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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

    Please help lama itygelov. You know.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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’.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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…:-)

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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 !

  24. 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.

  25. 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 .

  26. 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.

  27. 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?????

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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)

  33. 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!

  34. 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.

  35. 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!!

  36. 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. 🙂

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. 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

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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 !!!

  45. 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!

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

    So mystical & amazing …

  47. 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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  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 09:46 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this contest to create awareness on the plight of our dinner, before they ended up on our plate. The meat that ended up on our dinner plates are not some chemically produced lifeless “thing”. They are animals who have feelings, can feel pain and suffer a great deal under unhygienic environment, probably able to feel more than us for that matter. This is a fact. We should not ignore it and blindfold our conscious by pretending that the meat we are consuming led a happy life and died peacefully before they ended up on our plate. Do our part by contributing to less suffering for the animals. Go vegetarian.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/win-a-manjushri-statue.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 09:23 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 05:52 PM
    The Tibetan government in exile in North India (CTA) has in their laws and charters that if you practice Dorje Shugden as your spiritual path:

    1. You are not allowed in Tibetan hospitals.
    2. Your children are not allowed in Tibetan schools.
    3. You may not join in community events in the refugee communities throughout India.
    4. You may not work in any jobs provided by Tibetan govt even if you are qualified within India.
    5. You are not allowed to attend any public talks by the Dalai Lama even secular in nature. You are checked for ID at the door claiming it’s for security.
    6. They restrict your travel by taking extra lengths to complicate issuing you proper papers.
    7. During public speeches, they denigrade the deity Dorje Shugden in order to have public opinion turned against those who practice Dorje Shugden.
    8. They create videos, documentaries and books ‘advertising’ Dorje Shugden as a bad deity. But they call this ‘advice’ only. They allocate much needed funds towards materials with ‘evidence’ that Dorje Shugden is harmful. What kind of government fund campaigns against a particular religion?
    9. They bar/expel you from from entering monasteries based on the fact you practice Dorje Shugden.
    10. Because they have received international pressure and was embarassed, they do not directly restrict you from the practice of Dorje Shugden but produce materials to speak against this faith isolating individuals who continue from the community.
    11. They have smear campaigns funded by the CTA’s Dept of Information & International Relations on social media to destroy the reputation of certain Tibetan teachers who continue to practice Dorje Shugden.
    12. They villify Dorje Shugden practitoners as people who are against Tibetan freedom, Tibetan culture and conveniently called them China spies and violent. This is part of their campaign. Why would China pay anyone to pray to Dorje Shugden? I do not know about others, but I receive no payment for my spiritual practice of Dorje Shugden from any individual, organization or government. I am accused of this as a smear campaign to silence me. But prove clearly that I receive payment from any govt or organization for my practice of Dorje Shugden. If you cannot prove it but continue to say so, then it’s an organized smear campaign from the Dept of Information & International Relations of the CTA in Dharamsala for what they see as defiance when it’s really religious freedom.
    13. Tibetan government in exile has been known to encourage the crowd to harm Dorje Shugden practitioners by posting ‘wanted’ posters of well known and defiant Dorje Shugden practitoners in the 24 refugee communities throughout India.
    14. Whatever donations, gifts, items, help given to the Tibetan govt, their hospitals, Monasteries, schools, individuals by Dorje Shugden practitioners prior to the ban against Dorje Shugden in 1996 has not been refunded or returned. Many Dorje Shugden practitioners including myself have made substantial donations to many sectors of the Tibetan refugee communities and monasteries and all items and monies have not been returned. If Dorje Shugden practitioners are bad, why keep their donations and gifts but restrict their presence?

    I have nothing against Tibet, Tibetans or His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In fact I wish His Holiness long life and health always. I have never said in speech or print any negative word against His Holiness the Dalai Lama. But this ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners is unfair, undemocratic and against human rights. It must be addressed, revoked and removed. It is creating a huge rift within Tibetan communities where we need to be united to preserve our culture, religion and way of life around the world. Whether an individual wishes to practice Dorje Shugden or not is up to the individual, but there should be no restrictions or prejudice created by CTA for engaging in this practice. Now in the 21st century, only in the Tibetan communities lead by CTA, there is heavy religious discrimination. But some find it hard to believe because it does not match the reputation of the Dalai Lama in which the CTA is under. If there is no ban and systematic controlled and funded tyranny against Dorje Shugden practitioners like myself, why should I speak up or say these things? I have no gains to speak up if it was not true. There are thousands of other individuals who can attest to all I have said and much proof to find even on the internet. This systematic tyranny against the fundamental human right of religious choice to practice Dorje Shugden must stop before it creates more damage to individuals and groups and at the same time bringing down the reputation of the CTA or Tibetan govt in exile headquartered in Dharamsala, North India as backward and tyrannical.

