Kyabje Ling Rinpoche does Dorje Shugden(嘉杰林仁波切修多杰雄登护法)

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For hundreds of years, Tibet has been a powerhouse of enlightened minds, devoted practitioners and attained masters. As far as the eye can see, from the great monastic universities to the caves scattered throughout the land, hundreds of thousands of practitioners have engaged in retreats, studied, learned, debated, contemplated, meditated and gained attainments into Buddha’s profound teachings.

Of these practitioners, no two lamas have accomplished the same level of repute as His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, who were selected as the tutors of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama (centre) with his root gurus His Holiness Ling Rinpoche (left) and His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche (right). For 40 years, the Dalai Lama relied on these two masters for the vast majority of his learning, knowledge, insight, advice and mentorship

His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche was known as a great scholar and teacher. Ling Rinpoche bears the distinction of having been tutor to four Dalai Lamas (6th, 12th, 13th and 14th). As a young boy, Ling Rinpoche was ordained by 13th Dalai Lama and later, he rose to become the 97th Gaden Tripa (or the Gaden Throne-holder) and head of the Gelugpa tradition. It would be Ling Rinpoche’s second time as the Gaden Tripa; in one of his previous incarnations, Ling Rinpoche had been the 48th Gaden Tripa. Ling Rinpoche was so respected and held in such high regard that when his term as the 97th Gaden Tripa was drawing to an end, the Dalai Lama himself requested Ling Rinpoche stay on for another seven-year term. Ling Rinpoche accepted the request and when he finally stepped down seven years later, he had sat on the Gaden throne longer than any other Gaden Tripa in history (14 years).

Known as ‘the teacher of teachers’, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist masters of our time. He counted among his disciples practitioners like His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Ven. Geshe Rabten, Ven. Lama Yeshe and Ven. Lama Zopa. A direct disciple of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche himself, Trijang Rinpoche edited Pabongka Rinpoche’s Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. This texts forms one of the core practices and studies in the Gelugpa lineage to this day. Trijang Rinpoche was also directly and indirectly responsible for the proliferation of Dharma in the West, through his own teachings and that of his students who would go on to establish world-renown Buddhist organisations.

His Holiness Ling Rinpoche (left) and His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche (right)

So out of hundreds of thousands of monks and scholars, these two masters were selected to become the main tutors of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Selecting tutors for the Dalai Lama has always been a matter of national importance. The tutors would be responsible for shaping and educating the young Dalai Lama, and ensure that he received the proper training, knowledge and exposure required to become not just a Buddhist master, but a powerful and effective temporal leader. In effect, the tutors would be in charge of creating Tibet’s next Dharma monarch.

It would therefore take more than an ordinary Geshe Lharampa to become the tutor of the Dalai Lama. Considering the importance of the role, being selected as the tutor of the Dalai Lama indicates that the chosen master (or masters) has something above and beyond the thousands of practitioners and lamas throughout Tibet. Not only do the tutors have to possess an indisputable command and knowledge of the complete corpus of Buddha’s teachings, but their appointment would have to be vetted and approved by all of the ecclesiastical heads in the Tibetan government.

In this case, His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche were selected for this most exalted position, effectively putting them in charge of Tibet’s future.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama (centre) with His Holiness Ling Rinpoche (left) and His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche (right)

We can therefore safely assume that whatever masters of such calibre choose to practise is definitely valid. It cannot be that on the one hand, they are qualified to educate Tibet’s next leader when, on the other hand, they choose mistaken practices. And, being adept in all traditions of Buddha’s teachings, among all of the practices and lineages these two enlightened beings carried, they chose to incorporate the Dharma Protector practice of Dorje Shugden. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche is a highly realised teacher of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and could not be mistaken about the benefits of Dorje Shugden’s practice. 

