We Have to Be True to Ourselves | 做真实的自己

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Dear friends around the world,

When I openly informed the public that I practise and will continue to practise Dorje Shugden, I basically committed ‘professional’ suicide as a teaching lama that has some standing within the international Buddhist community. And then some people like the monasteries, friends, non-Tibetan people who follow Tibetan Buddhism, long-time compatriots and people I had grown up with, had to ‘toe the party line’ and they avoided me, abandoned me and never spoke to me again. Just because the Tibetan leadership said we cannot practise Dorje Shugden, we have no freedom to continue and must abandon our religious beliefs immediately. Failing to do so includes ‘punishments’ like ostracisation, segregation, criticism, loss of ‘credentials’, being labelled a Chinese government-paid spy, having to endure hundreds of hate comments on social media, death threats, abandonment by relatives, being disallowed from joining any Tibetan public events within the communities, being barred from any of the Dalai Lama‘s public talks (although everyone else of any religious or non-religious denomination is allowed) and constant attacks on my personal life. The attacks on my character by total strangers on social media are to discredit me so that my continued practice of Dorje Shugden is seen as the actions of someone who is of lesser value, and is therefore easily relegated to something that deserves to be punished. I am someone who deserves to be degraded, berated and in fact hated just because I refuse to be brow-beaten into abandoning my spiritual practice of my choice. People say, “Why don’t you just practise quietly?” That is what I am trying to do but I am berated on social media and by the Tibetan communities always. I have a right to practise and share this practice with whoever I want, as does any other person of any other religion for their own faith.

I have had high profile lamas privately write to me and tell me to seek audience with the Dalai Lama to ‘confess’ my bad deed of practising Dorje Shugden, and then surrender and get into the Dalai Lama’s good books again. They infer that by doing so I will become popular, well-known, clear my reputation and things will become ‘easier’ for me. They even offer to help me do so, saying they will write introduction letters for me. When I politely declined, they have avoided me till this day although I have met and known them for decades. Even lamas whom I have known for 30 years, suddenly will not talk to me anymore.

Even lamas who practised Dorje Shugden and abandoned the practice to be politically correct do not speak to me now, even though we were friends prior to this. I had thought that our friendship was based on each other and not our spirituality, but the lines seemed to be blurred now. I am the bad guy for continuing with Dorje Shugden and so they want to stay ‘clean’ by avoiding me. By interacting with a fellow spiritual colleague such as myself, it would be ‘professional suicide’ for them too. I guess being accepted helps you continue your spiritual work, even if it means you have to bury your conscience deeply.

The Tibetan leadership say we have full freedom to practise Dorje Shugden if we choose and the Dalai Lama is just giving ‘advice’ not to practise. But they have to say this in order to look democratic, so they can continue receiving Western financial aid which amounts in the millions. So they say we can choose to follow the ‘advice’ or not, but if we choose NOT to follow this one single ‘advice’ from the Dalai Lama, then we are not allowed to his talks, to Tibetan events, to the monasteries, to Tibetan institutions and we are totally demonised and segregated. Surprisingly (or not), any other advice that is not followed does not have such severe penalties. This is happening now and daily.

Just think – I believe in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and have practised Buddhism for over 40 years. My family, parents and grandparents are all Buddhists. My root teacher conferred upon me the practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 18 (I am now 51) and told me to continue this for life. I swore to that oath with my root teacher. According to Buddhist tantric codes, no leader or other spiritual authority should or could override this. Some Tibetan spiritual authorities try to make me override my teacher’s instructions but according to tantric codes, we must carry out our sworn promises to our root teacher and that is all I am doing. I have simplified this but basically that is what it is. My teacher for the entirety of his 81 years of life practised Dorje Shugden, as did his teacher and his teacher before him for the last 400 years since the Dorje Shugden lineage originally and officially began.

Now I am hated, demonised, avoided, degraded, berated and segregated simply for my religious beliefs. I have never had any ill intentions towards my own people the Tibetans, the Tibetan nation or His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but I simply wish to continue to practise Dorje Shugden (which I had sworn to my root teacher I would do). But on a daily basis, I am attacked on social media by people I have never met and called all types of names for upholding my personal religious beliefs. This type of spiritual harassment and hatred started by the Tibetan leadership must end if they wish to be recognised as democratic and truly in service of their own Tibetan people. The Tibetan leadership must speak up and embrace everyone no matter what their religion is. Their ‘democratic’ label is important to further garner the financial support of many Western and Japanese donors who support the Tibetan refugee leaders in Dharamsala, and the Tibetan diaspora community of 150,000 or more in India and Nepal. It is sad that the Tibetan leadership has not become independent of handouts and financial support after being in exile since 1959. This in itself speaks volumes. It has been 58 years already and the exiled Tibetan leaders still need handouts, donors and aid in the millions? Why is that? This really speaks volumes, and not positively so.

I firmly believe that if I am a Tibetan, whether I am an atheist, Buddhist, Muslim, Bonpo, Jonangpa, Dorje Shugden, Shamanistic or none of the above, I should be embraced, respected and given equal footing with other Tibetans by the Tibetan leadership (CTA) just by virtue of the fact I am Tibetan. For example all Americans should be treated equally by their American governments, and the same can be said for every other people and their government. Their religion, colour, gender and orientation should make no difference in the fair governance of their own people by any leadership. I should be allowed, if I choose to be involved, with all Tibetan gatherings and secular talks given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I and my Dorje Shugden compatriots should not be barred from the Dalai Lama’s secular talks based on my religion. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is famous worldwide for his reputation of religious tolerance. Why not be tolerant too, towards his own people who practise Dorje Shugden? My religion should not matter in the eyes of the Tibetan leadership. All citizens should be treated equally. This is a sign of an ‘enlightened’, modern, progressive and democratic government. Would any genuine democratic government make any laws or advise any citizen against any religion in today’s world? Of course not. Unfortunately this is not happening within the Tibetan communities which are torn apart by prejudice and discrimination. I hope this changes soon.

I have no ill intent to my fellow Tibetan people, the Tibetan nation, its leaders and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I have no political connections or inclinations and never had to any country. I am a monk and I have no political interests; my only interests are spiritual in nature. I have never harmed the Tibetans or their communities and have no intention of doing so. In fact I have donated greatly to the poorer Tibetan communities, monasteries, the Dalai Lama’s causes and the Tibetan leadership in the past 20 years. I have raised quite a substantial amount of money for them. They have kept all my offerings, donations and financial help although I practise Dorje Shugden, but they have ostracised me. It seems my donations are clean but I am not. All I am seeking is freedom of religion, for the Tibetan leadership to give full freedom of spiritual practice without segregation, and for no more demonisation of any Tibetan who sees things differently but are still loyal to their own people, as I am. My spiritual views are different, but I still respect His Holiness the Dalai Lama very much and wish our Tibetans the best always. Om Mani Peme Hung.

Humbly,
Tsem Rinpoche

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做真实的自己

当我公开告知大众我修多杰雄登,并且会继续修多杰雄登,作为一位在国际佛教群体中拥有某程度声望的授法上师,我基本上是在“自毁前程”。接踵而来的是有的人,像是一些寺院、我的朋友们、追随藏传佛教的非藏人、我的老朋友们及跟我一块长大的人们,由于他们必须“服从命令”,他们回避我,背弃我,从此不再跟我说话。这一切只因流亡藏人领导说我们不可以修多杰雄登,于是我们没有继续信仰多杰雄登的自由,更必须立即放弃我们的信仰。不愿服从的“惩治”就包括遭到排挤、隔离、批评、取消“资格”,甚至是被标签为中国政府专聘的间谍、在社交网站上承受数以百计充满仇恨的留言、死亡威胁、亲人的背弃,乃至于不被允许在藏人社群内参与任何公开活动、出席达赖尊者的任何一场公开开示(尽管其他任何宗教人士或无神论者都能出席),以及对我的私人生活进行攻击。陌生人们在社交网站上对我人格的攻击是旨在贬低我,那么我继续信仰多杰雄登的举动,就会被看成是低劣人的所为,于是追随这个信仰也更容易被贬为一件应受惩罚的事。我是一个应受贬低、辱骂,甚至是憎恨的人,只是因为我不受威逼放弃我所选择的信仰。有人说:“你对你的信仰保持低调一点不就可以了吗?”这的确是我想做的事,但我经常在社交网站上面对来自藏人和其他人的辱骂。即便如此,我有权利实践我的信仰,并且自由地跟任何人分享我的信仰,正如信仰任何宗教的任何人都能跟任何人分享他们的信仰。

曾有一些高知名度的上师私下联系我。他们说我应该前去拜见达赖尊者,向尊者“忏悔”我信仰多杰雄登的恶行,然后臣服于尊者,重获尊者的欢心。他们还暗示若我这么做,我会变得很有名气,会受到追捧,我也能为自己清洗罪名,事情都会变得更“容易”一些。他们甚至自荐要帮我一把,说替我写介绍信。当我委婉地回拒他们时,他们自此回避我,即便我们相识几十年。有的喇嘛甚至与我相交30年,但他们突然就不再跟我说话了。

那些因政治正确而放弃多杰雄登修持的喇嘛现在也不跟我说话了,虽然以前我们也算是相识一场。我一直以为我们的友情是建基在彼此而非信仰之上,但现在看来,这界限已经模糊不清。由于我继续信仰多杰雄登,我成了众矢之的,于是他们为“明哲保身”而回避我。跟像我这样的修行同伴来往,对他们而言也是“自毁前程”。我想,“被接受”会对你维持你的弘法事业起助益的作用,即使这么做需要把良知深埋心底。

