POINTING THE STAFF AT THE OLD MAN

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Dear friends,

I found this very useful. It’s short but very precise. If we actualize this, we let go of a lot of disturbing emotions immediately or faster.

Read it again and again. I will.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

POINTING THE STAFF AT THE OLD MAN

By Guru Rinpoche through Yeshe Tsogyal

Written down by The Princess of Kharchen, for the sake of future generations.

WHILE THE GREAT MASTER PADMASAMBHAVA was staying at Great Rock Hermitage at Samye, Sherab Gyalpo of Ngog, an uneducated 61 year old man who had the highest faith and strong devotion to the master, served him for one year. All this while Ngog didn’t ask for any teachings, nor did the master give him any. When after a year the master intended to leave, Ngog offered a mandala plate upon which he placed a flower of one ounce of gold. Then he said, “Great Master, think of me with kindness. First of all, I am uneducated. Second, my intelligence is small. Third, I am old, so my elements are worn down. I beg you to give a teaching to an old man on the verge of death that is simple to understand, can thoroughly cut through doubt, is easy to realize and apply, has an effective view, and will help me in future lives.

The Master pointed his walking staff at the old man’s heart and gave this instruction: “Listen here old man! Look into the awakened mind of your own awareness! It has neither form nor color, neither center nor edge. At first, it has no origin but is empty. Next, it has no dwelling place but is empty. At the end, it has no destination but is empty. This emptiness is not made of anything and is clear and cognizant. When you see this and recognize it, you know your natural face. You understand the nature of things. You have then seen the nature of mind, resolved the basic state of reality and cut through doubts about topics of knowledge.

This awakened mind of awareness is not made out of any material substance; it is self-existing and inherent in yourself. This is the nature of things that is easy to realize because it is not to be sought for elsewhere. This is the nature of mind that does not consist of a concrete perceiver and something perceived to fixate on. It defies the limitations of permanence and annihilation. In it there is no thing to awaken; the awakened state of enlighenment is your own awareness that is naturally awake. In it there is no thing that goes to the hells; awareness is naturally pure. In it there is no practice to carry out; its nature is naturally cognizant. This great view of the natural state is present in yourself: resolve that it is not to be sought for elsewhere.

When you understand the view in this way and want to apply it in your experience, wherever you stay is the mountain retreat of your body. Whatever external appearance you perceive is a naturally occurring appearance and a naturally empty emptiness; let it be, free from mental constructs. Naturally freed appearances become your helpers, and you can practice while taking appearances as the path.

Within, whatever moves in your mind, whatever you think, has no essence but is empty. Thought occurrences are naturally freed. When remembering your mind essence you can take thoughts as the path and the practice is easy.

As for the innermost advice: no matter what kind of disturbing emotion you feel, look into the emotion and it tracelessly subsides. The disturbing emotion is thus naturally freed. This is simple to practice.

When you can practice in this way, your meditation training is not confined to sessions. Knowing that everything is a helper, your meditation experience is unchanging, the innate nature is unceasing, and your conduct is unshackled. Wherever you stay, you are never apart from the innate nature.

Once you realize this, your material body may be old, but awakened mind doesn’t age. It knows no difference between young and old. The innate nature is beyond bias and partiality. When you recognize that awareness, innate wakefulness, is present in yourself, there is no difference between sharp and dull faculties. When you understand the innate nature, free from bias and partiality, is present within yourself, there is no difference between great and small learning. Even though your body, the support for the mind, falls apart, the dharmakaya of awareness wisdom is unceasing. When you gain stability in this unchanging state, there is no difference between a long and a short life-span.

Old man, practice the true meaning! Take the practice to heart! Don’t mistake words and meaning! Don’t depart from your friend, diligence! Embrace everything with mindfulness! Don’t indulge in idle talk and pointless gossip! Don’t become involved in common aims! Don’t disturb yourself with worry of offspring! Don’t excessively crave food and drink! Intend to die an ordinary man! Your life is running out, so be diligent! Practise this instruction for an old man on the verge of death!”

