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Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen

Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was the last of the Drepung Zimkhang Gongma line of incarnations. While this illustrious lineage was established by the unmatched Panchen Sonam Drakpa, its genealogy extends all the way back to ancient India. It comprises of various Indian and Tibetan lineage masters that had made tremendous contributions to the growth of Tibetan Buddhism. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was the student of His Holiness the 4th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen, as was the Great 5th Dalai Lama.

This very important line includes luminaries such as Magadha Sangmo, Mahasiddha Birwapa, Thonmi Sambhota, Tibetan King Trisong Detsen, Mahasiddha Naropa, Ra Lotsawa, Panchen Shakya Shri, Lotsawa Loden Sherab, Sakya Pandita, Buton Rinchen Drub, Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, Panchen Sonam Drakpa, Sonam Yeshe Wangpo, Ngawang Sonam Geleg and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, all of whom have been architects of Buddhadharma.

In one of his previous lifetimes as Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen (1374 – 1434 CE), the leading disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa, he made a firm commitment to protect Lama Tsongkhapa’s special teaching of Nagarjuna’s Middle Way view. It was said that he did so on the behest of the Protector Nechung who manifested as a white dove and hovered over one of Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings.

Later, in the lifetime of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen (1619 – 1656 CE), he was reminded of this promise by the Nechung Oracle. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen explained to Nechung that he did not have it in him to generate wrathful energy, which was necessary to become a Protector. Nechung reassured Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen that he did not have to worry about that because Nechung would help him by creating the necessary conditions for this wrathful energy to arise.

Around that time, there were prevailing rivalries between followers of the 5th Dalai Lama and those of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. After Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s audience with the Nechung Oracle, this rivalry did not subside and in fact, the fame of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was generally perceived as eclipsing that of the 5th Dalai Lama.

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The 5th Dalai Lama

Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso (1617 – 1682) was recognised as the Great 5th Dalai Lama by Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen. He was a contemporary and Dharma brother of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and was successful in unifying Tibet after a long period of civil war. Henceforth the 5th Dalai Lama wielded temporal and spiritual power over all of Tibet. During his reign, he established diplomatic relations with China, other regional states and also met early with European explorers. As a writer, he composed 24 volumes of written works across a broad range of scholarly and literary subjects. He built the Potala Palace as his new seat of power but would sadly not live to see to its completion.

Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, on the other hand, commanded the respect and devotion of countless number of students from Tibet, China and Mongolia. He was said to be very saintly and exhibited many supernatural abilities. As someone who shunned publicity and recognition, he often meditated in secret locations but due to his fame, these locations were soon discovered. As the result he often had to move and had hundreds of caves to avoid being found. He had hundreds of visions of the tutelary deities, Buddhas, saints, yidams and Dharma protectors. He longed for the quietude of the mountains, forests, lakes and engaged in deep spiritual practices. Despite preferring seclusion, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was highly sought after by other eminent lamas and tens of thousands of students. Royalty from the Mongol and Chinese courts would often seek his counsel and guidance.

It is said that at this time, Nechung stayed true to his promise to create conditions for Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s wrathful energy to arise. He fanned the rivalries between followers of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and the 5th Dalai Lama to a fever pitch. The government ministers of the 5th Dalai Lama saw the hundreds that came to make offerings to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. Jealousy and fear grew. They observed Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang becoming more influential and they felt threatened. They were afraid as his influence grew further, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen would dethrone the 5th Dalai Lama and seize power. Finally, Desi Sonam Choepel, the regent of Tibet and the head of the Dalai Lama’s household, and several attendants of the Dalai Lama decided that the only way to mitigate the threat was to assassinate Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. This was carefully planned and the men tried various means to murder him but to no avail.

After the administrators of the 5th Dalai Lama’s office (in essence the Tibetan Government) made many unsuccessful attempts to eliminate him, it was said that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen got weary of the intrigue, games and power-struggles. Not wishing to be perceived as a threat to the 5th Dalai Lama, he allowed the ministers of the Tibetan Government to carry out their plot to assassinate him. He even disclosed to them the only way he could be killed. Because of his many supernatural abilities, all previous attempts had been thwarted and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen even knew of their plans. Finally however, he perceived it was time to arise as a superior Dharma protector so Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen generated great bodhicitta and resigned to pass away according to his would-be murderers’ schemes. He revealed that the only way his murderers could accomplish this task was by strangulation with a khata. His assailants quickly grabbed a khata and stuffed it down the lama’s throat, killing him.

After the passing of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, the monastery and his ladrang (the lama’s private office and household) were in turmoil due to the shock that such an important high lama had been murdered. They placed his remains on a huge funeral pyre in Lhasa with thousands of disciples, Mongol royalty and other high lamas and dignitaries who had come to pay their last respects to the great lama Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

Initially, the funeral pyre could not catch fire. It was at this time that the Dalai Lama learned of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s assassination and was very disturbed and remorseful. Both the Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen were students of the 4th Panchen Lama and were very close Dharma brothers. They would often discuss Dharma topics when they met and were known to have given each other various empowerments and teachings. Even though they had both received these from the Panchen Lama, they would request each other to give the teachings again. Before Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was murdered, the Dalai Lama even wanted to visit him give him a tantric empowerment, as he was told Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was ill. This did not happen, as he was dissuaded to do so by the very same ministers who murdered Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

With deep regret, the 5th Dalai Lama composed an apologetic prayer. It was brought to the funeral and after the pronouncement from the Dalai Lama was read out loud, the funeral pyre suddenly burst into flames. It was said that a whirlwind of black smoke arose when one of the attendants in grief struck the funeral pyre with his zen (part of a monk’s maroon robes) out of frustration. The pile of smoke grew into the shape of a hand and completely covered the skyline. It was said that this was when Dorje Shugden arose, thus fulfilling Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s promise to Nechung to arise as a special Protector of Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage.

After the demise of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, the search for his reincarnation was banned and that brought an end to the Drepung Zimkhang Gongma line of incarnations. The ladrang founded by Panchen Sonam Drakpa in 1554 CE at the Upper Chamber of Drepung ceased to exist in 1656 CE. The Nechung Oracle instructed that the Zimkhang Gongma or Upper Chamber at Drepung was to be dismantled, and the reliquaries from that ladrang were relocated by Desi Sonam Choepel. Although Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen continued to incarnate to benefit sentient beings, his line of incarnation was never formally reinstated.

 

Trode Khangsar

The Trode Khangsar is an important chapel dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. It was commissioned, sponsored and built by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama towards the end of the 17th Century for Dorje Shugden who arose from the murder of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to benefit countless sentient beings.

The front entrance to Trode Khangsar chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

Due to the heavy negative karma of killing such a great being, the country was unsettled by earthquakes and other disturbances agitated the land. Thinking that these disturbances were due to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen arising as a malevolent spirit, various high lamas of the land such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other experienced masters such as Mindrolling Lama performed extensive rituals and fire pujas to solve the problem. Known for their powerful ability to subdue spirits, these rituals turned out ineffective as Dorje Shugden could not be destroyed. During the fire puja, the Mindrolling Lama would call Dorje Shugden’s consciousness onto the sacramental ladle used in the ritual and tip it into the fire to destroy him. However, each time the Mindrolling Lama attempted to do this, he would see Yamantaka climb on top of the ladle. After many unsuccessful attempts at killing Dorje Shugden in this manner, the Mindrolling Lama realised he was trying to kill Manjushri and immediately stopped the rituals.

Upon learning of this, His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama manifested the realisation that Dorje Shugden had not in fact taken rebirth as a malevolent spirit, but had instead arisen as an enlightened Dharma protector. It is said that at the time of this realisation, the 5th Dalai Lama was in retreat in the Potala Palace. Dorje Shugden pressed down on the palace with a trident, which shook the palace, manifesting his strength as a Dharma protector.

A rare thangka of Dorje Shugden seated on a throne, housed at the Trode Khangsar. Click to enlarge.

As an apology to Dorje Shugden for the murder and subsequent attempts to destroy him (having mistaken him for a spirit), His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama then composed a praise to Dorje Shugden and crafted a statue with his own hands to honour and recognise him as a Dharma protector. The 5th Dalai Lama also built this chapel in the heart of Lhasa at the exact same place where Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s body had been cremated. This was told to us by the current caretakers of Trode Khangsar, which continues to function to this day as an active chapel propitiating Dorje Shugden.

This area had originally been a sort of ‘picnic house’ that belonged to the 5th Dalai Lama so it was called ‘Tro Khang’. Later it became known as ‘Trode Khangsar’. Originally there were statues of Dorje Shugden and Setrap inside the chapel. Care of the chapel was entrusted to Riwo Choling Monastery by Desi Sangye Gyatso and Riwo Choling was obliged to send 11 monks and an oracle to permanently reside there.

Trode Khangsar itself is registered as a national heritage memorial, putting it under the care of the Chinese Government at a national level. As recently as 2008, the chapel was being renovated by the Chinese Government. Thus Trode Khangsar which is dedicated to Dorje Shugden continues to be another powerful testament to the high respect His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama came to develop for Dorje Shugden.

 

Prayer by the 5th Dalai Lama to Gyelchen Dorje Shugden

HUM

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Chapel Structure

A Map of Lhasa – Trode Khangsar is located close to the main circumambulation circuit. Click to enlarge.

The chapel is situated in the heart of Lhasa, behind the main Chapel of the Jowo Buddha, also known as the Jokhang Temple. It is just south of the Barkor area and close to the circumambulation circuit. The chapel was originally a three-storied structure and has a front entrance leading directly to the main hall.

The main hall of Trode Khangsar has eight pillars and is adorned with historical paintings of Dorje Shugden’s previous life stories, as well as murals of auspicious symbols and deities such as Indra and Brahma. The paintings of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives include Manjushri, Birwapa, Shakya Shri Bhadra, Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen, Buton Rinchen Drub, Panchen Sonam Drakpa, Sonam Yeshe Wangpo and Ngawang Sonam Geleg. Paintings of special note included Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen (see below), the previous incarnation of Dorje Shugden and Nechung. Nechung is depicted urging Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to fulfil his promise and arise as a Dharma protector.

Trode Khangsar also houses many precious objects, such as the wood printing blocks used to print an extensive Dorje Shugden Fulfillment Ritual text by Gaden Jangtse Serkong Dorje Chang, an important Gelug lama from the 19th Century. The main hall itself leads to a room in which rituals are conducted and also to rooms for resident monks. The ritual room houses paintings of various Dharma protectors and a statue of Lama Tsongkhapa, together with his spiritual sons, Gyaltsab Je and Khedrub Je.

The third, topmost floor was removed during the Cultural Revolution in Tibet and used to be the residence of Trode Khangsar’s oracle. The lowest floor, which is below ground level is not currently used for religious purposes.

 

Google map of Trode Khangsar:

 

Dorje Shugden’s recognition by the Qing Dynasty

Trode Khangsar is also linked to a story illustrating the enlightened power and clairvoyance of Dorje Shugden. During the time of His Holiness the 11th Dalai Lama Khedrub Gyatso, there was a Chinese Amban (high official) from the Qing dynasty named Che Trungtang, who had a set of important questions to ask Dorje Shugden on behalf of the Chinese Emperor Daoguang. To test Dorje Shugden, he burned the written questions before a Dorje Shugden image and asked for clear answers and prophesies during a trance of the Dorje Shugden Oracle. The following day, during the trance itself, he received very clear advice which even matched the order the questions had originally been written in.

A statue of Dorje Shugden in Trode Khangsar. This form of Dorje Shugden is seated rather than mounted on a snow lion and holds a club rather than a curved sword. Click to enlarge.

The Qing Emperor Daoguang was very impressed by the precision and clarity of the advice given in regards to his important political questions. In return, he sent a pandit’s hat as an offering and recognised Dorje Shugden as a great Dharma protector for the whole of Buddhism. The hat was placed over the door of Trode Khangsar amidst a grand ceremony held in the front courtyard. Many high officials and dignitaries attended this ceremony including His Holiness the 11th Dalai Lama, the Qing Amban, Retreng Rinpoche, the Dorje Shugden oracle and various other monks and lay people.

A beautiful image of Dorje Shugden within his Trode Khangsar chapel in Lhasa, Tibet. The statue and chapel were commissioned by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama in apology and commemoration of what was done to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. Click to enlarge.

 

Current

As of today, Trode Khangsar is open to visit for tourists and pilgrims. The chapel is still in use as a site of worship, and the resident monks continue the tradition of making offerings and daily pujas. This is a very holy site to make a strong connection with Dorje Shugden.

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One of our members, Mrs Chuah at Trode Khangsar

Here we can engage in making candle offerings, representing the dispelling of our ignorance, and creating merit that we can dedicate towards our own wellbeing and aspirations as well as those of our loved ones. Engaging in the recitation of sacred scriptures, prayers and mantras here is amplified since it is the very first temple dedicated to the protective powers of Dorje Shugden. Himself arisen from an attained lama, Dorje Shugden was specially enshrined here by the Great 5th Dalai Lama himself.

