Choijin Lama: The State Oracle of Mongolia

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Statue of Buddha Shakyamuni in Choijin Lama Temple

Statue of Buddha Shakyamuni in Choijin Lama Temple, Mongolia

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang)

 

Buddhism in Mongolia

The First Wave
According to the Origins of Dharma in the Hor Regions by the great Mongolian scholar Lobsang Tamdrin, Buddhism was brought to the Hor Region (northern Kham, Tibet) during the Mongol Yuan Dynasty in three waves. The first wave was during the time of the Indian Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd Century B.C.E., three centuries before Buddhism surfaced in China, and some eight centuries before it took root in Tibet. In his work, Lobsang Tamdrin mentioned that even during these ancient times, Hor supported a population of over one hundred thousand Buddhist monks. The cave paintings along the Hor section of the Silk Road bear witness to this early Mongol practice of Buddhism.

Mongolia has a strong and vibrant history of Buddhism. Pictured here is Erdene Zuu Monastery, which was founded by Abtai Sain Khan and survives until today

Mongolia has a strong and vibrant history of Buddhism. Pictured here is Erdene Zuu Monastery, which was founded by Abtai Sain Khan and survives until today

 

The Second Wave
The second wave began with Chinggis Khan who established a special relationship with the Sakya tradition. Later, Chinggis Khan’s grandson Kublai Khan who reigned from 1269 to 1294, and who established the Yuan Dynasty in 1271, invited Lama Drogon Chogyal Phagpa (Phagpa Lodro Gyaltsen, 1235-1280), nephew of Sakya Pandita, to give teachings throughout his kingdom. Hence, Buddhism became the de facto state religion of the Mongol Yuan state. Such was the influence of Buddhism on Mongolian culture that in 1269, Kublai Khan commissioned Drogon Chogyal Phagpa to design a new writing system to unify the writing systems of his multilingual empire. The new writing system then served as the official Mongolian national script.

Chinggis Khan

Chinggis Khan

According to Glenn Mullin, Kublai Khan’s total dedication to Lama Chogyal Phagpa is documented in The Journals of Marco Polo. Marco Polo was charged by the Pope with the task of converting Kublai Khan to Christianity. However, although Kublai Khan was happy to sponsor Christians in his court and to retain them as advisors, he personally remained strongly Buddhist. Marco Polo lamented this fact in his journals, attributing his failure to convert the Khan to the superior skills of Chogyal Phagpa who was able to impress the emperor with his display of magical powers such as telekinesis.

Glenn Mullin mentioned that in Chogyal Phagpa’s biography, there were details of him giving Kublai Khan and his inner circle many Buddhist tantric lineage transmissions and teachings. In addition, it is important to note that Dr Gene Smith, the then Director of the Tibetan Buddhist Research Center (TBRC) in New York, had written to Glenn Mullin, stating that the oldest surviving manuscript in the TBRC database is a Buddhist text on the Kalachakra Tantra. It was published on the occasion of Kublai Khan’s passing in 1294 to ensure the great emperor’s rebirth in the Kalachakra pure land of Shambhala.

 

The Third Wave
The third wave began with the arrival of the Gelug tradition in Mongolia in the 1570s, and its adoption by the Tumed Mongol King Altan Khan as the national religion of the country. At that time, the head of the Gelugpas was known both at home and abroad as Jey Tamchey Khyenpa or “The Omniscient Master”. The title “Dalai Lama” had not as yet been conferred. In 1578, with ambitions to emulate Chinggis Khan, Altan Khan invited Sonam Gyatso (1543-1588), to a summit. They became allies, with Altan Khan gaining legitimacy as a Mongol ruler and the Ganden Phodrang receiving military protection and material patronage.

A statue of Altan Khan

A statue of Altan Khan

It was Altan Khan who recognised Sonam Gyatso as a reincarnation of Lama Chogyal Phagpa and gave the Tibetan leader the title of “Dalai Lama” (Ocean Lama). Sonam Gyatso, in turn, recognised Altan as a reincarnation of Kublai Khan and legitimised him as a “Khan” (Successor of Chinggis Khan). It was a win-win situation – Altan became a great Khan while Sonam Gyatso became a reincarnation of the Sakya Gongma, a great scholar of the Sakya school, and was given the title of “Dalai Lama”.

Altan Khan’s nephew Abtai Sain Khan (1554 – 1588), a Khalkha-Mongolian prince, was named by the 3rd Dalai Lama as the First Khan of the Tusheet Khanate in 1587. Abtai zealously propagated Tibetan Buddhism among the Khalkha Mongols and in 1585, he founded the Buddhist monastery of Erdene Zuu which has largely survived till this day. Hence, the “Yellow Hat Sect” or the Gelug tradition quickly became the dominant spiritual tradition in Mongolia and has remained so up to now.

 

Qing Dynasty (1635–1912) and Beyond

During his campaign against Ligdan Khan (the last Mongol khan), the Qing Emperor Hong Taiji (1592-1643) became a patron of Tibetan Buddhism or “The Yellow Church” in order to gain the support of the Mongols.

Emperor Qianlong

Emperor Qianlong

The patronage of Tibetan Buddhism usually came in the form of gifts. Emperor Qianlong, for example, commissioned Tibetan Buddhist art works to be presented as gifts. This was done on such a massive scale that he even managed to surpass his grandfather, Emperor Kangxi, who once presented so many gifts to his favourite Mongolian Lama, Zanabazar, that his caravan of camels took three days and three nights to pass through the gates of Beijing!

By the beginning of the 20th Century, Outer Mongolia had more than five hundred temples which controlled a significant amount of the country’s wealth.

Ulaanbaatar (previously known as Ikh Khuree) was the seat of the preeminent living Buddha of Mongolia, the Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, also known as the Bogd Gegen and later as the Bogd Khan. With the end of Manchu rule in 1911, the autonomous state of Mongolia took the form of a weakly centralised theocracy, headed by the Jebtsundamba Khutuktu.