流亡藏人领导说,如果我们选择信仰多杰雄登,我们有全然的自由这么做,达赖尊者只是“劝告”人们不要修。然而,为了能继续获取西方世界数额高达百万的金钱援助,他们不得不这么说好假装民主。于是他们说我们可以自行选择听从该“劝告”与否,但如果我们选择不听从达赖尊者的这么一个“劝告”,我们就不被允许出席他的开示,不允许参与藏人的活动,不允许到寺院去、到藏人的各个场所,我们甚至被彻底的妖魔化和排挤。很意外(或毫无意外)地,不听从尊者的其他劝告并不会遭受如此惨重的惩罚。这一刻,此景正上演着,日复一日地上演着。

想一想:40年来我实修佛陀教法,我皈依佛法僧,我的家人、父母、祖父母都是佛教徒。18岁那年(如今我51岁),我的根本上师赐予我多杰雄登的修持,并交代我要修一辈子。为此,我已经向根本上师许下承诺。根据佛教密法的准则,任何一个权贵或佛教权威都不该,亦不能推翻我们对根本上师许下的承诺。一些藏传佛教的权威尝试使我推翻我上师的指示,但按照密法准则,我们一定要严守对根本上师的承诺,我做的一切,仅是如此。我已经简化对此的解释,但其基调就是这样。我的上师在他整整81年的生命里都修持多杰雄登。他的上师,以及他上师的上师和祖师们,自400年前多杰雄登传承缘起之时,都是如此修持。

如今,只因我的宗教信仰,人们憎恨我、妖魔化我、回避我、贬低我、辱骂我、排挤我。我从不对我的藏族同胞、西藏或达赖尊者怀有任何恶意,我只是希望继续修持多杰雄登(我已经向我的根本上师承诺会这么做)。然而,那些与我素未谋面的陌生人却因为我坚守我个人的信仰而在社交网站上攻击我、以各种方式辱骂我。这是我的日常。如果流亡藏人领导希望被世界认可为民主的领导,也真心想为藏族同胞服务,那么他们就必须终止这场由他们引起的宗教骚扰和仇恨。流亡藏人领导一定要发声并且接受每一个人,不管他们的信仰是什么。流亡藏人领导的“民主”标签在进一步积累来自西方世界及日本的资金上扮演举足轻重的角色。因为身处达兰萨拉的流亡藏人领导,以及身处印度跟尼泊尔的15万或更多流亡藏人将从中受益。可悲的是,自1959年开始流亡后,流亡藏人领导仍未能做到自供自给,还在依赖别人的救济和资助。单是这一点就说明了许多。58年了,流亡藏人领导还需要别人数以百万的救济、捐款和援助?为何会这样?这充分说明了不大正面的事实。

我坚信自己作为一名藏人,不管我是无神论者、佛教徒、穆斯林、苯教教徒、觉囊派信众、多杰雄登修持者、萨满教教徒或其他我没提及的宗教教徒,我都应该获得藏人行政中央的接受,获得尊重,跟其他人藏人平起平坐,单凭我是一名藏人的事实。打个比方,每一个美国人都应该获得美国政府的平等对待。同样的,其他国家的子民也都应该获得各自政府的平等对待。不管是哪一国领导,他们都不应基于人们的宗教、肤色、性别和喜好而给人们不同的待遇。 如果我选择参与藏人们的各种聚会及出席达赖尊者的非宗教性质讲座,我应该获准参与。我和我的多杰雄登同胞不应基于我们的信仰而被禁止出席达赖尊者的非宗教性质讲座。达赖尊者一向以接纳各个宗教而享誉世界,为何不接纳多一组人——信仰多杰雄登的藏族同胞呢?我的宗教信仰不应是流亡藏人领导所关注的事,每一个子民都应该获得平等的对待。这是一个民主政府“开明”、进步的象征。今时今日,世界有哪一个真正的民主国家会制定任何法律,或是给子民劝告,以反对任何一个宗教呢?当然不会。不幸的是,这样的事情正在已被偏见和歧视分裂的流亡藏人社群中上演。我希望这一切很快地会出现变化。

我对我的藏族同胞、西藏、其领导和达赖尊者不怀有任何恶意。我没有任何政治上的挂钩或倾向,也不曾跟任何一个国家有如此的关系。我是一位僧人,我对政治不感兴趣,我的唯一兴趣是修行性质的事物。我从来没有伤害过藏族同胞,也没有意图这么做。事实上,过去20年我给贫困的藏族同胞、寺院、达赖尊者的事业和流亡藏人领导捐过不少的款项。我曾为他们筹过数额颇大的款项。虽然我信仰多杰雄登,他们仍然保留我所供养的东西、我筹得的款项和资金,但他们驱逐我。看样子,我所筹得的款项是纯洁的,但我却不是纯洁的。我寻求的只是信仰的自由,即流亡藏人领导给予全然的信仰自由,没有排挤,并且不再妖魔化那些对同胞忠心但看法有所差异的任何藏人,正如我一样。我的信仰见解或许跟你们不一样,但我仍然对达赖尊者保有崇高的敬意,我依然希望我的藏族同胞安好。唵嘛呢叭咪吽。

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  1. Valentina Suhendra on Dec 9, 2018 at 10:31 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  2. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 27, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Dear friends,

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

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

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

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

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

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

    亲爱的朋友们,

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

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

    以下附上英文、中文和藏文的祈愿文。

    愿你平安,常受庇护和加持。

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切

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

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  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 11:00 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

  4. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 24, 2018 at 2:33 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

  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 12, 2018 at 12:17 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

  6. Edward Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 9:45 am

    For the first time available, Dorje Shugden and his entourage of 32 assistants 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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  7. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 26, 2018 at 9:45 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

  8. Joy Kam on Jul 22, 2018 at 6:56 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.

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  10. Tsem Rinpoche on Oct 9, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I still love and miss His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I am hoping he will unite all of us no matter what our religion is. I know he will. His Holiness has done so much good in the world. I’ve admired him since I was a very young boy and when I met him for the first time in 1979. He came to Howell, New Jersey where I grew up. It was magical to see him. I pray one day he will accept all Dorje Shugden practitioners as was his root guru was a Dorje Shugden practitioner and invite us into his presence again with love and acceptance. I pray for his long life and continued presence in this world. I never lost hope in His Holiness the Dalai Lama to accept all of us regardless of race, religion, sect and background once again.
    I place my unworthy head to his feet, Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

    I love Dalai Lama

  11. Pastor Niral Patel on Jul 28, 2017 at 10:24 am

    This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes. This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery.

    ~Tsem Rinpoche

    Three High Lamas

  12. Colin Tan on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

    This is absolutely unfair for Tibetan leadership to discourage Dorje Shugden practitioners from practicing their religious belief. What more they are being segregated and criticized on social media and even labelled as Chinese government-paid spy. All the negative comments towards Dorje Shugden practitioners, especially Rinpoche are forms of constant attacks on his personal life. Rinpoche has shown us a great example on how to be true to ourselves. He has demonstrated how to make choice to live life the way we want despite any disagreements. When we are true to ourselves and have faith, we will have the strength to stand even in the moment of challenge and controversy. We shall all have the same spirit as Rinpoche and hopefully Tibetan leadership will one day give full freedom of spiritual practice and treat Dorje Shugden practitioners equally like any other religion followers.

  13. Echeah on Mar 13, 2017 at 3:03 am

    This reminds me of what the LGBT community has to face in mainstream society. They hide their orientation for fear of being found out, then ostracised, shunned, berated, hated and discriminated against. Then if they do come out, they face exactly that and immediately lose alot of their rights. For those who stand proud, they have to keep justifying, explaining and fighting for their rights.

    Same for religious freedom. It is unfortunate that people have had to renounce a belief they once practiced, dissociate themselves from those who practice and now demonise a practice, just to be accepted in “mainstream” Tibetan society. I guess it’s really hard to go against the grain, to stick out like a sore thumb and to be the odd one out. It’s much easier to go with the flow, to fit in and be “compliant”, even if it would mean breaking promises, vows, commitments, conscience and relationships. I can understand that people who do that are just trying to survive, don’t want to invite trouble and avoid hardship.

    It is from a heart of compassion that our Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche chose to put his own life, fame and reputation on the line and stand up for the rights of all the people who want to practice Dorje Shugden. By being the open target of all this abuse, he has put all others above self.

    May this ban be officially lifted soon. Let us all practice in peace.