Because of pointing the staff at Sherab Gyalpo’s heart, this is called ‘The Instruction of Pointing the Staff at the Old Man.’ Sherab Gyalpo of Ngog was liberated and attained accomplishment.

This was written down by the Princess of Kharchen for the sake of future generations. It is known under the name ‘The Instruction of Pointing the Staff.’

*ADVICE FROM THE LOTUS-BORN, A COLLECTION OF PADMASAMBHAVA’S ADVICE TO THE DAKININ YESHE TSOGYAL AND OTHER CLOSE DISCIPLES, Trans. Erik Pema Kunsang & Edit. Marcia Binder Schmidt; RANJUNG YESHE PUBLICATIONS: 1994 pp 101-3.

Source: http://www.dodrupchen.org/en_text/detail.php?n_id=257&en_text=Buddhism

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Oct 21, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    A very profound teachings and advice given by Guru Rinpoche. Very meaningful….Quoted.. no matter what kind of disturbing emotion you feel, look into the emotion and it tracelessly subsides. The disturbing emotion is thus naturally freed.We should let go of what’s gone,be grateful for what remains. look forward to what is coming next
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.May Rinpoche live long to continue turning the wheel of Dharma to benefit all sentient beings.

  2. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Apr 5, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the valuable and precious teaching given by Guru Rinpoche. The end of the message pointed out by Guru Rinpoche to Sherab Gyalpo has reminded us not to waste our previous human life time by indulging in worldly affair or being attached to outer factors and desires but to continue to become diligent with mindfulness to ensure our mind free from delusions and illusions which can lead us to pure Dharma practice.

    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    kin hoe

  3. Doreen Teoh on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    For this last few days, since Friday, since going thru an ordeal of my Dad in law admission to hospital, I had this thought of realisation, that our body, physical body will deterioterate but not our awakened mind does not get old. I do not want to worry, fear, getting emotions, frustrated of situation, accept the circustances and move on, as it is impermanence. Thank you for giving me this teaching in time.

  4. Ethan Chu on Oct 5, 2011 at 7:53 am

    It is such profound teaching. It encompasses so much profound meaning in such profound teachings. It reminds me of 8 verses of thought’s transformation, letting go of attachment and meditating on impermanence and emptiness.

    This is a MUST bookmarked blogpost. We have to read it again and again. So much essence in this teachings.

    Thankyou Rinpoche

  5. Sofi on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting such a meaningful teaching. Everyone has an awaken mind but dulled by samsaric wants/needs. I think that our minds are constantly indicating what path we should be taking (it would be conscience) but due to our samsaric desires/weakness, we usually follow the wrong path. If we were to put all things aside, then we will realise that we are the constant and the situations that we are in are caused by our samsaric influences/actions.

    Being weak in self-discipline, I am very thankful that Rinpoche is so compassionate to live through human sufferings to bring us the dharma and to constantly remind us what we innately should know/do. I find that through your teachings, I have changed a lot in my views/actions (too slow) but I still have very long way to go. Its the fear of loss that holds me back but in actuality the loss is what will make me gain.

    I dedicate all my merits to your long & healthy life, that you may continue to remain with us for a very, very long time (in this life) to turn the wheel of dharma for the redemption of all sentient beings. Selfishly, I very much need your constant teachings to peel away at the layers of my ignorant onion “buddhamind”.

    Prostrating to you with both hands _/\_ Sofi.

  6. Antoine Pecquet on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I learned from Michele Marie that you might be interested in translating your blog to french. Here is, as a modest offering to you, the above text in french. I did my best to make it faithful to the original in english, and pleasant to read.
    With my best wishes of health and wealth, to Yourself and your Sangha.

    Ecrit par la Princesse de Karchen, pour le bien des générations futures.

