Urgent Advice

Jul 14, 2013 | Views: 1,154
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Dear Rinpoche,

My mother’s eyes open today and she is following movements in the room. Hands and feet still cold. Nurse said it’s the medication they use to draw blood to vital organs. Bed sore not improving. Hands a little swollen. She seemed comfortable but condition remain unstable. I am continuing mantra Rinpoche advised. Much Prayers.

G

 

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Dear G,

 Just a note of information:

Since you are in this situation with your mom, allow me to humbly interject the Dharma at this point as it’s easier for you to see as you are in the face of the situation although sad. Contemplate the below.

If your mom had been practicing Vajra Yogini, she can be in this state peacefully now. She can control her vital winds to reduce her suffering. She can dissolve her winds within her body into the heart area. Then she can slowly and with control, and with direction slowly eject her consciousness out of her body through the central channel (acupuncture works because these ‘shafts’ exists although naked to the eye) and up this shaft, leaving her body with clarity and control. She would leave her body with no fears, no pain, no confusion and she would be shining. Then she would leave through the top of her head (crown) and enter into the bardo (intermediate state) very peacefully, alert and fully in control now. She would need no help from anyone.  She can pass in the hosptital or a mountain cave alone, but she would be fine, in control  due to the ancient effective meditations contained in Vajra Yogini she practiced daily. Then she can take rebirth carefully and without being lost. She would be fully prepared for this day. As all of us could be if we fully practice Vajra Yogini but we must prepare prior to this well (foundations).

 

Prayers done for her would help at this point, but her Vajra Yogini practice would guide her all the way now. She would have gained the power to guide herself. Even Vajra Yogini would  guide her now if necessary. This procedure is mentioned clearly in the Vajra Yogini tantric texts although I’ve simplified it.

We must practice this daily after receiving this practice from our teacher after we have formed a  good relationship and faith after when our teacher feels we are ready, then he will confer.. With this we can practice daily and prepare for our own big day. Practicing daily is the most important time of our day and for our future. Real future.

When we prepare for our big day daily, then we eat, enjoy, visit friends,etc is ok because we have an ‘insurance’  for our own deaths. It’s like we went to gymn, did our excercises for the day and we are fit and then we can do any activities with our body and it’s ok. Our bodies are ‘prepared.’ It is likened to this. We can go out, eat, have fun, etc….but if our body is not fit, then we cannot do anything with confidence. With Vajra Yogini practice done daily, we are confident and safe. And to achieve this our preparatory practices very important.

But to live life ‘simply’ to raise kids, eat, make money, will lead us nowhere.  On our big day, we lose control of everything in our lives even our five senses and cannot recognize those we have been attached to.

With Vajra Yogini, we lose nothing by surrendering..that is the crucial point. And we can enjoy this life and be ready for our deaths simultaneously….yes simultaneously. The value of Dharma is beyond anything this world of deceptions can offer.  Buddha taught the tantras (like Vajra Yogini) knowing the workings of our  body, mind and death. He taught according to what we need to do for our bodies/minds and death. We must not waste this chance or what we are witnessing with your mom (sorry) will happen to us. Take this as a profound teaching please.

I will share your mom’s pic/condition (ask people to pray) and my explanation to them hoping it will  give them knowledge.

Thank you. You and everyone should contempate deeply what I have typed here and make it strong immediately resolve to do Dharma. And really do. It is for ourselves.

Now please continue your mantras for your mom daily.  This is all you can do as she cannot do anything for herself as she has not trained herself as she did not meet Vajra Yogini in this life. Karma not there. Her life was very ordinary and lucky she has you. Good for you. Om Mani Peme Hung. I am sorry and glad you are there. Lucky you met the Dharma and can do alittle for her. You can do more for her if your practice is higher in results. You can help many in fact. It’s not too late for you and many. Dharma is the way. It’s our salvation because we apply the efforts not because it’s based on just belief. There are methods.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

(G’s mom is in the advanced state of Alzheimer’s. She has lost control of movement, swallowing, and recognizing her close ones. I send my condolences. I offer my prayers humbly. And I hope by G’s dedication of merits, she will take a birth that gives her the proximity to dharma to practice. My prayers, Tsem Rinpoche)

 

 

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  1. chris chong on May 17, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    The way you talked about how the mother could had a different death and life if she had devoted herself to dharma and practice Vajrayogini’s practice. She could had spared herself from all those suffering from Alzheimers and have a total different end in her life. Dharma is the way. The only way that can save us from samsara and get liberated to firm grounds.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  2. Sadi on Feb 20, 2015 at 2:55 am

    ”The value of Dharma is beyond anything this world of deceptions can offer.” I have been feeling this lately. Thank you for the teaching Rinpoche.

