Tagpu Pemavajra and Visions from Gaden Heaven

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This is a painting of Tagpu Pemavajra which I have recently commissioned. As his pictures are very rare, I have made this available for you to download so you can learn more about this great master. Click on image to enlarge.

This is a painting of Tagpu Pemavajra which I have recently commissioned. As his pictures are very rare, I have made this available for you to download so you can learn more about this great master. Click on image to enlarge.

Dear students and friends,

I have always admired great Dharma masters from a young age. I remember seeing a picture of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche when I was about 16-17 years old. I felt such a strong attraction to that picture of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and I still remember it clearly. Although I did not know who the lama was, or where he was from, or how great he was… I naturally felt close to him. So I always kept a picture of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche with me from then on. It was only later in life, years after first being attracted to Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s image did I come to know who this great lama was.

Since I admired Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, this also naturally made me admire his guru, Tagpu Pemavajra. Tagpu Pemavajra was a highly attained lama who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas and even received direct teachings from them. For example, he was a great devotee of the goddess Tara, propagated the Cittamani Tara Tantras to many who were qualified, and even received direct visions of Tara herself. Upon Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s request, Tagpu Pemavajra also travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa. There he received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden as well as Dorje Shugden sogtae (life entrustment initiation).

Such teachings are received from the Buddhas either to revive those that were lost due to broken lineages, or when new teachings are needed or are more effective for beings in our current generation. Tagpu Pemavajra was one such lama who was attained enough to receive these teachings for the benefit of others. Although he was not a widely famous lama such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama or His Holiness the Panchen Lama, his pure visions of the Buddhas were highly respected and definitely authentic.

So I wanted to share with you the story of this great master, who is one of our lineage masters, so that you can appreciate where the practices we engage in originate from and also to be inspired. Just as it is stated in the Lam Rim, we should learn the biographies of the great masters as it will benefit our practice. So please do make the effort to learn about the various lineage lamas as it will help you to build unshakable faith in their teachings.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

The Fourth Tagpu, Pemavajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub

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Tagpu ‘Pemavajra’ Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub is more commonly known amongst the high lamas and scholar-geshes as Tagpu Dorje Chang. Although lesser known to the ordinary practitioner, he was instrumental in the development of the modern-day Dorje Shugden practice within the Gelug tradition. This great master took rebirth in 1876 in Naksho, Kham province, Tibet. Although the Tagpu line of incarnations were Gelug lamas, they were known more for their extraordinary meditative experiences that arose from their meditations in isolated places rather than scholarly pursuits in monasteries and debate courtyards so often associated with the tradition.

There are several lists of the Tagpu incarnation lineage, with some omitting the earlier incarnations. One particular source from the early 19th Century lists the incarnation lineage as follows:

  1. Gushri Pelden Dondrub (1382-1466)
  2. Zhangpo Chogyel Tenzin (unknown)
  3. Ngawang Chodrak Zangpo (1493-c.1559)
  4. Lobsang Tenpai Gyeltsen (1714-1762)
  5. Lobsang Chokyi Wangchuk (1765-c.1792)
  6. Ngawang Lobsang Tenzin (b.1808)
  7. Lobsang Dondrub
  8. Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub (1876-c.1935)

Therefore, if historians were to follow this list above, Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub would be the 8th Tagpu incarnation, immediately after Lobsang Dondrub who is the 7th.

However, the Tagpu incarnation line is also closely associated with the name ‘Garwang’, which is a contraction of ‘Gargyi Wangpo‘. This is a name that was particularly used by Lobsang Chokyi Wangchuk (the 5th Tagpu, according to the list above). It was Lobsang Chokyi Wangchuk who originally called himself Gargyi Wangpo in his writings that detail his meditative astral-travelling experiences.

Lama Tsongkhapa (center) with his main disciples. When Tagpu Pemavajra astral travelled to Tushita, which is the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa, he received from Tsongkhapa the complete cycle of teachings on the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

Lama Tsongkhapa (center) with his main disciples. When Tagpu Pemavajra travelled to Tushita, which is the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa, he received from Dorje Shugden himself the complete cycle of teachings on the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

In the second volume of his collected works, Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub identifies himself as the 4th Gargyi Wangpo. This suggests that Chokyi Wangchuk was the first ‘official’ Garwang incarnation and for this reason, Gelugpas today generally consider Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub to be the 4th Tagpu incarnation.

Lobsang Tenpai Gyeltsen (the 4th in the above list of incarnations) was the teacher of Changkya Rolpe Dorje and disseminated many profound teachings to him including the 13 Golden Dharmas from the Sakyas and in particular, the Vajrayogini cycle of teachings. In fact, he was one of the earliest Gelug masters to compose a commentary on the Naro Kacho lineage of Vajrayogini and influenced Changkya Rolpai Dorje to practice Vajrayogini extensively. Both masters would meet again when Lobsang Tenpai Gyeltsen took rebirth as Tagpu Pemavajra and Changkya Rolpe Dorje as Pabongka Rinpoche.

Whatever the case may be, the Tagpu line of incarnations have always been known to be highly attained meditators, renowned in particular for their pure visions of deities. They are also known for their ability to astral travel to various pure lands and receive special teachings and lineages from the Buddhas there. The most famous Tagpu incarnation for such pure visions was Lobsang Chokyi Wangchuk or, as he called himself, Garwang Chokyi Wangchuk or just Gargyi Wangchuk. He received what are known today as the Thirteen Pure Visions of Tagpu, and these teachings contain deity practices such as Hayagriva, Amitayus, Avalokiteshvara and Tara that arose from a series of visions. The most famous of these visionary practices is that of Cittamani Tara, a unique form of highest yoga tantric practice centred around the Buddha Tara. These teachings descend directly from a vision of Tara herself.

Tagpu Pemavajra entered Drepung Loseling Monastery near Lhasa in 1888, when he was just 12 years old. There he engaged in monastic education, which traditionally involves the study of Pramana (logic and dialectics), Madhyamaka (middle way view), Prajnaparamita (perfection of wisdom), Vinaya (monastic codes of conduct) and Abhidharma (epistemology). In 1894, he completed his studies and returned home to Naksho.

