17 Aug 17, 04:06 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: Mysteries from Beyond Earth / 1970's -Very interesting vintage documentary. It may be old but it's excellent and worthy of a watch.----- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fpyIGFmTNs
17 Aug 17, 07:37 AM
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Training shouldn't be optional-Read this please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=139417
16 Aug 17, 02:46 AM
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"Most of us let life pass without interest in spiritual exercises, sources of eternal benefits... Morning, afternoon and evening pass away, and soon there is no more. Something remains: when the mind is not led by spiritual practice, it quickly accumulates harmful habits which, in turn, negatively influence the body and the speech. Sometimes, a whole day is busy moving towards the darkness, then the days become months, the months of the years, the whole life wasted, true thoughts become as rare as the stars at noon. One day, the face of death presents itself to us. The elements of the body relax, our limbs lose their ability to act, our mouth dries up and a frightful thirst seizes us, we want to speak, but we cannot do it. The vanity of our whole life overwhelms us: we regret our mistakes, we cling to our apprehension and seek help, we call upon the refuges of the spirit... Yet we have held in our hands the opportunity to obtain benefits in this life and for the next one. But we dismissed it without regard... Now it's too late to change anything. Our life, full of negative sums, and the objects of the refuge can hardly save us from the karmic labyrinth that we ourselves have woven..."

~ H.H. the 13th Dalai Lama
15 Aug 17, 08:50 AM
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The Fourteen Dalai Lamas: A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation by Glenn H. Mullin

Extract from Pg 208:

Another controversy surrounding the Great Fifth concerns the details of the death of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, a famous Gelugpa lama of the period. He was one of the most prominent lamas of his day, and in fact in some circles was held in even higher regard than was the Great Fifth, for the Fifth at the time was still in his youth.

One day Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was mysteriously murdered. His followers claimed that the culprits were followers of the Fifth Dalai Lama, although there was no suggestion that the Great Fifth was personally even aware of the plan.

The theory was that the Great Fifth was being eclipsed by the towering stature of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, and thus would greatly benefit from the death. As long as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was alive the Fifth Dalai Lama would be number two in the Gelugpa School; his death allowed the Great Fifth to rise to the position of number one.

Whether or not the followers of the Great Fifth were involved in Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s murder was never proved, but the rumours persisted.

The tale, already somewhat bizarre, now takes an even more exotic twist. It is said that the soul of the murdered monk wandered in the hereafter for some time as a disturbed spirit, creating havoc for the people of Lhasa. Eventually the Great Fifth contracted a group of Nyingmapa shamans to exorcise and pacify it, but they failed. He then contracted a group of Gelugpa shaman monks.

As a result of the rituals of this second group the spirit of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was eventually pacified and transformed into the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

This spirit was later adopted as a guardian angel by numerous Gelugpa monks who disapproved of the Fifth Dalai Lama’s manner of combining the Gelugpa and Nyingmapa doctrines.

Although the Great Fifth tried to discourage the practice of worshipping this deity, it caught on with many monasteries. The practice continued over the generations to follow, and eventually became one of the most popular Protector Deity practices within the Gelugpa School.

In particular, during the late 1800s, when four Dalai Lamas died young, it became an all-pervasive monthly practice within almost all provincial Gelugpa monasteries, and was especially popular with Gelugpa aristocratic families.

The controversy surrounding the murder of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and the deity that emerged from his disturbed spirit has shadowed the Dalai Lama office until the present day. By the time the Tibetans came into exile in 1959, worshipping Dorje Shugden was still a common monthly practice of most Gelugpas.

In recent decades the present Dalai Lama has attempted to discourage the practice, but with little success. It is as strong today as ever, if not stronger; for with the Dalai Lama discouraging it in India, the Chinese are fully promoting it in Tibet.

Tibet watchers will be aware of this bizarre controversy, as it has even found its way onto the pages of Times and Newsweek, and has dozens of web pages dedicated to it.
13 Aug 17, 08:47 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: A Propitiation of Mighty Gyalchen Dorje Shugden, Protector of Conqueror Manjusri Tsongkhapa’s Teachings
By the Supreme Victor, the Great 14th Dalai Lama

HUM

Glory of the wisdom, compassion and power of infinite Buddhas
Miraculously powerful protector of Manjusri Tsongkhapa’s Teachings
Arisen as a lord of all wrathful worldly hosts
Come from the abodes of Tu****a, Kechara (Paradise or pure land), and so forth!

Prostrating with devotion of body, speech, and mind
I confess all mistakes and faults in which
Out of delusion, I have contradicted your holy mind:
Accept with forbearance and show your smiling face!

Arising from the sport of non-dual bliss and void
Are offerings and torma of flesh and blood heaped like a mountain
First portions of milk, yogurt, beer and tea swirling like the ocean
Auspicious signs and substances and various animals
Peaceful and wrathful ornaments, enemy-destroying weapons and armor
Amassed samaya substances, outer, inner, and secret, without exception!

