What Would You Do If Your Religion Was Criticised?

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I am a Dorje Shugden practitioner. I received this practice from my Lama, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche; my Lama received it from his teacher, and the lineage goes all the way back to the 15th Century. I am also a Vajrayanist who has suffered discrimination from other Vajrayana Buddhists.

Some of you may not know of this issue because the rot of discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners has not yet reached you due to various circumstances. I rejoice for you and I hope you will never have to face the ugliness that some people have shown me and my friends, solely because we practice Dorje Shugden. Those of you who have faced discrimination due to your practice may find some peace and safety in what I’m about to share.

In today’s modern and fast-paced world, people are quick to judge even though they do not know you. Strangers will judge and say negative fictional things about you just by looking at your Facebook profile. So, for the longest time, I lived carefully due to my practice. I have supportive friends who tell me, why worry about what others say about you? But when you know that hate and discrimination is going to pour in continuously on a daily basis, it makes you think twice about ‘coming out of the closet’. 

Teacher fined RM4,000 for posting seditious statement about Thaipusam procession

A school teacher was fined RM4,000 by the Sessions Court today for posting an insulting statement on the Thaipusam procession in Batu Caves.

Hidayat Mohamad, 36, was unrepresented and defended himself after claiming trial last year under Section 4 (1) (c) of the Sedition Act 1948 which provides a maximum fine of RM5,000 or a maximum jail sentence of up to three years upon conviction.

He was found guilty for committing the offence on Jan 17 last year at 11.13 am in Ariza Garden Villa, Taman Rainfree in Batu Caves.

Hidayat had published the statement, laced with seditious remarks, on Facebook.

He posted “penyembahan iblis, syaitan dan berhala secara besar-besaran sedang berlangsung, kemudian mendapat liputan meluas media massa tempatan dan antarabangsa” (The worship of the devil and idols is happening now on a grand scale and subsequently, it got extensive local and international media coverage).

A total of 19 prosecution witnesses testified during the trial.

Sessions judge Tasnim Abu Bakar then ordered him to pay a fine of RM4,000.

Prosecution was led by Deputy Public Prosecutor Hamdan Hamzah.

Source: http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2015/11/18/teacher-fined-rm4000-for-posting-seditious-statement-about-thaipusam-procession/

I sighed with relief when I read the recent case “Teacher fined RM4,000 for posting seditious statement about Thaipusam procession” which was reported in The Rakyat Post website. Why? Because I am a fortunate citizen of Malaysia and my country’s policy advocates ZERO tolerance towards seditious acts by the public, whether it is through face to face interactions or electronically. This is the best gift Malaysia has ever given to me, which is the freedom to practice my choice of religion and curbing those who are ignorantly against it. 

There are those in Malaysia, both organisations and individuals, who have publicly advocated that ‘Dolgyal’ practitioners be outcast and avoided. ‘Dolgyal‘ is a derogatory name for Dorje Shugden. ‘Dol‘ is a region in Tibet and ‘Gyal‘ is an abbreviation of ‘Gyalpo‘, which means spirit king. The direct translation means ‘The King Spirit of Dol’ and it is equivalent to calling the deity we practice a ‘demon’, just like Hidayat Mohamad’s seditious comment on the Hindu deities worshipped during the Thaipusam procession. 

It saddens me greatly that our country, which is known for its cultural and religious diversity, has to resort to using the law to enforce harmony and tolerance among its citizens. But it is even more disappointing that some of my fellow Buddhists in Malaysia fail to recognise the ‘wrong conduct’ inherent in discriminating and putting down another’s practice. After all, how does one practise wisdom and compassion by excluding a group of people? What happened to the Bodhicitta vows and the motivation to return to samsara until all sentient beings are liberated?

I have seen too much nastiness that has befallen Shugden practitioners, and my Lama happens to be one of them. As a Dorje Shugden practitioner, I hope that we can all live in peace and practise our religion of choice without being attacked. After all, it is not about Dorje Shugden, it’s about behaving like a decent human being. 

