Dorje Shugden people

Dorje Shugden people

Jan 26, 2015 | Views: 11

  My dearest friends around the world,   What is your opinion: Do you think we should segregate other people due to their economic class, color, gender, religious belief...

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Bangkok Monks and why make offerings

Bangkok Monks and why make offerings

Jan 25, 2015 | Views: 2,390

Our large group in Bangkok woke up around 4 am to get ready. We left the hotel at around 5 am to drive to Banglampoo area of Bangkok...

I pray to what I want to

I pray to what I want to

Jan 24, 2015 | Views: 12,859

(中文翻译请点击这里:http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57247) This is respectfully addressed to all spiritual aspirants, Whether our teacher is famous or high profile or not should not matter in our trust, belief and loyalty towards...

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我忠于我的修持

我忠于我的修持

Jan 24, 2015 | Views: 218

无论我们的老师是否具有名气或高知名度,这些都不应影响我们对老师的信任和忠诚。我们的老师传授给我们的任何教诲应依据传承,而且那些教诲在过去的上百上千年来都给无数生命带来助益,因此我们也无需有所质疑。。

Top 25 Mountain Towns in Colorado

Top 25 Mountain Towns in Colorado

Jan 23, 2015 | Views: 106

Over the years, I have regularly blogged about the type of environmental settings that I find to be the perfect place to live... Even the architectural style that would...

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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered

Jan 23, 2015 | Views: 209

  The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think Posted: 01/20/2015 3:20 pmby Johann Hari, Author of ‘Chasing The Scream: The First...

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Debate with Rinpoche!

Debate with Rinpoche!

Jan 20, 2015 | Views: 270

(posted by Pastor Seng Piow) Footage of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche debating with his students. It is a common practice in the monasteries for monks to debate each other...

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Did you know this about Pabongka Rinpoche?

Did you know this about Pabongka Rinpoche?

Jan 20, 2015 | Views: 468

  Dear friends, When I arrived in Howell, New Jersey back in 1972 as six year old boy going on seven, little did I know living ten minutes walk...

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Assisting Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende

Assisting Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende

Jan 20, 2015 | Views: 347

Su Ming with Khensur Rinpoche and his attendants. Su Ming is one of the Changtso of Tsem Rinpoche A few months ago, when a few of my students visited...

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Making Offerings Shar Gaden Monastery

Making Offerings Shar Gaden Monastery

Jan 20, 2015 | Views: 1,014

Around August 2013, the Board of Directors in Kechara presented me 800 White Tara statues to request for my long life. I was very touched by such a wonderful...

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YAK

YAK

Jan 19, 2015 | Views: 683

Dear Parents and friends, Years ago I conceptualized to have our young kids book a table and sell at the flea markets on a regular basis. I asked Ms....

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Taitetsu Unno, Shin Buddhist scholar and minister, dies at 85

Taitetsu Unno, Shin Buddhist scholar and minister, dies at 85

Jan 19, 2015 | Views: 116

December 15, 2014 Taitetsu Unno, Shin Buddhist scholar and minister, dies at 85 Rev. Dr. Taitetsu Unno—one of the world’s preeminent scholars of Jodo Shinshu (Shin) Buddhism and a...

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9 Special photos

9 Special photos

Jan 19, 2015 | Views: 467

Dear friends,   Here are nine special photos you must see, share and contemplate on. The old saying is true, one picture paints a thousand words. Maybe in this...

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A Gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

A Gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Jan 15, 2015 | Views: 2,545

(中文翻译请往下看)   In the 70′s, when I came across Buddhism, there were books and there were items that were translated and some of them were quite good. But there...

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Visiting His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche in Vermont

Visiting His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche in Vermont

Jan 15, 2015 | Views: 809

(中文翻译请往下看) Last year in November 2014, I requested a group of my students to go to Vermont, USA to meet His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche and to make offerings on my...

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How My Protector Healed Me

How My Protector Healed Me

Jan 15, 2015 | Views: 1,118

(中文翻译请往下看)  A picture of myself and Choje-la, it was the first time we met each other in Malaysia我和确吉拉的合照,那是我们首次在马来西亚相见。    Choje-la, is the official oracle of over 7 great Dharma...

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Are You Secular Or Spiritual?

Are You Secular Or Spiritual?

