The Sacred Vajrayogini of Ratsag Monastery

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The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery in Tolung, Tibet. Click on image to enlarge.

(by Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai)

 

The Founding of Ratsag Monastery

According to an inscription, Ra Bende Yonten Gyalpo founded Ratsag Monastery in the Yab Valley of Tolung, near Lhasa in the early half of the 11th century. It was built through the generous patronage of the noble Sego family. However, Go Lotsawa and various other Tibetan historians attribute the founding of this monastery to Nanam Dorje Wangchug, a student of the illustrious Lume Tshultrim Sherab (10th Century CE), an important figure associated with the revival of the Vinaya that occurred during this period.

Furthermore, oral accounts from Tibetan pilgrimage guides attribute the founding of the monastery to Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa (1016-1128 CE). Ra Lotsawa is most well known for introducing the Vajrabhairava-Yamantaka Tantras to Tibet and he is included in the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden. Oral accounts state that Ratsag Monastery was among the 108 monasteries that Ra Lotsawa purportedly built in order to purify the heavy negative karma of engaging in wrathful activities such as the ritual slaying of a number of important figures, some of whom were Bodhisattvas.

Ra Lotsawa, the great translator and master of magic who brought the Yamantaka Tantras to Tibet and disseminated this set of practices to great effect. He is usually depicted with a fierce, wrathful demeanour. Here, he is clothed in Shanak (black hat) garb, which is worn when special rituals are carried out to obliterate obstacles especially using wrathful means. Click on image to enlarge.

It is said that Ra Lotsawa had no choice but to perform wrathful Yamantaka rituals in order to protect this set of Tantras from the strong opposition of competing lamas. In this manner, he revealed the superiority of Yamantaka’s Tantra. It is believed that the strong and often violent opposition from other high lamas was, in reality, a divine play with the aim of removing the obstacles of doubt in ordinary practitioners and establishing the Yamantaka practice as an authentic Tantric lineage.

When Ra Lotsawa taught the Yamantaka series of tantra to people of his time, the famous and established leading lamas of the time, especially leading teachers from Sakya and Nyingma schools of Buddhism, heavily rejected this practice. They discouraged others from attending the initiations and teachings of Yamanataka by Ra Lotsawa. Khon Shakya Lodro, a member of the Khon family and a famous lama was vehemently against Ra Lotsawa and Yamantaka. These famous and powerful established teachers especially Khon Shakya Lodro and Nyingma lama Langlab Jangchub Dorje claimed among many reasons that Yamantaka had no authentic lineage stemming from India or an Indian teacher, therefore it was a false practice, and that Ra Lotsawa practised black magic, that Yamantaka was a demonic practice leading Tibetans to the hells, that Ra Lotsawa was a false teacher leading many astray with this Yamantaka deity.

They claimed that there was no such yidam (meditational deity) with a buffalo’s head and those were non-Buddhist teachings that would lead people to negative states of rebirth. They even teased Ra Lotsawa, asking him if Yamantaka resembles other buffaloes bathing in the muddy waters as buffaloes do, and wiggling its rear end. Being an extremely famous Sakya teacher, Khon Shakya Lodro was very wealthy and established, had great impact on other teachers and spiritual aspirants, and he was very damaging to Ra Lotsawa’s reputation.

Nevertheless, Ra Lotsawa never conceded and persistently proved Yamantaka’s tantra is Buddhist, powerful, worthwhile, authentic and had the generation and completion stages of advanced tantra practices to bring people to the pinnacle of liberation. The famous Sakya teacher Khon Shakya Lodro even challenged Ra Lotsawa to a magic contest to see whose tantric path was superior. It was said Khon Shakya Lodro lost, thus establishing the superiority of the Yamantaka lineage. Ra Lotsawa never backed down from the heavy criticisms leveled at him from famous teachers. In the end Ra Lotsawa proved Yamantaka’s authenticity and that Yamantaka is the very emanation of Manjushri. As the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding where over time when people investigated, studied and practised Yamantaka’s tantra, they can see the powerful results.

Today, Yamantaka’s practice is widespread and without doubt of its authenticity and power. It is one of the main practices of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism recommended by Lord Tsongkapa himself, and it is also practised in Sakya and Kagyu schools. This is very reminiscent of what is happening to the Dorje Shugden practice today, and as time passes many people can see that He is no other than Manjushri and the practice confers great benefits.

Ratsag is a contraction of Ra Lotsawa’s clan name and the Tibetan expression tsagsutsu, which means “success.” This indicates that Ratsag Monastery was the last of the set of 108 monasteries that Ra Lotsawa pledged to build. His connection to Ra Bende Yonten Gyalpo of the inscription, aside from sharing the same family name, remains unknown. Nevertheless, the occupants of the monastery and the local people all continue to regard Ratsag Monastery as being founded by Ra Lotsawa.

Ratsag Monastery was converted to the Gelug tradition during the 15th Century, and remains within the Gelugpa lineage till today. In the 17th century, Ratsag was placed under the administration of Kyormolung Monastery’s Punkhang College. In 1694, according to monastic records, the monastery had a community of 30 resident monks. Unfortunately, very little was written about the history of the monastery or its sacred objects during the 18th and 19th centuries. During the early half of the 20th Century, the population of the monastery ranged between 40 to 80 monks. During this period, Ratsag was associated with the Gomang College of Drepung Monastery and followed the Gyutö Tantric tradition.

 

The Personal Vajrayogini Statue of Mahasiddha Naropa

There are many statues within the main prayer hall of the monastery, the largest being the Maitreya statue which is placed alongside a statue of Lama Tsongkhapa. However, the statue of Maitreya is a replica of the original one.

The prayer hall itself is three storeys high, with four large pillars and walls covered with frescos. On the first floor is the Kachö Lhakhang or Kechari chapel. This chapel formerly housed the famous Vajrayogini statue that once belonged to the Mahasiddha Naropa, along with the sacred footprint of the deity. This statue was the main object of refuge at the monastery. Unfortunately, the original statue was smuggled out of the monastery during the Cultural Revolution and was never seen again. Since then, a smaller replica has been made to replace the original one.

It is said that the personal Vajra Yogini statue of Naropa was brought to Ratsag Monastery by a Tibetan boy from India under the instruction of some dakinis. The original Vajra Yogini statue is said to have been saved by the H.H. the 10th Panchen Lama during the Cultural Revolution. This current one enshrined in the monastery is a replica of Naropa's personal Vajra Yogini statue. Click on image to enlarge.

It is said that the personal Vajrayogini statue of Mahasiddha Naropa was brought from India to Ratsag Monastery by a Tibetan boy under the instructions of the dakinis. The original Vajrayogini statue is believed to have been saved by H.H. the 10th Panchen Lama during the Cultural Revolution. The current statue enshrined in the monastery is a replica of Naropa’s personal Vajrayogini statue. Click on image to enlarge.

According to Tibetan accounts, the original Vajrayogini statue was the main meditational object of refuge (in Tibetan, Thugdam Gyi Ten or “commitment support”) of the Indian Mahasiddha Naropa (1016-1100 CE). The earliest textual reference to this statue dates from the 14th Century. It was made from metal alloy and stood about one and a half feet high. The statue is widely regarded as sacred because it has the power to “liberate through seeing” or Thongdrol in Tibetan. Liberate through seeing means that the statue of Vajra Yogini is so powerful, it can change the course of the person’s results who is praying to it. Change the course of results for a better outcome.

