Mr. Shenpenn Khymsar speaks with so much wisdom

Nov 15, 2021 | Views: 1,815
Shenpenn with His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar)

Mr Shenpenn Khymsar with His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar)

Dear friends around the world,

A few days ago, I came across a video of a refreshing Tibetan man speaking very passionately. He looked interesting and creative in the thumbnail of the video, so I took a listen to it and I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard. So I wanted to share with you here what he said. I am half Tibetan (father) and half Mongolian (mother) but I am still a Tibetan and his sharing was excellent and I can relate to it very well having grown up in the USA. I was born in Taiwan, moved to USA and left for India when I was 22. I am now 52. I wanted to share this talk by him as it is logical, caring and full of wisdom.

This intelligent gentleman, Mr Shenpenn Khymsar, spoke so clearly and so well. He talked about how some Tibetans like him get criticized for being not Tibetan enough, about what it means to be a real political leader, China, what the Tibetan leadership need to do to bring the community back together again, for unity among our people and what being devoted to His Holiness the Dalai Lama should really be like.

He even said a lot of people pretend to be devoted to His Holiness but actually, they are sycophants who are sucking up to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for some self gain. Mr Shenpenn also said that the Tibetan way of thinking really needs to change because their mentality is “backwards, Stone Age and medieval”…yes, his exact words.

But the point this intelligent man was trying to get across is, the Tibetan leadership need to think more widely. They need to realise that it’s possible to coexist in harmony with one another, even if there are differences in thoughts, religious belief, sexual orientation and opinions. I thought, “WOW!” because I have been saying this for years but have come across very few other Tibetan people who came to the same conclusion as me. What he said clearly showed that he has been thinking about the issues and thinking about how to really solve them, and what will be a good solution. You can tell he really cares. He was very polite and respectful throughout the video but you could tell he is frustrated.

So I was very encouraged to listen to his 20-over minute speech. Honestly speaking, it gave me hope for the future of Tibetans and the Dorje Shugden issue, because he showed that the younger generation are thinking more widely. Thinking on uniting all Tibetans even interracial mixed Tibetans. Doesn’t matter if you’re a Tibetan who practises Dorje Shugden, or if you can speak Tibetan or not; if you are born Tibetan, you should be considered Tibetan and treated as such. And I admire him for talking the truth because I know from experience that it’s not easy. But when you love your community, you love your people and you see negative things happening, how can you stay silent?

By the way, Shenpenn’s name literally means “benefit others”. I haven’t heard it before as a name but I think is a unique, very spiritual name which matches a person who looks very interesting and creative. It will be good to expose more people to views like this from such an artistic, exposed and passionate modern Tibetan. With him speaking out in this way, I hope more who share his views will be encouraged to talk too. Then when one person talks, and another person talks, and another and another, eventually the Tibetan leadership can’t ignore it anymore, and will have to listen and do something about it. If we stay silent, change will not happen. This applies to our personal lives, to the Dorje Shugden issue, or to any other issue that we care about. Things don’t change when people stay silent. So please do listen to Shenpenn’s speech and share it with your friends. Shenpenn’s speech is not about Dorje Shugden per se, but it covers everyone coherently.

I am concerned very much about the Dorje Shugden issue as it has caused me separation from friends, my monastery, family and some opportunities to do more for others. The Tibetan leadership constantly encourages other Tibetans to avoid Tibetans like me who practise Dorje Shugden and they segregate us. We have no representation in the Tibetan parliament. We have no involvement with any mainstream Tibetan activities nor are we allowed to join any secular talks and gatherings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama whom I love very much. I have attended many of the Dalai Lama’s religious and secular talks prior to the ban on Shugden in 1996, and I miss him and I always wish him the best. I am not joining in his talks these days because I am not allowed to according to our ‘democratic’ leaders, so I’m just following instructions. As a Dorje Shugden practitioner, I am not allowed to join in His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s talks which is not fair because he is my leader. I should be able to join because I am Tibetan. For religious reasons, perhaps I do not need to go to his talks but for secular talks, I should be allowed to go because I am a Tibetan. I don’t wish any harm for His Holiness ever. We are banned from all Tibetan hospitals and other social services in India and Nepal. Throughout the Tibetan communities in the western countries, many still avoid Dorje Shugden people so they look politically correct. We are given the ‘freedom’ to practise Dorje Shugden but if we do, we are completely segregated from all other Tibetans. It is labelled as freedom but in actuality it is a way to force us to give up our belief systems not sanctified by our leadership which is contradictory to democracy. The Tibetan leaders should not care what religion or god we believe in. We should not be segregated and hated because of our religion or god. That is very backwards.

