Feeling good? Looking good? Rupaul!

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Dear friends,

I find Rupaul a great talent and enduring for all those who chose to be just themselves… Rupaul has tenacity, will power and incredible creativity as an artist. I like Rupaul’s talented artistry. Rupaul is intense and also highly intelligent. I enjoy some of Rupaul’s videos so much. I find them funny, meaningless, with a powerful message, be yourself, empowering, deep, cynical, plastic, entertaining and leaves you to think deeper about who you are, how you want yourself to be accepted by yourself.

The videos are funny and very today, but if you look at them more closely, in a way sad. Behind the make up, hair, scenes,choreography, lights, camera, glamour, story line is a person just like us and nothing is real… in a way our whole life is a drag or not real unless we imbue it with something more… letting go of fixed notions, grasping at non-existent permanence and holding onto ideas that we breathe ‘life’ into but do not exist… is a drag. And it drags us down. Be free. Be yourself. Be what you feel you should be not what others expect… but be what you want with great compassion, generosity, gratefulness, forgiveness, wisdom and give something back to others and earth. Always remember those that contributed to your life and where you are… move on and move on with them.

Anyways, enjoy the very funny video I’ve included here… be ready… it’s super super super funny.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Some quotes from Rupaul I found interesting… hehe:

 

“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”

“Very little is off -limits, but draw the line at being unkind.”

“My goal is to always come from a place of love… but sometimes you just have to break it down for a motherf*cker!”

“We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.”

 

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Some more pics of Rupaul with and without……

 

 

 

Rupaul, may you be at peace, find freedom and spiritual growth always… thanks for the laughs and thanks for your talents… TR

 

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  1. Edward Ooi on Sep 22, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I think is Rupaul is hardworking person. I can see that Rupaul is trying very hard to people laugh even though he is not as funny as Jim Carrey. But he is not a bad comedian. Just need a little more natural and practice. When Jim Carrey does it. It seems so natural and super funny because he keeps on doing new moves and saying more and funnier things. Not just stand there and keep on repeating the same thing over and over and over again. It’s funny at first but it’s not after that. Thank You Rinpoche for sharing.

  2. Vinnie Tan on Aug 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    She is definitely an incredible drag. It shows us that what is on the outside is does not really matter that much. Is what is on the inside would really matter.

    However, in today’s society, many people do not see that what is on the outside does not matter that much. Instead what is on the inside really matters to us.

  3. Patsy on Jul 4, 2013 at 12:12 am

    It’s amazing that make up can do wonders. Rupaul did not care how society labeled him. He is braved enough to stand up for what he believes in. He is very talented in his performance, playing different roles and having different personalities. However, nothing last forever, from a hot sexy looking gal he looks old in the last photo.

  4. Edward ooi on Jul 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, when I started to read this article I thought Rupaul is a girl but when I saw the last picture in this article, I was shocked to see that Rupaul is actually a guy. I must say, Rupaul is a great drag queen because I can’t even tell the differences when Rupaul puts on his makeup. And the video wasn’t really funny to me.

  5. Pastor Yek Yee on Feb 13, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Be free. Be yourself.Rupaul very talented and creative in his performance. Every show he performed was so rich in term of content, make up, clothes and so on. I feel Rupaul was very passionate on his performance career. Thank you for give us all happiness, new view and thought.

  6. Paris on Feb 2, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I came back to this post after reading an article about RuPaul on Huffington Post, hilariously titled, “RuPaul’s Divine Mystical Wisdom” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-raushenbush/rupaul-divine-mystical-wisdom_b_2544739.html)

    It’s really good to see how much exposure Ru Paul is given and how she has risen to become such a strong personality today, in a world where there is so much sexual / gender discrimination and prejudice.

    Some of us have been privvy to the RuPaul sessions with Rinpoche, where we sit and watch RuPaul youtube videos for hours upon end, Rinpoche chuckling incessantly as he clicks from one “Rupaul’s drag race” episode to another super campy RuPaul music video. And you wonder, what on earth is the divine, spiritual lesson in all this? An over-the-top drag queen with insanely big hair, too much makeup and back-up dancers who really should wear clothes in a slightly bigger size?