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The original wall painting in Trode Khangsar depicting Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s extensive reincarnation lineage. Click to enlarge.

A sideview of the wall painting in Trode Khangsar. Click to enlarge.

Close up of side view of the wall painting in Trode Khangsar. Click to enlarge.

Buddha Shakyamuni in the middle of the wall painting. Click to enlarge

A depiction of Lama Tsongkhapa at the top of a wall in Trode Khangsar. Click to enlarge.

An image of Manjushri Lion’s Roar in the main prayer hall of Trode Khangsar. Click to enlarge.

The god Indra as depicted in the main prayer hall. Click to enlarge.

Mural of Mahakala in Trode Khangsar. Click to enlarge.

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The Mandala of Dorje Shugden

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The Minister of Dorje Shugden, Kache Marpo

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One of the five forms of Dorje Shugden, Shize

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One of the five forms of Dorje Shugden, Trakze

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche making serkyem offering at Trode Khangsar

The Trode Khangsar Chapel is featured in a book detailing the various temples and holy sites in and around Lhasa.

AUTHOR: Tsem Rinpoche

SOURCE: H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s “Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors

 


 

སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན།

སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ནི་འབྲས་སྤུངས་གཟིམ་ཁང་གོང་མའི་སྐུ་སྐྱེས་མཐའ་མ་དེ་རེད། གཟིམ་ཁང་གོང་མ་ཞེས་པའི་མཚན་སྙན་དེ་མདོ་སྔགས་རབ་འབྱམས་པ་པཎ་ཆེན་བསོད་རྣམས་གྲགས་པའི་སྐབས་ནས་བྱུང་པ་རེད། སྐུ་རྒྱུད་དེ་ནི་རྒྱ་གར་སྔ་རབས་ནས་ཕེབས་ཡོད་པས་དེས་རྒྱ་བོད་ཀྱི་མཁས་གྲུབ་དང་སྐྱེ་ཆེན་གྱི་རྣམ་པས་ནང་པའི་བསྟན་པ་འཕེལ་བར་ཤིན་ཏུ་སྐུ་ལས་སྐྱོན་ཡོད། སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་དང་༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་རྣམ་ཉིད་ནི་༧པཎ་ཆེན་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་བཞི་པ་བློ་བཟང་ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་སློབ་མ་རེད།

སྐུ་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་རིམ་པ་ནི་འདི་ལྟར། མ་ག་དྷའི་བཟང་མོ། གྲུབ་ཆེན་བི་རུ་པ། ཐོན་མི་སཾབྷོཊ། ཁྲི་སྲོང་ལྡེ་བཙན། པཎ་ཆེན་ན་རོ་པ། ལོ་ཙྭ་བ་བློ་ལྡན་ཤེས་རབ། ཤཱཀྱ་ཤྲཱི་བྷདྲ། བུ་སྟོན་རིན་ཆེན་གྲུབ། ས་སྐྱ་པཎྜི་ཏ་ཀུན་དགའ་རྒྱལ་མཚན། འདུལ་འཛིན་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན། པཎ་ཆེན་བསོད་རྣམས་གྲགས་པ། བསོད་རྣམས་ཡི་ཤེས་དབང་པོ། ངག་དབང་བསོད་རྣམས་དགེ་ལེགས་དང་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ཁོང་ཚང་མ་སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱི་བསྟན་པ་སྤེལ་མཁན་རེད།

ཁོང་གི་སྐུ་གོང་མ་འདུལ་འཛིན་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ནི ༼༡༣༧༤-༡༤༣༤༽ རྗེ་ཙོང་ཁ་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་སློབ་མ་གྲགས་ཅན་ཞིག་རེད། དཔལ་མགོན་འཕགས་པ་ཀླུ་སྒྲུབ་ཀྱིས་གཏན་ལ་འབེབས་པའི་དབུ་མའི་ལམ་དང་། དེ་གསལ་བར་བྱེད་པའི་འཇམ་མགོན་བླ་མ་ཙོང་ཁ་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་བསྟན་པ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་སྲུང་བའི་དམ་བཅའ་ཁས་ལེན་གནང་བ་རེད། སྲུང་མ་གནས་ཆུང་གིས་བཀའ་དགོངས་ལྟར་སྒྲུབ་པ་རེད། ཁོང་འང་གུ་དཀར་པོའི་རྣམ་པར་སྤྲུལ་ནས་བླ་མ་ཙོང་ཁ་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་གསུང་ཆོས་གནང་སའི་ཐོད་ལ་ལྡིང་བ་རེད།

ཕྱིས་སུ་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གིས་སྐུ་ཚེ་ལ་ ༼༡༦༡༩-༡༦༥༦༽ གནས་ཆུང་གི་ཁོང་ལ་དམ་བཅའ་དྲན་སྐུལ་གནང་བ་རེད། སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་རང་གི་རྒྱུད་ལ་ཁོང་ཁྲོ་མེད་པས་བསྲུང་མར་ཇི་ལྟར་བཞེང་དགོས་ཞེས་གནས་ཆུང་ལ་བཀའ་དྲིས་གནང་བ་རེད། དེར་གནས་ཆུང་གིས་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ལ་རང་དེའི་ཐོག་ལ་ཐུགས་ཁྲལ་གནང་མི་དགོས་ངས་ཁྱེད་རང་རྒྱུད་ལ་ཁོང་ཁྲོ་སྐྱེ་བར་གྲོགས་བྱེད་དགོས་ཞེས་ཐུགས་དྭོགས་བསལ་བ་རེད།

སྐབས་དེ་དུས་༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པའི་སློབ་མ་རྣམས་དང་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱིས་སློབ་མ་གཉིས་ཀྱི་བར་ལ་འགྲན་སེམས་ཤུགས་ཆེན་པོ་བསླེབས་བཞིན་ཡོད། སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གནས་ཆུང་དང་མཇལ་ཁ་གནང་བ་རེད། དེ་ནས་ཁོང་ཚོའི་བར་གྱི་འགྲན་རྩོད་དེ་འཕེལ་བ་རེད། སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་མཚན་སྙན་གྲགས་ཁྱབ་ནས་༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པའི་མཚན་སྙན་སྒྲིབ་པ་རེད།

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༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་མཆོག

ངག་དབང་བློ་བཟང་རྒྱ་མཚོ་ནི ༼༡༦༡༧-༡༦༨༢༽ པཎ་ཆེན་བློ་བཟང་ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱིས་༧རྒྱལ་བ་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་བཞི་པའི་ཡང་སྲིད་དུ་ངོས་འཛིན་གནང་བ་རེད། ཁོང་ནི་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་ཆོས་གྲོགས་ཡིན། ཁོང་གིས་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ནང་འཁྲུག་དེ་མེད་པ་བཟོས་ཏེ་བོད་གཅིག་གྱུར་བཟོ་བ་རེད། དུས་དེ་ནས་བཟུང་༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པས་བོད་ཡོངས་རྫོགས་ལ་དབང་སྒྱུར་གནང་བ་རེད། ཁོང་གི་རྒྱལ་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་སྐབས་རྒྱ་ནག་དང་དོན་གཅོད་ཀྱི་འབྲེལ་བ་ཡོད་པའི་མངའ་ཁུལ་ཁག་དང་ཡུ་རོབ་ཀྱི་གནད་ཡོད་མི་སྣ་སོགས་དང་ཐུག་གནང་བ་རེད། ཁོང་གིས་སྒྲ་དང་ཚད་མ་རིགས་པ་སོགས་གསུང་འབུམ་པོད་༢༤རྩོམ་ཡོད། ཁོང་གིས་ཕོ་བྲང་པོ་ཏ་ལ་དེ་ཁོང་གི་སྤྱི་ཁྱབ་ལས་ཁུངས་ཆེད་དུ་བཞེངས་པ་ཡིན་ནའང་པོ་ཏ་ལ་མཐར་འཁྱོལ་བས་གཟིགས་རྒྱུ་མ་བྱུང་བ་རེད།

སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ལ་བོད་སོག་ཡུལ་རྒྱ་ཡུལ་བཅས་ཀྱི་དགེ་ཕྲུག་ཚོའི་ཆེ་གཏོད་བྱེད་གནང་། ཁོང་ནི་སྐྱེས་བུ་དམ་པ་ཞིག་ཡིན་པ་དང་རྫུ་འཕྲུལ་སྟོབས་ལྡན་དུ་མ་ཡང་བསྟན་ཡོད་པར་གསུངས། ཁྱབ་བསྒྲགས་དང་ཆེ་མཐོང་ལས་འཛེམས་པའི། ཁོང་རང་ཡང་ཡང་གསང་བའི་ཐོག་ནས་མཉམ་པར་འཇོག་པར་ཡིན་ནའང་ས་ཕྱོགས་དེ་རྗེས་སུ་སྙེག་པའི། མཐའ་མར་བྲག་ཕུག་བརྒྱས་ལྷག་དུ་མར་སྤོ་དགོས་བྱུང་། ཁོང་གིས་གཉེར་སྲུང་། སངས་རྒྱས། སྐྱེས་བུ་དམ་པ། ཡི་དམ། ཆོས་སྐྱོང་སྲུང་མ་ལ་སོགས་པ་རྟོགས་པར་བྱེད། རི་བོ། ཤིང་ནགས། མཚོ་ཆུང་བཅས་ཀྱི་བྲེལ་ཟིང་མེད་པར་འཇམ་ཐིང་ཡོད་སར་སེམས་ཉིད་ཀྱི་མཉམ་པར་འཇོག སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ལ་སྙན་གྲགས་ཅན་ཀྱི་བླ་མ་དང་གྲངས་བོར་མང་པོའི་འབད་སྒྲུབ་བྱེད་པ་རེད། སོག་པ་དང་རྒྱ་མི་སྐུ་དྲག་ཚོའང་བཀའ་གྲོས་དང་ལམ་སྟོན་ཆེད་དུ་འབད་པར་བྱེད་དོ།།

དེར་སྐབས་གནས་ཆུང་གྱིས་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ལ་དྲག་པོའི་ནུས་ཤུགས་མངོན་དུ་འགྱུར་བའི་ཆེད་དུ་གནས་སྟངས་སྐྲུན་རྒྱུའི་ཁས་ལེན་གནང་། ཁོང་གིས་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་དང་༧གོང་ས་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་ལྔ་པའི་སློབ་མའི་བར་ལ་སྐུལ་སློང་བྱས་གནང་། ༧གོང་ས་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་ལྔ་པའི་སློབ་དཔོན་གྱི་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ལ་མི་བརྒྱ་ལྷག་མཇལ་དུ་འགྲོ་པ་མང་པོ་མཐོང་། ཕྲག་དོག་དང་འཚེར་སྣང་སྐྱེས། ཁོང་ཚོའི་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་གཟིམ་ཁང་གོང་མ་དེ་དབང་ཤུགས་ཅན་དུ་མཐོང་བ་དང་ཁོང་ཚོ་འཇིག་ཉེན་བྱེད། སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་ནུས་ཤུགས་དེ་ལས་ལྷག་དུ་ཕྱིན་པ་ཡིན་ན། ༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་གི་དབང་ཆ་བཟུང་ནས་ཁྲིར་འབེབས་པར་བསམ་ཏེ་ཞེད་སྣང་ཡང་སྐྱེས། ཐ་ན་བོད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་ཚབ་སྡེ་སྲིད་བསོད་ནམས་ཆོས་འཕེལ་དང་༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་གི་བླ་བྲང་དབུ་འཁྲིད། ཞབས་ཕྱི་འགའ་ཤས་ཀྱིས་ཞན་དུ་གཏོང་བའི་ཆེད་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་ལྐོག་གསོད་བྱེད་དགོས་པ་ཐག་གཅོད་བྱེད། འདི་གཟབ་ནན་བྱེད་ནས་འཆར་གཞི་འདིང་བ་ཡིན་པ་དང་མི་འགའ་ཤས་ཀྱི་གསོད་ཐབས་བྱེད་ཀྱང་མཐར་མ་འཁྱོལ།

༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་གི་ཕྱག་མཛོད་ཀྱིས་ཁོང་གསོད་ཐབས་དེ་མཐར་མ་འཁྱེལ། སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ནི་གྱ་གྱུ་དང་ཞེ་ལོག་བཅས་ནས་ཡིད་ཐང་ཆད། ༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་ལ་འགལ་ཟླ་རུ་སྣེ་མོར་སྡོད་པའི་ཁོང་གི་བོད་གཞུང་གི་སྐུ་དྲག་ལ་ལྐོག་གསོད་བྱེད་བཅུགས་པ་རེད། ཁོང་ཚོ་ལ་སྲོག་གཅོད་ཐབས་ཡང་གསལ་སྟོན་བྱེད་པ་རེད། གང་ཡིན་ཟེར་ན་རྫུ་འཕྲུལ་སྟོབས་ལྡན་ཡིན་པའི་སྔོན་གྱི་འཆར་གཞི་དེ་ཚོ་མཐར་མ་འཁྱེལ་བ་དང་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་ཁོང་ཚོའི་འཆར་གཞི་ཡང་མཁྱེན། ཐ་ན་གང་ལྟར་ཡང་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་སྲུང་མའི་སྔོན་དུ་འགྱུར་བའི་བརྡ་མཚོན་པར་བསམ། དེ་ལྟར་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱིས་བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་པའི་རྣམ་པར་སྤྲུལ་ནས་ངན་ཤོམ་དེར་བསྟུན་ནས་དགོངས་པ་རྗོགས་གནང་། མི་གསོད་མཁན་ལ་ཁ་བཏགས་ཀྱིས་སྦུགས་བཀག་བྱས་ན་གཅིག་པུ་དོན་དག་སྒྲུབ་པར་གསང་སྒྲོག་གནང་། རྒོལ་འཛིང་བྱེད་པོའི་མགྱོགས་པོར་ཁ་བཏགས་འཇུ་སྟེ་བླ་མའི་མགྲིན་པར་གསོད་པའི་ཆེད་འབུད་རྒྱག་གཏོང་།

སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ཀྱི་དགོངས་པ་རྫོགས་པའི་ཕྱིས་སུ་བླ་མ་རྩ་ཆེན་དེ་འདྲ་མིས་གསོད་པས་དགོན་པ་དང་ཁོང་གི་བླ་བྲང་ནི་རྙོག་སློང་། ཁོང་ཚོའི་ལྷ་སར་ཕུང་པོ་དེ་སྲེག་ཤིང་གང་དུ་བཞགས་པ་དང་སློབ་མ་སྟོང་ཕྲག་ལྷག་དང་སོག་པོའི་དཔོན་རིགས་ཆེན་པོ་ཁག་བླ་མ་དང་མི་ཆེན་རྣམས་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ལ་མྱ་ངན་གནང་སར་ཕེབས།

ཐོག་མར་ཕུང་པོ་སྲེག་ཤིང་གང་དུ་མེ་མ་འབར། དེང་དུས་༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་གི་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་སྐུ་བཀྲོངས་པ་ཤེས་བཞིན་དུ་ལྷིང་འཇགས་མེད་པ་དང་ཐུགས་འགྱོད་གནང་། ༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་དང་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་རྣམ་གཉིས་པཎ་ཆེན་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་གི་སློབ་མ་ཞིག་ཡིན་པ་དང་ཆོས་གྲོགས་ཡང་རེད།
སྐུ་རྣམ་པ་གཉིས་ཆོས་བསྐོར་བགྲོ་གླེང་དང་ཕན་ཚུན་དབང་དང་གསུང་ཆོས་འབུལ་རེས་གནང་། ཁོང་རྣམ་པ་གཉིས་ཀྱི་པཎ་ཆེན་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ལ་ཞུས་པ་ཡིན་ནའང་ཕན་ཚུན་གསུང་ཆོས་གནང་བའི་རེ་སྐུལ་གནང་། སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་སྐུ་བཀྲོངས། ༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་ཡང་ཁོང་དང་ཐུག་འཕྲད་གནང་འདོད་ཡོད་པ་དང་ཁོང་ལ་སྔགས་ཐོག་དབང་གནང་འདོད་པ་ཡིན་ནའང་བདེ་ཐང་མེད་པར་སྨྲ། དེ་འདྲ་མ་བྱུང་། དེ་བཞིན་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་སྐུ་བཀྲོངས་མཁན་གྱི་་སྐུ་དྲག་དེས་ཤོལ་འདེབས་པའི་རྐྱེན་གྱིས་རེད།

༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་ཐུགས་ཕམ་པའི་དགོངས་སེལ་གྱི་སྟོད་པ་གཅིག་རྩོམ་གནང་བ་རེད། ༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་གིས་སྟོད་པ་དེ་དྲིལ་བསྒྲགས་གནང་བ་དང་བསྟོད་པ་དེ་གཤིན་ཆོག་དུ་འཁྱེར་ན་ཀློག་པས་དེ་ག་རང་སྲེག་ཤིང་ལ་མེ་འབར། སློབ་མ་ཞིག་གིས་སེམས་སྡུག་ཞིང་སུན་སྣང་ཐོག་སྲེག་ཤིང་ལ་གཟན་གཞུ་བ་དང་མེ་འབར་ནས་དུ་བ་ནག་པོ་འཚུབ་མ་ཐོན་སོང་ཟེར། དུ་བ་དེ་ལག་པའི་དབྱིབས་སུ་འགྱུར་ནས་གནམ་སའི་མཐུད་མཚམས་ལ་ཁྱབ་པ་སོང་། དེས་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་སྐུ་བཞེངས་པ་མཚོན། དེ་ལྟ་བས་ན་རྗེ་ཙོང་ཁ་པའི་བསྟན་པ་སྲུང་བསྐྱབས་གནང་རྒྱུའི་དམ་བཅའ་གནས་ཆུང་ལ་གནང་དེ་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་མཐར་འཁྱོལ་གནང་པ་རེད།

སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་དགོངས་པ་རྫོགས་རྗེས་སུ་ཁོང་གི་ཡང་སྲིད་འཚོལ་བ་དེ་བཀག་པ་རེད། དེར་བསྟེན་འབྲས་སྤུང་གཟིམ་ཁང་གོང་མར་སྐུ་རྒྱུད་དེ་ཆད་པ་རེད། བླ་བྲང་དེ་ནི་པན་ཆེན་བསོད་ནམས་གྲགས་པས་ཕྱི་ལོ་ ༡༥༥༤ ལོར་གཞི་འཛུགས་པའི་ཕྱི་ལོ་ ༡༦༥༦ ལོར་བར་དུ་གནས། སྲུང་མ་གནས་ཆུང་གིས་འབྲས་སྤུང་ན་ཡོད་པའི་གཟིམ་ཁང་གོང་མ་དེ་ཐ་དད་དུ་འབྱེད་པར་བཀོད་བྱུས་གནང་། བླ་བྲང་དེའི་གདུང་རྟེན་ནི་སྡེ་སྲིད་བསོད་ནམས་ཆོས་འཕེལ་གྱིས་ས་ཕྱོགས་གཞན་དུ་སྤོ། སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱིས་སེམས་ཅན་ཐམས་ཅད་ཀྱི་དོན་དུ་ཡང་སྲིད་ཕེབས་པ་ཡིན་ནའང་ཁོང་གིས་སྐུ་རྒྱུད་དེ་བསྐྱར་དུ་མངའ་གསོལ་བྱེད་མི་གནང་།

 

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར།

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ནི་རྟེན་ཁང་རྩ་ཆེན་ཞིག་རེད། བོད་དུ་ལྷ་སར་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ཆེད་དུ་བཞེངས་པ་རེད། དེ་ནི་༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་མཆོག་ནས་དུས་རབས་བཅུ་བདུན་པའི་མཐར་བཞེངས་པ་ཡིན། སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་སྐུ་བཀྲོངས་རྗེས། ཁོང་ནི་གྲངས་མེད་པའི་འགྲོ་བ་རིགས་དྲུག་གི་སེམས་ཅན་ཐམས་ཅད་ལ་ཕན་ཐོགས་པའི་དོན་དུ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་ངོ་བོ་གྱུར་པ་རེད།

བོད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་ས་ལྷ་ས་ལ་ཡོད་པའི་རྟེན་ཁང་སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་གྱི་མདུན་གྱི་རྒྱལ་སྒོ།

སྐྱེས་བུ་དམ་པ་ཞིག་སྐུ་བཀྲོངས་བའི་ལས་ངན་གྱི་འབྲས་བུ་ལ་ས་ཆ་དེར་ས་འགུལ་རྒྱག་པ་དང་བར་ཆད་ཤུགས་ཆེན་པོ་བྱུང་ཡོད། བར་ཆད་དེ་དག་བྱུང་བ་ལ་རྟེན་ནས་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ཁོང་དམ་སྲི་མཐུ་ཆེན་ཞིག་ལ་སྤྲུལ་བ་རེད་བསམ་ཏེ། ས་གནས་དེའི་བླ་མ་མཁས་པ་མང་པོས་༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་དང་སྨིན་གྲོལ་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་ལྟ་བུ་མཁས་ཆེན་དམ་པ་དེ་རྣམས་ཀྱི་ཆོ་ག་རྒྱ་ཆེན་པོ་གནང་བ་རེད།

སྦྱིན་སྲེག་ལ་སོགས། དཀའ་རྙོག་དེ་གཙང་སེལ་བཟོ་བའི་ཆེད། བླ་མ་དེ་ལ་གཤིན་འདྲེ་དང་རྣམ་ཤེས་སོགས་དབང་དུ་བསྡུ་པའི་ནུས་པ་ཆེན་པོ་ཡོད་པའི་སྦྱིན་སྲེག་ཆོ་ག་དེས་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་མེད་པ་བཟོ་མ་ཐུབ་པར་ནུས་མེད་བྱུང་བ་རེད། སྦྱིན་སྲེག་སྐབས། སྨིན་གྲོལ་གླིང་རིན་པོ་ཆེས་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་རྣམ་ཤེས་མགར་བླུག་གི་གང་ལ་བཀུག་སྟེ་མེའི་ནང་དུ་སྦྱིན་སྲེག་གནང་བ་རེད། གང་ལྟར་ཡང་། སྨིན་གྲོལ་གླིང་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་རྣམ་ཤེས་དེ་མེད་པ་བཟོ་བར་ཐབས་ཤེས་གནང་སྐབས། མགར་བླུག་གང་ལ་དཔལ་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཇིགས་བྱེད་ཀྱི་རྣམ་པ་ཤར་ཡོང་བ་རེད། འདི་འདྲ་བྱེད་ཏེ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་མེད་པ་བཟོ་བའི་ཐབས་ཤེས་མཐར་མ་འཁྱོལ་བ་ཡིན་པས། སྨིན་གྲོལ་གླིང་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་ཁོང་རང་གིས་རྗེ་བཙུན་འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས་སྐུ་བཀྲོངས་བའི་བསམ་བློ་འཁོར་ཏེ་ཆོ་ག་དེ་ལམ་སང་མཚམས་འཇོག་གནང་བ་རེད།

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ན་ཡོད་པའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བཞུགས་ཁྲིའི་སྟེང་དུ་ཡོད་པའི་ཐུན་མོང་མ་ཡིན་པའི་ཞལ་ཐང་།

དེ་ལ་བརྟེན་ནས་༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པའི་ཐུགས་ལ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གདོན་འདྲེའི་སྐྱེ་བར་མ་ལེན་པར་དེའི་ཚབ་ལ་ཁོང་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་སྲུང་མ་ཞིག་གི་ངོ་བོ་བཞེངས་ཡིན་པ་སྙམས་པ་རེད། འདི་མཁྱེན་སྐབས་ཁོང་ཕོ་བྲང་པོ་ཏ་ལ་ལ་མཚམས་བཞུགས་ཡོད་པ་རེད། རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་ཕོ་བྲང་དེ་གནོན་ཏེ་ཕོ་བྲང་དེ་དཀྲུགས་པ་དེའི་ཕྱིར་དེ་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་སྲུང་མའི་ནུས་པ་སྟོན་པ་རེད།

རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་མེད་པ་བཟོ་བའི་ཐབས་ཤེས་སྣ་ཚོགས་བྱས་པའི་རྗེས་༼གདོན་འདྲེ་རེད་བསམ་ཏེ༽གཤིག་ཐབས་བྱས་པས། ཕྱིས་སུ་༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པས་འཕྲིན་བཅོལ་རྩོམ་གནང་བ་དང་སྐུ་ཉིད་ཀྱི་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་སྐུ་འདྲ་ཞིག་ཆེ་བསྟོད་བྱས་ནས་སོ་སོའི་ཕྱག་གིས་བཞེངས་པའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་སྲུང་མ་ལ་ངོས་འཛིན་གནང་བ་རེད། ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ཆེད་དུ་རྟེན་ཁང་དེ་ལྷ་ས་འཀྱིལ་ལ་བཞེངས་པ་དང་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་སྐུ་ཕུང་གཞུགས་འབུལ་ཞུ་བའི་གནས་ཡང་འཁེལ། སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་གྱི་ཁང་གཉེར་གྱིས་ང་ཚོ་ལ་དེ་འདྲ་གསུང་པ་རེད། མཆོད་ཁང་དེ་དེང་སྐབས་ཡང་སྒོ་ཕྱེ་ཡོད་པས་རྟག་པར་གྲྭ་པ་རྣམས་ཀྱིས་ཚོགས་འབུལ་བ་དང་ཉིན་རེའི་སྨོན་ལམ་གསོལ་འདེབས་སོགས་བྱེད་ཀྱིས་ཡོད།

