Finally, a section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors. Just post your question below and one of our pastors will provide you with an answer.

Note: This section of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s blog is meant for Dharma questions or questions related to Kechara and our lineage. If the question is not relevant or out of our scope, we will respectfully request you to seek an answer on a more relevant platform. Before posting your question, we would also like to suggest that you look through some of the older posts (or do a search on this blog) before you post a question as your question may have been already answered in an older post.

Browse through previous question submissions and learn from the Pastors’ answers. Click on the different page numbers or arrow buttons to view older questions.
Question asked by James

I am curious, did Buddha or anywhere in the scriptures mention the existence of God and Jesus in Christianity? Reason i ask the question is that i have read and seen many stories about 'satanist' or devil worshipers who at the time of sacrificing a human being so the devil can take their soul, have seen them be saved by an 'angel' or Jesus. Or upon calling Jesus's name have been saved. This leads me to believe if Jesus exist, then the devil must also, if their is a heaven then their must be a hell etc.

I think the bible says that Lucifer, (or the other names the devil goes by), rules this earth and the only way to be saved is through Jesus.

What are your thoughts?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear James,
    Buddha has never talked about a creator God in the same way Christianity preaches. However, he did mention a type of existence in which we can take rebirth in, where we have absolute power and pleasure – the deva/god realm. However, this realm is not permanent and one who has taken rebirth there can still perish and take rebirth elsewhere as one is still bound by cyclic existence of death and rebirth.

    Buddhists believe that for those who experience near death experience see an angel, Jesus Christ, Buddha, father, mother, loved one or God that comes at end of the tunnel is really a manifestation of our subtle mind. It is not real but a mental process that happens upon death and we are about to enter into the bardo or the intermediate state between death and rebirth. After that, it is our pulling karma that propels us to take our next rebirth.

    Karma is the result of our actions and that is what creates all of the experiences we go through in this and future lives. The only way to save ourselves is to change our actions right now and to do this, we have to transform our mind. Hence, the Buddha gave detailed explanations and teachings of how to do this. There is no miracle quick fixes in Buddhism but there are very powerful and effective methods to purify karma and transform our mind.

    I cannot comment on what some people perceive upon conducting certain rituals as the experience is uniquely their own but as human beings, we are prone to interpret what we see according to our views instead of what it really is. I hope this explanation helped you.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Sherab

Where can I find a sadhana to Saraswati? I can't seem to find any and the closest I found was in Hindu style instead.
Is Saraswati's mantra "Om Sarasiddhi Hring Hring", "Om Hrih Mahamayange Mahasarasvatyai Namaha", "Namo Saraswatyai", or "Om pichu pichu prajna vardhani jvala jvala medhavardhani dhiri dhiri buddhivardhani svaha"?
What are the views of abortion in Buddhism? I disagree with it, but what are Buddhist views?
Who are the masters of Saraswati practice? I know Ra Lotsawa is of Yamantaka, but who are the ones for Saraswati?
Where can I find more information of Saraswati, her Buddhist practice, her Buddhist mantras and syllables, and self-initiation?
Does the visualization and depiction of Saraswati matter? Is it fine to use the Bali/Indonesian, Japanese, or Hindu depictions of Saraswati instead of Tibetan ones when using her image and visualizing her? Can she have 4 arms while holding a veena, crystal mala, and book in visualization, two arms holding a lute, or 8 arms carrying various weapons? Will her eyes, face shape, and clothing also matter? If so, where can I find details or instructions on her proper visualization?
If worshiping unenlightened deities is a bad thing, why is there a sadhana here to the unenlightened Namkar Bardzin?
If Methar isn't enlightened, why is there a mantra and prayer to him here?
Is Hindu enlightenment the same as Buddhist Nirvana?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Sherab,
    I do not have Saraswati’s sadhana but there is a praise and mantra that you can recite as a sadhana in the prayers and sadhana section of Rinpoche’s blog. You can search there if you are interested. (Click here – http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html ) The mantra from our tradition is OM SARASIDDHI HRING HRING and it depends which authentic tradition of Saraswati you want to get connected to.

    An example of Saraswati is Lama Tsongkhapa who received her initiation and practiced her sadhana devotedly. He had constant visions of her as a result of his practice. If you want to seek out the initiation and practice of Saraswati, it would be good to get in contact a center with a proper lineage master and not just an online resource. You can contact a Tibetan monastery in India or a centre that is headed by an authentic lineage master and closest to you for more information.

    Otherwise, you can just connect with Saraswati using the prayer and mantra offered here in the prayers and sadhana section. The proper visualization would depend on the sadhana and lineage you are practicing. Do not mix and match visualizations and mantras from across various traditions because each complete sadhana is designed to achieve a certain result and mixing them up will put you in danger of having no result from your practice.

    Abortion is considered an act of killing a being. In the Buddhist view, the mind has already entered and taken rebirth upon conception and purposely aborting the foetus is tantamount to killing the unborn baby. Hence, there is heavy karmic repercussions but there are circumstances in which abortion is required in which the birth will create serious problems for the parent and these and other cases where there can be an exception and abortion is required. It really depends on the circumstances of the abortion.

    With regards to Methar and unenlightened deities, its not that they are bad but as Buddhist, we do not take refuge in them because they themselves have not reached enlightenment and cannot guide us in that sense. The practice of Methar is not meant for people to have him as a sole practice or worship but as something that supplements our current protector practice of Dorje Shugden. Just to give you an idea of what that means – Sometimes, we don’t go to the minister (Dorje Shugden) to solve our smaller day-to-day worries, we go to one of his subordinates (Methar).

    Hindu enlightenment is called Moksha, a liberation from death and rebirth. In the Buddhist tradition, there is Nirvana with a similar definition. However, there are technical differences in the views between the 2 traditions, mainly stemming from the Hindu belief of the soul (atman) and the Buddhist rejection of it. Anyway, Nirvana or cessation is not the final destination for Buddhists, it is actually complete Enlightenment or it is sometimes called the Union of No More Learning in which we have overcome the 2 obscurations and have completely realized Bodhichitta and Emptiness. There is no equivalent in Hinduism. I hope this explanation helps you.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Johnson

Hi pastors, recently me and my friend were not on good terms, is there any sort of mantras or prayers that i can end the bad term?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Johnson,

    Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear about the situation between yourself and your friend. All situations we go through in life come about and are caused by the effects of our karma, whether positive or negative. This karma has been accumulated from actions we have done in the past, either in this life or in previous lives. Mantras or prayers work on two levels, the first is that they purify this negative karma, and also generate merit, which is a tremendous force of positive energy. Combined, these can reverse negative situations we are facing and increase the positive and beneficial energy within our lives.

    In this situation I would like to suggest that you engage in the joint practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. Lama Tsongkhapa is known as the emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom; Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion; and Vajrapani, the Buddha of spiritual power. As such his practice is extremely beneficial, calming the mind and increasing harmony within your life and your relationships. Dorje Shugden, is a Dharma protector, whose practice helps to overcome obstacles you may be facing. This can include being on bad terms with people, and as long as beings friends with this person will be a positive thing for you, the practice can help. The practice is available here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden.

    When you engage in the prayers, you should set a good motivation that the karma that has led to this situation is purified and merit is generated. You should also make strong dedications at the end of the prayers. When you do this, even though you are engaging in this for your own relationship with your friend, you should meditate on the fact that other people also face this same sort of situation or even worse. You should develop the thought that you engage in this practice so that all other sentient beings can be free of such situations as well. That way you transform the practice from something that focuses on the self (your relationship with your friend) to something that focuses on others (that they never face the same situation). This may be hard to do at first, but focusing out will help the purification of negative karma.

