The Courage and Purity of H.H. the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche

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His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, radiant and glowing on his 90th birthday

His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche, radiant and glowing on his 90th birthday

How a person accomplishes greatness generally occurs in one of two ways. They can be great by virtue of their position at birth, or they become great by virtue of their deeds. Those who fall in the latter category usually command more respect, having exerted the effort to go above and beyond their circumstances to succeed. This is especially true within the microcosm of Buddhism, where the situation errs on the side of meritocracy. Based on the strength of their practice and scholarship, all monks theoretically have equal opportunity to ascend to positions of greatness.

But while there is greatness, very few ascend to a position of universal respect. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa – these names resonate with everyone as embodiments of peace, compassion, sacrifice and therefore are worthy of respect.

Another name that is less well-known, but nonetheless just as great as the above-named luminaries is His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche. There are four schools of Tibetan Buddhism – Gelug, Kagyu, Nyingma, Sakya – and for nearly a decade, His Holiness was the throne holder of the largest of these four schools, the Gelugs. That means for the duration of his term – for seven years – His Holiness guided and directed the spiritual futures of millions of Buddhists around the world.

What is more impressive is that His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche presided over the Gelug school at a time when it was torn apart by the violent divisiveness of the Dorje Shugden ban. In the face of such adversity, His Holiness successfully navigated the political, social and spiritual challenges that accompanied the onslaught of the ban. In the process, he became a shining example of how to maintain samaya (guru-disciple relationship) and one’s spiritual commitments with dignity and grace.

And as is common with positions of high regard and visibility, many lesser people have seen their personal lives scrutinised, and had their reputations attacked and besmirched. It is therefore a testament to the Gaden Trisur’s character and the respect people have for him that he completed his entire term with an unblemished and unstained reputation. Neither did he receive criticism for his Dorje Shugden practice, even after he revealed his faith.

 

What Exactly Is a Gaden Tripa?

Within Tibetan Buddhism, there are four main traditions – the Kagyu, Sakya, Nyingma and Gelug. Each of these traditions has their own throne holder (spiritual head) who is tasked with maintaining the purity and traditions of the lineage. It is their responsibility to guide and advise on religious matters directly related to their tradition.

Contrary to popular belief, the head of the Gelug school is not the Dalai Lama. The position, in fact, belongs to the Gaden Tripa who is considered Lama Tsongkhapa’s representative on earth. In fact, the ‘Gaden’ in the title refers to the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa while ‘Tri’ is the Tibetan word for ‘throne’. Once the Gaden Tripa has retired, he takes on the title of Gaden Trisur or ‘Gaden Tripa Emeritus’.

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The position of the Gaden Tripa reflects the best of the Gelug spirit of meritocracy. Unlike the thrones of the other Buddhist lineages which are usually hereditary, in order to ascend to the Gaden throne, one need not necessarily be born into a position of rank or into a particular family. Tibetans like to say that even a common farmhand can ascend to the Gelugpa throne, if he applies sufficient effort to his practice.

What is also needed is huge amounts of merit. It is commonly said that to occupy such a holy position as the throne of the Gaden Tripa requires significant merits because the role is such an important one. Thus if someone does not have the merits to support their appointment to the position, something may happen to compel them to vacate the throne for another candidate. The fact His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche successfully occupied the throne for the entirety of his term is therefore no insignificant fact. It is a clear reflection of His Holiness’ qualities and attainments.

 

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The Shugden Persecutions

This is precisely the type of person who stood at the helm of the Gelug lineage for over a decade, and precisely the type of person who never relinquished His Dorje Shugden practice. For seven years, His Holiness the Gaden Trisur was entrusted with the spiritual futures of millions of practitioners, and throughout all of those years, He maintained His faith in Dorje Shugden.

In the years since 1996, those who chose not to abandon the practice of the Dharmapala Dorje Shugden given by their holy Gurus, and those who stood firm in the face of attempts to discredit their holy lamas, have had to withstand unending torrents of attacks, all designed to dislodge them from the practices, oaths and loyalties they had sworn to as ordained monks and true Dharma practitioners.

At the height of the attacks on Dorje Shugden monks and lay practitioners that reached its zenith in 2008, came one single act by the holiest of Gelugpa faithful. It was an act that was pure and void of melodrama and theatre, and it became a clarion call of faith and a symbol of immovable devotion amidst the tempest of confusion, lies and disinformation that had raged for years.

 

The Great Bastion of Truth

This pivotal point in the strife that had hit Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage was a result of His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche’s wise leadership and well-timed action.

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His Holiness Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche taking the throne for the first time as the Gaden Tripa in Gaden Lachi (the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery)

In the year 2010, after the anti-Shugden campaign had devastated all in its path for over 10 years, the highest authority of the Gelugpa sect made his move to leave Gaden Shartse Monastery. He chose instead to be an incumbent of Shar Gaden Monastery, which was established two years prior, to accommodate the Gaden Shartse monks who had no choice but to leave their monastery because they refused to break the vows made to their teachers and their Dharma Protector.

There were no grandiose pronouncements, no statements or proclamations, no speeches, no scenes and no commotions of any sort. Very simply, there was no need for such things because the behaviour and actions of one so pure transcends mere words. His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche gave up everything he had established and ‘gained’ in Gaden Shartse and chose instead the new, impoverished and embattled Shar Gaden Monastery as his spiritual home. And with that, the entire world saw how the perfect exemplar of Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition felt about the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and how wrong the prevailing accusations against the Protector were.

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H.H. Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche is a perfect exemplar of Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition

It was a stroke of pure brilliance to wait until he had retired from office to reveal his practice. Had it been announced while he was in office that the Gaden Tripa “abandoned” the practice, it would have devastated millions of Dorje Shugden practitioners. But should he have prematurely announced while in office that he was a Dorje Shugden practitioner, it would have been very difficult for him to benefit others through his position as Gaden Tripa.

The fact he waited until he retired to leave Gaden Shartse and align himself with Shar Gaden, thus publicly positioning himself with the practice of Dorje Shugden, was a selfless act which bolstered the faith and practice of millions of Dorje Shugden devotees who for many years had felt very little support against the juggernaut of the Tibetan leadership’s anti-Dorje Shugden onslaught.

 

No Ordinary Monk

His Holiness Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche is no ordinary monk by any stretch of the imagination although everything about this senior monk seems to be conspiring to hide his greatness.

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H.H. Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche is no ordinary monk

  • His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche is an ordained monk who has flawlessly kept all his vows – pratimoksha, bodhisattva and tantric vows for over 80 years;
  • His Holiness was awarded his Geshe Lharampa degree in 1973, which is no easy feat in itself;
  • His Holiness was the Abbot of Gyutö College, the elite tantric university that has produced countless scholar-saints over time;
  • In 1986, His Holiness was chosen from amongst the best of Gelugpa scholars by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to represent the lineage at the Ecumenical Encounters of Assisi in Italy, an important event that involved the highest representations from 32 Christian organisations and 11 religious bodies around the world;
  • In 1992, His Holiness was chosen to lead Gaden Shartse Monastic College as its abbot;
  • In 1995, three years later, His Holiness was bestowed the title ‘Sharpa Choje-la’ which is the second highest luminary in the Gelugpa echelon;
  • And finally in 2003, His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestowed upon His Holiness the highest seat in the Gelugpa order, the throne of the Gaden Tripa.

 

Nothing More Precious

So we see clearly that His Holiness Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche has not only spent an entire lifetime benefiting others through the preservation and promotion of the Gelug lineage, but has also clearly and deservedly earned the Dalai Lama’s favour. It is without question a highly coveted position that many aspire to. It is also a position that virtually guarantees a lifetime of honour and privilege not to mention comfort and security in one’s old age. And yet, none of this holds any weight when placed on the scale against the value of faith.

