Living Body of Hambo Lama Itygelov

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Stay pure living in this muddy sea in this dangerous and murky time…
The richness that was gained and kept madly will lose its value and will turn into
the special poison…
Having studied the material life dispassionately, begin to practice
“The Ten Good Deeds” today, without delay”

– Hambo-Lama Ityghelov

In the 20s Hambo-Lama Ityghelov warned his countrymates that very soon they would face hard times: the temples would be destroyed, and cattle would be kept in them, lamas and believers would be prosecuted, arrested, imprisoned and killed.

“But they will not be able to catch me” – said Lama. (Notes: socialistic revolution started in Russia in 1917 and red terror spread throughout the country and reached Buryat area by 1922-23)

On the 15th of June 1927 Ityghelov declared to the disciples about his decision to leave this world and ordered them to exhume his body out of the ground in 30 years and examine it. Then he asked them to start chanting a prayer “good wish to the dead” and then taking a lotus-pose had started to meditate. The disciples didn’t dare to chant the prayer to the alive teacher, and seeing them hesitating Lama started to chant it himself. The disciples had joined the chanting and continued it. After a couple of days, having made sure that the Teacher showed no signs of life, they buried him in the community’s cemetery as he ordered.

Soon, after Ityghelov had left, the mass communistic robbering of datsans started along with mass arrests of lamas and believers. Lamas and believers hid the relics, but most of the relics were destroyed or robbed by bolsheviks. In Aninsky datsan (the main datsan of Buryatia, where Lama Ityghelov spent for 20 years) the central Temple were exploded, later in its ruins the cattle slaughter-house was arranged!

In 1944 Stalin gave a permission for temples restorations and Ivolghinsky datsan was the first to be restored on that place. It became the residence of Buryatian Buddhists; believers brought there the saved books, papers and relics there.

According to the order of Lama Ityghelov, in 1955, secretly, lama XVII Pandido Hambo-Lama Darmaev accompanied by other lamas exhumed the sarcophagus with the Ityghelov’s body. After making sure that the body was in good condition, they had dressed it in new garments, put it into the wooden sarcophagus, filled with salt and put it back into the ground.

In 1973 Pandido Hambo-Lama Gomboev with other lamas had repeated the same procedure: they checked the body’s state, renewed the dressing and put it back into the ground.

On 10.09.2002 XXIV Pandido Hambo Lama Damba Ayushev with other lamas have exhumed sarcophagus and after having done special rituals moved it into Ivolghin Datsan. It took about 2-3 years to take this decision after in 2000 one lama had seen Ityghelov in the meditation, and Ityghelov asked to exhumed his body.

After the body was exhumed, it was kept under the examination and control of the best Russian experts and morbid anatomists of the leading Russian institutions. There are lots of amazing and striking comments and analysis results of different experts, who agree in one: the body of Ityghelov looks as if he died 12 hours ago: the skin is elastic, veins are movable, but only the blood became like jelly. Some of them said that touching the lama’s hands they felt that they were warmer that their own hands.

Samples of Lama’s hair (that fell from his head), some scrubbed skin particles and tiny piece of his nail were sent to Moscow for the DNA examination. After the comparison with the samples of the alive people, the stunning conclusion was made: the albumen did not change its structure, i.e. it didn’t differ from the one of the alives!

To make sure that the body was not polished or elaborated with some conserving substances (kind of mummifying), the chemical analysis were provided. The body was compared with the samples of mummies found during the archeological survey of Manezh. It has been revealed that there are no additional substances in the Ityghelov’s body.

The imperishable body of Lama Ityghelov, sitting in the lotus-pose, now is placed in Ivolghinsky Datsan, it is treated carefully and the believers are permitted to see him.

Ivolghinsky Datsan

Ivolghinsky Datsan

Leaving the body by his own desire during the deep meditation is known not only in Buddhizm (Like Buddha had implemented “parinirvana”), but also in Hinduism (mahasamadhi) and some other ancient religions.

