A Sad State of Affairs

By | May 12, 2018 | Views: 1,407

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Public relations and marketing have been very powerful tools for the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) over the last 60 years. From their headquarters in Dharamsala, North India, the Tibetan leadership have used these tools to further their own self-interests and, exploiting most people’s ignorance, they have portrayed their community as pitiful refugees who are well-deserving recipients of foreign aid.

I say this without meaning to cause offence, but to shed some light on the hard truths that everyone needs to face. I say this as someone who was formerly passionate about supporting the so-called Tibetan cause, who saw with my own eyes how easily people are swept away by the romantic notion of Tibet as an idyllic Shangri-la where everyone is tolerant, forgiving and kind. I myself bought into the story that the community is oppressed and they need our help. In reality however, things are far from perfect and the only ones doing the oppressing these days are the CTA themselves. So in writing about this, I hope to share with people a different angle and perspective about the Tibetan leadership and the community that very few know, or want to know about. The truth can be painful but knowing the truth also helps us to come up with real solutions to fix real problems.

So we already know about the recent self-created scandals that the CTA are currently dealing with, but these scandals are just the tip of the iceberg. All is not well in the Tibetan settlements and the CTA has worked hard to keep it under wraps, fearful that the international community may stop financially supporting an administration that has failed their people so badly.

Nevertheless, people talk and so my friends in the settlements tell me that:

 

1. Fewer Tibetans are coming from Tibet

More are opting to stay in Tibet because the living conditions there have dramatically improved over the last few years. For example, while the CTA have failed to create adequate economic opportunities for their people in exile, employment opportunities are aplenty in China which is rapidly industrialising and modernising.

Education in Tibet, both secular and monastic, has also improved in recent years and the Chinese leadership have allocated billions for the regeneration of the monasteries and this key aspect of Tibetan culture. This is in stark contrast to the CTA who not only leaves their monasteries to fend for themselves, but even makes life harder for them by encouraging monastic schism and in-fighting, thereby driving sponsors away.

Foremost however, is that life in Tibet is getting better because it has undeniably more freedom compared to life in exile. This especially applies to Dorje Shugden practitioners — in Tibet, the government in areas like Markham have made it illegal to discriminate against anyone on the basis of their religion, whereas the CTA has done the opposite and institutionalised segregation against Shugden practitioners. For example, the CTA circulated memos to various departments instructing them not to issue identification documents to asylum-seeking Shugden practitioners arriving in India from Tibet. This is to prevent them from accessing the welfare that the Indian government offers Tibetan refugees, thereby making life so difficult for these Shugden practitioners that they are forced to return to Tibet.

Since there is no denying that Tibet is home, more and more Tibetans are thinking, why give up the security and comforts of home for the uncertainty and insecurity of a life in exile? As a result, fewer Tibetans are opting to leave Tibet for India.

Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) school

Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) school

 

2. Because fewer Tibetans are arriving in India from Tibet, classes are emptying

In Dharamsala where the main Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) school is located, there is a huge enrolment deficit caused by the older generation of Tibetans graduating and a dramatic decline in the registration of new Tibetan pupils. To ensure that foreign sponsors do not see this and to keep up the facade of a vibrant school environment, the CTA has taken to combining classrooms so that foreign visitors are under the impression that TCV schools continue to thrive and therefore there is a need to continue sponsoring them. The CTA have also even begun to admit students from Nepal and India, when even as recently as a decade ago, these ‘foreign’ students would have found it impossible to gain entry into Tibetan schools.

 

3. The enrolment deficit is also being felt in the monasteries

In Gaden, Sera and Drepung, the population of monks is dropping for similar reasons to the Tibetan schools. Not only are there no new monks joining them from Tibet, but many monks and geshes are leaving India to return to Tibet. They are being attracted back by the improved conditions there — monasteries are receiving funding from the government in Beijing, and the monks themselves have the freedom to focus on their religious studies as long as they abide by the country’s laws.

 

4. There are less monastic politics in Tibet, so they can focus on their studies.

In Tibet, the monks do not have to fulfil the obligations that the CTA imposes on the monasteries in exile. Geshes, for example, can focus on teaching instead of enforcing the undemocratic Dorje Shugden ban which many of them do not agree with anyway.

The Dorje Shugden ban has driven the monasteries apart and split the Sangha community in two, and an increasing number of monks and nuns are starting to see this and hold the Tibetan leadership responsible for the split. Ironically, it is under the Chinese leadership that the Sangha community has the freedom to engage in genuine Sangha activities, instead of having to enforce political initiatives. So these days, the monks in exile are so tired of having to follow the CTA’s policies that Shugden and non-Shugden monks have begun meeting up with each other anyway, in spite of the ban.

For example, during Jamyang Gunchoe (winter debate), Shar Gaden monks were observed going next door to Gaden Shartse Monastery to receive teachings from the old geshes there, so they could prepare for their debates. During Losar (Tibetan New Year), Gaden Shartse monks were observed going next door to Shar Gaden Monastery to pay their respects to the high lamas there, and vice versa.

These monks grew up together and studied together; they lived, ate, worked and slept together and were literally the same, singular community of monks until the CTA forced them apart with the ban. What the CTA did with the Dorje Shugden ban to force this community apart was undeniably wrong; what these monks are doing, which is trying to be harmonious in spite of a difference in opinions, is not. It remains to be seen whether the monks will be punished but certainly everyone will be watching to see if once again, the Tibetan leadership will clamp down on religious freedoms as they have so often done over the last 60 years.

 

5. Gaden Shartse Monastery, especially, has suffered a great deal due to the Dorje Shugden ban

At the aforementioned Jamyang Gunchoe, the monks of Gaden, Sera and Drepung Monasteries come together to debate on topics like Tsel Ma Namdrel (English: Commentaries on logic; Sanskrit: Pramana Vartikka). Note that Shar Gaden and Serpom monks will gather separately for their own winter debate sessions, since they are Shugden-practising monks and not allowed to join the wider community of Sangha.

A friend told me that during the recent winter debates, while Sera and Drepung were able to send perhaps 30-40 monks to participate, Gaden Shartse was only able to send five to six monks who were “bullied” by the larger crowd from the other monasteries. It was an embarrassing situation for Shartse, which has always had the smallest number of monks and yet has managed to produce luminaries and renowned scholars such as His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Politics has torn this great institution apart which personally, I find difficult to witness because it is my teacher’s monastery.

Imagine not being able to go home for over a decade, and being cut off from everyone you know. Imagine hearing about close friends passing away, and not being able to see them before they pass because of a ban discriminating against your religious practice that keeps you separated from everyone you know. Rinpoche has not been able to return to Gaden Shartse for the last 12 years because Rinpoche would be forced to swear out of his Dorje Shugden practice if he were to return. That is something that Rinpoche would find impossible to do because it was a practice given to him by his root guru His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Similarly, personal safety and security will be an issue — due to Rinpoche’s respectful but vocal opposition to the Dorje Shugden ban, it has made Rinpoche a target for violence and vulgarities by anti-Shugden supporters of the Tibetan leadership.

