Padmasambhava Meets Tsongkhapa

Jan 25, 2012 | Views: 2,541

His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama with His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dear friends around the world,

I found this beautiful picture that radiates warmth, love, spirituality and great gentle power. His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche to me was a living Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava. Everything he did was to benefit others. He spent his whole sacred life learning Dharma, practicing Dharma, accomplishing Dharma and disseminating Dharma. When you were in his presence you felt so much compassion and wisdom radiating from him. I had the pleasure and honour to meet him once in Kathmandu. He blessed me by placing his huge soft holy hands on my head. I never received teachings from him, but that does not matter, to me he was a very holy being.

His Holiness the all knowing Gyalwa 10th Panchen Rinpoche underwent so many obstacles and physical challenges in Tibet. He never lost his presence of mind and he tirelessly worked for the welfare of others. He is considered an emanation of Amitabha Buddha and I have no doubts about that. He traveled, taught, and upheld the holy Dharma. He was the 10th Panchen in a long line of immaculate incarnations that traditionally reside at the glorious Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, Tibet. To me he seems like Tsongkhapa himself.

Here in this picture Panchen Lama presents a gift to Dilgo Khyentse. Dilgo Khyentse is so humble and crouched forward to receive it. This is a sign of having no ego, a truly attained being. This picture is such a testament to two great beings interacting for the benefit of us sentient beings. I am blessed to see this picture and I had to share it here. I am moved to see this. I treasure beings like these. For me it is as if Lama Tsongkhapa (H.H. 10th Panchen Lama) is meeting up with Guru Rinpoche (H.H. Dilgo Khyentse) in this photograph.

This is a beautiful picture showing harmony between such highly attained lamas from differing traditions. This is even more so since the ban on Dorje Shugden began. Since that time there have been accusations of religious intolerance against Dorje Shugden practitioners. His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama was, however, a very strong practitioner of Dorje Shugden. In fact he has a large chapel dedicated to the protector in his Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, and even composed prayers to Dorje Shugden which can be found in his sungbum, or collected works. Seeing these pictures is testament to the fact that such religious intolerance did not exist before the ban. This is an example of what true practitioners are like, when you practice the teachings correctly, there is no disharmony. There is only love, care and tolerance towards each other.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

A warm photo of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama with His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

A warm photo of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama with His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

 


 

Biography of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

DilgoPanchen-03Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyaltsen was the 10th Panchen Lama of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. He was often referred to simply as Chokyi Gyaltsen. He was born and given the name Gonpo Tseten on February 19, 1938 in today’s Xunhua Salar Autonomous County of Qinghai, to his parents Gonpo Tseten and Sonam Drolma.

When the 9th Panchen Lama entered clear light in 1937, two simultaneous searches for the 10th Panchen Lama produced two competing candidates, with the government in Lhasa (who had selected a boy from Xikang) and the 9th Panchen Lama’s officials (who picked Tseten) in conflict. The government of The Republic of China, then embroiled in the Chinese Civil War, declared its support for Tseten on June 3, 1949. Guan Jiyu, the head of the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission, joined Kuomintang Governor of Qinghai Ma Bufang in presiding over Tseten’s enthronement on June 11, as Chokyi Gyaltsen at Kumbum Monastery. The Dalai Lama’s government in Lhasa still refused to recognize Chokyi Gyaltsen as the legitimate incarnation of the Panchen Lama.

Ma tried to persuade the Panchen Lama to accompany the Kuomintang government to Taiwan as they were losing the war, but the Panchen Lama declared his support for the Communist People’s Republic of China instead. In 1951, the Panchen Lama was to invited to Beijing as the Tibetan delegation was signing the 17-Point Agreement with the People’s Republic of China. He was officially recognised by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama when they met in 1952.

In September 1954, the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama went to Beijing to attend the first session of the first National People’s Congress and to meet Mao Zedong and other leaders. The Panchen Lama was soon elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and in December 1954 he became the deputy chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. In 1956, the Panchen Lama went to India on a pilgrimage together with the Dalai Lama.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru, His Holiness the Panchen Lama and Maharaja of Sikkim

When the Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959, the Panchen Lama publicly supported the Chinese government so he could remain in Tibet to protect his people. The Chinese government made him chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region. After a tour through Tibet, in May 1962, he met Zhou Enlai to discuss a 70,000-character petition that dealt with the brutal suppression of the Tibetan people during and after the Chinese invasion of Tibet. The initial reaction was positive, but in October 1962, the Chinese authorities dealing with the population criticised the petition. Chairman Mao called the petition “… a poisoned arrow shot at the Party by reactionary feudal overlords.”

