The Spirit Nyatrul: Magic, Mischief and Misery

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If it is not Pehar entering the Nechung Oracle (pictured here) and speaking, then who has been advising the Tibetan leadership for the last few decades?

If it is not Pehar entering the Nechung Oracle (pictured here) and speaking, then who has been advising the Tibetan leadership for the last few decades?

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with a learned geshe who said he had some information to share about the spirit Nyatrul. It is often claimed that this spirit is what inhabits the body of the Nechung Oracle whenever he takes trance in Dharamsala, and that it is not really Nechung (or rather, Pehar) who is addressing the congregation and giving prophecies and advice. Some people reason that it is this switcheroo that is the cause of the multiple false prophecies that the Nechung Oracle has given over the decades.

Not much information exists in general about the spirit Nyatrul who has created so much trouble for the Tibetan leadership so I grabbed the opportunity to learn more about him, especially when Geshe-la told me Tagphu Pemavajra was involved with Nyatrul’s story. Tagphu Pemavajra is one of the tutors of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo, and the same one who astral travelled to Tushita in order to receive the practice of Dorje Shugden from Dorje Shugden himself.

Geshe-la told me the story of Nyatrul’s rising as a vengeful spirit and how it relates to Tagphu Pemavajra, according to the writings of H.E. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche (who happens to be one of H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s gurus). He explained how and why Nyatrul continues to cause problems for the Tibetan leadership and, according to the workings of karma, why no one has been able to subdue him. Most of all, Geshe-la explained how it relates to the rumours that it was really Nyatrul (and not Nechung) who told His Holiness the Dalai Lama to ban Dorje Shugden.

I had always suspected as such because Rinpoche previously told us that Nechung had been bound by oath by Guru Rinpoche to protect the Dharma. Given Guru Rinpoche’s fearsome reputation for engaging in (and winning!) wars of magic, and for being an incredibly effective subduer of spirits, it seemed impossible that Nechung would be able to break this oath and make up false prophecies, to the detriment of the Tibetan people. Surely it had to be someone else doing it and according to Dagom Rinpoche, it seems my initial suspicions are correct.

What I found intriguing about Nyatrul’s story was the Tibetan leadership’s extensive history of resorting to violence and murder to solve their problems. Detractors, enemies and people they are jealous of (or find to be a nuisance) are done away with and just like Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, attempts are made to wipe them from the history books. Fortunately, there is one form of history they have not been able to whitewash, which is a tradition that is particularly strong in Tibetan society – oral history.

Equally intriguing for me also is why the Tibetan leadership continue to rely on the Nechung Oracle when questions have been raised for decades regarding the accuracy of his prophecies and the authenticity of his trances. In any case, I hope you find the story of Nyatrul as interesting as I do, and that it sheds some light into a leadership that clearly has a long way to go in terms of providing for and benefiting their people.

Pastor Jean Ai

 


 

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Background

Geshe-la started by telling me that he does not think it was Nechung who told the Dalai Lama to ban Dorje Shugden, and he suspects that it was in fact Nyatrul who told the Dalai Lama to do this. In many incarnations, Nechung had requested Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, Panchen Sonam Drakpa and Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen to become a Dharma Protector. It was not logical, therefore, that Nechung would tell the Dalai Lama to ban Dorje Shugden when it was he who created the circumstances for Dorje Shugden to arise.

As a peaceful lama, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen lacked the anger to become a Protector. Nechung therefore had to create conditions between Zimkhang Gongma (Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s Ladrang) and Zimkhang Ongma (the 5th Dalai Lama’s Ladrang) for conflict to manifest and lead to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s death. [click here to learn about how Dorje Shugden arose] The origins of how he got the name “Dorje Shugden” are unclear; even His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche said he needs to check who gave him this name. One tradition says the name “Dorje Shugden” was given by the Sakyas and another tradition says it was given by Nechung.

On the topic of Nechung, when in trance of the Oracle, he had previously warned, “You must be careful! The ghost will touch Heruka’s mandala” meaning he will kill Pabongka Rinpoche (who is Heruka). The meaning is that the Dalai Lama must ban Dorje Shugden. If he does not, Nechung will kill him.

This type of prophecy cannot be real and cannot come from Nechung as the real Nechung, bound by oath to serve the Dharma, would not give this type of prophecy. As has been said by many high lamas of the past, it is not easy to take trance of Nechung. Based on this and the fact that the Nechung Oracle has been giving false prophecies (when he should not be doing so), Geshe-la strongly feels that it must be Nyatrul who is entering the Nechung Oracle.

In the past, back in Tibet, when the trance invocation (chendren) was done by the Tibetan government བོད་གཞུང་། Gaden Phodrang, people did not believe the resulting prophecies. If Drepung Loseling Monastery did the invocation however, then people would believe the prophecies given. So before the Nechung Oracle took trance, people would ask where the trance was being held and who was conducting the invocation prayers. If it was a government one, they would say that there is no need to go. If it was being done at Drepung, then they would go. This was back in Tibet and it was commonly known that people would ask these questions.

Depiction of Nechung

Depiction of Nechung

People did not believe the government trances were real because they knew Gaden Phodrang actually murdered Nyatrul, so Nyatrul hated them. Hence when there was a trance at Gaden Phodrang, Nyatrul would come to disturb and make problems by giving false prophecies. People however, believed the Drepung trances because Nyatrul did not have any issue or connections with Drepung so he did not go to disturb and enter the Oracle when the trance was held at Drepung Loseling.

The basis of why the Nechung prophecies are unreliable, and some of the false prophecies given by Nechung (possibly Nyatrul) to the Tibetan government:

1. In his biography, the 6th Dalai Lama said we cannot trust or rely on Nechung’s prophecies.
2. The 13th Dalai Lama’s debate partner (tsenshab), a Mongolian geshe from Drepung Gomang called Dorje Yab, and a famous minister Zha Gab Pa’i (ཞྭ་སྒབ་པའི།) recorded in their respective writings Nechung’s misprophecy during the 1903 British invasion of Tibet, which resulted in the 13th Dalai Lama fleeing to China. Dorje Yab recorded this in his autobiography, and Zha Gab Pa’i recorded this in his book on Tibetan history titled Sid Don Gyal Rab (སྲིད་དོན་རྒྱལ་རབ།).

During the British invasion, Nechung told the Tibetan government not to have fear. He told them to tie a vajra on the flag and carry it at the front of their army, who were mostly from Tsangpa. They should wave this flag at the British army and the enemy would be vanquished immediately, falling where they stood. Instead, when the Tibetan army went to war and did that, after they saw the British army and before a single cannon could be fired, the Tibetans themselves fell down and pretended to play dead to escape further harm. The Tibetan general, seeing his men’s reaction, ran away.

After that incident, the public in Lhasa gathered a group of beautiful girls to perform and sing a song to tease Nechung and the Tibetan government. One of the lyrics from the song they sang is “The army went to war and Nechung went in another direction to look after the sheep.” This story was recorded by the Delhi Shugden Society as part of the first President’s 25 volumes of writings titled Cut Down the Liars.

3. The 13th Dalai Lama received wrong medication as prescribed by the Nechung Oracle and died as a result of this. After his death, the Kashag questioned the doctor on the Dalai Lama’s illness and what medication was given. It was then revealed what the Oracle had done. Subsequently, the Oracle was expelled and removed from his Oracle position. Kun Phen (ཀུན་ཕན།), one of the 13th Dalai Lama’s assistants, was banished to Kongpor (ཀོང་པོར།) as a result of this.
4. In 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama was told to stay in Tibet by Nechung (another misprophecy). It was Dorje Shugden who told Dalai Lama to leave.
5. In 1973, Nechung said that Dorje Shugden must be banned. From that day, it can clearly be seen that there have been a lot of problems in the Tibetan community. From the number of problems that have arisen, it can clearly be seen that this was one of the misprophecies.
6. Some time before Geshe-la arrived in India (in the 1980s), Nechung took trance of the Oracle and said he has sent a 12 billion-strong army of gods to Tibet. He told everyone not to worry, that they can go back to Tibet soon. So His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama told everyone not to make or build anything permanent because they would be going back to Tibet soon. Nechung said, “It is now morning. Just have to wait for the sun to rise.

If it was really Nechung taking trance of the Oracle, Geshe-la said that these types of misprophecies would not happen because Nechung is bound by oath to protect the Dharma. Hence these problems and misprophecies must be coming from Nyatrul.

 

How Nyatrul Came to Be (Origins)

Based on the writings of H.E. Dagom Rinpoche

When the 13th Dalai Lama was around 20 years old, one of his senior tutors, Demo Rinpoche met a really strange man who was a Ngakpa. This man gifted a very precious, rare pair of silk soles (for the shoes) to Demo Rinpoche. After receiving the soles, Demo Rinpoche thought, “This is a very good pair. For an old man like me, this is not very useful. This one, the Dalai Lama may like it.” So he gave it to the 13th Dalai Lama who was very, very happy to receive the offering.

A typical Ngakpa. Ngakpas are non-monastic practitioners who have received specific empowerments and are considered tantric specialists. Although non-celibate, they are not lay practitioners and follow their own extensive system of vows, distinct from the monastic vows.

A typical Ngakpa. Ngakpas are non-monastic practitioners who have received specific empowerments and are considered tantric specialists. Although non-celibate, they are not lay practitioners and follow their own extensive system of vows, distinct from the monastic vows.

The Dalai Lama was about to put on the soles and wear it when Nechung took spontaneous trance and said, “You cannot wear this. It may have something bad that can harm you. You should cut it first then wear it.” After cutting it, the Dalai Lama found there was a chakra inside with a black magic spell. The Kashag then held a meeting to investigate who gave the gift and sent people to find that person.

When they discovered that it was Demo Rinpoche who offered the soles, they expelled him from the position of tutor. His Ladrang was sealed and a ban was put on the search for his reincarnation. All of this was announced publically. To this day, no one knows who the Ngakpa was.

At that time, there was a lama who Demo Rinpoche highly respected as someone worthy of making offerings to. His name was Nyari Tulku and he was an expert on retreats, having done millions of mantras of Tamdrin Yangsang. The Tibetan government started to doubt him because he was a tantric master who was very close to Demo Rinpoche so they had him arrested.

They bound his hands behind his back and publically, they split his skin down the length of his torso and skinned him so his chest skin flapped downwards to expose his internal organs. Behind him, they hung up a sign saying that he was the one who sent black magic to the Dalai Lama.

Nyari Tulku did not die immediately. As he died, thousands of people passed by and spat on him, rebuked him, scolded him and insulted him because they could see the sign. In reality, he was actually innocent and falsely accused and punished. Being extremely disappointed and disheartened, he made prayers and swore that in his next life, he would reincarnate as someone who can destroy the Tibetan government (including high lamas and anyone else who tried to stop him). Subsequently, he passed away and his body was not given a proper burial – they did not do a sky burial where he was offered to the vultures nor was he given a proper cremation. They just dug a big hole and dumped his body in there, then buried it and built a black stupa on top of it.

After a year or so, the stupa began to crack. In an incident that was universally known, a crow was seen emerging from the stupa and flying away. In Lhasa, in the same year, there was a drought and as a result, many difficulties arose, for example a bad harvest. The Tibetan government then ordered Gyuto Monastery to repair the stupa as there were so many cracks. When the Gyuto monks went to rebuild it, they had to remove the stupa from the base in order to repair and rebuild it. When they did so, they found that Nyari Tulku’s body had arisen from its formerly flat position and was now sitting halfway upright.