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche meeting the present incarnation of H.H. Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche meeting the current incarnation of H.H. Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery

 

6. The monks do not like the ban on Dorje Shugden but cannot do or say more

My friend told me that many people do not agree with the Dorje Shugden ban and, in fact, personally have no bad feelings towards Shugden practitioners. It is the CTA who continuously instigates hatred against Shugden practitioners, and forces non-Shugden practitioners to stay apart from Shugden devotees. And while the monks wish they could say or do more against the ban, many of them have relatives and families still living in the Tibetan exiled settlements. There would be repercussions levied against them if any of the monks should speak up against the Dorje Shugden ban. These repercussions could even extend to their relatives inside Tibet, where the CTA has contacts and supporters who would be able to instigate trouble against them.

 

7. Many monks have disrobed and left the settlements for a life in the West

These monks found themselves trapped between a rock and a hard place and have been completely disheartened as a result of all the conflict that the CTA has instigated in the Tibetan settlements. Some monks gave up their practice and tried to stay silent, but remaining in the monasteries meant that from time to time, the CTA would still try to force them to speak against Shugden practitioners.

So on the one hand, existing monks are disrobing, returning their vows and becoming lay people. On the other hand, fewer monks are coming to India from Tibet, because conditions there have dramatically improved. Add that to the fact fewer young Tibetans want to be ordained; as a result of the CTA’s politics and interference, the monasteries’ reputations have suffered so badly among the Tibetans, that parents now use ordination as a threat to punish their children i.e. if they do not behave, they will be sent to the monastery to become monks.

To top all of this off, many monks are returning to Tibet because the conditions there have improved. As a result, the Tibetan monasteries in India are emptying out and to maintain numbers, they are being forced to recruit new monks from India and Nepal. However, many of these monks disrobe when they are older; some who go back to their homes in India and Nepal for short holidays never return because their families pressure them to remain, get jobs and work to provide for everyone. Many of the Indian and Nepali monks also find it difficult to tolerate the ongoing discrimination against them by the ethnic Tibetan monks, because they are not ‘real’ Tibetan monks.

 

8. All of this monastic turmoil shows just how important it is to have a good abbot

It has been said by many of the monks that the last great abbot that Gaden Shartse Monastery had was His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin (Kensur Mara) who was forced to resign because he acted out of compassion for the Dorje Shugden monks.

When the ban was imposed, Gaden Shartse was going to splinter in two because the Shugden monks were being forced to leave and establish their own monastery, Shar Gaden. Upon hearing about this, Kensur Rinpoche made a fair split of Shartse’s properties and assets. This was nothing sinister on Kensur Rinpoche’s part — everything that a monastery possesses, is equally owned by all of the incumbent monks. Therefore when half the monks are being forced to leave to form their own community, it is only right that they take with them the half of the assets that belong to them.

Kensur Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin himself does not personally practise Dorje Shugden so it was not that he supports Dorje Shugden, has any vested interest in supporting the monks or was coerced into helping them. The only reason Kensur Rinpoche allowed this split of the assets is because it was the right thing to do. And because Kensur Rinpoche acted in accordance with the Vinaya (rules from the Buddha which govern monastic conduct), the CTA punished him for his fair and objective behaviour and forced him to resign.

After this incident, Shartse’s subsequent abbots were known to be no more than the CTA’s puppets. Since Kensur Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin, Shartse appears to have suffered a series of abbots who do not have the monastery’s best interests at heart, and have failed to garner the respect of the monastic community. I was told that the current Shartse community have no respect for their present abbot, whom they dislike but are unable to say or do much about because he was selected by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has the reputation of being self-serving, raising funds and finding sponsors only for himself while leaving the monastery to fend for itself.

He also has the reputation of being politically-motivated, doing and saying things that will endear him to His Holiness the Dalai Lama so that he is in a favourable position to gain more sponsorship and higher rank. My friends have known about him for decades and tell me that he has always been like this; he has been gunning for the abbot position for as long as they can remember, even when he was the principal of Gaden Shartse’s school.

 

9. Everyone is trying to escape to the USA but they are no longer accepted

It has become known that the American embassy in Delhi is rejecting those who hold the yellow book. The yellow book is an identification and travel document issued by the Indian government identifying its bearer as a Tibetan refugee and protectorate of India. For the last 60 years, yellow book holders have found it very easy to get American visas to travel to the United States, where they seek asylum upon arrival.

In recent times however, this openness has been retracted. The Trump administration has become aware that Tibetans have been traveling to America and violating the terms of their visas by overstaying. Some overstay by throwing away their visas to engage in unreported employment where they are paid cash-in-hand; others overstay by marrying American citizens to get them on a fast-track to a green card.

As a result, these days, yellow book holders are automatically rejected for American visas regardless of the strength of the applicant’s supporting documents (which are often forged). This has pushed Tibetans to try and get European visas instead, but Europe has also somewhat retracted their support for the Tibetans — Switzerland, Sweden and Italy are just some of the countries who have announced they will no longer be accepting the yellow book or Tibetan refugees as easily as they once did. Hence, to get to Europe, Tibetans with funds are resorting to the black market, paying off underground agents to get them to Europe using fake passports via Bangkok, Turkey, Greece and then Spain.

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10. Left with no other option, Tibetans are escaping to Nepal where there are less politics

While the ordained community leave the Tibetan settlements in search of religious freedom, the laity are leaving the settlements in search of overall freedom from the CTA. Because the US and Europe are no longer viable options for seeking asylum, many are now moving to Nepal, because it is culturally familiar to them but is perceived to have more freedom because the CTA are not welcome in Nepal.

 

11. Tibetans are opting to become Indians

For the Tibetans, Indian citizenship has become another means of escaping from the CTA. As a result of becoming Indian citizens, they are no longer subject to the politics of the Tibetan leadership. They are also able to access more aspects of the Indian system, economically, politically and socially. For example, Tibetans who become Indian citizens can enrol into Indian schools (which is another reason why enrolment in Tibetan schools has declined). In Dehradun for example, where approximately 2000 Tibetan refugees live, it is known that Tibetans are moving out of Dekyling and people are giving up their Tibetan registration cards to become Indian citizens.

 


 

Faced with such bleak prospects, it is no surprise that Tibetans are looking for all means of escape from the CTA. It is a sad state of affairs that after 60 years, instead of bringing their people together, the CTA’s actions have driven their people further apart than ever, and are prompting them to try and escape their leadership.

Is this what hundreds of thousands of Tibetans left China for? To live a life where they have to think about escaping their own leaders? It is clear that the CTA feels no compassion for their people who continue to suffer under the yoke of their leadership, and have to accept the repercussions of bad decision after bad decision.

