Is Dharamshala Safe for Tibetans?

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Location of Dharamsala in India

Location of Dharamsala in India

It is with some trepidation that I am commenting on this issue surrounding the treatment of the Tibetans in exile by the local Gaddi tribe in Himachal Pradesh. In the article below, many instances of violence perpetrated are recounted. While these horrific events are deplorable, as with anything in life, there must be a reason that would cause them to act in this way towards the Tibetans.

The article doesn’t seem to give a conclusive reason detailing the causes of these incidents and in fact, it seems to point the figure squarely at Gaddi mob mentality. However, it is important to understanding the undercurrent of thoughts and emotions behind the history of interactions between both communities.

It is clear that the when the Tibetans were granted land by the Indian government, the local populace may have developed resentment, which could have been aggravated by seeing the Tibetans prosper under foreign aid. At the same time, the Tibetans may have developed an air of arrogance towards the local populace, due to their inflated sense of pride brought on by their comparable wealth. This is especially true of the wealthier Tibetans who are well known to look down on the local Indians.

This resentment is not something that appeared overnight but would have been brewing for some time. It would have been the economic stability of the Tibetans compared to the precarious economic situation of the locals that pushed the locals over the edge to commit such brutality. The economic situation of the Tibetans is not from their own efforts, but the benefits granted them by the Indian government and foreign aid due to their refugee status, compared to the local populace, who were not granted such special privileges despite being citizens of the country.

I do not condone rape and violence for any reason whatsoever, as these actions violate others, but I am simply stating the facts as we see them. In the article below, the author recounts some of the brutal examples of such resentment on both sides. Please read and understand what a lack of integration and harmony between communities and races can lead to, for reasons such as economic stability and how people look down on others that have less than them. The Tibetans owe the Indian communities a lot.

I do not see Tibetans setting up schools, hospices, soup kitchens, aid, hospitals, clinics, or welfare centres for the Indian communities. The Dalai Lama is so famous, yet he has not set up hospitals or something that benefits the Indians back. The Tibetans have lived off the land in India for free literally for over 5 decades but give nothing back to the communities of Indians directly. Building big house, driving nice cars/motorcyles, having huge temples in India yet calling themselves refugees would irk the Indians. Indians often complain that the Tibetans are very arrogant and talk down to them. I guess there are faults on both sides, but whatever it is, the Tibetans should reach out to the citizens of their host countries individually. The Dalai Lama does bring tourist dollars to Dharamsala, but what are the actual individual Tibetans doing for the Indian communities they have benefited from so much? Something to think about.

Submitted by Surendra Kapoor

 

ABOUT DHARAMSALA

Dharamsala (also Dharamshala) is a city and a municipal corporation in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the district headquarters. It was formerly known as Bhagsu. The Dalai Lama’s residence and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government in exile) are in Dharamshala. Dharamshala is 18 kilometres from Kangra.

In March 1959, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India after the failed uprising in 1959 in Tibet against the Communist Party of China. His Holiness was offered refuge in Dharamsala by the Indian government, where he established the Tibetan Government In Exile (now called Central Tibetan Administration or CTA) in 1960 and his official residence. It is also home to some Buddhist monasteries and thousands of Tibetan refugees. Over the years, Dharamsala evolved into an important tourist and pilgrimage destination. It is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” (a short form of Dharamsala used mainly by Tibetans) because of its large population of Tibetan refugees.


 

Is Dharamshala Safe for Tibetans?

By Mila Rangzen
June 12, 2014

 

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Gangchen Kyishong, hub of the Central Tibetan Administration

No government or people on earth have ever helped exile Tibetans more than the government and people of India have done for the past six decades. They have helped Tibetans humanitarianly, educationally, economically, culturally, spiritually and even politically to a point. Tibetans all over the world will forever remain indebted to their wisdom and compassion in action. While the Dalai Lama is given great care and protection by the Indian Government, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) should now make stabilising the status of the Tibetans in India a priority instead of going to functions and getting all the aid money for their families while thousands of poor illiterate Tibetans are at all kinds of risks.

For example, visit ICT website and see how much fat cats like Gyari Lodoe have been doing for the restoration of Tibetan dignity and materialisation of democratic freedoms–their stated mission for more than 25 years. Now after 56 years of hanging in a legal limbo, it’s time for a change. The harsh new reality for Tibetans in India today is the deteriorating social conditions that threaten a precious relationship – that of the Tibetan refugees and their Indian hosts. The focus here is Dharamshala and a way out with Indian citizenship on a new realistic Tibetan base in South India.

The main square in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala

The main square in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala

Small and dirty conditions of Dharamshala, illustrate how fragile life is for Tibetans without citizenship. Last year in Dharamshala, a Tibetan man in his 30s was thrown off from a third story building by a half dozen local Gaddi men in an altercation. Gaddis are one of the Indian tribal communities residing in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh in north India. The man was rendered paralyzed below the waist for life but the culprits are roaming free. A Tibetan woman on a late night bus, alone as she was nearing her destination, lower Dharamsala, was brutally assaulted, raped and robbed and dumped on the roadside by the Gaddi bus driver and the conductor. She was hospitalized for a week at the Tibetan Delek hospital. Many Tibetan nuns hire cabs late night to get to their nunnery.

