The Mind, and How it Reincarnates

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 (July 6, 2013)

I was in Hong Kong last week. While there, I gave a talk to a small intelligent group on the MIND, how it reincarnates. Also on the qualities of the Buddha form and the reasons we make Buddha statues. 

I do hope you will gain some knowledge from this talk.

Much Care,
Tsem Rinpoche  







(July 7, 2012)

Above video is a Dharma Talk I gave in Nepal in 2008, it is about Milarepa and “How and Where our NEUROTIC MIND appears, and Why it appears?”

Please watch it carefully, I believe it will benefit a lot of people in this modern time. Here are some response from my Facebook after some people watched it:


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  1. Farshid Nurifar on Apr 10, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Dear H.E. Tsem Rinpoche,

    In one of your program (The MIND, and How it Reincarnates-Gepubliceerd op 6 jul. 2013 in Hong Kong) you said that we don’t need eyes to see and you’ve gave example that when we dreaming, we see our dreams without the eyes. But my question is this what we see in our dreams is result of our eyes, whatever we see in our dreams, we have before recorded by our eyes in our mind. Whatever we see in our dreams is results and idea what we have received by our eyes.
    For whatever what we have process in our mind and our dreams has one input, and that is eyes. Without our eyes we have no mind and dream interactions.
    I can also give you an example. If someone is motherhood blind and in this life never seen anything, how he/she can have dreams!? Can he/she also see in the dreaming?

    With Love And Respect,

    The Netherlands

  2. Li Kheng on Nov 30, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching about the mind and reincarnation. This was the first teaching Rinpoche gave my family and I when we had an audience with Rinpoche in 2009. It is very helpful to have a refresher course so that I reinforce my understanding of how we exist before the conception of our physical body during copulation and how our consciousness continue to exist after the moment of death.

    When listening to the teaching on subtle and gross mind, i reflect on the visualization as taught in the Lamrim. Developing the ability to visualize the merit field in great detail is a way of sharpening the sense of sight of our subtle mind. In addition to this, petitioning the merit field also accumulates a lot of merits needed to fuel our DHarma journey. As Rinpoche said, everything in the Dharma is dedicated to training and nurturing our subtle mind because that is the only thing we bring with us from one life to the next.

    Thank you also Rinpoche for reminding us loudly and clearly about how we are not allocating our time and resources wisely if we completely devote ourselves to only developing our gross mind. It is very true that no matter how great we are at secular matters in this life, it all ends at the time of death. Not only can we not bring these resources with us to our next life, they are unable to prepare us for a peaceful death.

    It is vital to train our minds to be strong, clean and clear (embracing the 8 qualities of water as described in the lamrim) so that we are able to face all situations in a constructive manner. An untamed mind will easily react in fear even when encountering mundane and insignificant situations like going for exams. How? We may get so nervous, we forget information that we studied. So, imagine how an untrained mind would react when facing trauma or death.

    So, Rinpoche is right that we must develop our subtle mind so that it is not only able to effectively resolve secular and worldly problems but also prepare us to die in peace when the time comes.

  3. Hee TS on Nov 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm


  4. Regina De Giovanni on Nov 11, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Dear Lama La, the talk on Mind is really incredibly explained. Thank you

  5. adelinewoon on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I’ve been thinking a lot about why we need a body in order to transform the mind. In Buddhism, we talk about mind being the “entity” that takes rebirth, the body is a temporary abode like a traveler in a hotel. So it is saying that the mind is what we have to work on. Why then do we have to be born in form, to be reincarnated into any of the beings in the 6 realms: god, human, animal, demi-god, ghost, hell? Why can’t we just work on the mind without forms?

    My understanding is that the mind is an energy that flows like a stream. It has no beginning nor end. Taking rebirth in between may well be illustrated as a river where we throw stones into it in order to stop the water from flowing. When the water got stuck by the stones we can hardly see the water, but somehow the pushing strength of the water will cause the stones to move in a certain way. Once the water gets through, the stones will be washed away, and the water continues to flow.

