Interesting reincarnation video you must watch!!

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Dear friends,

Special guest speakers including Dr. Phang Cheng Kar, International Healer Anne Jones and Brahmacharini Nishita Chaitanya of Chinmaya Seva Ashram-Hong Kong has taken time from their busy schedule to speak so beautifully and lucidly in this video.

Our very own Kechara’s Pastor Susan Lim and Pastor Ngeow together with our international guest speakers share their wisdom, thoughts and views on reincarnation. These intelligent people come from different backgrounds yet can come across a shared view of how the belief in reincarnation can impact our daily lives. They also clearly point out how it affects their lives for the positive. Reincarnation gives hope at the same time is the truth believed by over 2 billion people on this planet.

Kechara has created this interesting video that YOU MUST WATCH. Very interesting leaving you to want to investigate more.

I thank our distinguished speakers very much for their wisdom, time and sharing. All of you really speak clearly and from your heart with logic.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

 

Please let me know what are your thoughts below. Have you had recollections of your previous existence? Dreams? Or clear impressions of who you were. If you did, what did you see? What did you dream? Did you like the recollections? Do you know of people who can recollect their previous lives. Please scroll down to the comments sections and share with me as I am interested. All of the speakers were good, but which one kind of resonated with you… Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  1. patriciasnodgrass on Mar 18, 2014 at 1:01 am

    I recall the last few moments of my last life with great clarity. This memory has been with me since I was a very small child and has NOT changed at all in the 55 years of this current life. I was beheaded. I remember this quite clearly. I’m outside. I can see the sky, it is very very blue, and I’m very cold. There are mountains in the background and they are covered in snow. I am very frightened, but worse, I’m disappointed. There is a bright flash of light, the glimpse of hair, pain, and then nothing other than the sensation that I was supposed to have done something very important, but I failed completely. Like I said, this has haunted me through out my current lifetime. I wish I could remember what it was I was supposed to do.

  2. verontung on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    It is just such a good example and so logical to understand after listening to what Pastor Susan has said! This video is indeed very interesting. Really, i believe in reincarnation, hence it’s always a very good guardance on our behaviours in our lifes. It is very obvious that reincarnation really does not has any religion contradictions as the speakers in this video basically has different background and expertise. Through this video, it makes my minds more clear and firm towards the meaning and existences of reincarnation!

  3. June KH-jb on Jul 14, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    几乎所有的宗教都相信死后是有轮回转世的,也都能有轮回的证据。虽然我并不拥有前世的记忆,但我相信是有轮回转世的,根据业力的法则—“修善得善果,修恶得恶果”是公平的,并没有无辜的,所以我们必须竭尽所能的除恶行善,依止上师的教导修习佛法至到证悟!!

  4. JImmy Tan on Jul 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    如果相信轮回的理论会让我对现在所做的一切和对环境保护付起责任话那我选择相信。

  5. Seth on Mar 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Om Maha Yak Cha Tsa Soha.

  6. Michelle Burks on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:39 am

    I recall having a memory at a very young age that has made little sense to me. I remember young child 7 or 8 years old. I put a coin in my mouth, tried to swallow and choked. No one was present to help me. I could not breathe or talk and I remember falling into a deep sleep on the floor. It was very painful but the more I fell into the deep sleep, the more the pain faded. I was very confused because I know it happened, the pain was real, and when I tried to talk to my parents about it, they said nothing like that ever happened and it was probably just a dream. The funny thing is I was older in the memory when I remembered it happening. I know what happened wasn’t a dream and was very scary.
    I do believe I was an asian buddhist in my past life. I’m just wondering why I chose this life. It makes no sense.

  7. Natalie on Jan 19, 2012 at 2:31 am

    definitely believe in reincarnation. This short video was on the in the uk quite a few years ago and they found some evidence of reincarnation.

  8. Su An on Jan 7, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche, Kechara team and speakers for making this video. The points put across were very clear and logical. I particularly liked Anne Jones’ interview. She’s a free thinker yet all she said were consistent with what we learn in Buddhism. Also she pointed out one of the limitations of science, which is that it is only reliable for measuring or proving things which have a material/physical form, and within the boundaries of what knowledge humans have learned or can perceive at a particular point in time.

    I have no recollections of my past lives, but ever since young I never doubted about reincarnation. It was very natural and acceptable to me. It makes much more sense that life does not end just like that; if it did then there’s not much purpose to life. I suppose there are so many social and environmental problems and wars in this world because we think we can get away with our actions when death comes.

    Reincarnation is something like the law of gravity: you can’t see, feel, smell or hear it but its there, and its going to work on you whether you believe it or not. Some may say, gravity can be measured. But don’t forget that before Newton came along, no one knew there’s such thing as gravity!

