Empress Xiaozhuang Wen: Kangxi’s Mongolian Grandmother

By | Jul 8, 2017 | Views: 805
Portrait of Empress Xiao Zhuang Wen

Portrait of Empress Xiao Zhuang Wen

I’ve always been curious about how famous individuals, good or nasty or neither, are “made”. Hence when I encountered the biographies of Emperor Kangxi’s grandmother, Empress Xiaozhuang Wen, also honored as “Mother of the Qing Dynasty” by later generations, I thought to share it with readers of H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s blog.

Empress Xiaozhuang Wen’s full name was Bumbutai Borjigit, Borjigit being the name of the clan of Genghis Khan, one of the Khorchin Mongols.

Her father, Jaisang, was a “beile” (lord of an administrative division) of the Khorchin Mongols and a descendant of Qasar, a younger brother of Genghis Khan.

Bumbutai became a concubine of Hong Taiji, the second ruler of the Manchu Qing dynasty and was mother to the Shunzhi Emperor and grandmother to the Kangxi Emperor.

Bumbutai held the rank of a side chamber consort in Hong Taiji’s court. Hong Taiji had five primary consorts and they were all from the Borjigit clan, recorded to be the earliest Mongol allies of the Manchus. Two consorts (Bumbutai and Harjol) were sisters, and both were nieces of Jere or Jerjer, who married Hong Taiji in 1614 and became his empress in 1636.

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Portrait of Shunzhi Emperor

Bumbutai bore Hong Taiji three daughters and a son between 1629 and 1638 and had strong influence in the Qing imperial court. She was highly respected for her political wisdom and insight.

Bumbutai was only 32 years old when Huang Taiji died, and her six-year-old son Fu Lin, enthroned Emperor Shunzhi, inherited the throne. Bumbutai kept a low profile during the reign of Emperor Shunzhi and kept out of politics.

The Shunzhi Emperor died in 1661 and was succeeded by his third son Xuanye, who was enthroned the Kangxi Emperor.

As the Kangxi Emperor was underage at the time of his enthronement (only eight years old), the Four Regents of the Kangxi Emperor (appointed by his father Emperor Shunzhi) ruled on his behalf until he reached adulthood.

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Portrait of Kangxi Emperor

As grandmother of the reigning emperor, Bumbutai was honored as Grand Empress Dowager. This time around, Bumbutai took charge of the Emperor’s upbringing after his mother died, navigated her grandson through difficult and dangerous times and counselled him to learn from the regents.

When the Kangxi Emperor started personal rule as an adult in 1667, he felt threatened by the strong influence of Oboi, one of the four regents. Two years later, Bumbutai assisted her grandson in his plans to get rid of Oboi. Oboi was lured into a trap, placed under arrest, and removed from power.

Throughout her life, Bumbutai disliked living in the Forbidden City, despite its luxurious conditions. She was also known to refuse to hold any birthday celebrations as she felt that it would be too costly.

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Official imperial portrait of the Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang

Bumbutai fell sick in the autumn of 1687 and the Kangxi Emperor personally took care of his grandmother. She died at the age of 75 in 1688 and was buried in the Zhaoxiling Mausoleum in Shenyang, outside the Eastern Mausoleum of the Qing Dynasty.

Her biography is testament to her intricate links with Emperor Kangxi and the Qing dynasty throne. It was Empress Xiaozhuang who bore Emperor Shunzhi who fathered Emperor Kangxi, and who later raised and guided her grandson Emperor Kangxi to be one of China’s greatest emperors.

To me, she is no ordinary person.

 
Sources:

  • “The Last Emperors: A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions”, Evelyn S. Rawski, 2001, University of California Press.
  • http://www.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/html/en/33History209.html
  • https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Empress_Dowager_Xiaozhuang

 

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  1. yin ping on Jul 20, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Among some of the famous Chinese empresses such as Empress Lu Zhi, Empress Wu Zetian and Empress Dowager Cixi, they were driven by greed and power. Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang is an exceptional, who comes close to being the perfect Chinese empress.

    Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang is the least well known. She was low profile and never interfered in imperial politics. She was also renowned for her frugality. Her lifestyle built a positive empire image in people’s mind. And most important, she was greatly respected for her wisdom and insight during her supervision of the young emperors.

    In her lifetime, she assisted three emperors. During the crucial transition period, she tried her best to help the emperors mediate the conflicts in the royal court, keep order in the country and promote reunification of the empire. Under her guidance and care, Kang Xi grew into a wise and generous emperor whom loves by the people very much.

  2. Freon on Dec 13, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    She definitely not an ordinary person. According to Kangxi in his own write up, He have said that Xiaozhuang Wen Empress have great influent to him on becoming a good emperor. Emperor Kangxi have been train strictly as a emperor when he was very young by his grandmother.

    Empress Xiaozhuang Wen accomplished the change from Ming Dynasty to Qing Dynasty, let the prince with Mongolia blood hold the highest power and gave the world great examples of successful education. She not only promoted the integration of Mongolia culture and Han culture by let his grandson Kang Xi absorb Han culture. Even though the traditional party in the court are against Kang Xi’s study of Han culture. Xiao Zhuang didn’t compromise. She knew Han culture is necessary for governing a country filled with Han people. That’s why Kang Xi grew into a wise and generous emperor and been highly accepted by the people.

    She insisted national reunification. She guided her 15 year-old grandson Kang Xi to negotiate with Taiwan and completed the recapture.

    Xiao Zhuang insisted the austere lifestyle and never pursues luxuries. She never wears clothes made by rare materials or eats expensive food. She awarded soldiers by using the jewelries of her collection and relief disaster victims with her own savings. Her lifestyle built a positive empire image in people’s mind.

    Xiao Zhuang also helped the spread of Tibet Buddhism. She was a Buddhist. She ordered to revise Tibetan Buddism scripture Lung Tsang Ching in order to get bless and protect from Buddha for the whole country’s peace and prosperity.

    Without xiao zhuang’s interference, shunzhi couldn’t finish his era peacefully as a capricious emperor. Xuanye( Kang Xi) wouldn’t be taught so qualified to open the golden time of Qing dynasty. He might get killed at an early age. China would suffer more years in the war. As a result, china might lose lands from “sanfan”, and won’t be as diverse and colorful as today.Being a talented female politician at feudal society in China is remarkable because women were in a very low status at that time. Women barely get respect as xiao zhuang did.

  3. Wai Meng Wan on Jul 17, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Short and concise information about Emperor Kang Xi’s grandmother, yes when Kang Xi was 16 years old under the counsel of his grandmother, he orchestrated the all powerful Regent during a wrestling match. I suppose the Regent underestimated Kang Xi.

    The Chinese have a saying each mountain can only have one tiger. Especially if the Emperor has already taken over the kingdom, Oboi was courting disaster.

  4. Vivian Ong on Jul 17, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Thank you Choong for sharing this article about Empress Xiaozhuang Wen. Although I don’t quite know about China’s history but by reading this article, I find that Empress Xiaozhuang Wen is a simple and capable lady during that era. Her qualities are truly admired by many.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  5. Wah Ying on Jul 13, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Thank you Chong for the article of Empress Xiaozhuang Wen. Stories of Shunzhi and Kangxi were mentioned a lot in historical records, novels and even in movie or drama with Qing Dynasty background. The historical records and legend about Xiaozhuang Wen may is not as much but she is not doubt an important person with high status in Qing Dynasty history; for she assisted in her son and grandson to be enthroned as the emperor.