  3. Wylfred Ng on Oct 18, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing. Most of the people now only enjoy the samsaric pleasure instead of doing spiritual practice.

    We need to always prepare for the day we die so that we will have a good reincarnation.

  4. Sean Wang on Aug 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Dear G,
    I will dedicate the prayers that I do to your mom’s improvement. Please listen to Rinpoche’s advice when it comes to chanting mantras as a mantra can go a long way. Rinpoche always reminds us whenever people are ill, we should remind ourselves that we should firmly practice the Dharma as one day, we will be ill too and we might not have time remaining.

  5. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 17, 2013 at 2:58 am

    A life with dharma and one without really differs between heaven and earth. Without dharma we are at the mercy of the winds of karma and our volatile last thoughts.

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 17, 2013 at 1:38 am

    In Vajrayogini we trust
    she is the mother of all buddhas.

  7. Cliff on Jul 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Dear G, I am very sorry to learn about your mother’s condition, your mother’s health is in all our prayers. She is very lucky to have you and Rinpoche by her side. With the dharma and the mantra’s recited to her may she take a wonderful and swift rebirth. With this situation Rinpoche is very compassionate to teach us the dharma about a very crucial time of our lives. Please take good care of yourself too. Thank you for teaching us the Dharma Rinpoche.

  8. beatrix ooi on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Dear G, I’m very sorry to know about your beloved mother’s condition, may your mum take a good rebirth. You are very lucky to have knew Rinpoche for so many years and that you could do the necessary things for your mum..
    Please take care.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  9. Shelly tai on Jul 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Shelly tai on 24 July 2013 at 1044am
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this piece of advice with us. It is very true we must be prepare for our death prior for me to know the Buddha teaching, I was not knowing how is our death how to prepare this big day not that now I can control my death but I m trying m best to prepare this big day and remember we cannot escape our death. I wish your mum will take a good rebirth and meet the Buddha Dharma again in all her future life.

  10. graceleong on Jul 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    You strive so hard daily to find ways to teach us. To assist us in removing our ignorance. To find all sorts of skillful methods to allow us to create and collect merits .Thank you dear Rinpoche . This teaching of G and G’s mother is so profound, so real ! We would all be at that juncture some point in our life. Having Dharma and most of all Vajrayogini’s tantric practice would be the most valuable tool to help us pass over smoothly to the best rebirth in our next life!! Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching.

    Dear G. May your mother have a swift and good rebirth . Om Mani Padme Hung !

  11. Carmen Lin on Jul 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Dear G, I’m sorry about your mother. As Rinpoche said what we can do now is put more effort to bring our practice to higher the results so that we can benefit not just our parents but to more people. May your mother be blessed to meet and practice the Dharma in the future and many lives after until she reaches attainments.

    Dear Rinpoche, this post does hit me and made me realized though not fully but at least some realization, which is practising daily (doing prayers or reading Dharma texts) and doing Dharma work is very important for us to accumulate good karma and merits in preparation for our death or a better rebirth. By understanding Death and how our Karma can affect our death and rebirth are very important, as this is taught by Rinpoche in the post “Tendecies” (link: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tendencies.html), our non virtuous actions has three effects: 1. Ripen effect, 2. Effect similar to the cause,3. Environmental effect. In my humble opinions, these are very crucial for us to understand and work with it, so that we would avoid doing actions that can create more negative karma for ourselves to not be able to practice the Dharma.

    It is also very important for us to contemplate on death and impermanence daily, in order for us to push ourselves to transform our mind so that we will not create more suffering to others, as well to motivate and push ourselves to go further in our Dharma work and practices. I think that it’s very important for us to practice sincerely and be truth in the face of the Dharma, accepting our own silly mistakes we made in our lives, and then confess to ourselves, then make promise not to repeat the same mistakes then move step by step from there.

