Dorje Shugden Mandala

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An old statue of Guhyasamaja, 15th Century Tibet. Click to enlarge.

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai)

Within the Praise of Dorje Shugden called Infinite Aeon, Kyabje Dakpo Kelsang Kedrub Rinpoche wrote, “Through the power of having completed Guhyasamaja’s two stages, You would not be silenced, and showed signs of heroism, praise to you!”

Kyabje Dakpo Rinpoche was referring to the previous incarnations of Dorje Shugden who were accomplished lamas and siddhas that had mastered the Guhyasamaja Tantras. The realisation of this tantra would mean that he had accomplished the Illusory Body, which in turn created the cause for him to arise with the body of a Buddha. This is the result of having accomplished the advanced meditations of the completion stage of Guhyasamaja’s practice, during which one’s psychic energies are gathered in the central channel and dissolved into the indestructible drop within the heart. The subtle energies at a certain point in the meditations arise in the form of the yidam (meditational) deity, in this case Guhyasamaja. From this point onwards, through meditation on emptiness, combined with the mind of clear light, one rapidly gains liberation and ultimately complete enlightenment.

Therefore, Dorje Shugden’s mandala arose in a manner similar to the 32-deity Guhyasamaja tantra, due to having accomplished the practice in previous lives. It is for this reason that Dorje Shugden is frequently praised to have mastered the two stages of Guhyasamaja, or having become one with Guhyasamaja. That is why Dorje Shugden’s mandala takes on the appearance of Guhyasamaja, with the same number of deities that share the same qualities and attributes.

 

Guhyasamaja Tantra

A tsakaley painting of Guhyasamaja Manjuvajra of the Jnanapada tradition. Click to enlarge.

The name Guhyasamaja (Sanskrit) or Sangwa Dupa (Tibetan) literally means “the assembly of hidden or secret factors.” Guhya or Sangwa just means “secret,” and samaja or dupa means an “assembly.” The meaning of “secret” in this case is referring to teachings that are hidden or obscured to those who may not understand it. On the other hand, the “assembly” here refers to the subtle energies of our body.

Guhyasamaja is considered one of the oldest Buddhist tantric systems to have emerged in written form in ancient India. It belongs to the anuttarayoga tantra class, which means that the practice (in its advanced completion stage) deals directly with the subtle energies in the body – the chakras, channels, drops and winds – in order to attain the subtlest level of the mind, which is called the clear-light mind. As the practice is geared towards the development of the illusory body, it is classed as a ‘father’ tantra. Whereas, other tantric systems geared towards the development of clear light are known as ‘mother’ tantras. These terms are not based on whether the central meditational deity is male or female, but rather the method that the particular tantra concentrates on in order to gain spiritual results.

The Guhyasamaja Tantra was believed to be taught and transmitted to the Mahasiddha Indrabuti by Buddha Vajradhara.

This Tantric system has one of the most elaborate and thorough explanations on the workings of subtle energies in the body. Thus, the mastery of this tantric system would allow one to master any other anuttarayoga tantric system like Hevajra, Heruka Cakrasamvara, Yamantaka and so forth. This is why Guhyasamaja is often hailed as the ‘King of Tantra’ and it is widely believed that the continued existence of the Buddhist tantras in our world system depends solely upon the survival of the Guhyasamaja tantric lineage. It is the main tantric system widely practised within the Gelug tradition, together with Heruka Cakrasamvara and Yamantaka. Lama Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelug tradition, was a great yogi of Guhyasamaja and wrote five volumes explaining this tantra. This accounts for the largest amount of writing on any subject within the 18 volumes of Lama Tsongkhapa’s collected works.

The Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo as painted on the fresco of Alchi Monastery, Tibet.

The Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo as painted on the fresco of Alchi Monastery, Tibet.

According to modern scholars, the Guhyasamaja Tantra first appeared in the early 8th century CE. In fact, a Sogdian monk by the name of Amoghavajra made the first reference to it. He translated eighteen texts into Chinese and the Guhyasamaja Tantra was one of them. Sogdia was an ancient kingdom in what is now known as Uzbekistan, and its people were merchants that traded along the Silk Route. They were also known to engage in translation works into Chinese.

According to tradition, Buddha Shakyamuni was said to have manifested as Buddha Vajradhara and then taught the Guhyasamaja system to King Indrabhuti, who was King of Oddiyana, known as Ogyen in Tibetan. The Guhyasamaja Root Tantra is seventeen chapters long. In 1002 CE, seven chapters were translated into Chinese by a figure known as Danapala. It was during this time that the great translator Rinchen Zangpo, in collaboration with the Kashmiri pandit Shraddhakaravarman, translated the Root Tantra into Tibetan. There are six Guhyasamaja explanatory tantras but only five of them were translated into Tibetan. These texts deal with the various aspects of the generation and completion stages, however they are written in an obscure manner that would require other Indian commentaries to interpret its meaning.

There are two main commentarial traditions on the Guhyasamāja Tantra: the Arya Tradition and the Jnanapada tradition. Following the Arya tradition, the central deity is the blue-black Akshobhyavajra, a form of the Buddha Akshobhya, with 32 deities in the mandala. On the other hand, following the Jnanapada tradition, the central deity is the yellow Manjuvajra, a form of the Buddha Manjushri, with 19 deities in the mandala.

 

Dorje Shugden Mandala

People generally believe that Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Manjushri, who manifested as a protector in worldly form. This is not entirely accurate because a worldly protector would not be able to manifest a form that reveals the complete path of sutra and tantra in the same manner as Dorje Shugden.

In fact, Dorje Shugden is more than an ordinary worldly being because he is able to manifest his aggregates, elements, sources and limbs as separate deities in order to perform various functions and activities. This means that each deity of the 32-deity Dorje Shugden Mandala is an emanation of Dorje Shugden’s enlightened qualities, similar to how the deities in Guhyasamaja’s mandala are emanations of Guhyasamaja.

At the core of Dorje Shugden’s mandala, resides Dorje Shugden’s five families. These five correspond to his five aggregates, and since they are purified aggregates, they take on the aspect of the Five Dhyani Buddhas. In a nutshell, the five aggregates refer to the five aspects of how sentient beings develop or impute a self-identity. Naturally, each aggregate does not inherently exist, but instead relies on the imputed identity of the self as real.

 

Dorje Shugden Five Families

The central deity of Dorje Shugden’s Five Families, or Dorje Shugden Rig Nga in Tibetan, is Dulzin Dorje Shugden in the aspect of a fully ordained monk wearing robes and a round hat. He wields a meandering sword with his right hand and holds a taming hook in the crook of his left hand, along with a jewel-spitting mongoose. He rides a snow lion that tramples an obstacle being beneath. He is the emanation of Dorje Shugden’s aggregate of consciousness in a purified form, which corresponds with the Buddha Akshobhya and is thus known as Akshobhya Vajra Vegavan. Vajra Vegavan literally means ‘Dorje Shugden’ in Sanskrit, and performs various activities to eliminate inner and outer obstacles.

