H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s biography

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Zong Rinpoche (1905-1984 AD) was a highly realized Gelug Lama and disciple of Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, junior tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama. He was famous as a sharp analyst and master of philosophical debate, as well as a powerful Tantric practitioner. He was the Abbot of Ganden Shartse monastery.

 

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Early life, education, and spiritual lineage

Zong Tulku Rinpoche Jetsun Losang Tsöndru Thubten Gyaltsen (or Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, as he is known to countless ordained and lay disciples) was born in 1905 in the village of Nangsang in the Kham province of eastern Tibet. His father’s name was Jampa and his mother’s was Sonam Yangdzom.

His father and both his grandfathers were ngakpa, tantric practitioners of the Nyingma tradition, and two previous incarnations of Kyabje Dorje Chang (“Vajradhara, Lord of Refuge,” as Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was also known) had taken birth within the Zong-go family: Zongtrul Phuntsok Chöpel and Zongtrul Tenpa Chöpel (1836-1899 AD). It is said that already in an early stage of his childhood he performed various magical miracles and was able to invoke a female naga goddess (mystical serpent being) in a nearby lake.

He went to Lhasa in 1916 when he was eleven years old to study Buddhadharma as presented in Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition at Ganden Shartse Monastery, one of the principal Gelug monasteries and seats of learning in Tibet. When he got there, the fourteen-year-old Trijang Rinpoche (who was to become one of the main tutors of the 14th Dalai Lama) guided the new student by taking him through his first lesson in elementary dialectics. He was later to become Zong Rinpoche’s chief mentor.

Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (seated) Kyabje Zong Rinpoche sits devotionally bent towards his lama, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge

An intimate portrait of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (left), Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (right) and their guru, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (seated). Click on image to enlarge

Although recognized as a reincarnate Lama, Zong Rinpoche did not have the privileges accorded to modern-day tulkus. He had no benefactor to support him and lived a spartan existence:

Instead of a table from which to read the scriptures, he made do with an empty tea box supported by bricks. He was completely focused on his studies, which he pursued with unfailing courage and diligence. He seemed uninterested in food or drink, surviving on a very simple diet. With his humble lifestyle and shabby robes, often loose and torn from the physicality of the debate ground, he looked like any other boy from the remote province of Kham who had been fortunate enough to attend this prestigious monastic university.

In a private moment, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche dining together with Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge

Zong Rinpoche received his full ordination from the Thirteenth Dalai Lama at the Potala Palace. At Ganden, Zong Rinpoche studied the Sutras of the Prajnaparamita, Madhyamika, the Abidharma and the Vinaya. He studied effortlessly and became well known throughout the three great Gelug monasteries of central Tibet, Ganden, Drepung, and Sera as a master of philosophical debate who possessed an extraordinary memory. Upon debating the opening verse of Pramanavarttika, the foremost dissertation on Buddhist logic by the famed seventh-century Indian logician Acharya Dharmakirti, Zong Rinpoche’s performance led the famous Geshe “Amdo” Sherab Gyatso to remark: “There would not be a worthier debate on this subject even if Dharmakirti himself were here in person!”

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche seated with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and his students of Thubten Dhargye Ling center in Los Angeles. Zong Rinpoche conferred many teachings, transmissions and empowerments to the students of this centre.
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In 1928 Zong Rinpoche debated in front of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, Tubten Gyatso (1876-1933) in Lhasa and was subsequently awarded the Geshe Lharampa degree following the Monlam festival examinations. After graduating as the highest ranking Lharampa Geshe at the age of only twenty-five in 1929, he moved on to the Tantric College of Gyuto, where he also successfully completed his examinations.

Professor Robert Thurman translating for Kyabje Zong Rinpoche during the teaching tour of America. Click on image to enlarge

His Spiritual Guide was Trijang Rinpoche. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche often mentioned to his resident students, as an instruction on Guru devotion, that he had never harbored a negative thought for his teacher, Trijang Rinpoche, for even a single instant. Trijang Rinpoche’s own Spiritual Guide was Pabongkhapa Déchen Nyingpo, and Zong Rinpoche deeply revered both Lamas and practiced and promoted their Gelugpa lineage his entire life:

Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Ling Rinpoche were tutors to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. They taught His Holiness everything from basic teachings to advanced levels. Kyabje Phabongka passed all of his lineages to Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang. He often said this in discourses. The purpose of this detailed exposition is to affirm the power of the lineage. If we lose faith in the lineage, we are lost.

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is seated with his student, Geshe Rabten (standing by his right shoulder) along with the other students of Geshe Rabten in Switzerland. Most if not all the great teachers and Geshes in the West were students of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge

is Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in Phari District of Tibet in Richung Podok Monastery. Click on image to enlarge

 

Achievements

He had impeccable knowledge of all rituals, art and science. Following the completion of his studies he was appointed the abbot of Ganden Shartse in 1937 by the regent Reting Rinpoche Tubten Jampel Yeshe Gyeltsen (1911-1947), and continued in this position for almost ten years. During his tenure as abbot, he brought about new heights of scholarship and monastic discipline among the monks, as well as raising living standards for the poorest of them. As it is described in his biography:

The influence of Zong Rinpoche’s term as Abbot is still felt today. As well as reaching new heights of scholarship, Ganden Shartse became an outstanding example of monastic discipline, something that Zong Rinpoche held to be of vital importance. He also inspired a strong interest in Tantra, Chod, and monastic ritual, and significantly improved the monastery’s administrative structure. Having personally experienced the difficulties faced by its poorer members, Zong Rinpoche introduced reforms that went a long way toward improving their situation.

Zong Rinpoche resigned from his seat in 1946 and went on a long pilgrimage to Tsari, southeastern Tibet. During his travels in the 1940s and 1950s, he is attributed with a number of miraculous events such as subduing local deities and spirits through wrathful rituals, curing physical ailments and the ability to control the weather. He became renowned for healing activities and ‘many actions of powerful magic,’ as a result of which ‘the most marvelous, indescribable signs occurred.’

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is seated with his student Geshe Lungrik Namgyal, who was appointed later as the 101st Gaden Tripa. Holder of Je Tsongkapa’s throne.
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His name spread all over the country of being a powerful Tantrika and he gave many empowerments and teachings on those subjects with a special emphasis on the Tantras of Heruka, Hayagriva, Yamantaka, Guhyasamaja, Vajrayogini, Green Tara, Mahakali, White Tara, Vaishravani and others.

