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Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Them

Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Them

May 28, 2016 | Views: 85

Dear friends, I have always been an animal lover and it was a great pleasure being able to do research on them and further learn about these wonderful creatures....

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New Zealand Officially Recognizes All Animals as Sentient Beings

New Zealand Officially Recognizes All Animals as Sentient Beings

May 27, 2016 | Views: 107

2500 years ago, the Buddha revealed to us the six types of sentient beings present in samsara. They are graded in accordance with their quality of life in relations to...

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How to Prevent Mice and Rats in Your House

How to Prevent Mice and Rats in Your House

May 25, 2016 | Views: 177

Mice and rats are not very popular animals and most people would not want to have them around. Although they are known to be highly intelligent and able to...

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Young, Single and What About It?

Young, Single and What About It?

May 25, 2016 | Views: 143

Dear friends around the world, In Asian cultures, especially Chinese culture, getting married is considered a very essential part of life. Therefore marriage is very much encouraged. Nine out...

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Tajikistan’s Battle Against Beards to ‘Fight Radicalisation’

Tajikistan’s Battle Against Beards to ‘Fight Radicalisation’

May 25, 2016 | Views: 41

Dear friends, Violation of religious freedom and human rights is a growing issue because as our society is moving forward and becoming more advanced, we naturally ask more questions....

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Heart to Heart with Teresa Hsu Book Review

Heart to Heart with Teresa Hsu Book Review

May 25, 2016 | Views: 33

This book contains the biography of a Fantastic heroin called “Teresa Hsu”. I am moved by her life simply because it amazes and touches me so much and it...

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Neerja Bhanot – A Selfless Heroine

Neerja Bhanot – A Selfless Heroine

May 15, 2016 | Views: 356

Senior flight attendant Neerja was among the 380 passengers and crew aboard. 360 of them lived to tell the world of her calm courage and supreme sacrifice. The terrorists...

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Psychological Tricks: How To Make People Like You Immediately

Psychological Tricks: How To Make People Like You Immediately

May 12, 2016 | Views: 297

  Are you the type of person who can develop friendships with others easily because you are likeable or are you the type who needs more time and effort...

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Zu Lai Temple: The Largest Buddhist Temple in South America

Zu Lai Temple: The Largest Buddhist Temple in South America

May 11, 2016 | Views: 145

Dear friends,  Another inspirational and beautiful study temple and now in South America. It is incredible when students and sponsors meet, decide to do something good and go ahead...

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Pope John Paul ‘Stabbed by Priest’

Pope John Paul ‘Stabbed by Priest’

May 10, 2016 | Views: 68

Dear friends around the world, I have recently come across this on the internet and thought that this may interest some of you. I was quite shocked by the...

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Britain Should Stop Trying to Pretend That Its Empire Was Benevolent

Britain Should Stop Trying to Pretend That Its Empire Was Benevolent

May 10, 2016 | Views: 59

Dear friends, I came across this article which I found would be educational. Tsem Rinpoche     Britain Should Stop Trying to Pretend That its Empire Was Benevolent Alan...

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Prince Edward Island (P.E.I) Buddhist monks welcome outside world this weekend

Prince Edward Island (P.E.I) Buddhist monks welcome outside world this weekend

May 9, 2016 | Views: 273

Dear friends around the world, I am most happy to see this beautiful new Buddhist Retreat centre opening in Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is incredibly important to incorporate some...

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Katy Perry A Buddhist?

Katy Perry A Buddhist?

May 9, 2016 | Views: 334

Buddhism is said to be one of the fastest growing religion in the West. Although Buddhism was first brought into the West 150 years ago when the Chinese migrated...

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The Buddhist Divide – An Unholy Campaign against Religious Freedom

The Buddhist Divide – An Unholy Campaign against Religious Freedom

May 9, 2016 | Views: 416

It all started in 1976, when His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama made a public statement that the practice of Dorje Shugden is malevolent and that it should be...