    What is more important is she had the political wisdom, on when to get involved to assist her grandson for example, in removing Oboi from power; and when to let them be independent and rule. I believe many who know about that part of history about Oboi might be puzzled about how the young Emperor Kangxi able to get Oboi removed. It would be quite clear if one knew about the wisdom and how skilful Xiaozhuang Wen was. Not only that, Xiaozhuang Wen has shown she was a very caring grandmother, who raised up and groomed her grandson to be a great emperor. She did not hold on the power or controlling her son or grandson to fulfil her own needs. From this we can say Empress Xiaozhuang Wen must be someone with great motherly love and care, and insightful – who can see bigger picture and wider perspective.

    This article did prompt me to read more about Xiaozhuang Wen by doing some research. Thank you.

  6. Sock Wan on Jul 11, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Thank you Choong for this interesting article. I didn’t know Emperor Kangxi was so closed to Empress XiaoZhuang Wen. After reading this article I did a research on her, it was said that Empress XiaoZhuang Wen was a very smart and intelligent woman, she was a very great influence to Emperor Kangxi, she could have taken over the power of the ruler and commanded the people in China but she wasn’t power hungry at all. Instead she raised and taught Emperor Kangxi very well, as a result Emperor Kangxi was able to lead the Chinese people and bring harmony and wealth to China at that time.

    We cannot deny that if we follow Buddhist teachings and apply them in our lives we will see good results. The most prosperous period in Chinese history was when Buddhism was very well accepted and practised. Examples are Tang Dynasty and Qing Dynasty.

  7. Samfoonheei on Jul 10, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Beautiful short biography of this powerful lady as Empress Dowager Zhaosheng. She was a royal Mongol Borjigin descendant was the mother of the Shunzhi Emperor and grandmother of the Kangxi Emperor. As Empress Dowager and Grand Empress Dowager , she had significant influence in the Qing imperial court. She was highly respected for her political wisdom and insight.She played an important role eliminating those rebellious ministers .She raised and groomed Emperor Kangxi into the most famous Emperor in China history.
    KangXi was the third Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, the second to rule all of China.
    Thank you Seow Choong Liang for sharing.

  8. Lim Han Nee on Jul 9, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Empress XiaoZhuang Wen was the Mongolian grandmother of Emperor Kangxi , one of the greatest emperors of China. She is a remarkable lady.Few in her well-placed situation would have resisted it, but she shunned being in the spotlight, and would not have her birthday celebrated because it would have been too costly.

    Nonetheless, despite this ,she was highly respected for her “political wisdom and insight”. It was this wisdom and insight that she employed to great advantage for her grandson, whom she had raised and guided to be the great emperor that he became.One instance, when she proved to be an invaluable guide, was when she helped him adroitly remove one of the four regents of China ,Oboi, who was becoming a great threat to Emperor Kangxi. As a testimony to his love of his grandmother, Emperor Kangxi personally took care of her when she fell ill and died not long after.

    Yes, I agree that there are some parallels in circumstances and situations between Tsem Rinpoche’s grandmother Dechen Minh and Emperor Kangxi’s grandmother, as have been pointed out.Both loved and cared for their grandsons greatly.

  9. Datuk May on Jul 9, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    It is chronicled that Emperor Kangxi was one of China’s great emperors during whose reign China prospered and progressed. Therefore I am glad that Choong found the story of the “woman” behind this great emperor. His grandmother, Empress Xiaozhuang Wen.

    As mentioned by Anne Ong, on reading this story also made me think of H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s relationship with His grandmother Dechen Minh, Queen of Xinjiang.

    Amazing how events runs parallel among the historical noble dynasties and in this particular case of same Mongolian origins.

  10. Anne Ong on Jul 8, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Very interesting story! Reminds me a bit of Tsem Rinpoche’s beloved loving and kind Grandmother,Dechen Minh. When we read such biographies we a glimpse of the kind of people and environment the person is being influenced by which would make a part of how they think and lead their lives. Real nice good read of the day. Thank you Choong for this nice and short story. Hope to see you write more great history in the near future! 🙂

  11. Joy Kam on Jul 8, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Very interesting read indeed!
    The Empress sounded like someone who is very wise and highly respected in the courts. This part about here makes me think that she is not only wise but also humble, simple and perhaps dharmic – this is probably why she is very close to Empress Kang Xi.