    Safer to believe in reincarnation than not. What’s there to lose anyway by believing in it?

  9. Sock Wan on Jan 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I have always been fascinated by ‘reincarnation’ even though I do not have any recollection of my past lives. I believe in reincarnation because that is the only explanation to children or people who can correctly indicate or identify the items or people they knew in their previous life.

    By believing in reincarnation that life does not end with death we also accept the law of cause and effect (Karma) thus accepting we are what we did before. Since good action bring good results, we will be more aware of our actions and we will not do things that hurt people. We will be less selfish and more generous, we will be able to face our failures and not to be egoistic.

    If reincarnation is a fairy tale but we can be a better person by believing this fairy tale, why not?

  10. Uncle Eddie on Jan 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    No recollections of what my previous existences were, but of course the believe in recarnation is real. As what Brahmacharini Nishita Chaitanya said; what we are now is the caused effect of our previous action, makes solid sense. So is our KH Pastor Susan’s statement that every action counts; any negative karma will catch up with anyone in their future life, if not in this lifetime. It is really amazing how highly attained lama masters have proven how they can reincarnate back to this world to be where they want tobe reincarnated! Specifically amazing, are also the scientifically documented researches claimed to have been devotedly done by the famous Dr. Ian Stevenson in India, Africa, Britain and even in USA, which many skeptics and scholars agreed that these researches offered the best evidences on reincarnation! Nevertheless, thanks to Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, this indeed is a very interesting mind-opening, if not bogling and perfectly beneficial video-blog to share, which definitely will benefit all who view it!

  11. MM on Jan 3, 2012 at 2:16 am

    To me it is definitely the most fascinating topic I can think of and the evidence (Ian Stevenson’s work, reports of near death experiences, reports of Tibetan lamas, etc.) to say the least makes it more likely to be true than not.
    After all, even in a materialistic point of view things don’t come out of nothing and disappear into nothing. Materials (and energy) just change their form.
    This and the vast, almost unimaginable consequences for countless lifetimes if reincarnation is a fact will make acting according to the Dharma the smartest choice indeed. Just according to HH the Dalai Lama, if you want to be selfish at least be selfish the smart way (and act according to cause and effect).

    Yet so, some questions arise, e.g.:
    If realizing this “truth” is so essential for the betterment of our actions, then why isn’t the recollection yoga taught more widely, also in Buddhist centers or shouldn’t at least a hypnotic regression session be conducted by every practitioner? Wouldn’t this inquisitive approach match better with Buddha’s demand to prove the teachings to and for ourselves?
    Why are there so few stories about recollected past lives and even in the recordings of the historical Buddha they are only in human or animal form (I haven’t read all, though)? To match with science, one would expect reports from different ages (starting probably from cavemen and dinosaurs) and even different planets or from time before the big bang – also from other highly realized beings.
    Could the most early cause for our imagination and creativity be glimpses of memories from past lives? Coz what could be the cause of someone drawing an alien from outer space if no one probably ever met one? There must be a cause for that.

    I hope there will be more scientist investigating into the matter in the future.

  12. Louise Lee on Jan 3, 2012 at 12:35 am

    谢谢仁波切 Post 这个访问!

    从前转世, 这两个字对我不会有什么大不了. 但是,当我认识克切拉. 还有看一些仁波切的一些故事, 真的让我无法不相信, 每个众生都会因自己所造的业, 负起重大责任!

    感谢这一生, 趁年轻遇见佛法,让我不在山洞里看世界!

  13. JP on Jan 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I believe in reincarnation because it’s logical and answers more questions. It makes us take responsibility of our actions. I think this is very important because our actions sometimes hurt other people due to our self absorption. Taking responsibility also mean that we can change our destiny if we choose to. It’s very empowering.

    The only person whom I personally know who shows proof of reincarnation is Tsem Rinpoche. What Rinpoche likes to do now such as building monasteries, refurbishing monasteries to improve them, sponsoring the sangha and dharma teachings, helping the less fortunate and many others are very similar to his previous incarnation’s actions.

  14. Cheryl Craig on Jan 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Dear Rinpoche–Thank you for this post very much. I hope you are feeling better and have complete health in this New Year!

    I was trained in clinical psychology with also a transpersonal Eastern and Western slant. For many years I did a kind of deep therapy healing with people that touched upon their total recall with past lives. It was not my intention to do past life recall with them but because of circumstances and how I was trained we would go down that path together to find the seed cause of their suffering.

    Sometimes I could clearly see their other lives or sometimes I would simply guide them so they could tell me what they saw and do their inner work themselves. Often when they told me what they saw it was to alleviate a major problem they were having in their life… such as phobias, obsessions, illness, etc. –

    Once the past life that was causing them their current karma or pain this lifetime was discovered, they would go thru the trauma from then, explaining in major detail all about it. This was way too much detail and emotion for the imagination to conjure up.

