How shall I hate you today?

Feb 19, 2016 | Views: 6,531
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Dear friends around the world,

In life nothing is for sure. Nothing is dependable. Nothing is solid or permanent. Even knowing that, still when you have childhood friends, some relatives, dharma friends, monk friends, nun friends, spiritual friends, online friends ‘unfriend’ you JUST because you practice Dorje Shugden, you know something is wrong. That has happened to me. It’s happened to thousands of other people. Why should this happen? Because the Tibetan leadership has vehemently and unnecessarily spoken out against my spiritual belief in Dorje Shugden saying practicing him brings negative results. How dare they speak against my choice of religion and ‘advise’ others against it and those who practice it? It is none of their business what I practice. Are my religious beliefs the only thing that is to define me as your friend? When the Tibetan leadership say this is wrong, do you just believe them over your own friend? You just abandon your friend because of that? Are you such a flimsy person who switches loyalties so fast? Why would anyone let a government separate friends? Would you abandon your friend because they were Jewish, Zoroastrian, Hindu, Christian, atheist, practicing voodoo, witchcraft or had divergent views on spirituality from you? If you would, it says volumes about you and not them. We have to look past the person’s religion and look at THEM and stay there. Can’t you focus on other things with another human being instead of religion? Why does religion become the one defining statement about the person? Why is the person summed up because of it? It’s wrong. Governments, leaders, religious heads should NEVER CRITICIZE another person’s spiritual path or lack of it. This make them look bad because it creates segregation, bias and prejudice.

Many time in the past, I’ve even found sponsorship, funding and assistance for people to help them out, but just because I practice Dorje Shugden, they keep what you gave them, but give up their friendship with you. Is it so important to be politically correct? Why would you trade your friend in order to be politically correct? Prior to the ban against Dorje Shugden which started in 1996 I was alright to them and I was practicing Dorje Shugden. But after the official announcement of the ban in 1996, I am not alright to them anymore? I am still the same person now and before, just to be clear.

How can you define me just by my religion or spiritual path? How can we not be friends just because I practice Dorje Shugden? Are you better now because you avoided me or Dorje Shugden people? Are you holier? Have you gained high attainments? Did your guru commend you? If your guru did, why would he? Did you gain merits? Are you kinder, more compassionate, more generous and less attached because you gave up on your friend who does Dorje Shugden? Are you a better student, friend, lover, follower of a teacher, husband, wife and individual just because you mock, degrade and belittle people who practice Dorje Shugden? Because you avoided Dorje Shugden, are you the saint of all saints now? Are you more advanced in your spiritual progress because you wrote vulgar, rude and unpleasant comments on a Dorje Shugden practitioner’s Facebook page? Do you feel you are a good person and really kind when you tweet nasty things to people you have never met just because they practice Dorje Shugden? Are you a better person when you write nasty messages to people because you don’t approve of their religion? What do you get from isolating, segregating and hating people who are different than you? What do you get from speaking against people whose religious views and practice is different than yours? How do you benefit when you hate and despise? If a Dorje Shugden practitioner fainted outside a Tibetan government hospital, should he be allowed in for equal treatment or left to die outside? Why do I ask that? Because the Tibetan government has said that there needs to be a separation of Dorje Shugden practitioners from non-practitioners and they should not mix. That is right, they should not mix. The ex-Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile Samdhong Rinpoche famously said ‘the mouth and mustache must be separated’ which to Tibetans means that those who practice Shugden should remain isolated from those who don’t practice, even if they are family members. Google and check it out. So basically if you are Tibetan and if you practice Dorje Shugden, you should not mix, do business, marry, or be connected to or be friends with non-Dorje Shugden practitioners. Amazing. That is not simply advice to not practice Dorje Shugden, but institutionalized segregation within one people. There is never harmony and unity in Tibet, and that is why the country was lost and that is why the country remains lost. Those who dare speak out are trampled down and have their reputations shredded.

