Manjushri Initiation in Gaden Shartse

May 28, 2015 | Views: 2,471

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

We believe sponsoring the Dharma in anyway has many benefits. Some of the benefits are:

  1. One will understand easier the subject you are making available to others.
  2. You will have easy acccess to dharma in this and future lives.
  3. Whatever practice you engage in will get results.
  4. Less obstacles for your dharma practice. Your study of Dharma will be easier and to apply faster.
  5. Gaining lower/higher realizations.
  6. You will always be born near a great teacher with authentic lineage.
  7. You will receive support, care and help for your practice spontaneously.
  8. When you wish to bring dharma to others, the path will be easier.
  9. You will please great teachers, Bodhisattvas and all Buddhas generating a great amount of merit.
  10. You create causes for wealth. You can further sponsor or help the dharma to grow.
  11. You will purify obscurations to understanding emptiness.
  12. Higher goals will be easier to attain.
  13. Your five sensory faculties will be sharp and alert for the dharma.
  14. You will meet enlightened beings.
  15. You create causes for wealth. You can further sponsor or help the dharma to grow.

These are just some of the benefits you derive when you sponsor the dharma.

I requested the great erudite Master and Scholar Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Konchok Tsering of Gaden Shartse Monastery to bestow the sacred Manjushri initiation on the Sangha. Kensur Rinpoche agreed and there was a large turnout in the grand debate courtyard of Gaden Shartse Monastery to receive this initiation.

How auspicious as the monks must debate daily and prior to debates, they invoke Manjushri.

In this video I give you a light commentary in regards to this initiation that I had the great honour to sponsor. I will sponsor more in the future. Creating educated monks that can elucidate the Dharma is very important for Dharma’s proliferation.

Please take a watch.

Sincerely and with prayers,

Tsem Rinpoche
Gaden Shartse Monastery/Kechara
Oct 20, 2010

 

 

About Manjushri

Manjushri (Skt. Manjushri; Tib. འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས་ Jampalyang) or Manjughosha is one of the eight great bodhisattvas who were the closest disciples of the Buddha. He is also the embodiment of the knowledge and wisdom of all the Buddhas, traditionally depicted with a sword in his right hand and a text in his left hand.

The word ‘manju’ means ‘charming, beautiful, pleasing’ and ‘shri’ means ‘glory, brilliance’. The bodhisattva is regarded as the crown prince of Buddhist teachings, or the one who can best explain Buddhist wisdom, is therefore able to extinguish our afflictions and bring about enlightenment. Manjushri earned this title because eons ago, he was the teacher for seven different Buddhas, the last being a previous incarnation of Buddha Shakyamuni.

Manjushri is often depicted with his right hand holding a double-edged flaming sword and his left hand holding a lotus flower on which rests the Prajnaparamita (Great Wisdom) Sutra. He is often seen riding a lion. The Prajnaparamita Sutra on the lotus flower symbolizes wisdom as pure as a lotus emerging out of the mud. The sword represents the sharpness of wisdom that cuts through illusion. The lion is called the king of a hundred animals, and this symbolises the stern majesty of wisdom.

In China he is also portrayed as a child with five topknots. This represents the profound fact that wisdom is true and non-dual. It’s purity is portrayed as the innocence of a child’s mind. When one’s mind is in such a state, one can reflect on the reality of existence. The five topknots are the five divisions of the Buddha’s wisdom: the wisdom of pure consciousness, the wisdom to reflect all things, the wisdom to regard all things equally and universally, the wisdom of profound insight, and the wisdom to seek the greatest good for oneself and others.

The sacred site of Manjushri is Wu-Tai Shan. Also known as Five-Peaked Mountain, it lies in the province of Shanxi in eastern China. As described in a sutra, Shakyamuni predicted that after he enter nirvana, Manjushri would reside on a mountain named Wu-Tai in a country in the east named ‘Great China,’ where he would teach the Buddhist dharma. Chinese, Tibetan, Korean, and Japanese Buddhists all regard Wu-Tai Shan as a sacred place for worshiping Manjushri. Many temples dedicated to this bodhisattva have been built there.

