Tsem Rinpoche and China

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Growing up in America in the 1970s, I experienced heavy racism and taunts of being a 'chink' although I was Tibetan/Mongolian. The accusation of having a connection with China continues up to today but nowadays, it's due to my Dorje Shugden practice.

Growing up in America in the 1970s, I experienced heavy racism and taunts of being a ‘chink’ although I was Tibetan/Mongolian. The accusation of having a connection with China continues up to today but nowadays, it’s due to my Dorje Shugden practice.

Dear friends around the world,

I thought I would share some thoughts about the ‘association’ with China people make with people of my faith. My interest in China is not borne out of political motivations or objectives. Long before the Sino-Tibetan conflict, and even before China arose as a global super-power, from a very young age I had already liked and admired China for her tremendous contributions to the world in the sciences, arts, culture, philosophies, religion, astronomy and for her rich cultural history. My admiration of Chinese culture is no different to some other people’s fondness for the Greek or Aztec culture which is to say, it is a matter of intellectual interest and it has never been a political move.

My grandfather, Migyur Wang, the last ruler of Xinjiang which is now a part of China.

My grandfather, Migyur Wang, the last ruler of Xinjiang which is now a part of China.

Actually, my family hails from regions that are now parts of China and to this day, I still have relatives there, particularly in Xinjiang and also Tibet. And my connection with the Chinese people has also grown because it is the Malaysian people of Chinese descent who have been assisting me all this time, in building a Dharma centre to spread the Buddha’s teachings. These are historical facts and truths that cannot simply be brushed aside simply because in 1996 the Tibetan leadership made an issue out any relationships with China.

So, today it is common for Dorje Shugden people to be accused of being Chinese agents or political sympathisers of China against His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The truth is, there is no historical fact to support this wrong accusation and in fact, it defies simple common sense. The Shugden practice began in the 17th century, long before any kind of geopolitical conflicts and since that time, there has not been any connection between this Protector practice and Chinese politics. In fact, there was no so-called connection until the Tibetan leadership started talking about it almost 400 years after the practice began!

In some quarters in the West, this false accusation has found some support among those who are ambivalent about China’s rise that threatens the status quo, and among those who favour these Western powers. For this reason, and also people’s general lack of awareness for Chinese culture, the accusation against Dorje Shugden has been able to prevail. But if you consider the situation objectively, free from any kind of bias for one side or another, it is just not logical to say that all Shugden people are bad, and all Chinese people are bad. To make such a sweeping statement is irresponsible and illogical, because it manipulates the emotions of the Tibetan people who feel very strongly about their political troubles. But these sweeping statements are not supported at all by evidence or facts. Logically speaking, there are good and undesirable people in China. There are also good and undesirable people in the West, and in the Tibetan government and even within the ranks of Dorje Shugden practitioners. I am not unreasonable and unrealistic to ignore this. But, and I repeat myself, to accuse all Shugden practitioners of having a connection to China simply because of their faith is a mass generalisation that has no basis, evidence, proof or facts.

I do have connections with China. I will continue to have connections with China. These connections are my relatives in China (Tibet/Xinjiang), my friends, monasteries associated with my Buddhist lineage and also my heritage that comes from China. My heritage is my father who comes from Tibet and is ethnically Tibetan, and my mother who comes from Xinjiang and is ethnically Mongol. I will continue to contact my relatives and friends, and visit them also and there is nothing political about that. I am connected to China also because of my race and my admiration of their immensely rich culture since four decades. There is nothing wrong with being connected to China. I am doing nothing wrong with these connections. No one has the right to criticise my connections to China as it’s my personal affair. I have no connections politically to China or the government of this powerful country and if I did, there is nothing wrong and it’s no one’s business. I do not engage in politics. At the same time, I am a Dorje Shugden practitioner now and will always be till the end of my life for strictly spiritual reasons. People may degrade me for it, but that does not deter me one bit because in life whatever you do, there will be criticism in one way or another. It’s part and parcel of life.

I believe all human beings have the right to choose the religion of their choice. No political or spiritual leader may criticise and override this basic human right. All civilised countries allow their citizens to practise the path of their choice. No spiritual or political leader of these civilised countries would condemn and enforce or ‘gently’ advise against any spiritual path. It is undemocratic and archaic, and would not reflect well on the leader. No leader of these countries would goad their citizens to admonish, segregate or condemn any religion or their followers because it is against human rights. No spiritual leader should ever advise against anyone’s spiritual practice for any reasons as this is the freedom enshrined for every citizen. Whether my religious choice of practice, gods, God and path will bring me to heaven or hell is not anyone’s business. Some people say spiritual leaders can advise or direct us from wrong to correct paths. But where do we draw the line? It is my choice. So if a spiritual leader’s speech in ‘advising’ against a practice as in this case Dorje Shugden, brings segregation, attacks, disharmony and hatred, he or she should not advise and desist. I hope to have greater connections to China for spiritual reasons and for reasons of my relatives and friends. I will connect with any country, be friends with anyone and practise what religion I like and I will share my religion with those interested and that is my choice. I respect China greatly as I do my homeland Tibet and Xinjiang. I wish the people there happiness, prosperity and peace.

So to say that Dorje Shugden practitioners have a Chinese connection that is politically motivated, and therefore they are bad, and to repeat this over and over again without any facts is actually racism because it is implying that to be Chinese or connected to the Chinese, is somehow bad. Hence we see in the Dorje Shugden debacle how a good religion has been smeared with politics by the intent of the Tibetan leadership. And this mix has never been good or beneficial.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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When I was younger, growing up in New Jersey, I experienced heavy racism in school from the Caucasian kids that were there, and it was almost a daily affair for some time. It wasn’t throughout my school years but it was around the 7th and early 8th grade, more the 7th grade. They would have a lot of racist names like ‘chink’ and they’d make fun of your eyes and your name, and they would do it almost every day and sometimes it would become violent. To the people there who are quite ignorant, everybody who is Asian is just Chinese. It’s like saying that everybody who is Caucasian is just English. Due to their ignorance, they would just call everybody and anybody who is Asian a ‘chink’, and it was very demoralising and demeaning. So after a while, I kind of connected with Asians, I connected with other Asians and Asian people because well, they’re not going to say things like that to you, are they?

'Thanks' to the racist taunts and bullying, I was motivated to form a closer connection with my friends and family of Asian origin.

‘Thanks’ to the racist taunts and bullying, I was motivated to form a closer connection with my friends and family of Asian origin.

