Shall I teach?

Shall I teach?

Jul 20, 2014 | Views: 1,366

    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...

Read more »

Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Jul 17, 2014 | Views: 6,714

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)...

Read more »

To understand projections better

To understand projections better

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 1,284

  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...

Read more »

How can a teacher say that?

How can a teacher say that?

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 626

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...

Read more »

Bigfoot declared to exist in 1974

Bigfoot declared to exist in 1974

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 305

 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...

Read more »

The Healing Properties of Water Stored in Copper

The Healing Properties of Water Stored in Copper

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 520

   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...

Read more »

Transcript: Amitayus Sadhana practice

Transcript: Amitayus Sadhana practice

Jul 10, 2014 | Views: 7,378

(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...

Read more »

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 6)

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 6)

Jul 9, 2014 | Views: 3,089

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...

Read more »

Look what the postman brought!

Look what the postman brought!

Jul 5, 2014 | Views: 1,112

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...

Read more »

Gratitude series (ongoing- #2 posted)

Gratitude series (ongoing- #2 posted)

Jul 2, 2014 | Views: 555

  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...

Read more »

Respect them

Respect them

Jun 30, 2014 | Views: 556

  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...

Read more »

Chen’s care and help

Chen’s care and help

Jun 28, 2014 | Views: 489

Dear friends around the world, Chen has returned back to Malaysia yesterday as his US visa has completed. We had a nice farewell dinner with him. After dinner we...

Read more »

I was in Willow Creek!

I was in Willow Creek!

Jun 25, 2014 | Views: 1,744

Dear Friends around the world, For as long as I can remember I have been interested in the Paranormal, mysterious and supernatural. I’ve been particularly interested in Bigfoot. In...

Read more »

Another Interesting Bigfoot Film!

Another Interesting Bigfoot Film!

Jun 24, 2014 | Views: 182

Dear all, I recently came across this Bigfoot documentary which was filmed back in 1975. This documentary is a must-see for all of those who are keen on knowing...

Read more »

Excellent Travelogue of holy places in Tibet

Excellent Travelogue of holy places in Tibet

Jun 17, 2014 | Views: 1,211

Dear friends around the world, I have been interested in travelogues but this one I came across accidentally is really interesting and I was glued to it. I’ve seen...

Read more »

How brutal

How brutal

Jun 17, 2014 | Views: 706

How can some people be so brutal? What do they get out of this brutality and violence. You must see what happened  to Tara. Remember to never harm animals...

Read more »

Post 80′s girl practices Buddhism as a nun in snow-capped plateau

Post 80′s girl practices Buddhism as a nun in snow-capped plateau

Jun 16, 2014 | Views: 1,067

Dear friends, This is a wonderful recent story to share with you and lighten your heart. Please read it and share with others. I agree with Tsechen Wongmu that...

Read more »

20 essential facts dog lovers must always remember

20 essential facts dog lovers must always remember

Jun 16, 2014 | Views: 465

Dear friends, I wanted to share this to encourage everyone to be very kind to animals and to show love to them. These are good suggestions here. They may...

Read more »

A Tiny Place In Bali

A Tiny Place In Bali

Jun 16, 2014 | Views: 295

Dear friends around the world, I have visited Bali with my dharma friends years back to look for outdoor Buddhas. But I didn’t see any of these places while...

Read more »

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 5)

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 5)

Jun 13, 2014 | Views: 2,361

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...

Read more »

Mount Kailash and more

Mount Kailash and more

Jun 12, 2014 | Views: 417

This is Mount Kailash in Tibet bordering with India and Nepal. This peak is considered a very holy place in the Heruka and Vajra Yogini tantras. This is one...

Read more »

Spiritual songs you must listen to!

Spiritual songs you must listen to!

Jun 12, 2014 | Views: 933

Lord Tsongkapa painted by Charlie   Dear friends, A few years a back a very talented lady named Ivonice did some dharma songs for me. I asked her to...

Read more »

Experiencing versus perception?

Experiencing versus perception?

Jun 9, 2014 | Views: 481

Photo: Kechara Forest Retreat when we first visited the land   On June 2nd 2014, Tsem Rinpoche, in kindly responding to a question posed by a student gave a...

Read more »

A Song Rapidly Invoking Blessings

A Song Rapidly Invoking Blessings

Jun 9, 2014 | Views: 721

Dear friends, Often people have been writing me for the last twenty years about their misfortunes, depressions, illnesses, ill fate, fears, phobias, addictions, sadness and all sorts of sufferings....

