Caring Rinpoche bought new glasses for students

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(By Pastor Loh Seng Piow)

Last night H.E. Tsem Rinpoche personally brought a few students out to buy new glasses for them, three students got three pairs of glasses, and Rinpoche made sure that they got the high quality ones which are durable, impact-resistant, with glasses that will prevent eye-fatigue from prolonged computer work. Rinpoche always goes all out to take care of his students, this is just a small part of it.

 

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  1. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 3, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you Pastor Loh Seng Piow for the sharing. Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and compassion.

  2. Ck siah on Oct 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    感恩仁波切的慈悲对待弟子们如此细心的照顾,让弟子们体会到仁波切对他们的关怀和爱护。
    这是值得我们一起学习的好榜样,所以我们也要一样的爱护和敬爱我们的上师。
    OM AH GURU KIRTI DAZA SHASEN DARA KYANDI SIDDHI HUNG HUNG.

  3. Girlie OOI on Jul 31, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Rinpoche never stops caring for all his students. Every little need is well taken care of. Who else next to your parents will do this for you? We learn from here that we should always take care of others, and not be the selfish person.

  4. Albert Ratchaga on Jul 28, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Giving is always in Rinpoche’s mind, he always give the best so his students can practice Dharma and serve others with much hassle free.

    Generousity is consider a generousity when you give not just only money, but taking effort to find out what they really need. When Rinpoche send a gift to someone, he will always thought well and observe to see what they need instead of just giving simply. Rinpoche is always the best example of generousity for us to follow or anyone else to follow. the incomparable kind of generousity and kindness.

    Giving is the practice of one of the Six Paramitas:
    This paramita is the enlightened quality of generosity, charity, giving, and offering. The essence of this paramita is unconditional love, a boundless openness of heart and mind, a selfless generosity and giving which is completely free from attachment and expectation. From the very depths of our heart, we practice generously offering our love, compassion, time, energy, and resources to serve the highest welfare of all beings. Giving is one of the essential preliminary steps of our practice. Our giving should always be unconditional and selfless; completely free of any selfish desire for gratitude, recognition, advantage, reputation, or any worldly reward. The perfection of generosity is not accomplished simply by the action of giving, nor by the actual gift itself. Rather, the true essence of this paramita is our pure motivation of genuine concern for others—the truly generous motivation of the awakened heart of compassion, wisdom, and love. In addition, our practice of giving should be free of discrimination regarding who is worthy and who is unworthy to receive. To cultivate the paramita of generosity, it is wise to contemplate the enormous benefits of this practice, the disadvantages of being miserly, as well as the obvious fact that our body and our wealth are impermanent. With this in mind, we will certainly be encouraged to use both our body and wealth to practice generosity while we still have them. Generosity is a cure for the afflictions of greed, miserliness, and possessiveness. In this practice of giving, we may offer our time, energy, money, food, clothing, or gifts so as to assist others. To the best of our ability, we may offer the priceless treasure of Dharma instruction, giving explanations on the Buddha’s teachings. This offering serves to free others from misperceptions that cause confusion, pain, and suffering. We can offer fearless giving and protection by delivering living beings (insects, animals, and people) from harm, distress, fear, and terror. In this way, we offer care and comfort, helping others to feel safe and peaceful. We do this selflessly, without counting the cost to ourselves. We practice the perfection of generosity in an especially powerful way when we embrace all living beings continually in the radiant love of our heart.
    (The above text was copied from http://www.naljorprisondharmaservice.org/pdf/SixParamitas.htm)

  5. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 23, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Rinpoche’s generosity is limitless and it is as stable as a gushing water always giving to those who need his help.

  6. Cliff on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    This is so nice and caring of Rinpoche, Rinpoche never rests to take care of his students well-being. It be thier health both mentally and physically. Not only just teaching us the dharma but also shows us by example. His love and compassion for every living being is endless and never ceases to amaze people. I’m really happy to see Rinpoche’s students receiving very high quality spectacles, these specs would take care of their eyes and induce less strain on them. They work really hard to spread dharma and they deserve it. Thank you for sharing with us your kindness Rinpoch. I hope your back is feeling well. O

  7. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jul 5, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    谢谢仁波切在次在为了教育我们如何照顾在身边一起生活的人。仁波切常在生活体现正思维,正行及對眾生無私的愛。一個念頭想法,一個行為再接著把它實踐,這就是我們看到仁波切對學生的關心和愛。

  8. Felix Kong on Jul 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Rinpoche is so kind, always care his students and also never stop to benefit others. We are so great that can meet Rinpoche and learning Dharma, much appreciate. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  9. Eric kksiow on Jul 4, 2013 at 12:22 am

    We are really grateful about that, Rinpoche just never stopped caring about people. Rinpoche’s generosity is always meant to inspire and to encourage us to practice the Dharma and work harder for others.

