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. Pastor Antoinette on Jul 18, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Dorje Shugden is a practice which benefits tremendously those who connect with Him. This Dharma Protector will only benefit us and never harm.

    Dorje Shugden is well-known in the Tibetan Buddhist world and everyone, even Non-Buddhist can pray to Him and are blessed by this very powerful World Peace Protector.

    Everybody should be allowed to practice the religion that he or she wants and no discrimination should be done as religion is a personal choice and especially if we have received the practice from our teacher and promised to uphold the practice for life.

    It is very heartbreaking to see that H. E. Tsem Rinpoche was avoided and punished for upholding his practice. Even not allowed to go teachings and talks only because of His Dorje Shugden practice.

    May we all be able to practice according to our choice and not be punished for our religious practice.

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  2. Samfoonheei on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    All Buddhist practitioners or of others faith deserve to have religious freedom of their choice to what they want to pray. The ban on Dorje Shugden practice is unnecessary and illogical till to this day. The ban created by the Tibetan Leadership has cause much suffering to many people around the world. It is time for more people to speak up against this Dorje Shugden ban that has caused disharmony, discrimination, families and monasteries divided and so forth. The Tibetan Leadership not only make life harder for others but to themselves as well. They should accept their own failures not blaming others after all , they have been using the donations, for their benefits. Since coming to exile in India, they were given land , funds and so forth from many countries to help them yet they misused it.
    At this present time, what is most important is to lift the ban so as all practitioner be at peace and harmony , be true to themselves regardless of their choice of practice. Live life on own terms, not someone else’s, that’s makes life happy.
    All this while HH Dalai Lama have been promoting inter religious peace, harmony and understanding across the world yet when coming to Dorje Shugden practitioners it is not true in reality.
    I do hope the ban of Dorje Shugden’s practice will soon come to an end.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

  3. 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

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  4. 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,

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  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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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  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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. _/\_

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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?

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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’.

  29. 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 .

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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!

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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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    We are too busy with our daily worldly need but forgot to correct our merit for future life or our spiritual path. Some of us even too focus on the ritual and forgot about the meaning of the ritual.
    This book is so interesting and all chapter need to contemplate continuously to gain more meaning in this. Thank you very much for sharing with us.


    https://bit.ly/2EnF18H
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Sep 21. 2020 12:01 PM
    The paranormal is a very interesting subject matter that many Malaysians would love to watch and talk about. I myself love anything to do with the Paranormal.The team really put efforts to produce the show .
    Like many other topics, the paranormal topic serves to counter our ideology that humans are the only beings ruling the world.All the best and congratulation.


    https://bit.ly/2FQoaM2
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:40 PM
    The discovery of ancient Buddhist Monastery dated from 700 AD is amazing. Found in an archaeological excavation site at Moghalmari, India ,artifacts figure of Buddha and Buddhist inscriptions. The archeologists do believe that those structural components recovered are parts of a Buddhist monastic site . A more details study of inscriptions on clay tablets even suggested the presence of two monasteries on the basis of the structural plan. With the discovery of the site and the deciphering of the inscriptions has pointed that Buddhism had spread to India in the 7th century ago.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/buddhist-monastery-from-700-ad-found.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:39 PM
    Buddhism and Hinduism are similar because of their architecture is vibrant and colourful. They both have dharma and believe in reincarnation. The symbolism and structure of a Hindu temples were dated century ago. I love to see their ancient architecture of temples wall and so forth. Its simply amazing looking at its structures , colour . To the Hindu, the colours have a very deep significance, transcending purely decorative values in their religion and culture. Great to know there are so many beautiful ancient Hindus Temples around the world. Would love to visit these places as stated in this post in the near future . Looking at the Virupaksha Temple, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Brihadeeswarar Temple to name a few tell all about the beauty of it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/beautiful-hindu-temples.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:37 PM
    Wow ……having beautiful and short memes will benefit us on our spiritual path. Simplifying for all to understand and remember the benefits and qualities of Dorje Shugden. Especially for those who are new comers with Dorje Shugden. Merely by seeing it can bless us. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri , will help us all regardless of race and religion when we trust the Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for all these creative memes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/what-he-can-do-for-us.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 04:01 PM
    Pilgrimage is traditionally done on foot and often takes weeks or months to complete.The pilgrimage is about much more then just the destination however, the journey itself is actually the most important part of the practice.

