Why in the mountains?

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Dear friends around the world,

As you know I love beautiful mountains and dwellings in the mountains. I’ve found some beautiful pictures of mountains, waters and desserts of China. Some are just breathtaking and when I see something beautiful I just want to share with others whom I feel might appreciate it also. This post is of amazing environments I wish I can live in.  You can enjoy the pictures in your own relaxed leisure time. No rush and just enjoy. Just seeing some of these pictures is so relaxing and beautiful.  May I share some the beauty of these places in China with you. Yes, all of these places are in China. China is a land of great ecological diversity. Personally most of the pictures are of forests, mountains and lakes because I personally since a very young age have had a longing to live in the mountains. Let me explain more.

I wish all of you the opportunity to engage in deeper and more retreats as you get older because by retreats, we get closer to our Yidam (personal tutelary deity) and our Buddha within (mind) us. Retreats purify tremendous karma, stabilize our mind, overcome our obstacles, give us real purpose, good preparation for future lives and give us a chance to focus solely on ourselves in a good way. In the correct way. It is the best way to spend the little time we have left. We should always prepare for future lives as taught by the Sage Shakyamuni, Conqueror Tsongkhapa and Heruka Pabongka Rinpoche in Lam Rim. We should be enthusiastic about that because it is for ourselves and we are the only one that can do this for ourselves. Meeting dharma is the result of karma collected in previous lives to afford us this opportunity to prepare. How lucky we are!! That is why I am attracted to mountain retreat houses. In the scriptures it is recommended we do quiet solitary meditational retreats preferably in natural surroundings as it will help us to gain attainments and higher insights. We can do intense meditations in the cities, but we will have to be very advanced in order to remain in concentration. In between meditation sessions, it is important to see clean clear environments and breathe fresh air. Natural environments such among nature very much helps in spiritual development.

So many times in life we want to do something good for ourselves by travelling, eating, getting lots of money, joining parties, dressing up, socializing, vacationing, finding partners, finding name and in the end we end up more unhappy and more bitter than we can imagine. We end up a race against time we have little left of. This is not because we are bad, but because we approached finding happiness in all the wrong places without knowing it. We became more lonely and bitter than when we started. Thanks to our good karma, we found dharma, the most important find in our lives. Happiness only comes from peace we find within by the light of dharma wisdom we have applied. One of the ways to develop  this wisdom is through our spiritual learning, spiritual convictions, contemplations and practice. We have to keep on learning and not stop. We can take it with us. The best thing we can ever do for ourselves is to get closer to our Yidam. And quiet retreats is one of the best ways. Having the fortune to spend time often in retreats contemplating, offering, praying, reciting mantras and focusing on the Yidam is the best way to spend our lives and free time. We have little time left. Our bucket list should be nothing else but to practice dharma because this has the real worth at death. All the great Mahasiddhas of the past gained their great attainments this way. All that we hold holy became holy this way. All that is holy exist to only point this way to us. So they show an infallible method and example to us. We are blessed. We must get closer to our Yidam. This should not be future tense always as we are not devas with immensely long lives. Our minds with the Yidam’s mind must merge by retreats, practice, learning and compassion. This is the best preparation for death and life. And all lives to come.

I have always sought the mountains, lakes, forests and solitude for this. My strong attraction to the mountains is primarily for this reason. I wish to share this with you. Because in the mountains is where there is solitude and one can get away from the hustle and meaningless bustle of samsaric robotic life. Sharing the mountains and the dwellings is to share a spiritual message of retreats and therefore joining with our Yidam with you. I wish to share what makes me happy with you and what will make you happy represented by these mountains/ dwellings. So on this special post I will share beautiful pictures of the mountains that bring back a ‘memory’ of dwellings in mountains perhaps for me from a different time and place. This is my most heartfelt desire and what is deep in me and you are invited. May you all realize and achieve and be loved and love without barriers.

My love, humility and genuine care to all of you. I sincerely wish deeply all of you will gain highest attainments and ascend to Kechara Paradise. May it start when you engage in the practices in natural solitude.