Read more »

Tsongkhapa Prayers

Tsongkhapa Prayers

Jun 8, 2014 | Views: 3,623

Gaden Lhagyama Extracts from Gaden Lhagyama Twenty-Seven Verses on Mind Training In Praise Of The Incomparable Tsongkhapa Song of the Tricosmic Master A Song Rapidly Invoking Blessings Song Of...

Read more »

Dharma Pictures for Download 4

Dharma Pictures for Download 4

Jun 8, 2014 | Views: 4,542

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...

Read more »

Amazing Ganden Khenpa

Amazing Ganden Khenpa

Jun 7, 2014 | Views: 588

Ganden Monastery in Tibet where this incense still grows    Found some more info on that special Ganden incense: Ganden Khenpa (Tibetan Sage Incense) It is believed that, Ganden...

Read more »

It’s a good sign!

It’s a good sign!

Jun 7, 2014 | Views: 392

Question asked by irene: Dear rinpoche, if I persevere diligently in my practices to purify negative karma and accumulate merit and yet I cannot eliminate one bit of suffering in this...

Read more »

Free iconography downloads

Free iconography downloads

Jun 7, 2014 | Views: 472

The artist that did this is ONE OF THE BEST I’ve ever seen. The detailing, colors, shading, proportions, pose, angle, shift of the body, and general appearance are excellent.....

Read more »

We are their only world

We are their only world

Jun 6, 2014 | Views: 388

A dog, cat, bird or any animal you bring home is not a pet. You may think of them as so, but they don’t think that way about themselves....

Read more »

We need more stories like this

We need more stories like this

Jun 5, 2014 | Views: 492

The Story Behind the Photo: Nearly 25 years ago, then Boston Herald photographer Curtis Ackerman captured the enclosed image of Boston Police Officer Frank Pomodoro comforting his partner and...

Read more »

Good investment

Good investment

Jun 4, 2014 | Views: 469

  When we put so much time, energy, effort, resources and hope into outer beauty we have to resort to dieting, surgery, makeup, exercise, creams, soaps, doctors, spas, resorts,...

Read more »

I VISITED GADEN for 1st time WITH AN OXYGEN TANK

I VISITED GADEN for 1st time WITH AN OXYGEN TANK

May 28, 2014 | Views: 1,760

I am facing holy Gaden Monastery making my prayers before I enter it’s holy grounds.   January 1st, 2009 is when I laid my eyes on holy Gaden Monastery in Tibet the first time!!...

Read more »

Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion

Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion

May 23, 2014 | Views: 1,019

Dear friends, This is an essential study no matter what tradition of Buddhism you come from. If you are serious about gaining progress on the path of practice to...

Read more »

Brief Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion

Brief Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion

May 23, 2014 | Views: 498

  To download the commentary below in Word format, please click HERE.   (Disclaimer: I do not own any of the information. I am sharing this commentary here out...

Read more »

Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey & essential teachings

Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey & essential teachings

May 21, 2014 | Views: 489

Dear friends, Let me introduce to you to a great teacher, his life, some of his teachings and his parinirvana. May you learn and absorb from this great example...

Read more »

Appreciation Shrine – Tsem Ladrang USA

Appreciation Shrine – Tsem Ladrang USA

May 21, 2014 | Views: 702

Over the years, since I was instructed by my teacher Kyabje Lati Rinpoche to go to Asia, and specifically Malaysia, to disseminate the Dharma to people who are ready...

Read more »

31 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

31 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

May 21, 2014 | Views: 534

  When spring arrives so do those annoying mosquitoes. Instead of going the chemical route, here is a collection of mosquito repelling plants to make mosquito control more natural....

Read more »

Tsem Ladrang USA

Tsem Ladrang USA

May 20, 2014 | Views: 1,008

After many house-hunting retreats, and part of the team making a trip to Los Angeles just to meet with realtors and view prospective homes, and countless moves from house...

Read more »

We are all hypocrites?

We are all hypocrites?

May 18, 2014 | Views: 1,742

In the spiritual sense, when you always say you are disappointed in others and that is why you gave up, it’s only another way of covering your own shortfalls...

Read more »

Nepal is the land of spirtuality, beauty and Mystery

Nepal is the land of spirtuality, beauty and Mystery

May 16, 2014 | Views: 678

Very nice! Temples, Himalayan mountains, greens, smiles and Yeti.   Spectacular Bodhanath Stupa containing the relics of the Buddha. It is a must visit place. The sights, sounds, colors,...

