Pema Lingpa

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Pema Lingpa. Image credit: Treasury of Lives. Click on image to enlarge.

Pema Lingpa. Image credit: Treasury of Lives. Click on image to enlarge.

b.1450 – d.1521

Tradition: Nyingma རྙིང་མ།
Geography: Bhutan
Historical Period: 15th Century ༡༥ དུས་རབས། / 16th Century ༡༦ དུས་རབས།
Institution: Chitokha Puntsok Rabten Ling སྤྱི་ཏོ་ཁ་ཕུན་ཚོགས་རབ་བརྟན་གླིང།; Gangteng Monastery སྒང་སྟེང་དགོན་པ།; Tamshing Lhakhang གཏམ་ཞིང་ལྷུན་གྲུབ་ཆོས་གླིང།; Chimpu མཆིམས་ཕུ།; Tarpa Ling འབྲུག་ཡུལ་ཐར་པ་གླིང།
Clan: Nyo གཉོས།
Vocation: Treasure Revealers གཏེར་སྟོན།
Name Variants: Dondrub Gyelpo དོན་གྲུབ་རྒྱལ་པོ།; Orgyen Pema Lingpa ཨོ་རྒྱན་པདྨ་གླིང་པ།; Peljor དཔལ་འབྱོར།; Terchen Pema Lingpa གཏེར་ཆེན་པདྨ་གླིང་པ།

Pema Lingpa (pad+ma gling pa) was born in Chel Baridrang (chal ba ri brang), in the Tang (stangs) valley in the district of Bumtang (bum thang). His father was Dondrub Zangpo (don grub bzang po, d.u.) of Sumtrang (sum phrang) and his mother was Pema Dronma (pad+ma sgron ma, d.u.). His birth was on the fifteenth day of the second month of the male iron-horse year of the eighth sexagenary cycle, corresponding to 1450. His parents named him Dondrub Gyelpo (don grub rgyal po) and his maternal aunt Peldron (dpal sgron) named him Peljor (dpal ‘byor). Another aunt of his Ashe Drubtob Zangmo (a she grub thob bzang mo, d.u.) was a consort of Tangtong Gyelpo (thang stong rgyal po, 1361-1485).

Pema Lingpa was born into the Nyo (gnyos, alt. smyos / myos) lineage, said to have emerged in Tibet from divine ancestry before arriving in Bhutan via the son of Jikten Gonpo (‘jig rten mgon po, 1143-1217), the founder of the Drigung Kagyu tradition. Jikten Gonpo is said to have experienced a vision that compelled him to send his son Ziji Pel (gzi brjid dpal, d.u.) to the south, where the young man would establish a monastery. The prophecy was fulfilled when Ziji Pel founded the Chalkha Gonpa (chal kha dgon pa) in Paro (spa gro). This lineage continued through Tenpai Nyima (bstan pa’i nyi ma, d.u.), who was the grandfather of Pema Lingpa and father of Dondrub Zangpo.

Image of tertön Pema Lingpa in a temple in Tsakaling Gewog, Bhutan. Image credit: wikipedia.Click on image to enlarge.

Image of tertön Pema Lingpa in a temple in Tsakaling Gewog, Bhutan. Image credit: Wikipedia. Click on image to enlarge.

While still young, the boy was sent to live with his maternal grandfather Yonten Jangchub (yon tan byang chub, d.u.), a blacksmith. His grandfather brought the boy to Lama Choyingpa (bla ma chos dbyings pa, d.u.), son of the famous terton (gter ston), or treasure revealer, Dorje Lingpa (rdo rje gling pa, 1346-1405), who gave him the name Orgyen Pema Lingpa (o rgyan pad+ma gling pa).

At the age of nine, the young Pema Lingpa began to apprentice as a blacksmith. It is said that he would often pretend to be seated on a throne, giving initiations and teachings, and performing ritual dance (‘cham). As he grew up, he crafted many works in various materials, making millstones and objects from iron. He frequently crafted iron pans (go rlang), and buried them throughout the Bumtang region (one of which is now in the collection of the National Museum of Bhutan, Paro). Other objects credited to Pema Lingpa include chainmail, swords and knives.

