Never Seen Before Footage of Dorje Shugden Oracles

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Rinpoche meeting the Sera Oracle in Lhasa, Tibet (2009). The Oracle took spontaneous trance of Dorje Shugden, greeting Rinpoche very warmly and as close friends would. 仁波切与色拉神谕在西藏拉萨会面(2009年)。多杰雄登突然自发性透过一名神谕降神,以亲切和老朋友的方式向仁波切致敬。

The word “oracle” is used by Tibetans to refer to formless beings, whether mundane and enlightened, that enter certain chosen men and women who act as a medium between Man and Divinity. The medium is known as ‘kuten’, which literally means “the physical basis”. In Tibet, oracles have played an important part in religion and government for centuries. Even today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama as well as the Tibetan government in exile is known to consult the Nechung Oracle, as well as the Gadong and Tenma Oracles for official state matters.

Another oracle the 14th Dalai Lama and past Dalai Lamas revered and sought divine counsel of is the Dorje Shugden oracle. The Dorje Shugden oracle was at one time prior to the Tibetan government’s unexplained and unpopular ban of the Shugden practice, one of the most trusted deities that was consulted via an oracular monk. Dorje Shugden is widely regarded as the wrathful form of the Bodhisattva Manjushri, and is the deity that His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has always had a close and special connection with.

These videos contain rare and never-seen-before footage of oracular monks who mysteriously took spontaneous trance in the presence of Tsem Rinpoche. In 2009, Rinpoche went on an impromptu visit to a monastery that Rinpoche just happened to stumble upon during Rinpoche’s visit to Tibet. No one in the monastery, called Nemo Gyelche, knew who Rinpoche was then. However, as Rinpoche was making a khata offering at the monastery’s Protector chapel, one of the monks present went into a spontaneous trance of Dorje Shugden and greeted Rinpoche in an incredibly warm and impassioned way that surprised everyone.

Location of Nemo Gyelche Monastery in Tibet, which is between Lhasa (right) and Shigatse (left). While travelling from Lhasa to Shigatse, Rinpoche was told about the existence of Nemo Gyelche and decided to make an impromptu trip there. At the Protector chapel of the monastery, the oracle monk took spontaneous trance of Dorje Shugden. Click to enlarge.

Location of Nemo Gyelche Monastery in Tibet, which is between Lhasa (right) and Shigatse (left). While travelling from Lhasa to Shigatse, Rinpoche was told about the existence of Nemo Gyelche and decided to make an impromptu trip there. At the Protector chapel of the monastery, the oracle monk took spontaneous trance of Dorje Shugden. Click to enlarge. 尼木杰吉寺位于西藏拉萨(右)和日喀则(左)之间。在拉萨往日喀则的路上,仁波切听闻了尼木杰吉寺的资料后,临时决定参访该寺。在寺中的护法殿内,多杰雄登突然自发性降神于神谕。点击此处放大图片。

That would not be the only time Dorje Shugden oracles would go into euphoric frenzy in the presence of Tsem Rinpoche. On a separate occasion, when Rinpoche was in a hotel in Lhasa, it came to known that Rinpoche was there. The Sera Monastery oracle-in-training, the changtso (liaison) of His Eminence of Denma Gonsa Rinpoche and a few other monks waited for hours to have audience with Rinpoche. And it was during this audience that the Protector Dorje Shugden suddenly entered the oracle-monk who again became the physical intercessor for an enlightened being to show his great affection for Tsem Rinpoche.

What ensued was a moving and tender exchange between two supreme and numinous beings, each entreating the other in a divine conspiracy to bring Dharma to the world.

Dorje Shugden’s affection for Tsem Rinpoche is palpable and bears witness to the relationship and closeness the great Protector invites us to have with him. It is an affirmation that the key to Dorje Shugden’s heart is not any amount of gold but the simple and sincere practice of obeisance to the Guru, faith in the Protector, and a mind ready to be shaped by the holy Dharma.

Martin Chow

 

藏人用“神谕”一词来形容让世间或出世间无形众生降神其身,以作为人类与神明之间桥梁的特定男性或女性媒介。这个媒介的藏汉音译为“固登”,直译为“身体的基础”。数百年以来,神谕在西藏的宗教和政治上均扮演极其重要的角色。众所周知,今天尊贵的达赖尊者及藏人行政中央皆请示乃穹、噶东与祥寿天女神谕有关行政方面的事宜。

此外,另一个被第十四世及既往的达赖尊者所尊崇并请示的就是多杰雄登神谕。在藏人行政中央实施不合理和不受欢迎的雄登禁令之前,多杰雄登曾是一位人们可透过神谕请示的最可靠护法。多杰雄登广被视为文殊菩萨愤怒化身。尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切与这位护法之间一直都拥有一种特殊和密切联系。

这些视频包含一些珍贵和不曾公开的内容,显示神谕在詹杜固仁波切面前突如其来降神的经过。2009年,仁波切在没有预先安排的情况下到访一间西藏的寺院。当时,尼木杰吉寺中没有一个人知道仁波切的身份。然而,当仁波切在护法殿做哈达供养的时候,多杰雄登却自发性降神于在场的其中一位僧人,并以亲切和激动的方式向仁波切致敬。这一举动让大家非常惊讶。

多杰雄登神谕在詹杜固仁波切面前表现得欣喜异常的画面并非这唯一的一次。在另一个场合中,当仁波切身在拉萨的一所宾馆内时,祂也意识到仁波切的存在。当时色拉寺的实习神谕、尊贵的丹玛贡萨秋吉仁波切的助理和好几位僧人等待了好几个小时,只为跟仁波切会面。就在会面时,多杰雄登护法突然降神于神谕身上,并借神谕的身体为媒介,让证悟者展现出祂对詹杜固仁波切的深切喜爱。

接下来就是两位伟大和超凡的存在之间的亲切互动和交流,彼此恳请对方将佛法带给世间众生。

多杰雄登对詹杜固仁波切的喜爱显而易见,这不仅是伟大的护法想要与我们亲近的体现,也明确显示了要赢取多杰雄登的心所需的并非是任何数量的黄金,而只是简单而诚恳的实践对上师的依止,对护法的信念,以及一颗随时愿意为佛法而转化的心。

曹铭光

 


 

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In this incredible video, we will see a number of segments that come together to cover various aspects of the oracular tradition and tell the story of Dorje Shugden closeness to Tsem Rinpoche.

1. The video opens with extraordinary footage of Tsem Rinpoche self-arising as the all-powerful Buddha Yamantaka, to clear the speech and heart channels of the Sera Oracle. This is done at the request of Dorje Shugden himself, who has taken trance in the oracle.

Oracle of Dungkar Monastery takes trance of Dorje Shugden in Tibet prior to 1959. For hundreds of years, oracles throughout Tibet have been taking trance of various deities from unenlightened beings like Nechung to enlightened ones like Dorje Shugden.

Oracle of Dungkar Monastery takes trance of Dorje Shugden in Tibet prior to 1959. For hundreds of years, oracles throughout Tibet have been taking trance of various deities from unenlightened beings like Nechung to enlightened ones like Dorje Shugden. 1959年前,多杰雄登降神于西藏东嘎寺神谕。400年以来,西藏神谕们接受各种护法降神,当中包括世间护法乃穹和出世间护法多杰雄登等。

2. Then we see that how the supramundane communion between Lama and the Divine (as reflected in Rinpoche’s relationship with Dorje Shugden) is an established tradition within Tibetan Buddhism with a long history. The oracles, through which the deities enter and speak, have been relied upon by everyone from high lamas to ordinary practitioners, for many centuries. The tradition of consulting oracles is therefore an established institution and an important part of Tibetan spiritual practice.

In the 17th Century, the practice of consulting oracles was established as an institution when Nechung was installed as a State Oracle. The unique function of the State Oracle is to advise the Tibetan government on state affairs. Here we see the Nechung Oracle taking trance in Lhasa before 1959. The ceremony to invoke him is elaborate, and shows how important this ritual is within spiritual life.

3. We then see scenes of Dharamsala and the Oracles that His Holiness the Dalai Lama consults – the Nechung Oracle, the Gadong Oracle and the Tseringma Oracle. As we can see, the reliance on oracles is not limited to a particular deity. Many Buddhas and Protectors are relied upon for their advice. The Dalai Lama’s reliance on oracles reflects it is a widespread and established practice.

4. Footage is then presented demonstrating the oracular tradition in Pomra Khangtsen of Sera Mey Monastery before the 1996 religious embargo. We see the current Panglung Oracle who is the 7th in line of one of Tibet’s established oracle institutions that takes trance of Dorje Shugden and other deities. The ceremony is elaborate and demonstrates that this is an important occasion for one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most well-known monasteries. This goes to show that the Oracle is accepted by the whole monastery and is able to take trance even before the presence of attained high lamas, Geshes and the other members of the Sangha.

Similar scenes are seen in present day Serpom Monastery in India.

5. Then we see the special relationship between Tsem Rinpoche and the Protector Dorje Shugden, as witnessed in Nemo Gyelche Monastery when an oracle monk spontaneously took trance of Dorje Shugden. This segment opens with the Dorje Shugden embracing Rinpoche tightly reflecting the spiritual communion between Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche. This close bond between deity and lama reflects Rinpoche’s clean samaya (teacher-disciple relationship) and supreme intention to spread the Dharma.

The Oracle of Nemo Gyelche spontaneously took trance of Dorje Shugden and showed a lot of affection for Rinpoche. Note that Rinpoche had no prior relationship with the monastery; they did not know who Rinpoche was, and Rinpoche visited them whilst incognito and dressed in lay clothes.

The Oracle of Nemo Gyelche spontaneously took trance of Dorje Shugden and showed a lot of affection for Rinpoche. Note that Rinpoche had no prior relationship with the monastery; they did not know who Rinpoche was, and Rinpoche visited them incognito and dressed in lay clothes. 多杰雄登突然自发性降神于尼木杰吉寺的神谕,并且显示对仁波切的慈爱。这里要说明的是:仁波切在那之前跟该寺并无任何关系,寺院的僧人也不认识仁波切,而且仁波切当时是身穿便服微行该寺。

6. The next segment takes place in a hotel in Lhasa. During a visit to Tibet in 2009, a group of monks including Denma Gonsa’s changtso (liaison) and an oracle monk-in-training had an audience with His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche in his hotel. Dorje Shugden took spontaneous trance in the oracle monk-in-training and greeted Rinpoche in a manner similar to the oracle at Nemo Gyelche Monastery.

Dorje Shugden entered and left the oracle a number of times, at which point Rinpoche arose as the Yidam (meditational deity) Yamantaka and invoked Dorje Shugden to enter the oracle, to prolong the trance session. Towards the end, Dorje Shugden worked together with Rinpoche to clear and bless the psychic channels of the oracle. During this process the oracle is seen hitting his chest to clear the energy channels. Dorje Shugden also requests Rinpoche to bless the oracle’s speech and heart channels to ensure that future trances are smoother and for the oracle to have a clear ability to speak. During the trance, Rinpoche made extensive and powerful aspirations to Dorje Shugden via the oracle for the Dharma to grow, for a learning institution to arise in Malaysia and for the efficacious Vajrayogini lineage to be proliferated, among others.

