His Holiness the Dalai Lama again says it’s possible to have two Panchen Lamas

Mar 12, 2019 | Views: 9,263
The 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu

His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear learned friends,

I wanted to share with you some interesting information that was recently brought to my attention. On December 28, 2018, during the 30th anniversary of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama’s passing into clear light, His Holiness the Dalai Lama issued a video message to commemorate the occasion. In his video however, His Holiness made some statements that appear to support the legitimacy of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu that I find to be very interesting.

As you may recall, in April 2018, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was travelling and when he arrived back in Kangra Airport near Dharamsala, some reporters interviewed His Holiness. At that time, His Holiness referred to the China-enthroned Panchen Lama as the “official Panchen Lama” and spoke about an important Sakya lama by the name of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, saying that he had manifested five incarnations of Body, Speech, Mind, Quality and Activity. His Holiness was basically implying that if Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo can have five reincarnations, then it is possible for someone like the 10th Panchen Lama to have two i.e. one which His Holiness has recognised, and one which China has recognised. I have previously shared my views on this April interview here.

Now this time, in December 2018, His Holiness has once again repeated the same information during his video message on the 10th Panchen Lama’s 30th death anniversary. What His Holiness said about lamas with high attainments such as the Panchen Lama taking multiple reincarnations is logical. Enlightened beings are not restricted and they cannot be reduced to a specific form, shape or number simply because the nature of enlightenment itself transcends all these human constructs and perceptions.

The other Panchen Lama candidate (Gedhun Chokyi Nyima) who was recognised by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

The other Panchen Lama candidate (Gedhun Chokyi Nyima) who was recognised by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

What I find surprising and also encouraging about this December 2018 statement is that basically, His Holiness is showing he did NOT make a mistake in April 2018 when he first referred to the China-enthroned Panchen Lama as ‘official’ and when he described how it is possible for a lama to have more than one incarnation. It was not a slip of the tongue, His Holiness did not speak in error and His Holiness was fully cognizant and meant what he said – that is, according to the scriptures, it is very possible for there to be two Panchen Lamas. Now this is a big, big turnaround in His Holiness’s position because for over 20 years, up until very recently, His Holiness and the Tibetan exile government have insisted that Gedhun Chokyi Nyima (the boy they recognised) is the real Panchen Lama, and the Chinese government’s enthronement of the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu is invalid.

And the significance of this is huge because when the Dalai Lama refers to the China-enthroned Panchen Lama as ‘official’, suddenly the Chinese Panchen Lama is no longer just a fake lama appointed by the Chinese government. In other words, the Dalai Lama was giving his endorsement of the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu.

The two candidates for the position of the 11th Panchen Lama. (Left:) Gedhun Chokyi Nyima, who was recognised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; (Right:) Gyaincain Norbu, who was recognised by China. Now, the Dalai Lama seems to be saying both are legitimate incarnations of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama.

The two candidates for the position of the 11th Panchen Lama. (Left:) Gedhun Chokyi Nyima, who was recognised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; (Right:) Gyaincain Norbu, who was recognised by China. Now, the Dalai Lama seems to be saying both are legitimate incarnations of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama.

Some people at the time claimed that the Dalai Lama was misunderstood or his comments at Kangra Airport were taken out of context but what can they say now that His Holiness has spoken about this for the second time? Their initial disbelief is understandable considering the fact His Holiness has previously said that his recognition of Gedhun Chokyi Nyima as the real 11th Panchen Lama “could not be changed”. So His Holiness’s sudden turnaround was understandably shocking to many. But in repeating his view in December 2018 that multiple reincarnations are not unusual, especially on an occasion that is specific to the Panchen Lama, His Holiness is reiterating to the world that the legitimacy of the Chinese-enthroned Panchen Lama cannot be disregarded. This is, in effect, another affirmation and endorsement of the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu.

 

Inconsistent or skilful means?

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From an ordinary view, His Holiness’s sudden change of tune makes him appear inconsistent but that is only when viewed from an ordinary perspective which His Holiness does not act from. It is not possible for His Holiness to act from an ordinary, conventional view because he is Chenrezig. They are one and the same, and I have never deviated from my belief that His Holiness the Dalai Lama is one with the Buddha Chenrezig and there is no separation between His Holiness and the Buddha of Compassion.