The cabs are run by Gaddi drivers. Often nuns get molested and raped by these Gaddi taxi drivers on their way to Dolma Ling Nunnery near Norbulingka, a few kilometers away from the headquarters of CTA. A couple of weeks ago, some Tibetan tenants (new arrivals from Tibet) were assaulted on their heads with pots and pans by their Gaddi landlord and his men for failing to pay the room rent on time. Several Tibetan women from Manali Regional Tibetan Women Association (RTWA) were repeatedly punched and kicked by the Gaddi restaurant owners (males) when they complained that they were overcharged for the lunch they ate at a bus stop. Since then they have refused to eat at the restaurant and carry their own lunch from home on their way to Delhi to participate in the Free Tibet demonstrations.

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A 6’2’’ NGO friend, weighing 280lbs was threatened with a severe whipping by a skinny 12 year old Gaddi boy for parking his car on the roadside near his store in lower Dharamsala, and my friend said he could do nothing about it because if he yelled back, scores of idle Gaddi onlookers were already closing in on him with the fire of hatred raging in their eyes, itching to give him an unfair, aggravated mob assault for which there is no legal consequence as the mob would coolly melt away into the crowd if the police showed up at all and leave him for dead.

And it doesn’t end there. I too have encountered dozens of very unpleasant experiences at the hands of the Gaddi mobs. Once a Gaddi mob of men, women and children subjected me to an aggravated assault for breaking a twig from a small skinny dead eucalyptus tree lying near a vertical rock on which I was painting a 20 feet tall Free Tibet slogan that could be seen from miles away. I was thrown around like a piece of rag and I am not a midget by Tibetan or Asian standard. The mob numbered around at least two dozen men from the nearby local village. A Tibetan boy around 8 years old was sitting on his seat in a bus near McLeod Ganj, perhaps getting off at Forsyth Ganj just 2 km away.

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A Gaddi man around 40 years old hopped on the bus and began to unseat the boy by cursing and intimidation just as the bus started moving. This failed to work. The boy stood firm and resolute. The man tried to yank the little boy out of his seat. The boy resisted. The man then slapped the boy repeatedly on his face and that’s when I jumped in and said enough is enough. Obviously, a fight ensued between the two of us, and in the next instant the bus stopped, and a dozen Gaddi passengers were all over me and I was once again mobbed unconscious and dumped along the roadside.

As much as the physical beatings were unbearably painful and dehumanizing, I was disgusted more by the sheer ethnic prejudice, racism and hatred spewing out of people whom I had never ever personally seen before! Obviously, there was no room for personal grudges. We didn’t even know each other. Their famous curse reserved especially for us Tibetans still echoes in my ears, “Lambayway! Mayawa judey khaneyway!” which translates into “You Tibetan mother fuckers who deserve a beating with shoes!” This curse is a prelude to a severe mob thrashing.

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As you enter the main gate of the Tibetan Administration Secretariat in Gangkyi (Gangchen Kyishong), it stinks of heavy urine. If you are looking for the Tibetan cabinet building and the administrative departments, you simply can’t miss it. The stink will confirm where you are. A bunch of Gaddi taxi drivers created an illegal taxi stand on the CTA property near the gate and they have turned it into an open urinal. Often they play cricket on the road breaking the windows of the CTA office buildings with the cricket balls. They eat at the small roadside tea cafe nearby and throw all the trash on the CTA turf. They sexually harass Tibetan female staff walking home alone after work. They scream, drink and break the bottles on the CTA compound. Not one cabinet minister or parliamentarian or CTA staff– who usually acts so brave and tough when it comes to fighting among ourselves over trivial matters– got the guts to complain and drive them off the property.

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Tibetan Administration Secretariat in Gangkyi (Gangchen Kyishong)

Playing it down is all they can do. The reader can well imagine the fear under which every day Tibetans exist. Communalism in essence is nothing short of terrorism albeit it comes in a different form. Many of these Gaddi cab drivers have sold their properties mainly small pieces of land to the Indian businessmen who have migrated from the plains, and now with all their money spent, uneducated and business not doing well, they vent all their frustration on Tibetans who they find easy targets. The Tibetan status of statelessness and “refugee” is taken advantage of to the point that they get away with even murder. Years ago, two of my soldier friends were beaten, murdered and thrown into a river by a mob of Gaddi villagers. Their crime was saying Namaste (greetings) to a pretty local woman but the murderers are free as innocents. Call it mob violence or ethnic persecution or hate crime, it has been going on and off since the late 80s.

CTA! We are tired of the racial hatred, envy and jealousy of the local Gaddis. We are sick of being insulted, humiliated, molested, assaulted, and bullied by Gaddi mobs everyday in restaurants, stores, schools, work place, hospitals, streets, buses, cabs and homes simply because we are stateless. We are sick of CTA’s silence on this. We are sick of being silenced on this ethnic persecution that is violating our basic human rights. We don’t want to be told to act timidly and submissively simply because we are “refugees” or Buddhists or Tibetans. We are human beings first! We don’t want to be reminded of the loss of our country – a perfect excuse for the Gaddis to trample upon us in any way they want any time any where. Independence comes and goes but humanity, under all circumstances, must remain.

