The First Purchok, Ngawang Jampa

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The First Purchok, Ngawang Jampa. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

The First Purchok, Ngawang Jampa. Image credit: himalayanart.org. Click on image to enlarge.

b.1682 – d.1762

Incarnations: Purchok ཕུར་ལྕོག།
Tradition: Geluk དགེ་ལུགས།
Geography: Chamdo County ཆབ་མདོ་རྫོང།
Historical Period: 17th Century ༡༧ དུས་རབས། / 18th Century ༡༨ དུས་རབས།
Institution: Sera Monastery སེ་ར།; Chamdo Jampa Ling ཆབ་མདོ་བྱམས་པ་གླིང།; Purbuchok ཕུར་བུ་ལྕོག།
Name Variants: Demchok Sung བདེ་མཆོག་སྲུང།; Ngawang Jampa ངག་དབང་བྱམས་པ།; Purbuchok Ngawang Jampa ཕུར་བུ་ལྕོག་ངག་དབང་བྱམས་པ།; Purchok Ngawang Jampa ཕུར་ལྕོག་ངག་དབང་བྱནས་པ།

The First Purchok, Ngawang Jampa (phur lcog 01 ngag dbang byams pa) was born in Chamdo (chab mdo), Kham in 1682, the water-dog year of eleventh sexagenary cycle. His father was called Anu Pakpa (a nu ‘phags pa) and his mother was named Tashi Tso (bkra shis ‘tsho). Ngawang Jampa was called Demchok Sung (bde mchog srung) during his childhood. He learned reading and writing, and also memorization of prayer texts at the age of seven.

He was given his pre-novice and novice vows at the age of thirteen by the Fifth Pakpa Lha, Pakpa Gyelwa Gyatso (‘phags pa rgyal ba rgya mtsho, 1644-1713), who gave him the name Ngawang Jampa and later granted empowerments on Yamantaka etc. He was trained and given his primary education in the Namdol College of Chamdo Jampa Ling Monastery (chab mdo rnam dol grwa tshang) under the guidance of the Fifth Pakpa Lha. In addition to the general course of studies, he also learned various rituals, religious dance and music (gar ‘cham dbyangs rol) in the Jampa Ling tradition.

At the age of fifteen he travelled to Lhasa for further studies and matriculated in the Sera Je College of Sera Monastic University near Lhasa. He began his study with the texts on logic and other dialectical topics under the tutorship of Lama Ngawang Gyatso (bla ma ngag dbang rgya mtsho), and then the four major texts on the course of Kazhipa (dka’ bzhi pa) curriculum: Abhisamayalamkara, Madhyamaka, Vinaya, and Abhidharmakosa, and received the title of Geshe Kazhipa. (Kazhipa is a title or degree awarded to those who have completed their studies in only the above four major subjects and fulfilled the requirements of an examination on the subjects.)

Palden Lhamo. Click on image to enlarge.

Palden Lhamo. Click on image to enlarge.

At the age of twenty-three Ngawang Jampa visited Tashilhunpo, the seat of the Panchen Lamas, and received full ordination and teachings from the Fifth Panchen Lama, Lobzang Yeshe (paN chen bla ma 05 blo bzang ye shes, 1663-1737). He then studied with Drubkhang Gelek Gyatso (sgrub khang dge legs rgya mtsho, 1641-1713) who later became his principal tutor and received detailed teachings on Lamrim, Lojong Dondunma (blo sbyong don bdun ma), Guru Yoga (bla ma’i rnal ‘byor), the Three Principle Paths (lam gtso rnam gsum), and Ganden Mahamudra (dga’ ldan phyag chen) and many more. Gelek Gyatso also initiated Ngawang Jampa into the practice of Pelden Lhamo (dpal ldan lha mo) and also granted empowerment and esoteric instructions on Yamantaka tantra. The Forty-ninth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Dargye (dga’ ldan khri pa 49 blo bzang dar rgyas, d.u; tenure: 1708-1715) also granted him empowerments on many tantric deities including Vajramala and Yamantaka. Ngawang Jampa studied with numerous other lamas, including Drubkhang Zhogpa Donyo Khedrub (grub khang zhogs pa don yod mkhas grub, 1671-1737), Jampel Dewai Dorje (‘jam dpal bde ba’i rdo rje, d.u.), Lama Sonam Zangpo (bla ma bsod nams bzang po, d.u.) and Ngawang Chokden (ngag dbang mchog ldan, d.u.), the abbot of Lower Tantric College with whom he exchanged many teachings.