So, enlightened beings are capable of performing acts that, when viewed from a conventional perspective, will seem confusing and damaging. But that is not to say that their actions are truly ordinary in nature and it is not until later when we see the beneficial results that we realise those actions were in fact great Mahasiddha activities. Take, for example, the highly attained master Ra Lotsawa who manifested this supposed contradiction. The great Ra Lotsawa propagated the Yamantaka tantra, which is today hailed as a very potent and effective practice to gain high realisations and enlightenment. However, in the process of promoting the practice back then, Ra Lotsawa engaged in countless conflicts and even had to subdue a number of opponents in psychic battles, because they might have potentially succeeded in stopping the spread of this beneficial practice. If they were successful, then not only would many people suffer from not receiving the Yamantaka practice, but those who were successful in stopping it would have accumulated immense negative karma.

Ra Lotsawa

For this, Ra Lotsawa endured harsh criticisms and condemnations because many people assumed he was spreading the practice of a demon, and his actions appeared to be against the Dharma. But after the tremendous benefit of the Yamantaka ritual became clear, people saw that in the scheme of enlightened activities, we cannot presume to know the motivation that lies behind the action. It is also for this reason that I always tell my students never to criticise His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the ban on Dorje Shugden and never to disrespect him. Because we do not have the same attainments, we cannot judge His Holiness’ reasons for his actions and it is extremely heavy negative karma when you disparage an attained being, just like those people who criticised Ra Lotsawa would have accumulated a lot of negative karma.

But like that, many people have also criticised His Holiness for openly announcing Gedhun Chokyi Nyima as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama. A few days after the announcement, the boy disappeared and has not been seen since and some people were not happy after that. They asked why His Holiness did not keep the boy’s identity a secret to keep him safe. In this, there are perhaps two possibilities:

(Right:) His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama Choekyi Gyaltsen, who was recognised as the mind (main) incarnation of His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama; (Left:) Venerable Panchen Otrul Rinpoche, who was recognised as the emanation of His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama.

(Left:) His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama Choekyi Gyaltsen, who was recognised as the Mind (main) incarnation of His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama; (Right:) Venerable Panchen Otrul Rinpoche, who was recognised as the emanation of His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama.

  1. There were two incarnations of the 11th Panchen Lama but one had to step aside to allow the Mind incarnation to ascend to the throne. By tradition, the Mind incarnation is the main incarnation and the one who should be enthroned. Having multiple incarnations is not unheard of and it even happened with the 10th Panchen Lama. When they were searching for the 9th Panchen Lama’s reincarnation, they found two boys. Eventually, the Mind incarnation was recognised as the 10th Panchen Lama and the other boy was enthroned as Panchen Otrul, or “emanation of Panchen”.
  2. By recognising the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama, it drove the Chinese government to offer their support for the real Mind incarnation, Gyaincain Norbu. Then over the years, the more the Dalai Lama and his government refuted the legitimacy of Gyaincain Norbu, the more the Chinese government invested in nurturing, educating and promoting him as the legitimate 11th Panchen Lama.
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His Holiness in April 2018 at Kangra Airport near Dharamsala, when he first explained the basis for how there can be two 11th Panchen Lamas. Click on image to enlarge.

So what appears like a mistake on His Holiness’s part may very well have been an extremely skilful way for His Holiness to get the Chinese government to take an interest in the real candidate, the one that Dalai Lama knew from the start was the correct Panchen Lama, the very same candidate that His Holiness now openly declares to be the official Panchen Lama. As the Dalai Lama himself has confirmed, there can be up to five reincarnations of a high lama and so by identifying (for example) the Activity incarnation, His Holiness created the causes for the Chinese government to champion and support the main Mind incarnation.

On the other hand, if the Dalai Lama had openly identified the Mind incarnation i.e. Gyaincain Norbu as the rightful candidate, the Chinese government may not have promoted him and in fact, the opposite result could have taken place. Therefore, by manifesting a ‘mistake’, the Dalai Lama created an amazingly beneficial result. By promoting the 11th Panchen Lama, the Chinese Communist Party in fact revived the Panchen Lama institution and as the result, Tibetan Buddhism was regenerated in the world’s most populous country.

 

Was the Dorje Shugden ban a mistake?

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You may also ask, if His Holiness is Chenrezig then why did he make such a grave error such as banning Dorje Shugden? To answer that, it is important to look at how much the Dorje Shugden practice has grown and how much the Chinese government has promoted this ancient practice since the Dalai Lama manifested the ‘mistake’ of banning it. The more the supporters of the Dalai Lama pushed for the extinction of the Dorje Shugden practice inside the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), the more the Chinese authorities preserved, protected and even promoted it. So the same explanation of the Dalai Lama’s Mahasiddha behaviour applies both in the Panchen Lama controversy and the Dorje Shugden conflict; both have been benefitted and grown tremendously since His Holiness implemented what appeared like wrongful actions.

