Taking Trances

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Oct 10, 2012

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

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Work has started with the huge tractors on KFR land

Dear friends,

Work of clearing the land at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) has started. The big tractors and other equipment have been at work since October 3rd, 2012. I went to take a look at the progress so far and it was totally exciting. The land looks bigger and longer after clearing of many undergrowths. I did a land blessing and land deity puja while I was there and also gave a talk. The talk was about people taking trances of various supernatural beings. The supernatural beings include benevolent spirits, devas, mountain gods, land gods, negative entities and superior Dharma protectors. I explained who takes trance, the procedure and what is required and what we should be careful of. I also explain the pitfalls and also why trances happen and to who. I explained about trances within the Tibetan tradition in more detail. I went into somewhat of a detail on the preparation required. As it grew dark we moved inside to continue the talk on our land. We have containers on our land. So we can stay overnight if necessary. I gave this talk on trance because I have been asked many questions on this subject for many years and decided to share some information I have learned from my teachers and observation. I hope this will benefit very much.

Taking trance is nothing new and not just in the east. In the West (Greece) the Delphi Oracle was famous for it’s accurate prophecies of the future. Leaders and famous people like Alexander the Great had consulted the Delphi Oracle regarding his conquests and movements. Famous Shamans, Medicine Men/Woman/Priests of South America, North America, Alaska, Siberia, Mongolia, Malaysia, Borneo, Europe and many in Africa up till today can channel or take trance of supernatural beings to help, bless or assist others in their lives. It is still commonly practiced. Some would call it real, some would call it a case of multiple personality or psychosis. I guess the truth is in the outcome. Some are real and some are psychosis.

Please do watch the video to learn more of trances and remember, the best ‘thing’ to enter you is compassion.

My good luck to everyone and good wishes,

Tsem Rinpoche

The talk on trances on our KFR land-October 8th, 2012

Newly cleared road on KFR land which we decided to explore

 

State Oracle of Tibet taking full trance to answer the questions of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 


 

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

Mo of Gyalchen Dorje Shugden (Click on the image to download the PDF)

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  1. Sahibinden Satılık Daire on Dec 19, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I like this teaching very much. It is a very interesting video. I personally don’t have much of an experience with oracles and have not much of knowledge about it. Just always hear people talking about taking trance. Now I understand more about it. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting video.

  2. Samfoonheei on Nov 20, 2016 at 2:13 am

    This interesting post..After watching the video and advice ,teaching from Rinpoche now i know better of trances.whats all about .
    None of Kecharian should be taking trance but to study Dharma ,study the Lamrim,take trance of compassion,loving,kindness and forgiveness.I will remember this advice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and your teachings.

  3. Anne Ong on Oct 6, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Full of knowledge and very interesting,informative video about taking trances.Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this topic with us _/\_

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  6. Boon on Dec 8, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this interesting and special taking trances teaching with us .After finished watching the teaching, it enables me to be more understand about the procedures of taking trances, oracle training, the differences between chanelling and taking trances etc. Once again thank you very much Rinpoche for your kindness to sharing this teaching with us!

  7. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Dealing with supernatural beings is not for the faint hearted. We would be wise to stick to practices and deities that we are absolutely sure we cannot go wrong or expose us to harm.

  8. Erickksiow on Dec 5, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Was always fascinated in taking trance topic when i first saw Taoism deities in human body. ( It was 10 years back ), always has a discussion with friends, what is going on.. Why like that, what deities inside human body and etc..

    After read about the topic ( Protector ) taking trance in Tibetan Buddhism, explained by Rinpoche, it’s make my self more clear and understand what is going on.

    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche. ( Much appreciated )

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  9. Wylfred Ng on Dec 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    虽然灵媒或是跳童在马来西亚的华人社会是非常普遍的, 不过在藏传佛教里面有神谕倒是我进入克切拉过后才知道的。

    我本人没有看过所谓的跳童, 就只是知道是神明之类的。

    不过身为一位佛教徒, 我们不可以皈依世间神, 所以我们还是不要接触跳童为妙。

    谢谢仁波切的分享。

  10. Wendy Loh on Dec 3, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche. It is very easy for a person to fake a trance and take advantage of others. Some even consume drugs to get high so as to appear in a trance. These are very dishonest folks. However, there are genuine oracles who go through proper training with a qualified teacher. No one should meddle with this without a deep understanding of Dharma or other spiritual foundations.

