Blessed items from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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The compassionate lama who has brought Dharma to thousands all over the world, the most Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. An erudite scholar, master of Sutra and Tantra, hidden yogi of Heruka, holder of the Vinaya and courageous practitioner of enduring guru devotion. A great being who has used his life to work tirelessly to bring the doctrine of the 2nd Buddha Manjunatha Tsongkapa Losang Drakpa to the fortunate beings of the Kaliyuga in the form of a monk of the Shakya lineage. I pay homage.

There are many definitions of holiness in regards to an object, a person or a place. There are things that are inherently holy such as the Buddha, Dharma or Arya Sangha. Buddhas are inherently holy because they have already reached the fruition of their path, which is enlightenment. The expression of enlightenment is Dharma, and the representatives of enlightenment is the Arya Sangha, beings who are Mahasattvas. They are holy by virtue as they have the qualifications to show us the path by example and teachings.

The second type of holiness is when a ordinary person has generated the thought of loving compassion, especially bodhicitta. When that person has generated the mind of bodhicitta, then he or she is on the path of holiness as bodhicitta is the secret elixir that heals all anger, purifies negative karma and is the doorway to full enlightenment. Therefore, when someone has generated, practiced or held the bodhisattva vows, the place where that person lives, the items that person uses, the clothes that he or she wore or even leftover food that he or she had eaten becomes very holy. These are items that are venerated and sought after by aspirants on the same path. When we associate with these items they bless our minds, implants seeds of bodhicitta and open up dharmic seeds to continue on our path.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is known for his excellent teachings and multitude of books that have been translated into many languages. He is also the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

Whether an object or a person is inherently holy, or on the path of holiness is determined by him or her having let go of the mind that focuses on the self and instead generates the mind of bodhicitta. When one has generated a bodhicitta mind, one becomes a Bodhisattva. There are 10 stages of this mind generation. When one has become a Bodhisattva and reaches any level or stage of Bodhisattvahood, then one becomes a being that is considered holy and worthy of respect by men and gods. When we make offerings, venerate, show respect or support someone with bodhicitta we gain waves of powerful spiritual merits that ripens to expedite our path to enlightenment.

Hence, for a person who has generated bodhicitta, everything around him or her, his or her clothes, environment, leftover food, and the items that he or she used are all infused with that person’s prayers, blessings, and generation of bodhicitta. So for the rest of us, when we see, touch, or venerate these items, we also make a connection to supreme bodhicitta. These items are holy because through these items we can make a connection to the supreme mind of bodhicitta or to a being who has generated bodhicitta. Since we wish to gain the supreme mind of bodhicitta, then when we venerate or make offerings to holy objects used by someone who  has generated bodhicitta, it fills our mind and environment with waves of blessings. This is the reason we go on pilgrimage to holy places like Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Tsongkhapa’s retreat cave, Pabongka Rinpoche‘s meditation cave, Milarepa’s retreat cave, etc.

Therefore, objects that we have received from highly evolved spiritual beings such as Geshe Kelsang Gyatso can be venerated on our shrine, placed inside stupas, be placed inside gompas, placed inside larger statues, be carried around or be kept near us. Atisha always kept his guru Lama Serlingpa’s hair in a stupa and carried it wherever he went. Atisha would offer on a daily basis one butterlamp to the stupa containing this relic and offer full length prostrations as well. From among his many gurus, Atisha held Lama Serlingpa of Sumatra in highest regards as he taught him bodhicitta. So to make offerings to the stupa containing the hair of Lama Serlingpa who had generated bodhicitta blessed Atisha to develop bodhicitta in his own mental continuum. Therefore we believe in Buddhism that a holy monk, nun, teacher or practitioner’s possessions (such as their statues, images, thangkas, rosaries, robes, utensils, hat, robes) that they had used becomes a holy object of veneration which we can call relics. After passing, some holy beings when cremated will show special Buddha images that naturally arise from their bone or teeth. So the ashes, bone and teeth of these great beings can be enshrined in stupas, larger statues or sacred receptacles in the temple for aspirants to venerate. Many cases in the past these types of holy relics have shown miracles in healing beings, answering prayers or manifested auspicious omens in dreams. These relics are often found in temples or holy places throughout Tibet, India, Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal, Mongolia, Russia, Japan, China and so on. 

