United Colors of Spirituality

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One morning, I received a teaching from my Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche on “Why we want to become Vajrayogini” by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. After watching the profound teaching that was delivered in an extremely easy to understand manner, the first thought that came into my mind was:

It is such a pity that because of the Dorje Shugden ban, people like me get distracted from knowing this Dharma master beyond the controversy. It is a great loss that his insightful and generous teachings conveyed in a relatable manner are lost in the fight between pro-Dorje Shugden and pro-Dalai Lama groups.

Expanding on this thought, I realized how many good lessons in life we miss because we focus on the negative aspects of life that blind us from the hope that still shines before us everyday. The wider impact of this “little ban” is significant because it reveals how we permit things to be despite knowing it is completely wrong and that it destroys all the civil progress that our forefathers fought for. It is like shutting one eye and walking away from a situation where help is desperately needed.

This is why Rinpoche is so adamant that the ban must be lifted. Besides relieving Dorje Shugden practitioners from unnecessary suffering caused by discrimination, suppression and threats to life and security, this ban deprives global citizens who seek wisdom, goodness and peace of Dharma teachings that offer solutions. This in turn means that religious bans and breaches of religious freedoms like in the case of Dorje Shugden’s practice keep us in this vicious cycle of fear that leads to anger, selfishness and ignorance.

The incredible danger of the Dorje Shugden ban is that it is an “enemy” that is spreading the poison from within. Dorje Shugden practitioners are ostracized, threatened, shunned and jeered at by the very people they grew up with and with whom they shared a common aspiration to benefit others. In a precise illustration of “biting the hand that feeds them”, students are putting down their teachers who practice Dorje Shugden, despite having received tremendous Dharma knowledge from them.

I grew up in a country where we take pride in the multi-racial and multi-cultural society that forms the “Malaysia, Truly Asia” persona of this land I call home. Hence, living in harmony with fellow Malaysians who are Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian etc. is a norm. In fact, having lived in this colorful and vibrant environment, I almost took harmony in diversity for granted and did not cherish it through deeper understanding. It is from Rinpoche’s teaching on mantras being the sound manifestation of the Buddha that I now interpret and appreciate the reading of the Quran to be a method through which the local Muslim community blesses the environment with positive sound energy. I am not saying that the reading of the Quran is intended to be such, but as a member of the community, I am able to develop a sincere appreciation for it, which in turn creates respect for others’ practice and culture.

Reflecting on this in relations to fellow Malaysians with whom I share this beautiful country, I realize that THIS is Dharma: a practice of equanimity, which is offering the same attitude towards everyone regardless of their race, background or faith. Equanimity is the ability to identify and embrace the beauty of diversity. It is Tsem Rinpoche, a Dorje Shugden Lama whom the Central Tibetan Administration accuses of being sectarian, who taught this spiritual lesson of tolerance to me.

To me, actions speak louder than words. And through their actions, the Central Tibetan Administration is a much more accurate reflection of sectarianism. Solely on the basis that they practice Dorje Shugden, lamas and practitioners have been discriminated against and deprived of some of the most fundamental needs such as medical attention, education and food supplies. Monks who renounced all material possessions and relations with the secular world because of their faith in the Three Jewels were expelled from their monasteries, leaving them with nothing and no one to turn to. A decision to cause such consequences is beyond sectarian, it is inhuman. How can we, informed global citizens of the 21st Century, permit representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, an icon of peace and tolerance, to get away with such severe crimes against humanity?

 

This is just one example of how Dorje Shugden practitioners are shunned and ostracized. This is how pro-Dalai Lama supporters treat their fellow countrymen who chose a different belief. Why would people spend time and effort to propagate such wrong actions? I believe that for most, it is the desire to conform, to continue to be accepted in their society because this dog-eat-dog world is too lonely and difficult to bear alone. I do not believe that anyone who aspires to gain realizations, attainments, Bodhicitta and wisdom would want their spiritual journey to be tainted with politics, criticism and discrimination of their fellow human beings. It is individuals or groups like the Central Tibetan Administration who identified this need and habit to conform and took advantage of their upper hand to inflict separation and disharmony for personal gain using a vehicle (Buddhism) that is intended to be a way out of samsara.

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and our Lineage Gurus, H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche, H.H. Trijang Rinpoche and H.H. Zong Rinpoche.

I am grateful whenever Rinpoche sends us spiritual lessons in any form or manner, as there is always something beneficial that will uplift the level of our thinking and attitude. Rinpoche often shares profound teachings from other spiritual masters, good examples of other faiths and religions as well as exemplary celebrities so that we practice humanity, live consciously with fellow sentient beings and make sustainable decisions in consideration of our merit bank and karma composition.

The human race has progressed significantly and we are now able to call ourselves a civilization by the blood, sweat and tears of previous generations. Today, children of various racial, religious and social backgrounds have the equal opportunity to share a classroom in most parts of the world. It is impossible for anyone to turn a blind eye on Dorje Shugden practitioners who are being ostracized by their very own people who share the same land, traditions, dreams and leadership. The ban must end for the sake of humanity.

We are in the age of the United Colors of Spirituality, a time of acceptance, and every time we turn away from those in need, we shed a layer of our potential to fulfill our spiritual awakening.

Memo from the Central Tibetan Administration’s Department of Health calling for the resignation of employees who practice Dorje Shugden. Given the shortage of qualified healthcare staff, it is clear that politics are prioritized above the welfare of Tibetan citizens. Click to enlarge.