Cittamani Tara. The Tagpu line of incarnations is very closely associated with Tara, having directly received teachings from her.

When he turned 30, he traveled to Lhasa and spent much of his time at Chuzang Ritroe, a famous hermitage above Sera Monastery, which is not far from Lhasa. It was at Chuzang that he met and taught his most famous of disciples, Kyabje Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo (1878-1941). Pabongka Rinpoche made many requests for teachings, which resulted in Tagpu Pemavajra bestowing a number of important transmissions. Needless to say, these included the composition of a new initiation manual for the Thirteen Pure Visions of Tagpu. It was also at Chuzang Ritroe that Pabongka Rinpoche would meet and teach the young lama Trijang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (1901-1981), more commonly known as Trijang Rinpoche and who later became one of the tutors of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

According to one account, Pabongka Rinpoche was prompted by Dorje Shugden via an oracle to compose a life-entrustment initiation ritual text. Subsequently, Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche presented an initial ritual text that he had composed to Tagpu Pemavajra and made the request for him to travel to Maitreya’s pure land of Tuṣhita, in order to receive teachings on Dorje Shugden.

A rare picture of Tagpu Pemavajra

A rare picture of Tagpu Pemavajra

The Gaden tradition is named after this pure land and it is also believed to be the realm in which Je Tsongkhapa Lobsang Drakpa (1357-1419), the founder of the Gelug tradition, currently resides. Upon arriving in Tushita, Tagpu Pemavajra requested the teachings on Dorje Shugden from Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen (1357-1419). However out of reverence to his teacher who was also present, Duldzin requested permission from Je Tsongkhapa. Consequently, Je Tsongkapa lifted the silks from his throne and from under the throne, the entire mandala of Dorje Shugden manifested and Tagpu Pemavajra received the complete life entrustment initiation from Dorje Shugden himself.

Upon returning to his earthly abode, Tagpu Pemavajra conferred the complete cycle of teachings to Pabongka Rinpoche, who later disseminated the teachings throughout the Gelug tradition. Hence, Pabongkha Rinpoche’s record of initiations lists the lineage holders of Dorje Shugden initiation from Tagpu Pemavajra as follows:

  1. Jampel Nyingpo or Je Tsongkhapa (in his form in Tushita)
  2. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen
  3. Tagpu Pemavajra
  4. Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo
The ruins of the ancient Buddhist university of Nalanda Monastery in India. Tibetan Buddhism draws it roots from such monasteries and carries on the Buddhist practices from ancient India

The ruins of the ancient Buddhist university of Nalanda Monastery in India. Tibetan Buddhism draws its roots from such monasteries and carries on the Buddhist practices from ancient India

Today, the widespread acceptance of Tagpu Pemavajra’s mystical visions are highly unusual as lineages and teachings that have arisen from visions and termas are not easily accepted within the Gelug tradition. This is because the Gelug lineage lamas identify themselves as the heirs to the Kadampa tradition of the Indian master Dipamkara Srijnana Atisha which emphasises humility and monasticism. The Kadampa model of practice is to adopt the outer practice of Hinayana, the inner practice of Mahayana and the secret practice of Tantra. Hence, tantric attainments are never shown and throughout much of Gelug history, it was forbidden to openly display powers attained through tantric practice. In fact, in the past major monasteries would even expel monks who publicly displayed clairvoyance or other tantric attainments. So, it is highly unusual that Dorje Shugden’s life entrustment initiation, the Cittamani Tara practice and others are so widely accepted. The only reason they would be practised at all within the Gelug lineage is because the high lamas have ascertained the efficacy of these practices and the lamas who practise them have achieved auspicious signs as well.

The Kadampa tradition of not revealing attainments or tantric powers stems from the ancient monasteries of Nalanda (pictured), Vikramashila, and others.

The Kadampa tradition of not revealing attainments or tantric powers stems from the ancient monasteries of Nalanda (pictured), Vikramashila, and others.

Tagpu Pemavajra made a number of significant trips to Lhasa. In 1923, he set out for Tibet’s capital and arrived soon after that year’s Monlam Chenmo or Great Prayer Festival. Just like on previous travels, he met up with Pabongka Rinpoche with whom he travelled to Takten Cave where he again had a number of visions, including one of Dromtonpa Gyelwai Jungne (1005-1064).

As a young monk, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche received teachings, initiations and transmissions from Tagpu Pemavajra. This learned scholar and master practitioner later became known as the 'teacher of teachers', and would be selected as the tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

As a young monk, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche received teachings, initiations and transmissions from Tagpu Pemavajra. This learned scholar and master practitioner later became known as the ‘teacher of teachers’, and would be selected as the tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

On this trip to the central region of U-Tsang, Tagpu Pemavajra managed to meet the young lama Trijang Rinpoche. A lama named Sharpa Tulku had requested Tagpu Pemavajra to give a set of teachings and initiations on his own pure visions to a group of seven people including Trijang Rinpoche and the Regent Takdrak Dorjechang Ngawang Sungrab Tutob (1874-1952). Trijang Rinpoche also privately received the secret jenang empowerment of Cittamani Tara directly from Tagpu Pemavajra. This happened to be the final empowerment of a series of three jenang empowerments on Cittamani Tara. The other two are the essential outer torma initiation and the inner body mandala initiation. He also received the Glorious Grant of Immortality long-life initiation, which arose out of a vision by the yogi Tangtong Gyalpo (1365-1434) – a practice that Tagpu Pemavajra had also bestowed on Pabongka Rinpoche during an earlier visit.

Having tremendous faith in Tagpu Pemavajra, Trijang Rinpoche requested divination concerning the deity to focus on as his main practice and what would happen to him at the end of his life. Tagpu Pemavajra was said to have made this request directly to Tara herself, and she responded with an eight-line poem that seemed to please Trijang Rinpoche very much. Apart from Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, and those mentioned above, Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub had many other illustrious disciples, students, and patrons from the highest echelons of Tibetan society, such as the Prime Minister Lochen Shatra Peljor Dorje (1860-1919).

