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How would you like to wake up to a day where you have no pain, fear, anxieties, stress and you are left alone to enjoy the air, earth, sunshine, fresh foods, friends and natural environment?


Well not only you but all animals would like this. Take a look below. This monkey will not have such a day. Tsem Rinpoche






“Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
-Professor Charles R. Magel

We are also the guinea pigs:
New scientific research has cast grave doubt on the safety testing of hundreds of thousands of consumer products, food additives and industrial chemicals. Everyday products, from soft drinks and baby foods, to paints, gardening products, cosmetics and shampoos, contain numerous synthetic chemicals as preservatives, dyes, active ingredients, or as contaminants. Official assurances of the safety of these chemicals are based largely on animal experiments that use rabbits, mice, rats and dogs. But new results from a consortium of researchers and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scien…ces suggest such assurances may be worthless.


When we teach our children to inspire dread and fear, substantiated by an unbalanced sense of their importance and power, it is no wonder so many often seek the thrill of terror.

It is not a gigantic leap from ‘unfeeling callousness’ to out of control rage and murder for someone accustomed to tormenting harmless creatures. The question is not only whether this troubled individual should have been involved with vivisection, but whether any young adults should ever be exposed to such a blatant desecration of life.  The spiritual poverty of dominion lies in its failure to grasp the nature of compassion and empathy, in such a painfully short supply in the world today.


Animal Rights and Human Wrongs

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  1. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. I studied biology in school and needed to kill and dissect insects or small animals to study their anatomy.

    I don’t know how to describe my feeling now as I am confused and speechless because I was one of them who killed animals without compassion and empathy.

    I deeply regret and will not repeat this again.

  2. Su Lin on Jun 29, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    So next time when you want to buy something always check the lables if whether it was animals tested or not. As I learned in Dharma Class, we shouldnt but animal tested products. Make it stop!

  3. beatrix ooi on Feb 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    This is very heartbreaking, I mean look at the poor monkey’s face, clearly that it was scared and hopeless. How could humans be so cold blooded? Every being does not deserve this kind of treatment, animals are also lives and they do have feelings, they feel fear and pain as well. Why hurt a living being? What do you get?

  4. Wendy Loh on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Remember that as humans, the ones who claim superiority over other creatures, should we disturb the balance of nature, we will be the first to suffer greatly. When this happens, it does not matter whether we are similar or different from animals.

  5. David Lai on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I love the little logical explanations of why experimentation and exploitation of animals rests upon the illogical assumption that animals and humans are different. However, we all know the truth as they are exactly like us except the ability to express and are more vulnerable due to lacking in mental faculties. The truth is that we all know that but few want to face this fact and continue exploitation without realizing the consequences to your conscience, spirituality and our humanity. If we are truly human beings endowed with the superior intellect, then we would know how to think, protect and cherish other beings besides ourselves. Thus, non harming of animals is really about getting closer to our humanity.

  6. Vinnie Tan on Nov 6, 2013 at 1:07 am

    It is just so wrong that we as humans experiment things on animals that we would not even dare to use it on ourselves. Only after the animals use it, then we would use it. What does this show?

    It just show that we ourselves are not confident with the negative results that these products will do to us. How can we do things like that to animals if we do not dare to use it as well?! Animals too have feelings just like how all of us have. They too go through the emotions that we go through.

    If we changed a situation and it is a human child being on that table instead of a monkey, the world would definitely react in a different manner. It is just sad how people do not see how similar the animals are with us.

  7. abby f on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    The illogical prove that shown in the example above is so powerful! And the logical contradiction only shows that we are wrong. If we are right and this is the universal truth, why there will be logical contradiction? Why we cannot explain with logic about the illogical part of the explanation? Because we covered part of the truth yet we couldn’t just run away with it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a powerful quote!!

  8. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    To test human medicine and cosmetics and etc on animals for human consumption makes not sense at all. At best it is an approximation. Yet people do it for the sake of profit. Somehow the people who butcher animals are no different from people who test on animals. Testing on animals wathcing the animals suffer how can they tolerate that?

  9. June Tang(KH JB) on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.It’s so sad to see all the never ending suffering is happening all around us.I am very agreed one of Rinpoche teaching said that ” We may look different but in our capacity to suffer,we are SAME .We shouldn’t harm animals by any reason!” All lives are precious !! STOP animals cruelty and be vegetarian !!!