The text The History of the Statue of Venerable Naro Khechari of Ratsag states that the statue was renowned for its potent power to safeguard crops from icy hail and frost, and also to bring timely rains during the summer months. This made it a popular object of worship for the many farmers and villagers seeking her divine intervention.

It is said that this is a footprint of Vajra Yogini. Click on image to enlarge.

It is believed that this is a footprint of Vajrayogini. Out of veneration, the locals have offered gold onto it. Click on image to enlarge.

 

The History of the Sacred Vajrayogini Statue

The complete history of this Vajrayogini statue, including its role as Naropa’s personal object of veneration and how it was brought to Yab and later to Tibet is told in a historical account entitled The History of the Statue of Venerable Naro Kechari of Ratsag.

It was Ladakh Tagtsang Tulku who compiled this history, and the text was completed with the sponsorship of the Yuthogpa family, who were the traditional owners of the monastic buildings. The famous sacred Vajrayogini statue is also mentioned in several biographies, autobiographies and histories written by a number of authors, such as the history of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition compiled by Taranatha (1575-1634), who noted that it was Naropa’s personal devotional object.

According to the text, the statue is said to have self-arisen during Buddha Shakyamuni’s lifetime. From the precious jewels of gods, men and nagas, the divine craftsman Visvakarma made two famous Buddha statues: the Jowo Rinpoche of the Jokhang Temple and the Jowo Mikyo Dorje of the Ramoche Temple. From the remaining jewels, Vajrayogini self-manifested in the posture of a divine dancer. In her left hand, she holds a skullcup of blood at the level of her heart and with her right hand, she brandishes a kartrika (curved knife).

Another Vajra Yogini statue in Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

Another Vajrayogini statue in Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The gods rejoiced and anointed the statue with divine nectar to the sound of bells and damarus played by dakas and dakinis. The Buddhas rejoiced, the Bodhisattvas recited auspicious verses and the earth shook. Rainbows appeared amidst many auspicious omens. The divine statue also became an object of veneration and offering for the nagas.

Later, the dakinis offered the statue to the Mahasiddha Naropa and it became his principal object of worship. After Naropa ascended to Kechara Paradise, the statue in sorrow moved her limbs into the pose that is now associated with the vision and lineage of Naropa known as Naro Kachö or Naro Khechari. This form of Vajrayogini assumes the lunging stance to the left known as the alidhasana (left leg bent and right leg straight). Her right hand holds the kartrika and her left hand holds a skullcup of blood.

Later, the statue found its way to Tibet with the help of a young nomad boy from Kham by the name of Gyaltsen Zang. Three dakinis manifested from the Mountain of Yab, which is believed to be the mandala of Cakrasamvara. They searched the regions and districts of To Ngari and U-Tsang in Tibet for a suitable person to travel to India in order to look for the statue. They found Gyaltsen Zang to be karmically suitable and they requested him to accomplish this task. However, he was only 10 years old at the time and his parents objected strongly to this proposal.

When he turned 15, he requested again for permission to go to India. This time, his parents did not object to the plan. Despite their concerns about the dangers of travelling to India, they gave him a dre of gold dust and with that, he made his way to Lhasa where he prostrated and made offerings to the two Jowo statues. Then, he went to India in search of the Vajrayogini statue.

Another beautiful statue of Vajra Yogini enshrined in the monastery, this monastery houses 5 statues of Vajra Yogini. Click on image to enlarge.

Another beautiful statue of Vajrayogini enshrined in Ratsag Monastery. In total, the monastery houses five statues of Vajrayogini. Click on image to enlarge.

In India, the caretakers of the temple knew, by means of dreams, that someone was coming to take the sacred Vajrayogini statue to Tibet. The monks of the temple thought that such a sacred object should not be given away freely and they appointed some yogis to guard the waters near the temple. Others guarded the footpaths surrounding the temple while the remaining monks guarded the vicinity of the temple.

However, Vajrayogini manifested as three acharyas who came to the gate and asked for the statue. In return for the statue, they offered all of the gold dust. Before the monks could reject the offer, the acharyas grabbed the statue and ran off with it. The holy object was given to Gyeltsen Zang who brought it back to Tibet. Along the way, the statue told him the best routes to take according to geomantic descriptions of the path. It also described the location where it would benefit sentient beings the most. In fact, pilgrimage guides and locals alike can recall the descriptions given by the statue.

It is a place near Rasa Trulnang. This is the land of Yab, a very special holy place where the sky is in reality two intersecting Dharmodayas (cosmic womb) and the earth is an eight-petalled lotus. The four mountains that surround the location are considered auspicious according to their geomantic significance. The mountain in front is described as “a curtain of white silk” because it protects the monastery from direct view of anyone approaching from Tolung. The mountain behind is said to be ‘a pile of precious stones’ or rinchen pungpa. The mountains on the right side are believed to be self-arising representations of the Sanskrit consonants, while the mountain peaks on the left are representations of the Sanskrit vowels. From east to west, a stream whose water possesses the “eight qualities” (the eight fine properties of water in Tibet as described by Atisha) flows unobstructedly.

The mountain on which the monastery is built is sacred to Vajrayogini’s consort, Heruka. In the text, the mountain is called the “Palace of Sri Heruka Cakrasamvara” and the actual palace is said to be at the rocky peak that is usually white with ochre stripes and filled with prayer flags left by Tibetan pilgrims. Furthermore, His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche Thubten Lungtok Namgyal Trinley (1903-1983) was born in the area according to his official biography. This association with Sri Cakrasamvara is the reason why the area is known as Yab which means “father” in Tibetan. It is said that when Gyaltsen Zang arrived in the area, he was welcomed by divine beings. After the statue was enshrined, Gyeltsen Zang stayed behind to develop the site.

 

Famous Figures who Venerated this Statue of Vajrayogini

 

Lama Tsongkhapa

Lama Tsongkhapa.
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Lama Tsongkhapa was a great advocate of the Tantras, especially the Higher Tantras that have the potential to bring one towards Enlightenment in one lifetime. In fact, he wrote more about Tantra than about Sutra.

While he was alive, nobody knew that Lama Tsongkhapa practised Vajrayogini intensely and it was only after he had entered parinirvana that Vajrayogini texts and ritual items were discovered amongst his personal belongings. Only then was it known that Vajrayogini was his secret yidam or meditational deity. In the biography of Lama Tsongkhapa written by his close disciple, Khedrub Je, it is mentioned that Lama Tsongkhapa had visions of Vajrayogini.

It is stated in the same biography that Lama Tsongkhapa had advocated the yellow pandit’s hat for his followers as a result of a vision of Vajrayogini. She said that in the past, the red colour of subjugation was necessary for the pandit’s hat because the activity of subjugation was imperative for Buddhism to spread and to overcome the intense rivalry and competition from non-Buddhists. However, the Buddhadharma had since been successfully established in Tibet, therefore the yellow colour of increase should be used for the pandit’s hat to represent the activity of increase or the flourishing of the Dharma.

At one time, Lama Tsongkhapa travelled from Kyormolung to Gawadong. During the journey, he invited the sacred Vajrayogini statue that used to belong to the great Mahasiddha Naropa to Yabda Lhundrub Rabten, and offered her a crown and earrings, together with aspirational prayers.

 

His Holiness the Great Fifth Dalai Lama

Many high lamas have made offerings and prayers to the sacred Vajrayogini statue and one of the most famous to do so was the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso (1617-1682) who wrote in his autobiography that he had invited the statue and taken it to Drepung in a grand procession. However, the sacred statue soon demanded to be returned to Ratsag.

A statue of the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Click on image to enlarge.