Having fulfilled your heart commitment and purified degeneration
By making these actually arranged and visualized offerings
Increase Lozang the Victorious One’s Teachings
And the life span and activities of the Teachings’ upholders!
Further the happiness of beings in the Gaden [Podrang] dominion!

Especially pacify all harm to us, the yogis and entourages
That arises because of previous karma and immediate conditions
And spontaneously accomplish, just as we wish
All good things, both spiritual and temporal!

Grind to dust without remainder
Enemy hordes that think and act perversely
Towards the teachings and lay and ordained people
With potent, accurate, powerful great vajra fire!

Especially, cause the saffron-clad community of Dungkar Monastery
Brightly beautiful in bonds of pure morality
To soar the path of immortal liberation
On unified wings of Sutra and Tantra!

In brief, we enthrone you, O Deity, as the supreme
Collected nature of all Gurus and Protective Deities!
From densely gathered clouds of the four activities
Pour down a cool rain of the two siddhis!
13 Aug 17, 12:40 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5fhw5d08851.jpg The Bogd Khan (Mongolian: Богд хаан; 1869–1924) was enthroned as the Great Khaan (Emperor) of Mongolia on 29 December 1911, when Outer Mongolia declared independence from the Qing Dynasty after the Xinhai Revolution. He was born in the Kham region of eastern Tibet, today's Sichuan province of the People's Republic of China. As the eighth Jebtsundamba Khutuktu (Mongolian: Жавзандамба хутагт), he was the third most important person in the Tibetan Buddhism hierarchy, below only the Dalai and Panchen Lamas, and therefore also known as the Bogdo Lama. He was the spiritual leader of Outer Mongolia's Tibetan Buddhism. His wife Tsendiin Dondogdulam, the Ekh Dagina ("Dakini mother"), was believed to be a manifestation of the bodhisattva White Tara.
12 Aug 17, 09:44 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5f897q17800.jpg This is very spiritually accomplished woman we are told. She lived to a hundred and practiced and taught dharma her whole life.
11 Aug 17, 08:29 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5ey82e96954.jpg I had the great fortune to meet His Eminence Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche many times and also receive empowerments, teachings and transmissions. He touched me very deeply because when you were in his presence, you can feel he is very holy, accomplished and at the same time kind.
Tsem Rinpoche
11 Aug 17, 08:28 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5ey82806697.jpg A very beautiful monastery in Yading, Tibet. Green, on the mountains with blue sky. Would not mind living nearby at all.
11 Aug 17, 08:27 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5ey820l4261.jpg A beautiful photo of their Holinesses Kyabje Ling and Trijang Rinpoches. So sacred.
6 Aug 17, 10:07 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5bxcv9x4999.jpg This is Venerable Lhakpa Tsering from Tibet. He has passed away a few years back of natural causes and as he was older. He was one of the high ranking and official oracle of Dorje Shugden, Namka Barzin, Kache Marpo and several other high protectors. He was famous in Tibet for his correct trance of Dorje Shugden and extremely powerful clairvoyance advice of Dorje Shguden. He has been taking trance since Tibet. In 1959 he left Tibet for India and settled in Kalimpong. He continued to take trance in Kalimpong of Dorje Shugden for government officials, local persons, high lamas, monasteries, nuns, monks and even foreigners. For over 40 years his wonderful oracular ability to take trance and give advice and prophecies has benefited so many people. He was trained and blessed as an oracle by the previous Dromo Geshe Rinpoche of Sera Jey Monastery. I've had a chance to stay at his house, meet him and see him in trance. It was a great blessing and amazing experience. Tsem Rinpoche
6 Aug 17, 06:22 AM
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Dear Sofi,

Thank you for this beautiful image of Saraswati. Her holy image arrived today into my unworthy hands. Thank you So much. Wisdom Buddhas like Saraswati always has my great devotion. TR

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5 Aug 17, 09:54 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5bmel1f6385.jpg Why seek anything else when you have the illustrious practice of Vajra Yogini from the lineage of the Crazy Wisdom Mahasiddha Naropa? Nothing in samsara created by ordinary men can surpass the practice of Vajra Yogini elucidated to us by the Buddha. Nothing in samsara’s knowledge no matter how incredible can surpass the knowledge embodied in the dharma by the Buddha. Samsara knowledge is limited. When we study Buddha’s knowledge (Dharma) it guarantees our future with no limitations. Spend more time studying dharma than samsaric knowledge. Why even compare? Surrender samsara as death and loss are it’s only results and engage in Dharma practice all the way. Vajra Yogini is dharma and dharma is Vajra Yogini. Give everything for Vajra Yogini’s practice. Start now as a preliminary practice even without initiation (blog article: Starting on Vajra Yogini Now- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4395). Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
5 Aug 17, 09:40 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5bmeh528478.jpg Zimey Rinpoche's private room. With silver stupa containing the ashes of the previous Zimey Rinpoche as per tradition to keep ashes on one's guru/lama in a stupa within the ladrang he lived. Ladrang will maintain this room as it's very holy and people can go to offer khata, make prayers at the stupa and get blessings after the lama's is gone. Maintaining the room/residence of the lama while he is alive is very important especially where he had lived and prayed. By keeping the place well while he was alive and keeping it in order also creates karma for the lama's incarnation to come back. So important the ladrang is long lasting, well kept and kept up with much devotion. The ladrang should be kept well, clean, maintained and long lasting effortlessly from deep devotion to create the long life of the current incarnation and to 'attract' the future incarnation to return. If there are always interruptions/obstacles in maintaining the ladrang then it creates cause for lama to pass early and his next incarnation not to return to this area. Prayers and pujas can be done in that room till the lama's incarnation returns in order to continue his works. Sometimes the very devoted students will reincarnate near their lama again to continue when the samaya is very clean and clear. TR
4 Aug 17, 08:44 PM
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From enlightened mind of emptiness,
Arises the various emanations of Heruka,
when we place our trust and devotion towards
these emanations, we are blessed and we will
continue our spiritual journey.
To the feet of Kyabje Zemey Dorje Chang I bow down,
who is the supreme manifestation of Heruka,
Do not be disappointed with the
intrigues of samsara and continue to emanate
and benefit us.
May your incarnation be long, fruitful and bring Losang's
doctrine to countless beings innumerable.~Tsem Rinpoche
3 Aug 17, 09:31 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5b2f7eu9047.jpg