Read more »

New Zealand TV reports Thupten Rinpoche’s death meditation

New Zealand TV reports Thupten Rinpoche’s death meditation

May 14, 2014 | Views: 4,349

Or view the video on TVNZ website: Part 1 Part 2 This is the latest New Zealand TV station’s news report on Thupten Rinpoche’s death meditation. Thupten Rinpoche is a lama...

Read more »

What a pasta dish inspired me to share

What a pasta dish inspired me to share

May 14, 2014 | Views: 911

Pastor Jean Ai cooked delicious pasta and salad for all of us tonight   Kechara’s Pastor Jean Ai is an inspiration to young people, spiritual seekers, women and educated...

Read more »

Super brief update of LA Ladrang

Super brief update of LA Ladrang

May 14, 2014 | Views: 437

(Photos of our Wesak day offerings done by LA Team here on our shrine) The USA team have done a very good and dedicated job towards setting up the...

Read more »

40 Kids Baptised

40 Kids Baptised

May 13, 2014 | Views: 411

Wesak Day 2014-Today 40 children are having a Buddhist Baptism in Kechara. Their parents and relatives also join in this auspicious event so over 130 persons have gathered for...

Read more »

Above and Beyond Duty

Above and Beyond Duty

May 13, 2014 | Views: 272

      This may be short and simple post, but it’s deep and meaningful. I am very touched. Please watch. Tsem Rinpoche   RICHMOND, Va. (April 4, 2014)...

Read more »

Loving Hummingbirds to Death

Loving Hummingbirds to Death

May 13, 2014 | Views: 186

Posted by: Kimberly Mason on June 8, 2012 source: http://www.almostdailynews.com/2012/06/08/hummingbirds-dont-love-them-to-death/      Hummingbirds are easy to attract to a backyard garden, a cinch to keep well fed, and a joy...

Read more »

Choose your guru always

Choose your guru always

May 13, 2014 | Views: 532

Always Choose your guru over everyone else I took this picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in Thubten Dhargye Ling in Los Angeles. Zong Rinpoche was very affectionate...

Read more »

No Escape

No Escape

May 12, 2014 | Views: 220

The ‘Ocean Drover’ is regarded by the live export industry as being one of the ‘best’ vessels on the water. But right now, animals confined within it are suffering...

Read more »

Rinpoche on National TV2′s Wesak Day Special!

Rinpoche on National TV2′s Wesak Day Special!

May 12, 2014 | Views: 12,523

(By Pastor Loh Seng Piow) H.E. Tsem Rinpoche appeared as the main guest speaker on the TV program “Buddhism’s Holiest Day” on Malaysia’s National TV2, on Wesak Day 2013. A...

Read more »

Revenge is harmful

Revenge is harmful

May 12, 2014 | Views: 512

Forgiveness is so important. Often we hold grudges and hurts for decades. We can also hurt ourselves. Learning to forgive ourselves opens our hearts to more love and compassion,...

Read more »

Non-Self Debate

Non-Self Debate

May 12, 2014 | Views: 327

(Ying Yang drawing found on Facebook. Artist unknown)   Tsem Rinpoche (TR): Meditation on what? B: Actually we must have a certain level of concentration in the mind so...

Read more »

My First Cabin in Kechara Forest Retreat

My First Cabin in Kechara Forest Retreat

May 11, 2014 | Views: 174

The picture above was Kechara Forest Retreat in the early days when we first found the retreat land. It was tough then, the land was inconsistent and muddy, there...

Read more »

David’s Pilgrimage to India

David’s Pilgrimage to India

May 11, 2014 | Views: 426

A few months ago, Rinpoche suggested that I take my father on a pilgrimage trip along with 15 other pilgrims to Bodhgaya.

Read more »

Must Watch



BLOG CHAT

Dear blog friends,

I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you.

Tsem Rinpoche


Scheduled Chat Sessions

We will be having a Kechara Chat Time this Wednesday July 30th 10-11pm (GMT+8) with the title The Precious Human Rebirth. Please come and join in the chat for a fun time and support. Thanks all see you all there.


Blog Chat Etiquette

These are some simple guidelines to make the blog chat room a positive, enjoyable and enlightening experience for everyone. Please note that as this is a chat room, we chat! Do not flood the chat room, or post without interacting with others.

Be friendly

Remember that these are real people you are chatting with. They may have different opinions to you and come from different cultures. Treat them as you would face to face, and respect their opinions, and they will treat you the same.

