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28 Feb 21, 09:18 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Shin! 🙏 📿🙏📿🙏📿

28 Feb 21, 09:12 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Thank you Rinpoche, thank you Joy and everyone.
28 Feb 21, 09:11 PM
Pastor Shin: Thank you Rinpoche. Thank you Joy for moderating and everyone for joining tonight's chat :) See you guys next week!
28 Feb 21, 09:10 PM
Callista: Thanks and good night Rinpoche, Pastors, Joy and everyone
28 Feb 21, 09:10 PM
Jacinta: Thank you to everyone here. Thank you and good night to all
28 Feb 21, 09:10 PM
Pastor Shin: A9. Emperor Kangxi was a ruler who lived and ruled by the Buddhist teachings of kindness and discipline without the mention of the word Buddhism. His reign saw the flourishing of literature, art, science, culture and religion throughout China. It is a testament to his scholarship, political astuteness and selfless behaviour that hundreds of years later, the Chinese people continue to know him as one of the greatest emperors to ever rule.



For me, it was the publication of Tibetan scriptural canon, the Kangyur, published from woodblocks, first in Tibetan and then in Mongolian (1718-1720). This is a huge contribution. 

28 Feb 21, 09:09 PM
Joy_Moderator: Those who need to leave early, Thank you for joining tonight's blog chat. We humble thank our dear Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche for creating this blog chat with the wish for us to learn more Dharma and expand our mind. Thank you everyone and stay safe! 🙏 📿🙏📿🙏📿

28 Feb 21, 09:08 PM
Joy_Moderator: 9. In a nutshell how did he rule China and what stood out for you the most/what do you like about Emperor Kangxi?

- In a nutshell: Emperor Kangxi was a ruler who lived and ruled by the Buddhist teachings of kindness and discipline without the mention of the word Buddhism. His reign saw the flourishing of literature, art, science, culture and religion throughout China. It is a testament to his scholarship, political astuteness and selfless behaviour that hundreds of years later, the Chinese people continue to know him as one of the greatest emperors to ever rule.
- What stood out for me the most was how he gave his people religious freedom and he even allowed Christian missionaries to build their churches, this to me is a clear indication that he was no ordinary Emperor, especially during that time and the amount of Dharma projects he sponsored was beyond ordinary. 

28 Feb 21, 09:08 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette 🙏🏼🌟👍🏼 Yes it is amazing how much he did to pave the wave for Tibetan Buddhism to have strong roots in China!
28 Feb 21, 09:07 PM
Joy_Moderator: Yes Callista that stood out for me also as it was very different for an Emperor to rule with such openness and fairness to give people religious freedom was rare at that time 🙏🏼🌟👍🏼
28 Feb 21, 09:06 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 9. In a nutshell how did he rule China and what stood out for you the most/what do you like about Emperor Kangxi?

Emperor Kangxi lived a life focusing on the welfare of his country, and ensured that his subjects were treated well and with dignity and great care. The peace, harmony and prosperity during his reign, the likes of which have rarely been seen in the world since, can be accredited to his wise ruling and hard work.

It is amazing how Kangxi was such a hardworking emperor and he benefited his people so much by being wise and applying dharma and creating Buddhist monasteries, encyclopaedias, Buddhist art and books and and and. He reminds me very much of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
28 Feb 21, 09:06 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Jacinta for your final answer 🙏🏼🌟👍🏼
28 Feb 21, 09:05 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Shin
28 Feb 21, 09:05 PM
Callista: A9:Emperor Kangxi lived a life focusing on the welfare of his country, and ensured that his subjects were treated well and with dignity and great care. The peace, harmony and prosperity during his reign, the likes of which have rarely been seen in the world since, can be accredited to his wise ruling and hard work. Forward-thinking and exposed, Kangxi gave every ethnic group their freedom to practise their own faith freely without infringing on others, and even gave Christian missionaries permission to build churches and propagate their religion. ........... I like the way he manage the country thats lead to harmony
28 Feb 21, 09:04 PM
Pastor Shin: A8. Emperor Kangxi was laid to rest in the Eastern Qing tombs located 127km northwest from China’s capital, Beijing.



In keeping with the manner in which he lived his life, he decreed that his tomb should be similarly humble and simple. Within the walls of the tomb were carved images of the 35 Confession Buddhas and other Buddhist deities, a testament of the Emperor’s enduring faith and love for the Buddhist religion.
28 Feb 21, 09:04 PM
Jacinta: A8. In a nutshell, Emperor Kangxi was a ruler who lived and ruled by the Buddhist teachings of kindness and discipline without the mention of the word Buddhism. His reign saw the flourishing of literature, art, science, culture and religion throughout China.

To me, besides being a fair and a humble ruler, Emperor Kangxi has massively contributed to the growth of Tibetan Buddhism, especially Gelug, and not to mention - the practice of Dorje Shugden too.
28 Feb 21, 09:04 PM
Valentina: ANS 9

Emperor Kangxi lived a life focusing on the welfare of his country, and ensured that his subjects were treated well and with dignity and great care.

The peace, harmony and prosperity during his reign, the likes of which have rarely been seen in the world since, can be accredited to his wise ruling and hard work. Forward-thinking and exposed, Kangxi gave every ethnic group their freedom to practise their own faith freely without infringing on others, and even gave Christian missionaries permission to build churches and propagate their religion. Everyone who lived during the time of Emperor Kangxi would credit their ruler in their writings, poetry, stories and innumerable folk lore which was passed down through the generations.

I like the fact that Emperor Kangxi truly care about his people and he used his power and resources for this purpose. He is also forward thinking and not so rigid in following tradition.
28 Feb 21, 09:03 PM
Joy_Moderator: 9. In a nutshell how did he rule China and what stood out for you the most/what do you like about Emperor Kangxi?
28 Feb 21, 09:03 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Callista, you can proceed to the final question for this evening :)
28 Feb 21, 09:02 PM
Callista: A8:Emperor Kangxi was laid to rest in the Eastern Qing Tomb’s located 127km North, from China’s Capital, Beijing. within the walls of his tomb were carved images of the 35 Confession Buddhas and other Buddhist deities, a testament of the Emperor’s enduring faith and love for the Buddhist religi
28 Feb 21, 09:02 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Jacinta can go to the final question for tonight :)
28 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Joy_Moderator: You go move on to the final question for this evening... 9. In a nutshell how did he rule China and what stood out for you the most/what do you like about Emperor Kangxi?
28 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Jacinta: A8. Emperor Kangxi was laid to rest in the Eastern Qing tombs located 127km northwest from China’s capital, Beijing. In keeping with the manner in which he lived his life, he decreed that his tomb should be similarly humble and simple. Within the walls of the tomb were carved images of the 35 Confession Buddhas and other Buddhist deities, a testament of the Emperor’s enduring faith and love for the Buddhist religion.
28 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Valentina and Pastor Antoinette. People still go there to visit and Buddhist go there for pilgrimage https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Kangxi-016.jpg
28 Feb 21, 08:58 PM
Valentina: ANS 8

Emperor Kangxi was laid to rest in the Eastern Qing tombs located 127km northwest from China’s capital, Beijing.

