The Self-Arising Chenrezig

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(By Tsem Rinpoche And Pastor David Lai)

The noble face of Chenrezig peers through volumes of jeweled offerings that were left by countless pilgrims over the years.

The noble face of Chenrezig peers through abundant jewelled offerings left by countless pilgrims over the years.

According to Buddhism, high-level meditators and enlightened beings attain the realisation of Emptiness (the highest wisdom) and Bodhicitta (the ultimate compassionate wish to benefit others) through tremendous effort and practice. Since they have achieved such powerful attainments, they become worthy objects of refuge. That is why they naturally infuse their environments with the blessings of their attainments, especially in the areas where they engaged in their practices.

Hence, there are many places that are associated with great meditators, enlightened beings and mahasiddhas who have shown miracles. In some of the places where such great beings have practised or appeared, self-arisen images of the deities have manifested. These images appear miraculously in order to benefit sentient beings by becoming objects of worship and veneration through which we are able to connect with the enlightened beings, generate powerful aspirations, and accumulate tremendous amounts of merit.

One of the abilities that we attain when we achieve Enlightenment is that of ‘instant magical emanation’ which is mentioned in the King of Prayers, also known as Samantabhadra’s ‘Aspiration to Good Actions’ from the Gandavyuha chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra. This is the ability of an enlightened being to manifest innumerable emanations simultaneously. Each emanation possesses the same mind but a different purpose or disposition to benefit sentient beings. These emanations can even take on the form of inanimate objects in order to be of benefit to sentient beings. Hence, it is not unusual that the great Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chenrezig, manifested as a self-arising statue.

 

The Great Bodhisattva Chenrezig

This is a rare picture of the unadorned Chenrezig statue, which reveals the six-armed iconography that features Buddha Amitabha on the crown of his head.

This is a rare picture of the unadorned Chenrezig statue, which reveals the six-armed iconography that features Buddha Amitabha on the crown of his head.

Chenrezig is the Tibetan name for the famous Bodhisattva named Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India, or Kuan Yin in Chinese. He is considered to be one of the Eight Great Bodhisattva Disciples or ‘Eight Close Sons’ of Lord Buddha. The other Great Bodhisattva Disciples include Manjushri, Vajrapani, Maitreya, Ksitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Samantabhadra and Sarvanivaranavishkambhin.

Chenrezig is famously known to embody the Buddha’s great compassion and manifests both in male and female forms according to culture and the needs of society. He is frequently depicted holding the stem of a lotus, which is why he is also known by the epithet, ‘Holder of the Lotus’ or Padmapani.

Chenrezig is widely considered to be the patron Bodhisattva of Tibet and is worshipped by all the great lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. One of the most famous and highest incarnation lineage such as the Dalai Lamas are believed to be emanations of Chenrezig. In Tibetan mythology, Chenrezig is believed to be the progenitor of their race.

 

The Origins of the Self-Arising Chenrezig

A large golden lhari or parasol is hung over the image as an offering to signify the noble Chenrezig's exalted state.

A large golden lhari or parasol is hung over the image as an offering to signify the noble Chenrezig’s exalted state.

According to legend, there was a Tibetan boy who travelled to the Triloknath Valley in the Lahaul-Spiti region of India. Although to all appearances he was a simple shepherd boy, he was in fact an emanation of Chenrezig himself. Every day, he would herd the village goats up to the grasslands by a small lake in the mountains to graze.

Unfortunately, upon returning to the village, the goats could not produce any milk. The village people began to suspect that the shepherd was milking the goats for himself and gave him a stern warning. Feeling wrongly accused, the shepherd decided to investigate what really went on when the goats were up in the mountains.

The next day he took the goats up to the mountains as usual and hid nearby hoping to catch the thief who was stealing the milk. He waited for a while and saw a glowing figure emerge from the lake and begin to milk the goats. The glowing figure turned out to be Chenrezig and he was drinking the goats’ milk. The shepherd ran over and approached Chenrezig, explaining that the villagers were accusing him of stealing the goats’ milk for himself. He requested Chenrezig to go down to the village with him and tell the local people that he was the one drinking all the milk.

Chenrezig agreed to do so and asked the shepherd to carry him on his back down to the village. Chenrezig also advised the shepherd that he might hear certain strange noises as they set out on their journey but whatever he heard, he should not look back. As they descended the mountain, the shepherd heard a loud sound and, in the spur of the moment, he forgot Chenrezig’s instructions and turned back to see what was happening. It is said that he saw seven men dressed in white following behind. When these seven men realised that the shepherd was looking at them, they immediately transformed into seven Nagas (serpentine beings) who eventually disappeared into the hillside.