After this, whenever the Nechung Oracle took trance, a dusty / sandy whirlwind would be seen emerging from near the stupa and going to Nechung Monastery. This incident was also universally known.

At the order of the 13th Dalai Lama therefore, the Tibetan government sponsored a wrathful fire puja led by Serkong Dorjechang and involved 20 Gyuto and Gyume monks who had completed the retreats for the yidam practice. This fire puja was to destroy Nyatrul.

Before the puja started, the night sky was so clear that all the stars could be seen. As soon as the puja started however, black clouds covered the sky. It started to rain heavily with sleet and the fire for the puja nearly died out. Staff from the Tibetan government arrived to add a lot of oil and butter to the fire to stop this. During the fire puja, Serkong Dorjechang had finished making offerings to the yidam (meditational deity). When he was about to make offerings to the entourage, the fire became very red and inside the fire, a loud snap could be heard. A sparking ember flew from the fire and landed on the side of Serkong Dorjechang’s nose. It burned him and he cried out, “Ah tsao!” At that time, the other 20 monks whispered amongst themselves that this was not good.There are many requirements of a fire puja but the main three compulsory ones are:

  1. You cannot speak or make any sound other than chanting the prayers
  2. Your elbows have to be kept close to your body, no wider than your knees
  3. Your hands must grasp the vajra and bell at all times

In crying out due to being burned, and the subsequent whispering after that, all of the monks involved in the fire puja had broken one of the three compulsory requirements of a fire puja. So it was said that the fire puja was not completed well and it was not a good sign / auspicious. Sure enough, after the fire puja, nothing changed and Nyatrul still continued to harm.

His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama whose premature death was said to be caused by wrong medication prescribed by the Nechung Oracle. It has been proposed that the Oracle was inhabited by Nyatrul, and not Nechung (Pehar) at the time.

His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama whose premature death was said to be caused by wrong medication prescribed by the Nechung Oracle. It has been proposed that the Oracle was inhabited by Nyatrul, and not Nechung (Pehar) at the time.

Later in his life, the 13th Dalai Lama entered Yamantaka retreat. At that time, Tagphu Pemavajra came from Ngashu (his homeland) to Lhasa for a pilgrimage. He came by himself, incognito and quietly, taking on the appearance of a normal monk without rank. The Dalai Lama heard that Tagphu Pemavajra was in Lhasa on pilgrimage. Speaking to one of his retreat attendants, Abso, the Dalai Lama said to him, “I think Tagphu Pemavajra is in Lhasa nowadays. Call him, I want to meet him.

Abso asked the Dalai Lama, “Rinpoche, are you going to scold him or something? I can call him.” The Dalai Lama said, “No no, I have a request for him.

During Tagphu Pemavajra’s visit, he was staying at Tashi Choling with Pabongka Rinpoche. Abso sent a messenger there. The messenger said, “The day after tomorrow, the Dalai Lama has confirmed to meet with you at Tse Phodrang [in the Potala]. You must be there at that time.” After the messenger relayed the message, there was a lot of talk and confusion in Tashi Choling. People were wondering and questioning why the Dalai Lama wanted to see Tagphu Pemavajra. Was he being summoned to be scolded or something?

[[Geshe-la’s addition based on Tagphu Pemavajra’s biography: Why did Abso and the Tashi Choling people immediately assume that the Dalai Lama wanted to scold Tagphu Pemavajra? Because many years ago, the 13th Dalai Lama had jailed Tagphu Pemavajra as part of a widespread campaign to arrest and get rid of tertons (terma / treasure finders). Many of these were fake and running around claiming this and that. Tagphu Pemavajra however, was real. During his incarceration, he showed a lot of miracles and gave teachings. His jailers and fellow prisoners were so impressed, many become monks. Eventually, he was released when people realised he was real. This story was recorded in Tagphu Pemavajra’s namthar (biography).]]

Pabongka Rinpoche and Tagphu Pemavajra did mö (dice divination) and the result came that there was nothing to be worried about, that it was very good and Tagphu Pemavajra could go. Even if the Dalai Lama scolded Tagphu Pemavajra when he went, because it is a lama scolding, he can take it as a purification and blessing. According to the tantric teachings, obstacles can be removed through the lama’s scolding. It is the guru’s wrathful method of clearing our obstacles. So based on this, Tagphu Pemavajra went to Tse Phodrang.

When Tagphu Pemavajra went to Tse Phodrang, the Dalai Lama said to him that because Tagphu Pemavajra is a high lama, when he arrives and leaves Lhasa, he should inform the Dalai Lama and seek audience with him.

[[Geshe-la’s addition for context: this custom originally arose from the Dalai Lamas not being able to travel out of Lhasa very much to other places, being the king of the country. So the Dalai Lama relied on these lamas who travelled to and from Lhasa to carry out his instructions in other regions of Tibet, and then report back to him on their works, results and findings upon their return to Lhasa. This used to be for Dharma purposes – what teachings to give, how the monasteries are faring, etc. – but over time it has devolved into spying and politics.]]

So the Dalai Lama asked Tagphu Pemavajra why he came to Lhasa so quietly. Tagphu Pemavajra said he came as a normal monk to visit the pilgrimage sites. If he came as a high lama, then it would be a lot of work to do related to this and the associated expenses would be high, which his ladrang would not be able to bear / afford. So for this reason, he came quietly. “Oh, if that is so, then okay,” the Dalai Lama said. The Dalai Lama asked if Tagphu Pemavajra had visited densa sum (Gaden, Sera and Drepung). Tagphu Pemavajra said he had visited Sera and Drepung, but had not gone to Gaden yet. The Dalai Lama asked if Tagphu Pemavajra saw Nechung Monastery during his visit to Drepung, as the monastery is located below Drepung. He said that nowadays, Nyatrul had been harming many people. Tagphu Pemavajra said, “Indeed. When I visited Drepung, I saw that Nyatrul was standing in front of the Nechung Monastery gate.” But on his way back, Tagphu Pemavajra did not see Nyatrul there and where Nyatrul went, he did not know.

The Dalai Lama said, “Yes, exactly. Nyatrul has been troubling us by taking trance of the Nechung Oracle. This has resulted in a lot of harm to us. So I have gone through many lamas to destroy Nyatrul but I found out you are the best of them. Now you have to take responsibility of this. So whatever things you need to do the fire puja, the government will arrange these things for you.

Tagphu Pemavajra had no choice, he had to agree to this. He said, “This is very important. I will stop my pilgrimage now. I have done many retreats in the past. I want to go back to my homeland Ngashu to do one more year of retreat, then I will return to Lhasa and do the fire puja.” So he returned to Ngashu and went to his meditation place, and entered into deep retreat.

After a year, Tagphu Pemavajra completed his retreat and prepared to go to Lhasa. He and a small group of assistants set off for Lhasa. Halfway on their journey, they came across a big river with a grassland nearby. They set up camp there for the night. The weather that night was very pleasant at first. Suddenly, a black cloud covered the sky and it became very windy. It started to rain very heavily with thunder and lightning. Tagphu Pemavajra was wearing a raw silk zen so he held it out in front of him. When the lightning struck, he suddenly and quickly trapped some liquid and some unknown object in his zen. He very loudly shouted, “OI!” and asked for a container to quickly be brought to him. Startled by the sudden loud shouting, his assistants became nervous and scrambled to find a container. In their haste, they picked up the dog bowl and brought it to Tagphu Pemavajra. When they put it in front of him, Tagphu Pemavajra said, “This is not right, I cannot put this in a dirty container. This is not a good sign.

Then whatever he had trapped in his zen, Tagphu Pemavajra threw into the nearby river. On the spot, he composed a letter to the Dalai Lama. In the letter, he wrote, “I have finished my one year retreat. I did set out for Lhasa after my retreat to fulfil the commitment I made to you. In the middle of my journey, we had stopped at this place” then he wrote about the sign he had received at that place, and that they missed that good sign. He wrote, “Therefore in this life, I cannot subdue Nyatrul. I will pray for the possibility in my next life.

After this, many subsequent attempts were made to subdue Nyatrul including recitation of the Kangyur, fire pujas, torgyas, etc. but none of the attempts so far have been successful.

Upon examination of the events, it can be concluded that up until now, Nyatrul has done a lot of harm to Tibetan politics and Buddhism through his misprophecies.

[[End of notes based on Dagom Rinpoche’s writings]]

 

QUESTIONS

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QUESTION #1: Why does Nyatrul target lamas like Pabongka Rinpoche and deities like Dorje Shugden then? They did not do anything to him to deserve his wrath.

ANSWER: By virtue of Tagphu Pemavajra accepting the Dalai Lama’s request to subdue Nyatrul, Nyatrul was angered. Tagphu Pemavajra showed intent to destroy Nyatrul – he stopped his pilgrimage and went into retreat for a whole year for this specific purpose. So anyone subsequently related to Tagphu Pemavajra, whether it was a lama like Pabongka Rinpoche or a deity like Dorje Shugden, would invite Nyatrul’s enmity since Nyari Tulku, as he died, made a vow to destroy the Tibetan government (and therefore any high lamas or beings related to them).

 

QUESTION #2: How come Tagphu Pemavajra and the other high lamas cannot subdue Nyatrul? The 13th Dalai Lama could not subdue him so he had to ask Serkong Dorjechang, Tagphu Pemavajra, etc. How come Nyatrul does not have the karma to be subdued, since he is a spirit and not an enlightened being?

ANSWER: The root of the problem is that the civil servants of the Tibetan government punished Nyari Tulku even when he was innocent. They knew he was innocent AND they knew that it is a sin to kill.

They cannot subdue Nyatrul because the fault lies with Gaden Phodrang who created the karma to be affected by Nyatrul. Until Gaden Phodrang finishes their negative karma, they will continue to be affected by Nyatrul who, when he died, had the power of truth on his side (since Nyari Tulku was innocent and did not do anything wrong).

Therefore their inability to subdue Nyatrul does not come from the side of Nyatrul as a spirit with the karma to be subdued, but from the side of Gaden Phodrang who do not have the karma to subdue him.

When they have extinguished their negative karma from killing Nyari Tulku, then Nyatrul can be subdued or he will disappear automatically (because the karma for him to exist as such is extinguished).

The Tibetan government has to experience the consequences of their actions, according to the law of cause and effect (karma). If they can subdue Nyari after they murdered him, it means they do not have to suffer the consequences of their actions. It would mean they can kill anyone, take bribes from anyone, etc. without having any negative result or karma.

 

QUESTION #3: the circumstances of Nyari Tulku arising as Nyatrul, and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen arising as Dorje Shugden are quite similar. Both were innocent lamas murdered by the Tibetan government. How come Nyari Tulku became a spirit? What is to stop people from accusing Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen of becoming the same?