  11. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Dec 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Wow, thanks Rinpoche for repost this article. From the photos above, it remind us for the Muddy road in KFR and Rinpoche cabin in KFR.

    Thanks Rinpoche for the details explanation of taking Trance also, we are so blessed that able to take a look the taking Trances in process. I really feel excited and wish i can pay a visit when taking Trance in process.

    But we are so Fortunate to have Rinpoche being with us, Rinpoche advices and instructions is as same when oracle taking trances. Thanks Rinpoche, may u long life, good health and continue turn the wheel of Dharma in Beautiful Malaysia.

  12. Julien Roth on Dec 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    This is such a strong and wise teaching. I would believe that many people would be afraid of trances the first time they see one. Like me, when i first saw a trance i have to say i was very shocked and scared. But as i get used to the thought of people taking trance and how it is a good thing, i get more comfortable to the situation. And after reading this teaching, i now know more. Thank you.

  13. Ck siah on Dec 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享,关于降神在大马是很普遍的事,在各处大街小巷都不难可以向灵媒问事或找乩童来帮我们解决问题。但是原来很多都是低层次的灵体附身。所以我们可要小心的提防冒牌降神。只要我们跟随仁波切的佛法开示和教诲,就不怕走向错误的修佛道路。

  14. Fong on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for a very illuminating teaching.
    Trances and channelling are too dicey for lay people to delve into.
    We should only rely on the Three Jewels.
    We should practice sincerely to clear our obscurations to enable us to have clarity and purpose.
    Then, we will not be desperate to seek out mediums.

  15. Sean Wang on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing all this information on trances. It is good to learn that we must not simply dabble in all these subjects without proper preparations as you do not know whether the trance is true or false..

  16. Jim Yeh on Sep 22, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    This is a very insightful video on trances that Rinpoche has shared.

    I can see the allure of oracles and trances and why people seek them, it could be out of desperation or just pure boredom. Even though Rinpoche possess a deep understanding of oracles and trances, Rinpoche’s advice to us is to not dabble in them, as Buddhism is about freeing our minds.

    I really enjoyed this video and Rinpoche’s anecdotes with real life oracles. Rinpoche has also clarified that there are many types of beings who can take trance, some are enlightened and some are not, some have good motivation at first and some do not. These unenlightened beings are just like us.

    Very interesting video. Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche.

    Jim

  17. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jul 5, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for Rinpoches for sharing this topic and feel the contents was so interesting. After gone through the video and it clear some of my doubts. Thanks you.

  18. web sitesi on Jan 24, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    never before heard of such things interesting

  19. Davin on Dec 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I like this teaching very much. It is a very interesting video. I personally don’t have much of an experience with oracles and have not much of knowledge about it. Just always hear people talking about taking trance. Now I understand more about it. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting video.

  20. Joy on Dec 26, 2012 at 4:50 am

    This is an interesting video teaching that basically explains all our curiosity on mediums, trances and channelling the supernatural. This tradition has been kept so alive up till this day and age. People are always curious and running to mediums taking trances for a quick fix not knowing who and what deity or spirit is really entering the medium and not realising the commitment or promise they sealed to the deity/spirit that could possibly cause them harm if they don’t fulfil after they have gotten their wishes. Also what ever is being predicted could also cause harm especially if the “being” that entered is not an “Enlightened” one hence giving a short term solutions which could result in some other consequences.

    That is why we should not go or get so hung up about trances/mediums/fortune tellers etc and if one must, it is best to seek and consult in Dharma Protector oracles like Setrap who is an Enlightened being, who is Amitabha Buddha.

    Thank you Rinpoche for explaining and sharing so much info on trances and on how people become oracles and the arduous training process they need to go through is no easy task. It is also very kind and compassionate of the Dharma protectors to actually take trance and come down to our level to benefit us.

    Yes it is true we should not focus so much on trances and “super powers” such as these, they are just another method used by Dharma protectors to help us on our Dharma path. The real focus and trance we should take is the 6 paramitas, 8 verses, wheel of sharp weapons and Lamrim… wow if we can take trance of those… we’d be Buddhas!

  21. abby F on Nov 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for the teaching. From this teaching I learnt that there is nothing mystery behind trances. Everything is very logic, and we don’t have to criticize anyone for their belief. Rinpoche teaches us the way to protect ourselves, giving us knowledge to differentiate what is good for us.