Comment of Dalai-Lama: “Real lama is capable to leave his body during the deep meditation. The meditation may last for years and years. The example is the northern Buryatian lama who is still staying in the deep meditation for many years”.

It is interesting that Buddha Shakyamuni himself used to mention that his study will have its second breath in the very north of its area (which is actually Buryatia, the Northest Buddhists nation). The fact that in Buryatia (in Eghituisk Datsan) they keep the rarest Buddha’s lifetime statue aged up to 2500 years supports this idea.

Translated by Fata D’Oro

Source: http://www.fatadoro.com/Articoli-Sketch/Lama-Ityghelov.html

 


 

Buddhism

Buddhism came to Zabaikalie in the form of lamaism from Mongolia and Tibet in the middle of the 17th century when 100 Mongolian and 50 Tibetan monks settled here. Their active campaign to introduce the new religion to the shamanists was supported by the Buryat aristocracy and Tsar Administration. In 1741 Buddhism was recognized as one of the national religions of Russia. The Gelukpa school was the most common, its founder being Tsonkhava, the reformer of Tibetan Buddhism.

By the end of the 19th century several of the world’s ancient sacred objects delivered from Tibet and India were kept in Buryatia. Among them there was a huge metal statue of Buddha Maidari, Sandal Buddha statue, canonic book “Ganzhur” of 113 volumes and Danzhur of 300 volumes. They contained encyclopedic manuscript of medieval Buddhist teachings in philosophy, medicine, logics, linguistics, astrology and other fields of knowledge. There were also unique medical «Chzhud Schi” and «Vaidurya-onbo», and the only full copy of “Atlas of Tibetan Medicine” of the two preserved in the world. Today the copy of the Atlas is restored and translated into Russian language and stored in the Museum of History of Buryatia.

Buddhists temples became universities where Tibetan, Mongolian languages, Sanskrit, “Five Big Sciences”(religious philosophy, Grammar, Tibetan and Mongolian medicine, technology of arts and craft) and “Five Small Sciences” (poetry, stylistics, metrics, dances and music, astrology) were studied. Buddhist temples used secret rituals, Tsam mystery being one of them.

There were highly educated people among Buddhist clergy. Agvan Dorzhiev, the teacher of Dalai Lama XIII was one of them. With his initiative in 1915, the first Buddhist temple in Europe was built in Saint Petersburg. Brothers Badmaev’s successful medical practice of Tibetan medicine was highly appraised by Russian emperor Alexander the Third. Thanks to their activity and to Agvan Dorzhiev, Tibetan medicine spread in Russia. In 40’s-80’s years of the last century a graduate of Buddhist medical school of Atsagat Buddhist temple Galdan Lenkhoboev contributed greatly to the preservation and development of Tibetan medicine. Today, Tibetan medicine is developing with the government support.

Buddhist clergy is actively working towards Buddhism revival. Old Buddhist temples are being restored, the new ones are being built, Buddhist stupas, symbolic models of the Universe, are being set up in many places all over the region. The Buddhist traditional Sangkha of Russia is a member of the World Brotherhood of Buddhists with the centre of Russian Buddhists located in Buryatia. There is one of Sangkha’s institutions of higher education – Buddhist Institute “Dashi-Choinkhorlin” where young people from many regions of Russia come to study. In 1979, the Head of Buddhists of the world – His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV visited Buryatia.Buddhism is one of the most interesting pages in the history of Buryatia that attracts growing attention. Tourists can visit Buddhist temples, go on tours, consult Tibetan emchi lamas (monks practicing oriental medicine), monks astrologists, buy medicine and religious things and order prayers.

 

Lama Itygelov

The name of Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itygelov is known to every Buddhist in the world. There hasn’t been a scientific explanation found to explain his phenomenon yet.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Lama Itygelov was a Khambo Lama, head of Buddhists of Russia. In 1927, being a high rank jogine, he reached the state of Nirvana. Then he was placed into a wooden sarcophagus and buried seating in meditation. The burial place was kept secret by lamas. In 2002, he was taken out of the ground, in accordance with his will, and placed in the Ivolginsky Buddhist temple.

