Black Eyed Child

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Dear friends,

Black Eyed Children or Black Eyed Kids (BEKs) is another group of paranormal entities triggered my interest and prompted me to find out more since I learned about them a few months ago.

The BEKs are something that is interesting and frightening at the same time. Haunting accounts of BEKs tell of what happens when those who come into contact with them do not comply with what these children have requested. This is what makes them so interesting apart from their appearance.

I would like to thank Martin, Beatrix and Pastor Jean Ai for their invaluable help with this article and making it available for all to read.

Vinnie

 


 

What Are Black Eyed Children?

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Sightings of the Black Eyed Children or BEKs for short, place them to be around the ages of six to 16. These children have been described as wearing white bedclothes, normal attire or even hoodies. They are pale-skinned with the pallour of death upon them. The distinguishing feature is their haunting eyes, which are jet-black with no discernable sclerae (whites), irises or pupils.

These beings are often said to knock on doors or windows, or can be found out in open abandoned fields playing in groups at night. They speak confidently, asking to be let into the homes or cars of others, in a manner that has surpassed the intellect of children their same age. Those who invite them into their homes are not heard of again.

There is no exact point in time when these beings started to appear. However, stories about them began to surface on the Internet in the mid-1990s. One blogger/ journalist, Brian Bethel, claims to be the first person to have encountered the BEKs. It happened in 1996 in Abilene, Texas. The encounter took place in the spring or summer of that year. He reports:

I had gone down to the former site of Camalott Communications, one of the area’s original Internet providers, to pay my bill. At the time, Camalott was near the movie theater. I was using the light of the theater’s marquee to write out my check, which I planned to put in Camalott’s night drop-slot. Involved in my work, I never heard them approach.

There was a knock on my driver’s side window. Two young boys, somewhere between nine to 12 years old and dressed in hooded pullovers, stood outside. I cracked the window a bit, anticipating a spiel for money, but I was immediately gripped by an incomprehensible, soul-wracking fear. I had no idea why.

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A conversation ensued between one boy, a somewhat suave, olive-skinned, curly-headed young man, and myself. The other, a red-headed, pale-skinned, freckled young man, stayed in the background. The “spokesman”, as I’ve come to think of him, told me that he and his companion needed a ride. They wanted to see a movie, Mortal Kombat, but they left their money at their mother’s house. Could I give them a ride? Plausible enough. But all throughout this exchange, the irrational fear continued and grew. I had no reason to be frightened of these two boys, but I was. Terribly. After a bit more conversation, I looked up at the theater marquee and down at the digital clock display in my car. Mortal Kombat’s last show of the night had already started. By the time I could have driven the boys anywhere and back, it would practically have been over.

All the while, the spokesman uttered assurances: It wouldn’t take long… They were just two little kids… They didn’t have a gun or anything. The last part was a bit unnerving. In the short time I had broken the gaze of the spokesman, something had changed, and my mind exploded in a vortex of all-consuming terror. Both boys stared at me with coal-black eyes. Soulless orbs like two great swathes of starless night.

I full-on freaked out inside while trying to appear completely sane and calm. I made whatever excuses came to mind, all of them designed to get me the hell out of there. I wrapped my hand around the gearshift, threw the car into reverse, and began to roll up the window, apologizing all the while. My fear must have been evident. The boy in the back wore a look of confusion. The spokesman banged sharply on the window as I rolled it up. His words, full of anger, echo in my mind even today: “We can’t come in unless you tell us it’s okay. Let us in!”

I drove out of the parking lot in blind fear, and I’m surprised I didn’t sideswipe a car or two along the way. I stole a quick look in my rear-view mirror before peeling out into the night. The boys were gone. Even if they had run, I don’t believe there was any place they could have hidden from view that quickly. (Bethel, 2013).

Source: http://paranormal.about.com/od/humanmysteries/fl/Dark-Visitors-Black-Eyed-Kids-Horror-or-Hoax.htm

 

Who Are They?

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People have said that these beings might be either spirits, extraterrestrials, demonic entities, vampires, inter-dimensional beings or perhaps just children with medical conditions. With the evidence at hand, what I can conclude is that these beings are definitely not ordinary children with medical conditions.

The dilation of the pupils in human eyes is called mydriasis. The term is used when referring to pupil dilation that is NOT the result of a physiological condition or a cause such as drugs, illness or injury. The pupil enlarges or constricts based on the amount of light that enters the eyes at any given point of time. Besides light and light arousal that can cause the pupil to dilate noticeably, there are a few other causes that make the pupil expand in an abnormal way. These are:

  1. Blown Pupils: Pupils dilated beyond the normal limits due to intracranial pressure
  2. Adie’s Tonic Pupil: This is a condition where one pupil is noticeably larger than the other, often a mismatch in size for the two eyes
  3. Drugs
  4. Traumatic iris damage, third cranial nerve palsy, pharmacological dilation (i.e. dilating drops), iris rubeosis

However, with all these above conditions, none of them would cause or can fully explain the Black Eyed Children’s appearance (total black of the eye, no iris, no visible pupil and no sclera). Therefore, it can safely be said that the eyes of BEKs are not the result of an explainable medical condition.

 

Types of Black Eyed Children

The appearance of BEKs are very similar but there are some differences in the way that they will approach their ‘victims’. Three of the recorded methods are:

 

1. Knocking on windows of vehicles
In these cases, the BEKs either alone or in a pair will approach vehicles and knock on the windows, asking for the driver or passengers in the vehicle to roll the windows down. When these people have done so, the BEK will ask for a ride home to get something or pretend to have lost their way. They will speak in a monotonous way, and yet the manner in which they carry themselves represent a maturity that surpasses the typical mental development of the children of their age. They appear very confident when they approach. These BEKs will not look at people straight in their eyes.

