25 Jun 17, 03:41 AMTsem 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 PMTsem 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.
16 Jun 17, 03:04 PMTsem 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 PMTsem 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 PMTsem 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 PMTsem 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 PMTsem 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 PMTsem 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.
8 Jun 17, 02:05 PMTsem Rinpoche: I enjoyed this Bigfoot documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXkiBLPyEho&feature=youtu.be
4 Jun 17, 01:41 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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!
1. Unique Dorje Shugden Oracle Statue in Kechara Forest Retreat
2. The Collected Works of H.H Pabongka Rinpoche
3. John Blofeld and His Spiritual Journey
4. Zaya Pandita Luvsanperenlei (1642 – 1708)
5. Ribur Rinpoche’s profound meeting with Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche
6. George Roerich – Light of the Morning Star
Thank you very much.
1 Jun 17, 03:39 PMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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.
21 May 17, 09:13 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 AMTsem 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 PMTsem 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
Some beautiful images on Vajra Yogini. Just click on any pictures to enlarge and view and save.
20 May 17, 07:11 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm1dk5k8196.jpg When Buddha Tara arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
20 May 17, 03:46 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm188k08679.jpg Gyuto monks chanting praise to Chakrasamvara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njpNKXsyA1k#action=share
20 May 17, 03:42 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm187r75985.jpg Dear friends,
Please carefully watch this 15 minute video on a man who quit his job and started living and growing things in his property. Watch till the end and listen carefully to what he says. It is one of the best descriptions I’ve seen in a long time. You will see Buddha on his property too and see his freshly plucked veggies and he does not buy from store. Many of his pain and body health problems disappeared.
Please take the time to watch this and see how it can help us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jh1481J6qw#t=886.396749
20 May 17, 07:35 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm0oh132059.jpg When I was 14 or so in Howell, this was the first Vajra Yogini picture I was given by a friend. I was so happy and it is so rare to find pictures back then of the Buddhas.
20 May 17, 07:14 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm0oao98620.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzm0oaoi1459.jpg Closeup- Very rare statue of Vajra Yogini with her hands crossed at the heart: https://himalayanbuddhistart.wordpress.com/category/all/tibet/female-deities/vajrayogini-forms/
19 May 17, 06:48 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzk3faqd9375.jpg Wesak is the biggest Buddhist international holiday of the year. It is a holiday celebrated by all Buddhists no matter their denomination. It is the day Lord Buddha became enlightened. It is the same day Lord Buddha was born and passed into parinirvana. Nice to see this message from the president of the USA wishing Buddhists well around the world. Good leadership respects all religions, cultures and races. This is heartwarming to see.
19 May 17, 06:40 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzk3f9dd4320.jpg Beng Kooi and Su Ming have been long time friends and very hard working in many of the projects that benefit others. They have very kind hearts and very generous souls. They are excellent friends to always have.
19 May 17, 06:35 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzk3f70g2937.jpg Click on the picture to enlarge and read my humble message to you.
19 May 17, 06:34 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzk3f6yt7477.jpg Su Ming loves Mumu boy so much. So heartwarming to see.
19 May 17, 06:33 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzk3f6er4246.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzk3f6es5919.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzk3f6eu9700.jpg We passed out one Tara statue, all day food and a Dorje Shugden comic to all the monks in Shar Gaden of over 700 monks. We have sponsored Shar Gaden Monastery in many of their projects and financial needs for many years now. I thank Kecharians for this in the past as they are very generous and kind. Tsem Rinpoche
19 May 17, 02:46 PMTsem Rinpoche: I saw this campy low budget Sci Fi movie as a kid and liked it very much. The acting, set and budget is so-so but somehow this movie Mission Stardust seem to work. I like the plot and the campy robots, gadgets, flying saucer and the inhabitants. I watch it over and over to relax and just kick back. Neat. Hope you can watch it one day. LOL. You might enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIoriDnEWgs
17 May 17, 07:05 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzjirvaa6036.jpg There is a famous story of how Heruka actually appeared to Pabongka when he visited Cimburi in Tibet, where there is an image of Heruka. This is where the Blood drinker’s mountains are and this name refers to Heruka – Drinker of Blood. Apparently, Pabongka went to this place three times during his lifetime.
When he first went there, this image spoke to him, opened its mouth and a tremendous amount of nectar came out. Pabongka collected the nectar from the mouth of Heruka while in the presence of sixty or seventy people. This nectar was then made into nectar pills. The Gelugpa’s current nectar pills originate from there.
It is also stated that this very same cave in Cimburi where Pabongka received the nectar from the Heruka image was the place where Heruka promised him the following:-
“From now on, for the next seven generations, whoever practices my teaching, I will protect and help.”
