Why is knowing Impermanence important??

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Thich Nhat Hanh is an expatriate Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk. A teacher, author, and peace activist, Nhat Hanh was born in central Vietnam on October 11, 1926. He joined a Zen monastery at the age of 16, studied Buddhism as a novice, and was fully ordained as a monk in 1949. The title Thích is used by all Vietnamese monks and nuns, meaning that they are part of the Shakya (Shakyamuni Buddha) clan. He coined the term Engaged Buddhism in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire. This is what he says about the “impermanence” and mindfullness. Enjoy reading and know about impermanence.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

LONG LIVE IMPERMANENCE!!!

The Buddha taught that everything is impermanent- flowers, tables, mountains, political regimes, bodies, feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness. We cannot find anything that is permanent. Flowers decompose, but knowing this does not prevent us from loving flowers. In fact, we are able to love them more because we know how to treasure them while they are still alive. If we learn to look at a flower in a way that impermanence is revealed to us, when it dies, we will not suffer. Impermanence is more than an idea. It is a practice to help us touch reality.

When we study impermanence, we have to ask, “Is there anything in this teaching that has to do with my daily life, my daily difficulties, my suffering?” If we see impermanence as merely a philosophy, it is not the Buddha’s teaching. Every time we look or listen, the object of our perception can reveal to us the nature of impermanence. We have to nourish our insight into impermanence all day long.

When we look deeply into impermanence, we see that things change because causes and conditions change. When we look deeply into non-self, we see that the existence of every single thing is possible only because of the existence of everything else. We see everything else is the cause and condition for its existence. We see that everything else is in it.

From the point of view of time, we say “impermanence”, and from the point of view of space, we say “non-self”. Things cannot remain themselves for two consecutive moments, therefore, there is nothing that can be called a permanent “self”. Before you entered this room, you were different physically and mentally. Looking deeply at impermanence, you see non-self. Looking deeply at non-self, you see impermanence. We can say, “I can accept impermanence, but nonself is too difficult”. They are the same.

Understanding impermanence can give us confidence, peace, and joy. Impermanence does not necessarily lead us to suffering. Without impermanence, life could not be. Without impermanence, your daughter could not grow into a beautiful young lady. Without impermanence, oppressive political regimes would never change. We think impermanence makes us suffer. The Buddha gave the example of a dog that was hit by a stone and got angry at the stone. It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.

We need to learn to appreciate the value of impermanence. If we are in good health and are aware of impermanence, we will take good care of ourselves. When we know that the person we love is impermanent, we will cherish our beloved all the more. Impermanence teaches us to respect and value every moment and all the precious things around us and inside of us. When we practice mindfulness of impermanence, we become fresher and more loving.

Looking deeply can become a way of life. We can practice conscious breathing to help us be in touch with things and to look deeply at their impermanent nature. This practice will keep us from complaining that everything is impermanent and therefore not worth living for. Impermanence is what makes transformation possible. We should learn to say, “Long live impermanence”. Thanks to impermanence, we can change sufferings into joy.

If we practice the art of mindful living, when things change, we won’t have any regrets. We can smile, because we have done our best to enjoy every moment of our life and to make others happy. When you get into an argument with someone you love, please close your eyes and visualize yourselves three hundred years from now. When you open your eyes, you will only want to take each other in your arms and acknowledge how precious each of you is. The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.

We have to nourish our insight into impermanence every day. If we do, we will live more deeply, suffer less, and enjoy life more. Living deeply, we will touch the foundation of reality, nirvana, the world of no-birth and no-death. Touching impermanence deeply, we touch the world beyond permanence and impermanence. We touch the ground of being and see that which we have called being and non-being are just notions. Nothing is ever lost. Nothing is ever gained.

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  1. Sharon Ong on Jul 19, 2016 at 12:40 am

    I respect Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh very much as this gentle, unassuming monk is able to give profound teachings in a simple and easy to understand manner, very much like my own Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

    This teaching on impermanence is a beautiful read as I happened to stumble upon it on a day like today where the teachings are even more meaningful. While many know and can understand what impermanence is on an intellectual level but to fully appreciate impermanence, we need to translate it into actions and deeds that are beneficial and bring happiness to others.

    Thank you with folded hands.