Some people would like to say that His Holiness the Dalai Lama had other teachers who did not rely on Dorje Shugden, and this is somehow justification for the Dalai Lama to drop his practice of Dorje Shugden. Those people who say such things are sadly mistaken. While His Holiness may have received teachings and transmissions from other lamas, there were no other two people who were as instrumental in shaping the Dalai Lama’s thoughts, knowledge and nurturing his wisdom. For 40 years, His Holiness relied on Ling Rinpoche and Trijang Rinpoche for their knowledge, advice, guidance and mentorship. Unlike the other lamas, they were both considered the Dalai Lama’s root gurus.

Or view the video on the server at:
http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/LingRinpocheTrijangRinpocheDSKangsol.flv

Tsem Rinpoche was offered the audio of these great masters chanting to Dorje Shugden and asked me to share this information, hence this blog post. We would therefore like to present to you here a sacred, holy recording of the two holy tutors of the Dalai Lama performing a Dorje Shugden kangsol (puja) while on a visit to Switzerland. During the kangsol, they recite prayers composed by other Tibetan Buddhist greats such as His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, to invoke upon the blessings, protection and assistance of Dorje Shugden. The holy voices of Ling Rinpoche who acted as umze (lead chanter) and Trijang Rinpoche chanting the puja to Dorje Shugden on this recording is, to say the least, very powerful. Both these masters performed Dorje Shugden puja in Switzerland together. We are so fortunate to receive this recording. Ling Rinpoche and Trijang Rinpoche were also the gurus and teachers to hundreds of thousands of monks and students throughout Tibet, India, Mongolia, Russia and other lands. To their disciples therefore, their voices are unmistakable; any senior monk in the Gelug tradition today will have no problems recognising the voices of their root gurus on this audio and bring tears of joy again. We are grateful to obtain this beautiful audio from Zawa Rinpoche.

 

His Holiness Ling Rinpoche’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

Below is a video recorded during some teachings in Gaden Monastery (Karnataka, India) in 2013. In the video, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is very emphatic and denies that His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche ever had a connection to Dorje Shugden.

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As you can see, His Holiness the Dalai Lama clearly insists that Ling Rinpoche, his own tutor, never relied on Dorje Shugden. To His Holiness, we would respectfully like to disagree. Many hundreds of Kyabje Ling Rinpoche’s students as well as Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s students confirm Kyabje Ling Rinpoche’s deep respect for Dorje Shugden. On many occasions, in fact, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche would ask certain questions to Dorje Shugden taking trance in the oracle. When Dorje Shugden gave the answers, it would be written and sealed. The letter would then be presented to Kyabje Ling Rinpoche who would always touch the letter to his forehead before opening it, as a sign of deep respect. Ling Rinpoche would then read the answers from Dorje Shugden before folding the letter and touching it to his forehead again. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche through his dice divinations would also always prescribe Dorje Shugden pujas to many people as he did for Lady Dr Dolma.  

Aside from the recording of Ling Rinpoche performing a Dorje Shugden kangsol, we also wish to counter claims that Ling Rinpoche had no connection with Dorje Shugden with this prayer composed by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche himself, to propitiate the blessings of this enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, Mahakala, Pelden Hlamo and Vaishravana together. It was requested by people of Varanasi Sanskrit University and Kyabje Ling Rinpoche wrote this combined prayer offering to these protectors including Dorje Shugden. Indeed Kyabje Ling Rinpoche respects Dorje Shugden tremendously.

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嘉杰林仁波切修多杰雄登护法

几百年来,西藏一直都是圆满觉悟之心、虔诚行者及具格大师的“出产地”。放眼望去,从遍布在西藏土地上的无数显著的佛寺到各个洞穴,上百上千名行者都投入于闭关、修习佛法、辩经、冥思、打坐及成就佛陀甚深教诲中的悉地中。