During this “visit” to Drepung, the Fifth Dalai Lama made offerings to the statue, recited the profound yogas of the generation and completion stages of Vajrayogini’s Tantra and composed a prayer to Vajrayogini. This prayer, named The Chariot for Attaining Kechara is included in his sungbum or collected works.

After that, the sacred statue was brought to the Potala Palace for a week. While en route to the Potala, the statue was apparently defiled and a trusol or ablution ritual had to be performed to purify the defilement. In order to maintain the sanctity of the statue, its custodian then declared that the sacred Vajrayogini statue should not be invited or handled by those with broken samaya, or by butchers. It was also declared that there would be no further embellishments as it was already ornamented by the most sacred offerings from Lama Tsongkhapa and the Great Fifth Dalai Lama.

 

His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche

Ratsag Monastery uses the Vajrayogini ritual text composed by His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche (1878-1941). This famous lama is considered the most influential Gelug lineage holder of the Vajrayogini Tantra of this period. In fact, Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche had, at one time, visited Ratsag Monastery with an entourage of incarnate lamas to perform the self-initiation and Ganachakra (tsog) rituals before the sacred statue.

His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche (1878 – 1941). Click to enlarge.

On the whole, Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s Tantric teachings particularly focused on the Cakrasamvara Tantras along with Vajrayogini, whose practice is based on this Tantric system. Although Lama Tsongkhapa did not recommend Vajrayogini during his lifetime openly, her Tantra was practised and proliferated by Gelugpa lineage masters prior to Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche such as Tagphu Lozang Tenpai Gyaltsen (1714-1762), Tuken Lozang Chokyi Nyima (1737-1802) and Ngulchu Dharmabhadra (1772-1851). In fact, a number of large monasteries in Amdo became centres proliferating the Gelug Vajrayogini lineage during that period in Tibet. The Sakya and Kagyu schools of Buddhism for hundreds of years have relied on Vajrayogini as one of their main meditational practices. This profound tantric system have brought many to higher attainments and enlightenment.

Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s popularity grew exponentially throughout Central Tibet, especially in the wider Lhasa area, and eventually swept through Kham. Today, his lineage is the most widespread within the entire Gelugpa tradition. Thus, owing to his immense popularity, his ritual text on Vajrayogini is still widely used in most Vajrayogini-practising monasteries within the Lhasa region.

At Ratsag Monastery, Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s Vajrayogini ritual text, Festival of Great Bliss is still being performed. Unfortunately, the monastery has only ten resident monks and only one of them has the proper empowerments and training to perform the monastery’s rituals. Therefore, many of these rituals are performed by him alone.

 

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche

H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

In the autobiography of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (1901-1981), The Illusory Play, he wrote that he had visited Ratsag Monastery some time in 1943. While at the monastery, he recalled performing three days of self-initiation rituals, offerings and Ganacakra (tsog) before the famous statue of Vajrayogini.

He further wrote that, while the rituals were being performed, the statue “blazed with the splendorous light of blessings.” He also recorded that he made offerings to the resident monastic community and conferred the initiation into the sindhura mandala of Vajrayogini to a gathering of a hundred monks, nuns, and lay followers. During this period, he experienced a number of auspicious dreams.

 

Other Sacred Objects of Ratsag Monastery

 

Ra Lotsawa’s Vajrabhairava Statue

Ra Lotsawa’s personal sacred image of Yamantaka Vajrabhairava. This is said to be housed in Samye Monastery in Tibet.

According to the oral accounts of resident monks, Ra Lotsawa had engaged in a Vajrabhairava retreat on the very spot where the current Protector chapel of the monastery now stands. It is said that he was inspired to carve a statue of Ekavira (Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava) out of clumps of clay that were each consecrated with the recitation of 100,000 Yamaraja mantras, one of the four mantras of Vajrabhairava.

A statue of Vajrabhairava along with one of Kalarupa are currently enshrined in the monastery’s Protector chapel as the main objects of worship. Unfortunately, the original statue was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution that swept through China. Later, a replica was made and fragments of the original were inserted inside the new statue as a powerful blessing.

 

The Stupa of Karmic Illness

It is said that while Ra Lotsawa was in the Ratsag area, he had acquired hair from ten million dakinis through his occult powers and he interred these items inside a stupa. He performed this great deed in order to purify the heavy negative karma of sentient beings of the future. Hence, the stupa is known as the ‘Stupa of Karmic Illness’. Unfortunately, it was damaged during the Cultural Revolution.

The stupa has since been restored and repainted with whitewash. Its reputation of being able to heal life-threatening illnesses that cannot be healed with conventional medicine remains intact. Therefore, the stupa continues to receive a stream of pilgrims who come to perform circumambulations and prostrations.

 

Conclusion

Ratsag Monastery was badly damaged during the Cultural Revolution that swept through the land. Since then, the original stone pillar which was pulled down, has been reconstructed on the left-hand side of the main entrance. The local community also rebuilt the monastery beginning with its chapels and stupa in 1984. Unfortunately, both the Vajrayogini and Vajrabhairava statues are replicas but yet still very blessed for the supplicant. It is worth a visit.

However, the resident monks believe that the original Vajrayogini statue that was brought over from India has not been destroyed. They believe that the statue was saved by the Tenth Panchen Lama, Trinle Lhundrup Chokyi Gyaltsen (1938-1989) at the onset of the Cultural Revolution along with several other important sacred objects, such as the self-arising Guhyasamaja Manjuvajra statue of Reting. They are safe in Tashilunpo Monastery of the Panchen Lama. Nevertheless, the Vajrayogini statue of Ratsag still remains missing to this day and we can only hope that it will re-emerge once again in the future to bless and inspire her practitioners. This monastery has other sacred Vajrayogini statues that are potent with blessings as well as many other blessed objects. Pilgrims can still visit and be blessed. This should inspire us individually like Naropa and Ratsag Monastery to have a Vajrayogini statue in our homes. Consecrate it with mantras, offer precious items to her image and make offerings each day with great devotion. As we do this, our personal Vajrayogini statues will become blessed like Naropa’s. It is interesting and also powerful to know that the great Mahasiddha Naropa had a 18 inch statue of Vajrayogini and worshipped her closely to him. This was Naropa’s personal statue and shows you his great devotion to Vajrayogini and this powerful tantric system of meditation. May we all follow in the enlightenment of Naropa’s practice of Vajrayogini.

 

More Images of Ratsag Monastery

A road sign that leads visitors to Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

A road sign that leads visitors to Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

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The history of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The history of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

This is the altar in the monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

This is the altar in Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

Torma offerings in the gompa (prayer hall). Click on image to enlarge.

Torma offerings in the gompa (prayer hall). Click on image to enlarge.

Maitreya statue in the monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

Ratsag Monastery’s Maitreya statue. Click on image to enlarge.

A statue of Six-Armed Mahakala being enshrined in the monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

A statue of Six-Armed Mahakala enshrined in Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

This is a statue of Palden Lhamo that belongs to the monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

A statue of Palden Lhamo that belongs to the monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

The mural on the monastery's wall. Click on image to enlarge.

Murals on the monastery’s walls. Click on image to enlarge.

A beautiful Lama Tsongkhapa thangka in the monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

A beautiful Lama Tsongkhapa thangka in the monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

This is one of the five Vajra Yogini statues in the monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

This is one of the five Vajrayogini statues in Ratsag Monastery. Click on image to enlarge.

Another majestic Vajra Yogini statue. Click on image to enlarge.

Another majestic Vajrayogini statue. Click on image to enlarge.

Behind the Green Tara statue is a thangka of Vajra Yogini's mandala. Click on image to enlarge.