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If the BEKs are rejected, they become more demanding and will play on the guilt of their would-be victims. It is said that these BEKs have a very hypnotising voice and tone. Even if their targets have fear or concern in their hearts and are unwilling to comply with the BEKs’ requests, they will often find themselves slowly and hypnotically reaching to unlock their vehicles and letting the BEKs in. If they are fortunate, they will catch themselves just in time.

A woman took her young son, around nine, with her to the neighborhood Mini Mart for milk. Her son was in the back seat and belted in; he told her he’d wait in the car, they often did this together so she ran into the store. She was in there less than five minutes. When she came out, another “kid” was in the backseat with him, sitting right next to him in the middle of the seat.

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The woman had an instant reaction of terror, dropped the milk, opened the back door and got her son out of the car; that is when she saw the jet black eyes. She described it as a look of pure evil. She ran back into the store and told the clerk to call 911 and she called her husband. When they went back out, the child was gone and nowhere to be found. A police report was made but no child of that description was ever located, or seen by police.

Her husband drove up in the family car and the woman asked her son how the child came to be in the car. He told his Mom that the kid came up to the car window and said, ” I want in.” He said he thought it would be fun to have someone to play with and so let the kid come in the car. The son told his Mom and Dad that the child climbed over him and sat next to him; then his Mom came out.

The mother was still so fearful that she had her husband drive the SUV while she took the family car. On the way home, the husband was in a wreck that totaled the SUV. The next day the son became sick and for the next eight months continued with unexplained illnesses whose symptoms seemed to change every time he went to the doctors. Finally the parents had their local church come and pray for them and their son; they did this for weeks! As a result of continued prayer, the son was healed and the fear of the encounter began to subside for all of the family members.

Source: http://purposebehindprophecy.blogspot.my/2012/08/black-eyed-children-return-of-nephilim.html

From the stories we have gathered, it shows that BEKs target anyone without an age specifics. In the above report, we see how these beings targeted an innocent young child to let them in.

 

2. Appearing on front porches and knocking on doors
Cases like this happen when the ‘victim’ is alone at home and it is late in the wee hours of the night. The victims will hear loud knocking on their door. When they go to the door, they will usually find a pair of children outside. The children are pale in complexion and have their eyes cast down on the floor, instead of looking at the ‘victim’ while speaking to them. They will ask to be let in to the house to wait for their parents, or to make a call home. The leading child of the pair will ask their victims in a monotonous way, speaking in ways that is unlike other children of the same age group.

When the ‘victims’ are faced with these children, they are gripped by a strong sense of fear and yet, they will start finding themselves slowly letting the BEKs into their houses.

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Many times when these BEKs are rejected, they will say things like, “We are just children, what harm can we do. Please let us in.” Sometimes they will even say something like, “If you do not invite us in, we cannot come in.” It is said that their voices are usually hypnotic in a manner that makes their ‘victims’ do things that they say.

Below is a report of such a experience, with some difference. The twist here is that this couple let the BEKs into their home. This is a unique story and in my research, I have not seen any other case where survivors lived to report what happened after they let these beings in. This account is by the witness herself.

I live just outside of [a rural town in] Vermont. It’s a tight knit community where everyone knows one another and people don’t lock their doors at night. There has never been any need to.

A little over a year ago I woke up because I heard a loud banging on my front door. At the time my husband I lived in a small home on a dirt road just off the rural route into town. It was the middle of a snowstorm and the nearby hills get very slippery in the snow so I thought that someone might have been in an accident and broken down. It’s happened before.

When I looked out the window I could see that out motion spotlight was on. I could see that there were footprints in the snow that had come from our road and into our driveway but there was no car anywhere. The snow was still covering the road and no one had driven on it for at least a couple hours. Our front door was obscured from the window but I could see that someone was standing there. I wasn’t sure what to think so I woke my husband up just to feel safer. While I was telling him what was going on the banging on the door started again and my husband went to answer it while I stood in the hallway.

When he opened the door there were two children standing in the snow looking toward the ground. They were a boy and a girl and could not have been more than eight years old. They were dressed strangely and had odd haircuts. The girl’s hair was very long and straight and the boy had a dated haircut that looked almost like a bowl cut. They weren’t dressed for winter and my first thought was that they must have been Mennonite children but as far as I know there was never a large community of Mennonites near us.

Thinking back on it I know that my normal reaction to seeing children in a snowstorm would have been to rush them inside and bundle them up with some blankets and hot cocoa, but that’s not how this felt. The children were very unnerving. They would not make eye contact and when my husband asked them if everything was ok they asked if they could come in. My husband looked at me like “what do I do?” and I asked the kids where their parents were.

“They’ll be here soon,” is all they said.

It was around 2 o’clock in the morning at this point so the only reasonable thought in my head was that there must have been an accident or these kids got lost. As much as my instincts told me not to bring them inside I did it anyway.

I went into the kitchen to make them some hot cocoa while my husband took them into the living room. While I was fixing the kettle I could hear my husband talking to the kids. He was asking them if they were ok, where they came from, how far they walked, if their parents’ car was broken down, things like that. But they always answered “our parents will be here soon”. They spoke in a sing-songy voice. They weren’t afraid to be in a stranger’s home at all.

I started to notice that our cats (we had four) were all hiding except Pigeon who was in the kitchen with me. Normally our cats are very curious and friendly and we have to be careful that they don’t run out the door when we leave. This time none of them even tried to see who was here which I thought was very strange. All of the hair on Pigeon’s neck was standing up and his tail was puffed up while he looked in the living room. When I bent down to pet him and see what was wrong he hissed and started growling and backed up until he had hid himself under the kitchen island. I have never seen him do that before.

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When I walked back into the living room the kids were sitting on the couch as still as can be but my husband was holding his head in his hands. I asked him what wrong and he just said that he felt very dizzy all of a sudden but that he was fine. I turned back to the children to give them their cocoa, but when they looked at me I gasped. It took everything inside of me not to drop the mugs and run away. When they looked at me their eyes were completely black. They had no whites just giant black pupils.