    It’s also very important to realize how our daily practice can help us at the point of death and nothing else would. I like how Rinpoche use the “insurance term”; Dharma is the protection, daily efforts is the payment for the “insurance”, result from daily practice would then be the “payment” upon death. This is a very profound teaching that Rinpoche has kindly put it in such a simplistic way.

  12. Patsy on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Dear G,

    Your mum may not know dhama but she is lucky to have you to recite mantras and transfer the merits to her during this crucial time. May she take a good and swift rebirth.

    Rinpoche’s advise to you is also a teaching for us to wake up and realize that our life is very short and unpredictable. We should not waste our time on mundane activities but to commit more to dhama so that we can perfect our practices and be able to receive the sacred teachings of Vajrayogini.

  13. Soon Huat on Jul 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for the teaching. I think it is important for us to practice Dharma daily sincerely to prepare for our Big Day.
    I feel sad today as I just witnessed a tragedy happened. A wealthy and smart person just fall down in front of me and passed away due to heart attack. I am heart disease patient and i do not know when my big day will come too. I am glad (I mean it) to meet you as my Guru, my dearest Rinpoche. I will follow your teaching till my big day come. Just hope I will have enough time to settle my wolrdly responsibility when the time come.

  14. Grace Leu ( KHJB ) on Jul 18, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the advice.

    Dear G,

    We will pray for your mother.follow Rinpoche ‘s instruction never go wrong and this is also good advice to us .

  15. tenzin llhamo on Jul 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Dear G,

    I am sorry to hear about your mum’s situation. I know that what you are doing will definitely help your mum with Rinpoche’s advice and guidance. How fortunate are we to have Rinpoche advice us at critical times like this.

    Rinpoche is truly kind and compassionate to explain how important it is for us not to waste any precious time on things other than Dharma for in the end, nothing else matters but what we have gained spiritually and its definitely something we can bring with us in every life. May we have the merits to receive Vajrayogini practice always…

  16. Lim Han Nee on Jul 17, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Dear G,
    Your mum is very fortunate indeed that you have a Guru to give you such invaluable advice on the mantras to recite and what you can do for your mother in this most crucial period of her life, as she passes away from this life. She will be assured of a peaceful end and a good rebirth.

    At the same time, Rinpoche has used this occasion to give a teaching that we can all benefit from, the teaching on the importance of being able to receive the Vajrayogini practice and practicing it until at point of death that practice will guide us peacefully out of this life, into the bardo and to a new life, with fortunate circumstances to continue one’s Dharma practice.

    But we must first have a strong foundation in our Dharma practice. Dharma is all that matters.

  17. Sharon Saw on Jul 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Dear G,

    How lucky you are to have HE Tsem Rinpoche’s advice at this crucial time. And how lucky we all are to receive this advice at this time because we will ALL have someone at this same state whom we love, who never knew dharma but because of our dharma practice, would benefit. May we all create the karma to meet Vajrayogini in this life so that we can be prepared to help others and ultimately be prepared for our own deaths.

    With prayers for your mother’s swift and good rebirth…

  18. Janice Kwok on Jul 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Dear G, we will dedicate our prayers to your mum at the Setrap Puja tonight. I have personally witnessed my brother in law deterioration at the hospital till he passed away. He was indeed very fortunate as he was a firm believer and practice of his Christian faith and even though he was in pain, reduced by medication, i could see that he was at peace. And it at these times when we as family and friends cannot do much for the dying, if they have no faith or practice, except to offer our prayers and dedicate to them. It is never too late to learn and practice Dharma because at the time of death that is the only thing that can help us and in our future lives.

  19. Joy on Jul 16, 2013 at 12:41 am

    May we take this news and experience as a teaching in it self of the truth of what awaits us all so that we will value our life in Dharma and strive to practice whole heartedly. May we be able to receive the sacred teaching of Vajrayogini.

    Dear G,
    you are very lucky to have a Guru to tell you the truth. It may sound harsh but it is the hard truth so that you will know and can change your own situation perhaps one day. My prayers and good wishes to you and may your mother receive the transference of merits from you and all of us praying for her.

