An Open Letter of Appeal to His Holiness the Dalai Lama (April 30, 2018)

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama with my teacher His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe. This was taken in Gaden Monastery, when Kensur Rinpoche introduced me to His Holiness as a newly-recognised tulku. His Holiness accepted Kensur Rinpoche's introduction.

Reincarnated Tulkus (incarnate lamas) of Gaden Monastery will all be introduced to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. At this time, your personal teacher will explain to His Holiness the Dalai Lama who you are the incarnation of, how you were found, when you were enthroned, your parents, birthplace, name and so on. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will accept the offerings from the new Tulku once the introduction is done. When His Holiness accepts the introduction and gifts, this signifies he accepts the Tulku and understands the background as per tradition.
 
In this picture, the grand abbot Emeritus of Gaden Shartse Monastery which is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Jampa Yeshe (right) who is the house teacher of Tsem Rinpoche (left) has introduced Tsem Rinpoche officially to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. On this occasion Tsem Rinpoche offered a Vajrapani statue, envelope of a symbolic monetary gift and various other traditional gifts to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Afterwards this photo was taken to mark the occasion. This auspicious meeting occured in Gaden Monastery in January 11, 1995. His Holiness the Dalai Lama accepted Kensur Rinpoche’s introduction of Tsem Rinpoche and gave his blessings.

To Your Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso Pelsangpo,

With folded hands, I sincerely and humbly request your compassionate attention.

Since the ban against Dorje Shugden practice began and became institutionalized within the Tibetan government in-exile’s charter, many Shugden followers have suffered greatly. We have endured segregation from our own people, are not allowed to attend your talks nor even be in your presence. The children of Shugden-following parents are shunned or expelled from Tibetan schools, while Shugden practitioners and families are cast out of the Tibetan refugee camps in India. We are prohibited from participating in Tibetan businesses, not even as patrons seeking basic provisions and food to feed our families. We face unnecessary difficulties when it comes to obtaining a Tibetan ID card (yellow passport) from your government in-exile, we are not allowed into Tibetan hospitals to receive urgently needed treatment and medicines, and good monks have even been driven out from their monasteries and forced to break sacred oaths they have sworn to uphold for their entire life.

These are just some of our sufferings. There are many others including mental and emotional torture which cannot be enumerated, that Shugden practitioners such as myself have had to endure since 1996, when Your Holiness and the Central Tibetan Administration announced the ban against Dorje Shugden practice. Since that time, many people have voiced their desperate appeal to Your Holiness to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden. It is not democratic or fair; instead, it is inhumane and takes away our basic rights and liberties as individuals. This is the opposite effect to the objective Your Holiness intended when you bestowed upon the Tibetan people the precious gift of democracy which is now unfortunately denied to Shugden people.

We are all Tibetans no matter what religion we practise, no matter which region (choga-sum) we hail from, or where we live today. We all love you and respect you but we have not been able to meet you since 1996 due to the ban and we miss you very much. I know I do. You said that if we continue to practise Dorje Shugden, then we may not attend your spiritual teachings or your secular talks or have any form of communion with you. As you are our leader, may I humbly say that all Tibetans should be allowed to attend your secular talks at the very least, regardless of our individual spiritual orientations. Understandably, due to the issues of spiritual samaya (spiritual bond), we may not attend your spiritual teachings. But surely there is no spiritual bond created or spiritual obligation to observe when a normal citizen of a country attends a secular talk by his leader?

Please, and with deep respect, I implore you not to segregate your Tibetan people further by their religious beliefs. No matter what religion we are, or even if we are atheists, please allow equality within Tibetan society to prevail and not have laws against Shugden practitioners any more. Please do not bar Shugden people from activities that are meant for all Tibetans. All leaders should allow their citizens to attend their talks, no matter their religion, background, race, sexual orientation, gender and so forth. All Tibetans should have the right and privilege to attend secular events with Your Holiness and to enjoy equality within Tibetan society. If there is no ban, as some like to say, I and thousands of other Shugden practitioners like myself would not be appealing to Your Holiness for more than two decades since the ban started.

Some claim that Dorje Shugden people are in collusion with China to create schism within Your Holiness’ circle and between Tibetans in India and Nepal. While that may be true for a small minority, it certainly cannot be true for all Dorje Shugden practitioners in the world, and it is definitely not true for myself. There are many Tibetans who may collude with governments around the world but this has nothing to do with Shugden practice, so please do not include all Shugden people into that group. I have never colluded with anyone to bring harm to Your Holiness, to any Tibetan or to any person. I am a Buddhist monk and I hold my Bodhisattva Vows seriously. I have never spoken negatively against Your Holiness. I have never protested against Your Holiness in public or in private. I have never lost my faith, hope and respect for Your Holiness. I am just waiting for the day that I may be granted the honour to attend Your Holiness’ talks and perhaps Your teachings. In fact, I have always wanted to receive the Kalachakra Tantra from Your Holiness ever since I was 15 years old. From the time of my youth, I have had deep faith in Your Holiness, and I continue to do so.

