Miyolangsangma, the Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving

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Miyo Langsangma, the Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving. Click to enlarge.

Miyolangsangma, the Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving. Click to enlarge.

Prior to the introduction of Buddhism, the main religion in Tibet was the Bön religion which had many shamanic practices. This propitiation of local deities was assimilated into Tibetan Buddhism when Padmasambhava and other highly attained lamas subjugated the many powerful spirits raised by Bön shamans to prevent the spread of Buddhism in Tibet.

The Sherpas were one of the historical peoples of Tibet. They left eastern Tibet more than 400 years ago and settled in the uninhabited Himalayan valleys; hence their name Sher-pa means “people from the east.” These settlers brought with them the rich Tibetan culture including their religious traditions and Tibetan Buddhist literature. These religious traditions include the belief that the mountain peaks, foothills, ridges, passes and fields are the abodes of deities. Thus, Sherpa ceremonies such as the hanging of prayer flags and other rituals of daily life attest to their belief in the presence of supernatural forces that abide there.

A thangka of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) as the central figure, surrounded by Vajrakilaya, Samantabhadra, Rahula, Ekajati, Dorje Legpa and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more high-resolution Buddha images.

The majority of Sherpas are Buddhists belonging to the Nyingma tradition, the ancient translation school or early dissemination tradition introduced by Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche) during the 8th century.

According to an ancient Sherpa legend, the initial Tibetan migration to the Himalayan region was due to a search for a beyul or a supreme hidden valley. The Sherpas believe in the phenomena of termas – hidden treasures of sacred texts and precious objects concealed by Guru Rinpoche – and in the special places called beyul, also blessed by Guru Rinpoche.

Tengboche Rinpoche, the Abbot of Tengboche Monastery, tells of how the Sherpas fleeing Tibet brought books that described the mountain and valley that would provide them with a place of refuge. In particular, the Sherpas believe that the south side of Mount Everest is a beyul, one of several hidden valleys designated by Guru Rinpoche.

Both Sherpas and Tibetans also believe that Mount Everest is the abode of the goddess Jomo Miyolangsangma.

 

Origins

Miyolangsangma riding a tiger holding a bowl of food and a mongoose. Click on image to enlarge.

According to Tengboche Rinpoche, the Goddess Miyolangsangma rides a tiger and holds a bowl of food and a mongoose. Click on image to enlarge.

The Five Long-life Sisters belong to the sman class of worldly deities. They reside on the Himalayan peaks along the Tibet-Nepal border, protecting the area from harm while providing spiritual nourishment to the residents who live on the flanks of these peaks.

Miyolangsangma, the Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving, is one of the Five Long-life Sisters. Her abode is said to be at the summit of Mount Everest, known in Tibetan as Jomolungma (Goddess Mother of Mountains), and she is the resident goddess of Mount Everest and the Khumbu area in general.

The Goddess Miyolangsangma is described by the Abbot and reincarnate lama of Tengboche Monastery as;

“…the goddess of humans who rides a red tiger. Miyolangsangma is very pretty. Her skin is orange and on her head is a wreath of bright flowers. She wears multi-coloured silk garments. She holds a bowl of food in her left hand and a mongoose that spits out jewels in her right. She exudes an air of stern benevolence, as if requiring that her beauty and generosity be reciprocated with respect and offerings.”

According to the text ‘Deities of Tibetan Buddhism’, Miyolangsangma is:

“…yellow, her left hand holding a bowl full of the finest food and her right in the act of giving it to others with the thumb and ring finger. She has a gold topknot and is riding a tigress in milk.”

In the 8th century, the Five Long-life Sisters were subjugated by Guru Rinpoche and became avowed protectors of Buddhism. They traveled to India and received further Buddhist instructions in the ‘Dark Noisy’ charnel ground from the teacher Lobpon Chogyi Gocha and the Mahasiddha Kanha.

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A thangka of Milarepa, Marpa and Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge or click here for more high-resolution Buddha images.