Tsem Rinpoche
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All these beautiful pictures of nature are in China. China has a great ecological diversity. Physically a beautiful country. I hope you enjoyed all these pictures as much as I did. These pictures evoke something deep within me. Something spiritual.

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 20, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Breathtaking scenery in China, thank you Rinpoche.

    Such scenery can really inspire the spiritual adherent just looking at the view, one can feel invigorated and also really pumped to do more.

  2. Anne Ong on Sep 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you my dear Guru for sharing these beautiful pictures and scenery. I do feel very peaceful,calm and happy to see the scenery. Very good to live in these places to practice meditation and away from stress in the city life.I love the lakes,waterfalls,rainbows and hear the birds singing.How nice if i could have my own small hut near KFR in the future for my practice and to be near Rinpoche and my dharma family 🙂 _/\_

  3. Pema Thinley on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you So much, Rinpoche. The pictures are really inspiring and give the instincts of naturalness. I just love it looking at them. Doing retreats in those places would be much deepening and wonderful lah. Thank you for your great compassion for ignorant beings like us _()_

  4. Uncle Eddie on Aug 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Its so completely exhilarating and exciting just by looking at the magnificient photos taken from these beautiful Flora and Fauna breath-taking views of beautiful China. Now we can understand why Rinpoche always love beautiful mountains and dwelling in the mountains and waters and lovely deserts of China. Meeting Dharma as said by Rinpoche is the result of Karma collected in our previous life. In scriptures, it is recommended that we quietly do our solitary meditation retreats, preferably in natural surroundings, as it will help to gain attainments and higher insights! Doing it in the cities require clear firmed concentration of attention, due to existence of noise pollution! It is also pointed out that in-between meditation session, it is important to see clean environment and breathe clear/ clean/fresh air! Natural clean environment such as those shown are those amongst the display in helping out in the spiritual development. Our bucket list should be nothing else but to practice Dharma, because this has the real worth of death. The best thing we can ever do for ourselves is to get closer to our Yidam. Quiet retreat is one of the best ways as said! It is said that all great Mahasiddhas of the great past gained their attainments this way. Thank you Rinpoche, for the sharing and caring. Its truly stimulating and wonderful!

  5. Pastor KH Ng on Aug 8, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    With the “noise” that we hear, feel, perceive and distracting to ourselves, living in cities, towns and even villages, amongst families and friends; with communication so “advance” now, one can hardly have the environment and time to have the peace to find our true “self”.

    Traditionally, all great religions, especially Buddhism advocate peaceful solitude in the mountains, living in caves or simple dwellings to achieve this peace of mind and to further one’s advancement in one’s practice.

    Kechara Forest Retreat is one such place.

  6. sonny tan on Aug 8, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for presenting to us in pictorial form some of the hills and mountains in China these pictures are breadth taking, very inviting and looks magnificent it would be exhilarating if one could visit these places.
    The flora and fauna of such natural environments is hard to describe and difficult to imagine unless one is there in addition with the crisp mountain air, the tranquility and greenery atmosphere is very alluring and when once one see this majestic mountain it would immediately help transform the troubled mind. It is a well-researched and an accepted fact that up in the mountains, negative ions are abundant which can help elevate a person’s mood and put one into a more serene mode.
    Many years ago I had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon; it is one of the most memorable national parks that I have ever visited. It is one of the world’s seven wonders and very little changes were done to the Canyon as they want to maintain its natural environment. Reindeers are seen everywhere and they move freely among the visitors without any hindrance or frightened by the visitors. The park rangers have managed to blend well modernization with nature without disturbing much of its ecological environment.

  7. Joy on Aug 2, 2016 at 5:05 am

    We are indeed very fortunate to have the merits to meet the Dharma again in this life and to be able to cross path with Rinpoche. Indeed we are very lucky to have Kechara Forest Retreat conceptualised by Rinpoche for the reasons being said by Rinpoche above, the wish for to engage in serious Dharma practices, to eventually connect with our yidam and to be one with them in retreats.