To hear the holy lama’s voice,
to be in his presence or even to
see his form requires us to have the merits.
To implement the teachings of the lama
is not easy but not implementing the
teachings only leads to more difficulties.
I was fortunate to be in the presence of my
lama and have kept my samaya clean all these
years. To see, hear and remember your holy voice
and teachings I feel grateful. I only hope by
keeping my samaya clean with you now my lama,
I may meet you in future lives again without
distraction by samsara. I wish my stay in samsara
to be shorter and it is possible by your teachings.
May I practice and bring your teachings to many
tirelessly as many need it desperately. May I not
be disappointed by their unruly behaviour towards
me and at times I lose strength, but I think of you.
For in samsara everything has disappointed me and will
continue to as everything in samsara is a forced illusion.
I bow to the feet of my glorious Kyabje Zong Rinpoche!
~Tsem Rinpoche
2 Aug 17, 05:23 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5as9wyp4619.jpg Picture taken of Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sonia Waskin in Los Angeles when she came out to visit him.
2 Aug 17, 05:23 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5as9wsg5031.jpg Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sada Andreyev. Taken in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre in Los Angeles.
2 Aug 17, 05:22 AM
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Various pictures of Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Tsem Rinpoche was living in Los Angeles and his two cousins came out to visit him.
2 Aug 17, 05:06 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5as9r2w3699.jpg Tsem Rinpoche attending the wedding of Carmen Kichikov's brother. Tsem Rinpoche is 2nd from the right and in his adolescence.
2 Aug 17, 05:05 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5as9qvl7076.jpg The young Tsem Rinpoche with his parents Boris and Dana Bugayeff. And on the extreme right is Tsem Rinpoche's cousin Toktun Gugajew. This was in Howell, New Jersey, USA
2 Aug 17, 05:04 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5as9qnt2401.jpg The very young Tsem Rinpoche sticking his tongue out playfully with his childhood friends Nina and her sister and Evelyn Noronow.
2 Aug 17, 05:00 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: VERY HOLY AND SACRED. I was presented with this beautiful Tsa-tsa of Lord Maitreya Buddha a short while back. The clay of this tsa-tsa is mixed with the holy relics of the previous Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche!!
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was the junior tutor for over 30 years to the current 14th Dalai Lama. Wow.
Many of the teachings/talks/empowerments His Holiness Dalai Lama compassionately confers around the world came from Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. I sent this super precious Tsa-tsa to be encased and it arrived today. Blessings for everyone to view this.
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2 Aug 17, 04:58 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: Pictures of Tsem Rinpoche when he was very young in Taiwan.

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2 Aug 17, 04:57 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z5as8sp42349.jpg When my adorable Dharma boy came home to me. I love you Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
1 Aug 17, 08:32 PM
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Holy Tushi-ta paradise, Kechara paradise, Wu Tai San (Five Peaks of Manjushri holy place), Tashi lunpo monastery of Panchen Lama, Gaden Monastery, Sacred Mug Chug in Sakya and Shambhala are some of the places Dorje Shugden and entourage abide. When we do their long puja and in the beginning at the invocational part, we are invoking Dorje Shugden and entourage from these sacred places. They can abide simultaneously in many places because their bodies are enlightened bodies that can exist beyond time, space, dimensions and vortexes in multiple places simultaneously. The very fact you invite Dorje Shugden from these sacred places shows you his enlightened nature...Shambhala is the sacred place within the space of the Himalayan mountain range where people live long, spiritual and healthy lives with kindness and focus on the Kalacakra tantra system of practice to gain higher states of consciousness. Kalacakra was taught by Lord Buddha Himself over 2,500 years ago.

