A Cancer Survivor of 23 Years

A Cancer Survivor of 23 Years

Nov 22, 2014 | Views: 76

A Cancer Survivor of 23 Years: At the end of November 1996, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche visited Penang, Malaysia. During this trip, Patsy Gooi, now the manager of Kechara...

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Application

Application

Nov 21, 2014 | Views: 93

  **** What is interesting is when we learn the dharma and we don’t consistently apply it we wonder why we don’t change and after a few years feel...

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His Holiness Dalai Lama in Tantric Dress

His Holiness Dalai Lama in Tantric Dress

Nov 20, 2014 | Views: 989

  Dear everyone, To see any picture of His Holiness the Dalai lama is a great blessing. He is a pure monk, just on that basis alone, the blessings...

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Meeting Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche in New York

Meeting Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche in New York

Nov 20, 2014 | Views: 1,108

  I first had the pleasure of meeting His Eminence Kyabje Yongyal Dorje Chang around 15 years ago in Sera Monastery. I often visited Sera as my first teacher hails...

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We Are Our Parents?

We Are Our Parents?

Nov 19, 2014 | Views: 3,266

  So much thought has been put into nature versus nurture in regards to why we do what we do and how we do it… I believe nothing is...

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Updated: Meditation Retreat in November

Updated: Meditation Retreat in November

Nov 16, 2014 | Views: 647

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

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Something easy to do daily yet powerful………

Something easy to do daily yet powerful………

Nov 15, 2014 | Views: 2,054

  People have asked me thousands of times what practice should they do daily. They are busy, pressured for time and have heavy commitments. I understand. I sympathize that...

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Prayers for me by HH Trijang Rinpoche & Kensur Rinpoche Konchok Tsering

Prayers for me by HH Trijang Rinpoche & Kensur Rinpoche Konchok Tsering

Nov 14, 2014 | Views: 3,206

Dear friends, In the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, when one’s teacher is ill, we can request great lamas to compose special prayers that invoke the blessings of the Three Jewels...

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My mom in the Herald

My mom in the Herald

Nov 14, 2014 | Views: 742

This article on my mother was just found today. I’ve never seen it before and was surprised when Pastor Seng Piow found it. Quite interesting and I thought I’d...

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China’s HUGE Buddha Statues!!!!

China’s HUGE Buddha Statues!!!!

Nov 14, 2014 | Views: 2,833

Dear blog friends, Please take a look at these incredible beautiful  and HUGE STATUES of various Buddhas and Bodhisattvas throughout China. I am so amazed with these statues and...

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74 Grand Statues of the World

74 Grand Statues of the World

Nov 14, 2014 | Views: 15,549

Please view these wonderful large statues built around the world. They commemorate something close to people’s hearts. Something that brings hope, inspiration or a reminder of something people wish...

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Tea Offering to Vajrayogini (For the 1st Time!)

Tea Offering to Vajrayogini (For the 1st Time!)

Nov 14, 2014 | Views: 3,967

  The Tea offering for Vajra Yogini is an excellent way to:   1. Create affinity with her and her practice. 2. To generate merits to accomplish the Generation...

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Kechara on BBC!

Kechara on BBC!

Nov 13, 2014 | Views: 232

I have just received news that Dato’ Ruby appeared on BBC news, representing Kechara Soup Kitchen! I am very proud of Kechara Soup Kitchen and our team headed by...

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Compassion in action

Compassion in action

Nov 13, 2014 | Views: 73

Jessie Earhart is young, intelligent and very compassionate. She also has her priorities right. It is amazing to find people who can do this. Jessie is a genuine human...

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A 1 in 1000 Miracle

A 1 in 1000 Miracle

Nov 11, 2014 | Views: 380

“I went back to the hospital for follow-up check-up, and the oncologist told me that I have no cancer now, and for my case it is very rare for...

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The Mind, and How it Reincarnates

The Mind, and How it Reincarnates

Nov 9, 2014 | Views: 7,241

 (July 6, 2013) I was in Hong Kong last week. While there, I gave a talk to a small intelligent group on the MIND, how it reincarnates. Also on...