    Likewise, when we have taken rebirth, the mind sustain the form like the water and the actions in the mind shape the form like the flowing strength of the water. So when we have taken rebirth into a form, whatever that the mind carries will be manifested according to circumstances. This is when we get to really work on the mind because the body and circumstances create the opportunities for us to do so, just like how we get to press a mature pimple that was not there before.

    So I conclude: without the form, the mind will just flow endlessly without force that allows improvement. Hence we take rebirth to make it better or worst.

  6. Dr Tan Boon Siong on Aug 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    enjoy and benefited

  7. Sean Pang on Jul 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I don’t just feel lucky. I feel blessed and humbled to be able to receive this teaching directly from Rinpoche in Hong Kong.

    Rinpoche wanted to give a talk on the importance of Buddha statues when we were in front of the Big Buddha at Lantau Island but could not do so due to the typhoon. That night, Rinpoche invited us to his hotel to give the talk that he promised, despite being in pain from his tailbone and having still so many things he wanted to do.

    The talk led from Buddha statues and their significance, through the richness and practicality of the Chinese culture, to the topic in this blog: The Mind.

    Suffice it to say that this teaching blew my mind (pun intended).

    I had to watch the video and take down notes quite a few times, and I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating on Rinpoche’s words. It was a deep and profound teaching and I can still feel the energy of Rinpoche’s talk resonating in me. I could feel a transformation in me, it’s almost “physical“, after the pilgrimage to the Big Buddha.

    The Mind is a continuum and the Body is its vehicle. While we must take good care of the Body, never forget that the purpose of doing so is only to carry the Mind better. The Body serves the Mind, not the other way round.

    Thank You, Rinpoche, for the privilege of receiving this teaching directly from You.

    Your humble student, with folded hands,
    Sean in Shanghai

    • Sean Pang on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      I’d like to add something.

      We are all very lucky nowadays that Rinpoche’s teachings are also made available on videos for future references. Can you imagine what it’s like in the old days and if you’re a slow student like me? “Doh! Didn’t get that! Eh… excuse me, dear Guru, can you repeat that please? (instead of REWIND!!)”….

      Then again, students of the past didn’t have so many samsaric distractions as we do today, so I guess they were lucky too.

  8. Keith@Sydney on Jul 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Thank you so much for Your teaching Rinpoche and thank you blog admin for uploading the video.

  9. Cliff on Jul 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I really enjoyed this teaching, it really opened up my mind to how reincarnation works. “Just because we don’t remember, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist”, “cause and effect” some of the few quotes that really caught my thought to contemplate on. Rinpoche gave a really broken down and very concise teaching of our minds and the significance of having Buddha statues. I really learnt a lot and why is it good to offer our offerings and prostrate to the Buddha through Buddha statues, also the significance that it represents even to those who are not Buddhist. It never really struck my mind that even looking at or the thought of a Buddha statue had represented peace, after listening to Rinpoche’s teaching I realised that, that really happens and its true!

    I really enjoyed Run Run’s and Rinpoche’s discussion on Buddhism and his barrier to accepting religion and hope that he finds the answers he is seeking for to find peace. I really thank them for asking questions that have been on my mind but was not able to put it into words and feel i learnt a lot from Rinpoche’s answers.

    During the first 19mins of the video really had got me thinking, who am I, what makes me, what is my identify. I was really confuse as to what really made us, replaying continuously to understand what Rinpoche is explaining and hope what i took from this teaching really benefited me to understand more. Another real eye opener was the meaning behind a “blessing”, i have to admit i had my own preception of what a blessing was, but Rinpoche’s explanation really opened up my mind and gave me the true meaning of what a blessing really was.

    Thank you Rinpoche for teaching us this profound teaching and compiling it together to share it with us, it is really compassionate of you and may this teaching benefit and answer many people’s questions.