    ALORS QUE LE GRAND MAÎTRE PADMASAMBHAVA séjournait à l’ermitage du Grand Rocher, à Samyé, il fut servi pendant un an par Shérab Gyalpo de Ngog, un homme de 61 ans, sans instruction, qui avait envers lui la foi la plus haute et la plus forte dévotion. De tout ce temps, Ngog ne demanda pas d’enseignement, et le maître ne lui en donna aucun. Au bout d’une année, le maître se prépara à partir. Ngog lui offrit alors un mandala sur lequel il posa une fleur d’or d’une once.
    Puis il dit : « Grand Maître, pensez à moi avec bonté. Premièrement, je ne suis pas instruit. Deuxièmement, mon intelligence est faible. Enfin, je suis vieux, mes éléments sont usés. Je vous supplie de donner à ce vieillard presque mort un enseignement facile à comprendre, qui tranche les doutes, soit aisé à réaliser et à mettre en pratique, qui soit efficace et puisse m’aider dans mes vies futures. »

    Le Maître pointa son bâton de marche vers le cœur du vieil homme, et lui donna cette instruction :

    « Ecoute, vieillard ! Contemple l’esprit éveillé de ta propre conscience ! Elle n’a ni forme ni couleur, ni centre ni contour. Premièrement, elle est sans origine, et vide. Deuxièmement, elle n’a pas de lieu de séjour, elle est vide. Enfin, elle n’a pas de but, elle est vide.
    Cette vacuité n’est fabriquée à partir de rien, elle est claire et lucide. Quand tu vois et reconnais cela, tu connais ton visage véritable. Tu comprends la nature des choses, tu as résolu l’essence de la réalité et tu as tranché les doutes sur les sujets de connaissance.
    Cet esprit éveillé de la conscience n’a pas de substance matérielle ; il existe de lui-même, à l’intérieur de toi. Voilà la nature des choses, facile à réaliser car elle ne nécessite aucune quête extérieure. Voilà la nature de l’esprit qui ne consiste pas en un sujet percevant qui se fixe sur des choses perçues.

    Cela défie les limites de la permanence et de la disparition. Là, il n’y a rien à éveiller ; l’état éveillé de l’illumination est notre propre conscience, éveillée par nature. Il n’y a rien qui puisse descendre aux enfers, la conscience est naturellement pure. Il n’y a nulle pratique à accomplir car la conscience est lucide par essence. Cette vision élevée de l’état naturel est présente en toi-même : comprends qu’il est inutile de la chercher au dehors.

    Lorsque tu comprends ainsi ce qu’est la vision, et que tu veux la mettre en pratique dans ton expérience, l’endroit où tu te trouves, quel qu’il soit, est l’ermitage de montagne de ton propre corps. Quelles que soient les apparences extérieures qui t’entourent, elles apparaissent naturellement et sont naturellement vides. Ces apparences libérées deviennent une aide, et tu peux alors t’exercer en les prenant pour sentier de sagesse.

    Intérieurement, ce qui bouge dans ton esprit, tes pensées, n’ont pas d’essence propre et sont vacuité. Elles se libèrent naturellement. En te souvenant de l’essence de ton esprit, tu peux prendre tes pensées comme sentier, et la pratique devient facile.

    Et voici l’avis le plus important : peu importe quelle émotion perturbatrice tu éprouves, regarde au dedans d’elle et elle s’évanouit sans trace. L’émotion douloureuse est ainsi libérée naturellement. C’est simple à pratiquer. Quand tu parviens à t’exercer ainsi, ton entraînement à la méditation ne se borne pas aux sessions assises. Sachant que tout te vient en aide, ton expérience méditative se stabilise, la nature innée est sans interruption, ta conduite est sans entraves. Où que tu sois, tu n’es jamais séparé de la nature innée.