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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was the Guru of many great masters. Here he is seated with his eminent and highly realized students. From left to right. Kyabje Kensur Lati Rinpoche, Sokpa Kensur Rinpoche, (His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche), Kari Kensur Rinpoche, Gyuto Kensur Rinpoche and His Eminence Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima. All these highly erudite masters of Sutra and Tantra are from Gaden Shartse Monastery.

 

Leaving Tibet and life in India

In 1959, after repeated appeals from his disciples and students all over the country who were concerned for his safety, Zong Rinpoche left Tibet and sought asylum in India. In the remote settlement of Buxa in the Indian state of Assam on the Bhutanese border, he joined the surviving members of Ganden, Drepung, and Sera monasteries, as well as monks from other Tibetan monasteries. Zong Rinpoche gave a great number of teachings, and “in doing so, rekindled the flame of Buddha’s doctrine in exile. For the refugee monks, Rinpoche’s inspired commentaries on Buddhadharma offered a revitalizing hope and relief from complete despair.”

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had a personal interest in the way machinery works.
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In 1965, Zong Rinpoche became the director of the newly formed Tibetan Schools Teachers Training Program in Mussoorie (north-west India), overseeing 58 scholars from all the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. This educational nucleus proved crucial to the success of the fledgling Tibetan refugee settlements and had far-reaching benefits for all the Tibetan schools that were subsequently established. In 1967, he was appointed as the first principal of the new Central Institute of Tibetan Higher Studies at Sarnath, Varanasi, India. In 1971 Zong Rinpoche moved to Ganden Shartse in the newly established Tibetan settlement in Mundgod, Karnataka and retired from his position in Varanasi. Although he spent his later years engaging in practice he also continued to teach.

A picture of devotion – Lama Zopa (left) sits humbly with his head bent and his body tilted towards his guru, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge

After retiring from public life in 1971, Zong Rinpoche spent his time in deep spiritual practices. During these quiet years, he would occasionally give teachings on practical aspects of Vajrayana.

 

Teachings in the West

In response to requests by Western students, he travelled three times outside India, where he taught on the full range of Buddhist thought and practice and gave many personal interviews. Zong Rinpoche had many devoted Western disciples. One of them described him: “He was one of the last teachers of the old generation with the aura of authority and a kind of aristocratic touch or vajra pride. In his teachings he followed very strictly the original texts. But, concerning his age, he was very open and patient to us Westerners, always kind, polite and helpful to answer our many questions concerning detailed tantra explanations.”

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche seated with Lama Zopa, Lama Yeshe and Geshe Kelsang Gyatso at Manjushri Institute during his visit to England. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was requested to give a series of teachings to the assembly here. All present had the great fortune to receive teachings from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
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He visited Manjushri Institute in the UK on several occasions where he gave many teachings and empowerments into the practice of Heruka and Vajrayogini. He also highly praised the disciples of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.

During his travels he gave teachings on both sutra and tantra, including teachings on the Chod (gcod) of the Ganden Ear-Whispered Lineage, a practice he is well-known for, as well as the life-entrustment of his Dharma Protector. Zong Rinpoche also taught numerous western students in India and participated in giving teachings and empowerments during the FPMT’s First Dharma Celebration in Dharamsala in 1981, along with other high-ranking Geluk teachers such at the Dalai Lama, Ling Rinpoche Tubten Lungtok Tendzin Trinle (1903-1983), Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche Ngawang Lobzang Tubten Tobjor (1914-1983) as well as Lama Tubten Zopa (b.1946) and Lama Yeshe.

A personal portrait of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his student Samdhong Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge

It was also in 1981 that Zong Rinpoche ’s root guru, Trijang Rinpoche, passed away in Mundgod. It was from Trijang Rinpoche that Zong Rinpoche had received numerous important lineages such as those of Cittamaṇi Tārā, Vajrayoginī Naro Kechari, and Heruka Cakrasaṃvara. Zong Rinpoche passed these lineages to his own students, many of whom were also Trijang Rinpoche’s students.

During the teaching in Los Angeles, Rinpoche also talked about a meeting he had with his guru Trijang Rinpoche at the same time.

‘At that time His Holiness Trijang Dorje Chang had a bad illness. I asked Trijang Rinpoche not to pass away before I did. He promised. My hope was that he would live until 83 years of age.

Before I left Dharamsala, he told me, “We are friends. You are my senior student, my friend, and I am your teacher as well. You are my hope, I trust you.”

He showed me the wrinkles on his face. “And look at my hands,” he said. “So skinny, all wrinkles. Come close and touch my forehead with yours.”

A light-hearted picture of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa. The two lamas were instrumental in inviting Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to the West in order to teach. Click on image to enlarge

We touched each other on our foreheads, and I couldn’t say anything.

When I came to the West, I kept writing letters to him. I wrote and said, “I want to see you.” He said, “There is no reason to meet each other because there is no goodbye between us. So relax.”

Finally, he lived for 81 years. Shakyamuni Buddha also lived for 81 years. He told me that I should live as long as he lived, so I hope to live at least 81 years.

The blessing of the Lama is very special. If I live for 81 years it is the blessing of my Lama. If I don’t, I have no regrets.’

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche sitting amongst the senior students of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa of FPMT, of which, many of whom later became the leaders of that organization. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred many sacred teachings, transmissions and empowerments on several occasions to Lama Yeshe, Zopa Rinpohe and FPMT. Click on image to enlarge

 

Miraculous Stories of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

After Zong Rinpoche completed his tenure as the abbot of Gaden Shartse monastery in Tibet, he went to Tsari for pilgrimage. When he arrived at the lake, many people witnessed a huge wave coming from the calm lake. The wave bore globules that were thrown onto his lap. The globules are used as ingredients he needs for certain pujas. This was seen as an offering from the Naga being in the lake. This is because the Naga perceived a highly attained being, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, coming to visit the lake. The Naga made an offering.

When he was on pilgrimage in Tsari and in other parts of Tibet, certain women would take trance of dakinis and these dakinis would say, “I’m going over to so and so place where Zong Lama is as he’s doing tsok, and I want to partake in the tsok.”