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche

On the face of it, His Holiness’ move to Shar Gaden may appear to be nothing extraordinary. However, anyone with even a passing knowledge of how the Tibetan leadership operates will know that what His Holiness did risked his entire distinguished monastic career and tremendous reputation.

In Dharamsala, to be perceived as not going along with the policies of the Tibetan leadership, let alone those of the Dalai Lama, is nothing short of a death wish. It is to open oneself to accusations of being anti-Tibetan, anti-Dharma/Buddhism, anti-Dalai Lama and generally to be regarded as a traitor of the Tibetan people.

We see this in the obscene persecutions of every Dorje Shugden practitioner whose only ‘crime’ is to practise with integrity and uphold the sacred vows they made to their teachers which, incidentally, is a commitment that is central to the practice of Vajrayana Buddhism.

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H.H. Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche remains the most senior Gelugpa lama

These are noble traits that should be hailed and emulated in any ethical society but because this virtue stands in the way of the Tibetan leadership’s path, it has to be destroyed. Simply put, to have an opinion which is not in line with that of the Dalai Lama or the Tibetan leadership is regarded as a crime.

And yet, by moving to Shar Gaden, the implication (whether intended or not) was that everything the Dalai Lama and Tibetan leadership had alleged about Dorje Shugden is simply wrong. That was the risk His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche readily embraced for what he believed in. While this move had a resounding impact, namely giving hope to and endorsing the stance of Dorje Shugden practitioners worldwide who had endured undeserving hardship in the face of Dharamasala’s witch-hunts, His Holiness Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche has never once made a statement against His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

 

Pure Motivation

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H.H. Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche graciously granted an audience to representatives of Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara in France

Today, His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche remains the most senior living Gelugpa lama. Not only did he hold the highest rank of the Gelugpa lineage which he discharged successfully, he is also the most senior of all living Gaden Tripas in the Gelugpa’s 600-year-old history. Technically there is no one more qualified or senior in all of the Gelugpa world today, not even the current 104th Gaden Tripa whom he outranks because he is a Gaden Trisur (Tripa Emeritus).

For all of His Holiness’ accomplishments, these days he lives in a modest home in Paris and has on his shrine images of both Dorje Shugden and also His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In the future, when the illegal religious ban on Dorje Shugden becomes merely an unsavoury page in Gelugpa and Tibetan history, it will become clear to all how someone like His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa contributed so significantly to upholding the pure Gelugpa lineage, not by force or coercion or oratory profundity, but simply by his courage, integrity and holding on to what he sincerely believes in.

May His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche live long and may he witness in this lifetime the end of an unholy ban against a sacred practice and the renaissance of Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage.

His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Chocktrul Rinpoche and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche doing puja together before the Dorje Shugden ban.

His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Chocktrul Rinpoche and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche doing puja together in Gaden Monastery before the onset of the Dorje Shugden ban.

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Left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Eminence Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, His Eminence Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, His Eminence Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. These were some of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery who were regarded as pillars of Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition.

Some of the greatest high lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery who were regarded as pillars of Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition (left to right): His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Eminence Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, His Eminence Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, His Eminence Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, and His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. They were not only masters of Sutra and Tantra but also strong Dorje Shugden practitioners.

Left to right: His Holiness Kyabje Zong Chocktrul Rinpoche, His Eminence Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal and His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery. Great erudite masters of Buddha's stainless teachings.

Great erudite masters of Buddha’s stainless teachings (left to right): His Holiness Kyabje Zong Chocktrul Rinpoche, His Eminence Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal and His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery.

Left to right: His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Eminence Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, His Eminence Geshe Tendar Rinpoche.

From left to right: His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Eminence Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche and His Eminence Geshe Tendar Rinpoche.

His Holiness Kyabje Ling Chocktrul Rinpoche (left) and His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal (right). The Tibetan leadership often claim that the previous Kyabje Ling Dorje Chang, senior tutor to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, had nothing to do with the propitiation of Dorje Shugden. In truth however, Kyabje Ling Dorje Chang had composed a simplified prayer to propitiate the blessings of several Dharma Protectors, including Dorje Shugden.

His Holiness Kyabje Ling Chocktrul Rinpoche (left) and His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal (right). The Tibetan leadership often claim that the previous Kyabje Ling Dorje Chang, senior tutor to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, had nothing to do with the propitiation of Dorje Shugden. In truth however, Kyabje Ling Dorje Chang had composed a simplified prayer to propitiate the blessings of several Dharma Protectors, including Dorje Shugden.

His Holiness Kyabje Ling Chocktrul Rinpoche offers a khata to His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal in Gaden Lachi shortly after he received the title of Gaden Tripa.

His Holiness Kyabje Ling Chocktrul Rinpoche offers a khata to His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal in Gaden Lachi shortly after he received the title of Gaden Tripa.

His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche offers a khata to His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal during a ceremony shortly after His Holiness arose to the throne of the Gaden Tripas.

His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche offers a khata to His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal during a ceremony held shortly after His Holiness arose to the throne of the Gaden Tripas.

Recently, some of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche's assistants were lucky to have an audience with His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche. On behalf of Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara, they updated Gaden Trisur Rinpoche on Kechara and our work. His Holiness listened very carefully and greatly rejoiced in what he heard, and offered some gifts back.

Recently, some of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s assistants were fortunate to have been granted an audience with His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche. On behalf of Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara, they updated His Holiness on Kechara and our work. His Holiness listened very carefully and greatly rejoiced in what he heard, and offered some gifts to Tsem Rinpoche.

 

A blessed letter by His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur
Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal for His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche (February 13, 2008)

Translation

His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, from the Monastic Seat of Gaden Shartse, is an exceptional master who has intentionally taken birth for a noble mission. To take upon himself the responsibility of upholding the pristine and golden dual sutra and tantra Legacy of Manjunatha Tsongkhapa, who re-discovered the wide and ancient pathway shown by the historical Buddha, Tsem Rinpoche sought ordination into Buddhism at his personal initiative, and progressed along his training strictly according to the Vinaya.

At Gaden Monastic Seat, he also studied the Abhidharma and Sutra Pitaka. He has diligently put into practice whatever he has learned. Particularly noteworthy about Rinpoche is that he has engaged in aspects of generosity practice, such as offerings to the Buddha and the Sangha members, that are truly noteworthy and impressive.

Among his many endeavors, Rinpoche is currently involved in the challenging task of building an exceptional image of Manjunatha Je Tsongkhapa rising to 108 feet in height. Such an undertaking demands immense effort, forbearance and perseverance. I would like to recommend that this worthy project deserves the whole-hearted support of the benefactors of the Dharma. With my heartfelt prayers that this endeavor of Tsem Tulku Rinpoche will be fully realized.

Lungrig Namgyal
101st Successor to the Throne of Gaden
Paris, France
February 13, 2008

 

His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche wrote a foreword
for one of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s books
“Compassion Conquers All”

The book can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Vajrasecrets.

The book can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Vajrasecrets.com

 

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 10, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Mantras are sacred verbalized words that invoke the protection and blessings of the deity to whom the mantra is ascribed. Mantras are also the manifestations of Buddhas in the form of ‘sounds’, hence the various mantras of Dorje Shugden contain the essence of the Protector.

