Drepung Gomang Monastery’s Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends,

I wanted to share some of my interactions with one of the greatest scholars, teachers, abbot emeritus, and masters of the Gelugpa tradition of our time – the great Mongolian Abbot Emeritus of Drepung Gomang Monastery, who was renowned for his scholarly knowledge and his pure monkhood within Gaden, Sera, and Drepung Monasteries. But before I step into that, I would like to share a little bit of background information, which will help to relate the story.

The great Mongolian lama and abbot emeritus of Drepung Gomang Monastery, Kensur Rinpoche Ngawang Nyima

The great Mongolian lama and abbot emeritus of Drepung Gomang Monastery, Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima. Click to enlarge.

When I was 18 years old back in 1983, I had the immense good karma to meet and receive teachings from His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. It was during my time with Zong Rinpoche that I had requested divination from him, whether to be an actor because I thought if I could make money I could support the Dharma centre I was living in at that time, which was Thubten Dhargye Ling; or to be a monk. I wanted to be both, and the reason for both was to practise Dharma. I thought if I could do Dharma by making money for the Dharma centre, which needed the money very much, it would support my teacher, and at the same time I thought if I could become a monk, I could engage in retreats, study, practices, and also support my teacher that way. So either way, I was OK and decided to bring this up to His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who did divination for me. Divination is the art of foretelling the future, and sometimes the past, using dice. Divination would require the teacher to be highly practised and very connected to a certain deity so that the future, or in some cases the past, would be revealed through the dice. There are instances of teachers who use the dice to humbly cover up their clairvoyance, through which they can actually see directly into your question and answer it. However, since they don’t want to reveal their clairvoyance, they use the dice to mask it.

In any case, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s dice divination came out that I should be a monk, and that it would be more beneficial. The minute Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gave me that answer, I folded my hands and I promised him that I would become a monk. For me, a promise of that nature to my teacher is a promise that I will hold for the rest of my life. I’m not a very flippant person when it comes to Dharma. I’m not a person that changes my mind, or thinks too much when it comes to Dharma. When I make a promise, I make a promise, because I have thought about it thoroughly. So when I made that promise to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche when I was 18, over 30 years ago, it was for life. I believe keeping promises to my teacher, as stated in the tantras, is the root of all attainments in meditational practices. So to be flippant with one’s teacher is to actually create the causes for us not to gain higher insight in our meditations, according to Vajradhara.

After I promised to become a monk, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, immediately without me prompting, said to me, “If you are going to become a monk, you can come to Gaden Monastery and you can stay in my personal house, which is Zong Ladrang [residence of a lama] and I will take care of you, and you will join Pukhang Khangtsen.” Khangtsens are fraternity houses in the monastery that house monks from certain regions. If you come from one region, you will join a certain fraternity house because the language, the customs, and the practices will be easier. So let’s say you get one person from one part of Tibet, their accent and their language can be completely different from another part of Tibet. So if you mixed them up in one house, it would take many years to master each other’s dialect before you can give teachings. So the purpose of having these houses or khangtsens was that monks from different regions can join the same regional house. Therefore the communication would be instant until they mastered the central dialect, which was more predominant.

When I made the promise to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to become a monk, he cut some of my hair in acceptance of my promise

When I made the promise to my root guru Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to become a monk, he cut some of my hair in acceptance of my promise. Here Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is cutting a part of my hair to mark my promise. We must always keep our promises to our guru as he is the source of our knowledge in spirituality. I was 18 years old at the time. This was in Los Angeles, California, USA.

So Kyabje Zong Rinpoche told me to go into Pukhang House and I said, “I promise.” So basically I had promised Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to enter Gaden Shartse Monastery and to enter Pukhang Khangtsen fraternity house, and to live in Zong Ladrang. These are the three promises I had made Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, to him directly and there was no other two ways about that. It was as simple and straightforward as that. So once I made such I promise, I kept that promise. From then on, until I was 22-23 years old, my plan was to get to Gaden Shartse Monastery which I eventually accomplished.

A giant statue of Altan Khan in Dazhao Monastery. The monastery is located in Hohhot, capital city of Inner Mongolia

A giant statue of Altan Khan in Dazhao Monastery. The monastery is located in Hohhot, capital city of Inner Mongolia. Click to enlarge.

To backtrack a little, during the time of His Holiness the great 3rd Dalai Lama Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso, he was issued a threat from the then-leader of the Mongols, Altan Khan. The threat said that he was to go to Mongolia to meet Altan Khan, or Altan Khan would invade Tibet. The threat came about because Altan Khan had met a student of the 3rd Dalai Lama, who was an ordinary monk but had shown unprecedented calmness in his nature, learning in his speech, and sacredness in his countenance. This impressed Altan Khan very much, and when Altan Khan asked this monk, “Where did you learn from? Who did you learn from? What are you? Who are you?”, this monk had told him, “My teacher is Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso.” And so Altan Khan thought that if the student was this great, so learned, so calm in his countenance and so sacred in his appearance and behaviour, his teacher must be even greater. So he wanted to see this monk’s teacher.