Jan 15, 2015 | Views: 1,463

(中文翻译请往下看)  Sometimes I read online people who criticize Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and other great beings and then on another breath they are all spiritual and talking about initiations and practices...

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Meditation Retreat in 2015

Meditation Retreat in 2015

Jan 15, 2015 | Views: 998

Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) is inspired from the vision to create an authentic holistic lifestyle center where modern day spiritual aspirants can go for a get away from the...

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Short & simple

Short & simple

Jan 15, 2015 | Views: 213

  Tolerance is an interesting word. It denotes the object is at fault or difficult to deal with. Be it so in some cases as there is reality to...

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Something interesting from Russia

Something interesting from Russia

Jan 15, 2015 | Views: 293

New Russian Yeti Video Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 14th, 2015   Is this proof of bigfoot? New ‘yeti’ video shows giant hairy beast walking through forest There...

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Creating supportive environments (posted by admin)

Creating supportive environments (posted by admin)

Jan 14, 2015 | Views: 99

Many of Tsem Rinpoche’s students live together in what are known as Dharma Houses. Very often, when students are moving in, Rinpoche comes to personally ensure that everything is...

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The Rain Stopper / 呼风唤雨

The Rain Stopper / 呼风唤雨

Jan 13, 2015 | Views: 261

(Posted by Pastor Seng Piow)   The Rain Stopper A few years ago, I think in 2005, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and a few of us went to Kathmandu,...

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The story behind the Toys

The story behind the Toys

Jan 12, 2015 | Views: 258

    His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche had a bad childhood, a really bad one. Born out of wedlock, his parents abandoned him, his grandmother paid USD$50 a month to...

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I loved my horse

I loved my horse

Jan 12, 2015 | Views: 1,111

My father didn’t tell my mother the truth when she became pregnant with me, she was a young girl around 18, idealistic, in love, but she never knew my...

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The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 15)

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 15)

Jan 6, 2015 | Views: 816

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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I will not be pulled into conflict

I will not be pulled into conflict

Jan 4, 2015 | Views: 12,166

 (中文翻译请往下看) Some people think if they trust Trijang Rinpoche they are against H.H. Dalai Lama. Some people think if they have faith in H.H. Dalai Lama which they should,...

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Connecting with Tara (posted by admin)

Jan 3, 2015 | Views: 372

Tsem Rinpoche was travelling in Willow Creek, Northern California a few weeks ago. We were there to take in the various sights and areas that Rinpoche had been reading...

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How to set up altar, make offerings, prostrate to the Buddha, meditate etc.

How to set up altar, make offerings, prostrate to the Buddha, meditate etc.

Dec 31, 2014 | Views: 511

  (Posted by Admin) It is a universal truth that all beings seek fulfillment and happiness in their lives. The Buddha taught and embodied this truth and hence many...

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Rinpoche buying lottery?

Rinpoche buying lottery?

Dec 29, 2014 | Views: 274

(Posted by Pastor Seng Piow) Tsem Rinpoche is always on the lookout for needy people on the streets, be it beggars or poor street sellers…Rinpoche will buy food for...

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Help The Birds That Nobody Wanted

Help The Birds That Nobody Wanted

Dec 28, 2014 | Views: 288

(Posted by Admin) His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has a very spontaneous and natural love for animals since he was a child. He feels deeply for animals because he had...

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Support the Kechara Pastors

Support the Kechara Pastors

Dec 28, 2014 | Views: 944

The pastorship role was conceptualized by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche to preserve the Dharma and to give laypeople an opportunity to commit to benefiting others. The first Buddhist Pastors...

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Kindness and coffee for a fundraiser (posted by admin)

Kindness and coffee for a fundraiser (posted by admin)

Dec 22, 2014 | Views: 455

We were at Whole Foods Market buying items for offerings. Rinpoche likes Whole Foods because it sells organic groceries which are kind to the earth and help people to...

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Baby Jamyang saved!

Baby Jamyang saved!

Dec 20, 2014 | Views: 242

   (posted by Kechara Pastors) It was during her 7th month of pregnancy that Joanna Tan requested H.E. Tsem Rinpoche to bless her baby with a name. Within a...

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COMPETITION: TSEM RINPOCHE SIGNED COPIES! (posted by admin)

COMPETITION: TSEM RINPOCHE SIGNED COPIES! (posted by admin)

Dec 18, 2014 | Views: 1,791

(Posted by Admin) Update: 25th December, 23:59GMT We would first like to thank each and everyone of you who submitted an entry! In the last week, we received 163...

