How Tibetan leadership treats a sponsor (jindak)

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All the monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery doing Lama Chopa during my first morning there. We sponsored the offerings for the monks.

All the monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery doing Lama Chopa during my first morning there. We sponsored the offerings for the monks.

There’s a topic most people find a little awkward to talk about, and that’s sponsorship in the Dharma. People find it awkward because they think money is not a very spiritual thing to discuss. Yet it is an unavoidable subject because it’s a simple fact of life in samsara – monasteries and Dharma institutions would never be able to survive without the kindness of sponsors, and if they did not have the funds. In fact, the topic of sponsorship was even addressed during the time of the Buddha himself. Through the example of his disciples like Magadha Sangmo and her father Suddatta, we have lessons on the correct attitude of a sponsor and we learn how sponsorship can become a spiritual practice. There is also sponsorship from the perspective of the recipient, which is what I am addressing here in the context of how Dharamsala and the Tibetan leadership treats their sponsors so poorly.

So for those who are studying Buddhism, at one point or another, they will have to deal with the topic of sponsorship. Hence sponsorship is something that I have been acutely aware of since the age of 11, when my connection with Dharma started through my family. Since that time, for the last 19 years, we have been sponsors for both Kechara and the monasteries in India.

Me, bottom left, with glasses and looking at the camera. As a kid, all of us (both Rinpoche and my family) had very little personal funds. We didn't even have enough to have a Dharma centre, so Rinpoche would give Dharma teachings in various people's houses. A portion of the funds raised would always be redirected to the monasteries for whatever requests they had made. Today, none of us are allowed to go to the monasteries we have raised so much sponsorship for.

Me, bottom left, with glasses and looking at the camera. As a kid, all of us (both Rinpoche and my family) had very little personal funds. We didn’t even have enough to have a Dharma centre, so Rinpoche would give Dharma teachings in various people’s houses. A portion of the funds raised would always be redirected to the monasteries for whatever requests they had made. Today, none of us are allowed to go to the monasteries we have raised so much sponsorship for.

I remember that throughout my childhood and teenage years, countless dinners and events were held to raise funds for the monasteries in India. Even at a time when all of us had very little due to the financial crash of 1997, we never stopped sponsoring the monasteries. I remember SMS blasts being sent out, with requests for us to help this or that monk with his medication, or to sponsor books or robes. I remember requests for sponsorship for buffaloes and cows, or building materials, and drives held to raise funds for medical equipment. I remember many, many opportunities to make offerings of statues as well as offering painting and jewellery for statues in the monastery.

Most of all, I remember frequent updates from Rinpoche and the monastery, telling us just how our sponsorship was being used. This is the cow your funds sponsored, this is the room that has been repainted thanks to money you donated, these are the robes being offered to the monks, these are the statues being made and these are the statues now being painted. This is the old flooring of Gaden lachi (the main prayer hall) being dug up, this is the new flooring being selected and these are contractors appointed to do the work. And here is the new flooring being delivered…so on and so forth.

Raising funds for Gaden Shartse Shabten Khang (Puja House) located in Dharamsala, North India. Take note of the date, which was two years before the Dorje Shugden ban reached its peak. Will the funds raised be returned to the sponsors? I don't think so...

Raising funds for Gaden Shartse Shabten Khang (Puja House) located in Dharamsala, North India. Take note of the date, which was two years before the Dorje Shugden ban reached its peak. Will the funds raised be returned to the sponsors? I don’t think so…

Over the years, I can safely say that together with Rinpoche, we have sponsored millions in rupees to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of India. So you must be thinking, why am I writing about this now after so many years? Because as a jindak, I wanted to express just how my lama, family and I have been treated by the anti-Shugden faction, led by Dharamsala, during this whole Dorje Shugden controversy.

You see, in the last 19 years, my family and I have been a jindak for the Tibetan monasteries. We did this both individually and through Rinpoche, supporting whatever fundraising efforts were initiated through the Kechara organisation. We did it because we believed that the monasteries really needed it, and because we had been taught that making offerings to any one of the Three Jewels is an incredibly meritorious act (and we still believe in this).

Making offerings to all of the monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. My lama, family and I have been doing this for the last 20 years. Sadly, we are no longer allowed to return to the monastery because we practise Dorje Shugden and are treated horribly despite having raised millions for the Sangha community.

Making offerings to all of the monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. My lama, family and I have been doing this for the last 20 years. Sadly, we are no longer allowed to return to the monastery because we practise Dorje Shugden and are treated horribly despite having raised millions for the Sangha community.

On a personal capacity, I have been a jindak not only with funds but with time and effort too. It would actually be inaccurate to say that I am unfamiliar with the Tibetan community. Honestly speaking, India was never a place I had any desire to travel to. Having attended a private British international school, I grew up with a pretty Eurocentric outlook. But in 2004, Rinpoche asked me to travel to India for the first time and that trip, along with subsequent ones, changed my entire world.

The last time I was in India was in early 2005, three years before the ban really picked up steam. During this time, Gaden Shartse Monastery was still whole and had not yet split in half. Because there was still relative calm, I was able to visit Sera Mey Monastery, Zongkar Choede Monastery and Gyumed Tantric College. All of these places are now out of bounds to me because I practise Dorje Shugden.

I had the great fortune to visit Gaden Shartse Monastery in the winter of 2004/2005, before the ban reached its peak and the monasteries were forced to split.

I had the great fortune to visit Gaden Shartse Monastery in the winter of 2004/2005, before the ban reached its peak and the monasteries were forced to split.

But this 2005 pilgrimage, among the many others I was able to take, really deepened my personal connection with the Buddhist faith. Visiting monastery after monastery on pilgrimage, something in my mind shifted and I realised it was among this sea of maroon that I felt most familiar and comfortable. Thus it was on this trip that I requested to become a nun.

And though I may lack an understanding of many nuances of Tibetan culture, I have always been passionate about Tibet as a whole. So although I don’t talk about it much these days, people who are close to me will be aware that for many years, while I lived in England, I campaigned for the Tibetan cause. Even after I was counselled against going, I would still sneak off to join protests because I felt that as a Tibetan Buddhist, it was my duty to speak up for the Tibetan people.

Nowadays, one of the reasons why I don’t talk about my time as a campaigner is because it’s painful. On the one hand, I feel strongly about injustices that I perceive have been committed against the Tibetan people. On the other hand, as a Dorje Shugden practitioner, I’m treated like trash by the anti-Shugden Tibetan community, to put it very bluntly.

One of numerous examples of how Rinpoche and I are treated amongst Tibetans on WeChat. People go onto my social media accounts and take old images of me prior to my ordination, and create collages to imply some kind of impropriety. Is this how the Tibetan leadership encourages their community to treat sponsors?