ANSWER: the answer is three-fold:

  1. Just because a lama does a lot of retreats, practices, etc. does not mean they are attained because these are external signs of practice. Hence, just because Nyari Tulku had done millions of mantras, does not mean he has the same attainments as Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. We do not know Nyari Tulku’s attainments, BUT the attainments of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen are clear – he was Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, he was Panchen Sonam Drakpa, etc. and this is recorded. So it is possible for Nyari Tulku to become a spirit, and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to become a Dharma protector.
  2. The lamas had different motivations at the time of their death. As he died, Nyari Tulku vowed to return and take revenge on the Tibetan government. As Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen died, he vowed to return as a Dharma protector. So the prayers they made at the time of their death, and their ‘motivation’ for dying was different
  3. The circumstances of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s murder was arranged by Nechung. It was intentional that he would die a violent death so that some anger would arise in order for him to return as a wrathful Dharma Protector. If you question the circumstances of how Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen arose as a wrathful Dharma protector (i.e. he must be a spirit because he died a violent death just like Nyari Tulku who became a spirit), then you must also question the origins of Palden Lhamo, Hayagriva and all of the other wrathful Dharma protectors too. Their origination stories are no less violent.

 

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  1. Harold Musetescu on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Hello Rinpoche

    Just thought I would let you know that I am the Tengyeling Oracle.

    No more hiding the truth.

    Harold

    • Robbie on Feb 26, 2017 at 4:31 am

      Hello Rinpoche

      Just thought I would let you know that I am the Gadong Oracle.

      No more hiding the truth.

      Robbie

  2. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 3:43 am

    It gave me great joy to read this comment by ‘Suzy in Hawaii’ that she left on Tsem Rinpoche’s YouTube channel-(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s) After 2 decades of persecution and maltreatment by those who seek to destroy a holy practice, it is a pleasure to see the truth prevailing and more and more people like Suzy realizing the goodness and benefit of Dorje Shugden.

    Suzy

  3. Harold Musetescu on Dec 14, 2016 at 3:46 am

    The Tengyeling Oracle can be reached at “[email protected]”.

    Merry Christmas

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 13, 2016 at 12:59 am

    I do believe that Nechung would not have been able to break his promise to Guru Rinpoche, and break his sworn commitment as well.

    It starts to make sense that what is entering the Nechung oracle could have been Nyatrul. For all the mistakes and inaccuracies, that the Nechung had prophecised, causing the death of the Dalai Lama, causing untold lost of lives amongst Tibetans, it is not the work of one who has been bound by oath and promise to enlightened beings like Guru Rinpoche for example.

  5. Tan Soon Huat on Dec 3, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this article for us. It definitely clear my doubt about Nechung; He is the one who bring in Dorje Shugden and He is the one who banned Dorje Shugden which is illogical for me. I heard that some bad spirit take over the oracle and pretend to be Nechung and gave a lot of wrong prophecies to harm the Tibetan Lamas. However, why we can not subdue this bad spirits since Nechung and other Dharma Protectors are so powerful.Now, I understand the reason behind.
    It struck me how powerful the Karma is. A lot of us we read about it but still not realized it. We still commit the bad cause of bad karma daily.
    Second thing in article struck me is the attainment level diff between Nyatrul and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. They have gone through almost same experience in that particular life but after death motivation is diff. The attainment of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen of His previous lives are mostly came from strong Guru Devotion. The inner transformation He has achieved and realized in the Bddhicitta vow He made upon suffering death of this life. To be honest, I thinnk alll I need to do is to stupidly follow instruction of Guru as our Guru know what we need most even we do not realize it at our level now. Just follow Guru, stay hungry and stay foolish.

  6. Fong on Dec 3, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    If one has done something very wrong, one has to atone for it. Of course, it would be better if one practices the teachings of the Buddha and be mindful not do create negative karma.
    Further, one’s motivation is anything is of the utmost importance as evidenced by the return of Nyari Tulku as a spirit and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen as a Dharma protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

  7. Colin Tan on Dec 3, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    An interesting Article.

    Theres always a question in my mind on why high lamas can’t do nothing to a spirit when they are highly attained.
    After reading this blog i now understand that it is the Karma. The law of cause and effect that is the key to govern everything in life. Whoever that have done any wrong, will reap its cause in the future no matter how attained they are, how much pujas they do and the retreats they have done.
    This really explains a lot of questions that i have thought about and couldn’t answer in the past.
    Thank u very much Pastor Jean Ai for this wonderful blog

  8. Mingwen on Dec 2, 2016 at 4:30 am

    What is right & what is wrong? Are they classify by our perceptions solely? A common example, a child steal because he has been starving for the longest time and what he need is just foods.. Should he be punished or helped?

    A lot of us have fear because of karma,therefore, we follow rules & regulations, and we hope we will not face any punishment in the future if we did something negative, conversly, we do good deeds and we expect that we will have better living environments in the future.

    Personally I think that karma is neutral, we are the one who are making it negative & positive. What we have done are what are going to get sooner or later. If we don’t stop the cycle, we are going to trap in the cycle of suffering(Samsara) forever until we realised.

  9. Julia Tan on Dec 1, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Shame to Tibetan government to kill and punished the innocent Nyari Tulku who has not done anything wrong. Because of this wrong, such a huge negative karma created, one to one after another hence many suffered. But why is that until today the CTA and HHDL still believe in Nechung when oracle took trance which all knew that it is actually spirit Nyatrul? Perhaps the karma accumulated by Tibetan government negative karma is so strong until they are blinded with all the negative karma and continue to do bad.

    The Tibetan government did the same to Tulku Drakpa Gyelsen but just because Tulku Drakpa Gyelsen had the different motivation on death hence He arose as a Dharma Protector. Where by Nyari Tulku do not have that attainment hence he vowed to take revenge instead of Dharma.

    Understand and practice Dharma correctly and deeply is very important because karma do not just affect individually but it does effect people around us and as a whole created sufferings for others. I wished people can make decision base on the law of karma before they work things out hence less karma less sufferings.

  10. Eric kksiow on Dec 1, 2016 at 9:44 am

    It has been predicted that Nechung will retire soon as protector of the Dharma, in general and Dorje Shugden will arise as the Protector of Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition. So it is possible that all the events that have taken place were to pave the way for the replacement of Nechung who has served His Holiness well.

    May the ban be removed very soon and Dorje Shugden be given his rightful place as the Peace Protector of our times.

  11. Pastor Antoinette on Dec 1, 2016 at 9:10 am

    This article shows how the karma of wrong-doings will catch up. Nowadays we have to follow the law and don’t accuse someone without having evidence. It stops people from doing very bad things like hurting or even, like in this case, killing people without being sure what happened. I feel very sorry for what happened to the holy monk and that he became a damaging spirit. I hope he can rise above what happened to him.

    In the meantime it reminds me of what happened to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who being killed vowed to arose as a Dharma Protector for the benefit of all beings. It is a reminder how kind Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was as well as his illustrious line of incarnation. I hope that the ban on Dorje Shugden will be released swiftly for the benefit and blessing of the world and all its beings.

    Thank you for this interesting write-up who helps us to understand a lot more.

  12. Pastor Chia on Dec 1, 2016 at 8:36 am

    This is interesting story to read about Nyatrul spirit. It make think deeply what is our last thinking when death caught up with us. Cause and effect is the law of the universal. It with lead our karma take control us for the next rebirth. Nyari tulku dead cause by mistreated badly by Gaden Phodrang and vow to destroy tibetan government. Just because he had anger and rebirth as the spirit and can’t be subdue in that time and continue create more negative karma just to revenge on whom causing his death and become powerful spirit.

    Similar situation how Tulku Drakpa Gyelsen get murder, but his motivation is to become dharma protector to protect and promote Lama Tsongkhapa teaching. The lamas had different motivations at the time of their death. So the prayers they made at the time of their death, and their ‘motivation’ for dying was different. I ready hope on day Nyatrul spirit can rest in peace and take the good rebirth.

  13. Andrea Lai on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:51 am

    It’s an interesting article to read on how poor and wrongly Tibetan government make judgement and accused innocence for murdering the 13th Dalai Lama. It’s heartbreaking to hear that how a holy master Nyari Tulku been insulted, brutally tortured to death,his burial and cremation done. I was quite amused to read on his transformation to Nyatrul. This is a very bad karma for the Tibetan government.
    Thank you Rinpoche,Pastor Jean Ai and Genla for sharing this article.

    With folded palm,
    Andrea

  14. June Kang on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Nyatrul can not be subdued by Tagphu Pemavajra and the other high lamas due to the heavy karma created by the Tibetan Government who killed Nyari Tulku even when he was innocent. Again this proof that Karma cannot be avoided. And Karma just does not work for individuals but can also have an effect on the whole nation.That is only few peoples kill Nyari Tulku but the whole Tibet is suffering for this.

    This is Buddhism, always teach us take responsibility of your life, no one can help us to walk the path, Buddha and our Guru mainly show us the path. Understand Karma is always a hope in life that is how I look at it. And yet, the Tibetan leadership, past and present, have created and are still creating more negative karma not only affected Tibet but also others in the world such like us the Dorje Shugden Practitioner. That is why we need to lift the ban of Dorje Shugden so that Tibetan leadership will not continue creating more negative Karma and bringing suffering to others.

  15. Jace Chong on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Thanks Rinpoche, Pastor Jean Ai, Gen-la and the blog team for the article.

    This is an interesting read that explaining how the wrong judgment of Tibetan government created terrible consequences that affect Tibet badly for the pass decades. With the truth of Nyatrul was innocent, and the representative of Tibetan Government had every reason that fulfill the motivation and action of killing, Nyatrul is unable to be subdued even by very high lamas.

    It makes me think why Nyatrul took trance and asked the Dalai Lama to ban Dorje Shugden practice, this could be Dorje Shugden practice is something very useful and good for Tibetan, and Nyatrul wanted to create schism to break Tibet apart.

    If this is true, this is not only saying that Dorje Shugden didn’t harm Tibet, the real cause of Tibet couldn’t gain back the country is because of their cruelty and actions that go against Buddhist teachings, these create many obstacles and a lot of difficulties to achieve what Tibetan wants. This is just my personal thought.

    Thank you.

  16. Pastor Henry Ooi on Dec 1, 2016 at 12:05 am

    It is interesting to read how Nyatrul came into being and the reasons why Nyatrul continues to give bad prophecies. It is a high possibility that it was Nyatrul who claimed that Dorje Shugden is a spirit, of which he is not. In my opinion, I have learned from reading this article that the Tibetan leadership, past and present, have created and are still creating more negative karma with their negative actions. And so many innocent people, especially Dorje Shugden practitioners, have suffered and still suffering just because someone claimed Dorje Shugden is a spirit. The truth shall prevail, soon I pray. So that families can be reunited, friendship repaired, no more segregation of people, the sangha can study together like they once did. And the high lamas and geshes can do what they do best, teach the dharma

  17. nicholas on Nov 30, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    What a shame that people would be selective to choose to attend the trance only by Drepung Loseling Monastery and not for Tibetan government. This really show how much the people trust the Tibetan government and obviously the bad things that they have done that resulted people would know that the trance will not be effective and worst case is influence by Nyatrul spirit. I had given a deep thought of how can a state oracle be influenced by spirit and the only answer could only be is the negative karma created/accumulated by the people that requested for the trance.

    Can you imagine how bad the situation can be that a state oracle taking trance of a spirit instead of the protector subdued by Guru Rinpoche. This clearly show the level of the negative action that have done and the repercussion is tremendous.