  20. Elsie Toy on Jul 15, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Dear G, I am sorry to hear this. May you continue to pray for her and recite mantra for her. Believe inthe power to Mantra and prayers. Your dedication is very important and may youand your mother be free of pain and sufferings.

  21. Sofi on Jul 14, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Dear G, your mother may not know the dharma but she has the merits to have you pray and chant the Buddha’s mantra to her in her time of need. It will be good if you have a image or statue of the Buddha within her eyesight to imprint this in her mind too. As Rinpoche said, without higher training, this is what we are limited to in way of helping others, with prayers and dedications. By this every fact, I now realise that in order to really help others, we need higher training. Then only will we be able to see things as they are and understand what really is required to meet the specific needs of the person we are helping. If we can’t help ourselves, then how can we effectively help others. With folded hands to Rinpoche, may we strive to perfect our practices and to be blessed with the precious VY practises in order to bring real benefits to others.

  22. May Ong on Jul 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Dear G
    We will dedicate our prayers to your mum’s improvement in her condition. As advised by Rinpoche – do keep on chanting the mantra prescribed for her to enable her to be better.

    Rinpoche’s timely reminder to us at this stage when people are ill is for us to start making firm commitments to dharma and with effort, we may be conferred the Vajrayogini practice to be able to practice and control where our rebirths will be, even upon death. If we can learn the methods to control our death, what can be more precious than that in this lifetime.

  23. Lim (KH JB) on Jul 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Dear G, may ur mum free of suffering and u do the best choice that keep beside her and chant mantra…

    Please take good care urself also…

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  • Jason
    Wednesday, Jul 27. 2016 02:06 AM
    I really feel blessed and happy to see this food offering to Thai monks. Rinpoche give a very well explanation on the benefit of doing this virtuous action. I had been Bangkok so many times, but I know nothing about foods offering to monk along the street. This write up really open my eyes so I can do this in my future trip to Bangkok. From my understandings, support Sangha is indirectly turn the dharma wheel because we support daily needs to Sangha and they can fully concentrate on teachings dharma.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing.

    With folded hands,
    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/bangkok-monks-and-why-make-offerings.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 10:52 PM
    It is so scary to know that McDonald’s food has so much chemicals. Previously I read some articles and watched videos about the fries and nuggets, but this articles has more. I guess that is one of the reason why in this years of age more people are prompt to sickness and cancers.

    We are feeding chemicals to our body. Why wouldn’t government stop all this harmful food and continue to support the growth of such business?

    I hope more people will be aware of such unscrupulous entrepreneurs and STOP eating chemicals.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/youll-never-eat-mcdonalds-again-after-reading-these-10-horrifying-facts.html
  • samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 02:31 PM
    Its hurt me to see an old lady kneeling down to beg a stranger …..in order to safe a dog.What she did was wonderful…leaving pride and ergo aside to help. We do need more kind people like her to save animals been abuse. It would be wonderful that if we can create awareness for the public to know about cruelty of animals.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this article as well as those beautiful photos of his doggies. I do have one too…and i am giving as much love and respect to her as if she is one of my family.
    Thanks again with folded hands.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/amazing-compassion.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 10:42 AM
    World peace is near when communities of diverse faith put aside the differences and be kind towards each other. Many a times, the differences were a result of deep rooted stereotyping and mindset over ‘me’ versus ‘you’. We must be mindful to reduce this self-cherishing mindset if we want lasting peace among mankind. Hope that Dharamsala can emulate this wonderful example by the Muslim Social Welfare Group.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Sarah for sharing this uplifting news.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/religious-harmony.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 10:24 AM
    Thank you Sarah for the list of counterproductive behaviors of well-intentioned people. It is very interesting to see how good intentions can manifest into actions that cause hurt or harm to others. This leads to the reaffirmation that mindfulness is very important.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/ten-counterproductive-behaviors-of-well-intentioned-people.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jul 26. 2016 12:31 AM
    This is a very interesting article on Chinese and Western horoscope. Everyone has different character and behaviour. Hence, it is for us to learn and understand each other.