When they saw that I was scared they stood up and asked if they could use the bathroom. I tried to be as composed as I could be and showed them down the hall. They went into the bathroom together and I hurried back to my husband to ask him if he had seen their eyes. He had seen them too and said that it looked like his brothers badly bruised eyes after a car accident. We were in the middle of talking about whose children they could be when my husband’s nose started to bleed. He’d never had nosebleeds as long as I had known him. I just knew inside myself that this had something to do with the kids in the bathroom and I started crying while I ran to get [my husband] some tissues.

That’s when the power went out. I heard my husband yell my name from the living room and as I started to walk back through the hallway I stopped dead in my tracks. The two children were standing at the end of the hallway. They weren’t moving and I have never been so scared in my whole life. They just stood there in the dark.

After what felt like forever the boy said “our parents are here” and they walked to the door, opened it, and walked out leaving it wide open. My husband jumped up to go close it and almost fell over. We looked out the window and saw two men standing by a black car idling at the end of our driveway. The men looked like they were wearing black colored suits and were very tall, at least 6 feet. When my husband waved at them they just stared at us, got into the car, and drove off.

Our power came on about half an hour later but nothing was the same after that.

Over the next few months three of our cats went missing. We can only assume that they ran away somewhere and never came back but the worst thing was coming home to find Pigeon in a puddle of blood on the living room floor. He looked like he had been vomiting blood. The vet told us that he had some kind of hemorrhage.

After my husband’s nosebleeds became a regular occurrence we went to see the doctor. He didn’t know what to make of it other than “dry nasal passages” but my husband was diagnosed with an aggressive skin cancer. When the doctor asked us if he used tanning beds we both thought he was joking, but apparently this kind of melanoma is linked to over-use of indoor tanning. The doctors think he will recover but don’t understand how it got so bad so quickly. My husband has never worked an outdoor job and spends relatively little time in the sun.

Since we let the Black Eyed Kids inside our home I’ve also suffered from regular dizzy spells and nosebleeds on a regular basis. I’ve had other issues which I won’t mention here but trust me when I say that I am suddenly in the worst condition of my life and no one can do anything about it. I know that all of this is because I let the Black Eyed Children into my home. We’ve told everyone we could about the strange kids that showed up that night but no one else saw them and some laugh at how scared we were of the “Mennonite kids” but we know what we saw. I wish my husband had never opened the door.

Source: http://weekinweird.com/2016/01/28/witness-report-i-let-the-black-eyed-children-into-my-home-and-now-im-slowly-dying/

 

3. Playing on abandoned or deserted open fields
For these cases, groups of BEKs will be playing on an abandoned or open field, dancing and singing nursery rhymes. When the group know that someone has seen them, they will characteristically approach the victim.

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During this time, if the witness tries to drive away, they will hear a loud piercing sound like a cat snarling across the area.

There are some reports saying that these BEKs will approach and ask to follow their victims home. If rejected, they will appear more aggressive and insist on their demands. However when the witness walks away, they will hear loud piercing snarls that will make them run faster.

 

Common Places That They Are Sighted

The reports of these BEKs are mainly reported in the US, Europe and Australia. However, it does not mean that BEKs are not present in other countries. If you will recall, reports of these beings only started not too long ago and we may well receive similar reports of BEKs from other countries in the years to come. For now, sightings of BEKs come mainly from:

  1. Cannok Chase Staffordshire, England
  2. Aisne, France
  3. North Carolina, USA
  4. London, England
  5. Vermont, USA
  6. Virginia, USA
  7. Louisiana, USA
  8. Ohio, USA
  9. Massachusetts

 

Colour of Black… The Meaning

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The BEKs’ eyes indicate their malevolent intent. Usually the colour of black is associated with power, fear, mystery, strength, authority, elegance, formality, death, evil, aggression, authority, rebellion, and sophistication. It is typically seen as something that can evoke strong emotions. In psychology, black means power and control.

When we see the black eyes of BEKs, we may begin to realise that these beings are not something that we should take lightly. Eyes are considered by many cultures to be the windows to the soul. With that in mind, it would mean that these BEKs are more than just innocent-looking children with black eyes. They are something that is more sinister.

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What to Do When Facing Them?

The best advice available to those of you who may be faced with these beings is to not engage with them. What should be done is to ignore them and turn around. If possible, chant protective mantras of protecting deities like Dorje Shugden, Dukkar or Sengdongma and ask for help, for example OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA which is the mantra of Dorje Shugden. Mantras are specific sounds or words that help to tap into the powers of the deities, asking them for assistance.

You should not engage BEKs in conversation as that is how they control their victims, especially given regular reports of their hypnotic voices and mind-controlling abilities.

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Conclusion

I hope the information shared is useful to those who have or may encounter BEKs. The BEKs’ mask of innocence should not be allowed to fool anyone. These beings are far more sinister than they appear.

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Just think, why are there so little reports about what happened when people let these beings in? It must mean that letting them into your house or vehicle will lead to disastrous consequences. Referring to the reports above, it can be seen that when people allow these beings in, horrible things happen to them, be it a car crash or even some unexplainable medical conditions.

I would conclude that these beings are not fake urban legends and they do exist. If we get in contact with them, we should be very careful when dealing with them. Be vigilant so that their powers of hypnotism do not affect the clarity of our own minds.

 

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Vinnie first met H.E. Tsem Rinpoche when she was five and has the good fortune to be connected since. Finding corporate jobs uninspiring, she is taking a few years off to learn and contribute in a Dharma environment.

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 25, 2016 at 3:58 am

    This is an intriguing article, never thought such beings can exist. From television the most common type of beings with no pupils are the aliens in those alien conspiracy series. And also the series called ‘supernatural’, whereby such beings were demonic in nature.

  2. Edward Ooi on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I strongly believe that they do exist. There are so many types of strange beings that we have yet to fully discover either in spirit form or one that has a physical body. For instance, I do believe that beings such as Loch Ness Monster, Fairies, Bigfoot, extraterrestrial beings and of course spirits. Because scientists always find new animals or plants yearly so, proving these beings that they are real is only a matter of time. Therefore, I don’t think there is much reason for me to deny their existence since I see them as just another type of being that falls under the spirit category.

