Starting On Vajra Yogini NOW!

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Oct 28, 2012

The best anyone can do if not enlightenment for now, is to gain mastery over taking rebirth coupled with developing Three Principle Paths. Where you want to take rebirth can be determined by yourself if you practice the sacred Vajra Yogini Tantra thoroughly.

Start now before you are awarded the Vajra Yogini empowerment by:

  • Holding vows and commitments
  • Be honourable and have integrity
  • Whatever work or practices you’ve been assigned, do it diligently and happily
  • Develop contemplations on the good qualities of one’s lama again and again
  • Never give up
  • Practice the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation
  • Make it a point to get along with everyone or as much as possible & be forgiving
  • Study Lam Rim, Wheel of Sharp Weapons, Bodhisattvacha-avatara by Shantideva, Lojong, 50 Verses of Guru Devotion by Ashvagosha
  • Commit to one practice that is light and easy yet profound such as Tsongkapa Guru Yoga daily without fail
  • Follow your Teacher loyally and all the way

Then next step, engage in the preliminary practices slowly but surely and finish:

  • Guru Yoga
  • Vajrasattva
  • Mandala
  • Prostrations
  • Water offerings
  • 35 Confessional Buddhas

Don’t start practice only when you get Vajra Yogini’s empowerment, because you can start now! Prepare for the empowerment immediately by engaging everything I mentioned above. You have Vajra Yogini now. She is everywhere and She is ready for you. If you wish or if your teacher says start, start in this way that I’ve written. Start now. Don’t wait. Nothing happens when we wait. It gets harder the longer we wait.

Obtain a sacred image of Vajra Yogini on your shrine and do all the practices I mentioned ‘directed’ or focused towards Her. All the practices, readings, contemplations use Her as your Universal Buddha. The Buddha that encompasses all Enlightened Beings as your focus. Hence you create powerful affinity with Her this way. So you should be starting now.

If you do as I have mentioned, then when you finally receive the Empowerment of Vajra Yogini, you will be READY to practice Her sacred Tantra and reap the results much quicker!! Reap the results quicker because you have prepared for it well and thoroughly. Don’t receive a sacred empowerment of Vajra Yogini without doing the preparatory practices now when you have the chance.

Good Luck!

Don’t waste time and procrastinate due to excuses that arise from empty reasonings.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

(Just a short & quick advice)

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Shantideva Class at Kechara House, 18 June 2010

Kechara House members checking out my blog on Vajrayogini and leaving comments on the blog post, what an exciting way to learn about Vajrayogini!

 


 

Transcript for Starting on Vajrayogini Now!

Kechara Care members and volunteers and friends in the Ladrang and there’s of course our sincere practitioners that are in KH1 right now who’s been doing the blog teachings.

So I want to speak to you guys just for a few moments and it is like this. I am really really really here in Malaysia to bring Dharma to people who are ready and to people who will be ready soon and people who will be ready in the future. I really don’t have any other purpose to stay in Malaysia. I don’t really have any purpose to hang out anywhere not just in Malaysia. I really have left America to stay in the monastery, and I am very happy in the monastery and I love the monastery, and the monastery has everything that I would want for my life. And when I was sent out of the monastery to go teach, it was very sad for me but at the same time, it was the command of my teachers. Because it was the command of my teachers and the instructions of my teachers, I listened and I followed.

So, in any case, being sad would mean that I am being very selfish. Because if I have true faith and I have true confidence in my spiritual teachers, then I would have a lot, a lot of happiness in whatever instructions they give me. So if my teachers give me instructions and I feel happy, that means I am lessening my selfish mind. Why? Because I trust my teachers’ wisdom more than my own. So therefore when I say I am sad, I don’t mean it in a negative way. I don’t mean it in a negative way but I mean it in a way that I miss the monastery very much. Anyway, I have been blogging a lot of information and the information hits different facets of life. It hits different types of backgrounds and different interests and different likes.

So the latest post that I have put up is on Vajrayogini. The reason I put up on Vajrayogini is because a few of our members and a few of the people connected to our members have passed away, and a few of our members connect to people who will be passing away in the very near future. And the teachings that I gave a few months back, I have already mentioned that this year there will be some close people who will be passing away. So at the time of death, whatever we think is important right now, however righteous we are or however strong or weak or sad or happy we are, it doesn’t matter because if we were to die tonight, if we were to pass away tonight, if tonight was the last night we will ever breathe again or ever see or move again, would we act, would we behave, would we move around and would we sad or happy at the things we are experiencing? Of course not. If we were to die today, if we were to die tonight, of course we wouldn’t be happy or sad at the things that we are happy or sad about today because it wouldn’t matter at the time of death.

So therefore to me, what I figure is this, that in life it goes by very fast. The timing for life goes by very very fast. If you look back at your life and you look at yourself and you examine yourself carefully, you ask, “Where did all the years go by?” When you look at your face and you look at your hair and you look at your body, at the size and the shape, you have to ask yourself, “Where did all the time pass? Where am I now? And then is it going to get better in the next years coming? Am I going to get younger? Am I going to get better? Am I going to get healthier? Am I going to get stronger or is it going to get worse?” So when we look at ourselves clearly in the mirror and we face the truth, things do not get better. Things will deteriorate because that’s the nature of existence.

Hence when we meditate on what I am explaining to you, when you think about what I am explaining to you, when you are focusing on what I am explaining to you, those are all points for transformation. Because when you focus and meditate on what I am explaining to you, your mind will transform.

So it is very very important that we do Vajrayogini’s practice today. It is very important that we adopt Vajrayogini as our Yidam today. It is very very important for us to do Vajrayogini’s practice today. It is very important that we start immediately and we should never make excuses. We should never make fifty excuses why we can’t do Dharma today. We should never make fifty excuses. Why? In fact, even when we receive the Dharma, we should be very respectful. We should be very still. We should not be moving or fidgeting around. We should not think this or that. We should not disturb other people. We should not disturb our own mind. We should be very respectful, and very still and very calm to listen to the Dharma. Why? Because Dharma is something we should respect. Why? Because Dharma can change our life, change our son, change our daughter, change our future. Do you know how many mothers I have who come to me now and they say, “I wish I had listened to you to do what I was supposed to do before, so that my children would have been okay now? My having problems with my children now, I am having difficulties with my children now because I wish I had done what I hadn’t done before.”

So my point is what is? When we had the chance now to do Dharma we should do Dharma. And what kind of Dharma that I would like you guys to do? A few days ago I put up a posting on Vajrayogini. It is short, it is sweet, it is easy and it is especially tailored for our modern, so-called busy, distracted people. So if you look at my blog site where I have the latest post on Vajrayogini, there is something there for mothers, there is something there for fathers, there is something there for single people, older people, younger people. There is something there for people who are busy. There is something there for people who are not busy. There is something there for serious practitioners. There is something there for people who are new in Dharma. So if you look at my latest Vajrayogini post and you read it carefully, I gave a talk on it to the liaisons about four, five days ago. And I have asked Paris and David to write a little commentary on the teachings that I gave and it is on the Vajrayogini post in the comments section. And what I would like all of you to do is to read the Vajrayogini post carefully. At least once a week, read it carefully because it is not long, and read the comments section by Paris and by David because they further explain what I explained in that post.

So if you start doing that practice now, it will benefit you, it will benefit your parents, it will benefit your grandparents, it will benefit your children. Why? Let me explain and you listen very carefully. Because if we have a barrel or we have a bucket and we put water inside and the water overflows, it will make everything around the bucket wet also. That means the water affects everything around it – not just inside the bucket – it will affect everything around the bucket.

So therefore, if we have our family members around us, if we have our children and we have people around us that we really love and we really care, then giving them food and money and a house is great but that will not be enough. Why will that not be enough? It wasn’t enough for you. Look at yourself – your parents gave you food and house and education. They gave you your body, they gave you morals but that wasn’t enough to be happy in life. It wasn’t enough to survive. It wasn’t enough to do what you needed to do. Were they at fault? No. They weren’t at fault. That is the nature of samsara. So if you look at yourself, was it enough just to get food and love and care and education? No, it wasn’t. So if you are doing the same thing for your children or your friends or your partner, it will not be enough for them too. What you need to top off everything – Dharma. You need to give your children Dharma. But you can’t give your children Dharma if you don’t practise Dharma because when your children have difficulties and problems and sufferings in the future and they will, like you did… when you were children, everything is fine and when you grow up, then all the problems come. How did you solve it? You made a lot of mistakes and a lot of problems for yourself, not because you are bad; you didn’t have any other way, you didn’t know how.

So therefore if we practise Dharma we will inspire others, people around us, our relatives, our children, our friends, our wives, our husbands, our partners; we will inspire people around us. If we speak Dharma to others, the only way other people will listen is if we do it. For example, if I don’t do Dharma practice, if I don’t keep my commitments, if I am not sincere, none of you would be here. There would not be thirteen departments in Kechara House. There would not be more and more people coming to Kechara House. Why? If I am not doing what I am supposed to be doing and I am not sincere, how will I influence you? So how will you influence other people if you yourself don’t do Dharma? This is not criticism. This is not a scolding. This is food for thought, food for thought.

So therefore I put on the Vajrayogini post…Vajrayogini because our centre’s yidam is Vajrayogini and Tsongkhapa, and if you read my post carefully, Tsongkhapa and Vajrayogini are one being, they just manifest differently but their body and the symbols on their body represents the complete path to enlightenment. So if you look at the blog carefully, and you read the blog carefully, and you go over carefully and you study more and more, you will see how intensely profound and how deep that blog post really is and how easy to share.

Everyone should have a Vajrayogini image. Everyone should have a Vajrayogini altar. Everyone should have a Vajrayogini shrine – big, small, bigger the better but big is subjective according to our budgets, and to do it well and to dedicate it to our loved ones and to dedicate to the people that have been kind to us and to start Vajrayogini’s practice as I have written on the blog. If you start as I have written on the blog then it is the same as if you have received Her empowerment. Then in the future…

We are now building our 700-capacity prayer hall in SunwayMas. The next project, we’ll be building Menara Kechara. The next project…the concurrent project will be KWPC. And when those all come up, especially KWPC, maybe even in Menara Kechara, I will be giving select groups of people Vajrayogini’s practice. I will be giving select groups of people her commentary and her meditation, and passing the lineage down to people. And then we will have secret intense retreats on Vajrayogini because I really want to create practitioners. Some people say, “Well, can I start now?” You can’t do her mantra, you can’t do her meditation, you cannot do her practice because her practice requires a high level of practitioners or people who are highly ready. So how do you get ready? You don’t do Vajrayogini’s practice when you get it. You have to start doing Vajrayogini’s practice now. You need to prepare yourself now, in order that you can get the practice. You see you don’t go to the Olympics, then start running. Before you go to the Olympics, you have to train your body for five to ten years to get it in shape, to get it ready and win contests. You have to win local contests, you know, state contests, national contests, international contests before you can get to the Olympics. You don’t just start running and practising when you get to the Olympics.

Well, Vajrayogini is like the Olympics. You have to start now. You have to start training now. So everything I have posted on the Vajrayogini blog, do not pick what you like and ignore what you cannot, what you don’t like. You have to do one by one by one by one by one. That will be very very beneficial for you. You might think, “But it is so hard, it is so difficult.” Yes it is. It is difficult, it is hard. Do you know why? Because our lazy selfish mind tells us it is hard. Because for many people it is not hard. For many practitioners it is not hard. It is just dependent on your priority. So it is very important to take a look. Remember, remember my favourite thing is within sixty years everybody in the room will be dead. Every single person in your room that you are sitting in, within sixty years will be dead. Some ten years, some five years, some fifteen years, some twenty years, some thirty years; everybody sitting in that room that you know, your relatives and loved ones, your children, your friends, most likely within sixty years, or close to it, will be dead.

Meditate on that. Think about that. So all the things you are happy about, all the things you are unhappy about makes no difference anymore when your mind leaves your body and your body starts to decompose. It doesn’t matter anymore. Only the Dharma practice you have done will save you, will help you, will lead you, will guide you. Nothing else is left. And if you find this uncomfortable, it is very good. It means your mind can perceive and your mind can think. Your mind can have some logic. If you don’t find it uncomfortable you should meditate until you become uncomfortable. So it forces you to do more Dharma practice. That’s very important.

So therefore I want all my students who are listening and I want all of you to please share with other people. It is out of my great concern, it is out of my great care and it is out of my great planning for all of our future that I have posted Vajrayogini’s teachings, in short, on the blog and if all of you look at it and you practise it, you will be practising Vajrayogini right now. You see you can recite The Wheel of Sharp Weapons. You can recite the 50 Verses of Guru Devotion. You can recite the Three Principle Paths. You can recite and learn the teachings on the Eight Thought Transformations and it can all be directed to Vajrayogini because you don’t have to do her mantra and prayers to be praying to her. You can use The Wheel of Sharp Weapons to pray to Vajrayogini. You can use the 50 Verses to pray to Vajrayogini and request her to bless you, request her to give you her wisdom so you may understand and penetrate. So when you are doing that, you are focusing on Vajrayogini.

I would like very much in KH1, the Administrators there, the Education department there to explain the blog on Vajrayogini and the explanations that I have given to everyone in the Ipoh Study Group, and Malacca Study Group and JB Study Group, and Singapore Study Group. I would like very much for it to be given in KH1, in KH2, in all the classes that we have to more and more people in the future, this particular blog. And I would like in KH1, the Education people to also, at least twice a month, to have teachings from the blog which means you open up one of my blogs, and have a talk and explanation and have everybody post a comment. If there’s older people there, post the comment for them, read it to them and make sure they confirmed that’s what they said, and then you can put their names there, and you can post it so that their input is there.

It is very wonderful and exciting to read everybody’s input because it’s…everybody should share what they feel. And don’t just write simple inputs and comments like, “Oh it’s beautiful, it’s so nice, it’s so wonderful”. Write how it affects you. Write what you are going to do. Write specifically how you are going to go about this practice. Why? Because whatever you write can touch someone else’s life. Whatever you say can affect someone else’s life. So that’s why it is important whatever we write and say, we have to think about it carefully. We have to focus on it carefully. We don’t simply do and say and act because everything we say and do can affect someone adversely or positively.

For now, besides what I have posted on the blog, make it a point to get along with everyone. Make it a point to be kind to everyone. Do not fight, do not show a black face, do not show impatience, do not do that to anyone even if they have harmed you, do not. Do you know why? Because if you do that to them, then you become just like them and you are not any better and that is not spiritualism at all. Of course people have hurt you and damaged you. You should not let them hurt you and damage you, and you may be careful with them but it doesn’t mean you hold anger towards them. You need to forgive. Remember, ultimately all harm that comes to us, ultimately, originally came from the harm we gave to other people. So whatever harm we have received is harm we have given to other people that is coming ‘one sharp wheel of weapon’ around, back to us. So what is very important is whatever harm that we receive, we must be patient, we must be forgiving, we must tolerate because no harm came to us from no causes. And the cause of the harm that we have received, the cause came from our self. The cause came from what we did. The cause came from what we had done to others. So therefore it must come back. Otherwise where else does the harm come from? Where else will it come from? It cannot just come from nowhere. And some harm we receive from people, these people that give us harm, sometimes they give a lot of help to other people. How come the same people who give us harm, can give help to other people? That means that even these people that harm us are not permanent, are not fixtures that actually give harm. It is from our own karma.

So what is important right now is to do our work conscientiously, well, to do our work completely. To never ever do our work ‘half past six’ or not completely, not well and to leave it to others. Or to be lazy or to be slow or to do our work in such a way that we burden others. Why? If we believe in Buddha and we believe in karma and we trust our teachers and we believe in the teachings of the Buddha, then we will not do our work in such a way that we don’t do it well, that other people have to make it up for us. Do you know why? Because if you don’t do your work well, you leave it for someone else to do for you. How can you eat, sleep late, enjoy, do what you like? Everybody else would like to do what you are doing. Everybody else would like to have good things. Everybody would like to sleep late. Everybody likes to relax. Everybody likes to have freedom of time, everybody. How come you can do it and then someone else must cover for you, and you yourself can relax and enjoy, and then you pray and do mantras and then you read Dharma, and you go to Dharma centers, then you go meet your guru…that’s not correct. Why? Because behind everyone’s back, you are putting your work on other people and you are using them to enjoy yourself, or you are using them not to do your responsibility. If you do like that, I am not saying you are like that, I am saying if you do like that, then that’s not spiritual practice.

People think spiritual practice is recite ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’, meditate, make offerings to the Buddha. Those are supportive spiritual practices. Those are not the actual spiritual practice. The actual spiritual practice is to take the burden onto yourself. The more difficult road you take, the more easy a road you give to other people. If you are selfish, you are not spiritual. If you are selfish, you will create more negative karma to harm yourself and others. If you are selfish, you will have to suffer a lot in the future. Selfishness is your enemy. People are not your enemy. Selfishness is the thing that brings harm to you. No one bring harm on you except your own selfishness. So if we find doing more for others is difficult, it is not that doing more is difficult for others. Why? Because we are selfish and we are not used to it. Solution? We must fight it. Solution? We must do it. Solution? We must do it until it becomes easy. We have to do it…when it becomes easier to do and we don’t have…we don’t see it as a burden, we don’t see it as a problem, it becomes easier. And it does become easier. I promise you. Helping people, being kind, taking on their burdens and doing more for others definitely, one hundred percent becomes easier. Why? It is just a matter of habituation. Once we habituate ourselves to take more responsibility, to be more kind and to be more considerate to others and not to put our burdens on other people, once we get used to it, it becomes beautiful and easy. Do you know why? Because when people like you, when people have tears in their eyes, and they say “thank you” to you, and when people want to be near you and when people want to be your friend and when people appreciate you, you will know that that is the right path.

Never mind Buddha, karma and next life. When people appreciate you and like you and want to be around you and you don’t need to avoid them, you don’t need to run away from them, you don’t need to be insecure, that when they like you, it means you are doing a good job. It means that people can feel your kindness and your love. And when people feel that and they are happy to be around you, that is Dharma.

So everybody wants to wake up late, everybody wants to have easy life, eat good food, relax and have their own timing and control of their timing. Everybody wants that. But everybody cannot have that so we must share the burden. We should not put our responsibility onto other people. Do you know why? Because one day that karma will come back to us. It will come back to us, one way or another. That’s for sure. The Buddha cannot be wrong. Secondly if we put our burden on others, we don’t do our work well, it means that we are still a very selfish person. If we are still a very selfish person, how do we become spiritual? A spiritual person is a person who is not selfish. A person on the spiritual path is a person who lessens their selfishness. Please let me repeat. A person who is lessening their selfishness is on the spiritual path. The spiritual path is equated to lessening your selfishness. How many mantras you do, how big your altar, how many Dharma pendants you wear, how beautiful your mala is, is not spirituality. Those are only different methods to help you get to spirituality. So if your selfishness lessens, if your selfishness becomes less, then you are on the spiritual path and you are becoming spiritual. And when you become spiritual, you will like yourself and other people will like you. When you become spiritual, you will like yourself and other people will like you, and your children will respect you, and your partners and your family will observe the change in you and will respect you, and you can even bring them to the Dharma. Why? Because of how much you have changed and that’s very important.