  18. pammie yap on Nov 30, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I have always wondered why Nechung gave prophecies that was false or contradicting. For example: In 1959, where he asked HHDL to stay in Tibet when Dorje Shugden asked Him to leave instead. If Nechung was oath bound, why did he ask HHDL to stay which could have gotten Him killed. That would definitely be wrong and contradicting. And the worst part is that there are 5 other major events that he gave wrong prophecies.

    But Dorje Shugden has time and time again given precise prophecies that has never cause any problems. This also shows that Dorje Shugden is clairvoyant and has the wisdom of an Enlightened Being.

    After what the Tibetan government did to Nyari Tulku, I am not shock to hear what Nyatrul is doing now. For the wrongs they did to him, no wonder they are suffering now, from the consequences of it. Even Tagpu Pemavajra refused to take part in it. And it could be because Nyatrul is no ordinary spirit or else how come He can’t be subdued? And wouldn’t the High Lamas and HHDL know that it is not Nechung taking trance? Weird.

  19. Echeah on Oct 31, 2016 at 1:55 am

    What is true is that not even the Buddhas can save us from our karma. As Rinpoche said before, “Karma’s Job is to Make You Suffer”. As long as the karma of previous wrong doings of the Tibetan government has not been exhausted, they will continue to receive wrong advice and be misguided. Those who perpetrated the horrific murders of Nyari Tulku and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, amongst many other wrong-doings would have to suffer the full impact of the negative karma that they created for themselves.

  20. shane jayasuriya on Oct 21, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you Pastor Jean for the article.. May more and more dharma come to the world

  21. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    After reading the post of Methar of Tengyeling Monastery, i felt it necessary to come back and reread this post. Nyari Tulku, like Methar, was innocent and was put to death in as cruel and callous a fashion as Methar by the Gaden Phodrang. In the case of Nyari Tulku, he remained a vengeful spirit even to this day. His story is as tragic or even more tragic than that of Methar. In his case, the Gaden Phodrang just assumed that just because he was a tantric adept, and because Demo Rinpoche was close to him, he must have been the one who had worked the black magic into the shoes.No investigatin was conducted. He was straightaway arrested , and then put to death in such an excruciatingly painful way.Furthermore, as he was dying in pain he wa spat upon and publicly humiliated!

    The sole responsibility of the crime of working black magic into the shoes to harm and hurt lay with the Ngakpa who had given the shoes to Demo Rinpoche.Demo Rinpoche, out of his love and respect for the 13th Dalai Lama had thought to make an offering of the lovely comfortable shoes to him.

    So why weren’t efforts made to find the Ngakpa? How could the Gaden Podrang doubt the innocence of such a great personage as Demo Rinpoche,a senior tutor of the Dalai Lama? Why didn’t the Gaden Phodrang search for the Ngakpa? Why just make a beeline for innocent people, and put them through torture and ignominious and painful death?

    Now that I have read about Methar, I feel inclined to think it is possible that the whole thing had been set up so that the property of Tengyeling Monastery could be confiscated and added to the coffers of some others.

  22. Harold Musetescu on Oct 11, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    “The practice of Buddhism is an ILLUSION which replaces other ILLUSIONS. For most sentient beings it is a necessary ILLUSION. But ultimately, it is just another ILLUSION”.

    “Free you mind Tsem, free your mind”.

    A message from the “Oracle”.

  23. Paul Yap on Oct 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I always wonder that Nechung was the one who created the conditions for Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to arise as dharma protector, why would he later advised His Holiness Dalai Lama to ban this practise instead? With this story, it clear my doubt for many years. Gaden Phodrang has committed the negative karma, they have to think of a way to purify their karma. Its disheartening to know that it was Nyatrul who created the harm to Dorje Shugden practitioners all these years. I hope something can be done to Nyatrul to peace the angry spirit. He was innocent and died tragically.

  24. Pastor KH Ng on Oct 8, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I have heard for some time about the false prophecies of the Nechung oracle and that the oracle didn’t actually took trance of Nechung; but never knew the details or had any confirmation. This article answered the missing “puzzle” perfectly and explained the reasons for the misprophecies of “Nechung”.
    It shows that karma is very strong and dare I say supreme; so much so that even high Lamas could not subdue these karma. Hence, Nyatrul can be said to be the manifestation of the karma of the Tibetan government and the people.

  25. Harold Musetescu on Oct 8, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Hello

    In Pastor Jean Ai article she tells us of how Serkong Rinpoche was ordered to “Subdue and Destroy” Ayari Tulku.

    He was later ordered to “Subdue and Destroy” Methar. Go to page 144 of “Demons and Oracles of Tibet”. This book has been quoted from Tsem Tulku in the past. You will read on page 144 how Serkong Rinpoche “Subdue but did not Destroy”, Methar. He defied his orders and did not destroy Methar. He made him a Dharmapala and placed him under the mandala of Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden then placed him in the retinue of “Kache Marpo”.

    Why would Serkong Rinpoche try to “Subdue and Destroy” Ayari Tulku but not Methar? Why would he defy the Tibetan Government’s direct orders to “Destroy” him? Why make him a “Dharmapala in Dorje Shugden’s mandala?

    I told Tsem Tulku and Pastor Jean Ai in a private email what the Tengyeling Oracle through Methar stated were the reasons he was saved by H.E. Serkong Rinpoche.

    Please ask them what the Tengyeling Oracle told them.

    Thank you and have a Happy Columbus Day (USA) and Thankgiving (CANADA)

  26. Harold Musetescu on Oct 6, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Hello Pastor Shin Tan,

    Sorry, but you do not have reply button in your comments for me to reply to.

    The Tengyeling Temple is absolutely in no way associated with Demo Tulku’s Tengyeling Monastery.

    I asked the Temple why they named it Tengyeling but never received an answer.

    Did you check out the information about their leader Tenzin Kalsang (Carol Watt) by Mr Hillman? It appears this temple and its leader have “Black Karma”.

    Your comment that just because someone can channel “Dorje Shugden” doesn’t mean their the Panglung Oracle is correct. But if they really are channeling
    “Dorje Shugden” they “Really are an Oracle”. Which “Oracle” is a question someone might ask like you just have.

    If the Tengyeling Oracle is channeling Kache Marpo, Methar and Namkar Barzin there is an easy why to find out. This method was used by the 14th Dalai Lama to prove a woman was the Tenma Oracle. You can see it on “You Tube” under the title of “The Oracle Keeper of Wisdom”. It is a documentary about the Dalai Lama and his State Oracles. If you go to roughly the 22:30 minute mark you will see H.E. Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche. The story line with Jetsum Dhampa is that the 14th Dalai Lama ask him to examine a Tibetan woman to see if she was an “Oracle”. In the final part of that section of the video H.E. Jetsun Dhampa told the 14th Dalai Lama the best way (final test) to find out was for the woman to meet the Nechung Oracle and the Nechung Oracle in trance would know if she was a fake or for real. The Tengyeling Oracle has said that the best way to see if he is 1) an Oracle and 2) the Tengyeling Oracle was to have a Dorje Shugden Oracle go in trance with the Tengyeling Oracle present just like in the “You Tube” video. The Oracle lives only 8 hours away from Bloomington Indiana. This is where the Gameng Oracle lives. Tsem Tulku has stated that the Gameng Oracle is a true Oracle who is taken trance of by Dorje Shugden and Kache Marpo. Kache Marpo can be invoked and he will tell the world if the Tengyeling Oracle is real or “Full of Shit”. If H.E. Tsem Tulku could set up this meeting all your questions Pastor Shin Tan will be answered.

    Pastor Shin Tan would you be so kind as to ask if your beloved teacher Tsem Tulku could set up this meeting. Tsem Tulku could help to resolve this and if the Tengyeling Oracle is real then this would be of great benefit to Dorje Shugden and the world. If the Oracle is not, then he is just another fake. Will you help Pastor Shin Tan??

    I hope I have answered some of your questions.

    Thank you

    • Pastor Shin Tan on Oct 6, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Dear Harold,
      Thank you for your reply. I have some thoughts for you and I hope you don’t mind.

      1. Tsem Rinpoche is not the one interested in recognising Tengyeling oracle so Rinpoche does not need to set any meetings. Tsem Rinpoche has no responsibility towards Tengyeling and their oracles and there is no need to be involved.

      2. Tsem Rinpoche has no connections with Tengyeling oracle and has no say for this oracle to be recognised or not. Tsem Rinpoche is much too pre-occupied with a huge centre to build and run, and already Rinpoche is involved with helping various monasteries he has committed to.

      3. If this is your interest, you should set up the meeting. Since the oracle lives only 8 hours away from your oracle, it would be up to you to set up an audience with Gameng oracle if you see the need. If Tengyeling oracle is well known, then Gameng would know of him/her.

      4. We are 9,458 miles away and it is totally inconvenient for us to do anything about this. It is not within our jurisdiction also.

      If you wish the truth to come out about Methar, Tengyeling, Tengyeling oracle, Demo Rinpoche, then you should make the full effort and put in the time, effort and prayers to do so. This is your passion and I sincerely wish you luck in this. You don’t have others who know nothing of you or your oracle to do any of this.

      Thank you.
      Pastor Shin

      • Harold Musetescu on Oct 6, 2016 at 10:23 am

        Dear Pastor,

        Thank you for your replies. I have some thoughts for you to and I hope you don’t mind.

        1) Could you point out to me where I asked Rinpoche to recognize the Tengyeling Oracle?

        2) You Pastor and some others wanted some proof that the Tengyeling Oracle is who he claims to be. He has stated that it is not the “Messenger (Oracle) that matters but his messages that are important. You don’t ever have to believe he is an Oracle but look at the “messages”. He has always stated you should have a “Dorje Shugden” Oracle examine his messages while they are trance of Kache Marpo to find the true answers to the validity of the “messages”. What if all he has said is true. Do you just throw the “messages out” because the “messanger” doesn’t have a “Corporate stamp of approval certificate of his bona fides on his living room wall certifying from some Lama he is an Oracle”.

        3) When did I say that Tsem Tulku had a “connection with the Tengyeling Oracle”?

        4) I have written that the Tengyeling Oracle has “No interest in public attention”. He does not care if you believe he is an “Oracle”. Your Pastor Jean Ai through Tsem Tulku ask me to help write a guest blog about “Methar” because of my knowledge of Methar. Pastor, my knowledge comes from the Tengyeling Oracle and him alone. His
        knowledge comes for Kache Marpo, Methar and Namkar Barzin.

        5) The Tengyeling Oracle apologies if he has offended you or Tsem Tulku. He was only doing what he was “told to do by the dhamapalas”. To let the world know about the truth of the innocence of Demo Tulku, Nyari Tulku and Methar. To tell the world about the incredible story of Methar and how he became a “Dhamapala and not just a Dhamapala but a Dharmpala under his protector Kache (Tsiu) Marpo”. Something that has never happened before in the history of Dharmapalas.

        6) Now he has told you, Tsem Tulku and the world about Demo Tulku, Nyari Tulku and Methar.

        He thinks that now is maybe the time to say “Good bye”.

        I and the Tengyeling Oracle (?) pray for a long life for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and also for His Eminence Tsem Tulku.

        Please keep Demo Tulku, Nyari Tulku and Methar in your prayers.

