Why are these Tibetans successful without the CTA?

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Sporting braided locks and a clean-shaven face, boyish Tibetan Zhaxipingcuo has just made it into the final of Sing! China, a ratings runaway success in China with billions of online views.

The Tibetan Jampa Rigzin (Justin Qiangbarenzeng) was signed by the Boston Red Sox baseball team after graduating from China’s Major League Baseball development center

The Tibetan Jampa Rigzin (Justin Qiangbarenzeng) was signed by the Boston Red Sox baseball team after graduating from China’s Major League Baseball development center

On the other side of the world, lanky 16-year-old, six-foot, 185-pound catcher Justin Qiangbarenzeng (Jampa Ringzin) becomes the first Tibetan to sign with a major league team in the USA, July this year. He is a product of China’s Major League Baseball development centre.

What do these two have in common? The short answer – opportunity and choice.

The United Nations Development Programme (“UNDP”) defines human development beautifully – it is about expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live. It is an approach focused on people and their opportunities and choices.

It was not long ago that Tibetans like Zhaxipingcuo and Justin Qiangbarenzeng would neither have the opportunity nor choice to fulfil their dreams as they have today. Tibet was a desolated, isolated and poor but an “independent” state where life expectancy was 36 years and the literacy rate was 5%. The vast majority of the population, around 95%, were born into hereditary indentured labour with little to no hope of upward social mobility. Lamas and noblemen enriched themselves on the backs of poor peasants and needless to say, corruption and crime were endemic. It was a place where bandits roamed the countryside and where very basic items such as salt, tea, barley, cloth and yak butter were used as a means of exchange. Up until even the 1960s most Tibetans did not have matches, gunpowder or wheels.

Today, life is very different, “a giant leap for mankind” to borrow the words of astronaut Neil Armstrong. Tibetans have much more freedom to develop their abilities and opportunity to use them to their fullest. For example, Jampa Ringzin who certainly has the talent for sports, has had the opportunity to develop his baseball skills and as importantly, has been able to access the job he has now been recruited into, at a world class level. Under the old structure in Tibet, he would not have these similar opportunities or choice. This is really human development.

Duobujie, a Tibetan athlete who is aiming for olympic gold medal.

Duobujie, a Tibetan athlete who is aiming for olympic gold medal.

As these videos below demonstrate, he and many others are very important examples of people who encompass what the New Tibet is today – a place full of potential to live a long, healthy and creative life, to be knowledgeable, and to have access to resources needed for a decent standard of living. And there is better news. Once these ABCs of human development are there, they open up opportunities for progress in other aspects of life.

We all know that no one can guarantee human happiness, and the choices people make are pretty much their own concern. But the process of human development, at its most basic, should create an environment for people, individually and collectively, to develop to their full potential and to have a reasonable chance of leading productive and creative lives that they value. This, the New Tibet provides. A new Tibet for Tibetans without the failing Central Tibetan Administration (Tibetan refugee governing body) in Dharamsala, North India.

Dowa Tsekyi, a Tibetan singer and actress who has found success throughout China

Dowa Tsekyi, a Tibetan singer and actress who has found success throughout China

 

A critical mass

One may argue that Tibetans who have migrated to (mostly) Western countries would have similar or even better opportunities than Zhaxipingcuo or Jampa Rigzin. But herein lies a win-win for Tibetans in China today – in addition to all the opportunities and choices, with a critical mass of 6.3 million or so peoples, they are the ones who have the ability to preserve, develop and perpetuate their language, culture, spirituality and identity. There is no other place on earth to do this.

We see Tibetans in Western countries lose their identities very quickly due to a lack of critical mass. Even in India, where most of the Tibetans who fled the Chinese ended up, there is maybe 100,000 ethnic Tibetans or so who are spread around various geographical locations. In other countries, such the United States and Switzerland, the numbers are even smaller and they get overwhelmed by the primary culture of that host country.

In such small numbers, Tibetans are bound to lose their identity, language and culture over time as they assimilate into their new environments. Over time, as they progress through the generations, races mix and cultures mix, but the cultural mentality of the new country they live in remains the strongest. Given this situation it is striking to note that Tibetans still living in Tibet are given the means to be successful in living their lives they want. They have access to the infrastructure to make themselves successful, in their own environment. Tibetans who remain refugees outside of Tibet however, primarily due to a lack of critical mass, and perhaps even poor leadership and lack of preparation, training or infrastructure do not seem to be doing as well.

