The Prophecy of the 16th Karmapa

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His Holiness the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, previous head of the Karma Kagyu lineage.

In 1976, His Holiness the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje graced the opening of Urgyen Rinpoche’s new monastery called Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling in Nepal and gave a prophetic proclamation. This Nyingma monastery was built on a farmland just north of the ancient and legendary Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu.

The founder of the monastery, Urgyen Rinpoche is a Buddhist master of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions and hence the monastery follows the same lineages. This monastery was built under the guidance and direction of the 16th Karmapa. The King of Nepal, His Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah also graced the opening of the monastery. After the opening ceremonies were completed, the Karmapa appointed 24-year old Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche as the abbot of the new monastery. During the opening, the Karmapa presided over elaborate consecration ceremonies to bless the monastery.

According to an account in Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s collected works (sungbum), the Karmapa came across a statue of Dorje Drolo during an inspection of the new monastery. Dorje Drolo is a wrathful emanation of Guru Rinpoche. This particular image was pressing down upon a smaller figure of a monk with a round hat, under his feet, that resembled the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden. The Karmapa stood in the presence of the statue for a while and then pointed at the statue and asked, “Who is the person that ask for this statue to be made? This isn’t Nyingma nor Sakya, certainly not Gelug and not Kagyu either. I didn’t ask for it to be made! This is not one of the deities you can rely on…”

“Although the time is a little early, in the future you will definitely need to rely on this deity (Dorje Shugden).”

– His Holiness 16th Karmapa

The Karmapa was speaking to a line of abbots and masters but nobody came forward to own up. So, the Karmapa ordered for the statue to be removed immediately. A man came up with an axe and a shovel to remove the image. The Lamas who were present would definitely remember this incident and in the account, a seventy-five year old man from Chamdo by the name of Samcho had witnessed this.

This prophecy by His Holiness Karmapa is an unusual one because he had no known history or prior relations to the practice of Dorje Shugden. The Karmapa himself is the head of Karma Kagyu and there is no known history between the Karma Kagyu and the practice of Dorje Shugden either. The prophecy could be indicating that when the political issues surrounding the practice ceases to be, there will be future growth and proliferation of Dorje Shugden’s practice. Karmapa was known for his powerful clairvoyance. When he made such a prediction, it will come true. The 16th Karmapa and the current one has never made one negative comment about Dorje Shugden ever. 

The original and authentic depictions of Dorje Drolo, the wrathful emanation of Guru Rinpoche, did not have him stepping on a monk who is suppose to be Dorje Shugden. The phenomena of portraying Dorje Shugden under Dorje Drolo is a something concocted and offensive to many people. This does not create religious harmony.

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, the founder of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Nepal, where the incident took place.

His Holiness the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje (right) meeting His Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah of Nepal (left).

His Majesty King Birendra (far left) and His Holiness the 16th Karmapa (second from the left) during the opening of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery.

His Holiness Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche was a great scholar from Drepung Gomang Monastery. He was a powerful writer and tantric master who had received innumerable lineages, practices and commentaries. He has left behind many acclaimed writings in the Gelug world on the various subjects of Sutra and Tantra.

Two pages from Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche's sungbum (collected works) in which there is an account of His Holiness 16th Karmapa's visit to the monastery and his prophecy concerning the practice of Dorje Shugden. Click to enlarge.

 

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 6:42 am

    The Dorje Shugden ban is now 20years old. During this period, Dorje Shugden has been maligned and demonized by a series of smear campaigns designed to destroy the practice and wipe it from the registry of Tibetan Buddhism. But sooner or later whatever is baseless will begin to collapse and increasingly we see signs of that. This comment by ‘Suzy in Hawaii’ is yet another indication that despite all efforts, the anti-Shugden offensive has failed. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  2. Marek on Dec 29, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    I remember attending a Kagyu centre where they invoked their protector Dorje Legpa to grind to dust the enemies of the Kagyu order, upon them discovering that I was a Dorje Shugden practitioner, I was asked to leave and never come back. This does not seem in keeping with the great friendship that Trijang Rinpoche and 16th Karmapa had. I hope this was just a one off isolated example. I’ve never been made unwelcome at Theravada Temples or anywhere else because of this – it makes you wonder

  3. Gerd on Oct 9, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Dear friends, I don’t believe that the late Karmapa endorsed Dorje Shugden. But apart of that one slight mistake: The enthroement of the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje took place in the KIBI, not in Rumtek, in March 1994.