15 May 17, 01:18 PMTsem Rinpoche: Please take a look at this video and be prepared to have your heart warmed up: https://www.facebook.com/inthenow/videos/811743748975996/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED
13 May 17, 04:05 AMTsem Rinpoche: This is one of the most entertaining documentary stories I've ever seen. It's entertaining every moment and highly creative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMYfsPTsK0Q&feature=youtu.be
8 May 17, 03:31 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzfcsl005662.jpg When the ban first came into place, the monks protested against the ban in Gaden Monastery. Samdong Rinpoche was there and saw the protests which later he and Tibetan leadership took fierce and quick actions to cut all protests and expel all monks who protested. There is no democracy. Dorje Shugden has been practiced by individual and khamtsen group monks in Sera, Drepung and Gaden for four hundred years and suddenly it is not allowed. No religious freedom. What the Tibetan leadership wants, they will impose their will. If you disobey, protest or not agree, you will be banished or silenced.
8 May 17, 03:23 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzfcsi6w6314.jpg I like this painting very much. It is Lord Buddha as a small child sitting on his aunt's lap. Very nice style of painting.
8 May 17, 02:51 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzfcrcqb2518.jpg My Mumu boy's first haircut after I brought him home as part of my family.
7 May 17, 01:58 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzf2qe4n2539.jpg Please download this meme and share with others. Thank you.
5 May 17, 01:25 PMTsem Rinpoche: Actual physical description of the Mahasiddha Naropa
One of the few reliable historical accounts of him comes from a Tibetan translator named Ngatso Lotsawa, who made an effort to visit Naropa at the monastery of Phullahari while waiting to visit with Atiśa at Vikramashila.
Because I went alone as an insignificant monk to see the Lord Atisha —— and because he tarried for a year in Magadha – I thought I would go see the Lord Naropa, since his reputation was so great. I went east from Magadha for a month, as I had heard that the Lord was staying in the monastery known as Phullahari. Very great merit arose from being able to go see him. On the day I arrived, they said some feudal prince had come to pay homage. So I went to the spot, and a great throne had been erected. I sat right in front of it. The whole crowd started buzzing, “The Lord is coming!” I looked and the Lord was physically quite corpulent, with his white hair [stained with henna] bright red, and a vermilion turban on. He was being carried [on a palanquin] by four men, and was chewing betel-leaf. I grabbed his feet and thought, “I should listen to his pronoucements!” Stronger and stronger people, though, pushed me further and further from his feet and finally I was tossed out of the crowd. So, there I saw the Lord’s face, but did not actually hear his voice.
(Davidson, Ronald M. Indian Esoteric Buddhism. pg 317. Columbia University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-231-12618-2)
4 May 17, 09:13 AMTsem Rinpoche: This is a pretty good documentary of reincarnation: Please all of you watch this on your own when free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMcQ-5knYgg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDI3M9VB8BU&t=76s
4 May 17, 08:25 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yze915xh6432.jpg 62 deity Heruka..wow
4 May 17, 08:18 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yze913c02095.jpg . Every person who has Maha-annutartantra empowerments (Eg. Heruka, Guhyasamaja, Yamantaka, Vajra Yogimi, Chittamani-Tara, Kalacakra, Hevajra, Gyalwa Gyatso Chenresig, etc) should keep a copy of this on their shrine or prayer book. These are all the ritual items tantric practitioner must keep by commitment. If it is in picture form, it is permissable also.
4 May 17, 04:43 AMTsem Rinpoche: 那洛巴大成就者能親見金剛瑜伽母。他常被描繪成有瘦小的個子，但實際上卻是非常肥胖的。在格魯傳承的金剛瑜伽母法門中，每天必念的祈請文中包含迎請那洛巴尊者給予加持的內容，因為他是金剛瑜伽母法門的傳承祖師之一。 其中一個關於他的可靠歷史記載來自名為雅措的西藏譯師。這位譯師曾在超戒寺等待與阿底峽尊者會面期間，到普拉哈里寺拜訪那洛巴尊者。以下記載為他當時的所見所聞： 由於我獨自以一個卑微的出家人去見阿底峽尊者——也因為他在摩揭陀國逗留一年——所以我想我應該拜訪那洛巴尊者，因為他遐邇聞名。我從摩揭陀國到東部一個月，因為我聽說尊者當時住在普拉哈里寺。我得以親見尊者是由於大功德的生起。在我抵達的那天，他們告訴我某個封建的王子前來示敬。因此，我前往那個地點，並看到那裏已經安放一個法座，我便坐在法座的正前面。接著，前來的大眾紛紛說：「尊者來了！」我看到的尊者身型蠻肥大，白髮間帶有鮮紅褐色，裹著朱紅的頭巾。尊者坐在由四人抬著的轎子上，口中咀嚼蒟醬。我抓著其足想：「我會諦聽其教誨！」由於人群逐漸擁擠，我漸漸被推離其足，最後被擠出人群。因此，我看到尊者的容貌，但是聽不到他的聲音。 （譯自 Davidson, Ronald M. Indian Esoteric Buddhism. pg 317. Columbia University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-231-12618-2） **************** I would love to make a new thangka of him with the correct corpulent body. Also a 9ft statue of him for outdoors in KFR would be very appropriate also...having his statue will invoke the blessings of our Vajra Yogini lineage onto KFR and all who visit and live there. 我希望可以製造一幅新的唐卡，並繪上他正確且肥胖的身軀。同時我也希望能塑造其一尊九尺的塑像，那會很適合放在克切拉禪修林的戶外。若安放其塑像在禪修林，那是可以祈請我們金剛瑜伽母傳承的加持來到禪修林，並加持其居民和前來參訪的人。
4 May 17, 03:25 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yze8u4wn4075.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yze8u4wo6481.jpg Some messages to share on these pictures from my heart.