  10. Felix Kong on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

    So cruelty that do experiment on animals and just want to test whether the product is “SAFE” for human to use. Human so selfishness, let them living in a horrible lab and giving nightmare to them every night, no one want to stay like this condition. Please stop to use animals to be guinea pigs and consumer stop to buy any product which is animal tested. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  11. Cliff on Oct 10, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Aimals really do not deserve this sort of treatment, it is so sad to see the monkey in agonising pain and fear in its eyes. To torment and torture it like that is just simply cruel. The contradictory statement of being the same but not exactly the same is plain denial from the truth that they ARE the same like us. They feel pain, fear, love, etc. yet through our ignorant greed of power we think because we are more intelligent than they are we have the right to treat them like this, that is stupid. With our intelligence we should know better to not kill, to not torture another living being. I really need to be more aware of the products that I buy, I do not know which products conduct animal testing and which do not. Even the fame Body Shop being bought over by Loreal can no longer claim to be vegetarian friendly. With products we buy such as beauty products, we should spend more time on working on our inner beauty than the beauty we buy supporting animal testing to smother on our face.

  12. louise on Oct 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Because our selfish we use animal to be guinea pigs. Then do you believe alien? May be very soon human will be the ginea pigs!

    The world is round. What ever we do, it will come back!

    Be kind to people and animal.

  13. Julien Roth on Oct 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I believe in animal rights, and i think they are some things that should be taken more seriously. Animals do not deserve for this to happen to them. They deserve to wake up to a life with no pain, suffering and torture. They should be treated with love. I hope that the word spreads fast. Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche. I am happy that Rinpoche decided to share this. Its good that more and more people know.

  14. Darren Kechara on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Inhumane! But because the animals can’t speak and they are subject to being experiments. But i am sure there is other way instead of using them experiments… Om Mani Pedme Hum. May these animals break away from their realm and reborn as human.

  15. Uncle Eddie on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    People still often ask if animals should have rights; quite simply the answer is “YES”. Animals should deserve to live their lives free from exploitation, pains and sufferings! All animals do have the feelings to suffer in the same way and to the same degree that humans do if not worst. Supporters of animals’ rights believe that every creature with a will to live has a right to live free from pain and suffering. Only our prejudice denies them of that right we expect to have for ourselves; and such prejudice is totallly and morally unacceptable. Irrespective of its species, dogs, cats, pigs and monkeys have the same capacity to feel pain, but based on species that sometimes allow us to think of one animal as a loving companion and the other as a ‘dinner’.

  16. jerry_sito on Oct 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm






    倘若大家都接触了师父的教诲,那么世界不就充满了法喜了吗 :)


  17. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Saw the picture, the little poor monkey is like us full of frightent and helpless, no one like this feeling, how we can do this on animals just fulfill human ‘ s research. Stop to use animals on all research.

  18. henry ooi on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:09 am

    All so called scientific researches are for name and money regardless of experiments done on animals or humans. That is why we hear of so many types of diseases afflicting modern day people and animals compared to 30 years ago.

    We humans allowed it because we wanted the name and prestige, and money. We, I included, allowed it because we say we are too busy with our life, job, career, business, pursuits and we think to ourselves that life is short so might as well make full use of it rather than fight against these big scientific corporations.
    Hence humans and animals suffer, Earth suffers.

  19. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Animals should be treated with same respect, love and care. Animals are like us because we have the same reaction and feeling towards pain. We don’t understand their language or sign doesn’t mean that animals do not understand us. They have more kindness and care towards others compare to us, human. Shame on ignorant human.

  20. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    The poor monkey is one of millions of animals who are abused daily and subject to the whims and fancies of their human captors. Here he is being used in an experiment that may not even bring any benefit to people. In the meantime so much pain and suffering is being inflicted.

    The same callousness towards these animals is also directed towards humans. So much preservatives, chemicals and additives are being used in our foodstuff, with never a thought about the safety and welfare of consumers.

    Callousness is being ‘bred’ in young minds and no one seems to be bothered about its terrible impact, short and long term, on them and others. The world is so sadly deficient in such precious ‘commodities’ as care and compassion.People pay so little attention to them and they are so badly needed.

  21. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for pointing out the animals cruelty through the experiment and all kind of tests the animals have to endure. All the animals have the same emotions and feelings like us, but they cannot speak our human languages to express themselves. All the world peace activities should include animal rights as well, not only just saving human beings but other sentient beings like animals.

  22. wansan on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Many people still do not care much about animals’ feelings or even their lives. To many people, they are just animals. They are nothing but animals.. We should stop doing such cruel and inhuman act to the animals. They have feelings too, just like you and me!