Therefore, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche attracted a lot of real dakinis to come to his presence. Dakinis are spiritual beings who would flock to great masters and bless practitioners. Wherever Kyabje Zong Rinpoche travelled on pilgrimage, he would always recite 8-line praises to Heruka and Vajrayogini. He would recite these constantly and all the time to bless people. This was his main practice.

There is a tree in Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s home because he took incarnation within the same family line a few times. Whenever the incarnation of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is alive and well, the tree will produce a lot of fruits. In between incarnations, the tree would not bear any fruit no matter what season it is. It would only flower when the incarnation of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was present.

While in exile in India, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche travelled to Bylakuppe with his assistant, Gen Tsoncha. That area in Bylakuppe didn’t have rain for a long time and the crops were dying and things were difficult for the people there. People invited Kyabje Zong Rinpoche there to do a naga puja for rain. When Kyabje Zong Rinpoche performed the naga puja, everyone saw a large long thick white cobra (pure white) appear in front of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, elevate its head to the same level as Zong Rinpoche and look at him.

Gen Tsoncha got worried and started to move towards Zong Rinpoche. However, Zong Rinpoche gestured to the monks to keep doing their mantras. All the monks stood still and kept quiet. After the snake looked at Zong Rinpoche at eye level for a few minutes, it went down and slithered away. That very night, it rained and rained after many months of no rain. The local Indians and Tibetans were very happy. Everyone was very happy because it started to rain and their crops would be fine. The local Indian and Tibetan people remarked that when Zong Lama comes, he brings rain. The white Naga appearing to Zong Rinpoche during puja was a indication Zong Rinpoche’s puja to benefit others to bring rain was effective.

So, it was concluded that during the puja, the nagas were very happy with Zong Rinpoche’s presence. The Naga King appeared as a white albino cobra and showed Zong Rinpoche that he will do as Zong Rinpoche says. Zong Rinpoche knew this and calmed the monks down because they were scared that the cobra would bite. All the monks and many other people witnessed this. This was not a story narrated by just one person and Gen Tsoncha went to Byllakuppe, narrated the story directly to all of us.

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was a very direct, open and quick lama. He manifested a lot of wrath when necessary. When things are right, he would be very happy and he would immediately acknowledge. When things are wrong, he was not the type to keep quiet about it. He was very verbal about it. Many were quite frightened of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

In Bylakuppe, there were people who disliked Zong Rinpoche and were jealous of his fame. During one afternoon, when Zong Rinpoche was taking a nap in Bylakuppe in between teachings, he saw a vision of 4-faced Mahakala’s (his protector) face come to him suddenly. Zong Rinpoche was startled and he woke up. He saw someone holding a dagger trying to stab him. Zong Rinpoche held the hand and the attacker dropped the knife, pulled his hand out and ran away. So, even during such times when people tried to harm Zong Rinpoche, his Dharma Protector would appear to him directly and very clearly and precisely.

Another time, while Zong Rinpoche was staying in his personal house in Gaden, while he was doing puja, a lady came to the yard with her relatives. She was screaming, pounding, jumping, pulling her hair out and making a lot of noise. It was because of the noise that Zong Rinpoche came out of his prayer room, asked for a chair and looked at the lady. The monks were quite worried because she looked like she was not well. But Zong Rinpoche signaled them to keep quiet.

After a few minutes of reciting some mantras, Zong Rinpoche shouted at that lady very loudly, “Who are you? What do you want? Get out! Get out!!” When he said get out, immediately the lady collapsed. The spirit that was possessing the woman and making her unhappy immediately left. It was reported later that the spirit never entered the lady again after Zong Rinpoche shouted at that spirit, “Leave! Get out!”

So, Zong Rinpoche didn’t have to do long complicated procedures, prayers and pujas. He only had to order the negative spirit to leave. Immediately the spirit would leave on his command. At times, Zong Rinpoche would sit in his house and due to people who were jealous, there were always people who tried to send black magic to Zong Rinpoche. People would see lights coming from the night sky into his house through the roof and hitting the prayer room and throne room. It never affected Zong Rinpoche ever and he would always recover strongly from it. This was reported by all the old monks. These are just some of the wonderful stories the old monks shared with us.

 

His disciples

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had many disciples in Tibet, India and the West. He was the teacher and root Guru of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, as well as a teacher of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, current Spiritual Director of the FPMT, Lama Yeshe, the founder of FPMT, Samdhong Rinpoche, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Lati Rinpoche, 100th, 101st and 102nd Gaden Tripa, Rilbu Rinpoche, Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche many other tulkus. He was also one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s teachers. When Lama Yeshe died in 1984 he performed the cremation ceremony (together with Lama Zopa) at Vajrapani Institute in California.

A puja held in Trijang Ladrang’s personal prayer hall that had Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama in attendance. The golden stupa in the center contains the relics of the late Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. His Holiness Dalai Lama had come to pay homage to the remains of his teacher Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge

yabje Zong Rinpoche’s throne is placed next to Kyabje Ling Rinpoche who was the 100th Gaden Tripa at that time. Click on image to enlarge

His Holiness the Dalai Lama sits on his throne within the same prayer hall with Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche at Trijang Ladrang’s prayer hall. This was in Trijang Ladrang, Gaden Shartse Monastery. His Holiness the Dalai Lama had come to pay homage to his guru’s remains enshrined in the stupa.
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Greta Jensen, a close student of Zong Rinpoche (he used to call her ‘ama lolo‘ – ‘fat mother’!), recalls her first meeting with him. Previously she had had many inexplicable visions of ‘this old man with a beard.’ Upon discovering who he was, she eventually met him in Los Angeles on a visit with her family to America.

A personal picture of Sera mey Kensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche with Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in Howell, New Jersey, USA. Kensur Rinpoche requested some personal teachings and a empowerment from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche obliged.
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‘I cried,’ Greta said. ‘He sat there looking nonchalantly away as he does, and said to me, “Don’t think that I am anything special. Think that it is by the power of your own karma that you have the good fortune to meet the dharma. If you like you can come and listen to my teachings and if you feel it is useful I’ll give you more.”