7. Finally, we see Dorje Shugden in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat where the centuries-old tradition of oracles taking trance continues – 700 people witnessed Dorje Shugden’s vajra-dance to clear obstacles, and to show approval and support for Rinpoche’s Dharma work.

 


 

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在这个珍贵的视频里,我们将看到涵括神谕传统各种面相的片段,以及多杰雄登护法和詹杜固仁波切之间密切关系的故事。

(一)视频以詹杜固仁波切自观为大威德金刚本尊后,为神谕打通喉轮和心轮为开始。 这是多杰雄登通过神谕亲自向仁波切做出的请求。

(二)接着, 我们见证上师与护法之间的灵性交流(反映出仁波切和多杰雄登的关系)是西藏佛教中历史悠久的传统。数百年以来,高僧和百姓都依靠护法透过神谕给予劝告。因此,请示神谕的传统在西藏佛教扮演极其重要的角色,也广为大众所承认。

请示神谕的传统于十七世纪乃穹神谕被封为官方神谕时开始。官方神谕的特殊功能是给予藏人行政方面的指示。在这里,我们看到乃穹神谕于1959年之前在拉萨降神时的片段。降神仪式非常讲究,显示此仪式在修行上的重要性。

(三)接下来是摄于达兰萨拉的片段,显示达赖尊者所请示的三位神谕:乃穹神谕、噶东神谕和祥寿天女神谕。由此可见,对神谕的依靠并不局限于某位特定神明降神而已。许多佛和护法都是大众请示的对象。从达赖尊者也依靠神谕这一点看来,足以证明这是一项普遍且被公认的作为。

After witnessing the spontaneous trance and the manner in which Dorje Shugden greeted Rinpoche, they monks realised that Rinpoche was not an ordinary visitor and accorded him the highest respect.

After witnessing the spontaneous trance and the manner in which Dorje Shugden greeted Rinpoche, they monks realised that Rinpoche was not an ordinary visitor and accorded him the highest respect. 目睹此自发性降神经过以及多杰雄对仁波切的敬爱后,该寺僧人意识到仁波切并不是一位普通访客,遂对他致以最高的敬意。

(四)这些片段呈现1996年禁令未开始之前,色拉美寺邦拉康村的神谕传统。片中可见其中一位被西藏公认能接受多杰雄登和其他护法降神的庞龙神谕,视频中显示的是第七任庞龙神谕。仪式之讲究,显示出它是西藏其中一所最著名佛教寺院的重要项目。显然,该神谕不仅为全寺僧众所接受,他甚至还可以在高僧、格西,以及其他僧众前降神。

我们今天依然可以在印度色邦寺看到类似的情景。

(五)接着我们透过多杰雄登在尼木杰吉寺突然自发性地降神于神谕一事见证了詹杜固仁波切与多杰雄登的特殊关系。该片段的开始,可见多杰雄登紧紧拥抱仁波切,展现出多杰雄登和仁波切之间灵性交流。护法与上师之间的这种亲密关系显示出上师本身清净的三昧耶(上师与弟子之间的关系),以及弘扬佛法的至高动机。

多杰雄登突然自发性地降神于尼木杰吉寺的神谕,并向仁波切显露出亲切的举动。这里要说明的是:仁波切在那之前跟该寺并无任何关系,寺院的僧人也不认识仁波切,而且仁波切当时是身穿便服微行该寺。

(六)下一个片段发生在拉萨的一家宾馆里。在2009的西藏之旅,登玛贡萨仁波切的助理、一名实习神谕等一众僧人与尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切在宾馆会面。多杰雄登自发性降神,并以类似尼木杰吉寺神谕的方式向仁波切致敬。

(七)最后,我们看到多杰雄登莅临克切拉禅修林智慧殿,在此延续了神谕降神的古老传统,现场共有700人目睹了多杰雄登以金刚舞清除障碍,并对仁波切的佛法事业表示赞许和支持。

 


 

While in trance, Dorje Shugden requested that Rinpoche bless the Oracle's body so that future trances would be smoother and he would develop his ability to give clear pronouncements.

While in trance, Dorje Shugden requested that Rinpoche bless the Oracle’s body so that future trances would be smoother and he would develop his ability to give clear pronouncements. 在降神的过程中,多杰雄登祈求仁波切加持护法的身体,好让他未来降神的过程更为顺利,同时也开发他给予清晰指示的能力。

དགེ་ལྡན་བསྟན་པའི་སྲོལ་འཛིན་དམ་པ་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག །

༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ནི་ཆོས་ཀྱི་གོ་རྟོགས་མཐོ་ལ་བློ་གྲོས་དང་ལྡན། ཆོས་བཤད་པའི་སྐབས་ན་ཡང་གུ་ཡངས་ཀྱི་ལྟ་བའི་ཐོག་ནས་དེང་རབས་དང་མཐུན་པའི་སྒོ་ནས་ཆོས་བཤད་ཀྱི་ཡོད། བཤེས་གཉེན་བསྟེན་ཚུལ་ལ་ལྷད་མེད། ཁས་བླངས་པའི་དམ་ཚིག་དང་སྡོམ་པ་རྣམས་མིག་འབྲེལ་ལྟར་ཚུལ་བཞིན་དུ་སྲུང་མཁན་ཞིག་རེད། །

དེ་དག་ལ་རྟེན་ནས་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་དང་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གཉིས་ཀྱི་དགོངས་པ་ཆུ་དང་འོ་མ་འདྲེས་པ་བཞིན་གཅིག་ཏུ་གྱུར། །

སྐུ་གསོལ་ཞུ་རྒྱུ་ནི། ལོ་བརྒྱ་ཕྲག་མང་པོའི་སྔོན་ནས་བོད་གངས་ཅན་ལྗོང་ནས་དར་བ་མ་ཟད། བོད་མི་རྣམས་ཀྱི་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཀྱི་བྱེད་སྒོ་རྩ་ཆེན་ཞིག་ཆགས་ཡོད། སྐུ་རྟེན་ཞེས་པ་ནི། དུས་རབས་མང་པོའི་སྔོན་ནས་དར་བའི་མི་ཁོག་ལ་ལྷ་ཕེབས་ནས་ལྷ་ཡིས། ཚོགས་པ་ཁག་དང་བླ་ཆེན་མི་ཆེན་མི་དམངས་བཅས་ལ་དོན་དག་གལ་ཆེན་དག་ལ་མ་འོངས་ལུང་སྟོན་གནང་མཁན་ཞིག་རེད། བོད་ཀྱི་ཚོགས་པ་ཁག་དང་བླ་ཆེན་མི་ཆེན་མི་དམངས་རྣམས་ནས་ལྷ་ཡི་བཀའ་ལུང་ལ་ཡིད་ཆེས་དང་། དོན་ཆེན་དག་ལྷ་ཡི་བཀའ་ལུང་ལྟར་གནང་བཞིན་ཡོད་རེད། ལྷ་སྐུ་གསོལ་ལམ་སྐུ་ཕེབས་ཞུ་ནས། ལྷ་ལ་བཀའ་ལུང་ཞུ་རྒྱུ་ནི། བོད་རྒྱུད་ནང་བསྟན་འཛིན་མཁན་རྣམས་ཀྱི་ལུགས་སྲོལ་གལ་ཆེན་ཞིག་ལ་རྩིས་ཀྱིས་ཡོད། །

Rinpoche in front of the Dorje Shugden statue at Trode Khangsar, Lhasa. The temple was built on the site where the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was cremated.

Rinpoche in front of the Dorje Shugden statue at Trode Khangsar, Lhasa. The temple was built on the site where the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was cremated. 仁波切在拉萨布旦康萨的多杰雄登像前。此寺建于杜固扎巴坚赞圣体荼毗之处。

དུས་རབས་བཅུ་བདུན་པའི་ནང་གནས་ཆུང་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་བོད་ས་གནས་སྲིད་གཞུང་གི་གཞུང་བསྟེན་སྲུང་མར་མངའ་གསོལ་དང་། སྐབས་དེའི་གནས་ཆུང་སྐུ་ཕེབས་ཞིག་ཡང་གཞུང་གིས་གནས་ཆུང་སྐུ་གསོལ་ཞུ་སའི་སྐུ་རྟེན་མངའ་གསོལ་མཛད་པ་རེད། གནས་ཆུང་སྐུ་རྟེན་ནི། གནས་ཆུང་སྐུ་གསོལ་ཞུས་ནས་བོད་ས་གནས་སྲིད་གཞུང་གི་དོན་དག་ལ་ཆེད་མངགས་བཀའ་ལུང་ཞུ་ས་ཞིག་རེད། ཕྱི་ལོ་༡༩༥༩ལོའི་སྔོན་ནས་ལྷ་སར་གནས་ཆུང་སྐུ་ཕེབས་སྐབས་ཀྱི་བརྙན་འཕྲིན།་འདོན་ཆོག་གྲ་རྒྱས་པོ་གནང་ཐུབ་ན་མི་རྣམས་ཀྱིས་དགའ་ཞེན་དང་ཆོ་ག་རྩ་ཆེན་ཞིག་རྩིས། །

བོད་རྒྱུད་ནང་བསྟན་འཛིན་མཁན་གྱི་གོ་གནས་མཐོ་དམན་མང་ཆེ་བས་སྐུ་གསོལ་ཞུ་ནས་ལྷ་ལ་བཀའ་ལུང་ཞུ་ཡི་ཡོད་རེད། བརྙན་འཕྲིན་འདི་ནི་རྡ་རམ་ས་ལ་བོད་ཀྱི་དབུ་ཁྲེད་རྣམས་ཀྱིས་གནས་ཆུང་དང་དགའ་གདོང་ཚེ་རིང་མ་སོགས་ལ་སློབ་སྟོན་ཞུ་བཞིན་པའི་སྐབས། ད་ལྟར་གཟིགས་བཞིན་པའི་བརྙན་འཕྲིན་ནང་ལ་བོད་ཀྱི་དབུ་ཁྲེད་རྣམས་ཀྱིས་ལྷ་མི་འདྲ་བ་གསུམ་ལ་བཀའ་ལུང་ཞུ་བཞིན་འདུག་ན། ང་ཚོ་ཡང་ལྷ་གཞན་ཞིག་ལ་བཀའ་ལུང་ཞུ་ཆོག །མཐོ་བོད་ཀྱི་དབུ་ཁྲེད་རྣམས་ཀྱིས་ལྷ་སྐུ་ཕེབས་ལུགས་སྲོལ་ལ་ཡིད་ཆེས་གཏན་པོ་གནང་བ་དེའི་ཕྱིར་ན་བོད་རིགས་རྣམས་ཀྱང་ལྷ་སྐུ་ཕེབས་ལུགས་སྲོལ་ལ་ཡིད་ཆེས་གཏན་པོ་ཡོད་པ་མཐོང་། །

The Oracle of Gaden Monastery taking trance of Duldzin Dorje Shugden in South India, 1993 prior to the Dorje Shugden ban.

