10 Herbs Used as Incense for Healing and Purification

Mar 15, 2018 | Views: 1,726

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Since the start of time, humans have used herbs for a variety of different applications, including the flavouring of food in cooking, in healing and medicinal applications, for cleansing and purifying the environment and even for religious and spiritual use.

It is believed that when herbs are burned, the resulting fragrant smoke has the ability to refresh the air and enhance positive energy, making it an essential precursor to important religious rituals. Traditionally, many cultures burn incense, resins, or smudge herbs to purify the air and remove negative energy. For the sake of convenience, these days we mimic these ancient rituals through the use of essential oil burners and diffusers which are based on the same principles as burning herbs.

The smoke from natural herbal incense is believed to cleanse the surroundings and remove negative emotions, thoughts, stress and unpleasant energy in the home or office. Your environment is a sponge for negativity, and it is commonly believed that negative energies can absorb into walls and objects if not properly purified. Many believers light incense after a bad relationship break-ups, arguments and disagreements, illnesses, or sad events such as funerals as well as when purchasing a new home or a second-hand antique. It is said that clearing the negative energy from these events, places and objects refreshes the space and signifies a new start.

Furthermore, herbs have played a vital role in healthcare and medicine, due to their medicinal and versatile healing properties. Apart from modern western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, herbs are also widely used by indigenous cultures all over the world for recovery and good health.

Here are a list of herbs and their benefits.

 

1. Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis L)

Commonly used in western cooking, rosemary is one of the world’s most-used and best-known herbs. In Latin, rosemary translates to ‘The Dew of the Sea‘ and it is said that the ancient Greeks would wear rosemary garlands on their heads whilst studying.

In ancient and aboriginal cultures, incense comprised of wild rosemary or Ledum Palustre was used for shamanic rituals, and was highly valued by the aboriginal Ainu shamans of Japan. It was considered a sacred herb to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, due to its medicinal properties and benefits.

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In the 16th century, rosemary was commonly burned as dry herb incense or as an oil, in hospitals or wherever the sick lay. It was believed that rosemary had tremendous healing properties and was applicable for all illnesses, making it a very sought after commodity.

The benefits of rosemary include:

  • Improved memory
  • Lower stress levels
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Detoxification of bodily toxins
  • Pain relief
  • Stimulates blood circulation

 

2. Cedar

Signifying strength and dignity, wood from the cedar tree has been used since ancient times in the construction of altars, churches, thrones, buildings and ships. Since ancient times, Cedar was also widely used as incense, in perfumes and for embalming purposes.

There are many types and varieties of cedar which grow in all corners of the world, each with their own properties and applications. Cedrus Atlantica mainly grows in Morocco and Algeria, whereas Lebanon Cedar is on the wildlife protection list and can age up to an incredible 2,500 years.

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Some types of cedar are extremely rare, such as the Himalayan Cedar or Cedrus Deodora, mainly found in Himalayan regions such as Northern India and Pakistan. The resin of the Himalayan cedar tree is often referred to as ‘gokul’ and it is known to be a powerful incense due to its vast abundance of essential oils.

Tibetan cedar wood is an old herb/resin which has been used in many aspects of daily life since ancient times. Its fragrance is relaxing and harmonising, and it stimulates mental focus and helps with the practice of meditation. It is also known to cleanse the environment of negative energies and brings a peaceful and serene atmosphere.

For more information and to experience the benefits of Tibetan cedar: vajrasecrets.com/tibetan-cedarwood-incense

 

3. Sage

Best known for its versatility in the kitchen, sage or Salvia Officinalis has been used for thousands of years in culinary, medicinal and religious applications. Prized for its healing and medicinal properties, sage has been used as an anti-depressant, for improving memory and concentration and to help patients suffering from Alzheimer’s.

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Many cultures including the Native Americans, Celtic druids, pagans and ancient Romans all used sage in one form or another. In particular, the indigenous Americans burned sage smudge sticks as a way to purify the air and absorb negative energy such as conflict, anger and illness.

