Get Involved in the Wealth Box Project at KFR

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Dear students and friends,

Many years ago, I spoke briefly about Wealth Vases and Wealth Boxes (Wealth Cabinets or Yangkham), and at that time I mentioned that we will create a Wealth Box in the future… Now, the time has come for us to make a Wealth Box in our beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) which will be extremely beneficial.

Having a wealth box attracts the energies of abundance and increase so that all activities that are done within Kechara Forest Retreat and the Kechara organisation will be more successful and will have more results. For example, those who come to KFR to do practices and meditations will find their practices bearing fruit faster and dharma will also grow faster within the Sangha and lay community; those who come for healing and rejuvenation will have better results and even the medicines they consume while on the land will be more effective; and the wealth box will also help to attract the resources that we need to build Phase 2 of KFR as well as the many projects that we are doing now and in the future for the growth of Dharma… this is very important.

A Wealth Box is traditionally kept in a private location, at home or in the monastery’s administrative office, and is not put on display for the public to view. Also according to tradition, the wealth box is only opened once a year for the annual wealth puja (Yangdup), which is a 1-3 day ceremony during which perishable offerings like tormas and tea are replaced, and other items symbolic of wealth and auspiciousness are added into the wealth box… it is very important that the items offered into the wealth box do not reduce, but increase over the years. When the Yangdup puja is completed, the wealth box is then locked and sealed until the following year.

Many, many years ago, when I was having tremendous financial problems and difficulties, I went to Sera Monastery to consult the Panglung Kuten who is an oracle of Dorje Shugden, Setrap and other enlightened protectors. While in trance, Dorje Shugden advised me to make a wealth vase and a wealth box to overcome my difficulties. I followed his advice, of course, and I was very, very lucky… I managed to get hold of a wealth vase which was handmade by my root Guru, H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, and I received instructions on how to make a wealth box from my teacher, H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse. After all the pujas were done to consecrate and seal the wealth box, my situation drastically improved for the better.

Every monastery has a wealth box which is usually the size of a small cabinet. However, the size of the wealth box is entirely dependent on the maker and on the sponsor. A wealth box can be as big as an entire room, or as small as a medicine cabinet. Of course, the larger the wealth box, the more offerings and items can be placed inside, so that all who have contributed to it may receive its benefits.

So today, we are all very fortunate to be able to be a part of this very important and iconic project, which will be supervised by Dato’ Ruby Khong and Beng Kooi. I have given them clear instructions on how the wealth box should be made and what should be placed inside. Everything will be done according to tradition, and we are very fortunate that the Yangdup Puja to consecrate the Wealth Box will be performed over three days in Kechara Forest Retreat by the Ven. Panglung Kuten himself, the same oracle who advised me to make my first wealth box!

Everyone can receive the merits and benefits of this wealth box by contributing time, effort, funds or materials to the work. Making a wealth box should be an act of generosity (according to the law of karma, the result of miserliness is poverty, hence the antidote is generosity) so we offer the best that we can afford into the wealth box. I encourage everyone to get involved in the Wealth Box project as the benefits are tremendous, not only for gaining material resources and support for one’s practice of Dharma, but also for the growth of Dharma realizations and attainments within oneself.

Sarva Mangalam.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

The Wealth Box in Kechara Forest Retreat

[Written by Admin]

Preserving and spreading the Dharma is no doubt a virtuous deed, however like all things in samsara, even noble activities are met with obstacles. One of the ways obstacles can arise is in the form of a lack of resources for one to practice, and the capital required to build Dharma institutions and infrastructures needed to foster the growth and practice of Dharma. The antidote to this is merits. Merits overcome obstacles and create the causes for capital, material resources, and manpower to manifest so that Dharma can flourish.

In Tibetan Buddhism, one of the proven methods of overcoming the lack of resources for Dharma growth is the Tibetan Wealth Box. The tradition of Wealth Vases and Wealth Boxes began with Lama Atisha, the great Indian Pandit who was a key figure in the revival of Buddhism in Tibet. When Atisha arrived in the Land of Snows, he discovered a country with rocky, barren and largely unusable land. Unlike India, resources were scarce in Tibet and that, coupled with the fact that knowledge of Dharma was not yet widespread made it difficult for Atisha to find the means and resources to build monasteries and re-establish Buddhism.