    Une fois que ceci est réalisé, ton corps peut bien vieillir, l’esprit éveillé ne s’altère jamais. Il ignore la différence entre jeune et vieux. La nature innée est au-delà de toute tendance ou inclination. Lorsque tu comprends que cette conscience éveillée innée est présente en toi, il n’y a plus de différence entre intelligence vive ou faible. Lorsque tu comprends la nature innée, libre de tendance et d’inclination, il n’y a plus de différence entre grand et petit savoir. Bien que ton corps, support de l’esprit, s’affaisse peu à peu, le dharmakaya de la sagesse attentive est sans fin. Quand tu atteins la stabilité de cet état sans changement, il n’y a plus de différence entre durée de vie longue ou courte.

    Vieil homme, exerce-toi au sens véritable ! Prends la pratique à cœur ! Ne confonds pas le sens et les mots ! Ne te sépare pas de ton amie la persévérance ! Considère toute chose avec un esprit attentif ! Ne te laisse pas aller au bavardage vain, aux racontars sans but ! Ne poursuis pas d’objectifs triviaux ! Ne te laisse pas troubler par le souci de ta progéniture ! Sois modéré en nourriture et en boisson ! Accepte de mourir en homme ordinaire ! Ta vie s’épuise, donc sois diligent ! Pratique ces instructions pour un vieillard au bord du trépas ! »

    A cause du bâton pointé vers le cœur de Shérab Gyalpo, cela est appelé « l’Instruction du bâton pointé vers le vieillard. » Shérab Gyalpo de Ngog atteignit l’accomplissement et fut libéré.

    Cela fut rédigé par la Princesse de Karchen pour le bien des générations à venir, sous le titre d’Instruction du bâton pointé.

    Ecrit par la Princesse de Karchen, pour le bien des générations futures.

    ALORS QUE LE GRAND MAÎTRE PADMASAMBHAVA séjournait à l’ermitage du Grand Rocher, à Samyé, il fut servi pendant un an par Shérab Gyalpo de Ngog, un homme de 61 ans, sans instruction, qui avait envers lui la foi la plus haute et la plus forte dévotion. De tout ce temps, Ngog ne demanda pas d’enseignement, et le maître ne lui en donna aucun. Au bout d’une année, le maître se prépara à partir. Ngog lui offrit alors un mandala sur lequel il posa une fleur d’or d’une once.
    Puis il dit : « Grand Maître, pensez à moi avec bonté. Premièrement, je ne suis pas instruit. Deuxièmement, mon intelligence est faible. Enfin, je suis vieux, mes éléments sont usés. Je vous supplie de donner à ce vieillard presque mort un enseignement facile à comprendre, qui tranche les doutes, soit aisé à réaliser et à mettre en pratique, qui soit efficace et puisse m’aider dans mes vies futures. »

    Le Maître pointa son bâton de marche vers le cœur du vieil homme, et lui donna cette instruction :

    « Ecoute, vieillard ! Contemple l’esprit éveillé de ta propre conscience ! Elle n’a ni forme ni couleur, ni centre ni contour. Premièrement, elle est sans origine, et vide. Deuxièmement, elle n’a pas de lieu de séjour, elle est vide. Enfin, elle n’a pas de but, elle est vide.
    Cette vacuité n’est fabriquée à partir de rien, elle est claire et lucide. Quand tu vois et reconnais cela, tu connais ton visage véritable. Tu comprends la nature des choses, tu as résolu l’essence de la réalité et tu as tranché les doutes sur les sujets de connaissance.
    Cet esprit éveillé de la conscience n’a pas de substance matérielle ; il existe de lui-même, à l’intérieur de toi. Voilà la nature des choses, facile à réaliser car elle ne nécessite aucune quête extérieure. Voilà la nature de l’esprit qui ne consiste pas en un sujet percevant qui se fixe sur des choses perçues.

    Cela défie les limites de la permanence et de la disparition. Là, il n’y a rien à éveiller ; l’état éveillé de l’illumination est notre propre conscience, éveillée par nature. Il n’y a rien qui puisse descendre aux enfers, la conscience est naturellement pure. Il n’y a nulle pratique à accomplir car la conscience est lucide par essence. Cette vision élevée de l’état naturel est présente en toi-même : comprends qu’il est inutile de la chercher au dehors.

