Dalai Lama’s sudden change of mind about China-backed Panchen Lama

Apr 28, 2018 | Views: 53,987
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama in the 1950s

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama in the 1950s

Just a few days ago, His Holiness the Dalai Lama made a stunning announcement that has shocked many people. On 25th April 2018, the Dalai Lama said that he knows from “reliable sources” that the 11th Panchen Lama candidate he recognised, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, is alive and well. He also said that the 11th Panchen Lama who was recognised by China, Gyaincain Norbu, is being educated by a good teacher AND that it is possible for two incarnations of a being to exist at the same time.

What is interesting about this is that for 22 years, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in Dharamsala have maintained that the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama is fake. In all capacities, they have always criticised him and put him and any news about him down. Now the Dalai Lama has made a 180 degree U-turn on this and is saying that both his candidate AND China’s could be real.

The Dalai Lama recognised Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th Panchen Lama

The Dalai Lama-recognised Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th Panchen Lama

I have always believed that multiple emanations are possible, especially for someone of the Panchen Lama’s attainments. However my beliefs have been criticised because they were perceived as support for the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama. Online, I have been called “Chinese dog”, “traitor” and other vulgarities just because of my beliefs.

But my beliefs are not arbitrary and without basis. There are some practices, within the Yamantaka tradition for example, where astral travel is possible. A practitioner can eject their mind from their body, occupy the body of another being, go some place else then return to their original body at a later time, provided their original body has not been tampered with. This was useful for meditators staying in remote places — they could eject their mind from their bodies, occupy that of a passing bird (for example), go somewhere far away to receive teachings then return to their original body later.

So if astral travel in this way is possible for an “ordinary” practitioner with no special rank or title, surely it must be possible for a lama of the Panchen Lama’s attainments to have more than one manifestation existing at the same time but in different places? To say that it is not possible, is to limit the power of the enlightened mind to just one body. I am reminded of the 10th Panchen Lama who was in a teaching once and he started laughing for no apparent reason. There was no joke being made and so no reason for him to be so amused. When his students questioned him, he said, “Oh, one of my emanations is somewhere else and doing something funny.

In 2011, H.H. Gaden Trisur Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche, the 101st throneholder of the Gelugpa lineage, met with the Chinese-based Panchen Lama in Tibet.

In 2011, H.H. Gaden Tripa Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche, the 101st throneholder of the Gelugpa lineage, met with the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama in Tibet. He already knew back then this Panchen Lama is someone worthy of homage and respect. After all Gaden Tripa is the supreme head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism.

Now the Dalai Lama has stated that he also believes multiple incarnations of one mind is possible, and His Holiness has also endorsed the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama’s education (even praising it). One cannot help but wonder if the Dalai Lama will also be called the same names that I was because he endorsed the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama? Or are my views now okay because the Dalai Lama also believes in the same thing? I am not asking for anyone to call the Dalai Lama any names. I am just asking everyone to look at the hypocrisy and double standards of Tibetan society, that it is wrong for anyone to hold a belief that runs contrary to the Dalai Lama’s, even if that belief may be logical, and that person will be deserving of all kinds of abuse and violence. But once the Dalai Lama believes the same thing, suddenly that belief is okay.

That alone should tell you volumes about how Tibetan society behaves. Something is good when the Dalai Lama approves of it, otherwise it remains very bad. Is that what a democracy is, that something is acceptable as long as it meets the approval of a singular person?

For me, I am not interested in politics. I am only interested in preserving the Buddhist teachings and practices, and so what is ultimately important is whether the person is a good monk or not, and not what title or rank they have. So have they received the practice themselves in the proper, traditional manner and do they hold their vows and commitments? If both these questions can be answered with “yes”, then whether someone is the Panchen Lama or not, they are still qualified to give teachings and transmit practices. There are many lamas who are not of the Panchen Lama’s rank. They are just ordinary lamas and geshes but are still perfectly capable and qualified to transmit teachings and confer practices. So what if the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is the real Panchen Lama or not? If he has the proper training and he holds his vows, then he is qualified to give teachings and practices like Kalachakra. It’s really that simple for me.

In July 2016, the 11th Panchen Lama bestowed the Kalachakra initiation at his New Palace near Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse

In July 2016, the 11th Panchen Lama bestowed the Kalachakra initiation at his New Palace near Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse

But the Dalai Lama’s incredible announcement does have many implications for the Tibetans and their leadership which is the CTA. It will be very interesting to see what they do after this and how they will react. Will the attacks against those who support both Panchen Lamas stop? Will the Dalai Lama make even more announcements about the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama? After all, the Dalai Lama is really changing his mind on the Panchen Lama selected by Chinese now. If His Holiness the Dalai Lama can reverse his views to accepting the Chinese Panchen Lama as a genuine emanation of the Panchen Lama which is what he seems to be doing now, he can change his mind on other issues such as the Dorje Shugden ban also for the positive. Will he even go so far as to say something positive about Dorje Shugden practitioners, who are another group of people that the CTA says is supported by China? Let’s see, only time will tell what His Holiness’ next move is. Many things can happen for the better. Whatever it is, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is starting to support the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama as an authentic emanation. His statements are clear in the video.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

VIDEO: The Dalai Lama on the 11th Panchen Lama

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Going back to the beginning

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In 1989, His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama passed away. The search for his holy reincarnation began shortly after, and on 14th May 1995, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, then aged six, was recognised by the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet. Three days later, the boy and his family went missing and for the last 22 years, their whereabouts have remained unknown.

Six months later, in November 1995, the Chinese leadership identified their own candidate, Gyaincain Norbu, who was subsequently enthroned as the 11th Panchen Lama Jetsun Lobsang Jampa Lhundrub Chokyi Gyalpo Pelsangpo. The recognition came after the Chinese government consulted high lamas in Tibet who used traditional methods to confirm and recognise the boy as the 11th Panchen Lama, along with the Chinese government’s independent methods.

The Chinese backed Panchen Lama

The Chinese-backed 11th Panchen Lama Jetsun Lobsang Jampa Lhundrub Chokyi Gyalpo Pelsangpo

As one might expect, the Chinese candidate was not well-received by the Tibetan community. The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), or the Tibetan exiled leadership based in Dharamsala, North India, accused the Chinese government of being a secular leadership interfering in religious matters, and of possessing ulterior motives to identify their own Panchen Lama. In response, the CTA launched huge publicity campaigns and in the last two decades, their “Missing Panchen Lama” campaign has grown to become one of the most prominent campaigns of the Free Tibet movement.

This campaign has been used by Tibetan supporters to vilify China as a kidnapper, painting the Tibetans as victimised underdogs deserving of moral and financial support against the so-called child-abusing monster that is China. To this day, Tibetan supporters continue to hold candlelight vigils for Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, gathering signatures and petitions to try and pressure the United Nations and human rights organisations to investigate the case. A large poster of the missing boy even hangs in Majnu Ka Tilla, the main Tibetan settlement in Delhi, India, serving as a daily reminder that the case still very much affects Tibetans.

His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama's tutor, Venerable Kachen Jamyang Gyatso. There must be something very special about this Kachen-la if China selected him to become the tutor of the second highest lama in Tibet (only the Dalai Lama is higher). China would not select any ordinary monk or lama to be the tutor of the Panchen Lama.

His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama’s tutor, Venerable Kachen Jamyang Gyatso. There must be something very special about this Kachen-la if China selected him to become the tutor of the second highest lama in Tibet (only the Dalai Lama is higher). China would not select any ordinary monk or lama to be the tutor of the Panchen Lama. Kachen-la is well known to be a scholar of the highest order as well as a great lineage holder. Respected among the tens of thousands of monks and scholars, he has passed his knowledge, initiations and commentaries to H.H. the 11th Panchen Lama. Panchen Lama is known to be very learned like his teacher.