The Tibetan leadership talk one way with the West for aid and another way to their own Tibetans. With Tibetans they can talk quite harshly and unfairly I’ve seen. I know for a fact from a very close friend who has worked very closely with the Indian government, that the Indian government has written to the Tibetan leadership to tone down their rhetoric against the Dorje Shugden religion and groups because at one time, it was becoming very harsh. This is definitely confirmed and he has the paperwork to show it. It is shocking to the Indians that certain gods can and cannot be worshipped and that is dictated to us by our leaders / ‘government’ as there is no such thing in their society. This is not freedom of religious choice but 100% force to abandon my spiritual practice and if I do not, I am targeted with hatred, segregation and being called all types of deragatory names as I am experiencing since 1996.

I practise Dorje Shugden because my root guru gave me the practice over 30 years ago and that is the only reason. We must keep our commitments (samaya) to our guru. I cannot break my commitment to my guru. I am not connected to China or not a paid Chinese agent to create schism within my Tibetan community as I am accused of. I have great admiration since a very young age for China and her great culture as I do for Japan, Mongolia, Egyptians and Greece. I wish very much for China and Tibet to be good friends one day. The Tibetan leadership likes to spread this type of rumour against thousands of Tibetans who continue to practise Dorje Shugden inside and outside of Tibet to browbeat them into giving up Dorje Shugden. Once ‘branded’ a Chinese agent (of course without proof), you are completely alienated by other Tibetans either because they believe it or want to be on the politically-correct side. This is terrible as we Tibetans should all be united no matter our religion, background or region. We must be united because there are so few of us and we must preserve our culture and religions. I wish so much, as Shenpenn says, to be united and to be close with each other as there are so few of us.

I want to share Shenpen’s opinion here with all of you because I want more Tibetans to open up to wider ways of thinking about politics and the world. That way their understanding will develop more and they can come in line with how the rest of the world thinks, therefore I am sharing his video and transcript in English with all of you so more people can hear what Shenpenn has shared. Since he posted on Facebook which is for the public, I decided to get his message out even stronger and further. I thank Shenpenn for speaking up, wish Shenpenn all the luck in the world and the blessings of all that is divine. May he fulfill his dreams and inspire many others to do so. Thank you.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

Translated Transcript

Today I’m talking through Facebook Live in Tibetan and if I don’t talk in Tibetan I’ll be kicked out of the Tibetan community [joke]. Then they’ll say I’m not a pure Tibetan or I’m not a Tibetan. Especially for us Tibetans who stay in North America, I’ve done a lot of work for Tibetan organisations so today what I want to say, I have no choice but to say it. So the purpose of today’s talk is not to make anyone black, or to insult anyone, or to target anyone. I’m talking today because I have pride in being a Tibetan and for the Tibetan cause, and I am someone who is very worried about the Tibetan situation. For this reason I am talking today. Everyone is allowed to talk about their views, and we can talk respectfully to each other about issues. We Tibetans have to open our eyes bigger, we have to open our ears, and we have to understand more things and see into more things. Every year in Dharamsala in March and September, the Tibetan government has big meetings. Since we are people without a country, our responsibility over there mainly should talk about how we have to improve our education, improve our communities, and most important is how we can make relationships with the Chinese government.

Whether we want the Middle Way (umaylam) or we want full independence (rangzen) we have to find a way to talk to the Chinese government. But since officially all of us endorse the Middle Way, we should find a way to talk with the Chinese government about our Middle Way for Tibet. But instead of this, whenever we have these meetings, I always see that people talk about small things that do not matter, that have no consequence. Please don’t be upset that I’m saying this. I’m saying this because I have a responsibility as a Tibetan citizen to tell the truth and I feel it’s important that I say this.

Please all of you in Dharamsala, the Tibetan community, the Parliament and the government officials, whenever you get together for meetings, please talk about how to remove the difficulties for the sake of Tibet. Please talk about Tibet’s welfare and how to unite as one the six million Tibetans. Please talk about these subjects. Please don’t mix politics and religion. Since religion and politics have been mixed, we are now suffering the detrimental results of this mixture. Please leave politics on one side, and religion on the other side.