One of numerous examples of how Rinpoche and I are treated amongst Tibetans on WeChat. People go onto my social media accounts and take old images of me prior to my ordination, and create collages to imply some kind of impropriety. Is this how the Tibetan leadership encourages their community to treat sponsors?

I am insulted and harassed online for my faith, to the extent ‘friends’ from within the Tibetan community have told me that they are going to dissociate from me because of my faith. I have been told my lama is cheating me, that he’s a conman out to fool me. Images of me have been Photoshopped to imply there is some kind of impropriety between me and my teacher. There have been attempts to humiliate me, call me names and insult my opinions as b*****t. On WeChat, when I post things, I’m met with images of faeces, copulation, guns, daggers and such to imply that my lama and what I believe in belong at that level.

It disturbs me to think that this may actually be the true nature of the Tibetan community I spoke up for. Did I spend years fighting for the rights of a community that’s capable of backstabbing their own supporters? But then again, why should I be surprised that as a foreigner, this could happen to me when anti-Shugden Tibetans are capable of attacking their own people on the basis of their faith?

And do my years speaking up for them now mean nothing? Do the millions of rupees that I helped to raise for the Tibetan monasteries now mean nothing to them? Is this how the Tibetan leadership encourages their people to treat a jindak? And since I am a dirty Dorje Shugden practitioner who would not be welcomed in the monastery I helped to raise funds for, will the funds be reverted to me and my loved ones? Surely if I am ‘evil’, my money is ‘evil’ too. After all, why would the money be clean when the donor is not? My experience is not just limited to me by the way. Movingly, Geshe Sopa-la told me once that because of his faith, he’s not even allowed to step into the monastery that he helped to build and his words have never left me.

In fact, Geshe Sopa is not the only one treated badly although he has given his life to the monasteries. Countless other lamas and Shugden practitioners have donated hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of rupees to the monasteries they are not allowed to connect with. Gangchen Rinpoche, for example, was one of Sera Mey Monastery’s biggest benefactors until the Dorje Shugden ban came along. Tsangpa Khangtsen’s buildings, prayer hall and monk rooms were built through funds he raised. After the ban, Gangchen Rinpoche was systematically humiliated by the Tibetan leadership who used to have a page devoted to denouncing him.

Another Shugden lama, Kensur Lobsang Tharchin, established a massively successful food fund for the monks of Sera Mey. This fund provided a permanent solution to the challenge of providing food for their monks, and continues to benefit the monastery until today. Were Kensur Rinpoche alive today, one can’t help but wonder if the Tibetan leadership would treat him in the same humiliating, discriminatory way since he never gave his Dorje Shugden practice before he entered clear light.

My family has supported the community of monks in Gaden Monastery for nearly 20 years. Seen here are my aunts, my uncle, my grandfather and some friends with monks from both Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangtse College.

My family has supported the community of monks in Gaden Monastery for nearly 20 years. Seen here are my aunts, my uncle, my grandfather and some friends with monks from both Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangtse College.

I see now that my decision to give up supporting the Tibetan leadership was perhaps a justified one, because of the way my family and I have been treated despite our nearly two decades of support for the Tibetan community. It doesn’t matter how much or how often you have given; the second you have outlived your financial usefulness for the Tibetan leadership, you are no longer relevant to the powers that be in Dharamsala. At least, that’s what we have been led to think because of the treatment we as jindaks have received whereby we are rejected but our sponsorship is welcomed.

Thankfully however, this saga has also given me and other practitioners like me something else to channel our passion and funds towards, and that is the lineage, growth and spread of the Dorje Shugden practice. That is not to say we would be adverse to sponsoring the non-Shugden monasteries; in fact, we would be happy to do so, if only the leadership stopped encouraging their people to treat their jindaks so poorly. Why would I support, raise money for and speak up on behalf of a community that does its utmost best to reject me, harass me and put me down? Why support a community that rejects my friends from hotels, and refuses to sell pearls to them even though they have raised millions for the monasteries too? Why support a community where the leadership condones the branding of non-Shugden practitioners, to identify them as separate from ‘dirty’ Shugden practitioners?

Raising funds for the Protector chapel of Gaden Shartse Monastery. This fundraising drive, which has been one of many over the last 20 years, was targeted to raise 1.11 million Indian rupees.

Raising funds for the Protector chapel of Gaden Shartse Monastery. This fundraising drive, which has been one of many over the last 20 years, was targeted to raise 1.11 million Indian rupees.

The irony is that I am only practising the faith that has been taught to me by masters of the Tibetan community. It is a practice that has been handed down from generation to generation over the last 400 years. But the fact is I am not Tibetan and I don’t need to put up with this type of treatment and as far as I am concerned, I will keep my faith and take my money and efforts elsewhere since the Tibetan leadership, the same one I used to protest for, continues to treat me in this way.

At the end of the day, thanks to my lama, I am not disillusioned enough to ignore the fact there are still some incredibly holy places and practitioners in the monasteries in India and luckily, I have not lost faith in them. But while there may be holy people and places there, it cannot be denied that the leadership they are beholden to has been encouraging some very unholy activities over the last 20 years and this really, REALLY needs to stop.

In this fundraising drive, Rinpoche and his students raised RM290,000 (or 4.36 million Indian rupees) for the monastery's hospital. The Tibetan leadership will never acknowledge this type of assistance offered to their community, but will instead encourage their people to attack Shugden practitioners and sponsors. As thanks, Rinpoche and other Shugden practitioners will be harassed, abused and discriminated against. In fact, as Shugden practitioners, Rinpoche and his students would never be allowed to receive treatment from the very hospital that we raised funds for.

In this fundraising drive, Rinpoche and his students raised RM290,000 (or 4.36 million Indian rupees) for the monastery’s hospital. The Tibetan leadership will never acknowledge this type of assistance offered to their community, but will instead encourage their people to attack Shugden practitioners and sponsors. As thanks, Rinpoche and other Shugden practitioners will be harassed, abused and discriminated against. In fact, as Shugden practitioners, Rinpoche and his students would never be allowed to receive treatment from the very hospital that we raised funds for.

An appeal for funds to sponsor medical treatment for an elderly monk from Gaden Shartse Monastery, prior to the peak of the Dorje Shugden ban. Note the sign-off on the email, my mother who helped to raise millions in funds over the years.

An appeal for funds to sponsor medical treatment for an elderly monk from Gaden Shartse Monastery, prior to the peak of the Dorje Shugden ban. Note the sign-off on the email, my mother who helped to raise millions in funds over the years.

A message recently left on my wall by Yeshi Chodon, who writes on her profile that she works for the Central Tibetan Administration. Is this how the Tibetan leadership encourages their own staff to speak to sponsors?