    It is true that being away from the city, and retreating ourselves from samsara and living in KFR makes me realise how actually little we really truly need in life to be truly at peace, contented and happy. So many who came to KFR always brings back something positive and leaving more revived. And after awhile you actually detest going to the city that is filled with anger, rage, business, like headless chickens everyone seems to yearn and crave for something to fill up the void. Looking for happiness in all the wrong places, only to discover it does not satisfy anything but makes us crave for more. The more becomes more emptiness and in the end.

    We have much to grateful for here in Kechara, thank you Rinpoche.

  8. victoria lam on Jul 31, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you very much for sharing the beautiful and magnificently views of China.

    We are too much distraction from the material and cities lives. Sometimes, we might forgot hot appreciate the nature’s. We are fortune to learn dharma and practice. We may realized from retreats to help us to detached from our desire.

    Therefore,engage deeper from retreat, is to help us to reconnect the natures where we shall belong and come from. Always stay close with our Yidam and Guru devotion in our heart.

    Thank You.

    Humbly bow down with folded hands. _/\_

  9. Freon on Jul 26, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. Nature is so beautiful. We are blessed now to have live in this beautiful planet.

    To be able to learn dharma and work for dharma is truly a blessing. In this lifetimes, there are many distraction, noise that make us very easy to be away from dharma. And, to lost ourself in chasing to fulfilled the desire we wanted.

    When I look at the beautiful scene, I wish i could be there. Before dharma, i wish i can be at those beautiful scenery to just relax. But now, with guidance from Rinpoche, i knew i could be in these beautiful places for more meaningful reason- i can engage in a retreat! To be able to engage in retreat, and the retreat methods that we learned are from the authentic lineage, it is really a very rare opportunity.

    Thinking on doing retreat, I am lucky that i have this opportunity to do retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). I wish i can engage in more retreat in this place is that full of blessing. I thanks Rinpoche for created such beautiful place for sentient beings to be engage in dharma.

    These beautiful photos are the scenery from China. I wish, China’s people could have the opportunity to do retreat in these scenery and get close to Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage.

    Thank you

    With folded hands, love
    Freon

  10. yikming on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for the lovely scenes, and wish we are out there. Some of the scenes are so serene and invoke some level of peace and calmness in us.

  11. Eric kksiow on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Such a lot of beautiful places in China, that’s really giving us the feeling of peace or calm.

    I like this article because of Rinpoche shared these :
    I wish all of you the opportunity to engage in deeper and more retreats as you get older because by retreats, we get closer to our Yidam (personal tutelary deity) and our Buddha within (mind) us. Retreats purify tremendous karma, stabilize our mind, overcome our obstacles, give us real purpose, good preparation for future lives and give us a chance to focus solely on ourselves in a good way. In the correct way.

    For this life time, we always have to prepared for future lives. That’s i always bare it in mind.

    Thank You Rinpoche for the beautiful teachings and beautiful images from China.

    _/\_
    Eric kksiow

  12. June Kang on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the pictures.

    Few years ago I like to challenge people why can’t we have retreat at City and why go mountain ? To me forest is not effective to train your mind because not many disturbance . However after I gone through had meditation is city, I realised that unless you have a very good concentration otherwise the disturbance is really disturb your mind a lots.

    The feeling is also good having retreat in forest which you can really connect to nature, feeling open when the space is big. Breathing the fresh air in forest can also calm the mind. It is better to have meditation in the forest.

    Lastly, I pray that I can always get closeto our Yidam and have opportunity to do lots of retreat.

  13. Pastor Chia on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I’m glad have opportunity work and living at Kechara Forest Retreat when first started building it. KFR is surrounded by green nature and mountain, feel peaceful and quiet. It suitable to claim down our mind, doing meditation and retreat.

    I agree what Rinpoche has said ;When the death coming, the only way we can find help from our spiritual practice, which engage more in our yidam practice and merge with his mind stream. Having the fortune to spend time often in retreats contemplating, offering, praying, reciting mantras and focusing on the Yidam is the best way to spend our lives and free time. We have little time left. Our bucket list should be nothing else but to practice dharma because this has the real worth at death.

