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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62 Responses to Study Room in a Forest

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  5. 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 …

  6. 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…

  7. 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

  8. 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 !

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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:)

  12. 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…

  13. 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!

  14. 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? :)

  15. 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

  16. 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!

  17. 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 ^^,

  18. 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.

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

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

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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??????

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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…

  28. 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!

  29. 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!!

  30. 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。

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

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

  33. 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。

  34. 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.

  35. 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,

  36. 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 :)

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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!

  40. 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!

  41. 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

  42. 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!

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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…

  48. 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.

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

    Not scare of orang utan?

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

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

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

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

  52. 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!

  53. 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.

  54. 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?

  55. 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

  56. 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.

  57. 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!!!

  58. 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

  59. 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

  60. 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.

  61. 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?

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Having a healthy strong body is important so we can take care of the people and animals around us, to do our dharma practice and to be able to contribute to society. Practices like Je Tsongkapa and Amitayus are very helpful for extending our life energies and healing from within. I spoke about it: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=29398
3 weeks ago
There are over 75,182 views of this post already! It's on horoscopes and how compatible you are with someone or not compatible and why. Perhaps it would be good to understand why someone so close could have or not have conflicts with you. Find out about yourself and understand your character: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=24905
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, This is a very good documentary on bigfoot. It is very scientific and examines a new footage of a bigfoot running very fast. Examines and gives you reasons why this cannot be a man or a person in a suit..very nice. I've not seen this one before. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUhKhv3Z-I
3 weeks ago
Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This will be my gratitude series where I share all that I am grateful for. This is my first post: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
3 weeks ago
Mr. Lai, the proud dad of Pastor David Lai. Mr. Lai has expressed how proud he is of his son and what he is doing for others. Mr. Lai is very happy his son David is a Pastor of Kechara and rejoices in the Dharma shared with others. Mr. Lai himself is a very kind and steady person and an important member of Kechara also who always keeps his promises. Many in Kechara respect and love Mr. Lai. Like father like son. Kind people. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I agree with what Martin T. Bosnev says about Pastor David. Martin is a very intelligent person, so when he compliments, he has thought it through. I appreciate Martin's input. Pastor David always teaches Dharma from his heart and with enthusiasm. He truly believes in what he shares. He has been blessed by Tsongkapa to speak because he is sincere. Many enjoy listening to the Dharma from him very much. Please see what Martin is talking about: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4197
3 weeks ago
This may be short, but it's one of my favorite documentaries also you have to take a look. Very good. I wanted to share with you all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDjCmg4awI
3 weeks ago
Our group who went on a spiritual pilgrimage in the holy places of Kathmandu, Nepal.-June 2014. I rejoice for them. These trips have infinitely so much more meaning than the usual vacations.  Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Burning eyes? A special story for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e548MkrkGWk
4 weeks ago
Do you know what is a Wenatchee? Let me share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUm3ldZhZIU
4 weeks ago
Beautiful Sampheling Monastery. The home monastery of H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. This is a place to visit!
1 month ago
Dear friends, Are you ready to witness something extremely brutal but with a happy ending? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50488 (Viewer discretion is advised as very graphic)
1 month ago
Dear friends, Did you know there are three holy mountains of Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani in Yating, Kham -Tibet??!! It's not that difficult to get to either. I have just finished blogging about this. I watched a travelogue earlier and was AMAZED at the footage they showed of certain holy places in Tibet that I have heard of from senior monks but never seen. You MUST watch this excellent travelogue and enjoy. Tsem Rinpoche See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50824
1 month ago
Zamkar, Dharma, Mumu and Oser are always smiling and super cute. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
New book from Kechara just launched! http://Www.vajrasecrets.com
1 month ago
I've always tried my best to escape secular dreams because it's all a big wheel of disappointment. Get me out of samsara! Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Look at my Mumu boy. You can never take a bad picture with him. He is super cute from any angle. I love you Mumu. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Please remember this. A dog is not a pet but a part of your family. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Lineage lamas and root lama in Vajra Yogini's tantra. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is excellent! Must read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime. Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind's energy to let go and we cannot. Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I totally agree with this. Some vent out their anger, get attention or want to send messages to people and justify by saying it's their space their posting on and they can post what they want. Be it so, your space is seen my hundreds and it's public domain and you know that. So if others post otherwise to your views, why get upset? You invited it. Maybe that is what you wanted? Attention? LOL.Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Wow. How perfect is this. This is exactly how I feel when I shared dharma with some people. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I like this one. I just found it. Wonderful and simple for those who have to seek either one. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama in Yong He Gong temple in front of the beautiful Tsongakpa main altar in Beijing, China.
2 months ago
Another must read and must have book. I ordered it last week and it arrived today. So very much looking forward to reading/studying it. Dharma knowledge is something that should not remain stagnant. We must improve and apply upon it always. Applying it is the secret. I have so much more to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. Mahatma Gandhi
2 months ago
Look at my cheeky and cute Mumu boy!! The camera loves him! I love him. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It would be wonderful if everyone can obtain a beautiful Vajra Yogini statue like this and it's available at http://www.vajrasecrets.com. Would you have Her body red painted or just copper color or brass colored? Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Lifelike Supreme Tara painted in Indian style. Stunning. Wish I can get artist to reproduce this exactly. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Holy and lifelike Lord Manjushri painted in Indian style in which it should be. Wish I can have this reproduced exactly with every holy detail. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This picture is self explanatory. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Geshe Ngawang Dhargye was an incredible teacher, read his superb teachings and understand about his parinirvana: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=49542
2 months ago
Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion--Dear friends, This is an essential study no matter what tradition of Buddhism you come from. If you are serious about gaining progress on the path of practice to enlightenment, this text is highly recommended and very necessary. I fold my hands and request you all to study so you gain progress. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=49607
2 months ago
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    1 month ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    2 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    3 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    5 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    5 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    5 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    10 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    2 yearss ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    2 yearss ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    2 yearss ago
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago

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~Response by tsemtulku~ I am not sure about your questions.But… 1. Karma definitely exists. Since karma exists, the accummulation of karma exists as well as the elimination. If you do not wish to experience the negative results of karma, you must eliminate them. To eliminate them, there are powerful methods. 2. Studying the dharma helps you to know what you are going to experience and how to recognize what you might experience. There are non-scholars that experience directly as well as scholars who remain dry their whole lives just intellectualizing and speaking of what they don’t practice. There are non-scholars who delude themselves into thinking they are experiencing and scholars who learn, contemplate then put into practice and hence experience. Cannot generalize. 3.You do not need the pantheon of deities. Each deity is a representative of all enlightened beings. Take one, practice it well and go all the way.Good luck. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/26 From: June Tang
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~Question asked by irene~ dear rinpoche how do prayers remove obstacles and the ripening effects of negative karma or create merits and the cause for ripening of positive karma ? how does one bridge the rigorous intellectual discipline of studying understanding or directly experiencing the teachings of the buddha and the practice of devotions to a pantheon of deities ? From: June Tang (Khjb)
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