STOP DANCING WITH THE CORPSE | 停止与尸身共舞

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STOP DANCING WITH THE CORPSE

When my time has come to leave this world, may I have spent my life cultivating my kindness, compassion, love and tolerance and have done works to have benefited others. These deeds can be taken with me in the form of good karma within my mind to benefit myself in future births. May I have purified my karma and therefore not take anymore negative minded misguided rebirths. If I have to take birth again, may I take birth in places where Lord Buddha’s teachings shine brightly and I live in a family and environment that gives me support and genuine good direction and encourages the growth of compassion. May I practice the dharma and continue the cultivation of the mind until supreme enlightenment in this and future lives. When I close my eyes for the last time in this life which will be soon, nothing that will be done to my body thereafter ( eg. washing, cleaning, dressing, make up, nice casket, elaborate funeral, food offerings, many friends mourning, large funeral plot of land, mausoleums, rituals, holidays, nice eulogies, awards, praises, etc) will benefit me as my mind has left the body. Doing anything elaborately or continuously for the body once dead is a waste of time and resources because the body is dead and the mind cannot feel it anymore. So why waste time on my corpse after I have left it. I should be concerned with my mind which is separate from my body and continues to exist.

With the same logic, doing so much for my body now beyond the basics is also a waste of time as it’s a living corpse. It’s nature and the eventual end is death. Why bother so much with it. Whatever I do and spend precious time on should benefit the mind as I am leaving with my mind and not body. Use time on what is lasting and not what will be discarded. The mind is lasting and the body is to be discarded. This is the truth and not morbidity. Therefore samsara (wordly) only offers methods to help the body and not the mind. Some more the ‘help’ is so short lived. So indulging in samsara for our body wastes time on a body we don’t own and we will discard at death soon. Better to work on the mind using dharma because we don’t discard the mind at all even at death. So logically, when we have left our bodies and our bodies start to rot, it is a waste of time to dress it, clean it, adorn it, fight for it, take it on long vacations, indulge it as it is dead. Well, by the same logic, it would be a waste of time to do so much of that now for our bodies because the inherent nature of our body is it will be a corpse and soon. So we are working super hard, indulging super hard and using all of our energies to take care of a corpse to be. We cannot keep this corpse. It is borrowed. So wasting time on samsaric activities that bring some comfort and pleasure to the body is a waste of time ultimately while cultivating the mind especially with dharma, dharma activities and dharma goals is what will benefit us and others now and at the time of death. We are our mind and that comes with us. The body is borrowed and left behind. Why spend more time ‘indulging’ something borrowed and has no lasting value? Cultivating the mind with dharma and Dharma goals is the best use of the limited time we have left. Each day we are not cultivating dharma in our minds and being in an environment for this, we have wasted our precious time. We need to stop dancing with the corpse.

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停止与尸身共舞

当我必须离开这世上的那一天到来时,但愿我已用我一生培养仁慈、慈悲、爱和包容之心,也做过利益他人之事。这些行为将以善业的形式伴随我到我的来世去利益我自己。但愿我已净化我的业障,不再引生错误的投生,成为怀有负面心智之人。若我必须再次投生,但愿我投生到佛陀教法炬光照十方的地方,并且出生在引导、支持我向善和慈悲的家庭和环境中。但愿我实修佛陀教法,继续修心直至这一世及来世达致无上证悟为止。很快地,我就要面临此生最后一次合上双眼的那一刻。在那一刻,为我肉身所做的任何举动和准备——如清洗和装扮我的肉身;为我的肉身造了偌大的棺材,举办了盛大的葬礼,准备了丰盛的食物供养;或是多少亲友前来哀悼,葬礼的场地或坟墓有多大,仪式有多隆重,悼词有多优美;甚至生前到过什么地方度假、享过什么荣誉和赞赏这等事与物——都将无有一丝的益处,因为我的心续经已离开肉身。一旦肉身死去,无论人们多么精心或持续地为那肉身做些什么,那都只会徒劳无功,因为肉身已死,心续也无法再对死去的肉身有任何感觉。 故此,为何还要在我离去后将时间耗费在我的尸身上呢?我应该重视我的心续,因为心续与我即将死去的肉身是分开的,心续会继续存在。

同理,此时为我的肉身做奢侈的“照料”也是徒然耗费精力,因为此时的肉身不过是一具还活着的尸体。这具还活着的尸体之本质和其最终的结果正是死亡。我还在为它烦恼什么呢?我所做的每件事、我所耗掉的每一刻宝贵时间都应该能够利益我的心续,因为会跟随我离开这世上的是心续而非这副肉身。善用时间在能恒久的事物之上,而非即将被丢弃的东西上。心续是恒久的,肉身是即将被丢弃的。这就是生命的真相而非病态。娑婆(世俗)世界仅仅能提供帮助我们肉身的方法,从未提供帮助我们心续的方法。更何况世俗所能提供的帮助也是短暂的,因此,为了我们的肉身而沉溺在娑婆中只是在浪费时间,因为我们不拥有这副肉身,而且当步步趋近的死亡来临时,我们还是必须舍弃这副肉身。因此,善用佛法来修心是更好的选择,因为即使在死亡面前,我们还能保有自己的心续。于是,按逻辑来说,既然我们一旦离开自己的肉身它便开始腐坏,我们一心装扮和清洗自己的肉身,甚至为自己肉身的舒适而跟别人起冲突,带着自己的肉身放长假去,或是留恋和沉溺于肉身的享受,这么做根本就是在浪费时间,因为它已经死了。再按照相同的逻辑往下推,当下若我们还用自己的肉身去做以上所述的事,我们简直是虚度光阴,因为我们肉身固有的本质就是它终究会变成一具尸体,而这一天更是日日向我们逼近。当下的我们正非常努力、沉溺地用尽全力去照料这副即将变成尸体的肉身,但我们终究无法留下这具尸体,它是借来的。究竟而言,沉溺在带来舒适和欢愉的世俗活动之中只是在浪费时间;反之以佛法、佛法活动和佛法目标来修心,是能在当下和死亡之时利益我们和其他人的事。我们即是自己的心续,心续将永远跟随我们;肉身是借来的,我们终究必须舍弃。既然如此,为何要将更多时间沉溺在借来且没有恒久价值的事物上呢?以佛法和佛法目标来修心,是善用我们仅存时间的最佳途径。不在心续中深植佛法及不在佛法环境中度过的每一天,都是挥霍我们宝贵生命的一天。我们必须停止与自己的尸身共舞。