  23. Adrian Cho on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Definitely won’t like this… This is so cruel and inhuman. It was so sad when seeing this picture of cute monkey, that treat monkey like this.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  24. Patsy on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Animals deserve a chance to live and not abused by humans. How would we feel if we are tight up and ended up on the chopping board. Our fears we experience will also be like this monkey… frightened and helpless.

    Be kind to animals and never harm another being. Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing and creating the awareness of animal abuse.

  25. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Oct 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing,

    Animal Rights and Human Wrongs
    “Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
    -Professor Charles R. Magel

    The answers from the experimenters are so un-logical…

    May be learn more Dharma and get to know more details on Cause and Effect hence to lesser down our ignorance towards all sentient beings…

  26. sarahyap on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Experimentation on animals is certainly one of the most cruel thing people has done… I am from the pharmaceutical line and back when I was studying, experimenting on animals is really ‘unavoidable’.

    Fortunately, the course that I was taking is under an Australian university, and they have set very strict laws surrounding the usage of animals in laboratories… so we managed to go through our laboratory sessions with more simulations rather than using an actual animal. However, I think this is not the case for many other universities out there.

    The pharmaceutical and cosmetic line is one of the worst when it comes to animal testing. Both use a very different way of testing as the application method is entirely different. Cosmetic animal testing is less complicated but no less cruel… The bath lotion, shampoo, facial cream, toner, etc that we’re using today have most probably been tested on an animal. The classic way of testing any soap/shampoo is applying the product on an animal and leaving it on the animal unwashed for several weeks… due to the chemicals, the skin is often corroded and from there they will adjust the component and formulation of the product. Cruel indeed…

    In the pharmaceutical line, is even more extensive… just one drug, it probably would have taken millions of lives due to animal testing. The worst part about testing a drug is that one actually induce the disease on the animal in order to test the efficacy of the drug. So, take for example, if you are testing a cream to treat burns, then you would have to intentionally burn a certain part of the body on the animal, and then apply the medication to observe the healing process… of course this is just a brief explanation but I think you guys get the picture.

    Thankfully some countries have already place ban on animal testing, though it is more concentrated on cosmetic products. So, I always make sure I support brands that are against animal cruelty… I think this is one of the best way to encourage companies to opt for a more compassionate way in developing their products.

  27. Edward Ooi on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Dear Rinpoche, every living being would love to wake up to a day that was described by Rinpoche on the above. But this, I just can’t really describe it in words. IF we have the power to shut down all this kind of activities then we all can have a very healthy and happy life. But we don’t and that’s our main problem.

  28. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    This is so unnecessary! Since the products are to be used by humans, then why don’t just get them to do the experiments? Oh, because the laws say we can’t! So what about the animals? Why don’t people be more concerned about them? Just because they don’t speak human language, right! So what do you think the animals are doing in this world? They are here to grow old and then die NATURALLY eventually, we have no rights to lock them up and send them to labs for experiments! They are just like us, they have feelings too! Please wake up people, it’s thousands and thousands of lives we are saying, not ten or twenty; they are lives, not toys.

  29. Sean Wang on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing this blog post. Vivisection, the act of animal testing is very bad. Animal testing does not prove anything when it comes to the humans. Animals can be safe consuming certain chemicals whereas humans can’t consume the same.

  30. Jutika lam on Oct 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Just looking at the picture of the monkey with it’s hands and feet tied to the table and the face makes me want to cry because all animals in the world do not have to deserve such treatment at all.

    Animals should have all the rights to freedom and a happy, big and open place for animals to roam freely and happily.

    Of course I would like to wake up feeling great, healthy, fearless without pain and stress but if i had the choice to have the above mentioned I would rather give it to all the animals as they deserve to have more freedom to roam, eat, play and roam freely than we do because we don’t have to worry of having jabs being poked in to our skin, getting butchered for humans and so on.

    That’s why I think that animals deserve to have their pain and sufferings lifted of their shoulders.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.


  31. Lucas Roth on Oct 5, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    animals deserve rights and i try my best to tell people and spread awareness that this happens and some people just don’t care, it is so sad how humans can be so stupid to say “they are like us so come on lets experiment on them”. it is so horrid

  32. Ck siah on Oct 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm


  33. Shelly tai on Oct 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this blog post. Such a inhuman act if come to think about it if we ourselves being the victims furthermore the monkey cannot talk he only know how to shout how can we do this such selfish act.

  34. thierry on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

    The very anxious look on the monkey’s face is enough for anyone to decide there and then to not start what they are about to start.

