Bojo Jinul: Uniter of Korean Buddhism

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Jinul Puril Bojo Daesa (1158-1210) was a famous Korean Buddhist monk ordained in the Seon (Zen) and Chan traditions. Better known as Bojo Jinul or Bojo Chinul, he was also a writer and philosopher-reformer. He is best known for combining the teachings of various Korean Buddhist sects known as the Nine Mountain Schools of Seon (Zen) into one single order known as the Jogye Order. His unification efforts gave rise to a strong and cohesive Buddhist society in Korea.

The teachings in the Jogye Order originate from Korean Pure Land Buddhism, the Lotus Sutra-based Tiantai schools, Yogachara Buddhism, as well as the Flower-Garland school of Buddhism. However, Jinul envisioned the teachings as all coming from a single source. Thus, the Jogye Order combines the essence of the teachings from each of the different schools while maintaining traditional Seon Buddhist meditations as its central practice.

In Korea, the Jogye Order is the only tradition that is practised. This sets Korea apart from Japan where there are many different branches and sects.

 

Early Life

Bojo Jinul began life as Jeong. In 1173, at the age of 15, he left his family and joined the Sagulsan School, one of the Nine Mountain Schools of Seon Buddhism. He received his ordination name of Jinul from his guide and teacher, Master Jonghwi.

At the age of 24, Jinul passed the monks’ royal examination, which opened the door for him to become a chief monk or take on higher official positions in the monastery. However, he turned down the opportunity to advance his status and instead decided to head north so that he could join the Seon Sangha in Bojesa Temple in Pyongyang city.

During his time at the Bojesa Temple, he tried to form a retreat community where its members would focus on meditation and wisdom, or developing samadhi and prajna. However, the Bojesa Temple Sangha were not interested so Jinul decided to move to Cheongwonsa Temple at Changpyeong.

Bomunsa Temple on Mount Hagasan where Jinul studied the entire Tripitaka

Bomunsa Temple on Mount Hagasan where Jinul studied the entire Tripitaka. Click to enlarge.

At Cheongwonsa Temple, Jinul threw himself into the study of the scriptures and gained his first awakening, or realisation, through “The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch”. Re-energised, he once again made an effort to form a retreat community.

In 1185, Jinul travelled to Bomunsa Temple on Mount Hagasan where he studied the entire Tripitaka and the Avatamsaka Sutra for the next three years. He had his second realisation while he was studying the “Appearance of the Tathagathas” chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra.

 

Establishing the Retreat Community and Other Works

In 1188, during the reign of King Myeongjong, Jinul’s dream of creating a retreat community finally came true while he was staying at Geojosa Temple. Named The Retreat Community of Samadhi (meditation) and Prajna (wisdom), the community’s goal was to gather pure-minded practitioners to lead a disciplined life of practice and meditation deep in the mountains.

A spectacular scenery near Sangmujam Hermitage where Bojo Jinul was said to have stayed and practiced for three years

The spectacular scenery near Sangmujuam Hermitage where Bojo Jinul is said to have stayed and practised for three years. Click to enlarge.

For three years, Jinul continued this practice with his retreat community even as he moved to Sangmujuam Hermitage. He is said to have attained complete liberation while reading The Record of Dahui. Thereafter, he immediately abandoned his life as a hermit and decided to rejoin society. His actions mirrored those of a Bodhisattva — compassion towards all others, living an exemplary life, and putting his practice into action to benefit all.

The Retreat Community of Samadhi and Prajna attracted many monks and even lay practitioners due to its inclusive approach to Buddhism. Jinul established this community as a way to restore the foundations of practice through three methods: precepts, meditation and wisdom. The philosophy of these three methods arose from Jinul’s realisations and served as a potent inspiration for the community.

A Painting of Jinul when he was forming The Retreat Community of Samadhi and Prajna

A painting depicting Jinul forming the Retreat Community of Samadhi and Prajna

In 1200, the third year of King Sinjong’s reign, Jinul went to Gilsangsa Temple on Mount Songgwangsan (now known as Songgwangsa Temple on Mount Jogyesan), where he decided to teach the three primary types of meditation practice. These practices originated from the teachings of Sudden Awakening and Gradual Cultivation, and they are:

  1. Seongjeok deungjimun;
  2. Wondon sinhaemun, which translates to faith and understanding according to the complete and sudden teachings; and
  3. Ganhwa gyeongjeolmun, which means a shortcut approach to observing the Hwadu.