    Thank You Rinpoche

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  10. James Long on Jul 2, 2013 at 1:47 am

    仁波切对我们就如孩子、兄弟一般,就算没有名分,可是我们有将仁波切当成亲人吗?

    这群弟子来自不同的背景,每一个人在外都能找到很棒的工作,可是他们了解到生活还有更重要的是,重点是,他们都认识到佛法和仁波切现代化的佛学开始,让大家受益不少。

    大家继续努力!

  11. Davin on Jul 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Rinpoche always kind and caring. Rinpoche always think of how to benefit other. Rinpoche show us a good example how to care for peoples around us. Thank you Rinpoche for your caring and kindness.

  12. Adrian Cho on Jul 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Rinpoche is always much care and loving of all the students. He is so much compassion and wisdom too 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  13. Eric Lee KHJB on Jul 1, 2013 at 1:25 am

    仁波切一向来都很关心别人的需要,即使是要让出自己所拥有的东西,他也在所不惜。只要是能帮助到别人的需要,他都会义不容辞的给予帮助。在他座下的学生无不从他身上受惠,他也会事事刻刻注意到所有学生的需要,并且适时的给予他们的协助,就犹如自己的亲人般来照顾,这样的上师真的是世上难求。
    所以,既然有幸的遇到了,就应该好好的珍惜,认真的向他学习,才能在修行的道路上有所成绩,这才不会辜负他对我们的期望。

  14. wei theng on Jun 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us again how caring and compassion can be. One will always neglected on glasses but Rinpoche noticed it for his students and get it for them.
    Rinpoche always take care and spends money to benefit others, take care of his students and he even takes care of animals and all beings seen and not seen to make sure all can be free from physical as well as mental sufferings.
    Thank you Rinpoche, you are a living example for all of us to follow!
    We should also always support you such as do offerings to you and supporting ladrang.

  15. Grace Leu on Jun 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Rinpoche always take care his students with wholehearted. Rinpoche ensure his students get the qualities care including foods, cloths..etc. The care really touching.

  16. Low KHJB on Jun 30, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Thank you Seng Piow for the sharing. Rinpoche is very Generous and kind to those who had the merit to know him.During the time Rinpoche was not well ,he would place those other students priority before himself.We are glad to witness live Dharma in action.
    We could never repay Rinpoche for his Generosity to share the Dharma with us…

  17. June Tang (KHJB) on Jun 29, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you Seng Piow for sharing this post.
    Rinpoche is always thinking of others first,his care,love and kindness reach to everyone whom is around him !! Rinpoche is really a best example of compassion and kindness,we should follow this perfect behaviour .Thank you Rinpoche for showing us the ways to pratice dharma in our daily lives !!

  18. pavara on Jun 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Wow!!!!!!
    Rinpoche is so kind,to do so kind and compassionate.
    Rinpoche helps everyone regardless of colour ,races or religions.
    Such a high lama can do such things.

  19. Thierry on Jun 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for taking care.
    Glasses are so important, I know how it changes a lot to have proper glasses…
    Especially if one spends long hours in front of a computer…

  20. Lim Han Nee on Jun 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Rinpoche never stops in his care and love of others.From his continuous showering of love on Mumu and Oser and Dharma and the other pets in his aviary and the Ladrang, to the 3 am vigil with Sonam(whom Rinpoche and other Kecharians had rescued and who had lost a leg and had a maggot-infested wound)on the highway, from looking after the Nepalese boys working in the Ladrang to looking after his personal attendants and students who are close to him. Even oversea visitors of his blog are showered with gifts and care. Also, strangers he meets in places like restaurants, also feel the impact of his care and kindness. Even needy people on the street are taken care of by Rinpoche in times of haze, with the distribution of face-masks and eye-drops.

    This post demonstrates Rinpoche’s love and care (like a mother for her only child – as is said in the Lamrim),with so much empathy for others, which is always a component present in Rinpoche’s care. Hence, he makes sure the glasses are of high quality,are impact-resistant as well as ensure protection from fatigue arising from prolonged exposure to the computer.

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us how to show kindness and how to repay kindness.

  21. Jutika Lam on Jun 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    No matter who close to Rinpoche any student is Rinpoche never fails to give and reward those working in the Organisation regardless whether Rinpoche knows them very well or just came to know of a particular person who has just joined.

    Even the people that learnt of Rinpoche overseas or through YouTube and have never personally met Rinpoche before have also gotten gifts from Rinpoche,

    Everywhere Rinpoche goes Rinpoche is always on the look out for gifts and presents for anyone in Kechara, as well as for the people overseas.

    Even I personally have received so many gifts for Rinpoche, ranging from books, toys, healthy food, statues and so many more!

    Thank you Rinpoche for everything!!!

