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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    Thursday, May 5. 2016 12:31 PM
    On H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s blogpost “Shall I Teach?”, answer is here: 03:11//05:38 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FXnS5dSUWY
  • NUTroll~not feel best2click, but SIAKYA & DS +THE LIGHT needy
    Thursday, May 5. 2016 12:17 PM
    PUTTING HE25TsemTulkuRinpoche between SOGYAL&NYDAHL?”Ethics”UNDER DORJE SHUGDEN its mainstream’VIEW MADe by HHDL’view.ppl=suffeRING? ______________________ Controversy: New Kadampa Tradition, Dorje Shugden, Sogyal, Tsem, Nydahl ::___its more complex TR&room just read: many Noble lamas passing away&sth stay’family? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HH_JD_Sakya_Sogyal_Rinpoche_Dagmola_Sakya.jpg ON https://buddhism-controversy-blog.com/2012/04/28/the-dalai-lama-and-sogyal-rinpoche-a-roaring-silence/ voice inside me sayNO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMTAUr3Nm6I LETit?go https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/open-letter-to-sogyal-rinpoche-from-joanne-clark/ ARE WE ALL BHUDDA folowers? http://www.trimondi.de/EN/Sogyal.htm NOThe point critcs but TRname is above.Too? http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Sakya_Trizin Siakya LEanidge WITHout DS any PRotectiON , #YES TR YourEminence i ask to allow BHUDDA DHARMA pls continuate to giving to ppl.NOble SANGHAS are rare? so KECHARA let it be let it be let it be OK. under HH DearRinpoche TrijangDorjeChang’WINgs. Please
  • Choong
    Thursday, May 5. 2016 11:24 AM
    Please join the blogchat discussion on Thursday, 5 May 2016 at 10:00PM (GMT +8) on H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s blogpost “Shall I Teach?”, link here:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/shall-i-teach.html

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What Am I Writing Now


 

The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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22 hours ago
Karma Kagyu’s Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche asks the Dalai Lama for Religious Freedom-This is explosive-Must read! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
2 days ago
The place where Lord Tsongkapa's holy remains are housed for pilgrims to visit in Gaden Monastery Tibet.
2 days ago
How death is so near, yet I cherish my ego more than my guru, more than his instructions and my protector. They are the only ones significant at death for me and yet I still think I have time. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Would be so nice to live in an area where Bigfoot is prevalent and sighted. That would include mountains and lakes too.
1 week ago
Because of the ban against Dorje Shugden followers started in 1996, 700 monks had to cut from Sera Mey Monastery and start this new monastery. This new Serpom Monastery located in South India still suffers tremendous hatred and prejudice, but the brave monks continue their practice and lineage.
1 week ago
Vietnamese monk who self immolated hoping to bring change in his country. He sacrificed his life and sat still during the immense pain of his body burning.
1 week ago
Protector of the Sakya School of Buddhism, Gonpo Gur or Mahakala Panjarnata
1 week ago
Such a wondrous place to be with such a view that heals the soul. Why live in a city where it is unnatural and polluted. Everyday in the city is a day away from where we belong. We belong among the greens, forest, mountains and clean air. We belong in such a place and doing our retreats, sadhanas and mantras to find the ultimate place of belonging and peace....the ultimate place is within us with a developed spiritual mind. Hard to achieve among distractions in the city. 
1 week ago
This is the five foot Arya Avalokitesvara statue I have offered Gaden Shartse Monastery many years ago. It still graces the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse Monastery.
2 weeks ago
Painting of 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro- Did you know that 7 of the great throneholders of the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism practiced Dorje Shugden and even composed extensive prayers to him? Take a look here and see what you can learn: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=98227
3 weeks ago
This is a good motto to work by within a team.
3 weeks ago
Beautiful painting of Pandit Naropa
3 weeks ago
Beautiful painting of Lord Buddha's miraculous birth.