The facade of the Trilokinath temple is unique for its amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist elements and symbols.

The facade of the Trilokinath Temple is unique for its amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist elements and symbols.

It is said that if only the shepherd had followed Chenrezig’s advice not to look back, there could have been more holy objects (the nagas were carrying them) to liberate sentient beings, but due to our collective negative karma, that did not manifest. As the shepherd continued on his journey back to the village, Chenrezig became heavier and heavier. By the time they reached the village, there was conflict and fighting amongst the villagers and Chenrezig had by then become far too heavy to carry further. The shepherd then dropped Chenrezig onto the ground and discovered that he had miraculously transformed into pure white marble.

Therefore, it is said that this statue is actually Chenrezig transformed into a marble statue. The shepherd himself also transformed into stone and both images, along with a black stone carving of the Four-Armed Mahakala with a naturally arising OM MANI PADME HUM mantra at the back are enshrined in this small temple. Several miracles associated with these holy items have been reported over the years, including the statue speaking and dripping nectar. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has even appointed a caretaker who looks after the monastery here.

Ever since that day, many Buddhist pilgrims, particularly from the Himalayan region, come to the Phagpa Temple at Triloknath, Himachal Pradesh in order to pay homage, pray and also to engage in Nyungne fasting retreats with Chenrezig as their focus of worship. It is believed that aspirational prayers made to this Chenrezig statue and image of the shepherd will be fulfilled. One can also walk three to five hours up the steep mountain to see Omay Tso (literally meaning Milk Lake) from where Chenrezig is said to have emerged. The water of the lake is white in colour and descends in a powerful downwards stream towards the village. Hence, this little temple has since become a popular pilgrimage spot.

The courtyard of the Trilokinath temple features large Buddhist prayer wheels, granite lingam and small Nandi (bull) representing Shiva, while the ancient wooden pagoda-style temple is decorated with Tibetan prayer flags.

The courtyard of the Trilokinath Temple features large Buddhist prayer wheels, granite lingam and small Nandi (bull) representing Shiva, while the ancient wooden pagoda-style temple is decorated with Tibetan prayer flags.

 

Praise and Prayer to Noble Avalokiteshvara

Bringing Forth the Rains of Happiness and Well-Being

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Homage to Ārya Lokeśvara


The compassion of all the conquering Buddhas of the ten directions,
numbering as many as the atoms of the countless worlds,
as deep as an ocean and attached, completely attached, to living beings,
from which was born that perfect splendor of wonderful qualities
 renowned as Avalokiteśvara, the great guide,
the jewel mountain upon whom we should all rely.
To you I bow.

Upon a mandala replete with the light of the moon,
your feet like pure lotus petals stand together
in the center of a pure and fresh lotus.
In the world you radiate with perfect clarity like the moon when full.
Seeing you, the heart is relieved of all pain,
and great joy is spread everywhere.

Though your compassion is as cool as the touch of snow,
it nevertheless burns away the hordes of demons.
Though your wisdom is far beyond phenomena characterized by signs,
mandalas of detailed elaboration nevertheless appear to it.
Though you have crossed over samsara, you constantly show birth in the three realms.
The wise are amazed at such illusion-like activities.

Permeating all phenomena, you are the orb of the sky on a clear autumn night,
Relied upon constantly by all fortunate beings, you are the uncomplaining great earth.
Dispelling the darkness of ignorance of the entire world you are the blazing sun.
Soothing the torment of the mind burned by anger you are the moon.

You show the mandala of your beautiful face like a fully bloomed white lotus.
As white as rock crystal and a pure conch shell, you possess the beauty of youth.
In the midst of limitless and vast clouds of offerings 
you enjoy magical play with the liberating goddess,
radiant amid an entourage of countless sugatas, bodhisattvas, and wrathful deities.

All those who have fallen to the wretched states of being,
tormented by the myriad sufferings brought on by fire, water,
 pernicious fortune, the wrath of kings, and the like,
are drawn up one after the other by your rays of light,
as if they were being bathed by the moon,
and brought to enjoy the supreme bliss of the gods.

Your fragrant braids of hair tied up upon your head blend with the blue light of the sky,
the mighty Buddha Amitabha sits beautifully in its center as your lineage crown.
Your right hand in the mudra of giving, from whose fingertips constantly fall 
drops of white nectar like shining pearls that soothe the torment of the hungry ghosts.

Your left hand resting upon your hip in graceful pose,
a beautiful and pure form prostrated to by Brahma, Indra and other arrogant gods.
You are, therefore, the Mighty One of the World.
You reveal a thousand other hands adorned with mudras
 of the wheel, the lotus, the arrow, the bow, and so on.
Possessing a thousand eyes, you show perfectly eleven beautiful faces.

