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

We will be having a Kechara Chat Time this Wednesday August 6th 10-11pm (GMT+8) with the title The Importance of Meditating on Death. Please come and join in the chat for a fun time and support. Thanks all 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.

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 care@kechara.com and state the date and time of the respective conversation.

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


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In light of this, comments which are provocative, malicious and/or with the intent to create schism will be deleted without further explanations. However, if you sincerely feel that you have concerns and wish to have clarification please do write in to the Admin directly and we will reply to your concerns.

Individuals who write in anonymously or with pseudonyms under the pretense of others’ interest are advised to please reveal true identity so that if your concerns are legitimate others can contact you and our Board of Directors can contact you to address your concerns.

We hope that this explains certain actions the Admin takes to protect the essence of this blog and chat room. If anyone should have any questions please contact Admin directly. As spiritual practitioners, we should not make comments or words which are intended to disturb the minds of others.

Thank you,
Admin.


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 see http://blog.tsemtulku.com/?p=30296 (english), http://blog.tsemtulku.com/?p=30385 (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.

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CHAT PICTURES

Manjunatha Tsongkhapa in the sacred Jokhang Temple or Central Cathedral in Lhasa.
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Volunteers who came to help in our kitchen today. Justin@ KSK
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Pelden Hlamo appears in Roerich's painting of the Himalayas.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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The complete refuge tree according to the Gelug School of Buddhism-Exquisite.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Dharma protectors can appear to us if we focus on bodhicitta.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Buddha's teaching is easy because it relates to our natural state of mind.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Gifts are an expression of generosity, appreciation and care (Tsem Tulku Rinpoche)_PB
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Dharma is essential (Tsem Tulku Rinpoche)_PB
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We may encounter defeat, but we must not be defeated_PB
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The best way to look at oneself is Meditation ._Hee TS
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To find our path,we have to pay more attention to the moment.It is the only time we have in which to live, grow,feel,change and even die._Hee TS
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Buddha can't practice for us,only can teach us a right way of practice._Hee TS
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Stay tune for our new menu in August! Testing new organic coffee at Kechara Oasis. Nice! Pastor Adeline
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生平第一次的大眾演講圓滿結束!感恩上師尊貴的詹杜固仁波切、克切拉媒體出版社、大眾書局(馬)有限公司、星洲日報等給予這麼好的機會分享宗大師的佛法! 祈願宗大師的法傳播到世界每一個角落,永無止盡! 照片攝於第九屆海外華文書市“ 閱讀‧圓夢”。Pastor Adeline
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More questions after the end of the talk. I'm humbled by the experience and the kindness these people have to learn dharma for others. Thank you Abby for the pictures! Pastor Adeline
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Ullambana tablets beautifully and neatly arranged for blessing at Kechara House gompa .Join us for Setrap Puja on the 4/8/14 (E) and 6/8/14 (C).Time 7.30pm-10pm. Lucy Yap
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PC HOME Computer Sale
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Attendees work together to prepare and clear before and after the session 8 of Setrap Retreat at Kechara (JB). From: June Tang (Khjb)
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We received cartons of Nutella from a sponsor who wished to remain anonymous last week and all were distributed to our homeless clients last Saturday. Thank you very much for the thoughtful donation Mr Anonymous! Justin@KSK
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Pastor Adeline was sharing Dharma knowledge during Setrap Puja on 30 July 2014_PB
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Sometimes all we have is faith left, so keep it (Tsem Tulku Rinpoche)_PB
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Fresh and modern designs from our in house florist shop https://www.facebook.com/pages/BLOOMS-enriched-by-Kechara/1419157221683958_PB
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According to Shantideva our mind is one stream life after life, so don't look at our current age as limitation to do dharma. ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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If u wish happiness then always attempt wholeheartedly to bring happiness to others.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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If you wish suffering then mistreat others.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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When projections are seen as sound coming from nowhere & dissipating to nowhere,we will progress.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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My projections is a huge scary monster that follows me in whatever I do.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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To find our path,we have to pay more attention to the moment.It is the only time we have in which to live, grow,feel,change and even die._Hee TS