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  1. Lew on Sep 2, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Sometimes I really wonder, what did His government CTA (Central Tibetan Administration) teach their people. Didn’t they teach them about acceptance, tolerance, and religious freedom? Didn’t Buddhism teach us to be kind to everyone? Why use vulgar and defamatory words against other Buddhists? Sometimes I wonder why didn’t HH Dalai Lama put a stop to this? Isn’t He the Nobel Peace Prize Winner, who is supposedly advocate peace to everyone?

    After all, we are not forcing everyone to embrace Dorje Shguden. All we ask is they just leave us alone and let us practice what we received from our Guru.

    I sincerely pray that these people who do not tolerant other religious to find peace within themselves.

  2. Katrina Ann on Jun 19, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Religious freedom should be given in every country, as it is a human right. To practice one’s religion is to have personal faith, belief, and trust in that specific religion. Why follow a religion blindly without having it suited to your personal belief? With that said, why would people discriminate religions of other faiths and their practices, as the choice of choosing or following a specific religion would be one’s personal choice?

    Different faiths have different practices that have their own cultural history and meaning behind it. For example, one would prefer a different choice of color than another due to their own personal reasons. Not everybody has the same taste in food, color, music genre, etc. If one could respect my choices, why can’s they respect my choice of religion? My religion is my own personal choice. It does not bring disturbance to anybody neither does it ask me to discriminate religions of other faiths.

    To be frank, I do not believe that the leaders of each religion would pass down the teachings of discrimination. Buddha did not teach us to harm practitioners of other faiths. Jesus did not ask us to harm or kill the people who do not wish to practice Christianity. All religions preach the teachings of peace and harmony. “Discrimination” is created by man. So why follow the unruly actions created by unenlightened or holy beings than putting our trust in the true teachings, taught by those who have achieved higher attainments. I follow the practice of Dorje Shugden and I personally believe that it helps me in many ways. Why tell me that my practice is wrong when I can see positive results. Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean that I don’t see it. With much said, people need to open their minds and realize how each religion has different practices and a different cultural history and meaning to it, instead of discriminating and causing mental and physical harm to others.

  3. Wan Wai Meng on May 18, 2016 at 12:29 am

    I do not think that anyone or practice is above criticism, however when the criticism becomes personal and not based on logic then one should oppose it. By not opposing it then we are at fault in the propagation of false and incorrect ideals.

  4. Jason on May 5, 2016 at 2:44 am

    In a civilization country, people are free to choose their own religion. In Tibet, Dorje Shugden (DS)practitioners are segregated by non DS practitioners.This issue bring a lot of trouble to DS practitioners especially in basic benefit and medical treatment were being neglected.
    Education on DS should be done via social media channel to let more people know who is Dorje Shudgen(DS).DS is emanation of Masjushri and not a spirit which claimed by Dalai Lama.
    In Malaysia, DS practitioners not facing much problems like Tibetan DS practitioners,but some people are asking me to give up DS practice because of unfavor incident happen between DS and non DS practitioners in Tibet. I did explain to them the real story of DS .
    May DS ban will lift soon to benefit more sentient beings.
    Thanks Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings on Dorje Shugden practices.

    Jason

  5. Lin Mun on May 3, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Dear Sarah,

    Thanks for sharing this article. I agree that we in Malaysia are very fortunate as we have the freedom in religious practice. Unlike other countries like Tibet where the government discriminate and segregate Dorje Shugden practitioners in many ways.

    I pray every country, every leader would exercise fairness and freedom to the people and not propagating bias for their own selfish agenda.

    No one should put down another person’s practice. May everyone has religious freedom.

