Most Venerable Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende visits Tsem Rinpoche

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His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende (Abbot Emeritus of Shar Gaden Monastery) and His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende (Abbot Emeritus of Shar Gaden Monastery) and His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

 

Interviewing H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende
of Shar Gaden Monastery
about H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

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Kechara was extremely honoured and privileged to host the visit of His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende, accompanied by his devoted attendant Gen Wangyal. Kensur Rinpoche, now an abbot emeritus, was the first abbot of Shar Gaden Monastery. It was Kensur Rinpoche who steered the monastery through troubled times when they were first forced to split from Gaden Shartse Monastery. Together with the other monks from Dokhang Khangtsen, Kensur Rinpoche established Shar Gaden Monastery as a Dorje Shugden stronghold where the practice and lineage could be protected and preserved.

In this day and age, few lamas command as much respect as Kensur Rinpoche who is admired for his bravery and courage. Certainly, his smiling face belies the many struggles he has experienced throughout his life. After leaving Tibet in 1959, Kensur Rinpoche stayed for a number of years in Buxa together with over 1000 other monks. There, they fought to preserve the practices and lineages that were at risk of being lost or had been left behind in Tibet. Kensur Rinpoche told us that during that time, all of the monks would do regular Kalarupa (Druchuma) pujas. The pujas were requested by the Tibetan leadership who asked that the rituals be dedicated to the removal of obstacles for the Tibetan settlements.

In the early 1990s, when everyone was still a part of Gaden Shartse Monastery. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende, then known as Geshe Lobsang Phende, is on the far left of the picture. He is the umze (lead chanter) of the puja and wearing the tsoksha hat. He sits behind His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Chocktrul Rinpoche and our Rinpoche.

In the early 1990s, when everyone was still a part of Gaden Shartse Monastery. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende, then known as Geshe Lobsang Phende, is on the far left of the picture. He is the umze (lead chanter) of the puja and wearing the tsoksha hat. He sits behind His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Chocktrul Rinpoche and our Tsem Rinpoche.

Thus, together with other monks like Gen Wangyal and Geshe Sopa, Kensur Rinpoche helped to rebuild Gaden Monastery in exile, through both spiritual and physical means. Kensur Rinpoche tells of a time when the monks had to go into the forest and chop down the trees by hand, and transport the logs back to the site where Gaden was being constructed. It was through this arduous process, driven by faith and devotion, that monks like Gen Wangyal today speak excellent Hindi since they had to deal with local Indian contractors.

Yet, when the ban came, none of these efforts mattered. They were in fact conveniently forgotten and in 2008, Kensur Rinpoche and the monks of Dokhang Khangtsen were resoundingly kicked out of Gaden Shartse Monastery because they refused to give up their practice. Kensur Rinpoche said that when His Holiness the Dalai Lama began issuing instructions for Shugden and non-Shugden worshippers to be segregated, Kensur Rinpoche thought long and hard about the decision to follow the Dalai Lama’s instructions and split from Gaden Shartse Monastery. His concern was for the welfare of the monks who were about to be kicked out because they did not want to give up their practice. Without resources, how were they ever going to continue?

The Gaden Oracle in trance of Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden grips Kensur Rinpoche's robes, a sign of his great happiness and appreciation for Kensur Rinpoche's devotion to the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa.

The Gaden Oracle in trance of Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden grips Kensur Rinpoche’s robes, a sign of his great happiness and appreciation for Kensur Rinpoche’s devotion to the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa.

In the end Kensur Rinpoche decided separating meant he could also protect those who chose to ‘give up the practice’. If the Dokhang Khangtsen monks did not leave, they were going to be expelled anyway and before things reached that stage, the rest of Gaden Shartse would suffer immense pressure from Dharamsala to harass Shugden monks. Kensur Rinpoche said the environment at the time was such that non-Shugden monks would have been harassed for associating with Shugden monks, and Kensur Rinpoche wanted to protect them from this type of unpleasant, uncomfortable situation.

So even in Kensur Rinpoche’s decision to support the split from Gaden Shartse Monastery, the motivation was compassion for everyone involved. Although he did not agree with the decisions of people who chose to give up the practice, still he did not wish to harm them. How many of us can say we are that deeply practised to think about the welfare of those who might cause harm to us?

Tsem Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche meeting for the first time in decades. The meeting stretched for many hours because there was much to catch up on.

Tsem Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche meeting for the first time in decades. The meeting stretched for many hours because there was much to catch up on. There is a strong connection here as Gen Wangyal the assistant of Kensur Rinpoche is the nephew of Tsem Rinpoche’s previous incarnation (Kentrul Thubten Lamsang).

But the worst was yet to come and in fact, the highest insult arrived in the form of Gaden Shartse Monastery doing the previously-unthinkable. Soon after the split, they erected a wall between themselves and the newly-established Shar Gaden. Consider the fact Kensur Rinpoche has devoted his life to his monastery, then imagine what it must have felt like as Kensur Rinpoche watched this wall being constructed, brick by brick.

