Racism Against Tibetans in America

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As a child, I experienced a lot of racism growing up in Howell, New Jersey. In school, I was called a “chink” very frequently and bullied for my race. I wasn’t bullied for many other things, but only for my race. As I grew older and taller, the bullying stopped but now as a grown up, I am still discriminated against. But this time, the discrimination is for my religion which is my Dorje Shugden faith. And the other difference is that this time, the discrimination comes from my own Tibetan people and the leadership which is the Tibetan people.

Growing up in Howell, New Jersey in the 1970s, I was discriminated against for the colour of my skin and for being Asian.

Growing up in Howell, New Jersey in the 1970s, I was discriminated against for the colour of my skin and for being Asian.

So when I was sent the article below today by one of my friends, I was not surprised because from my experience growing up in America, I know many people have experienced and continue to experience racism just because of something they cannot change which is their ethnicity and skin colour. So while I was not happy to read what Tenzin has experienced, sad to say but now he knows what it feels like as a Tibetan to be called something derogatory because of who you are.

This is something that myself and many others as a Dorje Shugden practitioner have experienced for the last 20 years. I am a Dorje Shugden practitioner, that is who I am and for two decades, I have suffered vulgarities, insults and threats as a result of my faith which I committed to before the ban started. My faith is therefore something I cannot change due to my tantric commitments and the promise I made to my guru.

Not only am I a Dorje Shugden practitioner, but my father also relied on Dorje Shugden. And in fact, many years ago, he gave me a Dorje Shugden wealth vase that was blessed by the great Mongolian lama Guru Deva Rinpoche. So my father was a devotee of this holy Protector too, and he also wanted me to be connected with Dorje Shugden and believed the practice would benefit me.

Tenzin says in his interview that the discrimination is different because it is sanctioned by those in power. He speaks about the fear he experiences for his family’s safety. Tenzin’s words can easily be applied to the situation faced by Dorje Shugden practitioners. As a result of their faith, Shugden practitioners have lived under a dark cloud of uncertainty and fear for 20 years. Their images are put up throughout Tibetan settlements so they can have hatred and violence directed against them. They are banned from schools, shops, hospitals, restaurants as a result of their faith; their children are bullied in and removed from schools, and parents who practise are shut out from employment within the Tibetan civil service. Even the leader of the Tibetan people, His Holiness the Dalai Lama refuses to meet with Dorje Shugden practitioners.

It is my prayer that everyone, Tibetan or otherwise, never has to suffer any kind of discrimination, whether it is on the basis of their race, gender, age, faith or economic background. And especially for Dorje Shugden practitioners, may the discrimination against them end soon.

It is my prayer that everyone, Tibetan or otherwise, never has to suffer any kind of discrimination, whether it is on the basis of their race, gender, age, faith or economic background. And especially for Dorje Shugden practitioners, may the discrimination against them end soon.

So I pray that Tibetans who have racist taunts directed at them meditate on this, and develop compassion for Dorje Shugden practitioners and the fear they have had to live with for two decades. No one should have to experience violent behaviour that is based on discrimination, whether it is because of their race, skin colour, economic background, education and their faith. Certainly I don’t wish Tenzin’s experiences on anyone. So please read the article below and listen to the interview snippets carefully. Take out Tenzin’s name and experience, and think about how it can apply to Dorje Shugden practitioners. It is my hope that through this, more Tibetans will know what it feels like to be segregated against because of who you are, because that is exactly how Dorje Shugden people feel.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Harassed, afraid, a North Country immigrant fights back with love

by Zach Hirsch (Plattsburgh Correspondent), in Plattsburgh, NY

Source: http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/32951/20161117/harassed-afraid-a-north-country-immigrant-fights-back-with-love

Nov 17, 2016 — Tenzin Dorjee did everything he was supposed to do and more. He became naturalized as a U.S. citizen six years ago. He co-owns the Himalaya Restaurant in Plattsburgh, which now has a second location. Each year, he helps organize a festival that brings in musicians and artists from across the country and overseas.

Tenzin Dorjee, one of the owners of the Himalaya Restaurant in Plattsburgh, was repeatedly harassed in the days after the presidential election. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Tenzin Dorjee, one of the owners of the Himalaya Restaurant in Plattsburgh, was repeatedly harassed in the days after the presidential election. Photo: Zach Hirsch

He’s put in hundreds of hours building the city’s cultural diversity. Lately, something else is consuming his energy: fear.

Since Election Day, there has been a wave of hate directed at minority groups across the U.S. Intimidation. Harassment. Swastikas. The Southern Poverty Law Center counted over 400 such incidents in the week after the election.

After being repeatedly harassed himself, Dorjee is struggling to make sense of this moment, and trying to figure out how to fight back.

Dorjee grew up in Bhutan. Over the years he’s been singled out a few times in Plattsburgh, but it was just “minor stuff. They trash all my flowerpots and stuff,” he said. “This feels very different.”