Behind the Green Tara statue is a thangka of Vajrayogini’s mandala. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Recommended Reading (Free Download)

Ratsag Monastery and its Vajrayogini Naro Khecari Statue. Click on image to download the PDF version.

Ratsag Monastery and its Vajrayogini Naro Khecari Statue (click to download PDF)

The Illusory Play by H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Click on image to download the PDF version.

The Illusory Play: The Autobiography of Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang (click to download PDF)

 

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  1. Pastor Niral Patel on Oct 28, 2018 at 12:49 am

    A sacred image of the rare form of Vajrayogini known as Ucheyma, the Buddha that shows us the path to eradicate the ego. For this and many other high-resolution images of the enlightened beings to download for free visit: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU

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  2. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 26, 2018 at 2:10 am

    Ucheyma (Severed Headed Vajrayogini) (Main figure)

    (Top to bottom): H.H. the 7th Panchen Lama, Ucheyma (Severed Headed Vajrayogini), Vajra Varnani (green assistant), Vajra Vairocani (yellow assistant), Dorje Shugden and Citipati.

    The central deity is known as Chinnamasta or Dorje Neljorma Ucheyma. Both Chinnamasta (Sanskrit) and Ucheyma (Tibetan) literally mean, ‘She Whose Head is Severed’. The meaning behind her form is to show practitioners that they need to completely remove the grasping and self-identification with the “I” or the ego. Generally, the identity of the self is strongly associated with our face more than any other part of our body. We usually recognise a person when we look at a person’s face. Hence, our self-identification or ego is strongly associated with our face. To show us that this self-identification needs to be overcome on the spiritual path to enlightenment, Vajrayogini uses her ritual chopper to decapitate herself. This is symbolic of her practice eradicating the ego.

    The Severed Headed Vajrayogini, as she is also known, removes all afflictive mental constructs by removing the root cause – the identification of the self, the ego. We are either attached to or averse to people and circumstances because we have an ego to please, gratify and protect. But in the grander scheme of things, this self-identification with the ‘I’ is illusory and does not really exist. Therefore, Vajrayogini reveals this ultimate truth through the dramatic decapitation of her head and at the same time is still able to live and function. She is able to live due to her direct perception of emptiness and egolessness.

    Contrary to what some people might think, the eradication of the self does not destroy individualism, our personality or make us into a mindless person. In fact, the eradication of the ego makes us become a vibrant and compassionate person, someone that has greater awareness of the suffering of others. In other words, we become much warmer, kinder, forgiving, tolerant, conscientious, generous, contemplative and we are become a joy to be with. The cutting of the ego or the ‘I’ brings us towards awakening our true self, the Buddha nature within.

    The Severed Headed Vajrayogini has two dakini attendants. From the trunk of her neck, there are three severed blood vessels spurting three jets of blood that flow into the mouths of her own decapitated head that she carries in her left hand and into the mouths of her two attendants. Tsem Rinpoche explained that the three jets of blood represent that her practice purifies the three psychic poisons of ignorance, hatred and desire. In turn, this leads to the attainment of the three bodies of a Buddha – the emanation body, the enjoyment body and the truth body. In other words, the severance of the ego via her tantric path leads to the purification of all delusions and ultimately, the attainment of Buddhahood itself.

    The 7th Panchen Lama, Palden Tenpai Nyima is featured floating above because of his compilation of sadhanas from the ancient Sadhanamala texts. This includes a particular sadhana or collection of prayers, visualisation and mantra focused on Ucheyma. Incidentally, Dorje Shugden in many of his previous lives was a lineage master of the Vajrayogini tantras as well. These previous lives include the likes of the Mahasiddha Naropa and Tsarchen Losel Gyatso. The Lord and Lady of the Charnel Ground, known as Citipati, are one of the main protectors of the Vajrayogini Tantra.

    Last of all, the ascetic meditator engaging in his devotional practices towards Ucheyma in the cemetery represents the ideal environment for tantric practice because such environments invoke deep renunciation towards worldly affairs and attachments. All Buddhist traditions advocate meditating on the bones of the deceased because it reminds us of our mortality and hence, we develop revulsion towards the transient nature of worldly or ordinary existence.

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  3. Joy on Oct 26, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Ucheyma (Severed Headed Vajrayogini) (Main figure)

    (Top to bottom): Maitri Kacho (Flying Vajrayogini), Maitri Kacho (One-Leg Up Vajrayogini), Naro Kacho, Sukhasiddhi, Ucheyma (Severed Headed Vajrayogini), Vajra Varnani (green assistant), Vajra Vairocani (yellow assistant), Citipati, Vajravarahi and Dorje Shugden.

    The central deity is known as Severed Headed Vajrayogini, Chinnamasta or Dorje Neljorma Ucheyma. Both Chinnamasta (Sanskrit) and Ucheyma (Tibetan) literally mean, ‘She Whose Head is Severed’. The meaning behind her form is to show practitioners that they need to completely remove the grasping and self-identification with the “I” or the ego. Generally, the identity of the self is strongly associated with our face more than any other part of our body. We usually recognise a person when we look at a person’s face. Hence, our self-identification or ego is strongly associated with our face. To show us that this self-identification needs to be overcome on the spiritual path to enlightenment, Vajrayogini uses her ritual chopper to decapitate herself. This is symbolic of her practice eradicating the ego.

    The Severed Headed Vajrayogini removes all afflictive mental constructs by removing the root cause – the identification of the self, the ego. We are either attached to or averse to people and circumstances because we have an ego to please, gratify and protect. But in the grander scheme of things, this self-identification with the ‘I’ is illusory and does not really exist. Therefore, Vajrayogini reveals this ultimate truth through the dramatic decapitation of her head and at the same time is still able to live and function. She is able to live due to her direct perception of emptiness and egolessness.

    Contrary to what some people might think, the eradication of the self does not destroy individualism, our personality or make us into a mindless person. In fact, the eradication of the ego makes us become a vibrant and compassionate person, someone that has greater awareness of the suffering of others. In other words, we become much warmer, kinder, forgiving, tolerant, conscientious, generous, contemplative and we are become a joy to be with. The cutting of the ego or the ‘I’ brings us towards awakening our true self, the Buddha nature within.

    The Severed Headed Vajrayogini has two dakini attendants. From the trunk of her neck, there are three severed blood vessels spurting three jets of blood that flow into the mouths of her own decapitated head that she carries in her left hand and into the mouths of her two attendants. Tsem Rinpoche explained that the three jets of blood represent that her practice purifies the three psychic poisons of ignorance, hatred and desire. In turn, this leads to the attainment of the three bodies of a Buddha – the emanation body, the enjoyment body and the truth body. In other words, the severance of the ego via her tantric path leads to the purification of all delusions and ultimately, the attainment of Buddhahood itself.

    Severed Headed Vajrayogini is surrounded by some of her other forms, including Naro Kacho, two forms of Maitri Kacho, Sukhasiddhi and Vajravarahi. These forms of Vajrayogini are more commonly practised compared to Severed Headed Vajrayogini and are prevalent in most Tibetan Buddhist lineages. Though they may look different, all forms are indivisible from her true nature and all her practices can lead practitioners to enlightenment. Naro Kacho arose from a vision beheld by the Mahasiddha Naropa, Maitri Kacho from a vision beheld by Maitripa, and Indra Kacho from a vision beheld by Indrabodhi. The Lord and Lady of the Charnel Ground, known as Citipati, are one of the main protectors of the Vajrayogini Tantra.