Han Hong, also known as Yangchen Drolma, is a hugely popular singer in China who was born in Chamdo

Han Hong, also known as Yangchen Drolma, is a hugely popular singer in China who was born in Chamdo

 

Stigma

Within the Tibetan population outside of Tibet, especially in India, many people still class themselves as refugees. On the whole this attitude and stigma restricts them from being successful. Even though they have access to what is needed to achieve success in those countries, when they think as and remain as refugees, they isolate themselves from the opportunity to better their lives. After 60 years of being refugees they have accomplished nothing much, but their brothers and sisters who remained in Tibet are living the lives they want. Why remain in a situation in which you cannot be successful when there are greener pastures available? Moving on from a refugee mentality will most likely make you successful like those Tibetans who are in China are turning out to be.

Talent is talent, no matter where you are. But in order for talent to transform into success, the environment must be a conducive one. Unfortunately those who remain refugees or are forced to remain refuges will not be successful. Meanwhile, those who take up citizenship in other countries have the environment to foster success, but run the risk of losing their Tibetan identity when they assimilate into that foreign environment. Those who remain in Tibet however, are not refugees, and have an environment to make themselves successful, as seen in the videos below. You will not see Tibetans singing in their own language on national TV in countries such as the United States, but you will see them singing in Tibetan on national TV in China. It is there that they have a critical mass; Tibet is their homeland after all. But more than that, they have the environment for success free from the self-defeating stigma of being a refugee.

 

Conclusion

These videos are telling for they give a glimpse of the opportunities and choices Tibetans have today whilst maintaining their distinct cultural identity. It is not a bad place to be when compared with the recent past and an area in which we are bound to see them leap to success. Creating role models to inspire their people, Tibetans who are free from the stigma of being refugees will eventually outshine those who remain under the tyranny of a restricted way of living. The CTA, also known as the Central Tibetan Administration who are the governing body of the Tibetans in exile, do not allow their people the freedom to live their lives and be successful. Rather, their limited and outdated policies keeps the Tibetans downtrodden, and any opportunities that Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal may have are sabotaged by their own leadership. For their exiled Tibetans to remain as ‘refugees’ after 60 years helps the CTA to collect more aid money and refugee kickbacks in India itself. Shrewd, cunning and indeed sad at the expense of their own people. The lack of world-famous Tibetans in any secular field is a reflection of the poor education, minimal exposure and the extremely short-sighted policies of this governing body. It is impossible that in 60 years, out of 150,000 refugees in India and Nepal, no one from the refugee community rises up as an expert or renowned in any fields, unlike their brothers and sisters in Tibet. Tibetans it seems cannot be successful under their own government in exile which is the CTA, but can be successful elsewhere. So it is easy to conclude that the majority of Tibetans who are successful in the secular field is because they are not under the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in Dharamsala, North India.

Choong Liang Seow and Tsem Rinpoche

 

Videos

 

Dowa Tsekyi: Singer

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/DowaTsekyiSinging.mp4

Dowa Tsekyi, a multi-talented singer who composes and performs her own songs. She has written nearly a hundred songs and has participated in numerous singing competitions, and has even starred in several movies in mainland China. She is very successful in her singing career, having won many accolades. Dawa Tsekyi was awarded the first runner-up for the Star of Outlook Talent Competition in 2002. She has also produced an album titled Prayer Under the Moonlight.

 

Sonam Dhargye: Tibetan Boxer

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/TibetanBoxer.mp4

Sonam Dhargye, a successful martial artist, is just 21 years old this year. He has been actively participating in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) scene in China since 2016. Out of five fights, he has won four matches, a promising start for his fledgling career as a martial artist. He is considered by many as one of the upcoming fighters to watch. Many Tibetans are inspired by him and are proud to share the same race and background with him.

 

Benchung: Artist

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/BenchungArtist.mp4

Benchung is an artist based in Lhasa, Tibet. He received his formal education in China, Tibet, and Norway. His stylised works examine concepts of cultural networks, focusing on how people from varying places come into contact with one another. His success as an artist is evident in his solo art exhibitions, with his first in 2009. His unique and innovative style blends traditional Tibetan imagery into Western contemporary art techniques such as paintings, sculptures, video and art installations.

 

Han Hong: Singer

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/HanHongSinger.mp4

Han Hong, who is also known as Yangchen Drolma, is a singer and songwriter of mixed Han Chinese and Tibetan ethnicity. She was born in Chamdo and like her mother who is also a singer, she is known for her powerful vocal range (which is shown in the video above). Today, Han Hong is one of the most popular singers in China. Her talent is so widely recognised and her artist opinion respected, that she has produced a number of talent shows on which she has presided on the panel of judges.