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It was Wednesday of last week, the day after Donald Trump was elected. Dorjee was walking into Walmart when he ran into two men wearing camouflage jackets. “It was a couple of guys standing next to a couple of trucks. And that’s when they say, ‘Hey chink, get the f— out of my country. Go back to where you came from.’ And I just smiled at them.”

Yangchen Dorjee (left), Tenzin's wife and co-owner of the Himalaya Restaurant, sang with Tibetan musician Tamding Tsetsan at the 2015 festival. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Yangchen Dorjee (left), Tenzin’s wife and co-owner of the Himalaya Restaurant, sang with Tibetan musician Tamding Tsetsan at the 2015 festival. Photo: Zach Hirsch

He sighed. “Then it happened again.”Just a few steps away, two other people used the same racial slur. “I felt very uncomfortable, unsafe,” Dorjee said, and he never made it into Walmart. “I just turned around and went back home.”

Then, a couple of days later, he was out running errands when two older men in a car cut him off on purpose, he said, and flashed him the middle finger. The fact that they were elderly people broke his heart. “That was something that I wasn’t expecting.”

Dorjee is culturally Tibetan, and his family came to the U.S. to escape persecution from the Chinese government. Once, he said, Chinese officials caught up with them in India, and he was beaten so badly it took him three weeks to recover.

He came here to get away from all that. And for the most part, the North Country has embraced the Dorjees. They’re well liked and widely respected for organizing the annual Tibetan arts and culture festival. In 2015, local artists built a permanent mandala tile mural into the side of a building downtown to honor Tibetan traditions. At the unveiling, Dorjee smiled and appeared to be overwhelmed. He told the crowd that Plattsburgh is full of honorary Tibetans.

Dorjee speaking at the unveiling of the Mountain Lake Mandala. Photo provided by Mountain Lake PBS

Dorjee speaking at the unveiling of the Mountain Lake Mandala. Photo provided by Mountain Lake PBS

Dorjee with his family. Photo provided by Dorjee

Dorjee with his family. Photo provided by Dorjee

“I’ve always been asked this question of ‘how many Tibetan families are there in Plattsburgh?’ And I’ve always said plenty. And this goes to prove that whatever I said about my family in Plattsburgh is correct…The hearts that I have here are Tibetan,” he says in Arts in Exile, a Mountain Lake PBS documentary about the festival.

Now, Dorjee is frightened for his family’s safety. On Facebook he wrote a long, emotional post, which said in part,

“As fear overtakes me for the protection of my family and myself I am now joining the group that believes in right to own firearms.”

He continued, “It is a sad decision for me as I believe in compassion but as a family man and human I have faults and it has driven me to the conclusion that a weapon of destruction is my only safeguard against the hate that has been directed against the color of my skin and political beliefs.”

Dorjee is a practicing Buddhist. Being peaceful is a huge part of his religion and identity. But he felt like he didn’t have any other options. He planned to buy a shotgun for the house, and get a license for a concealed carry pistol.

It was a dark, low moment, Dorjee said. Then he heard from friends, and he slept on it.

“I got around to thinking, and then my community members, of course they’ve been very supportive on my Facebook, and then I’ve had community members come up to me and say ‘Tenzin, we are behind you all the way.’ And when I look at that kind of support, then I do not feel the need to bear any kind of firearms, because that is my firearm.”

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Instead of guns, he’s buying a new security camera. He’s also hoping to help organize a forum about racism and xenophobia. Leaders from the city and town said they think that’s a great idea.

In the meantime, people are on edge. Recently, a rumor ran around SUNY Plattsburgh about the KKK. University Police sent an email reassuring students that they’ve looked into it and there is no evidence of KKK activity in the area.

On Monday, Dorjee’s car was vandalized while it was parked outside of his house. He’s not sure if it’s a racial thing, but he thinks so, since it’s never happened before in the nine years he’s lived here.

Dorjee plans to fight back with compassion. In a Facebook post about the car, he wrote, “Bring it on. Your hate is not going to change me into you.”

The finished Mountain Lake Mandala in downtown Plattsburgh, which stands as a permanent tribute to Tibetan culture. Photo: Zach Hirsch

The finished Mountain Lake Mandala in downtown Plattsburgh, which stands as a permanent tribute to Tibetan culture. Photo: Zach Hirsch

 

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 2:55 am

    For longest time, people who have been misled have wrongly accused Dorje Shugden practitioners and have hated blindly without understanding the real issue. Therefore it is very refreshing to see this comment by Suzy in Rinpoche’s YouTube channel [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s] in which she eloquently expressed how her mind shifted about Dorje Shugden after learning more about the Protector.

    Suzy

  2. wan wai meng on Jan 5, 2017 at 12:46 am

    I honestly do not think Donal Trump is pushing the race, or purity agenda, Donald Trump is always looking for business and jobs for Americans first, everything else secondary. Still I feel sorry that he and his family are under duress.

    With regards to Dorje Shudgen people, it is an institutional persecution all the way from the top. There are so much evidence that shows, how many practitioners, monks and lamas have been harmed by the Dorje Shugden ban.