  14. TekLee on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. It is indeed shame to see that the Tibetan Leadership is still keeping this kind of thinking and doing such thing to stop their people from practicing Dorje Shugden and to get Western funding. No other country in the world manipulates their people like that in order to get funding, and no other countries in the world stand so strong to against a religion. A government who does that, is like they purposely want to separate their own people, which is very hard to get unity. Then don’t even need to talk about independent. Dorje Shugden is the protector of our time, his swift assistant and protection is what we must have faith on him and fully rely on him. As part of the Gelug lineage, Dorje Shugden is passed down from many many root Gurus of my root Guru. It can’t be fake. I have full faith of my Guru and Dorje Shugden, I will not stop practicing him. May H.H Dalai Lama see the consequences and lift the ban of Dorje Shugden soon. _/\_

  15. Carmen Koo on Mar 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Religion and politics should be kept separate, otherwise, it will result into what the TIbetan Leadership has clearly created, proven and shown. In the 21st century, it is almost rare to hear of a governmental body meddling into the religious choices of its people, but we have here the Tibetan Leadership funding publications, filming videos, effecting bans and discriminatory actions towards Dorje Shugden practitioners. What is their purpose and aim that the Tibetan Leadership focuses so much on a group of Shugden practitioners? It could only be a few things, that:

    1. Diverting attention from their lack of results and blame a group of religious practitioners for it.

    2. Trying to seek a scapegoat for their what they have or have not done

    3. Trying to continue to get in the goodbooks of others by taking the ban on Dorje Shugden to another level. Using religion for a political move

    4. For their own gains/benefits, whatever it might be

    Otherwise, why would the leadership focus so much energy and efforts on sidelining the practice of Dorje Shugden where they should in fact, focus their energies on what a government in exile should actually be doing?

    His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche didn’t do anything wrong, but yet he is persecuted and barraged against for elucidating exemplary guru devotion, as all practising Tibetan Buddhists should be focusing on as a true practitioner. And this is the result created by the Tibetan Leadership. Great segregation within its people.

  16. Uncle Eddie on Mar 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Yes, as the blog-title indicated: “We have to be true to ourselves.” Like our Rinpoche who had wished for in one of his blog comments to His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, so do everyone of us in our dear life, which is for our “compassionate” Dalai Lama to eradicate our sufferings to lift the Ban! At least, we wish very much the people from His Holiness, “The Dalai Lama side-views” and people from Dorje Shugden’s practitioners, meet very soon, with and in deep sincere kindness to solve this issue once and for all! It’s been l9 years since the bans started with great disharmony! It must end with absolute peace and deep harmony! May we all humbly appeal to you, His Holiness, The Dalai Lama to have compassion to please end this sensless humans’ suffering, segregation and prejudice! Please forgive us for our boldness and numbness-ignorance in appealing to your Holiness in relieving our deep sufferings as there seem to be no other choice for us! With trembling hands and deep reverence, we very humbly bow to our feet for your forgiveness and great compassion! Om Mani Padme Hung.

  17. Sofi on Mar 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    On reading this article the first thing that comes to mind is the violation of our fundamental human rights of religious freedom. Secondly is the violation of fair rule by a governing body. CTA being the governing body of Tibetans In Exile should be ruling their people with a fair hand and without the interference of religious practices. Instead it is CTA who instigated negative actions of discrimination, segregation and persecution of Dorje Shugden practitioners. They incited hatred and abuses against these practitioners. And publicly CTA claims they are fair and proper?? All these are happening on Indian soil where the refugees were given refuge for 100 years. The Indian government out of respect to the Dalai Lama had allowed all these acts of “terrorism” on their own soil without interference. Doesn’t complacency show agreement or acceptance?

    In any country there will be acts of discrimination but these are perpetrated by individuals or small groups. When this happens, the Governing body will step in to control the situation according to their country’s laws of anti-discrimination. With the case of discrimination against the Dorje Shugden practitioners, it is an edict by the very governing body who is supposed to protect. As such shouldn’t the world agency, United Nations step in to control the situation? Why have they not then? I think it boils down to their respect for the Dalai Lama and how CTA had slyly linked Dorje Shugden practitioners as supporters of China and the occupancy of Tibet. Though a malicious lie to deflect CTA’s own failures, many people including head of states fell prey. The Dalai Lama’s position as Nobel Peace Prize holder and a public figure of compassion and love, by default further enforced the lie by CTA.

    Rinpoche’s courage and love for the Dorje Shugden practitioners being persecuted by CTA and Anti-Shugden groups is an inspiration to me. He braved so much personal loss, attacks with vulgarities, malicious lies and even death threats just to come forth of his personal practice of Dorje Shugden so that those without voice gets the notice of their sufferance. And throughout all his appeals and actions, the shining factor is his Guru Devotion, pure practices, compassion and most of all, his deep respect for the Dalai Lama.

    I personally would add my voice to my Guru’s appeals for His Holiness the Dalai Lama to honour his compassion and love in declaring that Dorje Shugden practitioners are to be accepted and treated equally with respect. CTA should honour their role as Government with fair rule, allowing true religious freedom and lift the Ban on Dorje Shugden practices as well as stopping all negative actions against the practitioners. Om Mani Padme Hum! May the Buddha of Compassion arise!

  18. Pastor Antoinette on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Yes, we cannot run away from ourselves! There is no way to stop practicing Dorje Shugden because we trust Dorje Shugden fully who is the World Peace Protector and Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom.

    Why should we stop practicing such a beneficial practice? Who would stop praying to a Buddha because of some greedy people? The choice is clear! The Tibetan Government has no right to put so heavy repercussions on Dorje Shugden practitioners. They are very undemocratic by not giving equal rights to all of their citizens. They even attack non-Tibetans because they practice Dorje Shugden!!

    Hello! Dorje Shugden can be practiced by anyone in the world! The CTA or Tibetan Government in exile has nothing to say in my religious choice! Got it? It is a human right to choose my religion and I do practice Dorje Shugden!

    Tibetan Government in exile stop this ban as it shows that you are not a government for your people! Treat all of your people equal and respect ALL religions! This is what a government should do, help ALL of their people and do not discriminate some based on religion!

    May all the repercussions on Dorje Shugden practitioners end immediately!

  19. Julia Tan on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Today when people are fighting for animal rights and freedom, in the dark side of a Buddhists community in side and out side Tibet, people still fighting for RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. yes, human right.

    Today, around the world, Dorje Shugden practitioners are hated, demonised, avoided, degraded, berated and segregated simply for their religious beliefs. Why is that so? because the Tibetan leadership due to political issues, they created a series of lies about Dorje Shugden and it’s practice, so that the Tibetan Leadership can continue to receive donation from western world. isn’t this disgusting?

    Every person deserve to have their own faith and belief. No matter who you are, what you choose, as long as you don’t hurt others. that’s the basic freedom and right that every person should have.

    A holy protector practice that has been passes down for 400 years by Tibet very high lamas, that must be the benefits that had brought to the practitioners that helped in their spiritual practice. it is such a karma for Tibetan leadership to ban Dorje Shugden practice without any proof but lies and divisive speech. At the same time created so much a hatred, disharmony and bad reputation in the Buddhist world.

  20. Pastor Albert on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Is Dorje Shugden an Enlightened Buddha or is he a Spirit.. This conversation has been going on for years and many who claimed Dorje Shugden is a spirit could not even provide any truth, it is all just because they said so.

    Tibetan Government has been very deceiving, 1 side, they say no ban at all to Dorje Shugden practice, but yet, at another side they pay money to hire people to attack DS practitioners daily, harass them, send death threats, defame the lamas with false accusations. Instead of spending money to benefit their citizen, to provide more facilities, they rather spend money on creating videos to spread more lies. Not to forget, their citizens are not living in a very good environment.

    And now when we look at Dorje Shugden practitioners side, examples of H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, he never involve in politics, he never defame anyone, he never attack anyone online, and yet, he only spend all his time thinking how to benefit others.

    For the past many years, I have seen how Dorje Shugden help others, like healing people from severe sickness, give financial aids to people who are going through difficulties, removed their obstacles, and most important of all, a lot of people came into their spiritual practice because of him. Just this reason is good enough for me to continue practice.

  21. Pastor Chia on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Tibetan government said to tibetan and others they can practice what they want but why keep demonised dorje shugen practitioner. If His. Holiness Dalai Lama is spiritual head of tibetan and compassion why not tolerence toward Dorje Shugden partitioner. Listen and have convasation those who practice Dorje Shugden. No create more segregate between people believe. People in the world need religion support for their mental strange not create more doubt and disapointment. Which non of the people wish to see more at the future. Otherwise will lose out more friend and people around you. Think about that, dorje shugden practitioner has to separated from their friend and love one. How reliculos and lame.

    I ready wish to see Dorje Shugden ban will end very soon. People can open their heart talking and communicate with each others.

  22. Mingwen on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:44 am

    It’s sick to see people condemning and criticising on an individual, a religion, a type of practice or more with baseless and senseless REASONS.

    People tend to create their own awful stories and scenes to put down their opponents to fulfill their desires. This is a selfish and an irrational act. Why do we need to do so when NOTHING belong to us and everything is IMPERMANENCE. Why create more hate than love? Why create the cause of suffering when we can all leave in harmony and peace?

    May people who are in the dark/grey side, could see and follow the light and come back onto the right track.

  23. June Kang on Mar 8, 2017 at 2:09 am

    “流亡藏人领导说,如果我们选择信仰多杰雄登,我们有全然的自由这么做,达赖尊者只是“劝告”人们不要修,” 这真是太自欺欺人,禁令牌子,各种各样的禁令都有(我们就不被允许出席达赖尊者的开示,不允许参与藏人的活动,不允许到寺院去等等)还不认。 还用一大推理由隐藏,你还能相信流亡藏人领导吗?

    自从雄登禁令一路以来, 一旦你不听从这一个“劝告”,就会遭受以上所说的的惩罚。它让我想起我小时候,我父母常常说:「你听话,我就给糖果你吃,不听话,沒糖果吃,再不听话,我就打你」。哈哈,多么可悲的一种领导方式, 更可悲的是自己人打自己人,禁令讓人妻離子散,請問一個民主的政府會這樣對待自己的子民嗎?不要在把多杰雄登政治化.