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  1. Lin Mun on Jan 4, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    May people including myself like to put our priority to beautify our physical appearance. Appearance and body shape is just a temporary physical form which will change and it brings no value to us. Ultimately we should transform our mind to be better as the mind will bring us to a better rebirth in the future. Nothing will help us in the time of death but a mind that is calm and merits will help. Therefore, we should appreciate the time we have and do more dharma work to benefit others. Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching.

  2. Alice Tay on Mar 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    好喜欢我们的上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切比喻我们的身体其实就像活着的尸体,它是借来的,而不是永恒的。

    仁波切无时无刻地用不同的方法让我们明白无论花费那么多时间与金钱在我们的肉身上,这不受控制的肉身终有一天会老去和死去。仁波切让我们明白只有心续是恒久的,心续会继续的存在,并且会对我们的来世有所影响。

    从今天开始,我们要善用仅存时间与财力修习佛法以及参与佛法活动。如果时间允许的话,可以成为志工来利益其他人。除此,我们不只是单纯修习佛法,并要学会善用佛法来面对一切事与物。这样即使面临死亡时,我们还能保存自己的心续,并带着所有一切佛法的印记永远跟随我们。

  3. Anne Ong on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this very important teaching. Learn and practice Dharma,work for Dharma before its too late.Try not waste our precious time. Be with like-minded friends and company. Everything will change. Nothing is permanent. We will get sick and we will die. This is an article that we all should contemplate on._/\_

  4. wan wai meng on Feb 14, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the fantastic imagery of us dancing on a corpse, and the contemplation on death. So we focus on what, we will spend on for many many lifetimes and not just short term or just this life.

  5. Suzanne on Jan 18, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Wonderful analogy, it cuts right thru, exposing our bodily attachments to Samsara. Thank you.

  6. Stella Cheang on Jan 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this very important teaching. It is simple logic; working on our mind will last us in our future life (long term investment) while focusing on our body only last us as far as this lifetime (short term investment and often time without return), if the body does not already give way part by part, prematurely. Therefore, utilise our precious time on earth to invest in our mind. Every pleasure that derives through this body is short-lived anyway.

  7. Samfoonheei on Jan 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Learn and practice Dharma,work for Dharma before its too late.Try not waste our precious time ,as we won’t know what will happens next. So wasting time on samsaric activities that bring comfort and pleasure to the body is of no use .what will benefit us now and at the time of death is to cultivate our mind with dharma and dharma activities. Stay healthy have a healthy body , mind and have Dharma close to us .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful teachings.

  8. Judy Chen on Jan 13, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Transforming our mind for dharma is more appropriate then ‘looking good’ with our body which is for others to see or admire in the samsara. When our mind is transformed and when we learn and practice dharma, our mind is perpetually being carried on with dharma imprint. Dharma that we have learned & practiced will help us at the time of death.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing
    With folded hands

  9. Choong on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Cultivating a healthy body enough to do and absorb dharma would be good but indulging in our senses as Rinpoche writes above at the expense of dharma, makes no sense and would be a formula and cause to remain in samsara for sure.

    We have the choice but it would not be easy if we do not maintain a consistent practice. Momentum is key. Loss of momentum will make it very difficult to restart. Be with like-minded friends and company. It would make it easier to maintain this momentum.

  10. Choong on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Doing enough to have a healthy body in order to be able to continue to absorb and practise dharma is good enough, but not to the extent of indulging like Rinpoche writes above. Otherwise there would be little dharma and a lot of indulgence which would be a formula and the cause to remain in samsara.

  11. paul yap on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    The moment we took rebirth on the planet earth, we are destined to go thru illnesses, old age and death, and then restart the cycle again taking rebirth elsewhere. There is never an end to it, until Buddha Shakyamuni found the truth of getting out of samsara and became enlighten. Cherishing once body and have lots of indulgent will only resulted in never ending attachment and desire. Realising this, we should used the body to generate positive karma and good merits. The day we passed away, we are not able to take anything with us, we leave our family and loves one behind, most importantly, we are leaving our body behind. What we are taking with us at that moment is our karma and merits. Where we are taking rebirth and our next life’s conditions is determined by our karma and merits. So the wise one will use their human body building up good karma and merit bank for their future’s life.