  2. Wah Ying on Jul 17, 2016 at 12:43 am

    We might think impermanence is “bad guy” that makes us lost our loved ones, our youth, our time, our health and everything…Therefore many won’t like the idea of talking about impermanence, hope everything is this world is permanent and remain as they are, not changing at all. If that’s the case, everything bad will remain bad – bad weather, bad financial situation, bad government, and any bad circumstances happen now in our life. Even flower or vegetables in our garden will not grow, if everything is going to remain forever the same as yesterday and before yesterday.

    Realising nothing is going to remain forever the status/stages they are, we learn to treasure the good people, good life, good health we are having now. That’s a better way of enjoying and appreciating life.

    As Thich Nhat Hanh said, impermanence makes everything possible, changes suffer to joy. Thus we thank to it, and we should learn to accept it, and “appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness”.

  3. Alice Tay on Oct 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    小的时候,时常听到长辈提到什么无常的。

    就好像一朵花会开,会无常的花谢(或是死了),就没有痛苦了。

    原来当时的我已经误解了无常的意思。其实,佛法是让我了解到我们必需面对真像,面对现实。我们要明白让我们痛苦的是我们自己认为每件都是永恒的 (What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not)。其实它不是,刚好相反。

    感恩Rinpoche 的分享,让我更明白无常的真正的存在。

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Brilliant article that talks about self and links it with impermanence thank you RInpoche for sharing this with us. Thich Nhat Hanh really can deliver the dharma really well. Mark of a realised master.

  5. grace (KSJC) on Aug 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I love the statement mention by Thich Nhat Hanh “impermanence teaches us to respect and value every moment and all the precious things around us and inside of us. When we practice mindfulness of impermanence, we become fresher and more loving” . It explained the concept of impermanence in simple but easy understand way..method have to teach us, we have to practice in our daily life to make it meaningful to us and our friend around us.

  6. JP on Jul 7, 2012 at 4:41 am

    “Impermanence is more than an idea. It is a practice to help us touch reality.”

    I like this statement very much. Although I may understand impermanence as I read the article, I noticed that I am not mindful of it every second of the moment. As a result, I get carried away by reacting negatively to certain people’s behaviour and situations. I am not conscious of reality.

    I realised that being mindful is very important because it makes me apply what I’ve learnt. In this case, if I am constantly mindful of impermanence, I would appreciate people around me more and have more patience. I would also be empowered to live my fullest potential and beyond.

  7. patsy on Oct 9, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Impermanence – nothing good or bad last forever.Every seconds the clock ticks away, my body and situations changed. Everything that happened became a dream……

    Understanding impermanence makes me not so attached to my anger, pain and sufferings as I know that it will not last forever. I appreciate life better and try to make every moment of my life more meaningful and beneficial instead of wasting away. Life is uncertain, death is so I try not to procrastinate what i want to achieve. What if I were to die tomorrow? Will I have any regrets? If the answer is yes, than I have not really understood impermanence.

    I like the advise from Ven Thich Nhat Hanh “When you get into an argument with someone you love, please close your eyes and visualize yourselves three hundred years from now. When you open your eyes, you will only want to take each other in your arms and acknowledge how precious each of you is. The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.”
    By then I will be gone. I cannot take back what I have done in the past but I will take this advice to heart and put into practice now before it is too late.

  8. William on Oct 8, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I read this article again and it hit me that Impermanence is really happening in our daily lives and that I change every second of the day. My mind condition, my body and all things around me which make it never the same all the time. This is a great cos i have the opportunity to change the sufferings into joys, as stated by Ven. Thich.
    Nowadays I am not so affected when things change or does not go according to plan. Of course i still get agitated but i am able to catch myself from this feeling and be more mindful of my feelings and actions. Just gotta practice it. Thank you Rinpoche for this article teaching.

  9. Doreen Teoh on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Knowing that impermanence exist, I realise that I will not be in any form forever, as if there is impermanence, I will stay this form forever. As such, I have no form, if there is I will not grow old, I will stay the same when I was born. If there is permanence, I will not grow old….And our awakened mind is permanence. [reply]

  10. Cynthia Ng on Oct 4, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    “When you get into an argument with someone you love, please close your eyes and visualize yourselves three hundred years from now. When you open your eyes, you will only want to take each other in your arms and acknowledge how precious each of you is. The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.”