Corin, Greta’s fourteen year old son who has spent periods of months living with Rinpoche at his monastery, says that ‘Rinpoche knew practically everything. He was really kind and always smiling, and always made me feel happy and warm.
‘I had a special seat next to Rinpoche, on his left, and I used to eat my meals with him and go to puja with him.’

Max Comfort, Greta’s husband, said that Zong Rinpoche ‘had tremendous presence and always commanded respect. In the West he was always fascinated with procedure, how things were made and how they worked. And he was so incredibly skilful with his hands, he knew how to do things.’

On a visit to the Tower of London, Max remembers, ‘he captivated a crowd of tourists with his detailed and accurate explanation of the workings of an ancient blunderbuss!’

 

His Passing

A picture taken during an audience between Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and the country music star, John Denver. Click on image to enlarge

In 1983, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche made his third trip to the West and embarked on a teaching tour that took him to England, Canada, the U.S., Switzerland, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Austria. In June 1984, at age 80, he returned to his home at Ganden Monastery, by then reestablished in Mundgod in southern India. The following month, he gave instructions on the Hayagriva Tantra, followed by the Chittamani Tara initiation, and a long life empowerment for all the Tibetans in Mundgod’s refugee community. Shortly after the last of these teachings, he arranged an elaborate offering ceremony for the Dharma Protector. After a few days of rituals, the students at Zong Labrang, his residential compound, reported that he had fallen ill with a high fever. Although his doctors gave him the best medical care, his condition did not improve.

A picture of Kyabje Lati Rinpoche with Kyabje Zong Rinpoche along with the monks of Gaden monastery. Click on image to enlarge

All the students at his residence and monastery offered numerous long life prayers. His Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden (Dorje Shugden took trance of the Gaden oracle to speak) in particular requested him in the name of the Buddha’s doctrine and all sentient beings to regain his health and live for many more years, or at least until the reincarnation of Trijang Rinpoche was legitimately determined. Delegates from Drepung and Sera monasteries, including representatives of the two Tantric colleges, Gyuto and Gyume, and all of the incarnate Lamas of the great Buddhist institutions, came to offer long life prayers. Four months later, at the beginning of November 1984, he declared, “I do not have any of my former illness.” Once again, in apparently good health, he resumed his daily routine and presided over the ceremony to determine the new incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche.

During his teachings at Thubten Dhargyey Ling in Los Angeles in December 1983, he recalled a meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama the same year, seventeen years ago, that he had been requested by him to become principal in Varanasi.

A long life puja offered to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche by Ganden monastery.
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We received news that it was a difficult year for His Holiness. I was appointed to represent the monks of the three monasteries and the four schools, to go to Dharamsala to request His Holiness to live long.

When I arrived in Dharamsala, it was New Year. “I won’t die,” His Holiness Dalai Lama said to me. “I am glad you came by.” He took my beard and shook it and said to me, “just sit here and relax.”

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche flanked by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (left) and Kyabje Lati Rinpoche (right). Click on image to enlarge

When he said to me, “I won’t die,” I was so happy I cried in front of him.

He said he was pleased I had accepted the position at Varanasi. “I have no choice,’ I said. His Holiness said I was the right person for the job, but I know my own position; I have a correct estimation of myself. I had bad pains in my knees and breathing problems. I said that maybe I wouldn’t be able to fulfil the demands of my job. I related my history to His Holiness and said I was already over mature age.

He said, “Age doesn’t matter because you can make yourself younger.” I didn’t know how to do this but since he said it I couldn’t ask!

‘But really, I have reduced my age and got younger. At Buxa I had a walking stick, but since that audience I have not had any problems with my knees or my breathing. It really worked that I got younger.’

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, an unparalleled scholar and debater inspecting the debate session held within the monastery. Click on image to enlarge

Zong Rinpoche engaged in the self-empowerment rituals of Heruka Chakrasamvara, Vajrayogini, and Chittamani Tara over long periods of time, and his assistants observed him in “unusual states of absorption”. Zong Rinpoche normally awoke at three o’clock in the morning and finished his daily meditation before dawn. Shortly after 9am on November 15, Buddha’s Descent from Heaven Day, his assistant called a medical doctor from the Dueguling Tibetan Resettlement Hospital. Zong Rinpoche walked from his bedroom into his sitting room, saying that he would like to sit in an upright posture. When the students entered the room a few minutes later, Zong Rinpoche, still seated, had died. His students reported how his body remained as if in a deep sleep, without losing luster or color.

Ceremonies such as gaṅacakra, and the self-entry initiations of Cittamaṇi Tārā, Vajrayoginī and Vajrabhairava were performed, along with other rituals. Following the cremation of his body after the end of his tukdam death-period meditation, a number of relics were found, some of which were enshrined in a stupa, completed in 1986, which stands today at Ganden Monastery in Lama Camp No.1 in Mundgod. It stands five feet high, is covered with precious stones and metals, and is filled with relics and holy objects.

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche on the left and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the right in Gaden Shartse’s main prayer hall. Click on image to enlarge

The perfect incarnations of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche on the left and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the right in Gaden Shartse’s Main prayer hall. The two great lama’s incarnations have returned. Young, strong and ready to continue their works. Click on image to enlarge

The holy remains of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche that’s wrapped up in traditional silks just before cremation. Click on image to enlarge

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, jotted down the prophetic dates of his passing, the date he would come out of thukdam (death meditation) and the date of his cremation as well. In other words, he died with full control of his death. He planned the day and time he would pass as highly realized masters usually do. They have full control of their bodies. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche knew all the dates beforehand and wrote it down. His clairvoyance was legendary. Click on image to enlarge

Great Tulkus and prominent Geshes performed the funerary rituals for the late Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Hundreds of students from all the monasteries, Tibetan exiled Government, representatives of Dalai Lama and from all around the world people came to pay respects to this highly realized master.
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During the funeral, a rare sight of an Indian Sadhu riding an elephant came to beg for alms at Zong Ladrang. This was considered highly auspicious. There are no elephants in the area, yet this one came. Click on image to enlarge

The senior students of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche performing Tantric self-initiation rituals during the funeral. Click on image to enlarge

A yellow parasol of a lama accompanies the holy remains as it was brought towards the funerary stupa. Click on image to enlarge