    “Throughout her life, Bumbutai disliked living in the Forbidden City, despite its luxurious conditions. She was also known to refuse to hold any birthday celebrations as she felt that it would be too costly.”

    When we read such biographies we a glimpse of the kind of people and environment the person is being influenced by which would make a part of how they think and lead their lives. So it a nice refreshing quick read for the day. Thanks Choong, hope you do write more stories like these 🙂

  12. Stella Cheang on Jul 8, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    This is a refreshing read about someone behind the scene. This write-up shred lights to one of the key influences to the famous Emperor Kangxi. Women at that time and age had it hard; they are not equal to men in almost all aspects of life. One of a more significant role a woman can play at that time would probably be a concubine to noblemen or the Emperor himself. Therefore, Bumbutai must be outstanding in her era, holding the rank of a side chamber consort in Hong Taiji’s court, one of the five main consorts to Emperor Hong Taiji. Her close relationship to Emperor Kangxi had been built on overcoming adversary (Oboi) together, and it is evident by looking at how Emperor Kangxi took care of her when she felt ill at the age of 74.

  13. Fong on Jul 8, 2017 at 10:15 am

    The bond between grandmother and grandson is amazing here in the relationship between Empress Xiaozhuang Wen and Empeor Kangxi. Being the emperor and yet nursing his beloved grandmother back to health is a very unusual act that must have gone against convention. The emperor was thought to be the son of heaven and bow to no one. Thus, the Empress Xiaozhuang Wen’s influence would have been tremendous in the moulding of his character.

    And, from her biography, Empress Xiaozhuang Wen has shown that she bore the Borjigit name well with knowledge in politics, though she was not keen in them. She must been a very intelligent and sharp woman to be able to help the Kangxi Emperor navigate difficult and dangerous times as Emperor.

    A very strong woman indeed. Thank you for this background to a great Emperor.