With this union of Seon practices and Buddhist doctrine, Jinul taught Buddhism through chanting and the power of repentance. He also gave more profound Dharma teachings to those who were able to absorb them.

Gilsangsa Temple ground which is known as Songgwangsa Temple today

The Gilsangsa Temple grounds. Today, the temple is known as Songgwangsa Temple. Click to enlarge.

King Huijong of the Goryeo Dynasty held Bojo Jinul in such high regard that he officially changed Mount Songgwangsan’s name to Jogyesan in Jinul’s honour. Gilsangsa Temple was also renamed Songgwangsa Temple, and a special steel plaque was commissioned by the King as a mark of his faith and great respect for Jinul’s teachings.

In 1209, Jinul completed his composition of Excerpts from the Dharma Collection and Special Practice Record with Personal Notes, which comprised of his extensive studies of the various schools of Chan Buddhism in China. He also gave detailed commentaries and personal notations on the writings of the Chinese Buddhist monk, Guifeng Zongmi.

How Songgwangsa Temple look like today

Songgwangsa Temple today

 

Death and Legacy

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In 1210, during the sixth year of King Huijong’s reign, Bojo Jinul decided to wear his robes again and began giving a series of teachings that would prove to be his last.

He attained final nirvana and suddenly passed away during one of his Dharma teachings, still holding on to his long, wooden staff. Hence, Jinul is typically depicted holding a long wooden staff.

After his passing, King Huijong bestowed the honorary title of National Teacher on Jinul and erected a pagoda called Sweet Dew in his honour.

Many of Jinul’s disciples went on to become great Buddhist teachers including the likes of Jingak Hyesim, Jeongseon, Suu, and Chungdam.

 

Core Teachings

The principal concept of Essence-Function in Korean Buddhism, which is also known as Substance and Function in Chinese philosophy, fueled Bojo Jinul’s philosophy and writings.

Dahui Zonggao (1088 – 1163) one of the first to advocate the use of special questions called Hua Tou in meditation

Dahui Zonggao (1088 – 1163) was one of the first to advocate the use of special questions called Hua Tou in meditation

Jinul was greatly inspired by the teachings of the Chinese monk Dahui Zonggao (1088-1163). Dahui Zonggao was one of the first to advocate the use of special questions called Hua Tou in one’s meditation. Hua Tou, or Hwadu in Korean Buddhism, are short phrases that are used as a subject of meditation to help the mind focus. Practitioners meditate on the same Hwadu throughout their lives until they gain realisation.

Jinul was also profoundly moved by the teachings of the Flower Garland Sutra and the Hwaeom School of Korean Buddhism. He combined the teachings of the Flower-Garland school with the practice of Zen through Hwadu and meditation.

Below is a selection of his teachings extracted from various sources:

“I have observed that people of the present time who are cultivating their minds do not depend on the guidance of the written teachings, but straightaway assume that the successive transmission of the esoteric idea [of Seon] is the path. They then sit around dozing with their minds in a haze, their labours all in vain, or else they lose their presence of mind in agitation and confusion during their practice of meditation. For these reasons, I feel you should follow words and teachings which were expounded in accordance with reality in order to determine the proper procedure in regard to awakening and cultivation. Once you mirror your own minds, you may contemplate with insight at all times, without wasting your efforts.”

Source: Excerpts From The Dharma Collection and Special Practice Record with Personal Notes, pg. 151-152, transcribed by Professor Robert Buswell

The passage above illustrates Jinul’s approach to Buddhism, which espoused a balance of scholastic teachings from the Sutras that describe reality along with meditation practices that would help one gain direct realisations.

