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Question asked by Simona

Dear pastor,

I am practicing and now i would like to tattoo the 8 auspicious symbols. I would like to have them with me. Is this alright or should i not do this? Thank you

Question asked by Cliff

Not really a question; just noticed that you had web information on Jesus and Buddhism, but you had no other contact way.
Wondered if you were interested in this link, or even if you could show this link on any of your web pages?
I think that much of the Old Testament is Buddhism. You could ask me a question on that.
https://www.amazon.com/Kundalini-Mistake-Unravelling-mysterious-teaching-ebook/dp/B01J66PL9S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8

Question asked by samdup doma

is it safe to conceive this year i am rabbit by tibetan horoscope

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Samdup Doma,

    Thank you for your question. Unfortunately none of the Kechara Pastors are trained in the complicated calculations that are need for this. May I suggest that you contact a qualified Tibetan astrologer for an answer to your question.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Demian

Recently, I was reading on Trijang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai's root guru and got confused. In the website, it said that he thought of Dorje Shugden as a mundane protector and as a gyalpo spirit that harms beings and kills them. He also said that Dorje Shugden would kill and harm those who mix Lama Tsongkhapa's traditions with the other schools as he said:

"[This protector of the doctrine] is extremely important for holding Dzong-ka-ba's tradition without mixing and corrupting [it] with confusions due to the great violence and the speed of the force of his actions, which fall like lightning to punish violently all those beings who have wronged the Yellow Hat Tradition, whether they are high or low.[This protector is also particularly significant with respect to the fact that] many from our own side, monks or lay people, high or low, are not content with Dzong-ka-ba's tradition, which is like pure gold, [and] have mixed and corrupted [this tradition with ] the mistaken views and practices from other schools, which are tenet systems that are reputed to be incredibly profound and amazingly fast but are [in reality] mistakes among mistakes, faulty, dangerous and misleading paths. In regard to this situation, this protector of the doctrine, this witness, manifests his own form or a variety of unbearable manifestations of terrifying and frightening wrathful and fierce appearances. Due to that, a variety of events, some of them having happened or happening, some of which have been heard or seen, seem to have taken place: some people become unhinged and mad, some have a heart attack and suddenly die, some [see] through a variety of inauspicious signs [their] wealth, accumulated possessions and descendants disappear without leaving any trace, like a pond whose feeding river has ceased, whereas some [find it] difficult to achieve anything in successive lifetimes."

This was on Wikipedia, but yet he was a Dorje Shugden practitioner. But why would he say such vile things about Dorje Shugden when he worshiped him? Not only that, but why did he call Dorje Drakden an enlightened emanation? He called Nechung, "is of a nature of the Buddhas of the Five Families". I'm getting confused on the teachings now.

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Demian,

    You are right that Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was a Dorje Shugden practitioner. In fact he was the lineage holder of Dorje Shugden practice that stems from Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. In fact Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche composed a very large text called ‘Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors’. This text details the history, benefits and practices associated with the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden. There is an English version of the text available online, which the Wikipedia article you are referring to actually references. The English translation however is not complete, it is just once chapter of the entire text.

    The article you mention is somewhat biased against Dorje Shugden practitioners, therefore it does not convey that much information. There are actually three categories of Dharma protectors: (i) Enlightened protectors, (ii) Enlightened protectors appearing in worldly form and (iii) Worldly or mundane protectors. Enlightened protectors are those protectors whose form is outside of samsara, such as Kalarupa. Enlightened protectors appearing in worldly form, such as Dorje Shugden, are enlightened beings who have taken on a form within samsara to be closer to us. Worldly protectors are those beings within samsara who have been oath-bound to assist practitioners.

    Therefore although the article states that Dorje Shugden is mundane, they have not given all the information. Manjushri has emanated within samsara and manifested to benefit beings. Some people find this hard to comprehend, yet they also believe in Lamas who are emanations of the enlightened beings. This is exactly the same. For example His Holiness Dalai Lama is considered the emanation of Chenresig, and the His Holiness the Panchen Lama is the emanation of Amitabha. Therefore Dorje Shugden is enlightened, but appears in a worldly form in order to be closer to sentient beings.

    Next we see the author’s bias against the practice of Dorje Shugden. Since Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche thought of Dorje Shugden as an emanation of Manjushri, he would not have said such vile things about Dorje Shugden. In fact Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s action of composing such a large text on the practice of Dorje Shugden goes to show that in fact he thought very highly of Dorje Shugden. This does not come across in the article you have mentioned.

    In regards to the Dharma protector Nechung, or more correctly Pehar Gyalpo, he can be viewed in two different ways. Even though he is generally considered a worldly being, who was oath-bound by Guru Rinpoche, he is actually a high level Bodhisattva because he has been serving the Dharma and keeping his Samaya strongly with Guru Rinpoche. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche however views Nechung as an enlightened being, or in some interpretations will be considered to be the same as the Buddhas of the Five Families once he achieves enlightenment. Regarding this, when Pehar attains enlightenment, there is a prophecy that says he will be replaced in his position as chief protector of Tibet by Dorje Shugden himself. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Demian

Thank you for the answers.
What would happen if someone chanted a mantra that needed empowerment or initiation, but chanted without a guru's permission? I chanted the Vajrasattva and Yamantaka mantra without initiation when I first started Buddhism without knowing anything about initiation.
What happens if you mispronounced a mantra or sutra?
Is it possible to receive initiation or empowerment in dreams? I had a strange dream of a mustached man who claimed to be a guy named Lotus Born who showed me a strange vision of a flood.
Did Shakyamuni Buddha ever teach about Tantra or wrathful practices of dharmapalas? Did he even teach about using vajras and bells? I don't know any of his teachings on those.
Do enlightened beings like Yama and Begtse have mantras? I know deities that are enlightened like Palden Lhamo, Mahakala, Kalarupa, Dorje Shugden, Setrap, Amitabha, Vairocana, and others have mantras, but do all of them have mantras?
As for yidams, how does one obtain one?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Demian,

    Thank you for your questions, you seem to be learning a lot. There are some mantras that require initiation to recite, while there are others that do not necessarily need initiation. For example there is an initiation for Vajrasattva practice, but one can recite the mantra without having received the initiation. However, there are others that require initiation such as Yamantaka, as it belongs to the Highest Yoga class of Tantra. While there is nothing bad that will happen, I suggest that you stop reciting the Yamantaka mantra and continue reciting the Vajrasattva mantra. In fact it is very beneficial to recite the Vajrasattva mantra coupled with the four opponent powers 21 times at the end of the day. This will stop the negative karma you have accumulated over the course of the day from multiplying. When you mispronounce a mantra and sutra without having been taught the correct pronunciation, there is no negative effects. However, if possible you should learn the correct pronunciation from your Guru.

    There are many methods of initiation, however I have never come across an account of an initiation being given in a dream. Apart from the normal method of initiation, the other forms require very special teachers and already advanced students. For most people these days, we would need to receive the initiation physically in person from a qualified Guru.

    Buddha Shakyamuni did indeed teach the tantras. In fact the tantric practices existing today trace back to Buddha Shakyamuni and other enlightened beings. Buddha Shakyamuni arose in the form of Buddha Vajradhara to teach the tantras. In another example Buddha Shakyamuni arose in the form of Heruka to teach the Chakrasamvara tantras. As part of teaching these tantras, he did teach about Dharma protectors as they are included in tantric practice, as is the use of the Vajra and bell.

    The Dharma protectors you have mentioned do indeed have mantras. In fact all Buddhas and enlightened Dharma protectors will have their own mantra. Mantras are actually the energies of the enlightened beings in the form of sound, therefore as the Buddhas emanate in various forms that we can see, they also emanate in the form of mantras as well.

    As for obtaining the mantra of your Yidam, you should first find a qualified Guru. Keeping your Guru devotion strong, you should request your Guru to tell you your Yidam and if possible give you an oral transmission of the mantra. As you progress on your spiritual path, you may then request initiation for this particular deity’s practice. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Demian

Are Yamantaka, Palden Lhamo, Rahula, Dorje Shugden, Yama, Begtse, Hayagriva, and other dharmapalas used for black magic? I've heard of stories of Vajrapani destroying enemies of Buddhism and Yamantaka destroying lamas that oppose him, but does that mean that they are used for black magic?
As for exorcisms, is there such thing as self-exorcisms and simple exorcisms? I have been worried about becoming possessed by unenlightened deities and demons.
And finally, is there are there Buddhist mantras for Yama, Begtse, Rahula, and other Bon deities? I have been wanting to know the Buddhist mantras for Yama, Begtse, and Rahula as I have had some kind of connections with Yamantaka and Begtse.
Also, what does having goosebumps during meditation and praying mean? I often have this feeling of goosebumps and rising energy in me that makes me unsure as if I am being haunted or I have reached the awakening.

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Demian,

    Thank you for your question. In regards to Yamantaka, he is not considered a Dharma protector within the Gelug tradition but a Yidam or meditational deity. This means that through Yamantaka’s practice we can actually achieve enlightenment. This is different to a Dharma protector, whose role is to aid us in practicing the Dharma. Similarly, depending on the form of Hayagriva he is either a Yidam or Dharma Protector. The others you have mentioned are all Dharma protectors.

    Dharma protectors cannot be used or called upon for the purposes of black magic, this would go against their very nature if they are enlightened beings or against their vows if oath-bound worldly beings. Yes, it is written that Vajrapani destroyed enemies and Yamantaka also destroyed the lamas opposing his practice. However one must realise that the reasons for doing so were based on pure compassion for all sentient beings and not for reasons of self-gain, which is what black magic is used for.

    I am not sure exactly which story you are referring to in the case of Vajrapani. However in the case of Yamantaka, these lamas were actually killed for the greater good, which was the spread of Yamantaka’s practice, through which many people gained enlightenment and will gain enlightenment in the future. In fact it is said that the lamas that were killed, actually manifested this situation so that Yamantaka’s practice would be accepted in Tibet. They were part of a plan involving enlightened beings, so that the practice could benefit others.

    In regards to self-exorcisms, I do not know of any such procedure although they may appear in Highest Yoga Tantra. However, when engaging in Tantric practice since you become the deity, you can protect yourself from any negative entities that may seek possession of a person. However, for those who do not have Tantric initiation, the best way to avoid possession would be the practice of a Dharma protector. For example the practice of Trakze, the wrathful form of Dorje Shugden, is known to bestow very powerful protection against spirits, black magic and possession. You can find out more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html.