Due to that chance encounter with the student of Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso, Altan Khan demanded to see Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso for himself and being the Mongol ruler, conqueror, invader and leader that he was, he got what he wanted. He didn’t request, beg, ask, and get on his knees – he demanded. In that way, he wrote a letter demanding the 3rd Dalai Lama to travel to Mongolia. So the 3rd Dalai Lama, to stave off invasion, although he wasn’t a leader but a well-known lama of Tibet, went to Mongolia to meet Altan Khan.

His Holiness the 3rd Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso, with the yidam Guhyasamaja on the top right, and the Dharma protector Brahmarupa Mahakala on the bottom left. Click to enlarge.

His Holiness the 3rd Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso, with the yidam Guhyasamaja on the top right, and the Dharma protector Brahmarupa Mahakala on the bottom left. Click to enlarge.

According to legend, it is said that when he first arrived, Altan Khan had pitched a tent on the Mongolian side of the border to receive the Dalai Lama. When the Dalai Lama arrived, Altan Khan immediately said to the Dalai Lama, “I heard you are a very powerful lama and that you are a great being. Prove to me you are powerful.” So it is said that the 3rd Dalai Lama gave an occult glance over to a nearby river and it flowed backwards instead of the normal forward. This impressed Altan Khan very much. The Dalai Lama then made requests to Altan Khan, after Altan Khan had become his disciple. During that time in Mongolia they practised the worship of a fire god called Ogdan, who demanded human blood and animal sacrifices. Altan Khan replaced this god with Six-Armed Mahakala and instead of blood, offered up milk and yoghurt, as requested by Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. This was the beginning of the end of the warlike nature of the Mongols, who through Altan Khan being devoted to Sonam Gyatso, became Buddhist. He not only became Buddhist, he also ordered his subjects to become Buddhists and follow the Gelugpa school of Buddhism. So this relationship with the Mongols became very strong and bonded, and so all of Mongolia and the majority of Mongol peoples over all came to practise the Gelugpa school of Buddhism. The Gelugpa school spread all over Mongolia and countries such as Kalmykia, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang, and all the other places where Mongols have settled, Siberia too. And because of this, Mongol people started to trickle into Tibet, from the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama up till today, where many young Mongol men join Gaden, Sera and Drepung Monasteries. Less join Gaden, but more join Sera, and there are many in Drepung, especially Drepung Gomang Monestery. They joined to study and become great scholars. In fact, there were many great Mongolian scholars, masters, abbots, and teachers that arose from the studies of the three great monasteries of Tsongkhapa. It is in that way that the Mongol connection came about, which stemmed from the 3rd Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso.

Fast forward to present day. Back in January 1988, I arrived at Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India, Mungod, Karnataka State for the first time in my life. I arrived in the nearby city of Hubli, took a taxi with a few other monks, we shared the costs, and entered Gaden Shartse Monastery. I was dropped off in front of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s house. Before I entered, I prostrated three times to my guru’s house and requested permission to enter because I thought it was a great honour to live in my guru’s house, to be invited into my guru’s house, to eat his food, use his property, walk the ground he walked on, and to generally be in my guru’s house. I thought it was an extremely great honour, a great blessing, and I thought that by living in my guru’s house, it would exponentially bless my spiritual path to gain more insight because it is such a blessed place. It was said by Milarepa that the holiest pilgrimage spot we can ever go to is the residence of our guru. It is even more profound than any other pilgrimage site because we have a special relationship with our guru, who confers the Dharma to us.

So, like that, if this person is our living personal Buddha, wouldn’t his residence be a holy and sanctified place to practise, meditate, learn, and do retreats? So knowing this, entering my guru’s house was a great honour and a great privilege for me. Knowing that, I prostrated three times before I entered the gate and started using the facilities and living there. Nothing should be taken for granted, nothing that anyone gives you, or that you use should be taken for granted because everything can be taken away at any time. The accumulative positive karma that we have that would ripen into us getting positive help for our spiritual practice can be taken away at any time. After all, how much positive karma did we each accumulate? How long will it last us? How do we know? Therefore to live in my guru’s house was the greatest of all honours, the greatest of all accumulations and the opening of positive karma, this is what I thought. So after prostrating three times on the ground to my guru’s house, it was in the afternoon, I walked in, and I was greeted by his assistant who I had met in the US. After some tea, some rest, and a little talk I was shown to my room there. I cleaned up my room and unpacked my few possessions. At that point I had already been ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama just two months prior, in north India.

I was elated, happy, excited, and joyous to finally make it to Gaden Monastery as a monk, living in my guru’s house, as I had fulfilled my promise to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Of course, the promise is ongoing. I didn’t just show up and disappear. I have to show up and remain. So my promise is ongoing. But there was a lot of sadness and melancholy because when I entered the prayer hall of Zong Ladrang, instead of meeting my guru, I saw this stupa in which his cremated remains were enshrined, as per tradition. It was very sad to see my guru inside a stupa and not meet the living Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. But in any case, whether my guru is alive or passed away, a promise is a promise and that’s what I kept thinking. I was glad to fulfil it and had no regrets. You have to understand, I was not negatively compelled to fulfil the promise to my guru, but I was happily fulfilling the promise, because the root of all attainments is keep our samaya with our guru. And that was how I did it.