For the benefit of those who do not know about Dorje Shugden and the ban, or the dire consequences that have arisen from the spiritual division created by the ban, in a nutshell:

  • Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Dharma Protector who manifested about 400 years ago from a lineage of erudite masters like Mahasiddha Biwawa, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, Panchen Sonam Drakpa and Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen who are recognized emanations of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom.
  • There were inauspicious events when Dorje Shugden first arose because a divine play was staged through the wisdom of the Gods that resulted in the murder of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. After several unmistakable signs, Dorje Shugden was enthroned as a Dharma Protector by the Sakya Trizin and recognized by the 5th Dalai Lama who wrote a praise to this Enlightened Protector, crafted a Dorje Shugden image with his own hands and built a chapel, Trode Khangsar, for Dorje Shugden.
  • From the time Dorje Shugden was enthroned, his practice spread far and wide through the tireless efforts of renowned Dorje Shugden masters like H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche, H.H. Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Zong Rinpoche, H.E. Rabten Rinpoche and H.E. Domo Geshe Rinpoche, just to name a few.

The long list of Dorje Shugden masters whose work has benefited the Dharma tremendously and who have all returned to continue turning the Wheel of Dharma as recognized by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

  • The ban came in the form of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s “advice” directing all subjects of the Central Tibetan Administration to give up their practice of Dorje Shugden. Failure to comply would lead to expulsion, segregation and threats. The implementation of this “advice” ranged from the infamous red/yellow stick referendum on Dorje Shugden to social pressure on households and businesses to turn away from individuals who chose to continue their practice.

The video below highlights various announcements of the ban and the granting of permission to use harsh methods to enforce it, including the expulsion of Dorje Shugden monks.

Those who chose to discontinue spiritual and material relations with Dorje Shugden followers would pick the yellow colored voting stick while those who chose to continue their practice would pick the red stick.

  • The consequences… ugly. Tibetans, lay and ordained, turned against each other. Brothers and sisters from the Land of Snows rained hostility, aggression and violence on each other. A nation is not ruined when they lose the land they call home but when they lose the bond that holds the people together to a common vision. Holy images like Dorje Shugden statues and H.H. Trijang Rinpoche’s photos were removed from monasteries and nunneries. Monks were beaten, clubbed and stabbed; walls were built between monasteries that practice Dorje Shugden and those that do not. These are just some of the results of the Dorje Shugden ban.

Five masked men bearing knives attacked an 84-year old monk who dedicated his life to the Dharma at Trijang Ladrang in Shar Gaden Monastery. Who can these dedicated elderly sangha members turn to for help given that the authorities put in place to protect their wellbeing are the very people threatening their safety and lives?

Monk covered in blood in the name of “Free Tibet” and “Long live the Dalai Lama”

  • Current news of hope… International media has created increased exposure and awareness of the plight of Dorje Shugden practitioners in the world, where breaches of human rights and religious freedom is not tolerated. The Tibetan leadership is being questioned and this encourages young Tibetans to stand up and have their voices heard. Never before has the Central Tibetan Administration been answerable to its people. This is the time of change and like the saying goes, strike while the iron is still hot: the ban must end now for humanity, for hope and for a future.

 

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Its good to see this comment by ‘Suzy in Hawaii’ on Rinpoche’s YouTube Chanel. It has been 20 years of smear campaign against Dorje Shugden but today people who can think for themselves are beginning to look beyond prejudice to see the goodness of Dorje Shugdenand benefit from it. See what Suzy wrote – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 19, 2016 at 2:10 am

    Not many people and Buddhists included apply the Kalama sutta, when they encounter something that is out of the norm and challenges their normal conventions.

    We need to not take things so on the surface. When others say that Dorje Shudgen is an evil spirit and harms Tibetan cause and the Dalai Lama, one does need to check the validity of such statements. for example how can Dalai Lama who is Chenrezig, be harmed by a mere spirit? The 14th Dalai Lama is a qualified Mahayana spiritual teacher, not many things can come close to harming such an individual. Or the Laws of Karma has bee turned on its head.

  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 3:21 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

  4. samfoonheei on Jul 19, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Thank you Li Kheng for sharing this beautiful article.
    We are indeed very lucky that we have religious freedom in our country. The Dorje Shugden ban has created disharmaony , hardship , social problems and so forth to many practitioners.
    This is the time of change and like the saying goes, strike while the iron is still hot: the ban must end now for humanity, for hope and for a future well said by Li Kheng.Do hope H.H. Dalai Lama will end this ban soon.Thanks for updating so that more people are aware the sufferings cause by Dorje shugden ban.

  5. Shane Jayasuriya on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you Li Kheng for updating about Dorje shugden ban and problems people facing due to that. May ban ended soon! _/\_

  6. sonny tan on Jun 3, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you Li Kheng for this article, we are indeed very fortunate that we have spiritual freedom down here where we can hold our heads up and says we are Buddhist living in a Muslim country. While in Dharamsala, Tibet and many parts elsewhere Dorje Shudgen practitioners are been sidelined, blamed, abused and degraded in society. It is very sad to see that some Buddhist are using religion platform mixing it with politics and turning it into a shameful, disgraceful mankind act.
    It is from the inside of a political play at CTA that turns this matter into a circus where many laughed at us. Buddhism have always been known and regarded as a peaceful religion but now it has all turned ugly with all that is happening currently with the segregation. It has now turned into ” I am right, you are wrong” trust has been compromised, faith destroyed, beliefs crumpled and trampled upon like a discarded piece of paper.
    Why have they come to this? I would view it as power play, greed, indoctrination, false oracle advice which lead many at CTA into confusion leading to a mismanaged administration and failure to set its objectives right. While finding no solution to the mass confusion self created they have to find some scapegoat and Dorje Shudgen is the unfortunate recipient of their unholy decision.
    We can only pray and hope that all these will end soon and meanwhile we will protect sanctity of Dorje Shudgen and educate those who who are vulnerable.

  7. Pema Thinley on May 28, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Thank you Phng Li Kheng for sharing this much-needed words against the Shugden ban that has created lots of social problems. May the ban be liffted soon _()_

  8. William Chua on May 26, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    How can a practice that is being practiced for centuries be overturned overnight and caused people to hate and hurt each other. Before the DS ban, people were living in harmony and free to practice what they like. However, when the Dalai Lama imposed the ban, families fight against each other, friends become enemies and violence became a normality.