    Dorje Shugden’s main mantra 多杰雄登主要咒语
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for peace 平和咒语
    For gaining attainments through the energy of Peaceful Shugden, peace of environment and mind, harmony in one’s abode and dwelling area, and calming of disasters
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SHANTI SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for health 福寿安康咒语
    For long life, increasing life, healing of disease and protection from diseases
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA AYU SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for increase 增长咒语
    For gaining great merits and increase of all necessary needs, both material and spiritual
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA PUNYE SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for control 控制咒语
    Of worldly deities, negative people and nagas and for influencing friends towards the positive
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WASHAM KURU HO

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra to grant protection 庇护咒语
    Visualize that you are in the Protector’s mandala, fully protected from outside interferences. Recite when in danger or for dangerous situations, for protection while travelling or when residing in dangerous/hostile places
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA RAKYA RAKYA HUNG

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1544345059.mp4


  2. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 26, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Dear friends,

    Tibet has produced many powerful meditations, rituals and guidelines to help us gain spiritual protection, gain wisdom and higher states of consciousness. In general Tibet has produced many powerful methods for the growth of our spiritual evolution. Dorje Shugden is an angel, a saint, a powerful spiritual protector-warrior who originated 350 years ago when a highly awakened Tibetan Lama fulfilled his vows to become a special being to grant protection, wisdom, material needs, safety when travelling (normal and astral travel) and spiritual awakening. Both the Great 5th Dalai Lama and the current His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed short yet effective prayers to invoke upon the power and blessings of this special saint and protector. One can recite either one of the prayers that you feel suits you, anytime or even daily. When you feel a special need for help, you can recite either prayer anytime. When you are feeling down, afraid or just need a blessing, you can recite them. After reciting either invocation, it is good to chant the mantra of Dorje Shugden: Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha.

    You do not have to be a Buddhist or practitioner of any religion to invoke upon the blessings and protection of this special enlightened and awakened angel Dorje Shugden. He helps all without discrimination or bias as he is filled with compassion and love. Divinity has no boundaries, they help all who call upon them.

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    More on the Great 5th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2w7KHv6

    More on H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n

    Chapel (Trode Khangsar) built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Lhasa – https://bit.ly/2zBTd8M

    亲爱的朋友们,

    西藏产生了许多有助于我们得到精神庇佑、取得智慧和更高层次之觉悟的强大禅修法、仪式和教诲。总括来说,西藏产生了许多有助于我们在修行上取得提升的强有力方法。多杰雄登是一个天使,一位圣人和一名护法战士。他的崛起始于350年前,当一位高度觉悟的西藏高僧履行本身的承诺,化身为特别的护法,赐予我们守护、智慧、物质需要、出入平安(平日外游和神游时)和灵修上的觉醒。任何人都可以随时随地在任何时候念诵适合自己的祈愿文。当你需要特别的帮助时,你可以随时念诵任何一篇祈愿文。当你感到沮丧、恐惧或仅是需要加持时,你也可以持诵这些祈愿文。在念诵任何祈请文后,你应该接着念诵多杰雄登的心咒:嗡 班杂 维格 毗札那 娑哈 Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha。

    要祈请多杰雄登这位特殊、觉悟和觉醒的天使赐予加持和庇佑,你无需是佛教徒或任何宗教的修行者。他总是没有分别或偏见,充满慈悲和慈爱地帮助一切众生。神圣是没有界限的,圣者会帮助有求于他的任何人。

    以下附上英文、中文和藏文的祈愿文。

    愿你平安,常受庇护和加持。

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切

    更多关于第五世达赖尊者和多杰雄登护法的内容 — https://bit.ly/2zsC3tG

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  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Divination (‘mo’) Text by Dorje Shugden

    This is an important divination (‘mo’) text composed by Dorje Shugden himself. Dorje Shugden took trance of the Choyang Dulzin oracle lama, the senior oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery, and instantly on the spot composed this text within two hours.

    The divination text contains information on how to use dice to do divination for the future and is known to be highly accurate. When practitioners use this text, they will be in direct contact with Dorje Shugden to get answers to questions about the future. It is for those who have good samaya with Dorje Shugden and are free of the eight worldly dharmas to be of benefit to others in divining the future.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    DS-MO-choyang.pdf

  4. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 23, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Be blessed with these rare videos featuring explanation and advice about Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in his own voice. The teaching was requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the earliest masters who taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

    Video 1: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explains Dorje Shugden Initiation and Benefits (With English Subtitles)

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet. At the request of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in America, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives clear explanation and advice about the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden and how to go about the practice and get the maximum benefits in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFMvlxAqtc&feature=youtu.be

    Video 2: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche speaks on the History and Lineage of Dorje Shugden (With English Subtitles)

    In this video, an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden and how the practice arose, with examples of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives that reveal his powerful spiritual attainments and contributions. This very rare teaching was given at the request of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s student, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Buddhism in the West to many disciples since the 1970s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzKSJgK618&feature=youtu.be

    For more information: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

  5. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 7:06 am

    For the first time available, Dorje Shugden and his entourage of 32 asssistants of his mandala.

    Dorje Shugden is a powerful protector deity who is also an emanation of Manjushri, a wisdom bestowing Buddha. Therefore, he has great ability to help us to progress further on the spiritual path. He does this by helping us to overcome obstacles and problems for the modern individual.

    Due to his enlightened nature, Dorje Shugden is able to manifest 32 deities and within the same abode resides Setrap and Kache Marpo:-

    1. 5 Dorje Shugden families or emanations. They consists of the following:-

    – Dulzin Dorje Shugden, which performs activities to eliminate inner and outer obstacles.
    – Shize, which performs activities to pacify all illnesses and disease.
    – Gyenze, which performs activities to increase all desirable material and spiritual wealth.
    – Wangze, which performs activities to control difficult people and circumstances.
    – Trakze, which performs activities to wrathfully eliminate all insurmountable obstacles and life-threatening situations.

    2. 9 Mothers. They represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. These are all attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

    3. 8 Guiding Monks. They represent the Eight Great Bodhisattvas (Avalokitesvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Samantabhadra, Maitreya, Kshitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Sarva-nivarana-viskambini) and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments.

    4. 10 Youthful & Wrathful Attendants. They represent the ten wrathful attendants to avert inner and outer obstacles. They are beings who are from Mongolia, China, Kashmir, India, Bengali, etc.

    5. Setrap. He is a senior Dharma Protector from India and an emanation of Amitabha Buddha. He had enthroned Dorje Shugden as an authentic Dharma Protector. Therefore, he also resides within the same mandala of Dorje Shugden.

    6. Kache Marpo. He is not an emanation of Dorje Shugden but he is still an enlightened Dharma Protector in his own right. He was originally known as Tsiu Marpo of Samye Monastery. However, he has placed himself under the service of Dorje Shugden as his chief minister, performing many activities in order to protect and benefit practitioners. Therefore, he stands guard at the main entrance of Dorje Shugden’s mandala. He often takes trance of qualified mediums to speak.

    7. Namkar Barzin. He is the reincarnation of an old Mongolian monk and when he passed away in Phari area of Tibet, his spirit was placed as a powerful assistant of Dorje Shugden. He guards and protects buildings and great institutions especially those that benefit others. He rides on a mythical Gyaling animal that resembles a goat but with scales.

    These sacred images are available on *Vajrasecrets. They are made of high quality alloy and are one of a kind. They are based on the lineage of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s monastery, Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Tibet. In fact, the iconography of these statues are based on detailed photographs taken by H. E. Tsem Rinpoche during a trip to Tashilhunpo’s protector chapel. These are based exactly as the 10th Panchen Lama’s personal collection.

    Dorje Shugden mandala: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=131570

    Dorje Shugden’s benefit and practice: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422

    Dorje Shugden’s origins: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=106424

    Dorje Shugden chapel in His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68698

    *Stand not included

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  6. Valentina Suhendra on Aug 7, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

    Tibetans commonly refer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama as the “sun and moon” of Tibetan Buddhism. They are the center of Tibetan Buddhist civilization, which draws to its sphere of influence millions of non-Tibetan practitioners. The Panchen Lama’s incarnation line began with the 16th abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen (1570 – 1662). He was bestowed the title of Panchen Lama by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama after being declared as an emanation of Amitabha.