In the first years of the eighteenth century Ngawang Jampa settled in a cave on a small ridge called Purchok Ri (phur lcog ri), or “Kila Pinnacle Mountain,” that his teacher Gelek Gyatso had developed purportedly based on a dream he had in which Tonnyon Samdrub, (thod smyon bsam grub, d.u.), a grandson of Machik Labdron (ma cig lab sgron, 1055-1149), instructed him to build a house there. With ­­­Gelek Gyatso preparing to enter retreat on the site, buildings were quickly set up around the cave, and a hermitage thus established, named Purchok (phur bu chog) or Purchok (phur bu lcog). Monks came from Gelek Gyatso’s own hermitage, Sera Utse (se ra dbu rtse) for teachings on bodhicitta and the consecration ceremony.

Statue of the first Purchok at Sera. Image credit: Treasury of Lives. Click to enlarge.

A statue of the first Purchok, Ngawang Jampa at Sera. Image credit: Treasury of Lives. Click to enlarge.

Gelek Gyatso continued to oversee subsequent development of the site, and Ngawang Jampa, despite being by then an accomplished scholar, worked with the other monks in construction work. The Panchen Lama later composed the constitution (bca’ yig) for the hermitage, and Gelek Gyatso, announcing that the site was in fact the palace of Cakrasamvara, advised Ngawang Jampa to institute the practices of that deity. Gelek Gyatso also initiated Ngawang Jampa in the practice of the Six-Arm Mahakala short before his nirvana.

Over the next five decades Ngawang Jampa worked to develop the hermitage that gave him the name under which he is best known – Purchok or Purbuchok. In 1733, with the patronage of Polhane Sonam Topgye (pho lha nas bsod nams stobs rgyas, 1689-1747) who ruled Tibet for twenty years in the middle of the eighteenth century, he built a large courtyard and assembly hall. Later patrons of the hermitage and Ngawang Jampa included the Seventh Dalai Lama, Kelzang Gyatso (ta la’i bla ma 07 skal bzang rgya mtsho, 1708-1757) and a prominent Lhasa family named Padrong Shakpa (dpa’ grong shag pa), which sponsored a renovation in 1735 and an expansion of the assembly hall in 1742.

When not in residence at Purbuchok, Ngawang Jampa travelled widely and visited many monasteries in Kham and U-Tsang including Chamdo Jampa Ling (chab mdo byams pa gling), Tashilhunpo in Tsang, Nartang (snar thang), Lhaden Gyukhang (lha ldan rgyud khang), Nyetang (snye thang) and many others.

purchok-I-in-his-cave

Ngawang Jampa first taught in 1714; in 1717 he gave a detailed commentarial teaching on Lamrim for about a month from the eighth of the third month to the seventh of the fourth month of the Tibetan year, a schedule he followed in subsequent years. Following the Lamrim teachings he would give the boddhicitta offering-prayer on the eighth of the fourth month, open teachings for three days from the ninth to the twelfth, either initiation or empowerment on Avalokitesvara on the thirteenth, Fasting on the fourteenth and fifteenth, and then from eighteenth or nineteenth, restricted teaching on Yamantaka, Cakrasamvara, Guhyasamaja. For the Autumn session, he gave teachings on other versions of Lamrim for about two weeks from the eighteenth to the new moon day of the eighth Tibetan Month. Thus this schedule became regular for every year until he reached to the age of eighty except during his visit to Chamdo, Reting, and Tsang that accounted a few years.

