Get Involved with Vajrayogini Stupa at KFR

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I recently blogged about two special vases which will be brought up to the Kechara Forest Retreat. One of them will be buried into the entrance wall of the huge Chapel, and the other will be placed inside a large outdoor Vajrayogini stupa.

For the Vajrayogini stupa, I openly invited people to submit the hair or nails of their loved ones, both human and animal. The hair and nails will have a special puja done for them called the Ruchok, to bless them before placing them inside the stupa. It’s a great way to bless those you love so much and whom you want to benefit. The hair and nail of living loved ones can also be placed. After blessing the hairs/nails it is permissable to put into something holy like a stupa. Whenever acts of worship are done towards the stupa, everyone living and passed who have their hair/nails inside will be blessed for better rebirths and meeting spiritual paths.

Since I posted up that blog post inviting others to submit their hair and nails, a lot of people have been sending emails to the Private Office asking how to submit it.

Below I had Jamie prepare an explanation on the Vajrayogini Stupa, how to make a contribution towards the Vajrayogini stupa and how to submit the items for Ruchok.

I’m happy to see so many people interested in being part of the Vajrayogini Stupa.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

Vajrayogini Stupa, at Kechara Forest Retreat

As you might know, we are now in the process of acquiring land and building the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), which is based about an hour away from the city center. This is another new and exciting branch of Kechara, which will be a place for people to go to for retreats, prayers, meditation or simply to relax. There are many exciting, daily updates on the special blog post, which has been created just for updates from KFR. Read it here: Kechara Forest Retreat

On the land, we are planning to have a large Gompa, where people can go to do prayers and make offerings to the Buddha. On top of that, around the land will be many stupas which will be filled with many holy and blessed items. People can circumambulate these stupas, make offerings, prayers or even sit in front of them for meditation. The stupas will also be very important for blessing the whole area, including all the animals and birds within it.

Stupas represent the Buddha’s enlightened mind, so even seeing the image of a stupa, or making offerings towards it creates an imprint of enlightenment in our minds. This can open up more karma for us to do more and deeper spiritual practice. For animals who may not be able to practice in this life, being around such holy items blesses their minds with imprints and heals them on many levels. These imprints will open in a future life enabling them to practice and connect to the Buddhas. There is a lot of power in a stupa for any beings who even sees it.

The stupa itself is a very blessed item. But we will also be putting many, many holy and blessed items and offerings within the stupas. The first one we are planning now for the KFR is a Vajrayogini stupa, which will include trillions and billions of Vajrayogini images and texts within it. We will copy and compile many of these images and Vajrayogini-related scriptures into hard-disks, which will be put into the stupa. This represents that there are trillions and billions of Vajrayoginis within. So whenever someone makes an offering, offers a candle, does prostrations etc., it is equivalent to doing something sacred and meritorious not only to one Vajrayogini, but to as many Vajrayoginis as there are inside the stupa. The merit created is multiplied innumerably!

Tsem Rinpoche will be doing a very special blessing ritual called Ruchok. People can receive a direct blessing from this ritual by submitting their hair or nails, which are blessed during the prayers. (Read more about the power of a Ruchok ritual and how to send in your items for blessing here.) After these items are blessed, they are no longer ordinary; they become generated as Vajrayogini herself. Then, they will be put into the stupa to generate further merit and blessings for the donors and for the people who will pray or make offerings at the stupa.

We are also inviting everyone to submit any offerings or precious items which will be inserted into the stupa before consecration. These items can be photographs of loved ones, clothing, jewellery, heirlooms, Dharma texts, wealth vases, tsa tsas or other Buddha images, or anything that is precious to you. These are considered offerings to Vajrayogini and the Three Jewels, and will generate a lot of blessings and merits to the giver. For as long as the stupa exists, merit will continue to be created and dedicated to the sponsor – which will last well after we pass away, into our future lives. The offering of these items into the stupa can also be dedicated to our loved ones so merit and blessings are generated for their well-being.

Lastly, we are setting up a special Stupa Fund, so people can make donations towards actually building the Vajrayogini stupa, and all other stupas on the land. Again, this will be a very powerful offering – by your contribution, you are making it possible for so many people in the future to connect to Vajrayogini and her blessings. For as long as the stupa exists and for every person who is benefited, or makes a prayer or offering at this stupa, you receive back the merit and blessings of having contributed to its creation.

We invite everyone to be a part of building this most special first stupa on our land. You can contribute in any of the ways above, and make your own dedications to your loved ones, or towards the fulfillment of your wishes. Don’t miss this precious chance now – it is extremely rare to be able to partake in the building of something so powerfully blessed.

 

How to make a contribution towards the Vajrayogini Stupa

Please pack and label all your items very clearly, and submit them to the Kechara Care Office, marked to the attention of Carmen Koo, Tsem Ladrang.

If you are living outside of Malaysia, please send your items to the address below. Please send your parcel by registered mail or courier so that it will arrive safely.

 

Attn: Carmen Koo
Tsem Ladrang
c/o Kechara Care
No. 7, Jalan PJU 1/3G
SunwayMas Commercial Center
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Malaysia

 

Submissions for Ruchok

There is more information about the Ruchok ritual here, including details on how to submit your items.

Please note that the hair/nails of each person/pet should be packed individually into separate bags (something like a Ziplock bag is good), and labelled clearly with the name of the person. i.e. don’t put 10 people’s items into the same bag, but pack them into 10 separate bags. Please also state if the “owner” is human or a dog/cat etc.

For further enquiries, please contact Jean Mei at tsemrinpoche.blog@gmail.com.

 


More posts on KFR: 

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Being there for kids the right way

The Power of Ruchok

Two powerful items for Kechara Forest Retreat

Kechara Forest Retreat

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Taking Trances

I found a place for Kechara Village!

107 at Kechara Forest Retreat!

 

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58 Responses to Get Involved with Vajrayogini Stupa at KFR

  1. Sock Wan on May 5, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for you kindness, to give us such an opportunity to have ours and our loved ones hair or nail to be put in the Stupa. We are so fortunate to have our Guru here to do the ritual for us. It is extremely blessed to have our personal items put in a Stupa. For as long as the Stupa exists and for as long as there are people circumambulate the Stupa, our blessings keep accumulate. Don’t miss the chance.

    You may contact anyone of us from Kechara Care.

  2. mayy on May 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

    How fortunate we are to have such great places like in Kechara Forest Retreat with all the stupas for people to get blessing not only this life but for all future life time too… to make offerings, prayers, circumambulate and meditate. More so now a Vajrayogini stupa.

    I wouldn’t want to miss out this chance! Thank you Rinpoche for your continuous care, love and compassion as always.