To some you emanate as Simhanada, the leader of the malicious nagas,
and to others you are Amoghapaśa, Nilakantha, and so forth.
At times you are Hayagriva, the destroyer of hindrances and lord of the wrathful,
Sometimes you are black Mahakala, and others who shatter the three worlds,
but your mind never strays from compassion.

The vast expanse of worlds that stretches throughout space knows no end,
and yet you emanate as many forms as there are living beings in these worlds,
all of which is done without the thought to move even a single hair.
Like rain falling from the clouds, you have no deliberation.

You have left behind all words that do not in any way serve living beings.
Your unending melody of speech in tune with the mentality of each being
teaches pathways of Dharma greater in number than the drops in an ocean.
Those whose ears receive your speech will dwell perfectly within your words.

Like the singing of a beautiful youth that blends with the sounds
of the many-stringed vina of the celestial musicians,
your words delight the mind, but will destroy the desires of the desirous.
Like the thunder that roars through the sky, your speech resounds far and high,
and yet for those struck by fright, their fear is at once reduced to mere words.

When you turn the wheel of the Dharma
in a voice of high and pure tones endowed with every quality
in order to liberate those wandering in samsara,
 constantly trapped by unstable birth and death,
you have already perfected the features of the speech
of the Buddhas of the past, present, and future.
Therefore, as master of peerless qualities of speech,
you are renowned as the guru of all worlds.

Living beings love themselves, and yet sometimes,
out of anger, they are intent on killing themselves.
You, however, constantly look upon living beings
as a mother would look upon her only child.
Long ago your mind cast away
even the tiniest thought of doing harm to others.
The love, therefore, that those like me have for themselves
cannot come anywhere near a fraction of your compassion.

Your never-ceasing peaceful gaze is as calming as being bathed
in the scented waters of camphor, sandalwood, and vetiver grass.
One part of your eyes is forever fixed on the six types of living beings,
and yet, your mind, resting in the dharmadhatu,
where all proliferation of experience and appearance has dissolved,
is constantly embraced by the supreme bliss, with all movement stilled.
To such a mind, I prostrate.

I pray that the rains of your nectar will cool the hot hells
where beings are burned alive by flames that blaze on all sides,
where murderous butchers surround and terrify them,
their mouths agape and their eyes red and staring,
where others are boiled like grains of wheat in vats of molten copper.
I pray that your warm touch protects those in the cold hells,
where flesh and bones are torn apart by the cold.

I pray that you send forth the nectar rain of food and clothing to hungry ghosts
whose stomachs are the size of mountains, and yet whose throats are blocked,
whose limbs are as thin as veins, whose bodies are emaciated and covered with dust,
with sparks flying from their limbs where their joints rub together,
for whom merely looking at water causes it to dry up,
and who are constantly weary and tormented by thirst.

For animals who will even throw away their precious lives
in pursuit of the tiny happiness of just a morsel of food,
who have no way of developing virtue and reducing non-virtue,
who are ugly in shape and color, and consequently of low merit,
I pray that you grant them the ability quickly to remember virtue,
and that they will be able to live a life of happiness.

Even the delights and pleasure of the celestial king, Brahma,
enjoyed within divine mansions that radiate with jeweled light,
will one day, through the force of transience, fade away,
and he too will plunge into the fires of hell,
where even his bones and marrow will be burned away.
The young gods who lie on the soft beds that bring pleasure to the touch,
and who play and frolic in the beautiful pleasure gardens
will one day drink boiling molten metal,
and be dragged across ground strewn with sharp iron thorns.

Those that are high will quickly become lowly servants fit only to be kicked.
Like the flowers at the end of autumn, this time of youth will soon fade.
Like enjoying a borrowed ornament, this wealth will definitely disappear in time.
Like a flash of lightning, even my life appears only for a moment.

The world after this one is far from the one we are used to,
and it is I alone who must wander in its dense darkness.
And so it is that in this terrifying state of samsara
the deception of the mental afflictions will ultimately let us down.
I beg that you lift us with the hand of compassion from this ocean of suffering.

It is true that the teachings of the Buddha are a tradition
well established in this land surrounded by snowy mountains,
but most Dharma practitioners are shorn of the clothes of ethics,
and like naked wanderers, have abandoned all shame.
They befriend lay people, look toward them,
and engage in acts looked down upon by the wise.
Alas! the sun of the sacred Dharma has almost set between the mountains.

