Dalai Lama, China & Dorje Shugden

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 His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with Chairman Mao Zedong
至尊第十四世嘉瓦仁波切(达赖喇嘛)和毛泽东主席 

 
Every single day now I look forward very much to the day coming soon where the disappointing ban against the World Peace Buddha Protector Dorje Shugden will be over. It will be soon as I have been told by many extraordinary people I’ve met recently. Everything the Tibetan leadership has said against the Dorje Shugden practice has not made any sense. At first it sounded good, but as time goes on, educated people are examining their claims and coming to the conclusion it does not make sense. More are speaking out. Any government or leader should never criticize or ‘advise’ against any religious faith, path or practice. It is politically wrong not to mention it infringes on our religious freedom. It could set a dangerous trend that any leader or government can suddenly ‘ban’ any religion or spiritual path. This is wrong and against the freedom we deserve as a citizen of a free country and free world.  If you don’t like a certain religious path, you keep it to yourself and not announce it publicly disappointing many. It is not democratic, astute or beneficial to the charters of freedom enshrined in advanced nations. What is important is to look at the person not their skin color, race, religion or economic background. Religious apartheid must be removed even in the ‘advices’ we give others. We must give full respect to all religious faith regardless of our personal opinions. This is the way of a democratic society. The Dalai Lama now should stop speaking and giving ‘advice’ against Shugden in his public talks as it has brought no benefit and we want the Dalai Lama’s spiritual activities to grow. Previous ‘advice’ against Dorje Shugden should be retracted. It’s like President Obama speaking out against witchcraft in favor of ‘pure’ Christianity whenever he is at a public gathering. Obama must respect all religions as enshrined in the democratic US constitution and he does. It would help the Dalai Lama to follow the examples of other leaders in the free world with regards to religious freedom. Perhaps the Dalai Lama is not advised well by his close advisors on this issue. Tibet has not much information or exposure on this as they have been very isolated. It will benefit the Dalai Lama more to accept Dorje Shugden on many levels. Buddhism will stay pure with Dorje Shugden ‘inducted’ into it’s pantheon of practices. Buddhist countries all over the world in the last 2,500 years have absorbed local practices and spiritual beings into the Pantheon of Buddhism they follow which is unique to their country. Politically, spiritually and democratically better for the Dalai Lama to accept Shugden. With Shugden people behind the Dalai Lama, he will have more friends and supporters.

  

His Holiness the Great 10th Panchen Lama, Chairman Mao Zedong and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama meeting in Beijing.
至尊第十世班禅喇嘛、毛泽东主席和至尊第十四世嘉瓦仁波切在北京会面。 


In Malaysia we are blessed with a government that allows us religious freedom and for that I am thankful. So the Dorje Shugden issue should not be brought to Malaysia and Malaysian Buddhists have the right to explore the practice of Dorje Shugden without interference from any outside governments or outside religious authorities. This is enshrined in our Malaysian charter. This should apply to every other nation led by a democratic government also. A Buddhist Malaysian has the right to practice or worship Dorje Shugden if they so choose without any politics even from other Malaysians I gently remind. Our Malaysian government does not get involved with the Tibet issue and they believe that Tibet is a part of China. Malaysia-China relations have grown tremendously benefitting both countries economically. I am happy to see this and may Malaysia continue to grow. So if we live in Malaysia, we have to respect this special economic relationship that our government of Malaysia and China has forged. Malaysia is my home and therefore I must respect the views of the government representing the public here. Malaysian government does its best for its citizens and I must respect this as Malaysia has been kind to me in so many ways. When we are overtly supportive of the Dalai Lama or have his photo everywhere or do open celebrations about him, it is not disallowed at all but sometimes it can create a difficult situation for the Malaysian government we have been gently reminded. I do not wish to create difficulties for them. This is not Malaysia’s problem but a issue between the Dalai Lama and China that needs to be resolved soon. The ball is on the Dalai Lama’s court as the saying goes. The Dalai Lama has not met face to face with Chinese leadership for over 50 years to discuss the Tibet issue. So we have to be respectful to the Chinese government. My respects for the Dalai Lama is for his Buddhist learning and mastery which is free of any Geo-political issues or general politics full stop. I wish very much the Dalai Lama would do his utmost best to meet with  the Chinese leadership regardless of their ‘demands’ or what has happened in the past. The Dalai Lama may have moral authority, but the great nation of China has economic might among many other attractive qualities to the secular world. Most nations if not all will be attracted to economics wouldn’t you think? Sometimes in life it’s not about what is wrong or right as it should be, but what needs to be done. We have to leap forward now. China is a great nation, with one of the longest ancient cultures spanning over 5,000 years, and her social-cultural-economic emergence is obvious in the world. To respect China and becoming her friend would accomplish more for everyone and changes in China we may wish to see. Everyone is rushing to make relations with China. We have to respect the powerhouse China is. Therefore I do not presume to give any advice to the Dalai Lama but I do hope he will meet with the Chinese government soon. Being friends with Western governments is good, but Tibet is not in the West, but in China. So the Dalai Lama should focus on China. In general, I do not get involved with politics. But these are some of my thoughts that came up this morning. I wish China and Dalai Lama well.

 

 World Peace Dharma protector and Buddha Dorje Shugden
世界和平护法多杰雄登 

 

I wish China growth, awareness and spirituality. I wish China to find her cultural roots as well as her spiritual roots along with economic growth. China plays a very important role in world economics, peace and general direction. She is a great nation with great people. I wish the Dalai Lama long life and also his situation always be perfect. I wish he can see his homeland Tibet soon and that he will also lift the ban against Dorje Shugden followers who have suffered tremendously. Even if he says there is no ban, his public speeches in the form of ‘advice’ against Shugden practice has huge negative ramifications and effects. I respectfully with folded hands, request him to stop speaking in this manner and to meet the Shugden community leaders to eradicate this horrible situation in which more than four million Shugden followers are segregated.  I request for him to remove from the ‘wanted list’ the prominent Tibetans who are on his Central Tibetan Administration’s website as they are made out to be criminals which they are not. Placing their pictures for protesting against the ban seems archaic and medieval, almost inciting the public against them. All negative writings against Dorje Shugden on Dalai Lama’s personal website should be removed as it stains his good image making him look not open to religious freedom.  May the Dalai Lama please meet with Shugden leaders and resolve this in a win-win situation for both sides. Whenever there is conflict and one side wishes to meet the other and resolve, then the leaders should make every concerted effort to do so. If a leadership can remove the sufferings of even one citizen, they should as they have the power of office and responsibility to do so. China, the Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden all can be in the same world working with each other for the betterment of this planet. This is the way it should be and can be and will be. I wish the Dalai Lama will make this happen sooner as it’s in his hands now to do so.

 May all religions, faiths and forms of spirituality be respected by everyone in this world so it can contribute to world peace. May all secular and spiritual leaders safeguard this freedom which is the right of every citizen on this planet.
祈愿所有的宗教、信仰和灵修方式都能得到地球上每一个人的尊重,好让世界变得更和平。祈愿每名世俗和宗教领袖都能维护这种自由,因为这是每一位地球子民所该享有的权利。 

 

I do pray for the government of our own Malaysia to be healthy, to continue to flourish. I am blessed to be here for many reasons. I pray for Malaysia to be at peace and grow economically as well as the rest of the world.  I wish this for every nation on earth. 