Now I was settled into my house. I don’t know Gaden Shartse, I’ve never been in Gaden Shartse before, I have not even gone on a tour of the monastery. I don’t know what is nearby, I don’t know what other monasteries are nearby. I had never been there and I didn’t hear much at all and everything was brand new to me. As I settled in, after a few days, I think on the second or third day, a car appeared in front of Zong Ladrang. And in it was a very heavy-set jovial monk and everybody affectionately called him Chonphel Gyakpa. He was said to eat seven large Tibetan breads and one full huge thermos of tea every day for breakfast. He had a healthy huge appetite. He was laughing and he was jovial. He was massive and looked like a sumo wrestler, a Tibetan one. But he was always smiling and laughing and he was very bright.

Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India

Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India which Gaden Monastery is very nearby also. This place is called Mundgod and the nearest city is Hubli in Karnataka state.

He came out of the car with another monk and came to Zong Ladrang, talked to the assistants there and they were brought to my room. He told me, through a translator, that the great abbot emeritus Kensur Ngawang Nyima of Drepung Gomang Monastery requested me to come down to meet him. I had never heard of this lama, I had never heard of Drepung, I didn’t know anything. So I said to the assistant of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, “Should I go?” and the assistant said, “Yes, you should go. He is a great lama, he is very well-known, and obviously he wants to see you. He even sent a car.” Mind you in Mungod, in 1988, sending a car was a big deal because nobody had cars. Everybody rode bicycles. So here I am, a big nobody, and a car was sent to see me, to escort me, and monks from the monastery, monastic officials of Drepung Gomang. So I was like, “OK.” I grabbed a khata. I went in the car with Gen Chonphel Gyakpa and the other monk. I was taken on a 20-minute ride, out of Gaden, past Camp No. 3 Tibetan Settlement, to Drepung Monastery. I was dropped off a short distance away from the private residence of Kensur Rinpoche Ngawang Nyima.

I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t know what was going on. So I alighted from the car, walked into the room and saw this great master. He was frail-looking but he was not frail. He was petite but his personality and character filled the room. He was quite daunting. He had a very low but strong voice, and he spoke Mongolian. At that time, I spoke Mongolian. My dialect could match his dialect, although there were differences in words, the dialects could match. It’s kind of like an English person who speaks Cockney with a person from Texas, who speaks with Southern slang meeting together and speaking to each other in English. You know, there are differences, differences in idioms but you can still understand each other.

I walked in and prostrated three times, offered a khata and he told me to sit down. He promptly told me that he is Mongolian, and in the past in Drepung Gomang there was hundreds of Mongolian masters and teachers and monks but due to the 1959 Cultural Revolution, a lot of the monks were left behind and new ones were not able to come to Drepung from Mongolia anymore because Mongolia had their own little revolution. So he was one of the few Mongol monks left and they predominantly congregated in Hamdong Khangtsen. He continued to tell me that Mongol monks enter Drepung Gomang Monastery, they don’t enter Gaden and they don’t enter Sera, they enter Drepung Gomang Monastery. He promptly told me that he is a Mongol, I am a Mongol, we are very direct and we talk to each other directly, so he is going to come out with it. And this is what he said, “You are in the wrong monastery. You are in the wrong khangtsen. You are in the wrong place. So I have escorted you here because I heard you are an American Mongolian, and I want you to join Drepung Gomang Monastery. Come here and study with us.” And that was the point of him inviting me over. Needless to say, I was honoured, taken aback and also a little confused.

So I folded my hands, I respectfully told Kensur Ngawang Nyima of my promise to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, and why I had to be in Gaden, and why I am in Pukhang Khangtsen. He listened. We had a translator but I spoke mostly Mongolian with him, and a little bit through the translator. He again repeated himself, this time much more assertively, “You are a Mongol. You don’t belong in Gaden. You belong in Drepung Gomang and you should come here. You are in the wrong place.” So I questioned him gently, “Zong Rinpoche is wrong for inviting me there?” He ignored that question. And he said to me, “You are in the wrong place. You have to come to Drepung Gomang Monastery.”

Dharma protector of the Great Scope of the Lam Rim, Six-Armed Mahakala. His practice is prevalent among Mongolian Buddhists thanks to His Holiness the 3rd Dalai Lama

Dharma protector of the Great Scope of the Lam Rim and protector of Drepung Gomang Monastery, Six-Armed Mahakala. His practice is prevalent among Mongolian Buddhists thanks to His Holiness the 3rd Dalai Lama.
Click to enlarge.

