Shall I teach?

Shall I teach?

Jul 20, 2014 | Views: 1,219

    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: 4,846

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: 1,228

  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: 603

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: 293

 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: 483

   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: 7,358

(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: 3,070

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: 1,100

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: 552

  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: 546

  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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Chen’s care and help

Chen’s care and help

Jun 28, 2014 | Views: 479

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: 1,735

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: 179

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: 1,206

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: 697

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: 1,062

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: 462

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: 292

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: 2,358

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: 411

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: 927

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: 477

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: 706

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: 3,606

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: 4,515

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: 584

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: 384

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: 466

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: 377

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: 487

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: 459

  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: 1,750

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: 1,005

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: 488

  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: 473

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: 694

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: 508

  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: 1,002

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: 1,737

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: 672

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: 4,344

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: 907

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: 431

(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: 410

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: 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)...

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Loving Hummingbirds to Death

Loving Hummingbirds to Death

May 13, 2014 | Views: 185

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: 523

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: 219

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: 507

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: 324

(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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My First Cabin in Kechara Forest Retreat

My First Cabin in Kechara Forest Retreat

May 11, 2014 | Views: 168

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...

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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.

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  • 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
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 02:33 AM)
    To the east of the drifting white clouds
    Lies the illustrious Ganden Monastery, Hermitage of Joy.
    There dwelled three precious ones difficult to describe
    My spiritual father Lobzang Drakpa, and his two chief disciples.

    Vast are your teachings on the profound Dharma,
    On the yogas of the path’s two stages.
    To fortunate practitioners in this land of Snows,
    Your kindness, O masters, transcends thought.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsongkhapa-prayers.html
  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 02:01 AM)
    Offering Robes to the Sangha – Wisdom Set:
    Please join us in supporting the Sangha of Gaden Monastery, through the works of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. When you sponsor this WISDOM SET, you are sponsoring one piece of the:

    1. Donka (Upper robe)
    2. Shamthap (Lower robe)
    3. Ngullen (Inner shirt)
    4. Long Zen (Long shawl)
    5. Short Zen (Short shawl)
    6. Chogo (Novice robe)
    7. Namjar (Bikshus robe)
    8. Dingwa (Monk seat)

    http://vajrasecrets.com/offerings/offering-to-monastery/offering-robes-to-the-sangha-wisdom-set.html
  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 02:00 AM)
    Offering Robes to the Sangha – Meditation Set:
    Please join us in supporting the Sangha of Gaden Monastery, through the works of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. When you sponsor this MEDITATION SET, you are sponsoring one piece of the:

    1. Donka (Upper robe)
    2. Shamthap (Lower robe)
    3. Ngullen (Inner shirt)
    4. Chogo (Novice robes)
    5. Long Zen (Long shawl)
    6. Short Zen (Short shawl)

    http://vajrasecrets.com/offerings/offering-to-monastery/offering-robes-to-the-sangha-meditation-set.html
  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 01:58 AM)
    Offering Robes to the Sangha – Perseverance Set:
    1. Donka (Upper robe)
    2. Shamthap (Lower robe)
    3. Ngullen (Inner shirt)
    4. Long Zen (Long shawl)

    Robes are the clothes of a monk or nun (the Sangha). Wearing the robes reflects the commitment of an ordained person to bring happiness and comfort, and to relieve the sufferings of sentient beings.

    http://vajrasecrets.com/offerings/offering-to-monastery/offering-robes-to-the-sangha-perseverance-set.html
  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 01:56 AM)
    Offering Robes to the Sangha – Patience Set:
    1. Donka (Upper robe)
    2. Shamthap (Lower robe)

    http://vajrasecrets.com/offerings/offering-to-monastery/offering-robes-to-the-sangha-patience-set.html
  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 01:53 AM)
    Offering Robes to the Sangha – Patience Set:
    1. Donka (Upper robe)
    2. Shamthap (Lower robe)

    It is due to the kindness of these holy monks and nuns that we are able to receive the Dharma today. Sangha members commit their lives to following the path of the perfect Buddha by putting others’ needs above theirs. Join us in creating the causes for the growth of Dharma, and for the happiness and peace that you will gain in your own lives.

    http://vajrasecrets.com/offerings/offering-to-monastery/offering-robes-to-the-sangha-patience-set.html
  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 01:52 AM)
    Offering Robes to the Sangha – Ethics Set:

    2. Long zen (long shawl)

    It is due to the kindness of these holy monks and nuns that we are able to receive the Dharma today. Sangha members commit their lives to following the path of the perfect Buddha by putting others’ needs above theirs. Join us in creating the causes for the growth of Dharma, and for the happiness and peace that you will gain in your own lives.

    http://vajrasecrets.com/offerings/offering-to-monastery/offering-robes-to-the-sangha-ethics-set.html
  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 01:50 AM)
    Robes are the clothes of a monk or nun (the Sangha). Wearing the robes reflects the commitment of an ordained person to bring happiness and comfort, and to relieve the sufferings of sentient beings

    Offering Robes to the Sangha – Generosity Set:

    1. Short zen (short shawl)

    http://vajrasecrets.com/offerings/offering-to-monastery/offering-robes-to-the-sangha-generosity-set.html
  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 01:48 AM)
    Please join us in supporting the Sangha of Gaden Monastery, through the works of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. It is due to the kindness of these holy monks and nuns that we are able to receive the Dharma today. Sangha members commit their lives to following the path of the perfect Buddha by putting others’ needs above theirs. Join us in creating the causes for the growth of Dharma, and for the happiness and peace that you will gain in your own lives.

    http://vajrasecrets.com/offerings/offering-to-monastery.html?SID=fu4nkf616me5vjiu5lndbuk9d2
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Thursday, Jul 24. 2014 08:54 AM)
    Gratitude series (ongoing- #2 posted)
    Ms Kwan and myself back in Taipei, Taiwan. I should be around 4 years old in this picture. I always remembered a beautiful and very kind lady who use to take me to the mountains, bathe me, feed me and give me so much love. She lived in the mountains of Taiwan I found out later with her family at that time. We all might have a Ms. Kwan in our life, and we cannot forget them. We must stay in contact with them. I remember clearly all that she had done for me till now. I am grateful to have her and her family help me as a child. I am grateful for her kindness. I love you Ms. Kwan.
    Tsem Rinpoche
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/gratitude-series-ongoing.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Thursday, Jul 24. 2014 08:51 AM)
    It is the BookFest Malaysia next week, starting from the 26th of July to 3rd August at KL Convention Center (KLCC). Come and join Li Kim and Pastor Adeline Woon for two inspiring sharing sessions on achieving happiness and inner peace based on the teachings of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, published by Kechara Media & Publications. Spend some time with your family and friends at Malaysia’s biggest book fair during the holidays and festive season to meet Kechara’s talented and special speakers. See you there!
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154411585215182&set=pcb.10154411630440182&type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154411585835182&set=pcb.10154411630440182&type=1&theater
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Jul 23. 2014 12:45 AM)
    A Buddha can never be ‘un-Buddha-ed, but samsaric being can have samsara removed. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/to-understand-projections-better.html

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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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These fresh tomatoes just plucked from our garden here in our USA Ladrang. Tomatoes are some of my favorite foods. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days 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
1 week 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. 
1 week 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
2 weeks ago
This is profound and the secrets to our success or failure. Tsem Rinpoche
2 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
3 weeks ago
Powerful!!
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 weeks ago
Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
3 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
3 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
4 weeks ago
Do you know what is a Wenatchee? Let me share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUm3ldZhZIU
4 weeks 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 
1 month 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
This picture is self explanatory. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Geshe Ngawang Dhargye was an incredible teacher, read his superb teachings and understand about his parinirvana: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=49542
2 months ago
Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion--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 enlightenment, this text is highly recommended and very necessary. I fold my hands and request you all to study so you gain progress. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=49607
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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    5 months ago
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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
    10 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!!!
    1 years ago
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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!
    1 years ago
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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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    Answer to Jo
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
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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!!!
    2 yearss ago
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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.
    2 yearss ago
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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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Be active in sowing the seeds for the better future for the world ._Hee TS
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所有能见之物非真实,全是心識投影所致。~詹杜固仁波切_Hee TS
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Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are,It solely relies on what you think~Buddha_Hee TS
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Halfway through tonight's blog chat quiz on Lama Tsongkhapa, Rinpoche came out and proceeded to debate Pastor David on whether Avalokiteshvara is more beneficial than Lama Tsongkhapa hehehe x Pastor Jean Ai
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Halfway through tonight's blog chat quiz on Lama Tsongkhapa, Rinpoche came out and proceeded to debate Pastor David on whether Avalokiteshvara is more beneficial than Lama Tsongkhapa hehehe x Pastor Jean Ai
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Pay with eZ Cash and get Amazing Discounts on this Ramadan Season
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Kechara Puja House just did Travelling Puja..May the traveller have smooth and save traveling 今天克切拉佛教中心办了旅游顺利法会。 祝福旅者旅程顺利,平安。
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We helped prepare Mr Mah who have been homeless for 3 weeks in Kepong for a job interview today. He was accepted to work as a caretaker in an apartment. We provided him with basic clothings and toiletries to begin a new lease of life. Mr Mah will also be listed in our food bank beneficiary programme. Justin Cheah@KSK
18 hours ago
We helped street bound Uncle Lee from Klang to move into the shelter home today. He was very grateful of our help and glad that he won't be sleeping on the street. Justin Cheah@KSK
19 hours ago
Participated in PERTIWI Soup Kitchen food distribution yesterday night! Such a good experience. Justin Cheah@KSK
19 hours ago
Volunteers with our clients happily posing for a group photo after receiving their Hari Raya goody bags and Duit Raya in the Program Ramadhan Kasih held in Dataran Bandaraya on Tuesday night. Justin@KSK
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One of the visitor highlights at KFR - Widsom Hall_PB
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One of the visitor highlights in KFR - Dukkar Apartments_PB
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One of the Visitor Highlights in KFR - Manjushri Hill_PB
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