Recent developments however, threaten the narrative that the CTA has maintained for so long. The CTA has long held that the Dalai Lama’s candidate, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, is one of the world’s longest serving political prisoners. They say that the Chinese-backed candidate is a pretender to the throne and has no business teaching or advising anyone as the Panchen Lama. Yet, it appears that His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself no longer agrees with everything that the CTA has promoted for 22 years. It will also be interesting to see what the Independence activists (rangzen) and their foreign supporters around the world have to say to this new statement by the Dalai Lama regarding the China-recognised Panchen Rinpoche which is a 360 degree turn. They have used the Panchen Lama to make China look bad for decades. Without the Dalai Lama backing their statements about the Panchen Lama, their statements seem to lose power. Not only is the Dalai Lama now supporting the China-recognised Panchen Lama, but Dalai Lama is saying the one he recognised is safe and sound. If the activists around the world continue to say the China-backed Panchen Lama is a fake, they are contradicting His Holiness the Dalai Lama. That would not be good. Also the Dalai Lama is saying from reliable sources the Panchen Lama he himself recognised is safe, getting an education, alive and well.

On April 25, 2018 (the day of the 29th birthday celebrations for the missing boy), when the Dalai Lama arrived at Gaggal Airport in Dharamsala, he announced in an interview that Gedhun Choekyi Nyima is alive and well. Stunningly, His Holiness also endorsed the Chinese-backed candidate, adding that the “official Panchen Lama” is receiving a good education from a qualified teacher. The Dalai Lama then went on to provide evidence for the possibility of two genuine Panchen Lama candidates; that is, the Dalai Lama openly stated that the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama might be real.

It is an admission that no one would have ever expected from the Dalai Lama, given the CTA’s campaigns for the last two decades. Could it indicate that the CTA’s feelings towards the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama are finally thawing, and why would that even matter?

 

The importance of the Panchen Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the previous 10th Panchen Lama.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the previous 10th Panchen Lama.

In the general spiritual and political hierarchy of Tibet, the role of the Panchen Lama is the second highest in the land; in Tibet, there is none equal to him in rank, other than the Dalai Lama. In fact, in the Dalai Lama’s absence, when the country is between Dalai Lama incarnations, the Panchen Lama is the de facto ruler of the country spiritually, along with a regent for secular matters. On official visits, for example when the 14th Dalai Lama visited China in 1955, the Panchen Lama is often involved in these trips, accompanying the Dalai Lama as an equal and representing Tibet as a senior statesman.

The Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas have always had a close relationship. They are so close that when the Panchen Lama dies, it is the Dalai Lama’s responsibility to identify, recognise and enthrone the next Panchen Lama. Similarly, it is the Panchen Lama’s responsibility to identify, recognise and enthrone the next Dalai Lama.

Hence the issue of the Panchen Lama has been a particularly sensitive one for those who pursue Tibetan independence or autonomy, and are fearful of what will happen in the post-14th Dalai Lama period. Even though the CTA calls themselves a democracy, it is no secret that all decisions must ultimately meet with the Dalai Lama’s approval. Without a Dalai Lama to lead the CTA, what will their ship and its passengers do without a captain? World leaders entertain and financially support the Tibetans because of the respect they have for the Dalai Lama – how will the so-called Tibetan cause be affected without a Dalai Lama, when its success is so closely identified with the image and reputation of the Dalai Lama?

Hence, for the CTA, having a Panchen Lama squarely under their control becomes a question of life and death; they will need the Panchen Lama to identify the 15th Dalai Lama so that Tibetans are not left without a leader after the 14th Dalai Lama’s passing. A Panchen Lama under Chinese control, while the Dharamsala-backed Panchen Lama is missing means the identification of a Dharamsala-approved 15th Dalai Lama is going to be fraught with difficulties and confusion. It will not happen very easily but the Dalai Lama does not seem to be worried about this, given his recent statements.

 

Did the Dalai Lama scupper the CTA’s plans?

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In fact, given his recent statements, the Dalai Lama’s position on the 11th Panchen Lama no longer matches the CTA’s and it seems he is now willing to accept the possibility of a 15th Dalai Lama recognised by the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama. After all, the Dalai Lama’s remarks directly contradict what the Tibetan government, as well as the 1000-plus Tibet support groups around the world have asserted for over two decades.

Since 1995, the CTA have always maintained that Beijing has the missing Panchen Lama under house arrest or had him killed. On the one hand, the CTA and Tibet support groups have spent 22 years claiming that the Chinese government killed the boy; on the other hand, the Dalai Lama is now saying that he is alive and well, and receiving a normal education. The Dalai Lama is, in essence, saying that there is no reason to worry about the boy. The Dalai Lama is determined to make China happy and make peace with China as he very much wishes to return to a Tibet within China.

Simultaneously, the Dalai Lama also made remarks regarding the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama which have been viewed as an indirect endorsement of his credentials and recognition. The Dalai Lama praised his education, saying that he has been receiving teachings from a good, qualified teacher. It implies that the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is a good lama, or will become a good teacher himself in the future; that is, whatever the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama has to say or teach is valid, since he received it from a qualified source.

A young Panchen Lama receiving initiation from his beloved Guru, Kachen Jamyang Gyatso. Look at how fatherly the lama is towards his young student. Such a warm, affectionate photo.

A young Panchen Lama receiving initiation from his beloved Guru, Kachen Jamyang Gyatso. Look at how fatherly the lama is towards his young student. Such a warm, affectionate photo.

These remarks constitute a huge reversal in the Dalai Lama’s 22-year stance on the Panchen Lama but what has been most worrying for the Tibetan leadership is the Dalai Lama’s provision of evidence that there can be more than two emanations of a lama existing at the same time. This opens the possibility that the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama could be the real deal, and it is something that no Tibetan has ever entertained the possibility of before – that Beijing, in fact, could have the real Panchen Lama under their control.

 

The tale of two Panchen Lamas

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, then aged six, was recognised by the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet.

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, then aged six, was recognised by the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet.

In his short interview, the Dalai Lama voluntarily stated that some lamas have two emanations and he referenced Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, a lama who lived 100 years ago. When he died, Khyentse Wangpo famously reincarnated as five individuals: Dzongsar Khyentse, the 1st Palpung (Bheru) Khyentse, Dzogchen Khyentse, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and (Kathog) Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro.

Upon his passing, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro went on to reincarnate as three individuals: Khyentse Yeshe, Jigme Khyentse and Dzongsar Khyentse.

The Dalai Lama cited the Khyentse incarnations as proof that it is possible for a lama to take rebirth as more than one being. Even Hollywood has previously chronicled this phenomenon – in the movie Little Buddha by Bernardo Bertolucci, the title character Lama Dorje takes rebirth as three young children, who are the manifestations of his body, speech and mind. Interestingly, one of the Khyentse incarnations (Dzongsar Khyentse) was an advisor on Little Buddha to ensure the movie remained philosophically and historically accurate.

So is it possible to have more than one 11th Panchen Lama? The Dalai Lama was keen to provide evidence that it is possible even though, as you will notice from the video, there were no related questions that would prompt this information. In fact, this is not the first time there have been two Panchen Lamas. Even in the case of the previous 10th Panchen Lama, it is very well-known that two boys were identified as candidates to occupy the Panchen Lama throne. In the end, both were recognised as reincarnations of the 9th Panchen Lama but only one, the mind emanation, ascended to the throne. The other was recognised as Panchen Otrul, or “emanation of Panchen”.