A message recently left on my wall by Yeshi Chodon, who writes on her profile that she works for the Central Tibetan Administration. Is this how the Tibetan leadership encourages their own staff to speak to sponsors?

My beloved maternal grandmother and aunt (now Pastor Patsy) making offerings to Rinpoche. During public teachings like these, a portion of all funds raised would be donated to the monasteries.

My beloved maternal grandmother and aunt (now Pastor Patsy) making offerings to Rinpoche. During public teachings like these, a portion of all funds raised would be donated to the monasteries.

One of the many fundraising events held at a time when we had very little personal funds ourselves, to raise much needed contributions for the monasteries. Most of Rinpoche's more recent students won't even recognise this restaurant, since this event was held so long ago!

One of the many fundraising events held at a time when we had very little personal funds ourselves, to raise much needed contributions for the monasteries. Most of Rinpoche’s more recent students won’t even recognise this restaurant, since this event was held so long ago!

Young monks of Gaden Monastery receiving offerings of robes and a Manjushri statue. My lama, family and Kechara sponsored 3000 sets of robes and statues to all of the monks of Gaden Monastery. Yet, because we practise Dorje Shugden, sponsors like us are now treated like criminals although we are not.

Young monks of Gaden Monastery receiving offerings of robes and a Manjushri statue. My lama, family and Kechara sponsored 3000 sets of robes and statues to all of the monks of Gaden Monastery. Yet, because we practise Dorje Shugden, sponsors like us are now treated like criminals although we are not.

With Rinpoche at the Root Institute in Bodhgaya, making offerings of a Lama Tsongkhapa and sons statue set. Yet again another place we are no longer welcome to, although our statue offering continues to sit on their main altar.

With Rinpoche at the Root Institute in Bodhgaya, making offerings of a Lama Tsongkhapa and sons statue set. Yet again another place we are no longer welcome to, although our statue offering continues to sit on their main altar.

Another example of a WeChat message that was sent to me on a public thread, by an anti-Shugden person. With their silence, the Tibetan leadership continues to condone such behaviour and treatment of the jindaks.

Another example of a WeChat message that was sent to me on a public thread, by an anti-Shugden person. With their silence, the Tibetan leadership continues to condone such behaviour and treatment of the jindaks.

A politely-phrased comment from a former friend who I became connected to through protesting for Tibetan causes. It is sad he felt the need to tell me to leave my organisation and to label my lama as dishonest. Is it honest that the monasteries and anti-Shugden people accuse us of being so-called ghost worshippers, but they keep funds raised by these same so-called ghost practitioners?

A politely-phrased comment from a former friend who I became connected to through protesting for Tibetan causes. It is sad he felt the need to tell me to leave my organisation and to label my lama as dishonest. Is it honest that the monasteries and anti-Shugden people accuse us of being so-called ghost worshippers, but they keep funds raised by these same so-called ghost practitioners?

A not-so-polite comment also recently left on my wall. Since I am supposedly terrorist-funded, does this mean all the sponsorship my family and I raised for the monasteries is not from acceptable sources and will therefore be returned to us?

A not-so-polite comment also recently left on my wall. Since I am supposedly terrorist-funded, does this mean all the sponsorship my family and I raised for the monasteries is not from acceptable sources and will therefore be returned to us?

Someone who professes to be close to the Tibetan leadership left this comment on my wall. She deleted immediately after leaving it, probably wanting to ensure I read it but not wanting others to see the truth of what anti-Shugden people are really like.

Someone who professes to be close to the Tibetan leadership left this comment on my wall. She deleted immediately after leaving it, probably wanting to ensure I read it but not wanting others to see the truth of what anti-Shugden people are really like.

More abuse from another member of the Tibetan community. I wonder why anti-Shugden Tibetans feel it is acceptable for them to speak with a jindak in this way, while the Tibetan leadership remains silent.

More abuse from another member of the Tibetan community. I wonder why anti-Shugden Tibetans feel it is acceptable for them to speak with a jindak in this way, while the Tibetan leadership remains silent.

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Ongoing harassment from another member of the Tibetan community

After posting an image of a young Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche having lunch with a young Kyabje Zong Chocktrul Rinpoche, this reaction was posted on my wall. Is this how the Tibetan leadership encourages their people to speak about lamas?

After posting an image of a young Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche having lunch with a young Kyabje Zong Chocktrul Rinpoche, this reaction was posted on my wall. Is this how the Tibetan leadership encourages their people to speak about lamas?

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Feb 26, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    It is heart breaking, reading this article again, what Pastor Jean Ai had gone through and experience. Yet with strong determination all those abuses and attack by people whom she do not know, she did continue with her practice. Could not imagine how ungrateful the Tibetan Leadership treated the sponsor. Without the funds, sponsorship, monasteries and Dharma institutions would not able to survive for sure. Kechara organisation, and many others kind sponsors had sponsored millions to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of India. Not only that sponsoring of monk robes, books , statues , painting and jewelleries to name a few. Even changing the flooring of the monastery as well. Can imagine those sponsors go all the way to send them all those stuffs. And have raised so much sponsorship for them and had donated yearly in fact or when they asked for. And now none of them are allowed to go to the monasteries any more . All because they had practised Dorje Shugden’s practice. Countless other lamas and Shugden practitioners had raised funds for the monasteries too and they too were not allowed to have connection with. Sad ….there is no religious freedom at all. By now after decades , I do hope the Tibetan Leadership will lift the ban on Dorje Shugden for a better peaceful communities. May more read this post for a better understanding of what happening in the Tibetan Leadership and those in exile living in India.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for speaking up for the Tibetan people and for those Dorje Shugden practitioners .

  2. Edwin Tan on Feb 26, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    It is nice to see this post again after so many years. Was reading my comments I left back in 2017. Although I do not feel as strongly as I felt last time about getting back the statues and donations we and our Guru made, I still feel being human, we should treat everyone with respect, and if there are differences in opinions, to discuss and talk through and make sense to one another, rather than hurling abusive languages.

    It is sad reading such terrible comments by people on even high Lamas . I pity their petty minds and hearts.

    I will definitely keep the donations strong to support our cause.

    Thank you.

  3. Kunchok Palden on Feb 26, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai,

    You said very well and truth about all these. And I am not surprised they saying how to be good and bad. They are the one who always makes problems and always divided even in their own family. They should have to thanks to sponsors instead they always make problems to sponsors and they taking about compassion. If they have even little bit compassion they should have to stop make cry their own people first. Everyone knows what is Dharma and what is Karma. So instead of saying to others, they have to know better if do bad Karma always come back no matter whoever.

    Thank you for this massage and article.???