If we think beyond our own mundane preferences, perceptions and narrow views, we will be able to see the wisdom in the controversies created by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. So we must be realistic and logical, and not emotional and also set aside what we perceive is right or wrong, good or bad, harmful or beneficial and look at the ultimate result. His actions may not have been pleasant in the ordinary sense but ultimately, they resulted in the spread of the Buddha’s teachings. Tibet is not the Shangri-la that the Western media likes to portray and show to everyone. It has been plagued by internal conflicts, intense rivalries, regionalism, politicking and in-fighting for centuries. But China has been on the rise and today, it is a world superpower that will get even stronger over time. So which one is more capable of preserving Buddhism and creating institutions and a culture to spread it far and wide? You think. Clearly it is China. China is the world’s most populous nation with 1.54 billion people that accounts for 18.5% of the world’s population. China yields tremendous influence today and His Holiness the Dalai Lama did what was necessary to pass the custody of Tibetan Buddhism over to the most competent entity to spread it, the powerful Chinese government with all of their might, resources and influence.

 

Further implications

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

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

Ironically, His Holiness’s acknowledgement of the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama supports the Chinese government’s claims to be valid authority to recognise and enthrone high incarnate lamas. Logically speaking, this will include the 15th Dalai Lama and who has the right to name the next Dalai Lama has been hotly contested by the Chinese government and the CTA.

The Tibetans argue that recognising high lamas remains exclusively the duty and privilege of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan authorities. But when His Holiness the Dalai Lama agreed with the Chinese and endorsed their 17th Karmapa candidate Ogyen Trinley, in doing so His Holiness inferred that the Chinese government are capable of identifying the right tulkus and providing the necessary infrastructure and training for the development of high incarnate lamas. And now the Dalai Lama reiterates the same thing with the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu.

Again, on first glance, this appears counterproductive to the Tibetan cause but we should see beyond our own projections and look at His Holiness’s supreme compassion and wisdom. The Tibetan struggle has entered its 60th year, with no hope of reunification or a return in sight. Seeing how present global dynamics makes it nearly impossible for Tibet to come back under the CTA’s control, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is now doing the next best thing for his people, which is to bring an end to conflict and usher in a period of peace and cohabitation. One way of doing this is by recognising the Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu and stop protesting against him, which is something the Chinese leadership have insisted on for many years. This will help to bridge the gap between the Tibetan and Chinese leaderships. In that way, the Tibetans will be able to live peaceful lives, preserve their culture and religious tradition, and have a future to look forward to and no longer be engulfed in the Sino-Tibetan conflict. 60 years in limbo is a very long time and sorry to say but there is no way Tibetans can compete with China. Spiritually, perhaps because we have very pure and attained practitioners, but not economically or militarily which is what the world at large is interested in.

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So realistically, it makes sense for Tibetans and the CTA to befriend the Chinese authorities and to stop antagonising them, and to work with them for a resolution. Personally, I am not interested in politics and this blog post is not meant to be read as a preference for one side or another, or any kind of political argument. All I am interested in is for the Dharma to spread, whether it is in China or outside. But the longer the Tibetan movement persists, the longer the Chinese government will be cautious towards the Tibetans and Tibetan Buddhism. They will continue to see anything Tibetan as potential instruments of separatism and that will not be very beneficial for the Dharma to spread and grow. Some people might see the Dalai Lama’s support of the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama as an act of betrayal but if the Dalai Lama is Chenrezig, which I fully believe that he is, then he will see beyond prejudice, borders, political ideologies and labels. In Buddhism, we learn about the impermanence of all phenomena so labels like ‘countries’ and ‘borders’ and ‘politics’ have no bearing on a Bodhisattva’s mind.

Instead of some people viewing His Holiness’s act as a betrayal, they should actually admire how His Holiness displays an incredible mind that is not controlled by egoistic tendencies. Instead of being stuck on one view and refusing to budge, His Holiness does not hesitate to make pragmatic shifts according to prevailing times and the governing karma and make decisions based on what is best for the people and the Buddha’s teachings. I respect this very, very much amongst His Holiness’s myriad other perfect qualities.