 

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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嘉瓦仁波切、中国和多杰雄登

我每天都十分期待针对世界和平护法多杰雄登的禁令能早日撤除。我最近遇见的许多非凡人士都告诉我,这一天已指日可待。西藏领袖针对多杰雄登修持的指控根本毫无根据。在初期,这些话可能很好听,但日子久了,当人们重新探讨他们的说辞,就会发现他们所说的根本不合理。越来越多人已经挺身而出表达自己的看法。任何政府或领导人都不应该批评,或针对任何宗教、修持或修行方式给予“忠告”,因为那么做就等于是在扼杀宗教自由;而任何人若在这种情况下保持沉默,也是一种政治错误的做法。那将形成一种危险趋势,造成任何领导人或政府都可以突然“禁止”某种宗教或修行方式。这种做法是错误的,它剥夺了我们身为一个生活在自由世界、自由国度的公民所应享有的自由权。你若不喜欢某些宗教,把这种想法留给自己好了,而不该公告天下,让许多人失望。这对推崇自由宪章的先进国而言,并不是一种民主、精明或有利的做法。我们该看重的是一个人的为人,而不是他们的肤色、种族、宗教或经济背景。即便是在我们给予他人的“忠告”当中,也应避免加入宗教隔离的色彩。无论我们个人持有什么看法,我们都应该全然尊重每一种宗教信仰。这才是民主社会的精神。嘉瓦仁波切应该停止在公开演讲中继续提出反雄登的“忠告”,因为它并不带来任何好处。我们希望嘉瓦仁波切的佛法事业能茁壮成长,为达到这个目标,他应该收回过去反多杰雄登的“忠告”。嘉瓦仁波切反雄登的做法,就好比奥巴马总统为了讨好“纯”基督教,而在每个公开场合批评巫术一样。奥巴马必须遵守美国宪法,尊重所有宗教,事实上他的确也这么做。在宗教自由这件事上,嘉瓦仁波切若能仿效其他自由世界国家领导人的做法,则会比较理想。或许在这件事上,嘉瓦仁波切的贴身顾问并没有为他提供很好的忠告。西藏人普遍上对这些资讯的掌握并不充分,也很少接触这类课题,毕竟他们向来都相当与世隔绝。嘉瓦仁波切若能接纳多杰雄登,在许多层次上都对他大有帮助。若能把多杰雄登“纳入”佛教的万神殿,佛教将继续保持纯正。过去2500年来,全球的佛教国家都将所在地的民间修持和神祗纳入他们所供奉的万神殿,形成具有该国特色的佛教。由此可见,无论在政治、修行或民主上,嘉瓦仁波切接纳雄登都是比较理想的做法。若能获得雄登人从中支持,嘉瓦仁波切将拥有更多朋友和支持者。

我们很庆幸马来西亚政府允许我们享有宗教自由,我对此一直都心存感激。正因如此,多杰雄登课题不该被带到马来西亚来,而马来西亚的佛教徒也有权在不受到任何外界政治或宗教势力的干预下去探索这项修持。这一切都清楚地记录在马来西亚的国家宪章里。同样的做法也应该被其他民主国家政府所采纳。马来西亚的佛教徒有权修持或供奉多杰雄登,若他们选择这么做。然而,我再次提醒,这么做的前提必须是不涉及任何政治,即使对方同样是马来西亚人。马来西亚政府向来不干预西藏课题,也一直视西藏为中国的一部分。马中关系持续增长,对两国经济发展都有许多好处。我乐见其成,也希望马来西亚继续成长。作为马来西亚的居民,我们必须尊重马来西亚和中国政府所致力建立的特殊经济关系。马来西亚是我的家园,因此我必须尊重作为民众代表的政府秉持的立场。马来西亚政府尽力照顾自己的人民,我必须尊重这一点,毕竟马来西亚政府这些年来在各方面都待我不薄。若我们过度支持嘉瓦仁波切,把他的照片遍挂各或公开为他举办庆典,这种做法虽非完全不可行,但有时会令马来西亚政府为难。我们该警惕这一点。我并不想让政府为难,毕竟这并不是马来西亚的问题,而是嘉瓦仁波切和中国之间亟待解决的问题。有人说,目前关键的决定方是嘉瓦仁波切。过去50年来,嘉瓦仁波切从未直接跟中国领导会面讨论西藏课题。在这件事上,我们必须尊重中国政府。我对嘉瓦仁波切的尊敬来自他对佛学的掌握,这跟任何地方政治,甚至跟一般政治都丝毫没有关系。我十分希望嘉瓦仁波切能尽一切可能性跟中国领导会面,无论“条件”是什么,也不管过去曾经发生过什么事。嘉瓦仁波切也许是道德权威,但对世俗世界而言,中国拥有的是极具吸引力的各种条件,尤其是其雄厚的经济实力。即便不是所有国家,多数国家都会被经济所吸引,你难道不认同吗?有时候,生命并不关乎约定俗成的对或错,而是关乎什么才是我们该做的。我们是时候向前迈进了。中国是个大国,拥有超过五千年的古老文化,而她在全球的社会、文化、经济上的崛起更让人无法忽视。尊重中国,与她建立邦交,将使每一方都能成就更多,也会促成大家都乐于见到的中国改革发展。目前,大家都迫切地想跟中国建立邦交。我们必须尊重中国这个强国,故我并不打算给嘉瓦仁波切提供任何意见,但我真心希望他会尽快与中国政府会面。跟西方国家为友是好的,但西藏毕竟不在西方,而是中国。由此可见,嘉瓦仁波切应该把焦点放在中国。一般而言,我并不涉及政治,这只是今早突然浮现的想法。我希望中国和嘉瓦仁波切都安好。

我祈愿中国持续成长、保持觉醒和重视心灵成长。我希望中国在发展经济的同时,也能继续发掘其文化和心灵的根。中国在全球经济、和平和大方向上扮演十分重要的角色。这是一个充满美好人物的美好国度。我祈愿嘉瓦仁波切长寿,时常处于完好的状态。我希望他能早日重见自己的西藏家园,也希望他会撤除给修持者带来巨大痛苦的多杰雄登禁令。即使他口口声声说没有禁令,但他以“忠告”之名所发表的反雄登公开演讲,也会引起巨大的负面后果和回响。我双手合十,虔敬地请求他停止继续以这种方式发表这类演讲,同时早日跟雄登群体领袖会面,早日解决这造成超过四百万名雄登修持者遭隔离之灾的困境。我恳求他将刊登在藏人行政中央网页的“通缉名单”上的藏人名字取下,因为他们实际上并不是罪犯,却被强加罪犯之名。由于他们参与反禁令示威,就将他们的照片刊登在网上,这不禁让人联想起中古时代的做法,无异于煽动公众情绪,对他们发起杯葛行动。在嘉瓦仁波切个人网站上,所有关于多杰雄登的负面文章也都该被取下,因为那将破坏他美好的形象,令他看起来像不认同宗教自由。希望嘉瓦仁波切早日跟雄登领袖会面,好好解决这问题,达致双赢局面。每当发生冲突,若有任何一方想直接会面解决问题,双方领袖都应该努力达成这项协议。执政者若有能力减轻即便只是一个公民的痛苦,都理应责无旁贷,因为他们拥有这么做的实权和责任。中国、嘉瓦仁波切和多杰雄登都能共存于世,共同为改善地球而努力。事情本该如此,这也是可能会发生和将会发生的事。我希望嘉瓦仁波切能早日促成这件事,因为目前决定的关键在于他。

我祈愿马来西亚国泰民安。基于许多原因,我很荣幸自己居住在此。我祈愿马来西亚和平,经济茁壮成长。我祈愿地球上的每个国家都能享有同样的发展。

詹杜固仁波切

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  1. Pastor Henry Ooi on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

    The ban or what the Tibetan leaderships label as ‘advice’ not to engage with the spiritual and religious practice of Dorje Shugden is going on for decades. It has resulted in untold sufferings and hardships to Dorje Shugden practitioners in the Himalayan regions and around the globe. What Tsem Rinpoche wrote here is very good opinion and advice to the Tibetan leaderships, not just for moral reason but for humanitarian, social and economic reason too. The segregation of families and monasteries, the hurt and pain the ban has caused, has to end. Let peace prevail, allow growth on all levels to rise.

  2. Sofi on Feb 15, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Tibet is part of China, this is an accepted fact by the Heads of States worldwide. I share Rinpoche’s voice to humbly request His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to lift the Dorje Shugden ban and embrace the 4 million Shugden practitioners with compassion. 20 years of sufferings from the ban imposed by CTA is terribly long and should be resolved immediately. CTA is not about to resolve this issue nor the Dalai Lama’s wish for dialogue with China as they have their own agenda to be fulfilled due to their dependency on comfortable sponsorship of millions from Western countries. As Rinpoche mentioned, the ball in His Holiness’ court and in my opinion, China has just as much if not more to offer His Holiness and the Tibetans in Exile. The first and foremost, Tibet is in China and it is the Chinese government who has the authority to negotiate for their return. Based on past historic relationships, religious or secular, the bond is still strong. I sincerely appeal to His Holiness to take this opportunity to meet with the Chinese officials on reconciliation for return home. Lifting of Dorje Shugden ban will see your support base increased by 4 million immediately. After all, enlightened Protector Dorje Shugden is not and never has been the real issue and this powerful protector had save His Holiness and many during the great escape to India, a documented fact.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts and wishes which many of us share as well. May Lord Dorje Shugden’s glory be rightfully restored and may His Holiness the Dalai Lama be able to bring his people home soon.

