Power Place: Jog Falls

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In the Heruka and Vajrayogini tantras, it is mentioned that there are 24 holy places that are empowered with the energy of Heruka and Vajrayogini. Within these 24 power places, a very powerful deity that is worldly in aspect and samsaric in nature abides there in the past.

Therefore, many people worshiped and adulated this deity, and they also made a lot of offerings to him. When they did that, many people got their wishes granted but as a repercussion, their desire and attachment grew because this deity was very attached and desirous. He abides in the god realm but on earth, he has 24 power places where his energy is very potent. So great temples in ancient times were built and dedicated to him in these 24 places, and people would go there to worship and make direct contact with him.

Vajrayogini and her entourage abides in the 24 sacred sites including Jog Falls.

Vajrayogini and her entourage abides in the 24 sacred sites including Jog Falls.

Therefore, Buddha Heruka understood the disbenefit of the so-called ‘blessings’ of this deity, and he found that it was time to overcome this deity’s energy and transform it into something more positive. So, Heruka blessed this deity and sent him to Kechara Paradise. Heruka also took over the 24 holy places and they became the 24 holy places of Heruka and Vajrayogini along with their entourage. So, these 24 holy places are very alive, potent and very blessed because Vajrayogini and Heruka’s energy abide there. Consequently, it is recommended for anyone visiting those places to study the Dharma, meditate and practice any of the tantras there.

This is a picture of me and my assistant monk, friends and students with Jog Falls behind us.

This is a picture of myself and my assistant monk, friends and students with Jog Falls waterfalls behind us in 1993.

If you practice the Heruka and Vajrayogini tantras, these places would be very powerful to help us gain higher insight and realization. One of these 24 power places is called Jog Falls in the Karnataka state of South India. This is in the same state where Gaden and Drepung monasteries are, and it is about 3 to 5 hour drive, depending on how fast you drive because the paved road is rudimentary. You have to go through a winding and remote road in order to get there.

A is where Hubli, which is close to Gaden Monastery and B is where Jog Falls is located.

A is where Hubli is, which is close to Gaden Monastery and B is where Jogs Falls is located.

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Back in 1993, I went with a few of my monk assistants, students and friends over to Jog Falls from Gaden Monastery and our plan was to spend a day having picnic with the monks and to do some rituals and pujas associated with Vajrayogini and also to do a tsog offering. So, it was a splendid day because it was a pleasant drive to Jog Falls and the driver that was hired to take us there knew the roads well. When we arrived, we checked into a simple hotel, which had simple rooms and beds. Nevertheless, we were happy with that and we stayed there for two days instead.

We swam in the lake that formed at the bottom of the Jog Falls

Myself with monks swam in the lake that formed at the bottom of the Jog Falls waterfalls. It is considered a blessing to be in the waters.

Jog Falls is a massive set of waterfalls with a lake at the bottom with rocks surrounding it. You can swim in the lake. It is a popular place for local Indian tourists, and it is very beautiful especially in the summer. So, we went there, we went swimming and we swam across the lake, which is quite broad and big. We swam to the waterfall and went behind the waterfall and swam back. After that, we had our meals and the most exciting part was when we set up and had our puja there.

We were able to do a very good puja and generated a good motivation there with good prayers. It was wonderful. So, I am sharing about this place in South India and if you are ever in the area, it is recommended to visit Jog Falls. In fact, I have heard that many monks go there to do prayers and rituals.

 

What Makes a Place Holy?

