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Exciting information on Tsongkapa!

Jul 30, 2014 | Views: 251

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

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Shall I teach?

Shall I teach?

Jul 20, 2014 | Views: 1,437

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

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Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Jul 17, 2014 | Views: 6,833

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

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To understand projections better

To understand projections better

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 1,305

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

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How can a teacher say that?

How can a teacher say that?

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 631

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

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Bigfoot declared to exist in 1974

Bigfoot declared to exist in 1974

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 314

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

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The Healing Properties of Water Stored in Copper

The Healing Properties of Water Stored in Copper

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 539

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

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Transcript: Amitayus Sadhana practice

Transcript: Amitayus Sadhana practice

Jul 10, 2014 | Views: 7,389

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

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The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 6)

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 6)

Jul 9, 2014 | Views: 3,094

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

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Look what the postman brought!

Look what the postman brought!

Jul 5, 2014 | Views: 1,129

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

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Gratitude series (ongoing- #2 posted)

Gratitude series (ongoing- #2 posted)

Jul 2, 2014 | Views: 559

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

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Respect them

Respect them

Jun 30, 2014 | Views: 560

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

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Borscht Soup

Borscht Soup

Jun 30, 2014 | Views: 16

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

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Chen’s care and help

Chen’s care and help

Jun 28, 2014 | Views: 491

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...

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I was in Willow Creek!

I was in Willow Creek!

Jun 25, 2014 | Views: 1,750

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...

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Another Interesting Bigfoot Film!

Another Interesting Bigfoot Film!

Jun 24, 2014 | Views: 183

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...

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Excellent Travelogue of holy places in Tibet

Excellent Travelogue of holy places in Tibet

Jun 17, 2014 | Views: 1,215

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...

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How brutal

How brutal

Jun 17, 2014 | Views: 710

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...

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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: 1,073

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...

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20 essential facts dog lovers must always remember

20 essential facts dog lovers must always remember

Jun 16, 2014 | Views: 474

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...

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A Tiny Place In Bali

A Tiny Place In Bali

Jun 16, 2014 | Views: 297

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...

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The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 5)

The Miracles of Tsem Rinpoche (True Story 5)

Jun 13, 2014 | Views: 2,363

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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Mount Kailash and more

Mount Kailash and more

Jun 12, 2014 | Views: 421

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...

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Spiritual songs you must listen to!

Spiritual songs you must listen to!

Jun 12, 2014 | Views: 941

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...

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Experiencing versus perception?

Experiencing versus perception?

Jun 9, 2014 | Views: 489

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...

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A Song Rapidly Invoking Blessings

A Song Rapidly Invoking Blessings

Jun 9, 2014 | Views: 726

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....

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Tsongkhapa Prayers

Tsongkhapa Prayers

Jun 8, 2014 | Views: 3,639

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...

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Dharma Pictures for Download 4

Dharma Pictures for Download 4

Jun 8, 2014 | Views: 4,568

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

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Amazing Ganden Khenpa

Amazing Ganden Khenpa

Jun 7, 2014 | Views: 593

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...

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It’s a good sign!

It’s a good sign!

Jun 7, 2014 | Views: 398

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...

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Free iconography downloads

Free iconography downloads

Jun 7, 2014 | Views: 479

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.....

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We are their only world

We are their only world

Jun 6, 2014 | Views: 395

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....

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We need more stories like this

We need more stories like this

Jun 5, 2014 | Views: 496

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...

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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,...

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I VISITED GADEN for 1st time WITH AN OXYGEN TANK

I VISITED GADEN for 1st time WITH AN OXYGEN TANK

May 28, 2014 | Views: 1,766

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!!...

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Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion

Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion

May 23, 2014 | Views: 1,021

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...

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Brief Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion

Brief Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion

May 23, 2014 | Views: 503

  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...

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Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey & essential teachings

Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey & essential teachings

May 21, 2014 | Views: 495

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...

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Appreciation Shrine – Tsem Ladrang USA

Appreciation Shrine – Tsem Ladrang USA

May 21, 2014 | Views: 704

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...

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31 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

31 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

May 21, 2014 | Views: 543

  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....

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Tsem Ladrang USA

Tsem Ladrang USA

May 20, 2014 | Views: 1,010

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...

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We are all hypocrites?

We are all hypocrites?

May 18, 2014 | Views: 1,749

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...

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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,...

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New Zealand TV reports Thupten Rinpoche’s death meditation

New Zealand TV reports Thupten Rinpoche’s death meditation

May 14, 2014 | Views: 4,362

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...

