This Nun Wishes for Tsem Rinpoche’s Death

By | Jun 27, 2018 | Views: 2,066

Jamyang Choden

The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA, Tibetan leadership based in Dharamsala, North India) has spent over 20 years propagating hatred against a holy practice by poisoning minds and inferring that harming Dorje Shugden practitioners is a righteous act. To make things worse, the world has stood idly by as this is happening because Buddhists are supposed to be tolerant. But where should we draw the line and say “enough is enough”? Is it too much when a nun curses a person to die an untimely death and to be damned in hell?

Well, this is the hatred that the nun Jamyang Choden has expressed on Tsem Rinpoche’s Facebook page, a public platform that everyone can access. And all this ill will is not because Rinpoche has done anything to her or harmed her in any way. In fact, they are not even remotely acquainted.

The only reason Tsem Rinpoche is subjected to such abuse and curses is simply because Rinpoche published a story on this blog which tells the history of one of Bhutan’s great lineage masters, His Holiness the 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jigme Norbu and his writings about Dorje Shugden. The people of Bhutan are unable to refute the irreversible fact that His Holiness Zhabdrung Rinpoche composed prayers to Dorje Shugden. This has perhaps aroused feelings of disbelief, fear and anger because it goes against everything that they have been told for the past two decades.

The hateful comment left by this Bhutanese nun, Jamyang Choden. Click on image to enlarge.

The comment left by this Bhutanese nun, Jamyang Choden. Click on image to enlarge.

Ever since the article was shared on Facebook, there has been a constant barrage of online bashing simply because the article is about Dorje Shugden and because Tsem Rinpoche is a Dorje Shugden practitioner. It does not seem to make a difference that the article is written based on the truth, researched from authentic sources and supported by evidence. Just because he is a Dorje Shugden practitioner and because the article is about Dorje Shugden, Tsem Rinpoche is automatically a target.

The amount of hate speech, vulgarity and abuse that has been hurled at Rinpoche for sharing this well-researched article that was based on documents sourced from Bhutan’s national library is quite unbelievable, especially as it is coming from the people of a country that is supposed to be warm, friendly and, most of all, a Buddhist nation.

This type of discrimination is precisely what Dorje Shugden practitioners have had to endure on a daily basis for a long time, ever since the CTA implemented the ban on this very ancient and holy practice. But to see a member of the Sangha, an ordained nun in robes, wishing for someone to die quickly and be reborn in hell is very saddening, not because it hurts Rinpoche but because it damages the Dharma so directly. It damages the Buddha’s message of tolerance, compassion and kindness very much.

A nun is supposed to hold her vows, be kind, compassionate, practise mind transformation, meditate and help all sentient beings because a nun aspires to become a Buddha one day. No decent person let alone a Buddhist monk or nun should curse others and wish for them to die quickly and suffer tremendous pain and agony in hell, especially if it is someone they do not even know. Jamyang Choden even used the Tibetan term Dorji Nyelwa which means Vajra Hell. What kind of nun would harbour so much hate for another person she does not even know unless she, like so many others, has had her mind poisoned and influenced strongly by the lies of the CTA?

Unfortunately, the sad truth is that this is exactly what the Tibetan leadership has done to Dorje Shugden practitioners. It is also what the Tibetan leadership has done to the sanctity of Buddhism – they have twisted minds and encouraged thinking and behaviour that is the complete opposite of everything the Buddha taught. The Tibetan leadership never officially condemns people who disparage, berate, degrade or threaten Dorje Shugden practitioners. Their silence is their obvious consent. In fact they encourage this.

The CTA have achieved this by creating a poisonous climate of fear and hatred. They have deceived the unsuspecting public by propagating the falsehood that Dorje Shugden is a demon, without any real or solid evidence. For over 20 years since 1996, they have systematically told the public that to hate Dorje Shugden people is to be a real follower of the Dalai Lama and the Buddha’s teachings. All this began in the monasteries and then spread to government departments, Tibetan-run hospitals and local shops. It has even spilled over into public schools where the minds of young children are sown with hate and prejudice.

So successful is the CTA’s hate campaign against Dorje Shugden that, even when genuine historical facts are presented, many people of Bhutan deny it and are even willing to renounce their own lineage master just to be “politically correct”. Yet, the CTA continues to claim to be a democracy that practises religious freedom. But this is not true. No democratic government would publish pages upon pages of discriminatory materials against a singled out religious group on their official website. No democratic leader would make the fatal mistake of mixing politics with religion. Rather, a truly democratic government would uphold their duty to protect the basic human rights and freedoms of their people.

And so, this Bhutanese nun has demonstrated just how dangerously effective the CTA’s propaganda campaign against Dorje Shugden is, and that it has spread all over the world, even into what is supposed to be a peaceful Buddhist country like Bhutan that measures the wellbeing of its people in terms of ‘Gross National Happiness’. Bhutan is one of the few countries in the world where they use the Tibetan script and so the Bhutanese are particularly susceptible to being influenced by the CTA’s lies about Dorje Shugden.

Here is a screenshot of a Bhutanese person who is perhaps more exposed, asking us to forgive those who are cursing us online, and he is letting us know how the Central Tibetan Administrations has brainwashed many Bhutanese to hate Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

Another Bhutanese individual is writing in to let us know just how badly the Central Tibetan Administration has brainwashed many Bhutanese into hating Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

What this nun has done says quite a lot about her. And unfortunately, it damages the reputation of her teachers, the monastic community that she belongs to, her country and even her King. Is this really the face of the Bhutanese Buddhist Sangha? I don’t think so because many Bhutanese Buddhist masters are great teachers in their own right and it is impossible that centuries of Buddhism in Bhutan has no effect. Therefore the only conclusion is that all this anger and rejection even in the face of facts and spiritual history shows how well practised the Tibetan leadership is at spreading lies about Dorje Shugden.

So why is the Tibetan leadership doing this? The answer is very simple — to use Dorje Shugden as a scapegoat to cover up their failures to keep their promises, such as repeated pledges to regain independence for the Tibetans in exile. This string of broken promises coupled with the CTA’s failure to provide the exile community with any progress towards a meaningful and stable future has caused the Tibetans to become increasingly restless and dissatisfied.

And so, the CTA began using the Shugden conflict to create a diversion from the mess they created. By keeping the focus on a false ‘enemy’, the CTA hoped to distract their own people and continue to collect financial aid for the Tibetan cause, as they have done for the past 59 years in exile. All this has been exposed in global media by investigative journalists and even by Tibetan government officials themselves.

How much hatred, harm and damage must be done to individuals, to the reputation of Tibetan Buddhism, and to the collective harmony of the Tibetan people before the CTA stops their harmful campaign against Dorje Shugden? When will it be enough? People have been physically harmed and lives have even been lost. Yet none of this has deterred the CTA so far.

Click on image to enlarge.

Click on image to enlarge.

This is why Tsem Rinpoche speaks up and will continue to speak up because such injustice should not be allowed or tolerated. We should use our lives for the betterment of all sentient beings. We should not misuse the privilege and trust the people have given us to abuse and harm them instead. We have so many issues to deal with in this world; we certainly do not need more hate.

At the end of the day, all this would not have happened if not for the harmful stories that the CTA has been publishing for decades. I sincerely hope this nun will come to the realisation that her conduct is inappropriate and improper. Even if she is no longer a nun anymore, it does not excuse her conduct in any way or make it any more acceptable. It is very heavy negative karma to curse another person in this manner. Her negative thoughts, speech and actions are unbecoming of an individual who is supposed to represent the Buddhadharma. Such a nun will not be able to guide others on the path to enlightenment if she becomes spiritually lost to hate and anger. I forgive her. I do not blame her for her behaviour. And most of all, I pray that she will come to the realisation that she has been misled and that she will be free from misconceptions, anger and hatred.

Humbly,
Martin Chow

 


 

Update

When the nun Jamyang Choden wrote her message on Tsem Rinpoche’s Facebook page (22 June 2018), she had not changed her Facebook profile photo for some time, since 6 December 2017 to be exact. However, on 26 June 2018, just four days after posting her hate-filled comment, she decided to change her profile photo for the first time in over 6 months.

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Just days after posting a hate-filled message on Facebook, Jamyang Choden decided to change her profile photo from that of an ordained nun to that of a lay person. Click on image to enlarge.

One has to wonder why she chose to change her profile photo at this time. Was it because she had received multiple messages asking her how a nun could write such a crude comment? Was it because she did not want to be identified as a member of the Sangha? Was it because she was ashamed of her own behaviour? What other reason could she possibly have to change her photo from that of an ordained nun to that of a lay person at this point of time? I leave you to think and come to your own conclusions.

Footnote

It is a very serious matter when someone’s personal choice of spiritual path elicits hatred, anger and death threats due to the negative propaganda of a so-called democratic leadership. Click on the links below to see just how much abuse has to be endured by Tsem Rinpoche as well as many other Dorje Shugden practitioners:

 

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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on Mar 17, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Throne seat of Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu at Gorinang Monastery in Paro
    (From Facebook)

    The seat of Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu. Here is what I found out from a short study.