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Humble and peaceful we are, arrogant and violent we are not. We have no communal clashes with the Brahmins, Jats, Sikhs and Rajput communities in Dharamsala. In any case, if the same persecution regardless of whether the nature is political or racial continues in any place in exile, we have no choice but to leave for a better safer place to live in peace, a place where we can be stateless and yet enjoy basic human dignity. Read “Dharamsala Days and Dharamsala Nights” by McDonald and you will get a good idea of what Tibetans have been going through racially in Dharamshala.

I am not complaining here about the occasional one-on-one violence which is although uncalled for is sometimes understandable, living in a big human society that is stressed out by competition for scant resources in order to survive. What is cowardly is the frequent sight of a dozen local Gaddi men bashing a single unarmed Tibetan man or woman in the streets of Lower Dharamsala or Mcleod Ganj or Manali as if we looted their entire generational family wealth. We Tibetans are also trying to survive like every one else. Disgusting is an understatement to describe their sheer exploitation of the protection that comes with tribal mob bashing opportunity.

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However, Tibetans themselves suffer a terribly wrong notion that fighting back a “host” who urinates on their heads is ungrateful and shameful. This must be corrected. Self defense is a universal right. How it ends up in the court is another story. Nevertheless, not doing anything about it is not reducing the price in any way either. Sweeping it under the rug only emboldens the perpetrators and keeps our people and the international community in the dark. It strips us of basic human dignity. Going “OMG or Om Money Pay Me Hung every time a Tibetan is brutalized by a Gaddi mob in front of your eyes won’t do. It is too passive to say the least. What is needed is action with a plan A followed by plan B.

The fact that Dharamsala is on world tourism map is largely due to the presence of the Tibetan populace and its culture. The first step is to muster enough guts to refuse being the economic bait for the local traders for which the reward has been nothing but physical, verbal, mental, emotional and racial abuses on everyday basis.

To make matters worse, Dharamsala is a steep hilly forested terrain where there is a lack of flat open land space. This adds to the communal tension. On top of the town being tiny with narrow roads and even narrower streets, day to day physical interaction with the huge Gaddi populace is inevitable and herein lies one of the major correlations if not altogether the direct causes for communal frictions where Tibetans being the “guests” end up at the receiving end, often also at the mercy of the corrupt inefficient racist local criminal justice system that is in cahoots with the Gaddi mobs.

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In more ways than one we are grateful to the state and people of Himachal Pradesh for sheltering nearly 25,000 migratory Tibetans; we do not, however, appreciate the indignity, insecurity and uncertainty that come with the package. If exile Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay can move his family to an all expense paid home in Boston, and Home Minister Dolma Gyari has a big house in Delhi, how can they ignore the plight of the poor illiterate Tibetans who look to the CTA for leadership? For more information, read “The High Cost of Protracted Refugee Syndrome” by Maura Moynihan on www.rangzen.net

Forget fighting about Umey Lam and Rangzen, the stateless Tibetans in India are at risk and need to get citizenship first. Remaining “refugees” for mere symbolic purposes or sentimental value is the most stupid argument one can ever make. When CTA officials have passports and secure homes, why won’t the CTA do more to help everyday Tibetans in India get citizenship, which would give them the confidence, rights, voting leverage, legal protection, land and business ownership? Speaker Penpa Tsering said recently that the Dalai Lama once said that if worst came to worst he was confident that he could find a few countries that would take care of his personal welfare but was concerned about what would happen to the future of the exile Tibetans if Tibet issue is not resolved any time soon.
The answer lies in obtaining Indian citizenship. This idea terrifies China to the bone. CCP can’t even stand the Dalai Lama calling himself the son of India.

As an Indian citizen the Dalai Lama’s influence on the people of India toward the Tibet issue can multiply exponentially. Nowhere does it state in the UN charter that stateless people adopting another country automatically ceases their right to fight for their home country cause.CTA’s support must come out openly, actively and unconditionally.

Tsuglagkhang, the central cathedral or the Dalai Lama's temple.

Tsuglagkhang, the central cathedral or the Dalai Lama’s temple.

Even the Dalai Lama has told some Indian officials he is for it! HH has been in discussion with high level Indian officials who support granting citizenship to Tibetan refugees. Time to move out of “Pango Refugee Mentality” has come! Time to ensure a secure base in the lush towering Western Ghats with citizenship has come! Time to erect a fenced “Tibet City” far away from the locals has indeed arrived! In my next post, I will show the reader how. Until then, stay alert!

NOTE– Mila Rangzen is a US military veteran and a New York based Immigration Translator.
Source: http://www.tibettelegraph.com/2014/06/is-dharamshala-safe-for-tibetans.html

 


 

Addendum

Below is another article that details horrific events between the Tibetan and Gaddi communities amidst the rising tensions and fragile harmony between them.

 

Hate messages after murder escalate tension in McLeodganj

Naresh K Thakur, Hindustan Times

 
Tension escalated at McLeodganj, a suburb of Dharamshala town, as hate messages started making rounds on the social networking sites following the murder of a Tibetan youth by three locals Friday.