I have created these memes for strictly educational purposes. There are millions of Dorje Shugden practitioners without a voice and suffer in silence so much prejudice, degradation, separation and hatred due to the ban. They are treated badly just because of their religious choice in Dorje Shugden. I have received messages from many people thanking me for speaking up. Since speaking up, it has not been a picnic for me, but it’s the right thing to do. I have much harm done to me and even a ‘student’ try to give me food to hurt me twice. But I will not be deterred. I will keep speaking peacefully, respectfully and continuously till the unjust ban against Dorje Shugden is lifted. It has done so much harm, created so much hatred and segregation. It must stop. Dialogue must start and a peaceful solution must be enacted. This is the job of the leaders otherwise why lead if you don’t grab an opportunity to better the lives of your people. Do share these memes and bring the message to many more people because I will not remain silent even with the death threats I’ve received. I don’t intend to defy but if speaking up for all the pain experienced due to this unjust ban against Dorje Shugden is defiance, then I am sorry. If keeping my faith in Dorje Shugden will bring me hatred, then something is wrong and things need to change. Why not give up Dorje Shugden? Because it’s not right to be bullied into giving up your religious faith by unjust tactics, intimidation, threats, hatred and just because it makes you unpopular. If I am unpopular because I choose to stick to my religious choice, then so be it. But I will stick to it.

There are interesting people that I have met very briefly and some I have never met (mostly I have never met) and they know nothing about me. They contribute nothing to my life, works and organization, yet they can judge and say such vulgar things criticizing everything from A-Z about me? Where do they get off doing that? Who or what are they trying to portray themselves to be? Do they look good, spiritual or good little disciples of their lamas when they criticize, berate, degrade and make fun of everything about a person JUST BECAUSE THEY PRACTICE DORJE SHUGDEN? Please find a purpose in your life so you don’t have to be so unhappy and therefore criticize another person’s lives because it’s none of your business.

When you are working hard, doing the best you can, paying your bills, have heavy burdens, doing works that benefit the public and generally just using your life for others, and some fringe people want to put you down, you just move on. You just let them say as they like, let them taunt and degrade you and all that but in the end, whatever they wrote is left on social media for the world to see. They themselves will be judged for what they wrote. You just work hard and achieve your goal, no matter what they say. The bottom line is even if you don’t like what the person is doing, you don’t have to be rude, vulgar, mean and berating. You can be civil and polite. You can still be human. When you are inhuman towards another human, whatever you say or write will be there for all to witness and understand who you are. In the end what you say about the person in a rude and vulgar manner will be turned back to reflect you and not who you are victimizing. In fact you start to involuntarily get more sympathy for the people you are attacking and victimizing, even if they practice Dorje Shugden, because your nasty words don’t make you look better. If I practice Dorje Shugden who is ‘negative’ then why are you the mean, vulgar, angry and hateful one on social media? LOL. Sure you will get some likes and supporters even if you are nasty in commenting but let’s see how long they last and how much they are really there for you. Remember, what you write and say makes an impression that builds up in others over time.

Be kind, tolerant and accept others diversity, because this is how we make our inner and outer world better.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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 p.s. I will speak out even if alone to bring the unethical Dorje Shugden ban down. I need help, but with or without help, I will continue. My motivation is clear and I have no doubts of what I am doing. I will not be silenced even though I am threatened, hated, intimidated, and lost many friends and family. With all the hate messages I get on Facebook and Twitter for my religious beliefs, I understand their stance and forgive them and wish them peace. I am more or less alone from all people and friends I grew up with or met in the monasteries on this Dorje Shugden issue. I have lost so much almost all because of me speaking up and not giving up Dorje Shugden. My guru gave Him to me, I cannot give up. I cannot let another guru override my guru. But I will not give up because if someone does not stand up and speak respectfully to something that is harmful, many will lose this precious treasure. I cannot allow many to lose this precious treasure which is Dorje Shugden’s practice. I and many have benefited and so many more will benefit. So many degrade high lamas who practice Dorje Shugden when they are teaching the pure dharma, for their sake’s, speak up and we must support each other…the bigger goal is more important. When we don’t ‘clear’ Dorje Shugden’s name, we allow these lamas’ names to be dragged down along with their teachings and their students suffer. Because when we clear their names by clearing Dorje Shugden’s name, they have so much incredible dharma to share with so many. I do not want to disrespect anyone or any leader or any lama, but please do not disrespect my lineage, lamas and practice. Thank you.