    After they found the seed of their problem there would be a big revelation… such as, “I see now why I couldnt fly in an airplane this lifetime but now I think I can.” Anyway I have many cases like this over the years. So many that I have no doubts whatsoever that we all have lived before in some form or fashion and that we carry with us in our pure stream of consciousness, these memories. We only need to learn how to access.

    Anyway—–I find it a very powerful healing to unravel the source of one’s actual problem or circumstance from another lifetime. After all, we do carry that imprint and it can still effect our daily patterns.

    Thank you again for all of your trusted wisdom.
    With Great Appreciation- Cheryl

  15. bengkooi on Jan 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video. While I have no past life recollections (I can barely remember what I had for lunch last week), I firmly believe in reincarnation and the concept of karma. Reincarnation and karma helps me make decisions that would normally be difficult if I thought that there is only this life. It helps me become a better person.

    What Anne Jones said was very good, about how reincarnation helps makes sense of how to go thru everything in this lifetime because there is a very long term view. Such a long term view gives life purpose. You know, like why are we here going thru a horrible lifetime if there is no purpose at the end of the day?

    Personally, reincarnation helps me makes sense of why we must go thru life doing the right thing. As Brahmacharini said, “If I know that my death is not the end of me, then it makes me more acutely aware that my present actions will have future ramifications which I am not going to escape. ”

    That makes perfect sense to me.

  16. henry ooi on Jan 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I do not have any recollection or dream that I existed before nor know of anyone who has consistently talked of his/her previous life.

    My belief in reincarnation stems from my faith in Rinpoche who logically explains Buddhist philosophy that allows me to experiment through practice. And of Rinpoche recollecting experiences he had when he was in the monastery, of highly attained monks who have reincarnated.

    I like all the above speakers who are people with different educational background and race but share the common belief that re incarnation exists.

    What we cannot see, hear or feel does not mean they certain things do not exist. Maybe present day science do not have the advance technology or intelligence to prove reincarnation does exist, just like a thousand years ago people could not prove what modern science had unraveled today.

    Like the speakers say, if we believe that our actions would affect our future, even in this lifetime, it would make us be more aware not to do more negative actions and take responsibility when we did. At the very least, our present life would be purposeful.

  17. Nicholas on Jan 1, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for sharing this videos.

    All the speakers give a very great explanation. It make sense to me.
    Believing in ‘incarnation’ answered a lot of my doubt such as good people die at young age but some bad one enjoying their great live.

    Believing in incarnation give us a purpose in live. With this we will be responsible on our action. What ever we do now is the cause for the effect in our future. Whatever happened now is the effect our our previous action that created the cause.

    Eventually we never die but just continuing our journey at different time, different environment and probably different form (it’s all depend on our action that created the cause for better effect).

  18. Lim Han Nee on Jan 1, 2012 at 1:30 am

    I don’t have any recollection of any of my past lives, though I used to have ‘deja vu’ experiences and encounters in my dreams. Strange though, when I was young I suffered from gripping pains in my stomach and someone with clairvoyance, whom my late mother had consulted, said that it was the result of my having given meat to a monk to eat in a previous life.So that was my early acquaintance with karma and past lives.Whatever it is, I do believe in reincarnation.

    All the speakers spoke very convincingly about how logical it is to believe in reincarnation by just looking at how humans are born so ‘unequal’.

    The closest to any form of scientifically-based empirical evidence would be that of the collection of evidence from a study of over 2500 children of between 3-4 years of age and their spontaneous recollection of their past lives as well as their birth marks which corresponded with the injuries of their previous lives’ counterparts.

    I find that the following lines from the great English poet William Wordsworth’s poem ‘Ode To Immortality’ show that even he , a Christian, did believe in reincarnation too:
    “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
    The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
    Hath had elsewhere its setting,
    And cometh from afar…”

    From the speakers we have a chorus of strong eloquent voices that speak of the hope and meaning and purpose that believing in reincarnation gives us as we live out this life and move on to the next one. Believing in reincarnation and in karma,as is agreed upon by the speakers, makes us more responsible in our attitude and action towards our fellow beings and other beings and the environment.

  19. Ac17 on Dec 31, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I believes strongly in reincarnation way before i claimed myself as a buddhist. I don’t have any recollection on my previous life or maybe there’s nothing particular interesting or had enough impact that i’ve done for me to recall. But what i believe is Rinpoche definitely make an deep impact on one of my previous life which leads me to be one of his student in this life time.

    There’s a saying “Everybody knows everybody in 6 degree” perhaps this is why all of us reading, doing and practices Buddhism now. We are all related to each others.