In the 11th century, wishing to test the resolve of the great yogi Milarepa, the Five Long-life Sisters created apparitions in an attempt to distract him from his meditations. Unable to cause any real harm due to the vows they had made to Guru Rinpoche, they failed. Three days later, they returned and humbled themselves before Milarepa. Once again, they vowed to protect the Buddhadharma and offered up their life-essence in the form of mantras.

When they requested teachings, Milarepa bestowed upon them the ‘Enlightenment Thought’ and various Vajrayana practices along with Candali and Mudra Yoga, the two special practices of the Hevajra Tantra. Some months later, at the same location, the Tseringma sisters returned and requested detailed instructions on the practice of Karma Mudra which Milarepa consented to give. These are the three encounters between Milarepa and Tseringma.

 

The Sherpas and Miyolangsangma

The Sherpas believe that Miyolangsangma distributes wealth and good fortune – for certain, expeditions and treks to Mount Everest have brought affluence to many Sherpas in modern times.

Making Offerings at a Lhap-so at the Base Camp of Everest.

Making offerings at a lhap-so at the Base Camp of Everest.

According to Buddhist Sherpa monks, Everest and its valleys are the “palace and playground” of Miyolangsangma. The Sherpas view climbers and themselves as only partially welcome guests since all of them arrive without invitation. As Everest and its flanks are imbued with Miyolangsangma’s spiritual energy, Sherpas say that one should behave with reverence when passing through this sacred landscape. Here, the karmic effects of one’s actions are magnified and even impure thoughts should be avoided to prevent climbing mishaps and accidents.

The Goddess Miyolangsangma (left) is one of the five sisters of long life. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

The Goddess Miyolangsangma (left) is one of the five sisters of long life. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

A well-known legend associated with Miyolangsangma’s benevolence has its origins in the conquest of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953. In his account of the expedition, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay credited the goddess with granting him safe passage on the slopes of Mount Everest and guiding him and Edmund Hillary to the summit.

The Sherpas still believe that climbers seeking to ascend Mount Everest must appease the goddess first, if they want to reach the summit safely. These days, Sherpa Buddhist monks are requested to give blessings to both climbers and Sherpas alike before they attempt to climb Mount Everest. At the start of each expedition, the Sherpas perform rituals and make offerings at a lhap-so (a makeshift shrine built on arrival at Everest Base Camp) to appease the goddess before entering her abode. It is only after having performed the rituals that the Sherpas feel comfortable entering the dangerous Khumbu Icefall.

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Lama Geshe blessing Sherpas. Image credit: alanarnette.com.

Lama Geshe blessing Sherpas. Image credit: alanarnette.com.

Lama Geshe Odiyaana Vajra Rinpoche, a Buddhist monk, was perhaps best known for blessing climbers seeking to scale the treacherous heights of Mount Everest. During the climbing season, Lama Geshe used to bless hundreds of mountaineers by reciting a mantra to Miyolangsangma. Lama Geshe would also give climbers a talisman containing Miyolangsangma’s mantra, to be worn around the neck during the ascent, for their protection.

There is a story of a blogger named Alan Arnette who sought Lama Geshe’s blessing before making the climb. This is his tribute to Lama Geshe after the latter passed away in February 2018:

“I will deeply miss this man whom I’ve known since 1996. Visiting his home and family has always been a highlight of the ascent. After my 2011 Everest summit, along with teammate Mirjam Riser, we visited Lama Geshe again. He was thrilled to see us because, as he told us through an interpreter, everyone sees him going in and no one stops to let him know what happened on the way out! He was thrilled we had reached the summit and were safe. I left his home that day full of energy and happiness.”

A wall mural of Goddess Miyolangsangma. Click to enlarge.

A wall mural of Goddess Miyolangsangma. Click to enlarge.

Likewise, when the south side of Everest, believed to be a beyul, was opened for climbing, most expeditions sought out the blessings of the Abbot of Tengboche Monastery, Incarnate Lama Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche. Tenzin Rinpoche has in the past given out cards depicting the Goddess Miyolangsangma.