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Archaeologists Unearth Tomb Of Genghis Khan

Archaeologists Unearth Tomb Of Genghis Khan

May 1, 2016 | Views: 16

Dear friends, I have always been very interested in historical subjects, and Genghis Khan was one of the icons whom I have always had deep interest in. He was...

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7 Signs Your Dog Is In Pain And Trying To Hide It

7 Signs Your Dog Is In Pain And Trying To Hide It

Apr 24, 2016 | Views: 517

Dear friends around the world, It is very important to take good care of our pets because keeping a pet is equivalent to taking care of a child. Once...

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Is This True Religious Freedom?

Is This True Religious Freedom?

Apr 21, 2016 | Views: 233

Since 1996, there has been an illegal ban placed on the practice of Dorje Shugden. Ever since then, there have been many who suffered because of this religious embargo....

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James Jameson – Disturbing

James Jameson – Disturbing

Apr 10, 2016 | Views: 89

This is quite disturbing. Be warned as it can be shocking and not recommended for everyone. Admin     James Jameson Bought a Slave to Watch Her Be Eaten...

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Vladimir Putin ‘Sights a Yeti Family’

Vladimir Putin ‘Sights a Yeti Family’

Apr 4, 2016 | Views: 1,939

Dear Bigfoot enthusiasts around the world, This article was published by Siberian Times at the end of March 2016 and it caught my attention. Bigfoot is the name given...

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Tibetan refugee youth speaking up

Tibetan refugee youth speaking up

Mar 29, 2016 | Views: 669

China official says Dalai Lama ‘making a fool’ of Buddhism Mon, Mar 28 13:13 PM BST BEIJING/DHARAMSALA, India (Reuters) – Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is “making...

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The New York Times on Tibetan elections

The New York Times on Tibetan elections

Mar 24, 2016 | Views: 424

Mudslinging Trumps the ‘Middle Way’ in Tibetan Exiles’ Election By GEETA ANAND | MARCH 23, 2016 Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/24/world/asia/dalai-lama-tibet-dharamsala.html DHARAMSALA, India — It is often said that the lower the...

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Guess what they are selling in Nepal?

Guess what they are selling in Nepal?

Mar 22, 2016 | Views: 1,008

Dear friends around the world, Poverty and desperation does drive people to do things that can be harmful to themselves. When it’s further fueled by ignorance, it can be...

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Helpful Tidbits

Helpful Tidbits

Mar 4, 2016 | Views: 289

Dear friends around the world, I found all these tidbits of information which I thought might help you. I don’t guarantee they all work, but they do sound very...

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This Won’t End Well – U.S. Just Sent an Entire Carrier Strike Group to Confront China

This Won’t End Well – U.S. Just Sent an Entire Carrier Strike Group to Confront China

Mar 2, 2016 | Views: 133

On Thursday, the US Navy announced they dispatched a small armada to the South China Sea. Consisting of the John C. Stennis aircraft carrier, two cruisers, two destroyers, and...

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Vajrayana Meditation Techniques Can Enhance Brain Performance

Vajrayana Meditation Techniques Can Enhance Brain Performance

Mar 2, 2016 | Views: 1,875

Dear friends, I found this to be an interesting article. Many of Buddha’s teachings when examined carefully will be very logical. Using Vajrayana meditations will improve cognitive performance of...

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Buddhist meditation in schools

Buddhist meditation in schools

Feb 19, 2016 | Views: 91

I wanted to share with you these two short videos of meditation being implemented in Western schools. The first video takes place in Victoria which is in Australia, and...

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Buddhist monks far off in the Russian mountains

Buddhist monks far off in the Russian mountains

Feb 15, 2016 | Views: 712

Dear friends around the world, This is amazing. I came across this accidentally and am I glad I did. I have searched the webs for more information but this...