    I like what Brahmacharina Nishita Chaitanya said, “An existence does not come from non existence”. It makes a lot of sense.

    Thank you Rinpoche, please rest well

  20. tenzin llhamo on Dec 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I believe in reincarnations. Although I do not have recollections of it doesnt mean it does not exist. I like what Brahmacharini Nishita Chaitanya said…How can existence come from non existence? I used to ask myself the same thing…How can something just pop out and come into existence from nothing? If God love everyone, why then everyone of us are born with different situations? I couldnt understand the logic behind it. Pastor Susan Lim also said that every action counts and therefore there are always repercussions in what we do not only in previous lives but also in this. I thank H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for all the Dharma teachings that make sense in every way because it was taught from what Buddha said. Questions that I couldnt understand was found in His teachings on You Tube.

  21. Graeme Brereton on Dec 31, 2011 at 3:44 am

    I as a reasonably new Buddhist found this video absolutely fantastic. Many years ago a woman told me I was an old spirit, that I had lived many lives and she could see this through clairvoyance. I never found out much but at times I have seen and done things in my life, I am sure I have done, or places I have seen in another life. As religions all believe in something else after death I can only believe life after death is real. In this life I was born into a middle class family and my childhood was good. In my adult life from 19 yo on I have suffered because of a very bad accident I had. At 50 I recently lost my home in a Natural Disaster and my insurance company actually sent me broke rather than fix my home. My life has become a battle but I accept it with my disabilities and my hardship and push on. I became a buddhist only 12 months ago and since then, although the suffering continues, I have found piece in my life and accept the life I live. I concentrate on Mindfulness and loving kindness every day now. The Ajahn at the monastery near my home told me I am a very good hearted person. In Thailand only one month ago, an old monk called me over and said because of the way I acted in the temple, he knew I was a good person and had a good heart. He also told me I would be in a good place in my next life. I do hope this is true and find no reason to ignore being told these things by people who do not know me but see and feel something in m presence. recently a clairvoyant told me I have clairvoyance powers and should try to learn. My life has gone around in such a way that I can only hope rebirth is my destiny after this life. I have contemplated suicide at times recently but feel that would only put me in another life, most likely not much better than this one so I wait. I look after myself as best I can and I live a pure, honest buddhist style life in Australia. I am going to live in Thailand soon because I want to live the buddhist life fully in the hope that my belief in the Buddha will bare good fruit for my next life. I see enlightenment as a reward for what I will one life do and due to past experiences can only believe my enlightenment can’t be to many lives away now. This in itself is exciting, and I now practice meditation 2-3 hours every day and my success there has given me hope that the Buddha, even though finding me late in my life, has given me hope that my life of pain and suffering has not been in vain. I was a soldier when injured in an accident, and I now hope my life over the last 30 years has been a good life in the mod parts and I am now giving as much as I can to myself in buddhism and follow the Dhamas closely. I am not the perfect Buddhist but for a late starter I am now enjoying my life, still with pain and other physical problems a whole lot more. Thank you fr this insight into reincarnation as I am a firm believer. All the speakers points where well heard and listened too completely and my belief is my soul will go on after my body has given in. If only my soul could distance itself from the body so the pain and anguish would be held back. I do not complain but go on the best I can and I do many things I have been told by doctors I never will because I am strong and know my life can only get better. If reincarnation is true I am in for a great life net time.

  22. William on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I believe in reincarnation. It may be because of the movies I have seen from young or from people I have heard from. But since I learn more in Buddhism and understand karma deeper, I do believe that we will come back after we die, in various forms, depending on our karma. If we do good, then we will unlikely be reborn in the lower realms.

    Personally, I have no recollections of my past lives. And what struck out most foe me is the speaker Brahmacharini who quotes “You can’t get existence form non-existence”. For us to exist, we have to come somewhere whether from one form or another or formless. Also all religions believe in the continuation of the life after death, may not be reincarnate into another being, but continuing life in heaven or hell. There is continuity.

    I totally agree with all the speakers that with reincarnation, it gives a purpose in life to become better, if not in this life, we have the next life to look forward to. And we can’t escape what we have created as we will come back and face the consequences.

  23. patsy on Dec 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I believe in reincarnation but I have no recollection or have experience it. All the speakers spoke well and are good. I like what Brahmacharini said, “You can’t come into existence from non-existence.” I think it is very logical. Also she mentioned about taking care of the environment so that in future when she returns it will be a cleaner place, “if I know that my death is not
    the end of me, it makes me more acutely aware that my present actions will have future ramification which I am not gona escape”. And as what Pastor Susan said, “How we are today are based on our previous actions.” Knowing that we are coming back again and again, we have to be responsible for our actions as it will always come back to us and we can’t escape from it.