  12. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Jan 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you Rinpoche for the direct and profound teaching about stopping to indulge with our bodies and removing our high expectation with our bodies as well. Based on my understanding from what I have learnt in this teaching, all of our time, effort and energies invested onto our bodies will be eventually ended to ground zero as we have to leave our bodies at the point of our death whether we like it or not. The value we have put onto our physical bodies will not give us any credits or any merits to help us in our next lifetime but it is merely our own delusion and ignorance that make us to think we need to feel good and confident with our bodies. We may not even aware that every second is ticking away is equivalent to every second we are closer to our own death with or without notification.

    As such, we should not waste our precious time, energy and effort for just focusing on our bodies but we should treasure the time and energy we have now to invest more into our spiritual practice that can help and prepare our mind for good rebirths at the time of our death. Only our mind will travel to our next rebirth and leaving our dead bodies alone during our death.

    May all people able to learn and practice Dharma until the samsara ends.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  13. Liliane Dolma on Jan 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Dear brother, i hear a pessimist sound. May i say you, you sent me a bracelet(4 in fact) and one for my doctor who took care of my back(every month needles and products and elecxttricity in it to cure the car accident). We are super good friends now. I laugh a little bit though it hears cruel. Feeling the body being better is fantastic. That machine, we must take care of as long as we can use it. The same for you. And we here, all of us, do not want you to leave now. The world needs good teachers like you. I will not be no more in this life, a very healthed person but look at me now, and we did a good job. En avant marche dear brother.

  14. Pastor Han Nee on Jan 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    At point of death, may I have cultivated a mind of kindness, love, compassion, and tolerance. May I have spent my time working on benefiting others. This cultivation of virtues and performing of good deeds will leave imprints of positive karma that will bring us good future rebirths. May I have also purified negative karma that would have led to cultivation of negative imprints and to misguided rebirths in lower realms.

    In any possible future rebirth, may I be reborn where I will meet with the bright light of Lord Buddha’s teachings. May I be born into supportive families who will guide me toward the development of compassion. May I continue to practise the dharma and cultivate the mind until I attain full enlightenment.

    We are our mind. When we die, our body will become an ugly corpse. Our minds will go with us to future lives.Hence whatever we do for the body in this life is a waste of precious time and our optimum human rebirth, unless it is to keep the body healthy for the practice of Dharma and for Dharma engagements. We should instead focus on the training of the mind and the development of qualities and on attainments that will lead to full enlightenment -full omniscience and total liberation.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful and powerful teaching.

  15. Sonny Tan on Jan 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Rinpoche has again try to awaken our deeply embedded beliefs that this body is our property that we owned. Many of us would be troubled and a little enlightened by this discourse. However, it would not be long before we start again to adorned this untitled property with unimaginable pleasures, attention, paintings etc.. I just wonder what would it take to really, really hit home this teaching and to make us sit up and realise that we have spent too much time worrying about the way we look. Perhaps it is time that we stop fooling ourselves and look at this false reality that this property is ephemeral and project our attention to a renunciation of the self. Thank you Rinpoche for this delightful discourse on dancing with our own corpse. Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu

  16. Uncle Eddie on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    To every living being, death is inevitable, even for our Lord Budhha, but death is said to be not the end of Life for a buddhist practitioner. Like Rinpoche said, “When the time has come to leave the world, may we spent our life cultivating kindness, compassion, love and tolerance – and have done good works to benefit others! These deeds can be taken with us in the form of good karma within our mind to benefit ourselves in future rebirths. Whatever we do now and spend precious time on should benefit the “mind” as the mind is lasting and the body is to be discarded. This as said is “The truth and not morbidity”. Rinpoche also expressed that, better to work on the mind using Dharma, because we don’t discard the mind at all even at death! The mind with Dharma, Dharma activities and Dharma goals is what will benefit us and others now and at the time of death! Cultivating the mind with Dharma and Dharma goals is the best use of the limited time we have. “YES, TRULY WE SHOULD STOP DANCING WITH OUR OWN CORPSE!” Thank you heartily for the truth and great enlightening, Rinpoche!

  17. Keng Tan on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:48 am

    A good constant reminder of the state of natural progression of time and how how time as a linear phenomena can wrought the bodies we so love with such devastating effect. Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching and one worth daily contemplation to instil upon our spiritual pathway…

  18. TekLee on Jan 12, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I remember once Rinpoche said before, “We have 9 actual obvious orifices on our bodies besides the thousands of pores. The substances that come out of these orifices are putrid, smelly, toxic, dirty and filled with germs.” and yet, many of us spend longer time than usual to keep this living corpse clean and beautiful. Some even waste money and time to do plastic surgeries. At the last moment of our life, when our body is unable to move to keep us alive anymore, only our mind keeps us going. Where many people don’t know what will happen during the last moment and not even dare to think about it. Some even are scared to think about it. Only Buddha, Dharma, and Protector able to guide us and help us to keep our mind clear during our last moment. I hope more and more people understand the logic and start practicing Dharma. _/\_

  19. Vivian Ong on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving this teaching _/\_ It is very true that we should not waste so much time working on our body for example on diet just to look nice. Cannot deny that we have to take care of the body to do the Dharma but we don’t need to over do it. It is all waste of time. Better the time spend on Dharma is more beneficial to oneself for current and also future lives. The teaching on impermanence also reminds that nothing on our body will remain the same until we die. Everything will change. We will get sick and we will die. This is an article that we all should contemplate on.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  20. Jace Chong on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for this profound and direct teaching on what should be our priority that I cannot agree more.