A painting created for stories about Dahui Zonggao and his teaching style by Miriam Levering

A painting of Dahui Zonggao created by Miriam Levering

He advocated the concept of Sudden Awakening and Gradual Cultivation as the best way to practise. He also developed the practices called The Three Gateways as practical methods for one to achieve spiritual attainments. The main goal of this practice is to awaken the mind to its True Nature – to see the mind as it truly is, Buddha in nature, and to gradually cultivate the mind towards full Enlightenment.

To achieve this, Jinul taught that we need to cultivate or live a life free of all attachments and projections, and to let everything function freely and directly from the unborn Buddha mind within us. He further stressed that we do not truly start practising until we have actualised the awakening of the mind.

In Secrets of Cultivating the Mind, Jinul explains:

“One should awaken to the fact that one’s mind is truly the Buddha, and the nature of mind is no different from that of the Buddhas…. Although one has awakened to the fact that one’s Original Nature is no different from that of the Buddhas, the habit energies are extremely difficult to remove and so one must continue to cultivate while relying on the awakening experienced.”

Source: Koreanbuddhism.net, 2018

Jinul kept on emphasising the importance of gradual cultivation and said that the mind, which is the object of sudden awakening, is in reality void, calm, and numinous in nature.

“Since all dharmas are like dreams or phantoms, deluded thoughts are originally calm and the sense-spheres are originally void. At the point where all dharmas are void, the numinous is not obscured. That is, in this mind of void and calm, numinous awareness is the Original Face.”

Source: Buswell 1991, Pg. 103

“Jinul mentioned that although there are many methods to help cultivate the mind after its awakening, all of them still require meditation and wisdom. The main practice is characterised by the essence and function of Self Nature; he explained that this is the very mind of void and calm and the numinous awareness.”

Source: Buswell 1991, Pg. 104

An illustration depicting Jinul teaching the importance of Sudden Awakening and Gradual Cultivation.

An illustration depicting Jinul teaching the importance of Sudden Awakening and Gradual Cultivation.

Jinul made it a point to highlight the teachings of Sudden Awakening and Gradual Cultivation that posit that the mind is intrinsically Buddha in nature and that every action we take is the action of a Buddha. This also means that every thought is the thought of a Buddha. He drove this point home with these expressions:

“If one shines universally over all sentient beings with the Buddhas’ wisdom of universal brightness which is within one’s own mind, the marks of sentient beings are the marks of the Tathagatas, the speech of sentient beings is the speech of the Tathagatas, and the minds of sentient beings are the minds of the Tathagatas. Even one’s livelihood and everyday work, one’s talents in construction or artistry, are applications of the form and functioning of the Tathagatas’ wisdom of universal brightness. There is no difference whatsoever.”

Source: Buswell 1983, pg. 208-209

“Sentient beings deceive themselves through their own actions. They themselves perceive that “this is an ordinary man,” “this is a saint,” “this is oneself,” “this is someone else,” “this is the cause,” “this is the effect,” “this is tainted,” “this is pure,” “this is nature,” “these are characteristics,” and so forth. They themselves give rise to discrimination and they themselves end up backsliding. It does not happen in this way due to the wisdom of universal brightness.”

Source: Buswell 1983, pg. 208-209

The Great Master Dahui Zonggao was the 17th patriarch of the Linji school of Buddhism in China

The Great Master Dahui Zonggao was the 17th patriarch of the Linji school of Buddhism in China

Jinul also recognised that there are other ways of practice, but they depend upon the individual’s capability. He was the first to introduce and embrace Dahui’s Kanhua Chan meditative methods. In Chinese, Kanhua Chan means, “Chan of investigating the topic of inquiry,” or “questioning meditation.” This meditative practice can be traced back to the writings of the Great Master Dahui Zonggao, the 17th patriarch of the Linji school of Buddhism in China, during the Song Dynasty.

Having found great results, Jinul enthusiastically introduced Kanhua Chan methods to Korea and his disciples continued the practice until it was fully established. It was called Ganhwaseon, which is the question and answer system based on Hwadu or Gongan methods.

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Jinul implemented the Jogye Order directly into the Seon tradition and created its rules. They later became the rules for The Retreat Community — a guide to help practitioners maintain discipline and stay on track in their spiritual path.