So while it is easy for the Tibetan leaders to stick their heads in the sand and pretend everything is okay, in reality things are not. The world around them is rapidly changing. North Korea and South Korea have met, and are in discussions about ending the 60-year-long Korean War. India and China have met, and are in discussions about initiatives to develop huge swathes of Asia. Even here in Malaysia, the political scene has rapidly changed in the last month — a 60-year status quo is no more and it is something most Malaysians would have previously found unimaginable.

Perhaps the impossible is possible, as all of these scenarios have recently demonstrated. Perhaps the CTA will wake up and do what seems impossible now — be kind to all of their people and accept all of them equally. The sooner the CTA realises change is coming, the better prepared they will be and the sooner they can act to match these changes. It would be for the betterment of everyone, themselves and their people. At the end of the day, is that not what we all want, less suffering? For the Tibetans, their suffering and their future is in the hands of their leaders.

 

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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 10, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Mantras are sacred verbalized words that invoke the protection and blessings of the deity to whom the mantra is ascribed. Mantras are also the manifestations of Buddhas in the form of ‘sounds’, hence the various mantras of Dorje Shugden contain the essence of the Protector.

    Dorje Shugden’s main mantra 多杰雄登主要咒语
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for peace 平和咒语
    For gaining attainments through the energy of Peaceful Shugden, peace of environment and mind, harmony in one’s abode and dwelling area, and calming of disasters
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SHANTI SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for health 福寿安康咒语
    For long life, increasing life, healing of disease and protection from diseases
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA AYU SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for increase 增长咒语
    For gaining great merits and increase of all necessary needs, both material and spiritual
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA PUNYE SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for control 控制咒语
    Of worldly deities, negative people and nagas and for influencing friends towards the positive
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WASHAM KURU HO

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra to grant protection 庇护咒语
    Visualize that you are in the Protector’s mandala, fully protected from outside interferences. Recite when in danger or for dangerous situations, for protection while travelling or when residing in dangerous/hostile places
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA RAKYA RAKYA HUNG

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1544345059.mp4


  2. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Dear friends,

    Tibet has produced many powerful meditations, rituals and guidelines to help us gain spiritual protection, gain wisdom and higher states of consciousness. In general Tibet has produced many powerful methods for the growth of our spiritual evolution. Dorje Shugden is an angel, a saint, a powerful spiritual protector-warrior who originated 350 years ago when a highly awakened Tibetan Lama fulfilled his vows to become a special being to grant protection, wisdom, material needs, safety when travelling (normal and astral travel) and spiritual awakening. Both the Great 5th Dalai Lama and the current His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed short yet effective prayers to invoke upon the power and blessings of this special saint and protector. One can recite either one of the prayers that you feel suits you, anytime or even daily. When you feel a special need for help, you can recite either prayer anytime. When you are feeling down, afraid or just need a blessing, you can recite them. After reciting either invocation, it is good to chant the mantra of Dorje Shugden: Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha.

    You do not have to be a Buddhist or practitioner of any religion to invoke upon the blessings and protection of this special enlightened and awakened angel Dorje Shugden. He helps all without discrimination or bias as he is filled with compassion and love. Divinity has no boundaries, they help all who call upon them.

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    More on the Great 5th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2w7KHv6

    More on H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n

    Chapel (Trode Khangsar) built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Lhasa – https://bit.ly/2zBTd8M

    亲爱的朋友们,

    西藏产生了许多有助于我们得到精神庇佑、取得智慧和更高层次之觉悟的强大禅修法、仪式和教诲。总括来说,西藏产生了许多有助于我们在修行上取得提升的强有力方法。多杰雄登是一个天使,一位圣人和一名护法战士。他的崛起始于350年前,当一位高度觉悟的西藏高僧履行本身的承诺,化身为特别的护法,赐予我们守护、智慧、物质需要、出入平安(平日外游和神游时)和灵修上的觉醒。任何人都可以随时随地在任何时候念诵适合自己的祈愿文。当你需要特别的帮助时,你可以随时念诵任何一篇祈愿文。当你感到沮丧、恐惧或仅是需要加持时,你也可以持诵这些祈愿文。在念诵任何祈请文后,你应该接着念诵多杰雄登的心咒:嗡 班杂 维格 毗札那 娑哈 Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha。

    要祈请多杰雄登这位特殊、觉悟和觉醒的天使赐予加持和庇佑,你无需是佛教徒或任何宗教的修行者。他总是没有分别或偏见,充满慈悲和慈爱地帮助一切众生。神圣是没有界限的,圣者会帮助有求于他的任何人。

    以下附上英文、中文和藏文的祈愿文。

    愿你平安,常受庇护和加持。

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切

    更多关于第五世达赖尊者和多杰雄登护法的内容 — https://bit.ly/2zsC3tG

    更多关于第十四世达赖尊者和多杰雄登护法的内容 — https://bit.ly/2r4aaDN

    第五世达赖尊者为多杰雄登护法在拉萨建造的护法殿(布旦康萨)— https://bit.ly/2zBTd8M

  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Divination (‘mo’) Text by Dorje Shugden

    This is an important divination (‘mo’) text composed by Dorje Shugden himself. Dorje Shugden took trance of the Choyang Dulzin oracle lama, the senior oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery, and instantly on the spot composed this text within two hours.

    The divination text contains information on how to use dice to do divination for the future and is known to be highly accurate. When practitioners use this text, they will be in direct contact with Dorje Shugden to get answers to questions about the future. It is for those who have good samaya with Dorje Shugden and are free of the eight worldly dharmas to be of benefit to others in divining the future.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    DS-MO-choyang.pdf

  4. Sofi on Oct 22, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Indeed it is a very sad state of affairs for CTA. All their people are leaving to be out of CTA’s grasp and unreasonable control. China is spending so much to build up Tibet and there are so many opportunities for the Tibetans now whereas it was serfdom under the feudalistic rule of the Tibetan Leaders back then. Even for those who could not migrate to the US or Europe would rather move to Nepal or be Indian citizens to escape CTA. What a failure that CTA is! The thing is CTA received billions of USD in sponsorships since their exodus and yet look at their settlement. Nothing much to brag about except for the big houses for the officials. With the diminishing population, soon CTA will have no one to rule over. The Tibetan Leaders must lift the ban on Dorje Shugden practice to unite their people in harmony and acceptance, then only people will be happy to stay. If the Leaders still continue at this state, soon there will be no Tibetans as the Tibetans in China holding Chinese passports will be Chinese and the exiled having migrated will be citizens of their respective country of residence. Even Lobsang Sangay holding the US citizenship is not Tibetan, right?