    I remember a story I was told of someone, a slaughterer of cows working in a slaughter house that one day resigned and stopped eating meat simply because of the the stare he got from a cow that he was about to slaughter.

    One look, one eye contact, one mind contact. That is all that was needed for the person to relate no more to another “animal” that had nothing better to do with his life but be killed and eaten, but to relate to another being that has a body, that feels pain, that feels anguish but also feels compassion… a living being, a sentient being.

    I see that eye contact in the picture, how could the people IN the picture miss that?
    I feel sorry for them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.
    I wish it will help us, as a human civilization, to stop engaging in actions that are making us anachronistic and pointless.

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    Thursday, Nov 26. 2015 01:13 AM
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    If we would understand anything, not only must we be physically still, but our minds must be extremely alert yet tranquil. That alert passivity of the mind does not come about through compulsion. We cannot train the mind to be silent; then it is merely like a trained monkey, outwardly quiet, but inwardly boiling. We must give our time, our thought, our whole being, to that which we want to understand.
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  • xuliang
    Monday, Nov 23. 2015 11:06 AM
    Is it not the nature of the mind to acquire, to absorb? Or rather, the pattern it has created for itself is one of gathering in; and in that very activity the mind is preparing its own weariness, boredom. Interest, curiosity, is the beginning of acquisition, which soon becomes boredom; and the urge to be free from boredom is another form of possession. So the mind goes from boredom to interest to boredom again, till it is utterly weary; and these successive waves of interest and weariness are regarded as existence.
  • Carmen Koo
    Monday, Nov 23. 2015 01:16 AM
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  • xuliang
    Sunday, Nov 22. 2015 08:31 PM
    Truth is much too serious to play with; it is much too dangerous to have one part of our heart in the temple of truth and another part in the temple of unrealities and half-truths. For that way is the way of sorrow, is the way of contention, is the way of vain beliefs which shall decay. If we have not that white flame, which comes from understanding, which is born out of patience, we will not enter into that kingdom where Truth abides. As a sweet flower that decays and perishes, so shall be he who merely holds to sweet enjoyments, but if we would be as the tree that withstands every storm and dances in every breeze, we must delight in truth and walk in the light of truth.
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Sunday, Nov 22. 2015 06:57 PM
    The Chinese have a 10 year old orange skin (peels) tea. They take the skin of oranges or tangerines and dry it and age for ten years. When you brew tea from this, it is said to be very healthy and excellent for the body. It reduces thirst, increasing saliva, detoxifies, clears flem and also boosts immune system. You can drink it all day and everyday and it’s excellent. The best are from Hong Kong. But mostly can import. I have been drinking this and it’s very good. Tsem Rinpoche

