Should there be a separate autonomous Dorje Shugden state? Part 2

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I’m from the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. Today we are here at the Dalai Lama College for Higher Education to discuss the upcoming elections.

It’s important that journalists take good responsibility of their work. In the newspapers, I read only good stuffs. Tibetan reporters mention how great Tibetans are when it comes to resisting the Chinese. They claim our approach is putting enormous pressure on the Chinese regime. But what they fail to mention is the strength and resilience of the Chinese regime. It’s important we remain objective when it comes to reporting.

I don’t think we need MPs representing religious sects. We already have a Department of Religion and Culture. I don’t think MPs representing religious sects can do anything special. We already have sectarian conflict. We don’t want Shugden worshippers to demand seats in the parliament. So, we need to end the system of provincial and religious representations.

I want to say a few words on Lukar Jam’s campaign. You know he was denied permission to speak at our college. The TCV authorities said that political campaigns shouldn’t be allowed in schools and universities. I find this erroneous. You know what? The reason we lost our nation is due to lack of political awareness. Disallowing campaigns in middle schools is fine, but high school and college students should have political awareness. Without political awareness, how can we fight the Chinese?

I think it’s important to resolve the Tibetan issue through negotiations. When Professor Samdhong Rinpoche was the Kalon Tripa, we had nine rounds of talks with the Chinese. But ever since Lobsang Sangay assumed the office of Sikyong, talks disappeared. We simply cannot say that the Chinese are not responding. We must make all efforts. So in future, Tibetan leaders should revive the Sino-Tibetan negotiations.

When Lobsang Sangay stood for Sikyong’s election, he promised to improve education. He also talked about unity, innovation and self-reliance. But after having got elected, he said all of these had already been achieved during Professor Samdhong Rinpoche’s tenure. I expected he would do a lot on education, because he himself was highly educated, but all he could come up with was ‘Sikyong scholarship’.

My political stand is independence. When I was growing up in Ngari (Tibet), I knew Tibet was a nation who lost its independence. I knew that Tibet has to restore its independence, although I didn’t know we had a national flag and anthem. So ever since I was a child, I had this view that Tibet’s right to independence should be restored.

Manchus suffered Han assimilation, because they lost their language. So instead of talking about independence, we must make efforts to revive Tibetan language, culture and religion. So, I support the Middle-Way.

I am for Middle-Way. I find this policy pragmatic, given our present circumstances. I don’t think we can directly confront the Chinese. The Chinese population is huge.

Well, they say how are you going to fight the Chinese? They say China has huge population. But in war it’s more about strategic thinking. It’s not about numbers, as Lukar Jam said.

Look at how Bin Laden and a few terrorists using nothing but intelligence destroyed the American Twin Towers. If a few terrorists can destroy a super power like America, why can’t we do it as well? So it’s not about numbers. But we follow a non-violent approach. In fact, Buddhism sort of prevents us from fighting for Tibetan independence.

Look at the ongoing war in Syria. When I see refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, it pains me a lot. They are also human beings like us. So armed conflict is not the solution.

Maybe we can resolve the Tibetan issue through the Middle-Way. Maybe we can achieve self-rule. But the next generation of Tibetans, they might suffer assimilation. We might suffer a historical blunder.

Every Tibetan has to take responsibility. The Chinese are so nationalistic. Look at the school textbooks in China. If we can’t be like the Chinese, Tibetan teachers should at least instill pride for our country in the hearts of Tibetan students. We learn about Indian history, but that’s not enough. We should learn Tibetan history in context with other history. This might help young Tibetans.

We cannot afford many conflicts. Our society needs unity. Even if the Chinese ignores us, we should keep working. We should keep preserving and promoting our language, religion and culture. We have to be resilient. That’s what I feel.

Tibetans in exile has to be careful when they protest. No one threatens our life here. Sometimes protest here influences Tibetans in Tibet. So, they suffer.

Given that our democracy is a gift by His Holiness, I don’t see it having much relevance in the society. So we have to focus on education. Tibetans born in exile are quite alienated from our struggle. It is my hope that they focus more on our country.

In spite of the fact that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has issued statements to say that people can practise Dorje Shugden, the effects of the ban can still be clearly felt. The stigma of being a supposed ‘demon’ worshipper still remains largely prevalent in Tibetan society.

At present, monasteries that practise Dorje Shugden such as Serpom and Shar Gaden still remain separated from those that adhere to and enforce the ban. Vulgarities are still hurled at high lamas and practitioners alike, especially on social media. No Tibetan governmental institution in India hires any Dorje Shugden practitioner, and in fact even have policies barring them from holding such positions. Those who wish to be employed by the Tibetan leadership must renounce and swear out of the practice. The above video of students speaking bears testament to the fact that Dorje Shugden practitioners are not allowed in Tibetan parliament; it is a widely recognised fact that even the students are aware of. The fact there is no representation of Dorje Shugden Tibetans in the parliament shows clear segregation and prejudice and they are barred. Since Dorje Shugden people are told to separate themselves from all Tibetan institutions in India, they are still Tibetans and deserve human dignity and representation. If they were a part of Tibetan mainstream life, they wouldn’t need separate representation. So even if the Dalai Lama says we can practise, rampant discrimination continues to keep the Dorje Shugden ban alive. Alive through websites sponsored by Tibetan leadership, pamphlets and books against Dorje Shugden, paid campaign on social media attacks against prominent Dorje Shugden persons as well as keeping them from representation in Tibetan exiled government.

The Indian sub-continent is no stranger from countries splitting due to religious differences. India and Pakistan used to be a singular country, but separated due to religious differences. Should Tibet be split into two, since the Tibetan leadership do not want to integrate Dorje Shugden pracitioners into mainstream Tibetan culture? Click to enlarge.

The Indian sub-continent is no stranger from countries splitting due to religious differences. India and Pakistan used to be a singular country, but separated due to religious differences. Should Tibet be split into two, since the Tibetan leadership do not want to integrate Dorje Shugden pracitioners into mainstream Tibetan culture? Click to enlarge.

Since the Dorje Shugden ban was first introduced in 1996, Dorje Shugden practitioners have been ostracised and have been heavily discriminated against. As the Tibetan administration in exile continues to deny basic human rights to Tibetan Shugden practitioners, after 20 years of suppression by their own leaders, these practitioners need to think about their future. His Holiness the Dalai Lama advocates the Middle Way Approach of meaningful autonomy for Tibet under the auspices of China. But when this happens, what will happen to Shugden practitioners given the fact that they are still being discriminated against?

