Changkya Rolpe Dorje

Jun 30, 2010 | Views: 879
Share this article

The current day incarnation line of Changkya Rolpe Dorje is His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Kyabje Pabongka is the undisputed incarnation of this Great Heruka Master. I quote this directly from Kensur Lobsang Tharchin’s explanation from his book “Principal Teachings of Buddhism”. Pabongka Rinpoche’s previous incarnation as this master ushered in a golden age of Lama Tsongkapa’s tradition to the Emperors of China, their court and to the nation. Changkya Rolpe Dorje’s line of incarnation is very connected to China and the immense benefit he brought to the nation is beyond any measure of kindness.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

This charming lama is presented in his yogic aspect as an adept of the Chakrasamvara (Superbliss Machine) Mother Tantra, as signified by the standing khatvanga staff attached to his left shoulder, and perhaps the feminine connotation of the elaborate floral arrangement held in his right hand. If it is Rolpe Dorje (1717-86), it is an idealized form, not depicting the prominent facial lump that usually identifies his sculptures. (Otherwise, it might be one of the Panchen Lamas.) The large khatvanga standing next to his left arm signifies that he very well could be Rolpe Dorje, since it means that the lama is an adept of the Unexcelled Yoga of the Chakrasamvara Tantra.

The Changkya Hutuktu, Rolpe Dorje, was brought to Beijing by the Yongsheng Manchu emperor (1678-1735) in the early 18th century, since he had been the lama guru of the previous Kangxi emperor (1654-1722) and his incarnation lineage was highly respected by the people of that area of Mongolia now incorporated into China as “Inner” Mongolia. He was brought up by lama tutors, but also attended the palace school for imperial princes, becoming a schoolmate and friend of Prince Hongshi, who later became the Qianlong emperor. This enabled him to accomplish a great deal for Tibetan Buddhist institutions in China, Mongolia, and Tibet. He was a student of the Seventh Dalai Lama and a teacher of the Eighth. He was an important lineage holder in several adept traditions of both Father and Mother Tantras.

Extracted from “A Shrine for Tibet – The Alice S. Kandell Collection” by Marylin Rhie and Robert Thurman, page 132-133, published by Tibet House US

 

Please support us so that we can continue to bring you more Dharma:

If you are in the United States, please note that your offerings and contributions are tax deductible. ~ the tsemrinpoche.com blog team

Share this article

38 Responses to Changkya Rolpe Dorje

DISCLAIMER IN RELATION TO COMMENTS OR POSTS GIVEN BY THIRD PARTIES BELOW

Kindly note that the comments or posts given by third parties in the comment section below do not represent the views of the owner and/or host of this Blog, save for responses specifically given by the owner and/or host. All other comments or posts or any other opinions, discussions or views given below under the comment section do not represent our views and should not be regarded as such. We reserve the right to remove any comments/views which we may find offensive but due to the volume of such comments, the non removal and/or non detection of any such comments/views does not mean that we condone the same.

We do hope that the participants of any comments, posts, opinions, discussions or views below will act responsibly and do not engage nor make any statements which are defamatory in nature or which may incite and contempt or ridicule of any party,individual or their beliefs or to contravene any laws.

  1. Pastor Shin on Jan 5, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    The Changkya line is illustrious. The incarnation includes the Second Changkya, Ngawang Lobzang Choden, who was a close teacher of the Kangxi Emperor and was thus responsible for the initial spread of Tibetan Buddhism in the high circles of the Qing Dynasty.

    The third Changkya, Rolpe Dorje is even more renowned because he was the schoolmate, friend and Lama of the Qianlong Emperor. In 1732 the Panchen Lama petitioned the Emperor to enable the 7th Dalai Lama to return to Lhasa (who was exiled in the late 1720s). When the petition was granted in 1734 Rolpe Dorje was ordered by Yongzheng to accompany the 7th Dalai Lama, Kelzang Gyatso to Lhasa.

    In 1744, the Qianlong emperor decided to transform the Yonghegong Palace in Beijing into a Gelugpa monastery as well as an Imperial Palace. This became the residence of Changkya and many other important incarnations from Amdo and Mongolia and the centre for the Qing to manage Tibetan Buddhist affairs and control local authorities in Mongolia, Amdo, Tibet and other areas which followed Tibetan Buddhism.

    In 1744, Qianlong also indicated to Rolpe Dorje that he wanted to receive private religious teachings and Rolpe Dorje taught him refuge, Tibetan grammar and reading. Later, Rolpe Dorje taught Qianlong the commentary of the Graduated Path (Lam Rim) by Vajradhara Kunchok Gyaltsen, together with a commentary by the previous Changkya, Ngawang Losang Chöden. “By studying these two texts, Qianlong developed great faith (gong ma thugs dad gting nas khrungs) and made a commitment to practice daily, which he kept despite his busy schedule”.

    In 1745, after Rolpe Dorje completed a retreat, Qianlong emperor asked him for the tantric teachings and empowerment (abhisheka) of his yidam, Chakrasamvara. As the disciple and requester of the abhisheka, the emperor had to gather all the necessary materials and equipment. Rolpe Dorje conferred on the emperor abhisheka the five deities Chakrasamvara according to the lineage of the Indian siddha, Ghantapa. During the initiation, Rolpe Dorje as vajra master sat on the throne and the emperor knelt to receive the initiation according to the prescriptions for disciples. The emperor offered 100 ounces of gold with a mandala (symbolizing the universe) to receive the initiation. After the initiation, Qianlong said to Rolpai Dorje, “Now you are not only my lama, you are my vajra master.”

    Changkya Rolpe Dorje also supervised and participated in the translation of the Kangyur into Manchu (108 volumes) and the entire Tengyur (224 volumes) into Mongolian. Such a powerful Lama who was the Vajra Master of the most influential person of that era, Qianlong, the emperor of China.