As Your Holiness knows, Dorje Shugden has been practised for over 400 years. It was first practised in the Sakya tradition. The Gelugpas then received it from the sacred Sakya lineage. We have been practising Dorje Shugden since it was passed to us by our gurus as a spiritual commitment and for no other reasons. I practise Dorje Shugden as it was passed to me by my root teacher His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and it was his instruction for me to practise. I keep up the practice of Dorje Shugden as my commitment to my root guru. If I give up my practice, then I break my commitment to my root guru. But if I continue to uphold my commitment to my root teacher then, by an unfortunate default, I am displeasing Your Holiness, it seems. I do not wish to displease Your Holiness but I must continue with my practice, as must tens of thousands of others, because it was commanded by our root gurus. We cannot break the spiritual commitments and promises we made to our root gurus. Your Holiness will be well aware of this sacred rule.

I am not practising Dorje Shugden to collude with China, and I will never practise Dorje Shugden or share his practice with others for any reason except spiritual ones. There may be philosophical debates as to whether Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being or a reliable object to depend on, but that should not affect Your Holiness’ decision to give us the freedom to practise our faith without discrimination, segregation and bias.

Some would like to say there is no ban against Dorje Shugden but Your Holiness’ words are very powerful. When Your Holiness, on many occasions, vigorously told people to choose between Yourself or Dorje Shugden, it had great impact and it forced people to choose. Naturally, those who choose Dorje Shugden are scorned, hated and maligned, and labeled as being your enemy, which is not true. For the last 20 years, Your Holiness has on many occasions and in many places told people that they should abandon the practice of Dorje Shugden. If they do not, then they cannot attend any of your discourses, whether spiritual or secular, which is very damaging. Because your word is law within the Tibetan communities. You don’t have to strictly and obviously say it is a ban, but you expressing your displeasure is as good as a ban. For those who choose to continue, we are segregated and humiliated for our religious choice and it should not be that way in a democracy. Your words are very powerful within Tibetan communities. A word of displeasure from you is as good as a ban. It may not be so with Western leaders, but this is how it is in our Tibetan society as Your Holiness is well aware of.

I have been attacked on social media for practising Dorje Shugden. Hundreds of innocent monks have been expelled from monasteries because of this issue. In 2009, even Al Jazeera, a renowned global media agency investigated and concluded that Dorje Shugden people are suffering in India, Nepal and all over the world. Al Jazeera highlighted this clearly in their news report. In this day and age, no one should be criticized or attacked on the basis of their religion. May I respectfully say, no leader whether spiritual or secular should discourage or criticize any religion or spiritual path because it divides people. All leaders should accept all people in the spirit of democracy, equality and fairness, and transcend differences in religion, race, gender, and so on. We need this type of democracy within the Tibetan communities of India. We need unity, harmony and tolerance in our small world which is already riddled with strife and many other harmful issues. Please allow all your people to practise or not practise whatever religion they like without being segregated.

We know you are doing your best for the Tibetan people and sometimes your decisions to benefit one group may hurt another unknowingly. The ban and segregation against Dorje Shugden people is hurting a sector of Tibetans including myself very much. Please understand this.

The world has changed dramatically and we have even seen the leaders of North and South Korea meet to mend their relationship. This happened just a couple of days ago, on April 27, 2018. No one could have imagined this happening in the past. This is big news for the Korean people of both the North and the South. I very much wish that they become friends again. Similarly, I am sure we can re-unify with you, if I may say so. North and South Korea have had massive hurdles to overcome for this historic meeting and I do not think the differences between Your Holiness and the Dorje Shugden followers are as big and therefore we can come together as one again.

We also see that, after decades of tense relations between India and China, His Excellency the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and His Excellency the President of China, Xi Jinping, are en route to mending their differences. Cold war, disharmony, mistrust and so on does not serve anyone well. For China and India to mend fences will take time. Previously, it was doubtful as to how this could come about, but it is happening. As China and India become friends, this will affect the world positively. News of people with differences coming together is definitely possible and has even become a matter of necessity. If such great leaders can mend ties after such huge differences with their magnanimous thinking, surely in your heart, you can see a clear way to transcend the differences that separate you and Dorje Shugden and mend fences with all his practitioners. We wish to re-unify with you. Please unite your people regardless of their spiritual orientation.

As recently as April 25, 2018, Your Holiness has indirectly acknowledged and recognised the China-backed Panchen Lama by saying that high lamas can have many simultaneous incarnations, citing Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo as an example. Your Holiness implied that there can be two Panchen Lamas and I understood the message which was subtle yet clear and profound. The Panchen Lama that Your Holiness recognised and the other Panchen Lama that China recognised can both be genuine incarnations of the holy 10th Panchen Lama. This is amazing news and it is Your Holiness’ great effort to reach out to mend fences with China. I was happy to hear your indirect recognition of the Chinese Panchen Lama as this may begin to create the necessary atmosphere for restorative dialogue between Your Holiness and China for the sake of all Tibetan people. Perhaps this may lead to your return to Tibet and China, to be in the Potala Palace as Your Holiness’ dream portends. I wish this for Your Holiness because You wish it to be so. I would like this to happen very much, as I know Your Holiness misses Tibet just as the Tibetan people, Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners alike, miss you very much.