    Yes, this remind me very deep of IMPERMANENCE! We have to change our negative mind to positive mind just think of IMPERMANENCE. So that we don’t waste our time and affort in argument but think deeply how can we change and make people more happy.

    I will practice “IMPERMANENCE” daily to be vigilant myself to be a better person.

  11. Melvin on Oct 3, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Over the past few months, I have been getting into arguments over silly things with a loved one, not realizing how each argument was making the relationship deteriorate. It was primarily me getting mad at certain things because I wanted a sense of security and permanency in the relationship. Not realizing impermanence, I have acted pretty badly.

    It really hit home when Ven Thich Nhat Hanh said, “When you get into an argument with someone you love, please close your eyes and visualize yourselves three hundred years from now. When you open your eyes, you will only want to take each other in your arms and acknowledge how precious each of you is. The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.”

    300 years later… 100 years later… even 10 years later, or 10 months later, we may be gone. When I read this, I realized how ignorant I have been. I can’t take back what I have done in the past, but to close my eyes and think about the day it will end… I must be a kind person today, here and now. There is no other time, before its to late.

  12. Ethan Chu on Oct 3, 2011 at 5:26 am

    What a clear and wonderful teaching on impermanence. I used to think that “Yes, everything is going to fade away someday, so I should go experience life to the fullest.” But in a wrong way, then I begin to have more holidays, more food, more material gains because they are “impermanence” and fades away. It begins to have a lot of “me” time… Not knowing the true meaning of impermanence, more attachments are actually created.

    Now, I love contemplating on impermanence these days, not only it helps to reduce anger and attachment, I am given a second shot in life to do something beneficial for others. Very simple, because life is precious and since we can not even hang on to “anything” in life… So why not do something meaningful in our lives? Because if there is a mind, there must be a cause of how the mind exist, then there must be reincarnation, if there is reincarnation; there must be animals, spirits, humans, gods and Buddha.

    So whatever we are doing now, determines what happen next. We can choose.

  13. Adeline Woon on Oct 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Without impermanence, there is no hope for life. Impermanence helps me to see and improve my good qualities and gave me strength to reduce and eventually eliminate my negativity.

    I contemplate impermanence before I go to bed every night, after I reflected on what I’ve done in a day. This contemplation of impermanence reminds my that this “I” is subject to change and it is in existent because of the coming together of different “atoms”. I tried to integrate impermanence with emptiness, contemplate that a person or things merely exist due to the joining of various conditions. Because conditions are subject to change, therefore a person or things are impermanence. But, if it is impermanence, how come I still feel that this “I” is solid? I think the problem is due to the mind grasping onto this body. Because the mind is unaware of the emptiness aspects of this body, therefore it holds onto the body as if it is undestroyable. Through “scanning” my body from top to toe with an alert mind, sometimes I feel the energy flow of the body and no body, so to speak. This, I guess is the mere touch of the emptiness side of the body. Throughout this contemplation, I constantly remind myself on impermanence of the body, speech and mind. With this in mind, I contemplate death, if I haven’t fallen asleep by then, LOL.

    Inspired by Tsem Rinpoche on his post “Dear Henry, Contemplate Daily” (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dear-henry-contemplate-daily.html), I tried to contemplate my death creatively, like my top bunk collapse onto me and smash me into pieces, hehe. This helps me to let go of the unpleasant experience I had in a day and rejoice in my good deeds, so that I can die without regret if my death comes when I sleep.

    When I wake up in the morning, I contemplate on impermanence that today is a new day, that any positive thing can be happening. What happened yesterday are in the past and I can make things better for today. I then remind myself the only reason I am breathing and alive is to do good to benefit others. This reminder is inspired by HH the 14th Dalai Lama from his book “Become Enlightened”. With this reminder “pop-out” first thing when I am awake, whatever I do in that day, I will do it happily (most of the time with an undisturbed mind), even if I got blamed for nothing, in a way, hehe.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post on impermanence. I met Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh in April this year and I have learned to be mindful of my actions and negative feelings, and to embrace my negativity like a mother comforting a crying child. Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh is a real practitioner. You can definitely feel his compassionate and peaceful energy in present!

  14. Lim Han Nee on Sep 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this teaching on the Mindfulness of Impermanence by Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh.

