Erik and Jim come to Kechara

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Dear Friends, 

I was happy to meet the Yeh brothers. Jim lives in Canada and Erik lives in Calcutta, India! They both flew here to meet myself and volunteer at Kechara Forest Retreat. We had a good session of meeting. I was able to share with them the meditation on Tsongkapa’s Guru Yoga. I was happy to do so. It will be a great practice for them to do daily and for everyone in fact. Then we had a short question and answer session. Among the many things Erik related, he said my blog/teachings has influenced him to cease the tanning business. I have never met him, but my blog had this effect on him. Fantastic! My blog can bring benefit and save animals!! That would mean thousands of animals would be saved. I was immensely touched by this and was immensely happy I have a blog that people can connect with for knowledge. I was tremendously happy with my blog to have this type of good effect on people. I am blessed to serve others through my blog. Thank you Erik for the information you shared with me. Thank you for your consideration to change. Thank you for practicing. I was happy to meet you and your brother. I am very happy you will spiritually awaken. I happy for both of you Erik and Jim!

See the short interview in which Erik talks about his feelings, tanning, plans and changes. He speaks from the heart and very well.

I wish the Yeh brothers tremendous good luck and good fortune along with spiritual awakening. Hope they can do much more Dharma work in the future. It would benefit them and many others.

Tsem Rinpoche 

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(By Pastor Loh Seng Piow)

A week ago, two brothers Jim Yeh and Erik Yeh visited Kechara all the way from Canada and India!

In the 1930s, their grandfather migrated from China to India, and they settled down into a Chinese community within Calcutta, or Kolkata, and established a family business there. Jim and Erik’s parents were born in Calcutta, and they themselves were born and raised in India as part of a family of 6 children.

A few years ago, Jim and Erik’s parents decided to retire and immigrate to Canada. Jim decided to follow them and pursue his career as a graphic designer, however as the eldest son, Erik decided to stay in India to continue the family business in the tanning industry. He mentioned that he felt a sense of obligation and responsibility to do so, as the business has been passed down from generation to generation.

Tanning is the process of treating animal skins with various chemicals to produce leather. The skins of the animals are dehaired, degreased and soaked in water for a few hours before chemicals are added. They use chemicals to alter the protein structure of the skin, making it durable and usable. The leather is dyed into many different colours and shape based on the order.

Erik told the Blog Team that thousands of cow hides are delivered to his tannery every day. Although it is based on the demand for leather that the numbers drop or increase, on average about 3000-5000 cow hides are delivered per month!

One of Erik’s sisters, Mavis, has been following Tsem Rinpoche on Facebook for a while now… whenever she likes anything on Rinpoche’s page, it shows up on Erik’s newsfeed. One of the images that appeared was an snapshot of Rinpoche in a cowboy hat 😀 . He thought to himself, “Who is this person?” And left the thought at that!

It was last year when Erik was having some problems with his business that Amy, another sister of Erik’s, introduced him to Rinpoche’s blog. Amy really wanted to help her brother, and so taught Erik the protector Setrap’s mantra. He told himself to keep an open mind, and to watch one of Rinpoche’s Youtube teachings, “Nothing Changes, Everything Changes” (see bottom). The video made a big impact on him, and he started to chant Setrap’s mantra every day. After a while, he found that things were getting better.

Erik started to watch more videos and eventually decided that it was best to become vegetarian. He wanted to make that change for both health reasons, and because of the animals.

When he had that thought, he felt that it was perhaps contradictory to be a vegetarian and yet still own a business that led thousands of thousands of animals to their death. Due to this, he shared that he has been having doubts about his business and had planned to close it for a while now.

Closing his tannery will lead to the saving of many millions of lives in the long run! And this all came from Erik being inspired by Rinpoche’s teachings! Rinpoche’s online Dharma teaching is able to influence Erik to make this positive major decision in his life.

When Jim informed Erik that he would be making a trip to Malaysia to visit Kechara, Erik wanted to come.

The Blog Team approached Erik to learn more about Erik and his journey, please watch his video below:

 

 

 

 

 

  

Erik “meditating” on a stone rhino.

 

Where are you going, Erik? 

 

Jim (Erik’s brother) and Eric Choong, our resident fashion designer.

 

 

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Everything Changes and Nothing Changes

 

 

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  1. Lew on Jan 30, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Wow! Time really flies. Just like that, it has been more than 3 years since u first came to Malaysia & Kechara Forest Retreat. It is very inspirational to hear such stories that people listen to Rinpoche’s teaching and it changed their mind and want to do something better for others.

    I wish Jim & Erik can come here more often, and eventually move to KFR 🙂

  2. chris chong on Jul 23, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this inspiring story here. Learning of dharma is totally different in this new age now. With the advancement of technology now, we do not need to be near the Guru to learn dharma anymore. A perfect example will be this blog. Anyone from anywhere can access to dharma teachings on this blog anytime as long as they have an internet connection. Unlike the olden times, one does not necessary to travel to receive teachings. They can just on their computer and have access to teachings in their comfort of their home. This made dharma learning much more convenient and simple.

    This is the importance of online dharma work now. As Dorje Shugden always says, Online dharma work is the in thing now. We need to focus on it more than ever.

    Humbly,
    Chris chong

  3. Wylfred Ng on Dec 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    And thanks to Rinpoche for creating this blog so that many people from around the world can benefited.

    Although Rinpoche now is at US, but all of us stil can be connected to Rinpoche through this blog too.

    Thanks Rinpoche again.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Enjoyed the company of the Yeh brothers we went eating and did all sorts of stuff together during their stay here. Good Fun.

    I look forward to Erik taking more action to help animals and such back in India.

    • Erik Yeh on Dec 9, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      Bro, we enjoyed your company too. Thanks for making sure our stay was a memorable one.
      Hope to catch up with you real soon in my next visit.

  5. Albert Ratchaga on Jun 24, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Erick is one truly inspiring. Why do I say this is because Erick showed by action and not just talk and talk and talk.

    I came across many people who gets very angry while watching video of how animals being abused and killed, they are scolding how cold blooded for those people who did this to the animals, but when they are scolding and cursing that moment, they are holding the chicken drumstick, eating pork rice, enjoying their meat, then I was like telling them, what is the difference between you and them? they killed and you eat, aren’t you contributing to this cause of the animals being abused and killed?