The funerary stupa of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche where his holy remains was cremated according to tradition while the monks performed pujas and rituals.
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Tibetan ‘Ah’ syllable found on the inside of the skull of the 2nd Zong Rinpoche, Zongtrul Tenpa Chopel (1836-1899 AD) after his cremation ceremony.
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The golden stupa where the holy relics of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche enshrined within Zong Ladrang. When a high lama passes away, his cremated remains are kept in a special stupa in his residence. It is kept for many to stay connected to their lama. Click on image to enlarge

 
Sources:

  • www.tsemrinpoche.com
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zong_Rinpoche
  • http://www.treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Zong-Lobzang-Tsondru-Tubten-Gyeltsen/P6037
  • http://www.iol.ie/~taeger/bio/zong.htm
  • http://fpmt.org/teachers/lineage-lamas/hhzong/

 
Below are Youtube links for Zong Rinpoche’s teachings:

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was very affectionate towards me always. Here I am holding his hands as we walked through Chinatown, Los Angeles 1983.
Click on image to enlarge

Left to right: Los Angeles, Thubten Dhargye Ling Centre, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, attendant monk and myself 1984. This was the day His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was leaving Los Angeles to Switzerland then back to India. After this I would never see His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche again. It was the saddest day of my life. Click on image to enlarge

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche signed this picture for me. He put his thumbprint on it. Also he wrote his personal name mantra at my request on a piece of paper and I put onto the picture. Also framed into this picture are hairs from Zong Rinpoche. I carry this with me everywhere as it is very holy. A hair, a nail or piece of robe from our teacher is a highly prized relic for a student to treasure and worship. Click on image to enlarge

[ Compiled from various sources by Pastor Niral, Pastor David and Pastor Jean Ai. Pastor Seng Piow did the arrangements. ]
 

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  1. William Chua on Jun 20, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    I really like the miracles by Zong Rinpoche. These stories shows that Zong Rinpoche is an extraordinary being where his wrath can scare spirits out of the lady’s body. He can bring rain to places where it has not rained for months. Even mother nature knows the presence of Zong Rinpoche because the fruit tree at his home will only bloom and bear fruits when Zong Rinpoche is around.

    The most miracle thing is that he can make himself younger and heal himself of his ailments. He no longer needs a walking stick and bad knees cured.

  2. justin cheah on Jun 20, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post. HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche does possess all the great qualities a reincarnated high lama. From the post, the sorts of miracles happened during Zong Rinpoche’s life is unbelievable and i think it is something out of this world. He displayed many great qualities throughout his life, and even got himself reputation of a healer and very good in chasing spirits away (without having to do any particular rituals). Zong Rinpoche is also have very close relations with High Lamas such as Trijang Rinpoche, HH Dalai Lama etc, taking turns to be tutors of each other. I have very high regard to HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

  3. Wylfred Ng on Jun 20, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享。 谢谢仁波切让我们知道更多关于至尊宋仁波切的生平。

    了解我们的传承上师故事、生平及成就让我们对我们的传承更有信心, 修行上可以得到成就, 因为如果没有传承的加持的话我们的修行是不会得到成就。

    我很庆幸我可以皈依上师詹杜固仁波切, 上师来自一个纯净的传承, 上师的根本上师更是20世纪的一位伟大的上师。 至尊宋仁波切的弟子不只是限于西藏和印度地区, 宋仁波切的弟子也遍布西方国家。 上师詹杜固仁波切也是在美国遇到宋仁波切, 也和宋仁波切相处了半年时间。

    上师詹杜固仁波切也是当时答应了宋仁波切会到印度出家为僧。 也是因为这样身在马来西亚的我们会遇到上师詹杜固仁波切。 如果不是宋仁波切的话我们也不会有这个福分遇到上师。

    谢谢

  4. Carmen Koo on Jun 20, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche has said that studying and reading biographies of high lamas blesses our minds and mindstream. Lamas like Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche dedicate their entire lives to holding and propagating the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa and serve only to benefit others therefore their entire life biography is such a huge inspiration and further solidifies the faith that one has, not only for the lamas, but in the Buddhist doctrine as well.

    Zong Rinpoche displayed many miracles throughout his life, and even healed himself, from manifesting frail and using a walking stick to standing and walking upright without needing the aid of a walking stick almost overnight. Because of his devotion that the incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche, his guru, is found and enthroned, Zong Rinpoche ensured that he saw it through.

    Like Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche also has very much devotion to his gurus, especially towards his root guru, Zong Rinpoche. Tsem Rinpoche always speaks with much respect and esteem for Zong RInpoche, like what is said in the 50 stanzas of Guru Devotion, referring to Zong Rinpoche’s titles everytime Rinpoche speaks of him, and folding his hands and placing it on Rinpoche’s forehead everytime when mentioning Zong Rinpoche’s name . In that, Rinpoche also instills tremendous faith and reverence in us for Zong Rinpoche.

    Reading this article again only served to deepen my inspiration in my practice.

  5. Su Ming on Jun 20, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    I simply love reading and hearing from my lama, Tsem Rinpoche about H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. All stories regarding this particular root guru of Rinpoche always moves me until today.

    I remembered a couple of years ago when I was very fortunate to be able to assist Kensur Lobsang Phende Rinpoche (Ex abbot of Shar Gaden) for his medical check up in Bombay upon Rinpoche’s care and instruction, Kensur Rinpoche told me about Zong Rinpoche in Baxa (which is actually a prison area in India) when they first escaped from Tibet. At that time, due to the weather difference between Tibet & India and also malnutrition the monks were facing in the camp, a lot of the older monks actually passed away during that time. However Kensur Rinpoche remembers Kyabje Zong Rinpoche very well in the camp cause Kyabje Rinpoche taught passionately everyday to the monks in the camp so that the monks will have the will to live. Things were not very pleasant and yet Krabje Rinpoche tirelessly continue on his teaching to others, for others.

    What touches me the most about Kyabje Rinpoche is the stories Tsem Rinpoche spoke about his care towards Rinpoche. It still moves me until today. And because of Kyabje Rinpoche, we have Rinpoche here with us today and that I will be grateful to.