    Lorsque tu comprends ainsi ce qu’est la vision, et que tu veux la mettre en pratique dans ton expérience, l’endroit où tu te trouves, quel qu’il soit, est l’ermitage de montagne de ton propre corps. Quelles que soient les apparences extérieures qui t’entourent, elles apparaissent naturellement et sont naturellement vides. Ces apparences libérées deviennent une aide, et tu peux alors t’exercer en les prenant pour sentier de sagesse.

    Intérieurement, ce qui bouge dans ton esprit, tes pensées, n’ont pas d’essence propre et sont vacuité. Elles se libèrent naturellement. En te souvenant de l’essence de ton esprit, tu peux prendre tes pensées comme sentier, et la pratique devient facile.

    Et voici l’avis le plus important : peu importe quelle émotion perturbatrice tu éprouves, regarde au dedans d’elle et elle s’évanouit sans trace. L’émotion douloureuse est ainsi libérée naturellement. C’est simple à pratiquer. Quand tu parviens à t’exercer ainsi, ton entraînement à la méditation ne se borne pas aux sessions assises. Sachant que tout te vient en aide, ton expérience méditative se stabilise, la nature innée est sans interruption, ta conduite est sans entraves. Où que tu sois, tu n’es jamais séparé de la nature innée.

    Une fois que ceci est réalisé, ton corps peut bien vieillir, l’esprit éveillé ne s’altère jamais. Il ignore la différence entre jeune et vieux. La nature innée est au-delà de toute tendance ou inclination. Lorsque tu comprends que cette conscience éveillée innée est présente en toi, il n’y a plus de différence entre intelligence vive ou faible. Lorsque tu comprends la nature innée, libre de tendance et d’inclination, il n’y a plus de différence entre grand et petit savoir. Bien que ton corps, support de l’esprit, s’affaisse peu à peu, le dharmakaya de la sagesse attentive est sans fin. Quand tu atteins la stabilité de cet état sans changement, il n’y a plus de différence entre durée de vie longue ou courte.

    Vieil homme, exerce-toi au sens véritable ! Prends la pratique à cœur ! Ne confonds pas le sens et les mots ! Ne te sépare pas de ton amie la persévérance ! Considère toute chose avec un esprit attentif ! Ne te laisse pas aller au bavardage vain, aux racontars sans but ! Ne poursuis pas d’objectifs triviaux ! Ne te laisse pas troubler par le souci de ta progéniture ! Sois modéré en nourriture et en boisson ! Accepte de mourir en homme ordinaire ! Ta vie s’épuise, donc sois diligent ! Pratique ces instructions pour un vieillard au bord du trépas ! »

    A cause du bâton pointé vers le cœur de Shérab Gyalpo, cela est appelé « l’Instruction du bâton pointé vers le vieillard. » Shérab Gyalpo de Ngog atteignit l’accomplissement et fut libéré.

    Cela fut rédigé par la Princesse de Karchen pour le bien des générations à venir, sous le titre d’Instruction du bâton pointé.

  7. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful teaching. I love it so much. How we have all suffered and wasted our time to please our own perceptions of what we can live with. They are all empty. All attachments to things that bring temporary pleasure and distaste towards experiences that bring anger and sadness are not real clouding the true nature of the mind. To realize that each experience is impermanent and just a passing phenomena that is empty by nature is such a relief and freeing. I think no worldly riches can bring such wonderful feeling of lightness.

    Much love and care

    Valentina

  8. Steve Tobias on Oct 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche.

    Many masters from different traditions/lineages being quoted here recently and it helps with thinking and reaffirming dharma, and looking at different angles.

  9. Lim Han Nee on Oct 4, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for finding and sharing this deeply profound and very meaningful teaching with us.I have read it 3 times through but will read it again and again to apprehend it more and more.