Be Patient

Give the room a chance to answer you. Patience is a virtue. And if after awhile, people don't respond, perhaps they don't know the answer or they did not see your question. Do ask again or address someone directly. Do not be offended if people do not or are unable to respond to you.

Be Relevant

This is the blog of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Please respect this space. We request that all participants here are respectful of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his organisation, Kechara.

Be polite

Avoid the use of language or attitudes which may be offensive to others. If someone is disrespectful to you, ignore them instead of arguing with them.

Please be advised that anyone who contravenes these guidelines may be banned from the chatroom. Banning is at the complete discretion of the administrator of this blog. Should anyone wish to make an appeal or complaint about the behaviour of someone in the chatroom, please copy paste the relevant chat in an email to us at care@kechara.com and state the date and time of the respective conversation.

Please let this be a conducive space for discussions, both light and profound.


NEW! TsemRinpoche.com Navigation Video!

Find out how to navigate through Rinpoche's blog for a better browsing experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh_PbIYDHSg

KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES

Here is the latest news and pictorial updates, as it happens, of our upcoming forest retreat project.

The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

For more information, please read here (english), here (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.



Dear blog friends,

I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you

Name:
Email:
For:  
Mail will not be published
  • Josselynn
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:15 AM)
    Dear Rinpoche

    I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that your teachings have changed my life a lot. First of all, is your inspiration book “Why You Make Yourself Unhappy” how this book can changed my life. It’s amazing! I sincerely want to find out more about you and in depth towards Buddhism. Along the journey finding about Rinpoche I went into YouTube learning what I want to know about Buddhism. It’s so awesome as if I am there listening to you. I decided to find out about Kechara. My first visit I bought Tara pendant, immediately the 2 box sets of Tsongkapa & Setrap prayers but never approach anyone yet for a year. Until last September, I decided to write a mail to you personally and here I am since January 2014 I became member. Of course, when I first came to Kechara I request to meet you unfortunenately you have gone to US.

    Kind regards
    Josselynn
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 10:51 PM)
    Offering lights to the Buddha creates causes for wisdom. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/butterlamps.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 10:49 PM)
    We are only free when we expel the samsara within us. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 10:49 PM)
    Give me enlightenment on a silver platter please? Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 05:47 PM)
    Dear Chuah Su Ming,
    You are naturally a kind person. You can think deeply and give yourself to those around you. You are super intelligent with high IQ and EQ..rare combination. I didn’t teach you anything about kindness. It was in you already. You are naturally caring, naturally responsible and naturally a loyal person. Anyone who has the good fortune to be your friend will find a true friend in you. Even when people play mind games with you, you are forgiving and let it be. You have a huge capacity to forgive beyond ordinary mortals. You always give people a chance and focus on their strong points.

    You never ask anything from people for yourself. You have contributed to the growth of dharma, the benefits of those around you very much. You always take care of those around you without ever showing anything but true love. I’ve witnessed this again and again. You are a very good representative of kindness, strong woman, good human being, good Buddhist and excellent example of a Kechara member.

    You have benefitted me and my life very much beyond a doubt. I often reflect on so much you have done and I am indebted to you. I mean every word.

    You are one of the best persons I have met in my whole life. I am very honored to have you as a friend, family and student. I wish to have a pure and good relationship with you for the rest of my life. Gold like you must be kept. Not easy to find solid gold among the rocks. In you I can trust and believe in you, because we are living in a world that trusting others is a difficult thing to do. Whenever I think of you, only warm and grateful thoughts arise in my mind.

    Thank you for really absorbing the dharma within your being because dharma just made you even more beautiful than you already naturally are. You are a stunning person because you choose to care about others. You have genuine compassion with action coupled with results. You are always results orientated and very good example to those around you.

    You have my good wishes, loyalty, care and genuine love. Much respects and fondly, Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 01:18 AM)
    Visit Kechara outlets in Sunway Paradise, 1 Utama, SS2, Viva Home & Penang for this month’s irresistible promotion now!

    http://on.fb.me/1psiD9s
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 01:17 AM)
    Ullambana is also a very time to repay the kindness of the Three Jewels, one of which is robes offering to the sangha.

