17 Sep 18, 07:06 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8jkrf475369.jpg His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
14 Sep 18, 05:55 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8iqq98x3835.jpg https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8iqq98y6395.jpg https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8iqq9905657.jpg https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8iqq9921089.jpg Many come to Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia to make offerings and prayers to the increase form of Dorje Shugden who looks like a prince and rides on a golden horse. Many report having their wishes fulfilled. Am happy to see this. Tsem Rinpoche
11 Sep 18, 01:21 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8hvwaps1509.jpg https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8hvwapv7862.jpg
11 Sep 18, 12:56 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8hvv6l11664.jpg https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8hvv6l31323.jpg
11 Sep 18, 12:28 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8hvuxj98467.jpg

In the emerald forest there lies magical beings and powerful entities of old. There are beautiful gentle creatures of the forest such as deers, rabbits, owls and so on. Faeries, little people, elves, dwarves, trolls and other magnificent worldly and other-worldly beings of mystical origins who nurture and look over the natural world call this place their home. These supernatural beings, who remain hidden to ordinary view and are rarely seen together, have gathered to herald the arrival of the World Peace Guardian Dorje Shugden within the ethereal realm. Paying homage to the divine king they welcome him, the supreme being whose body shines with the light of magnificence and abides in benevolent wisdom. He who has come from the pinnacle of the celestial dimensions, he has the dominion over men and gods. All beings in this and other worlds have gathered to pay homage and to receive blessings, abundance and counsel.

Shugden the divine king, at last has drawn near,
He offers a new life so clear,
With a silent prayer he offers the golden stair,
Sing praises, does the emerald forest all cheer.

Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha

To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
9 Sep 18, 03:54 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8forx2p2499.jpg Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, is described as a large, hairy, muscular, bipedal ape-like creature, roughly 6 - 9 feet tall, covered in black, dark brown, dark reddish, white or grey hair. Individuals claiming to have seen Bigfoot described large eyes, a pronounced brow ridge, and a large, low-set forehead; the top of the head has been described as rounded and crested, similar to the sagittal crest of the male gorilla, sometimes with a strong, unpleasant smell. The enormous footprints for which it is named are claimed to be as large as 24 inches long and 8 inches wide. Bigfoot is presumed to be omnivorous and mainly nocturnal.- https://bit.ly/2MZuYJZ
9 Sep 18, 01:28 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8foov9k2465.jpg COMPASSION at its best: His Holiness the Dalai Lama explained in Ladakh, 31 July 2018:

“Usually at the beginning of an empowerment there is a ritual to drive away interferences. But I no longer feel it’s consistent to regard some beings as evil forces. At the start of each day I cultivate altruism, but in the evening we say, ‘May the evil forces be driven away.’ There seems to be a contradiction here that I’m no longer keen to comply with. I’m not highly realized, but I have great confidence in the power of Bodhichitta.”

Source: https://bit.ly/2wVsqSb

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This latest statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama is excellent. I fully believe in his compassion and I hope he will fully implement it.

All negative beings take rebirth with negative minds due to deep attachments. The attachments result in negative states of rebirth and angry minds that carry out harmful actions, like spirits or hungry ghosts who can be very bothersome because they are very angry as they died in the state of attachment in their former rebirths.

Indeed we need to generate compassion towards these beings, especially the formless type, as it would be the best remedy to stop their harm. We can recite mantras with love and bless them with it. While reciting prayers, we can meditate on them being at peace. When we generate compassion towards these harmful interferences of the formless type, many of them will calm down and stop their harm and even go away. Some of them, you can talk to them and subdue their harm and they will stop harming completely if they feel your love. That is how you can help them.

Many high masters of India and Tibet generated great compassion towards certain ghosts, spirits or interferers and subdued them in this manner and even made them into protectors of regions. I've witnessed this with one of my lamas where he subdued a female spirit that crossed over the Himalayas. After making the spirit promise it will not harm others, my lama gave the spirit a drink to seal the promise.

Since the Dalai Lama has manifested saying Dorje Shugden is negative (although many high lamas disagree), then he can apply this method to Dorje Shugden. He can 'subdue' Dorje Shugden by generating tremendous love, prayers and talking nice to Dorje Shugden who will be 'subdued'. Then people are henceforth 'free' to practice Dorje Shugden without more discrimination, segregation and being called degrading names for practicing this protector.

Give peace a chance. His Holiness the Dalai Lama can generate great love towards Dorje Shugden and all the hundreds of thousands of Dorje Shugden practitioners that love the Dalai Lama and miss him like I do. May His Holiness the Dalai Lama bring peace and heal the rift with Dorje Shugden practitioners.

May His Holiness live very long and always be healthy,
Tsem Rinpoche
www.tsemrinpoche.com

Reading- https://bit.ly/2wWQGUh
9 Sep 18, 09:40 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8foayc18078.jpg Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
4 Sep 18, 10:23 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8ebbxtu8559.jpg His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
4 Sep 18, 10:21 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8ebbxhy8062.jpg The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
2 Sep 18, 12:24 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d8dqqa887340.jpg Pelden Hlamo whether she is in her 2 armed, 4 armed or 6 armed forms is very thin. Very skinny. She is not fat or thick. She is emaciated skinny where you can see her ribs and her arms and legs are super thin. That is how she looks and very skeletal. Her breasts are flat and are hanging down and she is very dark in color. This thangka of her is good. As you can see she is very thin with ribs sticking through her chest. It is a nice one of her. Homage to Goddess Protector Pelden Hlamo. I bow my head to her holy feet and take refuge in her.TR
29 Aug 18, 12:55 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: He did a good job building his small but efficient house. Great way to live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxGr9uloL9k
29 Aug 18, 12:52 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: This is a great tiny house!!! Great surrounding environment too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Una_WymXCh0
25 Aug 18, 07:52 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6oestgy8698.jpg I am not liked by everyone because I choose to not give up my practice of Dorje Shugden even when I am threatened, segregated, hated, degraded and accused of all manner of things just for it. But I least I kept my promise to my guru to practice Dorje Shugden 30 years ago. I am a person that keeps my promises. My respect for integrity makes me who I am.~Tsem Rinpoche
25 Aug 18, 07:29 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: This movie's acting is excellent, story is excellent, scenes are beautiful, moving and very touching. One of the best movies I've seen and so underrated. This is a must watch!- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwCQ8ZKr7Vw
22 Aug 18, 09:01 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6nkwefl1976.jpg Buddhist art has a rich and intricate tradition of expressing the divine iconography of awakened beings. They are not just beautiful works of art but contain powerful symbolism and are representations of the stages of an awakened mind. Therefore, they serve not just to entice our senses but also to invoke the presence of these awakened beings, empower our meditations and plant powerful blessings into our mind stream. The e-books featured below contain a treasure house of precious knowledge about Buddhist art, iconography, pantheons of deities and so forth. These e-books serve to guide people in their artistic representations of the divine and also in personal practice. I hope you enjoy reading them and come back to them again and again in your study of Buddhist iconography.~Tsem Rinpoche