  14. Mingwen on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I’ve always been a fan of mother nature, she is just adorable, beautiful and charming, ONLY, when we treat her as good as she treated us initially. It’s sad to witness how we are destroying and hurting the mother nature. The ego and laziness of human being are just overwhelming and unbearable, hence, the mother nature is reacting to ours actions, etc., frequent of strange weather and natural disasters. If we continue to be like how we are, hurting the nature, not long later, natural landscapes and the beauty of mother nature and human being will become dust.

    If everyone of us is willing to contribute a little but, by summing up all the contribution, it will be a big step to save the mother nature.

    Be the light, don’t wait for the light. ~ Tsem Rinpoche

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  15. nicholas on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Indeed all the pictures are very beautiful and give a peace and calm feeling. It’s very nice to be able to do retreat in such nature environment. Personally I love mountain and forest and it always give a great free mind feeling. With such surrounding what important is to provide us the conducive environment for our mind to be able to focus in our meditation in order to achieve the desirable result.

    That’s also why Rinpoche build Kechara Forest Retreat to provide a conducive environment not just for us to do meditation but also an institution of Buddhist philosophy and healing place to develop our mind.

  16. Pastor Henry Ooi on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    The amazing landscape is just awesome! It would be fortunate to live in such a natural, clean environment.

    Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), is one of the many departments and divisions conceptualised and founded by Rinpoche. Here in KFR, Rinpoche wishes to build a physical place of higher learning based on the principles of Buddhism. KFR is ideal for personal and group meditation, spiritual retreat, relaxing retreat from city life for the whole family, or simply just a weekend getaway from work.

  17. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for these magnificent pictures. Mountains and nature are a peaceful environment and conducive for our mind to be calm and focus on what is important.

    We often think that taking a holiday break or traveling is beneficial, but in the end it has no lasting result. Yet, in a retreat we improve our mind, clear obstacles and collect merits for our spiritual path. This is long term benefit and really helpful.

    These pictures can help us relax our mind while we get ready for a retreat.

  18. Khoo Hou Haw on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such breathtaking pictures of nature. We are living in a world where everything around us are moving none stop. Cars, people, telecommunications and etc. We hardly have a second of peace in our mind. Looking at these mountain gave me a sense of calmness. I believe when we are actually in the nature as these pictures, we can really calm ourselve down and find the true inner peace. This is why Rinpoche is building Kechara Forest Retreat and also the Inner Peace Program initiated by JP Thong and Li Kheng comes about.

    Thank you

  19. pammie yap on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Yes, how fortunate are we to have KFR!
    Looking at the photos make me feel so at home and at ease. Its the same feeling that I have when I come into KFR and actually feel the calmness and peace. Ever since living in KFR, going back into the city is such a horror! Everyone rushing to do something and everything is just in a rush.
    Being in KFR and to be able to engage in retreats and doing Dharma is what I would really look forward to, now and in future.
    The photo I like the most is the one with a village surrounding the hills and mountains, just like KFR! And the other ones are the one with a temple on the hill and retreat hut like surrounded by snow.

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  20. Pastor Ong Moh Mei on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Even if it wasn’t for retreats and practices, spending time in nature and in solitary is healing and refreshing. It allows us to experience existence without external distractions and hence this may lead to new discovery about oneself, the people around us, the world we live in be in and our interdependencies.

    There are already more and more people seeking and building communities in natural environments around the world.

  21. Julia Tan on Jul 21, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this special post. I enjoyed very much the beautiful mountain pictures. Going into the mountain for retreat does help us disconnect with our daily busy, exhausted and tiring life and stay connect with our practice and yidam. That’s how it is like to be in Kechara Forest Retreat where there’s no distractions from the city, the moment we wakw up in the morning we see flower and trees, we smell the fragrance of nature. This make our mind calm and peaceful.

    “In between meditation sessions, it is important to see clean clear environments and breathe fresh air. Natural environments such among nature very much helps in spiritual development.” Kechara Forest Retreat is built to create the environment where we can touch the nature, we can feel the nature, we can breath the nature and we can meditate in the nature.