    One that I remember well is Rinpoche said that it is not who you are or how powerful you are, is who take trance on you. What being take trance on you, this is what matter. And I like which Rinpoche said, we should use Dharma, logic, clarity and Lamrim to solve our problem and this is good for us.

    And thank you Rinpoche for sharing your own experience in the monastery and the female healer story. We can’t get to know all these stories by our own. I agree with what Rinpoche said, the thing that we can rely on, is the 3 Jewels. Clarity and logic can help us to see and observe. And compassion is always the best protection 🙂

  22. Pastor Yek Yee on Nov 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Rinpoche gave a good and informative teaching about taking trances, from lower deity to Buddha. After I watched it is open my view of taking trance. Since I am a kid I knew many people went to temple requested media to take trance for finding solution of their problems. Before than I not really trust that, now I believed all is real and it will be happen in our daily life very often.

    Many people like me are curious how something can go into our body and ordered us to do what they want. It is incredible! According to Rinpoche’s teaching we can take trance with various supernatural beings such as benevolent spirits, devas, mountain gods, land deity. However Rinpoche totally not encouraged all of us engaged invited those beings into our body. It is not be consider for everyone because it quite dangerous.
    But for the higher beings, if they taking trance used our body to deliver some very important message to us who needed.

    I think this video teaching is very good for us as a session of for us to share with peoples. Because many people have a wrong view about taking trance. So after watched then shared to our friends who interest in this kind of stuffs. And also remind them; don’t allow any being go into our body. Because this may create very dangerous situation for our selves… we must remember that!

  23. wei theng on Oct 29, 2012 at 1:08 am

    I grew up in a village with exposure to mediums taking trances in Chinese temples. When I learned Buddhism in the university time, I thought all these trance are not ‘real buddhism practice’.

    After learning Vajrayana Buddhism, I get to know there is also real Buddhism practice to take trance.

    Thanks Rinpoche’s explanation that I get to understand the differences and see the intensive retreats and practise that need to have as the foundation for taking trance of the high beings which is different from other lower level beings from taking trance.

    However, the most important is still to ‘taking trance of compassion, love and forgiveness, and kindness.’ It is more important to study and practice Lamrim, Six Paramitas, and change our mind to be a good person!

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  25. patsy on Oct 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    When I was young,I was very scared of mediums taking trance and also have doubts as to whether they are real or just faking the whole thing. After listening to Rinpoche’s talk, it makes me understand better on the whole process of taking trance.

  26. Pastor Chia on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:47 am

    I live at small city.At there have more than 100 Taoist temple around the city. Since young,i always see medium take trance by Taoist deity at the temple to help rinpoche.

    Thank to rinpoche sharing this indeed information about taking trance, we should more focus on dharma teaching,tansform ourmindand not focusing the medium who give you advice at the future. At this teaching rinpoche mention about what is different between channeling and taking trance. Thank you rinpoche

  27. verontung on Oct 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    很多时候,华人从小就被带去各式神庙去看或参拜神明,甚至面对任何生活上的难题时,往往家长们就会向灵媒问事,甚至找乩童解决问题。但,真正的意义或原由,可能从来都不了解。
    现在,我明白多了!谢谢仁波切给于了这么多正确及详细的神谕的讲解。

  28. James Long on Oct 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    一般华人社会,都会向灵媒问事,甚至找乩童来帮我们解决问题。可是往往却不知道没后可能会付出的代价。毕竟我们看不到这些灵体,他们或许是真的神明可是一般的凡夫庶子,没有修行的情况下如何能够祈请到观音菩萨等的前来呢?

    一个具格的神谕必须拥有上师的加持,进行一系列的闭关,还必须通过许多的测试才能够进行正式的降神仪式。

  29. Paul Yap on Oct 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Tibetan Buddhism has this special knowledge and skills, which can invoke and request dharma protectors to enter human body and speak to us. Many questions and problems will be answered and solved, most of time, give direct blessing to the devoted students. The monks who take trance should be highly trained, qualified and hold their vows, and not some layman without any knowledge, and do not understand dharma.

  30. mitra on Oct 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Very informative and beneficial teaching thank you rinpoche.

  31. Mei Fong on Oct 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I like the part where we write something on a paper and ask the person who went into trance to guess what was written on the paper (respectfully). I find that very direct and easy to test whether is one taking a real trance or just trying to get some attention. But as Rinpoche has advised, no Kecharians should be taking trance or going towards that direction as Dharma is what we should be really learning or doing here in Kechara.
    Thanks Rinpoche for explaining in much detail about taking trances and i am sure it will benefit a lot of people who watches the video

  32. Seng Aun on Oct 18, 2012 at 6:43 am

    I used to feel doubtful about trance. What it’s for and how it can benefit the people. After watching these videos, I’m quite clear about trance now.