The powerful eagerly pursue their own desires,
fight among each other, and mistreat the weak.
The poor are constantly in servitude,
and cannot even find meager food.
In such a dreadful state of degeneration,
if we were to be ignored by you, noble one,
then what did your promise of the past mean?
Who can your subjects turn to for refuge?

Even your own name is blessed.
Whoever hears it will be freed from fear.
Those who keep your name in mind will reap fruit
 similar to performing devotions to countless Buddhas.
This has been taught by the great sage with words of truth,
and so with great hope we make a prayer that you, great protector,
who have left behind the mind that is distracted elsewhere,
will rescue these desperate sentient beings.

I pray that all living beings devote themselves to the Three Jewels,
that they have faith in cause and effect and follow always the path of Dharma.
I pray that with countless wrathful and peaceful magical emanations,
all perfectly suited to the various types and merits of living beings,
you bring to happiness to all dear friends
who have fallen into this dreadful state of samsara.

May I, too, who have great devotion to you,
have the stainless intelligence that knows the truth of the way things are,
as well as a complete disenchantment with samsara,
and may I strive over many lives to work for others with compassion.
May I attain the perfection of wisdom whose power will crush all maras,
may I dwell in the ways of the pure and joyful Dharma,
and nourish living beings over a long time.

I am one of low intelligence, but the milk lake of faith in my mind
has risen up to produce these animated and beautiful white bubbles
that is this garland of words of exultation and lament.
Whoever reads, hears, or recalls it,
may they all be freed from the taints of wrong deeds,
and be cared for in the Potala pure land
by that great and supreme conqueror, Avalokiteśvara.

This praise and prayer to the noble lord of the world, Avalokiteśvara, that brings forth the rains of happiness and well-being, was composed by the Dharma teacher, and fully ordained monk of Sakyamuni Buddha, Losang Kalsang Gyatso (the Seventh Dalai Lama).

Translated, in accordance with the commentary of Könchok Jikmé Wangpo (first incarnation of Jamyang Shepa), by Gavin Kilty, January 2014.

 

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  1. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 23, 2018 at 12:20 am

    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

  2. wan wai meng on Mar 7, 2018 at 12:55 am

    The bodhisattva ideal, is one of the highest spiritual motivation one can aspire to, as it involves enduring for as long as samsara is still in existence. The Bodhisattvas toil on endlessly for the sake of all sentient beings, and they do it with all the 6 Paramitas perfected.
    Chenrezig is one who fully represents that ideal.

  3. Lin Mun on Feb 19, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    It’s amazing to see the self arising images of the holy places and also to read the stories. All the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have great compassion in emanating in various forms in order to suit the people of that place to pray, practise and generate merits. We are so fortunate to have our Guru Tsem Rinpoche to guide us and share with us all the dharma and holy places so we can learn and widen our knowledge. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing this beautiful article.

  4. Pastor Antoinette on Feb 11, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Self-arising images arise because of the sacred energy in this place and it is a great place to visit as we are blessed by such divine presence. I feel very fortunate to learn about how these statues arise and how it can help people who come to visit. We need the blessings of these divine messengers so that we can connect in our future lives with the Dharma and continue on our path.

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  5. Samfoonheei on Feb 10, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Miracles happened in places whereby such great beings have practised before and self-arisen images of the deities have manifested. I have heard of these before and saw one before on the a descending rock wall near a Chinese temple in my place years ago.These images appear miraculously in order to benefit sentient beings by becoming objects of worship. To see a self arisen images of Chenrizig in Phagpa Temple at Triloknath, India is blessing as this place having strong energy . Feeling excited after reading the amazing story behind this self arising Chenrezig .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for sharing this article and those beautiful pictures .

  6. Julia Tan on Feb 9, 2018 at 1:07 am

    I love reading stories about enlighten beings. They appeared to help and to bless people. I believe enlighten beings does exist to show signs and miracles, sometimes to test our faith and sincerity. i have read stories about Manjushri appeared in Wu Tai Shan and many holy places. I also saw the self rising tara on the rock in Nepal. because of all these legend, miracles and amazing stories that people gained faith in Buddhism. When we have faith, we practice. People like to meditate and pilgrimage at these places to gain blessings.

    At the age of degenerate time, many have lost touch and loosing faith in these stories. Although at this moment we cannot see them but with strong faith and sincerity i still believe they are around us helping and guarding us always .