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Tsem Rinpoche rescued these fish and has been caring for them ever since

Tsem Rinpoche cares for animals (posted by admin)

Dec 17, 2014 | Views: 319

Tsem Rinpoche just sent this short teaching to some of us. I wanted to share it here so you have a glimpse into how Rinpoche thinks. In the midst...

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15 Mindblowing Minutes!

15 Mindblowing Minutes!

Dec 17, 2014 | Views: 1,225

  Dear friends, You will not regret taking 15 minutes from your day to see something so incredible, so touching, so inspirational and so moving. We often like to...

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Amongst White Clouds -Amazing!

Amongst White Clouds -Amazing!

Dec 16, 2014 | Views: 1,280

Dear Friends, I just completed watching a incredibly inspiring documentary on the hermit monks/nuns in Zhongnan Mountains of modern day China called “Amongst White Clouds” by *Edward A. Burger-a...

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Why is this woman crying?

Why is this woman crying?

Dec 15, 2014 | Views: 297

Regardless of whether a country is developed, developing or underdeveloped, there is always a demographic of people which falls below the poverty line. For example, in the United States,...

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The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 10)

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 10)

Dec 12, 2014 | Views: 4,979

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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H.H. the Dalai Lama to lead prayers in the Senate!

H.H. the Dalai Lama to lead prayers in the Senate!

Dec 9, 2014 | Views: 394

Dear students and friends, I have always admired His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for His great effort in promoting peace and compassion. Recently the news reported that H.H....

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8 Years in Burger King

8 Years in Burger King

Dec 4, 2014 | Views: 516

I would like to share with everyone about Terrance whom has worked in Burger King for 8 years, yet finds it so difficult to make ends meet for his...

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A Living Hell?

A Living Hell?

Dec 4, 2014 | Views: 428

I have always had a soft spot for animals. Especially if they are kept in captivity, animals should always be treated well and given a comfortable enclosure most similar...

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Tolerance tweets

Tolerance tweets

Dec 4, 2014 | Views: 530

Dear friends, I was inspired to tweet the following on my twitter page. I thought I’d share it her for all of you. Tsem Rinpoche     Racism, hatred,...

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The Opportunity of Adversity

The Opportunity of Adversity

Dec 4, 2014 | Views: 392

Recently, I came across an inspiring talk by Aimee Mullins on TedMed. Aimee Mullins is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model. When she was born, the delivery doctor...

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Kechara Visits Findhorn!

Kechara Visits Findhorn!

Dec 4, 2014 | Views: 217

Many of my close students know that I admire Findhorn… a spiritual community, education centre and eco-village located in Scotland. It was founded in 1962 by 3 people (Eileen Caddy, Peter Caddy and Dorothy Maclean),...

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Amazing Tables!

Amazing Tables!

Dec 3, 2014 | Views: 155

I have always had a deep sense of appreciation for beautiful, minimalistic designs and architecture, especially the ones that makes us feel closer to nature.

What is 200 Calories?

What is 200 Calories?

Dec 3, 2014 | Views: 162

As society becomes increasingly more health conscious, many people count the number of calories in their food.  Below is a fun pictorial example of what 200 calories look like...

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S.N. Goenka – Vipassana Pioneer Passes Away

S.N. Goenka – Vipassana Pioneer Passes Away

Dec 3, 2014 | Views: 200

It just came to my knowledge that the great meditator, S.N. Goenka has recently passed away at the age of 90 years old.

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  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Jan 26. 2015 08:20 PM)
    I have some questions regarding Dorje Shugden. Can you take a moment to help me? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57386
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jan 26. 2015 07:41 PM)
    Let say the person that helped you practiced Shugden. Just because of that would you cut all communications with that person and all friendship? Why or why not? If you cut friendship and ties with someone just because of a religious belief, who is perhaps at fault? The person who does their religious belief freely or the person who cuts off? Why?

    If someone has benefitted you very much, would it matter what practice they do? I mean wouldn’t you be appreciative of the help they have given you and be forever their friends or be loyal to them or you would just jump ship?

