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Tsem Ladrang – The House of Devotion

Sep 18, 2021
Tsem Ladrang – The House of Devotion

A lama’s ladrang refers to a lama’s private residence. Due to the nature of the lama’s work and responsibilities, the ladrang plays a much bigger role than just being a place of residence...

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I Was Prostrating Outside Rashi Gempil Ling

Sep 11, 2021
I Was Prostrating Outside Rashi Gempil Ling

In 2013, I visited my childhood temple Rashi Gempil Ling. But I was unable to enter the temple due to my practice of Dorje Shugden. So I prostrated on the sidewalk outside...

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Devoting Yourself to a Guru Who Has Passed On

May 2, 2021
Devoting Yourself to a Guru Who Has Passed On

The most important thing of all is to keep the memory of our guru alive through our Dharma practice, learning and the continuous contemplation of the teacher’s activities and qualities.

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Dorje Shugden’s 2021 Losar Advice

Feb 18, 2021
Dorje Shugden’s 2021 Losar Advice

Dorje Shugden’s annual Losar message offers spiritual guidance for the year ahead. It begins with a reminder that if we wish to create the right causes for this life and eventual enlightenment...

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Dromton Gyelwa Jungne

Apr 24, 2018
Dromton Gyelwa Jungne

འབྲོམ་སྟོན་རྒྱལ་བའི་འབྱུང་གནས། b.1004 – d.1064 Tradition: Kadam བཀའ་གདམས་པ། Geography: Tolung Dechen County སྟོད་ལུང་བདེ་ཆེན་ཛོང། Historical Period: 11th Century ༡༡ དུས་རབས། Institution: Reting Monastery རྭ་སྒྲེང།; Gyelje རྒྱལ་བྱེད་དགོན། Clan: Drom འབྲོམ། Name Variants: Gyelwa Jungne རྒྱལ་བའི་འབྱུང་གནས། Dromtonpa Gyelwa Jungne (‘brom ston rgyal ba ‘byung gnas) was born in Tolung (stod lung) in 1004 or 1005, into the Drom (‘brom) clan. His father was Kushen Yaksherpen (sku gshen yag gsher ‘phen) and his mother was K...

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Zong Lobzang Tsondru Tubten Gyeltsen

Apr 22, 2018
Zong Lobzang Tsondru Tubten Gyeltsen

Zong Lobzang Tsondru was born in Mangsang, Kham, in 1905. As a child he was recognized as the reincarnation of the Geluk master Zongtrul Tenpa Chopel...

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Mahasiddha Naropa: The Indomitable Disciple

Apr 1, 2018
Mahasiddha Naropa: The Indomitable Disciple

The great Mahasiddha Naropa was born the prince of an ancient kingdom in East India. Descended from a notable and respected royal family, Naropa’s father was the great King Santivarman and his mother was the glorious Queen Srimati...

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Go On, Break Your Samaya

Feb 19, 2018
Go On, Break Your Samaya

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai) Any Dorje Shugden practitioner with an active online profile will know that we are often faced with vitriolic and abusive comments online. These range from how Dorje Shugden practitioners receive Chinese government funding, to our supposed inferiority as Buddhists because we are not Tibetan, to how we...

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Spirituality After 60

Nov 24, 2016
Spirituality After 60

As I reflect on the eventful day in July 2007, I either smile with bliss or shed tears of both joy and sadness. It was on the 3rd of July 2007 that I was brought to a Tibetan Buddhist temple (gompa) at Sunwaymas by a friend for a Dharma teaching by H.E. the 25th...

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Guru Serum, Not Guru Syndrome

Dec 31, 2015
Guru Serum, Not Guru Syndrome

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Li Kheng) “Why do you Tibetan Buddhists have this Guru syndrome whereby you emphasise so much on your teacher?”. I often hear this judgmental statement expressed in the form of a question whenever I confirm that I am a Buddhist of the Tibetan tradition. “You should just take refuge in...

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Why be devoted to a Guru??~Ms Sock Wan

Apr 14, 2013
Why be devoted to a Guru??~Ms Sock Wan

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Two weeks ago, I instructed one of my students over blog chat to do a write up on guru devotion as she understood very well what it is all about.

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