Do enjoy the many wonderful PDF's here- https://bit.ly/2nXjK9T
22 Aug 18, 07:31 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6nktumq5795.jpg Mumu boy was Tsem Rinpoche's little Schnauzer. Partly because of Mumu Kechara was started & you must find out why that is. Do read more & see very cute adorable pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122472

20 Aug 18, 12:24 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6n0krhv5932.jpg 忿怒佛母秽迹金刚:
Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma

肤色照,忿怒佛母模样,三只慧眼;双手于胸间抱住盛满清洁甘露瓶,披头散发,全无一饰,散披黑丝,双腿并立于莲花日轮之上。 此尊消除身、口、意方面的晦气与污移。其修持秘诀由智慧空行女授予朱邦匝而得以传承。
In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa.

咒语:唵阿尔康孜尔康布玛那塞欧组哈玛摩河卓达吽哌。
Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
note: please refer to the Tibetan in the original source attached in the image below for accuracy as the Chinese one is a transliteration of the Tibetan mantra

以上摘自《藏传佛教神明图谱 福神》P73
Taken from "Illustrated Guide to Deities of Tibetan Buddhism" Page 73
20 Aug 18, 12:04 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6n0kl6u2448.jpg 忿怒佛母秽迹金刚:
Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma

肤色照,忿怒佛母模样,三只慧眼;双手于胸间抱住盛满清洁甘露瓶,披头散发,全无一饰,散披黑丝,双腿并立于莲花日轮之上。 此尊消除身、口、意方面的晦气与污移。其修持秘诀由智慧空行女授予朱邦匝而得以传承。
In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa.

咒语:唵阿尔康孜尔康布玛那塞欧组哈玛摩河卓达吽哌。
Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
note: please refer to the Tibetan in the original source attached in the image below for accuracy as the Chinese one is a transliteration of the Tibetan mantra

以上摘自《藏传佛教神明图谱 福神》P73
Taken from "Illustrated Guide to Deities of Tibetan Buddhism" Page 73
18 Aug 18, 12:01 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: Kechara Forest Retreat doing the extended puja of Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche attends the 2nd half. Good video to download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-an_NAH6Mk
18 Aug 18, 05:11 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6ksuxj58065.jpg Praise to Avalokitesvara (Chenrezig)

This is the famous praise to Avalokitesvara (Chenrezig) written by the realised Nun Palmo who attained Buddhahood and cured herself of leprosy through her austere practices based on Avalokitesvara and Nyung Nay (fasting retreat). This prayer is filled with great blessings. Below that is the long dharani (mantra) of Avalokitesvara which is good to do. Basically there are four things that happens for a person who practises this mantra constantly:

1. At time of death, one will behold Buddhas
2. One will not take rebirth into three lower realms
3. Accidental death or premature death
4. After death, will be reborn in Amitabha’s pureland


Begin:

NAMO MAN-JU-SHRI-YE NAMO SU-SHRI-YE NAMO UT-TA-MA SHRI-YE SOHA

OM JIG TEN GON PO LA CHAG TSAL LO
I bow to the Protector of the world.

JIG TEN LA MA SRID PA SUM GYI TO PA PO
Everyone in the three world praises and celebrate the Lama.

LHA YI TSO WO DUD DANG TSHANG PAY TOD PA PO
Even the gods and Brahma celebrate and praise Lord Chenrezig

THUB PAY GYAL CHOG TOD PAY DRUB PAR DZAD PA PO
One who wishes to attain buddhahood praises the lord who delivers such accomplisment.

JIG TEN SUM GYI GON PO CHOG LA CHAG TSAL LO
I bow to the supreme protector of the three world.

DE SHEG PAG ME KU TE KU ZANG DZIN PA PO
Holder of a noble form body, filled with infinite tathagathas,

DE SHEG NANG WA THA YE U GYAN DZIN PA PO
You are crowned by Buddha Amitabha.

CHAG YE CHOG JIN YI DOG TRE KOM SEL WA PO
Your supremely bountiful right hand dispels the suffering of pretas;

CHAG YON SER GYI PAD MAY NAM PAR GYAN PA PO
Your left hand hold a golden lotus.

DRI ZHIM RAL PAY THRENG WA MAR SER KHYUG PA PO
Your sweetly scented red and yellow hair sparkles like necklaces.

ZHAL RAY GYE PA DA WA TA BUR DZE PA PO
The expanse of your face is lovely as full moon.

CHEN GYI PAD MA CHOG TU ZANG ZHING YANG PA PO
Like the sublimely supreme lotus, your eyes are beautifully wide.

KHA WA DUNG TAR NAM KAR DRI NGAD DAN PA PO
Your sweet-smelling form is like a snow-white conch shell.

DRI MED OD CHAG MU TIG TSHOM BU DZIN PA PO
You hold a mala of stainless, glowing pearls,

DZE PAY OD ZER KYA RENG MAR PO GYAN PA PO
And radiate stunning beams of light, red as dawn.

PAD MAY TSHO TAR CHAG NI NGAR WA JE PA PO
Your body is like a lake; from it, hands, like lotuses are perfectly arranged.