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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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I requesed His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to write out the mantra of Vajra Yogini. He immediately compassionately obliged me. This is the mantra as written by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I\'ve had this in a safe plastic wrap and wore it around my neck in a small yellow cloth \'bag\' for many years. Tsem Rinpoche
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I requesed His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to write out the mantra of Vajra Yogini. He immediately compassionately obliged me. This is the mantra as written by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I've had this in a safe plastic wrap and wore it around my neck in a small yellow cloth 'bag' for many years. Tsem Rinpoche
If there were just 10 persons you should know about in your lifetime, one of them is this incredible Dr. Ambedkar. Enrich your life and don\'t miss this: https://bit.ly/2Dub7xu
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If there were just 10 persons you should know about in your lifetime, one of them is this incredible Dr. Ambedkar. Enrich your life and don't miss this: https://bit.ly/2Dub7xu
Dear friends, watch this short 11mins video. It is so nice. My dream idea of living. I love the fresh things they grow for their own food. I wish our culture here was more geared toward this type of living. Watch plse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1O5Avw_SQ&feature=share
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Dear friends, watch this short 11mins video. It is so nice. My dream idea of living. I love the fresh things they grow for their own food. I wish our culture here was more geared toward this type of living. Watch plse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1O5Avw_SQ&feature=share
No one stays around, do not depend on anyone. Let go of them before they let go of you...it is inevitable. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
No one stays around, do not depend on anyone. Let go of them before they let go of you...it is inevitable. Tsem Rinpoche
Outdoor stunning Tara at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
1 week ago
Outdoor stunning Tara at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
The Promise - https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
2 weeks ago
Hunting is a horrible \'sport\' because it is not necessary and unfair. Killing animals is vicious and inhuman. Hurting animals does not help us, our karma, our mind and it does not help the animals. Killing animals serves no benefit and it stunts our spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Hunting is a horrible 'sport' because it is not necessary and unfair. Killing animals is vicious and inhuman. Hurting animals does not help us, our karma, our mind and it does not help the animals. Killing animals serves no benefit and it stunts our spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a beautiful Yamantaka
2 weeks ago
This is a beautiful Yamantaka
This is so powerful. This is so true. This is something we must remember about our self worth. We must value ourselves without arrogance.
2 weeks ago
This is so powerful. This is so true. This is something we must remember about our self worth. We must value ourselves without arrogance.
Nothing is for free for sure.
2 weeks ago
Nothing is for free for sure.
Beautiful Dorje Yudroma protector. A gentle Goddess I\'ve had the pleasure to meet via her oracle.
2 weeks ago
Beautiful Dorje Yudroma protector. A gentle Goddess I've had the pleasure to meet via her oracle.
Beautiful Kalachakra painting
2 weeks ago
Beautiful Kalachakra painting
I like this picture of my teacher behind me.
2 weeks ago
I like this picture of my teacher behind me.
This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
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This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
Please download this and share this meme with others. Thanks.
3 weeks ago
Please download this and share this meme with others. Thanks.
Beautiful Tibetan art for FREE download: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Tibetan art for FREE download: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
3 weeks ago
Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog  site in Nepalese language! Check it out:  https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
3 weeks ago
Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog site in Nepalese language! Check it out: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
1 month ago
The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
1 month ago
Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini\'s tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
1 month ago
His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini's tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
1 month ago
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
1 month ago
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
1 month ago
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
It\'s hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It's hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won\'t be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There\'s a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won't be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There's a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
2 months ago
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here-  https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
2 months ago
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here- https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
2 months ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
2 months ago
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
2 months ago
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
2 months ago
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
2 months ago
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
2 months ago
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
This is quite interesting....
2 months ago
This is quite interesting....
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
2 months ago
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
2 months ago
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
2 months ago
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
2 months ago
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
2 months ago
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
2 months ago
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
2 months ago
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
Beautiful Yamantaka print
2 months ago
Beautiful Yamantaka print
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: 
 https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
2 months ago
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
2 months ago
The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
My childhood researchers: https://bit.ly/2wroucv
2 months ago
My childhood researchers: https://bit.ly/2wroucv
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  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 days ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    1 week ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 weeks ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
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    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
    4 weeks ago
    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
    4 weeks ago
    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
  • Neat little video
    4 weeks ago
    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
    2 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
  • Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
    2 months ago
    Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
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  • Huge Chenresig statue being built. Very beautiful.
    2 months ago
    Huge Chenresig statue being built. Very beautiful.
  • Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
    2 months ago
    Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
  • Shugden practice in Tibet strong and growing
    3 months ago
    Shugden practice in Tibet strong and growing
  • It is Tsunmo Nunnery in Tibet. This nunnery all practise Dorje Shugden.
    3 months ago
    It is Tsunmo Nunnery in Tibet. This nunnery all practise Dorje Shugden.
  • Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
    3 months ago
    Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
  • Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
    3 months ago
    Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
  • Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
    3 months ago
    Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
  • Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
    4 months ago
    Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
    In Dharamsala there is a famous oracle to the Goddess Yudroma. She is the protector of Gyuto Tantric Monastic College. Many monks consult her for guidance. Here she is attending a puja session at Gyuto Tantric Monastic College where she is pleased with the people helping the monastery and takes trance spontaneously to express this. Tsem Rinpoche
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    4 months ago
    The Simpsons: Lisa becomes a Buddhist
  • Considering getting a tattoo of a Buddha image? Watch this video.
    4 months ago
    Considering getting a tattoo of a Buddha image? Watch this video.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
    4 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
  • Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
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    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    1 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    1 years ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    1 years ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    1 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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