  4. Valentina Suhendra on Dec 9, 2018 at 10:40 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


  5. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 27, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Dear friends,

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

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

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

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

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

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

    亲爱的朋友们,

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

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

    以下附上英文、中文和藏文的祈愿文。

    愿你平安,常受庇护和加持。

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切

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

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

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

  6. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 11:09 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

  7. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 24, 2018 at 2:38 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

  8. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 12, 2018 at 12:31 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. Edward Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 9:21 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 25, 2018 at 3:11 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

  11. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:00 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

  12. Joy Kam on Jul 20, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

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  14. Carmen K on May 1, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    A powerful and logical article, to question something so fundamental in institutions that rely on sponsorships and donations. It is simply amazing, that on one hand, anti shugden groups/institutions can accept sponsorship from all kinds, but on the other hand, disparage the very people that have supported and contributed to the growth/building/development/maintenance of the organisation/monastery.

    It’s bewildering how this can happen, and also somewhat embarrassing for the anti-dorje-shugden factions to have to be questioned to this extent due to the segregations and discrimination they have caused.

    I also heard a story, that in the Tibetan Settlement in Mundgod, there are 2 very holy stupas, one of H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and one of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. They are side by side. Although both non-DS and Dorje Shugden practitioners had both raised funds for its refurbishment, the DS practitioners of the area, are not allowed to visit and pay homage to the stupas. WHY?

    The ban has resulted in some very ridiculous fragmentation and discrimination of practising Buddhists, especially in Tibetan communities. To the TIbetan Leadership who can make a difference, why and for how long, do we have to continue like this?

  15. wan wai meng on Mar 12, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Occurrence such as Tibetans taking sponsors money, and then later ostracizing Dorje Shugden practitioners and lamas, is common place and has happened.

    If Shugden people who did Shugden practice are demon worshippers, then so is their resources, money tainted by the worst corruption ever, so why does any pure dharma lineage, institution or monasteries would want to associate with such negative resources.

    Anti Shugde people have called us with the worst names, killers, butchers, arms dealers etc, so in Dharma we are not supposed to accept funds that are from unwholesome. So why not return all such corrupted resources?

  16. CindyH on Mar 2, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Talking about one’s sponsorships toward anything, would not be easy, especially when those sponsorships were given freely, sincerely and without any expectation of returns. However, when not speaking up would perpetuate more harm, it would not be right to stay silent. Imagine having given unstintingly of your time and your energy to fundraise and sponsor only to be discriminated, harassed, put down and even abused. Yet it was endured and but for the situation getting worse each day, even to the extent of those who have benefitted, belting out disrespect, abuse and vulgarities towards erudite Tibetan Lamas, Pastor Jean Ai would not be compelled to bring to light such grave injustice and blatant exploitation of the kindness of people masterminded by the Tibetan leadership. After all, it is only fair that the real situation and full picture be made known to sponsors and potential donors alike.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for bringing to light this loaded issue and raising awareness in hopes of bringing about the cessation of the discrimination and the distasteful exploitation.

  17. Martin on Mar 1, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Pastor Jean Ai, It’s good of you to write about this, not to embarrass the Tibetan people but as a means to stop this bullying that the Tibetan leadership in exile (whose example is followed by the Tibetan people) has become known for.

    Everywhere you go it’s common to see sign centres that appeal for funds for the Tibetan struggle and the people of the world have compiled generously. It is also ironic that on the one hand the Tibetan people depend solely on kind sponsors (regardless of race, nationality and religion) but once they have taken the money they regard the same sponsors badly on the basis of skin colour (calling Caucasian people by all kinds of names), nationality (everyone of Chinese ancestry is an enemy and a pig notwithstanding the fact that 50 million Chinese people are not citizens of China) and religion (regarding Buddhist who propitiate the ancient dharma Protector Dorje Shugden as demons and traitors).

    Why accept the help and then bite the hand that provides the help? What does it say about the people? Perhaps not all Tibetan people are like that but most standby and watch as their compatriots dig Tibetan credibility into a hole.

    And now we see that even the monastic institution synonymous with the holy name of Lama Tsongkhapa the Second Buddha defames itself by its practice of bigotry and discrimination. Such actions fly on the face of what Ganden is supposed to symbolise and represent.

    The bottom line is this – all are toeing the official line of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) who is now infamous for its religious persecutions even as it accuses China of same. This is a clear case of poor leadership that’s leading the Tibetan people down the road into infamy and insignificance.

  18. Joy on Feb 28, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Reading all the Tibetan comments and replies is really appalling and you will never have thought or expect this from society that is Buddhist, that teaches and supposedly practices loving compassion? It sure shows us their true colours and that they really do not practice anything. In fact they sound like they are no different from the Chinese dogs they curse us to be so much. They are exactly if not worst than their enemies because they claim to be “Buddhist”. How can a Buddhist and a Dalai Lama representative speak in such horrific manner.

    What’s more disgusting is their vulgarities towards their own Tibetan Lamas… really really disgusting and low. Have they no shame and do they not hold anything sacred? Not even their tradition and customs? This is certainly NOT advice from the Tibetan Leadership, this has been encouraged, cheered on, and probably even taught on how they should treat Dorje Shugden people. And to think Pastor Jean Ai and family helped and donated so much, this is really too much. Too much coming from a society that is suppose to be teaching us loving compassion.

    It just proves to the world that perhaps Tibetan Buddhism sold to the west and the world by the Central Tibetan Administration is just another ticket to fatten up their own pockets. They have made Tibetan Buddhism a commercial campaign to milk money from the world without having to much for themselves. When you think about it what have the Tibetan Leadership done for India after being in India land for so long. How have they improve India in anyway? Have they helped them economically, built anything for India, any infrastructure, any invention… what have they given to India? They only gave India what India gave them… Buddhism and yet now they are trashing it to the mud with their disgusting behaviour and representation. The Buddha predicted that Buddhism will be destroyed not from the outside but from the inside…I take that to mean from withing its own people who do not practice it but just wear the label = Buddhist or Dalai Lama supporter. How very sad indeed, how very tragic.

    This post has so much evidences that there is a huge discrimination, abuse and ban on Shugden practitioners worldwide and this really has got to stop. Tibetan Leaders and the west who are ignorant should stop deceiving the world and lying about how good or how in desperate need they are for help, aid. Why should anyone waste another cent for such ungratefulness. This is definitely not how you treat people and definitely not people who sponsored and helped you/your monasteries/your people/your community. This horrible attitude of the Tibetans that keep taking and never giving back, some more curse you must stop. Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing such details and to show the world the cruel injustice you and many Shugdenpas experienced on a daily basis.

  19. Lew on Feb 27, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    It is indeed very sad to see this is happening. It is never good to mix politics with religion. Many would have thought that Buddhism taught us to be kind & forgiving, but this is the ugly truth when people in power want to use religion to control over others.