  7. Pastor Chia on Feb 8, 2018 at 9:02 am

    All the buddhist enlightenment being will find way to emulate different form to help sentient being need. I have no doubt enlightenment being like Avolokitieshara manifest become stone statue in order to help others at India. Holy being such as Lama Tsongkhapa meditate in the cage behind Gaden monastery in Tibet, Pabongka meditation cave manifestHeruka eye, Guru rinpoche cave in Nepalese have self arising Tara. Those plase have their holy energy and aspiration prayer and manifet miracle sign at their meditation spot. It bring many people with faith came to pilgrimage and make offering. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche have advise his students make strong prayer for dharma to grown in KFR. At future, miracle sign will show at KFR when dharma start growing and more and more practitioner will come to practice in this land.

  8. June Kang on Feb 8, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Thank you for sharing . In Buddhism enlightened beings who manifested and emanated to any forms with the purpose to benefit all sentient beings. And is not only for that time but pass on from generation to generation in order peoples can visited the place and get blessings and also for spiritual grow. May I have the opportunity to visit in this Phagpa Temple at Triloknath in this life.

  9. Pastor Albert on Feb 8, 2018 at 7:33 am

    It is interesting to read this story, it is amazing that how Chenrezig transformed into a marble statue and all these is due to because the shepherd did not listen to the instruction of Chenrezig, this also remind us that when our guru gave us instructions and we do not follow, even it is as simple as do not turn around, it is just a very simple action to turn our body around, but the consequences are huge, it is not only about us, but it will affect so many people around that could not get the blessing or the teaching of Dharma, when they missed out this opportunity, we won’t know how many lifetime more they have to take until they can meet the Dharma again. Hence, we must always follow our guru’s instructions even though we may not see the logic behind or the purpose of it or how difficult it is, when the instructions was given, it is definitely beneficial to not only us, but also the people around us.

  10. Justin Cheah on Feb 8, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Self arising images and all other miracles are always associated with highly attained practitioners. Self Arising Chenrezig is no different. Just like Self Arising Tara which is also situated near Guru Rinpoche’s cave and there is also a very sacred Vajrayogini chapel near by on top of the hill. It may be referred as miracles to us but in reality these are actually energy generated from very positive actions which is a norm in Buddhism world.

  11. Andrea Lai on Feb 8, 2018 at 12:47 am

    It is always interesting reading stories of Buddha. I like the part where the shepherd heard sound while carrying Chenrezig and he turn around, saw the seven white dressed men then transform into nagas and disappeared. There are so many mysterious stories that we haven’t heard or encountered. Personally, I experienced few times in one of a temple at my hometown. I witnessed the Buddha Shakyamuni will blink his eyes and many witnesses too. I believe it is our faith to the Buddha and our karma to accept it.

  12. Vivian Ong on Feb 8, 2018 at 12:18 am

    It is interesting to know about the story of this self arising Chenrezig. As for my own experience, I personally witness the self arising Tara at Parphing, Nepal. I guess this is because of the positive energy generated by the great masters who meditated in that area and maybe because the people in that area need the guidance from a Buddha. That is why Buddha image arose in many forms to help the people in that area due to their karmic link.

  13. nichlolas on Feb 7, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Interesting sharing by Pastor David. Strongly agree that many places that are associated with great meditators great meditator, enlightened beings and mahasiddhas, the place will have strong energy that one can get blessing by visiting them.

    Many things happened due to our karma and since we are at this degenerate time the enlightened being will create their appearance to benefits us.

  14. Pastor Henry Ooi on Feb 7, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Stories abound of many enlightened beings who manifested and emanated to benefit all sentient beings. I am sure these stories are real, perhaps the narration could have differed from the original after being told several times by different people over a long period of time. What I do not see or do not hear does not mean the stories are not real. But I have seen the image of the Bodhisattva Tara that self arose on a big rock in Pharping, Nepal. Behind Tara is another self arisen image of Ganesha (Ganapati). Over the years I have visited Pharping a few times, and each time I visited I saw the image of Tara becoming clearer. If anyone who plans to go to Nepal, add Pharping into your bucket list. Apart from the self arising Tara, there are other holy sites that one can visit. There is the Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) retreat cave, and a VajraYogini chapel housed in the home of a Nepali family.

  15. pammie yap on Feb 7, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    The legend of the image is really interesting! Whatever the legend is, it is great to know that the piece of marble was made into something so holy and full of blessings. And it is preserved so well till today where many more are still getting the blessings. This is not the first self arisen image I have heard of, there is self arisen Tara in Nepal and the eye of Heruka in Tibet https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/herukas-eye.html

    This shows that through spiritual practice and attainments used to benefit others, holy places arise and bless the people and surroundings. And holy beings definitely exist!

  16. Wylfred Ng on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    谢谢仁波切和黎国圆讲法师的分享。

    很开心和随喜可以看到那么漂亮的观音菩萨像。 这尊观音菩萨实在太美了!!