    I love the poetry in his teaching. His ‘engaged Buddhism’ comes to the forefront here too. He urges us to engage in total,by bringing our full awareness to each experience. From a lovely flower to one’s beloved,to an encounter with an angry being, if we bring the practice of mindfulness of impermanence to every fleeting moment of each day, then we will live the moment deeply and fully,experience less pain and suffering, enjoy life more and gain greater peace.

  15. Uncle Eddie on Sep 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Realising impermanence creates the reason for us to practise and to exert ourselves in order to free ourselves from further sufferings. Of the aspects of impermanence, subtle momentary changes of existence are very hard to ascertain. Awareness of death, the most important example of loose form of impermanence is of course very difficult to realise. As stated in the Dharma teachings of Lord Buddha, the four characteristics of impermanence in samara are:- (i) That which is collected seperates into its components. (ii) Birth inevitably leads to Death. (iii) High position later leads to a lower position, and (iv) meeting leads to parting. Only upon the attainment of Nirvana do all Karma an transience come to an end. Invariably for anyone, of all incentives for Dharma practice, the greatest is for the awareness of Death! All Buddha’s teachings are the methods to overcome delusions, the source of all fears. In this way,we can gain control and will have no cause to fear.

  16. ng on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    1) when i get stuck in a traffic jam, and i think “i’m gonna be stuck here forever !” . then i think of impermanence… nah. not going to happen.
    2) when I’m waiting ages for the food in the restaurant to arrive, and i think ” arggh ! the food will never get here ! ” then i think of impermanence .. the food will get here eventually.
    3) when I think of my loved one, and think “i will love them forever !” , then I think of impermanence , and feel sad. Eventually we would have to part. I wish I had buddha’s powers .. then i can make that happen.

  17. henry ooi on Sep 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    “When you get into an argument with someone you love, please close your eyes and visualize yourselves three hundred years from now. When you open your eyes, you will only want to take each other in your arms and acknowledge how precious each of you is. The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.”

    The above para is a stark reminder for me when I encounter a similar situation in future.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for teaching Impermanence and for posting this article as a reminder.

  18. waimeng on Sep 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Thich Nhat Hant looks like Lama Tsongkhapa in a way 🙂
    Without impermanence everything is monotonous unchanging, I think we all be bored. Imagine staying as a child of 2 forever, small and need others to help you. Through impermanence we can evolve to a better less selfish person, else if we are selfish we can never change that and who like to be remembered for being selfish throughout our lives?

    Becoming a Buddha is also then a possibility.

  19. tenzin llhamo on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a wonderful topic.
    Impermanence exist everywhere from the flowers dying to our emotions. We get upset easily yet we know that the feelings will dissipate as fast as it came. I will remind myself to read and understand the teachings above again and again. We should always cherish everything and everyone around us because of impermanence. Bringing love, joy and cherishing everything/everyone else are definitely some of the ways to make it better.

  20. M on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Sorry, typo. I meant to write ” …if our mind is till seeing things as permanent…”. To add, having a strong grasp of the significance of Impermanence, helps to combat our own Expectations.

  21. M on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Every day like a lot of people, I recite the 8 Verses Of Mind Transformation. It is impossible to achieve any success in mind training and experience transformation if our mind is still seeing things as impermanent whether we recognize it or not. E.g. by habit, we like or dislike certain people or situations because of our subtle and yet fixed ideas and impression of that person/situation. Except in more extreme cases where how fixed my mind is on things became blatant, I often fail to catch it. This teaching has helped me to remember Impermanence and appreciate that without Impermanence, I can never transform my mind for the better.

    Recalling Impermanence also prepares me to part with everything that I like, need, enjoy, and depend on in my life. This includes this blog, the Guru’s teachings and even the Guru. So every second and every minute detail count.

  22. Dee Dee Quah on Sep 29, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Everyday I try to remind myself things, actions, circumstances are all impermanent. It has helped me let go of angry situations, frustrations. Reading this teaching, I am now reminded to appreciate more the benefits of impermanence eg. enjoy the flower before it is gone, look after ourselves as we will never be in this same healthy physical state tomorrow, use ‘now’ to do something worthwhile as tomorrow, I may not be in a physical position to help others. Thank you for this reminder Tsem Rinpoche.

  23. Han on Sep 29, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing

    The below texts strike in my mind about IMPERMANENCE the most!
    “Impermanence is more than an idea. It is a practice to help us touch reality.The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.”