Even if someone did not generate bodhicitta but they held their monk or nun vows very well, then objects or relics from these people would be worthy of veneration because the Vinaya vows held by monks and nuns originated from the sacred Buddha Himself. So those holding these vows well will have planted the seeds to full enlightenment or progressed vastly on their path to enlightenment due to the blessings of these vows. So robes, cups, utensils, personal items or their possessions would be sought after objects of veneration, blessing and worthy of respect. Objects or possessions from our gurus are very precious. I have hair from the head and goatee of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and it is kept near me always. I had a pouch made and used to wear the sacred hair of my root guru Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. These sacred items can bless an environment and the beings therein greatly. In my personal monastery called Tsem Monastery in Kham, Tibet, we have a tooth of Tsongkhapa as our main relic and many pilgrims would come to pay respects to this holy tooth prior to 1959. In Tibetan, ‘tsem’ is the honorific word for tooth. So Tsem Monastery means the Monastery of the Tooth Relic (of Tsongkhapa). Being that I am from this monastery, I am Tsem Rinpoche or the lama from Tsem Monastery. There is another very famous tooth relic monastery in Kandy, Sri Lanka. In this sacred temple, there is the tsem or tooth of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni which blesses the whole country. I have visited this place which is around three hours’ drive from the capital of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Beautiful country. One must visit this temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka to pay homage to Buddha’s tooth one day. Beautiful temple and so many people every day come to venerate the tsem of the Buddha. 

The reason we requested some holy items from people like Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is because we believe that they have generated bodhicitta and held their monk vows very well. I have holy items from many various great lamas. Through their practice of bodhicitta, these great lamas like Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche themselves have become an object worthy of veneration. Since they are holy and infused with great bodhicitta, any items from them would be a tremendous blessing. Their items will further bless our prayer hall and all those who enter it. I will place these items in a very special area. 

Therefore, both Kechara House and I are very honoured that the most Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has accepted our requests for holy items from him that will be placed in various parts of Kechara House for people to venerate and generate merits. These holy items are shown below so you can see and be blessed. I would like to offer my deepest appreciation and humble thanks to Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for conferring these holy items to all of us. I wanted to share this with all of you. I know you will rejoice. As I am a junior sangha member, receiving a senior sangha member’s holy items is a great blessing to me. I must thank Venerable Dekyong for arranging all of this. I thank my assistant Beng Kooi for requesting on my behalf very much. Om Svasti!

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

This is the card that came from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's assistant to my assistant Beng Kooi or Beng for short. Beng is one of my main assistants and good friend too.

 

A blessed Maitreya statue (left) and Medicine Buddha statue (right) from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's personal possession. How blessed we are.

A closer look at the Maitreya from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

A closer look at the Medicine Buddha statue from Venerable Geshe-la

Such a holy gift for Kechara and myself, this is the shamtab (lower skirt robe) of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso himself, worn and blessed by him who is a pure monk of the Shakya lineage. As I mentioned personal clothing or robes from senior sangha is extremely blessed and very sought after. I will respectfully put pieces of this robe in various areas of our Kechara like in stupas and statues.

A khata and some rice that was blessed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. I am very honored and we are blessed.

 

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 31, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Rejoice that Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s spiritual items are now in Kechara. May these items from this most blessed teacher, inspire and help Kechara to be as beneficial to the world as Geshela’s work to the world.

  2. Alice Tay on May 2, 2016 at 12:15 am

    随喜上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切可以得到尊贵的格西格桑嘉措这些殊胜的礼物,而且还放在克切拉里好让大家有机会的受到这些圣物的加持。因为上师的慈悲心与安排,我们才有机会接触这些圣物的加持。

    感谢仁波切于此博文与大家分享此喜悦。除此,本人也从此博文明白与了解除了佛、法和僧是至高无上的圣物以外,一个普通人如果有了慈悲心、菩提心以及遵守与持出家戒或菩萨戒,他们所住的地方,他们所用过的东西包括衣物或是吃剩的食物都是非常殊胜而且可以加持我们,让我们种下菩提心和开启我们佛法的种子,以便我们可以更称心的踏上菩提道。

  3. Wah Ying on Mar 18, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing the holiness of items and why objects used and belonged to highly evolved spiritual beings become holy. As Kechara member, we are fortunate to receive holy items from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who brought Dharma to thousands all over the world. These holy items will definitely bring blessings to many who come to Kechara.

  4. Stella Cheang on Mar 17, 2016 at 2:52 am

    We are so fortunate and blessed to have the opportunity to make connections with sacred holy items from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union and known for his excellent teachings and books. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso had previously presented a beautiful Green Tara to His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

    Holy items from honorable Arya Sangha are sought after because they are the representatives of enlightenment as they have the qualifications to show us the path by example and teachings. Similarly, holy items from an ordinary person has generated the thought of loving compassion, especially bodhicitta, are also sought after. Bodhicitta is the doorway to full enlightenment. The holy items from a person with bodhicitta will bless our minds, implants seeds of bodhicitta and open up dharmic seeds to continue on our path.

