Drashi Lhamo: The Protectress with the Rolled Out Tongue

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Palden Lhamo

(by Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai)

The protectress Palden Lhamo, also known as Shri Devi in Sanskrit, refers to a wide range of female protector deities from within the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. They all share similar iconographic characteristics and so do their emanations. Within the Gelug tradition, Palden Lhamo refers exclusively to the fierce two-armed Magzor Gyalmo. However, within some Nyingma, Kagyu and Sakya traditions, Palden Lhamo refers to the four-armed Lhamo Dudsolma.

It is commonly accepted that there are 21 main forms of Palden Lhamo. However, the most common forms of the protectress are Magzor Gyalmo, Lhamo Dudsolma and Dorje Rabtenma. The principal scriptural references to Palden Lhamo can be found in the 15th and 25th chapters of the Mahakala Tantras while scriptural references for Magzor Gyalmo can be found in the Dakinyagnijihajvala Tantra.

 

Magzor Gyalmo

Magzor Gyalmo, this emanation is more commonly known in the Gelug tradition. Click on image to enlarge.

Magzor Gyalmo, the emanation that is most commonly found in the Gelug tradition. Click on image to enlarge.

Magzor Gyalmo literally means the ‘Queen Who Has the Power to Repel Armies’ and she is the wrathful emanation of the enlightened Buddha Saraswati. The lineage of Magzor Gyalmo practice is said to have been passed down by the Indian Mahasiddha Saraha. The practice was later received by the great Padampa Sangye, who introduced it to Tibet along with the lineage of Chöd.

Magzor Gyalmo was initially worshipped by the Zhang, Mu and Sakya family lineages, and it was actually through the works of His Holiness the 2nd Dalai Lama Gedun Gyatso that Magzor Gyalmo officially entered the Gelug tradition. Later in the 17th century, during the time of His Holiness the Great Fifth Dalai Lama Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, she came to be regarded as the special Protector of the Dalai Lamas and of the Gaden Phodrang Government of a unified Tibet, then newly established by the 5th Dalai Lama himself.

Magzor Gyalmo appears in the form of an old hag who is blue-black in colour and has an extremely wrathful expression. She has one face and two hands. In her upheld right hand she wields a vajra-tipped staff, and in the left she holds a skull cup at her heart. She is adorned with a sun at her navel and a crescent moon in her hair. She rides on a mule that has eyes on its rump, glaring wildly. She is sheltered by a large peacock-feather parasol.

Within the Sakya tradition, she is portrayed with a snake ornament on her right ear and a lion on her left. This is reversed in the Gelug tradition, with the lion ornament on her right and the snake on her left. She carries a bag of diseases as well as divination dice, indicating her strong association with the ritual of divination, either employing the use of dice or even prayer beads.

 

Lhamo Dudsolma

Lhamo Dudsolma, click on image to enlarge.

Lhamo Dudsolma. Click on image to enlarge.

Lhamo Dudsolma is an emanation of the enlightened goddess of abundance known as Pal Lhamo or Sri Lakshmi in Sanskrit. Dudsolma means ‘smoke-clad’ and she appears in an extremely wrathful form with one face and four arms, riding on a white-nosed horse.

She holds a scorpion-handled sword and a skull cup filled with blood in her right hands, and a trident and a dagger with peacock feathers in her left. A snake and lion emerge from her ears, and she grinds a corpse with her teeth.

 

Dorje Rabtenma

Dorje Rabtenma, click on image to enlarge.

Dorje Rabtenma. Click on image to enlarge.

Dorje Rabtenma is commonly found within the Nyingma tradition as well as sub-sects of the Kagyu tradition such as the Pagdru Kagyu. She can also be found in the Shalupa and Tsarpa sub-sects of the Sakya tradition. 

She is depicted with a maroon body, with one face, three eyes and two hands. She holds a blazing sword in her right hand and a skull cup filled with blood in her left. She also holds a jewel-spitting mongoose and rides on a mule.