    Samsara is for our physical body/corpse while Dharma is for our mind. The latter is what matters when we die, and dying is a process everyone will experience regardless who we are. We must recognise that one day everything will be gone including the body we have spent so much time in our life taking care of.

    Last time, I used to realize that the chasing after material achievement such as luxurious cars, houses, branded items is a waste of time as we can’t bring any of those with us when we die, and the efforts of chasing after them will be all wasted which a lot of people spend the whole life doing it. With this beautiful teaching, it enhances my understanding that not only the material gains but even spending time for own pleasure drive us nowhere too.

    We must prioritize our time well for important things not to waste our precious human life. Because we are not sure when would we get this chance to reborn as a human again in the future.

    Thank you.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 21. 2018 11:32 AM
    The Third Dalai Lama, Sonam Gyatso, was born to a rich family. At the age of three, Sonam Dakpa Gyaltsen, the ruler of Tibet, and Panchen Sonam Dakpa recognized Sonam Gyatso as the reincarnation of Gedun Gyatso. He was escorted to Drepung monastery in a great procession and was enthroned. He founded many monasteries in Mongolia, Eastern Tibet Sonam Gyatso became the abbot of Drepung monastery and the abbot of Sera monastery. He was bestowed by the Mongolian ruler as The third Dalai Lama. He travelled extensively throughout Mongolia, performing miracles and teaching, spreading the Dharma till his death.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this short biography of the third Dalai Lama.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-third-dalai-lama-sonam-gyatso.html
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    Tuesday, Aug 21. 2018 11:30 AM
    Gendun Gyatso the Second Dalai Lama was born to in a noble family. His father was a well-known yogic practitioner. Gendun Gyatso was a special child ,at the age of four he could remembered his past lives and told his parents he wished to live in the Tashilhunpo monastery. He could even told his parents, his birth name and his father was Lobsang Drakpa, which was Tsongkapa’s ordination name. .At age of eleven he was recognized as the reincarnation of Gendun Drupa, the first Dalai Lama, and was enthroned at Tashi Lhunpo monastery. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this biography of the second Dalai Lama.

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    Monday, Aug 20. 2018 10:52 PM
    It is a really huge place. Can’t imagine that all items are gift to others. Rinpoche has showed us that when we give, we create the cause to receive offering as well. This is the nature of karma. Be generous and compassion to all. Thank you Rinpoche for your care and love to everyone.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/whats-in-rinpoches-warehouse-%e4%bb%81%e6%b3%a2%e5%88%87%e7%9a%84%e4%bb%93%e5%ba%93%e6%9c%89%e4%bb%80%e4%b9%88%ef%bc%9f.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 20. 2018 12:36 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Drub who was identified as an emanation of bodhisattva of compassion. He was born the son of a nomadic farmers and there’s a legend about his birth where a large black raven protect him from intruders, crows and wild vultures. The black raven an emanation of Mahakala was told . He lived the life of a shepherd until the age of seven showing early inclination for a religious life. He was sent to the monastery and studied under many great famous scholars and was a student of the Je Tsongkhapa . He was posthumously given the title of First Dalai lama. He remained the abbot of Tashilhunpo Monastery until his death.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-first-dalai-lama-gendun-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 20. 2018 12:36 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this short biography of Pakpa Lodro Gyeltsen. Amazing… Pakpa Lodro Gyeltsen has a very good memory as he can mastered eight volumes of works that he taught and has given oral texts commentary. He would recite the mantras of Avalokitesvara and Manjushri thousands of times each day. He did serve as a teacher to numerous abbots of Gelug monasteries in Lhasa too. Inspiring post of a great master.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pakpa-lodro-gyeltsen.html
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Aug 20. 2018 01:22 AM
    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for sharing such a beautiful Buddha image and prayer. There are many stories about practitioners who have very strong faith in what they practice and ultimately, they gain attainments from that single practice. The nun was very kind to write this prayer and give us the opportunity to practice so we can be benefited from it as well. Her result proved that prayer and mantra are powerful, but we must have faith.

    https://www.facebook.com/TsemTulkuRinpoche/photos/a.10150226829158785/10155808993073785/?type=3&theater
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  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Aug 20. 2018 01:17 AM
    While we are still alive, we should be preparing for our death. Accumulate good karmas and merits which we can bring with us to our next life. Good food, good car, big house, nice handbags are things we enjoy now but cannot bring with us when we die.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/photo_180811135916_0.jpg
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  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Aug 20. 2018 01:12 AM
    How often do we do something virtuous? When we are free, we like to go shopping, meeting up with friends, eating, drinking, doing sports or traveling. All these activities don’t bring us long-term benefits, the benefits we enjoy after we are dead.

    For Malaysians, due to Tsem Rinpoche’s kindness, we are very fortunate to have a holy and beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) in Bentong to let us accumulate merit and purify our negative Karma. These people gathered in KFR to do something virtuous together, how wonderful!