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The deity in front of Dulzin Dorje Shugden is Vairochana Shugden or Shize. He appears in the aspect of a prince with a semi-wrathful smile, wearing a golden turban and princely white silk robes. He wields an upturned arrow tied with a divination mirror with his right hand, and a noose with his left hand. He rides on a large elephant. He is the emanation of Dorje Shugden’s aggregate of form in a purified form, which corresponds with the Buddha Vairochana. He is thus known as Vairochana Vajra Vegavan and performs various activities to pacify diseases and to avert natural disasters.

The deity on the left of Dulzin Dorje Shugden is Ratna Shugden or Gyenze. He appears in the aspect of a youthful prince wearing a golden turban and princely robes. He holds up to the sky a long-life vase adorned with a branch from a wish-fulfilling tree with his right hand, and a bowl of jewels with his left hand. He also holds taming hook and a victory banner in the crook of his left arm, and rides a golden palomino horse. He is the emanation of Dorje Shugden’s aggregate of feeling in a purified form, which corresponds with the Buddha Ratnasambhava. He is thus known as Ratnasambhava Vajra Vegavan and propitiated in order to increase one’s life force or lifespan, merits, wealth and wisdom.

The deity behind Dulzin Dorje Shugden is Pema Shugden or Wangze in the aspect of a semi-wrathful prince with a flirtatious smile and red-silk robes. He wields a taming hook with his right hand and a noose with his left hand. He rides upon a turquoise-coloured dragon. He is the emanation of Dorje Shugden’s aggregate of discrimination in a purified form, which corresponds with the Buddha Amitabha. He is thus known as Amitabha Vajra Vegavan and is propitiated to control negative minds and situations.

The deity on the right of Dulzin Dorje Shugden is Karma Shugden or Trakze in the aspect of a supremely wrathful prince with red-silk robes. He brandishes a sword with his right hand and clutches a bleeding heart with his left hand. He rides upon a garuda. He is the emanation of Dorje Shugden’s aggregate of compositional factors in a purified form, which corresponds with the Buddha Amoghasiddhi. He is thus known as Amoghasiddhi Vajra Vegavan and is known to wrathfully destroy insurmountable obstacles and life-threatening situations.

 

Nine Mothers

The Nine Mothers. Click to enlarge.

The Nine Mothers. Click to enlarge.

Surrounding the Five Families of Dorje Shugden are the Nine Mothers, who are emanations of Dorje Shugden’s four elements and five object sources. They appear as beautiful dakinis, dressed in celestial garments and hold various objects that represent the elements and objects of desire. The nine mothers represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. These are all attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

The Four Elements The Four Mothers
Earth Lochana
Water Mamaki
Fire Pandaravarsini
Wind Samayatara

 

Five Sense Objects The Five Goddesses
Form Rupavajra
Sound Shaptavajra
Smell Gändhavajra
Taste Rasavajra
Tactile object Parshavajra

 

Eight Guiding Monks

The Eight Guiding Monks. Click to enlarge.

The Eight Guiding Monks. Click to enlarge.

Surrounding the Nine Mothers are the Eight Guiding Monks, who emanate from the eight parts of Dorje Shugden’s body. They appear as fully ordained monks, dressed in saffron-coloured robes while wearing various hats, holding items of monastic practice and other ritual implements. They represent the Eight Great Bodhisattvas and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments.

The Eight Parts of the body The Eight Great Bodhisattvas
Eye sense power Ksitigarbha
Ear sense power Vajrapani
Nose sense power Akashagarbha
Tongue sense power Avalokiteshvara
Body sense power Sarvanivaranaviskambini
Mental power Manjushri
Veins Maitreya
Joints Samantabhadra

 

The Ten Youthful and Wrathful Attendants

The Ten Youthful and Wrathful Attendants. Click to enlarge.

The Ten Youthful and Wrathful Attendants. Click to enlarge.

Surrounding the Eight Guiding Monks are the Ten Youthful and Wrathful Attendants, who emanate from the other ten parts of Dorje Shugden’s body. They take on the appearance of Chinese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Kashmiri, Indian, and Nepali warriors, as well as those of other places. They are dressed according to these countries and wield various sharp weapons in their hands. These attendants represent the ten wrathful deities that travel the form, formless and desire realms at the speed of thought in order to avert inner and outer obstacles.

The Ten Parts of the Body The Ten Wrathful Deities
Right Hand Yamantaka
Left Hand Aparajita
Mouth Hayagriva
Right Shoulder Achala
Left Shoulder Takkiraja
Right Knee Niladanda
Left Knee Mahabala
Crown Ushnishachakravarti
Soles of feet Sumbharaja
Secret Place Amritakundalini

 

Dorje Shugden Mandalas by H. E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche

The following Dorje Shugden mandala posters are based on the teachings of Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. Each mandala is unique because a different emanation of Dorje Shugden is placed as the principal deity along with the accompanying deities. The placement of each deity within the mandala is not arbitrary but is based on their nature and function according to the Guhyasamaja tantra just as it is described above.

 

Dorje Shugden World Peace Protector Mandala

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Another World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden Mandala

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Dorje Shugden on Tiger Mandala

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Dorje Shugden on Garuda Mandala ~ Trakze

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Inner and World Peace Protector Mandala ~ Ratna Shugden

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 10, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Mantras are sacred verbalized words that invoke the protection and blessings of the deity to whom the mantra is ascribed. Mantras are also the manifestations of Buddhas in the form of ‘sounds’, hence the various mantras of Dorje Shugden contain the essence of the Protector.