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Not his finest hour: The dark side of Winston Churchill

Not his finest hour: The dark side of Winston Churchill

Feb 15, 2016 | Views: 4,397

Dear friends, Now this is a book we must obtain and read. It will shed light on so much British imperialism that was the current European views of his...

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Copenhagen University shuts down Tibetan studies wing

Copenhagen University shuts down Tibetan studies wing

Feb 14, 2016 | Views: 4,240

Denmark has a long tradition of producing good scholarship on Tibetan studies. Today as the Confucious Institute, a vehicle of the Chinese government purporting to be academic centres on...

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When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren’t Called ‘Hitler’

When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren’t Called ‘Hitler’

Feb 14, 2016 | Views: 6,629

What some European countries did to other nations that they felt were beneath them or how they used and exploited them is in today’s terms unbelievable and a gross...

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Is Wealth Evil?

Is Wealth Evil?

Feb 10, 2016 | Views: 5,725

I was just reading an old copy of the Time magazine and came across this great write-up about children from rich families.

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What you must know about China

What you must know about China

Feb 10, 2016 | Views: 339

Dear friends around the world, I came across this by accident and decided to listen to Mr. Martin Jacques and I it opened my eyes to more understanding. Although...

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The Crown Prince of Johor Urges Muslims To Respect Other Beliefs

The Crown Prince of Johor Urges Muslims To Respect Other Beliefs

Feb 10, 2016 | Views: 527

I have lived in Malaysia for more than 20 years, and one thing that I have always admired about this country is the diversity, harmony and respect that most...

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WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Health Emergency

WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Health Emergency

Feb 2, 2016 | Views: 271

Dear friends around the world,  This article is reproduced here to give you knowledge and educate you on something very lethal and deadly. Please read carefully. I am very...

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Is this really happening to Dalai Lama

Is this really happening to Dalai Lama

Jan 27, 2016 | Views: 689

Dear friends, I came across this article and find it surprising. I wonder if it is true. What do you think? I certainly do not wish His Holiness the...

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Mastering Office Politics

Mastering Office Politics

Jan 27, 2016 | Views: 185

Somethings are unavoidable. No matter how much we bellyache we don’t like people politics whether it’s at home, with friends, organization or the office, as long as there are...

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5 Atrocities of the British Empire

5 Atrocities of the British Empire

Jan 20, 2016 | Views: 80

War, conflict, fighting… no matter who takes the lead, it will always be ugly. Today, Britain is one of the most active Human Rights advocates in the world, but...

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A More Buddhist Facebook?

A More Buddhist Facebook?

Jan 20, 2016 | Views: 155

Buddhism for businesses? If it benefits people, why not! I must say that this is really good news. Especially in this era where Facebook and other social media platforms...

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7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

Jan 20, 2016 | Views: 718

If you are considering taking on a vegetarian diet but are still uncertain about it, this might just be the right article for you. People always say that meat...

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The Building Wanderers of Amsterdam

The Building Wanderers of Amsterdam

Jan 6, 2016 | Views: 489

  Rejected asylum seekers who refuse to leave and cannot do so, even if they wanted to In North Amsterdam, just across the river from the central station, there...

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65 Heartwarming Photos

65 Heartwarming Photos

Jan 4, 2016 | Views: 632

The year 2015 have come to an end and we have ushered in a new year. During times like these, we often look back what has happened in the...

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Reuters Anti-Dorje Shugden Report Backfires

Reuters Anti-Dorje Shugden Report Backfires

Dec 28, 2015 | Views: 9,239

On 21 December 2015, Reuters published a special investigation of the Dorje Shugden issue titled “China co-opts a Buddhist sect in global effort to smear Dalai Lama”. It was...

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Stephon Marbury embraces China

Stephon Marbury embraces China

Dec 25, 2015 | Views: 217

Stephon Marbury: The NBA player who embraced China By Heather Chen BBC News It’s almost official: American basketball legend Stephon Marbury looks set to get a Chinese green card...