    • Karma Yeshe on Oct 9, 2016 at 6:02 am

      Dear Gerd,

      I respect your opinion. But it is not hard to believe someone like Karmapa would endorse Dorje Shugden. Why not?

      1. The greatest proponent of Dorje Shugden was His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the root guru of 14th Dalai Lama and hundreds of other great lamas. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and 16th Karmapa were life long friends. Very close and visited each other always. They knew of each other’s practice and shared information and shared dharma. So definitely Karmapa would have known the famous practice of Dorje Shugden of such a high profile lama like Trijang Rinpoche. If 16th Karmapa did not approve, he would not be good friends with Trijang Rinpoche. Trijang Rinpoche did not need the approval of 16th Karmapa, but hypothetically Karmapa would not visit with Trijang Rinpoche if he didn’t like the lama and his practices.

      2. Karmapa’s previous incarnation as well as the current one (both of them) have never said one negative word or comment against Dorje Shugden. Since Karmapa is the head of Karma Kagyu, you would think he would say something to ‘protect’ the followers of his lineage? He has never said or written anything against Dorje Shugden and this is very important point to understand. It has great meaning. Remember, during the time of the 16th Karmapa, the 14th Dalai Lama was still practicing Dorje Shugden. There is even a prayer to Shugden composed by 14th Dalai Lama:

      A Propitiation of Mighty Gyalchen Dorje Shugden, Protector of Conqueror Manjusri Tsongkhapa’s Teachings

      By the Supreme Victor, the Great 14th Dalai Lama

      HUM

      Glory of the wisdom, compassion and power of infinite Buddhas
      Miraculously powerful protector of Manjusri Tsongkhapa’s Teachings
      Arisen as a lord of all wrathful worldly hosts
      Come from the abodes of Tushita, Kechara (Paradise or pure land), and so forth!

      Prostrating with devotion of body, speech, and mind
      I confess all mistakes and faults in which
      Out of delusion, I have contradicted your holy mind:
      Accept with forbearance and show your smiling face!

      Arising from the sport of non-dual bliss and void
      Are offerings and torma of flesh and blood heaped like a mountain
      First portions of milk, yogurt, beer and tea swirling like the ocean
      Auspicious signs and substances and various animals
      Peaceful and wrathful ornaments, enemy-destroying weapons and armor
      Amassed samaya substances, outer, inner, and secret, without exception!

      Having fulfilled your heart commitment and purified degeneration
      By making these actually arranged and visualized offerings
      Increase Lozang the Victorious One’s Teachings
      And the life span and activities of the Teachings’ upholders!
      Further the happiness of beings in the Gaden [Podrang] dominion!

      Especially pacify all harm to us, the yogis and entourages
      That arises because of previous karma and immediate conditions
      And spontaneously accomplish, just as we wish
      All good things, both spiritual and temporal!

      Grind to dust without remainder
      Enemy hordes that think and act perversely
      Towards the teachings and lay and ordained people
      With potent, accurate, powerful great vajra fire!

      Especially, cause the saffron-clad community of Dungkar Monastery
      Brightly beautiful in bonds of pure morality
      To soar the path of immortal liberation
      On unified wings of Sutra and Tantra!

      In brief, we enthrone you, O Deity, as the supreme
      Collected nature of all Gurus and Protective Deities!
      From densely gathered clouds of the four activities
      Pour down a cool rain of the two siddhis!

      (source: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html )

      These days the exiled Tibetan government in exile (Dharamsala) ‘advises’ people to stay away from all those who practice Dorje Shugden. Do not associate with them on a spiritual or secular level. Children of Dorje Shugden practitioners are removed from Tibetan schools. Ill Dorje Shugden people may not visit Tibetan hospitals. Total segregation. But Karmapa previous and current does not avoid or ban Dorje Shugden people to attend his their teachings.

      3. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche who composed the text stating what 16th Karmapa did in Nepal was a close and very revered student of the previous Trijang Rinpoche. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche was a lama of a few words, very saintly and a great scholar. He would have no reason to write something decades ago that is not accurate. He would have researched and spoken to Trijang Rinpoche for sure. For sure Trijang Rinpoche and Karmapa would have spoken about the subject.