 

The Tradition of Oracles

According to anthropologists, shamanism is the oldest religion practised in Asia. The practice of Bon in Tibet is said to have come from Taksik, a region that roughly corresponds to ancient Persia. Elements of Shamanistic practices can still be found in countries such as Russia, China, Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, India, etc. Through the efforts of the three Dharma Kings of Tibet (Songsten Gampo, Trisong Detsen and Ralpachen), most Tibetans were converted from Shamanistic Bon to Buddhism by the 9th Century C.E.

Choijin Lama Temple Cham masks and costumes

Choijin Lama Temple Cham masks and costumes

This does not mean that shamanism was totally abandoned. In the course of time, some aspects of shamanistic Bon and ancient tantrism were transformed and assimilated into Buddhist practice. For example, the tradition of using oracles to communicate with certain Buddhist deities and Dharma protectors has been incorporated into Tibetan Buddhism. It was the same with the Mongols. After 1300 C.E., the Mongols converted from shamanism to Buddhism, and this faith spread all the way north to Siberia.

The Cham dance also underwent a similar transformation. Many elements of Cham have their roots in Hinduism and the Bon tradition. Sharing its roots with ancient tantra, Cham is said to have first originated in the Himalayan range. According to a legend, the Cham dance tradition was started by Guru Padmasambhava in the late 8th Century C.E. When the king of Tibet Trisong Detsen requested Guru Padmasambhava to subdue the spirits that were hindering the construction of Samye Monastery, the revered Guru performed the Cham dance ritual.

 

The 8th Bogd Khan: the Last Emperor of Mongolia

The Jebtsundamba Khutuktu is the spiritual head of the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia. The first Jebtsundamba, Zanabazar (1635–1723), was identified as the reincarnation of the scholar Taranatha of the Jonang school of Tibetan Buddhism.

At the end of Manchu rule in 1911, the Buddhist church and its clergy provided the only political structure available. Hence, it was then that Mongolia adopted the form of a weakly centralised theocracy, headed by the 8th Jebtsundamba (1869–1924), who was called Bogd Khan. He was the Head of State until his death in 1924.

 

List of Jebtsundamba Khutuktus

  1. Öndör Gegeen Zanabazar (1635–1723)
  2. Luvsandambiydonmi (1724–1757)
  3. Ishdambiynyam (1758–1773)
  4. Luvsantüvdenvanchug (1775–1813)
  5. Luvsanchültimjigmed (1815–1841)
  6. Luvsantüvdenchoyjijaltsan (1843–1848)
  7. Agvaanchoyjivanchugperenlaijamts (1850–1868)
  8. Agvaanluvsanchoyjindanzanvaanchigbalsambuu (1870–20 May 1924)

 

The Bogd Khan

The 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu Agvaanluvsanchoyjindanzanvaanchigbalsambuu

His Holiness the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu also known as the Bogd Khan (Mongolian: Богд хаан, 1869–1924) became de facto leader of Outer Mongolia in 1911, when Outer Mongolia declared independence from the Qing Dynasty of China after the Xinhai Revolution. He was born in Tibet. As the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu, he was the third most important person in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, below only the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama, and therefore also known as the “Bogd Lama”. He was the spiritual leader of Outer Mongolia’s Tibetan Buddhism. His wife Tsendiin Dondogdulam, the Ekh Dagina (“Dakini Mother”), was believed to be a manifestation of White Tara. The brother of the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, was the state oracle and occupied one of the five temples on the Choijin Lama Temple complex.

 

Life of the Bogd Khan

The 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu was born in 1869 in Lithang, Kham, in the family of a Tibetan official. His father, Gonchigtseren, was an accountant at the 12th Dalai Lama’s court. The boy was officially recognised as the new incarnation of the Jebtsundamba Khutughtu in the Potala Palace in the presence of the 13th Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama. The new Jebtsundamba Khutughtu arrived in Urga, the capital of Outer Mongolia, in 1874. After this he lived only in Mongolia.

According to one eyewitness,

…he did not become a puppet in the hands of the lamas but, on the contrary, took them in hand. Since his young years he wanted to restore the great Mongolian kingdom of Genghis Khan or, at least, to liberate Mongolia from the Chinese and make it self-dependent. Local princes feared him, but the masses liked him… An independent and clever first hierarch and ruler was unacceptable neither for Tibet, nor for the Chinese.

As a result, from his young years the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu was the subject of intrigues of Qing officials in Urga. Later he became the subject of propaganda campaigns organised by Mongolian Communists, which attacked him by alleging that he was a prolific poisoner, a paedophile, and a libertine, which was later repeated in non-scientific literature. However, analysis of documents stored in Mongolian and Russian archives do not confirm these statements.

Bogde lama

As a monk, the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu had limited access to physical means of imposing power, though some enemies were executed for blasphemy. The Polish traveller Ferdinand Ossendowski recorded that he knew “every thought, every movement of the Princes and Khans, the slightest conspiracy against him, and the offender is usually kindly invited to Urga, from where he does not return alive.” However, Ossendovsky’s claims for his acquaintance with the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu are not confirmed by comparative analysis of his book and manuscripts.

The 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu lost his power when Chinese troops occupied the country in 1919. The Tusiyetu Khan Aimak’s Prince Darchin Ch’in Wang was a supporter of Chinese rule while his younger brother Tsewang was a supporter of Russian Baron Ungern-Sternberg. When Baron Ungern’s forces failed to seize Urga in late 1920, the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu was placed under house arrest; then he was freed and reinstated by Ungern shortly before he took Urga in 1921. After the revolution in 1921 led by Damdin Sükhbaatar, the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu was allowed to stay on the throne in a limited monarchy until his death in 1924, a year after that of his wife.

 

Death of the Bogd Khan

The government took control of the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu’s seal after his death according to the November 26, 1924 Constitution of the Mongolian People’s Republic.