So as we grew older, I’ve always wanted to live in the East, and since a very young age, you know, coincidentally I’ve always been interested in Chinese culture, Chinese royalty, Chinese archaeology and architecture, and generally the country. I used to think that China was a very old and ancient, sophisticated culture. When I was growing up, China was quite poverty-stricken or not doing very well, but these days China has risen to the top, and so in a way when China rises to the top, to some people in the West who are ignorant, they think that everybody’s Chinese, and it kind of raises the status quo of Asians in those ignorant people’s eyes, not that that matters at all, because all people are equal no matter what. So, I personally don’t have any connection to China, or anything in China. I would love to have a connection to China because I admire the culture, just like some people admire Greek culture, some people admire Aztec culture, Egyptian culture. I admire Chinese culture and I don’t think there is anything wrong. For most of my adult life, I’ve had the fortune to live in Malaysia where part of the population is Chinese. They don’t have anything to do with China because they are Malaysian Chinese, and they’ve been very kind in assisting me in helping to build, to learn Dharma, to propagate the Dharma, and do all kinds of activities: fundraise, study, meditate and do practices, so I am quite indebted to the Chinese people of Malaysia who don’t have anything to do with China, but in general I’m very enamoured with Chinese culture and I relate to it. Well, my relatives, my father’s side relatives live in Tibet, which is now a part of China. Whether people like it or not, that’s just how it is now. I’m not saying I agree or don’t agree, but that’s just a fact. My mother’s side of the family are in Xinjiang, which is a part of China too. So all of my relatives, mother and father’s sides are all in China, and I would love to connect with them and visit China to visit my blood relatives there.

Addressing Malaysian Chinese during my early years in Malaysia. A large part of the Malaysian population is made up of people of Chinese descent, who have no connections with China whatsoever but have been very kind in assisting me with my works. Those who use the Shugden issue to push their own agendas will not recognise this distinction and simply falsely accuse all of us as having connections with the Chinese leadership.

Addressing Malaysian Chinese during my early years in Malaysia. A large part of the Malaysian population is made up of people of Chinese descent, who have no connections with China whatsoever but have been very kind in assisting me with my works. Those who use the Shugden issue to push their own agendas will not recognise this distinction and simply falsely accuse all of us as having connections with the Chinese leadership.

Now, when I received the Dorje Shugden initiation and practice 30 years ago, there was no talk about China, there was no talk about being connected with China, or that being connected with China was bad, or was politically sensitive or negative; China’s just China, I am who I am. But since 1996, the Tibetan leadership has made a consistent effort to categorise people who practise Dorje Shugden as people related to China, or working for China or receiving China’s funds, which I find very silly and illogical because there are tens of thousands of Dorje Shugden practitioners now, and before the 1996 ban created by the Tibetan leadership. And also for the last 400 years, people have been practising Dorje Shugden since the time of the His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama and well, they had nothing to do with China, they’re just practising it for their own spiritual reasons as given to them by their Guru. That’s what I am doing, I practise Dorje Shugden because it was given to me by my Guru, and it has nothing to do with China. So when the Tibetan leadership likes to label people that everyone and anyone who practises Dorje Shugden, EVERYONE and ANYONE who practises Dorje Shugden is a paid agent of China is ridiculous. It’s like saying all Tibetans follow the Middle Way, and they’re not into independence or Rangzen, which is not true. There are factions of Tibetans who are pro-Rangzen and Tibetan independence from China, and there are factions of Tibetans who are Middle Way, and just because you are Tibetan, it doesn’t mean you follow the Middle Way.

Similarly, just because you practise Dorje Shugden, it doesn’t mean you have connections with China. And if you do have connections with China, it doesn’t mean you are paid by China or you are part of the Chinese system of whatever people perceive them to be doing to Tibet. Therefore, Tibetans who practise Dorje Shugden are immediately categorised as agents of the Chinese, which is ridiculous because there’s so many of us, and there have been tens of thousands of us, and it’s been for 400 years and we couldn’t have been agents. The reason we were categorised as agents of the Chinese is that it appeals to the West who have ambivalent feelings about China’s rise to power, wealth and prosperity. Not all, but some people in the West are ambivalent because some of the Western countries along with Japan have been #1, #2, #3. And now, when China’s kind of taking over, some people can be ambivalent or perhaps little uncomfortable with it, and some people are comfortable. So by Tibetan leadership saying that Dorje Shugden practitioners are practising Dorje Shugden and they are siding with China, it kind of wins over the Western ambivalence towards China and it kind of matches their scheme of things to suppress Dorje Shugden practitioners and have them treated unfairly.

Are all of these world and business leaders spies and agents of the Chinese? If it is ridiculous to accuse them of such, how come it is logical to accuse a Shugden practitioner of having a connection with the Chinese leadership simply because of their faith?

Are all of these world and business leaders spies and agents of the Chinese? If it is ridiculous to accuse them of such, how come it is logical to accuse a Shugden practitioner of having a connection with the Chinese leadership simply because of their faith?

So therefore throughout history, politics has always been mixed with religion, and religion has been mixed with politics, and that’s not very good. When religion is mixed with politics, religion becomes impure and politics become something that can be used to harm. Throughout history, there’s always some sort of labelling that leaders are divine, infallible, and that they are ordained by God, or incarnations of a god or whatever, and then people go along with that. So what happens is this is, my point is that Dorje Shugden practitioners…maybe there are some, one or two or three who are pro-China, maybe there are Dorje Shugden practitioners who are not pro-China. For me, I like China, I’ve liked China, I’ve respected and admired China since I was a child and that’s been going on 40 years. I admire them as a race, and I admire them as an ancient, sophisticated, intelligent and very powerful race of people who have contributed greatly to world development, just like many other races on this planet. My admiration of China has nothing to do with politics because I’ve never ever been involved in politics and I never will be. So therefore my practice of Dorje Shugden has nothing to do with China, it never had anything to do with China, and it will never have anything to do with China. China and Dorje Shugden are different. China is a country that I admire – just like some people admire Greece, Brazil, the Aztecs, some people admire the USA, whatever it is – and my spiritual practice is Dorje Shugden and these are completely two different things. And the reason why the Tibetan leadership likes to do that is perhaps for the last 50 plus years they have not done very well in securing the independence of Tibet and negotiating with China for the Middle Way and autonomy, they have not succeeded. It’s very, very typical of the Tibetan leadership for hundreds of years to blame it on the gods, to blame it on the lamas, to blame it on the protectors, and to generally find a scapegoat. So Dorje Shugden is an easy scapegoat to say – and they used to say this – that we won’t get independence for Tibet because Dorje Shugden is disrupting it. Nuns and monks disrobe because of Dorje Shugden’s evil blessings. Lamas won’t live long because of Dorje Shugden’s wrath.