So many can be benefited by these lamas and dharma and Dorje Shugden and for them I must speak up and sacrifice. I am not special, just determined and focused. We have to live beyond ourselves to be fulfilled. So please save the picture messages and share the picture messages and give support. I thank you. Awareness is the key to bringing the ban down and always be respectful when we speak up about something that is wrong because we don’t want to lose ourselves in the process.

 


 

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 6:59 am

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

    Suzy

  2. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tsem Rinpoche


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

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

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  3. Anne Ong on Sep 2, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for highlighting the pain and suffering that Rinpoche has been going through for the past 20 years because of an illogical ban that was imposed out of political reasons really pains my heart.
    i sincerely pray and hope that this ban will be lifted as soon as possible so that Rinpoche and other DS practitioners won’t need to go through all the insults,hatred,pain,discrimination,prejudice and stress anymore.I will work harder to social media and spread words for the ban to be lifted soon. _/\_

  4. Pastor Adeline on Mar 25, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Choosing a religious practice shouldn’t bring us harm for religion teaches about peace, love, kindness, acceptance…When one is being attacked due to their religious practice, something is very wrong as it denies the core teachings that all religions share, especially one that has a sound and reliable lineage proven to have benefitted many.

    Rinpoche has started a category dedicated to Dorje Shugden on His blog with one intention to bring benefits to many. It is not easy for one to see from there so much time, efforts and hard work had been invested into writing, researching, editing, publishing those articles to educate the mass, while understanding clearly that the intention is not to harm or mislead anyone. Furthermore, it is impossible for one who has dedicated His life solely for the benefits of others to invest in harming others.

    Knowledge is a very strong power that is given, shared, spread to broaden our mind so that we can improve and become better. When knowledge is given to us, we become anger some, bitter, jealous etc. something is definitely very wrong. There are many websites, printed materials, groups that share about Dorje Shugden negatively, also those that share positively like Rinpoche’s blog. The former one created a group of people who leave nasty comments onto Shugden practitioners social media pages, hurt them physically, calling them names, creating campaigns to denigrate them, while the later ones teach us to be kind, compassionate, determined regardless of difficulties, go all the way in protecting the Dorje Shugden lineage by keeping the practice their kind Guru has bestowed onto them.

    We are lucky, I am lucky, to be part of the later group, to follow our Guru in bringing hope, spreading positive knowledges, to show light in this darkest time to many who will be benefited from this sacred practice of Dorje Shugden. This will be done with or without the ban and since the ban is here, we strive to lift this illegal ban so that many will be able to practise this openly and freely while sharing with more without restrictions.

    It has been 20 years since the illegal is imposed and many are heartbroken, separated, hurt because of it. We cannot keep quiet and pretend everything is fine. Please support our Guru and our works in lifting this ban so that the sacred lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings will be alive and continue to bring hope to all!