After his death, the Mongolian Revolutionary government, led by followers of the Soviet Communists, declared that no more reincarnations were to be found and established the Mongolian People’s Republic. However, rumours about a reincarnation of the Jebtsundamba Khutuktu appeared in northern Mongolia in that same year. No traditional determination of the supposed incarnation was conducted. Another rumour appeared in 1925. In November 1926 the 3rd Great Khural of Mongolian People’s Republic approved a special resolution that searches for reincarnations of the Jebtsundamba Khutuktu should not be allowed. A final prohibition was approved by the 7th Congress of the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party and the 5th People’s Great Khural in 1928.

Nevertheless, the next reincarnation of Jebtsundamba Khutuktu was found in Tibet as a boy born in 1932 in Lhasa. This was not announced until the collapse of the USSR and democratic revolution in Mongolia. The 9th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu was formally enthroned in Dharamsala by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso in 1991, and in Ulaanbaatar in 1999.

The Winter Palace of the Jebtsundamba Khutuktu has been preserved and is a tourist attraction in Ulaanbaatar.

 

State Oracle Choijin Lama

In old Mongolia, the highest authority relied upon the State Oracle with regards to state matters and governance of the entire nation. The divination and prophetic pronouncements of this State Oracle played a crucial role in the running of the country, which included major decisions, policy-making, and so forth. In Mongolia, there were a number of oracles that took possession of Shamanistic and Buddhist deities. Out of these, the Mongolian leaders consulted the protector deities that took possession of the State Oracle, because their pronouncements were the most accurate and authoritative. Naturally, the State Oracle was consulted by ministers, aristocrats, religious authorities and especially the temporal and spiritual leader of Mongolia, the Bogd Khan (also known as the Jebtsundamba Khutughtu), one of the many who frequently sought advice from the State Oracle.

The Dharma Protectors Nechung, Tsiu Marpo (Kache Marpo) and Dorje Shugden are the three state protectors relied upon by Mongolia and they took trance of the state oracle during important events and provided prophetic pronouncements related to the country and its people.

The Bogd Khan is to Mongolia as the Dalai Lama is to Tibet. He is believed to be an incarnation of Vajrapani, is one of the three great Bodhisattvas whereas the Dalai Lama, who is believed to be an incarnation of another great Bodhisattva Chenrezig, – is a close counterpart. Similarly, Tibet’s reliance on the State Oracle is also followed by the Mongolians in the example of the Mongolian State Oracle, the Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav.

In 1874, the four-year-old Tibetan-born 8th reincarnation of the Jebtsundamba Khutuktu travelled to Mongolia with his parents and brothers. His father was a senior civil servant in the Ganden Phodrang administration.

Photograph of Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav

Photograph of Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav

In 1883-1884, the Xamba Lama Baldanchoimbol, head abbot of Ikh Khuree and capital of Mongolia (the city was founded in 1639 as a nomadic Buddhist monastic centre) discussed with the Bogd Khan about training his brother Luvsankhaidav as a “choijin” (oracle) to protect the Buddhist teachings. One reason for this was Luvsankhaidav’s frequent fainting spells, a sign of possession. He later became the official state oracle.

In order to formalise the oracle institution, a Mongolian lama, Luvsanpeljee of Wangain Aimag in Zuun Khuree, composed a text to invoke the protectors and became teacher to Luvsankhaidav. In 1884, Mongolian religious leaders invited Setev Choje from Tibet to lead the training of Luvsankhaidav.

Another version of the appointment is that during the Guangxu Qing period, Tserendorj of Maimaachen Khot, being in control, made Luvsankhaidav the oracle and gave him the title of Oracle Lama (Choijin Lama) in 1916. In the same year, Luvsankhaidav was given the position of Toriin Choijin (State Oracle) and the title of “Protector of the Xalx Religion,” Xalx being a term used to mean Mongolia or Mongolians.

Luvsankhaidav took Surenkhorloo, daughter of the Zaisan Damdin of Maimaa Khot, to be his consort.

 

Training as an Oracle

Choijin Lama learned to take trance and the three protectors who possessed him were Naichun Choijin (Nechung), Zumer (Tsiu Marpo) and Dorjsug (Dorje Shugden). By decree of the Bogd Khan, Choijin Lama officially took trance twice a year – once on the 8th of the first lunar month (Lunar New Year) and another time on the 28th of the last month. The rituals were held with the intention of bolstering the Mongolian religion and state and to defeat enemies and demons (i.e. to overcome obstacles).

Swords brandished, bent and folded by Choijin Lama in trance.

Swords brandished, bent and folded by Choijin Lama in trance.

The ritual initially took place in a large felt yurt but by 1901, a small wooden temple had been built for this purpose. This was located next to Dashdandarlin Temple, north-west of the Yellow Palace. Fifty monks who were the Bogd’s disciples were appointed to participate in the ceremonies. The temple was called “Zanxan” and had the title “The Palace that Defeats the Demons of the Black Direction.”

In 1903, the temple burnt down and many yurts were put up for the Choijin Lama in the enclosed yard of Tsakhriin shadar gün Shagdarjaw (Tsakhar Shagdar gün), where permanent ceremonies were held.

A separate complex was established from 1904 to 1908 with brick buildings designed by the architect Ombog, who also built the Bogd Khan’s Green Palace. This new temple later received the honorary title “Forgiveness-Promoting Temple” from the Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

 

The State Oracle

According to records, Luvsankhaidav used to light candles and close all the doors and curtains when starting the trance ceremony. Mongolian state officials and religious leaders came to participate in the ritual and to pray and ask for protection.

While in trance, he also issued prophecies. He became extraordinarily powerful and demonstrated many feats such as tying swords into knots, licking hot metal from a fire, issuing fire from his body, flying and so on.

Oracular chair and throne

Oracular chair and throne

It is said that people who were wounded by his sword during the possession were considered to be very lucky. His arms and legs would sometimes be tied to columns because of their huge strength while in trance. During the more important and larger ceremonies, lamas from Zuun Khuree (known as Ikh Khuree before 1991 and now as Ulaanbaatar) were invited to participate.

It was during these ceremonies that Choijin Lama took trance of Nechung, Tsiu Marpo and Dorje Shugden. Luvsanpeljee recorded, translated and made known the pronouncements made by the protectors in trance to the assembly. He also managed the important affairs of Choijin Lama and was given the title “Daichin Khamba” (Heroic Abbot).