  1. The discrimination against Shugden practitioners will not stop if and when the Tibetan leadership accomplishes their aim for an autonomous Tibetan region. It has not stopped for the last 20 years, since the ban was first enforced in 1996. So if and when this happens, perhaps Dorje Shugden people should form a sub-autonomous state under China’s leadership, independent of Tibet. This new sub-autonomous Shugden state will be for Dorje Shugden practitioners where they will be accepted in society and enjoy all the rights of ordinary citizens, as any citizen of a state should do. This will give Shugden practitioners the chance to practise their faith freely and without discrimination or the fear of reprisal for their religious views.
It is quite clear from the history of events that the ban on Dorje Shugden is a systematic and intentional one, intended to keep Dorje Shugden people segregated from the rest of the Tibetan populace. Click to enlarge.

It is quite clear from the history of events that the ban on Dorje Shugden is a systematic and intentional one, intended to keep Dorje Shugden people segregated from the rest of the Tibetan populace. Click to enlarge.

  1. Considering the systematic discrimination they have had to endure over the years, this seems like the next logical step for Shugden practitioners. It is already a well-known fact that Shugden practitioners are not allowed in Tibetan-owned shops, restaurants, hotels, schools, administrative institutions and so forth. The level of discrimination is pervasive throughout Tibetan society; in this day and age, what country would deny medical treatment on the basis of one’s religious beliefs, which the Tibetan leadership does to Dorje Shugden practitioners? Hence, if Dorje Shugden people want to ensure they are safe and not discriminated against in the future, it seems logical to form a separate sub-autonomous state of their own under China’s leadership that will address all the needs of the people.
  2. The separation of a state due to religious beliefs has happened before. One of the most recent examples is the partition of India and Pakistan after gaining independence from the British government. Since the formation of both nation states, the citizens of both have been able to uphold their own laws and regulations. These protect citizens of each individual nation without exception. That is why the idea of Shugden practitioners approaching China to form their own sub-autonomous region is very much plausible if the Shugden ban continues.

The truth is that no Tibetan Shugden practitioner really wants a separate Tibetan Shugden state. So everything suggested here is only hypothetical. Many Tibetan Shugden practitioners really revere His Holiness the Dalai Lama from the bottom of their hearts, and just want to be assimilated and included with the rest of mainstream Tibetan society. However, they are banned from doing this due to the Tibetan leadership’s policies against their religious faith of Dorje Shugden. Hence, as the years roll by with no resolution of the Shugden ban in sight, many are being compelled to think in this direction. The idea of a sub-autonomous region which will protect the interests and freedoms of Shugden practitioners becomes a very appealing one.

The Tibetan leadership encourages segregation in various forms, including vulgarities against those who practise Dorje Shugden. Click to enlarge.

The Tibetan leadership encourages segregation in various forms, including vulgarities against those who practise Dorje Shugden. Here you can see a Tibetan woman showing her vulgar hand gesture to Shugden practitioners.  Click to enlarge.

Tibetan Shugden lamas and practitioners are never going to give up their Dorje Shugden practice, and they are not going to be any less of a Tibetan. So when faced with an uncertain future under a leadership who already actively discriminates against them now, what choice do Tibetan Dorje Shugden people have? If and when the Tibetan leadership gains an autonomous region under China, Shugden practitioners as ethnic Tibetans will have every right to request for a sub-autonomous state under China’s leadership, to govern themselves with their own Shugden officials.

This separate sub-autonomous Tibetan Shugden state would have its own state government, officials, high lamas, monasteries, hospitals, schools and so forth. This will mean that Shugden practitioners could hold office in any of these institutions. They will be able to receive healthcare, education and all the privileges of a citizen of a nation. Ultimately, they will be safe, protected, have the freedom to practise their faith free from persecution, and have opportunities they do not have access to under the current exiled Tibetan leadership.

The Tibetan leadership even labels all Dorje Shugden practitioners as "criminals in history". What sort of government would do something like this? How can you label an entire religion in this manner? Click to enlarge.

The Tibetan leadership even labels all Dorje Shugden practitioners as “criminals in history”. What sort of government would do something like this? How can you label an entire religion in this manner? Click to enlarge.

There is a very real chance that the Chinese government will accept this request because Shugden monasteries and practitioners already have a reputation of being model, law-abiding citizens. The fact is that Dorje Shugden practitioners do not break any Chinese laws when they practise Shugden, because the Chinese leadership gives equal religious freedoms to all citizens and religious faiths.

In the end, it is not the intention of any Shugden lama or practitioner to offend His Holiness the Dalai Lama but the ban leaves them no choice. It is not their intention to form a separate Shugden state, but Shugden practitioners cannot continue to live under immense segregation within the Tibetan community. How can anyone be expected to consciously remain in a situation in which they suffer, purely because of their religious faith and spiritual choices? Therefore if the Tibetan leadership do not end the purposeful and intentional discrimination and segregation of Shugden practitioners, they may have no other choice but to establish their own Shugden state to safeguard their freedoms.

The Tibetan leadership has even made it law that Dorje Shugden people do not have the right to be part of religious schools. Click to enlarge.

The Tibetan leadership has even made it law that Dorje Shugden people do not have the right to be part of religious schools. Click to enlarge.

What Shugden practitioners really want is to have human dignity and to be treated with equal respect just like any other person. The only thing that could possibly reverse a Shugden state from arising in the future and splitting the Tibetan people even further would be as simple as officially removing the ban on Dorje Shugden. After all, His Holiness has already said that we can practise Dorje Shugden. That is all. However this doesn’t seem like it will happen any time soon. As Dorje Shugden people are victims of the ban and victims of extended periods of violent segregation and abuse, eventually they will need to take further actions to protect themselves, as other oppressed people have done over the course of history. With time and no end in sight for the discrimination that they face, it seems a Dorje Shugden state will be the only way forward.