The event caused sensation in the world. Many studies made for the last several years by famous scientists and research institutes of Russia have shown that the physical characteristics of the body and the brain of lama Itygelov are similar to that of a living body. The Lama is still sitting in mediation posture, his body being warm and soft. He perspires but doesn’t lose weight. He doesn’t need any support and it seems that he gets charged from some energy sources. Scientists believe that the body is in the state unknown to science.

Buddhists believe that in the Itygelov’s body there is Buddha’s spirit and the lama is alive. Buddhists have several versions of Itygelov’s phenomenon.

Lama Itygelov’s body has been enshrined in the middle of the prayer hall for people to come and worship

Dalai Lama the XIV expressed his opinion that Itygelov had gone into a deep meditation but his finest form of consciousness “namshi” is still present in his body. Bogdo Gegen Khalkha Dzhetsun Damba Rimpoche thinks that Itygelov managed to reach the state of imperishable body, as a result of tantric practice, and having left it stopped the reincarnation circle and his consciousness left for the highest spheres. Ganzhur lama Radnaev, vice principle of the Buddhist Institute “Dashi-Cjoinkhorlin”, said that Itygelov’s consciousness might be in the constant movement and keeps contact with his body.

Great number of people from different countries makes pilgrimage to the body and spirit of Lama. People believe that touching his hand or clothes makes wonders and may change life for the better and protect from troubles. A temple designed by Itygelov himself was built to have better access to the body.

In 2005 a manuscript written by Itygelov was found where he forecasted his arrival and revival of Buddhism. His last foretelling has come true.

In the burial place, Khukhe-Zurkhen, a Buddhist stupa has been constructed. In Ulan-Ude there is the Institute of Khambo Lama Itygelov, whose activity is aimed at studying the phenomenon of imperishable body and determining the importance of the event for the world’s history and Buddhist teaching.

Source: http://www.baikaltravel.ru/en/buryatia/religion/buddhism/
 

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  1. Anne Ong on Feb 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This lama is definitely one or otherwise a living Buddha! Still sitting in mediation posture and his body being warm and soft. He perspires but doesn’t lose weight for so long. Imagine that! This article is very interesting, I just couldn’t believe it when I was reading it. This is really amazing! Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this very interesting article! _/\_ 🙂

  2. Paul Yap on Aug 4, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I believe that Lama Itygelov consciousness has left to a higher state while the physical body still in meditation. High Lamas like Lama Itygelov has the ability to control their death and foretold the future. His body will be a very precious relic and object for pilgrimage and offerings benefiting many more.

  3. Datuk May on Jul 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Amazing to know that Buddhism was revered in Russia and in 1741 was recognised as one of the National Religions of Russia.

    Great Buddhist Lamas are said to be in deep meditation for decades and is so proven by the living body of Hambo Lama Itygelov.

    Powerful and true history of Buddhism.

  4. john kennedy on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    http://pchandrasena.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-dead-who-defy-decay.html

    It’s an interesting article. Maybe you’ll enjoy this blog.

  5. Andrzej Jendryka on Mar 21, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Please help lama itygelov. You know.

  6. Jacinta Goh on May 17, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Wow, wow, wow… Simply amazing, Rinpoche. This Lama (with my folded hands) really living proof of Buddhism to this day! Usually I heard of Lama entering Tukdam (death meditation) and body not decomposing although clinically proven dead and then only left the body after several days after BUT this Lama…

    still sitting in mediation posture and his body being warm and soft. He perspires but doesn’t lose weight and it’s for YEARS. Imagine that!

    The greatest of all, by virtue of his BODY, this Lama still benefiting people by generating faith among the people. A revival of Buddhism in that area, just as he had prophesied.