By now I didn’t fold my hands; I was very irritated and I said to this great lama, “Look, I made a promise to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to stay in Gaden, to stay in Pukhang Khangtsen, to stay in Zong Ladrang, and I cannot break that promise. I have to stay there. Anyway, I don’t know you, I don’t know Drepung, I’ve never heard of you, I don’t know anything about this place. Why should I come here? I don’t know anything about you.” So Kensur Rinpoche manifested some irritability with me and this is what he said, he raised his skinny arm into the air, pointed upwards with his index finger and said, “If you stay in Gaden Shartse Monastery, the protector of Gomang, the Six-Armed Mahakala will not leave you alone.” That inferred that he would disturb me until I went to Drepung. So I thought to myself, “Geez!” I was irritated and I said back to him – which I shouldn’t have – “Well if Six-Armed Mahakala doesn’t have any compassion and bodhicitta, I guess he will disturb me!”

Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima was a very learned master, loved and respected throughout the monasteries. Click to enlarge.

Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima was a very learned master, loved and respected throughout the monasteries. Click to enlarge.

Promptly Kensur Rinpoche replied to me that I am rude, an upstart and how dare I say that to him. So I folded my hands and said, “I’m very sorry. I’m very sorry I said that but let me reiterate: I cannot come to Drepung. I cannot join Drepung, I already made a promise.” At that I folded my hands and I excused myself, “I must return back, it’s quite late.” So I got up and I left to go to the car. Just before I was able to step into the car, Kensur Rinpoche sent his assistant over and told me to come back inside. So I went back inside. In a very calm, very affectionate voice, he said to me, “Look, there are not many of us Mongols in the monastery any more. It’s just the two of us. We had our little difference. You are not going to listen to me because you are very stubborn, but let’s not part as enemies, let’s part on good grounds.” Then he gave me some biscuits and he gave me a yellow inner shirt called a ngulen with a khata. He said, “You may not be coming to Drepung, you are going to stay in Gaden. Never mind. Study well, do your studies well, don’t waste time.” He said, “You see I am an old man and people feed me because I have some knowledge. So when you are an old man, if you want people to take care of you, you should have some knowledge too.” And he affectionately blessed me and told me to not be a stranger, to come to see him from time to time, and update him on what I am studying. He basically told me not to hold to heart what our discussion was and he sent me off. And I thought, “What a gentle and kind lama he is.” And I was very moved and very touched.

So I went back to the car with his gifts in my hand, and was very honoured that I had gifts from a high lama. Chonphel Gyakpa and all that didn’t look very pleased with me but they were courteous, because I had dared speak up to the great lama of the monastery. What an upstart! They gave me that look like, “We have to be nice to you, but we are not very pleased.” They took me back to Gaden, they didn’t walk me in this time and then they left. And it spread all over Drepung that I spoke back and some people found it amusing, but a lot of people thought that I was quite daring.

Kensur Ngawang Nyima was a great teacher of the Buddhist doctrine, and the teachings of the Gelug lineage in particular

Drepung Gomang Monastery’s Mongolian Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima was a great teacher of the Buddhist doctrine, and the teachings of Tsongkapa’s golden lineage in particular

I will never forget the words of this great Mongolian abbot emeritus, which was to study hard, that I had come from far, and also not to waste time. It wasn’t just the words; it was the affection, it was the warmth, the care he exuded for a person he had just met – a fellow Mongol countryman. Later, I heard from various monks of Drepung Monastery that this Kensur Ngawang Nyima was highly respected by the Dalai Lama. And at one time, the Dalai Lama had come to the monastery to give some teachings. He was sitting on a high throne and all the other abbots, ex-abbots and abbot emeriti were sitting in front of the Dalai Lama in the teaching hall, among thousands of monks. And it was said there was one passage that His Holiness the Dalai Lama could not remember very clearly. He asked the abbots there, “Who said this? And in what text?” All the other abbots were scratching their heads because the passage was very obscure. But Kensur Ngawang Nyima, in his typical Mongol directness, pointed to the Dalai Lama and said, “It’s in this text. It’s said by this scholar.” And what was amazing was that something as obscure as that, this great scholar lama could remember and immediately tell the Dalai Lama. Then the Dalai Lama thought about it and remembered and said, “Yes, that was the text,” because he was reminded. As he was thinking about it, Kensur Ngawang Nyima was pointing and saying, “Isn’t it? Isn’t it? Aren’t I right? Aren’t I right?” And this was seen by the sangha there, that the Dalai Lama bowed his head gently and said, “Yes, you are right, sir. Yes, sir.” Even the Dalai Lama was very humble and gentle with this old scholar because everybody knew what a great master he was. He was even respected by His Holiness. This story showed a lot of warmth and affection, and also the fiery direction of this master, the descendant of the Mongol conquerors.

These are the kinds of stories I heard about him, but also he was highly respected in Drepung and had hundreds of students. The great geshes and scholars of the monastery were all his students, even the preeminent master, scholar and yogi Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche was one of his students.

Drepung Gomang's Mongolian Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima

Drepung Gomang’s Mongolian Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima. Click to enlarge.