    Protectors are not our main point of worship. Protectors function is not as important as the Buddhas. If we wish to have a altar, in the centre should be our Guru, Buddha or Tsongkapa. Then on the left and right are any Buddhas. Then besides that is the Protectors. We must focus on Lord Tsongkapa for our practice daily or Manjushri, and last practice we do is protector. More important than that is the practice of Lam Rim and Lojong teachings.

    Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jan 26. 2015 07:37 PM)
    : Some people say if they are practicing Shugden we should cut all ties with them, not eat with them, not talk with them and not associate with them even if they are family. Since they practice Shugden they are defiled and dirty so we must remain clean and pure by not associating with them? Does associating with so and so because of their religious beliefs defile us or we can be friends with everyone and see them for who they are and not their religion? Does that sound right to you all? Because in Buddhism we are to be kind to everyone and all beings. Why would you look at that one aspect of that person and nothing else. Why is it that just because they practice Shugden, we cannot be kind or nice to them or be friendly. Why do we have to cut all ties? Is that religious tolerance, acceptance and compassion or segregation of some sorts? What kind of compassion and love do we practice? I am just wondering what is the opinion out there. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jan 24. 2015 12:15 PM)
    Abinav Thakuri: Dear Rinpoche, I wanted to post here to thank you for all of your teachings! They have helped me tremendously! :) I have been learning from the blog and video teachings for some time now and the lessons have changed my life. Especially, death meditation. I have been following your teaching on death meditation and have been doing it for more than 8 months now. I didn’t feel anything at first, but now I feel like i can accept negative things that happen in life in a totally positive way! I also want to do any good I can now! Instead of just waiting. I used to be lazy and had negative thoughts about life all the time before. But now it’s gone! :) I also feel that death meditation can be a good counter to depression. Thank you so much Rinpoche! :)

    From Comments I Like here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/comments-i-like.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jan 24. 2015 12:12 PM)
    Next week’s blog chat will be on “Amongst White Clouds” http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/amongst-white-clouds-amazing.html.

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    Looking forward to seeing you there!
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Jan 24. 2015 05:09 AM)
    This is one of the better and more believable abductee documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV2p0d8kRj0
  • Louise
    (Wednesday, Jan 21. 2015 10:46 PM)
    For Pastor Adeline – Dear everyone, if you like to view the pendant, please contact me for appointment. My contact is
    03-7803 3908
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Jan 21. 2015 02:27 PM)
  • Irene
    (Wednesday, Jan 21. 2015 11:12 AM)
    For Pastor Adeline – thank you for the advise pastor.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jan 19. 2015 08:16 PM)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jan 19. 2015 07:52 PM)
    I use think people have to be this way or that way and according to my views, but I realize, they have to be their way and we accept them. Sometimes they can improve the way they think and operate as we all need to ‘upgrade’, but the way to do it is by example, patience and explaining kindly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jan 19. 2015 07:45 PM)
    Tsem Rinpoche: Louise of Kechara Discovery Dept of Kechara really is coming out with beautifully newly designed Buddha pendants. You would be amazed how incredible artistic yet sacred they are. You have to take look. I was amazed and they make such beautiful pieces to wear around any neck.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jan 19. 2015 07:45 PM)
    Tsem Rinpoche: There are just people when they say they will do it, they just get it done. You need not remind them or ask them as they update back. Those types of people are a treasure to work with. They make life and work so much easier along with the normal challenges we have to tolerate.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jan 19. 2015 07:41 PM)
    Tsem Rinpoche: When you have wonderful people who can endure all types of activities for the sake of the dharma, you have to appreciate them from the depths of the heart. Which I do.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jan 19. 2015 07:40 PM)
    Tsem Rinpoche: Had a productive day yesterday. Lots of work but then when something good is accomplished, it is reason to rejoice.

