Look what happened in Oakland

Look what happened in Oakland

Sep 17, 2014 | Views: 323

Vina Vo (left) and Kieu Do pray at sunrise near a Buddhist shrine at 11th Avenue and East 19th Street in Oakland. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle   Dear...

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Good Influences

Good Influences

Sep 17, 2014 | Views: 183

  Dear Rinpoche,This is a vintage Bionic Woman doll complete with its packaging. Its an offering from me.  Pastor David   Dear Pastor David Lai, Thanks for the...

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Can we just be Spiritual but not Religious?

Can we just be Spiritual but not Religious?

Sep 16, 2014 | Views: 483

Can we be spiritual without being religious? Can we gain attainments by being spiritual but not religious? What are the differences between these two? Do we want to learn...

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The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 8)

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 8)

Sep 15, 2014 | Views: 3,501

This section features articles and true stories written by Tsem Rinpoche’s personal attendant Pastor Loh Seng Piow. Being Rinpoche’s personal attendant means that I am able to witness real...

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TRANSCRIPT: How Lama Tsongkhapa transforms to Vajrayogini

TRANSCRIPT: How Lama Tsongkhapa transforms to Vajrayogini

Sep 14, 2014 | Views: 3,433

April 5, 2010  (Transcribed from a teaching given in Tsem Ladrang Kuala Lumpur, June 2010) How Lama Tsongkhapa transforms to Vajrayogini If you condense Buddha’s teachings step by step,...

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TANTRA

TANTRA

Sep 14, 2014 | Views: 449

In this day and age, when our overwhelming distraction is lust which turns into difficulties short and long term…it is so hard to suppress. So in Tantra, it is...

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Debating with Kandarohi

Debating with Kandarohi

Sep 13, 2014 | Views: 1,326

Awhile back, I had this debate session with a student of mine, his name is Kandarohi. I wanted to put this video and transcript up for everyone to read...

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Tsem Rinpoche in an art store…

Tsem Rinpoche in an art store…

Sep 11, 2014 | Views: 270

  (posted by Pastor Seng Piow) One evening Tsem Rinpoche was shopping in an art store and saw an elderly lady who needed help in getting some art papers,...

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Don’t Be Disenchanted -My Sharing (Setrap Retreat)

Don’t Be Disenchanted -My Sharing (Setrap Retreat)

Sep 7, 2014 | Views: 2,215

 August 5, 2012 Kechara House is engaging in another Setrap retreat, this time to clear obstacles for the smooth manifestation of Kechara World Peace Centre or KWPC. They will...

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(Personal Attendant) Tsem Rinpoche parenting

(Personal Attendant) Tsem Rinpoche parenting

Sep 5, 2014 | Views: 1,276

 September 27, 2012 (By Pastor Loh Seng Piow)  His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche may be a monk, but He can handle and nurture kids much better than many parents. Watch...

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Question on Jealousy

Question on Jealousy

Sep 4, 2014 | Views: 2,127

Jealousy makes you unsettled, have no peace, be unhappy and act in ways that make you deteriorate and be alone. How can you be jealous of other people who...

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Ani Ngawang Pema – 45 years solitary retreat

Ani Ngawang Pema – 45 years solitary retreat

Sep 2, 2014 | Views: 2,679

Yesterday, I was sent a short video clip by one of my students, Sharon Saw. The video was on a beautiful nun who lived in a small little hut,...

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Our Neurotic Mind

Our Neurotic Mind

Sep 1, 2014 | Views: 2,428

 July 7, 2012 Above video is a Dharma Talk I gave in Nepal in 2008, it is about Milarepa and “How and Where our NEUROTIC MIND appears, and Why...

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You and Your Imprints…How To Break Bad Habituations

You and Your Imprints…How To Break Bad Habituations

Aug 30, 2014 | Views: 3,313

 July 4th, 2012 Early in June, I decided to do a surprise visit and share some Dharma with the students who took their time away to engage in Lamrim...

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What I Think of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama?

What I Think of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama?

Aug 27, 2014 | Views: 2,093

  Dear friends, Some years back I gave a talk on my feelings about His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. This sharing was recorded and transcribed. The transcript of...

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H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s biography

H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s biography

Aug 25, 2014 | Views: 996

    Zong Rinpoche (1905-1984 AD) was a highly realized Gelug Lama and disciple of Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, junior tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama. He was famous as a...

