Incense Offering to Dorje Shugden

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(By Tsem Rinpoche and Beatrix Ooi)

Incense has played a very important role in Buddhism for a long time. Whether in the Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Zen or Tibetan tradition or any other sect or school of thought, incense is one of the most common and basic substances used as offerings to the Buddhas and Enlightened Beings.

A depiction of Magadha Sangmo. Click on image to enlarge.

According to Buddhist history, the first recorded use of incense occurred during Buddha Shakyamuni’s time, when a woman named Magadha Sangmo offered incense and prayers to request the Buddha to come forth and visit her village. Magadha Sangmo was the daughter of the Buddha main patron, Suddatta. She mirrored her father’s immense faith in Buddha Shakyamuni and was his ardent devotee.

After marrying and moving to a village where Buddhism was not practised, she wished very much to meet her guru, the Buddha, again. So one day, she climbed to the roof of her in-law’s house, offered incense and sincerely prayed for the Buddha to visit her. Hearing her prayers, Buddha Shakyamuni, together with his entourage, descended from the sky to fulfil her request. It is said that upon meeting the Buddha and hearing his teachings, the entire village became Buddhists. In this way, Magadha Sangmo’s heartfelt request to the Buddha also benefited those around her and succeeding generations.

Magadha Sangmo recited the following verse while engaged in prayer to the Buddha:

MA LU SEM CHEN KUN GYI GON GYUR CHING
DU TE PUNG CHAY MI ZAY JOM DZAY LHA
NGO NAM MA LU YANG DA KYEN GYUR PAY
CHOM DEN KOR CHAY NAY DIR SHEG SU SOL

Protector of all beings without exception,
Divine subduer of innumerable negative forces,
Deity, perfect knower of all things,
Bhagawan and attendants, please come here.

The practice of sangsol or incense offering to Dorje Shugden is of particular significance, as Magadha Sangmo is considered to be one of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden himself.

 

Incense Offering in the Tibetan Tradition

Within Tibetan Buddhism, incense has traditionally been used as an offering to the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) for centuries, just as in other Buddhist traditions. Within ritual, incense is also used to purify offering substances such as water, food and light.

In traditional Tibetan medicine, incense is used as a medicinal substance to cure certain ailments. Due to the healing qualities of its ingredients, Tibetan incense can help to soothe and calm a mind affected by depression, restlessness, anxiety and stress. Tibetan doctors trace their knowledge to Tibetan medical texts, which themselves originate from the Four Tantras, known as the Gyudzhi in Tibetan. These are the Root Tantra, the Tantra of Enlightenment, the Tantra of Instructions, and the Concluding Tantra.

According to traditional Tibetan medical theory, everything in the universe is made up of the five elements: Sa (earth), Me (fire), Chu (water), Lung (wind or air) and Namkha (space). However, only the first four elements play a role in the classification of medical ailments. Incense can also be used in a non-religious contexts where it is strictly for healing also.

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Sangsol: Incense Offering Ritual

The offering of incense reminds us to hold our vows purely and creates the causes for us to do so. These vows include the Refuge vows, Pratimoksha vows, Bodhisattva vows and Tantric vows. Many great monks are said to have emitted a wondrous scent, a result of having kept their vows well and having achieved the perfection of morality. The great Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism is known to have been one such example.

In Buddhist thought, morality is considered to be one of the Six Perfections of a Bodhisattva practitioner. As such, it is one of the keys to reach Full Enlightenment. So, as we make incense offerings to the Buddhas, we generate the merits to become like them and hold our vows perfectly. Higher attainments are based on the holding of our three sets of vows (Pratimoksha, Bodhisattva and tantric) which we receive from a qualified teacher. By holding these vows, we regenerate and redirect our habits to a higher reality. This reality consists of non self-centred actions based on correct view, as opposed to self-centred projections leading to more karma and results. Karma and results bind one into samsara endlessly. Wrong projections are our ways to view the world that is distorted therefore leading to distorted actions that harm others and ourselves. Distortion in this case is self-centered views and viewed as permanent phenomena. All views that project the ‘I’ as more important to all sentient beings is distorted because in layman’s terms, it leads to deeper selfishness. Selfishness cannot be beneficial on any level and in any society. Selfishness is gaining through ‘abandonment’ of the needs of others. Therefore offering incense collects the merits based upon bodhisattva aspirations that lead to realization of higher views which sees the faults of serving oneself as to the needs of all sentient beings. Serving oneself is the cause to all harm and misery and serving others is the cause to all happiness in samsara and Nirvana. Therefore holding our samaya, words of honour, promises and vows leads to higher insight, better actions, easier to turn our harmful habits to positive ones and leads us to creating less karmic causes that are harmful. Less harmful actions leads to less sufferings for ourselves and all those around us. If we cannot turn ourselves around, how can we be of any genuine and lasting service to others. Therefore offering incense of the best quality with the highest motivation may seem to be a simple spiritual act, but it leads to higher insight, integrity of practice, consistency of practice, generation of merits, ability to hold our vows leading to the generation of higher attainments and insight within our mindstream. Offering incense should be done daily and consistently with great confidence in the supreme Dharma that liberates our mind from all sufferings and to the holy sage Buddha who has traversed over samsara. Who will never return to samsara in the form of a suffering being that brings sufferings to others. Incense offerings is indeed a profound practice we should never underestimate.

The earliest sangsol text dates all the way back to the 8th Century during the establishment of the first monastery in Tibet called Samye Monastery. The monastery was built under the patronage of King Trisong Detsen, the great Tantra master Guru Rinpoche, and the great Sutra master Santarakshita. The original text was hidden and it was only centuries later that it was rediscovered by devotees. Remember offering sangsol or incense is nearly the same. Sang is just powdered or crushed incense in abundance. Incense is a single stick.