 

Deluoye: Singer

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/NewTibetanSong2017(2).mp4

26-year old Deluoye is a Tibet-born singer who has performed all over China. He has competed and performed in several singing competitions including Xing Guang Da Dao, a talent show on the Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television ( CCTV). Deluoye’s talent extends to acting, and he has starred in a few blockbuster movies with several other famous movie stars. In 2013, he released an album of his own, titled Deng Dai (Waiting). The album comprises of 12 songs including 10 Tibetan songs and two Chinese songs; three of the songs was composed by Deluoye himself. On the day his album was released, he became the first Tibetan candidate to receive the title of ‘Love Ambassador’ for Aid to Tibet, a program that aims to empower Tibetans in their own homeland.

 

Wangdu: Antiques Dealer

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/TibetanAntiqueShop.mp4

Former herdsman Wangdu is now a successful Tibetan antiques dealer based on the famous Barkhor Street in the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa. His commercial success is more than just about making money. It is his attempt to preserve and promote Tibetan culture to the world.

 

Tashi Phuntsok: Singer

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/TashiPhuntsok.mp4

Tashi Phuntsok was born in 1986 in Shigatse, Tibet. He had been teaching mathematics until recently when he participated in a singing competition in China called Sing! China: Season 2. During the competition, he sung very beautiful renditions of Tibetan songs and subsequently made it through to the finals. The former mathematics teacher became a China-wide phenomenon when he won the place of first runner-up. It was a victory that made his fellow Tibetans proud as he is the first Tibetan to have won an award in this competition.

 

Below are some other videos of Tibetans who have found success internationally:

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/JampaChoedakSinging.mp4

 

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/NewTibetanSong2017(1).mp4

 

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/PlateauMusicWorld1.mp4

 

A sassy and modern Tibetan singer with a great Tibetan guitarist.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/PlateauMusicWorld2.mp4

 

A modern ad for make-up by a Tibetan woman

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/TibetanMakeupTutorial.mp4

 

References:

  • http://tibetdata.org/projects/population/

 

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  1. Jacinta on Aug 13, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Oh My Buddha! I’ve read this article once. However, this time, the name Han Hong caught my attention to read this article again. Yes, Han Hong achieved a huge success in China (it’s really huge!) and almost everyone knows her name. I really didn’t know that she’s a Tibetan.

    Despite Han Hong, there’s few more Tibetans who have made their name in their own right. Rather than indulging in self-pity or still having the mindset as being a “refugee”, they’ve made their own success. It’s a great shame on CTA actually, who still needing fund from others. Dorje Shugden practitioners are always being mocked as Chinese spies, maybe we should call those CTA members or those related as American spies or American dog?

    It’s well-known that they continuously collect fund from this big power! Although, on the other hand, there’s not a single, concrete proof that DS practitioners received fund from China, what’s more the wish to harm others. The CTA should have realised this by now but it’s “EGO” that pulls them down. I’ve read what Martin has written about Mr.Lobsang Sangay and the multiple passports that he is holding. I strongly urge that it’s about time that he should come clean by now

  2. Stella Cheang on Apr 17, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    It is really encouraging to read about Tibetans who made it in life and became successful. One thing in common about all of them is that they are not a subject under the leadership of Dalai Lama and CTA. It is not surprising because Dalai Lama and CTA rule with fear and oppression. For example, policies that discriminate against Dorje Shugden people; which include depriving them from public school, public medical aid, and positions in public office. With so many oppression and restriction to move ahead in life, it is no wonder that the Tibetans living under the leadership of Dalai Lama and CTA can hardly make it.

  3. wan wai meng on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Tibetans should not always have the crutch that they are stateless, having a country or not is a label like any other labels. Lables can be overcome and transcended.

    Many Tibetans outside the shadow of the Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) have made success without needing to rely on CTA. I can’t help but notice most of the successful Tibetan are within the borders of China. There is a lot less outstanding individuals from the Tibetans in India.

    Mathematics cannot lie. Perhaps this is the sort of paradigm shift that Tibetans need to take to make their lives better. Perhaps even to consider to returning to China.

  4. Pastor David Lai on Nov 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Its really a nice surprise to read about the success of these Tibetans as they completely defy what I thought of Tibetans especially those living in China itself. Such an image completely defy what the West have portrayed of a group of people that are more famous as refugees and victims of human rights abuses than success. I like how all these examples continue to defy preconceived notions and stereotypes.

    However, this is a far cry and a huge disparity between the young Tibetans within CTA in India and that of China. In India, there is a general refugee mentality that shapes the next generation. Hence, you will find more young people protesting and selling sweaters than doing anything else. This goes to show that the CTA in India is doing next to nothing to nurture the next generation of Tibetans.

    The disparity shows the policies and general mentality that both ‘governments’ have in shaping the next generation of TIbetans. Maintaining a refugee mentality does not really help the ordinary Tibetan but it does serve to maintain some sort of control over the population.