    Dorje Shugden’s main mantra 多杰雄登主要咒语
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for peace 平和咒语
    For gaining attainments through the energy of Peaceful Shugden, peace of environment and mind, harmony in one’s abode and dwelling area, and calming of disasters
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SHANTI SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for health 福寿安康咒语
    For long life, increasing life, healing of disease and protection from diseases
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA AYU SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for increase 增长咒语
    For gaining great merits and increase of all necessary needs, both material and spiritual
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA PUNYE SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for control 控制咒语
    Of worldly deities, negative people and nagas and for influencing friends towards the positive
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WASHAM KURU HO

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra to grant protection 庇护咒语
    Visualize that you are in the Protector’s mandala, fully protected from outside interferences. Recite when in danger or for dangerous situations, for protection while travelling or when residing in dangerous/hostile places
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA RAKYA RAKYA HUNG

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1544345059.mp4


  2. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 27, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Dear friends,

    Tibet has produced many powerful meditations, rituals and guidelines to help us gain spiritual protection, gain wisdom and higher states of consciousness. In general Tibet has produced many powerful methods for the growth of our spiritual evolution. Dorje Shugden is an angel, a saint, a powerful spiritual protector-warrior who originated 350 years ago when a highly awakened Tibetan Lama fulfilled his vows to become a special being to grant protection, wisdom, material needs, safety when travelling (normal and astral travel) and spiritual awakening. Both the Great 5th Dalai Lama and the current His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed short yet effective prayers to invoke upon the power and blessings of this special saint and protector. One can recite either one of the prayers that you feel suits you, anytime or even daily. When you feel a special need for help, you can recite either prayer anytime. When you are feeling down, afraid or just need a blessing, you can recite them. After reciting either invocation, it is good to chant the mantra of Dorje Shugden: Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha.

    You do not have to be a Buddhist or practitioner of any religion to invoke upon the blessings and protection of this special enlightened and awakened angel Dorje Shugden. He helps all without discrimination or bias as he is filled with compassion and love. Divinity has no boundaries, they help all who call upon them.

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    More on the Great 5th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2w7KHv6

    More on H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n

    Chapel (Trode Khangsar) built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Lhasa – https://bit.ly/2zBTd8M

    亲爱的朋友们,

    西藏产生了许多有助于我们得到精神庇佑、取得智慧和更高层次之觉悟的强大禅修法、仪式和教诲。总括来说,西藏产生了许多有助于我们在修行上取得提升的强有力方法。多杰雄登是一个天使,一位圣人和一名护法战士。他的崛起始于350年前,当一位高度觉悟的西藏高僧履行本身的承诺,化身为特别的护法,赐予我们守护、智慧、物质需要、出入平安(平日外游和神游时)和灵修上的觉醒。任何人都可以随时随地在任何时候念诵适合自己的祈愿文。当你需要特别的帮助时,你可以随时念诵任何一篇祈愿文。当你感到沮丧、恐惧或仅是需要加持时,你也可以持诵这些祈愿文。在念诵任何祈请文后,你应该接着念诵多杰雄登的心咒:嗡 班杂 维格 毗札那 娑哈 Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha。

    要祈请多杰雄登这位特殊、觉悟和觉醒的天使赐予加持和庇佑,你无需是佛教徒或任何宗教的修行者。他总是没有分别或偏见,充满慈悲和慈爱地帮助一切众生。神圣是没有界限的,圣者会帮助有求于他的任何人。

    以下附上英文、中文和藏文的祈愿文。

    愿你平安,常受庇护和加持。

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切

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  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Divination (‘mo’) Text by Dorje Shugden

    This is an important divination (‘mo’) text composed by Dorje Shugden himself. Dorje Shugden took trance of the Choyang Dulzin oracle lama, the senior oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery, and instantly on the spot composed this text within two hours.

    The divination text contains information on how to use dice to do divination for the future and is known to be highly accurate. When practitioners use this text, they will be in direct contact with Dorje Shugden to get answers to questions about the future. It is for those who have good samaya with Dorje Shugden and are free of the eight worldly dharmas to be of benefit to others in divining the future.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    DS-MO-choyang.pdf

  4. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 24, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Be blessed with these rare videos featuring explanation and advice about Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in his own voice. The teaching was requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the earliest masters who taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

    Video 1: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explains Dorje Shugden Initiation and Benefits (With English Subtitles)

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet. At the request of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in America, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives clear explanation and advice about the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden and how to go about the practice and get the maximum benefits in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFMvlxAqtc&feature=youtu.be

    Video 2: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche speaks on the History and Lineage of Dorje Shugden (With English Subtitles)

    In this video, an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden and how the practice arose, with examples of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives that reveal his powerful spiritual attainments and contributions. This very rare teaching was given at the request of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s student, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Buddhism in the West to many disciples since the 1970s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzKSJgK618&feature=youtu.be

    For more information: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 11, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

    Tibetans commonly refer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama as the “sun and moon” of Tibetan Buddhism. They are the center of Tibetan Buddhist civilization, which draws to its sphere of influence millions of non-Tibetan practitioners. The Panchen Lama’s incarnation line began with the 16th abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen (1570 – 1662). He was bestowed the title of Panchen Lama by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama after being declared as an emanation of Amitabha.

    After being given the title, his three previous incarnations were posthumously also bestowed the title, making Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen the 4th Panchen Lama. He became a teacher to many Tibetans, Bhutanese and Mongolian religious figures, including His Holiness the 4th and 5th Dalai Lamas, and the 1st Jetsun Dampa of Mongolia. A prolific author, Chokyi Gyeltsen is credited with over a hundred compositions, including a number of commentaries and ritual texts that remain central in the Gelukpa tradition today. Along with his role as a teacher of the Dharma, the Panchen Lamas are usually responsible for the recognition of the rebirths of the Dalai Lamas, and vice versa.

    The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) continued both the spiritual and political roles of his predecessors. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his contemporary, was even heard to say and echo the Panchen Lama’s own words that the Dalai Lama would safeguard Tibet from the outside while the Panchen Lama would safeguard Tibet from the inside, as he never left Tibet after the political troubles of 1959. He was truly loved by the Tibetans, all the way until his passing. When he taught, thousands of people would attend, not only from his own Gelug lineage, but masters and practitioners from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    At his sprawling monastery of Tashi Lhunpo, he has a special chapel specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where prayers and rituals are performed on a daily basis. In his great omniscience the Panchen Lama held Dorje Shugden as the principal Dharma protector of the monastery. He also personally propitiated Dorje Shugden among other Dharma protectors, and even wrote extensive prayers and rituals to Dorje Shugden. These rituals and prayers are contained within his ‘sung bum’ or collected works, which are provided here. As such a great lama, with an erudite and clear understanding of the Buddhist scriptures, a teacher to millions in both Tibet and China, from an established incarnation line and an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, he could not be mistaken about his practice of Dorje Shugden.

    His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama is known for his composition of commentaries and practice texts that are still in use by contemporary Buddhist practitioners both in Tibet and across the world. One of these is a powerful ritual composition propitiating the compassionate Dorje Shugden.

    Upon the request by Acharya Lobsang Jangchub to compose a shorter version of the prayer (sadhana) for the exhortation of activities of Dorje Shugden, Panchen Lama immediately composed an abbreviate form of Dorje Shugden’s Kangsol. This text is entitled “Manjunatha’s (Tsongkapa) Lineage protector Dorje Shugden and five forms wrathful propitiations and confessional prayers and fulfilment of activities rites” or “Melodious sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities” for short. Once the prayers were completed, he had signs and strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically.