    Coupled with this, you can help this process by engaging in actions that counter the original situation. For example, at the moment, you are on bad terms with your friend, most probably due to misunderstanding causing disharmony. Therefore, you should endeavor to bring others in your life that are going through the same type of situation together. As you heal the rift between people, you generate the good karma to have harmonious relationships yourself. However, don’t go out to find situations, look at the people in your life and make the relationships between people stronger. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Sherab

Are Ushnisha Vijaya and Saraswati really the same being as they are one of the 21 Taras? That's what I found.
Would the Saraswati practice be best for a young student focusing on his studies and music and has difficulties with his enemies while reaching enlightenment? Or would that be Dorje Shugden practice? Also, if one takes up Saraswati practice, isn't that technically the same as taking up Palden Lhamo's practice?
When one makes offerings to the peaceful form of their Buddha, would that be making offerings to their wrathful forms at the same time as well? For example, if one is giving offerings to Manjushri, are they also offering to all of Manjushri's forms at the same time or one at a time is required?
I found that Chinnamasta is Vajrayogini, but would that mean Hindu mantras would work for Vajrayogini's form as Chinnamasta? Also, since Chinnamasta has many Hindu forms, wouldn't that mean Kali, Devi, Dhumavati, and the other 10 Mahavidyas are all Buddhas in the Hindu form? If so, would it be wise to chant their Hindu mantras?
I got confused on Mahadeva(aka. Shiva). Here, it says he is an unenlightened being, but I found that he was also the consort of Chinnamasta, a form of Vajrayogini. Does that mean Chinnamasta and all her forms are enlightened, but not her consort?
Is the mantra of Vajrayogini "Om Vajrayogini Hum Phat Svaha" or "Om Om Om Sarva Buddha Dakiniye Vajra Varnaniye Vajra Vairochaniye Hum Hum Hum Phat Phat Phat Svaha"?
Which practices are the safest and appropriate for middle schoolers and high schoolers? Vajrayogini practice, Vajrasattva practice, Dorje Shugden practice, Saraswati practice, Manjushri practice, Guru Rinpoche practice, Tara practices, Kurukulle practice, or which one?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Sharab,

    Thank you for your extensive questions.

    You are right that some lists of the 21 Taras (depending on which lineage and tradition) include both Ushnisha Vijaya and Saraswati. In this case, are both considered to be part of Tara. Though they appear in different forms, to aid practitioners in different ways along their spiritual path, they are both enlightened beings. In fact all the Buddhas, whatever their form are the same in their nature, they are all enlightened. The difference is that they emanate in various forms to help practitioners, because sentient beings have differing karma and afflictions. The Buddhas emanate in different form to help sentient beings in the ways they need help the most.

    Saraswati is indeed a very good practice to engage in for a student and for learning music. These are two areas that the practice of Sarawati is particular suited. However, the part you wrote about enemies does not accord to Buddhist practice. The two major areas that you need to train in to reach enlightenment are wisdom and compassion. No matter what how much you train in one, without the other enlightenment is impossible. Therefore, to ‘deal’ with enemies on a deeper level, means to examine and transform your own mind, so that you can forgive any harm that has been inflicted on you and move on. Rather you should develop compassion for them. Saraswati’s practice can you in this way, as her practice can help you increase wisdom, which you can use to transform your own mind. Dorje Shugden’s practice is beneficial to remove obstacles in both your secular and spiritual life. As an emanation of Manjushri, you will have the added benefit of increasing wisdom, but Dorje Shugden’s practice is more geared towards the removal of obstacles. Saraswati’s practice is more geared towards study, music and composition.

    While Palden Lhamo is an emanation of Saraswati, her form and function is different. Therefore the benefits of the practice are also different. I’ve already mentioned Saraswati’s benefits, Palden Lhamo on the other hand is a Dharma protector just like Dorje Shugden. Therefore her practice is also geared towards the removal of obstacles. Therefore it is the benefits you receive from the practice in your spiritual journey that is different.

    In regards to making offerings, yes you are right. When you make offerings to Manjushri, you are making offerings to all the forms of Manjushri. For example if you make offerings to Manjushri, you are making offerings to Lama Tsongkhapa and also Yamantaka as they are emanations of Manjushri. In essence they are all the same being, and by extension of being a Buddha, the same in nature of all enlightened beings. Therefore no matter what your personal practices are, it is extremely beneficial to make offerings to any enlightened being.

    Someone asked about Chinnamasta and Vajrayogini recently here as well. You are right that one form of Vajrayogini is the headless form of Vajrayogini, who is known as Chinnamasta. Overtime, her form became incorporated into the Hindu pantheon of goddess as a form of Shakti, the consort of the god Shiva. When referring to the mantras of deities, one needs to check the lineage and where it comes from. Whereas I know that the Vajrayogini mantra comes from the Buddha through an unbroken lineage of enlightened masters, I do not know this about the Hindu mantra. Therefore I can only say that the Buddhist mantra is the mantra of Vajrayogini.

    In regards to the Hindu form of Chinnamasta, she is considered to be a goddess, and not a Buddha. Whereas in Buddhism she is known as a Buddha rather than a goddess. The practices in each religion would subsequently differ. This would go to show that the Hindu form of Chinnamasta and subsequently the various other forms of the gods and goddesses are not the Hindu forms of the Buddhas. Gods/goddesses are always defined as such and Buddhas are always identified as Buddhas. It is entirely up to you and your spiritual practice if you want to recite the Hindu mantras of these deities. From a Buddhist perspective there is nothing wrong with this, but you will not reach the goal that Buddhists aim for, which is enlightenment, because the functions of the mantra differ.

    Shiva is indeed a god and not a Buddha. As mentioned, when Chinnamasta was integrated into, as a goddess and not a Buddha, she became the consort of Shiva within Hinduism. Therefore in Hinduism, both Chinnamasta and her consort are not enlightened beings, but are the from the highest realm of the gods.

    In regards to the Vajrayogini mantra, since her practice belongs to the Highest Yoga Tantra class of deities, her mantra is not shared with those who have not received the empowerment for many reasons. Therefore I cannot comment on what Vajrayogini’s mantra is.

    The best practices for those in middle school and high school, would be Manjushri, Saraswati and Dorje Shugden. These practice are extremely beneficial for students, the first two are specifically aimed at increasing wisdom and doing well in study, when Dorje Shugden’s practice is for the removal of obstacles, which important for students, especially during exam time,etc. You can find a short prayer to Manjushri here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/gangloma.html and a short prayer to Saraswati here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#16. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Hing

What is the difference between a regular Kapala and a men-rak kapala

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Hing,

    Thank you for your interesting question. Kapala’s are ceremonial skull-cups used to hold offerings during tantric rituals to the various Buddha deities and Dharma protectors. The consecrated liquid inside a kapala is known as the ‘inner offering’. It is consecrated through meditation, transforming it into a special substances used as an offering. Generally speaking the kapala used in ritual is a symbolic support for various visualisations and meditations in the tantric path. Most commonly, only one kapala is used.

    A men-rak kapala is actually a set of two kapalas. In some traditions and lineages the use of a kapala may differ within the same ritual, therefore two are required instead of one. The ‘men kapala’ symbolises nectar and is representative of the male energies and compassion, whereas the ‘rakta kapala’ symbolises blood and is representative of female energies and wisdom. The substances used in each kapala differ, as do the pills that are put into them before consecration. During the ceremony, the inner offering from each will be used at different times for different purposes. If you are sitting at your puja table, the men kapala would be placed on the right side, while the rakta kapala would be placed on your left side. When both the men and rakta kapalas are mentioned in a pair, they are known as a ‘men-rak kapala’ set. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Confused

Dear Pastor,

I am an undergraduate student studying a premed course right now. There are so many schools of medicine that are currently available but the only schools of medicine that I have a passion for do not provide me with the ability to repay the debt I owe my parents because it is not recognized globally and I cannot practice it worldwide legally. I am at a loss at what to do. I would love to study tibetan medicine because I fully believe that it is a field of medicine that combines mind-body and spirit.
Please help guide me.
Thank you.