  1. A place can be holy because of a man or lady had done intensive meditations and generated higher insight and developed higher states of mind such as love, compassion and Bodhicitta in an area, cave, house or a particular place. So, the generation of this higher state of mind infuses the place to become holy and imprints the place with its energies. So when people go there, they feel at peace, happy, become healed and they can actually feel the energy blessing them.
  2. A holy or sacred place can become holy and sacred because someone had a pure vision of a holy being such as a Buddha, mahasiddha, daka, dakini and so forth. For example, if someone had a pure vision of Lama Tsongkhapa in that place and he had spoken to them or had given them a Dharma discourse or composed texts or given them a special transmission, then that place becomes infused with Lama Tsongkhapa’s energy. Then the place becomes infused with the energy of the teaching that was given. So that infusion makes the place holy. When we do meditations or study there, it has special blessings.
  3. Another reason a place can become holy is when it has sacred beings abiding there apart from the ordinary people abiding and travelling in the same area. For example, it could be a place where Bodhisattvas converged in the past. It could also be a place where the nagas had kept the teachings of the Buddha. It could be a place where supernatural beings have engaged in positive activities and infused the area with good energies. Examples of such holy places is where the Buddha was born – Lumbini, where the Buddha first turned the wheel of Dharma – Sarnath Park in Varanasi, where the Buddha became enlightened – Bodhgaya, where the Buddha had entered parinirvana – Kushinagar. These are the places that are holy because a Buddha had appeared there, a Buddha had performed Dharma activities and Dharma works or a Buddha had done works that benefited others. It is because the Buddha had been to those places, they had become infused with very powerful energies. So, these are some ways that a place can become very powerful and energised.
  4. Another way a place can become infused with powerful energy like a certain forest, cemetery, lake or a certain mountain where a realized being had blessed and consecrated the place and left a Buddha, Dharma Protector, a special naga or a special being to abide in that place. So when people go there, they are blessed by these beings or these beings can be seen where people can ask questions and they can give prophesies of the future. So there are quite a few lakes in Tibet where it is infused with the lama’s energy. So when a place is infused, blessed and consecrated by the lama’s energy, then these places will bless and heal a person. You can drink the water from this place as it is blessed because it has healing properties and one can even receive visions of the future. Also a place can naturally have a powerful spiritual being abiding in it already and recognized by a seer. There are many places in Tibet, India, etc where there are mountains in which special spiritual beings abide and assist the locals in the area.
Jog Falls is very popular with the local Indian tourists.

Jog Falls is very popular with the local Indian tourists as well as Tibetan practitioners.

These are various ways in which a place can be consecrated and thereby becoming a sacred power place. There are more ways a certain place can become a holy place but these four methods just to name a few for now. When we do any type of spiritual activity in these places, the blessings  are potent and thereby it is believed our spiritual results will be quicker and also healing of our body expedited. People often like to visit holy places like where Buddha Shakyamuni manifested His activities in the four special places of India (Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath-Varanasi and Kushinagara), Tsongkapa’s birthplace and meditation cave, Milarepa’s cave, Lake of Pelden Hlamo, Dorje Shugden’s Chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Jokhang where Jowo Rinpoche abides, Gaden Monastery, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Tashilunpo Monastery, Tsongkapa’s mausoleum, Pabongka Rinpoche’s Chuzang Hermitage, Kandy the tooth temple in Sri Lanka, Mt Kailash and even our root guru’s residence. For a tantric practitioner, according to Marpa the guru of Milarepa, the most holiest place is the residence of our personal guru where we can offer prostrations, butterlamps, prayers and meditations. The best is to generate bodhicitta and meditate on emptiness in these holy places. Reciting the prayers to our guru is very auspicious also to ask for higher attainments. So there are many holy places in this world and various methods they become holy.

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What Do We Do at These Holy Places?

When we arrive at these holy places, it is very good to chant out scriptures, Dharma books or passages, engage in the meditation of various Dharma subjects, recite mantras, perform prostrations, contemplate on the Guru’s kindness, engage in special rituals such as tsog, recite prayers or we can simply just sit and recite healing mantras to heal our body and mind and to intoxicate ourselves with the blessings of the place. We can engage in any of these actions at these holy places.

In some of these places, there are shrines where you can make butter lamp offerings, khatas, prostrations or you can just offer garlands of flowers. So, it is very good to offer these things at these holy places. There are holy places all over the world that are infused by holy beings and the key point of a holy place is that it is infused with higher thoughts of love, compassion, selflessness, generosity, openness and tolerance. These places are also infused with the energy of beings who have generated a kind heart and a kind mind. So this is what makes a place very powerful and holy.

The Mahabodhi Stupa at Bodhgaya.

The Mahabodhi Stupa at Bodhgaya where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.

For us Buddhists, the holiest place in the world (there are many) is the Buddha’s place of enlightenment, which is Bodhgaya. So, Bodhgaya is the place where Buddha meditated and manifested full enlightenment and so, it would be wonderful to go to a place such as Bodhgaya where Buddha had manifested enlightenment to do prayers, circumambulations, make offerings and simply to pay homage to the Buddha.

Aside from Bodhgaya, some of the holiest places are where the Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal, where the Buddha first turned the wheel of Dharma in Sarnath Park, Varanasi and also passed away into parinirvana at Kushinagar. In fact, it was recommended by the Buddha himself to visit these places after he was gone because these places are infused with powerful blessings and by going to these places, it would be equal to meeting the Buddha himself.