  22. Li Kheng on Jul 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for these breathaking images. Nature is spectacular and perfect. The ecosystem is whole and sustainable. It is our privilege and honor as well as nature to be connected to Mother Nature. In the hustle and bustle of modern living we forgot that and disconnected. Although Kechara Forest Retreat is very comfortable and safe, It is a perfect piece of nature for city folks like us to reconnect to our source of life spring. It is a great space to hear our Inner voice and uplift our spirit.

    May more people get to know kechara forest retreat and engage in spiritual practices that brings them to greater heights of consciousness

  23. Cynthia Lee on Jul 20, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    No spectacular architecture nor the art museums can override my wish to see the natural beauty of landscapes. They are just wondrous and have so much more to offer from Rinpoche’s teachings.

    I understand that we do many group retreats in KFR as advised by Rinpoche because Rinpoche is easy on us. Hehe. Support and help in disciplining are one of the benefits of group retreats.

    However, ultimately, solitary retreats are the best ways to face our own demons. I hope I am able to accomplish a solitary retreat one day.

  24. Jacinta Goh on Jul 19, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Since young, I love to prayer. However, I’ve never thought that praying in solitude will bring much benefits to oneself and others. Gaining attainments is not a success in itself but how we are going to use it to further our path to Enlightenment and how we use it to benefit oneself and others. I love scenery view and has always prefer greenery than city view (although sometimes it amazes me in certain ways too). Thanks Rinpoche for these picturesque mountain views. By seeing it, I can already imagine how peaceful one can be. Not being distracted and just being ‘simple’.

  25. Jace Chong on Jul 18, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing about the mountains and many breathtaking photos of China. Now I understand why the mountain views are so important as they help when we are getting closer to our Yidam during retreats.

    I kind of getting this idea when I was doing short retreats in Kechara Forest Retreat. In between breaks we walk around KFR and seeing the beautiful views calm us a lot and we can be more focus during the retreat sessions.

    I always like mountains and lakes too. In some ways, I find being in those environment make me very comfortable (Beside at night will feel a little insecure if didn’t get a shelter in the nature before dark). Here I share some photos taken during my backpacking trip many years ago in beautiful places of New Zealand, some I stayed there for a few weeks.

    I am fortunate that now I understand the significances of the mountains that not only good for the eyes, but they help our spiritual journey too.

    Thanks Rinpoche!

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  26. Beatrix Ooi on Jul 18, 2016 at 8:58 am

    China is a beautiful country, they are one of the biggest countries in the world, it’s no doubt that sceneries like these exist. I have visited China once, but haven’t had the chance to visit the beautiful mountains and nature. I hope that one day I can make it to China again for a visit in the mountains and indulge in mother nature, just imagining myself abiding in one of the landscapes above, I’m trembling in excitement. China is truly beautiful.

  27. Lew on Jul 18, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such beautiful photos of mountains. I have once heard from Rinpoche that people who engage in retreat should have the openness of space. I feel that’s the reason why Rinpoche started Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), a place which is conducive for people to engage in long term retreats. I pray that I can contribute my IT skills to Rinpoche and Kechara, and when I am too old to work, I can have the merits to engage in long retreats.

    After working in KFR for awhile now with the open space, I feel a bit claustrophobia when I got into my little room in my city office. LOL.

  28. Jason on Jul 17, 2016 at 1:34 am

    These photos really caught my eyes at first glance.The scenery really breathtaking.I keep scrolling down to see more pictures. I love it so much. My dream place is like a manjushri on a pond in KFR which have a pond, fish and surrounding by trees.I feel very peaceful in my mind when I approach to the greenery scene. KFR is one of my favorite place to visit. I practiced my first Tsongkhapa Retreat there.I love the environment so much.It really can help me comtemplate and gain insight which we can’t do it in busy city life.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful pictures and messages to inspire many to comtemplate meaningful of life.