In keeping with the manner in which he lived his life, he decreed that his tomb should be similarly humble and simple. Within the walls of the tomb were carved images of the 35 Confession Buddhas and other Buddhist deities, a testament of the Emperor’s enduring faith and love for the Buddhist religion.

28 Feb 21, 08:58 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 8. Where is Emperor Kangxi tomb and describe how it was built to honour his great qualities?

Emperor Kangxi was laid to rest in the Eastern Qing tombs located 127km northwest from China’s capital, Beijing.

Emperor Kangxi decreed that his tomb should be similarly to his life humble and simple.
Within the walls of the tomb were carved images of the 35 Confession Buddhas and other Buddhist deities, a testament of the Emperor’s enduring faith and love for the Buddhist religion.
28 Feb 21, 08:55 PM
Joy_Moderator: 8. Where is Emperor Kangxi tomb and describe how it was built to honour his great qualities?
28 Feb 21, 08:54 PM
Jacinta: Noted on that 😉
28 Feb 21, 08:54 PM
Joy_Moderator: 7. Which monastery in China did Emperor Kangxi frequently visit to oversee the construction and what is so special about this monastery especially for Gelugpas?

- Ganden Sumtseling Monastery which was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama in the year 1679, during the reign of Emperor Kangxi, who would frequently visit to oversee the construction of the monastery.
- It is said that the Great 5th Dalai Lama decided upon the location of the monastery through divination and gave it the name Ganden Sumtseling. “Ganden” indicated that this monastery would inherit the same pure doctrine of Ganden Monastery which was founded by Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the founder of the Gelug tradition.
- The monastery quickly became one of the most important Gelugpa monasteries and as such, it was also a monastery that practices Dorje Shugden, which all Gelugpas acknowledged as the supreme protector of the Yellow Hat teachings. This what made it so special.

28 Feb 21, 08:54 PM
Joy_Moderator: Yes Pastor Antoinette, Pastor Shin, Jacinta and this > The monastery quickly became one of the most important Gelugpa monasteries and as such, it was also a monastery that practices Dorje Shugden, which all Gelugpas acknowledged as the supreme protector of the Yellow Hat teachings. This what made it so special.
28 Feb 21, 08:53 PM
Jacinta: A7. Ganden Sumtseling.

It is so special because the Great 5th Dalai Lama indicated that this monastery would inherit the same pure doctrine of Ganden Monastery which was founded by Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the founder of the Gelug tradition.
28 Feb 21, 08:53 PM
Pastor Shin: A7. Emperor Kangxi would frequently visit to oversee the construction of Ganden Sumtseling Monastery.



It is said that the Great 5th Dalai Lama decided upon the location of the monastery through divination and gave it the name Ganden Sumtseling. “Ganden” indicated that this monastery would inherit the same pure doctrine of Ganden Monastery which was founded by Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the founder of the Gelug tradition.
28 Feb 21, 08:52 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 7. Which monastery in China did Emperor Kangxi frequently visit to oversee the construction and what is so special about this monastery especially for Gelugpas?

Ganden Sumtseling,
Location: Zhongdian, Yunnan, China

Ganden Sumtseling Monastery was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama in the year 1679, during the reign of the famous Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi, who would frequently visit to oversee the construction of the monastery. It is said that the Great 5th Dalai Lama decided upon the location of the monastery through divination and gave it the name Ganden Sumtseling. “Ganden” indicated that this monastery would inherit the same pure doctrine of Ganden Monastery which was founded by Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the founder of the Gelug tradition.
28 Feb 21, 08:52 PM
Joy_Moderator: Correct Callista and Valentina both your answers combine would be complete
28 Feb 21, 08:50 PM
Valentina: ANS 7

Emperor Kangxi frequently visit Ganden Sumtseling Monastery to oversee the construction.

It is said that the Great 5th Dalai Lama decided upon the location of the monastery through divination and gave it the name Ganden Sumtseling. “Ganden” indicated that this monastery would inherit the same pure doctrine of Ganden Monastery which was founded by Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the founder of the Gelug tradition.
28 Feb 21, 08:50 PM
Callista: A7:Ganden Sumtseling Monastery

The monastery quickly became one of the most important Gelugpa monasteries and as such, it was also a monastery that practices Dorje Shugden, which all Gelugpas acknowledged as the supreme protector of the Yellow Hat teachings.
28 Feb 21, 08:47 PM
Joy_Moderator: 7. Which monastery in China did Emperor Kangxi frequently visit to oversee the construction and what is so special about this monastery especially for Gelugpas?
28 Feb 21, 08:47 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Shin
28 Feb 21, 08:46 PM
Joy_Moderator: 6. How did the tradition for Tibetan Lamas doing pujas for the longevity of loved ones started in China?

- In 1683, Kangxi went on two pilgrimages to Wutaishan. In the spring, he sponsored the first of many ceremonies dedicated to the longevity of the Imperial Family.
- Upon his return in the fall, he again made offerings for prayers dedicated to the Grand Empress Dowager’s longevity.
- The latter ceremony was the most commonly listed ritual sponsored by the Imperial Family during the Kangxi reign.
- Hence, it is Emperor Kangxi who started the tradition for Tibetan Lamas to engage in pujas in order to lengthen the lives of our loved ones, and also for the flourishing of his kingdom.
28 Feb 21, 08:46 PM
Pastor Shin: A6. It was Emperor Kangxi who started the tradition for Tibetan Lamas to engage in pujas in order to lengthen the lives of our loved ones, and also for the flourishing of his kingdom.



In 1683 itself, Kangxi went on two pilgrimages to Wutaishan. In the spring, he sponsored the first of many ceremonies dedicated to the longevity of the Imperial Family. Upon his return in the fall, he again made offerings for prayers dedicated to the Grand Empress Dowager’s longevity. The latter ceremony was the most commonly listed ritual sponsored by the Imperial Family during the Kangxi reign.
28 Feb 21, 08:46 PM
Joy_Moderator: Yes thank you Callista and Pastor Antoinette
28 Feb 21, 08:45 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 6. How did the tradition for Tibetan Lamas doing pujas for the longevity of loved ones started in China?

It is Emperor Kangxi who started the tradition for Tibetan Lamas to engage in pujas in order to lengthen the lives of our loved ones, and also for the flourishing of his kingdom.