So, Atisha prayed to his yidam, Tara, whom Atisha had direct visions of and who had helped Atisha throughout his life. It was Tara who advised Atisha to create wealth vases in order to attract the financial resources and people necessary for Atisha’s work, and transmitted the instructions of how to do so. Atisha then passed this lineage on to others, and this tradition has been preserved and practiced ever since. Looking at how Buddhism has thrived in Tibet since Atisha’s time, it is safe to say that the Tibetan Wealth Vase and Wealth Box has been effective in attracting wealth to support the Dharma.

An example of a small, simple wealth box

Just like Lama Atisha, Tsem Rinpoche has used his entire life for the Dharma and also like Atisha, Rinpoche is constantly faced with challenges in finding the necessary resources to build Dharma institutions and a Dharma community. While much has been accomplished, there remains more that needs to be done to further the growth of Dharma and Dharma attainments in the region. This includes Phase 2 of Kechara Forest Retreat, accommodation for a growing Sangha and Pastor community, Dharma education programmes including the study of Buddhist philosophy and debate, and the development of Tibetan art, culture, pujas and rituals within the local community.

From the very beginning, Rinpoche has depended on his Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to provide conducive conditions for the Dharma to grow. Dorje Shugden has assisted Kechara to come this far and most recently, Dorje Shugden through the Ven. Panglung Kuten has advised Tsem Rinpoche to construct a Wealth Box for the next stage of Kechara’s growth and expansion, to become a hub for the pure Gaden lineage to flourish.

 

What To Place In A Wealth Box

Kechara’s lineage of Wealth Box teachings originated from H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche who transmitted the teachings to Tsem Rinpoche. The proper way to regard a Wealth Box is as the divine abode of the wealth deities themselves. The Wealth Box can be made of any material, but preferably of the highest quality. After all, what we offer is what we receive in return. The KFR wealth box will be painted with a pair of auspicious jewel-spitting mongoose on the outside, and gold on the inside. It will have three shelves.

The highest shelf will hold two Dorje Shugden wealth vases that were handmade by H.E. Guru Deva Rinpoche (or Sogpu Rinpoche) who is regarded as an emanation of Gyenze. Other wealth vases of different wealth deities such as Dzambala, Tara, Vaishravana (Namse) and Gongkar (White Mahakala) may also be placed here. The top shelf will also have representations of the Buddha’s body, speech and mind, images of the lineage lamas, the eight auspicious signs, the seven royal emblems, the eight auspicious substances and two wealth arrows wrapped with five-coloured silks.

Another important feature of the wealth box is the wealth bags which will be hung on the walls of the wealth box at the top level. These bags contain a variety of substances including the personal effects of individuals such as jewelry, valuables voluntarily offered by successful and influential people, earth and water from holy sites as well as different countries, holy objects and sacred relics. It is important that the contents of the wealth bags do not diminish, but instead are added to every year, symbolic of wealth not being depleted.

Rinpoche alone has a large collection of very precious holy objects and relics, many of which cannot be found anywhere else. These include highly energized malas of great Mahasiddhas, robes of highly accomplished masters, leaves from the tree where Lama Tsongkhapa was born, consecrated water from Wu Tai Shan and Namtso Lake, and such like.

The middle shelf will contain multiple sets of sensory and commitment offerings, and a ganze, which is an offering of implements to the Protector. Finally, the lowest shelf will hold the various torma offerings to the yidam, the protector and their entourages. Other offerings that may be placed into the wealth box include precious and semi-precious stones, auspicious animal figurines, herbs and medicines. All perishable offerings will be changed yearly.

All these items, put together into a wealth box and consecrated with puja and ritual, will create a powerful magnet that draws positive energies to Kechara Forest Retreat, the surrounding environment, the country, and everyone who comes into contact with this sacred ground. Our wealth box will be consecrated by the Ven. Panglung Kuten with three days of special puja to invoke and seal the power of the wealth deities. Once consecrated, the wealth box is not to be moved or opened until the next annual wealth puja.

The making of the KFR Wealth Box is a rare opportunity for everyone to take part in an extremely meritorious Dharma activity that will serve to benefit countless thousands. On our own, it will be difficult to create such a singularly power-packed wealth box. However, if we contribute our time, money, materials or effort, we may partake in its tremendous blessings. By obtaining precious items from families and friends, we also create the opportunity for them to similarly be bestowed great fortune and a bounty of merits. This again is highly meritorious to ourselves.