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Lineage

Lineage

Aug 25, 2014 | Views: 809

This is something I was just thinking of and I wanted to share. His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche was said to be a fully attained great lama. He was...

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BuddhasforDownload

Free downloadable Buddha images (complete)

Aug 25, 2014 | Views: 932

Yes, you can download and print high-resolution images of the Enlightened Beings, Buddhas and High Lamas absolutely free. Why are we doing this? We realise that it can sometimes...

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Some Thoughts on Depression

Some Thoughts on Depression

Aug 25, 2014 | Views: 1,331

  Neuro chemical imbalance arises from the body. The type of body arises from karma. What body and all the problems with it and inherited diseases and imbalances are...

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Easy and effective

Easy and effective

Aug 25, 2014 | Views: 3,346

This is Tsongkapa manifesting as semi-wrathful Mahasiddha on a tiger to his disciple Kedrup Rinpoche in the bottom right corner. This thangka belongs to a series of 5 special...

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Look at what I got!

Look at what I got!

Aug 23, 2014 | Views: 348

  Mr. Nicholas Yu gifted and surprised me with this wonderful 2ft Bigfoot figurine. I was taken aback happily and really like this Bigfoot very much. I wanted a larger figurine...

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What’s on your Altar?

What’s on your Altar?

Aug 23, 2014 | Views: 857

Are we creating an altar, a shrine to the death of millions of animals who were slaughtered mercilessly to get on our dining table? Watch the video below:  ...

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Win a Manjushri?

Win a Manjushri?

Aug 22, 2014 | Views: 4,057

Dear friends, I came across this article and video and it really broke my heart. I wish so much to share this with you. Please don’t say you find it...

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Dr Jiang’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Dr Jiang’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Aug 21, 2014 | Views: 3,164

Dr Jiang   Dr Jiang has shared his knowledge of very healthy food that I would like to share with everyone. These recipes can make a radical boost to...

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Celebrity Buddhists

Celebrity Buddhists

Aug 20, 2014 | Views: 16,870

In the past decade, it seems that in the Western World, in particularly, America - Buddhism has really taken off and been embraced by many people. There are Sanghas,...

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Does this match?

Does this match?

Aug 20, 2014 | Views: 938

Dear friends, I do not own this article or make any profits, but I found it very interesting to share this well written article. I have looked back in...

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Bradley Kassian on Kawang and Serkym

Bradley Kassian on Kawang and Serkym

Aug 20, 2014 | Views: 549

What is Serkyem? What is its purpose? Why is it performed?   The Serkyem or Golden Drink offering, is part of Dharma Protector’s practice like that of Setrap Chen’s...

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The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 7)

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 7)

Aug 19, 2014 | Views: 3,637

This section features articles and true stories written by Tsem Rinpoche’s personal attendant Pastor Loh Seng Piow. Being Rinpoche’s personal attendant means that I am able to witness real...

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You have to see this!

You have to see this!

Aug 19, 2014 | Views: 390

This is something we are not familiar to read or hear about. Perhaps there is nothing we can do for the moment, but at lease be content with your...

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This is wonderful

This is wonderful

Aug 19, 2014 | Views: 261

Pastor Shin during a puja session   Pastor Shin on Sin Chew Newspaper! Just recently, Pastor Shin Tan appeared in a local Chinese newspaper called Sin Chew Daily. I...

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TRANSCRIPT: To Jill Carroll with Care..

TRANSCRIPT: To Jill Carroll with Care..

Aug 19, 2014 | Views: 980

 Apr 28, 2011   Dear Ooi Beng Kooi, I saw your name as a contact person for Tsem Rinpoche and his center. I am an American who believes in...

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The Cowichan People gave him the name “Thumquas”

The Cowichan People gave him the name “Thumquas”

Aug 14, 2014 | Views: 432

 Are they real, or are they myth? A Seven to Nine foot tall man ape has been sighted in North America for centuries. The mysterious ape-like creature; also known...

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From Nepal

From Nepal

Aug 7, 2014 | Views: 562

Mitra Poudel is a friend of mine from Nepal. He gifted me with these two wonderful paintings of Yeti (Himalayan Bigfoot). My other friend Khom Thapa (KB) arranged for...

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After the Monastery

After the Monastery

Aug 7, 2014 | Views: 769

A reconciliation story  Bhikshu Heng Ju (Tim Testu)   Left to right: Bhikshus Heng Yo and Heng Ju in the rain, on their “three steps, one bow” pilgrimage for...