Therefore, with folded hands and on bended knees, I request Your Holiness to remove all stigma, negative statements and negative references to Dorje Shugden from all official platforms and literature of the Central Tibetan Administration enshrined in Dharamsala in order that an end to the ban on Dorje Shugden may come about. I appeal to Your Holiness with utmost humility to unite all Tibetans regardless of their religious orientation. Please do not make us choose between Your Holiness and Dorje Shugden. We do not wish to choose and to be forced to lose one or the other. We should not be made to choose in a genuine democracy. Many of the old monks from Gaden Monastery died with a broken heart because they did not want to choose between Your Holiness and Dorje Shugden and we have observed this. For centuries, many generations within the Gelug lineage loved and worshipped both the Dalai Lamas and Dorje Shugden. We sincerely wish for it to continue this way. It is in your power to unify us again.

Please do something about this while there is still time. Please be our leader no matter what religion we practise. Please allow us to see you again and bask in the golden blessings of Yourself, our Yeshe Norbu (wish-fulfilling gem). Since so many world-changing events are occurring, I appeal to You with my body fully prostrated, to lift the ban against Dorje Shugden and remove all stigma against Dorje Shugden practitioners. To eradicate the negative books, recorded talks and information in your various official websites against Dorje Shugden and his followers. This would suit a democratic leader and government.

You are the extremely compassionate, glorious avatar of Avalokiteshvara. In Your wisdom and ocean-like compassion, please unite Your people. Please unite all of us no matter what religion we practise. I appeal to Your Holiness from the deepest part of my very being and request You not to be upset with my writing this letter as I do not wish to disturb Your holy mind. But you are the only person I can appeal to in this urgent matter.

Most humbly,

With folded hands,

Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
Gaden Shartse Monastery
and
Kechara Buddhist Organisation
April 30, 2018

 

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An Open Letter of Appeal to His Holiness the Dalai Lama (April 30, 2018)

To Your Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso Pelsangpo,

With folded hands, I sincerely and humbly request your compassionate attention.

Since the ban against Dorje Shugden practice began and became institutionalized within the Tibetan government in-exile’s charter, many Shugden followers have suffered greatly. We have endured segregation from our own people, are not allowed to attend your talks nor even be in your presence. The children of Shugden-following parents are shunned or expelled from Tibetan schools, while Shugden practitioners and families are cast out of the Tibetan refugee camps in India. We are prohibited from participating in Tibetan businesses, not even as patrons seeking basic provisions and food to feed our families. We face unnecessary difficulties when it comes to obtaining a Tibetan ID card (yellow passport) from your government in-exile, we are not allowed into Tibetan hospitals to receive urgently needed treatment and medicines, and good monks have even been driven out from their monasteries and forced to break sacred oaths they have sworn to uphold for their entire life.

These are just some of our sufferings. There are many others including mental and emotional torture which cannot be enumerated, that Shugden practitioners such as myself have had to endure since 1996, when Your Holiness and the Central Tibetan Administration announced the ban against Dorje Shugden practice. Since that time, many people have voiced their desperate appeal to Your Holiness to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden. It is not democratic or fair; instead, it is inhumane and takes away our basic rights and liberties as individuals. This is the opposite effect to the objective Your Holiness intended when you bestowed upon the Tibetan people the precious gift of democracy which is now unfortunately denied to Shugden people.

We are all Tibetans no matter what religion we practise, no matter which region (choga-sum) we hail from, or where we live today. We all love you and respect you but we have not been able to meet you since 1996 due to the ban and we miss you very much. I know I do. You said that if we continue to practise Dorje Shugden, then we may not attend your spiritual teachings or your secular talks or have any form of communion with you. As you are our leader, may I humbly say that all Tibetans should be allowed to attend your secular talks at the very least, regardless of our individual spiritual orientations. Understandably, due to the issues of spiritual samaya (spiritual bond), we may not attend your spiritual teachings. But surely there is no spiritual bond created or spiritual obligation to observe when a normal citizen of a country attends a secular talk by his leader?

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Please, and with deep respect, I implore you not to segregate your Tibetan people further by their religious beliefs. No matter what religion we are, or even if we are atheists, please allow equality within Tibetan society to prevail and not have laws against Shugden practitioners any more. Please do not bar Shugden people from activities that are meant for all Tibetans. All leaders should allow their citizens to attend their talks, no matter their religion, background, race, sexual orientation, gender and so forth. All Tibetans should have the right and privilege to attend secular events with Your Holiness and to enjoy equality within Tibetan society. If there is no ban, as some like to say, I and thousands of other Shugden practitioners like myself would not be appealing to Your Holiness for more than two decades since the ban started.

