10 Sleep Mistakes & Their Solutions!!

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A lot of people nowadays complain about not being able to sleep, blaming it on their stressful work place and having too much on their minds. But what people are not aware of, us that their habitual actions create the conditions for them to have trouble sleeping day in and day out.

Personally, I don’t like to sleep and also I can’t sleep, and this has been going on for many years now. I have recently been receiving treatment for it from a very good Chinese doctor, Dr Jiang. He told me that many years ago, a lot of bad chi entered me because of the way I washed and dried my hair. This bad chi has stopped me from falling asleep easily, and it also gave me a false sense of energy so I kept working until I got even more tired and sick.

Recently, the doctor began acupuncture treatment on me and it was very painful when he first started but he said that it was a good sign, because it meant the treatment was working. Anyway, the doctor has been treating me to release the bad chi. Today he put 10 needles in me and when he pulled them out, I started shivering on cue. It was uncontrollable and lasted for about 30 seconds. The doctor never told me about it or told me to expect it, it just happened. After that, he explained that it was the bad chi coming out of my body. I am now about 60 percent healed, and have another 40 percent to go which the doctor says will be tough because the bad chi has gone quite deep in me. Luckily it did not go to my bones but it is still very deep.

For about two weeks now, since treatment started, I have also been very exhausted and falling asleep. It is not the kind of exhaustion I can overcome or fight. I have been very tired, and recently it has not taken much for me to collapse and fall asleep. I told my doctor about this today, and he said it is a good sign also. He said it means the bad chi is going from my body, so I can sleep again and whenever I sleep, I generate more good chi. He has also been treating my solar plexus to help me to generate more good chi. It means that I can sleep very deeply now, which I never used to be able to. Yesterday I slept from 9pm and woke up at 4am, and it was a very deep sleep and nobody could wake me up.

So I have been benefitting from Chinese medical treatment for my inability to sleep, and I can recommend this method of treatment for you if you have a qualified, good Chinese doctor near you. For many other people though, they cannot sleep because of how they sleep.

Below is a research article that I found on the ten most common mistakes that people make when it comes to sleeping and their solutions… do take a look at them. I hope it helps.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Although we may not like to admit it, many of the sleep problems we experience are the result of bad habits and behaviors. We stay up late or sleep in late. We eat foods that disagree with us or enjoy a drink late at night, oblivious to their disruptive impact on our sleep rhythms.

Over time, we teach our bodies not to sleep. For relief, we often turn to sleeping pills, which mask, rather than solve, the problem and can lead to addiction. Ultimately for real success, with insomnia as with any chronic problem, one must look for the underlying imbalances and root causes and address those.

 
Mistake #1: Not keeping a consistent sleep schedule

We often think we can compensate for lost sleep by going to bed extra early another night, but the body clock’s ability to regulate healthy sleep patterns depends on consistency. We stay up late on weekends, expecting to catch up on sleep later or use the weekend to make up for lost sleep during the week. Both practices disrupt bodily rhythms, and late-night weekends in particular can cause insomnia during the workweek.

Solution: Create a routine and stick to it

Getting up and going to bed around the same time, even on weekends, is the most important thing you can do to establish good sleep habits. Our bodies thrive on regularity and a consistent sleep schedule is the best reinforcement for the body’s internal clock. Waking and sleeping at set times reinforces a consistent sleep rhythm and reminds the brain when to release sleep and wake hormones, and more importantly, when not to.

 
Mistake #2: Using long naps to counter sleep loss

Long naps during the day—especially after 4 p.m. or even brief nods in the evening while watching TV—can damage a good sleep rhythm and keep you from enjoying a full sleep at night.

Solution: Nap for no more than thirty minutes

If naps are absolutely necessary, make sure you only nap once a day and keep it under a half hour and before 4 p.m. In general, short naps may not hurt sleep; in fact, a short siesta for half an hour after lunch or a twenty-minute power nap before 4 p.m. works well for many people.