In 1964, he was publicly humiliated at Politburo meetings, dismissed from all posts of authority, declared ‘an enemy of the Tibetan people’, had his journal confiscated and used against him, and then imprisoned. He was 26 years old at the time. The Panchen Lama’s situation worsened when the Cultural Revolution began. The Chinese dissident and former Red Guard Wei Jingsheng published a letter in March 1979, written under an anonymous name, denouncing the conditions at Qincheng Prison where the 10th Panchen Lama was imprisoned. In October 1977, he was released but held under house arrest in Beijing until 1982. After his release, he was considered by the Chinese authorities to be politically rehabilitated, and he then rose to important positions once again. He served as Vice Chairman of the National People’s Congress.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India with His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama

In 1978, after being told to give up his vows of an ordained monk by the authorities, he traveled around China and the authorities had arranged a wife (consort) for him. He began ‘courting’ Li Jie as recommended, a soldier and medical student at Fourth Military Medical University in Xi’an. At the time, the Lama had no money and was still blacklisted by the party, but the wife of Deng Xiaoping and widow of Zhou Enlai saw the strategic alliance that a marriage between a Tibetan Lama and a Han woman would bring. They personally intervened to wed the couple in a large ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in 1979. One year later, the Panchen Lama was given the Vice Chairmanship of the National People’s Congress and other political posts.

Li Jie bore a daughter in 1983, named Yabshi Pan Rinzin Wangmo. Popularly known as the ‘Princess of Tibet’, she is considered an important person in Tibetan Buddhism and within Tibetan-Chinese politics because she is the only offspring of a 600-year history of the Panchen Lama incarnation lineage. Early in 1989, the 10th Panchen Lama returned to Tibet to consecrate some of the recovered bones from the graves of the previous Panchen Lamas. These are graves that had been destroyed during the destruction of Tashi Lhunpo in 1959. Unfortunately, he died from a manifested heart attack in Shigatse at the age of 51, on January 28, just five days after delivering a speech in Tibet during which he said: “Since liberation, there has certainly been development, but the price paid for this development has been greater than the gains.”

According to one story, he foresaw his own death as in the case of very high lamas as himself in a message to his wife during their last meeting. In another, a rainbow appeared in the sky before his death. Some people, including the Dalai Lama, believe that his own medical staff poisoned him. His daughter Rinzin Wangmo refused to comment on the conspiracy theories, attributing his early death to his general poor health, extreme weight gain, and chronic sleep deprivation.

His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama was a staunch upholder of teachings in the Gelug tradition. In fact, he composed many prayers and texts. These are contained in his sungbum, or collected works, and include prayers to Dorje Shugden, who he considered to be a very important Dharma protector. In fact his monastery of Tashi Lhunpo has a large chapel dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where monks engage in his prayers every single day. The Panchen Lama encouraged this, as he knew this practice can bring benefit to many people.

 

Biography of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse

His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was born around 1910 in Tibet. He was the undisputed head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism from 1987 and remained so until his passing in 1991. He was a powerful tantric master, scholar, poet and teacher. As the holder of the lineage of teachings stemming from Jamyang Khyentse Wango, Dilgo Khyentse’s role was pivotal within the Nyingma tradition, especially after the 1959 events in Tibet, which saw thousands of Tibetans escape into India, Nepal and Bhutan. From that time onwards it was due to his kindness and perseverance that many Nyingma teachings were preserved and spread. Many practitioners all over the world consider him to be the archetypal spiritual teacher. His inner journey led him to an unparalleled depth of knowledge and enabled him to be a fountain of loving kindness, wisdom and compassion for all those who met him.

He was born in Denhok Valley in Kham Derge, Eastern Tibet in a family that descended from the 9th century King Trisong Detsen, and his father was a minister to the king of Derge. While still in his mother’s womb he was recognised as an extraordinary incarnation by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, an important lama in the Nyingma tradition. As a young boy he manifested a strong desire to devote himself to spiritual life entirely. Although his father wanted him to follow in his own footsteps, he finally relented to his son’s wishes.