    Now with these knowledge of where some of the relics are located, I will be able to visit the temples holding such precious blessings.Thank you very much for sharing this good article.


    https://bit.ly/32GEOGP
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 03:39 PM
    The most popular Buddhist nun cook Jeong Kwan, is a Seon Buddhist monk and chef of Korean cuisine. She lives in the Chunjinam Hermitage at the Baegyangsa temple in South Korea, where she cooks for fellow nuns and monks. She also cooks for visitors as well. Inspiring ….. she discovered her calling of spreading dharma through cooking adopting a vegetarian diet . What a way to start off. She credits her joining the temple and her achievements to her mother, that’s wonderful to remember her mother. Due to her popularity she was invited to appear on TV show and cooking all the way to New York. Inspiring read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix Ooi for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/jeong-kwan-the-zen-buddhist-chef.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 03:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for these profound teachings and sharing Pastor Henry’s update of his daily practice with us. A good example to follow . Death is something that no one could escape for sure. Its good to meditate on death nor matter how busy we are. The whole process of death and visualizing it is highly important for us . Reading this post will have us wake up , its time and never too late for anyone to practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dear-henry-contemplate-daily.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Sep 17. 2020 11:00 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of Kirlian Photography and Aura healing. The Kirlian photography technique is a very interesting method to capture the coronal discharge of certain subjects. Whether it is coloured aura or energy, I believe there are a certain energy that you emit out by what you are always of.

    Naturally, a lot of myths related to the subject emerged over time. And just like it is the case with many other spiritual and paranormal practices, there are plenty of believers who are ready to vouch for it, in spite of science having disproved their convictions.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 17. 2020 02:56 PM
    Green School Bali is a private and international pre-kindergarten to high school located in Bali, Indonesia. Very unique structure all built entirely of bamboo . Its education system is also very special , more of an educational village community amongst the jungle and rice fields of Bali. All thanks to the founder of husband and wife team John and Cynthia Hardy. They are making towards humankind by creating a school with an education system that suits the needs of today’s world. Looking at all the beautiful pictures tells us a thousand words. The unique structure is amazing indeed. This Green School has indeed inspires a global renaissance.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this wonderful sharing of such a school which I first come across.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-trailblazing-green-school-in-indonesia-you-must-learn-about-this-incredible-place.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 16. 2020 01:01 PM
    We have to move forward in life, become independent, responsible, self-sustaining and be happy. Leaving behind our comfort zone to live away from our family, spending our time meaningfully . Doing what we always loves to. It’s scary, living at home doing nothing, life is short and impermanence . Its never too late making a change in our life for the better. True life is lived when tiny changes occur. By changing nothing, nothing changes. All great changes are preceded by chaos. Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Change is inevitable. When we change our thinking, moving forward , letting go our comfort zone , it will change our life. No one will change for us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/living-at-home-the-real-reasons.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 16. 2020 12:55 PM
    Good sharing to bring awareness to those not vegetarian. Watched the video feeling sad , the way the KFC chickens been abuse, suffered , cramped in small place before been packed into cages before slaughter . Chickens one of the most abused animals on the earth, often handled roughly, transporting in long distances on crowded vehicles. Chickens as seen in the video are suffering on an unparalleled scale. The cruelty of these chicken were exposed , bringing awareness of the sufferings of the KFC chickens at the farm. Its great to see some changes now yet choosing meatless or vegetarian is the best choice to stay healthy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/everyone-watch-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 15. 2020 02:44 PM
    Suck is a 2009 rock-and-roll vampire black comedy horror film. Sound interesting. All about a band member Jennifer is turned into a vampire, the band quickly gains popularity. Many people were then attracted to her newfound beauty. While on tour, the band members are each turned into vampires, one by one. As their infamy grows, the vampire hunter Eddie Van Helsing learns that Jennifer is a vampire and vows to hunt her down. Well the story tells us…. Turning human to vampire and back to human , lastly back to vampire again. I have not watch this video but have read it though. I love listening to the songs….
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this horror film.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/funnies/suck.html

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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    2 yearss ago
    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
    2 yearss ago
    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
    2 yearss ago
    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
    2 yearss ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss ago
    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.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss 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).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    3 yearss 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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    3 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss 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.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    3 yearss 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
    3 yearss 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.
    3 yearss 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!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss 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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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
2 weeks ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
4 weeks ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
4 weeks ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
4 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
4 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
4 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
5 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
6 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
6 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
6 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
6 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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