Over time, I went back and visited this great Mongolian Kensur Rinpoche at least a few times a year, and this time I went back more humble, with gifts, with khatas, and whenever I went to see him I would prostrate three times, I would make offerings to him, I would speak in a very humble manner because I realised who he was, I was told who he was, I was told about his greatness and his dedication. And that he had been offered a comfortable house and position in Switzerland. And that moving there, people would have taken care of his illnesses, his finances, and just be in a more comfortable environment and better weather conditions because it is very hot for him down there [in south India]. But he refused that offer because he said he could not abandon his students, he must return back to Drepung Gomang Monastery and give teachings, to pass the knowledge to them to create the next generation of teachers. It was this type of dedication to the Dharma and his students that brought him up to another level in the eyes of others in the monastery, which was that he was a real monk, he was dedicated to teaching, he was dedicated to the spreading of Dharma, towards creating the next generation of masters. Many of the older generation of Masters are this way, very dedicated to pass their knowledge to future generations and will endure much hardship in order to do so.  He was one of the last few great ones who had been fully educated in Tibet, among the other greats, and brought that knowledge across the Himalayas into exile.

So it was because of this that he was highly respected because he gave up offers of moving to foreign countries to live in the monastery with all the other monks, and to bear the hardships of the South Indian heat and so on, in order to disseminate the Dharma. So as I heard more and more tales and stories of his dedication, his purity as a monk, his knowledge, his scholarliness, and his dedication to education, I was very much humbled, so I went back again and again to visit him until his death. A few years later, his death was a great blow to the monastery and the whole monastery just sunk into sadness. I was very sad. I heard Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche was leading the death rites and rituals for this great master. There were seas of butter lamps lit in dedication to him and his works in the monastery. So I would like to say that I didn’t receive any personal teachings from him, but I did visit him often and that was my encounter with him. One of the greatest lamas, teachers, masters, and Abbot Emeritus of Drepung Gomang Monastic Institution in South India. One of the great scholars of our generation. And I had the great honour to meet him in this way and visit a few times. Here, I have come across some teachings by Drepung Gomang Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima, which I would like to present to the world, which have been recorded, which I found on the internet. It will be a blessing to see and hear this great Mongolian master.

With great humility and humbleness, I request Most Venerable Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima to always bless me that I may become a seasoned practitioner like himself.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Apr 15, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your wonderful encounter with one of the greatest lamas, teachers, masters, and Abbot Emeritus of Drepung Gomang Monastic Institution in South India. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima was a very learned master, loved and respected throughout the monasteries. He was so affectionate, warm and compassionate to call back Rinpoche during their first meeting. He has given advice to Rinpoche and told Rinpoche to drop by to see him from time to time, and to update him. He has helped in the spreading Dharma and creating the future generation of masters till his passing. We are fortunate to see and hear the voice of a great Mongolian master giving some teachings . Even though we do not understand but yet merely hearing his powerful voice is a blessing .

  2. Joy Kam on Jul 7, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Just reading Rinpoche’s exchange with this great master is such a blessing as it was amusing.
    It was really touching to read how in the end such a grand master as him would show such gentleness, care and kindness to ask Rinpoche to return so that things can end peacefully. This to me was a great example of humility and it is even more inspiring coming from such a great grandmaster! What more us, what more a bug like me?

    I could literally see the whole scene as I read how Rinpoche described the whole situation. But it also tells me that this great master saw Rinpoche potential and knew that Rinpoche is someone who can continue the line of lineage for the Mongolians. And if such a high Lama can request Rinpoche to stay in Drepung, it just means he has observed Rinpoche and he knows who Rinpoche is. So if that is the case, everyone and anyone who criticise Rinpoche is surely going to collect a lot of bad karma. So the bottom line is whether you like or not, better to not say negative things, especially to a sangha.

    Again through Rinpoche’s sharing and story, there is something we can learn and apply. Thank you Rinpoche.

  3. wan wai meng on Jun 16, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Drepung monasteries is one of the great monasteries, amongst the three pillars of Gaden, Sera and Drepung. Some of its most famous sons is Tulku Dragpa Gyeltsen who manifested as the protector Dorje Shugden and Dagom Rinpoche.

    Its a story about keeping promises to one’s teacher, no matter what, and thats the secret of Tsem Rinpoche’s success. Also a story about the characters of Mongolian people, fiercely passionate and loyal, passionate about bringing dharma to their own people. I felt Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima wanted to make sure there was much more support for the Mongolian Khangtsen in Drepung, perhaps even enact a revival of Mongolian support for the Khangtsen in Drepung. He was genuinely interested in the spiritual progress of Tsem Rinpoche that part of his quality shone through.

  4. Uncle Eddie on Jun 12, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    The greatness in compassion and dedication, as Rinpoche has pointed out in Drepung Gomang Monastery’s Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima knows no bound! With sickness still at hand, it was said that whatever his illnesses were, including finances all taken care of, and with a comfortable house and position in Switzerland, were offered to him. It would certainly be more comfortable with the better and good weather conditions, but he totally rejected all these precious offers! As a matter of principle, he said he could not abandon his students; he must return back to Drepung Gomang Monastery to carry out teachings, so as to pass the knowledge to them in order to create the next generation of teachers. Such great self-sacrificing and unselfish humility is of one in a million of the greatest lamas, teachers, masters and an Abbot Emeritus of Drepung Gomang Monastric Institution of South India, whom we have found in Drepung Gomang Monastery’s Mongolian Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima. Thank you very, very much for such a precious sharing, Rinpoche.