  10. Mavis Yeh on Jul 15, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teaching, I just wanted to share my thoughts as it never occurred to me, but when Rinpoche mentioned that science claims to know everything and try to quantify everything, it is not possible and I totally agree with that. To think that we know everything is ignorant. Another thing that came to mind while listening to this teaching was when Rinpoche talked about the mind is continuum and we all had to have existed in the prior moment and that we just don’t suddenly appear. As we have existed since time immemorial; it is common to question where did it all begin? An atom cannot just exist out of nowhere, someone or something must have created if we go back far enough. The thing is, in today’s society, we presume that things has to arise from somewhere, and that in the beginning, there was nothing and then something gave form to everything that we perceive in our world. However, Rinpoche opened up my mind and I questioned myself what if there was no such thing as the beginning, but it is just another way of “quantifying” something, in other words, there is always a beginning and an end. Perhaps, it could be that in the beginning there was no such thing as “nothing”, hence, the beginning doesn’t have to be nothingness.

  11. Christine Wang on Jul 14, 2013 at 12:22 am

    The video is mind blowing! So DEEP! Sean was so excited after the audience and keeping saying ” so deep, so deep”. After watching the video twice I understand why he said that. Some time we have to repeat certain parts again and again to capture the essence of Rinpoche’s talk.

    The question of ” where are you? ” ” where is the mind?” really made us think over and over. I wish everyone in this world can see this video and think deeply. The conversation in the video gives us a great opportunity to learn. I have to watch to video again. ;) So much to think and contemplate. If only half of the people in this world can understand what Rinpoche teaches us, the world will be a much better place and harmonious.

    Thank you Rinpoche to share this great teaching and thanks to these who work so hard around Rinpoche to make all these videos, photos, blogs available for us to learn. Thank you!

  12. Uncle Eddie on Jul 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    As said, the rebirth that we will go to, depends on the type of mind we generate and harness from our secular achievements in our Dharma practices. Logically, all phenomena in this world cannot escape the workings of the wheel of rebirth. According to Buddhist teachings, we humans are constantly going through cycles of rebirth. These cycles are said to be the direct consequences of Karma. Karma is said to be the force that is created as a result of actions and thoughts. The force of Karma is what perpetuates the cycle of cause-and-effect, giving rise to endless and beginningless flow of life in which different variations of life forms, such as celestial beings, humans, spirits and animals manifestated. Our circumstance, be it good or bad, is determined by one’s past deeds or “karma”. Our stored-karma interacts with ripened conditions and manifested in varying types of painful or blessed effects. As written in the sutra, “Millions of millennia may passed, but karma does not vanish. When the condition is ripened, one must bear the consequences of one’s actions.”

  13. Shelly tai on Jul 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Shelly tai on 12 July 2013 at 420pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video with us. In this talk Rinpoche explain very clearly about emptiness how is the emptiness related to karma and reincarnation . Prior to watching this video I do understand about emptiness but I can’t related it to example in this video Rinpoche use a clear example to explain it really make me think very hard and it really blow my mind.

  14. Jim Yeh on Jul 12, 2013 at 2:45 am

    I really enjoyed this teaching and will watch it over and over again. It really made me think about what “happiness” really is and why I should start developing my subtle mind now. This body of mine is just a vehicle and I’m the driver for now… this lifetime.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this excellent teaching. And thank you Run Run for asking speaking up and asking the questions.

  15. Amy on Jul 12, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us this incredible teaching, so profound yet Rinpoche is able to explain it beautifully and with simplicity.
    With folded hands,

  16. Doreen Teoh on Jul 11, 2013 at 12:43 am

    It is a very crystal clear and logical explanation of how our existence comes about, and where our next existence will be and will continue. Offerings to Buddha who attained 3 eons of unbroken vows, generosity, compassionate and all the good qualities, and to tap on this good virtues, is such a great blessings. No wealth in this world can get us this great blessings. Thank you, Rinpoche.