སྤྱིར་ས་གནས་དེར་༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་མཆོག་གི་སྤྲོ་སྐྱིད་གཏོང་ས་ཡིན་པས་དེ་ལྟར་ས་ཕྱོགས་མིང་ལ་སྤྲོ་ཁང་ཟེར་གྱི་ཡོད། ཕྱིས་སུ་དེར་སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ཞེས་མིང་ཐོབ་པ་རེད། ཐོག་མར་རྟེན་ཁང་དེའི་ནང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་དང་བསྟན་སྲུང་བསེ་ཁྲབ་གཉིས་ཀྱི་སྐུ་འདྲ་ཡོད། མཆོད་ཁང་དེ་ལྟ་རྟོག་གནང་ཆེད་དུ་སྡེ་སྲིད་སངས་རྒྱས་རྒྱ་མཚོའི་རི་བོ་ཆོས་གླིང་དགོན་པ་ལ་མཆོད་ཁང་དེར་རྟག་པར་སྐུ་རྟེན་ཞིག་དང་གྲྭ་པ་༡༡གཏོང་གནང་གི་ཡོད།

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་རྟེན་ཁང་ནི་ཀྲོང་གོ་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱི་རིགས་དངོས་ཞིག་ཡིན། ཀྲོང་གོ་གཞུང་གིས་ལྟ་སྐྱོང་གནང་གིན་ཡོད་རེད། ༢༠༠༨ ལོར་ཀྲོང་གོ་གཞུང་གི་སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ཉམས་གསོ་གནང་བ་རེད། རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ལ་བསྔོ་བའི་སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་དེའི་༧གོང་ས་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་ལྔ་པས་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ལ་དད་གུས་ཆེན་པ་དེ་མངོན་གསལ་གནང་།

 

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར-རྟེན་ཁང་ཕྱི་དབྱིབས།

ལྷ་སའི་ས་བཀྲ-སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ནི་སྐོར་ལམ་གྱི་འཁྲིས་སུ་ཡོད།

མཆོད་ཁང་དེ་ནི་ལྷ་སའི་དབུས་སུ་གནས་ཡོད་པ་དང་ཇོ་ཤཱཀྱ་མུ་ཎིའི་ལྷ་ཁང་གི་རྒྱབ་ཏུ་ཡོད། ལྷ་ཁང་དེ་ལ་ཇོ་ཁང་ཡང་ཟེར་གྱི་རེད། མཆོད་ཁང་དེ་བར་སྐོར་གྱི་ལྷོ་ཕྱོགས་དང་སྐོར་ལམ་གྱི་འཁྲིས་སུ་ཡོད། མཆོད་ཁང་དེ་ཐོག་རྩེག་གསུམ་ཡོད་པ་དང་སྒོ་ཆེན་དེ་ཐད་ཀར་ཚོགས་ཆེན་ཐད་དུ་ཡོད།

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ཚོགས་ཁང་ཆེན་པོ་དེར་ཀ་བ་བརྒྱད་ཡོད་པ་དང་དེ་ན་སྙན་གྲགས་ཅན་གྱི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་ལོ་རྒྱུས་སྐོར་དང་བཀྲིས་མཚོན་བྱེད་བརྒྱ་བྱིན་དང་ལྷ་ཚངས་པ་ལ་སོགས་པའི་མཚོན་བྲིས་ཡང་ཡོད། རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་སྐུ་སྐྱེ་སྔོན་མའི་ལོ་རྒྱུས་མཚོན་བྲིས་དེ་ན་རྗེ་བཙུན་འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས་དང་གྲུབ་ཐོབ་ཆེན་པོ་བིར་བྷ་པ། ས་སྐྱ་པཎྜི་ཏ་ཀུན་དགའ་རྒྱལ་མཚན། ཁ་ཆེ་པཎ་ཆེན་ཤཱཀྱ་ཤྲཱི། བུ་སྟོན་རིན་ཆེན་གྲུབ། པཎ་ཆེན་བསོད་ནམས་གྲགས་པ། བསོད་ནམས་ཡེ་ཤེས་དབང་པོ། ངག་དབང་བསོད་ནམས་དགེ་ལེགས་སྐོར་ཡང་བྲིས་ཡོད། མཚོན་བྲིས་དེའི་ནང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་སྐུ་གོང་མ་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་དང་གནས་ཆུང་ཚུད་ཡོད། ༼འོག་ལ་གཟིགས་གནང་།༽གནས་ཆུང་ནི་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་དང་ཁོང་གི་དམ་བཅའ་དེ་འགྲུབ་པར་བྱེད་པ་དང་སླར་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་སྲུང་མར་སྐུལ་བྱེད་ཀྱི་རི་མོ་ཡོད།

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ནང་དངོས་པོ་རྩ་ཆེན་མང་པོ་ཡོད། དཔེར་ན་པར་ཤིང་ནང་བཀོད་པའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་འདོད་དོན་འགྲུབ་པའི་ཆོ་ག་ལྟ་བུ། དགའ་ལྡན་བྱང་རྩེ་གསེར་ཀོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་གིས་རྩོམ། ཁོང་དུས་རབས་ ༡༩ པའི་དགེ་ལུགས་པའི་བླ་མ་རྩ་ཆེན་པོ་ཞིག་ཡིན། ཚོགས་ཁང་དེའི་ཁོ་རང་ནང་ཡོད་པའི་ཆོ་ག་ཕྱག་ལེན་ཁང་དང་གྲྭ་ཤག་ཡོད་སར་འཁྲིད། ཚོགས་ཁང་ནང་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་སྲུང་མ་འདྲ་མིན་སྣ་ཚོགས་རྣམས་ཀྱི་ཚོན་བྲིས་དང་རྗེ་ཙོང་ཁ་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་སྐུ་འདྲ་དང་མཉམ་དུ་རྗེའི་ཐུགས་སྲས་རྒྱལ་ཚབ་རྗེ་དང་མཁས་གྲུབ་རྗེའི་སྐུ་འདྲ་ཡོད།

ཐོག་རྩེག་གསུམ་པ་དེ་མི་མང་རིག་གཞུང་གསར་བརྗེའི་ངོ་རྒོལ་སྐབས་སུ་སྤོ་དགོས་འབྱུང་བའི་དེར་སྔོན་མ་སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་གྱི་སྐུ་རྟེན་ལགས་བཞུགས་ས་ཡིན། མཐིལ་ཞལ་དམའ་ཤོས་ནི་ས་འོག་ལ་ཡོད་པའི་དེ་ད་ལྟ་མཇལ་མི་ཐུབ།

 

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རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ངོས་འཛིན་གནང་མཁན་ནི་ཆིང་རྒྱལ་རྒྱུད་རེད།

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ལོ་རྒྱུས་ནང་ལ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ལ་སངས་རྒྱས་ལྟ་བུ་ནུས་པ་དང་མངོན་ཤེས་སོགས་ཡོད་པ་གསུངས་ཡོད། ༧གོང་ས་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་ ༡༡ མཁས་གྲུབ་རྒྱ་མཚོ་སྐབས་དེར་རྒྱ་ནག་ཆིང་རྒྱལ་བརྒྱུད་ནས་ཡོང་བའི་ཆེ་ཏུག་ཏང་ཞེས་རྒྱ་ནག་མཁས་པ་ཞིག་ཡོད་པས། ཁོང་རྒྱ་ནག་བཙན་པོ་ད་བོ་གུང་གང་ཕྱོགས་ནས་དྲི་བ་གལ་ཆེན་པོ་རྣམས་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ལ་ཞུ་ག་ཡོང་། ཁོང་གི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་སྐུ་པར་མདུན་དུ་ཡིག་ཐོག་དྲི་བ་རྣམས་མེ་མཆེད་ནས་སྐུ་ཕེབས་སྐབས་ལན་གསལ་པོ་དང་ལུང་བསྟན་སོགས་གནང་རོགས་ཞུས། ཕྱིས་སུ་སྐུ་ཕེབས་སྐབས་ཁོང་ལ་བསླབ་བྱ་བཟང་པོ་དང་ཁོང་གི་དངོས་ཀྱི་དྲི་བ་དང་མཐུན་པའི་ལན་གནང་བ་རེད།

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ནང་གི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་སྐུ་འདྲ། རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་སྐུ་འདྲ་འདི་ལ་སེང་གེ་ལ་མ་ཞུགས་པར་ཁྲིའི་སྟེང་ལ་ཞུགས་ཡོད་དང་ཕྱག་ཏུ་རལ་གྲི་ཚབ་ལ་དབྱུག་ཏོ་འཛིན་ཡོད། ཆེ་རུ་གཏོང་བར་གནོན།

ཆིང་བཙན་པོ་ད་བོ་གོ་ཝང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱིས་གནང་བའི་བསླབ་བྱ་བཟང་པོ་དང་ཁོ་རང་གིས་སྲིད་དོན་གྱི་དྲི་བའི་ལན་དུ་ཧ་ཅང་ཐུགས་མཉེས་པོ་བྱུང་བས། ཕན་ཚུན་མགུ་རེས་སུ་ཁོང་གིས་པཎྚི་ཏ་ཞྭ་མོ་འབུལ་ནས་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ནང་པའི་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་སྲུང་མ་གྲགས་ཅན་ཞིག་ངོས་འཛིན་བྱེད་པ་ཡིན། སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ཆོས་རར་རྟེན་འབྲེལ་མཛད་སྒོ་བྱེད་དེ་ཞྭ་མོ་དེ་ཚོགས་ཁང་སྒོ་ཐོད་ལ་འཇོག་པའི་མཛད་སྒོ་དེར་དཔོན་རིགས་མཐོན་པོ་རྣམས་དང་མཚན་གནས་ཆེ་བའི་མིའི་ནང་ནས་༧གོང་ས་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་ ༡༡ མཆོག་དང་ཆིང་ཨམ་བན། རྭ་སྒྲེང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ། སྐུ་རྟེན་ལགས་དང་གྲྭ་པ་སྣ་ཚོགས་དང་མི་མང་མང་པོ་སླེབས་ཡོད།

ལྷ་ས་སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་མཆོད་ཁང་ནང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་འདྲ་སྐུ་ཡིད་དུ་འོང་བ་ཞིག སྐུ་འདྲ་དང་མཆོད་ཁང་དེ་༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་མཆོག་ནས་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ཕྱོགས་སུ་གང་བྱུང་ཡོད་པ་དེ་ལ་དགོངས་སེལ་དང་དྲན་གསོའི་ཆེད་དུ་བཞེངས་པ་ཡིན། ཆེ་རུ་གཏོང་བར་གནོན་རོགས།

 

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དེང་སྐབས་སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ནི་ཡུལ་སྐོར་སྤྲོ་འཆམ་རྣམས་གནས་མཇལ་ཡོང་མཁན་ཚོའི་ཆེད་དུ་སྒོ་ཕྱེ་ཡོད། གྲྭ་བ་རྣམས་ཀྱིས་མཆོད་ཁང་དེར་དེང་སྐབས་ཡང་མུ་མཐུད་ནས་ཚོགས་ཚོགས་པ་དང་ཚོགས་འབུལ་བ། ཉིན་རེའི་སྨོན་ལམ་གསོལ་འདེབས་སོགས་སྔོན་གྱི་ལུགས་སྲོལ་ལྟར་བྱེད་ཀྱི་ཡོད། འདི་ནི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་དང་འབྲེལ་བའི་གནས་མཆོག་དམ་པ་ཞིག་རེད།

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ང་ཚོའི་ཚོགས་མི་ཞིག་སྤྲོད་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་དུ།

དེར་མཆོད་མེ་འཕུལ་བ་ཡིན་ན་སོ་སོའི་གཏི་མུག་རྣམས་དག་པ་དང་དགེ་བའི་ཕྱོགས་སུ་འགྱུར་བའི་ང་ཚོའི་དགེ་བ་དེ་སོ་སོའི་བདེ་བ་དང་མངོན་འདོད་དང་ཉེ་འབྲེལ་ལ་བསྔོ་བ་བྱེད། དེ་ནི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ཀྱིས་གྲོགས་དང་འཕྲིན་ལས་ལ་བརྟེན་ནས་བཞེངས་པའི་ལྷ་ཁང་ཐོག་མར་ཡིན། དེར་བརྟེན་དེའི་ནང་ལ་གསུང་རབ་དང་། སྨོན་ལམ་སྔགས་འདོན་པ་ཡིན་ན་གང་བྱེད་དགེ་བ་རྣམས་རྒྱ་ཆེར་འཕེལ། རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ནི་བླ་མ་གྲུབ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་ཞིག་ནས་སྲུང་མ་མངོན་དུ་འགྱུར་བས༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་ནས་འདིར་མཆོད་ཁང་དུ་འཇོགས་པ་རེད། །