  5. graceleong on Oct 26, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Choong for this write up, highlighting the most current scenario of the lives of some of the Tibetans who are residing in China.
    The soreness from the takeover by China over Tibet may still linger on in most Tibetan’s hearts, but the practicality or survivor instincts will make most Tibetans move on in the best possible way, given the actual conditions of things in Tibet. The older generation may have more vivid painful memories of the invasion; but for the younger generation mostly remains as a “story” they hear from the elderly. They would not truly know how bad it was, all they can relate to is growing up in Tibet when the ruler are the Chinese. For the young they just adapt naturally to that environment of Tibet being a part of China. This is actually a good course of action by the younger generation. They can just focus to excel in that given environment and not be held back by the past which cannot be changed.
    As for the CTA they chose not to move on. They chose to “fight on”, but the battle is a losing one so far, given there’s no result worth mentioning that can benefit the Tibetans or their future. CTA will soon become “passe”.
    This article has highlighted the positive outcome of the younger Tibetans who chose to excel in the given “tough” environment. This reminds me of the teaching from Rinpoche https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/its-an-instant-choice.html
    Its an Instant Choice – do we want to hang on to the poor me situation or instead thrive and make the best of the situation. Great to see some younger Tibetans chose to excel and have done really well for themselves. Tibet and Tibetans should all be very proud of them !!

  6. Samfoonheei on Oct 25, 2017 at 11:51 am

    There are so many talented singers. , songwriter, antiques dealer, martial artist ,to name a few. Well clearly show that the Tibetan could be better off ,having opportunities and choices still maintaining their distinct cultural identity. Many Tibetans have found success internationally. They have not much before living as refugees which is a restricted way of living under CTA, with no freedom and limited movement to be successful in whatever they wanted. For the past 60 years under CTA , the Tibetan were not given much help and opportunities to explore and be successful. Those Tibetan who are successful were helped by the countries they choose and of their choice to learn. China was one that opened the doors to those Tibetans and has improved the lives of many.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Choong Liang Seow for sharing these interesting article.

  7. Lew on Oct 23, 2017 at 1:01 am

    It just happened that day when Zhaxipingcuo was in the final of Sing! China, and he really captured the heart of many. On one hand, I am so happy to see China has helped Tibet in so many ways, and the people’s lives have improved tremendously. Another poor state in China, Gui Zhou, who has suffered poverty for many years, and China also did their best to help.

    CTA has been in exile for almost 60 years in India. Under the leadership of CTA and after almost 60 years of taking and receiving from other countries, there hardly anyone who contribute to the world. No sports achievements, no contribution to science, etc. Even those Tibetans who make their names, are outside of CTA. My opinion is that CTA purposely make their people naive and ignorant so that they are easier to control for their personal benefits. And now CTA is not performing, and now they blame Dorje Shugden as a way to cover their own incompetence. But unfortunately, people are not stupid and with the internet and all, younger Tibetans in exile are more knowledgable and started to voice their own opinions.

    I wish more Tibetans can make their name on the world stage, because Tibetans have really special culture to share with the world.

  8. Lin Mun on Oct 22, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    It is very sad for the Tibetan in exile that after 60 years they are still refugees and not able to have a good environment to develop in any sense. The question is why isn’t the governing body (Central Tibetan Administration) whom has been receiving helps from other countries been able to help the Tibetan in exile in getting good education and get them out of the vicious cycle ? Above article clearly shows that Tibetan living in other countries were given the opportunity to learn and freedom to develop ones talent. I hope the Tibetan in exile understand their position and stand up to fight for their rights and freedom.

  9. Anne Ong on Oct 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    It is heartwarming to see Tibetans in China are given a chance to excel in their field. This is a powerful eye opener of an article that should be shared especially with the Tibetans-in-exile, who are under CTA, but are still refugees. Up until now, CTA has been feeding the all kinds of false negative information about the oppression and suffering of the Tibetans in Tibet. Thank you Rinpoche and Choong for this positive and inspiring article.🙏😍

  10. Lim Han Nee on Oct 21, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Choong .This post(which moved me tremendously when I read it) is a powerful eye opener of an article that should be shared especially with the Tibetans-in-exile, who are under CTA, but are still refugees. Up until now, CTA has been feeding the all kinds of false negative information about the oppression and suffering of the Tibetans in Tibet.

    Every successful Tibetan showcased here is most inspiring , because as they successfully pursue their dreams, they are still firmly rooted in their Tibetan cultural and language background. There are also Tibetans,like Wangdu the former herdsman, now a successful antiques dealer, whose dream is to set up a little Tibetan museum to preserve and promote Tibetan culture.!