    Tsem Rinpoche
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  • sonnytan
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 01:37 PM
    sonny tan on Jan 23, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    Hello jeff Weegee, you came here to insult our guru and claimed that he gets monetary support from China without any documentary,evidential, bullet proof and solid evidence. In the eyes of the learned criminal court judges this statement itself is very defamatory and you can be sued for character assasination and defamation. However, you are not very smart enough thinking that by coming here and abusing our kind guru’s nature and forgiving heart with such nonsensical unproven lies he will not institute further action. It only means that you wantonly and deliberately wants to hurt my guru’s good name thinking that by saying the above he will not retaliate but I beg to differ as you will never know what his students have in store for people of loose characters. We may not be as forgiving as our guru because you intentionally wants to ruin my guru’s reputation and that itself is an urgent call for us to defend him when viciously attacked. We will vehemently pursue such unproven accusations without repose and put to rest all these once and for all and eventually let justice prevails
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 22. 2017 06:05 PM
    Yes it is time to worry for sure if we are not doing anything to protect our earth , environment and animals .There’s the threat that climate change will do more harm.One recent study found that as temperatures rise over the next century.Marine life of dolphins , leatherback sea turtles and so forth are affected .Sooner or later they will be extnct due to global warming. .Scientists discovered environmental pollution can cause human fertility.
    Human activity, including over fishing, unsustainable agriculture, a dramatic loss in natural habitats, and—of course—climate change are to be blamed. Hence it is indeed a time to worry and put in more effort to protect our environment and earth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this informative article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/is-it-time-to-worry.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 22. 2017 03:27 PM
    The global warming has become alarming and at risks. Arctic drilling could speed up global warming and harm endangered wildlife in the Arctic. Its good that former US President Obama ban offshore drilling untill 2022. Even though this ban only last for five years it is at least protected. With the new President Trump ,i do hope he won’t withdrew global effort to reduce fossil fuel emission and hoping that more people are aware of what happening to the arctic .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and videos too.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/offshore-drilling-in-arctic-banned.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2017 08:47 PM
    It is very sad that the effect of pollution and rubbish is getting worse. All of us are living in this world and have the responsibilities to take care of our environment. We can stop all this by starting from our self. Always be mindful, throw rubbish in the right place and use more recycle items.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2017 08:33 PM
    Kaizen practise is a good method to start training our mind to push ourselves and do something new everyday for 1 minute. Because it start with 1 minute, we would not have reason to not do it. Once we started to learn something new and continuously doing it, we will get use to and improve it further.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-one-minute-method-for-overcoming-laziness.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 10:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and compassion and also the support team to have this short prayer translated into Tibetan language. This is great to let more people from different countries and races to read this wonderful prayer to Dorje Shugden.

    May everyone be blessed by Dorje Shugden and able to meet a qualified guru to learn and practice dharma for the benefit of others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-prayer-to-dorje-shugden-tibetan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 08:33 PM
    Beautiful, inspiring and so touching story…. of Alvaro Munera a former bullfighter. He is a real hero who learned his lesson through reason and thinking.That is really great of him and even campaigning against bullfighting.He accepted his faith and realized that animals do have feelings too.Not to harm them but to protect them.
    Thank you Rinpoche foe sharing such a touching story
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/do-not-miss-this-so-touching.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 07:50 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing Its alarming that plastic pollution has already reached deep oceans which has negatively affecting deep sea animals.The researchers found inside the deep sea animals were polyester, nylon and acrylic.That is bad enough causing ingestion in deep sea animals, such as sea cucumbers, hermit crabs and squat lobsters .Sooner or later they are becoming extinct due to all these plastic pollution. Deep sea animals have the freedom to live too. Do hope all of us take responsibility to care for the environment. Attitude and educating ourselves and sharing with others on the best and safest ways of disposal of rubbish will be wonderful.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 04:33 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. It is so sad to learn about the negative impact of our human lifestyle and usage on the animals living in deep sea. Nothing on this Earth can escape our influence because we are a member and a crucial one for all intent and purposes, of this big ecosystem call Earth. I hope through these discoveries and learning, it will awaken our conscious to do something to preserve Earth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html#comments
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 04:21 PM
    It is wonderful to learn about the Yayasan Kechara Indonesia team’s effort in fundraising by conquering Mt Rinjani. It is also very meaningful to find out the members of this hike overcome personal and physical limitation to reach the peak. “…thinking Instead of just letting life throw random challenges at me, I should go ahead and provide myself with truly meaningful challenges.” Rejoice and well done! Thank you for this sharing, Valentina.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/guess-what-we-did-on-mt-rijani.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 12:28 AM
    Taking baby steps to train up our consistency and persistency is really a cool innovation from the traditional “cold turkey” approach. Since this is a trust and proven method, we should give it a try and conquer one of our limitation. Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-one-minute-method-for-overcoming-laziness.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 12:22 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. Great to be informed of this alternative that deters insects and rodents from getting too intimate with us. The smell of mint is really nice and it has many benefits to our human body too. Hence, it will be a good idea to add mint leaves into our grocery shopping list.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/try-this-to-repel-insects-in-your-house.html

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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! 

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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
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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
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Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
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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
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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?
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Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
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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
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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
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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
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It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
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Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
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Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
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High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
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༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
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Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
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More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
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All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
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This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
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Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
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Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
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His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
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Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
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Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Don\'t you love her bag? She\'s stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't you love her bag? She's stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
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Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
Sent from Samsung tablet.
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Sent from Samsung tablet.
We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it\'s traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it's traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
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