Within the Gelugpa lineage, there are a few sangsol texts composed by some of the most erudite masters of Tibetan Buddhism such as His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, Lama Yeshe Wangpo, and His Holiness the 4th Panchen Lama Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen. A condensed version of the sangsol offering to Dorje Shugden (text included below) was composed by yet another highly accomplished master, His Eminence Serkong Dorje Chang.

 

When to do Sangsol?

Sangsol is usually performed outdoors during religious celebrations and special occasions such as marriages, birthdays, Losar (Tibetan New Year), during pujas and more. According to Tibetan tradition, the incense is normally burnt in a sangpur, which is a large urn-shaped incense burner. Sangpurs are usually built on elevated sites, for example, in the mountains and on top of hills. They are also usually built in areas where local deities or nagas reside. This is so that when sangsol is performed, the surrounding environment including the beings that inhabit the area will be blessed by divine energy.

By tradition, sangsol is also performed specifically to purify the karma collected by breaking one’s samaya. While samaya usually refers to the spiritual relationship with our spiritual guide, in this instance samaya can also refer to the relationship with our Dharma brothers, sisters and peers. Therefore building a harmonious relationship with such individuals is very much encouraged.

Another instance where sangsol is often performed is to purify the environment within the home. Before important events begin, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has his students sang the room or the house. The purpose of this is to remove the obstacles of the participants, for example, those who come to seek audience so that they may receive advice and teachings with a clear mind. Using sang on a daily basis throughout the house, office or premises also dispels negative energies and increases positivity for all who live or work there. If there is negative energy or negative entities in our environment, then offering incense to the Buddhas and permeating the incense throughout our living quarters or office will serve to expel or calm them down. It is a very powerful way to revitalize the lost or polluted energy in our house or office. This can be done even by those who are not religious.

Other than purifying one’s karma and obstacles, sangsol can also be performed at construction sites. When this is done, the wisdom beings are invited to that particular location to come forth and aid us. In the example of Dorje Shugden, when his divine energy is invoked, it will bless the environment as well as the beings who reside there such as local deities and nagas who can easily be offended when the construction encroaches on their territory. The sangsol ritual will bless them, grant them peace and as such, potential obstacles and accidents that can be caused by these beings can be prevented.

 

How to Begin

Before performing the sangsol, there are some important points to keep in mind:

  1. The incense or sang to be offered should be of the best quality we can afford. Most importantly, it must be clean and pure.
  2. The incense should not be stepped over by animals or people during its preparation
  3. According to Tibetan culture and tradition, incense is normally comprised of juniper, conifer, fragrant leaves and woods, ferns, red or white sandalwood, agarwood, pine, cedar, myrrh, amber, frankincense, snow lotus, hibiscus, saffron, red orpine, borneol, rhododendron and many other substances. Most of the time, other medicinal herbs along with a mixture of butter, tsampa (roasted barley flour) and sugar are also burnt together. Those who live in the city and who are without easy access to these natural ingredients can offer a simpler mixture of juniper and protector incense. (Click here to find out more about the different types of incense.)
  4. The ingredients should be in their purest state, free from other pollutants such as alcohol, onions and garlic.

Sang offering being done at Kechara Forest Retreat

It is common practice to always set a good motivation before starting any prayers or meritorious works. The same should be applied to the sangsol ritual. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept of setting a good motivation, it is the generation of a sincere intention to benefit all beings by dedicating the merits collected through a particular virtuous deed, in this instance the offering of incense, to their well-being.

After setting the correct motivation, we recite the refuge verses while contemplating the Four Immeasurables. Practitioners who have received Tantric empowerments can visualise themselves as their individual yidams or meditational deities. We then proceed with the sangsol prayer, which opens with the chanting of “OM AH HUM” three times.

If we have any special requests for Dorje Shugden, they can be made at any time during the recitation of the sangsol. Towards the end of the sangsol prayer, we request the local deities to return to their abodes. We then finish the sangsol ritual by reciting verses of dedication.

Note: Although it is written in the offering text that we are purifying the deities when we offer incense, it signifies that we are purifying our own negative karmas or obstacles through the offering. One can offer sangsol daily or as often as you choose. No harm and no limitations.

 

Incense Offering To Dorje Shugden

Below are two different incense offering prayers to Dorje Shugden. Either one can be recited when performing the sangsol ritual.

 

Sangsol Prayer by Ganden Serkong

JAM MGON RGYAL BA’I BSTAN SRUNG RDO-RJE SHUG-LDAN RTSAL CHEN PO’I BSANGS MCHOD [DGE LEGS MCHOG STSOL] BZHUGS SO

(At the time of wanting to make a sang offering, collect the incense substances; repeat refuge and Bodhi mind generation verses three times.)

HUM!
Visualising myself as the yidam, from the heart,
Light emanates clearing all faults from incense,
Scent having the five desirable qualities complete in perfection,
Granting uncontaminated bliss fills the extent of awareness.

OM AH HUM (repeat as many times to bless)

HUM!
Root and lineage gurus, Three Jewels,
Dakas, Dakinis and Dharma Protectors,
Especially Dorje Shugden and retinue,
By boundless magical power come here.

Also, birth, warrior and patron deities,
Local deities, spirits and guardians with the eight classes,
Assembly of guests worthy of offering
Please come here.

Each happily dwelling on their seats
For the sake of fulfilling the yogi’s entrusted activities,
Outer, inner clouds of offerings, commitment substances and presents,
Accept these and accomplish the entrusted activities.