    “佛的这种现身无可匹敌。如果你真的决心抑制你的思想,他甚至可以把心给你“。这是格西拉登仁波切谈多杰雄登。从这话, 格西拉登仁波切已经确认了多杰雄登为佛身。 而且是非常接近我们现代人修行的, 能补助我们的护法。拉登格西曾经被達賴喇嘛請去瑞士力康的西藏寺院當主持和弘揚佛法,拉登格西是第一位在西方國家介紹完整的戒律傳承和佛教五部大論的西藏僧人,格西拉登仁波切会是错了吗? 不要忙着错误批评人, 修持雄登是个人的信仰自由,为什么非要阻止不可?

  24. Andrea Lai on Mar 7, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Why do religion exist in our human life?Majority of us seek enlightenment thru spirituality.Faith falls on me that I meet Tsem Rinpoche in this life as my root Guru and that is the truth. Therefore, I choose practice Dorje Shugden as my spiritual path because I follow what my Guru teach, I follow what my Guru believe.Without my Guru, I will never know Lord Buddha Dorje Shugden and the right way of spiritual path.

    Being raised by Buddhist family,I don’t have much objection from family members on my religious choice.My parents have been practicing Dharma for the past 20 years, I’m very grateful to them and it motivates me a lot.

    Personally, I’m a self-determination person.I believe what I see.Practicing Dorje Shugden beneficial to all sentient beings and this practice shouldn’t be given up or neglected.

    With firm and strong foundation together with teamwork consistency on social media,may DS ban lift ASAP.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article for supporting and motivate us.

    With folded palms,
    Andrea Lai

  25. Eric kksiow on Mar 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    DS = Dorje Shugden

    At KP outlets, so far.. i don’t face any of the customers against DS practice. Most of the customers and even my sibling ( and my mom too ) are not stopping me to work in Kechara because of DS issue.

    We look to another side ( In Malaysia ) i am talking about, majority of the KP outlets customers and even my FB friends are interested on DS practice, they wanted to know more how to practice DS deeper, Why? most of my customers/friends after reciting DS mantra and make offerings to DS, amazingly their obstacles and difficulties are getting lesser, i am always glad to heard that ( DS is helping them and bring them to the path of Dharma ). I am seeing it by my eyes! ( all of the customers/friends obstacles are clear after they recite DS mantra and make offerings to DS too )

    I am glad that Rinpoche brought this ( DS ) practice to Malaysia and promote it on Social Media.

    Much grateful and appreciate what Rinpoche & Blog writer team works on Social Media.

    Thank You from my heart
    Eric kksiow

  26. pammie yap on Mar 7, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    How sad would it be if your family and friends abandon you because of your practice? Because of a practice that was given to you by your Guru, you are ostracised and looked down upon. I don’t think that I can ever accept that. Why blame me for something that I believe in? How different am I to you even if we are on different paths? You mean to say that you don’t have friends of another faith? The most important at the end of the day, is the results of our spiritual path and not what Buddha/God we practice.

    We do not put our family or friends down because of what they practice. Instead we should encourage and help them on their spiritual path. Can you say that your religion teach you to shun other people out because they are not practicing you religion? Is that right?

    Well, if I were to have friends like that, I don’t think I want to keep them around anyway because all they do is put you down and criticise you. I would rather stand firm in my practice because of what my Guru gave to me that will eventually help me to be better. And not someone who follow the crowd because they are scared of the ‘punishments’.

  27. Samfoonheei on Mar 7, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Never give up. And most importantly, be true to our self. Write from our heart, in your own voice, and about what we believe in. All of us should be given religious freedom to whatever we choose to practice.It is disappointing that the Tibetan government have can cause so much sufferings among the communities.Politics must not mix with religion, it will cause disharmony and peace among themselves. Never discriminate and segregate towards Shugden practitioners,they should be given human rights as well.Tibetan leadership have accepted offerings, donations and financial help from Rinpoche years back before the ban but now they have turn against him just because Rinpoche practices Dorje Shugden.They have forgotten of Rinpoche’s kindness and compassion in helping them.
    Feeling sad for Rinpoche ,i can only hope H.H Dalai Lama will lift the ban soon to unite all Shugden’s practitioners.I will share more of Rinpoche’s blogs ,teachings and worthy thoughts with my friends on social media so as they will know the true of the ban.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  28. nicholas on Mar 7, 2017 at 12:47 am

    All Dorje Shugden practitioners is just the same as any other spiritual practitioners that deserve their freedom and choice of religious. We live in a modern world that should be given religious freedom and human rights.

    The discrimination on Dorje Shugden practice is totally unreasonable and until today I have not read or encountered any solid base for it and looking at how the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) manipulate the failure of getting back the country with the ban is very sad. Instead of uniting their people they choose to create separation and where in the world you would see such leader of the country will do this? One big question here is that CTA is keep asking for freedom for Tibet but why they don’t give freedom for their own people on their religious of choice? Why they ostracised their own people to the extend of harming their life, constantly attack on social media, relate every single Shugden practitioners as Chinese spy? & etc.

    After so many years of practice from the lineage masters and even the sponsors why create the ban now? And just like mentioned in the article why separate Shugden practitioners but not their sponsorship? Why being selective only on the benefits to the Tibetan leadership?

    The ban has only created much suffering to many people and nothing positive that we can see and experience. From the eye of the people around the world it doesn’t look good at all to the Tibetan leadership and how far they want to go with this? The effort, time and money that CTA has spend on the ban so far has brought them any positive result in bringing peace, harmony or improvement in their people welfare? All these are easily being seen and assess by the world. What is the result?

    We hope the Tibetan leadership unite all Dorje Shugden practitioners and lift the baseless ban. Tibetan leadership should show good example of freedom as that is what they are looking for. Stop blaming Shugden for their failure to get back their country but act positively to gain respect from the people all over the world.

  29. Vivian Ong on Mar 7, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I really feel sad for Rinpoche as he has to endure all the negative comments about him just because he is a Dorje Shugden practitioner. Rinpoche has done so many things for the monks and monastries and yet they treated him like this. Why would they accept Rinpoche’s help in the first place since they know Rinpoche will never abandon his practice given by his root guru Zong Rinpoche? It doesn’t make sense at all. Rinpoche’s monk friends has even avoided and unfriend him too. This must all stop. Tibetan leadership must stop feeding the wrong information to their people and create hatred. I do hope Dalai Lama will quickly lift the ban to end all these sufferings.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  30. Sharon Ong on Mar 7, 2017 at 12:10 am

    It’s 2017 and we are still seeing religious apartheid against Shugdenpas. Our choice of religious practice is a personal one and so is our bond with our Guru, yidam and Protector. No one should dictate what we can or cannot practise. Referring to UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS by the United Nations, I would like to highlight 2 Articles that covers everyone, even Shugdenpas.

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations.

    Article 2.

    Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

    Article 18.

    Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

    More on our rights here ->>
    http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/

    Just by observing how CTA is treating Shugdenpas, one can tell what kind of leadership/government will be ruling over them should they regain power in Tibet. Am sure no one would like a government that takes away the most fundamental right and dictate one’s personal choice of worship.

  31. Anne Ong on Mar 6, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for highlighting more about what has been happening to Rinpoche. I really understand and feel really sad for Rinpoche that this kind of treatment on Rinpoche is a true mental torture. It’s high time that more people take this Shugden ban more seriously and speak up to help end this suffering for all Shugden practitioners. I hope more people will put effort to do social media on twitter to get the message across to help lift the ban. I will continue to support Rinpoche all the way to lift the ban by doing more social media on twitter and facebook.

  32. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Mar 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    It is very sad to hear and see a hardworking, compassionate, selfless, and kind spiritual guide, which is my own Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, receiving all types of discrimination, vulgarity, personal attacks, unfair comments and injustice every day because of practicing Dorje Shugden. The ban of Dorje Shugden is not written in any of the law and regulations from any country and yet, the discrimination and attacks against the Shugden’s practitioners have never decreased in number. Does the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) require to impose the ban of Dorje Shugden practice in order to start their daily routine job everyday? What is the logic behind that the ban of Dorje Shugden is still on-going now? On 18th September 2016, H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama has already proclaimed that the Dalai Lama himself does not stop anyone from practising Dorje Shugden. With this statement came out from H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, all the anti-Shugden people should stop all the discrimination and attacks on Shugden’s practitioners by all means as showing respect to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama.

    If anyone of us refers back to the history since the ban of Dorje Shugden started from 1996 until now, do the CTA and anti-Shugden people gain any benefits and advancement from banning the practice of Dorje Shugden? The answer is definitely NO. The Tibetan Government in exile is still in exile now. The ban of Dorje Shugden has caused many sufferings and pain on the Shugden’s practitioners and divided the Sangha communities without unity but only hatred, avoidance and ill feelings. This types of negative thoughts, actions and behaviors are not the fundamental of Buddha’s teachings.

    I sincerely hope and pray the ban of Dorje Shugden will come to an end very soon and all Tibetans, non-Shugden’s and Shugden’s practitioners will be united as one big Buddhist’s family. May the ban of Dorje Shugden will be lifted as soon as possible to end the sufferings and pain face by many Shugden’s practitioners.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  33. Justin Cheah on Mar 6, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for sharing this new blog article. Definitely it is a long overdue article to highlight to people who is confused by the saga still because of the maze created by CTA.