When he was seven years old, he was recognised as one of the reincarnations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo by Sechen Gyaltsab Rinpoche at Shechen Monastery, which is one of the six principal monasteries of the Nyingma tradition. Over the years Dilgo Khyentse received a full education from over 50 teachers from the Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug traditions. He spent time training in meditation and studied the Dharma in general but had a specific focus on tantra. Completing his ngondro, or preliminary practices, he spent the majority of 13 years in silent retreat in remote hermitages and caves near his birthplace.

When he had finished his retreat, at the age of 28, Dilgo Khyentse studied with Khyentse Chokyi Lodro and received many teachings and initiations from him. He then requested his teacher to spend the rest of his life in solitary meditation but his teacher instructed him to teach others and spread the countless teachings he had received.

Following 1959, he lived in Bhutan at the request of the king, who welcomed him and provided for him. He even became the king’s spiritual advisor. Soon his outstanding qualities began to draw many students, from the highest ministers, to the humblest farmers and westerners. Following this Dilgo Khyentse travelled all over the Himalayas, India, Southeast Asia and the West to give teachings and spread the Dharma. He was considered one of the masters of the Dzogchen, or Great Perfection, teachings and was a principal holder of the Nyingma lineage known as Longchen Nyingtik. Over the course of his lifetime, he even sought out teachings that were on the verge of disappearing, received their oral transmissions and initiations, and passed them on to his students in order to preserve them.

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In addition to these, he composed numerous poems, meditation texts and commentaries. Throughout his life, he showed himself to be a true embodiment of enlightened activity. He would regularly work on several projects or work at the same time, although whatever he did, it seems to flow effortlessly from his meditation and actions. His teachings and his life had become one and the same.

In 1980 he founded a monastery in Nepal, called Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling. It is located near the Boudhanath stupa in the northeast of Kathmandu. There, he revived the Shechen tradition and taught the Dharma countless times to other lamas, disciples and students all around the world.

He built a stupa in Bodhgaya, the place of Buddha’s enlightenment, and built several temples and stupas in Bhutan. In Tibet itself he re-consecrated Samye monastery, which was the first Buddhist monastery established in Tibet. He also inaugurated the rebuilding of Shechen Monastery, and contributed to the restoration of over 200 other monasteries and temples throughout the country.

Up until his passing in 1991, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was involved in publishing over three hundred volumes of Tibetan Buddhist teachings, especially from his Nyingma tradition. This ensured that the teachings were preserved for future generations to come. His cremation ceremony was held over a three-day period near Paro in Bhutan and was attended by hundreds of high lamas, the royal family and ministers of Bhutan, over five hundred of his western students, and fifty thousand other devotees.

 
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  1. Bong on Aug 12, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    These are beautiful pictures of H.E. Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche going to meet His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche and getting blessings from Panchen Rinpoche. You can see how humble Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche is. He is always bowed in the presence of Panchen Rinpoche. Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche is a great lama himself yet has not ego to get blessings from another very high lama. Beautiful to see this.

  2. Samfoonheei on Mar 10, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Its heart warming to see beautiful picture of two great Masters . This picture is such a foresight to two great masters in such a way to have an effect on each other. H H Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and H.H. 10th Panchen Lama two great beings meeting up for the benefit of all sentient beings. An example to all great Lamas ,world leaders and every one of us to have religious tolerance, mutual respect for others for peace and harmony environment.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a beautiful biography of Great Lamas. May all Great Gurus live long and healthy life to turn Dharma Wheel to benefit all sentient beings.

  3. Lum Kok Luen on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This wonderful sharing touches our hearts deeply. Two high Lamas who are so, so humble (yet they are from different schools), goes to show that we must have religious tolerance, mutual respect for others, always think of others first, we should not have ego, we must be always in serving mode, and whatever we do (body, speech and mind) must be for others’ benefit.

    They are such a warm, loving and compassionate Lamas. They adapted their minds and teachings according to the needs of the people at the time. This shows also that Dharma is ever so flexible and can be imprinted into anyone’s mind.

    Thank you for yet another teaching.