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Being one with your yidam

Being one with your yidam

Nov 5, 2014 | Views: 1,964

There are awakened forces out there who we call Buddhas that are fully free of ignorance and all that comes as part and parcel of ignorance. Who are in...

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KECHARA VIDEO COMPETITION

KECHARA VIDEO COMPETITION

Nov 3, 2014 | Views: 7,443

  (中文翻译, 请按此.) (Jan 18, 2014) Dear students and friends from all around the world, About a month ago, I gave an assignment to a few of my students...

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Music to my ears

Music to my ears

Nov 2, 2014 | Views: 1,050

Dear friends, When we enter the dharma we should find every excuse and method to improve our minds, habits and thinking. We should always find excuses to succeed! We...

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The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 9)

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 9)

Oct 30, 2014 | Views: 1,778

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

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Advice to a YAMANTAKA Initiate

Advice to a YAMANTAKA Initiate

Oct 30, 2014 | Views: 6,127

Buddha has given many sets of teachings, and they compose of sutra and they compose of tantra. And the reason that Buddha gave the different types of teachings of...

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Congratulations are in order

Congratulations are in order

Oct 26, 2014 | Views: 641

Dear friends, I received this beautiful message from a student who has been with me for over ten years and she has come a long way. She has requested...

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You’re going to laugh so hard!

You’re going to laugh so hard!

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 1,261

  Are you ready to double up in laughter? Are ready to laugh so hard you will fold over in pain? Do you want to laugh so hard you...

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Guess what we did on Mt. Rinjani

Guess what we did on Mt. Rinjani

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 529

Yayasan Kechara Indonesia (Kechara Indonesia Foundation) was established on 15 June 2012 in the presence of a Notary Public in Jakarta. It was then officially registered on October 17,...

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Hours Before Death

Hours Before Death

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 414

It is common knowledge that public animal shelters often face lack of facilities, space and funding to support the amount of dogs they capture from the streets, which result...

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Guess what the FBI is doing now?

Guess what the FBI is doing now?

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 210

Amazing! I was so elated to come across this and you must share this news too. Such a GREAT ARTICLE and I hope to hear more and more of this. We have...

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Facebook’s founder now speaks Mandarin

Facebook’s founder now speaks Mandarin

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 178

Dear friends, Some people just put in the effort to learn, succeed and stay ahead of the game. I find stories on people determined to make it my cup of...

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babyelephant01

Dramatic Rescue!

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 119

Please watch this touching video... I love seeing people giving their greatest effort to save an animal, in this case, a baby elephant that fell into a 5 feet...

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Initial DNA analysis of Paracas elongated skull released

Initial DNA analysis of Paracas elongated skull released

Oct 24, 2014 | Views: 226

Initial DNA analysis of Paracas elongated skull released – with incredible results 5 February, 2014 – 13:47 by April Holloway   An elongated skull found in Paracas   Paracas...

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Palitana sets a good example!

Palitana sets a good example!

Oct 24, 2014 | Views: 145

Dear friends, This is such spectacular news. I would love to live in such a city. India is such a rich and ancient society of thinkers, advanced culture, literature,...

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Touching

Touching

Oct 24, 2014 | Views: 258

Dear friends, here is a touching short story of gratitude submitted by Caryl. It was touching to me and I wanted to share it.   Tsem Rinpoche ******  ...

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Who is this?

Who is this?

Oct 24, 2014 | Views: 70

Dear fellow bigfoot enthusiasts, Another interesting article I thought you might enjoy and add to your cache of knowledge on our intriguing bigfoot friends around the world. Tsem Rinpoche...

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Won 2 Awards!

Won 2 Awards!

Oct 23, 2014 | Views: 504

Yesterday, Kechara won 2 awards at the Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards (IMSHA) 2014! According to the award board, IMSHA is a "premier community award to publicly thank unsung...

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Popular Inspirational Talks by Tsem Rinpoche

Popular Inspirational Talks by Tsem Rinpoche

Oct 21, 2014 | Views: 495

Words of Wisdom that will make you a better person in life. VIDEO 1 (11,771 views): Why a bad/abusive childhood is not an excuse to fail in life. Whatever...