Do your work well. Never burden others. Don’t force other people to remind you over and over and over what your responsibility is. When you make other people remind you, it means you are selfish. When you are selfish you have to expect more sufferings and difficulties to come. You have to expect problems to come. Don’t push your work onto others. Take your work and do it well, and take some of other people’s work and their burdens quietly and gently and do it for them, and with a smile. Make people happy. Take people’s burden away. Take people’s problems away. Give them good advice. Give them good character. Give them good personality and give them good energy. Whenever you walk into the room, you should be like a shining light. When people see you, they respect, they like you, they love you and they say you are a good person, you are a good person. And when you become that person, then you are spiritual and when you are spiritual, you can bring spirituality to so many people who need it, so many people who have no direction, no purpose, sad, depressed. Even I meet so many people who want to kill themselves. The only way to help them is if we can show them a different path and a different way.

So therefore today I just wanted to…I am very happy to see many people in the Ladrang department volunteering and working. I am very happy to see people in KH1 having classes, and I would like the KH1 Administrators to give Dharma from the blogs and invite Paris and David to give an explanation because they attend most of my talks. They will be able to remember and explain, and to talk about it to the class and explain. And I would like all the departments to look through Vajrayogini blog, and explain and talk and tell them what it is all about, especially read the comment section. Because why? It will help everyone to bring Dharma to other people. The more knowledge, you have the more powerful become.

So a summary:

  1. I would like everybody to do the Vajrayogini practice and how you should you do it, I have written on my blog very clearly
  2. A short summary of that, again is to take your work and do it all the way and never let your work burden other people. Never let your work spill onto other people. Do your work and do extra. Why? Because you are kind, because you are caring, because you are spiritual, because you don’t want other people to suffer
  3. Develop yourself to become someone that people like, people respect, people follow, people listen to and people find happiness to see you. Develop into that person no matter how you were in the past

And the last thing is, if you follow my blog post and you look at the Vajrayogini post and you read it carefully in the comment section, you can start your Vajrayogini practice today. Remember everything we have will be gone, everything we are going to get will be gone, everything we are keeping now will be gone. The only thing we can take with us is our mind. So that’s very very very very important okay?

I wish everybody well. I wish everybody a good night and I wish everybody a good rest. I am going to do a quick dedication and then I am going to say goodbye.

Practise Vajrayogini, practise Tsongkhapa who are one. Take the burdens of others onto yourself. Do your work well, conscientiously, and make your presence and who you are a pleasure for other people to see and think about. Even when people think about you, they feel happy to think about you. When you make other people happy, that is Dharma. Never make people remind you of what you need to do. Be responsible because you care. Spirituality is being a person whose selfishness is lessening and lessening and lessening. A truly spiritual person is a person who has no selfishness or very little. That’s spirituality okay?

Thank you very much and good night to everybody. Bye bye.

 


 

克切拉亲善部成员,志工,身处于拉章的朋友们,当然还有正在克切拉1忙着做部落格教学的真诚修行者们。

是这样的, 我想用一小段时间跟你们分享。我来到马来西亚真的真的是为了把佛法带给那些已准备好或即将准备好又或者在不远的将来能准备好的朋友。除此之外,我没有其他的目的而留在马来西亚。不但是马来西亚,我真的没有别的目的而在任何地方逗留。我离开美国是为了参与寺院生活,而且我非常享受寺院生活,在寺里拥有我全生命最想要的所有。对我而言,当我被谴派离寺到外传法时,我倍感悲伤;不过,与此同时这是上师的吩咐。也就因这是上师对我的吩咐,我服从。

因为在任何情况下,表现出伤感就意味着自我自私的表现。如果我对我的精神导师有着完全的信任与信心,在我从他们身上得到任何指示时都应感雀跃万分。因此当我从上师手上得到任何指示时而感开心,就代表了我在减化本身的自私心。此话怎讲?因为此举完全表现了我相信上师的大智远胜与我。这也代表之前我所说的伤感并不负面,而是我本身十分想念寺院生活。不管怎样,我在部落格里为了不同生活层面添加了很多资讯。它们是为了满足来自不同种类,背景及兴趣的人而特别设计的。

在我最新的文章里谈及了金刚瑜伽母。之所以会把金刚瑜伽母编排出来是因为我们当中有几位会员和几位跟我们的会员有着直接或间接关系的人将会在不久的将来永远的离开我们。在几个月前的其中一个课程里,我讲过今年将会有些我们十分亲近的朋友将会离我们远去。在临终前后,任何我们现在觉得重要的,符合道理的,强的,弱的,开心的,悲伤的 一切将变的不再重要。试想想如果我们今晚将会去世,如果今晚将成为我们最后一次的呼吸,走动或观看, 我们是否还会因经历过什么而表现出快乐或伤感?当然不会。如果我们今天将面对死亡,如果我们今晚即将离世,我们将不会因快乐而感快乐,因悲伤而感悲伤,因为在死亡边缘一切以变的不在重要。

因此我领悟到,生命流失的很快。如果你回头看看你的一生,再看看自己,仔细观察,问问自己:“这些年都到那去了呢?”当你观察你的面容,发型及体型再问问自己:“时间都到哪去了呢?我又身处何方呢?”然后想像是否会在来年变的更好?是否会变的越来越年轻?是否会越来越好?身体是否会变的更加健康?我是否会越来越强壮或是越来越遭?照镜反观并面对事实的真相,所有的事情并不会变的更好。所有的人,事,物只会不断的退化,这是自然界的定律。

因此当我们在凝思我之前跟你们所解释的,当你想像我所跟你解释的,当你专注我刚所解释的,这一切都是心识转换的点。因为当你专注冥思我所解释的,你的内在意识将得以转换。

所以由今天开始我们因该学习金刚瑜伽母的法门。很重要的,我们因该由今天起封金刚瑜伽母为我们的本尊。从今天起我们就开始练习金刚瑜伽母的法门。我们不为自己找借口,马上开始是很重要的。我们不应找五十个介口来塘塞为什么我们不能修持佛法。为什么?实际上,当我们接触到佛法,我们应心生十分的尊敬心,应保持坚定,不应摇摆不定,更不该因自身而影响他人。我们也不该影响自身的思绪。我们因该抱着一颗尊敬,沉着与稳定的心来聆听佛法。为什么?因为佛法值得我们尊敬。为什么?因为佛法能够改变我们的生活,改变我们的儿女,改变我们的将来。你们知道曾经有多少母亲来到我面前对我说:“我多希望我能一早听取你的建议,做一些我该做的事,那可能我的孩子现在就没事了。”我和我孩子之间存在着很多问题,因为我希望做一些我从没做过的事。

我的重点是什么呢?当我们遇到佛法,并有幸为佛法做出贡献时,我们就应该去做。而我又想你们为佛法做些什么呢? 几天前, 我上载了一篇有关于金刚瑜伽母的文章,它精简,易解,它是为了自称忙碌,没有时间的现代人而特别量身定制的。所以当你从我的博客上阅读关于金刚瑜伽母的文章时,你会发现当中有些教法是特别为了母亲所写的,有些是为了父亲所写的,也有一些是为了单身人士,年长者,青少年所写的。当中也少不了为忙碌者,空闲人士,认真的修行者又或是刚接触佛法的朋友们所撰写的。所以,请你仔细阅读我最新有关于金刚瑜伽母的网帖。四,五天前,当我正在为协调助理们开示时,我吩咐Paris与David将其内容列为载要,并在留言处与大家分享。我想你们仔细阅读此网帖。一星期一次仔细的阅读因它并不太长。当然不要错过Paris与David在留言处更详细的解释。

如果你现在就开始练习,它不单会利益你,他还回为你的双亲,祖父母还有孩子带来利益,为什么?让我来解释,请你仔细聆听。如果我们手上有一个桶,我们把水往里面灌,而当水满出桶外时,因连带关系水桶周围自然也会变的湿漉漉的。那代表水不单只是影响了桶内,桶外也一并被水影响了。

因此,如果我们有家庭成员,孩子,身边的朋友,那些我们爱及关心的人围绕着我们,供给与他们食物,金钱或房子是很好但那并不足够。为什么那会不足够呢?因为这些连你自己都不足够。看看自己机,你的父母供给你食物,房子安定教育。他们还给了你身体与道德观念不过这还不是不足够让我们在生活上得到快乐。这不够让我们身存,也不够让我们去做我们该做的事。错误在他们身上吗?不,他们一点错都没有。这就是轮回的特性。如果你反观自看,当你只拥有食物,爱,关怀与教育那就够了吗?不,那肯定不够。同样的,如果你对孩子,朋友与伙伴也有着同样的想法,相对的他们也会不足够。那你能做些什么让其变的更完整--佛法。你必须灌输你的孩子佛法。但如果你不修持佛法,你将不能把佛法带给孩子们。将来,你的孩子们将会在生活上遇见难题, 困难与苦处,就像你一样。当你童年时一切都很完美,但长大后,问题便接踵而来。回想你又是如何解决的呢?你不断的凡错,为自己制造了很多问题,那并不代表你很坏,而是你也没有别的办法,又或者不知该从何下手。

如果我们修持佛法,我们将能引响他人,那些我们身边的人,亲戚朋友们,我们的孩子们,妻子,丈夫,伴侣; 我们将能感染身边的人。当我们与别人分享佛法时如能触碰到他们的内心只因为我们本身将佛法运用在身上。举例:如果我不修行佛法,不守诺言,不真诚,你们没有一人会在这里。那将不会有十三个克切拉部门。那也不会越来越多人来到克切拉佛教中心。为什么?如果我没做我因该做的事,或我不真诚,那我如何感染你?而你又怎能感染其他人,如果你本人不修持佛法?这不是在批评或辱骂。这是精神粮食。

因而我上载了金刚瑜伽母的网志。选择金刚瑜伽母是因金刚瑜伽母和宗喀巴大师是本中心的本尊,如果你仔细阅读我的网志,你会发现宗喀巴大师与金刚瑜伽母原是一体成形的,他们只是显现出不同样貌,不过他们背后地深层意义是无二的,他们都代表着一切证悟之道。如果当你仔细阅读那篇网志,仔细的阅读部落格,当你重复又重复的阅读,你就会发现此网志即极奥妙却易分享。

每个人都因该有至少一个金刚瑜伽母的图像。每个人都因该拥有金刚瑜伽母的佛坛,大,小,越大越好,但“大”是依照个人的能力为准。把它做好并回响给我们所爱的人,回响给那些善待我们的朋友,与此同时,开始练习我之前在部落格上所分享的金刚瑜伽母修持法。依照我在部落格上所分享的金刚瑜伽母修持法就好像我们已接受了她的灌顶。那在以后的将来。。。

我们已在金双威建立了可同时容纳多达七百人的新佛殿。下一个计划将会是克切拉大厦。再接下来,就是已着手进行的克切拉世界和平中心。而当人们来到克切拉和平中心或者克切拉大厦时,我将选择性的把金刚瑜伽母法门授给不同人们。我也会把金刚瑜伽母的注释与观想法门传给特定的小组,并将此传承带给大众。我们将会秘密的进行密集式的金刚瑜伽母闭关因为我想成就更多修行者。有的人会问:“我可以现在开始吗?”不,你不能够持她的心咒,你不能做她的观想,你不能修他的法因为她的法门只公开与高层次的修行者或已完全做好准备的人. 那该如何准备呢?你不该等到得到她的时候才开始练习。你现在就该开始练习金刚瑜伽母。为了要得到她的法门,现在就该准备自己。我们不会到了奥林比克运动会才开始跑步。在还没到奥林比克运动会之前,你们必需先训练五至十年,以让我们的身体处于最佳状态,并以准备好得奖。在参加奥林比克之前,你们必须先赢到县赛,洲赛,国赛国际赛事等等。你们不会因为到了奥林比克才开始跑步与练习。

金刚瑜伽母就好比奥林比克,现在就该开始练习。你现在就该开始训练。所以针对我在部落格上所写有关金刚瑜伽母的所有,你不能选择做些不做些,你必需万万全全的跟着所有指示一步一步的做。那将会为你带来很多益处。你可能会想说,“那好难,太难完成了”是的,那真的很难。但你是否知道为什么吗?因为我们自私懒惰的心识误导我们这很难;因为有很多人说一点都不难。对于很多修行者而言那一点都不难。这一切取决与你自身对事的优先定论。所以我们必须检查我们的内心。记得我最喜欢的事是在六十年内,这房里的大家将会离世。这房里所有人将陆续在六十年内去世,有的十年,有的五年,有的十五年,有的二十年,也有的三十年。即时,这房里所认识的人其中包括你的亲戚,爱人,孩子,朋友及等等将在六十年后死亡。

把它作为观想,去思考它。当你们的意识离开你们的身体或当我们的身体开始腐烂时,其实一切你们觉得开心的或不开心的将变的不在重要。那时候,唯有你所练习的佛法能帮助到你,拯救你,带领你,引导你。如果你觉得以上谈话使你不舒服,那很好。那代表着你的意识还能感觉,还能思考,他还有一些逻辑性。如果你不觉得不舒服,你应进行观想直至你觉得不舒服为止。因为那会使你修持更多佛法。这很重要。

因此我要求正在聆听的学生们把这教法与他人分享。之所以我上载此金刚瑜伽母的网志是出自于我的关心,我的关爱,这也是我为了大家将来准备的大计划。简短来说,如果你们细读此网志后并加以练习,你以是在练习金刚瑜伽母的法门了。你可以开始念咏利器之轮。你可以念咏上师五十颂。你可以念咏Three Principal Paths. 你也可以念诵eight mind transformation, 这一切都可以针对金刚瑜伽母来做。你不需要以持她的心咒或仪轨来向她祈祷。你可用利器之轮来向金刚瑜伽母祈祷。你可用上师五十颂来向她求以赐福,企求她赐予智慧以让我们更易明白与融入。当我们在做以上动作时,是与专著金刚瑜伽母仪轨无别的。

我希望克切拉1的行政部及教育部把我在部落格上的金刚瑜伽母的修持法与每一位在怡保小组,马六甲小组,柔佛小组和新加坡小组的组员分享。我非常希望在将来能够特别针对此网志在克切拉1和克切拉2 与很多很多的人分享。我也希望克切拉1的教育小组成员能够每月举办至少两次部落格分享会,大家可在我的部落格中选其一标题分享解释后集合大家在留言区内留言。如果当中有年长者,请你们位他们上载他们的想法,为他们朗读并确认他们想说的准确无误,寄上署名,让他们也与大家分享。

是不是很迫不及待想看看大家的想法?大家因该分享自己的感觉。请不要只淡淡写上:“喔,这很好,这很美,太棒了,请写上这影响了你什么。写出你想做些什么?写出你会怎样去修习此法门及背后的原因。因为任何你所写的,所说的都有可能深深的影响他人。这也就是为什么我们在分享之前都必须深思熟滤后在写。我们不胡说乱言,因为我们所说的,所做的都可能为他人带来极正面或极负面的影响。

从现在开始开始练习我较早前所分享的种种,也开始善待他人吧。对人人好,不争斗,不发脾气,不展示你的不耐烦,就连曾伤害过我们的人我们都不应该恶待他们。你知道为什么吗?因为如果我们不善待他人,那我们就跟他们没两样,这一点也不像学过灵修的样子。当然你我都曾被人伤害过。我们应该提防小心以防再被伤害,但那并不代表你我应该对他们把持着一股怒气。你必须学会原谅。请记得这一点,所有我们所经历的伤害,追根究底都来自我们曾带给别人的伤害。所以我们所得到的伤害,都是我们曾经施与他人的伤害,它是经过利器之轮回转到我们的身边。所以重点是我们必需有耐性的去面对我们所接触的伤害,我们必需原谅及忍耐,因为没有任何伤害会无缘无故的降临到我们身上。我们之所以得到被伤害的果,是因为那都来自我们种下的恶因,而此恶因来自我们曾做过的种种。那到底这些伤害从何而来呢?它不可能无缘无故冒出来。 我们都曾被人伤害过,不过那些伤害我们的人, 可能很多时候帮助很多其他人。为什么同样 的一个人为我们带来伤害的人,却能够帮助别人?那其实代表着,那些伤害我们的人其实并不是定律,他们并不是一律的带来伤害。这些我们受到伤害只不过是一种因果的显现。

所以重要的是现在开始就因该切切实实的把工作做好,不因该马马虎虎的的完成它或不完正,不好或是把它推给别人。或又是我们偷懒导致我们把我们的工作连累到他人。为什么呢?如果我们相信佛陀,因果,我们的上师,当然还有佛陀的教法,那我们就不该不把工作做好,而须别人来弥补我们。你知道为什么吗?因为如果你不把你的工作做好,而把它让给别人来为你完成你该原该完成的事项。所有的人都喜欢拥有美好的事情。大家都喜欢迟起床,大家都喜欢放松身心。大家也很喜欢有自由的时间。你怎么可以拥有以上所提的总总而其他人必须来顶替你的工作。你可以放松,享受,接着祷告持咒,再接着阅读佛法书籍,去佛法中心,或觐见你的上师。那很很正确,为什么?因为在所有人的背后,你把自己的工作加附在别人身上,你在利用他人来让自己享受,你也在利用他人来推卸自身的责任。如果你选择这么做,我并不是说你就是这样,我是说如果你这样做,那根本不算是灵修。

很多人都觉得灵修不过是持颂六字大明咒,进行冥想或对佛做供养,这些只不过是帮助我们学习的副修持法,它并不是真正的灵修。真正的灵修应该是把难题都往身上摆。你把难走的路留给自己,康庄大道都留给他人。如果你选择自私,你不学习灵修,你只会为自己带来更多的恶因来伤害自己与他人。如果你自私在不远的将来你将会很痛苦。你真正的敌人不是别人而是自私心。自私就是能为我们带来伤害的因。没有任何事情能够伤害我们,除了自私。如果我们觉得为他人付出很难,那其实并不是因为付出多很困难而是因为我们习惯自私不习惯为他人付出。解决方案又是什么呢?我们必须与它对抗,我们必须努力去做,我们必须一直练习直至它变的容易为止。我们必须去做,当它变的越来越容易,当我们不在把它视为一种负担,当我们不在把它当成一种问题,它就会变的容易,它会变的越来越容易,这我可以向你保证。帮助他人,做好事,为其他人做的更多或为他人减轻负担,一百巴仙肯定会越来越容易。是因为这是一种惯性动作。一旦我们习惯承受更多的责任,做更多好事,多为别人着想并不在把负担搁于他人,它将会变的很美好简单。你知道为什么吗?因为当别人喜欢你,当别人眼里含着泪向你说谢谢,当别人想要接近你,当别人想要与你做朋友,以及当别人欣赏你时,你就知道你做对了。