    证悟者可以变化成无数的形象以利益众生。 其中佛菩萨也可以化身成为佛像。

    在尼泊尔还有很多自然浮现的佛像。 比如由檀木浮现出的观音, 还有在石头上自然浮现的度母像。这些照片都可以在这里看到:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/nepal-pilgrimage-full-videos.html

    谢谢

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  17. Anne Ong on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this very blessed write up about Chenrezig and the beautiful powerful praise of Chenrezig by the Seventh Dalai Lama. Hope I have the merits to see this self arising Chenrezig, or Kuan Yin whom I have a spiritual connection with. 🙏😘

  18. Pastor Han Nee on Feb 3, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    What a beautiful powerful praise of Chenrezig by the Seventh Dalai Lama! This garland of words of prayer invoking the blessings of Chenrezig and making heartfelt pleas to him to send a rain of nectar to each of the six realms and to the beings of this degenerate age (full of their delusory pursuits )to relieve and eliminate suffering, is just so spiritually charged with love and compassion!

    The story of the shepherd boy and the statue of Chenrezig turning into stone,demonstrates very clearly the great compassion and forgiving nature of Chenrezig. In order to help and benefit all, the statue of Chenrezig manifested as a self-arising Chenrezig to bestow his blessings and protection on all. Enshrined in the Phagpa Temple at Trilokinath, it has performed several miracles over the years. Hence this has become a popular pilgrimage spot and aspirations made here have been known to be fulfilled!

    • Pastor Han Nee on Feb 3, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this beautiful post of the self-arising Chenrezig.

  19. Jacinta Goh on Feb 2, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for the above story.
    I wonder if the prayer above is specifically meant to be recited when paying homage to this Self-Arising Chenrezig? Thank you

  20. Lew on Feb 2, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Thank you Pastor David and Rinpoche for explaining the meaning of “self arising”, and the nice story of Chenrezig. May I have the opportunity to do retreat in this Phagpa Temple at Triloknath. 🙏🙏

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  • nicholas
    Thursday, May 23. 2019 07:28 AM
    We have received the good news that two holy places are being built in Yunnan province, China. The first is a Dorje Shugden stupa in the Jade Dragon (Yulong) Snow Mountain area and the second is the rebuilding of Chosang Temple in Shangri-la.

    Very pleased to be able to share this news, so that everyone can rejoice in the growth of Dorje Shugden’s practice around the world.

    Read more at : https://bit.ly/2Wipg9P
  • nicholas
    Thursday, May 23. 2019 07:26 AM
    During the 7th century Tang Dynasty of China (618 – 907 CE), there arose a great Buddhist master named Xuanzang (602 – 664 CE), who became a famed monk, explorer, scholar, writer, and translator. He is particularly famous for his journey to India, which took nearly two decades to complete, from 627 – 645 CE, and his careful translation of various Buddhist scriptures.

    Over the years, as the influence of his work spread, many variations of his name arose such as Tang Sanzang, Xuanzang Sanzang, Xuanzang Dashi, and Tang Seng. In fact, his story and works became influential in other Asian countries, where his name took on localised styles of pronunciation, such as Vietnam, where he is known as Huyen Trang; Japan, where he is celebrated as Genjo; and Korea, where he is called Hyeonjang. One of his greatest written works, the Great Tang Records on the Western Regions, provides stunning accounts of his travels, including the geography, customs and political descriptions of the kingdoms he visited in Central and Southern Asia. Due to his courage, perseverance, passion, and great learning, Xuanzang is considered to be one of the most illustrious figures in Chinese history.

    Read more about his inspiring life story at: https://bit.ly/2QffHTK
  • nicholas
    Thursday, May 23. 2019 07:24 AM
    The most glorious period of the Monastery was during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) when it was converted into a Lamasery by Emperor Shunzhi (顺治帝) in the year 1656. In order to further increase the faith from Tibetans and Mongolians, Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722) bestowed the title of Provincial Commander-in-Chief to the monastery’s Senior Lama and ordered the whole state of Shanxi to allocate contributions to the temple. The roofing tiles of the Monastery were also changed to royal yellow glazed tiles in the years 1683-1691, like those used for imperial buildings. All Lama temples were then under the control of Pusa-Ding as the Imperial authority had made it the highest leading position of the region. The site has been the accommodation lodge for Qing Emperors, Mongolian warlords and Tibetan Lamas whenever they traveled to Wutaishan for pilgrimage.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2NlQkAM
  • Pastor Lanse
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 07:12 PM
    For Ku Shulan, papercutting was her heartfelt passion, which manifested in endless inspiration. Her works are colourful, full of images, and vibrant in colours, which can’t be created by a mind of mental distress or pessimism. Her legacy was not only the papercutting arts of great artistic value, but also her spirit of tenacity, perseverance, and not giving up in the face of difficulties.