  5. Joy Kam on Sep 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Be blessed with these rare videos featuring explanation and advice about Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in his own voice. The teaching was requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the earliest masters who taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

    Video 1: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explains Dorje Shugden Initiation and Benefits (With English Subtitles)

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet. At the request of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in America, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives clear explanation and advice about the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden and how to go about the practice and get the maximum benefits in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFMvlxAqtc&feature=youtu.be

    Video 2: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche speaks on the History and Lineage of Dorje Shugden (With English Subtitles)

    In this video, an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden and how the practice arose, with examples of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives that reveal his powerful spiritual attainments and contributions. This very rare teaching was given at the request of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s student, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Buddhism in the West to many disciples since the 1970s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzKSJgK618&feature=youtu.be

    For more information: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

  6. Joy Kam on Sep 15, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Many come to Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia to make offerings and prayers to the increase form of Dorje Shugden who appears like a prince and rides on a golden horse. Many report having their wishes fulfilled and return many times. Am happy to see this. Tsem Rinpoche

    You can learn more about this form of Dorje Shugden here: https://bit.ly/2wxQyes

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    See video of this chapel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEK35F_O5Hg

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  7. Joy Kam on Sep 9, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    COMPASSION at its best: His Holiness the Dalai Lama explained in Ladakh, 31 July 2018:

    “Usually at the beginning of an empowerment there is a ritual to drive away interferences. But I no longer feel it’s consistent to regard some beings as evil forces. At the start of each day I cultivate altruism, but in the evening we say, ‘May the evil forces be driven away.’ There seems to be a contradiction here that I’m no longer keen to comply with. I’m not highly realized, but I have great confidence in the power of Bodhichitta.”

    Source: https://bit.ly/2wVsqSb

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    This latest statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama is excellent. I fully believe in his compassion and I hope he will fully implement it.

    All negative beings take rebirth with negative minds due to deep attachments. The attachments result in negative states of rebirth and angry minds that carry out harmful actions, like spirits or hungry ghosts who can be very bothersome because they are very angry as they died in the state of attachment in their former rebirths.

    Indeed we need to generate compassion towards these beings, especially the formless type, as it would be the best remedy to stop their harm. We can recite mantras with love and bless them with it. While reciting prayers, we can meditate on them being at peace. When we generate compassion towards these harmful interferences of the formless type, many of them will calm down and stop their harm and even go away. Some of them, you can talk to them and subdue their harm and they will stop harming completely if they feel your love. That is how you can help them.

    Many high masters of India and Tibet generated great compassion towards certain ghosts, spirits or interferers and subdued them in this manner and even made them into protectors of regions. I’ve witnessed this with one of my lamas where he subdued a female spirit that crossed over the Himalayas. After making the spirit promise it will not harm others, my lama gave the spirit a drink to seal the promise.

    Since the Dalai Lama has manifested saying Dorje Shugden is negative (although many high lamas disagree), then he can apply this method to Dorje Shugden. He can ‘subdue’ Dorje Shugden by generating tremendous love, prayers and talking nice to Dorje Shugden who will be ‘subdued’. Then people are henceforth ‘free’ to practice Dorje Shugden without more discrimination, segregation and being called degrading names for practicing this protector.

    Give peace a chance. His Holiness the Dalai Lama can generate great love towards Dorje Shugden and all the hundreds of thousands of Dorje Shugden practitioners that love the Dalai Lama and miss him like I do. May His Holiness the Dalai Lama bring peace and heal the rift with Dorje Shugden practitioners.

    May His Holiness live very long and always be healthy,
    Tsem Rinpoche
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

    Reading- https://bit.ly/2wWQGUh

  8. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 5:30 am

    For the first time available, Dorje Shugden and his entourage of 32 asssistants of his mandala.

    Dorje Shugden is a powerful protector deity who is also an emanation of Manjushri, a wisdom bestowing Buddha. Therefore, he has great ability to help us to progress further on the spiritual path. He does this by helping us to overcome obstacles and problems for the modern individual.

    Due to his enlightened nature, Dorje Shugden is able to manifest 32 deities and within the same abode resides Setrap and Kache Marpo:-

    1. 5 Dorje Shugden families or emanations. They consists of the following:-

    – Dulzin Dorje Shugden, which performs activities to eliminate inner and outer obstacles.
    – Shize, which performs activities to pacify all illnesses and disease.
    – Gyenze, which performs activities to increase all desirable material and spiritual wealth.
    – Wangze, which performs activities to control difficult people and circumstances.
    – Trakze, which performs activities to wrathfully eliminate all insurmountable obstacles and life-threatening situations.

    2. 9 Mothers. They represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. These are all attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

    3. 8 Guiding Monks. They represent the Eight Great Bodhisattvas (Avalokitesvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Samantabhadra, Maitreya, Kshitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Sarva-nivarana-viskambini) and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments.

    4. 10 Youthful & Wrathful Attendants. They represent the ten wrathful attendants to avert inner and outer obstacles. They are beings who are from Mongolia, China, Kashmir, India, Bengali, etc.

    5. Setrap. He is a senior Dharma Protector from India and an emanation of Amitabha Buddha. He had enthroned Dorje Shugden as an authentic Dharma Protector. Therefore, he also resides within the same mandala of Dorje Shugden.

    6. Kache Marpo. He is not an emanation of Dorje Shugden but he is still an enlightened Dharma Protector in his own right. He was originally known as Tsiu Marpo of Samye Monastery. However, he has placed himself under the service of Dorje Shugden as his chief minister, performing many activities in order to protect and benefit practitioners. Therefore, he stands guard at the main entrance of Dorje Shugden’s mandala. He often takes trance of qualified mediums to speak.

    7. Namkar Barzin. He is the reincarnation of an old Mongolian monk and when he passed away in Phari area of Tibet, his spirit was placed as a powerful assistant of Dorje Shugden. He guards and protects buildings and great institutions especially those that benefit others. He rides on a mythical Gyaling animal that resembles a goat but with scales.

    These sacred images are available on *Vajrasecrets. They are made of high quality alloy and are one of a kind. They are based on the lineage of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s monastery, Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Tibet. In fact, the iconography of these statues are based on detailed photographs taken by H. E. Tsem Rinpoche during a trip to Tashilhunpo’s protector chapel. These are based exactly as the 10th Panchen Lama’s personal collection.

    Dorje Shugden mandala: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=131570

    Dorje Shugden’s benefit and practice: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422

    Dorje Shugden’s origins: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=106424

    Dorje Shugden chapel in His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68698

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  9. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 4, 2018 at 3:26 am

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

    Tibetans commonly refer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama as the “sun and moon” of Tibetan Buddhism. They are the center of Tibetan Buddhist civilization, which draws to its sphere of influence millions of non-Tibetan practitioners. The Panchen Lama’s incarnation line began with the 16th abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen (1570 – 1662). He was bestowed the title of Panchen Lama by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama after being declared as an emanation of Amitabha.

    After being given the title, his three previous incarnations were posthumously also bestowed the title, making Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen the 4th Panchen Lama. He became a teacher to many Tibetans, Bhutanese and Mongolian religious figures, including His Holiness the 4th and 5th Dalai Lamas, and the 1st Jetsun Dampa of Mongolia. A prolific author, Chokyi Gyeltsen is credited with over a hundred compositions, including a number of commentaries and ritual texts that remain central in the Gelukpa tradition today. Along with his role as a teacher of the Dharma, the Panchen Lamas are usually responsible for the recognition of the rebirths of the Dalai Lamas, and vice versa.