    Last of all, Dorje Shugden is a protector with special affinity with Vajrayogini practitioners because he arose from an incarnation lineage that includes Naropa and Tsarchen Losel Gyatso who practised and proliferated her Tantra.

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  4. Pastor Adeline on Oct 25, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Vajrayogini (Main figure)

    (Top to bottom): Naropa, Vajradharma, Hero Vajradharma, Naro Kacho, Maitri Kacho (Flying Vajrayogini), Dorje Shugden and Vajravarahi.

    Vajrayogini is a female tantric Buddha and she has many forms that are derived from various lineages. She mainly embodies the fully enlightened female (shakti) aspect of a Buddha. She belongs to the Mother Tantra classification, which refers to her practice concentrating on the wisdom aspect of the path to Buddhahood. She is also the principal dakini, the compassionate female guides and nurturers of tantric meditation who lead practitioners to enlightenment. In the thangka, the main figure in the middle is Naro Kechari as she arose from the pure vision of the Mahasiddha Naropa.

    In Anuttara (Highest) Yoga Tantra, principal dakinis normally appear in union with a male consort and this can be seen in the cases of deities such as Guhyasamaja, Hevajra, and Kalachakra. In the case of Vajrayogini, she is the principal female Buddha of the Chakrasamvara Tantra and therefore, she is normally in union with Heruka Chakrasamvara. Furthermore, Vajrayogini is also considered a Vajradakini, who are yidams or meditational deities in their own right. Their practices have evolved from the main practices of their consorts, simplifying the otherwise complicated original practice by reducing it to a single-deity meditation without sacrificing the main benefits and features of the original. Hence, Vajradakini practices such as Vajrayogini and Nairatmya are derived from the original Chakrasamvara Tantra and Hevajra Tantra respectively.

    In essence, Vajrayogini is known as “Sarvabuddha-dakini” or the Dakini Who is the Essence of all Buddhas. Her mantra is known as the King of All Mantras as it has the most powerful ability to bless us with spiritual attainments even without any visualisation or meditation. There are 11 Yogas in the generation stage of her practice and a few which have the power of transforming ordinary actions like sleeping, waking and ordinary daily tasks into a collection of merits. Ultimately, her Tantra offers salvation for ordinary practitioners at death with her special promise of guiding practitioners towards Kechara, or the Paradise of the Dakinis, in which we can continue deep practices to become a Buddha without fear, obstacles and interruptions.

    Within Vajrayogini practice, soliciting the blessings of the lama and the lineage master are of paramount importance in order for our practice to bear results. Hence, the lama is visualised as the red Vajradharma with arms crossed at the heart, holding the vajra and bell. The lineage masters are visualised as Hero Vajradharma, holding a damaru and skullcup while cradling a khatvanga. Aside from the main Naro Kechari form, Vajrayogini also appears in the form of Maitri Kechari, who is known as Flying Vajrayogini, and arose from the vision of Maitripa. Another common form is known as Indra Kechari, or Vajravarahi, who arose from the vision of Indrabodhi.

    Last of all, Dorje Shugden is a Dharma protector with a special affinity with Vajrayogini practitioners. This is because he himself arose from an incarnation lineage that includes the likes of Naropa, the progenitor of Naro Kechari practice, and Tsarchen Losel Gyatso who had practised and proliferated her Tantra and is listed as one the lineage masters invoked upon every day by Vajrayogini practitioners.

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  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Oct 4, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Original illustration and text posted by Eric D Hatchell as a reply to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s facebook post on Vajrayogini here: http://bit.ly/VYogini0001

    The Dākiṇī with the Essence of all Buddhas, Vajrayoginī

    Her practice includes methods to end the otherwise repetitive states of Bardo and rebirth, by transforming the process into a journey, which may lead to full enlightenment. In preparation for which, Vajrayoginī further offers the omnipresent ability to reconstruct the nature of the most, mundane everyday experiences, such that they may reveal higher destinations, via the spiritual paths she may choose to reveal. [1] Vajrayoginī being defined as, “The Dākiṇī who is the Essence of all Buddhas”, [2] is amplified by scholar Miranda Shaw when she implied that this deity is no less than, the supreme nature of the very Tantric pantheon. No male Buddha, including her divine consort, Heruka-Cakrasaṃvara, further advances her in metaphysical implications. [3]

    Vajrayoginī’s sādhanā originates from India circa 10/12th C, [4] when summoned as Heruka-Cakrasaṃvara’s Yab-Yum consort [5], with later forms including Vajrayoginī as “Solitary Hero”, she may be visualized with the deep red complexion of a 16-year-old female, whose stance is nude amidst a blazing fire of pristine awareness and most exalted wisdom. Her head is adorned with a crown of five skulls and upon her forehead, the third eye of wisdom is set vertically (represented here by an auspicious jewel). She drapes a necklace of fifty dried human skulls and is depicted with her traditional vajra-handled knife in her right hand; with a blood filled kapala in her left, she drinks with upturned head while looking above, toward the pure realm of Khechara. This seemingly gruesome gesture is actually symbolic of her clear light in great joy, known as “mahasukha” (the great bliss), [6] [7] thus the blood she drinks may be offered to us all as if a fine wine.

    Resting on the left shoulder is a Katvanga staff as she stands tall with her two feet, trampling the bodies of red Kalaratri and black Bhairava (with heads bending backward), representing the embodiment of illusion and ego-awareness. The composition, all of which rests above a sun disc and multicolored lotus pedestal, she is rendered here after a thankga of Naropa Tradition (passed down from a special teaching of the Indian Mahasiddha Naropa). Vajrayoginī herself may be classified as the personification of “Wisdom” or “Mother” and her practice originates with the Chakrasamvara Cycle of Tantras, which is one of the five principal tantric practices of the Sakya School, although found in one form or another, she is included in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. [8]

    Vajrayoginī also appears in versions from the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, with one popular system having the practitioner visualize themselves as Vajrayoginī, as such, their guru taking the form of Milarepa. [9] Thus depicted above the central deity here we see Milarepa on our right, with his great Guru Marpa left (whose guru was Naropa himself, and other great Indian masters). [10]

    Vajrayoginī is a simplified, single most form of the female Buddha, who is otherwise a collection of alternate forms. From her sādhanās she is visualized in English terms as “Vajra Sow”, “Wrathful Lady”, “Fierce Black One”, and other such similar manifestations of female energy found in numerous iconographic renderings and traditions. Each feature of Vajrayoginī’s visualization conveys important spiritual concept. For example, her three eyes indicate her ability to see all (past, present and future); her red-colored body symbolizes the blazing of her ”inner fire”, and the curved knife she wields, demonstrates the power to sever the delusions and obstacles of her followers and of all living beings. [11]

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    References:

    [1] Gyatso, Kelsang. Guide to Dakini Land: The Highest Yoga Tantra Practice of Buddha Vajrayogini. London: Tharpa, 1996, p.xii.

    [2] “The Berzin Archives.” Bonding Practices for Mother Tantra. Accessed February 18, 2016. http://www.berzinarchives.com/…/bonding_prac_mother_tantra_….

    [3] Shaw, Miranda Eberle. Buddhist Goddesses of India. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006, p. 8.

    [4] English, Elizabeth. Vajrayoginī: Her Visualizations, Rituals & Forms: A Study of the Cult of Vajrayoginī in India. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2002.

    [5] “Vajrasattva (Buddhist Deity) – White (with Consort).” Vajrasattva (Buddhist Deity). Accessed February 18, 2016. http://www.himalayanart.org/items/77598.

    [6] Gyatso, Kelsang. Guide to Dakini Land: The Highest Yoga Tantra Practice of Buddha Vajrayogini. London: Tharpa, 1996 p. 123-127.