    No matter what our characteristic is we must always strive and transform to be better.
  • samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 02:41 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these beautiful article.
    Feeling happy to know more about the reincarnated Lama and the Ditsa Monastery in Hualong, Qinghai.I learned that Bodhisattvas come into the world with a variety of manifestations and every teacher we encounter, every monk or person could be a Bodhisattva . A pilgrimage to a holy place at least once a life time to be spiritually energized as encouraged by Rinpoche is well said.
    Thanks again with folded hands
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    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 01:37 PM
    wow beautiful ….can’nt believe it there’s a Tara statue at a hotel lobby in Melaka. Seeing the beautiful Tara who is the energy of long life and wisdom gracing the lobby of this beautiful hotel would be wonderful.Maybe next visit to Melaka i hope to see it….From what i saw from the above photos it really beautiful…
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and to those who made it possible….
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tara-at-hatten-hotel.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 01:12 PM
    A refreshing start to the week by reading this riveting account of Kalachakra initiation by the 11th Panchen Lama Baingen Erdini Qoigyijabu. This is a summary of what I gathered from this post:

    1. This is the first Kalachakra initiation to be held publicly in Tibet/China in the last 50 years.
    2. Over 100,000 attended the initiation and teachings, which included over 5,000 monks and nuns and 100 incarnated lamas and teachers.
    3. On the night before, it had rained and continued to drizzle intermittently on the first day. It also rained during the previous Kalachakra initiation that was led by His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama. The 10th Panchen Lama had explained that the rain indicated purification.
    4. The meaning of Kalachakra literally means the ‘Wheel of Time’ in Sanskrit or Dukyi Khorlo in Tibetan.
    5. Kalachakra Tantra was a teaching by Buddha Shakyamuni by the request of Suchandra (a King of Shambhala). It is a method to practice Dharma without renouncing worldly responsibilities. It is now one of the most advanced Tantric systems within Tibetan Buddhism.
    6. Miracle of the Buddha: Kalachakra Tantra was taught by Buddha in Dhanyakataka (nearby modern-day Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh) and simultaneously with another teaching on Vulture’s Peak in the state of Bihar.
    7. The Kalachakra initiation is not something new for the Panchen Lama but a continuation of the practice from previous lives. In fact, the Kalachakra Tantra is a specialty of his incarnation line.
    8. How to prepare and what to prepare for such a huge event: huge screens to display the proceedings that was happening on stage for audience stationed afar, numerous temporary water stations and portable washrooms, emergency aid i.e. 50 doctors and nurses positioned in 11 medical squads bases that were careful placed. Everyone is welcome to attend this event.
    9. Judging by the preparatory work, it is apparent that the Chinese government gave their full support to this event, which means religious freedom is being practiced and a common practice in China. As compared to Dharamsala and teachings by Dalai Lama who barred Dorje Shugden practitioners from attending.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this uplifting write up.
  • sonny tan
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 10:55 AM
    sonny tan on Jul 25, 2016 at 10:54 am
    Thank you Rinpoche for this very inspiring article on these life changing decisions of ordinary ladies who eventually don the nun robes to become Buddhist nuns serving mankind. Notably Master Cheng yen founder of Tsu Chi who from young was never interested in this mundane life, deep inside her she knows that she is made much bigger than living an ordinary life of a human. She went through so many life challenging and threatening events but yet has never lost sight of her ever strong spirit of sharing her compassion with people all over the world and the Taiwanese people.
    Today she is the epitome of compassion known for her never giving up spirit and her strong beliefs that no matter how and what difficult circumstances she encounters she always believes that when the rain stops the rainbow will display her magnificence.
    At every major disaster one can always see her disciples running to assist standing in unity and solidarity to help the needy with their well-known code dressing of white color collar navy blue t-shirts and white color pants..
    It is indeed heartwarming to see their display of compassion which Master Chen Yen’s disciples are known for and we hope too that we at Kechara would also shine equally in our compassion and love for all of mankind.
    I cannot help but would add that Rinpoche shares some similar traits with Master Cheng Yen in their strong beliefs that they are here for a purpose that is to help free the world of sufferings and transformation of our minds through discourses and teachings. We pray and hope that these two extraordinary human that we are privileged to have here with us would remain with us for a long, long time.
  • Alice Tay
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 12:50 AM
    在此视频里,我们可以清楚的看到在多杰雄登在尼木杰吉寺突然自发性地降神于神谕媒,并且还紧紧拥抱仁波切。除此,在2009年的西藏之旅,当仁波切身在拉萨的一所宾馆内时,多杰雄登护法突然降神于当时色拉寺的实习神谕,并以类似尼木杰吉寺神谕的方式向仁波切致敬。这两件事件足以证明了尊贵的詹杜固仁波切与多杰雄登拥有特殊关系以及之间灵性上的交流。由于上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切本身持守清净的三昧耶以及弘扬佛法的至高动机,多杰雄登因此借神谕的身体为媒介展现出祂对尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的深切喜爱。