 

An extraordinary spiritual figure

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What is interesting is how the Dalai Lama referred to the great 10th Panchen Lama as an “extraordinary spiritual figure” and said that if he had “…lived longer, I [the Dalai Lama] am certain that it would have been truly beneficial.” This is to say that the Dalai Lama recognises that everything the 10th Panchen Lama did was to further the Buddhadharma and to benefit the Tibetan people. This is not surprising since the Panchen Lamas are believed to be incarnations of the Buddha Amitabha and viewed as the Dalai Lama’s spiritual equal. In Tibet, in terms of rank, only the Panchen Lama is qualified to rule in the Dalai Lama’s absence. The Panchen Lamas are also traditionally very close to the Dalai Lamas, and have been chiefly responsible for recognising and enthroning the Dalai Lamas’ reincarnations.

So, the Dalai Lama’s praise of the 10th Panchen Lama is significant because the 10th Panchen Lama was a devoted Dorje Shugden practitioner and composed an incredible Dorje Shugden kangsol known as Melodious Sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities. In this prayer, the 10th Panchen Lama referred to Dorje Shugden as the protector of Manjunatha’s (Lama Tsongkhapa) lineage and it is said that upon completing the composition, the 10th Panchen Lama witnessed signs confirming Dorje Shugden to be a great defender of the Buddhadharma.

The question is, why would the Dalai Lama refer to a well-known Dorje Shugden practitioner like the 10th Panchen Lama as an “extraordinary spiritual figure” unless it is a subtle way of saying that Dorje Shugden is not really bad and anti-Dharma as some people have claimed? If it is true that Dorje Shugden is the malevolent and unholy spirit of an oath-breaker then surely:

  1. The 10th Panchen Lama would not be deserving of such high praise from the Dalai Lama. How can an “extraordinary spiritual figure” be simultaneously capable of worshipping and propagating the practice of a so-called spirit? Someone who worships a spirit would not logically be praised as “spiritual”.
  2. The 10th Panchen Lama, as a so-called demon worshipper for relying on Dorje Shugden, would have broken his vows if he was really relying on a spirit. Having broken his vows, he would not have reincarnated into a 11th Panchen Lama. So if Dorje Shugden really was a spirit and negative, then the Dalai Lama should not even have recognised Gedhun Chokyi Nyima, let alone endorse Gyaincain Norbu now.

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As you can see, there are many reasons for why His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s latest statement in December is so significant. I have shared my views on all these topics before but now it is interesting that His Holiness is slowly but surely manifesting views that are contrary to his earlier views on Dorje Shugden when he skilfully implemented a ban on the practice. In the same way, His Holiness also appears to be reversing his stance on the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama. In the last 20 years or so since the Dalai Lama denounced both Dorje Shugden and the Chinese-recognised Panchen Lama, China has grown and with its coming of age into power, revived both the Dorje Shugden and Panchen Lama lineages. It is safe to say that both lineages are growing today largely due to the skilful and controversial actions of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. As I mentioned before, great adepts and Bodhisattvas are known to perform deeds for reasons we cannot currently see. His Holiness Trijang Dorje Chang gave a major clue when he wrote in his seminal Dorje Shugden work, Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors that Chenrezig and Manjushri will work together in an illusive play to spread the Buddhadharma and now it appears that this is precisely what is happening.

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The 8th to 11th Panchen Lamas. (Left to right:) His Holiness the 8th Panchen Lama Tenpai Wangchuk; His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama Thubten Choekyi Nyima; His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama Choekyi Gyaltsen (Mind incarnation); Venerable Panchen Otrul Rinpoche (emanation of 9th Panchen Lama); His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Chokyi Nyima (recognised by the Dalai Lama); and His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu (recognised by China). Click to enlarge.

The 8th to 11th Panchen Lamas. (Left to right:) His Holiness the 8th Panchen Lama Tenpai Wangchuk; His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama Thubten Choekyi Nyima; His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama Choekyi Gyaltsen (Mind incarnation); Venerable Panchen Otrul Rinpoche (emanation of 9th Panchen Lama); His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Chokyi Nyima (recognised by the Dalai Lama); and His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu (recognised by China). Click to enlarge.

 

Dalai Lama’s message on
Panchen Lama’s 30th death anniversary

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Tibetan Review:
Dalai Lama reiterates more than one reincarnation possible on Panchen 30th death anniversary

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  1. Samfoonheei on Oct 6, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    On the 30th death anniversary of the 10th Panchen Choekyi , Dalai Lama has mentioned about the late 10th Panchen Rinpoche who was an extraordinary spiritual figure who has worked tirelessly for the benefits of all sentient beings. While addressing the developments concerning his reincarnation, the Dalai Lama said there were instances in Tibetan Buddhist tradition where a reincarnate lama had more than one reincarnation is possible. That’s great news.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this detailed article and explanation on the Panchen Lama issue and the Dorje Shugden ban.