    The sangha’s robes represent the vows & commitment held by an ordained person. It is also one of the 4 main necessities of the sangha. By making this offering, you create the causes to continue the growth of the sangha who in turn remain to spread the dharma – the highest form of giving to all.

    http://on.fb.me/1khG1dR
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 07:10 PM)
    All stimuli that serves to excite or disgust are based on lack of true permanence therefore only exist in a projected manner. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Jay Jae
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 11:56 AM)
  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 02:37 AM)
    The Mind and Lama Tsongkhapa – Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3PqGNdP-Ks
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 02:27 AM)
    During prayers, we can cry, get angry, lusty, sleepy, happy, unhappy and all that. It is expected. It is emotions coming out. It is not good and bad. As you advance during practice/mediation and sadhanas, all emotions will be purified..until then keep tissues nearby…LOL ~ Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 02:22 AM)
    READ CAREFULLY PLEASE—Smoking is a pollutant. It blocks our channels, winds and chakras. Just like in acupuncture, it is mean to unblock. So if we go for acupuncture to unblock the channels so the winds can flow and we be healthy in mind and body, why block it with alcohol again…we waste our efforts. Why block it with dirty smoke (smoking). So when we smoke and drink, we keep re-blocking what we unblocked by reciting mantras. So why block, unblock, block again and unblock. It’s like a dog chasing it’s own tail. So when we keep blocking, we become unclear in thinking, attracted to vice, become angrier and our negative emotions become stronger. One negative emotions leads to another and then we abandon the dharma. Drinkers find it hard to practice meditation for example. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 04:02 PM)
    Ulambana Festival 2014: Remembering Our Dearly Departed 20 June 2014 – 9:15pm -Kechara House will be holding an Ullambana prayer session in conjunction with the Chinese Lunar 7th Month Hungry Ghost Festival on 4th and 6th August 2014.

    The Sanskrit word Ullambana can be loosely translated as “hanging upside down and suffering” and it refers to a festival to honour one’s ancestors and relieve the suffering of our dearly departed. In keeping with our previous years’ prayers, we will be conducting a Setrap Puja. Setrap, an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha in a wrathful form, is especially helpful in removing obstacles for those who are recently deceased to take a swift and fortunate rebirth. Setrap can also relieve the suffering of those who have already taken rebirth. And it is through the dedication of merits generated from the puja we are able to benefit our loved ones both living and deceased, wherever they are.

    Event Details Date: Monday, 4th August 2014 (English) Wednesday, 6th August 2014 (Chinese) Time: 7.30pm – 10pm Venue: Kechara House Gompa Special Ullambana offerings and dedications are also available from 2pm – 7pm on the following days: 29 July – 1 August 4 August – 8 August
    Show your love and care for those who have passed on and even for those that remain with us, through Buddha Shakyamuni’s compassion. Offer a tablet and candle for only RM50. For more information or to reserve your place, please contact us at 03 7803 3908, at care@kechara.com or visit us in person at Kechara House.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 02:37 AM)
    Dana is an act of generosity, intended to develop selflessness and overcome greed and desires. Although dana commonly refers to the offering of a meal, it can also refer to an offering of other basic necessities to a monk or a nun.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/dana-offerings-for-tsem-ladrang.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 02:36 AM)
    Interesting Bigfoot movie…totally fictionalized of course. ~ Tsem Rinpoche https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0wbdyGGsIc

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · »

Archives

  • 2014 (185)
  • 2013 (364)
  • 2012 (381)
  • 2011 (584)
  • 2010 (680)
  • 2009 (5)

CREDITS

Concept: Tsem Rinpoche
Technical: Lew Kwan Leng, Justin Ripley, Yong Swee Keong
Design: Justin Ripley, Cynthia Lee
Content: Tsem Rinpoche, Khong Jean Mei, Justin Ripley, Shin Tan, Sarah Yap
Writer: Pastor Loh Seng Piow
Admin: Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Beng Kooi

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 I am writing now

Scroll down and click on "older messages" to view archived chit messages. Use 'prev' and 'next' links to navigate between pages