  7. Edward Ooi on Apr 28, 2014 at 12:10 am

    There are many things in the Buddhism that can’t be explained by science, just like some things are meant to be left unknown. If all mysteries are being understand then there will be no more mysteries in this world. My question to Rinpoche is that, is it possible for a highly attained guru’s mind to travel back into his dead body?

  8. moses on Feb 25, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    This is not a miracle this process is simply called selfmummyfication which begins like this first go for a call of nature empty your stomach make your stomach fully empty after that take a fast only with the help of water till death, this process is called selfmummyfication and this isnt a miracle even you can do this. To know more go to the internet and type self mummyfication process. Thankyou.

  9. nidup on Feb 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    This is self mummyfication the process of self mummyfication is just drink only water but dont eat any food like this the dehydration process will start in the body and after death also body remains without any decay. There is no any miracle. Read more about self mummyfication on the internet just type’self mummyfication process’.

  10. sarahyap on Mar 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Wow… truly amazing! I mean it is beyond a normal person’s understanding on how this Lama’s body can stay so alive after he has entered clear light for 30 years… and have it proven scientifically!

    It reminded me of Khensur Rinpoche, when He entered clear light, His body remained in death meditation and did not have any sign of decomposition. http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/h-e-kensur-rinpoche-jetsun-jampa-yeshe-1928-2011.html

  11. Joy on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:45 am

    This is proof to us all the highly attained beings do exist in this world. This lama is definitely one or otherwise a living Buddha! These enlightened beings show us that if we really are practicing the Dharma, these are just some of the side benefits…. one is able to control one’s mind and body and remain in meditation for a long time even after clinically confirmed dead. It is also proof that the mind does continue and the theory of a God and just having one life is false truth. How can we go on to think there is a one God that creates everything and except for a certain group of people, e.g Buddhist, everyone else have one life. That is not logically when time and time again we hear of such phenomena. Just think. Even at his state, being clinically dead, body still in the lotus position, this lama is still giving Dharma teachings to everyone that comes across this article or who visits to witness or pay homage. The teaching I get from seeing this Lama is the nature of impermanence, the true nature of the mind, the fact that it continues and that we can really be in control if we practice well and gain realisations.

  12. edward ooi on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    It’s very interesting how after Lama Itygelov have passed away for 86years now and Lama Itygelov’s body is still in a beautiful condition and the scientists proofed that other than the blood of Lama Itygelov, the body is same as normal living peoples. And when the move the body of Lama Itygelov to the temple the body didn’t get damaged. AMAZING!

  13. Adrian Cho on Dec 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    This is so Amazing and miracle, that proven for highly tantric practice, it really can deep meditation just leave like this and the body still alive. This is really interested story 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post to us.

  14. lewkwanleng on Dec 11, 2012 at 5:52 am

    There are many phenomenas which cannot be explained by science and this is one of them. Another phenomena which amazed me a lot is the death meditation which many lamas did before they passed away and their body also didn’t decompose despite the heat and humid.

    In Wat Muang, the temple with the largest Buddha in Thailand, there is also an undecaying body of Ajarn Kasem, the previous abbot. (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/largest-buddha-in-thailand.html)

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing such beautiful story to inspire me!

  15. Yoke Fui on Jun 20, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Another proof of ” mind over matter”.

    Till the present day, scientists still can’t find the measurement for mental energy, can’t figure out what is mind. They think mind is the brain, therefore various teats and researches had been conducted on the brain in the hope of finding the mind !

    Buddhism understands the mind, teaches us how to control and transform our mind. What a far cry from all the scientific researches !

    Lama Itygelov is a testament of what one can achieve with mind training.May his example inspire more to go on the spiritual journey.

  16. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 7, 2011 at 2:03 am

    There are still miracles like this in our degenerate age. So lets not let go of our chance to get some essence from our precious human life. I never think buddhism defy science, it just that science has not caught up in its methods to measure the results of Buddhist practise.