Imagine the monastery that you helped to build by hand, telling you in such an obvious and degrading way that they no longer want you nor wish to be associated with you. This is exactly what the Tibetan leadership forces their community to do, and how much hurt and insult they instigate by driving people apart with a total disregard for their feelings and their contribution to Tibetan society and the welfare of the Tibetan people.

Tsem Rinpoche shows Kensur Rinpoche his personal 5ft Vajrayogini statue.

Tsem Rinpoche shows Kensur Rinpoche his personal 5ft Vajrayogini statue.

When Kensur Rinpoche tells this story, he does it without any bitterness or anger. But one can only imagine the pain, anguish and humiliation that many of the other monks also experienced at that time. As a result, Kensur Rinpoche as the first abbot would have had to counsel many monks who were hurt, confused and finding themselves unable to make sense of the event. In the early years of Shar Gaden’s establishment, it was Kensur Rinpoche who raised the funds, educated the young monks, and guided and trained them so that the monastery would have a firm grounding for its longevity and survival.

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These days, Kensur Rinpoche has retired from the abbotship. He now spends most of his time in India where although Kensur Rinpoche is the abbot emeritus, he continues to be involved in monastic affairs. Such is his ongoing concern and unflagging devotion for the welfare of the Sangha. During part of the year, Kensur Rinpoche also travels to Europe where he conducts pujas to raise funds, again for the Monastery. This harkens back to a time when the Dorje Shugden ban first started and Kensur Rinpoche found himself travelling to Europe to conduct pujas to raise funds for the Dorje Shugden Society in Delhi, so they could carry out their important works. It is known by all who have met Kensur Rinpoche that everything he raises is directed straight to the monastery.

While many claim to be great, few are truly great and have their greatness recognised by so many others. Theirs is a greatness developed through their actions, their devotion and their commitment to carrying out their promises. Throughout Kensur Rinpoche’s time in Malaysia, what moved me the most is that although he is such a grand lama, Kensur Rinpoche is totally without airs and graces, and lives very simply with his devoted attendant Gen Wangyal. While his actions make him deserving of the highest throne, yet he asks and demands for nothing, and thinks only for the monastery and its welfare.

For almost every day that Kensur Rinpoche was with us in Malaysia, he did pujas for the success and growth of Rinpoche's work, and for Rinpoche's long life.

For almost every day that Kensur Rinpoche was with us in Malaysia, he did pujas for the success and growth of Tsem Rinpoche’s work, and for Tsem Rinpoche’s long life.

On his visit to Kechara, Kensur Rinpoche performed many long life pujas dedicated to our guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche expressed that he understood the importance of Rinpoche’s work for the lineage, and he wished to contribute to Rinpoche’s works in this way. He has wanted to offer tenshug (long life requests and official pujas) to our Tsem Rinpoche in the past, but Tsem Rinpoche humbly declined. Kechara was truly honoured that such a distinguished guest and practitioner performed these rituals for our teacher. Kechara also had the opportunity to serve Kensur Rinpoche, taking him for medical check-ups with the best doctors to get his diabetes under control. All of this was overseen by our Rinpoche who wanted to take care of Kensur Rinpoche in his old age, in the same way Kensur Rinpoche has taken care of so many people throughout his life. For Rinpoche, such practitioners who are reservoirs of learning, knowledge and practice grow more and more precious as time passes and this lost generation of perfect masters who were educated in Tibet continues to dwindle in number.

Kensur Rinpoche also performed a soongdroop and rabney consecration puja for all of the statues and images throughout the Kechara Forest Retreat land.

Kensur Rinpoche also performed a soongdroop and rabney consecration puja for all of the statues and images throughout the Kechara Forest Retreat land.

When you ask Kensur Rinpoche how he dealt with the problems he has experienced throughout his life, Kensur Rinpoche’s answer is very simple:

“Pray to your lama for blessings. Pray to Dorje Shugden for material help. Then relax and trust, and don’t worry.

When you have your lama’s blessings and Dorje Shugden’s help, you have no reason to worry.”

Though Kensur Rinpoche’s words may appear simple, because they are uttered by someone who has successfully weathered storm after storm, it is then you realise even simple words can become an immense inspiration when they are backed up by actions that have borne fruit. They are especially more powerful when uttered by someone who has kept his monk vows intact for the last 70 years, for Kensur Rinpoche entered the monastery when he was just seven years old and at the time of writing, is currently 77 years old.

So in the interview above which was recorded while Kensur Rinpoche he was here with us, you will find that Kensur Rinpoche is speaking about our Rinpoche, and talking about what he thinks about our Rinpoche’s works and what he has accomplished.

May Kensur Rinpoche a long life and may all of his wishes swiftly come to fruition. May Kechara always be able to host such practitioners, to create the causes to develop such practitioners ourselves.

Pastor Jean Ai

 

Attendees bow as Kensur Rinpoche arrives for one of the pujas dedicated to Tsem Rinpoche, his long life and his works.

Attendees bow as Kensur Rinpoche arrives for one of the pujas dedicated to Tsem Rinpoche, his long life and his works.