Jinul also revealed a very practical method of mental cultivation in his community. He called himself “Moguja” (an ox herder), and he called the cultivation of the mind after awakening the “action of the ox herd after awakening.” This means that although one may have had a sudden awakening or realisation, delusions or defilements of the mind may still arise due to one’s karma, which was not fully purified. If this is the case, one should be ready to get rid of these defilements until they are completely gone. It is only then that we can experience the state of “complete awakening.” Here, Jinul expresses the importance of challenging one’s negative mind through the power of meditation.

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A meditation programme at Korea’s Woljeongsa Temple

 

View of Nirvana

Jinul believed that Nirvana, or the profound peace of mind that is acquired from the liberation of all suffering, where one is released from the cycle of rebirth, is present or rather achievable in all sentient beings. It is our Buddha nature and, with great faith, he expounded on the teachings:

“Right faith in the patriarchal sect is different. It does not believe in conditioned causes or effects. Rather, it stresses faith that everyone is originally a Buddha, that everyone possesses the impeccable self-nature, and that the sublime essence of nirvana is complete in everyone. There is no need to search elsewhere; since time immemorial, it has been innate in everyone.”

Source: Buswell 1991, Pg. 120

Jinul further described that the true nature of everyone is invariable and ultimately their minds are luminous, pure and full of awareness, although it may seem like we are delusional at first. In a discussion on Buddhist schools, he writes,

“In the present condensation, I treat the school of Ho-tse first, primarily so that people who are practising meditation will be able to awaken first to the fact that, whether deluded or awakened, their own minds are numinous, aware, and never dark and their nature is unchanging.”

Source: Buswell 1991, Pg. 152

Jinul emphasised on the communicating mind and the revival of Buddhism during the degenerate time. Through the Retreat Community he established, he strove to cultivate, purify, and revive Buddhism in Korea to its pure state.

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Writings

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The writings of Bojo Jinul, the National Teacher of Korea, include:

  1. Advisory writing on the Retreat Community of Meditation and Wisdom (Gwonsu jeonghye gyeolsamun)
  2. Straight Talk on the True Mind (Jinsim jikseol)
  3. Moguja’s Secret of the Practice of the Mind (Moguja susimgyeol)
  4. Admonitions to Beginning Students (Gyecho simhak inmun)
  5. Excerpts from the Dharma Collection and Special Practice Record with Personal Notes (Beopjip byeolhangnok jeoryo byeong ipsagi)
  6. Exposition of the New Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra Vol.3 (Hwaeomnon jeoryo)
  7. Essay on the Complete and Sudden Attainment of Buddhahood (Wondon Seongbullon)
  8. Studies of Ganhwaseon (Ganhwa gyeoruiron)
  9. Essential Approaches to Recollecting the Buddha (Yeombul yomun)
  10. A Selection of the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (Yukjo dangyeong balmun)

Jinul’s formal Dharma lectures (Sangdangnok), Verses of Dharma and Moguja’s Poems have, unfortunately, been lost to time. In 1215, after Jinul’s passing, a book called Debates of Solving Doubts in Ganhwa was compiled. The book highlighted the pursuit of true knowledge following the Seon and the Buddhist Doctrinal schools.

It is well known that Jinul was responsible for subduing the long-term dispute between the Seon and the Buddhist Doctrinal schools. He even managed to influence the Seon into accepting the Doctrinal School’s teachings, simultaneously establishing a new system of Seon teachings, as attested in his book.

 

Recommended Reading (Free Download)

Chinul Selected Works (Click to download PDF)

The Korean Approach to Zen (Click to download PDF)

Pojo Chinul and the Sudden-Gradual Issue (Click to download PDF)

Secrets of Cultivating the Mind (Click to download PDF)

Chinul’s Ambivalent Critique of Radical Subitism in Korean Son Buddhism (Click to download PDF)

Son Buddhist Tradition in Korea: as represented by Chinul’s Pojo Son (Click to download PDF)

Zen Language in Our Time: The Case of Pojo Chinul’s Huatou Meditation (Click to download PDF)

Wisdom, Compassion and Zen Social Ethics: The Case of Chinul, Sŏngch’ŏl, and Minjung Buddhism In Korea (click to download PDF)

The texts above were sourced from legitimate book-hosting services offering these texts for free download. They are made available here for purely educational, non-commercial purposes.

