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Lord Setrap

 

Setrap is a very old and ancient Dharma protector brought from India to Tibet by the glorious Lama Londen Sherab. Lama Londen Sherab tested Setrap many times before ‘allowing’ and inviting him to Tibet. Because Tibet was so wild, Dharma was difficult to grow and there were lots of opponents, a special/powerful and quick acting Protector was necessary. Out of all the protectors, Lama Londen Sherab who himself is highly attained chose Setrap. Setrap agreed to Lama to go to Tibet. When Setrap arrived in barren Tibet, Lama threw some hair into the vastness and manifested peacocks (sound of Tibetan clarinets), elephants (long horns), lush jungles and many offerings to make Setrap an offering. Setrap was very pleased. In pujas to him today, we still play the clarinets (peacoks) and long horns (elephants) to make an offering of his home which is the Indian jungles.

Setrap was practiced strongly by the Kadampas of Tibet and when Lord Tsongkapa arrived and built Gaden, his attained students invited Setrap to be the principal protector of Gaden Shartse Monastery 600 years ago. Also in Drepung Nyeari Khamtsen (hundreds of monks) also practice Setrap very strongly. Setrap appears in the peaceful form (white) Tsangpa and takes trance in one of the main Tibetan govt oracles (Gadong). Gadong (Setrap) advises the Tibetan Govt and HH Dalai Lama for hundreds of years now. Setrap appears in wordly form to be ‘closer’ to us with less merits. When he is in ordinary form he is easier to contact. Many high lamas of Gaden have very close connections to him and worship him strongly. Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Lati Rinpoche, Kensur Jampa Yeshe, Gaden Tripa, Sharpa Choeje all worshipped Setrap.

Gaden Shartse has held Setrap as its main and principal protector for 600 years and the monks of Shartse are experts in Setrap practice. There is a large Setrap chapel in Gaden Shartse. Years ago I offered a large 15 foot thangka of Setrap to Gaden and it’s still hanging there. When I was in Los Angeles, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen passed Setrap to us and we did pujas. Every single month in Gaden Shartse Monastery, two full days of puja is offered to Setrap with full offerings and ritual music of long horns (elephants) and clarinets (peacocks). In the past Setrap would take trance a few times a year in Gaden Shartse in our oracle monk (he passed away) and gave oracular pronouncements to the whole monastery for the year. The abbots and all high lamas would come to Gaden to meet Setrap and get blessings. I have met Setrap this way many times. My recognition paper (one of them) came from Setrap directly.

 

Myself with the Incomparable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. I lived with Geshe Gyeltsen in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre in Los Angeles for around 8 years until I went to India to join Gaden Shartse Monastery. I was 16 when Geshe Gyeltsen allowed me to stay in the centre with him. I was so grateful, lucky and very fortunate to study under him and serve him. I remember those years with so much devotion, fondness and gratitude.

 

Setrap recognized me with his red seal in front of the abbot of Gaden Shartse and I was recognized as the 72nd abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery because of Setrap. My previous incarnation was in Dromo-phari and a student of Trijang Rinpoche and classmates with Zong Rinpoche. My incarnation before that was the 72nd abbot of Gaden. At the end of my term as abbot, I was said to retire, enter into White Tara Retreat to absorb the obstacles for the life of His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama and died in White Tara retreat. So during my retreat on White Tara for the long life of Dalai Lama, I passed away which is said to have taken the obstacles. When I was very young I would always meet lamas in America connected to Trijang Rinpoche and Gaden. When I saw Trijang Rinpoche’s picture in New Jersey decades ago for the first time, I cried, not knowing why.

 

 

This is the first picture of Trijang Rinpoche I saw as a kid. I didn't really know who he was, but upon seeing this picture, I started to cry and feel emotional in a good way. I borrowed the picture and photocopied it and kept it on my shrine at home. I keep this picture on my shrine now wherever I am.

 

When I left New Jersey to Los Angeles, I tried to join Dharmadhatu centre in LA. When I got there, the door was open, but no one answered. I knocked and knocked then I left. It was strange, because it was open. So I went to search for another centre and  I found Thubten Dhargye Ling centre by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. When I arrived, Geshe la was sitting below a statue of Tsongkapa and welcomed me. Amazing! That very night was Tsok so I joined Tsok, joined the centre and joined an institution where the protector was Setrap. I hitch-hiked from New Jersey to LA and ended up in a centre where Setrap is the protector and the guru is the disciple of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche. Finally when Zong Rinpoche arrived in Thubten Dhargye Ling, he told me I am a tulku or reincarnation and invited me to live in his personal house!! I immediately accepted Zong Rinpoche and his incredible invitation. I decided to go and do not regret it till this day.