    With folded hands,
    Jason

  29. yin ping on Jul 16, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Very beautiful scenery, i particulary like the picture with a small village surrounded by greenish mountains. This is the kind of place where i always wanted to be.

    We are indeed very lucky not only to have dharma from our precious guru, we also have Kechara Forest Retreat where we can engage our retreats in nature. Thank you Rinpoche and all the people who is working tirelessly to make this happen.

  30. Fong on Jul 16, 2016 at 4:39 am

    The scenery in the photos are beautiful, serene and surreal. There seems to a place for almost every inclinations from my favorite of Tianmen within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China to the beautiful lakes.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for reminding us every now and then to reconnect with nature and retreats, serious retreats which I think not many can undertake. But, we can all aspire to it.

    With folded hands,
    Fong

  31. Sharon Ong on Jul 16, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Such a feast for the eyes and balm for the soul. There is something very beautiful and calming about mountains that make me sigh with appreciation whenever I see them. This is why I actually enjoy the drive to KFR as we can actually see the green hilly slopes filled with lovely tall rainforest trees.

    Thank you for this post, Rinpoche. Here are some of my fav mountain photos that I would like to share with Rinpoche. Hope that Rinpoche enjoy them. 🙂

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  32. Stella Cheang on Jul 14, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the solemn message that accompanies the serene mountain pictures. I cannot agree more when I read that “So many times in life we want to do something good for ourselves by travelling, eating, getting lots of money, joining parties, dressing up, socializing, vacationing, finding partners, finding name and in the end we end up more unhappy and more bitter than we can imagine. We end up a race against time we have little left of. This is not because we are bad, but because we approached finding happiness in all the wrong places without knowing it.” So much time we have wasted in the wrong place and wrong thing, with the wrong people. If only we have found Dharma wisdom and applied it earlier, then perhaps we will be happier now. There is nothing we can do about the lost time, but we can try to catch up by working harder and more diligently in learning Dharma and applying it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  33. Datuk May on Jul 14, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    China is a huge huge country and the landscapes are very varied and beautiful. From deserts, to grassland, to huge long rivers, to tranquil lakes, to tropical and snow capped mountains.

    Whenever I see such beautiful sceneries either in photography or physically, I say a prayer that no man will destroy such natural beauty. Also let there be no easy way to these landscape for if it happens, the beauty will be spoilt by tourists and facilities that will have to be, to provide for them.

    I can imagine having retreats in such wondrous and serene surroundings, peace and tranquility will be there for concentration on our prayers and aspirations.

    Thank you Rinpoche for these breathtaking photos.

  34. samfoonheei on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing…..amazing and very beautiful those mountains and lakes shown above.I do enjoy looking at beautiful mountains and lakes any where i visited.Its so peaceful and quiet i could imagine if one are up in the mountains doing retreat will be just wonderful .Well that is why KFR is where today …far away from the city…..a place call home to many.We are all blessed to have a beautiful place to engage in the practices and retreats.

    With folded hands.

  35. Sofi on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such beautiful pictures of mountains, lakes, trees and rivers of China. I have always loved visiting China as they are so vast that each place has their own unique scenery. All these pictures just make me wish that I could one day soon have the merits to begin my retreat as Rinpoche described. How wonderful it would be to be in nature enjoying the solitude of communion with the Buddhas, especially when the one within shines forth.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your invitation and I do hope that soon I will remember my “memories” and understand my yearnings for my “home”.