        • William P. on Oct 7, 2016 at 6:42 am

          For Harold Musetescu,

          I have not commented here till now but have been following the interchanges between you and Pastor Shin and a few others. I do enjoy some of it and learn from the interchanges. I’ve come to the conclusion and I could be wrong:

          1. You don’t like to be questioned. If you are in a public space, you have to be open to it. When questioned or get answers you don’t like, you say ‘Goodbye’. Do not be offended so easily. You have given nothing for the public to believe anything you say. Be rational. Doesn’t a detective need proof to win in court? Doesn’t a scientist have to prove his theory? Don’t be offended so easily.

          2. You use the Tengyeyling oracle’s name, Methar’s name and your own views as and when convenient. It switches back and forth it seems.You like to override others with Oracle said this or that and Methar/Tsiu Marpo said this or that. Half the times I get confused is it the oracle said this or the deity through the oracle said this. I thought the oracle retired? So why still channeling? You give no proof the oracle had said it nor proof Methar said it. You justify by saying your belief in them does not need our approval. That is true for you. Well our belief in what you said that the oracle/Methar/Tsiu Marpo says needs proof for us to believe though. And if you don’t prove it, then it dies off with you and the rest us of us are left in the cold. When asked more about the oracle, then you said he is old and wants peace and be anyonymous. If he is old and wants peace, then why is he channeling for you? He should be retired?

          3. How do we know you really are friends, or know the Tengyeyling oracle? How do we know if there was a Tengyeling oracle or if he is alive or dead now? How do we know any of this? Just because you said so? We don’t see anything on Tengyeyling oracle on the internet and not much on the Tengyeyling monastery or Demo Tulku online. In fact Tsem Rinpoche’s team is highlighting this Demo Tulku, protector and monastery for the world to read about it and how they were wronged. I am grateful to learn more.

          Some of your stuff seem convincing but overall, I would not fully believe in what you say not because I think you are lying but because proof and evidence are necessary for any rational human to accept or trust something.

          I hope you are cooperative with questions from people when you post. I think Tsem Rinpoche and his people are doing a SPECTACULAR job for our Shugden lineage, people and practice. Tsem Rinpoche has incredible courage to face up to the powers that be at incredible risk to himself it seems. Tsem Rinpoche gives a voice to hundreds of thousands who practice Shugden and are segregated and hated. I think we all should give more support to this as individually, as I am too lazy to do more. I am speaking for myself. I trust Shugden, but what have I done to bring Shugden awareness to others, probably nothing.

          Tsiu Marpo/Kache Marpo/Methar all connected. If Shugden is banned, these three protectors will be automatically seen in a bad light as they are part of his entourage. So it would be good to give more support to people who speak up about this whole ugly ban issue.

          Just my thoughts, don’t be offended.

          William P.

          • Harold Musetescu on Oct 8, 2016 at 12:30 am

            Hello William P.

            There have be many requests here for the Oracle to “Prove” who he is. He has stated that he “What’s to be formally tested” to see if his claims are true.

            He has stated more than once that he has asked that either the “Panglung” or “Gameng” Orales be contacted. They can first have “Kache Marpo” take trance of them and they can either stated that these messages are “True”.If they are ttue then the “Messanger isan “Oracle”What “Oracle”, Kache Marpo can then answer. If they are not true then the man claiming to be the Tengyeling Oracle is a total “Fake”.

            The Tengyeling Oracle has not problem butting his reputation on the line and in the public domain.

            All he was requesting was a simple email from Tsem Tulku to the “Gameng” Oracle. Somethng that would take two or three minutes out of his busy schedule.

            Hope his helps

        • 姓 on Oct 7, 2016 at 9:45 am

          This was a strong and informative post. I like all the discussion going on by various people. I don’t mind the opinions are different because everyone has an interesting view I can learn from. Keep it up!

  27. Sharon Ong on Oct 6, 2016 at 2:24 am

    This is such a brilliant post that helped explain some of the questions that I previously had in my mind about Nechung Oracle. This post provided me with more missing pieces of the jigsaw puzzle. Some of the answers that I found in this post are:
    1) WHO is actually masquerading as Nechung during trances?
    2) WHY is this spirit masquerading as Nechung?
    3) WHAT led to this?

    Thank you for the missing pieces!

  28. Harold Musetescu on Oct 5, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    The 13th Dalai is totally innocent of the murders of Demo Tulku and Nyari Tulku. All the “Black Karma” for the murders of these “Two Living Buddhas” rest at the feet of the “Gaden Phodrang”.The “Gaden Phodrang” and “others” were behind the plot to permanently remove H.H. Demo Tulku from his “Regent’s” throne. The 13th Dalai Lama, Demo Tulku and Nyari Tulku were all innocent victims of the “Gaden Phodrang’s” murderous plot.

    The murder of Drakpa Gyeltsen a “Living Buddha” was done not by the 5th Dalai Lama but by the “Gaden Phodrang”. The 5th Dalai Lama was an innocent victim of their murderous ways.

    We may never know all the “victims” of the “Gaden Phodrang” murderous ways over the centuries. These evil members of the “Gaden Phodrang” continue to reincarnation to this very day and find their way back into the “Gaden Phodrang” and the CTA.

    • Yeshe Kadro on Oct 5, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      @Harold Musetescu,

      You are contradicting yourself. I have been reading your comments on this post below and you said:

      1. The Dalai Lama lineage is responsible for three murders of three tulkus.

      2. You also said the 13th Dalai Lama gave orders for the execution of Nyatrul.

      Now here you say the 13th Dalai Lama is innocent and his lineage is innocent of the executions?

      Which one is it?

      Yeshe Kadro

      • Harold Musetescu on Oct 5, 2016 at 11:40 pm

        Hello Yeshe Kadro

        I have faith in the Tengyeling Oracle. The Oracle has stated that the dharmapala “Methar” of the Kache Marpo retinue has stated this through him.

        • Yeshe Kadro on Oct 5, 2016 at 11:57 pm

          @Harold Musetescu,

          1. So you were wrong when you accused the lineage of Dalai Lamas and 13th Dalai Lama of ordering people to be executed?

          2. Who is the Tengyeling Oracle? Where does this person live? How do we know and verify such a person? You have faith and that is great but your words are not enough for us to believe such an oracle because we don’t know you. Please prove the existence of this oracle and the whereabouts? Thank you.

          Yeshe Kadro

          • Harold Musetescu on Oct 6, 2016 at 12:58 am

            Hello Yeshe Khado

            Both Demo Tulku and Nyari Tulku were falsely found guilty of attempting to murder the Dalai Lama. The “Death Sentences” could only be ordered by the Dalai Lama. It’s a simply legal procedure. Only the Dalai Lama could sentence them to death.

            My belief and devotion to the Tengyeling Oracle does not require that you or anyone else does. If you or anyone does not wish to believe he channels “Methar” you simply don’t have to. As in this very article many Tibetans did no believe in what the Nechung Oracle proclaims.

            Thank you

          • Pastor Shin Tan on Oct 6, 2016 at 1:43 am

            Dear Harold,
            Thank you for sharing valuable information here on the blog. You said that the “Death Sentences” could only be ordered by the Dalai Lama, but you also said that the 13th Dalai is totally innocent of the murders of Demo Tulku and Nyari Tulku.

            So are you saying the Gaden Phodrang plotted the murder and bypassed Dalai Lama’s order/ authority? We are talking about the Regent (Demo Tulku) being killed here. Were there more details provided by the oracle or any documents that we can refer to?

            As you mentioned, the current Tengyeling Oracle (who does channeling and not trance) wishes to remain private. How can we believe the existence of this oracle? Any Lama has verified/confirmed that this is indeed a Tengyeling Oracle? Why is he/she the “Tengyeling” oracle, and not just someone who can channel the protectors? Just wondering…

        • Yeshe Kadro on Oct 6, 2016 at 2:53 am

          @Harold Musetescu,

          “My belief and devotion to the Tengyeling Oracle does not require that you or anyone else does. If you or anyone does not wish to believe he channels “Methar” you simply don’t have to. As in this very article many Tibetans did no believe in what the Nechung Oracle proclaims.”-Harold Musetescu

          Of course your belief in the oracle or what he says does not rely on anyone else to believe. But then the lineage and this tradition ends with you. Just like in the great Gelug monastic tradition, you state the source of the scripture, theory or information. The source when explained is not a question to your integrity but a understanding for the general public that there is a valid source. When this is understood, then the Methar tradition will spread like any tradition and it will benefit others.

          To say something exists based on your belief alone and just for you is fine. But then when you share your belief with others publicly like here, it needs a basis, source or proof. Again asking for proof is not questioning your integrity. Not everyone has the honor to be associated with a oracle. And not everyone knows you. So if you share more and give proof, timing, circumstances and details, it is more beneficial and easier to accept. If accepted more will benefit. If you are stating something, if there is proof there will be more belief and support. If there is more support then the truth of the matter will surface. Then the truth will stick and spread.

          If it is just your word and it’s posted here for the public, no one knows you, so you may be a honest person, but no one will know that.

          Many people do not believe in Nechung’s proclamations as there is much proof of it that is wrong on many occasions. Many high lamas speak of it in their writings. So the proof is there. Nechung not being believed by all is not hearsay or based on one person that we have no knowledge of.

          Yeshe Kadro

          • Harold Musetescu on Oct 6, 2016 at 4:31 am

            First the question from Pastor Shin Tan. The 13 Dalai Lama was a victim of this plot. He believed the evidence was true and not a lie. Based on that he ordered their deaths but he never knew the truth of their innocence.

            Also to Pastor Shin Tan and Yeshe Kadro.

            If you read the comments below all the way to the “Very Last Comment (Pastor Shin” you will see that many of the questions you asked have already been answered.

            By the way have you ever heard of anything in the history of “Dharmapalas” like the story of Methar. His devotion to Tsiu (Kache) Marpo was so great that when through the then Tengyeling Oracle in 1910 Tsiu (Kache) Marpo ordered the followers of Demo Tulku to stand and fight with the Chinese Army, and he did so. Methar followed his Dharmapala’s orders based on his total devotion he had to him and also his trust in Demo Tulku’s (personally chosen and instructed) Tengyeling Oracle. As you know he was captured, tortured, skinned alive, died and became an “Avenging Spirit” just like Nyari Tulku.
            He was subdued by H.E. Serkong Rinpoche, made a “Dharmapala” and bound to Dorje Shugden’s mandala under Kache (Tsiu) Marpo.

            Where Pastor Tan or Yeshe Kadro have you every heard of a man dying for his Dharmapala,then becoming a “Dharmapala” and then being bound by oath to the very Dharmpala (Kache (Tsiu Marpo) whom he had died for.

            To my knowledge this has never happened before or since in the history of Dharmapala’s. This is absolutely incredible and the stuff from which legends are made of.

            Thank you

          • Pastor Shin Tan on Oct 6, 2016 at 6:17 am

            Dear Harold,
            Thank you for the clarification about the 13th Dalai Lama.

            I’ve read the comments, including the very last one. I didn’t find any info on verification or confirmation (from any Lama) that this oracle is confirmed as Tengyeling Oracle?

            Why is he/she the “Tengyeling” oracle, and not just someone who can channel the protectors? Let’s say someone can channel Dorje Shugden, that doesn’t make them the Panglung Oracle for example.

            There is only mention that the when Tsiu (Kache) Marpo first started to channel the present day oracle, he “took” him to see the “old” temple in Toronto. By the way, why did the temple in Toronto decided to use the name Tengyeling (if you know), I went to their website, and it doesn’t seem like it has any connection to the Tengyeling lineage.

