For Elizabeth regarding Vajra Yogini Mandalas

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(June 17, 2011)

 

Dear Elizabeth, I have recorded a message on video for you. Please see the above. I wish you well and tremendous success in your practice.

 

This is from a old thangka of Vajra Yogini with Her holy image in the centre which is fine instead of Bam letter.

This is the more commonly used form which is with the Bam in the centre. Also without the Ban and just white (moon disc) is fine. I would use something like this for self initiation purposes personally…

 

This is another modern one of having Her sacred image in the centre.

 

This is a very old thangka ( I do not own) of Sacred Vajra Yogini within Her mandala three dimensional. I thought I’d include it here for you to have a visual blessing.

 

This is the nearly the same as above..

 

This is a wonderful and interesting thangka of Vajra Yogini within Her divine Kechara abode with Her other two forms on the immediate left and right of the main figure. Right above Her is Father Heruka. Very nice. The bottom has the protectors of Her tantra (included) within the long sadhana recited daily. Above Her are the lineage Lamas, Yamantaka, Guyasamaja, Vajrasattva and Kalacakra (short form).

 

As I stated in the video…Please contact Beng Kooi at  [email protected] .

I wish you luck, concern, prayers and supreme requests to go all the way with your Vajra Yogini practice.

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  1. Vinnie Tan on Mar 5, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for explaining to us here that in traditional self-initiation mandala there is no image of Vajrayogini in the middle, with or without the BAM. Wow, it is really interesting that when we see a picture of a mandala, we are actually looking at it from the top.

    I never knew that that was the way that we are viewing the mandala. I had always thought that it was a different thing as compared to the 3D mandala. and it is a different mandala all together.

    Thank you Rinpoche for explaining that the BAM letter is the definitive form of Vajrayogini which is pure emptiness.

    Through the video it is has reiterated to me that Vajrayogini’s body actually shows us the steps to enlightenment. It has reminded me once again how we can find clues from Buddhas or high lamas on path to enlightenment.

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 24, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    In our time we are so fortunate to be able to gaze on the form of Vajrayogini. May viewing her form plant many seeds of enlightenment in us.

  3. AdelineTan on Dec 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing all the beautiful thangkas of sacred Vajra Yogini and her mandala. This is an eye opener and also a visual blessing for me as i have not seen Her holy images in the mandala before, may all of us will get connected to her and have the merits to do Her practice soon!

  4. Tong sunsun on Dec 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享,非常殊胜能够在这里观赏到金刚瑜伽母曼荼罗,愿我们都能更精进修持,让我们有机会对金刚瑜伽母身坛城修法有更好的佛缘

  5. Sharon Ong on Dec 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche, At the first glance, this post was a feast for the eyes as you have posted many beautiful photos of mandala. I really love looking at them especially the old thangkas. Thank you for the video as it gave me more insights to Vajrayogini practice. With folded hands.

  6. Ck siah on Dec 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享殊胜的金刚瑜伽母身坛城修法。听说修习此法门可以得到即身成佛的殊胜成就。祈愿我可以渐渐的对金刚瑜伽母身坛城修法有深厚的佛缘和开示而让我可以轻易的修习此法门。感恩仁波切的教诲与开示。

  7. jerry_sito on Dec 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    感恩仁波切的开示与教诲

    能够看到如此庄严与神圣的金刚瑜伽母曼荼罗,感觉如此的法喜充满与心中无比的踏实

    感恩尊贵的上师您的开示,让我们能种下有力的善种子在心中,结下善缘,让我们更有动力与目标在我们的修行道路上更加的精进

  8. Wylfred Ng on Dec 28, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Thanks Rnpoche for the sharing.

    I do not know what is self initiation and the significance of the the Vajrayogini Mandala, because Vajrayogini practice require many preliminary practice and initiation by a qualified Lama.

    But thanks to Rinpoche for sharing so many beautiful thangka of Vajrayogini. I enjoy them so much.

  9. Sean Wang on Dec 28, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing the Elizabeth’s question and your answer regarding Vajrayogini’s mandala. It is nice to learn a little about Vajrayogini. I hope that one day I may be able to have the honor to receive such wonderful practices.