  5. Wah Ying on Mar 17, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    有时的确是很可笑又可悲,对你和你所做的事情认识最少最少的人,却是对你最有意见的人。他们对你的宗教选择、你的信仰、你的伴侣、你的工作甚至于你的朋友,最有意见,批评也最多;甚至用社交媒体攻击你,一旦你没有听从他们的建议和劝告去改变自己,改变成他们希望你成为的样子的话。可笑的是,他们可能连亲戚都不是,也没有为你至今人生的成功喝彩过,失败鼓励过。

    耗费时间去过问他人的人生抉择其实不仅耗费自己的时间和浪费生命,也对他人造成一定程度的困扰甚至于伤害。选择尊重或许是大家彼此和平相处的最主要办法之一。

  6. Alice Tay on Mar 14, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    从懂事与识字以来,身边的家长、长辈与在学校的老师们都是教导我们要以善为人、互相尊重与和睦相处。尤其是我们出生在这个多元种族的国家,这些道理是必须维持与遵守。如果每个人,都是只注重于本身的利益,相信不久会造成生意见不合而导致利益上的冲突。那么每个人都不会有安宁的日子。

    无论如何,往往还是有些人只在乎于本身的利益,忘记了他人的优点,甚至不合逻辑的贬他人的信仰。他们似乎忘记了初衷,就是要互相尊重。而这尊重其实也包括此人所作出选择之一的信仰。

    明白上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切一路走来是不容易的。虽然过了那么多个十年的风风雨雨,上师依然坚持的持修多杰雄登和传授佛法。目的显然是因为上师的慈悲与了解此护法可以带给更多利益予每位有情的众生。

    感谢上师的一番苦心。身为弟子的我们,必定会依止上师的意愿,继续与精进地修持佛法,转化心识。带出个人的信心将佛法与此护法分享与他人。

  7. Shelly tai on Mar 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Religion freedom is a very important factor for peace and harmony of a country, if there is two different group of practitioner in a country then there will triggered a lot of conflict among the people so why create that kind of in peace among the people is very frustrating to know that please His Holiness Dalai Lama do consider lifting the ban and ease all these suffering that happen right now in the world.

  8. JP on Mar 2, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    “Are you better now because you avoided me or Dorje Shugden people? Are you holier? Have you gained high attainments? Did your guru commend you? If your guru did, why would he? Did you gain merits? Are you kinder, more compassionate, more generous and less attached because you gave up on your friend who does Dorje Shugden? Are you a better student, friend, lover, follower of a teacher, husband, wife and individual just because you mock, degrade and belittle people who practice Dorje Shugden? Because you avoided Dorje Shugden, are you the saint of all saints now? Are you more advanced in your spiritual progress because you wrote vulgar, rude and unpleasant comments on a Dorje Shugden practitioner’s Facebook page?”

    The above that Rinpoche wrote, makes one reflect honestly on the motivation of putting down another person for their religious belief. There is so much abuse lashed out, using our differences as lame excuses to cover their deep anger and rage within themselves. Sometimes, they don’t even realise it. They just say they are very “passionate” or they are born with a bad temper.

    However, if we look deeper within ourselves, all the anger and rage are results of our reactions we’ve had towards ourselves and others that we’ve buried deep within our mind.

    The memes above are very effective because it makes you think deeper as to why you’re so nasty and angry towards Dorje Shugden practitioners. How does being nasty and unkind resolve any difference in opinions? So if I’m Buddhist and you’re Christian, should I write rude and derogatory remarks to you just because you don’t believe in God the creator and I don’t?

    Instead of fighting who’s right and wrong, isn’t it better to embrace each others’ differences and live in peace and harmony? Isn’t this what HH the Dalai Lama has been preaching around the world? If this is so, why do Dalai Lama followers create so much disharmony and abuse? How do their abusive actions represent HHDL’s message of world peace and harmony?

  9. yoke chim yap on Feb 28, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    我將依止上师所说所做的一切,既然我已选擇跟隨上师,雖然不是很久,1但所「見,聞,言,行」都是正確的。我相信自己还有这个辯識能力。
    也请不了解真相或反对的人,可以更深入及进一步去了解事情的耒龙去脈。不要人云亦云混淆視听。我们並没有去伤害别人,也没有做什么伤天害理的事,只是因为你对我们有偏見,只听片面之词,而造成上万人在受苦,受难。整整五十年了。该是停止禁令的时候了!