 

Biography of H.E. Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche

H. E. Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche

H. E. Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche

H.E. Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche was an Abbot-Emeritus of Gaden Shartse Monastery and is well known for his mastery of Buddhist study and teaching. ‘Kensur’ is a title bestowed on an illustrious abbot who has retired successfully from office. Kensur Rinpoche was born in 1934 in Markham, Tibet. At the age of 13, he became ordained as a monk in a monastery located in his hometown. Upon turning 17, he travelled to Gaden Shartse Monastery in Lhasa, and studied there until the events of 1959 in Tibet, when Kensur Rinpoche managed to escape into India. In 1980, Kensur Rinpoche received the esteemed Geshe Larampa degree after years of study. This title is only awarded to scholar-monks who graduate their monastic examinations with the highest honours. After this, he entered the Gyuto Tantric College in 1985 to further his studies. In 1989, he was appointed as one of the official teachers of Gaden Shartse Monastery.

In 1996, Kensur Rinpoche was appointed Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He continued to serve as abbot for the next 5 years with great success improving the education of the monastery greatly, until 2001. Having begun his education decades ago, Kensur Rinpoche was a master from the last generation of lamas who were educated according to the monastic system of old Tibet. He is revered as a great scholar-teacher of both Sutra and Tantra, holding a life-long devotion and commitment to the way of the Dharma. Even after retiring as abbot, he continued to teach with great passion and love for his students and the preservation of Buddha Dharma. He greatly advocated meditation, preparatory practices such as prostrations coupled with learning.

Kensur Rinpoche was one of the old masters who brought the teachings and practice from Tibet to India in the 1960s, and as a former abbot, he was instrumental in re-establishing the grandeur and monastic system of Gaden Shartse Monastery in its new home in South India. Kensur Rinpoche is remembered as a great scholar and teacher, creating a whole new generation of highly qualified, committed practitioners and teachers. In fact one of his students is the current incarnation of H.H. Zong Rinpoche.

 
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  1. Joy on Nov 23, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Mantras in the waters of Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia

    Mantras represent the blessings of the enlightened beings in the form of sound. When we recite mantras they stimulate the various parts of our body to heal itself, to clear itself, to purify itself and to gain higher states of consciousness. Therefore, mantras are very powerful. They can be written, visualised or recited out aloud. The mantras of enlightened beings bless ordinary beings, animals, ethereal or formless beings and everyone in the environment.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia, we have a koi fish pond, on which sits a magnificent statue of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. When the fish circumambulate around Manjushri they are blessed by his divine presence. At the same time, people who come to visit the pond and circumambulate around Manjushri receive the same blessings.

    Along with the Manjushri fish pond, we also have a lake in Kechara Forest Retreat. In the middle of this lake is a Shakyamuni Buddha statue. In both these places we have placed Manjushri mantra stones underneath submerged under the water so that the animals, humans and beings who circumambulate these holy statues, not only circumambulate the images of the Buddhas but also sacred mantras. The is done in order to plant the seeds of enlightenment in their mindstreams so that in the future they are able to realise Bodhicitta, the realisation of Emptiness and higher states of consciousness. So, I thought I would share this little video with everyone. Thank you.

    Tsem Rinpoche
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  2. Joy on Nov 23, 2018 at 4:29 am

    This video, narrated in Chinese, features Manjushri mantra stones. These are stones carved with the sacred mantra of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. The mantra of any Buddha is basically the manifestation of the enlightened being in the form of sound. Therefore, Manjushri’s mantra embodies the special qualities of his transcendent wisdom. Offering of these mantras stones is likened to an offering of Manjushri-like speech to the Three Jewels.

    Sponsoring and offering such stones has the benefit of gaining deeper insight into spiritual practice, improving one’s memory, critical thinking, creativity, language and the purification of negative karma related to speech. It also promotes the development of powerful speech that has a positive impact on others.

    In the video we see mantra stones placed at the majestic Four-armed Manjushri statue in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia. The more stones are offered there, the more benefit it brings to the person circumambulating and paying homage to Lord Manjushri. These stones are available at Naropa’s Cave in Kechara Forest Retreat and can be offered to the statue of Manjushri here just as you see in the video.

    Tsem Rinpoche
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  3. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 25, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Dear All

    I would like to share with you the sacred prayer of Manjushri – A Concert Names of Manjushri (’Jam-dpal mtshan-brjod, Skt. Mañjuśrī-namasamgiti), which consists of 160 verses and mantra sentences. One version is translated by Alexander Berzin, a scholar, translator, and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, and the other one is from FPMT.

    Valentina

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 17, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Rejoice for the many monks who are receiving the Manjushri initiaiton and for institutions like Gaden Shartse who are centers of learnings.