  3. Jason on Feb 14, 2017 at 3:31 am

    多杰雄登的禁令和中国是没关系的。雄登禁令是来自西藏精神领袖的所谓”忠告”劝藏族不要修雄登而产生的。这样的禁令导致很多修雄登的藏族群众被欺辱和隔离。甚至有些雄者被伤害。这个禁令在25年前就有了。
    最近,达赖喇嘛允许藏族人民修持雄登但是达赖喇嘛没有公告说雄登禁令被解除。这导致全世界的修行者还在怀疑雄登护法修行是否合法。这使到雄登修行者还是活在禁令当中。雄登者要的只是宗教信仰自由,再说修雄登不会导致哪一方面的不好。
    达赖喇嘛应该面对面与雄登修行者来谈一谈找出圆满的解决方案。我祈愿达赖喇嘛尽早解除雄登禁令利益更多众生。而中国应该和达赖喇嘛谈判解决西藏和中国多年来的不和。
    人民的基本权利应该被关注。当雄登禁令被解除, 藏族人会更加团结,和谐相处。
    谢谢仁波切的分享。

    Jason

  4. Samfoonheei on Feb 13, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Religion shouldn’t mixed with politics.,When it is mixed religion becomes ignored.Religious freedom should be allow and no government ever interferes in people’s personal choices of religion or speak against it.
    In Malaysia we are blessed with a government that allows us religious freedom but not so in some countries like in Tibet,India and so forth.Whereby there is discrimination and segregation towards Shugden practitioners and denied services just because of their religion .As the Tibetan and many Dorje Shugden practitioners.around the world had suffered tremendously due to the ban.
    In a democratic society, full respect to all religious faith regardless of our personal opinions should be allowed. May the Dalai Lama ,China and Shugden leaders have a meeting to resolve the issue on the ban. May the Dalai Lama previous ‘advice’ against Dorje Shugden should be retracted soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  5. Paul Yap on Feb 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    It would be a truly world peace when China accepted H.H. Dalai Lama back to his homeland, Tibet. And at the same time, H.H. Dalai Lama accepted the Dorje Shugden practice and lineage, all of us could sit at the same prayer hall again, and PRAY for World Peace.

  6. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I am glad to see this comment by ‘Suzy in Hawaii’ on Tsem Rinpoche’s YouTube Chanel. After all this time more and more people who bother to look beyond hearsay and prejudice are beginning to see the goodness of Dorje Shugdenand benefit from it. Go see what Suzy wrote – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  7. Jason on Oct 19, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Political shouldn’t link with religion. I do support Lifting of Dorje Shugden ban doesn’t mean I disrespect to Dalai Lama or I support China.I am a newbie in Tibetan Buddhism and I am very annoying with ban and it caused many Tibetan Dorje Shugden (DS)practitioners lived in sufferings.
    Why many Dalai Lama followers keep link DS practitioners with China? We practiced DS not because of any political benefit but this is part of our lineage which been practiced by many fame lama (included Dalai Lama himself).Many people keep asking why not we abandon DS and rely on others Dharma protector which is less controversy.In Tibetan Buddhism, Guru Devotion is playing a key role in order for us to achieve great attainment and DS practice was confer to my Guru,Tsem Tulku Rinpoche so we have to practice DS as a student or deciple of Rinpoche.
    In facts, the prosecution done by Dalai Lama follower is baseless. I plea to Dalai Lama, please lift the DS ban and we want religious freedom and we love Dalai Lama. May DS ban lift soon to benefits more sentient beings in this world.

  8. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:22 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

    __________________________________

    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Carmen Koo on Jun 9, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    When any leadership gets involved in any religious matters, it creates segregation because with opinions comes segregation and bias. With Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Leadership advising against the practice of Dorje Shugden, it has undoubtedly caused much more damage on its people than anything else.

    His Holiness has given the reasons in his “advice” (but really, it is a ban) against Shugden that it harms the Tibetan’s movement for freedom, and it decreases the life of His Holiness.

    These two reasons alone are not enough to justify the suffering of 4 million practitioners worldwide.

    1. It does NOT harm any Tibetan movement because that is dependant on the Leadership. If the leadership fails to achieve or succeed in their plans, they cannot make religion, or in this case a religious practice, a scapegoat for it because it is always down to the people to make things happen. NOT religion. So mixing religion into the whirlwind of political arena is not right, or justifiable in any way.

    2. Since the ban on Shugden practice, it has been 20 years, but the many who stopped the practice, and the Tibetan leadership itself, could not and has not changed a thing. What they want is a free Tibet, but the situation remains. So banning Dorje Shugden practice is not logical and the practice does nothing to hinder any political movements or movements for freedom for Tibet. 20 years on the ban on Shugden is enough “proof” that these two matters are not intertwined nor dependant on one another.

    3. His Holiness himself is an emanation of Chenresig. How can practicing Dorje Shugden harm his life in any way, when His Holiness has the attainments to control his own winds/lifespan/health etc? For example, it is well known that His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had manifested severe sickness and many thought his time was up. Many offered long life prayers, and also a request for HH Zong Rinpoche not to pass until the incarnation of His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche is found and after that, HH Zong Rinpoche was as if he did not have any illness whatsoever.

    So to claim that the practice of Dorje Shugden harms the life of the Dalai Lama is absurd.

    Like what is written above, I hope to see peace between all parties in the near future.

  10. Chon Kong on Jun 7, 2016 at 10:52 am

    感謝仁波切的分享與教誨。

    我身為馬來西亞公民,最欣慰的是政府從獨立以來,都秉持著多元種族及宗教自由的政策與方針,來管理我們的國家。

    自由信仰及選擇各自的宗教,應該是基本的人權。限制和打壓甚至任意讓暴力舉動對付任何宗教信仰和修持,這樣會讓修持者之間造成負面關係,社會不安。

    贊成嘉瓦仁波切主動與雄登修持者的領導及中國政府,進行磋商,以社會和諧共處的大方向作為根基,來解決多年來存在的政教問題。這樣的會談,是一舉多得的。

  11. Su Ming on Jun 7, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Justin Trudeau, the new Canada Prime Minister was asked to name the nation he most admired a couple of years ago and, his answer was “China.” And his explanation? “Their basic dictatorship,” he explained, “is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.”

    And YEP, that is China in this era, where the rest of the countries are now racing to be good relationship with her. With the grand & out of the norm reception United Kingdom had for President Xi last year was already a telling sign how important bilateral trade with China is. And the Tibetan Leadership should follow.

    What the Tibetan leadership aka Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) is heading towards in the policies and religious freedom rights is like a bigger disaster waiting to happen. I do hope it will be soon that they turn around and for a start listen to our appeal in lifting the ban on Dorje Shugden.

  12. Sock Wan on Jun 6, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    The Dorje Shugden ban has created a lot of sufferings to the Tibetan people, many family and friends are separated because of the ban. One has to give up Dorje Shugden in order to receive assistance or benefits such as medical or education from the Tibetan leadership. Not only that, some high lamas such as H.H Trijang Rinpoche, H.H Pabongkha Rinpoche have to stay low profile so that their lives will not be at risk. They cannot go back to their monastery to give teachings to the monks as a result many precious teachings are not able to pass down, it is such a pity.

    Wishing the ban to be lifted has got nothing to do with pro-Chinese or anti-Dalai Lama. I am just a Buddhist practitioner, I don’t like to see how people suffer because of the ban and the many conflicts among them. As a Buddhist, I wish for harmony and respect for everyone.

  13. Vivian Ong on Jun 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I sincerely thank Rinpoche for sharing this article. This article will definitely make everyone think and make the right decision for the betterment of the world. Everyone have their rights to choose the religion they want and to practice what they want or what was given to them by their Guru.

    Why create hate and anger? Don’t we want world peace? Don’t we want less sufferings?

    With folded palms, I do hope that Dalai Lama will lift the ban very soon so that the sufferings of the people who are involved will end soon.

    Thank you.
    Regards,
    Vivian

  14. Justin Cheah on Jun 6, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you for sharing this article. This is the reality now that Dorje Shugden practitioners are being segregated due to no religious freedom. Dorje Shugden practitioners have been suffering and many are speaking out against the ban. More and more people are raising questions into the Central Tibetan Government (CTA)’s ban. There are many reasons showing the ban is unnecessary and most of all, causing harm to all let alone causing confusion on Buddhism. I agree with Rinpoche that we are very fortunate to be living in Malaysia because the government was not affected by this Dorje Shugden issue and we are able to follow a religion of our choice. May the ban be lifted very soon for the benefit of all especially Tibetans.