      4. Thaye Dorje being enthroned as the Karmapa is not believed to be the real Karmapa. So some believe Orgyen Trinley is not the real Karmapa. Everything has their belief. Some believe holy Dorje Shugden is a Buddha and some don’t. Some believe Buddhism/Christianity/Hinduism/etc are excellent and some do not believe in they are. The world is full of opinions. The bottom line is Dorje Shugden like anything else will be liked by some and unliked by some and that does not matter. But you have no evidence Karmapa did not ‘endorse’ Dorje Shugden. But I can tell you for sure, Karmapa never said one negative word/writing against Dorje Shugden and that is very powerful inherent evidence in itself. The bigger issue is which is the real Karmapa? Tibetans always have one intrigue, confusion and talks. Better to give everyone religious freedom to practice without any criticism. Remember the Tibetan Govt in exile segregates Dorje Shugden people away. They also do not advise people to visit or get teachings from Thaye Dorje. Thaye Dorje followers are also seen as not cooperating with the Dalai Lama and his choice of Orgyen Trinley. You see in Tibetan society, there is a lot of segregation and bias. You must follow their decisions or you are thrown out.

      Below are pictures of Trijang Rinpoche with Karmapa on the many occasions their friendship caused them to meet with each other.

      I wish you well and I often visit this blog as it has much interesting reading.

      Karma Yeshe

      Tirjang karmapa

      karmapa and trijang

    • Pastor Shin Tan on Oct 11, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Dear Gerd,
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

      The source of the article was Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s collected works (sungbum), which the original Tibetan text is included in the article. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche was a great scholar and known to not care or get involved in any politics. Hence, the reason Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche recorded this down must be that it has great spiritual significance.

      His Holiness the 16th Karmapa said that “Although the time is a little early, in the future you will definitely need to rely on this deity (Dorje Shugden).” Perhaps His Holiness is not “endorsing” Dorje Shugden, but merely stating the facts (his prediction) that “you” (those present at that time, including many monks) and many more will have to rely on Dorje Shugden in the future.

      It is not hard to believe that the 16th Karmapa would endorse Dorje Shugden. Both the 5th Dalai Lama and the 14th Dalai Lama have written prayers to Dorje Shugden.

      5th Dalai Lama: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-fifth-dalai-lama-dorje-shugden-%e0%bc%a7%e0%bd%82%e0%bd%bc%e0%bd%84%e0%bc%8b%e0%bd%a6%e0%bc%8b%e0%bd%a3%e0%be%94%e0%bc%8b%e0%bd%94%e0%bc%8b%e0%bd%86%e0%bd%ba%e0%bd%93%e0%bc%8b%e0%bd%94.html

      14th Dalai Lama: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-fourteenth-dalai-lama-dorje-shugden.html

      The Nyingma Tantra Rinchen Nadun recognises that Dorje Shugden was an emanation of Chenrezig/ Avalokiteshvara.

      Before Dorje Shugden was widely practised in Gelugpa tradition, he was enthroned as a protector of the Sakya tradition. Sakya reliance on Dorje Shugden began with the 30th Sakya Trizin Sonam Rinchen (1705 – 1741) who enthroned and worshipped Dorje Shugden as a Dharma protector. The supreme throneholder of Sakya school of Buddhism, Sonam Rinchen enthroned Dorje Shugden as one of the protectors of Sakya.
      You can read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html

      I hope you will find the information above beneficial and understand more about Dorje Shugden, which we have quoted relevant information from traditional sources.

  4. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

    Over 400 years ago a great and learned lama Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was famed in Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and China for being very saintly and compassionate. He resided in his residence (Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang) in Drepung Monastery. His root guru was H.H. the Omniscient 4th Panchen Lama and his close dharma brother was the 5th Dalai Lama.

    The 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had a very close and dharmic relationship and often went to receive teachings together from the 4th Panchen Lama. They were close in age. They both became very learned and well known. During this time, the Dalai Lama was enthroned as a Dharma King of Tibet. But more people went to see Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen for teachings, initiations and divinations. This made the attendants of the 5th Dalai Lama feel threatened that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s fame might usurp the power of the 5th Dalai Lama. So they had a khata forced down his throat. At that moment, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen dissolved his psychic winds and generated the wish to be a great guardian of Buddha and Tsongkapa’s teachings. As his consciousness dissolved, he entered ‘bardo’ as a dharma protector of the highest order (jikten depey sungma). Many signs were seen throughout Lhasa at this time and the earth was said to have shaken in Lhasa. This event was already predicted to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s previous incarnation when he was one of the 8 main disciples of Lord Tsongkapa the Supreme Master and he served Tsongkapa directly by building Gaden Monastery.