TON KAY TRIN GYI DOG DANG DEN ZHING ZHON PA PO
They are youthful and like autumn clouds, white and bright and clear.

RIN CHEN MANG PO PUNG PA NYI NI GYAN PA PO
Both shoulders are adorned with many precious jewels.

LO MAY CHOG TAR CHAG THIL ZHON ZHING JAM PA PO
Your youthful palms are soft like the most supreme leaves.

RI DOG PAG PAY NU MA YON PA KAB PA PO
Your left breast is covered with a tenasera skin.

NYEN CHA DU BU GEG CHING GYAN NAM CHANG WA PO
Precious earrings and other ornaments gracefully adorn you.

DRI MA MED PAY PAD MAY CHOG LA NAY PA PO
You dwell up on a supreme and unblemished lotus.

TE WAY NGO NI PAD MAY DAB TAR JAM PA PO
Your navel’s surface is as soft as lotus petal.

SER GYI KA RAG CHOG LA NOR BU TRE PA PO
Your belt is of the finest jewel-encrusted gold.

TA ZUR TRI PAY RE ZANG SHAM THAB DZIN PA PO
Your lower robe wraps your hips in the noblest cloth.

THUB PAY KHYEN CHOG TSHO CHEN PHA ROL CHIN PA PO
Gone to the other shore of the great ocean, you have supreme knowledge and capability.

CHOG NYE SOD NAM MANG PO NYE WAR SAG PA PO
You, who properly gathered so much virtue, received the supreme state of being.

TAG TU DE WAY JUNG NE GA NAD SEL WA PO
Dispeller of the misery of old age and illness, you are the permanent source of joy.

SUM THAR DZAD CHING KHA CHOD CHOD PA TON PA PO
You act to liberate beings from the three lower realms, and show and perform equally for space dwellers.

LU CHEN CHOG TE DUD PUNG THRUG LAY GYAL WA PO
Supreme among beings, you are victorious in battle over hosts of demons.

SER GYI KANG DUB DRA YI ZHAB YID ONG WA PO
Your feet tinkle with the pleasing sound of golden anklets;

TSHANG PAY NAY PA ZHI YI WEN PAR DZAD PA PO
And you create the four silences, which are the cause of Brahmahood.

NGANG PAY DRO DRA LANG CHEN DREG TAR SHEG PA PO
You walk with the grace of a swan and the dignity of an elephant.

TSHOG KUN NYE WAR SAG SHING TEN PA NYER WA PO
Provider of the doctrine, who has completely and properly accumulated,

O MAY TSHO DANG CHU YI TSHO LAY DROL WA PO
You liberate from the ocean of milk and the ocean of water.

GANG ZHIG TAG TU THO RANG LANG NAY GU PA YI
Whoever will rise with respect at dawn,

CHEN RE ZIG KYI WANG PO YID LA SEM JED CHING
Thinking in their mind of powerful Chenrezig,

TOD PAY CHOG DI DAG CHING SAL WAR TOD JED NA
To purely and clearly extol this supreme praise,

DE NI KYE PA AM NI BUD MED YIN KYANG RUNG
Whatever they are male or female,

JIG TEN DI AM MA ONG KYE WA THAM CHAD DU
In this life and all future lives,

JIG TEN JIG TEN LAY DE GO PA KUN DRUB SHOG
In this world and the world beyond, all their purposes will be accomplished.
Long Chenrezig Dharani (Long mantra):

NA-MO RAT-NA TRA-YA-YA / NA-MA AR-YA JHA-NA / SA-GA-RA BE-RO-TSA-NA BA-YU-HA RA-DZA-YA/ TA-THA-GA-TA-YA / AR-HA-TE SAM-YAK-SAM BUD-DHA-YA / NA-MA SAR-WA TA-THA-GA-TE-BHE / AR-HA-TE-BHE / SAM-YAK-SAM BUD-DHE-BHE / NA-MA AR-YA A-WA-LO-KI-TE-SHVA-RA-YA / BO-DHI-SA-TO-YA / MA-HA-SA-TO-YA / MA-HA-KA-RU-NI-KA-YA / TAD-YA-THA / OM DHA-RA DHA-RA / DHI-RI DHI-RI / DHU-RU DHU-RU / IT-TE WIT-TE / TSA-LE TSA-LE / PRA-TSA-LE PRA-TSA-LE / KU-SU-ME KU-SU-MA-WA-RE / I-LI-MI-LI TSI-TI DZO-LA MA-PA-NA-YA SO-HA

Short mantra: OM MA NI PAD ME HUNG

Dedication Prayer

TEN PA TEN DZIN YUN RING NAY PA DANG
May the Buddhadharma and its lineage-holders remain long,

DAG SOG DRO NAM JANG CHUB SEM JONG SHING
May I and all sentient beings practice the Bodhichitta mind

ZHI LHAG ZUNG DREL TING DZIN RAB THOB NAY
Having obtained the perfect state of samadhi, union of shamatha and insight

KUN KHYEN SHE RAB TOG PAR JIN GYI LOB
please bless that omniscient wisdom is realised.

www.tsemrinpoche.com
14 Aug 18, 05:41 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6jpm3hz2625.jpg The oracle of Dorje Shugden in Dungkar Monastery in Tibet. Very old vintage photo from 1923 by an English Earl Lord Ronaldshay in his book, "Land Of The Thunderbolt Sikkim, Chunbi & Bhutan". This Lord met up with Dorje Shugden via the oracle. He devotes a chapter in his book about this oracle and encounter. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6jpm3pf6333.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6jpm3pl8996.jpg
12 Aug 18, 11:03 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6j63fhs6394.jpg In around 2 weeks, there are over 30k views already! Videos are great! Must watch!- https://bit.ly/2K0gNhB
12 Aug 18, 11:02 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6j63f4n2540.jpg Never before seen footage of Tsem Rinpoche with various oracles- https://bit.ly/292jMaG
11 Aug 18, 02:00 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6iviqzq6893.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6iviqzs2901.jpg Click on the pictures to enlarge and contemplate the message please.
11 Aug 18, 05:27 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6iuxw5g3312.jpg This Buddha is in a Japanese garden in San Francisco.