  6. KB Thapa on Dec 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Everyone claims to be okay with freedom of religion, but the moment you mention Dorje Sugden there is a strange tension that fills the air. We leave in 21st century even now so much discrimination for who practice DS. Malaysia is very nice country where u can have your religious freedom no one said what u should practice, it would be so much easier around the world if Tibetan Government left the ban against DS if not CTA will go down hill.. Discrimination doesn’t last long

  7. Vinnie Tan on Dec 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Similar to you Sarah, I am very happy that Malaysia advocates zero tolerance towards seditious acts by the public. I am very glad that both Singapore and Malaysia teaches their citizens to respect all religions and ask their people to not act or treat people of the different cultural/religious backgrounds differently but to accept them as one big happy family.

    However, what is upsetting is that there are many citizens in both countries that do not see that we are all the same only being different with our believes. There is no one perfect way of religion or of doing things. We are free to choose the different methodology that allows us to reach a common path that we target. No one is more superior than another.

    I am very happy to read about this that Malaysian government have zero tolerance towards discrimination like that.

  8. KB Thapa on Dec 17, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    We are very lucky to be in Malaysia.. I am not a Malaysian but I here more then 13 years . I have no problems practiceing my religion and I can do anything. Now suddenly because of the Tibetan government ban the Dorje Shugden practice.. I get a lots Criticise some of my friends. What wrong with CTA government we all should have our Religious Freedom. Thank you Sarah for for article.

  9. Beatrix Ooi on Dec 17, 2015 at 12:26 am

    We are indeed very lucky that the Malaysian governments are fair and that we are allowed to practise our own respective religions. I have always believed that religion is a choice, and the people should have the freedom to practise whichever religion they want to without bring discriminated or segregated by the society.

    Dorje Shugden practitioners have been discriminated ever since the ban is started, I find it very unfair and pbviously it’s against human rights. Why are witch crafts, black magic and etc are allowed while Dorje Shugden practise isn’t? I don’t understand what is the logic behind it. It has always been Dorje Shugden and H.E Tsem Rinpoche who helped my parents through the hard times, I don’t see how Dorje Shugden is evil or whatsoever like what those who are against the practise claimed.

  10. Pastor David Lai on Dec 16, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Dear Sarah,
    I like your simple little article and how you had weaved discrimination from two different context of religious discrimination together. However, the discrimination experienced by Dorje Shugden practitioners are far more subtle as it is discrimination experienced within a particular school of Buddhism not inter-religious conflict. For most people on the street, they would tend to listen to hearsay and rumors especially if it is from a source they deem to be reliable. Hence, we are fortunate that Rinpoche has built a reputation for his reliable and insightful teachings online.Therefore, many people’s acceptance of the practice and even accept that we are okay is due very much to rinpoche’s presence online.

  11. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Dec 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you for this article, Sarah. Thank you for speaking up.
    When we practice a religion, I always thought it was because we need a personal path of spiritual practice. There are so many different faiths that can be practiced. Each person is entitled to the religion of their choice. Hence freedom to pursue one’s religion of choice is enshrined in many country’s constitution.

    Hence Malaysians are fortunate that we have been enjoying freedom of choice to practice one’s religion for a long time. Unfortunately, there are some individuals and groups, even here, who think that religious practices must be controlled and they set themselves up to be the critiques and watchdogs. There are those who are so against the practice of Dorje Shugden that they have gone to the extent of vociferously criticizing Shugden practitioners online and reported them to “self=appointed spiritual authorities”. This contravenes the very basis of any democratic constitution.

    Any Dorje Shugden practitioner can, without hesitation, tell you that we practice Shugden because we have been relying on Shugden all this while and Shugden has never failed us. Not only that, Shugden has taught me to be kinder and more tolerant of others, and to respect others’ freedom to practice the religion of their choice.

  12. Li Kheng on Dec 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    There are a few basic and fundamental human rights that have been established for decades in human civilization and religious freedom is one of them. As many of us develop tolerance for diversity and some actually master harmonious embrace of differences, there are some communities that still discriminate, apply violence and threat to those they deem wrong.