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What Am I Writing Now


The Unknown

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

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2 weeks ago
Please see the WONDERFUL NEW PHOTOS taken just this morning (November 13, 2015) here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=81688 (Be sure to scroll to the bottom until part 2 to see the pictures)
2 weeks ago
We at Kechara Forest Retreat had the honor to have a visit from Yang Dipertua Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail who is the Head of the Bentong Municipal Council. We thank him for taking the time as he was very busy. Thank you very much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Pastor David giving a well received talk on the practice of Black Manjushri
2 weeks ago
Found a green patch of land to spend with friends...
2 weeks ago
Nice to see our fellow Modern Buddhist Fellowship members engaged in Dharma.
2 weeks ago
Manjushri-ghosha, Kumara (English: Youthful Prince, Melodious Voice)
2 weeks ago
Wonderful certificates of our Kechara pastors..meaningful and touching.
2 weeks ago
This office table has something interesting on it.
2 weeks ago
Powerfully true
2 weeks ago
To have kind and caring people in our lives is a blessing
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
I really wanted to share this incredible picture of the Tibetologist Alexandra David-Neel outside of her retreat cave in Tibet. She's one of the first non-Tibetans who penetrated Tibet to engage in the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. She really practiced and even wrote books on Buddhism and Tibet which are still available now. ~Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
A photo taken by Pastor Shin of Tsem Rinpoche's Dorje Shugden traditional mask. This is on Tsem Rinpoche's shrine. Very nice photo.
3 weeks ago
At Chin Swee Temple with my long time friend Dato' Wira Eric.
3 weeks ago
Amogha-pasa Avalokitesvara
3 weeks ago
I love small quaint towns in Japan. No matter how rural or small any village is in Japan, it is still kept very clean and asthetic matching nature. 
3 weeks ago
Left to right: Gekula (disciplinarian), Abbot Geshe Konchok Tsering, Tsem Rinpoche, H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche-We are inviting Kensur Rinpoche for tenshug. Tenshug is grand puja to request Kensur Rinpoche to live long. This is in Gaden and we are inviting him to the prayer hall to perform the tenshug. Tsem Rinpoche is the requester and sponsor.
3 weeks ago
This is a nice picture
3 weeks ago
Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen
3 weeks ago
Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and Kari Kensur Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery
3 weeks ago
Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.H. Zong Rinpoche & Kyabje Lati Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Kyabje Lati Rinpoche makes offerings to H.H. Trijang Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Kyabje Lati Rinpoche makes offering to their Holinesses Kyabje Ling and Trijang Rinpoches
4 weeks ago
Lady Buddha Janguli who protects from snakes and venom poisoning.
4 weeks ago
If there is a blind man walking towards a well and he can fall in, whose fault is it if he falls in? This can be related back to those in dharma should act to guide others by example otherwise you let everyone fall into the well. If they do fall in samsara's well, whose fault is it? Have the courage, integrity and fortitude to practice dharma and bring dharma to others to help them.~ Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This group in Kechara Forest Retreat completed a Singdongma retreat on October 28, 2015.
1 month ago
Magnificent and Glorious Buddha Goddess Singdongma the Lion Faced lady who dispells all fear from the ten directions for those who invoke upon her fercocious and volcanic like power. Praise to this wrathful lady that burns all gnosis and projections! Remover of all that harms and obstructs and trampled under her feet. Tsem Rinpoche--To learn more about Singdongma: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=31904
1 month ago
Xiaqiong Monastary, Qinghai, Tibet, China. Over 100 meters tall Lord Tsongkapa statue. The only one of it's kind. Totally amazing. Picture 2
1 month ago
Xiaqiong Monastary, Qinghai, Tibet, China. Over 100 meters tall Lord Tsongkapa statue. The only one of it's kind. Totally amazing. Picture 1
1 month ago
This was taken in Kechara House. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This was taken in Gaden Shartse Monastery on the day of my enthronement as Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I think I was in Sera Mey Monastery when this was taken over 18 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
1 month ago
Many times we hear great Vajra Yogini practitioners when cremated, their fire pyres appear in the form of Vajra Yogini. We hear this many times as a sign they went to Kechara Paradise, gained high realizations or enlightened by Vajra Yogini's path. Although this picture does not depict a funeral pyre of a great practitioner, but the fire looks curiously like Vajra Yogini. Enjoy and may all be blessed by Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
1 month ago
When you work hard and produce results, everyone is silenced and those who make noise is just noise and society allows you some freedoms. You have to have the integrity to finish what you started and what you promised. Do it for others, those concerned and for yourself.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
You can work with me and we finish the dreams. You can leave citing any reasons you may have. You may join back again with me and my arms are open to you. Or you may go away as an enemy or remain friends. However you do I will accept. I dream big and work hard and sometimes it's hard for you, others and me, but if we finish, there is great satisfaction. Satisfaction doesn't come free. But one thing for sure, I will finish what I have started with or without you. Too many depend on it and many have hopes in it. We need to remember our words, our promises and our hopes we gave others and not shatter it. Sometimes we need to put our personal feelings aside and just get it done with a bang and be happy about it because in the end letting others down is not a way of life. Be kind, have integrity, don't make excuses, don't justify but just complete the works that make the dreams materialize and in the process you fulfill the dreams of many others. Others is always the key. Others and oneself are intertwined. Life is then fulfilled. That is life. Life is like that.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Please click on picture to see this special mantra
1 month ago
Long Manjushri mantra: Namo Manjushriye Kumara Bhutaya Bodhisattvaya Maha-sattvaya Maha-karuni-kaya Tayatha Om Aradzey Biradzey Shuddhey Bishuddhey Shodaya Bishodayey Amaley Bimaley Nirmaley Dzaya-varey Ruru-tsaley Hung Hung Hung Phet Phet Phet Soha!
1 month ago
Love is.....
1 month ago
Very powerful. Must click on picture and read and share.
2 months ago
Some people just work quietly in the background and do their best in their own way to benefit others. They don't say much but work super hard. I must say Pastor Dr. Lanse is one of them. She does not need attention, she does not complain and she does not ever create problems. She is independent and yet kind. She is our wonderful translator who works very hard to get translations of many dharma teachings into Chinese. This is just something short and sweet to let everyone know how much I appreciate Pastor Lanse and enjoy being with her work and her. Because of her and several other vital and lovely people, much practical dharma is in the Chinese speaking world. I thank Pastor Dr. Lanse from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Materialism is prevalent because the societal norms teaches people to be consumers at a young age. Buying things we don't need all to feed the ego. You can drive an expensive vehicle, but at the end of the day its still just a car. You can buy a flashy watch, but in reality all it does is tell time. People are more concerned with image and feeding their egos than being a beneficial person to society. Investing money on the outside to appear a certain way to others, yet forgetting to invest in yourself to becoming a better person. People spend their whole lives working to attain materialistic things using their accumulation of materialism to validate their existence, but when you die you can't take any of it with you. Don't let this system turn you into a vanity slave, realize you're worth much more than that. Feed your soul not your ego.-from Dr Asky (Powerful words of wisdom even from the secular point of view)
2 months ago
I love little Dharma boy.
2 months ago
Lord Tsongkhapa's holy retreat house in Tibet. Huge pilgrimage spot.
2 months ago
Lama Tsongkhapa footprint as a child
2 months ago
Kedrub Je's personal statue of Yamantaka
2 months ago
Prince Siddhartha with his maternal aunt Queen Mahaprajapati Gotami
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Videos On The Go