The Oracle of Gaden Monastery taking trance of Duldzin Dorje Shugden in South India, 1993 prior to the Dorje Shugden ban. 1993年禁令实施之前,杜津(持律主)多杰雄登在南印度降神于甘丹寺神谕。

བོད་རྒྱུད་ནང་བསྟན་གྱི་ལྷ་སྐུ་ཕེབས་སམ་སྐུ་རྟེན་ལ་ཧ་ཅང་མང་པོ་ཡོད། དེའི་ནང་ནས་སྤང་ལུང་སྐུ་རྟེན་མཚན་སྙན་གྲགས་ཆེན་པོ་ཞེ་དྲག་བྱུང་ཡོད། ད་ལྟར་ཡོད་པའི་སྤང་ལུང་སྐུ་རྟེན་ནི་སྤང་ལུང་སྐུ་རྟེན་གི་རྒྱུད་པ་བདུན་པ་ཡིན། ཁོང་ལ་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་དང་སྲུང་མ་གཞན་ཡང་ཕེབས་ཀྱི་ཡོད། ཕྱི་ལོ་༡༩༩༢ལོར་རྒྱ་གར་ལྷོ་ཕྱོགས་སེར་སྨད་སྤོམ་ར་ཁང་ཚན་གྱི་འདུ་ཁང་གསར་པ་སྒོ་འབྱེད་སྐབས། སྤང་ལུང་སྐུ་རྟེན་མཆོག་ནས་རྟེན་གསུམ་ལ་རབ་གནས་གནང་བཞིན་པ། མགོན་པའི་ནང་ལ་སྒོ་འབྱེད་མཛད་སྒོ་ནི་གལ་ཆེ་ཞིག་ཡིན་པ་རེད། གང་ལགས་ཞེ་ན། དེ་ནི་ཆོས་ཕྱོགས་ཀྱི་བྱེད་སྒོ་གྲ་རྒྱས་ཤོས་ཞིག་ཡིན་པས་རེད། སྲུང་མ་སོ་སོའི་ཆོ་གའི་ཐོག་ནས་སྲུང་མ་སོ་སོའི་གནས་བབས་དང་དེའི་སྐུ་རྟེན་གྱི་གནས་བབས་ཤེས་ཐུབ། རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་ཆོ་གའི་ཐོག་ནས་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་དེ་ཉིད་འཇིག་རྟེན་ལས་འདས་པའི་སྲུང་མ་ཡིན་པ་ཤེས་ཐུབ། ད་ལྟར་གཟིགས་བཞིན་པའི་བརྙན་འཕྲིན་ལ་ལྟ་ན། སྐུ་རྟེན་ནི་ཚང་མས་ཡོངས་གྲགས་ཀྱི་ཡང་དག་པ་ཞིག་ཁས་ལེན་པ་རེད་འདུག །གང་ཞིག་ན། བླ་མ་རྣམ་པ་དང་དགེ་བཤེས་གྲྭ་བ་ཚང་མས་སྐུ་རྟེན་མཆོག་ལ་བཀའ་ལུང་ཞུ་བཞིན་འདུག །

ཕྱི་ལོ་༢༠༠༩ལོར་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ལ་བོད་དུ་ཕེབས་རྒྱུའི་འཆར་གཞི་གང་ཡང་མེད་ཀྱང་གློ་བུ་དུ་བོད་ལ་ཆིབས་སྒྱུ་གནང་། སྐབས་དེར་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་སྙེ་མོ་རྒྱལ་བྱེད་མགོན་ལ་ཆིབས་སྒྱུ་གནང་། སྙེ་མོ་རྒྱལ་བྱེད་མགོན་དུ་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་སྐུ་རྟེན་ཞིག་ཡོད་པ་དེར་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ཐོག་ཕེབས་གནང་ནས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ལ་དགའ་བསུ་ཞུ་གནང་འདུག ། ༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་སྙེ་མོ་རྒྱལ་བྱེད་མགོན་གྱི་མགོན་ཁང་དུ་ཆིབས་སྒྱུ་གནང་སྐབས། རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་དང་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཆེན་མོ་རྣམ་གཉིས་དམ་ཚིག་གཙང་མའི་མཐུ་ལ་རྟེན་ནས་སྐུ་རྟེན་ལ་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཐོག་ཕེབས་ཀྱིས་ཧ་ཅང་དགའ་བའི་རྣམ་པས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ལ་འཐམ་གནང་འདུག ། ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཆེན་མོ་མཆོག་ནས་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ལ་ཐུགས་བརྩེ་ཆེན་པོ་གནང་བ་ནི་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ལ་རང་གི་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མ་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཟོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་སངས་རྒྱས་སུ་ལྟ་བའི་བཤེས་གཉེན་བསྟེན་ཚུལ་གཏན་པོ་ཡོད་པའི་དབང་གི་ཡིན་པར་ངེས་སོ། །

Tsem Rinpoche continues to have a close relationship with Dorje Shugden and the oracles, especially with H.E. the 7th Panglung Kuten seen here with Rinpoche in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia.

Tsem Rinpoche continues to have a close relationship with Dorje Shugden and the oracles, especially with H.E. the 7th Panglung Kuten seen here with Rinpoche in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia. 詹杜固仁波切与多杰雄登和神谕的亲密关系延续至今,特别是马来西亚克切拉禅修林看见与仁波切一起的第七任庞龙神谕。

ཕྱི་ལོ༢༠༠༩ལོར་འདན་མ་དགོན་གསར་ཆོས་རྒྱལ་མཆོག་གི་ཕྱག་མཛོད་བཀྲ་ཤིས་ལགས་དང་། སྙེ་མོ་རྒྱལ་བྱེད་དགོན་པའི་ཕྱག་མཛོད་ལགས། སེར་རའི་སྐུ་ཞབས་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་སྐུ་རྟེན་གསར་པ་ཞིག་བཅས་ནས་ལྷ་སར་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་མཆོག་སྤྲུལ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་བཞུགས་སའི་མགྲོན་ཁང་ཞིག་ནང་། ༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་མཆོག་སྤྲུལ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་དང་མཇལ་འཕྲད་གནང་སྐབས། སེར་རའི་སྐུ་ཞབས་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་སྐུ་རྟེན་གསར་པ་དེར་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཐོག་ཕེབས་བརྒྱགས་ཏེ་སྔར་སྙེ་མོ་རྒྱལ་བྱེད་དགོན་གྱི་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་སྐུ་རྟེན་ལ་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཐོག་ཕེབས་བརྒྱགས་ནས་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་མཆོག་ལ་ཧ་ཅང་གི་དགའ་ཞེན་ཆེན་པོ་གནང་བ་དང་གཅིག་མཚུངས་གནང་བར། ལྷ་ཕེབས་སའི་སྐུ་རྟེན་མི་འདྲ་ཡང་ཕེབས་མཁན་གྱི་ལྷ་གཅིག་རེད། དེ་ཡང་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་དང་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཆེན་པོ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གཉིས་ཀྱི་བར་ལ་འགྱུར་བ་མེད་པའི་དམ་ཚིག་བརྟན་པོ་ཡོད་པས་རེད། སེར་རའི་སྐུ་ཞབས་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་སྐུ་རྟེན་གསར་པ་དེར། ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ཕེབས་ཙམ་ཡལ་ཙམ་ཡང་ཡང་གནང་འདུག། ༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ནས་རང་ཉིད་ཡིད་དམ་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཇིགས་བྱེད་ཀྱི་ང་རྒྱལ་དང་གསལ་སྣང་གཏན་པོའི་ཐོག་ནས་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་སྐུ་ཡུན་རིང་ཙམ་ཕེབས་རྒྱུའི་བཀའ་སྒོ་མཛད། དེ་ནས་སྐུ་ཡུན་རིང་ཕེབས་ཐུབ་པ་བྱུང་འདུག ། ད་ལྟར་གཟིགས་བཞིན་པའི་བརྙན་འཕྲིན་འདི་ནི། ༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་དང་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཆེན་མོ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གཉིས་ནས་སྐུ་རྟེན་གྱི་རྩ་སྒོ་ཕྱེ་གནང་བའི་སྐབས་རེད། སྐུ་རྟེན་གྱིས་རང་གི་བྲང་ལ་གཞུ་གནང་བ་ནི་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱིས་སྐུ་རྟེན་གྱི་རྩ་སྒོ་ཕྱེ་གནང་མཛད་ཀྱིས་ཡོད་རེད། ཆོས་སྐྱོང་ཆེན་མོ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་རྩལ་ནས་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ལ་སླད་མ་འོངས་པར་སྐུ་རྟེན་འདི་ལ་སྐུ་བདེ་བླག་ངང་ཕེབས་ཐུབ་པ་དང་གསུང་བྱོན་ཕྱིར་ཐུགས་སྨོན་སྐྱབས་འཇུག་ཞུ་བཞིན་པ། ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་སྐུ་ཕེབས་སྐབས། ༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ནས་སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱི་བསྟན་པ་དར་ཞིང་རྒྱས་ལ་ཡུན་རིང་དུ་གནས་པ་དང་། མ་འོངས་པར་མ་ལེ་ཤ་ལ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་སློབ་གཉེར་ཁང་ཞིག་འཛུགས་ཐུབ་པ་དང་། རྗེ་བཙུན་རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣལ་འབྱོར་མའི་རྒྱུད་པ་ཕྱོགས་བཅུར་ཁྱབ་པའི་སྐྱབས་འཇུག་ཞུ་བཞིན་པར། །

དུས་རབས་མང་པོའི་སྔོན་ནས་དར་བའི་ལྷ་སྐུ་ཕེབས་ཀྱི་ལུགས་སྲོལ་དེ། དེང་གི་ཆར་ཡང་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་༢༥པའི་ཆོས་ཚོགས་ (Kechara) ཀེ་ཆ་ར་ལ་དར་བཞིན་ཡོད། ཕྱི་ལོ་༢༠༡༥ཟླ་༦པ་ལ་ (Kechara) ཀེ་ཆ་ར་ནགས་ཚལ་དབེན་གནས་སུ་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་རྡོ་རྗེའི་གར་འཆམ་དང་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ལ་ལས་བཞིའི་འཕྲིན་ལས་བརྩལ་རྒྱུའི་ཞལ་བཞེད་གནང་བ་མི་བདུན་བརྒྱ་ལྷག་གི་དངོས་སུ་མཐོང་། །

 

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  1. Paul Yap on Mar 11, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    I have noticed Tsem Rinpoche has a very good relationship with Dorje Shugden, wherever Rinpoche resides or visit, there is always a Dorje Shugden oracle will manifest. When Tsem Rinpoche visited Tibet during 2009 on an undercover trip, there are few spontaneous trance taking by the Oracle, and the Oracle has go forward paying respect to Rinpoche, as Tsem Rinpoche is an attained Buddhist Master. While on trance, one of the junior Oracle even requested Tsem Rinpoche to bless his body so that all his channel is cleanse, purified and is open. I have witness this myself.

  2. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 4:47 am

    After over 20 years of anti-Dorje Shugden propaganda, many people are beginning to see past the false rhetoric to see the divine goodness of the Protector. This comment on Rinpoche’s YouTube channel is truly encouraging and signals a change in the people’s understanding and perception of this holy practice-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:41 am

    It is Rinpoche’s zest for the dharma , and benefitting others that pleases the Dharma Protectors. Dharma Protectors are most pleased when the dharma grows in people’s hearts and minds.

    Rinpoche is able to bring genuine dharma to others, hence transforming others towards a path of benefit and spiritual practices.