  6. Sock Wan on Jun 20, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Many Gelug high lamas are the students of Zong Rinpoche. These lamas also contribute a lot in spreading Dharma such as Lama Zopa, His Holiness Dalai Lama, Lama, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Tsem Rinpoche, etc. Without Zong Rinpoche, many teachings would not have been passed down and we would not have the opportunity to receive these teachings.

    We have the very good fortune to meet Tsem Rinpoche, we must cherish it and learn from Rinpoche. Rinpoche’s teachings come from a very authentic and pure lineage.

  7. jerry_sito on Jun 20, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切的根本上师,至尊宋仁波切,格鲁派一代伟大的传承上师,更曾是甘丹寺丹萨济住持,在任期内为僧人们提供奖学金和重新整理寺院纪律(成为寺院里纪律的代表),以及提高对大家的生活水平,更是激发起大家学习有关密续,荟供,仪轨及法器的运用,并且给予过无数高级密续的灌顶,当中包括如意摩尼宝已经金刚瑜伽母。

    至尊宋仁波切可以说是弟子桃李满天下,无论东方西方都有着无数的弟子,这伟大上师的一生都为佛法毕恭毕敬,造福无数的人们,备受僧人与大家的尊重与拥戴,宋仁波切也是同样有修持多杰雄登护法法门,更是给予无数次的多杰雄登护法,我们都相信伟大的至尊宋仁波切是佛菩萨的乘愿再来,而且透过种种历史记载,我们都相信至尊宋仁波切是伟大的佛法上师,那么他选择了多杰雄登护法,并选择给予我们这个护法的修持,那么多杰雄登护法肯定的是能够帮助我们在佛法修行增长直至我们获得证悟,所以我们可以全心全意的去修持这多杰雄登护法法门,我们非常有幸的能够在这一个传承上,从宋仁波切传给詹杜固仁波切,在把佛法与护法传给我们。

    谢谢
    Jerry Sito

  8. freon on Mar 6, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    This is a very good article. Many of the stories are amazing. A story of a Living Buddha.

    Some of the story in this article made me quite shock

    1) H.H Zong Rinpoche live in poor stage during young time. Yet, he do not border on the stage of wealth, instead, he learned the dharma well.

    2) People can be so jealous that they dare to send the black magic to H.H Zong Rinpoche who have manifest many miracle. They do it to harm him just because of jealousy. They do not see how much this high attain Lama have benefited the people.

    3) H.H. Zong Rinpoche are very devoted to His Guru – H.H Trijang Rinpoche. Even when taking the photos, he will show respect.

    4) His Holiness never tired of learning. When H.H is in the west, he would see how the machine work.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the information on H.H Zong Rinpoche and also the team who compile the information.

    With folded hand,
    Freon

  9. andrew on Sep 24, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    how lucky am I jampa although he does not visit often is one of my best friends how lucky is am I? I’m talking about the venerable jampa wangdu brother of the geshe in chenrezig institute in Eudlo and mate of sonan father of tenzin the roller of the dough can you ?

  10. andrew on Sep 24, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    well and truly noted .look at the big tall young monk not yet ordained but committed to the future look . I’m an old man my job is preserving the mother so the mother will feed the endless sentient beings here on earth and this work is done in various and inexplicable ways
    lam rim

  11. claudiawin1 on May 3, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Wow ,The elephant appearing is cool, maybe it was him ition or the dharma protector.
    I dreamt about this guru and spent ages trying to find out about him, In my dream I was being rude and proud and he told me off a bit ,I said do you have compassion for me or am I annoying or some thing like that and he said I am more concerned about how your behaviour affects other people..

  12. keng nam on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and the writers for this excellent biography. Is is always interesting to read biographies of erudite masters as such articles are filled with dharma teachings. And they act as role models for the masses to emulate and learn from.

  13. Lars on Dec 26, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Thank you for this biography! I feel so blessed being able to read about and see images of such a great master as H.H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Beautiful and strong are his image,very charismatic.

  14. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Reading about Zong Rinpoche’s namtar one learns so much about the conduct and kindness and actions of the great lama who benefits sentient beings. So much dharma and Lojong teachings through reading the conduct of Zong Rinpoche one can learn from the actions of Zong Dorje Chang. Inspiring information for future generation of Gelug teachers and practitioners to emulate especially devotion to one’s teacher. No one who is unkind or critical to their teachers have ever reach the peak of their ultimate potential. Which is an important lesson all great lamas leave us they teach us that we ned to loyal and devoted to our lamas who is the ultimate source of our buddha, dharma and sangha.

  15. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Sep 23, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastors for all the intensive research and sharing of HH Zong Rinpoche’s biography. This article open my eyes to learn more about Guru Devotion of High Lamas especially our beloved root Guru, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche…

    HH Zong Rinpoche’s biography let me have a deep contemplate about Tsem Rinpoche. Rinpoche follow 100% of HH Zong Rinpoche’s instructions without fail to benefit countless sentient beings.

    Salute to Rinpoche unlimited kindness to bring unbroken authentic Tsongkhapa Lineage to beautiful Malaysia. We will keep up our practice to help Rinpoche spread the Holy Dharma to ten directions to repay Rinpoche kindness.

    I sincerely wish that Rinpoche long life, stable health and remain with us (with folded hands from the bottom of my heart)…

  16. Julia Tan on Sep 20, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the biography of H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is such a elite master. A great Mahasidha like Him started His monastic life in a very young age so that not a single day wasted but to indulge himself only in Dharma, Sutra and Tatric practice. 1937, in the age of 32, H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche already the Abbot of Ganden Shartse Monastery. H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is the pure lineage holder from H.H. Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche, Lord Tsongkhapa and all the way up to the Buddha Shakyamuni. We are very blessed to be H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students. Because of Rinpoche we are able to receive teachings from Rinpoche through this unbroken pure lineage.

    “… I decided to let go of my attachments, silly samsaric expectations and selfish reasonings and suddenly your instructions became so much easier for me to follow through and carry out…”

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching above… This is a simple yet very powerful words to encourage all of us who are fortunate enough to be near Rinpoche and Dharma in this life. Thank you Rinpoche.

  17. Carmen Koo on Sep 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche and Pastors,

    Thank you for this really informative and inspiring post to educate us on where our lineage comes from as well as the erudite and attained masters who have upheld the lineage to pass it on to us fortunate ones who have the merits to stumble across the path of Dharma in today’s age and time.