  5. Anne Ong on Jun 11, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I really admire Rinpoche for being a direct and frank person. And also for having a very strong guru devotion to Zong Rinpoche. And Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima is so nice and kind to offer you to stay at Drepung Monastery. This is a very light and heartwarming article. And very happy to know that both of you became good friends in the end. 🙂 _/\_

  6. Lim Han Nee on Jun 11, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post which highlights Rinpoche’s strong and unwavering guru devotion to Zong Rinpoche. It was this unwavering devotion that led Rinpoche to keep his promise to Zong Rinpoche that when he became a monk, he would go and stay in Garden Monastery, and would join Phukhang Khangtsen and Zong Ladrang. This was a promise he kept even after Zong Rinpoche had passed away when he arrived at Gaden Shartse. This was a promise he was adamant to keep even when the great Mongolian Lama and Abbot Emeritus of Drepung Gomang tried to persuade him to join Drepung Gomang Monastery as it was the monastery which many Mongolian monks had joined when they came to India.(Mongolians under their ruler Altan Khan had converted to Tibetan Buddhism of the Gelug/Tsongkhapa Lineage,as Altan Khan had taken as his teacher and mentor the 3rd Dalai Lama who belonged to the Gelug Lineage).

    Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima, great Lama and Abbot Emeritus of Drepung Gomang, was a holy and compassionate being and a pure monk of an unparalleled and unprecedented nature, as Rinpoche’s encounter and experience with him shows. His whole focus was on the Dharma , on teaching the Dharma and spreading it.When he learned that Rinpoche, an American Mongolian monk, had arrived in Gaden Shartse Monastery, he made haste to invite him to his residence and to ask him to join Drepung Gomang Monastery, to be part of the Khangsten of Mongolian monks who would probably be under his care and tutelage. This was probably so that, once they were taught and trained in the Dharma to become great teachers and scholars, some of them would go back to Mongolia and teach and spread the Dharma of Tsongkhapa’s Lineage there. Great Mongolian pandits and teachers like Zaya Pandita, a student of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, had done that.

    The remarkable thing about Kensur Rinpoche was that, despite some moments of differences and disagreement with Rinpoche, when Rinpoche rejected his invitation to join Drepung Gomang and made to go back to Gaden Shartse Monastery, he had Rinpoche called back. This time, his tone and manner were different. He was gentle and kind . He gave Rinpoche gifts. He gave Rinpoche very fatherly advice about the importance of studying the dharma and gathering Dharma knowledge. He gave himself as an example of a Lama who had gathered this knowledge. So now that he was old, he was being looked after. He urged Rinpoche to visit him and update him on what Rinpoche was studying. Rinpoche did just that for this great holy being whom he had quickly come to revere and respect.

    Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima was a scholar of unexcelled profundity. Once when Dalai Lama asked a question on an obscure passage of a text, it was Kensur Rinpoche who alone, out of a vast assembly of abbots , abbots emeritus and monks, was able to answer the question! Even the Dalai Lama himself had great reverence for this senior scholar and master!

    However, the most remarkable aspect about him was his spirit of renunciation. He had turned down an offer of a comfortable house and position in Switzerland.. All because he could not abandon his students in Drepung Gomang, where he would be teaching and training and passing the knowledge on to create the next generation of teachers. This was how dedicated he was as a monk and Guru! Only the Sangha would ensure the preservation of the Dharma.

  7. Datuk May on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Stories of great Lamas are such a wonder to read and to learn of their ways of thinking and their dedication to the Dharma. In this instance of Guru Devotion.

    Kensur Rinpoche Jetsu Ngawang Nyima, a Mongolian High Lama who encouraged our Rinpoche, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, also a Mongolian to leave Ganden to join him at Drepung Gomang Monastery is very inspiring because being new to India from USA, Tsem Rinpoche could have chosen the familiarity to be with another well respected Mongolian Lama. But he did not as he wanted to keep his promise to his Root Guru, HH Zong Rinpoche to be at Ganden.

    This story impacted me the most of Tsem Rinpoche’s guru devotion and that even being with a Mongolian Lama could have been easier, Tsem Rinpoche chose otherwise. Amazing display of Guru Devotion for at the time of Rinpoche’s arrival at Mungod, Zong Rinpoche had already entered clear light.

    A beautiful story of Guru Devotion.

  8. Choong on Jun 9, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Blood ties, communal ties, countrymen ties, or fraternity ties, all take a second seat to a promise made to your Guru who is none other than Buddha Vajradhara himself.

    We live an extremely, extremely fortuitous and precious life where we have a Guru to guide us, hence our karma creating actions need to be measured against this because whatever black or white karma we create when we are in situations, is equally “large”. It is the same from the Guru’s side, hence cautious and measured steps.