  2. Wai Meng Wan on Sep 24, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    I rejoice that His Holiness the Dalai Lama makes it clear, about how enlightened beings can manifest into myriad forms to suit the work they need to do and the timing of it. The Dalai Lama is not inconsistent or he had slipped previously when he mentions that the mind incarnation of Panchen Lama recognized by the Chinese is the correct Mind incarnation. The Dalai Lama chose this time but probably this was the right time to recognize the correct Mind incarnation of the Panchen Lama.

    The Dalai Lama could have kept silent about the Panchen Lama, if he was determined to just help the Tibetans. By recognizing the Chinese Panchen Lama as the official one, benefits all sentient beings and not just Tibetan people, so whilst the Dalai lama may be seen as short changing the Tibetans, we have to understand Chenrezig always work to benefit all sentient beings and not just one or two groups of people from a particular orientation or race.

  3. nicholas on Aug 23, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Lately HH the 14th Dalai Lama has been toning his words China. Particularly we canx see on the incident of 11th Panchen Lama where now HH the 14th Dalai Lama is saying there is possible of multiple incarnation & referring the China enthroned as the official Panchen Lama. The Panchen issue has been hot for a long time but now His Holiness is changing his attitude and trying to be more diplomatic and wanting to be in the good book of China. Obviously we know this strategy of His Holiness is to return to Tibet. Wonder how Tibetan feels when initially they accused the Chinese adopted the Panchen Lama but now His Holiness saying that it’s no surprise for Panchen Lama to have multiple incarnation. If this was mention at the beginning of the recognition, I believe it will create less issue.

  4. Freon on Mar 23, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    H.H. Dalai Lama is very compassion, wisdom and skilful. It is very true that with the “help’ from H.H Dalai Lama, the Panchen Lama lineage is actually well preserved by the Chinese government. If without the “scarify” from H.H Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhist will never florist in the west and now east.
    Sometimes, thing happened not as what we see straight forward. Especially when Bodhisattva helps. It is not what we imagine the things happened exactly what we want, but, truly it manifest to benefits us in the big pictures.
    By announcing Panchen Lama of China is the right person on throne, it mean so much which only I understand when I read this article. Very in dept article.

  5. Bradley Kassian on Mar 23, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for giving us such a detailed explanation on the Panchen Lama issue and the Dorje Shugden ban. It’s heartwarming that both Panchen lamas are being recognized by the current Dalai Lama. Both Panchen Lamas are very compassionate, and both are an incarnation of Dhyani Buddha Amitābha. From our side, it’s illogical for us to think that enlightened & attained beings can’t emanate in a multitude of forms simultaneously.

  6. Wai Meng Wan on Mar 23, 2019 at 11:06 am

    This is very interesting what the Dalai Lama is now saying, that the Chinese backed Panchen Lama is indeed the true Mind incarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama and he is quoting Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and also the 9th Panchen Lama, that these lama comes back as more than one incarnation.

    If we remember correctly, the Communist states under the USSR, and many people living under autocratic regimes they usually relied on reading in between the lines to get to the heart of the matter. So it would not be right to box the Dalai Lama into just what he says literally.

    The same can be said of what the Dalai Lama has said about the Dorje Shugden issue. remember the 5th Dalai Lama wrote praises and prayers to Dorje Shugden, the 5th was one of the most powerful Dalai Lamas of all time. The 5th Dalai Lama is of the same mind stream as the 14th Dalai Lama, many incarnations ago the 5th Dalai Lama saw the true nature of Dorje Shugden, as enlightened so it cannot be a few centuries later, and enlightened protector has regreessed to being a spirit.

  7. Chris on Mar 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team on sharing with us this article. It is very logical and well researched and I am able to learn on how holy beings work with each other to benefit sentient beings. It is mind-blowing to know how well these holy beings can plan and strategize their actions so far into the future bringing maximum oceanwide benefits.

    The actions of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been erratic and unpredictable recently and he often changes his stance on issues which are totally contradictory of what he said previously. Many people start to have negative thoughts and doubts about His Holiness because of this.