    The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) continued both the spiritual and political roles of his predecessors. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his contemporary, was even heard to say and echo the Panchen Lama’s own words that the Dalai Lama would safeguard Tibet from the outside while the Panchen Lama would safeguard Tibet from the inside, as he never left Tibet after the political troubles of 1959. He was truly loved by the Tibetans, all the way until his passing. When he taught, thousands of people would attend, not only from his own Gelug lineage, but masters and practitioners from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    At his sprawling monastery of Tashi Lhunpo, he has a special chapel specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where prayers and rituals are performed on a daily basis. In his great omniscience the Panchen Lama held Dorje Shugden as the principal Dharma protector of the monastery. He also personally propitiated Dorje Shugden among other Dharma protectors, and even wrote extensive prayers and rituals to Dorje Shugden. These rituals and prayers are contained within his ‘sung bum’ or collected works, which are provided here. As such a great lama, with an erudite and clear understanding of the Buddhist scriptures, a teacher to millions in both Tibet and China, from an established incarnation line and an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, he could not be mistaken about his practice of Dorje Shugden.

    His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama is known for his composition of commentaries and practice texts that are still in use by contemporary Buddhist practitioners both in Tibet and across the world. One of these is a powerful ritual composition propitiating the compassionate Dorje Shugden.

    Upon the request by Acharya Lobsang Jangchub to compose a shorter version of the prayer (sadhana) for the exhortation of activities of Dorje Shugden, Panchen Lama immediately composed an abbreviate form of Dorje Shugden’s Kangsol. This text is entitled “Manjunatha’s (Tsongkapa) Lineage protector Dorje Shugden and five forms wrathful propitiations and confessional prayers and fulfilment of activities rites” or “Melodious sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities” for short. Once the prayers were completed, he had signs and strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically.

    Mirroring the abilities of one of his earlier incarnations, Khedrub Je, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and master of both sutra and tantra, the Panchen Lama used his compositional skill and poetic prowess to create a masterful sadhana. Worthy of note is a praise in which the first letter of each verse is a Tibetan vowel. Such compositions are rarely seen, and have historically only been used when propitiating senior Dharma protectors such as Palden Lhamo and Kalarupa.

    The Panchen Lama also stated that while composing the Dorje Shugden sadhana (prayers) he was filled with a sense of happiness and bliss. He ends the composition with not only his official title but his ordination name, Tenzin Trinley Jigme Choje Wangchuk, endorsing the validity of his work. He composed the sadhana in his own Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in the Hall of Clear Light and Bliss.

    See the Panchen Lama’s writings and download: https://bit.ly/2KIfeXb

  10. Joy Kam on Aug 2, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Dear Kecharians and friends,

    Last night, I gave a teaching to a group of people who were in Kechara Forest Retreat. I shared with them the correct way to pray for our loved ones and why we shouldn’t “demand” Dorje Shugden with fulfilling our wishes but let Dorje Shugden decide what is the best outcome. He has infinite Manjushri wisdom beyond our own and we should trust this wisdom. Sometimes what we pray for is not what should be fulfilled. Sometimes what we don’t want turns out to be the better result in the future.

    I also shared with them about a beautiful monk, Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche, who was jailed and badly tortured by the soldiers for 19 years, starting back in 1959 in Lhasa, and yet he has no anger towards his torturers. He was released and had resettled in Nepal where I met him. For the remainder of his life, he spent his time in meditation, retreats and pujas for the public until he passed. He was glowing, happy and very proud of the fact he was a student of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, which he told me when we met. He did full meditations on Vajra Yogini and short puja to Dorje Shugden daily in his small room in Kathmandu, Nepal where I had to honor to join in his prayers. He told me he was very happy to have his room to do his meditations, pujas and prayers openly. Whatever happened to him, he accepted as part of his karma and he spent much time in prison meditating and quietly teaching dharma to his other cellmates. He was very much respected in prison in Lhasa because he never showed anger, always meditated and consoled others, giving them great strength. He endured much hardship, torture and beatings but he never lost his monk vows. His full understanding of karma helped him not feel any anger or bitterness towards the soldiers. He told me that daily, he would meditate that the karma of others in prison would come to him. That all the torture and abuse he received was so others in prison did not have to suffer this. He said suffering for others was what kept him going and made him be able to endure the pain.

    We are not bound by our experiences. We are bound by our choice. I also reminded those were present about the good person inside each and every one of us, and how we should not “bury” this good person with our excuses because the more excuses we give, the deeper this good person is buried and soon the layers of excuses will make it very difficult for us to find this good person. We are all beautiful good people and we should not let it get lost by lying, laziness, lack of integrity and procrastination. We all have a choice. If we have to make excuses, we should choose to make excuses to be a winner. When we win, we make ourselves happy and those around us happy.

    The teaching session went well and it was spontaneous, and I requested the people who live and work in and around Kechara Forest Retreat for the talk. We had some good laughs to during the talk.

    Thank you,
    Tsem Rinpoche

    ‘If we trust in karma which exists, then there is no reason for anger’.
    ~ Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche

  11. Made in Japan on Jul 30, 2018 at 7:57 am

    “If the Dalai Lama, if His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by Dorje Shugden, then we might as well not practice Buddhism anymore. If His Holiness the Dalai Lama can have his life shortened by a so-called evil spirit, any evil spirit, then can he be Avalokiteshvara? So on one hand you say, we say, I say, everybody says, he is Avalokiteshvara; on the other hand you’re saying that he can be harmed by an evil spirit… Which one is it? Can he be harmed by an evil spirit or is he Avalokiteshvara? Do you think Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Tara all take refuge in something else to protect themselves from Dorje Shugden? How illogical is that? How illogical of people to say His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by an evil spirit, any evil spirit or “Dorje Shugden” evil spirit. How is that possible?” – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Photo: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, young Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s tutor Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe

  12. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 30, 2018 at 4:58 am

    This elderly & innocent monk in India was brutally attacked, find out why. Shocking – https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163953

  13. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 2:08 am

    DON’T MISS THIS! FANTASTIC NEW GREAT STUFF! High quality videos redressing the misinformation about Dorje Shugden practice and people and the current sad Tibetan situation and why they are losing ground in the world. Powerful and truthful – CLEAR VIDEOS – https://bit.ly/2LJbo35

  14. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 28, 2018 at 6:33 am

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

  15. Joy Kam on Jul 26, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Listening to the chanting of sacred words, melodies, mantras, sutras and prayers has a very powerful healing effect on our outer and inner environments. It clears the chakras, spiritual toxins, the paths where our ‘chi’ travels within our bodies for health as well as for clearing the mind. It is soothing and relaxing but at the same time invigorates us with positive energy. The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Sacred chants bless all living beings on our land as well as inanimate objects. Do download and play while in traffic to relax, when you are about to sleep, during meditation, during stress or just anytime. Great to play for animals and children. Share with friends the blessing of a full Dorje Shugden puja performed at Kechara Forest Retreat by our puja department for the benefit of others. Tsem Rinpoche

    Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbzgskLKxT8&t=5821s

  16. Joy Kam on Jul 25, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Amazing post!!!!!

    Dear friends, For months we have been working on this BEAUTIFUL and meaningful mural in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to enjoy the many stunning pictures of this mural: https://bit.ly/2LgOj8J

    Tsem Rinpoche

  17. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 23, 2018 at 3:37 am

    Sakya tradition’s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lamas nearby. Tsem Rinpoche

  18. Joy Kam on Jul 17, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

  19. Joy Kam on Jun 28, 2018 at 2:58 am

    How can a nun curse someone they do not even know and wish the person to die quickly and be born in hell? What kind of nun is this? Shocking! What more she’s cursing a Buddhist teacher and a monk?! Is this the face of Bhutanese Buddhist?