  2. han on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:35 am

    From history facts and informations , we learned that Changkya Rolpe Dorje oversaw the creation of (Mongolian, Tibetan, Manchu, Chinese, and Chagatay language) dictionaries and translations of Buddhist teachings in textual form.
    As a Buddhist administrator in Beijing, he played an important role in founding Yonghegong, a monastic college for Mongol, Manchu, and Chinese monks.
    Like Wutaishan, this college combined an Imperial palace and a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. He was also instrumental in developing the systems of iconography, cataloguing, and inscribing that would prove so important to the Qianlong emperor’s projects in Buddhist art.
    It’s worthwhile learning that the current day incarnation line of Changkya Rolpe Dorje is His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Kyabje Pabongka, and these great masters were belong to Gelug lineage.

  3. chia on Jul 9, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    H.H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche is the foundation of the entire Gelupa lineage guru at 21 century. Kyebje Pabongka received his Lam Rim teaching from his root guru Dagpo rinpoche and pass down his lineage to his root disciples Kyebje Trijang Rinpoche and another elite Gelupa master. Trijang Rinpoche also received secret tantra teaching like Vajrayogini, heruka and kalachakra tantra from Pabongka rinpoche himself and pass down to His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama.
    Kyebje Pambongka previous incarnation is Changkya Rolpay Dorje who is royal tutor of Chinese Emperor Kangxi. His teaching has much influence at China vajrayana buddhism. Until today,the basic material to study about vajrayana buddhism still has to base of his teaching of liberation palm of the hand.

  4. Bonita Khoo on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Whether being recognized or not, whether the incarnation lineage is being banned or not never deter the return of enlighten beings to continue to benefit others. These enlighten beings can incarnate back as high lamas, as emperor, as layman, as beggar, as a dog, as a bird etc, their sole motivation is to benefit others.
    Changkya Rolpe Dorje had played a very major role in the growth of Tibetan Buddhism in China and being the tutor of Emperor Kangxi, who is believed to be the emanation of Manjushri.
    It is sad to know that political interference had once again marred the purity of Buddhism. In view of the sensitivity between Tibetan and Chinese government, the incarnation of Changkya Rolpe Dorje, was enthroned as the incarnation of a relatively unknown abbot of Pabongka monastery with the title of Pabongka Rinpoche. This high being continued His legend in benefiting others and Pabongka Rinpoche’s name continuously became more famous in the region!

  5. Beng Kooi on Jul 9, 2010 at 3:06 am

    How ironic that China and His Holiness the Dalai Lama are at odds, when in actual fact, the religious belief that the Dalai Lama represents was so deeply rooted in China already. It is fascinating to read about how the Emperors of ancient China studied and even proliferated the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa, so much so that monuments to the Yellow Hat Teachings such as Yong He Gong temple in Beijing still stand today. China is even featured in many of the scriptural texts such the Five-Peaked Mountain (Wu Tai Shan), which is considered one of the sacred locations of Manjushri.
    However the political situation may change, one thing is for sure – the Enlightened Beings never cease to reincarnate over and over again, wherever they are needed or accepted in order to bring the precious teachings of Lord Buddha to many. I look forward to the rise of Buddhism once again in China, one that is free from the taint of political dogma.

  6. Peter on Jul 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    Reading further gave me goosebumps to think of how august Pabongka Rinponche is and his lineage deeds and yet I have read on some online Buddhist Forums, in their Vajrayana forum, how they simply disparage this great Rinpoche and link him to the Shall-Not-Be-Named-Controversy and to the extent of banning the very mention of his name or his signature teaching of ‘Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand’. Such is samsara…
    Joey’s comments are interesting:
    From my previous reading/learning from online Buddhist Forums and one Shingon priest I met online:
    1. Yes the Vajrayana lineage that went into China from India did died out due to the great persecution but it survived in Japan thanks to ‘Kobo Daishi’ (known to the Chinese as ‘Hong Fa Da Shi’) or also known as ‘Kukai’ who went to Tang China with Saicho, the founder of Tendai to learn Vajrayana from Indian and Chinese Vajrayana Masters and went back to establish it on Mt Koya in Japan (although Saicho parted ways with Kukai) hence the name ‘Koyasan’ and known as ‘Shingon’ or ‘Zhen Yan’ in Chinese (True Word), commonly known as Japanese Vajrayana.
    2. Today’s Chinese Vajrayana takes back the lineage from Japan and the only one I know of is known as Tang Mi (Tang Esotericism- Tang as in Tang Dynasty and Esotericism-Vajrayana) and they can be found online as well). So today, one can have 3 choices of Vajrayana practice: the Tibetan lineage or Shingon or Tangmi.
    3. ‘Guan Gong’ is also known as ‘Jie Lan Sheng Zhong Pu Sa’ or ‘Sangharama Bodhisattva’ was said to have taken refuge under a prominent Tien Tai Master, who taught him the Dharma and hence became Chinese Mahayana’s prominent Dharma Protector alongside the other one who has Indian Buddhist origins, ‘Wei Tuo Pu Sa’, ‘Skanda Bodhisattva’. It would be interesting to see a link on that Yamantaka and Heruka thangka with Guan Gong… 🙂

  7. Sean on Jul 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you for more information on Changkya Rolpe Dorje. He was brought up by by lama tutors, but also attended the palace school for imperial princes, becoming a schoolmate and friend of Prince Hongshi, who later became the Qianlong emperor. This enabled him to accomplish a great deal for Tibetan Buddhist institutions in China, Mongolia, and Tibet. He was a student of the Seventh Dalai Lama and a teacher of the Eighth. He was an important lineage holder in several adept traditions of both Father and Mother Tantras. That is my favourite part.
    I like the picture of the statue. It reminds me of Padmasabhava without his hat and facial hair.

  8. Wai Leong on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Thank you so much Rinpoche for sharing facts and stories of a great lama of the past. There is an interesting fact that, Pabongka Rinpoche actually transmitted all the knowledge and teachings to Trijang Rinpoche, the private tutor of the current 14th Dalai Lama.. How auspicious and special is the bond is? I love and respect the Dalai Lama to the core and we can see there is a direct link in between. Pabongka Rinpoche, Geshe Lobsang Tarchin, a direct disciple. One of the Tsem Rinpoche’s guru Geshe Lobsang Tarchin and this show the direct lineage of Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings. Malaysia certainly is of great fortune that having Tsem Rinpoche to stay here and spread the Dharma.. Once again I should mention again, may I have sufficient good karma, to meet Tsem Rinpoche personally, certainly there is a lot a lot of teachings to learn from.