    Back in the old days when Tibet was under Tibetan rule following an archaic feudal system, there had been much oppression too of the masses who remained impoverished, with no access to education and upward social and economic mobility. There are remnants of this group, especially among the nomads,who still remain trapped in poverty because of lack of exposure and perhaps because of a stubborn clinging to ‘medieval’ ways and tradition.

    As this article clearly shows, Tibetans living in Tibet(as well as those living elsewhere, outside CTA’s sphere of influence) are enjoying such freedom as to be able to realise their talents and potentials and their dreams. Furthermore, Tibetan culture, language and religion are still being preserved in Tibet better than it can ever be in a foreign country.Such a vast contrast to the dire situation among Tibetans in exile who are under the governance and control of CTA in India!

    Tibetans who are still buying into the distorted stories fed you by CTA, who are only bent on self-aggrandisement and nothing else, please wake up to the reality and take ownership of your future!

  11. Martin on Oct 21, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Clearly, there is a vast difference between the Central Tibetan Administration’s [very successful] propaganda and reality. Until today, the most common narrative is that the Tibetans are victims of an oppressive China and the CTA has been trying to ‘free’ its people who are ‘suffering’ under a communist regime.

    Regardless of whether Tibet was historically under Chinese sovereignty or otherwise, the simple fact is, Tibetans are clearly better off under China than the CTA. In fact, they are even better off on their own that relying on the CTA.

    Broadly speaking, we can group Tibetans in general under (i) Tibetans living under China’s governance (in the Tibet Autonomous Region); Tibetans living in the refugee settlements and who are still within the CTA’s striking range; and Tibetans living abroad in countries such America, Canada, Switzerland and Europe. A picture quickly forms which is, the Tibetans under the CTA have the least opportunities, are the most locked into a communal culture closest to feudalistic Tibet, have the lowest standard of living and least potential of steering the course of their own lives.

    For instance, a significant percentage of Tibetans in exile today qualify for Indian citizenship which is an immediate step-up from their hopeless refugee status and yet the uptake of Indian citizenship is hampered by the stigma perpetuated by the CTA – that to do so would make the said Tibetan a traitor. And all this time, those in power such as the Tibetan ‘prime minister’ Lobsang Sangay do not practice the same loyalty to the Tibetan cause as that which they impose on those who depend on them. Lobsang Sangay is well-known to hold multiple passports or equivalent travel papers. His family is reportedly doing well in Boston, many thousands of miles away from the streets of Dharamsala, India. And Lobsang Sangay is not alone and many Tibetan officials have citizenships and permanent residence in other countries.

    It is not a stretch to grasp the reason why Tibetans who are living in China are better off than those under the CTA. China consists of many different ethnic groups and tribes. So in order for the government of China to keep things under control and harmonious, the people of China across the board must see and experience progress and advancements, which take expression as higher standards of living for China’s citizens, including the Tibetans. China has learned from the Mao years as well as Tiananmen. The Chinese government’s survival depends on all its citizens doing well.

    In the meantime, the CTA’s own reason for existence necessitates the Tibetans under their governance to remain stateless and futureless refugees and so the CTA does everything it can to compel its own people to perpetuate their own affliction. It is therefore not a difficult to see what is truly the Tibetan people’s greatest stumbling block.

  12. yin ping on Oct 21, 2017 at 2:59 am

    For the past 60 years, the Central Tibetan Administration aka CTA failed to create better living standard for their people. CTA do not grant freedom to their people. Tibetan under the governed of CTA who remains as refugees has poor education and minimal exposure to the world. The CTA do not show a sign that they are interested in supporting the welfare of their own people. If CTA does nurture their people and working towards a better future, they were no longer remain as refugees for decades.

    Whereas for Tibetans who take up others citizenship in other countries, they have better environment to be successful. In the same time they are facing the risk of losing their Tibetan identity when they take in the cultures of that foreign environment.

    The majority of Tibetan is still in their homeland Tibet, China. Although Tibetan people do not achieve independent from China, they have the environment and conditions to be successful and not affecting their cultures and identity. It is very clear cut that it will be good for the Tibetan refugee to return to their homeland Tibet in China.

  13. Irene Lim on Oct 20, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    It is heartwarming to see Tibetans in China are given a chance to excel in their field. Unlike Tibetans under CTA they are not only being suppressed but also being used by CTA to derive donations for their own pockets while neglecting their people’s welfare. CTA have taken their people for a ride during this 60 years in exile and making Dorje Shugden a scapegoat to divert their failure of securing Tibetan independence.

    Isn’t it time Tibetan refugees seriously consider their future? As I see it their future will be better off if Tibetan refugees return to their homeland and become citizens of China. China is an ambitious and progressive nation. Being her citizens Tibetans can ride on China’s success and growth and enjoy in her economic and social progress.