There is a picture of Zong Rinpoche in front of this exact Buddha and Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen holding an umbrella over Zong Rinpoche's head. They visited San Francisco. I would love to have this picture. If you come across this picture anywhere else, do let me know, I've been looking for, do send to me. I had this picture before and cannot find it now. So if anyone out there comes across it, I would appreciate having this picture again. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
11 Aug 18, 03:30 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: This is a must-watch documentary on animal cruelty. I became a vegetarian after watching it. Most of the time we don’t think of how meat ends up on our table, we just eat it. But once you know how the animals are kept and killed, you will reconsider your choice of diet. If it is not right to eat human flesh, why is it right to eat animal flesh?

http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html
2 Aug 18, 04:58 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6eps4qs7888.jpg Stunning photo of offerings on my shrine photographed by Victor Choi. The lighting is beautiful. Offerings of food, fruits, drinks, flowers and incense are made on my shrine daily. For me the shrine is a portal to the Enlightened Beings and connecting to their blessings. Blessings to accomplish positive things in my life for others and myself. We do need this connection very much in our unpredictable lives where can experience so much anxiety, pain and a feeling of senselessness. We should never lose our connection to the Enlightened Beings and be firm about it. We will eventually need them no matter how 'good' things seem now. Today this photograph taken is beautiful and I wanted to share it.

May everyone who visit my page here be blessed, your obstacles cleared, be healthy and have a long life.~Tsem Rinpoche

(photograph- statues- Left Manjushri, centre Dorje Shugden bust and left Kache Marpo)

www.tsemrinpoche.com
2 Aug 18, 04:36 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It's beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1533198960.mp4
2 Aug 18, 02:32 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: This lady in Tibet loves her wonderful gift. I am happy for her. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6eoztw06659.jpg
1 Aug 18, 02:49 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: I would like to give as a spiritual gift Dorje Shugden statues to people who visit this blog and live outside of Malaysia. I am willing to ship it to them if they wish to have one to place in their home for blessings and protection. Anyone interested?
1 Aug 18, 05:32 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6ef4g8h1788.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6ef4g8l6052.jpg

Dear Kecharians and friends around the world,

Last night, I gave a teaching to a group of people who were in Kechara Forest Retreat. I shared with them the correct way to pray for our loved ones and why we shouldn't “demand” Dorje Shugden with fulfilling our wishes but let Dorje Shugden decide what is the best outcome. He has infinite Manjushri wisdom beyond our own and we should trust this wisdom. Sometimes what we pray for is not what should be fulfilled. Sometimes what we don't want turns out to be the better result in the future.

I also shared with them about a beautiful monk, Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche, who was jailed and badly tortured by the soldiers for 19 years, starting back in 1959 in Lhasa, and yet he has no anger towards his torturers. He was released and had resettled in Nepal where I met him. For the remainder of his life, he spent his time in meditation, retreats and pujas for the public until he passed. He was glowing, happy and very proud of the fact he was a student of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, which he told me when we met. He did full meditations on Vajra Yogini and short puja to Dorje Shugden daily in his small room in Kathmandu, Nepal where I had to honor to join in his prayers. He told me he was very happy to have his room to do his meditations, pujas and prayers openly. Whatever happened to him, he accepted as part of his karma and he spent much time in prison meditating and quietly teaching dharma to his other cellmates. He was very much respected in prison in Lhasa because he never showed anger, always meditated and consoled others, giving them great strength. He endured much hardship, torture and beatings but he never lost his monk vows. His full understanding of karma helped him not feel any anger or bitterness towards the soldiers. He told me that daily, he would meditate that the karma of others in prison would come to him. That all the torture and abuse he received was so others in prison did not have to suffer this. He said suffering for others was what kept him going and made him be able to endure the pain.

We are not bound by our experiences. We are bound by our choice. I also reminded those were present about the good person inside each and every one of us, and how we should not “bury” this good person with our excuses because the more excuses we give, the deeper this good person is buried and soon the layers of excuses will make it very difficult for us to find this good person. We are all beautiful good people and we should not let it get lost by lying, laziness, lack of integrity and procrastination. We all have a choice. If we have to make excuses, we should choose to make excuses to be a winner. When we win, we make ourselves happy and those around us happy.

The teaching session went well and it was spontaneous, and I requested the people who live and work in and around Kechara Forest Retreat for the talk. We had some good laughs to during the talk.

Thank you,
Tsem Rinpoche

'If we trust in karma which exists, then there is no reason for anger'.
~ Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche

(Two photographs of Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche)
1 Aug 18, 04:36 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6ef32ae9789.jpg Dear Kecharians and friends,

Last night, I gave a teaching to a group of people who were in DA. I taught them the correct way to pray for our loved ones as we are not supposed to “demand” Dorje Shugden with our wishes but let Dorje Shugden decide what is the best outcome. I also shared with them about a beautiful monk, Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche, who was jailed and badly tortured by the Chinese for 19 years and yet he has no anger towards his torturers. His full understanding of karma helped him not feel any anger or bitterness towards the Chinese. We are not bound by our experience. We are bound by our choice. I also reminded those were present about the good person inside each and every one of us, and how we should not “bury” this good person with our excuses because the more excuses we give, the deeper this good person is buried and soon the layers of excuses will make it very difficult for us to find this good person. We are all beautiful good people and we should not let it get lost by lying, laziness and procrastination. We all have a choice. If we have to make excuses, we should choose to make excuses to be the winner.

Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche

If we trust in karma which exists, then there is no reason for anger.~ Tsem Rinpoche
1 Aug 18, 04:28 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d6ef2zoo6319.jpg Tsem Rinpoche's grandmother on the right. Middle is a family friend. Left is Tsem Rinpoche's mother as a young girl.
31 Jul 18, 11:07 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4spxixv8923.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4spxixy2832.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4spxiy19995.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4spxiy91962.jpg His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

Tibetans commonly refer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama as the “sun and moon” of Tibetan Buddhism. They are the center of Tibetan Buddhist civilization, which draws to its sphere of influence millions of non-Tibetan practitioners. The Panchen Lama’s incarnation line began with the 16th abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen (1570 – 1662). He was bestowed the title of Panchen Lama by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama after being declared as an emanation of Amitabha.