  10. Stella Cheang on Feb 26, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Reading about the suffering that my Guru has to endure because of an illogical ban that was imposed out of political reasons really pain my heart.

    The ban is impeding the spiritual path of millions because by forcing Shugden practitioners to abandon their practice is equate to forcing them break their guru samaya. A clean samaya with Guru is the supreme element in Tibetan Buddhism. All these are notwithstanding the threats, insults and intimidations that Rinpoche and all Shugden practitioner have to undergo on a daily basis for the last 20 years.

    It is unbelievable to hear of, read of or watch the hooligan-like behaviors of Shugden haters existing and functioning in this time and age. The backwater mentality and policy must be brought to the forefront of mainstream coverage. I hope that more people will stand up and voice up and spread the words, so that there is awareness of how unjustly treated Shugden practitoners in the past 20 years.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the message, I will try my best to spread the words.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  11. Uncle Eddie on Feb 22, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    With a selfless desire of achieving bodhichitta for the sake of all beings, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has through organised services, kindnesses and material needs, along with many others help, are constantly trying to bring food, medication, joy and happiness to others, both locally in Malaysia and abroad through Dharma centres and in Monasteries everywhere, including through the practices of Dorje Shugden. We too feel that the ban of Dorje Shugden practice is unkind and hurts a lot of people and should be released for the sake of peace and love of humanity! This ban has also segregated a lot of Tibetan buddhists and hurt a lot of Dorje Shugden followers around the World. Pleas be compassionate by being tolerant and accept others diversity, as this is how we should live in our inner and outer World to make it better. It is the noblest of all unifying influences and the only lever that can uplift the World.

  12. Chris Chong on Feb 21, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this messages and memes. Due to the unethical ban on Dorje Shugden practice, Dorje Shugden practitioners had suffered physical and mental harm from all the violence and discrimination they receive. Not being treated at hospitals, not being served at a restaurant, not being welcomed at govenment sectors are just some of the examples of how Dorje Shugden practitioners are being alienated. Is it just like apartheid once again.

    I hope that through sharing these memes, the ban can be lifted as soon as possible and the sangha community can return to the old scene where there is no discrimination and only peace.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  13. Lin Mun on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    It is not right to critise and segregate people due to their belief and religious practise. Everyone has religious freedom and must be treated the same.

    The Central Tibetan Administration and Dalai Lama team should lift the ban on Dorje Shugden to prevent further suffering and mistreatment to the people.

    A lot of people critised and hurt Dorje Shugden practioners without even knowing and finding the truth of the practise.

    I hope more awareness will be created so we can help to stop the suffering of the Dorje Shugden practioners and ultimately lift the ban.

  14. Tsem Rinpoche on Feb 20, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I will always speak up no matter what you say about me and my Dorje Shugden practice. I forgive you for your hatred, vulgar language and negative wishes towards me and I return it with forgiveness, prayers and light.

    Tsem Rinpoche

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  15. Carmen Koo on Feb 20, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Instead of further separating its people, it is imperative that the Central Tibetan Administration, and the office of His Holiness, bring the ban on Dorje Shugden to an end. They’ve lost their country, and are doing nothing to gain back their country, but instead, focus on further segregating its people because of a religious practice.

    No one should impose their religious believes on others, because it is up to the individual. Even worst, no one should be subjected to segregation, violence, discrimination, abuse, threats, and loss of rights because of their choice of practice. It is wrong. Therefore imposing the ban on over 2 millions practitioners worldwide is wrong. His Holiness is always advocating for peace, harmony, unity, but imposing and supporting this ban is totally opposite from what he preaches.

    My teacher, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, has been the subject of so much abuse, mockery, threats and violence both on and off line just because he practices Dorje Shugden. He is an illuminating example of one who has amazing guru devotion towards his root teacher. He has used his life to bring light, happiness, peace, hope, love to others, both for mankind and animals alike. So what really, did my teacher do that is so bad for him to be subjected to all this? What is so wrong about one who gives and does so much more than so many others who has only used their lives so far to degrade, segregate, and discriminate others.