According to descriptions of the protectors in trance, Nechung and Tsiu Marpo were not very fierce, but Dorje Shugden was a very fierce protector. When Dorje Shugden took trance of Choijin Lama, it was the wrathful aspect and he would be leaping about, bobbing up and down and foaming at the mouth.

Numerous titles and seals were given to Luvsankhaidav, indicating the prestigious status of Choijin Lama. His temple complex also possessed the same privileges and rights as Dechingalaw in the Yellow Palace and numerous administrators belonged to it. It also had a treasury. The main tutelary deities of the temple were Jigjid (Yamantaka) and Damdin (Hayagriva).

 

Cham Dance

Cham dances were also held at the Choijin Lama Temple a few times a year. According to one record, it was held on the 29th of the last summer month, but from 1916, it was held once a year on the 25th of the 8th month, with 108 lamas taking part.

Amongst the deities in the Cham dances were Mam (Tibetan: Mamo), Zan (a kind of demon or powerful ghost) and Tawan Khan (Five Kings), with Luvsanpeljee playing the part of Tawan Khan. This ended in 1921 or earlier in 1918 when Choijin Lama passed away.

Mongolia has a long history of Cham dances

Mongolia has a long history of Cham dances

 

Death of Choijin Lama

There are a few versions of how Choijin Lama passed away. One theory claims that on the morning of March 28, 1918, he suddenly fainted and passed away. Another version of this is that he blacked out and died while he was in trance. According to a third version, he died in his sleep when his home was destroyed by a fire.

After his death in 1918, the temple continued to perform rituals, as usual, reciting texts until it closed in 1936. In 1941, it reopened as “The Choijin Lama Temple Museum.”

 

The Choijin Lama Temple

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The temple complex consists of five buildings. As you enter, the first temple is the Temple of the Maharajas or Guardians of the Four Directions. In the main temple, there are statues of Buddhas, the thrones of Choijin Lama and Baldanchoimbol with the statue of Choijin Lama to the right, and the embalmed mummy of Baldanchoimbol (the Yonzon Lama, teacher of the 7th and 8th Jebtsundamba Khutuktu) to the left.

The Zuugiin sum or temple of Buddha Shakyamuni is situated to the north-west of the main temple and behind the main temple is the Yadamiin sum (Temple of the tutelary deity). In addition, there is the Khotol chuulganii tus amgalant tiwiin süm (Temple of the continent of the great happiness) which is an octagonal shaped two-storey building built in 1907 and dedicated to the memory of Ondor Gegeen Zanabazar (1635–1723).

Today, the temple is officially a museum but it is also an active religious temple. People come to pray and worship at the temple. Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche has travelled to Mongolia and made offerings to Dorje Shugden in this temple.

 

Conclusion

The Mongolians were introduced to Buddhist teachings as far back as the 3rd Century B.C.E., earlier than the Chinese and Tibetans. The introduction of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Gelug tradition to Mongolia in the 1570s by the Tumed Mongol King Altan Khan, resulted in this tradition becoming an essential part of the history and culture of Mongolia, which has remained until today despite the communist purge in the second half of the 20th Century.

Statue of Je Tsongkhapa in Choijin Lama Temple

Statue of Je Tsongkhapa in Choijin Lama Temple

When Manchu rule ended in 1911, the Buddhist church and its clergy took over the running of the country. A theocratic government was formed, headed by the 8th Jebtsundamba or Bogd Khan. During this time, it was decided that Mongolia needed the help of a state oracle which came in the form of Choijin Lama.

It is noteworthy that Choijin Lama was trained to take trance of Nechung (the first protector of Samye Monastery who later “moved” to Lhasa to become the state protector of Tibet), Tsiu Marpo (who replaced Nechung as protector of Samye Monastery) and Dorje Shugden, the protector of Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings. There was no sectarianism, no conflict and no schism. All there was were three traditional enlightened protectors coming to the aid the Mongolians.

Statues and Thangkas of Dorje Shugden, Nechung and Tsiu Marpo in the Choijin Lama Temple

The Choijin Lama Temple in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia has a fine collection of statues and thangkas, including those of the three Dharma Protectors, Nechung, Tsiu Marpo (Kache Marpo) and Dorje Shugden. The Mongolian State Oracle, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, the younger brother of the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu (Bogd Khan), took trance of these deities and occupied one of the five temples in the Choijin Lama Temple complex. This is indeed a powerful and blessed pilgrimage site to visit for any serious practitioner of Buddha Dharma. It is said the energy till now that emanates from the seat that the Choijin Lama sat during his trance of the three protectors is imbued with powerful blessings. It would be wonderful if we can touch our prayer rosary to his preserved seat housed in this temple as well as make offerings. Negative spirits or disturbances cannot enter this sacred abode therefore those with harmful supernatural afflictions should do prayers in front of the seat/throne to Choijin Lama the powerful state oracle of Mongolia. Among Mongolia’s many other rich beautiful places of culture to visit, this temple should be a priority.

 

Nechung

Nechung was institutionalised as the protector of the Tibetan government when the Great 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, gained temporal power in 1642. Nechung has since held great influence in Tibetan political decisions and until today, the current 14th Dalai Lama regularly consults Nechung for political advice.

The Nechung statue in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum

The Nechung statue in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum

A thangka of Nechung in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum

A thangka of Nechung in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum

 

Tsiu Marpo (Kache Marpo)

Tsiu Marpo is an ancient Buddhist deity originating from the time of Guru Rinpoche when he installed Tsiu Marpo as a Dharma Protector at Samye Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery built in Tibet by Guru Rinpoche. Tsiu Marpo helps to increase the growth of Dharma in Tibet and the surrounding areas.

When Dorje Shugden manifested as a Dharma Protector, Tsiu Marpo saw the benefits of Dorje Shugden’s practice and activities, and on his own free will, took an oath to become one of Dorje Shugden’s ministers. As such, he is practised within the Nyingma tradition as Tsiu Marpo and within the Gelug tradition as Kache Marpo.

