Who are the Freemasons?

Jul 3, 2011 | Views: 6,848

The Freemasons are known to be very secretive and according to some people, almost cult-like. Cult is a very subjective word of course. Although I do not know much. Just post this because it looks interesting. There are many stories about how the Freemasons came to be, but the 2 main stories are:

1. In 1118 A.D., in order to protect Christian pilgrims traveling from a port in Israel to Jerusalem, monks took up arms and formed the order known as the Knights Templar. According to legend, they had found treasure of enormous value in King Solomon’s temple. This made them so rich, that their intentions and existence became highly suspect and many people envied them… They acted as bankers, and even lent the then King of France, King Philip IV, money which gradually put him in a lot of debt.

In 1307, to free himself from the debts, Philip IV had the Knights Templar arrested under the charge of heresy. Some of them escaped, some of them were tortured, burnt and murdered, and even the Master of the Templars was burnt at the stake. Those that escaped are said to have formed a secret society now known as the Freemasons.

2. During the 5th – 15th century, masons were stone workers who were hired to build castles and cathedrals by kings and the churches of England, Scotland and France. There were two types of masons: those who worked with ordinary stone and those who worked with softer stone and carved intricate designs. The first group were called the “rough masons” and the latter called the “freestone masons”, “free masons”… or “Freemasons”.

The “Freemasons” had the skills which only some people had, and just like professions such as accountants today, they set up a guild. There, they discussed their work and kept their working tools. To keep it private from the “rough masons”, they had secret handshakes, code words etc.

In the 1700s, the Freemasons evolved from a guild to a society of like-minded men (women were not allowed into the Freemasons, with the exception of one lady in 1712).

These men got together to talk about everything except for politics and religion. Freemason lodges (like clubs) were set up in England, Ireland, Scotland and Italy… and only Freemasons were allowed in.

During this period of time, they also went over to America where they set up more lodges.

In 1731, Benjamin Franklin (photo on the left) joined the Philadelphia lodge. Three years later, he received the highest degree and became the Master of the lodge. In 1752, George Washington was initiated as a Freemason too.

Anyone of any religious background can be initiated as a Freemason, but they have to believe in a universal Supreme Being (some form of God), to be morally sound and to be of certain financial status (although not necessarily rich).

There are many levels (degrees) within the Freemason order, and the higher you are, the more exposed and the more secrets you will know within Freemasonry. They believe in the brotherhood (where people stick together), and they all practice philanthropy, abide by the laws of the country in which they live in and are generally the “elite” of society.

They still have their secret handshakes, hand symbols, passwords etc…

Those who have read about the Freemasons and the Illuminati would have also heard about the New World Order. It is believed that Freemasons are slowly trying to establish a New World Order, where there are no boundaries separating countries with many different governments, and instead having just one central government for the world.

Do watch the videos below… it shows us what we may perceive as real could very well be a complete delusion… According to this website (in the Malay language), there are Malaysians who are Freemasons!

I am not promoting this in any way but just found it interesting to share. Knowledge makes us open our minds broader and accept things around us better. I am not against or for this belief but I like to widen my own understanding.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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Here are 2 more interesting videos below, that my student Shirley Tan sent me. It is of the American Dollar Bill, and how there are hidden messages on American currency including the 9/11 attack… and there is even an alien there!

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 13, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Freemasonry is a non-religious and non-political organisation, and discussion of politics and religion are forbidden during meetings. Conspiracy theories and controversy have dogged the Freemasons throughout their existence, fuelled by their secretive image.
    Wow …they have their own secret handshakes, hand symbols and passwords too as if they are secret society, and are the subject of countless parodies. Many people join the Freemasons ,having their own reasons. Some of them looking for friendships and to enjoy each others’ company in a more relaxed and informal environment. Wonderful some desire to help other people by getting involved in the local community. It seem they are just a gentleman’s club devoted to charitable giving . Freemasonry began in medieval Europe as a guild for stonemasons, but lived on as a social organization.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. Something interesting and new to me which I have not heard of it before.