    People kill the animals because there is the demand in the market, so when this is where they can earn their fortune, they will have to keep their kind heart aside and start killing, but if everyone of us stop eating meat, then they won’t kill anymore.

    Just like Erick here, he didn’t want to be the cause for the animals to die for him, so he wanted to stop the business, his case is not just being a vegetarian, but giving up his fortune maker, what a great decision and great heart.

    Thank you Erick for your loving care and kindness, many animals can prolong their lives and that’s because of you.

  6. tenzin llhamo on Jun 20, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Dear Erik and Jim, I am very happy that the both of you learned, absorbed and changed for the better after listening to Rinpoche’s teachings. Its also great to know that Rinpoche have moved the 4 of you in many ways that is helping or helped you. Although, we didnt get the chance to chat much during your visit but I am very sure you guys will be back soon for another visit! And I support your decision to end animal cruelty in every way!

  7. Cliff on Jun 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    What a wonderful guy he seems very intelligent, able to contemplate and think rationally with his actions. Im glad Erik got to have an audience with Rinpoche, its nice to know Rinpoche’s blog and videos were able to inspire him into becoming a vegetarian. I like the fact how he started small by nothing eating meat for a day, that lead to a week and now a full time vegetarian. Im glad he has become a vegetarian. I never knew what tanning was and when i first read the beginning i thought spray tanning. I can’t imagine being apart of the slaughter of millions of cows. Im happy to hear Erik is considering closing down his business and I really do hope that he does. I hope Erik finds peace and happiness in his heart and that his problems are solved. Take care.

  8. ANDY on Jun 10, 2013 at 9:39 am

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  9. Felix Kong on Jun 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I’m so happy able to meet Erik and Jim at Kechara house during WESAK Day , they are very nice . Rejoice for Erik because given up his family business to save more animals and he also became vegetarian too . Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  10. Adrian Cho on Jun 8, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Amazing, that Rinpoche’s blog teachings can benefit so much. Congratulation to Jim and Eric find the right path. Really rejoice for you both and hope you will spread Dharma to benefit more people’s. Thank you for sharing your wonderful and touching story to us.

  11. sockwan on Jun 7, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Jim and Erik really appreciate Dharma and Rinpoche a lot, they made the effort to come all the way from where they live just to visit Kechara. They were mot even sure if they were going to see Rinpoche.

    Ediv and Seng Piow have done a good job in bringing Rinpoche’s teachings to many via internet because of Rinpoche’s teaching, Erik has potentially saved millions of lives. Rinpoche’s teaching might see to have influenced only one individual, but in fact the positive impact is huge as in Erik’s case.

    To Jim and Erik, welcome aboard to the spiritual journey.

  12. Louise Lee on Jun 6, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Last few day when Helena and Kechara house volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat , Helena post up some photo during cleaning the place.

    One of our old friend ,

    He say that : ” My house also need your help wor.. when u voluntary come le “.

    Louise Lee: ” ehhh why not u come to help us? in the same time u can keep fit.”

    He say that: ” I am sending a chicken to be kill in every 7 minutes .”

    Im say he say this. That why i share Erik & Jim video in facebook. I hope that he can understand both brother have same problem he face.

    If sometime doing something good, nothing can stop us. If we want to change, nothing can stop us !

  13. Carmen K on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Helping and benefitting others can be done on many levels. Sometimes, the things you do, your actions, your intiatives, your projects creates a bigger tidal wave in helping others than on a physical level where you are restricted to only those around you.

    Rinpoche has told us many times that his blog will reach the hearts of many because Rinpoche’s motivation behind this blog is to help and benefit others, to bring the teachings of Lord Buddha to others that will relate with people today. Therefore, us sharing the knowledge, many articles and advices on this blog will also indirectly help many others. Since there is a platform, all we got to do is help to spread it around.

    If this blog has benefitted you, use it to benefit others as well, and in this case, the benefit is on many levels – to both human and animal.

    I’m delighted that Erik and Jim had a memorable Wesak, and a rare audience with Rinpoche. I am glad that Erik has direction and his doubts, cleared. And best of all, due to the love of their sister, Amy and Mavis, it has brought them the most precious gift they can receive in this lifetime – the Dharma.

  14. beatrix ooi on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:03 am

    It’s really awesome to learn that hundreds and thousands of people around the world are receiving teachings from Rinpoche through this blog, Erik and Jim are one of them. It’s also great to know that Erik had planned on closing down his tanning business temporarily, it’s not an easy decision to make as it’s a family business he is running, but with this, he will save massive of lives.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  15. Jay Jae on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    It is hard to come by the Buddha Dharma. Modernization and materialism is often put to blame. But here’s a refreshing twist to things, HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche brings the age-old Dharma of Buddha into today’s modern world through this very blog!

    How wonderful to know that these friends whom have come from afar have benefited from the blog and on top of that, transformed into better people. Through the blog, they have received Rinpoche’s kindness and the Dharma, taken them to heart and have transformed tremendously! There’s no doubt about it that we can bring this out to the world with little effort (even in the comfort of our homes!) with a few swooshes and clicks, we get to share this beautiful message of hope to people. And hey, we never know what’ll happen! U might save a life!

  16. Jessica Yap on Jun 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Welcome to Malaysia, and most importantly, welcome to Kechara, the Yeh siblings! So nice to know that you guys had an audience with Rinpoche and got great teachings from the living Buddha Himself!

    I rejoice in Erik’s decision to consider shutting down the tannery even though it is a family business.I agree that it would be contradictory to adopt the vegetarian diet and run a tannery at the same time. Inspiring.. thank you Erik!

    We should be seeing you guys around soon enough.. =)
    Till then, take care Erik and Jim! Maybe you guys could come along with Amy and Mavis the next trip. The Yeh clan! hehe

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  17. grace (KHJB) on May 31, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Rejoice for the Yeh family able to receive Rinpoche’s blessing and advice.It was not easy to decided to cease the family business.The closing decision have saving many lives.

  18. Patsy on May 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Rejoice! Rinpoche’s blog has benefited so many all over the world. I am happy that Jim and Erik had the opportunity to learn from Rinpoche’s blog though the kindness of their sister, Amy. By learning, contemplating and applying what they learned from the blog, they have created the karma to have this rare opportunity of having an audience with Rinpoche and received teachings of Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga.