  9. thierryfornow on Jul 7, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    This is history in action, it is dynamic, it is relevant, it is happening today.
    The re-incarnations of Changkya Rolpe Dorje, more famously Pabongka Rinpoche all have the same motivation: to help all beings be free of suffering and its causes. And we are talking here about suffering in all its senses, from the suffering of pain, to the more subtle suffering of fooling ourselves in distracting “pleasurable” experiences, and to the suffering that is pervasive, the very condition for our experience of suffering.
    When enlightened beings show compassion, great compassion, it is based upon the clear understanding of these three types of suffering, and then their compassion applies unconditionally (regardless of what beings have done or can do –good or bad) and with equanimity (helped equally regardless of which form they are, with no favoritisme, carelessness or neglect).
    Such things as enlightened masters and great compassion is a nice topic to contemplate on, it is a beautiful subject to study. But here, I think it is helpful to see it with our present mind and in our present time, and not only as a history lesson. Let’s think dynamically.
    To be efficient, to reach out, enlightened beings must make the teachings relevant and available when perceived from the eyes of un-enlightened human beings like us.
    So how are enlightened beings making themselves relevant and available in our world today, a world of technology, of fierce economical competition, of full-time entertainement, of world politics… How?
    By sitting in caves, teaching a few hermits and maybe writing a book or two?
    The efficiency (in terms of reaching out) of such method would be rather limited in today’s world.
    Through history, they have used our delusions to help us, they are working WITH us, at our level (and above of course).
    What would that look like in today’s world?
    What would Changkya Rolpe Dorje do in today’s world?

  10. Sean on Jul 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Thank you for more information on Changkya Rolpe Dorje. He was brought up by by lama tutors, but also attended the palace school for imperial princes, becoming a schoolmate and friend of Prince Hongshi, who later became the Qianlong emperor. This enabled him to accomplish a great deal for Tibetan Buddhist institutions in China, Mongolia, and Tibet. He was a student of the Seventh Dalai Lama and a teacher of the Eighth. He was an important lineage holder in several adept traditions of both Father and Mother Tantras. That is my favourite part.
    I like the picture of the statue. It reminds me of Padmasabhava without his hat and facial hair.

  11. Joey on Jul 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Reading this made me realize how close Tibetan Buddhism has been with China, although the Vajrayana Lineage in China died during the Tang dyansty when an anti Buddhist king executed all of the masters of that time. It is amazing that Chankya Rolpa Dorje was able to introduce Vajrayana again to the land of China, albeit only to royalty and to high ranking officials close to the emperor. Perhaps it is through this way that the Dharma can be preserved properly in China and help it survive the cultural revolution.
    However one of the most interesting byproducts from this intercultural exchange are Chinese thangkas of Yamantaka and Heruka, but with the Chinese general Guan Gong riding a horse as the Dharma protector. Guan Gong was famous for his righteousness and was initiated into the pathenon of chinese gods by the taoists after his death and later, by Buddhist sages of that time as a Dharma protector of the Chinese Mahayana along with Wei-to. To see him in a thangka shows how versatile and adaptive Vajrayana is to other cultures, as long as it benefits those who practice it.

  12. Yokefui on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Looks like the Tibetan and Chinese people are very closely linked karmicaly.
    The Tibetans excel in spirituality while the Chinese in economics. How wonderful if these two qualities could be balanced in both societies.
    We have a very precious lineage teachings which was clearly taught by the Founder , Lama Tsongkhapa and later by the great Pabongkha Rinpoche.
    Rinpoche , with his great compassion, always wishes to benefit as many people as possible.It is with this motivation that the first Tsongkhapa comic book in Chinese was conceived (http://www.kechara.com/publications/publications/) and later based on this comic book, the first live performance on the life story of Tsongkhapa was staged.
    I believe bodhichitta cannot be stopped by politics . Out of altruistic motivation even though his previous incarnation as Changkya Rolpe Dorje was banned, the bodhi mind took birth as Pabongkha Rinpoche accepting humiliation willingly for the benefit of all others.

  13. margaretlee on Jul 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    It is amazing how all these enlightened masters work hand in hand together to help spread Buddhism in China. Changkya Rolpe Dorje, who is the lama guru of Emperor Kangxi, known to be the enmanation of Manjushri, his son , prince Yong converted a palace into the grand Yong He Gong temple that up till today, still enshrining the huge statues of Lama Tsongkhapa and Maitreya. No wonder the golden era of Buddhism, especially the Gelug sect of the Tibetan buddhism florished monumentously during the Qianlong Emperior, as Changkya Rolpe Dorje also attended the palace shcool of imperial princes and became a very close friend of Prince Hongshi, who later became Qianlong emperor. This enabled Changkya Rolpe Dorje to accomplish a great deal for Tibetan Buddhist institutions in China, Mongolia, and Tibet.
    Although due to political reason, Changkya Rolpa Dorje was recognised as a relatively unknown abbot of Pabongka Monastery, but this does not stop these highly attained lamas from reincarnating back again and again to benefit beings.
    Now we know that H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche is a reincarnation of Changkya Rolpe Dorje. It is of ulmost interest to see what the late reincarnation of Pabongka Rinpoche will be doing.