Hence, according to the Dalai Lama’s interview, there may be two 11th Panchen Lama incarnations i.e. the one he identified and who disappeared, and the one that received official Chinese backing. But if it is possible for two Panchen Lama incarnations to exist simultaneously, then why did the Dalai Lama let everyone believe for 22 years that there is only one Panchen Lama, and that he was kidnapped? The Dalai Lama cited Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s example to apply to the current situation of having two authentic incarnations of Panchen Rinpoche, otherwise why even bring up the subject of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo within a question regarding the Panchen Lama? He is gently starting to shrewdly guide the world into accepting that there are two authentic incarnations of the Panchen Lama although only one will officially occupy the ‘seat’ of Panchen. He has to do this because for decades he was ‘silent’ on this matter and allowed his people to say the Chinese Panchen Lama is fake. Now he has to reverse this.

 

Maybe the Dalai Lama made a mistake?

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Knowing that lamas of such attainments do not do things arbitrarily, questions have been asked as to why the 10th Panchen Lama would take rebirth in two emanations and why the Dalai Lama would allow one of them to be ‘kidnapped’. There are two possibilities:

 

SCENARIO #1:

The Dalai Lama made an uncalculated mistake, and his premature identification of the 11th Panchen Lama led to a young boy’s disappearance. That is, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima is the real Panchen Lama and the Dalai Lama’s decision endangered the future of the Tibetans because it pushed the Panchen Lama into Chinese hands.

 

SCENARIO #2:

The Dalai Lama made a calculated decision and intentionally identified a lesser incarnation of the Panchen Lama, to compel the Chinese government to intervene and identify their own candidate, who is the actual mind or principal emanation. That is, the Chinese have had the real Panchen Lama all along and the Dalai Lama’s decision allowed the mind emanation to ascend to the throne and ensured that the Chinese government threw the full weight of their support behind him. The Dalai Lama acted for the greater good of sentient beings everywhere; his decision would allow the Panchen Lama’s mind emanation to manifest his full abilities, thanks to Chinese backing.

In the light of the Dalai Lama’s most recent comments, it seems clear that the Dalai Lama’s actions were motivated by the second scenario. After all, Tibetans and Tibetan Buddhists commonly regard the Dalai Lama as the emanation of Chenrezig, the omniscient Buddha of Compassion. It would be hard to believe that Chenrezig’s clairvoyance failed and he made a mistake in prematurely identifying the Panchen Lama. Therefore Scenario #2 seems much more likely, and more aligned with everything else that we know about the Dalai Lama — that he did this on purpose.

In allowing the Tibetans to protest for 22 years, the Dalai Lama was able to provoke the Chinese leadership for two decades into continuously supporting their candidate, who is actually the real mind emanation of the Panchen Lama. As a result, while the Tibetans and their supporters were protesting for Gedhun Choekyi Nyima to be freed, the real Panchen Lama gained the platform and resources necessary to turn the Wheel of Dharma on a much greater scale.

That is to say, the entire two Panchen Lama debacle is actually a play between two enlightened lamas who can look beyond labels of border, geography and politics, and are working together to do what is best for sentient beings as a whole, regardless of whether they are Tibetan, Chinese, etc. Hence, the Dalai Lama’s endorsement of the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama may be the latest act in this saga, designed to open the door for the world to have faith in him.

However, there may be other more prosaic reasons surrounding the Dalai Lama’s comments and his acceptance of the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama: he just wants to go back home to Tibet.

 

Returning to Tibet

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In recent months, the Dalai Lama has been making an increasing number of overtures towards the Chinese leadership. His Holiness has become increasingly vocal about his wish to return to Tibet, even sending his emissary Samdhong Rinpoche on a secret mission to negotiate terms with the Chinese.

Accepting the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama means denying a major part of the Free Tibet campaigns for the last 22 years; it means the Dalai Lama is removing what has been a thorn in the side of the Chinese government, and softening his stance towards the Chinese to try and open the possibility for him to return home to Tibet.

Hence his endorsement of the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is just the latest in a list of concessions he has made and the Tibetans should probably expect more. But what does it mean for the Tibetans and their leadership?

  1. To have a Chinese-backed Panchen Lama means that the identification of the next Dalai Lama would fall under the control of the Chinese government. Tibetans in exile would never follow a Chinese-backed 15th Dalai Lama, leaving them essentially leaderless once the 14th Dalai Lama is gone. It would throw the Tibetan community in exile into turmoil.
  2. With his comments, the Dalai Lama is in effect giving up Tibet’s future. His endorsement of the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama means there will no longer be any opportunity for a Dharamsala-backed Dalai Lama recognised by a Dharamsala-backed Panchen Lama. Without an exiled 15th Dalai Lama, it cements the possibility that there will no longer be a fight for independence or autonomy spearheaded by such a candidate.

There is every reason for Tibet support groups to be disheartened and discouraged. Essentially, they wasted their time and resources for the last 22 years campaigning for a missing boy who is not necessarily who they have been led to believe. If he is just an ordinary child, they made a big fuss for nothing; if he is a lesser emanation, it was intentional that he was ‘given up’ by the Dalai Lama for the real Panchen Lama to ascend to the throne. So what exactly were they campaigning for all these years?

And there is every reason for the Tibetan community to worry. His Holiness is probably mindful of the fact he is already 83 years old and the world’s view of Tibetans is slowly changing. They are no longer universally supported like they once were; beset with self-created scandals and with the CTA’s reputation in tatters, financial support and foreign aid is increasingly harder to come by.

The global economic downturn has also had an impact; to protect their economic health and further their own financial interests, nations are opting to forge bilateral relations with China to benefit from lucrative trade deals. Thus, where befriending the CTA was previously viewed as advantageous, it is no longer financially viable to support the supposedly downtrodden Tibetans and antagonise the Chinese leaders and their people, who are well on their way to becoming the next economic and political superpower.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting on April 27, 2018 in Wuhan, China.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting on April 27, 2018 in Wuhan, China.

The Dalai Lama, an astute statesman, sees all of this – at his very doorstep, the Tibetans’ greatest benefactor, India, is inching towards China. Once the Sino-Indian relationship becomes solid, the Indians will no longer have any use for the Tibetans as a political card against the Chinese, and the CTA will be left powerless and subject to the whims of Indian policy change. So it must be that before the Tibetans become completely irrelevant to everyone, the Dalai Lama is now making his own strategic play to befriend China before both China and India does not have any use for him anymore. This explosive statement comes just days before an informal closed-door meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where the Tibet issue is expected to be discussed amongst other pressing topics. Before his words no longer carry any weight, while there is still value for China to watch him acquiescing to their demands, the Dalai Lama is making a final play for a return to Tibet on his own terms.

 

Unity is a distant dream

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The Dalai Lama’s comments have been welcomed by many quarters. It signals that the Dalai Lama is softening his stance on the issues of the last 20 years, something which excites many marginalised Tibetan groups. The Dorje Shugden high lamas and along with hundreds of thousands of Tibetans have accepted the Panchen Lama recognised by China as he is well educated in Buddhism, said to be very gentle, kind and a veritable scholar of Buddhism able to give initiation and teachings into one of the most complex teachings of Buddhism recently which is the Kalacakra tantra attended by tens of thousands in Tibet.

In the last 20 years, the Dalai Lama has taken a very hardline stance towards the issue of the Chinese Panchen Lama – that is, he does not accept the Chinese Panchen Lama and the real Panchen Lama is the candidate that he recognised. Anyone who supports the Chinese Panchen Lama is accused of being anti-Tibetan, a Chinese-paid spy and a traitor to the Tibetan community. Anyone ‘supporting’ the Chinese Panchen is attacked on social media. That has to change now. To attack the Chinese-recognised Panchen Rinpoche and supporters is to attack the Dalai Lama’s ‘endorsement’ of him now.