Here, Druchuma or Kalarupa Puja is being done for our Rinpoche's long life.

Here, Druchuma or Kalarupa Puja is being done for our Rinpoche’s long life.

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With the help of assistant monks, Kensur Rinpoche conducted over 20 pujas dedicated to Rinpoche’s long life and the growth of Rinpoche’s works. This is in the middle of the soongdroop puja Kensur Rinpoche conducted to consecrate and reconsecrate Buddha statues and images all over KFR.

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Kensur Rinpoche also performed a rabney consecration puja for all of the statues and images throughout the Kechara Forest Retreat land.

Kensur Rinpoche also performed a rabney consecration puja for all of the statues and images throughout the Kechara Forest Retreat land.

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Kensur Rinpoche blessing the location of the memorial for our Rinpoche's dog, Yogi who recently passed away.

Kensur Rinpoche blessing the location of the memorial for our Rinpoche’s dog, Yogi who recently passed away.

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 While Kensur Rinpoche was in Malaysia, he also led our monthly Dorje Shugden puja (dakhang). At the end of the puja, Kensur Rinpoche blessed all of the members of our Puja House, sangha-to-be and our pastors.

While Kensur Rinpoche was in Malaysia, he also led our monthly Dorje Shugden puja (dakhang). At the end of the puja, Kensur Rinpoche blessed all of the members of our Puja House, sangha-to-be and our pastors.

Kensur Rinpoche greets everyone as he exits Wisdom Hall under the gaze of Shakyamuni and Dorje Shugden, both of whom he has devoted his entire life to.

Kensur Rinpoche greets everyone as he exits Wisdom Hall under the gaze of Shakyamuni and Dorje Shugden, both of whom he has devoted his entire life to.

During Kensur Rinpoche's visit to Malaysia, he was also interviewed about his life story as well as his thoughts and feelings about our Rinpoche.

During Kensur Rinpoche’s visit to Malaysia, he was also interviewed about his life story as well as his thoughts and feelings about our Rinpoche.

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Kensur Rinpoche visited Kechara's new Puja House in Bentong, and blessed the premises. Here, our Head Pastor Yek Yee can be seen greeting Kensur Rinpoche.

Kensur Rinpoche visited Kechara’s new Puja House in Bentong, and blessed the premises. Here, our Head Pastor Yek Yee can be seen greeting Kensur Rinpoche.

Kensur Rinpoche doing a Dorje Shugden black tea in front of a portrait of his guru and teacher Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, who gave Kensur Rinpoche his novice monk ordination vows.

Kensur Rinpoche doing a Dorje Shugden black tea at our Kechara Puja House in front of a portrait of his guru and teacher Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, who gave Kensur Rinpoche his novice monk ordination vows.

Upon his arrival to Malaysia, Kensur Rinpoche toured the various Kechara departments. Here, in the Kechara Gallery, Kensur Rinpoche pays special attention to our Rinpoche's recognition papers (chakdak).

Upon his arrival to Malaysia, Kensur Rinpoche toured the various Kechara departments. Here, in the Kechara Gallery, Kensur Rinpoche pays special attention to our Rinpoche’s story.

At Kensur Rinpoche's insistence, he conducted over 20 pujas while he was in Malaysia. All of them were dedicated to the growth of Rinpoche's works and Kechara, and to our Rinpoche's long life. On some days, the team overseeing Kensur Rinpoche's visit took him to tour other sites in Malaysia, such as Chin Swee Temple in Genting Highlands.

At Kensur Rinpoche’s insistence, he conducted over 20 pujas while he was in Kechara in Malaysia. All of them were dedicated to the growth of Tsem Rinpoche’s works and Kechara, and to our Tsem Rinpoche’s long life. On some days, the team overseeing Kensur Rinpoche’s visit took him to tour other sites in Malaysia, such as Chin Swee Temple in Genting Highlands.

Kensur Rinpoche also had the opportunity to join one of Kechara Soup Kitchen's (KSK) rounds, to offer food to the poor. Here, Kensur Rinpoche is receiving an explanation of KSK's activities.

Kensur Rinpoche also had the opportunity to join one of Kechara Soup Kitchen’s (KSK) rounds, to offer food to the poor. Here, Kensur Rinpoche is receiving an explanation of KSK’s activities.

Kensur Rinpoche offering food to Kuala Lumpur's homeless and urban poor.

Kensur Rinpoche offering food to Kuala Lumpur’s homeless and urban poor.

A small number of Kecharians were fortunate to receive teachings from Kensur Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche gave teachings on Kalarupa and the puja, on guru devotion and on the importance of a Dharma centre. For the sangha-to-be and pastors, they were fortunate to receive teachings from Kensur Rinpoche on the behaviour of monks and nuns.

A small number of Kecharians were fortunate to receive teachings from Kensur Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche gave teachings on Kalarupa and the puja, on guru devotion and on the importance of a Dharma centre. For the sangha-to-be and pastors, they were fortunate to receive teachings from Kensur Rinpoche on the behaviour of monks and nuns.