Here’s how you can be a part of this blessed project of making Kechara’s first Wealth Box:

 

1. Precious Items

Each individual may place one item that you consider precious into the Wealth Box, for example, a small piece of jewelry, a precious stone, a family heirloom, a personal trinket, etc. These do not necessarily have to be items that are high in monetary value, but are objects that are precious to you.

WHAT TO DO: Place the precious item into a small ziplock bag and label it clearly with the name of the person to whom the object belongs.

[NOTE: Once placed in the Wealth Box, the items are considered offered and can no longer be removed or returned to the owner.]

 

2. Money

Each individual may offer a single coin or note to be placed in the Wealth Box. If you are acquainted with people of power, wealth and influence, do ask them to give a small coin or note too – this will add their energies to the Wealth Box and will also bring them luck and benefit.

WHAT TO DO: Place the coin or note into a small ziplock bag and label it clearly with the name of the person to whom the money belongs.

[NOTE: Once placed in the Wealth Box, the items are considered offered and can no longer be removed or returned to the owner.]

 

3. Earth from Different Places

If you or someone you know is travelling, we need soil, leaves, or stones from different countries around the world, especially from holy places (eg. Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Gaden, etc.) and from places of influence (eg. royal palaces, residences/offices of world leaders, etc.). The earth will be placed into the wealth box, and more earth from different locations must be added on a yearly basis.

WHAT TO DO: Place the earth, leaves or stones into a ziplock bag and label it clearly with the place of its origin.

 

4. Water from Different Places

If you or someone you know is travelling, we also need water from different countries around the world, especially from holy places (eg. Namtso Lake, etc.) and from places of influence. You may collect water from natural water bodies or simply from tap water. The water will be placed into a special bottle within the Wealth Box and more water must be added on a yearly basis.

WHAT TO DO: Place the water into a small bottle. Add a teaspoon of salt to the water you collect, so that if the water dries up, the salt crystals will still be present and can be used to reproduce the water. Label the bottle clearly with the place of its origin.

 

5. Contributions

Your generous contributions towards the construction and offerings to be placed in the Wealth Box is greatly appreciated. Below is the full list of how you can contribute to support the creation of this blessed Wealth Box.

 

All items to be placed in the Wealth Box should be delivered to Kechara House by 5 July 2015 for inclusion in the first year, and at any time for inclusion in the following years. To make a contribution or for more information, please contact Beng Kooi (+6012 3130489) or Pastor Jean Ai (elena.khong@kechara.com) or email care@kechara.com‬).

 

No. Item Qty Contribution (RM)

 

Status
1 Wealth Box
1 SPONSORED
2 Gold Leaf
 
1 20,000 SPONSORED
3 Stupa, Gold Plated
 
1 10,000 SPONSORED
4 Silver Serkym
 
1 10,000 SPONSORED
5 Lhari 1
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
6 Lhari 2
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
7 Lhari 3
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
8 Dorje Shugden Tsa Tsa, Gold Plated
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
9 Shize Tsa Tsa, Gold Plated
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
10 Gyenze Tsa Tsa, Gold Plated
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
11 Wangze Tsa Tsa, Gold Plated
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
12 Trakze Tsa Tsa, Gold Plated
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
13 Trijang Rinpoche Sungbum with Brocade
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
14 Silver Butterlamp 1
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
15 Silver Butterlamp 2
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
16 Wealth Arrow 1
 
1 3,000 SPONSORED
17 Wealth Arrow 2
 
1 3,000 SPONSORED
18 Silver Bowl for Commitment Offerings (Beer)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
19 Silver Bowl for Commitment Offerings (Tea)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
20 Silver Bowl for Commitment Offerings (Tsampa)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
21 Silver Bowl for Commitment Offerings (Milk)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
22 Silver Bowl for Commitment Offerings (Yoghurt)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
23 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Water for Drinking)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
24 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Water for Washing)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
25 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Flowers)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
26 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Incense)
 
1 2,500
27 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Light)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
28 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Perfume)
 
1 2,500
29 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Food)
 
1 2,500
30 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Music)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
31 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Water for Drinking)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
32 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Water for Washing)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
33 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Flowers)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
34 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Incense)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
35 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Light)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
36 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Perfume)
 
1 2,500
37 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Food)
 
1 2,500
38 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Music)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
39 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Water for Drinking)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
40 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Water for Washing)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
41 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Flowers)
 