    [7] Glenn H. Mullin

    [8] “Item: Vajrayogini (Buddhist Deity) – (Naropa Tradition).” Vajrayogini (Buddhist Deity). Accessed February 18, 2016. http://www.himalayanart.org/items/290.

    [9] English, Elizabeth. Vajrayoginī: Her Visualizations, Rituals & Forms: A Study of the Cult of Vajrayoginī in India. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2002, p. xxiii.

    [10] Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of Tibet’s Beloved Saint, Milarepa … by Mi-la-ras-pa, Rinpoche Lama Kunga, Brian Cutillo, p.305.

    [11] Gyatso, Kelsang. Guide to Dakini Land: The Highest Yoga Tantra Practice of Buddha Vajrayogini. London: Tharpa, 1996, p.123-127.

    VY

  6. Wai Meng Wan on Sep 29, 2018 at 1:18 am

    I always feel a lot of admiration about Ra Lotsawa, he is so determined to ensure the Yamantaka will be practiced in future generations, he set out and did what he was needed to do. And after establishing Yamantaka as a genuine practice, he built 108 monasteries to purify the karma or killing lineage lamas of different lineages who opposed to the spread of Yamantaka tantra.

  7. Sofi on Sep 16, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    This is such an interesting article about Lady Vajrayogini. What grabbed my attention was how Vajrayogini shifted her pose after Naropa ascended to Kechara Paradise. So many magical activities shared that to me shows the world to be karmically purer then. It was funny how the acharyas just ran off with Vajrayogini statue without waiting for agreement on the exchange for gold. And the “Stupa of Karmic Illness”, its like Wow! how blessed. So many can be healed. Now in Kechara Forest Retreat, we too have our Medicine Buddha healing fountain where people are collecting healing water for their loved ones, friends and sick ones. Already people are reporting miracles from this healing fountains. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for such precious information of our lineage.

  8. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 23, 2018 at 10:49 am

    For more free high resolution images of Vajrayogini, visit: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html?nggpage=9

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  9. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 22, 2018 at 11:19 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

  10. so kin hoe (KISG) on Aug 4, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for writing and sharing the article about the background of Ratsag Monastery, the challenges faced by Ra Lotsawa when he brought in Yamantaka tantric practice into Tibet and most remarkably, the personal Vajra Yogini statue of Mahasiddha Naropa brought from India to Ratsag Monastery by a Tibetan boy through the instructions given by dakinis.

    What amazes me the most is the original Vajra Yogini statue, which once belonged to Mahasiddha Naropa, has the sacred power to bless anyone who see and pray to it without performing long prayers and rituals. Further, this Vajra Yogini statue was famous among many farmers and villagers at that time for its effective power to safeguard crops from icy hail and frost, as well as brought in rain at the right time during the summer months. This shows Vajra Yogini is definitely a powerful Buddha that can help the initiated practitioners to gain spiritual results fast and effectively. Some of the great masters who have venerated this self-manifested statue of Vajra Yogini are Lama Tsongkhapa, His Holiness the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche.

    Upon reading through the article which reveals the importance of Vajra Yogini practice, we should start to prepare ourselves by building a strong foundation through the preliminary practices as listed from the link below, before we request for the empowerment of Vajra Yogini practice.
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html

    Further, we can start to perform tea offering for Vajra Yogini and create the affinity with Vajra Yogini and her practice. Please click on the link below for the full article.
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tea-offering-to-vajrayogini-for-the-1st-time.html

    May the original statue of Vajra Yogini will be returned to Ratsag Monastery and continue to bless and protect many people and practitioners as well.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  11. so kin hoe (KISG) on Aug 3, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for writing and sharing the article about the background of Ratsag Monastery, the challenges faced by Ra Lotsawa when he brought in Yamantaka tantric practice into Tibet and most remarkably, the personal Vajra Yogini statue of Mahasiddha Naropa brought from India to Ratsag Monastery by a Tibetan boy through the instructions given by dakinis.

    What amazes me the most is the original Vajra Yogini statue, which once belonged to Mahasiddha Naropa, has the sacred power to bless anyone who see and pray to it without performing long prayers and rituals. Further, this Vajra Yogini statue was famous among many farmers and villagers at that time for its effective power to safeguard crops from icy hail and frost, as well as brought in rain at the right time during the summer months. This shows Vajra Yogini is definitely a powerful Buddha that can help the initiated practitioners to gain spiritual results fast and effectively. Some of the great masters who have venerated this self-manifested statue of Vajra Yogini are Lama Tsongkhapa, His Holiness the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche.

    Upon reading through the article which reveals the importance of Vajra Yogini practice, we should start to prepare ourselves by building a strong foundation through the preliminary practices as listed from the link below, before we request for the empowerment of Vajra Yogini practice.
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html

    Further, we can start to perform tea offering for Vajra Yogini and create the affinity with Vajra Yogini and her practice. Please click on the link below for the full article.
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tea-offering-to-vajrayogini-for-the-1st-time.html

    May the original statue of Vajra Yogini will be returned to Ratsag Monastery and continue to bless and protect many people as well as the practitioners.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  12. Tsa Tsa Ong on Aug 3, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Very interesting article of Ratsag Monastery which I do enjoyed so much. Its gives me a details knowledge of scared statues and about the history of the monastery . May this most sacred statue of Vajrayogini, which had been the object of veneration of many great Buddhist saints and Masters in the past be recovered one day and returned to the Ratsag Monastery. Thank you very much again Rinpoche and Pastor David for this wonderful write up. Hoping for more to come!👏🙏👍😍

  13. Bradley Kassian on Jul 30, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    The strong opposition to Yamantaka practice when it was first brought to Tibet is very reminiscent of the current Dorje Shugden issue. The parallels can’t be ignored. Yamantaka is very beneficial but was not seen as such in the beginning. Ra Lotsawa worked incredibly hard to promote the practice for those ready, for it. It now has hundreds of years of authentic practitioners behind it; likewise, Dorje Shugden has hundreds of years of practitioners of every caliber behind it, both practices are authentic, both bring great benefit. One has to think if either practice was not beneficial then why would both have lasted for many centuries to the present day? I do hope the ban on DS will be lifted soon.

    Ra Lotsawa the founder of the Ratsag Monastery where the sacred Vajrayogini statue had been installed. Has been deeply admired, respected, venerated. May the original statue be recovered one day, and may it bless everyone who has contact with it!

  14. Samfoonheei on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Very interesting article of Ratsag Monastery which I do enjoyed so much. Its gives me a details knowledge of scared statues and about the history of the monastery . Its great to know that great highly attained Lamas were associated with this Ratsag Monastery as well as those scared statues of Vajrayogini. Interesting note…the scared Vajrayogini statue is said to have self-arisen during Buddha Shakyamuni’s lifetime. Amazing….do wish I can see for myself this scared statue one day .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this wonderful sharing.

  15. Pastor Han Nee on Jul 28, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    In a manner similar to what is happening to Dorje Shugden’s practice today, Yamantaka’s practice had met with strong opposition from very powerful masters of the Sakya and Nyima Lineages, when it was first introduced in Tibet. However, Ra Lotsawa worked rigorously to ensure that people saw Yamantaka’s tantra as Buddhist, and a very powerful, authentic practice which was most beneficial and had the generation and completion stages of advanced tantra practices to bring people to the pinnacle of liberation. Today, without question, Yamantaka’s practice is recognized as an integral part of Tibetan Buddhist practice. In the near future may the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice be lifted and may Dorje Shugden’s blessings and benefits spread and flourish in the 10 directions, bringing the lineage teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa everywhere in the world!