  5. Choo Weng Loong on May 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video . Rejoice to those who received the initiation through your sponsorship . May the teaching of Lord Buddha spread far & wide . May I have the resources to do the same . Also the benefits of sponsoring the Dharma is overwhelming

  6. Datuk May on May 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Manjushri is the Buddha of wisdom and an initiation of Manjushi is very empowering for the purpose of acquiring comprehension of the supreme Dharma. Thank you, Rinpoche for sponsoring such a powerful initiation.

    Yes it is very meritorious to sponsor the perpetuation of the Dharma with all necessary resources from skills of an individual, time and financial.

  7. sandra on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Such a nice post elucidating the benefits of sponsoring dharma practitioners for their learning aid. This encourages one to engage in such extremely meritorious deeds for the benefit of all sentient beings. The sangha is our third jewel and without them fools like us would not know anything, with no chance of even hearing the word buddha or liberation. May all practitioners become real, firm and successful in their practice. May those who aren’t there yet in learning of the dharma gain much merits and ascend the path to liberation. Lovely lovely post. May the three jewels always have auspiciousness and the great victorious teachers never part from all sentient beings.

  8. Becky on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post and the video, and the very clear explanation to us.
    I always like Manjushri and love him so much!
    We must always think that we can do and help no matter we are getting old and like H.E. Khensur Tsering Rinpoche does to benefit the monks in the monastery.

  9. Wylfred Ng on Dec 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Rejoice to those who received the Manjushri initiation.

    And there are so many benefits of sponsoring dharma.

    That is the drive that keep me volunteering in Kechara. I do not know what have i done in my previous life that can make me meet Kechara and Rinpoche in this life.

    Hope that in my next life i can born in a place that have dharma center and Guru for me to further practice the dharma.

    Thank Rinpoche for the sharing.

  10. Klara Morakova on Mar 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    the voice..:-) thank you Rinpoche!

  11. Jace Chong on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing about how meritorious to sponsor Dharma.

    And I agree with what Rinpoche’s teachings about being an old man in Samsara and an old man in Dharma, it’s completely different. If we do not have any Dharma, most of us will end up with sitting there, nothing to do and wait our time up. Then we reincarnate in the samsara again again, maybe get worst, maybe stay the same and repeat the process endlessly.

    Like all the lamas, living for others is so much meaningful, every minute and second they spend for others, and fully apply the Dharma to benefit others. Although this require more hardship than the worldly living, this leads to something which to renounce from Samsara forever.

    Like what Rinpoche said in the video, may all of us be able to sponsor Dharma, in anyway we can, and may the Dharma flourish more.

  12. abby f on Jan 22, 2013 at 6:03 am

    It is very meritorious to sponsor monks in the monastery especially sponsoring the monks books to study. We create a cause for monks to learn Dharma up, then they can teach, uphold the lineage and benefit others with their Dharma. We create a cause that many will be benefited and when people get the knowledge, there are possibilities that people get realization, therefore there are possibilities also suffering will be less and less or even come to an end.

    By sponsoring monks, we create also the connection between us and the monasteries. Then we could get benefits too, because we will have to learn from a Guru eventually. All the monks that you’re sponsoring now one day they could be someone’s Guru, just like the Guru you have now. For us to be able to practice Dharma now, it is because someone has sponsored to and contributed for the growth of the Dharma and Sangha. This is why we have a qualified Guru now with us.

  13. Lim (KH JB) on Jan 22, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this video to us…

    May all of us create more causes and merits to receive Manjushri initiation to lesser my ignorance and get more understanding in Dharma…

    And may all of us able to do more sponsorship for Dharma to enjoy the benefits as above…

  14. Davin on Jan 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video of Manjushri initiation. It is so wonderful and great benefit to have receive Manjushri initiation. Manjushri is a Bodhisattva of Great Wisdom, who cuts through the darkness of ignorance. He bestows blessings of clarity of thought and speech.

  15. patsy on Jan 20, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this video. We are very fortunate and blessed to be able to see this sacred video to have an insight of how rituals are performed by high lamas and to hear the voice and chanting of H.E Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche and the monks in Gaden Shartse Monastery.

    Many years ago Rinpoche gave a Manjushri initiation to a group of people and I was one of them. Through Manjushri practice I am able
    to focus better, my memory is better and my understanding of the dharma is easier. Thank you, Rinpoche, for bestowing the initiation to us.