1 2,500
42 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Incense)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
43 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Light)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
44 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Perfume)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
45 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Food)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
46 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Music)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
47 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Water for Drinking)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
48 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Water for Washing)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
49 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Flowers)
 
1 2,500
50 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Incense)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
51 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Light)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
52 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Perfume)
 
1 2,500
53 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Food)
 
1 2,500
54 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Music)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
55 Auspicious Animals (elephants, eagles, lions, tigers, dragons, horses, dogs, mythical creatures)
 
Many 2,000
56 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 1
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
57 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 2
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
58 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 3
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
59 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 4
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
60 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 5
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
61 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 6
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
62 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 7
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
63 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 8
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
64 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 9
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
65 Dorje Shugden Ganze, Framed
 
1 1,500 SPONSORED
66 Brocade Shelf Liner 1
 
1 1,200 SPONSORED
67 Brocade Shelf Liner 2
 
1 1,200 SPONSORED
68 Brocade Shelf Liner 3
 
1 1,200 SPONSORED
69 Wealth Seat 1 (8 Petaled Brocade Lotus)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
70 Wealth Seat 2 (8 Petaled Brocade Lotus)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
71 Eight Auspicious Signs (Umbrella)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
72 Eight Auspicious Signs (Golden Fish)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
73 Eight Auspicious Signs (Conch Shell)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
74 Eight Auspicious Signs (Treasure Vase)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
75 Eight Auspicious Signs (Lotus Flower)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
76 Eight Auspicious Signs (Infinite Knot)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
77 Eight Auspicious Signs (Victory Banner)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
78 Eight Auspicious Signs (Dharma Wheel)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
79 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Horse)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
80 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Elephant)
  
1 1,000 SPONSORED
81 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Queen)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
82 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Minister)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
83 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious General)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
84 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Jewel)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
85 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Wheel)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
86 Eight Auspicious Substances (Right Coiled Conch)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
87 Eight Auspicious Substances (Yoghurt)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
88 Eight Auspicious Substances (Durva Grass)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
89 Eight Auspicious Substances (Sindhura)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
90 Eight Auspicious Substances (Bilwa Fruit)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
91 Eight Auspicious Substances (Mirror)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
92 Eight Auspicious Substances (Gihang)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
93 Eight Auspicious Substances (Mustard Seeds)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
94 Wealth Bag 1
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
95 Wealth Bag 2
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
96 Wealth Bag 3
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
97 Wealth Bag 4
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
98 Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
99 Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
100 Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
101 Gyenze and Entourage Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
102 Dorje Shugden and Entourage Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
103 Wealth Deities Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
104 Tantric Deities Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
105 Pearl String
 
Many 200
106 Cubic Zirconia
 
Many 50

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 5, 2015 at 12:03 am

    It is a fantastic creation this Wealth Box so more resources is available for the growth of dharma. people have more technology and gadgets but less contentment and satisfaction, so to offset the distractions of the Kaliyuga age we need the Dharma.

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  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 09:46 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this contest to create awareness on the plight of our dinner, before they ended up on our plate. The meat that ended up on our dinner plates are not some chemically produced lifeless “thing”. They are animals who have feelings, can feel pain and suffer a great deal under unhygienic environment, probably able to feel more than us for that matter. This is a fact. We should not ignore it and blindfold our conscious by pretending that the meat we are consuming led a happy life and died peacefully before they ended up on our plate. Do our part by contributing to less suffering for the animals. Go vegetarian.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/win-a-manjushri-statue.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 09:23 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 05:52 PM
    The Tibetan government in exile in North India (CTA) has in their laws and charters that if you practice Dorje Shugden as your spiritual path:

    1. You are not allowed in Tibetan hospitals.
    2. Your children are not allowed in Tibetan schools.
    3. You may not join in community events in the refugee communities throughout India.
    4. You may not work in any jobs provided by Tibetan govt even if you are qualified within India.
    5. You are not allowed to attend any public talks by the Dalai Lama even secular in nature. You are checked for ID at the door claiming it’s for security.
    6. They restrict your travel by taking extra lengths to complicate issuing you proper papers.
    7. During public speeches, they denigrade the deity Dorje Shugden in order to have public opinion turned against those who practice Dorje Shugden.
    8. They create videos, documentaries and books ‘advertising’ Dorje Shugden as a bad deity. But they call this ‘advice’ only. They allocate much needed funds towards materials with ‘evidence’ that Dorje Shugden is harmful. What kind of government fund campaigns against a particular religion?
    9. They bar/expel you from from entering monasteries based on the fact you practice Dorje Shugden.
    10. Because they have received international pressure and was embarassed, they do not directly restrict you from the practice of Dorje Shugden but produce materials to speak against this faith isolating individuals who continue from the community.
    11. They have smear campaigns funded by the CTA’s Dept of Information & International Relations on social media to destroy the reputation of certain Tibetan teachers who continue to practice Dorje Shugden.
    12. They villify Dorje Shugden practitoners as people who are against Tibetan freedom, Tibetan culture and conveniently called them China spies and violent. This is part of their campaign. Why would China pay anyone to pray to Dorje Shugden? I do not know about others, but I receive no payment for my spiritual practice of Dorje Shugden from any individual, organization or government. I am accused of this as a smear campaign to silence me. But prove clearly that I receive payment from any govt or organization for my practice of Dorje Shugden. If you cannot prove it but continue to say so, then it’s an organized smear campaign from the Dept of Information & International Relations of the CTA in Dharamsala for what they see as defiance when it’s really religious freedom.
    13. Tibetan government in exile has been known to encourage the crowd to harm Dorje Shugden practitioners by posting ‘wanted’ posters of well known and defiant Dorje Shugden practitoners in the 24 refugee communities throughout India.
    14. Whatever donations, gifts, items, help given to the Tibetan govt, their hospitals, Monasteries, schools, individuals by Dorje Shugden practitioners prior to the ban against Dorje Shugden in 1996 has not been refunded or returned. Many Dorje Shugden practitioners including myself have made substantial donations to many sectors of the Tibetan refugee communities and monasteries and all items and monies have not been returned. If Dorje Shugden practitioners are bad, why keep their donations and gifts but restrict their presence?

    I have nothing against Tibet, Tibetans or His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In fact I wish His Holiness long life and health always. I have never said in speech or print any negative word against His Holiness the Dalai Lama. But this ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners is unfair, undemocratic and against human rights. It must be addressed, revoked and removed. It is creating a huge rift within Tibetan communities where we need to be united to preserve our culture, religion and way of life around the world. Whether an individual wishes to practice Dorje Shugden or not is up to the individual, but there should be no restrictions or prejudice created by CTA for engaging in this practice. Now in the 21st century, only in the Tibetan communities lead by CTA, there is heavy religious discrimination. But some find it hard to believe because it does not match the reputation of the Dalai Lama in which the CTA is under. If there is no ban and systematic controlled and funded tyranny against Dorje Shugden practitioners like myself, why should I speak up or say these things? I have no gains to speak up if it was not true. There are thousands of other individuals who can attest to all I have said and much proof to find even on the internet. This systematic tyranny against the fundamental human right of religious choice to practice Dorje Shugden must stop before it creates more damage to individuals and groups and at the same time bringing down the reputation of the CTA or Tibetan govt in exile headquartered in Dharamsala, North India as backward and tyrannical.

    Tsem Rinpoche
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  • sonnytan
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 01:37 PM
    sonny tan on Jan 23, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    Hello jeff Weegee, you came here to insult our guru and claimed that he gets monetary support from China without any documentary,evidential, bullet proof and solid evidence. In the eyes of the learned criminal court judges this statement itself is very defamatory and you can be sued for character assasination and defamation. However, you are not very smart enough thinking that by coming here and abusing our kind guru’s nature and forgiving heart with such nonsensical unproven lies he will not institute further action. It only means that you wantonly and deliberately wants to hurt my guru’s good name thinking that by saying the above he will not retaliate but I beg to differ as you will never know what his students have in store for people of loose characters. We may not be as forgiving as our guru because you intentionally wants to ruin my guru’s reputation and that itself is an urgent call for us to defend him when viciously attacked. We will vehemently pursue such unproven accusations without repose and put to rest all these once and for all and eventually let justice prevails
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 22. 2017 06:05 PM
    Yes it is time to worry for sure if we are not doing anything to protect our earth , environment and animals .There’s the threat that climate change will do more harm.One recent study found that as temperatures rise over the next century.Marine life of dolphins , leatherback sea turtles and so forth are affected .Sooner or later they will be extnct due to global warming. .Scientists discovered environmental pollution can cause human fertility.
    Human activity, including over fishing, unsustainable agriculture, a dramatic loss in natural habitats, and—of course—climate change are to be blamed. Hence it is indeed a time to worry and put in more effort to protect our environment and earth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this informative article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/is-it-time-to-worry.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 22. 2017 03:27 PM
    The global warming has become alarming and at risks. Arctic drilling could speed up global warming and harm endangered wildlife in the Arctic. Its good that former US President Obama ban offshore drilling untill 2022. Even though this ban only last for five years it is at least protected. With the new President Trump ,i do hope he won’t withdrew global effort to reduce fossil fuel emission and hoping that more people are aware of what happening to the arctic .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and videos too.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/offshore-drilling-in-arctic-banned.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2017 08:47 PM
    It is very sad that the effect of pollution and rubbish is getting worse. All of us are living in this world and have the responsibilities to take care of our environment. We can stop all this by starting from our self. Always be mindful, throw rubbish in the right place and use more recycle items.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2017 08:33 PM
    Kaizen practise is a good method to start training our mind to push ourselves and do something new everyday for 1 minute. Because it start with 1 minute, we would not have reason to not do it. Once we started to learn something new and continuously doing it, we will get use to and improve it further.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-one-minute-method-for-overcoming-laziness.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 10:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and compassion and also the support team to have this short prayer translated into Tibetan language. This is great to let more people from different countries and races to read this wonderful prayer to Dorje Shugden.