Again if Tibet stays under China, then religious diversity and practice under their laws will be safeguarded to some degree. But religion under the Tibetan leadership (Central Tibetan Administration or CTA in Dharamsala, North India) in exile has no freedom. The Tibetan leadership will dictate to you what religion is allowed and not allowed. They have websites (sub-websites), books, pamphlets, laws, speeches on YouTube against Dorje Shugden. They vilify all Dorje Shugden practitioners, even though there are good and not-so-good people everywhere, regardless of religion. They have even paid people in India and other countries to carry out planned systematic social media attacks on Dorje Shugden practitioners to discredit them. These are the underhanded tactics of the CTA. This is not the practice of a democratic government. What government in the free world will bar a religion? None.

So if Tibet stays under China, all Tibetans will have a measure of religious freedom according to their laws. For Dorje Shugden people, they will be safe in China and enjoy freedom of religion ironically. But if Dorje Shugden practitioners live in India or Nepal under the CTA, they will continue to suffer many degrees of bias, segregation and attacks, even physical attacks. This was all started by the CTA. If the CTA works out a Middle Way Autonomy with China, then that is something else. If Tibet is an autonomous state in China under the CTA, it is perhaps better for Dorje Shugden practitioners to ask for sub-autonomy from Tibet under China. Under China, the Dorje Shugden people will enjoy freedom of religion. So Dorje Shugden people should perhaps separate. This is just a hypothetical thought. Dorje Shugden people are not represented in any form in the current exiled Tibetan leadership. This is a clear sign they are segregated and banned.

I am not interested in starting some new political movement, but highlighting how Dorje Shugden practitioners do not have equal representation in the exiled Tibetan government, have no opportunities and not allowed in mainstream exiled Tibetan life. I can see His Holiness the Dalai Lama having different spiritual views than those of Dorje Shugden practitioners, so Dorje Shugden practitioners need not attend his spiritual gatherings as per his instructions. But as the leader of Tibetans, when His Holiness the Dalai Lama has secular gatherings, he should allow all Tibetans without prejudice to attend by virtue of them being Tibetan. There should be equality for all Tibetans regardless if they are Muslims, Bon, Shugden people or even half-Tibetans mixed with other races. All Tibetans should be treated equally and not based on religion. But at the moment, this is not the case. I am not advocating Tibetans split from Tibetans in a sub-autonomy, but we are already split because of this. I don’t want to be involved with politics in any way, and all my writings and blog posts are to create awareness about the segregation and wrong views against Shugden-practising Tibetans created by the CTA and perpetuated by them. I simply speaking up for religious freedom without segregation for my Dorje Shugden-practising brothers and sisters in India under the CTA and around the world.

I pray His Holiness the Dalai Lama will soften and allow all Tibetans including Shugden practitioners to join in his public secular events. I love His Holiness the Dalai Lama and miss him. I hope Tibetans inside Tibet and outside will be happy and prosper. I hope China will continue to grow to greater heights as they are a superpower in today’s world and they make a difference in world affairs. I hope Tibetans and China will become friends and His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit Tibet as that is his wish. I wish peace and happiness for all.

Humbly,
Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. namgyal on Nov 9, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Tq rinpoche la

  2. namgyal on Nov 9, 2017 at 11:13 am

  3. Dorje T in Bylakupe on Nov 9, 2017 at 9:11 am

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  5. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    We should fulfil the will of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for an autonomous Tibetan state.

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  6. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 19, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Dear friends,

    This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become.

    Tsem Rinpoche

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  7. Pastor Shin Tan on Oct 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa’s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

    Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back.

    This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.

    Humbly,
    Tsem Rinpoche

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  8. Carmen Koo on Oct 16, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche, for this follow up post to part 1, which includes the history and events on the ban of Dorje Shugden. Just like how Shar Gaden and Serpom formed due to the monastic split as monks continued to hold their DS practice to heart, this hypothetical solution of having a separate Dorje Shugden state does seem plausible, if there is no end to this illogical, unjust ban. Just like how the youths from Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy stated, what is most important is that the society cannot afford conflict, and it must have unity. But the Tibetan Leadership has just been working to destroy this unity. Why are they focussed on separating their OWN people, it just doesn’t make sense. Perhaps its easier to focus on Dorje Shugden, than to focus on everything else that they haven’t been doing. If there is was to be an autonomous Dorje Shugden state, I can only imagine the freedom and happiness for DS practitioners, to not have to be discriminated against daily where they are currently at.

  9. Su Ming on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Having a sub autonomous Dorje Shugden state will be something I hope the China government will consider. We did not need to reach this level…if H.H. The Dalai Lama and CTA was smart at the beginning, they could have a Tibet autonomous state just like Hong Kong. And with that they would have achieved so much more compared to what they have achieved today. Look at CTA credential…I don’t see any big achievements from them since 1959.

    I am a Dorje Shugden practitioners for many years now, I feel safer in China then Tibetan filled places like Boudha , Majnu ka tila, Mundgod, Byalakuppe and etc. I am not a Tibetan, can you imagine how “unsafe” Tibetans themselves feel if they were to practice Dorje Shugden in those area. And this is still prevalent till today as I myself have my own experience of discrimination in those area just recently.

    I do hope that a separate autonomous Dorje Shugden state can be achievable in a later stage soon.

    And I do hope people like Lukar Jam gets support of many Tibetans around the world. CTA needs leader like Lukar who is bold enough to make radical changes for the benefits of the Tibetans. If an old method and people doesn’t bring results, the method and people has to changed. Cause there are bigger causes to prevail.

  10. Ray ang on Oct 13, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I think the new sub-autonomous Shugden state is a very good solution. This will give Shugden practitioners the chance to practise their faith freely and without discrimination or the fear of reprisal for their religious views. Wish Tsem Rinpoche & his holiness Dalai Lama long life & keep turning the wheel of dharma

  11. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 13, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Great message every Tibetan especially must read!