The other major issue which the Dalai Lama has been very firm about is that of Dorje Shugden – that is, Dorje Shugden practitioners are disobeying his instructions to give up the practice, and they need to be segregated from the rest of the Tibetan community.

Ironically, those who maintain their Shugden practice have been accused of showing respect to and support for the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama. In this way, they are labeled double traitors – not only do they disobey the Dalai Lama, but they support the Chinese government’s choice.

Now that the Dalai Lama himself endorses the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama, it is the first “aspect” of Dorje Shugden practitioners that he is accepting. Does this mean it is only a matter of time before he changes his overall stance towards Shugden practitioners, and they are accepted back into mainstream society as it should be within a democracy? After all, the issue of accepting the Chinese Panchen Lama is much more significant since it concerns Tibet’s second highest lama, one of their political leaders and therefore the potential of any Tibetan freedom or autonomy. In light of the Dalai Lama’s about-face regarding the Chinese Panchen Lama, a softening of his stance towards Dorje Shugden practitioners also seems possible. The majority of Dorje Shugden practitioners continue to respect His Holiness the Dalai Lama and wish him well and hope for his reversal on the Dorje Shugden issue as they have suffered much due to the ban.

This would be welcomed not only by Shugden practitioners alone, but by all Tibetans who have grown weary of the in-fighting that continues to plague their community. Whether it is rangzen (independence) versus umaylam (meaningful autonomy), Lobsang Sangay versus Penpa Tsering, U-Tsangpas versus Khampas, this Karmapa versus that Karmapa, or Dorje Shugden versus non-Dorje Shugden, there are just so many issues dividing the Tibetan community that harmony, let alone independence, feels like a distant dream.

Bringing Dorje Shugden practitioners back into the fold will surely be the quickest and fastest division to resolve, leaving the community with one less divisive issue to contend with. Whether or not they are in Tibet, in India or the West, come what may, they will at least be more united. Surely that is going to be the best way for the Tibetans to have a brighter, more harmonious future. Please remember that the Dalai Lama wishes for the same thing, that Tibetans inside and outside of Tibet will have harmony. Not only is the Dalai Lama now implying that everyone should comply with China’s wishes but in this way, the Dalai Lama’s statement that the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama is “the official Panchen Lama” is the most earth-shattering statement that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has made. Yes, His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the video said clearly that the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama is the official one.

 

Tibet.net: According to reliable source, Panchen Lama Alive and Receiving Normal Education: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Source: http://tibet.net/2018/04/according-to-reliable-source-panchen-lama-alive-and-receiving-normal-education-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama/. Click on image to enlarge.

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The Tibet Express: On Panchen Lama’s 29th birthday, the Dalai Lama says he is still alive, carrying normal education

Source: http://tibetexpress.net/on-panchen-lamas-29th-birthday-the-dalai-lama-says-he-is-still-alive-carrying-normal-education/. Click on image to enlarge.

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The Statesman: 11th Panchen Lama alive,
receiving education: Dalai Lama

Source: https://www.thestatesman.com/india/11th-panchen-lama-alive-receiving-education-dalai-lama-1502627372.html. Click on image to enlarge.

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Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama quarrel:
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  1. Pastor Adeline Woon on Oct 27, 2018 at 2:15 am

    H.H. the 10th Panchen Lama (Main figure)

    (Top to bottom): Amitabha, Lama Tsongkhapa, H.H. the 10th Panchen Lama, Tsangpa Karpo and Dorje Shugden.

    The Panchen Lama line of incarnations are believed to be emanations of Amitabha, the Buddha of Boundless Light. Amitabha is relied on strongly within Pure Land Buddhism that is popularly practised in East Asia. He embodies the awakened aggregate of discernment and that means he purifies desire within the mindstream of practitioners. He currently resides in Sukhavati, the Western Pure Land, where practitioners aspire to take rebirth in order to continue their spiritual practice.

    Panchen Lama is not just a name but a title bestowed by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama upon his illustrious teacher, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen and it literally means ‘Great Scholar’ in recognition of his teacher’s scholarly prowess. Since then, the Panchen Lamas have been regarded as the second highest incarnation lineage after the Dalai Lamas in Tibet. Although this incarnation lineage stems all the way back to India, it is traditionally traced back to Kedrub Gelek Pelsang, one of the two main heart disciples of Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug tradition. Furthermore, the Great Fifth Dalai Lama bestowed the monastery of Tashi Lhunpo in Shigatse to be the monastic seat of the Panchen Lamas. Therefore, Tashi Lhunpo which was originally established by the First Dalai Lama Gendrub Drub has since become the monastic seat of the later incarnations of the Panchen Lama.

    In 1938, the 10th Panchen Lama was born in what is today’s Qinghai province. He was enthroned and given the name Choekyi Gyaltsen at Kumbum Monastery in 1949. In 1954, the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama travelled to Beijing in order to attend the first session of the first National People’s Congress, meeting Mao Zedong and other Chinese leaders. When the Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959, the Panchen Lama remained in Tibet and supported the Chinese government in order to be the spiritual head of his people that remained in Tibet. Following a tour of Tibet, in 1962 the Panchen Lama wrote a document entitled the 70,000 Character Petition denouncing the abusive policies of the Chinese in Tibet. In 1964, he was publicly humiliated and dismissed from all posts and imprisoned. In 1978, he returned his monastic vows and married Li Jie, a soldier and medical student. In 1983, Li Jie gave birth to a daughter who was named Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo. She is highly revered as she is the only known offspring of the either Panchen Lama or Dalai Lama incarnation lineages. The Panchen Lama entered clear light from a heart attack in Shigatse at the age of 51 in 1989.

    One of the main protectors of the Panchen Lama line of incarnations is Tsangpa Karpo, the peaceful aspect of Setrap Chen. Setrap along with his various manifestations is a Dharma Protector that arose in ancient times in India and was brought to Tibet by Lotsawa Loden Sherab. Dorje Shugden was also closely associated with the Panchen Lamas by virtue of his previous life as Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, the heart disciple of His Holiness the 4th Panchen Lama. There is a large chapel dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tashi Lhunpo Monastery which still stands today. It was consecrated by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche at the request of His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama. Within the collected works of the 10th Panchen Lama, there is an extensive liturgy propitiating Dorje Shugden. Therefore, his writings bear testament to the fact that the Panchen Lama worshiped and considered Dorje Shugden to be beneficial and his practice efficacious.

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  2. Pastor Adeline Woon on Oct 27, 2018 at 2:13 am

    H.H. the 4th Panchen Lama (Main figure)

    (Top to bottom): Manjushri, H.H. the 4th Panchen Lama, H.H. the 5th Dalai Lama, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, Dorje Shugden and Four-Faced Mahakala.

    The Panchen Lama line of incarnations are believed to be emanations of Amitabha, the Buddha of Boundless Light. Amitabha is relied on strongly within Pure Land Buddhism that is popularly practised in East Asia. He embodies the awakened aggregate of discernment and that means he purifies desire within the mindstream of practitioners. He currently resides in Sukhavati, the Western Pure Land, where practitioners aspire to take rebirth in order to continue their spiritual practice.

    Panchen Lama is not just a name but a title bestowed by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama upon his illustrious teacher, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen and it literally means ‘Great Scholar’ in recognition of his teacher’s scholarly prowess. Since then, the Panchen Lamas have been regarded as the second highest incarnation lineage after the Dalai Lamas in Tibet. Although this incarnation lineage stems all the way back to India, it is traditionally traced back to Kedrub Gelek Pelsang, one of the two main heart disciples of Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug tradition.

    Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen who later became known as the 4th Panchen Lama was born in a village called Drukgya in the Lhan valley, in Tsang, in 1570. He searched for and enthroned Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso as the 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen as the 4th Zimkhang Gongma (the incarnation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa). These two lamas became the heart disciples of Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen.

    Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen managed to keep suppression by the Tsang king at bay by healing the king from disease and subsequently, he was allowed to recognise the Fifth Dalai Lama. Later, he forged an alliance with the invading Mongols after they had defeated the Tsang king and thus, he was able to enthrone the Dalai Lama as the temporal leader of Tibet at Drepung Monastery. In turn, the Dalai Lama unified Tibet and established his government of the Gaden Podrang. He offered his monastic seat of Tashi Lhunpo to his guru, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen and also bestowed upon him the title Panchen Lama. Thereafter, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen was known as the Panchen Lama and Tashi Lhunpo became the monastic seat of the Panchen Lama incarnation lineage. On the spiritual side, he wrote prolifically and one of his most famous works was the Lama Chopa, also known as the Guru Puja. It was originally transmitted through an oral tradition and stemmed from the sacred teachings and transmissions that Manjushri gave to Lama Tsongkhapa.

    Four-Faced Mahakala is a protective emanation of Manjushri, the patron Bodhisattva of Wisdom and is a protector of the Cakrasamvara Tantra. This is one of the main tantric systems widely practised within the Gelug order and therefore, this protector is widely propitiated by many high lamas of our tradition as well.

    Upon his passing Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen arose in the form of Dorje Shugden, who became a protector of the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa and has been widely propitiated as such ever since.

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  3. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 22, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Medicine Buddha puja encourages healing of all levels – physical, mental and emotional healing for those in need.

    High resolution file of this thangka is available for download for all dharma practitioners around the world and for those who just want sacred images in their environment. Enjoy, be blessed and share this with others.

    Here is the link to free download of this image and many other images: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html?nggpage=7

  4. Bong on Aug 12, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I love these pictures. These are beautiful pictures of H.E. Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche going to meet His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche and getting blessings from Panchen Rinpoche. You can see how humble Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche is. He is always bowed in the presence of Panchen Rinpoche. Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche is a great lama himself yet has not ego to get blessings from another very high lama. Beautiful to see this.

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    HHPanchenLamaAndHHDilgoKhyentse

  5. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 28, 2018 at 6:21 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

  6. Joy Kam on Jul 26, 2018 at 3:47 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

  7. Kelsang on May 14, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Tashi delek Rinpoche lak I am work for Dept of education in Dharamshala. Sorry for not say my name but there are many problems come to me if people are know who am I. I am not in democracy working. Thank you for write this article about our Panchen Rinpoche la. I am happy to know he is live and we are have two Panchen Rinpoche. I am wait for long time to hear this news. Thank you Rinpoche la for share to us.

    • Bhopa on May 15, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Lama la kyab su chiwo
      Sangye la kyab su chiwo
      Cho la kyab su chiwo
      Gendun la kyab su chiwo

      Thanks to Rinpoche lak for to share the news with us . What you are say in post is powerful and v good. It is the truth we are have two Panchen Lama in our Tibet society so I m agree to you and also to Kelsang lak I m one of your colleague from other department ( home ) . I m not agree to Dalai Lama and my thinking are not agree to Dalai Lama but I m not dare to say like this or many problem and difficult for work .

      So one of my inji friend is say to me we are ‘ infant democracy ‘ something like we want to make democratic but is difficult coming. I tell to her we bhopa have some saying is our Dhasa doing democratic is working like farting in water . Many noise and buble but not smell coming so no result coming .

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  8. callista on May 12, 2018 at 12:11 am

    I am glad to hear His Holiness 14 Dalai Lama (HHDL) is taking a step by step to mend the relationship with China by :
    a)sending his emissary Samdhong Rinpoche on a secret mission to negotiate terms with the Chinese.
    b) recognized the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is real and is the official one.

    As what His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche commented in the article that, this is likely to be HHDL wishes to return to Tibet and have a good term with China for future Tibet.

    Well, to have a good relationship with China, HHDL will need to unite the Tibetan by practicing religious freedom.

  9. Stella Cheang on May 9, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    It seems like His Holiness is in a habit of changing his mind, especially on important issues that relate to religion and tradition. For example, His Holiness changes his mind on the 11th Panchen Lama, Gyaincain Norbu. His Holiness identified and recognised another boy, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, as the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995. For the last 20 years plus, His Holiness and his leadership team believed that Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was kidnapped and murdered by the Chinese. Now, His Holiness says that this boy (now grown up) is alive and well. And His Holiness recognises Gyaincain Norbu as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama, making him the qualified Panchen Lama. Similarly, His Holiness changed his mind on an important religious topic, which is the practice of Dorje Shugden. His Holiness created praise prayers to Dorje Shugden but changed his mind and initiated a ban on this practice in 1996. While flicker-minded on important religious matters cast a bad and suspicious light on the religion and the practitioners, but there is also crazy wisdom practiced by highly attained beings who could be juxtapositioning issues to bless the people. May we have the wisdom to understand His Holiness. Thank you for this sharing.

  10. yin ping on May 2, 2018 at 2:28 am

    The Dalai Lama not only acknowledges his candidate is still alive, he also endorsed Chinese-backed Panchen Lama as official one. Such wonderful news! It is clear that he wants to make peace with China. Dalai Lama’s supporters and followers should respect his wishes and give in full support.

    The Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is known to be Dorje Shugden practitioner. Could this means Dalai Lama would make statement soon to clear Dorje Shugden controversy?

    The Dalai Lama’s compassion and skillfulness brings so much hope and peace to everyone. His statement for sure has cleared many doubts, conflicts and controversies. We are looking forward the Dalai Lama put an end to the Dorje Shugden ban. May the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama long life and continue to turn the wheel of dharma _/\_

  11. JP on May 1, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    This is very good news! I agree with Rinpoche that HH the Dalai Lama premeditated this matter regarding HH the Panchen Lama. It is timely to support China as India is definitely mending their relationship with China for the general good of both economies. If the Tibetans in exile do not get on the band wagon and mend ties with China, they will lose their special privileges from India very soon. China has become too big and powerful not to be friends with.

    If HH the Dalai Lama can contradict himself by recognizing the Chinese backed Panchen Lama, I don’t see why HH the Dalai Lama won’t back track on his ban on Dorje Shugden in the very near future. If HH really wants to return to Tibet, China will not tolerate his religious ban on Dorje Shugden. So HH will definitely have to make some comments on this matter very soon and also remove the page on his website regarding this ban if HH wants to return to Tibet.

    China would want to see HH being a monk who is all accepting and supportive of the Chinese government’s promotion of peace and harmony. Any sort of dissension will not be tolerated by the Chinese government.

  12. Sharon Ong on May 1, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Could this be a sign of more good news to come?

    I believe that this could be the first olive branch from His Holiness Dalai Lama to China to pave way for him to return to Tibet. Whether Tibet will regain its sovereignty remains a question mark but it would be wise for the Tibetan government-in-exile to mend the fences with China as China is now a superpower and they have a lot more to gain being a friend of China than a foe.

    I am glad that the Panchen Lama recognised by HHDL is alive and well, and given what His Holiness said in the video, the Buddhist world should rejoice that we have the Panchen Lama returning as 2 very beneficial beings.

    With this recent development, I believe that it is also symbolic of His Holiness accepting the Dorje Shugden practice as Panchen Lamas have traditionally relied on Dorje Shugden and continued this Protector practice to this day.

    I sincerely thank Rinpoche and his wonderful team for sharing this good news. May His Holiness Dalai Lama and both Panchen Lamas have long and stable lives to continue turning the Wheel of Dharma.