Jetsun Ngawang Jampa was always closely in touch with the Fifth Panchen Lama and the Seventh Dalai Lama whom he visited frequently and made mandala offerings, and they often ate together. The Dalai Lama also discussed many crucial points of philosophy as well as practice on sutra and tantra with Purchok. The Dalai Lama also provided an annual supply of tsampa.

He is counted as the fifty-third lineage holder of the Lamrim line and the seventeenth in the line of lamas of the close lineage of Mahamudra that Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (rje tsong kha pa blo bzang grags pa, 1357-1419) is said to have received from Manjusri.

He sponsored a richly built temple in Sera Monastery and also few times printing of the complete set of Kangyur edition. He also made abundant offerings annually during the annual prayer-festival, and also to the monasteries including the four main seats of Geluk learning.

Ngawang Jampa transmitted Lamrim to numerous disciples such as Longdol Lama Ngawang Lobzang (klong rdol bla ma ngag dbang blo bzang, 1719-1794). Among other important disciples were the Eighth Dalai Lama, Gyelwa Jampel Gyatso (rgyal ba ‘jam dpal rya tsho, 1758–c.1804); the Sixth Panchen Lama, Lobzang Pelden Yeshe (paN chen bla ma 03 blo bzang dpal ldan ye shes, 1738-1780); the Seventh Demo Rinpoche, Ngawang Jampel Delek Gyatso, who was the first Regent of Tibet (rgyal tshab de mo rin po che sku khreng 07, ngag dbang ‘jam dpal bde legs rgya mtsho, d.1777); the Sixth Pakpa Lha, Jigme Tenpai Gyatso (‘phags pa lha 06 ‘phags pa ‘jigs med bstan pa’i rgya mtsho, 1714-1754); the Fourth Zhiwa Lha, Pakpa Gelek Gyeltsen (zhi ba lha 04 ‘phags pa dge legs rgyal mtshan, 1720-1799); the Sixth Chakra, Ngawang Trinle Pelzang (lcags ra 06 ngag dbang ‘phrin las dpal bzang, 1730-1794); Tsechoklingpa Yongdzin Yeshe Gyeltsen (tshe mchog gling pa yongs ‘dzin ye shes rgyal mtshan, 1713-1793); the Second Jamyang Zheba, Konchok Jigme Wangpo (‘jam dbyangs bzhad pa 02 dkon mchog ‘jigs med dbang po, 1728-1791); the Third Tubkwan, Lobzang Chokyi Nyima (thu’u bkwan 03 blo bzang chos kyi nyi ma, 1737-1802); the Third Changkya, Rolpai Dorje (lcang skya 03 rol pa’i rdo rje, 1717-1786); the Second Kondor Tulku, Lobzang Wangchuk (dkon rdor sprul sku 02 blo bzang dbang phyug, 1789-1758); the Sixty-seventh Ganden Tripa, Jamyang Monlam (dga’ ldan khri 62 ‘jam dbyang smon lam, 1729-1798); and Arik Geshe Jampa Ozer (a rig dge bshes byams pa ‘od zer, 1728-1803).

A thangka of Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

The works of Purchok Ngawang Jampa were collected into three volumes containing fifty two texts covering subjects such as answers and clarifications on certain objections on the crucial points of philosophy, Lamrim, Lojong, commentaries on certain important topics of sutra, sadhanas, rituals of mandala, yagsha, and generation and completion stage practice (bskyed rdzogs) of Guhyasamaja tantra, catalogues of holy objects, histories, and biographies. Several of his texts remain standard works in the Geluk geshe curricula. A passage in a gazetteer of the major Geluk monasteries in Lhasa that he composed in 1744, The History of Establishment of the Four Monastic Seats and the Upper and Lower Tantric Colleges (grwa sa chen po bzhi dang rgyud pa stod smad chags tshul pad dkar ‘phreng ba) is frequently cited in the controversy over Shugden (shugs ldan) worship:

“Nowadays, there are many people who consider themselves to be followers of Tsongkhapa, who wear the three robes of the fully ordained Buddhist monk, who go for refuge in a ghost. Certainly they will have to face the consequences of meeting with great misfortune (deng sang rjes ‘jug tu rlom nas / chos gos rnam gsum gyon te skyabs gnas ‘dre la ‘chol ba rnams la mi ‘dod pa thog tu ‘bab pa mang du ‘byung ba yin no).”