    Ra Lotsawa is believed to be the founder of the Ratsag Monastery where a most renown and sacred Vajrayogini statue had been installed. The sacred Vajrayogini statue, that had been the object of devotion of the great Mahasiddha Naropa and was later brought in a powerfully mystical way to the Ratsag Monastery ,has continued to be an object of much veneration and devotion by many , including pilgrims, even though today it has been replaced by a replica of the original statue. This sacred statue continues to bestow tremendous blessings on all its supplicants and is renowned to have the power to “liberate through seeing”. The resident monks of this monastery , however, are convinced that the original statue had not been destroyed in the Cultural Revolution, as is generally thought, but that it had been ‘spirited’ away to safety by the 10th Panchen Lama before the Revolution.

    May this most sacred statue of Vajrayogini, which had been the object of veneration of many great Buddhist saints and Masters in the past , be recovered one day and returned to the Ratsag Monastery.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this most fascinating post.

  16. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jul 28, 2018 at 2:08 am

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

  17. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 27, 2018 at 5:50 am

    This is my beautiful Bodhgaya Vajra Yogini on my personal altar. May you be blessed by her always. Read about her here https://bit.ly/2AfEK4Q

    Tsem Rinpoche

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  18. Tracy on Jul 27, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David for this very interest article on Vajrayogini. It is indeed a very special temple. It is very closely related to Dorje Shugden because 2 of Dorje Shugden’s previous incarnations are connected to this monastery.

    First, Mahasiddha Naropa’s sacred personal statue requested to be brought to Tibet (perhaps she knew Vajrayogini practice would not flourish in Nepal so she decided to come to Tibet) and be installed in this specific location. Then the other incarnation of Dorje Shugden Ra Lotsawa built this temple and the healing stupa. After hundreds and hundreds of year, these sacred objects and energy are still here to benefit people.

    I don’t think I will ever make it to Tibet. Fortunately, Tsem Rinpoche always shares images and information with us. Somehow, I am still able to connect with these sacred deities.

    • Pastor David Lai on Jul 28, 2018 at 10:48 am

      Thank you Tracy. I really love doing this article just because knowing that the Vajrayogini statue exists makes me feel a little bit closer to the Mahasiddha Naropa and his divine vision of Naro Kechari Vajrayogini. The existence of this great statue just inspires my faith in this tantric path.

      As you might know that Vajrayogini is the main practice that Rinpoche had advocated for all of us in according to Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche’s vision of a swift tantric path for the modern individual. I just love the story of how she was originally in the old pose of Vajravarahi had shifted into the pose of Naro Kechari that we know today. It just fires my imagination, faith and longing for the practice. I hope these would inspire you in the same way or similar.

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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 06:12 PM
    Mount Wu Tai is the sacred abode of Buddha Manjushri. Many people and great Buddhist masters will make pilgrimage trips to Mount Wu Tai to collect merits and to connect with Buddha Manjushri. If we have the opportunity, we should make at least one pilgrimage trip to Mount Wu Tai.

    Read this article to find out what to visit when you are in Mount Wu Tai:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wonderful-wu-tai-shan-manjushri-holy-place.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 05:59 PM
    Dorje Shugden has 5 emanations, each emanation has different functions to address different problems. Shize is the pacify form of Dorje Shugden, he looks very peaceful and he rides on an elephant. His practice is for healing and longevity.

    Learn how to engage his practice:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/shize-a-practice-for-healing-and-long-life.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 05:50 PM
    Are you a lover of Indian vegetarian meals? If you are not, then you have to try these Indian food recipes. They are very flavourful and tasty, and best of all they are cruelty-free meals!

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/food-recipes/delicious-indian-food-recipes.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 02:00 PM
    In many parts of the world , women do not enjoy equal opportunities to earn, participate in politics or get an education. They can face gender-based violence and discrimination. Women through history have not always had that choice. Now its natural to see female politicians, doctors, business leaders, and writers. Inspiring …… many courtesans who lived in ancient and medieval India were women who managed to make a mark in the male dominated society of those times. These courtesans were trained in many arts of poetry, music, dance and philosophy. They knew their talents, were confident of their abilities and choosing the path of philosophy along with their profession.
    In Buddhism there is no discrimination toward women , gender is just another label. Men and women are equal both in enlightenment and in practice. It has proven that many female Mahasiddhas and Yoginis have gained full enlightenment in a female body.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing….Truly agree that everyone deserves equal respect.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/courtesans-of-ancient-india.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 01:59 PM
    India has a long tradition of peace and amity. The reported remarks of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader, about the result of the recent elections in Bihar state has been misquoted by some. The results of the Bihar polls show that forces of tolerance are not only active but are in majority. Dalai Lama’s comments on intolerance should not be misinterpreted as criticism of the government. A majority of Hindus preferred harmony received the support of the Janata Dal while the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) played down the statement. Referring the Dalai Lama’s remarks as an attack on ‘extremist elements’, and the Tibetan spiritual leader has been in India for long and is aware of Indian culture. The BJP tried to maintain communal harmony in the state at all costs.
    As HH Dalai Lama is an icon of peace and harmony , should then look into the welfare of those Tibetans in exile, they have been sufferings, discriminated since the ban on Dorje Shugden over a period of time. May HH Dalai Lama please lift the ban for the sake of unity , peace and harmony .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/india-downplays-dalai-lama-remarks-on-intolerance.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 01:21 AM
    Talk on Reincarnation by H.H. Dalai Lama

    Hmm, tihs should be interesting since the Dalai Lama advocated DS practitioners will go to hell and the DS high Lamas just kept coming back in compassion which proves his theory wrong.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/talk-on-reincarnation-by-h-h-dalai-lama.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 12:38 AM
    Making Water Offerings to the Buddhas

    Making water offerings to the Buddha generates great blessings and counters your miserliness. making water offerings is a direct method for creating wealth and purifying poverty. Easy to do yet offerings of water gives us tremendous benefits for our spiritual practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 12:25 AM
    The Buddha didn’t just believe in rebirth, he argued for it