So how can we confront the Chinese, how to make a better relationship with India, America and the European Union? How to make a better relationship with foreign countries? How can we be less of a sycophant? How can we REALLY make our community united and one? Please don’t talk about unity among Tibetans for one’s own personal gain. We have to think all of us are Tibetans. We must think we are all Tibetans and as Tibetans, if you want to be Middle Way, be Middle Way. If you want to be an independence seeker for Tibet, you can be that. If you want to be Gelug, Kagyu, Sakya, Nyingma or Bönpo, you want to be Dolgyal (Dorje Shugden) follower, you want to be a Tibetan Muslim, you want to be a Tibetan transgender, you want to be a Tibetan gay, you want to be a Tibetan lesbian – be what you want but it’s important we all think strongly we are Tibetans. We are all one.

All of you sangha, please have more interest in the Dharma, I respectfully request of you. For those who are doing work in politics, please have good attention to politics correctly. We have to understand the politics of the world, and in relations to China, we’ve only shown about 30% of our power. We have to think about how to show 80% of our power in relations to China. We should do things in a way that doesn’t hit ourselves and to stop talking small, unnecessary talks, for example like separating our people by saying “they are not Tibetan”, “they are not a pure Tibetan”, “they speak English, they don’t speak Tibetan”, “he practises Dolgyal (Dorje Shugden)”, “he wants independence”, “he is Lukar Jam”, “they are this, they are that” – when we keep doing this separation and accusation, we all create the loss. Nobody else gets the loss, just us.

I’m 43 and I’ve been very involved with our Tibetans, and what have I noticed within the Tibetan communities? I’ve also travelled a lot, all over the world. I’ve taken a lot of interest in world politics. I’ve taken a lot of interest in Dharma and what I’ve noticed among our Tibetans, and I’m going to say this not because I want to damage anyone or I feel hurt, but it’s what I’ve noticed and I’m saying it as a Tibetan. Parliamentarian of North America, Tsewang Ringzin-la, we had a lot of hopes in him. I myself had a lot of hopes in him. I voted for him, I supported him. He said something about interracially-mixed Tibetans, and those interracially-mixed Tibetans are not pure Tibetans.

When I heard him say that about interracially-mixed Tibetans [that they are not pure Tibetans], I was shocked. We are in the 21st century, we use Facebook. The whole world knows each other. Science has advanced. But until now, we are talking like we are still in the archaic, Stone Age medieval times. It doesn’t look good when we talk like that. I am an constituent in your constituency. I am a Tibetan. I am one who takes responsibility for the Tibetan cause, and I am someone who can talk honestly without being a sycophant. So Tsewang Ringzin-la, you should apologise officially to everyone. If you do that, it won’t make you smaller. It will make you better. Someone who is a leader should think vastly, should think widely, should think long-term. Leaders should be like that, and should not talk about small things like this. Should not think small and look at things in a small way. When you do that, it hurts our community.

Tsewang Ringzin-la, I have nothing personal against you but as a responsible Tibetan, and as a constituent of the North American Tibetan community, it becomes my responsibility and it becomes my duty to hold you accountable because that is the responsibility of democracy. So please, you owe the Tibetan community an apology, you owe the mixed Tibetans an apology.

So what else would I like to share with you? I never met the European Tibetan Parliamentary representative, Venerable Thubten Wangchen-la – his name should be this – he made a video. He talks as a parliamentarian, he talks as if he knows Dharma, he talks as if he is knowledgeable, and as a monk, he apologised to the public for taking a picture with Lukar Jam. So I assume that the public must’ve criticised him for taking a picture with Lukar Jam. So this Venerable Thubten Wangchen-la is showing that he has great loyalty to the Dalai Lama so he’s claiming his views are different to that of Lukar Jam. And then he’s saying he doesn’t agree with Lukar Jam’s views.

If someone thinks in a big way, they’ll understand what I’m saying and if someone thinks small, they won’t understand what I’m saying. So Thubten Wangchen-la, if you’re a leader, you’re like parents and if parents have five kids, all five kids will have different characters. One child will have good education, one kid will be naughty, and then the other kids will be different types of characters. But the parents’ responsibility is to unite all the kids and bring all the kids together, regardless of their characters, and to make them united. So parents have to show inspirations and examples to the kids. So this is the responsibility of a leader, taking care of the people like a parent does to children.