  17. Sofi on Jul 9, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Wow, this is a really interesting teaching that included new aspects to my understanding of our mind and reincarnation. I really enjoyed the Q&A session with Run Run being “new” to this Buddhist concept of death/reincarnation. A good learning experience from Rinpoche’s replies. Thanks Rinpoche and the Hong Kong group for this good learning session.

  18. sc on Jul 8, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Dear H.E Rinpoche, I enjoyed your talk here very much. You have shed light on a subject and questions that I have been seeking answers for a lifetime. I have questions for you from your talk, but I do not know how to reach out to you. The video stopped abruptly midway at the part when you were taking question. Therefore, I did not get to see it until the end. A little dissappointed there though.

    • admin on Jul 8, 2013 at 2:20 am

      Dear sc,

      thanks for your comment, the video is 2 hours 2 min long, may i know which part it stopped at? it should play till the end where the last question is about the “living Buddha” and Rinpoche answered it.

      pls do let me know, thank you.


  19. MartinC on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    This is one of the most progressive and ground-breaking series of lessons that Rinpoche has given to us in parts and over time. It is great that so much is contained in this one video. Essentially, I feel like the entire Dharma, or rather the core essence of all that the Buddha taught as a result of His awakening is completely and perfectly captured and conveyed by Rinpoche in this 2 hour video. Within what is being touched on here – each separate but connected subject, are in themselves individual meditations which will reveal more as we on here.

    To understand who “we” are and and how we came about and then to ask the “rules” and “mechanics” of what will take us into our next existence is the fundamental of Dharma practice. One of the best parts and indeed relevant component of the talk is the revelation that if the “we” that we have come to identify with and protect ferociously is actually a fabrication, solidified by habituation, then surely all the preferences and emotional circumstances that we allow to consume us, are also false. This is something that I feel will have more secrets to reveal if we keep meditating on it.

    Rinpoche also talks about Tantrayana and the need to prepare and be ready for the teachings. It is to this end that Rinpoche trains his students to be ready in all aspects, from the transformation of our mind, to the stability of our thoughts and the strengthening of our resolve and commitment.

  20. Tina on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for the teaching. May we all create peace and hapiness for others. Tina

  21. MayOng on Jul 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    This teaching is mind blowing. Rinpoche cleverly probed in the form of questions to make us think of where the Mind actually comes from, how it existed and how it is a continuum. I liked the part where Rinpoche also talked about the Heart Sutra related to the 5 aggregates and simplified version of emptiness.

    Following that is the process of Reincarnation that explains the continuum of the mind from the past to the present, hence a future from the examples he quoted. I enjoyed this teaching very much.

  22. Marcus on Jul 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Best gift to His Holiness Dalai Lama is “Compassionate toward others”.

  23. Jay Jae on Jul 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Though this subject seems to be the pith of Buddhist studies, everytime Rinpoche gives light to this matter, it has always made my mind clearer to what reincarnation really means. Understanding using inferential logic, Rinpoche presents the matter of mind and reincarnation in the most easy to understand manner.

    The string of reincarnations are endless and if we view this life as just being just this life, we have limited ourselves in many aspects. This entrapment does not let us free into what our minds have in store for us. Every situation, every person is a chance for us to trigger something bigger within us. Our potential ranges from secular achievements to that of the Buddha-nature within us which we cannot deny over time. In order for it to grow and mature, we need to harness these potentials with the help of a qualified and skilled guru.

    And in doing so, we are rest assured that in our next life, we have created the necessary causes for us to return and continue on our spiritual path.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful talk and sharing with fortunate friends in Hong Kong and those who visited in Shanghai. It must have opened up their minds just as it has done for mine.

  24. jp on Jul 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    The few friends in Hong Kong and Shanghai were very lucky to join Rinpoche in a pilgrimage to Lantau Island in the midst of a typhoon. Yes a typhoon. We renewed our refuge vows in front of Rinpoche and the Big Buddha there and did prayers as well. It was amazing! The typhoon subsided when we were praying. But as soon as we finished our prayers, Rinpoche told us to leave coz the typhoon would pick up again. Sure enough, the storm resumed to rain with strong winds.