    When we see, touch, or venerate these holy items, we also make a connection to supreme bodhicitta. It is the same reason we go on pilgrimage to holy places like Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Tsongkhapa’s retreat cave, Pabongka Rinpoche‘s meditation cave, Milarepa’s retreat cave, etc.

    It is only through the loving kindness and blessing of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche that we have the great opportunity to venerate holy items of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. We must cherish this opportunity and make offerings to these holy items. Thank you so much, Rinpoche.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  5. Van Vorheis on Mar 8, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    My understanding is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a Gelugpa Geshe. You say that he is a monk of the Shakya Lineage. Isn’t this confusing and misleading ?

    • Tsem Rinpoche on Mar 9, 2016 at 5:07 am

      Dear Van Vorheis,

      A monk of the Shakya lineage means Shakyamuni. Shakya is short for Shakyamuni. The lineage of Vinaya (monk/nun vows) arise from Buddha Shakyamuni Himself. So it is a poetic way of saying someone belongs to the lineage of Shakyamuni when they are ordained. Whether you are Gelugpa, Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, Theravadin, Mahayana, if you are a monk, your vows come from Buddha Shakyamuni so therefore you are of the Shakya lineage. Certainly you shouldn’t think it’s misleading. Hope this helps. TR

  6. Jason on Mar 8, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing.To become enlightened, the person must have bodhicitta. Tsem Rinpoche requested blessed and holy items from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso to be placed in Kechara house is to generated bodhicitta motivation (mind)for all Kecharian and visitors when everyone see it or make offering to the holy items.
    Rinpoche hardwork is want everyone nurture boddhicitta and benefits other sentient beings, we must appreciate it and practice selfleneness as a return to Tsem Rinpoche.

  7. Sofi on Mar 7, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the pictures of the holy personal items of Venerable Gyeshe Kelsang Gyatso. Rinpoche’s explanation of holy items is very clear and easy to understand. The personal items of Venerable Gyeshe Kelsang Gyatso would be holy as he had given his whole life towards practising, teaching and the spreading of the holy Dharma.
    Rinpoche has so kindly brought this holiness to Kechara Forest Retreat for us to receive his Venerable’s blessings. Thank you.

  8. Sarah on Mar 6, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the teaching on the different types of holiness and why objects become holy. I think Kechara House and its students are very fortunate to receive blessed items from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a bodhisattva who has brought the Dharma to thousands of people all over the world. These holy objects will certainly bless the environment and all the beings around.

  9. Pastor Adeline on Mar 6, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these sacred and wonderful items from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, especially pointing out and explained clearly the meaning of “holiness” together with examples.

    I see this kind gesture of Venerable Geshe-la to Rinpoche as an exchange of holy gifts between two Arya Bodhisattvas – something we do not come across daily. For Venerable Geshe-la to answer to Rinpoche’s request, it is a clear sign that the Venerable is very pleased with Rinpoche’s beneficial works motivated by great bodhicitta. If I may say so humbly, if the Venerable has not gained bodhicitta as mentioned by Tenpel below, He wouldn’t have appreciated Rinpoche’s work, takes the “trouble” to get these holy items prepared, consecrated and dispatch. He would not see the beneficial effects for doing so, neither will He understands the significance of it. Most importantly, He would not answer to the request since He would not care about the benefit of beings and wouldn’t dare to do so knowing His own motivation.

    One may ask if the Venerable appreciates Rinpoche’s works so much, why wouldn’t He gives Rinpoche gifts on His own initiative without request? Why wouldn’t He gives always but only when request? Well, the Venerable did and here is the reference http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/a-gift-from-geshe-kelsang-gyatso.html. Please also read the message from the Venerable on Rinpoche’s works. From a secular point of view, giving gifts is to maintain a relationship, the more gifts the better, so that the giver will be benefited from the relationship. This is a gesture that arise from a selfish mind. A mahasiddha who has great bodhicitta is humble and do not need to maintain any relationship per se. Their focus is not to be benefitted but to benefit. Venerable Geshe-la already did so once without being requested, there is no reason to do again.