On October 30, Tsultrim Chokden (29), who was returning home along with his female friend around midnight, was stabbed to death by three motorcycle-borne youths when he objected to their acts as they were harassing his female friend. The accused were arrested the following day and are in judicial custody till November 6.

Meanwhile, hate messages targeting the Indian community have started circulating on social networking sites and messaging apps, even as the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and Office of Tibetan Settlement has urged people to refrain from sharing objectionable material regarding the incident.

“Hate messages targeting Indians, particularly the tribal Gaddi community, have started circulating. There is a sense of insecurity in the town which may lead to disruption of peace if this is not stopped immediately,” a local resident, on the condition of anonymity, said.

Messages being shared through Facebook and WhatsApp have provocative language and incite Tibetans living in Dharamshala to take revenge for the gruesome murder.

With fake videos being shared prompted Tibetan Settlement Officer Sonam Dorjee to appeal to the exiled community to refrain from sharing provocative messages.

“I have appealed through Facebook that the exiled community should refrain from unrestrained or racist commenting on the incident. What has happened was very unfortunate and the Indian authorities are cooperating to bring the culprits to the justice,” Sonam Dorjee said.

A few anti-social elements, Dorjee said, were trying to disrupt harmony between the Indian and the Tibetan community.

The press officer at CTA’s department of information and international relations (DIIR) Tsering Wangchuk said few people with unknown identities were circulating the hate messages.

“These people are faceless. We have been closely monitoring the activities on social networking sites but it is hard to ascertain who is actually behind these activities,” said Wangchuk.

When contacted, Kangra superintendent of police (SP) Abhishek Dular said adequate arrangements have been made to maintain peace in the area.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Tibetans turned up for a candlelight vigil organised by Tibetan groups in solidarity with the deceased.

Earlier on Monday, the prime witness in the case, the Tibetan girl who was with the deceased on the night of the murder, identified the culprits at the Sessions Court.

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/hate-messages-after-murder-escalate-tension-in-mcleodganj/story-u2rzfel5QpreED2dQscilM.html
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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 7, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Revisit this article again.
    Over decades those Tibetans in exile living in India were given help, opportunities from land to building houses, free educations and so forth by the India government. Yet in return the locals Indian communities were given nothing back. The Tibetan in exile have much more than any other refugee community in the world. It somehow creates disharmony in Dharamsala among the locals and those Tibetans people living in exile. The Tibetan and local communities rise tensions and fragile harmony between them. And its not safe anymore living at Dharamsala whereby ugly incidents happened here and then. That’s the reason why many Tibetans are leaving, looking for greener pastures and safety else where. The ban of Dorje Shugden is therefore unnecessary .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. wan wai meng on Jan 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    The articles presented here do not address the root causes of the animosity between the Tibetan and Gaddis, the summary at the start of the article to me is eye opening and for me is very close to the fact that supports the long drawn animosity between these two communities.

    The Tibetans are clearly the people who have imposed onto the Gaddi’s traditional land and they have not done much to make ‘friends’ with their hosts. Reading the article I feel somewhat annoyed that the author only thinks one dimensionally, and it is the fault of others and there is no way that the Tibetans contributed and aggravated the situation. That is also part of the problem, but one should not be surprised if the Tibetans can create divisions amongst their own people, to create a gulf between themselves and the Gaddis.

    The Tibetans should really wake up, to go back their homeland the old heroes of old is not practical and ain’t going to happen, so if you intend to stay in India, please be kind to everyone in your community and other races and tribes in the area where you live. Its is only human.

  3. Choong on Nov 29, 2016 at 2:49 am

    It is always easier to blame others for your own suffering than to accept and change your own circumstances. It’s instant and requires the least effort.

    It also has nothing to do with the object of one’s blame but everything to do with oneself.

    So the Gaddi blame the Tibetans, the Tibetans blame the Chinese, the Chinese will also sooner or later blame somebody else. And the cycle of blame will continue to burn in samsara.

  4. freon on Nov 28, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Before reading this article, I always have in mind that the Tibetan refugees are safe in India and are protected by the Indian government. This article brought open eyes to me that, the situation of Tibetan in India is not better than in China. Maybe, Tibetan in China have more freedom and rights than Tibetan in India.

