The Abbot of Gaden Shartse Supports Us

Mar 10, 2010 | Views: 953

In Gaden: I am greeting the then abbot Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin.

I remember seeing this holy monk before he was abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He is a simple monk, who doesn’t require a lot and is very quiet. I had very little interaction with him at the time but of course when we passed by each other in the monastery, we would smile and say hello, but that was it.

When he became the abbot, his true colours became apparent. He is very devoted to Gaden Shartse and its traditions. He worked hard as the abbot with no self interest to improve the various departments and finances of the monastery. He showed no personal bias, and he took care of all the monks like his own students.

When I was going to visit Gaden in 2006 with around 63 persons, we had to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Bangalore. From Bangalore we had to take a flight to Hubli (the nearest city to Gaden which is 1 hour away by flight). By bus, Bangalore is 10 hours away from Hubli. The abbot sent a message that he would come to Bangalore to receive me and our group!!! He was representing Gaden Shartse Monastery to come meet us as we had been sponsoring many items in Gaden Shartse and Gaden Lachi and he felt great gratitude! I was blown away by his humility and genuine appreciation for the sponsorship towards Gaden Monastery made us or anyone else for that matter.

AbbotSupports-10At that moment, I realised that he is a real geshe, a real abbot and had great concern for Gaden Monastery without a personal agenda. My respect for him grew tremendously. I thought, wow, His Holiness the Dalai lama sure picked a great geshe to be the abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery. Of course, I felt very humbled and I sent a respectful message to the abbot asking him to ‘Please do not come to Bangalore to greet us. It is far away and it would be very inconvenient for you.’ I told him that we would meet in Gaden Monastery itself. He accepted.

His term of abbotship in Gaden Shartse is successfully over now after he served the monastery from his heart. He is now Kensur Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin. ‘Kensur’ is a title bestowed on an illustrious abbot who has retired successfully from office. I sometimes send greetings to him as he is retired and is teaching in the monastery.

When issues surrounding the practice of Dharma protector Dorje Shugden arose, Ken Rinpoche insisted that monastic property be equally divided between the number of monks that remained in Gaden Shartse Monastery, and those of Dokhang Khangtsen, who chose to form Shar Gaden Monastery in 2008 to continue their practice. This is in keeping with traditional vinaya rules governing the welfare of monks, ensuring that each and every monk is cared for. After all, monastic property is not owned by one person or the abbot himself, but is for all the monks of the monastery. This is just one example of his unbiased care for the monks of Gaden, despite differences in practices. Because of this, when Shar Gaden Monastery was founded, they did not have to experience lack of funds and poverty, that could have been a very real outcome. Ken Rinpoche himself remained in Gaden Shartse Monastery, but nevertheless provided for those that joined Shar Gaden, out of his compassionate care for all the monks.

Gaden Shartse’s ability to improve, grow and secure many supporters for the sake of the monks is solely up to the abbot and his broadminded thinking. If he works from fear, or narrow thinking for himself, then the monastery will suffer tremendously.

The abbot must take care of his monks, geshes, tulkus, teachers and patrons for the sake of the long term survival of the monastery. He must keep in good contact with all the Gaden Shartse monks that are not living in Gaden but are based abroad. This is because these are the monks that will have great loyalty and the wish to support the monastery further. If the Gaden Shartse monks living abroad are neglected, not contacted, or not appreciated by the abbot and his current administration, then the monastery will suffer many setbacks. The monastery’s welfare is in the hands of a good abbot that is selfless, and Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin is a good example of this.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 
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Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin’s Letters of Support

Over the years, Ken Rinpoche showed his support in many ways. Below is an example of the letters of support he has sent. I am extremely humbled that such a great master and ex-abbot would do something so kind as to show us his support for the Dharma works myself and the Kechara organisation are engaging in within Malaysia.

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Page 1 of letter in English. Click to enlarge.

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Page 2 of letter in English. Click to enlarge.

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Page 1 of letter in Chinese. Click to enlarge.

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Page 2 of letter in Chinese. Click to enlarge.