Since the Dorje Shugden ban in 1996 till now, Dorje Shugden hasn’t punished, hurt, damaged or killed any lamas, any monks or any geshes. There are quite a few monks, lamas and geshes who have criticised Dorje Shugden and have campaigned against him, but you don’t see them harmed or hurt in any way, which proves to you over time that Dorje Shugden harms nobody, as Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche has already said, that he is Manjushri. Therefore, he is basically a scapegoat, and there are many other people and situations in Tibetan society that the West will not know about that are made into scapegoats. But we Tibetans on the inside, who speak Tibetan, will hear about these scapegoats, will hear about these intrigues, problems and difficulties. So the point of my talking and saying all these is not to defame the Tibetan government because there are people in the Tibetan government who are good – there are – and there are people who are not and who use their positions for personal gain and money. There are good people in China who really want prosperity and wealth for the country to grow and to do better, just like any citizen of their country. There are people in the West who are very good, and there are people in the West who are ambivalent or perhaps even uncomfortable with the rise of China in the world global power table. There are Dorje Shugden practitioners who are very good, and there are Dorje Shugden practitioners who are perhaps not doing their best. There are non-Dorje Shugden practitioners who are not very good, and there are non-Dorje Shugden practitioners who are very good, so we don’t generalise people because of their race, their colour, or their religion or their background, that’s very, very wrong. So I practise Dorje Shugden because my Guru gave him to me, and I will never contradict the advice of my Guru. It doesn’t matter to me what other lamas and other high-ranking teachers or famous teachers say. For me, my teacher is my teacher and I will only follow his advice and my mind will never stir from my personal teacher’s advice because he gave me the advice from his heart, for his love for me, and for him observing what I need in this life to practice.

During his visit to Los Angeles in 1983, I met His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who became my root guru. Here I had the great honour of showing Zong Rinpoche some thangkas in my room. It was Zong Rinpoche who gave me the practice of Dorje Shugden, his personal protector and I will be forever grateful.

During his visit to Los Angeles in 1983, I met His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who became my root guru. Here I had the great honour of showing Zong Rinpoche some thangkas in my room. It was Zong Rinpoche who gave me the practice of Dorje Shugden, his personal protector and I will be forever grateful.

So if other people want to label me a Chinese spy, a Chinese agent, a Chinese employee and put me down, well the simple thing is this – prove it! Prove that I am with paperwork, with documents, with bank statements. If you cannot prove it and you simply say it over and over and over, it may make me look bad and many other Dorje Shugden practitioners look bad at the beginning, but over time, the accusers themselves will look silly, illogical, hateful and maybe just following some sort of propaganda that, over time, they will abandon because it makes them look ridiculous. I practice Dorje Shugden because my Guru, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gave it to me, and no one on this planet in the ten directions, in the three planes of existence can ever deter my willpower to follow my Guru’s instructions. No one may override that in my mind. No one. I will never abandon my Guru, I will never think negative thoughts about my Guru, I will never abandon any practice my Guru has given me. I will never defy my Guru, or show disrespect to my Guru, or show wrong body actions, or show wrong attitude to my Guru. I will never do that. My enlightenment and my attainment of higher realisations depend on the blessings of my Guru.

Number two, I admire and I always look up to China, and I am happy with their rise and prosperity of their country. Any country that does better, I rejoice. My admiration of Chinese culture, language, history, background, court etiquette, their royalty, their dance, their music, their cuisines, their inventions, their incredible amount of resilience and entrepreneurship is an example to the world, and has nothing to do with any political views. I am grateful to the Chinese people in Malaysia, to Malaysia and all of Malaysia for having to host me and my “success”, whatever that is in people’s views and my life. I just wanted to kind of say this because I had a thought that growing up, I had to experience heavy racism and being called a ‘chink’, and now as an adult, because of my religion, I am called racist remarks that I support China and I’m against the Tibetan Dalai Lama and all that, and that’s not true. I am not against the Dalai Lama, I love the Dalai Lama; I respect him. So, remarks like these don’t move me or move any Dorje Shugden practitioner or anyone, but they serve to contribute to prejudice, hatred, anger and segregation of people. Whatever religion and colour we are, underneath we are all the same. We should promote harmony, we should promote love, we should promote care; we should promote equality among all people regardless of religion, regardless. This is very important.

 

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  1. Carmen Koo on Feb 19, 2017 at 12:25 am

    The allegations that Dorje Shugden practitioners are Chinese agents and spies, and contribute towards Tibet not being able to regain independence is truly baseless. If that is the case, there are tibetans who do not practice Dorje Shugden, and who are of other lineage/sects – why have they not been able to contribute towards Tibet regaining independence then? IF Dorje Shugden was spirit worship, why hasn’t the lamas, monks, practitioners who do not practice Dorje Shugden but who are practising Buddhists been able to ‘counter’ the ‘results’ of Dorje Shugden’s contribution towards Tibet not being able to gain their independence? It clearly shows that Dorje Shugden practice does no harm to anyone, or Tibet’s cause, because he is Manjushri.

    How can 2million plus over practitioners ALL be Chinese spies/agents, if that is what the Tibetan leadership claims? It’s totally such an insane accusation. Before Rinpoche came public with his Dorje Shugden practice, NO ONE called Rinpoche a Chinese spy/agent/dog, but when Rinpoche teaches about Dorje Shugden, he is ALL OF A SUDDEN accused of being a Chinese spy/agent..doesn’t make sense.

  2. Sock Wan on Feb 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this very logical article to explain to us the relationship between Dorje Shugden and China. It does not make sense to say all Dorje Shugden followers are agents of China, it is like saying people who eat rice are Chinese. Very clearly people are using Dorje Shugden as a scapegoat for their political interest.

    I am of Chinese ethnicity in Malaysia but I am no way connected with China apart from my cultural and heritage background. I am also a Dorje Shugden followers but I was never taught by my teacher (Tsem Rinpoche) anything about politic. Rinpoche teaches us to be kind, compassionate and loving, he passes down Buddha’s teachings to us. We are taught who Dorje Shugden is and his role in our spiritual practice, nothing about politic at all.

    Chinese government supports authentic Dharma practice and teachings, this is the very reason why Chinese government supports Dorje Shugden followers and monasteries.

    What Tibetan leadership is doing is very damaging to Buddha Dharma. By imposing the ban, they are creating obstacles to the spreading of Dharma. They contribute to the degeneration of authentic lineage. I hope the ban, accusations and discrimination to Dorje Shugden followers will come to an end very soon.

  3. Su Ming on Feb 16, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    For many years since I have been following Rinpoche, I have known Rinpoche to talk about Chinese culture, Chinese behaviour, the imperial courts of China, Chinese creations/invention and etc. Rinpoche once has said to his close students that the reasons Rinpoche knew so much was because he read a lot. Also because when Rinpoche was sent by his teachers back in the monastery abroad, he needed to know about this culture to enable Rinpoche to help us more.

    I am a Chinese origin. I am a close student to Rinpoche as many of my dharma brothers and sisters. Therefore when I read remarks about names people calls Rinpoche , it does annoy a living daylight of me. However, on the other hand it shows also the shallowness of the people.

    Malaysia and many other countries in the world has strong trade ties with China, why are these “accusers” not calling these leaders names. Why so selective? Unless these “accusers” have other agendas.

  4. KarenC on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    The accusations of Dorje Shugden practitioners as spy, Chinese agents, Chinese dogs etc ugly names are patently absurd. It makes no sense at all. It’s always easy to blame your failure on 3rd party and find a scapegoat to prove you’re right shows you’re totally insecure, incapable and irresponsible. A leadership should not encourage its people to segregate, involve in physical attack, bully on social media and spread hate among own people, it’s not surprise why after 50 years Tibet is still not united under such leadership.

