We are starting to plant

We are starting to plant

Aug 30, 2015 | Views: 242

The Organic Farm One of the core pillars of conscious living at the Kechara Forest Retreat is to embrace and live in harmony with nature. We wish to achieve...

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Respects to Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche

Respects to Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche

Aug 30, 2015 | Views: 640

One of the lamas who first recognised me as a tulku back in 1987 was His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. His Eminence is a world renown healing lama from...

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Can you make this?

Can you make this?

Aug 30, 2015 | Views: 395

Dear Friends, These are some delicious Tibetan favorites of many. What is wonderful is that they are vegetarian. So they taste good and  harm no one. I am not...

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Ingredients for a successful relationship

Ingredients for a successful relationship

Aug 27, 2015 | Views: 1,102

  Suzan and her husband during the wedding ceremony. Chinese have a unique custom. The bride should wear red during the wedding as red denotes wealth, prosperity, good luck, and growth. I was requested to...

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Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche

Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche

Aug 22, 2015 | Views: 1,074

When my Tsem Ladrang team received an invitation to the opening of Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche’s new centre, I was very very happy to hear this news. Whenever anyone is...

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So special!

So special!

Aug 18, 2015 | Views: 569

The beautiful message on the card from Lew and Cynthia. Lew and Cynthia are wonderful people who work in the E-Division department of Kechara. I am so happy to...

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What are pujas about… do take a good read…

What are pujas about… do take a good read…

Aug 9, 2015 | Views: 5,791

An expression of your Compassion: A teaching by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche Rinpoche gave a really lovely teaching to a few of us yesterday about the significance of doing pujas...

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Kechara House Penang opens!

Kechara House Penang opens!

Aug 7, 2015 | Views: 430

On June 14, 2015 Kechara marked another milestone with the opening of Kechara House Penang. Located in the northern island state of Penang, the opening of Kechara House Penang...

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Black Manjushri

Black Manjushri

Aug 6, 2015 | Views: 710

This is an important practice I’ve been wanting to have available for a very long time. Many high lamas, my teachers and even the my dharma protector has recommended...

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Massively beautiful

Massively beautiful

Aug 6, 2015 | Views: 403

Dear friends, This is really beautiful and I want to share these with you. Take a few minutes out to enjoy and be blessed. Tsem Rinpoche   ****  ...

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These are creative and beautiful!

These are creative and beautiful!

Aug 6, 2015 | Views: 259

When I first shared with Malaysians about container homes and their benefits, most of them looked at me with a little hesitation… however, in the States, people have been...

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20 Pounds of Poison

20 Pounds of Poison

Aug 6, 2015 | Views: 371

I found this illuminating article explaining how much ‘poison’ we actually store in our bodies because we don’t consume the right foods or drinks to cleanse it! If you...

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Guess what they got?

Guess what they got?

Aug 6, 2015 | Views: 170

Dear friends, When we want to do something we normally always have fear of the commitment, time, energy involved and even greater fear if we would be successful. We...

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The Extremely Secret Song of Realization

The Extremely Secret Song of Realization

Aug 6, 2015 | Views: 364

My dear friends, This is very powerful prayer to Heruka Chakrasamvara written by Changkya Rolpai Dorje or one of the previous incarnations of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. This prayer...

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Tendencies

Tendencies

Aug 2, 2015 | Views: 1,372

  Never say “I CAN’T change”, never say “It’s TOO LATE to change”, because when you say it you are thinking it, when you are thinking it, you open...

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The Ten Commandments Monument

The Ten Commandments Monument

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 220

This is a very interesting piece of news about a decision made by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. It is always a wise choice to separate church and state. All governments...

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Scientists Have Discovered That Living Near Trees Is Good For Your Health

Scientists Have Discovered That Living Near Trees Is Good For Your Health

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 181

I have always been fascinated by nature and one of my greatest wishes is to live in a small retreat house in the forests or mountains. I have always...

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Celebrating H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama’s Birthday in Kechara

Celebrating H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama’s Birthday in Kechara

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 221

This post was submitted by Kechara House, which is our temple (gompa) department.     From the state of an exalted, white virtuous mind,I and all mother sentient beings,...