  14. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 4, 2010 at 5:58 am

    His Holiness Kyabjye Pabongka Rinpoche is undisputed teacher of many Gelug Lamas. Pabongka Rinpoche was very well known for his exposition of the Lam Rim and during his past incarnation he would refrain from giving a lot of initiations but focused solely on teaching the Lam Rim. He was called the Lam Rim Lama as a put down by certain quarters that could not perceive his supreme qualities by focusing on teaching the Lam Rim as opposed to granting many initiations.
    The prototype of the Lam Rim, the ‘Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment’ by Lama Atisha was only ever entrusted over by Lama Atisha to his student Dromtonpa and no one else. That was how high in regard Lama Atisha considered this particular teaching. Dromtonpa was regarded to be Lama Atisha’s main heir to his teachings.
    Without a good grounding in the Lam Rim, one’s foundations in Buddhism will not be very strong. The Lam Rim serves to educate people about the various stages towards enlightenment. It also helps to understand the roles of other Buddhist traditions apart from Vajrayana. One will get a clear understanding about the various traditions and how it is differentiated by the practitioner’s motivation.
    I really admire Pabongka Rinpoche who gave us the “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand”, it is truly a treasure that I rely on constantly.

  15. Li Kim on Jul 4, 2010 at 3:34 am

    I thank Rinpoche for this article. I am privileged to learn such important information presented in such a concise manner.
    Realizing what an important role Changkya Rolpe Dorje played in bringing Tibetian Buddhism to China, Mongolia and Tibet, it is disheartening and sad that his reincarnation was not given the rightful recognition due to political sentiments and adversity. As David commented “the reincarnation was enthroned as a relatively unknown Abbot of Pabongka monastery”, Pabongka Rinpoche. Of course this did not stop nor belittle the greatness of Pabongka Rinpoche.
    I have heard a lot about Yong He Gung temple and read a book about the amazing Tsongkhapa statue. I would love to travel China and visit these many temples.

  16. Wendy on Jul 4, 2010 at 2:27 am

    I totally agree with Sharon. Highly attained masters like Changkya Rolpe Dorje is beyond worldly conventions. Banning their line of incarnation cannot prevent them from coming back to benefit people. There are other examples in history such as the Sharmapas etc. Although the line of incarnations of the Sharmapas were banned in the past due to political reasons, their incarnation continue to return and were being recognized unofficially within their lineage until they were officially reinstated by the Dalai Lama. Thanks to Rinpoche for posting the illustrious history of Changkya Rolpe Dorje. Knowing his accomplishments as the lama guru of the great emperor of China, Kangxi himself, it is not surprising that his more current incarnation include the great HH Pabongka Rinpoche.

  17. Shirley Tan on Jul 4, 2010 at 2:13 am

    It always never fails to amaze me that Enlightened Beings would go through so much, life after time, to return again and again just to help us all and give us the Dharma. They could choose to return as a monk, a King, a scholar, a thief, or anything at all – but their motivation and purpose always remain the same, and that is to liberate us. I have just started reading about the great Pabongka Rinpoche. Like Li Kheng said, it is hard to find more information on these great Masters. Thank you so much, Rinpoche for posting and sharing this. It helps me to think about how very little that I do and feel incredibly grateful to all these Masters of the past for doing what they do and for upholding the Dharma so well. We are the true beneficiaries of their heroic selfless deeds.

  18. Datuk May on Jul 4, 2010 at 2:12 am

    The first time I last visited Beijing in 1999, I was shown many temples and some of them had very Tibetan décor and some extremely like the Mahayana ones like I used to see in Taiwan. I was a little confused as to what “type of Buddhism” was being practiced in China. This ignorance of mine has now been erased a little with the learning of the history of Changkya Rolpe Dorje.
    It is wonderful to know that Buddhism is same with great masters reincarnating over and over again to benefit people.
    The study of Buddhism is extremely interesting and the scope of knowledge is wide and encompassing, and I am glad soon with the guidance of Rinpoche we will have an institute of Learning based on Buddhist doctrine in Malaysia.

  19. Joy Kam on Jul 4, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this information about Changkya Rolpe Dorje. Kyabke Pabongka Dorje Chang is definitely an illustrious living Buddha of our time, and we are so lucky to have him back walking and teaching Dharma again! And this history about his line of incarnation is invaluable as it gives us more faith in these great masters, who are our lineage lamas. Definitely they are living Buddhas that we owe so much for giving us the Dharma during these degenerate times.
    It is amazing that how the dots are slowly being connected and Changkya Rolpe Dorje played pivotal role in ushering Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings to China. That is how till today we can see the huge Lama Tsongkhapa statue in the Yong He Gong Temple and all over Wu Tai San. This information shows that Tibetan Buddhism especially the Gelug lineage spread very strongly in China and wow, this is some history lesson even my grand-parents would not have known.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this short but powerful info.

  20. mayy on Jul 4, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Rinpoche, Thank you so much for sharing this clear and concise information about Changkya Rolpe Dorje, which is rare to know about. I have always held HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche in high esteem and respect for writing the Lamrim (Liberation in the Palm of your hand) and now to know that he is the reincarnation of Changkya Rolpe Dorje is most inspiring. History also tells us the connection between great masters and sages in spreading Buddhist teachings to China and yet we see disturbing trends in the relationship between modern China and Tibet today. I wonder if it has something to do with karmic influence.

  21. Irene Lim on Jul 4, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Even the Kagyu Lamas recognized Changkya Rolpe Dorje as an extraordinary learned and realized Gelugpa teacher who lived in the eighteenth century.
    Thrangu Rinpoche has commentary in his song, “Recognizing my Mother”, the “mother” he refers to is the nature of one’s mind. His song makes a clear distinction between recognizing and not recognizing the nature of mind. With engaging imagery, he characterizes our failure to recognize our own mind as being like a small child sitting in his mother’s lap who forgets where he is and looks for his mother everywhere else.

  22. KYC on Jul 3, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you for the information on the spiritual lineage of Pabongka Rinpoche. I enjoyed reading about the contribution of Changkya Rolpe Dorje to the spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China. He was the guru of the Manchu emperor Kangxi who was said to be an emanation of Manjushri. I was also struck by the fact that Rolpe Dorje was also connected to the 7th and the 8th Dalai Lamas. Today, the incarnation of this great Tibetan master is back. Out of compassion, enlightened beings take rebirth again and again to liberate sentient beings. It would be interesting to follow the progress of the young Pabongka Rinpoche because he comes from a very famous lineage.