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  12. jerry_sito on Oct 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    感谢仁波切的教诲与分享,

    经历着已经过了60年在印度生活的藏族人民与同样经历着已经20年处在多杰雄登禁令中的人们中,60与20年真的是一个不短的时间,到了目前,是否应该重新再来检讨或重建一些能够被沟通的桥梁对于,这已经超过60与20年而依旧不能够被解决的问题。

    当年千里跋山涉水地从西藏到印度,但是60年了,西藏中央行政政府,依然没有解决到任何问题,而且在接下来的“前景”中,在印度的藏族人民中,接下来的40年,能够看见的“未来”可以说是没有的,同样的,多杰雄登禁令持续了已经20年,是否这个“课题”也依然在西藏中央行政政府中,继续的“无法”被处理,然后延续下去直到超过60年,然后在接着60年后再等上40年,结论是同样的这关系到大家与许多藏族人民的“多杰雄登”课题,也将同样的看不见“未来”的解决方向。

    祈愿西藏中央行政政府,能够体谅所有的人,给予更多沟通的桥梁,让这个已经长达60年与20年的问题能够给予早日解决。

    Thank You
    Jerry

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  13. Tsem Rinpoche on Oct 9, 2017 at 9:44 am

    I still love and miss His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I am hoping he will unite all of us no matter what our religion is. I know he will. His Holiness has done so much good in the world. I’ve admired him since I was a very young boy and when I met him for the first time in 1979. He came to Howell, New Jersey where I grew up. It was magical to see him. I pray one day he will accept all Dorje Shugden practitioners as was his root guru was a Dorje Shugden practitioner and invite us into his presence again with love and acceptance. I pray for his long life and continued presence in this world. I never lost hope in His Holiness the Dalai Lama to accept all of us regardless of race, religion, sect and background once again.
    I place my unworthy head to his feet, Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com

    I love Dalai Lama

    • Su Ming on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      I can attest to what Rinpoche has written. I have been with Rinpoche for the past 10 years, working closely with Rinpoche, and all I have learned from Rinpoche is to always respect H.H. The Dalai Lama. Rinpoche oftens speaks highly and respectfully of HH with his close students and also open audience. Rinpoche speaks very fondly of HH teachings which Rinpoche has attended before the escalation of the ban of Dorje Shugden and I know Rinpoche misses those good old days. As a close student of Rinpoche, it is very heart breaking to see that my guru cannot be reunited with his teachers, sad to say, some had passed away due to the Shugden controversial. And the only thing right now we as students of Rinpoche can do is to work hard peacefully towards the lifting of the ban as there has been so much suffering already which nobody should deserve.

  14. Samfoonheei on Oct 4, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    All these years there is enough of suffeings,segregation ,discrimination,attacks on social medias and so forth happening around in the Tibetan communities . There should not have any separate autonomous Dorje Shugden state, Once a country is divided ,having two different admintration,many problems will difinitely arise ,the citizens will suffer most.
    The Tibetan government should not these to happen and try to solve all those problems ,having disscussion at least ,stop all the pain , sufferings and misunderstang between all the Tibetans.Having the wrong views against Shugden-practising , itself already bad ,hoping sooner or later it will dissolved and allowing religious freedom. Participating in all public or government events will be more wonderful ………freedom of speech. CTA is making lives more miserable among the Tibetan people. May all soon be over so as all can unite as one peaceful and harmonious place.
    (We believe in peace and peaceful development,not only for ourselves but for people all over the world.)……quoted
    Thank you Rinpoche for this these interesting article .

  15. Lim Han Nee on Sep 26, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    The question of whether there should be a sub-autonomous Shugden state within an autonomous Tibetan State in China (if China were to grant autonomy to Tibet) begs another question – what , in the first place, is the logic and purpose of the CTA behind their systematic ostracising and discrimination of Shugden practitioners?

    Were the Chinese government to grant autonomy to Tibet, would they accept a Tibet with a sub-autonomous Shugden state within it? My thinking is that China will be consistent in its policy of freedom of religion, and will not allow a separate Shugden state on the basis of religion. Rather, I think China will insist that Tibet allow all Tibetans, including Shugden practitioners , freedom to practice their own religion.

    Hence, the notion of separatism on grounds of religion will not be entertained by the Chinese government .Thus, in the event that they grant autonomy to Tibet,I believe it will be accompanied by a strict clause on freedom of religion. The Chinese government will not tolerate any single instance of conflict or potential for unrest that comes from the deliberate creation of disunity and schism, as in the case of the discrimination and persecution against Shugden worshippers.

  16. wan wai meng on Sep 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    The Sangha or lay Buddhist community, not one of them would like to separate or split from one another. Not thousand of years ago, and definitely not when the Dorje Shugden monks and lamas, practitioners have to divide up physical and spiritual assets from the monastic institutions of Sera and Gaden, to form Serpom and Shar Gaden. Yet it might be something that needs to be done in India, for the Dorje Shugden people to be able to live in peace away from non Dorje Shugden people.

    In China, which has been for the past many years trying to link back and include all manner of Chinese territories and people, such notions of exclusivism will not be entertained. As China would not discriminate people along racial and religious lines. So what the CTA is doing, is trying to wipe out the Dorje Shugden people away from the Tibetan diaspora, it is a form of religious/ethnic cleansing if one could label Dorje Shugden people as a type of ethnicity. Now i think about it, CTA’s actions smacks of the actions the Myanmar government is exacting on the Rohingyas, wiping them out of the face of this earth, making life almost a living hell as much as they can and denial from all levels of government that such a discrimination is going on. CTA’s leaders trawl the globe asking for support against China, yet in their own backyard they oppress their own people. CTA will never find a way to negotiate with the Chinese, as they are neither honest, sincere nor transparent. China has its own flaws like any other nation, but with CTA not keeping its nose clean, China does not need to make CTA good so it will resume negotiations.

    If CTA can clean up their act, and show they are progressive in nature perhaps negotiations can still occur once more. CTA is despotic and nepotism is kind of rife, very much like the people who ran Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion, small minded and not open, backward. Hence plucking the low hanging Tibetan fruit was relatively easy for the PLA.

    Tibetans everywhere in exile would do good to reexamine their options, there is not much hope in relying on CTA, either stay and become an Indian citizen or return back to Tibet, where China is bringing much development across the Tibetan plateau.

  17. JULIA on Sep 16, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Why ever since Lobsang Sangay assumed the office of Sikyong, talks disappeared? He didn’t make enough effort? Or he’s comfortable Of his status, his power and his financial status now? He doesn’t care about the Tibetan course? He’s not interested whether Tibetan in Tibet and exile to gain freedom and independent or middle way. Oh yes. He only care about how to do more damage to the Dorje Shugden practioners, how to segregate and discriminate them. Well, since he fail to talk to China, he needs something to distract the attention. Oh ya he is also been busy raising funds for the poor Tibetan, just that the money now probably in his account.