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Buddha can't practice for us,only can teach us a right way of practice._Hee TS
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放生护生,功德无量。_Hee TS
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Completed Lama Tsongkhapa retreat over the long weekend in KFR. Justin Cheah
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This is so true! Pastor Adeline
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Kechara Penang Study Group has completed White Tara Puja on 30th July'14 for Rinpoche's long life. May Ripoche lead healthy life and continue turning the Dharma Wheel - Soon Huat
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Weekly White Tara puja at Kechara House gompa dedicated to the long life of our beloved Guru, H.E.Tsem Rinpoche and the growth of Dharma. Lucy Yap
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Dear Kimberly, It is very kind and caring of you to bring your friends to vegetarianism. Most important is you stay firm and you stick your way of eating. Over time during conversations, you can slip in informtation here and there. You can gift them with videos on their Birthdays, World Earth Days, or Kuan Yin Days. Make it look like a gift. Since they are your friends, you would know them better how to skilfully bring them the message. Over time, if you persist, you can convince some. It took me years to convince my friends also. The key is to be skilfull and not to give up because you don’t want animals butchered, tortured and eaten. Never give up.Much good luck to you. ~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/22 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Question asked by Raluca~ Dear Rinpoche, More and more people are talking about the fact that the law of karma is slowly getting "out of the picture" on this planet.Some claim love/law of attraction will be dominant. I would appreciate your point of you. Thanks.With love, ****************************** Dear Raluca, Whether ppl accept the law of karma or not, will make no difference to the truth of the matter. Karma does not exist on the basis of ppl’s belief in it…. In that way, it is ok. If ppl believed in karma, then the situation would be so much more different. More would take responsibility for every action they take. That would be a utopian situation for sure. Buddha’s teachings, thoughts and lineage will wane with time..as the merits for it cannot support. Shakyamuni predicted this Himself. So hearing the belief in karma will dwindle, I am not surprised.I wish you well. ~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/22 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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(Part 2) When I gave to the homeless in the past, I recieved many types of responses. Some thanked me and talked to me. Some wanted more. Some didn’t want food but money instead. Some stared at me that I would give them anything. Some screamed and ran away. Some just ran. So I had so many reactions. But you see, how they reacted is ok, I know my intent. I gave and it was between me and my Buddha. Buddha would want me to serve others and benefit others and that is all that matters in the big end. Much good luck to you. Always be generous and kind no matter what responses you get back. It will change people’s lives in one way or another. It will change your life for the better. ~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/23 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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(Part 1) Dear friend, When you practice generosity at first, it is about you and the recipient. How the recipient responds greatly affect your motivation to do more or less…in the beginning I stress. Everyone likes to be appreciated of course. But as you progress, it is not so much about the recipient. It is about you and your ‘God’. It is between you and your ‘Buddha’ or your ‘karma’ or your sense of universal responsibility. How the recipient responds has very little to do with why you actually give as you progress on this wonderful path of generosity.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Question asked by ExperimentingWGenerousity~ Dear Rinpoche, What are the benefits of practising generousity in the larger context? How/should one encourage oneself to practise generousity and develop empathy? What is required for an act to truly be categorised as generous? Thank you very much for all of your help and caring example. From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Question asked by Louis~ Rinpoche, you said in one place that Yamantaka practice is sufficient–one need not take any other practice. But in another place (one of your answers below) you said that father tantra is needed to provide the subtle body, mother tantra the clear light, and nondual tantra for something else. Could you please explain? I have to admit that it seems strange to think that say, Tsongkhapa is incapable of taking us all the way to enlightenment, unless visualized as Manjushri (but as Yamantaka, not ordinary red form) or Avalokiteshvara *(but as Hayagriva or Gyalwa Gyatso, not as ordinary white form). ****************************** Dear Louis, Let’s make this simple, your yidam will be according to your lama, your karma, your imprints, your current needs, your strongest afflictions. If your strongest affliction is anger, Yamantaka is wonderful. If you strongest is desire, then Heruka/Vajra Yogini, etc. Whatever Yidam you take, can take you to full enlightenment for
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