    It is very conflicting that the culprits in the case of the Dorje Shugden ban is the Central Tibetan Adminstration that represents the 14th Dalai Lama global icon of peace and tolerance.

    This ban is possible as it was exercised within the helpless Tibetan community in exile who had no one to turn to. However, as this issue has gained international attention, it is urgent and time for this ban to be put to an end. Nations like Malaysia act as examples by upholding laws that protect individuality and diversity but they can also by source of pressure for the Tibetan authority to stop such obsolete method of governance.

    Thank you Sarah for your post and sharing of your thoughts and personal experience.

  13. Stella Cheang on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Personally, I find the hatred and discrimination against Dorje Shugden’s practitioner alarming. From what I read here and through other sites, I believe this could be just the tip of an iceberg. Even though what I practice should be my personal choice, but in reality there are people who judge, persecute by virtue of their rank & position, and to the extend of harming Dorje Shudgen’s practitioners.

    It is indeed very fortunate for us living in Malaysia, being protected by the policy of our nation against religion extremities. By practicing acceptance towards other religious practice is actually a form of spiritual practice itself. We do not live in silo or in isolation of the world. And since we are living with other human beings who are different from us yet sharing the same fundamental biological structure; we should strive to embrace the difference and live in harmony for the benefit of everyone, including ourselves. Disharmony leads to discrimination leads to hatred and so on.

    May all those haters out there, please refrain yourself and stop the extremity action as it is not only hurting us, but also yourself ultimately.

    Thank you Rinpoche and thank you Sarah for this blogpost.

    humbly,
    Stella

  14. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Dec 11, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us Sarah. I fully agree – we are fortunate to be living in a country that takes seditious thoughts seriously, and deals with them fairly. So lucky in fact, most of us take it for granted. Because we are not Tibetan, because we are not living in the Tibetan settlements, and by virtue of our nationality and passport, we have this religious freedom.

    But what kind of people would we be if we just sat back content with the religious freedom that Malaysian law affords us, and not speak up (politely) for others who share the same faith as us, yet do not get to enjoy religious freedom in their respective countries?

    I hope Malaysia continues to stand up fairly against seditious thoughts and behaviours, and does not let the policies of external parties like Dharamsala affect the practice of Shugden practitioners in Malaysia. Religious freedom is and should be a universal human right, and people’s personal thoughts and faith should not be policed by an external authority like the CTA.

  15. Louise Lee on Dec 10, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    谢谢 Sarah 的分享。

    其实不论身在何处, 做任何东西, 都会有人在身边或者其它地方说好的,不好的,一大堆的。 难道我们要跟随他们做同样的东西吗?

    对我而言, 我会出来保护我觉得是对的东西。 我会以友善的方式去处理。 学佛可以修智慧,知识, 还有等等的。 所以我们应该以不会伤害任何人的方式去告诉大家,我们做的东西。 有一些人可能会保持沉默,这是不对的。

    在马来西亚是三大民族的国家,我们充满了许多教派,文化的国家。我们一定要遵守国家的法律与大家的感觉。

    千万不可以利用自由度,做的太过火。 拿巨额很难收拾了。

  16. nicholas on Dec 10, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Malaysia is a harmony country that always respect each other religious and believes. In fact the people from other religious together celebrate others religious believes and it’s the wonderful thing you would ever see in a country.

    We thanks a lot to Malaysian government to protect and provide freedom of religion. This is strongly an encouragement from the government and we as the citizen or people staying in Malaysia should support to achieve the highest state of harmony in the country.

    For those that discriminating others believe like Dorje Shugden should stop their act as this action does not go along the line to bring harmony to the country. Whatever we believe should just practice within and should not create disharmony. Our practice is our action and I don’t think any religious will create schism or seperation for others. I support our Malaysian leaders in creating the harmony for the country and respect each other religion for the growth of Malaysia.

  17. Pastor Shin on Dec 10, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Thank you Sarah for sharing your thoughts.