    It’s so obvious that CTA wants to join force with whoever is against China, especially the Western countries like US. The rise of China is so unexpected to the westerners and hence the suppression, accusations and blame games.

    Put aside political issues, Tibet is such a beautiful country, so spiritual and so many High Lamas came from Tibet who has been tirelessly spreading the Buddha Dharma to the people around the world, benefitting millions of people.

    I was born a Chinese and my grandparents were all from China. I was educated in Chinese schools since young and my mother tongue is Mandarin. I love Chinese cultures, China and am a Dorje Shugden practitioner.

  5. jerry_sito on Feb 15, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    感谢仁波切你的教诲与分享,

    “宗教”应该只是单单的一种信仰,一种教育(方法)让我们能够学习生活与获得离开痛苦(离苦的乐)的功课,而今天无论您是信仰那一个宗教,那一个派系,拜在那一位伟大上师的门下,我们大部份人在选择自己的宗教信仰时,在进行一些仪轨或供养时,都是希望“佛”“菩萨”“耶稣”“仙道”等等,去除我们的障碍,并且得到心中的一份慰籍与宁静。

    而从何时开始,宗教却变成了政治与攻击他人的“工具”,并且可以随意地让人挂上了种种与“利益”“国家”等等的名号挂钩,那岂不是与我们寻找宗教信仰最初的发心有所违背吗?在这一篇教诲中启发着我们一些想法,是不是因为某些人因为自己的私欲,而把宗教沦为了政治的工具,而大部分的人,总是只喜欢听,并且在没有想要搞清楚事件的原委与理解下,带着自己“想法”,也刚好得到一个渲泄自己心中的不满情绪(与宗教无关的压抑)的理由,就直接与间接的参与在这政治与利益的漩涡当中,比如就觉得修持多杰雄登护法的上师与学生就是与中国肯定有着匪浅的关系,并且得到中国政府的支助来继续雄登修持的佛法事业,也许不排除真的有着这样的事情发生,但是是否,也是可以有可能存在着很多有修持多杰雄登护法的上师与学生却与中国政府完全没有任何关系的呢?

    中国有着这样的一句话“一竹竿打沉一船人”A bamboo pole knocked over the whole people on boat,也许刚好可以运用在这里,并不是每一个修持雄登护法的人就是中国间谍,也并不是没有修持多杰雄登护法,或西藏流亡政府本身,或只要是“人类”就不可能没有或有着与中国,你也许也不知道的关系,所以不要只是听了一些片面之词就可以武断的以为你可以了解了事件的全部,并且可以随意的就认同与参与散播莫一些谣言… …

    宗教不应该沦为伤害他人的工具,如果我们选择宗教信仰最初的发心是寻找自己内心的那一份宁静与慰籍,那么我们就不要把悲伤,痛苦,无实的指控与攻击加载在他人的身上吧。

    谢谢
    Jerry 司徒

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  6. Samfoonheei on Feb 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Very clear article as stated by Rinpoche. Baseless accusations and defamation have been said to our Previous Guru…….linking Rinpoche with China just because of practicing Dorje Shugden. and was called China spy. Religion are not supposed to mix with politics, when mixed it become impure and politics become harmful.
    Rinpoche admiration of Chinese culture, language, history, background and so forth since young has nothing to do with China political views.
    Tibetan leadership failed to gain independence of Tibet from China for many years. Rinpoche is not against the Dalai Lama, in fact love and respect the Dalai Lama.
    May the ban on Dorje Shugden be lifted soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  7. Echeah on Feb 13, 2017 at 12:58 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYzr5FKSYsg&feature=youtu.be

    Here is a speech presented at Harvard University by Kishore Mahbubani, a Singaporean former diplomat and now a professor at the NUS. I find this really interesting. He advises that the US should stop aggressive naval patrol near to China’s coast. The US has always acted for it’s own interest often at the expense of global interest. Also, China is fast become world no.1 and the US relegated to no.2. It’s the sign of the times that countries that were strong US allies are now shifting their allegiance away. It is a fair observation that Americans are so cut-off from the world that they don’t know what’s going on outside of their country. Here, we call it “katak dibawah tempurung”. He observes “The era of western domination of world history was a 200 year aberration and it’s coming to an end.” An aberration (lol)! Unlike the US, the Chinese do not believe in proselytize their beliefs, they would rather people respect them for their deeds than their words.

    Mixed into the chaos of China-Tibetan issue is the deteriorating China-US relationship, the sentiment stemming from the western ignorance of eastern thinking and their having lost their ranking to China. More so now, if you do something the Tibetan government frowns upon, then you must be pro-China which is supposed to be a bad thing. Since when does political beliefs have to be fused with religious beliefs? Or is it a convenient distraction and scapegoat?

    I am a Dorje Shugden practitioner only because my Guru recommended that practice full stop. I have no ties with China other than a couple of friends and colleagues and my ancestors having originated from China, but that was several generations ago, I don’t even have an idea where from. What do some of these strangers know about me so well to be able to insinuate that China must be lining my pockets for the sole reason that I practice Dorje Shugden?

    This is so ridiculous that I marvel at how some people can be so easily brainwashed by a group of people who fan the flames only for their own interest in mind.

  8. Lew on Feb 12, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I feel this is a long overdue statement from Rinpoche. There have been so many baseless accusations and defamation (mainly from peole who wants Tibet freedom) on internet saying that Rinpoche is paid by China etc. but there is absolutely no proofs. Rinpoche’s liking of China is since young and has nothing to do Dorje Shugden or anything like that.

    In any case, Buddha taught us to be compassionate and kind to sentient being. The people who accused Rinpoche is contradicting Buddha’s teaching by spreading hatred towards another race/nation. Like Rinpoche said, there are good people in China, and there are bad people in China. We can’t just generalise all China people are bad, as claimed by these FreeTibet people.

    Another thing is these people don’t study and accuse Rinpoche as paid by China is Rinpoche is always seen to be around Chinese. However, the fact is that most of the tie Rinpoche are around Malaysian, who happened to be Malaysian Chinese. For example I am a Malaysian but I am Chinese descendant. I am holding Malaysia passport, NOT China passport. But these haters accuse me as “Chinese spy who works towards the downfall of Tibet”.

    I hope they can really study and read up the geographical and political scenarios before they start to comment, because it looks really bad for other people who are fighting for FreeTibet cause.