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Tagpu Pemavajra also gave many teachings on and initiations of Heruka’s practice

Upon conferring the teachings, Tagpu Pemavajra returned to his homeland in Kham. Sometime in the late 1930s, he made a trip back to Lhasa. Upon arriving, he gave even more teachings and transmissions to Pabongka Rinpoche, including specific lineages of the Lam Rim and Lojong teachings, completion stage teachings of the Guhyasamaja Tantra and the Six Yogas of Naropa, along with the initiations and instructions on Heruka Cakrasamvara and Cittamani Tara.

As a mark of their close relationship, Tagpu Pemavajra also received teachings from Pabongka Rinpoche, his own student, on several occasions. These included the teachings on the completion stage practice of Heruka and the initiations contained in the collection of sadhanas called Rinjung Gyatsa or The Hundred Which are a Source of Jewels.

Along with his vision of Dorje Shugden, Tagpu Pemavajra had numerous other mystical visions. While at Chuzang Ritroe, he beheld a vision of the 62-deity body mandala of Heruka Cakrasamvara who bestowed the four initiations (wang shi) on him. He was also able to uncover the location of a previously unknown sacred cave called Takten located near Chuzang Ritroe, which turned out to be a holy place associated with Heruka. While engaging in retreat at the Nyang Caves near Samye Monastery, he beheld an extensive vision of Padmasambhava, his consorts, and a whole retinue of disciples. This dispels the prevalent view that Pabongka Rinpoche was apparently sectarian. His own guru, whom he received his most precious teachings from, held Padmasambhava in high regard and he surely followed suit. Even Pabongka Rinpoche’s own student, Trijang Rinpoche went on to bestow Padmasambhava empowerments and related teachings to the public when necessary.

His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, the heart student of Tagpu Pemavajra. Pabongka Rinpoche's works and teachings continue to be proliferated and relied upon by millions of practitioners around the world. Such was the calibre of Tagpu Pemavajra's students.

His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, the heart student of Tagpu Pemavajra. Pabongka Rinpoche’s works and teachings continue to be proliferated and relied upon by millions of practitioners around the world. Such was the calibre of Tagpu Pemavajra’s students.

Aside from Dorje Shugden, Tagpu Pemavajra is also an important lineage holder of the close lineage of Cittamani Tara and he is believed to have had visions of the goddess Tara herself. The Tagpu line of incarnations is well known to be able to communicate with Tara through such visions. The Cittamani Tara cycle is unique in the Gelug tradition because it was originally taught by Tara herself as a anuttarayogatantra (highest tantra) practice, instead of kriyatantra (the lowest class of tantra) which Tara is usually associated with. This is why it contains teachings on both the generation and completion stage practices, as well as the necessary empowerments, which are all elements of the highest tantra class.

The Cittamani Tara cycle was later classified by Pabongka Rinpoche as being part of the Mother Tantra class (Tibetan: ma gyud). Following the passing of Tagpu Pemavajra, the main lineage holder of this cycle was Pabongka Rinpoche and then Trijang Rinpoche. In fact, both of these lamas went on to compose a number of important texts on this tantra. Since then, the Cittamani Tara cycle has been widely disseminated throughout the Gelug tradition.

Pabongka Rinpoche himself travelled to Naksho several times in 1926 and 1935 in order to visit Tagpu Pemavajra. On his first trip to Naksho, Pabongka Rinpoche also visited Drubde Monastery, also known as Ganden Lukzang Kunphel Ling in Driru Dzong that was originally established by Tagpu Pemavajra in 1920. Tagpu Pemavajra bestowed teachings and initiations on Pabongka Rinpoche during these visits, which include the transmission of the Ganden Nyengyu teachings such as Lama Chopa (Guru Puja), a number of Lam Rim teachings, the Thirteen Pure Visions of Tagpu and especially the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden in the close lineage, which he had received in Tushita.

Their final meeting was in 1935, and soon after, Tagpu Pemavajra entered clear light. Officially, his passing was listed as being in 1922, but in both Trijang Rinpoche’s and Pabongka Rinpoche’s biographies, he lived well past 1923. This in fact matches other sources as well, including the biographies of several Chamdo lamas from the same period, who received teachings from Tagpu Pemavajra in the 1930s.

Lama Tsongkhapa with his principal disciples, Gyaltsab Je and Khedrup Je, pictured in an elaborate shrine. Some followers of the Gelug tradition consider Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen as one of the two heart sons of the original Je Yabsesum, until a later tradition replaced him with Khedrub Gelek Pelzang (1385-1438).

Source: http://www.treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Pemavajra-Jampel-Tenpai-Ngodrub/P231
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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:49 am

    This excerpt of the Swiss Television documentary presented in 1988 is a painful reminder of the hypocrisy and the sad reality of the oppression, discrimination, and ostracisation of Dorje Shugden practitioners. For 20 years, Dorje Shugden practitioners have endured this and no one supported their fight as the Tibetan leadership in exile continues to undermine their effort by denying the existence of this ban, and silencing their voice by peer pressure, flooding the media and fooling the general public with accusations that Shugden practitioners are political tools supported by the Chinese government to create discord within the Tibetan community. Please listen to their plea and please share this video far and wide to end this injustice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gis2vaURT40

  2. Wai Meng Wan on Jan 13, 2018 at 1:17 am

    I have enjoyed tremendously reading about Tagphu Pemavajra, and his various accomplishments. It is no ordinary lama who can be bestowing initiations to Je Pabongka, and to have started many lineages of practice like Cittamani Tara it was no simple feat.

    The Gelug tradition is quite rigorous and they look in detail when new teachings and practices, and the fact that Cittamani Tara practice is still being proliferated still till this day shows that there are practitioners who have gotten the results of the practice.

  3. Pastor Han Nee on Dec 17, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Tagpu Pemaraja belonged to a line of great mahasiddhas and highly attained meditators, renowned in particular for their pure visions of deities. They are also known for their ability to astral travel to various pure lands and receive special teachings and lineages from the Buddhas there. Tagpu Pemaraja is particularly close to us as he is the guru of Pabongkha Rinpoche . It was he who travelled to Gaden( Tushita )heaven to request for the complete teachings,prayers and practice of Dorje Shugden and received it from Dorje Shugden himself! He is instrumental in the development of the modern day Shugden practice within the Gelug tradition.