 
Mistake #3: Not preparing for sleep

Expecting the body to go from full speed to a standstill without slowing down first is unrealistic. Our bodies need time to produce enough sleep neurotransmitters to send feedback signals to the brain’s sleep center, which will result in the release of sleep hormones to allow you to doze off.

Solution: Take the time to shift slowly into sleep

Create an electronic sundown. By 10 p.m., stop sitting in front of a computer screen (or TV screen) and switch off all electronic devices. They’re too stimulating to the brain and will cause you to stay awake longer. Also, prepare for bed. Dim the lights an hour or more before going to bed, take a warm bath, listen to calming music or soothing sounds, do some restorative yoga or relaxation exercises. Getting your mind and body ready for sleep is essential. Remove any distractions (mentally and physically) that will prevent you from sleeping.

 
Mistake #4: Not giving your body the right sleep signals

Our bodies depend on signals to tell them when to fall asleep and when to wake up, the two most fundamental ones being darkness and light. But we live and work in artificially lit environments and often miss out on the strongest regulatory signal of all: natural sunlight. When we do go to sleep, our bodies need complete darkness for production of the important sleep hormone, melatonin. Often our bedrooms are not pitch dark, thereby interfering with this key process.

Solution: At night, keep the room as dark as possible

Find the culprits in your bedroom: the alarm clock readout that glows in bright red, the charging indicator on your cell phone or PDA, the monitor on your computer, the battery indicator on the cordless phone or answering machine, the DVD clock and timer. Even the tiniest bit of light in the room can disrupt your pineal gland’s production of sleep hormones and therefore disturb your sleep rhythms. Conceal or move the clock, cover all the lights of any electronic device, and use dark shades or drapes on the windows if they are exposed to light. If all of that’s not possible, wear an eye mask. If you get up in the middle of the night, try keeping the light off when you go to the bathroom. Use a flashlight or night light.

 
Mistake #5: Having a bedtime snack of refined grains or sugars

These are metabolic disruptors that raise blood sugar and overstress the organs involved in hormone regulation throughout the body. This hormone roller coaster can affect sleep cycles by waking you up at odd times during sleep as the hormone levels fluctuate.

Solution: If you have to eat, have a high-protein snack

It’s better not to have anything before bed, but at least a high-protein snack will not only prevent the hormone roller coaster, but also may provide L-tryptophan, an amino acid needed to produce melatonin.

 
Mistake #6: Using sleeping pills to fall and stay asleep

Sleeping pills mask sleep problems and do not resolve the underlying cause of insomnia. Many sleep studies have concluded that sleeping pills, whether prescription or over-the-counter, do more harm than good over the long-term. They can be highly addictive, and studies have found them to be potentially dangerous. For short-term use, there may be a need for sleeping pills, but over time, they can actually make insomnia worse, not better. If you’ve been taking them for a long time, ask a doctor to help you design a regimen to wean yourself off them.

Solution: Learn relaxation techniques

Aside from physical problems, stress may be the number one cause of sleep disorders. Temporary stress can lead to chronic insomnia and circadian rhythm sleep disorders. Many people tell me they can’t switch off their racing minds and therefore can’t sleep. Do some breathing exercises, restorative yoga, or meditation. These will calm the mind and reduce the fears and worries that trigger the stress.

 
Mistake #7: Using alcohol to fall asleep

Because of alcohol’s sedating effect, many people with insomnia drink it to promote sleep. Alcohol does have an initial sleep-inducing effect, but as the body breaks it down, it usually impairs sleep during the second half of the night, leading to a reduction in overall sleep time. Habitual alcohol consumption just before bedtime can reduce its sleep-inducing effect, while its disruptive effects continue or even increase.

Solution: Take nutrients that calm the body and mind, getting you ready for sleep

Don’t drink alcohol to help you sleep. Look for a calming formula that has some of the following: amino acids, L theanine, taurine, 5 HTP and GABA, and herbs like lemon balm, passion flower, chamomile, and valerian root. Taking calcium and magnesium at night is also helpful. For some people, especially those over fifty, melatonin can be helpful, too. This is because the body produces less melatonin with advancing age and may explain why elderly people often have difficulty sleeping and respond well to melatonin.