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TANTRA teachings by Tsem Rinpoche

TANTRA teachings by Tsem Rinpoche

Oct 19, 2014 | Views: 1,899

Watch these teachings by Tsem Rinpoche that will revolutionize your view of TANTRA / And of course this one…errmm…Don’t Embarrass the Buddha… / Tsem Rinpoche’s Retreat Center

Debate with Tsem Rinpoche

Debate with Tsem Rinpoche

Oct 18, 2014 | Views: 578

Watch these brilliant debating sessions with Tsem Rinpoche, demonstrating the superb method of learning in Tibetan Buddhism that is based on logic and not blind faith to convince.  ...

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Earthlings

Earthlings

Oct 17, 2014 | Views: 1,721

“EARTHLINGS is a powerful and informative documentary about society’s tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this...

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SETRAP Prayer composed by Tsem Rinpoche

SETRAP Prayer composed by Tsem Rinpoche

Oct 17, 2014 | Views: 5,567

Sep 7, 2012 Invoking Protection and Blessings A Prayer to Setrap Composed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche   Among many worlds, realms and dimensions Abide countless awakened beings, enlightened masters...

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Mantras – Holy words of power

Mantras – Holy words of power

Oct 13, 2014 | Views: 10,320

These mystic formulas carry a tremendous blessing power and exist in all religions. Anyone who recites these holy words can tap into their source and connect with sacred energy...

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Questions on Ghosts

Questions on Ghosts

Oct 12, 2014 | Views: 4,788

  I posted regarding ‘psychic kids’ and Patricia posed some interesting questions which I have answered. With respect to Patricia, I am posting it here as it will benefit...

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Teaching on the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination

Teaching on the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination

Oct 10, 2014 | Views: 743

This delightful discourse is based on H.H. the Dalai Lama’s teachings on the twelve links of dependent origination. Sprinkled with stories of great practitioners, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche shares with...

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Rinpoche’s Giving – A roof for those without a shelter

Rinpoche’s Giving – A roof for those without a shelter

Oct 8, 2014 | Views: 1,087

Nov 19, 2012 (By Pastor Loh Seng Piow) The top few pictures shows the makeshift shed which the caretaker of Kechara Forest Retreat Azai and his wife were staying...

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Are Tibetans different?

Are Tibetans different?

Oct 2, 2014 | Views: 517

Dear Friends, When I went to Tibet for the first time, I was told that I will have no altitude sickness from a lady in our group. She said...

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Incredible find!

Incredible find!

Oct 2, 2014 | Views: 483

  Dear friends, I came across this by total accident and decided to reproduce it here for purely educational purposes. It is amazing what Stanford University is examining now....

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Is it time to worry?

Is it time to worry?

Oct 1, 2014 | Views: 633

Dear friends close around the world, I must thank you for sharing many of the information I’ve posted on this blog through the years because it really serves to...

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Something simple for the deceased

Something simple for the deceased

Sep 30, 2014 | Views: 1,337

Dear friends, When a loved one or pet passes, it is a distressing time. We want to do the best for them and their onward journey after they have...

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He says with certainty!

He says with certainty!

Sep 30, 2014 | Views: 361

Dear friends around the world, I’ve lightly followed this physicist and his works over the years. I cannot say I’ve read most of his thinking, but some. I find...

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This can help you!

This can help you!

Sep 30, 2014 | Views: 402

I’ve always liked natural or home ingredients to bring closure to some illness, problematic symptoms or discomfort. This article struck a chord. and I wanted to share with you....

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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 12:11 PM)
    Dear everyone,

    Next week’s Blog Chat Topic will be “You and Your Imprints… How To Break Bad Habituations” here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/you-and-your-imprints-how-to-break-bad-habituations.html.