Some claim that Dorje Shugden people are in collusion with China to create schism within Your Holiness’ circle and between Tibetans in India and Nepal. While that may be true for a small minority, it certainly cannot be true for all Dorje Shugden practitioners in the world, and it is definitely not true for myself. There are many Tibetans who may collude with governments around the world but this has nothing to do with Shugden practice, so please do not include all Shugden people into that group. I have never colluded with anyone to bring harm to Your Holiness, to any Tibetan or to any person. I am a Buddhist monk and I hold my Bodhisattva Vows seriously. I have never spoken negatively against Your Holiness. I have never protested against Your Holiness in public or in private. I have never lost my faith, hope and respect for Your Holiness. I am just waiting for the day that I may be granted the honour to attend Your Holiness’ talks and perhaps Your teachings. In fact, I have always wanted to receive the Kalachakra Tantra from Your Holiness ever since I was 15 years old. From the time of my youth, I have had deep faith in Your Holiness, and I continue to do so.

As Your Holiness knows, Dorje Shugden has been practised for over 400 years. It was first practised in the Sakya tradition. The Gelugpas then received it from the sacred Sakya lineage. We have been practising Dorje Shugden since it was passed to us by our gurus as a spiritual commitment and for no other reasons. I practise Dorje Shugden as it was passed to me by my root teacher His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and it was his instruction for me to practise. I keep up the practice of Dorje Shugden as my commitment to my root guru. If I give up my practice, then I break my commitment to my root guru. But if I continue to uphold my commitment to my root teacher then, by an unfortunate default, I am displeasing Your Holiness, it seems. I do not wish to displease Your Holiness but I must continue with my practice, as must tens of thousands of others, because it was commanded by our root gurus. We cannot break the spiritual commitments and promises we made to our root gurus. Your Holiness will be well aware of this sacred rule.

I am not practising Dorje Shugden to collude with China, and I will never practise Dorje Shugden or share his practice with others for any reason except spiritual ones. There may be philosophical debates as to whether Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being or a reliable object to depend on, but that should not affect Your Holiness’ decision to give us the freedom to practise our faith without discrimination, segregation and bias.

Some would like to say there is no ban against Dorje Shugden but Your Holiness’ words are very powerful. When Your Holiness, on many occasions, vigorously told people to choose between Yourself or Dorje Shugden, it had great impact and it forced people to choose. Naturally, those who choose Dorje Shugden are scorned, hated and maligned, and labeled as being your enemy, which is not true. For the last 20 years, Your Holiness has on many occasions and in many places told people that they should abandon the practice of Dorje Shugden. If they do not, then they cannot attend any of your discourses, whether spiritual or secular, which is very damaging. Because your word is law within the Tibetan communities. You don’t have to strictly and obviously say it is a ban, but you expressing your displeasure is as good as a ban. For those who choose to continue, we are segregated and humiliated for our religious choice and it should not be that way in a democracy. Your words are very powerful within Tibetan communities. A word of displeasure from you is as good as a ban. It may not be so with Western leaders, but this is how it is in our Tibetan society as Your Holiness is well aware of.

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I have been attacked on social media for practising Dorje Shugden. Hundreds of innocent monks have been expelled from monasteries because of this issue. In 2009, even Al Jazeera, a renowned global media agency investigated and concluded that Dorje Shugden people are suffering in India, Nepal and all over the world. Al Jazeera highlighted this clearly in their news report. In this day and age, no one should be criticized or attacked on the basis of their religion. May I respectfully say, no leader whether spiritual or secular should discourage or criticize any religion or spiritual path because it divides people. All leaders should accept all people in the spirit of democracy, equality and fairness, and transcend differences in religion, race, gender, and so on. We need this type of democracy within the Tibetan communities of India. We need unity, harmony and tolerance in our small world which is already riddled with strife and many other harmful issues. Please allow all your people to practise or not practise whatever religion they like without being segregated.

We know you are doing your best for the Tibetan people and sometimes your decisions to benefit one group may hurt another unknowingly. The ban and segregation against Dorje Shugden people is hurting a sector of Tibetans including myself very much. Please understand this.

Watch the video ‘RT News: Key highlights of the meeting between North and South Korea’s leaders
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We also see that, after decades of tense relations between India and China, His Excellency the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and His Excellency the President of China, Xi Jinping, are en route to mending their differences. Cold war, disharmony, mistrust and so on does not serve anyone well. For China and India to mend fences will take time. Previously, it was doubtful as to how this could come about, but it is happening. As China and India become friends, this will affect the world positively. News of people with differences coming together is definitely possible and has even become a matter of necessity. If such great leaders can mend ties after such huge differences with their magnanimous thinking, surely in your heart, you can see a clear way to transcend the differences that separate you and Dorje Shugden and mend fences with all his practitioners. We wish to re-unify with you. Please unite your people regardless of their spiritual orientation.