  3. Victor Phang on May 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for creating another huge-merit-collection facility to us.

    Kechara, KFR, KWPC, Stupa, Gompa, blog, teaching, caring, love, compassion, support, wisdom, encouragement and many many more “Dharmic Essences” are the precious gifts I had never seen in my life before I join Kechara last year.

    Even though I came to Kechara just almost a year but I’m witnessing how FAST this organization growth and benefits thousands and thousands of sentient beings directly & indirectly. I really can feel the incredible hyper strong energy from Rinpoche and all the Kecharians.

    To be honest, a lot of times I really face difficulty to write my comment here because I can’t find suitable words to express how grateful & fortunate I am to get connected with you and Kechara.

    A “thank you” is really too small to show my gratefulness toward your great compassion for all the sentient beings especially the fortunate Malaysians. With you blessing, teaching and the endless “facilities”, I’m confident to walk thru my spiritual journey in Kechara and it is getting smoothen :)

    Thank you very much Jamie for your detailed and clear explanation.

    Take good care _/\_ Have An Auspicious Wesak Day :)
    With love,
    VP

  4. patsy on May 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    We are so fortunate to have Rinpoche here with us and giving us a chance to collect such tremendous merits. I definitely wouldn’t want to miss out this auspicious opportunity.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for always thinking and taking care of us. Thank you, Jamie for the clear and detailed explanations.

    HAPPY WESAK:)

  5. Sam on May 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I felt touched and grateful for everything that Rinpoche has done at Kechara Retreat Forest(And i must say not only at KRF but many many more). From acquiring the piece of land and then to putting in 2 special vases and then to butter lamp house and then now Vajrayogini stupa and many many more..Reason behind is for all of us so that we can make offerings to Buddha, go there for retreat, to do prayers and many more beneficial reasons. Rinpoche, you are a wonderful guru and we are fortunate to have you.I sincerely thank you for giving us the opportunity to do more. Thank you many many times. Take care :)

    • Sam on May 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Not to forget to thank all Kecharians who put in all efforts to work this out. Thank you Jamie for the explantion as well.

  6. Cynthia L on May 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us and during Wesak Day on the benefits of having a stupa, building a stupa and also about Ruchok. The first holy stupa I saw was in Nepal, Boudhanath stupa and the energy that radiates from the stupa is amazing. From this, I can imagine having this stupa in KFR will change the energy around this land tremendously.

    To me, this stupa marks the first great holy representation of what will follow in the near future. It will be so significant because this will be the first Vajrayogini stupa in the whole of Malaysia as well. Perhaps, in the future to come this will be historically recorded as the oldest stupa in Malaysia.

    I would LOVE to be in ANY part of this stupa project if given the opportunity.

  7. lewkwanleng on May 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    As a Malaysian, I never thought I would have chance to get involved in making Stupa. Stupa to me is something so holy and so “far away” (too far to reach), let alone building one.

    I sincerely wish to be selected as someone who can lay bricks for the holy Stupa. I will work hard to collect the merits :)

    Please don’t miss this chance. Contribute in whatever way you can: effort, time, financially, help fund raise, marketing, etc…!!!

  8. Helena Chin on May 7, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and always think of ways to let us gain more merits.

  9. Mc on May 7, 2012 at 4:44 am

    I am truly grateful that in my life I can get to witness and maybe even participate in the making of a stupa, and a Vajrayogini stupa at that. Each time I go to KFR and stare at the hills, I comprehend Rinpoche’s vision for KWPC a bit better and again I am filled with awe as to how much kindness is being bestowed upon us.

    It is good to remember what Rinpoche said towards the end of the KWPC video..”together we can”. We all need to get committed to the Stupa project and beyond. Not just involved.

  10. nicholas on May 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Wow….what a great opportunity to have the chance to build Vajrayogini Stupa at KFR!

    The Vajrayogini stupa will connect to a lot of people in future and so much people will gain the benefits. How lucky we are under our Guru kindness and guidance creating such a wonderful place for more people to collect merits.

    Beside the stupa Rinpoche so kind to do very special blessing ritual called Ruchok. People can receive a direct blessing from this ritual by submitting their hair or nails, which are blessed during the prayers.

    Just look at how great the benefits from building this Stupa?

    Today we already started collecting hairs and nails for Ruchock.
    Wonderful!

  11. David Lai on May 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I used to think that a Stupa was just built with the main stucture, put all the holy items within it and seal it. Voila, you have a powerful and blessed Stupa that will radiate its blessings on all. However, I learnt that it is not so and there’s many things that needs to be done. Just to prepare the hair and nails of the people, a special Ruchok puja needs to be done first.

    We are indeed fortunate to have this opportunity to be a part of the sacred mission to benefit others. One of the reason Rinpoche said he is doing this is because many of us will not practice Dharma sincerely. Hence, he is doing this to help us to collect a little bit of merit that will help us in our future rebirths.

  12. Pastor Chia on May 7, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Thank for rinpoche sharing this wonderful news, many of us fill with negative karma have opportunity have chance to join this holy project building up this Vajrayogini stupa.
    We also able to put our parents, relative, friends and pet hair, nail or Asher into this stupa .Circumambulate this holy Vajayogini stupa will purify our bad karma. Harry get involve this project at KFR.

  13. Ksjc Leu Chong Hin on May 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks to our Guru, to given a chance to us to participate to built VY stupa. I feel very grateful and I will do more dharma works in KSJC in order to repay your wonderful kindness. Thanks

  14. Mei Fong on May 7, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I would like to thank Rinpoche very much for giving us the opportunity to put our item of identity together with such holy relics from all around the world. Rinpoche already explain that we will gain mass amount merits by doing so. Me as a useless student of Rinpoche do not deserve such a great blessing but i am really grateful that Rinpoche gave me this chance to make a strong connection with Vajrayogini. OM MANI PEDME HUNG

  15. Phillis Chin on May 8, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Thank all Kecharians and who put in all efforts to work this out. And also thank you Rinpoche, always caring so so much! Fortunate us ^^,

  16. wong yuen foo_Counterforce on May 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you very much for your kind offering & your compassionate thought for all other people around the world whom are not even a Kecharian at all or not met / heard about.

    I took this opportunities to inform my very good friends & his family in Shanghai about the building of Vajrayogini stupa in KFR & they are very exicited about the whole affairs. ( Apparently they could not access to Kechara website in China, hence I save this particular write-up & email to her ). I really hope they too can benefits & gather merits from all the works being carried out by Rinpoche. On their behalf, I say, Thank You very much, Rinpoche. May you always in good health.

  17. Louise Lee on May 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche & Jamie for the explain.

    I want to put all my family member & friends hair & nail in the Stupa. And i hope that i got the chance to build it too!