A statue of the protector Tsiu Marpo (the larger statue) in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum

A statue of the protector Tsiu Marpo (the larger statue) in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum

A Tsiu Marpo thangka in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum

A Tsiu Marpo thangka in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum

 

Dorje Shugden

The mighty Gyalchen Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector who exhibits a worldly aspect. He is, in fact, inseparable in nature from Manjushri and the Highest Yoga Tantric deity Yamantaka. Dorje Shugden’s form and nature make his practice very beneficial in our modern era. Dorje Shugden arose to protect the precious teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa as well as the general Buddha Dharma and he guides sentient beings on their spiritual path to reach enlightenment. As Dorje Shugden arose just 360 years ago, the beings of this present time have a closer and stronger karmic affinity with Dorje Shugden as compared with any other Dharma Protectors. He is known to act much faster to supplicants due to this closeness. As confirmed by Morchen Dorjechang Kunga Lhundrub (1654-1728), a very highly realised master of the Sakya tradition, with his declaration to his disciple, “Now is the time to rely upon Dorje Shugden.”

Dorje Shugden statue in the Mongolian State Oracle temple

Dorje Shugden statue in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum as commissioned by the famous Mongolian State Oracle, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav

An image of Dorje Shugden commissioned by the Mongolian State Oracle, Luvsankhaidav (1871-1918) for use in his temple

An image of Dorje Shugden commissioned by the Mongolian State Oracle, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav (1871-1918) for use in his temple

Another Dorje Shugden thangka in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum

Another Dorje Shugden thangka in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum by the renowned Mongolian State Oracle Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav who was the brother of the highest Lama King of Mongolia, the 8th Bogd Khan who had ruled the country similar to his counterpart the Dalai Lama in Tibet.

Since the Mongolian State Oracle, Luvsankhaidav, took trance of Dorje Shugden, Nechung and Tsiu Marpo, it clearly shows that these three deities are of similar positive qualities because a State Oracle simply cannot be taking trance of an evil being and two enlightened beings. As such, it is illogical for the Tibetan government (Central Tibetan Administration) who had over the two decades, falsely claimed Dorje Shugden as an evil spirit. It does not make sense that the revered Mongolian State Oracle takes trance of two positive beings, Nechung and Tsiu Marpo, as well as to take trance of a negative entity, Dorje Shugden. It would be conflictive and will not be beneficial to the Mongolian people.

In fact, it is because Dorje Shugden had greatly benefitted the people of Mongolia that the State Oracle took trance in this efficacious protector. It is their strong belief in Dorje Shugden, who had given only correct advice and bestowed powerful blessings that empowered the State Oracle to continue taking trance of Dorje Shugden. The very fact that Nechung, Tsiu Marpo and Dorje Shugden can all take trance through the famous state oracle of Mongolia proves that the three deities have no conflict with each other as well as being highly beneficial to those who practice them.

These three positive protectors, Nechung, Tsiu Marpo (Kache Marpo) and Dorje Shugden have played significant roles in aiding the Mongolians during their times of need. Today, people from all over the world come to pray and worship in the Choijin Lama Temple, as well as, to make offerings to Dorje Shugden. This sacred temple is a testimony to Mongolia’s deep Buddhist culture as well as their connection to three state protectors Nechung, Tsiu Marpo (Kache Marpo) and Dorje Shugden. It would be beneficial for Mongolia to take up the practice of these three protectors again continuing the enlightened wisdom of the high lamas of their country.

 

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Zanabazar is the first incarnation of the Bogd Khan lineage of ruler lamas of Mongolia. In other words, Zanabazar is of the same mind-stream as the 8th Bogd Khan who was the Choijin Lama’s brother.

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Sitasamvara by Zanabazar

Sitasamvara (White Heruka) by Zanabazar

Vajrapani by Zanabazar

Vajrapani (Buddha of Power) by Zanabazar

A statue of Zanabazar

A statue of Zanabazar

Altar piece by Zanabazar

Altar piece by Zanabazar

Standing Maidari (Maitreya) on the left, seated Maidari (Maitreya) on the right by Zanabazar

Standing Maidari (Maitreya) on the left, seated Maidari (Maitreya) on the right by Zanabazar

Model of the Amitabha Pure Land

Model of the Amitabha Pure Land (Sukhavati)

Model of the Maitreya Pure Land

Model of the Maitreya Pure Land (Gaden Tushita heaven)

Mahasiddha Tilopa

Mahasiddha Tilopa

Mahasiddha Naropa

Mahasiddha Naropa

Hayagriva

Hayagriva

Vajrapani

Vajrapani

Vajrayogini

Naro Kacho Vajrayogini

Guru Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche

An Arhat statue on the left, a small Hayagriva statue on the right

An Arhat statue on the left, a small Hayagriva statue on the right

Dorje Shugden in different angles

Dorje Shugden from a different angle

Dorje Shugden in different angles

Dorje Shugden in close-up and full body photograph

Dorje Shugden in different angles

Dorje Shugden in different angles

King of Shambhala with the Dorje Shugden commissioned by the Mongolian State Oracle, Luvsankhaidav, at the back

King of Shambhala in front of the Dorje Shugden painting commissioned by the Mongolian State Oracle, Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav

Closeup of the main altar in Choijin Lama Temple Museum

Close-up of the main altar in Choijin Lama Temple Museum

Main altar of Choijin Lama Temple Museum

Main altar of Choijin Lama Temple Museum

Shakyamuni Buddha

Shakyamuni Buddha

Lama Tsongkhapa and his two heart sons

Lama Tsongkhapa and his two heart sons

Yamantaka

Yamantaka

 

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More Thangkas in Choijin Lama Temple Museum

 

Vajradhara

Buddha Vajradhara

Eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara

Eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara

Ushnishavijaya

Ushnishavijaya, The Goddess of Longevity

Dukkar

Dukkar, The Goddess of the White Parasol

Norbudema-med. 61.42 inches x 45.67 inches. (Ref: Publisher: Tsultem, Development of the Mongolian National Style Painting (Ulaanbaatar, 1986), no. 65)