    I wish the Yeh family all the best in their spiritual journey. I truly rejoice for all of you!

  19. tfreon on May 30, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I am so Happy that Erik and Jim came to Malaysia. Got to meet the “real” person in real time, how cool is that. Yes, Tsem Rinpoche Blogs, facebook, twitter and even You Tube channel have brought Dharma to lots of people. Even manage to get some people transforms into better person.
    Keep in touch on Blog Erick and Jim.

  20. So Kin Hoe on May 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Rinpoche’s blog has touched and helped many people around the world. Thank you Rinpoche for your continuous love and care to everyone of us on this planet. i wish Jim and Erik with smooth sailing along their Dharma paths and continue to spread Buddhism to anyone who is yet to receive Dharma.

  21. Erik Yeh on May 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Firstly, I would like to thank all Kecharians for making our stay a memorable one. For giving us your valuable time and ensuring that we had a pleasant stay. I didn’t expect to have an audience with Rinpoche and I was nervous (because I had some uncomfortable questions to ask) and at the same time I was very excited (he is a living Buddha after all).

    I would like to point out that I am yet to quit my line of work. What I’d like to share is that, I now have a clear sense of direction, as opposed to having doubts and uncertainty before I met Rinpoche. I shall continue my practices, read more, absorb whatever teachings I can through this blog. I know that the right thing is to keep my practices and never give up as advised by Rinpoche. With his blessings, I know that I will eventually find an alternative.

    Thank you, Rinpoche. For the spiritual awakening.

    • Bryan Ho on May 30, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      Hi Erik, great to know that you’re back in India safely. I’m didn’t have a chance to see you before you go, sorry about that.

      Great that you had a wonderful experiences with Tsem Rinpoche in Kechara Forest Retreat, and may you fulfill all the plans that you might have in your mind very soon.

      It’s very compassion of you to have the idea of changing to any business, because you’re not that kind of person that can enjoy prosperity out from others suffering, this is the real you, a soft heart for others.

      Sometime it will be confusion, pain or difficulty when we trying to change our life which we already stick to it for many many years. When difficulty arise, keep your guru samaya clean and follow your lama’s advise, and your Dharma protector will be able to show you the correct path to go.

      Don’t have to worry so much, because everything seems difficult to us will become nothing if we continue to working toward it, just like when we first learn how to walk, it has become very easy for us now.

      Remember Kechara is your spiritual home, where your heart really belong, talk to us if you have any questions, and we hope we can get together and bring more happiness to many others.

      Bryan

  22. Jutika Lam on May 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    It’s totally amazing isn’t it how millions of people from all around the world such as India, United States, United Kingdom, Thailand and at least another 20 other countries have visited this blog and another at least 100 people have had their obstacles cleared, their questions answered, that very sick person healed as well as those that were feeling down had their hopes lifted.

    It was very nice of Erik and Jim to come all the way to Malaysia to visit Rinpoche and Kechara…. getting to know them though the article and video above it is very sad that Erik had to run the Tanning business but I hope that whatever Prayers Rinpoche had instructed Erik to do will help the cows gain a better Rebirth.

    I am really glad that some of Erik’s problems have been lifted of his shoulders and I hope that when he gets back to Calcutta, India whatever problem that is to come to him will be gone.

    Thank you Rinpoche for always helping students/followers from any country near or far.

    Love
    Jutika

  23. Doreen Teoh on May 30, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I have managed to have a short conversation with Erik and Jim during Wesak Fair when both of the brothers were helping to set up the tents. When i found out from them that they were from India, and looking from their outlook, i was like huh, and i ask again….well it was very surprising for me. So, then Erik told me that his grandfather has landed in India, so as for my ancestors has landed in Malaysia while fleeing from China, and we had a good laugh.
    While in the conversation, i also came to know that his family business was leather tanning, and the first thought that came to my mind, was the karma that is created from the family business. I was very fearful knowing this information, as knowing about karma.

    After reading this blog, and the interview, it is such a rejoice that Erik has this realization from Rinpoche’s blog. Kudos Erik and Jim.

    All the best in your next business endeavor, Erik and Jim.

    OM MANI PEDME HUM.

    • Erik Yeh on May 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Doreen, it was a pleasure meeting you.
      You were not the first person to ask about what I do for a living. And although I know it made Jim uncomfortable because I was being asked the same question by whomever I met. However, I was not embarrassed or evasive (as Doreen mentioned about Karma) when answering because deep down inside, I knew I would not be continuing it for the rest of my life.

      I recall from one of Rinpoche’s teachings about jealousy and he talked about admitting/acknowledging one’s fault rather than living in denial. For me, I have taken that first step and I’m glad I didn’t try to evade the questions about what I do for a living.

      • Sharon Saw on Jun 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

        Dear Erik

        I am glad that you were not embarrassed or evasive and I do understand that you had taken this business on without knowing the ramifications, which is what most people do. Most people do things out of ignorance, which as Rinpoche says, is the worst of our three delusions, the others being attachment and anger. Now that you have Dharma knowledge and the fact that you are planning how to stop the karma from your work now is wonderful.

        I wish you all the best and look forward to meet you again! Hope it will be soon 🙂

      • Doreen Teoh on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

        Dear Erik,
        You have also thought me a lesson, avoidance and denial is a sufferings that we create for one self.. Once we accept, admit and and knowledge, that is where our sufferings become lesser, easier, and moving forward.

        Hope to see you and Jim back in Kechara or KFR! This time, bring your family.

        • Jayce Goh on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

          Dear Erik,

          I have the same thought as Doreen , admitting/acknowledging one’s fault rather than living in denial….Thx for sharing…

          Hope to see you again in Kechara 😉

  24. hecelus tan on May 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Jim is a sincere and humble practitioner from Canada. He is friendly with others. He told some of us yesterday that he was extremely happy when he saw Rinpoche and have the chance to hang around with a living Buddha. He also feels grateful that Rinpoche gave him Refuge precepts and also Rinpoche’s care and gift. Rejoiced for Jim and happy to meet him yesterday at KFR and be able to work together with him.