4 May 17, 01:15 AMTsem Rinpoche: A good lesson in impermanence and how time passes. This is the talented Peter Frampton in 1975 singing his hit song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLgeTtYwQ7o The same Peter Frampton in 2012 singing the same hit song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArWfFUcIy-A (37 years later) Very talented and timeless but still age catches up no matter how strong, how beautiful, how rich, how famous, how talented we are. In the end, when we enter our death stages, only merits and spiritual practice can help us. No doubt our legacy we leave behind can bring some pleasure to others, but it may not help us.
4 May 17, 12:59 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yze8q7nd1430.jpg Actual physical description of the Mahasiddha Naropa One of the few reliable historical accounts of him comes from a Tibetan translator named Ngatso Lotsawa, who made an effort to visit Naropa at the monastery of Phullahari while waiting to visit with Atiśa at Vikramashila. Because I went alone as an insignificant monk to see the Lord Atisha —— and because he tarried for a year in Magadha – I thought I would go see the Lord Naropa, since his reputation was so great. I went east from Magadha for a month, as I had heard that the Lord was staying in the monastery known as Phullahari. Very great merit arose from being able to go see him. On the day I arrived, they said some feudal prince had come to pay homage. So I went to the spot, and a great throne had been erected. I sat right in front of it. The whole crowd started buzzing, “The Lord is coming!” I looked and the Lord was physically quite corpulent, with his white hair [stained with henna] bright red, and a vermilion turban on. He was being carried [on a palanquin] by four men, and was chewing betel-leaf. I grabbed his feet and thought, “I should listen to his pronoucements!” Stronger and stronger people, though, pushed me further and further from his feet and finally I was tossed out of the crowd. So, there I saw the Lord’s face, but did not actually hear his voice. (Davidson, Ronald M. Indian Esoteric Buddhism. pg 317. Columbia University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-231-12618-2)
2 May 17, 01:21 PMTsem Rinpoche: This has over 2 million views already..This is neat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r34Sqv-iblc
2 May 17, 10:31 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzdpda111319.jpg This thangka is painted around the actual hand print and foot print of the lama. That is very unique. The lama first put his hand and foot print on the canvas. Then they paint around it. Because in Tibet, the foot/hand prints of one's guru is considered very sacred. They even painted lotus seats under the prints to show respect...nice. The lama's yidam ontop, the lama in the middle and the protector at bottom..very complete.
2 May 17, 09:28 AMTsem Rinpoche: Who in living in Malaysia and does not have a Dorje Shugden statue and would like one?
2 May 17, 04:15 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzdow9pl4322.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzdow9pu2200.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzdow9pw5815.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzdow9q07301.jpg Some words to share with you all.
2 May 17, 04:15 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzdow9pc7907.jpg I admire Pakpa Samding Rinpoche who is Vajra Yogini. She is so grand and very high ranking tulku in Tibet....She has been incarnating for many lifetimes and manifested many occult abilities due to the power of her meditations.
1 May 17, 02:50 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzdeu6td9632.jpg This is an interesting video on reincarnation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6m-UL93nXA
1 May 17, 02:00 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzdesu382123.jpg An old picture of a Tibetan oracle in full trance. It is in the Muli region of Tibet. Very old photo taken by Joseph Rock.
30 Apr 17, 11:33 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrgh8ue6840.jpg Mdm Alexander David-Neel is surely one of my heroes and people I look up to. Her fearlessness in exploring her spirituality in Tibet at a time not many were allowed in Tibet is amazing. She mastered Sanskrit and Tibetan languages and studied, practiced, retreated and meditated. Amazing. She lived to be 100 years old and passed away in France where her house now is a beautiful museum to visit. I would like to visit her house one day very much. She is in the category of Ekai Kawaguchi and Nicholas Roerich who all visited Tibet to learn Buddhism. Here in the picture she is in her retreat cave house in North India in Sikkim. She was living near a meditation master and she was practicing Tummo and other tantric practices. She wrote many books on Buddhism and lived her life in pure spirituality. I just love this picture so much as it represents real freedom. Being in a daily samsaric life is being in a pure prison of paying bills, children, food, outings, trips, getting old, sickness and empty death. She is amazing and I have blog post on her as I admire her very much. I would very much like to do what she has done. To give up all secular life and secular concerns and enter spirituality completely. Tsem Rinpoche
30 Apr 17, 04:19 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jxl9868.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jxt7123.jpg I don't know who this Japanese 'master' is but he resembles Kyabje Zong Rinpoche some how. I like this look very much.