    The constitutions of some countries contain provisions expressly forbidding the state from engaging in certain acts of religious intolerance or preference within its own borders while in some other countries, the constitutions contain provisions forbidding discrimination on religious grounds. This shows that freedom of religion is considered by many people and nations to be a fundamental human right.

    Freedom of religion is enshrined in the Malaysian Constitution. Article 11 provides that every person has the right to profess and to practice his or her religion and (subject to applicable laws restricting the propagation of other religions to Muslims) to propagate it. The Constitution also provides that Islam is the religion of the country but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony (Article 3). Relations between different religious groups are generally quite tolerant, and religious harmony is seen as a priority by Malaysian politicians.

    However, earlier this year, influential UK paper Financial Times columnist David Pilling had written that growing religious intolerance in Asian countries could turn into a “disaster” for the region. He cited Malaysia as an example of yet another country with “hardening ideology” but did not elaborate on the disaster this might cause. I find it sad because the Malaysia I know and grew up in is a country where festivals are held for all major religions, which are participated in by people from that religion and others in a Malaysian practice known as ‘Open House’. We also have a reputation for being a successful multicultural country, with minimal occurrences of religious intolerance. What doesn’t help is the existence of individuals and organisation in Malaysia who have publicly advocated that ‘Dolgyal’ (derogatory name for Dorje Shugden) practitioners be outcast and avoided.

    In Malaysia, we do not welcome religious intolerance or discrimination that will disturb social harmony, especially that of any Buddhist group seeking to garner the support/ recognition/ favour of Central Tibetan Administration by creating schism and disharmony within the Buddhist community here, and the larger Malaysian society.

    Malaysia has been placed on a watch list by an advisory body of the United States government US (USCIRF) over concerns about its limitation on freedom of religion, please do not make it worse.

  18. freon on Dec 10, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Dear Sarah.

    Thanks for writing this article

    This article resonance in me a lot. Once I told my friend I believes in Dorje Shugden, some friend without further checking have already call me a cult. Some even posted nasty words in my Facebook. Some just shut off. The friends that care to told me the reason, said that Dorje Shugden is ban by H.H Dalai Lama. Hello! H.H Dalai Lama is not the head of Gelug schools. Not even My Lama – H.E Tsem Rinpoche who have been in Malaysia for over 20 years and benefits many Malaysian with His Dharma knowledge.
    I am lucky enough that many of my friends care to check double on the practices of Dorje Shugden. Those who care, who learn about my practices, have even gain benefit from Dorje Shugden. Drove Shugden helps them to over come their problems

    I hopes. People who want to criticize. Check the subject before do so. Not only to gain more wisdom and act more mature, also not cause embarrassing to oneself.

  19. Joy on Dec 10, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Great article, thanks Sarah!

    Yes I do agree with you this news has so far been the best news I’ve received! It is wonderful to know that we are born in a country where our religious freedom is given and our rights protected! Thank goodness for that good karma of ours lol.

    This is what real democratic government should do for their people, in serving their people which they have been given the honour to do so and by ensuring the PEACE, HARMONY and PROSPERITY of the country. That is what makes a nation and country strive to success and progress.

    I’m glad justice was served to the one that criticised because when you criticise and insight such insensitive hurtful remarks that creates hate, it is really damaging everyone. The motivation is clearly racist, biased, prejudice with the malicious intent to create disharmony and possibly even violence because such comments only stems from hatred which stems from an ignorant mind. If such actions are left unchecked, it can cause huge issues such riots which will destabilise the country and in the end nobody wins. No one ever wins with hatred… haven’t we all learnt this from all the war we’ve seen on this planet?

    So as a Shugden practitioner, I am glad I am a Malaysian and not living in Dharamsala. However, I do hope that the other Buddhist practitioners who are not Shugden practitioners can at least be decent enough to respect the laws of the land which I believe is also in the United Nations constitution that religious freedom is every human right, hence stop the discrimination and peacefully follow your own like a practitioner would.