  15. KarenC on Jun 6, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    西藏是中国的一部分,这是不争的事实。 撇开政治不说,嘉瓦仁波切在对于多杰雄登禁令连带的一连串暴力及不平等的对待,甚至死亡。在这个自由言论,宗教信仰自由及注重人权的世界里,雄登禁令及来自于它的政策是非常落后,不人道及违反人权自由的。这个禁令也造成了西藏种族之间的不和谐及分裂。 藏人行政中央网的通缉名单根本不是罪犯,他们只是一群为维护自己信仰及要求宗教自由的人,有些甚至是高僧,他们这么做就是在用行动保护整个宗喀巴传承。这也有错吗?中国是一个不能容忍人们利用宗族煽动人民情绪及搞分裂的国家。藏人行政中央的行为就是与这个国家的政策背道而驰。在政治上,法律上及人权上,都是大错特错的。

    试想想,如果有天嘉瓦仁波切能够消除这禁令,其正面的影响有多强大?它不仅促进多方的关系,在经济,社会,人文及文化上肯定也会有效益。一举多得。

  16. Chin San on Jun 6, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    如果說懂得從佛法裡獲得知識並轉化心智的人,必定不會與那些蠻橫無理的、人云亦云、不懂得獨立思考而去評斷對錯的人們,一起站在同一陣線上,指虛烏有的傷害、侮辱那些認真在學習進修佛法的人。也,不會不懂得給予其他人自由與尊重。可悲的反雄登者,可否想過自己為何而反?而修持者為何而修?如果沒有思考過這些,是否可以停止繼續傷害人的舉動?

  17. William Chua on Jun 6, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Religion is a very personal choice and everyone should have their own freedom to choose what they want to practice. So, by imposing a ban on Dorje Shugden, the Dalai Lama is restricting this freedom to his people and caused difficulties to them. The Tibetan government is restricting its people from freedom of practice but the Chinese government is encouraging its people to discover their culture and have spiritual growth. In this way, we can see that China is more liberal and letting its people have a more balanced life instead of chasing money all the time.

    The fight continues peacefully to plead to the Dalai Lama to lift the ban.

  18. Wylfred Ng on Jun 6, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享

    我很庆幸我生在一个提倡宗教自由的国家–马来西亚。这里我们可以自由选择自己的宗教。

    不过,我也恳请嘉瓦仁波切可以对于多杰雄登禁令与其他多杰雄登修持者进行对话, 以寻求解决多杰雄登修持者及非修持者冲突的方法。 因为多杰雄登禁令不只是佛教的问题而已, 已经是成为社会问题。 在印度藏人区, 很多多杰雄登修持者都没有得到身为人类的基本权利, 比如上学, 去医院接受治疗等等, 这些都是违反了佛教人人平等的教诲。

    当然嘉瓦仁波切也应该向中国对话, 以解决流亡藏人的问题。

    希望嘉瓦仁波切可以本着观音菩萨慈悲为怀的心地, 解决多杰雄登禁令所带来的负面问题, 让佛教可以更顺利弘扬。

    谢谢

  19. jerry_sito on Jun 6, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    感谢尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的分享与教诲

    我在这篇文章中,最直入我心坎的一句话是:中国、尊者嘉瓦仁波切和多杰雄登都能共存于世,共同为改善地球而努力。

    尊者与中国之间的紧张关系,让我感到十分惊讶的是在过去50年来,尊者嘉瓦仁波切从未直接跟中国领导会面讨论西藏课题,同样的在至1996年到现在,尊者宣布了多杰雄登护法禁令至今,同样的从来都没有与无数无数在备受残忍对待,被歧视打压,被攻击伤害的多杰雄登修持者进行会面与讨论有关雄登禁令的问题。

    我们都确信尊者是大慈大悲的观世音菩萨的化身,那么在西藏流氓人民的身上,他们所渴望的和平与平安,又或者是从年轻就开始离乡背景,到现在已经进入年迈,他们也许都非常渴望能够在踏入故乡的土地上等待,在多杰雄登修持者的身上,僧侣寺院师徒朋友被迫分离,妻离子散,生病的因为是雄登修持者而不能进入诊所就医,因为修持多杰雄登而不能进入学校学习,这一切一切都是悲伤的,大慈大悲的尊者,请求您能够让您源源不绝的慈悲泉源,灌溉在一切有情众生中,无份你我,无分我们修持什么护法,展开对话,让和平与光明降临。

    合十,谢谢
    Jerry Sito

  20. Chris Chong on Mar 18, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article. In Malaysia we treasure religion freedom very much. It is a basic human right and nobody should have the authority to criticize any other religion or belief system. This can only end in a very nasty way.

    Non-Shugden practitioners should respect Shugden practitioners. We are one big Buddhist family that have the same goal and learn the same Dharma from the same Buddha Shakyamuni. Just because I practice Dorje Shugden and you don’t, does that make me less of a Buddhist? This discrimination and segregation against Shugden followers makes no sense and any logical human being would have a civilized way to react to it without the use of harsh and vulgar actions, verbally and physically.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  21. Valentina Suhendra on Mar 9, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I hope Tibetan leadership will stop contradicting itself and discriminating based on faith, for the benefit of Tibetan people.

    Meme3

    Meme4

    Meme5

  22. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 5, 2015 at 4:10 am

    The mark of a nation that has freedom for its people and practices democracy one way would be, people are allowed to practice what they choose without fear of retribution from the government. They will not loose their jobs by doing what they like, not threatened , harassed, people hurl abuses at them and so forth, such a place is Malaysia.

    I also agree that for the sake of the Tibetan people and causes better to befriend China at this time, like it or not Chinese economy is the largest in the world they have recently surpassed even the US.

  23. tsemtulku on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    INTERESTING DEVELOPEMENT:

    We have been informed by our friends in Dharamsala that the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA; the de facto head of Tibetans in Exile in India) that they have seen the vulgarities said in the name of being on the Dalai Lama’s defense. Many who can read English in Dharamsala have been horrified that their campaign against Shugden is leading to such vulgarities and attacks on Shugden followers personal lives. CTA had hoped to intimidate Shugden people to give up through fear and violence in the past, but it has worked against them as they represent Dalai Lama a Nobel peace prize winner. People are asking why Dalai Lama does not speak up against the hatred towards Shugden people? CTA in the past have kept quiet about the attacks on Shugden people both physical and verbal but now IT’S DIRECTLY BEING CONNECTED TO THEM which is bad PR. The more Dalai Lama supporters hurl abuses on line and it’s recorded, the more it will work against CTA.

    The CTA visit this blog often to keep a watch. They are embarrassed by people who write such negatives and vulgarities now and engage in name-calling in the name of Buddhism and the Dalai Lama. It reflects terribly on them. They have been getting more negative response from people around the world and more queries. The press has been picking up on these types of verbal abuses hurled at Shugden people and find it justified and alerted to the fact something is seriously wrong. They are starting to question the CTA more which is embarrassing.

    We will keep posting these vulgarities hurled at Shugden people online. This is what Shugden people have to tolerate daily. But you will see NO SUCH COMMENTS from Shugden people. I have friends who informed me they will also send this article’s link to press around the world and proper authorities to keep them alert. As violent vulgarities can escalate into violence against innocent Shugden practitioners.

    You see the bottom line is all this name hurling and violent words can stop overnight if His Holiness Dalai Lama speaks up to stop it. Dalai Lama should send people to engage in dialogue to settle this matter once and for all. It would benefit everyone all around. This ban and advice against peaceful Shugden practitioners was started by Tibetan leadership. They should do something to stop it as they are responsible for every person they affect with this ban. The Tibetan leadership is responsible for every harm perpetrated or planned against Shugden practitioners both verbal, psychological and physical.

    Do see the pictures here of the abuse but be ready for how unpleasant it could be: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58841

    • Sofilim on Mar 8, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Its funny how these ‘practitioners’ forget their ‘wisdom n compassion’ in times of strive. How unstable the mind can be and certainly shows how difficult n far the stretch of path to Enlightenment, even for those who proclaimed themselves ‘devote students’ of HHDL. Thank you Rinpoche for showing me what importance equiminity play in our practise. May HHDL bless us with the lifting of the ban on Lord Dorge Shugden’s practise soon, to end so much suffering inflicted physically n mentally. I shudder at all the karmic consequences that this ban had caused.

  24. Billy Ng on Feb 14, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for this article on Dorje Shugden, Dalai Lama and China. This article has made me understand even more about the ban between this three parties. Personally, what i feel is that this ban is to benefit more people from China who practices it as the population in China is more than Tibet. From what i know, and I’m not sure whether this is right or not, China and Tibet doesn’t have a good relationship for many years. So, i guess by banning the practice of Dorje Shugden this allow many people around the world to practice it. As Dorje Shugden’s practice is very powerful, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama use this as a tool to help benefit more people other then just Tibet itself. Hence, I feel that the Dalai Lama is doing it right in a way.