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Buddhism, the Second Largest Religion in the World?

Buddhism, the Second Largest Religion in the World?

Dec 21, 2015 | Views: 983

Reincarnation forms the basis of Buddhism. It is the pillar of belief which gives rise to the cause-and-effect way of living, or karma. Karma explains the differences and disparities,...

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Dr. Hewapathirane Says Mahayana Buddhism is Pre-Eminent

Dr. Hewapathirane Says Mahayana Buddhism is Pre-Eminent

Dec 21, 2015 | Views: 359

Recently, out of curiosity, I did an online search and found a very interesting article written by Dr. Daya Hewapathirane, a former adviser to the President of Sri Lanka....

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Buddha in Mars?

Buddha in Mars?

Dec 21, 2015 | Views: 1,217

A Buddha statue in Mars? Is this for real? Buddhists know that there are other worlds, lifeforms and sentient beings out there in the universe. Planet Earth is not...

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Do You Choose to Hate?

Do You Choose to Hate?

Dec 21, 2015 | Views: 374

Do you choose to hate? Do you allow yourself to be influenced to hate others? Or do you have a mind of your own to see the distinction between...

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What’s Your Retirement Plan?

What’s Your Retirement Plan?

Dec 20, 2015 | Views: 315

Apart from raising family, retirement is one of the most important things that most people plan for. However, can we really be sure that the retirement we plan for...

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Would You Live Here for 30 Years?

Would You Live Here for 30 Years?

Nov 25, 2015 | Views: 1,613

It’s amazing how many people in the world live in such conditions that many would deem intolerable. But due to circumstances they are in this situation. So many in...

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Russian leadership supports Buddhism

Russian leadership supports Buddhism

Nov 22, 2015 | Views: 900

Dear Friends, I want to summarize somewhat how I feel about this article by a comment left by Mr. Nicholas Yu. I find it apt: “Russia is the largest...

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India Downplays Dalai Lama Remarks On ‘Intolerance’

India Downplays Dalai Lama Remarks On ‘Intolerance’

Nov 22, 2015 | Views: 503

Dear friends, I was sent this article from a friend from the BBC News and it was surprising. In this article it seems that there are factions of the Indian government...

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Reaching Out in Bentong

Reaching Out in Bentong

Nov 12, 2015 | Views: 1,564

Dear all, Last night it rained heavily in Bentong and surrounding areas, causing a major landslide on Karak Highway and fallen trees at many spots and flood on the old...

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My mom’s lifestyle was destructive to me

My mom’s lifestyle was destructive to me

Nov 10, 2015 | Views: 561

  I grew up with two moms: here’s the uncomfortable truth that nobody wants to hear by Robert Oscar Lopez, Tue Aug 14, 2012 (thePublicDiscourse.com) – Between 1973 and...

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Koh-i-Noor: India sues the Queen for return of ‘stolen’ £100m diamond

Koh-i-Noor: India sues the Queen for return of ‘stolen’ £100m diamond

Nov 10, 2015 | Views: 232

Dear friends,  I find this ‘simple’ article has many ramifications. If India wins this case, it opens up an avalanche of many other items that the British has taken...

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Do you know someone like this?

Do you know someone like this?

Nov 9, 2015 | Views: 984

  Dear friends, This is a short yet powerful article. Do you know someone like this in your life? It is one thing to be kind, spiritual and forgiving...

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Kid Finds Chicken Organ in KFC Meal

Kid Finds Chicken Organ in KFC Meal

Nov 7, 2015 | Views: 347

Dear students and friends, In the process of desiring for more convenient food options in our fast-paced lives, our health has gradually been compromised… When was the last time...

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My social media image was a lie

My social media image was a lie

Nov 4, 2015 | Views: 2,325

Dear friends around the world, I came across this article on Facebook and found her video compelling. I have come across people who are very much in the same predicament....