The “ghost” in this passage was understood by Ngawang Jampa’s students to refer to Shugden, a deity whose worship he elsewhere prohibited.

Purchok Ngawang Jampa passed into nirvana in 1762, at the age of eighty-one.

 

ཕུར་ལྕོག ༠༡ ངག་དབང་བྱམས་པ།

ངག་དབང་བྱམས་པ་ནི་པཎ་ཆེན་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་ལྔ་པ་དང་། འཕགས་པ་ལྷ་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་ལྔ་པ། སྒྲུབ་ཁང་དགེ་ལེགས་རྒྱ་མཚོ་སོགས་ཀྱི་བུ་སློབ་ཀྱི་ཐུ་བོ་དང་། ལམ་རིམ་བརྒྱུད་པའི་བླ་རབས་ང་གསུམ་པ་ཡིན། ཁོང་གིས་སྐུ་ཚེ་གང་བོར་སྒོམ་སྒྲུབ་དང་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་པར་རྒོལ་བའི་བཀའ་ཆོས་སོགས་ཀྱིས་མཚོན་པའི་ཕྱག་རྩོམ་སྣ་ཚོགས་རྩོམ་པར་གཞོལ་པར་མཛད།

 

Teachers

  • Drubkhang Gelek Gyatso སྒྲུབ་ཁང་དགེ་ལེགས་རྒྱ་མཚོ། b.1641 – d.1713
  • don yod mkhas grub དོན་ཡོད་མཁས་གྲུབ། b.1671 – d.1737
  • The Fifth Panchen Lama, Lobzang Yeshe པཎ་ཆེན་བླ་མ ༠༥ བློ་བཟང་ཡེ་ཤེས། b.1663 – d.1737
  • Khardo Zopa Gyatso མཁར་རྡོ་བཟོད་པ་རྒྱ་མཚོ། b.1672 – d.1749
  • The Fifth Pakpa Lha, Gyelwa Gyatso འཕགས་པ་ལྷ ༠༥ རྒྱལ་བ་རྒྱ་མཚོ། b.1644 – d.1713
  • ngag dbang rgya mtsho ངག་དབང་རྒྱ་མཚོ།
  • The Seventh Dalai Lama, Kelzang Gyatso ཏ་ལའི་བླ་མ ༠༧ སྐལ་བཟང་རྒྱ་མཚོ། b.1708 – d.1757
  • grags pa phun tshogs གྲགས་པ་ཕུན་ཚོགས།
  • chos skyong rgyal ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྒྱལ།
  • blo bzang rgyal mtshan བློ་བཟང་རྒྱལ་མཚན།
  • blo bzang chos ‘phel བློ་བཟང་ཆོས་འཕེལ།
  • bsod nams grags pa བསོད་ནམས་གྲགས་པ།
  • dge ‘dun don grub དགེ་འདུན་དོན་གྲུབ།
  • ‘jam dpal rgya mtsho འཇམ་དཔལ་རྒྱ་མཚོ།
  • blo bzang sbyin pa བློ་བཟང་སྦྱིན་པ།
  • The Forty-Ninth Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Dargye དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ ༤༩ བློ་བཟང་དར་རྒྱས། b.1662 – d.1723
  • The First Jamyang Zhepa, Jamyang Zhepai Dorje འཇམ་དབྱངས་བཞད་པ ༠༡ འཇམ་དབྱངས་བཞད་པའི་རྡོ་རྗེ། b.1648 – d.1721/1722

 