  13. TANDIN on May 1, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Reincarnation occurs according to dharma in Three ways
    Ku (mind)
    SUNG (speech)
    And Thug (body)

    • Tashi on May 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Tandin,

      Reincarnation occurs according to Dharma in five primary ways:

      Ku (body)
      Sung (speech)
      Thuk (mind)
      Yonten (qualities)
      Trinley (activities)

      And the reincarnation (emanations) of highly realized beings are not subject to just the above five methods, but it can be countless. No limits. Enlightened mind has no limits.

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      • Sharon Ong on May 8, 2018 at 4:51 pm

        Thank you for sharing that. Very nice thangka!

  14. Arnaud on May 1, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Dharma is really amazing ! We can mix ultimate, relative, pedagogical truths and skillful ways (tab lam). Rinpoche, you are very clever and use all these kinds of truth to create the pix… For exemple with the astral travel and powa in the body of other… Hahahaha You are a great magician.
    Like this, you can creat realities.
    One example :
    « They could eject their mind from their bodies, occupy that of a passing bird (for example), go somewhere far away to receive teachings then return to their original body later. »
    Right, because everything his ALREADY our mind (ultimate truth), so : we are what we are seeing because every appearance is already our subtle body, our real body. Look at a bird and your are this appearance-bird. Because your are already « this one » (« wich » you are seeing).
    Because everything is our mind, we can see what we want « in a body » : tulku system is the perfect exemple ! Even tulkus don’t remember there previous lifes, we are conviced-sure that they are the new reincarnations of the previous ones. Very nice and very helpful ! Definitely !
    Also, we can create billions of emanations. Because everything is our emanation. So what about :
    « “Oh, one of my emanations is somewhere else and doing something funny.” » ?

    Maybe the next step will be the recognition of the 3 (or for 4) Karmapa… to pacify doubt,
    quarrels and embrittlement of the temporal lineages. It could be very helpful.
    I don’t know about the background of the problem with Sudden.
    Thank you rinpoche.

  15. Lin Mun on Apr 30, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    It is a great news that Dalai Lama recognised China backed Panchen Lama. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and explaining the reasons for why certain decision and actions were done by Dalai Lama. We normally view the situation on the surface without understanding the origins and background of it. It make sense that Dalai Lama do not recognise the Panchen Lama at first in order for him to get the education and protection from China.

    I hope with the recent change of Dalai Lama, he will also resolve the Dorje Shugden issue soon and bring down the authoritative power of CTA.

  16. graceleong on Apr 30, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama might be thawing the relations between Tibet and China by making the above comments of
    1) the Panchen Lama recognised by him, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima is safe and well; and
    2) the China recognised Panchen Lama, Gyaincain Norbu, is studying under a good teacher, which in other other words makes him a good student of the Dharma
    3) and that it’s possible to have multiple manifestation of the previous reincarnation.

    This will halt the campaign “Missing Panchen Lama” started by the CTA, which was on for more then 2 decades, which painted China very negatively. Lots of funds were also collected by the CTA in the last 2 decades under this campaign …. it will certainly help to see more accountability and transparency on how these funds were being used ……

    Overall it’s a very positive development and I am sure the Dharma world welcomes the idea of more Wisdom beings that will learn and teach Dharma to benefit many. With folded hands. Thank you Rinpoche.

  17. Samfoonheei on Apr 30, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Time has changed, its indeed a GREAT NEWS from HH Dalai Lama, the recognition of China-backed Panchen Lama . Every body looking forward to more wonderful news and with this recognition of China-backed Panchen Lama we can reassured the relationship between China and Tibet has improved then. So Panchen Lama is still alive and is doing well and will cleared any doubts of what has happen to Panchen Lama all these years since his disappearance years ago. It’s a good move, the next logical move hopefully HH Dalai Lama as wished to be back in Tibet and followed by lifting the ban on Dorje Shugden which is long overdue. May HH Dalai Lama live long and solved the Dorje Shugden controversy which can bring peace , harmony and unity to all around the world.
    Thank you Rinpoche and the writer’s team for this wonderful sharing.

  18. Su Ming on Apr 30, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    First of all, I am really happy that the Dalai Lama spoke about the China Panchen Lama. Indirectly, it was his way at this moment I feel in recognising this Panchen Lama which China has endorsed. Or why even bring him up at all.

    I wonder what will happen if this China Panchen Lama endorsed the new Dalai Lama? After all, it is from the horse’s mouth that this Panchen Lama is authentic by mentioning that high lama can have various emanation. And it is no secret that Panchen Lama is a great practitioner of Dorje Shugden. And the lama’s he often are seen with are great practitioners of Dorje Shugden also.

    I rejoice on this news as I feel, the Tibetans are making their way to make peace with China with this announcements for the sake of their people and preserving the Tibetan culture.

    I do hope this is a start of more good news!

  19. Uncle Eddie on Apr 30, 2018 at 11:08 am

    A great many thanks to Rinpoche for sharing the latest development news of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama’s turned-around stance in the acceptance of the Panchen Lama as the real incarnate. We happily rejoice for such great and happy news which we feel will greatly stabilize and strengthen the relationship between China and Tibet! Its so very kind and of great wisdom of the Dalai Lama to use this China-backed Panchen Lama event as a good teaching-event to teach and enlighten dharma practitioner-students, followers and interested religious followers of such unique religious happenings in Tibetan Buddhism. As mentioned, this China-backed Panchen Lama has a very good teaching implying it will result in a very good learned student! All religious Buddhist practitioners world-wide will be so happy with this stunning announcement by His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, which is expected to settle many doubts, issues, disharmony and problems. Of course, China definitely will be delighted with this announcement, so would the whole religious World. May there be peace, prosperity, and happiness for Tibet and China. Long live His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, His holiness Panchen Lama and our beloved guru, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche too. Om Mani Padme Hum.

  20. Sofi on Apr 30, 2018 at 2:54 am

    It is indeed an interesting change coming from the Dalai Lama in accepting the Panchen Lama as a real incarnate as well. It does seemed that the Dalai Lama is protecting Panchen Lama as during that time anything the Dalai Lama says China would react opposite. So in rejecting this Panchen Lama, the condition was created for China to protect and offer the best for the Panchen Lama. Now that the conditions have changed with China being the top global economy, without the insecurities, the Panchen Lama has a safe environment to practice and teach in. The Dalai Lama no longer needs to protect but to allow the recognition of Panchen Lama be known and accepted by the exiles too. Wish I could see the red faces of those who had so strongly objected to this Panchen Lama. However with this, I think the Dalai Lama will need to return to Tibet, to make peace in order for his future incarnation to be recognised by the Panchen Lama. The future 15th Dalai Lama to be recognised by the Panchen Lama could very well be a Chinese born Dalai Lama. Those in exile need to note this and if they do not accept the Panchen Lama as authentic, then they will be without their Dalai Lama as both Panchen Lamas are in China.

    With the Dalai Lama’s turn around stance on the Panchen Lama, if HH is really protecting the Panchen Lama in his formative years, then one could see the greatness of the Dalai Lama’s mind and his astute strategies that plays out into the future. A sign of an enlightenment mind? As such, would it be that the Dalai Lama had also created the conditions for Dorje Shugden’s beneficial practice to spread throughout all corners of the world? After all, Tibetan Buddhism had spread so rapidly and who better to be the more effective protector than Dorje Shugden who is the emanation of wisdom Buddha Manjusri and so karmically close to us. May the Dalai Lama recant on the Dorje Shugden ban swiftly as by uniting his people, a greater force could work towards achieving his wishes sooner.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this latest development that can only be taken as a rejoice towards more favourable conditions for the harmony of practitioners. Will look forward to seeing the more news of the Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet and the conditions of his return.

  21. Cc on Apr 29, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    🙏🙏🙏
    Indeed great news!!!

    Rejoice!
    This will strengthten the relationship between Tibet and China and may there be peace and harmony among Tibet and China

    May His Holiness Panchen Lama continue great work to benefit sentient beings.