    The details:
    Date & Time: USA Friday 28 Nov @7pm PST and MALAYSIA Saturday 29 Nov @11am GMT+8

    See you again!
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 05:43 PM)
    Dear Eli Levine, It is essential to have a qualified teacher. It would be good to read up more and investigate which teacher suits your aptitude. There is many teachings on youtube also. Perhaps you can read online and watch youtube videos to decide further. I wish you luck as your wish is beneficial. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 05:41 PM)
    What is interesting is when we learn the dharma and we don’t consistently apply it we wonder why we don’t change and after a few years feel disheartened? Change is what will motivate us to reach higher achievements within dharma. It empowers us to want to achieve more as we can see results within our mind. But if we never apply consistently, contrary to feeling motivated, we will be demotivated to see our minds still the same or sometimes even creeping backwards. Blaming others for our state of mind might seem plausible in the beginning, but to a senior seasoned practitioner it does not make sense. From the side of Dharma it is totally illogical to blame others as that would negate the existence of self created karma, results and imprints. Then everything in samsara is not one’s fault would be the illogical conclusion. Therefore we will again eventually falsely conclude there is no need for enlightenment and hence there are no Buddhas to even begin with. That is the wrong path to stray towards. Taking responsibility and especially applying the teachings of Buddha to ourselves is extremely important from the beginning, middle and end. ~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Eli Levine
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 09:17 AM)
    Hello everyone! I am missing a teacher in my life and have had to learn quite haphazardly on my own and without much apparent benefit. I would like to spread dharma practice (not Buddhism, specifically) to government practice and societies as a whole. I have no idea where or how to start, although I have been refining my thoughts on the practice for about 4.5 years now.
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 05:50 AM)
    Dear Jim Yeh, What a wonderful update. Please for your next retreat, schedule it for three days and just do 5,000 migtseymas at a time. 10k is too much for a first timer alone. :) But I am happy for you. Keep it up and next time dedicate it for your family, your attainments and all beings in samsara’s enlightenment. Keep up the updates. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 12:36 AM)
    The meeting of two prominent high lamas who uphold Je Rinpoche’s teachings and continue to spread His teachings far and wide. Read what happened when Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche meets with His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/meeting-kyabje-yongyal-rinpoche-in-new-york.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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  • Jim Yeh
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 09:33 PM)
    Dear Rinpoche,

    I hope this message finds Your Eminence in the best of health.

    I am writing to let Rinpoche know that I have just completed a Tsongkhapa retreat (10,000 Migtsemas) and have dedicated it to Rinpoche’s long life and my family.

    This was my first retreat ever and honestly, It was a very gruelling experience for both body and mind. In hindsight, I should have planned for a 3 day retreat instead of completing it in 2 days. However, this experience has taught me much and the retreat has re-energized my beliefs and practice (which I seriously needed)

    With folded hands & warmest regards,
    Jim
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:59 PM)
    Healthy and affordable meals at Kechara Oasis!

    Tel: +603 7968 1818 Kechara Oasis Jaya One
    +603 9284 1818 Kechara Oasis Viva Home

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152856085997940&set=a.10150289310142940.356867.805862939&type=1&theater
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:55 PM)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:54 PM)
    Kechara will be celebrating Tsongkhapa Day on 16 December (Tuesday) at Kechara House, SunwayMas Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya and you are cordially invited to join us for this celebration.

    If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact Kechara House Front Desk at +603 7803 3908 or email to care@kechara.com.

    http://www.kechara.com/kechara-house/events/invitation-to-lama-tsongkhapa-day-at-kechara-house/
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:33 PM)
    2015 Kechara Adults and Children Dharma class is now open for enrollment! Please contact Kechara Frontdesk for registration on +603 7803 3908 or care@kechara.com. Limited space available!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=783150091751255&set=a.372313302834938.83310.100001688142586&type=1&theater
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:31 PM)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:24 PM)
    Lama Tsongkhapa Sadhana Practice at Kechara

    Kechara will be organising a 3 days 2 nights Lama Tsongkhapa Sadhana Practice from 28 to 30 November 2014. During this programme, we will be focusing on the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa.

    If you are interested in participating, please do not hesitate to contact us at +603 7803 3908 or email to care@kechara.com.

    http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/news/lama-tsongkhapa-sadhana-practice-at-kechara/
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:23 PM)
    Kechara Oasis vegetarian restaurant is now offering Value Meals at only RM9.90+ for a meal, a drink and dessert! Value Meals are served every Monday to Friday, with a choice of two meals each day. Don’t miss out! http://www.kechara.com/dining/menus/value-meals/
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:18 PM)
    Please join us on Blog Chat this Friday on US Pacific Coast time 7PM or Malaysian Greenwich Mean time +8 on Saturday 11AM to discuss and share on the “Our Neurotic Mind” post and video here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/our-neurotic-mind.html. Be prepared and see you there!