    • luxetveritas on Feb 21, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      History is replete with examples of people who were mocked and ridiculed and abused, even when they did nothing but try to lift up others: Jesus, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., the list goes on and on. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche does not need people to defend his actions, he needs to be understood as being completely extraordinary in his wish to be of benefit to all others and in his countless actual activities, from food kitchens to assistance to the homeless, countless acts of kindness and generosity to so many.

      How many vicious and petty detractors will ever even start with giving one tenth of their time, resources, and energy to any others, much less achieving bodhicitta for the sake of *all* beings? How many have lifted their communities through service, material help, and kindnesses, along with that of others’ as HE Tsem Rinpoche has done? I’ve been to Malaysia, and seen how his students are constantly trying to bring food, joy, kindness to others locally and abroad, in monasteries, Dharma centers everywhere.

      Detractors are very narrow minded people who categorically dismiss the very obvious goodness of those who are doing great and beneficial things. So I won’t be discouraged about HE Tsem Rinpoche’s being ridiculed. It only happens to the best of them who are really a force for good in this world. He’s in the world class company of greats.

      When I see these kinds of situations, I re-read Khunnu Lama Rinpoche’s Jewel Lamp, Praise to Bodhicitta.

  16. Pastor Henry Ooi on Feb 20, 2016 at 1:44 am

    The Tibetan Government in Exile, now called the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) comprise of mostly lay people trying to flex their muscles to control their own people. They think by changing their name to CTA would make people believe they are not in exile. But the fact is they lost their own country, Tibet, from their inability to govern and they want to put the blame on the Tibetans who practice Dorje Shugden.

    CTA should instead be doing their responsibilities of taking care of their people instead of segregating them through religion. With the enforcement of the ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden, Tibetans were not only separated from their families, loved ones, friends, colleagues but are disallowed to places of worship, seeking treatments in hospitals, buy groceries in shops. Their children are bullied and scorned in schools and many left school because of the constant harassments. No wonder so many younger Tibetans have left and more are leaving the Tibetan settlements in India, kindly given by the Indian government out of great compassion. Yes, these people left for greener pastures but also they are disillusioned by the Dalai Lama and the CTA, who promised them they will return to their ancestors’ land. But the years have passed and they do not see the promise being fulfilled. Some of these younger Tibetans had to witness the demise of their parents, their parents who waited and hoped to return home to Tibet. The promise never came. Hence the disillusioned younger generation left to work in other countries, some becoming permanent citizens of other countries. In time the CTA would have not many younger Tibetans to govern. To make matters worse, the CTA enforced the ban, a ban which is so ridiculous that segregated Tibetans into two factions instead of uniting them more to fight for their cause.

    This is no more a religious issue but an infringement into human rights. Even animal lovers take better care of their loved pets than CTA of Tibetans who wish to continue with their religious practice.

    • Dolma Lili on Feb 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      May be country, may be europe, may be … our Belgium kagyupa community makes more members as ever before. That makes me glad. Younger ones ech. My health is bad i know. So i practice more at home. But it goes well. But end 2015, some neighbours, and i am allways kind and try to help everyone, wer thinking she is allone, and we don’t know what she does. So i am hacking the computer. They are no budhists and put with their face to budhist text. Must have been a shock. I am not christian so i will not behave like them(alcohol drugs etc…). I don’t make noice at night. So i am bad now and i see they do not even come in the corridor if i am passing by. So who is now not behaving? They do! I continue doing as allways though i am shocked. After churgery i must rest, so i may not … they must make noices. They must ennoy. That is so the same way dorje shugden persons practice…and what they must feel. I am kind for everyone and must acceptsome don’t behave and irritate…i say no. Why hacking, And as i said it hapepned to me, i heard last week scotland had visitors thiefs. If someone hacks, they know their address and the sabot age continues. … nobody saw it was gone happen. I said look! So … why hacking and ennoying. it can happen to everyone such sabotage. You are each one, responsable for own life…but must stop sabotaging lives of others. That is the hate. I would prefer everybody listens if i say something. If they don’t, i can not change that. being budhist in the middle of a brussels now it is islam population… is a problem. Everyone is leaving brussels. I do ask myself if i have to go to … i don’t know. Don’t sabotage someone else his life. dear lama pse stay. point. I decide what to do with your text. Here we don’t sabotage.