    The mantras you have asked for are not usually practiced without a Guru’s permission. In regards to Rahula, you can read more about him here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html. I am not sure if Bon deities have mantras as Bon is a different tradition than Buddhism and its various practices.

    Goosebumps when meditating doesn’t necessarily mean that you are being haunted, a lot of people have different physical sensations when they meditate. On the other hand it doesn’t mean that you have reached a stage of awakening, it is just something that can happen. You can read about the various stages of spiritual awakening, such as the levels of a Bodhisattva, in the Ten Stages and Paths of a Bodhisattva. If you are still worried about this, you can engage in the practice of Trakze, following the link above. I hope that helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Demian

Is there any way to destroy my cousin's lust? He keeps on watching inappropriate and dirty websites. How do I put an end to his lust? I've tried talking to him and telling on him, but it's not helping. Could you give me a way to destroy his lust?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Demian,

    You have asked a good question. Unfortunately the only way that you can help your cousin end his lust is by helping him understand the faults and dangers that this behaviour can lead to, such as addiction. This can escalate to the point that it damages relationships with those around him.

    The Buddha taught that emotions such as lust, make people behave in ways that can damage them and create more negative karma. This keeps us within samsaric existence, as unenlightened beings. The only key to understanding how these emotions affects us, and then overcoming them is through our own effort. This is achieved through various practices and meditations in Buddhism.

    Though there are no methods that you can engage in to destroy lust for your cousin, you can engage in practices that may make him more receptive to understanding that his lust can be damaging. For example you can engage in the practice of Dorje Shugden and ask him to help to transform your cousin’s mind for the better. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Demian

Is there such thing as self initiation into the Yamantaka, Dorje Shugden, or Vajrasattva practice? Because I can't find any lamas or gurus here in Hawaii. And is it okay to give offerings without a varja or bell? Because I don't know how to obtain a vajra or bell and I don't know how to use it. Could you give me advise on how to give offerings and what to do with them afterwards please? I'm still new to Buddhism.

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Demian,

    Please refer to my answer below. I have answered this in my reply to your previous question. Thank you!

Question asked by Demin Choi

Hello, I am a 13 year old Dorje Shugden practitioner and have been getting confused with emanations. I am not sure if Kalarupa and Yama are the same being. Are those two the same being or different deities?
As for Palden Lhamo, does the goddess speak through the oracle Khandro La? Or is that Tseringma? And are the 12 Tenma sisters led by Palden Lhamo? If so, then how come the oracles have been giving wrong prophecies? Wouldn't that mean that Palden Lhamo is wrong as well?
As I have looked up oracles, I do not know who the spirit of Gadhong is. Even though that oracles is dead, who exactly is Gadhong?
And finally, is there such thing as self initiation into the Yamantaka, Dorje Shugden, or Vajrasattva practice? Because I can't find any lamas or gurus here in Hawaii. And is it okay to give offerings without a varja or bell? Because I don't know how to obtain a vajra or bell and I don't know how to use it. Could you give me advise on how to give offerings and what to do with them afterwards please? I'm still new to Buddhism.

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Demin Choi,

    Thank you for your question. I am happy to read that you are practicing Dorje Shugden. This practice is very beneficial and will help you in your studies as well, since he is an emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom.

    Here is a link that might be of interest to you: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html. This post details just a few of the various Dharma protectors in Tibetan Buddhism, which you may find interesting and useful.

    Kalarupa and Yama are not the same being. Although sometimes you will see that Kalarupa is called Yama Dharmaraja, which may cause some confusion. Kalarupa is an emanation of Manjushri, just like Dorje Shugden. You can read more about Kalarupa on the post I mentioned above. Yama on the other hand, is the god of death. If you are familiar with the wheel of life depiction in Tibetan Buddhism, you will see Yama holding the central image, which depicts the six realms of existence. I’ve included an image of the wheel of time, for you if you have not seen it before.

    In regards to the oracle called Khandro-la, it is actually the Tseringma goddesses that take trance and not Palden Lhamo. Palden Lhamo, is the emanation of the Buddha Saraswati. You can also read more about Palden Lhamo on the post I mentioned above. This oracle is actually known as the Tenma oracle, as she takes trance of the 12 Tenma goddesses. Tseringma is actually one of these 12 goddesses. They are very powerful goddesses who were bound by oath to protect the Dharma and practitioners by Guru Rinpoche, when he travelled to Tibet. Though they are not enlightened, they are very high level practitioners as they serve the Dharma and are part of the extended retinue of Palden Lhamo.

    You can contrast this to the entourage of Dorje Shugden – the Nine Mothers, Eight Guiding Monks and the Ten Youthful and Wrathful Attendants, who are actually emanations of Dorje Shugden himself.

    There are many reasons why some deities in trance can give false prophecies. The accuracy of the prophecy depends on many factors including the level and abilities of the deity taking trance, the ability of the oracle to take trance and speak, and the karma of those who receive the message from the deity. However in your example, it would not mean that Palden Lhamo is false or wrong in any way. Palden Lhamo is an enlightened being for sure, whereas the Tenma goddesses are not. Therefore if this oracle were to give false prophecies, this would not negate the enlightened state of Palden Lhamo.

    The Gadhong Oracle takes trance of Shing Cha Chen, who is a form of Pehar Gyalpo, one of the primary spirits that were bound by Guru Rinpoche in Tibet. Shing Cha Chen is also known as the King of Qualities. You may also know Pehar Gyalpo as Nechung, although this is the name of another Oracle, who takes trance of Dra Lha Kye Chigbu who is also known as Dorje Dragden or the King of Activities. You can read more about Pehar Gyalpo here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/nechung-the-retiring-devil-of-tibet.html.

    In regards to self-initiation, out of the three deities you mentioned, only Yamantaka has a self-initiation practice. This is only taught and engaged in after receiving the complete initiation and then entering a Yamantaka retreat with concluding fire puja. Self-initiation is not something that a practitioner engagesin to receive the empowerment for the first time. It is engaged in to strengthen one’s already existing practice, and by a Guru prior to giving the actual initiation to their own students.

    For Vajrasattva, as a standalone practice there is only the type of initiation given by a Guru to their disciples. However, Vajrasattva can be included as part of other initiations, especially the Higher Yoga Tantra practices. For Dorje Shugden, there is no initiation as per meditational deity (yidam) practices, like Yamantaka and Vajrasattva. However, there is a life-entrustment initiation, which you can read more about here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/dorje-shugden-life-entrustment-initiation.

    You do not need to take initiation to begin a daily practice. In fact before taking initiation, you need to have a very strong understand of the basics of Buddhist practice. You can engage in the daily practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden, to begin with. This is a very beneficial practice, but you should remember to ask your parent’s permission first to start this. It is important to respect and have a good relationship with our family.

    In regards to making offerings, you can start by making setting up a simple altar and offering water. This is very good way to generate merits and is a good place to start. You do not need a vajra and bell to make these offerings, as a vajra and bell are used in rituals and prayers, and not while making physical offerings. Here is a short video that may be useful to you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9690NrZ284. It was one of the first videos that I ever saw from Kechara and helped me set up my own altar. Please also remember to seek your parents’ permission before setting up an altar.

    Since you are new to Buddhism, if I may suggest that you read the articles on this blog to increase your knowledge. If you have any questions you are more than welcome to post them here. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

    Wheel of Life

Question asked by Jason

i secretly want for chakrasamvara initiation with out telling my parents. Due to my parents being very superstitious they have said and though many bad things about tantric buddhas. Due to the mental state of my parents and their habit of going through my possessions and finding all my hiding places, i cannot have an altar or the necessary tools to fully practice. Can i practice simply by multi tasking. What i mean to say is when I'm doing chores or other such thing can i do the self generation practices and completion stages while i'm outwardly doing worldly things. They get scared even when i sit down to meditate.

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Jason,

    Thank you for your question. I have not received any Higher Tantric Yoga initiations, so I am not qualified to answer this question. However, I am sure that there are methods of practicing both stages without outwardly appearing to be practicing. This is because Higher Tantric Yoga is an internal method, and one that is usually practiced with a lot of humility.

    I would like to suggest that you explain the situation to your Guru that gave you the Chakrasamvara initiation, and ask for his or her advice on how to proceed. They will be able to guide you in the specific techniques that you can use. When it comes to tantric practice it is always best to go to the source from which you received the practice. This is a part of Guru devotion, which is integral in the practice of tantra. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by sage

are the monkey and the snake compatible signs.

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Sage,

    The Monkey and Snake signs have a 57% compatibility rate. You can read more about relationship compatibility for the Monkey sign here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/relationship-compatibility-for-the-monkey.html

    I have pasted the relevant section from this page below.

    MONKEY PARTNER + SNAKE PARTNER: 57%

    Both signs are scheming and competitive. The relationship can turn into a battle of wills and wits. The Monkey will provoke the Snake’s anger easily and since the Snake is not forgiving, the Snake will disapprove of the Monkey quickly. The Monkey will always find ways to challenge the Snake while the Snake is ambitious and is set on having his way. Quite a lot of effort may be needed to sustain this relationship as both are naturally jealous and suspicious. The Monkey is outgoing, innovative and energetic while the Snake is motivated, sophisticated and persevering.

    Even when each has their own positive attributes, they tend to expose the weaknesses of one another. They seem to bring out the worst in each other. For this relationship to work, both will have to be mutually genuine and upfront.

Question asked by Jacqueline

Greetings from Idaho! I've been studying the teachings of His Excellency on YouTube and this
Blog.I've also bought the books and videos that are available on Amazon. I've been doing the daily purification practices and several others that I found on the blog. I've seen real positive changes in my life and believe in H.E. as my guru.
My question is this. Should I continue as I am or travel to the only Tibetan centre in my vicinity which is two hours away which is a Dzochen centre. They say on their site that they have a teacher but the Lama comes rarely. Much gratitude for the knowledge I've received!

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Jacqueline,

    Thank you for your question. I am happy to read that you have experienced positive changes in your life through daily practice. The practices on this blog can have a very positive effect in one’s life if practiced with sincerity, which it seems that you have. I am very happy that this blog has made a positive imprint in your life.

    It is entirely up to you if you would like to carry on as you are or join the Dzogchen centre. However you may want to keep some points in mind. If, in your heart, you have accepted His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche as your Guru, then you should carry on as you are. You can always contact the Kechara pastors if you have any questions or need guidance in your spiritual path.

