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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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 28. 2020 03:52 PM
    Inspiring ……. Sikkimese Lama who played an important part in Tibetan Buddhism. Kazi Dawa Samdup a former school headmaster was best known as one of the first translators of important works of Tibetan Buddhism . Translating Tibetan texts into the English language and was a pioneer central to the transmission of Buddhism in the West. During his lifetime, he had acted as the interpreter to well-known people due to his proficiency in the English and Tibetan languages. He did served kings, lamas, politicians, and explorers as well. His translation of Tibetan Buddhist texts have been reprinted a number of times and even translated into many languages. Although he passed away many years ago yet his legacy continues to live on.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing of a GREAT Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/people/kazi-dawa-samdup-the-pioneer-translator-of-tibetan-buddhist-texts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 28. 2020 03:50 PM
    When any object is huge, naturally it will huge in the power in every situation, and will make a difference . Hundreds of millions of people practice Buddhism worldwide, so it won’t be surprise that some of the largest and most impressive huge statues to any faith are found throughout Asia and across the globe. Having all these huge objects are actually manifestations of compassion to assist us in the accumulation of merit and the purification of negative karma.Merely by seeing huge statues or grotto will plant the seeds of enlightenment in the visitors their mind.
    Now 500 mantra stones engraved with Dorje Shugden’s sacred mantra have been placed at the grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat. Through the kindness of our Lama HE the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, we have place a place called home to many. Rinpoche has conceived of this area where the huge grotto with Dorje Shugde ‘s sacred mantra stones be placed to benefit all sentient beings. With Rinpoche ‘s explanation we need to purify our negative karma to suit our current karma-bound situation. We could do candles and incense offerings and even circumambulate around the 500 mantra stones as well. Interesting teachings for us to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the profound teachings and explanations of purification .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigger-and-more-buddha-statues-makes-a-difference.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Feb 28. 2020 03:25 PM
    What an amazing discovery by a Indonesian man who has a dream of a bluish-red dragon diving into a old well at Brahu Temple, sub-district of East Java Province.. It then lead him to the discovery of a White Tara statue , coins, and golden stones dated back in 1293-1500 CE.

    It goes to show that the power of the long gone enlightened ones are still alive and we are not abandoned.Thank you for this interesting post and sharing with us the legends and profound teachings about Tara .


    https://bit.ly/388xi7g
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Feb 28. 2020 01:26 PM
    Thank you for the great information about acupuncture. Knowing this popular Chinese healing therapy using needles into a person body to relief pain and make a person feel better. A effective and powerful way for some who prefer traditional medication. I had learned that this treatment is believed to create energy balances and to remove negative blockages from the body.

    I do have friends who often visit an acupuncturist for their muscle aches and pains. I have seen improvements in their health conditions. To me, I always support traditional medications and I do believe that this treatment had cured many chronic illnesses.

    Thanks for the sharing, hope this article will help to clear thoughts for some who is seeking to visit one.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 03:50 PM
    In general jealousy seems to be bad for any relationships. It’s a feeling of resentment against someone, feeling of insecurity and conflict. It’s human nature. It’s natural to feel jealous from time to time. Well it becomes problematic when we act out in jealousy. Everything happen for a reason, some people have been doing well , wealthy and some do not , all these are our past karma. We should not feel jealous but rejoice for them. We should try self-confidence letting go the situation. Jealousy can be harmful as it will hijack our mind, ruin our relationships, destroy our family, and some extreme cases such stealing or killing as well . At times jealousy becomes lethal, as do domestic fights, and ends up killing others or themselves.
    To avoid jealousy we should accept and begin to appreciate who and what we are. Always rejoice to others and take them as an inspiration example. We should think less about ourselves, and more about others. Learning Dharma , practicing Dharma and putting into action , our jealousy will disappear. It’s the best choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/question-on-jealousy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 03:48 PM
    What a wonderful way going on a holy pilgrimage, and serving a Great Lama. Khensur Rinpoche who is a good friend of our Lama for 27 years. Rinpoche had known Khensur Rinpoche since Rinpoche time in India. Khensur Rinpoche had spent his whole life living in the monastic community teaching. Kensur Rinpoche had established Shar Gaden Monastery where the practice of Dorje Shugden and lineage is protected and preserved.
    Looking at all the pictures tells us a thousand words, how the team lead by Su Ming and team serving a Great Lama Khensur Rinpoche and Gen Wangyal. Such as taking them to see the doctor for medical check-up having all the necessary tests done, to see the dentist as well as checking their eyes and so forth . Well done Su Ming and team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing which will inspire us to go all the up serving monks.
    In a way to show , gratitude to them how we appreciate their present .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/whats-a-meaningful-pilgrimage.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 02:44 PM
    Great and clear explanation for us to understand as well as to increase our knowledge of why bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference in our lives. Big statues have been always been regarded as big blessings for the area around it and also the sentient beings that live around that area.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat have many holy outdoor statue to create cause for people come to pilgrimage, embucirculate around the statue will help those have heavy body karma.Thank you very much for this article.