Praise to Shri Bhagawan Dorje Shugden the immutable. May a majestic and monumental outdoor statue of you with full blessings representing your enlightened rupa form appear soon to benefit all who would gaze upon it.
(photo)The sacred realm of Shambhala and the the depiction of the 25th King of Shambhala (emanation of Manjushri) emanating into the materialistic world where greed is destroying our planet to conquer materialistic thinking and bring our realm back to spiritual healing, connection to nature and a human renaissance.
May I all and all those with virtue be the cause of this to happen soon!

Begin your sacred journey to bless those around you, be protected from powerful negativities, invoke spiritual wealth, wisdom, compassion and a powerful ally into your life. You can enter the holy doorway here and change your life: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=66785

I wish you prayers, love and wisdom,
Tsem Rinpoche
Kechara
1 Aug 17, 08:24 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: Fishes, water creatures and all animals are sentient beings capable of feeling pain just like we do. They struggle and do not want to die. But we kill them and laugh at their struggle and their pain all in the name of protein for health. We advocate it by saying higher supreme beings made them for us. If they were made for us, why do they suffer when they are killed. They should just offer their flesh to us happily if they are made for us. Why is our health more important than another's. Then when we contract or develop deadly diseases we are so afraid of pain, treatment, side effects, surgery and all that but we were fine to let the flesh of animals be cut, sliced, bludgeoned, butchered and burned for our pleasure of eating. Their pain is okay but our's is not. How come we cannot stand pain but it's okay for their bodies to stand pain. How come we can go for treatment for our pain, but there is no mercy for their bodies? Because we are stronger? So if there is a stronger man and can overpower another man, does that mean he can take everything the weaker man has because he can do it and is stronger? Just because you can do it should not be a reason of doing it. Karma from eating flesh that came from killing and pain is heavy. When we give pain to others, karma returns back in similar ways even if it takes lifetimes to return. But surely it will.

It is better we don't get protein from meat so the animals can keep the protein in their own bodies. Give no pain to others internally or externally.~ Tsem Rinpoche

For more information: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/animals-vegetarianism
31 Jul 17, 03:03 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3osjscp5976.jpg Lord Buddha as a baby being held by his mother...very beautiful painting of a holy child and the holy mother....(Do click on the picture to enlarge and save and share....)
30 Jul 17, 06:28 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3oiom4y8461.jpg Is there life beyond the grave? If the soul exists, does it survive death? If so, when did the belief first arise that the soul may reincarnate, to be born anew in another physical body? Before we unlock the future we must find the keys to the past. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Join me and open the door to ancient mysteries beginning now, here on A&E. Continue reading here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37831
28 Jul 17, 09:43 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3mbtxlj7297.jpg Wherever I go, for years I have been carrying cans/bags of dog food in my car. I always have food in my car for them. I also carry water and paper/plastic plates to place the food on and give them a drink.

When I see hungry dogs, I do my best to feed them and give them food. Some see the food and wait nearby till I go away and eat. Some run away immediately. Some will eat later. Some come very nearby and eat immediately. When I see them, I recite mantras for them to hear. Usually Manjushri, Medicine Buddha and or Dorje Shugden mantras to plant dharma seeds in them for future lives. Depending on how scared they are because of the abuse they have been getting they will come near, go away or wait. Poor dogs. It's hard to be on the streets in the heat, rain and being kicked by others always and looking for food daily. 😪The abuses and hurt the street dogs endure nearly daily from people is incredible.

When I see female dogs with swollen breasts, I do my best to feed them even more because I know they have puppies nearby hidden usually and she needs to feed them. It's hard to see animals suffer and it is my small way to bring some relief to them whenever I can.

I use to go with groups of friends to different areas where I know there are very hungry dogs hiding or foraging for food like garbage dumps and feed them. But most of the time I just stop wherever I see them when I can.

Today Pastor Seng Piow fed a starving skinny mother doggie with food. She was able to eat up four cans of food in one go! She was that hungry. Good for her! She can produce some milk for her puppies today.😊

Be kind to animals always. Never hurt them or eat them. We pray to help all sentient beings in our prayers and that must include animals too. Be kind to everyone we meet as much as we can. It's a better way to live.

Tsem Rinpoche
28 Jul 17, 08:55 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3mbsmqd8781.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3mbsmqg3170.jpg "My job was to squeeze the coagulated blood down the hole in the floor. The blood was not to exceed more than 3 inches deep. I remember the smell, the uncontrollable shaking and the fearful cries of the cows while they were waiting their turn at death. I know they knew death was near. I remember the Kill Floor team high-fiving each other because they broke the record, killing 107 cows in 1 hour." - Peter Swissdorf, slaughterhouse worker".
28 Jul 17, 10:08 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3mb5qg01974.jpg This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche.

Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes.