 

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 4, 2016 at 1:08 am

    It is always good to visit spiritual power places, it can open up latent seeds within us and bless our minds to engage in spiritual practice. Samsaric powers and rewards can only create more causes for us to stay in samsara,
    I do wonder what happened to that worldly deity now? Has it achieved supreme enlightenment by now?

  2. Edwin Tan on Sep 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us such a beautiful place like Jog Falls.

    There are so many holy areas in the World, and it will be a great blessing to visit those areas together with Rinpoche. So much to learn and do.

    I hope to be able to visit some during my lifetime and to be able to do pujas and prayers there and absorb in the energy and be embraced by the blessings.

    What we have now in Kechara Forest Retreat will also be another great spot to soak in the holy energy and blessings as many prayers and Dharma teachings were and are conducted there.

    Looking forward to doing my Gyenze puja in KFR 🙂

  3. Stella Cheang on Sep 17, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    In an article by pastor Niral previously “Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds”, we were enthralled by the story of Heruka Chakrasamvara and the origin of these 24 holy places. It is very fortunate for us to have His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche sharing with us one of the these power places, called Jog Falls in the Karnataka state of South India. His Eminence had visited the Jog Falls in 1993. In this article, we learn the several reasons that make a place holy and be infused by powerful energy, for example a place where a realized being had blessed and consecrated the place and left a Buddha, Dharma Protector, a special naga or a special being to abide in that place, so when people go there, they are blessed by these beings or these beings can be seen where people can ask questions and they can give prophesies of the future. It will be very blessed for us here in Malaysia to have a holy place that fulfils these conditions in the near future. Thank you Rinpoche for this article.

  4. Mingwen on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    It would be a bless and wonderful to visit all these holy places! People should start planning to visit all these holy places, especially Buddhists!

    Just like how our Muslim friends in Malaysia are doing, they start saving to visit Muslims’ holy places since they are borned with the helps from their parents. An example of Muslims’ holy place Masjid al-Haram (“The Sacred Mosque”), is a large mosque in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia and the second largest in Islam,considered by Muslims to be the holiest place on Earth.(Retrieved from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiest_sites_in_Shia_Islam).

    In fact, I should start saving as well! =)

  5. Pastor Chia on Sep 15, 2016 at 8:12 am

    This is interesting article to read and provided many information of holy places.Thank you rinpoche sharing this article. Whenever we have change to visit India and Nepal, rinpoche always instructed us go to different holy places to make offering and generate good motivation,in order received blessing from the deities or masters from the pass who has generate their inspiration prayer in these scared places. It will help us purify our negative karma and make closer connection with them at the future. So we able to born near to this holy places received teaching and close to the dharma.

  6. Albert on Sep 15, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Interesting place called Jog Falls, the scenery is really beautiful and it is great enough to attract people to go visit. The best part for a holy places is beside enjoying the beautiful view, we can get connected to the Buddha’s energy, in this place, it is Heruka and Vajrayogini, how wonderful it is to get the blessing from this 2 Buddhas.

    To me, the best holy places I’ve been in Gaden monastery, where there are His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche, His Holiness Zong Rinpoche and many High Lamas stayed there before and Kechara Forest Retreat where my guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem rinpoche founded this place. Gaden is the starting of Gelug Lineage and kechara Forest Retreat is the continual spreading of this lineage. It is very fortunate for me to be able to born near Kechara Forest Retreat.

  7. Khoo Hou Haw on Sep 15, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for introducing this Holy place, Jog Falls. This is the first time I heard of it and it looks very beautiful.
    Thank you also for explaining of what make these places holy and what can we do in these holy places. So the next time if we have a chande to visit, it will not be just a sight seeing but we can engage in more beneficial activities as explained in the articles.

  8. Pastor Antoinette on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:51 am

    This is a beautiful Power Place, the Jog Falls.These are beautful pictures and amazing benefits to visit such a holy place. I would love to visit the Jog Falls. Luckily we have a powerful holy place in Malaysia, Kechara Forest Retreat.
    Through the kindness of H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, Kechara Forest Retreat has a Vajra Yogini stupa, Buddha statues, meditation walk and the Ladrang or the residence of Rinpoche. It is most beneficial to visit Kechara Forest Retreat.