  25. tenzinkhenchen on May 30, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    It is so nice to see that people would come from so far away just to meet Rinpoche. It is a sign that times are changing and people’s guru devotion are increasing. It is wonderful that Erik wants to stop the tannery. There will be so many lives saves as less tanneries exist.

    All the leather we own are the product of murder and we should lessen our uses of leather or stop using leather!

  26. pavara on May 29, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    It is so touching to see that Erik has given up his job just to save these animals.

    Being vegetarian is better than eating meat,because the animals are in a lot of pain when they are slaughtered,which means that you are making the animal suffer because of your desire.

    We should always be vegetarian to stop all these animals from suffering because of you

  27. Mavis Yeh on May 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I sense the apprehension in the video and you have come a long way. Things will not be easy in the coming days/years but now that you have Dharma/Rinpoche’s teachings to guide you, hopefully, it would ease the transition. And of course you can always count on us to support you in your future endeavours.

    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing dharma into our lives!

  28. Darren Kechara Paradise on May 29, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Amazing on how Rinpoche’s blog teaching can inspire and benefit so much! Rejoice for Erik & Jim!

  29. Sharon Saw on May 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    It’s quite amazing how Rinpoche’s blog has reached so many people from different walks of life and different countries. Many visitors have come to visit Kechara from UK, Germany, Luxembourg, USA and many other countries because of the reach of this blog and Rinpoche’s facebook/twitter accounts. Rinpoche himself has often said that he does not like using the computer much but because of the benefit it gives to many, Rinpoche spends hours on end on his blog. If you like what Rinpoche has written, please share it with your friends so that they will receive the blessings too.

    i am very happy that Erik and Jim had the opportunity to meet Tsem Rinpoche this trip. We may think how lucky they are or what good karma they have to meet Rinpoche but truth betold is that they created the karma for this. They watched the teachings, they acted on the teachings and they decided to come many miles to see Kechara for themselves. I know Jim has also been contributing to Rinpoche’s work from his home in Canada for awhile, with no expectation of return. When we give with no agenda, karma dictates that we will receive, and I am happy that Jim and Erik have certainly received wonderful blessings on their Dharma journey.

  30. Lim (KH JB) on May 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

    “Everything Changes and Nothing Changes”, thanks Rinpoche for this powerful phrase.

    Thanks for Erik and Jim for sharing, may more and more peoples can transform in the soonest time like Erik after inspire by Rinpoche…

    Rejoice for Yeh family, u all choose the RIGHT path…

  31. Amy on May 29, 2013 at 8:09 am

    We (the Yeh family) sincerely thank Rinpoche for taking the time to meet Erik and Jim. I used to worry about Erik a lot, knowing that he had a lot to bear and on his own without much guidance from anyone. I am extremely happy for Erik and rejoice in his karma to meet Rinpoche. I know Erik is very okay now with Lord Setrap on his side and our beloved guru Rinpoche as his guide. We are forever indebted to Rinpoche for Your Eminence’s tireless teachings and for transforming our minds. Thank you again Rinpoche for bringing peace and awareness to Erik and creating the cause for him to cease animal cruelty. With folded hands, Amy.

    • Joy on May 30, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      Amy, you do not know how happy and relieved I am that Erik and Jim actually got a chance, a rare chance indeed to meet Rinpoche during this auspicious Wesak week. What a way to end it eh?! It also means that they were both very sincere and they created the causes for this to happened of course thanks to you and Mavis’s help and support in introducing them to Rinpoche’s blog. You see just from your interest in Rinpoche’s blog, you both have benefited your loved ones…and the best gift anyone can give to those they love, is the Dharma to help them stop or handle their pain or suffering better. This is how you love someone the right way 🙂 Through your example, your own transformation, and your interest, you have managed to influenced your brothers positively – you must give yourselves a big “pat” on the back!

      I am thrilled Erik got the teachings from Rinpoche and a beautiful Buddha Shakyamuni and the best of all is the practice of Guru Yoga practice given to them by Rinpoche 🙂

      Bryan and I did not get a chance to say Good Bye to Erik… perhaps it is a good sign which means he will sure to be back or perhaps even consider relocating hahaha! Well, we are all very happy for both of them. Imagine Rinpoche’s blog can benefit one person who will in the end save or stop the killings of millions of cows just from realisation and mind switch from Rinpoche’s blog teachings – this is what we call real Dharma applied! Erik must have some good merits to be able to receive these teachings and for it to take effect. Truly from the bottom of my heart I rejoice for you all!

    • Bryan Ho on May 30, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      Dear Amy,

      Thanks so much for bringing Dharma to your family. Like What Joy mentioned, it’s lucky that Erik and Jim able to meet up with Tsem Rinpoche and received very beneficial direct teaching from Tsem Rinpoche, which I believe it will change Erik and Jim’s path just like any of us.

      This blog have bring many people from around the world together, I don’t think both of us will become friends without this blog or Tsem Rinpoche. Even though we never meet each other in person, but we have the same goal which is bring happiness or peace to many others, starting from our family members, and you guys did such a good job.

      Very rejoice that Erik and Jim able to received teaching, blessing, personal advise, questions answered directly from Tsem Rinpoche. It’s great to know that Erik can see his path clearer after the audience with Tsem Rinpoche.

      I’m happy to see both Erik and Jim here in Kechara Malaysia, and I hope Erik and Jim will work harder and towards the direction that Tsem Rinpoche have shown them directly or indirectly.

      Of course, it will be our pleasure to receive you and Mavis here in Malaysia one day. Who knows, maybe the Yeh’s family is the cause for Kechara to take root in Canada and India for the future, let’s pray that we will able to continue to bring dharma to many others.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 22. 2017 12:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us.Rinpoche always advice us to go on pilgrimage to Holy places with concentrated powerful energy to collect merits. plant dharma seeds and be blessed The best pilgrimage place is where our Guru is and we can transform our mind following his advices and instructions sincerely. That is Kechara Forest Retreat which is near us in Malaysia.
    Beautiful memes in different languages to share with us.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .From these memes and the photo taken more than 30 years ago tell us a thousand word how much love and Guru devotion Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to Rinpoche. Rinpoche’s faith, respect and trust in Kyabje Zong Rinpoche wll never change.
    Non matter what happen we should not abandon our Guru. Go all the way to learn ,practice Dharma from our Guru Rinpoche is an inspiration for us .
    Thanks again with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/short-sharing-about-kyabje-zong-rinpoche.html
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 10:16 PM
    Dorje Shugden practice is discouraged since the 5th Dalai Lama until recent decades HH the 14TH Dalai Lama. Nevertheless, this practice is common, support and continues to spread far and wide in many countries including Tibet, India, China as well as the Western. Herewith the 2 interesting articles that support Mr Glenn H. Mullin’s view on the attempt to discourage Dorje Shugden practice is not very successful instead it become famous and well known by everyone.