    High Lamas can manifest in different forms, such as the Mind emanation, Body emanation or Speech emanation. Jigme Norbu was a layman who was recognised as the Mind emanation of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (1594-1651).

    Jigme Norbu, the Fourth Mind Incarnation of the Zhabdrung, was born into the respected family line of the renowned Bhutanese Nyingma terton, Pemalingpa (1450-1521), whose Nyingma teachings had become part of the Drukpa lineage. His list of teachers included several important Je Khenpos, including Sherab Gyaltsen (25th Je Khenpo), Padma Zangpo (27th/29th Je Khenpo), Jampel Gyatso (30th Je Khenpo), and Yonten Gyaltsen (31st Je Khenpo).

    After Jigme Norbu was recognized as the mind reincarnation of the Zhabdrung, he was enthroned as the Desi in 1851 under the recommendation of the Central Monk Body. However, Jigme Norbu did not want to be ordained and decided to take a consort to practice advanced Mahamudra.

    He also had a daughter. This was not well looked upon by Bhutanese society. That, combined with a suspicion that he was involved in a political coup, were the reasons behind his resignation in 1852. Soon after, he left his monastic seat, Talo Sanga Choling, which is located at Talo valley, and journeyed to Tibet.

    Later, Jigme Norbu returned to Gorinang, the monastery which was founded by his teacher, Sherab Gyeltsen, and passed into clear light at the age of 31.

    Source: Kardo Petsher FB

    Bhutan1a

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  2. Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 10, 2018 at 11:14 am

    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


  3. Hayden Chan on Dec 2, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you, Mr Chow, for writing this post. It is disappointing for a nun to say something so hurtful to a monk. No one should ever say something so hurtful to someone else even though they practice something else different from yours. Even though you may think it is wrong, at least do some research and try to understand it. We should also be open-minded about other people’s practice.

  4. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 26, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Dear friends,

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

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

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

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

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

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

    亲爱的朋友们,

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

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

    以下附上英文、中文和藏文的祈愿文。

    愿你平安,常受庇护和加持。

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切

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

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

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

  5. Pastor Niral Patel on Nov 25, 2018 at 5:52 am

    “The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche of Bhutan and Dorje Shugden” blog post which was published June 8, 2018 already has exactly at the moment 152,744 views!! Over 150k views!!! Amazing!! The views will keep growing as time elapses of course.

    This indicates many Bhutanse and Buddhists around the world will now know that Dorje Shugden is connected to Bhutan and their Kagyu Lineage. Dorje Shugden was promoted by the highest lama of Bhutan namely the 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche himself. So Dorje Shugden will help and protect anyone and is not sectarian as they accuse him to be. People in the Kagyu school of Buddhism also practised Dorje Shugden and Dorje Shugden assisted them lovingly. Dorje Shugden being an emanation of Manjushri will help anyone who calls upon him regardless of their background and religion.

    Good job to our writers, researchers, editors, technical team, supporting team and Kechara people who promoted this blog post on social media. Now more will come to understand how pervasive Dorje Shugden is in all the lineages of Tibetan Buddhism although the Tibetan leadership in-exile tries to hide this truth. Thank you everyone for promoting Dorje Shugden to benefit many. We were all very harmonious before the unethical ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners. Since the inception of the ban in 1996, there has been no benefits and instead so much disharmony among Tibetan Buddhists around the world. Many hundreds have spoken up about this point where we want harmony back. There should never be a ban against any spiritual practice.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Blog post- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=160863

    于2018年6月8日发表的《不丹国第四世夏仲仁波切与多杰雄登》的博文至今已经有 152,744次的浏览量!!也就是超过了15万次的浏览量!!这个数字肯定还会随着时间而增长。

    这表示很多不丹人和全世界的佛教徒现在已经知道了多杰雄登和不丹以及他们的噶举派传承是有紧密联系的。多杰雄登是被不丹的最高级别的喇嘛夏仲仁波切本身所推崇的。这显示了多杰雄登是会帮助和保护任何人的,而祂不是像他人所指控那样的充满宗派主义。佛教的噶举派的修行者也修持多杰雄登,而多杰雄登也很怀爱地帮助他们。多杰雄登是文殊菩萨的化身,祂将无视任何宗教和背景地去帮助任何召唤祈请祂的人们。

    我们的写作、搜集资料,编辑、技术、辅助等的人员们和推广这篇博文的克切拉人们,你们做得好!虽然流亡藏人领袖们尝试掩盖事实,但现在更多的人将了解到多杰雄登在所有藏传佛教的传承中是多么的普及了。感谢大家努力推广多杰雄登以造福大众。在这个不道德的多杰雄登禁令出现之前,我们都是很和谐融洽的。自从禁令在1996年开始之后,它为全世界的藏传佛教徒没有带来任何利益,而只有更多的不和谐。成千上万的人已经对该禁令发声,要求重建和谐。对于任何心灵修行,是从来就不该有任何禁令的。

    詹杜固仁波切

    博文网址: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/cn/dorje-shugden/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden-cn.html

    Zhabdrung

  6. Beatrix Ooi on Nov 25, 2018 at 1:59 am

    His Eminence Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s incarnation is in Lhasa visiting. He is visiting the 350-year-old Trode Khangsar chapel dedicated to Dorje Shugden. He is paying homage to the powerful statue of Dorje Shugden housed in this sacred chapel. Both the chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden were commissioned by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama. The Great 5th Dalai Lama also composed a prayer to be recited daily to Dorje Shugden.

    Dagom Rinpoche’s previous lives were great masters, scholars and practitioners of Dorje Shugden. Now this new incarnation of Dagom Rinpoche is offering gold on the face of Dorje Shugden in homage and worship to this very sacred statue of Dorje Shugden housed in Lhasa for the last 350 years. This is a very traditional Tibetan method of paying homage to holy images, which is by offering gold with prayers.

    The Tibetan leadership wrongly says if you practise Dorje Shugden you will take rebirth into the three lower realms. Hundreds of lamas from the Sakya, Kagyu and Gelugpa schools of Buddhism have practised Dorje Shugden and their incarnations returned. Many of the incarnations are recognised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself. So this shows if you practise Dorje Shugden, only benefits come and no harm will come. The very fact Dagom Rinpoche’s incarnation is back, is clear evidence that Dorje Shugden’s practice is beneficial.

    May Dagom Rinpoche’s current incarnation live a very long life.

    Tsem Rinpoche
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

    YouTube High resolution video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THbGknXcLbo

    Trode Khangsar – A 400 year old Dorje Shugden Chapel in Lhasa:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92148[/color]

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    尊贵的扎贡仁波切的现任转世正在拜访拉萨。他拜访了一座供奉给多杰雄登并且拥有350年历史的护法殿”布旦康萨”。他在向这座神圣护法殿里的强大多杰雄登像顶礼。该座护法殿和多杰雄登圣像是由第五世达赖喇嘛指示而造的。伟大的第五世达赖喇嘛也亲笔撰写了多杰雄登的每日祈愿文。

    扎贡仁波切的前几世都是伟大的上师,学者兼多杰雄登的修持者。现在扎贡仁波切的现任转世在为这尊已经安奉在拉萨350年并且非常神圣的多杰雄登圣像的脸上供养金漆,以示顶礼和膜拜。这种供养金并祈愿的做法是西藏为圣像顶礼非常传统的做法。

    流亡藏人领袖们说如果你修持多杰雄登就将投生三恶道,那是错误的。佛教派系——萨迦派、噶举派、格鲁派的上百名喇嘛们都修持了多杰雄登,而且他们也都转世回来了,而其中有很多转世还是达赖喇嘛亲自认证的。这明显显示了如果你修持多杰雄登,是百利无一弊的。扎贡仁波切转世回来了,就已经是很确凿的证据显示多杰雄登的修持是有利的。

    愿今世的扎贡仁波切健康长寿。

    詹杜固仁波切
    blog.sina.com.cn/zhandugu

    YouTube高清视频- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THbGknXcLbo

    拉萨400年历史的多杰雄登护法殿—布旦康萨- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92148


  7. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 5:29 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

  8. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 20, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is in Dharamsala, which is broken into two parts. Upper Dharamsala is where the Dalai Lama’s palace is located with his audience room and main prayer hall. It is also the location of the Dialectics School, Gaden Shartse’s guesthouse, restaurants, tourist hotels and main tourist areas.

    A short ride down takes you to the lower part of Dharamsala where the Tibetan government is located. It is the location of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Nechung monastery, the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Tibetan arts centre…it’s all in one area. And the reason why it’s split into upper and lower Dharamsala is because the area is mountainous.