  4. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tsem Rinpoche


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

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

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. Anne Ong on Aug 20, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    This is truly amazing and eye opening video. It really shows that H.E. Tsem Rinpoche is a highly attained Lama and should be highly respected as one. It moved me quite a bit that how much Rinpoche wants Kechara to grow to benefit more people. And how strong affitnity and samaya Rinpoche has with The Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for sharing this wonderful enlightening article and private video with us.

  6. Alice Tay on Jul 25, 2016 at 12:50 am

    在此视频里,我们可以清楚的看到在多杰雄登在尼木杰吉寺突然自发性地降神于神谕媒,并且还紧紧拥抱仁波切。除此,在2009年的西藏之旅,当仁波切身在拉萨的一所宾馆内时,多杰雄登护法突然降神于当时色拉寺的实习神谕,并以类似尼木杰吉寺神谕的方式向仁波切致敬。这两件事件足以证明了尊贵的詹杜固仁波切与多杰雄登拥有特殊关系以及之间灵性上的交流。由于上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切本身持守清净的三昧耶以及弘扬佛法的至高动机,多杰雄登因此借神谕的身体为媒介展现出祂对尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的深切喜爱。

    感谢仁波切与曹铭光先生在此分享如此珍贵而且不曾公开的视频。

  7. sonny tan on Jul 19, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you Martin and Rinpoche for allowing this rare profound footage to be aired to the public more so for our benefits. I have not been in Kechara long enough to give this a spiritual viewpoint but from the video footage itself shows Rinpoche’s tenderness, a bond of love and trust never separated by time, a display of spiritual kinship if I may add that I never been seen before.
    It is a privilege beyond words to witness such a touching memorable event between Rinpoche and our dharma protector and very timely for it to appear now because of the so many unfounded lies unsubstantiated by any concrete evidence instituted against Dorje Shugden. I pray and hope that those who still have doubts in the relationship between Rinpoche and our dharma protector would perhaps be erased and put behind us forever.
    It has now opened a new chapter for all kecharians to stand tall, head high and that we would now not bow down to pressures of any kind and we would ward off any poison thrown onto our paths about our dharma protector and Rinpoche.

  8. Phoebe Yong on Jul 16, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    谢谢仁波切与我们分享这么珍贵的视频。谢谢曹铭光先生与我们分享这篇文章。
    过去的几百年来,许多的高僧大德,平民百姓都依赖神谕所给予的指示和劝告。请示神谕在西藏佛教扮演了很重要的角色。在视频里,可以看见上师与护法的灵性交流,这明显的反映出上师和多杰雄登护法之间拥有一种特殊又亲密的关系。当看到在尼木杰吉寺突然自发性地降神于神谕,不需念任何的祈请文来做降神仪式,见到神谕(多杰雄登)很激动和紧紧拥抱着上师时,感觉就像久违不见的老朋友一样。这显示上师本身完美无瑕清净的三昧耶。最令人感动的是上师不断的请求多杰雄登护法帮助他弘扬佛法,以便可以利益更多的众生。上师无时无刻都在想如何传佛法给我们,这就是上师对我们无私的爱。
    我感到非常庆幸可以在克切拉禅修林亲眼看到有几百年历史的古老传统神谕降神的仪式。多杰雄登以金刚舞清除障碍和喀切玛波护法很有耐心的加持每一个人。谢谢上师的慈悲和仁慈。没有上师,这些都不可能会实现了。

  9. Karen张 on Jul 15, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    护法通过神谕在见到尊贵的詹杜固仁波切时,表现得如此欣喜,我想一来是因为尊贵的詹杜固仁波切自从由宋仁波切那里得到护法修持后,从未断过修持,纵使达赖喇嘛限制了这项修持,仁波切也未放弃。这证明了仁波切的三昧耶清净无比。二来,仁波切致力于弘扬宗喀巴大师的教诲,精心精力,身体力行地从未因为困难而放弃发展克切拉中心。这些就足以证明仁波切的宏愿与雄登一样,都是保护宗喀巴传承。所以护法见到仁波切特欢喜。在视频所见护法与仁波切紧紧相拥,证明了他们之间多么紧密的关系。这也是多杰雄登护法对詹杜固仁波切的一种敬爱方式。仁波切并非一班的喇嘛,而是一位成就非凡,地位极高的高僧。所以,多杰雄登自发性的通过神谕降神,就是为了以示敬意及支持仁波切所作的所有佛法事业。

  10. Phoebe Yong on Jul 13, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    谢谢仁波切与我们分享这么珍贵的视频。谢谢曹铭光先生与我们分享这篇文章。

    过去的几百年来,许多的高僧大德,平民百姓都依赖神谕所给予的指示和劝告。请示神谕在西藏佛教扮演了很重要的角色。在视频里,可以看见上师与护法的灵性交流,这明显的反映出上师和多杰雄登护法之间拥有一种特殊又亲密的关系。当看到在尼木杰吉寺突然自发性地降神于神谕,不需念任何的祈请文来做降神仪式,见到神谕(多杰雄登)很激动和紧紧拥抱着上师时,感觉就像久违不见的老朋友一样。这显示上师本身完美无瑕清净的三昧耶。最令人感动的是上师不断的请求多杰雄登护法帮助他弘扬佛法,以便可以利益更多的众生。上师无时无刻都在想如何传佛法给我们,这就是上师对我们无私的爱。

    我感到非常庆幸可以在克切拉禅修林亲眼看到有几百年历史的古老传统神谕降神的仪式。多杰雄登以金刚舞清除障碍和喀切玛波护法很有耐心的加持每一个人。谢谢上师的慈悲和仁慈。没有上师,这些都不可能会实现了。

  11. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jul 13, 2016 at 10:06 am

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s sole motive is to benefit us all. This video shows His closeness to Dorje Shugden, a World Peace Protector and Protector of Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings.

    The video shows how powerful and blessed the connection between Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden is. This is because Rinpoche holds his vows and promises and this pleases Dorje Shugden very much as it benefits many many beings.

    Kechara Forest Retreat is the retreat centre with the largest Dorje Shugden Statue in the world. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/largest-dorje-shugden-in-the-world.html

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this video with us.

    To learn more about oracles watch here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/overview/the-oracles-of-dorje-shugden

  12. Phoebe Yong on Jul 13, 2016 at 1:56 am

    谢谢仁波切与我们分享这么珍贵的视频。谢谢曹铭光先生与我们分享这篇文章。

    过去的几百年来,许多的高僧大德,平民百姓都依赖神谕所给予的指示和劝告。请示神谕在西藏佛教扮演了很重要的角色。在视频里,可以看见上师与护法的灵性交流,这明显的反映出上师和多杰雄登护法之间拥有一种特殊又亲密的关系。当看到在尼木杰吉寺突然自发性地降神于神谕,不需念任何的祈请文来做降神仪式,见到神谕(多杰雄登)很激动和紧紧拥抱着上师时,感觉就像久违不见的老朋友一样。这显示上师本身完美无瑕清净的三昧耶。最令人感动的是上师不断的请求多杰雄登护法帮助他弘扬佛法,以便可以利益更多的众生。上师无时无刻都在想如何传佛法给我们。

    我感到非常庆幸可以在克切拉禅修林亲眼看到有几百年历史的古老传统神谕降神的仪式。多杰雄登以金刚舞清除障碍和喀切玛波护法很有耐心的加持每一个人。谢谢上师的慈悲和仁慈。没有上师,这些都不可能会实现的。

  13. Julia Tan on Jul 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    It’s amazing to see oracle took trance of Dorje Shugden and greet H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche in Nemo Gyelche Monastery. That showed a very close relationship between the protector and the lama. The protector was very please with Rinpoche, who has been using his whole life to serve the Dharma whole heartedly.

    Again, the oracle-in-training came all the way and waited for hours to seek for Rinpoche’s blessings to open up his speech and heart channel. It showed that Rinpoche has the extra ordinary attainment to do so. That came from Rinpoche’s pure samaya, strong devotion and has been holding his vows purely. Rinpoche never stop benefiting others any where anytime.

    Through Rinpoche’s kindness, 2015 July, the Oracle Panglung Kuten took trance in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. That was really an amazing experience to be able to receive teaching directly from the divine.

  14. Su Ming on Jul 10, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I always thought that the relationship between my lama, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and ‪DorjeShugden‬ was extraordinary closer then the norm. I was very fortunate to witness a few audiences in other centres and monasteries over the past 8 years with other lamas and I have not seen anything so warm and close between any lama and my protector.

  15. JP on Jul 9, 2016 at 11:19 am

    It is evident that Tsem Rinpoche has a very close relationship with Dorje Shugden. It is amazing that wherever Rinpoche went, an oracle will be around to take spontaneous trance of Dorje Shugden. This shows that Rinpoche is a pure monk with clean guru samaya who’s only focus is to spread and protect the Buddhadharma under Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition.

    Another point that stood out for me in the video is how Rinpoche arose as Yamantaka and instructed Dorje Shugden to take trance. If Rinpoche is not an accomplished practitioner, there is no way that Dorje Shugden would have listened.

  16. Jace Chong on Jul 8, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Thanks Rinpoche, Martin and blog team for the post and video.

    It’s amazing to see how Tsem Rinpoche having a very close relationship with Dorje Shugden via the oracles. This relationship not only started over decades, but many life times working hand in hand to benefit others.

    The same protector that took trance in a hotel room in year 2009, took trance again in year 2015 in a place he has promised to help. The amazing growth of Kechara from a shop lots to a few shop lots combined, from various departments to a Dharma palace of Kechara Forest Retreat; without a powerful divine assistant, it’s very rare to achieve in such speed.

    And from the video we can see Rinpoche is a highly attained master, who can bless the oracle requested by Dorje Shugden. This rare visitor to Tibet is unusual, no wonder the oracle travel 3 hours just to meet Rinpoche.

    Thank you.

  17. Pastor Chia on Jul 6, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    By watching the video of Dorje Shugden oracle footage, we can see H.E.Tsem Rinpochehad are very close relationship with protector through the oracle who can take trance of lord Dorje Shugden. It is protector show his respect and affection to the truth lama who are sincere serving others for many life time. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche also giving the blessing to the trainee monk oracle have the clear speech at the future. It also show how close relationship and samaya to his protector and guru.

  18. Mingwen on Jul 6, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    It’s definitely blessed to watch these videos and also for people who witnessed the Oracle took trances of few of the great Dharma Protectors in Kechara Forest Retreat, Pahang @ Malaysia. I can feel the energy from just watching the videos. I cannot imagine how would it feel if I was blessed enough to be there physically.

    I wish Chojela the Oracle of the great Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden, will come back to Malaysia to bless us and turn the wheel of Dharma.

    Thank you.

    • Joy on Jul 7, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Thank you Mingwen for your comment. Although you may not have had the chance to witness this yet, I am sure soon enough you will as you are already creating the causes to do so whether you know it or not. You are already collecting tremendous merit just by being here in Kechara Forest Retreat and helping to built it. Much gratitude to you and the KFR team for all your hard work! And I am definitely sure Dorje Shugden watches you and your team daily to ensure everyone is safe 🙂

      To find out more how greatly Dorje Shugden has been helping so many people in even sometimes life threatening situation and even in our daily mundane activities… do check it out and share with friends… http://www.dorjeshugden.org/benefits/how-dorje-shugden-helps

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  19. pammie yap on Jul 6, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    The video is really done nicely!! I have always been interested in seeing oracles take trance and give advice. They are ‘mysterious’ and at the same time amazing!