    We must have faith in His Holiness the Dalai Lama as he is Buddha of Compassion, Chenrezig. Whatever actions he performs will only bring benefit in the long run. One must think deep and far to be able to see the true intention of His Holiness. Nevertheless, we should not lose faith in His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Because of his actions, the Chinese Panchen Lama is able to spread BuddhaDharma effectively in China without problems. This is the skillful means of the Buddhas.

  8. Samfoonheei on Mar 18, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Interesting news as HH 14th Dalai Lama in the commemoration of the 30th death anniversary of the 10th Panchen Lama, spoke that there are instances in Tibetan Buddhist tradition where a reincarnate lama can took more than one manifestation. It is possible that there can be more than one emanations on the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Rinpoche. Gedhun Chokyi Nyima, who was recognised by HH 14 th Dalai Lama and Gyaincain Norbu, who was recognised by China , HH dalai Lama said that both are legitimate incarnations of HH 10th Panchen Lama. Interesting information and this is the second time H H Dalai Lama spoke of his view. The 10th Panchen Lama is considered to be one of the most revered religious leaders in entire Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  9. Lama Shenphen Tulku Rinpoche on Mar 16, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    This is so true rinpoche….I have had my mama tell me there are two karmapas even!

    That would make for an interesting article if you wouldn’t mind?

    Thnx,

    Shenphen Tulku

  10. Harold Musetescu on Mar 14, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    First in April 2018 and then on December 28, 2018 the Dalai Lama has stated that there are two 11th Panchen Lamas’.
    Why??
    Is he publicly surrendering to both the Chinese Government and his “Cancer”?
    Is he so desperate to return and DIE AND REINCARNATE in Tibet that he is publicly accepting the Chinese gov’t’s 11th Panchen Lama in return for them allowing him to return (die) in Tibet?
    If the answer is “NO” then why is his doing all of this for?
    Why after all these many many years publicly stating there was only one 11th Panchen Lama and that the other is fake does he now publicly change his mind.
    If the answer is “YES” and he is dying of CANCER then it explains his actions in April and then December of 2018.
    If the answer is “YES” then the Dalai Lama is turning his back on the CTA and all the Tibetans who followed him to India since 1959.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this most excellent article.
    I pray that you live long and continue to spread the teaching of King Dorje Shugden.

  11. Yee Yin on Mar 13, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us such a logical and detailed explanation on the 2 Panchen Lamas and the Dorje Shugden ban issue. His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche has said before that in future, Dorje Shugden and the Dalai Lama might seem to be against each other but we should not lose faith in either of them. With the explanation from Rinpoche, this statement is much clearer now.

    It is right that we cannot view the actions of an enlightened being with our ordinary view because what they are doing is not ordinary and the method used might not be conventional or easily understood by normal people like us. It is just like when we are 3 years old, we cannot understand why our mother doesn’t allow us to eat so much candy. But one thing for sure, what the enlightened beings do is always to benefit others.

    The Dalai Lama is very compassionate and he is really humble. He is humble because fame and reputation to him are not important, he purposely manifests mistakes to promote Dorje Shugden. Even though he might lose his credibility but he doesn’t care. Many people say bad and nasty things about him but it also doesn’t affect him. He has only one goal which is to benefit others. He is such a Bodhisattva!

  12. Harold Musetescu on Mar 12, 2019 at 9:47 am

    You may know about the two 11th Panchen Lama’s but did you know that there is a third Panchen Lama.

    That correct there are three “Living” Panchen Lama’s.

    We have the Dalai Lama’s 11th Panchen Lama.

    We have the Chinese backed 11th Panchen Lama.

    Finally we have the Dalai Lama’s 10th Panchen Lama, Panchen Otrul Rinpoche.

    The Venerable Panchen Otrul (emanation) Rinpoche is still alive.

    You may or may not know that there were two official 10th Panchen Lama’s.

    Just like we now have two 11th Panchen Lama’s there were at one time two 10th Panchen Lama’s.

    The question is when the 10th Panchen Otrul Rinpoche dies will his reincarnation be the third 11th Panchen Lama?

    Here is a link to Panchen Otrul Rinpoche’s website.

    http://www.jampaling.org/about-us/rinpoche/

    Could the CTA use the 10th Panchen Otrul Rinpoche to “Recognize and Enthrone” their chose for the 15th Dalai Lama thus by passing the Chinese government’s 11th Panchen Lama???