    Rinpoche has requested these holy items for us and many people to come in the future so that we can make a connection to the supreme bodhicitta, to fill our mind with the waves of blessings. This is not because Rinpoche doesn’t has bodhicitta, but due to Rinpoche’s humbleness that He doesn’t sees Himself as one who has achieved that. Rinpoche holds the sacred monk vows continuously for more than 25 years, His online works and beneficial works through the Kechara organisation is the clear sign of His bodhicitta without which none will be manifested. Rinpoche has always wanted to be in retreats, He wishes very much to be in seclusion. Having students, centres and online works etc. may not be the methods He would like to employ to benefit others. Yet, Rinpoche did so, putting His own wish aside, so that we can be benefitted and many in the future will too as these are the methods suitable for us. This is a clear sign of bodhicitta. Think about this really, why would someone without a bodhicitta wants all the “troubles” that come with having students and centres? Why would he/she willingly goes through the hardships where he/she has no benefit from? Would you do that yourself? This too applicable to Venerable Geshe-la!

  10. Pastor Patsy on Mar 6, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    We are very fortunate to receive such blessed holy items from Venerabe Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and through the kindness our Guru, H.E.The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, who will placed this holy items in Kechara House and Kechara Forest Retreat, many people will be able to receive blessings and collect merits.

    Thank you, Rinpoche.

  11. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Mar 6, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the blessed items from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. We are blessed to have the opportunity to receive blessings from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso through His holy items in Kechara premises.

    Few years ago, I am very fortunate and blessed to have invited a Dharma book ‘Joyful Path of Good Fortune’ written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The Dharma teachings given by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso are easy to comprehend and followed by lay practitioners such as myself.

    May Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso live long and stay healthy to continue to benefit many people through His Dharma teachings in the West.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and compassion to bless all of us through Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s holy items.

    With folded hands,
    kin hoe

  12. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Mar 6, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche ‘ s sharing . We are fortunate to have blessing from high Lama .

  13. Tenpel on Mar 6, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Isn’t it contradictory to claim Bodhicitta in a person who said about the great Bodhisattva, HH the Dalai Lama: »He (the Dalai Lama) spent his whole life only collecting the wealth of simple Tibetan People. What material help has he provided to the Tibetan people? And regarding the issue of Tibet, what has he done that is really helpful?« Doesn’t a Bodhisattva speak honestly and truthfully? How is such a slander honest and truthful? HH the Dalai Lama is also a teacher of Kelsang Gyatso. Kelsang Gyatso received teachings and empowerments from HH the Dalai Lama. Isn’t it contradictory to claim Bodhicitta and guru devotion in a person that has used a great deal of his lifetime to denounce one of his own teachers as a “liar”, “hypocrite”, “worst dictator of this modern world”, a “saffron robed Muslim”, whose nature is in reality “very evil and cruel”? Is there any case like this in Tibetan history? And didn’t Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche write in “Music Delighting an Ocean of Dharma Protectors” that such beings, who denounce the Dalai Lama over the issue of Shugden, will have a lower rebirth and act extremely non-virtuously?
    You claim that Kelsang Gyatso practiced perfect guru devotion but in fact he has eradicated the name of his main teacher, Geshe Lhundup Sopa from his biography and he denies to have received teachings from the Dalai Lama though there are witnesses like Gen Lamrimpa who saw Kelsang Gyatso receiving teachings from HHDL.*
    Then as a monk, you should not take what was not given. How could it happen that he “usurped”, the main centre of Lama Yeshe, Manjushri Institute at Conishead Priory, and created – even according to independent observers – “a schism”, making the center which belonged to Lama Yeshe, his own?
    You claim Kelsang Gyatso has Bodhicitta but in fact he attacks in a very nasty and vile way a respected being who is a genuine practitioner of the two Bodhicittas, HH the Dalai Lama. I think a genuine practitioner of Bodhicitta does not denounce a person who is a genuine practitioner of Bodhicitta.
    * http://info-buddhism.com/geshe_kelsang_gyatso.html

    • Tenzin Gyeche on Mar 6, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Dear Tenpel,

      The Dalai Lama being a bodhisattva is only a matter of perspective. Why do you keep picking on Dorje Shugden people about this? If Dalai Lama was a bodhisattva then he would love, accept and embrace all people INCLUDING Dorje Shugden people. Even Jesus said to “love your enemies”. What more do we need to say about Dalai Lama and how he should love everyone.

      There are so many Tibetans who don’t agree with Umay Lam (middle way) and want full rangzen (independence) from China and that conflicts with Dalai Lama. So they are called traitors and against Dalai Lama. Why don’t you attack them too. They don’t agree with Dalai Lama.

      1. You have the Rangzen freedom Tibetans who do not agree with Dalai Lama’s middle way policy with China. So they are against the Dalai Lama.