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Courtesans of Ancient India

Courtesans of Ancient India

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 299

In most cultures, women as a gender have been undeniably classified as lower in status compared with men. It was only recently that women began to receive equal recognition,...

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They exist!

They exist!

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 273

I have always been very interested in Bigfoot. I believe that they exist and despite their large size and vicious looks, they are said to be very spiritual according...

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New Animal Welfare Bill for 2015 Passed in Malaysia!

New Animal Welfare Bill for 2015 Passed in Malaysia!

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 138

Dear All, I have just heard this excellent news, that our wonderful government in Malaysia is taking animal welfare more seriously and has approved a new set of laws...

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He has the best job in the world!

He has the best job in the world!

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 344

We are all brought up in a world that encourages materialism. We are taught that accumulation of material wealth will bring us happiness. However, the opposite is true, and...

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Teachings by Atisha

Teachings by Atisha

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 269

  Advice from Atisha A Lamp for the Enlightened Path Advice to Namdak Tsuknor Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland Translation by Thubten Jinpa Translation by Alexander Berzin The Jewel Rosary of...

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The Perception of Hardship

The Perception of Hardship

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 241

What is hardship? Is there really a definitive way of classifying a certain situation as hardship? What may be difficult for you and I may not be a problem...

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A Chicken and Egg Situation

A Chicken and Egg Situation

Jul 30, 2015 | Views: 210

There are so many things that we do in our daily lives that's unkind to the environment and the beings around us

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Amazing survey!

Amazing survey!

Jul 30, 2015 | Views: 129

  This is totally an amazing survey you must take a look and share with people. There are results if we stop harming animals. If you are already a...

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I like this!

I like this!

Jul 29, 2015 | Views: 255

This Couple Spent Decades Building Their Own Self-Sustaining Island Talk about extreme green. Artists Wayne Adams and Catherine King spend their days completely immersed in nature – the Canadian...

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Updated: Dorje Shugden Teaching Videos

Updated: Dorje Shugden Teaching Videos

Jul 29, 2015 | Views: 21,843

Dear treasured friends around the world, When I first founded Kechara back in the year 2000, one of my wishes was to have a Dharma community… people who dedicate...

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Heruka’s eye (胜乐金刚之眼)

Heruka’s eye (胜乐金刚之眼)

Jul 23, 2015 | Views: 588

His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche was one of the most famous, sought-after and extremely powerful teachers of recent times in Tibet. Pabongka Rinpoche comes from a long line of...

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What is Your Choice?

What is Your Choice?

Jul 18, 2015 | Views: 1,585

  Do you notice some people just take and give not much back and if they do, there is an agenda? It’s difficult to balance one’s compassion when dealing...

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Intimate advice for us

Intimate advice for us

Jul 17, 2015 | Views: 1,348

Dorje Shugden in our latest private 2nd trance in Kechara Forest Retreat said clearly that working for dharma is very good. Working for Kechara is very good. He mentioned...

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‘Selfie Addiction’ Is No Laughing Matter, Psychiatrists Say

‘Selfie Addiction’ Is No Laughing Matter, Psychiatrists Say

Jul 15, 2015 | Views: 609

Dear friends, I had observed a few people I know who obsessively must post pictures of themselves constantly. Social media has become their platform to express this obsessive need?...

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Why so rude?

Why so rude?

Jul 14, 2015 | Views: 680

  Dear friends, When and if we visit other people’s social media pages and sometimes don’t agree with their views, that is okay but we absolutely should NOT comment anything derogatory or...

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Bangladeshi Buddhist monks feed hundreds of poor Muslims during Ramadan

Bangladeshi Buddhist monks feed hundreds of poor Muslims during Ramadan

Jul 5, 2015 | Views: 333

Bangladeshi Buddhist monks giving out Iftar meals, food for breaking the daytime fast, to Bangladeshi Muslims at the main shrine of Dhammarajika Monastery in Dhaka on July 6, 2015....

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700 Meet A Buddha (七百人幸睹佛现)

700 Meet A Buddha (七百人幸睹佛现)

Jul 2, 2015 | Views: 19,995

On June 21, 2015, Kechara had the privilege and great merits to witness an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche briefly describes here...