  22. David Lai on Jun 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Yes, the 3 of them is just one of the many that Rinpoche takes care of intimately. In the past, Rinpoche had also bought me many of the top-most range of glasses. Rinpoche had bought me beautiful clothes, the MacBook Pro laptop that I am using right now, a large downpayment for my new car – the MyVi so I don’t have to pay a large monthly repayment, hundreds of Dharma books, my dental surgery, many top most range of handphones, a holiday to Singapore and Bali and tens of thousands of ringgits in pocket money, food and little other expensive gifts.

    Rinpoche never expected the gifts to be reciprocated in kind but would from time to time remind me to be grateful for what I have and to reciprocate the kindness of others. Rinpoche’s generosity is always meant to inspire and to encourage us to practice the Dharma and work harder for others. Then, you multiply this with many of the closer students and then for Kechara as a whole, Rinpoche is always on the lookout to inspire and touch someone’s heart so they enter the Dharma, practice the Dharma and do more for others.

  23. mitra on Jun 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Rinpoche is always kind, generous, love and care for others.This is how compassionate our lama is.

  24. shelly tai on Jun 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Shelly tai on 27June at 445pm
    Rinpoche is always very caring to his student and he always know what u need. We are so lucky to have someone like Rinpoche to teach us and to give us advice. Thank you Rinpoche for every thing that you have done to us.

  25. Patsy on Jun 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    This is again another of the many posts showing the never ending compassion side of Rinpoche who is always thinking of how to help and take care of those near and far. A good leader by example, Rinpoche is instilling in us how to be generous and compassionate. This is how compassionate Rinpoche is, not only does he provided us a place for our spiritual practice, he makes sure that worldly needs are taken care of as well.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for your care and kindness as always and through practice may we be able to gain these good qualities like Rinpoche.

  26. HelenaC on Jun 27, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Rinpoche is always kind, generous, love and care for his students and everyone. He always make sure everyone is ok and well taken care of, so that we can have the support and growth on our Dharma work. Thank you Rinpoche for love, care, support and all the beautiful teachings with my folded hands 🙂

  27. Sharon Saw on Jun 27, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Thanks for sharing this Seng Piow.. people often wonder what keeps Tsem Rinpoche so busy and it is wonderful for you to share this with everyone so they can know what goes on behind the scenes. Why Rinpoche is so busy is that he is always looking out for his students and what they need. By doing so, Rinpoche is showing the perfect example of caring for others and is something his students can emulate.

  28. beatrix ooi on Jun 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Rinpoche has always been very nice and caring to most of the people, even we have been receiving gifts, books, love and all sorts of stuffs from Rinpoche. We are really grateful about that, Rinpoche just never stopped caring about people. The things that Rinpoche give to others aren’t cheap stuff as well, because Rinpoche wants to make sure that all of the things that will be given away are in good conditions, high qualities as well as they are durable. I can’t think of anyone else who would do that, of course except my parents.
    May Rinpoche live long and continue to spread Dharma globally.
    Thanm You for sharing Seng Piow.

  29. Jessica Yap on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Every single thing that Rinpoche does is to benefit others. From distributing masks, to feeding doggies, to buying glasses for His students! This is truly the nature of a Buddha! I had my fair share of gifts from Rinpoche and I am truly humbled to be able to receive and only take from Rinpoche.

    Rinpoche’s compassion truly knows no boundaries. To say that Rinpoche is an inspiration would be an understatement. And all Rinpoche wants in return isn’t lavish and expensive gifts but the transformation of our minds.

    Thank you for sharing,Seng Piow

    and Thank you Rinpoche for Rinpoche’s loving kindness always!

  30. Jay Jae on Jun 26, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for all the care, love and support you’ve given to me all these years as a whole and more importantly, the Dharma that you’ve showered on me.

    One of the biggest lessons I am learning is on kindness, being able to give it and also receive kindness. By doing this, Rinpoche is instilling a beautiful virtue which when practiced by the masses contribute towards a better society.

    Cherishing the moments and gifts from Rinpoche, I hope to better myself through practice.

    Love,
    JJ

  31. Sean Wang on Jun 26, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Rinpoche is always showing that he cares for his students when he does things like this. Rinpoche does not just view his students as students but rather he views them as people close to his heart. Only Rinpoche would do these sorts of things for others without any separate agendas.

  32. Joy on Jun 26, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for making me a pair of good glasses. Yes Rinpoche has always consistently given and showed to so many of his students love and care in so many different ways. Rinpoche’s cares is more than a friend and even more than a parent because Rinpoche not only physically, financially cares for his students but Rinpoche gives us something no money can ever buy… Dharma.

    I know for a fact that if I did not meet Rinpoche and did not receive any Dharma, today I will not be able to know what is the true meaning of living and living in peace. Every single thing Rinpoche does is always for the benefit of others. All Rinpoche ever wanted for any of is become better humans induced with conscientious care of others.

    Thank you Rinpoche for teaching us all how to live a meaningful, purposeful life…. I am forever indebted to you and I will repay Rinpoche’s kindness by constantly improving my self to be a better human being.