  2. Stella Cheang on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Freemason and the conspiracy theories have been no less an inspiration for many books and movies, for example the Da Vinci Code. The Freemasonary involves politicians, religious leaders and often time devil worshippers as well as the legendary Knights of the Templers who possess skills and knowledge that no one else has, it is therefore a popular theme. Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing the interesting info and videos. They are enjoyable.

  3. El on Dec 28, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Life is karma. There’s no difference between illuminati and Gelug. Buddha s teaching suggests not to teach before you are enlightened. Ati yoga unites all. Dalai Lama 5.

  4. Andrés on Dec 17, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Dear Tsem Rinpoche,

    My most sincere respects.

    I find very interesting your curiosity for freemasonry, as a budhist and a freemason myself.
    But please, let me recomend you: do not guide yourself through the videos of youtube!! Many, because of ignorance, have made assumptions of freemasons controlling the world, etc.
    Freemasonry is not secret, has within the mystic and philosophical roots of humanity because each person that has integrated it (men and women) have led their traditions to it. Freemasonry is not secret but mystic, sure you know the substantial difference. It is experiential.
    Also, freemasonry don’t aspire to elites, anyone can apply and join. Being over 18, having no criminal conduct or record and that their behavior is consistent to civilized values. There are many that claim to be or are consider as, and are not.
    You could read the books of Oswald Wirth, Robert Ambelain, René Guénon and ‘Spirit of Masonry’ of Foster Bailey. There are many more.
    If you so wish , I remain at your disposal so that we can talk about this. Please, please I’ll be happy to do so.

  5. Edward Ooi on Jun 29, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I never thought that the Freemasons have such fame. I thought they are just an ancient guild. I wonder what does it take to be in that guild? It’s so cooool! They even have their own secret handshakes, hand symbols and passwords too. I always want to be a secret agent or something like from the movies. Because in the movies, everything is super awesome!!! Hahaha

  6. dave oshea on Apr 6, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    well doe for keeping open mind

  7. David Lai on Feb 4, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    This is indeed fascinating about Freemasons and of the Illuminati. I do remember seeing a stately Freemason lodge while I was in Caulfield, Melbourne while I was studying there. The building is just opposite from the campus and it always look like there’s nobody around.

    I am intrigued by some of the theories proposed in the video but I do think some are quite far-fetched while others might be quite possible. I love these conspiracies but I do admit some are really quite confusing but they do open my mind up to the possibilities of higher forces at work. Despite all these videos, I find the Freemasons to be more mysterious than ever. I am not really sure what is the primary concern is and what really is the New Order? It is all very vague but nonetheless, very interesting.

  8. Sean Wang on Feb 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Personally, I believe that the New World Order is a concept that is really needed in this world. Why? Because all governments must not be separated as that is a cause for disunity in the world. I think that the solution to world peace can lie within the New World Order. I am saying this as a person who never had any contact with Freemasonry on a physical level. However, if the freemasons had planned the 9/11 attacks or could have improved it, then I would not be as happy as seeing them as an intellegent elite race of humanity.

  9. JP on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:14 am

    It’s an interesting article. But I wonder if the freemasons are really so powerful as stated in the above videos where they even have their presence felt on the American dollar notes. I wonder what their objectives may be. Anyhow, it’s good to know that they have charitable activities such as:

    * Homes that provide sheltered housing or nursing care.
    * Education with both educational grants[52] or schools such as the * Royal Masonic School (UK) which are open to all and not limited to the families of Freemasons.
    * Medical assistance.
    * Masonic Child Identification Programs (CHIP).

  10. Paul Gasson on Nov 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Hi Tsem,

    My name is Paul, I live and work in London. I am a Buddhist practitioner, and like your teachings very much. I just watched some of your paranormal videos, and found them very interesting indeed. I also take a very keen interest about what happens in this world. Like you say, information is paramount to us all.

    I heard that you haven’t been too well recently. I would like to send out lots of love and healing for you, and hope you feel better again very soon.

    Thankyou again, for your teachings and insights.

    Be well,

    Paul Gasson.x

  11. Roy Martinez on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:08 am

    @Zla’od: You will soon find out that Tsem Rinpoche is a very straight forward lama with no hidden agenda, non-judgemental, and very witty as you will see in his videos. He gives information to inform and then you do your own research to form your own conclusions, similar to the way he teaches the dharma. He gives us the info, we meditate and form our own conclusions.