    Humbly yours,
    Lum Kok Luen

  4. Caryn Wong on Aug 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Through one of the blog chat discussions, I came to know His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpochesee and His Holiness Gyalwa 10th Panchen Rinpoche. Stories of their life journey are truly inspiring and the pictures of the two great Lamas meeting each other are beautiful. From the pictures, I can feel a sense of humility and graciousness between them with no ego, no discrimination and no barrier. It is a blessing to me to get to know them, be inspired and learn from them.
    Thank you Rinpoche, as always, for your continuous sharing and teachings.

  5. Soon Huat on Aug 13, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    The picture says thousands words. I particularly like this picture, it is amazing photo of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama present a gift to His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche humbly and in harmonious atmosphere. They are high attained Lama who are icon of different sect or school but respect each other. I has been hoping to see this type of picture again for sometimes since I get to know the ban of Dorje Shugden.

    There should not be sectarianism happened in Buddhism. It is logic as Buddha taught us to have compassion to everyone even your enemy or those from different religion. I particular like the statement Rinpoche said in this article: “true practitioners are like, when you practice the teachings correctly, there is no disharmony. There is only love, care and tolerance towards each other”. Do not use religion as excuse or weapon to harm others for ourselves selfish benefits.

    I have read about His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama for sometimes especially His kind a 70,000-character petition that dealt with the brutal suppression of the Tibetan people during and after the Chinese invasion of Tibet. I admired His compassion and courage. He can flee to India with Dalai Lama in 1959 but He chose to stay in Tibet to deal with China government to help Tibetans. I believe with high attained Lama, He should be able to foresee the difficulties He would go through which would even take His life away; He was willing to face these difficulties for His people. Later, I have cordial feeling with Him as I get to know He is faithful Dorje Shugden practitioner. He persistently performed Dorje Shugden praying every morning. However, I noticed Panchen Lama always have very controversial reincarnation; happened in both 10th Panchen Lama’s and 11th Panchen Lama’s reincarnation. I sincerely hope 11th Panchen Lama will stay healthy and long life to benefit more sentient beings.

    My first time to get to know His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse. He is real prolific Dharma practitioner; learning Dharma, practicing Dharma, accomplishing Dharma and disseminating Dharma. I am truly impressed the Dharma work done by His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse. I am surprise with full respect from bottom of my heart when I get to have gone through 13 years solitary retreats (it required a lot of persistence). He is like our Guru, H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche who like to have life time retreat, however, was instructed by His Guru to spread the Dharma to benefit others. I should treasure Their present and teaching; learn, transform and practice. I should not let this golden opportunity to slip through in this life as it might take millions of years to meet such great Guru in human form again.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing such great biography of Great Lama to us to inspire us to learn and practice Dharma. These Great Gurus really walk the talk. May all Gurus live long and healthy life to turn Dharma Wheel to benefit all sentient beings.

  6. Lim Han Nee on Aug 10, 2017 at 11:34 am

    This picture of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche receiving a gift from the 10th Panchen Lama speaks a thousand words for these two great Masters. It s a picture radiating true spiritual love and warmth that transcends all barriers. A living incarnation of Padmasambhava meets a living incarnation of Amitabha Buddha or , Lama Tsongkhapa! Both Dilgo Khyentse and the Panchen Lama come from different Tibetan Buddhist traditions, the Nyingma and the Gelug respectively. Both are equal in their vast store of Dharma knowledge and wisdom. Both taught and spread the Dharma tirelessly, to benefit all.

    Here, in this picture, the Panchen Lama is presenting a gift to Dilgo Khyentse, and Dilgo Khyentse is receiving it ever so humbly. Such a blessed picture of harmony and tolerance between two highly attained Lamas of two different lineages. Furthermore, the Panchen Lama is also a strong practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Thus it goes to show that between true Dharma practitioners , there is only love, acceptance and tolerance.

  7. Joy on Feb 22, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Wow what an amazing powerful image this is! I love to see this kind of image it is so powerful because both Enlightened being though so highly attained exchange in so much humility and graciousness what more should we say about us and how we interact with each other. It is so humbling to see although they are from different schools/sect, but in reality there is no differences at all!