    With gratitude yours,
    Joy

  33. Bryan Ho on Jun 26, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Yes Rinpoche brought a group of us to get new glasses 2 days ago. Rinpoche have been giving us almost everything, the dharma, the care and now even glasses.

    This is what Rinpoche does behind the scene most of the time. As long as Rinpoche knows someone need something, Rinpoche will personally choose it for him/her. And Rinpoche will choose the most suitable gifts for the particular one, because Rinpoche observe what we like and what will suit us the best.

    For myself as example, Rinpoche bought me clothes, watch, medicines, even mouth wash before. When any festival is around the corner, Rinpoche will brought us to shopping and buy new clothes and some goodies for our family members. The reason being is Rinpoche want us to be ok, and also Rinpoche want our family to know we are well take care of and they will give us their support on our dharma practice/work.

    This is how compassionate our lama is, he provided us a place to do our spiritual practice, a salary, make sure we are ok, this is the best way to stay and learn, what else do we want more right.

    Many people from oversea need to go through a lot of obstacles to get Dharma, but in Kechara, all being serve on silver plate, this is really heaven on earth.

    Thanks Rinpoche again for all the kindness and may you always be with us, and may all of us gain the same kindness, generosity, compassion just like you.

  34. Sofi on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Rinpoche shows not only care but also into the minute details, which is a good example for us in terms of mindfulness. Its not simply only new glasses, but high quality, impact resistance and especially prevention of eye-fatigue. It really shows the extent and depth of his care and love towards his students. Thank you Rinpoche and you always remain with us for a very, very long time.

  35. May Ong on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche does it again – by being Caring, Kind and Generous with his students all the time consistently.

    A kind reminder from Rinpoche to us to be kind, caring and generous with our time, effort and generosity.

  36. tenzin llhamo on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Rinpoche is always caring and kind! This post is one of the many that shows how Rinpoche always think about others not matter when or where. It is just NEVER ENDING.
    As it is, I just got a bag from Rinpoche today! Even as a High Lama, Rinpoche always think of ways to make sure we are ok and well taken care of. Thank you Rinpoche for everything!

  37. Julien Roth on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Rinpoche is so kind. He actually cares a lot for others. And this is the proof. I dont know any other person who would personally go out with three people to go and get new glasses for them, and these aren’t even the cheap glasses. These are the glasses that are good quality and are meant to live long. And knowing glasses, they are not cheap. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  38. Lucas Roth on Jun 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Rinpoche is so caring that he would do kind acts like this, he is a very high lama and he still does this. We all love Rinpoche because he always helps us, and please live very long Rinpoche so you can bring dharma to everyone.

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    Thursday, May 26. 2016 10:50 PM
    这是一篇非常好的博文来让大家了解如何可以用自然的方法对治,甚至可以降低伤害这些老鼠。

    相比以前,在还未接触佛法时,我们都会以最方便的方法,那就是购买老鼠的毒药来解决老鼠所制造的问题。从未想过真正的原因其实是出自我们没有妥善的处理食物及等等。

    当接触佛法之后,慢慢的了解一切的众生皆有情。我们应一视同仁的对待所有的众生。时常的提醒自己这些老鼠们或是其他众生可能曾经是我们前世的母亲。而因为个人所造下业力的关系,以致使他们今天转世为鼠辈。

    感谢仁波切和Pastor Antoinette 的分享。希望看到此博文的读者,可以改用这里所提到的方法来对治老鼠。

    对治老鼠的方法于此:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-to-prevent-mice-and-rats-in-your-house.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 10:46 PM
    Everyone wants to be happy. I have never come across anyone who does not want to be happy. Being happy is a state of mind free of negative emotions. Hence it is very disturbing to read the bitter, vengeful and malicious comments by haters who come to His Eminence’s blog, Fanpage or Facebook. They hurl merciless insult to a high lama; i.e. His Eminence as well as Shugden practitioners just to be seen as pro-HHDL. Seriously, how could being the follower of a world renowned lama be so provocative and barbaric? And how these negative poisons e.g. ignorance, anger and hatred would help them on their spiritual path?

    I am very grateful and extremely lucky to have met with His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, who tirelessly instill in us impeccable good Dharma practice. He taught us to return hatred and anger with love and kindness. He taught us how to be happy. He taught us Buddha Dharma from pure lineage in a simplistic and humorous manner. He showed us how to cultivate compassion and focus out. Most importantly, He walked the talk.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Han Nee for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/be-happy.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 09:32 PM
    Dwelling in a developing and fast moving city like KL, more and more of my female peers are singleton. Unlike in olden days where female depended largely on their partner or their maiden family for financial support, women today are financially independent. However, it is rather apparent that most of these ladies are not singleton by choice. Many were divorcee from problematic spouse while some missed their boat due to heart-broken history.