So Thubten Wangchen-la, you’re explaining and apologising to the public for taking a picture with Lukar Jam and I found that you behaved very poorly [for apologising for taking the picture]. I’m not saying this because I support Lukar Jam. Whether it is Lukar Jam or anybody else, people will have different types of thinking and it’s allowed. That is the democratic way. Whatever Lukar Jam’s views are, it doesn’t matter – he’s still a Tibetan. In his mind, he has great concern for the Tibetan cause. With Lukar Jam, I don’t agree with everything. I don’t agree with so many things with so many people but I respect. When you say like that, that you took a picture with him, what’s the message you’re sending to the public? That Lukar Jam is like a demon? Who will that damage? It will damage all of us Tibetans in the future. It will damage us Tibetans and our cause in the future. So as a leader, you should say that “talk that separates Tibetans, I don’t support. I took a picture with Lukar Jam, that’s my right.” That’s what you should say, Thubten Wangchen-la. “Lukar Jam has other views besides the Middle Way and that’s okay, but I took a picture with him because he’s a Tibetan and that’s my right.”

Thubten Wangchen-la repeated a few times, “You guys know me, isn’t it? You guys know who I am, don’t you? You guys understand me.” It wasn’t the way it seems. He sounded very apologetic [for taking the picture]. So if you are the leader, you don’t become a leader by praising just His Holiness. You don’t become a leader just by following His Holiness’s political views. You become a leader by empathising with every single opinion. You become a leader by uniting everybody, you become a leader by being farsighted and by being progressive. You have to think widely, otherwise already our society has bumped itself many times. There’s a lot of talk about different sects. There’s a lot of problems between Middle Way and independence people. How we are going to approach or confront the Chinese government, there’s no talk on that, none. All I see is you guys praising the Dalai Lama, that’s it, just praising. You guys don’t always have to praise the Dalai Lama and you don’t always have to talk in relations to His Holiness or praise His Holiness. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is Avalokiteshvara, the Dalai Lama is not the one with the problem. It’s the six million Tibetans who have the problem. Tibet is the one with the problem.

His Holiness, if we really love His Holiness, and if we really, really, really worship His Holiness and revere His Holiness, we should do everything to make sure His Holiness returns back to Tibet before he dies. That should be our responsibility, not sycophancy, not always try to appease him. Always be a sycophant this way, be a sycophant that way, be a sycophant that way – always trying to talk sweet, always thinking how to get personal benefits. When we do this, everybody will get losses. Most of us don’t have any political awareness. If you talk to 80% of the Tibetans, they don’t have any political awareness. We don’t have political awareness. One of the reasons why we don’t have political awareness is because we are incapable of thinking on our own. Incapable of thinking for ourselves. We think because somebody else thinks for us. So everyone please think carefully.

I have been working for the Tibetan cause for 20 years with no benefits in North America. I’m not part of any organisation, I’m not a member of any association but as a Tibetan I’m involved with all of them. I’m against people who harm the Tibetan cause. For Tibetan unity, we always talk nicely from our mouth. We all talk about Tibetan unity and then listening to me, we are not going to be unified. How are we going to be unified, is you listen to my talk, I listen to your talk and we share our views. Then we examine in the end which view will actually benefit the Tibetan cause. What kind of talk can we speak that benefits everyone? Don’t talk from one’s ego and insecurity, and make the talk so big. It just makes our people less. And I’m very disappointed with the parliament. In one way we say we don’t have a government; it’s become not a Tibetan government. We don’t have a government but we have a parliament. We don’t want independence but we will hoist the Tibetan flag. We want Middle Way but we will still sing the Gelug [anthem] in Dharamsala. It’s very confusing to the public. Please do not do that.

Please do our path very clearly. So if you wish the Middle Way, you have my support but there are responsibilities that come with the view. You follow your Middle Way Path. It doesn’t mean that your duty is just to wait for the Chinese to give you genuine autonomy. Your duty is also to be responsible and to hold accountable our leaders. This is our responsibility. So everyone please pay attention to this. This medieval talk, please don’t talk like that any more. “This is Tibetan, this not pure Tibetan” – don’t talk like that. We Tibetans are already small in number. Even if you work for the Tibetan cause and you don’t speak Tibetan, it doesn’t matter. Even a Tibetan who doesn’t speak the Tibetan language and has the Tibetan cause in their heart, we should welcome them.

We shouldn’t separate our people, we should unite them. Otherwise we damage ourselves greatly. If you really respect His Holiness the Dalai Lama, whatever he says, you should practise. In front of the Dalai Lama, if you just say “kyabsuche (homage to you)”, you won’t become a Buddha. We all have to become united and become one. We have to have a lot of care for each other.