 

4. Tibetan Sage (Ganden Khenpa)

Gaden Monastery in Tibet, founded in 1409 by Je Tsongkhapa who is widely known as ‘The Second Buddha’, is credited as the birth place of Ganden Khenpa, otherwise known as Tibetan sage.

Legend says that during a time when Tibet was plagued with illnesses, the great Lama Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, sought a way to relieve the sufferings of all sentient beings. He cut and scattered his hair on the ground and where his hair fell, from the consecrated ground grew the herbal Ganden Khenpa. The herb was first harvested and burnt as an incense to purify the air of the monastery. Later, it was distributed to every household where it was burnt and used to cure the epidemic.

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Since then, Ganden Khenpa has been used in traditional Tibetan medicine as well as for purifying holy spaces and as an offering to the Buddhas. Every household in Tibet still uses this herb and it is often called the ‘Obstacle-Clearing Grass’.

It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, for helping to increase blood circulation and is even said to make the user wiser. Furthermore, according to some lamas, Ganden Khenpa is recommended for those suffering from SARS, who should inhale it deeply. It is also beneficial for people with rheumatism, arthritis, swellings and, according to the personal physician of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for purifying polluted environments as well as to prevent colds and flu.

For more information and to experience the benefits of Ganden Khenpa: vajrasecrets.com/ganden-khenpa-loose-incense

 

5. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is the hardwood and roots harvested from the ‘Royal Tree’ or Santalum Album, found mainly in India. The wood is commonly used to make mala (rosary) beads and furniture due to its durability and aromatic scent.

Many cultures from all over the globe prize sandalwood for numerous reasons. The ancient Egyptians used sandalwood for medicinal purposes as well as for religious and cultural rituals and ceremonies. In Hinduism, sandalwood is also known as ‘chandana‘ and is used as a sacred herb in the worship of the God Vishnu. It is also used as part of ayurvedic healing.

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In Tibetan Buddhism, one of the 35 Confessional Buddhas known as Tathagata Glorious Sandalwood (Chandanashri), is depicted holding a sandalwood branch in his hands. He uses it to purify the karma of those who pray to him, cleansing them and washing away their negative deeds. Buddhists also use sandalwood to purify offerings to the Three Jewels and to calm those who suffer from nervous tension and anxiety.

Today, sandalwood is still commonly used for its medicinal and healing properties which include:

  • Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties
  • Diuretic properties
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved memory

It is also known to be a relaxant which induces calmness and is helpful in enhancing concentration.

For more information and to experience the benefits of Sandalwood: vajrasecrets.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=sandalwood+incense

 

6. Juniper

Found all over the world, juniper grows in a variety of species. The Tibetan word for incense is ‘sang’ (pronounced ‘sung’), which is also the folk name for juniper.

Apart from being used as incense in many world cultures, juniper is also widely used in cultural and religious rituals as well as in medicine and healing. It is effective for the treatment of pain, cramps and arthritis, and also possesses antiseptic and diuretic properties. Furthermore, it is used to cleanse and purify the blood, to lower blood pressure and to increase sweating to expel toxins which lie below the skin.

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In Buddhism, juniper is often used in the construction of stupas. The central axis or ‘life stick’ of the stupa is traditionally constructed from solid juniper wood due to the belief that it purifies the area and rejects negative energy, and is engraved with mantras and Tibetan seed syllables.

For more information and to experience the benefits of Juniper: vajrasecrets.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=juniper+incense

 

7. Frankincense Resin

Frankincense resin is extracted from trees of the Boswellia genus. It is harvested by making a small incision into the bark of the tree and the precious gum resin will expel from the bark and form solid resin after a few weeks, also known as ‘frankincense tears’.

Frankincense resin is best known as one of the gifts offered to baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men. It is used in many rituals in Christianity, as well as in those of Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists.

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The many health benefits of juniper include stronger immune systems, improved oral health, regulated menstruation, prevention and elimination of gas, reduced stress and as an antiseptic. It is used in traditional Chinese and ayurvedic medicine. Frankincense is also used during meditation and visualisation as it increases awareness, serenity and relaxation.