    Buddhism is a peaceful religion which should be upheld by the practitioners and not mixing with politics. With Politics, the lines becomes blurred and people’s greed becomes apparent. Instead of working for the betterment of the people, the CTA is dividing its people and causing hurt and hardship.

    I agree with Li Kheng that we should celebrate the differences in each of us so that we learn from each other and become more diverse.

  9. shelly tai on May 26, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you Li Kheng for this write up on Dorje Shugden ban . It is indeed very true for us as a Malaysian who live in such a harmonious country we do not really feel how if we as a chinese being discriminated because we are live together in peace for many generations.Hence this ban to be enforce by the CTA is not something that I can accept and is very wrong to discriminate people who are Dorje Shugden practitioner.

  10. Carmen Koo on May 25, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    With so much request for His Holiness Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden to give religious freedom, there still hasn’t been a reach out by the Tibetan leadership to address this impending cry for equality.

    To simply ban a practice, and segregate a community where the fundamental practice of guru devotion is so vital, this ban has literally forced many to break their samaya with their gurus, many of whom, I believe are students of Trijang RInpoche, a DS practitioner. Since many have practiced DS, and forced to give up or face expulsion from the monastery or community, the effect of the ban has created a tidal wave of broken samayas, which perhaps has impacted the works and lives of the Tibetan Leadership in ways beyond one could imagine, because they are in effect supporting and encouraging people to break their samayas.

    There is no logic in the ban:

    1. Whatever it is, the choice and freedom should be entirely up to us to practice.

    2. And if we do choose to practice, we should not be at the end of the abuse rod for it. We should not be segregated, discriminated, denied from attending Dalai Lama’s teachings, or receiving medical care and so forth.

    3. Many lamas have practiced DS for lifetimes, and their incarnations are back. IF DS was a bad practice, these lamas would lose their attainments and abilities, and would not be able to incarnate back. But Trijang Rinpoche, a DS lama, is back and has been recognized in this life.

    4. DOrje Shugden has been practiced for 600 years, and even the 5th and 13th Dalai Lama wrote praises to Dorje Shugden.

    5. How can HHDL who had practiced DS in the earlier parts of his life, suddenly say that DS is bad, and this practice came from his tutors who were both DS practitioners. It is not logical that, some teachings/practices given by the tutors are right, and some are wrong. If the basis of the teachings is at fault, then ALL teachings are at fault, which would mean everything that HHDL teaches is also at fault. Which cannot be.

    There are more illogical reasons to the ban. But besides that, being segregated and discriminated for our choice of practice is wrong.

    Thank you for this post, Li Kheng.

    Carmen

  11. KarenChong on May 25, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    总的来说,这篇文章道尽了自嘉瓦仁波切下了禁令过后,凡是雄登的修持者都在各个程度上遭受迫害,挤压,隔离甚至人身攻击。最不可原谅的是藏人行政中央逼人们毁坏三昧耶,导致他们本身及他们的根本上师受到伤害。除此之外,藏人行政中央更威逼寺院的领导人犯下无间罪,在僧伽之间造下离间罪,并且逼使这么多僧人参与这样的离间当中。这种煽动各种族之间的小动作,还有对各个修持多杰雄登高僧大德的百般刁难与限制,阻碍佛法的增长,严重破坏佛陀教诲的传承及延续性。如果他们是位佛教徒,应该了解破坏佛法传承的所带来的恶业。这个禁令不早日解除,我们雄登修持者将不会停止发声,我们势必要嘉瓦仁波切听到我们的声音,然后解除此禁令!

  12. Su Ming on May 25, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    This such a well written article

    When I first came to know about this ban and how the this controversy has affected the Tibetan community all across, I was really shun off by the action of the Tibetan Leadership ie Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)

    As a leader or a government, you are suppose to UNITE the people especially more so if you are exile. But in this case, their action has proven that they have succeeded in causing friction/segregation amongst the Tibetans successfully. Especially with the Shugden controversy. As Tibetan Leadership, the biggest asset to them is actually the Lamas cause these are the very people who are renown in spreading Tibetan Buddhism through majority of the countries around the world. Unfortunately, they are not. Instead they are staining and tarnishing their names. An example is Penpa Tsering, the speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in a public talk has put down and disgrace Pabongka Rinpoche’s name who is the commentator of the Liberation In Palm of your Hands (Lamrin) ……How ridiculous is that? *Please see the video*

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

    “The incredible danger of the Dorje Shugden ban is that it is an “enemy” that is spreading the poison from within” – and this is so true.

  13. Sock Wan on May 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Thank you Li Kheng for sharing with us how the ban on Dorje Shugden has caused sufferings to many Tibentans and Dorje Shugden lamas. Many people ask why am I so concerned of the ban when I am not a Tibetan and I do not face any discrimination here in Malaysia? The answer is simple, as long as there is a ban on Dorje Shugden practice, many highly attained Dorje Shugden lamas will not be able to spread Dharma to as many people as possible. We are risked to lose some very authentic lineage because of the people are doubtful of the lama due to the ban. Besides, Dorje Shugden really can benefit people, since I am here to practice and develop compassion, I should defend and work towards lifting the ban. It will be very selfish to close one eye to do Dorje Shugden practice quietly and see our fellow Tibetan Dharma brother and sister suffer.

  14. Wylfred Ng on May 25, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you Li Kheng for the article.

    This article highlighted the difficulties of Dorje Shugden practitioner are facing under the unethical Dorje Shugden ban.

    I would like to request H.H. Dalai Lama to end this unethical ban, and please end the sufferings of the Dorje Shugden practitioners.