            I hope you will provide more info as this will help the readers of the blog to understand more and it also gives more credibility to the information you have provided.

  29. paolorossi4444 on Oct 5, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Excellent research tx.italychampatogme

  30. Pema Özer on Oct 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

    This is all nonsense! If we regard Dalai Lama as Chenrezig’s emanation, isn’t he able to see the truth behind any oracle’s words or even to tame malign spirits?? Or is he not Chenrezig himself?!?

    • Yeshe Kadro on Oct 5, 2016 at 10:40 am

      @Pema Ozer,

      Let’s take your route. If the Dalai Lama is Chenrezig, he should be all knowing and omniscient, so why does he consult oracles at all? Doesn’t he know all the answers? Take a good look at the video.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PcoVLsbIpg

      • Pema Özer on Oct 13, 2016 at 11:17 am

        That’s it! Now, I wonder why people just don’t rely in Jey Tsong Khapa’s dharmapalas (which does not include Dolgyal) and not in the sectarian views of the thon yor Pabhongka? Why do we need to regard a Dalai Lama – invention of men of theocracy – as anything else than a simple monk if the Buddhas have never spoken of a Dalai Lama? Buddha Dharma is freedom from institutions, dogmas and worshipping, not the creation of more. Do you want to practice Dorje Shugden? For me is fine, if it is pure Dharma, not sectarian views such as Pabhongka, the great thomyor, did… If Shugden sadhana is a method for taming the mind and recognize your true nature on the spot, then there’s no need to worry about the power of institutions or even to proselitism. Just keep it practicing. Otherwise, if Jey Tsongkhapa never put the Dolgyal as an enlightened dharmapala, why bothering practicing it?

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Oct 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      You’re right, is he not Chenrezig himself? So why keep speaking against Dorje Shugden? Why not just bind him or subdue him once and for all? Is it because the Dalai Lama not as powerful as Dorje Shugden or is it because Dorje Shugden is NOT a spirit, and is in fact a fully enlightened being who doesn’t have the karma to be killed?

      You’re right, is he not Chenrezig himself? So how come the Dalai Lama couldn’t see Dorje Shugden’s supposed true nature as a so-called spirit when he was practising and relying on Dorje Shugden over 30 years ago? Did he switch off his clairvoyance for 30 years?

      By the way, here is the PRAISE to Dorje Shugden that the Dalai Lama wrote over 30 years ago, to help spread the practice by showing people how to propitiate Dorje Shugden:

      English language post: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61029
      Tibetan language post: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107725

    • Yeshe Kadro on Oct 6, 2016 at 2:57 am

      Pema Ozer,

      The Dalai Lama is a big scholar and famous, but an ordinary person. He has faults and makes mistakes like the rest of us don’t you think? If he was a god, there would be more evidence of this. But it seems there is more evidence that point to the fact he is not a god than he is. He is a great man nevertheless.

      • Pema Özer on Oct 13, 2016 at 10:55 am

        It seems that you’re not measuring the consequences of this. If he is not Chenrezig’s emanation, then he is not a great man, because he accepts that devotees see him like that. If he is Chenrezig, he should either bind evil spirits by oath, destroy them or recognize Dorje Shugden realization. We need to consider that all these views are not what they look like and that this all may just be in our minds. If we look like that, with pure view that we all are Buddhas, then all this Shugden affair is just a question that he wanted to avoid Pabhongka’s sectarian views, that were represented to him in the Shugden propitiation.

        • Yeshe Kadro on Oct 13, 2016 at 11:08 am

          Dear Pema Ozer,

          I don’t understand what you are trying to say.

          Pabongka Rinpoche was not sectarian and Dorje Shugden’s practice was already practiced in the Sakya for four hundred years. Way before it even reached Pabongka Rinpoche. Read this very well researched post: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sakya-lineage-dorje-shugden.html

          • Pema Özer on Oct 13, 2016 at 11:35 am

            What I’m trying to say is that all this is stuff is just the work of wise people as methods to tame the mind. If a practice is non-sectarian, then it’s ok within Buddha Dharma, no matter what a Dalai Lama said or not. All the rest is fool conversation and should be avoided. If you rely on Shugden as Dharma without a hair of doubt, why bothering to engage such discussion on and on, trying to convince yourself or others? What’s the point of it? This is not practice.

            The post you say it is “well researched”, doesn’t point any sources, is just some person’s opinion and not supported by a source. In this fashion, I could say the contrary, that Sakyapas don’t rely on Shugden as a great Dharmapala, but just a minor one. If you trust that post more than my words (because I did research either) or vice-versa, then you’re not practicing, you’re still in doubt about many things, trying to convince yourself and others. Abandon that!

            If you’re not able to judge this by yourself, then this is not Buddha Dharma, which has nothing to do with any kind of spirit, enlightened or not. Why don’t we keep just with the Tathagatha, no matter what form it presents?

            Please, study the Kalama Sutta in its Tibetan version to understand what I say.

            BTW, your view on Phabongkha is very partial, the result of mere trusting in someone else’s words, not an impartial view that looks for the truth.

            Please, read this:

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pabongkhapa_D%C3%A9chen_Nyingpo#Sectarianism

            I know it’s Wikipedia, but at least presents its sources, which is more honest than just hoping that people trust in words because you say something is “well researched” when it’s not.

  31. Anne Ong on Oct 4, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Dear Pastor Jean Ai,
    This is a very interesting article and many good points about it. I also had the same thoughts in mind that,
    “Nechung had requested Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, Panchen Sonam Drakpa and Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen to become a Dharma Protector. It was not logical, therefore, that Nechung would tell the Dalai Lama to ban Dorje Shugden when it was he who created the circumstances for Dorje Shugden to arise.”
    This article is very informative as to why events are today and why Dorje Shugden and devotees are being persecuted. Hope the CTA will come to realised this and do something about the ban as soon as possible.

  32. Harold Musetescu on Oct 3, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Hello Pastor Jean Ai

    The Tengyeling Oracle through Tsiu (Kache) Marpo has allowed the public release of the Mantra for the Dharmapala “Methar”. He states that now is the time for it’s release to benefit the followers of Dorje Shugden and Kache (Tsiu) Marpo.

    The mantra is “Om Methar sarva siddhi hung”.

    Please keep in your prayers Drakpa Gyeltsen Tulku, Nyari Tulku, Demo Tulku and Methar. All who were murdered by the Tibetan Government.

    • Yeshe Kadro on Oct 6, 2016 at 5:59 am

      @Harold Musetescu,

      The grand release of this mantra has already been done back in July 1, 2016 on Dorjeshugden.com’s forum: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5607.0

      So why the sudden big release again here as if it’s the first time?

      drepung and nechung monasteries

      • Harold Musetescu on Oct 6, 2016 at 7:06 am

        Hello Yeshe Kadro,

        I did that on July,01,2016 without first asking the Tengyeling Oracle if it was alright. I did not have permission at that time and made an error. Now the permission was granted.

        Hope this clears that up for you. Thanks for your question.

        Thanks

        • Yeshe Kadro on Oct 6, 2016 at 7:32 am

          @Harold Musetescu,

          Thank you for your reply. I appreciate it.

          1. So the Tengyeling oracle is your guru?
          2. Does he take trance often?
          3. Do you have the practice text (scripture) of Methar? If you do it would be good to share so more can obtain his practice.
          4. You are fortunate to have connections to Kache Marpo. Do you live with the Tengyeling oracle or nearby? Does he/she give teachings/empowerments?

          I am not trying to interrogate you but I rejoice for you.

          Yeshe Kadro

          • Harold Musetescu on Oct 6, 2016 at 8:03 am

            Hello Yeshe Kadro.

            There is not practice text as yet but we have asked Tsem Tulku to contact the Panglung Oracle and the Gameng Oracle for their assistance in this important matter.

            As I have stated on this thread the Tengyeling Oracle does not seek public attention or new followers.

            If he is instructed to do so by one of the Dharmapalas he channels that is a different matter.

            Thank you and I am sorry for not being able to answer some of your questions.

            Please pray for Demo Tulku, Nyari Tulku and Methar.

  33. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Thank you P Jean Ai for avery interesting article.

    At least, one can see now why there have been such wrong prophecies seemingly to have come from Nechung. Yet, logically speaking, Nechung couldn’t have wilfully tried to destroy Dorje Shugden, especially when he had been the one to request Dudzin Drakpa Gyaltsen to promise to arise as a Protector of Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings. He was the one who helped create the conditions for Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to die with some wrath, so as to arise a s a Protector. So how could he now work to thwart Dorje Shugden in his role a s Dharma Protector, by forcing the Dalai Lama to impose a ban on Shugden practice. Nechung himself being on oath to Guru Rinpoche to protect the Dharma, could not possibly be working against the spread of Dharma via Dorje Shugden and Shugden Lamas.

    It is tragic that Nyatrul should have been put to death so cruelly and been publicly humiliated even as he was dying. Yes the Gaden Podrang bear the burden of guilt and the heavy karma for putting an attained being -an innocent being -to death so cruelly. So on their side they will have to suffer the consequences in their inability to bring Nyatrul under control, until the karma is exhausted.

    Nonetheless, as both the Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden are Enlightened, being emanations of Chenrzig and Manjushri, I fail to understand why they cannot see through all this and know it’s coming from a ghost. By right,they should not have been fooled by Nyatrul. Besides the negative karma of the Gaden Phodrang having to be exhausted, there must be a highe r purpose for the ban that brought so much suffering to many. Can bodhisattvas allow suffering. Yes ,if it serves a Higher purpose for the benefit of all.

  34. Uncle Eddie on Oct 3, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    As written, in the past, back in Tibet, when invocation(chendren) was done by the Tibetan Government, Gaden Phodrang, people did not believe in their resulting prophecies or advices. In this respect, People already knew that the Governnment murdered Nyatrul, who had made a vow as he died to destroy the Tibetan Government (and therefore any highlamas or beings related to them). It was also believed that the inability to subdue Nyatrul though they have tried was ineffective. They would be affected by their negative karma of murdering the innocent Nyatrul, who when he died had done no wrong! As said, the Tibetan Government has to experience the consequences of their very bad karmic actions in accordance to the Law of cause and effect,(karma) in this respect, as most of us have learnt! Surprisingly, it looks as though there were no civil law and order in the country during those times!

  35. Freon Tee on Oct 3, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Dear Pastor Jean Ai,

    This is a very interesting article.
    There are several questions that i have
    – If it is not Nechung who is in the Oracle to speak, and it is a spirit, won’t Nechung stopped the spirit?
    – H.H Dalai Lama is known as enlighten being, can’t H.H Dalai Lama differentiate it is a spirit or Nechung?

    ______

    From this article, it seems that the Tibetan are quite violent, they will harm, murdered and killed when things get into theirs ways. The killing karma is very heavy. If they can commit the killing, can i say, they do not really believe in laws of karma? Religion have been uses by them as a scapegoat to get rid of what they do not like then.

    For over decades, the Tibetan’s government have uses oracle to decide on the big decision. Cant they make own decision? The moment they depends on the oracles’ prophecy, are they trying to escape “karma” or they are not capable to handle the problems they face?

    The ban of Dorje Shugden was advise by “Nechung”. From this article, it is very true that if it is Nechung requested Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen arise as Dharma Protector, it is impossible that Nechung will ban his own “request”.