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Losing a Handbag and Finding a Miracle

Losing a Handbag and Finding a Miracle

Nov 2, 2015 | Views: 712

  On 31st October 2015, I lost my handbag and valuables at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (“KLIA”). Then, a stranger called and told me that my handbag has been...

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An Easy Fix for Common Vertigo

An Easy Fix for Common Vertigo

Oct 30, 2015 | Views: 691

On a few occasions, I have experienced very bad vertigo and I personally know how unpleasant it is when an episode occurs. I recently came across this unique method...

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Mr. Lukar Jam

Mr. Lukar Jam

Oct 28, 2015 | Views: 811

Regarding Mr. Lukar Jam I am not very interested in politics especially Tibetan politics but this is connected to something spiritually important to millions and myself. Mr Lukar Jam...

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Good news!

Good news!

Oct 25, 2015 | Views: 384

Dear friends, This something to really look forward to. I hope it manifests fast and it will be a great blessing to the people of that area and the...

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Rescued Cats and Dogs Only

Rescued Cats and Dogs Only

Oct 25, 2015 | Views: 222

Seeing abandoned or abused animals on the street, especially in the city, always breaks my heart. It is very difficult for them to be in places that are dense...

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What Would Buddha Say About Selfies?

What Would Buddha Say About Selfies?

Oct 24, 2015 | Views: 811

First of all, I think selfies are fun. On second thought, I also think they made an action that is overtly narcissistic into something fun and guiltless by giving...

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  • samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 28. 2016 06:15 PM
    Dear Beatrix Ooi
    Thanks for sharing this interesting article.I didn’t know at all till i read it.
    Do agree with you that kindness is the greatest wisdom.
    Thanks again.http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-things-you-didnt-know-about-them.html
  • sonny tan
    Friday, May 27. 2016 10:31 AM
    sonny tan on May 27, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Thank you Pastor Han Nee for this review I bought this book on the advice of Pastor Tat Meng as I was guru hopping for quite sometime not knowing what’s guru devotion. I purchased this book at KP Sunway even though it was a browsing copy.
    Rinpoche indepth explanation clearly define the objectives, repercussion and advice of this important step we take in defining our religious pursuit.
    Pastor Adeline also advise me on the importance of lineage when seeking a guru, this important and pretty much overlooked aspect did not crossed my mind when I requested to be a disciple with my previous master. Upon acceptance by my previous master, vows were made as it is a prerequisite to discipleship. I mentioned to Pastor Adeline that I am keen to seek refuge in Rinpoche and ask her whether I am eligible knowing my predicament she advise me to seek blessings from my previous master to offically release me.
    I went through several steps and measures to seek my previous master blessings and also request a official release letter and finally after about two months they officially requested back my discipleship card and release me as a disciple.
    Though I have not been granted a refuge by Rinpoche up to this moment but I remembered he says that if my devotion is from my sincere heart it can be done by just with folded palms silently wish for a refuge at the altar.
    Coming from a Hinanaya background whenever I do my prayers and meditation the first salutation I do is to seek refuge in Lord Buddha followed by his dhamma and sangha. Thank you, Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, May 27. 2016 10:11 AM
    Thank you Pastor Antoinette for sharing the various methods to prevent mice and rats. I especially like methods that are natural and not by way of killing or hurting them.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-to-prevent-mice-and-rats-in-your-house.html?nomobile
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 10:50 PM
    这是一篇非常好的博文来让大家了解如何可以用自然的方法对治,甚至可以降低伤害这些老鼠。

    相比以前,在还未接触佛法时,我们都会以最方便的方法,那就是购买老鼠的毒药来解决老鼠所制造的问题。从未想过真正的原因其实是出自我们没有妥善的处理食物及等等。

    当接触佛法之后,慢慢的了解一切的众生皆有情。我们应一视同仁的对待所有的众生。时常的提醒自己这些老鼠们或是其他众生可能曾经是我们前世的母亲。而因为个人所造下业力的关系,以致使他们今天转世为鼠辈。