In 1683 itself, Kangxi went on two pilgrimages to Wutaishan. In the spring, he sponsored the first of many ceremonies dedicated to the longevity of the Imperial Family. Upon his return in the fall, he again made offerings for prayers dedicated to the Grand Empress Dowager’s longevity. The latter ceremony was the most commonly listed ritual sponsored by the Imperial Family during the Kangxi reign.
28 Feb 21, 08:44 PM
Callista: A6:He sponsored the first of many ceremonies dedicated to the longevity of the Imperial Family. Upon his return in the fall, he again made offerings for prayers dedicated to the Grand Empress Dowager’s longevity. The latter ceremony was the most commonly listed ritual sponsored by the Imperial Family during the Kangxi reign.
28 Feb 21, 08:43 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Jacinta and Valentina for the complete answer
28 Feb 21, 08:42 PM
Valentina: ANS 6

In 1683 itself, Kangxi went on two pilgrimages to Wutaishan. In the spring, he sponsored the first of many ceremonies dedicated to the longevity of the Imperial Family. Upon his return in the fall, he again made offerings for prayers dedicated to the Grand Empress Dowager’s longevity. The latter ceremony was the most commonly listed ritual sponsored by the Imperial Family during the Kangxi reign. It is Emperor Kangxi who started the tradition for Tibetan Lamas to engage in pujas in order to lengthen the lives of our loved ones, and also for the flourishing of his kingdom.
28 Feb 21, 08:42 PM
Jacinta: A6. Emperor Kangxi started the tradition for Tibetan Lamas to engage in pujas in order to lengthen the lives of our loved ones, and also for the flourishing of his kingdom.
28 Feb 21, 08:40 PM
Joy_Moderator: 6. How did the tradition for Tibetan Lamas doing pujas for the longevity of loved ones started in China?
28 Feb 21, 08:39 PM
Joy_Moderator: 5. Who was the first to determined Kangxi’s connection with Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and Manjushri, and what was his vision? What did he believed about Kangxi?

- It was Lobsang Tamdin who first determined Kangxi’s connection with Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and Manjushri when he wrote in his bebum (collected works on a subject) about a vision he had of Jamgon Sakya Pandita, Lama Tsongkhapa and Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen.
- In the vision, Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen made a prophecy which Lobsang Tamdin took to mean that as soon as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen passed away, the Emperor of China would be born.
- This was later confirmed by an entry in Sumpa Khenpo’s Chronology of Tibet for the Wood Sheep year (1655-1656). The entry, which is preceded by a symbol denoting an entry for a person’s birth, states that “The Kangxi Emperor [is born and] becomes famous as the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.”
- Lobsang Tamdin believed Kangxi to be the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri, something which has been confirmed by many other masters.
28 Feb 21, 08:39 PM
Joy_Moderator: That's right. You guys all got it! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
28 Feb 21, 08:39 PM
Callista: A5:Lobsang Tamdin who first determined Kangxi’s connection with Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and Manjushri when he wrote in his bebum (collected works on a subject) about a vision he had of Jamgon Sakya Pandita, Lama Tsongkhapa and Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen.

In the vision, Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen made a prophecy which Lobsang Tamdin took to mean that as soon as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen passed away, the Emperor of China would be born.........“The Kangxi Emperor [is born and] becomes famous as the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen" which was confirmed by many other Masters
28 Feb 21, 08:38 PM
Pastor Shin: A5. It was Lobsang Tamdin who first determined Kangxi’s connection with Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and Manjushri when he wrote in his bebum (collected works on a subject) about a vision he had of Jamgon Sakya Pandita, Lama Tsongkhapa and Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen.



In the vision, Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen made a prophecy which Lobsang Tamdin took to mean that as soon as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen passed away, the Emperor of China would be born. 

Lobsang Tamdin believed Kangxi to be the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri, something which has been confirmed by many other masters.
28 Feb 21, 08:38 PM
Valentina: ANS 5

Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen made a prophecy which Lobsang Tamdin took to mean that as soon as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen passed away, the Emperor of China would be born. This was later confirmed by an entry in Sumpa Khenpo’s Chronology of Tibet for the Wood Sheep year (1655-1656). The entry, which is preceded by a symbol denoting an entry for a person’s birth, states that “The Kangxi Emperor [is born and] becomes famous as the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.”

Lobsang Tamdin believed Kangxi to be the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri, something which has been confirmed by many other masters. In the preface of one of the largest projects sponsored by Kangxi, the Mongolian Red Kangyur (1718-1720), it is stated: “The Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Manjushri, transformed himself into the occupant of the “Fearless Lion Throne of Gold” to appear as none other than the sublime ‘Kangxi-Manjushri.’”
28 Feb 21, 08:38 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 5. Who was the first to determine Kangxi’s connection with Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and Manjushri, and what was his vision? What did he believed about Kangxi?

Lobsang Tamdin who first determined Kangxi’s connection with Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and Manjushri when he wrote in his bebum (collected works on a subject) about a vision he had of Jamgon Sakya Pandita, Lama Tsongkhapa and Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen.

In the vision, Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen made a prophecy which Lobsang Tamdin took to mean that as soon as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen passed away, the Emperor of China would be born.

Sumpa Khenpo’s Chronology of Tibet for the Wood Sheep year (1655-1656), states that “The Kangxi Emperor [is born and] becomes famous as the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.”

Lobsang Tamdin believed Kangxi to be the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri, something which has been confirmed by many other masters.
28 Feb 21, 08:37 PM
Jacinta: A5. Lobsang Tamdin was the first determined Kangxi’s connection with Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and Manjushri.

In the vision, Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen made a prophecy which Lobsang Tamdin took to mean that as soon as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen passed away, the Emperor of China would be born. He then believed that the Emperor Kangxi was the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen
28 Feb 21, 08:35 PM
Joy_Moderator: 4. What qualities did Emperor Kangxi exhibited and was known as a result of those qualities?
- He exhibited an instinctual compassion for all living beings he encountered and when interacting with his subjects, never carried himself with the arrogance of an emperor.
- As a result, he became the emperor of all of China both in position and in spirit.
28 Feb 21, 08:34 PM
Joy_Moderator: Can move on to Q5 5. Who was the first to determined Kangxi’s connection with Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and Manjushri, and what was his vision? What did he believed about Kangxi?
28 Feb 21, 08:33 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you all for your answers but the qualities he exhibited were > instinctual compassion for all living beings he encountered and when interacting with his subjects, never carried himself with the arrogance of an emperor. As a result, he became the emperor of all of China both in position and in spirit.

28 Feb 21, 08:33 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 4. What qualities did Emperor Kangxi exhibited and was known as a result of those qualities?

Emperor Kangxi had a benevolent nature, made generous sponsorship as well as unceasing patronage and showed personal interest in Buddhism.

Buddhist masters recognised Kangxi to be more than just a secular Emperor. It was Lobsang Tamdin who first determined Kangxi’s connection with Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and Manjushri
28 Feb 21, 08:31 PM
Valentina: ANS 4

Kangxi was known to have benevolent nature, generous sponsorship, unceasing patronage and personal interest in Buddhism. Therefore, many luminaries and Buddhist masters recognised Kangxi to be more than just a secular Emperor.

Kangxi also known to be an accomplished scholar himself, Emperor Kangxi’s reign saw the promotion of the Buddha’s teachings throughout China. During his reign, the Tibetan scriptural canon, the Kangyur, was published from woodblocks, first in Tibetan and then in Mongolian (1718-1720).
28 Feb 21, 08:31 PM
Callista: A4:Kang Xi was benevolent in nature, generous sponsorship, unceasing patronage and personal interest in Buddhism, it is no surprise that many luminaries and Buddhist masters recognised Kangxi to be more than just a secular Emperor.
28 Feb 21, 08:31 PM
Pastor Shin: A4. Kangxi was benevolent, and known for his generous sponsorship, unceasing patronage and personal interest in Buddhism. Many luminaries and Buddhist masters recognised Kangxi to be more than just a secular Emperor.
28 Feb 21, 08:29 PM
Jacinta: A4. Given his benevolent nature, generous sponsorship, unceasing patronage and personal interest in Buddhism, it is no surprise that many luminaries and Buddhist masters recognised Kangxi to be more than just a secular Emperor.
28 Feb 21, 08:27 PM
Joy_Moderator: 4. What qualities did Emperor Kangxi exhibited and was known as a result of those qualities?
28 Feb 21, 08:26 PM
Joy_Moderator: 3. What type of Buddhism was Emperor Kangxi particularly fascinated with and give one example/statement in this article that proves this?