  3. Justin Cheah on Nov 23, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Discrimination is nothing new actually and it is more apparent these days as more people are aware of it. We are now living in the modern world and this should not be happening especially in US where it is one of the main advocacy for human rights. Somehow rather, Asians and Africans are more likely to suffer from this. What Dorjee is going through so far is something certainly caught everyone by surprise given by the latest outcome of the presidential election. This is time where Tibetans realise there are one group of not only Tibetans are suffering from currently. It is the discrimination against Dorje Shugden and it’s practitioners. Every known practitioners were subject to abusive messages hurled at them and especially Tsem Rinpoche where his FB and Twitter accounts were attacked daily. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to say Karma strikes back to the Tibetans who discriminated Dorje Shugden practitioners but now at least some of them will understand how it feels to be one being discriminated like how their compatriots who chose to honour their commitments to their gurus by holding onto the practice and be firm with it. We live in this world today knowing that things are no longer can be just pushed into us without proper analysis and people have to realise there are always people who will think differently from you and we should respect that. Being born in a race that is so called lower in the caste or monority doesn’t mean they will have to suffer demeanour.

  4. Shelly tai on Nov 23, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Discrimination again any religion or race are not supposing happen in this modern era where people are more well educated is very frustrating to know that discrimination do happen in country like U.S by the people there should more civilize I really hope this kind of discrimination can end soon especially on discrimination for people who practice their faith and religion which are happen all around the world we need to practice with freedom and without fear everyone want peace .

  5. Tan Soon Huat on Nov 20, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this article. I feel sad on the pitiful experience by Dorjee. There is nothing we can change to make the discrimator feels better; we are born with the skin color. Same things for Dorje Shugden practitioners; we can not give up our practice as it is given by our Guru. We need to hold the commitmennt no matter what happen even given up our life like Methar.

    I think Dorje Shugden practitioners suffered even more that fear experienced by Dorjee. They are helpless, some of them even tortured to dead. Their family are facing society pressure such as hospital does not give treatment to them, school does not want to accept their children etc. Who is going to help them? Yes, you may say their practice harm your Guru, H.H.Dalai Lama but H.H.Dalai Lama has announced that the practice of Dorje Shugden does not harm him at all. Please stop using the excuse to harm anybody to fulfill your selfish desire. It is not Buddhism and in fact you are stopping the Dharma Wheel turning. Nobody will join the violent religion for peaceful purpose.

    Hope it all will stop very soon. No more violent and harming to those innocent harmless person.

  6. Julia Tan on Nov 20, 2016 at 1:00 am

    My heart goes to Dorjee after reading this article. He reminded me the Dorje Shugden ban that caused recrimination among Tibetans. No matter who you are, where you come from, how different our religions or belief, we should not allow discrimination to happen.

    Why choose to discriminate if we can live harmoniously together. Non of the religions in the worlds teaches us to discriminate. If we are being taught to love even animals, why can’t we love each other. Why create so much of hatrads, fear and sufferings due to personal benefits. Why choose to hate while you can forgive, accept and be nice to each other.

    Please do not forget about what happened during world war 1 and 2. Why hate? Because you blame others of ruing your life? If you can choose to be responsible of your life, of what you did, of your failure or mistakes, then there’s no hate hence there would not be discrimination among people. Then world peace is near.

  7. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Nov 19, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    I am deeply saddened after knowing the discrimination and racism faced by Tenzin and his family in US after the US election day. I believe there are many more Tibetan families staying in US in order to escape persecution from the Chinese government. I hope the newly elected US government will take counter measures to improve the racism and discrimination situation in US as there is no benefit for everyone if the racism and discrimination continue to be amplified to a higher level.

    Similarly, the discrimination is also happening to all the Dorje Shugden’s practitioners in India where Dorje Shugden’s practitioners receive unfair treatment and being abused just because of different belief in religion. I personally do not see if there is any benefit for someone to put down other’s religion and practice as discrimination, abusive words, vulgarity and baseless accusations cannot help anyone to gain any worldly achievement and spiritual progress as well.

    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing out the awareness of racism that is happening in US and the discrimination and injustice faced by many Dorje Shugden’s practitioners. It is our responsibility to share the Dharma teachings to others, especially for those who launch the attack to others because of different belief, different religion, different races or simply because of prejudice. May our world become a better place to live with peace and harmony.

  8. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 19, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Tenzin Dorjee together with other minorities in the US , are now facing the back lash of a wave of racism and hate – sometimes expressed in violence and at other times in biting insults and derogatory remarks – hurled at them.This wave has swept across the North Country in the aftermath of the presidential elections. Tenzin Dorjee says it’s scary because racial attacks appear to be sanctioned by “those in power”. He fears for his life and he fears for the safety of hs family. At one stage, he was even driven to the point of wanting to own a firearm for protection!