  23. Shirley Tan on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    It always never fails to amaze me that Enlightened Beings would go through so much, life after time, to return again and again just to help us all and give us the Dharma. They could choose to return as a monk, a King, a scholar, a thief, or anything at all – but their motivation and purpose always remain the same, and that is to liberate us. I have just started reading about the great Pabongka Rinpoche. Like Li Kheng said, it is hard to find more information on these great Masters. Thank you so much, Rinpoche for posting and sharing this.

  24. susan on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Ok..so who is this Pabongkha and how does he relate to us?
    As Rinpoche mentioned, His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s incarnation ushered in a golden age of Lama Tsongkapa’s tradition to the Emperors of China, their court and to the nation! How many do we have in China today? It’s growing so fast that I rather refer you to this cool website to check out live statistics http://www.chinability.com/China%20population%20clock.htm
    I doubt there are any debates over China’s growing economic strengths and influence in our world today. Well and good for the country…but do you think people can live and find happiness SOLELY on acquiring and building stronger financial status? Many may eventually realize that this alone is not enough and will look for lasting happiness. Pabongkha has already long brought Buddhism to China and may many come across these golden teachings.
    Well, guess what we are learning here in Kechara?!
    The text, LAMRIM or The Stages On The Path To Enlightenment is being studied in the great monasteries Gaden, Sera and Drepung which has produced hundreds of eminent masters. How so? Because these text is the complete guideline of the path the Enlightenment! And yes, be it you believe or not, these text has produced many emanate masters and enlightened beings.
    Having our roots in Gaden Monastery (http://www.kechara.com/publications/audio-visual/dvds/journey-to-gaden/) where Tsem Rinpoche comes from, teachings here in kechara is from “The Stages On The Path To Enlightenment.” http://www.kechara.com/kechara-house/education/english/lamrim-class/
    The reference text used in Kechara House is ‘Liberation in the Palm of your Hand’ by non other than H.H. Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche!

  25. Sharon Saw on Jul 3, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you for this lovely post. HH Pabonkha Rinpoche (1878–1941) was the root guru of both HH Ling Rinpoche and HH Trijang Rinpoche, the two tutors of the 14th Dalai Lama. He was also the teacher of most of the Gelug Lamas of that time. In 1921, he gave his famous 24-day exposition on the Lamrim, which was published as “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand” edited by his student HH Trijang Rinpoche. A prolific author, he also wrote fifteen large volumes and cover every aspect of Buddhism. These texts provide explanations on sadhanas, chanting, how to make tormas and many other subjects.
    These achievements show that no matter how politics try to play down an attained Master and even by removing the name of his previous incarnations, the attainments always shine through.

  26. Li Kheng on Jul 3, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Rinpoche, thank you very much for providing this clear, comprehensive and easy to understand information about Changkya Rolpe Dorje, which is really not easy to come by. Although the Internet is so rich in information, it is not always easy to filter out inaccurate information and compile all relative information regarding a Dharma subject. Rinpoche has made it very easy for all of us! Thank you again Rinpoche.
    On another point, it is very sad that politics has once again tainted and twisted the purity of Dharma: creating a misunderstanding of Dharma. Thank goodness great masters like Tsem Rinpoche are so compassionate to return lifetime after lifetime with the clear motivation to teach pure Dharma. May the information and teachings provided on Tsem Rinpoche through this blog furnish Dharma practitioners with valuable information to clear misunderstandings and develop Dharma knowledge.

  27. seonghuat on Jul 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing with us the rare image and the lineage of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche.
    Love always,
    Henry Ooi

  28. Paris on Jul 3, 2010 at 6:28 am

    I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to go to China a few years ago and visit several prominent Gelug Buddhist sites in China, including Yong He Gung (founded by Emperor Qian Long, as explained above by David) and many, many incredible, old monasteries in Wu Tai Shan (known as Manjushri’s abode).
    There are still many old temples and stupas dedicated to Changkya Rolpa Dorje. Some of the stupas even contain his relics within – just such special places! It is also amazing proof of just how prevalent and widespread Gelugpa Buddhism and Gelug Lamas’ influence was within China.
    It was by Lamas like Changkya Rolpa Dorje that Tibetan Buddhist lineages (especially gelug) grew so strongly and became the main religion of the country.
    It’s so super simple to travel to China now – do try to go visit these sites and see a big part of Gelug history xxx

  29. thierry on Jul 2, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Wow…
    This makes me contemplate on how the intricate connections between the skillful enlightened gelug masters works. They are making Dharma flourish in the minds of many, many, many…
    How rejoycing!
    Thierry

  30. susan on Jul 2, 2010 at 1:55 am

    No matter what’s being done or not done, recognized or not..even banning the entire lineage will not prevent these high beings from returning and continue to benefit many. I enjoyed reading this post very much as reading about great masters can be so uplifting and inspirational. Thank you Rinpoche for posting this article.

  31. dorrise on Jul 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    once more Thank You …..

  32. dorrise on Jul 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    i say have to say thank you to rinpoche and james to help and guide me to know more of tsongkhapa which i really appreciate and love this pretty home precious set….

  33. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Jul 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Changky Rolpe Dorje and Karmapa are two completely seperate beings. Nothing to do with eachother.

  34. David on Jul 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I believe it was Emperor Kangxi’s son, Prince Yong that converted a palace into the grand Yong He Gong temple enshrining huge statues of Lama Tsongkhapa and Maitreya. Prince Yong was then enthroned as the succeeding Emperor Yongzheng. Got this from the wikipedia. I believe their Guru must have been Changkya Rolpe Dorje.
    Also, it was because of the political atmosphere of that time, the incarnation of Changkya Rolpe Dorje was deemed too political to be recognised. The Chinese was already having a heavy hand in Tibetan politics and recognising the latest incarnation of Changkya would result in Chinese having further excuse to come into Tibetan politics. Hence, he was enthroned as the incarnation of a relatively unknown abbot of Pabongka monastery. So, he was then on known as Pabongka Rinpoche.
    MK: I don’t think that the Karmapa and the Changkya line of incarnations are related as they are about 300-400 years apart and they are holders of separate lineages. Karmapa is Karma Kagyu and Changkya Rolpe Dorje is Gelug.