    I felt the word demonised is appropriate to be used as there is definitely consistency with CTA when I read the word “demonised”. I have also found other Great Lamas have their reputation tarnished to the CTA’s best ability. It is somewhat shocking to see how Rinpoche from hero becoming vilian overnight because of one sacred practice used to be practiced by all in Gelugpa if not sects of Tibetan Buddhism for hundreds of years.

    They said there is no ban on Dorje Shugden but yet there are schools, hotels, hospitals shops etc that doesn’t welcome Dorje Shugden practitioners. They even used so called donations to their cause to reclaim Tibet from China by producing videos which doesn’t tell the whole story by hiding the truths and highlight their lies to garner support.

    I think CTA will continue to play the poor me card more than usual before they are being found out for doing next to nothing for the past 58 years. Seems all their failures are being diverted to China and Dorje Shugden. I believe they will eventually be found out on this on top of spreading lies against Shugden and His practitioners.

    Thank you Rinpoche for NOT giving up Dorje Shugden practice and follow the rest of the other Lamas in order to just be on Dalai Lama’s good books and embrace “glory” but standing firm towards the ban in the best manner to be the voice of Dorje Shugden and His practitioners who are being threatened everyday. Without Rinpoche being firm and holding onto Rinpoche’s practice and vows of Zong Rinpoche, undeserving people like me will not even get to hear about Dorje Shugden let alone practising it.

    Thank you
    justin

  34. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Mar 6, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    What I see here is how social norms changed overnight in line with political norms.

    On the side of Shugden practitioners, there has been no change in their spirituality and spiritual practice. They remain consistently practitioners of Dorje Shugden ,in the manner that Dorje Shugden has been practised since 400 years previously, whether by high Lamas, who wherever they are,continue to spread the Dharma of Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage, or by lay practitioners. They have been practicing with the same pure motive and unquestioning Guru Devotion and loyalty and keeping their samaya clean.

    Compassionate Shugden Lamas continue to reincarnate so as to continue to fearlessly spread the precious Dharma and practices so necessary for this degenerate age. However, horror of horrors , the scenario had changed from the other side, the side of the CTA and their people. The moment the Dalai Lama declared a ban on Shugden practice, then the discrimination, ostracism and merciless persecution of Shugden practitioners were perpetrated relentlessly by them. Overnight, the innocent Shugden practitioners, deep spiritualists at heart, were condemned as evil and treated like criminals. Nothing had changed on the side of the Shugden Lamas and practitioners, and their beliefs and convictions. However, the perception of them from the side of CTA and their supporters just changed like that, as though a magician had waved his wand and mesmerised them.

    Overnight it became politically correct to support CTA – give up Shugden practice and vigorously condemn and root out Shugden practitioners, no matter if they were your parents, spouse or best friend. Being on the side of CTA meant a lot of political and social mileage .You will get whatever you want – name and fame as a monk and teacher , for instance. Overnight, being on the wrong side of the camp -being a Shugden practitioner – means you lose all – your name and reputation as a great teacher, for instance.

    As a Shugden Lama and practitioner, you have not changed one aota in the depth of your spirituality and practice. But the prison walls of society close in on you.Overnight, it became the NORM to be an anti-Shugden Lama, and to be a social outcast , rejected by your own community , if you remained a Shugden practitioner and Lama!

  35. Sarah Yap on Mar 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    It is unfortunate that at this age and time, when the most important thing is to have peace and tolerance, Shugden practitioners are ostracised simply because of their choice of practice. While HHDL is trying his best to promote inter religious peace and understanding…. Shugden practitioners on the other hand are the most misunderstood in the Tibetan Buddhist scene.

    To me, it is not only Shugden practitioners have lost their freedom to practice, but also all Tibetan Buddhists, who lost their own freedom to befriend others just because of this small differences. It is also sad that other Tibetan Buddhists are forced to abandon their friendship and relationship with others just because the other is a Shugden practitioner. And the saddest part of all, is that this lack of freedom is largely tolerated by Tibetan Buddhists on both sides.

    I guess the biggest ‘enemy’ here is people’s fears, insecurities of the misunderstood and blind faith. I

  36. wan wai meng on Mar 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I enjoyed reading the article and I agree very much with one of the facts highlighted in the article, and that is CTA always wants to keep the ‘Democratic’ label so that they can look good and still get financial aid from the Western Powers and some Asian countries like Japan i.e. that they are like minded comrades, believers of the freedom for all and human rights. Western people tend to have a hangup about being politically correct and about only doing funding/business with people or nations who do not oppress with others, at least on paper.

    Naturally CTA like to overlook the fact that many Western Powers they get aid from also have some non democratic and oppressive activities. Such Western Powers usually tout human rights, freedom and democracy, yet on the other hand behind closed doors and behind the scenes these Western Powers sell much armaments to despotic regimes, prop up such regimes and create chaos on a geopolitical scale to sell more military hardware and software to help their own economies. All Western Powers and Japan, tries to do as much business with China as they can, this is a fact as more diplomatic doors in the Western world have been closed to CTA in the recent years. So some of the aid they receive from these powers have also done so much commerce with CTA’s ‘enemy’/China, why don’t CTA stop receiving aid from such ‘unclean’ sources of aid.

    Therein lies the hypocrisy of the CTA, although they want freedom, they directly and indirectly are the receivers of funds from manipulative Western Powers and from business transactions dealings with China, CTA also perpetrate discrimination to their own people, hence no way they can get the results they want because on a daily basis they are creating the causes daily to be shackled and controlled by others.

  37. Joy Kam on Mar 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    It is really frustrating to see the Tibetan exile leaders use the victim card of being a refugee to seek aid from the West, and from the ‘poor me’ attitude they basically conned everyone into helping them. This is fine, but what is not fine is that they tell the world they are Buddhist, democratic and they practice kindness and compassion. That is a load of none sense and lies. Because if your are Buddhist, you will not discriminate ANYONE!

    As Buddhist we even have prayers and offerings we give to hungry ghost as we are supposed to practice compassion for all sentient beings. Our prayers does not say to give happiness to all sentient beings EXCEPT Dorje Shugden practitioners. So how can Buddhist discriminate and put another human being down because of their choice of religion?

    As a democratic leadership how can you say you have and give religious freedom to everyone EXCEPT Dorje Shugden practitioners and if you claim you do then why would you have a WHOLE section on your official website regarding Dorje Shugden? Where is it on earth today that a democratic government would dedicate a page or section to discriminate another faith, deity, religion whatever you want to call it and would actually spend the people’s good money, tax payers money, donations from the West probably on printing books and making documentaries against a particular religious sect? Think about it, all this effort to shun, blame, justify why they need to discriminate, disassociate, and basically ban Dorje Shugden. And to encourage their own people to discriminate and reject another Tibetan. If this is called democracy, then something is terribly terribly wrong!

    And how can monasteries kick monks out just because they choose to practice what their Gurus gave them just because 1 person said it is wrong hence everyone must follow of be kicked out, even though that person is not your Guru? That is definitely wrong.

    The most disgusting part is that they scream and shout for human rights and religious freedom for Tibet but they themselves do not give this same freedom they demand to their own people. This is by far the most hypocritical government I have encountered and what is sickening is that they have been doing this for over 50 years and they are still doing this and people are still donating and supporting their evil deeds of suppression and dictatorship. It is not democratic, it is very the same as communism, and how the world failed to see this as they have been taken for a very long ride of deception.

    And yes I agree with what Pastor Henry said “Why call us names, tell lies and hurl accusations yet keep the sponsorship? Why use our “dirty” money SINCE we are “dirty”? Why is it wrong to do our spiritual practice just because the Dalai Lama said so? With due respect since when is H.H. the Dalai Lama everyone’s leader and we must all follow? Sorry to say this but I would not even have the respect and faith for His Holiness if it wasn’t for my Guru’s nurturing me and explaining to me what a holy, compassion, attained, enlightened being He is and Rinpoche still has these same respect and faith in His Holiness, which is why we have maintained our respect toward His Holiness in the midst of this illogical ban.

    It is high-time the Tibetan leadership take ownership of their own failures and stop blaming others, stop blaming a so called “ghost” (what they claim Dorje Shugden to be) and that funnily all the high Lamas including Dalai Lama cannot subdue?! Make me think, so what’s the point in taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha when this so called Shugden spirit is more harmful/powerful and can disturb and harm you? So much illogical reasons, and the worst part is so many Westerners who are supposedly people who can “think” are not thinking and just join in the band wagon and discriminate Shugden people. WHY? This is the part I do not get and all they can say is because the Dalai Lama said so. They don’t even bother to investigate and find out the truth and interview the people who are experiencing the discrimination. How amazing is this.

    I truly truly hope more and more people will come out, speak out and tell the truth and perhaps change their leaders to one that truly cares for the people, that is for the ALL their people irregardless of their race or religion. Tibetans should speak up more about the injustice they experience because truth is H.H. is not going to live forever and they cannot keep relying on His fame to seek aid and funds. One day soon it will all end.