    I cannot help to feel a very strong presence of fear from them when I look at their pictures. Especially the emotionless stare of theirs, it makes my heart tremble. I hope these children will be able to take a swift and good rebirth and no one will be harm by them anymore.

    I definitely would not like to come in experience with one as I am a chicken which means that I am easily scared and frightened. I will definitely abandon everything behind to just run away from them. I will not even go close to them, I will do my best to just avoid them although I am fully aware that they did not choose to be born in this form but I just can’t help to feel fear from them. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Pastor Patsy on Aug 26, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Interesting! This is the first time I have heard about Black Eyed Kids. The accounts and experiences faced by the victims are scary. Unseen beings are everywhere and it is due to their karma that they took rebirth in this realm of existence.

    We are fortunate to be protected by The Three Jewels and when faced with this type of situation, it is best to recite Dorje Shugden’s mantra to seek His protection and blessings.

  4. Wylfred Ng on Aug 20, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    谢谢Vinnie 的分享。

    这是我第一次听到关于黑眼小孩的故事, 或许是因为在亚洲地区比较少关于黑眼小孩的事迹。

    在马来西亚我们比较多听到的是“讨牛奶的妈妈”。 传说就是半夜会有一位抱着婴儿的妈妈会到人的家敲门, 然后向人讨牛奶给婴儿喝, 不过通常那个婴儿都是已经过世的。

    无论是西方国家的黑眼小孩或是讨牛奶的妈妈, 他们都是属于六道中的众生, 我们虽然要避免与他们接触, 不过我们还是需要以慈悲待他们。 以上所提到的多杰雄登心咒、大白伞盖佛母心咒和狮面空行母心咒不只是可以保护我们, 免我们受到这些众生伤害之外, 这些心咒也是可以回响给他们, 愿他们得到佛菩萨的加持, 让他们离苦得乐。

    谢谢

  5. Pastor KH Ng on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    I agree that this perhaps one of the scariest article I have ever read and I am not one who are easily scared. LOL.

    BEKs seems to be localise in Western culture and the common places of sighting tells us that perhaps BEKs like many types of spirits and the paranormals beings arised out of localised conditions, society, culture and practices of these communities; hence in this case we have “Western BEKS”. We have never heard of Eastern BEKS and to illustrate further, western zombies wears western clothes and eastern zombies wear western clothes.

    The same applies to the gods!!!!

    Food for thought!

  6. Pastor David Lai on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:39 am

    This is perhaps one of the scariest article from our ghost writer, Vinnie Tan. I read that BEKs or Black-eyed child is still considered by many, an urban legend despite some close encounters mentioned here.

    I find the stories a little hard to believe because they seemed to be recent phenomenon and the fact that there is little information that explains what are they are and what makes them do the things they do. Paranormal beings that are so dangerous are a little far-fetched but then again I could be wrong. But then again, there are definitely paranormal beings that can be dangerous. Whatever it is, the stories of this one is really scary and entertaining.

  7. Su Ming on Aug 18, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I have not heard BEKs before but it is awfully scary to read this article. It reminds me of some of the description Tsem Rinpoche has mentioned previously about spirits in the lower realms. The description fits what Rinpoche describe about spirits who are children and how they are trapped in the lower realms. And how some child spirits would use mischief to harm the surrounding and some can be very detriment and fatal.

    There are paranormal activities everywhere and it doesn’t necessary be just BEKs or child spirits. I remembered Rinpoche once told us that there are spirits if we could see, we would go mad upon sight due to the nature of how they look.

    Vinnie,
    You should interview our own celebrity, Li Kim on her experience with all her episodes on the Paranormal Zone series and how she is protected by her lama & her protector.

  8. Valentina Suhendra on Aug 17, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Dear Vinnie

    Thank you for the interesting article about The Black Eye Child. Prior to this, I have never heard of them before. It is interesting that after encounter with the Black Eye child, many of the victims became ill. It must be due to their supernatural power. Whoever they are and wherever they came from, to be in their existence is quite sad. I hope they will find away to be released from this existence and able to find a good rebirth.

    Valentina

  9. Carmen Koo on Aug 17, 2016 at 1:36 am

    I got scared reading the article! I guess because it involves children/kids, people’s first instinct is to let their guard down and with these BEKs – that is awfully dangerous! Though there is innocence in the child, this innocence is overshadowed by fear as I have read the accounts, but that fear and rationality is more often put aside, due to the guilt trips the BEK play on their victims.

    There are 6 realms of existence, and within the realms, so many different classifications of beings/existence in it. I wonder what the causes is for one to be a BEK, but I know that it is only a state of pure suffering because more and more negative karma is created in harming others, and their existence continues to push them to do that – harm others. There is no good that comes out of their existence, so how long do they have to stay in that state to exhaust the karma to be in that state, while they continue to harm others?

    Anyone who encounters supernatural states and beings, do recite Dorje Shugden mantra – it really helps! Om Benza Wiki Bittana Soha!

  10. Lew on Aug 16, 2016 at 11:46 am

    This is the second “paranormal” article I read which is written by Ms Vinnie. From her articles about paranormal beings, I have actually learnt quite a lot. For BEKs, I kinda remember watching a few movies which have BEKs, but never really went to find out more details about them.

    I live in Malaysia, a place where there are a lot paranormal beings, and there are many locals who engage in activities which involve paranormal beings. I think the important message from Vinnie is that: firstly, don’t engage them as much as possible; and secondly, when they approach us and we have “no where to run”, then we can engage divine help to protect us. To me, one of the most easy way is to chant Dorje Shugden mantra. The purpose of chanting mantra is not to hurt them, or to “kill” them, but to protect ourselves, and may they have the blessings of the Buddha and may they be released from being BEKs and move on and take a good rebirth.