KYE!
Agar, sandalwood, six medicinal ingredients and plants,
By the smoke cloud from the burning wisdom fire completely filling the sky,
Purifies the root and lineage Lamas, Yidams and Three Jewels.
Purifies the Dakas, Dakinis and Dharma Protectors.

Purifies especially the Chief Dharma Protector of Conqueror Manjunatha
Dorje Shugden and four cardinal emanations.
Purifies birth, war and five patron gods.
Purifies local deities, spirits, guardians and the eight classes.

By the power of offering incense to worthy guests
May all obscurations of quarrel and samaya be purified.
May lifespan, merit and power all increase.
Pacify all diseases to humans and animals, famine, war and dispute.

May the crops be good and the rain be timely.
Conquer classes of demons of the dark side, increase the positive,
And having befriended spontaneously and effortlessly,
Attain all goals just as wished.

KI KI SO SO, LHA GYEL LO!

HUM!
Being pleased and satisfied, guests return to their abodes,
Returning again upon request for activities.
By this virtue may I myself and all mother beings
Have perpetual auspiciousness of happiness and benefit.

This Sang offering bestowing excellence was composed by the yellow hat lineage holder bearing the reincarnation name Ganden Serkong.

 

Gyelchen Dorje Shugden’s Sang Offering Entitled Blazing Light of Auspiciousness

Homage to the assembly of fierce powerful ones
With power more forceful than any others
Courage to protect the essence of the Teachings
Those Teachings of Buddha Losang Vajradhara!

(Here, if one wishes to offer sang [fragrant smoke offering] to the five families of Dorje Shugden, Dharmapala uncommon to the Geden, in an agreeable place such as atop a mountain, having collected, with no degeneration of samaya, substances such as various types of fragrant medicines, woods, precious sand and incense, such as of sandalwood and aloe, to dispel obstructing spirits from the substances, recite:)

HUM
Myself generated in form of Vajra Bhairava
Immense light radiates from HUM at my heart
Purifying all impurities of the sang substances
So that they abide in unobjectifiable emptiness of the three spheres.

(Bless with the six mantras and six mudras and express the power of truth, “DAG GI SAM PAY… by the power of my wishes…”, etc. Then, to generate the commitment beings:)

In the vast space of deathless inseparable bliss and void,
On the tip of the wishfulfilling tree, on the surface of a lion throne, lotus, sun, and moon,
Guru Buddha Losang Vajradhara
And the complete assembly of deities, smiling, there abide.

(To invoke the wisdom beings:)

From the palace of Ganden, Yiga Chötzin
Maitreya, Manjusri, and Atisha,
Manjunatha Guru and You Sons
And the whole assembly of vast and profound lineage, pray come!

From the mansion of supreme, indestructible E WAM,
All-pervading, immutable Guhyasamaja, Heruka,
The Vajra Terrifier and hosts of deities
Of all four classes of Tantra, pray come!

From the twenty-four supreme places of Dzambuling,
The hosts of heroes and heroines who, with a mother’s love,
Grant aid on the excellent path of supreme bliss,
Pray come through your force, as quick as thought!

From the eight cemeteries such as Silwa Tsel [Cool Wood]
And each vajra palace, wherever you reside,
O guardians of the three scopes of beings as principals
And hosts of Dharma protecting guardians pray come!

Especially, Mighty Dorje Shugden’s Five Families
Whose power, force, and ability is greater and swifter than others,
And nine mothers, eight monks, ten youthful guardians
And attendant Kache Marpo, pray come!

Further, my, the yogi’s personal protector,
Enemy destroying protectors, place protectors, birth protectors, etc.
All devas and nagas who protect on the side of virtue,
Please come as guests for the offering of sang!

Through light emanating from the three places three vajras,
From their natural abodes, the wisdom truth bodies and form bodies
Come to abide inseparably with the commitment beings,
Delighted, on each of their desired seats.

(Then, as for the actual chant and offering of the sang:)

From BHRUM (བྷྲཱུཾ), a blazing jewelled vessel inside of which,
Midst a mass of fire, like blazing mounds of molten gold,
These fragrances and excellent medicines blessed by samadhi, mantra and mudra,
Generated as clouds of Samantabhadra’s offerings,

Sang for the three-fold kind Root Gurus.
Please grant the siddhi of attaining Yuganaddha in this life.

Sang for the Buddha Losang Vajradhara.
Please grant the siddhi of proper reliance on the Spiritual Guide.

Sang for Maitreya and the lineage of vast acitivity.
Please grant the siddhi of the stages of the vast past.

Sang for Manjushri and the lineage of the profound view.
Please grant the siddhi of the stages of the profound path.

Sang for the Kadampa Gurus in whom the lineages are united.
Please grant the siddhi to accomplish the precepts of mind training.

Sang for Manjunatha Guru (Tsong Khapa) and sons especially.
Please grant the siddhi of pure view, meditation, and action.

Sang for the gathering of glorious actual and lineage Gurus.
Please grant the siddhi to live a stainless life.

Sang for Bhagawan Guhyasamaja’s host of deities.
Please grant the siddhi to swiftly arise in the illusory body.

Sang for Chakrasamvara who grants great blessings swiftly.
Please grant the siddhi of dawning clear light of bliss.

Sang for Vajra Bhairava endowed with five distinguishing features.
Please grant the siddhi of magical emanation victorious over maras.

Sang for Kalachakra, Non-dual Bliss-void Glory.
Please grant the siddhi to accomplish mudra of empty form.

Sang for the powerful Yogini who bestows undefiled bliss.
Please grant the siddhi to accomplish inner and outer Dakiniland.