  38. Suzanne on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    While reading this article from Rinpoche, it is obvious to me he was mostly raised in the USA. Even though America isn’t exactly known as the spiritual epicenter of the world, it does offer other great values such as freedom. In situations such as this w do NOT do as we are told, our country was based on political and religious freedoms. Daily I can attend service by different religions and that’s acceptable with no significant repercussions. And I can register to different political parties each year with voting rights if I so choose. I have total religious freedom or as close as it gets on this planet.
    Rinpoche is straddling two worlds, one of political and religious freedom and the other with the most profound religion in my opinion that does not encompass international political expansion and growth.
    Hopefully some day soon the Tibetan government in exile will study and embrace democracy.
    I am so sad and sorry for the grief Rinpoche experiences, may it all turn around and blossom into enlightenment.

  39. Pastor Henry Ooi on Mar 6, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I was present when Tsem Rinpoche offered donations to the monasteries from kind sponsors. The monasteries welcomed us with much respect and reverence. Now that we’re labelled as a cult, China-paid spies, traitors, anti Dalai Lama, pigs, demon worshippers, and other vulgar and vile names, Tsem Rinpoche suddenly is no more the hero but the villain. It’s like watching a movie drama. All this because we choose to practice Dorje Shugden. Why call us names, tell lies and hurl accusations yet keep the sponsorship? We use our dirty money? Why is it wrong to do our spiritual practice just because the Dalai Lama said so? Buddhists are not theists but why do anti Shugden people behave so because of one man’s so called ‘advice?’ Do they not dedicate their merit to Dorje Shugden practitioners but to the rest of sentient beings?

    The Tibetan leadership just had to have a smoke screen, a cover to hide their failure. The failure of the promise they made to Tibetans that they will return to their motherland Tibet. What a lame excuse.

  40. Paul Paul on Mar 6, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Everyone deserve the rights to practising whichever religion they like. Unless you are born in a Terrorist community or Communist country, they denied your rights and you are forced to follow their policy.

    Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also referred to as the Tibetan Government in Exile, is an organisation based in India with the stated goals of “rehabilitating Tibetan refugees and restoring freedom and happiness in Tibet. The administration officers in CTA are made up of lay person.

    Surprisingly this organisation is splitting their own people and community by imposing BAN on Dorje Shugden practitioners, this practice has been passed down few generations by high lama like Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche. CTA has further organised activities to assaults monks, nuns, lay persons and children who is practising and associating with this practice.

    Tibetan are largely made up of Buddhist Community, Buddhist are known all the while for their kind, compassionate soft approaches. However their temporary government so called the CTA has proofed this otherwise.

    We call for International Attentions and putting pressures on CTA to cease this issues immediately.

    We are calling for International Human Rights Organisation and Medias to expose this inhuman and barbaric action and policy.

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  • Chris
    Sunday, Mar 24. 2019 08:25 AM
    It is time for Nechung to retire already. He has been the state oracle giving His Holiness the Dalai Lama advice and whose advice has been creating problems since the 13th Dalai Lama’s time. It was Nechung’s advice that actually led the 13th Dalai Lama to pass into clear light prematurely.

    Another example will be His Holiness’s escape from Tibet to India. Nechung took trance and told His Holiness the stay back in Tibet and there is no need for His Holiness to leave. However, Dorje Shugden oracle took trance and told His Holiness to leave Tibet immediately and even gave details on how they should leave Tibet.

    Luckily they heed Dorje Shugden advice and left Potala Palace heading towards to India. That very night, the Chinese invaded Potala Palace and if His Holiness heeds Nechung’s advice, he would be in grave danger. This shows the unreliability of Nechung’s advice recently.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/nechung-the-retiring-devil-of-tibet.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 08:10 PM
    Dorje Shugden has a minister called Kache Marpo who is an emanation of Hayagriva which means Kache Marpo is also an enlightened protector. When the Oracle takes trance of Dorje Shugden, Dorje Shugden can only stay for a short while because his energy is very strong and he is not able to talk. Hence, Kache Marpo becomes the voice of Dorje Shugden. The Oracle and take trance of Kache Marpo and deliver messages to people on behalf of Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-kache-marpo.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 07:56 PM
    Many people suffer from the Dorje Shugden ban, Dorje Shugden followers regardless if they are Tibetans or not, they are discriminated against. They are segregated from the so-called ‘mainstream’, the Dalai Lama group. For me, I actually gain a lot from the ban. I don’t mean to say the ban is very beneficial or it is good, but there are lessons I have learnt from the ban.

    If there was no ban, I would never be able to really learn about what Guru Devotion is why is it so important. It also made me realise things are not always easy, it teaches us to value what we have and not to give up no matter how hard or difficult the situation might be. Our Guru’s promise to us is enlightenment, it is priceless and extremely precious. Hence, we should never abandon our teacher or give up the practice he gives us. I hope the ban can be lifted very soon so everyone can focus on Dharma practice and not the politics surrounding Dorje Shugden controversy.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-dalai-lama-speaks-clearly-about-the-dorje-shugden-ban.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 07:36 PM
    Women are always seen by society as the weaker ones, many still think their job is to take care of the family. Many high positions in a company are held by men because women are seen less capable. However, look at Dr. R. Nyamaa, she was the Mongolian pioneer Ophthalmologist, pioneer Doctor of Tuberculosis, Scientist, Honorary Professor of Medical University and Honorary Doctor of Mongolia and Folk Doctor. Women are equally capable as men, they have to be given the same opportunity to strive in the field the choose. We are in the 21st century, gender should not be a factor that stops people from pursuing what they want.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dr-r-nyamaa-the-grande-dame-of-mongolian-medical-health.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 01:52 PM
    Wow….saffron is such a medicinal spice with so many amazing benefits. Such as for sleeping disorder, treatment of cancer, intestinal gas , depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and so forth. It seem that saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and it has been revered for its medicinal properties since ancient times. The aroma and flavour of saffron is unique and difficult to describe. It is an extremely labor-intensive crop. Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus. Great information to know that saffron is added to the water offerings on our shrine making the offerings more rich and beautiful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/food-recipes/saffron.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 01:51 PM
    As a child Rinpoche showed sign of speciality in a way. Rinpoche has had suffered abuses, problems and sufferings since young. Rinpoche has had experienced much more than anyone else. All the sufferings Rinpoche had gone through merely for the sake of preserving the Dorje Shugden lineage and to purify the obstacles arising from future practitioners and people he can benefit. Whatever Rinpoche encountered did not discourage Rinpoche from spreading Dharma to everyone of us and across the globe. Rinpoche’s guru devotion has inspired him to keep moving. We have Rinpoche to thanks for bringing Dharma to Malaysia. We are fortunate to learn, practice Dharma in this life time . With folded hands thank you Rinpoche.
    Thank you Pastor David Lai for this beautiful write up.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-why-rinpoche-has-to-suffer
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 01:50 PM
    Interesting first time hearing this….. Buddhist monk hitting people with a broom to purify and clearing one’s obstacles . Different religion and faith have their own way of purifying and blessing. A more usual form of Thai blessing would be sprinkling water on the fore head. A monk who was seen forcefully hitting temple-goers heads with a broom is normal to them. Even though the smacking may look violent, but it didn’t harm anyone recording to the Buddhist monk. I have seen in Chinese temple, one or two occasion that the deity in trance using branches of leaves hitting temple-goers to bless them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/buddhist-monk-hitting-people-with-a-broom
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 05:46 AM
    Celebrities Ghost Stories (4) and Psychic Kids (2)

    Another interesting sharing of the celebrities’ personal experiences with the paranormal. Do share with us if you have experiences of your own as we love ghost stories especially when its real.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/celebrities-ghost-stories-4-and-psychic-kids-2.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 05:42 AM
    The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 17) | 詹仁波切的奇迹(真实故事 17)

    Great way to share the miracles of H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and enlightened protector Dorje Shugden in helping those in need. I love the storytelling through comics which makes such an easy read. Who doesn’t like comics and with such amazing real life experiences?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-17-html.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 05:30 AM
    Celebrity Ghost Stories (7)

    I love watching these stories that celebrities share their experiences of encounters with the paranormal. For all you lovers of paranormal stories, this is a great article for your visit.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/celebrity-ghost-stories-7.html
  • Chris
    Saturday, Mar 23. 2019 12:08 AM
    Thank you for Rinpoche and the blog team to come with this amazing blog post that talks about the Green School. This school is very amazing because the way it is being set up is very different than conventional schools. It merges learning with nature which proven to be effective.

    Nowadays, people want to be in the forest, and near the greens. They do not want to have the city life which they grew up in because it is very stressful and very unhealthy for the body and also the mind. Concrete cities are full of pollution which is very bad for our health and also our mental health. That is why alot of the people living in the cities are depressed or anger some. These negative emotions arise easier when we are in the city.

    What is amazing about this school is also the way they introduce education into the children’s lives in a non-conventional way. From the video, it looks like the children are enjoying this way of education more than the conventional way because they are allowed to express themselves more.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-trailblazing-green-school-in-indonesia-you-must-learn-about-this-incredible-place.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Mar 22. 2019 10:02 PM
    In Asia, black magic is not uncommon, it is still practiced by people. People use black magic to take revenge or to get what they want. When people are disturbed by black magic or spirits, they will usually go and seek for a master to help them.