    Thank you

  15. Jerry_Sito on May 25, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    谢谢您的分享

    在读完这个帖子后,我十分赞成,宗教是应该和平共处而不是制造出伤害的,就马来西亚的例子举的非常贴切,这这片土地上有不同的宗教存在着,但是彼此包容并互相尊重,然而同样传承的格鲁派,曾经辉煌的把佛法弘扬十方的格鲁派(黄教),如今却因为一位“护法”而造就了寺院的分裂,家庭破裂,朋友间反目成仇,多少人因为这多级雄登的禁令,而遭受到伤害,即使生病,也因为“禁令”的缘故而不被医院接受,这不是很残忍吗?

    倘若我们撇开“宗教”或“护法”这个名词,倘若一般人因为莫一些“禁令”,比如以前的奴隶制度等,我们都会觉得倘若任何人被伤害,攻击,即使生命垂危也不能就医,妻离子散,我们都会觉得只是不人道的吧?

    那么为何因为一位“护法”,大家非得要不断的攻击所有修持者呢?多杰雄登护法修持者,与没有修持多杰雄登护法者,大家和平的共处,彼此不强迫谁放弃谁本身所坚持的修持法门,并和平共处,那不是很好吗?

    我们常祈愿天下太平,那么我们就应该彼此尊重彼此,彼此不伤害彼此,那么我们身为佛教徒,每天所祈愿的“天下太平和谐”才会发生呀,倘若我们自己本身,不要因为别人“修持”什么而让自己的心中充满仇恨(这与佛法相违)不要因为别人“修持”什么而失去了自己的菩提心,不要因为别人“修持”什么而参与评论与攻击他们,因为大家必须要明白,宗教是提倡和平的,最重要的一点是,他人“修持”什么自有他一定的因缘,只是他没有伤害你,没有攻击你,没有毁谤你,那么你又何必..参与伤害其他的行列呢?

    ThankYou谢谢
    Jerry Sito

  16. graceleong on May 24, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Dear Li Kheng
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Dorje Shugden ban. Enjoyed reading all your replies too.
    Thank you for appealing strongly for the removal of the ban on Dorje Shugden. I agree that it is extremely crucial for this ban to come down quickly as many sufferings arose from this ban. The ban should also be removed both for the sake of the DS practitioners who are being persecuted plus the persecutors who collect heavy negative karma from their actions.
    May we all put our heart and soul together to end this ban for the benefit of all beings .

  17. Pastor Han Nee on May 22, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you Li Kheng. This post for which you have given a very interesting yet apt title ,the “United Colors of Spirituality”, is powerful in its strong advocacy of “religious freedom and harmony” over “intolerance and schism”.

    Where there is needless suffering, resulting from the withdrawal of religious freedom, a scenario , which is becoming less and less acceptable in a world that is increasingly recognizing basic human rights (like the right to practice one’s religion freely), we cannot shut our eyes and pretend it is not there.

    Where there is suffering like the suffering of Shugden followers and practitioners because of a ban on it. We have to speak up for them. THERE IS A BAN as the videos presented here shows. THE BAN IS CAUSING SUFFERING as the evidence is presented clearly here.

    The reasons given for the ban have been refuted again and again with clear logical reasons.

    Why is there still a denial of peaceful negotiations to lift the ban?

  18. Jason on May 10, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Thanks Li Kheng for sharing such a good and informative article.Dorje Shugden Ban really bring so many harms to the Dorje Shugden(DS) practitioners .This ban really show a bad impression about Tibetan Buddhism to outsiders who are totally don’t know the real story behind.The protest between non DS and DS practitioners are shown on media. Of course many people will stand on pro Dalai Lama due to Dalai Lama’s fame.
    We as Tsem Rinpoche disciples , we have the responsibility to promote DS practice and explain the real story of DS . Social media works must be done as many as possible to educate more people about DS.Practice DS is infallible .
    I am really appreciate the Rinpoche’s teams to come out with http://www.dorjeshugden.org to let more people know about DS. I wish the ban will lifted soon and more sentient beings can get benefit on practice DS .

    Jason

    • Li Kheng on May 12, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Thank you Jason for your comment! You are right, the ban has a very negative effect on Buddhism as a whole and has a negative influence of people’s faith. This is the last thing we need now because the public are already so doubtful about schools of faith in general.

      It would be such a pity if people “give up” on Buddhism and Dorje Shugden because they are two extremely effective protections and blessings that can help people during this degenerate age. If we open our eyes, we will see so much suffering. We can also see that suffering is not completely resolved by material wealth because rich people also suffer, only differently. A connection to Dorje Shugden and the Dharma can give peace and sense of sanctity which is much needed.

      This is why Rinpoche advocates for the ban to be lifted so strongly. It goes way beyond one practice or one school of faith. It is about humanity as a whole and our relationship with our higher state of mind and our divine within,

  19. Pastor David Lai on May 4, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Dear Li Kheng,
    You have a really good article here and the title is very catchy and a little light-hearted although the topic is not. This Dorje Shugden ban has been going on for way too long and has taken a told on all of us, including the great lamas who continue to uphold the lineage and are not afraid to express and reveal their practice of Dorje Shugden.

    It’s just too bad that the ban has gone on this long and we really need more exposure on this matter and good pressure for the Tibetan leadership to relinquish this damaging ban. Everyone seems to be on the losing end of the battle and despite all this damage on both sides to varying degrees. There doesn’t seem to be any respite to this whole issue.

    I am not psychic and I just don’t seem to see how it will end. The most logical conclusion to this saga would be if the Dalai Lama passes into clear light without issuing a statement to withdraw the ban would only serve to prolong the ban unnecessarily. I do hope the end would come sooner than later.

    • Li Kheng on May 12, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Pastor David, I cannot agree with you more. Division, disharmony, discrimination, destruction can never benefit anyone. Even if someone seem to have benefitted superficially, the ultimate result will be harmful. Take a look at history.