  11. Pastor Shin on Aug 15, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    The black eyed kids are a phenomenon where kids whose eye’s are entirely black, usually insist upon entering people’s vehicles or homes, and who seemed to cause an overwhelming sense of fear and panic when they are presence.

    I have heard of them before but never really look up about them. Some eyewitnesses’ experience were also published in the newspapers, indicating that this may not be a hoax. Thank you Rinpoche & Vinnie for sharing about them, including many accounts so that we are more aware of these supernatural beings, as well as take precaution to not offend them or get into trouble.

    Keep these articles coming please as I am a great fan of the paranormal 🙂

  12. Wei Theng on Aug 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    At first I find the kids look innocent, but the more I read about it and viewed the pictures, it is really frightening.

    If we encounter these beings, I believe it is also due to our past karma that we have karmic connection with them. I hope I will not meet them at all while I will dedicate prayers to them that they can have a good rebirth one day and meet with Dharma and do not need to be in this form anymore.

  13. William Chua on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Interesting article. The stories/accounts from people sounds scary and that bad things will happen if the BEKs are invited into the house or vehicle. However, when we have the Three Jewel to protect us, then we can be safe. By reciting the Dorje Shugden Mantra, it will help dispel any evil.

    There are many unexplained paranormal activities that is happening in this world and spirits that roam around. When we take refuge to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, we are protected.

  14. jerry_sito on Aug 15, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    感谢您的分享

    这是我第一次接触到有关黑眼小孩的咨询,原来在这个大千世界里,有着这样的一种黑眼小孩存在着,当凝望着这一些照片时,是另人马上产生不安与恐惧的,一般來說,他們都是青少年,有時甚至是小孩。他們的眼睛是完全深黑色,沒有眼白,沒有瞳孔。而让我好奇的是,究竟是怎样的一种“业力”而让他们成为如此。

    在这娑婆世界里,同样的因着我们不同的业力关系,我们会因此而遇上一切“怪异”“灵异”等的个体,当我们遇见这样的情况下,我们可以透过念诵多杰雄登护法的心咒来给予我们保护,让我们可以避开这一切与继续让我们得到更多的善因继续修持佛法,同时我们也可以把念诵多杰雄登护法心咒的“功德”回向给他们,希望他们同样的能够离苦得乐,拥有可以修持佛法的完整身体,修持佛法直至获得证悟。

    谢谢
    Jerry Sito

    Co3pka2VIAA5HqL

  15. Carsden on Aug 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    For me, this is much more scarier than the Valak!! I have always thought that BEKs are fictional characters who only appear in horror movies or dramas.

    Thank you Vinnie for this article and now i know that these beings really do exist.

  16. KarenC on Aug 15, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    The picture of BKE itself is so frightening…I remember BKE was featured in one of the Japanese horror movie “Ju On” and that character was really spooky, now that when i read this post i understand more about BKE. I wonder what’s the cause for the creation of these BKEs? why would they appear only in children form and not adult? Probably children could use their innocent and symphathetic look to victimise themselves and let their potential victims to fall for their trap?

    Dealing with these kind of paranormal experience, the best and most reliable solution is still invoking the protection and blessings from the Buddha such as Dorje Shugden, Singdongma or Dukkar, as mentioned in the article.

  17. Sarah Yap on Aug 14, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you Vinnie for this sharing on the black eyed child. I found it very interesting and at the same time creepy. I find that anything that we always perceive as innocent but turn out not to be, is always unnerving.

    There are just so many things in this world that we do not know about. We are fortunate that DS helps to protect us from all these ‘dangers’ and troubles that we may face on a daily basis. Imagine if each of our problem requires a specific mantra, wouldn’t that be very inconvenient.

    Looking forward to read more paranormal articles.

  18. Choong on Aug 14, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Those old black and white photos with black eyed children are easy to produce. Just take the negative and put a dot of ink on their eyes. When the photographic film is exposed in the darkroom, the eye part will not be exposed hence will turn out black.

  19. HelenaC on Aug 14, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Ohhhhh this is so creepy…. goosebumps all the way while reading. I have no idea on this beings ability but i did watched on movie before but still don’t have a clear picture that they can be so harmful. Very scary!
    As for me, whenever i feel uneasy and scared i will chant DS mantra and think of DS and RInpoche as one and it works all the time. Its powerful protector mantra.
    So now… have to be aware on kids now haha…

    Thanks for this super nice and creepy article Vinnie.

  20. samfoonheei on Aug 14, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Its interesting and scary when i continue reading.The black eyed child is really scary to me at least i know more of it and how to overcome it. Chanting protective mantra… OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA which is the mantra of Dorje Shugden is very important. Just wondering why these BEKs are mainly reported in the US, Europe and Australia only.Well to me as long as we do not come to contact and deal with these beings we will be alright.I do believe of their existence.
    Thank you.. Vinnie for this very interesting paranormal article.

  21. JP on Aug 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Wow! Thank you Vinnie for this article. I keep getting wooshes and goose bumps when reading the accounts of the couple who let the children into their house. I wonder what led them to this state of existence.

    I agree that we should chant mantras and bless any spirits we encounter. If they have malevolent intentions, they will disappear. If they are benevolent, they will find a moment of peace and solace from listening to the mantra being recited.

  22. Sofi on Aug 14, 2016 at 5:29 am

    My goodness, this is one scary article, Vinnie. As I read, I tried avoid looking at the pictures. The little hairs on my nape tingles and I had to force myself to read until the end. Those that experienced meeting these BEKs shared the great fear that they had and yet they are still mesmerised by the BEKs’ hypnotic voice. Wonder how did BEKs come about since they are a recent phenomena. Also what exactly are their intentions, as in the couple’s story eventhough the BEKs were allowed in, they left after saying their parents are here. Which means, the BEKs have controlling parents or elders. Scary!

    Thank Vinnie for this article and I am so glad that I can rely on our enlightened Protector, Dorje Shugden to be with me by chanting his mantra OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA anytime and anywhere.