  9. June Kang on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:20 am

    文章里说到由于圣地都是诸佛菩萨与历代高僧大德们修持过及加持过的地方,因此修行者们朝礼这些圣地,能够得无量的加持与功德,所以尽可能在圣地可做禮敬、朝拜、供養及诵经等以净化恶业累积功德。

    米勒日吧的上师Marpa说:“ 世界上最神圣的圣地就是我们上师的所住的地方。我想这神圣来自于我们身为弟子心中所发起之一功德或者断除之一过患等一切所证所断皆源自上师善知识。

  10. Eric kksiow on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this holy place ( Jog Fall ) to us, it is another good holy Buddhist pilgrimage site to visit. And thank you for sharing ( What Do We Do at These Holy Places? ) in detailed.

    For sharing : When we arrive at these holy places, it is very good to chant out scriptures, Dharma books or passages, engage in the meditation of various Dharma subjects, recite mantras, perform prostrations, contemplate on the Guru’s kindness, engage in special rituals such as tsog, recite prayers or we can simply just sit and recite healing mantras to heal our body and mind and to intoxicate ourselves with the blessings of the place. We can engage in any of these actions at these holy places.

    PS : If everyone go for a pilgrimage trip should read about this article

    Thank You
    Eric kksiow

  11. Pastor Henry Ooi on Sep 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    There are many places on Earth deemed holy as described by Rinpoche in this article. Here in Malaysia, Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) fits the description. Not only are there different Buddha statues and Vajrayogini stupa in KFR, the whole land is highly blessed and charged up due to the ongoing dharma activities being carried out. Also, KFR land was consecrated and blessed by visiting monks from India and Tibet. And by Dorje Shugden through the 7th Panglung Oracle in trance. There will be more Buddha statues, more dharma activities, and more blessing by Dorje Shugden henceforth. And the most blessed is that KFR is the residence of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

    • Julia Tan on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:09 am

      The Jog falls is beautiful and holy but i have to agree with Pastor Henry that Kechara Forest Retreat does fit into this category too. Thousands of retreats, pujas, fire pujas meditation and teachings have been done personally by our root guru H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, by his students, lamas, geshes, Rinpoches and monks from many monasteries. The holy Dharma protectors such as the kind himself Dorje Shugden and His minister Kache Marpo visited here and given a very profound Dharma teachings via the most well known oracle in the world. We also have the world biggest Dorje Shugden. Kechara Forest Retreat is also a healing place and merit field for the people who stay here, who do their retreats and pujas here, who visited here due to the powerful energy here.

  12. Jace Chong on Sep 14, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing one of this beautiful and sacred place of Vajrayogini and Heruka, the explanation of how a place become holy also very important information to understand.

    The holiest place that I went before was Bodhgaya, where Shakyamuni Buddha achieved enlightenment under the sacred Bodhi Tree. After finish reading on this post, I found that the most holy place I visit is Kechara Forest Retreat, where my root Guru resides, and it’s a place that fulfills all the points of making a place holy.

    Thanks Rinpoche for conceptualizing the beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat, I believe there will be more people be benefitted in not long future when everything is completed.

    Thank you.

  13. pammie yap on Sep 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    This is the first time I am reading about Jog Falls. Of course, to be able to visit and do prayers at these power places would be wonderful but some may not be able to do so.
    So, one of the nearest holy place that I can think of at the moment, is Kechara Forest Retreat (we have a waterfall nearby too!)! It has all the points as stated in “What Makes a Place Holy?” We don’t even have to go far to visit. Here, we can do meditations, retreats, circumambulations, pujas, offerings and many more. I have always love the peace and calm here in KFR, it makes me feel the same. How blessed to be able to live and ‘work’ here!
    Thank you Rinpoche for this Holy place!

  14. nicholas on Sep 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    It’s important for us to set a good motivation to perform Dharmic activities such as reciting mantra, prayers, perform prostration and etc. at the holy places. For me it’s a great blessing and fortunate for one to be able to visit such holy places and should not miss the chances to energise ourselves from this place where strong energy and holy seed that has been planted.

    Of course if those holy places we treat it just like another place for eye viewing it will just be it but if we take this great opportunity to treat it as a one a life time and contemplate the history and the energy that infused by the great being that resided there with positive motivation it will not only change our perspective on this places but also make a fruitful beneficial Dharmic pilgrimage.

    From this article I will relate KFR as one of a holy place. This is due to there are many people and Lama did various type of retreats here, numerous teaching has been conducted by Rinpoche, various holy & blessed statues & holy monument around KFR, numerous puja/prayers have been done to bless KFR and we also have the great World Peace Protector took trance and personally bless and give teaching. All this just fit in KFR as a holy place to benefit many people to visit, to make offering, to meditate, to do retreat and many more holy activities.