  14. Fong on Oct 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    These young Tibetans are finding fame and fortune but more importantly, doing it while maintaining their culture and history. The herdsman dealing in antiques and sharing his knowledge or history and traditions with the world, the young singer given the title ‘Love Ambassador’ for Aid to Tibet, a program that aims to empower Tibetans in their own homeland and Tashi Phuntsok who rose to fame singing a song written by his brother, in Tibetan about their mother. In fact, they are a beacon for Tibetans by homing in on their culture, language and traditions despite being in “occupied” Tibet. Beautiful.

    At the end of the day, it is about what the government can do to better the lot of their people while preserving history, language and culture. It is about empowering the people.

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  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 02:26 AM
    Thai King, Such A Great Monarch!

    I have admired this great Monarch, leader and Dharmaraja since I first read of him many years back. I do not admire him in a political capacity. I am not into politics nor get involved. My post here on him is not as a political figure. But my admiration for him is as a great human being, a kind hearted person and someone who works for others. My praise of him is as a great human being. He is a great hero for me. I admire people who use their lives for others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thai-king-such-a-great-monarch.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 02:16 AM
    Vajra Yogini Daju or self initiation

    Self initiation purifies ones vows taken before, mends them, re affirms them, and powerful to purify many downfalls in general that prevent attainments from one’s practice. Also you may retake your mantra count commitment if it was broken.

    You plant the 4 types of initiations into one’s mindstream. It is necessary for the Lama also to do daju prior to conferring Vajra Yogini’s initiation to others.

    It is a powerful tantric practice to restore one’s practice from time to time to assure success in one’s sadhanas.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/vajra-yogini-daju-or-self-initiation.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 02:12 AM
    Buddhist monastery from 700 AD found

    Kolkata, India — The excavations at Moghalmari, a nondescript village at West Midnapore in West Bengal, recently brought to the fore a gateway complex of the Buddhist monastery, dating to 7th century AD.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/buddhist-monastery-from-700-ad-found.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 02:10 AM
    A Poem to My Teacher…

    A beautiful heartfelt poem written by Rinpoche to his Guru, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/a-poem-to-my-teacher.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 02:04 AM
    Tsongkhapa Retreat Instructions : FOR A POWERFULLY BLESSED TSONGKHAPA RETREAT

    Very detailed instructions for the Lama Tsongkapa retreat.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tsongkhapa/tsongkhapa-retreat-instructions-and-prayer-text.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 01:58 AM
    Found Some Old Kalmyck Friends

    Wonderful how facebook helped Rinpoche connect with his friends and sparked the fruition of Rinpoche’s autobiography.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/found-some-old-kalmyck-friends.html
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 12:39 AM
    Baha’i faith started in Iran in the early 1800s and ended up with its spiritual locus, by accident of empire in modern Israel. It is a faith that embraces all major religions, positing that God enlightened humankind over the ages by sending prophets – Abraham, Zoroaster, Krishna, the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. As noncontroversial as that may seem, it hasn’t prevented Baha’is from being persecuted, mostly in Iran, where they are regarded as apostates. The problem is with the idea that the Creator sent a messenger after Muhammad.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/sanctuary-for-a-persecuted-faith.html
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  • Chris
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 12:37 AM

    The 16th Karmapa is a highly respected monk due to his high attainments. He is not someone that will simply make remarks or comments on Buddha’s statue if it is not correct or he is not 100% sure. When he asked for the statue to be removed, the Karmapa knows what he is doing.

    Advice from a master who is this caliber should not be taken lightly. The 16th Karmapa is renowned for his attainments and clairvoyance. He should had seen into the future to know what will happen in the future and the how Dorje Shugden will be the best protector for us during this time.

    He could have recommended any other Kagyu protectors but he did not. Now we see how big the Dorje Shugden issue is and everyone who has the merit and affinity to Dorje Shugden will start to grow as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-prophecy-of-the-16th-karmapa.html

  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 12:30 AM
    After Shakyamuni’s death, practitioners took Buddha’s teachings to East Asia, where the religion still exists today in countries like Mongolia, Korea, China, and Japan. In order to reach East Asia however, these teachers followed the Silk Route, leaving through northern India and traveling into Central Asia, a region of the world which includes countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    Thus as Buddhism migrated eastwards, its practitioners established monasteries and gave teachings in Central Asia. As a result of these teachers, there now many Buddhist sites throughout Pakistan which archaeologists are uncovering every day.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-ancient-buddhist-world-of-pakistan.html
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  • chris
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 12:25 AM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this article with us. It is amazing to see how intelligent and kind some animals are. Who would have thought that a whale will have the ability to think that the women are in danger and it has to help her?