    Secondly, the Dzogchen centre most likely follows the Nyingma tradition while Kechara belongs to the Gelug tradition. While each Buddhist tradition leads to enlightenment, they follow slightly different paths and methods to reach this enlightened state. Therefore the methods and practices taught at the centre will be different from those presented on this blog. As such this may lead to confusion on your spiritual path if you are practicing both.

    Generally speaking, practitioners follow one specific tradition and one Guru. This way there is no confusion and one is able to concentrate whole heartedly in one’s practice. Even though all Buddhist paths are valid as long as they can be traced back to Buddha Shakyamuni and other enlightened beings, it is always recommended to follow one path.

    Whatever you decide, please follow all the way with the decision you make and progress on your spiritual path until you reach enlightenment. I hope this helps. Please do post again if you have any further questions regarding this.

    Thank you.

Question asked by ANIRUDDHA

I AM AFRAID OF ENCLOSED SPACES LIKE LIFTS. WHAT TO DO?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Aniruddha,

    Thank you the question. I am sorry to read that you have this problem. First and foremost, if you cannot manage the problem yourself then you should seek help from a therapist. Psychology provides many therapies to deal with fears such as claustrophobia, even if they are not able to find the cause of the fear.

    This can be coupled with a spiritual element, especially those that concentrate on calming the mind. A particularly suitable practice for this would be the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa. This is one of the most foundational practices with our tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and its benefits cannot be underestimated. Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice is excellent at calming the mind, alleviating fears and providing practitioners from emotional and mental relief.

    There is a comprehensive practice commentary by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche available to watch online here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html.

    Here is a link to the text of the practice: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsongkhapa-prayers.html#1

    If you would like, you can also invite our Lama Tsongkhapa box set here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-boxset-english. This includes a tsa-tsa of Lama Tsongkhapa, a prayer book and book explaining the practice.

    You can engage in this practice every day, and focus on the recitation of the Mig Tse Ma mantra. This will have a very beneficial effect on your mind. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Margaret

Will i recive very good money in my clam in October this year

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Margaret,

    Thank you for your question. I do not have any form of clairvoyance to be able to answer this question for you. However, in Buddhism it is believed that all circumstances in our life comes about from our previous actions in this life or previous lives, this is also known as karma. Depending on these actions, we experience either the positive or negative effects. Thus if you have met all the requirements for your claim and you have the karma to receive the money, then you will receive it.

    However even if we have the karma to receive something, we may have negative karma that blocks or overpowers the positive karma. Therefore in Tibetan Buddhism there are certain practices that aid us to purify this negative karma and create the conducive conditions that we need.

    One such practice is that of Gyenze. This is a form of the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden who is very beneficial for financial related matters, increasing one’s lifespan and creating the conducive conditions that we want. You can find the practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html

    I hope this helps. Thank you.

Question asked by bill

why?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Bill,

    Please post your question in full. Thank you.

Question asked by pip

will we marry ?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Pip,

    Thank you for your question. I believe by this, you are asking if you will marry the person you want to. Unfortunately I do not have clairvoyance to answer this question for you. This would actually depend on your karmic link with this person from previous lives and well as certain causes and conditions for this to manifest. That being said, karma is not static, therefore through our own efforts we can achieve whatever we put our minds towards. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by mahen

LATELY i found out im not improving my life is very is like some one is draging back iam often unhappy very unlucky on money and married life. what can you do to help me

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Mahen,

    I’m sorry to read that are going through this situation in life. From a Buddhist perspective our situations in life come about due to karma created from previous lives. Therefore it is good to understand how karma works, that we should not engage in negative actions and instead concentrate on performing beneficial actions. This way we can ensure we do not face such problems in the future. But one aspect of karma that people often forget about is that it is not fixed, we can always change the situations we are in through our own efforts, so things can definitely improve.

    If I may make a suggestion, you can engage in the joint daily practice of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Guru Yoga and Dorje Shugden practice. It is known as the Diamond Path, and is available online here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden. Alternative if you would like a physical copy of the prayer, it is available to order here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/diamond-path.

    This daily practice concentrates on two enlightened beings. The first is Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. His practice is the core of the lineage and is very beneficial in calming the mind. As such one is able to deal with any situation in life with a level head, allowing us to make the right decisions to improve. The second is the practice of Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden can alleviate obstacles we are facing in life and creative conducive conditions for our practice. This includes aiding us to solve any financial issues we may be going through and also to create harmony in our familial relationships. This should be engaged in as a daily practice, and over time and our own efforts we will see the energies of these Buddhas manifest in our live for the better. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Milaine

Hi everybody, I have a question that is a bit delicate but… I need to know why all the informations are available while some (as I've learned) have to stay secret from people who don't know about ? Sorry for this question but I want to know

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Milaine,

    Thank you for your question. The question you have asked is a very good one. A lot of people do not know the reason behind this so it is good you have asked. I believe that by the secret information or teachings, you are referring to the practice of Tantra. There are a couple of reasons for this, which I will give in brief here.

    The first is that some of the teachings such as Tantra propel one on the path to enlightenment at an increased speed. As such the person needs to have many merits and the causes for this to happen. This comes about through the process of initiation, during which the Guru plants the seeds to achieve the practice. This means that this person has the causes to gain the spiritual attainments associated with the practice. In the case of Highest Yoga Tantra the highest of these attainments is enlightenment itself. Associated with this process is the lineage of blessings. When the various Buddhas taught the Tantras, they passed blessings on to the masters they taught to. There must be a continuity of this unbroken lineage for these blessings to flow from Guru and student. From the student’s side this is actually the practice of Guru devotion and maintaining good samaya.

    This leads to the second reason, which is linked with the practice of Guru devotion. Before one can practice Tantra effectively, one should have a firm grounding in the Sutra practices. Within our tradition this is embodied in the Lam Rim. These teachings if learnt and practiced, give a very solid foundation upon which Tantric practices are built upon. As such the Guru ensures that before giving Tantric practices, the student has good knowledge on these basic principles.

    The reason why we need a firm grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism and have good Guru devotion is because there are some dangers in practicing Tantra without proper knowledge and training. This is provided by our Guru. Since tantric practices deal with moving the energy within our body and working with the various energy centres known as Chakras, we must know how to do so correctly.

    If we engage in these meditation techniques without proper training under a qualified Guru, then we run the risk of making mistakes in our practice, which can lead to various energy blockages or imbalances within our body that can cause harm both physically and mentally. Therefore the reason why these techniques are not taught or spoken of publically is because if those who do not have enough preparation practice these techniques, they run the risk of being hurt.

    On another level the reason why these teachings are kept secret is because these practices are intended to be practiced discreetly. It is said that if we display or talk about our practices openly, this can attract obstacles which can hinder our practice. For example, if one has a lot of money, you shouldn’t go around telling everyone how much money you have. If you do, you can attract the attention of thieves, who could steal your money.

    As we have seen the secrecy is not to stop people from practicing the teachings, this would go against the very reason that the Tantras were taught. On the contrary, the secrecy helps protect practitioners from the dangers of not practicing properly, and at the same time ensures that practitioners are trained well enough by their Gurus in the basic principles that when they practice they can do so successfully and in a correct manner. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Simona

Dear holy rinpoche,
I am a practicing and learning about dharma but i stock in a struggle. I am trying to learn about karma and trying my best. I am feeling that there is some kind of a negative energy around me and i can not leave it. I do not know what to do. I am reciting mantras, practcing gutu yoga but it does not leave. Can u help me? Thank you very much

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Simona,

    Thank you for your question. This section of the blog is not usually answered by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, but is answered by the Kechara Pastors. If I may I would like to answer this question for you.

    In regards to learning about karma, there are a couple of posts here on this blog that may help you:

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/discovering-yourself-a-teaching-on-karma-mindstream.html

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tendencies.html

    Karma is explained in the text entitled Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche. This is the core text currently used for study in the Kechara House Dharma classes, and is very beneficial to learn from. If you would like a copy you can order one online here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand.

    I am sorry to read that you have this negative energy around you. It is good that you are practicing Guru Yoga. This is very beneficial for you, however you may want to consider engaging in the daily practice of the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden as well. There is a whole section of this blog dedicated to Dorje Shugden. To read more, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden. The practice of Dorje Shugden is very beneficial in helping to remove all sorts of obstacles and this includes negative energies that may be surrounding us, as well as creating conducive conditions so that we do well in life.

    There is a combined daily practice of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Guru Yoga and Dorje Shugden, which you can find here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/category/practice/sadhanas.

    Alternatively, if you would like a physical copy, you can order one online here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/diamond-path. This practice is very beneficial and will help your situation a lot. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Kenneth Daviknes Hansen

Hello, I have a question regarding the Vajrayogini tea ceremony, which I have seen on this site, as it says "I visualize myself as the deity at the center of the dharmachakra" how does this relate to self-generation which one requires initiation to do? I am curious as to the difference between these,

I hope you can answer this question,

Best wishes,

Kenneth Daviknes Hansen

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Kenneth Daviknes Hansen,

    Thank you for your question. I’m very happy that you have read the post on the Vajrayogini Tea Offering (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tea-offering-to-vajrayogini-for-the-1st-time.html). This offering is very beneficial for practitioners, whether one has Highest Tantric initiation or not. In fact as the post mentions, anyone can make this particular offering to Vajrayogini.

    With regards to tantric prayers, they are mostly composed to be recited by those who have received tantric initiation. Since this prayer is tantric in nature, it therefore contains tantric elements. One of these elements is the generation or visualisation aspect of the practice.

    When engaging in tantric meditation, there are two ways in which one visualises the deity in question. The first is called ‘front-generation’ during which one visualises the deity in front of oneself during the prayer. This is the visualisation that those without initiation engage in. The second is called ‘self-generation’. This is the visualisation that those with initiation engage in, after learning how to do so from a qualified guru. This involves the practitioner visualising his or herself as the particular deity, in this case it is Vajrayogini.

    When the prayer refers to “I visualize myself as the deity at the center of the dharmachakra” it is referring to the tantric element of the practitioner visualising him or herself as Vajrayogini. If you have tantric initiation, you should consult the guru who gave you the initiation as how to best to practice this offering. If you are not an initiate then you simply visualise Vajrayogini in front of you. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

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Meet the Pastors

Serving the community. Tirelessly

Combining the responsibilities of the ordained and the appearance of a layperson, pastors are the connection between the sangha and the everyday practitioner. They are ordinary people who have taken an extraordinary step in dedicating their lives towards sharing the Buddhist tradition. As laypeople holding vows, pastors will make the Dharma accessible to more people, giving them guidance and sharing knowledge. The pastors are usually present at Kechara House and available for consultation anytime. For more information, contact [email protected].