 
Mistake #8: Watching television to fall asleep

Because we have no trouble at all falling asleep in the living room in front of the TV, many of us watch TV in bed to help us fall asleep. But when we do that, we invariably wake up later on. This sets up a cycle or conditioning that reinforces poor sleep at night. I have had many patients over the years develop insomnia due to this type of conditioning.

Solution: Get the TV out of the bedroom

Don’t watch TV in bed. The bed should be associated with sleep.

 
Mistake #9: Staying in bed hoping to fall asleep

If you can’t fall asleep within thirty to forty-five minutes, chances are you won’t for at least another hour, and perhaps even longer. You may have missed the open “sleep gate,” or missed catching the sleep wave. A sleep gate is the open window of time your body will allow you to fall asleep. Researchers have found that our brain goes through several sleep cycles each night where all sleep phases are repeated. These cycles last from ninety minutes to two hours, and at the beginning of each cycle, the body’s sleep gate opens. You won’t be able to fall asleep when your sleep gate is closed.

Solution: Catch the sleep wave

If you find you can’t fall asleep within forty-five minutes, get up and get out of the bedroom. Read a book, do a restorative yoga pose, or do some other calming activity for another one and a half to two hours before trying to sleep again. Staying in bed only causes stress over not sleeping.

Sleep is like surfing; you need to catch that sleep wave. Have you ever been exhausted and yet you avoid going to sleep and then a few hours later when you’re ready for bed, you’re suddenly wide awake? You missed the wave.

 
Mistake #10: Making sleep a performance issue

Often just thinking about sleep affects your ability to fall asleep. What happens frequently is that the way you cope with the insomnia becomes as much of a problem as the insomnia itself. It often becomes a vicious cycle of worrying about not being able to sleep, which leads to worsening sleep problems. Like so many things in life, sleep is about letting go, going with the flow. It needs to become a natural rhythm like breathing, something that comes automatically that you don’t think about.

Solution: Let go and go with the flow

Use the time to practice breathing exercises or meditation and to become aware of how what you eat, what medications you take, what behaviors or certain activities can affect your sleep cycle. Increase your awareness by paying attention to your body and becoming conscious of how you react to different foods and situations. Use this time productively, instead of getting upset that you can’t fall asleep.

One final point:

For chronic insomniacs, especially if you’re a heavy snorer, make sure sleep apnea is not the cause. This is a serious condition that affects at least 12 million Americans, many of whom have not been diagnosed. Usually they are heavy snorers. What happens is that the tissues at the back of the throat relax, and in so doing, block the airways. The brain senses oxygen deprivation, and sends wakeup signals. There is a release of adrenaline and cortisol, the stress hormone. Not only does this interfere with sleep, it can increase blood pressure, raising your risk of heart problems and stroke. It can also interfere with insulin sensitivity, and increases your risk of diabetes.

Source: http://www.drfranklipman.com/sleep-tips-top-10-sleep-mistakes-and-their-solutions/

 

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  1. June Kang on Nov 27, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    According to National Sleep Foundation that longer term, too little sleep may contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and stroke. These ten points are good to help you if you can’t sleep. Good practice of sleep including getting to bed on time will keep you more healthy. I do not have any problem of sleep eventhough sometime i had work stress, i always tell myself let go the problems first and have a quality sleep in order for me to have a fresh mind tomorrow morning to think how to solve it.

  2. Mingwen on Nov 27, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Many of us has no problem of falling asleep, but how many of us can have good quality sleep?

    & Why do we “sleep”?
    – some people tend to sleep longer hours not because they are feeling due to after a long duration of activities but simply due to laziness.

    – some people could sleep just for 5 to 6 hours daily & they feel energetic & productive during daily activities.

    The body & the mind can never separate in the sense of both of them are interdependence. Hence, the root cause of people having issues of sleep, can be various.