    After being given the title, his three previous incarnations were posthumously also bestowed the title, making Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen the 4th Panchen Lama. He became a teacher to many Tibetans, Bhutanese and Mongolian religious figures, including His Holiness the 4th and 5th Dalai Lamas, and the 1st Jetsun Dampa of Mongolia. A prolific author, Chokyi Gyeltsen is credited with over a hundred compositions, including a number of commentaries and ritual texts that remain central in the Gelukpa tradition today. Along with his role as a teacher of the Dharma, the Panchen Lamas are usually responsible for the recognition of the rebirths of the Dalai Lamas, and vice versa.

    The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) continued both the spiritual and political roles of his predecessors. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his contemporary, was even heard to say and echo the Panchen Lama’s own words that the Dalai Lama would safeguard Tibet from the outside while the Panchen Lama would safeguard Tibet from the inside, as he never left Tibet after the political troubles of 1959. He was truly loved by the Tibetans, all the way until his passing. When he taught, thousands of people would attend, not only from his own Gelug lineage, but masters and practitioners from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    At his sprawling monastery of Tashi Lhunpo, he has a special chapel specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where prayers and rituals are performed on a daily basis. In his great omniscience the Panchen Lama held Dorje Shugden as the principal Dharma protector of the monastery. He also personally propitiated Dorje Shugden among other Dharma protectors, and even wrote extensive prayers and rituals to Dorje Shugden. These rituals and prayers are contained within his ‘sung bum’ or collected works, which are provided here. As such a great lama, with an erudite and clear understanding of the Buddhist scriptures, a teacher to millions in both Tibet and China, from an established incarnation line and an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, he could not be mistaken about his practice of Dorje Shugden.

    His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama is known for his composition of commentaries and practice texts that are still in use by contemporary Buddhist practitioners both in Tibet and across the world. One of these is a powerful ritual composition propitiating the compassionate Dorje Shugden.

    Upon the request by Acharya Lobsang Jangchub to compose a shorter version of the prayer (sadhana) for the exhortation of activities of Dorje Shugden, Panchen Lama immediately composed an abbreviate form of Dorje Shugden’s Kangsol. This text is entitled “Manjunatha’s (Tsongkapa) Lineage protector Dorje Shugden and five forms wrathful propitiations and confessional prayers and fulfilment of activities rites” or “Melodious sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities” for short. Once the prayers were completed, he had signs and strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically.

    Mirroring the abilities of one of his earlier incarnations, Khedrub Je, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and master of both sutra and tantra, the Panchen Lama used his compositional skill and poetic prowess to create a masterful sadhana. Worthy of note is a praise in which the first letter of each verse is a Tibetan vowel. Such compositions are rarely seen, and have historically only been used when propitiating senior Dharma protectors such as Palden Lhamo and Kalarupa.

    The Panchen Lama also stated that while composing the Dorje Shugden sadhana (prayers) he was filled with a sense of happiness and bliss. He ends the composition with not only his official title but his ordination name, Tenzin Trinley Jigme Choje Wangchuk, endorsing the validity of his work. He composed the sadhana in his own Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in the Hall of Clear Light and Bliss.

    See the Panchen Lama’s writings and download: https://bit.ly/2KIfeXb

  7. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 2, 2018 at 12:16 am

    This elderly & innocent monk in India was brutally attacked, find out why. Shocking – https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163953

  8. Made in Japan on Aug 1, 2018 at 3:47 am

    “If the Dalai Lama, if His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by Dorje Shugden, then we might as well not practice Buddhism anymore. If His Holiness the Dalai Lama can have his life shortened by a so-called evil spirit, any evil spirit, then can he be Avalokiteshvara? So on one hand you say, we say, I say, everybody says, he is Avalokiteshvara; on the other hand you’re saying that he can be harmed by an evil spirit… Which one is it? Can he be harmed by an evil spirit or is he Avalokiteshvara? Do you think Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Tara all take refuge in something else to protect themselves from Dorje Shugden? How illogical is that? How illogical of people to say His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by an evil spirit, any evil spirit or “Dorje Shugden” evil spirit. How is that possible?” – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Photo: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, young Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s tutor Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe

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  10. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 25, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Sakya tradition’s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lamas nearby. Tsem Rinpoche

  11. Joy Kam on Jul 25, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Amazing post!!!!!

    Dear friends, For months we have been working on this BEAUTIFUL

    and meaningful mural in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to

    enjoy the many stunning pictures of this mural:

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    Tsem Rinpoche

  12. Joy Kam on Jul 21, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

  13. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Jun 10, 2018 at 8:55 am

    In Tibet, a boy from the faraway provinces would normally enter into one of the hundreds of wayside monasteries in order to receive their novice ordination vows. In these smaller provincial monasteries, the young monks received their initial education on reading the Tibetan script, memorisation of the scriptures and so forth. Once these young monks came of age and received their full ordination vows, they would travel great distances to the larger monastic universities such as Gaden (3,300 monks), Sera (6,000 monks), Drepung (10,000 monks), Tashi Lhunpo (4,000 monks) and Amdo Tashikyil (4,000 monks)in order to further their monastic education on the great treatises and so on. Some of these boys from humble beginnings in the provinces would end up becoming great scholars and masters.

    བོད་ནང་། ཡུལ་ཐག་རིང་པོའི་ཕྲུག་གུ་གྲྭ་པ་བྱེད་སྐབས་དགེ་ཚུལ་གྱི་སྡོམ་པ་ཞུས་ཆེད་དུ་གྲྭ་ཚང་ཆུང་ཆུང་ནང་ཞུགས་ཀྱི་ཡོད་རེད། མངའ་རིས་ཡུལ་གྱི་གྲྭ་ཚང་ཁག་ནང་། གྲྭ་པ་གཞོན་པ་དེ་དག་གིས་ཐོག་མར་བོད་ཡིག་སྦྱང་གི་ཡོད་པ་དང་། ཞལ་འདོན་སོགས་བློ་ལ་ངེས་པ་བཅས་གནང་གི་ཡོད་པ་རེད། གྲྭ་པ་དེ་རྣམས་ལོ་རྒན་ཚད་ལོངས་རྗེས་དགེ་སློང་གི་སྡོམ་པ་ཞུས་ཚར་ནས། གཞུང་ཆེན་པོའི་ཐོས་བསམ་སློབ་གཉེར་གནང་པའི་ཆེད་དུ་གདན་ས་ཆེན་པོ་ཐོས་བསམ་ནོར་གླིང་གྲྭ་ཚང་དགའ་ལྡན་དང་། (གྲྭ་པ་ ༣,༣༠༠) སེར་རྭ། (གྲྭ་པ་ ༦,༠༠༠) འབྲུས་སྤུངས། (གྲྭ་པ་ ༡༠,༠༠༠) བཀྲ་ཤིས་ལྷུན་པོ། (གྲྭ་པ་ ༤,༠༠༠) ཨ་མདོ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་འཁྱིལ་ (གྲྭ་པ་ ༤,༠༠༠) སོོགས་གྲྭ་ཚང་ཆེན་པོ་ནང་ཕེབས་ཀྱི་ཡོད་པ་རེད། མངའ་རིས་ཆུང་ཆུང་ནས་ཕེབས་པའི་གྲྭ་གཞོན་དེ་དག་ནང་ནས་འགའ་ཤས་མཁས་པ་དང་སློབ་དཔོན་ཕུལ་དུ་བྱུང་བ་ཐོན།