  24. Dee Dee Quah on Dec 30, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the video. I like the interviews very much and what is shared by our respected interviewees makes so much sense.

    Reincarnation answers so many questions – why are some of us “suffering” while others seem to have a good life, why are some lives short while others are long, why we have affinity for certain people.

    More importantly, the underlying message is for us to take the opportunity given to us in this lifetime, to do good and serve others; to make full use of our given capacities and not fritter our lives away.

    While I have no personal recollections of reincarnations, I wish to share this video with my friends. Because, it will help some whom I know is struggling through bad times. Perhaps, once it helps them to understand why certain things are happening to them, they may see it as an opportunity to learn and grow and not be so “affected” by it.

    With much gratitude.

  25. Kevin Tan on Dec 30, 2011 at 1:19 am

    The first law of thermodynamics may be expressed by several forms of the fundamental thermodynamic relation:
    Increase in internal energy of a system = heat supplied to the system – work done on the system.
    For a thermodynamic cycle, the net heat supplied to the system equals the net work done by the system.
    The net change in internal energy is the energy that flows in as heat minus the energy that flows out as the work that the system performs on its environment. Work and heat are not defined as separately conserved quantities; they refer only to processes of exchange of energy.
    These statements entail that the internal energy obeys the principle of conservation of energy. The principle of conservation of energy may be stated in several ways:
    Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. It can only change forms.
    In any process in an isolated system, the total energy remains the same. The above is a scientific view and is in line with the spiritual philosophy of reincarnation. When I was little, I had recurring dreams of being able to fly by merely doing a frog-stroke swimming
    movement. I don’t know for sure this could a recollection of my past lives. If it does, I had better start practicing dharma diligently because I don’t want to end up taking the form of a frog again! But my guru saved me…….he taught to take refuge with the three jewels! Since then, no more frog strokes.

  26. Mc on Dec 29, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I think it is a lot easier to accept that Reincarnation is not only highly probable but also the only acceptable explanation, than to prove that Reincarnation does NOT exists. At the point a child is conceived, 3 elements must come together i.e. the sperm, the egg and the “mind” or the “soul”. That the sperm and the egg come together cannot be disputed. We have to accept that the 3rd element ie the mind/soul enters the equation then, because if we don’t, then we have to explain at which point is the mind/soul inserted into the embryo? And by whom, how, and what selection process, and who was there to witness the insertion. We have to come up with answers with all those questions.

    All normal human sperm and egg cells look the same. The ones that are abnormal (e.g. sperm with two heads or no tail are infertile and cannot develop into a baby). If you took sperm and egg specimens from 100 different people from around the world, you won’t be able to identify whose is whose. All human cells have 46 chromosomes. So how is it that no 2 people are alike (not even twins) in their thinking, taste, preference, personality and character? And how is it that no 2 people experience life the same way even though everything else are the same?

    The only variable in the equation is the mind/soul. Where does it come from? I look at myself and I see traits and tendencies which are blatantly absent in my parents and sibling. Nor it is environmental because I am not the same as people I went to school with. I don’t have the same experience to life and I don’t respond to impulses the same way to everyone in my environment.

    If what make me the “me” is not in the sperm, or the egg, or the environment, then what is it?

    The principles of karmic imprints and reincarnation is the only logical explanation. It is not that the Buddha cannot prove reincarnation. We have to be somewhat attained through our training to “see” it. For now we are trying to explain it like a person is trying to use a 5-mile telescope to see something 1000 miles away.

    In one of Rinpoche’s previous teaching (Karma & Avoidance of non-virtue) Rinpoche gave the example that a piece of paper cannot just spontaneously happen. Before it was paper, it was pulp, and before that it was part of a tree, and before that it was a seed, which came from another tree, which in turn was a seed that came from another tree and so on. All phenomenon exists as part of a continuum.

    I have no memory of my past lives but when I examine my present life against a backdrop of the Teachings, a lot makes sense. Take the Teachings away and nothing makes any sense and nothing in life has any purpose or value.

  27. Andrew James Boon on Dec 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Brilliant video! Every speaker made such relevant, insightful and personal reflections on how they themselves feel. Beauty of it all is every single speaker had the same realization using simple logic and understanding! Perfect video to share!

  28. Su Ming on Dec 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I have no recollection of my previous existence, no dreams or clear impression of who I was in my previous life. The closet I ever have was deja vu experiences.

    However, I do believe in previous incarnation.

    1. I have heard from many reliable sources and also Rinpoche himself about high incarnate lama coming back. And how these high lama when they come back in this life how their imprints are so strong. For example, we have heard and also seen young high lama can memorised dharma text from a very young age. I am not talking about 1 or 2 pages of text but hundreds of pages dharma text and they are able to recite it all out.