    I love the parts where Rinpoche is always greeted no matter where He goes, showing that Rinpoche indeed is not just an ordinary monk. It always seen through Rinpoche’s strong Guru devotion, kindness, love, care, wisdom and compassion.
    From what I see, the relationship between Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche goes way back. Especially when Dorje Shugden took trance in Kechara Forest Retreat and gave valuable advice to all of us. This shows that whatever Rinpoche is doing, there is no doubt that Rinpoche is doing for the Dharma to grow and the benefit of many and that is why Dorje Shugden chose to come to Kechara Forest Retreat.

  20. Khoo Hou Haw on Jul 6, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    I heard before that the Dharma Protector will always show deep respect to true Guru. Being an Dharma protector thier duty is to protect the Dharma, and the guru are to teach and turn the wheel of Dharma. By the way the Protector showed His affectionate towards Tsem Rinpoche through the oracle, we can know that Tsem Rinpoche is a true Guru. And by protecting the Guru, the Protector is fulfilling His duty of protecting the Dharma.

  21. Pastor Ong Moh Mei on Jul 6, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    To many of us what we saw on these videos may seems like hocus pocus but to Tibetan Buddhism the tradition and ritual of oracles practice is unquestionable and as common as sunrise and sunset.

    These videos are very intriguing and educational though not easy to accustom to for those of us who did not grow up witnessing these events.

  22. nicholas on Jul 6, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    From this articles obviously we can see the close relationship between Tsem Rinppoche and Dorje Shugden. How can an enlightened being to be so happy to meet somone, one must be a sincere person with clean samaya and great devotion. Tsem Rinpoche definitely have these qualities and this is the best reminder for us. In order for us to be close with the protector we must embrace this quality. What we are before is a past but for now and our future we need to change and transform from now. We can create a good relationship with our protector now and conitnue to do what is beneficial for others because that is what protector has been doing and this is also the way for us to collect more merits in order for the protector to help us.

    On of the point that show Tsem Rinpoche attainment is when Dorje Shugden requets Rinpoche to bless the oracle’s speech and heart channels. The enlightened being able to see one attainment and when Rinpoche blessed the oracle it shows obviously Rinpoche quality.

    When come to Kechara Forest Retreat, the oracle took trance of Dorje Shugden and the protector was so happy. This can be witness from how long the oracle stay in trance and the enlightened protector even gave dharma teaching which is very rare. This also show that the people in Kechara together with the Guru has done the right thing to benefit many people and this please the protector very much.

    May this tradition of consulting oracles continue to our future generation for more people to be benefited.

  23. June Kang on Jul 6, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    第一次親眼目睹護法降神儀式是2015年6月21日在克切拉禅修林, 觉得自己非常有幸和福报。

    再看这视频时,看到多杰雄登亲切和激动的方式向仁波切致敬,无需多说,这已证明了第廿五世詹杜固仁波切不是一般的僧人, 因当时仁波切是以一个普通的访客到访及没有预先的安排,而多杰雄登却自发性降神于在场的其中一位僧人,多杰雄登是文殊菩萨的化身,所以当多杰雄登对第廿五世詹杜固仁波切致敬的方式说明了上师本身非常清净的三昧耶,以及利他的菩提心。

    感到有幸能跟随詹杜固仁波切在修行的路上。

  24. Li Kheng on Jul 6, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Dorje Shugden also shows Rinpoche a lot of affection through the Panglung Kuten. I gather that it means that Rinpoche has a very close affinity to Dorje Shugden.

    The oracles have served Tibet in many ways over the centuries. From political matters to commercial purposes to social affairs, oracles have been a part of the lives of Tibetan people. Perhaps in the the guidance of holy beings like them that Tibet still stands today despite its state of being stateless. Despite being in exile, Tibet has found a way to strive and even flourish. I believe strongly that this is by the kindness and wisdom of the holy beings who connect to us through these oracles.

    Thank you for sharing this unique footage!

  25. yikming on Jul 5, 2016 at 10:59 am

    It is amazing to see the close bond relationship between Rinpoche and Dorge Shugden. Being able to witnessed it via video is even greater experience, as though we are there except that those who are there gets blessing 10X more. lol 🙂
    Witnessing Rinpoche aspiration and wishes to Dorge Shugden to bring Dharma and build a Dharma institution which is much needed in this era of a world with too many samsaric distraction. With a self refection that Rinpoche has aspire so much, care so much , do so much then have we done enough?
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this sharing.

  26. Pastor Yek Yee(月谊讲法师) on Jul 4, 2016 at 3:28 am

    由於成長環境的關係,從小到大身边有不少親戚朋友在生活上遇到棘手的問題時, 總會想到找神靈問卜,沒想到接觸藏傳佛教後,才發覺藏傳佛教對這種祈請神靈問事的歷史,可以追朔至幾百年前。第一次親眼目睹護法降神儀式,讓我真實地感覺到佛與神靈的存在。

    我聽上師尊貴的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切說,護法只聽命於上師的指示,如果沒有穫得上師的指示,護法是不會採取任何行動的。因此,若果我們想穫得護法的駕護,與上師的三昧耶必須純淨。在此帖文中,講述著仁波切與护法的親密關系;文中提到“2009年,仁波切在没有预先安排的情况下到访一间西藏的寺院。当时,尼木杰吉寺中没有一个人知道仁波切的身份。然而,当仁波切在护法殿做哈达供养的时候,多杰雄登却自发性降神于在场的其中一位僧人,并以亲切和激动的方式向仁波切致敬。”間接地傳達了一個絕佳的訊息,仁波切的戒律守得十二分的清净,個人對利他的發心亦圓滿無睱。

    護法降神撼動周遭,如斯殊胜,庆幸去年牛月辜秀啦的到來,讓我們在現場親睹了護法降神的威儀,這肯定是當時七百名公众一生難得碰得著。

  27. Stella Cheang on Jul 3, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    The rare footage is so precious for it is the monument of how powerful and erudite our Guru is. It is evidential that His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche is indeed a living Buddha. I am completely at awe. The special relationship between Rinpoche and the enlightened Protector Dorje Shugden is witnessed in several occasions throughout this footage. And it is our great fortune to have met Kechara and be connected to Rinpoche to receive all the blessing and protection from Dorje Shugden.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the great compassion and patience to be here again and again to guide us towards the light. Rinpoche gave us all methods and protections including the great Dorje Shugden practice to ensure that we do not sway in our path to enlightenment, we must cherish it wholeheartedly and repay Rinpoche’s kindness by working towards the removal of ban on Shugden.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  28. Pee Bee Chong on Jul 3, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Thank for Rinpoche and Martin for the sharing, from the video and write up, I have learnt that



    1) Oracles have played an important part in religion and government in Tibet for centuries, every until today.



    2) Prior to the Tibetan government’s unexplained and unpopular ban of the Shugden practice, DS was one of the most trusted deities that was consulted via an oracular monk

    3) Dorje Shugden is widely regards as the wrathful Bodhisattva Manjushri and is the deity that Rinpoche has always had a close and special connection with and Dorje Shugden will take spontaneous trance in oracles to greet

    4) Rinpoche. Rinpoche can arise as the Yidam and invoked Dorje Shugden. Rinpoche can work together with Dorje Shugden to clear and bless the psychic channel of the oracle. Dorje Shugden requested Rinpoche to bless the oracle to ensure that future trances are smoother for the oracle.

    5) At the end of the video, Rinpoche made extensive and powerful aspirations to Dorje Shugden via the oracle for the Dharma to grow, for a learning institution to arise in Malaysia and for the efficacious Vajrayogini lineage to be proliferated, among others. I learned that the key of Dorje Shugden heart is not how much gold we have. It is how sincere we are, our Guru devotion, our faith in the protector and our mind transformation, our sincerity to transform and bring Dharma to benefit others among
    us as shown by Rinpoche

    Thank you
    Pee Bee Chong

  29. freon on Jul 2, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Amaze!
    That is the word that came to my mind when i see the footage
    1) The protector know H.E Tsem Rinpoche visiting the temple!
    2) H.E Tsem Rinpoche can clear the oracle channel and help prepare the oracle!
    3) H.E Tsem Rinpoche could self-arising as the all-powerful Buddha Yamantaka
    4) Protector Dorje Shugden requested H.E Tsem Rinpoche to help !
    5) Protector Dorje Shugden show passionate action toward H.E Tsem Rinpoche!

    From these actions. Truly, H.E Tsem Rinpoche is a very highly attained beings. Yet, H.E is always humble. As a Rinpoche, H.E can make a very official request to visit to the temple. and get super VVIP treats from the temple, but, Rinpoche go quietly and do not reveal who he is. Rinpoche just want to go there to pray and taught the students on the holy places. Until the Protector Dorje Shugden came and greet Rinpoche, people then realize a High Lama is there.

    I am so touched to view the interaction between Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. I am so touched to watch Rinpoche self-arising as Yamantaka to help clear the oracle’s channel. To me, it is like 2 highly attain being helping to clear the obstacle of getting dharma and blessed us into the mandala of Manjushri.

    To be an oracle needs a lot of training, self discipline, retreats. With Rinpoche’s help, no doubt the channels of the oracles are cleared and ready to serve the dharma.

    Come to think about having a Guru like Rinpoche. What have i done in my previous life to be able to meet with such highly attained master. I thanks Rinpoche for His compassion to came to this world, going through so much suffering, so many challenges, and Rinpoche still taught us about dharma patiently. Show us the path to enlightenment. And also taught us with great wisdom; brought dharma to us in most simple way, a dharma that suitable in this era.

    I pray, may I never be parted with Rinpoche and be under H.E Tsem Rinpoche’s mandala life after life until i could reach attainment.

    Thank you Rinpoche for turning the Dharma Wheel

    Thank you Martin for this wonderful post

  30. Pastor Adeline on Jul 1, 2016 at 3:24 am

    When Rinpoche first showed us this video, I did not know what to make of what I saw. And then it stroke me that it was a heartwarming and powerful meeting between two old friends of many centuries. The trances were spontaneous without prior arrangements, lavish offerings or costumes.

    What stroke me the most was Rinpoche’s devotion and commitment in fulfilling his promise to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Despite all difficulties and the Dorje Shugden ban, Rinpoche has never once given up but continue to pursue his mission in preserving and spreading Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage with the help of Dorje Shugden. Hence the results, Kechara and all its beneficial works under the supreme guidance of Rinpoche.

    Without Rinpoche’s persistence and determination, as well as Dorje Shugden’s enlightened assistance, none of the works would have been actualised. These results show us who Rinpoche really is and the enlightened qualities of Dorje Shugden.