    Reading Zong Rinpoche’s biography, and knowing and experiencing Rinpoche’s life together with Rinpoche here with us invokes so much reverence within me, because this silly student of yours, Rinpoche, is amongst the fortunate ones who has the good fortune to be able to meet a higher path of purpose in what would otherwise just be ‘life’ due to the kindness of Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Pabongka Rinpoche and so forth. Rinpoche, like Zong Rinpoche, is a lineage holder, and like what Zong Rinpoche has done to elucidate the Dharma, Rinpoche is also doing the same here in Malaysia and beyond. There are so many parallels between Rinpoche’s and Zong Rinpoche’s life – because both lives are guided by the sole intention of spreading the Buddhadharma far and wide.

    Thank you Rinpoche, for showing us what devotion is, thank you for bringing Zong Rinpoche to us. We did not meet Zong Rinpoche, but he is still very much alive within us, and it is like we personally know him because of Rinpoche’s devotion to Zong Rinpoche, and Rinpoche constantly remembering and sharing with us stories of Zong Rinpoche fondly.

    Love,
    Carmen

  18. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Sep 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Thank you for Rinpoche and the team’s effort to prepare the biography of HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I like the photos and details of descriptions which let me more understand who is Zong Rinpoche. It close our gap to him.How strong the Guru Samaya that holding by Zong Rinpoche which can be viewed from the photos. How fortunate we are able to meet Tsem Rinpoche and the true lineage.

  19. Pastor Han Nee on Aug 31, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and US pastors for the careful and painstaking research that went into this biography of H.H.Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

    Guru devotion resounds in every line – our Guru , Tsem Rinpoche’s devotion to his Guru and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s devotion to his Guru, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Zong Rinpoche “had never harboured a negative thought for his teacher” in his entire life. Moreover, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche deeply revered both Lamas – Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Trijang Rinpoche’s Guru, Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche.

    Moreover, the power of this lineage of Gelug teachings passed from Pabongka Rinpoche to Trijang Rinpoche, from Trijang Rinpoche to Zong Ripoche, from Zong Rinpoche to Tsem Rinpche is undeniable. THus are the precious teachings of Je Tsongkapa passed down without break, and through him, the teachings from Buddha Shakyamuni.

  20. Mavis Yeh on Aug 31, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing HH Zong Rinpoche’s biography. I now have a better understanding of the importance of lineage in Buddhism. I enjoyed reading this post very much!

  21. Kelvin on Aug 31, 2014 at 1:03 am

    His Holiness Zong Rinpoche is amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  22. Hee TS on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    谢谢仁波切及讲法师们的深入研究宋仁波切的生平和事迹说明。其中包括博学的喇嘛的共同特征,都拥有强烈不可动摇的依止上师心和对教学佛法无私奉献,对无知愚昧的我得益匪浅!

    • andrew on Sep 24, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you Rinpoche and tell mages in-depth study of the life and deeds of Song Rinpoche explained . Common features including learned Lama , have strong unshakable devotion to teaching Dharma teacher heart and dedication, I am ignorant of ignorance benefited greatly !

  23. wansan on Aug 30, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Thank you very much Rinpoche and all the Pastors’ hard work and effort in researching and compiling this very extensive and detail biography of our great lineage master, HH Zong Rinpoche. It is important for us to know our lineage master and our pure lineage so that we will eliminate any of the doubts that we might have towards the teachings passed down and perhaps its effectiveness. All of these lineage masters had been there, done that and proven with solid results. By reading on the biography of theses masters, we will understand more and deeper.
    Besides, Rinpoche is also known for His strong devotion towards His root guru, HH Zong Rinpoche, even up till today. May all of us develop this devotion towards our guru who will lead us to the path of enlightenment. Thank you once again to Rinpoche and the Pastors for posting the biography of HH Zong Rinpoche. Now it’s just one click away.

  24. Judy Chen on Aug 29, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and all who wrote this biography. It is a very detail and well written. This really assist me on the understanding of our lineage gurus.
    Thank you all.

  25. Loh Ann Leong (Penang) on Aug 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Dear H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,
    Thank you for the crystallized and detailed written bio of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Holy being and great master he is, in this Gelugpa pure lineage. It is reflecting Guru Devotions, very strong, you love your Guru so much, and it is an example for us to follows. Thank you.
    With folded hands,_/\_

  26. Edwin Tan on Aug 29, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Dear Rinpoche and Pastors,

    Thank you for the wonder write up of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I have always heard His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche speaking of his guru, HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, and today, I manage to read and learn up more about this wonderful great master.

    As per the “Lineage” [http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lineage.html] article, my holy and great guru, HE Tsem Eminence came from a pure, long lineage of Gelug practice, and I am proud to be a student of HE Tsem Rinpoche.

    Thank you.

  27. Bradley Kassian on Aug 28, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this biography of H.H Zong Rinpoche. I only knew a few pieces of his life. Thank you for filling in the rest! I love reading biographies of Enlightened masters, not just for inspiration or to collect merit from rejoicing in their activities but to see fully that the methods of the past leading all the way back to Buddha himself really can apply to everyone with sincere effort and devotion. H.H Zong Rinpoche was truly exceptional.

  28. KYC on Aug 27, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Although Rinpoche was with H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche only for a short period of time, Rinpoche’s guru devotion is very strong. The first time I saw Rinpoche cry was at the opening ceremony of Kechara Saraswati Arts. Rinpoche was talking about H.H. Zong Rinpoche. There was so much respect and devotion. At that moment, I understood what guru devotion is. I’m very fortunate to belong to this lineage and I’m very proud of my lineage gurus. They are a real inspiration to me.

  29. Pee Bee Chong on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness to compile and share the biography of H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with us, to help us understand this great master and the lineage of Rinpoche belongs to.

    Thank you all Pastors for working so hard, worked into wee hour to complete the compilation of H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s biography.

    There are so much Dharma that we can learn from the Rinpoche which comes from the great masters, and pure lineage. It is us, our minds that setting our own limitation. If we can let go of our attachment and selfishness and follow guru’s instruction. Things that are impossible with become possible and easier to achieve.