Apart from these main forms of Palden Lhamo, there are also other minor forms such as Drashi Lhamo. Although appearing to be distinct from the other forms of Palden Lhamo and different in terms of iconography, Drashi Lhamo is most likely an emanation of Magzor Gyalmo.

 

Drashi Lhamo

Drashi Lhamo, click on image to enlarge.

Drashi Lhamo. Click on image to enlarge.

The wrathful goddess Drashi Lhamo is considered one of the minor forms of Palden Lhamo. She is worshipped mainly at Drashi Gon Temple in Lhasa, Tibet. This ancient shrine sits midway between the massive Sera Monastery and the Barkor circuit of central Lhasa. The Barkor is the large circumambulation circuit surrounding the Jokhang Cathedral, where the great Jowo Shakyamuni statue is enshrined.

Aside from Drashi Gon Temple, Sera Monastery also has a small protector chapel or gonkhang in the Barkor circuit. Another vibrant clay statue of Drashi Lhamo is enshrined in this chapel, alongside other protectors of the monastery.

The name ‘Drashi Gon‘ reflects the number of resident monks at the Temple, who were handpicked from the nearby Sera Monastery. ‘Drashi’ literally means ‘Four Monks’ as there were always four monks stationed at the temple at all times.

Drashi Lhamo's shrine at Sera Barkor Gonkhang, Lhasa, Tibet. Click on image to enlarge.

A shrine to Drashi Lhamo (right) and other protectors at Sera Barkor Gonkhang in Lhasa, Tibet. Click on image to enlarge.

The ancient shrine to Drashi Lhamo was built in the latter half of the 18th century by the Regent of Tibet, Pholane. Its proximity to the Chinese embassy of that era reflects its original purpose — the main function of the temple and its monks was originally to offer up prayers for the well-being of the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) of the Imperial Qing Dynasty of China. Thus, Drashi Lhamo or the ‘Goddess of the Four Monks‘ gained her name from the name of the temple itself.

Drashi Lhamo

Drashi Lhamo

According to local lore, the four monks who resided at the temple all had visions of this protectress flying in the sky towards China, coming from the direction of India. Through their earnest requests, they were successful in inviting the goddess to descend to the temple. From then on, they made daily offerings to her and she is said to have remained at the temple to this day.

The female protectress Drashi Lhamo has a fierce, wrathful expression. She has dark blue skin, one face and two hands. She has three bulging bloodshot eyes glaring at the enemies of the Buddhist teachings. She exposes her four canine teeth and extends her long red tongue out and downwards. Her rolled out tongue is remarkably similar to the famous Hindu mother goddess, Kali.

Drashi Lhamo stands straight on her two legs and her feet are said to be the shape of bird-like claws. She wears a gold crown of five skulls, similar to that worn by the various state oracles of Tibet. She also wears a round silver breastplate mirror emblazoned with the seed syllable “JO”. This further identifies her as Palden Lhamo, since this seed syllable is a major part of Palden Lhamo’s mantra.

Palden Lhamo’s mantra:

JO RAMO JO RAMO JO JO RAMO
TUNJO KALA RACHENMO
RAMO AJA DAJA TUNJO
RULU RULU HUNG JO HUNG

Being a protector deity, traditional offerings made to Drashi Lhamo include Tibetan beer and various other types of alcohol. At the main shrine, alcohol is offered to her respectfully in two-tiered serkym vessels. Due to her reputation of fulfilling people’s wishes, she is popularly worshipped by truck drivers, travellers, merchants and traders, whom she is believed to favour. Divination based on her practice is said to be highly accurate and the resident monks of the monastery perform divination rituals invoking upon her powers of prophecy.

Interestingly, Drashi Lhamo’s popularity has continued to enjoy tremendous growth since the rise of the Dorje Shugden controversy, who is also popularly worshipped by traders and merchants.

 

Gyalchen Karma Trinley

A statue of Karma Trinley, click on image to enlarge.

A statue of Gyalchen Karma Trinley. Click on image to enlarge.