For more information and to experience the benefits of Frankincense resin: vajrasecrets.com/blessed-frankincense-resin

 

8. Myrrh Resin

Commiphora Myrrh is a resin harvested through sapping the myrhh shrub. Like frankincense, myrrh is most famous for being one of the gifts offered to baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men, along with gold.

Myrrh resin is used in many cultural and religious rituals. For example, the ancient Egyptians used myrrh during the embalming of pharaohs. It was also readily used by the Romans.

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Myrrh is very effective against candida and parasites. It has strong antiseptic properties and can eliminate fungus in the digestive system without destroying good bacteria. It can also help boost and strengthen the immune system and analgesic ailments. During the time of the plague that swept through Europe, myrrh was one of the main remedies against the epidemic.

Lastly, myrrh is known to be effective in clearing and purifying the air when burned as an incense. However, it should not be used if you are feeling depressed as it can bring on or intensify negative and sad emotions.

For more information and to experience the benefits of Frankincense resin: vajrasecrets.com/blessed-myrrh-resin

 

9. Golden Leaf (Sunpati)

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Sunpati, also known as ‘Golden Leaf’ or ‘Balu,’ is a distinctly sweet-smelling herb commonly used in religious rituals and healing applications. Found in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal and Tibet, it is also the official flower of the kingdom of Nepal.

Tibetans believe that drinking sunpati in a tea can aid digestion and stimulate appetite. Some species of sunpati are also proven to have antimicrobial effects against harmful bacteria and fungi.

Burning the resin of this herb has a cleansing effect on the environment. It can also help protect against negative spirits and illnesses, as well as to connect with the divine.

For more information and to experience the benefits of Sunpati: vajrasecrets.com/incense-sunpati

 

10. Agarwood

Precious agarwood resin is produced from a fungal infection that affects the Aquilaria Agallocha tree. The infection causes a resin to form to protect the tree from further damage and gives off a distinct aroma. It is generally believed that the older the tree and the more resin it has produced, the more valuable and potent the resin will be.

Agarwood resin is one of the world’s most expensive and sought-after resins. It is used in a variety of different cultures including Arabian, Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan and Indian traditions for both religious ceremonies as well as medicinal applications.

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Agarwood is highly praised due to its powerful and immediate effects. It is known to have anti-oxidant and anti-ageing benefits as well as being effective against asthma and excellent for kidney health and function.

Agarwood increases our awareness and it is known to be very helpful for meditation and prayer as it can increase our ability to focus. Its warm nature has a calming and uplifting effect on our psyche and it is said to remove sadness of the heart. It is also known to be effective in cleansing the environment, bringing serenity and tranquility.

For more information and to experience the benefits of Agarwood: vajrasecrets.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=agarwood

 

Conclusion

The burning of natural herbs as incense is very effective and is proven to have many benefits. In Buddhism, offering incense to the Three Jewels helps remind us of our vows and beliefs. In addition, offering incense creates the causes to have morality and ethics and to be of benefit to others. Sangsol, a Tibetan Buddhist incense offering ritual, is generally performed during religious ceremonies and special events such as the Tibetan New Year (Losar), pujas (prayer ceremonies) or marriages. Further descriptions and explanations of how to perform the incense offering prayer can be found here.

I hope the above list of herbs and resins, its benefits and properties — spiritual, religious and medicinal — will inspire you to experiment with different types of incense, purify your personal life, and enhance your time of worship.

 

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  1. nicholas on Nov 28, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Understand that some acupuncturist uses smudging — or burning sage — to help rid their patients of negative emotions.

    A doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and a reiki master/teacher, says the sage smoke unburdens people of their negative energy and makes them feel better. They see patients start to relax and go into a more neutral state within minutes.

    Native Americans and other indigenous peoples have burned sage for centuries as part of a spiritual ritual to cleanse a person or space, and to promote healing and wisdom. It’s been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians and Romans to treat digestive issues, memory problems, and sore throats. The name sage comes from the Latin “salvia,” which means, “to feel healthy.” The practice of “smudging” has more recently become popular in other cultures, too.