 

 

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Even mentioning his name brings tears to my eyes. He made such a powerful and strong impact in my life. The most powerful.

 

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche cuts a piece of my hair with prayers to signify I will become an ordained monk in the future. I promised His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche I will become a monk in this picture. This was in Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles, California 1983.

 

 

Left to right. The incomparable Geshe Tsultrim Gyelten, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, his attendant and myself. This picture is very sad. This was the day Zong Rinpoche was flying off to Switzerland then India back to Gaden. I was devastated on this day. After this I never had a chance to physically meet Zong Rinpoche again. He passed into clear light a few years later before I arrived in Gaden. This was so hard for me.

 

 

I suffered a lot when I hitch-hiked. I was 15 going on 16. I was so young, naïve and innocent. I didn’t want to go to school. I felt the things school taught me was a waste of time and I would never use it (I was right..lol). I told my parents at a very young age I will be a monk and I belong in a monastery. I told my parents clearly I will not remain in USA but will go East. I remember that clearly. When I was very young and when when I ran away, I did Manjushri strongly daily along with Chenresig. I also did Pelden Hlamo (she is the protector of my personal monastery Tsem Monastery in Yara, Kham region, Tibet). I didn’t know she was a protector of Tsem Monastery as a child. I felt drawn to her, Manjushri and Chenresig. Do your Setrap practice continuously no matter what you feel. Setrap DOES NOT GRANT WHAT YOU WANT BUT WHAT YOU NEED.

 

Lord of Wisdom and deep penetrative understanding of phenomena, White Manjushri

 

Setrap does not grant things easily or quickly. He is like a grand old man. He watches your consistency and motivation, when he is pleased, he will stick with you very strongly and very loyally. Setrap is a very loyal and direct protector. He is one of the few enlightened protectors who can take trance of oracles. His trances in oracles are the most ferocious and wrathful and the oracles cannot stay in trance of Setrap for too long as the energy is too powerful. It’s like fitting a large erupting volcano into a small man!! LOL 🙂 . ….Setrap is not an ordinary nor worldly protector, hence Gaden Shartse Monastery adopts him as the main protector for the last 600 years. Just think, the institution by the King of Dharma Tsongkapa, has Setrap as the protector. That says a lot. Setrap is most pleased by the practice of 6 paramitas, Guru Devotion, Lam Rim and meditation on the Lam Rim. We should keep our practice consistent and this pleases Setrap.

– Tsem Rinpoche

 

Myself with His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in Chinatown, Los Angeles. I was holding his hands and guiding him down the road as it was crowded. Zong Rinpoche was very affectionate towards me always. I was so fortunate my Guru cared so much about me. I don't deserve it, but he did care alot.

 

 

Myself with the reincarnation of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

 

 

This is myself making my first offerings to the new incarnation of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. It was the first time I met the new incarnation. I saved up for months and acquired this Manjushri statue and offered to Rinpoche on our 'first' meeting again. I was told Zong Rinpoche really liked the statue and insisted to keep it my his bedside.

 

Left to right: The then abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and myself. This is during a grand puja in our main prayer hall.

 

 

The reincarnated Rinpoches( tulkus ) and Abbot Emeritus of Pukhang Khangtsen branch of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: Genpa Rinpoche, myself, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche, His Eminence Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Kentrul Rinpoche and Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche. In the background is the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.


 

Puja (prayers) in Pukhang Khangtsen branch of Gaden Shartse Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kentrul Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, myself, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. The reincarnated tulkus usually sit in the front of all pujas by Tibetan tradition.

 

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:34 am

    1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18-year-old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/me

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  2. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:21 am

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    A poem inspired by seeing a picture of my teacher, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche…

    In the sport of correct views,
    all that is correct is just a view,
    without permanence or substance.
    As long as we hold onto views,
    our sufferings are gathered 
    to be experienced without end.

    Without the strong methods of emptiness
    and compassion, bereft of merit,
    we sink deeper without respite.
    To arise from this samsara is but
    a dreamscape on the deluded mind.
    Therefore seek the guru, who confers the yidam,
    hold your vows and fixate on liberation 
    free of new creations. Free of new experiences as 
    there are none. 

