Don't Embarrass The Buddha - Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


10 comments posted
Is he a comedian or a Monk

I think he's funny.
But he should not be like this from beginning to end.
He should remember that he's a Monk.

Posted by anonymous (not verified) on June 6, 2012 - 10:03am

Interesting. I can see why this would bring up a lot of reaction in people. I can also see why this is important to watch and listen to. There is a point when he implores you to listen and pay attention in those moments when faced with something you don't like. This is great!

Posted by Nathan Pike (not verified) on March 13, 2012 - 5:45pm
This guy is practicing

This guy is practicing abusive mind control on his flock. Shame, guilt are tools of control. Religious groups are places where these arts are practiced on unsuspecting citizens. The worst part of it is people are probably giving him money to make them feel like crap.

Posted by anonymous (not verified) on March 1, 2012 - 1:58am
When I first watched this I

When I first watched this I was very shocked. I have never heard a monk talk in such a manner, it seemed unusual due to the tone of voice he was using. However, one day I was having a disagreement with my spouse and I heard Tsem Tulku Rinpoche repeating (very loudly) my thoughts in the same manner. I then realized how childish I was being and how irrational that thought was. Could you imagine if some one else could point out your thought pattern and really show you how it sounds from a different point of view?!

I felt so silly for having those thoughts, I felt wiser for recognizing it, in awe of how awesome monks are and had a deeper understanding for the many different forms of the dharma.

Posted by anonymous (not verified) on January 22, 2012 - 1:00pm
You Have Got To Be Kidding Me

seriously?!!! WHY SO RUDE AN OFFENSIVE? why is he preaching shame? I find his antics embarrassing to watch, like a spoiled child making a spectacle of himself, very sad.

Posted by lil buddhist (not verified) on January 11, 2012 - 9:18pm
Dear Lil Buddhist, To

Dear Lil Buddhist,
To criticize a monk, especially a High Lama such as H.E. Tsem Rinpoche... already shows your level of practice... I'm not criticizing you, but it's just the fact.

If you find this embarrassing to watch... well, then you'll find it embarrassing to watch your own attitude or for that matter, everyone else's attitude. Why? Because the Lama shows us who we really are, he portrays in such a way to show us how we usually react to almost everything around us. Things that we do, we don't notice due to our selfcherishing mind... so he is forced to show it to us, and then only will we realize 'ic... this is how i've reacted all the time' and then change our habits. This is the kindness of the lama...

I do not blame you for expressing such thoughts... most of the time, without the wisdom or knowledge, we can't see through that what the lama does is actually to benefit others.

You're a good person, the fact that you're finding Dharma means you've realized certain things in life requires spirituality, and i rejoice for that thought as not many people have it... However, do read up and widden your knowledge, contemplate on it to convert it to wisdom... it will definitely benefit you, as it had benefitted many others.

Please remember: "To disparage the Guru is to disparage all the Buddhas... and to have ill thoughts of the Guru (whom is the Buddha in flesh) destroys aeons of merits..."

I wish you well... take care

Posted by Meiers (not verified) on January 20, 2012 - 11:13pm
Your "level of practice"

Your "level of practice" don't look so good, either... eh, daddio / babbio?

Posted by anonymous (not verified) on June 21, 2012 - 8:11pm
wow do it yourself dharma just what all of the old ones been

you are so cool

diy dharma

so many people can not travel

so many people rely on the stuff

they are shoved from every where about

time someone intervened and suck a little dharma

into the mathematical cracks that are lacking

in the pockets of all of the people

who make the current world



preen your hair like a peacock

you are a young monk

and how else will

you be recognised

in the future

if you did

not do everylthing necessary to understand the everything of everything

so you may find a way everything will move everyone and everything

affecting them in the correct direction

or ok oh ah lets just stay here

in samsara burning up

all the limited

resources for no benefit of our grandchildren

wake up even all of you who are sleeping

Posted by andrew hibberd (not verified) on December 10, 2011 - 11:33pm
Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

We all project our self flaws on to others. Have mercy.

Posted by laker1 on November 21, 2011 - 6:56pm
01:15 Tsem Tulku Rinpoche preens his hair

That's the first time I've seen a monk preen his hair!

Posted by Alastair (not verified) on November 14, 2011 - 1:02am