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My plea to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

My plea to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Jul 2, 2015 | Views: 5,506

Some people would like to say that there is no ban. Some people would like to say there is a ban. And some people are not even sure what...

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Tsa-Tsas are nice!

Tsa-Tsas are nice!

Jul 1, 2015 | Views: 550

Tsa tsas are 2D images of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Arhats, saints, great masters, yogis, Mahasiddhas and Dharma protectors. The tsa tsas are usually made of a certain type of clay...

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Exciting KFR on June 27!

Exciting KFR on June 27!

Jun 27, 2015 | Views: 439

This is what was happening in one day in Kechara. I thought it would be interesting to share the updates and pictures. Our members are indeed very busy with...

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This is so needed

This is so needed

Jun 27, 2015 | Views: 676

Dear friends around the world, This is so refreshing, so needed and so timely. We need more of this between all religious leaders and followers. Often times we can...

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An 8 Year Old Boy With A Mission

An 8 Year Old Boy With A Mission

Jun 27, 2015 | Views: 368

What were you doing when you were eight-years-old? Most of us probably spent it having fun without a care in the world, but this special boy, Christian McPhilamy, grew...

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A Mighty Girl

A Mighty Girl

Jun 26, 2015 | Views: 486

Dear Friends around the world, I try to always share stories and pictures that inspire me to be a better person. My blog team and I do spend a lot of...

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My favorite!

My favorite!

Jun 25, 2015 | Views: 156

I thought I would share the beautiful burst of colors, health and good things for your body and health. One of my all time favorite is tomato. I can have...

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5 Ways You Can Support Your Dying Parent

5 Ways You Can Support Your Dying Parent

Jun 24, 2015 | Views: 1,167

  Dear friends, This article is very practical and helpful. I respectfully reproduced it here solely with the intent it will benefit others. I thank Ms. Patricia Seeley for...

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The Rainbow People

The Rainbow People

Jun 19, 2015 | Views: 408

I’ve always said that if I was born earlier, I would most probably join the hippie movement in America. I’ve always liked how free-spirited the hippies were, how they...

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Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings

Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings

Jun 16, 2015 | Views: 402

  Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings In life after life since the time of the historical Buddha you have incarnated in a string of scholars, masters and yogis with the...

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Dr Dolma

Dr Dolma

Jun 16, 2015 | Views: 674

  Transcript (edited): In October or November of 1987, around that time, I arrived in New Delhi from the United States. I was 22 years old and I had...

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Tiny advice on tormas

Tiny advice on tormas

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 372

Dear friends I care about, Try to make the tormas big as usual the way it’s done daily, but much more refined and symmetrical also. Not bulgy looking. The...

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Ganapati Ragavajra

Ganapati Ragavajra

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 779

Dear students and friends, In Buddhism, there are various practices that we can engage in to help remove obstacles and receive the conditions that we need in order to...

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Give Them A Home

Give Them A Home

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 413

I have been blogging about animals ever since I started this blog to raise awareness on showing kindness and compassion to every single living being

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多杰雄登教诲系列视频

多杰雄登教诲系列视频

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 1,222

当我在2000年创立克切拉的时候,我的其中一个愿望便是创造一个佛法社群——人们把自己投入在学习、实修及传授佛法之中。在克切拉正在发展的当儿,这个需要越是紧迫,

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The Mala

The Mala

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 419

 This is the exact street I was playing in the rain and found the mala. The white house on the right is my family home where I grew up...

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Dorje Shugden: My side of the story (多杰雄登:我这方面的说法)

Dorje Shugden: My side of the story (多杰雄登:我这方面的说法)

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 106,468

    Dear respected friends, I have been asked many times to speak about Dorje Shugden. After much consideration and direction from my teachers and protector, I decided it...

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Body of a courtesan in nine stages

Body of a courtesan in nine stages

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 665

Dear friends around the world, I found this to be interesting. Obviously people have had attachments to the body which causes us to take up actions that bind us...

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Great News from Kechara Blooms

Great News from Kechara Blooms

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 80

I recently received wonderful news that one of our departments, Kechara Blooms, was nominated as one of the top twelve florists in Malaysia! Kechara Blooms was established in 2011...