    The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives was established by the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government to preserve all the ancient texts – both secular and spiritual – of Tibet and in the process, translate them into various languages like English. This book, Overview of Buddhist Tantra, by Panchen Sonam Drakpa was one of the books translated into English. What’s very interesting is that the book very clearly says that Panchen Sonam Drakpa’s previous life is Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, one of the five main disciples of Lama Tsongkhapa. It also says that after that, he was Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.

    So the book is basically saying that Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, Panchen Sonam Drakpa and Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen – the three Drakpas – are of the same mindstream.

    Now that’s very peculiar because if Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s previous life is Panchen Sonam Drakpa, the renowned composer of 45 volumes of Dharma texts, the abbot of three monasteries AND the 15th Gaden Tripa, the holder of Lama Tsongkhapa’s throne…if that’s the case, how can Panchen Sonam Drakpa take rebirth as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and become an evil spirit and have a negative mind?

    Prior to Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, he was Panchen Sonam Drakpa and before that, he was Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, a heart disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa. How can a heart disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa reincarnate as the erudite master Panchen Sonam Drakpa, and then die and reincarnate as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen…and then Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, due to a bad and negative prayer, become the evil spirit Dorje Shugden? How is that possible? Logically, it’s not.

    What’s incredible is that all of this was printed by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives under the Dalai Lama’s guidance. They contradict themselves because on one hand, the Tibetan leaders say Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit. On the other hand they’re printing a book saying that Panchen Sonam Drakpa, whose later incarnation became Dorje Shugden, is of this illustrious mindstream.

    So how can the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, which is under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government, print the translation of a book composed by the previous incarnation of a so-called evil spirit? How can they then say in the book that Panchen Sonam Drakpa’s previous life is Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, and his next life was Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen?

    Prior to the Dorje Shugden ban and controversy, everyone in Tibet knew that Dorje Shugden is Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, that Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen is Panchen Sonam Drakpa, and that Panchen Sonam Drakpa is Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. The three Drakpas, they are one mindstream emanating again and again to benefit other beings.

    And as we all know, Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen became Dorje Shugden so it totally doesn’t make sense to call him an evil spirit, then highlight all of his previous lives as erudite masters, and publish all of this information under their own library. So you can see the contradictions. You can read all of this for yourself in Overview of Buddhist Tantra, which was printed by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.

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    OVERVIEW OF BUDDHIST TANTRA

    GENERAL PRESENTATION OF THE CLASSES OF TANTRA,
    CAPTIVATING THE MINDS OF THE FORTUNATE ONES

    rgyud sde spyi’i rnam par bzhag pa
    skal bzang gi yid ‘phrog ces bya ba bzhugs so

    BY
    PANCHEN SONAM DRAGPA
    (Pan-chen bSod-nams grags-pa, 1478-1554)

    O Choje Sonam Dragpa Pel! (Chos-rje bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal!)
    In the vast expanse of Your bodhi-mind,
    The mind that the Buddhas have lauded for as many as
    one hundred times,
    You have developed “merit” shining like the sun.
    Through Your skill in learning, debate and writing,
    As illuminating as one hundred thousand sun rays,
    You have developed in You a complete knowledge of
    the entire sutras and tantras,
    Resembling a garden of flowers in full bloom.
    The power of Your speech is like the sun;
    The fame of your name has reached the three realms of
    this world.
    O Sonam Dragpa, the teacher of teachers!
    I bow down at your feet.

    In the vast garden of Your great teachings,
    The intelligent young people gather for
    The ‘six ultimates’ and the ‘four modes of transmission,’
    Just as they are attracted to
    The one hundred thousand types of nectar
    Dripping from a flower of one hundred petals.
    May I be able to experience
    The taste of the secret tantra!

    Panchen Choje Sonam Dragpa Pel (Panchen Chos-rje bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal), the holder of sutra and Vajrayana teachings, was a master whose outstanding learning and spiritual accomplishments are well known by all the learned ones in Tibet. His first incarnation came in the form of one of the five prestigious disciples of Lord Tsongkhapa (Tsong-kha-pa) and became known as Vinaya Holder (Dulzin) Dragpa Gyaltsen (Gragspa rgyal-mtshan). Then came Panchen Sonam Dragpa Pel (Panchen bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal), the author of the present text. The next was Nagri Tulku Dragpa Gyaltsen (mNga’-ris sPrul-sku Grags-pa rgyal-mtshan). In this way, a line of his incarnations, each with the Dragpa (gragspa) surname, followed successively.

    Panchen Sonam Dragpa Pel (Panchen bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal) was born in the 14th century in Tsetang (rTsed-thang) in the Lhoka (Lho-kha) region of Central Tibet. He entered the great seat of learning, Sera Thekchenling (Se-ra theg-chen-gling) monastic university, where he became the personal disciple of spiritual master Donyo Dangden (Dhon-yod dang-ldan) and His Holiness the Second Dalai Lama Gedun Gyatso (dGe-‘dun rgya-mtsho). Under them, he studied the entire teachings of sutra, tantra and their commentaries, and became known for his outstanding learning. He also received from them the empowerments, reading transmissions, guides and instructions of the entire body of spiritual training. On becoming the fully blessed one, the Dalai Lama appointed him the abbot of the Loseling (Blo-gsalgling) college, one of the four colleges of Drepung (‘Bras-dpung)- the most prestigious monastic university in Tibet before 1959, with over 10,000 monks on its register. He continued to be the abbot of this college for the next six years; and after him the tenure for each of his successors in this position was fixed for a period of six years, a rule that is followed even today.

    He was then appointed the head of the Gelugpa (dGe-lugs-pa) order, the throne holder of Gaden (dGa’-ldan), thus becoming the 15th regent of Lord Tsongkhapa (Tsong-khapa), the second Buddha. In his eulogy to him, Khedrub Gelek Pelsang (mKhas-grub dGe-legs dpal- bzang) says:

    O Lama, the second successor of the Unsubduable One,
    The regent of the Lord of Dharma,
    You are the one who made the virtuous qualities thrive;
    You are the one who ascended to the golden throne uplifted
    by the fearless lions.
    May Your success thrive forever!

    He continued to be the throne holder for the next seven years, during which time he promoted the spread of Lord Tsongkhapa’s (Tsong-kha-pa) precious teachings, the Gelug (dGe-lugs) tradition, across the land in all directions. He also paid special attention to the practice of monastic rules and the learning and meditation of Buddhism in the monasteries such as Sera (Se-ra), Drepung (‘Bras-spungs), Kyomolung (sKyo-mo-lung), Phagmo Chode (Phag-mo chos-sde), Nyeding (Nye-sdings), Ödna (’Od-sna) and Chöde Rinchen (Chos-sde rin-chen) etc. and improved them to a great extent. He taught the Third Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso (bSod-nams rGya-mtsho) as the latter’s spiritual master. It was from him that the Dalai Lama received the name Sonam (bSod-nams).

    His contributions in the literary field are enormous; and, indeed, they are the most valuable of all his contributions. Tsongkhapa (Tsong-kha-pa) has rightly said:

    Of all one’s deeds,
    The ‘deeds of speech’ are the most valuable.

    Panchen Sonam Dragpa Pel (Panchen bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal) was a person with an extraordinary talent for teaching, debate and writing. In his colophon to Bu mey chi don zab don sel wey dron mey (dBu ma’i spyi don zab don gsal ba’i sgron me), he wrote:

    In the field of teaching, I am [next to none!] Knowing that
    I would outdo them in this field, Arya Asanga and his
    brother transmigrated into another realm.

    In the field of debate, I am [next to none!] Knowing that
    I would find out the areas they had contradicted and
    that I would examine them and put forth my arguments,
    the logician Dignaga (Digh-naga) and Dharmakirti tactfully
    bypassed me.

    In the field of writing, I am [next to none!] [In my eyes,]
    Arya-sura was just good at spreading the works, which
    are like ‘disputes~ between an insect and a field.’

    I am the learned man. Peerless in the field of teaching,
    debate and writing!

    For some this passage might sound utterly nonsensical, but the most learned master of our age, the talented teacher, logician and writer, the late tutor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yongdzin Trijang Dorjechang (Yongs-‘dzin Khri-byang rDorje-‘Chang), said: “Now, some people of our time, who consider themselves learned scholars, think that this is utter nonsense; but they are wrong.”

    Panchen Sonam Dragpa Pel (Panchen bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal) wrote over 45 volumes of books dealing with many different subjects, such as the commentaries on the sutras and tantras, the saddhana manuals of the tutelary deities, history, religious history and so forth. Among these, one that is very important for all who wish to learn and meditate on the path-of the practical aspect of Buddhism in general and that of Vajrayana in particular is the Leg shey gyu de chi nam par shagpa kelsang gi yi trod (Legs bshad rgyud sde spyi’i rnam par bzhag pa skal bzang gi yid ‘phrod). In this book, he has explained precisely how the four tantras differ from one another. He has also fully described the stages of the two spontaneous path practices of the Vajrayana tradition, dealing with the ‘six ultimates’ and the ‘four modes of transmission’, thus interpreting without mistake the intention of Adhi-Buddha Vajradhara.