  17. Lim Tin Nee on Jul 6, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for posting this blog on Lama Itygelov. To me ,the Lama ,a Bodhisattva,has remained in his imperishable body to convince the world ,especially the skeptics, the teachings of Buddha. Out of compassion, the Lama has used his skill ,The highest tantric practice ,to remain in that state to bring people to the Buddhadharma in this degenerate age . the Lama is an embodiment of bodhicitta. To most people ,seeing is believing.
    Lama Itygelov has the omniscience of a Buddha He predicted what was going to happen to him n his followers ,the destruction of the Buryat area n the subsequent revival of Buddhism.
    I hope the many baffled scientists mystified by this phenomenon n studying the case now, willbe the cause for the spread of Buddha’s teaching.

  18. Lim Tin Nee on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you for posting this blog on Lama Itygelov. To me,this high lama, a Bodhisattva,has remained in his imperishable body to convince skeptics the teachings of Buddha. It is out of compassion, the lama has used his skill to remain in that state to bring people to the Buddhadharma in this degenerate age. The Lama is an embodiment of bodhicitta. He has chosen to remain in the death meditation for so long because to most people, seeing is believing.

  19. henry ooi on Jun 20, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Scientists cannot explain this nor reenact this in a controlled environment. I wonder why scientists do not do their best to unravel this ‘mystery’?

    To me, it shows that deep meditation by highly evolved beings do make the mind control the body. In this case, maybe the mind is still hovering around and may move on to a controlled rebirth and continue benefiting when the time is right.

  20. Klara Morakova on Jun 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    This is amazing, thank you.I saw in Italy, in the Christian monastery the same thing…:-)

  21. Lester Lim on Jun 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    My respect! Reminds me of the relic of the Sixth Patriarch of the Chan/Zen school in China.

  22. Carmen Koo on Jun 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Another amazing story where the philosophies of Buddhism has once again left the explanation of science speechless. Before this, being a science student, I used to only believe in theories and explanations of science, because for me, I believe only when proven. But stories like these, and alot of other phenomena that exists within Buddhism has left me with another question… Can Science really explain everything?

    This article is very interesting, I just couldn’t believe it when I was reading it. I was simply stunned. Buddhist Lamas are very compassionate…for the sake of our believes and need of evidence, to convince sceptics, Buddhist Lamas go to every extent to make us question our own minds and make us contemplate deeper, have greater believe and fatih in the philosophies, practices and power of the Buddhadharma, when one’s practices are pure and correct, shunned from the 8 wordly concerns.

    Thank you for sharing this story, dear Rinpoche.

    Carmen.

  23. patsy on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Wow this is amazing!!! Even scientists cant find a reason to this amazing phenomena. The power of the mind is just amazing. It shows that high tantric practitioners like Lama Itygelov with deep mediatation can achieved this attainments, showing us this miraculous powers for the benefit of all beings. It will bring people to have faith in the Buddhadharma.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this with us.

  24. yoke fui on Jun 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Buddhas & Bodhisattvas use all means to teach and benefit us.

    Lama Itygelov used his “death” to teach and instill faith in us. He is truly the embodiment of the Three Jewels !

  25. So Kin Hoe on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this valuable blog. It opens my mind with the strength of Tantric power, Dharma and deep meditation uphold by Lama Itygelov.

  26. shelly tai on Jun 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Shelly Tai on Jun 15,2011 at 1pm
    Is amazing to see this, what deep meditation can do to our body how powerful of this type of meditation. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story with us .

  27. ngeowchin on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Many years ago, I read a quote from a prominent personality ( a scientist or philosopher, i can’t remember )who said that if he was to choose a religion it would have to be Buddhism because it works.
    The phenomenon of Lama Itygelov is another testimonial of the efficacy of Buddha’s teachings and instructions when practiced at the highest level.
    Such spiritual accomplishment ,scientifically verified will inspire and increase faith in all Buddhist followers in this 21st century. I hope to visit the temple where he is enshrined to pay homage.