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Prostration Retreat Completed!

Prostration Retreat Completed!

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 199

Five students of mine have recently informed me that they have completed their 100,000 prostration retreat. I am so happy for them.

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The Healing Deity – Loma Gyonma

The Healing Deity – Loma Gyonma

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 511

  When Buddhas give teachings, it is specifically to benefit the listener. When the listener applies the teachings of the Buddhas and becomes enlightened, that person becomes another Buddha,...

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Toro Jubilo

Toro Jubilo

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 135

All sentient beings deserve the right to lead peaceful lives, in which they are not exploited for another’s benefit or entertainment. Unfortunately, beings in the animal kingdom have often...

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Do You Have These Cancer Causing Agents At Home?

Do You Have These Cancer Causing Agents At Home?

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 210

Dear students and friends, We design our homes to be safe havens… a place where our loved ones and ourselves can feel safe and protected, a place where we...

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Heroes Behind the Scenes

Heroes Behind the Scenes

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 258

I would very much like everyone to take 10 minutes off from your busy lives to read this article and contemplate on it. Taking care of animals is never...

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Shell Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean

Shell Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 66

Please take a moment to read this. I came across this petition by chance and find it very worrying as it may endanger the lives of people and animals...

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The Art of Thangka Painting

The Art of Thangka Painting

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 237

As Tibetan Buddhism gains prominence in the world, so too is Tibetan art being appreciated more and more. Today, many sacred Tibetan thangkas can be found in art exhibitions...

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Get Involved in the Wealth Box Project at KFR

Get Involved in the Wealth Box Project at KFR

Jun 12, 2015 | Views: 1,367

Dear students and friends, Many years ago, I spoke briefly about Wealth Vases and Wealth Boxes (Wealth Cabinets or Yangkham), and at that time I mentioned that we will...

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Panchen Lama meets Chinese President

Panchen Lama meets Chinese President

Jun 11, 2015 | Views: 406

Dear friends, I found this interesting. I do not endorse nor am I against this.  This is simply news and I thought I would share. The more friendly China is with the...

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  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:42 PM
    Here is an extract (quite lengthy) taken from an interesting article written by a Buddhist teacher :-