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    2 months ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    2 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    3 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    3 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
  • Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    5 months ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    6 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    6 months ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
  • Mumu Loves Snack!
    6 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    6 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    6 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    6 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue


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7 hours ago
Kechara Puja Team completed an Outcall Dorje Shugden led by Pastor Tat-Ming Lim this afternoon. Pastor gave a dharma talk of Introduction to Dorje Shugden to those present in the puja.
10 hours ago
25 November 2015 A Bodhisatta is a being devoted to Enlightenment - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/a-bodhisatta-is-a-being-devoted-to-enlightenment - Pastor Antoinette
11 hours ago
Rinpoche is so kind and campassion. Let everyone can invite buddha to home#http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/ - HoyRou - KO
11 hours ago
死是每个人都必须经历,如何为自己还未死前如何做好准备?谢晓晶讲法师在禅修林为我们讲解和分享《不知死,焉知生?》。感谢,谢晓晶的分享! #SupportPastor - HoyRou -KO
11 hours ago
Happy Mama doing rehearsal with cute kids #KSDS #GRADUATION - HoyRou - KO
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Hurry up go and register let you kid have fun in this camp #KSDS#W.O.A.HCAMP - HoyRou - KO
12 hours ago
Red Bean Banana Roll Dessert http://www.kecharaoasis.com/ - KO-HoyRou
12 hours ago
Puja member preparing tea during an Outcall puja. By Puja House 25 November'15
12 hours ago
Puja member preparing offering for tonight puja. By Puja House 25 November'15
12 hours ago
Tonight we have double protector puja, Dorje Shugden and Setrap puja which will be conducted in mandarin. By Puja House 25 November'15
19 hours ago
Step by step...we can finally cut down our attachment on food. -NgJesvin~KSDS
20 hours ago
Thanks all papa, mama, daddy, mummy and granny for joining our graduation concert. ~NgJesvin.KSDS
20 hours ago
Sometimes they moody and sometimes they as good as angel. Well done my lovely kids. NgJesvin~KSDS
20 hours ago
20 hours ago
Taking vegetarian is about the mind transform and cut down the attachment of food. ~NgJesvin KSDS
Gratitude makes us happier. H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche. http://on.fb.me/1NthEpL Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Dorje Shugden: The Protector Of Our Time! This unique full-colour graphic novel brings to life the history, lineage and miraculous activities of Dorje Shugden, the special protector of the 600-year-old Gelugpa lineage founded by Lama Tsongkhapa. http://www.vajrasecrets.com/dorje-shugden-the-protector-of-our-time-english
2 days ago
Big Dorje Shugden puja conducted this morning to clear Sponsor's obstacles on her cancer treatment. By Puja House 24 November'15
2 days ago
Sponsor sponsored offering for weekly puja . By Puja House 24 November'15
2 days ago
Team making torma for today's puja. By Puja House 24 November'15
2 days ago
Open register from now. Hurry! Grab the early bird price. Asyley Chia KSDS
3 days ago
I am not alone ! From:June Tang(Khjb)
3 days ago
Never give up ! From:June Tang(Khjb)
3 days ago
Stop segregation ! ~Tsem Rinpoche From:June Tang(Khjb)
3 days ago
Face the truth ~Tsem Rinpoche From:June Tang(Khjb)





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