    There is no other way for us to overcome our disturbing emotions than to realize the true reality of their illusory nature. To realize this, we have to free ourselves of the mental constructs and thoughts that stem from our limited conceptual mind. To do that, we have to look deeply and beyond, and apprehend our naturally awakened mind which is ‘self-existing and inherent’ in ourselves.

  10. justinripley on Oct 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    A deep teaching, on many levels, but the most simple level for myself is that the mediation on letting go of our negative emotions, such as craving for food and drink, worrying about our offspring, etc…

    These are what occupies our minds daily. I like how its said that the meditation becomes part of a constant wakefulness. It’s so easy for us to forget that our minds are tricking us in our daily affairs that we don’t realise its what we are doing.

    What time do we really have left, to practice this meditation. Very good teaching.

    Thank you Rinpoche

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Beautiful teaching, awareness and mindfullness can really solve many of our problems and counter our negative emotions. Sometimes when we get swept by negative emotion we just get carried away with it. People who have merit when they hear a teaching they can just put it into practise and get the results they want.

    Well at the age 61 Sherab Gyalpo he must have had a lot of merits to have met Guru Rinpoche and he knew what he needed to do and that was to serve the Guru.

  12. otis boyles on Oct 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    That was an awsome teaching. Thank you for your diligence Rinpoche. Wtih much thanks. otis.

  13. Ash Ng on Oct 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for this profound teaching. I will recite again and again. May Tenzin Thokpa gain actualization from this recitation. Tashi delek 🙂

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    Relying on a Dharma Protector or Dharmapala is an essential and beneficial practice within Vajrayana Buddhism. As a result of living in the Kaliyuga (degenerate) age, where negative karma is immense and distractions from the spiritual path are abundant, treading the path to Enlightenment can be an arduous and obstacle-ridden road.

    Read more here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/how-to-rely-upon-dorje-shugden
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:31 PM
    There’s a topic most people find a little awkward to talk about, and that’s sponsorship in the Dharma. People find it awkward because they think money is not a very spiritual thing to discuss. Yet it is an unavoidable subject because it’s a simple fact of life in samsara – monasteries and Dharma institutions would never be able to survive without the kindness of sponsors, and if they did not have the funds.

    Read this powerful piece by Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai (Ani Lobsang Pema): http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
  • Joy Kam
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:00 PM
    The Meaning Behind Dorje Shugden’s Form
    Like the Buddha, Dorje Shugden’s body manifested from his great attainments. Hence, every part of his form has deep spiritual significance. Dorje Shugden’s entire body represents the complete path of the Lamrim or the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, and meditating upon it with correct understanding will generate great merits and spiritual attainments. This is a brief explanation of Dorje Shugden’s form: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/overview/the-meaning-behind-dorje-shugdens-form
  • Joy Kam
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:00 PM
    Shimmering Vajrayogini from Ms. Wahyu
    See this beautiful painting gifted to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche especially made with lots of love… http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 10:29 AM
    Do you know what they did to this old erudite master Geshe Thupten Lama after serving them for years? Read here and be prepared to be shocked: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119404
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 10:28 AM
    This educated, kind hearted and very determined young lady often went out to protest for a free Tibet in London as well as raise funds for the Tibetan communities in India. She really wanted to help the Tibetans. Guess what happened to her? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119699
  • Jason
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:46 AM
    Before this, I really doubt on reincarnation but after I watched the video above, it make me believe on reincarnation stuff which is happen to many high Lama. Reincarnation can’t totally explain by scientists but it reallly exists in this world.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this and it open up my view on reincarnation topic.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/reincarnation-true-or-false.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 09:10 PM
    At this day and age, it is indeed surprising for leaders of faith to apply a heavy-handed technique to oppress nonbeliever or the deviant. It is hard to accept because we have been educated by the history of painful examples where discrimination and persecution were usually man-made because of intolerance, lack of acceptance and ignorance. I wish the Baha’i faith grow and shine, and may harmony and love pervades the community.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/sanctuary-for-a-persecuted-faith.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:46 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing with us here online the very rare and holy image of Pabongka Rinpoche in Tantric dress. He is the lineage master of Tibetan Buddhism that His Holiness Dalai Lama is teaching today. I am very fortunate to be able to meet with Tsem Rinpoche whose teaching traced back to Pabongka Rinpoche unbroken. May more people realize the weight of unbroken lineage in Buddhism and hence see the importance of Guru Devotion, which is the cornerstone of pure lineage in many ways.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche-in-tantric-dress.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:34 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for the interesting article. We get to learn more about preventing snakes the natural way. It ‘s nice to know that we can rely on plants to repel snakes, and some of these plants are suitable to be planted in Malaysia. Garlic paste sounds not trying to make and a natural way to repel snakes. I wonder if it works to keep lizards away too?