Despite his early inclinations toward religion, Pema Lingpa spent the majority of his young adulthood working as a blacksmith. However, at the age of twenty-five he experienced a prophetic dream, which he did not know what to make of. Two years later, on the tenth day of the second month of the monkey year, Pema Lingpa fell asleep near Mani Gonpa (ma ni dgon pa). A voice awakened him and he saw a shabbily-dressed monk, urging him to read the small scroll in his outthrust hands. Pema Lingpa took the scroll and the monk disappeared. Unrolling the scroll, he read an injunction, stating he was to gather five friends and go to Naring Drak (sna ring brag) during the night of the full moon to uncover his destiny from beneath the rock; also included in the scroll was a key to decode the predestined terma (gter ma), or treasure.

When Pema Lingpa showed him the scroll his father dismissed it. His mother, however, did not, saying that the treasure revealer Ratna Lingpa (rat+na ling pa; 1403-1479) had had a similar experience. (Some sources have it that a nun named Delek (bde legs, d.u.) made this statement.)

A mural of Pema Lingpa. Image credit: yeshekhorlo.org. Click on image to enlarge.

A mural of Pema Lingpa. Image credit: yeshekhorlo.org. Click on image to enlarge.

Pema Lingpa followed the instructions of the scroll, and together with five people he went to Naring Drak on the appointed night. Without warning and without uttering a word, Pema Lingpa stripped naked and dove into the small lake below the cliff. It is said that he found a large underwater cave, and upon entering, saw a throne and a stack of texts. The guardian of the cave took one of the texts and pushed it towards him and told him to run. Pema Lingpa came to his senses at the surface of the water and felt himself propelled up to the cliff as if by pushed by a wind.

Once home, he shared the contents of the text with his parents and with two masters from nearby Tarpaling Monastery (thar pa gling dgon pa); however, no one could read it. Back at Mani Gonpa, Pema Lingpa looked at the scroll, after consulting the key that had been given to him by the shabby-looking monk, he was able to see the title of the text, Crystallization of the Tantra of Luminous Space (klong gsal gsang ba snying bcud). This is considered the first of his thirty-two terma.

Having decoded the entire treasure, in the pig month of that year, Pema Lingpa began preparing to offer the first initiation from it, which was to occur at Dunkhabi (gdung kha sbi) under the patronage of the lama Rinchen Pel (rin chen dpal, d.u.). Over the course of three weeks, Pema Lingpa offered the teachings publically. It is said that dakinis would visit him in dreams to teach him the steps of different sacred dances and give him further instructions.

Many additional terma revelations followed, with one marking his return to the lake below Naring Drak. By this time, Pema Lingpa had garnered much attention, and not all of it positive. The local Chokhor (chos ‘khor) governor had heard of Pema Lingpa, but was not convinced of his authenticity. He assembled a large group of people for the extraction, and said to Pema Lingpa that if the terton were successful in bringing forth the treasure, he would support him; however, if he failed to perform convincingly, he would punish him for disrupting his district. Pema Lingpa then grabbed a burning butter lamp, and, standing on Naring Drak, made the proclamation, “If I am genuine, let me bring back the treasure with this lamp still burning. If I am a fraud, let me die in the waters below.”

Samantabhadra with consort, surrounded by peaceful and wrathful deities. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

Samantabhadra with consort, surrounded by peaceful and wrathful deities. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

Pema Lingpa dove in, and resurfaced some time later holding a small box crafted from joined skulls, a small sculpture, and the butter lamp, which was still alight. According to tradition, this miraculous occurrence caused all those present to become followers and patrons of his, and the event also gave the small lake its present name, Mebartso (me ‘bar tsho), or Burning Lake.

In 1482, the water tiger year, at the age of thirty-three, Pema Lingpa had a dream in which the protector deity Shelging Karpo (shel ging dkar po) told him to go to Kurje (sku rje) to reveal an important treasure teaching. With six friends, he proceeded there and was given a small box by the same protector deity as in his vision; this was the Lama Drakpo (bla ma drag po) cycle of teachings. In Lhodrak (lho ‘brag), Pema Lingpa revealed one of the most famous of his treasures, the Lama Norbu Gyatso (bla ma nor bu rgya mtsho) from the Mendo Drak Karpo (sman rdo ‘brag dkar po). The date of this revelation was the tenth day of the eighth month of the rabbit year, 1483.