  28. Mic on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Amazing! Well, this is even more advance than mummification, no pyramid needed, no embalming process like the ancient Egyptian and the body temperature is still remained.
    But will he come back alive if he was in deep meditation?????

  29. Uncle Eddie on Jun 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Just before Lama Itygelov left this world for nirvana, he asked his disciples to start chanting a prayer “good wish to the dead”. After taking a lotus-pose and seeing that the disciples daren’t chant to a still alive teacher, he himself started to chant it himself. Then only the disciples joined in for a couple of days chanting until the teacher has passed out. Leaving the body by his own desire during deep meditation is said be a known fact not only in Buddhism (like our Lord Buddha had implemented “Parinirvana”) But also in Hinduism, and some other ancient religions. This is supported by our Dalai Lama’s comment, “Real Lama is capable to leave his body during the deep meditation. The meditation may last for years and years. The example is the northern Buryatian Lama who is still staying in the deep meditation for many years.” This event is reported to have caused sensation around the world and there hasn’t been a scientific explaination found to explain this phenomenon yet it seems! Many grateful thanks to our Rinpoche for such valuable, important, useful and amazing revelation.

  30. Sgcawaii on Jun 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche, i had been curious about the Buddhism in the European Region, realised that theres Buddhism developing and progressing there from the Boryuts? Georgia of Kalmykia is added into my must visit country in the near future.Once i even came across a temple website in moscow with webcam in the main shrine ! Ha Ha!

  31. Datuk May on Jun 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    The Buddhas never give up. Buddhas will use all ways to show us the Ultimate Truth, with the Dharma, manifestations of great Lamas who will untiringly teach us. Yet because of our ignorance, laziness and ego we do not listen as we think of self absorbing pleasures and comforts.

    We, sentient beings truly are losers, not to live in the Dharma and make purposeful use of this precious human life.

    Thank you, Lama Itygelov for teaching us even in death. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

  32. Sharon Saw on Jun 14, 2011 at 1:25 am

    This amazing phenomenon is inexplicable by science which means that it is NOT the salt that is preserving the body of this Lama. The fact is that the body is still warm and is sitting upright without support, which is not caused by any amount of salt. The only logical explanation is that this is proof of the Lama’s attainments, and is something that is not unusual in high Lamas.

    Thank you for sharing. I hope this true story will make people sit up and open up their minds to possibilities beyond our limited perceptions.

  33. MK on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thanks for this wonderful posting on highly attained Lama. Woul like to share something interesting that slightly relates to this post.

    A few years back, a documentary was shown on Discovery Channel reg. Mumified Shingon Monk of Japan (Rev. KuuKai) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokushinbutsu)

  34. Sgcawaii on Jun 13, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Rinpoche i always been reading about Buddhism in Russia, and Georgia of Kalmykia (love the flag of theirs)is one of my wanted visit list for Buddhist tour!

  35. David Lai on Jun 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    What an attained Lama! Well, all Lamas are amazing for being upholders of the Dharma. This Lama is amazing for displaying Tantric power after his passing and in that way, he upholds the Dharma. I believe, such abilities are not unusual in Tibet and Mongolia of old. Tantra has particular power to bestow such supernatural abilities. His holy remains and scientific investigation will serve to give credibility to Tantric meditation and practice for today’s people. Having faith in Tantra, Lama and Dharma will ease many people along their spiritual journeys.

  36. Jace Chong on Jun 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this amazing true story.

    Our perceptions towards things happened in the world are rather shallow, there’s a lot of amazing thing out there which even the scientist can’t explain. Never say never, there are still lots of possibilities for human to explore.

    I read a Chinese article about a matching of science theories with ancient Buddhist teachings, it’s very interesting that there’s nothing to prove a single thing from what Buddha said is wrong, and it’s getting more and more similarity between Buddhism and latest science development.

    I believe there are more “miracles” coming, stay tuned everyone!!