    After the pilgrimage, we all had the privilege of attending Rinpoche’s dharma talk. Our friends from Hong Kong had very thought provoking questions. They really wanted to learn and were not shy to ask. It was very fruitful talk.

    Rinpoche said that he’ll be back to Hong Kong again. I’m sure there are more people in Hong Kong who would greatly appreciate and benefit from Rinpoche’s profound dharma talks.

  25. Lim (KH JB) on Jul 7, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for the teaching, it make me more familiar regarding hows our mind and the reincarnation…

    I downloaded to my laptop and will watch this video again to realize more about it…

    Rejoice for those Hong Kong peoples that meet with Rinpoche…

  26. KYC on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I really enjoyed Rinpoche’s teaching and learned a lot. The way Rinpoche explained the emptiness of the “I” is very clear and easy to understand. One can use this approach when explaining the lack of inherent existence of all phenomena. It is not often that Rinpoche gives teachings on emptiness, so we are very fortunate to receive this teaching. The group in Hong Kong are extremely lucky and blessed to receive the teachings directly.

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  • xuliang
    Saturday, Oct 3. 2015 11:07 AM
    “The more you think and talk,
    The more you lose the Way.
    Cut off all thinking
    And pass freely anywhere.”
    … Xinxin Ming – Faith in Mind
  • xuliang
    Saturday, Oct 3. 2015 11:01 AM
    “Truth is within you’ and to discover that truth in the luminous light of perception was to transform the very nature of thought and consciousness. It was to awaken intelligence, insight and an abundant compassion. The total responsibility lay with the individual. No one could free another from bondage.
  • tsemtulku
    Saturday, Oct 3. 2015 06:57 AM
    Cherish hard work and well earned results over comfort zones and zero results.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Saturday, Oct 3. 2015 06:57 AM
    Don’t make laziness your comfort zone because it is really your enemy.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Saturday, Oct 3. 2015 06:57 AM
    Don’t make being kind and responsible something difficult.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Saturday, Oct 3. 2015 06:55 AM
    We just have to adapt and familiarize ourselves with something greater, better and with more long term in benefits. To realize in fulfilling the wishes of others may be difficult and the path is very painful but only pursuing one’s own wishes solely ends up worse. Pursuing the path to benefit oneself may seem easier and less problematic as you deal with just yourself but then how come our lives have been filled with pain, disappointment, fear and we sort of become numb and just live like zombies? We live and go through the motions of the day for the sake of the motions and we are numb about it is because we only pursue for ourselves. Because we have to now realize choosing ourselves over others was the cause of our pain and we should reverse our thinking now and work for others before we lose the chance. Yes, working for others is a huge responsibility, but then if we start immediately, we will get use to it and finally it becomes natural as it should be.~Tsem Rinpoche
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    Saturday, Oct 3. 2015 06:43 AM
    For the last 30 years I have some dreams and wishes for myself that are unfulfilled. But so far I have not been able to pursue it them at all. If I did pursue my personal dreams, it would benefit just one person which is myself. Sometimes I feel longing for what I want to pursue and wish I can start. But it is more important to be of some benefit to others as they are more and I am one. I take comfort that although unable to pursue my own dreams, I can bring some hope, fulfillment and purpose to others. After all, life is not about one person but fulfillment. It is fulfilling to benefit many rather than one.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Saturday, Oct 3. 2015 06:42 AM
    I have helped by dharma, advice, money, works and gifts to countless many for decades. Many of them have ran, make up stories about me and some have cheated me and many stay. Some contribute and some do nothing or little. Some are unstable, some commit and some go all the way.