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

Photos On The Go

Click on the images to view the bigger version. And scroll down and click on "View All Photos" to view more images.
This is one of the best Avalokitesvara thangkas I have ever seen. I rarely see an Avalokitesvara that draws me or I really like. I am very particular about thangka paintings. But this one is really done by a super skilled artist. The eyes are perfect and the gaze is the correct angle of calm/contemplativeness. The lips, nose and proportions are stunning. The coloring and feel is regality and serenity with great compassion. He feels alive. I would love to get a copy of this very much. Tsem Rinpoche
14 hours ago
Look at this massive thangka of the Lord of Wisdom Manjushri in Tibet. The bigger the thangka it is believed, the more blessed the area will be. See all the people congregated around it to pay homage and make offerings. Amazing. May you all be blessed by this too and be connected to Manjushri. Tsem Rinpoche
14 hours ago
There is a devil there is no doubt, but is he trying to get into us or trying to get out? ~Tsem Rinpoche
19 hours ago
These fresh tomatoes just plucked from our garden here in our USA Ladrang. Tomatoes are some of my favorite foods. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
We had some very special guests come to volunteer at Kechara? Guess who they were? And they turned out to be very humble in their works that night. Please see the love and care: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51852
2 weeks ago
This is so true. When teach dharma to some and ask them to change or explain why, they reject and become unhappy and speak ill. 
2 weeks ago
If my endurance of so much suffering these past years have benefitted you and took some away from you, then it was not in vain and I am content and I would take more.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
A sketch by a eye witness in California-1987
2 weeks ago
Existing is not true existence but mere labelling because the causes removed, we are empty.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
People from different parts of the world who have no prior obvious connections can connect to do dharma together. This is wonderful because what we did in the past together can manifest in the present again to continue where we left off. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
ELEPHANT WEEPS AFTER RESCUE: A 50-year-old elephant that had spent much of his life shackled in chains, wept when he was finally freed from captivity. "Raju" had tears streaming down his face, as wildlife rescuers released him. SHARE this amazing story. -Details of Raju's rescue: http://kiro.tv/AmazingElephantStory
3 weeks ago
This is profound and the secrets to our success or failure. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Are you the sign of the pig? Do you want to know more about yourself? It would be interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=23608
3 weeks ago
Vegetables harvested from our garden in our USA residence today...nice. TR
3 weeks ago
See who are in these nice pictures and how they are connected to me please....I just posted the Gratitude series #2...do take a look: See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
4 weeks ago
Powerful!!
4 weeks ago
Having a healthy strong body is important so we can take care of the people and animals around us, to do our dharma practice and to be able to contribute to society. Practices like Je Tsongkapa and Amitayus are very helpful for extending our life energies and healing from within. I spoke about it: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=29398
4 weeks ago
There are over 75,182 views of this post already! It's on horoscopes and how compatible you are with someone or not compatible and why. Perhaps it would be good to understand why someone so close could have or not have conflicts with you. Find out about yourself and understand your character: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=24905
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, This is a very good documentary on bigfoot. It is very scientific and examines a new footage of a bigfoot running very fast. Examines and gives you reasons why this cannot be a man or a person in a suit..very nice. I've not seen this one before. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUhKhv3Z-I
4 weeks ago
Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This will be my gratitude series where I share all that I am grateful for. This is my first post: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
4 weeks ago
Mr. Lai, the proud dad of Pastor David Lai. Mr. Lai has expressed how proud he is of his son and what he is doing for others. Mr. Lai is very happy his son David is a Pastor of Kechara and rejoices in the Dharma shared with others. Mr. Lai himself is a very kind and steady person and an important member of Kechara also who always keeps his promises. Many in Kechara respect and love Mr. Lai. Like father like son. Kind people. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