  15. Moh Mei on Sep 14, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Some of the points mentioned in this article about what makes a place holy and what do we do at these holy places are interesting knowledge. I believe in energy field and I believe human has interactions with these energy fields around us.

    Since ancient times, we have been lured by the presence of powerful energy fields. Maybe once upon a time our ancestors held some knowledge of these energy fields and hence built places like the pyramids of Giza and many other pyramids around the world, Stonehedge, Machu Picchu, and so on. Our ancestors appeared to know how to harnest these powerful energy fields and built civilizations based on them. Perhaps it is because in ancient times, the archituect also held knowledge of healing, astrology and of nature. They were holistic architects who built to connect life, nature and knowledge. An ancient and precious craft that we may have lost over time.

    Another term that is now very popular in new age spiritual movements is energy vortex. A Vortex by definition is a place in nature where the earth is exceptionally alive with energy. Some of the well known places of powerful enerygy vortex include Mount Kailash, Lake Titicaca and Glastonbury to name a few. The question still remains as to why in that specific place and where did the energy come from? There are many explanation given but the scientific evidence is still inconclusive.

    Based on the definitions given in this article on what makes a place holy, Kechara Forest Retreat definitely qualify as a holy place.

  16. Szymon on Sep 14, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Wow! I hope that one day I am going to have the journey to all those 24 places. Probably it has to be the amazing adventure where you can find yourself and people to talk about everything that worries you.

  17. Wylfred Ng on Sep 14, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享。

    我对胜乐金刚及金刚瑜伽母24个圣地的文章都非常有兴趣。 胜乐金刚慈悲把一位天神的圣地转变成胜乐金刚及金刚瑜伽母的圣地, 让我们凡人都有机会近距离接触到他们的力量, 也让我们感觉到圣地并不是遥不可及的地方。

    佛陀涅盘之前也告诉过他的弟子们, 在佛陀涅槃过后, 前往佛陀出世、成佛、转法轮及涅槃的地方朝圣都可以接触到佛陀的能量, 而且前往这些地方就如同亲自见佛陀一样。

    不过文章中也有提到米勒日吧的上师玛尔巴说过, 世界上最神圣的圣地就是我们上师的住所, 如果我们有机会去到上师的住所就要更珍惜这些机会。

    谢谢

  18. William Chua on Sep 14, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    The waterfall is beautiful and it does look very blessed. Thank you Rinpoche for introducing Jog Falls to us and knowing the story behind it. For many, it may just be a place to go for relaxation but besides that, it does bless the visitors.

    It is also very nice of RInpoche to share his experience and trip with us to know Rinpoche better. Nice to see Rinpcohe with the other monks having some relaxation time as well as doing prayers at Jog Falls. Wherever Rinpoche goes, RInpoche will always bless the place or do a prayer there with offerings. Just like what Rinpoche did in Mt Shasta in USA.

    Would definitely like to visit this place in the future.

  19. jerry_sito on Sep 14, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享与开示

    当我看到照片时,我被那宏伟的瀑布所吸引着,原来在印度的这个地方(乔格法尔尔斯)有着那么美丽的金刚瑜伽母朝圣地,我们也在仁波切的开示与教导下,我们组团到尼泊尔许多殊胜的地点(包括几个金刚瑜伽母圣地)朝圣,祈福,并且在过程中学习放下,在朝圣的过程中,我们诚心依据仁波切的教诲来诵经,并且持素,看着一张张感动的脸孔,有些团友更是在不同的朝圣地点,被感动与感受到那力量磁场纷纷红了眼眶掉下了眼泪。

    朝圣是一个过程,让我们在灵修的道路上,寻找自己内心,学习方向,并透过朝圣来累积大量的功德… … 希望我们踏上这一个美丽的地方朝圣,在印度与金刚瑜伽母有一个完美的邂逅

    谢谢
    Jerry

  20. Adeline Tan on Sep 13, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the detailed explanation on how the places became holy and what should and can do when visiting these holy places such as perform prostrations, offer butterlamps, recite mantras, engage in meditation, make khatas,fruits and flowers offerings to the Buddhas.As for people who are going on pilgrimage must read this post.