Miyolangsangma is also depicted on murals inside the Rongbuk and Tengboche Monasteries. During the Mani Rimdu Festival, which takes place in November at Tengboche, the monks offer prayers and dedicate a yak to her, which is released into the hillside to wander in protected freedom. All this is to bring blessings and prosperity to the people in the area, especially those who venerate her.

Prayers to Miyolangsangma

If you are planning a trekking trip to the Himalayas, you too can recite prayers and mantras to Miyolangsangma for safety and blessings. It is an easy and powerful way to create a connection to the ancient goddess of Mount Everest.

Mantra
OM VAJRA-YATRA SIN-SIN HUM JYOH JA (Recite 108x or more)

Name Mantra
OM AH ACALA-HASA AJI-DHARA SOHA (Recite 108x or more)

 

Short Torma Offering

Herein lies the request for the desired aims for the torma offering to Tseringma according to the New Treasures.

HRIH!
From luminous basic space, the radiance of great bliss wakefulness,
the lokapalas and retinue, the queen and five sisters,
And your retinues of hundreds of thousands of gatherings of the families —
joyfully accept this offering of torma and serkyem.

And protect the victors’ teaching, prolong the gurus’ lifespans.
Make the sangha increase and become rich with the wealth of noble qualities.
Help the practitioners’ lifespan, mastery, prosperity, and renown increase.
Help us give birth to the wakefulness of bliss-emptiness.

Throughout night and day, wherever we may be, nurture us —
my circle, the patrons, and I — with your love.
Protect us from all fears, obstacles, and harm.
Make auspiciousness, virtue, and excellence flourish like a summer lake.

Pacify disease, famine, and conflict in all countries.
Make harvests and livestock flourish and virtuous conduct spread.
Turn all beings’ interest to the dharma
and lead us to the pure celestial realms.

Don’t forget your promise!
With great love and affection enact the activities to
Swiftly and unimpededly accomplish all our aims —
in short, accomplish all activities and siddhis, both mundane and transcendental!

In accord with the omniscient guru Jamyang’s command, Pema Gargyi Wangchuk Tsal (Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé) wrote this down. May virtue and excellence increase!

 

Concise Torma Offering

The short and concise torma dedication for the protector of the Tukdrub Barche Künsel teaching of the Chokling Tersar, the five Tseringma sisters, and the treasure protectors, Khyungtsünma.

OM SVASTI!

Cleanse the torma with RAM YAM KHAM.
Consecrate it with OM AH HUM HO.

Light-rays radiating from the seed syllable in my heart center invite the protectors of the teachings, the five Tseringma sisters, and the treasure protector, Dorje Khyungtsünma, together with their retinues, secondary retinues, emanations, and re-emanations. BENZA SAMA DZA!

(Saying that, make the invitation.)
OM BENZA DAKINI AYUKEY SHORI HRIH MAM LAM AM TAM CITTA HRING HRING DZA DZA

(With that invoke their heart samaya.)
OM BENZA ARGHAM PADYAM PUPE DHUPE ALOKE GYENDE NEWIDE SHAPTA PRATITSA SOHA MAHA PENTSA AMRITA RAKTA MAHA SUKA BALINGTA PUDZA HOH

(With that make offerings.)
The five Mentsün sisters and retinue partake of the torma, consuming its essence with the light of the hollow vajra tubes of their tongues.

OM BENZA DAKINI AYUKEY SHORI SAMAYA DZA AYU PUNYE PUKTIM KURU SOHA

OM GYANA DAKINI MAM LAM AM TAM SARWA SIDDHI HUNG HUNG

OM BENZA MATI HUNG SAPARIWARA IDAM BALINGTA KHA KHA KHAHI KHAHI

(Saying that three times offer the torma.)
Glorious queens of dakinis, born from the pure lands, while not wavering from the basic space of dharmakaya, the state void of constructs, you manifest as the self-appearance of awareness in the form of the five sambhogakaya wisdom dakinis, and in the nirmanakaya form of menmos you protect Buddha’s doctrine. Jomo Tashi Tseyi Wangchukma, Tinggi Shyal Zangma, Miyo Lang Zangma, Chöpen Drizangma, Talkar Drozangma, Kharak Khyungtsünma together with your retinue, the vast gathering of the hundreds of thousands of menmos of the three planes — I supplicate you, offer to you, proffer you these, the most delightful of things, the most pleasing, sublime offerings.