    1. 10 Holy Dorje Shugden Statues around the World:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10-holy-dorje-shugden-statues-in-the-world.html
    Build Buddha statue with the bigger size bring much beneficial to all sentient beings.
    The largest Dorje Shugden statue, 24 feet tall, commissioned by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and currently housed in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang. In mid 2015, the statue was consecrated by Dorje Shugden in trace through the famed Panglung Oracle.

    2. They were not wrong
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-were-not-wrong.html
    Many great teachers, masters, yogis, geshes, mahasiddhas, lineage holders of various schools of Buddhism (especially Sakya lineage) that practiced or was affiliated closely to Dorje Shugden. Some of the senior monks who have been practicing Dorje Shugden for over 70 years and have no intention of giving up their practice of this protector. Besides, many great masters eg HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche and many others would also have thousands of students (both lay and ordained) in Tibet and all over the world rely on Dorje Shugden.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting writings by Mr Glenn H. Mullin.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 11:24 AM
    It is mind-boggling to read the extraction starting from page 208 of the book by Mr. Glenn Mullin. There are a few points from here that arouse my curiosity to read the book in full.

    One of it is why the Nyingmapa shamans failed to exorcise and pacify the spirit of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, but the Gelugpa shaman monks succeeded in pacifying and transforming him (his spirit) into Dorje Shugden.

    Another noteworthy point would be that Dorje Shugden practice caught on and became widely practiced by many monasteries, DESPITE the discouragement by the 5th Dalai Lama. This is very telling of the position of Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader.

    Based on Mr. Glen Mullin’s research, the popularity of Dorje Shugden’s practice grew over time, in particular during late 1800 when four Dalai Lamas died young. I find it highly unusual to link this uncommonly short lifespan of Dalai Lamas to the growing popularity of Dorje Shugden’s practice. Bearing in mind that even aristocratic families developed the strong faith in DS practice during this period.

    As we gain glimpses into the feud between Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen / Dorje Shugden and the Dalai Lamas, it becomes apparent that the validity, effectiveness, and propitiation of a Protector’s practice does not depend on Dalai Lama’s endorsement.

    Dorje Shugden’s practice is prevalent among both monasteries as well as laities, particularly the aristocratic families. From here, we can deduce that Dorje Shugden’s practice, is efficient and works in both spiritual and secular terms. Otherwise, why would monasteries and aristocratic families propitiate the practice?

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this insightful sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:56 AM
    First time coming across this Ganapati deity, we are fortunate and able to practice in our daily lives. All because of Rinpoche we got the apportunity to practice it.
    Well said beautiful daily prayer to Ganapati, which I intend to print it out.
    In life as we goes along the path, there are many obstacles and challenges we got to go through but when we are in Dharma we will somehow manage with it. It’s a wonderful to learn these beneficial and powerful Ganapati practice with our Guru blessing .
    Thank you Rinpoche for compiling these beautiful and powerful prayers for us especially for those who need help to overcome obstacles with authorities and so forth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-practice-to-overcome-obstacles-for-work-with-officialdom.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:55 AM
    I do have regrets over the times but ever since I let go all ,I felt much lighter, happier,
    been able to concentrate on things which will benefit others. Learned from mistakes, experience and regrets , to move on to the next chapter in life. .I keep reminding myself not to repeat and never regrets for what the actions or things done ,trying to improve and learn something new along the path. I always like to read beautiful and meaningful quotes to remind myself. Since joining Kechara,I have learned more knowledge ,understands better in life and to thank our Guru for what I have learned and still learning (Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose)…quoted
    Thank you Dauk May for sharing these beautiful teachings with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/regrets.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:53 AM
    Its heart breaking after looking through those pictures of pets ,poorly managed by their owners or maybe they thought it will be safe or left them to die in the terrible powerful hurricanes. The pet dogs were left helpless and the owner just saves themselves not realising or forgotten about their pets. Dogs been chained ,kept in their cage or left alone helpless unattended.
    I am glad many people voiced up these issues as pets are human too, pets deserved much better treatment, care ,love and hugs. The owner should have think of a better way instead leaving their pet dogs to suffer. At least free them gave them a chance or put in a higher ground. Leaving them behind in bad times is bad enough then in the first place should not taken the pets in.
    It’s a wonderful news that the authorities concerned are doing more to help those suffering dogs and taking stern actions against those irresponsible owner.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these post and had it shared with my friends

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dont-leave-them-behind.html
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 01:50 AM
    Rejoice!
    This is wonderful to see the team, who has followed Rinpoche’s advice very well to work out and organized the weekly Bigfoot Flea Market in Bentong, Pahang. Now, it has blossomed into a Bigfoot store at its own shop lot building. Furthermore, its Facebook has been created and updated the latest posts at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bigfoot%E3%81%AEstorage-%E9%87%8E%E4%BA%BA%E3%81%AE%E5%82%A8%E5%AD%98%E5%B1%8B/129014147685241?ref=br_rs