    2. Tsem Rinpoche himself also told us before that when Rinpoche was very young, Rinpoche has always been fascinated with dolls (ie Chinese Opera Dolls and also Barbie Dolls, he did not know why. When he first saw Geshe Lobsang Tharchin personal Vajrayoini when Rinpoche was in New Jersey, Rinpoche was immediately attracted to Vajrayoigini and Rinpoche was extremely excited. Then, it occurred to us that Barbie Dolls are very similar to Vajrayoigini.

    3. Before I knew more about incarnation and karma, I used to have questions about good and bad experiences/habits I have in my life. I realised some are very strong and very hard to change and I realised that it must have come from my previous life. Ie, why do I behave in certain way and act certain way? Why do I have to meet not very nice people and be hurt badly and also nice people in certain juncture of my life. It cannot be a nurturing from my parents as all my siblings who has the same nurturing are different people all together.

    Therefore, Tsem Rinpoche always taught us that if we do not change our negative habit in this life, it will be brought forward to our next life and the karma will continues.

    I like what Brahmacharina Nishita Chaitanya said, “An existence does not come from non existence”. It makes a lot of sense.

    Thank You

  29. May on Dec 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Many years back when I was younger, I had a dream that got stuck in my mind till now ie. I can still remember it as it was so real.

    I dreamed of waiting for someone at the airport. Then an elder monk come out of the airport sliding door and walked straight at me and came to greet me. I have always wondered what that dream meant.

    Later in life, I had a wish to work for an NGO organization as I wanted to provide help to the needy. Naturally, I ended up working in dharma (Kechara).

  30. lucy yap on Dec 29, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    The belief in reincarnation is not confined to Buddhist;it is also found in other countries,in other religions,and even among free thinkers.It is possible but not easy for us to actually verify our past lives.The nature of mind is such that it does not allow most people the collection of their previous lives:Our minds are overpowered by the 5 hindrances:sensual desire,ill will,sloth,
    restlessness and doubt.Because of these hindrances,our vision is earth-bound and hence cannot visualise rebirth.
    A consideration of the shortness of our lifespan on earth will help us to reflect on reincarnation.
    I can’t recollect my past life but I do believe in reincarnation.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this video.May Rinpoche be healthy always.

  31. Ethan Chu on Dec 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I like this video very much. What a great way to gain insights from different professionals on a topic, learn and it makes me think deeper. A great video for learning. This topic is very interesting because since young we have been hearing about spirits, heaven and hell, and rebirth. But because we don’t see it with our own eyes, it is hard to believe which this world is made of anyways.

    A lot of people are depressed and wasted their lives away simply because they believe that death is the end of everything. That is why ever commercial company will even had taglines like “Life is short, play hard”… And I used to believe in it!!! I like what Brahmacharini said “you thought you can escape after death”. But now i know that it is not true.

    It took me a while to believe in reincarnation even though since young we have been hearing about people’s experience… It is only that I took the initiative to study more and when you look around you, actually the clues are everywhere. People recalling their past lives is one, what about other beings on this planet? creatures or whatever we called them. We are not the only ones… so life continues. And it can be more comforting than death.

  32. abby on Dec 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I don’t have recollections of my previous existence or clear impressions of who I was. But i believe in reincarnation. Just like what Brahmacharini Nishita Chaitanya, God/Buddha loves everyone, how could we claim there’s inequality in our existance. Is just that what I am now, is caused by my previous action. It makes sense to me.

    Many highly attained masters have proved to us how they reincarnate and back to this world. I am really amazed. How much wisdom they have inside themselves? Can we gain that much of wisdom in our one lifetime? It is impossible. Most of time in our lifetime, we go and have fun and make money, how much time we have to gain that much of wisdom as those highly attained masters? We think that this is the only lifetime, we must enjoy as much as we can. Therefore we become a person who only care about ourselves, selfish or even cruel to others. We even have tremendous fear in our mind when the death is coming.

    PS: I believe that I was a dog in my previous life or previous previous previous life as I have so much affinity with doggies. Even when I was 4 years old, my first pet in my life came to my house, i like her a lot since the moment i saw her. hehe. And dogs are always kind to me.

  33. ruby khong on Dec 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this video post. I watched it twice as it is nicely produced and even the voice over is beautiful. Besides what the insights shared by these speakers and what Rinpoche has explained to us, there have also been alot of research done by religious and non religious researchers to prove that there is reincarnation.

    What each speaker shared was very interesting especially Brahmacharini who said that “if I know that my death is not the end of me, it makes me more acutely aware that my present actions will have future ramification which i am not gona escape”. The example she gave about caring for the environment so that when she ‘returns’ she will have a cleaner place is a simple logical explanation that all actions whether positive or negative has bearing effect.