    When the 5th Dalai Lama heard what his scheming and power-hungry attendants had done, he was very distressed. He was very sorry Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was murdered and dishonored as he was a great dharma master. The 5th Dalai Lama composed an apology to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. In Lhasa, tens of thousands gathered for the cremation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s holy body. During the cremation, the 5th Dalai Lama’s apology was read out at which flames spontaneously arose from the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen commencing the cremation. From the body, during cremation, a powerful whirlwind of smoke tunneled into the sky for all to see as this was an indication Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s consciousness has arisen as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. The Dharma Protector Setrap immediately recognized this new protector Dorje Shugden and ‘enthroned’ him as a powerful Dharma Protector in the realm of the Buddhas. From this, Setrap and Dorje Shugden are closely connected and very close working hand in hand always. After the cremation, the great 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel on the spot the cremation took place and named it Trode Khangsar. The 5th Dalai Lama commissioned the statue of Dorje Shugden in this chapel and had monks installed in the chapel to do continuous propitiations to Dorje Shugden. Trode Khangsar Chapel was a commemoration to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was wronged and also a celebration of his consciousness arising as the World Peace Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    This Trode Khangsar Chapel still exists now in Lhasa where many make pilgrimages there. It is in good condition and was recently renovated. It is over 400 years old and a testimony to the respect the Great 5th Dalai Lama had to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who arose as Dorje Shugden.

    I have visited this holy chapel in Lhasa years back. I’ve never heard of it till I was in Lhasa and by chance, I was told about it which I was happy to visit. I could not find the place but strangely a bunch of pilgrims from Amdo told me they would show me how to get there in Lhasa.

    This short video is a short clip of this holy Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa today commemorating Dorje Shugden, built by the great 5th Dalai Lama. The great 5th Dalai Lama even composed a prayer to Dorje Shugden which is still available today and we can recite to invoke the blessings, protection, and assistance of World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    Tsem Rinpoche


    Read more: Trode Khangsar – A 400-year-old Dorje Shugden Chapel in Lhasa
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/trode-khangsar-%E2%80%93-a-400-year-old-dorje-shugden-chapel-in-lhasa.html

    Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTybDwTeLAM

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

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

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

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

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

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

    From: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/the-5th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden

    Tibetan prayer from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html

  5. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 12, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Dagom Rinpoche is one with Yamantaka and HH Karmapa is predicted to be a future buddha. Such beings do not have anything to gain by misleading.
    The fact that the 16th Karmapa can say that about Dorje Shudgen, shows Dorje Shugden is not a worldly protector that only protects practitioners/dharma from one sect.

  6. Pastor KH Ng on Jul 29, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Amazing……..! The 16th Karmapa’s prophecy,

    “in the future you will definitely need to rely on this deity (Dorje Shugden)”,

    This is powerful.

    I have seen such a statue in a chapel in Nepal. I think it is still there. It is sad that some people do not follow the advise of the Karmapa. The statue implies the superiority of one lineage over another and also implies that others’ Gurus are wrong and have no attainments. This type of thoughts reflects the degenerate times.

  7. NgJesvin on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    The prophecy given by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa clearly affirmed that Dorje Shugden is a deity that we can rely on.

    I would like to thank Rinpoche for introducing this Dharma Protector to us. May Dorje Shugden ban be lifted and may more and more people receive the blessing from Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden.

    Humbly with hand folded,
    NgJesvin

  8. Shane Jayasuriya on Jun 19, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    “Although the time is a little early, in the future you will definitely need to rely on this deity (Dorje Shugden).”

    – His Holiness 16th Karmapa

    The Prophecy of the 16th Karmapa is become true.. _/\_

  9. Cynthia Lee on Jun 16, 2016 at 5:31 am

    “Although the time is a little early, in the future you will definitely need to rely on this deity (Dorje Shugden).” – His Holiness 16th Karmapa

    This one sentence says a lot. For one, seeing the Karmapa spoke in the presence of Karma Kagyus, he is indirectly saying that even the Karma Kagyus will need to rely on Dorje Shugden shows that DS is NOT sectarian.