    May the reprint of this text, which the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is publishing herewith, bring peace and happiness in this world!

    Prof. Nawang Jinpa
    St. Joseph’s College
    Darjeeling
    January 24 1996

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  9. Joy Kam on Sep 20, 2018 at 2:10 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

  10. Pastor Shin Tan on Sep 14, 2018 at 10:06 pm

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

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

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

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  11. Chris on Sep 13, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    This is very sad to see that a nun will say such a thing to a fellow sangha member. This is how damaging Dorje Shugden ban is. A lot of people has been denying the existence of the ban and this is just an ‘advice’ His Holiness gave. However, looking at how the public treated Dorje Shugden practitioners, it is a ban and not just an advice.

    Because of the ban, there is a rift in Tibetan Buddhism that separates the Dorje Shugden people and non-Dorje Shugden people. Dorje Shugden people are being discriminated against, segregated, bullied, cursed at, and denied basic human rights only because of their choice of religion. They were not creating any REAL troubles, unlike the lies from the CTA that can be refuted easily.

    Because of the ban, a nun from the beautiful Bhutan country can say curse a fellow monk to hell. Because of the tension and miscommunication that CTA had created with their lies, the Buddhist community is breaking apart and fellow monks are hurting and cursing each other just because some of them wanted to practice what their choice of religion. They did not harm anyone, or break the law. All they wanted is to do prayers and practices peacefully in their own rooms and even that is not allowed.

    The ban has created a lot of unnecessary tension and suffering due to CTA’s own selfish agenda.

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  12. Joy Kam on Sep 11, 2018 at 1:50 am

    In the emerald forest there lies magical beings and powerful entities of old. There are beautiful gentle creatures of the forest such as deers, rabbits, owls and so on. Faeries, little people, elves, dwarves, trolls and other magnificent worldly and other-worldly beings of mystical origins who nurture and look over the natural world call this place their home. These supernatural beings, who remain hidden to ordinary view and are rarely seen together, have gathered to herald the arrival of the World Peace Guardian Dorje Shugden within the ethereal realm. Paying homage to the divine king they welcome him, the supreme being whose body shines with the light of magnificence and abides in benevolent wisdom. He who has come from the pinnacle of the celestial dimensions, he has the dominion over men and gods. All beings in this and other worlds have gathered to pay homage and to receive blessings, abundance and counsel.

    Shugden the divine king, at last has drawn near,
    He offers a new life so clear,
    With a silent prayer he offers the golden stair,
    Sing praises, does the emerald forest all cheer.

    Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha

    To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz

  13. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 9, 2018 at 5:27 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. Pastor Niral Patel on Aug 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    The religious divisions created by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) over the practice of the Buddhist Dharma protector Dorje Shugden is now creating division amongst Bhutan’s Buddhist populace. Though historically, Bhutanese have practised Dorje Shugden as evidenced by some of the country’s greatest spiritual leaders having composed prayers to the deity, recent leaders saw no other choice but to ban the practice themselves. Tibetans have sought to forcibly overtake the country throughout Bhutanese history, most notably in 1974 when the Dalai Lama’s own brother was implicated in a conspiracy to murder the then Bhutanese monarch. And since that time, the Bhutanese have been extremely wary of Tibetan interference within Bhutan’s internal affairs. In an effort to minimise the implications of the CTA’s ban on the practice creating divisions amongst their people, the Bhutanese government themselves banned the practice with Bhutan’s borders.

    This however has far reaching spiritual implications given the country’s historical practice of Dorje Shugden, and while Bhutan’s leaders imposed the ban to secure social harmony, the CTA’s reach has created only disharmony as seen in comments by both a nun and monk who threaten the lives of Dorje Shugden practitioners online. The CTA have corrupted Bhutan’s spiritual integrity and created divisions which the country’s leaders had sought to avoid but to no avail.

    Doctrinal spat puts Bhutan’s “Happiness Index” at risk

    An escalating conflict within Bhutan’s Buddhist community could risk depressing its much vaunted “Gross National Happiness Index”. With Buddhists making up about 75% of the population, the controversy has pitted supporters of an ancient deity against vocal opponents in what some observers claim is an artificial conflict stirred by opaque external forces.

    Central to the dispute is the devotion of a section of Bhutan’s Buddhist community to Dorje Shugden, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist protector deity (Dharmapala) who has already been the focus of discrimination in the communities of Tibetan exiles in northern India and elsewhere. The Dalai Lama has spoken against the practice, effectively ostracising Shugden worship in the Tibetan exile communities, despite having once been a follower of the deity himself.

    While Tibet’s spiritual leader has suggested that devotion to the deity fosters divisions among the exile Tibetan community, opponents counter that freedom of worship is enshrined in the constitution of the Central Tibetan Authority (CTA) — the Tibetan government in exile — and that the Dalai Lama’s de facto ban on Shugden devotion has itself created and accentuated divisions in the community.

    In recent history, these divisions have certainly been exploited by external forces in their efforts to gain some regional sway: the West has typically seen support for the exiled Tibetans as an expression of opposition to China’s hold on the Tibet Autonomous region, and has often, openly and covertly, supported the Dalai Lama’s goals, both real and purported, in order to bolster its own geopolitical influence in Asia. It is no secret that the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) backed the failed 1959 uprising against China in occupied Tibet which led to the Dalai Lama’s exile, and that both the spiritual leader’s brothers were paid CIA operatives.

    On the other side, China’s political powers become have tended to verge on apoplexy at any suggestion that Tibet should have more autonomy or claim its independence, and they have sought to use the controversy over Shugden devotion to China’s own ends in order to undermine the global influence of the Dalai Lama.

    Observers from across the Buddhist community have said this proxy battle has spilled over, and appears now to be taking hold in several countries in the region, including Bhutan.

    The Kingdom of Bhutan, a tiny mountain nation nestling in the Himalayas between two giant neighbours, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India, prides itself on being the first nation in the world to use “Gross National Happiness” as a measure of national development, considering economic measures alone as an insufficient yardstick of successful policy. Visitors have reported, amazed, that the majority of Bhutan’s population genuinely appears to prize peace and harmony over material wealth and that in public policy, ecological considerations supersede commercial ones.

    Bhutan’s constitution is largely based on the Buddhist faith and three quarters of the population are Buddhists, the majority descended from Tibetan migrants. The remainder are mainly Hindis of Nepalese origin. An absolute monarchy for much of its history, it was transformed into a constitutional monarchy in 2008 by its current sovereign, King Wangchuk, who thereby put a limit on his own power.

    Though bordered by larger and infinitely more powerful neighbours, Bhutan, whose population is just 800,000, has never in its history been colonised, despite several attempts by Tibet over the centuries. While the British did exert some influence over the country through much of the colonial period, Bhutan has been largely free from external interference over the last centuries.

    It appears that some Tibetans have never given up hopes for gaining control over Bhutan, even following exile from their own country. In fact in 1974, Bhutan’s government said it had discovered a series of plots to kill its then monarch that had been orchestrated by a group of Tibetans taking their orders from the Tibetan government in exile — the CTA — which had been based in northern India since the 1959 flight from occupied Tibet. It said the plot, allegedly headed by the Dalai Lama’s elder brother Gyalo Thondup, was in effect just the latest Tibetan attempt to take control of Bhutan[1].

    It was the hope of heading off what were perceived as ongoing CTA efforts to destabilise Bhutan that prompted its government, in 1979, to require the minority Tibetan population to either become citizens of Bhutan or return to China-controlled Tibet. Although the CTA objected, about a third of the 6–7000 Tibetans in Bhutan at the time opted for citizenship, while the remainder resettled in India under CTA rule.

    However, it would appear that CTA designs to gain a foothold in Bhutan did not end there, and that Tibet’s leaders in exile have continued to seek to destabilise the country in order to gain political influence there, introducing Shugden devotion as one specific bone of contention.

    The Dalai Lama and others have said their antipathy towards the deity stems partly from the idea that Dorje Shugden, as protector of the Gelug tradition — the largest of Tibet’s four principal Buddhist traditions — promotes divisions among Buddhists.

    Shugden adherents say devotion to Dorje Shugden is a long and established tradition in Bhutan, and that this is backed up by recently-examined texts written some two hundred years ago by Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu, recognised as the reincarnation of the lama who founded Bhutan, and by Drubwang Tenzin Zangpo, an earlier scholar who is still highly regarded among Bhutan’s Buddhists. By kowtowing to the CTA’s agenda, they say, Bhutan has to an extent abandoned its own traditions.

    Furthermore, it would appear that the texts written by Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu and Drubwang Tenzin Zangpo refute claims that Dorje Shugden is a sectarian deity.

    Even so, under apparent external pressure, including from the CTA, Bhutan’s government saw no other option than to issue an edict against Shugden devotion. As public debate on social media rages on, there are some opinions that Bhutan has taken steps to marginalise Shugden worship because it remains wary of CTA efforts to exert influence in the country and it is likely that the Shugden ban was in effect a pre-emptive step designed to eliminate the CTA’s ability to create problems by seeking to create a schism within the country.