    Mirroring the abilities of one of his earlier incarnations, Khedrub Je, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and master of both sutra and tantra, the Panchen Lama used his compositional skill and poetic prowess to create a masterful sadhana. Worthy of note is a praise in which the first letter of each verse is a Tibetan vowel. Such compositions are rarely seen, and have historically only been used when propitiating senior Dharma protectors such as Palden Lhamo and Kalarupa.

    The Panchen Lama also stated that while composing the Dorje Shugden sadhana (prayers) he was filled with a sense of happiness and bliss. He ends the composition with not only his official title but his ordination name, Tenzin Trinley Jigme Choje Wangchuk, endorsing the validity of his work. He composed the sadhana in his own Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in the Hall of Clear Light and Bliss.

    See the Panchen Lama’s writings and download: https://bit.ly/2KIfeXb

  6. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 8:43 am

    For the first time available, Dorje Shugden and his entourage of 32 assistants of his mandala.

    Dorje Shugden is a powerful protector deity who is also an emanation of Manjushri, a wisdom bestowing Buddha. Therefore, he has great ability to help us to progress further on the spiritual path. He does this by helping us to overcome obstacles and problems for the modern individual.

    Due to his enlightened nature, Dorje Shugden is able to manifest 32 deities and within the same abode resides Setrap and Kache Marpo:-

    1. 5 Dorje Shugden families or emanations. They consists of the following:-

    – Dulzin Dorje Shugden, which performs activities to eliminate inner and outer obstacles.
    – Shize, which performs activities to pacify all illnesses and disease.
    – Gyenze, which performs activities to increase all desirable material and spiritual wealth.
    – Wangze, which performs activities to control difficult people and circumstances.
    – Trakze, which performs activities to wrathfully eliminate all insurmountable obstacles and life-threatening situations.

    2. 9 Mothers. They represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. These are all attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

    3. 8 Guiding Monks. They represent the Eight Great Bodhisattvas (Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Samantabhadra, Maitreya, Kshitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Sarva-nivarana-viskambini) and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments.

    4. 10 Youthful & Wrathful Attendants. They represent the ten wrathful attendants to avert inner and outer obstacles. They are beings who are from Mongolia, China, Kashmir, India, Bengali, etc.

    5. Setrap. He is a senior Dharma Protector from India and an emanation of Amitabha Buddha. He had enthroned Dorje Shugden as an authentic Dharma Protector. Therefore, he also resides within the same mandala of Dorje Shugden.

    6. Kache Marpo. He is not an emanation of Dorje Shugden but he is still an enlightened Dharma Protector in his own right. He was originally known as Tsiu Marpo of Samye Monastery. However, he has placed himself under the service of Dorje Shugden as his chief minister, performing many activities in order to protect and benefit practitioners. Therefore, he stands guard at the main entrance of Dorje Shugden’s mandala. He often takes trance of qualified mediums to speak.

    7. Namkar Barzin. He is the reincarnation of an old Mongolian monk and when he passed away in Phari area of Tibet, his spirit was placed as a powerful assistant of Dorje Shugden. He guards and protects buildings and great institutions especially those that benefit others. He rides on a mythical Gyaling animal that resembles a goat but with scales.

    These sacred images are available on *Vajrasecrets. They are made of high quality alloy and are one of a kind. They are based on the lineage of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s monastery, Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Tibet. In fact, the iconography of these statues are based on detailed photographs taken by H. E. Tsem Rinpoche during a trip to Tashilhunpo’s protector chapel. These are based exactly as the 10th Panchen Lama’s personal collection.

    Dorje Shugden mandala: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=131570

    Dorje Shugden’s benefit and practice: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422

    Dorje Shugden’s origins: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=106424

    Dorje Shugden chapel in His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68698

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  7. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 25, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Amazing post!!!!!

    Dear friends, For months we have been working on this BEAUTIFUL and meaningful mural in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to enjoy the many stunning pictures of this mural: https://bit.ly/2LgOj8J

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  8. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 24, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Sakya tradition’s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lamas nearby. Tsem Rinpoche

  9. Samfoonheei on Jul 23, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Great article ….. to know better knowledge on Dorje Shugden’s mandala and entourage. Very informative and very helpful for those who are new to Dorje Shugden like me. I will continue to read from time to time to get abetter insight of it . To have a better understandings of the mandala will help us in our visualisation.
    Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being and the emanation of Bodhisattva Manjushri, and not a evil as claimed by some.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this informative write up.

  10. Joy Kam on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

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  12. Callista on Sep 26, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    This is indeed a very useful article to learn about the origin of Lord DS,its 5 families and various mandalas.
    Not only that, it’s great to know that our lineage is the survival of Guhyasamaja tantric.
    By reading one time I don’t think I will understand it clearly. Will keep reading this article till I understand and hope that I will be able to explain to the people who is new to DS practice.

    Thank you Guru and Pastor David for sharing

  13. Yau Mun on Sep 23, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche & Pastor David,

    Thank you very much for sharing this blog. This blog has given me a better understand on Dorje Shugden’s mandala, what each form of the 5 families represent together and his entourage of 9 mothers, 8 guiding monks and 10 youthful and wrathful attendants form the 32-deities of Dorje Shugden Mandala.

    I also find it very interesting that the Nine Mothers represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. The Eight Guiding Monk represent Eight Great Bodhisattvas and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments. The Ten Youthful and Wrathful represent ten parts of the body. 

    Do hope one day that I will be able to understand all the attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

    This article is very informative and very helpful for those who are new to Dorje Shugden.

    Thank you, Rinpoche and Pastor David.

  14. Sofi on Sep 23, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this article on Dorje Shugden Mandala which helps me to understand better the enlightened state of Dorje Shugden. It is quite obvious that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Protector as his previous life had gain enlightenment with accomplishment of Guhyasamaja, often hailed as the ‘King of Tantra’. With the clear explanations of Dorje Shugden’s five forms, 9 mothers, 8 guiding monks and 10 youthful & wrathful attendants, I understand better now the composition of Dorje Shugden’s entourage of 32. This will help me when the need arises to explain to others that may have questions. All these aspects of Dorje Shugden shows the capability of bringing us in our practice towards enlightenment and definitely not as claimed by the Tibetan Leaders in Exile to be a mere spirit. May more come to meet with Dorje Shugden and his highly beneficial practice without the clouds of doubts created by CTA.