先不理佛陀,因果或来世。当人们开始欣赏你,喜欢你,想一直围绕在你身旁,你不需要回避他们,你不需要逃离他们,你不需要没有安全感,当他人喜欢你,那代表你做对了。那代表人们可以感觉到你的善良与关爱。当别人开始感受到并喜欢围绕在你身边,这就是佛法。

全部人都想要迟起床,想要过容易的生活,吃好的,放松,拥有自己的时间并完全控制它,不过并不是人人都能掌握,所以我们必须分担。我们不因该把我们责任推向他人,因为迟早我们所造之恶因会回到我们的身边。无论如何,它将会回到我们的身边,那是肯定的。佛陀不可能错。其二,如果我们把我们的包袱搁置在别人身上,我们不把工作做好,那表示我们还是一位自私的人。如果我们还是自私的人,我们如何成为拥有心灵修养的人。一名灵修者会是一位不自私的的人,一名在灵修道路上的人将会变的越来越不自私。灵修的道路相等于减少自私心。无论你持了多少的心咒,你的佛龛有多大,戴了多少的佛坠,你的念珠有多美,这一切都不算是灵修。这只不过是一些不同的方法来领导我们去接近真正的灵修。所以如果你减低了自身的自私心,或你的自私心减低了,那你就算是在灵修的道路上并变的越来越有灵性修养。当你的灵性修养越来越高时,你会开始喜欢上自己,别人也会开始喜欢你,你的孩子会尊敬你,你的伴侣和家庭会发现你的改变而尊敬你,而你也可以把佛法带给他们。因为你改变了多少很重要。

把你的工作做,不拖累他人。不须别人一直一直不断重复你的责任。当你使别人提醒你时,那代表着你很自私。当你选择自私,你就必须期待着更多难题与痛苦的来临。你必须等待难题的到来。别把自身的工作推向其他人,请你的工作做好,如果可以请你也静静的替别人分享他们的工作与负担,并附加一个笑容。让他人开心。分担别人的负担,分担别人的问题,给于他人好的建议,给于他们好的性格,给以他们好的品行,好的能量。当你走入一间房间时,你就像一束耀眼的光芒。当别人见到你时,他们尊敬你,喜欢你,爱上你,他们会称赞你是一个好人。当你成为那样的一个人时,你就是一名灵修者,而当你是灵修者,你就可以把灵性修养带给很多需要的人。我遇到很多想自杀的人,很多没有方向,目标,伤心,犹豫的人,唯一能够帮助他们的就是指引一条不同的道路,不同的方向给他们。

因此,今天我很开心见到很多人在拉章内做志工与工作。我很开心见到人们在克切拉1内上课,我希望克切拉1的执行人员从我的部落格内分享佛法并请David 和 Paris 给于更深一层的解释,因为他们俩参与了我大部分的开示。他们有能力记得与解释也有能力在课堂上分享。我也希望所有部门都仔细阅读此金刚瑜伽母的网志,也解释让他们知道这到底是什么,特别是流言区。因为那将会帮助大家把佛法带给大家。当你拥有越深的知识,你将会变的更有力量。

摘要今天的重点:

  1. 我想大家都进行金刚瑜伽母的入门修习法,而因该如何开始,我以在部落格上写的很清楚
  2. 简短来说,把自己的工作做足100巴仙,别让自己增加他人的负担。别让你的工作影响他人。不但把自己工作做好,也做超出自己的工作范围。因为你很善良,因为你很关心,因为你有灵性修养,也因为你不想他人受苦
  3. 把你自己建立成为人人喜欢,跟随,聆听的那个人。当人们见到你时,你将会为他们带来快乐。把你自己建立成为那个人,无论你之前是个怎样的人。

最后的是,如果你跟随我的部落格,并仔细阅读有关金刚瑜伽母的网志中的流言区,你可以现在就开始练习金刚瑜伽母入门修习法,请记得无论我们所拥有的所有将消失,我们将得到的也会消失,我们现在所保留的也会消失。唯一我们可以带走的是我们的意识。那是非常,非常,非常重要的。

我祝愿大家好,大家晚安,希望大家好好休息,我会简短的做一段回响,然后我就会跟大家说掰掰。

修持金刚瑜伽母,修持宗喀巴大师原为一体。为别人的减轻负担。仔细的把工作做好,把你的出现为大家带入更深一层思维。当别人想起你时,你会让他们快乐,当你为大家带来快了,这就是佛法。不让人提醒你该做的事情,负责任因为你在乎。灵修是个人的自私心越来越少,越来越少,越来越少。一个真正的修行者是一个没有自私心的人或就算有也非常微薄。

那就是灵修。谢谢大家,晚安。拜拜。

 


 

Notes:

His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche was asked by Heruka and Vajrayogini to combine the Sakya Vajrayogini teachings with the techniques that Tsongkhapa had given for the Heruka practice. These came from Tsongkhapa’s writing on the Secret precepts of Heruka, the Elucidation of all Hidden Meanings [Tib. Be dön kun säl]. That’s why he said that if he got a piece of cloth from a Sakya lama and one from a Gelugpa lama and stitched them together, it would be good. By combining the Sakya techniques with those of Tsongkhapa, the great Pabongka contributed a lot on this practice. He wrote the long Vajrayogini sadhana called Dechen Nyur Lam, Short Path to Great Bliss. That has everything in it. You really don’t need detailed teachings; read that slowly, it has everything in it. So His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche said that from him on it is not only the short lineage from Vajrayogini to His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche, but also the long lineage and the combined teaching techniques.

Je Tsongkhapa and Vajrayogini. There is also a big question on Tsongkhapa’s relationship to Vajrayogini. A number of people have said that in Tsongkhapa’s eighteen volumes of work not a single word is devoted to Vajrayogini. The lineage masters continuously told us that Tsongkhapa kept this practice as his hidden heart treasure. So Tsongkhapa had been practicing that, and he had a lot of techniques for the Vajrayogini practice, many of which you will find in Elucidation of all Hidden Meanings, though they are quite irrelevant to the Heruka practice. It was His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche who made it very clear that Tsongkhapa had so many techniques and who combined all together and that is how the lineage has come through.

Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Then, of course, you know that the ownership of the general teachings and particularly of the mother tantra has fallen on to the late Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang. I don’t have to talk much about Trijang Rinpoche. Most people know him. He is the teacher of H. H. the present Dalai Lama. He was a great living Buddha who passed away in 1981 at the age of 81. His reincarnation has already been found.

(Extracted from Vajra Yogini Teachings by Kyabje Gelek Rinpoche, page 40, published by A Jewel Heart Transcript)

June 14, 2010

 
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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 5, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    A very clear explanation On Vajra Yogini practice.I read these article a few times to get a better understanding of the practice.Now i know only after reading this article,when we practice Guru Tsongkhapa we are also practicing Vajrayogini.I still got a lot to learn and will try my best to continue praticing Dharma daily. I will remember it and will read other blogs on Vajrayogini too to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful teachings and advice.

  2. Andrea Lai on Dec 31, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Practice Vajrayogini, practice Tsongkhapa who are one. I have been started practicing Tsongklapa which means I also practice Vajrayogini at the same time. That’s really wonderful!
    Thank you Rinpoche, for sharing this article and giving very clear details over the practice.

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Rinpoche has always been a very powerful and modern day coach , guiding us and helping us transform ourselves and not get fooled by our tricky minds. Vajrayogini is a practice that brings us closer towards enlightenment, in the hands of a spiritual adept it is the very means to leave samsara forever.

  4. Fong on Nov 4, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    “To meditate till it gets uncomfortable.” This reminds me of a quote from someone that asks why and how a lobster grows. It’s because the lobster feels uncomfortable and thus is forced to go through a period of vulnerability to shed its old shell to grow a new one. Similarly, for us, when we feel uncomfortable we have to shed our old attitudes and self and grow.

    So, we work till we feel uncomfortable and then we improve on our attitude and methods and continue to progress from there. And, the 5 basic preliminary practices are a very good place to start.
    Guru Yoga
    Vajrasattva
    Mandala
    Prostrations
    Water offerings
    35 Confessional Buddhas

    “Spirituality is being a person whose selfishness is lessening and lessening and lessening.”

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching. Sometimes, we need to revisit the old teaching posts. I find new things in the same article when I revisit them.

  5. Alice Tay on Aug 5, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    是否有问过我们自己,何德何能如此幸运可以在今世遇上如此纯净的传承与具格的上师?因为眼前的上师,尊贵的詹杜固仁波切所做的一切尤其是传授佛法有关密续这一块,我相信在马来西亚没有多少人可以像仁波切如此的公开甚至是在网路上传播,利益全世界的人。

    上师的慈悲是无人所及。相信上师终是希望弟子们得到解脱与真正的自由。感谢仁波切一路来的用心。虽然目前我们还未达到可以接受密续的灌顶,但是仁波切却先给予有关密续的教诲,好让我们有一天真的具备条件接受灌顶时,有着稳定的心识来承受这一切。而此博文的教诲就如之前所说的,上师先让我们做好准备来做出改变,以便往后如果有机会得到金刚瑜伽母的灌顶,我们会更容易的掌握与修持。

    从以上的博文所得到的开示如下:
    1. 不再为自己找借口
    当我们有机会接触佛法,应该升起尊敬心,尽信上师与三宝。视上师与三宝为我们皈依的对象。有了皈依对象,保持坚定的心就不轻易受他人影响。要清楚地了解佛法能够改变我们生活的一切甚至我们的将来。

    2. 自私懒惰的心识
    想要得到成功就必须付出努力。如果有依从上师的指示一步一步的做,打好基础,就算有多困难的,只要熬过去就可达到解脱与真正的自由。到时回头一看,那已不是大问题的存在。而主要的问题是我们自私懒惰的心。所以我们必须时常检查我们的内心。

    3. 相信因果~学会原谅及忍耐
    善待身边一切的人。就算是曾经伤害过我们的人,我们都不应该恶待他们。我们要相信因果的显现。今生所得到的伤害,都是我们曾经在几世前伤害过他人。除此,当我们真正实践心识转化时,我们会自然的做出利他人的事情。我们会视所有人曾是我们过去好几世的母亲,因此必须学会原谅及忍耐我们所经历的伤害。

    4. 相信因果~没有自私心
    我们真正的敌人并不是别人而是我们的自私心。如果我们选择自私,将工作与责任推向他人会让我们造下恶因,然后更多难题与痛苦会回到我们的身边。如果我们选择了要修持宗喀巴大师和金刚瑜伽母,所有自私心与懒惰心还有一切有关“我”或“自己”都必须要放下了。

  6. Yeo Kwai Gin on Aug 5, 2016 at 2:58 am

    感谢仁波切清楚的讲解关于金刚瑜伽母需要的条件 !

    仁波切说得对, 如果我们怀有自私心, 事事都把责任推给他人, 自己份内事不做好的人, 无论家里佛龛有多美, 念诵多少次经文, 如果心识没转化, 为他让人方面想, 是不会有大成就的。
    仁波切还说到, 几十年过候, 每个人都会逝世, 如果还执着在财富, 名利, 欲望等等, 就会浪费了我们的珍贵的’人身’ , 所以”佛法” 是那么的重要带领我们看清这娑婆世界的诱惑。
    虽然我们还不能直接持修金刚瑜伽母的法门, 但是仁波切已经很清楚的让我们知道接受其灌顶之前所要准备的修持和心识转化利益他人, 就如仁波切很好的比喻, 要有资格参加奥林比克比赛, 就得先打好根基 !

    仁波切一直不断的提醒我们和在各方面的资讯让我们更加的了解持修金刚瑜伽母的好处和持修金刚瑜伽母法门需要的前行修持, 如宗喀巴大师心咒, 10万次金刚萨朵百字明咒, 10万次大礼拜, 10万次曼达拉供养, 水供和灯供等等, 让我们净化大量的障碍和累积大量的功德, 准备接受这殊胜的修持。
    仁波切也一直提醒我们尽量参与佛法事业, 也是很好的途径让我们累积功德 !

    其中一个仁波切博客有讲解到的, 也可以游览 :
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/getting-closer-to-vajrayogini.html

    再次感恩仁波切的分享与清楚的讲解 !

    感恩合十

    YEO KWAI GIN

  7. sonny tan on Jul 27, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you Pastor Niral and team for producing such exciting and powerful explanation on the God and Goddesses realm. Though mind boggling but interesting to note that the Gods have a lifespan same like us here on earth but perhaps they lived much longer period.
    It would be interesting to know when residing in the Gods realm would there be any further dharma teachings to ascend to higher consciousness or merely a realm indulging in extreme pleasures while waiting for the karma to be depleted.
    It is very enlightening to know that Lord Buddha transformed into a combined form of Heruka and Vajrayogini to subdue Heruka and consort. I always have this idea that Lord Buddha is in a realm where he resides in total sublime bliss and peace but I guess he is omnipresent and omniscient in every aspect.
    Meditation on death and Vajrayogini practice as taught by Rinpoche would be a fast and good gateway to reach the higher consciousness realm and return to our true nature and not enjoying the sensual pleasures of the Gods realm.

  8. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Jul 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I still remember this year when joined the pilgrimage trip to Nepal , we are fortunate to visit 3 Varjayogini temple and Sock Wan share with us follow Rinpoche ‘s advice strictly and read all articles related VJ in Rinpoche ‘s blog,actually it help us to build up connection to Her. “Chance only given for those in preparation ” if we really need to attain enlightenment path..We need to follow Rinpoche instructions now.

    Thanks for Rinpoche’s sharing and advice.

  9. Antique Buddhas on Apr 18, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Can I ask you one thing?
    It always seems that Vajrayogini is respected quite important in both Buddhism as well as in Hinduism.
    I haven’t known about Tantric Buddhism quite a much but as you mentioned that Vajrayogini is the goddes of Sunyata.
    Is she not mentioned in other Buddhist tradition?

  10. Antique Buddhas on Jan 26, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Such Inspirational!!!!
    Thank You Rinpoche.
    I wanted to ask one thing about Vajra Yogini.
    We know Vajra Yogini as the symbol of Hindu Goddess.
    Is it the same in Buddhism too.

  11. Soon Huat on Dec 21, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for always being care to us and guiding us tirelessly. I will be following you as your student. I will make promise to you for not missing the Guru Yoga practice. I will continue make connection to Vajrayogini till (hope) one day I can get His initiation from my Guru.

    Thank You Rinpoche again. I can feel your care through the words in article. Thank You with the bow with both folded hands.

  12. Chris Chong on Dec 13, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Dear Rinpoche ,

    Thank you for showing us how precious Vajrayogini’s tantra is. It is the perfect practice for us in the degenerate age now and we need to prepare ourselves for it. If we are not well prepared by doing the preliminary practices and our mind not grounded, we are not allowed to practice this sacred practice. With our karmic obscuration and feeble mind, we will not be able to keep up with the vows and commitments once we receive the initiation of Vajrayogini’s practice. It will only bring us down instead of liberating us.

    We can start to make connection to her by praying to her daily. This will create the causes for us to receive her initiation in the future.

    Chris

  13. Chris Chong on Dec 4, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Dear Rinpoche ,

    Thank you for sharing these vital advise here.This is what I had learnt from this post.

    1. We have to thoroughly prepare ourself to receive the higher teachings such as Tantra. They are not for the feeble minded and those who cannot comply or adhere to the commitment. Only those who have fundamental knowledge in dharma and have a stable mind are suitable to receive its initiation.

    2. All those fundamental practices such as the 5 preliminary practises, 50 verses on guru devotion, 8 verses on mind transformation and etc can prepare our mind. They can help to generate enough merit for us to receive the initiation and also remove our obstructions.

    3. Life is short and unpredictable. We should use the precious human life we have to do something meaningful other than pursue samsaric pleasures which will never end.

    4. Vajrayogini practice is the ultimate practice that we should aim for. Her practice when done right can bring us straight to enlightenment or her pure land when we pass on. Her tantra is stronger in this degenerated age compared to the other practices because Vajrayogini targets our attachment.

    5. Doing Dharma work can even benefit people who are close to us.

    Chris

  14. Yeo Kwai Gin on Oct 6, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    非常的感谢尊贵的詹仁波切的开示, 让我了解的更多金刚瑜伽母法门 !
    前几天聆听 上师讲解关于金刚瑜伽母法门修持前所需要准备的功课与前行如大礼拜与三皈依10万次,水供10万次, 金刚萨佗百字明咒10万次, 曼达拉供养10万次和宗喀巴大师赞10万次, 11瑜伽法,38页的祈愿文, 第10天和第25天的Tzok, 每天供养金刚瑜伽母, 上师依止心, 在KFR将会建立一个Vajrayogini Park以让修持其法门的同修在内禅修等等等等, 不懂为何, 听到时,让我感到非常非常的兴奋与高兴, 犹如当天已经为我加持, 内心就下决心, 开始我的功课与前行, 希望就在这一世, 得到成就 ! 从内心和衷心的感谢上师, 让我有此机会和机缘, 认识与接触金刚瑜伽母法门!

    Thank you Rinpoche from my deeply heart

    with love and folded hands

    Yeo Kwai Gin

  15. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 22, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us the method to start with Vajrayogini and giving us various methods that modern people can start to create the causes for such ancient and profound tantric practices like Vajrayogini. And it is inspiring to know the greats like Pabongka and Trijang has practiced and spread it to so many people. Rinpoche reiterated again the essence of Buddhist teachings is compassion, if we do our work without concern of how our work affects others we would missed the point of doing the work and the essence of Buddhism.

  16. Pee Bee Chong on Apr 18, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    I will do my best for whatever work assigned to me and to improve the quality of my work so that I can reduce the burden on others.

    I hope I can be perseverance, becoming a true spiritual person without selfishness, truly transform and surrender myself to my guru to benefit others so that I can be ready for Vajra Yogini empowerment.

    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands
    Pee Bee Chong

  17. stella on Apr 17, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche for this teaching. The key point for me is to expand my vision by starting to at least try and follow what Rinpoche had so kindly explained here. Even though I may not be able to get the teaching this lifetime, I hope I can plant the seed to receive the teaching in future lifetimes.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

    Humbly and sincerely,
    Stella

    • Stella Cheang on Nov 9, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Spiritual practice is meant to cut our selfsihness; selfsihness that is ingrained in our system from eons of lifetimes and that is further cemented by the teaching of our modern society. One of the ways for us to cut our selfishness is to do our work with responsibility and not burden others with our unfinished/undone/poorly-done work. By doing our work on time and well, we are lifting the burden off others who will have to cover it for us. In this way, we are directly not placing our own selfish needs/reasons (of not completing the work accordingly) over the needs of others. Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching and writers team for the transcript. I will read it again and again.