  23. Echeah on Aug 14, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Now that’s downright scary. They seem to play on people’s usual kindness or pity towards “innocent” children. How do we know who/what we’re dealing with? To help or not to help? That’s the question.
    Thanks Vinnie, for the article. Before this I’d never heard of such a thing before, so now I learn something new. But what is true is, there are countless beings out there, and many different realms. We’re not alone.

  24. Joy on Aug 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks Vinnie for this very interesting paranormal post. I am just curious how come these kids only appear in the West? And it is a relatively new phenomena since the earliest dated report was in the 90s… I am sure if they were “spirits” they would have been around for a much linger period of time like you know the Toyols http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/toyols-the-child-spirits.html

    So that makes me think that these kids are probably extraterrestrials but the evil type? Nevertheless like you said, it is best we just DO NOT entertain or talk to them… and I guess if you see strange kids asking if they can come into to your house or your car, without looking you in the eye or when they do look… it is those jet black eyes… immediately you would already get major red flag signals.

    I am glad we have a Dharma protector http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/dorje-shugdens-mantra we can call upon to help protect us all the time but so many people out there do not have protection but hopefully from this, it will reach more people and they will be able to find a way to protect themselves. Thank you all 3 stories were freaky especially the last one! Why would allow 2 confident kids into your home at 2am?! Scary!

  25. Stella Cheang on Aug 13, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you Vinnie for this well research article of Black Eye Kids. They seemed to be a recent phenomenon of the west, given that the locations where they were sighted are concentrated in the USA and some parts of Europe. The BEKs are capable of using emotional blackmail to “lure” their unassuming victims into letting them into their property. Because of their malevolent nature and the fact that they are bold and aim to disturb, it is better to have protection from a protective Deities, like Dorje Shugden, Dukkar or Sengdongma and ask for help. One of the powerful mantra that can help us swiftly in times of emergency would be OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA which is the mantra of Dorje Shugden.

  26. Sharon Ong on Aug 13, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Reading this post gave me goosebumps! Bad idea to read it at such an unGodly hour. Hahaha!

    One of the things that intrigued me is the origins of these BEKs as the locations that these BEKs were reported seems to be focused in the US and England. I am wondering if the BEKs are products of some kind of dark arts like our local Toyols. The eyes of these BEKs are truly one of the spookiest things I have ever seen. Thankfully, we have our Buddhist methods to counter entities such as these.

    As spooked out as I am, I can’t help feeling sorry for them and pray that they will be liberated from such an existence.

    Thank you for such an interesting read.

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  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 06:42 PM
    According to the Buddhist teachings, we all have a unique blend of karma that determines where we are born, the circumstances of our birth and the quality of our life. Naturally, this is due to the actions that we performed in previous lives. Karma also dictates our characteristics and traits that determine how we act throughout our lives, which in turn leads to certain outcomes in this life and a determination of where we will take rebirth in the future.

    Karma, however, is not set in stone. We can change our circumstances through our own efforts – purification of karma and accumulation of merit. Tibetan astrology, based on these Buddhist principles, provides us the methods to ensure success in this life and a good rebirth in the future. Tibetan astrology can also predict what will happen to us in this life and our next rebirth based on the time of our birth.

    Discover your traits according to the Mewa, or Magical Square system of Tibetan astrology below, and find out how to purify your negative karma to improve your life!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 05:24 PM
    Very interesting:


    Radin explained in his book: “For a Western-trained academic, the mere existence of, say, telepathy would be considered supernormal and thus wildly extraordinary. But for an experienced yogi, it’s just a boringly normal minor siddhi [a Sanskrit term for a meditation attainment, or power]. A skeptical scientist, not having the benefit of thousands of hours of practice in yoga and meditation, would require repeatable, rigorously obtained experimental data showing odds against chance of a gazillion to one. The yogi merely requires his own experience.”


    Very interesting read: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2157904-supernormal-abilities-developed-through-meditation-dr-dean-radin-discusses/?sidebar=morein
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:45 PM
    Its indeed a beautiful place …..away from the city hectic life to visit and could stay over night too.Just to get away from work to relax ,get some fresh air ,do meditation and so forth .At Kechara Forest RetreatI,Bentong is where the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world situated and we can receive blessing,make offering to the Buddhas as well as enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful gardens.I have recomended my friends and relatives to visit such a beautiful place at Bentong.
    Thank you Paul Yap for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:15 PM
    Well…all pendants are beautifully designed,hand crafted to match each and every sacred images on it to suit all occasion for the wearer.I can see a lot of hard work for those involed in desgning and making of it.
    All pendants are very unique, modern, timeless and also sacred ,thats all i could describe it.Hope more people will be wearing these beautiful pendants to get connected with the Buddhas.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and Kechara’s Louise Lee for creating Dharma art in in the form of jewelry
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/timeless-and-sacred.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:41 PM
    This Mahasiddha is Kukkuripa (the dog lover). He loved dogs so much. When he meditated in the cave he had his doggie with him. She had kept him company for years in his cave. They shared bedding, food, water and company. When he gained high attainments, the Dakinis came to take him to Kechara Paradise. He was hesitant to go but the Dakinis insisted and he went with them.