Pastor Chia (sangha to be)

As a pastor, Chia will dedicate his life to befitting others through spreading the works of Tsem Rinpoche and Dharma to many people, through the use of pujas, rituals, counseling and sharing of his knowledge.

Ordained as a Pastor in 2011, Chia Song Peng has had a rich and varied Dharma career. He has held a core position with the Kechara Paradise retail outlets, served as a personal attendant to Tsem Rinpoche, embarked on various pilgrimages and received initiations into higher yoga tantric practices. He is accomplished in many pujas and has a deep understanding of the Dharma.

As a pastor, Chia has dedicated his life to befitting others through spreading the works of Tsem Rinpoche and Dharma to many people, through the use of pujas, rituals, counseling and sharing of his knowledge.

When Chia first met Tsem Rinpoche, he was asked if he wanted to become a monk, however even though this was his aspiration he informed Tsem Rinpoche that he would do so at a later date. For Chia, as he has is already in the Dharma full-time, it would be best if he became ordained. Tsem Rinpoche has reminded Chia from time to time to work towards becoming a monk and he promised that he would do so in the future.

Kechara began from nothing to become a growing Dharma organisation with major projects such as Kechara Forest Retreat, so Chia thinks that this is the perfect time to become ordained as a monk. Recently Tsem Rinpoche asked Chia again if he would like to be ordained, this time Chia said yes.

Pastor Khong Jean Ai (sangha to be)

Jean Ai wishes to become a vessel that holds the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa to benefit future generations, inspiring others to live by the Buddha’s teachings.

Jean Ai met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche as a young child and through her parents' involvement with Kechara over the years, she has never known a life without His Eminence. Jean Ai was a regular volunteer of Tsem Ladrang during her childhood and teenage years. After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Warwick in the UK and working at the London Probation Service, she returned to Kuala Lumpur to join Tsem Ladrang's e-division. There she managed kechara.com, responsible for the weekly Kechara e-newsletter, including content generation and editing. Since then she has joined His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s writing team, responsible for executing Rinpoche’s personal instructions and managing his correspondence.

Having visited a nunnery in India in 2004, Jean Ai remembers noticing how happy and purposeful everyone was. She had a feeling of familiarity and the sight of the robes comforted her. Immediately, Jean Ai messaged her mother who told her to ask Rinpoche’s advice. Rinpoche told her to complete her secular education so that when she taught the Dharma her words would carry the credibility and weight of a university degree, something she completed with the motivation that some day she wanted to become a nun.

Through her ordination as a nun, Jean Ai wishes to become a vessel that holds the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa to benefit future generations, inspiring others to live by the Buddha’s teachings. Through this she hopes to repay the kindness of her parents and her Guru. Above all she wants to abide in a state free of suffering, and she wants this for others as well.

Pastor Shin Tan (sangha to be)

For Shin, this is a great step forward to being fully committed to the cause of others and repaying others’ kindness through sharing the Dharma with others.

Before joining Kechara, Shin worked as a lecturer and provider of content and e-learning content solutions for various start-ups. Whilst providing training to educators teaching students in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) at various colleges, she was invited to attend a Dharma talk given by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara House. This event rekindled her interest in Tibetan Buddhism, as she recalled the joy of accompanying her parents to teachings as a teenager.

Joining Kechara Media & Publications in 2006 as a volunteer, Shin assumed a full time position there as a Marketing Executive, with the aim of making His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings available to more people around the world. Shin is now a member of the Tsem Ladrang Team, who takes care of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s secular matters, enabling Rinpoche to focus on teaching the holy Dharma.

Shin states that when she decided to join Kechara full time, she had already decided to be of some benefit to others and spend the rest of her life doing only that. Working closely with His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, seeing his tireless effort in helping others and spreading the Buddhadharma through the Gaden tradition despite tremendous challenges has made her realise that the next logical step is to become ordained as she has the opportune conditions to study with her Guru. For Shin this is also a great step forward to being fully committed to the cause of others and repaying others’ kindness through sharing the Dharma with others.

Pastor Adeline Woon (sangha to be)

Since finding her spiritual home here in Kechara, Adeline has made dharma work her life’s mission and wishes to dedicate herself fully towards the benefit of others.

Adeline stumbled across His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche's blog towards the end of 2010 and has been following his blog and Facebook page ever since. Since graduating from Dharma Drum Buddhist College Taiwan with a Masters of Arts in Religious Studies in July 2012, she returned to Malaysia and joined Kechara as a Senior Education Executive. Adeline was attracted by His Eminence’s straightforwardness and impressed at Kechara's growth under his guidance. To Adeline, His Eminence is someone who walks the talk, keeps his promises and sincerely cares for others displaying an excellent example of guru devotion, qualities that she seeks to develop herself.

Since finding her spiritual home here in Kechara, Adeline has made dharma work her life’s mission. It was in May 2013 that she officially requested His Eminence for ordination as a nun to dedicate her life fully for the dharma. According to Adeline, become ordained means that she is being true to her calling to live according to the dharma and be of benefit to others.

This however can only be achieved by meeting and studying under her root Guru. Adeline has been fortunate enough to have met with hers - His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche.

Pastor Moh Mei (sangha to be)

Since taking refuge with Tsem Rinpoche, it has been Moh Mei's aspiration to become a nun, committing her life to Dharma work, upholding the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa.

Moh Mei has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 15 years based in countries all over the world. Meeting His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in July 2012, Moh Mei immediately joined Tsem Ladrang a month later in the housekeeping department. Moving into the kitchen to cook for Tsem Rinpoche led her to Kechara Forest Retreat. There Moh Mei progressed to be in charge of Kechara Forest Retreat facilities, including water, electricity and telephone networks, a role she still holds today. She is currently also the operations manager for Dukkar Apartments.

During her recent election to the Kechara Board of Directors, Moh Mei stated that she is fully committed to the vision of her beloved Guru, Tsem Rinpoche and that she had made Kechara her home. Since taking refuge with Tsem Rinpoche, it had been her aspiration to become a nun, committing her life to Dharma work, upholding the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa.

Since her first step on Kechara Forest Retreat, Moh Mei has visualised herself spending the rest of her life as a nun, drawn to the idea of building temples, making offerings to the Buddhas and practicing the Dharma.

She clearly remembers one night Tsem Rinpoche told her that the purpose of becoming a nun is actually to strive to alleviate others of their suffering. Having enjoyed the pleasures of the world, Moh Mei always felt that there was something missing, something that this world cannot provide.

Coming across Rinpoche’s teachings felt like she was coming home, giving her hope that there is something to strive for, the path of liberating herself from the imprisonment of her mind and fully committing herself to benefit others. This is her motivating factor for putting on the robes, holding her nun vows sincerely, diligently, with integrity and great humility.

Pastor Niral Patel (sangha to be)

It is Niral’s motivation for full ordination to better himself, learn the teachings of our lineage in order to preserve them for future generations. He wishes to benefit others, just as he has benefited and is still benefiting from Tsem Rinpoche’s explanation of the Dharma.

Niral was born and raised in the UK, having graduated with a BA in Anthropology, he was working as a Financial Administrator for a Serviced Apartment & Hotel company as well as a Management Services company before stumbling across His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s Youtube channel, entirelyby accident. It was through His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings that he began to understand the importance of practicing the Dharma, in order to benefit himself and others around him.

Having been in contact with one of Tsem Rinpoche’s long time students in the UK, he was encouraged to visit Kechara in late 2012 for a 10 day visit. At the end of the visit Tsem Rinpoche requested Niral to come to work at Kechara, to which he agreed.

Niral moved to Malaysia in February 2013 to work as an education coordinator at Kechara House, assisting the Education Division in the creation and implementation of the new education syllabus, teaching teenagers during the Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Ever since meeting Tsem Rinpoche, he has always been encouraged by Tsem Rinpoche to do more Dharma work and strive to better himself. It is with that in mind, that Niral has requested monastic ordination.

It is Niral’s motivation for full ordination to better himself, learn the teachings of our lineage in order to preserve them for future generations. He wishes to benefit others, just as he has benefited and is still benefiting from Tsem Rinpoche’s explanation of the Dharma.

Pastor Tan Gim Lee (sangha to be)

Gim Lee’s main focus is to guide and help anyone who steps through Kechara’s doors through Dharma sharing, counselling, performing pujas and other Buddhist services. She wishes to repay Rinpoche’s kindness by spreading Lama Tsongkhapa’s holy teachings and inspiring others on the spiritual path.

She discovered Kechara by chance in 2006 and started to participate Kechara's activities almost immediately especially the retreat to collect 10 million Migtsema recitations. In April 2006, when Gim Lee met H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and first listened to his teachings, she wept uncontrollably. Though she could not understand it at the time, she had finally found her perfect teacher. She is especially touched by Tsem Rinpoche's compassionate method of teaching by setting his own examples.

Having joined as a staff of Kechara House responsible for housekeeping in 2009, Gim Lee is now one of Kechara House's Front Desk Managers predominantly based in the retreat centre in Bentong, Pahang. She also teaches the Sunday Dharma Class and moderates Dharma discussions on Tsem Rinpoche's blog chat.

The many teachings she has received from Tsem Rinpoche have changed her priorities in life. She found answers to her questions about the purpose of life, and she has realised that the way to overcome the sufferings of pain and anger is by following the path of compassion and wisdom as taught by Lord Buddha. These realisations have led to her request to be ordained as a Sangha member.

As pastor now, and later as a Buddhist nun, Gim Lee's main focus is to guide and help anyone who steps through Kechara's doors through Dharma sharing, counselling, performing pujas and other Buddhist services. She wishes to repay Rinpoche's kindness by spreading Lama Tsongkhapa's holy teachings and inspiring others on the spiritual path.

Pastor Loh Seng Piow (sangha to be)

Loh Seng Piow developed a strong wish to help Rinpoche in spreading the Dharma to the world. With that determination, Loh Seng Piow chose not to pursue his PhD degree in Cambridge University (for which he had been offered a place), resigned from his research job, and joined Tsem Rinpoche as full-time Dharma worker, and has never looked back since.

Back in 2001, Loh Seng Piow had no inkling of just how involved in Dharma he would become. As a Masters degree-holder in Engineering, Loh Seng Piow was working as a research engineer in Singapore when he met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. Rinpoche’s talk left a strong impression on him and after a few encounters with Rinpoche, Loh Seng Piow started developing websites for Rinpoche and Kechara.