      2. You have the Dorje Shugden people who refuse to be bullied into giving up their practice contrary to the Dalai Lama. So they are against the Dalai Lama.
      This trend of not agreeing with the Dalai Lama who can make mistakes is growing.

      It seems just because you don’t believe in Dalai Lama’s view, then you are against him. It seems like it’s Dalai Lama’s way or the highway! LOL
      There are billions of Christians, Jews, Muslims who DO NOT subscribe to Dalai Lama being a bodhisattva, so why don’t you attack them or write to them? They believe the Dalai Lama is worshipping idols and false gods. Why do you still accept them but not Shugden people? Does not make sense. There are thousands of Tibetan Muslims who do not believe Dalai Lama is a bodhisattva, so why don’t you confront them? Why do you only confront Shugden people. If Shugden lamas want to praise and respect other Shugden lamas, why does it bother you? Why do you have to say anything about someone respecting Geshe Kelsang Gyatso? Just because he does not have the same opinion as Dalai Lama? Then why don’t you attack everyone who don’t agree with Dalai Lama. If you want to dig up Dalai Lama’s past and his family past, then there is alot of dig up. Everyone has a past, so get over it!

      Don’t be fanatical about Dalai Lama, as he is a man and he has made many mistakes and continues to make mistakes. You will regret it later. Admire him but remember he makes mistakes. You said so.

      Have a nice day and don’t forget to be fair and love everyone even if they practice Dorje Shugden. Everyone is a sentient being and deserve equal respect NO MATTER WHAT RELIGION THEY ARE. Be a good monk Tenpel please.

      I have a question for you? I practice Dorje Shugden, but can you be my friend? Can we go for coffee or dinner and be long term friends? Or it's not allowed by your religion and by your Dalai Lama and CTA. If you are allowed to be my friend, we don’t have to debate. If you are not allowed, then what are you following? Is religion suppose to divide people up? What kind of religious leader (Dalai Lama) tells his flock not to associate with another group of people and cutting off from family and friends? Sounds like a cult? Many Tibetans who practice Dorje Shugden are not allowed to associate with Dalai Lama and his followers. Strange. That really divides people. Why follow something that divides people on basis of religion. Is it like that in Germany?

      Tenzin Gyeche

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    • Sofi on Mar 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Dear Tenpel,
      After reading your comments, I wondered if you aren’t just bias in your views towards the side of H.H the Dalai Lama. Have you investigated why would such a highly attained and esteemed Lama as Geshe Kelsang Gyatso “attack” His Holiness if there are no truth behind his words? Have you actually gone to India where all the Tibetan refugees reside (not the priviledged ones) and witness the conditions that they live in. After so many many years and generous donations of millions (if not billions), why are they still classified as refugees? Shouldn’t they be provided with proper housing, skill training, schooling for their children and to be able to integrate themselves into their present society? Why are the real Tibetan refugees still living in poverty?
      Another thing is that are you in the position or have the attainments to argue against the Bodhicitta of another? Unless you are attained, how certain are you that all these high Lamas are not in their role play (divine play) to promote the Protector Dorje Shugden practices to the world? The fact is that Dorje Shugden’s practice had become well known and adopted with much benefits to the practitioners. If its in divine play, then Gyeshe-La won’t be acting against His Holiness but in actual fact acting in tandem with him.
      As far as I know, all Dorje Shugden Lamas had reincarnated to their esteemed positions and not any lower rebirths. So its clear and proven that Lord Dorje Shugden is a worthy Buddha and his practice can be relied on.
      With the utmost respect to His Holiness, I am just confused as to why the Dorje Shugden practitioners needed to be excluded at all. If the Dorje Shugden practitioners were so wrong, then shouldn’t His Holiness manifest his compassionate nature to embrace them more, to give them more Dharma, etc. Bodhicitta is the lack of self and yet one of the reasons for banning Dorje Shugden is that its a threat to His Holiness’ life. Isn’t that a “Self” centered reason? And how is that practicing Bodhicitta?
      What saddens me the most is that most “Anti Dorje Shugden” practitioners who claimed to be faithful students/followers of His Holiness have not been practicing what he teaches. His Holiness has dedicated his whole life to teach about Bodhicitta, compassion and love of sentient beings and yet these students had not studied deep into the meanings of his teachings but instead stay to remain shallow on the surface. This is shown by their provoking attacks on Shugden practitioners. So much bad karma generated and His Holiness will absorb due to his Bodhicitta nature which brings him illness.

      • Sofi on Mar 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm

        “A real guru’s initiation is beyond the divisions of sects and creeds: it is the awakening to our own inner reality which, once glimpsed, determines our further course of development and our actions in life without the enforcement of outer rules.”
        – Lama Anagarika Govinda, The Way of the White Clouds.