      The most damaging result of war is the loss of humanity. Speak to veterans who went through hell and back as they stared death in the eye…as they became executors of death. Their soul is permanently broken.

      This is what is happening to the lay community of Tibetans in exile. As the CTA does not exist as a government, they do not have an army. So, who executes all these acts of war? Lay men and women who are untrained, uneducated and unexposed. What becomes of their minds? Violence becomes OK. Killing becomes OK. Discrimination becomes OK. Watching someone lose everything for an invalid reason becomes OK.

      This is the true loss: a society that is OK with suffering, injustice and invasion of human dignity. When all that makes us human is loss, what is left?

  20. Datuk May on May 4, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    A beautifully written article to illustrate the harmonious results of acceptance, mindfulness, care, compassion and loving kindness (to name a few) which are the tenets of all great religions of the world in the 21st century.

    This article also pointedly shows the chaos which results from the destruction of religious freedom by representatives of the Dalai Lama. Also how such a non violent religion like Buddhism can be used to distort the meaning of compassion and wisdom by a Ban on the worship to a Buddha Protector, Dorje Shugden.

    • Li Kheng on May 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Yes, may the violence, discrimination, segregation be replaced once again with love, wisdom, tolerance and harmony.

      May the profound teachings of great masters like Geshe Kelsang Gyatso shine through all the distractions.

  21. Vinnie Tan on May 4, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Thank you Li Kheng for this article. It clearly shows that the ban has gone a long way and people have not been doing enough to speak up for the Tibetans that practice Dorje Shugden or just Dorje Shugden practitioners in general.

    It is unfair for a group of people that are getting the discrimination due to their religious faith. How is it that it is correct for some people to practice a certain religion, yet wrong for another group to do the same? It makes no logic as we are just practising a religion and no one should be discriminated based on that fact.

    How will it be an advice when people are being discriminated, hurt and attacked because of their choice of religious practice. It is not fair and should never be the case.

    However, when we look at another angle, through the ban it has brought more people to know who Dorje Shugden is. With this, it might also be a divine play that the high lamas and Buddhas are manifesting in our time of degeneration.

  22. Pastor Adeline on May 4, 2016 at 7:44 am

    It is true that there is a ban and this ban is on that suppress the Dorje Shugden practice that has a long history proven to be beneficial. This ban is not an act that goes according to the Buddhist teachings but one that ignores humanity, diversity, harmony, peace; freedom of speech, practice, choice etc. This ban started as an advice and still, it is said to be an advice, but the reactions and actions that follow are showing the clear sign of the existence of a ban.

    A ban happens when people are prohibited from something and punishment in the form of fine, jail, deportation etc. will follow when one insisted on not following it. In India where the Tibetans-in-exile is, the lay Dorje Shugden practitioners who insist on keeping their Dorje Shugden practice are also banned from employment and education opportunities, medical needs, travel document application etc. For the ordained, they are not allowed to travel, to raise funds, to see their teachers, so that the lineage that they carry will be eliminated.

    This ban is one that bring about serious consequences which will eliminate the Dorje Shugden lineage forever. We require everyone’s help in spreading the truth about this ban, the benefits of the Dorje Shugden practice so that the ban will be lifted, discrimination will end and humanity will once be practiced again.

  23. Pastor Antoinette Kass on May 3, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Dear Li Kheng,

    I never imagined that in Buddhism there could happen something like this. It is a teaching about right conduct, kindness, acceptance and all positiv qualities. A ban of a 400 year old practice is kind of unrealistic. How come Dorje Shugden is beneficial for so long and now he is used in a political way.

    Indeed, the pain and suffering Dorje Shugden practitioners have to go through is inimaginable. You cannot trust anyone. Even your best friends and your family is not allowed to speak to you when you practice Dorje Shugden.

    It is deeply disturbing that this happens in the Tibetan Community. And it has to end quickly. We need to create more awareness and share about this inimaginable ban.

    Thank you for this very detailed write up.
    Thank You Rinpoche for helping us to see behind the fame and name and see what is really happing for the people on a day to day basis.

    May the ban come down swiftly.
    P. Antoinette

  24. Beatrix Ooi on May 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you for your wonderful sharing Li Kheng, what you have written js very beautiful. Ever since the ban was implemented, thousands and thousands of Dorje Shugden practitioners, especially those who live in the exile have been heavily discriminated against, spat upon, looked down and even hurt, mentally and physically.

    I believe that the unethical ban is somewhat a manifestation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to benefit many more people and save the lineage, I may not agree with His methods but I am in no place to be judgmental as I’m not the enlightened one. I pray that may the ban be lifted very quickly and smoothly so that all Dorje Shugden and non Dorje Shugden practitioners may unite again, live together harmoniously and peacefully.

    • Li Kheng on May 12, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Hi Bea

      I also hope that there is a greater purpose to this ban as the damage it has caused it really quite detrimental. Well, maybe this ban opens up our eyes to the preciousness of the Dharma, which many of us might have taken for granted previously.

      Perhaps in our fight to end this ban, we learn with depth about this perfect Protector of our time and are truly able to practice it with the reverence it deserves. With knowledge and with appreciation for Dorje Shugden, the power of his practice may come through with deeper significance because we are praying with understanding of our motivation and the qualities of our object of worship.

      I truly hope this ban will end soon. The suffering of the pay especially sangha members is so hard to watch. They became the sangha to free themselves, and here we reach into the holy spaces of monasteries and temples to drag them back into the “dirty” concerns of samsara. So many happenings of the ban is simply wrong at all levels. It is impossible we turn our backs to those who suffer.

      Share knowledge, pledge support to spread reliable information about Dorje Shugden. End this threat to humanity.