MrsChuah002

ཆེ་རུ་གཏོང་བའི་ཆེད་གནན།

ཆེ་རུ་གཏོང་བའི་ཆེད་གནན།

སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱིས་ལོ་རྒྱུས་འཁྲུངས་རབས་ལྷ་ལྡན་སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ལྡེབ་རིས་ཇི་བཞིན། ཆེ་རུ་གཏོང་བའི་ཆེད་གནན།

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ལྡེབས་ན་ཡོད་པའི་མཚོན་དཔར། ཆེ་རུ་གཏོང་བའི་ཆེད་གནན།

ཛུབ་ཐོག་ནས་སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ལྡེབས་རིས་ན་ཡོད་པའི་མཚོན་དཔར། ཆེ་རུ་གཏོང་བའི་ཆེད་གནན།

དབུས་སུ་ཡོད་པའི་སྟོན་པ་ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པའི་མཚོན་དཔར། ཆེ་རུ་གཏོང་བའི་ཆེད་གནན།

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་གོང་ན་ཡོད་པའི་རྗེ་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་མཚོན་དཔར། ཆེ་རུ་གཏོང་བའི་ཆེད་གནན།

འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས་ཀྱི་སེང་གེ་གད་རྒྱངས་སྒྲོག་པའི་འཆར་གཟུགས་ནི་སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་མཆོད་ཁང་ནང་།

འདུ་ཁང་ནང་ལྷའི་དབང་པོ་བརྒྱ་འབྱིན་མཆོག་གི་རི་མོ། ཆེ་རུ་བཏོང་བར་གནོན་རོགས།

སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་ན་རྩིག་སྡེབས་མཚོན་གྱི་བྲིས་པའི་མགོན་པོ། ཆེ་རུ་བཏོང་བར་གནོན་རོགས།

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ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་དཀྱིལ་འཁོར།

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ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་བློན་པོ་བཙན་རྒོད་ཁ་ཆེ་དམར་པོ།

DS003

ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་རིགས་ལྔ་ནས།-ཞི་བའི་རྒྱལ་ཆེན།

DS004

ཤུགས་ལྡན་གྱི་རིགས་ལྔ་ནས།-དྲག་པོའི་རྒྱལ་ཆེན།

ཚེམས་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་མཆོག་ནས་སྤྲོད་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་དུ་གསེར་སྐྱེམས་འབུལ་བཞིན་པ།

དེབ་ནང་སྤྲོ་བདེ་ཁང་གསར་གྱི་ཁྱད་ཆོས་དང་། ལྷ་སའི་འཁྲིས་ཀྱི་ལྷ་ཁང་སྣ་ཚོགས་དང་། དམ་པའི་གནས་སྣ་ཚོགས་ཀྱི་རྒྱས་བཤད་བྱེད་ཡོད།

མཛད་པ་པོ།: ཚེམས་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ།

ཁུངས།: སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཁྲི་བྱང་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་གི་གསུང་།
“བསྟོད་འགྲེལ་དམ་ཅན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་དགྱེས་པའི་རོལ་མོ།”

བོད་ཡིག་ཐོག་རྡ་ལན་གཞན་འབྲེལ་ལམ

 


 

杜固札巴坚赞

哲蚌寺上馆(津康贡玛)的转世传承始于班禅索南札巴,最后随着杜固札巴坚赞的圆寂而终止。虽哲蚌寺上馆的转世传承始于班禅索南札巴,然而这位大师的多个显赫前世可追溯至古印度时代,为佛教的弘扬做出巨大贡献的印度及藏地的传承上师。说到杜固札巴坚赞,就不得不提起他与五世达赖尊者是同学,一同在四世班禅大师罗桑确吉坚赞的指导下学习的关系

此殊胜的转世系谱中的显赫人物就包括须摩提女、大成就者毗瓦巴、吞弥桑布扎、藏王赤松德赞、大成就者那洛巴、热罗多吉札译师、罗丁舍拉译师、释迦师利巴札、萨迦班智达、布顿仁钦珠、持律主札巴坚赞、班禅索南札巴、索南耶喜旺波、雅旺索南格勒及杜固札巴坚赞——各个都是广弘佛教的关键人物。

杜固札巴坚赞的其中一个转世为宗喀巴大师八大弟子之一的持律主札巴坚赞(1374年至1434年)。据说当时持律主札巴坚赞向化为白鸽、在宗喀巴大师给开示的地方之上空盘旋的乃穹护法立下誓愿,必将守护宗喀巴大师对龙树菩萨中观教诲的特殊教法。

之后在杜固札巴坚赞(1619年至1656年)的那一世,乃穹护法之神谕提醒他在前世所立下的誓愿。然而,要崛起成为一位护法神,杜固札巴坚赞却在心相续中生不起丝毫的忿怒,于是他将此况告诉乃穹护法。随后乃穹护法向杜固札巴坚赞保证自己将帮助他制造各种善缘,好让一丝忿怒能在杜固札巴坚赞的心相续中生起。

那个时候,在五世达赖尊者及杜固札巴坚赞的追随者间存在着相互竞争的紧张关系。杜固札巴坚赞在会见乃穹护法的神谕后,这段紧张的关系并未平息,而享负盛名的杜固札巴坚赞更被视为导致五世达赖尊者黯然失色之罪魁祸首。这无疑让已颇为紧张的关系雪上加霜。

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在五世达赖尊者

雅旺罗桑嘉措(1617年至1682年)获四世班禅罗桑确吉坚赞认证为五世达赖尊者。他是一位著名的佛教大师,也是杜固札巴坚赞的师兄。他其中一项让人津津乐道的事迹,便是平定藏地的战乱、手握统治藏地之大权。于是,五世达赖尊者不仅是藏地世俗的统治者,也是藏人的精神领袖。在其统治期间,他与中国及邻近的其他国家建立邦交,也接见早期前去藏地的欧洲探险家。不仅如此,作为一位作家,五世达赖尊者撰写了24部学术及文学之作。他也创建布达拉宫为自己的宫殿,可惜的是他在布达拉宫竣工前便已圆寂。

另一边厢,杜固札巴坚赞桃李满天下且备受敬重,其弟子更是遍布藏地、中国及蒙古各地。人人都说他乃一位具神通的圣者。即便享负此等盛名,杜固札巴坚赞仍一心想着回避众人的追捧和认可而常往无人烟之处做禅修。然而他享有的名气致使事与愿违,他的每一个所到之处很快地就会被人所发现。于是他被迫不断迁移到各个山洞,为的就是不想被人发现。杜固札巴坚赞一生亲见多个本尊、菩萨、圣者及护法神。他一直向往群山、树林间及湖泊的宁静,一心想在这些地方做禅修和闭关。虽然向往与世隔绝,杜固札巴坚赞仍受无数其他著名上师及千万弟子的追捧,这些人当中还不乏蒙古及中国的皇室成员。

最后乃穹护法坚守对杜固札巴坚赞的承诺,帮助制造各种善缘,好让杜固札巴坚赞的心相续中能生起意思忿怒。乃穹护法将五世达赖尊者和杜固札巴坚赞的追随者之间的紧张关系带上巅峰。随后五世达赖尊者的侍臣继续眼见前去给杜固札巴坚赞献供养的上百人,他们对杜固札巴坚赞的嫉妒和担忧他将取五世达赖尊者而代之的恐惧更是加剧了。他们眼见杜固札巴坚赞的上馆(津康贡玛)的影响力日渐增加后就倍感威胁,他们惶恐杜固札巴坚赞将剥夺五世达赖尊者的权位。于是五世达赖尊者的管家,也是当时西藏的摄政——德司索南群培及其他侍者决定,去除杜固札巴坚赞所带来的隐患的最佳途径,就是把他给杀死。他们精心策划如何行刺,并尝试各种方法杀害杜固札巴坚赞,然一直未果。

在五世达赖尊者的侍者多次尝试行刺未果之后,杜固札巴坚赞已经对他们的诡计和争夺权位的各种手段感到厌倦疲乏。毫无争夺之心的他最后为了不想对任何人构成威胁,他允许五世达赖尊者的侍臣按照他们的计划将自己杀死。杜固札巴坚赞甚至向他们透露唯一可以将自己杀死的方法。由于他具神通力,过去他们行刺的各种方法都无法将他致死,而杜固札巴坚赞甚至是清楚知道他们的行刺计划。无论如何,最终杜固札巴坚赞感知自己崛起为佛教护法神的时机成熟了,于是他生起菩提心,随着行刺之人所布下的局而死去。他向行刺的人透露唯一可以让他们完成任务的方法,就是以哈达噎死自己。随后行刺之人立即随手抓起哈达,将哈达塞入杜固札巴坚赞的喉间将他噎死。

杜固札巴坚赞圆寂后,整座哲蚌寺和杜固札巴坚赞的拉章(上师的官邸)也随着这起事故而动荡起来,因为如杜固札巴坚赞般的高僧遭受杀害。他们在将杜固札巴坚赞的圣体放在一大柴堆上准备进行荼毗仪式。杜固札巴坚赞的成千弟子、蒙古的皇族及其他高僧及达官显贵纷纷前来拉萨,向这位伟大的上师致敬。

用作荼毗的柴堆最初无法被点燃,也就在这时候,嘉瓦仁波切才发现了杜固札巴坚赞遭谋杀一事,并为此深感困扰和后悔。嘉瓦仁波切和杜固札巴坚赞同为第四世班禅大师的弟子,师兄弟间关系十分密切。他们常在一起研究和探讨佛法内容,也互相给予对方灌顶和教诲。虽然两人同样都得到来自班禅大师的教诲,他们却时常会请求对方再为自己讲述一遍所学内容。在杜固札巴坚赞被谋杀之前,嘉瓦仁波切听到他病倒的消息时,曾想要探访他和给予他密续灌顶,却在那个谋杀杜固札巴坚赞的大臣之劝阻下未能成行。

极度懊悔之下,第五世嘉瓦仁波切写了一封道歉文。当这篇文被带到荼毗现场,并被大声念诵出来之后,用来荼毗的柴堆突然生起火焰。据说,当其中一名悲痛的助理不耐烦地用僧袍挥打柴堆时,一股黑烟旋空而上,形成一个巨大的手掌形,遮盖了整个天空。据说,这就是多杰雄登崛起成为守护宗喀巴大师传承的特别护法,实现杜固札巴坚赞对乃穹护法之承诺的时候。

杜固札巴坚赞圆寂之后,人们被禁止找寻他的转世,导致了哲蚌寺仁康贡玛转世传承派系的终止。班禅索南札巴于公元1554年在哲蚌寺上馆创建的拉章,在1656年后就不复存在。乃穹神谕指示将位于哲蚌寺的仁康贡玛或上馆拆除,并让第司索南却培把拉章内的舍利匣转运他处。虽然杜固札巴坚赞仍旧继续转世来弘法利生,但他的转世传承却自此未被正式正名。

 

布旦康萨

西藏拉萨市的布旦康萨是专为多杰雄登而设的重要护法殿。至尊第五世嘉瓦仁波切于公元17世纪末指示、资助和建立这所护法殿,为的就是纪念杜固札巴坚赞被杀害后,为利益无数众生化身成为多杰雄登护法。

西藏拉萨市布旦康萨护法殿前门。

杀害伟大圣贤所造下的严重恶业,造成地震和土地干扰事件频频发生,导致西藏变得动荡不安。当地的高僧们认为这一切都因杜固札巴坚赞化身为邪灵所引起,于是嘉瓦仁波切联同敏珠林喇嘛等几位资深大师共同进行火供法会和大量仪式,以期将问题解决。然而,这些向来以能降伏邪灵的强大能力著称的仪式,却无法有效地消灭多杰雄登。在火供仪式期间,敏珠林喇嘛将多杰雄登的心识召唤到勺子里,翻转勺子企图将他送入火中销毁,但每当敏珠林喇嘛尝试这么做时,他就看到大威德金刚安坐在勺子上。多次尝试以同样的方式杀害多杰雄登不果之后,敏珠林喇嘛才意识到他企图杀害的其实是文殊菩萨,于是立即终止了仪式。

经过此事,至尊第五世嘉瓦仁波切意识到多杰雄登事实上并非化身为邪灵,而是已经化身为证悟护法。据说,至尊第五世嘉瓦仁波切意识此事时,他正在布达拉宫闭关。多杰雄登以三叉戟按压布达拉宫,造成宫殿震动,展现祂已化身为护法的力量。

布旦康萨内的罕见唐卡,显示多杰雄登端坐在宝座上。点击放大。

至尊第五世嘉瓦仁波切对自己因误认多杰雄登为邪灵而企图谋杀和毁灭祂深感懊悔。为了表达歉意,嘉瓦仁波切为多杰雄登写了一篇礼赞文,还亲手制造多杰雄登像,承认祂为一位佛教护法。此外,第五世嘉瓦仁波切还在拉萨市中心杜固札巴坚赞圣体荼毗的地点建造了这座护法殿。布旦康萨目前的守殿人向我们叙述了这段典故,而布旦康萨至今仍是一所供奉多杰雄登的护法殿。