在这一众行者当中,无人能及至尊嘉杰林仁波切及至尊嘉杰赤江仁波切的成就,以至于两位大师被选为至尊十四世嘉瓦仁波切的经师。

至尊嘉瓦仁波切的根本上师,至尊赤江仁波切(左)及至尊林仁波切(右)。在漫长的四十年岁月里,嘉瓦仁波切都依止这两位大师,而其大部分的佛法修习、知识及了悟,以及所接受的教诲及指导,也都来自这两位大师。

至尊嘉杰林仁波切是一位著名的学者和上师,更具曾是四代嘉瓦仁波切(六世、十二世、十三世及十四世)之经师的荣誉。自小,林仁波切就获十三世嘉瓦仁波切授戒,后便出家为僧,最终更当上了第九十七任甘丹赤巴(或是格鲁法座持有人)及格鲁传承之首。其实这乃林仁波切第二次当上甘丹赤巴,因在他的前世中,他曾当上第四十八任甘丹赤巴。林仁波切备受敬重,深受人们的高度评价——在林仁波切任第九十七任甘丹赤巴任满在即之时,嘉瓦仁波切亲自请林仁波切继续留任长达七年。林仁波切欣然接受嘉瓦仁波切的请求,在留任的七年后正式卸下甘丹赤巴之位,成了历史上在位最久的甘丹赤巴(十四年之久)。

另外,有着“上师中的上师”之称谓的至尊嘉杰赤江仁波切,乃现代其中一位最为伟大的西藏佛教大师。伟大的佛教大师如至尊嘉杰宋仁波切、格西饶登、喇嘛耶喜、喇嘛梭巴,都是赤江仁波切的弟子。赤江仁波切作为至尊嘉杰帕绷喀仁波切的直系弟子,为帕绷喀仁波切所传授之法编撰了《掌中解脱》一书。时至今日,此书仍是格鲁传承弟子主要的修持及专研的读物。不仅如此,赤江仁波切透过其教法,以及其创办闻名世界的佛教中心的弟子们,也直接或间接地将佛法带往西方世界。

至尊林仁波切(左)及至尊赤江仁波切(右)。

在上百上千位僧侣和学者之中,这两位大师获选成为至尊第十四世嘉瓦仁波切的主要经师。为嘉瓦仁波切挑选经师从来就犹如一件国家大事。而经师则肩负塑造和教育年幼嘉瓦仁波切的责任,也必须确保年幼的嘉瓦仁波切获得正统的训练、知识及见识,以求成年之后的嘉瓦仁波切不仅是一位佛教大师,更是一位极具才干的世俗领袖。事实上,经师可是肩负了培养藏族新一代精神领袖的责任。

因此,要成为嘉瓦仁波切的经师,肯定不是随意找一位格西拉让巴就能够获选的。有鉴于经师所肩负的责任如此重大,那么获选的上师相较于整个西藏成千的行者及大师,必定是拥有过人的成就。嘉瓦仁波切的经师不仅是掌握了佛陀完整的教义,他们获任成为经师必定经过当权的寺院领袖的考查及批准。
就挑选经师这件事而言,至尊嘉杰林仁波切及至尊赤江仁波切获选担任这最为崇高的职责,直接地将藏族的前景交到这二位经师手上。

至尊林仁波切(左)及至尊赤江仁波切(右)。

于是,我们可以大胆推论如这两位具格的大师所选择的不管是哪个修持,该修持绝对是正当、无误的。因为若是一方面他们具备教育藏人下一代领袖的成就,而另一方面却说他们选择错误的修持,这是不合乎情理的。而且,熟悉且精通佛法各个传承的两位大师在他们所选择的修持和传承中,纳入多杰雄登佛教护法的修持。嘉杰林仁波切是至尊十四世嘉瓦仁波切的经师,是一位已经觉悟的大师,他不会对多杰雄登护法修持法门的益处有所误判。