    “………. What’s the point of all this? The vital point is that we must and need to accept that religion is an illusion, or religion is about illusion. Notice how we cannot really prove empirically or co¬n¬vinc¬ingly that any of our religious beliefs — God, heaven, nirvana, Amitabha, Guanyin, karma, rebirth – are really true. Yet, for some reason, we find them (or any of them) meaningful.
    Note that I do not say that they are false ideas — we don’t really know. Hence, they are illusions. An illusion, like desert mirages, can be real (we can actually see them). But we know that mirages, despite their visibi¬lity, do not really exist. Mirages have beauty and mystery – like works of art – to which extent, such illusions can be inspiring and healing. But, we must not delude ourselves that they are real, as you and I are real! Otherwise, we really need to carefully read Erik Erik¬son’s Young Man Luther.
    If we make serious efforts to see our true personality with the eye of honesty, we will see that we do have serious personal problems, especially when we take up religion seriously, especially if we are religious teachers (lay or monastic). To the extent that religion has contained us or mellowed us, that is good. But, as religious teachers, what we speak before an audience can move or mold them in more ways than we can imagine.
    The question we must ask ourself in our truest moments with ourself is: Am I teaching reli¬gion, or am I teaching my self? Am I really teaching Dharma, or am I projecting my ego? As a rule, if we are still unawakened, we can only teach our self: we share what we know and feel. These are all illusions, no matter how true or beautiful they may be (remember the mirage?)
    If we strongly and stubbornly believe that what we teach is as “real” as you and I are real, then we are saying that these religious mirages we believe in are real! If we insist that we have tasted joy, peace and wisdom in such realities, then we are (consciously or unconsciously) claim¬ing to be enlightened (when we are not) – we seem to be talking Zen. This is the grandest of delusions. And those who believe us, would be heading down the same path as we are.
    Animals believe what their senses show them to be real – these are, in fact, the only realities they know and act on. They would not know what a mirage is; they do not know the difference between illusion and delusion, between true and false. If we do not know what a mirage is, and we do not know what delusion is – what does that make us?
    No wonder the Buddha says that if we hold on to wrong views, we would become animals. And if we encourage others in our delusion, then we will bring upon ourself hellish sufferings. We create our own delusory (but virtual¬ly real) worlds. We will be playing our own virtual games for aeons.
    On a deeper level, all that has been written here points us to a recollection of non-self. Under¬lying all things, all our thoughts, actions and words, is the principle that there is no abiding essence, no immortal soul, no eternal self. Immortal soul or eternal self are an illusion. If we think that we have a permanent or eternal soul or self, then we are deluded (we are seeing what is not there, or looking at something but seeing something else). If we see and accept illusion as illusion, to that extent we are wise.”
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:30 PM
    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 were ordained on 24th October 2011 and every year since then, more have made this commitment to bring the Buddha’s teachings to people in our modern era.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/support-the-kechara-pastors.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:29 PM
    These are some delicious Tibetan favorites of many. What is wonderful is that they are vegetarian. So they taste good and harm no one. I am not very fond of cooking but I know many are. I wonder if there is anyone out there who can make these? They are delicious.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-make-this.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:27 PM
    One of the lamas who first recognised me as a tulku back in 1987 was His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. His Eminence is a world renown healing lama from Sera Monastery who now resides in Italy thanks to the ban on Dorje Shugden. Despite the obstacles, Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche has worked tirelessly for many decades to promote world peace and provide social services to the community. He has set up schools to provide education to the underprivileged, and clinics to provide medical assistance that is both based on Western and Eastern disciplines. Gangchen Rinpoche has met with various world leaders to establish initiatives that foster harmony, and also does pujas and rituals to stabilise and bless the environments.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/respects-to-kyabjegangchen-rinpoche.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:24 PM
    We are attempting to plant some fresh vegetables and so far the results are promising. Today I was presented with our own homegrown lettuce and I must say it was delicious. I had three bowls of it and there were plenty more! Thank you! We are attempting to experiment, perfect as we go along and become better at planting a variety of vegetables. If we can grow more of our vegetables to consume, that would be wonderful. We can have natural pesticide free vegetables and help to defray growing food prices. It’s very rewarding to eat what we grow. Being vegetarian, most of my food comes from vegetables. I am looking forward to this very much as well as many others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/we-are-starting-to-plant.html
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 12:01 PM
    Till the false is seen as false, truth is not.
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 06:57 AM
    The Maha Parinibbāna Sutta records the Buddha as declaring to us, “Dwell with yourself as an island, with yourself as refuge, with no other refuge – dwell with the Dharma as an island, with the Dharma as refuge, with no other refuge.”
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 06:07 AM
    If everything is impermanent, unsatisfactory and non-self, it means that there is no abiding agent — something like a creator-God or powerful being out there — who can help us in understanding
    the true nature of life, an understanding that liberates us from craving and ignorance, from suffering. Since we need to understand such vital truths for ourselves, it means that the true answers must lie only within ourselves. We cannot rely on anything outside of ourselves, even through rituals and vows (which are ways of seeking outside succour or salvation). Indeed, this is the only way to spiritual salvation — through self-reliance and selfrealization.
  • Erickksiow
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 05:53 AM
    PREVIEW Peace & Love ( Meditation Music ) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SjsBvKi8Ko
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  • Erickksiow
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 04:25 AM
    Peace & Love ( Meditation Music ) Please support Kechara – https://itunes.apple.com/my/album/peace-love-meditation-music/id1031614972?i=1031615084
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  • mar
    Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 09:40 AM
    Valuable article – Speaking of which , if anyone has been looking for a 2013 WV DoR IT-140 , my company found a fillable form here http://pdf.ac/2QdZ8Q
  • tsemtulku
    Thursday, Aug 27. 2015 06:50 PM
    I like to look after and give attention to people who others kinda don’t want to look after. I feel they have enough in their lives to bring them down so I like to add a little sunshine into their world if I may.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Aug 27. 2015 02:27 PM
    克切拉佛教講法師的各種面貌

    每位講法師都有自己的專長,各就各位為上師、三寶、護法利益大眾的使命而努力,竭盡所能多方面服務大眾。懇請十方大德支持我們 http://www.youcaring.com/kechara-pastors-405767!