    https://bit.ly/386stv0

  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:48 PM
    Many countries around the world have looking and working with China. They realised being friendly with China is a wise choice for the benefits for the growth of their country. China has become world largest economy country. For Tibet befriending China in long term will benefits both countries. Time had changed with Tibet having workshops with the Chinese is a good sign improving their relationship after all these years . People have their right and freedom to choose what they practice. Practicing Dorje Shugden is nothing to do with China. Every one of us have the right and freedom to choose what we want to practice. HH Dalai Lama is looking forward to return to Tibet one day. It only can be happen if the Tibetan leadership, letting go of the past and have more dialogues and meetings with the Chinese government in future. And solving all the political problems and lifting Dorje Shugden’s ban once for all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:45 PM
    It is heart breaking, reading this article again, what Pastor Jean Ai had gone through and experience. Yet with strong determination all those abuses and attack by people whom she do not know, she did continue with her practice. Could not imagine how ungrateful the Tibetan Leadership treated the sponsor. Without the funds, sponsorship, monasteries and Dharma institutions would not able to survive for sure. Kechara organisation, and many others kind sponsors had sponsored millions to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of India. Not only that sponsoring of monk robes, books , statues , painting and jewelleries to name a few. Even changing the flooring of the monastery as well. Can imagine those sponsors go all the way to send them all those stuffs. And have raised so much sponsorship for them and had donated yearly in fact or when they asked for. And now none of them are allowed to go to the monasteries any more . All because they had practised Dorje Shugden’s practice. Countless other lamas and Shugden practitioners had raised funds for the monasteries too and they too were not allowed to have connection with. Sad ….there is no religious freedom at all. By now after decades , I do hope the Tibetan Leadership will lift the ban on Dorje Shugden for a better peaceful communities. May more read this post for a better understanding of what happening in the Tibetan Leadership and those in exile living in India.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for speaking up for the Tibetan people and for those Dorje Shugden practitioners .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:21 PM
    Different people have different reasons for wanting to become ordained. Sometimes I do wonder if unless the reasons are right, one should not get ordained but on the other hand I think maybe one should take the leap of faith even if the reasons are not entire “correct”.

    Modern people becoming ordained is tougher than in Buddha’s time, there are much inner and outer battle they need to overcome. May those who have the thought arise to be ordained, have more determination to make it happen. Thank you very much,for sharing this mind-changing article with all of us.

    https://bit.ly/2TeCHnH
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:55 PM
    With their expertise a radiant energy scientist, a sound healer, an energy healer and a music composer, coming together to explore knowledge of cold energy . Li Kim and team going to haunted houses to experiment the energy. The haunted house they went looks scary. Joining them is also a Taoist master, finally concluded the presence of supernatural beings, as their findings found that the energy are dark and cold. As the unseen beings do no harm, they decided to do Taoist prayers and combined healing of sound, energy before leaving the area. I do believe those unseen beings do exist. Glad to learn that sound can heal the environment and souls. . Sound wonderful .
    Thank you, Li Kim and team for this sharing.this knowledge.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/ghosts-and-hauntings/the-sound-of-light.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:32 PM
    It is not surprised that many huge Buddha statues were built in many parts of the world both of a religious and secular nature.The bigger the Buddha statues will definitely beneficial to the surrounding area with positive energies, calming the area of wars and natural disasters .

    In Malaysia we have huge statue of Lord Murugan of Batu Caves and Kuan Yin Statue at Kek Lok Si in Penang.Thank you very much for the wonderful sharing with beautiful pictures of World Largest Statues.

    https://bit.ly/2uxPmtO
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:36 PM
    In Dharma, we learned that everything is impermanent, good thing will never last forever, that’s why we should not be attached to it as when it was gone, we will suffer tremendously, and a good news is, bad things never lasts.
    Life is a journey filled with opportunities, hardships, heartaches and its test for our courage. There is always a reason of our existence in this life.Thank you very much for this good article.

    https://bit.ly/37PSlv3
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. I believe that everything happens for a reason ,and there is a reason behind everything. That’s why Rinpoche asked to think carefully and consider certain things. Due to Rinpoche’s clairvoyance, Rinpoche knew the consequent. Rinpoche wanted us to learn to be responsible for our decisions that is beneficial to all and not jumping into anything blindly. And that is how I pray to what I want to come to be published.
    Glad to know some knowledge of Mount Shasta which I have not heard before being one of the world’s preeminent sacred mountains.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this wonderful sharing with important explanations, some knowledge to learn and guidelines for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/growing-up-with-rinpoche-mount-shasta-and-our-first-dorje-shugden-post.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    It won’t be supress Rinpoche felt more Indian as Rinpoche have been staying in India long enough. His early life spent in the monastery in India, serving his teachers and the monastic community, has taught Rinpoche cooking more Indian foods than western foods. Even all these years in Malaysia, Rinpoche preferred Indian cuisine which is rich in spices and masala such as dhal, paneer tikka, aloo mattar and paneer butter masala. Rinpoche will go all the way his students to serve Indian food to visiting Sangha so they would get a taste of home. Glad to know more of Rinpoche through this article. With Rinpoche explanation of how he felt and inherent in the Indian tradition culture, traditional spiritual practice and devotion to a spiritual teacher. All these points that Rinpoche was more Indian as what Rinpoche felt and having a strong connection with it.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-rinpoche-felt-he-was-more-indian

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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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.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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8 months ago
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
9 months ago
This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

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
9 months ago
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
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-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 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
10 months ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
10 months ago
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
10 months ago
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
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
1 month ago
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
1 month ago
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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