    Dorje Shugden was again prophecised to be the protector of our time by Lamas of high caliber, clairvoyance and who do not even practice DS. With so many Lamas saying this, the prophecy cannot be made up.

  10. Pastor David Lai on Apr 3, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    This is just incredibly ground breaking because this is from the famous 16th Karmapa. It’s incredible that he said that and I hope his prophecy would come to pass very quickly. I have read about this a long time ago and I am glad to read more extensively here. I think that not many people know this and I wonder whether there is any records within the Karma Kagyu tradition itself.

    It would be interesting if they did record this down but I doubt it. They are not so concern with the deities and protectors of other traditions since it doesn’t really concern them. However, I wonder what are the implications when this prophecy does come to pass. I wonder if it meant that Dorje Shugden would one day be practiced by all 4 schools of Tibetan Buddhism because he is so effective. I am sure that can happen once the ban is down. All we need is the head or lineageholders of each tradition to compose prayers to Dorje Shugden.

    Actually, I am so much as concern about that but I would very much like to see his practice become widespread because he would be very beneficial for all practitioners. Many people would enter the Dharma and many already in Dharma would have their faith reaffirmed.

  11. Alice Tay on Mar 27, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    感谢仁波切在此分享非常珍贵的博文。因为此博文再次的证明多杰雄登护法除了在格鲁派,噶举派的领导者,至尊第 16 世噶玛巴,也曾经说过我们将来会需要多杰雄登护法。

    博文里有提到,至尊第 16 世噶玛巴非常著名于他的神通能力。这代表,他所做的预测都会实现。

    至尊第 16 世噶玛巴是一个非常仔细、细心和观察力非常强的高证悟者。因为,噶玛巴尊者当时看到Dorje Drolo的脚底有一位带着圆帽的出家人(貌似多杰雄登),就立刻叫人马上移开此佛像。噶玛巴尊者还预言说:“虽然时间有点早,未来你们将会需要这位护法神(多杰雄登)。” 除此,第16世和现世的噶玛巴也不曾对多杰雄登做过任何负面的评语。

    除了以上的证明,在此与大家分享上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切与其他写作的成员收集了205 名大师、格西、大成就者等,与多杰雄登有着密切的联系与修持法。

    博文题目~They Were Not Wrong
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-were-not-wrong.html

  12. Lester Lim on Mar 26, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, what 16th Karmapa said about the DS is indeed a revelation. It spurred me to research further. Soon I found out that there is another version claiming Trijang Rinpoche to have covered image of DS to avoid a disapproving Karmapa. Ultimately, the first version triumphs because it was documented by an official Tibetan scribe. My point is, the DS controversy being extremely complex and layered, with interrelated political, cultural and religious factors at play, it is extremely difficult for the layperson to comprehend correctly. Too many heresay and personal opinions, not least from HHDL. Proponents and opponents choose to see the issue strictly from their own perspective, resulting in painful stalemates leading true spiritual seekers nowhere. Nevertheless, I believe that understanding with objectivity will nullify any reasons put forth to ban the practice. These reasons in turn, if we were to recall, are largely political and premised upon faith in the HHDL institution. Most Buddhists are interested in spiritual salvation, not the Tibetan cause. Knowing the DS issue in its entirety will therefore be helpful. As such, I humbly suggest that perhaps a concept map (as attached), live or not, is created, to welcome everyone, for or against DS, to contribute. Or maybe the knowledgeable in KH could generate possible arguments from both sides. In fact, there is no need to arbitrate. Let logic, for and against, speaks. The truth shall set the meritorious free. _/\_

    Screenshot 2016-03-26 17.07.23

    • Pastor Shin on Mar 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Dear Lester,
      Thank you for your comments. From what you mentioned, it showed that you really took the time to read, understand and have good grasp of what you read. Thank you also for the good suggestion of the concept map. To further your understanding, please have a look at this series of Dorje Shugden teaching videos, I hope you will find them helpful: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-teaching-videos.html

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Mar 26, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      Hi Lester, I like the chart you did, shows you’re thinking about the issue and how you’re thinking. If you haven’t already had the opportunity, can I suggest you read this post too? I think you may find it interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/can-tibetan-lamas-make-mistakes.html

    • Valentina Suhendra on Mar 26, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      Dear Lester

      Thank you for your comment. I agree with you that most Buddhists are more interested in spiritual salvation rather than Tibetan cause. At the end of the day, the main reasons that we are attracted to Buddhism in the first place are the logic and the answer of our deepest questions, and not the politics.