    Thus, I have do some read up and found some of the fatcs –
    More than 150,000 Tibetan refugees have been in Dharamsala following in the footsteps of the 14th Dalai Lama during the past 50 years or since Chinese occupation of Tibet in year 1949.
    All Tibetans in India are viewed in policy and practice as “foreigners.” Being treated as a “foreigner” significantly restricts the lives of Tibetans in India – from property ownership, to employment, to freedom of movement within and outside of India. Thus, the current situation is that Tibetans in India live in an uncertain position, restricted from exercising the full rights of citizens, and vulnerable to changes in political will.
    Take notes that on H.H Dalai Lama status, H.H is not granted under the status of refugee. To this day, the Indian government refers to the Dalai Lama simply as an “honored guest” and cultivates a studied ambiguity relative to his legal status in India.
    In January 18 2015, The Election Commission’s directive allowing Tibetan refugees to register for voter identity card for Delhi Assembly elections, which will help them acquire Indian citizenship, has not been welcomed by all and created a deep chasm within the exiled community. Those against acquiring citizenship rights argue that the Tibetans living in India must remain refugees as becoming an Indian citizen would “dilute the struggle” for a free Tibet. They believes that the moment Tibetans give up their nationality and swear loyalty to another country, they lose their authority to speak as a Tibetan.
    The Tibetan belief that once they get the India Citizenship, the feeling to ‘fight’ back to their motherland- Tibet will vanished. That is one of the reasons that the Tibetan refused the India citizenship. But, in this article I am surprise that the CTA officials have passports and secure homes, while the exile Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay can move his family to an all expense paid home in Boston, and Home Minister Dolma Gyari has a big house in Delhi, to me, this shown that they do not even care for their Tibetan in Excile. Refugee in a country remains as the refugees status, can never gets their human dignity in right way. They are not the citizens of the country, thus, the CTA not only not educate their people in this matter, not fight for their Tibetan; instead, they get the rights and authority.

    I wonder a normal Tibetan already treated badly by local people how about those Tibetan who are label as Dorje Shugden’s practitioner and were outcast by their own Tibetan, The scenario could be worst.

    Instead of bullied own Tibetan people, what have the CTA done to bring welfare to their own Tibetan refugees. For 50 years, the CTA have failed to bring their people back to Tibet as they have promised. Now, by reading this article, I think it is worst that the CTA have not tried anything to bring any welfare to their own people, and the Tibetan remain uneducated, poor and being bullied.

    The CTA have failed his people terribly .

  5. Bradley Kassian on Nov 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    It is deplorable and made me sick to my stomach reading this article. No one should be subject to this level of abuse or negelect in a community. India is one of if not the largest Democracies on the planet. It’s sad to see Tibetans living in India still going through all of this, it’s saddening.

  6. Samfoonheei on Nov 24, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Feeling sad for those Tibetan ,they are either harassed, raped, mob and worst killed and thrown at the roadside.That is sad,how on earth the local did these to the Tibetan. Dharamshala is just not safe for Tibetans unless the government do more to help the Tibetan refugees or else more horrific events between the Tibetan and Gaddi communities will happen.If the CTA can help the Tibetans in India to get citizenship,whereby they have confidence, rights, , legal protection, land and so forth. If the government can maintain a peaceful area then they would not be harassed.
    Thank you for sharing this article ..so more people will know the sufferings faced by the Tibetans living in India.

  7. Pema Thinley on Nov 24, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    This is something new i never knew. I never thought Tibetans would be going through such hardships and they would be treated like that by the locals. Though I don’t know who are at real fault, I think there must a mutual consideration through high officials. This is very disturbing and sad to know. Government must look into the matters. 🙁

  8. Justin Cheah on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    It’s indeed shocking to be reading these sort of abuse Tibetans do have to suffer even in their place of refuge Dharamsala or Dhasa. I am very much surprised with this actually to be honest and do think why CTA are not doing anything (at least none of the things they even will do are unheard of) to protect their own kind. Maybe it is just nothing much for them in their eyes as the main motivation is supposed to be regaining Tibet independence. What has happened to the monies collected from donations from all over the world? Were they used properly or just what they feel like doing. I was told that there were some videos and books being produced to spread critical informations of Dorje Shugden by CTA in it’s bid to smear Dorje Shugden and make general public believe what their claims. For me, why would they even bother to do so? You might argue it is to counter what China is doing to so called promote the practice of Dorje Shugden. Then my question will be why even use money to invest into these videos and books for mass distributions when you should have spent it on your citizens and community of India? Why not built a strong foundation for Tibetans to be grateful and repay the kindness of The Indian Government this way too? Tibetans won’t suffer hardship for no reasons and generally I agree to what was mentioned in the article itself. It has been 50 over years since Tibetans stayed over in a foreign land. I always feel they are and will be much better off if they are to return to Tibet now by looking at the situation. CTA will not be able to reclaim Tibet as they are too weak and trying to separate their own people rather than uniting them.

  9. Sock Wan on Nov 23, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Thank you for sharing this article. I didn’t know Tibetans in Dharamsala are suffering from racism and CTA (so called their government) is not doing about it. I agree with what the writer Surenda Kapoor said, the bad treatment from the local community towards the Tibetans are not without any reason. Tibetans as a refugee and considered minority in India do receive more benefits than the local Indians. I was told certain percentage of government job and opportunity to study in the university is reserved to the Tibetans. When the government fails to take care of their people and perceived to be taking better care of the immigrants, it is not surprised that the locals will hate the Tibetans.

    What will CTA do to this? How will CTA help Tibetan people to live without fear in India? If CTA’s job is to ensure the safety of the Tibetan in exile, they have failed it big time.

  10. Datuk May on Nov 23, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    It is really more than sad that I read the stories in this article. Is it necessary for Tibetans in exile to suffer so much? Recently there is also grave discrimination against neutralised Tibetans in USA. Why is it so?