    May this issue be solved quickly between them and may everyone who’s suffering from the ban not suffer anymore.
    Thank you again Rinpoche for this beneficial teachings.

  25. tsemtulku on Feb 13, 2015 at 2:24 am

    It’s amazing, sometimes when you make a spiritual choice, some people can criticize and segregate you for it. As if your choice must be approved by them. If they don’t approve they have some mandate to tell you that you are wrong and also can be rude for your choice of faith. If you don’t pray to what they pray to, then your ‘god’ is a demon or something. How archaic. LOL. I find that amazing. LOL again. How can you come to my space, face and life and tell me my religion is wrong? I didn’t hurt anyone with my faith and I don’t intend to. Whatever others of my same faith are or are not doing is not me. So don’t bundle me up into the same package. I am me and they are them. Besides, I am more than my religion. There are many aspects of who I am. So don’t just look at my spiritual choice and summarize me. You don’t know me. And you don’t have to know me. Also I owe nothing to you. I don’t need your approval for my spirituality. I would love to be your friend but let’s not let our spiritual choice ever get in the way. Be modern, be today and accept who I am as I don’t hurt anyone. 🙂 So look at all parts of who I am but the bottom line is my spirituality is my choice, do not ever presume to comment, disparage, judge or even think anything about it. I eat what I want. I dress as I like. Live where I want. Befriend who I wish. Write what I like on my social media space and pray to whatever I feel is working for me. Full stop! 🙂 Thanks for letting me live my life as your opinion of it is not needed, requested or solicited and I say this with deepest respects to you.. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

  26. Irene Lim on Feb 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I too look forward to the day where this Shugden conflicts can be resolved peacefully by the Dalai Lama and Shugden Buddhists. Millions of Shugden Buddhist have endured 20 long years of suffering created by the illegal and illogical ban. The whole issue is damaging both to the image of the Dalai Lama who is regarded as the world peace icon and Buddhism as a peace loving religion. This religious apartheid is against humanity and abuses human rights. How is world peace possible without ethics? It is shocking that it is carried out by a man of peace and a world religious leader promoting, on a global platform, religious tolerance, patience and peace who also happened to be emanation of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. Why are Shugden Buddhists excluded from Chenrezig’s compassion? Like what the Dalai Lama has always preached around the world, conflicts should be resolved by dialogue. Hence I too join in prayers with Most Venerable Tsem Tulku Rinpoche that the Dalai Lama will accord Shugden Buddhists with the same principle as he has taught and grant dialogue to Shugden Buddhists without any delay to resolve the conflict.

  27. shelly tai on Feb 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing this post with us. Religion freedom is a rights for each individual no one like to be force to something that they unwilling so the ban Of Shugden practice has create a lot pain for many practitioners around the world, no one want suffering or pain we all want peace and happiness.

  28. abby foo on Feb 7, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Comment I like and inspires me from Tsem Rinpoche.

    For me, I have received teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama and I still have to respect him as one of my lamas. It might be different for some of you who have not. But my approach must be respectful. Even if I didn’t have teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama, would still approach him in a respectful manner. The advice against Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness is hurting many people in fact millions. It’s creating discord, segregation and pain. Everything the Dalai Lama teaches is about compassion, tolerance and reconciliation and the Shugden practitioners deserve that too. I therefore, respectfully prostrating to the ground would ask H.H. the Dalai Lama to please send his ministers to talk to the leaders of the Shugden group and resolve this issue. I say all this with deepest respects. As a part Tibetan, I also wish His Holiness the best. Long live the Dalai lama.

    Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

  29. Amber m on Feb 5, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Hi… I’m confused.. If Dorje Shugden is a powerful dharma protector in clearing out obstacles, why hasn’t he cleared out this issue with the Dalai Lama? It’s been going on for years, How come the Dalai Lama hasn’t changed his mind? And didn’t the previous Trijang Rinpoche advocate Dorje Shugden practice but what does the current reincarnation of Trijang Rinpoche think? We don’t really hear much comments from him.

  30. Wendy Loh on Feb 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for writing this article, which I took time to digest because in reality democracy is nothing but a dramatic stage play. While I do love my country, Malaysia, it is not perfect and religious freedom is not entirely respected. Certain symbols of particular religions have been chastised by extremists and yet at the same time, citizens of different creeds and beliefs celebrate and work together quite effortlessly. Such is life in samsara, isn’t it? Things are constantly switching between positive and negative and our minds are pulled a long stirred by a variety of emotions. Most people respond and react based on past experiences that are no longer true today such as how the victim of a robbery believes that her assailant of a particular race is evil and so everyone from his community are crooks. Hence, a prejudice is formed and she will probably be biased until she realizes that her opinion is untrue, her anger unjustified.

    Therefore, some Shugden practitioners protest and allege that the Dalai Lama is false and demand that the ban be lifted. They cry for religious freedom. Rinpoche hopes for a peaceful dialogue between the Dalai Lama and the Dorje Shugden followers and China. On the other hand, the Dalai Lama supporters are adamant with their stands. If we look at it objectively, we are all just operating, speaking, writing and talking from our own interpretation and judgment. Rinpoche and all the high lamas are merely showing and pointing it out for us to see, reflect and understand how our minds work.

    When high lamas appear to be in conflict, it is a method employed to portray our confusion so that we will ask and learn or not. See how some replies here claim that Rinpoche suddenly no longer have the type of wisdom that they project and want Rinpoche to have, it demonstrates our very state of mind and our habituation.

    We need to be astute and vigilant in making our choices and going all the way with it because the first debate we need to have is not with others but with ourselves. If we can win the devil inside of us, then, that which is outside would not bother us any longer.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this valuable teaching.

    With folded hands,
    Wendy

  31. Datuk May on Feb 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    The middle way is the solution to most conflicts. Middle way is the awareness of conflicting parties’ needs and then communicate, negotiate and find the way to a compromise or meeting at a point acceptable to all parties.

    It is hard to understand why HH Dalai Lama is unable to meet face to face with China and Shugden worshippers to find a way whereby suffering would end.

    Politics and religions should not mix. Leadership is not about banning or stopping people to practise but rather making sure that the people under this leadership is all well and happy. Religious practise of Dorje Shugden has been on for 400 years and nobody had been harmed.

    Not being able to regain Tibet had been a thorn for Dalai Lama and his continuous methods are not producing results, so is it convenient to blame someone else or better to change His methods.

    Leaders of China had changed many times, but the constant is the Dalai Lama on the other side, therefore it is good to ask whose stand needs to be reconsidered.

  32. R. Philippe on Feb 2, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I am very surprised that the previous post have been published on your blog! It seems like You have lost the control of your toughts underground thé guidante of a political machine! Sorry! I can’t accept the way It goes Now! You are doing far worst than what you seem to blame on HH the Dalai Lama’ i am so Sorry about that! May You recieve enough light to recover a clear mind!

  33. Jampa Lhamo on Feb 1, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Here is a website that gives a lot of good information about what’s really going on. Everyone should calm down and take the time to read it.

    http://www.dalailamaprotesters.info

  34. paolorossi4444 on Jan 31, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Precious Tzem Rinpoche
    this article reflects exactly my inner thought about the ban,I hope to be able to meet You in kuala to personally greet you.
    an old disciple of the Lamas.
    Laghen Claudio Cipullo

  35. konchok on Jan 31, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

    I have deep respect for you – your wisdom and compassion you have for sentient beings. However your views of Dorje Shugden, rightly or wrongly is not in accordance to Tibetan Buddhist practice. You are ordained by HH Dalai Lama and he is your root guru. By propitiating D
    S against his instruction is breaking your samaya – that is good enough to send you to Hell for countless eons.

    Thats my view..and for your views that you have in DS, I have my reservations now on your Wisdom.

    • Sheldon on Feb 1, 2015 at 3:02 am

      Maybe the DS spirit has taken over some sentient beings and now don’t see clearly any more.

    • Amber m on Feb 5, 2015 at 1:38 am

      I saw an interview with the Dalai Lama where he told the interviewer that his gurus were wrong in the practice of Dorje Shugden. so that must also mean that he has broken his Samaya with his gurus. Therefore not a qualified spiritual guide anymore.

      • Malte on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:32 am

        sad to see how less knowledge commentators have here. it is properly fine to not agree with your guru. you seem not to know the scriptures! i can give you the references if you wish so.

  36. Lum Kok Luen on Jan 31, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    May there be peace, compassion and acceptance amongst all parties to this Shugden chapter and may this chapter be closed indefinitely soon.

    Peace be upon all on earth!