    Nobody sees the purpose of segregating the Shugden practioners. Nobody understand why CTA putting so much effort on a spiritual issue which doesn’t seem to bring any benefits to Tibetan course. Why harm his own people who create no harm no threat to the Tibaten course? What benefit he got from separting Tibetan? isn’t it now all Tibetan no matter in exile or Tibet should unite?

    It’s very sad to see CTA is distroying their own country themselves. Tibetan should realise and wake up now what’s the reason behind all these failure again and again. CTA cannot lie and blame on Shugden issue forever. It’s time to do something about it.

  18. Anne Ong on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    All the same… i hope this DS ban will end as soon as possible to end all the suffering of DS practitioners. Actions speaks louder than words. Hope more people will walk the talk and engage in more social media to help spread the practice of The World Peace Buddha Dorje Shugden . I will give my full support all the way for this case. Thank you very much Rinpoche , editors and writers for putting in so much time and effort on doing research for your wonderful and meaningful articles to benefit people all over the world! My support to everyone for your great works! More great works to come! Cheers! 👍😍🙏

  19. freon on Sep 13, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    By looking at this video where the Tibetan Youth dare to speak of what really they think, it is a great courage and have much wisdom! It really surprised to me that the youth knew much about the current situation they face. They knew the China is huge and they agreed on the middle way that H.H Dalai Lama have suggested.

    I am quite shock to learn that the Tibetan Refugees do not learned their history. Some not even know the national anthem and the Tibetan flag. It seem that Mr. Lobsang other than busy gaining more fund for his own pocket money, have not take care of their people welfare so much. Even the students could not see any changes in the education system or Mr. Lobsang have initiated any talks to the Chinese government.

    To them, the religion is not what they concern but the welfare and their future. In this I think, how long Mr. Lobsang wanted to use religion to separate his people. How long can he hide under the religion conflict?

    Looking at China now open up more to religion freedom, and Dorje Shugden is one of the religion under the protect of China government, what happen if all the Tibetan refugees goes back to China. They have freedom to practice in China. They have school, they have medical treatment and they are not separated from their family and friends.

    The matter of fact that the Dorje Shugden practitioner beside being bullied to this state, they still hold on to their leaders I think is because of the love for their countries and they wanted to be Tibetan as a whole. But, if this situation happened, those youth who born in India, will they hold this Tibetan refugee identity longer? Think about that, they don’t even know their history, how much love would they have for the Tibet? They have the rights to be the Indian citizen because they are born in India.

    Thus, instead enforcing the ban which H.H Dalai Lama no longer approved, the CTA should remove the ban and unite their people before the frustration of their people became enormous.

  20. MC on Sep 13, 2017 at 8:57 am

    This article raises a very good point. Whether the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) agrees to a Tibetan person’s religious practice or not, the person is still a ‘citizen’ of Tibet despite being in exile. After all this is one of the basis for the formation of the Tibetan government-in-exile and so there is still a duty owing to the Tibetan person which the CTA is failing most miserably.

    The CTA is extremely foolish because if they push the view that anyone who disagrees with them is no longer to be regarded as citizen of Tibet or a Tibetan national, then they lose a large chunk of their support base in their struggle for freedom. You cannot demand loyalty from a person whom you actively deny as one of your own.

    Of course secession of Shugden practitioners from Tibet under the CTA is moot because there is no country under the CTA to secede from to begin with. In addition, the CTA has no authority whatsoever to negotiate and approve a secession of any sort.

    However, such foolishness of the Tibetan leaders can open up even more opportunities for their nemesis, China. For example, China can offer land and self-determination to Tibetans currently in exile, who are suffering the CTA’s myriad acts of oppressions. These may not necessarily be limited to Dorje Shugden practitioners only but any Tibetan facing discrimination by the CTA. The Tibetan Cause would simply collapse.

    For the sake of argument, the CTA should not object to a secession by Shugden practitioners. This is after all, a people they are rejected and denying citizenship and the benefits that come with it.

  21. Irene Lim on Sep 11, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I remember when I first step foot into the Tibetan Refugee Settlement Camp in Mundgod in the state of North Karnataka, India more than a decade ago, I asked if the Tibetan refugees will ever return to their homeland and I was informed that the Dalai Lama has predicted that they will be able to do so in 20 years’ time. Reflecting on the scenario now after 20 years, I must say the prediction is pretty accurate and is shaping up towards it.

    However, it will not be in the way in which everyone is expecting on how Tibetans will return to Tibet. It cannot be China declaring Tibet an Autonomous Region and allowing the 14th Dalai Lama to return but it can be Dorje Shugden practitioners as a group returning home to Tibet. This is already happening for individual Tibetans who wish to return to Tibet and especially for Dorje Shugden practitioners they are welcome home with open arms. Isn’t it a good enough sign that the Dalai Lama’s prediction is actualising?

    As I see it there is no need for Dorje Shugden practitioners to have its own state as China grant them freedom of religious practice and they are free to live in any state or province they so choose. Dorje Shugden is a mainstream practice in Tibet and is spreading across the region like wild fire. Dorje Shugden practice in China is supported by China.

    Isn’t it apparent to all the DS ban is a divine charade?

  22. JP on Sep 10, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Having a subautonomous state is an option if CTA continues their illegal ostracization of Shugden practitioners. As Rinpoche states many times, the key here is NOT to push for segregation BUT to highlight the urgency to unite all Tibetans. Race, religion and gender should never be part of the equation of how the government treats their people.

    This article leads me to realize that it’s actually better for Tibetans who practice Dorje Shugden to return to Tibet instead of staying in India and Nepal. In Tibet, they have equal rights. Anti Shugden people will not dare attack them as it is illegal just like in most modern communities around world. Who wants to stay in a place in constant fear of being attacked and not allowed access to basic needs like food, medical and education? NO ONE in their right mind would put up with it for decades.

    If CTA continues their illegal ostracization, perhaps it would EVEN be better off for Tibetan Shugden practitioners to form their own govt now to begin dialogue with the Chinese govt to make Tibet an autonomous state run by this NEW SHUGDEN GOVT. It makes more sense to put in the effort to form this NEW SHUGDEN GOVT than to continue wasting time trying to change the mindset of CTA. With so many Shugden practitioners around the world, I am confident that this NEW SHUGDEN GOVT will get lots of support because they will treat all Tibetans equally regardless of race, religion and gender.