    阿尼洛桑杰舜
    https://www.facebook.com/anilobsangkyabjom

    https://www.facebook.com/anilobsangkyabjom/posts/902261346521070
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Aug 27. 2015 01:40 PM
    PHOTOS ON THE GO

    Nice painting of Tibetan King Trisong Deutsen who did alot for the propagation of Dharma during his reign. He is worshipped as a Dharma king and attained being also. H.E. 25th Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?nggpu=www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/photo_150822183110_0.jpg
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Aug 25. 2015 02:24 PM
    For Gyaltsen –

    Dear Gyaltsen,

    You might like to read “The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Part Four: Systems of Buddhist Tantra” written by Jamgon Taye for your questions earlier.

    Thank you.

    With best wishes,
    Pastor Adeline

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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!

Tsem Rinpoche

What Am I Writing Now


 

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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3 days ago
So picturesque: Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
3 days ago
Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
4 days ago
This Vajra Yogini is in Rashi Gempil Temple in Howell, New Jersey. My guru Kensur Rinpoche invited this from India and enshrined Her in his house next to the temple. His house was right next to the temple. I use to go and look at Her always extremely fascinated. The statue is there now and here it is. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Whenever we think we can't we should take refuge in Manjushri and do his practice and retreats and then our minds will open up more and then we will understand we can. That nothing is can't but everything should be CAN!~ Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche drew this Buddha.
2 weeks ago
Four wonderful people at a very holy and sacred location making pilgrimage. Many dakinis were sighted in this area.
2 weeks ago
Nice painting of Tibetan King Trisong Deutsen who did alot for the propagation of Dharma during his reign. He is worshipped as a Dharma king and attained being also.
2 weeks ago
Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in Canada! See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73108
2 weeks ago
The personal statue of Lord Dorje Shugden of His Holiness Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche. Very holy and sacred. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden statues to be given away
2 weeks ago
Some Dharma protectors have the special karmic link to take trance in people to speak. Gaden had a such a great oracle called Choyang Dulzin Kuten who took trance of Dorje Shugden, Setrap and Kache Marpo. This is a picture of the oracle of Gaden in full trance.
2 weeks ago
Two of the best people anyone can have as friends in their life. Left is Beng Kooi and right is Su Ming.
2 weeks ago
His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche visited me in my house in Gaden Monastery back in 1994. What an honour. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
My personal thangka. Centre is H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Left is emanating from his heart is Vajra Yogini. Right is Dorje Shugden. I am at the bottom eternally prostrating to them. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Each one of us should write a respectful letter to this temple head and try to release this poor elephant..Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Powerful!!
2 weeks ago
I want to be this Yogi in the picture. I want to be just like him deep within myself exploring the outer universe because I have conquered and mastered my inner universe. Because everything on my inside is explored, purified, cleaned and awakened, I venture out to the thousands of universes and limitless minds to bring them the truth of existence and phenomena. I wish to travel the three realms, various planes and six forms of existences. I wish to share vision of emptiness and bodhicitta which is the view to liberate the countless beings still trapped within themselves and their surroundings. I wish to be of tremendous benefit as I sit by my tree and placid lake. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Lord Buddha shows a miracle by ascending above the river into the sky to resolve a dispute
2 weeks ago
Something short and special to share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73042
2 weeks ago
I am with Dato Wira Eric and Jp to plan Kechara Forest Retreat a few years back
2 weeks ago
I love this poster next to our Kechara outlets in the shopping malls
2 weeks ago
Does this work? Has anyone tried this? Click on picture to enlarge.
3 weeks ago
Very nice picture. Keep as screensaver. It is our stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
3 weeks ago
Whatever picture you see on the feet is the internal organ you benefit when press on that area. This is Chinese reflexology. TR
3 weeks ago
On our Tsem Rinpoche's http://www.tsemrinpoche.com, a while back an article was posted "DORJE SHUGDEN: MY SIDE OF THE STORY", where Rinpoche shares about his personal journey of Dorje Shugden's practice, history and why he continues his practice even with so much personal attacks for his choice. This blog post has since reached over 100,000 now. This is news to rejoice. Many people have viewed this post and gained further knowledge on Tsem Rinpoche's relationship with Dorje Shugden and in the process learned more about the practice of Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche on this post speaks with clarity, strength and logic: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65988