In the same shrine in Sera Monastery’s protector chapel in Lhasa, another protector deity known as Gyalchen Karma Trinley is enshrined on the other side of Magzor Gyalmo. He is a worldly deity within the retinue of Hayagriva, the ‘Horse-Necked One’.

Gyalchen Karma Trinley is also known as Nyangdren Gyalchen as he is the local protector of the Nyangdren area of Tibet. He is also a protector of Sera Monastery but unfortunately, there are very few written records about this deity. Before becoming a protector, he was originally a monk belonging to Hadong Khangtsen (fraternity house) of Sera Jey Monastery. When he became a protector, he was also established as a protector of that same khangtsen.

Two stories reveal his origins. In one account, he is said to have been an evil king in a previous life. His subjects murdered him by throwing him into the Lhasa River. Later, he arose as a powerful spirit and was enthroned as a worldly protector.

In the second account which took place approximately two centuries ago, a monk from Hadong Khangtsen took a boat across a river on his journey towards eastern Tibet. However, when it was time to pay his fare, he realised he did not have enough money. As he rummaged for coins, the boatman thought he was going to be cheated and had the monk beaten to death, and his body thrown into the river. Just before he took his last breath, the monk prayed to liberate people from the fear of drowning and to alleviate their sufferings. The spirit of the monk later manifested in the area and so, the local people of that area in Kham built a temple to his wandering spirit. Soon after, he was worshipped as a water deity or chugyu genyen.

A depiction of Karma Trinley, click on image to enlarge.

A depiction of Gyalchen Karma Trinley. Click on image to enlarge.

Later, Gyalchen Karma Trinley possessed a local shaman-medium who lived near Sera Monastery. One day, Reting Rinpoche Lobsang Yeshe Tenpa Rabgye had a vision of the protector Gyalchen Karma Trinley while he was engaged in meditation near Sera Monastery. The protector manifested and requested Reting Rinpoche to enthrone him as a Dharma Protector and to build him a chapel. Reting Rinpoche agreed to grant his request and made him the protector of Nyangdren, where he had first manifested. Reting Rinpoche even personally selected an oracle and trained him to take trance of Gyalchen Karma Trinley. He also selected the public location where trances should take place and organised an annual ritual ceremony for the protector. The oracular tradition of Gyalchen Karma Trinley continues to this day.

Gyalchen Karma Trinley appears in three forms — two are wrathful and one is peaceful. The peaceful form is known as Chugyu Gyalchen. His face is dark red and he wears a ritual hat of the Gelug tradition, which sits tilted on his head. The tilted hat indicates that he is wrathful and eccentric in nature.

In the book Oracles and Demons of Tibet by René de Nebesky-Wojkowitz, it is said that he appears slightly wrathful in mood and wears the robes of a fully ordained monk along with human bone ornaments. In his right hand, he brandishes a cane-stick and holds a crystal rosary in his left. He rides on a donkey.

In another thangka, he is also depicted wearing the robes of a fully ordained monk. He holds a sword in his right hand and a noose tied to two obstacle-causing beings in his left. He wears his ritual hat tilted and stands with his left leg outstretched. Under his left leg is a prone human form, while under his right leg is what appears to be an animal, most likely a horse or a donkey.

 

Conclusion

Both Drashi Lhamo and Gyalchen Karma Trinley are part of the tradition of Dharma protector practices stemming from Sera Monastery. Their histories reflect how these deities were once part of the folk tradition of a certain local temple or area, but have since risen to the level of monastic tradition due to the patronage of high lamas.

In the Tibetan tradition, high lamas are believed to be able to perceive the nature and special abilities of these protectors and other beings. Hence, their approval is a pre-requisite for such fascinating protector practices to gain widespread acceptance. But, even more than that, for high lamas to have been associated with these protectors shows that they must indeed be powerful and beneficial in our lives in one way or another.

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Pal Lhamo, a peaceful emanation of Palden Lhamo. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more beautiful thangkas.