    While it is human instinct to yearn for companion-ship, we must understand that our image of a relationship / marriage could be a delusion. The temporary pleasure and happy feeling lure our deluded mind into clinging on to the perishable happiness, thinking it will last forever, but it will not. It is the unmet expectation and strong attachment on the other person that causes our suffering.

    As long as we are not attached to the person or the fleeting happiness, a relationship / marriage can be a positive injection in life. Especially if both share the same interest and values in life, each can be the pillar of strength and support for the other in both good and bad times.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/young-single-and-what-about-it.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 08:37 PM
    As Buddhist practitioner, we are aware of the existence of other beings who share the same dimension as us, who can not be seen by our naked eyes. We should be respectful of the other sentient beings who share this space with us, instead of summoning them to entertain us.

    Like us, unseen beings that exist in the Six Realms of Existence are temporary and imperfect; they too are bound by desire and attachment that stem from ignorance. And given the condition they are in, they are likely to be malice and with the intention to harm.

    So, why take the chances to engage in activities that could potentially summon a malevolent being, for example Zozo. Zozo comes across as a cunning and malice spirit waiting to strike a deal and possess the soul of whomever he engages with. Even though this is the first time I came across Zozo, but Ouiji Board and the terrifying consequences are not unheard of and certainly cannot be dismissed as urban legend.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Vinnie for this sharing about Ouiji Board and info on Zozo. This is a good reminder that we should not engage in fun activities with unseen beings.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/zozo-the-ouija-board-demon.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:13 AM
    I am single so I love this article so much .Many people think that married is MUST in our life but I don’t think so. After I joined Kechara, dharma is higher priority than others. Single is more freedom to practice dharma rather than married or relationship with others.
    Many single lady especially 40 year old above will get a title “leftover women” from society. This so rude and unfair to them.So called “Left over women” “is nothing wrong , they ability earn money and stay single and independent .
    Single or married is just a label.Most important is we must practice more dharma work in this life to benefit others and get a liberation.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this.

    With folded hands,
    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/young-single-and-what-about-it.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 08:58 PM
    Interesting article on single and staying alone. They are more people who prefer to live alone now. We have seen more of this happening in developed and developing country. Some do it because they move from small town to big city to work. But generally I think people now prefer to have their own space, freedom and independence.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/young-single-and-what-about-it.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 12:09 PM
    Our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche received threats, insults and defamation daily from ignorant followers of the anti-Shugden movement. The ban on Dorje Shugden by the Tibetan leadership had caused harm and sufferings on Shugden practitioners. Here’s proof that shows without a doubt, despite continued denials by Tibetan authorities, that there is a ban on the practice. Violence, segregation and discrimination are used onto peaceful Shugden practitioners.

    Funds, which are donated by Dalai Lama’s kind sponsor around the world without knowing the truth on how their money is being spent, are actively used by the Tibetan leadership to :
    1. Inflict fear on Shugden practitioners by confining of their own homes.
    2. The CTA permits violent and bloody invasions of private residences of Dorje Shugden practitioners e.g. the Thubten family and also private residences of erudite lama e.g. the 84 year old Gen. Chonze.
    3. Prohibit Dorje Shugden practitioners from entering Sera Monastery, South India.
    4. Dorje Shugden practitioners are prohibited from attending Dharma teachings by Dalai Lama.
    5. Publish a hit list of Shugden practitioners on the CTA’s website, inciting active persecution since the details of Shugden practitioners was made available publicly.
    6. Expel hundreds of Dorje Shugden monks from their monasteries for upholding the lineage passed on to them by their Gurus.
    7. Expose Shugden monks out in the open at the monastery; i.e. The Yellow Vote Stick policy.
    8. Force every member of monasteries within their jurisdiction to swear an oath to abandon all practices related to Dorje Shugden. If they do not, they must leave the monastery for good.
    9. Eradicate all Dorje Shugden images from temples, monasteries, Dharma centers and even private spaces. Statues, thangkas, tsatsas, prints and scripture… nothing was spared.
    10. Put up signs at public places i.e. monasteries and hospitals as well as private spaces like retail and grocery stores to disallow Dorje Shugden practitioners from entering.
    11. Deny Dorje Shugden practitioners access to medical assistance in public hospital.
    12. Revoke all legal documents of Tibetan Dorje Shugden practitioners i.e. their identity card, driver’s license or passport. This is akin of losing one’s identity and freedom.
    13. Allow physical attacks on Shugden’s practitioners, destroy their properties and loot their homes.

    The voices of Tibetan people, especially the Shugden practitioners are muffled and ignored, while the CTA actively promotes unsubstantiated ranting of individuals and opinions of those who degrade Dorje Shugden. There is no religious freedom nor freedom of expression in the Tibetan community. CTA is committing blue murder as the fate of those who would go against the authorities would be faced with dangerous consequences. Yet the world stand tolerance because CTA operates all these fouls in the guise of Dalai Lama and his supremacy position within the Tibetan community.