  16. AdelineTan on Jan 20, 2013 at 1:21 am

    We are so fortunate to see this rare and precious video of Manjushri Initiation given to the monks by such a High Lama H E Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche and to hear the holy chanting by the sanghas members in Gaden Shartse Monastery.Hope that we will be able to receive this initiation from our Guru H E Tsem Tulku Rinpoche one day.

  17. Jutika on Jan 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I believed that sponsoring such a big and high event such as an Manjushri Initiation in Gaden Shartse is truly a very high honer, imagine to have the Merits to be able to have the honor to do so.

    I f i had that one opportunity to just sponsor this great and Meritorious event i will definitively gram the opportunity to do so.

    What Rinpoche said about the benefits of sponsoring such a great event is true and makes sense.

    Love
    Jutika

  18. Pastor Chia on Jan 19, 2013 at 2:47 am

    How fortunate we are able to receive teaching and understanding more about Manjushiri.

    Many years ago, i started to engage of Manjushiri practice. It helped me improved a lot of my memory, learn dharma become quicker. It improving my dharma knowledge until today. Thank you for the Rinpoche has empower and bless me with Manjushiri practice.

  19. Sharon Saw on Jan 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video and the detailed commentary. It is so wonderful to see this grand master, HE Kensur Konchok Tsering, giving Manjushri initiation to the monastery. All the monks, from the high Lamas to the junior monks, look so intent and humble during the initiation. To be able to sponsor such a meritorious event is so rare and should be seized upon for all the benefits Rinpoche has mentioned.

    What stuck out for me in particular was that teachings cannot happen without sponsors – we should make strong prayers that we can sponsor prayers in the monastery to request these grand masters to pass down the lineage teachings to the younger monks so there will be a new generation of teachers.

    By sponsoring the teachings, the monastery is able to survive, and for the sponsors, we create the causes to have teachers of the lineage at Kechara in future also.

  20. KYC on Jan 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Rinpoche has given fifteen benefits of sponsoring the Dharma. There are so many ways one can sponsor the Dharma and we receive so much in return. What we receive is so precious and rare that we shouldn’t think twice about sponsoring. Even if we are not rich, we can still give a small amount, for example, to sponsor the weekly pujas and dharma classes. Dharma will flourish because of kind sponsors who make it possible for others to receive teachings and blessings.

  21. sarahyap on Jan 18, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Wow! How wonderful that the monks in Gaden can get this beautiful initiation of Manjushri, and it’s all thanks to the sponsors for making this happen.

    Sponsoring the monks in all ways is not only meritorious, but it is a way to ensure the Dharma to grow and continue for a long time. It is almost equal to requesting for the wheel of Dharma to be turned.

    Take for example, if Rinpoche never had a sponsor previously and now, we won’t have this blog, or a temple to go to. It is through the kindness and generosity of these sponsors that we can learn the Dharma.

    If we truly believe in karma, that what negative actions we do will have a domino effect on our life and cause us to ‘pay’ the debt when this negative karmic seed ripens… then when we sponsor something as meritorious as this, we will reap continuous benefits from it.

    Imagine, to be the cause for hundreds of monks to receive an initiation that will confer them much wisdom and at the same time carry on the lineage… and for every person this very monk benefits, it is all due to one’s kindness and generosity of making it happen… how cool is that? =)

  22. jennifer on Jan 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the video and also the teachings on the Manjushri Initiation in Gaden Shartse Monastery.

    Just watching the video, listening to the detailed explanation by Rinpoche and the chanting by H E Kensur Konchok Rinpoche and the monks, fills me with tears – tears of joy and humility ! It is such a honour to be able to ‘be there’ witnessing the initiation. And with Rinpoche’s explanation , know what was going on and what was being done.

    We are so blessed that we all have the many opportunities to sponsor the Dharma, in whatever form we can – be it monetary, time and effort. Giving comes from the heart and there is no greater joy than giving/sponsoring unconditionally when we know that the ultimate results benefits and serves so many many more sentient beings.

    May KFR manifest swiftly and smoothly, that millions and millions of people come through the doors and benefit from the teachings of the Dharma and bring forth the Dharma to many millions more!

  23. Joy on Jan 5, 2013 at 1:42 am

    What a great honour it is to be able to watch Manjushri initiation take place in Gaden Monastery with all it’s pomp and glory. And thank you Rinpoche for taking the time to explain to us the significance of it all. We are indeed very fortunate to come to know of Manjushri’s great benefits and receive his initiations and mantras from Rinpoche.