  15. Victor.Choi on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this short and precises article about Dorje Shugden Mandala. This is clearly explained Dorje Shugden is no evil spirit as accused by corrupt and greedy political party. It is something not logical AT ALL, Dorje Shugden previous incarnation practices one of the oldest tantra practice which is Guhyasamaja Tantra “king of all tantra” which most of the Tibetan Monastery knows and HE arose as a Dharma Protector and accused as a spirit. Yet he manifested 4 different forms of dharma protector specifically focus in certain problem that ourself want it to be related to overcome problems and manifested himself as entourage to form a mandala. This is clearly explained Dorje Shugden is an enlighten being.

    Thank you again to Pastor David.

    Humbly,
    Victor Choi
    🙏

  16. Jennifer Yuen on Sep 22, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    This is good informative article on DS Mandala. As practitioners of DS, it is important we know the practice we engaged ourselves with. With the knowledge given, it is obvious that DS is an enlighten being. This should give new practitioners confidence in the practice and clear doubts for those disturbed by the ban.

  17. Chris Chong on Sep 22, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this article.

    I am able to learn more about Dorje Shugden and his mandala through this article. Now i have one more point to prove that Dorje Shugden is indeed an enlightened protector and not a spirit. Dorje Shugden’s previous incarnations had been scholars and highly attained practitioners. When one is so highly attained like Pachen Sonam Drakpa and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, one’s mind does not degenerate. It is impossible for someone like Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who has an enlightened mind to degenerate and becomes a spirit when he passed away. The mind does not work that way.

    Secondly, No unenlightened being can emanate a whole mandala like Guhyasamaja. Normal unenlightened beings will not have the ability to do so. Only Enlightened beings, Buddhas can emanate a whole mandala with so many assistants like Guhyasamaja.

    Hence, it is very safe to say that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being and not a spirit. To criticize a form of belief system, we should at least learn more about it before judging it. Articles like this are very informative and very helpful for those who are still confuse about the whole Dorje Shugden issue.

  18. Pastor Antoinette on Sep 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    This article is a great help for all practitioners as it explains Dorje Shugden and his entourage. And his supreme qualities as he has completed Guhyasamaja’s two stages, as stated by Kyabje Dakpo Kelsang Kedrub Rinpoche.

    How fortunate we are to have met H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche who compassionately shares this practice with the world. The many articles in the Dorje Shugden section: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden leave no doubt about Dorje Shugden’s nature and I hope that all controversy from the side of the Tibetan Government in exile will stop as it has no basis at all.

    All the time that I know H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, he was very kind and generous and always helped me to transform my mind and practice Dharma all the way. May Dorje Shugden spread throughout the ten directions and may we always be close to our root Guru, who is one in nature with Dorje Shugden and Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom.

  19. Esther Goh on Sep 20, 2017 at 10:38 am

    A very informative article of Dorje Shugden, especially for new practitioners. Dorje Shugden is indeed an extraordinary worldly protector. He can manifest in different forms depending on the nature of the situation to help people. His mandala is similar to Guhyasamaja’s mandala, whose tantra is regarded as King of Tantras. So how can those people who are against Dorje Shugden accuse him of being an evil spirit. Hopefully those people will come to their senses and accept Dorje Shugden as a protector who is here to help and protect us. We are so blessed to be able to practice Dorje Shugden through the guidance of our kind Guru.

    Thank Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for sharing this article.🙏🙏🙏

  20. Julia Tan on Sep 20, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Dorje Shugden is definitely not an ordinary worldly protector. He is one arise from one who has achieved enlightenment. I am amazed by looking at the beautiful mandala posters. The mandala showed clearly all the emanation of Dorje Shugden in their different actions and forms based on their nature and function.

    It is very important to understand and know our protector better. This help me to get closer to Him from my level of practice. This help me to visualise better when I do my sadhana. Dorje Shugden practice is not an ordinary protector practice but a profound tantric practice that everyone can engage with. The 32 emanations guarded our mind in all path for us. We are very blessed to be able to receive and practice Dorje Shugden.

  21. Pastor Chia on Sep 20, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Important to understand what deity before we practice. Before reading this article, I often heard people criticisms of Dorje Shugden practice is demon practice because Dorje Shugden manifest of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen spirit after he had murder. People has forgeten previous incarnation of Dorje Shugden all are highly attainment master and achieve one with tantric deity .

    If Dorje Shugden is a spirit ,he had no power to manifest his mandala just like Guhyasamaja. Is only with high attain protector like Dorje Shugden able to show his ability through what his had achieve manifest his quality to his mandala. This had show who is it. Otherwise why other high attain lama like Kyajeb Trijang Rinpoche, Pabongka Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche promoting his practice. So stop criticise Dorje Shugden practice.

    Lastly thank for Pastor David write about this article to educate people who had doubt of Dorje Shugden practice.

  22. Mingwen on Sep 20, 2017 at 7:42 am

    This article is a great one for all who are new and people who have been practicing Dorje Shugden, it introduce the mandala which is the “home” of Dorje Shugden. It’s iimportant to study and know more about our religion and beliefs, to ensure that we ‘re on the right track on spiritual path.🕉

  23. Tek Lee on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:54 am

    After reading this article, it let us understand the whole picture of Dorje Shugden mandala and where all the entourages are from. This shows that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen doesn’t take only one life time to arose as Dharmapala, and Nechung didn’t simply pick anyone to be the Dharma Protector. Again, same question asked, how can a highly attained monk like Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen with all his well known previous incarnation who practice Guhyasamaja Tantra, can easily turn to be evil spirit after he passed on? It’s really not logic to say Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit. In fact, his mandala is complete and beautiful. May more people read about Dorje Shugden mandala, and have full understanding of Dorje Shugden background, so that they won’t get cheated by lies saying that Dorje Shugden is evil spirit. 🙏

  24. June Kang on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:15 am

    The Dorje Shugden on Tiger Mandala looks so lively, to me; it is very attractive and feeling powerful for first seen. I also like the Inner and World Peace Protector Mandala ~ Ratna Shugden. All these Mandala is very good for visualisation, to collect merits and purify our negative Karma. And to be able to receive Dorje Shudgen practice is very fortunate.

    Reading thru this article will have more understanding of an enlightened mind and the Dorje Shugden practice become more beneficiary. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing this article to benefit us so much.

  25. Vivian Ong on Sep 20, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Now I understand why Dorje Shugden’s mandala have the 9 mothers, 8 guiding monks and 10 youthful and wrathful attendants. It is because Dorje Shugden have mastered the Guhyasamaja Tantra and so they have emanated into 32 deities in his mandala. Each of these 32 deities links to the elements and the aggregrates which is of enlightened qualities. That is why Dorje Shugden is so quick in coming to assist a practitioner through obstacles using the 32 qualities that he has.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  26. Pastor Albert on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Looking at Dorje Shugden mandala, it is amazing on how many emanation he has, this clearly shows that he is the enlightened Buddha, and not as what the Tibetan leadership said he is a spirit. Im very fortunate to be able to received his practice thru my kind and most compassionate root guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. 🙏🙏🙏

    I will never give up my protector practice no matter what, never ever there is a chance that I will give up his practice. May Dorje Shugden practice spread far and wide to benefit tens of thousands of people.