Other major textual revelations of his include the Great Compassionate One, the Darkness-Dispelling Lamp (thugs rje chen po mun sel sgron me) from Rimochen in Tang (stang ri mo can); The Attainment of Longevity, Combining Gems with the Path (tshe sgrub nor bu lam khyer) from Bumtang Kurje Drak (bum thang sku rje brag); and the Three Black Teachings (nag po skor gsum) and the Cycle of Small Activities (las phran skor) from Tselung Lhakhang in Bumtang (bum thang rtse lung lha khang), which he revealed over a period of time.

In Tibet, Pema Lingpa revealed the Gathering of Samantabhadra’s Intention (kun bzang dgongs ‘dus) at Samye Chimphu (bsam yas chims phu). He revealed multiple treasures throughout Lhodrak, including Lama Jewel Ocean (bla ma nor bu rgya mtsho), Indestructible Garland of Long-life Instructions (tshe khrid rdo rje’i phreng ba), The Protector Maning (mgon po ma ning), Vajrapani the Tamer of Spirits (phyag rdor dregs pa kun ‘dul), Kila, the Utterly Secret Vital Razor (phur ba yang gsang srog go spu gri) and Red Hayagriva that Defeats Arrogance (rta mgrin dmar po dregs pa zil gnon).

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A thangka of Padmasambhava holding upraised in his right hand, a blue vaidurya ‘terma’ treasure casket. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

Pema Lingpa also is said to have revealed numerous material objects, such as an image of Padmasambhava from Sengge Drak (seng+ge brag) in Chume, Bumtang (bum thang chu smad), a skull sealed with wax and filled with precious substances from Mebartso, a sculpture of Hayagriva from Sengge Namdzong Drak (seng+ge nam rdzong brag) and a vase filled with the elixir of immortality from Tang Rimochen.

He is also credited with opening the hidden valley (bas yul) of Khampa Lung (kham pa lung).

In 1501, Pema Lingpa broke ground on his main seat in Chokhor (chos ‘khor), Tamzhing Lhundrub Choling Lhakhang (gtam zhing lhun grub chos gling), and, when it was completed four years later, he performed the consecration ceremony.

His fame continued to grow and he attracted many patrons and students.

Among his peers and disciples were Drukpa Kunle (‘brug pa kun legs, 1455-1529), the Seventh Karmapa, Chodrak Gyatso (karma pa 07 chos grags rgya mtsho, 1454-1506), the First Yolmo Tulku Shakya Zangpo (yol mo sprul sku 01 shAkya bzang po, d.u.), and his own two sons, and Drakpa Gyeltsen (grags pa rgyal mtshan, d.u.), and Dawa Gyeltsen (zla ba rgyal mtshan, 1499-1587).

In the dog month of the iron dragon year (1520), Pema Lingpa went to Lhalung (lha lung) in Tibet to give initiations into the Lama Norbu Gyatso cycle of practice. It is said that on his return to the Bumtang region, three sculptures of Tsilung (rtsi lung) were weeping, as was the Tongwa Kundol (mthong ba kun grol) sculpture in Tamzhing Lhakhang. In the eleventh month, other negative omens began to appear in the region, and on the eleventh night of that month, Pema Lingpa fell ill. His sons Dawa Gyeltsen and Drakpa Gyeltsen are said to have had dreams that revealed omens portending their father’s death. At the same time, it was reported that at Dechen Ling Monastery (bde chen gling) in Tang valley, musical instruments played themselves, and the site filled with the smell of incense.

In 1521, on the third day of the first month of the iron-snake year, Pema Lingpa died at Tamzhing Monastery, holding the hand of Dawa Gyeltsen. His body was left undisturbed, and after nine days showed no signs of decomposing. It was then cremated and placed into a reliquary stupa at Tamzhing Lhundrub Choling.