    Manjushri dispels the darkness in our minds and his sadhana, even his mantra is so efficacious and the results is swift! Like Manjushri’s sword of wisdom, it cuts through all our negative ignorance and one actually finds that one’s mind becomes so more clear like the list of benefits Rinpoche stated above. Manjushri’s practice is one practice that is so effective, that one will immediately see results in one’s mind. Perhaps one day many will receive this great initiation in Kechara, perhaps in KFR.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this treasure with us so that we can see and learn how ancient wisdom are being initiated by erudite masters like Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Konchok Tsering. May these great Masters live long to turn the wheel of Dharma.

  24. lanse on Jan 4, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing with us the sacred and rare video and also Rinpoche’s explanation.

    From the benefits of sponsoring Dharma, it is very clear that whatever we are helping others to gain, we are creating the cause for us to gain it too. And, whatever we are giving out to help others, we will get it back too. Of course we need to do it with pure motivation to help but not to get back.

    I pray that one day Rinpoche will confer a mass Manjushri Initiation here in Malaysia, in our Kechara Forest Retreat. Many will be benefited from that. I pray that the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa who is the emanation of Lord Manjushri will spread wide and far from here.

  25. DR on Sep 30, 2012 at 12:55 am

    How blessed and fortunate we are that at this age and time, we are able to see centuries old rituals being performed by high Lamas and also able to hear the Lamas holy voices.

    Many years ago, H.E Tsem Rinpoche also gave a Manjushri initiation to afew hundred people, mostly school children. My children were among the fortunate ones. Till today, we are still doing Gangloma daily and all three of my kids sure turned out all right.

  26. Joe Ang on Sep 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing this video of Manjushri initiation by H.E. Khensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche with commentary by Rinpoche, explaining about the procedures and guiding us throughout the video.

    We are so lucky to be able to see H.E. Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche on video and to be able to hear his holy voice. This video gives us a glimpse of Gaden Shartse Monastery, and all the young Rinpoches. How fortunate for us that haven’t yet have the chance to visit this great monastery.

  27. David Lai on Sep 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    This is such a neat video of a sacred Manjushri initiation. It is indeed a rare treat to be able to witness the actual process and the accompanying narration from Rinpoche does give a lot of insight into the actual sacred process. I think it would be nice if Rinpoche does give a Lama Tsongkhapa or a Manjushri initiation in KH one day. But I guess it would all depend on how things goes and how well we do our work and keep our commitments.

    • David Lai on Jan 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      Oh, I am listening to this beautiful explanation by Rinpoche again. It is so beautiful to see the saffron-clad monks, especially the wizened Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche. He is such an esteemed Lama and is so well-respected because he had mastered the greatest texts and commentaries to enlightenment and is able to deliver them with grace, wit and a lot of wisdom.

      I love to hear the chants of the monks, the humility of the highest Tulkus of the monastery, bowing and requesting for the great master to bestow them initiation. Rinpoche named many of the Tulkus and monks, and he even told us a story or two of how they were discovered in the monastery. Along the way, Rinpoche also explained the procedure and what’s happening at each crucial moment of the initiation.

      I love the explanation, the care, the devotion and rich tradition that goes into the bestowal of the initiation. Rinpoche also gave a great commentary, explanation and all this came so naturally from Rinpoche. It would seemed that Rinpoche had prepared his notes and stuff but no, he gave it impromptu. Just another wonderful, enlightening and educational teaching from Rinpoche. This is not to mention that I am also very much into Manjushri.

  28. freon on Dec 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Not looking at the benefit, but, by sponsoring the monks especially on the education sides, so that they can have support on financial and no worry on where to get the money, i am happy already.

  29. Anila on Oct 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I believe taking Manjushri Initiation will help your mindstream. This is my testimony and my experiences regarding Manjushri Initiations. I don’t read a lot. When I assisted Rinpoche in going round Malaysia to raise funds for the Monastery to build 35 apartments for the monks to stay. I was very slow in my understanding Dharma teachings and my memory was very bad. I must say I am a blur. I was lucky when Rinpoche go to every town that we go to he will give Manjushri Initiations during the fund raising tour. At every Manjushri Initiations I had the opportunity to sit in as I was Rinpoche’s assistant at that time. In addition Rinpoche ask me to do a Retreat of OM AH RA PAD SA NA DEE one million times. I am proud to say with Rinpoche’s help I feel I have improved in my memory, more sharp and understand teachings more easily.