    However, instead of waiting for the unfortunate to happen, we can start a practice that can prevent us from being disturbed. Dorje Shugden practice is very effective for that. Tsem Rinpoche is so kind to compile a very short prayer for us to do daily. Doing prayer is like doing exercise if we do it every day, our protection energy of Dorje Shugden will grow stronger every day.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-simple-way-to-protect-yourself-from-spirits
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Mar 22. 2019 09:41 PM
    Do you believe there are people who have the ability to call upon some local deities or an enlightened being to enter into their bodies to communicate with us? Growing up in a traditional Chinese Taoist family, I believe that. My grandmother sometimes took me to a trance session. When the mediums (oracles) take trance, they are able to give some kind of prediction or advice. Trance taking is also practiced in other Asian cultures, for examples, Tibet, Korea, Mongolia, etc.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/tibetans-welcome-mountain-spirits-in-faith-ceremony.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Mar 22. 2019 09:29 PM
    Traditionally, Dorje Shugden is depicted in wrathful form. This particular Dorje Shugden of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen is depicted in a peaceful form. The peaceful Dorje Shugden looks very gentle and more approachable to most people who are not familiar with Dharma protectors, especially here in Malaysia. Whether it is in wrathful form or peaceful form, the function and efficacy of Dorje Shugden in helping us to remove the obstacles are the same.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/geshe-tsultrim-gyeltsens-special-thangka.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 22. 2019 11:39 AM
    Thank you Mr Martin Chow for sharing this interesting true life story of how you met Tsem Rinpoche. I have had heard stories of how Rinpoche had changed the lives of many. Truly one great teacher, that have a great wisdom , kindness, humble personality and in many ways everyone or students would love and likable. Rinpoche appeared confident in communication that can also help us feel confidence too, thus aiding and enhancing.
    Thanks again for this interesting sights, stories and your experiences with Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-personal-account-of-events-with-my-teacher-perfect-clairvoyance

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Read about this special Goddess Lok Yeay Mao of Cambodia. I came across her picture and found her very unique and blogged about it. Do enjoy the reading- https://bit.ly/2HR3vqi
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Read about this special Goddess Lok Yeay Mao of Cambodia. I came across her picture and found her very unique and blogged about it. Do enjoy the reading- https://bit.ly/2HR3vqi
March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
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March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
March 18, 2019-Very cute Oser as usual.
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March 18, 2019-Very cute Oser as usual.
Drashi Lhamo the terrifying female with the rolled out tongue- https://bit.ly/2J8S27y
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Drashi Lhamo the terrifying female with the rolled out tongue- https://bit.ly/2J8S27y
Special prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama- https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n
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Special prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama- https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n
On January 26, 2019, Venerable Arjia Rinpoche who is a close friend of the Dalai Lama asked the Tibetans to stop discriminating against people who practice Dorje Shugden and regionalism. His speech called for unity for the preservation of Tibet\'s unique culture and religion and all Tibetans should be friendly with each other regardless of religion and regional origins. His speech is powerful and much needed at this time. Very beautiful. Thank you Arjia Rinpoche. Please see here: https://bit.ly/2CdOz1A
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On January 26, 2019, Venerable Arjia Rinpoche who is a close friend of the Dalai Lama asked the Tibetans to stop discriminating against people who practice Dorje Shugden and regionalism. His speech called for unity for the preservation of Tibet's unique culture and religion and all Tibetans should be friendly with each other regardless of religion and regional origins. His speech is powerful and much needed at this time. Very beautiful. Thank you Arjia Rinpoche. Please see here: https://bit.ly/2CdOz1A
Nice picture of Tsem Rinpoche with Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche. Click on and enlarge.
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Nice picture of Tsem Rinpoche with Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche. Click on and enlarge.
Evolution starts with an inner revolution.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Evolution starts with an inner revolution.~Tsem Rinpoche
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent. Don\'t be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Our likes and dislikes are impermanent. Don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche
I will always be loyal to my teacher, be with genuine friends, keep my spiritual commitments, share Dorje Shugden with those who need help and just be myself. Tsem Rinpoche
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I will always be loyal to my teacher, be with genuine friends, keep my spiritual commitments, share Dorje Shugden with those who need help and just be myself. Tsem Rinpoche
You can call me whatever you want,
but that won\'t change me.