    It is from the wisdom quote “UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL” as so much division had been cultivated within the Tibetans in exile. What comes to my mind is the discrimination, abuse and division among Tibetans over the issue of Dorje Shugden.

    On that note, what comes to my mind is what is the CTA doing about all this? Is it impossible to do something to protect Tibetans by and large?

    Although living under status of refugees in India, can the CTA not have any rights for human protection or even have some negotiation power with the Host (Indian) authorities for assistance.

    Surely having hosted Tibetans for over 50 years, the Indian Government will continue their support.

    It is my sad opinion that CTA do not work for their people and over 56 years of lack of result is testament.

  11. Fong on Nov 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    In any place where anybody moves to, all have to learn to integrate into the local demographics especially so in this case where the refugees were granted land but the locals had no aid whatsoever.

    Activities that includes locals should be encouraged. There should be activities to give back to the community that they are to become a part of.

    ‘No man is an island” we are all dependent on each other so we have to be friends and help each other. Karma does come back to you.

  12. Paul Yap on Nov 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I got shocked when i came across this article. All the while i though the Tibetan refugees are living in peace at Dharamsala together with H.H.DL and their Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). Very little i know that the refugees were severely harassed, raped, mob and worst killed and thrown at the roadside.

    Tibetan refugees have lived in India for more than half a decade, very little the government has done to make their people’s life better, get Identity card, build schools, improved the community wealth fare.

    China is confirmed will not tolerate any attempts to free Tibet, that is for sure. China is so powerful that even USA will not dare to steps on their toes. So what is CTA? A bunch of people called themself “Government” who collected millions of USD donations and spend on their own family and enjoyment? Tibetan people has to see thru this, the people need to make some drastic changes to make their future better.

  13. Stella Cheang on Nov 23, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Anyone who read through the article and put a picture to the sentence by sentence, word by word, will be sick in the stomach at the end of the article. No human being should be subjected to this abuse, attack, rape and humiliation on a prolonged basis for no reason. This is what is happening to the Tibetan refugees in India. While the Gaddi people are the culprit in causing the physical harm in these examples, but the plight of Tibetan refugees are result of a self-fattening Tibetan leadership for the community in exile. The CTA is incapable of navigating through the human issues with locals and the authorities, nor are they able to create an environment that allows for mutual respect and harmony. This is the same group of people who sanctioned the ban on Dorje Shugden for 20 years; creating same amount of fear, humiliation, attack and pain on their own people on top of the harsh attack from Gaddi people that Tibetan refugee has to endure. If this is not treason, what is it? Conclusion, Dharamsala is not safe for the Tibetan refugees. Whether India will openly accept the refugee as part of their citizen largely depends on many factors, e.g. the economic climate between Sino-India. Even if the people are granted with citizenship, the treatment will not likely to change overnight.

  14. Joy Kam on Nov 23, 2016 at 5:31 am

    This is certainly not good news at all. Wow I didn’t know there was so much tension and hatred on Tibetans in exile living in Dharamsala. I am sorry to hear of their hardships, abused and social hate, but it does make one wonder what have caused them to be hated by the locals? Have they not integrated well enough? What have they done to trigger this animosity towards them? Like what Rinpoche said it could the arrogance coming from the wealthier Tibetans.

    However, in general it feels like Tibetans did not give back to the society there and did not integrate well at all. Otherwise this would not happen, and what is CTA doing about it? Absolutely nothing and instead of encouraging Tibetans all to be united, they launch a book and a documentary to further segregate, discriminate and divide their own people. How ridiculous is that?

    Tibetans should really stop picking on Dorje Shugden practitioners as they are their own people! And they should unite together and stand together if they want to have a solidarity voice. Otherwise I am sorry to say that they will just have to accept their karma back for discriminating others. I guess the locals must be fed up and obviously not happy with the Tibetans. Looks like there is more peace and religious freedom in China than in Dharamsala, India.

  15. Sofi on Nov 23, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Reading this article really shows that there is discrimination everywhere in the world and in every religion although the religions themselves teach everything that the world is not. As the contributor Surendra Kapoor says, the disparity between the Tibetans and the local Indians were great. One side living on the kindness of others and the locals eking for their living. And on top of that the Tibetans looked down on the locals while occupying land that rightly belong to the locals. Not surprised that the locals feel they have the right to be nasty. Of course that doesn’t mean that the locals should go against the law by beating or raping the Tibetans. CTA should have approached the Indian Authorities to work together in firmly confronting the situation rather than what cowardly CTA is doing. Again CTA lets their people suffer rather than take responsibility.

    As I read the article, the events relate so closely to what the Shugden practitioners are facing from their own people who are Anti-Shugdens. It really seem as if Karma is playing a role here. Again whilst not condoning the violent acts, I feel that it serves the Anti-Shugden Tibetans an understanding of what they themselves put the Shugden practitioners through. Why are they asking for rights when they subject others to the same treatment? Somehow I don’t think that their own terrible actions even cross their minds in relations to the abuse from the Gaddi men/mob. Maybe if they right their wrongs towards the Shugden practioners, practice humbleness and charity towards the local, the situation will turn around. After all they are occupying someone else’s land and living on generosity of others.