3 weeks ago
There is no photo-shopping at all. Look at what is in the sky. TR
3 weeks ago
Maghada Sangmo on the top of the roof offering incense and requestiong Buddha to her home. Her relatives making offerings to naked Jain sadhus in her home. (right side). The left side sees Buddha arriving miraculously heralded by his entourage/students of Arhats riding various animal mounts. The Arhats have gained certain supernatural abilities. Buddha descends to the house and is at the door. Receives alms from Maghada Sangmo and gives dharma teachings. As a result, the city has taken refuge from listening to the Buddha and many achieve Arhatship. Due to Sangmo's devotion, faith and trust in Buddha, the Buddha arrives at her home and turns the wheel of dharma and many enter into the dharma because of this. This is a clip from a old thangka. TR
4 weeks ago
Ms. Su Ming is one of the most reliable and kindest persons I have met. It is anyone's good luck to be her friend. Here she is with her beloved nephew at Kechara Forest Retreat. May they be blessed always.
4 weeks ago
This was taken at Kechara Forest Retreat. If you click and enlarge the photo, you can see what is illuminated under the moonlight. Very nice.
4 weeks ago
This picture was taken on Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. I was around 19 years old I think. I was living in Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre under the holy guide of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I love and respect so much. I was lucky to be a young boy in a huge city like Los Angeles and living under the guidance of a great master like him. I feel I have very good karma to find this master and trust him, follow him and live with him when other teenagers were doing such different things in a big city. My interest was always dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This was my tiny small room in Gaden for the first few years. The space next to my rooms are where the cows stayed. I had a huge crack in my wall and I can see the cows and they can see me! My room leaked very badly when it rained with a separate toilet nearby. The toilet barely worked and rarely flushed and had snakes in the toilet or behind the door a few times. The manager of the place told me I can get a better room that does not leak if I raise funds to build more rooms. I was barely getting enough to eat let alone raise funds for buildings. This was back in 1988 till around 1992 I lived in the small room in Gaden Shartse Monastery. I was having such a difficult time finding sponsorship, I could not at that time. But even still I was grateful to be in Gaden and always miss it. This room has since been renovated and fixed up. It has alot of memories for me. Spiritual memories. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Please click on this picture and read the message.
4 weeks ago
Nice Picture! Kache Marpo in full trance offering a khata to our sacred Kechara Forest Dorje Shugden statue. When Kache Marpo flings the khata (Tibetan white offerings scarf), it really just flies to the massive statue!! Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Duo Bao Jiang Si Monastery in China. Beautiful.
4 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche's immediate previous incarnation. Kentrul Thupten Lamsang of Phari.
4 weeks ago
Intricate Heruka. What is nice is Marpa and Milarepa is on this. Marpa initiated Milarepa into Heruka's tantra and Milarepa practiced and became enlightened from this practice. We know the famous Milarepa but he relied on Heruka for full enlightenment.
4 weeks ago
Beautiful Buddha image and strong message.
4 weeks ago
What a BEAUTIFUL Vajra Yogini. I like this so much. The face and body is so very nice. I like the flames behind Her also. This is very nicely done.
1 month ago
When we seek pleasure, we always end up in pain eventually. All phenomena is subject to compositional decay and nothing is permanent. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Do click on this picture as it really hits home. TR
1 month ago
This is such a spectacular photo of Kechara Forest Retreat. Must download and save!
1 month ago
A very meaningful picture for me with important people in my life. TR
1 month ago
This one is a real good one. TR
1 month ago
profound and powerful
1 month ago
Peace is what we need.
1 month ago
Some people have the freedom and some people don't. But all deserve it. 
1 month ago
We all have a choice of how others view us and where we end up. Have shared my thoughts here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=70726
2 months ago
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  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    3 days ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 weeks ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    2 weeks ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    2 weeks ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    2 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
  • Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    2 months ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    3 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    3 months ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
  • Mumu Loves Snack!
    3 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    3 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    3 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    3 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html