  30. John C on Oct 21, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Hi,

    Is that a Manjushri thangka at the bottom there? I had an idea of it before but this is the first time i remember seeing one with a snowlion in too! Awesome 🙂

    Jon 🙂

    • tsemtulku on Oct 21, 2010 at 7:02 am

      Manjushri has many forms. Yes this is Lord Manjushri on a Snow Lion. Nice huh? May you be protected by Him. Tsem Tulku

      • John C on Oct 22, 2010 at 5:17 am

        Thankyou Rinpoche,
        Yes its very nice! I had an idea of something similar around this time last year, i think i woke up with just the mental picture of a figure and a snow lion on a hill, but i couldn’t find anything like it at the time. The figure stood behind the snow lion was you and you had quite a stern expression, there was a feeling of a lot of energy and potential, of something that needed to be done and going to happen. The nearest i got to the image was He-Man and Cringer 🙂
        It was such a powerfull image and idea that i was thinking of getting a tattoo of it but was hindered by a lack of a good image and that a lot of people though it a bad idea (i would have checked with you first to see if it was ok and a suitable thing to do). I think i liked the idea of carrying that memory with me, of the energy, and of being connected to it.

        Jon 🙂

  31. Raluca Anghel on Oct 21, 2010 at 6:51 am

    interesting…

  32. Eric on Oct 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Guru” Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

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  • nicholas
    Thursday, May 23. 2019 07:28 AM
    We have received the good news that two holy places are being built in Yunnan province, China. The first is a Dorje Shugden stupa in the Jade Dragon (Yulong) Snow Mountain area and the second is the rebuilding of Chosang Temple in Shangri-la.

    Very pleased to be able to share this news, so that everyone can rejoice in the growth of Dorje Shugden’s practice around the world.

    Read more at : https://bit.ly/2Wipg9P
  • nicholas
    Thursday, May 23. 2019 07:26 AM
    During the 7th century Tang Dynasty of China (618 – 907 CE), there arose a great Buddhist master named Xuanzang (602 – 664 CE), who became a famed monk, explorer, scholar, writer, and translator. He is particularly famous for his journey to India, which took nearly two decades to complete, from 627 – 645 CE, and his careful translation of various Buddhist scriptures.

    Over the years, as the influence of his work spread, many variations of his name arose such as Tang Sanzang, Xuanzang Sanzang, Xuanzang Dashi, and Tang Seng. In fact, his story and works became influential in other Asian countries, where his name took on localised styles of pronunciation, such as Vietnam, where he is known as Huyen Trang; Japan, where he is celebrated as Genjo; and Korea, where he is called Hyeonjang. One of his greatest written works, the Great Tang Records on the Western Regions, provides stunning accounts of his travels, including the geography, customs and political descriptions of the kingdoms he visited in Central and Southern Asia. Due to his courage, perseverance, passion, and great learning, Xuanzang is considered to be one of the most illustrious figures in Chinese history.

    Read more about his inspiring life story at: https://bit.ly/2QffHTK
  • nicholas
    Thursday, May 23. 2019 07:24 AM
    The most glorious period of the Monastery was during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) when it was converted into a Lamasery by Emperor Shunzhi (顺治帝) in the year 1656. In order to further increase the faith from Tibetans and Mongolians, Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722) bestowed the title of Provincial Commander-in-Chief to the monastery’s Senior Lama and ordered the whole state of Shanxi to allocate contributions to the temple. The roofing tiles of the Monastery were also changed to royal yellow glazed tiles in the years 1683-1691, like those used for imperial buildings. All Lama temples were then under the control of Pusa-Ding as the Imperial authority had made it the highest leading position of the region. The site has been the accommodation lodge for Qing Emperors, Mongolian warlords and Tibetan Lamas whenever they traveled to Wutaishan for pilgrimage.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2NlQkAM
  • Pastor Lanse
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 07:12 PM
    For Ku Shulan, papercutting was her heartfelt passion, which manifested in endless inspiration. Her works are colourful, full of images, and vibrant in colours, which can’t be created by a mind of mental distress or pessimism. Her legacy was not only the papercutting arts of great artistic value, but also her spirit of tenacity, perseverance, and not giving up in the face of difficulties.

    https://bit.ly/2WSgeh3
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 06:04 PM
    The Thangka of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini

    This form of the deity is known as Sahaja Heruka Chakrasamvara. He appears in a simplified form with only one face and two arms embracing the consort Vajrayogini. In some ritual texts she is referred to as Vajra Varahi; however, her most common name is Vajrayogini, or Vajra Dakini. The colour of Chakrasamvara is blue and Vajrayogini is red. Their general mood and appearance is semi-peaceful and semi-wrathful.