Loh Seng Piow was trained in science, but soon realised that there were many questions that science could not answer. At the same time, he also felt that science and technology are not the solution to human problems, as humans are much better off compared to thousands years ago, yet the problems in this world are still the same, if not more, and we do not seem to be happier than our ancestors.

Loh Seng Piow soon realised that the Dharma is the ultimate solution to human problems, and that the methods used by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche are very suitable for this modern era. Loh Seng Piow developed a strong wish to help Rinpoche in spreading the Dharma to the world. With that determination, Loh Seng Piow chose not to pursue his PhD degree in Cambridge University (for which he had been offered a place), resigned from his research job, and joined Tsem Rinpoche as full-time Dharma worker, and has never looked back since.

Meeting Rinpoche was a very refreshing experience for Loh Seng Piow, as he never knew Dharma could be so unconventional yet maintain its essence. As Rinpoche’s personal attendant, Loh Seng Piow has had many incredible moments with Rinpoche and considers himself extremely fortunate because he sees real Dharma in action, both on and off the throne. It challenges him to practice Dharma 24/7. In this way, Rinpoche has blown away his old and persistent way of thinking, which was very much focused on the outer rituals of Dharma.

Having seen that Tsem Rinpoche truly embodies what he teaches, Loh Seng Piow is convinced beyond doubt that it is possible to develop our minds to a higher state, and ultimately achieving enlightenment. All these factors have propelled Loh Seng Piow to take a step further in his Dharma career to become ordained as a pastor in order to be even more effective in sharing and disseminating the Dharma to benefit others.

Pastor Antoinette Kass (sangha to be)

Having come across Rinpoche’s teachings on Youtube and finding them very helpful and meaningful, Antoinette hopes to bring the same help and benefit to others as a Pastor.

Born in Luxembourg in 1966, with four older siblings, Antoinette Kass’ father was a carpenter and her mother was very busy cooking, washing, knitting, cultivating two gardens and one vineyard for the family, on top of doing the paperwork for her father’s company.

After completing her education, Antoinette worked in her father’s company and later in a German bank in Luxembourg. However, she didn’t want to work in an office all her life and wanted to do something more meaningful. After having worked for about 14 years, Antoinette went back to school full-time and earned her degree in occupational therapy in Bruxelles. She also trained in the Feldenkrais method and accomplished the training. Antoinette then worked with visually-impaired children for two years, and then with individuals who were chronically ill in their homes for seven years.

Antoinette first came across H.E. Tsem Rinpoche through his teachings on Youtube and found them very helpful, meaningful, clear and easy to understand. After her first visit to Kechara during her holidays in December 2011, Antoinette took refuge in October 2012 and decided to join Kechara as a full-time volunteer in December 2013.

Pastor Yek Yee

Naturally an introvert, Yek Yee has transformed what was once her weakness into her strength; making what was once impossible now eminently possible.

Independence was forced upon Kok Yek Yee from the tender age of nine, when she had to juggle between work and school to make ends meet. Always the introvert, Yek Yee had few friends and had difficulty expressing herself. So it was unexpected when she chose a career in journalism.

Yek Yee excelled as an award-winning reporter with Guang Ming Daily and Nanyang Siang Pau. Her articles garnered her a fanbase, and in writing, she found an outlet for the thoughts and feelings that she could not verbalise. However, despite her success, Yek Yee was not satisfied. Temporary happiness was not what she was looking for – success, money, relationships, or fame was not the key.

In her search for happiness, Yek Yee met H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, who told her “don’t retaliate with your speech, but use your power of writing to express yourself”. This led her to join Kechara Media & Publications as a writer; subsequently she was appointed Senior Editor as well as a Liaison to His Eminence.

Yek Yee now holds a core role in Kechara Care, giving advice, tours, counseling and teachings to whoever walks through their doors. Through courage and determination, she has transformed what was once her weakness into her strength; making what was once impossible now eminently possible.

As a Pastor, her patience and open-mindedness developed through her journey with Kechara will bring comfort and solace, and her new-found ability to nurture and teach others will bring hope to many.

Pastor Lanse Chiah

Having been a Pastor for a year, Lanse wishes to continue with her integral duties by renewing her vows again.

Lanse graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Jinan University in Guangzhou, China in 1999 and became a part-time lecturer for several years, teaching western medicine in a Traditional Chinese medical college in Kuala Lumpur.

For a long time, Lanse remained an atheist, subconsciously searching for a spiritual guru as she sought answers to questions she harboured in her mind, questions that had led her into a state of depression during her time at university. As such, she would often read philosophical books in her search for answers.

Lanse first came to know of Kechara in 2007, through her friend of over 10 years, Pastor Yek Yee. She was surprised to see a complete transformation in Pastor Yek Yee, whom she had always known as a non-spiritual person. The first book by Kechara that Lanse chanced upon was the Chinese version of Be Greedy. Naturally, Lanse was skeptical at first, thus she read the book in an attempt to find mistakes with the philosophy. However, she couldn’t find any and was left impressed by how logical the explanations in the book were.

In March 2009, Lanse joined Kechara Media & Publications (KMP) part-time to carry out Chinese translation and help with transcription. The following year, she contemplated upon whether to pursue a full-time medical or a Dharma career, finally deciding on the latter. Lanse came to realise that, although both careers share the same motivation of easing people’s sufferings, she felt that her work in Dharma could lead to a greater contribution for the sake of all sentient beings in a deeper, spiritual sense.

Having been a Pastor for a year, Lanse wishes to continue with her integral duties by renewing her vows again.

Pastor Han Nee

It was not until she witnessed how Rinpoche brought peace and comfort to her dying mother, that she realised she also wanted to touch others with the Dharma.

Lim Han Nee, a mother of two, is a retired secondary school principal. She retired in December 2000 after a 30-year career in education. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Education at Leicester University in the UK, at the end of 2001.

After gaining her master’s degree, Han Nee considered further options of embarking on a doctorate in education or spending her years in retirement, travelling and visiting family. At the same time, she was also in search of her spiritual path. She had begun exploring Theravadan and Chinese Mahayana Buddhism for answers to questions she had.

In December 2004, Han Nee attended a teaching retreat on the topic of the Lamrim and White Tara held by His Eminence Gelek Rinpoche. As the retreat proceeded, she found her questions were being answered. Then in June 2005, Han Nee was introduced to Kechara by her sister, where she met her spiritual guide, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, who has recently told her that she must go all the way in the Dharma for the benefit of others.

Han Nee had been a school guidance counsellor for nearly twenty years. However, it was not until she witnessed how Rinpoche brought peace and comfort to her dying mother, that she realised she also wanted to touch others with the Dharma.

A member of Kechara’s Puja Team, who conduct sponsored pujas in Shabten Khang, Han Nee is also a member of the Education Division with the portfolio of Content Development. Apart from this, Han Nee is also a member of the weekly Kechara Chat Time team.

Pastor David Lai

In 2014, with a sincere wish to benefit others, David decided to be ordained as a Buddhist pastor to continue serving the spiritual needs of the organisation.

David Lai has been a student of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche for over a decade now and was one of the founding members of Kechara. He joined Kechara as a full time staff in 2005 and has been working in various departments beginning with the Kechara Paradise outlets.

Right from the beginning, David had been advised by His Eminence to go into writing. Overcoming various hurdles, David finally began his literary career with the publication of his first book and autobiography, There’s No Way But Up in 2009. The book charts his spiritual journey from his childhood and culminates in the meeting with His Eminence.

The positive feedback from this book led him to write various other publications like Vajrayogini and Other Power Places in Nepal – a pilgrim’s guide of Nepal, Tales My Lama Told Me – a book on short stories and Conversations in Love – a book on relationships. These books continue to inspire and bring people onto the Dharma.

Besides writing, David has found his passion in sharing the Dharma since his earlier days working in the Kechara Paradise outlets. Over the years, David has received innumerable teachings from His Eminence, ranging from public teachings to personal instructions and advice. He is known to passionately share these teachings whenever he can and to whomever he meets. In 2014, with a sincere wish to benefit others, David decided to be ordained as a Buddhist pastor to continue serving the spiritual needs of the organisation.

Pastor Henry Ooi

After following Rinpoche as a Dharma student for all these years, learning and practicing the Dharma, Henry knows the importance of the pastors’ role in Kechara founded by Rinpoche. He wants to become a pastor to serve Rinpoche, to serve Kechara, and to serve the public.

Born in 1952 in Penang, Henry moved to Kuala Lumpur in search of work after he finished his Form Five studies in 1969. He worked at different types of jobs and it was when he was jobless in 1997/8 that he met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche at the house of his cousin, Ruby (now Dato’ Ruby Khong), when Rinpoche was giving a dharma teaching. At that teaching Henry was awed by how Rinpoche taught Dharma with simple yet profound explanations.

With the kind guidance, teachings and Dharma practices by Rinpoche including instruction to engage in their first spiritual retreat, Henry and his wife Angel started a small business that soon became profitable. A few years later after Kechara House Buddhist Association was founded, Rinpoche started to enrol students as liaisons and that was when Henry and Dato’ Ruby offered themselves. Later more students were elected as liaisons that saw the birth of Liaisons Council. The Liaisons Council is now known as the Board of Directors of which Henry is one of its members.

Currently Henry is the Project Director, overseeing the construction and completion of projects in the Kechara Forest Retreat. Prior to this appointment he was the Head of Department in Kechara Paradise retail outlets of which he served for about ten years. He still remains as its company director as well as director for most of the companies within Kechara. He served one term as vice president of Kechara House Buddhist Association from 2012 to 2103.

After following Rinpoche as a Dharma student for all these years, learning and practicing the Dharma, Henry knows the importance of the pastors’ role in Kechara founded by Rinpoche. He wants to become a pastor to serve Rinpoche, to serve Kechara, and to serve the public. As he aspires to be a monk as he grows older, being a pastor of Kechara will pave the way for his aspiration. Henry believes that as one gets older in life, one should have already prepared for the imminent, death. And what a beautiful death it will be, to die in Kechara Forest Retreat in a monk’s robes. This is the kind of death that Henry wants. But before the imminent death happens, Henry wants to continue working in Kechara Forest Retreat, serving the community and whoever comes into it in whatever way he can. And when he is not physically anymore to serve others, he will request instructions from Rinpoche to enter into retreats in Kechara Forest Retreat.

Pastor Ng Kok Heng

Through his efforts in Kechara House, Kok Heng hopes to share his experience in Buddhism and especially in the Gelug School of Vajrayana Buddhism with anyone willing to practice.