 

Sources:

  • https://web.archive.org/web/20120726135701/http://buddhism.org/board/read.cgi?board=Dharma_Talks&y_number=20
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinul
  • http://www.undv.org/vesak2015/paper/lifestyle_of_buddhist_temple.pdf
  • https://klingonbuddhist.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/a-look-at-jinul-korean-buddhisms-superstar/
  • https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Jinul.html
  • http://www.koreanbuddhism.net/bbs/board.php?bo_table=1030&wr_id=63
  • Buswell Jr., R E. 1983. The Collected Works of Chinul. Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • Buswell Jr., R E. 1991. Tracing Back the Radiance: Chinul’s Korean Way of Zen. Publisher: University of Hawaii Press. Pp 151-152

 

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  1. Wai Meng Wan on Oct 8, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Bojo Jinul, was a visionary who united various sects of Korean Buddhism. He also knows how to bring energy together to a retreat community.

  2. Sofi on Sep 25, 2018 at 4:15 am

    As i read this article, the thought of Lama Tsongkapa came to mind. Bojo Jinul had merged several schools of practice into one just as Lama Tsongkapa did in his time. What was interesting is that his practice, Jogye Order is now a national practice, whereas else where there are still many differing schools of practice. Jogye Order must have been a very effective meditation method to be the only practice in Korea. One thing I do wonder about is that Jinul passed away in the midst of teaching, holding his stick. Does it mean that he does not have control over his death yet? But I must say it seem like a peaceful death.

  3. cc on Sep 7, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing 🙏🙏🙏

    Jinul was a Korean monk who has contributed his work and he expresses the importance of challenging one’s negative mind through the power of meditation and stressed on living the life of liberation.

  4. Tsa Tsa Ong on Aug 30, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Lovely and inspiring story of Bojo Jinul and his very profound quotes.😍
    “One should awaken to the fact that one’s mind is truly the Buddha, and the nature of mind is no different from that of the Buddhas…. Although one has awakened to the fact that one’s Original Nature is no different from that of the Buddhas, the habit energies are extremely difficult to remove and so one must continue to cultivate while relying on the awakening experienced.” Thank you Rinpoche and Joy for another beautiful write up on Korean Buddhism 👍😘🙏

  5. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 22, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Medicine Buddha puja encourages healing of all levels – physical, mental and emotional healing for those in need.

    High resolution file of this thangka is available for download for all dharma practitioners around the world and for those who just want sacred images in their environment. Enjoy, be blessed and share this with others.

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  6. Samfoonheei on Aug 2, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    A Korean Buddhist writer and philosopher-reformer of the centuries. Jinul was a Korean monk who is considered to be the most influential figure in the formation of Korean Seon (Zen) Buddhism. He is credited as the founder of the Jogye Order, by working to unify the disparate sects in Korean Buddhism into a united organization. His teachings were well known and famous in Korea.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy Kam for this sharing of a great monk.

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    This caught my eyes when I was reading and it really stood out what an extraordinary being that at less than a year old Geshe Ngawang Wangyal could comprehend his mother’s words and remembered. Ordinarily, not many had even started talking at that age much less comprehend the depth of his mother’s words.

    “Mother: Buddha is a special being to whom we bow and pray. He will bless you when you bow down and pray, you must do so for the sake of all living beings.

    Geshe Wangyal: If I pray for others, how will I get what I want?

    Mother: By helping others your own aims will be achieved incidentally.”

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/geshe-ngawang-wangyal-americas-first-pioneering-buddhist-lama.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Oct 24. 2018 03:43 AM
    Sakya Trizin’s Dorje Shugden Prayer

    Question 1: I read the post about Dorje Shugden’s practice in the Sakya lineage. I am from the Sakya tradition and until I saw your post, I never knew that Dorje Shugden was relied upon by the Sakyas. That must mean it’s only a minor practice right?