    This is inhumane and injustice. Please help to lift Dorje Shugden ban and end the sufferings and harms.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Li Kheng for this article that provides a multitude of info on the unfair ban. I hope everyone who read it will do something to lift the ban.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-buddhist-divide-an-unholy-campaign-against-religious-freedom.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 08:27 AM
    For samfoonheei – Dear samfoonheei,
    We have just invited a 7ft Mother Tara to Kechara Forest Retreat today. You can read more about it here: http://www.facebook.com/kecharahouse/posts/10153769038408720 May you be able to visit Kechara Forest Retreat to pay homage to these Buddhas yourself!
  • Jason
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 03:05 AM
    I get shock with this articles about cannibalism. This James Jameson only think about own benefit (fascination on cannibalism and want experience in firsthand )and sacrifice a 10year old girl.
    I can realize that how important of dharma for us to be compassion and benefit to every sentient beings.Jameson’s action is really created a bad karma to himself.This also can be applied to kill animals and serve it as our foods. We shall change our daily meals to vege meals.
    Thanks Rimpoche for sharing this article which can inspire many people to become vegetarian.(myself not vegetarian yet but I’m eating much less meat compared with previous time).

    With folded hands,
    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/james-jameson-disturbing.html#comment-716938

  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 01:01 AM
    This is the first time I come across a place called Prince Edward Island. With a populace of less than 200,000 people, it is a big deal to have such huge and beautiful Buddhist Retreat Centre built for the people there. I am even more impressed that so many people registered for the open day of the Retreat Centre. It is a clear sign that Buddhism is gaining popularity in the west. Rejoice for the people in Prince Edward Island. I hope that more people in Malaysia can come to appreciate Buddhsim and learn to make connections with the Buddha through the facilities in Kechara Forest Retreat.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/p-e-i-buddhist-monks-welcome-outside-world-this-weekend.html
  • Ai Nin
    Tuesday, May 24. 2016 06:08 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this post.
    很伤心是竟然修持多杰雄登被排斥与骚扰。试想一想如果你不是雄登修持者而您、家人、同修现有的宗教大师出禁令说现有修持法是邪靈,会威脋大师的性命。您会去了解事情的来胧去脈或只一一跟随!

    更伤心的是竟然有些限随达赖尊者,支持雄登禁令只是表面而已!那只是為了某种名誉或金錢利益。就只因跟随达赖喇嘛尊者,從中容易筹集资金。这样做不是更加破坏与上师之间三昧耶吗?

    一位金剛弟子不会做出以下:
    1. 違反上师依止心
    2. 破坏传承,自造与推翻所有上师的灌顶,上师传授的口传等等
    3. 分上师的高低级,由因他只是一位格西就离开或很高级的上师就跟從
    4. 破坏弟子与上师三昧耶

    我们都相信达赖喇嘛尊者不是也不会做出一上动作!