  21. Samfoonheei on Sep 13, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Wow,,,another Holy places of Vajrayogini and Heruka….Jpg Falls in south India.Thats interesting to know. Thanks Rinpoche for sharing with a clear explanation what makes a place so powerful and Holy, I did not know that is such a beautiful power place exist till after reading this post.I could imagine its indeed a beautiful place from those photos shown. Great to know what we suppose to do at these Holy place as taught by Rinpoche ( Recite prayers, make offerings and so forth to intoxicate
    oneselves with the blessings of the place.) May all those who have visited Jog Falls and any other Holy place to be blessed as these places are infused with powerful blessings.
    Thanks again ,its a wonderful teaching.

  22. Lum Kok Luen on Sep 12, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such wonderful Dharma on Holy Places and the blessings these places invoke onto people who visit.
    Thank you also for sharing and recommending on what to do when one arrives at these holy places.
    If I have sufficient merits to be able to visit any of these places, I am well prepared on what to do upon arrival to “Meet the Buddha.”

    Thank you.
    Lum Kok Luen

  23. Fong on Sep 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    This sounds like a place right at the top of the list with holy places like Bodhgaya and Lumbini. It would be a must visit place if we wish to create more cause to be able to receive Vajrayogini practice in our future lives?

    But, I guess, it is of no use if we do not have the right motivation and action to go with it.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for always giving us comprehensive teachings on holy places and the motivation and visualizing during pilgrimages.

  24. Lin Mun on Sep 11, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing another holy places of Vajrayogini and Heruka. It is such a blessing to be able to visit all these holy places.

    Appreciate all the explanation on what make a place holy and what a pilgrimage can do at these places. I think it is very important to understand and set the correct motivation when visiting.

    I have not visited any of the above mentioned holy places yet except for Kechara Forest Retreat. However, this set as a good start and I’m sure by engaging more dharma workd and retreat I will have the affinity to visit holy places.

  25. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Sep 11, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Even when Rinpoche goes on a ‘holiday’ to take a break, it’s somewhere that is imbued with Dharma significance. Thank you Rinpoche for explaining the basis of what makes a place. This is a post everyone should read before they go on pilgrimage anywhere, not just Jog Falls, because it makes their pilgrimages that more meaningful than just another holiday.

    When Rinpoche took us to Bodhgaya in 2005, I remember the advice Rinpoche gave to us before we started circumambulating the Mahabodhi Stupa. Rinpoche advised us to visualise that we are walking to receive teachings from Shakyamuni. That whatever pains, obstacles, sufferings we had experienced in reaching Bodhgaya, we should visualise as the purification of our karma in order to receive the teachings.

    Then as we circumambulate, we recite mantras and prayers. In that way, our mind (visualising we are going to see the Buddha), our body (actually circumambulating) and our speech (reciting mantras) are all engaged in the virtuous act of making merit. Rinpoche advised us that our time in such a holy place was short so we should maximise the opportunity for us to make merits. I will never forget this teaching.

    Anyway I wanted to share with everyone these beautiful pictures of another holy place – Pabongka Monastery, just north of Lhasa in Tibet. I hope you like them.

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  26. Sofi on Sep 11, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of the holy place, Jog Falls, one of the places where Buddha Heruka and Vajrayogini’s energies abide in. It would be wonderful to offer prayers there. Now I understand further what constitute a holy place and what we should do at places as holy as this and how we can gain the benefits of the blessings.

    As Lew said, Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong is a very holy place due to our precious Guru residing there and all the prayer and offering activities engaged there. With the many large holy statues and Vajrayogini Stupa consecrated and placed at various places of Kechara Forest Retreat blessing all as they make offerings, pray, circumambulate and make strong aspirations. We even had the blessings of the powerful enlightened Protector Dorje Shugden graced our land in taking trance of the 7th Panglung Kuten and with Karch Marpo too. It is all thanks to our compassionate Guru who made it all possible for everyone to receive the blessings and a place for us to learn & practice towards gaining attainments. May we all never forget his love for us and strive to fulfil his wishes which will benefit so many.

  27. Lew on Sep 11, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the meaning of “holy places”. There are many times we have heard people said Bodhgaya is very holy, but we don’t know what makes the place holy.

    Based on the reasons given, we can also conclude that Kechara Forest Retreat is a holy places, because: 1) There are many people engage retreats frequently; 2) Rinpoche had been giving teachings here in KFR; 3) Dorje Shugden has arrived in KFR before during trance session in 2015.