    Buddhism is about encompassing. It is never about segregation and discrimination. But CTA has conveniently use religion to manipulate their people to hate each other. This is totally against Buddhism, and against basic human rights. There are already so much negativity about religions and Buddhism. Why create more and divert people from becoming spiritual?

    I pray this ban and segregation will come to an end very soon.

  20. Sharon Ong on Feb 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Dear Pastor Jean Ai,

    I applaud your courage to speak up on this matter. It saddens me to read that after all that you have done, the very people you were trying your best to support and help have not only turned their backs on you but have maliciously attacked you online, slandering you, your lama and your religious practice. Their very jaundiced view of Dorje Shugden practice has probably stunted the proliferation of Dharma and their own country’s independence as these anti-Shugdenpas have used their precious resources to incite hatred and spread wrong views, instead of focusing what’s important such as their own spiritual development, the spread of Buddhism and regaining their own country.

    I pray that this Shugden controversy will end immediately and allow the divide to unite.

    Thank you for this honest write-up, Pastor Jean Ai.

  21. Pastor David Lai on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Dear Pastor Jean Ai,
    I read a lot of nostalgia, faith and tinge with sadness in your posts about the past and about the past and especially about the current times. Its with heavy heart to imagine how Tibetans can justify their vulgarities in the name of the ban or the Dalai Lama. I was especially appalled by how some of them would say about the lineage lamas like that.

    It’s incredible putdown and shocking to see how they justify that this is correct in the name of the ban. It’s incredible even as a non-Tibetan Ani, you are subject to so much abuse. It was enlightening and poignant article and thank you Ani-la Jean Ai for giving us insight into the situation as a sponsor. On the other hand, I rejoice to see how you basically grew up in the Dharma and have been one way or another involved in the Dharma since childhood. Its fruitioning of good karma from previous lives.

  22. Freon on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Dear Pastor Jean Ai,

    Reading through this article, it is very sad and angry to see how the CTA could do this to their sponsors. To me, it they are so good, raise fund themselves and benefits the monasteries. Some of the facilities in the monastery was raised by Dorje Shugden’s people, since they ban the Dorje Shugden people, why not they don’t use the facilities that was built by Dorje Shugden people? Have courage to leave or return the facilities to Dorje Shugden people than.

    I am sorry to see how people “bullied” you in social media whenever you posted about Dorje Shugden, and, it is sad to see even some friend have leave you because of the ignorance of this ban. I salute you for your courage to stand up and talk to bring the truth to people and to protect our Lama.

    This ban has causes so many harm to people. Not even influence on Tibetan but people who wanted to be in Tibetan Buddhism, will get more confuse by this ban.

    On the other hand, i notice on how Rinpoche say update the sponsors. It reminded me on we need to treat our sponsors well and update them. Not take for granted their money, by updating them about their sponsor, it will pull them to dharma too.

    Thank you for the write up

    Best regards
    Freon

  23. Lum Kok Luen on Feb 23, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Dear Pastor Jean Ai,

    Thank you for sharing all these really enriching experience. Before reading this article, I didn’t know that you and your family went through so much “abuse” just because we practice DS.

    It goes to show that despite all the teachings, refuge vows that so many have taken in front of the Three Jewels, they have not really transformed their minds and this is expressed through their actions and words. Really, really sad and disgusting.

    Budddhism teaches us to be kind and compassionate to ALL beings. But here it clearly demonstrates that humans have a long, long, long journey to go.

    Do not be disheartened. This, to me, motivates us more in that it gives us more wisdom and broadens our mind that even the very people close to us will turn around one day and become an “enemy”.

    Fret not, as we have our ever loving and compassionate Protector with us and He will be with us until Enlightenment.

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai.

    Lum Kok Luen

  24. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche and his Malaysian students (including Pastor Jean Ai and her family) have sponsored millions of rupees to help support the Indian Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in one way or another over the last 19 years. Being Buddhists, the sponsors believed that the monasteries really needed the funds and it is taught that making offerings to any one of the Three Jewels is tremendously meritorious.

    But events took an ugly turn against Shugden sponsors . When the ban on Shugden practice was strictly enforced by the Tibetan leadership from around 2008, all Shugden practitioners were barred from visiting all these monasteries. This meant that all these monasteries that had been enjoying the benefits of the funds raised painstakingly and with much great effort and given to them by sponsors which included Shugden practitioners, now suddenly shut their doors on their Shugden benefactors!

    Furthermore, in a bewildering twist of events,followig the Tibetan leadership’s enforcement of the ban, the recipients of these benefits from these monasteries began attacking their Shugden benefactors and sponsors even online, levying all kinds of insults against them and defaming them, as can be seen from this article.

    What a way to return kindness!

    Just think how compassionate Shugden Lamas, like Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche, who had made huge contributions to the monasteries in the form of building Ladrangs, prayer halls and monks ‘ quarters and the like, are now being ostracised and persecuted, insulted and defamed online by the recipients of this sponsorship , just for holding steadfastly to their practice of Shugden, given to them by their root gurus!

    How can the Tibetan leadership and these recipients hold on to these benefits on the one hand, and at the same time, insult, discriminate and persecute the benefactors , on the other hand!

    Thank you P Jean Ai for sharing your experiences as a sponsor in this article.

  25. Anne Ong on Feb 22, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing your sad and unfortunate experiences with your family about how you were badly treated by those anti shugden people. It’s very unfair and prejudice for the Tibetan leadership to only want sponsorship and then reject people who are Dorje Shugden practitioners. This is really hypocritical.
    I’m sorry to say that similar things are happening with my closest dharma friends. Many of these friends are not willing to acknowledge this ban and try to lift their finger to do social media to help lift the ban. I’m not being bias or self praise just because i’m doing the social media for the ban. These people are very committed and devouted to the Dorje Shugden statue on their altar at home, and overlooked the facts that Rinpoche needs the students/members for support. And the many good things that comes along with mind transformation and sincere guru devotion._/\_

  26. Julia Tan on Feb 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing the truth on how you being treated by the anti-shugden people and the Tibetan leadership. I feel really disgusting reading those rude messages that they sent to you. You are doing the right thing Pastor Jean Ai for speaking up. Those who are receiving the fund is always easier than those you has gone out there to raise the fund. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche constantly gave talk and he offered up the offerings (cash) back to his mother monastery. Putting in so much of effort, not that wanted any recognition but at least do not put people down until this level. The worse thing is Pastor Jean Ai and her family are not allowed to enter these monasteries.