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A small team of people were dedicated to serving Kensur Rinpoche throughout his stay in Malaysia. This is Carmen, who is a member of the Kechara's Board of Directors and Tsem Ladrang.

A small team of people were dedicated to serving Kensur Rinpoche throughout his stay in Malaysia. This is Carmen, who is a member of the Kechara’s Board of Directors and Tsem Ladrang.

William, who is head of Kechara's Human Resources and a member of Kechara's Board of Directors, was also involved in Kensur Rinpoche's care.

William, who is head of Kechara’s Human Resources and a member of Kechara’s Board of Directors, was also involved in Kensur Rinpoche’s care.

Abby, who is a member of Kechara's Board of Directors and works extremely hard translating our Rinpoche's works to Chinese, was also very involved during Kensur Rinpoche's visit, helping to coordinate pujas and various other works.

Abby, who is a member of Kechara’s Board of Directors and works extremely hard translating our Rinpoche’s works to Chinese, was also very involved during Kensur Rinpoche’s visit, helping to coordinate pujas and various other works.

Overseeing Kensur Rinpoche's whole visit and the team who served him was one of our Rinpoche's personal assistants, Beng Kooi who is the head of e-Division and a member of Kechara's Board of Directors.

Overseeing Kensur Rinpoche’s whole visit and the team who served him was one of our Rinpoche’s personal assistants, Beng Kooi who is the head of e-Division and a member of Kechara’s Board of Directors.

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The biography of His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche
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His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende was born in 1941 in Lhasa, Tibet, not far from Gaden Monastery. Born into a very poor family, Kensur Rinpoche joined the local monastery after a monk that the family knew requested for their son to join the sangha. Rinpoche was just 7 years old at the time and he fondly recalls this as one of the best decisions his parents ever made for him.

Five years later, at the age of 12, Kensur Rinpoche entered the great prayer hall of Gaden Shartse Monastery where he received his Getsul (novice) vows from the incomparable His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He began his education with the Five Great Treatises under the tutelage of renowned masters such as H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche.

In 1959, Kensur Rinpoche followed His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and many others into exile in India. Like many other Tibetans, Kensur Rinpoche found himself in Buxa located in Northeastern India. There he remained for some time where his studies of Sutra and Tantra resumed. Kensur Rinpoche remembers those times as difficult but happy ones, where over 1000 monks from all traditions were gathered. During that time, all of the monks would engage in regular Kalarupa (Druchuma) pujas requested by the Tibetan government, for the removal of obstacles for the Tibetan settlements which were just being established.

A Tibetan monastery is an institution of great learning, diffusion and development of Buddhist philosophy, art and culture. It forms the core of religious and political life in Tibetan society and so when the Tibetans first arrived in India, rebuilding their great monasteries was one of their priorities. They focused first on the Three Great Pillars of Gaden, Sera and Drepung Monasteries. Kensur Rinpoche himself was one of the early pioneers who restored the monastic universities in India, and was directly involved in the reestablishment of Gaden in Mundgod, South India. Drepung would later come to be reestablished in Mundgod too, while Sera was reestablished in Bylakuppe, Mysore.

Throughout his life, Kensur Rinpoche has been so highly respected that he has always been requested to hold many positions and offices. Kensur Rinpoche was appointed General Secretary for the Lama Society, an organization in support of Gaden and Drepung Monasteries. Upon the completion of his tenure, he was requested to extend his service but Kensur Rinpoche declined, citing that he had to focus on his studies as advised by His Eminence Kensur Lati Rinpoche. When Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende finally completed his studies with due honours, he was awarded the Geshe Lharampa degree. This is equivalent to a Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy. With his expertise and knowledge in pujas and rituals, and known for his beautifully sonorous chanting, Kensur Rinpoche was then appointed the Umze (lead chanter) of Gaden Shartse Monastery.

Tsem Rinpoche sponsored a long life puja for his guru, H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche. In this photo, you can see Kensur Rinpoche fulfilling his role as the umze (lead chanter) for this long life puja.

Tsem Rinpoche sponsored a long life puja for his guru, H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche. In this photo, you can see Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende fulfilling his role as the umze (lead chanter) for this long life puja.

Amongst Kensur Rinpoche’s many literary contributions was the reorganisation of the common and uncommon rituals and recitation traditions, in order to make them comprehensive and accessible to many. This was made possible with thorough analyses of the original compositions, in collaboration with and guided by none other than His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorjechang.

In addition, Kensur Rinpoche also served the monastery and laity as secretary to the Oracle of Dorje Shugden at Gaden Monastery. In this position, the sangha and laypeople relied on Kensur Rinpoche as the main scribe to record the proclamations and prophesies of Dorje Shugden in trance. When in trance, Dorje Shugden would speak in an archaic form of the Tibetan language, which is only understood by erudite scholars. Kensur Rinpoche bearing this position successfully for many years thus reflects and highlights his incredible knowledge and skill.