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    Composed in Tsem Ladrang, Kuala Lumpur on July 7, 2014

  3. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 6:14 am

    I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese-style clay Buddha which was beige in colour on the floor, holding the door open. I thought the shopkeeper would collect a lot of negative karma without knowing if he kept such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn’t look like he wanted to talk or that he even cared. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he did not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

    I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time was still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

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  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm

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  5. Wong Suet Moi on Oct 29, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    since young i used to ask myself where to go after passed away. I was very fortunate to know Rinpoche somewhere at my age of 39 and come to know Rinpoche is a Tulku. Rinpoche is a living Buddha whereby choose to come back to tell us samsara is full of sufferings and the ultimate meaning of life. The meaing of life is not just go for school, look for a good job, earn monies, get married and have kids, aging and died. We should think more than that like where to go after we died, how to plan it and what to do now.

    Thank you Rinpoche work tirely for all the poor sentient beings like us. May all the sentient being in samsara have enought merits to receive teachings from Rinpoche.

    With folded hands
    Suet Moi

  6. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 1:07 am

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche is very devoted to his root guru, H.H. Zong Rinpoche.

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  7. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing the Dharma Protector of the Holy Ganden Shartse Monastery to Malaysia.

    I join the weekly Setrap Puja but after attended today’s dharma class, topic on “What is a Dharmapala?” I just realized that I haven’t put enough effort to understand and do not do this puja well.

    May I improve and do this Puja consistently so that Setrap can grant what I need and what is best for me.

  8. Bradley Kassian on May 25, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Thoughts of the Fifth Dalai Lama on the subject of Dorje Setrab:
    “Tendzin Gyatso, the Lingme Choje, Trayag Trulku and Dripa Khapa from Minyag said that one needed an authentic source in the form of an old manuscript for a propitiatory text of Setrabpa, the religious guardian of Sangphu. Nothing could be found except a text said to have been discovered in Yerpa, which was completely untrustworthy and had no beginning pages. So I just wrote one by guessing at what roughly conformed to the iconography depicted in well-known thangkas. It is not certain that this guardian deity is not one of the seven brothers called Tsengo Barwa Pundun. If that is the case, we can claim that the propitiation of the deity has its source related to the sadhana of the religious guardians found in the Dgongs ‘dus. In my opinion, if this is true, there would be no contradiction. In another respect, the deity has the same form as that of Trashi Wobar, whose cult was brought from India by the great lotsawa and later became the guardian of the Bodong tradition, which followed Panglo. There were therefor no kinds of treasure texts. I think this is similar (to the following idea): the master of Sangphu regarded himself as having ‘the same mind stream’ as that of Namse Dungmar in the same way that Dagchen Ngagchang said that he had the ‘same mind stream’ as that of Yeshe Gonpo Gur and Gyalpo Pehar.” (The passage was written in 1664. The Illusive Play, the Autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Chapter 39, page 507. Translated by Samten G. Karmay. Serindia Publications, 2014).

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Setrap the ancient protector, just feel he is always watching over High Lamas and those practitioners lay or otherwise who work hard for the sake of all sentient beings. Setrap horse’s tail is knotted indicating that if we hold our vows well Setrap will help us.

  10. Oya on Feb 14, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I greatly appreciate this comprehensive
    account of Venerable Zong Rinpoche,
    Metta,
    Oya

  11. Grace Leu on Jan 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    We are fortunate to have Rinpoche to teach us Setrap practice. We can rely on Lord Setrap as Setrap will provide our needs and always guide the suitable ways for us. With folded hand, thank you Rinpoche.

  12. LT Loo on Jan 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    When Guru Rinpoche was invited to spread Dharma by Tibetan King Trisong Detsen to then spiritually barbaric Tibet, he foreseen that many obstacles will arise to block the Tibetan from receiving the Dharma. Similarly, when Tsem Rinpoche was asked by His Guru H.E Lati Rinpoche and H.E Kensur Jampa Yeshe to teach in Malaysia, he brought in Dharmapala Setrap Chen practice for us to clear our obstacles pertaining to our’s Dharma practice. How kind of Rinpoche to even had the thought and prepared a Dharmapala for us even before we start!

  13. Shelly tai on Jan 10, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for introduce us this powerful protector practice . I remember first time I come to Kechara house I saw the Setrap statute I was not afraid of his wrathfulness instead I think he is a Buddha , so I start doing his practice since then it really help me whenever I need help especially if I need to do something virtue like dharma work.