    Hope there will be good news on Dorje Shudgen ban.

  22. Anne Ong on Apr 29, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    I rejoice for such great news! Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this wonderful news to all of us.🙏 I hope H.H. The Dalai Lama would share another great news to us in the very near future is to lift DS ban 😍 Then we can all Cheers!🌈👍☘️🍹

  23. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Apr 29, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    I rejoice so much for these good news. It is a big relief to know that the Panchen Lama chosen by the Dalai Lama is safe as stated by H.H. the Dalai Lama. Also, to know that the Panchen Lama backed by China is an emanation of the Panchen Lama is, according to the Dalai Lama, such good news. Now, as stated so clearly by the Dalai Lama, the confusion can end and we rejoice in both Panchen Lamas. Also, when I look at the pictures the Panchen Lama backed by China has much similarities with the previous Panchen Lama. It is proof that enlightened beings can manifest according to their choice and our needs to benefit all sentient beings.

    I believe that this will end the baseless accusations on social media against those who speak up for peace and harmony within the Tibetan Community. Many spoke up without knowing the Buddhist background and abilities of enlightened beings. May this also bring an end to the Dorje Shugden conflict, which has been going on now for many years and brought much pain to many.

    Thank you for these great news!

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  24. Chris Chong on Apr 29, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Blog Team for this article.

    It is certainly a game changer when His Holiness Dalai Lama said these shocking statements.

    1. The Panchen Lama that he recognised is alive, living a normal life and currently studying under 1 good teacher
    2. There is a possibility of multiple emanations of a Lama and His Holiness gave the example of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo who emanated into 5 emanations one century ago

    From my understanding, what His Holiness in inferring is that the last Panchen Lama might have multiple emanations which means that both the current Panchen Lamas might be real. His Holiness also told us that the Panchen Lama that he recognises and disappeared since the recognition is still alive. He is having a good education from a good teacher and a normal life. This is a stunning news.

    This statement from His Holiness will put a total end to rumours of His Holiness’s Panchen Lama being killed or kidnapped by China. The fight over the 2 Panchen Lamas will end as well because now His Holiness is inferring that both Panchen Lamas are real. All those fights over who is the real Panchen Lama seems to be silly and unnecessary now.

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  25. Adam on Apr 29, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Breaking news! Well all the people who was saying China-backed Panchen Lama is fake sure look ridiculous now. They attacked all the Tibetans and supporters who respected the China-backed Panchen Lama calling them all types of dirty and foul names in person and on social media. Calling them China stooges and China paid vulgar names for believing in the China-backed Panchen Lama. Now who looks so ridiculous? Now the Dalai Lama says the China-backed Panchen Lama is good and has a good teacher. If he has a good teacher it means he is turning into a good teacher himself. So he is qualified to teach. The end. Dalai Lama says the China-backed Panchen Lama is an emanation of the previous Panchen Lama because high lamas can incarnate back as several lamas at the same time. So the Panchen Lama recognized by the Dalai Lama and the China-backed Panchen Lama are both good and both are incarnations of the previous Panchen Lama. How the tables have turned. Now all the people who criticized China-backed Panchen Lama can keep quiet and remember how ridiculous they look now. Listen to what the Dalai Lama says now as of April 2018 about the China-backed Panchen Rinpoche- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hsyWE-fhZU

    The Panchen Lama recognized by Dalai Lama is alive and well also according to Dalai Lama himself.

    panchen1111111

  26. so kin hoe (KISG) on Apr 29, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the wonderful news to all of us. The acknowledgement and recognition of China-backed Panchen Lama with positive comments given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is a big step to strengthen the relationship between Tibet and China positively. When all the conflicts within Tibetan Buddhists are being resolved peacefully, may the Buddhadharma continues to grow wider and spread further to benefit more sentient beings. Our world with many living beings need more enlightened spiritual guides to cultivate peace and promote the teaching of kindness, equanimity and all the positive moral values heading towards the realization of world peace. May Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and both His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche live long with stable health. May His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama able to return back to Tibet soonest possible and reunite with all the Tibetans.

    Humbly with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  27. Cindy H on Apr 29, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Finally, a positive resolution to one of the highly charged issues between China and the Tibetans (with a vested interest from the world at large). With such clear clarifications from H.H the 14th Dalai Lama (HHDL) that;

    (i) HHDL’s choice of the Panchen Lama is still very much alive (not killed off) and carrying normal education;
    (ii) multiple incarnations of one mind is possible, common and not unheard of in Tibetan Buddhism (with clear example of the 5 emanations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo);
    (iii) Gyaincain Norbu, the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama in Tibet has received good Buddhist education and even teachings from a good teacher, implying that, “the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is a good lama, or will become a good teacher himself in the future; that is, whatever the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama has to say or teach is valid, since he received it from a qualified source”;

    it will definitely put a stop to all negative actions from both sides stemming from this issue – particularly the cessation of criticisms against either Panchen Lamas; the stopping of the persecutions from either side when it comes to believers or supporters of either one of the Panchen Lama; and the ending of this issue as a cause of divisiveness within the Sangha and Tibetan communities. It is truly something to rejoice for as not only will it end the heavy negative karma generated through those actions but it also creates the cause for future harmony and stability within the Tibetan communities.

    Considering the clairvoyant powers of HHDL, who is none other than Chenrezig, logically, scenario 2 is more plausible. After all, beyond just making friends with China, the ramification of HHDL acknowledging the authenticity of Gyaincain Norbu, the Chinese-backed Panchen Lama is huge given that under Tibetan tradition, the Panchen Lama, second only in ranking to the Dalai Lama, plays a vital role in finding the next incarnation of the Dalai Lama. Hence, it is logically not something HHDL takes lightly and would be dealt with care and due diligence.

    Hopefully, such encouragingly positive change is a precursor to the end of the Dorje Shugden illogical ban. Thank you Rinpoche and the blog team for this wonderful sharing.

  28. Sock Wan on Apr 29, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this news. It sounds really crazy, at first His Holiness says the Panchen Lama recognised by the Chinese government is not the real McCoy, now he is indirectly saying the Chinese recognised Panchen Lama is not fake by citing the example of a lama who emanated into 5 different individual after he passed away.

    I guess CTA has not really seen the implication of what Dalai Lama has said on the Panchen Lama issue. They were just happy to know that the Dalai Lama recognised Panchen Lama is still alive and is doing well. They probably think it is a good news because their Panchen Lama is still alive and will be able to recognise the reincarnation of Dalai Lama after this one enters into clear light. So who really is the person who ‘imprisoned’ the Dalai Lama recognised Panchen Lama? The Chinese government or maybe the CTA?? Maybe CTA is kidnapping their own Panchen Lama so they have another thing to condemn China, to gain sympathy, to make it into a cause for them to make money?

    Either way, it is a good news to DS practitioners. If Dalai Lama can change his stance on the Panchen Lama, he can one day change his stance on Dorje Shugden too. Sooner or later, CTA will lose its credibility. No one will believe what they say because their statements are also baseless and without logic! Tibetan should open their eyes bigger and see how they are used for someone else’s bank account.

  29. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Apr 28, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    What a wonderful about-turn by H. H. the Dalai Lama to recognize the China-backed 11th Panchen Lama!

    Whatever it may be, with the Dalai Lama’s recent announcements, the present situation is that the 11th China-backed Panchen is now also recognized by the Dalai Lama. Hence there will be no confusion and the Tibetan Leadership cannot use the issue of a false Panchen Lama anymore for whatever ends. The Dalai Lama also praised his education, saying that he has been receiving teachings from a good, qualified teacher. This means whatever he teaches comes from an authentic source. At the same time, the Dharamsala-approved Panchen Lama is safe and well and is receiving a normal education. The Dalai Lama is not worried about his situation.