In February 2008, as a result of the ban on Dorje Shugden, Dokhang Khangtsen (a subdivision of Gaden Shartse Monastery) separated from the rest of Gaden Shartse to became an autonomous Gelug monastic institution on its own right. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende was appointed as the Abbot to lead this newly-formed monastery, which was given the name Shar Gaden Monastery. Under Kensur Rinpoche’s guidance and leadership, the monastery reestablished its routine and systems, educating and training the monks as they would have been trained in Gaden Shartse. Only, as part of Shar Gaden, the monks also had Dorje Shugden included as one of their practices.

In 2013, after a highly successful five-year term as Abbot, Kensur Rinpoche retired from office, thus taking on the title of ‘Kensur’ or Abbot Emeritus*. Today, Kensur Rinpoche maintains his residence at Shar Gaden Monastery while continuing to serve the monastic community there. To this day, he continues to be highly revered at the monastery, and by countless Dorje Shugden practitioners everywhere.

*When one becomes an abbot (khenpo), they are known as Khen Rinpoche. Upon their retirement, the khenpo becomes a kensur and henceforth becomes known as Kensur Rinpoche. Therefore, until Lobsang Phende became Khen Rinpoche (and now Kensur Rinpoche), he would have been known to all as Geshe Lobsang Phende.

 

Addendum

H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right.

H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right.

After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by the Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered with the Indian authorities so there was nothing the Tibetan leadership could do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende could meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan government in-exile said that Dorje Shugden people and non-Dorje Shugden people are like the moustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. You can see in the 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything including unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende’s collection.

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Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende is standing with H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche

Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende is standing with H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche

 
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  1. Samfoonheei on Oct 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    It’s a privilege to have a highly Master Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest retreat. And even attending the many long-life pujas conducted for Rinpoche. He is one high lama who devoted his whole life to the Dharma. After leaving Tibet into exile in 1959, he helped in rebuilding of monasteries and nunneries throughout India and Nepal. Kensur Rinpoche is one brave , courage and respected Lama . Since retirement he continues to be involved in monastic affairs and travelling to raise funds for the monastery.
    During Kensur Rinpoche’s stays in Kechara, Malaysia, he was interviewed about his life story and shared his thoughts and feelings about our Rinpoche. He give teachings to some fortunate Kecharians and did join in Kechara Soup Kitchen’s (KSK) rounds, offering foods to the poor.
    May Kensur Rinpoche stays healthy and live long to continue turning the Dharma wheel for the benefits of all beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of a Great Lama.

  2. Carmen koo on Aug 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    What strikes my mind the most is that at his age, Kensur Rinpoche can recollect the memories of the past so vividly, and is still so sharp and alert. His aura is extremely at peace, with no signs of all that he had to go through before.

    It is sad that the ban on Dorje Shugden practice had sidelined him from his home he laid brick by brick. Not only him, but the many who chose to continue their practice proudly. It is sad to see how the ban had destroyed relationships, relationships he had built throughout the years in the monastic community, with the local community, with his fellow countrymen and women and practitioners from around the globe.

    Also, again, another proof of reincarnation! Kensur Rinpoche remembers Rinpoche’s past incarnation as Kentrul Thubten Lamsang, who was devoted to his lamas and performed many auspicious deeds where he was, had many disciples and helped the community very much. Just like Tsem Rinpoche’s deeds today.

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 8, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    The Arya sangha is one of the representation of the Three Jewels, and the community of monks of our time is a representation of that spirit and energy. Venerable Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende has gone through so much since leaving tibet. The split amongst Gaden and Shar Gaden, was not something that was arrived at a whim, it was after much thought by the leadership of Shar Gaden.

    It was done to protect the Dorje Shudgen lineage of practices and also all the monks that wanted to carry on practicing the Dorje Shugden practices. I hope future generations can appreciate the monks of Shar Gaden, to split from their spiritual community was and remains one of the hardest decisions they could have ever taken before. I pray the ban on Dorje Shugden will lift soon and the monks of the Gelug order can come together again in harmony and as a spiritual community once more, united to bring dharma to all corners of the world.

  4. Sharon Ong on Aug 2, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    It is always good to read about extraordinary Lamas such as Kensur Rinpoche. Reading about Kensur Rinpoche’s tireless struggles as a Shugden practitioner helps me appreciate my Protector practice even more. If a high Lama like Kensur Rinpoche is courageously practising Dorje Shugden in the face of so many adversities, it is a clear sign that this Protector is extremely beneficial and powerful.

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

  5. Datuk May on Aug 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I met Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende in 2013 during our pilgrimage to Shar Ganden. It was awesome to be so near to such a pure and holy monk. I had this opportunity to be in Kensur’s presence was on behalf of my Guru, in requesting for him to go for a thorough medical check-up and also for a long life puja to be conducted for him. Kensur Rinpoche went for the checkup sponsored by Tsem Rinpoche but declined the Long life puja as he told me he needed permission from his Guru who lived in Europe.

    It was such an honour for Kechara that Kensur Rinpoche visited us and be with us at Kechara Forest Retreat.

    During Kensur Rinpoche’s stay with us, he did not waste any time but conducted numerous pujas for Tsem Rinpoche’s long life and for the blessings on Kechara Forest Retreat and every sentient beings in the space.