  27. Datuk May on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    The explanation of Dorje Shugden’s mandala and what each form of the 5 families represent together with the nine mothers, eight guiding monks and 10 youthful and wrathful attendants teaches us how encompassing Dorje Shugden is.

    Every aspect of life and the causes of our downfall are illustrated whereby each member of this powerful Protector and entourage can help us.

    I can imagine during Dorje Shugden pujas and retreat, how powerful it is for the practitioner to be able to visualise the mandala and the deities within. If we can visualise well, it is so safe to be within this mandala. So much protection from our own negative karma.

    Thank you, Rinpoche and Pastor David for this powerful understanding.

  28. Andrea Lai on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    It’s good to know Dorje Shugden in various forms of mandala and the representative each of His entourage meanings. This means that Dorje Shugden is purely true enlightened being and not ‘spirit’ or ‘demon’ that had been rumored.

    Thank you Pastor David and Rinpoche for sharing this article. 👍🙏

  29. Pastor Henry Ooi on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Very good article with detailed explanations and information on the similarity of Dorje Shugden’s mandala to the 32 deity Guhyasamaja tantra. Thank you, Rinpoche and Pastor David.

    It explains the true nature of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, Panchen Sonam Drakpa, Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, and Dorje Shugden, that is, they are all of the same mindstream of Lord Manjushri. These historical Tibetan accounts have been supported and verified by the greatly attained Tibetan scholars and masters of the past, and the great erudite lamas of the present. To call Dorje Shugden a demonic spirit is not only wrong but it makes the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) look ignorant. The CTA are just a bunch of politicians who did not study nor practice Buddhism like those aforesaid great Buddhist masters did. Yet they have the audacity to be the judge and jury to condemn the lineage and practice of Dorje Shugden as devil worshipping, culminating in a religious ban on His practice.👍

  30. Eric kksiow on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Thank PDL for sharing this article, it’s make me more understand deeper on Dorje Shugden.

    Eg : Dorje Shugden Five Families, Nine Mothers, Eight Guiding Monks and The Ten Youthful and Wrathful Attendants

  31. pammie yap on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    I really like this interesting post! It explains a lot about Dorje Shugden’s lineage and entourage. It’s easy to understand and it’s also easy for people who are new.

    Not forgetting the anti Dorje Shugden people. From this article they get to learn more and understand the facts instead of blindly accusing Dorje Shugden as a ‘devil’. From the explanations, they can also see that all Dorje Shugden and His entourage do, is help ALL Dharma practitioners no matter who they are. This is because He is Manjushri. If all Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world can have faith and believe in that as mentioned by their Gurus, how can that be wrong? Are you saying that all those holy and attained Gurus are wrong?

  32. nicholas on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Understanding the deities mandala is important for our practice. Knowing the mandala will help in our visualisation that bring full benefit in our practice. From this article it really gave an understanding of Dorje Shugden mandala and the similarity with Guhyasamaja mandala. Although they appear in the guise of worldly aspects, the emanations and entourage are all purely manifestations of Dorje Shugden’s enlightened mind which similar to how the deities in Guhyasamaja’s mandala. This is why even by looking at his mandala will plant a seed of blessing in our mind stream. Blessing in the form of merit and purifying our negative karma and many spiritual benefits.

    For those that said Dorje Shugden is a spirit, one should study and understand his background. Dorje Shugden practice has it authentic lineage and many high lamas practices and able to take rebirth to come back and continue their legacy.

  33. Wai Meng Wan on Jul 10, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Yes the lineage of Tulku Dragpa Gyeltsen predecessors and himself were realized buddhist masters, people cannot achieve levels of enlightenment then regress back to being unenlightened.

    Great to know the 32 deities part of the Dorje Shugden mandala are mapped to all the deities of the Guhyasamaja Tantras. Guhyasamaja Tantra are also called the King of Tantras.

  34. Lum Kok Luen on Jul 1, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Dear Pastor David,

    Really appreciate this well researched Dharma posting on Dorje Shugden’s mandala. The amount of material is so much and relevant for our lay person’s mind to comprehend, “tie-the-strings” and connect the dots to make sense of His Holy mandala.

    Will need to re-read this several times to digest the materials.

    Thank you very much again Pastor David.

    Humbly yours
    Lum Kok Lune

  35. Anne Ong on Jun 29, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Dear Pastor David, This article about Dorje Shugden Mandala is very interesting. But I really need sometime to register and digest the contents as I find it a bit technical …lol 🙂
    I love the colorful pictures of the Mandalas though. Very beautiful. Hmmm…should be nice and interesting to do social media about them on instagram soon. Thank you very much Rinpoche and Pastor David for this very educational write up! _/\_

  36. Jacinta Goh on Jun 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Dear Pastor,
    Seems like it’s all link and it’s like a roadmap that has the same exit which is Enlightenment. Besides, there are helps from many levels ( as Dorje Shugden is able to manifest the aggregates, elements, sources and limbs as separate deities in order to perform various functions and activities suits the particular needs of the practitioners. )

    Eventually we can gain Buddhahood through achieving the Five Dhayani Buddhas and this can be done through the practice of Dorje Shugden itself! No wonder Rinpoche received a firm answer ‘Yes’ when Rinpoche was asking if we can gain enlightenment by relying to Dorje Shugden practice only. Dorje Shugden practice like a supreme form of practices, it consists Annutarayoga practices such as Yamantaka, Hayagriva and others. The mandala manisfested by Dorje Shugden clearly a depiction of Guhyasamaja Tantras and this practice is known as King of Tantras too😱

    It’s like a complete but condensed path.

    The other day I was wondering why we need to have all the implements and ritual when inviting Dorje Shugden? Can’t it be condensed as well? But when I chanted the Dorje Shugden sadhana practice, it seems that it will delight the Gyalchen’ mind. I think this is because we need the generation of merits. On top of that, monthly commitment is important too to receive the sogtae.

    Thank you Pastor David

    • Pastor David Lai on Jul 13, 2017 at 2:08 am

      Dear Jacinta,
      Just saw your comment and I have some clarifications if you don’t mind.