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Buddhist weddings at World Pride Toronto 2014

Buddhist weddings at World Pride Toronto 2014

Jul 31, 2014 | Views: 894

By Yönten, on July 25th, 2014 Reverend Christina Yanko from the Toronto Buddhist Church was one of the officiants at the mass wedding which took place at World Pride...

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Exciting information on Tsongkapa!

Jul 30, 2014 | Views: 1,485

Dear friends, I was on the blog chat and several other persons also joined me to my delight. I started asking various persons about the different enlightened aspects of...

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Shall I teach?

Shall I teach?

Jul 20, 2014 | Views: 1,707

    When I do my ‘duty’ and teach dharma to people and the illusions of samsara, they find it hard to let go. I am accused of not letting them...

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Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Jul 17, 2014 | Views: 7,213

Last Saturday night was exceptionally busy at Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK), with three different youth groups volunteering on the same night! We had the NRC11 (Team Najib Razak Club)...

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To understand projections better

To understand projections better

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 1,444

  This is profound and the secrets to our success or failure. ~Tsem Rinpoche  ​  When the chips are down and some condemn so easily, it shows who they...

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How can a teacher say that?

How can a teacher say that?

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 700

March 14, 2014 By Heather L. Weaver, ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief Imagine if your child was ridiculed in front of his classmates for his religious...

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Bigfoot declared to exist in 1974

Bigfoot declared to exist in 1974

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 405

 Dear friends,   This is a little interesting article and newspaper clipping I came across. I find it totally fascinating how sometimes Bigfoots are ‘confirmed’ to exist and other...

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The Healing Properties of Water Stored in Copper

The Healing Properties of Water Stored in Copper

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 850

   by Bhavika June 30, 2014  During my childhood days I remember my mother storing water in a copper vessel and asking us to drink it after 7-8 hours, she...

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Transcript: Amitayus Sadhana practice

Transcript: Amitayus Sadhana practice

Jul 10, 2014 | Views: 7,692

(UPDATED WITH VIDEO TRANSCRIPT). I gave the initiation of Buddha Amitayus to a very ill young boy and group of people. I mentioned that day, those who are interested...

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The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 6)

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 6)

Jul 9, 2014 | Views: 3,381

This section features articles and true stories written by Tsem Rinpoche’s personal attendant Pastor Loh Seng Piow. Being Rinpoche’s personal attendant means that I am able to witness real...

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Look what the postman brought!

Look what the postman brought!

Jul 5, 2014 | Views: 1,364

Dear friends, I was so surprised when delivery came and dropped this off at my house fully framed, undamaged and in perfect condition. Can you imagine, painted, wrapped and...

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Gratitude series (ongoing- #2 posted)

Gratitude series (ongoing- #2 posted)

Jul 2, 2014 | Views: 607

  Gratitude series (This will be ongoing, so check back for new posts) I will be posting up all that I am grateful for in my life. Though my...

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Respect them

Respect them

Jun 30, 2014 | Views: 647

  In Nepal, the bigfoots are called Yetis. In Tibetan they are called Migurs. Sightings of these creatures in the Himalayan region are common for hundreds of years and...

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Borscht Soup

Borscht Soup

Jun 30, 2014 | Views: 154

Dear friends, When I was younger and didn’t really care much about this food or that food, I didn’t realize what a spectacular cook my Mom was. She can...