这个地方原本是五世嘉瓦仁波切的“度假屋”,故被称为“卓康”,藏语中是度假屋的意思。它后来被改称为“布旦康萨”。该护法殿最初供有多杰雄登和金甲衣护法像。第司桑杰嘉措将护法殿交托日乌曲林寺掌管和照顾,而日乌曲林寺也因此负责派遣11名僧人和一位神谕永久驻扎该护法殿。

这个地方原本是五世嘉瓦仁波切的“度假屋”,故被称为“卓康”,藏语中是度假屋的意思。它后来被改称为“布旦康萨”。该护法殿最初供有多杰雄登和金甲衣护法像。第司桑杰嘉措将护法殿交托日乌曲林寺掌管和照顾,而日乌曲林寺也因此负责派遣11名僧人和一位神谕永久驻扎该护法殿。

布旦康萨现已被列入中国政府管理下的国家级遗产,并在2008年经过重新整修,使得这所建来纪念多杰雄登的圣殿,将继续成为一个至尊第五世嘉瓦仁波切高度尊崇多杰雄登的强有力之证明。

 

多杰雄登礼赞文-至尊第五世嘉瓦仁波切撰写

天成元始界中本未动,
桀骜具力迅猛赛闪电,
明断善恶成竹在胸中,
诚信恭迎请降临此地。

显现出家妙相漆布帽,
右手持棍左手捧人心,
乘座腹行大鹏等诸相,
赞颂摄伏尸陀摩摩众。

誓物供品内外及秘密,
现前妙供种种真实供,
昔时曾因稍许私利错,
误施暴力无果今忏悔。

从今身语意恭敬赞叹,
于我师徒眷属施主众,
赐予吉祥消除诸过患,
教政事业增盛如满月。

此复迅速满足所有愿,
如所希求无劳赐胜功,
有求必应恰似如意宝,
祈愿能得三宝恒摄受。

来源:五世嘉瓦仁波切:Ngag-dbang-blo-bzang-rgya-mtsho (1995年)五世嘉瓦仁波切著作集(gsung ‘bum)甘托克锡金藏学研究中心。

 

布旦康萨护法殿结构

拉萨地图——布旦康萨所在位置靠近主要的转山路线。点击放大。

这座护法殿位于拉萨市中心觉沃佛殿所在的大昭寺后面,临近转山路径的八廓区南部。护法殿最初为三层楼建筑,前门直通主殿。

布旦康萨的主殿里有八根柱子,绘上多杰雄登多位前世的生平,主殿的壁画上则有吉祥图和因陀罗、梵天等诸神画像。多杰雄登前世画作上的人物包括文殊菩萨、毗瓦巴、释迦师利巴札、萨迦班智达贡嘎坚赞、布顿仁钦珠,班禅索南札巴、索南耶喜旺波和阿旺索南格列。当中的重点壁画包括多杰雄登的前世杜固札巴坚赞(见下)和乃穹。画上显示乃穹护法敦促杜固札巴坚赞履行他的承诺,崛起成为一位护法。

布旦康萨内也收藏了很多珍贵的物品,如由19世纪重要格鲁上师甘丹江孜色贡金刚持所制作的多杰雄登酬供仪轨木刻印版等。主殿通往一间进行法事活动的经堂和几间僧舍。经堂里有着各种护法的画像和宗喀巴大师与贾曹杰、克主杰两位心子的佛像。

护法殿的三楼和顶楼在西藏文化大革命期间已被拆除,那里曾经是布旦康萨神谕的住所,而最底层的地下室目前也已不再作为宗教用途。

 

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多杰雄登获清朝承认

在布旦康萨还发生过一件足以证明多杰雄登的证悟力量与神通的故事。在第十一世嘉瓦仁波切凱珠嘉措执政期间,有一位名车通唐(译名)的中国清朝驻藏大臣代表道光皇帝就一些重大事务请示多杰雄登。为了测试多杰雄登的能力,他在多杰雄登护法像前将呈文烧了,并要求护法在降神時给予明确的答案与预言。在次日降神時,护法对他询问的事情均给予正确、明显的回覆,连顺序都正确无误。

布旦康萨的多杰雄登像。这尊多杰雄登像坐在法座上而非骑着雪狮,
手持短棒而非弯刀。点击放大。

清朝道光皇帝对于他所提出的政治问题均得到明确和清晰的答复感到十分满意,遂赏班智达帽一顶兼赐封多杰雄登为佛教大护法。颁赠盛典在布旦康萨前院举行,于大殿门额挂上皇帝所赐班智达帽,许多高官政要均出席了此项盛典,其中包括第十一世嘉瓦仁波切、清朝驻藏大臣、热振仁波切、多杰雄神谕和许多僧俗民众。

西藏拉萨市中央布旦康萨护法殿内的庄严多杰雄登像。这尊护法像和护法殿均由第五世嘉瓦仁波切所建,用以纪念和表达自己对施加在杜固扎巴坚赞身上的行为表达歉意。点击放大。

 

现况

布旦康萨护法殿目前开放给游客和朝圣者参观。殿里运作如常,守殿僧人也依然按照传统进行日常供养和法会。这是一个跟多杰雄登结下深刻缘分的圣地。

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我们的成员之一,蔡女士在布旦康萨护法殿前。

在这里,我们可以供灯,象征驱除无明,并借此累积功德回向于自己和身边挚爱。此外,在这里念诵神圣经文、祈愿文和心咒,也可以达到事半功倍的效果,因为这是第一所转为纪念多杰雄登的庇佑能量而设立的殿堂。至尊第五世嘉瓦仁波切还特别将这位高僧化身成的多杰雄登护法之圣像安奉于此。
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布旦康萨的原壁画上描绘着杜固扎巴坚赞的转世传承。点击放大。

布旦康萨壁画侧面观。点击放大。

布旦康萨壁画侧面观之特写。点击放大。

壁画的中央是释迦摩尼佛。点击放大。

布旦康萨墙的高处绘上宗喀巴大师图像。点击放大。

布旦康萨大殿里的狮吼文殊菩萨图像。点击放大。

大殿里的因陀罗神画像。点击放大。

布旦康萨里的玛哈嘎拉壁画。点击放大。

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多杰雄登的曼达拉(坛城)

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多杰雄登的主要眷属喀切玛波

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多杰雄登五部之一的西泽 (毗卢遮那雄登)

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多杰雄登五部之一的扎泽 (羯摩雄登)

尊贵的詹杜固仁波切在布旦康萨做金酒供养

书中详细介绍布旦康萨及拉萨与附近的圣地。

作者:尊贵的詹杜固仁波切

资料来源:至尊赤江仁波切编撰之《愉悦如海护法之妙音》

 
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  1. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 22, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Great message every Tibetan especially must read!

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  2. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm

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

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

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

    Humbly,

    Tsem Rinpoche
    October 18, 2017

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  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Oct 9, 2017 at 10:00 am

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

    I love Dalai Lama

  4. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 3:55 am

    This comment by ‘Suzy in Hawaii’ left on Tsem Rinpoche’s YouTube is a clear indication that sentiments towards Dorje Shugden are changing for the better. Rinpoche has worked very hard to disseminate accurate information about the Protector practice and it looks like minds are shifting. Very encouraging development. See here-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  5. shane Jayasuriya on Dec 12, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    He who bring me out from darkness, he who i only pray present moment, he who i cry most when i feel his care and love.. when all left me he come so near to me.. when no one answer me he hear me.. when love care left me he filled me with love and joy..he who look in to my past in great detail.. he who saw no one ever saw..

  6. Carmen K on Oct 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    It is interesting to read the close connection between Dorje Shugden and the 5th Dalai Lama. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, and all his previous incarnations are illustrious lineage holders that played their part to continue the lineage till today. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Manjushri, thus so is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, and HH Dalai lama, considered an emanation of Chenrezig, and therefore both also have the same enlightened mindstream of a Buddha. It cannot be that one Buddha can ‘destroy’ another.

    HH the 5th Dalai Lama, being equivalent in attainments to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, would have been clairvoyant to be able to see past the happenings of that period of time. He would have known of the arising of Dorje Shugden, and foresaw the building of Trode Khangsar, which eventually let the QIng Dynasty Emperor to also proliferate Dorje Shugden’s practice. I also do not believe that the 4th Panchen Lama, teacher to both Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and HH the 5th Dalai Lama, could not foresee what would to be come. Additionally if the 5th Dalai Lama received teachings and empowerments from Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and vice versa, then, it showed the attainments of each, so how can Dorje Shugden , who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, be a spirit? How can an attain lama, who gave so many prophecies, advices, blessings, teachings, empowerments, even to HH Dalai Lama himself, become a ‘spirit?’

    It is also nice to know that HH the 5th Dalai Lama had composed a praise to Dorje Shugden, built Trode Khangsar and crafted a statue with his own hands to honour and recognise Dorje Shugden as a Dharma protector. If Dorje Shugden was a spirit, the 5th Dalai Lama would not have done all of these.

  7. Wylfred Ng on Oct 10, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享。

    历代达赖喇嘛与杜固扎巴坚赞的转世都有着非常密切的关系。 打从宗喀巴大师时代, 杜固扎巴坚赞的前世持律主扎巴坚赞与第一世达赖喇嘛也是同在宗喀巴大师座下学习, 两人都是宗喀巴大师的八大弟子之一。

    在第五世达赖喇嘛时代, 达赖喇嘛与杜固扎巴坚赞都一样是第四世班禅喇嘛的弟子。 两人也是互相学习的对象。

    不过第五世达赖喇嘛的大臣因为害怕杜固扎巴坚赞的名气会影响第五世达赖喇嘛身为政教领袖的风范而计划杀害杜固扎巴坚赞。 杜固扎巴坚赞也为了要履行对乃琼护法的承诺化身成为守护宗喀巴大师法教的护法而自愿被杀害。达赖喇嘛知道事情真相后感到懊恼不已而写下对于多杰雄登的礼赞文。

    第五世达赖喇嘛也是第一位认证杜固扎巴坚赞化身成的护法—-多杰雄登为佛教护法, 也在杜固扎巴坚赞圣体荼毗的地点建造了护法殿—布旦康萨。

    自此, 达赖喇嘛与多杰雄登都有着特别的因缘。 在第十四世达赖喇嘛时代正当西藏局势动荡的时代, 多杰雄登也帮助第十四世达赖喇嘛离开西藏, 也让西藏佛教流传到西藏以外的地区。

    第十四世达赖喇嘛与多杰雄登: 请浏览 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-fourteenth-dalai-lama-dorje-shugden.html

    谢谢

  8. Karenc. on Oct 10, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    布旦康萨是我一直很想去朝圣的地方。很高兴能在这里读到更多有关这个神圣又神秘的多杰雄登道场。布旦康萨这寺庙到处都是珍贵的法物,譬如由19世纪重要格鲁上师甘丹江孜色贡金刚持所制作的多杰雄登酬供仪轨木刻印版,八根柱子所绘的多杰雄登转世,道光皇帝赠的班智达帽等等。

    多杰雄登显赫的各个转世,五世达赖喇嘛为它建的布旦康萨,也为他撰写了礼赞文,清朝道光皇帝的认证,至尊赤江仁波切编撰之《愉悦如海护法之妙音》提到的布旦康萨及其背景等等,多位高僧大德及中国历代皇帝都赞赏及表扬的多杰雄登,甚至第14世达赖喇嘛早起也曾修过多杰雄登法门。试问多杰雄登又怎么会是一些藏人口中说的邪灵呢?一位邪灵能有这么大的本事让以上诸位高僧大德“睁眼说瞎话”吗?这不合理。

  9. William Chua on Oct 10, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen is the 5th Dalai Lama’s contemporary who has promised Nechung to arise a a Dharma Protector to protect Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings. From the article, we can read that Nechung actually helped Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to arise by creating the right conditions. We may just see that it is the jealousy of Dalai Lama’s people who went to cause the murder but Nechung actually made it possible so that the promise is fulfilled. How else can Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen rise as a protector if he does not have wrath in him?

    The Dalai Lama’s tribute to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen is the composed prayers and also the construction of Trode Khangsar. Trode Khangsar is the seat of Dorje Shugden and an important pilgrimage site. If Dorje Shugden is a demon, then it will not last for centuries till today.

    So, the relationship between the Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden has been of contemporaries working hand in hand to spread Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings and preserve the Dharma. We may not understand it but it is for the good of people.

  10. Su Ming on Oct 10, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    “Trode Khangsar itself is registered as a national heritage memorial, putting it under the care of the Chinese Government at a national level. As recently as 2008, the chapel was being renovated by the Chinese Government. Thus Trode Khangsar which is dedicated to Dorje Shugden continues to be another powerful testament to the high respect His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama came to develop for Dorje Shugden”

    This physical building itself and the history behind this building is a testament of the true relationship between H.H. The Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden. Why built a temple for a demon? It doesn’t make sense. Some more at on the grounds / land belonging to H.H. The 5th Dalai Lama.