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  12. David Bolitho on May 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Thank you for your brilliant advice. As a student fortunate enough to be in the Jewel Heart sangha under Gelek Rimpoche, please know that your website and blogs are very beneficial to many outside of your direct sangha.

    David

  13. Amala Sheilagh Merce on Mar 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    When Lama Zopa came to Oakville Ontario and near my home , about 5 or 6 years ago. I knew absolutely nothing about Buddhim I donot even realize he was my guru. How ever I felt his presence at different times of my life and still feel protected under his umbrella. H e had a cough and struggled with our language and many people lost patience and left . I wast so grateful he came , I could not leave . I wondered why he went so long so himself , I thought he must be tired. Sometimes it would be four am in the morning , before he would finish during his week long stay here,.my mentor and former Tibetan Nun mentioned later that , Lama Zopa was waiting for some to leave before going on , to another initiation. There was white Tara , green Tara, Yamatuka . Vagra Yogini and with her as a dietyI had, many experiences even before I went to this. I had been drawing these two hearts one right side up and one upside down and the where together like the two triangle Madala. A few years before this I saw thes two triangles come together in my minds Eye. The just before seeing Lama Zopa . I helped a young girl and neighbor take a bandage off of her newly made tattoo. She asked for these two hearts however did not see it finished, she asked me what it looked like, as I took the Bandage off. I was so surprised it was the same I was doodling for days. Now seeing Lama Zopa I asked a teacer of discovering Buddism. Dr. David Gould. I asked what was I drawing , he said it was a mandala and Vajra Yogini lived in the middle of it. Here tonight I hear you say we can have a practice around Vajra Yogini. It seems fitting with all the messages and even more I had than the ones I mention here. I also was doing a spontaneous Mudra when a practitioner taught me meditation, I had gone to him originally for help . I also now practice doing the Medicine Buddha, because I wish to help the Horses I adopted. I have experience allot of messages around thes beautiful beings and get called by them , sometimes it is for help . I am so sorry I did not understand enough to be devoted to a practice, now I regret it. As it is difficult for me to understand how from Lama Zopa’s site . I love Lama Zopa and always will. I also got to meet him a few times face to face. I wish him well. I am also so very grateful to your video,s . I learn more from them than the written word. I will listen about Vajra Yogini over and over. Dear Tsem Tulku Renpoche , thanks so much for this Video to Elizabeth. I will do my very best to figure this Practice out. Right now I seem to only do the practice in the early morning hours. The rest is reading up and finding out what it is for me to follow as a Practice.my you be we’ll dear Rinpoche and so wonderful you have this place for both young and older LoL like me. I am 61 this year. And taking this very seriously , at this point in my life. Thank you again dear Rinpoche pray one day you might be my Guru and accept me as your student, Love and Blessings Amala (Sheilagh Margaret Mercer)

  14. Jampa on Feb 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

    So good. Always wonderful from Rinpoche. He is a great blessing for everyone.

  15. Steve Tobias on Jul 18, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Very informative and interesting, thank you for taking the time to post the different pictures and explain

  16. .. .. .. on Jul 18, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    what a lovely post. .

    thank-you so much for sharing this elizabeth’s post with all us

    such a wonderful opportunity to hear about precious teaching of

  17. elizabeth hurwitz on Jul 18, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Dear Tsem Tulku Rimpoche,
    Many thanks for the unexpected pleasure of a video response! Your thoughts about the double triangular are much appreciated.
    It is wonderful to share a Vajra Yogini connection.
    I applaud your courage to share the dharma so carefully and yet so very directly via your website and blog and vblog. You are quite brave. And I appreciate your good efforts and actions very much.
    There is no way to tell you how lucky I feel every single day to be a student of Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche, and to live very close to him. No words to describe it.
    So surprised by the gifts from you! The images you have posted are both beautiful and useful. Lots of folks will enjoy those photos. Really excellent :):) Re: the pendants– thank you, how very kind of you. I will take them to KGR and leave it up to him to distribute them. Again, many thanks — all best always,
    Elizabeth Hurwitz

  18. Margaretlee on Jul 17, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Elizabeth’s question of Vajrayogini’s mandala.