    It also shows me that real Dharma or real spirituality has to discrimination and barriers. It is the same and we should learn from these highly attained being to act also in such manner. What an inspiration to us, what a blessing to see. May all Gurus always have long life and good health and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma, for without real Gurus, we are like blind and deaf beggars spinning in our own karmas.

  8. Sharon Saw on Feb 6, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I love this photo of these two masters. Although from different traditions, this picture shows that there is no difference in these great lamas’ minds. They are highly attained beings and emanate love and kindness. Something we should all emulate instead of always focusing on our differences. I love the beautiful quotes Rinpoche posted from HH Dilgo Khyentse http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/golden-words-by-h-h-dilgo-kyentse.html. These quotes are universally applicable to anyone, Buddhist or non-Buddhist.

  9. Julia Tan on Jun 24, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Seeing Lama Tsongkhapa and Guru Padmasambhava together in this picture, It’s truly blessings to me.

    H.H. Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche enter clear light at the age of 81, after a brief illness, in Bhutan. His cremation was attended by over fifty thousand people, including teachers and disciples from around the world. http://shop1338.hiwinner.hinet.net/ec99/shop1338/English/sub_teachers_dkr.html

  10. Lingchen Jurmey Dorji on May 17, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Thank you for the wonderful picture la. Dilgo Khyentse was a great non-sectarian master.

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

    If you ask me what other place place in the world I would like to visit I wont be able to answer right away, but who I’d like to meet well one of the top people would have been the previous Dilgo Khyentse, I was also reading how Dilgo Khyentse was training up the current Dzongsar Rinpoche by trusting him and that trust was what helped to build up Dzongsar Rinpoche. I would imagine being in the presence of Dilgo Khyentse would be like in the presence of a old wise sage and compassion. I had the good fortune to read a book on guru yoga by Dilgo Khyentse helped me to understand some more about the guru devotion and how to approach the guru yoga practise.

  12. yek yee on Jan 31, 2012 at 3:05 am

    I like His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche very much. His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche really attract my attention few years ago. I had collected a lot his Dharma book. Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche’s dharma book is very nice, simple and easy to read. And a lot of nice picture of Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche. Just look at Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche, I feel be blessed by him. That show how compassion of this high lama.

    Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche is another high lama in the world. So great we all be protect, bless, take care by high lama like Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche. I believe the people who can meet with those high lama like Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche and even our Kechara spiritual adviser H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche should be consider very lucky, to me I will really appreciate this precious opportunity.

  13. Adeline on Jan 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    It’s a blessing to see this beautiful picture of the 2 holy beings liked Guru Rinpoche meets Tsongkhapa! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Frederick Law on Jan 29, 2012 at 11:15 am

    This pic radiates alot of compassion and kindness. It is such a blessing to see two living Buddha greeting each other with so much humility, both are great Lama, yet so kind and down to earth.

  15. mike on Jan 25, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks for this rare pic of 2great gurus. Both of them have been thru so much during their life and have never complain anythg. HH Dilgo Rinpoche a great teacher of non sectarian whom admired by all Buddhists around the world. HH Panchen Lama continuosly devote himself to Buddhism despite being humiliated during Mao’s Cultural Rev. Truly a real practioner of Buddhism. May their teaching cont to make our life meaningful.

  16. Victor on Jan 25, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Feel so bless to see the picture. Thanks for sharing, Rinpoche 🙂

  17. Chöpel on Jan 25, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Love it, love it, love it! Thanks for sharing, Rinpoche!