  37. Frederick Law on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    this is certainly an amazing story and discovery. i think the lesson in this story is that, in this degenerate time, when people start to drift away from religion, and started to get close with Dharma and Guru, or to heed the advice, due to the ego, and samsara world that blinded us to see clearly what is coming, because of this many High Lamas and Guru manifest sickness and even death on them self to show us what is about to happen, and it is this compassion that many miracles and extraordinary things happen, to show us that sometimes through religion and Guru advice which can turn our life around if we believe in religion and the Guru. this is just my humble opinion, i maybe wrong. 🙂

  38. Lim Han Nee on Jun 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this amazing account(with the hard evidence of pictures) of a great Master who has manifested an imperishable body, so that the Dharma will remain alive in this degenerate age.

    The fact that Lama Itgelov was able to declare ahead of time that his body was to be exhumed thirty years from its being placed in a sarcophagus for burial, showed that this Holy Being, out of great compassion, was going to manifest miraculous and wondrous things for the benefit of all beings.

    Thus, when his body was exhumed thirty years later and found to be intact, as though he had died only twelve hours before, he was already showing that he was using his body to send home the Truth in a tangible form, of what lord Buddha taught over 2500 years ago. The Mind is the creator of all our experiences and the forms we will take in all rebirths. The state of mind of ultimate inner peace that we can cultivate (Lama Itygelov shows us), can also determine that we can control our death and rebirth and eventually get out of samsara and suffering.

    Being the Bodhisattva that he is, he allows access of his body to people of simple minds and simple faith, who believe that touching his body will change their lives for the better and bless them to overcome the obstacles of their daily life.

    I prostrate in body, speech and mind to this great and kind Lama.

  39. Peter on Jun 13, 2011 at 6:43 am

    But doesn’t salt serve as a ocnservative? A kind of salt (natron) was used as a conservative for Egyptian mummies too. The colour of the skin makes me believe that the conservation of the body is a result of the use of salt during the burial.

    Kunzang Dorje

  40. Gim Lee on Jun 13, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this blog. This will definitely benefits people who are not so convince of Lamas’ ability to control their own death and performing miracles… this is really amazing as it is confirmed by independent party, the Russian scientists.

  41. Paul Yap on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:21 am

    This is so amazing! Even scientist can’t explain this extra ordinary phenomenon. The understanding of mind in Buddhism is far more advance than science

  42. Phoebe chong on Jun 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Wow…. This really amazing !! Thank you rinpoche sharing this from this has proven anything could happen.

  43. Margaretlee on Jun 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Buddhism is really a living religion.

    I believe even scientists are scratching their heads to understand how this state of body is possible. But highly attained lamas demonstrated what to do and how to achieve it to the rest of world, budhhism is never just a legendary story, it is a living proof of science and religion.

    A corpse of lama Itygelov who had gained complete realizations remained mysteriously alive-looking 30 years later after being exhumed, he specifically asked his students to exhume his body for a reason, to show to the world that when we really engage in higher tantric practice and meditation, and with pure guru devotion and holding all the vows, enlightenment is achievable.

    I am hoping one day I will have the greaat fortune to visit Ivolghinsky Datsan.

  44. ysng on Jun 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Most may not have the merits to see buddha’s , but thank goodness we still have the merits to see the results of the practice of these high lama’s. Many people with lack of merits may still put doubt , even though they are hardly scientists themselves.. May many more lamas manifests these miracles so that they may put to rest any further doubts .. There is a whole other world that we have yet to explore. We need to look beyond the illusion we have created for ourselves. There is a better place to be. And when we get there , we can show everyone else how to get there. I rejoice in the eternal bliss that Lama Itygelov is residing in now.

  45. ck liew on Jun 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Dear Rinpoche ,

    Thank you for thid amazing story about this great lama. Didnt even know such place even existed ! I do wonder why this lama manifest such ability ? is it to “convince” his follower ?

    actually this is not the 1st time i saw this , in some documentary film i saw sometime back there is another monk from thailand manifested the same ability as well. But that monk wasnt as long as this Lama , but it is still amazing why their body wont decay.