  18. Eli Levine on Apr 16, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Rinpoche, I was wondering about Vajrayogini’s practice. Is it true that those who perform the practice worst get the most help from Vajrayogini? I’m not sure that that’s the right way to describe it. Will you please clarify this point? Thank you.

  19. Gary Chong on Oct 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Dearest Tsem Rinpoche . Is Vajrayogini also ascended masters? I noted Kwan Yin and Lord Guatama which they are in list? What is Meru and Aramu? Is Aramu is also known as VajraYogini (this was an actual incarnation) . I came across at this link – http://www.sacredmountainretreat.org/masters_meru_aramu. I would like to know more.

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  22. hecelus tan on Mar 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    If we want to received Vajrayogini practice in future,then it is time to start our preliminaries practices now!Never ever find thousand of excuses for our self.Change our attitude into positive so that we can show others that a Buddhist should be like that.A egotistic,selfish,arrogant and rude person will never ever have good friends around them.No one like them at all!So Dharma is not all types of rituals,Mantras and so forth. Dharma is we start to change our self into a welcoming person in this social.Peoples who meet us feel happy and positive. Dharma will only get flourished when our own body,speech and mind became Dharma.

  23. ERIC LEE KHJB on Nov 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

    谢谢仁波切那么仁慈的让我们有这样旳福报,能够有机会接触到金刚瑜伽母的修行方法,让我们能够把我们自己准备好,如果我们有机会收到仁波切的允许的话,我们就可以修行这至高无上的法门,让我们能离苦的乐,直到怔悟为至,谢谢仁波切。

  24. wei theng on Nov 10, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching of the supreme Vajra Yogini. I would love to have her initiation one day so that VY is the buddha that most suitable in this era that turns our desire and attachment to something good and meaningful. Then, I can do even more and more efficient in supporting others. I have started with offering her tea daily. I will do the basic and foundation first to prepare myself and create the cause for her initiation.

    I will also keep the following points closed to myself and keep practising it to develop my compassion.
    1) A short summary of that, again is to take your work and do it all the way and never let your work burden other people. Never let your work spill onto other people. Do your work and do extra. Why? Because you are kind, because you are caring, because you are spiritual, because you don’t want other people to suffer.
    2) Develop yourself to become someone that people like, people respect, people follow, people listen to and people find happiness to see you. Develop into that person no matter how you were in the past.

  25. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    All spiritual practice is about developing more compassion and lessening the selfish hence we need to start now. And like Rinpoche said to become an olympic champion you must start right now and not wait the olympics!

  26. sweekeong on Oct 30, 2012 at 3:36 am

    We have many many obstacles created by ourselves from many many previous lives. To do good and to benefit others requires tremendous effort from our part because we are not used to doing good, always have been in habituation of thinking about ourselves. Even eating and sleeping we think only of ourselves. When we do Dharma work to benefit others we are essentially turning 180 degress in opposite direction against our negative habituation. There are many obstacles arise to block our progress. Instead of thinking it is difficult and wanting to quit we can follow the advises of Rinpoche because he has so much wisdom and compassion to give advises which will help us to develop our mind to overcome our obstacles. It will be painful because it is treatment of our wound. Therefore thinking of the qualities of our guru, of his kindness and of his compassion we develop gratitude towards our guru.

  27. Yvonne Yap on Oct 29, 2012 at 11:30 am

    做每件事情,如果有事前准备,再难的事情也不会困难。我们提早学习金刚瑜伽母的法门,有了基本的知识,当上师传授金刚瑜伽法时,我们就能得心应手了!
    谢谢!仁波切的分享。

  28. Erickksiow on Oct 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Holding vows and commitments.
    Be honourable and have integrity.
    Whatever work or practices you’ve been assigned, do it diligently and happily.
    Develop contemplations on the good qualities of one’s lama again and again.
    Never give up.
    Practice the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation.

    Make it a point to get along with everyone or as much as possible & be forgiving.

    Study Lam Rim, Wheel of Sharp Weapons, Bodhisattvacha-avatara by Shantideva, Lojong, 50 Verses of Guru Devotion by Ashvagosha.

    Commit to one practice that is light and easy yet profound such as Tsongkapa Guru Yoga daily without fail.

    Follow your Teacher loyally and all the way.

    ( will keep that in mind..!! )
    Thank You Rinpoche for reminding us.

    Regards : Erickksiow

  29. Lester Lim on Oct 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Superb sermon!

  30. yenpin on Jul 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    非常感谢仁波切与我们分享非常全面的金刚瑜伽母开示,也清楚地解释了我们修行佛法的好处。
    我们所做的一切最终都是为了自己,还是不能全然的利益众生。
    只要依止仁波切给的指示把它融入在日常生活上,做持修,把自己的本分做好,改变自己而不是等别人先改变。不可以自私的,一旦选择了自私,绝对是换来痛苦的根源‘。们要克服这个难题加以改进。

  31. Amala Sheilagh Mercer on Jul 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Dear Rinpoche I have been drawn to your teachings and I come back every so often as in the beginning I truly did not understand how to practice. Even reading here at first I could not rap my head around it, so I thought. Today coming back and reading it more it is starting to be familiar . I maybe taking little steps however I do the short mantra of medicine Buddha everyday. I also printed off some visualizations and instructions from Lama Yeshe lings site and advice from Lama Zopa who initiated me about Five Years ago here in Canada. Course even then it was not clear to me how to practice. As if a block to my thinking would not allow me to know. Then I became too embarrassed to ask questions even to Lama Zopa. It is interesting how one can be so blocked in this life. I can relate. It was as if I was not allowed to do this, even given this chance with a great teacher, that came to Canada. However I stayed for all his teachings even thougt I did not understand , just like I keep coming back to yours. They told me the reason lama Zopa taught into the wee morning hous such as Four am was he was waiting for people to leave that was not ready for the next initiation. I was surprised when people got disappointed in the fact Rinpoche had coughing spells and his English they had difficulty understanding. I only felt reverence and awe at this wonderful beiing. I had had trouble speaking all my life symptoms of autism or as the schools labeled me emotionally disturbed. Language has been difficult for me so sensing the world in other ways was important to me. Not many around me understood me. Even my mentor a former Tibetan Nun misjudged me. And I still have learned so much from her and love her very much. The hurt I feel and yes realize this is for me to heal . Is the shunning of me. From most people even spiritual friends . I love and for no reason I understand can I find for them turning on me. I sent an email to one asking what I can do to heal this , and whatever I may have done to cause this I like to rectify. No answer came back. So reading here today, I realize my practice when I did it it was because I want to help others, even more than myself. I now do mantras , yes to help my heal and anyone who suffers similar to me. This is not selfish my wish to be well to think rationally and be stronger, it is to be well so I can do a better service to others, if this makes sense. So I learn a little at a time, and I truly feel you reach me, each time I come to read I have a better understanding. You are a great teacher Rinpoche, I love the vibrations of your voice as the speak truth and guidance. I also love that you explan for e,sample good and bad regret. The reason for sadness being normal this has helped me today greatly as I let go of areas I cannot help, they are not for me to help. Yet I can do a practice that helps from my side. This is the first time feeling yes I can do Vagrasattva practice and begin right where I am , taking baby steps. Love and Blessings Amala Sheilagh.

    • shane Jayasuriya on Oct 4, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you Rinpoche for this valuable advice and i start preparing for get Vajrayogini empowerment since one year, daily preparing my mind for it. But i dont know i will ever get empowerment or not becaz i dont have real connection with any guru in indonesia,where i am residing in.
      Rinpoche advice encourage me to keep practicing, one day vajrayogini herself will notice me..
      Thank you for your kindness Rinpoche.. I wish you well.._/\_ _/\_ _/\_

  32. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Some of the habits and qualities we are developing whilst doing dharma work is probably the ingredients for us to be successful in doing Vajrayogini. If we don’t start now by the time we get the initiation we wont be ready to receive such a powerful yidam like Vajrayogini. Buddhism should be practiced in a correct sequence and order we start by holding vows like refuge first, which helps us mainly to stop creating more negative karma which can hinder our spiritual progress, then next comes the Bodhisattva vows that helps not only to lessen negative karma create but helps us to collect more merits by holding and perfecting how we hold the vows. Hence if we want to be good at anything we have to start early.

  33. Millyd on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Selfishness is our number enemy that prevents us from learning and doing more for others. Death is also certain and is around the corner for many of us. We cant take our material wealth with us at the time of our death. Only the Dharma we have practiced. Also, we can’t be greedy to expect to win the gold medal at the Olympics if we had not trained hard for it. Hence, we can’t receive empowerment to do holy Vajrayogini’s practice if we have not laid the foundation by doing the preparatory practices. Thank you Rinpoche for teaching us in a clear and concise manner on how to prepare ourselves to receive the empowerment.

  34. Milly on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Selfishness is our number enemy that prevents us from learning and doing more for others. Death is also certain and we cannot take our material wealth with us. Only the Dharma we have practiced. We cannot be greedy to want to win the gold medal at the Olympics if we have not trained hard for it. So we cannot expect to receive empowerment to do Vajrayogini practice if we do not put in effort to do the preparatory practices. Thank you Rinpoche in preparing us for this very sacred practice in a concise yet easy to understand and applicable manner.

  35. So Kin Hoe on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Millions of thank You for giving us the teachings and methods to start on Vajra Yogini now. Practice the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation will be my daily actions. Hopefully i can change my deluded mind and make ways for Dharma works to benefit many people around me. To give away the attachments is not easy for me now, but i will get a sacred picture of Vajra Yogini and pray to Her that one day, all my attachments will be removed and all problems that come to me can be resolved in a calmly manner.
    with folded hands…

  36. Lim KH (JB) on Jun 27, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Thanks Rinpoche to repost this article and thanks for the translation team to let us can understand clearly for this supreme important article.

    According to the article “Start now before you are awarded the Vajra Yogini empowerment by:

    Holding vows and commitments.
    Be honourable and have integrity.
    Whatever work or practices you’ve been assigned, do it diligently and happily.
    Develop contemplations on the good qualities of one’s lama again and again.
    Never give up.
    Practice the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation.

    Make it a point to get along with everyone or as much as possible & be forgiving.

    Study Lam Rim, Wheel of Sharp Weapons, Bodhisattvacha-avatara by Shantideva, Lojong, 50 Verses of Guru Devotion by Ashvagosha.

    Commit to one practice that is light and easy yet profound such as Tsongkapa Guru Yoga daily without fail.

    Follow your Teacher loyally and all the way.”

    “Then next step:

    Engage in the preliminary practices slowly but surely and finish.

    Guru Yoga
    Vajrasattva
    Mandala
    Prostrations
    Water offerings
    35 Confessional Buddhas

    Don’t start practice only when you get Vajra Yogini’s empowerment, because you can start now! Prepare for the empowerment immediately by engaging everything I mentioned above. You have Vajra Yogini now. She is everywhere and She is ready for you. If you wish or if your teacher says start, start in this way that I’ve written. Start now. Don’t wait. Nothing happens when we wait. It gets harder the longer we wait.
    Obtain a sacred image of Vajra Yogini on your shrine and do all the practices I mentioned ‘directed’ or focused towards Her. All the practices, readings, contemplations use Her as your Universal Buddha. The Buddha that encompasses all Enlightened Beings as your focus. Hence you create powerful affinity with Her this way. So you should be starting now. If you do as I have mentioned, then when you finally receive the Empowerment of Vajra Yogini, you will be READY to practice Her sacred Tantra and reap the results much quicker!! Reap the results quicker because you have prepared for it well and thoroughly. Don’t recieve a sacred empowerment of Vajra Yogini without doing the preparatory practices now when you have the chance.” —- It seen hard for us to start but we should start to do it.

    As Pastor Ngeow teaching in Lamrim class, we should aim 100 marks then if we achieve a bit lower we still can tasted the result. Thanks Rinpoche to sharing the 100 marks steps for us, we should do it. Maybe we cant make 100 marks in this life but we may create the cause to continue in our next life.

  37. Christine Wang on Jun 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I like the part “Selfishness is your enemy. People are not your enemy. Selfishness is the thing that brings harm to you. No one bring harm on you except your own selfishness. So if we find doing more for others is difficult, it is not that doing more is difficult for others. Why? Because we are selfish and we are not used to it. Solution? We must fight it. Solution? We must do it. Solution? We must do it until it becomes easy. We have to do it…when it becomes easier to do and we don’t have…we don’t see it as a burden, we don’t see it as a problem, it becomes easier.” It’s so true and Rinpoche is teaching us how to fight for selfishness step by step. There is no other way but fighting against our habits. Just do it. Funny- even just thinking about it, I feel uncomfortable already! – How strong my selfish mind is!

    Thank you dearest Rinpoche to repeat again and again and remind us again and again for us to continue pratising Dharma daily. Rinpoche use very practical ways to teach us–the so called “modern, busy” people, so we can understand Dharma easier. We are lucky to have internet so we can receive Rinpoche’s teaching even we are so far away from Rinpoche. Thank you Rinpoche and all the people who work so hard to spread Rinpoche’s teaching to the students around the world.

    With regards,
    Christine

  38. Karen C. on Jun 25, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    非常感谢仁波切为我们上载这篇非常全面的金刚瑜伽母开示,非常有启发性,让我顿悟了许多,也清楚地解释了我们修行佛法的好处。

    我觉得现在的人都太执着于自己,太专注于自己,导致就连修行的目的都变得自私化。但可悲的是,自私似乎已根深地固地烙印在我们的脑海里,所以我们所做的一切最终目的都是为了自己。我觉得既然我们不能全然地利益众生,那就从无私的最基层做起, 利益身边的亲人吧!就如仁波切所说的,一个桶的水满了,当水往外流时,因连带关系水桶周围自然也会变得湿漉。

    就拿我本身的经历来说好了, 在我深入接触佛法工作后,我与家人的相处模式变得更融洽,我们更互相了解,从而减少了磨擦。 就连我那位从来都不信佛的老爸,现在都去买了个大佛像供养在家,有空的时候就念诵心咒。这一切的改变,都是因为他们被仁波切的佛法开示所启发。

  39. ECheah on Jun 25, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for explaining so clearly about beautiful Vajrayogini and her practice that is so applicable to our situation in this day and age. Her paradise is after all, Kechara. Such a profound teaching. Essential before anyone can even begin to receive the practice and guidance is to first have a Guru and practice devotion to him. May we all have cause to practice Vajrayogini in the future.

  40. Cynthia Ng on Jun 25, 2012 at 12:04 am

    感谢仁波切的教诲。

    持修金刚瑜伽母看似很难但其实又不难,只要依止仁波切所给的指示把它融入在日常生活上以做持修,就是把自己的本分做好,改变自己而不是等待别人先改变。“分担别人的负担,分担别人的问题”这是我往往忽略的,我会克服这个难题加以改进。

  41. Lim Han Nee on Jun 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    This is a continuation of an earlier post.

    The time to start on Vajrayogini’s Practice is NOW.

    And here’s the reason why(as given by Rinpoche in an earlier post).

    This sacred Vajrayogini Practice, that Rinpoche will confer on those who are ready and qualified, comes from the Gelug Lineage started by Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche. The FIRST FOUR GENERATIONS to receive this Lineage’s Vajrayogini Practice in their current lifetimes will attain to the rare and precious attainment of ASCENDING TO KECHARA (VAJRAYOGINI’S) PARADISE WITHIN SEVEN LIFETIMES.Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche passed this practice to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (our Rinpoche’s Root Guru) received this Practice from Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche(his Root Guru). Our Rinpoche then received this Practice from his Root Guru Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. If we qualify to receive this sacred Vajrayogini’s Practice from Rinpoche in this lifetime and practice it properly all the way, we will be the fourth and LAST GENERATION to attain to Kechara Paradise WITHIN SEVEN LIFETIMES.

    Rinpoche has, from the start and for so many years, been pushing and cajoling us to work hard and practice well so as to qualify to receive this Vajrayogini Practice. In fact in the last several years, he has been asking us to start on Vajrayogini Practice NOW.However, most of us have not heeded the urgency of Rinpoche’s advice.

    So now, in a case of interdependent arising,we will lose the chance of receiving this Practice because we will lose Rinpoche, if we do not make it our NUMBER ONE MISSION to quickly amass enough money to pay for Kechara Forest Retreat Land, for a start. If we fail,Rinpoche will go to the United States next month, because in the USA, there are many who thirst for Vajrayogini Practice and Rinpoche’s Dharma teachings. Rinpoche cannot sit around and wait for us to be ready for VY practice, while his time runs out to confer it on ready people.

    • pastor ngeow on Jun 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Dear Han Nee, at this crucial juncture in our spiritual career and Kechara’s growth , only action will mean anything.We have to back up whatever we say to create real causes for our Lama and Guru to stay.Spreading and promoting Rinpoche via social media is a key cause in addition to other commitments we had made.We do individually and collectively now and sincerely with substance and from our heart not as an obligation.If a Guru leaves,the blessings are gone.We need blessings because our mind has not fully transformed yet.

  42. Lim Han Nee on Jun 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this re-post of Doing the Vajrayogini Practice Now.

    Yes, we need to set up a Vajrayogini shrine and start practicing now all the preliminaries and other practices that are given in this post(without skipping any one). Do all practices in front of our Vajrayogini.

    We need to start this Practice now, because we don’t know when death will come to us. At death, the only thing that matters is the Dharma that we have in us. Vajrayogini Practice is tailored to suit people of all ages of these degenerate times.Yes, as Rinpoche says, even if we cannot gain enlightenment, we must try to gain mastery over our rebirth. The Vajrayogini practice, ie, the sacred Vajrayogini Tantra, if practiced thoroughly, will ensure our taking rebirth where we want to be.

    Vajrayogini Practice/Dharma Practice is more than reciting mantras and making offerings to the THree Jewels.Dharma practice is transforming and becoming less and less selfish, until we become truly spiritual when we have become completely selfless. When we get along with people, when we forgive easily, when we do our work well and even take on others’ burden and problems from them,when we strive to make others happy, then we become nice people whom people will like to be with and whom people will respect. We will then become a source of inspiration and positive influence on others. Rinpoche has shown this to us most effectively by his personal example, how we can give happiness to others and thus become such an inspiration to others..

  43. MayOng on Jun 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    This article re-posted here serves as a reminder to us to make continuous prayers and aspirations to receive Vajrayogini practice in the future or to make a connection to her in future lives. Reading this article again refreshes my mind on what we are required in our practise.

  44. Mei Fong on Jun 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I would like to thank Rinpoche very much for giving us the opportunity to practice this wonderful and powerful teaching. I am really grateful that Rinpoche gave us this chance to make a strong connection with Vajrayogini.

  45. KYC on Jun 21, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for the sharing on preliminary practices. At the moment, I’ve started a water offering retreat together with my housemates, Adeline and Gim Lee. Today is the fourth day and so far we have offered about 4000 bowls of water. I’d like to thank Rinpoche for giving us the blessings to do this retreat which is part of the preliminary practices. It is a wonderful learning experience and I’m very happy to have embarked on it.