    在西藏,来自偏远地区的男孩一般会分别加入许许多多的小寺院接受沙弥戒。这些分布在不同地区的小寺院会为小沙弥提供初级教育,比如藏文阅读、经典背诵等教育。一旦小沙弥成年且到了接受比丘戒之时,他们将远行万里,到更大规模的寺院,比如甘丹寺(3300僧众)、色拉寺(6000僧众)、哲蚌寺(10000僧众)、扎什伦布寺(4000僧众),以及拉卜楞寺(4000僧众)升学,研习各种佛教大论。有的男孩虽然来自偏远地区、出身低微,但最终也是大有作为,成为伟大的学者和大师。

    This was what happened to Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and the 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin. Both of these lamas were originally from Tsem Monastery in the Yara valley of Kham, Tibet. When Kensur Rinpoche was just a young monk entering into Gaden Monastery, Tsem Rinpoche’s previous life was the abbot at that time. On the other hand, the Gaden Tripa was the nephew of Rinpoche’s previous life, Kentrul Thubten Lamsang. Such was the close connection that Tsem Rinpoche had with these two lamas, going back into previous lives. In this life in fact, Tsem Rinpoche offered his own ladrang in Gaden Shartse Monastery to Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche. Furthermore, the Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin’s ladrang (house) in Drepung Loseling Monastery was fully sponsored by Tsem Rinpoche and his students, and Tsem Rinpoche also fully sponsored on a monthly basis some of the students in the Gaden Tripa’s house. Tsem Rinpoche also found personal sponsorship for the Gaden Tripa himself.

    མཁན་ཟུར་བྱམས་པ་ཡེ་ཤེས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་དང་དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ་བརྒྱ་དང་གསུམ་པ་བློ་བཟང་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྣམ་གཉིས་ལ་ཡང་དེ་འདྲ་བྱུང་། བླ་མ་ཁོང་རྣམ་ཉིད་ནི་སྤྱིར་བོད་ཁམས་ཡ་ར་ལུང་པའི་ཚེམས་གྲྭ་ཚང་ནས་ཡིན་པ་དང་། མཁན་ཟུར་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་དགུང་ལོ་གཞོན་ནུ་ཡིན་པའི་སྐབས་གདན་ས་དགའ་ལྡན་དུ་བཞུགས་དུས་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་སྐུ་གོང་མ་དེ་ཉིད་གྲྭ་ཚང་གི་མཁན་པོ་ཡིན་པ་རེད། ཕྱོགས་གཞན་དུ། དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ་འདི་ཉིད་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་སྐུ་གོང་མ་མཁན་སྤྲུལ་ཐུབ་བསྟན་ལམ་བཟང་གི་ཚ་བོ་དེ་ཡིན་པ་རེད། དེར་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་དང་བླ་མ་དེ་ཉིད་བར་སྐྱེ་བ་སྔོན་མ་ནས་འབྲེལ་བ་ཟབ་པོ་ཡོད་པ་རེད། དྲང་པོ་ཞུས་ན། ཚེ་འདིར་ཡང་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་གིས་དགའ་ལྡན་ཤར་རྩེ་གྲྭ་ཚང་དུ་ཡོད་པའི་སོ་སོའི་བླ་བྲང་དེ་ཡང་མཁན་ཟུར་བྱམས་པ་ཡེ་ཤེས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ལ་ཕུལ་བ་དང་། གཞན་ཡང་འབྲས་སྤུངས་བློ་གསལ་གླིང་དུ་ཡོད་པའི་དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ་བློ་བཟང་བསྟན་འཛིན་མཆོག་གི་བླ་བྲང་གི་སྦྱིན་བདག་ཆ་ཚང་ཡང་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་དང་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་སློབ་མ་རྣམས་ཀྱིས་གནང་པ་དང་། ཁོང་གི་བླ་བྲང་དགེ་ཕྲུག་འགའ་ཤས་རྣམས་ལ་ཟླ་རེར་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེས་རོགས་རམ་ཡང་གནང་གི་ཡོད་པ་རེད། དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ་ཁོ་རང་གི་ཆེད་དུ་ཡང་ཚེམས་རིན་པོ་ཆེས་སྦྱིན་བདག་འཚོལ་ནས་སྤྲོད་པ་རེད།

    堪殊强巴耶喜仁波切及第103任甘丹赤巴洛桑丹津皆有如此的出身。这两位上师都来自云南省迪庆藏族自治州德钦县羊拉的则木寺。堪殊仁波切在他年纪尚轻的时候加入甘丹寺,时任住持便是詹杜固仁波切的其中一个前世。另外,第103任甘丹赤巴洛桑丹津也是詹杜固仁波切的前世——堪珠图登兰桑的侄子。可见,詹杜固仁波切与这两位上师的关系是如此亲近,他们的缘分自前世便已结下。这一世,詹杜固仁波切将自己位于甘丹萨济寺的拉章供养堪殊强巴耶喜仁波切。不仅如此,詹杜固仁波切及其弟子还全额资助第103任甘丹赤巴洛桑丹津在哲蚌洛色林寺的拉章的筹建工程。甘丹赤巴拉章中的好几位弟子每月也获得詹杜固仁波切的资助。另外,甘丹赤巴的功德主,也由詹杜固仁波切找来。

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  14. Stella Cheang on Mar 29, 2018 at 6:51 am

    The Gaden Tripa is an extraordinary person who holds great responsibility in the Tibetan Buddhism Gelug tradition. He is the head of the Gelug school, throne holder of Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage, instead of Dalai Lama like what many people thought. The throne holder, His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche carries on the teaching that leads to liberation on his shoulder with pure motivation. It is the great fortune of mankind to have this extraordinary monk as the Gaden Tripa. Thank you for this sharing.

  15. Valentina Suhendra on Mar 2, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Isn’t this just lovely?! Look at these cute Tibetan kids singing praises to Dorje Shugden during Losar celebration in Tibet! Great blessings to all – Click to watch! 😍🌈🌟

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1519938132.mp4


  16. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:31 am

    This video condensed and made simple the history of the Dorje Shugden ban and the sufferings Dorje Shugden people experienced and continue to experience for 20 years. The video also laid out and reveal the truth and facts that Dorje Shugden was the Protector who advised His Holiness the Dalai Lama to flee to India and hence His Holiness’ life is saved. There is no religious freedom for the Dorje Shugden people worldwide because of the Dorje Shugden ban executed by the Central Tibetan Administration. We are, until today being discriminated and persecuted for simply practising our choice of religion and this is the truth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gis2vaURT40

  17. Wai Meng Wan on Nov 27, 2017 at 12:23 am

    The Gaden Tripa is a most accomplished Gelug master and has much dharma experience and learning to back him up. As the highest authority of Gelug tradition, The Gaden Tripas is scholarly and ripe with knowledge, and he is not someone ordinary who is prone to making ordinary mistakes.

    I rejoice that the 101st Gaden Tripa did his job until the end and left his post responsibly.

  18. Judy Chen on Nov 14, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I truly believe and understand from this article that monks and tulkus are no ordinary beings. They reincarnate to benefits others and spread the teachings of Buddha.
    As students / devotees of the pure Gelugpa lineage, we should have faith in the Dharma practices taught by these great masters.
    H.H the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche has shown his loyalty and faith to his teacher. He patiently waited until his retirement before moving to Shar Gaden.
    May the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpohe have stable health.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.
    With folded hands

  19. Carmen Koo on Nov 14, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    A Gaden Tripa – the Gaden Throneholder, representing Lama Tsongkhapa on Earth. The supreme head that governs all spiritual and religious affairs in the Gelugpa school of Buddhism.