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What a pasta dish inspired me to share

What a pasta dish inspired me to share

May 14, 2014 | Views: 917

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...

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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...

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40 Kids Baptised

40 Kids Baptised

May 13, 2014 | Views: 414

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...

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Above and Beyond Duty

Above and Beyond Duty

May 13, 2014 | Views: 275

      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)...

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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...

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Choose your guru always

Choose your guru always

May 13, 2014 | Views: 535

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...

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No Escape

No Escape

May 12, 2014 | Views: 221

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...

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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...

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Revenge is harmful

Revenge is harmful

May 12, 2014 | Views: 514

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,...

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Non-Self Debate

Non-Self Debate

May 12, 2014 | Views: 339

(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...

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  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Jul 30. 2014 06:57 PM)
    EXCITING NEW POST on anyone interested in Tsongkapa. Lots of good information here. Read it and do share with others as it will help them: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52024
  • Pastor Jay Jae
    (Wednesday, Jul 30. 2014 09:12 AM)
    For Josselynn – Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience regarding your FIL’s demise. I rejoice that during these difficult times you are able to use the Dharma which you have learnt and put it to practice. However much merit you have collected in life, will definitely be dedicated to your loved ones. When you have time, please do come visit Kechara House and attend our Dharma classes and pujas to help you make your spiritual journey a better one. Much Prayers,
    PJJ
  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Wednesday, Jul 30. 2014 12:39 AM)
    Dear All, please join Kechara Animal Liberation Day on this coming Sunday(3/8/2014) in different venues: KL, Kuantan, Ipoh and Johor.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203493064821499&set=a.1255513382184.39311.1060057013&type=1&theater
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 10:29 AM)
    If you love someone, tell them & don’t hold back. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 10:29 AM)
    Love is not something easy to get, so treasure it if you have it. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 10:28 AM)
    H.H. 10th Panchen Rinpoche was a great teacher & inspiration. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 10:28 AM)
    Clearing our impules may not be easy, but easier then cleaning up their results. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • Josselynn
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 09:35 AM)
    Dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    I am new but 3 days ago I attended my father in law’s (FIL) Christian funeral which he converted 4 years ago. We got to know only now during my sister in law speech who was a Christian pastor. although he was baptised to Christian but he has never mentioned to us at all. I remembered my FIL told me but not the son that; one day when I die he wish to be cremated with his ashes to be thrown to the sea only. Yes he was cremated yesterday. On the first day of the wake service I couldn’t feel any peace, on the 2nd day I brought 7 lotus candles offered to Buddha and lit up with my children and told them chant OM MANI PADME HUNG and a bouquet of flowers too. I must share with you the candles light from what I learned from Rinpoche is the light of WISDOM yes I can find peace then. I chanted 20 malas on the 3rd day and my feeling of sadness was calmer yes, I understand Buddhism more about death & reincarnation again from your blog & transcript so the feeling of sadness was more calm then before. I am more accepting about Rebirth, Old aged, sickness & death. I understand about human suffering. My deepest appreciation from your Buddhadharma talk it really changed my life. It’s a miracle and magic I guess, one fine day I just needed to go Kechara Paradise to invite Je Tsongkapa home early this year without realising it was actually Tsongkapa day. In no time I think 10 days I can memorised Migstema so well. I do my chanting when my mind disturb and I am still on medication for my depression. Migtsema indeed calm my mind…. Every night if I am disturb again I will plug on my earphone and listen to your voices of Buddhdharma talk on YouTube to find peace and I can sleep rather I rely on the one medicine that put me to sleep.
    That’s wonderful for me too.
    We were grateful to have attended the children baptism on Wesak day and the children were officially baptised by Rinpoche’s blessing. I was afraid someone will convert my children if I don’t do something. They chant OM Ah RA Pa SA NA DHIH and wearing the Manjushri chakra too. I got them Tsongkapa box set each for (body speech & mind) and a stupa too.

    Warmest regards
    Josselynn
  • 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

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The Unknown

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

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If everyone can realize this would eliminate so many problems.
20 hours ago
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
3 days 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
3 days ago
There is a devil there is no doubt, but is he trying to get into us or trying to get out? ~Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
These fresh tomatoes just plucked from our garden here in our USA Ladrang. Tomatoes are some of my favorite foods. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
A sketch by a eye witness in California-1987
3 weeks ago
Existing is not true existence but mere labelling because the causes removed, we are empty.~Tsem Rinpoche
3 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 
3 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
4 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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 
1 month 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
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  • 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
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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
    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!
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    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
    11 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    2 yearss ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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    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

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