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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,
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because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
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Scotch and Mykol who are Valentina's wonderful good friends came to our LA Tsem Ladrang to have dinner. I am so glad they can come as they are nice friends. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
January 15, 2015. On today's Vajra Yogini day, the ladrang arranged a Vajra Yogini mandala made of flowers as an offering. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche 
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January 15, 2015. Today is Vajra Yogini day. So Pastor Jj and our wonderful team has arranged these beautiful offerings on my shrine. Nice.  Tsem Rinpoche 
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Uncle Lai for years now without a miss comes in once a week to clean the altar of the ladrang. To clean the sacred spots where holy images reside is considered good purification of karmas. He never misses this and then upon completion he makes nice fresh offerings. Uncle Lai is generally a very kind and reliable person. We all love him. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche said to me a few years back that in order to practice or teach dharma these days, it's like being a white crow among the black. That means we will stand out and look unusual. But no matter what we must persevere. I miss this great teacher so much since his passing. He was gentle, scholarly, erudite, accomplished in sutra and tantra and had a very loving demeanor. He treated everyone equally and his vows of a monk were spotless. He was like a bright sun in the night sky. Even the first time I met him, he impacted me very strongly. I have received many teachings from him. He was a student of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and H. H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I brought 60 students with me from various countries to have audience with Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche the last time I had a chance to gaze upon his golden face. His perfect incarnation has returned. May he manifest in this incarnation as the previous. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche with his close disciple Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. Very beautiful and old vintage picture. TR
2 weeks ago
This was the first woman to request Buddha to become a nun. Because of her, the nun's tradition began. She is a Arhat in the Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Tradition. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
January 10, 2015. Nice to see Kecharians studying the dharma together today. I really enjoy seeing this and Pastor Shin was leading the class. Thank you.
2 weeks ago
How lucky I would be to live here...TR
2 weeks ago
Must share this wisdom always. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is wonderful to remember. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Pastor Niral giving a talk in Kechara. Wonderful.
2 weeks ago
January 9, 2015. Pastor Seng Piow takes his little nephew out for some toy shopping. The little guy was waiting anxiously to go out. 
2 weeks ago
His Holiness 9th Panchen Lama in Calcutta in 1905.
3 weeks ago
How nice. What a great gift from Mavis Yeh.  Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I was so lucky to get teachings by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche today on the SIX YOGAS OF NAROPA translated by Kyabje Zasep Rinpoche. And also Kyabje Zasep Rinpoche was the one who sent me these videos. How fortunate for me to get this. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
We have wonderful Kechara dharma seniors who are good and caring guides for our precious youths. I am happy to see this. Youths are so important. We must love them, respect them and share dharma with them to they mature into good people. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
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Beautiful Lady Buddha, not everyone has realized you are the alpha and omega of our inner liberation. Our mind constantly wanders in karmic creations weary yet still travelling of no choice. I seek the solace of your embrace to experience great bliss and home. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Does this picture remind you where all of our lives are eventually heading to? It's just where in line are you right now? But you still are in line.  Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
We have to save this one and reflect upon it. TR
4 weeks ago
Very powerful. Never be stuck in our comfort zones. Think out of the box and do more to accomplish our goals. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
I love this type of environment so much. TR
4 weeks ago
Special gifts of toys and snacks for some special doggies...
1 month ago
This is very helpful. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
We have to be ready to change when we seek a teacher otherwise stay hidden.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
15 minutes to watch this will blow your mind: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=55883
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H.H. the current Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche -December 2014
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December 2014-His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche in front of the largest Tsongkapa statue in the world. This Tsongkapa is in Champa Ling Monastery, Chamdo, Tibet. 
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This is the perfect setting of the environment of where I like to live. With trees, blue waters, mountains, green, speckled with flowers. TR
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Nothing can be found without searching for it. Just because others say you can't do it or don't believe in you or you can't see it, doesn't mean it cannot exist. Never give up!~Tsem Rinpoche 
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This Manjushri is in Kechara's publishing wing. Stunning. TR
1 month ago
This Tara is beautiful. Save the pictures. TR
1 month ago
Having dinner with special friends from around the world. We are honored to be with Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. 
1 month ago
This is very powerful. Share it. TR
1 month ago
Decemeber 2014-They just finished their Tsongkapa retreat and I am so glad for them. TR
2 months ago
We have so many mysteries and some can be proven while others not. TR
2 months ago
Amazing and so appropriate for some. 
2 months ago
This is so true and we have to think about it carefully. 
2 months ago
This is so true. It makes sense. 
2 months ago
Good dharma friends explore interesting places together.
2 months ago
These powerful quotes are timeless and I must read from time to time. It brings sanity, peace and focus. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
This is very interesting news. News I thought was not possible. 
2 months ago
This is good advice. I will do more and more of this as it's time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Good dharma friends go a long way together as they can work together to benefit many beings. Kudos to friends in the Dharma. TR
2 months ago