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  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 09:54 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful story. I believe miracles happened because we believe in Buddha and Protector. We may not be able to see or understand how it happens but I believe with the blessing of Buddha, it will happen. Importantly we have the right motivation and towards the benefit of others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/the-mala.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 05:39 PM
    Rejoice Mitra in his endeavours to use his own language to give dharma teachings and introduce Dorje Shugden to his Nepali friends, helped to install a Dorje Shugden statue in their work hall. This is wonderful and may his good aspirations come true i.e. to spread the dharma with his own language by doing more and serving the Nepali communities.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and I shall be more compassion to everyone and keep this in mind:
    We need to take the time to teach everyone dharma, prayers and give them hope at their level.
    No one who wishes to learn dharma should be left out.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 04:10 PM
    Since young i loved reading ghost stories ,I am scared but not now as i grow older.As i believe we do not disturb them, they will too not disturb us.They do exist after all ….trust and have faith in whatever religion we practice for sure and we will not be connected to them and have protection by our powerful protector.We do love the things that scare us ,maybe out of curiosity wanted to know more. Thats it nothing more.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and Shakila for explanation in details , different unseen beings or ghost.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/boo-why-do-we-love-the-things-that-scare-us.html#comment-736967
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 03:34 PM
    Looking at those few photos i could imagine ,those chickens had suffered
    so much pain,is the consumption of battery farmed eggs. Its good to be on vegetarian so as to less killing of live stocks and eggs onto our plates The egg industry hides its practices, no one knows about the cruelty till they saw it with own eyes and that many people might think twice of eating farmed eggs.The hens were crammed in small dirty cages… so sick and exhausted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-chicken-and-egg-situation.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Mar 1. 2017 02:50 PM
    Rejoice to see Nepalese learning up the prayers of Dorje Shugden who can help them remove obstacles that are hindering their spiritual progress. Thank you, Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and to Mitra for the hard work in bringing Dorje Shugden and Dharma to many people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 12:49 PM
    Thank you for this wonderful write up about communal living with the Dharma family members. It makes complete sense to get to know the people whom we work closely with both during and after working hours. It is essential to understand their thinking process and mannerism to cut down any unnecessary misunderstanding; and better still, capitalize on each others’ strength for better results. It also makes “work” less stressful. This is totally THE thing for the people who has no huge family commitments. This article also gives me a glimpse into Rinpoche’s vision of creating a community living. Fast forward 7 years, Rinpoche’s vision is manifesting as Kechara Forest Retreat! Rejoice!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/dharma-houses.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 12:37 PM
    Thank you for the wonderful compilation of Rinpoche’s teachings and sharings that owned the year 2013! Each post, tweet and youtube is very valuable because of the profound Dharma from Rinpoche that not only serves as our daily guidance but also topics for us to contemplate and meditate on. I will bookmark this page so that I can refer to these teachings again and again.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/2013-in-review-the-very-best-of-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Joy
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 11:36 AM
    ***Tashi Lhunpo Monastery***

    Located in Shigatse, the 2nd largest city of Tibet, Tashi Lunpo is a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist Gelugpa lineage monastery that continues to practice Dorje Shugden without discrimination!
    Founded by the 1st Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gendun Drup in 1447. It is one of the six big monasteries of the Gelugpa lineage, it covers almost 300,000 square meters (3,229,279 sq. ft.). Since the 4th Panchen Lama took over as the head of the monastery, Tashi Lhunpo has been the seat of all Panchen Lamas up until this day… http://www.dorjeshugden.org/temples/tashi-lhunpo-monastery
  • Joy
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 11:35 AM
    This is really SHOCKING! You must READ!

    How Tibetan leadership treats a sponsor (jindak)

    As a kid, all of us (both Rinpoche and my family) had very little personal funds. We didn’t even have enough to have a Dharma centre, so Rinpoche would give Dharma teachings in various people’s houses. A portion of the funds raised would always be redirected to the monasteries for whatever requests they had made. Today, none of us are allowed to go to the monasteries we have raised so much sponsorship for… http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
  • Ben
    Tuesday, Feb 28. 2017 11:15 AM
    For Pastor Shin – Thanks!
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  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 09:29 PM
    Rejoice for the Kechara team members for being able to receive the gift from Rinpoche. It is also how much Guru love and care for his students well being. We can repay Guru’s kindness by doing more dharma work and transform ourselves to be better so we can benefit others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/chinese-new-year-shopping.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 06:05 PM
    So much pain and torturing inflicted on the poor animals to satisfy our demand for eggs. I hope this article creates the awareness for all of us to rethink our diet and find alternatives to replace eggs. Getting free range eggs or “kampung” eggs is a slightly better idea as long as we are assured that the farm that produces these eggs provide the free range / “kampung” condition for the chicken. The best idea is to omit egg from our diet completely. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-chicken-and-egg-situation.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 05:06 PM
    The importance of Fasting Buddha is to remind us that there will be much difficulties in the process to enlightenment and we must overcome them before we can finally achieve success. Fortitude and diligence are the accessories to overcoming the difficulties. It took Buddha six years of hardship and extreme fasting to gain realization on the “Middle Way”, what more for clowns like us? Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fasting-buddha.html
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:15 AM
    ***The Blessings of the Guru***