 

Forward to Compassion Conquers All

When my book Compassion Conquers All, which explains the Eight Verses of Mind Transformation, was published by Kechara Media and Publications, Ken Rinpoche kindly provided a forward. You can read what he said below:

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Page 1 of Forward by Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin in Tibetan. Click to enlarge.

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Page 2 of Forward by Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin in Tibetan. Click to enlarge.

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Page 3 of Forward by Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin in Tibetan. Click to enlarge.

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Forward by Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin in English. Click to enlarge.

 
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  1. Samfoonheei on Mar 7, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Ken Rinpoche Dakpa Tenzin the Abbot of Gaden Shartse had such a heavy responsibility . He has worked hard as the abbot with no self interest to improve the various departments and finances of the monastery. The ban on Dorje Shugden has truly brought nothing but suffering. The monks have gone through much hardship but remain firm and strong in their faith . As an Abbot Ken Rinpoche has to start from stretch where he got to take care of so many things in the monastery. He has worked tireless for others and for the sake of the long term survival of the monastery. He is such a humble monk willing to travel all the way to welcome our Guru Tsem Rinpoche and pilgrims from Malaysia back in 2006. He was informed of the great work of our Guru and kechara . He is happy and gave his support fully for the projects ..
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  2. Anne Ong on Jan 31, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    I never realised to sustain a monastery, it takes so much so much of works and responsibility. Not only does the abbot have to take care of the daily running of the Monastery and the monks that are currently in the Monastery, but as to extend out to the other monks that are overseas as well. It is very inspiring to read about a real leader, one that serves the people rather than demanding the people to serve him, and Kensur Rinpoche is a really beautiful example. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring write up 🙏😍👍

  3. Crystal5 on Jul 31, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Dear PIC, I heard that Kechara is much loved by Gaden Monastery and it’s incumbents. I heard Gaden supports and respects Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara very much. Tsem Rinpoche has made extensive donations and contributed to many projects in the monastery in the past. They are forever grateful to Rinpoche and Kechara. If they were not grateful they would not be good monks would they. Kudos to Rinpoche and Kechara. Gaden needs Kechara and Rinpoche. I don’t think Rinpoche needs Gaden? Just my thoughts.

  4. Vinnie Tan on Jul 26, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I have never thought that as an abbot of a Monastery would have so much responsibilities to take up. Not only does the abbot have to take care of the daily running of the Monastery and the monks that are currently in the Monastery, but as to extend out to the other monks that are overseas as well.

    Through this, it has shown me how limited my thoughts about the abbots were. I feel so ashamed of the thoughts that I previously had.

  5. sweekeong on Feb 24, 2013 at 4:18 am

    We cannot judge how a person fair based on his looks and demeanour but this monk, Kensur Rinpoche, who is quiet and conduct himself humbly did great things when he became the abbot of this monastery. This speaks of how high caliber and down to earth Kensur Rinpoche. Not only monks should act humbly but when given great responsibility they carry it for the reason of serving others. Therefore they can perform in their new capacity well. People will remember how you act and treat others and when you become a leader it will be easier to carry the heavier responsibility when you have the support of others. If you have supported others in the past, you will get the support when you need it in future. For that this is valuable to me, “if he works from fear, or narrow thinking for himself, then the Monastery will suffer tremendously.” Thank you Rinpoche for sharing information on abbot.

  6. abby f on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    I never realised to sustain a monastery, it takes so much so much of works and responsibility. And to be an Abbot, it is not easy at all! Abbot has a great amount of responsible and Abbot has to take care of all the monks, Geshes, teachers, tulkus, and etc, from the worldly aspect to spiritual aspect.

    Kensur Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa did so much for Gaden Shartse monastery and he remained extremely humble. This is the result of his broadminded thinking, he didn’t work from fear but he cares! To accomplish something big and beneficial for others, we should have the same qualities as the Abbot of Gaden Shartse. Big mind and think BIG is crucial. Big heart to accept anything, good or bad is necessary.

  7. Sofi on Jul 2, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Kensur Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa indeed had very important role as Abbot of Gaden Shartse. Yet he is humble which shows he had no ego but only care for others. In being so, he had generated the great respect n continual support from home n afar for the survival of Gaden Shartse. Truly a good inspiration for us!