Another depiction of Pema Lingpa. Image credit: pelingtreasures.com. Click on image to enlarge.

Another depiction of Pema Lingpa. Image credit: pelingtreasures.com. Click on image to enlarge.

Pema Lingpa’s teaching transmission lineage is passed down through three primary lines of incarnations, one direct line of his own reincarnations, and two stemming from his son and grandson: the Peling Sungtrul (pad gling gsung sprul), the Peling Tukse (pad gling thugs sras), and the Peling Gyelse (pad gling rgyal sras), also known as the Gangteng Tulku (sgang steng sprul sku).

Sources do not agree on the relationship between the initial incarnations of these lines. According to the Sixty-ninth Je Khenpo, Gendun Rinchen (‘brug rje mkhan po 69 dge ‘dun rin chen, 1926-1997), the First Peling Tukse, Pema Lingpa’s son Dawa Gyeltsen, was the father of the First Peling Gyelse, Pema Trinle (pad gling rgyal sras pad+ma ‘phrin las, 1564-1642). The Second Peling Sungtrul, Pema Lingpa’s immediate reincarnation, was Yenpa Lode (pad gling gsung sprul 02 yan pa blo bde, 1536-1597), also known as Tendzin Chokyi Drakpa (bstan ‘dzin chos kyi grags pa). He was a teacher of the First Peling Gyelse.

Other sources have alternate relationships between the three: Yenpa Lode, the Second Peling Sungtrul, was a disciple of Dawa Gyeltsen (the First Peling Tukse), and the father of Pema Trinle, the First Gyelse.

As given in Holly Gayley’s Introduction to Sarah Harding’s translation of Pema Lingpa’s biography, the current Gangteng Tulku, Rigdzin Kunzang Pema Namgyel (sgang steng 09 rig ‘dzin kun bzang pad+ma rnam gyal, b. 1955), solves the historical discrepancy by explaining that the Dawa Gyeltsen passed away while his wife was pregnant with the First Gangteng Tulku, Pema Trinle. He entrusted his wife to his disciple, Tendzin Drakpa, who then raised the child as his own. Because the boy was believed to be the activity incarnation of both Pema Lingpa and Padmasambhava, he was given the name Pema Trinle.

The First Gangteng, Pema Trinle. Image credit: Treasury of Lives. Click on image to enlarge.

The First Gangteng, Pema Trinle. Image credit: Treasury of Lives. Click on image to enlarge.

The Peling Sungtrul and Peling Tukse each maintain a seat Tamzhing; historically they also maintained a seat at Tekchok Rabgye Ling (theg mchog rab rgyas gling) in Lhodrak. In the more recent past, the King of Bhutan appointed the monastery of Orgyen Choling (o rgyan chos gling) in Tashigang (bkra shis sgang) to serve as a seat for the Peling Sungtrul.

Pema Trinle established the seat for all successive incarnations of the Peling Gyelse line at Gangteng Sang-ngak Choling Monastery (sgang steng gsang sngags chos gling) and, since 1682, has maintained a winter monastery at Puntso Rabten Ling (phun tshogs rab brtan gling).

Pema Lingpa’s legend has it that his previous incarnations were Lhachik Pemasel (lha gcig pad+ma gsal, d.u.), daughter of the Tibetan king Tri Songdetsen (khri srong lde brtsan, 742-796). The next pre-incarnations were the nun Rikma Sanggye Kyi (rig ma sangs rgyas skyid, d.u.), from Tibet; Pema Drol (pad+ma sgrol, d.u.), the consort of Guru Chokyi Wangchuck (gu ru chos kyi dbang phyug, 1212-1270); Ngakchang Rinchen Drakpa (sngags ‘chang rin chen grags pa, d.u.); the terton Pema Ledrel Tsel (pad+ma las ‘brel rtsal, 1291-1315); the terton and scholar Longchen Rabjampa (klong chen rab ‘byams pa, 1308-1364); and as Tokar (thod dkar, d.u.), a boy from Bumtang who died at the age of seven.