        This is exactly as I had written in the last paragraph of my reply to you, Tenpel _()_

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Mar 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Dear Tenpel,

      You have again left a comment on Rinpoche’s blog, to which I would like to point out the following: you may be entitled to your opinion, but it’s a case of simple logic that Dorje Shugden and the truth will prevail.

      First of all, the people who speak ill of Shugden and are vulgar and violent towards Shugden worshippers get their authority from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. They feel empowered to behave in this manner because they feel they have His Holiness’ backing.

      When His Holiness has entered clear light however (and may this not happen for a long time to come), he will no longer be a factor in the Shugden ban. Therefore these people will no longer be able to act with this level of impunity. Even when His Holiness’ reincarnation returns, the young incarnation will be too young to give these anti-Shugden people the same kind of authority to act with so much violence and vulgarity.

      Dorje Shugden however, is a Buddha and eternal, and reliance on him is not dependent on a physical form. So faith and worship of him will continue long after the Dalai Lama in his present form has entered clear light, and long after all of us are gone as well.

      The second thing I wish to point out is that people who come into blogs like yours come with a preconceived notion that Dorje Shugden is bad. They come to find a similar view and to reaffirm a stance they already have. If Shugden practitioners come to blogs like yours, they will never be converted out of the practice. Therefore blogs like yours will not grow in readership or traffic.

      Rinpoche’s blog however, draws a huge AND mixed crowd (7.3 million so far). Some of these people hate Dorje Shugden; when they read the blog, they may or may not come back, depending on how virulent their hate is.

      Others already practice and like Dorje Shugden; Rinpoche’s blog will serve to educate and add to their knowledge. There’s yet ANOTHER group who are neutral towards Dorje Shugden and/or know absolutely nothing about him; they come to the blog to partake in the hundreds of other topics Rinpoche writes about and is interested in. There’s a chance that the neutral group will read Rinpoche’s articles and watch the videos, and be converted to practice. Or, at the very least, learn more about Dorje Shugden and not hate him (but not rely on him either).

      In general therefore, there’s a higher chance people will be converted to Shugden worship, than people being converted to hate Dorje Shugden.

      I just wanted to point this out as you seem very intent to draw the conversation, discussion and therefore traffic away from Rinpoche’s blog, usually to your own platform where comments are moderated and discussions are not held freely. By the way, it says a lot when you moderate what you write and what comments people are allowed to leave on your blog, and Rinpoche doesn’t do so even though Rinpoche is supposed to be the one doing the wrong thing.

      Thanks!

      Meme5

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    • Pastor David Lai on Mar 8, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Dear Tenpel,
      I think you are taking Geshe Kelsang’s statements regarding the Dalai Lama out of context. First of all, he had made those statements in reference to the Dorje Shugden ban and was not meant to target the Dalai Lama for schismatic talk. Your argument is running on the assumption that Shugden lamas like Geshe Kelsang and practitioner are just making up the whole Shugden issue and the problems and sufferings that all Shugden practitioners especially those in the Tibetan communities in India is just make belief.

      Therefore, your argument is fundamentally flawed and biased. You have not taken into consideration the whole message Geshe Kelsang and many Shugden lamas are saying. No Shugden lama want to target the Dalai Lama in any way. Why would they want to do that unless what they are saying regarding what they are experiencing about the Shugden ban is real. Please understand everybody respects the Dalai Lama for all that he has done for spreading Buddhism and everything that he stands for.

      Despite the fact that Rinpoche and all of his students are Shugden practitioners but all of us have the highest regard for the Dalai Lama. This is evident in Rinpoche’s talk, ‘My Side of The Story’ and everything that he had expressed to us students have been consistently with the highest regard and respect for the Dalai Lama. I hope that is clear to you.

      Meme1

    • Pastor Niral Patel on Mar 8, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Dear Tenpel,

      You seem very biased in all your comments on this blog. I find it interesting that you have not posted a comment, that I have personally seen, that is positive or constructive in any manner here. All your comments seem to be on posts, where you can argue your point, which is inevitably very one sided and biased. This makes it seem the only reason you come on this blog is to engage in a tirade against Dorje Shugden practitioners. I’m simply going on logical analysis of the posts that you have commented on. Wouldn’t dialogue better serve to remedy the current situation?