  37. Phng Keng Hwa on Jan 31, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for posting this. It is good to know that the ban will be lifted soon. 🙂
    The fact that Malaysia allows religious freedom is just another reason to why we Malaysians should consider ourselves very fortunate. Malaysia is actually a very beautiful country, with little to no earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and etc. this country also has relatively nice weather all year round. 🙂

    Thank you, Rinpoche. I wish you well.

    Your humble student,
    Keng Hwa.

  38. Jampa Lhamo on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:32 am

    With all due respect I think Rinpoche is a little confused because there really is no ban on the practice. As you well know there are several large and flourishing Shugden monasteries in India and Nepal where the monks can practice as they like.

    Likewise individuals are free to do as they wish although His Holiness has said very clearly he does not want a spiritual relationship with people who worship Shugden.

    This is all very well known so why do you pretend otherwise?

    In the past you clearly stated you did not practice Shugden and publicly proclaimed your support of His Holiness on this issue – now it seems you have been lying to everyone and following Shugden all the time. Isn’t this dishonest and deceptive behavior? What happened to right speech, aren’t monks supposed to set a good example?

    Another thing I want to ask is whether you have discussed this with the current incarnation of your teacher Zong Rinpoche?

    If not why not and if so what did he say?

    The reason I think this is an important question is because many of us have received tantric initiations from (previous) Zong Rinpoche and yet have no difficulty following His Holiness’s advice.

    Why can’t Rinpoche let go?

    For someone who understands dependent arising and the changeability of all things there should be no conflict or contradiction.

    • Feng Way on Jan 31, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      When everything turns into dogmatism, guru devotion and other stuff like that loses any value.

      You said very well: “For someone who understands dependent arising and the changeability of all things there should be no conflict or contradiction.”

      • Jampa Lhamo on Feb 1, 2015 at 6:35 am

        You are right. Under the influence of fanaticism and dogmatism many people have turned guru devotion into cult-like guru worship.

        • Miri on Feb 1, 2015 at 9:11 pm

          1- Tsem Rinpoche’s root guru is Zong Rinpoche, not the DL.
          2- the risk of incorrect reliance applies to followers of both sides of the argument. If you say that sincere Shugden practitioners practice reliance incorrectly, you must say the same about the followers of the DL.

  39. tsemtulku on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:19 am

    Dear everyone, His Holiness Dalai Lama says to kick out monks from the monasteries who do not listen. I was so surprised at this short speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS6hq5HJNik

    • Lagro on Feb 3, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      On February 5, US President Barack Obama will deliver remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, to which His Holiness the Dalai Lama has also been invited to appear.

      “The President is a strong supporter of the Dalai Lama’s teachings and preserving Tibet’s unique religious, cultural and linguistic traditions,” said National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan Meehan.

  40. Frederick Law on Jan 31, 2015 at 2:42 am

    We are blessed to be living in Malaysia that is multicultural and multiracial, we really appreciate the the religious freedom we have here. It is sad to see that in this time and age, there is still persecution and ban on religious practice.

    Mixing politics and religions is a recipe for disaster as it create chaos and split the community. Secular decision cannot be enforce onto spirituality as both motives are different.

    it would be great to see Dalai Lama, China and Dorje Shugden working together. Hope that the issue surround China -Tibet will end with both side in a win win situation, same goes to Dalai Lama & CTA – Dorje Shugden to clear the confusion misunderstanding on the ban which is enforce with so many flaws in its excuse.

  41. Phng Keng Boon on Jan 30, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This article was interesting and i agree with you that HH the Dalai Lama, Dorje Shugden and China should be working together and all religions should be respected worldwide.

    Thank you for sharing this post.

  42. Phine on Jan 30, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    It does not matter for me who is right and wrong. Many Shudgen practitioner will go on protesting and commenting bad about HHDL wrong decision. If HHDL is a fake one as what Shudgen practitioner is commenting, is basically means the whole gelugpa lineage is fake and wrong. Dear Rinpoche, if you can talk to DS to ask his practioner to stop protesting, because it does not bring any meaning.

    • Miri on Jan 31, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Actually the protests have great meaning. For example: many tibetans have quietly thanked the ISC for the protests, it gives them courage to see that it is possible to stand up for one’/ rights without being thrown into a dungeon / tortured / killed and the number of tibetans joining and speaking out publicly is increasing. Likewise, through the western public are beginning to take notice that something is wrong, that not all is well in the Buddhist communities, this would not be happening if it weren’t for the protests. The western public is beginning to see past the smokescreen that the instigators and supporters of the ban have created and continue to maintain ever more desperately. The only person who can stop the protests is the Dalai Lama, the Shugden practitioners will not go back into obscurity without a resolution. So let’s indeed hope the leaders of both sides will soon talk for a win-win solution – the shugden practitioners are waiting for the dialog to happen, more than ready and willing to move on.

  43. shelly tai on Jan 30, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing this post, is indeed right for DalaiLama and all the world leader to create a win win situation for religion practice we human should help each others not making havoc to each others by doing so then we can create world peace.

  44. Li Kheng on Jan 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Dharma practice is a personal choice and a public practice. Meaning: what we choose to pray to is personal and we do not need public approval or “ratings” for it. We make a choice based on our affinity to a practice and belief. As no one should judge our religious choice or restrict that freedom, we should never impose our judgements on others. In other words, Dharma practice is public. We pursue spirituality to better ourselves as a person. All the dharma learnt is intended to be practiced on everyone without discrimination or condition. That is what we call equanimity.

    Religious freedom by legislation has reached a new level of tolerance. For example, voodoo that was once considered taboo is not recognized and permitted. The Dalai Lama himself took a similar stance by recognizing the Bon practice. Therefore, it does surprise me that his Holiness is so un-accepting with Dorje Shugden and his practitioners.

    The stale mate between the Dalai Lama and China should come to an end because it benefits no one for this conflict to persist. In the teaching [Nothing Changes, Everything Changes] by Tsem Rinpoche, I learn that in order to be happy, to have peace, to move on, just take the first step to say “sorry” or “let’s be friends” etc. You take the first step not because you are wrong, but because you want to move on…because you don’t want to hold onto the burden of animosity.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post. It clearly reiterates the need to keep spirituality and politics separate.

  45. freon on Jan 30, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    This ban have causes so much damage. People are confused on the reason Dalai Lama imposed on this ban and seem like Dorje Shugden’s ban have always been related to China.

    It is not fair to blindly relate religion with politic or use religion as scapegoat to get away the attention on the problems that the Tibet refugees should face with.
    May this illogical ban will be uplifted to clear the darkness of ignorance.

  46. Uncle Eddie on Jan 30, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Not only our Rinpoche, but all shugden practitioners around the globe are anxiously and earnestly praying hard for a hopeful amicable settlement of the Dorje Shugden issue soon,the ealier the more blessed! It is indeed painfully sad to note that there seem to be no indication of an amicable solution for a happy ending. The millions of Dorje Shugden’s practitioners have faithfully awaited in total disappointment through the many painful years till today, and are still awaiting for a pleasant resolution to this stubborned issue! As Rinpoche’s blog said, “If His Holiness can so compassionate “forgive” the communists for all the damages they have had done in Tibet, why not also forgive the shugden people, who have in fact done much less, if any, in Tibet or elsewhere.” As a highly enlightened being, it would be appropiate as a “DEVINE” Leader of Tibet to forgive and forget whatever had has already happened so long ago. In respect of peace and happiness in our today’s World, we already have too much sufferings, cost by by endless killings and fighting through conflicts around the Globe, segregating people, families, love ones and creating painful havocs, griefs, discomforts and deaths to hundreds of thousands of sentient beings! I have even come across such write-ups quoted in one of His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s famous books! Are we happy or eager to add more such conflicts, hurt,painful sadness to all the aforesaid sufferings already existing to the people around this unhappy World.If not, let us therefore “FORGIVE AND FORGET WHAT HAD BEEN PASSED” and get back together, to peacefully re-instate harmony, happiness and unity for the sake and benefit of all Beings!

  47. Joe Hamilton on Jan 29, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    All this sweet talk about China makes me sick to the stomach. China is a disgrace to mankind and is run by murderers….and you know it.
    Do and say and teach what you want. It will not help a single innocent person in a chinese jail.

    • freon on Jan 30, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      Dear Joe, in history, there is always war between country.

      How about those refugees who are casting out by own Tibetan in refugees camp just because of the belief? If you are really into human rights, look at those truly need help now.

      Similarly, you can do and say what you want, but respect this blog post. As this blogs space is not belongs to you. Thank you

    • Lagro on Jan 30, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Most of Rinpoche’s disciples are Chinese.