  23. Chris Chong on Sep 10, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Dorje Shugden ban had been tormenting Tibetan lay and ordained community for over 21 years now. It had only created disrimination, segregation, fear and disharmony among Tibetans. I do not see any real benefits comes out from the banning of Dorje Shugden practice. As the Tibetan youth had said, he would expect more education advancement from this Sikyong but instead he did not do much. Education is so important for Tibetan youth for them to understand the situation their country is in currently. Without a proper education and clear understanding, Tibetans will never progress and forever be in the same situation as they are in now, in exile.

    Instead of uniting their own people, the Tibetan government are playing political games that segregated their own people. They say that Dorje Shugden practitioners are harming the tibetan cause, but in fact, they themselves are the one truly harming the Tibetan cause with all those discrimination and segregation they imposed. I hope that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will come forth and end this suffering by removing the ban on Dorje Shugden.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 27. 2018 10:48 AM
    Every of us have a story to tell of our childhood days. Its sad to read about our Guru experience as a child. Life is not a bed of roses for Rinpoche and it wasn’t that easy living in New Jersey. All those sorry, pain and suffering has inspired Rinpoche to be even stronger. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your personal stories

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/it-wasnt-easy-in-new-jersey-but-my-cousinsaunts-helped.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 27. 2018 10:47 AM
    It’s an old post after all but interesting to read how the Tibetans viewed. Ugyen Gyalpo, wrote a good insight article. Official U.S. policy has always been that Tibet is not independent but a part of China. To him it ’s not going to make any difference for the Tibetan situation and for Tibetans in Tibet . CTA should stop all the blaming toward the China and stop all the accusation toward Dorje Shugden. Going against them will not bring any benefit either. After all these years, Tibet is still part of China. Instead to create a good cause for Tibetans, CTA has created problems and sufferings . The Tibetans should also do more for their country and mending the relationship.
    The CTA has been exploiting the Tibetans in –exile for their own benefits. It would be wonderful H H Dalai Lama engage in dialogue with the Chinese leadership to resolve the grievances of the Tibetan people.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Ugyen Gyalpo for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/finally-a-realistic-view-of-the-tibet-question.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, May 27. 2018 09:17 AM

    I am very appreciative of Beatrix’s detailed sharing on the stunning Chenrezig Thangka. From here, I understand the qualities of Chenrezig that associate closely with the iconography of this Buddha. I am also reminded of the practice of the Six Paramita, which is extremely important in cultivating compassion and other qualities that are necessary on our spiritual path. I also learn about the qualities, mantra and benefits of the Buddhas, deities and great masters who accompany Chenrezig in this thangka. May we all have the fortitude and fortune to be bestowed with the sacred Chenrezig Ngesung Kondrul. Thank you for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-chenrezig-thangka.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Sunday, May 27. 2018 03:49 AM
    རུའི་ཊར་གསར་འགྱུར་ལས་ཁང་ནས་ངས་ཤར་གླིང་ཨེ་ཤི་ཡ་ཡི་ཆེད་དུ་འགྲིགས་འཇགས་ཀྱི་སྨོན་ལམ་འདེབས་པའི་སྐོར་དེ་དཔར་སྐྲུན་བྱེད་འདུག – http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=160706
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, May 26. 2018 09:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for all the memes. They are creatively done and all teachings are short and straight forward. It also serves a good reminder for me to keep practicing dharma and transform myself.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/people-for-peace.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, May 26. 2018 05:47 PM
    Thank you, Edward, for these 2 wonderful sharing. The spiritual journey of Ben Galland and Hojo Tone are inspirational, encouraging and touching at the same time. They are must-read especially for young adults and people who needed some push in seeking deeper meaning in life.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/blue-jean-buddha.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, May 26. 2018 05:41 PM
    This is a really good book – a must-have for Tibetan Buddhism aspirants. Learning about the iconography and the blessings of the pantheon of Buddhas and deities is a great way to start the journey towards seeking enlightenment. Thank you, Pastor Han Nee, for this review and sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/faces-of-enlightenment-by-tsem-tulku-rinpoche-a-review.html#comments
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 26. 2018 03:50 PM
    All of us do experience negativity , it’s a case of how we look at things. Buddhism teaches us that one of the main paths to spiritual growth and, ultimately awakening or enlightenment, is the acceptance of all things, as they are in this moment. Many of us have come, through personal development and spiritual practice, to understand that we must accept our own inner negativity in order to transcend it. Rather than run away from our pain and anger, we must learn to accept it as it is. Through Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s collection of works , the Venerable Pema Chodron ‘s article has taught us to change the way we experienced in everyday life that we usually view as negative , to look at it in a different angle for the better instead. A wonderful teachings for us to learn.
    An interesting short biography of Chogyam Trungpa who was a major figure in the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism to the westerners. He has contributed the translation of numerous Tibetan texts and the introduction of the Vajrayana teachings to the West.
    Thank you Pastor Niral for this interesting write up.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/is-negativity-really-negative.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, May 26. 2018 11:42 AM
    From the posts and articles from Rinpoche’s blog and other relevant blogs, it is clear that Dorje Shugden people hold on to the practice because it was passed down by their teachers from authentic lineage. There is no malice or harmful intent in Dorje Shugden practice to harm His Holiness’s life or Tibet, as claimed by His Holiness’ followers. There is no evidence to this accusation. In fact, Rinpoche and his students had provided many facts to prove the other way round, i.e. Dorje Shugden practice does not harm.

    On the other hand, His Holiness banned this practice and applied heavy handed treatments on people who continue the practice; i.e. dispel monks from monastery, withhold medical facilities, stop schooling opportunities and disallow Shugdenpas from holding public office positions.