    This shows that animals have feelings and they do know kindness. They can appreciate and give kindness. That women also have some good karma too. Due to her work to raise awareness for whales, she would have saved alot of whale through her work. Hence, the good karma comes back and saved her life.

    This is also why I am a vegetarian. Other animals have feelings too and they are afraid of dying as well. Why will I want to put animals through the process of suffering just to fill my stomach? That does not make sense.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/whale-saves-woman-from-a-shark.html
  • Chris
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 12:23 AM
    This is an interesting finding that red meat can shorten our life. From the health point of view, red meat has high cholesterol and animal fat content. Those are actually not good for our body and they can cause a lot of problems when our age catches on and our body can’t heal itself quick enough anymore.

    On the Karma point of view, eating meat is the act of killing. Some might debate saying they are not involved in the killing of the animal directly and hence it is not considered as killing. However, they don’t realize that they are creating causes for the animal to be killed by requesting for its meat. The Butcher will then have to kill the animals to provide the meat for you. Hence, it is still considered as killing but indirectly.

    The karma of killing is very heavy and many are not aware of it. The effect from the karma of killing is where we will have a life where we will have difficulties to stay alive. We will be born in places where there will be alot of disease and not good for living. Hence, it will be better for us to go vegetarianism. The diet of compassion and kindness.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/harvard-proves-eating-red-meat-shortens-lives.html
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Oct 17. 2018 12:19 AM
    Do you believe there are ghosts, spirits, and beings that we cannot see? I do believe in that. There are people who are born with a third eye and they can see what we cannot. I think it also depends on the ‘frequency’ of the third eye, I found different people can see different types of beings. My cousin was born with a third eye, he sees spirits that look just like a normal human except they are kind of transparent. I have another friend who can also see spirits, she can see spirits that are in human and non-human form.

    What are the different forms unseen beings will manifest? Watch these Japanese movies to learn about the spirit/ghost culture in Japan.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/kwaidan-japanese-folklore.html
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  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Oct 16. 2018 10:40 PM
    Indeed a very important number 4 (Noble Truth) not only for Buddhist but everyone. If we understand the teaching then we will practise the right path and not do any more things that will create more suffering on ourselves. Therefore transforming our mind is very important.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/magic-4.html
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 16. 2018 01:55 AM
    Numerology is one of the ways that may help us understand our characteristics and in doing so help to guide us in our daily lives. However, it is still better to put our Dharma teachings that H.E, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche had kindly taught us into practice to gain the real peace that we seek.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/about-numerology.html
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 16. 2018 01:51 AM

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
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The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
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The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
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Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini\'s tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
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His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini's tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
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Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
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Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
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I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
It\'s hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
It's hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won\'t be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There\'s a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won't be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There's a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
4 weeks ago
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here-  https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
4 weeks ago
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here- https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
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This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
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Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
1 month ago
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
1 month ago
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
This is quite interesting....
1 month ago
This is quite interesting....
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
1 month ago
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
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Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
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Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
1 month ago
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
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Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
1 month ago
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
Beautiful Yamantaka print
1 month ago
Beautiful Yamantaka print
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: 
 https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
2 months ago
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
My childhood researchers: https://bit.ly/2wroucv
2 months ago
My childhood researchers: https://bit.ly/2wroucv
A message to share. Thanks. Do click and share.
2 months ago
A message to share. Thanks. Do click and share.
Buddhist art has a rich and intricate tradition of expressing the divine iconography of awakened beings.~Tsem Rinpoche

Do enjoy the many wonderful Free Art PDF\'s here- https://bit.ly/2nXjK9T
2 months ago
Buddhist art has a rich and intricate tradition of expressing the divine iconography of awakened beings.~Tsem Rinpoche Do enjoy the many wonderful Free Art PDF's here- https://bit.ly/2nXjK9T
Mumu boy was Tsem Rinpoche\'s little Schnauzer. Partly because of Mumu Kechara was started and you must find out why that is. Do read more and see very cute adorable pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122472
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Mumu boy was Tsem Rinpoche's little Schnauzer. Partly because of Mumu Kechara was started and you must find out why that is. Do read more and see very cute adorable pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122472
Kamakura is one of my favorite places
2 months ago
Kamakura is one of my favorite places
Anger...
2 months ago
Anger...
In 1989, Bill Porter, also known by his pen name ‘Red Pine’, travelled to the Zhongnan Mountains in China to meet some of these hermits and learn about their way of life. This resulted in his publishing the work titled Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits in 1993. 25 years later, Bill Porter travelled back to the same mountains to see if life there had changed. The outcome of this particular trip was a documentary titled Hermit, about a modern-day journey into the heart of the hermit tradition in China. This is a must watch documentary with so much to learn to enhance our lives which will give us hope as we are all drowning in materialism’s false promises.~Tsem Rinpoche