    It is always great to receive any teachings, be it short or long on Vajrayogini.

    May we all be blessed even by seeing all these holy images.

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  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 12:24 PM
    感谢仁波切开始了这个panaromal的网站, 让大家对灵异事件, 外星人, 幽魂, 蛊咒等等, 拥有更多的资讯和了解。
    在视频里仁波切有提到很多发生的灵异事情在科学上还是一个谜和在逻辑上还无法解释。
    在视频里仁波切讲解到在他还小的时候, 妈妈曾经有提到在世界大战时, 出去外面寻找食物给家人所看到的一位黑衣人,双眼一直一直冒着火焰, 一直看着她, 看到这里, 我心里蛮佩服她的勇气, 她还向前接近那眼冒火焰的黑衣人。
    而且, 在有一則视频访问仁波切的姐姐的专访里:

    https://youtu.be/ULJu0ghvWd8

    仁波切姐姐有提到母亲与她本身也有看到灵体的能力。
    希望一直不断有更多的视频供大家参考, 让大家对灵异事件更加明白和了解 !

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/burning-eyes.html
  • sonny tan
    Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 09:34 AM
    sonny tan on Jun 29, 2016 at 9:33 am
    Thank you Rinpoche for walking us through Milarepa’s life journey and how events, situations, decisions can turned around if we just stop by looking deeply into our confused mind and starts to examine the intrinsically entwined web of our mind and be aware of our mind directions and where it is heading.
    We have built this preconceived notions and collected so many rubbish in life by ingesting it inside our brain without knowing when to stop or pause probably not being able to distinguish right from wrong and vice versa. It really got started from our upbringing, along the way we pick up during our life’s journey from teenager to adulthood, struggling with issues that have no answers because we are not taught the ways to resolve them, the ways to avoid them and with family issues and pressures building up in fact the list is endless. Therefore, in the process of growing up by not having found the right answers or ways to steer us in the right directions we began to feed our mind negativities and with that it has led many astray.
    The bad inhibitions we picked up that got embedded deep inside our mind and not knowing or finding a way out led many into spiritual journeys seeking solace, a peace of mind, some mental comfort in addition it has also moved many to the professional doorstep or drug activities for that matter. Many unfortunately do not have the good karma ended inside mental institutions.
    Therefore identifying it early and finding remedies early in life will help us transform our mind before society has a chance to pierce it and leaves it broken to a stage beyond repairs.
    We in Kechara are very blessed to have Rinpoche with us always keeping us in check through his so many discourses, teachings, advices and constantly monitoring our progress. Thank you Rinpoche with palms holding together in front of our chest we bow and pay homage to you.
  • Jason
    Wednesday, Jun 29. 2016 03:12 AM

    Jason on Jun 29, 2016 at 3:08 am
    China ‘s move really amazing. Many animals will be safe from slaughter house. Animals are not born to be killed. Animal flesh shouldn’t serve as our daily meal .As a Buddhist, we belief on karma so we don’t kill and serve animals flesh as our daily foods. Implematation of dietary guidelines will reduce meat consumption dramatically. This is really a good start to be vegetarians.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing.

    With folded hands
    Jason

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  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jun 28. 2016 10:18 PM
    10,000 nuns staying is such a harsh environment is really astonishing. I can’t imagine the nuns having to live in the box where it is just fit to sit, not big enough to even stretch their legs. This shows how determined the nuns are towards practising dharma and praying for benefit of other beings. They surely have a a strong mind in order to live in such conditions for years.

    We on the other hand have some much comfort, not needing to worry about a place to live, food readily available, water are plenty and yet do not want to practise dharma. We need to be contented and learn to change.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and it set a good reminder for us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10ooo-nuns-here.html
  • samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 28. 2016 07:01 PM
    samfoonheei on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:58 pm
    Thank you for sharing this post with us Rinpoche.
    This story was sad and so touching ,can imagine how Ms Helen Johnson and her children gone through without foods for 2 days.She is lucky to have met Officer Stacy who is so kind of him .His kindness has touched the hearts of many people.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-cop-who-didnt-arrest.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Jun 28. 2016 12:15 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing his precious guru’s information here. It is good to know our guru’s teachings are learnt and given by his all the gurus as listed here.