  3. Julia Tan on Nov 27, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Having enough rest is very important. many problems will accrue as mentioned above when we don’t get enough rest. The feeling is not nice at all. I used to have sleeping problem many years ago I think due my work schedule and life style. I think mostly due to my own personality.

    After I met the dharma. With the blessings of the three jewels, my sleeping problem solved. No more medication needed any more. I think having that letting go and go with the flow way in our daily life is very important.

    Thanks for sharing the article, I hope it helps many out there who has sleeping problems.

  4. Pastor Henry Ooi on Nov 27, 2019 at 7:17 am

    These 10 pointers are good guidelines for those who have trouble sleeping. There could be more mistakes and solutions than these 10, I think. There are some people who can sleep almost anytime, some people can sleep almost anywhere, and some almost in any positions. I guess having no problem sleeping or having problem sleeping is up to the individual. As for me, in general, I do not have problem sleeping.

  5. TekLee on Nov 27, 2019 at 2:25 am

    Sleeping is essential for everybody, it’s just that some people sleep less, some sleep more. This 8ndeed is a very good article to help people who has sleeping problem. I read an article before which was about the sleeping cycle. If we really don’t have time to sleep, or have problem sleeping, try follow the sleeping cycle, which it just required a one an an a half hour sleep, then it’ll keep us awake for the next 5 hours.

  6. pammie yap on Nov 27, 2019 at 2:10 am

    We should always have enough rest for our precious body. I realized that not having enough sleep can also cause discomfort to our body in many ways. I usually go for some massage to help release muscle tension. And I find it a big relieve because my body can have a good rest after the massage. Besides the mistakes above, this is one of the recommended ways that will be able to help our tired body.

  7. Justin on Nov 27, 2019 at 1:49 am

    Above all, the worst thing to happen to us would probably taking sleeping pills to help us to sleep. It is probably due to the fact that the person is having some unresolved problem(s) which develops into mental stress. It says a lot about the need of people to find mental peacefulness in this modern day of life.

  8. Vivian Ong on Nov 27, 2019 at 1:40 am

    I personally do not have sleeping problems but once in a while maybe yes due to my body is unwell. Napping, taking coffee or watching tv does not affect my sleep too. I guess this is more to individual bodies.

  9. Andrea Lai on Nov 27, 2019 at 12:52 am

    I used to attach with mistake #8 when I was working in shifts. Unknowingly such habit affected my health terribly. Fortunately, my health recovered and recalling back, realizing was come from working stress. It affected my lifestyle, health and my performance too. I used another solution is not removing the television but to control my mind not induce into such habit, eat well and meditate more.

  10. Anne Ong on Dec 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this article on sleeping mistakes. Very good advice. And i guess not many people realized these mistakes. I will try to keep these in mind and share it on social media with others. _/\_

  11. Fong on Nov 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Most times, people work very hard to just finish what they have to do. And, everyone has 24 hours. When there are datelines to be met, there are datelines to be met. So, very hardworking drive themselves beyond the “normal’ routines and times. So, then it becomes a vicious cycle. To switch back to ‘normal’ mode, it will take time.

    This is another reason why those who work shifts, especially those on the graveyard shift, get a week off to switch their mode back to ‘normal’.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing. This is as relevant now as when the article was first posted in 2011.

  12. Annie on Jan 3, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thanks for sharing these solutions for better sleep. I’ve been encountered great difficulties to falls asleep 2 years already. Recently I practice to sleep on a routine & it works. I believe a healthy life style is very important to everyone.

  13. Vinnie Tan on Jul 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all these mistakes that all of us have. Many of us, even for the younger kids, do experience the inability to sleep. Hence we think that it is because of insomnia that is why we cannot sleep. But these are actually the real reason that causes us to not be able to sleep. Next time when I hear someone having sleep problems, I know that I can recommend them to read this.

  14. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jul 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article here. It is helpful in the sense that it tells us what could possibly be our sleep mistakes and provide us with solutions.