    This is one of the creative ideas and skillful means from Rinpoche in spreading the dharma to many others. Now, another interesting and it was my first time to see these Bigfoot cookies. These cookies are rewarded to the customers in return for their loyalty.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigfoot-cookies-and-kechara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:20 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a powerful Protector ,hence no matters what type of art piece of Dorje Shugden is he will always remind as our Protector. With these beautiful fauvistic bold distortion of form and the use of strong, pure color made look more divine and powerful. .When we has faith and trust on Dorje shugden miracles do happen,will protects us at all times day and night from danger and harm, grants our wishes , helps us develop our skills, wisdom and great compassion. Also removes all our obstacles to succeed in life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful form of Dorje Sguden with us. I do love this form. May more and more people get to know of Dorje Shugden practice and the benefits of it. The short prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Rinpoche is meaningful , powerful and easy to understand.
    Thanks again with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/fauvistic-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:19 PM
    Having Bigfoot cookies for all people at the flea market is a wonderful idea and a way to attract more people to the flea market . From there they get to know more about Kechara Forest Retreat as well..I have been to flea market before i could see alot of interesting items on sales.
    Big foot indeed has attracted more people closer to Dharma too .Most of the Bentong folks know about Bigfoot and Kechara related.
    The Bigfoot cookies looks cute and i am sure it tastes yummy . The Tsem Ladrang staff did a wonderful job baking such a delicious cookies. I do hope can get to taste it in my next trip to Bentong.
    Thank You Rinpoche for having the idea of setting the Bigfoot Flea Market and now have cookies too. Rinpoche will always use ways to bring Dharma close to everyone

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigfoot-cookies-and-kechara-%E9%87%8E%E4%BA%BA%EF%BC%8C%E5%B0%8F%E7%94%9C%E9%A5%BC%E5%92%8C%E5%85%8B%E5%88%87%E6%8B%89.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:19 PM
    Japan is a beautiful country and Hokkaido is one of a place worth to visit in place. A
    place full with wonder and surpress for anyone visiting there…….beautiful and gorgeous mountains, beautiful landscapes which is the home of many flora and fauna during spring time and delicious foods to offer to tourist. Natural hot springs can be found there whereby tourist can enjoy themselves.
    Yearly millions of people local as well abroad visited Hokkaido because of its beauty. A place worth the money spent.
    Thank you for sharing

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-hokkaido.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 02:50 PM
    This post reminds me of The Lizard in Spiderman and The Were-Monster in The X-Files, not forgetting the local superhero comedy, Cicak Man. It brings to mind that these creatures exist as a result of mutation under the influence of an external factor, like chemical, radiation, aliens, etc. Or it can be another mythical shapeshifters.

    As many of the recent sightings of shapeshifters, like the Werewolves, Beats of Bray Road, and even the ancient Goatman happened in the modern and technologically advanced the United States, I can’t help but wonder what is the connection here.

    However, the mythological relationship between men and reptile had a long and vast history across different cultures. For example, the Kraken in Greek mythology and the Nagas in Buddhism, which can interchange into forms of frogs or lizards. Therefore, while we sit back and enjoy the creepy tales of these creatures, we must be respectful towards our environment, because we will never know with whom we are sharing the space with!

    Thank you, Cindy, for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/creepy-tales-of-the-lizard-man.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 09:51 AM
    We have the good fortune to encounter a Guru who can teach us, instruct us, and change the course of our future. We should not squander the opportunity.

    *We should devote ourselves correctly for the guru is White Tara for long life; the guru is Manjushri to achieve wisdom; the guru is the yidam, from which through prayers one achieves attainments; the guru is also the protector from whom you receive protection. The guru is also Dzambala, from whom with devotion, seeing him as the Buddha and correctly devoting oneself, then one gets all wealth, all prosperity, for one’s own conditions needed to help other sentient beings.*

    The guru helps you to control your mind, the delusions, and to achieve enlightenment. The guru is everything. From guru devotion, you achieve everything; therefore we should carry out his instructions, and go all the way. Nothing is achieved if we don’t put in the time, sweat, effort and sometimes tears into it.~Bradley Kassian

    Source: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143901
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 07:16 AM
    Lama Jampa Ngodup Wangchuk Rinpoche on Guru Devotion | 向巴恩珠上师(旺秋喇嘛)讲解依师法 བླ་མ་བྱམས་པ་དངོས་གྲུབ་དབང་ཕྱུག་རིན་བོ་ཆེ་ནས་བཤེས་གཉེན་བསྟེན་ཚུལ་གྱི་སྐོར། —see here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143901
  • Sonam
    Tuesday, Sep 19. 2017 09:11 PM
    Rinpoche la,
    Both me and my wife saw the dream about lighting butter lamp in three golden lamp on same night.. when my wife is 2 months plus old pregnant.. what is the dream interpretation la?
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Sep 19. 2017 12:42 PM
    As long as we are in samsara, we have to experience all different types of sufferings.
    With the blessings and compassion of Rinpoche, we have the opportunities to learn the dharma in depth and apply the dharma to overcome our difficulties and eventually to bring benefits to others. For instance, Ganapati Ragavajra is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara. With Rinpoche’s clear explanation on this unique and rare Buddha statue, it cleared our doubts or wrong interpretation about the statue.