 

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  1. samfoonheei on Dec 17, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    There are Dharma Protectors of Tibetan Buddhism. Drashi Lhamo is one of the many Protectors. Drashi Lhamo is an emanation of the enlightened goddess of abundance who appears in an extremely wrathful form. The wrathful protector Drashi resides in the Drashi Gon temple in Lhasa, Tibet. The wrathfulness is intended to depict their willingness to defend and protect practitioners from dangers and enemies and also to avert the inner and outer obstacles. Interesting read of all these Protectors.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David this sharing.

  2. Yee Yin on Dec 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    In Buddhism, female deities are quite popular and powerful. Apart from Palden Lhamo, there are also other female deities who are as powerful, for examples, Saraswati, Ekajati, Vajrayogini, etc. In terms of spirituality and the potential to become a Buddha, there is no difference between men and women. If we practise the Dharma diligently, we will become a better human being.

  3. Jacinta Goh on Apr 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    “Interestingly, Drashi Lhamo’s popularity has continued to enjoy tremendous growth since the rise of the Dorje Shugden controversy, who is also popularly worshipped by traders and merchants.” I’m curious for this. Why her fame grow with the controversy of Dorje Shugden ban? The only reason that I could think of is because previously people rely on Dorje Shugden’s prophecy and help. However, due to the ban, they have resorted seeking Drashi Lhamo’s divination for its accuracy. It’s also an evidence that not all believe in Nechung’s prophecy only. After all Nechung is not the ultimate and there are many highly reliable deities too. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David in explaining the other deities to us. In this article I learnt that there are 21 main forms of Palden Lhamo and some of their emanation’s details.

  4. Samfoonheei on Mar 19, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Interesting there is so many dharma protectors and protectress in Tibetan Buddhism, same as other faiths where they have many deities as well as protectors. Magzor Gyalmo, Lhamo Dudsolma and Dorje Rabtenma are considered the most common forms of the protectress Palden Lhamo. Different tradition in the Tibetan Buddhism refer differently but all of them share similar iconographic characteristics. Well all these protectress or deities were once part of the folk tradition of a certain local temples originated from Sera Monastery. The Dharma protector has benefited many over the years.
    Thank you Pastor David for this interesting sharing.

  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Nov 20, 2018 at 4:00 am

    All enlightened beings are worthy of homage and worship. They are the best beings to take refuge in and we should offer them our prayers as we can put our full confidence in them. Of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, I personally find that Manjushri is extremely important. This is because what keeps us in samsara (cyclic rebirth) is our total ignorance and misunderstanding of the reality of existence. What is necessary to penetrate this deep ignorance that keeps us bound in a perpetual state of reincarnation is wisdom. We need many types of wisdom which can be acquired by relying on Manjushri as our yidam (meditational deity). By focusing on his meditation, practice, mantra and path we can gain wisdom in order to have the tool to penetrate the reality of existence. Therefore, Manjushri is an extremely important Buddha for us to focus on and take refuge in.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    (Photograph: this is the beautiful outdoor Manjushri statue who is in a teaching pose. He is floating above a koi fish pond nestled among lush greenery in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia)

    每一位觉者都能成为我们朝拜、膜拜的对象。他们是我们至高、至好的皈依,我们应该向他们做祈请,并且对他们生起全然的信念。在众佛菩萨之中,我个人认为文殊菩萨极为重要。这是因为使我们身陷娑婆(轮回)的是我们自身的无明,以及对实相的曲解。智慧是一种必要,它能穿透我们深不见底的无明,那个使我们受困于无止境投生的无明。我们需要多种智慧,而依止文殊菩萨作为我们的本尊,即能使我们成就多种智慧。透过文殊菩萨的观想、修持法门、心咒及修行道路,我们能成就智慧,拥有了知实相的“器具”。故此,专注于文殊菩萨的修持法门、皈依他,对我们而言都极为重要。

    詹杜固仁波切

    (相片:这尊户外文殊菩萨像呈转法轮姿。他被茂密的草木环绕,安坐在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的鱼池之上。)

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  6. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 28, 2018 at 8:00 am

    8 pictures of the Sakya Monastery to share, where Protector temple Mug Chung is located. This is the monastery where Dorje Shugden was enthroned first as a Dharma protector in Tibet over 400 years ago by the highest Sakya throneholders and masters. Since then when people are doing Dorje Shugden prayers and pujas, they invoke his holy wisdom presence from Mug Chung Protector Chapel in Sakya Monastery in Tibet.