 

པདྨ་གླིང་པ།

པདྨ་གླིང་པ་ནི་གཏེར་ཆོས་མང་དུ་མངའ་བའི་གཏེར་སྟོན་ཞིག་ཡིན་ལ། འབྲུག་པའི་ལོ་རྒྱུས་ནང་གི་ཆོས་ལུགས་མི་སྣ་གྲགས་ཅན་གྱི་གྲས་ཤིག་ཡིན། ཁོང་བུམ་ཐང་དུ་སྐུ་འཁྲུངས་ཤིང་ཐོག་མར་མགར་བའི་ལས་ཀ་བྱས། རྗེས་སུ་གཏེར་ཆོས་མང་དུ་བཏོན་ཏེ་དམ་ཆོས་འཆད་སྤེལ་གྱིས་བསྟན་འགྲོའི་དོན་ཡུན་རིང་དུ་བསྐྱངས་པའང་བོད་ཡུལ་ལྷོ་ཕྱོགས་ཁུལ་ཕལ་ཆེར་དུ་ཁྱབ། ཁོང་གིས་འབྲུག་ཡུལ་དུ་གཏམ་ཞིང་ལྷུན་གྲུབ་ཆོས་གླིང་ལྷ་ཁང་ཕྱག་བཏབ་ནས་གདན་ས་མཛད། ཡང་སྲིད་ཀྱང་སྐུ་གསུང་ཐུགས་ཀྱི་བརྒྱུད་པ་གསུམ་དུ་བྱོན་ཡོད་པའང་། འབྲུག་ཡུལ་གྱི་སྔ་འགྱུར་རྙིང་མའི་བསྟན་པའི་བདག་པོ་གཙོ་བོར་གྱུར་ཡོད་དོ།།

 

Students

  • Drukpa Kunle འབྲུག་པ་ཀུན་ལེགས། b.1455 – d.1529
  • The Seventh Karmapa, Chodrak Gyatso ཀརྨ་པ ༠༧ ཆོས་གྲགས་རྒྱ་མཚོ། b.1454 – d.1506
  • shAkya bzang po ཤཱཀྱ་བཟང་པོ།
  • sna tshogs rang grol སྣ་ཚོགས་རང་གྲོལ། b.1494 – d.1570
  • mchog ldan mgon po མཆོག་ལྡན་མགོན་པོ། b.1497 – d.1557
  • dkon mchog bzang po དཀོན་མཆོག་བཟང་པོ།
  • grags pa rgyal po གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་པོ།
  • The First Peling Tukse, Dawa Gyeltsen པད་གླིང་ཐུགས་སྲས ༠༡ ཟླ་བ་རྒྱལ་མཚན། b.1499 – d.1587
  • tshul khrims dpal ‘byor ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་དཔལ་འབྱོར།
  • grub pa kun ‘dus གྲུབ་པ་ཀུན་འདུས།
  • bsod nams rin chen བསོད་ནམས་རིན་ཆེན།
  • ‘od gsal klong yangs འོད་གསལ་ཀློང་ཡངས།
  • chos grags rgya mtsho ཆོས་གྲགས་རྒྱ་མཚོ། b.1454 – d.1506

 

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Source: Ariana Maki, “Pema Lingpa,” Treasury of Lives, accessed July 28, 2018, http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Pema-Lingpa/3000.

 


 

Ariana Maki is Associate Director of the Tibet Center and Bhutan Initiative at the University of Virginia and holds a Ph.D. in Art History with a specialization in Himalayan Art. http://virginia.academia.edu/ArianaMaki

Published April 2011

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    Pema Lingpa or Padma Lingpa was a Bhutanese saint and siddha of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism was born in the Tang valley in the district of Bumtang to the Nyo lineage. At time of birth many miraculous signs appeared. As a young boy he works as a blacksmith and spending most of his time crafted many works in various materials and buried it. He has an interesting adulthood having dreams of dakinis teaching him the steps of different sacred dances and give him further instructions. In a miraculous way, through dreams Pema Lingpa discovered numerous material objects such as an image of Padmasambhava , books, stupas, the seamless robes of the Princess, a clairvoyant mirror, and many other sublime riches of the royal dynasty.. Interesting he found the hidden valley of Khampa Lung .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

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  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Nov 21. 2018 09:39 PM
    Those who are against the Dorje Shugden practice always say they are following the Dalai Lama’s instruction. You would think will also follow the other teachings of the Dalai Lama as well, such as to be compassionate and respectful. But some of these people always go to Tsem Rinpoche’s Facebook and leave negative comments using vulgar and abusive words. Are they really the Dalai Lama’s followers or are they paid to cyber bully a targeted group?