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/kfr-updates/tblogpics-m9cqihn5l2.jpg
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  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Aug 19. 2018 10:03 PM


    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the info and benefit of the above plants. My office used to have plants but no enough as suggested by the article. With this knowledge I hope more will get at least some small plants to put on the working table. We need fresh air and more greens in the office to keep the environment fresh.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/making-air-fresh-in-your-house.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 19. 2018 11:33 AM
    Padampa Sangye was an Indian yogi and spiritual master from southern India. He was well known for bringing Indian Buddhist teachings to China and Tibet and has travelling extensively his whole life throughout in India, Tibet, and China. He is counted as a lineage guru by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism , well known teacher and many prominent figures came to receive teachings from him. Wow …he was at Wutaisan too meditating ,teaching and in retreat until his death. He is well remembered for his support of women practitioners. That’s great.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great master.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/padampa-sanggye.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 19. 2018 11:32 AM
    Interesting article …..Professor Reginald Ray shares about the importance and impact rituals mainly for westerners or non believer or non Buddhist. For many Westerners , they tend to view unseen beings as superstition . I do believe of that unseen beings do exist. They are always around us and we should keep in mind that as long as we do not disturb them , respect them they will do no harm in return. Ritual is a way of communicating with beings who really are out there . In Tibetan Buddhism, ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds. Buddhism is a path of mind transformation., meditation, visualization and so forth.
    Professor Reginald Ray explained a very deep insight of Tibet Buddhism , the traditional Tibetans and Western cultures.
    Well I have still lot more to learn from this post and I will read again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this sums up the core concepts of Tibetan Buddhism.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/on-the-importance-of-relating-to-unseen-beings.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Aug 19. 2018 01:17 AM
    Malaysia is a multi-racial, multi-religion and multi-cultural country. However, everyone here lives in harmony and respects each other’s differences. All of us celebrate the festivals together.
    There are many festivals of different cultures being celebrated in Malaysia. For examples, the Indian festival Thaipusam, Chinese New Year, Muslim Hari Raya, to name a few.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/top-ten-events-and-festivals-to-visit-in-malaysia.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Aug 19. 2018 01:15 AM
    The more we are developed and advanced, the more we are exposed to harmful elements. For examples, the radiation from the technology devices, dust, carbon monoxide, chemicals found in the household products, etc. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of these harmful elements naturally without using chemicals. Plants like English Ivy, Bamboo Palm, Ficus and many more are good to purify our living environment. Some of then can be put indoor, some are planted outdoor. These plants are ideal to green up our environment and at the same time serve as a purifier.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/10-houseplants-that-can-purify-the-air-in-your-house.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Aug 19. 2018 01:12 AM
    This is a great news! New Zealand has officially made it illegal to use animals in research and testing, people who are involved in animal cruelty cases will be prosecuted. This new law is passed on the basis that animals can experience positive and negative emotions too. Even though animals can’t talk but they can feel the pain, they have fear in them too.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/new-zealand-officially-recognizes-all-animals-as-sentient-beings.html
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Kamakura is one of my favorite places
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Kamakura is one of my favorite places
Anger...
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Anger...
In 1989, Bill Porter, also known by his pen name ‘Red Pine’, travelled to the Zhongnan Mountains in China to meet some of these hermits and learn about their way of life. This resulted in his publishing the work titled Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits in 1993. 25 years later, Bill Porter travelled back to the same mountains to see if life there had changed. The outcome of this particular trip was a documentary titled Hermit, about a modern-day journey into the heart of the hermit tradition in China. This is a must watch documentary with so much to learn to enhance our lives which will give us hope as we are all drowning in materialism’s false promises.~Tsem Rinpoche