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  7. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 22, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Medicine Buddha puja encourages healing of all levels – physical, mental and emotional healing for those in need.

    High resolution file of this thangka is available for download for all dharma practitioners around the world and for those who just want sacred images in their environment. Enjoy, be blessed and share this with others.

    Here is the link to free download of this image and many other images: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html?nggpage=7

  8. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 28, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Nice short video of a new LED signage reminding us of who we can go to for blessings in case of need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwrkaKUoH0

  9. Joy Kam on Jul 26, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Listening to the chanting of sacred words, melodies, mantras, sutras and prayers has a very powerful healing effect on our outer and inner environments. It clears the chakras, spiritual toxins, the paths where our ‘chi’ travels within our bodies for health as well as for clearing the mind. It is soothing and relaxing but at the same time invigorates us with positive energy. The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Sacred chants bless all living beings on our land as well as inanimate objects. Do download and play while in traffic to relax, when you are about to sleep, during meditation, during stress or just anytime. Great to play for animals and children. Share with friends the blessing of a full Dorje Shugden puja performed at Kechara Forest Retreat by our puja department for the benefit of others. Tsem Rinpoche

    Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbzgskLKxT8&t=5821s

  10. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Here we see a Bhutanese woman confirming that His Holiness the 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche wrote prayers to Dorje Shugden. At first people did not believe that Zhabdrung Rinpoche actually composed the prayers, but people went to check with their monastic authorities, and they confirmed that the prayers were real. Before this, she had vehemently said that there were no such prayers and that she would go to check and then prove that the prayers were false. She must have gone to check and ask about Zhabdrung Rinpoche’s prayers to Dorje Shugden. As we said, the prayers are real but she still cannot accept the fact, even with all the proof.

    Some Bhutanese feel like they cannot openly acknowledge that the article on Zhabdrung Rinpoche’s composition of prayers to Dorje Shugden is true, because it would mean that the Je Khenpo and Bhutanese sold and betrayed their own lineage. So even though they now admit that they prayers are real, they keep saying that he is just a minor deity and in any case, the Je Khenpo banned the practice. But if Dorje Shugden was just a minor deity, why would both Zhabdrung Rinpoche and Drubwang Tenzin Zangpo have composed such extensive prayers to Dorje Shugden? If Bhutan’s founding fathers like Zhabdrung Rinpoche promoted the practice of Dorje Shugden, why is someone like the Je Khenpo, whose position was originally created by the 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche, banning the practice? Why do they want to go against what Zhabdrung Rinpoche did? If they do that, why do not they ban the entire country of Bhutan, because he founded that too.

    They also claim that thangkas of Zhabdrung Rinpoche with Dorje Shugden are fake. However, there is no such thing as a fake thangka, because when someone has faith, they commission it, place it on their shrine and accept it. How can a thangka be fake when it has been individually commissioned? There is no rule or guideline what someone can or cannot put on a thangka. It is up to a person’s personal choice. That means there is no such thing as a fake thangka.

    This woman came back on social media and confessed that the prayers are real. Even though she was still shocked, angry and dismayed, she told the truth. She could have kept quiet but she did not. Through all her debates and denials, she still had the honesty to leave a comment and admit that the prayers were real. When people can accept something, even though it may make them uncomfortable or angry, it means that they are practicing the Dharma. Dorje Shugden was practiced by the 4th Zhabdrung, and even though it may be an uncomfortable thought to some, it is clear and proven to be the case.