  25. Pastor Loh Seng Piow on May 3, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    So much damages to Buddhism created by the ban on Dorje Shugden, it should not have started in the first place. Dalai Lama started the ban in hope to unite all sects of Tibetan Buddhism, it is a purely political decision, because Dalai Lama claimed that Dorje Shugden is too sectarian and thus dividing Tibetans. However, the result is exactly opposite, Tibetans became even more divided than before the ban. The ban should stop right now, it really tarnishes Buddhism badly for decades.

  26. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on May 3, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Thank you Li Kheng for sharing your thoughts and another view of how the Dorje Shugden ban impacts Buddhadharma worldwide. What you wrote here “Expanding on this thought, I realized how many good lessons in life we miss because we focus on the negative aspects of life that blind us from the hope that still shines before us everyday.” stopped me in my tracks.

    When Rinpoche had us watch that reincarnation video recently, one of the things that stood out for me was one of the professor’s reasonings for why HE doesn’t believe in reincarnation, but that he cannot ignore the evidence for it. He said that our likes, dislikes, preferences and what we’ve been conditioned to think as real and the truth actually closes us up and keeps us from the truth, and from expanding our knowledge and improving (well, he said something to that effect, I’m expanding on his words! Hehe)

    You’re right and I guess that is why Rinpoche always tells us to stop complaining. It’s not because feedback isn’t gratefully received, but because there is a difference between feedback and complaining. When you complain, it’s not constructive; unlike feedback, complaining is not done with a view to improve the situation for the future. And when done enough times, it becomes your habit to look for things to complain about. So like you said, instead of enjoying the good lessons in life, we focus on the negative aspects.

    United Colors of Spirituality…I love it!

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    • Li Kheng on May 6, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Hello PJA,

      Thanks for leaving a comment! Agree with you, this is the true beauty of science: they look at facts and filter out personal judgements and expectations so that beneficial knowledge can be disseminated to the public. Just because ban is called an “advise”, what does the fact show? What results do we see? If we still insist it is an advise, then we need to change the definition of “advise” in all the dictionaries. The world is already delusional enough, it is discouraging when the beacon of light we look to for integrity, kindness and wisdom is also illusional.

  27. kb thapa on May 3, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Throughout the world many people practice different religions and have faith in different things . some people call themselves spiritual but people like in CTA who hold the power don’t follow the doctrines of an organized religion . As our world becomes more global it is important to respect each other and our different beliefs. lets say CTA don’t like Dorje Shugden, who the hell are they to tell us don’t practice, this our personal choice . So much suffering around the we are facing now days but here we go someone says BAN DS practice.. are u guys human or what.. Is CTA GOVT FOLLOW Buddha’s teaching,, if yes then what kind of Buddhist are they??..

    • Li Kheng on May 6, 2016 at 11:42 am

      You are right KB. The CTA does not have the right to do what they are doing. However, they are able to do this because NO ONE IS STOPPING THEM.

      Like the saying, the mouse come out to play because the cat is not around.

      This is why the work of Rinpoche to create awareness to engage support and action from the global society is so important. THe world has changed because of the global populace. It is in the hands of the public that change can happen. It is through the voice of the people that new policies can find ways into constitutions.

      This is democracy.

  28. Joy Kam on May 3, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Yup Li Kheng I couldn’t agree with you more! Because of the ban so many people are split, their family, friends, love ones, and most horrible of all, their Gurus are abandoned. How can anyone throw away such sacred relationship because of politics? But I guess this shows us who they are. And because a great, knowledgeable, wise, real Lama like Geshe Kelsang speaks up against the injustice, the Tibetan Leadership attacks him, shuns him, create nasty lies about him and even threatens his life. And because of this many people who could have been benefited from the Dharma, from his teachings, from his books etc. basically lost out. Just imagine how many people’s lives has been affected and their spirituality hindered because of this ban on Dorje Shugden. And the reasons the Tibetan Leadership gives us regarding Dorje Shugden and why we should not practice it are not even logical.

    All they, the Tibetan Leadership do is twisting the truth around and create more and more lies to cover another lie. It is indeed truly sad and quite disgusting coming from a society that calls themselves Buddhist. It is quite shameful there is so much nasties going around and the more His Holiness does not intervene to say anything and keeps quiet, the more people are going to believe this is all His Holiness’s doing and this in the end will tarnish His reputation even further. When this happens, which already happening then the sponsorship funds will also lessen, and this will then affect them Tibetan Leaders pockets too. So either way, there is no way they can win their dirty nasty injustice actions by suppressing the Shugden people because the truth always prevails because it is our right to have religious freedom!

    • Li Kheng on May 6, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Thank you for your comment Joy.

      The ban on Dorje Shugden reveals the choices of those who uphold the ban:

      – They choose greed for political connection and funds instead of practicing inclusiveness to encourage spiritual aspirations during these degenerate times.

      – They choose violence over tolerance.

      – They choose ignorance over knowledge as they refuse to learn about the facts behind Dorje Shugden and the ban. This is evident in the anti-Shugden groups’ unsubstantiated accusations and inability to debate openly.

      – They choose politics over spirituality.

      – They choose the CTA over their own teachers who have given them love, knowledge, a shelter, a community. One of the saddest of such case is FPMT who degrades their Guru, Lama Yeshe, who is a renowned Dorje Shugden practitioner. Spiritually, we can see the truth in this statement as Lama Osel is not able to manifest his potential in this reincarnation.

      – We choose fear over love. Many say they accept the ban because they fear the Dalai Lama and the CTA. Little do they know: fear only breeds more fear.

      This is the depth of this “simple” ban or “advise”. Whatever, people want to call it, the results are detrimental and global.

      Hence, the urgent need for this ban to end.

  29. chris chong on May 3, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Dear Li Kheng,

    Thank you for sharing your own thoughts here. As you said, Malaysia is a country of diversity. We have many different races that have different cultures and different belief system that made up our own community. This kind of diversity is rare in the world especially when we can live in such harmony despite of our differences. One of the most amazing thing in Malaysia is we have religion freedom. We are able to pray to anything or anyone as long as we do not go against the law. I would think that this is one of the main factor that contributed to the harmony we have today.