Fantastic and profound documentary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163457
2 months ago
In 1989, Bill Porter, also known by his pen name ‘Red Pine’, travelled to the Zhongnan Mountains in China to meet some of these hermits and learn about their way of life. This resulted in his publishing the work titled Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits in 1993. 25 years later, Bill Porter travelled back to the same mountains to see if life there had changed. The outcome of this particular trip was a documentary titled Hermit, about a modern-day journey into the heart of the hermit tradition in China. This is a must watch documentary with so much to learn to enhance our lives which will give us hope as we are all drowning in materialism’s false promises.~Tsem Rinpoche Fantastic and profound documentary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163457
Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma-In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa. -Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
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Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma-In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa. -Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
Tibetan Painted Scrolls Volumes 1-3 in original print is something very rare and expensive to come by. I really like these very much from what I can see.
2 months ago
Tibetan Painted Scrolls Volumes 1-3 in original print is something very rare and expensive to come by. I really like these very much from what I can see.
Kechara Forest Retreat doing the extended puja of Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche attends the 2nd half. Good video to download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-an_NAH6Mk
2 months ago
Kechara Forest Retreat doing the extended puja of Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche attends the 2nd half. Good video to download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-an_NAH6Mk
A powerful meme to share.
2 months ago
A powerful meme to share.
Beautiful Avalokitesvara scroll painting.
2 months ago
Beautiful Avalokitesvara scroll painting.
Black Garuda. 18th century. U (Central Tibet). Tradition Gelug
2 months ago
Black Garuda. 18th century. U (Central Tibet). Tradition Gelug
Palden Lhamo. 18th century. Tibet. Tradition: Gelug
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Palden Lhamo. 18th century. Tibet. Tradition: Gelug
Dorje Jigje. 15th century. Narthang, Tsang (South-Central Tibet). Tradition: Sakya
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Dorje Jigje. 15th century. Narthang, Tsang (South-Central Tibet). Tradition: Sakya
The oracle of Dorje Shugden in Dungkar Monastery in Tibet. Very old vintage photo from 1923 by an English Earl Lord Ronaldshay in his book, \"Land Of The Thunderbolt Sikkim, Chunbi & Bhutan\". This Lord met up with Dorje Shugden via the oracle. He devotes a chapter in his book about this oracle and encounter.
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The oracle of Dorje Shugden in Dungkar Monastery in Tibet. Very old vintage photo from 1923 by an English Earl Lord Ronaldshay in his book, "Land Of The Thunderbolt Sikkim, Chunbi & Bhutan". This Lord met up with Dorje Shugden via the oracle. He devotes a chapter in his book about this oracle and encounter.
Beautiful old photograph of the Kamakura Buddha in Japan.
2 months ago
Beautiful old photograph of the Kamakura Buddha in Japan.
Never before seen footage of Tsem Rinpoche with various oracles- https://bit.ly/292jMaG
2 months ago
Never before seen footage of Tsem Rinpoche with various oracles- https://bit.ly/292jMaG
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In around 2 weeks, there are over 30k views already! Videos are great! Must watch!- https://bit.ly/2K0gNhB
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  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
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    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
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    Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
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    喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
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    Huge Chenresig statue being built. Very beautiful.
  • Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
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    Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
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    Shugden practice in Tibet strong and growing
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    It is Tsunmo Nunnery in Tibet. This nunnery all practise Dorje Shugden.
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    Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
  • Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
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    Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
  • Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
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    Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
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    Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
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    The Simpsons: Lisa becomes a Buddhist
  • Considering getting a tattoo of a Buddha image? Watch this video.
    3 months ago
    Considering getting a tattoo of a Buddha image? Watch this video.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
  • Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Who is that?? Wow Wow
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    Who is that?? Wow Wow
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    Nothing Stops Me from Getting the Snack!
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser got the snack from the ball!
  • I must get the snack!
    3 months ago
    I must get the snack!
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser trying hard to get her snack out of the ball!
  • I love this green snack munch munch munch
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    I love this green snack munch munch munch
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser enjoying her green snack!
  • ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 3: Starring the two silly doggie clowns doing jumps for carrot tidbits. Teehee
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 3: Starring the two silly doggie clowns doing jumps for carrot tidbits. Teehee
  • ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 2: Starring the mega monsters Oser and Dharma. Teehee
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 2: Starring the mega monsters Oser and Dharma. Teehee
  • ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 1: Guess what are the two monsters looking for??? Teehee…cute
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 1: Guess what are the two monsters looking for??? Teehee…cute
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    12 months ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    12 months 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.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    12 months ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    1 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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The stone art returned back to the students after teacher Wong Yew Kien done spay on met protection coatings.thank you teacher Kien and students's effort the stone art are so nice and colorful.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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