    Tagpu Pemavajra is also an important lineage holder of the close lineage of Cittamani Tara and he is believed to have had visions of the goddess Tara herself. The Cittamani Tara cycle is unique in the Gelug tradition because it was originally taught by Tara herself as a anuttarayogatantra (highest tantra) practice. it contains teachings on both the generation and completion stage practices, as well as the necessary empowerments, which are all elements of the highest tantra class.Both the Cittamani Tara tantra practice and the Dorje Shugden practice were received through Tagpu Pemaraja and practiced by great Lineage masters – Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Thus it is most surprising that, while the Cittamani Tara tantra practice is widely and unquestionably accepted, the Dorje Shugden practice has received the most illogical and baseless objections to the point of a ban being imposed on its practice.

    If we have equal faith and trust in the Lineage and the Lineage holders, there should never have been any doubt or question about any practice.

  4. Edwin Tan on Dec 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us such elaborate article on our lineage.

    This short article really presented a short biography of Tagpu Pemavajra and how authentic our practice of Dorje Shugden is. It clearly shows the origins and how many great masters and lamas practiced Dorje Shugden.

    I enjoy learning of our practice’s origins and great biographies of great masters.

    Thank you.

  5. Raj Kumar on Dec 13, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    first of all I would like to say hello to all and respect to all from my heart,
    For me this article is fantastic
    I felt very well that as far as the great gurus, It’s great to know,
    It’s glad to know more the Pabongka Rinpoche’s and Tagpu Pemavajra story,

    Thank you for sharing..!!

  6. Pastor Antoinette on Dec 13, 2017 at 8:49 am

    It is amazing what Tagpu Pemavajra and his line of incarnations accomplished. I rejoice for everyone who learns about this amazing line of masters. He has so many visions such as Cittamani Tara and He went to Gaden Heaven to receive the entire practice from Dorje Shugden Himself.

    He is unmistakenly the root teacher of H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche and there is no reason at all that the ban on Dorje Shugden could be of any justification as all his other practices are valid and no problem is seen with them. So how could there be any fault with Dorje Shugden? This makes no sense.

    It is also said in the article: “Some followers of the Gelug tradition consider Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen as one of the two heart sons of the original Je Yabsesum, until a later tradition replaced him with Khedrub Gelek Pelzang (1385-1438).” It was already mentioned previously that the Tibetan Government could erase the whole lineage of a master in the way we see here with Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. This is very wrong as there is no fault with the master but the motivation to erase the lineage of an attained being such as Dulzin was very wrong and has for sure very bad karma.

  7. Pastor Chia on Dec 13, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Tagpu Pemavajra are incredible gelup master who had 13 vision from different deity of their practice such as Citamani Tara and Dorje Shugden. When this practice pass down to Pabongka Dorja Chang and Trijang Dorje Chang. Both master had master this practice and gain attainment during their live time. No doubt they are no mistake from this practice and lineage had pass down to many gelupa lama.

    Is nice to know previous incarnation of Trijang rinpoche also received direct teaching from Tagpu Pemavajra and received precious teaching of Citamani Tara practice. This show this practice have powerful blessing to pass down future generation.

  8. TekLee on Dec 13, 2017 at 2:54 am

    It is fascinating to know the story of the great master, the Guru of the Gurus in our lineage. Tagpu Pemavajra was indeed a great master that passed down the complete teaching and practice, and the initiation of Dorje Shugden, so that it will benefit generations after generations.
    Again, this obviously shows that the ban on Dorje Shugden practice is illogical. Cittamani Tara and Dorje Shugden was passed down from the same Guru in the same lineage, not only to H.H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, but to great master like H.H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and yet, Trijang Rinpoche who got the Dorje Shugden practice from his Guru was the tutor of H.H The 14th Dalai Lama. If saying that practicing Dorje Shugden is practicing spirit, then all the great Masters including H.H Dalai Lama’s tutor, H.H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche practiced spirit. In that case, what practice did H.H Dalai Lama got from his tutor H.H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche?

  9. Pastor Albert on Dec 13, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Tagpu who went up to Gaden Heaven to receive Dorje Shugden practice from Lama Tsongkhapa, in view of this, Dorje Shugden has been said to be the protector of Lama Tsongkhapa lineage is definitely not fake, he arose from a great master where his name was comparable with the great 5th Dalai Lama, and even superseded Dalai Lama and became the most famous master at that time, how can such high lama passes and became a spirit? Doesn’t make sense.

    I have heard of this many times where Tagpu Dorje Chang ascended to Gaden Heaven, but I didn’t know it was Pabongka Rinpoche who requested Tagpu to go Gaden Heaven, this is really mind blowing as how can an ordinary person like me can understand the systems of these enlightened beings, their actions and their motivations? Since it is out of our understanding level, then how can CTA so sure that Dorje Shugden is a spirit and not a Buddha and instructed a ban on his practice? This is really making no sense.

    Dorje Shugden practice has been passed on from Tagpu Pemavajra –> Pabongka Rinpoche –> Trijang Rinpoche –> Zong Rinpoche –> Tsem Rinpoche, it is being practiced from generations after generations until today we receive his teaching from H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, all these high Lamas has such great achievements and contributions towards the growth of Dharma, if without any of them, I would say Dharma may not be what it is today, we would not be able to receive such great teachings of Dharma to change our life, and just because of Dorje Shugden practice, all of them suddenly became bad Lamas? Does this make any sense to you?

  10. June Kang on Dec 13, 2017 at 2:28 am

    Both Cittamani Tara and Dorje Shugden teaching are from the same lama. However people practicing the Cittamani Tara and criticizing the lineage lamas for practicing Dorje Shugden. Don’t you think is a big conflict here. In one hand they say the lineage lama is wrong because of practicing Dorje Shugden and in another hand they trust other practice that the lamas pass on. This is just confuses themselves and others. In one hand Tibetan leadership said Dorje Shugden is demon worship, in another hand they keep recognizing the reincarnations of lamas who engaged in the Dorje Shugden practice. Obviously this is very illogical.