    I want the Stupa as big as big we can !! From far , people can see it ! They can bless by Vajrayogini!!

  18. David Loh on May 8, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the offer to be a ‘part’ of the Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. Having our hair/nails inserted together with holy relics and objects in the magnificient Vajrayogini Stupa is a great honour though who am I to deserve it.

    I pray that KFR will manifest very swiftly and all of Rinpoche’s wishes will come true.

  19. JP Lim on May 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for letting us to participate.

  20. Andrew Chiam on May 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Hi Rinpoche & Team,
    Thanks for the wonderful and precious offer for us to be part of the very blessed Stupa for mother Vajrayogini.
    Its a very good to create a connection with Vajrayogini for her blessings and receiving her teaching in the future.
    Now it’s all possible due to the kindness of Rinpoche. Thanks.

  21. Sean Pang on May 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I first heard about the Vajrayogini Stupa at KFR during Rinpoche’s talk on Wesak Day. Inviting people from all walks of life and of any faith to send in their hair and nails so that they will receive direct blessings is a show of great compassion!

    Rinpoche also talked about setting up committees to complete the construction of the Stupa. I know we are far away from KL but we will do what we can to support this great project. Just being a part of it, whatever our role may be, is a blessing already.

    Thank you, dear Rinpoche, for all that You do for all sentient beings. And sincere thanks also to all the unknown heroes who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this happen!!

    With respect,
    Sean Pang in Shanghai

  22. Junior on May 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Imagine having this stupa will change the energy around this land and whoever come to KFR can direct blessing from stupa.

  23. Albert on May 11, 2012 at 1:11 am

    we are indeed to have the chance to be blessed by Vajrayogini, building a large stupa in Malaysia is just so amazing, this is very normal in Tibet or Nepal, but in Malaysia has become something very rare… what merits do we have by being able to be here…

  24. Darren on May 11, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    This is a very special stupa as it will be the main attraction for people to visit our KFR to do prayers, offering and meditation.
    I will definitely wash my hair and nails before i submit it.

  25. Erickksiow on May 11, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us chance to make a offering to Vajrayogini stupa, it’s benefit a lot of peoples in continuous life times. Much Appreciate it.. :0

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  26. Davin on May 11, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your continuous care and love for us. The Vajrayogini stupa at KFR create a good opportunities for us to receive blessing continuously and we can make offerings towards it and creates an imprint of enlightenment in our mind.

  27. wan on May 12, 2012 at 3:51 am

    We are very fortunate to have a rare chance to pass our nails and hair and our loved one to be placed into Vajrayogini stupa at KFR which bring extreme benefit to us even after we depart.

    Rinpoche thoughtful and kindness is vast like an ocean and is go to everyone regardless Rinpoche know them or not. Its come from Rinpoche real compassion that never expect something in return.

    May we be the part of cause to support the creation of Vajrauyogini Stupa which will bring benefit to many people in a near future.

  28. James Long on May 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    We are so fortunate to have this ritual and Stupa to be done/built here in Malaysia. After reading all the articles on Stupa in another Rinpoche blog post(http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-articles-on-stupas-contest.html), it is so wonderful and great to have Stupa build in this country.

    I still remember few years back when the monks from Gaden came and taught us all the ritual including Ruchok (set up only as we are not initiated)and few of us are fortunate to have our nails/hair to be blessed as well.

    If we have the chance now, do not let it go easily, yes be greedy for blessing and do good things as we do not know when we will say good bye to this world which is a true that we cannot deny.

  29. tenzin llhamo on May 12, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    How bless are we to be able to circumambulate and do prostrations at Kechara Forest Retreat! Imagine the amount of merits beings can collect just by looking at it. This will also create a cause for us to be able to plant a seed for Vajrayogini’s practice in the future.
    I remember when I was in Kathmandu and looking at the huge amount of people circumambulating and prostrating Boudhanath Stupa the whole day! What a sight! Now we don’t have to go so far just to so! How wonderful!
    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us the chance to collect tremendous merits.

  30. Tenzin Kyabsum on May 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you for always thinking of ways for us to collect merits. So so lucky to be able to offer precious items/nails/hair to be inserted into the holy Vajrayogini stupa.. Will definitely get family and friends to submit their personal belongings to collect merits..

    Thank you very much for always thinking of us, Rinpoche. Thank you so much!

  31. Girlie on May 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    When the VY stupa is completed in Kechara Forest Retreat, many people would have contributed towards it. However that would not be the only stupa at KFR.

    We submit our hair and/or nails to be consecrated into this stupa, we will continuously receive blessings in this life and even after we have passed away.

  32. anita on May 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    thank you rinpoche for kindness .that is geeat opportunity to have the chance to build vajrayogini stupa at KFR.

  33. MITRA on May 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    great idea rinpoche to build vajrayogini stupa at KFR.WE are so fortunate to have rinpoche here.care ,love benifit…….tyhank you

  34. Jace Chong on May 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for always doing the best for us to collect the best amount of merits.

    Everything in KFR and KWPC is dedicated to all sentient beings especially Malaysian, how fortunate we are and my gratitude to Rinpoche is beyond words.

    Even though my parents and their pets might not have chance to practice more Dharma, but through all these, certainly more Dharma seeds will be planted.

    Thanks Jamie and team to manage the collection works. Thank you _/|\_

  35. Adrian Cho on May 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and care for us.
    I really appreciates much for this blessing that we can collect more merits.

  36. Soon on May 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Dear admin or rinpoche,
    Can I put my Thai Buddhist amulets into the stupa? Some of it I got from ajarn tong, n few famous monks.
    Thks.

  37. wan on May 18, 2012 at 3:20 am

    We are very fortunate to have a Kechara forest retreat which will a have a stupa for us to walk around it to create more merit and purify our negative karma.

    Today i received about 7-10 package of hairs and nails from KSJC members which i will send over to KC for Jamie. Everyone are appreciate with Rinpoche’s compassion.

    May we always be protect by the 3 jewels.

  38. Alan Chan ( KSJC ) on May 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche sharing in Wesak day, we are so fortunate to have VarjaYogini Stupa in KFR , thank you Rinpoche given us the opportunities to put our loved ones hair or nail in to the Stupa , I will not miss it !

  39. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    When there is a lama around so much, there will be so much beneficial activities is generated and much meritorious actions gets performed when there is a qualified lama in the vicinity. So many beings will get benefit as a result of such stupas being built.