Sang for Venerable Tara who protects swiftly with activity.
Please grant the siddhi of infinite protection from the eight great dangers.

Sang for the Deity hosts of the infinite four sets of Tantra.
Please grant the siddhi of each Tantra set’s specialty.

Sang for the ten direction’s countless Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
Please grant the siddhi to oust the two obscurations completely.

Sang for the non-dual sublime Dharma of scripture and realization, door of peace.
Please grant the siddhi of the Arya’s realization of true paths and cessations.

Sang for the Sangha Jewel endowed with eight qualities of knowledge and freedom.
Please grant the siddhi of such paths as accumulation, preparation, seeing and meditation.

Sang for the heroes and heroines, loving like mothers.
Please grant the siddhi of increase of great bliss experience.

Sang for the guardian protectors, endowed with the wisdom eye.
Please grant the siddhi of accomplishment of the four activities.

And especially for the Geden Dharmapala, of enemy destroyers,
King, Great King, entitled Vajra, the Heart Jewel, for you,
Jewel Wealth Deity, Duldzin, King of Dharma, Sang,
Sang offering accepted, please grant siddhi of the four activities.

Sport of mirror-like wisdom, Vairochana’s Body,
Bodily color like the autumn moon, so peaceful,
For Pacifier Gyelchen, Dispeller of All Obscuration, Sang.
Please grant siddhi of pacification of sickness, spirits, and obstructions.

Sport of equanimity wisdom, Ratnasambhava’s Body,
Bodily color like light of a hundred thousand suns, so full of increase,
For Increaser Gyelchen, Blazer of Glory of the Three Realms, Sang.
Please grant siddhi of increase of life, merit, and prosperity.

Sport of discriminating wisdom, Amitabha’s Body,
Bodily color endowed with brilliance of ruby, the three realms’ subjugator,
For Subjugator Gyelchen, Overwhelmer of Beings and Lands, Sang.
Please grant siddhi of powerfully collecting the three realms.

Sport of all-accomplishing wisdom, Amogasiddhi’s body,
Bodily color of unbearable dark red fire, so terrifying,
For Terrifier Gyelchen, Dorje Shugden, Sang.
Please grant the wrathful siddhis such as of killing, hooking, and confusing.

Sang for the four Mothers who are the purified five elements.
Please grant the siddhi of hooking luck and prosperity of the animate and inanimate worlds.

Offerings to the five Vajra-goddesses such as of form.
Please grant the siddhi of a festival of sensual objects generating simultaneous bliss.

Sang for the eight monks, eight close Bodhisattvas in nature.
Please grant the siddhi of increase of Dharma activity of teaching and practice.

Sang for the ten Young Warriors, the purified ten knowledges.
Please grant the siddhi of reversing the magical daggers of opponents.

Sang for Kache Marpo, the minister attendant.
Please grant the siddhi of reducing enemies of the Teachings to ashes.

Sang for the fluctuating oceans of hosts of retinue armies.
Look after us unwaveringly throughout day and night’s six periods.

Sang for the land owners and country’s deities of this area.
Having pacified annoyance and jealousy, assist us!

Sang for the guardian of my, the yogi’s, family.
Accompany us like a body and its shadow.

In short, with this offering sang of clouds of Samantabhara’s offerings,
Having delighted and satisfied the gathered supreme and lesser guests,
Pacifying all harm, contention, set-backs and offences,
Accomplish supreme and ordinary siddhis effortlessly and spontaneously!

(Having thus offered and exhorted, here follows the method for hooking in the luck, prosperity and perfection of all excellences of samsara and nirvana:)

Having thus offered and thoroughly exhorted your minds,
Light and nectar streams down from the bodies of the
Delighted Guru Buddha Losang Vajradhara and hosts of deities.
Please purify obstructions and bestow fortune of the four Bodies.

Please bestow fortune to call forth excellence and auspiciousness
That our, the masters’, disciples’, sponsors’, sponsored’s, and entourages’,
Lives, merit, prosperity, fame, scriptural and realizational Dharma
May fully increase like the reservoir of the summer ocean.

In all the vast realms symbolized by this land, here,
Pacify disease, famine, hail, ruin, and drought.
Bestow fortune of timely rain and ever-good crops
Of fresh endowment with complete happiness and bliss.

Kings caring for their kingdoms in accordance with Dharma,
Retinues and subjects, as well, living in morality of the ten virtues,
All possession by maras and dark forces defeated,
Grant fortune of victory in the battle against evil.

The golden mountain of the general Buddhist Teachings
And, in particular, Je Rinpoche’s unmistaken view meditation and action,
Untarnished by the stains of bad conceptions, bestow fortune
That above, on, and below the earth be ablaze with illumination.

As for the upholders of the Teachings, all the supreme beings
Who have undertaken the liberating life of that pure excellent tradition,
The Geden, permeated by the crown ornament, Father Buddha and his two Sons,
Bestow fortune that their lives and enlightening activity increase.

The communities of Sangha living in pure harmony and discipline,
Their teaching, practice and experience of the three wheels of Dharma
Increasing from higher to higher like the waxing moon,
Bestow the fortune that their status be higher than the heavens.

By mechanism of the path of reasoning, proof statements, and refutations,
With the three valid cognisers’ perfect ascertainment
Of the three types of objects of cognition without exception,
Bestow fortune of Pramana, generating valid cognisers through reasoning.

The three knowledges, four preparations, and resultant truth body’s activity,
The fruit of having fully realized, through the eight topics,
The path of realization, hidden meaning of the Prajnaparamita,
Please bestow fortune to thoroughly accomplish the paths and stages.