  9. Martin hopkirk on Feb 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    It beggars belief how people can be so unreasonable and just because of differences in spiritual practices, would ledge on to anything to discredit you including this linkage to China… Really pathetic way to conduct oneself and the sad thing is if one is truly spiritual, one should conduct oneself with a compassionate view of events…and being devisive and schismatic are definitely not on…

  10. Uncle Eddie on Feb 11, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Like our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche said, “We are Dorje Shugden practitioners now, and shall always be, strictly for spiritual reason. We are not against His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, we love the Dalai Lama. The spreading of untrue and undesirable remarks, which serve to create and increase hatred, anger and segregation do not move us anymore. Whatever religion, race and colour we are, there’s no difference, because underneath we are all the same! The seed of compassion and peace will follow, and will flourish forever-more! Therefore, for the sake of Harmony, peace and happiness, we should promote love, care, unity and compassion amongst all humanity, irrespective of race, colour or creed. It is up to each of us as individual, to make use of our time to make an all-out effort to help create a happier and more peaceful world for everybody to live in! As said, that for the Dorje Shugden issue, “For the last 50 years, the Tibetan Leadership have not done very well in securing Independence of Tibet and negotiating with China for the middle way and Autonomy, which have not been successful. As an excuse, Dorje Shugden was said to have being made an easy scapegoat for being blamed for the failures of all disruptive issues of the “FAILINGS”, even to the point that some Lamas won’t live long because of Dorje Shugden’s wrath! But as said, since Dorje Shugden’s Ban in 1996 till now, Dorje Shugden hasn’t punished, hurt, damaged or killed any Lamas, monks or any Geshes, which can be verified and ascertained! Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche has already said that he is Manjushri!” Whatsoever, as a highly realised being, His Holiness, The Dalai Lama can easily see through anyone, including Dorje Shugden as a high diety of Superiority. As such His Holiness ability is not mutable, and the Dalai Lama should be awared. May His Holiness, The Dalai Lama who works so hard for the welfare of others, have great health, inexhaustible energy, longer life and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma for all beings. Om Mani Padme Hung,

  11. Colin Tan on Feb 10, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Rinpoche had shared his view very clearly in this article on how some people perceive him. This is about not labelling people having connection with China as bad people, and not calling all Dorje Shugden practitioners as Chinese spies or agents. There are many people who live outside of mainland China with ancestors originated from China, like Rinpoche and many Malaysian Chinese. Therefore, it’s definitely unfair to discriminate Chinese or Dorje Shugden practitioners just because of their ancestral relationship with China and their faith.
    Hopefully through this sharing, all this generalization that segregate people will be further minimized as underneath the different colour and religion, we are all the same. Why spend time on all the labeling, accusation and discrimination as these are unnecessary and only contribute more hatred and separation. Instead, we should promote harmony, love, peace and equality in this world regardless of different races and religion we have.

  12. Wah Ying on Feb 9, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    For the first time in my life I heard people called me “Chinese dog”, “Chinese spy” because I practiice Dorje Shugden and follow my Guru. And the persons who calling names are completely strangers, we never meet each other; and some of them do not have complete profile/face on their Facebook or Twitter.

    This is demeaning and degrading, just because of my choice of religion. Even if I practice this religion I will go to hell like many tell me on social media, this finding shouldn’t make me a dog or a spy for certain country. It’s completely no connection between my practice and becoming a dog or spy.

    To be a Dorje Shugden practitioner in this sense, you are worse than a criminal who kill people, burn down people’s house. But I did none of the above.

    The only reasoning one can think of as revealed by Rinpoche is, to accuse someone as a spy or agent of China by a completely strangers is making Dorje Shugden practitioners as the scapegoat to hurt the feeling of Tibetans, and they are the one who fail the Tibetan cause, and making Tibetans to suffer. Thus, diverting the attention thatTibetan leadership after so many decades still fail in improving Tibetans in exile’s welfare, and show any concrete result in Tibetan cause. If that is not the case, why after defaming and accusing over and over again, there’s still not a single evidence to show H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has any political connection with China as a Chinese agent?

  13. Wah Ying on Feb 9, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    For the first time in my life I have people called me “Chinese dog”, “Chinese spy” because I practiice Dorje Shugden and follow my Guru. And the persons who calling names are completely strangers, we never meet each other; and some of them do not have complete profile/face on their Facebook or Twitter.

    This is demeaning and degrading, just because of my choice of religion. Even if I practice this religion I will go to hell like many tell me on social media, this finding shouldn’t make me a dog or a spy for certain country. It’s completely no connection between my practice and becoming a dog or spy.

    To be a Dorje Shugden practitioner in this sense, you are worse than a criminal who kill people, burn down people’s house (杀人放火). But I did none of the above.

    The reasoning one can think of is as mentioned by Rinpoche, to accuse someone as a spy or agent of China, is an act to defame Dorje Shugden practitioners, to make them as scapegoat to hurt the feeling of Tibetans. Thus, Tibetans influenced by this accusation would focus their energy to “fight” Dorje Shugden lamas and practitioners. Tibetan leadership who failed after many decade on the Tibetan cause and improving the welfare of the hundred and thousands of Tibetan in exile will be divided. If not, why after defaming and accusing over and over again, there’s still not a single evidence to show H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has any political connection with China as a Chinese agent?

    May ban on Dorje Shugden be lifted, may the sufferings be stopped.

  14. Stella Cheang on Feb 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this compassionate sharing, which calmly explain things against a baseless allegation created by haters and spread by irresponsible parties with ulterior motives. It pains me to see my Guru having to put up this post to give clarification. This allegation of all Dorje Shugden’s practitioners and my Guru are paid agent of the Chinese Government simply because of a protector practice is utterly illogical borderline bigotry. It is as good as saying that if one wears blue, therefore he is stupid. No? This allegation is not true simply because (1) there are better ways for the Chinese government to “get back” at their arch enemy the Dalai Lama, instead of paying all Dorje Shugden’s practitioners for practicing Dorje Shugden practice and spreading Buddha’s teaching, who also happened to suffered greatly under the leadership of Dalai Lama. If these group of people received money from the Chinese government for the last 20 years, there must be proof by now. (2) Won’t the Chinese Government, be smart enough to pay the people closest or closer to Dalai Lama. I am sure the Chinese Government had heard of the word “infiltration,” instead of paying a huge group of Dorje Shugden people who, from the look of things, sit at the bottom of the hierarchy (since they cannot hold office) and have no social status whatsoever as they are being loathed at by the community largely. The strategy to use Dorje Shugden’s practice as an anti-China mechanism will backfire because it incites schism, hatred, fear and broken Samaya with Guru among the Tibetans in exile. These are all adverse actions that generate negative karma, and someone will have to face it someone, one day. Dalai Lama, please restore unity and harmony, please lift the ban on Dorje Shugden and instruct the leadership to make peace with Dorje Shugden people.

  15. Joy Kam on Feb 9, 2017 at 2:59 am

    The Tibetans like to keep accusing and condemning Rinpoche and all of us for taking money from China, and that is why we practice, promote and spread Dorje Shugden. Sometimes I wish that it was true so we can really spread the lineage and teachings even further! And so without any evidences or proof they just keep linking Shugden with China because of a “few” pictures they saw of Shugden lamas being friendly with Chinese officials. It is just so ridiculous to stereotype Shugden practitioners in this way, because if you can do that then you might as well say all the leaders around the world are also Shugden practitioners and taking CCP money (which some are really doing so to help them with their economy). So why don’t they say that? How ridiculous and illogical, they make themselves sound so narrow and archaic… really shows you the level of mind set we are dealing with.