During the Sikyong election, Lukar Jam was not allowed to speak in Minnesota, Toronto and other places. They didn’t give him a chance to speak. That really damages our community. You won’t be seen as someone who really has a lot of faith in the Dalai Lama if you do that. Please don’t do like that. I’m talking today because I’m extremely concerned. This is my responsibility and duty as a Tibetan. If you like it, that’s okay. If you don’t like it, that’s okay. But please pay attention to what I say. Don’t talk from ego but talk to benefit others. If you think what I say is the truth, then tashi delek. If you don’t think what I say is the truth, also tashi delek to you. I don’t like to segregate people. I see all Tibetans as the same, even if their views are different, I see them all the same. I have a lot of Tibetan friends who views are completely opposite of mine. I welcome that. Please, all our leaders don’t do like that. Please, our leaders do things to better our Tibetan community. Don’t only wear your chuba when His Holiness comes and…[approximate translation-any mistakes is solely our responsibility]

 

Shenpenn in His Own Words

The creative, modern Tibetan man who spoke so eloquently about the ongoing troubles of the Tibetan community. (Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar)

The creative, modern Tibetan man who spoke so eloquently about the ongoing troubles of the Tibetan community. (Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar)

I was born in Darjeeling, India to Tibetan refugee parents, the first Khymsar son to be born in exile from Tibet. I was born under the sign of the Tiger, an auspicious start, for I have felt that throughout my life that I have the energy and the will of a tiger. I was also born at the crossroads of many cultures: Tibetan, Indian, and Western. My parents operated a small Tibetan restaurant frequented by locals and tourists alike. I was educated at Goethals Memorial School, an Irish Catholic School in Kurseong, Darjeeling, and grew up speaking Tibetan, English, Hindi, Nepali, Bengali and Urdu fluently. I fell in love with rock and heavy metal as a teenager when I heard Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall?” and Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” for the first time.

But such a diverse multicultural life for a Tibetan refugee in Darjeeling became complicated as I grew up and political problems exploded in Darjeeling. Once the summer capital for the British when they ruled India, Darjeeling has suffered from being shuffled about geopolitically: first by the British then by the independent Government of India. Frustrated by the communist government of West Bengal and its failure to modernize ‘the Hills’ of Darjeeling, the Gorkha people of Darjeeling began agitating for their own homeland, Gorkhaland in the 1980s. This agitation turned my idyllic childhood in Darjeeling into a claustrophobic adolescence where strikes would shut down the town for weeks on end and make everyone suspicious of each other. I lived amidst the legacy of Chinese Communist invasion of Tibet and British Colonial rule in India, but would never allow systematic forces of government and oppression turn me into a victim or someone who accepted the status quo.

As I grew up a frustrated teenager in Darjeeling, the only thing that kept me from getting in serious trouble was music. Since the first time I heard Pink Floyd and Def Leppard, I knew I wanted to become a rock musician. I was not alone in my aspiration to become a rock musician – Darjeeling was home to a lot of talented rock bands and musicians. When rock and roll was born in the West in the 1950s and 1960s, it also made its way to Darjeeling and inspired its own scene. Darjeeling musicians were all were self-taught, playing their hearts out on low quality instruments. Unlike the musicians in the West, Darjeeling bands did not have the same opportunities to record albums and tour, the furthest they could get was Kathmandu Nepal. Because of the lack of opportunity, many musicians turned to drinking, drugs and despair. I knew I did not want to go that route, so I decided to get out of Darjeeling and go to the West to follow my dream.

So fifteen years ago I left India for the U.S. I arrived first in Chicago and immediately lived the life of an immigrant just struggling to get by, taking jobs like cutting grass and working in food courts. When I saved enough money, I moved to New York City and applied for political asylum, but after thousands of dollars in effort, my appeal was denied and again was at a crossroads in life.

Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar

Credit: Shenpenn Khymsar

Rejected by my first home in the The States, I moved to Toronto and became a Canadian citizen. I returned to the white-collar world and financial comfort, but my dream to become a musician remained unfulfilled. Each day I went to work in an office where I was increasingly reminded of what my real calling in life was, what had brought me to the West in the first place: music and film. Then one day I had enough money, quit my job, said goodbye to the corporate world, and formed a heavy metal band, Shangrila. I was the first Tibetan to form a heavy metal band in the West. Shangrila toured North America for a few years, and I wrote and produced the album ‘Balance the Darkside.’ I found myself drawn to heavy metal because it is the most technical kind of heavy music, and as a self-taught guitarist, I appreciate the challenges and rewards this kind of music brings to the harmony of my hands and mind. I also gravitated toward heavy metal music because it is counter-cultural and non-conformist, the kind of music that reflects my life and principles. I took my songwriting a step further by not just critiquing political, social and cultural systems, I also wrote about liberation from the darkside, or at least finding balance in the midst of worldly darkness. Consequently, my songwriting spans a wide spectrum, from provocative songs titled ‘What the Fuck?’ to the first heavy metal song written for the Dalai Lama, ‘Soul from the East’ that includes over 4-minute guitar solo which I consider a musical prostration to His Holiness.