    Also I do noticed this unfortunate truth when I observe those who need to always criticise others… It is because of their own deep seeded insecurities about their own position in life which they are not ‘happy’ about. So they take it out on others, they need to criticise and put another person down so that they can supposedly ‘look’ right/good but in reality it is actually the opposite. Om Mani Pedme Hum…. I truly hope the ban of Dorje Shugden will be lifted soon for the sake of peace for all! Grateful to be Malaysian in this case here.

  20. Timmi Wally on Dec 9, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Excellent article, thank you for sharing

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    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 07:14 PM
    Beautiful image of Vajrayogini indeed with shimmering jewels offered to her. Its so nice of this lady Ms Wahyu of her painting of Vajrayogini to our previous Rinpoche whom she have not met before.Vajrayogini’s practice is very powerful to start now making offerings and to be connected .we will then gain a great amount of merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful painting of Vajrayogini.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html#comment-736083
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:18 PM
    Mwalua is truly a very compassionate person. Not many would want to trouble themselves or even risk their live to bring water to these animals. He has such a big heart towards living beings and the importance of life.

    Angie Brown, Cher Callaway and Tami Calliope are also very generous and kind person. They help him to raise fund so he can continue with his action to save the animals.

    I hope Mwalua will receive continuous help from all kind donors so animals don’t have to suffer.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:05 PM
    Heartwarming message from Mwalua, who is so compassionate and empathetic:
    “There is completely no water, so the animals are depending on humans,” Mwalua tells The Dodo. “If we don’t help them, they will die.”

    Mwalua fully aware that the wildlife will definitely die without the water. Furthermore, only humans can help the animals. He is able to let go of his stress and laziness just to deliver the water patiently and passionately. Many wildlife have been saved due to his kind actions. Furthermore, he visited local schools and hope to bring awareness to the children so that when they grow up they can protect the wildlife as one of their legacies.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. This is a good example of loving kindness and compassion to inspire us to greater loving kindness and compassion.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 05:02 PM
    By being a good example ourselves, we can be a more effective campaigner for the helpless animals. I believe that when we want to stand for something, the most powerful words that speak for us is our action. It is inconsistent when one campaigns for the rescued or stray dogs and ask for donations to feed them but consume chicken and seafood and pork and beef. There is no difference between these animals, they all have feelings and fear for pain. So, here’s a picture of the dogs all trapped in a cramped cage where chicken, sea animals, pigs, and cows are in same or worse conditions waiting to be slaughtered. If you feel for these poor dogs, please spare a thought for the other meat on your plate too. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/blog-it-tweet-it-facebook-it-again-and-again-pleeeeeeease.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 04:38 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for the teaching on What is a Blessing. Many of us got all excited when we get a “blessing” from a high lama, but often time neglected the true meaning of the blessing. What Rinpoche taught us is important because we need to stop putting our fate, destiny, life in the hands of others. The mindset of thinking that once we have gotten the blessings from a holy being and then we will have good fortune and will be set for life, s not the correct mindset. The holy lama has the power by his touch to bless us, to protect us and to open up our previous imprint. The blessing is meant to trigger us to become better and change the course of our life for the better. A blessing brings positive energy into our life, and it is really up to us to persistently pursue that good cause and change our life for the better.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/what-is-a-blessing.html
  • Joy Kam
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 04:00 PM
    ***The Advantages of Propitiating Dorje Shugden***

    Dorje Shugden is also known as the Protector of our time because, apart from guiding Buddhist practitioners on their path to Enlightenment, he also attends to our daily challenges and obstacles. Dorje Shugden does this not because he is a fulfiller of samsaric wishes but because in his omniscience, Dorje Shugden recognises that the human mind becomes distracted from Dharma practice by mundane problems. Hence alleviating our worries and fulfilling our wishes is just a means by which Dorje Shugden helps practitioners achieve the higher objective…>>> http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-advantages-of-propitiating-dorje-shugden-part-1
  • Joy Kam
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 03:59 PM
    FEAR NO MORE… here is a method which not only dispels the negative things sent to you and not only does it protects you but it also helps the spirit stop collecting negative karma and binds/subdues it with compassion…