  1. Reply by pastor

    Hello,

    Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear about your situation, but I am happy to read that you are pursuing a career in medicine. This will help alleviate a lot of people’s suffering if you go all the way with your plans.

    In regards to your situation, I understand that it is a difficult one. If I may, there are two suggestions that I would like to offer you. The first is to complete your premed course, and then find a job, earn enough money to pay back your debt and then continue on to the medical school of your choice. The second, is to see if you can support yourself financially and pay back your debt, while you are at the medical school of your choice. You should contact them and ask them if this is a possibility. These are just some suggestions. You should think about the situation clearly and then start finding various ways that could help the situation.

    While you are doing this you can engage in the practice of a Dharma protector such as Dorje Shugden. Dharma protectors help to alleviate problems we may be facing so that we can pursue virtuous work, such as spiritual transformation or in your case, studying medicine. If done with a very good motivation, and we put effort into our work, then it will have a very beneficial impact in your life. You can find information about the practice here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden.

    As you are studying medicine, you can also pray to Medicine Buddha, who is a very well-known healing Buddha. His energy will support your studies and when you have finished getting your qualifications, will help to ensure that your diagnosis and treatments are successful in healing the patient’s disease: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/medicine-buddha-practice.html. I hope this helps.

Question asked by David

In Shize's 3rd mantra OM BENZA WIKI BITANA CHINTAU KURU YE SOHA , What does the word Chintau refer too?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear David,

    Thank you for your question. The meaning of the word ‘chintau’ may be ‘wish-fulfilling’. That being said I am not 100% sure, as the main Shize mantras used in Kechara are ‘OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SHANTI SIDDHI HUNG’ and ‘OM BENZA WIKI BITANA AYU SIDDHI HUNG’. Therefore I have not studied the meaning of the third variation of the Shize mantra in details to give you an extensive definition. Thank you.

Question asked by Sameer

Dear H.E. Tsem Rimpoche and the Pastor,
My friend's sister is suffering from mental illness Schizophrenia. We did medication but because of some reasons she left the medicine after she felt that she had a bit recovered. Now, the illness again is showing its tantrum. Shouting, accusing, blaming, showing anger are all like repeating again. She refuses to take medicine and we have to give it her without letting her know. My friend and her family live in a rent. This is really creating unhealthy social environment within the family as well as in the neighborhood. Can a prayer of Dorje Shugden help to bring the situation in control? If yes, what should we do? That will be a great relief to us. Wish my faith on Shugden works for her!

Warm Regards

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Sameer,

    I’m sorry to hear that your friend’s sister is suffering from Schizophrenia. The best course of action here would be to try and persuade her back to taking the medications she was prescribed, and make her understand, in a loving way, that even though she thought she had felt ok for a while, it was because the medications were working, however for this recovery to continue, she needs to be taking the medication. You should consult a qualified psychologist, if you have not already done so.

    From a Buddhist perspective, all situations we go through in life is due to karma created either earlier in this life or from countless previous lives. Depending on how powerful this karma is, certain pujas and practices can be beneficial, but only if we put in the effort into improving the situation ourselves.

    You can certainly engage in pujas that can help, but the energies of the enlightened beings need to flow through into our lives, and this is done through our own efforts. Therefore the pujas will definitely work as long as there is active effort in improving her situation and following the advice of qualified medical professionals in her treatment.

    Pujas that you can engage in and dedicate to your friend include Dorje Shugden (to remove obstacles in her treatment, you can sponsor here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/dorje-shugden-wishfulfilling-puja-fund), Medicine Buddha puja (to help the effectiveness of treatment, available to sponsor here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/medicine-buddha-puja-fund), alternatively you can have a Guru Puja performed (to create an immense force of merit for your friend, http://www.vajrasecrets.com/lama-chopa-puja-fund). These are all pujas you can have sponsored for your friend to help the situation.

    Alternative, you yourself can engage in the daily practice of any deity and dedicate the merits from the practice to your friend. The best thing however, would be for your friend to engage in practices herself if she is willing to. This will benefit her spiritually and help to alleviate obstacles she is facing. One such practice she can engage in is Shize (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/shize-a-practice-for-healing-and-long-life.html), who is the peaceful and healing form of Dorje Shugden. The other I can recommend is Medicine Buddha (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/medicine-buddha-practice.html). I hope this helps.

Question asked by Tom

Is sponsorship and money for a an individual monk allowed by the vinaya rules?, because in the past I had a tibetan monk asking demanding, and persisting in me donating to him for his trips. I always thought the 30 nissaggiya pacittiya (confession with forfeiture) rules, specifically rule 18 amd rule 30 disallow this action. I know it's allowed for laypeople to donate to the sangha community, and a monestery as a whole but unsure about individuals. Could you pastors please clarify this for me?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Tom,

    Thank you for your question. A monk within the Buddhist tradition is called a Bhikshu in Sanskrit, this work roughly translates as ‘one who begs’. Therefore their means of physical survival depends on receiving sponsorship from others. While the central scripture of the monastic vows is known as the Pratimoksha Sutra, there are many other scriptures and commentaries in the Vinaya basket of teachings.
    The vows you are referring to, actually state that a monk should not accept money themselves. In the past, monks had lay attendants who took care of their needs, or if they were in the monastery, their needs would be taken care of by the collective sangha. These days, this may not always be possible, therefore monks would need to take care of their own needs. This would necessarily include asking for sponsorship on an individual basis.

    In regards to donating to individual monks, this is actually allowed, as long as the sponsor is willing to do so and the money is spent on something that is positive for the monk, and not something that would contradict his vows.

    Leaving aside the topic of survival through materials needs, such as food, robes, shelter, etc. There are other areas in which a monk may ask for donations towards a specific project. For example, if the monk is helping in the construction of a monastic building, and asks for sponsorship, it is very good to give, because this will benefit people. If the monk requests for sponsorship towards Dharma items, such as printing of scriptures or making of Buddha statues, this is also a beneficial act. If a monk is travelling for Dharma purposes, this is also a good event to sponsor, since people will benefit from it.
    That being said, the monk asking for sponsorship should be extremely humble when asking and should not be demand and persisting. They should follow the Vinaya rules well, to the best of their ability. If they are demanding this for their own personal trip, for non-Dharma purposes or for a reason that directly contradicts the monastic precepts, this is not in accord with the Dharma. If a monk asks or demands specific gifts from a sponsor, or asks for sponsorship which the sponsor originally intended for the sangha community at large, this contradicts the vows you have mentioned. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by ashwajeet Gawai

I m student of engineering I not able to study continuously due to my work (I work in company as executive) I want to complete my engineering is there any obstacles because of that I m not able to study and complete my degree ….. please guide me .

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Ashwajeet Gawai,

    Thank you for your question. Since you are working, this would mean you have less time, therefore cannot finish your studies. In this case from a practical point of view if you lessen the time that you are working then you could spend more time on studying.

    However, I am not aware of your situation, so you may require the money you make working to pay for your studies. In this case you may have two options, the first is to talk to your boss and explain your situation. Your boss may be open to shortening the time that you work so that you can study. You will never know unless you ask, and there is no harm in doing so. You should not be afraid to do this. The second option, if you need the money to complete your studies, is to work and save up your money to pay for your education.

    Any situation in life that we face depends on our karma collected from earlier in this life and also from countless previous lives. Therefore the only way to improve our situation is to engage in actions that purify our negative karma. These include positive actions that benefit others and also engaging in spiritual purification practices such as Vajrasattva’s mantra (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html) recitation or the 35 Confessional Buddhas (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-35-confessional-buddhas.html).

    Since you are studying, you can engage in the practice of Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom. This practice will aid you greatly in helping with studies and increasing your wisdom (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/all-about-manjushri.html).