Watch the video ‘The Quint: Key highlights of the meeting between Indian PM Modi and Chinese President Xi
On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPh68dX6u7k
On Server: https://bit.ly/2jn1lBe

As recently as April 25, 2018, Your Holiness has indirectly acknowledged and recognised the China-backed Panchen Lama by saying that high lamas can have many simultaneous incarnations, citing Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo as an example. Your Holiness implied that there can be two Panchen Lamas and I understood the message which was subtle yet clear and profound. The Panchen Lama that Your Holiness recognised and the other Panchen Lama that China recognised can both be genuine incarnations of the holy 10th Panchen Lama. This is amazing news and it is Your Holiness’ great effort to reach out to mend fences with China. I was happy to hear your indirect recognition of the Chinese Panchen Lama as this may begin to create the necessary atmosphere for restorative dialogue between Your Holiness and China for the sake of all Tibetan people. Perhaps this may lead to your return to Tibet and China, to be in the Potala Palace as Your Holiness’ dream portends. I wish this for Your Holiness because You wish it to be so. I would like this to happen very much, as I know Your Holiness misses Tibet just as the Tibetan people, Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners alike, miss you very much.

Watch the video ‘His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s extraordinary comments on His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama
On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hsyWE-fhZU
On Server: https://bit.ly/2HLnBzd

Therefore, with folded hands and on bended knees, I request Your Holiness to remove all stigma, negative statements and negative references to Dorje Shugden from all official platforms and literature of the Central Tibetan Administration enshrined in Dharamsala in order that an end to the ban on Dorje Shugden may come about. I appeal to Your Holiness with utmost humility to unite all Tibetans regardless of their religious orientation. Please do not make us choose between Your Holiness and Dorje Shugden. We do not wish to choose and to be forced to lose one or the other. We should not be made to choose in a genuine democracy. Many of the old monks from Gaden Monastery died with a broken heart because they did not want to choose between Your Holiness and Dorje Shugden and we have observed this. For centuries, many generations within the Gelug lineage loved and worshipped both the Dalai Lamas and Dorje Shugden. We sincerely wish for it to continue this way. It is in your power to unify us again.

Please do something about this while there is still time. Please be our leader no matter what religion we practise. Please allow us to see you again and bask in the golden blessings of Yourself, our Yeshe Norbu (wish-fulfilling gem). Since so many world-changing events are occurring, I appeal to You with my body fully prostrated, to lift the ban against Dorje Shugden and remove all stigma against Dorje Shugden practitioners. To eradicate the negative books, recorded talks and information in your various official websites against Dorje Shugden and his followers. This would suit a democratic leader and government.

You are the extremely compassionate, glorious avatar of Avalokiteshvara. In Your wisdom and ocean-like compassion, please unite Your people. Please unite all of us no matter what religion we practise. I appeal to Your Holiness from the deepest part of my very being and request You not to be upset with my writing this letter as I do not wish to disturb Your holy mind. But you are the only person I can appeal to in this urgent matter.

Most humbly,

With folded hands,

Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
Gaden Shartse Monastery
and
Kechara Buddhist Organisation
April 30, 2018

 

Addendum

On May 5, 2018 the international media agency Reuters published an article about my prayers for reconciliation in Asia. In the article they spoke of my wish for there to be harmony and peace within Asia and indeed throughout the whole world, and especially within the Tibetan community. This is what I have spoken about in my letter of appeal above.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/venture-capital/article?id=35851. Click on image to enlarge.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/venture-capital/article?id=35851.
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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 10, 2018 at 12:28 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  2. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 26, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Dear friends,

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

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

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

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

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

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

    亲爱的朋友们,

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

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

    以下附上英文、中文和藏文的祈愿文。

    愿你平安,常受庇护和加持。

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切

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

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

  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Divination (‘mo’) Text by Dorje Shugden

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

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

    Tsem Rinpoche

    DS-MO-choyang.pdf

  4. Joy Kam on Sep 20, 2018 at 3:01 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. Joy Kam on Sep 15, 2018 at 1:02 am

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

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

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

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  6. Joy Kam on Sep 9, 2018 at 6:35 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 5:34 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 5, 2018 at 1:48 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

  9. Joy Kam on Aug 2, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Dear Kecharians and friends,

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

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

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

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

    Thank you,
    Tsem Rinpoche

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

  10. Made in Japan on Jul 30, 2018 at 8:06 am

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

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

  11. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 30, 2018 at 6:12 am

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

  12. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 2:11 am

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

  13. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 28, 2018 at 6:46 am

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

  14. Joy Kam on Jul 26, 2018 at 3:32 am

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

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

  15. Joy Kam on Jul 25, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Amazing post!!!!!

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

    Tsem Rinpoche

  16. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 23, 2018 at 3:43 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

  17. Joy Kam on Jul 17, 2018 at 8:19 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.

  18. Joy Kam on Jun 28, 2018 at 3:01 am

    How can a nun curse someone they do not even know and wish the person to die quickly and be born in hell? What kind of nun is this? Shocking! What more she’s cursing a Buddhist teacher and a monk?! Is this the face of Bhutanese Buddhist?

    This is so shameful for her as a nun, her teacher, her monastery, her country and her King. A sangha should not behave in such a manner. A Sangha should carry enlightened Buddha’s teachings of compassion and wisdom to benefit all sentient beings.

    A Sangha is not supposed to promote hatred and certainly should not be cursing or wishing another person to die. That wish itself is already breaking one of the vows.
    A Sangha is one of the 3 Jewels, an object of refuge. They should not behave like an uncivilized person with so much hate. This is how bad the Tibetan Leadership has spread their lies and hate about Dorje Shugden and Shugden Buddhist practitioners.