    Actually, there’s plenty to be learnt in what RuPaul has to tell the world – to not be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, to be proud and confident of who you are (even if the whole world is against you), to be imaginative, creative and courageous in doing what you feel expresses your passions in the best way. So as absurd as it sounds, RuPaul could be a Vajrayogini – using the very things we’re attracted to (or averse to!) and transforming into a valuable lesson of confidence and courage.

    Some other great sound bytes from RuPaul from the Huffington Post article here:

    “…I bring it right back to what this is really all about — having fun, loving yourself, and understanding that you are not separate from the girl standing next to you, or the person out there in the audience — that there is only one of us here.”

    “I talk to these girls (contestants on the RuPaul Drag Show), I tell them they are not really competing against the others, they are competing to tear down some of those walls and transcend their own limitations.”

    “Jesus, Krishna and Buddha all represent the potential we all have to transcend our limitations.”

    “That mystical encounter is always happening. It is happening in this very moment. You chose heaven or hell in this moment.”

  7. Li Kheng on Dec 30, 2011 at 12:16 am

    It takes courage to stand honestly naked before oneself and others. It takes resilience to embrace this commitment to be ourself.

    Life of the 21st century is a stage filled with noise and glare that we often find it challenging to see ourselves. Individuals like Rupaul show us that there is a way. Along this journey of discovery, it is probably likely that we will put different costumes.

    May we, with patience and openness, discover that all the different costumes contribute to forming who we are, who is truly beautiful. May we also develop the generosity to share our journey kindly with others so that we help make their journey easier.

    I believe that this is Dharma. It is not only about living the “right” life but to identify the lessons the mistakes or wrong we do so that we can benefit others.

  8. William on Dec 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    He looks so old now. Really shows that beauty does not last and things are always impermanent. However, he has talent which made him famous.
    I love his quote “We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.” Everything is a drag and will continue to be a drag. It is until we realise that nothing is important that it will not become a drag in our lives. Lose our attachments and we will be free.

  9. Vianin Guillaume - Sodnam Zangpo on Dec 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Tashi Deleg Rinpoche. Tank you for all, I follow your beautifull activities from Switzerland. Tank you.

  10. Ethan Chu on Dec 25, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Life’s definitely a drag. Whether you are boy or girl whatever sexuality, since the day we are born, we are a drag. Parents and society decide our make up, what to wear, how to act and when you’re old and worthless, they called you an “old drag”. Nothing lasts!!!

    But the fabulous make up and the glamorous scenes are addictive. Sometimes we would do so much just to freeze a moment of glam. I’m sure there is a saying “a 5 mins glam on the red carpet or runway”. whatever. What happens next? But it is so tempting, it is almost like a promise that never grows old.

    But the truth? The make won’t stay, the pictures don’t last. Someone will replace you on the carpet. Looking good feeling good is all temporally. Know who you are and how you want your life to be and don’t let it “drag” you down is the key for a start and sashay your life with a meaningful purpose is definitely the most glam!

  11. Su An on Dec 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for introducing RuPaul here, I have not heard of him before until now. Looking at his Wikipedia page and brief history, she is certainly the pride of the gay community. I liked this quote from him, “You can call me he. You can call me she. You can call me Regis and Kathie Lee; I don’t care! Just as long as you call me.” and also “you’re just an oversized orang-utan” from the video =p it’s amazing what makeup can do..

  12. joey wong on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Rupaul really looks like beyonce!!!

    i’ve had a brief read of RuPaul’s bio and his life story is quite sad and tragic but despite that he can still entertain others and project confidence. He mentioned that he realized he had issues in acting class when he could not project certain emotions required for the role and went for therapy. Somehow i find that quite powerful as we often walk around and function normally while bottling up our unhappiness and pretend that we are happy and confident until something provokes it and then we realize that the problem is bigger and more than we can ever face or deal with.

    I guess in that aspect, we’re all in drag because we cant face the inner child inside, like rupaul, in a way.

  13. James Long on Dec 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    “We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.”

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all these fun but meaningful video with us. She/he does not care about how others think of him, but be himself and go all the way with what he decided to do.

    It is true we all came into this world naked(also with past life karma…) and the rest is all drag or illusion. Day after day we make ourselves a person which the society think is good for us, have big house, car, married, have kids, relationship but end up it is just a lie and many of us including myself got more unhappiness from there..