    While he is experiencing such tremendous fear and threat to his life from being discriminated against and persecuted because of strong negative racist sentiments, perhaps , he and other fellow Tibetans in the same boat, should pause and contemplate ,for a moment, and empathize with others, who are being discriminated from within their own race. Tenzin and others should spare a thought for Shugden practitioners, including high Lamas, who have been discriminated against and persecuted and threatened for 20 years. Schools are barred to their children; they cannot seek treatment from hospitals and they have been barred from posts in the civil service.

    There are many, including my Guru, who have been unjustifibly insulted and threatened just because they practice a practice given to them by their root Gurus . Just as there is no justification for racial discrimination, so too is there no justification for discrimination against individuals who choose to honor and keep their faith and belief.

    I echo my Guru in asking for all authorities concerned and those in power to stop practicing any form of discrimination; for no form of discrimination is ever justifiable or lawful. Instead, it continues to bring much harm and suffering. May peaceful negotiations take place soon to resolve the pressing issues of discrimination.

  9. Vinnie Tan on Nov 19, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    It is really sad to see that even in modern times like that, discrimination is still ongoing for even countries like the US. It is also stronger now with the new presidency direction.

    However, what is on for Tenzin now is nothing compared to what Dorje Shugden practitioners are going through. The kind of pain and fear they have lived in decades. They have no one to go to as well because even their own government is out to get them.

    For cases like Tenzin’s they have support groups that they can go to for help. But, what about the Dorje Shugden practitioners? When the ban just started, they had nowhere to go and where ever they go they are being spat at. Even for the basic needs, they had problems getting them due to the kind of discrimination that was against them.

    I hope that with what is going on for some of the racial groups in the US now, they will be able to understand how Dorje Shugden practitioners feel. Especially for the Tibetans that are there now.

  10. Uncle Eddie on Nov 19, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    It is so unfortunate that Tenzin Dorje, who has to escape from Tibet, China, to be made a scapegoat of this western racism and Xenophobia. Racists are the sufferers of Sadism, who enjoy imposing all forms of cruelty to others for their enjoyment and pleasures. It is not therefore surprising that Tenzin and his family suffered terrible mental and physical tortures at the hands of these sick people, whenever and wherever the Tenzins happened to meet any of them. It is the same as what Rinpoche had experienced in his young life! Till this day, this hatred and discrimination suffered by them still follow. Of course, in the case of Rinpoche, he was being discriminated for deep devoted faith in Dorje Shugden, the great Protector, by the Tibetan Leadership and its group of anti-worshippers of Dorje Shugden. Irrespective of whether Tibetans or not, it is also the hope of all sentient beings not to be made to feel segregated against who you are, or whether you are a worshipper of Dorje Shugden. This is both the respected birthright and spiritual liberty of all beings, including animals! It is said that, “Buddhism is a religion that requires extensive practices as well. Faith alone is not sufficient. Many man-made disaters could have been averted, but for a failure to implement the basic human values of kindness and consideration for other’s freedom of worship! May the fervent hope and wish of our Rinpoche in all his prayers come true for the benefit of all sentient beings. Om Benza Wiki Bittana Soha.

  11. Lin Mun on Nov 19, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    It is very sad that discrimination on minority still continue to exist in a democratic country and this this is in fact right after election. It is already very tough for Tibetan to leave their home country and now being harassed and to live in fear daily in US.

    I agree with Dorjee method to fight back using compassion instead of getting a gun which will instil more violent. Hope his forum about racism and xenophobia will bring great success and create awareness to the people in Plattsburg and others.

    Nonetheless, the discrimination experience by Dorjee is the same to those Dorje Shugden practitioners. The Tibetan in power will abuse and put stress on them with baseless allegation. All these because the one in power would want to defend for their own agenda. Dorje Shugden practitioners also have to live in fear and being discriminate and segregate from entering public places including getting medical help. Why create so much suffering to the people?

    I hope the ban on Shugden will end and the authority will promote peace and harmony among the people and country

  12. Sarah on Nov 19, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    It’s tough already to be a refugee in a foreign country. Although Dorjee has become a U.S. citizen, he will always feel he’s a foreigner because of the discrimination against him. It’s good he has decided not to buy a gun for protection. I support his approach which is to organise a forum to highlight the plight of people like him, and using peaceful means like social media. I think speaking out and reaching out to people of different ethnic backgrounds will be more effective than carrying a gun and living in fear.

  13. Fong on Nov 19, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Discrimination is rearing it’s ugly head more and more nowadays. It’s like history is repeating itself. It is sad that people like Tenzin Dorjee and his family have to endure racial discrimination. But, at this present moment, all minority groups, not just the Asians are feeling the discrimination.

    In situations like this, as a practicing Buddhist he is fighting all that with compassion just as Rinpoche has always propounded the way to clear hate is with love, hate begets hate.

    Hopefully, this will enable Tenzin Dorjee to empathize with many other around the world who are discriminated against for their race, religious believes or gender. That this will make him aware of human rights and be more sensitive to the sufferings of others within his very own community that were segregated and discriminated against.