    If you are facing difficulties and obstacles, you can also engage in the practice of Dorje Shugden. Since you are both working and studying I would suggest the practice of Gyenze, which is the ‘increase’ form of Dorje Shugden (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html). This practice not only increases you wealth, health and merits, but because Dorje Shugden is the emanation of Manjushri, you also have the added benefit of the indirect increase of your wisdom as well.

    Have a read through the various practices, and if you would like to, please start engaging in one of them. It is not necessary for you to engage in all of them, just one. They are all extremely beneficial but you should only concentrate on one particular practice, whichever you find that you have the most affinity to, the one you like the most.

    Any of these practices will help you in your situation, if you develop enough faith in the practice, and the enlightened beings. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Sherab

I have found that in some sources, Mamaki Buddha is the element water and here, Lochana is water. Which one is correct? Also, what sect are the 5 Dhyani Buddhas and their consorts part of?
I read that taking many too many practices is bad. That makes me wonder if taking up Dorje Shugden, Guru Rinpoche, Saraswati, Lochana, and Chenrezig practices all at the same time are a bad idea.
I'm only asking because there aren't any gurus, lamas, nuns, or monks from where I live.

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Sherab,

    Thank you for your questions. I’ve posted about the 5 Dhyani Buddhas, their consorts and associated elements as answers to questions that I believe you have seen. The reasons why there can be discrepancies is due to differences in practices. The 5 Dhyani buddhas as actually very important in Highest Yoga Tantra (HYT) systems, and as the way the teachings or path differs between the HYT systems, there are can also be slight differences in the deities and their associated elements. It depends on the system a person is referencing. In general, the list that I had provided is the standard.

    The 5 Dhyani Buddhas are not associated with an individual sect, but all of them. They exist in all Tibetan Buddhist traditions, especially in the practice of tantra. As tantric practice is kept private, that might be a reason why you may not have come across them before, apart from Amitabha whose practice is well known.

    In regards to concentrating on one particular practice, this is advisable. There is an old saying from Tibet, that Tibetans practice so many deities but do not achieve the realisations of any, whereas in ancient India, they concentrated on one deity practice and they achieved the realisations of all the deities. If we concentrate on one particular deity strongly, we create a very strong connection with them, that allows their enlightened energy to flow into our lives. There is nothing wrong with praying to all these Buddhas, but you should focus on one strongly. Similtaneously, you can engage in the practice of a Dharma protector, such as a Dorje Shugden. This is because a Dharma protector has the special benefit of ensuring you have the necessary material and spiritual resources to concentrate on you main practice, thereby increasing the enlightened energy and benefits in your life. I hope this helps. Please do ask more if you need clarification.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Harold Musetescu

Hello Pastor

What can you tell us about the practice of the Dharmapala "Methar", who is found in the retinue of Kache Marpo.

Question asked by Anonymous 1

Hi pastors,

I have a problem… I love someone and right now the feeling is gone.. But In my head i know i still love her.. Is there any sort of mantras i can do to get that feeling back?

TQ

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Anonymous 1,
    There is no mantra that will bring samsaric love. However, there are a lot of mantras than can help you to generate loving kindness towards all beings and that includes the person you said you love such as Chenrezig’s mantra – Om Mani Padme Hum, Migtsema and so forth. However, I think that the root of the problem lies not in a mantra but in the actual reason why you fell out of love.

    It could be because you realize something of her past or her character that you didn’t like or that you had grown tired of her company? Whatever is the reason, it does not really matter. It will be more important to examine your reasons for loving her and see if things can be made to work out. I hope this helps you.

Question asked by Bazir

Are ascended masters real?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Bazir,

    Thank you for your question. Within Buddhism there is a strong belief in varying levels of spiritual achievement, ranging all the way to complete enlightenment, which is outside of samsaric or cyclic existence. There are many such ways of categorising such spiritual progress, one of these is the ten-level system of the Bodhisattva. Beings on these levels necessarily help and assist beings in their own spiritual journeys. This mirrors the belief that ascended masters also help people in their spiritual journeys.

    Since these systems of differing spiritual levels exist within Buddhism, beings such as the ascended masters may very well exist. However, it is difficult to tell with any degree of certainty for two reasons. The first is that the theory of ascended masters is based on the western Theosophy teachings. How the ascended masters are described in these teachings do not have a direct counterpart from a Buddhist perspective, as they are based on two very different perspectives of reality, existence and divinity. Secondly, in Buddhism it is believed that only beings of the same level can judge the spiritual attainments of another being of the same level or lower. Unfortunately, I am not highly attained, therefore I cannot judge another being even slightly more spiritually attained than myself. However, you can judge the actions of the ascended masters, if they are beneficial, harmful or neutral. If they are beneficial, than that is ok, but if neutral or bad we should try not to associate with them, as such beings can drag us down in our spiritual journey.

    On another note, here is a list of 84 Mahasiddhas, who represent all those beings who attained a direct realisation of the Buddha’s teachings. You may find their stories interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/vajradhara-and-84-mahasiddhas.html.

    I hope this helps.

Question asked by Lhamo

Whenever I'm chanting or meditating, I often have this goosebumps feeling as though something is rising out of me and there is a presence. Is this normal?
I found a website on Vajrakilaya, and his mantras. Are these correct? Here's the link:

The Tibetan Bon Terma of the Phurba/Demon Dagger and Grimoire of Vajra-Kila – from the Archives of ZAXON Publishing

When visualizing our consciousness rising out of our body, do we have to visualize Amitayus or can we visualize other Buddhas like Guru Rinpoche?
When there is a mantra to reveal past, present, and future, is it to be recited while scrying or through dreams?
I've noticed that certain Hindu deities like Varuna, Saraswati, Yama, and Kubera ended up becoming Buddhas like Varuna as one of the 35 confessional Buddhas, Saraswati as the consort of Manjushri, Kubera as Yellow Dzambhala and Vaishravana, Lakshmi as Vasudhare, Brahma as Tshangs Dkarpo, Shiva as one of the 75 Mahakalas, Vishnu as Hayagriva, Ganesha as Ganapti, Yama as one of the 8 main dharmapalas, wrathful Hindu Tara to peaceful Tara, and so on. Does this mean that nearly all the deities like Dhumavati, Kali, Brahma, Vishnu, and so on are Buddhas? Is Siddhartha Gautama(aka. Shakyamuni Buddha) an incarnation of Vishnu?
Is Kali really the mother of the universe? According to this video, it debunks Abrahamic religions and claims that Kali is the mother:

Is Vajrayogini the goddess Chinnamasta? In one of the articles here, it showed Vajrayogini to be an identical figure to the Hindu goddess Chinnamasta.
Why would a person sacrifice their own flesh to deities and demons in Chod practice?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Lhamo,
    You have a lot of questions and it will be answered one-by-one.

    Whenever I’m chanting or meditating, I often have this goosebumps feeling as though something is rising out of me and there is a presence. Is this normal?
    – When we engage in our chanting and meditations, ethereal beings like spirits would sometimes be attracted to the energy and this is normal as they are everywhere. As long as we hold our vows and commitments as Buddhist, the spirits would not be able to harm us. In fact, we can even bless them by the recitation of our mantras especially if we generate compassion for them. Just getting goosebumps does not necessarily mean there is presence but there is a high chance it might be one. Whatever it is, it is not necessary to focus on this

    I found a website on Vajrakilaya, and his mantras. Are these correct?
    – We belong to the Gelug tradition and we are unfamiliar with the mantras and practices of the Nyingma tradition. You could write in to the site to ask for the source of their prayers and mantras. If it is from a lama or tulku that is reputable in the Nyingma lineage, then it should be alright.