  18. elizabeth hurwitz on Jan 25, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Thank you, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Beautiful photo.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:31 PM
    Rejoice to those able to witness such an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . A privilege for many fortunate ones, to witness to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and Karcho Marpo, via the Panglung oracle in full trance, which is very rare. The very first time opened to public and is a tremendous blessing and great merits for all. Panglung Kuten (oracle) was the most famous oracle of Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden before 1959 in Tibet. Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves Dharma Protector to descend into a human oracle. Panglung kuten is a very well-known oracle of over 7 great Dharma protectors, who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech. Many people from Tibet, Nepal , India and over the world came to seek accurate prophecies, advise and healing from this well- known oracle. For me been able to watch the video is a blessing and pictures tells me a thousand words as I only came to know Kechara in 2016.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:15 PM
    Many Dharma practitioners rely on Dharma protectors when they seek protection . Dharma protectors play various roles in different aspects of Buddhism . The practice of Dharma protectors has evolved through a long history in India and Tibet. In all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism history, various forceful spirits were tamed by great figures like Guru Rinpoche to become protectors of Buddhism. The purpose of this Dharma Protector practice is to remove obstacles and gather all favourable conditions for their spiritual practice. Within the Nyingma tradition they have Rahula as one of Dharma protectors, Ekajati as the main protector of the Dzogchen teachings while Dorje Shugden is Gelupa Dharma protector and there so many others dharma protectors been practice. Each of the wrathful forms of each protectors varies , depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard practitioners from dangers and enemies. Dharma protectors has benefited countless of sentient beings , granting protection wisdom, material needs and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this knowledgeable post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:12 PM
    Begtse Chen is one of the main protectors of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism and especially revered in Mongolia. The origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century . Begtse Chen is the main protector associated with the Hayagriva cycle of Tantric Deity meditation practice.
    In Tibetan Buddhism Begtse is believed to have originated in India. The practice entered Tibet with Nyen Lotsawa in the 11th century. As a protector deity that does battle with the forces of evil and the wicked and guards the righteous and faithful . His terrifying, monstrous face it appearance serves only to frighten demons and dark spirits away and serves as a beacon of justice as well as a guardian of wisdom to all who see and revere him. Their wrathful forms depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard everyone from dangers and enemies. Interesting read to understand better of this Dharma Protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 04:33 PM
    This story is very inspiring.Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants.
    Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.Thank you very much for the good and inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2TOHbmZ


  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 22. 2020 04:38 PM
    As we can see in the video these people can help others through these powers , such abilities can also be developed through reciting mantras consistently on a daily basis.It is really interesting of to understand the existing of psychic, which may come from birth or by disaster like lightning.
    Always fascinated by people who have psychic powers. Wonder how it feels like to be able to know and see things the way they do. Personally I don’t know anyone with this ability.Thank you very much for this interesting and educational article.

    https://bit.ly/37jKFBR


  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:09 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing all the wonderful encounters of shopping with Rinpoche. As we know Rinpoche rarely goes shopping for himself but as gifts for various students. Reading this post simply have me thinking, one must be observant to develop knowledge, and to apply what we read from the Lamrim topics into our lives. Being observant of our surroundings and practicing situational awareness at all times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-shopping-experience-with-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:08 PM
    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/an-auspicious-omen-in-kechara-forest-retreat
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:02 PM
    Religion should not come into politics as it is not one religion among other. These two should not mixed together or the results would be catastrophic To these days religion and politics seem to be all mixed up. It is happening to the present day where the Tibetan Leadership is against the Dorje Shugden practice. Its far too long the Dorje Shugden controversy been going on which is unnecessary and illogical causing sufferings, disharmony , discrimination and so forth among practitioners and non-practitioners. The Tibetan people should be given religious freedom to practise how and what they want. The Dalai Lama who promotes peace and harmony should do more to help those affected by the ban and not specking against them causing confusion. Hopefully the previous advice against Dorje Shugden should be retracted for the sake of a peace and harmony. It would be wonderful if Dalai Lama could have discussion with the Chinese leadership to solve the present problems once for all. China is a great and powerful nation, it would be good to have a good closer relationship . May Dalai Lama live long and back to his homeland Tibet soon. And may Dalai Lama lift the ban against Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:16 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one definitely a modern Lama ,it was Rinpoche that we have online knowledge , learning and practicing Dharma. Being one of the first lamas to recognise the benefits of using the Internet to spread dharma teachings for free. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche , whereby we are able to learn, practice Dharma teachings. I myself got to know Rinpoche through his blog . Since I stumbled across Rinpoche blog, there is no stopping for me. I have visited it daily and to increase my Buddhism knowledge . Its amazing each day I learn something new , really interest and inspiring.
    Rinpoche had set the blog to preserve the teachings as taught by his many Gurus. Rinpoche was truly a modern Lama yet maintaining all traditional commitments, guru devotion, daily practices and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

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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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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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.
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • 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
    9 months ago
    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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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • 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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    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
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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.
    10 months ago
    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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    10 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    10 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    10 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    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
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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    Uncle Wong
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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
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    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...
    2 yearss ago
    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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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    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!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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