    How interesting! Certainly warrant looking into further. How did Buddha argue and did he win the argument?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-buddha-didnt-just-believe-in-rebirth-he-argued-for-it.html
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Nov 16. 2018 05:56 PM
    Dorje Shugden has 5 different emanations. Each emanation has different functions to solve different problems. Trakze is the most wrathful of all 5 forms, he rides on a Garuda with a snake in his mouth. Trakze is very effective to dispel black magic or serious negative energy disturbances.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Nov 16. 2018 05:53 PM
    Why not consider going on a vegetarian diet? It is scientifically proven that the vegetarian diet can improve our health. We will feel lighter as our body does not have to spend so much energy to digest the food. In addition, the risk of getting heart diseases and cancer is also reduced. Here are some very delicious vegetarian food recipes for you to try at home.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dr-jiangs-delicious-healthy-recipesvideos.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Nov 16. 2018 05:49 PM
    What is your goal in your life? Getting a good job, earning good money, getting a big house, a big car and have a family? This is what most people pursue in their lives. But Nick Keomahavong has realised something higher, he realised that even if he has achieved all of the above, he is still not happy. However, he found his answer in spirituality. He decided to give up all the material things he has and became an ordained monk.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-i-left-everything-to-become-a-buddhist-monk.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 16. 2018 11:10 AM
    Beautiful story of how Rinpoche got his first mala. Rinpoche just found one which came from nowhere on the road. As Rinpoche needed the mala for dharma practice at those difficult times in Howell, New Jersey and Rinpoche literally found one. Good things will come when we do good and have good thoughts.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/the-mala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 16. 2018 11:09 AM
    Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Buddhism was close to Einstein’s heart and part of him from the many quotes he wrote . ( Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future ) He did not consider himself a Buddhist but it appears from his actual writings that he did have a favourable view of the Buddha and Buddhism. Interesting post which I do enjoyed.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/einstein-on-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 15. 2018 12:40 PM
    Its great sharing …… Rinpoche’s biography “The Promise” in Mongolian for those Mongolian friends .May more and more people do read it to understand better about Rinpoche and the Dorje Shugden controversy. May Rinpoche’s teachings spread to every corners of the world. Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%87-%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%BC%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%80-tsem-rinpoches-short-biography-in-mongolian.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 15. 2018 12:39 PM
    Interesting biography of a great and influential Gelug religious lady……the Lady Lhalu Lhacham Yangdzom Tsering, who was one of the most popular and also an important aristocratic students of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. She was one of the influential Gelug religious figures in the Lhasa at that time. The Lhacham’s devotion to the controversial protector deity Dorje Shugden whose practice she received from Kyabje Phabongkha Rinpoche is beautifully reflected in her deep spiritual conviction in the very deities and practices. Interesting read of a GREAT spiritual lady of how she struggles in life and never gave up her commitments to her guru Kyabje Pabongka Dorjechang. Her dertermination, motivation and inspiration are indeed incredible .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and his yogini student, the Lady Lhalu.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pabongka-rinpoche-and-his-yogini-student-the-lady-lhalu.html

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I was given this beautiful gift today from Karen Chong. It is an enormous gift. I really treasure this. I love anything to do with invoking Manjushri or connecting with Him. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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I was given this beautiful gift today from Karen Chong. It is an enormous gift. I really treasure this. I love anything to do with invoking Manjushri or connecting with Him. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
I requesed His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to write out the mantra of Vajra Yogini. He immediately compassionately obliged me. This is the mantra as written by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I\'ve had this in a safe plastic wrap and wore it around my neck in a small yellow cloth \'bag\' for many years. Tsem Rinpoche
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I requesed His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to write out the mantra of Vajra Yogini. He immediately compassionately obliged me. This is the mantra as written by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I've had this in a safe plastic wrap and wore it around my neck in a small yellow cloth 'bag' for many years. Tsem Rinpoche
If there were just 10 persons you should know about in your lifetime, one of them is this incredible Dr. Ambedkar. Enrich your life and don\'t miss this: https://bit.ly/2Dub7xu
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If there were just 10 persons you should know about in your lifetime, one of them is this incredible Dr. Ambedkar. Enrich your life and don't miss this: https://bit.ly/2Dub7xu
Dear friends, watch this short 11mins video. It is so nice. My dream idea of living. I love the fresh things they grow for their own food. I wish our culture here was more geared toward this type of living. Watch plse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1O5Avw_SQ&feature=share
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Dear friends, watch this short 11mins video. It is so nice. My dream idea of living. I love the fresh things they grow for their own food. I wish our culture here was more geared toward this type of living. Watch plse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1O5Avw_SQ&feature=share
No one stays around, do not depend on anyone. Let go of them before they let go of you...it is inevitable. Tsem Rinpoche
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No one stays around, do not depend on anyone. Let go of them before they let go of you...it is inevitable. Tsem Rinpoche
Outdoor stunning Tara at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
2 weeks ago
Outdoor stunning Tara at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
The Promise - https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
2 weeks ago
Hunting is a horrible \'sport\' because it is not necessary and unfair. Killing animals is vicious and inhuman. Hurting animals does not help us, our karma, our mind and it does not help the animals. Killing animals serves no benefit and it stunts our spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Hunting is a horrible 'sport' because it is not necessary and unfair. Killing animals is vicious and inhuman. Hurting animals does not help us, our karma, our mind and it does not help the animals. Killing animals serves no benefit and it stunts our spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a beautiful Yamantaka
3 weeks ago
This is a beautiful Yamantaka
This is so powerful. This is so true. This is something we must remember about our self worth. We must value ourselves without arrogance.
3 weeks ago
This is so powerful. This is so true. This is something we must remember about our self worth. We must value ourselves without arrogance.
Nothing is for free for sure.
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Nothing is for free for sure.
Beautiful Dorje Yudroma protector. A gentle Goddess I\'ve had the pleasure to meet via her oracle.
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Dorje Yudroma protector. A gentle Goddess I've had the pleasure to meet via her oracle.
Beautiful Kalachakra painting
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Kalachakra painting
I like this picture of my teacher behind me.
3 weeks ago
I like this picture of my teacher behind me.
This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
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This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
Please download this and share this meme with others. Thanks.
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Please download this and share this meme with others. Thanks.
Beautiful Tibetan art for FREE download: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Tibetan art for FREE download: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
4 weeks ago
Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog  site in Nepalese language! Check it out:  https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
4 weeks ago
Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog site in Nepalese language! Check it out: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
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The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
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Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini\'s tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
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His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini's tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
1 month ago
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
1 month ago
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
1 month ago
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
It\'s hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It's hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won\'t be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There\'s a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won't be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There's a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
2 months ago
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here-  https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
2 months ago
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here- https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
2 months ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
2 months ago
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
2 months ago
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
2 months ago
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
2 months ago
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
2 months ago
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
This is quite interesting....
2 months ago
This is quite interesting....
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
2 months ago
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
2 months ago
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
2 months ago
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
2 months ago
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
2 months ago
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
2 months ago
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
2 months ago
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
Beautiful Yamantaka print
2 months ago
Beautiful Yamantaka print
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: 
 https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
3 months ago
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
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    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    2 weeks ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
    3 weeks ago
    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
    4 weeks ago
    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
    1 month ago
    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
  • Neat little video
    1 month ago
    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
    2 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
  • Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
    2 months ago
    Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
  • 喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
    2 months ago
    喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
    喀切玛波护法降神,向詹杜固仁波切献供曼扎及身语意之供养,同时也加持马来西亚克切拉禅修林道场。喀切玛波护法乃古时候的紫玛护法,他是藏地首座佛教寺院桑耶寺的护法神
  • Huge Chenresig statue being built. Very beautiful.
    2 months ago
    Huge Chenresig statue being built. Very beautiful.
  • Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
    2 months ago
    Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
  • Shugden practice in Tibet strong and growing
    3 months ago
    Shugden practice in Tibet strong and growing
  • It is Tsunmo Nunnery in Tibet. This nunnery all practise Dorje Shugden.
    3 months ago
    It is Tsunmo Nunnery in Tibet. This nunnery all practise Dorje Shugden.
  • Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
    3 months ago
    Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
  • Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
    4 months ago
    Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
  • Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
    4 months ago
    Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
  • Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
    4 months ago
    Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
    In Dharamsala there is a famous oracle to the Goddess Yudroma. She is the protector of Gyuto Tantric Monastic College. Many monks consult her for guidance. Here she is attending a puja session at Gyuto Tantric Monastic College where she is pleased with the people helping the monastery and takes trance spontaneously to express this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • The Simpsons: Lisa becomes a Buddhist
    4 months ago
    The Simpsons: Lisa becomes a Buddhist
  • Considering getting a tattoo of a Buddha image? Watch this video.
    4 months ago
    Considering getting a tattoo of a Buddha image? Watch this video.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
    4 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
  • Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    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.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    1 years ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    1 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    1 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    1 years 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.
    1 years ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    1 years ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    1 years ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    1 years 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
    1 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    1 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    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!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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