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  • Toh Cheng See
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 12:32 AM)
    Thank you Rinpoche . The narration of the relationship between Milarepa and Marpa was so entertaining that one will remember it always.
    The training that Milarepa has to undergo reminds me of the Shaolin Temple shows where the student is made to carry water or rocks from distance river or quarry and how the master made the student work tirelessly to train their mind, to clear away the preconception mind one has.
    It is so like us to have this attitude. I have seen this happening to people where for example they did something good or credible they have this projection that others should “look up at them” or “treat them like a VIP” and when all this does not happen they get angry and their ego comes in and they create so much trouble for others .
    It is true that upbringing plays a big role . For example if a little toddler happens to walk and trip and if adults rush quickly to pick them up and start saying “oh you poor thing ” and then tells the child “let us beat the floor cause the floor made you fall” and the adult then goes to use hand to “beat the floor” what the child learns is “it’s never my fault, it’s always the fault of others”. This is crazy but I think most of you have seen adults doing this when a child falls.
    I notice also in family with a few kids , the oldest are usually more stable and matured while the younger ones tends to be more “baby” even though they have grown up to be adults. This happens cause the oldest child are more independent when they are young, having to do most things themselves . Then comes little brother or sister and the older sibling loves playing the role of the older brother and sister. The older sibling will always run to the younger ones to help in just almost everything . Maybe younger one drops a toy and instead of picking it up himself and older sibling quickly dash over to pick up for the younger one. Thus the younger child will grow up with the preconception that others will be always at their feet doing everything for them and how they should be treated and when things don’t go their way their mind becomes neurotic.
    Thus like Milarepa , one needs to change one’s attitude and preconception mind.
    I will use the story of Milarepa to remind myself not to have a preconception of how things should be .
    Thank you once again Rinpoche for this entertaining but educational video.
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 10:38 PM)
    It is amazing what happened to a neighborhood in Oakland. You have to see this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53083
  • Od Howell
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 06:39 PM)
    dear his eminence tsem rinpoche,
    although i should work on my disertation about the genocide in mongolia in 1937 as an effect from russian communist policy i can not resist continue to do research about your aunt nirgidma, since i found her story in internet by accident. is it that i am myself half mongolian half german, growing up in both cultures or does she appear to me as a spiritual sister to my beloved grandfather, son of a mongolian nobleman, who studied in 1926 in germany as one of the first mongolian students, i am so much fascinated about her. in opposite to my grandfather who was persecuted by the communists and even arrested twice for political reasons nirgimda seamed to had a happy end. i bought her publication she made 1937 in paris with old mongolian folk songs and gave it this summer when i was in mongolia to my relative, a famous composer, who said he never heard these songs before. i cant let go the idea of writing a book about her and record the songs again for the mongolians of nowerdays. it is very hard to find information in internet. today i even read the whole correspondence between teilhard de chardin and lucile swan to find fragments about nirgidma and it was a kind of revelation. your excellency, can you help me to find her children or any other descendants to find out, if a publication is wished by the family? we mongolians had a very difficult history within the past hundred years and this princess makes us so proud to know that she existed. when the russians banned buddhist religion in mongolia and even changed the alphabet from old mongolian into russian cyrillic letters it was a cut off from the mongolian culture and their traditions.
    i would also like to know if tsedn dorzhi, nirgidmas half brother who stayed in china is still alive? he must be very old now. i hope very much to hear from you, may all the love and peace be with you, yours sincerely, od
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:53 PM)
    Question asked by Maria
    Your Excellency,
    Greetings of love and peace. I am embarassed with my question but I am taking the courage to do so – why is it that during my recitation and meditation practice I am greatly disturbed by a sudden noise as if someone intentionally kicks the furnitures or noise from the incense and candle burning? I can feel shadows also in the room where I do my practice. I would like to know if there is a remedy on this because I get really startled each time thus preventing me from learning full concentration. The noises start to happen when my body begins to heat up. Is this a sign of obstacle Thank you Your Eminence.


    Response by tsemtulku
    Dear Maria, many experience what you experience. It’s sometimes ‘common’. Do Sindongma’s prayer and mantra for one round before starting your practice daily and the ‘shadows’ will dispel with time. I wish you luck. Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/protection-from-black-magic-and-spirits.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:49 PM)
    From His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    Today was not a very good day for me. I was washing in the shower and the shower is very small and always had a problem due to lack of air. So I had hyperventilated and starting blacking out and hard to breathe. I had this problems for months now, but only today I almost blacked out. Lucky Pastor Seng Piow was around to help me and wipe me down and get me to a chair. Also when showering due to my weight, my back hurts and hard to wash the legs, so when I bend to wash, it is very difficult. Need a chair in the shower, but cannot fit one. Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for your help and wiping me down. Now I am better with the fan on me.

    (wwww.tsemrinpoche.com/chat)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:48 PM)
    This is a special statue of Je Tsongkapa. It was made during Tsongkapa’s time by a student and offered to Him. It is said to resemble Tsongkapa very much. And this holy statue is now housed in Tashi Lunpo Monastery, Shigatse Tibet. To see, hear and contemplate Je Tsongkapa is so meaningful and collect one aeons of merits. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?nggpu=http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/moby-to-6avv7a.jpg

    Taken from PHOTO ON THE GO
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:45 PM)
    From His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    Pastor Seng Piow found a person from China who can do treatment on neck, shoulder, shoulder blades and back pain problems. Went to try and the diminutive person was strong and quite effective. After searching for months, finally found one that is effective and reasonably priced too. Those areas were painful for a few weeks and today there is some relief. Much better.