      “No wonder Rinpoche received a firm answer ‘Yes’ when Rinpoche was asking if we can gain enlightenment by relying to Dorje Shugden practice only. Dorje Shugden practice like a supreme form of practices, it consists Annutarayoga practices such as Yamantaka, Hayagriva and others.”
      – Rinpoche asked the question in reference to Dorje Shugden being propitiated as a yidam (not that he can lead us to enlightenment) and naturally the answer would be yes because he is enlightend Dharma Protector. However, the prayer texts in use now propitiates him as a Dharma Protector and therefore cannot help to be enlightened directly. A new initiation text, sadhana and commentary needs to be composed by a High Lama of a certain calibre so that a new lineage of Dorje Shugden needs to be started for that to happen.

      “The mandala manisfested by Dorje Shugden clearly a depiction of Guhyasamaja Tantras and this practice is known as King of Tantras too😱”
      – No, Dorje Shugden is not known as King of Tantras, that is only referred to Guhyasamaja for the reasons I mentioned in the article. However, Dorje Shugden is known as the King of Dharma Protectors or Gyalchen, which literally means ‘great king’. This refers to his speed and power, which is unsurpassed by any Protector. In fact, he is praised as “With the strength of a million Dharma Protectors”.

      “The other day I was wondering why we need to have all the implements and ritual when inviting Dorje Shugden? Can’t it be condensed as well?”
      – If you are referring to the length of prayer, there are condense praises that we can recite. But the more extensive prayers and rituals are more effective and collect more merits simply because you are praising and propitiating Dorje Shugden according to his various aspects. So, its more complete.

      However, if you are referring to why there is a need so for many emanations of Dorje Shugden, it is because the needs our diverse mental tendencies and karma. Dorje Shugden emanations in this aspects is mirroring Guhyasamaja and its 32 dieties but if Dorje Shugden were to mirror Heruka’s mandala, it would be 64 deities. That’s even more.

      “But when I chanted the Dorje Shugden sadhana practice, it seems that it will delight the Gyalchen’ mind. I think this is because we need the generation of merits.”
      – Just to clarify that your pujas and rituals don’t actually delight or please Dorje Shugden. He does not need to be pleased in order for him to help you. Don’t think of him as a lowly god. In actuality, what pleases Dorje Shugden is when we have devotion to our guru, hold our vows and transformed in our spiritual practice – lessen our ego, attachments and negative emotions. That’s what pleases him. Mere food offering along with some words of praise and mantras does nothing to please him. Doing rituals, offerings and mantras help us to purify karma and collect a little merits so he can help us but it does not really please him.

  37. Paul Yap on Jun 28, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Dorje Shugden is more than an ordinary worldly being because he is able to manifest his aggregates, elements, sources and limbs as separate deities in order to perform various functions and activities, this is very different from other wordly beings. In essence, Dorje Shugden is the emanation of Bodhisattva Manjushri, therefore we can rely on him 100% as a protector and also as an idam.

  38. Choong on Jun 27, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Amoghasiddhi Vajravegavan in the “Dorje Shugden on Tiger Mandala” reminds me much of Je Tsongkhapa who appeared in the fourth vision of Khedrup Je as a Yogi.

    In this vision, Je Tsongkhapa in this form reminded Khedrup Je of his teachings of the generation and completion stage tantras and to think of these teachings whenever Khedrup Je thought of Lama Tsongkhapa.

    Thank you Pastor David for this very clear writeup on the Dorje Shugden mandala.

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    Sunday, Dec 16. 2018 03:59 PM
    We are fortunate to watch this rare video of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Rinpoche performing Chöd ritual and an extensive explanation into the Chöd practice. Hearing Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Rinpoche’s powerful voice is truly a blessing , who is said to be none other than Heruka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/his-holiness-kyabje-zong-rinpoche-explains-and-performs-chod
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Dec 16. 2018 03:58 PM
    Wow…..for our Indian friends who will surely love this beautiful picture of the enlightened Saraswati painted in Indian style. It paints a thousand words by looking the images. Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and learning but is well known in both the Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. A beautiful devotional poem titled “Prayer to Saraswati” composed by greatmaster Je Tsongkhapa who founded the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. It show that Saraswati and Dorje Shugden are very closely connected.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/for-my-hindu-friends
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Dec 16. 2018 02:40 PM
    Our Lama vs the Dalai Lama – The Underlying Reasons For the Ban

    Logical and clear explanation of who we should be loyal to if we are to pursue our spirituality to the eventual enlightenment.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Dec 16. 2018 02:35 PM
    Powerhouse Pujas in December 2018. Don’t Miss Out!

    Oooo, this you must check out! Authentic monks from Monastery here for powerful pujas (prayers) to bless. The events are listed here. Don’t miss them!

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/powerhouse-pujas-in-december-2018-dont-miss-out.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Dec 16. 2018 02:29 PM
    Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion

    Everything you need to know of the right Guru for you and for you to be the proper student. A close Guru/Disciple relations is everything towards spiritual attainments. Embark on your journey today with the kindest Guru who is here just for your enlightenment.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/complete-commentary-on-50-verses-of-guru-devotion.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Dec 16. 2018 06:28 AM
    If you are someone who are very busy and don’t have much time but would like to learn Dharma, this is the right place to go, the Dharma Bite section in Tsem Rinpoche’s YouTube channel. These are the extracts of Tsem Rinpoche’s Dharma teachings and they are less than 2 minutes long. If you have more time, then click on the link to watch the original, long version of the teachings.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW7dnHjamt0&index=2&list=PLFPtxrD7Q2LzU49oOPmmNhfitXaoMCp04


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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Dec 16. 2018 06:12 AM
    The guard in Kechara Forest Retreat is sensitive to unseen beings. He often sees spirits walking up and down the road outside of the gate of Kechara Forest Retreat but could not get in. One particular spirit he saw is 7 feet tall without a head but with a pair of red eyes on the chest. He said he is not afraid of the spirits because he is protected by Dorje Shugden. Kechara Forest Retreat is the mandala of Vajrayogini and is highly blessed. No spirits or negative energy can enter unless permission is given. From what the guard has said, this is proven to be true.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/the-ghosts-on-jalan-chamang-road-in-bentong.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Dec 16. 2018 06:00 AM
    22 years ago, a ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden was imposed by the Tibetan leadership, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in Dharamsala. Since the ban was imposed, the Tibetan community is split into groups and Dorje Shugden practitioners are segregated. The CTA said Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit and he is harmful, he will jeopardise the Tibet Cause and shorten the Dalai Lama’s life. Many people are misled by the CTA and believe what they said. Fortunately, Tsem Rinpoche and Kecharians have created videos to address all the lies the CTA has been telling to clear Dorje Shugden’s name. Please watch the videos to learn more about the issues and not to be misled.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/videos-redressing-the-misinformation-about-dorje-shugden-and-the-tibetan-situation.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Dec 15. 2018 10:29 AM
    The mystery of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, a mummy whose body defies time has amazed the world. Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov was a Buryat Buddhist lama of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. According to his last will and testament he requested to be buried as he was at the time of his death, sitting in lotus posture Only that he asked to be exhumed after 30 years Later. His body was exhumed and examined by Buddhist monks, discovered surprisingly that there is no signs of decay of his body after so many years. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/hambo-lama-itygelovs-body-after-75-years
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Dec 15. 2018 10:28 AM
    Stupas were built in ancient times serving as tombs for important figures, but has since been renewed by the Buddha to represent the heart of Enlightenment. Since then , many Dorje Shugden stupas have built in every Buddhist country in the world and by Buddhists of all traditions especially inTibet . Every corner over Tibet many Dorje Shugden stupas have been erected then. This is a sign that the magnificent Protector and its practice is spreading far and wide.
    Due to the power of its blessings to practitioners, stupas are often a pilgrimage destination for Buddhists and many will circumambulate the stupa as it is a very meritorious. One such place is the famous Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal and our very own Kechara Forest Retreat at Bentong ,Pahang Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/why-construct-a-dorje-shugden-stupa
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Dec 15. 2018 04:39 AM
    Videos Redressing the Misinformation About Dorje Shugden and the Tibetan Situation