    So, it is no wonder the conclusion came to this:
    (1) the Tibetan community is lawless because it needs no evidence nor facts to convict a religious practice as wrong
    (2) it is merciless as the leaderships not only impose this baseless policy, it also enforce it by discriminating and ostracising Shugdenpas.
    (3) truly shocking to realise a Buddhist community that has been revered by the world for authentic Buddhist teachings, had been so despicable.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/my-pleas-to-his-holiness-dalai-lama.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, May 25. 2018 09:20 PM
    Thank you Dalai Lama for creating such an interesting website of human’s feeling. I think we human most of the times are confused with our feeling and with such website it will help us recognise our state of mind and then learn to control them. I think it is a tool to learn and discover about ourselves.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-dalai-lama-just-launched-a-website-to-help-you-achieve-inner-peace.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 25. 2018 07:44 PM
    Wow…..Dashain is the grandest, longest and most auspicious festival in Nepal which lasts for 15 days. And is celebrated throughout the country declared as a national holiday. Similar to our Chinese New Year been celebrated throughout the 15 days. On this most anticipated festival, all the government offices, educational institutes and organizations remain closed in order to celebrate it together with their family and friends. Dasain has also emphasized the importance of family reunion. Hence for KB and Ram, leaving home behind , staying in Malaysia having this celebration spent with friends at Kechara Forest Retreat is simply wonderful. Its interesting to know how it was celebrated and some knowledge of it. In fact it is the first time coming across this celebration. As living in a multinational and cultural country Malaysia we have a number celebrations which we could enjoy.
    Thank you for Phng Li Kheng and Julia Tan for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/celebration-of-dashain-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 24. 2018 09:52 PM
    The article about Walter Evans-Wentz is an interesting read. His greatest work, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, which he collaborated with Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup, had been an acclaimed publication and important book on Tibetan Buddhism in the west for decades. The Tibetan Book of the Dead is based on the sacred text called Bardo Thodol, a teaching given Padmasambhava and written down by his Tibetan consort and student, Yeshe Tsogyal. The text is “meant to be a guide for the deceased person to navigate through the experiences of the consciousness in the bardo, or the intermediate state between death and the next rebirth. This text also includes chapters on the death process and a ritual to be performed just before death and after it has taken place.” It is a pity that the translation of this important book from Tibetan to English capped by Walter’s limited understanding of the concept and influenced by his prior knowledge in Theosophy and other metaphysical schools. Thank you for this sharing, Pastor David.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/walter-evans-wentz-american-pioneer-scholar-on-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 24. 2018 12:46 PM
    The freedom to choose a religion without interference from one another. We have our rights to choose what we like to pray and beliefs. All religions, cultures, and beliefs deserve the same amount of respect, even if they are different from your own. All teachings must have a lineage, once we understand and have accepted it we go all the way. May the Dorje Shugden controversy be resolved soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this clear insight article and those beautiful and rare pictures of great Masters.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/i-pray-to-what-i-want-to.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 24. 2018 12:44 PM
    Buddhism teaches us love, compassion ,tolerance, forgiveness , and so forth. Once we have choose our guru, then we should go all the way out on the spiritual side.. We should not criticise or make negative comments if we decided not to follow a Guru. What ever ,happen never ,never ever bad mouth one another , just let go and let it be. Its always a case how much or great we do ,there is always people saying some thing when they are not satisfied but when we are spiritual we will think twice .As it stated clearly in Fifty Verses Of Guru Devotion, no matter how much we practice, study and meditate we will gain no attainments without purifying our karma.
    We are fortunate to have met our Guru H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and guiding us and learning the Dharma teachings .
    May Rinpoche live long ,good health and continue turning the Dharma wheel to benefit all sentient beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/are-you-secular-or-spiritual.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 23. 2018 08:13 PM
    Dorje Shugden been practiced for 300 years by many great masters not until the ban instituted by the Tibetan Leadership (CTA.) Only now ,suddenly that Dorje Shugden is negative, harmful and will hurt HH Dalai Lama. Ridiculous ….to say that for four hundred years so many great lamas and practitioners were wrong in their practice. If Dalai Lama says all his Gurus were wrong, what make Dalai Lama right? HH Dalai Lama, has previously practiced Dorje Shugden and even wrote a praise to Dorje Shugden. How can it possible Dorje Shugden could have harmed him.
    Our Guru Rinpoche has this practice bestowed by his root guru who practiced for his whole life. The ban of Dorje Shugden is illogical and should be lifted for the harmonious o the people. The Tibetan Leadership (CTA) has instituted this ban against Dorje Shugden for the last 20 years. Many families are torn apart and lamas ,monks and practitioners had to break away from their monasteries. Many has suffered discrimination and segregation due to that. The Tibetan leaders should have a peaceful dialogue to resolve this issue once for all. May HH Dalai Lama please lift the ban.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for such an informative article for us to understand more on Dorje Shugden’s ban.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html

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རུའི་ཊར་གསར་འགྱུར་ལས་ཁང་ནས་ངས་ཤར་གླིང་ཨེ་ཤི་ཡ་ཡི་ཆེད་དུ་འགྲིགས་འཇགས་ཀྱི་སྨོན་ལམ་འདེབས་པའི་སྐོར་དེ་དཔར་སྐྲུན་བྱེད་འདུག - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=160706
There are many very interesting articles on Bigfoot/yeti/sasquatch as well as videos. Please enjoy yourselves: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
1 week ago
There are many very interesting articles on Bigfoot/yeti/sasquatch as well as videos. Please enjoy yourselves: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
Environment is stronger because when you are in a spiritual environment with other spiritual brothers and sisters, the chance to learn and transform is much higher. If we rely on our own willpower and go at it alone to practice spirituality, very small chance we can succeed. Because most of the time we don\'t have the willpower and our willpower does not sustain us. That is why we have monasteries where clusers of people live together spiritually to enhance each other and the whole for thousands of years. That is why we have spiritual communities like Findhorn and Kechara Forest Retreat so that we are in a spiritual environment and being in this type of environment encourages us to grow inwardly. It gives us strength and support and in turn we give others strength and support. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Environment is stronger because when you are in a spiritual environment with other spiritual brothers and sisters, the chance to learn and transform is much higher. If we rely on our own willpower and go at it alone to practice spirituality, very small chance we can succeed. Because most of the time we don't have the willpower and our willpower does not sustain us. That is why we have monasteries where clusers of people live together spiritually to enhance each other and the whole for thousands of years. That is why we have spiritual communities like Findhorn and Kechara Forest Retreat so that we are in a spiritual environment and being in this type of environment encourages us to grow inwardly. It gives us strength and support and in turn we give others strength and support. Tsem Rinpoche
I like this White Tara image. It is very basic but has an appeal in this style of art.
2 weeks ago
I like this White Tara image. It is very basic but has an appeal in this style of art.
He was so excited to bring this sacred statue home to install in his family shrine.......
2 weeks ago
He was so excited to bring this sacred statue home to install in his family shrine.......
Daily do your prayers/mantra to Lord Manjushri as it\'s a powerful blessing on a daily basis. It is so important to have sharp mind, good memory and quick wisdom and Manjushri can bestow this. I have heard many tell me that Manjushri\'s practice is very effective. We must also do Manjushri\'s intensive retreats at least twice a year. It would be very beneficial. Sacred mantra of Manjushri: Om Ah-Ra Ba-za Na-Dhi
2 weeks ago
Daily do your prayers/mantra to Lord Manjushri as it's a powerful blessing on a daily basis. It is so important to have sharp mind, good memory and quick wisdom and Manjushri can bestow this. I have heard many tell me that Manjushri's practice is very effective. We must also do Manjushri's intensive retreats at least twice a year. It would be very beneficial. Sacred mantra of Manjushri: Om Ah-Ra Ba-za Na-Dhi
It is nice to see a friend in Nepal receiving a beautiful Bhagwan Dorje Shugden gift from myself. I wish him well always. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
It is nice to see a friend in Nepal receiving a beautiful Bhagwan Dorje Shugden gift from myself. I wish him well always. Tsem Rinpoche
What my mom shared with me as a young boy that I carry with me till now. She was very caring and giving when she was well: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=160069
3 weeks ago
What my mom shared with me as a young boy that I carry with me till now. She was very caring and giving when she was well: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=160069
A beautiful painting of the enlightened protector Dorje Shugden in the very rich tradition of Aztec art of South America. I wanted to commission something in this rich tradition which is filled with spiritual journeys into other worlds, magic, purification, the supernatural, astral visitations, gods and other dimensions and it has manifested. I have successfully combined the divinity of Tibet with the rich artistic tradition of the Aztecs. The artist we had is amazing. We have many more beautiful art pieces here for you to enjoy and download: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924