    In this description of a real life event, Rinpoche has showed us the priority we must place in keeping our promises to our Guru. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima sounds like an extremely caring yet stern and loud person who has his students’ welfare at heart. No wonder Rinpoche has such great respect for Kensur Rinpoche.

  9. Pastor David Lai on Jun 9, 2017 at 5:26 am

    These are amongst Rinpoche’s most endearing, funny, warm and devotional stories. These stories have been relayed before and in fact, I have included them in Tales My Lama Told Me in the chapter called Loud-Mouth Lama. Even the story of the Third Dalai Lama is also relayed in another chapter of the book.

    They add to the body of Rinpoche’s stories that many find endearing and enliven the teachings with pure experience, devotion towards learning and devotion towards the learned. The pursuit of sublime wisdom is worthy of our highest regard and respect

  10. Bradley Kassian on Jun 8, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Compassion, patience, humility, and kindness are qualities of many great lamas. Thank you H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for relaying this story of your past experience. I learned that one should keep their commitments and promises to one’s guru, keep them strong and to not be persuaded to go against it. It’s nice that even among lamas they can have minor disagreements on direction of study but still be kind, courteous and caring of one another and give encouragement.

  11. Fong on Jun 7, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Great lamas always have great compassion and kindness. They hold no grudge nor ill feelings. They always want the best for us even though in the beginning, we feel that we are pressured but it is just, that we feel. They are so attained that their energy is so strong and calm.

    Thank you for this teaching that kindness and compassion is uppermost in the minds of high lamas and attained beings. They just want us to practice and learn the dharma wherever we may be. It is not about the physical place but rather the mental state of those in dharma.

    If we learn to see beyond our emotions and obscurations, we will know the intentions of high lamas and be grateful to them.