有些人总爱说至尊嘉瓦仁波切也有向其他不依止多杰雄登护法的上师拜师,但这种说法某个程度上是嘉瓦仁波切放弃多杰雄登护法修持的辩解之词。这样的说法是极其错误的。虽然嘉瓦仁波切也向其他上师求法和灌顶,但那些上师都不如他的两位经师那样,在培养他的想法、知识及智慧上扮演那么至关紧要的角色。至尊嘉瓦仁波切依止林仁波切及赤江仁波切长达四十年,在那四十年的时间里,他从两位经师那里获得无数的知识、忠告、引导及教育。这两位经师有别于其他上师,他们都算得上是嘉瓦仁波切的根本上师。

 

音频:嘉杰林仁波切与嘉杰赤江赤江仁波切共修多杰雄登护法酬供

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/LingRinpocheTrijangRinpocheDSKangsolChinese.flv

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詹杜固仁波切接获这段由这两位伟大上师吟诵的多杰雄登护法祈愿文之音频,并且吩咐我跟大家分享这些资讯,于是才写了这篇博文。因此,我们非常高兴能跟大家分享这段殊胜的音频——嘉瓦仁波切的两位经师在一次的瑞士之旅中共修多杰雄登护法酬供法会的音频。在这次酬供法会中,他们吟诵由其他西藏佛教伟大上师们如至尊嘉杰帕绷喀仁波切所撰写的祈愿文,祈请多杰雄登护法的加持、庇佑和协助。林仁波切在这段音频中作为领诵师的殊胜声音,以及赤江仁波切为多杰雄登护法进行酬供法会的声音可说是极具震撼力。这两位大师曾在瑞士共修多杰雄登护法的酬供法会。能收到这段音频,我们是何等的幸运。由于林仁波切和赤江仁波切也是遍布在西藏、印度、蒙古、俄罗斯及其他地方的上百上千位僧侣和弟子的上师,对他们的弟子而言,这段音频中两位上师的声音,他们绝不会认错;格鲁传承任何一位老一辈的僧人在认出他们根本上师的声音上也绝对没有任何障碍,而且他们在听到之后,更会流下喜悦的泪水。我们非常感谢扎瓦仁波切与我们分享这段殊胜的音频。

 

至尊林仁波切为多杰雄登护法撰写祈愿文

至尊嘉瓦仁波切多次清楚地表示且坚持,其经师林仁波切不曾依止多杰雄登护法。虽然如此,我们还是必须恭敬地对这个说法表示不认同。嘉杰林仁波切及嘉杰赤江仁波切许许多多的弟子都确认嘉杰林仁波切对多杰雄登护法的深深敬意。事实上,嘉杰林仁波切曾多次在多杰雄登护法降神时透过神谕媒请示一些问题。在多杰雄登护法给予答案后,答案会被写下然后封起,最后交到嘉杰林仁波切的手上。每次嘉杰林仁波切在接获信件后,在拆封前,他都会以额头触碰它以示尊重。接着林仁波切会仔细阅读来自多杰雄登护法的答案。在他将信件折起之前,他会再一次以额头触碰它。嘉杰林仁波切在进行骰子卜时也经常替请求占卜者向多杰雄登护法请示该进行哪些法会,就好像他为著名的藏医——卓玛医生(Dr Dolma)那样做。

除了跟大家分享林仁波切吟诵多杰雄登护法之酬供的音频之外,我们也希望透过展示由嘉杰林仁波切亲自为这几位出世间的佛教护法——多杰雄登、大黑天、吉祥天母及毗沙门天财神护法而所撰写的祈愿文来指正“林仁波切与多杰雄登护法毫无关系”的这一说辞。林仁波切之所以会写下这篇集合多位佛教护法(包括多杰雄登护法)的祈愿文,是因为瓦拉纳西梵文大学的人们向林仁波切做出请求。从这一点我们便能看出嘉杰林仁波切确实对多杰雄登护法具极深的敬意。

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Comments such as this one left by ‘Suzy in Hawaii’ on Tsem Rinpoche’s YouTube channel is becoming common. After demonizing Dorje Shugden for twenty years, the Tibetan leadership is fast losing its supporters to logic and better information. In this comment Suzy writes honestly how she held on her jaundiced view of Shugden only because the words of the Dalai Lama colored her judgement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  2. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:28 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. Chris Chong on Aug 2, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this with us. This is yet another powerful proof of Force shugden is not a demon.