    A wave of acrimony followed the edict, as Shugden supporters protesting the undemocratic way their rights had been confiscated were met by an army of online trolls pushing the Dharamsala line. Not surprisingly, a prime target is Malaysian-based Tsem Tulku Rinpoche who posted a teaching on Bhutan’s Dorje Shugden legacy in his blog [2]. Dharamsala’s corruption of Bhutan’s spiritual integrity is reflected in the polemic attacks on Tsem Tulku carried out by what appears to be members of Bhutan’s monastic community. This is reminiscent of the CTA’s use of Tibetan monasteries to declare what is equivalent to jihads on Shugden practitioners. One Bhutanese Buddhist nun publicly called for Tsem Tulku’s early demise, while another monk brazenly declared having sent afflictive black magic to him. While these may be isolated incidences, it does reveal that the Dharamsala’s instructions have found enforcers in Bhutan, willing to breach Bhutan’s law to adminsiter the Dalai Lama’s edicts. This was clearly an unintended consequence, as the conflict risks damaging Bhutan’s Happiness Index, an important tool for the country to promote its “high quality tourism” industry.

    Said one Delhi-based Shugden devotee, escalating attacks on the Shugden practice indicate that the peaceful haven of Bhutan has been in propaganda pushed by Dharamsala — the home of the CTA — allowing political propaganda to corrupt Buddhist spirituality. “It’s a mentality aligned with the philosophy of Myanmar Buddhists — that Buddhism and nationalism go hand in hand,” he said. “It’s a concept introduced and promulgated by the CIA in many of its proxy fights in the south-east Asian region in their efforts to co-opt spiritual Buddhism.” A tactic, he said, that the CTA in Dharamsala has willingly adopted. Bhutan’s Happiness index is currently paying the price.

    https://medium.com/@kei_shashi/doctrinal-spat-puts-bhutans-happiness-index-at-risk-5aebc1b4b445

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  15. Disappointing on Aug 23, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Why does Bhutan’s lama Dzongsar Kyentse Rinpoche behave and dress in a way that makes people lose faith in Buddhism and it’s teachers? 😒 Why do some Bhutanese accuse other lamas badly when they pray to Dorje Shugden. Look at Dzongsar Kyentse Rinpoche who makes so many lose faith in Buddhism. Why doesn’t the Je Khenpo of Bhutan tell Dzongsar Kyentse to behave nicely and like a teacher? 👎Why is Dzongsar Kyentse Rinpocihe friends with the evil Sogyal Rinpoche? Why does Dalai Lama keep quiet about them?

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  16. Wai Meng Wan on Aug 14, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    It is quite sad that Bhutan people and its monastic order decided to follow Tibetan decree of Banning Dorje Shugden, its wasn’t long ago that Bhutan people were against the Tibetans, who tried to massacre the King of Bhutan to take over this Vajrayana state.
    Yet in a matter of a decade or so, Bhutan chose to follow the CTA’s advice to ban the Dorje Shugden practice.

    CTA’s in the time that they implemented the Dorje Shugden, has seen it status demoted, new Tibetans no longers use their facilities in Dharamsala, as none are coming, it is losing friendship from the worlds countries and etc. Hope the same will not be of the Bhutanese people, but hope they will check more and learn more before they follow decrees from the CTA. CTA in Dharamsala is always up to no good, and can only lead Bhutan people to a dead end.

  17. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 5:11 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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  18. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 4, 2018 at 3:11 am

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. Joy Kam on Aug 2, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Dear Kecharians and friends,

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

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

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

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

    Thank you,
    Tsem Rinpoche

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

  20. Made in Japan on Jul 30, 2018 at 6:42 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 harmed by an evil spirit… Which one is it? Can he 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

  21. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 30, 2018 at 4:11 am

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

  22. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:55 am

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

  23. Pastor Adeline on Jul 28, 2018 at 3:03 am

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

  24. Joy Kam on Jul 26, 2018 at 2:30 am

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

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

  25. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 25, 2018 at 8:06 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

  26. Joy Kam on Jul 25, 2018 at 5:28 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

  27. Carla on Jul 24, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    First of all, I am very shocked at how this nun reacts. A nun is supposed to be compassionate and respectful to everyone but here she swears and curses people of another faith. No one has done anything bad to her, why is she so angersome? I don’t think there are many Dorje Shugden followers in Bhutan, did she have any bad experience with Dorje Shugden followers?

    Let’s no talk about religion, as a normal human being, we don’t swear and curse another person just because we don’t agree with what they believe.

    If we are still thinking CTA only poisons Tibetans minds, no, not at all. Look at this Bhutanese, how angry she is when she knows one of the high lamas in their country propitiated and made prayer to Dorje Shugden. CTA’s propaganda to smear Dorje Shugden followers is very successful. They create conflict among people and make people hate each other. How I wish they can use the same effort to get their country back or bring a better future to the Tibetans in exile. What a shame.

  28. Joy Kam on Jul 21, 2018 at 2:32 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.

  29. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Here we see a Bhutanese woman confirming that His Holiness the 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche wrote prayers to Dorje Shugden. At first people did not believe that Zhabdrung Rinpoche actually composed the prayers, but people went to check with their monastic authorities, and they confirmed that the prayers were real. Before this, she had vehemently said that there were no such prayers and that she would go to check and then prove that the prayers were false. She must have gone to check and ask about Zhabdrung Rinpoche’s prayers to Dorje Shugden. As we said, the prayers are real but she still cannot accept the fact, even with all the proof.

    Some Bhutanese feel like they cannot openly acknowledge that the article on Zhabdrung Rinpoche’s composition of prayers to Dorje Shugden is true, because it would mean that the Je Khenpo and Bhutanese sold and betrayed their own lineage. So even though they now admit that they prayers are real, they keep saying that he is just a minor deity and in any case, the Je Khenpo banned the practice. But if Dorje Shugden was just a minor deity, why would both Zhabdrung Rinpoche and Drubwang Tenzin Zangpo have composed such extensive prayers to Dorje Shugden? If Bhutan’s founding fathers like Zhabdrung Rinpoche promoted the practice of Dorje Shugden, why is someone like the Je Khenpo, whose position was originally created by the 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche, banning the practice? Why do they want to go against what Zhabdrung Rinpoche did? If they do that, why do not they ban the entire country of Bhutan, because he founded that too.

    They also claim that thangkas of Zhabdrung Rinpoche with Dorje Shugden are fake. However, there is no such thing as a fake thangka, because when someone has faith, they commission it, place it on their shrine and accept it. How can a thangka be fake when it has been individually commissioned? There is no rule or guideline what someone can or cannot put on a thangka. It is up to a person’s personal choice. That means there is no such thing as a fake thangka.

    This woman came back on social media and confessed that the prayers are real. Even though she was still shocked, angry and dismayed, she told the truth. She could have kept quiet but she did not. Through all her debates and denials, she still had the honesty to leave a comment and admit that the prayers were real. When people can accept something, even though it may make them uncomfortable or angry, it means that they are practicing the Dharma. Dorje Shugden was practiced by the 4th Zhabdrung, and even though it may be an uncomfortable thought to some, it is clear and proven to be the case.

    The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche of Bhutan and Dorje Shugden
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden.html

    不丹国第四世夏仲仁波切与多杰雄登
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden-chinese.html

    འབྲུག་གི་ཞབས་དྲུང་བཞི་པ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན།
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden-tibetan.html

    Zhabdrung Rinpoche FB negative comment

  30. Dan Simons on Jul 8, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Rinpoche you are doing good job telling truth about controvertial issue whether people believe it or not.

  31. Mingwen on Jul 4, 2018 at 3:24 am

    Many individuals & organization have use the name of religions to do things that are harmful to the public but beneficial for all the actors. These actors are just being selfish, they don’t care what will be the consequences..

  32. Datuk May on Jul 3, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    I find it extremely refreshing that Dorje Shugden practitioners who suffered so much from discrimination and segregation and are still suffering so, like Martin Chow has the patience to so kindly give such a well informed and ethically “nice” article about the Bhutanese nun, Jamyang Choden.

    What impacted me is the “powerful” and engaging methods by which CTA has influenced the world against Dorje Shugden in order to meet their agenda of creating a scapegoat for their non performance on all their promises to the Tibetan people.

    Somehow, I feel that CTA has squandered a lot of the international donations to facilitate their propaganda machine. Imagine if such finances are used to propagate the Universal truth of the Dharma, how many will be benefitted from liberation of suffering. Instead more sufferings are inflicted with the same financial resources.

    Nun Jamyang Choden has also imparted me strongly with her declaration of such hateful cursing on H.E. Tsem Rinpoche of whom she has not even had the good fortune of being acquainted. What was on her mind to forget her monastic vows and to curse like she did.