  46. David Lai on Jun 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    For a higher Tantric deity, she is relatively simple – with just a single face, 2 arms and 2 legs. We are indeed very fortunate to be able to see and have this golden opportunity to create this powerful affinity with this Buddha. She is simple not because she is a lower deity but she is simple because the commitments to her practice and the length of her sadhana is simpler than other Buddhas of her class. She also manifestes to overcome desire, which is principle delusion of our existence. Hence, for that reason, Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche recommends this practice for true practitioners of our time.

    I must confess I didn’t think much of Vajrayogini when I first came in Kechara. But once, I learnt more and more about how effective her meditations are, I have steadily gained more and more faith in her. I like the fact that her practice allows us to transform sleeping and waking into a powerful meditational practice. We spend so much of our time sleeping and its great that we can transform it into a meritorious act.

  47. Han on Jun 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    很多人都觉得灵修不过是持颂六字大明咒,进行冥想或对佛做供养,这些只不过是帮助我们学习的副修持法,它并不是真正的灵修。真正的灵修应该是把难题都往身上摆。你把难走的路留给自己,康庄大道都留给他人。如果你选择自私,你不学习灵修,你只会为自己带来更多的恶因来伤害自己与他人。~ 詹杜固仁波切

    在灵修的路上,心情的波折起落都是自己心识不稳定作祟,仁波切的这篇教诲,提醒了我修行佛法,不可拥有稍微的自私,一旦选择了自私,长远绝对也是换来痛苦。。。切记!切记!

    • Siong Woan on Jun 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      谢谢你的分享。但是谁没有私心?我们唯有时刻提醒自己,修行的目的是为了利益衆生。一旦乖离了这个大方向,我们就会难以脱离无边的苦海。

  48. Pastor Yek Yee on Jun 21, 2012 at 3:57 am

    What can I said while I in the middle reading this post. I feel so moved by Rinpoche and Vajrayogini compassion. The compassion come from pure motivation make me feel more guilty and always got not do enough this kind of feeling.

    Honestly, I like Vajrayogini very much. I seem her as my old mother who always take care and protect me no matter where I am, no matter what become. This old mother still love me and care about me.

    Of course I truly hoping can gain her practice through Rinpoche blessing. So I need to do more to open this good karma then I can gain her practice, I don’t mind to wait:)

  49. Helena Chin on Jun 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the excellent post, the explanation is very detail and easy for us to start practicing. Thank you for creating the cause for us to meet Vajrayogini.

  50. paul yap on Jun 20, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Very excited to learn more and having the great opportunity making offering and prayers to Vajrayogini, may everyone ascend to her haven in this life time

  51. Ven. Gyälten Sangpo on May 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you again Rinpoche for another excellent teaching related to the importance of Vajrayogini practice. I rejoice that you will be giving the empowerment, commentary and leading retreats. How wonderful, how marvelous as one of my teachers would say.

    I wish you well, and include you in my prayers and dedications for a long life. You have a wonderful teaching style, and I wish you continue to benefit others sentient beings through Kechara.

    graciously,

    -Sangpo /

  52. Ian Bramley on Jan 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Hi, I have just surfed my way to your website and I am very excited by what I read. I am almost 60 yo and have just come to live in Malaysia (Penang) to retire. I am new to Buddhism, have only been practising for less than 1 year, but from what I read I think that Varja Yogini might be for me! But I don’t have a teacher yet, how can I get started?

  53. Pema Khandro on Oct 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Thank you for this posting Rinpoche, which I stumbled upon. I’m in a different lineage than you but this is universal advice which applies to anyone approaching the deity and practice with the intention to awaken. I saw you as Vajrayogini speaking to me directly. May you live long and help many many beings.

    • tsemtulku on Oct 13, 2011 at 8:55 am

      Dear Pema,

      Thank you for your comments. I can feel they are from your heart and deep within you hence I appreciate them very much. Yes, the advice here is for anyone serious on practice and or Vajra Yogini. I wish you tremendous good fortune and success in your practice. Good luck. Tsem Rinpoche

  54. Lester Lim on Apr 19, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Thank you for everything Rinpoche. I have no Gelug guru; I wish I can be your student. I am now practising Guru Yoga from Lama Zopa’s book. I will follow what you have taught faithfully.

  55. tsemtulku on Mar 14, 2011 at 9:47 am

    As a Vajrayana practitioner, do you not partake of meat at vajra feasts? I am a great admirer of the late Kalu Rinpoche. Now in Sukumvati. He was very clear on this subject. On page 124-125 in his book, “Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism”,… he goes through the root Vajrayana downfalls. Let me please share downfall #13: “The thirteen root downfall concerns our attitude and approach to tantric practice and tantric ritual. If we are participating in a ganachakra or vajra feast, where ritual use of meat and alcohol is made, and we abstain from one of the other of these on the grounds that it is impure or that it is contrary to our convictions and principles, then we have failed to appreciate the view of tantra which attempts to transcend purity and impurity, attempts to transcend dualistic thinking, and we have failed to appreciate and take part in the spirit of that tantric transformation process. To indulge in this kind of superficial, dualistic clinging to appearances during the course of a tantric ritual is to commit the 13th root downfall and to go against the spirit of our tantric practice.”–(from a facebook comments post)

    During tantric rituals, a tiny bit of meat, must be had for the greater view and greater good..which is to overcome clinging…but what I am talking about is daily consumption of meat…steaks, fried chicken, pork chops, leg of lamb, turtle soup, sharksfin, duck, rabbit stew, frog legs, clams, seafood chowder, sushi, and all the other animals slaughtered daily for our taste buds…. If we give up all meat eating and meat consumption then let’s talk about tsok meat. HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned in Los Angeles, we can take some tsampa and put a few drops of alcohol on it in place of meat when we cannot get it for tsok…..that can be used for meat. In Tibet Kyabje Zong Rinpoche would do that. Tsem Rinpoche

  56. Andrew Paisley on Mar 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    and i will resume Vajrasattva practice very soon!! thankyou Rinpoche.x

  57. Andrew Paisley on Mar 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Thankyou Rinpoche,just as you suggested i view her as the Universal Buddha and she is helping me and others enormously! xandy

  58. ssvaithyanathan on Feb 5, 2011 at 12:28 am

    I need to practise vajra yohini

  59. Helen (Oana Lascar) on Dec 20, 2010 at 12:17 am

    From my studies and meditations, I see Vajrayogini as the version in tibetan buddism of Shakti/Kundalini from indian spirituality (tantric shaktism), she is the feminine principle in a buddha/dakini form.
    I found a similar point of view here http://www.vajra-yogini.org/home/108-vajrayogini-an-introduction.html

  60. [email protected] on Oct 23, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Dear Rimpoche: Thank you for your immeasurable kindness, your kindness towards all sentient beings is unequaled. This short, yet so profound, teaching on our Lady of Bliss has really hit the core of my heart! Such delightful Dharma! It was an electric shock to my core. To apply dharma to every day activities; to live the dharma; not to get angry at others; not to show black face; Your words accompany me every day (via my ipod) I have learned a lot from you and I’m so thankful! Your efforts in spreading the dharma in Malasia are closely followed by me here in the US as I try new things (I copy some of your ideas:) for our center here in the DC area…
    Every minute of every teaching I have listened from you is like Refined Gold and I long to meet you some day!!!
    MAY YOU LIVE LONG!!!

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    I had a mind that was never mine, but put on like a role by me as an karmic actor…
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  63. Knut Eggers on Sep 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Dearest Tsem Tulku in my heart,
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    LOVE.

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  65. Anila on Sep 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    We are very lucky Tsem Rinpoche is around to give preparations and Dharma teachings to prepare his students before the great empowerment of Vajrayogini. I have known of many centres and friends that have received from Lamas in these centres. It is very good. They are very lucky. Some of them do not have to do Sadhanas too. And even some don’t have to chant long mantras as commit ments. And do not get full teachings. The difference why I say there is difference in Tsem Rinpoche in giving Vajrayogini Initiations is that he sees that you are really prepared for it. By making preliminary practices and that you fully understand the practice well. All of you who are Tsem Rinpoche’s students please do not miss the chance of taking Vajrayogini Initiation from Rinpoche as you will never get a Tantra Guru like him ever.

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  69. dhendup tshering on Aug 29, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    thanks for the video its a great inspirational video. its a great work of achiving peace both to us and others ..thankx for the unlimitless loving kindness toward all saint being….thanks for this inspirational video and heart felt and touching times that rimpochae had ..
    thanks

  70. Maggie Chang on Aug 1, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for teaching us the basic etiquette of being a good person and a qualified Buddhist. And thank you Rinpoche for revealing the way for training up ourselves to be prepare for higher practice.

  71. Hee Peng (Melaka) on Jul 17, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Hi David,
    Thank you so much for the description on how Lama Tsongkhapa can transform to Vajrayogini, on top of what Rinpoche has mentioned in the youtube above.
    Ribuan terima kasih.

  72. patsygooi on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    We are so fortunate that Rinpoche is preparing us for Vajrayogini initiation and we must create the cause now for us to get the initiation when the time comes. Thank you, Rinpoche, for making the sacred Vajrayogini practice available to us and giving a detailed explanation.
    Thank you, David and Jamie for your write up on what Rinpoche taught and explained and makes it easier for us to understand. I have printed out the write-up so that I can read it over and over again.
    May we all have the merits to ascend to Kechara Paradise!!!!

  73. M&M on Jul 16, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    hhhm.. years back i had a vivid dream of walking up steps to a monastery on a highland then i entered to a room where a lama with hair style like Tsem Rinpoche told me that my ordination name is Heruka. Was that you Tsem Rinpoche ? What is that supposed to mean ?

  74. joey on Jul 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    From the first time i saw and know about Vajrayogini at my father’s Guru’s monastery when i was 12, i was quite attracted to Her and the Mahakala statue. I have no idea why. But it was due to Rinpoche’s explanation that i realized why. After the Nepal trip, whenever i gaze about Vajrayogini and think about Rinpoche’s explainations sometimes i’d cry.
    I am so lucky to be able to be reconnected to Her lineage and practice in this life and I will create the causes to receive Her practice from Rinpoche based on what Rinpoche has written here, especially on getting along with people and doing assignments as well as Guru Devotion. I’m not going to wait anymore but am starting now to get along with people that i’d find difficult to get along with. Because i do aspire to practice her.

  75. Joy Kam on Jul 10, 2010 at 6:42 am

    When I first saw Vajrayogini in my sister’s house, I thought she looked like a vampire and I thought Oh no my sister’s join a Cult! But slowly I connected with Rinpoche, learn about Vajrayana Buddhism and it just awed me that there is so much to learn and when Rinpoche explained to us who is Vajrayogini… I totally fell inlove!
    We are so fortunate to be able to receive this precious highest of the high teaching about Holy Vajrayogini. Usually it is a secret and you will not hear or even see Vajrayogini unless you are initiated. Rinpoche is so kind to give us this open opportunity and blessings for us to know and hear about Vajrayogini so that we plant the seed to receive Her in the future. To start creating the connection with her and to aspire to one day be qualified to get her initiation and this does not come lightly as Rinpoche has mentioned many many times, Her practice is very very sacred and precious. Imagine within just 7 life times you can ascend in to Kechara Paradise – Vajrayogini’s pure land where you can receive the Dharma from Vajrayogini herself!!! Amazing! As we degenerate more and more in to the Kaliyuga age, Vajrayogini practice becomes more and more powerful to help us conquer our hard and difficult delusions and heavy negative karma.

  76. Cynthia Lee on Jul 10, 2010 at 5:52 am

    The question regarding the connection between Vajrayogini and Tsongkhapa did come into my mind before. Now I can see the connection. Vajrayogini is Lama Tsongkhapa’s tantric yidam and those who is initiated into the practice must keep it secret and not go around telling people.
    I have yet to read the Short Path to Great Bliss but just the title itself is so promising that it’s possible for us to go to a better place to practice the Dharma which is Kechara Paradise.
    I see now that every single small thing that Rinpoche instruct a student to do is to eventually lead him/her to be initiated into the Vajrayogini tantra. I certainly would not want to miss this chance of missing this boat and stay in samsara.

  77. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 10, 2010 at 5:07 am

    Rinpoche has targeted and determined that the best Yidam for all the lay people in Kechara to be Vajrayogini. This article contains a lot of the guideline on how Kecharians can start on Vajrayogini practice today, even before we take on the Vajrayogini initiation and how we can direct our practice in relations to Vajrayogini STARTING RIGHT NOW. At the same time there are also two commentaries from Rinpoche in the form of videos. Jamie and David has also commented about this intense and beneficial blog about how to start Vajrayogini starting right now. We all should have our own statue of Vajrayogini and do practices mentioned in the guidelines in relations to her.

  78. ngeowchin on Jul 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Rinpoche has made the sacred practice of Vajrayogini so accessible to all in this blog. There are not much guidance or info out there which helps people to START the practice at a level we can do and progresssing from there. Most are only interested in attending Empowerments without having prepared to receive it.Rinpoche is guiding us to VY’s mandala in a most meaningful way.
    David & Paris, you are so kind to write down the oral transmission and explanation from Rinpoche so that everyone can understand and benefit.
    I am also pleasantly surprised that many people that are new to Vajrayana and its many deities
    (which are a departure from the popular forms )seem to have affinity with Vajrayogini.They also find the explanation of her iconography very meaningful and easy to develop faith in the Diamond lady even if it was their first introduction

  79. Susan Lim on Jul 7, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Besides the fact that Vajrayogini looks AMAZING, mysterious, her path leading us to enlightenment portrayed in a mind blowing form… Why do we want to receive Vajrayogini? Cos we fancy getting initiations and covert for blessings? Cos Vajrayogini looks so exotic? Cos we want to control our death and rebirth? Rinpoche recently debated with a group of us on receiving tantric initiations such as holy Vajrayogini. Does receiving Vajrayogini initiation alone guarantees that we will be able to control our next rebirth? NO!
    The logic behind is we are to hold our refuge, Bodhisattva and tantric vows well..it is these vows which stalls us from committing further negativity due to our deluded state of mind and lifetimes of habituations. It is us stopping our negativity which will result in us controlling every aspect of our mind, including death and rebirth. On the basis of this logic, it is clear that it is MANDATORY and CRITICAL for us to transform our negative habituations which will fuel us to engage in positive actions, ultimately attaining the essence of Vajrayogini. NO SHORT CUT DEARIES!
    Rinpoche has listed out all that needs to be done to prepare us…else what’s the point of receiving Vajrayogini. May I have the fortune and be ready to receive holy Vajrayogini from Rinpoche who is one with her in nature.

  80. Lily on Jun 30, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I remembered the first time I saw VY and it frighten the life out of me. All red and with fangs! What sort of Buddha is this!! But with Rinpoche’s explaination, I began to understand the significance of her. Thank you Rinpoche.
    May we have the merits to practice her in the future and ascend to Kechara Paradise.

  81. Bei Dawei on Jun 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Noted. Thank you, and I look forward to your essay!

  82. Tsem Rinpoche on Jun 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I will post up about Gyalwa Gyatso in the near future as I have planned it already.
    thanks..
    Tsem Tulku

  83. Tsem Rinpoche on Jun 27, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche combined all the techniques taught by Lama Tsongkapa on the secret Teachings of Vajra Yogini. He brought it together, practiced and accomplished it, fromt there passed it to his many disciples. In that way the lineage of Vajra Yogini came through Pabongka Rinpoche, then his disciples and to the many people today. Again it was solely through the compassion and efforts of Pabongka Rinpoche that Vajra Yogini’s lineage is strong and filled with blessings today.
    Tsem Tulku
    At the feet of the Lord of Lords, Kyabje Pabongka Dorje Chang, whome upon first sight, my faith kindled very strongly in you. May I never be seperated from you in this life and all lives.

  84. Bei Dawei on Jun 25, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Question: One of the Buddha images on TTR’s site depicts Gyalwa Gyatso as a white, two-armed Avalokiteshvara in tantric union with his consort, apparently Vajrayogini.
    Do I understand this correctly? There is little information on the internet about Gyalwa Gyatso, and what little there is is quite confusing. For example, some sources identify him with Red Avalokiteshvara (even though in TTR’s version he is white, but his consort is red). FPMT material identifies this as a highest yoga tantra, while a talk by the Dalai Lama mentions several variant traditions of interpretation.
    And most importantly–what, in a nutshell, does Gyalwa Gyatso stand for (beyond those features common to all Buddhas and bodhisattvas)?

  85. Shawn Tay on Jun 23, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for your kindness to impart and encourage us in getting ready for the Vajra Yogini empowerment.
    Last Sunday, Mr Ngeow came to KSJC to share with us on the Intro on Vajra Yogini practice. He also explained the importance to engage in the preliminary practices for purification and gain enough merits. After thinking about it for the last few days, I feel how wrong am I to take too lightly and been impatience with my 6 preliminary practices. Now I have a clear understanding why the preliminary practices will help us to have a better chance to engage in Vajra Yogini practice. Thank you for your kind reminder – before we learn to fly, we need to take baby steps first.

  86. ash ng on Jun 23, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks for explaining and preparing my mind before taking an initiation or empowerment, this has enlighten me and made me understand what i need to do or prepare myself to qualify before receiving one, especially like Vajrayogini.
    Thanks for the clear explaination on how Lama Tsongkhapa transforms into Mother Vajrayogini, the essence of Her practice and the teachings of becoming selflessness. Tenzin Thokpa will keep this transformative teaching at heart and will start the 6 preliminaries practices to build the foundations to receive this powerful tantric practice.
    You are truely my root guru. Thanks for accepting me as your student and looking after my next and future rebirths.
    Tashi Delek 🙂

  87. ng yew seng on Jun 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for making everything so clear cut. A to-do list for entry into Kechara Paradise. No need to argue, no need to debate. No time wasted.
    I have to take responsibility for my own actions or inactions.
    No one to blame. I can’t even claim ignorance anymore.
    Nice thing is that I can even start to tick off some of the items in the list now. That gives me slight confidence that it’s doable. It’s trackable.
    A million thanks 🙂

  88. Christy Tiew on Jun 20, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Tks Mr Ngeow for his effort to brief us about Vajrayogini, it’s a long session about 5 hours. This is also the first time my mum (SOH CHENG GUAT, 73 yrs old) joined us, she is very happy and she finally able to accept our Guru’s teaching after almost 2 years times. She even requested to place a Lama Tsongkhapa poster in her room. Hopes to learn more dharma teachings from our Guru.
    Thank you and best regards.

  89. Nicholas Khern on Jun 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Previously I heard of Vajrayogini but not so much intro about her.But today Lamrin class in KSJC we had learned a lot about this mystical lady.Tks to our Mr.Ngeow,David Lai,Paris & ShirleyMaya for their effort.It’s really helpful and broaden our knowledge about her.
    TQ,
    🙂

  90. low chee foo & mother EE AH YING - KSJC on Jun 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    My mother and me would like to thank Mr Ngeow for introducing the introduction to VAJRAYOGINI practice to KSJS and a session on Lamrin too. We hope that we have the merit and affinety to pracitce it in the future.Thank you Rinpoche to allow us to understand more on Tantra practice.