    If India is agreeable to integrating them as citizens I really do wonder if the locals will view them any different. Will the Indian laws then be applicable in protection for the new citizens? There was a mentioned that China will quake with fear of the Dalai Lama being a citizen of India. We will just have to wait and see how it goes. In the meantime, the Tibetans should realise the sufferings imposed on Shugden pracitioners and seek to lift the ban. Shugden practitioners are not your enemy as they too are Tibetans-in-exile.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:06 PM
    Bouddha, also known as Boudhanath, is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal which is located about 11 km from outskirts of Kathmandu. Its massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and the world. The Boudhanath Stupa pyramid is coated with over 60 pounds of gold, is one of the largest and one of the most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. This great Stupa is home to precious relics and this semi-circular structure stands out with its majestic mandala, recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as a World Heritage Site. The Boudhanath is the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet, reflecting the cosmological tenets of Buddhism. Was there last year June joining thousands of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa.
    The aerial view of this Boudhanath Stupa is magnificent indeed. Looking merely at the pictures is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:04 PM
    Shanti Stupa in Pokhara was built by Nipponzan-Myōhōji monk Morioka Sonin with local supporters under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk and the founder of Nipponzan-Myōhōji
    A famous site where locals as well as foreign tourists will go there throughout the year. One have to climb 400 steep steps to get to the Pagoda, it was worth the climb, as its situated on the Anadu Hill at the height of 1100 meters.
    Shanti Stupa shrine was built as a symbol of peace designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds, and to help unite them in their search for world peace. It has also become a tourist attraction as it provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city and Fewa Lake. The white pagoda has two tiers for tourists and religious visitors to circumambulate. Its location on the hilltop provides a splendid view of sunrise and sunset for visitors. Hopefully I could visit this amazing Holy site soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/pokhara-stupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:04 PM
    Its an old blog yet its hold many wonderful memories for The Tsem Ladrang team , I am sure. They are the ones who found a beautiful house in the hills of Naranthan in Kathmandu, Nepal. The place is serene and peaceful with beautiful mountains ranges. Looking at the old pictures its breath-taking and brilliant. The Ladrang is surrounded by scenery of outstanding natural beauty. Having a spacious yard, guest quarters, butterlamp house, to mention a few. The Ladrang has a spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and Kathmandu Valley.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-ladrang-naranthan-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:02 PM
    Buddhist Pilgrimage in Nepal is the best trip that takes us to the spiritual centers where Buddhism’s practices and meditations emerged. Nepal is popular for its Buddhism practices and itself is the birthplace of the originator Gautam Buddha. This beautiful Himalayan nation hosts the amazing Buddhist trails, monuments and stupas. It’s the place where the Buddha meditated and the Buddha enlightened the people with wisdom. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, boasts many caves, stupas, and monasteries that are associated with Bodhisattvas, Buddha and Siddhas. The cave of Naropa and his guru Tilopa is beside Pashupatinath temple, bank of the holy Bagmati River. All these caves is considered as the holy site and Buddhist pilgrimage sites as the caves is the place where Naropa received training, teachings and had visions of Vajrayogini.
    I am fortunate to have visited this Holy caves while at Kathmandu last year.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/puja-at-naropas-cave-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:00 PM
    The Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC in the sacred area of Lumbini, southern Nepal.Lumbini is one of the world’s most important spiritual sites for the Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. The site is a popular place of Buddhist pilgrimage for many yearly. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. The tranquility, aura and peace that we would experience in Lumbini makes it among the most holy places to visit in the world. I am fortunate going to this holiest place of Buddha birthplace last year with my Dharma brothers and sisters .It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, worth visiting
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/the-birth-palace-of-gautam-buddha
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:06 PM
    Very interesting and informative article. In most cultures, women is consider as lower in status compared with men. Ancient times in India, man took the lead while women is seconded. But times has changed for the better where women are not degraded in society. They receive equal recognition, appreciation, and stature, yet in countries and places around the world, women are still viewed as inferior and treated accordingly. But in Buddhism women have been increasing in number and has proven that many of them have gained full enlightenment in a female body. In Buddhism is concerned there’s no discrimination toward women ,both men and women are equal. There‘s many female Mahasiddhas and Yoginis as in this blog. May it inspired many more to come. Interesting article and its great sharing knowledge.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/courtesans-of-ancient-india.html
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    Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, one may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people may also feel pressure or a sense of choking. Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak. It’s not harmful and should pass quickly, but at times can be frightening. It can affect anyone but is most common in young adults and they might have hallucination. The scary facts about sleep paralysis is those who suffer from it have said it felt like someone was choking them on their chest so they could not breathe.
    As for me I have not experience as such before as least i know now what i can to do.
    Thank you Vinnie Tan for sharing. Interesting read of these stories related to sleep paralysis.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/sleep-paralysis-medical-or-paranormal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:03 PM
    nteresting as this texts been composed after being inspired to do so . That’s interesting as this nature are traditionally considered exceptionally potent in their blessings if the claim of divine inspiration is authentic. According to the account in the introduction, the author composed this text after being divinely inspired to do so. It’s a very rare kind and its acceptance been recognised and received praise by very high lamas of our tradition. Reading this article tell us all of how powerful Dorje Shugden when we invoke in our prayers.