    https://bit.ly/2WSgeh3
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 06:04 PM
    The Thangka of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini

    This form of the deity is known as Sahaja Heruka Chakrasamvara. He appears in a simplified form with only one face and two arms embracing the consort Vajrayogini. In some ritual texts she is referred to as Vajra Varahi; however, her most common name is Vajrayogini, or Vajra Dakini. The colour of Chakrasamvara is blue and Vajrayogini is red. Their general mood and appearance is semi-peaceful and semi-wrathful.

    Learn more here: http://bit.ly/TantricDeity
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 03:24 PM
    It is really heartbreaking reading this article. A young boy has to endure so much difficulties and rejection even from his own family members but amazingly he did not give up and continue to live independently. We can see how cruel human is, even family members do not want to accept him. They should have just find out more about HIV and learn to take care of A-Long and not letting him live alone by himself. Really hope he is with a good foster family or charity home now.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/6-year-old-aids-orphan-lives-alone.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 12:06 PM
    Ten Reasons Your Dog May Develop Behaviour Problems

    While dogs don’t experience higher emotions such as shame, spite or contempt, they have the same range of basic emotions as we do, such as happiness, sadness, relief, frustration and fear. These feelings are essential in helping dogs learn about the world, and encourage them to behave in certain ways to protect or help them. Barking, biting, chewing and many other common dog behaviour problems are often misunderstood or mishandled by dog owners. If a dog feels fear, for example, they’re likely to seek out safety from the threat and gain a sense of relief, while the positive feelings they get from cuddles and grooming encourage good relationships with those around them.

    http://bit.ly/TR-DogProblems
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 11:59 AM
    The Reasons Birds Hit Windows and How to Prevent It

    When a building has mainly glass windows instead of walls, birds are not able to capture visually the fact that it is solid. It will just be a space to explore and as such, the birds do tend to fly into the glass windows and often seriously injuring themselves. This is an article to teaching us a few methods to overcome this problem and to keep birds away in safety.

    Learn more here: http://bit.ly/BirdSafety
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 12:42 AM
    I am surprised China is actually quite advanced in environmental protection. Back in the 1960s, they had already started their environmental protection project. Back then they didn’t know if they would be able to grow trees on barren deserts but they did not give up and they keep trying. 57 years later, they created the biggest man-made forest. This is simply amazing. China does not look at short term benefit or return. They look at the long term effects.

    http://bit.ly/480MilTrees
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 11:47 PM
    Kazi Dawa Samdup (1868 – 1922) was one of the earliest translators of Tibetan Buddhist texts into the English language, and a pioneer who introduced Tibetan Buddhism to the west. During his lifetime, he had served as the interpreter to kings, lamas, politicians, and explorers such as His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso (1876 – 1933), Alexandra David-Neel (1868 – 1969), the Maharaja of Sikkim Sir Thutob Namgyal (1860 – 1914), and Sir Charles Alfred Bell (1870-1945).

    His encounters with these well-known personalities played an important role in giving him credibility, and attracting those who would offer their assistance to edit and publish his translations, such as Dr. Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz (1878 – 1965) and Sir John Woodroffe (1865 – 1936).

    http://bit.ly/KaziTranslator
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 11:23 PM
    According to Buddhist history, the first recorded use of incense occurred during Buddha Shakyamuni’s time, when a woman named Magadha Sangmo offered incense and prayers to request the Buddha to come forth and visit her village. Magadha Sangmo was the daughter of the Buddha main patron, Suddatta. She mirrored her father’s immense faith in Buddha Shakyamuni and was his ardent devotee.

    http://bit.ly/Sangmo
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  • Chris
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 10:46 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and blog team on sharing this amazing story of Jadav Payeng with us. It is such an inspiration to see how one man’s effort can make a change and leave a remarkable impact on the environment.

    Jadav Payeng is just an ordinary man that lives on Majuli island. When he saw the island is in danger, he jumps into action and starts doing what he can do, which is planting a sapling a day in the barren wasteland of Majuli island.

    In the span of 40 years, a dense forest emerged from his effort and it is now even bigger than central park in New York. Many animals such as elephants, rhinos and even tigers have returned to live in that place. What he said was inspiring.