    感谢仁波切和Pastor Antoinette 的分享。希望看到此博文的读者,可以改用这里所提到的方法来对治老鼠。

    对治老鼠的方法于此:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-to-prevent-mice-and-rats-in-your-house.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 10:46 PM
    Everyone wants to be happy. I have never come across anyone who does not want to be happy. Being happy is a state of mind free of negative emotions. Hence it is very disturbing to read the bitter, vengeful and malicious comments by haters who come to His Eminence’s blog, Fanpage or Facebook. They hurl merciless insult to a high lama; i.e. His Eminence as well as Shugden practitioners just to be seen as pro-HHDL. Seriously, how could being the follower of a world renowned lama be so provocative and barbaric? And how these negative poisons e.g. ignorance, anger and hatred would help them on their spiritual path?

    I am very grateful and extremely lucky to have met with His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, who tirelessly instill in us impeccable good Dharma practice. He taught us to return hatred and anger with love and kindness. He taught us how to be happy. He taught us Buddha Dharma from pure lineage in a simplistic and humorous manner. He showed us how to cultivate compassion and focus out. Most importantly, He walked the talk.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Han Nee for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/be-happy.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 09:32 PM
    Dwelling in a developing and fast moving city like KL, more and more of my female peers are singleton. Unlike in olden days where female depended largely on their partner or their maiden family for financial support, women today are financially independent. However, it is rather apparent that most of these ladies are not singleton by choice. Many were divorcee from problematic spouse while some missed their boat due to heart-broken history.

    While it is human instinct to yearn for companion-ship, we must understand that our image of a relationship / marriage could be a delusion. The temporary pleasure and happy feeling lure our deluded mind into clinging on to the perishable happiness, thinking it will last forever, but it will not. It is the unmet expectation and strong attachment on the other person that causes our suffering.

    As long as we are not attached to the person or the fleeting happiness, a relationship / marriage can be a positive injection in life. Especially if both share the same interest and values in life, each can be the pillar of strength and support for the other in both good and bad times.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/young-single-and-what-about-it.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 08:37 PM
    As Buddhist practitioner, we are aware of the existence of other beings who share the same dimension as us, who can not be seen by our naked eyes. We should be respectful of the other sentient beings who share this space with us, instead of summoning them to entertain us.

    Like us, unseen beings that exist in the Six Realms of Existence are temporary and imperfect; they too are bound by desire and attachment that stem from ignorance. And given the condition they are in, they are likely to be malice and with the intention to harm.

    So, why take the chances to engage in activities that could potentially summon a malevolent being, for example Zozo. Zozo comes across as a cunning and malice spirit waiting to strike a deal and possess the soul of whomever he engages with. Even though this is the first time I came across Zozo, but Ouiji Board and the terrifying consequences are not unheard of and certainly cannot be dismissed as urban legend.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Vinnie for this sharing about Ouiji Board and info on Zozo. This is a good reminder that we should not engage in fun activities with unseen beings.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/zozo-the-ouija-board-demon.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:13 AM
    I am single so I love this article so much .Many people think that married is MUST in our life but I don’t think so. After I joined Kechara, dharma is higher priority than others. Single is more freedom to practice dharma rather than married or relationship with others.
    Many single lady especially 40 year old above will get a title “leftover women” from society. This so rude and unfair to them.So called “Left over women” “is nothing wrong , they ability earn money and stay single and independent .
    Single or married is just a label.Most important is we must practice more dharma work in this life to benefit others and get a liberation.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this.