    To me, IMPERMANENCE truly a practice, the practice that help me to let go of attachment,eg money,relationship,material things etc, once mindful that all these are impermanence,when things change not according to what I expect, I accept and do not feel regret and unhappy or emotion about , or grasping on for losing something.

    If I continue PRACTICE IMPERMANENCE,definitely I
    “will live more deeply, suffer less, and enjoy life more.”

  24. Nicholas on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    When I come across to this teaching, it always tells me that nothing will last forever.

    This changes happening now, every second, as I’m typing this reply…

    By saying I understand impermanence doesn’t mean I can accept but by facing it “now” with no complaint, take every single opportunity to care someone, love someone and appreciate someone…I think this show how far I believe in it.

    Knowing things change every moment is also good for us not to take things for granted and we always find ways to improve & move forward.
    By knowing impermanence we might always thought things change without our control but we can make/initiate the changes ourselves for better.
    If we are used to changes in positive way whether things changes in our live it just another unexpected moment to past but we make it meaningful for others and yourself.

  25. KS on Sep 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Next time for whatever reason i quarrel with my wife or my father, i will go to the toilet and wash my face, visualise the image of me making offerings to the person(touch wood though,but it will happen. Maybe it’s the way round wahahha..).

    Then i will go back to them and smile like an idiot from my heart. I’m so sure that they will cool down and communicate.. it’ll be a bonus that they smile back at me. 🙂

  26. ngeow chin on Sep 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Mindful of impermanence help to reduce my craving for things I like.
    When it comes to losing things, whether possessions, or face, it also
    cushions the ‘ suffering’ associated with feeling of loss.
    Daily I face disappointment of not getting what I want , losing them, and not able to control any situation fully. Reflecting deeper, there is practical wisdom written here. Problems arise when we lose this wisdom esp in relationships . When attachment sets in happiness is gone !
    From my experiences , I enjoy sunsets, rainbows, a performance etc. We can enjoy temporariness. We don’t want them to last. How exquisite ! Life will be really boring if things all remain static. There will be no creativity and creation. Because everything changes and life is so fleeting, it makes sense to not waste it in doing meaningless things.
    It is also a very good time manager – reminds me to put effort to practice now and with diligence . Even though there is tomorrow , next year , good conditions change anytime and death , impermanence of our life can come sooner than later.

  27. Lily on Sep 28, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for this sharing…

    Used to think since everything is impermanent so why bother… yup. Reading this gives me a new perspective and learning to appreciate the value of the theory of impermanence (easily twisted & misunderstood) better.

    I found this subtle profound para stood out for me as I come to terms with many disappointments in myself and others… “When we know that the person we love is impermanent, we will cherish our beloved all the more. Impermanence teaches us to respect and value every moment and all the precious things around us and inside of us. When we practice mindfulness of impermanence, we become fresher and more loving.” – this is something I often forget and causes a lot of pain, especially when someone you love goes away, dies, or is not the person you thought.

    I’m always so afraid of loving with all my heart because I was afraid of being disappointed… now I can look at the impermanence as a positive thing and not negative and so the fear to love should be transform to the fear not to ever love for that person, moment, could be gone in a blink. Many of us know this in theory but failed countless times to remember and act wisely.
    The next time I’m feeling “not in the mood” or about to get “angry”… shall close my eyes and visualize 100 years from now…

  28. Elsie Toy on Sep 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    I first came across Ven Thich Nhat Hanh when one of our Dharma sister pass a photocopy of his teaching for us to read. However, she was reprimanded by her younger brother for reading them. I felt very uncomfortable when I meet up with this family. I am so sorry that I brought this up although it is not connect to here. I am glad that our Dearest Rinpoche shared this with us today for if they have read Rinpoche’s blog I am sure my Dharma Sister will be comforted for reading Ven Thich Nhat Hanh though she was reprimanded. I hope they find peace. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with all of us.