    When visualizing our consciousness rising out of our body, do we have to visualize Amitayus or can we visualize other Buddhas like Guru Rinpoche?
    – It is not clear what practice or meditation you are referring to with this question. Generally, visualizing the yidam and our lama as one is one of the most effective method to tap into the blessings of the yidam.

    When there is a mantra to reveal past, present, and future, is it to be recited while scrying or through dreams?
    – If you are talking about developing clairvoyance, Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche who is one of Tsem Rinpoche’s teachers said that one can develop it with any forms of Manjushri. That means we have to engage in its retreat of 100,000 at the very least and it would be preferable to receive the initiation prior to engaging in deep retreats of the yidam.

    Does this mean that nearly all the deities like Dhumavati, Kali, Brahma, Vishnu, and so on are Buddhas? Is Siddhartha Gautama(aka. Shakyamuni Buddha) an incarnation of Vishnu? – No, the yidams are enlightened beings that take on the form that is similar to worldly deities but their nature is vastly different. If we rely on enlightened beings, they can lead us directly and indirectly to enlightenment while worldly beings can benefit us but they are unable to bring us to enlightenment because they are not enlightened themselves.

    As for the Buddha Shakyamuni, Buddhists do not believed him to be an incarnation of a God. He is merely a man who have discovered the truth and became the awakened one. In fact, the Buddha was asked if he was a god and he said no. He is merely awakened.

    Is Kali really the mother of the universe? According to this video, it debunks Abrahamic religions and claims that Kali is the mother – In Buddhism, we do not believe in a creator being who created the universe. We believe it is our karma the result of our previous actions that creating our current existence and experience.

    Is Vajrayogini the goddess Chinnamasta? In one of the articles here, it showed Vajrayogini to be an identical figure to the Hindu goddess Chinnamasta.
    – Yes, one form of Vajrayogini is the headless Vajrayogini or Chinnamasta. Somehow, her form was incorporated into the Hindu pantheon just like how Buddha Shakyamuni was incorporated into the Hindu pantheon as well.

    Why would a person sacrifice their own flesh to deities and demons in Chod practice?
    – This is tantric visualization and it is purely symbolic in nature. We sacrifice our body because it symbolize our greatest attachment and self-grasping, which is the self-cherishing ‘I’ and it is the source of all our delusions and sufferings. Chod practice directly counters this deep seated self-cherishing ‘I’ by offering our body up as an offering to nourish deities and demons. This offering is done by visualization to purify karma and accumulate tremendous amounts of merits. There is more to this and you need to receive the initiation and read the commentary to know the full meaning but what is explained here is just the general meaning. Hope these answers helped you. Thank you.

Question asked by THorim

Dear pastors(sorry for my english), I want to know what to do when compassion/loving kindness to not "arise" when I medidate on it? Even if I try a lot of techniques like Tonglen, Shenrezig Sadhana most of the time it do not "arise"(like 95% of the time) even if I set a strong motivation and I medidate on it just as the same as when it is "working".

Thanks!

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Thorim,

    Thank you for your question, it is good to see you again here. You are very keen on developing compassion which is very beneficial and will take you a long way on your spiritual journey.

    In the Lam Rim, or graduated stages of the path to enlightenment, teachings there are listed many ways to develop compassion. When we engage on meditations such as Tonglen or the sadhana of Chenresig, we may find that we do not feel like we are generating compassion. In this case, what we can do is employ the meditations as listed in the Lam Rim to supplement these, which will definitely see compassion arise in your mind if engaged in properly.

    In the text entitled Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, Pabongka Rinpoche explains the path to enlightenment step by step. In fact this text is an experiential handbook that leads to enlightenment. It is important to note, that these instructions are to be practiced in sequence. Therefore if you have not already been practising or meditating on the earlier instructions, then the development of compassion will not come easily. Therefore one should start from the beginning of the path to enlightenment, or continually reinforce the earlier points in order to build a strong understanding and practice the higher aspects of the path.

    In the chapters entitled Day 16 and Day 17, two particular meditation methods are listed to aid in the development of compassion. These are (1) developing compassion through the cause-and-effect instruction and (2) the seven-point mind training. These two methods heighten the development of compassion because one is able to meditate and contemplate on compassion on deeper levels. I’ll highlight some of the points of these two methods below.

    Developing compassion through the cause-and-effect instruction.
    This was the meditation that masters such as Archarya Chandakirti, Chandragomin, Shantarakshita used to develop compassion. In this system there are eight sections to this, which are followed in sequence in order to develop compassion:

    1. Immeasurable equanimity
    2. Understanding all sentient beings to be your mother
    3. Remembering their kindness
    4. Repaying their kindness
    5. Love through the force of attraction
    6. Compassion
    7. Altruism
    8. Bodichitta.

    The seven point mind-training
    This is another powerful meditation technique and was the system used by the great Shantideva. If follows a system of seven instructions:

    1. Preliminaries on which the instructions depend
    2. Training the mind on Bodhicitta
    3. Converting unfortunate circumstances into a path to enlightenment
    4. A practice to be applied for the whole of our lives
    5. The criteria of having trained the mind
    6. Commitments of mind-training practice
    7. Advice for the mind-training practice

    Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand explains both these methods in detail and even describes a method to merge both teachings together so they are more effective. You should read more about these techniques as they are definitely needed in combination to what you have been doing already for compassion to arise. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Tom

Dear pastors, where does the mind abide when one is sleeping and how does this affect the winds

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Tom,

    Thank you for asking such an interesting question. As you may know, the mind ‘rides’ on the various ‘winds’ or psychic energies within our bodies. During waking states these winds circulate throughout our bodies but are most active near our sense organs, and form what is known as the various sense awarenesses. Therefore, rather than where the mind abides during sleep, it is more the question with what sort of mind that sleeping is, because our mind pervades our whole being, apart from at the time of death, which it gathers at the heart chakra before leaving the body.

    On a deeper level sleep is actually the physical and subtle manifestation of our delusion called dullness and it imprints. This delusion and imprints serves the function of drawing the multiple sense awareness inwards, allowing the body time to rest and harmonises the elements within the body. This leads to a rejuvenated existence and prolongs our lives.

    Sleep is a subtle mind, and as such when it becomes manifest daily in our lives, the gross (waking) minds become non-manifest. It is because of this that the various sense awareness become non-manifest as well.

    For normal practitioners, attachment to sleep can lead to laziness, but for a practitioner of tantra and sleep yoga, they can use this time sleep to meditate and gain high spiritual attainments. In fact within tantric practice, sleep, dreaming and the waking states relate to the process of death, bardo or intermediate state and rebirth. Sleep similar to death, dreaming is similar to the bardo and waking states are similar to rebirth. These three states are therefore used by a tantric practitioner to understand the process of existence within samsara and overcome it. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Demian

Which mantra of the 5 principal forms of Dojre Shugden is:
Om Benza Wiki Bitana Shatroo Maraya Pet?
And for the mantra of Wangze, is it:
Om Benza Wiki Bitana Washam Kuru Ho
or
Om Benza Wiki Bitana Wangsha Guru Om?
For the mandala of Dorje Shugden, where would Tsiu Marpo, Methar, Setrap, the routines of the 5 principal forms of Dorje Shugden(not counting the 9 dakinis, 8 guiding monks, and 10 wrathful youth. Like where would Wangze's entourage go), Bamo Sum sisters, and the routines of Setrap and Tsiu Marpo go?
Which elements are the 5 Dhayani consorts associated with or are they associated with the same as their husbands?
Who is answering this question today?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Demian,

    Thank you for your questions. I have answered your questions below:

    The mantra of: OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SHATROO MARAYA PHET is a general mantra of Dorje Shugden. It is mantra for destroying enemies. ‘Enemies’ here is not actually referring to an outer being but rather our inner enemies, which is our karma/delusions and also the negative circumstances they cause.