    Sometimes when we meet someone for the first time, the instant feeling that arises is very positive or the extreme end. With some, it is a sense of familiarity like meeting up with an old friend again and feeling comfortable. With some, you take an instant dislike. How do we explain that??

    I very often share the story of Zong Rinpoche’s toys’ shopping in America and shipping them to India in preparation for his incarnation to use them. It is a story that happened during our present lifetime and not something we read that was documented thousands of years ago. Is there need to doubt reincarnation then?

  34. lewkwanleng on Dec 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    This video is indeed very interesting. Thank you Kechara InMotion for such a good production.

    I personally have no recollections of previous life. However, as mentioned in the video by Brahmacharini Nishita Chaitanya, if God is all compassionate and loving, why would he make some suffer? The only logical explanation I can think of is whatever we have done previously.

    To me, the most important aspect about believing in re-incarnation is that we need to be responsible for our own actions. Since I believe in re-incarnation, I will be responsible for my actions, and if I do bad things, I will not be able to “escape” even if I die, because it can come back 🙂

    I sincerely hope that people will believe in reincarnation so that people will treat each other better.

  35. Thierry Janssens on Dec 29, 2011 at 11:50 am

    What an interesting documentary on re-incarnation.
    I found all speakers interesting to listen to, they each have something special to add to the topic.

    I have particularly liked Brahmacharini Nishita Chaitanya, for a very logical speech and especially the part when she speaks about re-incarnation casting light on this consequential aspect:

    my present actions will have consequences, further than this life time.

  36. Siong Woan on Dec 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Reincarnation is definitely REAL! My personal experience are limited in this but there are certain places (which I have never been, including overseas) i found extremely familiar as though I have been there and lived there a long long time.

    These incidences were like vivid dreams! I must have been there previous life times and the imprints have somehow been activated when i ‘re-visit’ the places this life time.

    This is personal experience and it is real, we need to keep a healthy ‘karma bank account’ and not running into ‘debts’ to increase our chance of good rebirths until we are out of samsara..

    Thank you Pastors for taking time to share our thoughts.

  37. Echo on Dec 29, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this despite not feeling well. I pray that you get well soon.

    I have been tuning in to your youtube teachings almost daily since coming to know about you and Kechara house abt a month ago. You teachings is the most comprehensive I have ever come across and I deeply admire the way you spread the dharma through thorough explanation even on topics such as the significant of Mala. I am deeply grateful as your teachings have greatly enhanced my faith and removed doubts in a much needed time.

    While I have no recollection of past lives, I think what reasonates with me is that it accounted for the differences we experience from birth; the reason why some are born disprivileged with no chance for recourse. I recalled that in one of your teachings, you said that if the sufferings were indeed for a reason/purpose (by a creator), what reason could that be? Those were my exact thoughts for years and why I felt only Buddhism provides an answer to these questions.

  38. KH Ng on Dec 29, 2011 at 3:15 am

    I believe in reincarnation. I have not really have any experience of recollecting past lives or heard of any one I know experiencing it. Nevertheless, strangely, I have always believe in reincarnation since I was conscious of myself..very very young. Natural for me as the sky is blue. This maybe be proof of reincarnation itself.
    I also observed that many everyday life’s happenings cannot be explained by any other cause that happened in this/that one’s life. Like what the narrator said..why some born rich, some poor, some healthy, some not…..it goes on and on. Must be from a cause from a past live.
    Also, believing in reincarnation can result in us acting in a way that is the most beneficial to us and people we know. So believing in reincarnation is far better then not believing.

  39. Philip Yong on Dec 29, 2011 at 2:42 am

    I like what Brahmacharini said, ‘You can’t come into existence from non-existence.’ I too don’t believe something can just pop up from no where. There must be a past continuity, very logical.

    All speakers spoke very logically and easy to understand. Pastor Susan said, ‘How we are today are based on our previous actions.’ Combining this statement with Brahmacharini’s,this statement is very true!

    Whatever actions we do today, where did we learn it from? It can’t be out of no where. Many times, spontaneously we do things we never knew we could. How do we explain this? In my opinion, reincarnation is an logical explanation for this.

    Understanding reincarnation, we will learn to live our lives positively and for the benefit of others. Because we know if we do anything wrong, negative karma will catch up with us in our future lives if not in this life. Every action counts, as Pastor Susan said in the video!