    As we did not have the merits to meet with Buddha Shakyamuni, our precious guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche is the only one who is capable and able to help us in spiritual path. Our guru is the only one and close to us and enable us to learn his teachings and qualities too.

    In 50 Verses Of Guru Devotion, there are few verses are clearly stated that we should treat our guru same as the Buddha.

    19. Always keep your word of honour. Always make offerings to the Enlightened Ones. Always make offerings also to your Guru, for he is the same as all the Buddhas.

    21. Giving (to your Guru) is the same as making continual offerings to all the Buddhas. From such giving, much merit is gathered. From such collection comes the supreme powerful attainment (of Buddhahood).

    22. Therefore, a disciple with the good qualities of compassion, generosity, moral self-control and patience should never regard his Guru and the Buddha Vajradhara as different.

    47. “Powerful attainments follow from (doing what) your Guru (likes).” This has been said by (the Buddha) Vajradhara himself. Knowing this, try to please your Guru fully with all the actions (of your body, speech and mind).

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/my-precious-teachers.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Jun 28. 2016 11:07 AM
    感谢上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切,Valentina还有其他帮助完成这篇仁波切的传记幕后工作人员。因为你们的努力,可以让我们更了解与亲近上师。

    在此分享这篇博文的第二部分:来到东南亚地区,所得到的一些启发:
    1. 实践佛法之慈悲心
    由于甘丹寺的僧侣不断的增加,而造成没有足够的住宿提供给他们。这将会妨碍僧侣们无法专心的修行。因此,尊贵的堪殊强巴耶喜仁波切和尊贵的拉替仁波切还有几名高僧包括上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切一起开会。然后,尊贵的拉替仁波切决定让仁波切到外地去筹款来解决当时面对的问题。

    2. 依止上师与听取护法的劝告
    仁波切当时是非常的不愿意的离开甘丹寺去到东南亚地区弘扬佛法以及募款。因为,仁波切觉得自己当时还没有足够的资格去担任此任务,而且还执意的说如果护法要他去,他一定会随从。然而在隔天,多杰雄登护法给予的劝告是仁波切就如仁波切的上师指示,展开他的弘法事业来为众生的利益着想。

    从以上所说的经历,我们清楚的看到,一位具格的上师是有能力的启发学生以及帮助学生做出最好的选择来利益他人而最终达到菩提道与解脱。也因为与上师有清净的三昧耶关系,护法的忠告必定是更加准确以及可信度很高。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/h-e-the-25th-tsem-tulku-rinpoches-biography.html#comment-719018
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jun 27. 2016 11:33 PM
    It is very interesting to read on the section on South East Asia and I learnt that sometimes, a guru will always test and challenge his student to do something they are not familiar with or deemed impossible.

    For example, Lati Rinpoche would ask Rinpoche to go abroad to raise fund. Initially Rinpoche did not agree as he felt that he does not have much experience and therefore, he felt that a more senior monk like Lati Rinpoche would be a better choice.

    Nevertheless after the oracle took trance on monastery Protector, Rinpoche accept to go as Dharma Protector also agree that he must go abroad to raise fund.

    Also I learnt that Rinpoche hold his on Guru Devotion practise strongly and never give up no matter how many obstacles he faced. For example, he listened to Lati Rinpoche advise to go abroad to fund raise and teach. Another example when he came to Malaysia to raise fund, although it was just a short trip of 3 months, he worked very hard despite fell ill. This is the determination that Rinpoche always has towards dharma.