      Personally, I believe what His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has stated about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Geshe-la has played an amazing role of bring the Dharma teachings all over the world, and has changed the lives of so many people for the better. I have read some of his works, and they are very accurate portrayals of the Dharma in a contemporary manner, very suitable for practitioners in this day and age. Just as His Eminence has done with this blog. I read this blog when I was first in England, and then decided to join Kechara because the Dharma on this blog was logical and matched everything I had ever read on Buddhist practice.

      That being said, it is clear from a Buddhist perspective, that Dorje Shugden practice is a legitimate practice within Tibetan Buddhism. And His Eminence has done an excellent job of explaining this through the multiple blog posts and video teachings. It is very logical, very precise. Over the course of your comments it seems clear that you have taken the standard stance against Dorje Shugden, which inevitably includes mention of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It seems like you think we are against His Holiness, and this could not be further from the truth. Did you know that at the end of every single puja done in Kechara, and even the daily sadhanas of members, we recite a verse praying for the long life of His Holiness? Why would we have anything against His Holiness? He is Avalokiteshwara himself. The logic on this blog will overcome the limited and very narrow views held by some in the end.

      Meme15

  14. Maximo Ivan Fiedler on Mar 6, 2016 at 9:08 am

    How wonderful, and inspiring, thanks for sharing!

  15. Pastor Henry Ooi on Mar 6, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Kechara is indeed fortunate to receive many precious blessed items of veneration from high lamas. The latest addition from the most Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

    Many blessed objects were put inside the Vajrayogini Stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat when it was being built. Do circumambulate the stupa on your next visit to Kechara Forest Retreat.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your blessings and hard work from the writers team to provide dharma teaching and sharing here.

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  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:10 PM
    OMG! This is very touching. To see a doggie who never left go of his owner in spite of death. Way more powerful than many who proclaimed “till death do us part.” Just like the human, not all doggies are as loyal as this tear-jerking pet, but I truly believe almost all doggies offer unconditional love to the person who feeds and cares for them. Even when they are stray animals. There was a stray dog who will run two streets from the entrance of the “Taman” until the car stops in front of the house, just to greet me. You can imagine the warm and conviction in my heart that these beings are more than capable of loving than many of us, human! Thank you for this lovely sharing. I miss my doggie, Sherab.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:00 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for this amazing sharing. There is no doubt about the ability of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. His incarnations have been compassionate and taken rebirth to return and spread the dharma so that sentient beings can benefit and learn some dharma in our short life.

    We shall never doubt our Guru; but must see that He is one with our Yidam and Protector, an attained being. Even if our Guru does not demonstrate clairvoyance abilities, we must never contest our Guru, for he holds the key (dharma) that can liberate us from eternal suffering in samsara.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 04:30 PM
    Miracles do happen,when we have faith and trust in our Guru.What is important is to follow Rinpoche’s advice and do as instructed by our Guru to clear the osbtacles all the way.Angie and Herry were so fortunate to have meet Rinpoche.Its because of Rinpoche ‘s compassion and caring for his student Angie’s life was saved.Infact Rinpoche has helped many people through his intervention, advice and instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing miracles stories which i enjoyed reading.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 02:45 PM
    WOW….interesting a miracles true story. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.Reciting mantras by family members and doing 20 pujas done at the monastery to help the baby. These proved that pujas, which have been done for hundreds of years in the monasteries are very powerful methods for us to overcome difficulties, create huge amounts of merit and for protection, good health and long life.This show us how powerful pujas can help us when we have trust and faith in our Guru.And with Rinpoche divination,the baby was born and now a healthy boy.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 12:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these powerful teachings.Its a privilege
    to do Dharma work to benefits other,do it with motivation and a good attitude when engaging ourselves It will be guide line for me.When we serve others to do Dharma work together at Kechara Forest Retreat ,we will improve ourself , purify our negative karma and to benefit others too.I will be sponsoring to the healings bricks soon and i will cherish every moment in supporting KFR.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/dharma-work-attitude-tdl.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 11:06 AM
    Bigfoot is just another beings living in this world although not commonly seen and live in the deep jungle in high mountains. There were many evidences that people from many parts of the world sighted this beings. Whatever shape they are I think importantly we are all sharing this world and therefore need to have mutual respect and not intervene each others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/its-in-the-scriptures-they-exist.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 04:26 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline sharing this interesting post about Bodhidharma, a great master favoured meditation and introduced the Lankavatara Sutra to Chinese Buddhism.

