Study Room in a Forest

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Scholar’s Library was designed by architect Peter Gluck and is located in the Catskill Mountains, northwest of New York, USA. This unusual building accommodates over 10,000 books belonging to the architect and his wife, a scholar of Japanese history.

You can look at the incredible looking studying refuge as a 20 feet cube filled with knowledge. While the ground floor has no windows as it was especially developed for storing books, the upper level is open towards the inspiring natural environment. The large windows offer panoramic views of the surrounding forest and contribute to creating a charming retreat, perfect for studying and relaxation. There is plenty of space within the beautiful studio, enough to shelter a comfy sofa, work spaces and bookshelves. Could you imagine a better office? ( Photos by Paul Warchol )

 

 

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Dear friends,

I love this type of setting. I love this type of room, where you are indoors but as if you are living outdoors. I wanted to share this with everyone. Lovely study room. Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

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  1. Jacinta Goh on Jul 23, 2014 at 12:36 am

    I wonder whether this study room concept will be manifested in KFR? I prefer the view from inside. It should be a cosy place to be in. Perhaps, this is the future modern cave for great meditators….Who knows?

  2. Vinnie Tan on Oct 3, 2013 at 2:54 am

    The setting of the library is just beautiful! It is just so nice to have an environment like this to chill and read up on some books, improving ourselves in such a beautiful place.

    Just by looking at the photos, it looks as though I am looking at a painting, and whatever is there is all fake. I really hope one day I would have a place like this as well, away from everything.

  3. andrew on Mar 22, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    imagine kechara forest retreat had everything you needed forever and you never ever needed to go any where ever again

  4. Andrew Boon on Mar 4, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Looking back at this post, pics 3-6 seem to be manifesting in Enchanted Forest in KFR. There is a library space within the Forest Ladrang that has a similar feel and view!

    In fact the one in Enchanted Forest has floor to ceiling windows which makes the view even more spectacular. The Ladrang construction headed by Liaison JP Thong is shaping into a spectacular architectural beauty in the middle of forest right by a hill… Well done JP!

    Fact: JP was also the person that was in charge of the building of TTDI Tsem Ladrang.

    Here are some interesting snippets of JP, a look at another side to JP:

    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/tsem-paranormal-tv/jp.html

    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/liaisons/jp-treats-e-division-today.html

  5. Joy on Mar 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Amazing and superb… this is perhaps the most beautiful forest space I’ve ever seen! It may look very small but it certainly gives you the feel of being inside a forest and all that green space is so refreshing! What I like about it is its simplicity and how modern lifestyle is blend in and not challenging nature!

    Rinpoche’s library in KFR looks just like this! Soon Rinpoche will not feel claustrophobic anymore and will be able to get clean fresh air daily which is also good for the health! Thank you JP and KFR team for bringing our Guru’s own personal wish come true!!!

  6. Sean Wang on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    This would be a great idea for a meditation hut or an office. It would be wonderful to be surrounded by forests while working or meditating. It is said that by looking at plants, one’s creative side of the brain will become more active and work will become more productive and creative.

  7. Jutika Lam on Feb 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Wow!!! This idea of a house cum an office is so cool! It is amazing how creative people can get when it comes to going green.

    If i had the money i would definitively find the sponsors, sources as well as the resources and build one of this for Rinpoche to stay and do Rinpoche’s work in this cube.

    It looks quite small but taking a look at the inside it has actually quite a lot of space. How nice if we could have this cubes as a place for people to rent and stay in Kechara Forest Retreat.

    I also went to visit there website and i found out that they have a lot of ideas on housing designs, really creative….

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article!

    Love
    Jutika

  8. Albert Ratchaga on Jan 7, 2013 at 2:29 am

    The design is very simple, and yet, very nice and comfortable.

    Some times in the world, we do not need to have luxury things to make us happy, things can be very simple, it is just to see whether we put effort in it or not.

    Having a library in the forest, hehe, what a life, reading have to be in peace, getting peace in the forest which hear no other sound except nature. isn’t it fun?

  9. Sharon Saw on Jan 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    This is a very simple yet beautiful concept, bringing the forest into the living space. I know this is something Rinpoche loves very much and i hope that Rinpoche will be able to have something similar to this in the Enchanted Forest at KFR.