This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche
28 Jul 17, 08:45 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3mautxt9349.jpg It was a great honour for myself and Kechara to have His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting us. He is a courageous and extremely brave abbot emeritus of the monastery during it's most difficult time.~Tsem Rinpoche - Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132602
21 Jul 17, 08:15 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3kcxers1389.jpg A beautiful photograph of a path walking down from Manjushri Hill in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
21 Jul 17, 07:00 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3kcuypu2640.jpg This picture is of KB lovingly holding Mumu while he tries to stand up. I was in the room with them and someone else took this picture. It is a very sad and poignant picture because just a short while after this picture was taken, Mumu passed away with all of us present. This was the last picture of my little Mumu alive. We immediately did puja for Mumu and he is sorely missed by many as he touched our lives deeply. Tsem Rinpoche
21 Jul 17, 06:36 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3kcus5u5663.jpg I am looking for the print of this painting in higher file and sharper so I can print out. Does anyone know where I can find this? Do let me know. Thanks.
21 Jul 17, 06:35 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3kcurso9561.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3kcursp7629.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3kcursx2422.jpg One of the most beautiful statues of Lord Buddha I have ever seen. This stunning image is in a temple in Sri Lanka. I really like Sri Lanka ..when I visited a few years back, it was a very good experience and very spiritual.
21 Jul 17, 06:31 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: One of the older Bigfoot documentaries I enjoy. There a few documentaries and TV movies on Bigfoot that are made in the 1970's era that are excellent. Although the video may be grainy and not super clear, it is nevertheless still very enjoyable. Anyone out there interested in Bigfoots/Sasquatch and Yetis as I am? Here is one of the documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXkiBLPyEho
17 Jul 17, 02:25 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: On this blog I have loaded many high quality prints of various thangkas and illustrations for your free download. You can download, print out and gift to others or print out for your shrine. Last night a very high quality Naropa was uploaded and ready for you to download. Download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
10 Jul 17, 10:27 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z3fo4xl14676.jpg Indian sadhus and mendicants also very happy to receive Bhagwan Dorje Shugden
3 Jul 17, 10:00 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: So many of the problems I experienced is because I created it myself directly or indirectly. Anytime I had relief from my problems even mentally is because I applied a section of Buddha's teachings to it. If that is the case, if I apply the teachings all the way, I will really find the solution to everything.~Tsem Rinpoche
30 Jun 17, 05:04 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1pi88pw7281.jpg My land outside of my house in the mountains is simple and dotted with flowers and paved with natural stones..healthy views and nutritious organically grown vegetables coupled with deep meditational chanting of Manjushri's mantra daily with billowing incense. We also chant Avalokitevara's mantra too...wisdom and compassion are so necessary. I have occasional visitors but only those who are truly ready to turn their minds away from this empty materialistic life. Our patio has simple and wholesome rooms facing the snow mountains and blue skies with a lake nearby. Yetis will visit occasionally and we leave fruit out for them. This is my dream house and environment which has been in my mind for decades.  Tsem Rinpoche
30 Jun 17, 05:00 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1pi7apt1005.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1pi7apw6388.jpg Our patio outside of my house in the mountains is simple and dotted with flowers and paved with natural stones..healthy views and nutritious organically grown vegetables coupled with deep meditational chanting of Manjushri's mantra daily with billowing incense. I have occasional visitors but only those who are truly ready to turn their minds away from this empty life. Our patio has simple and wholesome rooms facing the snow mountains and blue skies with a lake nearby. Yetis will visit occasionally and we leave fruit out for them. This is my dream house and environment. Tsem Rinpoche
30 Jun 17, 04:57 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1pi7ajk1643.jpg Near my meditation house is a beautiful crystal blue turquoise lake. In this lakes lives a Naga who is calm and elderly. He accepts gifts of food and incense and in return he makes sure the area is free of natural disasters. There are also earth beings living nearby at the foot of the mountains. They cannot be seen but are attracted to the sound of mantra. Daily after my meditation on Manjushri I visit the lake and sit by the lake and meditate on astral travelling. When I leave my body, I can travel to anywhere on this planet but better to other dimensions where Buddhas are teaching. The lake is surrounded by mountains of snow and near my house I have a outdoor 9ft Manjushri carved of stone and a Dorje Shugden statue is in the process of being carved. 100 Butterlamps are offered to them daily. My mind is calm and focused. If death should take me now, bardo should be without fears. Because the reward is not in this life. This life has no rewards. Tsem Rinpoche
30 Jun 17, 04:57 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1pi7a557545.jpg My house or Tsem Ladrang is the white building on top where I am focused on Manjushri with chanting, offerings, incense, meditation, prayers and hoping to become one with this illustrious wisdom sword wielding Bodhisattva. The days are filled with useful activities that open the mind within fully. I spend all my time on expunging all projections, karmas and thoughts from my mind. I leave my mind clean and clear daily. Tsem Rinpoche
30 Jun 17, 05:36 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1phj8de5243.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1phj8dg1278.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1phj8eg6213.jpg Drepung Loseling Monastery's Scholar Geshe Namgyal Wangchen shares his thoughts on Tsem Rinpoche's works. Very moving to listen to: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132495#sthash.Aw2Vmrqd.dpuf
29 Jun 17, 08:58 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1njqh4p1256.jpg Some of my favorite people
(1st row) Alexandra David-Neel, Nicholas Roerich, Helena Roerich, Anagarika Govinda
(2nd row) Walter Evans-Wentz, John Blofeld, Bill Porter (Red Pine), Ekai Kawaguchi
29 Jun 17, 01:10 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: If you do something not right, never hide it from others or avoid. But one should confess it sincerely and purify one's mind of it. One should apologize but not a ego apology which is to look good as you know everyone knows what you have done, but a real apology. A genuine apology is when you apologize for the disappointment or pain you have created and not do it again. When we hide behind our mistakes, it lessens our spirituality and humanity. When we apologize and not let it happen again, we grow deeply both spiritually and as a human. LIfe is about learning and growing. ~Tsem Rinpoche
29 Jun 17, 01:09 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1njg7j45121.jpg Painted by Li Gotami. So nice house and very idyllic. With mountains in the background and you can see a lama with red hat sitting with someone with long hair in front. Beautiful landscape and flowers. So wonderful.
29 Jun 17, 01:09 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1njg7di5406.jpg HHs 6th Panchen Lama Chokyi Nima with Frederick O' Connor Calcutta 1905
25 Jun 17, 03:41 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1mfky6a8209.jpg Look at this wooded path with the sun streaming in...how fortunate to be living in this type of environment and to walk through this or to see this everyday. So much more healthy than the city where we live with mirage like dreams that end in emptiness. The more we chase the material, the more we will end up sad. Tsem Rinpoche
24 Jun 17, 04:07 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1m6bpza5373.jpg Wherever I go, for years I have been carrying cans/bags of dog food in my car. I always have food in my car for them. I also carry water and paper/plastic plates to place the food on and give them a drink.