Remember those wonderful Carlos Castaneda books? I use to read them many years back in my room back in New Jersey as a kid. His learning journey with Don Juan was amazing! Those books inspired my commissioning of this beautiful Aztec Dorje Shugden. May you be blessed. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
A beautiful painting of the enlightened protector Dorje Shugden in the very rich tradition of Aztec art of South America. I wanted to commission something in this rich tradition which is filled with spiritual journeys into other worlds, magic, purification, the supernatural, astral visitations, gods and other dimensions and it has manifested. I have successfully combined the divinity of Tibet with the rich artistic tradition of the Aztecs. The artist we had is amazing. We have many more beautiful art pieces here for you to enjoy and download: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924 Remember those wonderful Carlos Castaneda books? I use to read them many years back in my room back in New Jersey as a kid. His learning journey with Don Juan was amazing! Those books inspired my commissioning of this beautiful Aztec Dorje Shugden. May you be blessed. Tsem Rinpoche
H.H. the Dalai Lama’s sudden change of mind about China-backed Panchen Lama is incredible and stunning. His Holiness\'s new stance will bring more harmony, peace and understanding. I thank His Holiness the Dalai Lama very much for this. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche (Please read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=159261)
4 weeks ago
H.H. the Dalai Lama’s sudden change of mind about China-backed Panchen Lama is incredible and stunning. His Holiness's new stance will bring more harmony, peace and understanding. I thank His Holiness the Dalai Lama very much for this. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche (Please read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=159261)
Sculpture demigoddesses Singhini (lioness goddess) on the upper terrace in front of Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
1 month ago
Sculpture demigoddesses Singhini (lioness goddess) on the upper terrace in front of Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
How fortunate I am to be sitting in my room, with a rosary in my hand reciting the mantra given to me by my compassionate guru and to meditate in developing a compassionate heart and purifying my karmas. How fortunate I am to be able to spend my time in such a meaningful manner. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
How fortunate I am to be sitting in my room, with a rosary in my hand reciting the mantra given to me by my compassionate guru and to meditate in developing a compassionate heart and purifying my karmas. How fortunate I am to be able to spend my time in such a meaningful manner. Tsem Rinpoche
Comic drawn by Tendor, a prominent Free Tibet activist-Every Tibetan knows that although His Holiness the Dalai Lama says he is retired from politics, he is in full control of the Tibetan government in exile. No member of the government will dare carry out any decisions without His Holiness\' approval. He is retired for the sake of the west so he does not look like a dictator.~Tenzin Damchoe
3 months ago
Comic drawn by Tendor, a prominent Free Tibet activist-Every Tibetan knows that although His Holiness the Dalai Lama says he is retired from politics, he is in full control of the Tibetan government in exile. No member of the government will dare carry out any decisions without His Holiness' approval. He is retired for the sake of the west so he does not look like a dictator.~Tenzin Damchoe
It would be wonderful if everyone can recite these two mantras 100k each focusing on Shakyamuni Buddha and His powerful healing energies. Not collectively but each person 100k each of each mantra. Praise to Shakyamuni the Sage who showed us a permanent way to bliss.
3 months ago
It would be wonderful if everyone can recite these two mantras 100k each focusing on Shakyamuni Buddha and His powerful healing energies. Not collectively but each person 100k each of each mantra. Praise to Shakyamuni the Sage who showed us a permanent way to bliss.
In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche\'s photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden
在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
3 months ago
In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche's photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden 在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
Please read this..thank you.
3 months ago
Please read this..thank you.
A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
3 months ago
A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
4 months ago
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
4 months ago
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
\"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel.\" (Sakya liturgical verse).
4 months ago
"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
4 months ago
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
5 months ago
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
5 months ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
5 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
5 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
5 months ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
5 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
5 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
5 months ago
This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
6 months ago
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
6 months ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
6 months ago
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
6 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
6 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
6 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
6 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
6 months ago
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
6 months ago
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
7 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
7 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
7 months ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
7 months ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
7 months ago
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
7 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
7 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
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Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
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Teacher Sock Wan shared many interesting dharma lessons with the teenage students. Lin Mun KSDS
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I love Teacher Jayce dharma stories. Please tell me more. Lin Mun KSDS
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Lucky people in Petaling street receive precious gift from our Dorje Shugden stall. @Louise Lee
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KSK Penang team redistributed 360.60kg worth of surplus food and 235 pcs buns to the needy families in Flat PPR and Flat MBPP. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers benefitting these families who are facing long term difficulties. Thank you Tesco for doing your part to help the less fortunate community! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KISG has carried out prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Teacher Kien leading the prayer session before we start the class lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
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