- Due to his early exposure to Buddhism from his elders, Emperor Kangxi was fascinated with the Buddha’s teachings especially that of the Tibetan Buddhist faith.
- One example that proves this is that it is said that Kangxi visited Wu Tai Shan and its Gelug temples for a record six times. 
28 Feb 21, 08:26 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Jacinta, Pastor Shin and Callista... you are all correct.
28 Feb 21, 08:25 PM
Callista: A3:Emperor Kangxi was fascinated with Tibetan Buddhist.

Kangxi visited Wu Tai Shan and its Gelug temples for a record six times. He sponsored the writing of the Dragon Sutra using gold ink, which documented the concise Prajnaparamita teachings and which is still preserved today. Emperor Kangxi was also a sponsor of H.H. the 7th Dalai Lama Kelzang Gyatso’s entrance into Kumbum Monastery and bestowed the golden seal of authority upon him.
28 Feb 21, 08:24 PM
Pastor Shin: A3. Kangxi visited Wu Tai Shan and its Gelug temples for a record six times, so it seemed that Kangxi was interested in Tibetan Buddhism.



Emperor Kangxi was a sponsor of H.H. the 7th Dalai Lama Kelzang Gyatso’s entrance into Kumbum Monastery and bestowed the golden seal of authority upon him.
28 Feb 21, 08:23 PM
Jacinta: A3. The Emperor was interested in Tibetan Buddhism.

It is said that Kangxi visited Wu Tai Shan and its Gelug temples for a record six times. Besides, Emperor Kangxi was also a sponsor of H.H. the 7th Dalai Lama Kelzang Gyatso’s entrance into Kumbum Monastery and bestowed the golden seal of authority upon him.
28 Feb 21, 08:23 PM
Joy_Moderator: Same for Valentina, thank you for giving more than one example :) Yes indeed there are many examples showing his particular interest in Tibetan Buddhism
28 Feb 21, 08:22 PM
Joy_Moderator: Yes Pastor Antoinette, thank you for giving more than one example :)
28 Feb 21, 08:22 PM
Valentina: ANS 3

Emperor Kangxi was fascinated with the Buddha’s teachings especially that of the Tibetan Buddhist faith.

Examples:

It is said that Kangxi visited Wu Tai Shan and its Gelug temples for a record six times. He sponsored the writing of the Dragon Sutra using gold ink, which documented the concise Prajnaparamita teachings and which is still preserved today. Emperor Kangxi was also a sponsor of H.H. the 7th Dalai Lama Kelzang Gyatso’s entrance into Kumbum Monastery and bestowed the golden seal of authority upon him.
28 Feb 21, 08:21 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 3. What type of Buddhism was Emperor Kangxi particularly fascinated with and give one example/statement in this article that proves this?

It is said that Kangxi visited Wu Tai Shan and its Gelug temples for a record six times.

He sponsored the writing of the Dragon Sutra using gold ink, which documented the concise Prajnaparamita teachings and which is still preserved today.
28 Feb 21, 08:20 PM
Joy_Moderator: Kangxi travelled throughout his kingdom, and often went on pilgrimages to Buddhist holy sites. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Kangxi-003.jpg
28 Feb 21, 08:19 PM
Joy_Moderator: 3. What type of Buddhism was Emperor Kangxi particularly fascinated with and give one example/statement in this article that proves this?
28 Feb 21, 08:19 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Valentina
28 Feb 21, 08:18 PM
Joy_Moderator: 2. What did Emperor Shunzhi planned to do after the birth of Kangxi and did he achieved it? What happened thereafter?
- Emperor Shunzhi had deep inclinations for the Dharma and planned to leave his throne shortly after Emperor Kangxi’s birth. He wanted to become a monk in Wutaishan to make up for the wrong deeds he did in the past.
- However, he did not achieve his goal. Fearing disgrace would befall the young Qing Dynasty, the Empress announced the sudden and unfortunate death of her husband. Thereafter it was announced that Emperor Kangxi was to take over Emperor Shunzhi’s throne at the tender age of six.
- As the second Qing monarch was still young, a regent helped rule the country until the young emperor came of age.

28 Feb 21, 08:18 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Shin and Callista for your complete answers :)
28 Feb 21, 08:18 PM
Valentina: ANS 2

Emperor Shunzhi had deep inclinations for the Dharma and planned to leave his throne shortly after Emperor Kangxi’s birth. He wanted to become a monk in Wutaishan to make up for the wrong deeds he did in the past.

Fearing disgrace would befall the young Qing Dynasty, the Empress announced the sudden and unfortunate death of her husband. Thereafter it was announced that Emperor Kangxi was to take over Emperor Shunzhi’s throne at the tender age of six.
28 Feb 21, 08:18 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette for your complete answer. Yes Jacinta you are right and that how the young Kangxi became and emperor at only age six.
28 Feb 21, 08:17 PM
Callista: A2:Emperor Shunzhi had deep inclinations for the Dharma and planned to leave his throne shortly after Emperor Kangxi’s birth. He wanted to become a monk in Wutaishan to make up for his wrong deed. Fearing disgrace would befall the young Qing Dynasty. He didn't success and suddenly died. Thereafter it was announced that Emperor Kangxi was to take over Emperor Shunzhi’s throne at the tender age of six. As the second Qing monarch was still young, a regent helped rule the country until the young emperor came of age.
28 Feb 21, 08:16 PM
Jacinta: A2. He planned to abdicate his throne and become a monk at Wutaishan after the birth of Emperor Kangxi. However, it did not go as planned. Instead, the empress announce the sudden the death of the Emperor.
28 Feb 21, 08:15 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 2. What did Emperor Shunzhi planned to do after the birth of Kangxi and did he achieved it? What happened thereafter? 


Emperor Kangxi’s father, Emperor Shunzhi had deep inclinations for the Dharma and planned to leave his throne shortly after Emperor Kangxi’s birth. He wanted to become a monk in Wutaishan to make up for the wrong deeds he did in the past.

Fearing disgrace would befall the young Qing Dynasty, the Empress announced the sudden and unfortunate death of her husband. Thereafter it was announced that Emperor Kangxi was to take over Emperor Shunzhi’s throne at the tender age of six. As the second Qing monarch was still young, a regent helped rule the country until the young emperor came of age.
28 Feb 21, 08:15 PM
Joy_Moderator: 1. What was Emperor Kangxi well known for by his subjects and how did he spent his time?