3 weeks ago
Beautiful image of Tara.
3 weeks ago
This is a good read. Evocative and memory filled: http://www.davidlai.me/2015/04/20/memory-of-the-vw-van/
3 weeks ago
Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
It was nice to meet them.
4 weeks ago
Good friends came to visit me. I was happy to see them as they have brave hearts and pure samaya. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Lef to right: Cousin Tsagan, dad, Aunt Meda, mom, sister Lidshma, cousin Liz, Aunt Elena, friend from France and Susie in Green dress. People whom I am fond of from the distant past..
1 month ago
Some friends went on a spiritual pilgrimage to Nepal recently and when they returned they gifted me with these wonderful books on Yeti/Bigfoot which I don't have. Wow! I like to thank Ms. Yee Lee, Mr. Swee Keong, Ms. Phoebe Yong, Mr. CK Siah & Ms. Wei Theng for their generosity and indulging me in my bigfoot hobby. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The famous 5th Panglung Oracle
1 month ago
Mysterious print of Pelden Hlamo the Goddess protector
1 month ago
This is a thangka of Cittamani Tara where her body mandala appears clearly. This image was circulated back in Thubten Dhargye Ling when HH Zong Rinpoche taught her sacred practice which was a pure vision of Thapu Dorje Chang. Thapu Dorje Chang received this practice in a pure vision. He was the guru of Pabongka Rinpoche.
1 month ago
Beautiful article on the Drigung Kagyu Achi Chokyi Drolma: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94766
1 month ago
Tsem Rinpoche making offerings of robes to Lord Buddha in Bodhgaya
1 month ago
What was once very beautiful destroyed by hatred, anger and prejudice.
2 months ago
What His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche composed about Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=87240
2 months ago
Comprehensive proof of Dorje Shugden in the Sakya school of Buddhism even before Gelugpa. Interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92860
2 months ago
When we see others who behave not according to our expectations and just to ‘get them back’ we throw all caution to the wind and we get angry, retaliate, fight back, scream, yell and then quit, it shows our mind. Everything is about our own mind. That is not to say they are not at fault. But if we want the world to act perfectly in our presence and then we don’t get angry, that is SO INCREDIBLE IDEALISTIC AND WE ARE DOOMED FROM THE START in anything we do. We have to keep our equilibrium always. Remember our vows, promises and our own state of mind. Be kind to ourselves and not let the other person throw us off because we have to be in control of our own minds. Remember, our mind and how it reacts is the key.--- H.E Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Ekai Kawaguchi -Three Years in Tibet-Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92725
2 months ago
Read about the Hawaiian Pele Goddess: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92534
2 months ago
Good friends. March 2016
2 months ago
Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche meeting with Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche March-2016.
2 months ago
My dog Mumu is so cute always
2 months ago
His Holiness the 16th Karmapa's prophecy as written in Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche's writings: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92317
2 months ago
This important text "Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors" is a must have text composed by H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Download here free: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=87242
2 months ago
This is the beautiful statue of Dorje Shugden in Wong Yew Kien's altar. He had it done up very nicely at Kechara. If you look, due to the faith of Kien, Dorje Shugden statue looks alive and glowing...Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Stunning antique looking Vajra Yogini statue.