    • Wanda on Mar 15, 2019 at 2:36 am

      In all truthfulness

      m4qcnu

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 02:06 PM
    Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Famous for devising his theory of relativity, which revolutionized our understanding of space, time, gravity, and the universe .
    Albert Einstein did said that Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion. Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.
    He is often cited as one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. His work continues to help astronomers study everything from gravitational waves to Mercury’s orbit. It is universal truth….as it covers both the natural and the spiritual and Buddhism has the answers. Interesting read. Reading through this post tell Einstein truly tell his love for Buddhism.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/einstein-on-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 02:01 PM
    Found this old interesting blog about the 100 most spiritually influential living people in 2012. The top 3 spots are great Buddhist leaders. Wonderful get to know some of those great names on the list. Thank you Rinpoche fir this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/people/100-most-spiritually-influential-living-people-in-2012.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 01:59 PM
    Revisit this old post again listening to the songs by George Michael and Elton John. It was more than 30 years ago that George Michael and Elton John’s duet of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” It’s known as one of the greatest pop duets of all time. Letting go is incredibly difficult. No matter what if we cling to worries about the future, or if we keep replaying the mistakes of the past we will never be happy. Let go and move on, if we want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present. Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, we need to learn how to let go for sure. Learning Dharma is the best choice to focus on living fully and meaningfully in the present. Do not quit or give up nor matter what happens in life.
    Thankyou Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/dont-let-the-sun-go-down-on-me-george-michael-and-elton-john.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 01:58 PM
    The interesting biography of King Trisong Detsen, the second Dharma-king of Tibet, who truly established Buddhism in the Land of Snow . King Trisong Detsen, the 38th Yarlung King, had ruled over Tibet from 754 CE to 799 CE. He was the monarch responsible for the official adoption of Buddhism as the state religion of Tibet. It was due to his efforts that the great masters came from India and established Buddhism firmly in Tibet. He was also the king who invited nine royal physicians from neighbouring countries and laid the foundation of Tibetan medicine. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/trisong-detsen-the-great-dharma-king-of-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 9. 2022 12:46 PM
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura ,is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, a temple belonging to the Jodo Sect of Buddhism. Wow…. it has long been the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan,with a height of 11.4 meters. It is one of Japan’s most fascinating historical landmarks where thousands of tourist from all over the world visited yearly. The statue is an iconic sight and most visited by tourist in the area. Merely looking at this huge statue tells all and a blessing indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of a BIG Buddha Statue.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/daibutsuthe-great-buddha-of-kamakura.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 9. 2022 12:45 PM
    Found this old inspiring video briefly showing our Lama HE Tsem Rinpoche ‘s life and the stories behind Kechara organization. Interesting….. Beautiful and meaningful video.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this video.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/world-peace-by-tsem-tulku-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 9. 2022 12:44 PM
    The Dharma Bums were a U.S. garage band, formed in 1987 in Portland, Oregon, United States. The band had performed everywhere, and sing varies of subjects travelling around the world. The best is even Dharma songs as well revolving around Tibetan culture and religion. One of the band members is a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism. Listening to the powerful Crystal Diamond Vajra Dakini, is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/dharma-bums.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:05 PM
    Interesting spiritual journey of Venerable Longlian one of the best-known students of a famous religious leader of modern China. Venerable Longlian was a talented child, at the age of four she could read, write well and was fluent in Chinese poetry. She even could recite scriptures and Buddha’s name and had visited frequently to templesqith her grandparents. Ven. Longlian studied everything from poetry to Chinese medicine under famous teachers at that time. Received teachings from Tibetan scholars as well and took initiations of the three main Gelugpa tantric deities, Vajrabhairava, Guhyasamaja and Chakrasamvara from Changkya Khutukhtu, who was one of the highest authorities in the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. She did composed more than 1000 poems, through her years.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Shin for this interesting write up of China’s most outstanding Bhiksuni.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ven-longlian-modern-chinas-most-outstanding-bhiksuni.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:02 PM
    In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, monastic vows are for life. But somehow Ci’en temple in Zhejiang province offers three-month course and part-time vows recently. Situated in the luxurious forest, Ci’en temple a small temple remains its charm with impressive landscape and Buddhist culture. The Buddhist temple decided to offer admission to civilians who wanted to experience a monk’s life, only to be overwhelmed with applicants. It’s a small temple , hence only those were interested in Buddhism were given a chance. Participants of the program will live as monks in the temple free of charge. They will learn about Buddhist culture, read its scriptures and will also perform all Buddhist activities as arranged. It’s a good training ground to live as a monk or nun to cultivate minds.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Shin for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ven-longlian-modern-chinas-most-outstanding-bhiksuni.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:00 PM