    It is all about natural remedies, listening to our body and trying to live our lives according to the natural cycle – for example, not to have late nights during certain days of the week with the plan that we can make up for it at some other days.

    I am happy to read that Rinpoche has solved at least 60% of your sleeping problem and I hope that after about 1 ½ year Rinpoche has made much progress in this aspect and that Rinpoche can fall asleep whenever you want.

    Do take good care Rinpoche, because a good health is the precursor for many things in our lives.

  15. mima on May 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for all this information. Thank you for all your kindness and help.

  16. Maggie Chang on Apr 15, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for writing this post, I have trouble sleeping too. This post helping.

  17. Lim Han Nee on Mar 22, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for this sharing on the problem of insomnia. i am glad that Rinpoche has found a solution to make you have real and adequate sleep in Dr Jiang’s treatment.
    I have been a chronic insomniac since I retired 10 years ago.Like Dawnene I tried everything and in the end, my doctor, agreeing that sleep was important for me, put me on a relaxant. I have been taking a relaxant like Xanax nightly for many years already. I have become psychologically dependent on it. The problem now is my doctor cannot get a supply of the Xanax and has to give me an equivalent which is very costly.At the same time, she has latched on to the idea that my insomnia is a physiological problem that can be treated by using a 1 and 1/2 year course of a couple of drugs to change the chemistry of my brain and wean me off a dependency on a relaxant.(She doesn’t believe that I should go to a therapist/psychiatrist in this part of the world).

    Unfortunately, she has forgotten that my problem is more deep-seated than that. As she originally diagnosed it, I suffer from anxiety neurosis, which, despite my now coming into Dharma and trying to train and transform my mind, still rears its ugly head. I get panic attacks in an unpredictable manner; like last Wednesday, I was all set to be lead chanter of Menlha, when the attack came and I was such a mess as lead chanter all the way.
    I wonder if Dr Jiang can help me? I know in the end, I can only get out of it through mind training and transformation, but I’m still stuck at the ‘concept’, ‘intellectual level’.

    I was watching “A Kingly Speech” the other day and became glued to the TV, seeing King George VI, suffering as he stammered through every attempt at making a speech, despite all the various attempts to overcome it and the great need to do so. It was WWII and his public addresses were ‘food’ and ‘medicine’ for the millions of Britons at home and abroad in the battlefields.(Fortunately, he found someone who was able to be there for him every time he had to make those important public addresses). It is like that with me still. Every time, I try to sleep without taking my relaxant or taking a half dose, I will struggle and struggle and then give up because I wasn’t going to get any sleep that night. And I had kept myself busy and my mind off my sleep problem that whole day.

  18. Monteiro Neto on Mar 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Chinese medicine, specially acupuncture really works for me as well. I also have sleep issues due to anxiety, which improves with the Chinese treatment. I have also been treated recently with a combination of herbs, which was new to me. They work very well too. It is amazing to feel the body sensations during a acupuncture sessions. All of you who have sleep problems, please seek professional help. There is no need to suffer.

  19. mary donnelly on Mar 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    So here i am at 4:15 am reading this after having slept on the couch for a few hours. I have horrible sleep habits and a lack of routine (discipline) this also affects my practice. thank you for this article. May I find the strength to become more disciplined!

  20. Dawnene on Mar 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I’ve suffered from chronic insomnia for over 25 years to the point that it impacts my ability to focus at work or to get daily tasks done. I’ve tried everything, my bedroom is a sleeping “palace” quiet, soft good quality sheets, no lights of any kind, nice fan going to circulate air, no television (I haven’t watched television in 15 years) so alcohol, nothing however, I can’t sleep, even if I meditate, relax, do all the things that are suggested, nothing works. I’m fortunate if I get 3 or 4 hours a night. After all these years, it has taken a huge toll on me and has limited my energy resources. I wish I could find a good Chinese doctor here in New Orleans to help me with this. Thank you for sharing, I hope that it continues to work for you, I know that you, like me, typically sleep for 1 or 2 hours and then wake up.