  11. Mingwen on Dec 13, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Great beings could appear in our lives in different form, their purpose of appearing is same to benefit all sentient beings. They are here to demonstrate us that whatever they ve done in their lives can be perform by us too because before they became great they were once ordinary. The lineage, story and background of Dorje Shugden and great masters are beautiful and inspiring.😀👍

  12. Eric kksiow on Dec 13, 2017 at 12:44 am

    It’s glad to know more the Pabongka Rinpoche’s and Tagpu Pemavajra story. Thank you for sharing..!!

  13. Eric kksiow on Dec 13, 2017 at 12:40 am

    TEST

  14. Andrea Lai on Dec 13, 2017 at 12:32 am

    I like the part where Tagpu Pemavajra went to Tushita upon requested from Pabongka Rinpoche to receive teaching on Dorje Shugden by Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. With much respect to his teacher at present, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen requested permission from Je Tsongkhapa. The entire mandala of Dorje Shugden manifested under the throne of Je Tsongkhapa when he lifted the silk, and Tagpu Pemavajra received complete life entrustment initiation from Dorje Shugden.
    How will Dorje Shugden been said as spirit where many great lamas received his teachings and reincarnated life after life? If Dorje Shugden is a spirit, there won’t be continuous reincarnation of great erudite masters and subsequently many will rebirth in three lower realms. The CTA have made a lot of illogical statements that confused the Tibetans.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such informative article of Dorje Shugden.👍🙏

  15. Vivian Ong on Dec 13, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Such a great article 👍In this article, I was able to learn who Pabongka Rinpoche’s Guru was and the great Lamas from the Gelug lineage. These great masters practices Cittamani Tara (higher tantric practice) and also Dorje Shugden.

  16. Justin Cheah on Dec 12, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Yet another master who does Dorje Shugden practice and reincarnate lifetime after lifetime. It cannot be possible all masters of Tibetan Buddhism cannot know if Dorje Shugden is not Buddha but a spirit. If Dorje Shugden is really a spirit then where does all attainments come from practising Dorje Shugden and also how will Tagpu Pemavarja be attained in the first place. Interesting read.

  17. pammie yap on Dec 12, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Its amazing to read and learn that Tagpu is such a learned master. To be able to astral travel to get direct teachings shows how attained He is. And if He is attained wouldn’t He know if Dorje Shugden and His practice is authentic and also an emanation of Manjushri? Wouldn’t Pabongka Rinpoche, also an attained master, His student, know whether Dorje Shugden is a Buddha or not? It wouldn’t be logical to say they don’t know as they are such great master recognized by many other great masters.
    And those who practice Cittamani Tara yet do not recognize Dorje Shugden as Manjushri is just being selective. It wouldn’t make sense coz they both came from the same master, the same lineage. Then what about Trijang Rinpoche who is the tutor of HHDL? They are also of the same lineage.

  18. Pastor Henry Ooi on Dec 12, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I like very much this drawing and the explanation by Rinpoche. Tagpu Pemavajra may outwardly look like a simple monk but his great attainments are told here in details.

    If The Cittamani Tara cycle is accepted and being practised as part of the Mother Tantra class then the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden in the close lineage should be accepted and practiced without being branded demonic by the Tibetan leaderships. After all, both teachings were from the same teacher.

  19. nicholas on Dec 12, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    It’s always important to know the lineage of a practice and able to trace back the origin of the practice. This article is a great sharing showing how the authentic Dorje Shugden practice came about and who are the lineage masters that passing it down.

    Tagpu Pemavajra not only disseminated Dorje Shugden practice but also many other great practices such as Six Yogas of Naropa, Hayagriva, Amitayus, Avalokiteshvara, Lam Rim, Tara and many more. The most famous visionary practice from Tagpu Pemavajra is Cittamani Tara because it was originally taught by Tara herself which is being practice until today.

    Since this great master had such an attainment that had benefited many people from his various teachings, how could he be mistaken for Dorje Shugden practice as a spirit practice as claimed by the Tibetan leadership. If many people had gain attainments from Cittamani Tara practice that disseminated by Tagpu Pemavajra how could Dorje Shugden practice became a spirit practice which Tagpu Pemavajra personally received the teaching at Tushita heaven.

    This article had shown the true lineage of the practices in Gelupa lineage that make me think in a logical way that if we believe in Tagpu Pemavajra attainment which he had disseminated so many great practices which is still being practice until today through the lineage masters then all of his teaching and practices should be pure, authentic and beneficial. People should not be selective on his practices due to his attainment.

  20. Victor Choi on Dec 11, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you for having this article posted. Before was only read about how Dorje Shugden arose from dharma protector from Dulzin Drakpa Gyelsten, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, now even great masters Tagpo Pemavajra went to Tushita to requested the teaching of Dorje Shugden from Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen and with respect and Dulzin requested his teacher who is Lama Tsongkhapa to give Dorje Shugden life time entrustment to Tagpo Pemavraja.

    Tagpo Pemavajra bestowed his teachings and initiations to Pabongka Rinpoche dwhich include the transmission of the Ganden Nyengyu teachings such as Lama Chopa (Guru Puja) that that most of the Gelug monestries recited it and best part is Tagpo Pemavajra gave Dorje Shugden teachings to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche which is tutor of His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama. Till now these high lamas is still reincarnating to human realms to teach and spread dharma which contradicted of what Central Tibetan Administration mentioned that “people or lamas do practice Dorje Shugden will reborn in 3 lower realms.”

  21. Chris Chong on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Having studied more about our lineage master and also the origin of Dorje Shugden practice made me have more faith in the practice now. It also shows that Dorje Shugden practice is not a demonic practice because it comes from a highly attained master who also gave Cittamani tara teachings and other teachings that are very prevalent in Gelug monasteries now. How can someone accept Cittamani Tara teachings but reject Dorje shugden teachings as they come from the same master. If Dorje Shugden is a demon practice then the practitioner is a demon practitioner. They should disregard all teachings coming from that lama because they will not be reliable anymore. Hence, it is not logical to only ban dorje shugden practice and not other practice from Tagpu Pemavajra. So, If many monks are practicing Cittamani Tara now and find it authentic, it will not be logical for Dorje Shugden pactice to be a demon practice.