    Learn more here: http://bit.ly/TantricDeity
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 03:24 PM
    It is really heartbreaking reading this article. A young boy has to endure so much difficulties and rejection even from his own family members but amazingly he did not give up and continue to live independently. We can see how cruel human is, even family members do not want to accept him. They should have just find out more about HIV and learn to take care of A-Long and not letting him live alone by himself. Really hope he is with a good foster family or charity home now.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/6-year-old-aids-orphan-lives-alone.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 12:06 PM
    Ten Reasons Your Dog May Develop Behaviour Problems

    While dogs don’t experience higher emotions such as shame, spite or contempt, they have the same range of basic emotions as we do, such as happiness, sadness, relief, frustration and fear. These feelings are essential in helping dogs learn about the world, and encourage them to behave in certain ways to protect or help them. Barking, biting, chewing and many other common dog behaviour problems are often misunderstood or mishandled by dog owners. If a dog feels fear, for example, they’re likely to seek out safety from the threat and gain a sense of relief, while the positive feelings they get from cuddles and grooming encourage good relationships with those around them.

    http://bit.ly/TR-DogProblems
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 11:59 AM
    The Reasons Birds Hit Windows and How to Prevent It

    When a building has mainly glass windows instead of walls, birds are not able to capture visually the fact that it is solid. It will just be a space to explore and as such, the birds do tend to fly into the glass windows and often seriously injuring themselves. This is an article to teaching us a few methods to overcome this problem and to keep birds away in safety.

    Learn more here: http://bit.ly/BirdSafety
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, May 22. 2019 12:42 AM
    I am surprised China is actually quite advanced in environmental protection. Back in the 1960s, they had already started their environmental protection project. Back then they didn’t know if they would be able to grow trees on barren deserts but they did not give up and they keep trying. 57 years later, they created the biggest man-made forest. This is simply amazing. China does not look at short term benefit or return. They look at the long term effects.

    http://bit.ly/480MilTrees
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 11:47 PM
    Kazi Dawa Samdup (1868 – 1922) was one of the earliest translators of Tibetan Buddhist texts into the English language, and a pioneer who introduced Tibetan Buddhism to the west. During his lifetime, he had served as the interpreter to kings, lamas, politicians, and explorers such as His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso (1876 – 1933), Alexandra David-Neel (1868 – 1969), the Maharaja of Sikkim Sir Thutob Namgyal (1860 – 1914), and Sir Charles Alfred Bell (1870-1945).

    His encounters with these well-known personalities played an important role in giving him credibility, and attracting those who would offer their assistance to edit and publish his translations, such as Dr. Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz (1878 – 1965) and Sir John Woodroffe (1865 – 1936).

    http://bit.ly/KaziTranslator
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 11:23 PM
    According to Buddhist history, the first recorded use of incense occurred during Buddha Shakyamuni’s time, when a woman named Magadha Sangmo offered incense and prayers to request the Buddha to come forth and visit her village. Magadha Sangmo was the daughter of the Buddha main patron, Suddatta. She mirrored her father’s immense faith in Buddha Shakyamuni and was his ardent devotee.

    http://bit.ly/Sangmo
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  • Chris
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 10:46 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and blog team on sharing this amazing story of Jadav Payeng with us. It is such an inspiration to see how one man’s effort can make a change and leave a remarkable impact on the environment.

    Jadav Payeng is just an ordinary man that lives on Majuli island. When he saw the island is in danger, he jumps into action and starts doing what he can do, which is planting a sapling a day in the barren wasteland of Majuli island.

    In the span of 40 years, a dense forest emerged from his effort and it is now even bigger than central park in New York. Many animals such as elephants, rhinos and even tigers have returned to live in that place. What he said was inspiring.