    The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche of Bhutan and Dorje Shugden
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden.html

    不丹国第四世夏仲仁波切与多杰雄登
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden-chinese.html

    འབྲུག་གི་ཞབས་དྲུང་བཞི་པ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན།
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden-tibetan.html

    Zhabdrung Rinpoche FB negative comment

  11. Joy Kam on Jul 17, 2018 at 4:38 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.

    Pelden Hlamo with DS and Nyingma deities

  12. Colin Tan on Jul 4, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    I have always been fasinated by dharma Protectors. Their warthful faces remind us of humanity and also scare you off any ignorance and ego. I remember seeing the thangkha of Palden Lhamo in a young age and thought that it was kind of scary. But with Rinpoche’s teaching and explaination i then start to understand the goodness of having protectors in our lives.
    They can help us eliminate obstacles so that we can concentrate learning dharma smoothly in our life time.

    Thank u for sharing the Dharma Protectors. Drashi Lhamo with the tongue sticking out is really nice. Wish to be able to get a statue of her. 🙂

  13. Anne Ong on Jun 26, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I have always loved stories and explainations about Dharma protector and protectress. This is another interesting write up about Drashi Lhamo. And also her lovely mantra that sings with a rhyme. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for another great write up!????

  14. Datuk May on Jun 16, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Protectors appear wrathful and scary most of the time. However, I have often heard people especially children seem attracted to their images. How is it so?

    Reading this article made me realise that however wrathful and fierce protectors appear, their main purpose is to protect and guide us. I suppose with such a noble motivation, children in their purity see beyond the appearance to the compassion within the hearts.

    Understanding the iconography of Drashi Lhamo depicts the powerful of this protectress and how she would help us.

    The wrathfulness of protectors too indicate that in order to tame our unruly mind, wrathful and compassionate methods are often deployed to help us through our spiritual path.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this very educational article.

  15. Cc on Jun 10, 2018 at 12:37 am

    ??? thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing.

    This is very interesting and do enjoy it.
    Got attracted with wrathful looks and both Drashi Lhamo and Gyalchen Karma Trinley are Dharma protector Sera Monastery.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2023 02:46 PM
    Yes…. Dorje Shugden has benefited many and many more to come. It’s wonderful as it in Kathmandu, Nepal , having not only one chapel but two. Many had received miraculous assistance in many ways. All thanks to our Guru Tsem Rinpoche bringing Dorje Shugden ‘s practice to us and everywhere. Those locals and tourist at Kathmandu will not missed these 2 beautiful chapels where they could seek help. Dorje Shugden will help everyone regardless of gender equally no matter what religion we are.
    Thank you Rinpoche, many kind, generous sponsors, and to Kecharians making it possible. Last to the Nepalis authorities who supported the setting up of Dorje Shugden chapel as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/bhagawan-dorje-shugden-chapels-in-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2023 02:44 PM
    Over the years, self-immolations where the method of protest has been adopted by the Tibetans 152 times yet to abolished. There many ways in which the Tibetan leadership can discourage self-immolations yet nothing much is done . Tsem Rinpoche had spoken out about the self-immolations to prevent more unnecessary deaths and suffering. The pain and desperation of the self-immolator been felt by many so as the Dorje Shugden people who have to go through having suffered and segregated from the Tibetans exiled community due to their Dorje Shugden practice.
    Thank you Digital Journal for publishing the statement regarding self for shining a light on the mis-governance.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/digital-journal-publishes-tsem-rinpoches-statement.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2023 02:42 PM
    Thank you Ani Lobsang Chokyi for this wonderful sharing how Tsem Rinpoche blog came in. Yes its was this blog that catches my eyes and the rest is history. I have Rinpoche to thank for how reading, learning and practicing Buddhism have changed my life forever. From zero knowledge it click into my life . Its such a amazing blog filled with wonderful Dharma knowledge where everyone could start off finding the true purpose and meaning in life.
    Thank you Rinpoche, Ani Lobsang Chokyi ,Pastor Seng Piow, and all the writers.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-creating-the-blog-with-rinpoche.html
  • Alice
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2023 10:05 AM
    There’re practices if you commit all the ways within Tsonkhapa lineage within 3 years, 3 months and 3 days, you can reach full enlightenment … IF YOU’RE READY.