    No one has to go through what his family is going through. No one. No one should be discriminated against. Always think what if, the shoe is on the other foot when you discriminate. What if you were the one discriminated against. As practicing Buddhist, we should always remember karma.

    So, I hope these Tibetans in the United States now, can see the parallel here with the Dorje Shugden discrimination around the world and have compassion and peace in their heart and stop this religious discrimination.

  14. Echeah on Nov 19, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    It is very unsettling to always have the feeling of insecurity and being at risk in one’s own backyard. Racism has always been rampant mostly in majority white countries. As long as you’re not white, you’re bullied and discriminated against. The recent Trump campaign and his winning the election uncovers the true colours of the general American populace which up till now had been subdued. But Trump’s rhetoric had given them the impetus and sanction to finally unleash what they had always felt of people of colour, LGBT, non-Christian, female, immigrants, minorities etc.

    Everybody of oriental descent is generally termed Chinese and called slit-eyed, chinks, yellows-skinned. I heard from my daughter that Trump called a popular K-Pop group Chinese, probably because we all have the same slit-eyes so we’re lumped into the same abominated pot. Generally America is wary and jealous of China that has unseated them as the largest economy of the world. So more so now anything Chinese is looked upon with disdain. Trump had promised to make America great again! But Trump and America had better swallow their pride and be friends with China if they are smart.

    Actually not only in America, as I said earlier, in majority white countries. I was in Australia a few months ago and had dinner with 2 friends, another ethnic Chinese and a white from UK. We were getting a cab and there was a row of them outside the mall. My Asian friend and I went to the first cab but my UK friend was trailing far behind. The 2 of us Asians were about to open the door to the first cab but the driver looked at us leery eyed and rudely said no he’s not for hire and he’s not taking us. Nonplusssed, we went to the next cab behind. By then our white friend joined us and we got into the 2nd cab together. But the 1st cab driver came and scolded us and said we should be getting into his cab as he’s first in line. We understood the undertone immediately.

    If being discriminated against by another race is bad enough, being discriminated against and victimised by people of your own race is far worse. Tibetans segregating and dividing Tibetans. That’s the ultimate bias. Instead of uniting them, the Tibetan government is ruling by dividing their own people. This is a sad scenario and wrong on all counts.

  15. Valentina Suhendra on Nov 19, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for this article. I had lived in the United States for five years and I was quite fortunate to stay in the Northwestern part where the discrimination was much less than the other part of the United States and almost everyone I knew strived to be politically correct.

    However, it does not deny the fact that the United States have a long history of race based discrimination. Now, my teacher and Dharma brothers and sisters are discriminated because they practiced Dorje Shugden. Everyday, we received nasty accusations and insults due to our belief. We are still fortunate because those who practice Dorje Shugden within the Tibetan settlements in India are having much worse experience than us. They are being denied access to employment, health, and public places. How degrading!

    When I am reading this article, although I am not pleased with the discrimination suffered by the Tibetans in the United States, but I hope they will reflect on how unpleasant it is to be discriminated against and therefore, encouraged their fellow Tibetans to stop discriminating other people solely based on their faith.

    Valentina

  16. nicholas on Nov 19, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    It’s sad that at this modern time segregation still exist but just has been said in the article that the people this hold on to their ethnicity and skin color or rather I feel as threaten their security. People would rather being closed than have an open mind that the world is belong to everyone and as long as peace is being focus despite the different why can’t everyone accept the differences. We are not the only species that live in this world.

    I shared my sadden to Tenzin due to the discrimination that make him feel so insecure and always in fear. Looking at Tenzin situation it the same as all Dorje Shugden practitioners that faces all sort of threat, vulgarities, harm, bias treatment, hospitality, basic needs be it in actual physical or virtual in the cyber world. What make the situation worsen is that the attack is from the same ethnic which segregate and harm their own people which is the Tibetan. Situation getting more depress where the Tibetan even hired different ethnic of people to add more oil to the fire that they had created. Personally I don’t understand why they need to come to this extend to create the harmful environment for their own people that just looking for freedom of choice for the spiritual practice that never harm anyone.

    For people that feel sad for Tenzin for what he and his family have to go through the Shugden practitioners are going through the same fear and insecure moment too. If the Tibetan leaders has been looking for freedom for his country but at the same time taken away the freedom from his own people that practice Shugden, what is the logic of this? Hope Tibetan leaders contemplate this deeply as discrimination is not a selective event but is action that doesn’t bring peace, harmony, growth to the entire world.