The special wisdom which destroys completely
The ignorance which is root of endless samsara’s faults,
That path pleasing the Buddhas, free from extremes of permanence and nihilism,
Please grant fortune of Madhyamika’s suchness, the profound path.

Well gaining certainty in the animate and inanimate’s mode of arising,
The coarse and subtle sources from which arise all causes of suffering,
Knowledge of delusions on their subtlety, spread, and means of abandonment,
Please bestow fortune of the stainless Abhidharmakosha.

Like the base from which these, without exception, are generated,
Practicing the three higher trainings by relying
On the boundaries based on refutation, proof and instruction,
Please grant fortune of Buddha’s 100,000 verse Vinaya scripture.

Likewise comprised in excellence, as means of helping others,
By clearing away all confusion and ignorance in the fields of skill,
Such as grammar, astrology, poetry, lexicography, painting, handicraft and medicine,
Please bestow fortune of wise and subtle mastery.

Especially, please grant fortune of view, meditation, and action practiced in conjunction,
Which are unmistaken as to the entities, order, and interpretive and definitive meanings
Of all stages of practice of renunciation, Bodhicitta,
The correct view of voidness, the six perfections, and the four means of gathering.

Then, from a qualified vajra master, having received
Empowerment of the four Bodies, the Tantra’s door of entrance,
Guarding the vows and precepts dearly as I would my life,
Bestow fortune of success in four session yoga.

Then, introduced to the basis; birth, death and bardo,
That to be purified, its purifiers, and the fruits of purification,
Bless me with fortune to attain stability on the gross and subtle
Mandala wheels of the profound, clear deity, the ripening state of generation.

With vajra recitation, that which pierces the vital points,
Freeing all the channel knots so that all the winds
Enter, abide and dissolve in the central channel; bless me with fortune
To thus manifest the bliss-void path, the liberating stage of completion.

The great pure and impure clear lights derived from that
And the mere wind and mind directly arising in a manner
Like an illusion in the form with the marks and signs,
Please grant fortune of the Yuganaddha endowed with the seven features.

In brief, like melting down the amassed collection of all goodness
And blessings of samsara and nirvana, both worldly and supramundane,
Having been fully exhorted with immutable faith and pure samaya,
Grant fortune of great auspiciousness and excellence.

(Thus reciting is the way to melt down the amassed blessing of all excellence of samsara and nirvana according to the tradition of oral instructions of the Geden. It is important to have stable conviction of directly hooking all common and supreme attainments. Then purify additions and omissions with the 100 syllable mantra. Having requested forbearance of faults, then request the departure:)

HUM
The Deity Buddha Losang Vajradhara and
The whole merit field dissolve into me, the yogi.
All impurities and stains of the three doors purified,
I receive the four initiations and become able to accomplish the four Bodies.

The worldly ones, satisfied by the sang,
With no thoughts of mutual jealousy or malice,
But with loving minds, return to their natural abodes.

May whatever virtue I have accumulated
Be of benefit to the Teachings and migrators,
And especially may it cause the essence Teachings
Of the unerring master Losang Dragpa to be clear forever!

(Recite whatever desired prayers and auspicious verses.)

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  1. Alice Tay on Mar 27, 2018 at 3:01 am

    This is important for us to know offering incense should be done daily and consistently with great confidence just like Magadha Sangmo. Magadha Sangmo had strong faith in Buddha, and with her pure motivation, she offered incense, prayed and requested Buddha to visit her. Finally, hearing her prayers, Buddha Shakyamuni together with his entourage, descended from the sky to fulfill her request and gave teachings to the entire village.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for sharing this article and powerful sangsol prayers.

  2. wan wai meng on Mar 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Incense offering is indeed very powerful to purify environments and places, it also helps to induce more uplifting and positive states of mind within people. We owe much to Magadha Sangmo to helped to start this tradition of offering incense.

  3. Vivian Ong on Mar 16, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Personally I do like the smell of the incense offering. Hence, whenever I offer incense, I will add on protector incense to it and the area of my altar will be clouded with incense smell. Incense offering of course have many benefits. I find that offering incense when we face obstacles will stop or reduce the impact of the problem. The smell of the incense will also calms me whenever I am stressed up. While typing this comment I am also doing my incense offering on my altar.

  4. Pastor Chia on Mar 14, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Sang offering to protector is very powerful way when you need to seek help in urgent matter. Personally i did sang offering weekly two to three time to protector. First to purify places at KFR to bless local deity, being living around us to create harmony living envairoment. Thank you writer to put in sang offering prayer of Dorje Shugden in this article. I highly recommend to learn up this holy prayer and share with others.

  5. June Kang on Mar 14, 2018 at 8:08 am

    When you start to offer incense and read the prayer– sangsol. You will find that this is not just a incense offering but it is more than that. It is a very powerful prayer, and the story of Magadha Sangmo offered incense and prayers to request the Buddha to come forth and visit her village is inspired. As long as you have a strong faith of this sangsol practice, things will come true.

  6. Justin on Mar 14, 2018 at 2:27 am

    I didn’t really read into the offering of incense prior to this. All I thought was by offering incense, one creates the cause for us to have a calm and peaceful mind hence making us able to have better wisdom. Now I know better that it helps us to remember the quality of Buddha possesses and we aspire to be. Everytime we offer incense, it means we are pray g for ourselves to be able to hold our vows just like what The Buddhas do.