    CTA claimed that we pray to GHOST, How can those prayed to the “ghost” behaved more kind, sincere and nice than those who are anti- Dorje Shugden. The Tibetan leadership and the anti-shugden people claimed that they are nice and holy. But they constantly made up stories, said disgusting things to put down the Dorje Shugden Lamas like H.H. Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Zong Rinpoche, H.H. Ganchen Rinpoche, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and any more. So much kindness that H.H. Trijang Rinpoche has been given to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama. He nurtured and given H.H. the education, initiations, love and care, but now he’s being treated this way.

    The Dorje Shugden ban is a disaster to Tibet, to dharma and to humanity. The CTA is shutting the door for themselves. They chase the Dharma away. As those who are holding the lineage, these are the pure lamas that will continue to practice Dorje Shugden and grow.

  27. Yeo Kwai Gin on Feb 22, 2017 at 1:38 am

    感恩仁波切和邝仁爱讲法师的分享 !

    看完这篇文章后, 我的心情很沉重和心痛, 多杰雄登修持者在这20年以来开始就被歧视, 不友善对待, 伤害,破坏家园。在文章里, 讲法师被朋友在网上绝交(只因为讲法师是雄登修持者),被丑化, 被脏言怒骂等等, 只因是” 多杰雄登修持者 ” 。那是多么的无辜和无奈和心痛 !

    在邝仁爱讲法师提到的, 赞助大德一直以来供养了庞大的资源如金钱, 修理佛堂, 建医疗中心,供养佛像等等, 让寺院里的僧人拥有舒适的地方和足够的资源修行, 但是为何只有了多杰雄登的争论课题, 西藏中央政府要严厉的把 “修持雄登者” 和” 无修持雄登者”严重的隔离呢?

    一直以来, 所有修持多杰雄登法门的高僧大德如帕绷卡仁波切, 赤江仁波切, 宋仁波切, 刚坚仁波切, 詹杜固仁波切等等都是无私的不断弘扬佛法, 把宗喀巴大师的传承与佛法传播到世界每一个角落, 利益众生 !而且, 很多修持雄登的高僧还一直转世回来继续祂们的宏愿呢 !

    修持多杰雄登法门保护我们和帮助减轻或去除我们的障碍,让我们在灵修的路上更加快速的达到成就 !

    希望尊贵的达赖尊者,西藏中央政府和有关当局可以尽早把”多杰雄登争论课题”解决, 因为还没出现这课题之前, 大家都是一样的和谐共处,一起辩论佛法,一起参加法会, 一起开心的生活。

    愿尊贵的达赖尊者与尊贵的上师詹仁波切健康长寿,吉祥如意, 愿雄登课题可以尽早解决, 世界和平 !

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    感恩合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

  28. KarenC on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for speaking up for so many other mistreated sponsors. What you have wrote are very logical. For the past 2 decades, CTA has never stop to pollute the young and innocent mind of their own people with hate campaigns, books publishing, social media trolls and etc. What good does it serve for the CTA to continue to carry on all these negativities? Imagine they diverted all the energy, effort, money and talents on building up their country?

    Instead of using the public platform to promote harmony, CTA forced dharma centres around the world to participate in their discrimination, separation, schism, and policy of marginalisation of dorje shugden practitioners.

    I read about Panglung Rinpoche and Gangchen Rinpoche has also kindly sponsored the hospital and one of the khamtsen in Sera Mey. However after the ban, both Rinpoche are not welcomed to use them. There’s not even a signage erected to thank the sponsor for building such facilities for the monks just because the sponsor is dorje shugden practitioner. It’s really illogical, unethical and ungrateful of these Sanghas (i’m sorry) to treat their sponsors like that. There’s a Chinese saying “过河拆桥” meaning after you get something from someone and you just dump that person because he/she is no longer useful.

    Many of the conditions in Monasteries especially in India are quite bad, due to lack of funding, problems like monks suffer from malnutrition, medical problems, lack of facilities, education not in place etc would arise and all these factors contributed to the downfall of a monastery and it would directly affect the upholding of the lineage.

    CTA please stop being in denial and lift the Dorje Shugden ban!

  29. jerry_sito on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    感谢讲法师您的分享,

    我们接触佛法,就是选择了踏上一条能够引领我们获得证悟与脱离娑婆世界的道路,我们开始学习忏悔与累积功德,寻找内心的一份安定来看清六道轮回之苦。佛法在任何的情况下永远都不应该成为是伤害他人的“工具”。

    感到非常的无奈是,许多的佛法功德主,慷慨的布施,维修伟大的佛法寺院,供养僧侣,并没有要求回报,却反之受到来自与所帮助的对象对功德主咆哮,威胁与出言攻击等等,我想这是大大地违背了佛陀的教诲与教义。

    我的想法是,如果抛开了“多杰雄登”护法的议题,今天有一个人对你好,或是刚好在你很需要帮忙的时候,有一个人雪中送碳地给予了无私的帮助,那么明天,后天,将来… 即使这一个人无论他选择了自己的人生道路该往那一个方向走,或是他选择信仰任何的宗教等等,当你再遇见他的时候,我们都的记得与感恩当初他的那一份恩惠,因为懂得感恩是人类最基本的礼仪,今天也许因为某些状况,政治因素,宗教等等,产生彼此意见不合,也并不代表你可以忘记了当初的那一份恩惠,你当然可以选择安静,或是你当然拥有发言的自由权,但是要用一种善巧与友善的方式来沟通与讨论彼此的意见不合,但是倘若就这样出恶言攻击,威胁等等,这未免有点忘恩负义与太没有道理了吧。

    谢谢
    Jerry

  30. Sock Wan on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    This is just one of the many cases where Dorje Shugden practitioners are isolated, discriminated and insulted. It is amazing how people don’t value the quality of a person but pass judgement based on one’s belief. For Pastor Jean Ai she has been a great supporter to Free Tibet cause and a sponsor to the monastery. As soon as she revealed her Dorje Shugden practice, some of her Tibetan friends do not want to have anything to do with her anymore, she is made fun of on social media platform, she is not welcomed to the monastery anymore. Didn’t Buddha teach us to be compassionate and be tolerant to differences? Didn’t Buddha teach to be polite and gentle? These so-called Buddhists used vulgar words on Dorje Shugden practitioners, create separation and conflict among the Buddhists.

    If you go to a Dorje Shugden monastery, you will realise what they teach in the monastery is no different to those non-Dorje Shugden monastery because both are teaching Buddha’s doctrine. If the teachings are the same, how can Dorje Shugden be a cult or a spirit worshopping religion? Bear mind, all lamas who are practising Dorje Shugden are students of renowned masters like Pabongkha Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, etc. Many of them are lineage holders and have received authentic Buddha’s teachings from great masters.

    The ban not only affect existing Dorje Shugden practitioners, it affects the future of potential Dharma practitioners too. Some people would rather not pursuing Dharma practice because they are greatly confused by the ban and find the controversy rather disturbing, they don’t know what is real what is not real.