- The emperor was very well known to be a humble and hardworking emperor by his subjects.
- It was recorded that Emperor Kangxi would spend many hours during the day dispatching orders to his subjects to further improve the country and would work into the late hours of the night to make sure that the documents which needed his approval could be dispatched the next morning.
- As Emperor Kangxi spent less time on himself, he had fewer concubines compared with the other Qing Emperors.
28 Feb 21, 08:15 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Valentina
28 Feb 21, 08:14 PM
Valentina: ANS 1

Emperor Kangxi is known as one of China’s most benevolent rulers who is known and loved by the Chinese people until today.

Kangxi spent his time to increase his people's welfare, provide stability and increased the quality of education. sponsored many literary works, monasteries, monks and teachers all over China, Tibet and Mongolia and he was considered extremely modern for his day because he also gave religious freedom to all religions. Kangxi is known to have given permission for Christian missionaries to carry out their activities in China. Given the scope of his works, I dare say he can be considered a kind of Dharma king.
28 Feb 21, 08:13 PM
Joy_Moderator: 2. What did Emperor Shunzhi planned to do after the birth of Kangxi and did he achieved it? What happened thereafter?
28 Feb 21, 08:12 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Shin, Pastor Antoinette and Callista for your right answers
28 Feb 21, 08:11 PM
Callista: A1: He was very well known to be a humble and hardworking emperor........Emperor Kangxi would spend many hours during the day dispatching orders to his subjects to further improve the country and would work into the late hours of the night to make sure that the documents which needed his approval could be dispatched the next morning. HE spent less time on himself, he had fewer concubines compared with the other Qing Emperors.
28 Feb 21, 08:11 PM
Pastor Shin: A1. Emperor Kangxi was well known by all his subjects to be a humble and hardworking emperor.



He spent many hours during the day dispatching orders to his subjects to further improve the country and would work into the late hours of the night to make sure that the documents which needed his approval could be dispatched the next morning. 
28 Feb 21, 08:10 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 1. What was Emperor Kangxi well known for by his subjects and how did he spent his time?

Emperor Kangxi (or K’ang-hsi) is known as one of China’s most benevolent rulers who is known and loved by the Chinese people until today. He.was very well known by all his subjects to be a humble and hardworking emperor.

Emperor Kangxi would spend many hours during the day dispatching orders to his subjects to further improve the country and would work into the late hours of the night to make sure that the documents which needed his approval could be dispatched the next morning.
28 Feb 21, 08:10 PM
Joy_Moderator: Yes Jacinta the emperor was very well known to be a humble and hardworking emperor by his subjects.
28 Feb 21, 08:09 PM
Joy_Moderator: Good evening Pastor Antoinette and Pastor Shin
28 Feb 21, 08:08 PM
Jacinta: A1. Emperor Kangxi was known to be a benevolent emperor who ruled fairly and with compassion.
Emperor Kangxi would spend many hours during the day dispatching orders to his subjects to further improve the country and would work into the late hours of the night to make sure that the documents which needed his approval could be dispatched the next morning.
28 Feb 21, 08:08 PM
Callista: hi PAK
28 Feb 21, 08:08 PM
Pastor Shin: Good evening everyone!
28 Feb 21, 08:07 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Good evening Rinpoche, good evening Joy, Valentina, Callista and Jacinta
28 Feb 21, 08:05 PM
Joy_Moderator: 1. What was Emperor Kangxi well known for by his subjects and how did he spent his time?
28 Feb 21, 08:04 PM
Joy_Moderator: Hello Jacinta, good evening :)
28 Feb 21, 08:04 PM
Jacinta: Good evening Rinpoche, Moderator Joy and others
28 Feb 21, 08:04 PM
Callista: ok
28 Feb 21, 08:04 PM
Joy_Moderator: Will start at 8:05
28 Feb 21, 08:03 PM
Valentina: Hi Joy
28 Feb 21, 08:03 PM
Joy_Moderator: Good evening Valentina :)
28 Feb 21, 08:02 PM
Valentina: Good evening chatroom :)
28 Feb 21, 08:01 PM
Joy_Moderator: Good evening Callista... will wait a few more minutes for more to join in ya
28 Feb 21, 08:00 PM
Joy_Moderator: Known as one of China’s most benevolent rulers, Emperor Kangxi was unlike other emperors. In art, he is usually depicted as a scholar with a gentle expression, surrounded by books, at a desk or holding a pen. Kangxi sponsored many literary works, Buddhist monasteries, monks and teachers all over China, Tibet and Mongolia. Many of the monasteries that he built still exist today. He is considered to have been extremely modern for his day because he promoted religious freedom for practitioners of all religions.


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Emperor Kangxi

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28 Feb 21, 08:00 PM
Callista: Good evening Rinpoche, Pastors, Moderator and everyone
27 Feb 21, 02:37 AM
Guvinder Singh: To my dear brothers and sisters at Kechara, For many years I have listened to the lectures of our beloved Tsem Rinpoche. I live in the UK and never had the karma to meet our beloved teacher in person. Recently a great amount of emotion has welled up inside of me to meet Rinpoche, even though I know he has passed into clear light. For many hours a day I sit in a state of great emotional turmoil - Even though I know that he will soon return. I do not understand the way my mind is reacting, or why I have such a string desire to come to Kechara. Lastly In the last couple of hours I just had a dream, where in Tsem Rinpoche arrived with great jubilant laughter, carrying a baby in silken cloths cradled in his arms. He asked me what my spiritual practise is, I replied that I am a Sikh - he told me to continue firmly practising. What was interesting was the indication and reassurance of his rebirth, in the presence of the newly born baby. I hope this dream can aid you in some way. I also Hope you can answer why I feel such a close connection to Rinpoche, sometimes I cry for hours after watching his lectures or seeing his image. May you all be blessed for your tremendous efforts. Satnam !
27 Feb 21, 02:28 AM
Guvinder Singh: To my dear brothers and sisters,
26 Feb 21, 09:20 AM
Stevem: I currently practice, Nyngma, but I started Gelugepa. There is a difference between the 100 syllable Vajra Sattva mantra. at the end as Geluge; we say, ...Ah Hung Phey, but the Nyngma end with just Ah.. why was the Hung Phey added. which is more auspicious to chant?
21 Feb 21, 09:03 PM
Pastor Shin: Thank you Rinpoche. Thank you Valentina for moderating. Thank you everyone for joining this week's chat, stay safe and see everyone next week!
21 Feb 21, 09:02 PM
Joy: Thank you Rinpoche for creating this blog chat. Good night everyone and thank you for moderating Valentina. See you guys next week!
21 Feb 21, 09:02 PM
Valentina_moderator: Good night Joy and Fhsam. Stay safe everyone :)
21 Feb 21, 09:02 PM
Valentina_moderator: We have come to the end of our chat session thank you everyone for participating and do not forget to do your dedication. See you again next week :)
21 Feb 21, 09:02 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Nicholas.
21 Feb 21, 09:02 PM
Joy: Good nigh Sam! Stay safe.
21 Feb 21, 09:01 PM
Fhsam: Thank you Rinpoche and everyone . good night and stay safe.
21 Feb 21, 09:01 PM
Valentina_moderator: 10. Why is Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen's Dorje Shugden thangka very special?