    Having read the post on Dorje Shugden’s practice within the Sakya lineage, you will see that many Sakya lineage masters relied on Dorje Shugden or were seen to be one with Dorje Shugden.

    The fact that it is conveniently not acknowledged as a common Sakya practice today cannot negate the rich presence of Dorje Shugden in the lineage history and his status as a Sakya protector regardless of whether it is a minor or major practice. And whether minor or major is not the point. The fact is that IT WAS PRACTISED. And it wasn’t being practised by some lama with no name, no attainments, no reputation or no rank but it was being practised by the head of the WHOLE LINEAGE – the Sakya Trizins (aka the Sakya throneholders) themselves.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Oct 24. 2018 12:21 AM
    When you are sick, do you prefer to pop a pill or do you like to use alternative therapy? For me, I like to combine the two. I will pop a pill for quick relief first and then use herbs to strengthen the body. I prefer to use herbs because they are natural and they don’t give so much side effects. Here are some herbs that can be used as the remedies.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/the-55-best-herbal-remedies.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Oct 24. 2018 12:06 AM
    Wow, I didn’t know about the American Japanese being put into camps in America in the 1940s! This is so terrible, many of them are also American citizens but they are discriminated by their own government because their ancestors were Japanese. When they were sent to the camp, they were given a tag to pin on their clothes as if they were an item. Even though the US is made up by many different races, their policy can be quite racist as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/survivors-japaneseamerican.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 11:22 PM
    It is scientifically proven that meditation can help to calm our mind and enhance our brain performance. From the spiritual perspective, meditation can help to self-heal through the purification of our winds, and to achieving enlightenment. In the past, various cities around the world have organised mass meditation session before. Thousands and thousands of people participated in the events. Meditation is widely accepted now as a method to maintain our well beings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/6-incredible-global-mass-meditation.html
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  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 09:23 PM
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 03:57 PM
    The mysterious Niguma was an Indian woman born in Kashmir,India who probably lived in the 11th century. Niguma was considered an emanation of the great dakini Mandarava, Guru Rinpoche’s foremost Indian disciple. Niguma is considered one of the most important and influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers of the 10th or 11th century in India. Amazing …..she achieved the rainbow body just after 7 days after meditating and the level of an eighth ground Bodhisattva (The Immovable).
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/niguma-mistress-of-illusion.html
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 02:56 AM
    When the 16th Karmapa went to attend the opening ceremony of a new Kagyu and Nyingma monastery called Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling in Nepal, he saw a statue of Dorje Drolo stepping on a figure of a monk who looked similar to Dorje Shugden. The 16th Karmapa was very upset of this depiction of Dorje Drolo as it was not the correct iconography so he ordered this statue to be removed immediately. At the same time, he also made a prophecy that in future people will have to rely on Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-prophecy-of-the-16th-karmapa.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 02:22 AM
    Wow, this is so nice to see so many people from all around the world getting connected with Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri, he is an enlightened being who we can take refuge in. We can chant his mantra: OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA daily for protection.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
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  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 02:20 AM
    Just because I don’t agree with the Dalai Lama does not make me a bad person

    And does everyone need to agree with the Dalai Lama anyway? He may be the de-facto head of Tibetan Buddhism but he is not my Guru. Its my Guru who gave me the precious Dharma and practices, the Dalai Lama did not. In fact he gave up his Guru and broke his samaya with his Guru who so compassionately taught him and instigated the escape out of Tibet to save his life. Is that gratefulness?? When will the Dalai Lama lift the ban on authentic enlightened Dorje Shugden and restore unity?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/just-because-i-dont-agree-with-the-dalai-lama-does-not-make-me-a-bad-person.html
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Oct 23. 2018 02:11 AM
    Malaysian Ghosts: Orang Minyak

    Orang Minyak literally translates to “Oily Man”. Join us in finding out if he is just a legend or is he real ghost?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/malaysian-ghosts-orang-minyak.html

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Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
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Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog  site in Nepalese language! Check it out:  https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
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Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog site in Nepalese language! Check it out: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
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The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
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Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini\'s tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

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

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

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