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-to-prevent-snakes-in-your-backyard.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:22 PM
    This is a very nice sharing by Cindy Dinh. Rejoice to your keen interest in Buddhism in spite of being at an age where spirituality is not a common topic of interest. Please continue to explore the many teachings and topics here on the blog. And thank you, Cindy for writing to show your appreciation. It is a great testimony to the good work by Rinpoche and the team and will be a motivation for the rest of us too.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/thanks-cindy.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:07 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for this advice, which gives depth to what it means by living with parents versus living on our own. The key takeaway is taking responsibility for our own life hence making our own destiny. Camping in our comfort zone for too long will not fuel us to do better or be stronger and more independent. At the end of the day, our attitude determines our actions, and our actions determine our success. Go for it, everyone! You never try, you never know. ��

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/living-at-home-the-real-reasons.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:03 PM
    This is a very beatiful Buddha Manjushri painting. Rejoice for Wylfred and team for taking effort to making this painting and offered it to Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/look-what-the-postman-brought.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 weeks ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
3 weeks ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
3 weeks ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
3 weeks ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
2 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
2 months ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
2 months ago
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
2 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
2 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
2 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
3 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
3 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
3 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
4 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
4 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
5 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
5 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
5 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
5 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
5 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
5 months ago
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu darling is a very good boy.
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    [11/02/2017] I love you mumu boy
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  • You will Never be Ready
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    You will Never be Ready
    Dear friends, watch this video and ready, if we keep waiting till we are ready, that day will never come. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Stop asking for Easy
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    Stop asking for Easy
    This video is powerful because it's the truth. It applies to anything. It applies to our dharma practice. Watch the video and share it. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Must Watch this Video!
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    Sacred Tibetan Incense - Nyimo County, Lhasa, Tibet
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    Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on Samaya
    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    4 months ago
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    This was on FB and I came across it. His Holiness said in Tibetan institutions there is a lot of propitiating protector/oracles and this is not what Buddhism is about. So they are putting Nechung/Tema oracles within the video to say what is he talking about when he does it himself. This is confusing is the message to his people. TR
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    4 months ago
    Look how this crab eats a cherry.. Incredible and cute... Never seen this before. They have feelings too. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is Sarah. Do you have 30 seconds for her? Her life in just 30 seconds!
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    5 months ago
    See what is your fortune today!
  • Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recites offering stanza to Dorje Shugden Septemeber 2016
    5 months ago
    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recites offering stanza to Dorje Shugden Septemeber 2016