    Not only had she not conducted herself worthy of her stature within a monastic order but also as a honourable citizen of Bhutan, whose King gauges the success of his country with the happiness and loving kindness. When there is so much hate in Jamyang Choden there is no loving kindness.

    Last but not least is why on earth did Jamyang Choden change her picture on her facebook. Out of remorse and guilt or instructed to do so by CTA out of embarassment.

    Whatever her agenda, I pray to Dorje Shugden for the purification of her negative karma for cursing a pure monk on an open and public platform.

  33. Samfoonheei on Jul 3, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    All religions, cultures and beliefs deserve the same amount of respect even they are different from each and every one of us. Have tremendous respect for all faiths and beliefs.
    For the nun Jamyang Choden who has expressed such a comment in Tsem Rinpoche FaceBook is really shocking. How could she do that in such a manner cursed a person to die. Whether she is nun or not she should not cursed anyone . If she do not agree to what or whatever just leave and move on the next chapter .Just because she cannot accept the truth and reality of the history of Bhutan’s great lineage masters and Dorje Shugden. She wrote such a comment which is actually harming to herself as a nun, or as a Buddhist or non-religious. The truth is H H Zhabdrung Rinpoche did composed prayers to Dorje Shugden, that’s in reality and cannot be hidden after research work done supported by evidence.
    THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH nobody can denied it.
    Since the ban against Dorje Shugden which is instituted by the Tibetan Leadership ( CTA ), many Dorje Shugden practitioners has suffered discrimination and so forth. Instead of using donations to help the people , the CTA , have spent millions on campaigns, websites, pamphlets and books against Dorje Shugden. Telling lies and spreading what is not true to cause disharmony and disunity .
    May Jamyang Choden realised her wrong doings and be on the correct path . Not following blindly reading what the CTA reports without doing research . She is one of those many examples of anti Dorje Shugden who has show anger, hatred messages , all because of CTA spreading the pack of lies and untrue nature.
    May HH Dalai Lama please lift the ban on Dorje Shugden , as the CTA is causing more sufferings ,pain discrimination among the communities.
    (The essence of all religions is one, their approaches are different once said by Mahatma Gandhi.)
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin Chow for this sharing

  34. Karenc. on Jul 3, 2018 at 3:03 am

    This nun or rather fake nun is just another product of CTA, a tool for them to use in their propaganda of brainwashing, destabilise the life of Tibetans and non Tibetans, politicising religion and labelling beliefs as good or bad and use this as an excuse to discriminate, segregate, being violent and in this particular case, this nun is using social media to spread hatred and vulgarities just because my guru practise Dorje Shugden, a deity disapproved by CTA and people who practise Dorje Shugden is labelled as anti Dalai Lama. Where is the democracy that CTA claimed themselves as? Where is the religion freedom that His Holiness Dalai Lama always promote?

    Whether this nun is real or not, such conduct on social media gives a very bad name to Sangha community, nowadays people will not go and investigate whether u’re a real nun or not, but when people see a nun wearing robes swearing and cursing another sangha member, people instantly lose faith in the Buddha Dharma. A Sangha community supposed to be a support system for both Sangha and lay person, lay person look up to the Sangha because they are the inspiration for many spiritual seekers, they are the icon of love, compassion, forgiving and tolerance. This nun Jamyang Choden is just one of the puppets CTA has created, it’s also the reason why we Kechara has to fight the unjust ban because too many unnecessary sufferings and sacrifice arose due to this ban.

  35. Report the 'nun' on Jul 2, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Whatever she is, she is evil and lowly. Report the evil woman to Bhutanese police.👎

  36. callista on Jul 1, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    I was caught by surprise from the Bhutanese. There is so much swearing and cursing comments left on our beloved Guru “His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s Facebook which I felt unjustified and sad.
    Our Guru is a highly attained Lama and was ordained by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama and yet just an article tells the history of one of Bhutan’s great lineage masters, His Holiness the 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jigme Norbu and his writings about Dorje Shugden had caused such issue.
    Bhutan is a religious freedom country, but when it comes to Dorje Shugden practice, the Bhutanese were very reluctant to accept the fact of his Founding Father is connected to Dorje Shugden. Ironically, why the Bhutanese wants to be a copycat of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)?
    Look at what happened to Tibet now, CTA supposed to be taking care of Tibetan welfare. However, instead of doing their job, they are busy creating turmoil among the Tibetan by banning Dorje Shugden practice, ‘which they are not supposed to do that as Tibet is a democratic country that practice religious freedom’.
    As the result of their incapability to manage Tibet, many countries such as Switzerland, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Italy and Sweden has no longer accept the IC (Identity Certificate), issued by the government of India, and classifies its holder as both a Tibetan refugee and a protectorate of India. Tibetans wishing to enter the said countries will have to bear the identity documentation of an actual nation, like India or China.

    Hence, my simple advise to the Bhutanese is just do your research before, invades and condemn about the articles (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden.html) shared by my Guru.
    Remember, condemnation before investigation is the height of ignorance.
    Don’t let your ignorance conquer you.

  37. so kin hoe (KISG) on Jul 1, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you Martin for bringing up this overwhelming incident to everyone’s attention, where a nun called Jamyang Choden disparaged a highly attained Lama, who is our respected Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Although Jamyang Choden has never seen or communicated with our Guru and physically stay 1838 miles distance away from Bhutan, Jamyang Choden openly cursed our Guru to death with hatred and full of ignorance. This alarming incident is mainly because of the official ban of Dorje Shugden as proclaimed by Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) since 1996. The damaging works against the 400-year-old holy Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden created by CTA is considered a huge destruction to Buddhism entirely, which is similar to a wildly spread fire destroying the entire forest that takes thousands of years to grow from ground zero. Many people are being misguided by CTA that it is okay for anyone including Buddhists to insult and act vulgarly to Dorje Shugden practitioners. This is totally a wrong view and against Buddha’s teachings. There is no legislative law and no religion practice that allow anyone, especially someone like Jamyang Choden, who is a nun and supposingly to act in accordance to Buddha’s teachings and good moral values, but to curse someone to death. Hence, this is the latest evidence that shows the extremely negative effects owing to the ban of Dorje Shugden as there should be religious freedom supported by every government in this world but sadly, except the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). Our world does not need further discrimination, hatred, vulgarity and other negativity because of the difference in religion practice as the advancement of current technology has pulled many people away from spirituality and religious practice.

    May the ever compassionate His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama lift the ban of Dorje Shugden quickly to stop the sufferings endured by many Dorje Shugden practitioners and allow Buddhism to grow to the ten directions continuously and smoothly.

    Humbly with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  38. Cc on Jul 1, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    🙏🙏🙏 Pray for her. Whether she is an ordained nun or an odinary person, may she realise her mistake and confess her wrong doing.

    Whether a nun,monk or lay person, one does not simply cursed another person.

    May she be able to continue to practise and have realisation. Not blinded by hatred, anger,ignorance and confusion.

    Althought is sad to hear all the nasty and vulgar words, we as practitioner need to be strong and wise to overcome our own anger and be patience.

    May there be peace and harmony among all and may all have wisdom to continue to defence.

    🙏🙏🙏

  39. Anne Ong on Jul 1, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    At a first glance i thought she is a fashion model with red hair. Then later only i realized she is a nun in maroon robe. But then again with another picture that she posted wearing lay clothings is very confusing. Anyway, if she is a sangha then she should know her vows and facts not to curse a Tulku or any lay person to death for practicing Dorje Shugden or any other religious practice. It is very very bad for her too! And is really sad to hear… 😱Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for sharing this happening from facebook. 🙏👍👏😀

  40. Lin Mun on Jul 1, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    It is very shocking to read the curse from a nun. I can never imagine a nun who is supposed to hold vows speaks so harshly and curse another high lamas which in this case our Guru just because he practises Dorje Shugden.

    There is nothing wrong to have different belief but unfortunately, CTA has planted all these negative and untrue story to the people for more than 2 decades. Many people react negatively and violently towards Dorje Shugden practitioners. But why? Can’t they investigate the root of the issue before agreeing with the CTA?

    If we are true Buddhism practitioners we should not create any hatred, harm and suffering to others. Instead we should promote and act towards compassion, love, peace and harmony.

    May this nun and others who has been brain washed by CTA to quickly wake up and be aware of their actions. Stop following the message given blindly without investigation.

  41. Freon on Jul 1, 2018 at 8:43 am

    It is very sad to see how a nun could do such damage to herself and to other people by cursing. In normal human being manner, people do not curse other people especially to stranger. This nun Jamyang Choden surely do not know about H.E Tsem Rinpoche, thus, what make her become so rude and full of hatred. She obviously being brain wash by some propaganda and sadly, she surely do not study deep enough on Buddhism. Where the vow of a sangha member is very strict to be hold.