    I am glad Trode Khangsar is being classified as a national heritage. It is a very holy site to many of the Shugden practitioners around the world. And the pilgrims will continue to visit this place since this protector is known to be the “protector of our time”

  11. Sock Wan on Oct 10, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    5th Dalai Lama was one of the greatest lamas in Tibet, followers from China, Mongolia and Tibet would travel to Lhasa to attend his teachings or have audience with him. His teacher was the 4th Panchen Lama, who was believed to be the emanation of Amitabha Buddha. The 5th Dalai Lama must have, through his clairvoyance seen the true nature of Dorje Shugden, thus written the prayer to Dorje Shugden and built a chapel in the middle of Lhasa to dedicate it to Dorje Shugden. There is no doubt Dorje Shugden is not an ordinary protector but an enlightened protector.

    Not only the 5th Dalai Lama wrote a prayer to Dorje Shugden before, Panchen Lama, Trijang Rinpoche, etc had also written praises/prayers to Dorje Shugden. Great masters like Denma Gonsa Rinpoche, current Trijang Rinpoche, current Rabten Rinpoche, Gangchen Rinpoche, current Domo Geshe Rinpoche, etc are Dorje Shugden practitioners. If the Dorje Shugden practice brings harm to people, these masters will not practice it and will never recommend us to practice. Not only Dorje Shugden did not bring harm to these masters, Dorje Shugden has helped their Dharma activities grow.

    If we put our trust on Dorje Shugden, we will be able to see good results. He will not abandon us, no matter what.

  12. jerry_sito on Oct 10, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享与开示,

    我们都相信,当一位活佛,高僧大德,佛菩萨乘愿而来的,无论他们经历多少次的转世,或同时有多少个化身,他们的心识都是保持一样的,因为他们的心识已经是证悟的,那么大慈大悲观世音菩萨的化身,无论观音化作什么化身,即使在六道中轮回,祂的证悟,祂的心识,与力量等是一样而不会改变的… … 那么从第5世达赖喇嘛尊者开始,认证多杰雄登为证悟的护法,第11世达赖喇嘛的时候也同样的得到皇上赏班智达帽一顶兼赐封多杰雄登为佛教大护法,第14世达赖喇嘛尊者也给多杰雄登护法写下了礼赞文,并建造了布旦康萨护法殿内与庄严的多杰雄登像,那么我们都相信达赖喇嘛尊者是观世音菩萨的化身,那么既然祂能够让多杰雄登护法成为伟大主要的证悟护法,那么多杰雄登护法的修持就不可能有任何问题了,加上我们相信班禅喇嘛是阿弥陀佛的化身,其他高僧大德们都与证悟的佛菩萨拥有同样的心识,那么他们都给予我们多杰雄登护法的修持法门,那么就可以证明这个修持法门是一定可以利益到我们的。

    谢谢
    Jerry

  13. Alice Tay on Sep 29, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    这篇文章清楚的记载,至尊第五世嘉瓦仁波切对自己因误认多杰雄登为邪灵而企图谋杀和毁灭祂深感懊悔。嘉瓦仁波切甚至为了要表达歉意,做出了种种的行动包括为多杰雄登写了一篇礼赞文、亲手制造多杰雄登像、承认多杰雄登为一名佛教护法以及在拉萨市中心杜固札巴坚赞圣体荼毗的地点建造了布旦康萨。

    建造布旦康萨的目的就是要纪念和供奉多杰雄登。布旦康萨现已被列入中国政府管理下的国家级遗产和目前已开放给游客和朝圣者参观。在这里,我们可以供灯,念诵神圣经文、祈愿文和心咒。在布旦康萨所做的一切供养是可以达到事半功倍的效果,因为这是第一所转为纪念多杰雄登的庇佑能量而设立的殿堂。

    谢谢仁波切以上的分享。这足以证明,从至尊第五世嘉瓦仁波切开始已经高度推崇多杰雄登护法。也因为至尊第五世嘉瓦仁波切当初决定建造布旦康萨甚至保存下来,我们今天才有机会参观此神圣的地方。

  14. Adeline Tan on Sep 28, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and the 5th Dalai Lama share a closed relationship as Dharma brothers. They were both students of the 4th Panchen lama,Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen. When Nechung reminded Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s promise to become Dharma protector he required wrathful energy of which he never had so Nechung created the condition and fanned the jealousy and fear of the Regent of Tibet and head of the household of the 5th Dalai Lama ans other attendants to such a point that they planned to kill tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was highly attained and has supernatural power that they failed to assinate in several attempts. Finally tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen himself perceived it was time to arise as a superior Dharma protector so he generated bodhicitta and resigned to pass away according to his would be murderes scheme. He revealed that the only to kill him is by strangulation with a khata , so his murderers took a khata and stuffed it down the lama’s throat and killing him. Several fire pujas were done to remove Dorje Shudgen thinking that he was a malevolent spirit but failed, the 5th Dalai Lama then wrote a praise and prayers to Dorje Shudgen and also crafted a statue with his own hands to honour and recognise him as Dharma Protector, an emanation of Buddha Manjushri.

  15. Echeah on Sep 25, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    It is important to make the distinction that the rivalries during that time were between the followers of the 5th Dalai Lama and those of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. Both the 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen were students of the 4th Panchen Lama and were very close Dharma brothers. It was the followers of the 5th Dalai Lama who were jealous of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s increasing fame and were worried that his Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang could be becoming more influential and they felt threatened. They are the ones that plotted his assasination. Nechung fanned the flames and though his assasination appeared to be a very unfortunate event, for the greater good, it was highly necessary in order for the great dharma protector of the middle way teachings, Dorje Shugden to arise.

  16. Stella Cheang on Sep 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    The long standing relationship between Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden is not without conflicts. The enmity started since the time of the 5th Dalai Lama, mainly because Dalai Lama’s attendants were jealous of the highly attained Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and felt assured that he will threatened the new position as the King of Tibet of Dalai Lama. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was the last incarnation of Dorje Shugden, as he entered clear light as a result of being murdered by Dalai Lama’s attendants, he arose as Dorje Shugden. As a result of deep regret for what his attendants had done, the Dalai Lama built Trode Khangsar Chapel as an attribution to Dorje Shugden. It is the proof that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector. Even since the enthronement of Dorje Shugden in Trode Khangsar Chapel, it had borne witness to recognitions by the Qing Emperor and His Holiness the 11th Dalai Lama. Thank you very much for this article. Thank you for this article, Rinpoche.

  17. Pastor Han Nee on Sep 23, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Dorje Shugden arose as a supramundane Dharma Protector from Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen , who was the last of the illustrious Drepung Zimkhang Gongma line of incarnations.

    This illustrious lineage was established by the unmatched Panchen Sonam Drakpa, and goes back in a line of great incarnations such as Magadha Sangmo, Mahasiddha Birwapa, Thonmi Sambhota, Tibetan King Trisong Detsen, Mahasiddha Naropa, Ra Lotsawa, Panchen Shakya Shri, Lotsawa Loden Sherab, Sakya Pandita, Buton Rinchen Drub, Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, Panchen Sonam Drakpa. The whole lineage comprises various Indian and Tibetan lineage masters who had made great contributions to the growth of Tibetan Buddhism.

    All of them were emanations of Manjushri.

    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen himself was an accomplished scholar and teacher and widely sought after( as can be seen from his biography in “Who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen?”).

    Panchen Sonam Drakpa, who established this line of lineage was himself unparallel in accomplishments and achievements. He is the only person who has ever become the Abbot of all three main Gelug monasteries – Ganden, Sera and Drepung. He was also the Abbot of Gyuto Tantric College and became the 15th Ganden Tripa.He wrote many commentaries to both Sutra and Tantra. To this day at Drepung Loseling, the largest Gelugpa monastery, as well as at Ganden Shartse, monks qualify for their Geshe degrees by relying principally upon the scriptures of this great teacher.

    Hence, it is only logical that an uncommon supramundane protector like Dorje Shugden, an emanation of Manjushri, should arise from the last of this highly illustrious lineage.

  18. Fong on Sep 23, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    There is a lot of information here in 3 languages! All these are gleaned from authentic sources. Definitely worth anyone’s time to read and understand.

    Such beautiful pictures of the thangkas, statues and murals from Trode Khangsar, the chapel built by the 5th Dalai Lama in honor of Dorje Shugden on the cremation ground of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this beautiful teaching. May more people come to know and understand Dorje Shugden. May more people benefit from the practice of Dorje Shugden.

  19. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 22, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Whilst The 5th Dalai Lama initially thought of Tulku Dragpa Gyeltsen as a malevolent spirit, then even the Mindroling Lamas were unable to subjugate Dorje Shugden, it was then the 5th Dalai Lama recognised that Dorje Shugden is not a mere spirit as he initially thought it would be.

    Trode Khangsar is a place he built to revere Dorje Shugden. the 5th Dalai Lama also made a statue of Dorje Shugden with his own hands and wrote a praise to Dorje Shugden. Such was the actions of the 5th Dalai Lama when he realised the true nature of Dorje Shugden. The 5th and 14th Dalai Lama are of the same mindstreams prolific scholars and produced much dharma work, so I do know for a fact the 14th Dalai Lama also knows and recognizes the true quality of Dorje Shugden.

  20. BT Tay on Sep 22, 2016 at 9:02 am

    But it seems that given the atrocities and denigration suffered by Tulku Trakpa Gyaltsan : was it really enough what Ngawang Losang Gyatso(5th Dalai Lama) did ? He (Ngawang Losang Gyatso) was forced to
    admit because he could not destroy “someone of perverted or broken samaya”.Drepung is well known for great scholars and some scholars had their works banned / proscribed just because they were not in line with the “official Madhyamika/Madhyamaka”.
    Tsem Tulku , do you have a list of all the writings of scholars from Drepung whose works were banned or sealed?

    • Pastor David Lai on Sep 29, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Dear BT Tay,
      Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was initially thought to have take rebirth as a Gyalpo spirit, which was said to have arisen from perverted or broken samaya. However, as evidenced by the inability of the powerful fire pujas – jinsek to subdue Dorje Shugden, it was clear that Dorje Shugden was not a mere spirit. Thus, the whole episode is interpreted to be the Dalai Lama enacting those deeds purposely to highlight the power and strength of Dorje Shugden as a Dharma Protector. Therefore, he did not have perverted prayers or even broken samaya. He did not propose a new or radical view. If you are looking for such controversial scholars, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen is not the one. He was strict adherent to Lama Tsongkhapa’s views.

  21. Pastor Han Nee on Sep 21, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and the writers’ team for this profoundly significant blogpost.

    The way I see it:

    The following is a detailed, step-by-step account to establish that this was the way Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen “chose” to arise as a Protector with the right amount of wrathful energy to do so. It also shows that the 5th Dalai Lama was not in any way involved in the murder of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had, in a previous lifetime, in fact the lifetime when he was Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, a heart son of Lama Tsongkhapa, made a promise to Nechung to arise as the Protector of Tsongkhapa’s special teachings of Nagarjuna’s Middle View of Emptiness.

    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was then reminded by Nechung to fulfil that promise. Nechung agreed to create the conditions for the wrathful energy to arise in Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen for him to become a Protector. The conditions that Nechung created revolved around provoking the fear and jealousy 5th Dalai Lama’s attendants and members of his household(equivalent to the Tibetan Government of today). The 5th Dalai Lama had just reunited Tibet under him and was consolidating his power. His position was not stable and in fact quite shaky. The head of his Ladrang and Regent of Tibet and other personal attendants were quick to react to what they perceived as any threat in the form of rivalry and any potential attempt to unseat the 5th Dalai Lama as Head of State.

    Tulku Drakpa GYaltsen and the 5th Dalai Lama had shared a close relationship as Dharma brothers under the tutelage of the same highly attained teacher and Master, Panchen Lama Lobang Chokyi Gyeltsen. While Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso was recognized as the 5th Dalai Lama. Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was recognized as the incarnation of a great and unequalled Master, Panchen Sonam Drakpa. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was highly attained and saintly and a scholar too. Despite being humble and unassuming, his fame grew and he drew students from far and wide and these included the royalty of China and Mongolia. This was how Nechung created the conditions and fanned the jealousy and fear of Desi Sonam Choepel, Regent of Tibet and head of the household of the 5th Dalai Lama, and other attendants, to such a point that they began to plot to murder Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. All this was not made known to the 5th Dalai Lama himself. Desi and other attendants made several attempts but could not successfully kill Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was highly attained and had supernatural powers.

    Finally, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen himself perceived it was time to arise as a superior Dharma protector so he generated great bodhicitta and resigned to pass away according to his would-be murderers’ schemes. He revealed that the only way his murderers could accomplish this task was by strangulation with a khata. His assailants quickly grabbed a khata and stuffed it down the lama’s throat, killing him.