    He arrived at Kechara (Paradise/Buddha abode of Heruka and Vajra Yogini) and enjoyed teachings and feasts up there and they asked him to stay longer if not forever…. But he kept thinking about his doggie left alone in the cave. He felt guilty and missed her. Kukkuripa would use his psychic powers to see his poor doggie alone and hungry waiting for him at the cave while enjoying the attention of the Dakinis and feasts. The cave was dark and had no food. The doggie had to go out and find small tiny scraps of food and was getting skinny. Kukkuripa saw this and it pained him. Worried she was not getting enough food. He use to share the offerings of food he would get from people with her. Doggie and him would delightfully eat the food together. Kukkuripa had no attachments to ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ in regards to sharing food with his dog. He had overcome this in his meditations. In ancient India, people would not co-habitate with a dog. It was considered unclean and filthy, but Kukkuripa had cast away those notions and loved his dog as she loved him. But he felt guilty to leave her alone while he was ‘enjoying’ himself in Kechara and could not stop thinking about his beloved dirty smelly dog in his cave alone…so he left Kechara Paradise and all it’s ‘delights’ for his doggie. He couldn’t abandon her. The Dakinis implored him to stay, but he was firm to return. The Dakinis said you will give up this paradise here for a mere dog???!! You can advance further in your meditations if you stay in Kechara and then help the dog later they attempted to persuade him. But Kukkuripa would not stay, he was loyal to his little dog as she had kept him company for many years in the lonely dark cave. She was loyal to him and how can he abandon her now. He couldn’t and he wouldn’t listen to the Dakinis. He left to join doggie. He never forget her companionship and loyalty. All the wonderful things in Kechara could not tempt him against his loyal friend the little doggie. He left everything for her.

    So he finally left Kechara to the Dakinis dismay and went back to his cave to be with his dog so she won’t be alone. Doggie was delighted to see her master and wagged her tail so much!! She licked him and he hugged her! She was skinnier for not eating well these few days he noticed. He fed her and hugged her and loved his doggie…He went back to his routine of meditation, receiving food offerings and sharing his food with doggie. They were happy together. One day, when he was scratching her in her favorite place and she licked him so his eyes were closed, when he opened his eyes she had suddenly turned into a Dakini shimmering with lights! The brilliance of the lights lit up the whole cave in front of Kukkuripa!! Kukkuripa was astonished to behold the splendourous lady in front of him! Of course this Dakini must be the Queen Herself he realized, as Vajra Yogini which was Kukkuripa’s main Yidam he had meditated on her for years in the cave. And She said to Kukkuripa, “Well done, you gave up paradise to be with just a dog..it shows you have given up attachements and projections of pleasant and unpleasant, now your Dakini will give you the final paradise (enlightenment)!”

    Kukkuripa attained full enlightenment blessed by Vajra Yogini by releasing the final subtle attachment to the non-existent self! After enlightenment his fame and name grew and many came to see him and he gave teachings to countless and benefitted many before he finally ascended to Kechara the second and final time. He was forever known as Kukkuripa the dog lover.

    I love him so much!!! This is one of my favorite Mahasiddhas along with Badrapa, Shantideva, Ghantapa and a few others. I wanted to share this story with you. I wanted you to know that there are many great true stories like this one about Kukkuripa that are true and can be applied to our lives. To inspire us.

    Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:29 PM
    The great and illustrious master Sonam Tsemo at the end of his life was described by an old woman who witnessed Sonam Tsemo depart. Standing on a rock at the holy spring near Sakya area known as Chumik Dzingka, his body ascended gracefully into the sky, still holding his dog. He loved his dog very much. Even today the footprints of Loppon Sonam Tsemo and the dog can be clearly seen in the rock, left for the benefit of living beings as a field from which to accumulate merit. It is a sign of a holy being when they can leave their footprints in stone for future generations to witness and make offerings on that spot to collect merits. This holy site was decorated by the great master Mantradhara Ngawang Kunga Rinchen later on. Other accounts say that he ascended from Gorum Library near Chumik Dzingka spring. A stupa containing his holy relics was erected there. Sonam Tsemo was a powerful practitioner of the Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini and at the end of his short life he ascended with his very body to Kechara paradise. He was 40 years old. Kechara is the sanksrit name of the special abode of Vajra Yogini. Those who practice Vajra Yogini to the highest level can ascend her paradise with their very bodies. Sonam Tsemo the great master of sutra and tantra was seen by an old woman flying off holding his beloved dog to ascend Kechara paradise. No one every found his body and his room was empty.
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:27 PM
    Congratulations to Mitra for his first dharma teaching in Nepali to the expats. So glad that Dorje Shugden practise can reach out to many in various languages and to different people. Mitra has done a good job in introducing Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and guided them on the benefit and iconography of Dorje Shugden.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and Dorje Shugden practise continue to grow and benefit more people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 04:15 PM
    Very clear explanation of what is Vajrayogini’s left foot stepping on. Each time when i have a look at the beautiful statue of Vajrayogini this question will comes back to me. i am glad came across these blog by chance, i saw and read to understand better.A clear explanation ..stampling left and right foot significant of desire ,hatred and ignorance that cause us to be in samsara and she she able to control.Vajrayogni’s practices is so powerful in heliping us and that is the reason Rinpoche always ask us to start now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these short explanation in the video and the interesting story of Mahadeva.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/facebook-question-what-is-vajra-yoginis-left-foot-stepping-on.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:44 PM
    Rejoice to all the families who had setup a Buddhist altar at home and conducted a house blessing puja. There are diverse benefits of conducting the house blessing puja, which ranges from bringing well-being on all levels – in one’s health, relationships, business, and family – to purifying the home. The puja ceremonies will purify the environment which helps the people who live there and people who are visiting there to experience general well-being. The puja can be personalised based on the request or need of the individual. Thank you for sharing with us the many photos of the beautiful altar of these families, it is very heartwarming to know that they will always be blessed by the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-amazing-house-blessings-by-kechara-pastors.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:24 PM
    Thank you for sharing this mindfully planned itinerary for everyone who is interested in visiting Kechara Forest Retreat. Kechara Forest Retreat has different facets that showcase different elements of spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism in this wholesale venue. One can enjoy the flora and fauna of Mother Nature, or embrace the contemporary architectures that feature many magnificent Buddha statues and authentic Himalayan decorations. Not forgetting to mention, in Kechara Forest Retreat sits the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world! This is a holy place we must never miss to pay homage for blessings from the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 01:07 PM
    金泽“财王”护法殿

    在禅修林的入口处的左边有一间小佛堂,是全天候二十四小时开放给大众的。这间佛堂的一砖一瓦都是由不同善心人士捐增的。也因为他们过后发了一笔小财,所以在大马文东,金泽护法一般被简称为“财王“。