    This is so shameful for her as a nun, her teacher, her monastery, her country and her King. A sangha should not behave in such a manner. A Sangha should carry enlightened Buddha’s teachings of compassion and wisdom to benefit all sentient beings.

    A Sangha is not supposed to promote hatred and certainly should not be cursing or wishing another person to die. That wish itself is already breaking one of the vows.
    A Sangha is one of the 3 Jewels, an object of refuge. They should not behave like an uncivilized person with so much hate. This is how bad the Tibetan Leadership has spread their lies and hate about Dorje Shugden and Shugden Buddhist practitioners.

    Jamyang Choden

  20. wan wai meng on Jun 25, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    This is so true about the mess CTA has created for many spiritual traditions in India. CTA clearly goes against the Dalai Lama’s edict, if you cannot help at least do not harm.

    All the negative things happening with CTA and the people living in exile is wheel of sharp weapons returning on them, years of schismatic policies and corruption, myself first type of policy has resulted in this.

  21. Cc on Jun 2, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you Pastor and Rinpoche for sharing.

    It is sad that so many monks unrobe and gave up their vow. So many of them become refugees and running to other countries.

    All tibetan should reunite and pray that the ban be lifted and stop all the discrimination , separation among all practitioners. Stop all suffering.

    🙏🙏🙏🙏

  22. sweekeong on May 27, 2018 at 2:03 am

    The Tibetans suffered when they escaped from China and started a new life on a foreign land. They have to start living from scratch in India. International help in financial resources poured in to support the Tibetans refugees. After almost six decades one would expect they are much better of now and their living standard improves greatly.

    Unfortunately it is unexpected that things are not looking good and now the state of affairs have deteriorated further. Tibetan leadership has benefitted themselves so much that the common Tibetan communities suffered tremendously. The fact that Tibetans are so eager to India are very disturbing. Many have given up hope of their situations to be improved and left for a better place. This is very sad and I hope more people voiced their dissatisfactions. We shouldn’t close a blind eye towards the mistreatment of Tibetans by their own leaders.

  23. Lew on May 27, 2018 at 1:13 am

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for writing this article. It is not something pleasant to read, but unfortunately, we need to know the current state of things so that we are not delusional.

    Of all the things you mentioned in the article, what struck me the most, is that the need of a good abbot. Come to think of it, this is a monastery, and the abbot is the person who will uphold the principal, direction and discipline. If the abbot focus on the welfare of the monks, the academics, the syllabus, etc, then the monastery will grow and many will benefit. But on the other hand, if the abbot gets in the politics, taking sides, to be political correct, then the monastery will lose her credibility and reputation.

    I wish Tibetan in exile all the best, but unfortunately, with the lack of leadership secularly, and from spiritual point of view, the people are divide by many issues such as two Karmapas, Dorje Shugden, 2 Panchen Lamas, etc, it is not helping the Tibetans in exile. But nonetheless, I wish all these issues can be resolved, and people will gain faith again in Tibetan Buddhism.

  24. Jason on May 24, 2018 at 2:38 am

    I get shocked when I read through all the facts above. Many People know TIBET because of H.H Dalai Lama but not many people knows what exactly happening in Tibet today.

    Religions discrimination caused many people in suffering and some will leave their homeland forever in order to remain their own religion practices.
    Dorje Shugden practitioners are the people who been sufferings in mental or physical which caused by the Ban on Dorje Shugden practices.

    CTA should stop all the baseless accusations to the Dorje Shugden practitioners. Please stop all these in order to bring back unity of Tibetan. H.H Dalai Lama should take some recovery actions to reinstall harmony and peace among Tibetan.

    Thanks Pastor Jean Ai putting so much effort in disclosure of the current situation of Tibet.

    Jason

  25. Anne Ong on May 19, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    It is really very sad to know about the situatuon of the Tibetan community. I sincerely pray and hope the CTA would amend their ways and also lift DS ban that is causing so much suffering for all Tibetans and DS practitions. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for highlighting the plight of those Tibetans in exile living in India refuges settlement. 🙏

  26. Samfoonheei on May 15, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Reading this article is heartfelt by many I am sure. I could imagine the suffering, pain, sorrow and disappointment the Tibetans had went through all these while under the Tibetan leadership or the CTA. Time has changed more Tibetans are looking for better jobs opportunities else where. Some even goes back to Tibet for better education and so forth. The Tibetan Leadership by now should have realised the damage done for the past years. They need to change for the better as India and other countries has given them more than enough . They got to accept the fact that the ban on Dorje Shugden has caused so much suffering on both sides. It s should end for the sake of the people.
    Thank you Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai for highlighting the plight of those Tibetans in –exile living in India refuges settlement. May HH Dalai Lama please lift the ban on Dorje Shugden soon. My all the people out there free of suffering and the CTA please change for the better.

  27. Jacinta Goh on May 14, 2018 at 7:22 am

    I must say, a well rounded article where I am instantly being updated on problems surrounding Dorje Shugden practitioners and the Tibetan’s struggle as a whole. As a Malaysian, for the past few weeks I’ve been focusing much on Malaysian’s news and opinions from those experts, columnists, economists, journalists and so on. Although oblivion is bliss but with the constant feeding of facts and surprises, the people of Malaysia shouldered with great responsibility to make the right choice through vote casting, once and for all. Some who were being oppressed under the previous regime started to voice up and help shaping the choices made by the people before that fateful day. Maybe, what the Tibetan needed is someone powerful enough to stand up and make that change, in a peaceful manner.
    With this in mind, now I can see clearly for myself on the reasons why in social media, Rinpoche is being targeted daily in brutal manners from all corners. It is more about “ Doing the right things than doing things right”.