    When the 5th Dalai Lama first heard that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was ill, he decided to visit him and give him a tantric empowerment to aid him. However, he was prevented from making this visit by Desi and the other members of his household and administration. When the 5th Dalai Lama finally learnt of the murder of Tulku Dakpa Gyeltsen, he was full of remorse and wrote a prayer of deep apology.

    The funeral pyre for the remains of Tulku Drakpa Gyelsten would not catch fire, until the 5th Dalai Lama’s prayer of apology was read out; only then did the pyre catch fire. When one of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s attendants in grief struck the funeral pyre with his zen, a whirlwind of black smoke rose into the sky and formed the shape of a hand that completely covered the skyline. It was said that this was when Dorje Shugden arose, thus fulfilling Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s promise to Nechung to arise as a special Protector of Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage, to benefit all beings.

    After the demise of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, the search for his reincarnation was BANNED and that brought to an end the illustrious Drepung Zimkhang Gongma line of incarnations that can be traced back all the way to ancient India, and includes great luminaries and mahasiddas . The ladrang founded by Panchen Sonam Drakpa in 1554 CE at the Upper Chamber of Drepung ceased to exist in 1656 CE. The Nechung Oracle instructed that the Zimkhang Gongma or Upper Chamber at Drepung was to be dismantled, and the reliquaries from that ladrang were relocated by Desi Sonam Choepel.

    Although Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen continued to incarnate to benefit sentient beings, his line of incarnation was never formally reinstated.

    Due to the heavy collective negative karma of killing such a great being, the country was beset by calamities, like earthquakes and other disturbances, immediately after the cremation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

    When several fire pujas were done in an attempt to remove Dorje Shugden(thinking that he was a malevolent spirit that had tried to harm by causing all the natural disasters ,plaguing the land) and they were unsuccessful, and each time Yamantaka appeared instead, the 5th Dalai Lama eventually manifested the realisation that Dorje Shugden was an Enlightened Protector, an emanation of Manjushri.

    In apology for his murder and the subsequent attempts to destroy him(having mistakenly thought he had become a vengeful spirit), the 5th Dalai Lama wrote a prayer/praise to Dorje Shugden and crafted a statue with his own hands to honour and recognise him as a Dharma protector. The 5th Dalai Lama also commissioned a Chapel to be built to Dorje Shugden, at the spot where he was cremated. The Chapel still stands today in Lhasa –the Trode Khangsar .

  22. Sofi on Sep 21, 2016 at 1:34 am

    It was with great and pure Guru Devotion that Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen had made the promise to protect his Guru’s precious teachings, Nagarjuna’s Middle Way view. After lifetimes of incarnations, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen with great compassion, fulfilled the promised made, to be that special Protector. With the enlightened mind of the great 5th Dalai Lama, it most definitely divine play that the 5th Dalai Lama allowed the misunderstanding of Dorje Shugden so that all methods to capture him were exhausted to prove to everyone beyond doubt that Dorje Shugden is enlightened. And as the great apology of misunderstanding, the 5th Dalai Lama built Trode Khangsar Chapel, hand made Dorje Shugden’s statue and wrote the praise of Dorje Shugden. Trode Khangsar Chapel must be such an energised holy place as it was built a the very site of the transformation in the special Protector Dorje Shugden. With it association with Emperor Kang Xi and Emperor Dakhong, it is good that the Chinese Government had declared it “national heritage memorial” and placed it under their protection, with it still holding its full ritual prayer sessions and trances by Oracle. How wonderful that our very own Mrs. Chuah is able to visit to offer candles at such a holy place. May she be blessed by the powerful Dorje Shugden and her wishes fulfilled.

    Thank you Rinpoche and the writers team for such an interesting article and the blessings

  23. graceleong on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Dear Rinpoche
    Thank you for this very precise account of the 5th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden. The history span over a period of 400years. What happened then is very crucial to the current standing of Dorje Shugden as it determines the pure truth behind how Dorje Shugden arose as an Enlightened Dharma Protector, specifically to protect the teachings of the great sage Lama Tsongkhapa which in other words the philosophy of the Middle Way by Nagarjuna.
    As sentient beings degenerate, the purity of the teachings get marred, the interpretations become tainted and leads to delusions/confusions in the minds of practitioners. Interpreters of the teachings including proclaimed high lamas directly or indirectly creates controversies with regards to the teachings, and this further confuses the practitioners.
    However, with this detailed account shared above,practitioners are able to follow through the whole phenomena on how Dorje Shugden came about and why HE is so important for the future of the Buddha Dharma. Dorje Shugden’s existence today is being subjected to a lot of abusive words and actions mostly by those who got really confused/angered by all the lies and substandard facts which are being irresponsibly shared.
    May this beautiful account written here,between the 5th Dalai Lama and his beloved Dharma brother Tulku Dragpa Gyaltsen and Dorje Shugden be a perfect antidote to all these negativities. May all the darkness be replaced by wisdom and compassion. May all be blessed by Dorje Shugden OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA .

  24. Anne Ong on Sep 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I really love this straight forward,clear cut and interesting write up on Dorje Shugden’s history. Love this interesting photos very much!
    I’m also hoping that Rinpoche and writers will in the near future come up with the whole series of Tsem Rinpoche incarnations on this blog. 😀
    Thank you very much Rinpoche. _/\_

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
7 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
7 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
7 months ago
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
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    3 months ago
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    The great Gautama Siddhartha meditating intensely is protected by the King of Nagas during heavy rains
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    Beautiful Buddha being sculpted from clay.
  • After a while, you are are numb and you just keep doing it. You don’t know what you are doing and you don’t see it for what it really is. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    After a while, you are are numb and you just keep doing it. You don’t know what you are doing and you don’t see it for what it really is. Tsem Rinpoche
    Please share this as much as possible. Please care. Please help: http://www.patreon.com/weanimals
  • OSER GIRL IS SO SMART AND CUTE AND EVERYONE LOVES HER
    8 months ago
    OSER GIRL IS SO SMART AND CUTE AND EVERYONE LOVES HER
  • It is a very painful process before the animals are finally dead.
    8 months ago
    It is a very painful process before the animals are finally dead.
  • If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
    8 months ago
    If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
  • Take a look at what singer Nicki Minaj did.
    8 months ago
    Take a look at what singer Nicki Minaj did.
  • Animals are enslaved to do a human’s job, this must stop.
    8 months ago
    Animals are enslaved to do a human’s job, this must stop.
  • This is how the chickens are killed in the farm, they die a very horrible death.
    8 months ago
    This is how the chickens are killed in the farm, they die a very horrible death.
  • America likes to police the world but their own record of civil rights is not on track. Watch this video from people of color in the US.
    8 months ago
    America likes to police the world but their own record of civil rights is not on track. Watch this video from people of color in the US.
  • Important video to watch and learn.
    8 months ago
    Important video to watch and learn.
  • Bigfoot’s voice captured on tape.
    8 months ago
    Bigfoot’s voice captured on tape.
  • Amazing video that you will not regret watching.
    8 months ago
    Amazing video that you will not regret watching.
  • Norma Jean
    9 months ago
    Norma Jean
    These are the heartbreaking scenes we see over and over again, that we share in the hopes of telling the stories of those who otherwise would have suffered and vanished from this earth without a trace. This is Norma Jean. Free for a little over five months, she knew more happiness than millions of her sisters ever will. But she couldn’t escape the fate genetically programmed into her as an egg producing machine. She seemed more lethargic than usual this morning, so we brought her inside to administer fluids and antibiotics in the hopes of pulling her through until we could get her in to see our vet. She couldn’t hang on. She died this evening shortly after this video was taken, severely infected from the rotting egg yolk adhered to various organs throughout her abdominal cavity. Like virtually every single one of her sisters, caged or free range, rescued or not, she paid the ultimate price for eggs (from FB)
  • If you want to change the world, start of by making your bed
    9 months ago
    If you want to change the world, start of by making your bed
    If you want to change the world, measure a person by the size of their heart

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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang and be blessed in many ways. Open daily from 10am till 5pm. Shared by P. Antoinette
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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang and be blessed in many ways. Open daily from 10am till 5pm. Shared by P. Antoinette
The young kids of KSDS learn to recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra. Alice Tay, KSDS
19 hours ago
The young kids of KSDS learn to recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra. Alice Tay, KSDS
Tara showed her artwork that going to present on Mother Day. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Tara showed her artwork that going to present on Mother Day. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Laura guided Zi Rou to complete the creative art work. Alice Tay , KSDS
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Teacher Laura guided Zi Rou to complete the creative art work. Alice Tay , KSDS
Teacher Lin Mun led the class for dedication prayer. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Lin Mun led the class for dedication prayer. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS students paid focus to write message for Mother Days. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KSDS students paid focus to write message for Mother Days. Alice Tay, KSDS
Anjung Singgah team together with Street Shepherd Outreach team last week. Looking forward to tonight's distribution! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Anjung Singgah team together with Street Shepherd Outreach team last week. Looking forward to tonight's distribution! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Sock Wan shared many interesting dharma lessons with the teenage students. Lin Mun KSDS
23 hours ago
Teacher Sock Wan shared many interesting dharma lessons with the teenage students. Lin Mun KSDS
I love Teacher Jayce dharma stories. Please tell me more. Lin Mun KSDS
23 hours ago
I love Teacher Jayce dharma stories. Please tell me more. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley is sharing one of the Jataka Tales story to the group of students from 3-6 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley is sharing one of the Jataka Tales story to the group of students from 3-6 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
All students listening to Teacher Kien's explanation about the importance of mantra recitation and setting good motivation everyday. Lin Mun KSDS
23 hours ago
All students listening to Teacher Kien's explanation about the importance of mantra recitation and setting good motivation everyday. Lin Mun KSDS
Teachers, I wanna answer that question. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers, I wanna answer that question. Lin Mun KSDS
Please come to visit us today. You will be the lucky person in the world. @Louise Lee
yesterday
Please come to visit us today. You will be the lucky person in the world. @Louise Lee
Lucky people in Petaling street receive precious gift from our Dorje Shugden stall. @Louise Lee
yesterday
Lucky people in Petaling street receive precious gift from our Dorje Shugden stall. @Louise Lee
KSK Penang team redistributed 360.60kg worth of surplus food and 235 pcs buns to the needy families in Flat PPR and Flat MBPP. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers benefitting these families who are facing long term difficulties. Thank you Tesco for doing your part to help the less fortunate community! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
KSK Penang team redistributed 360.60kg worth of surplus food and 235 pcs buns to the needy families in Flat PPR and Flat MBPP. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers benefitting these families who are facing long term difficulties. Thank you Tesco for doing your part to help the less fortunate community! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Recently we had a bird liberation on Medicine Buddha Hill. The practice of animal liberation benefits not only the animals, but also those who contribute towards this meritorious activity, offering the benefits of healing, longevity and purification of negative actions. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 days ago
Recently we had a bird liberation on Medicine Buddha Hill. The practice of animal liberation benefits not only the animals, but also those who contribute towards this meritorious activity, offering the benefits of healing, longevity and purification of negative actions. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More pictures of the surplus food collected from hotels and restaurants to be redistributed to the needy. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
More pictures of the surplus food collected from hotels and restaurants to be redistributed to the needy. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Last night in KL. Surplus food collection from hotels and restaurants around town. Thank you very much to the following hotels: Sunway Resorts Hotel Hotel Stripes KL The Majestic Hotel Impiana KLCC Concorde Shah Alam Al Amar Pavilion Grand Hyatt KL Concorde KL MSU And not forgetting the wonderful volunteers. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Last night in KL. Surplus food collection from hotels and restaurants around town. Thank you very much to the following hotels: Sunway Resorts Hotel Hotel Stripes KL The Majestic Hotel Impiana KLCC Concorde Shah Alam Al Amar Pavilion Grand Hyatt KL Concorde KL MSU And not forgetting the wonderful volunteers. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The collection from surplus food helps prevent food wastage; we redistribute to the needy families. Thank you to Tesco for this surplus food and also grateful to the volunteers for helping!!! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 days ago
The collection from surplus food helps prevent food wastage; we redistribute to the needy families. Thank you to Tesco for this surplus food and also grateful to the volunteers for helping!!! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan has offered lights and incense on behalf of KISG in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan has offered lights and incense on behalf of KISG in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
KISG has carried out prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
The close bonding between teacher and students in Sunday Dharma Class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
The close bonding between teacher and students in Sunday Dharma Class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien leading the prayer session before we start the class lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Kien leading the prayer session before we start the class lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice share the guidelines and lay out the class rules before start of lesson. Lin Mun
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Teacher Alice share the guidelines and lay out the class rules before start of lesson. Lin Mun
Andrea and Chloe always very participating during the Q&A session. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Andrea and Chloe always very participating during the Q&A session. Lin Mun KSDS
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