    COMMENTARY ON TRAKZE PRACTICE
    ***A Practice to Dispel Black Magic and Spirits***

    This commentary on Trakze practice was compiled from traditional sources by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche.
    Date: 30th January 2015
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html

    [NOTE: This is a commentary on Trakze’s practice and can be done daily by anyone who wants to receive protection even if you are not afflicted by black magic and spirits. This practice does not require any initiations]
  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 01:42 AM
    Yeo Kwai Gin on Feb 22, 2017 at 1:38 am
    感恩仁波切和邝仁爱讲法师的分享 !

    看完这篇文章后, 我的心情很沉重和心痛, 多杰雄登修持者在这20年以来开始就被歧视, 不友善对待, 伤害,破坏家园。在文章里, 讲法师被朋友在网上绝交(只因为讲法师是雄登修持者),被丑化, 被脏言怒骂等等, 只因是” 多杰雄登修持者 ” 。那是多么的无辜和无奈和心痛 !

    在邝仁爱讲法师提到的, 赞助大德一直以来供养了庞大的资源如金钱, 修理佛堂, 建医疗中心,供养佛像等等, 让寺院里的僧人拥有舒适的地方和足够的资源修行, 但是为何只有了多杰雄登的争论课题, 西藏中央政府要严厉的把 “修持雄登者” 和” 无修持雄登者”严重的隔离呢?

    一直以来, 所有修持多杰雄登法门的高僧大德如帕绷卡仁波切, 赤江仁波切, 宋仁波切, 刚坚仁波切, 詹杜固仁波切等等都是无私的不断弘扬佛法, 把宗喀巴大师的传承与佛法传播到世界每一个角落, 利益众生 !而且, 很多修持雄登的高僧还一直转世回来继续祂们的宏愿呢 !

    修持多杰雄登法门保护我们和帮助减轻或去除我们的障碍,让我们在灵修的路上更加快速的达到成就 !

    希望尊贵的达赖尊者,西藏中央政府和有关当局可以尽早把”多杰雄登争论课题”解决, 因为还没出现这课题之前, 大家都是一样的和谐共处,一起辩论佛法,一起参加法会, 一起开心的生活。

    愿尊贵的达赖尊者与尊贵的上师詹仁波切健康长寿,吉祥如意, 愿雄登课题可以尽早解决, 世界和平 !

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    感恩合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html?nomobile
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Feb 21. 2017 04:37 PM
    Each time when I read of the miracle helps from Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden on people who are in dire straits, the faith for the Guru and Dorje Shugden grow stronger. There are many problems in life where we, human, cannot tackle on our own; especially health problems, emergencies, and disturbance from black magic or spirit. The methods and practice shared by Rinpoche, for example, the Dorje Shugden practice, are proven methods passed from hundreds of years ago and most importantly, it works! Would we rather take a 50-50 chance or seek help from an efficient and proven method? Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/mother-and-son-saved-by-tsem-rinpoche-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Feb 21. 2017 03:54 PM
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Feb 21. 2017 03:53 PM
    This is such great news! Congratulation to Ram on the safe arrival of his newborn baby as well as his wife being saved and survived. It’s great to see them live happily now.
    This proved to us that no matter our race, gender, age and etc, Dorje Shugden will help us if we are sincere and have faith with guru and Dorje Shugden. The instructions from guru included do the pujas, candles light offering and recite Dorje Shugden mantra were important to follow in order to help his wife and baby to collect merits and clear obstacles.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. May Ram and his family continue to be blessed by Dorje Shugden and have the opportunity to learn and practice dharma.

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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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
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
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Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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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
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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
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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
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Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
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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
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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
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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
5 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
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It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
5 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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
6 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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