    Thank you, Rinpoche.

  33. Lim (KH JB) on Oct 17, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing such interesting topic in details… This topic is so informative.

    We should always keep this quote in heart, ” There are 84000 Buddha teaching to help us transform but not taking trance”

    We will be a better person for a better life when we truthly take refuge in 3 Jewels and transform ourself by learning Buddha teaching such as practice the 6 Paramitas (of generosity, ethics, patience, enthusiastic perseverance, concentration and wisdom), practice the 8 Verses of Mind Transformation, study the Lamrim, Wheel of Sharp Weapons etc.

    Since we already get the right advises from Living Buddha then what are we waiting for???

  34. Pastor Susan on Oct 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    It is quite common that people here in Malaysia seek oracles for help. It’s incredible how trusting people can be to seek help and take the advice of these oracles without knowing who these oracles are taking trance of. Rinpoche’s teaching is so clear regarding oracles who take trance of low/high deities and the requirements etc. Please share this link with your friends and family so they are educated on this very important matter.

    On the other hand, there are people who wishes to be oracles. The motivation must be pure with no self gain involved. Some take trance to “show” they are special. Rinpoche as always is so compassionate to give a full proof method to achieve this. Be special by developing compassion for others!

  35. gary foo on Oct 15, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the valuable teachings
    I understand better the trances session which I witnessed from the many different faiths
    The entourage that clear the ‘paths in the body first’ before the king or queen comes
    The tiredness due to such intense energy taking over the human body

    Even helpful deities who heal others  I witnessed before a session where rusty nails were taken out from a persons stomach
    But most importantly is to have faith and confidence in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and through pujas and prayers, the Buddhas/Dharma Protectors shall help us overcome our difficulties without the need to consult the medium whom we do not know what exactly are they channeling or trancing

  36. Han on Oct 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Very informative and beneficial teaching that I love so much!
    After watching this video, I learned that

    1) We should not rely on or admire people that can take trance, there are higher level and lower level of trances.

    2) The best trance is “taking trance” on compassion, kindness, care and love.

    3) Differences between trance and channelling

    4) We should not get involve in taking trance. Do not need to contact other beings to solve our problems, better to rely on dharma and logic to solve our problems, we are here to learn dharma.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teaching!

  37. Irene Lim on Oct 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

    This teaching is most meaningful and logical. Why should we consult to trances we do not know of. We might land ourselves into trouble and problem. Best is to stir away from trances and practise Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching, be kind and compassionate. Things would fall into its way positively.

    We should rely on enlightened protectors namely Setrap, Palden Lhamo and Mahakala instead of consulting lowly beings who are not enlightened.

  38. Chew Mee Yin on Oct 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for the teaching [and Pastor Susan for assigning it as our Oct 11 puja class homework :)]. What resonated was Rinpoche’s emphasis on logic, study and practice. The recommended protection practices were helpful and reassuring. Rinpoche’s sharing of how his cyst was removed by a healer who took trance of a benevolent being was interesting. Thank you, Rinponche._/\_

  39. KYC on Oct 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I learned a lot about trances, oracles, and practices that one can engage in to protect oneself from spirit harm. It’s good to know about such things but the best practice is Dharma practice, learning the Lamrim and transforming our mind. Then we are naturally protected and do not need to rely on mediums to solve our problems. The best protection is the Three Jewels.

  40. Lim Han Nee on Oct 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    ,Thank you Rinpoche for this very illuminating teaching on Taking Trance.

    We should not be involved with mediums who take trance of, or channel beings who we are not sure are genuine higher Enlightened Beings or malevolent lower beings. There is every chance and danger that they are the latter. This is especially more scary when, as Rinpoche has explained, some malevolent beings can spend decades patiently winning over our confidence with accurate and beneficial help and advice and then zoom in on us and trap us in a vicious grip of malevolence and harm thereafter.

    Actually when we consult negative lower realm beings , we are party to their accumulating more negative karma, leading to more and more suffering for them.Any samsaric being,with clairvoyance, be it a deity or a spirit,is bound to samsara by their desirous attachment. Hence, they collect more negativity when they continue to endlessly demand(with threats to our safety and well-being)that we make them offerings, over and over again, long after the ‘favor’ has been done for us.