  14. Sharon Ong on Jan 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    My Precious Guru,

    Am in such awe of your selflessness! Your previous incarnation died in retreat and is said to have taken the then Dalai Lama’s obstacles with your death. Such an awesome inspiration! My humble daily recitations of White Tara for your long life and stable health pales very much in comparison. Will step up in my practice and dedicate more to your long life, stable health and pray that all that you envision come into fruition swiftly.

    From your humble student with folded hands.

  15. AdelineTan on Jan 9, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this powerful and wonderful teaching on Lord Setrap practice and also all the holy pictures of the highly attained Lamas and the images of the holy dharma protectors. I have heard many Kecharians have benefited by relying on Lord Setrap practice. I am attending the weekly Setrap puja in Kechara House to clear all obstacles for a smooth spiritual path all the way.

  16. KH Ng on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for bringing the Dharma Protector of the Holy Ganden Shartse Monastery to Malaysia and via this blog to the world at large. I remember the first instruction you gave me was to go for Setrap puja; in 2006, not knowing the blessings of this instruction and the practice itself.Fortunately, I have been following this instruction diligently since and over the years I have witnessed many who have benefitted greatly from the Protector practice.

    With humility and sincerity I bow and thank Rinpoche for this great blessings to all beings by bringing Lord Setrap practice to All.

  17. Kien Wong on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche on this teaching. I learn different things in each time i read the story from time to time. Especially for a slow learner like me. So benefiting.

  18. Soon Huat on Jan 9, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for introducing the powerful Lord Setrap to us to help us in the Dharma path. I strongly believe we can not survive in Dharma path without help from Lord Setrap as there are a lot of obstacles during degenerating time.
    Personally, I feel the energy of Lord Setrap during puja and saw auspicious sign which Lord Setrap let us know His present.

    Thank You Rinpoche. I will follow your instruction closely without any doubt.

  19. Bradley on Jan 9, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful article regarding Setrap. 🙂 Very nice thangka of the great protector. Setrap is truly an amazing protector that can help all beings.

  20. Lester Lim on Jan 9, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the great article! I love every bit of it. Setrap is indeed not a worldly protector. He keeps the enlightenment of the practitioner in mind, always. My interest has however been, how is Setrap a manifestation of Amitabha Buddha? Is there any scriptural evidence? Anyway, I fold my hands in respect of the Great Cosmic Warrior.

  21. KYC on Jan 9, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for bringing the practice of Lord Setrap to Malaysia. Personally, I know of many people who have benefited from Setrap’s practice. Over the years, Rinpoche has given many teachings on Setrap. In one of the teachings, Rinpoche mentioned six secrets to guarantee Lord Setrap’s help: hold our vows, keep our samaya clean with the Guru, have pure motivations (at least be free of the 8 worldly concerns), have total conviction and faith in Setrap, consistently make offerings and do his puja (show sincerity), and practise the Dharma sincerely and live by the Dharma principles.

  22. patriciasnodgrass on Jan 9, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Thank you so much for this. I have copied the original chat from yesterday word for word and keep it close. I will continue to practice diligently and may the Grand Old Man be happy with me <3

  23. Michael C. on Jan 9, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Love this part the best – “Setrap does not grant things easily or quickly. He is like a grand old man. He watches your consistency and motivation, when he is pleased, he will stick with you very strongly and very loyally.” and this – “At the end of my term as abbot, I was said to retire, enter into White Tara Retreat to absorb the obstacles for the life of His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama and died in White Tara retreat. So during my retreat on White Tara for the long life of Dalai Lama, I passed away which is said to have taken the obstacles.” Thank you. I am very gladdened to hear and now know that this is not just theoretically possible, but has already been done. OM VAJRA SATO HUNG

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    In “Compassion Conquers All”, Tsem Rinpoche shows how through the practice of “The Eight Verses of Mind Transformation”, this wish for others to be happy can engender a state of mind of supreme love, compassion and altruism. This is the mind of Bodhicitta that wishes every sentient being to be free from every suffering and to enjoy real lasting happiness, and is determined to realise this wish by achieving the state of mind of real ultimate happiness and peace (that is free from every suffering) first, and then helping all beings attain it. This state of mind of ultimate peace and real lasting happiness is called Enlightenment or Full Awakening, where one achieves the qualities of omniscience, love and ability so as to have the power and ability to help others reach this same state.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2kCTofx
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:48 PM
    John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld (John Blofeld) (1913 – 1987) was a renowned writer of Chinese culture, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Mahayana Buddhist tradition. His literary endeavours had helped in introducing Buddhism to the Western world and inspired many to follow his path on the journey of spiritual discoveries.