    Kensur Rinpoche is truly a humble pure monk and whenever he walked into Wisdom Hall to conduct the numerous pujas and when we bowed in his presence, he would say “Thank you”. Amazing when it is us who should say “Thank you” for all the holy prayers conducted by him to bless us.

    The opportunities to meet such learned and great Masters like Kensur Rinpoche are getting more and more rare as the monks of that era are getting older and we must all take this opportunity of this article to learn and emanate their thoughts and words of wisdom.

    I encourage my friends to read about this great pure monk.

  6. Anne Ong on Aug 1, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche,Pastor Jean Ai and blog team for the beautiful post. It’s wonderful to see this puja event on pictures conducted by H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende for Tsem Rinpoche’s long life and Dharma growth of Kechara. And also the lovely interview with H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende,which i find very sweet, friendly and humble. I wish Kensur Rinpoche a very long and healthy life together with my Guru,Tsem Rinpoche. May The Wheel of Dharma keep turning until samsara ends._/\_

  7. Suzanne Stjern on Jul 31, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Thank you Pastor for writing such a wonderful and inspiring article. His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche are living examples of true greatness of human character, who teach us to be just like them. I feel very inspired and motivated to increase my practice. Many blessing to all of Kechara, you all are amazing!

  8. Lim Han Nee on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:43 am

    It was indeed a rare honour and privilege to have received teachings from such a highly realised Master as Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende during his recent visit to our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche, and to attend the many long-life pujas he so graciously conducted for Rinpoche.

    As a Lama and Master of such vast knowledge and high attainments, he is yet so humble. His simplicity and directness draws you instantly into his warm circle of compassion and spirituality so naturally and spontaneously. When we learned that he had been there hands on to help in the construction of Gaden Monastery in Mundgod, and that he rose above the conflict created by the ban on the Dorje Shugden practice and helmed the Shar Gaden as abbot in its early tumultuous years, protecting both monks who had broken away to continue to practise Dorje Shugden and those who had ‘given up the practice’, we realise how great is the Bodhi mind that resides in such a rare holy being.

    You are inspired not to waste your time. One who has lived his life as a sangha, serving others, since the age of seven, he still continues at this high age to serve the monastery wherever he goes,spreading the Dharma and raising funds for the Monastery.

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for this blogpost on such a precious holy being and his visit to our Guru, who never fails to teach us , by fine example, about appreciating great Sangha like Kensur Rinpoche.

  9. Jace Chong on Jul 29, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche, Pastor Jean Ai and blog team for the beautiful post.

    After reading the post, I found that Kensur Rinpoche’s smile is especially beautiful, for someone who been through all these and yet find every reason to rejoice and be happy. Not only the bravery, but the strong motivation the go through hardships to benefit others really blow my mind.

    I am fortunate to have chance to see him closer during some video shoot. I respect Kensur Rinpoche so much that he rarely tell us he is tired even it has been long hours filming some times. He always smile and when he wave his hand saying “Thank you”, I feel ashamed that we should thank him more than he thanks us.

    I wish Kensur Rinpoche a very long and healthy life together with my Guru, Tsem Rinpoche, may The Wheel of Dharma keep turning until samsara ends.

    Thank you.

  10. Sarah on Jul 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    This is the story of a remarkable high lama who devoted his whole life to the Dharma. I believe his success in establishing Shar Gaden Monastery was due to his great faith in the Protector. In spite of his advanced years, Kensur Rinpoche is still able to travel and perform pujas to benefit others. I shall always remember his words of advice: “Pray to your lama for blessings. Pray to Dorje Shugden for material help. Then relax and trust, and don’t worry. When you have your lama’s blessings and Dorje Shugden’s help, you have no reason to worry.” May Kensur Rinpoche live long and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma.

  11. Fong on Jul 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Venerable Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende is a very courageous perosn and so full of faith. He trusts the Buddhas and the Dorje Shugden to do take care of him and his flock. To be abbot of Shar Gaden in the early must is so monumental that it would have broken a lesser person. And, yet his thoughts were for the confused young monks and how to ensure that they are able to keep their commitments to Dorje Shugden and their root Gurus.

    We, in Malaysia are so fortunate and honored by the presence of kensur Rinpoche.

  12. Lum Kok Luen on Jul 28, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Dear Pastor Jean Ai,

    It is so humbling and meritorious to read this beautiful posting and sharing of Kensur Rinpoche’s visit to Malaysia and close relationship between HE Tsem Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche.

    Both are such high erudite masters of the Dharma who only think of benefiting others out of samsara. We are indeed very, very fortunate to meet and have the merits to attend so many pujas in KFR during His Eminence’s visit to Malaysia.

    Of the innumerable teachings here, the most outstanding advise that I will always hold close to my heart is this:
    “Pray to your lama for blessings. Pray to Dorje Shugden for material help. Then relax and trust, and don’t worry.

    When you have your lama’s blessings and Dorje Shugden’s help, you have no reason to worry.”

    This is the only way for us all to bring ourselves and others out of samsara’s cycle. Guru devotion and following the Guru’s instructions are paramount in our practice.