  22. Sofi on Dec 11, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Learning about Tagpu Pemavajra really reinforce the greatness of our lineage Gurus and the practices that our Guru has so kindly given us or aspire to receive in this lifetime. From Tagpu Pemavajra our lineage received such illustrious practices like anuttarayogatantra practices of Cittamani Tara and protector practices of Dorje Shugden. His student, Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche was no less impressive having given us the Lamrim amongst other of his accomplishments. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, who wrote the Lamrim as taught by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, the Root Guru of Rinpoche were also attained masters, equally impressive in their accomplishment. With such qualities of our lineage Gurus, we should understand the greatness of our own Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and the preciousness of the Dharma teachings & practices Rinpoche holds so purely. My faith can only grow stronger in my Guru. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such attainments of our enlightened lineage master.

  23. Uncle Eddie on Dec 8, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    As directed, we should learn the biographies of the great masters as it will benefit our practice! Once we attained the effort to learn the various lineage Lamas, it will greatly help us to build unshakable faith in their teachings. Tagpu’s line of incarnation have always been known highly attained meditators, renowned in particular for their pure visions of dieties. They are also known for their ability to astral travel to various pure lands of Tushita and leave special teachings on Dorje Shugden and their lineages from the Buddhas there and Lama Tsongkapa himself! As such, what’s more to doubt the authenticity of the practice of Dorje Shugden himself! The most famous Tagpu incarnations for such pure vision was lobsang Choki Wangchuk. These teachings contain diety practice such as Hayagriva, Amitayu, Awalokiteshvara and Tara that arose from a series of visions. Most famous is that of Cittamani Tara, a unique form of higher yoga Tantric practices is that of Cittamanitara. These teachings descend from a vision of Tara herself. Thank you kind Rinpoche, for the sharing of this profound knowledge to enhance our faith on the great Protector, Dorje Shugden!

  24. yin ping on Dec 5, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Tagpu Pemavajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub played an important role in the Gelug tradition. Although he is less well-known, he was highly attained meditators, especially for his pure visions of deities. He had the ability to astral travels to various pure lands and receive special teachings and lineages from the Buddha directly.

    In the Tagpu line of incretions, the most famous with pure visions was Lobsang Chokyi Wangchuk. He received practices such as Hayagriva, Amitayus, Avalokithesvara, Tara in various forms, and all these practices we known as the Thirteen Pure Visions of Tagpu today. The most famous visionary practice is Cittamani Tara, a unique highest yoga tantric practice decensed directly from a vision of Tara herself.

    Tagpu Pemavajra met and taught his famous disciples, Kyabje Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo when he spent his time at Chuzang Ritroe. It was also at Chuzang Ritroe Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche met and taught the young lama Trijang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, who later became one of the tutor of H.H the 14th Dalai Lama.

    Pabongka Rinpoche was prompted by Dorje Shugden via oracle to compse a life-entrustment initiation ritual text. He presented his work to Tagpu Pemavajra and made request so that Tagpu Pemavajra travel to Tushita to receive teachings of Dorje Shugden. Later on Tagpu Pemavajra conferred the complete cycle of teachings to Pabongka Rinpoche. From there the teachings spread throughout Gelugpa lineage.

  25. May Ong on Dec 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    What struck me in my mind was this line | The Kadampa model of practice is to adopt the outer practice of Hinayana, the inner practice of Mahayana and the secret practice of Tantra | in this post. Now I understand why our Guru Tsem Rinpoche never displays any signs of clairvoyance even though his students knew he has this ability, for he need to display humility. The second point that struck me was the authentic pure lineage that our guru Tsem Rinpoche has passed on to his student in this age.

    Since Tagpu Pemavajra can astral travel, he was requested to go to Tushita to receive the teachings on Dorje Shugden from Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen but due to the presence of Lama Tsongkhapa, Duldzin requested permission from his teacher instead. And that was how the complete life entrustment initiation from Dorje Shugden himself was obtained by Tagpu Pemavajra. Wow! How fortunate we are as practitioners here to follow an authentic pure lineage from Tushita, Duldzin and Lama Tsongkhapa himself. What more is there to doubt the authenticity of the practice of Dorje Shugden.

  26. Wylfred Ng on Dec 3, 2017 at 12:20 am

    谢谢仁波切关于塔普莲花金刚如此详细的资料。

    塔普莲花金刚虽然并不是名气非常响亮的大师, 不过他在维护和弘扬格鲁传承的教法中扮演者举足轻重的角色。 上世纪的一位大师, 帕绷喀仁波切的上师就是塔普莲花金刚。

    塔普莲花金刚历代转世都可以直接与度母沟通, 并从度母直接得到度母无上瑜伽密续– 如意摩尼度母法门。 现今这个法门已经在格鲁传承广传。 还有一个现在非常特殊的法门就是多杰雄登的仪轨和授命灌顶。 塔普莲花金刚是到兜率天向持律主扎巴坚赞请求此法, 然后由宗喀巴大师传授给塔普莲花金刚。 到今天多杰雄登已经是一个非常显赫的法门。

    虽然说格鲁传承很少有伏藏或由佛菩萨直接传授的法门, 不过塔普莲花金刚却是其中一个特殊案例。 很多大师修行塔普莲花金刚所传授的法门后都得到成就, 所以这些法门都成为格鲁传承珍贵的发教, 包括达赖喇嘛也有给予如意摩尼度母的灌顶。

    谢谢

  27. Samfoonheei on Dec 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    It’s amazing and awe inspiring to read such accounts of attained masters and to know where our lineage come from and who these enlightened masters are.
    Tagphu Pemavajra is known for being the first lama to transmit the lineage of Dorje Shugden . That’s wonderful now I know a little more. He emanated several great lineages, each being well respected and remembered as a great practitioner. As well as for being the most influential teacher to Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, the father of the Gelugpa lineage, teachings and practices.
    Tagphu Pemavajra is renowned for Astral-traveling to Tushita Pure Land and received the completed instruction on the practise of Dorje Shugden.
    Dorje Shugden practises had been transmitted from Pabangka Rinpoche to Trijang Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche to Zong Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche to Tsem Rinpoche. We are fortunate to have learned the practise then through Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this insightful article to deepen my knowledge.