For us practitioners — gurus, disciples, patrons, and circle — reveal your delightful faces! Radiantly smile upon us. Like a shadow never parting from the body, accompany us and bestow vast enjoyments in accord with the Dharma, pacify all temporary negative conditions — fear of punishment by kings and the like — and fulfill all our aims in accord with the Dharma exactly as we wish.

KYE!
Great Dharmakaya mother who gives birth to wisdom,
vajra queen of all victors, yogini,
Supreme consorts of the five sambhogakaya families, the five dhatvisvari,
you appear as the krodhisvari who delight the Herukas.

Performing the nirmanakaya dances of the sugata,
vajra, ratna, padma, and karma dakinis,
You appear in myriad forms in all the places, valleys, and charnel grounds,
queen of the mandala of Dharma Protectors in the Land of Snow

From the coemergent lady’s wisdom display,
bestowers of the supreme siddhi, five Mentsün sisters,
From the coemergent lady’s wisdom display,
bestowers of the supreme siddhi, five Mentsün sisters,
Your emanations and re-emanations surpass thought.
Universal rulers of all dakinis of appearance and existence,
The inconceivable gathering of the magical net —
I devotedly praise you, bestow all desired siddhis!

(With that praise and request the activities.)

This was condensed from the root treasure text and arranged by Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo. May it bring about virtue and excellence.

Tengboche Gompa With Kongde And Khumbila In 2000

Tengboche Monastery in 2000

 

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Sources / References:

  • The Mammoth Book of Everest: From the First Attempts to Today, 40 First-hand Accounts
  • The Call of Everest
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20171201044011/https://www.colorado.edu/APS/landscapes/tibet/everest.htm
  • www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/history/rongbukmon.html
  • www.alpineascents.com

 

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  1. cc on Oct 13, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    It is interesting to know Miyolangsangma who has been subjugated by Guru Rinpoche and became avowed protectors of Buddhism.🙏🙏🙏

  2. Bradley Kassian on Sep 1, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    May Goddess Jomo Miyolangsangma watch over all those people and protect them on treks through the Himalayas.

  3. Jacinta on Aug 20, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I pray that those who are about to climb Mount Himalaya, may they come across this article. It’s important to respect mother nature and it’s equally important to respect the culture there too.

    May Goddess Jomo Miyolangsangma fulfills her promise and protect those who are in her abode.

  4. Pastor Albert on Jul 29, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Mani Rimdu Festival is celebrated at Tengboche, Thame and Chiwong Monasteries of Solukhumbu Nepal. This is a sacred ceremonies and series of events of empowerment. It is a sequence of nineteen days celebration, which concludes with three days public festival. Sherpa get time to gather and celebrate this festival with monastic community. Lamas and Sherpa gather at the monastery for five days for the welfare of the world. Demons are quelled and the virtuous are rewarded. The monks wear elaborate mask, costumes’ and through a series ritualistic Lama dances, dramatize the triumph of Buddhism over Bon, The main first days of festival involves prayers, second day for colorful lama dancing, they wear brocade gown and wonderfully painted papier-mâché masks. Last day is for some humorous dances and chanting prayers. Hundred of local people and foreign tourist attend the performance. This trek rewards you to see the real and ideal culture of Sherpa people and great Himalayan picturesque views (Source from :https://bit.ly/2YsBoWP)

    Guru Rinpoche is well known in subduing the local spirits or local deities and turn them to be the Dharma Protector, so Miyolangsangma is one of them who has been subjugated by Guru Rinpoche.

    I like how the rituals was done for Miyolangsangma when they offered up a Yak to her and then release it at the hillside, this is far more meritorious and beneficial act of offering, for many of the religion that I know and heard of, many of the prayers are offering up the animals and then kill them which I find it very cruel as what benefit do we get by killing other’s life as an offering?