    I pray and wish and dedicate to the long life, stable health to Kensur Rinpoche and we all be connected to Him life after life and may His teachings and our Guru’s teaching flourish far and wide.

    Humbly yours,
    Lum Kok Luen

  13. Tsem Rinpoche on Jul 28, 2017 at 10:24 am

    This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche.

    Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes.

    This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche

    Trijang and Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen

    • Jace Chong on Jul 29, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful and historical photo.

      These 3 great masters are definitely not common beings who dedicate their lifes for the benefit of all sentient beings. Despite many obstacles arise from the unethical Dorje Shugden’s ban, these lineage holders are especially strong and brave to upkeep the lineage and Dorje Shugden practise.

      May Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche come back soon to continue the great works, may Trijang Rinpoche and all great lineage holders continue to carry the lineage and practice to spread light of hope to dispel the darkness of suffering.

      Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    • Grace Tan on Jul 29, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing of the history of the three great and important highly respected lamas that have hold strongly to the DS practice.

      Also, thank you Rinpoche and the Kechara team that have brought Kensur Rinpoche and Gen Wangyal to Kechara Forest Retreat to conduct many pujas to benefit so many sentient beings. Kensur Rinpoche’s persistency in holding strongly to DS practise really inspires a lot of people and motivates all the DS practitioners around the world.

      We pray the DS ban to be lifted soonest. We hope more voices will be raised via social media to lift the DS ban.

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  • Chris
    Monday, Aug 19. 2019 04:59 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for sharing with us this amazing news and inspiring occasion where Kechara has the chance to make offerings to sangha from Sri Lanka. These monks are pure monks and it is very meritorious when we can make such offerings to them.

    From this incident, I am able to see the true spirit of religion where the monks kindly accepted our offerings even though we are from a different sect of Buddhism and they even requested to bless the land on their own initiative. They have a good intention and wanted the Dharma to grow in Kechara sincerely.

    This is how it should be when it comes to religion. People should not discriminate based on the differences in their belief system.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/kechara-offering-dana-to-visiting-sangha-from-sri-lanka.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Aug 19. 2019 03:16 PM
    From this article i can understand that by praying and believing in Dorje Shugden, it helps us to create conducive conditions for a spiritual practice. As a Dharma protector, Dorje Shugden will remove our obstacles, and protect us and our loved ones.
    This article good and complete for anyone who wishes to learn about Dorje Shugden.Thank you so much for sharing this article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/33KfjDa
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 19. 2019 03:03 PM
    Rinpoche have always advice us that we should go to places full of spiritual power such to Bodh Gaya, Lumbini , Wu Tai San and so forth. Have an auspicious and meritorious trip instead of going for holidays to see places of interest. Rejoice to Pastor David for bringing your dad and your friend Paul with his mother for this wonderful meaningful pilgrimage to Nepal and India visiting powerful places of the tantric deity Vajrayogini and so on. And visiting Serpom monastery as suggested by Rinpoche to make offerings to the monks. Looking at those beautiful pictures paints a thousands words.
    I wish I could go on a pilgrimage to such Holy and scared place of Nepal and India some day.
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing your memorable account of your pilgrimage with your dad, Paul and his mother.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/pilgrimage-through-india-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 19. 2019 02:59 PM
    Very informative post of this Gyenze fire Puja or sometime known as the Fire Puja of the Wealth. In Buddhism, ceremonies are meant to provide a blessing. Gyenze fire Puja is no exception, is a very effective and powerful puja within the Tibetan Buddhism. And is considered the king of all pujas. Well its basically to remove all obstacles ,purifying negative karma, increase merits, dispel negative energies and pacifies unseen beings, that obstruct us from doing our Dharma practice. Wow……these are the 13 ingredients been offered during this fire Puja. I am fortunate to have witnessed one at Kechara Forest Retreat before and looking forward to the next Fire Puja this coming Saturday.
    Thanks Rinpoche for having those monks to perform this meritorious puja . And thank you all sponsors and those hardworking team making it possible.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/gyenze-fire-puja-or-the-fire-puja-of-the-wealth-increasing-form-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 11:04 PM
    Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche known as Milarepa

    As is clearly seen in Helmut Gassner’s account, two of the most influential and trailblazing Tibetan lamas who taught in the West both practised Dorje Shugden and held him in high regard. His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, was not only once the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery but was a well-known meditator, debator, tantric adept and teacher of thousands of monks and laypeople all over the world.

    Find out more of this great monk: http://bit.ly/2SRJrHB
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 10:52 PM
    Growing up with Rinpoche: You’ve got mail

    Rinpoche, if people take the time to write and express their thoughts and feelings, that is something that should be appreciated and respected. And if people confide in Rinpoche, that information is always treated as sacred because it is not always easy for people to trust someone else enough to open up to them.

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  • Chris
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 05:21 PM
    China is one of the most powerful countries in the world nowadays and many countries had chosen to be in China’s good books. It is only a matter of time where all the Tibetan government’s supporter will stop supporting them and be on China’s side.