  28. Cc on Dec 1, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    🙏🙏🙏
    Great to know about Tagpu Pemavajra.
    Tagpu Pemavajra was a highly attained lama who had many visions of the Buddhas. Upon Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s request, Tagpu Pemavajra travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa and received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden and Dorje Shugden sogtae.

    Thank you and we are indeed fortunate.
    🙏🙏🙏

  29. Datuk May on Nov 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    From this history of a great Lama, Tagpu Pemavajra, teacher of Pabongka Rinpoche, teacher of Trijiang Rinpoche who is teacher to the 14th Dalai Lama, it is clear that the Gelug lineage masters are authentic and real.

    As recorded in history, Tagpu Pemavajra astral travelled to Gaden (Tushita) heavens to request from Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen the entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden. On request to Je Tsongkapa, the whole text of Dorje Shugden was given to Tagpu Pemavajra who then gave to his heart pupil, Pabongka Rinpoche.

    With such records it is only logical that the worship of Dorje Shugden is a gift from our lineage (Gelug) founder Je Tsongkapa and as such any falsity on this practice is but a myth.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound knowledge to enhance our faith in our King Protector, Dorje Shugden.

  30. Anne Ong on Nov 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    testing

  31. Anne Ong on Nov 30, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    A very interesting article which always intrigues me about how high lama achieved their attainments and from where their line of incarnation came from. What caught my interest about this story is that Tagpu Pemavajra pure visions and received teachings from Buddhas., and also received the complete life entrustment initiation from Dorje Shugden himself. He was also able to communicate with goddess Tara and able to astral travel to receive teachings. How wonderful it would be if we were able to have this kind of attaiments. Also learned why Gelug high lamas are not encouraged to openly display their powers. Really an educational write up which i always find amazingly interesting! Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for this wonderful story 🙏👍

  32. Jacinta Goh on Nov 29, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    From my quick read-up on this article, there were few things that caught my attention and would like to research more :
    1. It mentioned that Tagpu Pemavajra had visions including the one of Dromtonpa Gyelwai Jungne (1005-1064). What was it and will it be related to Dorje Shugden’s issue? As I know Dromtonpa is said to be the previous incarnation of H.H. Dalai Lama.
    2. Would like to read more on the 13 Pure visions of Tagpu
    3. Wonder what’s the significant of “lifting silk” from Lama Tsongkhapa’s throne?
    4. I’ve read that Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche actually received DS practice directly from Tagpu Pemavajra as well. Hence, out of respect to His Guru Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche is considered as the 5th Lineage Holder?
    5. Trijang Rinpoche requested divination concerning the deity to focus on as his main practice and what would happen to him at the end of his life. Tagpu Pemavajra was said to have made this request directly to Tara herself, and she responded with an eight-line poem. Am curious what’s the poem and the prediction 😅
    6. Lastly, why was Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen being replaced by Khedrup Je as the heart son?

    Will read and find out more. Thank you Rinpoche

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  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 09:19 PM
    It is true all the emotions comes from our mind. Most of the time we tend to see a problem to be so big which we can actually have a choice to dilute it and make it smaller. We always have our expectation on everything and once it goes against ours, we are not happy and anger arise. Therefore we should control our mind and not let it direct us to think and act negatively.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/apply-this-when-your-emotions-get-in-the-way.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 09:13 PM
    It’s so heartwarming to watch the short video. The bond between Sirga and Valentine are so strong, like meeting an old friend. This video reminds me that animals is just like human and have feelings, therefore treat all of them with respect and care.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/take-2-minutes-to-see-something-cool.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 05:45 PM
    Thank you for sharing the updates on Buddhist community from Tibet and elsewhere. All these grand and meaningful events around the world since 2011 up until 2018 are now accessible to everyone, which was previously not made widely available. It goes to show that more and more people care and are interested about the news and movements of Tibetan Buddhism, particularly Dorje Shugden events. These events also dispel the myths that DS is a minor sect – check out the crowds! Massive numbers of sangha and lay people turn up at these events for the blessing and initiation to DS Sogtae. These events are evidence that religious freedom is enshrined in Tibet, China and other parts of the world; seems like the only place where there is no religious freedom for DS practitioners are under the rule of Dharamsala. Therefore, events updates of DS practitioners gathered together to receive initiation and teachings are really very encouraging. Rejoice to all who received the sogtae!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/updates-from-tibet-and-elsewhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 02:28 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. Can imagine the situation ,the pain and suffering of that poor pig. They the many of these sows live in cages just large enough to contain their bodies. Sows have a pregnancy lasting around four months and their freedom of movement are restricted .Sad to see that situation ,hoping more can be done to improve it. But the best choice is go on vegetarian so less killing , less consuming meat.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-endure-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 02:27 PM
    Happiness , depression, anger, frustration, bitterness is a choice. All is based on how we interpreting each situation in our life and the meaning we associate with. To feel happy, focus on things in our life that will make us feel happy. What ever we see and thinks can lead to thoughts and influences our performance. It is our emotions that influence the way we think and behave We are to accept and the ability to adapt to the challenges of our daily life. A powerful meaning behind this short story. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful and powerful post that will helps us in our daily life.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/apply-this-when-your-emotions-get-in-the-way.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 02:26 PM
    Wow…. a brilliant picture of the two greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Trijang Rinpoche was a Gelugpa monk and the 16th Karmapa, a Karma Kagyu, enjoying a beautiful relationship based on respect and trust. There were no conflict between them. It seem that in one lifetime, both of them did even interchange incarnations. There is an interesting story regarding both of them. Both enlightened manifesting again and again for the benefit of others .From the picture it tell us a thousands word of wisdom between both of them. H.H. the 16th Karmapa and H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche remained close friends throughout their life. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this a brilliant picture of the two greatest masters for us and merely seeing it is a blessing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mind-blowing-connections-between-two-high-lamas.html
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  • Alice Tay
    Monday, Feb 19. 2018 11:17 PM
    Out of compassion, Buddha Manjushri emanate in the form of Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to help us swiftly.