Students

  • ye shes rgyal mtshan ཡེ་ཤེས་རྒྱལ་མཚན། b.1713 – d.1793
  • Longdol Lama Ngawang Lobzang ཀློང་རྡོལ་བླ་མ་ངག་དབང་བློ་བཟང། b.1719 – d.1794
  • The Sixth Panchen Lama, dpal ldan ye shes པཎ་ཆེན་བླ་མ ༠༦ དཔལ་ལྡན་ཡེ་ཤེས། b.1738 – d.1780
  • The Second Jamyang Zhepa, Konchok Jigme Wangpo འཇམ་དབྱངས་བཞད་པ ༠༢ དཀོན་མཆོག་འཇིགས་མེད་དབང་པོ། b.1728 – d.1791
  • The Third Tukwan, Lobzang Chokyi Nyima ཐུའུ་བཀྭན ༠༣ བློ་བཟང་ཆོས་ཀྱི་ཉི་མ། b.1737 – d.1802
  • The Fifth On Gyelse, Kelzang Tubten Jigme འོན་རྒྱལ་སྲས ༠༥ སྐལ་བཟང་ཐུབ་བསྟན་འཇིགས་མེད་རྒྱ་མཚོ། b.1743 – d.1811
  • The Third Changkya, Rolpai Dorje ལྕང་སྐྱ ༠༣ རོལ་པའི་རྡོ་རྗེ། b.1717 – d.1786
  • Arik Geshe Jampa Gelek Gyeltsen ཨ་རིག་དགེ་བཤེས་བྱམས་པ་དགེ་ལེགས་རྒྱལ་མཚན། b.1728 – d.1803
  • ye shes dpal ‘byor ཡེ་ཤེས་དཔལ་འབྱོར། b.1714 – d.1783
  • The Fifth Lelung Jedrung, Lobzang Trinle སླེ་ལུང་རྗེ་དྲུང ༠༥ བཞད་པའི་རྡོ་རྗེ། b.1697 – d.1740
  • blo bzang chos grags བློ་བཟང་ཆོས་གྲགས།
  • blo bzang thugs rje བློ་བཟང་ཐུགས་རྗེ།
  • ye shes mtha’ yas ཡེ་ཤེས་མཐའ་ཡས།
  • The Fifty-Seventh Ganden Tripa, Samten Puntsok དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ ༥༧ བསམ་གཏན་ཕུན་ཚོགས། b.1703 – d.1770
  • The Sixty-Second Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Monlam དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ ༦༢ བློ་བཟང་སྨོན་ལམ། b.1729 – d.1798
  • byams pa dge legs rgyal mtshan ‘od zer བྱམས་པ་དགེ་ལེགས་རྒྱལ་མཚན་འོད་ཟེར། b.1728 – d.1803
  • bsod nams dbang rgyal བསོད་ནམས་དབང་རྒྱལ།
  • bstan pa rgya mtsho བསྟན་པ་རྒྱ་མཚོ། b.1738 – d.1780
  • The Second Kondor Tulku, Lobzang Wangchuk དཀོན་རྡོར་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ ༠༢ བློ་བཟང་དབང་ཕྱུག། b.1689 – d.1758
  • The First Nyendrak, Lobzang Nyendrak སྙན་གྲགས ༠༡ བློ་བཟང་སྙན་གྲགས། b.1718 – d.1800
  • skal bzang mthu stobs dpal ‘bar སྐལ་བཟང་མཐུ་སྟོབས་དཔལ་འབར། b.1747 – d.1796
  • The Sixth Pakpa Lha, Jigme Tenpai Gyatso འཕགས་པ་ལྷ ༠༦ འཇིགས་མེད་བསྟན་པའི་རྒྱ་མཚོ། b.1714 – d.1754
  • The Sixtieth Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Tenpa དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ ༦༠ བློ་བཟང་བསྟན་པ། b.1725 – d.1782
  • The Sixty-First Ganden Tripa, Ngawang Tsultrim དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ ༦༡ ངག་དབང་ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས། b.1721 – d.1791
  • blo bzang rgyal mtshan བློ་བཟང་རྒྱལ་མཚན། b.1700 – d.1785
  • Lobzang Chodar བློ་བཟང་ཆོས་དར། b.1732 – d.1812
  • The Second Manipa, Lobzang Khechok མ་ཎི་པ ༠༢ བློ་བཟང་མཁས་མཆོག། b.1719 – d.1791

 