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  47. Joy on Mar 8, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Rinpoche’s love and care for everyone is so huge…
    This will be the 1st Vajrayogini stupa ever built here in Malaysia for all to be benefited… even an “ant” that crawls around this stupa will be benefited and blessed just like in one of the Buddha’s Jataka tales whereby due to the object itself, the ant collected great amount of merits to be reborn in his next life as a human and have the merits to become a monk. Even though the ant or any insect, may not know what he did, but by accidentally circumambulated around the stupa the Dharma imprint has been planted. This is due to the power of the holy object, the fully enlightened beings or statues, scriptures or the stupas.

    I hope I will be around for this day when the stupa is being made, I sure want to participate in this holy sacred project! What an honor and how fortunate we are to be able to do this in this life time and to be protected by the three jewels life after life.

  48. Carmen K on Jun 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I’m now keying in the names of people who have submitted their hair and nails for the Ruchok as well as items to insert in the Stupa! We are currently at 575 submissions and still counting…

    For those who would like to submit your hair and nails..remember you can always drop it off at Kechara House or contact me at carmen.koo@kechara.com

  49. James Long on Jun 12, 2013 at 12:44 am

    再次阅读这篇文章有不同的感触。我们是如此的幸运能够在马来西亚学习到这些法会、正统的传承。时间不断的在改变,我们的因果业报也在不断地改变中,每分每秒的。我们可以选择不正视问题的根本,也可以选择去面对他。

    我们都会离开这个世界,真的,如果我们真的接受这个事实,我们的习性和决定将会立刻改变,我其实也时常以为“明天”是理所当然的,我时时都提醒自己:我是会死的,而且不知何时。

    当我们还活着,选择做一些好的事吧!

  50. Felix Kong on Sep 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Never heard before Malaysia have stupa , so fortunate that plan to build Vajrayogini Stupa at KFR. The greatest is we have opportunity to put anyone hair or nail into stupa and have a better future or next reborn, so so so excited and benefit to us, thank you Rinpoche .

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  54. Sean Wang on Mar 30, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for opening up the opportunity for all of us to attain a wondrous amount of merit through offering our hair and nails in the stupa. I think I may have already gave some but I am not too sure, I have to ask my mum.

  55. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Mar 31, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for granted us such golden opportunity to let us have the chance to offer our hair or nail into VJ stupa. Rinpoche always created a lot of activities and events to help us to collect tremendous merit for our spiritual path, thank you so much, Rinpoche!

  56. Fion See on Apr 7, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    I am very interested about Ruchok as well as getting involve with
    Vajrayogini Stupa. Would like to find out in detail. Thank you.

  57. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I think that this is a very great practise/idea, can you imagine our hair and nails being put into the Holy Stupa and also how much blessings we will be receiving? Its immeasurable, Rinpoche just doesn’t stop helping us, Rinpoche always does His best to help us when we are supposed to be the ones to should be helping ourselvea.