    (wwww.tsemrinpoche.com/chat)
  • Pastor Jay Jae
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 07:46 AM)
    你知道吗?藏传佛教的法会,自修或共修时的唱诵有分细、慢、长、柔和、忿怒等的美妙乐音。这些音调来自虚空,来自传承祖师聆听了来自空行母或本尊自身的微妙唱诵而编排,非为行者自己编辑。

    其含义包括运用音声做供养和赞叹三宝诸尊的功德。同时是修炼自身的气、脉和明点使其得加持行者的凡夫身为适合的容器接受佛法和密法的流露。并可获得身心自在。

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlOz2Dxy6Jk
  • Pastor Jay Jae
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 05:01 PM)
    忏悔无喜悲,是空性的本体
    忏悔无宗派,是心灵的坦诚
    忏悔无责罚,是生命的责任
    忏悔无对错,是除习的明理

    忏悔的依靠,是正觉的如来
    忏悔的悔过,是内心的佛性
    忏悔的补缺,是更新的开始
    忏悔的决心,是修行的根本

    忏悔的心声,是悲哀的沉重
    忏悔的心理,是痊愈的开始
    忏悔的心灵,是除垢的武士
    忏悔的心神,是解脱的指引

    感念上师赐予众生忏悔的法门
    故今日心念,笔下此忏悔法的微妙功德
    弟子俊仁讲法师合十
  • tsemtulku
    (Sunday, Sep 14. 2014 03:27 PM)
    Please go to PHOTOS ON THE GO and see the latest picture of Tsongkapa’s holy statue that is said to resemble Him. Just scroll up and see on your right. Click on the picture to enlarge. Blessed to be able to see and think of Je Tsongkapa. Save the picture to your phone and computers. Share with friends.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Sep 13. 2014 12:10 PM)
    For cheng see – Nice natural and non-violent ways to invite insects out of our house. Very kind of you to share. Thank you!
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Sep 13. 2014 12:08 PM)
    For Josselynn – Thank you Josselynn for sharing. It is not coincident that you’ve met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and felt the way you did. Please continue to learn and apply the precious dharma and see your own transformations which you’ll forever be grateful for.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Sep 13. 2014 12:06 PM)
    3 mins ago
    Tsem Rinpoche: Dear friends around the world, This is so wonderful that all of you are discussing dharma here on my blog chat (www.tsemrinpoche.com). I am so glad to see this every Friday on US Pacific Coast time 8PM. For next Friday (September 19, 2014) sharing on blog chat, please study up on His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s biography: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52782 and a short teaching: Birth Death and Bardo: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=21897. We will discuss about these two reads. You will learn more and more as you read and discuss here. I rejoice when you learn more. Tsem Rinpoche

    Extract from http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/chat
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Sep 13. 2014 11:58 AM)
    It really warms my heart to see everyone here sharing, chatting and learning on my blog. It is truly rewarding for all of us who work long hours on the blog to bring dharma to everyone. I thank my technical team in E-Division, Manjushri Hill team, US Team and my blog team too! :) :) I send my appreciation to all those of you who participate too! :) All of you are mini awesome Bodhisattvas in the making. :) Never be afraid to be wrong and never be afraid to learn. The more we learn about dharma, the more we can apply to ourselves to transform. The more we understand dharma, the more we can share with others and be much more convincing and clear their doubts. :) :) :) Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Sep 13. 2014 11:30 AM)
    Dear friends around the world, This is so wonderful that all of you are discussing dharma here on my blog chat (www.tsemrinpoche.com). I am so glad to see this every Friday on US Pacific Coast time 8PM. For next Friday (September 19, 2014) sharing on blog chat, please study up on His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s biography: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52782 and a short teaching: Birth Death and Bardo: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=21897. We will discuss about these two reads. You will learn more and more as you read and discuss here. I rejoice when you learn more. Tsem Rinpoche