    “I see bad things happening on my island, and I do what I can to help.” – Jadav Payeng

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/forest-man-of-india-%E5%8D%B0%E5%BA%A6%E6%A3%AE%E6%9E%97%E4%B9%8B%E5%AD%90
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 07:05 PM
    900 million trees are cut down annually throughout the world. Over 29 million trees are chopped off each day and 20 million acres of forests are sacrificed of which 6 million of those acres are turned into wood pulp to make paper. Given the extend of repercussions faced by China due to disrespect for its environment, a change of mindset should take precedence over just merely planting more trees to solve the grave matter. Perhaps this message may help them open their hearts to see that ‘Mother Nature’ is a *powerful force* not to be belittled or trifled with.
    https://bit.ly/1JiV420
  • R.Ummamageswari
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 02:08 PM
    All of us can’t run away from our own karma where everyone has to face it no matter what happens. Some of us are experiencing the karma now, so it effects our prayers and spritual practices to our god. By reading this article i can understand that by praying and believing in Dorje Shugden, it helps us to create conducive conditions for a robust life and spiritual practice.

    As a Dharma protector, Dorje Shugden will remove our obstacles, and protect us and our loved ones. Dorje Shugden’s ability to manifest in different aspects such as wrathful, peaceful, and so on which is very important as it allows him to connect with more people from different levels, to help them with their differing problems.
    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Mm65rr
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 11:44 AM
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s Precious Teaching Collection

    Since he was a child, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had shown special abilities to perform various miracles; one being invoking a female naga goddess at a nearby lake from his village.

    Read more about of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s holy Guru, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and his precious teachings: http://bit.ly/HHZongRinpoche

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
Tsem Rinpoche\'s personal shrine.
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Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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A temple with a thousand Bodhi trees. Unusual and blessed- https://bit.ly/2Xn6nj6
My way of sharing....
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My way of sharing....
Peace
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Peace
Please contemplate deeply what this message is sharing. Tsem Rinpoche
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Please contemplate deeply what this message is sharing. Tsem Rinpoche
Japanese Buddha statues. Beautiful program- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIfNibljnoI
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Japanese Buddha statues. Beautiful program- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIfNibljnoI
Japanese Buddhist altars. Beautiful- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4uqb3jPpCs
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Japanese Buddhist altars. Beautiful- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4uqb3jPpCs
Beautiful Lord Buddha carving which is so elegant. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful Lord Buddha carving which is so elegant. Tsem Rinpoche
We can love others as we heal ourselves inside...~Tsem Rinpoche
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We can love others as we heal ourselves inside...~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful short and powerful teaching by Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
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Beautiful short and powerful teaching by Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
China\'s huge Buddha statues. Amazingly beautiful- https://bit.ly/2DgSXxT
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China's huge Buddha statues. Amazingly beautiful- https://bit.ly/2DgSXxT
Such a powerful imagery of Lord Buddha\'s determination. Fasting Buddha\'s meaning- HTTP://bit.ly/2VCfKLa
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Such a powerful imagery of Lord Buddha's determination. Fasting Buddha's meaning- http://bit.ly/2VCfKLa
This poor boy is being forced to leave his friend to be sold for slaughter. Children have a natural connection with animals, and they know it is wrong to hurt and kill them. Children lose this connection by being indoctrinated (brainwashed) by their parents/peers into believing animals are here to be exploited, killed, and eaten.- from Lucinda Smyth FB page
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This poor boy is being forced to leave his friend to be sold for slaughter. Children have a natural connection with animals, and they know it is wrong to hurt and kill them. Children lose this connection by being indoctrinated (brainwashed) by their parents/peers into believing animals are here to be exploited, killed, and eaten.- from Lucinda Smyth FB page
Some people really struggle and put in so much effort in their lives. Amazing. Tsem Rinpoche
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Some people really struggle and put in so much effort in their lives. Amazing. Tsem Rinpoche
18th Century Mongolian made Namgyalma statue. Very artistic. Very beautiful. Usually her arms are \'all over the place\' but this one is so artistically placed and poised. Tsem Rinpoche
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18th Century Mongolian made Namgyalma statue. Very artistic. Very beautiful. Usually her arms are 'all over the place' but this one is so artistically placed and poised. Tsem Rinpoche
My mother Ms. Dewa Nimbo came out with a new book. I am happy for her. Tsem Rinpoche
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My mother Ms. Dewa Nimbo came out with a new book. I am happy for her. Tsem Rinpoche
Challenges makes you more responsible. Always remember that life without struggle is a life without success. Don\'t give up and learn not to quit.~-Rumi
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Challenges makes you more responsible. Always remember that life without struggle is a life without success. Don't give up and learn not to quit.~-Rumi
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  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    4 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    5 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    5 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    5 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    5 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    5 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    5 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    5 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    5 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    5 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    6 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    6 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    6 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    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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