    Kyabje Ling Rinpoche is a high lama with high attainments. He is so attained that he is qualified to be His Holiness the dalai Lama’s tutor. No mere simple or ordinary monk can be the Dalai Lama’s tutor. It is also impossible for the government to choose a demon practitioner to be he tutor of such an important lama. Thy must had done a lot of background checking before they chooses someone. So Dorie shugden must had been a enlightened Buddha .

    Humbly,
    Chris

  4. Alice Tay on Feb 21, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    本人觉得,如果依据格鲁派的传承,要成为具格的甘丹赤巴并不是一件简单与容易的事情。因为要成为具格的甘丹赤巴必须要有一定的智慧与能力才能够负责与管理好三大寺,甘丹寺 (包括甘丹萨济寺和甘丹江孜寺)、色拉寺(包括色拉昧寺和色拉杰寺)和哲蚌寺(哲蚌洛色林和哲蚌果芒寺)的一切事物。而至尊嘉杰林仁波切就能做到这一点。

    根据博文,至尊嘉杰林仁波切曾当上第四十八任(在嘉杰林仁波切的前世)和第九十七任甘丹赤巴。在至尊嘉杰林仁波切任第九十七任甘丹赤巴任满在即之时,嘉瓦仁波切亲自请至尊嘉杰林仁波切继续留任长达七年。至尊嘉杰林仁波切欣然接受嘉瓦仁波切的请求。因此,至尊嘉杰林仁波切是历史上在位最久的甘丹赤巴(十四年之久)。

    不仅如此,至尊嘉杰林仁波切和至尊嘉杰赤江仁波切被选为至尊十四世嘉瓦仁波切的经师,而且嘉瓦仁波切依止这两位上师有长达四十年。大部分的佛法修习、知识及了悟,以及所接受的教诲及指导,也是来自这两位大师。因此,至尊嘉杰林仁波切和至尊嘉杰赤江仁波切都算得上是嘉瓦仁波切的根本上师。由此可见,至尊嘉杰林仁波切具备那么多的能力与智慧,难道我们还要怀疑他吗?

    感谢仁波切和Pastor Jean Ai分享有关嘉杰林仁波切的文章和这难得的多杰雄登护法祈愿文之音频。这音频可是非常殊胜和希望有缘者听到此音频,可以得到多杰雄登护法的加持。

    在此也不忘了要感谢翻译者将此博文翻译为中文,好让我们可以更了解与清楚这文章的内容。

  5. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Feb 12, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Over and over again, we find more evidence proving what we already know – Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being whose practice was promoted and propagated by other enlightened beings. Despite such blatant and prolific evidence, people still continue to insist that Dorje Shugden is a spirit. It’s like pointing to the grass and saying it is green, and having people come along and insist otherwise! How do you convince people that the grass is green and not purple?

    For a long time, I was trying to figure this out and it wasn’t until recently a little understanding came to me. How Tibetans view His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been inculcated in them since birth. So in their minds, what they are saying is not a lie because to them, it IS the truth. In their minds, the grass is purple, it is not green because they have been raised to think that way. Trying to convince them otherwise is next to impossible. We can present graphs, scientific papers, spectral analysis, etc. and it still wouldn’t work.

    Should we hold their views and behaviours against them? I used to think we should but now I am not so sure anymore. Just like how these people view the Dalai Lama’s instructions as law, and how it is so difficult to convince them of the contrary, equally we each have our own delusions and beliefs that are unshakable in our minds. When people try to convince us out of them, they have a very tough time doing so. So the same applies for anti-Shugden people. Trying to impose our perspective on people who don’t want to know any different may actually hurt them more than help the situation.