  2. Yee Yin on Nov 20, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Personally, I prefer to use herbs and natural remedies to heal my body. After all, chemicals can be harmful to our body. Herbs have been used as medicine or supplements for well-beings since the ancient time, they are proven to be effective. The effect of natural remedies might be slow but they are safe to use. Tibetan incense is made from many natural ingredients, not only it helps to calm our mind when we are doing meditation, it also contains healing property.

  3. Sofi on Jan 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Since the time of Magadha Sangmo, a disciple of Buddha Sakyamuni, offered incense to her Guru with an invitation for a meal at her husband’s home, thousand miles away, When Buddha graced her invitation, thousands of people received the precious Dharma from Buddha and took refuge as Buddhists. Ever since it had been a tradition still practiced today. Learning of what Tibetan incense is made from, it is good to know the medicinal properties and aroma that it offers. It can purify our environment and air with a nice smell. I always imagined the smoke clouds of bringing my aspirational prayers up to the Buddhas. May we all have the merits like Magadha Sangmo to be blessed.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this informative article and may we always have the connections to the Buddhas with the wisdom cloud from our offerings of incense.

  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Nov 20, 2018 at 4:40 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.

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    (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。

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  5. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 22, 2018 at 11:55 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

  6. Joy Kam on Jul 26, 2018 at 5:58 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

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  7. Lin Mun on Jul 23, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Interesting to learn about the various plants and herbs and the many benefits it bring. Never thought incense can be natural method to help healing and purification. Everything natural is always good for us. Hope more people would purchase incense made from natural resource and not made from chemical as it will harm our health. Thank you Pastor Antoinette for this sharing.

  8. Wai Meng Wan on Apr 28, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you for letting us about the usage of the herbs and how beneficial these can be to overall mood and health.
    Hope to try out the sage incense from Vajrasecrets.

  9. Pastor Han Nee on Apr 22, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you Pastor Antoinette for this interesting and informative article on the many different herbs and their wide range of benefits and uses, from flavouring food to healing as well as cleansing and purifying the environment, and for medicinal purposes.Some herbs are used to relieve stress and for their calming effect.It is little wonder that incense plays a huge role in religious and spiritual rituals as offerings and for cleansing and purifying the air of negative energies and emotions.It is amazing too that some herbs are used for improving the memory.

    I am particularly taken by the legend behind the origin of the Tibetan Sage (Ganden Khenpa), of how Lama Tsongkhapa, seeking a way of relieving beings of the suffering of disease and epidemic, scattered his hair on the ground in Ganden Monastery and how from that sacred ground, the sage sprung up.

    After its first harvest was burnt to purify the air, the Ganden Khenpo has since been also widely used as offering to the Buddhas and in traditional medicine and for healing. Polluted environments can be purified by it. It is also recommended for epidemics such as SARS!Thus this Tibetan sage has a wide range of benefits as do other herbs.

  10. Mark Steeves on Mar 27, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you kindly Rinpoche and Pastor Antoinette for this most informative article. Not only have you provided an excellent resource of reference of the herbs you have listed being used as incense, but also you have thankfully added the many medicinal benefits and history of use in relation to these fragrant delights to the senses. Incense offering is one of the easiest, most effective and efficacious ways we can show respect and pay homage to the three jewels, not to mention your dwelling will smell very inviting. Although I may search many miles before I find Golden Leaf here in Canada. Perhaps higher elevations here somewhere. Be well and may you enjoy long life and well being. Many thanks once again.

  11. Wah Ying on Mar 21, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you for the informative piece on natural herbal incense, their benefits and beautiful stories behind the herbs. The story of Gaden Khenpa is especially beautiful. Among the herbal incense introduced here, I like the smell of Juniper, Gaden Khenpa and Frankincense resin especially.

    It’s good to offer good incense to Three Jewels, apart from this, it’s good for our health and environment as well to use the natural herbal incense compare to some commercial incense made from artificial and not good for our health ingredients.