  17. YEO KWAI GIN on Nov 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    感谢仁波切分享关于Tenzin Dorjee被种族主意歧视的情况与心灵上伤害。

    种族主意歧视在每一个国家都给人民带来伤害,不但是种族歧视,宗教歧视如多杰雄登法门早在20年前大家不分你我和睦相处的,但在禁令过后就让雄登修持者带来伤害,歧视,破坏等等,如修雄登护法法门家庭的儿女不得上学,生病不得到医院就医,家园遭受破坏,购物商店不得进去购物等等,20年的折磨与痛苦,希望尽早得到方案解决或将禁令解除,让人民可以和谐共处的生活下去,请游览以下网站 :http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-buddhist-divide-an-unholy-campaign-against-religious-freedom.html 。

    Tenzin Dorjee在文章里有述说到在种族主意歧视遭受恶言伤害,汽车遭受破坏,甚至担心家人遭受伤害,心灵上遭受折磨。Tenzin Dorjee 只是其中一个个案,但是还有众多的个案我们是还未知道而已。

    歧视无论在宗族或种族上,都只会带来伤害,破坏与情况恶化,愿多杰雄登的禁令可以尽快解除,愿世界各地的对种族歧视达到和谐相处的目标,那么人民和谐,国家就兴旺,世界就和平,那不是一件好事吗?

    YEO KWAI GIN

  18. Datuk May on Nov 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Throughout history when a kind and compassionate monarch or leader ascends the seat of power, the nation prospers and great growth is experienced. When the opposite kind of a monarch or leader ascends the same seat of power, then chaos is created and the people will become fearful and disorientated. And the nation will decline.

    It is therefore not surprising that with the election of new President Trump of the United States of America, the minorities like Tibetan Tenzin Dorjee are being harassed and discriminated against. President Elect Trump indoctrinated fear of the white people of being dominated by the minority groups of people of colour.

    I really feel sorry for the Tibetans like Tenzin Dorjee who have escaped from China in fear of discrimination, made a life in democratic USA to once again experience such fate. It is also encouraging to note that other Tibetans will now stand with him to fight this with love. This is really beautiful.

    I am a Dorje Shugden practitioner and daily, members of my Dharma family, under the spiritual guidance of HE the 25th Tsem Rinpoche suffer such same discrimination and harassment from fellow Buddhist. Rinpoche suffers the most from being cursed at and vulgarities thrown at Him.

    It is very painful and heartbreaking for Rinpoche to suffer such for His faith and also from fellow Tibetans in the seats of power.

    In comparison to minority discrimination, the Dorje Shugden Lamas have suffered so much more as there are no laws to protect them. And all these DS Lamas have are their love, compassion and kindness to plead for the Ban to be lifted. 20 years of suffering is far too long. I pray that the Dalai Lama will lift the Ban and create unity and harmony to eliminate any further suffering.

  19. Pastor Antoinette on Nov 19, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    This is so sad as it shows that with the election many people show their racial side and even criticize people who give much to their country.

    Racism is very scary as a basic human need is to feel safe at home and the area you live. This seems now threatened by people who don’t know Tenzin and only discriminate him based on the colour of his skin. He does not have a language barrier or is a burden to others. Yet, he is the target to their aggression

    In the introduction Rinpoche wrote that he was also a victim of racism and eventhough times have evolved since the 70’s, the hate and agression is still so dominant. It must be a very hurtful and scary experience for someone who has lived many years of his life in the country and went to school or has worked, paid taxes and was part of the community.

    Dorje Shugden practitioners have to experience such hate in their own community and among their own people. I think this is even worse. The harassment from your people, your nationality, from friends and even family members, being cast out of your temple and community is much more difficult to bear. The person in the article still has many friends and his family who support him.

    May the Dorje Shugden ban be ended soon so that the suffering of so many people can end and the Tibetan people can unite again. May HH the Dalai Lama show compassion to all Tibetans.

    Thank you,

  20. Lew on Nov 19, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    This is so true, all of us don’t like to be discriminated and wanted equality for ourselves, but when it comes to others, it is a different matter all together. At least many people are like that.

    I think the worst kind of discrimination is the kind that come from your own ethnic group. In this case of Tsem Rinpoche, it is most heart broken when the discrimination comes from own “family” Tibetans.

    Tibetans also said they are persecuted by China, but at the same time, they persecute Dorje Shugden practitioners. And they find ways to justify it is OK to discriminate Dorje Shugden people, and in the same way, the Chinese government find ways to justify their persecution towards Tibetans. Where is this going to end?

    What I don’t understand is, why are the Tibetans never contemplate this point: If they don’t like to be persecuted, then why are they persecuting others? Let’s not even talk about karma coming back, why would you do something you don’t like to others?

  21. Stella Cheang on Nov 19, 2016 at 10:44 am

    It is sad but not surprising to hear of the immediate racial tension in America following the presidential election in the United States. As the Trump’s election campaign had painted the minorities and the colored people as a threat to peace and the economy, it is no wonder the extreme white nationalist took it upon themselves to act out these campaign manifesto. The impact of words and actions of Donald Trump as a newly elected President, literally legitimize outward racism and blatant discrimination against the minorities and colored people in the new term. Thankfully, many citizen of America are liberal and peace-loving, they are quick to voice out against the absurdly racist pitch and took it onto social media to create awareness. It is also very heartwarming to read that Tenzin Dorjee retaliate the violent with rational and love.