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  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 06:24 PM)
    God Is my Father My Father in Heaven, how sweet it is to know that You are my Father and that I am your Child! Especially when the skies of my souls are cloudy and my cross weighs more heavily, I feel the need to repeat to You: Father, I believe in Your love for me! Yes, I believe that You are a Father to me at every moment of my life, and that I am Your child! I believe that You love me with an infinite love! I believe that You are watching over me night and day and that not a hair falls from my head without your permission! I believe that, in Your infinite Wisdom, You know better than I what is good for me. I believe that, in Your infinite power, You can bring good even out of evil. I believe that, in Your infinite goodness, You make everything to the advantage of those who love You; even under the hands of those who strike me I kiss Your hand which heals! I believe, but increase in me faith, hope and love! Teach me always to see You love as my guide in every event of my life. Teach me to surrender myself to You like a baby in its mother’s arms. Father, You know everything. You see everything, you know me better than I know myself; You can do everything, and You love me! My Father, since it is Your wish that we should always turn to You, I come with confidence to ask You, together with Jesus and Mary….(here request the favor that you desire). For this intention, and uniting myself to their Most Sacred Hearts, I offer You all my prayers, my sacrifices and mortification’s, all my actions, and greater faithfulness to my duties. Give me the light, the grace and the power of the Holy Spirit! Strengthen me in this Spirit, that I may never lose Him, never sadden Him and never allow Him to become weaker in me. My Father, I ask this in the name of Jesus, Your Son! And You, Jesus, open Your Heart and place in it my own, and, together with Mary’s, offer it to our divine Father! Obtain for me the grace that I need! Divine Father, call all men to Yourself. Let all the world proclaim Your fatherly goodness and You divine mercy! Be a tender Father to me and protect me wherever I am, like the apple of Your eye. Make me always a worthy son/daughter; have mercy on me! Divine Father, sweet hope of our souls, may You be known, honored and loved by all men! Divine Father, infinite goodness poured out on all peoples, may You be known, honored and loved by all men! Divine Father, beneficent dew of humanity, may You be known, honored and loved by all men! ~~ by Mother Eugenia
  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 06:20 PM)
    For the expanding grandeur of Creation,
    worlds known and unknown,
    galaxies beyond galaxies,
    filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations: We give thanks this day. For this fragile planet earth,
    its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons: We give thanks this day. For the joy of human life,
    its wonders and surprises, its hopes and achievements: We give thanks this day. For our human community,
    our common past and future hope,
    our oneness transcending all separation,
    our capacity to work for peace and justice in the midst of hostility and oppression: We give thanks this day. For high hopes and noble causes, for faith without fanaticism,
    for understanding of views not shared: We give thanks this day. For all who have labored and suffered for a fairer world,
    who have lived so that others might live in dignity and freedom: We give thanks this day. For human liberty and sacred rites;
    for opportunities to change and grow, to affirm and choose: We give thanks this day. We pray that we may live not by our fears but by our hopes,
    not by our words but by our deeds. we give thanks this day – o. eugene pickett
  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 12:18 AM)
    Today I purpose to live My life will shine
    As the morning sings
    I walk in liberty
    Bound in true dreams
    Manifested promises
    Chase my forward motion
    A covered path before me
    The fruits of my hoping
    The fruits of my living Today I purpose to love My love will speak
    With the sound of grace
    Merciful within mercy
    The works of my faith
    Smiles of overflowing
    Inspire my giving
    Abundance of joy as rain
    The fruits of my living michael john faciane
  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 12:11 AM)
    May I be protector for those without one,
    A guide for all travellers on the way;
    May I be a bridge, a boat and a ship
    For all who wish to cross (the water). May I be an island for those who seek one
    And a lamp for those desiring light,
    May I be a bed for all who wish to rest
    And a slave for all who want a slave. May I be a wishing jewel, a magic vase,
    Powerful mantras and great medicine,
    May I become a wish‐fulfilling tree
    And a cow of plenty for the world. Just like space
    And the great elements such as earth,
    May I always support the life
    Of all the boundless creatures. And until they pass away from pain
    May I also be the source of life
    For all the realms of varied beings
    That reach unto the ends of space. a guide to the bodhisattva’s way of life – shantideva
  • Sameer
    (Thursday, Apr 17. 2014 01:05 PM)
    Hi I’m Sameer Online SEO Consultant . Do you want to see your website in Top 10 position in Google or other major search engine? Do you want more targeted visitors on your website? If yes, please let us know your domain and keywords name which you want to optimize so that we could analyze the keywords, level of competition and could supply you with our best price to optimize the website . Also, Please let me know the competitors URL for better understanding of the level of competition . Most firms overseas have achieved a significant amount of savings by outsourcing either complete or part of their SEO Work to us in India. All our work remains in the background and the end client never knows that the work has been outsourced resulting in both savings and brand value for you and your company. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with you and your company. Thanks & Regard Sameer Online seo Consultant P.S: this is our marketing stratergy that we use the Gmail Account . Once you reply us back , the next communication I will do is from my corporate email id. Note:We are not spammers and are against spamming of any kind. If you are not interested then you can reply with a simple \\”NO\\”,We will never contact you again
  • Sameer
    (Thursday, Apr 17. 2014 01:04 PM)
    Hi I’m Sameer Online SEO Consultant . Do you want to see your website in Top 10 position in Google or other major search engine? Do you want more targeted visitors on your website? If yes, please let us know your domain and keywords name which you want to optimize so that we could analyze the keywords, level of competition and could supply you with our best price to optimize the website . Also, Please let me know the competitors URL for better understanding of the level of competition . Most firms overseas have achieved a significant amount of savings by outsourcing either complete or part of their SEO Work to us in India. All our work remains in the background and the end client never knows that the work has been outsourced resulting in both savings and brand value for you and your company. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with you and your company. Thanks & Regard Sameer Online seo Consultant P.S: this is our marketing stratergy that we use the Gmail Account . Once you reply us back , the next communication I will do is from my corporate email id. Note:We are not spammers and are against spamming of any kind. If you are not interested then you can reply with a simple \\”NO\\”,We will never contact you again
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Thursday, Apr 17. 2014 12:31 AM)
    Eight Verses of Training The Mind (By Kadampa Geshe Langri Tangpa 1054 – 1123) With the determination to accomplish
    The highest welfare for all sentient beings
    Who surpass even a wish-granting jewel
    I will learn to hold them supremely dear. Whenever I associate with others I will learn
    To think of myself as the lowest among all
    And respectfully hold others to be supreme
    From the very depths of my heart In all actions I will learn to search into my mind
    And as soon as an afflictive emotion arises
    Endangering myself and others
    I will firmly face and avert it. I will learn to cherish all beings of bad nature
    And those pressed by strong sins and sufferings
    As if I had found a precious
    Treasure very difficult to find When others out of jealousy treat me badly
    With abuse, slander, and so on,
    May I suffer the defeat
    And offer the victory to them When one whom I have benefited with great hope
    Unreasonably hurts me very badly,
    I will learn to view that person
    As an excellent spiritual guide. In short, I will learn to offer to everyone without exception
    All help and happiness directly and indirectly
    And respectfully take upon myself
    All harm and suffering of my mothers. I will learn to keep all these practices
    Undefiled by the stains of the eight worldly conceptions
    And by the understanding of all phenomena as like illusions
    Be released from the bondage of attachment.
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 11:08 PM)
    Let the rain come and wash away
    the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds
    held and nurtured over generations.
    Let the rain wash away the memory
    of the hurt, the neglect.
    Then let the sun come out and
    fill the sky with rainbows.
    Let the warmth of the sun heal us
    wherever we are broken.
    Let it burn away the fog so that
    we can see each other clearly.
    So that we can see beyond labels,
    beyond accents, gender or skin color.
    Let the warmth and brightness
    of the sun melt our selfishness.
    So that we can share the joys and
    feel the sorrows of our neighbors.
    And let the light of the sun
    be so strong that we will see all
    people as our neighbors.
    Let the earth, nourished by rain,
    bring forth flowers
    to surround us with beauty.
    And let the mountains teach our hearts
    to reach upward to heaven. Amen. a prayer for the world – rabbi harold kushner