Born in 1963 in Kuala Lumpur to a lower middle class traditional Chinese Buddhist/Taoist family, Kok Heng was educated in Victoria Institution (1976 – 1982) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), graduating with a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours). Happily married since 1990 and a father of three, Kok Heng is a successful entrepreneur in the mobile communications industry and the CEO of the public-listed company, XOX Berhad.

Having always been interested in Buddhism but never really getting deeper into it, Kok Heng first met H.E. Tsem Rinpoche at a dharma talk in 2006 and was very attracted to his style and perfect English. In that first meeting, Rinpoche advised him to regularly attend the weekly Setrap Pujas, which he did. Kok Heng was facing many obstacles in his new business at the time, but through the blessings and teachings of Rinpoche, he has since found tremendous success.

The teaching that he finds most applicable and relevant is the “Eight Verses of Mind Transformation”. These teachings have helped him change his perspective in life, both in his daily worldly endeavours as well as his spiritual pursuits. Through his efforts in Kechara House, Kok Heng hopes to share his experience in Buddhism and especially in the Gelug School of Vajrayana Buddhism with anyone willing to practice.

Pastor Patsy Gooi

All that Patsy wants now is to spend the rest of her life doing dharma work, dharma practices and being of benefit to others.

Formerly a full time housewife with plenty of free time, Patsy had the great fortune to visit Gaden Monastery and meet H.E. Tsem Rinpoche almost twenty years ago. That one week stay in the monastery changed her view of life. Prior to that, she had no spiritual inclinations but meeting Rinpoche stirred something inside her, and she realised that there was more to life than just eating, sleeping, shopping and having fun. Rinpoche’s approach to dharma was logical and practical but most importantly, he stressed that we should always focus out and work towards benefitting others. Rinpoche made dharma easy to understand and his advice was and still is, to “change inwardly, not outwardly.”

In 2009, after years of practicing and applying what she had learned from Rinpoche’s teachings, Patsy decided to set up a Kechara retail outlet in Penang to share the dharma with others. She knew that Rinpoche’s teachings were very applicable to the people of our time and that his activities would benefit others just as they had benefited her. She also wanted to repay the kindness of her Guru who had constantly helped and guided her. Today, Kechara Paradise Penang is not just a dharma shop but also organises puja sessions, animal liberation and dharma talks.

In 2010, again with Rinpoche’s blessings, Patsy set up the Kechara Soup Kitchen Activity Center in Penang. Saddened to see the plight of the homeless and urban poor on the streets, Patsy decided to practice “compassion through action” as taught by Rinpoche in the most active way she knows. Today, together with her team of volunteers, Patsy feeds the homeless and urban poor four times a week and provides basic food provisions to many hardcore poor families on a monthly basis.

All that Patsy wants now is to spend the rest of her life doing dharma work and dharma practices, and that she may be of benefit to others.

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  • JASON
    Wednesday, Aug 31. 2016 01:44 AM
    This write up really make me gain more knowledge on Naga Realm.In Buddhism, compassion to every sentient beings(seen or unseen) is the key element for us to achieve higher attainment.

    Prayers or Puja to be done to appease Naga which we might offended them unintentionally.Besides that, the Puja also appease others beings also.

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this informative write up to benefit us.

    With folded hands
    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/apology-to-the-naga-realm.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Aug 30. 2016 09:43 PM
    It is not acceptable for threatening someone’s life just because of different belief. Religious freedom is basic human rights. No one should be discriminated and segregated because of different religious belief.

    I hope those who throw all the negative words and actions on Dorje Shugden practitioners to first find out the right source and origins of Dorje Shugden before jumping the gun and put all the blame to Rinpoche and even kill him for this.

    How can an enlightened dharma protector and emanation of Manjushri bring harm to the practitioners? Not acceptable.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-want-to-kill-me.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Aug 30. 2016 08:27 PM
    Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS) is proud to announce our second activity of the year!

    This time, join us with your family and friends as we celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival, more commonly known as the Mooncake Festival, with a charity bazaar!

    There will be exciting programmes such as a lucky draw, salsa performances by Malaysia’s award winning professional Salsa Dancers, children’s latin, hip-hop and Chinese fan dances, a magic show, story-telling and of course, the lantern parade!

    Not only that, a selection of merchandise will be sold to raise funds for charity. Do look out for children’s shoes and apparel, food and beverages, homemade body care, mooncakes, knitting products, soft toys and many more.

    If you’re interested in joining us, please take note that only coupons are accepted for the exchange of goods throughout the event. Coupons will be available for sale on the evening itself. Please bring along recycled bags when you come as plastic bags will not be provided.

    Event Details
    Date: 3 September 2016 (Saturday)
    Time: 6pm – 10pm
    Venue: Kechara House SunwayMas Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya
    Contact: 03-7803 3908

    http://www.kechara.com/kids-corner/events/come-to-join-our-mid-autumn-festival/
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Aug 30. 2016 02:45 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella for this sharing about 10 holy sites of China having the Buddha Shakyamuni’s sacred relic.

    From this post, 2 places stood out to me :
    1. Relics at Tian Tan Big Buddha, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
    2. Relics unearthed below the Leifeng Pagoda

    The 2 places as mentioned above become more famous because of many of the films and televisions’ producers especially from Hong Kong and China like to choose these 2 places as the shooting location. Therefore, the exposure for these 2 places are become more as compared to the others.

    Everyone is encouraged to follow the guidelines from this post to visit these holy places. Through the visit to make offerings and prayers to Buddha’s sacred relics, may everyone be blessed and protected by the Buddha and have the opportunity to plant the karmic seeds to learn and practice dharma in order to achieve the qualities as Buddha.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/holy-relic-sites-of-china-very-interesting.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Aug 30. 2016 12:28 PM
    随喜Mr Miles Kessler,因为他最终了解到灵修的目标并非追求外在的东西。之前,Mr Miles Kessler 一直以为他利用了这么长时间在合气道(武术之一)包括他自己的训练与教导学生,就是在填埋他的心灵上的那一块。但其实并不是这样。

    后来,当他遇到这位来自缅甸的禅修大师,Sayadaw U Pandita,启发了他并告诉他“当你的心灵上得到安全/保护,你是不需要利用武术来保护自己”。Mr Miles Kessler才了解原来灵修的目标并非追求外在的一切,就比如他喜欢的合气道。他明白如果继续执著于合气道(武术),将会阻止他领悟心灵上更深层次的价值。而这位禅修大师Sayadaw U Pandita,就是在帮助他纠正之前所产生错误的想法。Mr Miles Kessler认为这是一个艰苦的经历。但也因为这样却能改变他对合气道的执著心甚至改变他整个人生的方向。因为他选择放下“自我”也就是他一直引以为荣和认为合气道的重要性,然后选择了拥有2,500 年之久的佛学智慧与真理。

    感谢仁波切分享这篇激励性的博文。我个人非常喜欢这篇博文,希望会有更多人可以从这篇博文里的得到一些启发。

    阅读全文:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/sometimes-what-i-am-is-not-me.html
  • sonny tan
    Tuesday, Aug 30. 2016 11:19 AM
    sonny tan on Aug 30, 2016 at 11:18 am
    I have finally set my eyes on the ever alluring Mother Tara on August 27th, this inner feelings of meeting Mother Tara for the first time at Kechara Forest Retreat was something magical hard to describe in words. The feeling is like floating in the midst of a realm where time stood still, her gentle sweet smile, her majestic face radiates a sense of peacefulness that soften and energies every cell in my body. The lush green surrounding, cascading water fountain mingling with birds chirping away, the gentle hill breeze soothes my being and elevates one to a timeless long forgotten era of peace.
    O, Mother Tara I prostrate with folded hands in front of my heart wishing that you would continually bless all at Kechara Forest Retreat and all who have the affinity to meet you and be blessed by your compassionate and loving care.
  • Jason
    Tuesday, Aug 30. 2016 02:45 AM
    People always said dog is the best friend of human beings. It was a heartbreaking story. My eyes getting red after read the letter. How can a person who did hand fed to raised up the doggie but finally become a person who throws doggie intothe dumpster.

    Suffering of animals can’t be voice out by them.Why people keep causing animals in suffering?Social media jobs must be done to create public awareness regarding animal abandon.

    We must respect all sentient beings and create a harmony and peaceful living environment.

    Thanks My Guru Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for sharing. I will keep sharing on compassion to animals.

    With folded hands

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/why-dont-you-love-me-anymore.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Aug 29. 2016 11:05 PM
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this story and present it in an interesting comic.

    From this story I have learnt to:

    1) Respect all living beings be it alive or dead. Do not abuse or torture them.

    2) Protector mantra is very powerful and have full trust it the practise. It will clear our obstacles and interference of evil spirits.

    We are so fortunate to be able to learn the practise of Setrap from Rinpoche in Kechara. Thank you Rinpoche for your continuous teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-11.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Aug 29. 2016 10:35 PM
    “Some people want a guru in a feel good factor. Meaning they do prayers, learn a little dharma, volunteer as and when they make themselves free. But the minute the Guru points out to them according to the dharma attitudes that should be transformed to create less problems for themselves and those around them, they run. Or protest not to judge them. Some really join a Guru to learn the dharma and transform. If you see a therapist and only listen to what you should do to improve your situation and never apply it, you’ve wasted your money for the sessions. Similar to this example, mindless surrender to the Guru is not what your after, but surrendering the ego/wrong pride to see a perhaps better way is the point of learning dharma with a Guru. Being open and applying a new way of thinking and acting can surprise you to work much better. That is the purpose of Buddha’s teachings from a Guru.” ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
  • sonny tan
    Monday, Aug 29. 2016 12:57 PM
    sonny tan on Aug 29, 2016 at 12:56 pm
    Thank you Rinpoche and Mr. Kessler for sharing this very inspiring event that made Mr. Kessler rethink and reevaluate his life’s destination. His notion that Aikido is spiritual was probably a misconception that was imparted to him wrongfully.
    He was torn between his wants in life and his spiritual yearnings and when Sayadaw Pandita said ‘No’ to him was actually helping him to realize his wrong concept between spirituality and martial arts. It is just like a soft slap on his face pretty much telling him ‘ hey wake up to reality’ Sayadaw saw through his inflated ego and wanted to help him diminish it, in addition Sayadaw could see that Mr.Kessler was carrying unnecessary baggage and was trying to help him offload it. He knew Mr. Kessler has purity in his heart and on that basis accepted him back later on to the meditation center.
    Enlightened gurus, masters, lamas has the abilities to see through pretty much all our faults, strength, weaknesses and characters and therefore would probably let us go through tough assignments to bring up our strengths, running us down to ground levels to deflate our egos. When once these are minimized then perhaps the actual teachings would gradually start and finally help and guide us to realize the true nature of self.