    I must say I am extremely fortunate to be able to work & do my practice in this very holy place. I pray more and more people can come to KFR to engage in even more retreats to make the place even more blessed.

  28. Sarah Yap on Sep 11, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing about Jog Falls and the attitude we should have when visiting holy places such as these.

    I remember reading an article written by Pastor Niral about the 24 holy places and I think it’s a very nice complement to this article for those interested to know more about the 24 holy places (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/twenty-four-holy-places-eight-great-charnel-grounds.html#comment-715780)

    Many of us have been or perhaps are planning to visit holy places, which is an important component in our lives as Buddhists. However, I think most people may not be well equipped with the knowledge of what they should do in such holy places, making the trip nothing but a sight seeing trip or a holiday. Though we still get the blessings for physically being there, we could have derived more if we took the trip to a higher level, and make it a meaningful pilgrimage that will make a difference in our lives.

  29. Soon Huat on Sep 11, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this meaningful article. I always want to visit these holy places in India and Nepal especially those related to Lord Buddha and Vajrayogini. Pastor Patsy has given me a book of the photo of Vajrayogini holy temples and statues. I always browse the book and feel the energy of Vajrayogini and wish one day I will be able to receive the Vajrayogini Initiation from my Guru in this life.

    However, the closest holy place I can visit is KFR. It is our home center, I wish I can retire over there and work full time to serve my Guru and protect KFR. That is my dream and wish, I hope one day I can realize this dream after I settled my worldly commitment.

  30. Joy Kam on Sep 11, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Wow! I pray and wish that one day soon I will be able to make a pilgrimage trip to this beautiful powerful sacred place – Jog Falls.

    The water must be very healing… it would be nice to go there to do our sadhana or puja like what Rinpoche did with the monks. India and Nepal is truly a beautiful mystical land with so many powerful sacred places.

    I’m glad I went to Bodhgaya with Rinpoche, another powerful holy site where many of us receive refuge under a Bodhi tree 🙂
    Wouldn’t mind going there again and then to Jog falls.

    Thank you for sharing with us what makes a place holy… and this clearly shows that our Kechara Forest Retreat can be a pilgrimage site as well due to our aspirational prayers and of course the blessings of our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

  31. Alice Tay on Sep 10, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing this nice article about the holiest places that we should visit, do prayers, circumambulations, make offerings and pay homage to the Buddha eg The Mahabodhi Stupa at Bodhgaya , Lumbini, Sarnath-Varanasi, Kushinagara, Tsongkapa’s birthplace and meditation cave, Milarepa’s cave, Lake of Pelden Hlamo, Dorje Shugden’s Chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Jokhang where Jowo Rinpoche abides, Gaden Monastery, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Tashilunpo Monastery and so forth.

    These places are so holy with full of energies which would bless us and spiritual results will be quicker and also healing of our body expedited when we do any type of spiritual activity there.

    Nevertheless, not everyone is managed to visit each of the holy places. What we can do is to offer prostrations, butterlamps, prayers and meditations at our guru’s residence as according to Marpa the guru of Milarepa. In addition, we can recite the prayers to our guru is very auspicious also to ask for higher attainments.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 18. 2017 03:34 PM
    Wonderful….can try this method to repel insects in our house using peppermint plants. I did not know much benefits of peppermint till i read this article.Its really good way to repel insects other then using the ingredient in our kitchen.Keeping the garden and surroundings clean to reduce opportunity for insects too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this easy and harmless ways to keep insects away.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/try-this-to-repel-insects-in-your-house.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 17. 2017 08:31 PM
    If it is not Guru’s compassion and kindness we would not have the chance to learn and practise dharma in Kechara. Guru is very important because he is a person who will guide and lead us to enlightenment. He choose to be with us so we can transform our mind. Hence we must always appreciate our Guru and change our mind to be better.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choose-your-guru-always.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jan 17. 2017 01:07 PM
    We are the only family to the senior pets, how cruel it is to abandon them when they are old and helpless. It is a time our pet needs us most because they are in pain or suffering from discomfort, and we should be more sensitive to their needs. Very heartwarming to read a list of ideas to shower the raging pets with some tender loving care. Thank you Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dont-abandon-senior-pets.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jan 17. 2017 01:02 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. Every time I read story of incredible loyalty shown by animals, I’d be marvelled at how more faithful, loyal, humane and selfless they are compared to us. Captain put us to shame. Many of us cannot even be faithful and loyal to the person sharing the same bed, let alone a dead someone… for six years! May we be inspired to be loyal and faithful to people who matter to us and who had benefitted, like our guru and our parents.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/loyal-dog-guards-his-owners-grave-for-6-years.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 09:49 PM
    Wow the 3 places are so beautiful. Very nice scenic, clean and so natural. Really wish I can visit Japan and any one of the places above. So calm to be able to live there.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/3-amazingly-attractive-villages-in-japan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 04:57 PM
    Beautiful and powerful short prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Rinpoche. This prayer is short yet very powerful and easy to understand, visualize suitable for all us and for those who are new to Tibetan Buddhism.Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful and powerful prayer.May Rinpoche always healthy to continue teachings and guiding us all.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 01:56 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this very beautifully composed prayer to Dorje Shugden. The prayer abridge the complete path to enlightenment complete with the powerful holy mantra Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha. May Datin MJ and everyone who recites this daily be blessed on their spiritual journey and their faith in Dorje Shugden grow forever more.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html#comments
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 01:32 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this very important teaching. It is simple logic; working on our mind will last us in our future life (long term investment) while focusing on our body only last us as far as this lifetime (short term investment and often time without return), if the body does not already give way part by part, prematurely. Therefore, utilise our precious time on earth to invest in our mind. Every pleasure that derives through this body is short-lived anyway.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/stop-dancing-with-the-corpse.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jan 15. 2017 09:33 PM
    This is very sad. In the new modern business environment I am shock that this is happening in India. This brick kiln management has clearly abuse the labour and has no qualm in admitting that they are treating the labour as slave.