Fantastic and profound documentary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163457
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In 1989, Bill Porter, also known by his pen name ‘Red Pine’, travelled to the Zhongnan Mountains in China to meet some of these hermits and learn about their way of life. This resulted in his publishing the work titled Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits in 1993. 25 years later, Bill Porter travelled back to the same mountains to see if life there had changed. The outcome of this particular trip was a documentary titled Hermit, about a modern-day journey into the heart of the hermit tradition in China. This is a must watch documentary with so much to learn to enhance our lives which will give us hope as we are all drowning in materialism’s false promises.~Tsem Rinpoche Fantastic and profound documentary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163457
Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma-In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa. -Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
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Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma-In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa. -Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
Tibetan Painted Scrolls Volumes 1-3 in original print is something very rare and expensive to come by. I really like these very much from what I can see.
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Tibetan Painted Scrolls Volumes 1-3 in original print is something very rare and expensive to come by. I really like these very much from what I can see.
Kechara Forest Retreat doing the extended puja of Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche attends the 2nd half. Good video to download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-an_NAH6Mk
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Kechara Forest Retreat doing the extended puja of Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche attends the 2nd half. Good video to download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-an_NAH6Mk
A powerful meme to share.
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A powerful meme to share.
Beautiful Avalokitesvara scroll painting.
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Beautiful Avalokitesvara scroll painting.
Black Garuda. 18th century. U (Central Tibet). Tradition Gelug
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Black Garuda. 18th century. U (Central Tibet). Tradition Gelug
Palden Lhamo. 18th century. Tibet. Tradition: Gelug
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Palden Lhamo. 18th century. Tibet. Tradition: Gelug
Dorje Jigje. 15th century. Narthang, Tsang (South-Central Tibet). Tradition: Sakya
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Dorje Jigje. 15th century. Narthang, Tsang (South-Central Tibet). Tradition: Sakya
The oracle of Dorje Shugden in Dungkar Monastery in Tibet. Very old vintage photo from 1923 by an English Earl Lord Ronaldshay in his book, \"Land Of The Thunderbolt Sikkim, Chunbi & Bhutan\". This Lord met up with Dorje Shugden via the oracle. He devotes a chapter in his book about this oracle and encounter.
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The oracle of Dorje Shugden in Dungkar Monastery in Tibet. Very old vintage photo from 1923 by an English Earl Lord Ronaldshay in his book, "Land Of The Thunderbolt Sikkim, Chunbi & Bhutan". This Lord met up with Dorje Shugden via the oracle. He devotes a chapter in his book about this oracle and encounter.
Beautiful old photograph of the Kamakura Buddha in Japan.
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Beautiful old photograph of the Kamakura Buddha in Japan.
Never before seen footage of Tsem Rinpoche with various oracles- https://bit.ly/292jMaG
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Never before seen footage of Tsem Rinpoche with various oracles- https://bit.ly/292jMaG
In around 2 weeks, there are over 30k views already! Videos are great! Must watch!- https://bit.ly/2K0gNhB
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In around 2 weeks, there are over 30k views already! Videos are great! Must watch!- https://bit.ly/2K0gNhB
Click on the picture to enlarge and contemplate the message please. Something to share.
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Click on the picture to enlarge and contemplate the message please. Something to share.
Click on the picture to enlarge and contemplate the message please
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Click on the picture to enlarge and contemplate the message please
This sacred Tara at Phelgyeling Monastery in Nepal has spoken several times the monks said.
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This sacred Tara at Phelgyeling Monastery in Nepal has spoken several times the monks said.
Beautiful ancient Tibetan scroll paintings for your viewing pleasure. Many more antique paintings for you to see and be blessed here-  https://bit.ly/2vz18RX
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Beautiful ancient Tibetan scroll paintings for your viewing pleasure. Many more antique paintings for you to see and be blessed here- https://bit.ly/2vz18RX
Nice handsome picture of my Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
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Nice handsome picture of my Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal which you must know about and one day pay homage in person. These places are highly sacred and holy and I want to share them with you. Happy enlightenment to you! :)  - https://bit.ly/2vshj3r
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Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal which you must know about and one day pay homage in person. These places are highly sacred and holy and I want to share them with you. Happy enlightenment to you! :) - https://bit.ly/2vshj3r
Tsangpa Karpo-Protector of the line of Panchen Lama incarnations. They can take trance in certain oracles and speak.
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Tsangpa Karpo-Protector of the line of Panchen Lama incarnations. They can take trance in certain oracles and speak.
Mahakala Tramsuk centre figure. Bottom left, Gonpo Gur and bottom right Dorje Shugden
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Mahakala Tramsuk centre figure. Bottom left, Gonpo Gur and bottom right Dorje Shugden
Snow mountains in the distance, green mountains in the foreground, trees, temple and blue skies..this is where I would love to live. Where I dream of living. TR
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Snow mountains in the distance, green mountains in the foreground, trees, temple and blue skies..this is where I would love to live. Where I dream of living. TR
I like this very adorable picture of Dharma boy.
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I like this very adorable picture of Dharma boy.
I like this particular print of Vajra Yogini
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I like this particular print of Vajra Yogini
नेपालको काठमाडौँमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको अद्भुत भित्तेचित्र! --- https://bit.ly/2n4XbQd


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नेपालको काठमाडौँमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको अद्भुत भित्तेचित्र! --- https://bit.ly/2n4XbQd .
Stunning photo of offerings on my shrine photographed by Victor Choi. The lighting is beautiful. Offerings of food, fruits, drinks, flowers and incense are made on my shrine daily. For me the shrine is a portal to the Enlightened Beings and connecting to their blessings. Blessings to accomplish positive things in my life for others and myself. We do need this connection very much in our unpredictable lives where can experience so much anxiety, pain and a feeling of senselessness. We should never lose our connection to the Enlightened Beings and be firm about it. We will eventually need them no matter how \'good\' things seem now. Today this photograph taken is beautiful and I wanted to share it. 

May everyone who visit my page here be blessed, your obstacles cleared, be healthy and have a long life.~Tsem Rinpoche

(photograph- statues- Left Manjushri, centre Dorje Shugden bust and left Kache Marpo)
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Stunning photo of offerings on my shrine photographed by Victor Choi. The lighting is beautiful. Offerings of food, fruits, drinks, flowers and incense are made on my shrine daily. For me the shrine is a portal to the Enlightened Beings and connecting to their blessings. Blessings to accomplish positive things in my life for others and myself. We do need this connection very much in our unpredictable lives where can experience so much anxiety, pain and a feeling of senselessness. We should never lose our connection to the Enlightened Beings and be firm about it. We will eventually need them no matter how 'good' things seem now. Today this photograph taken is beautiful and I wanted to share it. May everyone who visit my page here be blessed, your obstacles cleared, be healthy and have a long life.~Tsem Rinpoche (photograph- statues- Left Manjushri, centre Dorje Shugden bust and left Kache Marpo)
This lady in Tibet loves her wonderful gift. I am happy for her. Tsem Rinpoche
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This lady in Tibet loves her wonderful gift. I am happy for her. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on the blue picture to read about the inspirational Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche
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Click on the blue picture to read about the inspirational Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s grandmother on the right. Middle is a family friend. Left is Tsem Rinpoche\'s mother as a young girl.
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Tsem Rinpoche's grandmother on the right. Middle is a family friend. Left is Tsem Rinpoche's mother as a young girl.
Great Panchen Rinpoche who is no other than Amitabah Buddha, you continuously purposely take rebirths in order to bring countless beings to liberation. 