  8. Uncle Eddie on Aug 24, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    How fortunate I was to be included in this auspicious trip, made possible by my guru whose compassion and generosity know no bound. I indeed feel deeply grateful for this second chance to visit gaden but this time I was able to witness on such special and rare occassion the meeting of two great Holy devine minds; that of H.E.Ken rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa and our guru H.E.Tsem Tulku rinpoche. Our guru was full of admiration for Ken rinpoche, for his humility in wanting to meet him at Bangalore, and for his genuine gratitude towards this sponsorship trip of KH and last but not least for Ken rinpoche term of successful abbotship of Gaden Shartse. Our guru has also joyfully exclaimed “Wow H.H. The Dalai Lama sure picked a great Geshe to be the abbot of Gaden Shartse” .

    • Kate on Jul 2, 2012 at 2:40 am

      It is really inspiring to hear about a person who is completely and entirely devoted to the task at hand like this. He demonstrates an exemplary example from which we benefit, even just by hearing about him, of one who works for all, free from personal bias in all ways.

  9. ngeowchin on Aug 10, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Time really flies but memories live on.I can recall , relive the experience of that trip in 2006. I had joined Kechara only a few months ago and was fortunate to be able to make it, thanks to my merits holding up.
    What impacts me most was the deep respect Rinpoche and the monastic community had for each other.The Abbot and a few of the senior Lamas we had audience with exudes such warmth, wisdom and benevolence that being in their presence is one huge blessing.The welcoming ‘ party’ of thousands of monks filling every space in the monastery and making offerings to them, is a privilege and experience I will treasure forever.

  10. Anila on Jul 10, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    When the then Abbot Ken Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa before he became Abbot was a very simple monk. Tsem Rinpoche had very little contact with him. And whenever Tsem Rinpoche and Ken Rinpoche pass by each other, they would just smile. When Ken Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa became Abbot. His true personality appeared. He seems to have more responsibility with selflessness and worked very hard to take care of all the monks as though they are his student. In 2006 when Tsem Rinpoche led a group of people on a pilgrimage to Gaden Monastery. Ken Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa wanted to represent Gaden Monastery to go Bangalore to welcome Tsem Rinpoche but Tsem Rinpoche told Ken Rinpoche he will meet him in Gaden instead As it is not polite to have the Abbot of Gaden Monastery to receive him. At that point Tsem Rinpoche realized that Ken Rinpoche is a real Geshe, a real abbot and had real concern for Gaden without any personal agenda. Kensur Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa has successfully finished his Abbotship. Gaden will grow and improve due to the broad minded thinking of the Abbot.

  11. Bonita Khoo on Jul 10, 2010 at 2:27 am

    I was one of the lucky ones that were with the pilgrimage trip to Gaden in 2006. This was my first experience of India and monasteries.
    Though the sky was still dark when we reached Gaden Shartse, the monks were lining up waiting for our arrival. When the sun shone on the building’s façade, my first impression of Gaden Shartse was, ‘WOW! It’s big!’
    There was sea of maroon robes all around us doing their morning prayers while we move around amongst them offering incense, Manjushri statues, robes and kuyong. This is one experience that I’ll never forget.
    Kensur Rinpoche is such a modest and humble monk. There was a very cute moment in the gompa when Rinpoche wanted to offer khata to Kensur Rinpoche who was then the Abbot of Gaden Shartse, Kensur Rinpoche insisted that He offer to Tsem Rinpoche first. This tussle went on for a while in the end, Tsem Rinpoche gave in.
    The group had an audience with Kensur Rinpoche at the end of the day, though it was late night, Kensur Rinpoche waited up for us. He shared with us that He is very happy with Tsem Rinpoche’s dharma works in Malaysia and is glad that we are doing well in spreading Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching.
    Kensur Rinpoche said that we can count on His support for our projects. This materialized with Kensur Rinpoche endorsing a few of our books published by Kechara Media & Publication.
    It is really a great honour being able to meet such a highly attain Lama who always out others before himself. A good example for everyone to learn and emulate!