  21. Li Kim on Mar 4, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Oh dear! Except for mistake #2, I am so very guilty of committing all 9 mistakes. In fact as I sit here reading this, the thought of removing my TV from my room is making me lose sleep : )

    It is true what Rinpoche writes about here. Sleeping healthily is training and corrections of bad habits. It is my daily plan to sleep early and better, the plan alone gets me all wired. I enjoy a glass of wine before sleep, and then I watch some TV to accompany the wine… Then it is 2 hours later…3 mistakes at one time!!

    Looking deeper, managing sleep patterns is like mind training.

    If we can train and transform our minds to sleep better, we should look into training and transforming our minds to be better people… By being a better person I will probably sleep better too.

  22. ck liew on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche ,

    I am really really glad the treatment is working and you get to sleep better. Although you dont like to sleep much but good and adequate sleep is so important to have a next good day ahead. With good sleep it energize us. I wish you recover 100% soon.

    Thanks for sharing the info about getting good sleep and at least we know chinese treatment works! : )

    Have a good , deep slumber tonight !

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    Well good and very informative article reflexology. After reading it , I learn some knowledge from there. Reflexology may be beneficial in restoring balance and harmony in the body and releasing tension. Practitioners believe that it helps facilitate a deep state of relaxation, calm the emotions, and produce a peaceful mind. Researchers have been doing a research on it , found that there’s many benefits to support it. When an application of pressure to our feet, hands, or ears , it sends a calming message to the central nervous system, which in turn signals the body to adjust the tension level. That’s fantastic.
    Interesting read of how the spread of reflexology was introduced to Europe can be traced to the 14th Century. And then to USA , by William H. Fitzgerald, an American doctor known as the father of reflexology. And how he developed the Zone Theory.
    Thank you Pastor Antoinette Kass for sharing this post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-healing-power-of-reflexology.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 21. 2020 06:32 PM
    Dorje Shugden’s practice was first established within the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. They regarded Dorje Shugen as an enlightened being, as such together with Setrab and Tsiu Marpo formed the triune of Sakya Protectors known as Gyalpo Sum. It was practiced first by the Sakyas and was later transmitted to the Gelug school where it was practiced by the majority of the Gelugpas. Many high Lamas has since been relying on Dorje Shugden as their dharma protector as they its a beneficial practice and has continued to thrive due to the courage and commitment of high lamas.
    The 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen being as a reincarnation of his own grandfather, the 35th Sakya Trizin Tashi Rinchen. Interesting stories told as how he was born and the special link with the Sakya Trizins. Dragshul Trinley Rinchen was more of a hermit lama, and incredibly having visions of both Tara and Vajrayogini.
    Recording to the Sakya throne holders the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden indeed definitively is Avalokiteshvara. Six of them are confirmed to have practiced Dorje Shugden. And even composed prayers, pujas , propagated and promoted Dorje Shugden within the sacred Sakya lineage. Chapels been built too as such they cannot be wrong in their practice and a very research evidence had also confirmed it too. Interesting read …biography of a Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/39th-sakya-trizin-dragshul-trinley-rinchen.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Feb 20. 2020 05:13 PM
    Thank you for you thoughtful sharing of providing natural relief of those who are suffering from migraine. To my experience migraine is a chronic illness because I have suffered from them. Most people assume that the migraine was triggered by one single item but
    to me it’s due to a combination of factors.

    I think this article will be so much helpful for many who is looking for solution to prevent and cure this chronic illness.