    How can the worker work for 12 to 18 hours in this harsh place. Furthermore, they were not provided any safety gear and have to endure the heat in the kiln. The more scary thing is that they allow children in this dangerous work place.

    Thankfully, the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has taken steps in providing new guidelines. I hope the multinational companies there will adhere to the regulations and guidelines to stop this abuse.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and a reminder that how fortunate are we living in much better condition.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/you-have-to-see-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 15. 2017 01:53 PM
    Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with our daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.So scientists did discovered that people living near busy roads have a higher chance of developing dementia.Its the air-pollutants can get into the brain via the blood and which lead to neurological problems.
    Elderly monks live a very quiet life in the monastery, far away from the city do not develop dementia as Rinpoche noticed.The air is clean and healthy that leads them to live longer.
    Rinpoche have made a good choice to have KFR at Bentong in a natural forest environment. Whereby all of us can have a healthy.quiet and peaceful mind to do meditation,learn and practice Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/does-living-near-busy-roads-develop-dementia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 08:23 PM
    Learn and practice Dharma,work for Dharma before its too late.Try not waste our precious time ,as we won’t know what will happens next. So wasting time on samsaric activities that bring comfort and pleasure to the body is of no use .what will benefit us now and at the time of death is to cultivate our mind with dharma and dharma activities. Stay healthy have a healthy body , mind and have Dharma close to us .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful teachings
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/stop-dancing-with-the-corpse.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 05:24 PM
    This is a good article on Serkym offering and Kawang. Earlier when I just joined Kechara I do not understand why we have this rituals and why some of the offering materials are so expensive. Now I understand that we are making offering to the enlightened beings so we should offer the best.

    Thank you Bradley for your sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/bradley-kassian-share-on-kawang-and-serkym.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 03:06 PM
    Malaysia is a beautiful multi-racial country with beautiful traditional clothes each different race and culture.That i am proud of it as i love our traditional chinese cheongsum and nyonya kebaya.There are many different cultures in Sarawak too with many variations of tribal dress in different styles. Many of these groups have their own style and colour which caught my eyes by looking at those beautiful pictures shared. Here we can live happily with many different groups and can have religious freedom.But not so lucky for others whereby they attacked .injured each other like the Dorje Shugden issue in Tibet.I do hope the ban on Dorje Shugden will be lifted soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/traditional-clothes-of-malaysia.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 01:35 PM
    Without a doubt, it is the miraculous power of the enlightened Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden, who worked this magic and saved life. The deep faith in Dorje Shugden let the young Chin Wei suffered only minor injuries despite the collisions resulting in severe damage to the car. May Chin Wei recover swiftly and may his faith in Dorje Shugden be forever strong. Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/saved-by-dorje-shugden-多杰雄登保佑!.html
  • Victor.Choi
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 11:07 AM
    Good Morning Rinpoche, Moderator,Pastors and everyone in the chatroom. 🙂

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