    Let’s face it. The struggle for Tibet’s independence has been on-going for 60 years but there is no progress at all. Now, even His Holiness the Dalai Lama is telling the Tibetans to go for Umaylam instead of Rangzen. However, Umaylam requires their cooperation with the Chinese government.

    It is good for Tibetans or Tibetan government to befriend China because they will need their mercy to get back to Tibet because China has all the reasons for not letting the Tibetans go back to Tibet. They certainly do not need Tibetans.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 05:15 PM
    This is something I don’t understand. In the beginning, the 14th Dalai Lama was practising Dorje Shugden and he did not say anything about Dorje Shugden. Suddenly in 1996, he banned everyone from practising Dorje Shugden saying Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit.

    Dorje Shugden is a practice given to the Dalai Lama by his teacher, Trijang Rinpoche. Trijang Rinpoche would never harm the Dalai Lama by giving the Dalai Lama the practice of an evil spirit. This does not make sense at all. Is the Dalai Lama implying his teacher was not good and wanted to harm him when he said Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html
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    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:49 PM
    Voyage to the Colossus of Rhodes

    In school, I remember we had a competition to make anything we wanted with the sole condition that it had to use LED lights. It was around the time that out of all the various figures of ancient Greek mythology, my fascination with Medusa was at its highest. Her story is an interesting one. She was once a beautiful maiden who, cursed by the goddess Athena, was made to look so terrible that the mere sight of her would turn anyone to stone. Over time her anger overtook her and she became a scourge, plaguing mankind. The demi-god Perseus slayed her and used her dreadful head to turn to stone monsters, beasts and other men alike in his self-serving yet glorified journey which ended with the founding of the ancient city-state Mycenae.

    Journey with Pastor Niral as he travel the the country rich in mythology: http://bit.ly/2LMkhJA
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:42 PM
    Growing up with Rinpoche: Putting down roots

    Rinpoche is never interested in secular activities just for the sake of it, but always uses his knowledge, interest and experience to see how he can improve the lives of those around him and how he can bring Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) to the next level in terms of serving others. So for Rinpoche, a vegetable farm is not just a vegetable farm, but an activity that can bring Dharma to others.

    Find out what exciting plans that Rinpoche has: http://bit.ly/32NjBsV
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:29 PM
    Over the years reading Rinpoche blog’s post , I have come across many true stories of how Rinpoche has helped countless of students and people in their career, sickness, business and so forth. Reading this post story is really amazing how relying on Setrap Protector and having trust and faith in our Guru has help Dato Eric Tan in his business . Dato’ Eric Tan’s achievements today is truly amazing all due his trust and never give up what ever happened.
    Thank you Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing. May more people read this post and be inspired.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-6.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:28 PM
    Heartfelt watching the beginning of the video. Could imagine the fear the furry Edie encountered, so much so hiding at the corner. Edie was so scared and just needed is a hug and pad from some kind soul . Bronwyne Mirkovich is so compassionate , kind for saving Edie’s life. Thank you too Edie Gobbie from the American Maltese Association for helping with this wonderful project to rescue animals. Life is so precious nor matter what it is , it is still a life……human or doggie. Dogs are our best friends, never harm, abuse or hurt them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/all-she-needed-was-a-hug.html
  • Chris
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this auspicious post with us. It is amazing that Kechara has the chance to make such offerings to the high lamas and monks in the monastery. This is a clear example of the generosity of Rinpoche that wishes each and every one of us to adopt.

    Making offerings to the sangha is very meritorious and we can collect a lot of merit with such actions because we are directly supporting the growth of Dharma and those high lamas are Buddhas. Seeing such pictures warms my heart and I rejoice to see those happy faces of those monks who received those very much needed offerings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-offerings-to-the-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:29 PM
    Wow ….. there have been so many UFO sightings in so many different countries. There are altogether eight UFO sightings within 10 days witnessed by people across the globe. They saw shiny unidentified flying objects flying past in the sky as reported. Very interesting….. strange object sparked theories of possible extra terrestrial sightings and they do definitely exist after all. Many UFO sightings have been reported in the last decades yet scientist or researchers yet to confirm the details or evidence to proof it. But the strange sightings in different countries at the same month could not be wrong as we know “they’ have been watching at the earth from some where up there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing …..simple amazing caught on camera by those eye witness.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-ufo-everywhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:27 PM
    There may have been a chance for a civilization to start billions of years before life began on Earth as discovered by scientists. Several discoveries and theories from some of the greatest minds in science point to the likelihood that there is something beyond out there in the universe. I do believe that we are not alone in the universe. Well, there many on going research that has taken place to look for signs of extra terrestrial life such as aliens. Scientist have been using telescope and specimen data to radios to detect and send communication signals. Currently, scientist do not have any evidence to support that aliens exist but the research work still going on with the discovery of a varieties of beings in the universal . Stories of the sighting of aliens and other species by eye witnesses yet to proof their existence. Researcher and scientists have not given up hope to research for evidence. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/mysteries-surrounding-ancient-aliens.html

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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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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.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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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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
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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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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
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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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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
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
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It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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