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 06:27 PM)
    Great God, who has told us
    “Vengeance is mine,”
    save us from ourselves,
    save us from the vengeance in our hearts
    and the acid in our souls. Save us from our desire to hurt as we have been hurt,
    to punish as we have been punished,
    to terrorize as we have been terrorized. Give us the strength it takes
    to listen rather than to judge,
    to trust rather than to fear,
    to try again and again
    to make peace even when peace eludes us. We ask, O God, for the grace
    to be our best selves.
    We ask for the vision
    to be builders of the human community
    rather than its destroyers.
    We ask for the humility as a people
    to understand the fears and hopes of other peoples. We ask for the love it takes
    to bequeath to the children of the world to come
    more than the failures of our own making.
    We ask for the heart it takes
    to care for all the peoples
    of Afghanistan and Iraq, of Palestine and Israel
    as well as for ourselves. Give us the depth of soul, O God,
    to constrain our might,
    to resist the temptations of power
    to refuse to attack the attackable,
    to understand
    that vengeance begets violence,
    and to bring peace–not war–wherever we go. For You, O God, have been merciful to us.
    For You, O God, have been patient with us.
    For You, O God, have been gracious to us. And so may we be merciful
    and patient
    and gracious
    and trusting
    with these others whom you also love. This we ask through Jesus,
    the one without vengeance in his heart.
    This we ask forever and ever. Amen prayer for world peace – sister joan chittister – benedictine sisters of erie
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 09:08 AM)
    For vincent tan – Yonten Shigyurma – The Foundation of All Realisations Well-realising that the root of the path,
    the foundation for every realisation,
    is to properly rely on my kind Guru,
    bless me to do so with great effort and devotion. Knowing that this life of freedom, found but once,
    is difficult to gain and greatly meaningful
    bless me to develop the continual wish
    all day and night to take its essence. Mindful of death, this life disintegrates
    as swiftly as a bubble in turbulent water
    and after death my good and bad
    karma follows me like my shadow. Having gained firm certainty of this,
    bless me to be ever conscientious
    to abandon even the slightest harm
    and practice every possible virtue. Enjoying deceptive samsaric pleasure
    brings no contentment and is the door to all suffering.
    aware of its drawbacks, bless me to develop
    a strong wish for the bliss of liberation. With mindfulness, introspection, and great care
    induced by that pure aspiration
    bless me to make my essential practice
    the Pratimoksha, root of Buddha’s teachings. Just as I’ve fallen in this sea of suffering
    so have all beings, my kind mothers;
    seeing this, bless me to train in Bodhicitta,
    taking up the burden of liberating them. And yet, just wishing this, without practicing
    the three ethics, Enlightenment cannot be attained.
    knowing this well, please bless me to intensively
    strive to train in the Bodhisattva vows. Properly analysing the correct object
    and pacifying distraction to mistaken objects
    bless me to swiftly realise the path
    which unifies quiescence and special insight. When I’m a pure vessel, trained in common paths,
    bless me to enter with perfect ease
    the sacred gateway of fortunate ones,
    the supreme of vehicles, Vajrayana. Then, foundation for the two attainments
    is keeping the pure vows and commitments.
    having found unfeigned conviction in this
    bless me to guard them with my life. Having precisely understood the essentials
    of the two stages, heart of the tantras,
    bless me to strive without break in four sessions
    to practice Yoga as taught by holy Masters. May the spiritual guides who reveal this excellent path
    and the friends who practice it all live long.
    Please grant blessings that outer and inner
    hindrances all be fully pacified. In all lives may I never be parted
    from perfect Masters and enjoy the glory of Dharma.
    Perfecting realisations of the paths and stages,
    may I swiftly gain the state of Vajradhara. this is the Prayer of the Great Saint Great Buddha Lama Tsongkhapa!
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 01:49 AM)
    Those are the words of the Living Christ
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 01:49 AM)
    I am always with you,
    even when you are not able to feel me in your heart.
    I love you always,
    I surround you with my protecting love,
    even when you occasionally forget me.
    I listen to your problems,
    if you are sincere and receptive, I give you solutions.
    I hear your prayers and answer those which are in the best interest
    of everyone in your life including, but not limited to, you. I am the light and the thoughts in your mind,
    I am the sight in your eyes,
    I am the life in your body,
    I am the feelings you feel in your heart.
    I am always at work in your life for your greater good,
    although you may not always believe this;
    hopefully, your faith in me will grow constant.
    you must realize:
    “my will is whatever is happening in the present moment”.
    within this moment you must think and act
    with integrity, humility and courage,
    you must trust in me,
    and surrender your will to mine through acceptance.
    if you continue to demonstrate acceptance,
    integrity, humility, courage and trust,
    you will discover the secret of opening your heart to my love.
    the greater your faith in me
    the more I am able fill your heart with my love. it is I, who grants you the serenity to accept
    the things you cannot change,
    the courage to change the things you can
    and the wisdom to know the difference.
    eventually you will realize the samplings of love
    I bestow on you through others
    are purposefully designed to draw you closer to me.
    it is only I, who loves you unconditionally,
    I am an ever-flowing fountain of love, peace and joy,
    I will never disappoint you; I will always be with you.
    I mete out to you the exact amount of pain you cause others,
    because I want you to be compassionate.
    I want you to be able to give love and equally as important,
    I want you to be able to receive love.
    how else will you learn to love me?
    how will you learn to accept my love?
    the moment you realize the error of your ways,
    the moment you sincerely regret the pain you cause others,
    I forgive you; I nourish you with my tender mercies.
    remember, I never stop loving you for you are my precious child.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 12:52 AM)
    Here are all the news links related to Kechara’s Pray for MH370 event at Kechara Forest Retreat on Sunday 13 Apr 2014. Kechara Forest Retreat was mentioned in all the posts for organizing the prayer for MH370. Few major paper like SinChew, ChinaPress, GuangMing & The Star have more coverage on the event. URL for the event on different media: 1) Times of malta.com http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140413/local/malaysia-airlines-flight-370-long-hunt-looms-as-pings-go-silent.514697 2) Yahoo.com.my https://my.news.yahoo.com/photos/malaysia-slideshow/buddhist-devotees-holding-prayer-beads-offer-prayers-passengers-photo-042103955.html 3) ut Sandiego http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/apr/13/missing-planes-black-box-batteries-may-have-died/ 4) Financial express http://www.financialexpress.com/news/long-hunt-for-missing-malaysia-airlines-mh370-looms-as-pings-go-silent/1240308 5) The Malaysian Insiders http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/black-boxes-crucial-if-those-aboard-mh370-are-to-be-cleared-says-cnn 6) The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/13/mh370-australian-team-halves-smaller-search-zone-in-hunt-for-black-box 7) 8TV 8pm Mandarin News 《续为MH370祈福 为机上人员家属送上关怀》 http://www.8tv.com.my/mandarinnews/news-local/MH370_1397394692.html#sthash.ny7cg8z6.gbpl
    8) United Daily 联合日报在线 http://www.uniteddaily.com.my/?q=node/70334 9) The Rakyat Post http://www.therakyatpost.com/gallery/ 10) China Press中国报 http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/517023 11) Sin Chew Daily星洲日报 http://news.sinchew.com.my/node/359691 12) Guang Ming Daily光明日报 http://www.guangming.com.my/node/201746?tid=3 http://www.guangming.com.my/node/201745?tid=3 13) Kwong Wah Jit Poh光华日报 http://www.kwongwah.com.my/news/2014/04/13/82.html 14) The Star http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/14/MCA-gets-show-on-the-road-Top-leadership-to-brief-grassroots-leaders-on-plan/ 15) Nanyang Siang Pau南洋商报 http://www.nanyang.com/node/613913?tid=460 16) MSN News http://news.msn.com/world/official-says-sub-will-be-used-in-search-for-jet 17) Negara Kita http://www.negarakita.com/Post-981505-%E4%BE%9B%E7%81%AF%E7%A5%88%E7%A6%8F%EF%BC%8C%E5%BB%96%E4%B8%AD%E8%8E%B1%EF%BC%9A%E6%88%91%E4%BB%AC%E9%9A%8F%E6%97%B6%E6%8F%90%E4%BE%9B%E6%8F%B4%E5%8A%A9 Enjoy reading!
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 12:19 AM)
    For vincent tan – OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG
    [no sender]
  • Martin B
    (Tuesday, Apr 15. 2014 08:12 PM)
    Hi dear Rinpoche and dear Kecharians !
    I’d like to attract your attention to one serious world problem in the field of health care. It’s about a petition which potentially could save thousands or may be millions of human lives in the future. It will take you no more than 5 minutes to read, sign and share it on your wall in Facebook and Twitter
    http://www.alltrials.net/
    you could also watch a TED video about this serious problem which is relevant to all people:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_goldacre_what_doctors_don_t_know_about_the_drugs_they_prescribe
    P.S.Abstract: Thousands of clinical trials have not reported their results; some have not even been registered. Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated. All trials past and present should be registered, and the full methods and the results reported. We call on governments, regulators and research bodies to implement measures to achieve this.
    Thank you !