  12. Anne Ong on Mar 21, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    This is also one of my favourite topics! Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Antoinette Kass for sharing the benefits of herbs and how it can help in terms of health and spiritual. A very interesting topic to read so that we can understand and apply holistic traditional medicine. And something that is not related to politics with religion….lol!!👍😂😍🙏

  13. Cc on Mar 19, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche & Pastor Antoinette Kass for sharing the benefits of herbs and how it can help in terms of health and spiritual.

    🙏🙏🙏

  14. Bradley Kassian on Mar 19, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Thank you for posting this Pastor Antoinette! 🙂 I use most of these. Particularly Agarwood, Sandalwood, and Ganden Khenpa. One I would recommend highly is Patchouli. That incense is heavenly and really relaxing, so is Lavender incense. Both of those relieve stress, anxiety quite well. Aside from all of those Medicine Buddha incense and any other mixture of Tibetan incense is really helpful. I found Medicine Buddha incense really useful for arthritis, and cases of flu and colds. So many different types to try! 🙂 I have so many different kinds in my drawers at home that I could open a store LOL :D.
    There are two kinds of Sandalwood incense though, White and Red. I find the Red sandalwood the best for relaxing.

  15. shelly tai on Mar 17, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Thank you Pastor Antoinette Kass for this clear explanation of benefits of herb. Using herb is the most natural way in dealing with all kind of illness and stress I personally love to burn essential oil daily in my house daily because it help to clean the air and also help us to relax .

  16. cfriedenberg on Mar 17, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Thank you for fixing the problem!!!

  17. Samfoonheei on Mar 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Wow ….interesting knowledge of all those herbs which are used for making incense. The health benefits of using herbal incense are countless. There are so many different herbs for a variety of different applications in the market. Some are used in food flavouring , healing , cleansing and purifying of negatives environment and for religious use . The most calming, soothing herbs for incense do wonders for relaxation and sleep. Herbs are widely used by different cultures all over the world for recovery and good health. Interesting to know of the tibetan Sage (Ganden Khenpa) ‘s legend behind it. Amazing how the epidemic were cured by the burning it as incense. Its wonderful to know its benefits and properties of the herbs and resins.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Antoinette Kass for this sharing.

  18. Stella Cheang on Mar 15, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you, Pastor Antoinette for these 10 herbs that offers much benefits on its own when compounded with incense, also produce effects of healing and purification. Through our daily offering of incense to the Buddhas, we can make a connection with the higher beings, be reminded of our belief and at the same time, purify the environment and imbue positive energies in our surrounding. How wonderful.

  19. Datuk May on Mar 15, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Normally when we think of herbs, we think flowers, leaves and at best, bark of trees and twigs. Herbs are wondrous plants that give healing and purification powers when used correctly.

    What impacted me the most from this article was that herbs can also be from the latex of trees or shrubs which on extraction solidifies and form resins. Two of such herbs are the healing frankincense and myrrh. The are extracted from the trees and form solid resins which are then used for their properties of healing and purification.

    A must read so that we can understand and apply holistic traditional medicine.

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    Sunday, Dec 15. 2019 06:46 PM
    It is nice to see these warm stories of how human helped marine animals out from their life-threatening situation. There are a lot of attention given to prevent animal abuse in cases of dogs and cats. However, there are only a handful of attention given to marine animals.

    Fishes aren’t given the attention that they deserve because their cries normally went unheard. However, fishes are animals too and they do feel what a human being will feel. We should treat all animals the same and stop creating more suffering for them.

    http://bit.ly/2Eh1VLa
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Dec 14. 2019 09:39 PM
    The 14th Dalai Lama’s prayer to Dorje Shugden

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

    Read and decide for yourself of Rinpoche’s hypothesis: http://bit.ly/14DalaiLamaDSPrayer
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Dec 14. 2019 02:32 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the mysterious part on Buddhism. I didn’t know divination is also practised in Buddhism, I have always thought divination is only practised by non-Buddhist. This shows how compassionate Buddha is, Buddha will use different ways to help people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://bit.ly/2m9CLIr

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

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

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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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.
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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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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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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.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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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!
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    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.
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    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!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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