    It is normal everyone has their preferences, they should be encouraged to stick with their belief as long as their belief is one that bring peace to themselves and others. Tibetan leadership should examine how much damage the ban has caused to their community and do something about it. Without unity among the Tibetan people, their cause will not be successful.

  31. William Chua on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    As the saying goes” Don’t bite the hands that feed you”, the CTA is definitely an ungrateful group who does not treat their sponsors well. Even if we have opposing views on our spiritual beliefs, they should at least be civilised. They will never return the sponsorship to those sponsors who are DS practitioners. I wonder whether they do acknowledge these sponsors who sponsored the floors in Jangtse and the hospital?

    All have been brain washed by the CTA to just blindly follow. Where is the proof that DS practitioners are sponsored by China? They just accuse without any facts and to stir up reaction. The CTA has reduced their fight for an independent Tibet to an autonomous region within China from 1959 and always place the blame on Dorje Shugden. It is just an excuse to deviate from their inefficient government.

    Thank you Pastor Jean AI for voicing out. You voice means a lot.

  32. Wylfred Ng on Feb 21, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    谢谢邝仁爱讲法师的分享。

    首先我想要随喜仁波切、邝仁爱讲法师及家人在过去二十年来对佛法的捐助和贡献。 通过仁波切的捐助寺院得以继续传授及弘扬佛法。

    不过非常讽刺的是在多杰雄登禁令开始后, 仁波切、邝仁爱讲法师、及很多修持多杰雄登的高僧和僧侣都不被允许回到原本属于的寺院。 原因无别—就是多杰雄登禁令。
    多杰雄登的影响层面非常广, 不只是选择修持或不修持而已。 选择继续修习多杰雄登法门, 那你就得准备被排挤、不可以参加一些寺院的法会、不可以在一些商店买东西、不可以在医院接受治疗、不可以和不修习多杰雄登的家人见面、 最严重的就是受到死亡威胁。

    仁波切和邝仁爱讲法师在禁令之前曾经捐助过很多寺院, 甚至在遭受亚洲金融风暴, 大家都在财务上受到严重影响的时候还是继续捐助寺院。 为的就只是为弘扬佛法献出一份绵力。 不过在多杰雄登禁令过后, 仁波切再也不准回到自己的寺院。 而且过去对于寺院所做出的贡献和捐助都被遗忘了。

    很多宗教, 包括佛教都教我们学习感恩。 不过在多杰雄登禁令中, 感恩这个字是可以完完全全被忽略, 如果你是多杰雄登修持者, 任何情面都没得讲。 这就是多杰雄登禁令所带来的深远影响。

    愿达赖尊可以在这个禁令中发声, 为所有多杰雄登修持者给予一个很好的交代。 也愿这个无理的禁令可以快点被解除。 停止这些多杰雄登禁令所带来的乱象。

    谢谢

  33. Samfoonheei on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Cannot imagine that the Tibetan leadership does not appreciate and show gratitude to those sponsor (jindak).Feeling sad disappointed as its Kecharas that have sponsored them 3000 sets of robes and statues to all of the monks of Gaden Monastery to name a few.Yet the jindaks were treated so badly denied services to hotel and are not allowed to revisit the monasteries that the jindaks sponsored.The Jindaks were also verbally abused in social media.All these happened just because of the practicing of Dorje Shugden as their choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche,Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai for sharing.
    Hope more people will be aware of this discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners world wide.

  34. Francisco on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:31 am

    One thing I think I understand about the anti-shugden people, is that they are filled with ignorance, they are weak minded, they are not thinking by themselfs, they are not listening to the words of The Buddha…one thing I learned from the words of The Buddha himself was – “Do not blindly believe what I say, experience it for yourself” – The Buddha, himself, told to not blindly believe what he said… THE BUDDHA!! is there anyone above The Buddha in this earth? … no, there isn’t, so they should follow the example of The Buddha himself, by not blindly believing what someone else said about Dorje Shugden practitioners, they should think for themselfs, they should look at what Dorje Shugden practitioners do, speak, act, etc. If Dorje Shugden practitioners do practice the precepts, do spread love and kindness, do spread peace and compassion, are helping people in need, respect others independently of their religious beliefs, faith, status,etc, than they are helping people!! Helping, respecting, spreading love and kindness… Anti-Shugden’s Wake Up!!!

    I can’t even imagine (I mean I can imagine, just by seeing what the anti-shugden’s do and say about those who are very directly connected to them, helped them in times of need, and who follow, as themselfs, the path laid by The Buddha), what these anti-shugden people would say or do to hindus for example, who have thousands if not millions of gods!! would these anti-shugden first inform themselfs about each and every one god before talking to an hindu person…. I guess not…

    If that’s the way you anti-shugden wanna teach the worldly beings how to be and act… guess what… they already know, because, hatred is everywhere in this planet, and guess what… many people in this world are masters of hate, you would have a long way to get to their level of hate, but guess what else… you are already doing it… and yet, you have time to stop that hate and start love! spread love, peace, kindness, compassion and respect… and one day the world might change 🙂
    hate creates hate, love creates love, only with love can hate be dissipated, so let the love seed inside you grow and flourish, spread that love, and one day there might be a huge beautiful garden! 🙂

    And guess what anti-shugden’s, before taking false conclusions, you know what my religion is? – is love and compassion… you know what I practice? – I practice love, peace, kindness and compassion.

    Dorje Shugden practitioners, Kechara house, buddhists, non-buddhists, all who have love and kindness, please don’t stop and don’t be afraid of being true to yourselfs.

    Thank you Ani Lobsang Pema – Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai and Tsem Rinponche for putting this article up.
    Thank you, and may love, peace, kindness and compassion be with you at all times.

  35. graceleong on Feb 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    The messages against Rinpoche, Dorje Shugden High Lamas and DS practitioners are appalling !!! It is heart breaking to see the amount of degeneration in the minds of the human race; can’t even isolate it to just Tibetan Buddhism. All done in the name of “protecting” people from an “evil deity” ?? It is so bizarre !
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing your journey. Thank you for not being put off by all the bad experiences you have had to go through. Thank you for having the tenacity to continue with your practice despite all the obstacles and benefiting many . Your sharing may have raised some disgusting emotions towards the anti-Shugden, but the truth though painful to digest ought to be told.
    Everyone has a right to choose which side they prefer to be in – to practice Dorje Shugden or not to practice, there is no need to discriminate those who choose to practice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for showing and emphasising the path of the Middle Way; we practice Dorje Shugden and we still respect His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but we persistently and humbly ask for the ban to come down. Thank you Rinpoche for your Wisdom and Compassion . With folded hands.