      There were many witnesses when Karmapa the 16th said “Although the time is a little early, in the future you will definitely need to rely on this deity.” The 16th Karmapa was expressing his displeasure because the iconography of Dorje Drolo was not depicted accurately. Before the DS controversy, there were no Nyingma protector depicted as stepping upon Dorje Shugden. In addition to witness testimony, this event was recorded in Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s Sungbum (collected works).

      I understand that you found another account that said this is not the case although the source of that account is doubtful. But for the sake of the arguments pros and cons, I have created a concept chart to reason why the another account that Trijang Rinpoche covered DS image to prevent the 16th Karmapa displeasure does not make sense.

      Kind regards

      Valentina

      Screen Shot 2016-03-26 at 20.37.39

      • Lester on Mar 26, 2016 at 10:32 pm

        Thanks all for the suggested posts. The concept map I have attached is just an example. If fully elaborated, it could be very extensive. For example, there are very thorough studies done on the historical veracity of DS, stating that he is ultimately a Gyalpo. There is also another line of argument that goes beyond religion, claiming that whether or not DS is spiritually beneficial, lifting of the ban would have seriously undermined the Tibetan institutions, thus dealing a perhaps fatal blow to all four schools of Vajrayana, given the fact that each already has powerful representative/s, real or perceptual, coming out to urge Buddhists to heed HHDL advice. In other words, mistake or not, this is a path of no return. These are just two arguments amongst several others. Anyway, in case you misunderstand, I have faith in DS and Setrap, this discussion is merely for the benefit of those who wish to know more.

        • Lester on Mar 26, 2016 at 10:34 pm
        • Lester on Mar 26, 2016 at 10:37 pm

          And Valentina, I like your mind map. Though it lacks rebuttal, it could be a major subset of the larger picture. Finally, I believe that karma ultimately rules. Everyone including HHDL is just playing along a completed script. Wish you all the best !

  13. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Mar 21, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this important prophecy given by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje back in 1976. With the prophecy given by a highly respected spiritual leader, we can 100% rely on Dorje Shugden in our spiritual practice and there should be no second thought about the accuracy of this prophecy. Many people have gained progress in their spiritual development by engaging in Dorje Shugden practice which can be observed from their testimonials published in the public.

    May the ban of Dorje Shugden will be immediately stopped to end the sufferings endured by Dorje Shugden’s practitioners.

    With folded hands,
    kin hoe

  14. Stella Cheang on Mar 17, 2016 at 4:25 am

    It is very comforting to learn that high lama from other lineage; i.e. His Holiness the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje respects the spiritual practice of another lineage. This set good examples for all of us.

    It is also noteworthy to mention that His Holiness the 16th Karmapa recognized Dorje Shugden as a deity we certain CAN rely on in times to come. It is important for us to continue to request for the Shugden ban to be lifted so that more people can benefit from the practice of Dorje Shugden, as prophesized by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this uplifting blogpost with us.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  15. wanan on Mar 15, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    H.H the 16th Karmapa is a lama of such high calibre, his prophecy would have been nothing but the truth. The fact that the 16th Karmapa has nothing linked with the Dorje Shudgen practice, he remains neutral on both sides. His Holiness did not mention anything negative about Dorje Shudgen‘s practice but instead made such a prophecy. His Holiness has foreseen something in the future that is actually coming near to the truth. Many lamas are coming out to speak the truth. Many are starting to rely on this Dharma Protector and have experienced the benefits. May the Dorje Shudgen ban be lifted soonest!

  16. Jenny on Mar 14, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Thank you for this most interesting account. Am wondering, just above the main prophecy it says that HH Karmapa said: “This is not one of the deities you can’t rely on…” please can you check if there is a typo as the meaning as it is keyboarded in your article is unclear. Should it rather say: “This is not one of the deities you can rely on” instead of can’t? Thank you again.

    • Pastor Niral Patel on Mar 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      Jenny, you are right, there was a typo in the text. It has been corrected. Thank you very much for spotting this!

  17. nicholas on Mar 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    The 16th Karmapa was a great master who demonstrated intuitive wisdom, joy, and loving kindness, his compassionate activity for others being beyond words or concepts. He was such a highly respected teacher across the Himalayas — including to the royal families of Sikkim and Bhutan — that masters of the other lineages would also call upon him for help and advice.