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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What a nice message. All my work/posts on tweet does make a difference in people's lives. Nice to know that. Tsem Rinpoche
2 days ago
When we work with integrity and harmoniously with eachother, we can accomplish much. Harmony and integrity are the keys. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days ago
I've asked the same question too. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days ago
To take Manjushri as one's special practice has innumerable benefits. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 days ago
This is a special statue of Je Tsongkapa. It was made during Tsongkapa's time by a student and offered to Him. It is said to resemble Tsongkapa very much. And this holy statue is now housed in Tashi Lunpo Monastery, Shigatse Tibet. To see, hear and contemplate Je Tsongkapa is so meaningful and collect one aeons of merits.
4 days ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two disciples Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Geshe Lhundrup Sopa.
5 days ago
When you accuse others of this and that, time will tell who is successful in the end. Because accomplishments speak the loudest. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
Don't lounge around and do nothing, accomplish nothing and be nothing. Benefit others and make your life the cause for many lives to find relief, comfort and hope. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
Friends and people will come and go, but your determination and goal must be firm. Let nothing deter you to succeed in your goal and later in life, look back and rejoice in all you've done. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
Don't listen to rumours and negative talk about someone who has benefitted you. Be loyal and reciprocate the kindness you have received. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
When you feel hurt, realize and understand the pain, get up and keep trying until you succeed.~Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
Many will accuse us, threaten us and even make up tales about us, but we must be truthful in all our actions always and forgive them. ~Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
Respect everyone, trust few and follow one. Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
Back in 1983 this house was Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre in Los Angeles. I lived here for a few years before going to India. This is the house I met H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, received many teachings and served Rinpoche for 6 months. This is a special place for me. Tsem Rinpoche 
7 days ago
What a nice message. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
I would like to thank Queck Soon Lee, Elsie Toy, Soh Lee Loon and Lim Kam Koi for the beautiful and blessed images of Tara. It's really wonderful and made from porcelain. I like Tara very much. All of you are wonderful students of Modern Buddhist Fellowship. Please make Modern Buddhist Fellowship a place of practice, learning and benefitting society even more. Put all your efforts to make this place fully blossom more. You have my prayers. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is so perfect! Really direct wisdom and to the point. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Interesting deduction. TR
3 weeks ago
When we need to support, we should not remain quiet or indifferent. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is so true. It's hard but it applies. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
I get thanks and appreciations very often from people all around the world for my blog (www.tsemrinpoche.com). Majority of the people I do not have the pleasure to know who they are. Yet they write in always. They read and leave comments on the blog also. We get now between 100,000 to 120,000 views per month now on my blog I am told and it is consistent ever month. I am AMAZED, HUMBLED AND HAPPY. I am glad so many around the world learn and benefit from my humble blog. I received two messages today. One from Penang (North Malaysia) and one from Italy thanking me for the blog and how much they learn from my blog and how much they appreciate it. It makes all the hard work worth it. Wonderful. Thank you everyone for the learning and feedback. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
We spent around 5 hours blogging about H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche's biography. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52782)---- For further interesting posts and pictures on Zong Rinpoche, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/.../cate.../kyabje-zong-rinpoche
3 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche with his two disciples H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Perfect triad of blessings. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, I just posted this on our LINEAGE lamas and how we should cultivate our attitude toward our lamas for successful practice: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52656 Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche: The most BEAUTIFUL Dharma wallpaper downloads in both English and Chinese language here for FREE: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=7052 and many free high resolution Buddha picture downloads here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52713
3 weeks ago
Wonderful! Today I went out briefly from my retreat and I found a BEAUTIFUL holy Dalai Lama pendant in a store. Am not going out much these days at all. It's nice to have His Holiness close to my heart. I wore the pendant immediately. When I was a child, people had similar ones and I always wanted one. Many of the Kalmyk people would wear it. Now I have one of my own. I really like it. Tsem Rinpoche.. Myself requesting H.H. Dalai Lama to bestow on me ordination: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=19322
4 weeks ago
This is important to read, see and contemplate. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
What is on your altar? Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52604
4 weeks ago
My little 4 inch Bigfoot figurine arrived today also. I sure like seeing this fellow around. Makes me feel like he belongs around my environment.
4 weeks ago
A beautiful Lord Manjushri arrived and He is in standing form. Absolutely beautiful. only around 8 inches in height and very graceful. I really treasure all forms of Manjushri and He is gracing my working table where I can see him very clearly. I offer incense to Him throughout the day as I do my work. I like to have incense and offerings throughout the day as much as possible. In fact 24 hours a day.
4 weeks ago
Read this book by John Blofeld over 30 years ago. Now getting another copy of it to re-read. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
An EXCITING contest going on now! It starts today August 21, 2014-September 4, 2014. Anyone from anywhere around the world may join in!!! You have a chance to win a fabulous Manjushri statue and some wonderful great books. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496
4 weeks ago
The Shwedagon Great stupa in Myanmar, it holds the hairs of Buddha Shakyamuni. Very holy and worthy of a visit. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Great words of wisdom from Bruce Lee. Must read. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
This is corn that is grown on our Kechara Forest Retreat land in Malaysia,. Fantastic!!!!! Julia said it's very juicy and sweet! Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Locked up her whole life. Never sees sunshine, grass, dirt, or the sky. She is forced to lay eggs constantly and daily. She does so until she's dead, then they send her to be eaten. She has no feathers and can barely stand due to no space and sunlight. She is locked in this tiny space always.
1 month ago
Wonderful plants to have in the room. 
1 month ago
Amazing Rescue: Last week in Goalpara, India, train passengers spotted this baby elephant struggling in a muddy ditch and had the conductor stop the train, so they could keep the elephant company and feed it local vegetation until a rescue team arrived!-from FB
1 month ago
Beautiful outdoor large Lord Buddha in Bhutan.
1 month ago
The discovery of this giant Sonoran Desert Toad yesterday outside the Chiricahua Desert Museum the locals are sure this toad is responsible for the loss of their pets This toad weighed in at 57 pounds, that was after it dispensed about 2 gallons of urine during its capture. the largest native toad in North American does not typically get any larger than about 1.5 pounds length of 7.5 inches this is a new world record. -from FB
1 month ago
Kalarupa thangka sent to me by Pastor JJ. Thank you so much.
1 month ago
This is wonderful. Full of thought and deep. Please read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This is one of my MOST favorite science fiction movies of all time. It's a little B-rated, but I find it super cool still. LOL. Do watch and leave a comment and let me know what you think: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=34750
1 month ago
His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche was said to be a fully attained great lama. He was one of the greatest teachers of his time. He has achieved one-ness with his Yidam Heruka Chakrasamvara. There was many indications of this. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
My bigfoot area in my room with books and statues..
2 months ago
Great Buddha Tsongkapa.
2 months ago
There are more Buddhist Priests, Ministers and Pastors now. This is a wonderful trend. Do see what a great job Rev Christina Yanko is doing in Canada: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52129
2 months ago
If everyone can realize this would eliminate so many problems.
2 months ago
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  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 weeks ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    3 weeks ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    4 weeks ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    1 month ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    1 month ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    3 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    5 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    6 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    6 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    7 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    7 months ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    12 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    1 years ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    2 yearss ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    2 yearss ago