    From here, we could see how ignorance and blind believe could be harmful to us. Simply because of the propaganda from CTA, the Vajrayana Buddhism is in chaos. It is so clear when H.E Tsem Rinpoche publishes about Dorje Shugden on social media, instead of read those articles and check the source, they select to just believe what have CTA said. I think the reason is simple, they bow down to the CTA more than Buddha.
    (“They “here refer to anyone who practice in Vajrayana buddhism but believe in CTA )

    Dorje Shugden is the protector of Lama Tsongkhapa lineage, if the ban is not lifted. The lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa could be in danger where people are fear to practice. Hope the CTA know what are they doing. How much damage they have cause in people spiritual study. Further, It is very serious if Dorje Shugden’ban is not lifted properly. Where we can now see how the fear in practice Buddhism. At some point, people would just think that Buddhism is creating a lot of blind believe. And this could affect entire Buddhist sect, not just in Vajrayana.

  42. Justin Cheah on Jul 1, 2018 at 4:41 am

    It’s shocking to hear this from a nun really. I mean we are used to the type of vulgarities and death threats people would normally post onto Rinpoche’s posts but this is just something we call brought to a new low.

    What this nun have done is a classic example of how naive Tibetans / to a certain extent most can be when it comes to belief. They don’t check and will jump into conclusions due to here say. Probably due to the fact they are not too exposed to education and the environment of wanting to find out more and do their own research.

    Many through my observation just jump to their own shallow conclusion and have that “whatever CTA says is true”. Many of them go for vulgarity and blatant disregard of respect for Sangha behaviour when it comes to argument. Sad reality really.

    I hope all of them including this nun to really understand the need to go check out the facts and not let their insecurity sets in. The nun is a very bad example for Buddhist if not for The Dalai Lama and His Holiness’ representatives.

  43. nicholas on Jun 30, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Jamyang Choden is one of the classic example that blindly being influenced by the Tibetan leadership with hatred, anger and discrimination towards Dorje Shugden practitioners. How bad it affected her? Even a nun like her had forgotten that she had a vows to uphold. Instead of showing compassion it turn out with ill wishes to wish someone to be in hell. This is how ironic Tibetan leadership turn their people’s mind to create separation and disharmony just to protect their selfish reasoning of failing their people in bringing Tibetan back to their homeland.

    There is no problem in this world for people disagree with anyone belief because everyone will have their own preference and what they feel comfortable to them. What the beauty of successful country/leaders despite the differences preferences of their people, is their government respect and adhere strongly religious freedom and human rights of their people to maintain peace, harmony and most of all unity of the people.

    This is obviously unable to be achieved by Tibetan leadership as up to now we can see clearly and up to this very moment they still creating schism and attacking on people’s social media wall even people doesn’t know them but just because you are a Dorje Shugden practitioners.

    Tibetan leadership doesn’t seem like a democracy as what the claim at all and the world are watching!

  44. Sharon Ong on Jun 30, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    It is shocking and sad to see a nun using her Dharma knowledge to spew such a vile curse on a fellow Sangha. The thing is, there are so many different belief systems today. Instead of finding faults in the differences and trying to assert holier than thou “advice”, why not celebrate the similar values? Instead of focusing on telling others how wrong their demon worship is, isn’t it better to just pray for their salvation?

    The smear campaign by the Tibetan government-in-exile (CTA) is so successful that even people in Bhutan are buying into their misinformation demonizing Dorje Shugden. I am not even Tibetan but have also been labelled as a spirit worshipper by Bhutanese who don’t even know me.

    BUT more people are seeing the truth behind this undemocratic ban as CTA’s way to cover for their failure to regain their country. Dorje Shugden is a very convenient scapegoat but for how long? There are already many signs that time’s running out for CTA. Even HH the Dalai Lama has expressed that he wishes to go back to Tibet which means that HH accepts that Tibet is part of China and CTA should respect their spiritual leader’s wishes. In this article, HH said “We are not seeking independence… We want to stay with China. We want more development.” – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/tibet-wants-to-stay-with-china-says-dalai-lama/articleshow/61775261.cms

    Time for CTA to stop blaming a Dharma Protector for their own failure and take responsibility. The ban is in actual fact hurting the Tibet cause. No country would want to support a government who proclaims democracy but oppresses its own people based on religious believes. This oppression is a violation of the fundamental human right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Logically, would anyone want to back government-in-exile that’s not only unstable but violates human rights?

  45. Lew on Jun 30, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you Martin for writing this. On a daily basis, whenever my Guru Tsem Rinpoche share anything on social media, be it Dorje Shugden related or not, Rinpoche’s post received many nasty comments, many with vulgar & foul language, while some with curse. Whenever we engage them to discuss about the topic, many times we were cursed and harassed as well.

    This may be a surprise to you, but many of these people who curse and swear, are from Bhutan, the supposedly one of the most happy countries in the world. What make it worse, is some of these people are monk and nun!! We all know monks and nuns hold vows. When they do such cursing and harassment, have they forgotten their vows? Didn’t they teach kindness, acceptance and compassionate in monasteries?

    We are not asking you to accept my religion. In fact, it is perfectly OK that you don’t agree with my religion. However, you must understand that we have our freedom to practice, and whatever I practice, provided I don’t break the law of my country, you should respect it. Just like I don’t agree with some other religions, but that does not give me the rights to go to their house and curse them.

    When I ask other Bhutanese if it is OK to curse and harass others, some Bhutanese really think it is justifiable because we promote Dorje Shugden. It clearly shows me that some (or may be most?) Bhutanese do not understand the concept of Democracy and Freedom of Religion, even though it is stated very clearly in their constitution. It is such a sad state, because Bhutan has been hailed as one country who practice Democracy, but from what we can see here, it is the opposite. Further discussion with them lead me to realise that many Bhutanese do not think for themselves and they only listen to the religious leaders blindly, much like the feudal systems of the old times.

    It is really sad to see that Buddhism has degenerated into such low ground. I know deep down in my heart that Buddhism is not like this, and all this happened because people want to use religion to control the public.

    I find that I am extremely fortunate to be able to learn under my Guru, Tsem Rinpoche, who always encourage us to ask, think and contemplate the Dharma, instead of just blindly following it. From this episode, I am determined to spread Dorje Shugden, who is Manjushri in nature, to the world, so that people can gain wisdom, and such disputes and anger can be much reduced.

  46. Ashamed of Bhutan sangha on Jun 30, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    This is disgusting. This nun needs to be reported to the Bhutanese authorities immediately. Must lodge reports to the institution she belongs to unless she is no longer a nun which will not be surprising looking at her distorted behaviour. But must let the police know.

  47. Julia Tan on Jun 30, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you Martin for written this article. I hope many will read and wake up from their poisoned mind. Mind that have been poisoned by CTA for the last 20 years. So much has been destroyed for the last 20 years. So much energy and resources used by CTA just to boycott Dorje Shugden so that to cover their failure of freeing Tibet!

    So successful is the CTA’s hate campaign against Dorje Shugden that, even when genuine historical facts are presented, many people of Bhutan deny it and are even willing to renounce their own lineage master just to be “politically correct”.

    The statement above is so correct! Nevermind you don’t like my protector, never mind you don’t like my Guru, nevermind you don’t like me but please behave because you are wearing your robes! You represent Buddha Dharma and we will not allow you to damage the Dharma.

    Many people told me, we are Buddhists so just let the karma do it’s part for the people who participated in this “hate Dorje Shugden campaign”, we do not have to react to it… The karma will do its part that’s for sure, I have no doubt. But if we see many people suffer out there due to this hatred made up by CTA and do nothing about it and sit back, then we are no different from those who see someone dying in front of you, you take photos and post on social media instead of saving this person’s life..

    Just because we are living in beautiful Malaysia, where we have religious freedom doesn’t mean we should have the attitude of allowing others to suffer.

  48. Pastor Henry Ooi on Jun 30, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    It’s really amazing that some people force their opinion on other people’s page and make filthy remarks. But on their own page, they post holy pictures and write holy words. Doesn’t add up.

    Not only are these people disrespectful, rude, disgusting, they’re also highly judgmental and opinionated. What they don’t like, they don’t have to see or read or listen. But they don’t have to express their view in such a bad manner. If others were to comment bad things on their page, they would not like it. But other people are not like them because if others were to do so then they would be worse than those who write nasty comments.

    Why would a so called ‘nun’ wishes for someone to die and go to hell? Why would anyone wish that when they don’t even know the other person? Strange. If this ‘nun’ is real then she has brought shame and dishonour to her gurus and nunnery. If she’s a fake then all fingers point towards the Tibetan leadership. CTA started the hate campaign against Dorje Shugden practice – the results are not just these hate messages by their followers or monetary-paid followers, but worse still are the segregation and break up of families of Dorje Shugden practitioners. Where is the love, compassion, tolerance? Where is the religious freedom since the CTA claim they are a democratic government in exile? My opinion – CTA never wanted their people to be free, but to remain bound in shackles to CTA. It’s all about politics, the greed for power and money.