    As for the mantra of Wangze, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has taught that the mantra is recited OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WANGSHA GURU OM. You can find this in the Wangze blogpost here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-wangze-for-power-and-influence.html.

    In regards to the mandala of Dorje Shugden, Setrap is above Dorje Shugden and the other deities. He is together with his entire entourage, and above Setrap is Buddha Amitabha. As for the entourage of the primary emanations, their entourage surrounds them. Kache Marpo and Namkha Barzin, are just outside of the main mandala. Kache Marpo would have the Methar and Shangmo Dorje Putri (one of the Bamo Sum) as part of his entourage that surrounds him. You can see a short video about the Mandala here:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-teaching-videos.html#teach07 (note it does not talk about Methar and Shangmo Dorje Putri, who in Kache Marpo’s entourage).

    The elements associated with the consorts of the 5 Dhyani Buddhas conforms to the Dhyani Buddhas themselves. See below:

    Buddha Vairocana – Consort Dharmadhatvishvari – Space element.
    Buddha Akshobya – Consort Lochana – Water element.
    Buddha Amitabha – Consort Pandara – Fire element
    Buddha Ratnasambhava – Consort Mamaki – Earth element.
    Buddha Amoghasiddhi – Consort Tara – Air element.

    Today the Ask the Pastors section is being answered by Pastor Niral Patel.

    I hope this helps. Thank you.

Question asked by VV

Thank you Pastor for your reply regarding prophecies.

May I check with you if this makes sense?

There are two kinds of prophecies:

Prophecies which are high probability forecasts made by enlightened beings who see all cause and effect (have clairvoyance).

Prophecies regarding the appearances of enlightened beings who are beyond karma and are hence also beyond cause and effect.

Thank you.

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear VV,

    It’s our pleasure to share what knowledge we have. Once again your questions are very interesting. You are correct, but there are some very subtle points that I have attempted to clarify below.

    1. Prophecies which are high probability forecasts made by enlightened beings who see all cause and effect (have clairvoyance).

    Yes, this is the case, however it is more than high probability. Rather it is what will actually happen if a person’s karma is not changed. The prophecies, through the enlightened masters’ clairvoyance, is based on the current karma of either the person, group or time. Therefore it will definitely happen unless this karma is purified or the power of merits a person generates can overpower that karma until it is purified.

    2. Prophecies regarding the appearances of enlightened beings who are beyond karma and are hence also beyond cause and effect.

    Taking the example of the prophecies surrounding the 1,000 ‘wheel-turning’ Buddhas of this aeon, these Buddhas will definitely appear. However it is more subtle that what you have described. The reason why there is a list of 1,000 Buddhas is due to the collective karma of sentient beings who will inhabit the earth. This karma only allows 1,000 ‘wheel-turning’ Buddhas to appear in this aeon. The Buddhas themselves are not powerless to manifest, however it is the karma and merits of sentient beings of this aeon that limits the number to 1,000. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Question asked by Dongho

How come a statue or picture of Tara is already holy without needing blessings while other Buddhas like Lama Tsongkhapa, Guru Rinpoche, and Shakyamuni need their depictions blessed? Isn't Tara equal to the many Buddhas?
For mandalas, is cow dung really necessary to be used for construction like how it says in the Golden Light Sutra in the chapter to Saraswati? Why is cow dung used and is there any substitution for this?
Which pastor is answering these questions? Just wondering.
Is singing mantras and sutras like how singers like Imee Ooi count as sinful?
Was Avalokitesvara there before existence as well? That's what it seems like in the Heart Sutra. And if karma is endless, how are all beings from the beginning chosen to certain bodies? That would mean even the Buddhas are to be reborn into a random form with all the karma forming again. Is karma a spirit? That would mean Avalokitesvara has been in all the existing universes before as well. By nothingness, does that mean to meditate on darkness with no sound, taste, feeling, and so on?
According to visiblemantra.org, it says that the consort of the Buddha Vairocana is the Buddha Akasadhatvisvari. But here, I found it saying White Tara. Are those two the same being?
What is the view of the end of the world thing in Buddhism?

  1. Reply by pastor

    Dear Dongho,

    Thank you for your interesting questions.

    In regards to Tara images not needing blessings, this is because her form and her practice are extremely potent. Buddhas, since they are all completely enlightened beings, are equal to each other. The fact that Tara images are already blessed was explained by Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, who was a very strong practitioner of Tara. The Buddhas are always present when we invoke them or create their images, but our karma can block them from abiding strongly within an image. In fact it is said that un-consecrated statues can house spirits instead. Therefore it is advisable to ensure this does not happen and is done so through the act of consecration. One of the reasons why Tara images are already blessed is that her practice is so potent and beneficial in our day and age (due to our collective karma) that she abides in them since they are created. Tara has played a very important role in the development of Buddhism over the centuries. There are many Tara statues that are known to speak and bestow tremendous help and blessings. In fact there are many enlightened masters of the past who have had visions of Tara or who Tara would speak to. These include the great Lama Atisha of India who was the forefather of the Kadampa lineage, which eventually became the Gelugpa lineage, and Takpu Gargyi Wangchuk who travelled to Potala pure land, met Tara herself and brought back the Cittamani Tara cycle of Highest Yoga Tantra teachings.

    In relation to cow dung, in the case you have mentioned from the Golden Light Sutra’s chapter on Saraswati, the mandala is drawn from cow dung. Cow products have had a very long history of ritual use in India. I am sure you know that Buddhism originated in the Indian subcontinent. There are certain substances that come from cows that are considered ritually ‘clean’ substances, and one of these is cow dung. As Buddhism had to take on cultural aspects, this is how the Dharma was manifested by the enlightened beings. In order to make the Dharma acceptable in India, the Buddhas manifested techniques that were suitable to the people of that time. As for if there is a substitute, you would have to consult a guru who has the lineage of Sarawati practice according to the Golden Light Sutra.

    This section of tsemrinpoche.com is answered by a group of Pastors, today it is Pastor Niral Patel that is answering.

    As for singing mantras and prayers, like Imee Ooi does, this is not sinful. The reason why singing itself is generally considered negative is because it does not fulfil any virtuous purpose. In fact certain types of songs, such as love songs, can actually be negative as it can increase a person’s attachment. The singing of mantras and prayers however is something that is virtuous, as it spreads the vibrations of the mantra in the area that it is heard. In fact when mantras and prayers are chanted in the monasteries, they adhere to certain melodies and tunes that they chant in. The singing of mantras and prayers therefore is a virtuous activity.

    As for Avalokitesvara, since he is the manifestation of the compassion of all the Buddhas he has always existed, it is simply that he manifested in the forms known today within this particular aeon. In regards to the bodies we take, this is due to karma from previous lives. Those lives in turn were dependent on karma from previous lives, and so it goes on and on. That is why there is the term ‘countless lives’ in Buddhism.

    Buddhas are not bound again to karma as they transcend existence completely. I think here you are referring to the period in which the universe forms again, this is still within existence. The state of enlightenment is completely removed from this cycle of existence, destruction, empty space, existence, destruction, etc. Anything within this cycle is necessarily bound to karma. But the state of nirvana is not in this cycle. The ‘ultimate form’ of the Buddhas is called the Dharmakaya, and in fact has no form because it exists outside of samsaric existence. ‘Forms’ only exist within samsara.

    Nothingness or emptiness is not meditating in the dark or thinking that nothing exists. It is to do with our perception or wrong view about the nature of reality. No sound, no taste, no feeling extra does not mean that they do not exist, but they do not exist in the manner we think they do or relate to them. Within Buddhism there is what is known as the ‘two truths’, meaning that on a conventional/ordinary level things exists, but on an ultimately level they do not exist the way we are conditioned to think about them. You should find a good commentary on the Heart Sutra to understand this better. The teachings on emptiness are one of the highest within Buddhism, and therefore one of the most difficult to comprehend. The scriptures and commentaries can give you a very firm intellectual understanding of emptiness, but this is useless if it is not ‘realised’. This means that your whole mode of thinking and interacting shifts from the self-centred ‘I’ to the enlightened state of mind. This can only be accomplished through practice, therefore it is more beneficial on the spiritual path to have a guru who can show you the path.