    This also reminds us that how much we need to do dharma. We should always think out and that doing dharma is for the benefit of others. It is with this determination that we will transform.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your life story and thank you Pastor Adeline for guiding us in picking up the important points when reading this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/h-e-the-25th-tsem-tulku-rinpoches-biography.html#tabs-2a
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jun 27. 2016 09:59 PM
    It is very fascinating to read the part where Kyabje Lati Rinpoche requested His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to come to South East Asia to raise fund. At that time, there was a huge influx of monks to Phukhang Khangtsen, as such a larger hostel was needed to accommodate the increased numbers of monks. But Rinpoche declined despite His strong Guru Devotion, because Rinpoche felt that He was not qualified to teach. He even seemingly “challenged” Kyabje Lati Rinpoche that if the Dharma Protector agreed to let Him go, He would.

    Lo and behold, the Dharma Ptortector trance took place very soon and decreed for Rinpoche to go for fund raising in South East Asia. From here, we could clearly see that there is no point to “defy” the instruction of our Guru. Sometimes, the Guru will give us tasks that we are reluctant to do or we think that we cannot do, but if we have faith and trust in our Guru, we should do it nevertheless and do it happily.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Valentina for this very profound teaching. Also thank you Pastor Adeline for the guidance during the weekly Blogchat Dharma Sharing session every Monday evening. This article benefits us tremendously.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/h-e-the-25th-tsem-tulku-rinpoches-biography.html
  • samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 27. 2016 04:47 PM
    samfoonheei on Jun 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.
    Marc Ching s story really inspire us.I wouldnt dare in fact to watch the
    heartbreaking video as by looking at those photos shown above its enough to break my heart.Well we should have more activists or people like him to stop the killings of dogs and the awareness of such cruelty do happens.
    Thanks again its an interesting and inspiring post every one of us should read it.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/marc-ching-shows-us-the-way.html
  • samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 27. 2016 03:53 PM
    samfoonheei on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting article
    Its will benefits all of us …controlling inflammation of various diseases .Consuming it will help to lower your cancer risk as it acts as an antioxidant.I have not try it before but will try it one day .
    Thanks again

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/top-reasons-to-take-warm-turmeric-water-in-the-morning.html
  • sonny tan
    Monday, Jun 27. 2016 09:37 AM
    sonny tan on Jun 27, 2016 at 9:35 am
    Volunteering and doing dharma work is work I look upon as one of the most important aspect of my life, an opportunity many would and could not do or do not want to do as they view it as wasting their time and effort. It is definitely a rare opportunity that allowed me this chance to help me grow spiritually.
    I would not hesitate to offer myself in any task and will probably not question why I was given this task because I would see it as an elevation to fulfil my spiritual needs which unquestionably remain a monumental gap in my spiritual development.
    Working in a group requires patience, tolerance, acceptance, training and very much understanding the roles we are in. We are always very eager to push through what we have learned among the group and when suggestions are turned down one would feel hurt and ego deflated, therefore one would need to always view it as a group activity rather than an individual trip.
    Of course when in a group we are bound to face people with much temperament such as anger, jealousy, moods swing, and behavioral attitude therefore one need to always keep in check our own temperament in order to avoid clashes that ultimately serve no purpose.
    Most importantly is to always remind ourselves that ultimately we are in dharma to improve and shed away those bad habits, undesirable qualities, attitudes in us that is annoying and hopefully comes out a better person.
    It takes a lot of time to reached a level of acceptance and by doing dharma work we are trying to inculcate compassion into our lives and hopefully when we are able to rule out the thinking faculty that we are so used and let the heart rule perhaps then compassion can arise to the surface then we would eventually come to a stage where nothing else matters. When we have reached that level uppermost in our mind is helping and serving others and this is the ultimate that we hope to reached and achieved when doing dharma work or volunteering.
  • Joy
    Monday, Jun 27. 2016 04:57 AM
    NEW >>> MUST WATCH >>> NEVER SEEN BEFORE FOOTAGE OF DORJE SHUGDEN

    Another oracle the 14th Dalai Lama and past Dalai Lamas revered and sought divine counsel of is the Dorje Shugden oracle. The Dorje Shugden oracle was at one time prior to the Tibetan government’s unexplained and unpopular ban of the Shugden practice, one of the most trusted deities that was consulted via an oracular monk. Dorje Shugden is widely regarded as the wrathful form of the Bodhisattva Manjushri, and is the deity that His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has always had a close and special connection with.