30 Apr 17, 04:18 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jqx8675.jpg Dharma boy has the cutest eyes. You don't get to see them often because it's usually half covered by his eyebrows, but when you do, it's magic. Very gentle doggie and cute expressions.
30 Apr 17, 04:16 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jdh1299.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jdj7252.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jdl3190.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9ji93809.jpg I have always liked to gaze upon pictures of holy beings, monks, nuns, meditators, hermits, asectics and basically people who pursue the spiritual realms
30 Apr 17, 04:15 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jbs3133.jpg Mumu with Zamkar, Oser girl and Dharma boy...super cute little gang of Cute Attack Monsters!
30 Apr 17, 03:45 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e8n7142.jpg I am looking for this book. Can anyone find it?
30 Apr 17, 03:45 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e2x6476.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e364647.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e398099.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e807148.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e834824.jpg I love paintings by Nicholas Roerich. They are spiritual, evocative, simple yet it touches something deep within me. I am a great admirer of Nicholas Roerich. I have visited his museum in NYC. I wish to visit the large one in Moscow one day very much.
30 Apr 17, 03:41 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8dg91334.jpg Wow...big statues in Tibet are springing up easily and very well done.
30 Apr 17, 03:30 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf88r89029.jpg This is so funny. You must download and share it...hehe
30 Apr 17, 03:29 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf88pk8535.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf88ps8159.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf88pu8903.jpg I will get these books and will read them..very interesting indeed
26 Apr 17, 02:24 AMTsem Rinpoche: Rarely Viewed UFO Documentary (Enhanced): The UFO Syndrome - Full Documentary - This is a very interesting documentary. I wanted to share it here with my friends around the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suk51TOH7hU
25 Apr 17, 08:37 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehf081966.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehi5f1214.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehi5h6506.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehi5k7889.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehi617400.jpg His Holiness Kyabje Pabonga Dechen Nyingpo use to meditate in a cave retreat monastery near Sera Monastic University in Lhasa. In the place he meditated very deeply on Heruka and Vajra Yogini. From that place three naturally formed eyes of Heruka formed from rock (rangjung) and a water dripping formed on it's own that the sound heard was Vajra Yogini's mantra. Very blessed cave where people till this day go and visit. There is a sacred Vajra Yogini statue in the cave too. Everything associated with Kyabje Pabonga Rinpoche is really sacred and holy. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4297
25 Apr 17, 08:21 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehedx4580.jpg This is what I call cozy and the kind of environment I would like inside my room. From within I can see all the greens on the outside. Very pleasant and inviting.
25 Apr 17, 08:04 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh8bd6397.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh8g07428.jpg Back in the 1980's in Los Angeles, I had a 1972 blue beetle bug Volkswagon. It was cool. It didn't have alot of power or cannot go very fast and also going uphills was nearly impossible. There are parts of Hollywood in Los Angeles it's quite hilly and my car can never make it up and in fact roll back. But it got me around, it played music and there were some major repairs, but it did serve it's purpose and I was glad to have that car. It was perfect for a youth like me.
25 Apr 17, 08:02 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh89w9981.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh89x1986.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh89z6644.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh8a11159.jpg Look at these beautiful watches available at Kechara
23 Apr 17, 08:52 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxnuihab4308.jpg Picture is Neelum Valley Pakistan. I can see my house right here on the other side of the bridge....this is the PERFECT ENVIRONMENT FOR ME and what I have been seeking. I would just commission a large 10 ft stone Manjushri to be placed out side of my house with canopy and make a lot of offerings daily and engage in meditations, walks, reading and growing fresh vegetables. I would love to live in this environment. Just seeing this picture brings great excitement, peace and happiness to my mind. Tsem Rinpoche
23 Apr 17, 03:32 AMTsem Rinpoche: This is a powerful movie. The Tillerman siblings are forced to fend for themselves when they are abandoned by their mother in the parking lot of a shopping mall. Heart wrenching to see. Abandonment is very hard and affects you for the rest of your life. They eventually meet their grandmother (Anne Bancroft), a loner who is reluctant to take them in. The acting is excellent. The plot was powerful. The struggles are believable. The ending was beautiful and everyone should have a good ending. Must watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN6HQGHVYaA