    If one feel unfair and even angry for the minorities and colored people in the States, then try imagine for a moment how life is for Dorje Shugden’s practitioners. They had endured far worse for the past two decades because their leaders (of Tibetans in exile) are incapable of complying to core human rights obligations towards its people. Physical violent, death threat, discrimination and segregation against Dorje Shugden people were wildly practiced in Tibetan settlements in India because, like the United States now, the leadership; i.e. Dharamsala and CTA endorsed and pitch it. It is still going on today.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and this quote for us to ponder on “No one should have to experience violent behaviour that is based on discrimination, whether it is because of their race, skin color, economic background, education and their faith.”

  22. Sofi on Nov 19, 2016 at 5:44 am

    I agree with Rinpoche that in America, racism had always existed but with Trump’s winning of the Presidential elections, the racists are coming out of the woodworks. They take courage with Trump’s message that immigrants should be sent back to their countries of origins, albeit illegal ones. With his potential appointment of a white supremacist, well America is going to be in for a shock, especially those non-whites who had voted for Trump. So all in all, I am not surprised that Tenzin Dorjee would face the threats by being different. Racists do not care if you are legally citizen or not. They just look at race and anyone that is not their race is sport enough. It is terrible that Tenzin is driven to fear for his and his family’s safety and had even considered owning guns as protection. However I am glad that he had very good friends support group that helped him to gain strength in other ways. As he had been an organiser of the cultural events and had garnered friends of all races in his community, he had their support. He also had very strong support from his social networks. I would think that the support of so many people is the best weapon against minority racists people. When they see the strength of support, they will think again of doing real harm.

    What Tenzin is facing runs parallel to what the Dorje Shugden practitioners had been facing since the ban 20 years ago. Although what Tenzin is going through is unpleasant and fearful, I am a little glad that he is going through this. Now he can better understand the situation of suffering by the Shugden practitioners. The constant fear and having to look over your shoulder for that constant attacks. And the constant vulgar harassment as faced by Rinpoche on a daily basis. Maybe Tenzin will share a little sympathy for the Shugden practitioners and being a community man who is Buddhist, maybe he will play his part towards generating awareness of the Shugden ban that had created so much sufferings to the Lamas and practitioners. Maybe he will support the lifting of the illegal ban that infringed on religious freedom to bring unity to all Tibetan Buddhist pracitioners. Maybe all those who faced and experienced discrimination will stand up for the rights to religion practice without persecution, rights of humanity.

    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing awareness of the state of discrimination in the US and your own personal experiences during your childhood as well as what you are going through now. May the world learn to be a little kinder and more accepting of each other.

  23. Abby Foo on Nov 19, 2016 at 4:20 am

    This world never lacks of hatred, discrimination and racism, why add more? What happened to Dorjee is really bad, and it is telling us, till this day, ‘hate’ never stop, and ‘hate’ is everywhere…

    Hate also exists in the Tibetan community in India. Tibetan in India who practices/believes in a deity named Dorje Shugden are being discriminated, segregated and hated like what Tsem Rinpoche has explained at the above.

    The pics I attached below are the proves of how bad the discrimination/segregation is against Dorje Shugden practitioners. I pray that all discrimination and hate will come to an end very soon. I pray that all live in equanimity, love and peace. May ban against Dorje Shugden can be lifted soon.

    sign in south india

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    sign-Bylakuppe-camp1-6

    sign-drepung loseling-denying medical care2

  24. Joy Kam on Nov 19, 2016 at 2:59 am

    It is quite a surprise to see (especially after the US election) how racist America really is and still is after so many years. This is 2016 and it racism is still very high. I guess is was well hidden, they were just suppressed or quiet down due to Obama’s administration but now they are wide awake and lashing out all that punned up hate. But what is interesting about Tenzin’s story is that his experience it is exactly what we Dorje Shugden people, Lamas, monks, nuns, practitioners are facing each and everyday, online/offline, just because of our faith.

    We have been called names like Chinese dogs and trolled on twitter. We’ve been wrongly accused, defamed and discriminated all because we’re a SHUGDEN practitioner, especially if you are living in India. It is exactly the same fears and disgusting remarks we get…. interesting how Tenzin is being called the very name Tibetans hate and view as enemy. To the ignorant white man we are all the same as our skin is the same, but also in reality we are ALL the same – human! So why do we need to discriminate anyone?

    I hope those Tibetans experiencing the racism in US will contemplate on how Dorje Shugden people feel about their discrimination. People should unite not divide and good leaders encourage this not create schism, build a wall and fund hate campaigns.

  25. Casteven Lim (KHJB) on Nov 19, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Tenzin Dorjee story is very sad to hear so as ShugdenPa in Tibet. We are lucky that born in beautiful Malaysia that less discrimination here. Sometime there are a minority of uneducated dark skin folk is calling Chinese is ” Cina Babi, balik China ” ( Chinese pig, go back to China ) but still Malaysia is in peace.