  10. Jessica Yap on Dec 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I love this room! I wouldn’t mind staying here to spend the remaining natural years of my life. But i don’t think i will like the insects though, hehe.

    Hopefully we’d be able to have this in KFR! May Rinpoche’s visions come true..

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  11. ysun on Sep 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

    wow… lovely place to enjoy a book and the environment at the same time…

  12. k g nawkar on Aug 15, 2012 at 12:47 am

    thanks for beautiful idea…. really zen is language of heart……!

  13. Jamie Puon on Jul 29, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Not scare of orang utan?

  14. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 18, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Amazing place, you are in nature yet with the comforts of life. It would be great if there is abundant wildlife too one gets to see them too.

  15. Bengkooi on Jul 12, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Rinpoche has always loved mountains and hills since he was a child, and one of Rinpoche’s dearest wishes is to retreat to a mountain or forest cave to meditate and do extensive retreats. In Rinpoche’s own words, he always feels a strong inclination to mountains, hills and mountain lakes, and this has been the case since he was younger.

    During interviews in Tibet with some of Rinpoche’s previous lives students, we learned that the scenery in eastern Tibet, where Kentrul Thubten Lamsang (immediate previous incarnation of Rinpoche) had scenery exactly like that. For that reason, the pull of the mountains and hills is very strong in Rinpoche’s current life.

    This study room is beautiful and inspiring. I love the sweeping green views of the forest, the coziness of the room, and particularly the idea of a cube filled with knowledge…. I so wish to create something similar in the Kechara Forest Retreat someday… And offer it to Rinpoche…

  16. patsy on Jul 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    What a beautiful library. We can have one built in Kechara Forest Retreat. We can be inside reading a book and yet able to enjoy the serene, lush greenery outside. This type of room is also ideal for meditation.

  17. nicholas on Jul 3, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Wow, this is really cool!
    People go to library to look for books and enjoy the quietness of the environment for reading.
    Imagine this place where we can enjoy the same facility with the extra of the green, woods and nature environment, it really gives a different mood from the city library.

    KFR will be the perfect place. People driving to KFR passing by the forest and walking through the nature. What a wonderful place that free our mind from our busy life and just let us find peace.

  18. lucy yap on Jul 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    A creative ,elegant and amazing library!Visitors to KFR will be spellbound.A great place to relax and enjoy the delightful surroundings.It is spacious too.It’ll be wonderful to have a library like this at KFR.Thank you Rinpoche for these lovely pictures.

  19. Sean Wang on Jun 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    This is such a beautiful library. It would be such an ideal place for a writer. Usually, writers will get a ‘writer’s block’ in the city. I think that that ‘block’ will not occur in such a beautiful place. I hope that in Kechara Forest Retreat and KWPC, we will be able to have something like this. It would so wonderful to be surrounded constantly by the everlasting tranquility of nature.

  20. Han on Jun 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Simple yet modern and innovative library. Imagine we also have one in Malaysia, would be fabulous!
    The whole environment embodies the nature of the forest, the lights, the sun and the fresh air, very peaceful and zen feel!

  21. su an on Jun 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    wow so nice! i feel so peaceful just looking at the photos. so conducive environment for reading or meditating. and can have such a pleasant view to rest our eyes after looking at the computer :D

  22. Lim Han Nee on Jun 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    What a lovely concept!Bringing the forest into one’s study! Having a study retreat in the forest! The large windows open out to receive a panoramic view of forest trees. Build this in Kechara Forest Retreat and there will be the view of lake and hills as well.

    How perfect, how serene and blissfully quiet it will be: this study for Rinpoche built in KFR – a retreat within a retreat!

  23. Thierry Janssens on Jun 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    What a wonderful piece of design, very inspiring, serene, the kind of place that frees the mind so one can focus on his study or practice, no distraction, only visula surrounding that supports the working of the mind….
    Very beautiful, thank you Rinpoche!

  24. Irene Lim on Jun 28, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    This is what I called living in the woods in simplicity and yet comfortably. Good design.

  25. Pastor Ngeow on Jun 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Can I imagine a better reading room/office ? i can but its not going to improve on it very much. I believe some more rustic treatment to the grey concrete walls may blend the bldg better into the environment.
    I believe the attractive feature is in its simplicity of design – both in form and function. The cuboid shape is most appropriate. It reminds me of my university days when its huge multi storey library building have a special floor where little cubicles with soft lighting are available for research students. A relaxing reading room environment do make a difference in one’s concentration and sense of pleasantness.