After being given the title, his three previous incarnations were posthumously also bestowed the title, making Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen the 4th Panchen Lama. He became a teacher to many Tibetans, Bhutanese and Mongolian religious figures, including His Holiness the 4th and 5th Dalai Lamas, and the 1st Jetsun Dampa of Mongolia. A prolific author, Chokyi Gyeltsen is credited with over a hundred compositions, including a number of commentaries and ritual texts that remain central in the Gelukpa tradition today. Along with his role as a teacher of the Dharma, the Panchen Lamas are usually responsible for the recognition of the rebirths of the Dalai Lamas, and vice versa.

The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) continued both the spiritual and political roles of his predecessors. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his contemporary, was even heard to say and echo the Panchen Lama’s own words that the Dalai Lama would safeguard Tibet from the outside while the Panchen Lama would safeguard Tibet from the inside, as he never left Tibet after the political troubles of 1959. He was truly loved by the Tibetans, all the way until his passing. When he taught, thousands of people would attend, not only from his own Gelug lineage, but masters and practitioners from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

At his sprawling monastery of Tashi Lhunpo, he has a special chapel specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where prayers and rituals are performed on a daily basis. In his great omniscience the Panchen Lama held Dorje Shugden as the principal Dharma protector of the monastery. He also personally propitiated Dorje Shugden among other Dharma protectors, and even wrote extensive prayers and rituals to Dorje Shugden. These rituals and prayers are contained within his ‘sung bum’ or collected works, which are provided here. As such a great lama, with an erudite and clear understanding of the Buddhist scriptures, a teacher to millions in both Tibet and China, from an established incarnation line and an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, he could not be mistaken about his practice of Dorje Shugden.

His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama is known for his composition of commentaries and practice texts that are still in use by contemporary Buddhist practitioners both in Tibet and across the world. One of these is a powerful ritual composition propitiating the compassionate Dorje Shugden.

Upon the request by Acharya Lobsang Jangchub to compose a shorter version of the prayer (sadhana) for the exhortation of activities of Dorje Shugden, Panchen Lama immediately composed an abbreviate form of Dorje Shugden’s Kangsol. This text is entitled “Manjunatha’s (Tsongkapa) Lineage protector Dorje Shugden and five forms wrathful propitiations and confessional prayers and fulfilment of activities rites” or “Melodious sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities” for short. Once the prayers were completed, he had signs and strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically.

Mirroring the abilities of one of his earlier incarnations, Khedrub Je, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and master of both sutra and tantra, the Panchen Lama used his compositional skill and poetic prowess to create a masterful sadhana. Worthy of note is a praise in which the first letter of each verse is a Tibetan vowel. Such compositions are rarely seen, and have historically only been used when propitiating senior Dharma protectors such as Palden Lhamo and Kalarupa.

The Panchen Lama also stated that while composing the Dorje Shugden sadhana (prayers) he was filled with a sense of happiness and bliss. He ends the composition with not only his official title but his ordination name, Tenzin Trinley Jigme Choje Wangchuk, endorsing the validity of his work. He composed the sadhana in his own Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in the Hall of Clear Light and Bliss.

See the Panchen Lama's writings and download: https://bit.ly/2KIfeXb
29 Jul 18, 08:44 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto--
In Dharamsala there is a famous oracle to the Goddess Yudroma. She is the protector of Gyuto Tantric Monastic College. Many monks consult her for guidance. Here she is attending a puja session at Gyuto Tantric Monastic College where she is pleased with the people helping the monastery and takes trance spontaneously to express this. Tsem Rinpoche - http://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1532868210.mp4
29 Jul 18, 04:31 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: Tsem Rinpoche's two adorable cute Schnauzer dogs Oser girl (white) and Dharma boy up to their various antics. Short videos that will warm up your day and give you a 'cute attack!' Enjoy!


"Tsem Rinpoche's Schnausers Oser and Dharma trying their luck"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGD7CtNmnuI

"Tsem Rinpoche's adorable Schnauzers Oser and Dharma have a challenge!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX1UdH7IjQ8

"Friendly Encounter"-Oser and Dharma meet Johnny & Casper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVFk77PAOYk

"Friendly Encounter"-Soer & Dharma meet Johnny & Casper (2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E

"Tsem Rinpoche's Pet Schnauzer Oser's Treat Time!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA

"Tsem Rinpoche's doggie Oser girl and Dharma boy getting treats"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no

"Dharma fights Chip! Showdown between Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer and a dog on wheels!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg

"Dharma & Oser Getting Treats in Playhouse"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2dp8Fm87CQ
29 Jul 18, 12:18 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4qi29tg1890.jpg This eldery and innocent monk was brutally attacked, find out why. Shocking- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163953
29 Jul 18, 11:50 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4qi16bm9977.jpg Fotomat and me. My first job in Los Angeles at 16- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144024
29 Jul 18, 11:01 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: See how my Schnauzers enjoy the playhouse! So much fun!- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2dp8Fm87CQ
29 Jul 18, 10:28 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: Work tirelessly for the lineage and benefit of sentient beings to collect the merit for red sindhura to appear on your crown...you know what that means.....It is not a reward but finding release....TR
28 Jul 18, 11:32 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q8qp8z8508.jpg I am in love with only you my Adamantine Lady of Coral hue. I am in love of liberation, freedom and wisdom I seek in you. Even to whisper your name Vajra Yogini excites me to the core of my soul. I have been away for so long and I wonder when I can join my supreme mother in Akanishta. My love for you has no end and it only grows. My mind is focused on you daily and my heart only awaits for you to place sindura on my crown soon. Nothing I have seen or experienced in this deceitful world can remotely compare with you my dear wisdom lady. Please with supreme sound of damarus, cymbals, incense and voices of sunyata, embrace me to ascend amidst rainbow lights effortlessly to my home. My true home where you will bring me. Bring me home soon. In my heart only lies you. In your heart I know I am existent also. We are one.~ Tsem Rinpoche
28 Jul 18, 11:16 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q8qjnk3648.jpg Samsara has never been genuine. I will not be deceived by it again. Infallible Diamond Lady in red, I will only serve you.~Tsem Rinpoche
28 Jul 18, 10:58 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q8pi4y5154.jpg Mother Lady so red and brilliant, as you hold my hand tightly and we look towards the west, I know I am free finally.~Tsem Rinpoche
28 Jul 18, 10:40 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: Mother lady of noble origins, enchantress Vajra Yogini, you say I am you and you are me? I have to embrace this truth and I will be free? Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q8pdfs5655.jpg
28 Jul 18, 10:39 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q8pc0n7934.jpg Through my tears I can see your orange darting eyes so tenderly look at me as we start to ascend.~Tsem Rinpoche
28 Jul 18, 10:31 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q8pag11759.jpg Mother, Adamantine mother with coral hue aglow with light that I can hardly look upon you as you are blazing...can I give my last words to some close ones before we ascend? Can I bring them with us?~ Tsem Rinpoche
28 Jul 18, 10:28 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q8p8oh6494.jpg You wipe my tears, embracing me with your coral hued arms and with a motherly tender smile I feel we are lifting off the ground. To go home. I feel light after you embraced me and my body is becoming rainbow-like.~Tsem Rinpoche
28 Jul 18, 10:03 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: I hear the gentle tinkling of anklets as if someone is walking towards me although I am in my room alone..I opened my eyes first towards the floor in the dimly lit room and I see red coral ankles surrounded by rainbows heading my direction...my heart jumps for joy and gasping....Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q8p1cl4220.jpg
28 Jul 18, 07:51 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q8cto35105.jpg The Sacred Vajrayogini of Ratsag Monastery is a very interesting read- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sacred-vajrayogini-of-ratsag-monastery.html
28 Jul 18, 06:39 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q8babs6625.jpg Excellent well thought out comment by Mr. Bradley Kassian. It is a must read. He has commented on a recent blog post, "Videos Redressing the Misinformation About Dorje Shugden and the Tibetan Situation" and the link is- https://bit.ly/2K0gNhB

We appreciate his sincere thoughts. Admin
28 Jul 18, 05:53 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: The Mystery Of The Nevada Triangle (Disappearance Documentary) | Timeline World Documentary
Using meteorology, forensic archaeology and pathology, we attempt to solve the riddle of the Nevada sands once and for all.

When American tycoon Steve Fossett failed to return from a solo flight over Nevada in September 2007 no-one could understand how such an experienced pilot could vanish into thin air. When Fossett’s wreckage was found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains by a lone hiker in October 2008, many believed the story was over. However, ITN Factual can reveal that Fossett’s plane is one of hundreds to have vanished from the skies above Nevada in the last 50 years. The Mystery of the Nevada Triangle reveals how more than 800 planes have crashed or disappeared in a triangular area of Nevada - that’s far more than the Bermuda triangle - and in an area half its size. We’ll examine the theories behind these missing and crashed planes. These range from military intervention over Area 51 to suicide and extraordinary climatic conditions..

Two documentaries:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDSEZ5M0vL0

And

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMwojk220uI
28 Jul 18, 05:39 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: This is a real awesome documentary on bigfoot. One of the best- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp5eV9nIEjk&feature=youtu.be
28 Jul 18, 03:22 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: A BEAUTIFUL MEME WITH A POEM http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q86y2x8783.jpg
28 Jul 18, 03:12 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q86uyd4675.jpg A short poem-Tsem Rinpoche
28 Jul 18, 02:36 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q85ngg5210.jpg This is important logic regarding His Holiness the Dalai Lama's situation. Please click and read the meme.
28 Jul 18, 02:07 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q85e886280.jpg This is something to contemplate. Please click on picture and read. Thank you.
28 Jul 18, 01:25 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: "If the Dalai Lama, if His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by Dorje Shugden, then we might as well not practice Buddhism anymore. If His Holiness the Dalai Lama can have his life shortened by a so-called evil spirit, any evil spirit, then can he be Avalokiteshvara? So on one hand you say, we say, I say, everybody says, he is Avalokiteshvara; on the other hand you’re saying that he can harmed by an evil spirit... Which one is it? Can he harmed by an evil spirit or is he Avalokiteshvara? Do you think Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Tara all take refuge in something else to protect themselves from Dorje Shugden? How illogical is that? How illogical of people to say His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by an evil spirit, any evil spirit or “Dorje Shugden” evil spirit. How is that possible?" - Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
28 Jul 18, 12:28 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q82reu7148.jpg NEW! Powerful Videos redressing the misinformation about Dorje Shugden and the current Tibetan situation- https://bit.ly/2LJbo35
28 Jul 18, 08:42 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: It's amazing that in the richest country in the world, there are 40% of people in this area who have no water. Take a inspirational look at what this 'water' lady is doing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk8Rm9EsET4&feature=youtu.be
28 Jul 18, 03:33 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: The Simpsons: Lisa becomes a Buddhist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoACsebg7UA
28 Jul 18, 02:47 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4q7ggnb7028.jpg Gentle winds,
green trees,
majestic mountains,
birds,
a house in the midst of this,
with a crystal lake,
and I begin my Manjushri mantras.
~Tsem Rinpoche
27 Jul 18, 02:51 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: My very holy, wise and attained lamas told me over 30 years ago that Dorje Shugden is Manjushri. I've had many lamas and they tell me the same thing. And that he can benefit many beings during this time and age because our distractions are so many. We need a special protector who can 'push' through our heavy negative karmas to help us as we are very attached. Materialistic advances does not make the inner mind more happy but just some relief to our outer bodies but actually present more distractions from the goal of raising our consciousness to higher levels. Material advancement does not equal happiness. It never does.