    Read more here to understand what is happening:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/will-the-dalai-lama-agree-with-this.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Nov 21. 2018 09:29 PM
    At the heart of a Dharma Protector’s kangso, or fulfilment ritual, is the recitation of the kawang liturgy, otherwise known as kangshag. It is a special confessional prayer to help us to clear our obstacles and purify our negative karma. When our obstacles are remove, we will have a more conducive condition to practice Dharma.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kawang-a-dorje-shugden-confessional-practice.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Nov 21. 2018 09:20 PM
    Zaya Pandita Luvsanperenlei was born in 1642 in Mongolia, he was the reincarnation of one of the Buddha Shakyamuni’s disciples. He was also a key disciple of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, biographer and preserver of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s teachings and lineage.
    He was a very gifted child since young and was recognised as a reincarnation at the age of 3.

    Zaya Pandita wrote six important books (non medical) and had his own large library with works in Mongol, Tibetan, Sanskrit, Manchurian and Chinese. He translated many texts into the Mongolian language.

    In his homeland, he also founded a monastery and four colleges. He also founded the first Medical College of Mongolia and was himself a major doctor. His work had a great influence on Mongolian medicine.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zaya-pandita-luvsanperenlei-1642-1708.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 21. 2018 04:15 PM
    Very powerful teachings of the 35 Confessional Buddhas Practice which is truly amazing to purify our defilements and negative karma. We need to practice this 35 Confessional Buddhas Practice so as we’re not creating much heavy karma for ourselves. The power of purification is so incredible. Good explanation of purification of karma for us to understand. We are so forfunate given a chance to purify our Karma in Kechara Forest Retreat doing reciting Mantras, circumambulation, and prostrations .
    Thank You, Rinpoche for sharing with us the importance of these practice and the details explanation of purification of karma .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/how-to-purify-your-karma-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Chris
    Wednesday, Nov 21. 2018 08:36 AM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen is perhaps one of the more notable previous lives of Dorje Shugden. In this incarnation, he is said to have made the promise to arise as a Dharma Protector to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa, thus laying the foundation for Dorje Shugden to manifest later, in another incarnation.

    Duldzin, which is an abbreviation of Dulwa Zinpa, literally means “Vinaya Holder” in Tibetan. This is actually a title bestowed upon him in recognition of his pure monkhood and incredible knowledge and understanding of the Vinaya texts — scriptures that contain teachings by Lord Buddha on monastic discipline.

    He is also the disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa that built Ganden monastery. He is supposed to be the Gaden Tripa after Lama Tsongkhapa passed away. However, he politely refused to ascend to the throne because he wanted to go and do deeper spiritual practices. Later, he fulfilled his promised and rose as Dorje Shugden to protect his Guru’s precious teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-vinaya-holder-duldzin-drakpa-gyaltsen.html
  • Chris
    Wednesday, Nov 21. 2018 08:33 AM
    Dorje Shugden ban has been around for 20 years now and it had created a lot of suffering and destroyed many practitioner’s spiritual paths. The ban forces everybody who has been giving Dorje Shugden practice by their Guru to choose between their Guru and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It is a very cruel situation that the ban puts everyone in.

    When one chooses to abandon the practice, it is equal to them abandoning their guru who gave them the practice. When they break their guru samaya, their spiritual path is finished. There are no attainments or whatsoever that will come to them no matter what practice they do. It will not work without the blessings of the guru.