    May we develop strong guru devotion as demonstrated by Rinpoche and all the great masters.

  30. Jim Yeh on Aug 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you Guruji and the Pastors for sharing this inspiring & powerful biography of His Holiness Zong Rinpoche. I was thoroughly engaged the entire time I was reading this post.

  31. Su Ming on Aug 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for this article on Zong Rinpoche. Over the last 6 years with Rinpoche, I have heard so much about Zong Rinpoche from Rinpoche. Each time when Rinpoche spoke about Zong Rinpoche, Rinpoche’s eyes will be red and will tear. Especially more when Rinpoche spoke about Rinpoche’s time with Zong Rinpoche.

    Ever since then, I wanted to know more but all the text and his biography available were all in Tibetan. Now, I am able to read and understand the Guru which Rinpoche made the “Promise” to 30 years ago which led to what Rinpoche had to endure i.e. : loneliness/betrayal/hardship/deception/ungratefulness and etc

    On the other hand, because of the above & also Rinpoche’s background, Rinpoche has become inspiration to many of us. And that I will forever be grateful for. Without Rinpoche, many of us will be still very much stuck in our own created pain & suffering.

    From your humble and even more ridiculous student,
    Su Ming

  32. JP on Aug 26, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastors for the extensive research and explanation of HH Zong Rinpoche’s biography and great deeds throughout HH’s life. The common traits amongst erudite lamas I noticed are strong guru devotion and selfless devotion towards teaching the dharma.

    The article is inspiring as it shows the endless possibilities we can achieve that are beyond our self limiting mind. It also shows that Tsem Rinpoche’s dharma knowledge came from erudite masters like HH Zong Rinpoche. When we doubt Tsem Rinpoche, we are also indirectly doubting all the high lamas including HH Zong Rinpoche, HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Pabongkha Rinpoche. In this case, Gaden Monastery and all Gelug monasteries are also questionable.

    Reading this article also showed the love and devotion that Tsem Rinpoche has for HH Zong Rinpoche to this day. These are fine examples that we should all adopt if we want to gain real transformations in our practice. Once again, thank you Rinpoche.

  33. Oya on Aug 26, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    We read this biography again and i realised that the part i commented on i had misunderstood who was
    speaking, now i understand it was Zong Rinpoche speaking to Trijang Rinpoche. Excuse this mistake please.

  34. Oya on Aug 26, 2014 at 4:47 am

    His Holiness Zong Rinpoche’s biography has deeply touched my heart/mind with the glorious ever presant Lineage of which i am humbled to be within. The photo of ‘AH’ relic is AWESOME, and can feeeel the blessings from it. Thank you Rinpoche for demonstrating this powerful Lineage with very important detail and precision. Om Ah Hum
    May You Live A long Life and Your Wish to Live (at least) till 81 be so
    With hands folded and mind alert i offer my deep respect to This Unbroken Lineage.

  35. tsemtulku on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    To Your Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, The work, practices and assignments you have given me are REALLY HARD AND NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO DO. I decided to let go of my attachments, silly samsaric expectations and selfish reasonings and suddenly your instructions became so much easier for me to follow through and carry out. Until the end of my life, I will carry out your instructions my precious guru. Your instructions are much better than the ‘instructions’ given to me by my parents, peers, friends, elders and many people I met along the way. I know I will not heed what they say but will follow what you say all the way. I look at your qualities and the way you lived your life and I know your advice is correct. I just let go of my attachments and it becomes easier. I love you Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Your humble and ridiculous student, Tsem Rinpoche

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  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 03:38 PM
    Trolls are assiociates as beings of Scandinavian folklore.A large number of different mythological creatures continue to live on in Scandinavian folklore.They have different shapes,habitat and filthy features . There are also numerous tales of trolls told and retold.Trolls are also believed to have the magigal powers, which were folktales ,posses capabilities that are beyond human .What ever it was a remnant of a long-lost reality for sure. I do believe that there’s a very high chance trolls had existed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,i do enjoyed all the stories in these article even though it just folk tales.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-hidden-nature-of-trolls.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Valentina
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:11 PM
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    Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds part 2 – (focus topic: Eight Great Charnel Grounds)

    At one time there was a god by the name of Rudra who was originally part of Mahadeva’s retinue. He was a very fierce being who also had many of his own consorts. Together with his consorts he began to oppress sentient beings, and promoted violence and unethical behaviour. At that time, Heruka once again arose, and in a dance of great compassionate wrath, liberated Rudra and his consorts from their physical bodies, sending their minds to pure lands. The places where Rudra’s body parts fell became charnel grounds. …read more by clicking the following link:

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/twenty-four-holy-places-eight-great-charnel-grounds.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:07 AM
    This year Wesak Day fall on 10 of May. This day is very special and meaningful to me because I will visit Kechara Forest Retreat(KFR) to join some meritorious event there.
    For me, Wesak is a day to commemorate Buddha Sakyamuni in three aspect( Birth , Enlightened, Nirwana).
    While we celebrate Wesak, we must remind ourselves to learn from Buddha teachings and practice it in order to gain attainment.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing in order to create more understanding on Wesak Day.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wesak-day-special-on-rtm-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:10 PM
    OMG! This is very touching. To see a doggie who never left go of his owner in spite of death. Way more powerful than many who proclaimed “till death do us part.” Just like the human, not all doggies are as loyal as this tear-jerking pet, but I truly believe almost all doggies offer unconditional love to the person who feeds and cares for them. Even when they are stray animals. There was a stray dog who will run two streets from the entrance of the “Taman” until the car stops in front of the house, just to greet me. You can imagine the warm and conviction in my heart that these beings are more than capable of loving than many of us, human! Thank you for this lovely sharing. I miss my doggie, Sherab.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:00 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for this amazing sharing. There is no doubt about the ability of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. His incarnations have been compassionate and taken rebirth to return and spread the dharma so that sentient beings can benefit and learn some dharma in our short life.

    We shall never doubt our Guru; but must see that He is one with our Yidam and Protector, an attained being. Even if our Guru does not demonstrate clairvoyance abilities, we must never contest our Guru, for he holds the key (dharma) that can liberate us from eternal suffering in samsara.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
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: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
4 weeks ago
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
1 month ago
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
1 month ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
1 month ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 month ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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