    May everyone be blessed by Dorje Shugden and able to meet a qualified guru to learn and practice dharma for the benefit of others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-prayer-to-dorje-shugden-tibetan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 08:33 PM
    Beautiful, inspiring and so touching story…. of Alvaro Munera a former bullfighter. He is a real hero who learned his lesson through reason and thinking.That is really great of him and even campaigning against bullfighting.He accepted his faith and realized that animals do have feelings too.Not to harm them but to protect them.
    Thank you Rinpoche foe sharing such a touching story
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/do-not-miss-this-so-touching.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 07:50 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing Its alarming that plastic pollution has already reached deep oceans which has negatively affecting deep sea animals.The researchers found inside the deep sea animals were polyester, nylon and acrylic.That is bad enough causing ingestion in deep sea animals, such as sea cucumbers, hermit crabs and squat lobsters .Sooner or later they are becoming extinct due to all these plastic pollution. Deep sea animals have the freedom to live too. Do hope all of us take responsibility to care for the environment. Attitude and educating ourselves and sharing with others on the best and safest ways of disposal of rubbish will be wonderful.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 04:33 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. It is so sad to learn about the negative impact of our human lifestyle and usage on the animals living in deep sea. Nothing on this Earth can escape our influence because we are a member and a crucial one for all intent and purposes, of this big ecosystem call Earth. I hope through these discoveries and learning, it will awaken our conscious to do something to preserve Earth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html#comments
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 04:21 PM
    It is wonderful to learn about the Yayasan Kechara Indonesia team’s effort in fundraising by conquering Mt Rinjani. It is also very meaningful to find out the members of this hike overcome personal and physical limitation to reach the peak. “…thinking Instead of just letting life throw random challenges at me, I should go ahead and provide myself with truly meaningful challenges.” Rejoice and well done! Thank you for this sharing, Valentina.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/guess-what-we-did-on-mt-rijani.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 12:28 AM
    Taking baby steps to train up our consistency and persistency is really a cool innovation from the traditional “cold turkey” approach. Since this is a trust and proven method, we should give it a try and conquer one of our limitation. Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-one-minute-method-for-overcoming-laziness.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 12:22 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. Great to be informed of this alternative that deters insects and rodents from getting too intimate with us. The smell of mint is really nice and it has many benefits to our human body too. Hence, it will be a good idea to add mint leaves into our grocery shopping list.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/try-this-to-repel-insects-in-your-house.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
1 week 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
1 month ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
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Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
1 month ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
2 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
2 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
2 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
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My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
2 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?
3 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
3 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
4 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
4 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
4 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
4 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
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༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
4 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
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This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
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Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
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Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
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His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
4 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
4 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
4 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
4 months ago
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Don\'t you love her bag? She\'s stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Don't you love her bag? She's stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
5 months ago
Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
Sent from Samsung tablet.
5 months ago
Sent from Samsung tablet.
We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it\'s traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it's traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
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    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
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    His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    This was on FB and I came across it. His Holiness said in Tibetan institutions there is a lot of propitiating protector/oracles and this is not what Buddhism is about. So they are putting Nechung/Tema oracles within the video to say what is he talking about when he does it himself. This is confusing is the message to his people. TR
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