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  • nut
    Monday, Aug 29. 2016 10:36 AM
    Ole is HHEaltHY but as sutra ref given to500K.ppl ~~~& sex with over500own students-girls its? http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/charlie-sheen-could-sued-700-6877314 inner karmapa’ in oposite to outter dalaiLA.MMA.$’/”debts”? http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lama- ole-nydahl.html #great.this comentary i not postUNDERstand!?all is http://www.buddhanet.net/cbp1_f6.htm Ole Nydahl & Tenzin Gyatso POPULARITY is UNShaken,no matter what (great lamas=great suffeRING?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul43787wSF8 (__above the law(OFFkarma?)__VIP.S’shadows ar not funny:( &sad when impact so many.., unaware abt true +/- _|of course HHDL&YogiNYDAHL have many many good qualitys too, but HH TRIJANG much less popular than TR it’s sth what will change
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  • Alice Tay
    Monday, Aug 29. 2016 01:53 AM
    Animals have feelings just like us. We should respect the animals just as much as everything else because they might be once be our mother in many lifetime ago. If we abuse animal, who knows , maybe we abuse our mother too. Always remind ourselves that nothing deserves to be abused or suffer. We hope others will treat us good and therefore we should treat others how we would like to be treated.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post. Hope this post can create more awareness to the people in order to stop hurting the animals but to protect and treat them as human beings.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/why-dont-you-love-me-anymore.html#comment-723340
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Aug 28. 2016 10:59 PM
    Thank you Mr Miles Kessler for the insightful sharing of his spiritual journey. What I found meaningful is Kessler’s realization of the unfound attachment to Akido (it can be anything, e.g. possession, fame, or social status, etc). And when this unfound attachment is being examined under the scope of Dharma; quoting Kessler’s own words “…My future and past were all hanging in the balance in that very moment with an unbearable intensity.” Once we are stripped naked of what we falsely hold on to as a cover to the true us, we will feel exposed and vulnerable. For that reason, we must always be grounded to Dharma as the bearing of our life to and to nurture our mind according to the 3 Baskets.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/sometimes-what-i-am-is-not-me.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Aug 28. 2016 10:26 PM
    The history of mankind is forever tainted because of the cruelty mankind did (and still doing) on those who are harmless and unable to fend for themselves. While the larger population of this planet prefer to remain as silent endorsers of the many tragedies that happened because some humans took advantage of their physically able human form or advantagous position to abuse others. Just try to google, and we will see sexual child abuse, animal abuse, forced extinction of species, crimes against aborigines, “witch hunt” and a list of never-ending list of abuse that we should be very ashamed of. What does this make us? Bullies! Big bullies with no conscious. It is really sad. Please spread love and kindness, and stop any form of abuse, mental or physical.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/why-dont-you-love-me-anymore.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Aug 28. 2016 10:04 PM
    As we are learning about Dorje Shugden and some of us may even benefitted from Dorje Shugden’s practice, it is important for us to study his previous incarnation who made the promise to eventually arise as a Dharmapala for the protection of Lama Tsongkhapa’s middle way teaching and Gaden lineage. Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen was the one who made that promise when he was the main disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa. The first incarnation of Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen was Chiwu Gopam who lived during the era of a previous Buddha, Lopa Desi. In his inspirational prayers made to the Buddha, he prayed that he would always be able to practice the Dharma in all his lives; and he would be reborn in barren lands where Buddha’s Dharma can benefit people directly.

    For the six subsequent rebirths of Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, his prayers materialized and he successfully spread Buddha’s Dharma in barbarian lands as the king of those lands. For many lives from thereon, he took rebirth as learned monks and panditas to teach the Dharma. In the incarnation just before Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, he took rebirth in a heaven where he was known as Lhayipu Shiwui Tog, who taught Dharma to the gods. As Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, he devoted himself solely to the work of benefitting sentient beings, spreading and preserving the Dharma. The most famous activity was building Gaden Monastery, which he then offered up to his teacher, Lama Tsongkhapa.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this educational article. Thank you Pastor David and Pastor Adeline for the dharma sharing sessions.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/becoming-dulzin-drakpa-gyaltsen.html

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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,
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This Tara has such a beautiful face...artwork on this is nice
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This Tara has such a beautiful face...artwork on this is nice
This is the road that leads to my house in the mountains. I have a small house and a lake nearby the house and I live there on vegan foods with my pets-Mumu loves running around the meadows. I have a large outdoor Vajra Yogini statue made of stone and we make offerings of juniper leaves burned to her daily as sang. I love living in the mountains away from the senseless repeating of actions in urban life. Urban life with its various pollutions do not connect us to who we are inside. I love this walking path to my retreat home where I will live for the rest of my life and on the way home, I pluck some flowers for my shrine to offer to the Buddha...thank you for allowing me to live here. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is the road that leads to my house in the mountains. I have a small house and a lake nearby the house and I live there on vegan foods with my pets-Mumu loves running around the meadows. I have a large outdoor Vajra Yogini statue made of stone and we make offerings of juniper leaves burned to her daily as sang. I love living in the mountains away from the senseless repeating of actions in urban life. Urban life with its various pollutions do not connect us to who we are inside. I love this walking path to my retreat home where I will live for the rest of my life and on the way home, I pluck some flowers for my shrine to offer to the Buddha...thank you for allowing me to live here. Tsem Rinpoche
 Rinpoche\'s quote is on my mom\'s final resting place. It was chosen by my dad and at that time he said it is the best one for both of them. My dad would be interred next to her when his time comes in the distant future. Pastor David Lai
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Rinpoche's quote is on my mom's final resting place. It was chosen by my dad and at that time he said it is the best one for both of them. My dad would be interred next to her when his time comes in the distant future. Pastor David Lai
Kechara\'s kindly Pastor Shin is in Mumu\'s room doing long life Amitayus retreat and blessings for Mumu, Dharma and Oser (my three doggies) right now. I am very grateful for this. She will complete 10,000 mantras in three days mini retreat to increase their lives, plant positive imprints in their mindstream, bless their health and collect merit indirectly for their future lives to practice dharma..... Tsem Rinpoche August 28, 2016.
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Kechara's kindly Pastor Shin is in Mumu's room doing long life Amitayus retreat and blessings for Mumu, Dharma and Oser (my three doggies) right now. I am very grateful for this. She will complete 10,000 mantras in three days mini retreat to increase their lives, plant positive imprints in their mindstream, bless their health and collect merit indirectly for their future lives to practice dharma..... Tsem Rinpoche August 28, 2016.
You must read this. Wait till you are in a quiet place and not out on the streets or some cafe, but in your rooms and read this twice at least..it is so powerful. I just found it. 