  26. Victor Phang on Jun 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    A library in forest. I love the room and environment very much. Very clean and neat design plus Reading, learning and meditating with the nature. This is the ideal paradise… hehe!
    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche :)

  27. Yoke Fui on Jun 28, 2012 at 7:57 am

    This is a simple and functional library. User of this library is connected to nature through the glassed windows.

    This can be easily put up at KFR at any time by ourselves.
    How nice it would be to receive knowledge and gain wisdom in a natural surrounding like this,

  28. Martin on Jun 28, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Perfect design for those of us who love nature and the outdoors and at the same time would like to have all the mod cons. I love how the design offers enough light and a sense of seclusiveness. Of course the land plays a crucial part.

    The 5_ acre land at KFR is perfect for something like this, with the addition of a beautiful view of the hills.

    Nice place. Just looking at it makes my bp drop.

  29. Cynthia Ng on Jun 28, 2012 at 12:38 am

    哇。。好摩登以及感觉好休闲的一间书房,坐落在世外桃源的树林根本就不会有压力与烦恼。在这样的环境做禅修,静坐或者阅读感觉太棒了!很适合在克切拉禅修林建造一间给予仁波切,仁波切可以在这样美好的环境下做禅修,那该多好。

  30. Paul Yap on Jun 28, 2012 at 12:10 am

    this house is so cool! i wish to live inside also

  31. Helena Chin on Jun 27, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing Rnpoche. This is a very very beautiful study room hehehe…imagine reading in the woods, forest, listen to the bird singing, the sound of the breeze and the smell of the greens….awesome!!!

  32. EricLee KHJB on Jun 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    接近大自然,会让人心旷神怡,神清气爽。如果能在这样的书房里阅读一些佛法书籍,会让人更加容易吸收其中的精华,如果能在这里做每一天的功课,那就更棒了。所以,只要顺着大自然的定律去处理事情,那么结果一定会是让人满意的。

  33. June Tang (KH-JB) on Jun 27, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Absolutely beautiful,nice and comfortable place,,,,can hear the sounds of wind,insects,bird…!can see the green….and with a cup of coffeeee……..^_^just very nice…no more other word can discribe…can’t wait,must have one library like this at KFR!! Yeah!!

  34. Uncle Eddie on Jun 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    A very unique unusual design, very ideal for serene and peaceful concentration and meditation. With the large windows creating a panoramic view of the forestry surroundings, it of course does create a very natural magnificient charming retreat environment for studies and relaxation. What could make a better office than this. Its really a dream, which makes you feel out when you are really indoors!

  35. pat on Jun 27, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    WOW!!!Truly beautiful and excellent idea .. i don’t mind staying there,can leave the hectic life,just relax and read Dharma books ….Even if we turn to four corners of the library we are sure to see greens… and the colour green always make us feel calm, balanced,relaxing and harmonious…and it’s good to have natural bright light in the morning…

  36. Judy Lam on Jun 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    It is beautiful, serene and close to nature. It’s paradise in the woods. Perfect place to read a book and contemplate deeply. Hopefully in the process of building it, not too many tress have to be sacrificed!

  37. Choi Sheem on Jun 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    This is a nice and comfortable place to read and work in. Very simple, very Zen yet it is functional. I can only imagine the sound of bird chirping and sound of other forest inhabitants while reading a book in this study.

  38. Julia Tan on Jun 27, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Oh dear.. It’s advance, modern yet so close to the mother nature. This idea of structure never came into my mind before. To me, to be able to be so close to the nature INSIDE the forest can only be wooden hurts, open concept and etc. Wow.. look at this.. it’s inside a concrete box! we can on air conditional when it’s hot! We can open all the windows when it’s windy! Amazing! PERFECT IDEA FOR KECHARA FOREST RETREAT! Don’t you tempting to have one??????

  39. Sofi on Jun 27, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Absolutely love this library..white, clean and aircond. Lovely view outside to rest the eyes after long hours of reading. Only thing, not more than a few human, otherwise will spoil the peace. Really don’t mind spending days alone there. Maybe our retreat centres could be modelled like this with sofa bed and bathroom & kitchenette downstairs.