    These videos contain rare and never-seen-before footage of oracular monks who mysteriously took spontaneous trance in the presence of Tsem Rinpoche. In 2009, Rinpoche went on an impromptu visit to a monastery that Rinpoche just happened to stumble upon during Rinpoche’s visit to Tibet.

    In the Video, you will see Rinpoche meeting the Sera Oracle in Lhasa, Tibet (2009). The Oracle took spontaneous trance of Dorje Shugden, greeting Rinpoche very warmly and as close friends would. 仁波切与色拉神谕在西藏拉萨会面(2009年)。多杰雄登突然自发性透过一名神谕降神,以亲切和老朋友的方式向仁波切致敬。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/never-seen-before-footage-of-dorje-shugden-oracles.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 11:22 PM
    Usually diseases transmitted through tiny beings are the deadliest. Ticks are so tiny, almost undetectable by naked eyes, yet the disease they bring about is lethal and far-reaching. Fortunately we can keep ticks away by deploying the 5 methods shared here. Thank you Rinpoche for this informative article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/5-ways-to-keep-lyme-disease-out-of-your-yard.html
  • Jason
    Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 10:37 PM
    This articles really inspiring me. A “small lady “Teresa Hsu really can accomplished great job with a bodhicitta heart. She always think about others and serve others with her own resources. The bodhicitta is nurtured since her grandfather give free treatment to those poor patients.Rinpoche always said “Happiness for self comes from bringing happiness to others”.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing and I learned a lot good characters from Teresa Hsu .

    With folded hands
    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/heart-to-heart-with-teresa-hsu-book-review.html

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What Am I Writing Now


 