    On a different note, October 13, 1307 is when the Templars were executed. Some say that is the origin of the superstition of it being an unlucky day, others disagree. Either way, it is the earliest date associated with bad events!

    As for Freemasons, they are very secretive and there is a lodge (temple????) near my apartment and it seems as if no one is ever there! They are a secretive people steeped in legend and superstition. Unfortunately they are also stained with a bad reputation (like Buddhism and Buddhists) because a lot of their rituals need empowerments…

    Just goes to show you that the poison of ignorance definitely prevails.

  12. Oana Elena Lascar on Jul 20, 2011 at 2:33 am

    In my opinion it is good to be informed, and to think for ourselves. Some may think it is ok to let such group of elites to think and to plan for the rest of us. What is make them an elite? Is it the IQ? The financial status? The membership to this group it is clearly a very rapid way to become a leader, condition valid in any country or nation world wide. What happened to the leaders or people who did not act according to their directions? Why do we let just one group with one vision to have such great power over the world? What about those who have completely different views? No one else is able to lead a country but only them? Is dangerous to have only one state, one view, one religion one leader etc. We are the same in many ways but we have the right to be different, to be outside the matrix if we choose to.

  13. Zla'od on Jul 8, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Rinpoche, I’m not a Mason, but I did research on them (and in their libraries) as part of my doctoral work. I’m afraid that you’ve been misled by the same sort of paranoid speculation that has plagued Freemasonry (as well as Tibetan Buddhism!) for centuries. Why not get to know some personally? There are lodges in Malaysia, you know:

    http://www.dglea.org/

    http://web.singnet.com.sg/~masonry/eventsea.htm

    In brief, Freemasonry is open to any man (no women, except in the wives’ and daughers’ auxilliary organizations) of good character, who is not an atheist. (There are Buddhist Masons.) Their main activities are ritual, social, and charitable. There is no requirement to be wealthy, any more than for Kechara, though for social reasons participants tend not to be drawn from among the genuinely poor. Political or religious debate is banned from lodges, in order that people of all beliefs may feel welcome. There is no political platform, least of all one aimed at a “New World Order.”

    • tsemtulku on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      I have not been misled in any way. I do not condone nor dislike them. I am putting up the article as it is interesting and I thought it would enhance knowledge. Full stop. Please reserve your judgements about me as I am unknown to you except in print.
      My interests are varied and very wide. I like information and I take tremendous time, energy, effort and resources to provide information for my friends.

      Tsem Rinpoche

      • Zla'od on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm

        I can only judge what I see in print (just as you are doing with me) which, in my judgement, contains misinformation. In order to correct this, I have offered some modest amount of my own time, energy, etc (just as you have). Very likely I, too, have made mistakes–no source should be embraced uncritically.

        Think of it this way. Suppose someone were to write an essay connecting Tibetan Buddhism to various conspiracy theories including aliens, the 9-11 attacks, and/or plans for a future world government. (Such things have in fact been written.) Perhaps you would have a sense of humor about it. After enough such articles, though, you would probably wish that the writers would be more realistic. Freemasons (like Tibetan lamas) are not fantasy creatures like Bigfoot or UFO beings, but real people whom one, with a little effort, might get to know.

        Best wishes,
        Zla’od

        • tsemtulku on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

          Dear Zla’od,

          You are indeed very entertaining and funny. Hahaha. Thanks for sharing. TR

          • Zla'od on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm

            My pleasure. Best of luck in your explorations.

  14. Jayson Chia on Jul 4, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Dear H.E. Tsem Rinpoche,

    It’s very surprising to see this post as I was learning about Freemasonry and Illuminati the other day. Thanks for sharing.

    Tashi Delek

    With faith,
    Jayson

  15. terri on Jul 4, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I have a friend who is a free mason, he’s really nice. He like very Zen, I met with a bunch of them once over dinner.