    Interesting read of the short biography of Ven. Geshe Kunchok Gyaltsen, the author of Mass of Vajra Fire.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mass-of-vajra-fire-invocation-of-the-mighty-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:01 PM
    That’s wonderful Rinpoche has composed prayers in English so as everyone could recite and practice. For beginners is such a meaningful insights and perspectives without commitments and initiation. Moreover each prayers is for a specific blessing that helps practitioners to gain attainments and overcome obstacles. Easy and simple for everyone to start off.
    We are fortunate that everything Rinpoche did brought tremendous benefit to all sentient beings. Whatever prayers Rinpoche has composed are especially potent with blessings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/holy-prayers-to-invoke-the-divine.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 01:59 PM
    A great article , revisit this again of Tibetan Lamas and their dogs. As now I have a pet doggie with me, I came to understand more of them . Dogs are the most amazing creatures, they give us unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive. Buddhists believe dogs also have the potential to become enlightened and can teach us about responsibility, love, and other Buddhist principles. The Q & A by Sandra Klein’s interview with the Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche gave us a better understanding and very informative of Tibetan dogs under Lamas care. ccording to the Buddha Dharma, all sentient beings have Buddha nature — from ants to humans. Though we often look at dogs as wonderful companions an teach us to embrace Buddhist principles. They, themselves, embody many of these principles.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dogs-in-tibetan-monasteries.html
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    Tuesday, Mar 26. 2024 04:47 PM
    Living with my wife, whose world is meticulously painted with the hues of OCD, is a journey that intertwines the essence of love with the complexities of the human mind. Her relentless pursuit of cleanliness and order, transforming even the most negligible corner into a testament of organization, often dances on the fine line between admiration and frustration. The sight of her steering clear from trash bins as if they were labyrinths of chaos, serves as a poignant reminder of the battles she fights within. Yet, it’s through these very battles that I’ve learned the profound language of patience and the unspoken strength of support. Therapy, in its gentle embrace, has been a beacon of light for her, guiding her through the stormy seas of OCD. It has not only offered her solace but has also unveiled the strength of her spirit, teaching us both the beauty of resilience. As she journeys through the pathways of healing, I stand by her, a testament to the power of love and the enduring promise of hope. Together, we navigate the complexities of her world, discovering that within the challenges lie opportunities for growth, understanding, and an unbreakable bond. https://www.mindfullyaliveonline.com/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:31 PM
    Venerable Ajahn Chah was a Thai Buddhist teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. Well respected and loved as a man of great wisdom, he was also instrumental in establishing Theravada Buddhism in the West. Interesting life story, how he chose to leave the settled monastic life and became a wandering ascetic. Walking across Thailand, lived in forests, caves and cremation grounds while learning from the meditation monks of the Forest of various monasteries. He wandered through the countryside in quest of quiet and secluded places for developing meditation. He even lived in tiger and cobra infested jungles, using reflections on death to penetrate to the true meaning of life. After years of wandering, Venerable Ajahn Chah established a monastery where he taught simple, practice-based form of meditation, and attracted a numerous of students including western foreigners. He was one of the greatest Dhamma teachers of the modern era. His wise teachings have continued to guide thousands of people along the path of Dharma. Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings of the Thai Forest Tradition gradually spread across all over the world. Several of Ajahn Chah’s Western students have since established monasteries throughout the world. Just in Thailand itself, there are more than 300 branch monasteries in Ajahn Chah’s tradition. Ven erable Ajahn Chah used his ill health as a teaching point, emphasizing that it was a living example of the impermanence of all things and reminded people to endeavour to find a true refuge within themselves. The legacy of Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings and legacy continues into the modern age.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/venerable-ajahn-chah-the-forest-monk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:30 PM
    Wonderful blog written on the practice of Kalarupa for us to understand better. As an emanation of Manjushri, Kalarupa’s practice helps us to destroy ignorance and to develop wisdom overcoming our anger and suffering . Awesome Kalarupa manifested in multiple forms to help sentient beings who personifies enlightenment by the conquest of anger. Kalarupa also regard as one of the three main Dharma protectors of the Gelugpa is extremely fierce and ugly, and tames all kinds of spiritual ugliness. The fierceness of his iconography teaches us to remind ourselves that all the causes and effects of anger arising from ignorance are dreadful and distorted.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Antionette for this detailed sharing,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kalarupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:27 PM
    Nepal is a very spiritual country, having a huge Dorje Shugden mural in Kathmandu, is indeed a big achievement for Kechara. Located on Charkhal Road in Dilli Bazaar, the mural can be found midway between our two Dorje Shugden chapels which are in Putalisadak and Chabahil. It is also very close to one of Kathmandu’s largest shopping malls. Many locals , tourist will be able to connect them to a powerful deity that is so closely associated with their culture. Well the mural not only beautiful but also full of symbolism and everyone merely by seeing it is blessed. Thanks to those talented artists and generous sponsors making it a success.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/spectacular-dorje-shugden-mural-in-kathmandu-nepal.html

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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 months ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
3 months ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
4 months ago
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
4 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
4 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
4 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
4 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
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