    Jamyang Choden

  19. meghna on Jun 19, 2018 at 10:51 am

    I’m new to all this – but I came here after seeing Rinpoche’s post on the Blog.

    I don’t know too much nor do I claim to.

    But, if you go to the basics – its just not a good idea to do things things that. Abuse, slander, malicious activities … Yikes. I don’t think any teachings say that. Or do they?

    If you don’t agree with someone, just agree to disagree politely.
    I mean, if you have difference of opinion (which you have the right to have) you can voice your concerns, discuss (peacefully) of course.
    If you can’t – then just ignore.

    This doesn’t just apply here – but everywhere. People who attack anyone in such a manner, just, please don’t. I mean, its only hurting you in the long run. Attacking someone who you know will not respond in kind just doesn’t makes sense. ?

    Would you like it if someone to attacked you like that? How would you feel if someone wrote exactly what you wrote?

    I worry about the world.

  20. wan wai meng on Jun 12, 2018 at 12:48 am

    There isn’t a good, genuine reason or beneficial reason to carry on the ban to another year or any amount of time whatsoever. Enough people around the world have suffered the effects of the ban and all that it represents. We all appeal to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to end any stigma towards Dorje Shugden and all the high lamas who played a key role in the dissemination of teaching related to Tsongkhapa and also Dorje Shugden.

  21. Stella Cheang on May 9, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    It is very touching to read a letter from a renowned monk to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, begging for unity and the lifting of an unlawful ban on Dorje Shugden people. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is humble and compassion. His plea is for / on behalf of all Dorje Shugden people; because this group of people have been suffering unjustly for the past 2 decades for reason as simply as practicing their choice of faith. May His Holiness receives the letter and initiate dialog / correspondence with Tsem Rinpoche to end this horrible ban that causes suffering on Dorje Shugden people. Thank you for this sharing.

  22. Samfoonheei on May 8, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Our Guru Tsem Rinpoche have been working tirelessly appealing to His Holiness the Dalai Lama requesting to solve the controversy ban on Dorje Shugden. Having done all with memes ,thoughts and so forth and now writing a very beautiful powerful letter to HH Dalai Lama to get across. Due to Rinpoche ‘s love and compassion , Rinpoche wrote this open letter as Rinpoche shared the plight of those who has suffered. The unnecessary and illogical ban has cause nothing but pain, suffering , sorrow , disharmony to both practitioners , non practitioner around the world especially the Tibetans. Spirituality is never about violence and hurting others. Spirituality is about love, tolerance and acceptance and this ban should stop for the sake of unity and peace . His Holiness the Dalai Lama please lift the ban of Dorje Shugden to have peace and harmony for all Tibetan people and those practicing world wide.
    Time has changed for the better as we can see all world leaders are coming together to amend their relationship which been stand off for many years.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful written open letter to HH Dalai Lama.

  23. Sock Wan on May 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    For many years Shugden practitioners are suppressed and segregated by people. This does not only happen among the Tibetan community. It affects all Shugden practitioners regardless of nationalities. I have people who stop befriending me when they know I practice DS. I have not committed any crimes, I did not hurt anyone, but I was segregated just because of my belief. Being a DS practitioners does not mean I am against His Holiness, does not mean I am against whatever causes the Tibetans might have. Stop accusing DS practitioners for the crimes we have not committed.

    We are in 2018 now, this has to stop. It is more important how a person behave than what they believe in.

  24. so kin hoe (KISG) on May 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for continuously appealing to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and request to lift the ban of Dorje Shugden for removing all the suffering and pain endured by many Dorje Shugden practitioners worldwide. The ban of Dorje Shugden has caused many Shugden practitioners including non-Tibetans to withstand the pressure of being attacked in social media, being segregated for not following the direction given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other types of discrimination inclusive of being labelled as spirit worshippers due to the falsely claim made by Central Tibetan Administration which concludes that Dorje Shugden is a spirit.

    When Dorje Shugden practitioners practise sincerely in Buddhadharma and practising not to hurt anyone unintentionally, not to cause any suffering to others and cultivate peace with harmony among the people around, it is truly unfair to label Dorje Shugden practitioners as spirit worshippers. Dorje Shugden practitioners are no different from other Buddhists and everyone including Dorje Shugden practitioners should deserve to attend all the public talks given by ever compassionate Holiness the Dalai Lama with equal respect and blessing. Since Dorje Shugden practice is being introduced to people from around the world including USA, Europe and many Asian countries, many practitioners have progressed in Buddhadharma practice and some have even determined to become monks and nuns as Dorje Shugden is the emanation of Manjushri, who is the Buddha of Wisdom. This is a clear evidence to show us that Dorje Shugden practitioners will not fall into the three lower realms but able to progress in Buddhadharma practice in current lifetime.