  40. Milly on Jun 27, 2012 at 1:16 am

    It is such a beautiful and serene library. Very ideal for our Kechara Forest Retreat land. The glass windows exudes a feeling of spaciousness that looks out to a beautiful forest. Very relaxing and calming for the mind. Thank you Rinpoche for spending endless hours researching interesting and enriching articles to share with us.

  41. Low ksjc on Jun 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    The designer did put up a lot of effort into blending architecture with nature.By looking at the design,it will give you a sense of serenity.I certainly hope in time to come ,we could have a similar concept room designed for our dear Rinpoche at KFR as such a design is very suitable for meditation or just looking out into Nature at it best.May the KFR quickly manifest to benefit all those who seek outer and inner peace.

  42. Louise on Jun 26, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    That is a very nice place! Really hope that we can have this beautiful view in KFR! How about the house can build near the pond & can see the mountain scene.

    Can see the green and listen to the water sound. Wowww……. So cool!! Just imaging the view already make me few so come!

  43. grace (KSJC) on Jun 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Nice and beautiful, calm and close to natural.good place roe relaxing and reading.

  44. henry ooi on Jun 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Simple design and lay out for practical reasons. Ideal for a retreat within nature. Would not have cost an arm and a leg. Guess it’s not meant to stay in unless there’s a restroom below or an outhouse nearby. Guess the owner meant it to be a place to read, write and relax. Ideal.

  45. Phillis Chin on Jun 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    BEAUTIFUL~~~~ Such a calming place to read, meditate, long hang out perhaps = p and meaningful. (as Rinpoche said: “You can look at the incredible looking studying refuge as a 20 feet cube FILLED WITH KNOWLEDGE.”)
    Great architecture and plan, facing the natural. Peace and harmony~~~ Love it!

    Thank You Rinpoche ^^,

  46. yenpin on Jun 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    好舒适的阅读环境,太美了!还能看到大自然的美景,还在大自然的环境下阅读,给心灵带来一个舒适和平
    我们的KFR里,也有一间像这样舒适的阅读环境,禅修室,也为我们带来心灵上的平静和一个舒适和平的地方,就太完美了!

  47. Cindy on Jun 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I would like to own a house at quite place like this, every morning when i wake up can smell green & also is good to go for a walk in the mountains, night time can hear the insects sound

  48. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jun 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Rinpoche has very strong liking towards the nature – the mountains and the lake. This is reflected in many blog posts that you so kindly make.

    Environment can change people, the emotions and the thoughts.

    I would love to live in this type of environment too, but may I greedily have this thought that this place has easy access to grocery stores too? :)

  49. Yvonne Yap on Jun 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    多么舒适的阅读环境,太美了!还能看到春,夏,秋,冬,四季的美景,就像在大自然的环境下阅读,我看阅读也特别容易进脑吧? :P
    希望在我们的KFR里,也有一间像这样的,图书馆也好,禅修室也好,瑜伽室也好,那就太好了!

  50. Pastor Yek Yee on Jun 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Study Room in a Forest, really sparkling my mind…we can create a forest library in Malaysia too. Due to Malaysia got so many beautiful tropical forest, it is huge potential we have one in our own home.

    The design and concept is incredible. Simple and classic. If I got the opportunity visit this Forest library, I would like to spend more than three days at here, read and read!!!Until my eyes cannot open, hehe…

  51. Sam on Jun 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I love this concept on study room in a Forest. The design is very simple and gives a whole lot of peace in mind. The study room can be utilized to meditate and if the space is big enough yoga can be carried out. This brings everyone very near to the nature. Everyone can enjoy a getaway trip if this concept can be materialized in KFR and KWPC. Superbly good for spiritual growth. I super love this!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    Please take good care:)

  52. tenzin llhamo on Jun 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Interesting! I would rather have it as a house than a study place. I wouldn’t mind living in the middle of the forest and waking up to the calm and peaceful surroundings. I can do some reading and chanting along with the sounds of the birds… And I know I will have the chance very near in the future. Can’t wait!

  53. hecelustan on Jun 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    nice building! If Kechara got a meditation room like this build in forest,that would be perfect!