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

Remember those wonderful Carlos Castaneda books? I use to read them many years back in my room back in New Jersey as a kid. His learning journey with Don Juan was amazing! Those books inspired my commissioning of this beautiful Aztec Dorje Shugden. May you be blessed. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
A beautiful painting of the enlightened protector Dorje Shugden in the very rich tradition of Aztec art of South America. I wanted to commission something in this rich tradition which is filled with spiritual journeys into other worlds, magic, purification, the supernatural, astral visitations, gods and other dimensions and it has manifested. I have successfully combined the divinity of Tibet with the rich artistic tradition of the Aztecs. The artist we had is amazing. We have many more beautiful art pieces here for you to enjoy and download: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924 Remember those wonderful Carlos Castaneda books? I use to read them many years back in my room back in New Jersey as a kid. His learning journey with Don Juan was amazing! Those books inspired my commissioning of this beautiful Aztec Dorje Shugden. May you be blessed. Tsem Rinpoche
H.H. the Dalai Lama’s sudden change of mind about China-backed Panchen Lama is incredible and stunning. His Holiness\'s new stance will bring more harmony, peace and understanding. I thank His Holiness the Dalai Lama very much for this. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche (Please read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=159261)
4 weeks ago
H.H. the Dalai Lama’s sudden change of mind about China-backed Panchen Lama is incredible and stunning. His Holiness's new stance will bring more harmony, peace and understanding. I thank His Holiness the Dalai Lama very much for this. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche (Please read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=159261)
Sculpture demigoddesses Singhini (lioness goddess) on the upper terrace in front of Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
1 month ago
Sculpture demigoddesses Singhini (lioness goddess) on the upper terrace in front of Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
How fortunate I am to be sitting in my room, with a rosary in my hand reciting the mantra given to me by my compassionate guru and to meditate in developing a compassionate heart and purifying my karmas. How fortunate I am to be able to spend my time in such a meaningful manner. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
How fortunate I am to be sitting in my room, with a rosary in my hand reciting the mantra given to me by my compassionate guru and to meditate in developing a compassionate heart and purifying my karmas. How fortunate I am to be able to spend my time in such a meaningful manner. Tsem Rinpoche
Comic drawn by Tendor, a prominent Free Tibet activist-Every Tibetan knows that although His Holiness the Dalai Lama says he is retired from politics, he is in full control of the Tibetan government in exile. No member of the government will dare carry out any decisions without His Holiness\' approval. He is retired for the sake of the west so he does not look like a dictator.~Tenzin Damchoe
3 months ago
Comic drawn by Tendor, a prominent Free Tibet activist-Every Tibetan knows that although His Holiness the Dalai Lama says he is retired from politics, he is in full control of the Tibetan government in exile. No member of the government will dare carry out any decisions without His Holiness' approval. He is retired for the sake of the west so he does not look like a dictator.~Tenzin Damchoe
It would be wonderful if everyone can recite these two mantras 100k each focusing on Shakyamuni Buddha and His powerful healing energies. Not collectively but each person 100k each of each mantra. Praise to Shakyamuni the Sage who showed us a permanent way to bliss.
3 months ago
It would be wonderful if everyone can recite these two mantras 100k each focusing on Shakyamuni Buddha and His powerful healing energies. Not collectively but each person 100k each of each mantra. Praise to Shakyamuni the Sage who showed us a permanent way to bliss.
In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche\'s photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden
在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
3 months ago
In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche's photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden 在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
Please read this..thank you.
3 months ago
Please read this..thank you.
A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
3 months ago
A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
4 months ago
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
4 months ago
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
\"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel.\" (Sakya liturgical verse).
4 months ago
"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
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
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  • Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja Performed at Nagu Monastery, Dechen, Yunnan, China for Tsem Rinpoche
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    Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja Performed at Nagu Monastery, Dechen, Yunnan, China for Tsem Rinpoche
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his student Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his student Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/kyabje-zong-rinpoche
  • Super neat footage of Patty the Bigfoot!
    3 months ago
    Super neat footage of Patty the Bigfoot!
    In 1967, Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson stumbled across an incredible sight whilst out in Bluff Creek, in the California wilderness. At a creek which had been freshly washed-out by recent floods, they witnessed a female Bigfoot swiftly traverse the rugged landscape. Since their filmed encounter with the Bigfoot, who has since been nicknamed Patty, many have disputed the authenticity of their recording but no one has been able to successfully prove that it is a fake. Credits for this video goes to entirely to windvale for the original footage.
  • Adorable Tibetan kids wishing Happy New Year 2018
    3 months ago
    Adorable Tibetan kids wishing Happy New Year 2018
    The children and their little well-wishing voices are adorable!! It is a must listen. They recite prayers to Dorje Shugden to invoke blessings for everyone for the New Year 2018! At one point, they sprinkle some of the drink into the air as per tradition as an offering to Dorje Shugden. Shugden's practice in Tibet has been strong for four hundred years and is continuing to grow. Happy New Year (Losar) to everyone. May everyone have peace. Sarva Mangalam!
  • Dogs are super intelligent. This dog was trained as a service dog to help his owner who suffers from seizures. It even goes to the extent whereby he will lie under her head when she has a seizure, to protect her head from banging on the floor.
    3 months ago
    Dogs are super intelligent. This dog was trained as a service dog to help his owner who suffers from seizures. It even goes to the extent whereby he will lie under her head when she has a seizure, to protect her head from banging on the floor.
  • Beautiful Tibetan children wishing Happy New Year!
    3 months ago
    Beautiful Tibetan children wishing Happy New Year!
  • Ven Lobsang Jigme of Tsem Monastery in Yara, Tibet is passing out pictures of Tsem Rinpoche to the locals.
    3 months ago
    Ven Lobsang Jigme of Tsem Monastery in Yara, Tibet is passing out pictures of Tsem Rinpoche to the locals.
  • (3) Khenpo Lobdroe blessing the public at Magon Monastery in Drayab.
    3 months ago
    (3) Khenpo Lobdroe blessing the public at Magon Monastery in Drayab.
  • (2) The trance took place in Drayab Magon Monastery.
    3 months ago
    (2) The trance took place in Drayab Magon Monastery.
  • (1) Young monk taking trance of Dorje Shugden in Drayab, Chamdo Tibet.
    3 months ago
    (1) Young monk taking trance of Dorje Shugden in Drayab, Chamdo Tibet.
  • A new megastar in Bollywood! Must see!!
    3 months ago
    A new megastar in Bollywood! Must see!!
  • This is very inspirational
    5 months ago
    This is very inspirational
  • A Mother’s Love
    6 months ago
    A Mother’s Love
    A mother's love is made up of a deep sense of care, of sacrifice and pain as a mother's heart is always with her children. Watch this touching video.
  • Dorje Shugden & Ministers
    6 months ago
    Dorje Shugden & Ministers
    Dorje Shugden and his two ministers, Kache Marpo and Namka Barzin. Vajrasecrets.com
  • Cham Dance
    6 months ago
    Cham Dance
    Cham is sacred dance. A dance that enacts the life story of a holy being. By participating in Cham, one is blessed to see the sacred life story of a being celebrated. This is a cham on Dorje Shugden. It\\\'s a short clip but interesting none-the-less. Tsem Rinpoche
  • The great Gautama Siddhartha meditating intensely is protected by the King of Nagas during heavy rains
    6 months ago
    The great Gautama Siddhartha meditating intensely is protected by the King of Nagas during heavy rains
    The King of Nagas knows this great being Siddhartha will soon become the Buddha. By offering his own body as shelter to the Buddha to be, he honours the state of enlightenment which will be won and gains merit for himself for his future lives although he is a naga now. The pre-eminent Buddha is an object of perfect offering gaining great merits for all beings. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    7 months ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    7 months ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    7 months ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    7 months ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    7 months ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    7 months ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    7 months ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    7 months ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    7 months ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    7 months ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    7 months ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    7 months ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    8 months ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.
  • Beautiful Buddha being sculpted from clay.
    8 months ago
    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
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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
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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
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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
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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
3 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
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Andrea and Chloe always very participating during the Q&A session. Lin Mun KSDS
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