  91. Alan Chan ( KSJC ) on Jun 20, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I felt pleasure to receive the introduction about the Varja yogini which presented by Mr Ngeow, I have more understand the iconography & symbolism of Varja Yogini. I felt happy i have connection with Varja Yogini in this life. I am appreciated Mr Ngeow far away from K.L to Johor which to benefit Johor region students ( KSJC , Batu Pahat Study , Singapore Group ) Thank you !

  92. June Tang - KSJC on Jun 20, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you Mr Ngeow all the way from kl to ksjc for the introductn of Vajrayogini practice . I decided to invite a statue immediately
    to add on to my alter. Thank you Rinpoche to allow us to know more about Vajrayogini practice.

  93. Grace Leu (KSJC) on Jun 20, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    i felt very happy can know more about varjayogini. from the introduction, it make me understand the connection between her and Lama Tsongkhapa which we always think buddha is different due to the form.i hope can receive more informations about varjayogini.
    My sister Leu Nyok Lin wish that we all can be in Kechara Paradise.
    My Brother Leu Chong Hin very happy to receive the sharing and great that he did not miss today’s valuable session.

  94. Wong Yen Pin on Jun 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    i would like to say thank you to Mr.Ngeow for coming down to KSJC to share with us the varjayogini’s practice.it make me more clear about this buddha. i’m very happy.
    thank you.

  95. Steven Chew - KSJC on Jun 20, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sending Mr Ngeow to have a briefing regarding
    Vajrayogini introduction.It gave me opportunity to understand more
    about Vajrayogini practice.

  96. Tan HP on Jun 20, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thanks Mr Ngeow for the teaching of practising Vajrayogini.

  97. Uncle Lai on Jun 20, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you very much for encouraging us to practise Vajrayogini practice. What I only understand is Vajrayogini is a very powerful deity. Without wasting time I shall go ahead and do the preliminary practice. Thank you for your great compassion and care for us.
    Love,
    Uncle Lai

  98. Anila on Jun 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank You for recommending and preparing me to take Vajrayogini initiation when I first met you. If you had not prepared me in the early years, I would not be able to understand how precious Vajrayogini Practice is now.
    Like what David and Jamie have said in their comments, yes, this practice is simple compared with other Deity Practices. Vajrayogini Practice guarantees our next life if we practise seriously with commitments.

  99. Uncle Eddie on Jun 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    With such a heaven-sent opportunity, what is there some more to wait, but rather to start off immediately with the practice of the sacred Vajrayogini Tantra, as directed by our kind Guru!
    Thank You Rinpoche, for having such confidence in us.

  100. Lili ng on Jun 19, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,thank you for having so much compassion for us.

  101. mima on Jun 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you, your writing is very beneficial!

  102. Shirleymaya.blogspot.com on Jun 19, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Now, you tell me if spirituality and real life sound so similar or if they are based on the same principles? Are they not relevant to our daily life, to our world?
    In truth, spirituality is life and life is spirituality. We cannot separate them apart. The spirit in us is what makes our lives worth living. Personally, I’ve always believed that spirituality is what makes life.
    The foundation of all good qualities begins and ends with spirituality.
    So, no matter what religion you are, or profession you are, or whichever school of Buddhism you hail from – commit and go all the way. Invest in crafting the better version of yourself and not be content with the lousy version of yourself. Because you can surely do better. Yes, you can. We all can!
    A hero does not become a hero over-night. A hero certainly does not become a hero by being lazy, taking walks in the parks, and take it easy and giving up every time he or she feels like it.
    A real hero becomes great by going through everything and rising above – through thick and thin.
    Any zero can become a hero. Anyone can do it. You can too. So, what are you waiting for?
    Start now, with practising Lama Tsongkapa…yes, right now, from where you are.

  103. Shirleymaya.blogspot.com on Jun 19, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Most people think that all these practices do not relate to them, or are even relevant to their lives. Now, I shall attempt to walk through this and make that connection for all of us to see how much it does relate to our daily lives, and just how relevant this is all to our world today.
    1. Holding vows and commitments
    Do you seriously think the above statement only applies to just the spiritual seekers/practitioners, nuns and monks? Really?
    So, you think average normal folks like you and me would be forgiven if we are “loose” in keeping our promises, words and commitments? I don’t think so.
    In our every day life, we have to uphold our end of the bargain in order to gain trust, respect and build credibility – be it in our personal or professional lives. The very word, integrity stems from here. Would you trust anyone who does not keep their promises and commitments well, or at all? Hence, what works in life will really work in all aspects of life. It is not hocus pocus or magic and spells. This is what constitutes good moral behaviour. At the very least, honourable.
    So, if we can’t even do this well at our own very basic level – how do we expect to rise to a higher level? It does not matter what is it that you are doing and which ever religious background or Buddhism school you are from, or even what age and gender you are. These basic good principles of life apply to us all. It is universal. Where we apply them, is entirely up to you. But I am willing to bet that all schools – religious, spiritual, academic and professional will preach the same things, if not advocate the very same things.
    At the end of the day, to be recognised and applauded as an individual of integrity, honour and trust – we would have to invest real time and effort in building a track record of keeping our words, promises and commitments to all around us – at work, at home, or at play.
    Otherwise, we would have no friends, and our families would probably want to disown us as well. And most likely, we would not be able to find a job anywhere at all.
    However, in the spiritual path, we take that to the highest level, because we do it for a higher purpose. So, imagine holding our promises, words and commitments in our daily life very well and multiply that by 100. Because we want to better ourselves to be of benefit to all around us, in the highest sense. Hence, we push ourselves to go beyond. And when we can do that well, then we have begun to gain true mastery over ourselves in stage one.
    This is why our Guru pushes all our buttons and gives us all kinds of crazy things to do. But in the end, we will understand what it is all about. We will realize that the Guru is truly just transforming us, training us in order to bring out the best of us. In this way, we benefit and those around us will also benefit from us being much better – everyone is happy.
    In the same vein, it is imperative to respect and honour our fellow Dharma brothers and sisters, especially the Liasion Council members. They are our Sangha. They are the ones who make everything run like clock work in our centers, monasteries, offices, etc. For those at work, your Sangha is your work colleagues. For those at home, your Sangha is your family. Without any of them, our lives would be very miserable. We need everyone’s help to get things done. We can’t do everything by ourselves. Hence, the Sangha is representative of the community in which we all belong to. And yes, in life, we may have several different types of Sangha – for work, for play, for home and for the spiritual.
    So, IF we can’t even uphold these two basic principles well, then it is very likely that we can’t possibly be ready for anything much more. It is as simple as that.
    2. Be honourable and have integrity
    I believe this is self-explanatory.
    When we can uphold everything we promised that we will do, then we will exhibit honour and integrity within us. One good deed leads us to better ones, then we rise to a higher stage or level.
    It is no different in the workplace, or any other place, for that matter. Which Boss do you know of will promote someone who has consistently shown a lack of commitments, absence of honour and zero integrity? Would you entrust someone who can’t do the simple tasks more important work to do? Come on, you would not even date someone like this! Don’t even have to talk about marriage! Defies logic, doesn’t it?
    Whatever work or practices you’ve been assigned, do it diligently and happily.
    3. Be happy with what we have been given to do. Because we get to prove ourselves in doing those tasks well.
    We can’t even walk properly yet, so don’t be so hasty or impatient to want to test those running shoes just yet. Better stop flapping our arms and think that we can fly right now. Not just yet, ok. Focus on what we have infront of us and complete them to the best of our abilities. Master those at hand first, then we can ascend to the next stage.
    Does this sound so alien to any part of our real life? It is the same things we teach our kids. So, why are we, the adults, not doing them? This is nothing new. We know this. But doing is completely different from knowing. So, you just have got to be honest with yourself and ask yourself, why you are still not doing it?
    4. Develop contemplations on the good qualities of one’s lama again and again
    Many people read this and assume that you are giving up their entire control and life over to one man, i.e. their Guru and they can’t handle that. Many people also wrongly assume that the Lama or Guru is ego-centric and just wants to be worshipped in every way.
    Let’s cut the fluff from the truth, shall we?
    At this very moment – every one of you working for a BOSS is already giving your life over to that one person. He or She determines your life’s monthly salary, where you sit at work and what type of job you would be doing. For some, even what clothes you have to wear to work. The only thing you tell yourself is that you will tolerate all your Boss’s crap is because at the end of the month, you get paid.
    In the spiritual path, or rather, in the Varjayana path, the Guru is everything because HE is the LIVING TRANSMISSION of all the ancient wisdom passed down from one generation to another, forming an unbroken lineage which can be traced all way to the original source: Buddha.
    Contemplating on our Guru’s or Lama’s good qualities again and again is to cultivate the sense of GRATITUDE within our hearts. This is the very first step in learning the meaning of THANKFULNESS. If we can’t even be grateful to our teacher, Guru or Lama, how in the world are we going to learn to be thankful and appreciative of anyone else? Please think about this carefully.
    Believe me when I say, our teachers, Gurus and Lamas do not need us to propitiate him in any way. HE is there because he cares about our well-being so much that HE takes it upon himself to make us into a better person – despite how “damaged, ugly and broken” we are.
    So, the day tears start to flow down your face when you think of your teacher, Guru or Lama – that is when you truly know that your heart has blossomed into a flower named, GRATITUDE. That is the day you will be able to give and receive thankfulness from all around you.
    5. Never give up
    Let me just repeat that again – NEVER GIVE UP!!!!
    No matter how lousy or bad we were, if we give up now – yes, we have sealed ourselves into that casket of losers. Do we really want that? Especially when there is a way out and we can even become a WINNER in the end.
    So, don’t every give up on yourself. If you do, you will always be running away and hiding from your true self. People who give up are people who do not understand the real meaning of love and life. They do not love themselves and they certainly do not understand life. I can talk, because I was a PHD Holder of “Giving up all the time”. Is it any wonder that I could give up everything and everyone in my life? I did not know how to value anything or anyone in the past. Yes, it is sad.
    So, I say it again – NEVER GIVE UP.
    Learn to love yourself better by actually doing better and becoming better. Then, you will know how to love others and yourself in the right way.
    Here, I am going to insert another word for you: PERSEVERE because you are worth every drop of your blood, sweat and tears. So, YOU do it.
    6. Practice the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation
    The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation teaches us about compassion. In Buddhism especially, compassion is the key to start and great compassion is the ultimate goal. We cannot start until we have some sympathy or empathy for someone else. If we only have indifference, then our world would be a very different place. Hence, compassion is crucial in every religion, every aspect of life. Starting from our mothers to everyone around us. In 8 Verses, every verse teaches us how to arrest, manage and overcome our ‘unhealthy’ or negative thoughts so that we can remain calm, collected, loving and kind. Above all, with clarity and courage. I would strongly encourage everyone to read the 8 Verses.
    In today’s context, we can easily identify with the word: LOVE, because compassion has been over-identified with religion. So, it is no different love or compassion. They are one and the same. Yes. LOVING KINDNESS.
    We begin with love so that we can end with love.
    7. Make it a point to get along with everyone or as much as possible & be forgiving
    In life, if we do not get along with the people around us and be more forgiving, how do you think our lives will turn out? Will we suffer or cause others to suffer, or both?
    In fact, we do have to make it a point to get along with everyone because it is the most beneficial thing to do – no one gets hurt, including ourselves and everyone is happy.
    When we are forgiving, we do not need to be burdened with so many unpleasant thoughts and feelings. We will unload all our garbage and mess, and move onto better pastures.
    Hence, again, this is applicable everywhere – be it in our family life, home life, friendship circles, work places, or schools and etc.
    Peace begins with mutual friendship and forgiveness. Period
    8. Study Lam Rim, Wheel of Sharp Weapons, Bodhisattvacha-avatara by Shantideva, Lojong, 50 Verses of Guru Devotion by Ashvagosha
    Yes, these are all famous and important Buddhist texts. However, if Buddhism isn’t your faith, then you can surely invest your time in reading pertinent texts or books that will help you in understanding your faith much better. And you should. WE should all learn up and study on things that will strengthen our knowledge and understanding. Because until we really understand, there is always room for doubts and confusion. Doubts and confusions are like robbers of your sanity and clarity. So, they are not ‘healthy’ for our true progress in life.
    Real progress comes when we have gained insights and realizations. These are things which you will know once you have experienced it because the results from such realizations will arise. They are undeniable.
    Until then, we can only be “works-in-progress”. Hence, we read up on real works of highly attained Gurus and Teachers who have truly mastered the art of PROGRESS.
    9. Commit to one practice that is light and easy yet profound such as Tsongkapa Guru Yoga daily without fail
    I say it again here – before we learn to fly, we need to take baby steps first. So, we start with something easier and just focus on that. Easy does not mean it is not significant/important/valuable.
    Tsongkapa Guru Yoga is most profound and is easy to practice because it is made for “Samsaric Addicts” like us. Meaning, we can’t even keep one little vow or promise or even do one practice well, then we can definitely not undertake any more. If we do, we are likely to break more vows or promises. So, what good will that do for us or for our practice?
    This is why we start with baby steps and do them well first and foremost.
    This is also why our Guru suggests something light, easy and yet profound like Lama Tsongkapa for all of us beginners so that when we have mastered this, we will be ready for something much more. Above all, we will not be breaking any vows or promises in the whole process.
    Do not set ourselves for failure by undertaking too much. So, start with what we can handle and we will gain confidence in ourselves, as well as, see the results arise from doing those practices well.
    10. Follow your Teacher loyally and all the way
    I have a very simple question for all of you here – would you want your spouse to be faithful to you all the way, or would you want your spouse to just follow anyone and have no idea what loyalty means?
    Is it any wonder why the same principle applies here?
    If we do not follow our Teacher loyally and all the way, then how do we truly learn and progress? Can a student learn well if he or she keeps jumping from one school to another, or one class to another? Who can keep track of the student’s real progress then? Who shall bear the real responsibility in caring for this student then? You get my drift.We all know that learning is, essentially, a nurturing process. It is not “cut and paste” or “touch and go”. When a Teacher takes you on, he bears the sole responsibility in caring for your well-being, and your understanding, and ultimately, your progress.
    No Teacher can educate a student who keeps running around from one place to another. No student can really learn or master anything when he or she is so busy hopping around.
    It is the same when we were studying in schools, colleges and it is the same when we are working in our companies. I have yet to see an employee of any organization gain real experience and promotion if he or she runs off from one company to another.
    Simply put, it does not pay to hop around. We will gain nothing from it, but would have wasted all our precious time.
    Loyalty is one of the most important virtues that we cherish. Hence, if we demand it from others, we should be the ones giving it to others as well. Most of all, to our Teachers, care-providers and loved ones.

  104. Shirleymaya.blogspot.com on Jun 19, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Now, how does practising Lama Tsongkapa lead us to Vajrayogini? Please allow me to share what Rinpoche explained to us – yes, you are getting it straight from the Buddha’s mouth…
    Lama Tsongkapa will transform later, starting with his Hat.
    Lama Tsongkapa’s hat will turn black and into hair. Lama Tsongkapa’s face will turn into three eyes, with ears and fangs.
    Lama Tsongkapa’s complete attainments over the four maras will turn into the four fangs of Vajrayogini. Two lower, and two upper.
    Lama Tsongkapa’s complete clairvoyance and omniscience over the three lower realms will transform into the third eye of Vajrayogini.
    Lama Tsongkapa’s complete subjugation of his desires, attachments and his sexual desires and attachments, will transform his body from WHITE to RED.
    Lama Tsongkapa’s complete, overwhelming and over-coming of renunciation, means he has completely renounced – will turn into the “ritual chopper” of Vajrayogini – the KNIFE.
    Then Lama Tsongkapa having attained great bliss, and great happiness – the happiness that cannot be moved, and that is not controlled by karma, situation, environment, and geography -that symbol of him attaining great bliss and great happiness of the Buddha, unchanging – will turn into a skull cup filled with intestines and blood.
    Then Lama Tsongkapa wishing to give you a higher path, controlling your winds and your energies and channels, will transform into his left arm instead of the Dharmachakra mudra, will go up into the sky and point to Vajrayogini.
    Then Lama Tsongkapa’s extreme compassion, bodhichitta and great love for you, and his vow not to give up on sentient beings will transform his face – instead of looking at you, his face will look up to Kechara Heaven – his face becomes the face of a RED FEMALE.
    Then Lama Tsongkapa’s extreme wish to nurture sentient beings, to teach them the Dharma, to emanate, to take on the Rupakaya form, Nirmakaya form, to take on Tulku forms, emanations, to teach, to turn the Wheel of Dharma, that great love and need and want to help you, will turn into the two breasts of Vajrayogini. Because breasts – the ladies’ breasts – is why we are all here, and we’re healthy. Because it’s filled with vitamins and nutrients. Like that, Vajrayogini’s breasts are filled with emptiness, bodhichitta and Dharma. And when you suckle on her breasts, symbolically, you will become a Buddha.
    And then, Lama Tsongkapa showing you the abandonment of the 8 worldly Dharmas – he doesn’t want fame, or praise, or compliments. He doesn’t want any of the 8 worldly Dharmas. His complete abandonment of the 8 worldly Dharmas will turn into the secret “vajra lotus” of Vajrayogini – exposed. What ladies run around with their privates exposed, but Vajrayogini does. Because Vajrayogini’s privates exposed means something much more.
    So, Lama Tsongkapa’s intense wish to free you of the 8 worldly Dharmas of attachments, will appear in the form of a beautiful lotus – full and thick, and exposed.
    Then Lama Tsongkapa’s complete destruction of ignorance and hatred – no more ignorance, no more hatred – his complete destruction of that manifests into the form of black Bhairava, facing down and his red beautiful feet stepping on it.
    And Lama Tsongkapa’s ability to transform your desire into the path of the Dharma, into the path of Enlightenment, is transformed into the consort of Bhairava – red, facing up and Lama Tsongkapa is stepping on that.
    Then Lama Tsongkapa’s ability to not be affected by maras, weapons, anything negative, anything evil, thoughts, bad karma, obstructions, spirits, nagas, gods – his inability to be harmed by them, because he is Enlightened – will be symbolized and manifested in the form of tumultuous fire, emanating from every pore of his red body, surrounding him.
    Then Lama Tsongkapa is unified with every single Buddha in existence – past and present. And these Buddhas will manisfest in the form of the King of the Tantras, Heruka. Heruka takes the form of the “Katangka”, and then Lama Tsongkapa holds the “Katangka” at the crook of his shoulders, looking up. And this crook on his shoulders represents the hero: Heruka Chakrasamvara. And Chakrasamvara is the emanation of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and Deities in the Ten Directions. And Lama Tsongkapa embraces these Buddhas – meaning, Lama Tsongkapa and Vajrayogini are ONE.
    And then Lama Tsongkapa extolls you, requests you and teaches you, and invites you to practise the 6 Paramitas of giving, effort, wisdom, asceticism, renunciation, etc – he extolls you and invites you to practice this. And this invitation and his accomplishments of the 6 Paramitas manifest into the 6 Ornaments on Vajrayogini. So, in fact, when you are looking at Vajrayogini, you are looking at Lama Tsongkapa. When you are looking at Lama Tsongkapa, you are looking at Vajrayogini. Hence, I tell everyone in Kechara House to practice Lama Tsongkapa. And in the future, it will lead to Vajrayogini.
    Now, Rinpoche has given us a vivid description of how Lama Tsongkapa will transform into Vajrayogini.
    If we look at a Buddha’s Body, if we know the Dharma, we can see the Dharma in the body. If we know the Buddha’s Body, and we know the Dharma, the Body is the ROAD MAP to the Dharma. It is very clear.