  5. Stella Cheang on Jul 13, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Tibetan Buddhism is a tapestry of pure Buddhism interwoven with local deities who were subjugated by learned masters as well as legends from the Himalayan. Miyolangsangma, the Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving from the 8th Century, is one of the sman class of worldly deities subjugated by Guru Rinpoche and became avowed protectors of Buddhism. Miyolangsangma is the resident goddess of Mount Everest as her abode is aid to be the summit of Mount Everest. She is one of the Five Long-life Sisters. It is the belief of the locals that climbers seeking to ascend Mount Everest must appease the Miyolangsangma first to be granted with the blessing to reach the summit safely. The late Lama Geshe Odiyaana Vajra Rinpoche, a Buddhist monk, was known for blessing climbers of Mount Everest during the climbing season by reciting mantra to Miyolangsangma. He would also give climbers a talisman containing Miyolangsangma’s mantra to be worn around the neck during the ascent. Therefore, climbers of Mount Everest, it is best to seek the blessing through Prayers to Miyolangsangma before ascending. Thank you for this sharing.

  6. Ummamageswari on Jun 27, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you so much for this article. By reading this article, i get to know that the initial Tibetan migration to the Himalayan region was due to a search for a beyul or a supreme hidden valley. At the same time, Sherpas and Tibetans also believe that Mount Everest is the abode of the goddess Jomo Miyolangsangma.

    Miyolangsangma, the Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving, is one of the Five Long-life Sisters. It is a belief that Miyolangsangma distributes wealth and good fortune for certain, expeditions and treks to Mount Everest have brought affluence to many Sherpas in modern times. Thank you.

  7. Tsa Tsa Ong on Jun 18, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Interesting write up about Miyolangsangma, the Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving. is one of the Five Long-life Sisters. Her abode is said to be at the summit of Mount Everest, known in Tibetan as Jomolungma (Goddess Mother of Mountains), and she is the resident goddess of Mount Everest and the Khumbu area in general.The Goddess Miyolangsangma is described by the Abbot and reincarnate lama of Tengboche Monastery as;the goddess of humans who rides a red tiger. Miyolangsangma is very pretty. Her skin is orange and on her head is a wreath of bright flowers. She wears multi-coloured silk garments. She holds a bowl of food in her left hand and a mongoose that spits out jewels in her right. She exudes an air of stern benevolence, as if requiring that her beauty and generosity be reciprocated with respect and offerings.”. Thank you very much Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this interesting background Miyolangsangma, the Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving 🙏👏🌻👍😍

  8. Samfoonheei on Jun 18, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Miyolangsangma is the Tibetan Buddhist goddess who lives at the top of Chomolungma . Many climbers of Chomolungma beseech her favour at the traditional stupa in which a Buddhist monk prays for them and they go through certain ceremonies. Sherpas share a rather straightforward motivation: Mountaineering is their livelihood, and they do it to support their families. Miyolangsangma, also known as the “Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving.” The mountain is seem to be her palace and playground, and Sherpas view climbers and themselves as only partially welcome guests, all of them having arrived without invitation. It is this goddess’s power, one Sherpa Buddhist monk said, that has willingness delivered to the Sherpas for their effort guiding expeditions and foreign travellers, to climb to the peak of the world highest mountain.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai for this wonderful article of the Tibetan Buddhist goddess which I first time coming across.

  9. yin ping on Jun 18, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Great Indian Pandit, Padmasambhava is renowned for his ability to subdue demonic forces and subjugate deities to protect Buddhism. Miyolangsangma is one of the deities who vowed to Padmasambhava to protect Buddhism. She bestows protections to mountain climbers and grants prosperity to the people residing that area. Due to Padmasambhava true compassion, many unwholesome activities were transformed into Dharma deeds, redirecting them to the journey towards spiritual awakening.