  54. jennifer on Jun 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    What a beautiful room!A perfect place to feed the mind and the body.
    It’s a great and wonderful idea to have a similar library in KFR for Rinpoche and maybe at certain times, this library can be opened to the public.
    In such conducive environment , one need not be anywhere else !

  55. JP on Jun 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Great architecture! The idea is fantastic! I have never seen a personal library so beautiful. You feel like you’re literally in the forest. The peace and serenity just sitting in the room is therapeutic. It’d be great if the other side of the window has a spectacular view of the mountains!

    Like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rainy_Blue_Ridge-27527.jpg

  56. KH Ng on Jun 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    We can built a similar Study Room within Kechara Forest Retreat for Rinpoche. Then it will be better then this one in the US as it will have the blessings of Rinpoche and the Dharma.

    • lewkwanleng on Jun 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Yes, we should build one for KFR, and may be we can open it to public at certain time? I can visualize myself reading Dharma text and contemplate in this library…

  57. Bean on Jun 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Peace and serenity ,with smell of greens in the morning , quiteness
    sounds of insects ,animals etc …

  58. Lim KH (JB) on Jun 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Wow, this study room is awesome… And as according to Professors we should look into green after 15mins of reading or watching monitor. So this room is so wonderful and we can just simple look out the forest with green field after reading.

    I wish that we have this study room at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR).

  59. Lai on Jun 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

    What a beautiful library…
    It remind me tree house, is always appear in Hollywood movie, i always dream to have a tree house when i was kid.

  60. Kien Wong on Jun 26, 2012 at 10:47 am

    How good with everything can be back to basic and natural. Peace and harmony can easily find in the forest without the disturb from the outside world.

  61. MayOng on Jun 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

    What a beautiful library in such serene environment in the forest or woods. We can rest assure we can concentrate more in places like this, especially for the Kechara Forest Retreat land. Wow!

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    “Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: At the end of the day, education is brainwashing. Brainwashing is inevitable. We human beings love doing that. We are already brainwashed—we don’t know otherwise. So since we are going to brainwash anyway, it’s good to brainwash with good motivation and so that we can be kind, harmonious, and also decent. Becoming decent human beings seems to be not so much in the modern education agenda because, as we all know, modern education seems to be so much about what we can have. Human beings are defined by what we have, like cars and houses. And then modern education is also so much geared towards getting a job. There are very few schools that teach you anything other than what will benefit you in getting a job”
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    Wednesday, Jul 22. 2015 12:06 PM
    Lower life forms do not know about spirituality and yet they live in bliss except at times when they are predated upon. Have we ever thought of this? The lower life forms do not distinguish vices from virtues nor do they get into a process to become ‘good’. They simply are ‘being’ within the totality of reality of which they are not even conscious since they are not self-conscious beings. If that be so, why do humans make such a big deal of ‘spirituality’? This is not to cast aspersions on any analysis in spirituality but a genuine self contemplation on why we, or at least those who perceive a fundamental error in our individual or collective conduct, contemplate about this anomaly & obvious aberration in human conduct? Suppose if we just be with everything without either glorification or condemnation and be true to our being self-conscious, which faculty is given for a purpose in our evolutionary journey and dwell deep into that inquiry without any obvious answers or concepts or conclusions, we would perhaps done justice to our being self-conscious beings. But unfortunately this is not to be since we are literally obsessed with concepts, even of spirituality which does no good and of religion which has done more harm than any good and are literally living in our mental field which by itself cannot take us beyond it, if the true meaning of existence is indeed beyond it or deep within, both being a gateway for a realm that we ‘know’ exists and where we can be what we are; conscious animals in the total existential field in harmony with everything that are.
  • tsemtulku
    Wednesday, Jul 22. 2015 05:01 AM
    What an inspiring and beautiful documentary. One of my favorites: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=55805
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Jul 21. 2015 02:58 PM
    “Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man, living in the sky, who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of 10 things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these 10 things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send *you* to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever til the end of time…but he loves you.”

    George Carlin

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/where-do-we-really-come-from.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Jul 21. 2015 01:26 PM
    Tortoises Kadro and Menlha have been long time residences with the Kechara Organisation, taken care by many volunteers since 2009. While the animal caretakers feed and provide shelter to Kadro and Menlha, these tortoises require kind sponsors to fund their daily needs – mainly food, maintenance and veterinary care.