    If they choose to hold the practice to their heart, they will face the wrath of Dalai Lama’s supports and to be called traitor or Chinese dog. They will be discriminated and segregated in their own community which make their life so much harder just because they choose to honour their guru samaya.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-buddhist-divide-an-unholy-campaign-against-religious-freedom.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Nov 21. 2018 07:49 AM
    Kechara Spreads the Practice of Dorje Shugden

    How wonderful to see the sea of faces that had been blessed by Lord Dorje Shugden, the enlightened protector that will always be there for us on our path of spiritual practice! Rejoice indeed!

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Nov 21. 2018 07:47 AM
    The Dalai Lama & Panchen Lama in India in 1956

    The Panchen Lama and the 14th Dalai Lama was so close back then. Will they become close again in this near future? Read and find out for yourselves.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-dalai-lama-panchen-lama-in-india-in-1956.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Nov 21. 2018 07:44 AM
    Excellent Guidelines For Students

    Every Dharma student should read this to learn to be good practitioners for benefits others whilst learning the peace within.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/guidelines-for-students.html
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Nov 20. 2018 09:15 PM
    Dorje Shugden manifests in a Deva form (a form in the 6 realms) so he can give us very swift assistance. He is a ‘young’ protector as he arose only 300 years ago. He is very effective in dealing with problems we have in this era, he helps us to remove our obstacles so we can practice the Dharma. We can chant his mantra: OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA for at least 21 times a day or more to connect with him. But it will be better if we can do his practice daily.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-retreat-a-powerful-practice-to-fulfill-wishes.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Nov 20. 2018 09:11 PM
    If you are new to Tibetan Buddhism and not sure what practice to do, you should start with Tsongkhapa practice. Tsongkhapa is an emanation of Manjushri, Chenrezig, and Vajrapani. When we recite Tsongkhapa’s mantra we are invoking the energy of wisdom, compassion and skillful mean. Our mind will be more stable, calm and clear.

    Learn more about Tsongkhapa’s practice from here:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Nov 20. 2018 08:58 PM
    Gyenze is the increase form of Dorje Shugden. His practice is to help us to increase our inner and outer wealth, our health, our relationship with people, etc. He gives us a conducive condition so we can practice Dharma and be liberated from sufferings. His practice is very easy to do and it does not take a long time. Start your practice today to connect with the increase energy of Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 20. 2018 11:44 AM
    Interesting article…. I have heard of hippes many years ago but not much information and details known. Long forgotten till after reading this article I am aware as such it still exist nowadays. To me they were just travellers having long hairs and staying in tents, exploring themselves the world around them. They gave up their comfortable lifestyle to live in poverty. At least now I begin to understand about them.
    Its origins may be traced to European social movements in the 19th and early 20th century. They were a group of people who rebelled against the traditional American lifestyle, craving peace and happiness. They were often vegetarian and eco-friendly people. Up to these days the hippie unique culture is still alive, especially in the United States . So there are still 17 best US cities where the hippes can be found. Interesting to know each of the hippies cities got to offer, their culture and lifestyle .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/17-best-u-s-cities-for-hippies.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 20. 2018 11:43 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Li Kheng for this wonderful post for readers to have a good insight understanding of the Tibetan leadership’s prohibition of Dorje Shugden’s practice. Well researched article with supporting evidence, to reveal the suffering and harm on those practitioners.
    Dorje Shugden is the emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom and arose about 400 years ago to protect the teachings as taught by Lama Tsongkhapa. Many highly attained Lamas has been practicing many hundred years before the ban and they cannot be wrong . The Tibetan leadership has been exploiting their own people all these years since the ban. Many families are torn apart , Shugden people had to break away from their monasteries, denied medical services ,schools were some of the examples of the sufferings. There are more than enough evidence showing that there is no religious freedom or true democracy within Tibetan society. Interesting read.
    Interesting read……. Thanks again with folded hands. May the ban on Dorje Shugden be lifted soon.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-buddhist-divide-an-unholy-campaign-against-religious-freedom.html
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Nov 20. 2018 07:38 AM
    100,000 Butterlamp Offering Retreat | 十万盏酥油灯供养闭关

    The offering of butter lamps is a very good generator of merits and dispels darkeness of the mind. Here in Kechara you are able to engage in butter lamp retreat daily with assistance from fellow Kecharians in KFR, Bentong, Malaysia