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Beautiful and colourful sky of Kechara Forest Retreat. Love it! P. Adeline
3 hours ago
When we deal with our emotional issues then they don't get bigger~H.E.Tsem Rinpoche _Hee TS
3 hours ago
A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you. ~ H.H.Dalai Lama_Hee TS
4 hours ago
Thank you to the Thursday volunteers for helping in the kitchen today. Employees from EMC Asia, students from HELP University and not forgetting Marge Lee. Justin@KSK
4 hours ago
Thank you to the Thursday volunteers for helping in the kitchen today. Employees from EMC Asia, students from HELP University and not forgetting Marge Lee. Justin Cheah@KSK
4 hours ago
If we develop a good heart, real appreciation, love and compassion for others, our life will improve.~H.H.Dalai Lama_Hee TS
4 hours ago
How much freedom we feel we have is dependent on how much we free our minds~#tsemtulku_PB
8 hours ago
Freedom is being free from what binds us due to wrong views.~#tsemtulku_PB
8 hours ago
Never experiencing love is not an excuse for not giving love.~#tsemtulku_PB
8 hours ago
Every attendees make their dedication and wish sincerely especially gain more inner wealth to help the Dharma growth hence able to spread Rinpoche teaching to ten directions... From Casteven Lim (KHJB)
18 hours ago
Weekly Dzambala (Eng ) puja at Kechara House gompa was led by Tat Ming and assisted by Freon. Lucy Yap
20 hours ago
Setrap (Chi ) puja at Kechara House gompa was led by Ck Siah and assisted by Mr Hee.The pastor on duty is Pastor Adeline Woon. Lucy Yap
21 hours ago
All attendees are busy doing set up and make offering to Buddhas before Dzambala Puja started. From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Good day or bad day, it will pass, but be diligent in your Manjushri prayers daily.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
Special form of Manjushri-Recite His mantra daily: Om Ah Ra Baza Na Dhi ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago

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