    “I see bad things happening on my island, and I do what I can to help.” – Jadav Payeng

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/forest-man-of-india-%E5%8D%B0%E5%BA%A6%E6%A3%AE%E6%9E%97%E4%B9%8B%E5%AD%90
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 07:05 PM
    900 million trees are cut down annually throughout the world. Over 29 million trees are chopped off each day and 20 million acres of forests are sacrificed of which 6 million of those acres are turned into wood pulp to make paper. Given the extend of repercussions faced by China due to disrespect for its environment, a change of mindset should take precedence over just merely planting more trees to solve the grave matter. Perhaps this message may help them open their hearts to see that ‘Mother Nature’ is a *powerful force* not to be belittled or trifled with.
    https://bit.ly/1JiV420
  • R.Ummamageswari
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 02:08 PM
    All of us can’t run away from our own karma where everyone has to face it no matter what happens. Some of us are experiencing the karma now, so it effects our prayers and spritual practices to our god. By reading this article i can understand that by praying and believing in Dorje Shugden, it helps us to create conducive conditions for a robust life and spiritual practice.

    As a Dharma protector, Dorje Shugden will remove our obstacles, and protect us and our loved ones. Dorje Shugden’s ability to manifest in different aspects such as wrathful, peaceful, and so on which is very important as it allows him to connect with more people from different levels, to help them with their differing problems.
    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Mm65rr
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 11:44 AM
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s Precious Teaching Collection

    Since he was a child, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had shown special abilities to perform various miracles; one being invoking a female naga goddess at a nearby lake from his village.

    Read more about of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s holy Guru, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and his precious teachings: http://bit.ly/HHZongRinpoche

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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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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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
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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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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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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
Tsem Rinpoche\'s personal shrine.
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Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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My way of sharing....
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My way of sharing....
Peace
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Peace
Please contemplate deeply what this message is sharing. Tsem Rinpoche
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Please contemplate deeply what this message is sharing. Tsem Rinpoche
Japanese Buddha statues. Beautiful program- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIfNibljnoI
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Japanese Buddha statues. Beautiful program- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIfNibljnoI
Japanese Buddhist altars. Beautiful- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4uqb3jPpCs
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Japanese Buddhist altars. Beautiful- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4uqb3jPpCs
Beautiful Lord Buddha carving which is so elegant. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful Lord Buddha carving which is so elegant. Tsem Rinpoche
We can love others as we heal ourselves inside...~Tsem Rinpoche
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We can love others as we heal ourselves inside...~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful short and powerful teaching by Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
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Beautiful short and powerful teaching by Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
China\'s huge Buddha statues. Amazingly beautiful- https://bit.ly/2DgSXxT
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China's huge Buddha statues. Amazingly beautiful- https://bit.ly/2DgSXxT
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Such a powerful imagery of Lord Buddha's determination. Fasting Buddha's meaning- http://bit.ly/2VCfKLa
This poor boy is being forced to leave his friend to be sold for slaughter. Children have a natural connection with animals, and they know it is wrong to hurt and kill them. Children lose this connection by being indoctrinated (brainwashed) by their parents/peers into believing animals are here to be exploited, killed, and eaten.- from Lucinda Smyth FB page
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This poor boy is being forced to leave his friend to be sold for slaughter. Children have a natural connection with animals, and they know it is wrong to hurt and kill them. Children lose this connection by being indoctrinated (brainwashed) by their parents/peers into believing animals are here to be exploited, killed, and eaten.- from Lucinda Smyth FB page
Some people really struggle and put in so much effort in their lives. Amazing. Tsem Rinpoche
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Some people really struggle and put in so much effort in their lives. Amazing. Tsem Rinpoche
18th Century Mongolian made Namgyalma statue. Very artistic. Very beautiful. Usually her arms are \'all over the place\' but this one is so artistically placed and poised. Tsem Rinpoche
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18th Century Mongolian made Namgyalma statue. Very artistic. Very beautiful. Usually her arms are 'all over the place' but this one is so artistically placed and poised. Tsem Rinpoche
My mother Ms. Dewa Nimbo came out with a new book. I am happy for her. Tsem Rinpoche
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My mother Ms. Dewa Nimbo came out with a new book. I am happy for her. Tsem Rinpoche
Challenges makes you more responsible. Always remember that life without struggle is a life without success. Don\'t give up and learn not to quit.~-Rumi
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Challenges makes you more responsible. Always remember that life without struggle is a life without success. Don't give up and learn not to quit.~-Rumi
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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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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    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
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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    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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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Living off the grid in Australia
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    6 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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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...
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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!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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