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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    Manjushri, whose name means ‘Gentle Glory’ or ‘Sweet Splendor’ in Sanskrit; ‘Wen Shu Shi Li’ (文殊师利)in Chinese; ‘Monju Bosatsu’ in Japanese; ‘Moosoo Posal’ in Korean; ‘Jampel-yang’ in Tibetan) is one of the most important Bodhisattvas in the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions.

    Manjushri is also known as ‘Manjugosha’ (the Gentle-Voiced One); ‘manju’ refers to how the continuum of his life has been rendered ‘gentle’ by his grasp of transcendental wisdom, and ‘gosha’ refers to his perfect ability to communicate the Dharma verbally and in written form, in which he destroys illusions, delusions and ignorance that keep all sentient beings within samsara.

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    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 09:56 PM
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing the importance of making offering to Buddha. Many would not put priority on making offering on the altar as preference is always spending the money for ourselves. But we didn’t realise that making offering is directly helping us in our spiritual path and we would be able to generate merits through this process. We should always remind ourselves not to be stingy in making offering but be very generous instead.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-shopping-for-the-buddhas
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 08:43 PM
    A revelational read about the ugly politics of Potala. Contrary to the general belief of the untouchable holy status of the Dalai Lamas; they were frail and disposable, especially during their younger years. Based on records, it seemed that during those centuries, it was obvious that if the Dalai Lamas succumbed to the control of the upper few like the Regent and the serf lords, he would live long and prosper. If he had a mind of his own or had ideas to reform, then he would be eliminated. Imagine, if the holiest of the holy had not to exchange his free will for survivor and acceptance by the upper few, leave alone the life of others and the commoners. Thank you for this article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/power-struggle-at-dalai-lamas-potala-palace-tibet.html#comments
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    We have to always observe our mind, don’t let our anger eats us up. We are always kind to people we love but we cannot give the same kindness to people who are not related to us or who we don’t like. In order to cultivate kindness, we have to learn to be kind to everyone, regardless if they are kind to us or related to us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/do-you-want-to-hear-the-truth.html
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    The Buddhist influence was first introduced by the traders and missionaries from Eastern India who travelled to this region via the ancient maritime Silk Road or Silk Route, a route that spanned from China to the Mediteranian Sea and was central to trading and cultural interaction. Over the centuries, for 2,000 years, the traders and missionaries who travelled along the Silk Road played a strategic role in the dissemination of religious beliefs across Eurasia. The traders often built shrines and temples of their own faith during their travels in order to worship their own gods.

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    Throughout this nine-day festival, adherents observe a strict vegetarian diet, meditate, study scriptures, interact with fellow vegetarians, and make donations to the temples to show their devotion to the gods. During this festival, many hawkers and vendors set up stalls around the town to sell food and prayer supplies. Many devotees also take this opportunity to donate to various rituals and ceremonies in order to maintain luck, to dispel bad luck, and to show appreciation for the good luck they received in the previous year.

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    The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO as it is one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in Sri Lanka, a reputable testimony to the greatness of its first rulers. In 1982, Duran Duran filmed their ‘Save a Prayer’ music video amongst the beautiful scenery there.

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    Brief Garden is a delight for those who love nature. When visitors walk into the garden, they will be able to enjoy the jungle feel of the garden and its unique sculptures. The house on the estate is cosy and comfortable. Bevis Bawa built the premise with care and the intention to make it his retirement home.

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    Brief Garden is a hidden paradise in Kalawila Village, located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) from the resort town of Bentota in Sri Lanka. The garden and the house on the estate was the residence of the famous architect and landscape designer, Bevis William Frederick Bawa (Bevis Bawa) (1909 – 1992). Bevis Bawa was also a military officer by profession, and he served as the personal secretary (Aide-de-camp) to four Governors of Ceylon (the present day Sri Lanka) during the British colonial era.

    Brief Garden is a delight for those who love nature. When visitors walk into the garden, they will be able to enjoy the jungle feel of the garden and its unique sculptures. The house on the estate is cosy and comfortable. Bevis Bawa built the premise with care and the intention to make it his retirement home.

    Read more at bit.ly/2mtatsM
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    Malaysian weddings are diverse, unique and colourful affairs, as is to be expected in a country that is a melting pot of cultures and faiths. Generally speaking, wedding customs in Malaysia are determined based on the couple’s race, religion or both. As a large percentage of Malaysians are Malays, and given that Malaysia’s constitution provides that all Malays are to be Muslims, Malay weddings are typically steeped in Malay traditions and solemnised according to the tenets of Islam.

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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 11:14 AM
    How we feel should not be affected by what others say about us. Everyone has a different expectation and perception of things. Their comments on us are purely based on their perception, it may be true and it may not be true.

    Our motivation might be misunderstood, but it should not matter. At the end of the day, we create our own karma. If we react to negative comments with negative emotion and behaviours, we are the one who lose out. We should always remember what the 8 verses of mind transformation say, give the victory to others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-thought-2.html
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    Friday, Sep 20. 2019 05:00 PM
    Hokkaido such a wonderful place to visit and good place to worth the money spent.It is famous for the volcanoes,natural hot spring and snow fields that dot its spot.Hokkaido is well known for its variety of fresh seafood and agriculture .

    Yearly millions of people local as well abroad visited Hokkaido because of its beauty Thank you very much for the amazing article about beautiful Hokkaido.

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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Sep 20. 2019 04:55 PM
    Each person has a dream house that continues to remain on his mind as long as he lives. Places we spend our life is very significant because our moods are affected by the design and the location., if we live in a place close to the serenity of nature, our minds, bodies and spirits will be filled with positive energies.

    I believe my dream house should have the characteristics that represent my spiritual world and personality with its location as well as its inner and outer design. For that, the location of my dream house is very important and the surroundings and the position of a house should be carefully considered. I’ve always been fascinated by rivers and the sound of the birds in the mornings.

    I think this will lead us to a healthier all around because of healthy food intake, will inspires us have good home cook food, more active lifestyle and being able to do outdoor activities and sports.

    The loved the wonderful article and had a good imagination of my dream house. Thank you for the sharing Tsem Rinpoche.
  • nicholas
    Friday, Sep 20. 2019 03:52 PM
    Christianity has long associated animal-headed divinities with pagan religions. Consequently, these divinities are denounced and declared as anti-Christ or as manifestations of the devil. Certain Christians quote passages of the Bible that refer to God’s displeasure at the worship of a bull-headed pagan god to validate their viewpoint. However, if one were to delve deeper into the Bible and Christian theological doctrine, one would actually discover saints and angels with animal faces as well.

    An example of a divine being with an animal face in Christianity is St. Christopher. A “saint”, also known as a “hallow” which is an older term, refers to a Christian with an exceptional degree of holiness that is often described to be closest in likeness to God. This term also retains its original meaning, which is that the saint is a believer ‘in Christ’ and is a receptacle in which Christ abides, whether here on earth or up in heaven.

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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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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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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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!!!
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This is pretty amazing! 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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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
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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
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
5 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
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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
5 months ago
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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Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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