    Kechara Forest Retreat would love to extend this opportunity for more people to show love to the residents at The Aviary, particularly Kadro and Menlha and we seek your kind sponsorships to keep them happy and loved.

    With just $300 a month, Kadro and Menlha’s meals and veterinary care (if necessary) would be taken care of. We seek a total amount of $4,800 from this fund raising to keep the tortoises happy for the next coming 16 months.

    Please support this good cause here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Jul 21. 2015 01:24 PM
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Jul 21. 2015 01:22 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche: Dear Jacinta, Thank you for sharing with Choong my blog post on Nibiru. I am glad you remember that post.

    Jacinta Goh: Choong, the Planet Nibiru was once mentioned by Rinpoche here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/where-do-we-really-come-from.html. Annunaki, believed to be giants at 10 feet tall and there was once I read a sutra where Lord Buddha telling his disciple about the beings that live far from us and they’re a lot bigger than us. We are considered alien and very small to them. Perhaps in future when we are able to space travel, then this finding could be a fact rather than just mere believing.
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Jul 20. 2015 09:51 AM
    Don’t be a saint and that is fine. Cannot be a saint and that is fine. But at least be human. Being human means to have some civilized respect for others and not just use others for our own selfish purposes. H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche 25th

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dont-be-a-saint.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Jul 20. 2015 09:49 AM
    spent around 6 hours on one blog post today. Glad I finished it. Afterwards had a bad pain in my neck,shoulder from sitting too long. But luckily had someone give me a strong rub down on the neck,shoulder with their elbows and it solved the problem. I have to stretch more when writing, but when I get into it, it’s hard to stop. LOL. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Sunday, Jul 19. 2015 05:17 AM
    Dear friends, do promote this video please so we can get the message across: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2ZeQ-44O00
  • tsemtulku
    Sunday, Jul 19. 2015 04:08 AM
    When we think about things thoroughly so many things do not really matter but we have lived our lives for these things. These things we have placed so much importance on them and in the end they are really just empty and something I keep falsely seeing as important. Realizing this more and more makes me worried for the time I’ve wasted on unimportant things and happier knowing I am better for it. How am I better off for it? I let go more and if the same things occur again, I am less or not affected. Tsem Rinpoche