    In order to qualify to become a Gaden Throne holder, a scholar monk would need to undergo not only his monastic studies, but to continue on to become a Geshe Lharampa, the PHD equivalent of monastic studies. Thereafter, the monk would have to enter a tantric college, either Gyuto or Gyumed. In the Gelug tradition, these are the only 2 tantric colleges. After that he has to elected to become Gekul-la, the disciplinarian of the monastic school, who serves a term of 6 months or a year. Thereafter, he will have to become the Umze-la, the lead chanter of the monastic college/school. This is held for 3 years. He would have memorised a large numbers of rituals, prayers and pujas as he leads all religious ceremonies through prayer. Thereafter, he can be elected to become the Abbot of the college/school (Kensur Rinpoche), where they will serve a term of another 3 years. After their term as abbot, they become the Abbot Emeritus, they are then in line to be in the seats to become Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche (hailing from Gyuto Tantric College) or Jangtse Choeje Rinpoche (hailing from Gyumed Tantric College). From there, only then the are inline to become the Gaden Tri Rinpoche, or the throneholder.

    As you can see, it is not easy to become the Gaden Tri, and therefore, when the 101st Gaden Tripa supports and never gave up his practice of Dorje Shugden, it states alot, and means alot to Dorje Shugden practitioners. He is elucidating his purity in his practice of Guru Devotion, which is inspiring to many practitioners today. If Dorje Shugden practice was so bad, then all the Gaden Tri Rinpoches and Gaden Tripa would have denounced the practice immediately, but why does 101st Gaden Tripa, and 102nd Gaden Tripa among many others, continue with their practice? He is living healthily, at 90 + years old now, with a very sharp mind and continuing his Dharma practice. Spirit worshipping would stray one from the BuddhaDharma, but 101st Gaden Tripa is still steadfast in his practices, so it defeats the saying that Dorje Shugden practice is bad.

    Thank you for sharing this inspiring, exemplary post on HH 101st Gaden Tripa Rinpoche!

  20. Sock Wan on Nov 13, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Sometimes Lamas do something that we cannot comprehend for other reasons. One thing for sure the reasons for them to do such action is out of compassion for all sentient beings. Besides, it is also very important for us to follow our guru’s instruction until our last breath.

    H.H the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche might be quiet about his practice due to his duty the Gaden Tripa back then. But he has not given up the practice given to him by his teacher. The 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche left Gaden Shartse to Shar Gaden was nothing political, it was merely his loyalty and faith to his teacher.

    He had always remained quiet, focused in teaching Dharma and not involved in politic at all. This is what a head of a sect should do. He has shown us a very good example of a good Sangha.

  21. Anne Ong on Nov 9, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    I love to read about high lamas and erudite masters which is very inspiring. His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche is the most senior living Gelugpa lama and is indeed a great masters of all times. He being highly trained in both fields of Sutra and Tantra . During such turbulent times, it takes great faith, perseverance and courage to be in their respective positions. Yet they were perfect examples of holding their compassion to ensure that many benefit from their teachings and deeds. He is one great master who has also contributed so significantly to upholding the pure Gelugpa lineage and having courage, integrity to hold on to what he sincerely believes in and spoke the truth. May H.H. the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche stays healthy , live long and be able to witness in this lifetime the lifting of the ban on Dorje Shugden practice . Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing these inspiring article of a great master.🙏

  22. Lim Han Nee on Nov 9, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    The singular act of the 101st Gaden Tripa, the head of the Gelugpa Lineage and Lama
    Tsongkhapa’s representative on earth that touched me most, is his act of quietly leaving Gaden Shartse Monastery to become an incumbent of Shar Gaden Monastery. Shar Gaden Monastery was established to accommodate Gaden Shartse Monastery monks who had been forced to leave Gaden Shartse Monastery because they refused to break their vows to their teachers and to Dorje Shugden. Knowing this, the fact that this noble -minded throne holder of Tsongkhapa’s lineage actually chose to become an incumbent of Shar Gaden, shows to the world in no uncertain terms what his views are on Dorje Shugden!He chose the new, impoverished and embattled Shar Gaden
    as his spiritual home upon his retirement, showing to the world how wrong the accusations against Dorje Shugden have been and are even now!

    I am also deeply touched by his words in the Foreword that he wrote on Rinpoche for Rinpoche’s book “Compassion Conquers all”. He spoke of Rinpoche’s “boundless unceasing energy that comes from acting entirely out of compassion” and of his “fervent and sole motivation to inspire seekers to find a true and valid path to inner peace and to develop the same compassionate heart in all his students”.Such are the sincere words of a great and pure holy being about Tsem Rinpoche. These are from the very lips of the 101st Gaden Tripa, head of the Gelug Lineage, about Tsem Rinpoche as a pure Tsongkhapa Lineage holder whose sole motive is to compassionately bring all seekers on a valid path
    to ultimate inner peace.

    Yes, may the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche have stable health and long life. May Your Holiness witness in this lifetime the lifting of the unholy ban on the sacred practice of Dorje Shugden so that Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage teachings will endure and flourish in the ten directions.

  23. yinping on Nov 8, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Gelug is the largest schools among the 4 schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The throne holder for Gelug is not the Dalai Lama. This position belongs to Gaden Tripa, an appointed office depending on study, practise, and the holding of vows.

    Huge amount of merits are needed to be the throne holder to complete 7 years term because this is an important role that influence millions of scholars and practitioners in Buddhism. H.H. the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche successfully occupied the throne for customary term, a clear reflection of His Holiness’ qualities and attainments.

    His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur is the most senior living Gelupa lama and also the most senior of all living Gaden Tripas. His Holiness is a living Buddha inspiring many practitioners to upholding the pure Gelugpa lineage and keeps our faith and samaya with our Guru and protector Dorje Shugden.

    May His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche live long and may he witness in this lifetime the end of an unholy ban against a sacred practice and the renaissance of Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage. _/\_

  24. Datuk May on Nov 8, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Reading this article on HH the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche reminds me very much of H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, founder of Kechara House. It is about how these “Heroes in my eyes” are able to uphold the purity of teaching and propagating Je Tsongkapa’s doctrine and yet holding steadfastly to their samaya with their Gurus to continue practising Dorje Shugden which was given to them by their Gurus.

    During such turbulent times, it takes great faith, perseverance and courage to be in their respective positions. Yet they were perfect examples of holding their compassion to ensure that many benefit from their teachings and deeds.

    As it is known and proven beyond reasonable doubts the suffering from discrimination by CTA on Dorje Shugden devotees, it must have been much pain for these great Lamas to endure.

    What impacts me the most is how they have found the balance. I also rejoice that HH the 101st Gaden Trisu Rinpoche did not suffer too much abuse when he left Gaden Shartse for Shar Gaden unlike what happened to H.E Tsem Rinpoche who is harassed and abused and face vulgar unkindness on a daily basis.

    To the “Unsung Hero”, HH the 101st Gaden Trisu Rinpoche, I say thank you for being the example you are as a great DS lama and may you live long and turn the wheel of Dharma.

  25. Samfoonheei on Nov 8, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche is the most senior living Gelugpa lama and is indeed a great masters of all times. He being highly trained in both fields of Sutra and Tantra .He has been tirelessly visiting many parts of the world to spread the Teachings. In fact he has dedicated his whole lifetime to the propagation of the Buddhadharma. He is one great master who has also contributed so significantly to upholding the pure Gelugpa lineage and having courage, integrity to hold on to what he sincerely believes in and spoke the truth. May H.H. the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche stays healthy , live long and be able to witness in this lifetime the lifting of the ban on Dorje Shugden practice and the reawakening of Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these inspiring article of a great master.