ANS 10:

Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen's Dorje Shugden thangka is very special because on top of Dorje Shugden you will see a gold round disc floating. That is Lama Tsongkhapa. Lama Tsongkhapa floating above represents how Dorje Shugden was a very close and devoted disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa.
21 Feb 21, 09:01 PM
Valentina_moderator: 9. What is the meaning behind Dorje Shugden's round domed hat?

ANS 9

Dorje Shugden's round domed hat represents that Shugden upholds Nagarjuna’s view on emptiness.

In Tibet, when a lama travels from point A to point B, they always wear a round domed hat to protect them from the elements. So Dorje Shugden wearing the same hat represents that he doesn’t stay in one place, and that he is always moving, always traveling and always on-the-go to help whoever who calls upon him. He is constantly traveling. He also has one foot down and one foot up, similar to Tara’s pose, and with the same symbolism of his ever-readiness to assist you as and when you call upon him.
21 Feb 21, 09:01 PM
Valentina_moderator: 8. What is the meaning behind Dorje Shugden riding a snow lion?

ANS 8:

Dorje Shugden rides on a snow lion as lions are believed to be the king of animals. Him riding on the snow lion means that he is able to tame the ego of his followers, tame the anger of his followers and tame all negative qualities in one’s followers. In fact, by riding on a snow lion, it symbolizes Dorje Shugden’s immense power. As it says in his sadhana, he has the power of 10 million Dharma Protectors.
21 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): Thank you Rinpoche, Valentina, Pastors and everyone. Good night and stay safe.
21 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Fhsam, and Pastor Shin
21 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Joy: Good night Jacinta!
21 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Callista: Thanks you and Good night Rinpoche, Pastors, Valentina and everyone
21 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Valentina_moderator: We did cover a lot of things today including refresher of previous chat topics :)
21 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Pastor Shin: Have a good evening Jacinta.
21 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Joy: Re: please mention what we must do from our part to make it easier to tap into Dorje Shugden's blessing - I agree with what Jacinta said... we must fulfil our Lama's wishes/instructions/promises we've made cup with our daily sadhana

21 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Fhsam: 10. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen's Dorje Shugden thangka very special because on top of Dorje Shugden you will see a gold round disc floating. That is Lama Tsongkhapa. Lama Tsongkhapa floating above represents how Dorje Shugden was a very close and devoted disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa.
21 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Joy, Jacinta, Callista, and Yee Mun :)
21 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Jacinta: Thank you Moderator. Good night Rinpoche, Pastor Antoinette, Pastor Shin, Joy, Nicholas, Yee Mun, Sam and callista.
21 Feb 21, 09:00 PM
Pastor Shin: A10. This is the thangka that was hung in Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen’s room for decades, this is the thangka that Geshe-la prayed to and this is the thangka that H.E. Tsem Rinpoche had his first encounter with the Protector officially.
21 Feb 21, 08:59 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Yee Mun and Jacinta - yes to tap into Dorje Shugden's blessing we need to do our sadhana consistently and maintain our Guru Samaya. Dorje Shugden's previous incarnations are known to be lamas who had great Guru Devotion
21 Feb 21, 08:59 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A10 : This thangka is very special because on top of Dorje Shugden you will see a gold round disc floating. That is Lama Tsongkhapa. Lama Tsongkhapa floating above represents how Dorje Shugden was a very close and devoted disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa.
21 Feb 21, 08:59 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Thank you Rinpoche, thank you Valentina and everyone. Have a good week ahead.
21 Feb 21, 08:58 PM
Callista: A10: Because on top of Dorje Shugden you will see a gold round disc floating. That is Lama Tsongkhapa. Lama Tsongkhapa floating above represents how Dorje Shugden was a very close and devoted disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa.
21 Feb 21, 08:58 PM
Jacinta: A10. This thangka is very special because on top of Dorje Shugden you will see a gold round disc floating. That is Lama Tsongkhapa. Lama Tsongkhapa floating above represents how Dorje Shugden was a very close and devoted disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa.
21 Feb 21, 08:58 PM
Joy: 10. Why is Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen's Dorje Shugden thangka very special?

- This thangka is very special because on top of Dorje Shugden you will see a gold round disc floating. That is Lama Tsongkhapa. Lama Tsongkhapa floating above represents how Dorje Shugden was a very close and devoted disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Geshe-Gyeltsens-thangka-2.jpg
21 Feb 21, 08:58 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): To make it easier to tap into Dorje Shugden's blessing, we must do our Dorje Shugden sadhanas daily and guru devotion.
21 Feb 21, 08:57 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette :)
21 Feb 21, 08:57 PM
Jacinta: I think the best is to fulfill Lama's wishes and His instruction. However, by chanting His mantra or consistently recite his sadhana will create the necessary merits for Him to help us

@ Valentina_moderator: please mention what we must do from our part to make it easier to tap into Dorje Shugden's blessing
21 Feb 21, 08:57 PM
Valentina_moderator: Question no. 10 is the last question of the day :)
21 Feb 21, 08:57 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 10. Why is Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen's Dorje Shugden thangka very special?

This thangka is very special because on top of Dorje Shugden you will see a gold round disc floating. That is Lama Tsongkhapa. Lama Tsongkhapa floating above represents how Dorje Shugden was a very close and devoted disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa.
21 Feb 21, 08:57 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Fhsam :)
21 Feb 21, 08:57 PM
Fhsam: Dorje shugden wears a round domed hat (representing Shugden upholds Nagarjuna’s view on emptiness). In Tibet, when a lama travels from point A to point B, they always wear a round domed hat to protect them from the elements. So Dorje Shugden wearing the same hat represents that he doesn’t stay in one place, and that he is always moving, always traveling and always on-the-go to help whoever who calls upon him. He is constantly traveling. He also has one foot down and one foot up, similar to Tara’s pose, and with the same symbolism of his ever-readiness to assist you as and when you call upon him.
21 Feb 21, 08:56 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette :) - Pastor Antoinette: Valentina: Because in this degenerate time, it is said that we have closer affinity with Dorje Shugden .
21 Feb 21, 08:56 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Valentina: Because in this degenerate time, it is said that we have closer affinity with Dorje Shugden .
21 Feb 21, 08:56 PM
Valentina_moderator: 10. Why is Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen's Dorje Shugden thangka very special?
21 Feb 21, 08:55 PM
Valentina_moderator: Can proceed to no. 10 when you are ready
21 Feb 21, 08:55 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Callista. Yes Dorje Shugden is also known as the protector whose time has come due to his close affinity with the beings of this era. - Callista: DS is known as Protector of our time due its nearer to us and he is the protector of our era
21 Feb 21, 08:55 PM
Callista: A9: The round domed hat (representing Shugden upholds Nagarjuna’s view on emptiness). In Tibet, when a lama travels from point A to point B, they always wear a round domed hat to protect them from the elements. So Dorje Shugden wearing the same hat represents that he constantly traveling.
21 Feb 21, 08:54 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Jacinta, Nicholas, Pastor Shin, Joy and Pastor Antoinette - please mention what we must do from our part to make it easier to tap into Dorje Shugden's blessing
21 Feb 21, 08:53 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A9 : DOrje Shugden wears a round domed hat (representing Shugden upholds Nagarjuna’s view on emptiness). In Tibet, when a lama travels from point A to point B, they always wear a round domed hat to protect them from the elements. So Dorje Shugden wearing the same hat represents that he doesn’t stay in one place, and that he is always moving, always traveling and always on-the-go to help whoever who calls upon him. He is constantly traveling. He also has one foot down and one foot up, similar to Tara’s pose, and with the same symbolism of his ever-readiness to assist you as and when you call upon him.
21 Feb 21, 08:53 PM
Callista: DS is known as Protector of our time due its nearer to us and he is the protector of our era
21 Feb 21, 08:52 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 9. What is the meaning behind Dorje Shugden's round domed hat?