    In Tibetan Buddhism,trained oracles, who go through rigorous spiritual training and take trance of compassionate Enlightened Beings(including Dharma Protectors) have a very important and significant role to play directly or indirectly in the spread of Dharma. There are also,but rarely, very benevolent spirits who take trance to heal or perform beneficial work.

    However,in general, we should,as lay Buddhists, rely solely on Refuge in the Three Jewels,studying and practicing the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation and the Lamrim, and practicing Compassion. Transformation of the mind, abandoning non-virtuous actions,are our best shield against any form of suffering,especially long-term. If we need protection from harmful spirits, we can do any one of the Buddha Deity/Protector practices that Rinpoche has listed out in this teaching.

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  47. May Ong on Oct 13, 2012 at 9:09 am

    After watching this video, the main message is not to dabble into the ‘unknown’ because we may not know what we are getting into. The practice of going to a medium to ask for trances is a common phenomenon in Asia, especially in local temples.

    As Rinpoche said, since we know that the Lamrim, the Three Jewels and dharma is better for us, we should transform from learning true teachings to practice, rather than look for external mystic beings for answer as we are not qualify yet to know if they are real or not.

    Prevention is better than cure. This teaching really clarifies many of the questions we are commonly asked in the Gompa. Thank you.

  48. nicholas on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    This is really a great teaching. We always hear people talking about taking trance and which deity enter them but we have not much of knowledge about it.

    After listening to Rinppche’s teaching it really gave an understanding of why people take trance, why people seek for people taking trance and how the medium prepare themselves.

    As what Rinpoche mentioned if we are not sure don’t get involve, Less danger and what most important is the true dharma practice such as the 6 paramitas, the 8 verses of thought transformation, the wheel of sharp weapons and the lamrim to become a best person.

  49. Wah Ying on Oct 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I heard and witnessed people take trances of certain deities/god when I was a kid. I was puzzled by how people can take trances and doubt about the action – when I see the medium prescribed medicine and ways to solve people’s problems – financial, study, health and etc – I was puzzled, not sure it’s true or not and many questions arise.

    Today I listen to Rinpoche’s teaching on take trances and get many of my doubts solved, and get some new knowledge. Rinpoche even talks about the training of oracle/medium, offers good advise to those with “third eyes”.

    As usual, Rinpoche’s teaching on trances is good for people of any levels, since it explains in a very clear and logic way. With Rinpoche’s explanation, one will find taking trances is nothing “fascinating” and his advise to take trances in love, kindness and compassion should clear many’s doubts, including mine.

    Rinpoche, I like this teaching, thank you very much.

  50. Uncle Eddie on Oct 11, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Upon seeing the clearing of KFR land on Oct.8, Rinpoche commented it was exciting that the land looks much bigger and longer with the undergrowths cleared. Containers have been erected on the KFR land to provide for those who stay overnight if neccessary. After the land talk and inspection, Ripoche gave an explanation on “Taking Trances”, which many found the teachings very intriquing, mystical and exciting, but Rinpoche advised against anyone to dabble on it without proper, closed and qualified supervision. Though this is common in many cultures, we should seriously concentrate on our study of Dharma, practice the 6 paramitas, the Lamrin and the wheel of sharp weapons, and let a “trance” of compassion to enter into us instead! Many thanks to our caring Rinpoche for the good advice always!

  51. Carmen Lin on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

    After watching this teaching of trances, I felt sorry for the unseen beings being used or people make used of the unseen beings for their own dark pleasure. If those trances took place is to help and benefit others, I rejoice for that. However, people should learn and understand so that they would not just lead by the nose, without knowing where the beings came from and just blindly believed it. We should all learn the Dharma, Lamrim, 8 verses of thought transformation and engage in practices to make us a better and more understanding person we can be. By learning we can break free the misconception and misunderstanding of taking trances, and those have learnt should not by any means involve themselves in trances. As mentioned by Rinpoche, the best ‘thing’ to enter us is compassion. Highly appreciate Rinpoche for giving this teaching, and I shall humbly learn more, always remember YOUR kindness and compassion, and always hold YOUR words dear to my heart as I shall never forget whatever YOU’ve taught.
    Thank You Rinpoche 😀

  52. Seo Uzmanı on Oct 11, 2012 at 4:45 am

    never before heard of such things interesting, I will continue to monitor

  53. Sock Wan on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such an interesting topic with us. We are not the only form in this world, there are many forms that cannot be seen.