I agree with what Martin T. Bosnev says about Pastor David. Martin is a very intelligent person, so when he compliments, he has thought it through. I appreciate Martin's input. Pastor David always teaches Dharma from his heart and with enthusiasm. He truly believes in what he shares. He has been blessed by Tsongkapa to speak because he is sincere. Many enjoy listening to the Dharma from him very much. Please see what Martin is talking about: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4197
4 weeks ago
This may be short, but it's one of my favorite documentaries also you have to take a look. Very good. I wanted to share with you all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDjCmg4awI
4 weeks ago
Our group who went on a spiritual pilgrimage in the holy places of Kathmandu, Nepal.-June 2014. I rejoice for them. These trips have infinitely so much more meaning than the usual vacations.  Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Burning eyes? A special story for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e548MkrkGWk
1 month ago
Do you know what is a Wenatchee? Let me share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUm3ldZhZIU
1 month ago
Beautiful Sampheling Monastery. The home monastery of H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. This is a place to visit!
1 month ago
Dear friends, Are you ready to witness something extremely brutal but with a happy ending? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50488 (Viewer discretion is advised as very graphic)
1 month ago
Dear friends, Did you know there are three holy mountains of Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani in Yating, Kham -Tibet??!! It's not that difficult to get to either. I have just finished blogging about this. I watched a travelogue earlier and was AMAZED at the footage they showed of certain holy places in Tibet that I have heard of from senior monks but never seen. You MUST watch this excellent travelogue and enjoy. Tsem Rinpoche See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50824
1 month ago
Zamkar, Dharma, Mumu and Oser are always smiling and super cute. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
New book from Kechara just launched! http://Www.vajrasecrets.com
2 months ago
I've always tried my best to escape secular dreams because it's all a big wheel of disappointment. Get me out of samsara! Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Look at my Mumu boy. You can never take a bad picture with him. He is super cute from any angle. I love you Mumu. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Please remember this. A dog is not a pet but a part of your family. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Lineage lamas and root lama in Vajra Yogini's tantra. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is excellent! Must read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime. Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind's energy to let go and we cannot. Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I totally agree with this. Some vent out their anger, get attention or want to send messages to people and justify by saying it's their space their posting on and they can post what they want. Be it so, your space is seen my hundreds and it's public domain and you know that. So if others post otherwise to your views, why get upset? You invited it. Maybe that is what you wanted? Attention? LOL.Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Wow. How perfect is this. This is exactly how I feel when I shared dharma with some people. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I like this one. I just found it. Wonderful and simple for those who have to seek either one. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama in Yong He Gong temple in front of the beautiful Tsongakpa main altar in Beijing, China.
2 months ago
Another must read and must have book. I ordered it last week and it arrived today. So very much looking forward to reading/studying it. Dharma knowledge is something that should not remain stagnant. We must improve and apply upon it always. Applying it is the secret. I have so much more to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. Mahatma Gandhi
2 months ago
Look at my cheeky and cute Mumu boy!! The camera loves him! I love him. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It would be wonderful if everyone can obtain a beautiful Vajra Yogini statue like this and it's available at http://www.vajrasecrets.com. Would you have Her body red painted or just copper color or brass colored? Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Lifelike Supreme Tara painted in Indian style. Stunning. Wish I can get artist to reproduce this exactly. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Holy and lifelike Lord Manjushri painted in Indian style in which it should be. Wish I can have this reproduced exactly with every holy detail. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Click on "View All Photos" above to view more images