    Anyhow, in this era, if a government still depends on the oracle to made decision on behalf of them, i think they should not be a parliament to vote etc. Just ask the oracle will do. Hopes the Central Tibetan Government could understand that it is important to looks at their people’s needs than blindly believed and harm their people. The Dorje Shugden’s ban have brought no benefit to anyone, but segregation and disharmony.

    ________

  36. Datuk May on Oct 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    This article definitely give much answers over the topic of Karma, the cause and effects of our actions. Thank you Pastor Jean Ai.

    It is good that we are still able to hear and listen to logical special oral transmission of history which give many answers to what had been on my mind as to how absurd the Dalai Lama Lineage and Tibetan government is so blinded by the misprophecies of Nechung.

    As we all know that Nechung is the pehar who caused the arising of Dorje Shugden and it all was not logical that Nechung should now be invoking the ban on Dorje Shugden.

    This article is very informative as to why “events” are today and why Dorje Shugden and devotees are being persecuted.

    May the “black karma” of the Tibetan Government be purified and we are at peace to devote our faith in Dorje Shugden.

  37. Harold Musetescu on Oct 3, 2016 at 5:50 am

    The Dalai Lama’s lineage and his governments are responsible for the “Murder of Three Living Buddhas”.

    We are taught to see our lamas especially our “Tulkus” as living Buddhas.

    The greatest sin a Buddhist can commit is to “Murder a Living Buddha”. The “Black Karma” that is committed is beyond belief or description.

    The murder of Drakpa Gyeltsen Tulku, Nyari Tulku and Demo Tulku are the “Murders of Three Living Buddhas”.

    These “Three Murders of Living Buddhas” and their “Black Karma” rest that the feet of the Dalai Lama’s lineage and his governments.

  38. Sofi on Oct 3, 2016 at 3:54 am

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this really interesting article on the possibility of the Nechung Oracle taking trance of another harmful being instead. Now at least we may know why so many prophecies or advices were wrong and harmful. I must say that the karma of the Tibetan government seem very heavy after all those murder of the innocents, especially practitioners. I am amazed that these officials who are so close to the “King” Dalai Lama could act so criminal without impunity. However even knowingly having the spirit Nyatrul taking over the Nechung Oracle, why had not the Dalai Lamas put a stop to reliance on his prophecies or advices? After all he is Buddha Cherenzig and would have the enlightened mind to know what is true and what is false. How incredibly cruel his ministers were to skin Nyari Tulku alive and left him to die a slow painful death.

    And from this possible false “Nechung” came the advice to ban the Dorje Shugden practice that had been propitiated for 400 years. This ban brought so much suffering to the Shugden practitioners, especially Sangha members who were expelled from their monasteries, the only home that they had known since young. Even until today, the Shugden practitioners are still suffering the karma of the CTA government but with the recent softening of the Dalai Lama’s stance on Dorje Shugden, the ban on his practice may be lifted swiftly. May the reinstatement of Protector Dorje Shugden bring blessings to all who will start to propitiate him and rely on him. OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA!

  39. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 3, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Dear PJA

    Thank you for this interesting article. I have been hearing rumours that the spirit taking trance of Tibet state oracle is not actually Nechung. Only after reading this article I know in more details what spirit and the history of this spirit.

    When reading this article, I was wondering why the Dalai Lama, who is the emanation of Buddha of Compassion and should actually know that the spirit possessing the Nechung oracle did not say anything. I guess it was because CTA and people in exile have the karma to be fooled by these spirits. Another indication of this is, the spirit possessing the Nechung Oracle have given many inaccurate prophecies. Therefore it does not make sense to continue believing in his prophecies. And yet, the Tibetan leadership in exile and others continued to believe in this spirit although his track record is not clean. I always wonder why. The article has somewhat answered my question – it is because they have the karma to be fooled.

    Thank you once again for this article

    Valentina

  40. Stella Cheang on Oct 2, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    This article about Nyatrul is both revealing and educational. From what we had read about the mis-prophecies from Nechung, the unanswered question had always been why would “Nechung”, the spirit who was subdued by Guru Rinpoche could be giving oracles that harm Tibet and the people. The information given by Geshe-la suggested that it was the harmful spirit Nyatrul who entered the oracles and did the mischiefs. And it was all because of the Tibetan government past evil deed for wrongfully accusing someone innocent. The Tibetan government has to experience the consequences of their actions, according to the law of cause and effect (karma). For there is no way a spirit can harm them. I wonder will the Four Opponent Powers to purify their negative karma work better than the fire pujas or Kangsor that had been applied but failed to subdue Nyaltrul? Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for this indubitable write up on the unsolved mystery of Nechung’s oracles.

  41. Joy Kam on Oct 2, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Wow! Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this very interesting write up! It makes a lot of sense and a lot of things are clearer now! Now we know the truth in why is Nechung so contradictory to himself, first he asked Dorje Shugden to arise then he bans Dorje Shugden makes no sense at all. But now it does and knowing that it was another spirit/Nyatrul Tulku entering and disturbing the Dalai Lama’s ministers and government, making them pay back for their evil deeds makes complete sense. But doesn’t the Dalai Lama in His clairvoyance as Chenrezig know all this? And if he does, why did he choose to follow the fake Nechung/ Nyatrul’s advice to ban Dorje Shugden? Unless He knows and he followed along as there is a grander reason for all this — to spread Dorje Shugden? Otherwise why did the Dalai Lama not see this coming and went a long with it?

    I feel extremely sorry for Demo Rinpoche and Nyatrul Tulku and how a Buddhist government would wrong torture and kill someone so cruelly? To skin him like so is just pure evil, no matter what, even if he did something wrong. Then again we must remember Tibetans were literally a barbaric society.

    I hope the Dalai Lama’ government would read this and repent for their crimes and sins because it does not look good for them as the end result is confirmed, they will end and be destroyed by Nyatrul or rather by their own negative karma. And as if that is not enough, imagine the negative karma accumulated from killing Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and now banning Dorje Shugden, again two more innocent events! As we dig deeper, the truth slowly unveils and CTA becomes more and more of joke to the entire exile Tibetan people. They will drag their own people down, they will destroy themselves if they don’t repair what they’ve done to Demo Rinpoche, Nyatrul Tulku and Tulku Dragpa Gyetsen. Haven’t they learnt and realise form not being able to subdue Dorje Shugden?

    So now everything they say that is coming from”Nechung” is really questionable. I think Nechung is quite fed up with them too, hence allows Nyatrul to enter the Nechung oracle and continuously give wrong prophesies! The CTA better wake up and they are heading towards self destruction as Nyatrul will see to it.

  42. Harold Musetescu on Oct 2, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    It is correct that Nyari Tulku, “Nyatrul” was innocent. He was falsely convicted and murdered on orders of the 13th Dalai Lama.

    H.H. Demo Tulku was along side Nyari Tulku falsely convicted and murdered for the same plot. H.H. Demo Tulku was stuffed into a barrel that was then filled with water. He drowned and just like Nyari Tulku he was not given a proper burial. He was thrown into a river will still inside the barrel.

    Ask yourselves who gained from the “Regent” Demo Tulku’s death. Start with the new “Regent” of Tibet who gained all that status, power, wealth and property that came along with the new title of “Regent”. The “Game of (Regent) Thrones” was lost by Demo Tulku.

    Both men were murdered on the orders of the 13th Dalai Lama for a murder plot they did not do. They were both innocent but that did not matter. H.H. Demo Tulku’s reincarnation lineage was destroyed by the 13th Dalai Lama. The next incarnation of Demo Tulku was recognized by the 13th Dalai Lama. The boy was the Dalai Lama’s “nephew” (surprise, surprise) . The monks of Tengyeling Monastery the official seat of Demo Tulku (a Mongolian tulku lineage like Tsem Tulku) refused to accept the boy as their reincarnated teacher. They knew he was falsely enthroned by the 13th Dalai Lama. He wanted his “nephew” to possess all the wealth and property of the late Demo Tulku estate.

    In 1910 the monks of Tengyeling Monastery join with the Chinese Army who had just expelled the 13th Dalai Lama. They allowed the Chinese Army to garrison their troops at Tengyeling. The Oracle of Tengyeling was taken trance by Tsiu (Kache) Marpo. Tsiu (Kache) Marpos was the official protector of Tengyeling and Demo Tulku built a protector chapel for him. In 1910 Tengyeling Oracle while in trance told the monks to rise up and fight against the 13th Dalai Lama. The monks having great faith in Demo Tulku and his “personal” protector Tsiu (Kache) Marpo rose up to fight along side the Chinese Army against the 13th Dalai Lama.

    Unfortunately the rebellion failed and in 1912 the Chinese Army surrendered after they stopped receiving supplies and reinforcements from China. The treasurer of Tengyeling was named “Methar” he was tortured by the Dalai Lama’s troops. They wanted him to reveal the hiding place of all the gold, silver and precious gems of Tengyeling Monastery. He refused and was “skinned alive”. “Methar” became a revenging demon and caused great suffering. He was subdued by Serkong Rinpoche and was placed into the Dorje Shugden mandala under Kache (Tsiu) Marpo.

    The 13th Dalai Lama ordered the total destruction of Tengyeling Monastery. The Demo Tulku lineage was destroyed as was the Tengyeling Oracle lineage.

    To this day Nyari Tulku (Nyatrul) fights against the Dalai Lama lineage. As does His Holiness Demo Tulku and his followers. As does the Dharmapala Kache (Tsiu) Marpo as does the Dharmapala Methar.

    Please remember in your prayers H.H. Demo Tulku, Tsiu (Kache) Marpo, Methar and the Tengyeling Oracle.

    • Crystal on Oct 2, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      I don’t doubt this story Henry, but can you tell us the source of this story? Did you hear it from a lama, read it from somewhere? Can somehow we can verify this?

      • Harold Musetescu on Oct 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm

        Hello Crystal

        First my name is Harold and you can start your journey by simply googling “Demo Tulku” and Tengyeling Monastery. You can also google the book “Demons and Oracles of Tibet”. Under the chapter on “Dorje Shugden” go to the last page I think its 144 and you can read about “Methar”. I also heard about all this from the present day Tengyeling Oracle.
        Thank you for your interest.

    • Herlios on Oct 2, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      @Henry, I am very fascinated by the ‘protector’ Methar and Tengye Ling oracle as in your story. Do you know where to find a picture of Methar and Tengye Ling oracle. I am very much interested in Methar. Does he have a mantra of Methar? Do you know the iconography of Methar? What is his color, how many arms, what clothes he wears, any hat, how many eyes, riding on anything, position of body and arms and legs? Thank you

      • Harold Musetescu on Oct 2, 2016 at 6:31 pm

        Hello Herlios

        There are no pictures of Methar or the late Tengyeling Oracle. The present day Tengyeling Oracle does not wish to present himself to the public.

        You can see a thangka of Demo Tulku, Nyari Tulku,Methar and Tsiu (Kache) Marpo. Go to “ebay” and search under “Tsiu Marpo thangka”. There is only one thangka there and you will see “Tsiu (Kache) Marpo in the center. In the top left hand corner is “Demo Tulku”, in the top right hand corner is “Nyari Tulku, the botton right had corner “Methar” and the bottom left hand corner a “dakini”.

        Due to tantric rules the “Mantra” of Methar is secret and not for public viewing.