  16. Bill Rhodes on Jul 3, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Rinpoche, brother, precious teacher,
    I am a horrible practitioner who has broken his sadhana! What a precious gift the buddhas and bodhisattvas, and precious dharma! My aspiration is to be wish fulfilling to others, but regards to triple gem have been like a fat man on a tricycle! Remorse! I’m sorry! As you are aware from many histories of many peoples there is issue of colonization. Even 1959 was a period of questionable colonization (or repatriation whatever view) and even the British called Tibet “the game”. Even Europe was colonized, and at first many pagans were not too hard to convert, as they recognized intrinsic truth and even storyline similarities with this fellow Jesus. But then it was part of empire and the “culture” of Europe was disassembled, and many many wars on many many splits occurred which they are arising out of. In reincarnation there are bodhisattvas who even cross from shamanism, from one religion to another religion, it is the spirit of liberation of others from suffering. The Philippines was colonized by Spanish for 330 years, America for 50 years, and by the Japanese for 5 years, causing great cultural and psychological harm. UFO phenomena is dakini activity to broaden view and look upwards towards sTARs and think of life in a wider cyclical journey, the overlay of “invasion” is just the worldly shadow of our collective suffering. Jose Rizal was National Hero and Terton of the indigenous traditions of the Philippines and found some refuge and “transcentric” brotherhood with the Masons. According to Nehru and Gandhi, Jose Rizal is the founding father of Asian independence movements. We have of course a horrible history of manipulated symbols and racist ideas from 20th century (German Ariosophy etc) but Europeans are slowly arising out of this. If all of their cultural (some of it akin to dharma and Indic thought) had been stripped from them, of course they would look outside and recreate in form of different symbols. We are at a time where thresh-hold of communication itself will eclipse any hijacking of religion or wide view intent. There are still many overbearing Eurocentric views out there, but it cannot last! The global financial Alchemy of democracy and capitalism cannot find balance if it is dependent on affliction of others. There is great ignorance! How many American Vajrayana Buddhists know of Tara’s relationship in Candi Kalasan! How many Tibetan Buddhists have noticed the tremendous and beautiful syncretism of Jayavarman 7 and the Ta Prohm Temple in Thailand!. Four faces, four directions, the four immeasurables! Ancestor Brahma, Brahmaviharas? How many North Asian Buddhist practitioners recognize their own white skin privelige in the face of our common African ancestry!? Of course we are on a new level of terma, there have been seeds buried even in the lands of Barbarians. You sacred teacher, please recognize the Vel of Murugan, as the Pipal leaf…wisdom of the black Austronesian and Tamil ancestors. The Vel is the Shakti, and yet the spear a masculine symbol. The Masons have the three pillars, and we also have three channels within, Ida, Pingala, Shushumna. The black and white checkered floor of Masonic halls, nothing but HariHara, creation and destruction occurring in same space. All phenomena, Trikaya, a femine play of impermanence even at atomic level. Not many Masons are realized, but many do practice Masonry much better than I could do LamRim. It is very daunting to purify this nether region of colonization, decolonization and wide view. We only need to realize that even in American history, the Philippines was an American colony, to realize the immense Chod of such karmic debts. May my body be such a feast for such maliciousness! Om Tare Tame Soha (P.S. the heart of it all, Switzerland, Dorje Lingpa was the reincarnation of of Niklaus von Fleuli, Radbild, mandala of the bardos!) Apologies for my craziness. Will get back to sadhana. Om Tare Tam Soha.

    • Stephen Ho on Jul 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Bill Rhodes, I would appreciate it if you would elaborate on Dorje Lingpa as the reincarnation of of Niklaus von Fleuli. Thanks. Stephen (Singapore).