  7. Mingwen on Mar 14, 2018 at 1:46 am

    For incense offering within different cultures, there different meanings. For instance, for Chinese culture, when we offer incense to spirits it’s like a kind of “food” for them, not really sure about for gods, then when it comes Tibetan Buddhism, to offer incense is to purify ourselves as we have tons of accumulated karma and they acts as barriers for us to achieve our goals in our secular & spiritual path.

    ***Some other significance of offering incense are
    a) The burning of an incense stick resulting in fragrant smoke teaches the necessity to burn away negative qualities within oneself in order to reveal the pure self within.

    b) The aroma of incense, typically derived from herbs, flowers and other natural sources, purifies the atmosphere and inspires us to develop a pure mind.

    c) The fragrance it gives off spreads far and wide, just as a good deed brings benefits to many. Incense rises and dissolves into the air, subtly reminding the viewer of the transient nature of existence.

    *** is sourced from https://www.buddhagroove.com/why-do-we-burn-incense-in-buddhist-rituals/

  8. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Mar 14, 2018 at 1:43 am

    The Sang Offering to Dorje Shugden is a very powerful and helpful practice. It is indeed amazing that incense has been offered all the way back until Magada Sangmo.

    It is amazing to have these precious prayers available for everyone so that we can perform them any time and on a daily basis to Dorje Shugden. We encounter so many obstacles and problems when we want to do something meritorious, and maybe negative habits which hinder our practice. Therefore it is important to burn sang daily to help us and request the Protector Dorje Shugden to kindly alleviate these many obstacles and support our practice.

    Thank you very much for this precious practice

  9. nicholas on Mar 13, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Incense burning is an ancient religious ritual common to Egypt, India and East Asia. It is steeped in symbolism.

    I personally love incense smell because it have a calming effect. Making incense offering during my sadhana at home is one of my favourite.

    In spirituality it symbolizes the fragrance of pure moral conduct it also reminds us to cultivate good conduct. May this practice flourish and always being practice.

  10. Andrea Lai on Mar 13, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    As I know that the beneficial of incense is for healing, calming our mind, thoughts, our nerves and emotions. Different incense of aromatic serves different advantages such as juniper, agarwood, frankincense etc. I think these scents are quite similar with aromatherapy which came with same purpose.

  11. Datuk May on Mar 13, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Offerings to the Buddhas is always meritorious with the right motivation of thanksgiving and generosity.

    It is astonishing to learn that a great Buddhist practitioner, Magadha Sangmo could invoke a visit from Shakyamuni Buddhas with incense offering as she had the great motivation of propagating the Dharma.

    Personally I had made incense offerings to Protector, Dorje Shugden to request for help when I feel there is danger or difficult situations coming my way.

    In reading this article, I understand that incense offerings to Dorje Shugden can be made under many different circumstances and it is to invite Dorje Shugden to be with us to assist and guide us.

    I have always loved to offer incense to Dorje Shugden and with further understanding from this article, I shall do more offerings in particular to thanksgiving for Dorje Shugden’s protection.

  12. Pastor Henry Ooi on Mar 13, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    It is a wide practice among many people with different culture and tradition to burn incense during meditation, and for religious and spiritual use. It is good to keep doors and windows open, where possible, when burning incense for the smoke to permeate and purify a wider area.

    Kechara retail outlets and vajrasecrets.com offer good quality incense made from a mixture of herb and natural ingredients. It is good to use an incense holder with a cover to keep the ashes in.

  13. pammie yap on Mar 13, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I love the smell of herbal incense especially those without chemicals. And there are not many out there that are traditional made according to the scriptures. So pleasant to smell and it does not ‘hurt’ your nose. But what I especially like are the benefits of offering incense.
    The tradition of incense offering was practiced thousands of years ago by many traditions. Not only it was believed to purify or please the gods, it was also to purify disturbances by unseen beings. It’s good that it is still widely practiced to this day.

  14. Valentina Suhendra on Mar 2, 2018 at 5:14 am

    Isn’t this just lovely?! Look at these cute Tibetan kids singing praises to Dorje Shugden during Losar celebration in Tibet! Great blessings to all – Click to watch! 😍🌈🌟

    http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1519938132.mp4


  15. Pastor Shin Tan on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:51 am

    This excerpt of the Swiss Television documentary presented in 1988 is a painful reminder of the hypocrisy and the sad reality of the oppression, discrimination, and ostracisation of Dorje Shugden practitioners. For 20 years, Dorje Shugden practitioners have endured this and no one supported their fight as the Tibetan leadership in exile continues to undermine their effort by denying the existence of this ban, and silencing their voice by peer pressure, flooding the media and fooling the general public with accusations that Shugden practitioners are political tools supported by the Chinese government to create discord within the Tibetan community. Please listen to their plea and please share this video far and wide to end this injustice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gis2vaURT40

  16. Anne Ong on Jan 24, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche and Beatrix for this very important explaination on incense offering ritual to Dorje Shugden. Something we should always remember in our practice🙏

  17. Wai Meng Wan on Dec 25, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Magadha Zangmo who started this practice is benefitting so many sentient beings and Buddhists. The incense offering article is filled with so much information and we can clearly see there is so much benefits to do incense offerings.

    Will remembers to make sang offerings for the success of dharma works and activities.