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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.
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Good dharma friends go a long way together as they can work together to benefit many beings. Kudos to friends in the Dharma. TR
2 days ago
Besides Willow Creek, California, this spot in Washington state is another area where many Bigfoot sightings occur frequently. TR
3 days ago
BREAKING NEWS: India has banned the import of animal tested cosmetics. Coming just few months after they banned cosmetics testing in Indian labs, the import ban now makes India the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia. Now it's time for Australia to end cruel cosmetics. My bill has been on the books for months, and the Labor and Liberal parties still haven't come to the table. It's time for action. Join our call to end cruel cosmetics. Visit http://grns.mp/end-cruel-cosmetics
4 days ago
Celebrity host Li Kim interviews Dato' Wira Eric for Kechara Magazine. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
Must go see the movie, very inspiring. Does anyone know where I can find this on DVD? Tsem Rinpoche
7 days ago
Buddhas for gifts to people who wished to be blessed daily. It is always beneficial to wear a Buddha pendant. Tsem Rinpoche 
7 days ago
Pastor Seng Piow surprised me with this Vajrapani today. Very beautiful. TR
7 days ago
A Tara presented to me by caring Beng Kooi. This statue is very special to me because Beng Kooi's motivation is pure and samaya clean. I appreciate this very much. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
My Uncle Mr. Min Hong Gui in Taiwan. I met him once when we visited Taiwan and he shared much of our family history with me. I was grateful. He is the only sibling of my mother. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Kechara Pastor Dr. Lanse doing last rites and prayers in the hospital for someone who just passed. Om Mani Peme Hung. 
2 weeks ago
This is wonderful!
2 weeks ago
Beautiful. Please share with other spiritual friends. 
4 weeks ago
This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time! I laughed till I teared..please watch: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53930
4 weeks ago
Wait till you see the pictures this photographer caught in portraits in order to evoke some feelings in us: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53879
4 weeks ago
Guess what we did on Mt Rinjani? See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53342
4 weeks ago
Modern Buddhist Fellowship members joining in celebrations in Kechara.  October 24, 2014
4 weeks ago
This is a Cockatoo named Boy. He was in a small cage alone most of the time for 22 years. The owner finally relented and let us rescue Boy and be put in a large huge outdoor aviary with friends and fresh air. He came to us on October 24, 2014. 
4 weeks ago
October 24, 2014-Pastor Shin giving a talk in Kechara House. 
4 weeks ago
October 24, 2014-Was presented with lots of flowers today. How kind. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Mark Twain once said, “Of all the creatures ever made Man is the most detestable. He’s the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.” ~ From Earthlings, http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html
1 month ago
The highest achievements are usually done alone.~Tsem Rinpoche (Sometimes the further you move up and achieve, the less people will be around or unable to keep up. Some cannot understand, accept or wish to do more and they can drop off. Some may wish you well but cannot keep up anyways. The higher your goals, the less most are able to understand or envision. Some may be even against you. But what is important is you stay focused and consistent. After all big achievements are done by only a few and not the majority. Highest achievements are usually done alone or with a very few. Stamina, vision, consistency, focus, care, responsibility and sometimes even a sense of compassion is necessary to achieve anything big. Giving up gets us nowhere, so continuing is a good option. When you make it, some will come back, many will join and the naysayers regret and wished they had stayed. Tsem Rinpoche)
1 month ago
Since I was a young boy I wished to live in this type of environment. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This is my dream home, dream location and a place where I would spiritually grow. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
"I like doing things that are going to last longer than a minute in the world."~ Christy Turlington
1 month ago
Click on this picture to enlarge and tell me what they are doing? Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest." ~ Maya Angelou
2 months ago