    They must have done some very powerful practice and meditation to enable them to do something like of this nature. Some really high attained lama and monks really can perform supernatural feats.

    Thanks again !!!

  46. Ethan Chu on Jun 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! This is amazing!!! Lama Itygelov has proven that with deep practice and meditation and high tantric is able to achieve that. It of course requires a lot of practice, unbroken samaya & vows, guru devotion and dedication. Wonderful!

  47. Dee Dee Quah on Jun 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    So mystical & amazing …

  48. JP on Jun 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    It’s amazing how the body is still alive after all these years. I’m surprised why there is no extensive media coverage on this phenomenon. Nevertheless, I believe that there are many things out there that can happen or exist of which we are ignorant.

    This article will blow the minds of all skeptics. I would like to visit this temple one of these days and bring all my skeptic friends. hehe.

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us the endless possibilities out there.

    Love,
    JP

    • Andrzej Jendryka on Mar 21, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Please help me lama itygelov. You know.

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  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 12:16 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and I was touched by this story very much. I personally think that this faithful dog must has very close karmic connection with its owner and it know that the owner is died. Furthermore, animals are very sensitive to our energies and mind states. So, if we are loving kindness and compassion, they can feel our love and care.

    As such, we must treat the animals like humans too. Not to harm them because humans can be reborn as animals and animals can be reborn as humans. We have to accept that humans and animals are interconnected and just like a family.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 11:49 PM
    Spiritual practice is definitely much more than doing good for others. When we practice “spirituality” without religion and from our own understanding, how sure are we that we are on the right track? When we practice spiritual with the guide of religion, we will certain progress and much easily to attain higher levels. Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/can-we-just-be-spiritual-but-not-religious.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 10:56 PM
    When we truly love and care for another being like a family, whether this other being is a dog or cat, a child or a stranger, it will break our heart when it is gone. Many people may not be capable of this emotion towards a pet but as we evolved, we will realize we are capable to develop such feelings for animals. It is common in the west to have pets cemetery because of this reason. Thank you for this article, Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/why-losing-a-dog-can-be-harder-than-losing-a-relative-or-friend.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 03:09 PM
    Interesting info and article about werewolves. I never knew about its origins and the various wolves existence until I read this. I have thus far know about werewolves only from the movies and the famous twilight show. But one thing I noticed from the articles is the gruesome manner in killing the person (or suspected werewolves). Some were cursed to be a werewolves. There just so much anger, violence and killing in the whole process, which probably the reason why werewolves are known to kill and hurt human and other animals.

    Anyway, whether we believe the existence of werewolf is true or not, I believe that there are other forms of beings in world. And we should not handle or deal with other beings with violence and anger.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html#comment-744320
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 03:38 PM
    Trolls are assiociates as beings of Scandinavian folklore.A large number of different mythological creatures continue to live on in Scandinavian folklore.They have different shapes,habitat and filthy features . There are also numerous tales of trolls told and retold.Trolls are also believed to have the magigal powers, which were folktales ,posses capabilities that are beyond human .What ever it was a remnant of a long-lost reality for sure. I do believe that there’s a very high chance trolls had existed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,i do enjoyed all the stories in these article even though it just folk tales.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-hidden-nature-of-trolls.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
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    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:11 PM
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    Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds part 2 – (focus topic: Eight Great Charnel Grounds)

    At one time there was a god by the name of Rudra who was originally part of Mahadeva’s retinue. He was a very fierce being who also had many of his own consorts. Together with his consorts he began to oppress sentient beings, and promoted violence and unethical behaviour. At that time, Heruka once again arose, and in a dance of great compassionate wrath, liberated Rudra and his consorts from their physical bodies, sending their minds to pure lands. The places where Rudra’s body parts fell became charnel grounds. …read more by clicking the following link:

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/twenty-four-holy-places-eight-great-charnel-grounds.html

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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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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!
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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!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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Read this as it will be interesting
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
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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
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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
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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
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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