    May the all compassionate and respected His Holiness the Dalai Lama lift the ban of Dorje Shugden and allow for the Buddhadharma to grow further, reaching to more people who have yet to meet with Dharma Protector, learn and practice Buddhadharma.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  25. Lin Mun on May 3, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Situation and things changes overtime. In the recent development we see both North and South Korea leaders met to mend the relationships. Then the India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and His Excellency the President of China, Xi Jinping met and became friends despite the long cold relationship between the 2 countries. Nothing is permanent in this world and thing can change to bring better benefit to all.

    We very much hope HH Dalai Lama will do the same too to resolve the Dorje Shugden ban. It has bring a lot of suffering to the practitioners. No one should be discriminated and segregated due to their belief as this is basic human rights. With HH Dalai Lama powerful words and respected position, we hope HH Dalai Lama will help unite the people and Dorje Shugden practitioners can be given opportunities to listen to HH Dalai Lama’s talk and teaching.

    Thank you Rinpoche for writing the appeal letter to HH Dalai Lama in order to clear the Dorje Shugden ban and issue.

  26. Touching video on May 3, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Nice video of the above appeal. Take a look at this short video. Touching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXIgKCH0vkI&feature=youtu.be

  27. Pastor Antoinette Kass on May 3, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Times have changed so much with the latest news about the Indian Prime Minister Modi meeting the Chinese President Xi to overcome a long time of tension between their people as well as the leaders of North and South Koreas meeting and shaking hands is good news for the world.

    I believe that this could help Dorje Shugden practitioners who have had a very difficult time over the past twenty years. Time has shown that Dorje Shugden is not harmful in any way and therefore the ban and suppression of this Dharma Protector needs to be ended to create harmony within Tibetan communities and those close to Tibetans all over the world. There are many Dorje Shugden practitioners all over the world and it is painful to be not accepted to the Dalai Lama’s teachings as I myself would also like to hear H.H. the Dalai Lama’s teachings.

    Huge differences have been overcome in time such as the latest developments for India and China as well as North and South Korea. I believe that our religion is more precious compared to politics and that the ban should be removed so that everyone has equal opportunities and can follow their religious choice without fear and need to be scared of the repercussions for their religious choice.

    Personally, I want to support this letter of appeal to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to end the ban on the Dorje Shugden practice and encourage peace and harmony between all Tibetan people as well as Tibetan Buddhist practitioners.

    Thank you,
    Pastor Antoinette Kass

  28. Anne Ong on May 2, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for this open letter of appeal to H.H. Dalai Lama to lift the Dorje Shugden ban as soon as possible . I sincerely pray and hope this letter of appeal will reach H.H. Dalai Lama very soon and relieve the pain and suffering for all DS practitioners everywhere ???☘️

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  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 05:11 PM
    Really love this mysterious and yet beautiful, sacred and holy place. The temple is beautiful preserved with remarkable facts of tantric legacy. This sixty four yogini temple is very unique in many ways and all the yoginis represents the sixty four arts which very fascinating. I believe there are a lot more to discover from this temple.

    Thank you for the article sharing, I’m blessed to see the holy place and hope to visit them.

    https://bit.ly/3jha0Si
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 01:33 PM
    Dorje Shugden, the special protector emanation of Manjushri is a fully enlightened being which will help us at all times when we truly trusted and have faith in him and our Guru.

    There is nothing that is too small or too big or daunting for him, when it comes to helping us.I fold my hands in great faith and devotion to Dorje Shugden.Thank you for sharing this wonderful story and experience with us.


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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 11:52 PM
    I believe that in life, we come across so many different experiences and opportunities to learn and grow, and in turn, every choice we make and everything that we go through shapes us into who we are. Challenging situations take us beyond our comfort zone and trigger fears and anxieties but also have the power to become moments of truth.

    It takes a lot of time to reached a level of acceptance and by doing dharma work we are trying to inculcate compassion into our lives . This powerful teaching helps to purify our karma and transform our thoughts.

    Thank you for the sharing, It serves as a reminder for all of us, of the reason why we are doing Dharma work and what kind of attitude one should have.

    https://bit.ly/3jg6K9E
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 05:37 PM
    This is one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism. Yearly thousands of Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims and tourist from all over the world will be come to The Mahabodhi Temple.