  35. MK on Jul 1, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Rinpoche,
    Is Changkya Rolpe Dorje related to HH the 4th Karmapa Rolpe Dorje the one who gave layman ordination to Lama Tsongkhapa when he was just 3years old in 1360?

  36. Peter on Jun 30, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Tashi Delek Rinpoche!
    Very interesting information!
    May I humbly share here what have been learned from another Buddhist forum, that perhaps the term ‘Hutuktu’ is a Mongolian term for ‘Tulku’ and also as an official title for leaders of Mongolian and Tibetan Lamas during China’s last Qing Dynasty.
    In Chinese characters and romanised pinyin, it would be ‘呼圖克圖’ & ‘hū tú kè tú’.
    Source: http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1394

  37. Yoshiaki on Jun 30, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    What can I say except, thank you… 🙂
    namaste

  38. Ethan Chu on Jun 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    It is always interesting to learn about iconography of different statues, each significant tells a story. As we learn along the way, each inspires us to be just like them, holding the qualities of a Buddha.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *





Blog Chat

BLOG CHAT

Dear blog friends,

I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you.

Tsem Rinpoche


SCHEDULED CHAT SESSIONS / 中文聊天室时间表

THURSDAY
10 - 11PM (GMT +8)
5 - 6AM (PST)
星期五
9 - 10PM (GMT +8)
4 - 5AM (PST)
(除了每个月的第一个星期五)
SATURDAY
11AM - 12PM (GMT +8)
FRIDAY 7 - 8PM (PST)
SUNDAY
9:30 - 10PM (GMT +8)
4:30 - 5AM (PST)

UPCOMING TOPICS FOR FEBRUARY / 二月份讨论主题

Please come and join in the chat for a fun time and support. See you all there.


Blog Chat Etiquette

These are some simple guidelines to make the blog chat room a positive, enjoyable and enlightening experience for everyone. Please note that as this is a chat room, we chat! Do not flood the chat room, or post without interacting with others.

EXPAND
Be friendly

Remember that these are real people you are chatting with. They may have different opinions to you and come from different cultures. Treat them as you would face to face, and respect their opinions, and they will treat you the same.

Be Patient

Give the room a chance to answer you. Patience is a virtue. And if after awhile, people don't respond, perhaps they don't know the answer or they did not see your question. Do ask again or address someone directly. Do not be offended if people do not or are unable to respond to you.

Be Relevant

This is the blog of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Please respect this space. We request that all participants here are respectful of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his organisation, Kechara.

Be polite

Avoid the use of language or attitudes which may be offensive to others. If someone is disrespectful to you, ignore them instead of arguing with them.

Please be advised that anyone who contravenes these guidelines may be banned from the chatroom. Banning is at the complete discretion of the administrator of this blog. Should anyone wish to make an appeal or complaint about the behaviour of someone in the chatroom, please copy paste the relevant chat in an email to us at care@kechara.com and state the date and time of the respective conversation.

Please let this be a conducive space for discussions, both light and profound.

KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES

Here is the latest news and pictorial updates, as it happens, of our upcoming forest retreat project.

The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

For more information, please read here (english), here (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.

Noticeboard

Name: Email:
For:  
Mail will not be published
  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:12 AM
    **The Three Bodies of a Buddha**

    The primary manifestation of a fully enlightened being is called the Dharmakaya. “Dharma” means phenomenon, while “kaya” means body. Therefore, Dharmakaya refers to the primordial or true nature of phenomena which is beyond conceptual and dualistic thought. This manifestation is essentially the mind of a fully enlightened being, beyond appearance and sensory perception. This mind knows no limits or boundaries… more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-three-bodies-of-a-buddha
  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:10 AM
    ***Yangdup Wealth Puja 2017*** blog post is out.

    Find out why is the Yangdup Puja performed? How does wealth play a role in Buddhism? Isn’t Buddhism about letting go of one’s worldly attachments? Check out the fabulous pictures and videos here >>> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Ben
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:56 AM
    For Pastor Shin – Are pujas more effective than prayers?
    [no sender]
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:29 AM
    By understanding Dorje Shugden’s enlightened nature, we realise that relying on him cannot lead us anywhere except for Enlightenment. Reciting any praise of Dorje Shugden on a daily basis reminds us of his attainments, and the type of being we are propitiating. It also serves as a reminder of the qualities we can attain as a result of relying on him, that his practice will help us to attain common and uncommon siddhis.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/praise-of-dorje-shugdens-origins
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:28 AM
    Incense has been used as a traditional substance for offering since the birth of Buddhism. The first recorded instance of incense being used occurs in the story of Magadha Sangmo, whose impact can be seen across the ancient Buddhist world. The daughter of Suddatta, a layman and the Buddha’s primary patron, she herself was an ardent student of Buddha Shakyamuni. After marrying, she longed to see her Guru, the Buddha and offer dana. Climbing to the roof of her in-law’s house, she offered incense and a verse of invocation. The omniscient Buddha heard her prayers and arrived with his entire entourage, descending from the sky on a lion to fulfil her request.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/incense-offering-prayers-to-dorje-shugden
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Feb 24. 2017 09:37 PM
    John is so brave and compassionate. He risk his life to save the rabbit and that shows he appreciate live very much despite it is an animal. Eventhough he lives in the street to beg for food but he never forgets his 2 pets a dog and a rabbit. He takes care of his pets with whatever he begs. Inspiring to all of us to never take things for granted and not abuse animals.

    I am also proud with the Ireland government in taking action to punish the 18 year old man who abuse and tried to kill the rabbit. This will create the awareness to all that this is a cruel action and that laws will be imposed against these people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/the-rabbit-in-the-river.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 11:29 PM
    What did they do to Geshe Thupten Lama?