  26. Fong on Nov 7, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Thank you for this most precious teaching on this greatest of lamas who speaks not with words but by his actions for the truth. The bottom line is that we all have to keep our faith and samaya with our Guru and our Protector and yet not have to speak ill of anyone. That is the real spirituality and teachings of the Buddha. Be mindful of our speech, have gratitude and have equal love for all, regardless.

    H.H. the 101st Gaden Trisur Rinpoche is an inspiration and reason for all to hold their samaya truly and keep their practice of Dorje Shugden close to their hearts and mind.

    May His Holiness the 101st Gaden Trisur Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche have stable health and long life and may he witness in this lifetime the end of an unholy ban against a sacred practice and the renaissance of Je Tsongkhapa’s lineage.

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  • Sofi
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 05:48 PM
    Padmasambhava

    he monk Santaraksita suggests to King Trisong Detsen (khri srong lde brtsan, c. 742-800) that he invite Padmasambhava to assist with the founding of Samye (bsam yas), Tibet’s first Buddhist monastery. On his arrival, the master offers a series of prophecies and tames Tibet’s local spirits who are resisting the introduction of Buddhism. The Testament of Wa also has the master overseeing several irrigation projects in the area around Samye. Such details have led some scholars to suggest that irrigation, and the spirit taming that would have entailed, may have been an area of particular expertise for the master.

    Learn more of Padmasambhava’s great feats: http://bit.ly/PadmasambhavaMaster
  • Sofi
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 05:31 PM
    Sunrise Dorje Shugden Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat

    This morning, I invited the people who I saw were up and around for a morning sunrise Dorje Shugden wisdom puja. Although the sun had already risen, there was still a lot of mist. We went to the highest point in Kechara Forest Retreat which has very good views and is surrounded by green hills. We first went to the beautiful Manjushri image and made prayers and recited mantras, then circumambulated. Then we proceeded to begin the puja in the grassy area on Manjushri Hill. We had a lovely puja and it was very nice to have the students who were awake and around to join as they are spiritual people. Afterwards we all went to Manjushri fish pond and circumambulated there too.

    Visit here to learn what Rinpoche shared: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sunrise-dorje-shugden-puja-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 05:27 PM
    Watching the videos gave us a good explanation and information all about Witches. For the last 400 years witches had misrepresented and suffered prejudice against through history.
    We should not being afraid of them and we must respect them. Witches are not as creepy as we though.Thank you for this good sharing.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/35aaIuo
  • nicholas
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 05:00 PM
    Loma Gyonma, known as Pita Parnasvari in Sanskrit, is one of the most efficacious healing Buddhas within Tibetan Buddhism. Her name literally means “The Mountain Mendicant Wearing Leaves”. She is also known as “Leafy Clothing Kuan Yin” in some traditions and is considered an emanation of the Buddha Tara. She manifests as a deity that has mastered all the mysteries of the forest and therefore nature, which she taps into to pacify and subjugate all illnesses, their causes, destroys harmful spirits and enriches our lives with good health. Therefore Loma Gyonma is known for her tremendous ability to heal all sorts of diseases.

    As the emanation of Tara, Loma Gyonma is regarded as Lhamo Rithrodma, the 20th Tara as mentioned in the “Praise to the Twenty One Taras”. The praise to Lhamo Rithrodma states that her right eye emits blazing rays of light that burns away all the lords of diseases and epidemics.

    The word “savari” in Sanskrit refers to the ancient Savara tribe who were known to wears skirts made of grass and peacock feathers and hunted with bows and arrows. Due to their culture which was heavily based on nature, they were known to be masters of the healing medicinal properties of herbs and plants.

    Learn more about Loma Gyonma at http://bit.ly/353Ctol
  • nicholas
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 04:53 PM
    Nageshvaraja is also sometimes called Nagaraja. His name literally means ‘Tathagatha King of the Nagas’, known as ‘Luwang Gyalpo’ in Tibetan. He is also one of the 35 Confessional Buddhas as listed within the Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps that we prostrate to in order to purify heavy negative actions.

    On October 21, 2017 Kechara had the merits to invite the holy statue of Buddha Nageshvaraja to our land. A group of Kecharians gathered to welcome Nageshvaraja and together they cleaned, washed and polished the statue. Meanwhile, another team prepared the holy items and mantras to be inserted, they packed and sewed everything into yellow cloth bags together with mothballs, incense and potpourri.

    After the statue was sealed, Nageshvaraja was lifted by crane and escorted to the stone pedestal that had been built for the statue. After he had been placed on the pedestal, the group queued to make offerings of candles, khatas (silk scarves) and flower garlands. On behalf of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, offerings of incense and milk were also made.

    Read more about Nageshvaraja and Loma Gyoma arrives to KFR! at http://bit.ly/353Ctol
  • nicholas
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 04:40 PM
    Dark Watchers is a mystical entities are believed to reside in the misty hillside of Big Sur in the Santa Lucia Mountains. The early Spanish explorers and Mexican ranchers that came after referred to these creatures as “Los Vigilantes Oscuros.” In modern times, they came to be known as “The Dark Watchers.”

    The Dark Watchers are a group of migratory entities that have appeared in California Folklore for supposedly the past several hundred years and are purportedly stalking travelers along the Santa Lucia Mountains. They are apparently giant human-like phantoms that are only seen at twilight, and they are usually spotted standing silhouetted against the night sky along the ridges and peaks of the mountains. These beings are believed to possess incredible hearing as well as impeccable eyesight. They are also immune to high-tech detection and prefer to only reveal themselves to travelers or trekkers who are equipped with simple items like hats and sticks.

    Learn more about Dark Watchers at http://bit.ly/341Rcid
  • nicholas
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 04:31 PM
    The liturgy of Dharma Protector practice is called ‘kangso’ and it is broken up into several parts including the invocation, praise, kawang, serkyem offering, mantra recitation, enthronement and dedication.

    The kawang liturgy is a confessional practice in which the practitioner engages in a specific visualisation meant to purify tremendous amounts of negative karma. Before delving into the technicalities of the kawang contemplation, we first need to have an understanding of karma.

    At the heart of a Dharma Protector’s kangso, or fulfilment ritual, is the recitation of the kawang liturgy, otherwise known as kangshag. Literally meaning the ‘clearing of obstacles’, this special confessional prayer utilises tantric visualisation combined with recitation in order to tap into Dorje Shugden’s power to significantly purify accumulated negative karma threatening to obstruct our practice.

    Corresponding with the amount of obstacles that are to be removed, the kawang visualisation is particularly graphic. Therefore, we should dwell on the real meaning of the contemplation and not on its wrathful and violent description. It also follows that if the negative karma that obstructs our practice is forceful, then the pujas to counter it have to be equally intense.

    We approach the recitation of the kawang by visualising our delusions, negative karma, habituations and so forth in the form of a man or a woman. Then, a dakini who is an emanation of Vajrayogini appears, wielding a cemetery knife, to slay the being who is the personification of our negativities. She slices the body in such a way that uncovers the inner organs, after which she makes the seven types of offerings from the remains of the corpse i.e. the wrathful sensory offerings.

    Learn more about Kawang: A Dorje Shugden Confessional Practice at http://bit.ly/2E05llj
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 04:09 PM
    Thank you for sharing with us how we can help animals other than dogs and cats. Since insects are very small, we don’t usually take note of their needs. In fact, we don’t really like to have small insects around us. We usually will find ways to repel them. However, they are still beings that we should treat them the same as other beings. When we have surplus of food, we can recite mantras on them and feed leave the food out to feed the insects.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/stories-from-a-chela-blessing-the-animal-realm
  • nicholas
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 04:04 PM
    When most people think of Bigfoot or the Yeti, they usually think of the snowy Himalayas or the dense forests of America. However, Bigfoot can be found all over the world. Most recently, there is possible evidence of Bigfoot existing in the beautiful and lush country of Malaysia, where I live!