    It is disgusting to know how the monks were being treated, exploited and oppressed for selfish political gain by some and this should come to a stop. They should practice BuddhaDharma without fear and coercion. What is the purpose of “monk debating” afterall? They should be given the right to speak for themselves. However, due to “Fear” for not only their life but for their loved ones, these voices often go unheard. With the positive changes happening now around the world, particularly in Asia, “Hope” arises again! It is hope that give rise to changes and I hope we all, particularly the Tibetans should speak for themselves. If not now, when?
    For those who are not Tibetans, we can’t help much if the people themselves not willing to accept and change. Please look at those points given above and do something. Speak to your friends, loved ones or even those who are willing to hear. If everyone of us can influence just one or two people, it’s more than enough. Give them facts and logic, and hopefully one day they can understand the whole scenario. I do hope His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama can go back to Tibet as well. It’s not so much of fulfilling His wish but it’s more than that. How blessed to those who can gaze upon Him, even once! Hopefully with this positive moves, His Holiness can also bring about a change in DS practice, the successions of those Lamas and Tulku, uniting the Tibetans and many more. Let’s bring back the peace, love and hope.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai

  28. Datuk May on May 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Monasteries and monastic orders have been established to preserve the Dharma so that the benefits of the tenets of Buddhism are not lost for generations to come.

    The monastic orders are cherished for their devotion to serve humanity with their learned knowledge of the Dharma.

    It is truly a sad state of affairs with what is happening, whereby political agendas have stunted the growth of the Dharma with less monks and also more giving up their vows to migrate.

    With the insights highlighted in this article, I hope that Tibetans will do something to enhance their culture and heritage as a Buddhist nation and not permit their Leaders in CTA destroy something so precious.

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  • nicholas
    Thursday, Nov 21. 2019 02:50 PM
    A Medellin undertaker has taken his craft to the next level by launching a “ghostly census” in Colombia’s second-largest city, where his workers have so far compiled 215 spirits, 23 in pictures and videos.


    Colombia undertaker launches ghostly census

    “It’s beyond question that many of the city’s buildings and homes have ghosts. For years, we’ve heard stories about them and we thought the time had come to approach, catalog and classify them through a census,” William Betancur told AFP.

    The enterprising Betancur Funeral Home owner said he began the list a few weeks ago, sending “a team of four funeral parlour workers — properly attired in uniforms — to buildings” around Medellin, 245 kilometers (152 miles) northwest of the capital Bogota.

    “They’ve reported back with 215 ghosts…. Our video and still cameras have captured 23,” he said with pride.

    Anybody can report an otherworldly apparition, he said. “They just have to phone or email us (censofantasmas@hotmail.com) and depending on their physical manifestation — noises, sparkling light shows or images — that’s how they’ll be classified.”

    And the ghost business seems to be catching on.

    Betancur said he gets calls every day from people and companies “from Colombia and abroad” with offers on how to measure the “relationship between the ghost and the place he inhabits” and of state-of-the-art detection equipment.

    The undertaker has a sound business model behind his haunted venture.

    “Our plan is to take a year for the census…. Later we’re thinking of writing a book and, why not, doing a movie or documentary series.”

    Betancur said he came on the idea of a “ghostly census” after clearly sensing his pet dog still going about his daily rounds at the funeral home — four months after he died.

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  • nicholas
    Thursday, Nov 21. 2019 02:41 PM
    Although the Central Tibetan Administration (or CTA) claims there is no ban against the worship of Dorje Shugden, it has not stopped them from releasing books, videos and other publications over the last 20 years to campaign against the worship of Dorje Shugden. Peddling their own form of propaganda, they have exploited many members of the Tibetan community and leadership, in an attempt to warn people against Dorje Shugden practice. Is it logical for anyone to direct all of this effort, creativity and resources into something they claim is a non-issue because there’s no ban and there is religious freedom? It doesn’t sound very logical.

    Released on November 14, 2016, the ‘documentary’ features the members of the Tibetan leadership speaking against the practice of Dorje Shugden. They draw unproven links between Dorje Shugden practitioners and the Chinese leadership. Thus, the video paints Shugden worshippers as traitors to the Tibetan people who are deserving of whatever misfortune, discrimination and suppression is directed against them.

    As Malaysian citizens who have freedom of religion, they thought it was highly inappropriate for the Tibetan leaders who profess to be democratic, to appear in videos talking against the religion of their people. And why is an exiled government with some huge political goals to accomplish, so concerned about a religious denomination, practice or sect? And dedicating time, money and resources towards this? They, as a so-called exiled government, should never interfere in anyone’s religion or speak against it. No democratic government ever interferes in people’s personal choices.

    Check out the videos countering the allegations made in the Tibetan leadership’s ‘documentary’ at http://bit.ly/35mYo9K
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Nov 21. 2019 02:36 PM
    Witches have nothing to do with worshipping something negative, it is more stemming from the old religions that they are in tune with nature and the natural entities that abide there. They being in tune with nature gives them so called powers to heal, or foretell the future.

    The label/ term ‘witch’ comes from the English word “wicca” which means to change, to transform, to modify… people imagine them on broomsticks, with cauldrons and nasty zits on their faces, but they will find it surprising when they realize that there could be a witch amongst them. They are the modern witches!

    There is quite a lot of misconception regarding witches, this video is quite unbiased and helps to explain them, their lifestyle and beliefs in an unbiased way.

    Check out the videos that on witches here http://bit.ly/2D3zsIa. They are very and very informative, interesting and you would enjoy watching.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 21. 2019 02:27 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the old article yet interesting which I came across. Wow…..it is indeed a lovely gift from Pastor David. A gift of the Bionic Woman figurine and Fembot figurine, which brings back memories to many of us. The Bionic Woman is an American science fiction action-adventure television series. It reminds me of my childhood when I used to watch Bionic Woman, a former tennis pro who gains superhuman abilities through bionic implants and prosthetics. Great stories of her using her bionic powers to help and save people. I remembered I do always looked forward to the show.
    A good memories of Bionic Woman that could inspire us to be a better person

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/good-influences.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 21. 2019 02:24 PM
    Francesca Stavrakopoulou is a British biblical scholar and broadcaster. Wow…she is a leading expert in religion’s interpretations of the past. While teaching and researching , she mainly focusing on ancient Israelite and Judahite religions, and portrayals of the religious past. Which include in biblical traditions and religious practices most at odds with Western cultural preferences. Fantastic talented lady… looking at the Bible as ancient literature, not as a holy scripture.
    She research interests include social and religious responses to the dead. She did research great documentary videos with true facts. Truly an eye opening documentary which was well presented, logical and objective. Her discoveries were that the ancestors of Judaism and Christianity believed in many gods and even that the God had a wife. There is no belief in a personal god. History and belief of ancient religion been changed for the benefit of people. This documentary reveal the truth the very truth where not many people got it right.
    As a Buddhist, I do believe that there are many gods and nothing is permanent and that change is always possible.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/buried-secrets-did-god-have-a-wife.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 21. 2019 02:21 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche has supported many projects for monastery. Helping to raise funds for the Gaden Shartse hospital . The Gaden Shartse hospital is a project conceived two and a half years ago by the current Abbot, H.E. Khen Rinpoche. But due to lack of funds to furnish, purchase supplies and medicines it was not in operation. Renowned for his charitable works such as building schools, hospitals and providing assistance and food to the poor and underprivileged, Tsem Rinpoche and his students raised hundred thousand for the hospital to become fully operational.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-helps-clinic-in-monastery.html
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Nov 21. 2019 02:21 PM
    On December 25, 2016, Kechara had the great merits and privilege to offer an official place of residence to the oracle of Dorje Shugden, His Eminence the 7th Panglung Kuten Thubten Phelgye Jigme Namgyal, affectionately known as Choje-la.