    Whether or not we make friends with China or not is really NOT the point here. The point is there is DISCRIMINATION on Shugden people, period. And why can’t Shugden practitioners be associated with China, why can’t I have friends in China, or make friends with people in China? So what if we are actually friends with China? Just because I have friends with China does not mean I am a communist spy or that I am against H.H. the Dalai Lama or that I don’t like Tibet. The whole world are doing business with China, does that mean they are all communist spy or against Tibetans. The Tibetan Leadership must think everyone does not know how to check, investigate and find out.

    The Tibetan leadership actually paint a very ugly picture of Tibetans and what they represent, the more the tell lies, curse at us and twist thing around to blame us, the more they make themselves look fanatical, and even racist! So it makes no sense when they voice out against the human rights issues in China. It makes them look hypocritical and it’s like the pot calling the kettle black. There really is no point in what they say then because they themselves do not practice what they preach and what they dislike so how can people support them? Why would China listen to them? They really make themselves sound silly.

  16. Pastor Lanse on Feb 9, 2017 at 2:08 am

    I was born a Chinese, my ancesters were all chinese from China, I went to chinese primary and secondary school, even furthered my tertiary education in China, yet no one ever once called me a china spy. However since I started practicing Dorje Shugden – a buddhist protector that arose in Tibet, I suddenly become a china spy. How ridiculous!

    What happens to my guru, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche is even more ridiculous. He is not a Chinese, he never speaks chinese, never studied in China, never worked in China, never have any direct connection with China, yet just because he follows his guru’s advice to practice Dorje Shugden, he is called China spy. What is the logic behind the accusation?

    The same accusation falls on all innocent Tibetan Dorje Shugden practitioners whom their whole life never had any connection with China, why they have to be called China spy and facing all types of discrimination just because they chose to be loyal to their Guru and protector? Their clean samaya with their Gurus which is a quality that supposed to be highly praised in Tibetan buddhism suddenly become something that is to be criticized. How can this contradiction happen? What is right turned into wrong just because of a ban. What is the real buddhist value then?

    I really hope that Dorje Shugden Ban would end soon. No one should ever mix politics with religions, and even using religion as tool to achieve their own political agendas. All religions suppose to make the world a better world to live, not the opposite.

  17. Pastor David Lai on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:29 am

    It is illogical but I do think that the connection of Dorje Shugden and being a Chinese agent is deliberately brought together despite the chasm in between. Although there is actually no connection whatsoever but it is to pin the connotation of being a spy. In Tibetan mentality, one cannot be more of a traitor than to work for the Chinese government.

    At the end of the day, the dark dealings of the Tibetan leadership that instituted the ban and created this illusory bridge between being a Chinese spy and that of a Dorje Shugden practitioner. This shows deep ignorance within Tibetan society and it is rare to find such clear, insightful and powerful voice that sheds light on this deep seated misaligned misconception about Shugden practitioners as Chinese agents.

  18. Pastor Adeline on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Tibet has been part of China for more than 50 years. It is an inseparable relationship now whether we like it or not. People should stop dwelling in the past and make full use of the opportunities available with the new leadership. This can only be done when one is opened to see the positivity and beauty of this relationship instead.

    Dorje Shugden has been conveniently linked with China as a scapegoat to camouflage the real issue which is the lack of ability in leading and managing a country. Dorje Shugden is an easy target because a deity will not fight back or retaliate. He or she is a perfect point to channel one’s frustrations, anger and all negativities to in hope that things will get better while continuing feeding one’s selfish interest and delusion – self made enemy like China and etc.

    As long as the real issue is not resolved, China will continue to be seen as the culprit and their positive efforts in developing Tibet will not be accepted.

  19. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:16 am

    This is such a wonderful change. People who take the time to research and think logically about the Dorje Shugden issue can easily see past the prejudice. I am seeing more and more of this shift away from blind hatred of something people do not comprehend. Very happy for Suzy.

    Suzy

  20. Bradley Kassian on Feb 9, 2017 at 12:43 am

    This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this accusation of “being in the pay of China” launched at someone who is a Dorje Shugden practioner like H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. People, governments always what to find a scapegoat to blame their troubles and problems of their own making on someonelse instead of facing their own issues. Just because someone has admiration and respect for Chinese culture, history, and is ethnically chinese does not mean they are in the “pay of China.” Prove it with paperwork, reciepts, cheques etc. If you can’t show one shred of evidence it’s a baseless accusation and you must acquit. You should acquiesce to the truth. Shouting an accusation like this over and over will not make your false viewpoint truthful. If this were in a court system you’d need to show evidence, provide motivation, and make a compelling argument in front of a impartial jury. I for one respect and admire Chinese culture, food, invetntions and contributions they have made throughout history. Politics is politics, and a lot of Dorje Shugden practioners have nothing to do with political matters. They simply want to maintain their guru devotion and practice without fear of reprisals, and harassment.

    • Joy Kam on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:11 am

      Thank you Bradley for your comment… I cannot agree with you more especially on this point:

      Politics is politics, and a lot of Dorje Shugden practioners have nothing to do with political matters. They simply want to maintain their guru devotion and practice without fear of reprisals, and harassment.

      And to keep condemning China almost sound like these Tibetans are fanatical and even racist to a fault. So it make no sense when they voice out against the human rights issues in China. It’s like the pot calling the kettle black and there really is no point in what they say. It is very hypocritical. It is like calling someone a thief but you are also stealing, how are they any different? But I guess most of them do not realise and see this, because if they did they would not have lost Tibet in the first place. Sorry to say.

  21. Sofi on Feb 9, 2017 at 12:20 am

    H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s connection with China is the same as I am connected to China..By Ancestry. Just because one admires or visits or writes about China, it does not mean that we are paid to do so. If I liked America and write about her, does that mean I am paid by America? What Rinpoche had always written about is factual and shared by most World Leaders. Tibet is a province of China now, a fact accepted by many such as US President, British Prime Minister, European Prime Ministers, etc. Rinpoche cares for the state of the Tibetans in Exile and wishes for them to be able to return home, especially since it is also the wish of the Dalai Lama. The longer CTA delays the dialogue, the slimmer the chances that any of their needs will be accepted…China as it is today need not really talk to them what more negotiate.

    So with Rinpoche being caring, he is undeservingly attacked with vulgar lies and accusations. Shouldn’t CTA and their followers be fair and treat those Head of States who declared Tibet as part of China the same? After all they are the ones who actually gave up on Tibetans In Exile going home and only see use of them as pawns in their political game. CTA, please know your real friends or otherwise. Rinpoche is not, never was and never will be your enemy. Nor all the Shugden practitioners that you accused of being paid by China. They practice Guru Devotion and loyally continue their practice of the enlightened Protector given to them by their Gurus.

  22. Valentina Suhendra on Feb 9, 2017 at 12:12 am

    I agree and can totally relate with the article. When I first knew and experienced the impact of Dorje Shugden’s ban, I could not make sense of it. I grew up in a free country, and have friends and relatives in China although I have no political connection with the Chinese government. It was not an issue before.