  12. lthium2 on Jul 10, 2010 at 1:26 am

    During my second Lamrim recitation recently, I was assign to recite “Day 2” for N numbers of times to made up to 100 recitations collectively of “libration is in the palm of you hand”.
    In this chapter it mentioned the greatness of the authors to shows the teaching comes from a immaculate source. The Lamrim that we know today by Je Tsongkhapa can be trace back to”lamp on the path to Enlightenment” wrote by Atisha upon request by Tibetan King Jangchub Oe to teach simple, easy to practice and complete path that Atisha him self practice. This profound teaching later passed down to Atisha main Tibetan disciple Dromtoenpa. From Drom Rinpoche to three Kamdampa lineages 1.) Kamdampa Classiccal Tradition 2.) Kamdampa Lamrim tradition 3.) kamdampa Oral Instructions. Later Je TsongKhapa combine these three Kadampa lineages into one. From it, it comes down to more great contemporary teachers like Pabongka Rinpoche to HH Trijang Rinpoche HH KyabjeZong Rinpoche  HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.
    To me, due to Rinpoche’s kindness in arranging for this retreat to be done so that lazy people like us can have the opportunity to read the Lamrim, grasp some of it essence to prepare us for further teaching in the future. Participating in Lamrim recitation retreat really is like create a course for us to receive Lamrim teaching from him and it also to be able to immediately benefit those beings in the others realm who does not had the means to do so.

  13. joey on Jul 9, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    It is very inspiring to read about a real leader: one that serves the people rather than demanding the people to serve him, and Kensur Rinpoche is a really beautiful example. I am extremely touched to read on how he wanted to come all the way to Bangalore just to greet Rinpoche for sponsoring for Ganden! how humble! Anyone else in samsara in that position would not have been that humble and would rather the visitor visit him and all.
    It is posts like these that really do give hope for me that righteous people still exists, and that there are people out there that really deserve our support not only because they do but so that they can serve so many other people out there!

  14. Sean on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I think it is quite cool that we have an abbot of a real and great monastery that supports us. Gaden monastery is a great monastic university that people can learn the Dharma. It was founded by the great saint that liberated Tibet at the time, Lama Tsongkhapa. Just like the Abbot, we must not try and ask for to many things or else that will just be plain selfish. It is best to remain quiet to refrain from saying something hurtful or nasty. We should also have no personal bias at all.
    I really wish I could visit Gaden Shartse one day for pilgrimage if another pilgrimage will be held and also possibly during the school holidays. I really want to see a real traditional monastery.
    We always have humility and we must always appreciate what people give us.We must never work for the Dharma or anything our of fear or narrow mindedly!
    Because of such a great abbot. Gaden Shartse will continue to flourish gracefully and flower beautifully.
    May the Abbot live for a long time. OM ARA BATSA NA DHI!

  15. Shirley Tan on Jul 6, 2010 at 12:55 am

    I remembered being part of that group of 62 when we all travelled to Gaden in 2006, with much fondness. Rinpoche made such wonderful and extensive arrangements for all of us to ensure that we had a thorough tour of Gaden – from visiting Rinpoche’s cowshed house, to having audiences with all the great Lamas. It was a truly valuable learning experience, especially meeting with the great Lamas in Gaden. I felt very priviledged and much blessed. This post makes me realize that all great leaders are not just born great. They have to work hard to become great. So much is dependent on the leader of any organization – be it a corporate entity, a country or a monastery – the same principles and qualities apply. Hence, the Ex-Abbot of Gaden Shartse, Kensur Rinpoche Tenzin Drakpa, sets a very good example on how a great leader should be – one who cares for the greater whole, well and above himself. After all, when a leader is elected, it is really his or her chance to serve others. That is truly a precious opportunity to give back, although it does not come with a bed of roses. I think what Rinpoche mentioned about keeping in contact with all monks abroad and local is very crucial. Again, I do not see this as different in our secular world. Keeping in contact with related parties only serves to strengthen ties and friendship. Hence, continued support will flow. Thank you for sharing so much, Rinpoche. Now, I have a deeper respect for all the Abbots in the monastery. Much more than the very first time I met them. Thank you.