    感谢仁波切与曹铭光先生在此分享如此珍贵而且不曾公开的视频。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/never-seen-before-footage-of-dorje-shugden-oracles.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 03:28 AM
    Beautiful Mother Tara had arrived in the holy land of Kechara Forest Retreat. It is very auspicious to have Mother Tara here, through the blessing of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to grace us. She is very famous and popularly known for her ability to save people from different disasters. Mother Tara is also known to be efficacious in removing eight fears, namely : Fear of fire (anger, Fear of imprisonment (avarice), Fear of lions (pride), Fear of floods (attachment), Fear of elephants (wrath), Fear of demons (doubt), Fear of snakes (envy) and lastly, Fear of robbers.

    I wish that many people will pay a visit to venerate Mother Tara in Kechara Forest Retreat as well as to get blessing from her.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/holy-mother-tara-comes-to-kfr.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 03:18 AM
    Beautiful Mother Tara had arrived in the holy land of Kechara Forest Retreat. It is very auspicious to have Mother Tara here, through the blessing of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to grace us. She is very famous and popularly known for her ability to save people from different disasters. Mother Tara is also known to be efficacious in removing eight fears, namely : Fear of fire (anger, Fear of imprisonment (avarice), Fear of lions (pride), Fear of floods (attachment), Fear of elephants (wrath), Fear of demons (doubt), Fear of snakes (envy) and lastly, Fear of robbers.

    I wish that many people will pay a visit to venerate Mother Tara in Kechara Forest Retreat as well as to get blessing from her.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/holy-mother-tara-comes-to-kfr.html
  • sonny tan
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 11:09 AM
    sonny tan on Jul 22, 2016 at 11:08 am
    Thank you Wei Tan for this invaluable insight on happiness, it is rather very subjective because happiness can be experienced and felt at different levels. For instance happiness when seeing your child becomes a champion in a race may differ from jumping with joy when one strikes a lottery. The intensity, reason and degree are however difficult to equate perhaps it is the depth and how long it last and the exhilarating factors following this eruption of happiness.
    Happiness is an intangible commodity when heightened by jubilation would linger on in a different manner and the underlying factors surrounding it and the continuity of it may perhaps differs on the time, place, temperament, environment and the people one is sharing the happiness with. Therefore, happiness is hard to define in terms of language but can only be felt momentarily.
    What is happiness then? It is just a fleeting pleasure of the mind; one cannot grasp it in the hand and hold it for long, it would ultimately dissipates and the after effect depends on one’s mental frame of mind. However, on another note it would generate positivity which would bring about a healthier mind and body.
  • Joy
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 07:03 AM
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What Am I Writing Now


 