2 months ago
I like this fact about Buddhism very much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I love Nepal very much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
A wonderful & simple post on Lama Govinda who was a great pioneer of Buddhism. A must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=90085
2 months ago
Dear friends, We have a wonderful new post out explaining each one of the holy lamas on our Kechara Forest Retreat shrine which houses the largest Dorje Shugden in the world. Do please learn up on each of the holy lamas and enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=88558 Do see this interesting new post on your computer for better viewing. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Blessed gifts from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has arrived to Kechara. Thank you. Please see here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=85976
2 months ago
A 19th century Sakya thangka depicting the Five Emanations of Dorje Shugden. At the bottom left is the grandson of Kunga Lodro, the 33rd Sakya Throneholder Pema Dudul (1792–1853) . This form of an enthroned Dorje Shugden is similar to another thangka in Trode Khangsar
2 months ago
Dear Rinpoche We have another full house at KSK night rounds today. It's great to see so many wish to spend more time on helping others . I really hope we can share more of Rinpoche's potent kindness with more people so that they can spread the kindness far and wide- Love grace (March 5,2016)
2 months ago
So this is a general overview of Guhyasamaja. I’ve only hit on some of the high points of it. There’s a lot more in it. So when we think of Guhyasamaja practice, we shouldn’t just think in terms of some set of rituals. It’s important to realize that this is a vast system that, as I said, offers the template for what is going on in general in anuttarayoga tantra practice on the generation stage and complete stage. And it has extraordinary detail on the death, bardo, and rebirth process, how to work with it, how to recognize what’s going on. And then there’s the whole apparatus with we can actually derive the meaning of the tantra from the obscure type of language in which it was written. Read more - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=87052
2 months ago
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.-Ralph Waldo Emerson  
2 months ago
His Holiness 97th Gaden Tripa Kyabje Ling Rinpoche with His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Two sacred lamas of Je Tsongkapa's order. Tsem Rinpoche
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    See what humans can do
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    Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
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    Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
  • People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
    3 months ago
    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    5 months ago
    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    7 months ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    8 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    8 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    9 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    9 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    10 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
  • Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    10 months ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    11 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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First monthly Dorje Shugden puja held at Kechara House gompa on 6/5/2016. http://www.kechara.com
3 hours ago
Freedom is not a physical place ultimately but found within the mind but to achieve this we need to be initially be free of outer distractions and hence we find a retreat house. ~ H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.
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Teacher Victoria is guiding the kids complete their artworks. KSDS-Serena Boon
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Kids are happy with the artworks they did. KSDS-Serena Boon
3 hours ago
Kids learn to help each others in class. KSDS-Serena Boon
3 hours ago
Teacher Serena is introducing new student - Edric in the class. KSDS-Serena Boon
3 hours ago
Teacher Kien is teaching kids how to put the plant into the glass bottle. KSDS-Serena Boon
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What is teacher Stella sharing with kids? KSDS-Serena Boon
15 hours ago
The kids learn all kind of things from Adults. We must set a good example. KSDS / Kien
15 hours ago
To have the kids to be creative, the teachers must be creative too! KSDS / Kien
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All kind of feedback faces from kids after listen the sharing from teachers. KSDS / Kien
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Making the class interesting is to keep the kids to learn interesting things! KSDS / Kien
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One of the must visit point in Kathmandu, Buddhana Stupa. KSDS / Kien
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Protection comes from achieving bodhicitta meanwhile relying on a Dharma Protector. H.e The 25th Tsem Rinpoche. http://www.tsemrinpoche
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Not eating animals is only unnatural when we are not used to it.- H.E.The 25th Tsem Rinpoche. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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愿雄登禁令尽快解除。www.dorjeshugden.org. Jason KKSG
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Lift Dorje Shugden Ban. http://www.dorjeshugden.org Jason KKSG
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多杰雄登能带来顺境。www.dorjeshugden.org
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Lift Dorje Shugden Ban. http://www.dorjeshugden.org
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Kechara Oasis makes vegetarian cuisine healthy, delicious, exciting and available to everyone. It also serves a greater purpose which is to provide a beautiful place where people of different walks of life can come together to enjoy a truly unbelievable culinary experience in every sense of the word. http://www.kecharaoasis.com ~ Guat Hee
3 days ago
Mr. Sugihara dare to do the right thing, risked his life to save thousands! Such an inspiration! Pastor Adeline
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KSDS 2016 Art Exhibition @ 21 May 2016. NgJesvin
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KSDS 2016 Art Exhibition @ 21 May 2016. NgJesvin

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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