Enjoy it and understand it well: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107335
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You must read this. Wait till you are in a quiet place and not out on the streets or some cafe, but in your rooms and read this twice at least..it is so powerful. I just found it. Enjoy it and understand it well: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107335
This is a short and powerful blog post..be ready to have your heart broken. But you should still read this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107363
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This is a short and powerful blog post..be ready to have your heart broken. But you should still read this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107363
100 holy and beautiful Tsongkapas arrived today!
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100 holy and beautiful Tsongkapas arrived today!
(Tsem Rinpoche\'s doggy) hehehe...Mumu\'s face is always so cute..Mumu is very human-like, when you look into his eyes, it seems like you\'re looking into a human\'s eyes. Mumu has a very different energy than other dogs. He is really like a human.-Karen Chong
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(Tsem Rinpoche's doggy) hehehe...Mumu's face is always so cute..Mumu is very human-like, when you look into his eyes, it seems like you're looking into a human's eyes. Mumu has a very different energy than other dogs. He is really like a human.-Karen Chong
The amount of suffering, fear and pain they have to experience should be experienced by no one whether animal or human. It is heartbreaking to continuously see the sufferings animals endure for our \'pleasures\'. I do feel helpless, but helpless or not, we must create more awareness tirelessly. With awareness, their suffering can eventually be reduced. The ones who are slaughtered, it\'s too late. We can only shed tears but we have to still be concerned about future slaughter of animals and try to prevent. Helping and being kind to animals is not spiritual, strange or unnatural, but pure empathy of understanding their pain in that no sentient beings would want to suffer. Tsem Rinpoche
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The amount of suffering, fear and pain they have to experience should be experienced by no one whether animal or human. It is heartbreaking to continuously see the sufferings animals endure for our 'pleasures'. I do feel helpless, but helpless or not, we must create more awareness tirelessly. With awareness, their suffering can eventually be reduced. The ones who are slaughtered, it's too late. We can only shed tears but we have to still be concerned about future slaughter of animals and try to prevent. Helping and being kind to animals is not spiritual, strange or unnatural, but pure empathy of understanding their pain in that no sentient beings would want to suffer. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear Rinpoche,  I\'ve made some porridge for Rinpoche to have later when Rinpoche is hungry.  Thank you,  Beatrix (Sometime a pot of porridge tells you so much about another person and you just know why you appreciate them so much. Beatrix is such a caring and kind young person. It\'s a pleasure to work with her and have her around. Tsem Rinpoche)
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Dear Rinpoche, I've made some porridge for Rinpoche to have later when Rinpoche is hungry. Thank you, Beatrix (Sometime a pot of porridge tells you so much about another person and you just know why you appreciate them so much. Beatrix is such a caring and kind young person. It's a pleasure to work with her and have her around. Tsem Rinpoche)
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Keep it up!
Karen does a nice sharing
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Karen does a nice sharing
Something nice from Wan San
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Something nice from Wan San
The holy statue of Vajra Yogini at Sanku, Nepal
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The holy statue of Vajra Yogini at Sanku, Nepal
“We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.” 
― César Chávez
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“We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.” ― César Chávez
Beautiful monastery in Eastern Tibet.
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Beautiful monastery in Eastern Tibet.
An alpine lake at more than 4000 meters in elevation in eastern Tibet
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An alpine lake at more than 4000 meters in elevation in eastern Tibet
This is Mount Kailash in Tibet where Vajra Yogini resides. Many Tibetans will go and pay homage to this mountain and do prayers at the base.
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This is Mount Kailash in Tibet where Vajra Yogini resides. Many Tibetans will go and pay homage to this mountain and do prayers at the base.
 The three most important statues of Buddha Shakyamuni, the Founder of Buddhism. The 1st photo is the Buddha aged 8, the 2nd photo is the Buddha aged 12 and the 3rd photo is the Buddha age 35. These three statues of Buddha Shakyamuni are believed to have been created 2,500 years ago and have the blessings of Buddha Shakyamuni. Two of the statues are in Tibet and one is in India. The statue of Buddha aged 8 is in the Ramoche Temple, the statue of Buddha aged 12 is in the Jhokang Temple and statue of Buddha aged 35 is in India at Bodhgaya.
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The three most important statues of Buddha Shakyamuni, the Founder of Buddhism. The 1st photo is the Buddha aged 8, the 2nd photo is the Buddha aged 12 and the 3rd photo is the Buddha age 35. These three statues of Buddha Shakyamuni are believed to have been created 2,500 years ago and have the blessings of Buddha Shakyamuni. Two of the statues are in Tibet and one is in India. The statue of Buddha aged 8 is in the Ramoche Temple, the statue of Buddha aged 12 is in the Jhokang Temple and statue of Buddha aged 35 is in India at Bodhgaya.
This gorgeous area is in Kongpo Tibet. Notice the village nestled among the purple trees. Such a beautiful place to live with a blue lake and clear mountains.
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This gorgeous area is in Kongpo Tibet. Notice the village nestled among the purple trees. Such a beautiful place to live with a blue lake and clear mountains.
Beautiful Gaden monastery built by Lord Tsongkapa over 600 years ago has produced countless powerful mahasiddhas, teachers, practitioners and masters in Tibet.
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Beautiful Gaden monastery built by Lord Tsongkapa over 600 years ago has produced countless powerful mahasiddhas, teachers, practitioners and masters in Tibet.
This stairway nestled among green hills is Sanku Vajra Yogini temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is one of the five sacred shrines and temples dedicated to Her. In this temple a lady who was an emanation of Vajra Yogini showed many miracles and when she passed they made a likeness of her body and enshrined it here. So we can worship Vajra Yogini in the form of this lady at this sacred temple in Sanku. I visited here with many of my dharma friends years ago to pay homage to this sacred Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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This stairway nestled among green hills is Sanku Vajra Yogini temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is one of the five sacred shrines and temples dedicated to Her. In this temple a lady who was an emanation of Vajra Yogini showed many miracles and when she passed they made a likeness of her body and enshrined it here. So we can worship Vajra Yogini in the form of this lady at this sacred temple in Sanku. I visited here with many of my dharma friends years ago to pay homage to this sacred Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
They are digging up so much more ancient and beautiful Buddhist arts, statues/artifacts in Afghanistan. They have been buried for hundreds of years...Look at this recent find of a BEAUTIFUL Buddha head dug up in Hadda Afghanistan. Afghanistan of course was Buddhist in ancient times.
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They are digging up so much more ancient and beautiful Buddhist arts, statues/artifacts in Afghanistan. They have been buried for hundreds of years...Look at this recent find of a BEAUTIFUL Buddha head dug up in Hadda Afghanistan. Afghanistan of course was Buddhist in ancient times.
Dharma and sangha friends from the Monastery
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Dharma and sangha friends from the Monastery
Absolutely beautiful lake. I like the clearness of the water and vegetation very much
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Absolutely beautiful lake. I like the clearness of the water and vegetation very much
Something I just thought of....
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Something I just thought of....
Such a beautiful scene of a Japanese man made lake. Wish to do something like this so much.
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Such a beautiful scene of a Japanese man made lake. Wish to do something like this so much.
Did you know this about Vincent van Gogh?
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Did you know this about Vincent van Gogh?
AN ALTERNATIVE FARM FAMILY PORTRAIT SHOWS A HIGHER LOVE...this chicken mamma has adopted a puppy...and her biological child wonders why her new sibling looks so strange...and wants to get some love and some warmth, too...but this mother is not a speciesist...she loves all children of all species, equally...and this puppy is so big, he is getting all the warmth...wait your turn, chickie, she has lots to spare...LOVE MULTIPLIES AS YOU GIVE IT OUT, LOVE ALL BEINGS....Animal Freedom Fighter--Chickens have this type of capacity to care and love. They are sensitive beings...We should never harm or eat them.
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AN ALTERNATIVE FARM FAMILY PORTRAIT SHOWS A HIGHER LOVE...this chicken mamma has adopted a puppy...and her biological child wonders why her new sibling looks so strange...and wants to get some love and some warmth, too...but this mother is not a speciesist...she loves all children of all species, equally...and this puppy is so big, he is getting all the warmth...wait your turn, chickie, she has lots to spare...LOVE MULTIPLIES AS YOU GIVE IT OUT, LOVE ALL BEINGS....Animal Freedom Fighter--Chickens have this type of capacity to care and love. They are sensitive beings...We should never harm or eat them.
In Thailand, they also make large images of their holy gurus and or well known holy monks for people to honor, worship and make offerings to. We do the same in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
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In Thailand, they also make large images of their holy gurus and or well known holy monks for people to honor, worship and make offerings to. We do the same in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
This picture says it all. I wonder always why constructed items these days wear out so fast.
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This picture says it all. I wonder always why constructed items these days wear out so fast.
This is a beautiful portrait
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This is a beautiful portrait
Sacred art work on Vajra Yogini
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Sacred art work on Vajra Yogini
Never forget to do our Vajra Yogini practice. We can lose our money, we can lose our friends, we can lose our position, we can lose our family, we can lose our wife, we can lose our husband and we can lose our materialistic possession because in the end we will lose all outer objects anyway, but NEVER lose our Vajra Yogini practice. Everything lost is meant to be lost because we are in samsara and whatever we enjoy in samsara will not last and will be lost. It is their nature. Never waste time, energy and keep procrastinating, but do our Vajra Yogini practice intensely and strongly and be firm. Samsara never grants permanence and happiness, but Vajra Yogini\'s practice will hand the universe and all the joys within it to you.-Tsem Rinpoche
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Never forget to do our Vajra Yogini practice. We can lose our money, we can lose our friends, we can lose our position, we can lose our family, we can lose our wife, we can lose our husband and we can lose our materialistic possession because in the end we will lose all outer objects anyway, but NEVER lose our Vajra Yogini practice. Everything lost is meant to be lost because we are in samsara and whatever we enjoy in samsara will not last and will be lost. It is their nature. Never waste time, energy and keep procrastinating, but do our Vajra Yogini practice intensely and strongly and be firm. Samsara never grants permanence and happiness, but Vajra Yogini's practice will hand the universe and all the joys within it to you.-Tsem Rinpoche

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LADRANG LIGHT OFFERING FUND A rare and precious opportunity for candles to be offered on your behalf at the private residence of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. The offering of light to the Three Jewels has great benefits for one's mind including gaining clarity and intelligence, the acceleration of realisations, and greater understanding and wisdom. This exclusive light offering is also ideal for those who do not have a personal altar or are unable to make light offerings themselves. http://www.vajrasecrets.com/ladrang-light-offering-fund
Nice friends who help each other in Dharma works.
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Nice friends who help each other in Dharma works.
Venerable Geshe Puntsok speaks so well in both Tibetan and English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idQF6_6BD6s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ-jCJQWMMs&t=0s
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Venerable Geshe Puntsok speaks so well in both Tibetan and English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idQF6_6BD6s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ-jCJQWMMs&t=0s
Beautiful image of Avalokitesvara who has spoken before. Housed in Ladakh
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Beautiful image of Avalokitesvara who has spoken before. Housed in Ladakh
Our Panglung Kuten taking trance of Dorje Shugden in Tibet where he is greatly sought after
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Our Panglung Kuten taking trance of Dorje Shugden in Tibet where he is greatly sought after
Beautiful painting of Atisha
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Beautiful painting of Atisha
Beautiful Tara has arrived in Kechara Forest Retreat. See many more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=105289
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Beautiful Tara has arrived in Kechara Forest Retreat. See many more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=105289
Gorgeous Buddha carved into the mountain in China
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Gorgeous Buddha carved into the mountain in China
Beautiful Dorje Shugden Gyenze statue by Kechara available at vajrasecrets.com
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Beautiful Dorje Shugden Gyenze statue by Kechara available at vajrasecrets.com
I like this Buddha image very much
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I like this Buddha image very much
Beautiful Buddha in the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa
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Beautiful Buddha in the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa
Pastor Lanse, contact her if you have questions..she is kind and helpful.
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Pastor Lanse, contact her if you have questions..she is kind and helpful.
Interesting
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Interesting
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    Dog Abandoned - Why Don't You Love Me Anymore?
    Dear friends around the world, I have come across so many stories of suffering, pain and abandonment but sometimes one stands out stronger than the rest. What happened to this little boy doggie is heartbreaking. I am re-posting here to create awareness and to bring attention to the heroes that help animals and create awareness to their suffering. The purpose of creating awareness is to let people know how much suffering animals go through and to not contribute towards this. To help lessen the suffering. Giving pain to any animal never brings good luck or happiness to anyone. Never harm animals and never eat them. Tsem Rinpoche Article link: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/why-dont-you-love-me-anymore.html *********************************** Dear mom and dad. They found me inside the dumpster you toss me in around 8 in the night. I was crying for u begging for u to come take me back. What have I done wrong. I feel pain all over my body. My joints ached, the hole in my buttocks hurt, I cannot see my behind. I try to get up but I can’t. I cry and cry until a man who was dumping his garbage heard me. He got the shock of his life finding me in the pile of rubbish. It was wet and smelly here. The worms are eating me inside out. Again I keep thinking, what have I done wrong. The vet said my condition is pretty bad. My old body won’t be able to handle it for long. I was full of lice, fleas and ticks. I had blood parasite too. My white blood count is too high. I am an old boy, in pain and suffering. After lengthy tests, they finally decide to let me go. I understand. I am not angry. I am just sad you are not with me. They gave me a nice meal, my last supper. It reminds me of you when I was young. You used to love me and handfed me when I was a baby. People cry around me. They held my hand as I closed my eyes. And then I finally let go and my heart beat the last. Dear mom and dad. I am now in heaven. For whatever I did wrong to you, I hope you won’t do to another dog what you did to me. I will always love you. Until we meet again. Remarks: Many thanks to Century Animal Medical Centre (Putatan) Dr Adit and Frankie for your help, for the love to animals you waited for us to help him even you were was closing. Thank you again for your compassion towards the less fortunate animals and rest in peace doggy.
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    It's Tibetan Language Video
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    Please see what this young boy says about grass.
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    Benji's touching story
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    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche

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