When I see hungry dogs, I do my best to feed them and give them food. Some see the food and wait nearby till I go away and eat. Some run away immediately. Some will eat later. Some come very nearby and eat immediately. When I see them, I recite mantras for them to hear. Usually Manjushri, Medicine Buddha and or Dorje Shugden mantras to plant dharma seeds in them for future lives. Depending on how scared they are because of the abuse they have been getting they will come near, go away or wait. Poor dogs. It's hard to be on the streets in the heat, rain and being kicked by others always and looking for food daily. 😪The abuses and hurt the street dogs endure nearly daily from people is incredible.

When I see female dogs with swollen breasts, I do my best to feed them even more because I know they have puppies nearby hidden usually and she needs to feed them. It's hard to see animals suffer and it is my small way to bring some relief to them whenever I can.

I use to go with groups of friends to different areas where I know there are very hungry dogs hiding or foraging for food like garbage dumps and feed them. But most of the time I just stop wherever I see them when I can.

Today Pastor Seng Piow fed a starving skinny mother doggie with food. She was able to eat up four cans of food in one go! She was that hungry. Good for her! She can produce some milk for her puppies today.😊

Be kind to animals always. Never hurt them or eat them. We pray to help all sentient beings in our prayers and that must include animals too. Be kind to everyone we meet as much as we can. It's a better way to live.

Tsem Rinpoche
16 Jun 17, 03:04 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: We received the practice of Dorje Shugden not from an ordinary being, not an ordinary scholar, not an ordinary teacher or ordinary monk but we received it from one of the greatest living debate masters, ex-Abbots of Gaden Shartse Monastery, erudite, seasoned, tantric practitioner, an oceanic master of Sutra and Tantra, a person who is well known for his occult abilities, and a highly attained master, a master of all masters, a master that taught the Geshes and the monks of Gaden, Sera and Drepung, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gave us the Dorje Shugden practice and he practiced Dorje Shugden his whole life. We will keep our practice of Dorje Shugden and share with many other people who are ready for the sacred and powerful practice.
- H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.
This is the precious advice on Dorje Shugden in the voice of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche himself: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
11 Jun 17, 10:38 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1gx0kco5864.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1gx0kcw1522.jpg Sometimes Dorje Shugden will reach people who really will have no other hope in the world except poverty and hard work with no end. At least with Dorje Shugden's swift actions, these types of wonderful people will have hope and a chance in life. We must give them this hope and through Dorje Shugden a chance. May I be the cause of Dorje Shugden reaching the poorest of the poor and give them hope, light and betterment. May they be blessed.~Tsem Rinpoche
11 Jun 17, 09:33 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1gwz4u12536.jpg Picture of this sacred Green Tara and information below shared and found by Wylfred:

This image of the Green Tara as worshipped in Guang-ren Temple has a history of more than 1,300 years, older than the history of the temple by1,000 years. During the Tang dynasty, when the Tibetan King Songzain Gambo sent his minister Lu Dongzan as his messenger to the Tang Emperor to make aproposal for marrying Princess Wencheng, this image of the Green Tara was presented to the Tang Emperor as a gift. The Tang Emperor first placed the image in Kai-yuan Temple of Chang’an, the monastery for the imperial court. When Princess Wencheng was married and went to live in Tibet, she brought with her from Kai-yuan Temple the life-size image of the *12-year-old Shakyamuni Buddha. One day, when the Tang Emperor came to Kai-yuan for worship, he noticed the lotus white marble base to be empty. Just as he was wondering which sacred image should now be put on the white lotus base, the Green Tara Bodhisattva magically started speaking: “His Majesty does not have to worry about that. Let me take the place of Shakyamuni Buddhain his role of teaching and blessing the sentient creatures in the capital of Chang’an.” Ever since then, the name of the Green Tara became known all over China.