The Buddhas and in this case Manjushri manifest at special times to suit the special karmic situations therefore more effective at different times. It's like the antibiotics first created decades ago may not heal the modern diseases we have now but it was fine back then, so antibiotics over time has to keep changing to adapt. Like that, protectors (and enlightened beings) keep changing manifestations to suit the inclinations, unique manifestations of karma and situations in our lives as time goes on. Perhaps Dorje Shugden has to change his form and manifestation in the future again and again but for now, he is the perfect protecor for our time. A protector whose time has come. Manjushri manifested as Dorje Shugden for our particular time for the beings of this era. In that way, he will be particularly effective to 'battle' our current modern obstacles. If we rely on him all the way, our relationship with him will grow and we will see his positive influence in our lives more and more for sure. Dorje Shugden manifests due solely to great compassion.

I have practiced, shared and promoted Dorje Shugden for the simple reason that I have derived tremendous benefits from relying on him as promised by my erudite teachers and I wanted to share the benefits with others. Monks have a special duty to share benefits and relieve the sufferings of others as much as they can according to the special situations in their environments. I practice and share Dorje Shugden for only spiritual reasons for the last 30 years. I have no other reason but spiritual. I trust my guru 100%. Practicing and holding onto my commitments to Dorje Shugden is really holding onto my promise to my guru that I will practice him. My respect for my guru and remembering his kindness to me is to keep my promises and commitments to him of which Dorje Shugden is one of the promises. You see, the guru is the important factor here and Dorje Shugden is a part of that for me. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
27 Jul 18, 04:35 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: Beautiful informational write up about Bodhgaya and Vajra Yogini- https://bit.ly/2AfEK4Q
27 Jul 18, 01:08 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4pxf42c3171.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4pxf42e1849.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4pxf42g8196.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4pxf4745681.jpg My beautiful private altar of the Bodhgaya Vajra Yogini.
26 Jul 18, 08:27 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4pon8e02575.jpg Dogon Painting #1

Dorje Shugden painted in the style of the culturally rich Dogon people of Africa.

The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, in West Africa, south of the Niger bend, near the city of Bandiagara, in the Mopti region. The population numbers between 400,000 and 800,000. They speak the Dogon languages, which are considered to constitute an independent branch of the Niger–Congo language family.

The Dogon are best known for their religious traditions, their mask dances, wooden sculpture and their architecture. The past century has seen significant changes in the social organisation, material culture and beliefs of the Dogon, partly because Dogon country is one of Mali's major tourist attractions. They have a very advanced knowledge of astrology and astronomy that they have practiced for as long as their history can remember. Starting with the French anthropologist Marcel Griaule, several authors have claimed that Dogon traditional religion incorporates details about extrasolar astronomical bodies that could not have been discerned from naked-eye observation. This idea has entered the New Age and ancient astronaut literature as evidence that extraterrestrial aliens visited Mali in the distant past.

From 1931 to 1956, Griaule studied the Dogon in field missions ranging from several days to two months in 1931, 1935, 1937 and 1938 and then annually from 1946 until 1956. In late 1946, Griaule spent a consecutive thirty-three days in conversations with the Dogon wiseman Ogotemmêli, the source of much of Griaule and Dieterlen's future publications. They reported that the Dogon believe that the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius (sigi tolo or "star of the Sigui"), has two companion stars, pō tolo (the Digitaria star), and ęmmę ya tolo, (the female Sorghum star), respectively the first and second companions of Sirius A. Sirius, in the Dogon system, formed one of the foci for the orbit of a tiny star, the companionate Digitaria star. When Digitaria is closest to Sirius, that star brightens: when it is farthest from Sirius, it gives off a twinkling effect that suggests to the observer several stars. The orbit cycle takes 50 years. They also claimed that the Dogon appeared to know of the rings of Saturn, and the moons of Jupiter. -Wikipedia

I have always been fascinated with the Dogon people of Africa and this style of painting is to celebrate and honor the beautiful and wisdom filled Dogon people. May their powerful and inspirational culture survive the onslaught of materialism that has diluted or destroyed many other ancient cultures which is a loss to humanity. May Dorje Shugden bless the Dogon people to continue their way of life and be strong. Tsem Rinpoche

Very interesting short documentary on this interesting Dogon people of Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xgHyuwYIYQ

There are many more for you to enjoy here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
26 Jul 18, 08:26 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4pon8ch3092.jpg Dogon Painting #2

Dorje Shugden painted in the style of the culturally rich Dogon people of Africa.

The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, in West Africa, south of the Niger bend, near the city of Bandiagara, in the Mopti region. The population numbers between 400,000 and 800,000. They speak the Dogon languages, which are considered to constitute an independent branch of the Niger–Congo language family.

The Dogon are best known for their religious traditions, their mask dances, wooden sculpture and their architecture. The past century has seen significant changes in the social organisation, material culture and beliefs of the Dogon, partly because Dogon country is one of Mali's major tourist attractions. They have a very advanced knowledge of astrology and astronomy that they have practiced for as long as their history can remember. Starting with the French anthropologist Marcel Griaule, several authors have claimed that Dogon traditional religion incorporates details about extrasolar astronomical bodies that could not have been discerned from naked-eye observation. This idea has entered the New Age and ancient astronaut literature as evidence that extraterrestrial aliens visited Mali in the distant past.

From 1931 to 1956, Griaule studied the Dogon in field missions ranging from several days to two months in 1931, 1935, 1937 and 1938 and then annually from 1946 until 1956. In late 1946, Griaule spent a consecutive thirty-three days in conversations with the Dogon wiseman Ogotemmêli, the source of much of Griaule and Dieterlen's future publications. They reported that the Dogon believe that the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius (sigi tolo or "star of the Sigui"), has two companion stars, pō tolo (the Digitaria star), and ęmmę ya tolo, (the female Sorghum star), respectively the first and second companions of Sirius A. Sirius, in the Dogon system, formed one of the foci for the orbit of a tiny star, the companionate Digitaria star. When Digitaria is closest to Sirius, that star brightens: when it is farthest from Sirius, it gives off a twinkling effect that suggests to the observer several stars. The orbit cycle takes 50 years. They also claimed that the Dogon appeared to know of the rings of Saturn, and the moons of Jupiter. -Wikipedia

I have always been fascinated with the Dogon people of Africa and this style of painting is to celebrate and honor the beautiful and wisdom filled Dogon people. May their powerful and inspirational culture survive the onslaught of materialism that has diluted or destroyed many other ancient cultures which is a loss to humanity. May Dorje Shugden bless the Dogon people to continue their way of life and be strong. Tsem Rinpoche

Very interesting short documentary on this interesting Dogon people of Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xgHyuwYIYQ

There are many more for you to enjoy here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
26 Jul 18, 08:25 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4pon8785850.jpg Dorje Shugden painted in the rich Native American Indian art style of the United States.