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  • Joy Kam
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 12:41 AM
    ***The Advantages of Propitiating Dorje Shugden: Part 1***

    According to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is a fully enlightened Buddha who appears in the form of a worldly god so that beings in this era can access his blessings quicker and more powerfully.

    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, i.e. a flourishing Dharma practice.

    The problems that people of our time encounter are common everywhere we go and they include:

    1) Financial problems
    2) Illnesses and diseases
    3) Natural disasters and epidemics
    4) Stres and depression
    5) Violent crimes and wars
    6) Loss of purpose and direction

    How Dorje Shugden Helps…
    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-advantages-of-propitiating-dorje-shugden-part-1
  • Joy Kam
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 12:38 AM
    ***The Advantages of Propitiating Dorje Shugden: Part 2***

    The Dharma Protector’s role is to ensure that practitioners have uninhibited access to the teachings, the clarity to understand the principles and meanings, and suitable conditions to apply what they have learned. And so, for the practitioner, the Dharma Protector functions to avert inner and outer obstacles the practitioner may encounter, and where necessary, provide conditions and resources for the practitioner’s Dharma journey to be smooth and unobstructed.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-advantages-of-propitiating-dorje-shugden-part-2
  • Joy Kam
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 12:36 AM
    Take a little bit of Dorje Shugden knowledge with you wherever you go. Download these teachings in the language that suits you best. English, Chinese, Tibetan, or even Italian, Nepali, Korean and Mongolian – we have it all here, for you, for free.

    >>> Dorje Shugden Images & More <<<
    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/category/media/downloads

  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 08:31 PM
    Mumu is so cute on the treadmill. Rinpoche is very creative in getting Mumu to exercise. When we want the best for our pet, we will think out of the box to help. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the knowledge and video.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/mumu-on-the-treadmill.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 07:42 PM
    Scary to know what exactly happened to Angel during her waking from sleep.Watched the video, wondering its sleep paralysis or the unseen beings pressing on her. This weird phenomenon as explained by Rinpoche is that she was karmically connected with the unseen beings.I do believe the unseen beings do exists after all, I am glad Angel is back to her own self , its over now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/till-i-see-blood.html#comment-736240
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 07:40 PM
    Sleep paralysis whether is science or paranormal.From what i read and hear to me its more paranormal as i do believe in unseen beings do exist after all. Sleep paralysis is more likely to be caused by paranormal distinct existence. I have not experience one before but at least i know now what i can do if it happen to me after reading this post.There are many other methods to protect ourselves just in case,like reciting our powerful mantra of Dorje Shugden( OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA ) .
    Thank you Vinnie Tan for sharing this article.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/sleep-paralysis-medical-or-paranormal.html#comment-736360
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 05:06 PM
    Interesting read from Tsemrinpoche.com

    Energy Channels
    This vital life force or chi, is composed of two kinds of forces, yin and yang, and flows along a sophisticated network of energy pathways, or highways, circuiting the body. Over 2000 years ago ancient cultures knew of the existence of these energy channels. They were called ‘sen’ in Thailand, ‘nadis’ in India, ‘meridians’, ‘channels’ or ‘vessels’ in China and Japan, and ‘channels’ in Tibet. In India, where many eastern healing arts developed, there were said to be 72,000 nadis or energy pathways. Disease is believed to be a blockage in the energy flow of these channels. A range of healing traditions, including acupuncture, acupressure, massage and yoga, are founded on the principle of the existence of energy channels or pathways, known as meridians, or nadis, running around the body in an expansive network.

    read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/science-finally-proves-meridians-exist.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 03:33 PM
    (REPLY FOR BEN)
    For Pastor Shin – Are pujas more effective than prayers?