    The best we can do is to make people aware of the facts, to speak up respectfully for our religious freedoms, and to encourage people to treat one another kindly regardless of the differences in our religious beliefs. People who don’t know any better can’t help the way they think, and people who do know better will eventually get it. After all, independent of anyone’s beliefs, the incontrovertible fact remains that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being 😉

    Liars

  6. Stella Cheang on Feb 6, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Kyabje Ling Rinpoche is a renowned lama who is the longest Gaden throneholder in history. He was also the tutor to the 6th HHDl, 12th HHDL, 13th HHDL in his previous lifetimes. Before Kyabe Ling Rinpoche entered clear light, he was one of the two tutors to the 14th HHDL. Given that it is world known fact for the selection of HHDL’s tutors to adhere to stringent conditions and under the scrutiny of the Tibetan government, hence it is safe to say that the tutors to HHDL must be flawless in their Buddhism knowledge and practice.

    The point is, by virtue of their command of Buddhism knowledge, they cannot be propitiating to anything evil. And we have facts to show that Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche are both Dorje Shugden practitioners. To me, it is uplifting to know that the tutors to the current HHDL are Dorje Shugden practitioners. It presents the other side of the coin to what CTA and HHDL’s followers claimed. The ban imposed by the CTA in the name of HHDL since 1996 causes many sufferings to Dorje Shugden practitioners as they are not allowed to basic public services and even restaurants; some of the monks were chased out of the monastery and forced to disparage their own Guru.

    How inhume is this going to get before HHDL lifts the ban?! I pray that the ban be lifted soonest and hatred be elevated from the heart of Anti-Shugden people.

    Thank You Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this informative blog post on Kyabje Ling Rinpoche.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  7. JP on Feb 6, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for the clear and concise explanation about HH Ling Rinpoche’ practice of Dorje Shugden. It’s evident that HH the Dalai Lama’s claim that Ling Rinpoche doesn’t propitiate Dorje Shudgen is not correct.

    The Dalai Lama manifesting so much opposition and falsity of Dorje Shugden leads to much suspicions as to his real agenda. All of the Dalai Lama’s claims have been fictitious and against the underlying foundation of Buddhism. There is so much proof that the Dalai Lama has been manifesting false claims and yet his supporters are blind to them.

    This is worrying as many fanatics behave in this manner and have caused havoc and tremendous sufferings to their victims. They follow blindly what their leaders tell them without first thinking logically whether it makes sense.

    We don’t need a religion to teach us how to create more sufferings for others. We’re already very good at that on our own. What’s the point of following a religion or someone who reinforces the negativity in us when, in the first place, we turn to religion for inner peace and salvation?

  8. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Feb 6, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing another evidence that Dorje Shugden is highly revered by His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche.

    As shared in the article His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche was the 48. Gaden Tripa for 7 years and the 97. Gaden Tripa (Gaden Trone Holder) for 14 years. Also was he the tutor of His Holiness the 6., 12., 13. and 14. Dalai Lama.

    Again so much evidence that Dorje Shugden is a Buddha and no harm will ever be done by Him.

    May the ban on Dorje Shugden come down soon so that many more can benefit from this powerful World Peace Protector.

  9. nicholas on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for such an important sharing about HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche practices Dorje Shugden. Not just a devoted practitioners but also composed prayer to propitiate the world peace protector. These are concrete evidence that can’t be denied.

    Another important point here is that both HH Dalai Lama’s tutors are practicing Dorje Shugden and how can they be wrong and HH Dalai Lama as the student is right where HH learn from his two tutors? Logically unfit.

    May this unnecessary ban be lifted to clear all confusion and suffering from the devoted practitioners.

  10. Ngodup sangpo on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:01 am

    It’s a shame and disgraced for a lama or fake lama like you to spreading false information, forging false documents to viewers who are new to Tibetan Buddhism and tibetan history which will never ever serve good to you at all. Pity on you for accumulating all these negative karmas for yourself.