    America seem like a Humanrights country but actually their Ego or “Lineage” influence them until today. Hence to solve this worldwide issue we need to just like DS told us, use the power of social media to get more peoples around the world to look into this issue so as DS Ban, then with more voice around the world the discrimination issue can be solve as soon possible.

    Your sincerely,
    Casteven

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  • 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
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:40 PM
    When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime.

    Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind’s energy to let go and we cannot.

    Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim.
    ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Learn more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dying-process.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 12:11 PM
    Amazing and very creative architecture designed space for our home grown foods.It is a good idea for those living in the cities.The Growroom is beautifully produced made it convenience which enables people to connect with nature surrounding with plants. The smell of herbs and plants makes cities dwellers to live in happiness and healthy.
    Its takes alot of effort and determination for anyone to build a growroom.Well they can do it,if they have the will power….hoping someday KFR will have one too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:39 AM
    Lazynnes ,negative karma!and mends samajas …ITS very very , inderdependent motivations lewwels of awareness Teacher’Quality &sangha quantity ,first when samajas ARE pure Empowerment full blessings later?so give less Empowerment ITS OK.ccTR IS Wise.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:32 AM
    http://www.aikidosydneycity.com/interview-with-takeda-shihan-by-aikikai-hombu-dojo/ yes yes sumikiri!i m sure HE practice martial arts in many previous lives AS well AS have family’karma conected with ai!ki flow,,,so NEUTRAL his re:for attacks ARE.,above normal fighter skills!___and i m skull in maya astro,fine and wanth share:#####paranormalTSEMsection on:::: antarctica aliens& JFK ,Peru as egg skulls.________________have a good day&nice PRactICE.____THE LIGHT be?or just show options that can be used.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:23 AM
    For example B_LOCK can be neutral karma ,butRE_PLAY reactions can make diferent results in second person?
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:22 AM
    NEUTRAL karma not make good ,not bad result!but ITS STill karma so IS not done from lewwels of acomplishment where IS NO NEW karma acumulations.
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  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 04:54 PM
    This is a very informative articles on dogs in monasteries and Tibetan breed. Gonsar Rinpoche explained it very clearly on the different breeds and how dogs are taken care and live in monasteries. We should also take good care of the dogs as they are living being in different form. Hence we should take care of their food and their well beings and not treat them like an ‘item’ to reject or discard them when our selfish mind arise.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dogs-in-tibetan-monasteries.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 04:13 PM
    Thank you Datuk May for sharing this article. I do know some people who will only give when they have extra or only if they do not need the items. There are some who would keep giving even if they do not have much because they understand that his gift (whether it is time, resource, material, knowledge and etc) is for the benefit of others.

    I think it all comes from each individual generousity, compassion and kindness. I believe all these good values can be practised and we can be better each day. We should not give up but be aware of our weakness and keep transforming to be better.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/generosity-giving-gifts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 12:56 PM
    Wonderful news to note that EU authorities have finally taken steps to stop online abused.Well with these cut less misused of online disharmony and hate by some undisciplined individual.Nowadays there were too many fraud and scams going on social medias.Hence EU companies are trying to deal to solve fraud and scams,as well as user protection on their websites.
    Our Precious Guru and many Dorje Shugden Practitioners was bullied on social medias too.Do hope with the tightenings of law will help to stop online bullies.
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing .
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/victory-over-online-hate.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 08:33 AM
    “Somehow, Rinpoche knew I did not believe in Buddhism and so he used a skillful way to give me a teaching. He said that even though I can’t see the Buddha, that does not mean that the Buddha does not exist. This is just like electricity; we can’t see electricity but when we see the lights are turned on, it proves electricity does exist. Similarly, when we see the growing Sangha community and the temples, it proves the existence of Buddha, because without electricity, there would be no light and without the Buddha, there would be no Sangha. After listening to that sound logic, I was still stuck on the need for more proof that the Buddha existed. But it made me think deeper because what Rinpoche said made a lot of sense.” – Pastor Albert Rachaga

    From a Free Thinker to a Buddhist, http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=118312
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Mar 22. 2017 08:22 PM
    We definitely would love to read more stories like this. It is so heart warming to know that people do not care if it is an animal or human but extend their assistance to save the horse. What makes me surprise was the guy who was captured by Officer Frank Pomodoro came to help the horse too.

    It is true that everyone has a Bodhi mind and compassion. We just need to practise and express it.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/we-need-more-stories-like-this.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Mar 21. 2017 11:41 PM
    马来西亚被公认为一个非常独特的国家。它是一个拥有多元种族、宗教和文化的国家。截至2016年7月,马来西亚共有大约31億人口,而其中印裔只占少数的6.7%,相等于约200万人。虽然如此,马来西亚各族人民依然可以和睦相处。从这篇博文,我们可以看到印度文化对马来西亚其他种族文化存有一定的影响,尤其是语文和美食方面。此外,马来西亚可称为一个民主国家,因此这里来自不同种族和宗教信仰的人民都可以各自举办庆典活动。

    感谢仁波切分享这篇有趣的博文。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/malaysia/indians-in-malaysia-chinese.html

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