    Residents of urban Puchong, Kuala Lumpur have found four huge and unexplainable footprints. Similar in shape to the human footprint, they have been described as an “unnatural occurrence”. I wonder if these footprints will be examined by experts, because Bigfoot footprints are very distinct and unique, not to mention huge. In fact, I have previously blogged about Bigfoot footprints in relation to dermal ridges.

    Read more about Bigfoot Spotted in Puchong at http://bit.ly/2rs2GOI
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Dec 8. 2019 02:45 PM
    It is quite common to hear sightings of ghosts in tunnels. Tunnels are usually damp and the sunlight can’t reach inside. There is no air circulation, therefore the negative energy can remain in tunnels for a long time. When we drive through tunnels and feel uncomfortable, we can recite some mantras to calm our minds and protect ourselves. Dorje Shugden mantra will be a good one to learn up for protection like this:
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/creepy-tunnels-2.html
  • Pastor Lanse
    Sunday, Dec 8. 2019 01:38 PM
    Choyang Dulzin Kuten Lama was a respected oracle of two enlightened Dharma Protectors – Dorje Shugden and Setrap. Coming from humble beginnings, Choyang Kuten Lama experienced his first trance when he was seventeen years old. Under the care and guidance of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, he became a renowned oracle who contributed greatly to his countrymen during the most trying time in Tibet’s history.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-selfless-dorje-shugden-oracle.html
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:34 PM
    Do you know anyone who is constantly engaged in excessive, unreasonable and repetitive behaviour such as cleaning, hand-washing, or rearranging? If you do, that person is most likely suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

    OCD is characterised by irrational fear or obsession that triggers repetitive actions. Many people suffering from OCD are aware that their actions are illogical, but when they try to ignore the urge to perform a particular action, their anxiety increases until they eventually give in to their compulsion.

    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, OCD affects 1% of the adult population in the United States alone. OCD does not discriminate and can affect anyone regardless of race, gender or age. It has great implications on a person’s quality of life and can affect their emotional health, education, career and even their social and personal life as their obsessions can result in hours of repetitive ritualistic behaviour, thus preventing them from doing other things.

    Understand more about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at http://bit.ly/33ZRciF
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:25 PM
    Gyenze, otherwise known as Ratna Shugden, is one of the five main emanations of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. This particular emanation is Dorje Shugden manifesting in an increasing form. When sincere practitioners propitiate Gyenze, we invoke his blessings to increase outer and inner wealth, health, and spiritual merits.

    With this in mind, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche envisioned and built a chapel specifically dedicated to Gyenze and his beneficial energies. Located at the front of Kechara Forest Retreat, it has become a place of spiritual pilgrimage for many people of all backgrounds and Gyenze has manifested signs of fulfilling people’s wishes.

    As more and more people are seeing the benefits of praying to Gyenze, a new 5-foot statue was commissioned to be installed in the chapel. On November 3, 2017 the new statue of Gyenze arrived at Kechara Forest Retreat. Auspiciously, it was the very same day that Kechara’s monthly Dorje Shugden puja was being held! Milk, incense and a silk khata were offered to welcome Gyenze as soon as the statue was unpacked.

    Read more of the 5-Foot Gyenze Statue Arrives in Kechara Forest Retreat at http://bit.ly/2YsfgK4
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:14 PM
    The claim that Dorje Shugden sends you to the three lower realms is used by the Tibetan leadership to worry their community into giving up the Dorje Shugden practice because now, it negatively affects your rebirth. According to the Tibetan leadership, they are banning the practice because they do not want people to go to the three lower realms and take rebirth as spirits or worse. And this reasoning is further used by the Tibetan leadership to create a false sense of compassion, because it compels Tibetans to encourage one another to give up the practice. Why? Because you would not want your loved ones going to the three lower realms, would you?

    If Dorje Shugden practice sends you to the three lower realms, how come the Tibetan leadership keeps recognizing the reincarnations of lamas who engaged in the practice? Shouldn’t they be spirits or reborn in the hell realms, according to the Tibetan leadership? Some of these lamas passed away before the ban on Dorje Shugden began, which means they practiced Dorje Shugden until their last breath in their previous incarnations. They did not have the ‘chance’ to give up the practice. So shouldn’t these lamas have taken rebirth in the three lower realms? And if they took rebirths as animals, spirits or hell beings, who are the individuals being recognized as their reincarnations?

    How come the Tibetan leadership has their own candidate for Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s reincarnation? The previous Domo Geshe Rinpoche was a huge and prominent Dorje Shugden practitioner and he passed away still practicing Dorje Shugden. Since he never gave up this practice of so-called ‘spirit worship’ and supposedly ‘broke’ his vows right until the end of his life, how come he did not take rebirth in the three lower realms as the Tibetan leadership said he would? Even more ironically, why did they recognize a candidate for his reincarnation instead?

    Another major example is His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang, the Junior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang practiced Dorje Shugden, again till the end of his life, and never gave up the practice. According to the Tibetan leadership, this means that the Dalai Lama’s own tutor died a spirit worshipper and therefore, according their basis for banning the practice, Trijang Rinpoche should have taken rebirth in the three lower realms. So why then is the Dalai Lama himself recognizing the reincarnation of his teacher, Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche?

    Check out the truth of Dorje Shugden People Do Not Go to the Three Lower Realms at http://bit.ly/2OVIIVo
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:03 PM
    The divine and enlightened beings can manifest in whatever form suits the needs of the people of that time and place in order to help them. They are truly compassionate in that way, and show their immense spiritual ability to be able to do so. The emanation of Lord Manjushri, the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is no different. It is with that in mind that I envisioned commissioning different forms of Dorje Shugden painted and drawn in different cultural styles to better suit the temperaments of practitioners the world over.

    The usual style that Dorje Shugden is depicted is very Tibetan, but even within his holy entourage there are differences of culture and variation across different countries. For example, the 10 Youthful and Wrathful Attendants, warrior emanations of Dorje Shugden who help avert both inner and outer obstacles, appear in different forms. They take on the physical appearance of Tibetan, Mongolian, Chinese, Kashmiri, Indian and Nepali warriors. This clearly shows that as an enlightened being, Dorje Shugden is above and beyond cultural differences, or location-based variations, etc. He transcends all of that but will emanate in forms that appeal the most to the practitioner. The more styles there are, the more wider the appeal will be. My hope is that many will be blessed by Dorje Shugden and enter his practice and be protected.

    H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche recently commissioned very special images of Dorje Shugden in Indian style, Fauvistic style, Byzantine style, Malaysian style, Chinese style, New Age style and Japanese anime style. And there are many more to come. Do check back here every few weeks as there are more different styles of Dorje Shugden art and will add here in time.

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Kids camp 2019 - Dinner time. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Dinner time. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids camp 2019 - Coaches and participants are all very excited. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Kids camp 2019 - Coaches and participants are all very excited. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids camp 2019 - Handmade vegetarian meatball. Yummy. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Kids camp 2019 - Handmade vegetarian meatball. Yummy. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids camp 2019 - Stack up game
yesterday
Kids camp 2019 - Stack up game
Kids camp 2019 - Stack up game
yesterday
Kids camp 2019 - Stack up game
KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 weeks ago
KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
3 weeks ago
Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
3 weeks ago
Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
3 weeks ago
The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
3 weeks ago
Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
3 weeks ago
Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
4 weeks ago
Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
4 weeks ago
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
4 weeks ago
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
4 weeks ago
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
4 weeks ago
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
4 weeks ago
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
4 weeks ago
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
4 weeks ago
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 month ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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