Mother gorilla's heart- A child fell into the gorilla cage. She broke her arms and legs and she was unconcious. A male gorilla came and tried to hurt her. Luckily, a female gorilla rescued her by chasing other gorillas away not to hurt her. This is an instinct of mother animals that take care of their babies. The mother gorilla climbed the 57 ft wall and took the girl to the zoo officer. The girl was sent to hospital and the doctor cured her. Thanks to mother gorilla's kind heart. -From FB (Please always be kind to animal. Never hurt them, kill them or eat them. Tsem Rinpoche)
2 months ago
October 3, 2014-Karen said there were even people in the Gifts Department of Kechara participating in Blog Chat today. Wonderful to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
October 3, 2014-William, Pastor David, Pastor Jean Ai and Jean Mei preparing for blog chat. Nice people here!
2 months ago
October 3, 2014-In Kechara Forest Retreat, the room is filled with Kecharians on the blog chat right now. According to Pastor Adeline who sent the photo, the whole room is buzzing with blurping sounds from blog chat!! LOL. I like this when people learn the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I've been friends with Dato' Ruby for nearly 20 years. When I asked her to head the Kechara Soup Kitchen she immediately agreed and put all her energy into making it successful. Many are benefitted by this. Kechara is committed to continuing to benefit others. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent, so don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
LOL. This guy is cute!
2 months ago
Please sign this petition. It will take five minutes to make a difference. Tsem Rinpoche https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=31967&ea.tracking.id=facebook
2 months ago
When this female named Dorothy died of heart failure, all the chimpanzee family came out of the forest to say good bye..... the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence, reported staff at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Centre. If you know chimpanzees, then you know that they are not usually silent beings. I think it’s beautiful how many of the chimps are touching each others’ shoulders.~from Butterbin
2 months ago
Praise to the Lady Buddha who eliminates all source of suffering. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
This is a cool snapshot! I love the paranormal mysteries. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Our Kechara's Dato' Ruby is on this month's cover of prestige magazine for her work in our Soup Kitchen. Congratulations to a kind lady and my good friend. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Is it time to worry? You tell me. See what I'm talking about please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53452
2 months ago
How nice that Caryl Dumaine Lamont Munson reminds us that although the contest is over, the goal of the contest is still to be achieved. See what he is talking about: Win A Manjushri: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496 Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Once in a while we step through something magical that gives us hope and we continue on. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
2 months ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
2 months ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
2 months ago
These two bright young people arrived in Los Angeles today to visit and help. They are very sincere and caring people. Glad to see them. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
If you want to read about compassion, strength, wisdom and fortitude, get this special edition of Essence. I did. Wonderful and a lot to learn from this lady of wisdom Ms. Maya Angelou. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
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  • Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29986205
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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
    4 weeks ago
  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    3 months ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    3 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    3 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    3 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    5 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.
    6 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 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
    7 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
    9 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
    9 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.
    9 months ago
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    1 years ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
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    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    2 yearss ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    2 yearss ago