    ~ H. E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 20. 2023 03:40 PM
    Very fortunate for me and friends to have visited these four most worthy pilgrimage sites as mentioned in this blog post. Lumbini where the birthplace of Prince Siddharta Gautama later known as Buddha Shakyamuni, Bodh Gaya the place where Prince Siddharta Gautama reached enlightenment, Sarnath the place where Buddha Shakyamuni turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time and finally Kushinagar the place where Buddha Shakyamuni entered Parinirvana. So blessed managed to visit all these Holy places just before the lockdown because of the covid pandemic.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Novka Kuaranita for this interesting sharing, so as more people be inspired to go.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/8-holy-buddhist-pilgrimage-sites-part-1.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 20. 2023 03:38 PM
    In the eyes of many people, giving doesn’t count unless it’s completely selfless. In reality, though, giving isn’t sustainable when it’s completely selfless. Tsem Rnpoche is one truly Lama who gives silently without hope of praise and reward. Rinpoche gives selflessly to awaken the sleeping humanity in one’s heart. Spreading love and caring everywhere as Rinpoche goes had inspired many of us. There is nothing more beautiful things we can do. If we ever had the chance of making a big impact on the life of someone else, we know how wonderful it can feel to help someone.
    A beautiful story of a selfless Lama who have a heart of gold.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Anila for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-compassion-starts-with-feeding-strays
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 20. 2023 03:36 PM
    Rinpoche read all notes, letters, and cards that was sent to his labrang. It never comes to my mind at all whether or not our guru Tsem Rinpoche saw, ate, or liked our offerings. All I know that Rinpoche knew for sure what we are doing. I am one of the many that Rinpoche had gave me gifts through all these years. Feeling happy and blessed with what I received. Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands. May Rinpoche have a swift return.
    Thank you Anila for this wonderful sharing for many of us to have a better insight understanding of a great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-no-offering-too-small
  • Alice
    Saturday, Mar 18. 2023 01:06 PM
    你时常都有选择的机会……那就做出正确的选择吧。就像马丁·路德·金所说的:“作正确的事永远都不会嫌迟。”

    当你发现很难去改变自己的恶习时,那就根据帕繃喀仁波切在《菩提道次第广论》里所描述的方式,长期持续地进行死亡禅思。那么你就能够感受到自身念头的转变。它始终会有转变的一天。目前,先专注于宗喀巴大师的修行,对祂生起信心,并时常供养祂……你将为自己累积足够的善因,来等待时机的成熟。