Norbudema-med. 61.42 inches x 45.67 inches. (Ref: Publisher: Tsultem, Development of the Mongolian National Style Painting (Ulaanbaatar, 1986), no. 65)

Amitabha Buddha

Amitabha Buddha

Vajrapani

Vajrapani

Outer form of Kalarupa

Outer form of Kalarupa

Four-Faced Mahakala

Four-Faced Mahakala

Mandala

Mandala

 

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Cham Dance Masks and Costumes in Choijin Lama Temple Museum

 

From left: The Cham dance masks of Tshoijoo (Yama), Gongor (Sita Mahakala) and Begtse Chen (Jamsran)

From left: The Cham dance masks of Tshoijoo (Yama), Gongor (Sita Mahakala) and Begtse Chen (Jamsran)

Close-up of the Cham dance masks of Tshoijoo (Yama), Gongor (Sita Mahakala) and Begtse Chen (Jamsran) Cham dance mask (click to enlarge)

Close-up of the Cham dance masks of Tshoijoo (Yama), Gongor (Sita Mahakala) and Begtse Chen (Jamsran) Cham dance mask (click to enlarge)

From left: The Cham dance masks of the Spirit of Songgina in Da Khuree style, Khangard (Garuda) Spirit of Bogdo Ula in Da Khuree style, and Dagdam (Bar, tiger)

From left: The Cham dance masks of the Spirit of Songgina in Da Khuree style, Khangard (Garuda) Spirit of Bogdo Ula in Da Khuree style, and Dagdam (Bar, tiger)

Cham dance costume of Begtse Chen (Jamsran) encrusted with coral

Cham dance costume of Begtse Chen (Jamsran) encrusted with coral

Close-up of the Begtse Chen (Jamsran) Cham dance mask that weighs over 30 pounds and is made of coral. The whole costume weighs around 100 pounds

Close-up of the Begtse Chen (Jamsran) Cham dance mask that weighs over 30 pounds and is made of coral. The whole costume weighs around 100 pounds

Another Cham dance costume and mask

Another Cham dance costume and mask

 

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Choijin Lama Temple Museum

 

Aerial view of Choijin Lama Temple Museum and the surrounding grounds

Aerial view of Choijin Lama Temple Museum and the surrounding grounds

Another view of Choijin Lama Temple Museum and the surrounding grounds

Another view of Choijin Lama Temple Museum and the surrounding grounds

A map of the Choijin Lama Temple Museum

A map of the Choijin Lama Temple Museum (click to enlarge)

Main Temple complex at Choijin Lama Museum

Main Temple complex at Choijin Lama Museum

Temple of Zuu on the left and the main Choijin Lama Temple building on the right

Temple of Zuu on the left and the main Choijin Lama Temple building on the right

The Screen Wall facing Choijin Lama Temple Museum

The screen wall facing Choijin Lama Temple Museum

 

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Choijin Temple HD Video

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H.H. Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche Offering Serkym in Choijin Lama Temple, Mongolia

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Choijin Lama Temple and Museum, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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How to get to Choijin Lama Temple Museum

The Chinggis Khaan Airport is located 18 kilometres (11 miles) to the southwest of Ulaanbaatar. It is the only international airport in Mongolia, with flights to/from cities such as Beijing, Hohhot, Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul, Berlin, Moscow, and Irkutsk.

From the airport, take a taxi to downtown Ulaanbaatar where the Choijin Lama Temple Museum is located. The taxi fare is about MNT700-800 (USD0.27-0.30) per kilometre. Foreign travellers should ask the driver to use the meter or negotiate the fare in advance to avoid being deceived.

 

Ulaanbaatar City Map

Ulaanbaatar city Map

The Choijin Lama Temple Museum is highlighted with a red box (click to enlarge)

 

Contact

Address: Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Sukhbaatar district, first khoroo, Genden street
Telephone/fax: 976-11-32478, 328547
Hours: 9am-5.30pm Tue-Sat
Price: Adult/student/child including audio guide MNT8000/3000/1500 (USD3/1.15/0.60)
Website: www.templemuseum.mn
Email: info@templemuseum.mn

Choijin Lama Temple Museum Service Tariff

Choijin Lama Temple Museum Service Tariff (click to enlarge)

 

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  2. Pastor Shin on May 17, 2019 at 9:24 am

    The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. I hope many Mongolians will print out this image and place in their houses to create an affinity with Dorje Shugden for greater blessings. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz

    The powerful Mongolian nation has a long history and connection with Manjushri Dorje Shugden, as expressed in the life of Venerable Choijin Lama, a State Oracle of Mongolia who took trance of Dorje Shugden among other Dharma Protectors. Read more about Choijin Lama: https://bit.ly/2GCyOUZ

  3. Julia Tan on May 3, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Another proven History about the good and benefit of Dorje Shugden that had brought to the people in Tibet and Mongolia. Dorje Shugden was trusted by the people of Mongolia during Choji Lama time. It was amazing that Choji Lama the state oracle too trance of the 3 protectors which was Nechung, Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden. It’s showed that there’s no conflicts at all at those days. Although Choji Lama had passed on ok 1918 but Dorje Shugden practice continue in Mongolia until today. That’s a clear sign that Dorje Shugden is Manjushri Himself that has continue to help and benefit others until today. No issue at all.

  4. Wai Meng Wan on Apr 20, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Mongolians have had such a long history with Buddhism, that the dissemination of dharma to Mongolia preceeded even Dharma dissemination to China and Tibet. Mongolian was a military force to be reckoned with in years gone by, with the resurgence of dharma in Mongolia, may Mongolia be a spiritual force once again.

  5. Chris on Apr 18, 2019 at 8:07 am

    This oracle is an amazing oracle that can take trance of 3 different deities, Nechung, Tsiu Marpo and Dorje Shugden. There are not a lot of oracles that can take trance of all these deities.