    Such a great master able to forsee the need of Dorje Shugden in future to benefit more people is not a coincidence but a truly fact from an enlightened mind. This is one of the great evident how an enlightened mind from different lineage view Dorje Shugden and request many of his students to respect him. What else needed to say more.

    For whatever reason we shouldn’t put down any other deity, practices or belief and we should respect them even if we disagree. We live in this world with so many different believe and as long as the believe encourage compassion it’s a great practice for everyone.

  18. Kelly Inman on Mar 14, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I first took the bodhisattva vow with the 17th Karmapa, Thaye Dorje, back toward the turn of the millennium; I later came to the NKT and have become a Dorje Shugden practitioner. I still have a great deal of devotion for Karmapa, and hope that the 16th Karmapa’s prophecy is coming true now, and that it is not too early anymore :). I rely on Dorje Shugden for everything as he is a perfect Wisdom Buddha. Karmapa chenno.

  19. Datuk May on Mar 13, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    The 16th Karmapa was a great Buddhist Practitioner and at His level would be highly attained and clairvoyant. A lama of HH 16th Karmapa’s level, his prophecies will definitely be fulfilled.

    I rejoice to read of this article which affirms my belief that Dorje Shugden is a Buddha and that propitiating Him will be the mainstream of Buddhism.

    However, 40 years have passed since this prophecy and it is my sincere wish that the CTA with directive from HH Dalai Lama will remove the Ban.

  20. Chris Chong on Mar 13, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this prophecy by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa dated back to 30 years ago.

    I have learnt from this post that the Karmapa is the head of Karma Kagyu. A lama of his calibre would have very high attainments and have abilities like clairvoyance. According to the post, there is no history of Karma Kagyu practicing Dorje Shugden. So, it is safe to say that the Karmapa will not be biased when it comes to Dorje Shugden practice.

    When His Holiness thr 16th Karmapa ordered the inaccurate Dorje Drolo statue to be removed, he also mentioned that the deity(Dorje Shugden) which is being stepped on by the inaccurate Dorje Drolo statue is not someone that we cannot rely on. He also mentioned that we would need to rely on that deity(Dorje Shugden) when the time comes.

    This means that His Holiness the 16th Karmapa say that we can rely on Dorje Shugden and we will certainly need to rely on him when the time comes. There is no reason for His Holiness the 16th Karmapa to be bias towards Dorje Shugden because their linage doensn’t practice his practise. Hence, what he said would be the truth and fair.

    This shows that we can rely on Dorje Shugden and he is not an evil spirit. He is a fully enlightened buddha.

    Humbly,
    Chris

    • Pastor Niral Patel on Mar 13, 2016 at 2:54 am

      Chris,

      You are right about this. Here we have one of the greatest practitioners of the recent past, and supreme head of the Karma Kagyu, His Holiness 16th Karma prophesising that we will need to rely on Dorje Shugden.

      Dorje Drolo, as the wrathful emanation of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden, as the emanation of Manjushri can both be relied on. They both have an enlightened nature, and there is an unbroken lineage, which shows us there is a basis to both practices. They are both very powerful practices that can aid our spiritual journey towards enlightenment and bestow the blessings of Guru Rinpoche and Manjushri respectively.

      However, the form of Dorje Drolo stepping on Dorje Shugden is something made up, there is no lineage for this. Therefore there is no basis for the practice of this form of Dorje Drolo and it is not something any genuine practitioner can rely on.

  21. JP on Mar 13, 2016 at 1:03 am

    In my opinion, a true spiritual practitioner respects other’s spiritual practices and never talk negatively about them. HH The 16th Karmapa is a a perfect example of this.

    This account also shows that “politics” do exist even within the monastery as not all monks are attained and highly realized. This is the nature of Samsara and we can never escape it as long as we are in Samsara.

    Last but not least, HH’s prophecy of Dorje Shugden shows that Dorje Shugden is not a harmful spirit. HH is a highly realized being and no harmful spirit can disguise itself from HH. Hence, this is another proof that negative allegations of Dorje Shugden is not true!

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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
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    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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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
3 weeks ago
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.
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
4 weeks ago
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
4 weeks ago
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
1 month ago
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
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
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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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
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
2 months ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
2 months ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
3 months ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
3 months ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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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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