Subsequent Incarnations

  • The Second Purchok, Lobzang Jampa ཕུར་ལྕོག ༠༢ བློ་བཟང་བྱམས་པ། b.1763 – d.1823/1865
  • The Third Purchok, Jampa Gyatso ཕུར་ལྕོག ༠༣ བྱམས་པ་རྒྱ་མཚོ། b.1825 – d.1901
  • The Fourth Purchok, thub bstan byams pa tshul khrims bstan ‘dzin ཕུར་ལྕོག ༠༤ ཐུབ་བསྟན་བྱམས་པ་ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་བསྟན་འཛིན།

 

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  • Byams pa chos grags. N.d. Chab mdo byams pa gling gi gdan rabs. Chamdo: Chab mdo par ‘debs bzo grwa par btab, pp. 428-436.
  • Cabezón, José Ignacio. 2006. The Hermitages of Sera. Charlottesville: The Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library, pp. 99-103.
  • Grags pa ‘byung gnas. 1992. Gangs can mkhas grub rim byon ming mdzod. Lanzhou: Kan su’u mi rigs dpe skrun khang, 827-28, 1056-1058, 1062-1063
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Source: Samten Chhosphel, “The First Purchok, Ngawang Jampa,” Treasury of Lives, accessed July 28, 2018, http://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Purchok-Ngawang-Jampa/2329.

 


 

Samten Chhosphel is an independent scholar with PhD from the Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS) at Sarnath, Varanasi, India. He has a Master’s degree in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College, Boston, MA. After serving as the In-charge of Publication Department of CUTS for 26 years, he immigrated to the United States in 2009 and is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor at the City University of New York, and Language Associate in Columbia University.

Published August 2010

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  1. Samfoonheei on Oct 2, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    The First Purchok, Ngawang Jampa was born in Kham. He was an intelligent boy , learned reading and writing, and could memorization of prayer texts at a young age. Later he was granted empowerments on Yamantaka and learned various , religious dance and music under the guidance of the Fifth Pakpa Lha. and many great teachers. He travelled to Lhasa for further studies and received the title of Geshe Kazhipa. He then visited Tashilhunpo, and received full ordination and teachings from the Fifth Panchen Lama, Lobzang Yeshe . Ngawang Jampa transmitted Lamrim to numerous disciples including the Eighth Dalai Lama, the Sixth Panchen Lama, and so forth. He did travelled extensively to many monasteries to give teachings. An interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for sharing with us this amazing town in Nepal. It is such a beautiful town with its ancient culture and its spiritual atmosphere. Places like this are beautiful because it is away from the city where materialism is at its peak. This town is also full of shops for spiritual shopping

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    Happiness is a state of mind, not how much we material possession we have accumulated. As we are chasing after a relationship, material possession, we tend to forget to take care of our mind. This is when people suffer from depression.

    We have to understand nothing is permanent, material possession cannot give us long-lasting happiness. Most of our problems are created by our mind. If we can control our mind, we can control how we feel and not suffer.

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    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a GREAT Lama and the teachings of the importance of meditating on death.

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    Thank you Pastor David for sharing your memorable account of your pilgrimage with your dad, Paul and his mother.

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    Monday, Aug 19. 2019 02:59 PM
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    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 11:04 PM
    Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche known as Milarepa

    As is clearly seen in Helmut Gassner’s account, two of the most influential and trailblazing Tibetan lamas who taught in the West both practised Dorje Shugden and held him in high regard. His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, was not only once the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery but was a well-known meditator, debator, tantric adept and teacher of thousands of monks and laypeople all over the world.

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    China is one of the most powerful countries in the world nowadays and many countries had chosen to be in China’s good books. It is only a matter of time where all the Tibetan government’s supporter will stop supporting them and be on China’s side.

    Let’s face it. The struggle for Tibet’s independence has been on-going for 60 years but there is no progress at all. Now, even His Holiness the Dalai Lama is telling the Tibetans to go for Umaylam instead of Rangzen. However, Umaylam requires their cooperation with the Chinese government.

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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
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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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
4 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.
4 months ago
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
4 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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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full 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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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
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We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
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Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
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Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
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We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
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