    根据佛陀教诲,五蕴是组成众生的五个方面,分别是色、受、想、行、识。证悟者如多杰雄登能将五蕴分别化现成不同的本尊。金泽是多杰雄登“受”蕴的化现,作用是协助我们增长世俗和修行上的财富。“受”蕴是我们对愉悦或不悦感受的认知。我们执着于愉悦,避免不悦,而这正是导致我们受困和造下各种业,继而产生痛苦的因(此段原文: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102x1n6.html)

    来到这里,我们首先要上香。做生意的朋友可要趁此机会拜拜,供养一个大的莲花蜡烛,上三根大香,祈求今年一帆风顺哦。

    摘自“GO BENTONG!与菩萨有约”
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120808
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 11:02 PM
    Can’t imagine that a priest actually stabbed Pope John Paul. How can he do this when he as a priest is suppose to be compassion and love everyone but kill the religion leader. he should remember that he carries the name priest and hence must show good example and behaviour to others but instead took another person’s life.

    I respected Pope John who continued his trip even though he was injured. That shows the determination he had to teach so it can benefit others. Always put others first more than our own needs.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/pope-john-paul-stabbed-by-priest.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 08:13 PM
    It is admirable for Sine Lindholm & Mads Ulrik Husum to place their design as open source for everyone to download and copy to manufacture. This shows how farsighted they are in propelling self-sustainability. The first step is always the hardest, and I believe what Sine and Mads had done is towards the right direction. In this way, people from all the around the world who genuinely are passionate and interested in growing own vegetables will be able to start on their own. Without needing to rely on middleman or manufacturer who might end up making the brilliant idea a commercial white elephant. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 10:05 PM
    Many companies especially in overseas are very considerate and allow their employees to bring their dogs to work. I personally think that this is a very good practice where the employees no longer have to worry about leaving pets at home alone. The work environments that cultivate loving kindness, caring and compassion create a much more positive and productive place to work. Besides, it may influence everyone especially those who do not have pet to be more kind to the animals.

    Nevertheless, the employer and employees may have to work together to maintain the safe and cleanliness work place such as reduce odour, provide clean air and many others.

    Thank you for this interesting article as a reminder to us to love and be kind to animals no matter where we are.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/inside-the-worlds-most-dog-friendly-office.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 07:06 PM
    Superb idea and very creative. Home farming in the cities ! Appreciate all the hardwork and ideas to produce Growroom. It’s just like putting a big puzzle and making the whole process so much easier to plant in cities where we always have limited spaces.

    We should support more people to come up with such ideas so we can eat our own food and cultivate self sustainability.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html

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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
15 hours ago
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
17 hours ago
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
18 hours ago
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
18 hours ago
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
1 week ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
1 week ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 week ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 week ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 week ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
3 weeks ago
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
4 weeks ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
4 weeks ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 months ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
2 months ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
2 months ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
2 months ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
2 months ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
3 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
3 months ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
3 months ago
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
3 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
3 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
3 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
4 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
4 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
4 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
4 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
4 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
4 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
5 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
5 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
6 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
6 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
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    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR

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  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your question, it is good to see you back and asking more questions. Yes you are right, there are differences in the tunes and chants between the lineages. The differences can vary significantly between the traditions, for example the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is known for its extremely deep throat singing which is very powerful and is characterised by a low, booming voice, in contrast to the other traditions. Even within a particular tradition, there can be slight variations as to the manner in which the chants and tunes are performed. For example those monasteries are which are affiliated with Gyume will have one way of throat singing, where those affiliated with Gyuto will have another. As far as I am aware there is no professional sheet music for the rituals, most probably because the music is actually an integral part of the ritual itself. Therefore the music, tunes, and chants are all taught at the same time the ritual and prayers are. The tunes, and use of the instruments all have specific meanings, because they are considered to be offerings to the deities in the form of sound. The monasteries would not have copies of sheet music either, because sheet music is western practice. The use of ritual music within Tibetan Buddhism is more of one based on memory. In the Kechara organisation, the puja team was trained in such ritual instruments at the same time they learnt the particular ritual from monks from the monastery, such as the puja of Dorje Shugden. From what I saw of the training, the musical tunes, and use of instruments was not written down but taught experientially at the same time as the chanting. I have not come across any other instruments being used in pujas apart from the traditional ritual instruments, because even the instruments themselves have a specific meaning. That is not say that school instruments cannot be used. This is because, as long as the offering is sincere, the Buddhas and enlightened deities will accept it, and in turn you will generate great amounts of merit. Offerings should be made to the best of our ability, therefore if you do not have access to the ritual instruments, or do not know how to play them, but you know how to play other instruments, and use these instruments as offerings to the Buddhas during pujas, the amount of merit you generate will be the same. This is because you are sincere with your offering. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 20, 2017 10:16
    Grigoris asked: Excuse me, but I would like to ask, what does the prayer to Shangmo Dorje Putri say exactly? I can't read Tibetan, but would like to see the description that the prayer gives. I am not planning to say the prayer or make interaction(as it would be very dangerous), but would like to see what it actually says from the Tibetan text. Here's the link: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/shangmo-dorje-putri-the-bamo-of-sakya.html
    pastor answered: Dear Grigoris, Thank you for your question. Shangmo Dorje Putri is indeed a fascinating unenlightened Dharma protector. Unfortunately at the moment, we do not have a translated copy of the text in English that we can provide. The usual format for such texts, would include an invocation, making offerings to appease them, and then exhortations for them to perform their activities, possibly followed by thanking them for their help. One thing is for certain, due to the nature of Shangmo Dorje Putri her prayer is sure to include violent imagery, just like many other Dharma protectors, such as Achi Chokyi Drolma (who even though has a peaceful appearance, has a lot of violent imagery in her prayers). The reason behind the violent imagery is explained in the post about Achi Chokyi Drolma here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
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