    Now, with the blessings of our precious guru, we are so fortunate to receive these precious advice from Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden reminded us that dharma practice is based on our faith and pure motivation. When we do for any virtuous actions with the pure motivation and out of the Eight Worldly Concerns, it definitely will bring much beneficial not only ourselves but also many others. We should start to practice by letting go our small “self” and slowly let go the big “self”. Eventually we are able to do more that benefit others instead of only ourselves.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dorje-shugdens-advice-for-the-new-year-2018.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 19. 2018 10:13 PM
    It’s so amazing that since thousand of years ago people already have such high technologies in constructing strong and amazing building that till today we may not necessary be able to achieve. Also it is just amazing that the mummies found in the temple were so well preserved. While many scientists and archeologists are trying their best to find out how, what and where about all this mysteries findings, I hope they use the right method to get into these place and with respect. After all , these places are suppose to be holy .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-mysterious-door-of-vault-b-padmanabhaswamy-temple.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 19. 2018 09:49 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Lord Dorje Shugden for sharing his precious advises to us during this New Year. It is a good reminder for us to practise dharma and transform our mind. If our mind don’t transform we will forever doing the wrong actions and not able to change our path. Practising Guru Devotion is also very important as “The foundation for every realisation is to properly rely on one’s kind Guru”.

    May I have the opportunity to always learn dharma from my kind Guru, Tsem Rinpoche in every life time.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dorje-shugdens-advice-for-the-new-year-2018.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 19. 2018 09:08 PM
    It’s amazing to see the self arising images of the holy places and also to read the stories. All the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have great compassion in emanating in various forms in order to suit the people of that place to pray, practise and generate merits. We are so fortunate to have our Guru Tsem Rinpoche to guide us and share with us all the dharma and holy places so we can learn and widen our knowledge. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing this beautiful article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-self-arising-chenrezig.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 19. 2018 08:30 PM
    The story of Anagarika Dharmapala is inspiring. He contributed to the revival of Buddhism greatly, and I am especially at awe with his work to regain “control” over Bodhgaya’s Maha Bodhi Temple from the Hindu Brahmins, who had controlled the site for centuries. This holy site is the chief of the four ancient Buddhist holy sites that are of utmost importance to Buddhist. Today, the site is entrusted to a committee with equal numbers of Hindu and Buddhist members. Even though the announcement of this outcome came 16 years after Anagarika Dharmapala’s passing, the success was his legacy.

    Anagarika Dharmapala’s intellectuality in Buddhism was not disregarded; he was one of the two speakers who inspired the first wave of interest in Buddhism amongst the heart of European-Americans who were deeply rooted in Christianity during to culture and upbringing. As a learned person, his writings on Buddhism give perspective from a philosophical, historical and also a practical point of view, making it relevant for many people of different intellectual level. I enjoy reading this article. Thank you for the sharing, Rinpoche and PAW.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/anagarika-dharmapala-the-revered-buddhist-revivalist-and-writer-of-the-20th-century.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 18. 2018 07:22 PM
    It is very blessed to be able to see Naro Kacho Vajrayogini, adorned with beautiful pearl dress. The beading and art work are very detailed. Rejoice to anyone who participated in this project.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/thupten-la-and-vajra-yogini.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 18. 2018 07:05 PM
    This is an amazing story about a brave Jack Russell who decided to protect the four kittens, in the expense of his own life! Just like human, some dogs are more compassionate and non-discriminatory than others. This is a heartwarming story, thank you for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/leo-the-lion-hearted-saves-4-kittens.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 18. 2018 06:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this stunning thangka. Traditionally, thangka paintings are not only valued for their aesthetic beauty. We use thangkas to develop a clear visualization of a particular deity and strengthening our concentration and connecting a link between ourselves and the deity. Gyuto Tantric college is one of the great monastic institutions of the Gelug. Beautiful, colourful, spiritual art and looks fantastic and blessing for everyone looking at it. Amazing it shows the Three ‘Kingly’ Tantras as explained by Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/excellent-thangka-at-gyuto-tantric-college.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
5 days ago
A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
3 weeks ago
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
3 weeks ago
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
\"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel.\" (Sakya liturgical verse).
1 month ago
"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
1 month ago
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
1 month ago
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
1 month ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
1 month ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
1 month ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
1 month ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
1 month ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
1 month ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
2 months ago
This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
3 months ago
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
3 months ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
3 months ago
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
3 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
3 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
3 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
3 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
3 months ago
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
3 months ago
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
3 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
3 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
4 months ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
4 months ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
4 months ago
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
4 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
4 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
4 months ago
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
 These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
4 months ago
These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
4 months ago
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
4 months ago
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
4 months ago
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France.  Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
4 months ago
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France. Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa\'s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

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

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

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
4 months ago
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa's tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits. Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp
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My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li

Fantastic Reads!!
4 months ago
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp *****and**** My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li Fantastic Reads!!
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp
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This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
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Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden\'s cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
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Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden's cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
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Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
4 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
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Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
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    (2) The trance took place in Drayab Magon Monastery.
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    (1) Young monk taking trance of Dorje Shugden in Drayab, Chamdo Tibet.
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    Cham Dance
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    The great Gautama Siddhartha meditating intensely is protected by the King of Nagas during heavy rains
    The King of Nagas knows this great being Siddhartha will soon become the Buddha. By offering his own body as shelter to the Buddha to be, he honours the state of enlightenment which will be won and gains merit for himself for his future lives although he is a naga now. The pre-eminent Buddha is an object of perfect offering gaining great merits for all beings. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    Beautiful Buddha being sculpted from clay.
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    This is how the chickens are killed in the farm, they die a very horrible death.
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Group dedication before we end our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students were so excited with the games planned in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Lin Mun KSDS
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This is class of 9-11 years old, all are very enthusiastic students. Lin Mun KSDS
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Seenivasagam Park, Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Candid photo of teacher Kien. He has many actions during class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace giving briefing to the teenage students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Good friendship built in KSDS class. Lin Mun KSDS
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