Videos On The Go

Please click on the images to watch video
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    2 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.
    2 months ago
  • -
    -
    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
    3 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
    3 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
    5 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
    5 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.
    5 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
    Description
    5 months ago
  • -
    -
    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
    9 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
    9 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    10 months ago
  • -
    -
    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
  • -
    -
    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
  • -
    -
    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
    1 years ago
  • -
    -
    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
    1 years ago
  • -
    -
    Answer to Jo
    1 years ago
  • -
    -
    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
  • -
    -
    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
  • -
    -
    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
  • -
    -
    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    2 yearss ago
  • -
    -
    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
  • -
    -
    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
  • -
    -
    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
  • -
    -
    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
  • -
    -
    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
    2 yearss ago
  • -
    -
    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
  • -
    -
    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago

ASK ME A QUESTION

I will be answering one question a week from the public on a first come first serve basis.

Write your name and question below and come back later for my thoughts on the subject

Scroll down and click on "View All Questions" to view archived questions.

View All Questions

SUPPORT THIS BLOG


Featured Books


Related Links To Myself

My Blog in Chinese:
zhandugu.blog.163.com
My website:
www.tsemtulku.com
My organisation's website:
www.kechara.com





CHAT PICTURES

Distribution of Hari Raya goodies to the less fortunate. Patsy
5 hours ago
Volunteers packing Hari Raya goodies for distribution in KSK Penang. Patsy
5 hours ago
~Question asked by Doreen Teoh~ Dear Rinpoche, Before i begin to ask for your help, my family and I would like to wish to you on best of health and hope you are feeling better each day. My youngest son who is 11 years old, is a special needs child, he has a mild austism, and diffulty in learning, how am i as a mother helps him to gain merits and purify his karma? May i know is because of my karma, my son is born this way, or because of his own? ~Response by tsemtulku~ I do not know the karma that caused your son to be like this precisely, but I know how you can avoid it for future lives by studying the appropriate texts… It will all be in the Lam Rim. Please study this. Also another text that will help you so much is the Wheel of Sharp Weapons..it talks about karma. Very helpful. Manjushri practice for you and your son will help very much. I wish you luck so much. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/23 From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
~Question asked by ken~ Teacher, I hear your explaination about praying and that we should not ask for things from the Buddhas. I understand. But is it ok to pray to Buddhas and ask for blessings of good health to my parents? I been doing it for years. Is it right or does my prayers work? Thank you! ~Response by tsemtulku~ Yes, it’s ok to do that. In fact it would be excellent if you entered a short retreat on White Tara dedicated to your parents. White Tara has special practices we can do to dedicate to ppl for their long lives and merit. Good luck and thanks. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/23 From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
~Response by tsemtulku~ 2. Look at why you hate yourself leading to depression. If you know the cause of your self hatred, look for a solution and go after the solution without giving up. 3. Achieve what you wish to achieve. Do not be bound by culture, restrictions, face and guilt..just go and do something you are passionate about and go all the way. Make sure it doesn’t harm any being and go all the way..money isn’t everything anymore. Migtseyma and the study of dharma will bring you a long, long, long way…depression arises from the mind, so ultimately you need a remedy directed for the mind to help you. It would be good to study dharma now. You will find lots of answers ….that will be a start. After all, no one wishes to suffer and you don’t deserve it.I wish you well and true happiness… http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/23 From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
~Question asked by John~ Dear Rinpoche, I'm suffering from self hate and depression, mood swings from time to time..I've been diagnosed at having bipolar disorder….I think about death at times.and the reason for this to avoid life.. I find I also have difficulty putting effort things I do..I'm seem to get overwhelmed by challenges easuly. Recently I have started reciting Migsetma. I want to heal relationships with my parents and with people in general,Just need some word of advice. Thanks.. ~Response by tsemtulku~ Since you know what is wrong the key ingredients are: 1. Consistent effort without giving up no matter how hard it gets. If you give up, it will lead to depression as you know you didn’t give it your all. Depressin usually comes form something we are re-living and hanging onto. Wishing things to be the way we want it when in reality it is not….wishing for the way we want it and not accepting it as it is will lead to depression. Let it go. From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
~Response by tsemtulku~ Dear Raluca, Very very good question. I am glad you asked. Tibetan Buddhist words have very little English equivalent. It is a very deep language and many words are not even available in English. Nirvana is not referring here to THE PERFECT ENLIGHTENMENT OF A FULLY AWAKENED BUDDHA. Nirvana here refers to the peace and tranquility we achieve in lower meditational attainments. Some ppl achieve this peace, and get stuck on it. In the past ppl can be in this peaceful state for days but it seems like minutes only when they ‘wake’. They are absorbed in this peace and get somewhat attached to it when it is a by product of the actual goal we are trying to attain…so protecting from Nirvana’s peace is referring to the minor attainments we gain from meditation and not to be stuck on it and go further. I hope this helps you. Much good luck with your holy and sacred Vajra Yogini beginner’s practice. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/23 From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
~Question asked by Raluca~ Dear Rinpoche, in your posting Tea offering to Vajrayogini.We can read "Please protect me from the fearful enemies of samsara and nirvana’s peace". Why would one need to be protected from nirvana's peace?Thank you very much. From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
Horoscope Reading via Skype
8 hours ago
Learn Social Dancing- Enjoy the next Party
10 hours ago
SONDURU NAWATHANA" - Delgoda - Dekatana
14 hours ago
WORKSHOP OF IMPORT & EXPORT PROCEDURES For Accounts Professionals , Logistics & Operational Managers, Import & Export Managers & Wharf Clarks.
16 hours ago
Some make effort to find wisdom ,some wait for it to be handed to them.The former will succeed .~H.E.Tsem Rinpoche _Hee TS
18 hours ago
有谁猜着坐着的俊男是谁?_Hee TS
18 hours ago
Sowing seeds of window is a long term solution to projections~H.E.Tsem Rinpoche_Hee TS
18 hours ago

YOUR FEEDBACK

We are continously improving this blog, and a major upgrade will be coming in the near future. We invite all users to share your feedback with us, so that the next version of the blog will be even better. Just enter your comments in the space below.

Page Views By Country
Malaysia 1,753,073
United States 852,515
Singapore 305,237
United Kingdom 184,652
Canada 164,163
Australia 149,238
India 114,070
Philippines 72,268
Thailand 56,578
Indonesia 60,191
Germany 53,820
France 32,601
Netherlands 29,444
Italy 25,613
Bhutan 28,813
Romania 23,999
Hong Kong 24,694
Taiwan 26,324
Brazil 23,167
Mexico 18,448
New Zealand 20,669
Spain 21,888
Nepal 18,851
Portugal 17,894
Switzerland 21,634
Sweden 18,200
Hungary 13,633
Greece 12,752
Sri Lanka 11,885
Vietnam 13,335
United Arab Emirates 12,049
Japan 14,019
South Africa 11,260
Bulgaria 11,449
Ireland 11,593
Poland 13,586
Pakistan 9,504
Saudi Arabia 8,202
Russia 9,683
Total Pageviews: 4,509,357

Login