  31. Yoke Chim Yap on Jun 29, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    小时候常随家人去廟里问事,也看过这些神谕,民间一般稱为**跳童**。
    所以從小就对这些事很好奇.長大信佛了,也就再也没有到过和見过.去年庞龙神谕的到来,让我大开眼界,也满足了好奇心.这次看到上师所分享的这些視频,在宾馆裡,多杰雄登借神谕之身与仁波切相見,给我的感觉就像久别的家人重逢一样,那么親切.却又神奇.
    傅統的東西,可以留傳几百至上千年,一定有他的原理存在,不能以一句迷信而將之抹殺掉。人類所知有限,智慧也有限。
    我相信仁波切所做的任何一件事都是要利益众生,所以我也相信多杰雄登护法是我及千万人所要依靠的护法。愿雄登禁令速速解除!早日可以利益千千万万人的人。

  32. Ee Mun on Jun 29, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for these precious videos and thanks Martin for the blogpost.

    I am awed with the manner the Enlightened Dharma Protector interacted with Rinpoche. At the same time I wonder what makes a divine being showed so much fondness to someone. From a few videos on the oracle taking trance that I watched before including the video clips in this blogpost, I have never seen such close interaction. Based on simple logic, (the only basis that I dare to take and with due respect nothing further as I am no way qualified to assume what’s in the mind of an Enlightened or divine being) it should be because one is happy, pleased or have deep reverence with another. And for a divine being toward a Lama, it should be because the Lama is a real and exemplary Lama who is living and spreading the Dharma with genuine and sincere motivation.

    The part that moved me deeply is the aspirations and requests made by Rinpoche to Dorje Shugden during the trance that took place in a hotel at Lhasa in 2009. Rinpoche says among other important points: that today’s Dharma is very backwards and people’s minds are very difficult to change and they don’t listened and they don’t transformed and the best way is when they have faith and take refuge in Dorje Shugden and then their minds will transform. They want good things but they always do negative things that bring negative results to them. For that reason Rinpoche needs to spread the teachings far and wide so that people can receive the power of Dharma and they can practice and study.

    It makes me realised again how deeply Rinpoche wanted His students and others to transform their minds positively, for better and to have positive results. And for that virtuous purpose and to benefit many, Rinpoche had since January 2015 openly advocated for the lifting of the ban on Dorje Shugden practice. Since then, Rinpoche was instantaneously being subject to countless derogatory social media attacks which are still ongoing until to date. If the dissenters are willing to put aside their projection for a moment and think with logic, why would Rinpoche openly declared that He is a Dorje Shugden practitioner while the ban is still subsisting and it is widely known that Dorje Shugden practitioners are being outcasted and discriminated? Why the overnight ‘blacklist’ by the anti Dorje Shugden? Why did Rinpoche choose the tumultuous path? To me, one is willing to endure all these difficulties and challenges because he knows it is worthwhile and it is for virtuous purposes.

    May the true enlightened nature of Dorje Shugden to benefit sentient beings be acknowledged by more people. May the ban on Dorje Shugden practice reach its end soon in an amicable manner.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your compassion, patience and perseverance.

    With gratitude and folded hands,
    Ee Mun

  33. Shelly tai on Jun 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin Chow for sharing with us this video. I must said we Kecharian are very lucy to have such a highly attain lama who continue teach us and give blessing to us, because Rinpoche never want anything for himself he just want to spread the Dharma to help us to release the suffering of all living being, in order for us to continue receive teaching and blessing from Rinpoche we need to trasform our mind be kind and help others .

  34. Louise Lee on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:53 am

    爱是一种力量,爱是无私奉献,爱是无所不在的。 相信各位爱着多杰雄登护法的每一位都会与仁波切带有相同的感觉,这是一种无法以言语来表达的爱。谢谢仁波切勇敢的站出来,让我们大家可以学习护法的法门。

    有了仁波切与护法的加持,我们每天安全的回到家里与家人、朋友见面。但是仁波切为力坚持护法的修行,仁波切无法好像常人一样的生活。每天饱受着来自许多方面的威胁与压力。

    看到仁波切与护法见面的视频让我感觉到仁波切就如遇见家人一般的感动与亲近。

    仁波切去到重来没有到过的地方,护法还是会来见仁波切,我觉得一点都不以外。就如仁波切所说的,无论我们身在何处,当我们遇到危险护法一定会帮助我们。那么也就说,无论仁波切去到那里,护法也会在仁波切身边。

    藏人不是因为仁波切今天的说法就一直依靠着护法的修行。这是西藏一直留传下来的,所以我们不应该没有搞清楚,就因为一个说了一句话,放弃修行,我们要坚持。

    今天我们看到的是詹仁波切与护法见面的视频,那么还有其他被禁令印象的喇嘛。

  35. Sock Wan on Jun 28, 2016 at 9:56 am

    What a rare and amazing video, thank you for sharing. DS has always been very affectionate to Rinpoche, it is not because Rinpoche always makes offerings but because Rinpoche is a very sincere Dharma practitioner who wants to make Dharma grows and benefit people. I have heard if someone does not have a good motivation, when DS takes trance, DS would manifest anger, sometimes throw the person out from the hall.

    We are very fortunate to meet a very sincere Lama who wants nothing from us except mind transformation. Rinpoche mentions many times, the best offerings to him is mind transformation, becoming a more pleasant person, bring positivity to others and be happy.

  36. Joy on Jun 28, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Yes there is definitely something different and special about H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s relationship with Dorje Shugden. It is a bond like no other, something that has been there for many previous lives, a kind of close intimacy likened to family, father and son(?) Whatever it is, it is definitely unusual and extremely special.

    Thank you Rinpoche for releasing this video to the world so that many more people can gain deeper faith and conviction in the lineage Gurus, our lineage, the pure Dharma and the Dharma Protector who has been there for us through thick and thin. For guiding us since day one, since the time Rinpoche was in L.A. and in need of a job and Rinpoche Guru, Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen introduced Dorje Shugden to Rinpoche… I guess the rest was history.

    One thing is for sure, and has been CONSISTENT since the day I met Rinpoche over 13 years ago or more is that Rinpoche’s wish has always remained the SAME. It has always been about DHARMA, about making LAMA TSONGKHAPA lineage take root and grow, about saving sentient beings by giving us the DHARMA, about building an institute so we can receive the DHARMA about Vajrayogini so that we can have a place to go to when close our eyes… in the end it always goes back to spreading the DHARMA for the sake of ALL sentient beings. And from that it evokes upon the great blessings of all Buddhas and represented in the Great King, Dharma Protector, who is one with Manjushri who is ever so ready to assist Rinpoche in this great mission.

    The video also teaches us how the Lama(s) and Dharma Protector(s) work hand in hand to spread the Dharma and how it is so clear that the Guru is the key to everything, and that even the Dharma Protector(s) work is based from the Guru’s instructions. If the Guru is not genuine, no Dharma Protector will assist, and definitely not Dorje Shugden. Seeing Rinpoche close personal relationship with Dorje Shugden… hugging Rinpoche (in the hotel) tells us something special about Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden’s oneness bond.

    There is so much to be grateful for from watching this video… so much to be thankful for and to be humble for… for if it was not because of Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden, most of us would not be here, we would not even have a Kechara to begin with. It makes so much more sense to let go of all samsara’s delusions and one’s self-deception, when you have been in the past and seen it transform to become what Kechara is today…. from so much blood, sweat, tears and laughters, this is a legacy in the making. And for anyone to not see this preciousness, especially since they have been there from the early days, it would be the most unfortunate for them, and even so, seeds has been planted due to Rinpoche’s Bodhisattva ways. And for those of us who still have the merits to be here and bare witness through it all… we are the few luckiest humans alive… where do we even begin to grateful, but to just be grateful to have met Rinpoche.

    Thank you dear Martin for such a beautiful heart-felt prelude and in describing the essence of this precious recording now made available world wide for all to experience as though we were there.

  37. chris chong on Jun 28, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this precious video. From this video, I could see that the relationship between Rinpoche and the protector is really close and special. This kind of bond is not common. I understand that the to have a good relationship with the protector, our samaya must be very pure. Rinpoche’s guru devotion had been well known to be good and this is a testimony to it.

    During the trance, Rinpoche had asked for Protector’s help for the benefit of others by spreading the dharma. Rinpoche didnt ask for anything else. Rinpoche only wish for the dharma to grow and benefit of others.

    These are the things that stood out most to me in the video.

    Humbly,
    Chris Chong

  38. Sharon Ong on Jun 28, 2016 at 1:03 am

    When I watched the 6-minute clip that was posted on Rinpoche’s Fan Page, I was moved and at the same time in awe. But when I watched the full clip, not only did it moved me deeply, it hit me that:
    1) Tsem Rinpoche has an extraordinary bond with Dorje Shugden that is loving, fiercely loyal, full of affection, reverence and devotion for each other. While the trances that I had the opportunity to witness are relatively more sedate, the clip that showed the oracle monk-in-training practically jumping into Rinpoche’s arms to hug him tightly reminds me very much of a child’s sheer joy at seeing his/her parent again after a long day at the office, a proof of Dorje Shugden’s intense affection and utter devotion for Tsem Rinpoche.

    2) Rinpoche is not just any ordinary Lama but one who is highly attained and compassionate to the core. Seeing Rinpoche arising as his yidam is totally mind-blowing!

    3) Fast forward to 2016, Rinpoche’s pure and heartfelt aspirational prayers is unfolding before our eyes one by one. Makes me glad and very grateful to be a part of the Kechara family.

    Thank you for this fantastic post, Rinpoche and Martin. To be able to see this rare footage is simply priceless.

  39. sweekeong on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and the writers team for publishing such an amazing personal encounter with the divine Dorje Shugden. I find that the oracles took spontaneous trance without rituals and regalias with such closed proximity can only mean Rinpoche has clean samaya with his root guru, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, and the good relationship with Dorje Shugden himself.

    The only conclusion one can draw is that Rinpoche has continuously benefiting others with Dharma all these years and his deeds have been acknowledged by the divine. Therefore there is no reason to doubt but to trust his advice concerning spiritual practice. I hope people see this video as a impetus to deepen one’s spritual journey with the faith that divine will provide assistance as long as our goals benefit everyone.

    • freon on Jul 2, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Dear Ee Mun,

      Very good thought, especially on why Rinpoche wanted to openly say He is Dorje Shugden’s practitioner and also Rinpoche wanted us to transform fast.

      Thank you for sharing this good thought

      Regards
      Freon

      • freon on Jul 2, 2016 at 11:40 pm

        Dear Swee Keong,

        Thank you for pointing the important point that Dorje Shugden came to the oracle without any ritual

        Regards
        Freon

  40. Fong on Jun 27, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Watching the video is like taking a sneak peek at someone’s past. To see Rinpoche being greeted warmly by the oracle only confirms what we know which is that Rinpoche is no simple monk. For the Dorje Shugden to ask Rinpoche to bless the oracle is indeed a big deal. If any can do that, the oracle would no longer be in training still, with so many monks around.

    And, when in the presence of divinity, Rinpoche only ask to benefit others, not for his own benefit. He is always thinking and putting others ahead of his own needs and wishes. Because, Rinpoche wishes were sincere and for others, the results are showing in the manifestation Kechara Forest Retreat.

    Rinpoche has shown us what we can and have to do for Dharma and ultimately for ourselves which is to have Guru Devotion, to be diligent and to have good motivation and we will see results. We should follow Rinpoche’s advice to be diligent and keep our samaya clean and have high aspirations to benefit others.