    This residence is called Panglung Ritroe in commemoration of the original Panglung Ritroe in Lhasa, Tibet which was home to the Panglung Rinpoches and the lineage of the Panglung oracles. Panglung Ritroe was known to be a very sacred and holy place as the Panglung oracles took trance of numerous Dharma Protectors, such as Dorje Shugden, Setrap and Kache Marpo there.

    With Dorje Shugden’s blessings, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche decided to create a permanent home here in Kechara Forest Retreat for Choje-la, who has devoted his life to benefiting others without thinking of himself. Rinpoche wanted to offer Choje-la his own place where he has complete privacy and independence, where he can live comfortably with his assistants, where he can host friends and guests, where he can come and go as he likes, and most importantly a place where he can live out the rest of his life if he wants to.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2QEJ584
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Nov 21. 2019 02:04 PM
    Caves have an innately mysterious aura. Most are only found some distance away from civilisation, and their yawning mouths seem to call out to visitors… or warn them to stay away. You can tell from the name Kek Lok Tong (Cave of Ultimate Bliss) that this cave is one of the former.

    The Cave of Ultimate Bliss. How could you not want to visit a place with a name as beautiful as this?

    The Cave of Ultimate Bliss is located in Ipoh, the capital of the north-western Malaysian state of Perak. At the turn of the 19th Century, a flourishing tin mining industry triggered Ipoh’s transformation from a sleepy village into a boomtown. In the decades that followed, a wealth of opportunities presented themselves, attracting waves of migrant workers from China and other countries.

    A beautiful Kuan Yin statue outside of the temple. She wasn’t there the last time I visited. There is a koi pond surrounding her, which is very well-maintained. There was some moss growing inside but it looked natural and the water was clean and clear. The fishes are very large and look healthy.

    The earliest records of Kek Lok Tong as a religious site date back to the 1920s. This period coincides with the second tin rush that brought thousands of workers to Malaya, as the peninsula was then known.

    Read more about The Cave of Ultimate Bliss and view the pictures of this place at http://bit.ly/2D3wnb4
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Nov 21. 2019 01:01 PM
    Making the origin of Dorje Shugden into a comic book is a great way to educate people about Dorje Shugden. It is easy to read for children and also for adults who are busy. When we know the origin of Dorje Shugden, it will strengthen our faith in him. He is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri whom we can rely on without any worries.

    Rinpoche always wanted to benefit as many people as possible. Therefore, the comic is made into so many languages. May more people be connected with Dorje Shugden and be protected and blessed.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-graphic-novels.html
  • m.priyaa
    Wednesday, Nov 20. 2019 10:10 PM
    மலேசியாவில் சீனர்கள், மலாய்க்காரர்களுக்கு அடுத்து இரண்டாவது அதிக எண்ணிக்கை கொண்ட இனமாகவும் இந்தியர்கள் நாட்டின் மூன்றாவது அதிக மக்கள் தொகை கொண்ட இனமாகவும் வாழ்கின்றார்கள். மலேசியாவில் வாழும் 31 மில்லியன் மக்களில் ஏறக்குறைய 6.9 மில்லியன் (அல்லது 22.6%) சீன இனத்தைச் சார்ந்தவர்களாவார்கள். இவற்றில், சில கிளை இனங்களும் மற்றும் அவர்களின் குறிப்பிட்ட‌ கிளைமொழிக‌ள் உதாரணத்திற்கு ஹோக்கியன், கந்தோனிஸ், ஹக்கா மற்றும் தியோசியூ போன்றவைகளும் அடங்கும்.
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Nov 20. 2019 05:14 PM
    What we can learn from this post is humility: even though she was already “up there”, Bionic Woman continue to challenge herself and grow and develop with each challenge she faces. What I like about her the most is that nothing seem to be impossible and she is always very graceful in everything she does
    Thank you for sharing with us your good article and how even a series like Bionic Woman can inspire us to be better humans.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2rWnGgk
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 20. 2019 04:03 PM
    Kundos to the compassionate ATE members who helped a baby elephant fallen into a well. The members even risk theirs life to save the baby elephant nor matter how difficulties they faced. Amboseli Trust for Elephants or known as ATE is a long-term research project aims to ensure the long-term conservation and welfare of Africa’s elephants. It was started and managed by renowned elephant researcher, Cynthia Moss. Elephants are a threatened species in East Africa and now a little over 1500 African elephants left. The ATE is doing a good job or else the elephants will go extinct in the near future.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dramatic-rescue.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 20. 2019 04:01 PM
    Rinpoche is truly compassionate to all sentient beings. Rinpoche always care and love all his students, friends and those Rinpoche saw needed help. Rinpoche had showed us a very good example. Rinpoche have indeed helped countless of people in so many ways. Even though at times Rinpoche could not in person help, Rinpoche will sent his student to help those needed people. Tamedran Raj a young boy was in critical condition at a hospital . Sending his student over to attend to his parents and relatives with gifts, advices and even doing pujas for this boy. How fortunate , they are.
    This is one of many true story of Rinpoche has helped.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/tamedran-raj-in-critical-condition.html
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Nov 20. 2019 03:32 PM
    Personally, I prefer to use herbs and natural remedies to heal my body. After all, chemicals can be harmful to our body. Herbs have been used as medicine or supplements for well-beings since the ancient time, they are proven to be effective. The effect of natural remedies might be slow but they are safe to use. Tibetan incense is made from many natural ingredients, not only it helps to calm our mind when we are doing meditation, it also contains healing property.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/herbs-used-to-purify-the-environment.html
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Nov 19. 2019 11:29 PM
    Ra Lotsāwa Dorje Drakpa

    At the age of fourteen Ralo made his first trip to Kathmandu, arriving in Patan during a period of some political social instability, but great cultural fluorescence. Despite the considerable details of his sojourn there given in the (probably) thirteenth-century hagiography, recent scholarship has shown that little of the information given can be trusted, from the name of the monastery in which he resided to the circumstances of his ordination, where he was given the name Dorje Drak.

    Read more of the greatness of Ra Lotsāwa Dorje Drakpa: http://bit.ly/RaLotsāwa

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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.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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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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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.
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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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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    Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
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    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
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    Your Next Meal!
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    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
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    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
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    They do this every day!
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • 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
    7 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • 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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    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
    8 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.
    8 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.
    8 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
    8 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
    8 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
    8 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
    9 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    10 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    10 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    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.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
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The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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