  18. Uncle Eddie on Dec 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Offering of Incense is a traditional practice since the birth of Lord Buddha. First recorded instance of incense being used occurred in the story of “Magadha Sangmo” who was considered as one of previous lives of Dorje Shugden. As the story goes, she was said to be an ardent student of Buddha Shakyamuni’s time, who offered incense and prayers on the roof of her in-law’s house to request the Buddha to come forth and visit her village. Hearing her prayers, Buddha Shakyamuni, together with entourage, descended from the Heaven to fulfill her request. Upon meeting the Buddha and hearing Buddha’s teachings, the entire village became Buddhists. The practice of “sangsol ” or incense offering to Dorje Shugden is of a particular significance, as Magadha Sangmo is considered to be one of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden himself. Within Tibetan Buddhism, incense has traditionally been used as an offering to the three jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) just as in other Buddhist traditions. Within the rituals, incense is also used to purify such as water, food and light. The use of incense offering as a reminder for us to hold our vows purely and create the causes for us to do so. Such vows include “refuge vows, Pratimoksa Vows, Bodhisattva vows and tantric vows. As a point to note, within the Tibetan Buddhism, an incense offering symbolishes moral ethics or disciplines, therefore whatever incense or sang to be offered should be of the best quality we can afford. Most importantly it must be clean and pure, free from other pollutants such as alcohol, onions and garlic.

  19. Samfoonheei on Nov 28, 2017 at 10:01 am

    A very clear and easy understanding of Incense Offering to Dorje Shugden. After reading ,i realised there is more for me to understand , learn and improve more . When we performed Incense offering to Dorje Shugden ,its purify the environment , clearing all negative energry and creating positive energy as well.. Infact i had included incense offering in my daily sadhana prayers.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix Ooi for sharing these article to increase my knowledge of the incense offering.

  20. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Nov 27, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix Ooi for producing and sharing the article about incense offering especially to Dorje Shugden. This is my first time of learning about the sangsol text to be recited during the incense offering to the Buddhas, Dorje Shugden and His entourage.

    The history of the first recorded use of incense by Magadha Sangmo during Buddha Shakyamuni’s time, has signified the importance of incense offering during our current days of puja. Although most of us are not able to see Buddhas, Bodhisattvas or other formless enlightened beings such as Dharma Protectors, we should consistently hold a strong faith and full trust in Buddhas and the Three Jewels that Buddhas and the Three Jewels will come to bless us whenever we call upon Them during our puja.

    Upon reading the article, I have also learnt that the incense offering can be a simple spiritual act but this simple spiritual act can lead us to higher level of attainments when we set pure and sincere motivation to benefit others whenever we offer incense to Buddhas and the Three Jewels. From my own contemplation, incense offering to Buddhas can be a form of mind training that lead our physical body to benefit others through our Dharma practice and Dharma works.

    May all sentient beings will be blessed and protected through the incense offerings to Buddhas and the Three Jewels in all Buddhist temples from around the world.

    Humbly with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  21. Wylfred Ng on Nov 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    谢谢仁波切和Beatrix 的分享。

    烟供是一样非常简单的仪轨, 简单而且有效, 只需要香炉和香粉就可以进行。
    供香看似简单, 只是把香点燃, 然后供佛,不过却可以为我们累积功德。

    曾经我看过仁波切送了一尊文殊菩萨给一位需要做翻译和文字工作的同修, 还有一个香炉。 仁波切说, 每天供香给文殊菩萨可以让他累积功德, 在翻译工作上也可以更顺利。
    所有我们不要小看如此简单的香供或烟供。 这些简单的供养都可以为我们累积功德, 让我们修习路上更顺利。

    谢谢

  22. Lin Mun on Nov 25, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for giving a clear explanation of incense offering to Dorje Shugden. When I was younger I have never like making insence offering to Buddhas because the smoke irritates my eyes a lot. And coming from a Taoism family , my family members do not explain the reason for making incense offering and I just need to follow the instruction to do. I appreciate this article as it not only explains the reasons, benefits but also the step by step of incense offering to protector. Thanks again for sharing.

  23. Freon on Nov 25, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    From this article, i have learned that Incense offering started during Buddha Sakyamuni time, and Magadha Sangmo-none other then one of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden himself, have thought us the method to do offering to Buddha to collect merits. Dorje Shugden have always wanted to protect us by teaching us since His 1st reincarnation.

    Some incense is for healing, i have experiences on the effect of Tibetan incense sold in Vajrasecret.com where the incense could calm me down and even aid my pain during my migraine and when i was very sick. From this article, only i know that Tibetan Medicine have elements of Buddhism in it, thus, it is very effective in treatment.

    I have learned from this article that offering incense remind and create causes for us to hold our vows strongly. I agreed that when we wanted to benefit sentients being, our mind become more opened, wise and more mindful. And we improved ourself through benefit others.

    Incense offering is also powerful to bless the environment, to create positive energy.

    Thus, offering incense is not as what we think the Buddha wanted it, but, it have so much deeper meaning in it. Such a simple and yet powerful offering, which i love so much.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this knowledge

  24. gary young on Nov 25, 2017 at 4:45 am

    very very good for all
    i wonder who composed the longer version and who translated it in to english
    sincerely gary

  25. yin ping on Nov 24, 2017 at 12:38 am

    The origin of incense offering can be traced back to Buddha Shakyamuni’s time where the devotee Magadha Sangmo made incense offerings to request Buddha to come to her in-law’s house. The practice carried on until today where practitioners use incense as offerings for the Three Jewels. Incense is also used as healing component in Tibetan medicine tradition that can calm depression, anxiety or depression of our mind.

    It is important that we set a good motivation during incense offerings prayers. When we offer incense to the Buddhas, we are generating merits to become like the Buddhas who hold the vows purely. Holding vows purely is the fundamental practice in our spiritual path that helps to enforce our practice with mind transformation and develop of our mind with compassion and wisdom.