    Here are a few points I have learned from this post:
    1. Bodhidharma had strong imprints of Dharma from the past and therefore he is interested in Buddha’s teachings and show his great wisdom. at a very young age.
    2. His strong guru devotion and determination in learning and spreading the dharma based on meditation though he confronted with difficulties such as Emperor Wu Di was not impressed by his teachings, being ostracized and rejected and lived as a beggar for many months. Notwithstanding, he continued and never give up to practice meditation in complete silence for nine years in cave wall when he was not accepted by Shaolin Monastery at the beginning .
    3. When Bodhidharma was allowed enter to the monastery, he had put a lot of efforts to help the monks in improving their physical body as well as their mind through the meditation. Then, Bodhidharma continued to develop a system of 18 dynamic tension exercises which were printed as Yi Gin Ching (Changing Muscle/Tendon Classic) in 550 CE. It is known as the Luohan (arhat) 18 Hand Movements today which serves as the basis of both Chinese Temple Boxing and the Shaolin Martial Arts.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/bodhidharma-the-founder-of-gongfu.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 04:10 PM
    Thank you, Grace, for sharing with us the many tips on how to care for and maintain our hair. Personal grooming is important because when we care for our appearance, we are respecting the people who have to deal with us. Caring for our hair, making sure that it is neat and clean should be something we need to take care of since young as it is part of personal grooming. The key is not to be attached to our body and outer-images, that results in spending much time and resources just to make ourselves look good.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/how-much-do-you-know-about-hair.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 03:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful and significant photos showed that Kechara Pastors’ tireless efforts to bring dharma to many others and do the blessings whenever is necessary.

    Basically, the pastorship role was conceptualized by our precious guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, to preserve the Dharma and to give laypeople an opportunity to commit to benefiting others. Kechara Pastors are fully dedicated and selflessly serving others especially in spiritual growth and therefore this is good for us to support the Pastors so that they can focus and spend more of their time and effort to serve others and most importantly Buddhist teachings can be spread and shared to many others. The supports to Pastors including food, lodging, transportation, items necessary for their work, such as ritual items or spiritual gifts for those in need and many others. (If you are interested to know more about Kechara Pastors, please have a good read at http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/support-the-kechara-pastors.html)

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-amazing-house-blessings-by-kechara-pastors.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 02:13 PM
    Its such a great blessing for all of us to hear the holy voice recordings of H.H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche a great master..His profound teachings ,got to take seroiusly,more as an important advice on Dorje Shugden’s practice.H.H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s explaination was very clear before any of the practitioner’s commitment and receive sogtae.They must keep the lineage practice and teachings no matter what ever happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us on the important advice by a great master.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 11:50 AM
    Thank you Pastor Han Nee for your sharing your thoughts and review about the book “Be Happy” written by Rinpoche. It is indeed not easy to be happy as we all have various expectation in every situation and people.

    We may think having a big house, lots of cash and good career is happiness but this is the wrong perception. Being happy is not about material and everything about ourselves. It is only when we can do more for others and focus out that we gain happiness. I never realised this until I joined Kechara. I think we have such a fixed mindset of what happiness is and when our expectation is not met, we are unhappy.

    Rinpoche has pointed out many ways for us to rectify our thoughts and methods to be happy. Now it is for us to take initiative to change and transform our mind if we want to be happy.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Han Nee for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/be-happy.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Apr 24. 2017 12:30 PM
    Many people do not believe in reincarnation and only relates it to certain religion such as Hinduism and Buddhism. However, there were many instances and signs that proven reincarnation exist. As Buddhist we will believe in reincarnation and karma. It is by understanding that everything has its cause and effect that we should learn to live life in the correct attitude and mindset. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting articles to remind us of karma and the importance of doing dharma practise.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/interesting-signs-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 23. 2017 08:29 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for your teachings.
    Always be generous and kind in what ever we could do even its little help.It’s the little things in life that bring the greatest happiness. Its between us and our Buddha ,so we would not bother what the receipient thinks and say of us. What ever was said ,should not deter our motivation to do Dharma work.
    (It will change people’s lives in one way or another. It will change your life for the better.)….well said by Rinpoche.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/its-not-between-you-and-the-recipient.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Apr 23. 2017 07:16 PM
    Thank you Grace for this interesting articles about hair. There are just so much info which we do not know previously. Most of the time we may neglect the details, thinking as long as we clean our hair everyday it is sufficient. But there are so many things we need to know for example types of hair, scalp condition, our environment and our physical condition which may affect our hair. Great tips.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/how-much-do-you-know-about-hair.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
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This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
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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
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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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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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.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
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Read this as it will be interesting
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
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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
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A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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Teacher Laura guided the students do meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
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Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
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Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
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Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
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Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
Beautiful tormas was offered during Gyenze Puja at Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
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Beautiful tormas was offered during Gyenze Puja at Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
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