    When the Dalai Lama imposed the Dorje Shugden ban, the buddhist community in Malaysia is being affected as well. I had personal experience of being unwelcome by a Buddhist store owner when I went there. When they know I believe in Dorje Shugden, they attitude changed from warm to cold in an instant. I could not even imagine how Dorje Shugden practitioners are being treated in places like TIbet and India.

    Dear Your Holiness the Dalai Lama, Please lift Shugden Ban.

    • Li Kheng on May 6, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Thank you Chris for your honesty. We are living in an extremely interdependent world. With information technology, the interconnectedness only get more intense and vast.

      Understanding this and applying our understanding of karma, we should realize that this culture of separation, discrimination, breach of human right will only spread if not stopped.

      On what basis do we permit the Dorje Shugden ban to go on and ask for religious freedom for other faiths? We would look like a hypocrite and our words will carry no weight. It is only logical.

      This is actually one of the reason why I am passionate about lifting the ban. It is beyond Dorje Shudgen or Buddhism. It is about our humanity…our nature to do the right thing…our nature to be the voice for those silenced…our nature to stand up for justice.

  30. Pastor Niral Patel on May 2, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    This article by our Li Kheng highlights a point that is often over-looked by the majority of people when considering the ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden, and that is the amount of Dharma masters who continue their practices have. Those who are on a real spiritual path should recognise this fact. If these lamas have such Dharma, then surely it calls into question the ban the practice.

    But given the current situation it seems that it is more to do with politics than actual practice of spirituality. As Li Kheng rightly writes in this article the ban on Dorje Shugden has led to a lot of negativity, which directly counters what Buddhism practice is about. This pain and suffering, purely because of religious belief has to stop in this day and age that she terms as the United Colors of Spirituality. This is a very apt term. In many civilised and democratic countries all over the world, people are free to choose whatever religion they want to practice and are not actively persecuted for their beliefs. This is not the case with practitioners of Dorje Shugden, who ARE actively persecuted by THEIR own government who is SUPPOSED TO SUPPORT THEM. Sadly this is not the case. Thank you to those lamas, beacons of the Dharma, who continue to oppose this un-democratic and pain-causing ban.

    • Li Kheng on May 6, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      This is the saddest part: the people who were supposed to fend for you are the exact ones who are persecuting you.

      If we just take a moment and put ourselves in that position. How does it feel? If we do not want something like this to happen to us, we should not allow it to happen to others as well.

      With the Internet, creating awareness, signing a petition and lending a helping hand or a comforting encouragement has become easy and convenient.

  31. Valentina Suhendra on May 2, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Dear Li Kheng

    Thank you for this beautiful article. Just like you I have been living in countries that respect people’s religions – USA, Indonesia and now Malaysia. I cannot understand the reason why in this day and age, some people, like Dorje Shugden practitioners, are being penalised on the basis of their faith. The manner as to how they are being penalised is very degrading: refused entry to shops, refused medical services, being beaten and tortured. I thought these things only happened in the middle ages.

    I do hope these problems will be resolved soon and we can live in harmony with each other again.

    Valentina

    • Li Kheng on May 6, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Thank you Valentina for your comment! Leaving a comment like what you did here is already a contribution to ending this atrocity to human rights.

      Yes, it is shameful when our youths are busy with the latest models of handphone and tabs they “must” have, there are groups of people who cannot even access education, medical attention, temples or simple sundry shops because they exercised their right to religious freedom.

      It makes me want to do something when I know that simple families who worked all their lives to build a home, buy a fridge to keep their food fresh have it all taken from them by attackers in the middle of the night. Worst still, attackers who are fellow Tibetans.

      I do hope the ban will end through all the efforts being made by Tsem Rinpoche and various groups who believe in upholding the sanctity of human rights.

  32. Li Kheng on May 2, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    It was a privilege to be able to share my thoughts and learnings about the Dharma, Dorje Shugden, the ban on this Dharma Protector and the suffering that the ban has caused. Most importantly, the potential long-term damage that awaits humanity as we allow the ban to go on.

    Coming from a privileged background where tolerance of difference was upheld and acceptance of diversity is encouraged, I took so many comforts of being a citizen of the 21st century for granted. I savored the opportunities to befriend open minded and accepting people from various parts of the world thinking it was a norm.

    The Dorje Shugden ban and what it did to helpless individuals is appalling. It shocks me that so much suffering still does not quality to be a breach to humanity by standards of global organizations like the United Nations. I relaize my ignorance stem from my attitude that “someone out there is going to help these people” and “what can I really do”. Well, I learn from Tsem Rinpoche that every effort, big and small, matters. On a secular level it is called the power of source. Spiritually, it is because when we do something with passion, sincerity and commitment, we summon the similar energies from around us to cause the results we want.

    This ban is very, very, very wrong. To lift it is not impossible. But more voices is needed. More actions are needed to prompt those in power and with authority to lift their hand and open their minds to declare: this atrocity must end now. Not for anything but for humanity as a whole. Humanity is the greatest asset we have in this world because it is on the basis of humanity that we have lived and flourished for over 200,000 years on earth. It is because of humanity that there is that silver lining in every cloud. It is for humanity that a single smile from the heart will brighten the darkest moment.

    Please read more to understand and share your thoughts in comment or support spread the word to those whom you know will share our passion to preserve what is truly good in our world: a faith in our humanity

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    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:46 AM
    Before this, I really doubt on reincarnation but after I watched the video above, it make me believe on reincarnation stuff which is happen to many high Lama. Reincarnation can’t totally explain by scientists but it reallly exists in this world.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this and it open up my view on reincarnation topic.