    我们真诚希望马上解除这不该有的多杰雄登禁令!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html

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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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19 hours ago
Grand looking painting of the Gelug Savant His Holiness Chankgya Rolpai Dorje
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My shrine in Los Angeles back in 2014. I just came across this picture from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/look-what-i-found.html
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Very unique art work of Dorje Shugden
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Beautiful 7ft Tara arrives today. See the beautiful picture and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okk8P3WIWFo
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35 Confessional Buddhas
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Please do not hate us
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Beautiful statue [image: Inline image 1]
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Such a stunning White Tara!
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Neerja's mother accepting the highest award in India on behalf of her daughter. Her daughter's bravery saved 300 people. Her strength, compassion and presence of mind during great tragedy earned Neerja a deep place in our hearts forever. Tsem Rinpoche
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Goddes supreme, with a wave of your right hand the 84,000 demonic interfering beings are repelled. With the powerful umbrella you hold in your left grants supreme protection upon your devotees. Although beautiful to behold you are fully attained and beyond samsara and a perfect refuge. Grant us protection, love and wisdom with your sacred mantra powerful Dukkar Goddess. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
I love Japan so much. The water is so blue and clean. The landscape is so magical. It's such a beautiful country and a great place to engage in meditational retreats.
2 weeks ago
A good meme by Pastor Seng Piow!
3 weeks ago
Gaden Jangtse Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Chojor together with Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
3 weeks ago
May 31, 1990, the day Tsem Rinpoche was enthroned formally in Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Panglung Oracle in trance back in 1925
3 weeks ago
More lamas/Tibetans are speaking up. This has nothing to do with Dorje Shugden ban although it helps the Dorje Shugden cause because there is more unrest and disharmony from many sectors within Tibetans showing the world so many are unhappy with the leadership.-Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche's strong letter to the Dalai Lama regarding giving religious freedom within the Karma Kagyu sect of Buddhism is a MUST READ- and he is applauded as courageous for writing this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
3 weeks ago
The beautiful truth
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Manjushri notes
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
The place where Lord Tsongkapa's holy remains are housed for pilgrims to visit in Gaden Monastery Tibet.
3 weeks 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 month ago
Would be so nice to live in an area where Bigfoot is prevalent and sighted. That would include mountains and lakes too.
1 month 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 month 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 month ago
Protector of the Sakya School of Buddhism, Gonpo Gur or Mahakala Panjarnata
1 month 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 month 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.
1 month 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
1 month ago
This is a good motto to work by within a team.
1 month ago
Beautiful painting of Pandit Naropa
1 month ago
Beautiful painting of Lord Buddha's miraculous birth.
1 month ago
Beautiful image of Tara.
1 month ago
This is a good read. Evocative and memory filled: http://www.davidlai.me/2015/04/20/memory-of-the-vw-van/
1 month ago
Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It was nice to meet them.
2 months ago
Good friends came to visit me. I was happy to see them as they have brave hearts and pure samaya. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months 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..
2 months 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
2 months ago
The famous 5th Panglung Oracle
2 months ago
Mysterious print of Pelden Hlamo the Goddess protector
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Beautiful article on the Drigung Kagyu Achi Chokyi Drolma: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94766
2 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche making offerings of robes to Lord Buddha in Bodhgaya
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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
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Ekai Kawaguchi -Three Years in Tibet-Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92725
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    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    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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    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
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    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
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    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • May 29, 2016 05:01
    Lukas asked: What would happen if such a thing like everyone is nice and passionated about his "opponent" would become "reality" on this earth? Obviously theoretically lol My narcistic mind forces me to put reality and opponent in quotes duality you know. I'm a wise human being so fuckin reflected hah PS: I like you but seem a bit crazy try some of my western medicine my doctor is very patient about my neuroses and anger managment attempts...
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  • May 28, 2016 04:05
    Bradley asked: On page 43 of the Diamond Path. It states DS's emenations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities, may I ask what are the 27?
    pastor answered: Dear Bradley, Thank you for your question. The verse you are referring to is the first verse of the Praise to Dorje Shugden:
    “Though gone to the state of the Sugatas countless aeons ago, In order to benefit the teachings and migrators, as whatever tames beings, Your hundreds of emanations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities; Praise to the pervading lord, mighty Dorje Shugden.”
    These twenty-seven enlightened activities are enumerated in the last verses of Chapter Eight of the Abhisamayalankara taught by Maitreya to Arya Asanga. It is commonly called the Ornament of Clear Realisation in English. This text is of great importance to most Tibetan Buddhist lineages and in the Lam Rim Chenmo, or Great Stages on the Path to Enlightenment, Lama Tsongkhapa actually states that it is the root text of the Lam Rim tradition as founded by Jowo Dipamkara Atisha. This text is still one the five great texts studied by monks in the Geshe programme throughout Gelug monasteries. A thorough explanation of these twenty-seven points is a topic of intense philosophical study, however I have listed them below:
    1. The enlightened being performs deeds that appease beings in the Six Realms (God Realm, Demi-god Realm, Human Realm, Animal Realm, Hungry Ghost Realm and Hell Realm).
    2. Bringing sentient beings to the Dharma using four ways: generosity, using good speech, training them according to their level of intelligence and in stages, and by practicing what they teach.
    3. Having the understanding of what defilements are and the methods of purifying them.
    4. The true character of their activities for the benefit of all sentient beings, which is from the basis of realising that all sentient beings do not exist inherently.
    5. The practice of the Six Perfections: generosity, morality, patience, joyous effort, concentration and wisdom.