The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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2 weeks ago
Sacred Manjushri Kumara 9th Century Pala Dynasty India
2 weeks ago
This sacred White Tara is on the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa marking the very spot Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment.
2 weeks ago
Myself at the sacred lake at Dromo Geshe Rinpoche's residence
2 weeks ago
Myself at Dromo Geshe Rinpoche's house where there is a sacred lake on his property. The Five Sister Protector Goddesses abide at this lake. I am making offerings to the divinities in the lake here. Many contractors or workers who come to do work often observe 'Asian ladies' dressed very well walking around the perimeter of the lake and there are no Asian ladies living nearby at all. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Myself sitting at a lake where Bigfoots are often sighted in Willow Creek, California. This area in Northern California is a hot spot for Bigfoot sightings for hundreds of years till present day. We spent the afternoon there and we did our sadhanas and enjoy the BEAUTIFUL cool/dry weather (no humidity) and you don't sweat. The water was clear and sparkling. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been too and I can easily live there in this area. It was hard to leave this place. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Such a beautiful conservatory. How I would love to have a room like this among woodlands.
3 weeks ago
Another beautiful Gyenze statue arrives made by Kechara
3 weeks ago
My Mumu boy is super duper cute. I love you Mumu.
4 weeks ago
Pastor Adeline leads a holy and beneficial Tsongkapa retreat group in Kechara Forest Retreat today. Very nice to see this. I like it when our Pastors and senior students encourage, nurture others into the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Images of the Buddha are always a great blessing
4 weeks ago
Beautifully painted Shakyamuni the Buddha
4 weeks ago
Nice painting of Lord Tsongkapa
4 weeks ago
Beautiful painting of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the omniscient.
4 weeks ago
This is a traditional thangka painting of the Karma Gadri style, which was especially commissioned by Tashi Mannox on the rarely depicted great calligrapher and scholar Thönmi Sambhota. Sambhota is a historical figure responsible for developing the foundation of the Tibetan writing systems in the seventh century A.D, which form the basis of the Tibetan language today.
4 weeks ago
Spectacular outdoor Tsongkapa in Mongolia
4 weeks ago
BEAUTIFUL Tara statue! Magnificent
4 weeks ago
Vajradharma. In Vajra Yogini's tantra, we always visualize our root teacher in this form. We should see him in his divine form. 
4 weeks ago
These are the tantric implements that a Tantrika must carry with them everywhere they go as part of their commitment
1 month ago
Myself walking with my teacher the then abbot fo Gaden Shartse Monastery. H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe and I was leaving the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse and walking through the debate courtyard.
1 month ago
Emperor Kangxi's official state seal
1 month ago
Such a beautiful Yamantaka Statue
1 month ago
Grand looking painting of the Gelug Savant His Holiness Chankgya Rolpai Dorje
1 month ago
My shrine in Los Angeles back in 2014. I just came across this picture from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/look-what-i-found.html
1 month ago
Very unique art work of Dorje Shugden
1 month ago
Beautiful 7ft Tara arrives today. See the beautiful picture and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okk8P3WIWFo
1 month ago
35 Confessional Buddhas
1 month ago
Please do not hate us
1 month ago
Beautiful statue [image: Inline image 1]
1 month ago
Such a stunning White Tara!
2 months ago
Neerja's mother accepting the highest award in India on behalf of her daughter. Her daughter's bravery saved 300 people. Her strength, compassion and presence of mind during great tragedy earned Neerja a deep place in our hearts forever. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Goddes supreme, with a wave of your right hand the 84,000 demonic interfering beings are repelled. With the powerful umbrella you hold in your left grants supreme protection upon your devotees. Although beautiful to behold you are fully attained and beyond samsara and a perfect refuge. Grant us protection, love and wisdom with your sacred mantra powerful Dukkar Goddess. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
I love Japan so much. The water is so blue and clean. The landscape is so magical. It's such a beautiful country and a great place to engage in meditational retreats.
2 months ago
A good meme by Pastor Seng Piow!
2 months ago
Gaden Jangtse Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Chojor together with Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
2 months ago
May 31, 1990, the day Tsem Rinpoche was enthroned formally in Gaden Shartse Monastery
2 months ago
Panglung Oracle in trance back in 1925
2 months ago
More lamas/Tibetans are speaking up. This has nothing to do with Dorje Shugden ban although it helps the Dorje Shugden cause because there is more unrest and disharmony from many sectors within Tibetans showing the world so many are unhappy with the leadership.-Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche's strong letter to the Dalai Lama regarding giving religious freedom within the Karma Kagyu sect of Buddhism is a MUST READ- and he is applauded as courageous for writing this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
2 months ago
The beautiful truth
2 months ago
Manjushri notes
2 months ago
Karma Kagyu’s Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche asks the Dalai Lama for Religious Freedom-This is explosive-Must read! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
2 months ago
The place where Lord Tsongkapa's holy remains are housed for pilgrims to visit in Gaden Monastery Tibet.
2 months ago
How death is so near, yet I cherish my ego more than my guru, more than his instructions and my protector. They are the only ones significant at death for me and yet I still think I have time. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Would be so nice to live in an area where Bigfoot is prevalent and sighted. That would include mountains and lakes too.
2 months ago
Because of the ban against Dorje Shugden followers started in 1996, 700 monks had to cut from Sera Mey Monastery and start this new monastery. This new Serpom Monastery located in South India still suffers tremendous hatred and prejudice, but the brave monks continue their practice and lineage.
2 months ago
Vietnamese monk who self immolated hoping to bring change in his country. He sacrificed his life and sat still during the immense pain of his body burning.
2 months ago
Protector of the Sakya School of Buddhism, Gonpo Gur or Mahakala Panjarnata
2 months ago
Such a wondrous place to be with such a view that heals the soul. Why live in a city where it is unnatural and polluted. Everyday in the city is a day away from where we belong. We belong among the greens, forest, mountains and clean air. We belong in such a place and doing our retreats, sadhanas and mantras to find the ultimate place of belonging and peace....the ultimate place is within us with a developed spiritual mind. Hard to achieve among distractions in the city. 
2 months ago
This is the five foot Arya Avalokitesvara statue I have offered Gaden Shartse Monastery many years ago. It still graces the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Taking Trance
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    Taking Trance
  • See what humans can do
    4 months ago
    See what humans can do
  • Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
    4 months ago
    Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
  • Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
    4 months ago
    Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
  • People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
    5 months ago
    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    7 months ago
    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    9 months ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    10 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    10 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    10 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    10 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    11 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja

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