The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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2 days ago
This is a beautiful portrait
2 days ago
Sacred art work on Vajra Yogini
4 days ago
Never forget to do our Vajra Yogini practice. We can lose our money, we can lose our friends, we can lose our position, we can lose our family, we can lose our wife, we can lose our husband and we can lose our materialistic possession because in the end we will lose all outer objects anyway, but NEVER lose our Vajra Yogini practice. Everything lost is meant to be lost because we are in samsara and whatever we enjoy in samsara will not last and will be lost. It is their nature. Never waste time, energy and keep procrastinating, but do our Vajra Yogini practice intensely and strongly and be firm. Samsara never grants permanence and happiness, but Vajra Yogini's practice will hand the universe and all the joys within it to you.-Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
LADRANG LIGHT OFFERING FUND A rare and precious opportunity for candles to be offered on your behalf at the private residence of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. The offering of light to the Three Jewels has great benefits for one's mind including gaining clarity and intelligence, the acceleration of realisations, and greater understanding and wisdom. This exclusive light offering is also ideal for those who do not have a personal altar or are unable to make light offerings themselves. http://www.vajrasecrets.com/ladrang-light-offering-fund
7 days ago
Nice friends who help each other in Dharma works.
1 week ago
Venerable Geshe Puntsok speaks so well in both Tibetan and English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idQF6_6BD6s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ-jCJQWMMs&t=0s
1 week ago
Beautiful image of Avalokitesvara who has spoken before. Housed in Ladakh
1 week ago
Our Panglung Kuten taking trance of Dorje Shugden in Tibet where he is greatly sought after
1 week ago
Beautiful painting of Atisha
1 week ago
Beautiful Tara has arrived in Kechara Forest Retreat. See many more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=105289
2 weeks ago
Gorgeous Buddha carved into the mountain in China
2 weeks ago
Beautiful Dorje Shugden Gyenze statue by Kechara available at vajrasecrets.com
2 weeks ago
I like this Buddha image very much
2 weeks ago
Beautiful Buddha in the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa
2 weeks ago
Pastor Lanse, contact her if you have questions..she is kind and helpful.
2 weeks ago
Interesting
2 weeks ago
Buddha sat under this tree when he gained enlightenment
2 weeks ago
Buddha Goddess Dukkar. Beautiful image.
2 weeks ago
Such a nice retreat house for extended meditations and prayers.. ..incredible. With trees, sunshine, pond, lotus leaves and purple flowers. I love this whole setting. Even creepers growing on the roof of the house. How perfect this place is for me.
3 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche brings home Dharma and this was his first day home.
3 weeks ago
White Tara mantra in Sanskrit
3 weeks ago
Beautiful thangka of Buddha of wisdom Saraswati
3 weeks ago
Beautiful image of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen in Kechara
3 weeks ago
A beautiful and blessed Dharma family. May Lord Manjushri guide, bless and keep them close to Him in this and all lives. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
One of the things I love about my Guru is that his teachings are never dry and far from boring. Rinpoche would joke, poke fun and tease but there is always an insightful, if not profound, teaching in each joke or teasing. I consider myself very blessed to have found a Guru who has the skillful means to drum some Dharma into this numbskull of mine. -From Sharon Ong
3 weeks ago
I really like outdoor Buddhas.
3 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden takes trance of the senior Choyang Dulzin Kuten in Gaden Monastery.
3 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Choktrul Rinpoche sitting on my lap during a teaching in Dharamsala. I am so happy to hold the reincarnation of my precious teacher. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is a beautiful picture of Choktrul Zemey Rinpoche. May he bless all of us and manifest the teaching of Tsongkapa's doctrine again.
3 weeks ago
This is really nicely done. Welcome!
3 weeks ago
Good friends with good motivation coupled with a kind heart to be of benefit to others is time worth spent. Life is over so fast and anytime it can be snuffed out, so therefore do dharma, practice dharma, and engage in dharma. Tsem Rinpoche.
1 month ago
Sacred Manjushri Kumara 9th Century Pala Dynasty India
1 month ago
This sacred White Tara is on the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa marking the very spot Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment.
1 month ago
Myself at the sacred lake at Dromo Geshe Rinpoche's residence
1 month ago
Myself at Dromo Geshe Rinpoche's house where there is a sacred lake on his property. The Five Sister Protector Goddesses abide at this lake. I am making offerings to the divinities in the lake here. Many contractors or workers who come to do work often observe 'Asian ladies' dressed very well walking around the perimeter of the lake and there are no Asian ladies living nearby at all. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Myself sitting at a lake where Bigfoots are often sighted in Willow Creek, California. This area in Northern California is a hot spot for Bigfoot sightings for hundreds of years till present day. We spent the afternoon there and we did our sadhanas and enjoy the BEAUTIFUL cool/dry weather (no humidity) and you don't sweat. The water was clear and sparkling. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been too and I can easily live there in this area. It was hard to leave this place. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Such a beautiful conservatory. How I would love to have a room like this among woodlands.
2 months ago
Another beautiful Gyenze statue arrives made by Kechara
2 months ago
My Mumu boy is super duper cute. I love you Mumu.
2 months ago
Pastor Adeline leads a holy and beneficial Tsongkapa retreat group in Kechara Forest Retreat today. Very nice to see this. I like it when our Pastors and senior students encourage, nurture others into the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Images of the Buddha are always a great blessing
2 months ago
Beautifully painted Shakyamuni the Buddha
2 months ago
Nice painting of Lord Tsongkapa
2 months ago
Beautiful painting of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the omniscient.
2 months ago
This is a traditional thangka painting of the Karma Gadri style, which was especially commissioned by Tashi Mannox on the rarely depicted great calligrapher and scholar Thönmi Sambhota. Sambhota is a historical figure responsible for developing the foundation of the Tibetan writing systems in the seventh century A.D, which form the basis of the Tibetan language today.
2 months ago
Spectacular outdoor Tsongkapa in Mongolia
2 months ago
BEAUTIFUL Tara statue! Magnificent
2 months ago
Vajradharma. In Vajra Yogini's tantra, we always visualize our root teacher in this form. We should see him in his divine form. 
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  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
    2 months ago
    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Taking Trance
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    Taking Trance
  • See what humans can do
    5 months ago
    See what humans can do
  • Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
    5 months ago
    Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
  • Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
    5 months ago
    Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
  • People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
    5 months ago
    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    8 months ago
    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    10 months 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
    10 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    11 months 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
    11 months 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)
    11 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    11 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    1 years ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja

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37 minutes ago
Kids practicing OM MANI PA ME HOM song in KSDS. By Eric
39 minutes ago
Kids assemble at Kechara living hall. By Eric
40 minutes ago
Gaming time with the teachers. By Eric
41 minutes ago
Concentration look from the kids in KSDS. By Eric
42 minutes ago
Kids making prostration to the 3 jewels. By Eric Ho
8 hours ago
Gossip cutting puja was performed by Kechara Puja team at 7.25 pm on 26/7/16. bit.ly/1Pwh9c0 Lucy Yap
18 hours ago
A relationship is more than finding the right person; it’s also about BEING the right person - Tsem Rinpoche (by Freon 26 July'16)
yesterday
Kechara Puja Team led participants of the weekly Dorje Shugden & Setrap puja at Kechara House's main prayer hall. Lucy Yap
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Life is already harsh, why make it more difficult by being unkind? - Tsem Rinpoche (By Freon 25 July'16)
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Our team of dedicated volunteers helping out with food distribution. P.Patsy
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25/7/16 Food distribution around Georgetown, Penang. P.Patsy
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Volunteers getting ready to go out to the streets for food distribution. P.Patsy
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Weekly English Dorje Shugden & Setrap puja held at Kechara House gompa. Time : 8pm - 9.30pm. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
尊贵的达赖尊者, 我们是多杰雄登的持修者, 但我们也爱您 ! YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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克切拉禅修林~位于文冬, 在禅修林里有一尊世界最大尊的多杰雄登佛像(智慧佛文殊菩萨的化身) , 欲了解更多关于禅修林, 请游览retreat.kechara.com . YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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放生活动让众生得到重生的机会, 也可以让它们得到佛号的印记 ! YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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多杰雄登超越俗世,故此亦超脱娑婆 ~詹杜固仁波切 ! 欲了解更多关于多杰雄登, 请游览DorjeShugden.org ! YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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多杰雄登给予我们超凡的庇护 ! ~詹杜固仁波切 !欲了解更多关于多杰雄登, 请游览DorjeShugden.org 。 YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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在艰难的时刻, 多杰雄登会给予我们帮助 ! ~詹杜固仁波切。欲了解更多多杰雄登,请游览dorjeshugden.org ! YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
2 days ago
Sleeping meditation for the students of KSDS to help them calm down and prepare them for the next lesson. Stella Cheang, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Alice and teacher Victor were guiding the senior students on the script for year end performance. Stella Cheang, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Lai was sitting together with the students for the musical and performance practice section at KSDS today. Stella Cheang, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Ashley Yeo and the students of KSDS Class 2-4 years old. Stella Cheang, KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Jesvin and assistant teacher Bradley discussed the details about the class. Stella Cheang, KSDS
3 days ago
Behind the scene of preparations and practice for KSDS Graduation 2016. Hang on there!! Victoria Lam KSDS

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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