    Guru devotion and clean samaya with one’s Guru are commonly recognised and emphasised as the foundation of Dharma study and practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. From the legendary Padmasambhava of the Nyingma lineage to the revered mahasiddhas Milarepa and Naropa of the Kagyu tradition, to the great Pabongka Rinpoche of the Gelugpa lineage of practitioners; Guru devotion is undisputedly the common and fundamental element for any Dharma realisation, attainment and ultimately Enlightenment… more>> http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-blessings-of-the-guru
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:14 AM
    For all who wants some sacred images in their environment, you can download & print these high-res images of enlightened beings ABSOLUTELY FREE here
    >>Buddha Images (Free Download)<< http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
    H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has selected & kindly made these beautiful high quality sacred images available for all to have. Enjoy, be blessed & share this with others.

    Do let Rinpoche know at the comments section which images you downloaded as Rinpoche would feel very happy knowing it has benefited you 😀

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
4 days ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
4 days ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
3 weeks ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
3 weeks ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
1 month ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
1 month ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
1 month ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
2 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
2 months ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
2 months ago
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
2 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
3 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
3 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
3 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
3 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
3 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
4 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
5 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
5 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
5 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
6 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
6 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu darling is a very good boy.
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    You will Never be Ready
    Dear friends, watch this video and ready, if we keep waiting till we are ready, that day will never come. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Stop asking for Easy
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    Must Watch this Video!
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    Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on Samaya
    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
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    This was on FB and I came across it. His Holiness said in Tibetan institutions there is a lot of propitiating protector/oracles and this is not what Buddhism is about. So they are putting Nechung/Tema oracles within the video to say what is he talking about when he does it himself. This is confusing is the message to his people. TR
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    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recites offering stanza to Dorje Shugden Septemeber 2016

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Kechara Puja Team led by Pastor Yek Yee conducted 2 sessions of bereavement puja prayers in Singapore today. bit.ly/1EO89vk
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It is important to cultivate compassion and kindness in the youth, hence KSDS students were watching a video on Tsem Rinpoche's act of compassion and see for themselves what is real compassion. Stella, KSDS
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KSDS teachers and students paid attention in class, the class was conducted in the Ghompa. Stella, KSDS
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Homework by KSDS students submitted to teachers... nice work! Stella, KSDS
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Lovely art work done by KSDS young student today. Stella, KSDS
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Today in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you Wah Ying!
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Teacher Yeo guided the KSDS youngest kid to blow mantra on the birds. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KFR Team and guests completed a Lama Tsongkhapa Retreat (picture by Pamela Yap)
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Pastor Han Nee led the prayers so that KSDS students can follow the prayers slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS young kids joined to animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KSDS young kids joined to animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun & Teacher Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun & Teacher Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun and Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun and Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
Children helping in the technical room during the 2016 Graduation Day. Lin Mun KSDS.
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Children helping in the technical room during the 2016 Graduation Day. Lin Mun KSDS.
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Volunteers & teachers doing make up for children in preparation for the Graduation Day performance. Lin Mun KSDS
Team decorating the stage in conjunction with the 2016 Lantern Festival. Lin Mun KSDS
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Team decorating the stage in conjunction with the 2016 Lantern Festival. Lin Mun KSDS
Great performance by the Peekaboo Creative academy during 2016 Lantern festival. Lin Mun KSDS
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Great performance by the Peekaboo Creative academy during 2016 Lantern festival. Lin Mun KSDS
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