  10. Choong on Jun 14, 2019 at 2:16 am

    In Bhutan, Miyolangsangma resides in Tengchen Gonpa to the South.

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    Now in the European Union (EU), all cosmetic products that are tested on animals are banned! It hasn’t taken full effect, but it has been implemented. The previous ban that was implemented in 2009 to stop animal testing, was also re-enforced so that no animals are allowed to be used even if it is to test on complex health effects such as cancer.

    I am very glad to hear this news… every year, millions of animals die and suffer for being used to test cosmetic products. It is terrible that for beauty, we support products that are tested on animals. There are newer technology that can test these cosmetics without the need of animals. The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) did a great job in pressuring the whole European Union to ban animal testing for cosmetics even at the risk of jeopardizing the cosmetic industry.

    I hope that the ban on animal testing will be fully implemented to all countries and for the ban to not only cover cosmetics, but for many other products such as in the medical field.

    Countries which are part of the EU are:

    Austria
    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Ireland
    Italy
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    Netherlands
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    United Kingdom

    Congratulations to the EU for setting a good example to the world.

    http://bit.ly/2lWM5PY
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Oct 22. 2019 02:00 PM
    Freedom and Jeff Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer. She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn’t open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 places. She’s my baby.

    When Freedom came in she could not stand and both wings were broken. She was emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vet’s office. From then on, I was always around her. We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lay in. I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes. We also had to tube feed her for weeks.

    This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn’t stand. It got to the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn’t stand in a week. You know you don’t want to cross that line between torture and rehab, and it looked like death was winning. She was going to be put down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon. I didn’t want to go to the center that Thursday, because I couldn’t bear the thought of her being euthanized; but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear. I went immediately back to her cage; and there she was, standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live. I was just about in tears by then. That was a very good day.

    Read more about how freedom help Jeff and people that is sick at http://bit.ly/2konlj5
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 22. 2019 01:52 PM
    Wonderful Thailand

    We should go on pilgrimage to places where holy beings are known to reside or where great practitioners have engaged in profound practices. These places are vortexes of energy – an area where concentrated energy naturally converges on the planet’s surface.

    Read of the places to visit in Thailand: http://bit.ly/WonderfulThailand
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 22. 2019 01:44 PM
    Wonderful Thailand

    We should go on pilgrimage to places where holy beings are known to reside or where great practitioners have engaged in profound practices. These places are vortexes of energy – an area where concentrated energy naturally converges on the planet’s surface.

    Find out what are the places to visit in Thailand: http://bit.ly/WonderfulThailand
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Oct 22. 2019 01:27 PM
    Say NO to Elephant-RIDING, say NO to using elephants for human entertainment in Circuises or Tourisms . . .

    Elephants that ”work” in Thailand and other tourist destinations have to go through a ritual called phajaan, or “crush”. It begins with the baby elephants (usually three to four years old) being taken from their mothers and placed in a small, wooden pen. To get them securely in the pen, these babies are beaten with bamboo, sticks with nails attached to the tip and bull hooks. Once in place, the crush lasts for roughly a week. During this time, they are beaten, bludgeoned, have hooks attached to their sensitive ears, and are deprived of food and water as well as sleep, all in the name of breaking ties with their mothers and becoming domesticated. While in the crush, through the infliction of pain, they learn how to accept riders, do circus tricks and paint. This is designed to break the animal’s spirit which it certainly achieves, often taking its sanity too.

    Used for centuries to domesticate wild elephants, this torture training method is still accepted as the only viable training method for elephant handlers and is used in almost every elephant attraction in Thailand.And, once they have their souls stomped out, they are simply vessels entertaining people. They are chained. They don’t eat enough.

    Like humans, elephants have the capability to form relationships and have emotions. But, not the elephants working for the tourists.

    People who visit Thailand — and other countries with elephant tourism — don’t realize the damage they cause these elephants when they support trekking camps, go to circuses or buy the paintings done by these creatures. Without knowing, they send a clear message to the elephant tourism industry that shows they support the torture these animals go through early in their life, as well as the horrific conditions they live in as cogs in the tourism wheel. Please never support this horrible practice, never ride an elephant. (Andres Grijalva)

    http://bit.ly/2koZNdX
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Oct 22. 2019 01:24 PM
    A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.