Having established my rock roots in Toronto, I moved to Vancouver in 2006, and am now a full-time independent musician, writer, filmmaker and political activist. I am currently working on the project of my life, a documentary with the working title “Journey of a Dream.” In this film, I will tell my life story (a taste of which appears in this bio), and in doing so I will tell the story of Tibetan refugees in India, of Darjeeling musicians looking for a big break, of immigrants who come to the West, of people slaving away in the corporate world while their dreams wither away, and of the generation of kids who grew up in the 1980s and wonder today where the heart and soul of rock music went. Just like my music, though, this documentary is about not giving up on your dreams no matter what darkness society, history or politics has in store for you. I will begin filming the first part of this documentary in India and Nepal this fall 2008, then the second part in North America in 2009, and plans to debut “Journey of a Dream” in the 2010 film festivals.

(Source: https://shenppennbloglog.blogspot.com)
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  1. Samfoonheei on Nov 28, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Mr.Shenpenn Khymsar a diehard activist known for speaking the truth without the shroud of diplomacy . Shenpenn Khymsar has travelled around the globe in search of his fellow Tibetan refugees and has documented their emotional and political struggles. He is a self taught musician, a filmmaker and a creative, modern Tibetan man who spoke so eloquently and openly. His words embodying the pride, courage and integrity as much as the wisdom and compassion . All about the on-going troubles his fellow Tibetan refugees were facing. He even has documented their emotional and political struggles. He is speaking up being a Tibetan and for the Tibetan cause hoping that more Tibetans understand more things and see into more things. That’s wonderful and a good choice he has made. As a responsible Tibetan citizen he just has to tell the truth. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. Norbu on Jan 25, 2019 at 4:12 pm
  3. Joy Kam on Dec 9, 2018 at 7:05 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  4. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 26, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Dear friends,

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

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

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

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

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

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

    亲爱的朋友们,

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

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

    以下附上英文、中文和藏文的祈愿文。

    愿你平安,常受庇护和加持。

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切

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

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  5. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Divination (‘mo’) Text by Dorje Shugden

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

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

    Tsem Rinpoche

    DS-MO-choyang.pdf

  6. dorje on Nov 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm

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  7. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 24, 2018 at 1:04 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 7:15 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. Valentina Suhendra on Aug 7, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 3, 2018 at 2:54 am

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

  11. Made in Japan on Aug 1, 2018 at 5:31 am

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

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

  12. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 6:49 pm

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

  13. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:36 am

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

  14. Joy Kam on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Amazing post!!!!!

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

    Tsem Rinpoche

  15. Joy Kam on Jul 21, 2018 at 1:40 pm

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

  16. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jan 30, 2018 at 1:25 am

    This video condensed and made simple the history of the Dorje Shugden ban and the sufferings Dorje Shugden people experienced and continue to experience for 20 years. The video also laid out and reveal the truth and facts that Dorje Shugden was the Protector who advised His Holiness the Dalai Lama to flee to India and hence His Holiness’ life is saved. There is no religious freedom for the Dorje Shugden people worldwide because of the Dorje Shugden ban executed by the Central Tibetan Administration. We are, until today being discriminated and persecuted for simply practising our choice of religion and this is the truth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gis2vaURT40

  17. wan wai meng on Oct 29, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    A feel the Tibetan people are maturing in so many many ways.

    As a believer of the tenet that we can always agree to disagree, true democracy takes into account of views even those that could be different from ours. CTA has not practiced democracy for the longest times.

  18. Sarah on Oct 28, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Mr Shenpenn Khymsar is honest and outspoken about the Tibetan refugee issues. I can see he is very fond of the Dalai Lama and would like His Holiness to return to Tibet before he dies. As a writer, film maker and activist, he can do a lot to influence his community to become more politically aware and to find ways to work with China in order to create a better relationship. I wish him all the best. May his wishes be fulfilled.

  19. Joy on Oct 28, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Refreshing to see this what a breath of fresh air. Goes to show that Tibetans who actually get themselves out of Dharamsala and to a different country can actually think more openly and expand themselves like Mr. Shenpenn here.

    What he said is true… Tibetans should be divided and the Tibetan Government in exile has basically failed their people and because of that they have used Dorje Shugden as a scapegoat and manipulated their own people, dividing so that their attention will turn to this and not their leaders. That is so shameful but it is happening. No good leader would ever divide and discriminate their own people. No good leader would encourage their own people to fight with each other and cause so much disharmony within the community.