So when Emperor Kangxi of the Qing decreed to have Guangren Temple built, he also moved the image of the Green Tara from Kai-yuan Temple to Guang-ren Temple. After that, Guang-ren Temple has become the only worship placeof the Green Tara in the country.

*Jowo Rinpoche the famous Buddha now in Lhasa
11 Jun 17, 03:31 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: I am happy to publish a few new very good blog posts. Must scroll up and take a look at the latest published posts!!
10 Jun 17, 05:48 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1gmllwp2308.jpg Do share this message and create more awareness. Thank you
8 Jun 17, 05:58 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1eeoxz65468.jpg This monk is seeing a yeti. Bigfoots are called Yetis in the Himalayan region. Perhaps the monk is giving a message to be carried by the quick footed yeti to another monk meditator somewhere over a long distance in the mountains of snow.
Tsem Rinpoche
8 Jun 17, 02:05 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: I enjoyed this Bigfoot documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXkiBLPyEho&feature=youtu.be
4 Jun 17, 01:41 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1d9vja02694.jpg This is a photo of myself with my brother Puntsok. He had visited me in Gaden Shartse Monastery many years back. Tsem Rinpoche
4 Jun 17, 01:39 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1d9vhoh5502.jpg This is my house in Gaden Shartse Monastery. My father had sponsored the building of it when he saw the crude conditions I was living in when he visited Gaden Shartse Monastery. I appreciated it very much.
4 Jun 17, 01:38 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1d9vho03800.jpg I offered this beautiful 5 feet Avalokitesvara in the four armed manifestation to Gaden Shartse Monastery many years back. This picture was taken in front of my house in Gaden Shartsem Monastery.
4 Jun 17, 01:36 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1d9vh1s6367.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1d9vh1u2911.jpg One of the kindest and most genuine senior monks I have ever met. This is myself with the most Venerable Geshe Wangchen of Drepung Monastery. He was knowledgable, always engaged in practice and taught the dharma eloquently. I had the opportunity to spend much time with him and learn from him.
4 Jun 17, 01:34 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8z1d9vgp01252.jpg Nice to see superstar Boy George praying to the Buddha and sending good wishes to his fellow superstar George Michael. Lovely to see this.
2 Jun 17, 02:13 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: Dear treasured friends,

Please read these beautiful new posts that has been prepared by our hardworking team. They really spent so much time researching, preparing, writing these beautiful and informative posts so knowledge can be shared. Please do leave your comments on what you have learned under each post.

Hope you enjoy these wonderful new posts!

Thank you.

Tsem Rinpoche

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1. Unique Dorje Shugden Oracle Statue in Kechara Forest Retreat
http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/unique-dorje-shugden-oracle-statue-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html

2. The Collected Works of H.H Pabongka Rinpoche
http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-collected-works-of-h-h-pabongka-rinpoche.html

3. John Blofeld and His Spiritual Journey
http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/john-blofeld-and-his-spiritual-journey.html

4. Zaya Pandita Luvsanperenlei (1642 – 1708)
http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zaya-pandita-luvsanperenlei-1642-1708.html

5. Ribur Rinpoche’s profound meeting with Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche
http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ribur-rinpoches-profound-meeting-with-kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche.html

6. George Roerich – Light of the Morning Star
http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/george-roerich-light-of-the-morning-star.html

Thank you very much.
1 Jun 17, 03:39 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: “If one does the recitation of the Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga prayer for even one month using one of the visualizations for great or clear or quick wisdom, one will definitely see development of that wisdom. It is proved by experience. There is no doubt that by doing the Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga practice one can meet Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings from life to life. And furthermore, it gives one the opportunity to be born in the pure realm of Lama Tsongkhapa, Gaden Yiga Chozin, whenever death happens.”
~ Pabongkha Rinpoche
25 May 17, 08:42 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yznenx948805.jpg I take refuge in a Buddha always. Seeing the ills, deceptions and lies of samsara, I bow low to the Buddha's feet and aspire to be free of samsara deeply. In all my lives may I be a monk or nun and practice the virtuous dharma and never be embroiled in samsara's entanglements which are pure deception. Tsem Rinpoche
21 May 17, 10:25 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmb0mj83208.jpg Lady Buddha Diamond Dakini Vajra Yogini, you appear in so many forms, guises and methods out of great compasion to bring me to your paradise of Kechara heaven. Bless me to waste no more time and engage in my spirituality thoroughly and may I see your coral visage soon. Bless me that I surrender all my games, attachments, projections and endless chasing of all that is futile in samsara now.... Tsem Rinpoche
21 May 17, 10:25 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmb0mit1995.jpg All that we want in samsara is just fleeting and illusionary and we are tired of chasing something that is so short lived, Lady Buddha Dakini Vajra Yogini, please embrace me as you did Naropa with great affection and lift me to your Kechara Paradise in my rainbow body. ~Tsem Rinpoche
21 May 17, 09:53 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmar1hs4055.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmar1hw2795.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmar1hy1178.jpg Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. There is so much to explore. I have compiled 20 MUST VISIT places for you to see in Sri Lanka. Enjoy the post and the great pictures! Enjoy: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=127234
21 May 17, 09:41 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmaqy2r5968.jpg Rasvehera is a typical Sri Lankan forest monastery from the Anuradhapura period. It is a secluded monastery even today, but became a kind of education centre for the surrounding villages, offering Buddhist Sunday school classes for childrenr. Rasvehera is known for a giant rock-cut Buddha, often called Sasseruwa-Buddha, which is of almost the same size and similar to the famous Aukana-Buddha in 12 km distance, probably from the ninth or tenth century, though legend has it connected with King Dathusena in the 5th century. Two cave temples with Kandy-style paintings similar to Dambulla, but on smaller scale, are further attractions. The area is frequented by wild elephants and became a wildlife conservation area, too. Rasvehera is a perfect destination for nature lovers in the heritage zone called Cultural Triangle.