-The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
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Great Panchen Rinpoche who is no other than Amitabah Buddha, you continuously purposely take rebirths in order to bring countless beings to liberation. -The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
May I always be in the presence of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in this and future lives. 

-The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
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May I always be in the presence of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in this and future lives. -The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
Your deeds, actions, skillful means and great compassion makes you stand different than ordinary beings. In you we take supreme faith. You are our infallible spiritual guide, teacher and leader. 

-The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
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Your deeds, actions, skillful means and great compassion makes you stand different than ordinary beings. In you we take supreme faith. You are our infallible spiritual guide, teacher and leader. -The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
For countless lifetimes you have manifested in varied bodies to benefit the sufferings of sentient beings. You are a supreme teacher and refuge. 

The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
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For countless lifetimes you have manifested in varied bodies to benefit the sufferings of sentient beings. You are a supreme teacher and refuge. The sungbum of His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche the Great- https://bit.ly/2vmAwT0
We have to discipline ourselves in order that our mind can allow the Buddha Dharma to take root. When it takes root, our lives will change for the better. What we perceive in the world around us is dependent on the attitude within us. Never give up improving on ourselves because that is the true road to peace and happiness. We are worth it. Others are worth seeing us in our best.~ Tsem Rinpoche
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We have to discipline ourselves in order that our mind can allow the Buddha Dharma to take root. When it takes root, our lives will change for the better. What we perceive in the world around us is dependent on the attitude within us. Never give up improving on ourselves because that is the true road to peace and happiness. We are worth it. Others are worth seeing us in our best.~ Tsem Rinpoche
This eldery and innocent monk was brutally attacked, find out why. Shocking- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163953
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This eldery and innocent monk was brutally attacked, find out why. Shocking- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163953
Fotomat and me. My first job in Los Angeles at 16- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144024
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Fotomat and me. My first job in Los Angeles at 16- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144024
See how my Schnauzers enjoy the playhouse! So much fun!- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2dp8Fm87CQ
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See how my Schnauzers enjoy the playhouse! So much fun!- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2dp8Fm87CQ
I am in love with only you my Adamantine Lady of Coral hue. I am in love of liberation, freedom and wisdom I seek in you. Even to whisper your name Vajra Yogini excites me to the core of my soul. I have been away for so long and I wonder when I can join my supreme mother in Akanishta. My love for you has no end and it only grows. My mind is focused on you daily and my heart only awaits for you to place sindura on my crown soon. Nothing I have seen or experienced in this deceitful world can remotely compare with you my dear wisdom lady. Please with supreme sound of damarus, cymbals, incense and voices of sunyata, embrace me to ascend amidst rainbow lights effortlessly to my home.  My true home where you will bring me. Bring me home soon. In my heart only lies you. In your heart I know I am existent also. We are one.~ Tsem Rinpoche
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I am in love with only you my Adamantine Lady of Coral hue. I am in love of liberation, freedom and wisdom I seek in you. Even to whisper your name Vajra Yogini excites me to the core of my soul. I have been away for so long and I wonder when I can join my supreme mother in Akanishta. My love for you has no end and it only grows. My mind is focused on you daily and my heart only awaits for you to place sindura on my crown soon. Nothing I have seen or experienced in this deceitful world can remotely compare with you my dear wisdom lady. Please with supreme sound of damarus, cymbals, incense and voices of sunyata, embrace me to ascend amidst rainbow lights effortlessly to my home. My true home where you will bring me. Bring me home soon. In my heart only lies you. In your heart I know I am existent also. We are one.~ Tsem Rinpoche
Samsara has never been genuine. I will not be deceived by it again. Infallible Diamond Lady in red, I will only serve you.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Samsara has never been genuine. I will not be deceived by it again. Infallible Diamond Lady in red, I will only serve you.~Tsem Rinpoche
Mother Lady so red and brilliant, as you hold my hand tightly and we look towards the west, I know I am free finally.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Mother Lady so red and brilliant, as you hold my hand tightly and we look towards the west, I know I am free finally.~Tsem Rinpoche
Mother lady of noble origins, enchantress Vajra Yogini, you say I am you and you are me? I have to embrace this truth and I will be free? Tsem Rinpoche
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Mother lady of noble origins, enchantress Vajra Yogini, you say I am you and you are me? I have to embrace this truth and I will be free? Tsem Rinpoche
Through my tears I can see your orange darting eyes so tenderly look at me as we start to ascend.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Through my tears I can see your orange darting eyes so tenderly look at me as we start to ascend.~Tsem Rinpoche
Mother, Adamantine mother with coral hue aglow with light that I can hardly look upon you as you are blazing...can I give my last words to some close ones before we ascend? Can I bring them with us?~ Tsem Rinpoche
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Mother, Adamantine mother with coral hue aglow with light that I can hardly look upon you as you are blazing...can I give my last words to some close ones before we ascend? Can I bring them with us?~ Tsem Rinpoche
You wipe my tears, embracing me with your coral hued arms and with a motherly tender smile I feel we are lifting off the ground. To go home. I feel light after you embraced me and my body is becoming rainbow-like.~Tsem Rinpoche
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You wipe my tears, embracing me with your coral hued arms and with a motherly tender smile I feel we are lifting off the ground. To go home. I feel light after you embraced me and my body is becoming rainbow-like.~Tsem Rinpoche
I hear the gentle tinkling of anklets as if someone is walking towards me although I am in my room alone..I opened my eyes first towards the floor in the dimly lit room and I see red coral ankles surrounded by rainbows heading my direction...my heart jumps for joy and gasping....Tsem Rinpoche
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I hear the gentle tinkling of anklets as if someone is walking towards me although I am in my room alone..I opened my eyes first towards the floor in the dimly lit room and I see red coral ankles surrounded by rainbows heading my direction...my heart jumps for joy and gasping....Tsem Rinpoche