    Thank you, Rinpoche and martin for sharing this precious video.

  41. justin on Jun 27, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this very important post. The videos shown proves the strong bond between Rinpoche and Protector Lord Shugden to many who will be viewing this. I have seen videos of taking trance by Protectors before but i have never seen the ones like this. The relationship between Rinpoche and Protector Shugden is akin to very very good friends and Protector is ever obliging. I personally hope this video clears (if not a lot of) doubt of people who still thinks lowly of or even criticises Rinpoche. We are looking at the videos showing Lord Dorje Shugden taking trance spontaneously onto oracle-monk either trained or in training, the close bond reflects what Rinpoche is doing which is SOLELY TO BENEFIT OTHERS IS CORRECT and without a shadow of a doubt being recognised by Lord Dorje Shugden Himself. This is all possible by growing of Dharma. All the prayers that Rinpoche made in the video is music to Lord Dorje Shugden’s ears. Classic video!

  42. Wylfred Ng on Jun 27, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    谢谢曹铭光分享了这个珍贵的视频。

    在2015年, 我有幸可以在克切拉禅修林现场见到多杰雄登降神仪式。当时上师詹杜固仁波切与多杰雄登见面说话的时候还是历历在目。 那份感动真的是笔墨所无法形容的。 虽然上师与多杰雄登是以藏文沟通,不过都可以感觉到上师所有的祈愿都是为了弘扬佛法。

    第一次看到这个视频的感觉给我的感动是一样的, 上师都是为了弘扬佛法向多杰雄登祈愿, 愿佛法可以传遍十方世界。

    谢谢

  43. Uncle Eddie on Jun 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    In Tibet, the Dorje Shugden and basic oracles, whether formless, mundane or enlightened, that entered into the men and women, who act as mediums are said to play an important part in religion and the government for centuries. Even today, our Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile, consult Nechung, the government of Tibet oracle; so are the Gadong and Temang oracles for their official state matters/consultations. Before the ban, Dorje Shugden was one of the most trusted dieties that was specially consulted via an oracle monk. Dorje Shugden is widely regarded as a wrathful form of the Bodhisattva Manjushri, and it is a diety that H.E. The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche always had a close and special connection with. Hence, for Dorje Shugden’s practitioners who decided to follow through with the Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden Ban, cannot ignore the contradictions and implications of upholding the Ban. Neither can they be swayed by the high status of the Dalai Lama, nor can they just simply override the instructions and samaya, that one has with one’s Lama. Maintaining one’s samaya that one has with one’s Lama is of the most paramount importance in one’s spiritual practice and said to be the utmost priority and underlining reason to gain spiritual attainments. This would certainly invite lynch mobs’ threats of physical violence. But, whatever the price is, if one would be able to keep maintaining one’s samaya, one is thus the deserving one to gain one’s attainaments! Om Benza Wiki Bitana Zoha.

  44. Pastor Han Nee on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this most moving post that establishes without the shadow of a doubt that this especially close relationship between Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden, and Tsem Rinpoche is a bond of two supreme enlightened beings forged on the strength of their compassion to ensure that the Dharma of Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage,so necessary for this age, will not be lost, but will be preserved for the benefit of all beings.

    My eyes welled with tears to see the way Dorje Shugden embraced Tsem Rinpoche so tightly, when Dorje Shugden came,as an oracle-monk and later an oracle-in-training spontaneously took trance.This close bond between deity and lama reflects Rinpoche’s clean samaya (teacher-disciple relationship) and supreme intention to spread the Dharma.

    More moving than any experience I have ever known is that of witnessing and hearing our most compassionate Rinpoche making a plea to Dorje Shugden that his prayers and aspirations for the Dharma to grow and spread and for him to be able to teach and spread the Dharma to as many as possible be fulfilled as life is short.

  45. Carmen Koo on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:02 am

    To hear Rinpoche’s aspirations, and wishes in the full length video brings tears to my eyes. This trance took place in 2009, and now, in 2016, I see the fruits of Rinpoche’s hard works, aspirations, motivations and vision manifesting in front of my eyes. With effort, hardwork, trust, sincerity, harmony, devotion, commitment, overcoming ego, laziness etc, all of Rinpoche’s vision in protecting, preserving and spreading the lineage of the incomparable sage Lama Tsongkhapa will manifest, and the great institution as Rinpoche envisioned is unfolding in the form of Kechara Forest Retreat. Everything that Kechara is blessed to have is due to the blessings of Dorje Shugden, and the tremendous hard work of Rinpoche. There is no doubt in that, after watching this video.

    The relationship between Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche is unlike any other relationship I have seen in person, or in other trances on video between most other monks and Dorje Shugden. The relationship between Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche is filled with reverence, love, tenderness, and a sense of familiarity that goes beyond the constraints of time. Dharma protectors are most happy when one practices guru devotion, holds their vows, and spreads the lineage far and wide because it ultimately benefits sentient beings, and this is evident in Rinpoche’s works and results and further highlighted by Dorje Shugden’s delight with Rinpoche. Watching this is like the coming of old friends who work together to bring salvage to people like me.

    Thank you for sharing this private, sacred, and highly blessed video. It shows Rinpoche’s attainments is beyond ordinary too. I am extremely lucky to be practicing the Dharma under Rinpoche’s guidance, and able to work in the Dharma in this life, that gives supreme meaning to my life.

    Carmen

    • Martin on Jun 27, 2016 at 4:17 am

      Dear Carmen,

      What you wrote is accurate and precise and that makes your comment unmistakably powerful.

      Powerful because to finally understand who our Guru is, and how Dorje Shugden always finds a way to fulfil our Guru’s prayers for his students and all sentient beings, then perhaps we may all work on our minds with less reluctance.

      Tsem Rinpoche’s prayers to Dorje Shugden were all for the spread of Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage. And we how earnestly Rinpoche supplicates Dorje Shugden over and over again, through the years and via different oracles but always the same message. Today we see the fulfilment of ‘TKL’ in the form of Kechara Forest Retreat.

      We see too, the nature of Dorje Shugden. In the ‘Lhasa hotel’ segment of the video, we hear the Protector speak via the Sera Oracle, and to which our Lama replied, ” I will do as you say”.

      What Dorje Shugden had asked of Rinpoche was:

      1] Your main work is to support all sentient beings
      2] If you do this, then all your works are in support of the Dharma
      3] I also promise / agree to protect the Dharma

      I have watched and listen to this exchange countless times and each time I am moved by the compassion of my Lama and my Protector – each inseparable from the other.

      It must have taken countless aeons of merits for us to be alive, to not only bear witness to this alliance of divine purpose but also be the recipients of such precious blessings.

  46. Lew on Jun 27, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Thank you Martin for posting this rare footage of encounters between Dorje Shugden oracles and our guru Tsem Rinpoche.

    I had the merits to witness two encounters of Dorje Shugden took trance in front of Tsem Rinpoche, and the oracle was quite calm in these two cases. However, what I saw in this video, the oracle was very excited, almost like jumping up and down, and hugging Rinpoche. It is as if a child very happy to see his parent.

    Tsem Rinpoche’s prayer and request from Dorje Shugden (through oracles) are always consistent, which is request Dorje Shugden’s help to build institution to spread Buddha’s teaching. It has never been for personal interest. It shows again these high lamas are consistently looking after the well being of all sentient beings.

    May be the tradition of oracles be kept well. May people respect the tradition of oracles. May enlightened and divine being like Dorje Shugden take trance more often in Kechara Forest Retreat to benefit even more people. May we keep our samaya with our guru clean so that we can uphold the lineage well.

  47. Shane Jayasuriya on Jun 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Dear Rinpoche ,

    Thank you so much for sharing this very blissful article, Its really brought tears to my eyes when i watching oracle got trance Dorje shugden front of Rinpoche in hotel room and feelings of blessings , care,love of Dorje shugden and Rinpoche was so much present around me when I was watching the video. _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

  48. nicholas on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    This is definitely an obvious sign of Rinpoche’s clean samaya and sincerity in Dharma. How Dorje Shugden keep paying respect through the oracle to Rinpoche during the trip shows the close relationship between Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche as a high Lama and Dorje Shugden requested Rinpoche to bless the oracle’s channel also shows Rinpoche attainments. These are proven evidence of Rinpoche’s quality and is a great example and reminder for all of us to have great devotion and go all the way with our dharma practice through our Lama that tirelessly nurture us through his compassion.

  49. Choong on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Having experienced a tiny bit of Dorje Shugden’s vast compassionate actions and abilities, I’m not really gobsmacked by this but then again I am!

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    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 06:42 PM
    According to the Buddhist teachings, we all have a unique blend of karma that determines where we are born, the circumstances of our birth and the quality of our life. Naturally, this is due to the actions that we performed in previous lives. Karma also dictates our characteristics and traits that determine how we act throughout our lives, which in turn leads to certain outcomes in this life and a determination of where we will take rebirth in the future.

    Karma, however, is not set in stone. We can change our circumstances through our own efforts – purification of karma and accumulation of merit. Tibetan astrology, based on these Buddhist principles, provides us the methods to ensure success in this life and a good rebirth in the future. Tibetan astrology can also predict what will happen to us in this life and our next rebirth based on the time of our birth.

    Discover your traits according to the Mewa, or Magical Square system of Tibetan astrology below, and find out how to purify your negative karma to improve your life!

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  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 05:24 PM
    Very interesting:


    Radin explained in his book: “For a Western-trained academic, the mere existence of, say, telepathy would be considered supernormal and thus wildly extraordinary. But for an experienced yogi, it’s just a boringly normal minor siddhi [a Sanskrit term for a meditation attainment, or power]. A skeptical scientist, not having the benefit of thousands of hours of practice in yoga and meditation, would require repeatable, rigorously obtained experimental data showing odds against chance of a gazillion to one. The yogi merely requires his own experience.”


    Very interesting read: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2157904-supernormal-abilities-developed-through-meditation-dr-dean-radin-discusses/?sidebar=morein
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:45 PM
    Its indeed a beautiful place …..away from the city hectic life to visit and could stay over night too.Just to get away from work to relax ,get some fresh air ,do meditation and so forth .At Kechara Forest RetreatI,Bentong is where the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world situated and we can receive blessing,make offering to the Buddhas as well as enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful gardens.I have recomended my friends and relatives to visit such a beautiful place at Bentong.
    Thank you Paul Yap for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:15 PM
    Well…all pendants are beautifully designed,hand crafted to match each and every sacred images on it to suit all occasion for the wearer.I can see a lot of hard work for those involed in desgning and making of it.
    All pendants are very unique, modern, timeless and also sacred ,thats all i could describe it.Hope more people will be wearing these beautiful pendants to get connected with the Buddhas.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and Kechara’s Louise Lee for creating Dharma art in in the form of jewelry
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/timeless-and-sacred.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:41 PM
    This Mahasiddha is Kukkuripa (the dog lover). He loved dogs so much. When he meditated in the cave he had his doggie with him. She had kept him company for years in his cave. They shared bedding, food, water and company. When he gained high attainments, the Dakinis came to take him to Kechara Paradise. He was hesitant to go but the Dakinis insisted and he went with them.