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us that the success of a practice is subject to the practitioner’s faith, intent and request. Determination, consistency and persistence may eventually lead us to peace and achieve our spiritual growth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-practice-to-overcome-obstacles-for-work-with-officialdom.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
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The stupa dedicated to the great Changkya Rolpai Dorje in 5 peaks of Manjushri - China. Changkya Rolpai Dorje was one of the previous life of His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche. In that life, he was the imperial tutor to the Emperor of China.  Photo from Karen Chong
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The stupa dedicated to the great Changkya Rolpai Dorje in 5 peaks of Manjushri - China. Changkya Rolpai Dorje was one of the previous life of His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche. In that life, he was the imperial tutor to the Emperor of China. Photo from Karen Chong
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Learn a new word and see what Fauvism means here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143633
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Please click on this picture to enlarge and read. It is important and share with others. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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The handprint of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Jetsun Dechen Nyingpo
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Dear friends, For the first time in art history you will see a Tibetan divinity in Byzantine art form. Just published! Please be amazed and see the whole artwork here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143348
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Should this group of Tibetans have their own autonomous state?
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A separate Tibetan state? Should this group of Tibetans have their own autonomous state? In a world full of trials and tribulations, this group of Tibetans continues to defy all odds against a difficult leadership. Should they have their own state, their own country to live free and in harmony? Read and decide-Part 1: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142741 and Part 2: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142868
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When I first arrived in Gaden Monastery in January 1988, I lived in this small room: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=100092
This is Mahakala of the Tent (Gonpo Kur) and this particular sacred and very alive image is in Sakya temple in Tibet. It is so beautiful, ferocious and at the same time frightening. He frightens our self absorbed ego into submission to dharma.-Tsem Rinpoche
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This is Mahakala of the Tent (Gonpo Kur) and this particular sacred and very alive image is in Sakya temple in Tibet. It is so beautiful, ferocious and at the same time frightening. He frightens our self absorbed ego into submission to dharma.-Tsem Rinpoche
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Please find out more who is Shamgo Dorje Putri and her two sisters. They wear a particularly distinctive single large flower in their hair and very powerful. This promises to be a very interesting read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94304
He was known by one of his names which was Guru Deva Rinpoche and I had the blessings to meet him quite a few times. He was guru of both my mother and father. Guru Deva Rinpoche was a high Mongolian lama and lived over 100 years old. He was one of the kindest persons I have ever met and he was very well known to be an emanation of Gyenze. He joked alot and was extremely devoted to his teacher. We had many private conversations with him and he made an indelible mark in my mind and in my heart. I think of him often. Tsem Rinpoche
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He was known by one of his names which was Guru Deva Rinpoche and I had the blessings to meet him quite a few times. He was guru of both my mother and father. Guru Deva Rinpoche was a high Mongolian lama and lived over 100 years old. He was one of the kindest persons I have ever met and he was very well known to be an emanation of Gyenze. He joked alot and was extremely devoted to his teacher. We had many private conversations with him and he made an indelible mark in my mind and in my heart. I think of him often. Tsem Rinpoche
I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively with the transitory in things and lose themselves in the study of what is perishable, since we are here for this very end- that we may make the perishable imperishable, which we can do only after we have learned how to approach both.~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(This quote is very powerful from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He seems to be a powerful thinker and can think beyond daily and ordinary thoughts. Like I shared, only the study of dharma is going to lead to the imperishable. Any other studies of this world only are temporarily beneficial which is perishable. Of course he is not referring to dharma, but he realized ordinary pursuits leads to perishability. If he knew dharma, he would see the vastness of Buddha\'s omniscience.  Tsem Rinpoche)
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I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively with the transitory in things and lose themselves in the study of what is perishable, since we are here for this very end- that we may make the perishable imperishable, which we can do only after we have learned how to approach both.~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (This quote is very powerful from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He seems to be a powerful thinker and can think beyond daily and ordinary thoughts. Like I shared, only the study of dharma is going to lead to the imperishable. Any other studies of this world only are temporarily beneficial which is perishable. Of course he is not referring to dharma, but he realized ordinary pursuits leads to perishability. If he knew dharma, he would see the vastness of Buddha's omniscience. Tsem Rinpoche)
One of the nicest Taras I\'ve seen. I like her shade of green and the lotus on the left which is lower as her hand is lower so it\'s very balanced looking. Her face looks young, motherly, kind and yet regal.
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One of the nicest Taras I've seen. I like her shade of green and the lotus on the left which is lower as her hand is lower so it's very balanced looking. Her face looks young, motherly, kind and yet regal.
(1st photo) Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right. After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered so there was nothing Tibetan leadership can do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende can meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan exiled government said that Dorje Shugden people and non Dorje Shugden people are like the mustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. Tsem Rinpoche
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(1st photo) Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right. After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered so there was nothing Tibetan leadership can do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende can meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan exiled government said that Dorje Shugden people and non Dorje Shugden people are like the mustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. Tsem Rinpoche
You can see in this 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything and unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende\'s collection. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
You can see in this 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything and unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende's collection. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, His Eminence Lati Rinpoche (next to Zong Rinpoche) and below Lati Rinpoche is Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (sitting below Lati Rinpoche). This is a puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery. A rare and blessed photo and nice to save. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, His Eminence Lati Rinpoche (next to Zong Rinpoche) and below Lati Rinpoche is Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (sitting below Lati Rinpoche). This is a puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery. A rare and blessed photo and nice to save. Tsem Rinpoche
ou can save this rare thangka of 1,000 armed Heruka. I\'ve never seen this thangka or any of this form before and it\'s the first time. You can print out or keep or use. I found this online and it\'s beautiful. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned this Heruka 30 years ago to us and since then I have never seen this in painting or statue at all till now. He has many legs and many faces too. Very special and unique. Seeing Heruka or thinking of Heruka plants the seeds of enlightenment in our mindstream. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
ou can save this rare thangka of 1,000 armed Heruka. I've never seen this thangka or any of this form before and it's the first time. You can print out or keep or use. I found this online and it's beautiful. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned this Heruka 30 years ago to us and since then I have never seen this in painting or statue at all till now. He has many legs and many faces too. Very special and unique. Seeing Heruka or thinking of Heruka plants the seeds of enlightenment in our mindstream. Tsem Rinpoche
This is Venerable Lhakpa Tsering from Tibet. He has passed away a few years back of natural causes and as he was older. He was one of the high ranking and official oracle of Dorje Shugden, Namka Barzin, Kache Marpo and several other high protectors. He was famous in Tibet for his correct trance of Dorje Shugden and extremely powerful clairvoyance advice of Dorje Shguden. He has been taking trance since Tibet. In 1959 he left Tibet for India and settled in Kalimpong. He continued to take trance in Kalimpong of Dorje Shugden for government officials, local persons, high lamas, monasteries, nuns, monks and even foreigners. For over 40 years his wonderful oracular ability to take trance and give advice and prophecies has benefited so many people. He was trained and blessed as an oracle by the previous Dromo Geshe Rinpoche of Sera Jey Monastery. I\'ve had a chance to stay at his house, meet him and see him in trance. It was a great blessing and amazing experience. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is Venerable Lhakpa Tsering from Tibet. He has passed away a few years back of natural causes and as he was older. He was one of the high ranking and official oracle of Dorje Shugden, Namka Barzin, Kache Marpo and several other high protectors. He was famous in Tibet for his correct trance of Dorje Shugden and extremely powerful clairvoyance advice of Dorje Shguden. He has been taking trance since Tibet. In 1959 he left Tibet for India and settled in Kalimpong. He continued to take trance in Kalimpong of Dorje Shugden for government officials, local persons, high lamas, monasteries, nuns, monks and even foreigners. For over 40 years his wonderful oracular ability to take trance and give advice and prophecies has benefited so many people. He was trained and blessed as an oracle by the previous Dromo Geshe Rinpoche of Sera Jey Monastery. I've had a chance to stay at his house, meet him and see him in trance. It was a great blessing and amazing experience. Tsem Rinpoche
Why seek anything else when you have the illustrious practice of Vajra Yogini from the lineage of the Crazy Wisdom Mahasiddha Naropa? Nothing in samsara created by ordinary men can surpass the practice of Vajra Yogini elucidated to us by the Buddha. Nothing in samsara’s knowledge no matter how incredible can surpass the knowledge embodied in the dharma by the Buddha. Samsara knowledge is limited. When we study Buddha’s knowledge (Dharma) it guarantees our future with no limitations. Spend more time studying dharma than samsaric knowledge. Why even compare? Surrender samsara as death and loss are it’s only results and engage in Dharma practice all the way. Vajra Yogini is dharma and dharma is Vajra Yogini. Give everything for Vajra Yogini’s practice. Start now as a preliminary practice even without initiation (blog article: Starting on Vajra Yogini Now- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4395). Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
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Why seek anything else when you have the illustrious practice of Vajra Yogini from the lineage of the Crazy Wisdom Mahasiddha Naropa? Nothing in samsara created by ordinary men can surpass the practice of Vajra Yogini elucidated to us by the Buddha. Nothing in samsara’s knowledge no matter how incredible can surpass the knowledge embodied in the dharma by the Buddha. Samsara knowledge is limited. When we study Buddha’s knowledge (Dharma) it guarantees our future with no limitations. Spend more time studying dharma than samsaric knowledge. Why even compare? Surrender samsara as death and loss are it’s only results and engage in Dharma practice all the way. Vajra Yogini is dharma and dharma is Vajra Yogini. Give everything for Vajra Yogini’s practice. Start now as a preliminary practice even without initiation (blog article: Starting on Vajra Yogini Now- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4395). Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sada Andreyev. She visited him in Los Angeles. Taken in Tsem Rinpoche\'s room in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre.
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The young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sada Andreyev. She visited him in Los Angeles. Taken in Tsem Rinpoche's room in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre.
Young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sonia Waskin. She visited him in Los Angeles, California.
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Young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sonia Waskin. She visited him in Los Angeles, California.
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Taken outside of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Centre where Tsem Rinpoche was living. Los Angeles, California, USA
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Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Taken outside of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Centre where Tsem Rinpoche was living. Los Angeles, California, USA
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Los Angeles, California, USA
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Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Los Angeles, California, USA
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his parents Boris and Dana Bugayeff. And on the extreme right is Tsem Rinpoche\'s cousin Toktun Gugajew. This was in Howell, New Jersey, USA
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The young Tsem Rinpoche with his parents Boris and Dana Bugayeff. And on the extreme right is Tsem Rinpoche's cousin Toktun Gugajew. This was in Howell, New Jersey, USA
Tsem Rinpoche attending the wedding of Carmen Kichikov\'s brother. Tsem Rinpoche is 2nd from the right and in his adolescence. Howell, New Jersey, USA
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Tsem Rinpoche attending the wedding of Carmen Kichikov's brother. Tsem Rinpoche is 2nd from the right and in his adolescence. Howell, New Jersey, USA
When my adorable Dharma boy came home to me. I love you Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
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When my adorable Dharma boy came home to me. I love you Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche in Taiwan as a baby where he was born
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Tsem Rinpoche in Taiwan as a baby where he was born
Tsem Rinpoche as a baby holding an umbrella
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Tsem Rinpoche as a baby holding an umbrella
Think about this...
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Think about this...
Our frustrations have meaning when it\'s for others and a greater cause.
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Our frustrations have meaning when it's for others and a greater cause.
It is much better to be doing good things for others than just for ourselves.
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It is much better to be doing good things for others than just for ourselves.
Contemplate this please...
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Contemplate this please...
Is there life beyond the grave? If the soul exists, does it survive death? If so, when did the belief first arise that the soul may reincarnate, to be born anew in another physical body? Before we unlock the future we must find the keys to the past. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Join me and open the door to ancient mysteries beginning now, here on A&E. Continue reading here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37831
2 months ago
Is there life beyond the grave? If the soul exists, does it survive death? If so, when did the belief first arise that the soul may reincarnate, to be born anew in another physical body? Before we unlock the future we must find the keys to the past. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Join me and open the door to ancient mysteries beginning now, here on A&E. Continue reading here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37831
It was a great honour for myself and Kechara to have His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting us. He is a courageous and extremely brave abbot emeritus of the monastery during it\'s most difficult time.~Tsem Rinpoche - Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132602
2 months ago
It was a great honour for myself and Kechara to have His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting us. He is a courageous and extremely brave abbot emeritus of the monastery during it's most difficult time.~Tsem Rinpoche - Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132602
This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche. 

Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes. 

This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes. This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche
A beautiful photograph of a path walking down from Manjushri Hill in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
2 months ago
A beautiful photograph of a path walking down from Manjushri Hill in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
This picture is of KB lovingly holding Mumu while he tries to stand up. I was in the room with them and someone else took this picture. It is a very sad and poignant picture because just a short while after this picture was taken, Mumu passed away with all of us present. This was the last picture of my little Mumu alive. We immediately did puja for Mumu and he is sorely missed by many as he touched our lives deeply. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This picture is of KB lovingly holding Mumu while he tries to stand up. I was in the room with them and someone else took this picture. It is a very sad and poignant picture because just a short while after this picture was taken, Mumu passed away with all of us present. This was the last picture of my little Mumu alive. We immediately did puja for Mumu and he is sorely missed by many as he touched our lives deeply. Tsem Rinpoche
For years I have been doing this everywhere I go, no matter where or what country I am in. Always be kind to animals.
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For years I have been doing this everywhere I go, no matter where or what country I am in. Always be kind to animals.
Practising makes you better at something. If you keep practising in laziness, that is what you will become good in. If you keep practising generosity, that is what you will develop. Keep practising in what you want to become good at.
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Practising makes you better at something. If you keep practising in laziness, that is what you will become good in. If you keep practising generosity, that is what you will develop. Keep practising in what you want to become good at.
Real spirituality is kindness.
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Real spirituality is kindness.
Our time on this earth in this lifetime is short. It\'s our choice what will look back on when we are in our final moments.
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Our time on this earth in this lifetime is short. It's our choice what will look back on when we are in our final moments.
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Switzerland 50,198
Mexico 40,579
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