The Sacred Vajrayogini of Ratsag Monastery is a very interesting read- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sacred-vajrayogini-of-ratsag-monastery.html
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    It is Tsunmo Nunnery in Tibet. This nunnery all practise Dorje Shugden.
  • Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
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    Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
  • Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
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    Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
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    Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
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    Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
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    Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Who is that?? Wow Wow
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    Nothing Stops Me from Getting the Snack!
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    I must get the snack!
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    I love this green snack munch munch munch
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser enjoying her green snack!
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 3: Starring the two silly doggie clowns doing jumps for carrot tidbits. Teehee
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 2: Starring the mega monsters Oser and Dharma. Teehee
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 1: Guess what are the two monsters looking for??? Teehee…cute
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    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
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    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
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    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
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    Bigfoot Sign Arrives in Betong
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    Visiting senior citizen homes who happily receive Dorje Shugden’s blessings.
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    Visiting a senior citizens home and sharing Dorje Shugden with them.
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    Megnath outside the Chabahil Dorje Shugden Chapel in Kathmandu passing out Dorje Shugden brochures and booklets to the local people.
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    Megnath walking around the Bodha stupa in Kathmandu and his uncle holding image of Dorje Shugden as he was just gifted with it.
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    Oser and Dharma vying for a snack! Cute
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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Today Melaka team distributed surplus food to the needy 35 families home in Kampung Bukit Rambai and thank you to all volunteers who helped today! 今天馬六甲克切拉香積廚派送35家貧窮家戶比如蔬菜、水果、面包等等,感謝團隊的付出。我們希望更多的人可以行善,做好事。我們不分宗教不分宗族. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Today Melaka team distributed surplus food to the needy 35 families home in Kampung Bukit Rambai and thank you to all volunteers who helped today! 今天馬六甲克切拉香積廚派送35家貧窮家戶比如蔬菜、水果、面包等等,感謝團隊的付出。我們希望更多的人可以行善,做好事。我們不分宗教不分宗族. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you to staffs from Motorola Solutions for helping to deliver basic groceries to some needy families. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you to staffs from Motorola Solutions for helping to deliver basic groceries to some needy families. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Precious opportunity in Kechara Forest Retreat! "As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites." ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Precious opportunity in Kechara Forest Retreat! "As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites." ~Tsem Rinpoche
We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas. The ones that were visited were Tsongkapa, Nageshvaraja, Loma Gyoma, Tara, Nagarakshasa and then back to Tsongkapa. At each location circumambulations and lamp offerings were done. We walked the vast land while chanting Migtseyma mantras. The very elderly followed to each location in cars. Kechara Forest retreat is 70 acres of land located in rural Bentong, one hour from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. ~Tsem Rinpoche For more information: www.tsemrinpoche.com
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We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas. The ones that were visited were Tsongkapa, Nageshvaraja, Loma Gyoma, Tara, Nagarakshasa and then back to Tsongkapa. At each location circumambulations and lamp offerings were done. We walked the vast land while chanting Migtseyma mantras. The very elderly followed to each location in cars. Kechara Forest retreat is 70 acres of land located in rural Bentong, one hour from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. ~Tsem Rinpoche For more information: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
They started on August 18, 2018 at 6:00AM till 9:00AM. With strong aspirations, Kecharians generate merits by reciting mantras and circumambulate the images of the enlightened beings, especially to clear obstacles related to our good health and that of others. We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas... ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 days ago
They started on August 18, 2018 at 6:00AM till 9:00AM. With strong aspirations, Kecharians generate merits by reciting mantras and circumambulate the images of the enlightened beings, especially to clear obstacles related to our good health and that of others. We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas... ~Tsem Rinpoche
Pilgrimage is an intrinsic part of Buddhist life and creates strong Dharma imprints in our mind streams and opens up positive karma and merits that we need to live a successful life. As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites...~ Tsem Rinpoche
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Pilgrimage is an intrinsic part of Buddhist life and creates strong Dharma imprints in our mind streams and opens up positive karma and merits that we need to live a successful life. As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites...~ Tsem Rinpoche
Priceless to see the happy faces of these 2 brothers. They are in the youngest dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Priceless to see the happy faces of these 2 brothers. They are in the youngest dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad that we have parents & students to participate in the animal liberation every month in Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad that we have parents & students to participate in the animal liberation every month in Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
Children were very attentive when doing prayer before the start of Sunday dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children were very attentive when doing prayer before the start of Sunday dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
He is young but already very good in using mala when reciting mantra. Rejoice:)  Lin Mun KSDS
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He is young but already very good in using mala when reciting mantra. Rejoice:) Lin Mun KSDS
Children were so excited with the art & craft exercise. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children were so excited with the art & craft exercise. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace explaining to children the method to make chef hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace explaining to children the method to make chef hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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