    This is her story of giving gratitude.

    A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her… a very dangerous proposition.

    One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.

    They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.

    When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.

    The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

    May you be so fortunate …

    To be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.

    And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.

    SHARE to let everyone know about this story at http://bit.ly/32yOfG1

  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Oct 22. 2019 09:35 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this documentary of the oracle. I know of people taking trance of local deities or gods in Taoist tradition but I didn’t know Tibetan Buddhism has specially trained people taking trance of Buddhas.

    Since we cannot see or communicate with Buddhas directly, oracle becomes the best medium to connect us with Buddhas. The advice given by oracle who is taking trance of an enlightened being is definitely for our benefit as this is the motivation of a Buddha.

    We are lucky to have Rinpoche who introduced to us the Dorje Shugden oracle. We can go to Kechara Forest Retreat to pay homage to Dorje Shugden oracle statue if we don’t have the merits to have an audience with the oracle in person.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/fantastic-oracle-film.html
  • nicholas
    Monday, Oct 21. 2019 10:41 PM
    After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from:It’s added to the chicken feed on purpose!

    Even worse, the FDA says its own research shows that the arsenic added to the chicken feed ends up in the chicken meat where it is consumed by humans. So for the last sixty years, American consumers who eat conventional chicken have been swallowing arsenic, a known cancer-causing chemical. (http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/burlington_county_times_news/fda-some-chicken-may-have-small-amount-of-arsenic/article_0ecc5758-91f7-11e0-a572-001a4bcf6878.html)

    Until this new study, both the poultry industry and the FDA denied that arsenic fed to chickens ended up in their meat. The fairy-tale excuse story we’ve all been fed for sixty years is that “the arsenic is excreted in the chicken feces.” There’s no scientific basis for making such a claim… it’s just what the poultry industry wanted everybody to believe.

    But now the evidence is so undeniable that the manufacturer of the chicken feed product known as Roxarsone has decided to pull the product off the shelves (http://www.grist.org/food-safety/2011-06-08-fda-admits-supermarket-chickens-test-positive-for-arsenic). And what’s the name of this manufacturer that has been putting arsenic in the chicken feed for all these years? Pfizer, of course — the very same company that makes vaccines containing chemical adjuvants that are injected into children.

    Read more on how FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic at http://bit.ly/2P5xSwA
  • nicholas
    Monday, Oct 21. 2019 10:36 PM
    Animals in the wild have to continually contend with the expansion of human civilization. Certain wild animals have learned to coexist and even thrive in urban settings, pigeons and raccoons being obvious examples.

    Well, subway goers in Moscow are becoming familiar with stray dogs. These dogs have become accustomed to using the subway system as a means to travel across Moscow, even managing to catch a nap along the way. The dogs hop on in the morning and travel to the city center where they spend the day begging for scraps. At the end of the day they get back on the subway and travel to the suburbs where they sleep in relative safety.

    The dogs have become experts at judging the length of time they need to stay on the train, and seem to work together to ensure that they exit the subway at the right stop.

    Scientists believe this phenomenon began after the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, and Russia’s new capitalists moved industrial complexes from the city center to the suburbs.

    Dr Andrei Poiarkov, of the Moscow Ecology and Evolution Institute, said: “These complexes were used by homeless dogs as shelters, so the dogs had to move together with their houses. Because the best scavenging for food is in the city center, the dogs had to learn how to travel on the subway – to get to the center in the morning, then back home in the evening, just like people.”

    http://bit.ly/2W0oJa0

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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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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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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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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    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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    6 months ago
    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
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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.
    7 months ago
    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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    7 months ago
    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.
  • Beautiful
    7 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    7 months ago
    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
    7 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
    8 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    9 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    10 months ago
    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
    10 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    10 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    10 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    10 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    10 months ago
    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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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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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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    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    2 yearss ago
    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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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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