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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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We have 13 Buddhist Pastors in Kechara. Four were newly ordained last night. After the ordination it rained for 15 minutes I am told while the sun continued to shine brightly in the area. One Pastor is in the USA right now so not pictured. Tsem Rinpoche
17 hours ago
My Mumu boy is so alert, cute and intelligent. I can never get tired of loving him. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days ago
I had commissioned this Thirteen Deity Yamantaka thangka. With Lord Tsongkapa above centre representing all lineage masters. Manjushri to the left and H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to the right. Sacred, beautiful and pure wisdom embodied in this thangka. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
This tastes really good!!! Easy to make. Some frozen items you have to heat up, take out of microwave, stir and put back in to continue cooking for a few mins more. This one you just put on for 5 mins and eat. But it tastes REALLY good and tastes home cooked too. Nice surprise. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
When can I find a location, house and environment like this? This is the kind of place I would like to spend the rest of my life in. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Jill Yam and also Mr. Hee always conducts wonderful pujas for those who come to Kechara House and request. I am very happy about that. The pujas offer tremendous results and therefore benefits for many. Our puja requests are growing very much. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Even animals can show great compassion and sense when another needs it. Be kind to animals and be vegetarian. Collect less negative karma by not eating meat. Be kind always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Portraits of People Living on a Dollar a Day- You absolutely must see the stunning photos and background. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=48180
1 week ago
This mechanism was recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck in 1901. Its complexity and purpose was not understood for another hundred years. Dated to around 200 BC, it is identified to be an analog computer used to calculate the astronomical position of the stars and planets. Its juxtaposition among other ancient artifacts is akin to finding a jet airplane inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The device, whose inner workings are far more complex than a Swiss watch, is capable of accurately measuring the movement of the sun, the moon (and all its phases), eclipse cycles and the position of the planets. Who could have built this?~https://www.facebook.com/cosmic.intelligenceagency
1 week ago
Prince Palta is my maternal grandfather. Princess Nirjidma is my aunt. She has two sons. The sons are my cousins. Wonder if they are alive or not? Where are they? Any offsprings? Interesting to find out. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Never be angry at your guru, Hold a grudge against your guru. Never seek revenge against your guru. Never talk badly about your guru to cover your mistakes. Don't abandon your guru or ignore  your guru because he loved you for you as no one else  did and dared to love your potential too. Never hold your anger for long against your guru. Your guru was only doing his 'job' by teaching you, showing you better, explaining the dharma to you and was very brave to do so for you as no one else would dare do so. No one would dare take that job. No one else dared to love you and give you more. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Nothing would make me MORE HAPPIER than to retire in this environment. I hope this manifest soon. By the karma of myself and the people I have hopes in will help it to manifest. I love this so much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
A very important poem to understand: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47846
2 weeks ago
Billy Meier took the best pics of UFOs. I watched a documentary about him with Seng Piow and we were both stunned how good the documentary is. It's alittle older but relevant. When you watch, you must please pay full attention as they have accents, but understandable. Listen closely to the technical information when his material goes through tests for authenticity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q7ye0dic0U
2 weeks ago
Nobody should put beautiful grandma to sleep ever and nobody should put that lovely dog or any animals to sleep. No animals should be harmed, butchered or caged. We are humans and supposedly more intelligent. So let's act like it by being kind to those animals that are 'lesser' than us and our intelligence. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is exactly what Buddha taught. What Tsongkapa explained. What H.H. Trijang Rinpoche embodied and what H.H. Zong Rinpoche shared with me.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
NEW POST-And some partners just drag each other down anyways because it’s convenient to be with that person. It’s not love but just using each other. I’ve seen that clearly in a few cases. People can hide with their partners and avoid real efforts because they are in denial, but denial or not, it will catch up. I am deeply sorry to say things like that too. But it’s true..please read on: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47760
2 weeks ago
Do you know about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho? If you don't you should find out now!! It is totally necessary to find out and share with others: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47397
2 weeks ago
It's fortunate for the student to meet a caring and real teacher in this day and age. It is also very fortunate for the teacher to meet a caring and genuine student. It benefits the dharma and many beings when a genuine teacher and genuine student meet and work together to benefit others. Very powerful and good combination.-See what I mean please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47425
2 weeks ago
The evil ways of some completely amaze me every single day.. They better take a deep breath when they close their eyes for the last time, because it's not going to be pretty. This is how this little sweetheart was dumped on the street.-From Harbored Souls Rescue (FB)
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, a special letter for Frederick but it might benefit everyone out there who are really seeking inner change and spirituality. I invite you to read as I just posted now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47445
2 weeks ago
Click on photo to enlarge and see what this six year old has to share with the world. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
My dad rescued her from an abandoned store front two years ago. They watch TV like this together! -Via Reddit (facebook)
2 weeks ago
My shrine here in the USA. Do you like it? Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, as you know part of my ancestry is Mongolian (Kalmyk). The Kalmyk Republic is one of the republics in Russia. And Kalmyk Republic is the only European republic that is Buddhist and they are Mongols in ancestry. They are proud people. I found a video that is very good. It showcases all the dances of the various Russian Republics. Very beautiful and rich Russian heritage. At 27:59 of the video you will see the Kalymk performers doing the Mongol-Kalmyk dance. I use to dance in a Kalymk dance troupe as a kid, but I couldn't dance like this! I was amazed how beautiful it was done and talented the Kalmyk dancer are as well as the other republics. I want to share with you. Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhnbLoFbpsU -Thank you- Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
The Medicine Buddha is the composition of the buddhas. This means that when we practice the seven-limb prayer and make offerings with the seven limbs, we receive the same merit as we would if we had made offerings to all the Buddhas. Similarly, when we recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha, we collect unbelievable merit just as when we offer the seven-limb practice to Medicine Buddha. Be the cause for many to come to receive the healing of the Medicine Buddha and seal tremendous merits for yourself and your family in this life and the other lives to come.~Martin Get involved: http://www.medicinebuddhahill.com
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, Came across this which is short and gives hope. Do see: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47218 Always trying my best to expose you to all types of knowledge, information and inspirations, Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
I love country roads. I wish this one lead to a secluded wooden retreat house where I lived away and far from the trappings of samsara and it's endless deceptions. Those who agree or participate in the deceptions will not only invite depression and disillusionment, but perhaps eventually be 'crippled' by it and trapped for long spells of 'time'. TR
3 weeks ago
What a nice comment by Antonio Rocco Romeo left on my facebook comments. I like people who have gratitude and show it. Not just say it but show it because they are the people who will get far and be less self-introverted creating less unhappiness in their minds. Happiness comes from having gratitude. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
March 29, 2014-Went to a Native American Indian store yesterday to find stones to make offerings to the Buddhas. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
In horror of death, I took to the mountains— Again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, Capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done. ~ MILAREPA
3 weeks ago
This is what my 1972 blue Volkswagon beetle looked like when I had it in the 80's.  This is the exact color too. I drove it all over Los Angeles. It didn't have alot of power but it got me around. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: "However dark our minds may be, however hard our hearts may be, this is not our true nature... enlightenment is when we finally come into our true humanity." ... pic Korea Nov 2013 ( We must keep practicing and applying the dharma strongly to bring our real nature out. Don't let temporary emotions and dark feelings let us give up our dharma practice or works. Don't listen to people who have done very little for us or what they did for us heralds only more sufferings. Listen to the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche )
4 weeks ago
This can be applicable to some experiences in our past? So we just let go, forgive and offer our prayers. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
My shrine in my room where I work. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Nicholas arranged alot of flowers at my request in front of the house so it's more colorful and natural. Nice offerings. He has been working at it. Nicholas is hardworking, straightforward and easy to work with. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Joy has been with me for many years and very talented. She really has painted hundreds of Buddha images within Kechara. I asked her to join me in USA to help do some work and she was on the plane within 48 hours after her spiritual retreat in another part of the US. Joy is here in the USA to help our Tsem Rinpoche Foundation. She went for a two week retreat and then joined me. Welcome. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Mountains may crumble, the oceans may dry up, but the Buddha cannot lie.~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Nothing is more precious than having a guru that loves you and teaches you. It is through his divine teachings you find yourself and become someone who brings light, life, joy and bliss to all those you meet. You make your life beautiful due to the beauty your guru shows you have in you. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We have five dharma store outlets (Kechara Paradise) and these are the wonderful sales persons who work our stores and always has a bright smile on their faces. They are good people and I am happy to have them. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
When we trust our guru, things don't become better or easier, but our goal becomes clear and we head towards a direction that leads to something supreme for ourselves. Nothing from my guru to me has ever been easy or simple or without much obstacles, but I will not quit. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
People who truly love animals have the special mind to love without agenda and without rewards. Su Ming is one of those rare souls that love, care and help you without any personal agenda. She is warm, intelligent, sharp and a GREAT FRIEND TO HAVE. She is what defines friendship. You will find it hard to find another like her. People are blessed to have her in their lives and I mean every word of this. Treasure her friendship alway and never lose it because hard to find again. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Kecharians in a strange time and place.....Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Was casually walking around Venice Beach today and suddenly a Marvin called out "Rinpoche!" I never met this gentle person, but he has been following me on my youtubes and blog and recognized me. It was nice to meet up with him and say hello. And say hello to his dog Scooby too! It touched me that he said my teachings online and blog helped him and changed his life. Thank you Marvin! Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We walked by a house in Los Angeles that was fantastic! They made a special outdoor place for Lord Buddha to be placed. Hundreds of people walk by and can see this Buddha and be blessed. I really like this alot. I always like to do this too! Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Beautiful Buddha at the Japanese Garden in San Francisco. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IS THE MEAT INDUSTRY... PLEASE DITCH THE DAIRY & DON'T SUPPORT THIS CRUELTY! --This is what happens when dairy cows have outlived their usefulness ...after their calves have been repeatedly and systematically stolen from them and they have been exploited as milk-producing slaves.
1 month ago
This was the view of the mountains near where I live USA. I love the mountains and seeing them daily. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
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  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    1 month ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    1 month ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    2 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    7 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    10 months ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    11 months ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    1 years ago
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
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    1 years ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
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    1 years ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Setrap's mantra
    Setrap's mantra
    2 yearss ago
  • Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
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    2 yearss ago
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    Dear TR:

Aiyo so cute. I am in KD now going through some design work with Karen and Mrs.Chua is teaching Pat, Kumar, Yen Ping, Louise and Jeff English.

May they be able to learn up fast and assist Rinpoche's work!

Love,
Ethan

    2 yearss ago

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With another client, Mr Lee, off the street after we referred his case to Anjung Singgah. Justin@KSK
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Uncle Leang off the streets! Makeover before settling into Ti Ratana Shelter Home! Justin@KSK
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Four Points Sheraton sponsored food for the marginalized community in KSK Penang. Justin
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Stone carved Vajrayogini(15") in Kechara Paradise, love her so much. ~Felix KP http://www.vajrasecrets.com
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-- Prove them wrong -- It’s amazing how some people have never met me or know who I am, but based on a few things they read here & there & rumours, they have formulated a new personality for me & all the things I’ve never done they passionately speak about… I find it funny and entertaining now. I guess we can’t spend our lives fighting rumours… we just have to work hard & then rumours get proven wrong on it’s own as a by product. No point explaining repeatedly. Just do our work & show results!! ~ Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/prove-them-wrong.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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--- A Thought… --- While thinking earlier, I came to some more understanding. However other people act towards me or anyone, should not affect me much as it was never between them and me but between me and karma. What I need to watch out for is my mind and the reactions. When I am unhappy then the 1st chapter of Lam Rim should be applied strongly… Otherwise there’s nothing much to be attached to how others react… it’s all temporal and it doesn’t last at all. Why waste the time to evaluate, just treat everyone as best as I can irregardless. ~ Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-thought-2.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
20 hours ago
--- Losing Face --- To be a leader, an example, or a good person we have to always give the credit to others SINCERELY who work with us. Because they make us who we are. Without them we are nothing..~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/losing-face.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
20 hours ago
--Many Doors-- Looking for a non-existent door when you can enter from anywhere is the source of our barriers.~ Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/many-doors.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
20 hours ago
Top pic: With my family after I was ordained as a Kechara Buddhist pastor. Bottom pic: With fellow Kechara Buddhist pastors after ordination ceremony in Kechara forest retreat. Henry Ooi
23 hours ago
Sog Shing placed in the center and holy items inserted around and inside second part of Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara forest retreat. Concrete will be poured to seal everything and holding Sog Shing in place. Henry Ooi
24 hours ago
Vajrayogini is a representation of complete Buddhahood in female form, whose practices are associated with the Chakrasamvara Cycle of Anuttarayoga Tantra. Log in for more info - http://vajrasecrets.com/statue/statues/vajrayogini/vajrayogini-stone-15.html ~ Erick @ Kechara ~
yesterday
Pastor Seng Piow in the USA shares his experience while given the meritorious opportunity to work close to His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. ~ Wai Meng
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Pastor Niral, a sangha to be sharing about his spiritual journey with Kechara ~ Wai Meng
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