      • Bill Rhodes on Jul 10, 2011 at 3:54 am

        Gosh Mr. Ho,
        Maybe it was the reverse, Bruder Klaus was reincarnation of Dorje Lingpa, the whole reincarnation and forward time backward time travel stuff speculation yes, very upsetting for some Northerners at the moment. Gosh I don’t know, mind treasures, earth vows? Dorje Lingpa seemed to travel alot and then Bruder Klause had five boys and five girls (gosh almost exact opposite of 5 buddha families, purifying inheritance!)…Bruder Klaus once carrying a sword, but was illiterate and yet knowledgeable about corruption and strife in Switzerland. He “nearly” wandered, but ended back as a hermit very close to his home. Somehow his “secret knowledge” shocked those of his day to make peace. I don’t know Mr. Ho, the arrogance of the modern mind has a hard time with the compassion towards shamanism of which Tibetan Buddhists had. There does happen to be a bald Chinese Buddhist monk on one of Bruder Klaus’ radbild mandalas. Ter, Terma…I don’t know. Maybe answer first why Paramahansa Yogananda said he was rebirth of William the Conqueror? How does this have to do with Karma Yoga? Do you know William the Conquer committed genocide, and had great remorse on his deathbed? I agree with Dalai Lama that one has to be very careful with Dorje Shugden and trance states, but it does not mean that these have not in a way been mastered (coming back into realignment out of trance) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3JLbFvrZ3Q it is actually very scientific. http://www.shamozzle.com/RightLeftBrainTest.html Maybe study first concept of “Mu” and Korean Shamanism “Mudang” and North of Han “KangShinMu”. Just an intuition, but the funny joke about how Ter (more messages in a bottle, like Vanderbuilt University is studying) works is not really graspable, but very efficient and heartfelt for common good…it is actually the highest degree of communism!

  17. Aron Silzle on Jul 3, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Greetings Rinpoche!
    I am a 32 Degree Freemason and Buddhist. I was “raised” to the 3rd Degree of Master Mason in 2004. I believe there to be many concepts and teachings which are the same between Buddha’s teachings and Masonry. As a firm believer in reincarnation, I see Masonry as man’s attempt at fixing some of his confusion. The Lodge is created, facing the east. There are 3 jewels of Masonry. The 4 principal tenets of Freemasonry are Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence and Justice. But the greatest virtue that we look at is Charity. “If I have not Charity, I have nothing”. Yes, these all tie in to just about every religion out there… But Masonry is NOT a religion. It is a Philosophy, which mean men of every country sect and opinion can join. If you have any questions feel free to email me directly. Thanks for all your work!
    -Aron

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    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:31 PM
    Rejoice to those able to witness such an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . A privilege for many fortunate ones, to witness to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and Karcho Marpo, via the Panglung oracle in full trance, which is very rare. The very first time opened to public and is a tremendous blessing and great merits for all. Panglung Kuten (oracle) was the most famous oracle of Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden before 1959 in Tibet. Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves Dharma Protector to descend into a human oracle. Panglung kuten is a very well-known oracle of over 7 great Dharma protectors, who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech. Many people from Tibet, Nepal , India and over the world came to seek accurate prophecies, advise and healing from this well- known oracle. For me been able to watch the video is a blessing and pictures tells me a thousand words as I only came to know Kechara in 2016.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
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    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:15 PM
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    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this knowledgeable post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
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    In Tibetan Buddhism Begtse is believed to have originated in India. The practice entered Tibet with Nyen Lotsawa in the 11th century. As a protector deity that does battle with the forces of evil and the wicked and guards the righteous and faithful . His terrifying, monstrous face it appearance serves only to frighten demons and dark spirits away and serves as a beacon of justice as well as a guardian of wisdom to all who see and revere him. Their wrathful forms depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard everyone from dangers and enemies. Interesting read to understand better of this Dharma Protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-shopping-experience-with-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:08 PM
    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/an-auspicious-omen-in-kechara-forest-retreat
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:02 PM
    Religion should not come into politics as it is not one religion among other. These two should not mixed together or the results would be catastrophic To these days religion and politics seem to be all mixed up. It is happening to the present day where the Tibetan Leadership is against the Dorje Shugden practice. Its far too long the Dorje Shugden controversy been going on which is unnecessary and illogical causing sufferings, disharmony , discrimination and so forth among practitioners and non-practitioners. The Tibetan people should be given religious freedom to practise how and what they want. The Dalai Lama who promotes peace and harmony should do more to help those affected by the ban and not specking against them causing confusion. Hopefully the previous advice against Dorje Shugden should be retracted for the sake of a peace and harmony. It would be wonderful if Dalai Lama could have discussion with the Chinese leadership to solve the present problems once for all. China is a great and powerful nation, it would be good to have a good closer relationship . May Dalai Lama live long and back to his homeland Tibet soon. And may Dalai Lama lift the ban against Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • 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

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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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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.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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.
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    10 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    10 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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