    We should not rely on supernatural power to solve our problems, we should learn, understand and gain realisation. Main reason why we should not go for a trance because we do not know who they really are. Lamrim, prayers are safe and reliable because we know the origin of these texts and we see the good results of people who study and practise them.

  54. Sharon Saw on Oct 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    i love this teaching very much. So many people are intrigued by trances, which are common in many cultures over the passage of time. Rinpoche explains very clearly why we should not dabble in trances especially when we are not qualified.

    Instead, we should study Dharma, practice the 6 Paramitas (of generosity, ethics, patience, enthusiastic perseverance, concentration and wisdom), practice the 8 Verses of Mind Transformation (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html), study the Lamrim, Wheel of Sharp Weapons (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#sharpWeapons) and become the best person we can be.

    And i particularly like this advice: the best “trance” we can take is the trance of compassion, the trance of love and forgiveness and kindness.

    Thank you for this teaching, Rinpoche.

    • Paris on Oct 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Sharon, I agree with what you’re saying and yes, I think the best part of the teaching is what you have also extracted. Unfortunately, I think way too many people place far too much of an emphasis on the mystical aspect, without understanding that it is relatively “easier” to perform so-called miracles than to develop the qualities of compassion, kindness etc. Yes, the mystical element is helpful at times, for solving problems that most of us perhaps cannot see with the naked eye, but Rinpoche has also explained that many people can get these supposedly mystical “powers”. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a highly attained being with a huge amount of control or kindness or true wisdom to have these “abilities”.

      I’ve always maintained that for me, the real miracle of being around Rinpoche is seeing his kindness. There are many people out there who can perform tricks, do magical things like fly in the sky or tell your future. But very, very, very few people who can be so truly kind, so consistently and so determinedly for such a long period of time, every single moment of every single day. For which one of us can say that we can do this? That’s the true miracle!

      I do appreciate this teaching tremendously though for cutting right through all the misunderstandings and misconceptions about what it means to really take trance. I think it’s important also for people to realise what it’s about so they’re not conned or worse, harmed in the process of relying on certain trances. Sadly, there are quite a lot of people out there who may be in desperate situations, who will turn to anything for help, but sometimes, the “help” could end up being more harmful in the long run. So understanding real, authentic methods for dealing with such cases is important and extremely necessary.

      Thank you Rinpoche 🙂

      PS it was just so awesome sitting up there on the KFR land receiving these teachings! A divine picnic, as it were!

      • DR on Oct 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm

        Dear Paris, aren’t we so fortunate to have our Guru with us instead of having to run all over seeking mediums; right in front of us and straight from ‘the horse’s mouth’. And in the cases of some very fortunate ones, it is just a sms away!

  55. lewkwanleng on Oct 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Just finished watching this video. It is very informative and clear away a lot of my questions (such as how to make sure a person is not faking trance; how practices a person should undergo to qualify as oracle, etc).

    I think the key messages:

    1. Though trances and beings do exist, a Buddhist should focus on mind transformation by studying Lamrim, Wheel of Sharp Weapon, 8 verses of mind transformation etc instead of focusing on mystical part of trance.

    2. Do not invite beings to take trance unnecessarily and without supervision.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:16 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one definitely a modern Lama ,it was Rinpoche that we have online knowledge , learning and practicing Dharma. Being one of the first lamas to recognise the benefits of using the Internet to spread dharma teachings for free. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche , whereby we are able to learn, practice Dharma teachings. I myself got to know Rinpoche through his blog . Since I stumbled across Rinpoche blog, there is no stopping for me. I have visited it daily and to increase my Buddhism knowledge . Its amazing each day I learn something new , really interest and inspiring.
    Rinpoche had set the blog to preserve the teachings as taught by his many Gurus. Rinpoche was truly a modern Lama yet maintaining all traditional commitments, guru devotion, daily practices and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 04:19 PM
    There is no one that can help us, but us. Methods are given, but whether we grasp, apply and practise it is entirely up to oneself. If we don’t change then there is no point in learning the Dharma.
    A transformed mind is our own best protection. That mind can only come from consistent practice over time.When we see results, we will be encouraged to push ourselves more to practice well.Thank you very much for sharing a good article.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://bit.ly/3a28XCh

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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
8 months ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
9 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
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