    But I will not be stained by the 8 worldly dharmas nor affected by their behaviour, but remain steadfast in my resolve to benefit others even if they don’t benefit me. Whether they benefit me or not is not the criteria in which I help others or continue. My criteria is whether they help me or not or praise me or not, I must bring the message of Liberation from samsara to others. Some treat others badly because their samsara is so deep and only dharma can counter this. If I don’t bring dharma and be disheartened because of their behaviour to me then the situation will only get worse so since I know dharma, I must do something and continue. I must not let me and my feelings get in the way. Me and my feelings are not in the bigger equation. The bigger equation is to benefit others no matter how they treat me. I cannot stop something big to grow for somethings small (my feelings and disappointments). I cannot let one person’s pain and disappointment stop the benefit of many even if that one person is myself.

    My purpose is to make dharma grow so there is a oasis (dharma-hope) in the desert (samsara-sufferings). How they treat me I will not let it affect me but drive me on to continue. I only ask for the blessings of Dorje Shugden. I seek to rise above me and will keep on that direction. I am not important compared to the countless. May their sufferings end and may I be the cause of this.

    Lord Buddha’s enligtenment is testimony to compassion and love are fully possible to be embodied by one being.

    Tsem Rinpoche
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    We are here for such a short time. It is really good if we can contribute and make a positive impact on those around us and if possible the world. We should cherish each day as a day to contribute and not take. We should remember that whatever we give, our short time here would have been well worth it. Make it worth it.~Tsem Rinpoche
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    Saturday, Oct 3. 2015 05:14 AM
    The mind that cherishes all mother beings and would secure them in bliss is the gateway leading to infinite virtue. Seeing this, we seek your blessings to cherish these beings more than our lives, even should they rise up as our enemies. ~Lama Chopa prayers verse 92
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    Saturday, Oct 3. 2015 05:13 AM
    We only torture ourselves with the mind that focuses in because we always think we lose ourselves by focusing out but in reality we gain everything.We lose only unhappiness when we focus out.~Tsem Rinpoche
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The Goddess Kandarohi of the Vajra Yogini tantra. She is invoked to expel negative interferences. Tsem Rinpoche
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His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Pelsango. This picture of this very holy lama taken yesterday September 27, 2015. His Holiness is very well. I thank our good karma for this and grateful to see His picture. May we all become like His Holiness Gaden Trisur who is accomplished in his mind. My prostrations to this great lineage master who has commitment, samaya to His guru and who is Lord Tsongkapa's representative on earth, Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Making long life offerings to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche who is one with Heruka Chakrasamvara.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Buddha and Jesus are best buddies and going out on the town to save some souls. Sure wish the followers can be just as open and liberal. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Beautiful mural painting of H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is something interesting:
2 weeks ago
You don't want to miss out what this incredible lady Magadha Sangmo (须摩提女) did that benefitted so many during Buddha's time:
2 weeks ago
You have to see this as it's super cute and brightens your day: --------- Being creative is an expression of helping others to understand something by various unconventional means.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Do you know what this flag represents and the meaning behind it:
3 weeks ago
Such wonderful and hardworking people of Kechara! I respect them alot. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
His Excellency the YDP of Bentong gracing Kechara Forest Retreat today! He is taking a picture with our hardworking Kechara Forest Retreat team. They are the team that build, maintain and expand our plans in Kechara Forest Retreat. All future buildings and many exciting new plans will be made manifested by this group of beautiful people of Kechara Forest Retreat. (From Left to right: Ms Phng Li kheng, Pastor Chia Song Peng, Pastor Henry, His Excellency the YDP, Mr Nicholas Yu, Ms. Pammie Yap, Ms. Julia Tan and Mr Khoo. I am so proud of our team and I humbly thank the YDP for visiting us from his very busy schedule. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Parnashavari-Special healing goddess for contagious diseases. I want a 9ft statue of Her on Kechara Forest Retreat's land...very beneficial.
3 weeks ago
Sacred Vajra Yogini with the root and lineage guru on top and Her entourage surrounding Her.
4 weeks ago
Mongolian rare statue of White Heruka
4 weeks ago
11th Century Nepalese Manjushri
4 weeks ago
Beautiful ancient carving of Manjushri.
4 weeks ago
A sacred Manjushri made during the Kangxi period of China.
4 weeks ago
You are going to be amazed at these beautiful pictures! Guess what arrived on Kechara Forest Retreat's pond? See here:
4 weeks ago
This is so beautiful. Our Kecharians do deserve to read this and feel good. They are hard working. Thank you so much.
4 weeks ago
You'll have to watch Kechara's version. Camp, funny and really 'good' acting---Some things are just TOO FUNNY to see once! See this-
4 weeks ago
Beautiful pendant of Dorje Shugden Trakzey available now for your invite and blessings from! So beautifully crafted! This special form of Dorje Shugden rides on a garuda representing destruction of anger and protection of malevolent forces. Dorje Shugden protecting you wherever you go in the form of this sacred art pendant.
4 weeks ago
Amazing Wangzey Dorje Shugden pendant available now for your invite and blessings from! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden helps us to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations. Wear this special form of Dorje Shugden always!
4 weeks ago
The principle form of Dorje Shugden in 18 inches riding on a powerful snow lion the King of celestial beasts representing Dorje Shugden has overcome all obscurations and four maras and is fully enlightened. The remaining form of Gyenze Dorje Shugden will be available soon here at
4 weeks ago
Beautiful 18 inches Shitzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden rides on a celestial elephant representing firmness and strength of the enlightened mind of Dorje Shugden. Shitzey helps us to heal, overcome diseases, placate anger and dangerous environmental situations.
4 weeks ago
Beautiful 18 inches Trakzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from! So beautifully crafted! So very rare riding on a Garuda. This form of Dorje Shugden is powerful to protect from negative energy and powerful energies that disrupt our minds, work and spiritual progress.
4 weeks ago
Beautiful 18 inches Wangzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden helps us to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations.
1 month ago
This stunning Hayagriva thangka is in my aunt's shrine
1 month ago
Stunning Protector Brahmarupa
1 month ago
Protector Brahmarupa
1 month ago
Interesting background on Protector Brahmarupa
1 month ago
The Goddess Trokner Jenma or Bhrikuti...Very nice
1 month ago
So picturesque: Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
1 month ago
Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
1 month ago
This Vajra Yogini is in Rashi Gempil Temple in Howell, New Jersey. My guru Kensur Rinpoche invited this from India and enshrined Her in his house next to the temple. His house was right next to the temple. I use to go and look at Her always extremely fascinated. The statue is there now and here it is. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Whenever we think we can't we should take refuge in Manjushri and do his practice and retreats and then our minds will open up more and then we will understand we can. That nothing is can't but everything should be CAN!~ Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche drew this Buddha.
1 month ago
Four wonderful people at a very holy and sacred location making pilgrimage. Many dakinis were sighted in this area.
1 month ago
Nice painting of Tibetan King Trisong Deutsen who did alot for the propagation of Dharma during his reign. He is worshipped as a Dharma king and attained being also.
1 month ago
Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in Canada! See:
1 month ago
The personal statue of Lord Dorje Shugden of His Holiness Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche. Very holy and sacred. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Dorje Shugden statues to be given away
1 month ago
Some Dharma protectors have the special karmic link to take trance in people to speak. Gaden had a such a great oracle called Choyang Dulzin Kuten who took trance of Dorje Shugden, Setrap and Kache Marpo. This is a picture of the oracle of Gaden in full trance.
1 month ago
Two of the best people anyone can have as friends in their life. Left is Beng Kooi and right is Su Ming.
1 month ago
His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche visited me in my house in Gaden Monastery back in 1994. What an honour. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
My personal thangka. Centre is H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Left is emanating from his heart is Vajra Yogini. Right is Dorje Shugden. I am at the bottom eternally prostrating to them. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Each one of us should write a respectful letter to this temple head and try to release this poor elephant..Tsem Rinpoche
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    2 weeks ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    3 weeks ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    1 month ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    1 month ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    1 month ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
  • Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    3 months ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    4 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    4 months ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
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    4 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    4 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    4 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    4 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue


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10 hours ago
Lama Chopa Puja did at Puja House this morning for Sponsor"s beloved who passed away. By Puja House 3 October 2015
10 hours ago
Puja team making tormas for some puja. By Puja House 3 October 2015
10 hours ago
Prayer did for the sponsor's beloved whom have passed away and today is his 49 days. By Puja House 3 October 2015
10 hours ago
Pastor Yek Yee did prayer for the deceased and placed the ancestor tablet. By Puja House 3 October'15
18 hours ago
Met a nice friend and took photo together with Rinpoche's dignified portrait in Kechara House.Alice Tay
Tormas are knead into dough before the shapes are formed. By Puja House 2 October'15
Tormas are ready for tomorrow puja. By Puja House 2 October'15
Thank you for all your support towards the growth of Dharma! KarenC.
Look at how supportive Kecharians were today @Flea market, KFR! Thank u so much! KarenC.
2 days ago
Tea Yap concentrate in making torma to ensure the tormas are symmetrical. By Puja House 2 October'15
2 days ago
The sangha-to-be in Kechara gather once a month for vows recitation. Pastor Adeline
2 days ago
Buddha's delight, often transliterated as Luóhàn zhāi, lo han jai, or lo hon jai, is a vegetarian dish well known in Chinese and Buddhist cuisine. It is sometimes also called Luóhàn cài (simplified Chinese: 罗汉菜; traditional Chinese: 羅漢菜). The dish is traditionally enjoyed by Buddhist monks who are vegetarians, but it has also grown in popularity throughout the world as a common dish available as a vegetarian option in Chinese restaurants. The dish consists of various vegetables and other vegetarian ingredients (sometimes with the addition of seafood or eggs), which are cooked in soy sauce-based liquid with other seasonings until tender. The specific ingredients used vary greatly both inside and outside Asia. Is available at Kechara Oasis.
2 days ago
Kent kok, one of Puja House team member are a multi tasking person, from doing puja to making torma and now maintaining Kechara premises is all done by him. Every job he did with full of focus. By Puja House 2 October'15
2 days ago
我们坚信这一天很快就来临了!! From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
Gyenze Retreat in progress at Kechara (JB). Gyenze helps us overcome our karma of miserliness and bless us to gain spiritual prosperity. From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
Attendees are busy doing set up and make offering to Buddhas before Gyenze Retreat started. From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
When we accept the doctrine of karma, we stop blaming others and start taking responsibility for our own actions. ~H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche From:June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
Death meditation is not morbid, but results in letting go and hence, freedom. Not doing so is morbid and you remain in denial. ~H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
~Dharma is For Everyone~ Religion is just a label. It is the teachings of the religion that help nurture our innate goodness. Therefore I have always encouraged people of different backgrounds to practice their chosen religion with great faith and devotion. I will never try to distract and convert people from their religious teachers to Buddhism because I believe all major religions in the world teach their followers love, peace and compassion...~H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
~Mara Fears Vajra Yogini~ Supreme Lady Vajra Yogini, who only appears solid yet is like a mirage, bless me and may I bring countless beings time and time again and life after life to your blessed domain which is Kechara Paradise. ~Tsem Rinpoche the 25th From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
When you get angry, listen to your words. That is your anger showing you who you really are. ~Tsem Rinpoche the 25th From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
When we have fears, we bury them deep within ourselves. But no matter how deep, it’s still there. Better to face it.~Tsem Rinpoche the 25th From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
Don’t give pain for the pain you got. Don’t lie or cheat because it was done to you. Heal by forgiving.~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche 25th From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
Buddhism is not a buffet ! One lama, one centre, one lineage, one practice.~Tsem Tulku Rinpoche 25th From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
Never hurt others no matter how easy of a target they are. Karma comes back!~Tsem Tulku Rinpoche 25th From: June Tang (Khjb)





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