  49. Stella Cheang on Jun 30, 2018 at 10:30 am

    By now, after many articles from Rinpoche’s blog that are well researched and clearly articulated, we understand that Dorje Shugden practice is legit and authentic. There is no harm nor malice about this practice in any ways. However, on the other hand, the CTA/Dharamsala had shamefully ascribed unsubstantiated lies and unlawful ban on Dorje Shugden to cover up their political failures; read “A Sad State of Affair” in Rinpoche’s blog for reference. The decades of propaganda and brainwashing had produced many what the normal world would called “terrorist” – people who use unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. Jamyang Choden, nun or not, is an example among the many other examples demonstrated by the Tibetan and Bhutanese community against Shugdenpas. It is really a shame that terrorism is now widespread in the so-called tolerant and peaceful Buddhist community.Worse of all, this terrorism is a product of CTA/Dharamsala. I believe many are shocked when they read that now vulgarities, strong foul languages and curses towards high lama are now vernacular of Buddhist sanghas and lay people. Sad!

    • Jones on Jun 30, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      @Stella Cheang, You have summed it up very well. The Tibetan government regime in exile has created Buddhist terrorists to hurt others and threaten others who oppose their views. This ‘nun’ Jamyang Choden is one of the terrorists. They encourage others to use threats and violence against people who speak up and speak the truth. They are not a democracy. They only say they are a democracy to look good to keep the free aid money from the west rolling in to fill their pockets. There is NO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM in the Tibetan communities in India at all. Shame!

      This so-called ‘nun’ Jamyang Choden should be reported to the Bhutanese police. Her picture and comment should be plastered all over social media because SHE IS WANTING SOMEONE TO DIE. She is disgusting and a disgrace to the nun-hood, disgrace to Buddhism and disgrace to human beings. Shame.

      What kind of ‘nun’ this Jamyang Choden is when her new picture on her FB page is with long hair and makeup. She changed the picture suddenly to hide her identity. She has makeup on her eyebrows. She is a fake nun and taking people’s offerings to support her fake nun ways. She must be reported.

      She wants others do die because they practice Dorje Shugden? Where is religious freedom? She is sick. She is evil. She must be reported.

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      • Stella Cheang on Jun 30, 2018 at 12:36 pm

        I agree that disciplinary actions should be taken first and foremost by her Guru and monastery if she is a nun for her malice, terrorist ways which are against Buddhist teachings. But more importantly actions by the local authorities to ensure the safety and security of people she made death threat against. It will be shocking to the world if reports are made against this person (Jamyang Choden) but the authorities do not take action. It would mean that Bhutan authorities sided and agreed with terrorist activities.

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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Sep 22. 2019 03:40 PM
    This is a very useful teaching on how to deal with our negative emotion especially anger. Anger causes a lot of problem to us. To know if we have anger is to examine if we have patience. When we are impatience, it is a sign of anger. I never thought these two emotions are related but it actually make sense.

    When we are impatience, we cannot tolerate other people’s fault. Then we get angry with the things they do or say. Our impatience could be caused by our arrogance of thinking we are better. If we really are better, we should be patience to pass and share the knowledge with others. There might be people who have the attitude problem, but this is not something we can change. What we can change is how we feel and perceive.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/avoidance.html
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 22. 2019 02:15 PM
    Ram is a Nepalese staff working in Tsem Ladrang for many years. He is hardworking, friendly and polite. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche always sees Ram as part of the big family.

    In mid-2016, Ram’s wife in Nepal who was pregnant for 7 months suddenly developed complications, she had to go for operation due to dislocation of the baby in the womb. Ram’s wife and baby were very weak and in dangerous condition, the doctor had no choice but to operate and take out the baby. The doctor …even said EITHER the wife or the baby would survive.

    Ram was very worried and informed Tsem Rinpoche immediately, Rinpoche’s divination showed that both the wife and the baby would survive, and immediately instructed pujas to be done and candles to be lit for both the wife and the baby for a few days. Rinpoche also instructed Ram to recite Dorje Shugden’s mantra strongly to pray for protection for his wife and baby.

    Read more about Ram’s wife and his baby at http://bit.ly/2krBWu8
  • nicholas
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    Founded in 1790, Beijing (Peking) Opera has been the main form of Chinese entertainment for over 200 years. It all started when the Four Great Anhui Troupes went to Beijing to perform for the Imperial Court, with the royal families present. Although in this time and age, this beautiful national art form has to compete with blockbuster films, TV drama series, home-made internet films, MTV music videos etc …many, many people in Beijing and most parts of China still appreciate it.

    The Chinese government encourages the younger generation to participate in Beijing Opera, and like Wang Tao Yang (aka “Wonder Kid of Peking Opera”) many of the younger kids seem to have a natural ability for it.

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    Manjushri is also known as ‘Manjugosha’ (the Gentle-Voiced One); ‘manju’ refers to how the continuum of his life has been rendered ‘gentle’ by his grasp of transcendental wisdom, and ‘gosha’ refers to his perfect ability to communicate the Dharma verbally and in written form, in which he destroys illusions, delusions and ignorance that keep all sentient beings within samsara.

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    Many practitioners of tai chi use this technique to enhance physical and mental health, as well as to improve posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. In addition, tai chi is said to boost mood, alleviate pain, strengthen the immune system, and improve heart health.

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  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 09:56 PM
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing the importance of making offering to Buddha. Many would not put priority on making offering on the altar as preference is always spending the money for ourselves. But we didn’t realise that making offering is directly helping us in our spiritual path and we would be able to generate merits through this process. We should always remind ourselves not to be stingy in making offering but be very generous instead.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-shopping-for-the-buddhas
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 08:43 PM
    A revelational read about the ugly politics of Potala. Contrary to the general belief of the untouchable holy status of the Dalai Lamas; they were frail and disposable, especially during their younger years. Based on records, it seemed that during those centuries, it was obvious that if the Dalai Lamas succumbed to the control of the upper few like the Regent and the serf lords, he would live long and prosper. If he had a mind of his own or had ideas to reform, then he would be eliminated. Imagine, if the holiest of the holy had not to exchange his free will for survivor and acceptance by the upper few, leave alone the life of others and the commoners. Thank you for this article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/power-struggle-at-dalai-lamas-potala-palace-tibet.html#comments
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:55 PM
    Anger can cause many problems to us. It is scary to know sometimes we don’t even feel we are an angry person. We wonder why people are walking away from us, the truth is no one wants to be near us because we are angersome, people cannot get along well with us.

    We have to always observe our mind, don’t let our anger eats us up. We are always kind to people we love but we cannot give the same kindness to people who are not related to us or who we don’t like. In order to cultivate kindness, we have to learn to be kind to everyone, regardless if they are kind to us or related to us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/do-you-want-to-hear-the-truth.html
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    The Buddhist influence was first introduced by the traders and missionaries from Eastern India who travelled to this region via the ancient maritime Silk Road or Silk Route, a route that spanned from China to the Mediteranian Sea and was central to trading and cultural interaction. Over the centuries, for 2,000 years, the traders and missionaries who travelled along the Silk Road played a strategic role in the dissemination of religious beliefs across Eurasia. The traders often built shrines and temples of their own faith during their travels in order to worship their own gods.

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    A scene in ‘Save a Prayer’ music video
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    The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO as it is one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in Sri Lanka, a reputable testimony to the greatness of its first rulers. In 1982, Duran Duran filmed their ‘Save a Prayer’ music video amongst the beautiful scenery there.

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    Brief Garden is a delight for those who love nature. When visitors walk into the garden, they will be able to enjoy the jungle feel of the garden and its unique sculptures. The house on the estate is cosy and comfortable. Bevis Bawa built the premise with care and the intention to make it his retirement home.

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    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:01 PM
    Brief Garden is a hidden paradise in Kalawila Village, located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) from the resort town of Bentota in Sri Lanka. The garden and the house on the estate was the residence of the famous architect and landscape designer, Bevis William Frederick Bawa (Bevis Bawa) (1909 – 1992). Bevis Bawa was also a military officer by profession, and he served as the personal secretary (Aide-de-camp) to four Governors of Ceylon (the present day Sri Lanka) during the British colonial era.

    Brief Garden is a delight for those who love nature. When visitors walk into the garden, they will be able to enjoy the jungle feel of the garden and its unique sculptures. The house on the estate is cosy and comfortable. Bevis Bawa built the premise with care and the intention to make it his retirement home.

    Read more at bit.ly/2mtatsM
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    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 03:34 PM
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 11:14 AM
    How we feel should not be affected by what others say about us. Everyone has a different expectation and perception of things. Their comments on us are purely based on their perception, it may be true and it may not be true.

    Our motivation might be misunderstood, but it should not matter. At the end of the day, we create our own karma. If we react to negative comments with negative emotion and behaviours, we are the one who lose out. We should always remember what the 8 verses of mind transformation say, give the victory to others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-thought-2.html

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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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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
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
5 months ago
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
5 months ago
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
5 months ago
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
4 weeks ago
Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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