    Dorje Shugden has been labelled as negative spirits that harm its practitioner. It is impossible for an oracle that takes trance of higher beings such as Nechung and Tsiu Marpo to take trance of an evil spirit such as Dorje Shugden. Nechung or Tsiu Marpo will not let the evil spirit to enter their oracle and do harm. It is just not possible.

    This is another evidence of Dorje Shugden is not an evil spirit but an enlightened protector. He is the same with Tsiu Marpo who is an enlightened protector and that is why they can take trance in the same oracle.

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  6. Tsa Tsa Ong on Feb 13, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    The Mongolians were introduced to Buddhist teachings as far back as the 3rd Century B.C.E., earlier than the Chinese and Tibetans. In 1874, the four-year-old Tibetan-born 8th reincarnation of the Jebtsundamba Khutuktu travelled to Mongolia with his parents and brothers. Choijin Lama learned to take trance and the three protectors who possessed him were Naichun Choijin (Nechung), Zumer (Tsiu Marpo) and Dorjsug (Dorje Shugden).
    Cham dances were also held at the Choijin Lama Temple a few times a year. According to one record, it was held on the 29th of the last summer month, but from 1916, it was held once a year on the 25th of the 8th month, with 108 lamas taking part. After his death in 1918, the temple continued to perform rituals, as usual, reciting texts until it closed in 1936. In 1941, it reopened as “The Choijin Lama Temple Museum.”. Thank you very much Rinpoche, Choong and blog team for this very interesting and inspiring write up on Choijin Lama: The State Oracle of Mongolia.🙏👍💪👏🌈😘🌟

    • anonymous on May 5, 2019 at 10:16 pm

  7. Samfoonheei on Feb 6, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Wow…..beautiful Choijin Lama Temple is an architectural masterpiece of the 19th and 20th century. It was at first a Buddhist monastery in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia where the state oracle and brother of the Bogd Khan was. Built in the years 1904 to 1908 and much later after passing of Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav , it is then converted to a museum. The monastery was erected by Mongolian architects which has a fine collection of woodcarving, applique, embroidery and sculptures. It also houses collections of sacred objects and notably masks of ceremony for the religious dance . This stunning landmark was once home to of Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav the State Oracle and considered as one of the most beautiful monasteries of Mongolia.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this interesting write up of a great Lama.

  8. Cc on Feb 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you Choong for the research and sharing.

    It shows that how Mongolian connected with Lama Tsongkapa and the vibrant history of Buddhism in Mongolia.

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  • Sofi
    Saturday, Dec 14. 2019 09:39 PM
    The 14th Dalai Lama’s prayer to Dorje Shugden

    If Dalai Lama has been worshipping Dorje Shugden for decades, consulted his oracles, composed prayers for Dorje Shugden, then how can he finally and suddenly see Dorje Shugden as negative? How could Dorje Shugden have ‘fooled’ or ‘misled’ such a high being as the Dalai Lama for so many years? That does not make sense. Since Dalai Lama is a highly realized being, he should be able to see Dorje Shugden as a superior being or a negative being from the very first time they ‘met’. This ability is inherent in highly attained beings such as H.H. the Dalai Lama. If we are to hypothetically say His Holiness the Dalai Lama can make mistakes, then this puts us all in a quandary because he saw Shugden as superior in earlier years but later as malevolent. Does this make sense? Because if he can make a mistake once, he can hypothetically make another one. So the ban and his current negative views about Dorje Shugden perhaps can be wrong? I am just presenting some hypothetics.

    Read and decide for yourself of Rinpoche’s hypothesis: http://bit.ly/14DalaiLamaDSPrayer
  • Caitlin Richards
    Saturday, Dec 14. 2019 03:46 PM
    My dream finally came through i never believe this will happen to me, i am here to share my testimony on how Lord Abuu help me to cast death spell on my uncle who killed my parents because of his company, and the matter was taking to court and was not giving justice, because i was not having any prove, not until i came across this great spell caster online and i explain everything that happened to him and he promise to help me cast the spell within 48 hours that i should send my uncle full name and his picture that he is going to confess before he dies,  which i did as he instructed”, within 2 days my uncle started confessing and finally died. am grateful for what Lord Abuu did for me and with that i promise to share this testimony to all the viewers around the globe, If you are having similar issues please do contact him, you can contact Lord Abuu, for any death spell, such as to kill your superior in the office and take his or her place, death spell to kill your father and inherit his wealth, death spell to kill anyone who have scammed you in the past, spell for increase in salaries, spell for promotion at the office, spell to get your ex lover back, spell to get your gay or homosexual partner back, if things is not working well in your life then you need to contact him  call/whatsapp him via +2348115685795 Do this and thank me
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    Saturday, Dec 14. 2019 03:46 PM
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Dec 14. 2019 02:32 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the mysterious part on Buddhism. I didn’t know divination is also practised in Buddhism, I have always thought divination is only practised by non-Buddhist. This shows how compassionate Buddha is, Buddha will use different ways to help people.

    Since most of us don’t have the karma or merit to connect with Buddha directly, divination is the best way to seek advice from an enlightened being. Taking refuge and asking for advice from an enlightened being is safe because Buddha is omniscient and Buddha will give us guidance that will truly benefit us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-dice-divination.html
  • Sofi
    Friday, Dec 13. 2019 11:50 PM
    Dromton Gyelwa Jungne

    Dromtonpa has come down in history as both an enforcer of Second Propagation ethical standards and a holder of Atisa’s tantric lineage. According to the Blue Annals, Dromton was charged with expelling tantric practitioners from Atisa’s audience, this despite the fact that at Samye Chimpu (bsam yas ‘chims phu) Atisa gave Dromton initiation into tantric systems, including the Doha tradition of Bengal. The Blue Annals credits him with revising the translations of both sutra and tantras, including the Astasahastrika Prajnaparamita, and the Jnanasiddhi Tantra.