  16. Beng Kooi on Jul 4, 2010 at 12:28 am

    I never realised the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery had such a heavy responsibility on his shoulders. Yet he is such a humble monk that he was willing to travel out of the Monastery to greet Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and the rest of the Kechara pilgrims! This was during the pilgrimage to Gaden in 2006 and you can read more about it here http://www.kechara.com/travel/travel-with-us/past-pilgrimages/gaden-2006/
    Imagine being responsible for all the monks of Gaden Shartse, which number more than 1500. And prior to the Cultural Revolution, there were many many many more monks when Gaden monastery was based in Tibet. One of Rinpoche’s previous incarnations was an Abbot of Gaden Shartse, Gendun Nyedrak. The Abbots of the main monasteries are selected by the Dalai Lama. This is the current practice in India which originated from Tibetan tradition and hence, Gendun Nyedrak would also have received the Dalai Lama’s seal of approval.

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  • 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
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 04:19 PM
    There is no one that can help us, but us. Methods are given, but whether we grasp, apply and practise it is entirely up to oneself. If we don’t change then there is no point in learning the Dharma.
    A transformed mind is our own best protection. That mind can only come from consistent practice over time.When we see results, we will be encouraged to push ourselves more to practice well.Thank you very much for sharing a good article.

    https://bit.ly/2thDjjL
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 04:26 PM
    Wonderful news ……the Chinese government has introduced a plan to encourage and reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, It’s a great move that China has done in the effort to avoid runaway global warming and for health reasons. The climate campaigners has been hoping for it. New dietary guidelines by the Chinese health officials have recommend and advise individuals to limit their meat consumption. As more evidence of chronic diseases such as heart attack, strokes ,hypertension and so forth are related to meat consumption. And for most to maintain a healthy life styles. They also implement dietary guidelines encouraging the general public to consume plenty of cereals, tubers, whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits as well. The Chinese government also put up billboards in attempt to reduce meat consumption by highlighting health risks associated with consuming meat. What we eat contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions and every one of us is responsible. People nowadays are reducing their meat consumption and opting for vegan and plant-based protein to improve their health . Hopefully more countries will follow China reducing the meat consumption. In a way more animals could be save in the slaughter house. And for the future generations to come .
    Thank you for this wonderful news .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/look-what-chinas-doing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 04:23 PM
    Different parts of the world have each various interesting traditions and customs which individual will celebrate and follow. Religious festivals like Gadhimai festival, which is an animal sacrificial ceremony, and dog meat festival where dogs are slaughtered to celebrate the summer solstice have gathered cultural significance over the centuries. In Gadhimai festival , they believe that animal sacrifices to the Hindu goddess Gadhimai will end evil and bring prosperity. In Spain bulls festival or the Toro de la Vega, bulls are torture and kill. Same goes to the Pero Palo Festival where scared donkey being dragged unwillingly through the packed streets . Drive hunting where dolphins and whales are caught and killed for their meat. All these are some of the hidden cruelty and crime against animals in the world which many are not aware of it and do not want to know. But with social media , more and more got to know about it and are trying to end all these animals cruelty. The Indian officials are cracking down and trying to stop the transportation of animals for this festivals. It is good that the number of animals slaughtered during the Gadhimai festival has dropped sharply over the years. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which happens every year is a gruesome display of the dog meat trade. Chinese officials are doing their best and discouraging people from eating dog meat which is harmful in long term. Recent years there has been a drop in the consumption of dog meat in the China. Many people are aware of the abuses and torture of those poor dogs before been kill as meat. Looking at those pictures in the articles, tells a thousand words of all the suffering of these animals in the moment before death.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Shakila Rajendra for this sharing raising awareness of animals been abuse , torture and so forth.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/crimes-against-animals-the-world-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 03:54 PM
    This is what i like about being Malaysia expose with different religion yet there live harmony in society. It is awesome to read about this former Malaysian lady with a big heart and took actions to feed many .
    She understand the pain and sufferings of the people especially students had gone through without food. She was brought up in away she saw how her parents had the unprivileged and she is following their foot steps. Thank you very much for this touching article.