  29. koh hee peng on Sep 28, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Impermanence does make me realise the priority of collec possible on daily basis as there is a possibility that I would hour, minute or second. In this present world of samsara, entertainment everywhere that canbe easily accessible at watching movies. By realising the nature of impermanenc shopping mall or in cinema after work if I manage to go b more time on making offerings to the 3 jewels and recitin buddhas and other prayers to fill up my merit piggy bank. only 3 places that I would go to after death –animal realm hell realm that sufferings are routine activities for one bo that through the understanding of impermanence, I’m ab frustration and feeling of despair whenever I’m stuck in b a period longer than a year, bad situation can be improve situation can become bad anytime.

  30. freon on Sep 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Have to really digest this topic properly, get it planted in mind in order to handle daily obstacles. To me, habitually i always hopes that people treat me “impermanently” , meaning appreciate me etc. But, i forget that i tends to treat people “permanently” thus i forget they are “impermanent.” Thus the term “WAIT” is a murderer for me, i know this “murderer” yet i still let its come on my way…

  31. Sharon Saw on Sep 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you for this reminder on impermanence. i like very much the reference “It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.” I think often we misunderstand impermanence and blame our unhappiness on impermanence when it is our refusal to accept that the nature of everything is impermanence which causes our unhappiness.

    What i like about this article in particular is how impermanence can actually be positive – because everything can change, so can negative situations turn positive. Just because a situation is not good at the moment – eg the political situation referred to above – does not mean that it will always be that way. Likewise, whatever suffering we endure will come to pass, as will every pleasure we are experiencing.

    I say that this article is a good reminder on impermanence because Rinpoche has already taught this to us.. Fortunately, we have constant reminders like this to shake us out of our habitual delusions.

  32. Su An on Sep 27, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Thank goodness for impermanence. Without it, life would be “boring”, we would stay mad at the annoying client “forever”, our children will “always” be peeing on the bed, the terrible zit on our nose would “never” disappear. Without impermanence, there would be no way out of samsara (?) This is very thought provoking, must share especially with friends who have everything and complain about everything! =p

  33. Lawrence on Sep 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    If we learn to say and to accept now “LONG LIVE IMPERMANENCE!”, finally we will be able to say, The IMPERMANENCE died, LONG LIVE Dharmakaya!

  34. Jace Chong on Sep 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this valuable teaching,

    I did have something pathetic thoughts in my mind before such as if everything is impermanence, then I rather don’t have it so I won’t feel bad when I lost it. Buddhism opens up another angle for me, since everything is impermanence, so we gotta do the best when we can, because when the conditions is not there anymore, we would waste the chance of what we can give.

    I used to live with a motto in Chinese “活在当下” (Live in the present), the definition for me that time was to dare me to do something exciting and new. Now I have a better definition for this motto which is giving the best at every moment, as the current condition is impermanence, you won’t know when you going to lose it but that is not the point, the point is how much you can give, now.

  35. tsemtulku on Sep 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Dear everyone,

    The most Ven Thich Nhat Hanh is already 85 but looks so radiant and serene. What a spectacular monk and inspiration to so many. May he live a thousand years more. I like this picture of Ven Thich Nhat Hanh as he is in traditional Vietnamese ceremonial robes with a brocade hat reminding us of Tsongkapa’s hat. Unique. The Vietnamese also employ brocades and special robes for high monks. So interesting.

    I came across some a wonderful teaching by Ven Thich Nhat Hanh on Impermanence(posted here) that I would like you to read and comment on my blog space below. I want to know how this talk can be applied to your life? How it would relieve you of some mental burdens maybe or avoid future mental traps….I look forward to see your comments on my blog as well as other people would find your thoughts helpful and interesting.

    Also:

    I found this incredible letter written by Dr Martin Luther King to the Nobel Peace Committee recommending Ven Thich Nhat Hanh as a recipient for Nobel. Wow. The letter is so well written in it’s simplicity, directness and honesty. Please read it and feel the good energy radiating from Dr King and Ven Thich. And did you know they were friends??? I didn’t. They were good friends.

    Please read: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-martin-luther-king-nominate-thich-nhat-hanh-for-nobel-peace-prize.html

    Please read and be inspired. Tsem Rinpoche

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Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you.

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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,
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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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
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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.
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Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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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.
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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 and Oser eating together.
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    You will Never be Ready
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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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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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KSDS teachers and students paid attention in class, the class was conducted in the Ghompa. 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
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KSDS young kids joined to animal liberation in Kechara House. 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
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Great performance by the Peekaboo Creative academy during 2016 Lantern festival. Lin Mun KSDS
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