    This sacred sites is definitely imbued with the positive energies and blessings of great beings.Thank you very much for the good write up and share this nice article with us
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 19. 2020 04:52 PM
    Reading this article really me open up my views of what is existing beyond my imagination.They then discovered that the possibility of life on other planets ,the existence of black holes, and so forth.
    The universe, outer space, the galaxies have always fascinated me since I was very very young. I loved pictorial books on planets and space.Thank you very much for the good sharing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:22 PM
    Niguma is considered one of the most important and influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers. A mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. Niguma was considered an emanation of the great dakini Mandarava. The legacy of Niguma’s teachings and spiritual practices is still available today within the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. Her teachings are also embodied within the Gelug school as well as the other sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting related to Niguma and Khyungpo Naljor about the 500 gold coins and so forth. A very rare insight into the unusual role of women in the development of Buddhist history.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David so this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/niguma-mistress-of-illusion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:20 PM
    I was once a hypocrites before but coming to Dharma I came out from a nut shell and still learning. Positive thinking, rather, is used so that we can learn, grow, and evolve from what we experience in life. When failure is possible, view it as a challenge, as it makes us stronger. Accept whatever comes along , mistakes and try to correct it and move on. Its better to learn our mistakes then not knowing it. I don’t mind to accept mistakes as I learn from it , with a positive mind. Profound teachings indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings. Will read again and again to remind myself.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/49708.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 18. 2020 04:17 PM
    Great teachings …..doing purification practice through Vajrasattva’s practice and prostrations. I have plenty to go , glad to come across this old article which I will try to absolve whatever much I could. Reading it , I realised its indeed a very beneficial and effective practice in purifying our negative karma. Since the MCO I have been doing prostrations I could feel a peace and calmness within my mind.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teaching which I truly treasured.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/vajrasattva-and-prostrations-transcript.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 17. 2020 01:02 PM
    The Potala Palace is a fortress in the city of Lhasa, in Tibet. It was once a winter imperial palace of the Dalai Lamas but has been a museum since then . This palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, it also once served as a seat of government, and monastery, it’s now a must visit place for Tibet . As the most iconic architecture and top UNESCO world heritage Site in Tibet, at 3750 m . From the Palace one could see the whole area of the Holy Lhasa city. constructed in the 18th century, is a masterpiece of Tibetan art. The beauty of this Palace and the ancient architecture of the buildings integration in a striking landscape, added to their historic and religious interest. Hundred thousands of pilgrims visited this Holy city yearly. I am fortunate to have gone to this Holy sites with my friends. Worth going on a pilgrimage .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/potala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 17. 2020 01:00 PM
    Dungkar Lozang Trinlé a Tibetan historian and Buddhist scholar was one of the most important Tibetan historians of the 20th century. He was recognised as the eighth incarnation of Dungdkar Rinpoche. an expert on traditional poetics and a campaigner for modern Tibetan education and cultural development, a rare polymath among Tibetan scholars of the 20th century. After years of forced labour during the Cultural Revolution, he became a leading advocate of education in the Tibetan language. His legacy lives on till this day in his prodigious array of Tibetan-language historical texts and important commentaries on religious subjects. He was well known, recognized by many and also internationally.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-eighth-dungkar-dungkar-lobzang-trinle.html
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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 10:00 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing, I love using natural remedies as it helps me in many ways and furthermore it is organic. Besides, easily available in our garden and flower pots.

    Herbal and natural remedies are very popular methods used today since it has many medical benefits. Herbal remedies have proven effective in healing serious illnesses without leaving any side effects.

    Many plant based herbs remedies are safe to consume and help us to relief symptoms faster. Natural remedies can be prepared easily and less time consuming. Most of them are widely used for immediate relief from symptoms, boost energy or lose weight, but we need to be very careful choosing the right herbs.

    https://bit.ly/37dqjwQ
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 01:52 PM
    Panchen Sonam Drakpa the Fifteenth Ganden Tripa, throneholder of Ganden Monastery was a great master, writer, abbot of all monastic universities. His texts form the core curriculum for most Gelugpa monasteries. He was unique, having served as abbot of the three main Gelug monasteries – Ganden, Sera and Drepung. His collected works spans fourteen volumes, constituting the main textbooks which are used till today in the educational curriculum. His works are highly regarded and been relied on by monks to this day in Drepung Loseling and Ganden Shartse Monasteries. He worked for the welfare of others and the Dharma until he entered clear light.
    Interesting read of a GREAT Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/panchen-sonam-drakpa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 01:50 PM
    History is full of unexplained mysteries, and for some reason, we as humans tend to concentrate on the mysterious things more than the undeniable facts. I do enjoyed reading all these mysteries , unexplained and unsolved events. Every one of us might has had weird experiences, things that happen in life. Unexplained phenomena always caught the public eyes imagination. Due to some sort of supernatural connection, it could be strange sightings. Amazing of how Astronaut carving was found on a cathedral that was built 1100 years ago. A picture of a giant mystery river snake wending its way down a tropical river, in Southeast Asia . This I have read about it sometimes ago in papers. A great grandmother’s face seen in the photo of an American girl taken in her cell phone . Well these pictures were unexplained and very mysteries indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/10-global-mysterious-events.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 16. 2020 01:48 PM
    Interesting read ….Sonam Yeshe Wangpo was unmistaken incarnation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa. At such a young tulku (reincarnated lama), he was already giving teachings and inspired those present in the hall. He completed his monastic ordination under many great masters , abbots and so forth. He did travelled tremendously and giving various teachings. Throughout the journey he even composed notable verses of praise of the Dalai Lama along with many ritual liturgies. However, he entered clear light when he was only 37 years old.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/sonam-yeshe-wangpo.html

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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
1 years ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
1 years ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
1 years ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
1 years ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
1 years ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
1 years ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
1 years ago
DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
1 years ago
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
1 years ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
1 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
1 years ago
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
5 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
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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
5 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
5 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
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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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
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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
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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
7 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
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 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
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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
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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
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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.
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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