    Pujas are more comprehensive as they involve rituals and prayers. In other words, prayers are part of a puja. Each puja is done based on scriptural texts and methods passed down by the lineage masters, which invokes the blessings of Buddhas/ meditational deities. Apart from recitation of mantras and meditation, ritual cakes (tormas) and other offerings are also done for pujas.

    You can read more about pujas here:

    – Powerful Pujas
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/the-power-of-prayers.html

    – What are pujas about… do take a good read…
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/what-are-pujas-about-do-take-a-good-read.html

    You may also want to read about “Dorje Shugden’s Puja and Its Benefits”, which explains the components of a puja, as well as the benefits.
    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/dorje-shugdens-puja-and-its-benefits

    I hope the above info will help in answering your question.
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:24 PM
    Fully enlightened beings can manifest in whatever form they so choose in order to benefit sentient beings. Buddhas can manifest in the form of a Lama, a spiritual friend and even in the form of sound, which are called mantras. In essence mantras are the holy energies of the Buddhas in the form of sound. Reciting mantras of the Buddhas, meditational deities (Yidams) and Dharma Protectors therefore invokes their blessings to bring about a beneficial impact in our lives.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/dorje-shugdens-mantra
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:37 PM
    Very touching……. i do enjoyed watching those videos.
    So courage of John Byrne the homeless man to jump into the ice cold water to safe his pet rabbit.What he did was indeed incredible .His love and compassion for his pet rabbit and dog is an example,inspiration to us .
    Even though he is homeless yet he care and love his pet rabbit and dog so much giving food by begging.
    The man Gary Kearney who threw the pet rabbit was sentenced to four months detention.It show that the law do not tolerate cruelty to animals. A lesson to learn from here is to love.care and compassion to all sentient beings whatever happen to them.Never abused them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and i have shared with my friends too.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/the-rabbit-in-the-river.html
  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:12 AM
    **The Three Bodies of a Buddha**

    The primary manifestation of a fully enlightened being is called the Dharmakaya. “Dharma” means phenomenon, while “kaya” means body. Therefore, Dharmakaya refers to the primordial or true nature of phenomena which is beyond conceptual and dualistic thought. This manifestation is essentially the mind of a fully enlightened being, beyond appearance and sensory perception. This mind knows no limits or boundaries… more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-three-bodies-of-a-buddha
  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:10 AM
    ***Yangdup Wealth Puja 2017*** blog post is out.

    Find out why is the Yangdup Puja performed? How does wealth play a role in Buddhism? Isn’t Buddhism about letting go of one’s worldly attachments? Check out the fabulous pictures and videos here >>> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Ben
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:56 AM
    For Pastor Shin – Are pujas more effective than prayers?
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  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:29 AM
    By understanding Dorje Shugden’s enlightened nature, we realise that relying on him cannot lead us anywhere except for Enlightenment. Reciting any praise of Dorje Shugden on a daily basis reminds us of his attainments, and the type of being we are propitiating. It also serves as a reminder of the qualities we can attain as a result of relying on him, that his practice will help us to attain common and uncommon siddhis.

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

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/incense-offering-prayers-to-dorje-shugden

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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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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
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
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Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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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. 
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I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
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Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
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Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
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A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
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Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
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Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
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This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
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The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
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Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
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My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
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Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
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Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
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Sir Edmund Hillary
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Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
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Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
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It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
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Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
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.
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Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
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High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
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༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
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Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
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
5 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
5 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
5 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
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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
6 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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