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

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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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16 hours ago
This one is a real good one. TR
3 days ago
profound and powerful
4 days ago
Peace is what we need.
7 days ago
Some people have the freedom and some people don't. But all deserve it. 
1 week ago
We all have a choice of how others view us and where we end up. Have shared my thoughts here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=70726
2 weeks ago
Welcome!
2 weeks ago
I wonder who did this art piece.
2 weeks ago
Read this chart for your dogs if you love them.
2 weeks ago
This is a fantastic outdoor Tara. Wow. Part 2
2 weeks ago
This is a fantastic outdoor Tara. Wow.
2 weeks ago
Look at this!! Kind hearted and sweet Kirk offers me- home-made banana and coconut milk pancakes!!! What a lovely and kind gesture. I am sure it will be delicious because it came from Kirk's heart. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
LOOK AT THIS CURRY RECIPE!! This would be loved by many-Yummy: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2015/07/07/panch-puren-caramel-vegetable-curry/ It is vegan too!!!! We don't have to eat animals at all. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is good to remember.
2 weeks ago
This is a real good read. Click enlarge and read.
2 weeks ago
Oser, Dharma and Mumu just got their haircuts and cleaned and groomed!!! Look at Mumu's big black eyes all round, alert and wants to play. Mumu is smiling. Dharma does not like is haircut. He looks plucked! Dharma is like, I hate my haircut! And cute Oser is saying SHE DOES NOT LOOK LIKE ZAMKAR!! LOL. Do not call her Zamkar! hehehe
2 weeks ago
Very nice. Our Pastor Chia in the papers. Glad to see this. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
“If one does the recitation of the Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga prayer for even one month using one of the visualizations for great or clear or quick wisdom, one will definitely see development of that wisdom. It is proved by experience. There is no doubt that by doing the Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga practice one can meet Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings from life to life. And furthermore, it gives one the opportunity to be born in the pure realm of Lama Tsongkhapa, Tushita, whenever death happens.” - Pabongkha Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Magadha Sangmo which is the very 1st incarnation of Tsem Rinpoche. She lived during Buddha's time. She was a disciple of Lord Buddha Himself and was very devoted to Buddha. Because of Her devotion, She brought thousands onto the path of Buddha and His teachings.
2 weeks ago
Very Holy White Tara painted by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (previous). Wow.
2 weeks ago
The eagle has caught this bird and it's spouse desperately tries to save the spouse. Animals definitely have a sense of friendship and companionship and feel pain. We should never hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Do not eat chicken or the egg. It doesn't matter which came first.~Tsem Rinpoche Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/animals-vegetarianism
3 weeks ago
Did you know there is a horoscope section on tsemrinpoche.com where you can just read and follow the instructions to find the compatibility. Type in your sign and the other person's and you get an answer immediately. Very interesting. Just click here :- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html
3 weeks ago
Such a honest and sincere comment he posted for everyone to read. Very honest. Nice. I appreciate it.
3 weeks ago
One of the most BEAUTIFUL, captivating and lovely shrines/temples/altars to Buddha I have ever had the merits to gaze upon. The background is so nice. Busy but not distracting. The lighting is a perfect balance to highlight the attainments of Buddha as it's directly emanating behind his head. Buddha statue itself is proportionate. Just so beautiful.
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Dorje Shugden on horse
3 weeks ago
Very good friends. Very nice people. I like them. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
As I lay still, cold, alone and never to wake up again, what have I done with my life to prepare for this 'eternity'? No one will see me nor will I see them again. They would not want to see me again as I turn blue, brown, bloat, smell and decompose into dust.~Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Ancient and sacred Manjushri from Reting Monastery
3 weeks ago
Beautiful and holy Manjushri. Very sacred at Reting Monastery. TR
3 weeks ago
Very good.
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche with Kyabje Dromo Geshe Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
2015-Myself having audience with my holy protector. See more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
4 weeks ago
Panchen Sonam Drakpa, fifteenth Throne-holder of Je Tsongkhapa (Ganden Tripa), and former abbot of Gaden, Sera, and Drepung monasteries (the only monk to ever become abbot of all three).
4 weeks ago
Hardworking and kind Kecharians. Their dedication touches me deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
“The problem is not enjoyment; the problem is attachment.”-Tilopa
4 weeks ago
Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69823
4 weeks ago
This is the illustrious Changkya Rolpai Dorje who is the previous incarnation of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4297
4 weeks ago
Special painting of Manjushri and here is his short praise to do daily: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69797
4 weeks ago
See what is a tsatsa and their origins and purpose: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69630
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, recently I had audience with my dharma protector via the official Panglung Oracle, you can see more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
4 weeks ago
Dear Pasang and Wife, I thank you both for your wonderful agate mala gift. It is very kind of you. Much prayers for you both, Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Very good news!!
4 weeks ago
Excellent advice
4 weeks ago
This is super simple yet super powerful and it is the black and white truth. Read this short thought and contemplate deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
At the age of 23, Tsongkhapa went to the region of U to meet up with some people from his hometown, Amdo. His friends entreated him to return to Amdo and they also gave him a letter from his mother. She also requested him to return to Amdo and had slipped one of her white hairs in the letter too. Touched by this, Tsongkhapa considered returning to Amdo for a while. However, when he contemplated deeper. he realized that if he left for Amdo, he would be disrupting his practices of mental discipline. As there was no benefit, he sadly decided not to return to his homeland. Instead he sent a thangka of a painting of himself to his mother in Amdo. When his mother opened it, the picture spoke to her and it was as if Tsongkhapa was there with her, which brought her great joy. In a letter accompanying the thangka, Tsongkhapa requested his mother and sister to build a stupa around the sandalwood tree which had sprung up at his birth. His mother and sister complied and from that stupa, the holy monastery of Kumbum developed.
1 month ago
In this day and age this is totally necessary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69186
1 month ago
Never listen to one's own egoistic thoughts, but follow what Dorje Shugden advises always. Your ego makes sure you lose but Dorje Shugden makes sure you win!~ Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Pastor David giving dharma talks today in Kechara Forest Retreat. Tsem Rinpoche 
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  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    2 weeks ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
  • Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
    2 weeks ago
    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    4 weeks ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    2 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!!!
    2 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!
    2 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    2 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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    2 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
    2 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    2 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    3 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html
  • Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
    3 months ago
    Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
  • A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
    3 months ago
    A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
  • Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    5 months ago
    Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    5 months ago
    A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo

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17 hours ago
We welcomed 17 members from Lions Club George Town Mutiara to our kitchen. Pastor Patsy
17 hours ago
Food distribution by KSK volunteers and members of Lions Club George Town Mutiara around Georgetown, Penang. Pastor Patsy
17 hours ago
Busy night at the kitchen with members of Lions Club George Town Mutiara at KSK Penang. Pastor Patsy
17 hours ago
A short briefing on the do and don't before heading out for food distribution. Pastor Patsy
17 hours ago
Dharma Protector puja ( Dorje Shugden & Setrap) English session was led by Pastor KH Ng at Kechara House gompa. This week puja was kindly sponsored by Kellyn C Sy and Josselynn GY Koh. Lucy Yap
18 hours ago
Weekly (Chinese ) Dzambala puja on Monday at 8pm -10 pm was led by Poney Sim at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap
22 hours ago
Our food bank client Uncle Soo looking very happy after receiving his new mattress kindly donated by Angeline. 我们食物银行客户苏伯伯在收到由Angeline所赞助的床单感到非常高兴。Justin@KSK
22 hours ago
Our Sunday team in action yesterday evening in Petaling Jaya area. 昨天在Petaling Jaya举行的分发食物活动。Justin@KSK
23 hours ago
These beautiful tormas are prepared for Namgyal Tsechog Puja. By Puja House 27 July'15
23 hours ago
Offering for tonight Puja at Gompa was prepared. By Puja House, 27 July'15
23 hours ago
Before Puja starts, the flowers is pin to torma as decoration. By Puja House 27 July,15
23 hours ago
Dzambala Puja sponsored by overseas sponsor request for inner and outer wealth. By Puja House, 27 July,15
yesterday
Teacher Victoria used her magic to get all her students (aged 9-10 years old) to stay quiet while listening to her dharma sharing. Stella
yesterday
Any guess on what's the message that captured Teacher Lai's attention? :) Stella
yesterday
Teacher Kien ushered student of age 7-8 years old to the next activity after their dharma class on Sunday. In Kechara Sunday Dharma Class, student gets to learn the dharma as well as participate in co-curriculum activities i.e. drama, play, song and dance, art and craft, etc. Stella
yesterday
Students as young as 2 years old lined up to get ready for the 3 prostration to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche 25th and the 3 Jewels. This practice at the start of every Kechara Sunday Dharma Class helps instill discipline and also plant the seed of dharma. They learn to be respectful whenever they see Buddha statues. Stella
yesterday
Teacher Jesvin and Teacher Melissa imparting dharma knowledge through group discussion with student aged 14-16 years old in Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Stella
yesterday
Students aged 5-6 years old sat in a circle surrounding Teacher Serena during the story telling session in Kechara Sunday Dharma Class on Sunday 8:30-10am. Stella
yesterday
After Every session of Puja, the team tidy up the altar. By Puja House, 27 July'15
yesterday
Students of age 11-13 learning Right Action of the Eightfold Path in Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Stella
2 days ago
Puja House's Altar have two "wishing trees" where lots of sponsors photos hang on it. Every Puja they are blessed. By Puja House, 26 July'15
2 days ago
Dorje Shugden Puja is a popular Puja demanded by many sponsors. Many sponsors ordered the Puja repeatedly. By Puja House, 26 July'15
2 days ago
Welcome to Kechara Forest Retreat. We aim to have this place help heal inner and outer ills and gain the attainment of calm mind, peace and detoxification. ~Tsem Rinpoche Watch "Building Kechara Forest Retreat For The World 为世界打造一座禅修林" on YouTube - https://youtu.be/YwDeYR17EXI From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
Dear friend, We have set up a campaign to raise fund for the tortoises in Kechara Forest Retreat. Please support these beautiful lives by sponsoring their daily meals and the upkeep of the wonderful environment they are living in. ¥Help make it happen for 'Sponsoring The ‪Tortoises‬' ¥ https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sponsoring-the-tortoises From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
My Guru is important than others ! From: June Tang (Khjb)

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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