  26. Fong on Nov 23, 2017 at 10:38 am

    From the example of Magadha Zangmo requesting the Buddha with utmost faith and conviction and good motivation with incense, we should also take note that it is with faith and motivation that sang offering is most powerful.

    it is also to signify keeping of vows besides helping to clear negativity from the environment, infusing positive energy and clearing negative karma from people in the area so that their broken samaya with those around them be mended. These will aid in their dharma work.

    Thank you for this great information in the article.

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    It is fascinating to read about the tradition and practice in Sikkim at the time when Lamaist countries were deemed as mysterious and out of reach. Through the writing of Waddell, it came to light that the enlightened Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden was revered by the Nyingma lineage in Sikkim as the protector was placed in a prominent position within the Pemayantse Monastery. Pemayangtse Monastery stood as one of the most prominent monasteries in Sikkim and it was tied to Mindrolling Monastery in Tibet. It was also the seat of Lhatsun Namkha Jigme, a great master of the Nyingma tradition, who through “his mastery of Riwo Sangcho, established and consolidated the Buddhist teachings in Sikkim.” Given the Given Waddell’s proficiency of the Tibetan language and culture, but perhaps not with the religion and its pantheon of deities, Dorje Shugden remained undisputed as a deity venerated by the people of Sikkim at that time. Thank you for this sharing.

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    Back to Depa Norbu, as a person, he is unkind, certainly not spiritual. He is self-serving and unscrupulous. He was given power and ascent to the position of Regent, then he flipped and joined the rebellious against Gelug tradition. Why would the crimes of such a person being covered up? The worst of all, he murdered a highly attained lama who arose as an enlightened protector of the lineage and teachings? Something is seriously amiss!

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Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
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Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
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My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
5 days ago
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215

This is an important pilgrimage blog post everyone must study and understand as one day you could visit and make prayers. Also this post has the various lineages of the sacred Lady Vajra Yogini\'s practice. A must read. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215 This is an important pilgrimage blog post everyone must study and understand as one day you could visit and make prayers. Also this post has the various lineages of the sacred Lady Vajra Yogini's practice. A must read. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
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Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
Sakya tradition\'s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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Sakya tradition's thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s shrine next to his working table
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Tsem Rinpoche's shrine next to his working table
Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
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Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
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Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his \'assistant\' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
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A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his 'assistant' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae (\'initiation\') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae ('initiation') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
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Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
I first saw this \'red\' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
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I first saw this 'red' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a \'tsakaley\'.
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Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a 'tsakaley'.
Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche

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Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
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Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
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My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
Oser and Dharma meet \"His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche\"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
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Oser and Dharma meet "His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
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Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
1 week ago
Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
Beautiful and sacred shrine
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Beautiful and sacred shrine
Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w

What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
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Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
Take two minutes and  look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
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Take two minutes and look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
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Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational-  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
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Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
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Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
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A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
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Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
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Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
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Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
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It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
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Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain?

A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don\'t have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA

Tsem Rinpoche
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You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain? A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don't have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA Tsem Rinpoche
Stunning \'nathang\' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
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Stunning 'nathang' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
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Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It\'s beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
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Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It's beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
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His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
Old Tsui Marpo thangka with his other 6 brothers. So it\'s the 7 blazing Tsen brothers. Beautiful.
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Old Tsui Marpo thangka with his other 6 brothers. So it's the 7 blazing Tsen brothers. Beautiful.
Protector Tsui Marpo in Danji Ling in Lhasa. Striking image.
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Protector Tsui Marpo in Danji Ling in Lhasa. Striking image.
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Lets see who is the lucky person to received Dorje Shugden from Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
Dorje Shugden stall sending hope and blessing to everyone daily. Louise
22 hours ago
Dorje Shugden stall sending hope and blessing to everyone daily. Louise
Children volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen. A great way to spend the weekend. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Children volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen. A great way to spend the weekend. Lin Mun KSDS
Lovely kids, learning to chant at very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Lovely kids, learning to chant at very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS Graduation, volunteers are doing make up for children. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Throwback - KSDS Graduation, volunteers are doing make up for children. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Grand Dorje Shugden Puja, homemade soap all the way from Kuantan. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Throwback - Grand Dorje Shugden Puja, homemade soap all the way from Kuantan. Lin Mun KSDS
Royden feeding a deer during the Farm in The City outing. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Royden feeding a deer during the Farm in The City outing. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Colouring contest during Grand Dorje Shugden Puja 2017. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Throwback - Colouring contest during Grand Dorje Shugden Puja 2017. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to recommendation by Mr Andrew Yap, we brought 2 young clients to a job interview at an upscale hotel in #KualaLumpur. Hopefully they will succeed in their interview and live a stable life soon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Thanks to recommendation by Mr Andrew Yap, we brought 2 young clients to a job interview at an upscale hotel in #KualaLumpur. Hopefully they will succeed in their interview and live a stable life soon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
3 days ago
Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
3 days ago
Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
Dharma Sharing about H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s biography led by Bro Soon Huat~ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
3 days ago
Dharma Sharing about H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s biography led by Bro Soon Huat~ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Happy Wefie customer in our stall ! Everyone love Dorje Shugden ! Louise Lee
7 days ago
Happy Wefie customer in our stall ! Everyone love Dorje Shugden ! Louise Lee
Dharma sister Wong Li Yen come to volunteer in our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown during saturday. So kind to spare time to help in the hot sun! Love you. Louise
7 days ago
Dharma sister Wong Li Yen come to volunteer in our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown during saturday. So kind to spare time to help in the hot sun! Love you. Louise
Daily everyone receive precious gift from our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
7 days ago
Daily everyone receive precious gift from our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
So glad to have children engaging in dharma practise at a young age. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
So glad to have children engaging in dharma practise at a young age. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice and Yvonne taught children the right method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Alice and Yvonne taught children the right method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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