Dorje Shugden painted in the rich Native American Indian art style of the United States Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States. There are over 500 federally recognized tribes within the US, about half of which are associated with Indian reservations. The term excludes Native Hawaiians and some Alaska Natives.

The ancestors of modern Native Americans arrived in what is now the United States at least 15,000 years ago, possibly much earlier, from Asia via Beringia. A vast variety of peoples, societies and cultures subsequently developed. Native Americans were greatly affected by the European colonization of the Americas, which began in 1492, and their population declined precipitously due to introduced diseases, warfare and slavery. After the founding of the United States, many Native American peoples were subjected to warfare, removals and one-sided treaties, and they continued to suffer from discriminatory government policies into the 20th century. Since the 1960s, Native American self-determination movements have resulted in changes to the lives of Native Americans, though there are still many contemporary issues faced by Native Americans. Today, there are over five million Native Americans in the United States.- Wikipedia

Native American Indians have many types of people as well as individual culture, food, dance, religion and lifestyle. They may resemble each other superficially but actually they are very unique with over 500 different diversely rich tribes. They have endured great persecution at the hands of European settlers who tried to ban their customs, convert them and literally destoy their culture but the Native Americans held strong onto their way of life and religion.

This Dorje Shugden painting is to celebrate their strength, diversity, culture and the beauty of their people. May Dorje Shugden bless them to continue their incredibly powerful and inspirational way of life which has affected so many people positively on this planet. May all the Native American Indian people prosper, preserve their culture and rich religion and stand tall always. Tsem Rinpoche

There are many more for you to enjoy here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
26 Jul 18, 03:36 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4pnil3l1114.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4pnil3n1749.jpg I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese style clay Buddha beige in color on the floor holding the door open. I was thinking the shopkeeper would collect much negative karma without knowing by having such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn't look like he wanted to talk nor care. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he does not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama's photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time is still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

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25 Jul 18, 06:12 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: Do read this. It's interesting: http://www.davidlai.me/2015/09/25/a-drive-through-rinpoches-new-jersey/



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25 Jul 18, 12:06 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4pdeih13557.jpg Dear friends, For months we have been working on this BEAUTIFUL and meaningful mural in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to enjoy the many stunning pictures of this mural: https://bit.ly/2LgOj8J
24 Jul 18, 09:36 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: Nice video of LED signage in Bentong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwrkaKUoH0
24 Jul 18, 09:40 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4p3rvow4179.jpg From the undisturbed reality of indivisibility, from compassion arises supreme gurus who emanate into the realms within samsara to liberate the few that have seeds of enlightenment planted by skillful beings in the past and ready to sprout. To these supreme emanated Tulkus in the form of gurus, may I have pure view, affinity and merits to obtain the teachings on liberation and practice to be released. Tsem Rinpoche
24 Jul 18, 06:08 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4p3ncw43478.jpg You can download this and many special thangkas (art pieces) for free. See here for free Buddha image downloads section on this blog: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html?nggpage=8


You can download many wonderful Buddha images to frame and place on one's shrine at home. I wanted to make it easy for people in places who do not have ready access to many beautiful and sacred images of enlightenment. This is my wish to bring Dharma to your home.
24 Jul 18, 05:55 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4p3mdk58516.jpg What He Can Do For Us | 祂能为我们做些什么?Read more: https://bit.ly/2fbaCIM
23 Jul 18, 12:59 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4otfs3k2430.jpg Someone asked how I would describe my teacher Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and that got me thinking for quite a few days.

I think there can be many descriptions and much depends on what lens of purity you can afford to see from.

But Tsem Rinpoche is a living rebellion against our karma, completely insubordinate to the diktats of Samsara, intensely wrathful against the ravages of our poisoned mind, with a kindness so palpable that it can choke you and abruptly awaken you from your etherised state and a phenomenon who lived his life in such a pure way that you can take whatever aspects of his life and see the complete dharma in it, conveyed in a manner and language you need to hear at the moment.

From MC
23 Jul 18, 12:36 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: Listening to the chanting of sacred words, melodies, mantras, sutras and prayers has a very powerful healing effect on our outer and inner environments. It clears the chakras, spiritual toxins, the path where our 'chi' travels within our bodies for health as well as clear the mind. It is soothing, relaxing but at the same time invigorates us with positive energy. The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Sacred chants bless all living beings on our land as well as inanimate objects. Do download and play while in traffic to relax, when you are about to sleep, during meditation, or during stress or just anytime. Great to play for animals and children. Share with friends the blessing of a full Dorje Shugden puja performed at Kechara Forest Retreat by our puja department for the benefit of others. Tsem Rinpoche Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbzgskLKxT8
18 Jul 18, 10:20 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: Oser is super funny. Dharma boy is super funny. Look how they avoid and attack Chip! LOL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg
18 Jul 18, 09:42 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-9d4lsuh3l6914.jpg Very nice picture of Pabongka Rinpoche, Oracle of Shugden and Gen Lobsang Yeshe who helped HH Dalai Lama out of Tibet.
17 Jul 18, 12:38 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: Where can you find Buddhist texts, scriptures, ebooks and other documents for download at ZERO COST??
Here --> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/free-downloads-texts

There are texts from General Buddhism to Buddhist Philosophy, Tantra and more, suitable for everyone from the beginner spiritual seeker to the advanced practitioner.

Do come back regularly as we will be adding more texts.
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