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Feb 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Hi Ngodup Sangpo,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment on Rinpoche’s blog. But I would appreciate it that before you direct more false accusations against Rinpoche, that you please explain how any of this is faked when it’s clearly an audio of Kyabje Ling Rinpoche reciting the Shugden kangsol.

      I would also appreciate it if you would realise that every time Shugdenpas make an assertion or a point, we have evidence and information to back up what we say.

      For example, we say there is a ban, we can provide videos and photos to show this (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-dalai-lama-speaks-clearly-about-the-dorje-shugden-ban.html). When we say His Holiness Dalai Lama practised Dorje Shugden, we can produce prayers that he wrote to demonstrate this (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html).

      This is much more than anti-Shugden people have ever provided. Anti-Shugden people have never once provided a single shred of evidence to show that Shugdenpas match any of the accusations directed against them.

      For your information, Tsem Rinpoche was recognised by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as a tulku. Below I attach for a photograph taken when Khen Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe of Gaden Shartse introduced Tsem Rinpoche to Gyalwa Rinpoche, as part of the official / formal recognition process.

      Rinpoche has received endorsements for his work from as high up as the Gaden Tripa (see below), who is the head of the Gelug lineage. So please keep your pity for yourself 🙂 you are accumulating a great deal of negative karma by coming to a genuine lama’s page and disparaging him (according to Ashvagosha’s 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion).

      If you believe Tsem Rinpoche is fake, I suggest that you go and seek an audience with Gyalwa Rinpoche and tell him he was wrong and he made a mistake for recognising Tsem Rinpoche. After all, you seem to have no problems telling genuine lamas that they are making mistakes 🙂

      Thanks!

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  11. Chris chong on Jan 28, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai,

    Thank you for sharing extensive information on His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Both of the highly attained masters had propitiated Dorje Shugden and the recording is a solid evidence. Both of them are Dalai Lama’s main tutors as well.

    When the Dalai Lama says that Dorje Shugden Practise is a spirit practise, does that mean that both of his tutors are spirit practitioners? Do you think the Tibet government will put the future of Buddhism in the hands of spirit practitioners? Absolutely not. Think about the logic here.

    I pray that the ban on Dorje Shugden Practise will be lifted as soon as possible.

  12. Pastor Adeline on Jan 27, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for this informative piece on His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and His respect for Dorje Shugden.

    The audio recording of HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche chanting to Dorje Shugden and the prayers HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche composed for Dorje Shugden are two very important evidence to counter HH Dalai Lama’s claim on HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche’s Dorje Shugden practice.

    These evidence cannot be ignored and must be taken into considerations when it comes to understanding the Dorje Shugden ban. If the two tutors of HH Dalai Lama hold Dorje Shugden so highly, why would we choose to listen to HH Dalai Lama since HH received all His teachings from the two tutors?

  13. Valentina Suhendra on Jan 27, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Dear Rinpoche and PJA

    Thank you for the article. Prior to reading this article, I was only aware that Kyabje Ling Rinpoche wrote a prayer that mention Dorje Shugden and other deities. But having the evidence showing that Kyabje Ling Rinpoche was a Dorje Shugden practitioner showed that both of Dalai Lama’s root gurus were relying on DS.

    It does not make sense to me as to why Dalai Lama said that his Gurus’ were wrong for practicing Dorje Shugden. He opens the door of arguments that he can also be wrong and all the teachings he receives from his guru can also be wrong. The circumstances surrounding his claim are causing confusion and misunderstanding among his followers

    Valentina

  14. Tsem Rinpoche on Jan 27, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I was very fortunate. Back in the 1970’s, His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche visited our Rashi Gempil Ling Temple in Howell, New Jersey. He gave a oral transmission of Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkapa and Migtseyma mantra to all of us. The temple was packed. After the teaching we each had the chance to go up and get a personal blessing from Kyabje Ling Rinpoche. I was so excited. I had cut a single rose stem from our house garden and put in my pocket for this. I went up when it was my turn and took my rose out. I was dismayed to find my rose had wilted somewhat. I had no choice, I put it into Kyabje Ling Rinpoche’s lap quickly and touched my forehead to his feet while he was on the throne. He looked at me and the wilted flower and then at me again. I know he thought this is highly unusual offering a wilted single rose to him. I got his blessings and that was the first and only time I had the fortune to meet him. I can remember it clearly although it was over 40 years ago.