    During his lifetime, John Blofeld had travelled widely around China and other countries, visited sacred mountains and monasteries, and met with hermits, sages and great Buddhist masters of various traditions. As his popularity grew, he used his fame to inspire younger writers to follow his path and helped to launch their career by writing forewords or providing constructive feedback to their maiden literary effort. Those who had the privilege to be acquainted with this extraordinary man, remembered his generosity, warmth, and sincerity. Even today, his writing and unique experiences continue to inspire others to the path of spirituality and give insight to the world of China when the refined Chinese civilisation was omnipresent

    Read more about Blofeld at http://bit.ly/2kLSRry
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:40 PM
    Following our habituated way of thinking, the source of whatever happiness we seek from marriage appears to be the picture of an ideal partner. In fact, even as we embark on a long-term relationship with our partners, we already have expectations and projections on our partner. We expect to be happy when our partner conforms to our own set of norms, way of thinking, and expectations. In order to correct this mistaken view, we need to look deeply into ourselves and see that happiness does not come from holding mistaken projections and expectations. In fact, when these expectations and projections are unfulfilled, they are likely to cause us disappointment, pain, and anguish instead.

    Read more about our actions and pursuits at finding happiness at http://bit.ly/2mgjgOx
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:27 PM
    Tsarchen Losal Gyatso (1502 – 1566 CE) was a famous master and the founder of the Tsarpa lineage of the Sakya tradition centred at Dar Drangmoche Monastery in the central Tsang province of Tibet.

    The great Tsarchen Losal Gyatso is the 21st lineage holder of the Vajrayogini tantric tradition stemming from the Mahasiddha Naropa himself. In fact, by engaging in Vajrayogini as his main practice, Tsarchen Losal Gyatso gained high realisations and went on to have several important visionary experiences associated with her. Due to his high realisations, Tsarchen also beheld pure visions of Padmasambhava, Vajrayogini, Chakrasamvara, Kalachakra, Yamantaka, other tantric deities and masters.

    Read more about Tsarchen Losal Gyatso at http://bit.ly/2kj8bM9
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:23 PM
    Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) was an illustrious man of many talents. A prolific writer, poet, songwriter, playwright, actor, and painter, he revolutionised Indian art and literature, and was also a pioneer of the Bengal Renaissance Movement. Rabindranath’s works have influenced numerous writers, artists, painters, activists, humanitarian workers, social workers, the poor and the rich across the globe, and his works have been translated into Dutch, English, Spanish, German, and many other languages.

    Read more about Rabindranath at http://bit.ly/2kBH2nW
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:52 PM
    This is a very interesting article to know that Mongolian astrology is closely related to Buddhism. Some of us might think astrology is a very superstitious practice but it is practised in Buddhism.

    From the scripture, our body body parts are related to different planets. In a way, it means our body and the universe are in fact one. Therefore, we should respect our environment because if our mother nature has lost its balance, our health will be affected as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/a-mongolian-manual-of-astrology-and-divination.html
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:24 PM
    The most recent celebrity that was reported to have shown some interest in Buddhism is Katy Perry. People often think being a celebrity is wonderful, but behind all the smiles and the beauty, there is much suffering and pain… We have seen it many times, and celebrities who fail to cope with the stress and public pressure often take up dangerous habits or suicidal. I’m not claiming that I know of Katy Perry’s life and difficulties, but as long as we are all in samsara, we are all subjected to suffering.

    Read more http://bit.ly/2kAM442
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:17 PM
    The International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal isq all about the 14 highest mountains in the world…all of them are at least 8,000 meters in height! Those interested in mountaineering would come to Pokhara as most of the trekking routes start from there.

    Out of the top 14 mountains, 8 are within Nepal! Since 1920 (when mountaineering was still new to the world) many researchers would come to this beautiful country to do research on things like how the mountains were formed…what the exact height of the mountain is…what minerals can be found there etc.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2mckDh7
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:13 PM
    Malaysia adopts a constitutional monarchy system that is a mixture of hereditary and elected monarchs. Malaysia consists of several administrative regions across thirteen states and three federal territories. Nine states are ruled by monarchs, four states are supervised by a Yang di-Pertua Negeri or Governor, and the Federal Government controls the remaining three federal territories.

    Read more about Malaysia monarcy at http://bit.ly/2lWGlpd

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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.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
4 months ago
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
5 months ago
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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