  105. andrew paisley on Jun 19, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Very inspiring and very useful advice, thankyou very much! Must get busy!!

  106. Lim Han Nee on Jun 18, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for so compassionately introducing the Vajrayogini Practice to us on your blog, as well as the way to prepare for it.
    The urgency to start the practice now is all the more compelling as I see my mum, fading very quickly before my very eyes.
    Lim Han nee

  107. E Cheah on Jun 18, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, this is incredible great good fortune that we are even able to get a glimpse of Vajrayogini. To be here this time, this place, is an opportunity we’d be a fool to miss. Will it ever come again? How else can we receive this precious intiation other than through a Spiritual Guide and devotion to one?
    Yes, I’m definitely getting out to KP to get a Vy statue asap and do what Rinpoche advises, to create the connection and prepare.
    Thank you.

  108. kwok wai on Jun 18, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you , for going to such great extent in caring for us. This is truly exciting ! After that fantastic “kako” ritual you did for us at Ladrang a couples of months back i’ve been longing to see what comes next . Thank you once again .

  109. Wee Liang on Jun 18, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for giving us an opportunity to learn more about Vajrayogini. I hope KWPC will manifest swiftly so we can do the Vajrayogini practice there. 🙂

  110. Andrew on Jun 18, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,
    I have read David’s, Jamie’s and Sharon’s Blogs and I like the way each of them have “transcribed” Rinpoche’s teachings in their own words and through their own personal journey.
    I am still awestruck and at a lost for words when it comes to even the slightest opportunity to be able to learn and practice this amazing Tantra.
    I hope and pray everyone will eventually be prepared for the initiation in this lifetime so we can all meet again in Kechara Paradise!
    To finish, I love the way one visualizes Lama Tsongkhapa as ONE with Vajrayogini… How beautiful and amazingly profound yet simple… WOW!
    Much love… Andrew

  111. Julia on Jun 18, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for giving us such a great teaching. Rinpoche has made everything so easy for us to get ready for this practice. There’s no other reason for us not to commit and start preparing it NOW…

  112. yoke fui on Jun 18, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the clear explanation on how to prepare now for V’y initiation in the future.
    It’s a 50:50 relationship between the Guru and student. I will do my part to be worthy of receiving the initiation from Rinpoche in the future.

  113. Patricia on Jun 18, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I am sorry, I was writing too quickly and just see now that I was writing your name not in the correct way

  114. Patricia on Jun 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you dear Tesm Tulku,
    Your whole blog is a benefit to me. Thank you!
    I really liked it that you`ve said we have to prepare for for empowerment and we should start right now-I would like to share with you the thoughts I have right now to that point:
    In the west I think some of us have the tendency to collect empowerments without being really prepared for it,being almost like or mutating to “empowerment – junkies” in order to get some energy, being satisfied with just getting seed of empowerment but forgetting that we could receive empowerment also in much deeper way when we prepare!And sometimes I think the lamas should more stress on that, that we really prepare, talk about this before every empowerment.
    But sometimes it is also difficult to prepare fully, I mean here specifically the “ngöndro”, as there is for some people too much distrations like family life, job and problems which are going along with that.Some people need 10 years or more to finish one set of ngöndro. I wish there would be more opportunitis in the west that people could withdraw from everyday life in order to finish the ngöndro, sometimes it is also a money problem.In Asia there are more people who are willing to make a donating so that others can afford it to practice more.In the west I miss that little bit.
    I would found it great if such a thing would exist like a “donation pool” for people who wish to finish the ngöndro. So I mean not just for people who wish to do 3 years retreat,or are ordained, but there should be a donation pool for everybody who wishes to do a short retreat, but cannot afford it financially.
    Or is it already existing, and I just do not have the information on that?
    With all my best wishes for you
    Patricia

  115. Yee Ling on Jun 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Dear Rinpoche
    Thank you for your instruction on how to begin preparing for the higher practice of Vajrayogini. Thanks to David and Jamie for their wonderful explanation on the connection between Lama Tsongkhapa and Vajrayogini. The description of the iconography is so vivid. It has become clear for the first time for an absolute beginner like myself, how to practice and where it will lead me if I persevere. I am aware of my spiritual laziness and ignorance. May I continue to work hard on my spiritual path so that one day I too will one day receive the Vajrayogini empowerment from you.
    With lots of love
    Yee Ling

  116. Voon Chin on Jun 17, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    You have made the sacred practice of Vajrayogini so accessible to all in this blog. There are not much guidance or info out there which helps people to START the practice at a level we can do and progresssing from there. Most are only interested in attending Empowerments without having prepared to receive it.Rinpoche is guiding us to VY’s mandala in a most meaningful way.
    David & Paris, you are so kind to write down the oral transmission and explanation from Rinpoche so that everyone can understand and benefit.
    Voon Chin

  117. ckliew on Jun 17, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Dear Rinpoche , Paris & David.
    I am simply speechless reading and understanding the teachingd and knowledge you all have posted in this particular VAJRAYOGINI BLOG. It amazes me the amount of knowledge that can be acquired by interested person like me and all the others. Since i started surfing Rinpoche blog , i think this is the all time best.
    Thank you so much for sharing and typing. Henceforth i shall be spending my “money” buying Vajrayogini bag !
    With folded hands to ALL.

  118. mima on Jun 16, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Thank you so much Rinpoche, Jamie and David. Very inspiring to me to begin the sacred Vajra Yogini practice.

  119. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Jun 16, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Dear Paris,
    I like what you posted. It is exactly as I taught to the group last night to elucidate the same nature of Lama Tsongkapa and Vajra Yogini.
    I am glad so many visitors can read your accurate writing of what I taught last night.
    As usual, you have a great memory and powerful writing abilities. How wonderful your karma is from previous lives to ‘write yourself to enlightenment!’ So much merits and benefits for others. I rejoice for you.
    Tsem Tulku

  120. Paris on Jun 16, 2010 at 1:31 am

    And so – the most incredible comparison you’ll ever read…
    Lama Tsongkhapa’s realisation of emptiness – represented by the pointed tip of his yellow pandit’s hair – becomes Vajrayogini’s blue-black hair (the colour of emptiness). Her hair is unentangled, loose, just as the enlightened mind that is free of non-duality is “unentangled” from samsaric conventions, limitations and projections.
    Lama Tsongkhapa’s complete attainment of bliss of the enlightened mind is transformed into Vajrayogini drinking from a skull-cup of blood, a symbolic gesture that denotes her constant meditation on Bodhicitta.
    Lama Tsongkhapa’s realisation of impermanence and death, manifests as the ritual chopper that Vajrayogini holds facing downwards in her right hand. This is a traditional ritual chopper used in ancient times to disembowel and chop us corpses (particularly in sky burials) – a reminder of our bodily impermanence.
    Lama Tsongkhapa’s ability to fully nurture us, guide, support and help us “grow” to the full state of enlightenment, transforms into Vajrayogini’s full and naked breasts, a symbol of her very motherly energy to nurture our spiritual growth.
    Lama Tsongkhapa has totally overcome and has full control over the poisons of anger and desire. This is dynamically manifested in Vajrayogini stamping firmly upon the worldly gods Bhaivara (representing anger) with her left leg, and upon Kalarati (representing desire) with her right leg.
    Lama Tsongkhapa’s ability to conquer all negativities, spirit interferences, disturbances and evil forces emanates wildly as the burning, blazing flames that are emitted from every pore of Vajrayogini’s body, surrounding her in a dazzling aureole of fire.
    Lama Tsongkhapa’s ability to simultaneously see the three times – past, present and future – and his full omniscience becomes Vajrayogini’s third eye, in the centre of her forehead.
    Lama Tsongkhapa’s great compassion and love for us, and his wish and ability to bring us to higher states of mind and attainments, is represented in the way that Vajrayogini’s head is tilted upwards, looking towards the sky – a sign that by her practice, she will bring us to Kechara Paradise.
    Lama Tsongkhapa’s full and perfect attainment of the Six Paramitas emanates into the six ornaments that Vajrayogini wears upon her body – her necklace, crown, etc
    (read my full blog on this here: http://jamiekhoo.typepad.com/jamiekhoo/2010/06/sacredness-the-swift-path-to-enlightenment.html)

  121. Paris on Jun 16, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Be stable and devoted first to doing Lama Tsongkhapa’s Guru Yoga (as in our lineage) – every day if we can. As Lama Tsongkhapa himself is a fully enlightened being, we are connecting directly to an enlightened mind. The practice is safe, incredibly healing and peaceful and brings manifold benefits on many, many levels that we probably cannot even fathom right now at our level.
    I used to think, “Nah, Lama Tsongkhapa’s just a boring nerd” – no fire, no multiple hands, all covered up in robes. Where’s the fun in that?! A lot really, because Lama Tsongkhapa “shape-shifts” into the vibrant, dynamic form of Vajrayogini, as we advance in our practices.
    By gaining a true understanding of Dharma, preliminary practices, the Lamrim, we will understand that every single aspect of a Buddha’s body and imagery is a Dharma teaching, an expression of the enlightened mind and its qualities. The Buddhas manifest to us in different ways to “appeal” and “attract” beings and minds of different aptitudes and dispositions – ultimately, their mind is unmoving and just as powerful as each other. Lama Tsongkhapa – that simple monk and his “simple” 9-verse Guru Yoga practice – is just as powerful and beneficial as Vajrayogini – naked, on fire and dancing like a striptease.
    Rinpoche explained, that as we traverse the path upwards, the very imagery of Lama Tsongkhapa “crosses-over”. First, we gain faith, conviction and understanding in the preliminary practices such as Guru Yoga; when we are firm, this knowledge and understanding “translates” to the higher practices of Vajrayogini.
    (
    (read my full blog on this here: http://jamiekhoo.typepad.com/jamiekhoo/2010/06/sacredness-the-swift-path-to-enlightenment.html)

  122. Paris on Jun 16, 2010 at 1:30 am

    “Start now? But but but, I’ve gotta go to the mall, and meet my boyfriend, and have dinner with my mates from my old job. Where will there be time for Vajrayogini practice? I can barely manage my basic sadhana of Guru Yoga and that’s only 10 minutes!”
    Rinpoche was very kind to give us further explanations on this blog post, as follows:
    Vajrayogini’s practice is of the highest yoga tantras, which requires initiation from a qualified Lama and students must have been well prepared in the preliminary practices, stable, committed and devoted to the path. As these practices are extremely advanced, not being properly prepared or firm in our practice can be dangerous for ourselves – it is like teaching a child how to drive even before he or she can properly walk! This is especially true because the higher tantras work with the energy channels, winds and drops in our body and not being able to handle the practices properly can cause very severe damage to our mindstream or even make us go insane (this has happened to practitioners before).
    However, this does not mean that we cannot already connect to the sacred energies and blessings of this Buddha. As Rinpoche explains above, we should start NOW. And we can do this by being firm and committed in the practices and Dharma work that we are already doing now.
    Among the many points Rinpoche already listed out in his blog, he further explained the following few points:
    – devotion and commitment to your teacher: contemplate how your Lama has been kind to you, how your life has changed or improved since you have met him, what he has done for you or taught you, how he has shown you great examples of strength, compassion and wisdom. Eventually, you train your mind to see your Lama as Vajrayogini – a fully Enlightened Buddha. Then, when you finally receive the initiation, by the power of your visualisation, faith and commitment will transform into you receiving the Vajrayogini initiation directly from Vajrayogini herself.
    – Commitment to your Dharma path: holding your vows (refuge vows, your commitments, your promises to your Lama and Dharma community). Being honourable and having integrity by doing what you say you will. Holding our vows creates a very powerful merit to propel us further in the work and practice we wish to achieve, and to overcome difficulties or obstacles on the path.
    – holding the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation – if we are able to develop this truly and deeply, then when we finally see and receive Vajrayogini’s practice, we will be mentally prepared
    – 50 Verses of Guru Devotion – far from being some crazy cult practice, these verses help to train our minds and focus. We begin first by acting in a focused, conscientious and attentive manner towards our teacher; then this extends to his assistants and students, the people in the centre, and eventually everyone we encounter and in whatever we do.
    – An altar to Vajrayogini – we should create beautiful altars with images of Vajrayogini as a central focus. This forms the physical core around which we can centre our meditations, practices and offerings, to continually create a powerful connection to her and to remind ourselves of her incredible enlightened qualities. So instead of spending all our wages on yet another Kate Spade handbag, we “invest” in our altar instead, something so sacred. It would be better to spend your last cent on an offering towards your altar – your central place of practice, worship and sacred aspirations – and then die tomorrow, than to hoard all your money for the rest of your life. If we are cheapskate on our altars, it is not that the Buddhas will be angry; no, of course not. But we compromise and we are “cheapskate” on our own attainments. We short-change ourselves!
    – Focusing on Vajrayogini in all our practices – if we have this beautiful altar, full of the energy of our sincere efforts and offerings, it can then form the central focus of all our practices. We can direct all our preliminary prayers – Guru Yoga, mandala offerings, prostrations, Vajrasattva, water offerings etc – to this Vajrayogini altar and to Vajrayogini herself. We can do all our Dharma readings (or writings!), prayers, sadhana, retreats in front of this altar. Even if we’re doing another Buddha’s practice – Vajrasattva, Tara, Manjushri – we can still do them directed towards Vajrayogini. They won’t get jealous, really! As enlightened Beings, the qualities they embody in their physical body, speech and mind are equal; their attainments are equal. So any Dharma action done in relation to these beings, with a sincere motivation, connect us to the merit field. And what better way to connect to this highly swift, effective and blessed tantric deity’s path, than by directing all our current and preliminary practices towards her!
    (read my full blog on this here: http://jamiekhoo.typepad.com/jamiekhoo/2010/06/sacredness-the-swift-path-to-enlightenment.html)

  123. David Lai on Jun 16, 2010 at 1:19 am

    On top of that, we begin Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice now but in actuality, Lama Tsongkhapa is Vajrayogini. Lama Tsongkhapa’s complete awakened omniscience or complete simultaneous perception of the past, present and future manifests physically as the third eye of Vajrayogini. Then, Lama Tsongkhapa’s realisation of the four noble truths and the utter defeat of the four Maras materialise as the four sensual and beautiful fangs of Vajrayogini. She bares them to tear up the illusory nature of our Samsaric existence. Vajrayogini’s beautiful face looks upwards towards Kechara Paradise, symbolising Lama Tsongkhapa’s power and blessings to lift us up towards higher states of spiritual attainments.
    Lama Tsongkhapa’s attainment of renunciation over all desirous attachments transforms his white skin (tinged with red) into the ruby-red hue of Vajrayogini’s skin. Then, Lama Tsongkhapa’s attainment of conventional and ultimate Bodhichitta appears as the voluptuous breasts of Vajrayogini – Tantric symbolism of how a Buddha’s compassion nurtures and nourishes our own realisations of Bodhichitta like how a baby suckles upon the mother’s breasts for nourishment.
    The correct view of Lama Tsongkhapa is transformed into the blood contained within the skull cup of Vajrayogini held aloft in her left hand. The blood within the skull cup is said to flow mystically and constantly into her divine mouth denoting her mind is in constant meditation upon Bodhichitta. Then, the power of Lama Tsongkhapa to overcome all demons of adversity and negative karma materialises when Lama Tsongkhapa lowers his right hand and transforms it into the hand of Vajrayogini that thrusts downwards – the ritual chopper.
    Lama Tsongkhapa’s golden yellow hat symbolises full Enlightenment transforms into the unfettered hair of Vajrayogini. Vajrayogini’s hair is long, loose and untied – another symbolism of full awakening. The love of all the Buddhas of the four directions manifests as the khatvanga resting upon Vajrayogini’s shoulder. Hence, relying upon Vajrayogini will gain the complete support and blessings of all these Buddhas.
    The khatvanga of Vajrayogini’s also represent the male aspect or Heruka Chakramsamvara, representing her practice is one with Chakramsamvara’s – one of the most advanced and efficacious higher Tantric systems that Lord Buddha had ever expounded. Lama Tsongkhapa’s great compassion for all beings manifests as Vajrayogini’s secret organ. It is through birth that all sentient beings is born into Samsara and it is through Vajrayogini’s secret organ that practitioners will manifest as a fully enlightened Buddha.
    Then, Lama Tsongkhapa’s complete subjugation of anger materialises into the deity Bhairava and he rests underneath Vajrayogini’s left leg. Then Lama Tsongkhapa’s utter control of desire appears as the female deity Kalarati and she rests underneath Vajrayogini’s right leg. Finally, Lama Tsongkhapa’s boundless love and compassion for all beings manifests as the fiery flames streaming forth from Vajrayogini’s every pore, forming an aureole of divine flames around her body.

  124. Thierry on Jun 16, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for always making us aspire to higher grounds.
    The view is much more clear -and peaceful- from higher grounds.
    Yours sincerely.
    Thierry

  125. David Lai on Jun 15, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I just thought to elaborate a little more on the importance of Rinpoche’s post on Vajrayogini. I remember he told me once that like many Lamas under Pabongka Rinpoche’s and Trijang Rinpoche’s lineage, they place great emphasis on Vajrayogini especially for our modern times because of our particular lifestyle and level of attachment. People these days have so much more attachment than those during Pabongka Rinpoche’s time.
    There is so many excuses not to practice or have little time to do any practice. My favourite one I heard in a teaching is that we have ‘to SURVIVE’! We have to make another $45 billion and then we will do Dharma or we want to give up halfway after practicing because it is JUST SO HARD! Another favourite excuse is that we have to take care of our children, our spouse, our careers, our hobbies, our laziness and our pets all at the same time. I know! I just love the divine sarcasm.
    Vajrayogini is a powerful, in fact, the most powerful for our mental disposition to ensure that when we overcome these petty excuses, we will be assured of a steady flow of attainments and an assured rebirth if we are a lazy to average practitioner. Guess what? Just reciting her mantra will derive tremendous benefits and her practice is the shortest and the one with least commitments. However, if we are a diligent and outstanding practitioner – we will either ascend to Kechara Paradise upon our death or better still – Enlightenment in this very lifetime. That is what we should aim for, of course.
    Best of all, Vajrayogini will guarantee to meet us from lifetime to lifetime until ascension to Kechara Paradise. No other Buddha promises that, not even Amitabha Buddha will promise that. So it is fantastic that a Lama gives us a 1-2-3 step guide to achieving Vajrayogini. Anyone can achieve this! Thank you Rinpoche!