    I hope to see Shepenn speak up more and more Tibetans to speak up too. CTA’s horrible policies are not democratic at all. I hope more will be brave and say like it is.

  20. Samfoonheei on Oct 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    An inspiring and passionate speech by Shenpenn Khymsar that is filled with wisdom, loud and clear bringing a powerful message across the globe. He is aware of the latest political and spiritual events happening in Tibet. He has been given powerful messages,interviews and spoken powerful speeches before these since 2012. Even in 2011,he try to infused the suffering plight of Tibetan through his music, documentary and film world. Shenpenn Khymsar wanted to show a lesser-known side of Tibetans in his documentary to the outside world. He was one brave courage men who spoke the truth and he cares for the people back home in Tibet. He hope more Tibetan will speaks up too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these inspiring article.

  21. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    We should fulfil the will of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for an autonomous Tibetan state.

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  22. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 19, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Dear friends,

    This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become.

    Tsem Rinpoche

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  23. Lew on Oct 19, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I agree with Mr Shenpenn Khymsar that there is absolutely no need to segregate Tibetans for the “Tibetan Cause”. The only reason I can think of why their government (CTA) would divide and conquer is solely for their own personal financial gain and they are absolutely not sincere to help the people.

    I am sorry for the Tibetans are so naive, but I do hope people like Mr Shenpenn Khymsar can wake up some of the Tibetans.

  24. Pastor Shin Tan on Oct 19, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa’s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

    Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back.

    This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.

    Humbly,
    Tsem Rinpoche

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  25. Lim Han Nee on Oct 19, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very interesting article with us.

    My Shenpenn Khymsar is a breath of fresh air, he is so sincere and passionate and truly cares for the future of Tibet and Tibetans, and truly cares to listen to every one’s viewpoint and not just the popular or politically correct one. He believes in unity of all Tibetans and harmony. In short he is so very similar to Tsem Rinpoche. WE need more Tibetans like Mr Shenpenn who is courageous in speaking out the truth. He abhors sycophants and people who only care about what people think of them , and not about the truth and about what really matters and needs to be done; nor about what people like to hear, but what must be spoken for real actions to be taken. He urges people to think for themselves.

    He speaks succinctly and convincingly about true leadership, because he has those qualities.Indeed it’s only people like him who can lead Tibetans towards progress

    Like Tsem Rinpoche, he loves and respects the Dalai Lama. He can’t understand why people have to fawn over the Dalai Lama. Yes, he also sees that Tibet must engage with China and find a way to negotiate with them . But, as long as Tibetans remain small-minded and indulge in talking about “impure Tibetans” or “not being Tibetan enough”, they will continue to remain in the medieval age!

  26. Anne Ong on Oct 18, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Mr Shenpenn Khymsar is really cool and straight forward to share his views and speaks his mind. Thumbs up for him? Mr Shenpenn is full of wisdom and he truly understands the qualities and demands of a good leader. Tibetans need more people like Shenpenn. His views and suggestions to the leadership of Tibetan Leadership is so practical and applicable. Mr Shenpenn Khymsar should stand for Sikyong in the next Tibetan election to unite all the Tibetans and get going the Tibetan cause.? Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article ??

  27. Lum Kok Luen on Oct 18, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Shenpenn is full of wisdom and he truly understands the qualities and demands of a good leader. Tibetans need more people like Shenpenn. His views and suggestions to the leadership of CTA is so practical and applicable.

    There are so many similarities between his thoughts and Your Eminence’s. His proposition is so practical and yet very much needed in the most crucial of all for Tibetans – UNITY. Every Tibetan, no matter their inclinations (politically, socially or personally), must unite as a “nation” before any struggles can be overcome. This fact is proven in many sovereign countries around the world – great examples would be Japan, Switzerland, China, to name a few. These countries’ citizens are united and when there is unity, the entire nation of citizens will be taken noticed of and will command respect from the international community.

    Likewise, for Tibet, there has to be unity amongst it own people REGARDLESS of their background. Shenpenn have elicited the most fundamental and crucial points in drawing the TIbetans together.

    He has also boldly express his views that the CTA needs to have a real hard and straightforward self assessment to determine its own fate in the future. Are they relevant still in the TIbetan struggle?

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and I pray that may Dorje Shugden clear up obstacles so that more and more people will get to hear about Shenpenn and awaken themselves in re-igniting Tibet again.