  14. Helena on Dec 20, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Dear Rinpoche, Thank you very much for sharing. I don’t really know Rupaul but after seeing this article and video. I really admire him, he is gorgeous of being who he really is. Salute salute :)
    xx

  15. Diana Pereyda on Dec 20, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Great fun!! I miss my days, or nites in Hollywood. Around here all the gays fix up their victorian
    homes, and go to gourmet restaurants for fun,basically.

  16. Mc on Dec 20, 2011 at 2:28 am

    We are all very caught up with “Identity”. I guess at some point in time we realize that there are many questions we can’t answer like who we really are and what we are supposed to do and we don;t feel like we are in control of anything. Not getting the right answers makes us insecure and we start to create an identity our ourselves that we like, and that we think others will like. And we work so hard at that identity and we really dig ourselves into a hole by trying to hang onto to something not solid, not real and is in fact, only imagined. Once there, we are trapped. And if other people do not accept that identity we project and hold on to, we get upset and depressed.

    The identity we crave to have need not necessarily be physical. We may also desire to be identified as being clever, or holy or spiritual.

    Rupaul is all of us in a more exaggerate albeit honest way. We laugh at her antics and we like her although we know the public “Rupaul” is manufactured reality. As we are.

    I like the three vastly different images of Rupaul above, set out one after another. Which is Rupaul? All of them and none of them I guess. To me the Rupaul i like best is the one which came up with all those great quotes e.g.“Very little is off -limits, but draw the line at being unkind.”

  17. David Lai on Dec 20, 2011 at 2:01 am

    She is really creative and what a character! This Rupaul and what an amazing drag!
    What’s amazing is how she open the doors of drag queens to become superstars.
    Her last photo look really emaciated though. I wonder if she is sick?

  18. ericchoong on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Cool…thanks for sharing this video Rinpoche.I like this quotes
    “We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.”
    yes…be my self. Be what I feel I should be not what others expect…but be what I want with great compassion, generosity, gratefulness, forgiveness, wisdom and give something back to others and earth.
    Thanks again Rinpoche, I will share with my friends(@_@)

  19. mayy on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    LOL! Thank you, Rinpoche for uploading this Rupaul video. Funny!

  20. pastor susan on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    haha…thank you Rinpoche for this video. Rupaul is one of my favorite talk show host. I remember watching her on tv and loved how she enters the stage in such glam, confidence, with a huge, contagious smile.

    Just googling her name will bring up such a collage of pictures of hers in so many styles, personalities! She sure can make the world believe and see her for whatever and whoever she wants them to see her as.

  21. abby on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    oh yes Rinpoche!
    There was a Hong Kong star who was like Rupaul! His name is Leslie Cheung.
    During his last concert years before his death, he wore a long wig, and he was so sexyyy and hot! :D (he was a real handsome man anyway)
    even though he got so many criticize from people, he didn’t give a damn. He also admitted to the world that he is a gay.

    I enjoyed watching this video. Repaul is sexy and hot as well.
    hehehe. Cool!