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpo
    che/buddhas-dharma/100000-butterlamp-offering-retreat.html

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Beautiful Dorje Yudroma protector. A gentle Goddess I've had the pleasure to meet via her oracle.
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I like this picture of my teacher behind me.
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This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
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Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
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His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini\'s tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

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His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini's tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
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Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
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Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
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I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
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It's hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won\'t be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There\'s a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won't be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There's a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
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I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
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This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here- https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
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This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
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Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
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To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
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Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
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A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
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Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
This is quite interesting....
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This is quite interesting....
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
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Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
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Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
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Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
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Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
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Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
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Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
Beautiful Yamantaka print
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Beautiful Yamantaka print
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: 
 https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
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    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
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    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
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    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
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    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
    2 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
  • Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
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    Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
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    Huge Chenresig statue being built. Very beautiful.
  • Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
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    Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
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    Shugden practice in Tibet strong and growing
  • It is Tsunmo Nunnery in Tibet. This nunnery all practise Dorje Shugden.
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    It is Tsunmo Nunnery in Tibet. This nunnery all practise Dorje Shugden.
  • Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
    3 months ago
    Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
  • Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
    4 months ago
    Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
  • Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
    4 months ago
    Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
  • Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
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    Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
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    The Simpsons: Lisa becomes a Buddhist
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    Considering getting a tattoo of a Buddha image? Watch this video.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
  • Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Thank you Pastor, all Teachers, Volunteers and Kechara House for all your hard work, May many more like-minded people come forward and work together to fulfil all Rinpoche's benevolent and beneficial works! By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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The best gift to our children is to give them dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche Thank you and appreciate all the wonderful parents's sending their children to Kechara Sunday Dharma School.May all stay healthy, and always be blessed and protected by the Three Jewels. By Asyley Chia KSDS
在还毕业典礼还没开始之前, 我们一起加油!!打气!! 祝大家演出成功 加油!!!加油!!!加油!!! YEAH!!!!Photos credit : Mr Lim Boon Seang by Asyley Chia KSDS
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在还毕业典礼还没开始之前, 我们一起加油!!打气!! 祝大家演出成功 加油!!!加油!!!加油!!! YEAH!!!!Photos credit : Mr Lim Boon Seang by Asyley Chia KSDS
Every single child is gifted and talented in a particular area. Every single one also has particular challenges. But we know that if we are patient and calm and we wear our perspectacles and we keep believing, we will eventually see the specific magic of each child. Well done and thank you to all the talented students and your hard work performance on KSDS Graduation Ceremony 2018. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Every single child is gifted and talented in a particular area. Every single one also has particular challenges. But we know that if we are patient and calm and we wear our perspectacles and we keep believing, we will eventually see the specific magic of each child. Well done and thank you to all the talented students and your hard work performance on KSDS Graduation Ceremony 2018. By Asyley Chia KSDS
Every single child is gifted and talented in a particular area. Every single one also has particular challenges. But we know that if we are patient and calm and we wear our perspectacles and we keep believing, we will eventually see the specific magic of each child. Well done and thank you to all the talented students and your hard work performance on KSDS Graduation Ceremony 2018.Photo Credit Mr Lim Boon Seang.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Every single child is gifted and talented in a particular area. Every single one also has particular challenges. But we know that if we are patient and calm and we wear our perspectacles and we keep believing, we will eventually see the specific magic of each child. Well done and thank you to all the talented students and your hard work performance on KSDS Graduation Ceremony 2018.Photo Credit Mr Lim Boon Seang.By Asyley Chia KSDS
Every single child is gifted and talented in a particular area. Every single one also has particular challenges. But we know that if we are patient and calm and we wear our perspectacles and we keep believing, we will eventually see the specific magic of each child. Well done and thank you to all the talented students and your hard work performance on KSDS Graduation Ceremony 2018.Photo Credit Mr Lim Boon Seang.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Every single child is gifted and talented in a particular area. Every single one also has particular challenges. But we know that if we are patient and calm and we wear our perspectacles and we keep believing, we will eventually see the specific magic of each child. Well done and thank you to all the talented students and your hard work performance on KSDS Graduation Ceremony 2018.Photo Credit Mr Lim Boon Seang.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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