    Humbly yours,
    Lum Kok Luen

  28. Pastor Tat Ming on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    A brilliant speech by Shenpenn Khymsar that is filled with wisdom. He is well informed of current affairs of the world as well as the political and spiritual conditions of the Tibetans in exile. Shenpenn is very brave to speak up for he really cares for Tibet despite the potential risk to his life from voicing his opinions.

    For the last 60 years of its existence, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) had made no headway about the future of Tibet.
    More Tibetans like Shenpenn must speak up and take action to bring about a change to this deadlock and for the overall welfare of Tibetans. It is time to reelect a new leadership that really work for the benefit of its people.

    Tibetans in exile at all levels or background must act fast, stay united and come up with genuine solutions for Tibet. If no solutions are forthcoming, Tibetans who had already lost Tibet will next lose their rich culture, identity, Tibetan Buddhism and more.

    The world does not support the Tibetan Cause like it used to. Even now the Indians in Arunachal Pradesh are tired of and are strongly asking the Tibetans to leave India for infringing on their rights.

    What is going to happen to the Tibetan refugees in India if the protests against them continue? CTA should not stay silent and not do something to quell the protests and unrest.

    One of the immediate tasks for CTA is to lift the 20-year ban on Dorje Shugden. This ban has divided and caused so much suffering and disharmony amongst the Tibetans. It serves no purpose to enforce the ban other than for the selfish gains of the CTA. Without harmony and unity, there is no way Tibetans can work together towards achieving autonomy let alone independence of Tibet.

  29. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Oct 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this news with us. It’s interesting because he espouses many of the same views that Rinpoche has shared with us for many, many years already.

    Shenpenn has the understanding that to actually want the best for Tibet, you must be willing to face the truth. Sometimes things have to be said which some may find offensive, which some may find difficult to hear but what will be worse is never saying it at all, and living in denial until it’s too late. The Tibetan community needs more leaders like him. Whether it is for rangzen or umaylam is not so much the point; the point is more that if his manner of thinking is nurtured into many more young Tibetans, they will be better equipped to achieve success wherever they are in the world and ultimately, will suffer less.

    So I hope that his views are picked up by more and more people. As someone who was raised in a multicultural, multiethnic environment where all of us coexist peacefully, I know from experience that it is possible to respect one another regardless of any differences in our opinions, beliefs or views. So for the Tibetan people, I want for them what Malaysia has, which is a stable, dignified government, and a stable, prosperous society with prospects for a better future. That would be really wonderful to see.

  30. Irene Lim on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Shenpenn Khymsar should stand for Sikyong in the next Tibetan election to unite all the Tibetans and get going the Tibetan cause. His view points are big, modern and with wisdom that can benefit the Tibetan cause.

  31. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 17, 2017 at 3:42 am

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  • payal
    Monday, Jun 10. 2024 04:27 AM
    really….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:55 PM
    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:15 PM
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Wow….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing. Its such a meaningful and beautiful gift.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:09 PM
    For thousands of years a mystical paradise land hidden within the Himalayan Mountains called Shambhala also known by many names. For many generations, people have attempted to search for this paradise land of spiritual evolution.According to the legend, Shambhala is a place of peace and happiness. The existence of Shambhala is mentioned in the old scripture. There are many legends associated with the location of Shambhala. There are many great meditators that have travelled astrally to this beautiful paradise place sharing and describe their experiences. Reading through this interesting article again and again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-mythical-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:07 PM
    Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Tibetans. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes. These dances are vibrant and lively and are performed during annual festivals. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is one of them, is said to have originated in the Himalayan range and by far the date and year are kept as a treasured secret to this date. The Dorje Shugden cham dance is rare but not an obscure lineage; there are certain monasteries in Tibet who have practised this dance for hundreds of years. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is a colourful and impressive performance, performed by Buddhist monks who practiced Dorje Shugden. The Cham dance is very powerful and through the dance which depicts the truth of Dorje Shugden.There are a few variations of accounts on the history and the lineage of Dorje Shugden, written by various attained lamas in the last 350 years. Collected works on Dorje Shugden written by His H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche considered the most accurate account. As describes clearly how Dorje Shugden for many lifetimes had manifested high level Mahasiddhas. Dorje Shugden and his entourage of thirty-two deities are all depicted in the Cham dance as a World Peace Protector. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/dorje-shugden-cham-dance-in-nyemo-gyelche-monastery-tibet.html
  • 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

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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.
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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.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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
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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
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Wesak Day Celebration in Penang!Buddha's Bathing Ritual. 22/5/2024 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly 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
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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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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
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. 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
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.
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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
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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5 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.
5 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.
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