  22. Andrew Hibberd on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    tr we will be one

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“If one does the recitation of the Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga prayer for even one month using one of the visualizations for great or clear or quick wisdom, one will definitely see development of that wisdom. It is proved by experience. There is no doubt that by doing the Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga practice one can meet Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings from life to life. And furthermore, it gives one the opportunity to be born in the pure realm of Lama Tsongkhapa, Tushita, whenever death happens.” - Pabongkha Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Magadha Sangmo which is the very 1st incarnation of Tsem Rinpoche. She lived during Buddha's time. She was a disciple of Lord Buddha Himself and was very devoted to Buddha. Because of Her devotion, She brought thousands onto the path of Buddha and His teachings.
3 weeks ago
Very Holy White Tara painted by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (previous). Wow.
3 weeks ago
The eagle has caught this bird and it's spouse desperately tries to save the spouse. Animals definitely have a sense of friendship and companionship and feel pain. We should never hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Do not eat chicken or the egg. It doesn't matter which came first.~Tsem Rinpoche Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/animals-vegetarianism
4 weeks ago
Did you know there is a horoscope section on tsemrinpoche.com where you can just read and follow the instructions to find the compatibility. Type in your sign and the other person's and you get an answer immediately. Very interesting. Just click here :- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html
4 weeks ago
Such a honest and sincere comment he posted for everyone to read. Very honest. Nice. I appreciate it.
4 weeks ago
One of the most BEAUTIFUL, captivating and lovely shrines/temples/altars to Buddha I have ever had the merits to gaze upon. The background is so nice. Busy but not distracting. The lighting is a perfect balance to highlight the attainments of Buddha as it's directly emanating behind his head. Buddha statue itself is proportionate. Just so beautiful.
4 weeks ago
Beautiful Dorje Shugden on horse
4 weeks ago
Very good friends. Very nice people. I like them. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
As I lay still, cold, alone and never to wake up again, what have I done with my life to prepare for this 'eternity'? No one will see me nor will I see them again. They would not want to see me again as I turn blue, brown, bloat, smell and decompose into dust.~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Ancient and sacred Manjushri from Reting Monastery
4 weeks ago
Beautiful and holy Manjushri. Very sacred at Reting Monastery. TR
4 weeks ago
Very good.
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche with Kyabje Dromo Geshe Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
2015-Myself having audience with my holy protector. See more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
4 weeks ago
Panchen Sonam Drakpa, fifteenth Throne-holder of Je Tsongkhapa (Ganden Tripa), and former abbot of Gaden, Sera, and Drepung monasteries (the only monk to ever become abbot of all three).
4 weeks ago
Hardworking and kind Kecharians. Their dedication touches me deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
“The problem is not enjoyment; the problem is attachment.”-Tilopa
4 weeks ago
Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69823
4 weeks ago
This is the illustrious Changkya Rolpai Dorje who is the previous incarnation of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4297
4 weeks ago
Special painting of Manjushri and here is his short praise to do daily: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69797
1 month ago
See what is a tsatsa and their origins and purpose: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69630
1 month ago
Dear friends, recently I had audience with my dharma protector via the official Panglung Oracle, you can see more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
1 month ago
Dear Pasang and Wife, I thank you both for your wonderful agate mala gift. It is very kind of you. Much prayers for you both, Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Very good news!!
1 month ago
Excellent advice
1 month ago
This is super simple yet super powerful and it is the black and white truth. Read this short thought and contemplate deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
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    2 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
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    2 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    2 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    3 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html
  • Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
    3 months ago
    Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
  • A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
    3 months ago
    A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
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    5 months ago
    Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
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    A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo

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Pastor Han Nee assisted by LT Loo led KP Viva Home puja attendees every Tuesday with Setrap/DS and White Tara puja at 8pm - 10.00pm. She delivered a short dharma sharing on both the importance of faith ad well as the inportance of recognizing the suffering of our experiences enabling us to exhaust our karma, during the pre- puja session. Lucy Yap
3 days ago
Today's kitchen crew. From left: Uncle Ng, Elsie, Susan, Elizabeth, Melissa and Igne helping in the kitchen now. 今天的厨房成员: (左)Uncle Ng, Elsie, Susan, Elizabeth, Melissa 以及Igne先在在厨房里帮忙。 Justin@KSK
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Early in the morning, Puja House Team did torma flower decoration. By Puja House, 29 July'15
4 days ago
Pastor Han Nee assisted by LT Loo led KP Viva Home puja attendees every Tuesday with Setrap and White Tara puja at 8pm - 10pm. She delivered a short Dharma sharing on both the importance of faith as well as the importance of recognizing the suffering of our experiences enabling us to exhuast our karma, during the pre - puja session. Lucy Yap
4 days ago
Weekly White Tara puja on Tuesday at Kechara House was led by Pastor KH Ng and assisted by Pastor Gim Lee at 8pm - 10pm. dedicated to the long life ,stable health and fulfilment of our beloved and precious Guru, H.E.Tsem Rinpoche 's Dharma work guiding sentient beings from all over the world. May all beings be free from the sufferings of samsara. http://www.kechara.com Lucy Yap.
4 days ago
A new home for Uncle Lem. Uncle Lem was referred to Pusat Kebajikan Rumah Warga Emas Chan today for permanent stay. He can no longer able to afford his rental cost after failing to find a job. Having no where else to go, we helped him to move into the shelter home. Otherwise he will be sleeping on the street. We wish Uncle Lem all the best in his future undertakings. Justin@KSK
4 days ago
Banquet staff from The Westin Kuala Lumpur Hotel served from our soup kitchen today. We also distributed nice bakery items kindly sponsored by TK Bakery. 来自The Westin Kuala Lumpur酒店成员今天在香积厨分发食物。我们也送出由唐记所赞助的美味面包。Justin@KSK

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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