    https://bit.ly/2Ri4suG
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 08:35 PM
    For centuries, humans have been gazed at galaxies and peered deep inside atoms for more answers to the space. No one knows for sure what it is up there. Scientist, astronomers and so forth are busy scanning the skies for more discoveries and seeking answers to the mysteries of space. World scientists are doing experiments in an effort to gain insight of it. After years of exploration , they are still looking for more discoveries. Interesting discoveries……..of the dark energy, eagle nebula , galaxy , UFO and more of what is existing beyond our imagination.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/top10-space-mysteries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 08:33 PM
    Peter Byrne is an absolute legend , been an icon, in search for Bigfoot, yeti and Sasquatch or abominable snowmen of the Himalaya. He was a real icon questing for the truth about the Yeti or snowmen. Since his much younger years , he was fascinated in the unknown and the mysterious that turned hunting as a hobby. In one of his hunting trip , he came across a tiger suffering that changed his whole life. From that time he stopped the cruel act of killing animals , ending his 16 years of hunting and founded a non-profit organization called the International Wildlife Conservation Society. He has lived a long and dedicated life in the conservations of animals and in the pursuit of searching for Sasquatch, Yeti and so forth. For decades, he search for Bigfoot, Yeti in the Himalayan has become more of a hobby for him. He has written multiple books on Bigfoot and other aspects of his life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post and sharing of those videos.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/7-parts.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 04:45 PM
    This Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain was built in such away that it will deliver healing waters which were energized with natural crystals blessed by High Lamas. Those natural crystals were imbued with the healing energies of Medicine Buddha and Dorje Shugden.
    With the new healing fountain, visitors can bring home the holy healing energy in a bottle. Thank you very much Rinpoche and Kechara for making this Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain available for everyone.

    https://bit.ly/35WE0Mi
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jan 14. 2020 04:27 PM
    This article really inspired me, every year we live is formative year for us as it affects our future life, so we should really let go those bad influence from our parents. What Rinpoche wrote is so true, most of us are either positive or negative after getting influenced by our parents.

    Dharma will make us face ourselves, acknowledge our weak and negative aspects of character and will then guide us to move forward in a positively transformative direction.Thank you very much for sharing this good article with us.

    https://bit.ly/3a28XCh
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 14. 2020 03:37 PM
    Ratsag Monastery is a popular pilgrimage site located in the Yab Valley in Tolung near to Lhasa, Tibet. Its a beautiful place located with interesting history behind it. It’s the statue of Vajra Yogini that attracted many pilgrims there. This monastery been built to purify the heavy negative karma associated with Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa (1016-1128 CE) by the locals who is well known for introducing the Vajrabhairava-Yamantaka Tantras to Tibet.
    Interesting read of Vajra Yogini scared statues and about the history of the monastery. May the original statue of Vajra Yogini will be returned to Ratsag Monastery one day.
    I did made a trip last May with friends and saw those beautiful scared statues at the monastery. Merely by looking at it is a blessing.
    Thank you Pastor David for this interesting post with the history of the Sacred Vajrayogini Statue been explained.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sacred-vajrayogini-of-ratsag-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 14. 2020 03:34 PM
    Shailendra Dynasty was the name of an influential Indonesian dynasty that emerged in 8th-century Java. Shailendras were active influencer of Mahayana Buddhism whose reign signified a cultural renaissance in the region. The glorious Buddhist monuments was then built across the fertile volcanic plain named as Kedu Plain .
    The most incredible of them all was the massive stupa of Borobudur which is a very popular pilgrimage site for locals, tourist and Buddhist practitioners. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wow ….incredible it took more than 50 years to complete this architectural monument . Read and heard about this amazing monuments and all the beautiful stone inscriptions there. I have not been there before but wish to in the near future. Interesting read of all about this historical information on the Shailendra Dynasty.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-shailendra-dynasty-progenitor-of-mahayana-buddhism-in-indonesia.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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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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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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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.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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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. 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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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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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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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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
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
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    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
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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!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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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.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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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...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    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!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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