    Having said that, there are meditation techniques that involve long periods of time confined within a room that has not light. In fact some practitioners also engage in what are known as ‘dark retreats’ where a practitioner practices in the dark in order to withdraw attachment and engagement in the world from the senses, especially the sense of sight.

    In regards to the consorts of the Dhyani Buddhas and their consorts, I had posted the list in a previous answer to another person. Here is the list again:

    Buddha Vairocana – Consort Dharmadhatvishvari
    Buddha Akshobya – Consort Lochana
    Buddha Amitabha – Consort Pandara
    Buddha Ratnasambhava – Consort Mamaki
    Buddha Amoghasiddhi – Consort Tara.

    As for Buddha Vairocana’s consort, she is known as either Dharmadhatvishvari, Akasadhatesvari, or White Tara depending on which tradition or lineage of practice you are following. They are all names for the same being. In the case of Buddha Amitabha’s consort as well she is either known as Pandara or Pandaravasini.

    In regards to the end of time, this exists in Buddhism. However unlike other religions, this happens again and again and again as part of the creation and destruction of various universes within samsaric existence. As for the complete end of all creation/destruction cycles, this will only occur when all sentient beings are enlightened. This will mean no more karma, which will mean that it will not manifest in samsaric existence. I hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Please support us so that we can continue to bring you more Dharma:

If you are in the United States, please note that your offerings and contributions are tax deductible. ~ the tsemrinpoche.com blog team

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 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.

Blog Chat

BLOG CHAT

Dear blog friends,

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

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

Tsem Rinpoche


SCHEDULED CHAT SESSIONS / 中文聊天室时间表

THURSDAY
10 - 11PM (GMT +8)
5 - 6AM (PST)
星期五
9 - 10PM (GMT +8)
4 - 5AM (PST)
(除了每个月的第一个星期五)
SATURDAY
11AM - 12PM (GMT +8)
FRIDAY 7 - 8PM (PST)
SUNDAY
9:30 - 10PM (GMT +8)
4:30 - 5AM (PST)

UPCOMING TOPICS FOR APRIL / 四月份讨论主题

Please come and join in the chat for a fun time and support. See you all there.


Blog Chat Etiquette

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

EXPAND
Be friendly

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

Be Patient

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

Be Relevant

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

Be polite

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

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

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

KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES

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

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

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

Noticeboard

Name: Email:
For:  
Mail will not be published
  • nut4all
    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 07:03 AM
    and stopped animal sacrifice at these temples. http://www.drukpa.com/about-us/our-yogis/the-three-divine-madmen 99%ppl focus on jab jum DrukpaKunley…
    [no sender]
  • nut4HE25TRinp!o
    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 01:54 AM
    @tsemtulku
    My favorite Mahasiddha is Naropa….Let explain few !from4incarnation DRUKPAone MADe split!forTWO!!DRUKPA(HEMIS-ladakh)&SHABDRUNG(relung monastery Tibet site) .later SHABDRUNG split for3 body speach MIND! ( i m not certain order) SHABDRUNGS ARE!!! NamkhaiN0rbu RINPOCHE YES!! HH SHABDRUNG controversial in BHUTAN home jail!by urgyen trinley can!idDAYE&TaklungShabrung .. Recently with Dalai our monk seen !
    [no sender]
  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 12:16 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and I was touched by this story very much. I personally think that this faithful dog must has very close karmic connection with its owner and it know that the owner is died. Furthermore, animals are very sensitive to our energies and mind states. So, if we are loving kindness and compassion, they can feel our love and care.

    As such, we must treat the animals like humans too. Not to harm them because humans can be reborn as animals and animals can be reborn as humans. We have to accept that humans and animals are interconnected and just like a family.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 11:49 PM
    Spiritual practice is definitely much more than doing good for others. When we practice “spirituality” without religion and from our own understanding, how sure are we that we are on the right track? When we practice spiritual with the guide of religion, we will certain progress and much easily to attain higher levels. Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/can-we-just-be-spiritual-but-not-religious.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 10:56 PM
    When we truly love and care for another being like a family, whether this other being is a dog or cat, a child or a stranger, it will break our heart when it is gone. Many people may not be capable of this emotion towards a pet but as we evolved, we will realize we are capable to develop such feelings for animals. It is common in the west to have pets cemetery because of this reason. Thank you for this article, Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/why-losing-a-dog-can-be-harder-than-losing-a-relative-or-friend.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 03:09 PM
    Interesting info and article about werewolves. I never knew about its origins and the various wolves existence until I read this. I have thus far know about werewolves only from the movies and the famous twilight show. But one thing I noticed from the articles is the gruesome manner in killing the person (or suspected werewolves). Some were cursed to be a werewolves. There just so much anger, violence and killing in the whole process, which probably the reason why werewolves are known to kill and hurt human and other animals.

    Anyway, whether we believe the existence of werewolf is true or not, I believe that there are other forms of beings in world. And we should not handle or deal with other beings with violence and anger.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html#comment-744320
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 03:38 PM
    Trolls are assiociates as beings of Scandinavian folklore.A large number of different mythological creatures continue to live on in Scandinavian folklore.They have different shapes,habitat and filthy features . There are also numerous tales of trolls told and retold.Trolls are also believed to have the magigal powers, which were folktales ,posses capabilities that are beyond human .What ever it was a remnant of a long-lost reality for sure. I do believe that there’s a very high chance trolls had existed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,i do enjoyed all the stories in these article even though it just folk tales.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-hidden-nature-of-trolls.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · »

Messages from Rinpoche

Scroll down within the box to view more messages from Rinpoche. Click on the images to enlarge. Click on 'older messages' to view archived messages. Use 'prev' and 'next' links to navigate between pages

Use this URL to link to this section directly: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/#messages-from-rinpoche

CREDITS

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

I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

Tsem Rinpoche

What Am I Writing Now

Facebook Fans Youtube Views Blog Views
Animal Care Fund
  Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch

The Unknown

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

Photos On The Go

Click on the images to view the bigger version. And scroll down and click on "View All Photos" to view more images.
Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
2 weeks ago
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
3 weeks ago
: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
3 weeks ago
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
3 weeks ago
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
3 weeks ago
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
3 weeks ago
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
3 weeks ago
Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
3 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
4 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
4 weeks ago
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
4 weeks ago
(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
4 weeks ago
It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
1 month ago
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
1 month ago
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
1 month ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
1 month ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 month ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
2 months ago
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
2 months ago
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
2 months ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
2 months ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
3 months ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
3 months ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
3 months ago
This is a good one to read
Click on "View All Photos" above to view more images