The Buddha statue of Sasseruwa. also called Sesuruwa, is situated only 11 km west of the famous Aukana Buddha. The name “Sasseruwa” could be interpreted as the “similar statue”. The Sasseruwa Buddha statue is not as easily accessible as the Aukana statue, Sasseruwa remains to be an off the beaten track destination indeed. It belongs to an ancient cave monasterie of 99 cells dating back to the 2nd century BC. Some of them are decorated with typical Kandyan paintings from the 18th century. Today, the area is a wildlife sanctuary. To learn more about the Rasvehera monastery and holiday opportunities, please visit our Rasvehera page.

The Sasseruwa Buddha statue can be reached by climbing 300 steps. The statue is only slightly smaller than the Aukana Buddha, but it is not as spatial but connected to the rock with its entire back. The Sasseruwa statue is not completed. One ear is unfinished and the pedastal only consists of a square block of stone that remained undecorated. The workmanship of the garment looks inferior. Unlike the Aukana Buddha, the rock-cut statue of Sasseruwa was wrought in sunken relief on a large escarpment.

Popular legend has it that the two statues are the work of a master (guru) a his student (golaya). The two statues are said to be the result of a competition between these two sculptors. The story goes that the master created the Aukana statue, while his student constucted the statue at Sasseruwa. The first of them to complete his statue had to notify it to the other one by ringing a bell. They sculpted away for years until finally it was the master who managed to complete his statue first. When hearing his bell ringing in 11 km distance, the student, who lost the competition, left the Sasseruwa statue uncompleted.

There is another theory that Sasseruwa was a kind prototype of the Aukana statue carved by the same sculptor. Indeed, it is likely that the Aukana and Sasseruwa Buddhas, although they differ significantly, are from the same period, most probably the eigth century.

http://www.sightseeing-lankatours.com/blog/sasseruwa-buddha-raswehera-monastery
21 May 17, 09:13 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmaqog68754.jpg Sacred and holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini being escorted from the Vajra Yogini temple on the streets on festival day to bless the masses. Tsem Rinpoche
21 May 17, 08:29 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmaperq5061.jpg Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Sri Lanka; 8th - 9th century This detailed sculpture depicts Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, holding a flask filled with ambrosia in his left hand and making the "fear not" gesture with his right. He is identifiable by the seated Amitabha Buddha in his headdress, his spiritual father. His coiffure is finely rendered with piled-up loops of hair on top and braids in the back. This image's small size suggests that it was intended for personal devotion.
21 May 17, 08:29 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmapemw8390.jpg Spanish painting called 'Buddha`s temptations' and painted in 1921 by Eduardo Chicharro Aguera (1873-1949).
21 May 17, 07:50 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmao6cp5098.jpg This is a 2nd-3rd Century Pakistan-Gandhara period Shakyamuni carving. It is exquisite. It conveys the serenity of Lord Buddha's enlightenment so perfectly. Tsem Rinpoche
21 May 17, 07:47 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmao65s6736.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmao65v5662.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmao65y6221.jpg Where there is Avalokitesvara there is Bodhicitta, where there is Bodhicitta there is compassion and where this is compassion there is love, hope and acceptance.-Tsem Rinpoche
21 May 17, 07:11 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmanvgy5398.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmanvbp5729.jpg Avalokiteshvara with vase. Also from Kelaniya Temple, Sri Lanka.
21 May 17, 07:07 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmantch4162.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmantcj4651.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmantcn5198.jpg Such beautiful images of Lord Buddha
21 May 17, 07:06 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmantc43355.jpg Beautiful Avalokitesvara image in the Kelaniya Temple grounds in Sri Lanka. A place to visit!
20 May 17, 07:12 PM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm1dkb62727.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm1dkb97087.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm1dkba5860.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm1dkbc7841.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm1dkc05851.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm1dkc22496.jpg

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