    Hope this natural remedies will benefits many to explore a new treatment and prevent them from taking magic pills for fast relief.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 20. 2020 04:19 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this well research article on Sakya lineage connection with Dorje Shugden . The Sakya Lineage and Dorje Shugden has a long related history over hundred years ago. Wow……six out of the 42 supreme Sakya throne holders, six of the throne holders had indeed practiced Dorje Shugden. And even the 31st and 37th Sakya Trizin, two of the throne were recognised to be the incarnations of Dorje Shugden. They even built chapels and composed prayer texts to Dorje Shugden. It has proven that not only Gelug lineage did propitiate Dorje Shugden but also Sakya lineage. Sakya Lamas had practiced Dorje Shugden even long before the Gelug lamas. Dorje Shugden had been practiced by so many masters and lamas from various schools of Buddhism . Dorje Shugden was enthroned first as a Dharma protector in Tibet over 400 years ago by the highest Sakya throneholders and masters. Hence these practice is not a minor practice after all. It has again proven that Dorje Shugden is a beneficial practice and not the evil practice as claimed by CTA.
    Interesting read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sakya-lineage-dorje-shugden.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Feb 19. 2020 02:40 PM
    Very interesting and inspiring article. It is very true our human perception toward a point of view like what is right or wrong there is always a mistake or I should said in most time is wrong or is not bringing any benefits to us.
    All our problems arise from the mind. So to solve them, we need to work on the mind. Hence, no martial arts can be greater than spirituality. Thank you very much for sharing this profound story with us.

    https://bit.ly/2V1RuEU
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Feb 19. 2020 02:22 PM
    I feel so blessed for learning something from this article. Thank you so much for your thoughtful sharing. I truly understand the possess power to change our lives during our falls was actually a good sign. I gained some positive energy and felt was extremely incredible!

    There are highs and lows in any journey, however if life is more down than up, then it’s time to question why, I had a great teaching from this sharing.

    I totally agree that the lows should be appreciated and enjoyed, because its from the lows that experience the highs. Living our life with positivity so that we can continue to improve and achieve what we desire.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:32 PM
    Amazing architecture of a small village Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan in the Flaming Mountains. Amazing ancient Buddhist caves dug into the hillside dated as far back as 3rd century AD. Well….they are the oldest in Xinjiang. With an interesting history behind this village. Buddhism spread here from India along the ancient Silk Road but declined after the Turkic Muslim conquests in the late 13th century. Many then converted to Muslim and a number of caves of ancient painting were destroyed. Amazing pictures of ceiling panels with standing Buddhas, and Thousand-Buddha motifs in the post . Its indeed a treasure trove of stone carvings and mural paintings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:30 PM
    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. Life is short and the time of death is uncertain. Act now, its never be late to learn, practice Dharma in our life. Death is a challenge, never waste our time on something which leads us to nowhere. Learning Dharma is our best choice, do Dharma works to benefits others and always works with it. This will miraculously transform our whole life before the moment of death that really matters.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-precise-moment.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:28 PM
    Geshe Thupten Lama one of the great scholars and masters who will never give up Dorje Shugden ‘s practice and courageously spoke up openly against the ban. Even wrote letters to Dalai Lama defending the ban on Dorje Shugden. Because of all these his life was threatened and was forced to seek political asylum in America. The CTA even considered him as a evil Chinese spy. Since the Dorje Shugden controversy many people had suffered causing disharmony, discrimination, families and monasteries torn apart are some of the examples. To have harmony and peace in a country we should have freedom to practice one’s own religion and beliefs. And politics should not involve religion in any government. Peace cannot be kept by force , it can only be achieved by understanding. All should be treated equally and without prejudice regardless of our religion views.
    Geshe Thupten Lama is indeed a great scholar and was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile, wrote a book …..The Supreme Path to the Trikaya, which explained all about on the practice of the Six Paramitas or the Six Perfections, and other beneficial Dharma treasures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-supreme-path-to-the-trikaya.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 03:46 PM
    The Incredible Legend of Hoichi the Earless Minstrel is exactly that, the suspense with a great interesting twist to the ending. Not so perfect as is in real life, the sacrifice of his ears for his life in peace, although of course not by his choice but the negligence of another.

    In this story, we can see how they use Heart Sutra to as protection from black magic and ward off evil spirits. Thank you very much for sharing such an intriguing story about Hoichi the Earless Minstrel.


    https://bit.ly/3bW6F8K

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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
    11 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    11 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • 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.
    11 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    11 months ago
    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
    11 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years 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!
    1 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    1 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years 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).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss 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.
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    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    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.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 days ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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