    Ditsa Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Gelug sect in the Huzhu County of Qinghai province. Interesting history of this Ditsa Monastery, been shared . How the reincarnated Lama’s body has shrunk into an incorruptible adamantine body. Nobody at the monastery has realised that the reincarnated Lama was a Great Bodhisattva who came to the world for all sentient beings, but as ordinary people. Its only after the Lama had passed away. Since then the monks in Ditsa Monastery became more serious in their practice and maintained pure moral discipline. Reading this post has gave me a better understanding of that Bodhisattvas come into the world with a variety of manifestations as explained by Rinpoche. Set as a reminder to devote ourselves to our teacher with sincerity and respect and everyone we encounter.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-miraculous-vajrayogini-of-ditsa-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:19 PM
    Lama Ole Nydahl is a Buddhist teacher and author in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu lineage. After years of studying Buddhist teachings and meditating , he was ask to go back to the West set up Buddhist centers. He was also the founder of over 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. As advice by his teacher the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje whom he met at Kathmandu, Nepal he founded the first Buddhist center in the west. Had studied and took many more initiations under many highly attained Lamas such as Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Ogyen Tulku Rinpoche and so on.He was also the founder of over 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. Since then, he has travelled worldwide giving lectures, leading meditation courses and guiding Buddhist centers . Lama Ole is the author of several books and is one of the best known western Buddhist teachers. Through his activities the Karma Kagyu lineage is one of the most popular Buddhist traditions in the West. Lama Ole Nydahl received the transmission of the Phowa teachings from highest Tibetan masters and is today the most significant teacher of this practice in the Western world. Interesting biography .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lama-ole-nydahl.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:18 PM
    Meditation on death awareness is one of the oldest practices in all Buddhist traditions. Buddhist meditation practice of remembering that death can strike at anytime and anywhere. We should practice diligently and with urgency in every moment, even in the time it takes to draw one breath. Over the centuries Buddhism has evolved many different techniques such as mindfulness, loving-kindness and visualisation. Death awareness can serve as a real aid to practice, the importance of using every moment wisely, while we still have the time.
    Reading this article again to refresh , it’s a profound teachings one should read and understand it what is all about. All it take us 10 minutes of our time to do the practice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ten-minutes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:15 PM
    So blessing seeing all those beautiful Tara at Kechara . Walking through the Tara walk feeling the calmness as if we are walking into the wilderness of a forest . One will surely feels it , all due the kindness of our Lama Tsem Rinpoche , sponsors and those involved in this meritorious project.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/21-taras-of-tara-walk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 1. 2022 02:33 PM
    n Buddhism, there are a variety of attitudes towards different forms of fasting . According to Buddhist tradition, Buddha’s holy form as the ‘Fasting Buddha’ serves as a reminder for us and inspiration of Buddha’s difficult journey to achieve enlightenment. Fasting Buddha Shakyamuni fasted for forty-nine days under the bodhi tree while subjecting his body to extreme conditions to achieve enlightenment. Although it is believed that the Buddha endured great agony because of prolonged fasting, he never gave up and had used the challenges to justify abandoning his spiritual pursuit. Interesting read. Looking at all those images of Fasting Buddha tells all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing ….a reminder all of us nor matter what happen , never give up in our spiritual journey.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fasting-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 1. 2022 02:32 PM
    Reading this again, its worth as great teachings by great Masters and looking at those rare pictures is a blessings. More over listening the powerful Holy voices of HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is indeed rare and precious. Merely by hearing HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s voices and teachings is a blessings too. For everyone at the hall understands all about the Dharma Protector after hearing HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s explanations. The truth is the truth and it cannot be wrong. Interesting read with precious pictures tell us a thousands words. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s advice on Dorje Shugden’s Practice with Chinese, Japanese, Nepali and Spanish subtitles is incredible so many more people will come to know the thruth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

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

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Canada 736,335
Australia 562,723
Philippines 496,865
Indonesia 420,917
Germany 331,076
France 298,109
Brazil 232,430
Vietnam 208,330
Thailand 204,670
Taiwan 196,838
Italy 162,752
Spain 149,249
Netherlands 143,164
Mongolia 142,604
Portugal 134,868
Turkey 125,989
South Africa 118,440
United Arab Emirates 118,275
Sri Lanka 114,210
Russia 108,831
Hong Kong 104,982
China 101,844
Romania 100,568
Mexico 91,764
New Zealand 87,279
Japan 85,178
Myanmar (Burma) 82,812
Switzerland 82,555
Pakistan 72,542
South Korea 70,895
Sweden 70,158
Cambodia 66,823
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