    Geshe Thupten Lama was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile and served as a school teacher from 1963 to 1994 for which he received high commendations from the Tibetan exile government. Shocking what they did to this old erudite master Geshe Thupten Lama after serving them for years.

    Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119404
  • Joy Kam
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 10:41 PM
    >>>Who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen?<<<
    Dear sincere dharma students around the world and friends, After the great master, meditator, teacher, logician, yogi, siddha and erudite scholar Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was ‘eliminated’ by the government of the 5th Dalai Lama over three hundred years ago in Tibet, his reincarnation line was banned. That does not mean he stopped reincarnating as he continued in a string of high and beneficial lamas until present day, although he was not allowed to use his title and name. He has his main mind incarnation and many of his body, speech and activity incarnations also. His reincarnations certainly continued as confirmed by great beings such as Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Panchen Rinpoche, Scholar Lobsang Tamdin, etc. Read more… http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:38 PM
    After been rejected for so many years, many scientists like Seoul National University finally confirmed the existence of meridians. It’s a piece of glad news which may help the people especially the treatments like acupuncture is based on meridians and energy channels.

    Life is full of challenges and commitments. This is not easy for everyone has immediate lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy balance for eating and living. Therefore, this wonderful news is really bring benefits to others especially those are really need for acupuncture or similar treatments which are caused by nadis blockages and etc.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this nice sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/science-finally-proves-meridians-exist.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:21 PM
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing another miracle story of Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. As long as we have full trust in Dorje Shugden, he will assist us to clear our obstacles and challenges.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/mother-and-son-saved-by-tsem-rinpoche-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:02 PM
    感恩仁波切的分享这殊胜的一天的文章 !

    我是多么的幸运, 拥有此机缘和福份, 参与这殊胜的一天。很感恩郭月谊讲法师和一班佛友, 日夜的筹备,让当晚的活动顺利和圆满的完成 !

    在这殊胜的法会,大家有幸的得到各种加持, 如触摸加持的金泽八吉祥,迎请加持的正能量,增长好的因素如内在和外在的财富,寿命等等。大家还有幸的可以品尝已加持特制的坚果饭, 乳酪和奶茶。那是多么的有福气啊!希望将来的每一年,大家可以再次的参与,还有携带家人和亲戚朋友到来, 也让他们得到金泽的加持 !

    愿上师詹仁波切健康,长寿,吉祥如意, 克切拉禅修林的工程尽快完成, 佛法传播到世界每一个角落 !

    感恩合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 07:14 PM
    Beautiful image of Vajrayogini indeed with shimmering jewels offered to her. Its so nice of this lady Ms Wahyu of her painting of Vajrayogini to our previous Rinpoche whom she have not met before.Vajrayogini’s practice is very powerful to start now making offerings and to be connected .we will then gain a great amount of merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful painting of Vajrayogini.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html#comment-736083
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:18 PM
    Mwalua is truly a very compassionate person. Not many would want to trouble themselves or even risk their live to bring water to these animals. He has such a big heart towards living beings and the importance of life.

    Angie Brown, Cher Callaway and Tami Calliope are also very generous and kind person. They help him to raise fund so he can continue with his action to save the animals.

    I hope Mwalua will receive continuous help from all kind donors so animals don’t have to suffer.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:05 PM
    Heartwarming message from Mwalua, who is so compassionate and empathetic:
    “There is completely no water, so the animals are depending on humans,” Mwalua tells The Dodo. “If we don’t help them, they will die.”

    Mwalua fully aware that the wildlife will definitely die without the water. Furthermore, only humans can help the animals. He is able to let go of his stress and laziness just to deliver the water patiently and passionately. Many wildlife have been saved due to his kind actions. Furthermore, he visited local schools and hope to bring awareness to the children so that when they grow up they can protect the wildlife as one of their legacies.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. This is a good example of loving kindness and compassion to inspire us to greater loving kindness and compassion.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 05:02 PM
    By being a good example ourselves, we can be a more effective campaigner for the helpless animals. I believe that when we want to stand for something, the most powerful words that speak for us is our action. It is inconsistent when one campaigns for the rescued or stray dogs and ask for donations to feed them but consume chicken and seafood and pork and beef. There is no difference between these animals, they all have feelings and fear for pain. So, here’s a picture of the dogs all trapped in a cramped cage where chicken, sea animals, pigs, and cows are in same or worse conditions waiting to be slaughtered. If you feel for these poor dogs, please spare a thought for the other meat on your plate too. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/blog-it-tweet-it-facebook-it-again-and-again-pleeeeeeease.html

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · »

CREDITS

Concept: Tsem Rinpoche
Technical: Lew Kwan Leng, Justin Ripley, Yong Swee Keong
Design: Justin Ripley, Cynthia Lee
Content: Tsem Rinpoche, Justin Ripley, Pastor Shin Tan, Sarah Yap
Writer: Pastor Loh Seng Piow
Admin: Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Beng Kooi

I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

Tsem Rinpoche

What Am I Writing Now

Facebook Fans Youtube Views Blog Views
Animal Care Fund
  Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch

The Unknown

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

Photos On The Go

Click on the images to view the bigger version. And scroll down and click on "View All Photos" to view more images.
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 weeks ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
2 weeks ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
4 weeks ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
4 weeks ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
4 weeks ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
2 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
2 months ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
2 months ago
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
2 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
2 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
2 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
3 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
3 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
3 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
4 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
5 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
5 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
5 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
5 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
5 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
6 months ago
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on "View All Photos" above to view more images

Videos On The Go

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

ASK A PASTOR


Ask the Pastors

A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

Just post your name and your question below and one of our pastors will provide you with an answer.

Scroll down and click on "View All Questions" to view archived questions.