    Read about this great disciple of Atisha and his attainments: http://bit.ly/Dromtonpa
  • Sofi
    Friday, Dec 13. 2019 11:40 PM
    The Fifth Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso

    In 1622 he was identified as the rebirth of the Fourth Dalai Lama, Yonten Gyatso (ta la’i bla ma 04, yon tan rgya mtsho, 1589-1616) by Lobzang Chokyi Gyeltsen (blo bzang chos kyi rgyal mtshan, 1570-1662), who had been the tutor to the Fourth Dalai Lama. Lobzang Chokyi Gyeltsen gave him the name Lobzang Gyatso (blo bzang rgya mtsho) and enthroned him at Drepung Monastery (’bras spungs dgon). Much later the Fifth Dalai Lama gave Lobzang Chokyi Gyeltsen the title of Panchen Lama.

    Read about the greatness of the 5th Dalai Lama and his association with Dorje Shugden: http://bit.ly/5thDalaiLama
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Dec 13. 2019 03:53 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, I do agree in the article say man are responsible for everything in their life. In simply way man are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Only man use the reason and conscience with which they are endowed to act with humanity toward human, animal and planet.

    I truly agree with this article. Every single action that man has to do and done has to connect to one another for perfection in this world.
  • Anonymous
    Friday, Dec 13. 2019 03:03 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for telling us this story for us to learn from it. Rinpoche gives a lot of advice and instructions to many people and students to help them. However, no all of the recipient of Rinpoche’s kindness will be willing to go all the way with Rinpoche’s advice and instructions even though it is for our own good. Some will stick all the way but some will stop halfway due to their laziness and fears due to the lack of faith in Rinpoche.

    Rinpoche will not give any advice that will harm us. Sometimes, the instructions might seem to be harming us or unreasonable, but we have to have faith in Rinpoche that eventually it will be beneficial for us in the long run.

    http://bit.ly/2Pjba3C
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Dec 13. 2019 02:43 PM
    It is very good to know about the origin and the story of the Buddhist deity. The story of Methar shows us how the Tibetan leadership has been operating since the older time, how powerful highly attained lamas are and how an evil spirit can be subdued to do good to help others.

    Power and money are what the Tibetan leadership is interested in. They will make false accusations on someone to take over someone’s wealth and power, like in the case of Demo Rinpoche and Methar. Methar turned into an angry spirit after he was killed. However, due to the power of Serkong Rinpoche and his deep Dharma imprint, Methar was subdued and agreed to give his service to Kache Marpo.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/methar-of-tengyeling-monastery.html
  • Pastor Lanse
    Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 05:30 PM
    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche: Birth, Death & Bardo

    Birth, death and bardo: what are these three things? How do people die? We have to understand what we mean by birth, death and bardo in general. We must know how the bardo is entered. We die, go into bardo, take birth, again die going yet again into bardo. There is an unending cycle of the three; no end to it at all. It is useful to develop aversion to Samsara (or Cyclic Existence) and very good for practice to know this.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zong-rinpoche-birth-death-and-bardo.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 04:02 PM
    This is interesting and good article to read and provided many information of holy places.It is always good to visit spiritual power places. it can open up dharma seeds within us and bless our minds to engage in spiritual practice.
    Great to get know what we suppose to do at these Holy place ,recite prayers, make offerings and so forth to intoxicate one selves with the blessings of the place.Thank you so much for the article and beautiful pictures.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Pw2Jko
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Dec 12. 2019 01:43 PM
    People often relate witchcraft to evil practice. However, in this modern time, no one is penalised for practising witchcraft. It is not a main stream religious practice and people can practise it freely.

    Therefore, it is very ridiculous for the Tibetan leadership to penalise Dorje Shugden practitioners because of their faith. Dorje Shugden practice started about 300-400 years ago and it has never been a threat to national security, there is no reason it should be banned. May the ban be lifted soon and no more discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/witches.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 05:13 PM
    Rinpoche have shown us an example to have faith and trust in Buddha. When pray sincerely, have trust and faith our wishes will be fulfilled.Buddha will bless us when we have sincere motivation.
    Really a good article about Medicine Buddha .It is really inspiring and thank you very much for sharing with us.
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 05:04 PM
    The Rain Stopper

    A few years ago, I think in 2005, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and a few of us went to Kathmandu, Nepal to buy Buddha statues for our outlets in Malaysia, it was around July and it was a rainy season in Nepal, so it rained almost daily during the daytime and it made the shopping trip somewhat troublesome, because the statue shops in Nepal are mostly in Boudanath and it was not a covered shopping mall, you have to go from shop to shop in the rain. We were staying in Hyatt Regency Kathmandu then and it was raining quite heavily as we were waiting at the lobby for the taxis to bring us to Boudanath, Rinpoche commented that it was another tiresome rainy day, and he said to us “You guys wait here, I am going to talk to my friends”, then Rinpoche left the seat, walked towards the hotel entrance, and start staring at the gloomy sky while mumbling something. The few of us who looked at each other, and all turned to stared at Rinpoche, this lasted for about 5 minutes, then Rinpoche walked back to us and said “It’s ok now, I just talked to them and they are OK with it, we can leave soon.” True enough, in about 5 minutes, the downpour turned into drizzle, and we hopped into the taxis, by the time the taxis were speeding along the bustling streets of Kathmandu, the rain stopped completely.

    http://bit.ly/2m9CLIr
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 03:11 PM
    It is extremely worrying to know that parts of America such as Texas and Florida are experiencing the impact of powerful hurricanes. The horrendous natural disasters have destroyed thousands of homes, businesses, offices and facilities in these areas. Sadly however, during such disasters, animals are often the first ones to be left behind, and saving the life of a human takes precedence over the life of an animal. The same thing happened during the recent Hurricane Harvey in Florida. But this time around, what was most disturbing was the fact that animals were left behind to die during the disaster.

    The helpless animals, such as dogs in this case, have had to suffer immensely during the storms. As can be seen in the article, there is an uproar regarding dogs being tied up during the hurricanes which made it impossible for them to escape. In fact, the authorities may have encouraged people to leave their pets behind in some areas, but they should not have been tied up and left to suffer from the strong winds and rain. No one wants to be put in such a position, and neither do animals.

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Third 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)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Re: Kechara Kids Camp rules wash own dishes after meal - KSDS Jayce Goh
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