        The thangka iconography of Methar is the following. From the head up he has a human face with his fangs biting into his lower lip. His hair is in a top knot. Methar was not a monk but a lay person. From the neck down he is naked and skinned alive. In his right hand he holds a spear and in his left hand a mala (rosary) of human skulls. He is standing on a corpse (demon) with his spear stuck in its heart and his mala (rosary) used as a “Lasso” tied around the corpse’s neck. All of this is set on an “Ocean of Blood”.

        Thank you for your interest.

        • Herlios on Oct 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

          Dear Harold,

          Thank you for your reply. I find this deity Methar extremely fascinating. It is amazing how much harm was done to H.H. Demo Rinpoche in Tibet, Tengyeling Monastery and to the treasurer (Methar). Stories of true accounts like this should not be hidden. The world or at least interested parties should know the truth. It is important. I am so glad it is here so when people google, at least it might land them here.

          I figure if H.H. Demo Rinpoche, nephew and Methar and all of them were really involved with the conspiracy against 13th Dalai Lama, if they were caught and punished, they would not be so angry. Because they were falsely accused, then Methar became very angry and arose as a ferocious spirit to right the wrongs. It is by the power of truth, Methar arose as this spirit. They were wronged. After all Methar was practicing guru devotion and protecting his guru and because of that he was flayed and killed by the Tibetan government. His guru devotion was great. I guess due to the merits of protecting his guru as best he can before dying, later he had the merits to become a dharma protector. If he didn’t have the merits, Serkong Rinpoche would not have been able to place him in Dorje Shugden’s entourage. Methar’s story touches me deeply. I would very much like to have a picture of Methar and chant his mantra and invoke his energy to be in my life.

          It will be very good if a blog post on Methar comes out and we can refer to it in the future. It would be nice if there were prayers to Methar that we can recite daily available.

          Stories like this should not be hidden. The best sort of ‘revenge’ against the crimes committed against them is to get these stories out and make Methar’s practice popular and well known. I am sure the exiled Tibetan govt would like to cover their past misdeeds and all this is forgotten. We should make sure it is not forgotten by having a blog post, make Methar’s practice available and his image available. I realize his image is tantric/sacred in nature, but the benefits of sharing Methar now is more beneficial then keeping him hidden. As there are not many people who know about Methar now, there is a danger his practice/story/lineage may disappear. That would be a shame. I hope something can be done to preserve this. I am sure there are practitioners out there who have a affinity with Methar and would like to know more and practice more like me.

          Thank you Harold and everyone here for all this information. I really enjoy it and consider this a blessing.

          Herlios

          P.S. One question: Is Tsiu Marpo and Kache Marpo the same exact being or different and related or how?

    • Joy Kam on Oct 2, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      The treasurer of Tengyeling was named “Methar” he was tortured by the Dalai Lama’s troops. They wanted him to reveal the hiding place of all the gold, silver and precious gems of Tengyeling Monastery. He refused and was “skinned alive”. “Methar” became a revenging demon and caused great suffering. He was subdued by Serkong Rinpoche and was placed into the Dorje Shugden mandala under Kache (Tsiu) Marpo. —- This is very interesting! Yes would like to know more and if there are pictures of him or if you could describe him more please?

      Also would love to see pictures of the Oracle of Tengyeling was taken trance by Tsiu (Kache) Marpo?

      Thank you Harold for sharing a lot of interesting information and appreciate to know where it’s coming from 🙂

      • Harold Musetescu on Oct 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm

        Hello Joy Kam

        I think I have answered most of your questions in my replies to Crystal and Herlios.

        There are no photos of the previous Tengyeling Oracle. The present day Tengyeling Oracle is and old man who wishes to remain private. He does not seek or wish public attention. He states that he is only a messanger for Tsiu (Kache) Marpo and it is the message that is important and never the messanger. He also states that in the old days “Oracles” were meant for questions about the “Dharma” and not like today about who you should marry or should I buy this house.

        He states that he does not take “full trance” of Tsiu (Kache) Marpo but he “channels” him. Tsem Tulku speaks about the difference between “full trance” and “channeling” in his “youtube” video titles “Taking Trances”.

        The Oracle jokes about how he and Marpo are room mates in the same apartment (His consciousness).

        Thank you for your interest.

        • Harold Musetescu on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:25 pm

          You should also know part of the strange tale of the present “Tengyeling Oracle”. He was born “stateless” in a refugee camp. The Oracle has lived in Toronto Canada for over six decades.

          What is really strange is that in all the world there are two “Tengyeling Temples”. One in Lhasa that is Nyingma and has nothing to do with H.H. Demo Tulku. The other is in TORONTO where the present Tengyeling Oracle lives.

          Years and years ago when Tsiu (Kache) Marpo first started to channel the present day Tengyeling Oracle he “took” him to see the “old” temple in Toronto. The Oracle was excited and unsure what to expect. When he arrived there he saw the sign “Tengyeling Buddhist Temple” and on the side of the temple was a large photograph of the 14th Dalai Lama. When he saw the photo he became very cold inside and left, never to return. He did not know why at that time he felt that way. It was only later that it was revealed to him by Tsiu (Kache) Marpo why he felt that way and why he never returned there. Go to google for images of the old Toronto Tengyeling Temple.

          It was only years that that an former monk from this temple exposed it was being run as a cult. Sean Hillman was an ordained monk there for seven years (see youtube “7 years in a tibetan buddhist temple” and google his name and Tengyeling to see his continuing fight to expose its corrupt leader Tenzin Kalsang, Carol Watt).

          What are the odds of the present day Tengyeling Oracle living in the same city where there is the one and only Gelug Tengyeling Temple in the WORLD.

          The Tengyeling Monastery of H.H. Demo Tulku was destroyed in 1912 on orders of the 13th Dalai Lama. One hundred and fourteen years later in 2016 there is now a new corrupted cult like Tengyeling Temple dedicated to the 14th Dalai Lama in Toronto. What do we also find in Toronto in 2016? Demo Tulkus Tengyeling Monastery’s present day Oracle.

          This is only part of the incredible story of the present day Tengyeling Oracle.

          Pray for Demo Tulku, Nyari Tulku (Nyatrul),Methar and Tsiu (Kache) Marpo).

          • Joy Kam on Oct 3, 2016 at 1:23 pm

            Dear Harold,

            Thank you very much for your wealth of information… yes I couldn’t agree with you more and the oracle that now a days people do not ask the oracles about Dharma related subjects but more the worldly mundane’s of samsara… times of degeneration I guess.

            Yes I googles and saw the Tengyeling Temple dedicated to the 14th Dalai Lama in Toronto. It’s really interesting or rather shocking to learn all these stories or rather hidden crimes by the Dalai Lama’s government, and up till this day they still continue to do so. I am with Herlios that such stories should definitely be shared and exposed for the world to know…. written and preserve so that our future generations will hear the truth.

            Your description of Methar is very interesting indeed. I went to google and found this (see attached), is this the thangka you described above of Tsui Marpo? So Methar is on the bottom right in a ‘general’ type of outfit? And the bottom left is a naked dakini holding a heart and mala (thangka is apparently sold)? Or is this thangka the wrong one?

            I still cannot believe that in a so called Buddhist government, such cruel acts or torture and killing was approved? I really cannot comprehend that part of the ruling… and how is it possible that no other Lamas question that? This is no democratic government let alone a Buddhist one, I am amazed they lasted this long.

            TsuiMarpo

          • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Oct 3, 2016 at 7:28 pm

            Hi Harold,

            Thank you for your comments. It has been brought to Rinpoche’s attention that you know some things about Tengyeling and Methar. Our Rinpoche has been very interested in Methar and anything associated with Tsiu Marpo, Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden.

            It seems like you have a lot of information. Would you like to help us get a blog post up about Tengyeling, Methar and what happened in your own words, and we will be glad to publish it?

            The greatness of Tengyeling, the Demo Tulku line of incarnations, Methar and Tsiu Marpo should not be forgotten, but it seems the powers that be want to suppress all of this. So it would be good to get a nice article out that talks in a gentle way about what has been happening because it will garner more viewers and more sympathy.

            Pastor Jean Ai

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

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

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

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 05:24 PM
    Very interesting:


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
15 hours ago
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
18 hours ago
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
18 hours ago
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
18 hours ago
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
1 week ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
1 week ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 week ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 week ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 week ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
3 weeks ago
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
4 weeks ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
4 weeks ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 months ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
2 months ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
2 months ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
2 months ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
2 months ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
3 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
3 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
4 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
4 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
4 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
4 months ago
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
4 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
4 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
5 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
5 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
6 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
6 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
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  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your question, it is good to see you back and asking more questions. Yes you are right, there are differences in the tunes and chants between the lineages. The differences can vary significantly between the traditions, for example the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is known for its extremely deep throat singing which is very powerful and is characterised by a low, booming voice, in contrast to the other traditions. Even within a particular tradition, there can be slight variations as to the manner in which the chants and tunes are performed. For example those monasteries are which are affiliated with Gyume will have one way of throat singing, where those affiliated with Gyuto will have another. As far as I am aware there is no professional sheet music for the rituals, most probably because the music is actually an integral part of the ritual itself. Therefore the music, tunes, and chants are all taught at the same time the ritual and prayers are. The tunes, and use of the instruments all have specific meanings, because they are considered to be offerings to the deities in the form of sound. The monasteries would not have copies of sheet music either, because sheet music is western practice. The use of ritual music within Tibetan Buddhism is more of one based on memory. In the Kechara organisation, the puja team was trained in such ritual instruments at the same time they learnt the particular ritual from monks from the monastery, such as the puja of Dorje Shugden. From what I saw of the training, the musical tunes, and use of instruments was not written down but taught experientially at the same time as the chanting. I have not come across any other instruments being used in pujas apart from the traditional ritual instruments, because even the instruments themselves have a specific meaning. That is not say that school instruments cannot be used. This is because, as long as the offering is sincere, the Buddhas and enlightened deities will accept it, and in turn you will generate great amounts of merit. Offerings should be made to the best of our ability, therefore if you do not have access to the ritual instruments, or do not know how to play them, but you know how to play other instruments, and use these instruments as offerings to the Buddhas during pujas, the amount of merit you generate will be the same. This is because you are sincere with your offering. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 20, 2017 10:16
    Grigoris asked: Excuse me, but I would like to ask, what does the prayer to Shangmo Dorje Putri say exactly? I can't read Tibetan, but would like to see the description that the prayer gives. I am not planning to say the prayer or make interaction(as it would be very dangerous), but would like to see what it actually says from the Tibetan text. Here's the link: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/shangmo-dorje-putri-the-bamo-of-sakya.html
    pastor answered: Dear Grigoris, Thank you for your question. Shangmo Dorje Putri is indeed a fascinating unenlightened Dharma protector. Unfortunately at the moment, we do not have a translated copy of the text in English that we can provide. The usual format for such texts, would include an invocation, making offerings to appease them, and then exhortations for them to perform their activities, possibly followed by thanking them for their help. One thing is for certain, due to the nature of Shangmo Dorje Putri her prayer is sure to include violent imagery, just like many other Dharma protectors, such as Achi Chokyi Drolma (who even though has a peaceful appearance, has a lot of violent imagery in her prayers). The reason behind the violent imagery is explained in the post about Achi Chokyi Drolma here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
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