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CHAT PICTURES

7 hours ago
Meditation in front of Lord Buddha in Kechara Forest Retreat with the blessings of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, on the throne. Pastor Adeline
7 hours ago
孝顺不怕多,只怕做不够。Asyley Chia KSDS
8 hours ago
A heart warming scene in front of Wisdom Hall in Kechara Forest Retreat during our day tour. Caring and loving daughter with appreciative parents. Pastor Adeline
8 hours ago
Phobe shared about puja with all volunteers during our weekly dharma sharing today. It was a good presentation. Thank you! Pastor Adeline
8 hours ago
Weekly White Tara puja led by Pastor KH Ng, assisted by Pastor Gim Lee every Tuesdays at 8.00pm - 9.30pm. Lucy Yap
15 hours ago
Pastor Yek Yee presenting Frederick and Cecelia with flowers to welcome them to our big family at Kechara House gompa. May they progress in their spiritual practice and be blessed by the Three Jewels. Lucy Yap
15 hours ago
Kechara House and Kechara Puja House staffs viewed the blogchat topic "What are pujas?" at Kechara House gompa this afternoon. Pastor Yek Yee is very good at her explanation on compassion when doing pujas for the benefit of others in need. http://bit.ly/1eDQloy Lucy Yap
16 hours ago
**Meditate with Nature**Kechara Forest Retreat.~Wee KPVH
17 hours ago
Altar set up for Menlha puja. By Puja House 1 September 2015
17 hours ago
Dukkar Puja is a very popular puja at Puja House; mostly requested by sponsors with legal cases. By Puja House 1 September'15
18 hours ago
Kechara Pastors meeting on improving our services with Pastor Yek Yee at Kechara House gompa today. http://bit.ly/13EbeQe Lucy Yap
18 hours ago
A big Dorje Shugden puja was conducted in Puja House today for Sponsor to clear obstacles. By Puja House, 1 September 2015
20 hours ago
Pastor Adeline and Pat setting a positive motivation the first thing in the morning with prayers at Kechara House gompa. Our precious Guru, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche emphasizes the practical application of the Buddha's teachings in our daily lives. Read more on Rinpoche at here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qwYpuAfq1E Lucy Yap
22 hours ago
The divine prayer that benefits all sentient beings, Dorje Shugden & Setrap puja ( E ) is led by Pastor KH Ng weekly on Mondays at 8.00pm - 9.30 pm. Lucy Yap
23 hours ago
Before puja begin, Puja team will light incense offer to Buddha. By Puja Team, 1 September 2015
yesterday
During Outcall puja today, Pastor Yek Yee blessed the environment of the Sponsor's house. 31 August '15
yesterday
Dorje Shugden puja is held in Puja House today for Sponsor to clear obstacles. By Puja House 31 August'15
yesterday
Puja Team was preparing for tonight protector puja which held in Gompa every Monday. By Puja House 31 August'15
yesterday
Dukkar puja was held today for Sponsor to clear her severe illness. By Puja House 31 August'15
yesterday
Cynthia Ng led tonight's weekly Monday ( Chinese ) Dzambala puja at Kechara House gompa .Time : 8.00pm - 9.30pm. Lucy Yap
yesterday
走错路,总比不走好,起码因误会得福。不走,就真的没路了。阿尼洛桑杰舜-Wee KPVH
2 days ago
29/8/15 星期六,经过四个小时的导领,温婉如讲法师上巴士致词道别,感谢来自柔佛的参访团。最后参访活动在众人的掌声和欢笑声中圆满结束。Asyley Chia KSDS
2 days ago
放生能让小生命重获生存的机会,是累积长寿,健康功德的好办法,所以生日放生是最适合不过了。-Wee KPVH
2 days ago
When we surrender our ego to Dorje Shugden, we give rise to wisdom & compassion. Pastor Adeline
2 days ago
We deserve the right to practice without prejudice like any other spiritual faith. - His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche (posted by Pastor Adeline)

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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