  126. Thom Canada on Jun 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I really like this style.
    Thanks
    Thom

  127. ckliew on Jun 14, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Dear Rinpoche ,
    Real glad to get Your reply. To assure i do not wish nor have any intention to get many initiations. I do undertstand ( not sure right or not ) alot of High Lamas and people with High Dharma Practices focuses on one main Yidam.
    And i do intend to follow such footsteps. As You are absolutely right if one person have alot different initiations from different centres , different Gurus as a layman like me with little knowledge on such pratices for sure confusions comes in like a big snowballs and it will rolls like mad ! : ). Lay people minds will not be able to comprehend and absorb !
    Sorry in failing to understand & overlook Rinpoche blog on Vajrayogini practices and i shall take Rinpoche advice as a personal commitments hence forth.
    Eons of thank you to Rinpoche advice. May Rinpoche Stay Healthy and Teaches more till the end of Samsara.
    With Folded Hands.

  128. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Jun 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Dear CK Liew,
    I am happy that my blog can bring you knowledge and benefits. That is the purpose of my blog. Nice to hear from you.
    I am very happy you can obtain dharma from it also. You are very welcome to it.
    1. Please do not get initiations here and there. It is very hard to keep commitments. Save yourself for one practice, one yidam and one commitment—–> Vajra Yogini!! Be devoted and loyal to the dharma centre and lama you choose. Be firm on these points. Good for your mind.
    2. As for your question to what practice you should do to her everyday, my whole Vajra Yogini blog post describes it to you very clearly. Please read again.
    For example:
    Practice the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation. Practice this daily and read up on it. I gave a talk on it. Watch the video on it please and practice deeply and recite daily.
    Study Lam Rim, Wheel of Sharp Weapons, Bodhisattvacha-avatara by Shantideva, Lojong, 50 Verses of Guru Devotion by Ashvagosha.
    Commit to one practice that is light and easy yet profound such as Tsongkapa Guru Yoga daily without fail. -start this now. Yes, you can do Tsongkapa in front of VajraYogini. She will be pleased. Tsongkapa will prepare you for Her practice later.
    DO THE ABOVE EVERY SINGLE DAY IN FRONT OF HER IMAGE. DIRECT EVERYTHING TOWARDS HER DAILY AND WHEN YOUR FINISHED, DO YOUR DEDICATIONS IN FRONT OF HER.
    If you have questions, you may ask David or JP.
    I send you my good wishes.
    Tsem Tulku

  129. ckliew on Jun 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche ,
    Its me again , hope you wont find me boring keep popping around your blog . I just enjoy alot from reading it , its as if i am chatting with my best friend : ). I have learn alot from your blog and know more about Rinpoche personally. What you like , what you dont , what you aspire your students to be and so forth. I am sure many of us felt the same way about your blog. Its just my sincere comment. Anytime i write a comment i really do mean it not just to make you happy or to polish anything : ). Though i wish to polish your shoe more often hehehe.
    Anyway back to your Vajrayogini preparation advice , frankly i am super keen and attached to getting initiations , i just dont know why. But another small part of me am really afraid of it , afraid of the commitments that might comes with it that i may not be able to fulfill honestly. Anyhow i have a strong will in hoping in the future when Rinpoche is ready to give this Highest Initiations i will be very ready. Hence i have been reading alot , comtemplating alot and striving hard to understand all the Dharma teachings in Dharmic books ! Rinpoche advice above is pretty easy to understand but profound just like the Lamrim step by step.
    Also Rinpoche i would like to know , if i invite a Vajrayogini back to my home altar what would be the daily practice i should do , i know her mantras is secret .
    Hope you can advice me.
    With many thanks and folded hands.
    ckliew.

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  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 06:42 PM
    According to the Buddhist teachings, we all have a unique blend of karma that determines where we are born, the circumstances of our birth and the quality of our life. Naturally, this is due to the actions that we performed in previous lives. Karma also dictates our characteristics and traits that determine how we act throughout our lives, which in turn leads to certain outcomes in this life and a determination of where we will take rebirth in the future.

    Karma, however, is not set in stone. We can change our circumstances through our own efforts – purification of karma and accumulation of merit. Tibetan astrology, based on these Buddhist principles, provides us the methods to ensure success in this life and a good rebirth in the future. Tibetan astrology can also predict what will happen to us in this life and our next rebirth based on the time of our birth.

    Discover your traits according to the Mewa, or Magical Square system of Tibetan astrology below, and find out how to purify your negative karma to improve your life!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 05:24 PM
    Very interesting:


    Radin explained in his book: “For a Western-trained academic, the mere existence of, say, telepathy would be considered supernormal and thus wildly extraordinary. But for an experienced yogi, it’s just a boringly normal minor siddhi [a Sanskrit term for a meditation attainment, or power]. A skeptical scientist, not having the benefit of thousands of hours of practice in yoga and meditation, would require repeatable, rigorously obtained experimental data showing odds against chance of a gazillion to one. The yogi merely requires his own experience.”


    Very interesting read: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2157904-supernormal-abilities-developed-through-meditation-dr-dean-radin-discusses/?sidebar=morein
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:45 PM
    Its indeed a beautiful place …..away from the city hectic life to visit and could stay over night too.Just to get away from work to relax ,get some fresh air ,do meditation and so forth .At Kechara Forest RetreatI,Bentong is where the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world situated and we can receive blessing,make offering to the Buddhas as well as enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful gardens.I have recomended my friends and relatives to visit such a beautiful place at Bentong.
    Thank you Paul Yap for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:15 PM
    Well…all pendants are beautifully designed,hand crafted to match each and every sacred images on it to suit all occasion for the wearer.I can see a lot of hard work for those involed in desgning and making of it.
    All pendants are very unique, modern, timeless and also sacred ,thats all i could describe it.Hope more people will be wearing these beautiful pendants to get connected with the Buddhas.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and Kechara’s Louise Lee for creating Dharma art in in the form of jewelry
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/timeless-and-sacred.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:41 PM
    This Mahasiddha is Kukkuripa (the dog lover). He loved dogs so much. When he meditated in the cave he had his doggie with him. She had kept him company for years in his cave. They shared bedding, food, water and company. When he gained high attainments, the Dakinis came to take him to Kechara Paradise. He was hesitant to go but the Dakinis insisted and he went with them.

    He arrived at Kechara (Paradise/Buddha abode of Heruka and Vajra Yogini) and enjoyed teachings and feasts up there and they asked him to stay longer if not forever…. But he kept thinking about his doggie left alone in the cave. He felt guilty and missed her. Kukkuripa would use his psychic powers to see his poor doggie alone and hungry waiting for him at the cave while enjoying the attention of the Dakinis and feasts. The cave was dark and had no food. The doggie had to go out and find small tiny scraps of food and was getting skinny. Kukkuripa saw this and it pained him. Worried she was not getting enough food. He use to share the offerings of food he would get from people with her. Doggie and him would delightfully eat the food together. Kukkuripa had no attachments to ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ in regards to sharing food with his dog. He had overcome this in his meditations. In ancient India, people would not co-habitate with a dog. It was considered unclean and filthy, but Kukkuripa had cast away those notions and loved his dog as she loved him. But he felt guilty to leave her alone while he was ‘enjoying’ himself in Kechara and could not stop thinking about his beloved dirty smelly dog in his cave alone…so he left Kechara Paradise and all it’s ‘delights’ for his doggie. He couldn’t abandon her. The Dakinis implored him to stay, but he was firm to return. The Dakinis said you will give up this paradise here for a mere dog???!! You can advance further in your meditations if you stay in Kechara and then help the dog later they attempted to persuade him. But Kukkuripa would not stay, he was loyal to his little dog as she had kept him company for many years in the lonely dark cave. She was loyal to him and how can he abandon her now. He couldn’t and he wouldn’t listen to the Dakinis. He left to join doggie. He never forget her companionship and loyalty. All the wonderful things in Kechara could not tempt him against his loyal friend the little doggie. He left everything for her.

    So he finally left Kechara to the Dakinis dismay and went back to his cave to be with his dog so she won’t be alone. Doggie was delighted to see her master and wagged her tail so much!! She licked him and he hugged her! She was skinnier for not eating well these few days he noticed. He fed her and hugged her and loved his doggie…He went back to his routine of meditation, receiving food offerings and sharing his food with doggie. They were happy together. One day, when he was scratching her in her favorite place and she licked him so his eyes were closed, when he opened his eyes she had suddenly turned into a Dakini shimmering with lights! The brilliance of the lights lit up the whole cave in front of Kukkuripa!! Kukkuripa was astonished to behold the splendourous lady in front of him! Of course this Dakini must be the Queen Herself he realized, as Vajra Yogini which was Kukkuripa’s main Yidam he had meditated on her for years in the cave. And She said to Kukkuripa, “Well done, you gave up paradise to be with just a dog..it shows you have given up attachements and projections of pleasant and unpleasant, now your Dakini will give you the final paradise (enlightenment)!”

    Kukkuripa attained full enlightenment blessed by Vajra Yogini by releasing the final subtle attachment to the non-existent self! After enlightenment his fame and name grew and many came to see him and he gave teachings to countless and benefitted many before he finally ascended to Kechara the second and final time. He was forever known as Kukkuripa the dog lover.

    I love him so much!!! This is one of my favorite Mahasiddhas along with Badrapa, Shantideva, Ghantapa and a few others. I wanted to share this story with you. I wanted you to know that there are many great true stories like this one about Kukkuripa that are true and can be applied to our lives. To inspire us.

    Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:29 PM
    The great and illustrious master Sonam Tsemo at the end of his life was described by an old woman who witnessed Sonam Tsemo depart. Standing on a rock at the holy spring near Sakya area known as Chumik Dzingka, his body ascended gracefully into the sky, still holding his dog. He loved his dog very much. Even today the footprints of Loppon Sonam Tsemo and the dog can be clearly seen in the rock, left for the benefit of living beings as a field from which to accumulate merit. It is a sign of a holy being when they can leave their footprints in stone for future generations to witness and make offerings on that spot to collect merits. This holy site was decorated by the great master Mantradhara Ngawang Kunga Rinchen later on. Other accounts say that he ascended from Gorum Library near Chumik Dzingka spring. A stupa containing his holy relics was erected there. Sonam Tsemo was a powerful practitioner of the Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini and at the end of his short life he ascended with his very body to Kechara paradise. He was 40 years old. Kechara is the sanksrit name of the special abode of Vajra Yogini. Those who practice Vajra Yogini to the highest level can ascend her paradise with their very bodies. Sonam Tsemo the great master of sutra and tantra was seen by an old woman flying off holding his beloved dog to ascend Kechara paradise. No one every found his body and his room was empty.
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:27 PM
    Congratulations to Mitra for his first dharma teaching in Nepali to the expats. So glad that Dorje Shugden practise can reach out to many in various languages and to different people. Mitra has done a good job in introducing Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and guided them on the benefit and iconography of Dorje Shugden.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and Dorje Shugden practise continue to grow and benefit more people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 04:15 PM
    Very clear explanation of what is Vajrayogini’s left foot stepping on. Each time when i have a look at the beautiful statue of Vajrayogini this question will comes back to me. i am glad came across these blog by chance, i saw and read to understand better.A clear explanation ..stampling left and right foot significant of desire ,hatred and ignorance that cause us to be in samsara and she she able to control.Vajrayogni’s practices is so powerful in heliping us and that is the reason Rinpoche always ask us to start now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these short explanation in the video and the interesting story of Mahadeva.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/facebook-question-what-is-vajra-yoginis-left-foot-stepping-on.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:44 PM
    Rejoice to all the families who had setup a Buddhist altar at home and conducted a house blessing puja. There are diverse benefits of conducting the house blessing puja, which ranges from bringing well-being on all levels – in one’s health, relationships, business, and family – to purifying the home. The puja ceremonies will purify the environment which helps the people who live there and people who are visiting there to experience general well-being. The puja can be personalised based on the request or need of the individual. Thank you for sharing with us the many photos of the beautiful altar of these families, it is very heartwarming to know that they will always be blessed by the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-amazing-house-blessings-by-kechara-pastors.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:24 PM
    Thank you for sharing this mindfully planned itinerary for everyone who is interested in visiting Kechara Forest Retreat. Kechara Forest Retreat has different facets that showcase different elements of spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism in this wholesale venue. One can enjoy the flora and fauna of Mother Nature, or embrace the contemporary architectures that feature many magnificent Buddha statues and authentic Himalayan decorations. Not forgetting to mention, in Kechara Forest Retreat sits the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world! This is a holy place we must never miss to pay homage for blessings from the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 01:07 PM
    金泽“财王”护法殿

    在禅修林的入口处的左边有一间小佛堂,是全天候二十四小时开放给大众的。这间佛堂的一砖一瓦都是由不同善心人士捐增的。也因为他们过后发了一笔小财,所以在大马文东,金泽护法一般被简称为“财王“。

    根据佛陀教诲,五蕴是组成众生的五个方面,分别是色、受、想、行、识。证悟者如多杰雄登能将五蕴分别化现成不同的本尊。金泽是多杰雄登“受”蕴的化现,作用是协助我们增长世俗和修行上的财富。“受”蕴是我们对愉悦或不悦感受的认知。我们执着于愉悦,避免不悦,而这正是导致我们受困和造下各种业,继而产生痛苦的因(此段原文: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102x1n6.html)

    来到这里,我们首先要上香。做生意的朋友可要趁此机会拜拜,供养一个大的莲花蜡烛,上三根大香,祈求今年一帆风顺哦。

    摘自“GO BENTONG!与菩萨有约”
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120808
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 11:02 PM
    Can’t imagine that a priest actually stabbed Pope John Paul. How can he do this when he as a priest is suppose to be compassion and love everyone but kill the religion leader. he should remember that he carries the name priest and hence must show good example and behaviour to others but instead took another person’s life.

    I respected Pope John who continued his trip even though he was injured. That shows the determination he had to teach so it can benefit others. Always put others first more than our own needs.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/pope-john-paul-stabbed-by-priest.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 08:13 PM
    It is admirable for Sine Lindholm & Mads Ulrik Husum to place their design as open source for everyone to download and copy to manufacture. This shows how farsighted they are in propelling self-sustainability. The first step is always the hardest, and I believe what Sine and Mads had done is towards the right direction. In this way, people from all the around the world who genuinely are passionate and interested in growing own vegetables will be able to start on their own. Without needing to rely on middleman or manufacturer who might end up making the brilliant idea a commercial white elephant. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 10:05 PM
    Many companies especially in overseas are very considerate and allow their employees to bring their dogs to work. I personally think that this is a very good practice where the employees no longer have to worry about leaving pets at home alone. The work environments that cultivate loving kindness, caring and compassion create a much more positive and productive place to work. Besides, it may influence everyone especially those who do not have pet to be more kind to the animals.

    Nevertheless, the employer and employees may have to work together to maintain the safe and cleanliness work place such as reduce odour, provide clean air and many others.

    Thank you for this interesting article as a reminder to us to love and be kind to animals no matter where we are.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/inside-the-worlds-most-dog-friendly-office.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 07:06 PM
    Superb idea and very creative. Home farming in the cities ! Appreciate all the hardwork and ideas to produce Growroom. It’s just like putting a big puzzle and making the whole process so much easier to plant in cities where we always have limited spaces.

    We should support more people to come up with such ideas so we can eat our own food and cultivate self sustainability.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html

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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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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
2 months 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
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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.
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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
4 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?
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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
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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
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  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
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  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 20, 2017 10:16
    Grigoris asked: Excuse me, but I would like to ask, what does the prayer to Shangmo Dorje Putri say exactly? I can't read Tibetan, but would like to see the description that the prayer gives. I am not planning to say the prayer or make interaction(as it would be very dangerous), but would like to see what it actually says from the Tibetan text. Here's the link: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/shangmo-dorje-putri-the-bamo-of-sakya.html
    pastor answered: Dear Grigoris, Thank you for your question. Shangmo Dorje Putri is indeed a fascinating unenlightened Dharma protector. Unfortunately at the moment, we do not have a translated copy of the text in English that we can provide. The usual format for such texts, would include an invocation, making offerings to appease them, and then exhortations for them to perform their activities, possibly followed by thanking them for their help. One thing is for certain, due to the nature of Shangmo Dorje Putri her prayer is sure to include violent imagery, just like many other Dharma protectors, such as Achi Chokyi Drolma (who even though has a peaceful appearance, has a lot of violent imagery in her prayers). The reason behind the violent imagery is explained in the post about Achi Chokyi Drolma here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
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Prostration is a practice to show reverence to the Three Jewels. Let the children have this practice at their young age, Alice Tay, KSDS
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Prostration is a practice to show reverence to the Three Jewels. Let the children have this practice at their young age, Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Stella together with WOAH Camp young participants to check the broken egg. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Stella together with WOAH Camp young participants to check the broken egg. Alice Tay, KSDS
Great to see Dian and Wen Xin tried to do breath meditation slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Great to see Dian and Wen Xin tried to do breath meditation slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
Happy faces of Teacher Irene together with KSDS's youngest age group. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Happy faces of Teacher Irene together with KSDS's youngest age group. Alice Tay, KSDS
Most of the KSDS students like drawing and discuss about their drawing. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Most of the KSDS students like drawing and discuss about their drawing. Alice Tay, KSDS
The yearly gotong royong event on Malaysia Day. Great day to contribute back to the society. Lin Mun KSDS
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The yearly gotong royong event on Malaysia Day. Great day to contribute back to the society. Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS students, parents and teachers participated in food packaging for Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS students, parents and teachers participated in food packaging for Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
The team is setting up the tent and games for the Halloween party. Lin Mun KSDS
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The team is setting up the tent and games for the Halloween party. Lin Mun KSDS
Students of SRJK (C) enjoyed themselves so much during Halloween 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students of SRJK (C) enjoyed themselves so much during Halloween 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
Khai Te is very talented in drawing. Look at the van. It has a Kechara logo. Lin Mun KSDS
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Khai Te is very talented in drawing. Look at the van. It has a Kechara logo. Lin Mun KSDS
Students listening to Teacher Grace attentively during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students listening to Teacher Grace attentively during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
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Happy visitor invited Dorje Shugden back home.
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When we love others without projections, we truly LOVE. ~ Tsem Rinpoche . YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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When we love others without projections, we truly LOVE. ~ Tsem Rinpoche . YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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