    To me , it looks like the Dalai Lama had planned and staged the whole “play” to effect the appointment (by China)of the mind emanation as the 11th Panchen Lama.

    Accepting and endorsing the China-backed Panchen Lama signifies that the next logical move the Dalai Lama is likely to make (and may this be the case) is to remove the ban on Dorje Shugden to bring greater stability and unity to the Tibetan community, so divided by the conflict over the Dorje Shugden controversy. This move will be in line with China’s new policy of officially recognizing Dorje Shugden for peace and stability and prohibiting any creation of conflict over the Shugden issue.

    May all be well for the Dalai Lama to fullfil his dream to return home to Tibet soon .

  30. Joy Kam on Apr 28, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Finally, all those who have been worried, protesting and demanding to know where is the Panchen Lama can now be at peace! Yes, it is true what His Holiness said that highly attained Lamas can emanate into many different beings simultaneously. Hence, His Holiness has indicated that the China-backed Panchen Lama and the one He recognised could both be of the same mind, though one will be the main one to sit on the throne. This is not uncommon as the previous Panchen Lama also had two emanations. On top of that His Holiness also mentioned there could be many more, who knows?! Well, this clears a lot of things up about the mystery behind the China-backed Panchen Lama.

    For His Holiness to suddenly say this, at this very pivotal time, is indeed very skilfull of His Holiness and I truly hope this will help build some kind of friendship with China, so that His Holiness’s wishes will come true, which is for Him to return to Tibet, China. He has been recently repeating His wish to return and that it was good for Tibet to remain with China, recognising it’s growth and development.

    All who keep criticising and protesting against China should really stop if they respect, care and love His Holiness and really wishes him well. May His Holiness live long and from this one good news, may there be more such as the Dorje Shugden issue which can bring peace and unity to all Tibetans and Buddhist around the world. That would be so wonderful! Thank you Rinpoche for this brilliant news! 🙏🙏🙏

  31. Wai Meng Wan on Apr 28, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    What a major turnaround in events, such a scenario was unthinkable as late as last year. Still with all the collaboration and meeting between India and China, it is indeed a very good move for the Dalai Lama to tell it as it is. Hope this move by the Dalai Lama by extending an olive branch will be well taken by the Dalai Lama, and may the Dalai Lama get his wish to return back to Tibet.

    I agree very much with this article, Tibetans needs to be much more united, and not divided over so many issues for such a small population of people. May the Panchen lamas continue their great work to benefit sentient beings.

  32. Jacinta Goh on Apr 28, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    By this statement, I can see the greater possibility of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama returning back to Tibet, to His seat in Potala Palace and the possible harmony between Tibet and China. Just like the recent breakthrough news of the unification between South Korea and North Korea after decades long of Korean War. By naming the China-backed Panchen Lama as the official one, not only China will be happy but it gives hope to those Tibetan refugees a chance to go back to their homeland and be reunited with their long lost family members and friend. Why the Tibetan have to be refugees when in fact they have their homeland back in Tibet? And which seems possible now since H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama has been lenient in His speech lately( with facts and logic). Besides this, in future, there will be less conflict in the recognition of future candidate of H.H. DalaiLama too. To me, it’s a win-win situation for both, never mind religion and reincarnation. After all, Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas will always look for ways to benefit more sentient beings.

    Thank you Tinpoche for sharing this news.

    • Jacinta Goh on Apr 28, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      With much regret *it’s Rinpoche 🙏

  33. Tsem Rinpoche on Apr 28, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    It is so kind of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to recognize the China-backed Panchen Lama as an emanation of the previous Panchen Lama. This is such a stunning and remarkable statement and change of events! Dalai Lama also mentions that the China-backed Panchen Lama has a very good teacher implying it will result in a very good learned student. China-backed Panchen Lama is very learned.

    This recognition by His Holiness the Dalai Lama of the China-backed Panchen Lama will settle many doubts, issues, disharmony and problems. It is very kind of Dalai Lama to do this. A few years back Dorje Shugden oracle already told me personally the China-backed Panchen Lama is a real Panchen Rinpoche and there should be no doubts. Now it has come out true with the confirmation of Dalai Lama. I rejoice in having both Panchen Rinpoches. One will occupy Panchen Rinpoche’s seat (throne) as stated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the other one will work to benefit others.

    The Panchen Rinpoche Gendun Chokyi Nyima recognized by the Dalai Lama is alive and well according to Dalai Lama himself which is wonderful news. Dalai Lama said very reliable sources informed him of this. Now the many activists around the world who have campaigned for Panchen Lama Gedun Chokyi Nyima for news of him can relax and not worry about the Panchen Rinpoche Gendun Chokyi Nyima any more. He is alive and well.

    China will be happy with this stunning announcement of Panchen Rinpoche by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and let’s hope China allows Dalai Lama to visit Tibet/China. Dalai Lama has mentioned many times recently he wishes to visit. Dalai Lama also wishes to not only visit but return to Tibet and live there with the Chinese and his people.

    I have said many times that the Tibetan leadership must make friends with China in order to accomplish the peace and prosperity of all Tibetans. Now it is finally happening. As India gets to be friendlier with China, it is important His Holiness the Dalai Lama makes great efforts to befriend China. Tibetans around the world must support His Holiness’s wishes by not berating China and also extending a friendly hand to China. We must make friends with China during the lifetime of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in order to fulfill his wishes.

    Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Long live His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche (both). May there be peace and prosperity for Tibet and China and the world.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    panchen

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

    Read this article to find out what to visit when you are in Mount Wu Tai:
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 05:59 PM
    Dorje Shugden has 5 emanations, each emanation has different functions to address different problems. Shize is the pacify form of Dorje Shugden, he looks very peaceful and he rides on an elephant. His practice is for healing and longevity.

    Learn how to engage his practice:
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    Are you a lover of Indian vegetarian meals? If you are not, then you have to try these Indian food recipes. They are very flavourful and tasty, and best of all they are cruelty-free meals!

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

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


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

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

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    Making Water Offerings to the Buddhas

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

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    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 12:25 AM
    The Buddha didn’t just believe in rebirth, he argued for it

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

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    Friday, Nov 16. 2018 05:56 PM
    Dorje Shugden has 5 different emanations. Each emanation has different functions to solve different problems. Trakze is the most wrathful of all 5 forms, he rides on a Garuda with a snake in his mouth. Trakze is very effective to dispel black magic or serious negative energy disturbances.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Big thanks to the cheerful team from GBG Malaysia! With busy lives, it can be really hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Big thanks to the cheerful team from GBG Malaysia! With busy lives, it can be really hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Surplus food were distributed to 30 needy families staying around Jalan Sungai. Thank you to all volunteers ! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
yesterday
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
yesterday
Are you Ready??? Stay tuned on "KSDS Graduation Day" 18/11/18 9am At Kechara House. KSDS Together We Care. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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KSDS - Pilgrimage cum Camp 2018 We will be organising KSDS very first family pilgrimage cum camp this 24th and ‪25th November‬ 2018 (Saturday and Sunday). Don’t miss this opportunity to have a Family Getaway in the holy place of Kechara Forest Retreat.by Asyley Chia KSDS
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KSDS - Pilgrimage cum Camp 2018 We will be organising KSDS very first family pilgrimage cum camp this 24th and ‪25th November‬ 2018 (Saturday and Sunday). Don’t miss this opportunity to have a Family Getaway in the holy place of Kechara Forest Retreat.by Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
5 days ago
What's so happening at Kechara House? Rehearsal for Graduation Day on this coming Sunday 18/11/18. Stay tuned.KSDS Together We Care.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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