    6. Teaching the virtuous path to Buddhahood, which is the abandonment of the 10 non-virtues: killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, divisive speech, harsh words, idle talk, covetousness, ill-will and wrong view.
    7. The practice of insight into the emptiness of all phenomena.
    8. The non-dual nature of all phenomena.
    9. The understanding that all dharmas as being merely conventional symbols.
    10. The insight into the absence of a basis in all dharmas.
    11. The maturing of living beings along their spiritual path through skilful means.
    12. The path of a Bodhisattva.
    13. The systematic effort to block all inclinations to make realistic assumptions.
    14. The attainment of enlightenment.
    15. A residence in various Buddha-fields.
    16. Displaying the form of a being who is to take only one more rebirth, thereby ensuring the attainment of enlightenment.
    17. Working tireless for the benefit of all sentient beings in cyclic existence.
    18. The virtuous acts which consist in looking after all beings.
    19. The limbs of enlightenment.
    20. The condition in which the fruits of his actions are never lost, diminish or extinguished.
    21. The vision of true reality, knowing all phenomena of experience.
    22. The forsaking of all perverted views.
    23. The cognition which allows the understanding of the method which allows him to forsake the perverted views assuming the absence of all entities.
    24. The state of complete purity.
    25. The ability to have various forms to engage in various activities, which results from his pure condition.
    26. The comprehension of the non-distinction between conditioned and unconditioned phenomena.
    27. Nirvana – full and complete enlightenment.
    When listing them out completely, it can get somewhat overwhelming to understand how this relates to us as practitioners. In order to make them more relatable, they have been categorised into three parts, which make us understand them better:
    1. Activities through which the Buddhas bring beings to the Dharma.
    2. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to practice the Dharma.
    3. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to achieve enlightenment.
    In essence, all the emanations of Dorje Shugden display the above twenty-seven activities. In brief these bring people to the Dharma, help beings practice the Dharma and ultimately help beings gain full and complete enlightenment themselves. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 27, 2016 02:34
    T asked: Is there a teaching to deal with insomnia and fatigue?
    pastor answered: Dear T, Both insomnia and fatigue can be caused by a worried or stressed mind, if not from physical exhaustion. In this case, one needs to calm the mind and relax the body in order to ease insomnia and fatigue. There are many techniques that can help with this. I’ll mention two here. The first is mental quiescence meditation or single pointed concentration meditation. Even with this there are many methods you can use, but to make it simple, you can use the breath as your focus. This is known as breathing meditation. To practice this, sit in a quiet place either cross legged or in a chair if you prefer. And simply become aware of your breathing, concentrating on the space between your upper lip and your nose. Gently become aware of breathing in and out. If any thought comes into your mind, do not get carried away with the thought, but simply bring your focus back to your breathing and let the thought disappear by itself. There are other more advanced methods once you are familiar with breathing meditation, which can be found in texts such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche (Day 21), which concentrates on a visualised image of Buddha Shakyamuni instead of the breath. But one things to remember is that meditation can be difficult for people, so it is better to start with short sessions, not longer than 5-10 minutes at first. Gradually over time you will be able to increase this time frame. The key to meditation is to consistently engage in it every day. This shouldn’t be difficult because it is only 5-10 minutes long. The second is to engage in the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, concentrating on the recitation of the Mig Tse Ma mantra. This is an extremely beneficial practice as it invokes upon the energies and blessings of Lama Tsongkhapa, and helps to significantly calm the mind, even if we are not consciously aware how troubled our mind is. Concentrating on the mantra recitation also acts as focus for single pointed concentration as well. You can watch a commentary to this practice by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html. If you are interested in this practice, there is a box set which can help you start the practice available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-boxset-english and a written commentary available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 26, 2016 04:00
    Thori asked: Thanks for your answer. But when you say "This can be coupled with various visualisations during the mantra recitations as well."what visualisations should I do, for example for the sadhana "DISSOLVING JE RINPOCHE INTO OURSELVES"? Other question, can the Sadhana be recitated in english? Andn we must recite them with high voice or can it be recitated simply in the mind? Thanks!
    pastor answered: Dear Thorim, For the visualisations of the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, during which you recite the Mig Tse Ma mantra, His Eminence 25th Tsem Rinpoche has given a very good commentary on the practice, available to watch here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html The most common forms of visualisations for this practice can be found in the book ‘TSONGKHAPA – A Simple Guide to a Powerful Practice’ which is available at any Kechara Paradise outlet in Malaysia, or can be invited only here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. This includes the visualisations on gaining the Seven Wisdoms, as well as other visualisations. These visualisations are excellent, as they not only help a person achieve meditative stabilisation, but invoke the blessings and energy of Lama Tsongkhapa. As for the Sadhana, it does not need to be recited in Tibetan. It can be recited in English or any other language. In fact, I would suggest, as you start your practice that you recite in the language you are familiar with, as you will be able to understand the words and meaning of each verse clearer. Later on, if you want, you can start reciting in Tibetan. Sadhanas and especially mantras should be recited out aloud, but softly. Sadhanas and mantras are not recited in the mind, but spoken. For mantras as they are the form of the Buddhas in sound, they should be softly vocalised. I hope this helps.
  • May 19, 2016 00:58
    Ming asked: Can we mix Han style vajrayana and tibetian vajrayana
    pastor answered: Dear Ming, Thank you for your question. Traditionally it is advised that we do not mix traditions or even lineages. There is a very valid reason for this, if we mix traditions or lineages then we are in the danger of becoming confused in our practice. This occurs because each lineage or tradition explains the path of practice in different ways, suited to the practitioners of that particular tradition. For example, think of both as separate paths to the same destination. It would be better that we follow one and get to our destination, rather than keep switching between the two paths and perhaps get lost or take a very long time to reach the destination. Both paths have been tried and tested in their efficiency to achieve enlightenment. This is not to say that there is only one correct lineage, on the contrary, it is said that Buddha Shakyamuni taught 84,000 different methods to achieve enlightenment, as such both the Han style Vajrayana and Tibetan Vajrayana are both valid paths to enlightenment. However if we practice one of these methods and achieve results which is enlightened attainments it is better and more effective than practicing two or more and run the risk of confusing ourselves or our practices. I hope this helps.
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