    Please do watch these enlightening videos that serves to clarify the truth about the Tibetan situation. You owe it to yourself to understand the disinformation that the Tibetan Leaders are dispensing to their people to divert attention away from their failures. Very disgraceful!

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/videos-redressing-the-misinformation-about-dorje-shugden-and-the-tibetan-situation.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Dec 15. 2018 04:35 AM
    Dr. Ambedkar: Supreme Champion of Human Rights

    Dr. Ambedkar is a hero and icon for the Dalits of India who were once called ‘Untouchables.’ He fought to eradicate the discrimination and inequality that he knew all too well because he, too, was an Untouchable by birth. He was a leader of the Dalits and the Law Minister of the Government of India from 1947 to 1951.

    Mahatma Gandhi’s fight for freedom involved uniting India to rise against an external enemy – the colonial British regime that ravaged the country – but Dr. Ambedkar’s struggle was a far more challenging one as he was fighting against his own people. He was fighting the oppression and inequality that has been deeply entrenched for thousands of years as part of his society’s religious and cultural dogma.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dr-ambedkar-supreme-champion-of-human-rights.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Dec 15. 2018 04:33 AM
    Huge outdoor Tsongkapa!

    Both Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Rinpoche prophesied Tsongkhapa’s birth and attainments. At the time of Buddha Shakyamuni, a young boy who was a previous incarnation of Tsongkhapa presented a crystal rosary to Buddha and received a conch shell in return. Buddha prophesied Manjushri would be born as a boy in Tibet, would found Ganden monastery, and would present a crown to my statue. Buddha gave the boy the future name Sumati-kirti (Blo-bzang grags-pa, Lozang-dragpa). Guru Rinpoche also prophesied a monk named Lozang-dragpa would be born near China, would be regarded as an emanation of a great bodhisattva, and would make a Buddha-statue into a Sambhogakaya representation.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tsongkhapa/huge-outdoor-tsongkapa.html
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Dec 14. 2018 09:23 PM
    Wow, this young boy could paint like an experienced painter with a style that is so unique. He is very talented since young. But where does the talent come from? How come some people have a special talent since birth but some do not? For Buddhists, we believe that the talent is actually the imprint from the previous life. It is something that the person has done so much in their previous life that when they take rebirth in another body, they still have the tendency to do the same thing if the condition is right.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/kid-painter-is-mini-monet.html
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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials.

KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action.

Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
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Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials. KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action. Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
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Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
Stunning!!!
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Stunning!!!
If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it\'s simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
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If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it's simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
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Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
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Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
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Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia \'fell\'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
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The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia 'fell'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
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Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- 
 https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
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The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
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://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
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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://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
Nice to see Blog Chat going on
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Nice to see Blog Chat going on
In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
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In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
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Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother\'s daughter. Her name is Tara.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
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Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
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Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
In Gaden Monastery.

Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
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In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
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My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
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The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge, I have something to share.
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Click on picture to enlarge, I have something to share.
This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
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This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
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Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
Do share this picture message with friends.
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Do share this picture message with friends.
Faster, Faster!!! Can\'t you go any faster! We are late for our puja! Read on- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179695
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Faster, Faster!!! Can't you go any faster! We are late for our puja! Read on- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179695
Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
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Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow\'s beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
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Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow's beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733



Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
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It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733 Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
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Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
A very sad true story

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A very sad true story Please sign to help end animal experimentation: https://www.change.org/p/tell-neutrogena-to-stop-all-animal-testing
My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
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My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
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Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
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A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
 
 
When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
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When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
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Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
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Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
马来西亚十五碑锡兰佛寺达摩拉达纳长老与藏传佛教界建交- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179077
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马来西亚十五碑锡兰佛寺达摩拉达纳长老与藏传佛教界建交- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179077
For high resolution download of this beautiful artwork of Dorje Shugden, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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For high resolution download of this beautiful artwork of Dorje Shugden, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
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A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
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Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
My sacred and ancient Bodhgaya Vajra Yogini immersed in red lights in her casing. So fortunate to even hear her name in this Kaliyuga times. Tsem Rinpoche
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My sacred and ancient Bodhgaya Vajra Yogini immersed in red lights in her casing. So fortunate to even hear her name in this Kaliyuga times. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    3 weeks ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
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    Living off the grid in Australia
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    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
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    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
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    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
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    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    Neat little video
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    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
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    Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
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    Huge Chenresig statue being built. Very beautiful.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    1 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Registration counter getting ready to register for parents attending the event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Registration counter getting ready to register for parents attending the event. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Nice arrangement from Louise. Glad that we collaborate with gift team for KSDS event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Nice arrangement from Louise. Glad that we collaborate with gift team for KSDS event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Great technical team who gave us nice music and slide show. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Teacher Asyley having a light moment with children before performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad to see family members involve in dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa & all Buddhas before the prayer session started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Glian Sim has offered a cup of tea to Rinpoche’s shrine on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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.
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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.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
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Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
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In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
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Thanks to Yong Soo Chin for sponsoring today's lunch ingredients and also donation to Kechara Food Bank in memorial of her father-in-law Mr Ng Seng Kee. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Yong Soo Chin for sponsoring today's lunch ingredients and also donation to Kechara Food Bank in memorial of her father-in-law Mr Ng Seng Kee. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Efforts to feed the poor are nothing new. Kechara Soup Kitchen practices of collecting food waste and turning it into meals for the hungry. The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Efforts to feed the poor are nothing new. Kechara Soup Kitchen practices of collecting food waste and turning it into meals for the hungry. The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Lovely DIY candle made to offer to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Lovely DIY candle made to offer to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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