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  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 03:38 PM
    Trolls are assiociates as beings of Scandinavian folklore.A large number of different mythological creatures continue to live on in Scandinavian folklore.They have different shapes,habitat and filthy features . There are also numerous tales of trolls told and retold.Trolls are also believed to have the magigal powers, which were folktales ,posses capabilities that are beyond human .What ever it was a remnant of a long-lost reality for sure. I do believe that there’s a very high chance trolls had existed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,i do enjoyed all the stories in these article even though it just folk tales.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-hidden-nature-of-trolls.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Valentina
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:11 PM
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    Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds part 2 – (focus topic: Eight Great Charnel Grounds)

    At one time there was a god by the name of Rudra who was originally part of Mahadeva’s retinue. He was a very fierce being who also had many of his own consorts. Together with his consorts he began to oppress sentient beings, and promoted violence and unethical behaviour. At that time, Heruka once again arose, and in a dance of great compassionate wrath, liberated Rudra and his consorts from their physical bodies, sending their minds to pure lands. The places where Rudra’s body parts fell became charnel grounds. …read more by clicking the following link:

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/twenty-four-holy-places-eight-great-charnel-grounds.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:07 AM
    This year Wesak Day fall on 10 of May. This day is very special and meaningful to me because I will visit Kechara Forest Retreat(KFR) to join some meritorious event there.
    For me, Wesak is a day to commemorate Buddha Sakyamuni in three aspect( Birth , Enlightened, Nirwana).
    While we celebrate Wesak, we must remind ourselves to learn from Buddha teachings and practice it in order to gain attainment.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing in order to create more understanding on Wesak Day.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wesak-day-special-on-rtm-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:10 PM
    OMG! This is very touching. To see a doggie who never left go of his owner in spite of death. Way more powerful than many who proclaimed “till death do us part.” Just like the human, not all doggies are as loyal as this tear-jerking pet, but I truly believe almost all doggies offer unconditional love to the person who feeds and cares for them. Even when they are stray animals. There was a stray dog who will run two streets from the entrance of the “Taman” until the car stops in front of the house, just to greet me. You can imagine the warm and conviction in my heart that these beings are more than capable of loving than many of us, human! Thank you for this lovely sharing. I miss my doggie, Sherab.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:00 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for this amazing sharing. There is no doubt about the ability of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. His incarnations have been compassionate and taken rebirth to return and spread the dharma so that sentient beings can benefit and learn some dharma in our short life.

    We shall never doubt our Guru; but must see that He is one with our Yidam and Protector, an attained being. Even if our Guru does not demonstrate clairvoyance abilities, we must never contest our Guru, for he holds the key (dharma) that can liberate us from eternal suffering in samsara.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html

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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
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This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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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
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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Art expression using chalks and papers is an avenue for young children to cultivate positive perspective of life and connect with their artistic or creative side. Stella, KSDS
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Art expression using chalks and papers is an avenue for young children to cultivate positive perspective of life and connect with their artistic or creative side. Stella, KSDS
Children as long as 2 years old are ready to learn up skills and attitude that will help them shape their life. When else will be best to instil them with good Dharma values if not since young? Stella, KSDS
3 days ago
Children as long as 2 years old are ready to learn up skills and attitude that will help them shape their life. When else will be best to instil them with good Dharma values if not since young? Stella, KSDS
Senior students of the children class of Kechara Sunday Dharma School had their class in the ghompa every Sunday. Stella, KSDS
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Senior students of the children class of Kechara Sunday Dharma School had their class in the ghompa every Sunday. Stella, KSDS
Besides young Karlson and Ern Ern, there are new faces in Kechara Sunday Dharma School 2-4 years old. Stella, KSDS
3 days ago
Besides young Karlson and Ern Ern, there are new faces in Kechara Sunday Dharma School 2-4 years old. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students 5-6 years old making prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa at the beginning of the class every Sunday. Stella,KSDS
3 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students 5-6 years old making prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa at the beginning of the class every Sunday. Stella,KSDS
@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap!  PHNee
4 days ago
@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap! PHNee
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
4 days ago
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
4 days ago
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
4 days ago
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha )  was extensively covered. -  Yew Seng
4 days ago
English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha ) was extensively covered. - Yew Seng
Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
4 days ago
Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
One of the outdoor activities for KSDS students is to exercise the drawing that near to the nature. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
One of the outdoor activities for KSDS students is to exercise the drawing that near to the nature. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jesvin explained the camp rules and regulations to the camper. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Jesvin explained the camp rules and regulations to the camper. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS teachers and the young participants of WOAH  Camp played & have fun together for this game, Self defense and attack. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
KSDS teachers and the young participants of WOAH Camp played & have fun together for this game, Self defense and attack. Alice Tay, KSDS
The younger group of KSDS were happy because they're given chance to feel,touch and play the slime. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
The younger group of KSDS were happy because they're given chance to feel,touch and play the slime. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Laura guided the students do meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Laura guided the students do meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
6 days ago
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
6 days ago
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
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Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
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