    But when it has became known that I am a Dorje Shugden practitioners, suddenly I became a Chinese dog to a group of people I have never met before. What I experienced is just a small fraction of what my teacher H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. He has experienced the discrimination in a much larger scale. But yet, Rinpoche has taught me and many others to stand up for our rights to worship the deity of our choice and at the same time still proud of our Chinese heritage. Rinpoche himself has been a living example of this principle.

    Thank you Rinpoche for becoming an example on how to maintain our integrity and defend our rights to worship the deity of our choice.

    Valentina

  23. Datuk May on Feb 9, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this clarity about not mixing politics with religion and vice versa. This mixture benefits no one and creates disharmony and hate, which Rinpoche always make a stand against such unpleasant conduct.

    Religious spirituality is very personal and individualistic, whereas politics is open and public. The former being an individual choice and the later answer to the well being of the nation and her citizenry.

    It is abhorring that Rinpoche is constantly abused and slandered as being aligned with the Chinese Government as her spy, paid agent and many more unsavoury insults due to the ignorance of the cyberbullies.

    It is very kind of Rinpoche to write such a lengthy point of view on this matter. Thank you, Rinpoche.

    With folded hands, Datuk May

  24. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Feb 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Despite there being no historical fact to support it, since 1996 the Tibetan leadership has been making an issue out of the relationship with China,of Shugden practitioners. Today it is commonplace for Shugden practitioners to be accused of being China’s agents or their political supporters/sympathisers , in the pay of China. The most surprising thing is that the Tibetan leadership are only talking about this 400 years after the practice of Dorje Shugden was started!

    This unsubstantiated accusation has received some support from the West, probably because China’s growing strength and power threatens the Western political and economic dominance of the world which they have hitherto been enjoying. A second possible reason for this support from the West of this insubstantial accusation is their lack of awareness of Chinese culture and history. To make such sweeping statements that Shugden practitioners are spies and sympathisers of China is harmful because it “manipulates the emotions of the Tibetan people who feel very strongly about their political troubles” with China. Understandably, there may be some black sheep among Shugden practitioners and even non-Shugden practitioners . Nonetheless, it is most illogical and unfair and damaging to tar all Shugden practitioners with the same brush. It is grossly unjust and damaging to accuse ALL Shugden practitioners of having a political connection with China on the sole basis of their faith in Shugden.

    Tsem Rinpoche’s connections with China are purely on the grounds of having relatives in China (Tibet/Xinjiang), also friends and monasteries associated with his Buddhist lineage , as well as his heritage that comes from China – his father hails from Tibet and his mother (who comes from Xinjiang) is Mongolian in ethnicity. Tsem Rinpoche is also connected to China by his 4-decade old admiration of China’s immensely rich culture. THere is absolutely nothing wrong with these connections , which do not have even a faint whiff of politics in them.

    Tsem Rinpoche is a Dorje Shugden practitioner, a practice which he strongly holds because it was given to him by his Root Guru. Every man is entitled to the freedom to choose his faith/ religion . His practice of Shugden does not harm anyone. Instead, he has benefited countless beings as a most compassionate Shugden Lama. He has peacefully practised Shugden , never creating disharmony through advice or coercion. Similarly, his Malaysian Chinese students have devoted themselves purely to the spiritual task of helping to set up the Kechara Dharma centre for the spread of Dharma to benefit people.

    Shugden Lamas and practitioners have been practising Shugden for the last 400 years. There was no “Chinese connection” of any political nature then. There is none now. There were no China spies then. THere isn’t any now. Hence, why should Shugden practitioners be categorised as Chinese spies without a shred of substantial evidence. It would appear that this is a mere ploy to win the support of people, with influence, to their side. Grossly unfair and uncalled for.

    If people wish to call Tsem Rinpoche a paid Chinese spy, PROVE IT WITH DOCUMENTS OR BANK STATEMENTS AND THE LIKE. He will not break his commitment to his Root Guru – he will not give up his Shugden practice.

    What Tsem Rinpoche is against is not critically thinking people but a wall of diehard prejudice, racism and hate, built by people who refuse to accept the fact that he loves and respects the Dalai Lama, but at the same time he will continue to practice Shugden with devotion too. He is all about compassion and wisdom, which moves him to work for peace and harmony all the way.

  25. Harold Musetescu on Feb 8, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Hitler had his JEWS.

    Dalai Lama has DORJE SHUGDEN and we his followers.

    Dictators need their “INTERNAL ENEMIES” to rally their followers to hate.

    This is a common thread throughout man’s history.

    The 14th Dalai Lama the “Buddha of Compassion” teaches his followers to HATE US.

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  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 05:48 AM
    Do you believe in the paranormal? Watch this as a family is terrorized by a malicious presence that wreaks havoc on the well-being of their animals. An unidentified creature is frightening them in their barn.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-haunted-terror-at-maple-dale-farm.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 05:46 AM
    Do you know about the one-god theory ? This theory was not the domain of established modern religions but were already existent in pre-modern or pagan religions. This video shows how the one god theory is not the exclusive rights of anyone but in fact was a gradual process taken from Pagan religions.

    Learn more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-one-god-theory-comes-from-greek-mythology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 03:58 AM
    Extremely well written, excellently performed and superb plot of a film. I came across the film by accident and decided to watch because it’s Bette Davis and the end really touched me so deeply. So very deeply. So very meaningful. In the end, you have to be truthful to those who love you and you really can love them back. You must watch the whole thing to understand the touching and powerful ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr5I6NlueVw&feature=youtu.be
  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 03:13 AM
    Sharing with you a wonderful story about a Yogi Rinpoche.

    After he became a Geshe, Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche went into retreat in a cave on Lhumbo Tse, a high mountain near Lhasa. Throughout the duration of his retreat, he carried only one text – the Lamrim Chenmo, his robes and was accompanied by only a monk-attendant.

    While Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche was looking for a cave on this high mountain, rocks kept on coming down near him as if thrown from above. He followed the stones and after some time, came upon a cave. The stones were dropping on that cave.

    When he entered the cave, he found a skeleton sitting in the meditation posture. Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche then sat down and offered a mandala. Upon completion of the mandala offering, the skeleton collapsed. Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche took it as an auspicious sign and decided to practise in that cave.

    Read more about His Eminence Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/lamas/his-eminence-trehor-kyorpen-rinpoche
  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 03:12 AM
    Vegetarianism in Buddhism

    The Lankavatara Sutra, written in the fourth or fifth Century CE strongly advocates abstinence in relation to the consumption of meat. Scriptures such as the Mahayana Jataka tales indicate that meat-consumption is undesirable and karmically unwholesome. So, Mahayana practitioners are strictly forbidden from consuming meat. They are also forbidden from consuming aromatic plants that stimulate the senses such as onions and garlic.

    Read more here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/vegetarianism-in-buddhism
  • pastor
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 11:37 PM
    Dear Elizabeth,

    Rinpoche was very happy to receive your kind offer and hanged it immediately in His resting/work area. Rinpoche also had us placed an incense burner underneath to make incense offering to Lord Vajrayogini daily, and said the iconography is correct and it is a stunning piece.