Besides Willow Creek, California, this spot in Washington state is another area where many Bigfoot sightings occur frequently. TR
2 months ago
BREAKING NEWS: India has banned the import of animal tested cosmetics. Coming just few months after they banned cosmetics testing in Indian labs, the import ban now makes India the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia. Now it's time for Australia to end cruel cosmetics. My bill has been on the books for months, and the Labor and Liberal parties still haven't come to the table. It's time for action. Join our call to end cruel cosmetics. Visit http://grns.mp/end-cruel-cosmetics
2 months ago
Celebrity host Li Kim interviews Dato' Wira Eric for Kechara Magazine. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
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  • Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29986205
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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
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  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
  • 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
    5 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
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  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
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  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
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  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
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  • 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
    9 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
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  • 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
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  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    11 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.
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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
    1 years 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
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  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
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  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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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.
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  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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Preparations and set up for tonight's puja at Kechara House gompa at 8pm to 9.30 pm. Lucy Yap
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Lovely posies arranged by Kechara Bloom for tonight's puja at Kechara House gompa.Get one now. Lucy Yap
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今晚的英語#双護法#法会是这么久以来第一次公开进行。可喜可贺!By Puja House
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24 Jan 2015 edition of Focus Malaysia. DR
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Friends in Bentong threw a surprise birthday dinner for me. I've made many friends ever since I moved to Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. DR
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Kechara Soup Kitchen's volunteers at the The Mustard Seed Charity Day 2015 bazaar in SS2 Mall, Petaling Jaya yesterday! Blood donation drive, health screening, lots of food and items for sale to raise funds for several charities. DR
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Waiting for mummy to return. :-( DR
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New mattresses, pillows and blankets delivered to flood victims in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. The rain has stopped, the houses cleaned of mud and only now we are able to deliver to them. DR
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View from our weekend retreat room. Peace and tranquility. Restores my equilibium. DR
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A slug came to visit during our retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. Blessings for him too :-) DR
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Spent a meaningful and peaceful weekend in Tsongkhapa retreat with my sister Patsy Gooi , cousin PastorHenry Ooi and colleagues in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. Photos of before and after retreat. It's obvious which of the two is the 'after' photo. DR
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Volunteer hairdressers Maggie and May of Q Salon Kota Damansara who were in KSK to provide professional haircut for our food recipients this afternoon. Something for our clients to be cheerful with Chinese New Year just a few weeks away. :D
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有错就认错,然后改过。有美好的,就随喜。若能持之以恒,快乐垂手可得。~詹杜固仁波切 https://www.tsemrinpoche.com https://twitter.com/tsemtulku (Cynthia Ng)
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Harbour City grand launching by Hatten group in Singapore @ 24/1/15. Puja team invited to perform a Puja for a smooth and successful launching led by PastorYek Yee. (Cynthia Ng)
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Pastor Gim Lee taught "Buddha statues, altars & pendants"during the year 1 English Dharma class this morning at Kechara House gompa. Next week topic is "How to deal with death" Come join us next Sunday at 10.30am to 12pm. Lucy Yap
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Year 2 adults Dharma class Day 2 from Lamrim text "The greatness of the author"was taught by Tat Ming at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap
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Another happy marriage registration by Pastor Chia attended by 30 guests of the bride and groom in Kechara House this afternoon. 25Jan15 may ong
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Lamrim class level 3, a study on the sufferings of the gods realm lead by Pastor (Anila) Choi today. 25Jan15 may ong
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Penang Study Group has completed this week Setrap puja with two new members joining us. We did discuss the next week blog chat article, "Amongst White Clouds-Amazing!", to prepare for next week blog chat session.
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Our booth at the The Mustard Seed Charity Day 2015 held in PJ SS2 Mall today. Justin@KSK
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Tat Ming teach on Day 2 Lamrim. Students focus and learn with passion. By Freon, 25/1/15
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Today during our Kechara Ipoh recycling activities at Ipoh Garden, Perak, we have new visitor Mr. Tan Chin Chye came and helped us to sort out the recyclable items. We wish him to be blessed by the 3 Jewels and receives Buddha's teachings in his current and future lifetimes. Kin Hoe.
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has started our recycling activities at Ipoh Garden, Perak, Malaysia now. Early in there morning, there are many Ipoh friends came and pass us some clothes and recyclable items. Kin Hoe.
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Pastor Han Nee has delivered her 2nd Dharma Sharing in Penang to benefit us. Thank You Pastor for the impactful sharing. - Soon Huat
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