  48. lobsang Dekyi on Jan 29, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Free Dorjee Shugden practice and i want responsability talk this for lobe and compation with my teacher Chenrezing and Dalai Lama. I pray for Dalai Lama acceptimg the practice Shugden la

  49. lewkwanleng on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Religious discrimination is not something we should promote. It has many bad effects such as instilling hatred in the practitioners which is totally opposite teaching of Buddha.

    I also find that Central Tibetan Administration publish the “wanted list”, and it is not something we should encourage. From what I remember, Central Tibetan Administration is a democratic administration, and this action is totally not accepted by a democratic administration. Therefore, I am also very much looking forward to the day when this disappoint ban against Dorje Shugden will be over.

    May we promote peace instead of hatred; may we promote oneness instead of separation; may we promote acceptance instead of discrimination.

  50. Tenzin on Jan 29, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Following long and careful investigations, His Holiness the Dalai Lama strongly discourages Tibetan Buddhists from propitiating the fierce spirit known as Dolgyal (Shugden). Although he once practised Shugden propitiation himself, His Holiness renounced the practice in 1975 after discovering the profound historical, social and religious problems associated with it. Even within the Geluk and Sakya schools – the Tibetan Buddhist traditions to which majority of Shugden practitioners belong – the propitiation of this spirit has been controversial throughout its history. Historical investigation reveals that Shugden practice, which has strong sectarian overtones, has a history of contributing to a climate of sectarian disharmony in various parts of Tibet, and between various Tibetan communities.
    His Holiness has regularly made public his view that this practice is inadvisable, based on the following three reasons:

    1. The danger of Tibetan Buddhism degenerating into a form of spirit worship
    2. Obstacles to the emergence of genuine non-sectarianism
    3. Especially inappropriate in relation to the well-being of Tibetan society

    His Holiness has strongly urged his followers to consider carefully the problems of Shugden practice on the basis of these three reasons and to act accordingly. He has stated that, as a Buddhist leader with a special concern for the Tibetan people, it is his responsibility to speak out against the damaging consequences of this kind of spirit worship. Whether or not his advice is heeded, His Holiness has made clear, is a matter for the individual.

    • Eno on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      The irony is that Shugden is presented by his followers as the protector of the Ge-luk (dge lugs) school, of which the Dalai Lama is the (de facto) leader.

    • Pastor Jay Jae on Jan 30, 2015 at 2:18 am

      Dear Tenzin,

      I understand your frustration about the current ban on Dorje Shugden and inevidently, there are so many inconsistencies and confusions. Instead of presenting your case in a format which has been repeated for umpteen times without much logic, may I suggest you ask these questions from this link and see if it applies to you and the current situation: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/can-tibetan-lamas-make-mistakes.html

      • Tenzin on Jan 30, 2015 at 6:01 pm

        Hello pastore,
        Can I please have my above comment deleted? How do I do that?

  51. Joy on Jan 29, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    It would be befitting for a resolution to arise because let’s face it, this ain’t the 16th century any more and even the Berlin wall has been torn down. Why of all faiths… the world’s supposedly most “peaceful” religion is putting up walls against each other? That just does not make any sense and there is more non-Buddhist education, atheist people out there who is gonna look at this and laugh at Buddhism as a whole, and unfortunately this will definitely not look good for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. This certainly does not create a positive impression on the Dalai Lama. So yes it is totally logical and the BEST for everyone that a dialogue to resolve this issue on common peaceful grounds be set and done once and for all. H.H. Dalai Lama always talk about world peace, tolerance and harmony, it’s time to show this great example by resolving the Shugden issue amicably. Like what Rinpoche said “With Shugden people behind the Dalai Lama, he will have more friends and supporters.” There is certain more to gain when a nation is united than when it’s divided.

    If a leadership can remove the sufferings of even one citizen, they should as they have the power of office and responsibility to do so. —-So TRUE and I think everyone is anxiously waiting, and watching and needing this action from the H.H. the Dalai Lama. It’s high time as time is certainly running short.

  52. Li Kim on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this article as it has given me perspective to balance my view on mixing religion and politics. Personally, religion and politics should NEVER mix because the primary motivation of both are not the same. In politics nobody talks about peace but economics. Of course many can argue that economics brings peace…hmm…I guess so but not that inner peace in our minds which we can take to our death beds which we can bring to a better level in our next lives (for those who believe in reincarnation).

    However, my personal view of not mixing is unrealistic, which is why what Rinpoche has written teaches me how that despite the world mixing it all up I can still hold a spiritual view on it. I do pray that this hostile Ban is lifted and all that is “advised” against Shugden practitioners be retracted. I wish HH Dalai Lama long life. More importantly, I pray for all beings to have peace in their minds and souls and this will happen by not creating more conflict.

  53. herferra on Jan 29, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    At the end you get past the “dark side”
    No shame gives you ?????

    • Eno on Jan 29, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      LOL, this is not the Star Wars movie, this is a world of relative truth, where Shugden could be demon and protector in the same time.

      The ultimate truth is something that is perceived by the wisdom of sublime beings. And the relative truth is something that is perceived by ordinary beings whose subject is contaminated, or obscured by ignorance.

      The Buddha who has completely understood the nature of the two truths without any error, has taught us, spoken, or termed these two truths. The word ‘termed’ is very important because only someone who has understood the two truths can reveal the absolute teaching, the ultimate teaching on the two truths. And that is only the Buddha himself.

  54. GraceLeong on Jan 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    A reconciliation towards a win win situation would be PERFECT !!
    This will be a real test on the practice of the Eight Worldly Concerns for everyone.
    Thank you Rinpoche for the precious teachings !

  55. Pastor Henry Ooi on Jan 29, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    It is good for all parties concerned to meet, mediate, talk, discuss and come to a good solution for all parties. What Rinpoche wrote here is so true and I do not have to repeat.
    May Rinpoche live long
    May Dalai Lama live long
    May the leaders of Malaysia live long
    May the leaders of China live long
    May everyone live long.

  56. Andrew Hibberd on Jan 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Tashi delek. #thefuture will be predicted
    by seven billion peoples actions now.
    one ounce of practice is worth twenty tonnes
    of any thing else thanks mate from aus.
    the time is nearing for the homeland im sure.
    at least from here i can sense it but im
    just silly old dad with five kids and a guru wife.
    i teach my kids lets keep it simple

  57. Lester Lim on Jan 29, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, this is a topic that is easier to start than to conclude. HHDL is not just an individual, he is an institution, an institution that spanned for centuries to oversee certain interest and to sustain specific differences. China is a major part of this theocratic equation. I strongly agree with you that we should wish all parties well and that reconciliation is the way to go. There is a tremendous hunger in China for religion, in particular Buddhism. In many places, the most respected and ‘fashionable’ form is Tibetan-style Buddhism. There are also attempts by Beijing to promote itself once again as the world’s Mahayana centre. Unfortunately this is not purely religious. Here, spirituality and political power are two sides of the same coin. I can only pray that Lord Shugden bridges both worlds, that all involved have the wisdom to focus only on their commonalities. _/\_

  58. Eno on Jan 29, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    In some of the big buddhist schools in Tibet, they have slogans like “I pay homage to Gautama who has rejected all views” written right on top of the door, right as you enter the main shrine. They talk about how the monks should study the Madhyamika view, Chandrakirti, buddhist pramana and all of that. But at the end, it says that after all of these studies, you should get rid of all of them.

  59. pammie on Jan 29, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for such a beautiful post.
    Yes!! China, the Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden all can be in the same world working with each other for the betterment of this planet. This is the way it should be and can be and will be.

    Nobody should ever put down another one’s faith no matter what. All of us should be given equal rights to practice any religion. Malaysia is such a beautiful country for our government is fair and they do not discriminate religions.

    I really pray that this issue can be resolved soon for many who are suffering from the ban.
    May we all have religious freedom everywhere.

  60. tsemtulku on Jan 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Every single day now I look forward very much to the day coming soon where the disappointing ban against the World Peace Buddha Protector Dorje Shugden will be over. It will be soon. Everything the Tibetan leadership has said against the Dorje Shugden practice has not made any sense. At first it sounded good, but as time goes on, educated people are examining their claims and coming to the conclusion it does not make sense. More are speaking out. Any government or leader should never criticize or ‘advise’ against any religious faith, path or practice. It is politically wrong not to mention it infringes on our religious freedom. If you don’t like a certain religious path, you keep it to yourself and not announce it publicly disappointing many.Un-democratic. What is important is look at the person not their skin color, race, religion or economic background. Religious apartheid must be removed even in the ‘advices’ we give others. Tsem Rinpoche

    • Sheldon on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      If we see HHDL as a simple monk with no realizations we lose out big time. If one recognizes within ones heart that HHDL is a living buddha and has infinite compassion for all sentient beings and who can see each and everyone’s mind. Out of great compassion HHDL knows what’s best for our mind. If HHDL advises us what is best for us. Wouldn’t one listen and do what is said?