The hat represents that Dorje Shugden upholds Nagarjuna’s view on emptiness.

In Tibet, when a lama travels from point A to point B, they always wear a round domed hat to protect them from the elements. So Dorje Shugden wearing the same hat represents that he doesn’t stay in one place, and that he is always moving, always traveling and always on-the-go to help whoever who calls upon him. He is constantly traveling.

He also has one foot down and one foot up, similar to Tara’s pose, and with the same symbolism of his ever-readiness to assist you as and when you call upon him.
21 Feb 21, 08:52 PM
Pastor Shin: A9. Dorje Shugden wears a round domed hat, representing Dorje Shugden upholds Nagarjuna’s view on emptiness. In Tibet, when a lama travels from point A to point B, they always wear a round domed hat to protect them from the elements. So Dorje Shugden wearing the same hat represents that he doesn’t stay in one place, and that he is always moving, always traveling and always on-the-go to help whoever who calls upon him.
21 Feb 21, 08:52 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Pastor Shin, Jacinta and Nicholas
21 Feb 21, 08:52 PM
Joy: 9. What is the meaning behind Dorje Shugden's round domed hat?

- It represents that Dorje Shugden upholds Nagarjuna’s view on emptiness.
- In Tibet, when a lama travels from point A to point B, they always wear a round domed hat to protect them from the elements.
- So Dorje Shugden wearing the same hat represents that he doesn’t stay in one place, and that he is always moving, always traveling and always on-the-go to help whoever who calls upon him. He is constantly traveling. 
21 Feb 21, 08:51 PM
Valentina_moderator: Yes Jacinta - Dorje Shugden is said to have a close karmic link with the people of our time - Jacinta: Because in this degenerate time, it is said that we have closer affinity with Dorje Shugden . @ Valentina_moderator: Thank you Callista and Pastor Antoinette - According to you, why Dorje Shugden is often called as the Protector of our time?
21 Feb 21, 08:51 PM
Jacinta: A9: In Tibet, when a lama travels from point A to point B, they always wear a round domed hat to protect them from the elements. So Dorje Shugden wearing the same hat represents that he doesn’t stay in one place, and that he is always moving, always traveling and always on-the-go to help whoever who calls upon him. He is constantly traveling.
21 Feb 21, 08:51 PM
nicholas: Q9: What is the meaning behind Dorje Shugden's round domed hat?
A9: Dorje Shugden's round domed hat representing Shugden upholds Nagarjuna’s view on emptiness. In Tibet, when a lama travels from point A to point B, they always wear a round domed hat to protect them from the elements. So Dorje Shugden wearing the same hat represents that he doesn’t stay in one place, and that he is always moving, always traveling and always on-the-go to help whoever who calls upon him. He is constantly traveling.
21 Feb 21, 08:50 PM
Pastor Shin: A8. Dorje Shugden rides on a snow lion as lions are believed to be the king of animals. Him riding on the snow lion means that he is able to tame the ego of his followers, tame the anger of his followers and tame all negative qualities in one’s followers. In fact, by riding on a snow lion, it symbolizes Dorje Shugden’s immense power. As it says in his sadhana, he has the power of 10 million Dharma Protectors.
21 Feb 21, 08:50 PM
Jacinta: Because in this degenerate time, it is said that we have closer affinity with Dorje Shugden . @ Valentina_moderator: Thank you Callista and Pastor Antoinette - According to you, why Dorje Shugden is often called as the Protector of our time?
21 Feb 21, 08:49 PM
Valentina_moderator: Can proceed to no. 9 when you are ready
21 Feb 21, 08:49 PM
Valentina_moderator: 9. What is the meaning behind Dorje Shugden's round domed hat?
21 Feb 21, 08:48 PM
Valentina_moderator: 7. Why does Dorje Shugden appear in the form of a monk?

ANS 7:

Dorje Shugden appears in the form of a monk because Dorje Shugden arose from a lineage of pure monks and that is why he is depicted as a protector monk. Dorje Shugden was a monk for many lifetimes before he arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
21 Feb 21, 08:48 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Callista and Pastor Antoinette - According to you, why Dorje Shugden is often called as the Protector of our time? --> this question is open to anyone :)
21 Feb 21, 08:48 PM
Joy: 8. What is the meaning behind Dorje Shugden riding a snow lion?

- Dorje Shugden riding on the snow lion means that he is able to tame the ego of his followers, tame the anger of his followers and tame all negative qualities in one’s followers. In fact, by riding on a snow lion, it symbolizes Dorje Shugden’s immense power. As it says in his sadhana, he has the power of 10 million Dharma Protectors.
21 Feb 21, 08:48 PM
nicholas: Q8: What is the meaning behind Dorje Shugden riding a snow lion?
A8: Dorje Shugden rides on a snow lion as lions are believed to be the king of animals. Him riding on the snow lion means that he is able to tame the ego of his followers, tame the anger of his followers and tame all negative qualities in one’s followers. In fact, by riding on a snow lion, it symbolizes Dorje Shugden’s immense power. As it says in his sadhana, he has the power of 10 million Dharma Protectors.
21 Feb 21, 08:47 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 8. What is the meaning behind Dorje Shugden riding a snow lion?

Lions are believed to be the king of animals. Him riding on the snow lion means that he is able to tame the ego of his followers, tame the anger of his followers and tame all negative qualities in one’s followers.