    Rinpoche was told that you were gifted a Vajrayogini pendant 4 years ago, October 2013, during your visit to Kechara Forest Retreat. I remember Rick and you were captivated by Rinpoche’s Vajrayogini replica http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/my-bodhgaya-vajrayogini.html that was displayed in Wisdom Hall during the tour so you must have very strong affinity with Her.

    Rinpoche always tell us that very few people can actually make or draw Lord Vajrayogini image and He was very glad that you are one of them. Thank you again for your wonderful offering and setting an example of patience, good efforts and consistency.

    With best wishes,
    Pastor Adeline

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 09:41 PM
    Thank you for sharing and explanations on wealth vase.. They are powerful in attracting energies of wealth.and effective because of the way they are made by monks from the monasteries.
    Recently i have invited home a small wealth vase, my very first on Yangdup Wealth Puja Day 2017. Its very beautiful and auspicious wealth vase i just love and treasure it. Hoping that it will help me to increase my inner and outer wealth spiritually and materially.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-wealth-vases.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 09:39 PM
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  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 07:35 PM
    Rejoice for Chen for being able to serve Rinpoche and the ladrang’s team. It is great effort from Chen to make sure that Rinpoche is well taken care of. His act also inspire us to practise Guru Devotion and do all the work given without complain and doing it well.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/chens-care-and-help.html

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
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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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
yesterday
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!
yesterday
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
3 weeks 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
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
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Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
1 month 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
2 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
2 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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
3 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 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
3 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?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
4 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
4 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
5 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
5 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...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
5 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
5 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
5 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
5 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
6 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
6 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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  • [11/02/2017] Mumu darling is a very good boy.
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu darling is a very good boy.
  • [11/02/2017] Mumu wants to go bye bye!
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu wants to go bye bye!
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    [11/02/2017] I love you mumu boy
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu and Oser eating together.
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    Great spiritual rock carving in Tibet
  • You will Never be Ready
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    You will Never be Ready
    Dear friends, watch this video and ready, if we keep waiting till we are ready, that day will never come. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Stop asking for Easy
    This video is powerful because it's the truth. It applies to anything. It applies to our dharma practice. Watch the video and share it. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Must Watch this Video!
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    Sacred Tibetan Incense - Nyimo County, Lhasa, Tibet
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    Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on Samaya
    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    4 months ago
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    This was on FB and I came across it. His Holiness said in Tibetan institutions there is a lot of propitiating protector/oracles and this is not what Buddhism is about. So they are putting Nechung/Tema oracles within the video to say what is he talking about when he does it himself. This is confusing is the message to his people. TR
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    5 months ago
    Look how this crab eats a cherry.. Incredible and cute... Never seen this before. They have feelings too. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is Sarah. Do you have 30 seconds for her? Her life in just 30 seconds!
    5 months ago
    This is Sarah. Do you have 30 seconds for her? Her life in just 30 seconds!
  • See what is your fortune today!
    5 months ago
    See what is your fortune today!
  • Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recites offering stanza to Dorje Shugden Septemeber 2016
    5 months ago
    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recites offering stanza to Dorje Shugden Septemeber 2016

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@KecharaHouse Lamrim class, Studying n Sharing the Precious Dharma , the 'medicine' to heal all ails n suffering, with love and compassion. P Han Nee
17 hours ago
@KecharaHouse Lamrim class, Studying n Sharing the Precious Dharma , the 'medicine' to heal all ails n suffering, with love and compassion. P Han Nee
@KecharaHouse, blogpost discussion on "NonAttachment as Key to Happy Relations" sees need to remove ego n false expectations 2 achieve Unattached Love. PHan Nee
17 hours ago
@KecharaHouse, blogpost discussion on "NonAttachment as Key to Happy Relations" sees need to remove ego n false expectations 2 achieve Unattached Love. PHan Nee
Compassion and kindness are topics that is important for the modern children. Stella, KSDS
yesterday
Compassion and kindness are topics that is important for the modern children. Stella, KSDS
It is important to cultivate compassion and kindness in the youth, hence KSDS students were watching a video on Tsem Rinpoche's act of compassion and see for themselves what is real compassion. Stella, KSDS
yesterday
It is important to cultivate compassion and kindness in the youth, hence KSDS students were watching a video on Tsem Rinpoche's act of compassion and see for themselves what is real compassion. Stella, KSDS
KSDS teachers and students paid attention in class, the class was conducted in the Ghompa. Stella, KSDS
yesterday
KSDS teachers and students paid attention in class, the class was conducted in the Ghompa. Stella, KSDS
Homework by KSDS students submitted to teachers... nice work! Stella, KSDS
yesterday
Homework by KSDS students submitted to teachers... nice work! Stella, KSDS
Lovely art work done by KSDS young student today. Stella, KSDS
yesterday
Lovely art work done by KSDS young student today. Stella, KSDS
Today in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you Wah Ying!
2 days ago
Today in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you Wah Ying!
Teacher Yeo guided the KSDS youngest kid to blow mantra on the birds. Alice Tay, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Yeo guided the KSDS youngest kid to blow mantra on the birds. Alice Tay, KSDS
KFR Team and guests completed a Lama Tsongkhapa Retreat (picture by Pamela Yap)
2 days ago
KFR Team and guests completed a Lama Tsongkhapa Retreat (picture by Pamela Yap)
Pastor Han Nee led the prayers so that KSDS students can follow the prayers slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
2 days ago
Pastor Han Nee led the prayers so that KSDS students can follow the prayers slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS young kids joined to animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
2 days ago
KSDS young kids joined to animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun & Teacher Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
2 days ago
Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun & Teacher Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun and Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
2 days ago
Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun and Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
Children helping in the technical room during the 2016 Graduation Day. Lin Mun KSDS.
3 days ago
Children helping in the technical room during the 2016 Graduation Day. Lin Mun KSDS.
Volunteers & teachers doing make up for children in preparation for the Graduation Day performance. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Volunteers & teachers doing make up for children in preparation for the Graduation Day performance. Lin Mun KSDS
Team decorating the stage in conjunction with the 2016 Lantern Festival. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Team decorating the stage in conjunction with the 2016 Lantern Festival. Lin Mun KSDS
Great performance by the Peekaboo Creative academy during 2016 Lantern festival. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Great performance by the Peekaboo Creative academy during 2016 Lantern festival. Lin Mun KSDS
KSK and KSDS work together to send food from donation during Halloween  to various homes. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
KSK and KSDS work together to send food from donation during Halloween to various homes. Lin Mun KSDS
Gotong royong on Malaysia Day in Jalan Chamang. It's our responsibility to care for the cleanliness & environment. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Gotong royong on Malaysia Day in Jalan Chamang. It's our responsibility to care for the cleanliness & environment. Lin Mun KSDS
Morning exercise, Boxie enjoys swimming in the pool - by Jace Chong
4 days ago
Morning exercise, Boxie enjoys swimming in the pool - by Jace Chong
4 days ago
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