    ~ 詹杜固仁波切
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 13. 2023 03:02 PM
    Reading this article reminds me of my trip there in 2019 just before the lock down. I am glad I made it there as encouraged by our Guru Tsem Rinpoche to go on pilgrimage to Holy places instead of visiting places of interest. It’s a once a life time experienced for me. Went on pilgrimage to Tibet in 2019 and to Sera Choding Hermitage of Lama Tsongkhapa and few other Holy places as well. Sera Choding Hermitage was also the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. It was one of Tsongkhapa’s principal retreat centers, where he gave many of his most important teachings and where he composed one of his most famous works.
    Fortunate to go to Kushinagar where Buddha Shakyamuni entered Clear Light , and seeing the Ramabhar Stupa,where the cremation place of Buddha Shakyamuni, and a colossal statue of Lord Buddha at the Matha Kuar feeling blessed indeed. Another holy place as mentioned in the blog is Wu Tai Shan. It is a popular pilgrimage as well. Mount Wutai with its five flat peaks is one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains in China. This Holy place is associated with the rising sun which signifies birth and renewal. Due to this interpretation, it is often regarded as the most sacred of the Five Great Mountains. Went there too much earlier with Kecharians friends. Minhitale Buddha Statue in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, another Holy place. Historically recorded as the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura was also the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries and has been a major Buddhist pilgrimage site with ruins of many ancient Buddhist temples. A place worth going but I have not visited yet which I love to go some day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/8-holy-buddhist-pilgrimage-sites-part-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 13. 2023 02:57 PM
    A strong inspiring story that will touch our heart and soul. Reading and watching those videos in this blog post will definitely inspire and motivate us all. Bill Porter was an American having spent much of his life studying and translating Chinese religious and philosophical texts. He is a translator of Chinese texts, primarily Taoist and Buddhist, including poetry and sūtras. Bill Porter stepped into the ancient Chinese literary world, which changed everything. To many Chinese, he is known as Red Pine and the author of popular books on Chinese hermits and ancient poets. Many had wonder if the Buddhist hermit tradition still existed in China, not until Bill Porter discovered that the hermit tradition is very much alive. So many insights into life in China, and the Buddhist renewal after the cultural revolution the historical refuge of ancient hermits. Dozens of monks and nuns continue to lead solitary lives in quiet contemplation of their faith deep in the mountains. Inspiring each of them , living as simple as possible with what they have. That’s a beautiful understanding of Chinese culture, a rare happening , and should be cherished by all who love the Chinese classics .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/amongst-white-clouds-amazing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 13. 2023 02:55 PM
    Wow this great Lama the third Purchok incarnation the Lozang Tsultrim Jampa Gyatso who had served as tutor to both the Twelfth and the Thirteenth Dalai Lamas . He studied under a number of great masters and became a competent scholar at a very young age. His collected works covering subjects such as commentary on logics, rituals, and biography were compiled into texts. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-third-purchok-jampa-gyatso.html
  • Alice Tay
    Saturday, Mar 11. 2023 03:12 PM
    Dharma teaches us the ultimate method, the ultimate way of release from samsara. When you receive the Dharma teachings — when you receive the method and you practice it — you will be able to free yourself from sufferings.

    ~ H. E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche
  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2023 11:49 AM
    Stinginess is the ticket to a long stay in the sad and barren lands of poverty.

    Making happy offerings to enlightened and ordinary friends is a recipe for spontaneously arising generosity and the joys it causes.

    ~ H. E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2023 04:04 PM
    Wow…beautiful scenery pictures . Each and every pictures has an interesting stories to tell. Looking through these in this blog tells us a thousands words , simply exquisite beautiful indeed. Tranquillity serenity and beauty of nature in every pictures .Natural beauty is everyone wish to be there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/beautiful-scenes-free-download.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2023 04:02 PM
    The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek sun-god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island. An interesting mythology behind this huge statue. It was built between the years 292-280 BCE, to honour the Ancient Greek god of the Sun, Helios recording to history. The people of the city of Rhodes in Greece were saved from a terrible siege and that’s where this statue was built. The Greek mythology was strongly influenced by the ancient Egyptian myths. Sound interesting. Rhodes has been famous since antiquity as the site of Colossus of Rhodes, and was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This ancient town is a step back in time and is one of the biggest best-preserved Medieval settlements of Europe. It’s the oldest populated medieval city in Europe with some 5000 people living inside the castle walls. Worth a visit to see for ourselves the beauty of this ancient town with many myth stories .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen. Lobsang Phuljung for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/voyage-to-the-colossus-of-rhodes

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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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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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Beautiful night scene at Vajrayogini Stupa, Kechara Forest Retreat. ~ Alice
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Flower garland was offered to Dorje Shugden, as well as some mandarin oranges, milk and etc by the devotees. There next day morning shift (5th Feb 2023) members were Tang KS, Sunny, Choong & Wei Ling. Thanks for all the efforts and support. The event was ended in a high note. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Penang Kecharians distributed well over 5144 Dorje Shugden collaterals, which includes big posters, A5 picture card, brochure pendants and etc. Not only that, visitors who were keen, they explained and shared more about Dorje Shugden in details. Sharyn and Swee Bee came and volunteered for the two days we were there. Way to go gals... ~by Jacinta
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Abundance food offerings to Gyenze. May everyone always be blessed by Gyenze for long life and increase our inner and outer wealth. ~ Alice
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After year end puja, we proceeded with a small gathering. The food was outstanding, especially the vege curry and sa hor fun! We were even enchanted by the smells of it. We also had apple pie, tong sui and many more. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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