      It comes down to guru devotion. If we cannot take up and do what is advised by HHDL. Then we cannot have guru devotion to any other realized beings including Lord Buddha.

      Not all Lamas/Rinpoches/Tulku have total realizations.

      Lama Zopa Rinpoche said “HHDL’s was at Deer Park visiting Geshe Sopa and a staff member asked HHDL “time and time You have said you are a simple monk with no bodhicitta and realizations of the right view. If HHDL does not have experience of these realizations, then ordinary beings like us don’t have any hope whatsoever.”

      HHDL felting unbearable (compassion, not wanting us to lose faith.) It slipped out from His holy mouth that He did remember that in a past life HHDL was a bodhisattva in the entourage of the Buddha. HHDL gave a very clear answer.”

      We have to be very careful with this issue. HHDL is trying His best to guide us as best He can from this life and the next. If HHDL said a practice will not help or guide oneself then we should stop doing it.

      To worship something is not the path to enlightenment. Worshipping is just short term gains for this life. It will be useless at the end of one’s life. No true gains only more suffering.

      We are all in samsara. We need to get out in this life.

      • jp on Jan 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm

        Hi Sheldon,

        Please read this article. It will help you understand more.

        http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/can-tibetan-lamas-make-mistakes.html

        Warm regards,
        JP

        • Sheldon on Feb 1, 2015 at 2:51 am

          Hi JP,

          Can a Rinpoche(s) be wrong too?

          HHDL has spent many centuries investigating this issue. HHDL would surpass all others in knowledge with this issue. He is not don’t this for selfish reasons. He knows exactly what will help us to gain enlightenment.

          If He has to use wrathful means to wake up Sangha members or lay people He will do whatever is needed for their sake.

          The people who are against the wishes of HHDL see HHDL with wrong view. They see He has a simple monk and not a living buddha. Who knows exactly what we need. Thats the downfall of this issue.

      • paolorossi4444 on Jan 31, 2015 at 4:04 pm

        trough worship.

    • Malte on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:37 am

      I think, first of all, there is no general ban. People can practice it. Secondly, restrictions and majority decisions in the monasteries are reasonable in light of how this practice restricts the freedom of practice for his adherents (Shugden violently punishes those who even touch Nyingma texts). Thirdly, Zong Yangsi Rinpoche doesn’t practice Shugden either. No reason to cling so much to it. This is my opinion.

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  • Alice Tay
    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
  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:02 PM
    感恩仁波切的分享这殊胜的一天的文章 !

    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 !

    愿上师詹仁波切健康,长寿,吉祥如意, 克切拉禅修林的工程尽快完成, 佛法传播到世界每一个角落 !

    感恩合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • 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
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 04:38 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for the teaching on What is a Blessing. Many of us got all excited when we get a “blessing” from a high lama, but often time neglected the true meaning of the blessing. What Rinpoche taught us is important because we need to stop putting our fate, destiny, life in the hands of others. The mindset of thinking that once we have gotten the blessings from a holy being and then we will have good fortune and will be set for life, s not the correct mindset. The holy lama has the power by his touch to bless us, to protect us and to open up our previous imprint. The blessing is meant to trigger us to become better and change the course of our life for the better. A blessing brings positive energy into our life, and it is really up to us to persistently pursue that good cause and change our life for the better.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/what-is-a-blessing.html
  • Joy Kam
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 04:00 PM
    ***The Advantages of Propitiating Dorje Shugden***

    Dorje Shugden is also known as the Protector of our time because, apart from guiding Buddhist practitioners on their path to Enlightenment, he also attends to our daily challenges and obstacles. Dorje Shugden does this not because he is a fulfiller of samsaric wishes but because in his omniscience, Dorje Shugden recognises that the human mind becomes distracted from Dharma practice by mundane problems. Hence alleviating our worries and fulfilling our wishes is just a means by which Dorje Shugden helps practitioners achieve the higher objective…>>> http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-advantages-of-propitiating-dorje-shugden-part-1
  • Joy Kam
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 03:59 PM
    FEAR NO MORE… here is a method which not only dispels the negative things sent to you and not only does it protects you but it also helps the spirit stop collecting negative karma and binds/subdues it with compassion…

    COMMENTARY ON TRAKZE PRACTICE
    ***A Practice to Dispel Black Magic and Spirits***

    This commentary on Trakze practice was compiled from traditional sources by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche.
    Date: 30th January 2015
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html

    [NOTE: This is a commentary on Trakze’s practice and can be done daily by anyone who wants to receive protection even if you are not afflicted by black magic and spirits. This practice does not require any initiations]
  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 01:42 AM
    Yeo Kwai Gin on Feb 22, 2017 at 1:38 am
    感恩仁波切和邝仁爱讲法师的分享 !

    看完这篇文章后, 我的心情很沉重和心痛, 多杰雄登修持者在这20年以来开始就被歧视, 不友善对待, 伤害,破坏家园。在文章里, 讲法师被朋友在网上绝交(只因为讲法师是雄登修持者),被丑化, 被脏言怒骂等等, 只因是” 多杰雄登修持者 ” 。那是多么的无辜和无奈和心痛 !

    在邝仁爱讲法师提到的, 赞助大德一直以来供养了庞大的资源如金钱, 修理佛堂, 建医疗中心,供养佛像等等, 让寺院里的僧人拥有舒适的地方和足够的资源修行, 但是为何只有了多杰雄登的争论课题, 西藏中央政府要严厉的把 “修持雄登者” 和” 无修持雄登者”严重的隔离呢?

    一直以来, 所有修持多杰雄登法门的高僧大德如帕绷卡仁波切, 赤江仁波切, 宋仁波切, 刚坚仁波切, 詹杜固仁波切等等都是无私的不断弘扬佛法, 把宗喀巴大师的传承与佛法传播到世界每一个角落, 利益众生 !而且, 很多修持雄登的高僧还一直转世回来继续祂们的宏愿呢 !

    修持多杰雄登法门保护我们和帮助减轻或去除我们的障碍,让我们在灵修的路上更加快速的达到成就 !

    希望尊贵的达赖尊者,西藏中央政府和有关当局可以尽早把”多杰雄登争论课题”解决, 因为还没出现这课题之前, 大家都是一样的和谐共处,一起辩论佛法,一起参加法会, 一起开心的生活。

    愿尊贵的达赖尊者与尊贵的上师詹仁波切健康长寿,吉祥如意, 愿雄登课题可以尽早解决, 世界和平 !

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    感恩合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html?nomobile
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Feb 21. 2017 04:37 PM
    Each time when I read of the miracle helps from Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden on people who are in dire straits, the faith for the Guru and Dorje Shugden grow stronger. There are many problems in life where we, human, cannot tackle on our own; especially health problems, emergencies, and disturbance from black magic or spirit. The methods and practice shared by Rinpoche, for example, the Dorje Shugden practice, are proven methods passed from hundreds of years ago and most importantly, it works! Would we rather take a 50-50 chance or seek help from an efficient and proven method? Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/mother-and-son-saved-by-tsem-rinpoche-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Feb 21. 2017 03:54 PM
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Feb 21. 2017 03:53 PM
    This is such great news! Congratulation to Ram on the safe arrival of his newborn baby as well as his wife being saved and survived. It’s great to see them live happily now.
    This proved to us that no matter our race, gender, age and etc, Dorje Shugden will help us if we are sincere and have faith with guru and Dorje Shugden. The instructions from guru included do the pujas, candles light offering and recite Dorje Shugden mantra were important to follow in order to help his wife and baby to collect merits and clear obstacles.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. May Ram and his family continue to be blessed by Dorje Shugden and have the opportunity to learn and practice dharma.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 21. 2017 01:54 PM
    Cannot imagine that the Tibetan leadership does not appreciate and show gratitude to those sponsor (jindak).Feeling sad disappointed as its Kecharas that have sponsored them 3000 sets of robes and statues to all of the monks of Gaden Monastery to name a few.Yet the jindaks were treated so badly denied services to hotel and are not allowed to revisit the monasteries that the jindaks sponsored.The Jindaks were also verbally abused in social media.All these happened just because of the practicing of Dorje Shugden as their choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche,Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai for sharing.
    Hope more people will be aware of this discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners world wide.http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 weeks ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
4 weeks ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
4 weeks ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
4 weeks ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
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
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Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
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This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
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Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
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Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
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His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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.
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Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
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Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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