In fact, by riding on a snow lion, it symbolizes Dorje Shugden’s immense power. As it says in his sadhana, he has the power of 10 million Dharma Protectors.
21 Feb 21, 08:47 PM
Callista: A8: A Snow lion as lions are believed to be the king of animals. Him riding on the snow lion means that he is able to tame the ego of his followers, tame the anger of his followers and tame all negative qualities in one’s followers. It aslo symbolizes Dorje Shugden’s immense power.
21 Feb 21, 08:47 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Jacinta, Pastor Antoinette, Yee Mun, Fhsam, and Nicholas
21 Feb 21, 08:46 PM
nicholas: Q7: Why does Dorje Shugden appear in the form of a monk?
A7: Dorje Shugden in the form of a monk because Dorje Shugden was a monk for many lifetimes before he arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. He was the great, unequaled master Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was the 5th Dalai Lama’s contemporary. Both of them lived in Drepung Monastery. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s personal house was called Zimkhang Gongma (meaning upper chamber/house) and he taught thousands upon thousands of students. He had patrons who were the emperors of Mongolia, who would come to see him and make offerings to him. So he was very famous. He was extremely well-known and erudite, and many of his writings and teachings were existing for a while but unfortunately, after that time, the Tibetan government eliminated many of his teachings. They didn’t want any rivalry.
21 Feb 21, 08:45 PM
Fhsam: Dorje Shugden rides on a snow lion as lions are believed to be the king of animals. Him riding on the snow lion means that he is able to tame the ego of his followers, tame the anger of his followers and tame all negative qualities in one’s followers. In fact, by riding on a snow lion, it symbolizes Dorje Shugden’s immense power. As it says in his sadhana, he has the power of 10 million Dharma Protectors.
21 Feb 21, 08:45 PM
nicholas: Q6: What are the meanings behind Dorje Shugden's wish-fulfilling jewel?
A6: Dorje Shugden holding the wish-fulfilling jewel to his heart represents that he can fulfil all wishes and increase your Dharma practice, increase the circumstances for you to meet the Dharma, increase the circumstances for you to learn that Dharma and increase the circumstances for you to understand the Dharma. He can also help you with finances, resources and solve difficulties. This is what he swore to do when he first arose as a Dharma Protector.
21 Feb 21, 08:45 PM
Valentina_moderator: 6. What are the meanings behind Dorje Shugden's wish-fulfilling jewel?

ANS 6

Dorje Shugden holding the wish-fulfilling jewel to his heart represents that he can fulfil all wishes and increase your Dharma practice, increase the circumstances for you to meet the Dharma, increase the circumstances for you to learn that Dharma and increase the circumstances for you to understand the Dharma. He can also help you with finances, resources and solve difficulties. This is what he swore to do when he first arose as a Dharma Protector.
21 Feb 21, 08:45 PM
Fhsam: A 8 Dorje Shugden rides on a snow lion as lions are believed to be the king of animals. Him riding on the snow lion means that he is able to tame the ego of his followers, tame the anger of his followers and tame all negative qualities in one’s followers. In fact, by riding on a snow lion, it symbolizes Dorje Shugden’s immense power. As it says in his sadhana, he has the power of 10 million Dharma Protectors.
21 Feb 21, 08:45 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A8 : Dorje Shugden rides on a snow lion as lions are believed to be the king of animals. Him riding on the snow lion means that he is able to tame the ego of his followers, tame the anger of his followers and tame all negative qualities in one’s followers. In fact, by riding on a snow lion, it symbolizes Dorje Shugden’s immense power. As it says in his sadhana, he has the power of 10 million Dharma Protectors.
21 Feb 21, 08:45 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Joy and Nicholas,
21 Feb 21, 08:44 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 7. Why does Dorje Shugden appear in the form of a monk?

Dorje Shugden was a monk for many lifetimes before he arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
21 Feb 21, 08:44 PM
Jacinta: A8: Dorje Shugden rides on a snow lion as lions are believed to be the king of animals. Him riding on the snow lion means that he is able to tame the ego of his followers, tame the anger of his followers and tame all negative qualities in one’s followers. In fact, by riding on a snow lion, it symbolizes Dorje Shugden’s immense power. As it says in his sadhana, he has the power of 10 million Dharma Protectors.
21 Feb 21, 08:44 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette :)
Pastor Antoinette: Yes Valentina, it is said all our wishes and we need to have the right conditions in our life to be able to practice the Dharma.
21 Feb 21, 08:44 PM
Valentina_moderator: 8. What is the meaning behind Dorje Shugden riding a snow lion?
21 Feb 21, 08:43 PM
Valentina_moderator: Can proceed to question no. 8 if you are ready :)
21 Feb 21, 08:43 PM
nicholas: Q5: What roles did Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen play in the young Rinpoche's life? Which Buddha that Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen known to be the emanation of?
A5: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was a role of a father, sponsor, mentor, teacher and Guru to young Rinpoche’s life.
Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen known to be the emanation of Lama Tsongkhapa.
21 Feb 21, 08:43 PM
Joy: 7. Why does Dorje Shugden appear in the form of a monk?

- Dorje Shugden in the form of a monk because Dorje Shugden was a monk for many lifetimes before he arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. He was the great, unequaled master Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was the 5th Dalai Lama’s contemporary. 
- Dorje Shugden arose from a lineage of pure monks and that is why he is depicted as a protector monk. As a monk in a protector form, he wears the full robes of a fully ordained gelong or Bhikshu.
21 Feb 21, 08:43 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Yes Valentina, it is said all our wishes and we need to have the right conditions in our life to be able to practice the Dharma.
21 Feb 21, 08:43 PM
Valentina_moderator: Very nice answer Callista :) - Callista: By clearing or helping our mundane problems, this can help us to focus on practicing Dharma
21 Feb 21, 08:43 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Fhsam
21 Feb 21, 08:43 PM
Fhsam: 7.it is Dorje Shugden in the form of a monk because Dorje Shugden was a monk for many lifetimes before he arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. He was the great, unequaled master Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was the 5th Dalai Lama’s contemporary. Dorje Shugden arose from a lineage of pure monks and that is why he is depicted as a protector monk. As a monk in a protector form, he wears the full robes of a fully ordained gelong or Bhikshu
21 Feb 21, 08:42 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Joy, Jacinta, Callista, Yee Mun, Pastor Shin
21 Feb 21, 08:42 PM
Callista: By clearing or helping our mundane problems, this can help us to focus on practicing Dharma
21 Feb 21, 08:42 PM
Joy: 7. Why does Dorje Shugden appear in the form of a monk?

Dorje Shugden in the form of a monk because Dorje Shugden was a monk for many lifetimes before he arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. He was the great, unequaled master Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was the 5th Dalai Lama’s contemporary. 
21 Feb 21, 08:42 PM
Pastor Shin: A7. Dorje Shugden in the form of a monk because Dorje Shugden was a monk for many lifetimes and arose from a lineage of pure monks. Before he arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. He was the great, unequaled master Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was the 5th Dalai Lama’s contemporary. 

As a monk in a protector form, Dorje Shugden wears the full robes of a fully ordained gelong or Bhikshu. 
21 Feb 21, 08:42 PM
Valentina_moderator: Very good answer Jacinta. That's why we need to use this opportunity to purify our karma and accumulate as much merits as possible - In response to your question Moderator, yes - Dorje Shugden will help us to remove the obstacles temporary, in order for us to purify and gain more merits.
21 Feb 21, 08:41 PM
Valentina_moderator: Thank you Callista and Pastor Antoinette - according to you why does Dorje Shugden help us with mundane problems as well?
21 Feb 21, 08:41 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A7 : Dorje Shugden in the form of a monk because Dorje Shugden was a monk for many lifetimes before he arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
21 Feb 21, 08:40 PM
Callista: A7:Dorje Shugden was a monk for many lifetimes before he arose as the Dharma Protector
21 Feb 21, 08:40 PM
Jacinta: A7. It was because Dorje Shugden was a monk for many lifetimes before he arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
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