    Jason

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    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 09:10 PM
    At this day and age, it is indeed surprising for leaders of faith to apply a heavy-handed technique to oppress nonbeliever or the deviant. It is hard to accept because we have been educated by the history of painful examples where discrimination and persecution were usually man-made because of intolerance, lack of acceptance and ignorance. I wish the Baha’i faith grow and shine, and may harmony and love pervades the community.

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    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing with us here online the very rare and holy image of Pabongka Rinpoche in Tantric dress. He is the lineage master of Tibetan Buddhism that His Holiness Dalai Lama is teaching today. I am very fortunate to be able to meet with Tsem Rinpoche whose teaching traced back to Pabongka Rinpoche unbroken. May more people realize the weight of unbroken lineage in Buddhism and hence see the importance of Guru Devotion, which is the cornerstone of pure lineage in many ways.

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  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:34 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for the interesting article. We get to learn more about preventing snakes the natural way. It ‘s nice to know that we can rely on plants to repel snakes, and some of these plants are suitable to be planted in Malaysia. Garlic paste sounds not trying to make and a natural way to repel snakes. I wonder if it works to keep lizards away too?

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-to-prevent-snakes-in-your-backyard.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:22 PM
    This is a very nice sharing by Cindy Dinh. Rejoice to your keen interest in Buddhism in spite of being at an age where spirituality is not a common topic of interest. Please continue to explore the many teachings and topics here on the blog. And thank you, Cindy for writing to show your appreciation. It is a great testimony to the good work by Rinpoche and the team and will be a motivation for the rest of us too.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/thanks-cindy.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:07 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for this advice, which gives depth to what it means by living with parents versus living on our own. The key takeaway is taking responsibility for our own life hence making our own destiny. Camping in our comfort zone for too long will not fuel us to do better or be stronger and more independent. At the end of the day, our attitude determines our actions, and our actions determine our success. Go for it, everyone! You never try, you never know. ��

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/living-at-home-the-real-reasons.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:03 PM
    This is a very beatiful Buddha Manjushri painting. Rejoice for Wylfred and team for taking effort to making this painting and offered it to Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/look-what-the-postman-brought.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 07:41 PM
    Brown is an example of knowing the purpose of his life and actually doing it. I can imagine his passion and drive in growing food to feed the poor. Money is not everything in life. I wish Brown’s example will be the inspiration to more people who will focus more on serving the needs of others and less on self. May Brown continues to be the beacon for the less fortunate. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/he-rejected-the-37-million-contract-to-do-what.html
  • Joy Kam
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 12:55 PM
    What’s Next…

    Dharma Protector practices are regarded as essential does not negate the importance of other practices. It certainly does not suggest that Dharma Protector practices can or should be practised in isolation to replace all of the Sutric and Tantric systems of Buddhism. Why? Because the ultimate protection comes in the form of extinguishing all our karma. When we have extinguished all our karma, we no longer possess the causes to be harmed or affected by negative beings and interferences. In relying upon the stainless Sutric and Tantric systems of Buddhism, we can accomplish this extinguishment of our karma…learn more >>> http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/whats-next
  • Joy Kam
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 12:20 PM
    Did you know that you can “Request A Prayer” here http://www.dorjeshugden.org/request-a-prayer

    It is a section where you can make a special request prayer to make someone’s life better by including them in our this request a prayer section. Someone will include them in their daily sadhana (prayer) when you request. Just fill in the form in this section. You will know when someone has prayed on your behalf as it will be indicated at the bottom. DO CHECK this Interesting feature on dorjeshugden.org out and help someone in need.
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Feb 18. 2017 11:25 PM
    This is a very interesting article. We are know that pollution is bad but not to the effect that it affect dementia too. Many of us may not know or experience the effect as it will only comes in later in our life. While some occupation would require us to live in the city and expose ourself to polluted environment, this is a good study to help the government and project developer to plan the township in order to alleviate such incident in the future.

    I also feel happy for success of the Hen project. It does gives the elderly a chance to utilise their time beneficially and to get to know their neighbourhood. May there be more such interesting project for the elderly.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/does-living-near-busy-roads-develop-dementia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 18. 2017 01:41 PM
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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 18. 2017 01:41 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this profound , precious teachings.
    Never deceive our Guru, have trust an faith always in our Guru to be blessed and protected. Practicing the Dharma and transforming ourselves to be a better person.
    Thanks for sharing the video…a good watch to understand better
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/deceiving-our-guru.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Feb 17. 2017 09:26 PM
    This is a very interesting article and for me to learn the history of my own culture. Chinese in Malaysia indeed have gone through many different phases of colonisation by various government to be who they are today. The cultures of Malaysian are very rich and unique. For example Chinese in different state of Malaysia have different cultures and language.

    Although Malaysia have so many races, religion and cultures. I think it is by understanding each other that we can all come together to live in a peace and harmony environment. Irregardless whether we are Malays, Chinese, Indian, Kadazan, or Iban, we are all Malaysian and therefore should live in harmony and be united.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/chinese-in-malaysia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 17. 2017 04:32 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful article and story of the uneducated farmer having recited mantra devotedly to achieve an astounding level of realiz.ation. Its a inspiration to all of us ,and encouraging .We can recited any mantra thoroughly,sincerely and devotedly and it will bear great results
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-true-account-of-an-accomplished-practitioner-of-the-vajra-guru-mantra-in-recent-times.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 weeks ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
3 weeks ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
3 weeks ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
3 weeks ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

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

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
5 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
5 months ago
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    4 months ago
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
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    Look how this crab eats a cherry.. Incredible and cute... Never seen this before. They have feelings too. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recites offering stanza to Dorje Shugden Septemeber 2016

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Pastor Chia solemnized a couple's marriage registration at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
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Light offering to Lama Tsongkhapa by the WOAH Campers. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Kien and teacher Jenni leading the Mitsegma recitation before the start of Sunday Dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace briefing the students on the activity during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Jayce leading the mantra chanting for KSDS senior student class. Stella, KSDS
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