    He arrived at Kechara (Paradise/Buddha abode of Heruka and Vajra Yogini) and enjoyed teachings and feasts up there and they asked him to stay longer if not forever…. But he kept thinking about his doggie left alone in the cave. He felt guilty and missed her. Kukkuripa would use his psychic powers to see his poor doggie alone and hungry waiting for him at the cave while enjoying the attention of the Dakinis and feasts. The cave was dark and had no food. The doggie had to go out and find small tiny scraps of food and was getting skinny. Kukkuripa saw this and it pained him. Worried she was not getting enough food. He use to share the offerings of food he would get from people with her. Doggie and him would delightfully eat the food together. Kukkuripa had no attachments to ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ in regards to sharing food with his dog. He had overcome this in his meditations. In ancient India, people would not co-habitate with a dog. It was considered unclean and filthy, but Kukkuripa had cast away those notions and loved his dog as she loved him. But he felt guilty to leave her alone while he was ‘enjoying’ himself in Kechara and could not stop thinking about his beloved dirty smelly dog in his cave alone…so he left Kechara Paradise and all it’s ‘delights’ for his doggie. He couldn’t abandon her. The Dakinis implored him to stay, but he was firm to return. The Dakinis said you will give up this paradise here for a mere dog???!! You can advance further in your meditations if you stay in Kechara and then help the dog later they attempted to persuade him. But Kukkuripa would not stay, he was loyal to his little dog as she had kept him company for many years in the lonely dark cave. She was loyal to him and how can he abandon her now. He couldn’t and he wouldn’t listen to the Dakinis. He left to join doggie. He never forget her companionship and loyalty. All the wonderful things in Kechara could not tempt him against his loyal friend the little doggie. He left everything for her.

    So he finally left Kechara to the Dakinis dismay and went back to his cave to be with his dog so she won’t be alone. Doggie was delighted to see her master and wagged her tail so much!! She licked him and he hugged her! She was skinnier for not eating well these few days he noticed. He fed her and hugged her and loved his doggie…He went back to his routine of meditation, receiving food offerings and sharing his food with doggie. They were happy together. One day, when he was scratching her in her favorite place and she licked him so his eyes were closed, when he opened his eyes she had suddenly turned into a Dakini shimmering with lights! The brilliance of the lights lit up the whole cave in front of Kukkuripa!! Kukkuripa was astonished to behold the splendourous lady in front of him! Of course this Dakini must be the Queen Herself he realized, as Vajra Yogini which was Kukkuripa’s main Yidam he had meditated on her for years in the cave. And She said to Kukkuripa, “Well done, you gave up paradise to be with just a dog..it shows you have given up attachements and projections of pleasant and unpleasant, now your Dakini will give you the final paradise (enlightenment)!”

    Kukkuripa attained full enlightenment blessed by Vajra Yogini by releasing the final subtle attachment to the non-existent self! After enlightenment his fame and name grew and many came to see him and he gave teachings to countless and benefitted many before he finally ascended to Kechara the second and final time. He was forever known as Kukkuripa the dog lover.

    I love him so much!!! This is one of my favorite Mahasiddhas along with Badrapa, Shantideva, Ghantapa and a few others. I wanted to share this story with you. I wanted you to know that there are many great true stories like this one about Kukkuripa that are true and can be applied to our lives. To inspire us.

    Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:29 PM
    The great and illustrious master Sonam Tsemo at the end of his life was described by an old woman who witnessed Sonam Tsemo depart. Standing on a rock at the holy spring near Sakya area known as Chumik Dzingka, his body ascended gracefully into the sky, still holding his dog. He loved his dog very much. Even today the footprints of Loppon Sonam Tsemo and the dog can be clearly seen in the rock, left for the benefit of living beings as a field from which to accumulate merit. It is a sign of a holy being when they can leave their footprints in stone for future generations to witness and make offerings on that spot to collect merits. This holy site was decorated by the great master Mantradhara Ngawang Kunga Rinchen later on. Other accounts say that he ascended from Gorum Library near Chumik Dzingka spring. A stupa containing his holy relics was erected there. Sonam Tsemo was a powerful practitioner of the Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini and at the end of his short life he ascended with his very body to Kechara paradise. He was 40 years old. Kechara is the sanksrit name of the special abode of Vajra Yogini. Those who practice Vajra Yogini to the highest level can ascend her paradise with their very bodies. Sonam Tsemo the great master of sutra and tantra was seen by an old woman flying off holding his beloved dog to ascend Kechara paradise. No one every found his body and his room was empty.
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:27 PM
    Congratulations to Mitra for his first dharma teaching in Nepali to the expats. So glad that Dorje Shugden practise can reach out to many in various languages and to different people. Mitra has done a good job in introducing Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and guided them on the benefit and iconography of Dorje Shugden.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and Dorje Shugden practise continue to grow and benefit more people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 04:15 PM
    Very clear explanation of what is Vajrayogini’s left foot stepping on. Each time when i have a look at the beautiful statue of Vajrayogini this question will comes back to me. i am glad came across these blog by chance, i saw and read to understand better.A clear explanation ..stampling left and right foot significant of desire ,hatred and ignorance that cause us to be in samsara and she she able to control.Vajrayogni’s practices is so powerful in heliping us and that is the reason Rinpoche always ask us to start now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these short explanation in the video and the interesting story of Mahadeva.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/facebook-question-what-is-vajra-yoginis-left-foot-stepping-on.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:44 PM
    Rejoice to all the families who had setup a Buddhist altar at home and conducted a house blessing puja. There are diverse benefits of conducting the house blessing puja, which ranges from bringing well-being on all levels – in one’s health, relationships, business, and family – to purifying the home. The puja ceremonies will purify the environment which helps the people who live there and people who are visiting there to experience general well-being. The puja can be personalised based on the request or need of the individual. Thank you for sharing with us the many photos of the beautiful altar of these families, it is very heartwarming to know that they will always be blessed by the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-amazing-house-blessings-by-kechara-pastors.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:24 PM
    Thank you for sharing this mindfully planned itinerary for everyone who is interested in visiting Kechara Forest Retreat. Kechara Forest Retreat has different facets that showcase different elements of spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism in this wholesale venue. One can enjoy the flora and fauna of Mother Nature, or embrace the contemporary architectures that feature many magnificent Buddha statues and authentic Himalayan decorations. Not forgetting to mention, in Kechara Forest Retreat sits the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world! This is a holy place we must never miss to pay homage for blessings from the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 01:07 PM
    金泽“财王”护法殿

    在禅修林的入口处的左边有一间小佛堂,是全天候二十四小时开放给大众的。这间佛堂的一砖一瓦都是由不同善心人士捐增的。也因为他们过后发了一笔小财,所以在大马文东,金泽护法一般被简称为“财王“。

    根据佛陀教诲,五蕴是组成众生的五个方面,分别是色、受、想、行、识。证悟者如多杰雄登能将五蕴分别化现成不同的本尊。金泽是多杰雄登“受”蕴的化现,作用是协助我们增长世俗和修行上的财富。“受”蕴是我们对愉悦或不悦感受的认知。我们执着于愉悦,避免不悦,而这正是导致我们受困和造下各种业,继而产生痛苦的因(此段原文: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102x1n6.html)

    来到这里,我们首先要上香。做生意的朋友可要趁此机会拜拜,供养一个大的莲花蜡烛,上三根大香,祈求今年一帆风顺哦。

    摘自“GO BENTONG!与菩萨有约”
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120808
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 11:02 PM
    Can’t imagine that a priest actually stabbed Pope John Paul. How can he do this when he as a priest is suppose to be compassion and love everyone but kill the religion leader. he should remember that he carries the name priest and hence must show good example and behaviour to others but instead took another person’s life.

    I respected Pope John who continued his trip even though he was injured. That shows the determination he had to teach so it can benefit others. Always put others first more than our own needs.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/pope-john-paul-stabbed-by-priest.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 08:13 PM
    It is admirable for Sine Lindholm & Mads Ulrik Husum to place their design as open source for everyone to download and copy to manufacture. This shows how farsighted they are in propelling self-sustainability. The first step is always the hardest, and I believe what Sine and Mads had done is towards the right direction. In this way, people from all the around the world who genuinely are passionate and interested in growing own vegetables will be able to start on their own. Without needing to rely on middleman or manufacturer who might end up making the brilliant idea a commercial white elephant. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 10:05 PM
    Many companies especially in overseas are very considerate and allow their employees to bring their dogs to work. I personally think that this is a very good practice where the employees no longer have to worry about leaving pets at home alone. The work environments that cultivate loving kindness, caring and compassion create a much more positive and productive place to work. Besides, it may influence everyone especially those who do not have pet to be more kind to the animals.

    Nevertheless, the employer and employees may have to work together to maintain the safe and cleanliness work place such as reduce odour, provide clean air and many others.

    Thank you for this interesting article as a reminder to us to love and be kind to animals no matter where we are.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/inside-the-worlds-most-dog-friendly-office.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 07:06 PM
    Superb idea and very creative. Home farming in the cities ! Appreciate all the hardwork and ideas to produce Growroom. It’s just like putting a big puzzle and making the whole process so much easier to plant in cities where we always have limited spaces.

    We should support more people to come up with such ideas so we can eat our own food and cultivate self sustainability.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html

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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
yesterday
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
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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
yesterday
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
yesterday
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 week 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
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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.
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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
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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!
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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!
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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
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
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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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
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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
3 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
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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
3 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
4 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
4 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
4 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
4 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
5 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
5 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
6 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
6 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
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  • March 28, 2017 09:11
    Lia asked: If the ushnisha is actually supposed to be a bump, then do we change the visualization of the top knot and replace it with a bump covered in hair or do we keep the ushnisha as the thangkas show?
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  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your question, it is good to see you back and asking more questions. Yes you are right, there are differences in the tunes and chants between the lineages. The differences can vary significantly between the traditions, for example the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is known for its extremely deep throat singing which is very powerful and is characterised by a low, booming voice, in contrast to the other traditions. Even within a particular tradition, there can be slight variations as to the manner in which the chants and tunes are performed. For example those monasteries are which are affiliated with Gyume will have one way of throat singing, where those affiliated with Gyuto will have another. As far as I am aware there is no professional sheet music for the rituals, most probably because the music is actually an integral part of the ritual itself. Therefore the music, tunes, and chants are all taught at the same time the ritual and prayers are. The tunes, and use of the instruments all have specific meanings, because they are considered to be offerings to the deities in the form of sound. The monasteries would not have copies of sheet music either, because sheet music is western practice. The use of ritual music within Tibetan Buddhism is more of one based on memory. In the Kechara organisation, the puja team was trained in such ritual instruments at the same time they learnt the particular ritual from monks from the monastery, such as the puja of Dorje Shugden. From what I saw of the training, the musical tunes, and use of instruments was not written down but taught experientially at the same time as the chanting. I have not come across any other instruments being used in pujas apart from the traditional ritual instruments, because even the instruments themselves have a specific meaning. That is not say that school instruments cannot be used. This is because, as long as the offering is sincere, the Buddhas and enlightened deities will accept it, and in turn you will generate great amounts of merit. Offerings should be made to the best of our ability, therefore if you do not have access to the ritual instruments, or do not know how to play them, but you know how to play other instruments, and use these instruments as offerings to the Buddhas during pujas, the amount of merit you generate will be the same. This is because you are sincere with your offering. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
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