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CHAT PICTURES

At Wisdom Hall, they offered khata to Rinpoche's throne, where a 13foot indoor statue of Shakyamuni,the founder of Buddhism sat majestically to bless everyone in sight. Lucy Yap
24 minutes ago
Participants were delighted to see the various furry,feathered friends and the large flock of rescued birds and a pair of tortoises at the aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
35 minutes ago
They were guided to Manjushri Hill, situated on a hilltop. It is named after 4 armed Manjushri, a majestic stone statue that looks over the entire valley.It is truly an amazing and spectacular sight! They were shared the importance of chanting mantras by Pastor Adeline. Lucy Yap
42 minutes ago
Be not frightened of dharma but samsara.~H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche _Hee TS
43 minutes ago
Interesting visit to the organic farm where Pastor Chia shared the benefits of herb plants.Visitors are invited to embrace and live with harmony with nature with breathtaking abundance of our earth through green programmes held all year round. Lucy Yap
49 minutes ago
Pictures of participants offering candles and khatas at H.E.Tsem Rinpoch's cabin at Kechara Forest Retreat. Know more about this holy cabin here. http://retreat.kechara.com/plans-and-facilities/... Lucy Yap
2 hours ago
Offering Khata to H.E.Tsem Rinpoche's throne at the original cabin where Rinpoche lived, worked and conceptualised each and every step of Kechara Forest Retreat'development.To know more visit here http://retreat.kechara.com/plans-and-facilities/ Lucy Yap
2 hours ago
Beautiful setup by Pasror Gim Lee and team at Kechara Forest Retreat to welcome our guests for the day tour. Lucy Yap
3 hours ago
More pictures from this morning's visit to the Gallery and gompa for participants of Day trip to KFR led by Pastor Adeline, before they leave for Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
4 hours ago
Participants of day trip to KFR offered khata to Rinpoche's throne and visited the Gallery and was briefed on H.E.Tsem Rinpoche Biography by Pastor Adeline. Lucy Yap
4 hours ago
Pastor Adeline gave a briefing to psrticipsnts of the day trip to Kechara Forest Retreat at Kechara House gompa this morning. Lucy Yap
4 hours ago
我們不只要善待動物,還要在他們死亡時給予有尊嚴和恰當的善後處理。月誼講法師
10 hours ago
Even though Lulu has separated from her for 10 years, her love towards Lulu was still so strong. It really moved my heart...Pastor Yek Yee
10 hours ago
Joy say good bye to Lulu before cremation. Pastor Yek Yee
11 hours ago
A bereavement prayer for a dog called Lulu. Pastor Yek Yee
11 hours ago
Everyone can’t eat the same food, practice the same religion or have the same coloured hair. So it is better to respect and accept DIVERSITY. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)
15 hours ago
Outer beauty wear off, inner beauty gets even better with time. Treasure inner beauty in order to gain happiness. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
15 hours ago
If you’re going to speak, speak the truth and kindly. Your words can tear someone apart or make their day. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
15 hours ago
“摧毁”我们的敌人也许会给我们胜利或成就的错觉,然而到了最后,另一个人又会伤害我们,而这将变成无止境的恶性循环,我们终将是输家。勇敢地面对自己,活出自己才是正道。~ 詹杜固仁波切 http://m.weibo.cn/1837031263/B6iJvAfmf From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
我们大多数人之所以失败,因为我们不真的往内心检讨失败的原因并且做出内心的转变,更忙着往外找错处。~ 詹杜固仁波切 http://m.weibo.cn/1837031263/B8mWhiyhk From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
【忿怒相和半忿怒相的分别】愤怒相——眼睛圆睁凸出,火焰状的眉毛和胡须,尖牙外露,头发飞扬。半愤怒相——眼睛斜视、头发可披落或飞扬,未必显露尖牙或牙齿。愤怒相本尊、护法如大黑天、金甲衣护法、黑文殊菩萨、狮面空行母等。半愤怒相有大白伞盖佛母、金刚瑜伽母、赫鲁嘎、以及度母的某些化现等。~ 詹杜固仁波切 http://m.weibo.cn/1837031263/B7siYcmLv From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
佛教护法就本尊有截然不同的“作用”但祂们都源自同一个心识。本尊是让你仿效,并透过祂们的修持而获成就。佛教护法则在你修本尊法门之时护持你。我们不会在一开始修本尊法门即获成就,要有成就并非一朝一日之事,也不是一星期一年就做到的。它是个循序渐进的过程。在这个过程里头,许多恶业将牵引出可能会导致你偏离修行的情况,而佛教护法就在这个时候护持你,好让你继续修行。~ 詹杜固仁波切 http://m.weibo.cn/1837031263/Bao4AxuiM From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
佛法是带给人们快乐的,因为即使我们受苦,都是为了有意义的目的。没有佛法的时候,所有的苦将带来更多的苦。有佛法与否,你都会经历自己行为带来的业果。因此,有了佛法,你是带着了解和耐心去经历这一切。 ~ 詹杜固仁波切 http://m.weibo.cn/1837031263/BbxYTloer From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
佛法道场是一个让人们学习佛法并因此而转变的地方。这个地方不为其他的。~詹杜固仁波切 http://m.weibo.cn/1837031263/BcWQd7xjG From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
The 6th Tsongkhapa Retreat in progress at Kechara (JB).May everyone be well, continue to learn and practice dharma. From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago

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