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You can call me whatever you want, but that won't change me. ~TsemRinpoche.com
I have so many wonderful stories, pictures, accounts & videos on bigfoot/yeti here: 
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I have so many wonderful stories, pictures, accounts & videos on bigfoot/yeti here: https://bit.ly/2LjVZ6T
There is so much to see and read this in this category dedicated to animals. Let’s never harm animals and let’s not eat them anymore and allow them to live in happiness~Tsem Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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There is so much to see and read this in this category dedicated to animals. Let’s never harm animals and let’s not eat them anymore and allow them to live in happiness~Tsem Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
1997 in Kuala Lumpur. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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1997 in Kuala Lumpur. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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A special prayer on Tibet\'s Saint Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to calm the mind daily. This short prayer was compassionately composed by His Holiness the 4th Panchen Lama of the great Tashilunpo Monastery. - 
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A special prayer on Tibet's Saint Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to calm the mind daily. This short prayer was compassionately composed by His Holiness the 4th Panchen Lama of the great Tashilunpo Monastery. - https://bit.ly/2ElkBZG
Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two well known disciples. (Left) Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and (right) Lama Yeshe. Both of them were very devoted to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, their practice, their commitments and brought benefit to many beings throughout their lives. Very great beings. Read more about them-  https://bit.ly/2H2rylB
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Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two well known disciples. (Left) Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and (right) Lama Yeshe. Both of them were very devoted to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, their practice, their commitments and brought benefit to many beings throughout their lives. Very great beings. Read more about them- https://bit.ly/2H2rylB
Many years ago, I had this 5ft Four-Armed Avalokitesvara made. It was done in Delhi, escorted to Tsem Ladrang in Gaden Shartse Monastery South India. Then my students and myself offered mantras, relics, jewels and brocades on this beautiful image as per tradition. Special rituals were done to consecrate it. Then I offered this image to the main shrine of Gaden Shartse Monstery for the sangha and visitors to pay homage to. The sangha and abbot were very happy. Till this day this beautiful image of compassion is still there in Gaden Shartse Monastery along with the many other thangkas, statues, repairs and offerings I had the honor to offer to the monastery. May all be blessed by Avalokitesvara, Tsem Rinpoche
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Many years ago, I had this 5ft Four-Armed Avalokitesvara made. It was done in Delhi, escorted to Tsem Ladrang in Gaden Shartse Monastery South India. Then my students and myself offered mantras, relics, jewels and brocades on this beautiful image as per tradition. Special rituals were done to consecrate it. Then I offered this image to the main shrine of Gaden Shartse Monstery for the sangha and visitors to pay homage to. The sangha and abbot were very happy. Till this day this beautiful image of compassion is still there in Gaden Shartse Monastery along with the many other thangkas, statues, repairs and offerings I had the honor to offer to the monastery. May all be blessed by Avalokitesvara, Tsem Rinpoche
Back in the 90\'s this photo of Tsem Rinpoche was taken in Tsem Ladrang, Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Tsem Rinpoche was in his room writing letters for Gaden Shartse Monastery and their sponsors around the world. Tsem Rinpoche had raised much sponsorship for the monks and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Read more- https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
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Back in the 90's this photo of Tsem Rinpoche was taken in Tsem Ladrang, Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Tsem Rinpoche was in his room writing letters for Gaden Shartse Monastery and their sponsors around the world. Tsem Rinpoche had raised much sponsorship for the monks and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Read more- https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
This is a statue of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni (Jowo Rinpoche) in Lhasa, Tibet. Tsongkapa had offered the crown, \'shirt\' and ornaments on this sacred Buddha. Offering ornaments on Buddha is considered highly meritorious. Many Buddhist countries have this tradition.
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This is a statue of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni (Jowo Rinpoche) in Lhasa, Tibet. Tsongkapa had offered the crown, 'shirt' and ornaments on this sacred Buddha. Offering ornaments on Buddha is considered highly meritorious. Many Buddhist countries have this tradition.
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 2)
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In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 2)
In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 1)
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In Myanmar, they also offer crowns,deocrative upper shirts and beautiful thrones to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni. Just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche (photo 1)
This was Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in his house in Nepal. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was asking Tsem Rinpoche to give teachings in Gangchen Ladrang.
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This was Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in his house in Nepal. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was asking Tsem Rinpoche to give teachings in Gangchen Ladrang.
Dorje Shugden\'s mantra is in Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, English and Nepali. We already have them in Tibetan. These mantra stones of various languages are displayed at the Dorje Shugden grotto so that people of all backgrounds who visit will find familiarity in the mantra. They feel a sense of welcome and closeness. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dorje Shugden's mantra is in Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, English and Nepali. We already have them in Tibetan. These mantra stones of various languages are displayed at the Dorje Shugden grotto so that people of all backgrounds who visit will find familiarity in the mantra. They feel a sense of welcome and closeness. Tsem Rinpoche
Famous Nyitrul Rinpoche &Lama Thubten Phurbu 2019
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Famous Nyitrul Rinpoche &Lama Thubten Phurbu 2019
Beautiful Vajra Yogini
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Beautiful Vajra Yogini
This Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue is so stunning. It was a good idea to have a real brocade pandit\'s hat and brocade robes sewn for this image. It makes the image come to life. How nice to have such a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue on our shrine with offerings and we recite the prayer to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen daily to invoke his sacred blessings. This statue is on Martin\'s shrine. Tsem Rinpoche
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This Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue is so stunning. It was a good idea to have a real brocade pandit's hat and brocade robes sewn for this image. It makes the image come to life. How nice to have such a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen statue on our shrine with offerings and we recite the prayer to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen daily to invoke his sacred blessings. This statue is on Martin's shrine. Tsem Rinpoche
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. If one does not have deep devotion to the guru, it is a clear sign one does not have higher meditational insights.~Tsem Rinpoche
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With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. If one does not have deep devotion to the guru, it is a clear sign one does not have higher meditational insights.~Tsem Rinpoche
With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. Because of not having higher meditational insights, one will not realize the need to have devotion to the guru in order to gain higher insights. They are interdependent.~Tsem Rinpoche
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With deep devotion to the guru, higher meditational insights will arise. Because of not having higher meditational insights, one will not realize the need to have devotion to the guru in order to gain higher insights. They are interdependent.~Tsem Rinpoche
This is a school you MUST see! Amazing! What an opportunity for children. This is exactly what they need. Please read this- https://bit.ly/2tu4sfs
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This is a school you MUST see! Amazing! What an opportunity for children. This is exactly what they need. Please read this- https://bit.ly/2tu4sfs
\"Hoichi the Earless Minstrel\" is a wonderful classic ghost story that is done artistically and very spiritually imbued. One of my favorites. The Amitabha shrine is beautiful. A must watch- https://bit.ly/2NgJUAs
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"Hoichi the Earless Minstrel" is a wonderful classic ghost story that is done artistically and very spiritually imbued. One of my favorites. The Amitabha shrine is beautiful. A must watch- https://bit.ly/2NgJUAs
Amazing huge Amitabha Buddha on the “roof of Vietnam”-Such stunning photos- https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
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Amazing huge Amitabha Buddha on the “roof of Vietnam”-Such stunning photos- https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
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Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche
It is a must read on this incredible master Tagpu Pemavajra who was a great Mahasiddha- https://bit.ly/2Eagu3N
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It is a must read on this incredible master Tagpu Pemavajra who was a great Mahasiddha- https://bit.ly/2Eagu3N
Photo-Rare form of Lady Sindongma or Simhamuka practised in the Bodong Sengdong lineage. Please read more on the practice and benefits of Fierce Goddess Singdongma and the protection She offers- https://bit.ly/2JTMc6O
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Photo-Rare form of Lady Sindongma or Simhamuka practised in the Bodong Sengdong lineage. Please read more on the practice and benefits of Fierce Goddess Singdongma and the protection She offers- https://bit.ly/2JTMc6O
Would love to live here in the forest and have breakfast here daily
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Would love to live here in the forest and have breakfast here daily
My Oser girl loves to sunbathe on the veranda.
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My Oser girl loves to sunbathe on the veranda.
An alluring statue of the Goddess Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) has arrived for me. Take a look and be blessed! She is stunning!- https://bit.ly/2HZRhgx
1 month ago
An alluring statue of the Goddess Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) has arrived for me. Take a look and be blessed! She is stunning!- https://bit.ly/2HZRhgx
It says when the Buddha was born, all the gods, demigods and asura came to pay homage. Buddha proclaimed it will be his last rebirth in samsara. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu all came to make offerings to a Universal Monarch (Buddha) during this most auspicious time. This is one of the depictions of that. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It says when the Buddha was born, all the gods, demigods and asura came to pay homage. Buddha proclaimed it will be his last rebirth in samsara. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu all came to make offerings to a Universal Monarch (Buddha) during this most auspicious time. This is one of the depictions of that. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred Vajra Yogini stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
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Sacred Vajra Yogini stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
Powerful outdoor Dorje Shugden statue at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
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Powerful outdoor Dorje Shugden statue at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
Li Yu is incredibly creative, artistic, imaginative and really can patiently create a beautiful living space and so much art. Amazing-  https://bit.ly/2Ge6k3C
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Li Yu is incredibly creative, artistic, imaginative and really can patiently create a beautiful living space and so much art. Amazing- https://bit.ly/2Ge6k3C
Our Medicine Buddha stops rain- https://bit.ly/2TnGFcG
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Our Medicine Buddha stops rain- https://bit.ly/2TnGFcG
满愿护法多杰雄登: https://bit.ly/2G5xiKY
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满愿护法多杰雄登: https://bit.ly/2G5xiKY
A brand new \"Wish-fulfilling Shrine\" just completed. Beautiful! Please see pictures and video-  https://bit.ly/2Sczh6v
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A brand new "Wish-fulfilling Shrine" just completed. Beautiful! Please see pictures and video- https://bit.ly/2Sczh6v
The ancient and magnificent gigantic Maitreya Buddha of Xumishan Grottoes- https://bit.ly/2VIjCej
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The ancient and magnificent gigantic Maitreya Buddha of Xumishan Grottoes- https://bit.ly/2VIjCej
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    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    3 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    3 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    3 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    4 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    4 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    4 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    4 months ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
    4 months ago
    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    5 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
    5 months ago
    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    1 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    1 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    1 years ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    1 years ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    1 years ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    1 years ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    1 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Small but great team from Qi Resources. They were here earlier to assist us with #surplus #food #rescue. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 hours ago
Small but great team from Qi Resources. They were here earlier to assist us with #surplus #food #rescue. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Lastly, we hope sponsors' wishes be fulfilled and at the same time we keep generating merits through this event to fuel our mind transformation. That's how we can support our Lama H.E. The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s work, fulfil His wishes and extend His life. Thanks to all. KPSG~Jacinta
14 hours ago
Lastly, we hope sponsors' wishes be fulfilled and at the same time we keep generating merits through this event to fuel our mind transformation. That's how we can support our Lama H.E. The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s work, fulfil His wishes and extend His life. Thanks to all. KPSG~Jacinta
Imagine being constraint for so long. Unlike the brave and the bold ones, it takes longer for these timid birds to fly off. Join us in our monthly Kechara Penang Study Group’s Bird Liberation event. KPSG ~Jacinta
14 hours ago
Imagine being constraint for so long. Unlike the brave and the bold ones, it takes longer for these timid birds to fly off. Join us in our monthly Kechara Penang Study Group’s Bird Liberation event. KPSG ~Jacinta
Happy seeing them flying off. KPSG~ Jacinta
15 hours ago
Happy seeing them flying off. KPSG~ Jacinta
A monthly event not to be missed. It has taught us compassion, love and the wish to alleviate the sufferings of all beings. A priceless lesson for us all while generating merits to fuel our spiritual path further. Thanks to those who came early for this event. KPSG ~ Jacinta
15 hours ago
A monthly event not to be missed. It has taught us compassion, love and the wish to alleviate the sufferings of all beings. A priceless lesson for us all while generating merits to fuel our spiritual path further. Thanks to those who came early for this event. KPSG ~ Jacinta
This afternoon, Kechara Penang Study Group has liberated 16 birds. Through this monthly event, we hope many more can join us and do call us for more info. KPSG ~ Jacinta Goh
15 hours ago
This afternoon, Kechara Penang Study Group has liberated 16 birds. Through this monthly event, we hope many more can join us and do call us for more info. KPSG ~ Jacinta Goh
Students love dharma class and all other activities. Lin Mun KSDS
19 hours ago
Students love dharma class and all other activities. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice gave an introduction on Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, the founder of Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
19 hours ago
Teacher Alice gave an introduction on Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, the founder of Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Melinda teaching the students of 3-6 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
19 hours ago
Teacher Melinda teaching the students of 3-6 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage students enjoyed the Nagomi art session. Lin Mun KSDS
19 hours ago
Teenage students enjoyed the Nagomi art session. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Laura leading the youngest group to do prostration during Sunday class. Lin Mun KSDS
19 hours ago
Teacher Laura leading the youngest group to do prostration during Sunday class. Lin Mun KSDS
Children as young as 3 years old can join the weekly Sunday Dharma classes in Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
19 hours ago
Children as young as 3 years old can join the weekly Sunday Dharma classes in Kechara. Lin Mun KSDS
Thank you very much to Methodist College Kuala Lumpur students for assisting us in admin work today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
Thank you very much to Methodist College Kuala Lumpur students for assisting us in admin work today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to staffs from Munchy's for participating in our #foodbank delivery today and also not forgetting their sponsorship of biscuits and croissants to the needy family. #volunteerism #csr #kualalumpur - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
Thank you very much to staffs from Munchy's for participating in our #foodbank delivery today and also not forgetting their sponsorship of biscuits and croissants to the needy family. #volunteerism #csr #kualalumpur - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Thank you very much to Shirley and friends for sponsoring apples and oranges for out street clients. The fruits came right on time on this hot and dry weather to quench their thirst. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Thank you very much to Shirley and friends for sponsoring apples and oranges for out street clients. The fruits came right on time on this hot and dry weather to quench their thirst. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
A big thanks to Alicia Yap for assisting us with food surplus distribution at Kg. Muhibbah, Puchong today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
A big thanks to Alicia Yap for assisting us with food surplus distribution at Kg. Muhibbah, Puchong today. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School KSDS Together We Care , teacher Lin Mun the teenage class's teacher.by Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School KSDS Together We Care , teacher Lin Mun the teenage class's teacher.by Asyley Chia KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Class start with full prostration , learning with With devotion we prostrate with body, speech, and mind. It helps to plant the seeds of learning dharma.by Asyley Chia KSDS
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
A big thanks for Karlson's mommy( Any Loh Yen Nee) for the photos, they are great and so many lovely ones to pick from. Thank you very much .Photos credit : Any Loh Yen Nee. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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