View All Questions
Today's quota for questions has been filled. Please come back tomorrow to re-submit your question

CHAT PICTURES

Children helping in the technical room during the 2016 Graduation Day. Lin Mun KSDS.
4 hours ago
Children helping in the technical room during the 2016 Graduation Day. Lin Mun KSDS.
Volunteers & teachers doing make up for children in preparation for the Graduation Day performance. Lin Mun KSDS
4 hours ago
Volunteers & teachers doing make up for children in preparation for the Graduation Day performance. Lin Mun KSDS
Team decorating the stage in conjunction with the 2016 Lantern Festival. Lin Mun KSDS
4 hours ago
Team decorating the stage in conjunction with the 2016 Lantern Festival. Lin Mun KSDS
Great performance by the Peekaboo Creative academy during 2016 Lantern festival. Lin Mun KSDS
4 hours ago
Great performance by the Peekaboo Creative academy during 2016 Lantern festival. Lin Mun KSDS
KSK and KSDS work together to send food from donation during Halloween  to various homes. Lin Mun KSDS
4 hours ago
KSK and KSDS work together to send food from donation during Halloween to various homes. Lin Mun KSDS
Gotong royong on Malaysia Day in Jalan Chamang. It's our responsibility to care for the cleanliness & environment. Lin Mun KSDS
4 hours ago
Gotong royong on Malaysia Day in Jalan Chamang. It's our responsibility to care for the cleanliness & environment. Lin Mun KSDS
Morning exercise, Boxie enjoys swimming in the pool - by Jace Chong
23 hours ago
Morning exercise, Boxie enjoys swimming in the pool - by Jace Chong
23 hours ago
Dorje Shugden visits Bentong!
2 days ago
Dorje Shugden visits Bentong!
Happy Faces in Bentong!
2 days ago
Happy Faces in Bentong!
Dorje Shugden in Bentong! A Big Thank You to All the Volunteers!
2 days ago
Dorje Shugden in Bentong! A Big Thank You to All the Volunteers!
Wealth God Procession in Bentong with World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden!
2 days ago
Wealth God Procession in Bentong with World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden!
Have fun and be happy is what everyone wants, no one is exception. Stella, KSDS
3 days ago
Have fun and be happy is what everyone wants, no one is exception. Stella, KSDS
Orang Asli community was among the many who came to join us at the Halloween Charity Event, 2016. Stella, KSDS
3 days ago
Orang Asli community was among the many who came to join us at the Halloween Charity Event, 2016. Stella, KSDS
Looks who're in the house! Celebrity hosts! Throwback Halloween Charity Event 2016. Stella, KSDS
3 days ago
Looks who're in the house! Celebrity hosts! Throwback Halloween Charity Event 2016. Stella, KSDS
The Halloween Charity Event 2016 brought together kind volunteers from Bentong town who are always looking for ways to help out! Stella, KSDS
3 days ago
The Halloween Charity Event 2016 brought together kind volunteers from Bentong town who are always looking for ways to help out! Stella, KSDS
Halloween, Costume and Fun Time are synonymous for the children. Throwback: Halloween Charity Event at KFR, Oct 2016. Stella, KSDS
3 days ago
Halloween, Costume and Fun Time are synonymous for the children. Throwback: Halloween Charity Event at KFR, Oct 2016. Stella, KSDS
“If we do not create inner peace, outer peace is not possible.” – H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche Participants of Inner Peace Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat! February 2017
3 days ago
“If we do not create inner peace, outer peace is not possible.” – H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche Participants of Inner Peace Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat! February 2017
Flowers in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you Sharon Ong for this beautiful picture!
3 days ago
Flowers in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you Sharon Ong for this beautiful picture!
Join the Dharma Talk with Wah Ying in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturday 25th February 2017!
3 days ago
Join the Dharma Talk with Wah Ying in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturday 25th February 2017!
Pastor Chia solemnized a couple's marriage registration at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
5 days ago
Pastor Chia solemnized a couple's marriage registration at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
On Sunday morning, we had an animal liberation event , in which we will save the lives of birds. Pastor Han Nee led a beautiful prayer before the birds were released. bit.ly/2ahl6Yv Lucy Yap
5 days ago
On Sunday morning, we had an animal liberation event , in which we will save the lives of birds. Pastor Han Nee led a beautiful prayer before the birds were released. bit.ly/2ahl6Yv Lucy Yap
Kenny Loh from Ipoh has offered lights and incense on behalf of KISG before the start of our short Mother Tara retreat. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 days ago
Kenny Loh from Ipoh has offered lights and incense on behalf of KISG before the start of our short Mother Tara retreat. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Through the blessings from Rinpoche, KISG has completed our short Mother Tara retreat today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 days ago
Through the blessings from Rinpoche, KISG has completed our short Mother Tara retreat today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Join Self Defense Classes in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturdays
6 days ago
Join Self Defense Classes in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturdays
The Promise
  These books will change your life
  Tsem Rinpoche's Long Life Prayer by H.H. Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche
  Support Blog Team
Lamps For Life
  Robe Offerings
  Vajrayogini Stupa Fund
  White Tara Mantra Bank Project
  Rinpoche's Medical Fund
  Dana Offerings
  Soup Kitchen Project
 
Zong Rinpoche

Archives

YOUR FEEDBACK

Page Views By Country
United States 2,021,002
Malaysia 2,817,636
Singapore 550,949
United Kingdom 402,085
India 311,157
Canada 367,980
Australia 329,588
Nepal 209,048
Philippines 177,015
Portugal 99,416
Bhutan 113,357
Indonesia 124,430
Germany 100,476
Thailand 85,706
Mongolia 67,541
Italy 70,571
France 72,813
Spain 67,322
Brazil 64,247
Netherlands 66,359
New Zealand 51,460
Hong Kong 51,166
Taiwan 47,928
United Arab Emirates 33,414
Mexico 34,544
Romania 40,160
South Africa 31,351
Switzerland 44,126
Ireland 30,822
Japan 30,619
Vietnam 27,223
Sweden 30,292
Russia 28,614
Saudi Arabia 20,117
Sri Lanka 20,187
Greece 23,320
Belgium 22,681
Poland 23,729
Hungary 21,105
Total Pageviews: 9,221,695

Login

Dorje Shugden
Click to watch my talk about Dorje Shugden....