Videos On The Go

Please click on the images to watch video
  • Heartbreaking, must watch
    2 weeks ago
    Heartbreaking, must watch
  • Mongolian pop group singing hauntingly in Mongolian
    3 weeks ago
    Mongolian pop group singing hauntingly in Mongolian
  • Nice treats for your dogs
    3 weeks ago
    Nice treats for your dogs
  • Mumu did his best to recover. He never cried but was valiant to accept treatments by the vet.
    3 weeks ago
    Mumu did his best to recover. He never cried but was valiant to accept treatments by the vet.
  • 98 year-old Ben Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials. Powerful advice.
    3 weeks ago
    98 year-old Ben Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials. Powerful advice.
  • Decide for yourself what's beautiful.
    3 weeks ago
    Decide for yourself what's beautiful.
  • Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings.
    3 weeks ago
    Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings.
  • If you say,
    3 weeks ago
    If you say, "You wanna go bye bye" to Mumu, he will be excited. He loves to go for rides.
  • Snake begs for water.
    3 weeks ago
    Snake begs for water.
  • Tsem Rinpoche's beautiful Vajra Yogini shrine which is a portal to Kechara.
    3 weeks ago
    Tsem Rinpoche's beautiful Vajra Yogini shrine which is a portal to Kechara.
  • This is a great way to grow food with minimal space and water.
    4 weeks ago
    This is a great way to grow food with minimal space and water.
  • This penguin swims 5,000 miles every year to visit the man who saved his life.
    4 weeks ago
    This penguin swims 5,000 miles every year to visit the man who saved his life.
  • Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on guru devotion and Dorje Shugden
    4 weeks ago
    Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on guru devotion and Dorje Shugden
    His Eminence Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche the mahasiddha speaks clearly about guru devotion and Dorje Shugden
  • Beautiful turtle returning to the sea to be free and happy. Amazing sight.
    4 weeks ago
    Beautiful turtle returning to the sea to be free and happy. Amazing sight.
  • Japan's greatest modern day artist, Yayoi Kusama
    1 month ago
    Japan's greatest modern day artist, Yayoi Kusama

ASK A PASTOR


Ask the Pastors

A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

Just post your name and your question below and one of our pastors will provide you with an answer.

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

  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
View All Questions

CHAT PICTURES

Total of 10 members and friends participated in Kalarupa Puja in Kechara Ipoh chapel on Saturday evening. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 hours ago
Total of 10 members and friends participated in Kalarupa Puja in Kechara Ipoh chapel on Saturday evening. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Pastor Gim Lee was explaining the offerings on the altar prior to the start of Kalarupa Puja in Kechara Ipoh chapel. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 hours ago
Pastor Gim Lee was explaining the offerings on the altar prior to the start of Kalarupa Puja in Kechara Ipoh chapel. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
The Magic Show was the most attractive performance in Lantern Charity Bazaar. Alice Tay, KSDS
11 hours ago
The Magic Show was the most attractive performance in Lantern Charity Bazaar. Alice Tay, KSDS
Everyone has an opportunity to present their work discussion in Woah Camp. Alice Tay, KSDS
11 hours ago
Everyone has an opportunity to present their work discussion in Woah Camp. Alice Tay, KSDS
Wonderful dharma teachings by Pastor Adeline during Woah Camp held at KFR. Alice Tay, KSDS
11 hours ago
Wonderful dharma teachings by Pastor Adeline during Woah Camp held at KFR. Alice Tay, KSDS
Toy is one of the teaching materials which attract the students' attention. Alice Tay, KSDS
11 hours ago
Toy is one of the teaching materials which attract the students' attention. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS students age 5-6 doing prostrations to Lama Tsongkhapa. Alice Tay, KSDS
11 hours ago
KSDS students age 5-6 doing prostrations to Lama Tsongkhapa. Alice Tay, KSDS
Tormas made by Kechara Puja Team at Kechara Forest Retreat as offering during puja. Lucy Yap
13 hours ago
Tormas made by Kechara Puja Team at Kechara Forest Retreat as offering during puja. Lucy Yap
Lovely so watch children doing group work & discuss among themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Lovely so watch children doing group work & discuss among themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice guiding students of class 5-6 yrs old to do breathing meditation. Good way to calm our mind. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teacher Alice guiding students of class 5-6 yrs old to do breathing meditation. Good way to calm our mind. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Mien always encourage students to participate in class. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Teacher Mien always encourage students to participate in class. Lin Mun KSDS
Appreciate all the great photographers who spend their time on Sunday dharma class to help us capture the nice moment. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Appreciate all the great photographers who spend their time on Sunday dharma class to help us capture the nice moment. Lin Mun KSDS
Group activities during dharma class. The older students lead the younger ones. Good exercise to train their public speaking skills . Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Group activities during dharma class. The older students lead the younger ones. Good exercise to train their public speaking skills . Lin Mun KSDS
Looking Vegetarian Food?? Visit us at Kechara Oasis #travel #holiday #marriage #family ~ Guat Hee
2 days ago
Looking Vegetarian Food?? Visit us at Kechara Oasis #travel #holiday #marriage #family ~ Guat Hee
We are at the 15th KL-PJ WEDDING FAIR from 28-30 April 2017, Mid Valley Exhibition Center. Come visit our booth for exciting promotions on vegetarian wedding banquets and registration of marriage services! ~ kecharaoasis.com ~ Guat Hee
2 days ago
We are at the 15th KL-PJ WEDDING FAIR from 28-30 April 2017, Mid Valley Exhibition Center. Come visit our booth for exciting promotions on vegetarian wedding banquets and registration of marriage services! ~ kecharaoasis.com ~ Guat Hee
Pastor Gim Lee assisted by Kechara Puja Team, conducted a Dorje Shugden puja and blessings at a premise. Lucy Yap
3 days ago
Pastor Gim Lee assisted by Kechara Puja Team, conducted a Dorje Shugden puja and blessings at a premise. Lucy Yap
Art expression using chalks and papers is an avenue for young children to cultivate positive perspective of life and connect with their artistic or creative side. Stella, KSDS
5 days ago
Art expression using chalks and papers is an avenue for young children to cultivate positive perspective of life and connect with their artistic or creative side. Stella, KSDS
Children as long as 2 years old are ready to learn up skills and attitude that will help them shape their life. When else will be best to instil them with good Dharma values if not since young? Stella, KSDS
5 days ago
Children as long as 2 years old are ready to learn up skills and attitude that will help them shape their life. When else will be best to instil them with good Dharma values if not since young? Stella, KSDS
Senior students of the children class of Kechara Sunday Dharma School had their class in the ghompa every Sunday. Stella, KSDS
5 days ago
Senior students of the children class of Kechara Sunday Dharma School had their class in the ghompa every Sunday. Stella, KSDS
Besides young Karlson and Ern Ern, there are new faces in Kechara Sunday Dharma School 2-4 years old. Stella, KSDS
5 days ago
Besides young Karlson and Ern Ern, there are new faces in Kechara Sunday Dharma School 2-4 years old. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students 5-6 years old making prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa at the beginning of the class every Sunday. Stella,KSDS
5 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students 5-6 years old making prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa at the beginning of the class every Sunday. Stella,KSDS
@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap!  PHNee
6 days ago
@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap! PHNee
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
6 days ago
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
6 days ago
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
6 days ago
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
The Promise
  These books will change your life
  Tsem Rinpoche's Long Life Prayer by H.H. Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche
  Support Blog Team
Lamps For Life
  Robe Offerings
  Vajrayogini Stupa Fund
  White Tara Mantra Bank Project
  Rinpoche's Medical Fund
  Dana Offerings
  Soup Kitchen Project
 
Zong Rinpoche

Archives

YOUR FEEDBACK

Page Views By Country
United States 2,149,986
Malaysia 2,897,130
Singapore 561,299
United Kingdom 417,998
India 342,732
Canada 380,433
Australia 338,614
Nepal 246,446
Philippines 183,182
Bhutan 124,916
Portugal 102,615
Indonesia 130,528
Germany 112,934
Mongolia 75,440
Thailand 87,302
France 84,469
Brazil 74,744
Italy 74,752
Spain 73,715
Netherlands 70,276
New Zealand 52,801
Hong Kong 52,631
Taiwan 49,463
Mexico 37,918
Romania 43,637
United Arab Emirates 34,826
South Africa 34,086
Switzerland 46,225
Ireland 32,232
Japan 31,953
Vietnam 29,087
Russia 34,275
Sweden 31,281
Saudi Arabia 20,998
Sri Lanka 21,529
Turkey 23,589
Greece 24,590
Poland 25,671
Belgium 23,854
Total Pageviews: 9,755,874

Login

Dorje Shugden
Click to watch my talk about Dorje Shugden....