  36. Mingwen on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    It’s fine for everyone to have our own faith, beliefs, freedom of speech. Everyone can give suggestions on everything but WHY does ot need to be accompany with vulgar words, baseless descriptions and FAKE & edited images / memes from the original ones for a negative purpose which is to defame another person.

    If anyone really has evidences about the negative effects of practising the Dharma Protector,Dorje Shugden. Kindly share it out, if it’s true, it can benefit a lot of people. But if there’re ain’t, please behave, have some respect for the others and save some dignities for oneself.

    Be a real Buddhist, practice well and has wisdom. Stop funding hate but create love and invest in peace.

    Thank you, Pastor Jean Ai for sharing your personal experiences.

  37. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Feb 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    These are very sad incidents where Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, Pastor Jean Ai, her family members and many Kechara members had sponsored much of their funds, energies, efforts and time to help and support the monasteries in India for the past 19 years and yet, they are currently being treated by Tibetan leaders and community as No. 1 enemies because of practising Dorje Shugden. Our humans’ long revolution history has proven that everyone has the rights to be protected by legislative laws and regulations in every country and up to now, we do not see the discrimination against one’s religion practice is legalized in any of the rules and regulations set by any country. Yet, we are seeing a backward direction from Tibetan leaders and community where discrimination, hatred, vulgarity, humiliation and other forms of negative comments can be applied to those who are practising Dorje shugden. This should not happen in the Buddhists’ community in the first place as it goes against the Buddha’s teachings fundamentally and further more, instead of repaying the sponsors with kindness and appreciation, the sponsors are badly treated by Tibetan community in return.

    I sincerely pray that H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and Tibetan leaders will end the sufferings and discrimination endured by many Shugden’s practitioners by lifting the ban of Dorje Shugden soonest possible. May all Buddhists united as one big Dharma family and spread the Buddhadharma to the 10 directions for the benefits of all sentient beings in this life and many future lifetimes.

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting the article and thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing the real happenings in order to bring the awareness of the current fate faced by many Shugden’s practitioners.

    With folded hands,
    kin hoe

    • Dorji on Feb 21, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      It is really disheartening that some thugs of Tibetan’s does so in order to humiliate the sponsorship. How dare they Post a Rinpoche being a gay partner to another Rinpochoe. Shame on them!! Buddhist religion teach us to show compassion and love towards others. I am a Buddhist and in my country, we respect and pay homage to the sponsorship’s. Don’t be dishearten in what they are doing, instead have a heart to forgive and give your donation to other monasteries around the world
      Respect should be given as well as should be earned. From my point you earned your respect. Great Lama will never preach others to do a wrong thing, they simply want a peace and joy to all sentient beings. Keep on doing your job no matter what others say as I appreciate your job and am proud to say that as a nun you have a tolerance to bear and still does a good deeds. Kencho sum Thugje ziig to anim!!

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  38. Pastor Henry Ooi on Feb 20, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    What Pastor Jean Ai wrote I can attest to, having the great fortune to be one of Tsem Rinpoche’s students and the merit to have visited the monasteries with the many jindak from Kechara. The monks in the monasteries are not at fault for the segregation because of the ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden. The Tibetan leaderships, CTA, are the culprits. It is very true that now they label Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara as so called ‘devil’ worshipper. Since that being their accusation, CTA should order the monasteries to return all the sponsored money, religious items and materials. Better still, CTA should give the sponsored money to the monasteries and order them to return to Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara. And CTA should reimburse the monasteries for their ‘loss.’ But no, the CTA representatives sit in their office and do nothing to help the monasteries. Instead they spend time and money plotting to separate Tibetans who refuse to give up on Dorje Shugden. And they can spend money to produce a recent video against Dorje Shugden. They use Dorje Shugden as a scapegoat to distract Tibetans from their (CTA) failure as a government who promised their people the return of their motherland. So sad, more so for those Tibetans who have wool pulled over their eyes by CTA.

  39. Ugyen Norbu on Feb 20, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    If people just treating you as terrorist just you leave..because it shows their real heart of practitioners of their part…. From my point you are really doing great to help Tibet but they are tooly taking their sense in all negative..in other way you are came to be god n God have sent you to help other in a way of Buddhist..

  40. Edwin Tan on Feb 20, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Dear Pastor Jean Ai,

    It is really saddening to see the anti-Shugden protests going on, humiliation to Dorje Shugden practitioners, hate mails, hate comments etc… while at the same time, still receiving sponsorships from the very same people these haters “abused”.

    I tend to agree with you, if they feel so strongly about our so-called “evilness”.. why don’t they return all the donations made? Why don’t they reflect what they are “fighting” for is just? Why don’t they separate whatever was sponsored and created from the donations and return them to Shuden practitioners?

    Importantly, they hate HE Tsem Rinpoche, what about the many Lord Tsongkapa or Vajrayogini statues His Eminence donated to the monasteries? Why accept them on their altar only to abuse and hurt our Guru?

    It is really time for them to wake up, and leave the faith of our choice to us. time will tell and prove to them.

    Thank you for the article. I truly hope the Tibetan Leadership will read, digest and understand.

  41. Sharon on Feb 20, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Why focus on hate? Pls enlighten.

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Feb 20, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Sharon,

      Thanks for your comment! I believe your question would be better directed at the Tibetan leadership in Dharamsala 🙂

      I don’t hate them and in fact, I feel sad about this whole thing. It shouldn’t have to be this way, but they really hate us Dorje Shugden practitioners and our religious beliefs. As a result of this, the Tibetan leadership has actively discriminated against us for the last 20 years…but during that time, they were also okay to take our money!

      So this is being posted to highlight their double standards in accepting our funds yet treating their sponsors in such a negative and shameful manner, and to raise awareness of this ongoing discrimination against us.

      Thank you!

  42. Mark on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:41 am

    This is disgusting. When will this stop?

    • Tsem Rinpoche on Feb 20, 2017 at 11:03 am

      This the reason we are posting about this in order to create awareness so it will stop. We wish H.H. the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people no ill-will but we are requesting them to please stop all the negative ‘advises’ and condemnation against our Dorje Shugden religious choice. No religious or secular leader should make any negative comments against any religion or spiritual path in this day and age. We must learn from the past already.

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    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:15 PM
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    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html

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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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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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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    5 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    5 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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    5 years ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    5 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    6 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    7 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    7 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    7 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    7 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 weeks ago
Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Wesak Day Celebration in Penang!Buddha's Bathing Ritual. 22/5/2024 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 weeks ago
Wesak Day Celebration in Penang!Buddha's Bathing Ritual. 22/5/2024 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
1 month ago
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
1 month ago
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
1 month ago
11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
2 months ago
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
2 months ago
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
2 months ago
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
3 months ago
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
3 months ago
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
5 months ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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