    Later I heard Kyabje Ling Rinpoche is someone through intense practice meditational-wise became one with Sri Yamantaka! I had met Yamantaka in the flesh.

    Pastor Jean Ai, thank you for such a well written article from your insightful knowledge and passion to bring dharma to others. I really appreciate this piece you wrote up. It will benefit many.

    6thLingRinpoche

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  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 03:38 PM
    Trolls are assiociates as beings of Scandinavian folklore.A large number of different mythological creatures continue to live on in Scandinavian folklore.They have different shapes,habitat and filthy features . There are also numerous tales of trolls told and retold.Trolls are also believed to have the magigal powers, which were folktales ,posses capabilities that are beyond human .What ever it was a remnant of a long-lost reality for sure. I do believe that there’s a very high chance trolls had existed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,i do enjoyed all the stories in these article even though it just folk tales.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-hidden-nature-of-trolls.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Valentina
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:11 PM
    Join our blog chat session this Saturday 11AM – 12PM (GMT +8) on the topic of:

    Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds part 2 – (focus topic: Eight Great Charnel Grounds)

    At one time there was a god by the name of Rudra who was originally part of Mahadeva’s retinue. He was a very fierce being who also had many of his own consorts. Together with his consorts he began to oppress sentient beings, and promoted violence and unethical behaviour. At that time, Heruka once again arose, and in a dance of great compassionate wrath, liberated Rudra and his consorts from their physical bodies, sending their minds to pure lands. The places where Rudra’s body parts fell became charnel grounds. …read more by clicking the following link:

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/twenty-four-holy-places-eight-great-charnel-grounds.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:07 AM
    This year Wesak Day fall on 10 of May. This day is very special and meaningful to me because I will visit Kechara Forest Retreat(KFR) to join some meritorious event there.
    For me, Wesak is a day to commemorate Buddha Sakyamuni in three aspect( Birth , Enlightened, Nirwana).
    While we celebrate Wesak, we must remind ourselves to learn from Buddha teachings and practice it in order to gain attainment.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing in order to create more understanding on Wesak Day.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wesak-day-special-on-rtm-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:10 PM
    OMG! This is very touching. To see a doggie who never left go of his owner in spite of death. Way more powerful than many who proclaimed “till death do us part.” Just like the human, not all doggies are as loyal as this tear-jerking pet, but I truly believe almost all doggies offer unconditional love to the person who feeds and cares for them. Even when they are stray animals. There was a stray dog who will run two streets from the entrance of the “Taman” until the car stops in front of the house, just to greet me. You can imagine the warm and conviction in my heart that these beings are more than capable of loving than many of us, human! Thank you for this lovely sharing. I miss my doggie, Sherab.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:00 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for this amazing sharing. There is no doubt about the ability of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. His incarnations have been compassionate and taken rebirth to return and spread the dharma so that sentient beings can benefit and learn some dharma in our short life.

    We shall never doubt our Guru; but must see that He is one with our Yidam and Protector, an attained being. Even if our Guru does not demonstrate clairvoyance abilities, we must never contest our Guru, for he holds the key (dharma) that can liberate us from eternal suffering in samsara.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
3 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
4 weeks ago
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
4 weeks ago
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
1 month ago
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
1 month ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
1 month ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 month ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
2 months ago
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
2 months ago
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
2 months ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
2 months ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
3 months 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
3 months ago
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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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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