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Pastor Chia solemnized a couple's marriage registration at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
yesterday
Pastor Chia solemnized a couple's marriage registration at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
On Sunday morning, we had an animal liberation event , in which we will save the lives of birds. Pastor Han Nee led a beautiful prayer before the birds were released. bit.ly/2ahl6Yv Lucy Yap
yesterday
On Sunday morning, we had an animal liberation event , in which we will save the lives of birds. Pastor Han Nee led a beautiful prayer before the birds were released. bit.ly/2ahl6Yv Lucy Yap
Kenny Loh from Ipoh has offered lights and incense on behalf of KISG before the start of our short Mother Tara retreat. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 days ago
Kenny Loh from Ipoh has offered lights and incense on behalf of KISG before the start of our short Mother Tara retreat. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Through the blessings from Rinpoche, KISG has completed our short Mother Tara retreat today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 days ago
Through the blessings from Rinpoche, KISG has completed our short Mother Tara retreat today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Join Self Defense Classes in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturdays
2 days ago
Join Self Defense Classes in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturdays
Lantern Festival Bazaar was one of the event organised by KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
3 days ago
Lantern Festival Bazaar was one of the event organised by KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
Light offering to Lama Tsongkhapa by the WOAH Campers. Alice Tay, KSDS
3 days ago
Light offering to Lama Tsongkhapa by the WOAH Campers. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teachers and children are enjoyed for being stayed together for 2D1N of WOAH Camp 2016. Alice Tay, KSDS.
3 days ago
Teachers and children are enjoyed for being stayed together for 2D1N of WOAH Camp 2016. Alice Tay, KSDS.
KSDS students were taken refuge before the lesson start. Alice Tay, KSDS
3 days ago
KSDS students were taken refuge before the lesson start. Alice Tay, KSDS
Fun time in self-defense section during Woah Camp 2016. Alice Tay, KSDS
3 days ago
Fun time in self-defense section during Woah Camp 2016. Alice Tay, KSDS
Dharma sharing with Pastor David Lai about the Secret of Relationships i Wisdom Hall
3 days ago
Dharma sharing with Pastor David Lai about the Secret of Relationships i Wisdom Hall
Group picture of KSDS team upon completion of Graduation 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Group picture of KSDS team upon completion of Graduation 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
Students from SRJK (C) Bukit Tinggi making khata offering to Rinpoche in KFR. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students from SRJK (C) Bukit Tinggi making khata offering to Rinpoche in KFR. Lin Mun KSDS
Winners of the Riddles contest part 1 during the recent Grand Dorje Shugden Puja. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Winners of the Riddles contest part 1 during the recent Grand Dorje Shugden Puja. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien and teacher Jenni leading the Mitsegma recitation before the start of Sunday Dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Teacher Kien and teacher Jenni leading the Mitsegma recitation before the start of Sunday Dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace briefing the students on the activity during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Teacher Grace briefing the students on the activity during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
Dharma Talk tomorrow Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat with Pastor David Lai - join us!
4 days ago
Dharma Talk tomorrow Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat with Pastor David Lai - join us!
May the students of Kechara Sunday Dharma School be equipped with Buddha Dharma that can guide them through the manmade world and be protected by the Three Jewels always. Stella, KSDS
1 week ago
May the students of Kechara Sunday Dharma School be equipped with Buddha Dharma that can guide them through the manmade world and be protected by the Three Jewels always. Stella, KSDS
Teacher Jayce leading the mantra chanting for KSDS senior student class. Stella, KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Jayce leading the mantra chanting for KSDS senior student class. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School focuses on giving bite size dharma to children and young adults. Stella, KSDS
1 week ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School focuses on giving bite size dharma to children and young adults. Stella, KSDS
KSDS senior students listening patiently to Dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun. Stella, KSDS
1 week ago
KSDS senior students listening patiently to Dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School youngest class led by Teacher Zhen Yue. Stella, KSDS
1 week ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School youngest class led by Teacher Zhen Yue. Stella, KSDS
Yr 2 Lamrim class in session in Kechara House, sharing on the greatness of the Dharma that is the Lamrim.PHanNee
1 week ago
Yr 2 Lamrim class in session in Kechara House, sharing on the greatness of the Dharma that is the Lamrim.PHanNee
Brochures of Dorje Shugden were distributed to Ms. Kiang's family for blessing and protection. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
Brochures of Dorje Shugden were distributed to Ms. Kiang's family for blessing and protection. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Kiang's brothers and her son were here at Gunung Lang, Ipoh for the animals liberation activity today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
Ms. Kiang's brothers and her son were here at Gunung Lang, Ipoh for the animals liberation activity today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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