    With folded hands,
    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/young-single-and-what-about-it.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 08:58 PM
    Interesting article on single and staying alone. They are more people who prefer to live alone now. We have seen more of this happening in developed and developing country. Some do it because they move from small town to big city to work. But generally I think people now prefer to have their own space, freedom and independence.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/young-single-and-what-about-it.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 12:09 PM
    Our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche received threats, insults and defamation daily from ignorant followers of the anti-Shugden movement. The ban on Dorje Shugden by the Tibetan leadership had caused harm and sufferings on Shugden practitioners. Here’s proof that shows without a doubt, despite continued denials by Tibetan authorities, that there is a ban on the practice. Violence, segregation and discrimination are used onto peaceful Shugden practitioners.

    Funds, which are donated by Dalai Lama’s kind sponsor around the world without knowing the truth on how their money is being spent, are actively used by the Tibetan leadership to :
    1. Inflict fear on Shugden practitioners by confining of their own homes.
    2. The CTA permits violent and bloody invasions of private residences of Dorje Shugden practitioners e.g. the Thubten family and also private residences of erudite lama e.g. the 84 year old Gen. Chonze.
    3. Prohibit Dorje Shugden practitioners from entering Sera Monastery, South India.
    4. Dorje Shugden practitioners are prohibited from attending Dharma teachings by Dalai Lama.
    5. Publish a hit list of Shugden practitioners on the CTA’s website, inciting active persecution since the details of Shugden practitioners was made available publicly.
    6. Expel hundreds of Dorje Shugden monks from their monasteries for upholding the lineage passed on to them by their Gurus.
    7. Expose Shugden monks out in the open at the monastery; i.e. The Yellow Vote Stick policy.
    8. Force every member of monasteries within their jurisdiction to swear an oath to abandon all practices related to Dorje Shugden. If they do not, they must leave the monastery for good.
    9. Eradicate all Dorje Shugden images from temples, monasteries, Dharma centers and even private spaces. Statues, thangkas, tsatsas, prints and scripture… nothing was spared.
    10. Put up signs at public places i.e. monasteries and hospitals as well as private spaces like retail and grocery stores to disallow Dorje Shugden practitioners from entering.
    11. Deny Dorje Shugden practitioners access to medical assistance in public hospital.
    12. Revoke all legal documents of Tibetan Dorje Shugden practitioners i.e. their identity card, driver’s license or passport. This is akin of losing one’s identity and freedom.
    13. Allow physical attacks on Shugden’s practitioners, destroy their properties and loot their homes.

    The voices of Tibetan people, especially the Shugden practitioners are muffled and ignored, while the CTA actively promotes unsubstantiated ranting of individuals and opinions of those who degrade Dorje Shugden. There is no religious freedom nor freedom of expression in the Tibetan community. CTA is committing blue murder as the fate of those who would go against the authorities would be faced with dangerous consequences. Yet the world stand tolerance because CTA operates all these fouls in the guise of Dalai Lama and his supremacy position within the Tibetan community.

    This is inhumane and injustice. Please help to lift Dorje Shugden ban and end the sufferings and harms.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Li Kheng for this article that provides a multitude of info on the unfair ban. I hope everyone who read it will do something to lift the ban.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-buddhist-divide-an-unholy-campaign-against-religious-freedom.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 08:27 AM
    For samfoonheei – Dear samfoonheei,
    We have just invited a 7ft Mother Tara to Kechara Forest Retreat today. You can read more about it here: http://www.facebook.com/kecharahouse/posts/10153769038408720 May you be able to visit Kechara Forest Retreat to pay homage to these Buddhas yourself!
  • Jason
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 03:05 AM
    I get shock with this articles about cannibalism. This James Jameson only think about own benefit (fascination on cannibalism and want experience in firsthand )and sacrifice a 10year old girl.
    I can realize that how important of dharma for us to be compassion and benefit to every sentient beings.Jameson’s action is really created a bad karma to himself.This also can be applied to kill animals and serve it as our foods. We shall change our daily meals to vege meals.
    Thanks Rimpoche for sharing this article which can inspire many people to become vegetarian.(myself not vegetarian yet but I’m eating much less meat compared with previous time).

    With folded hands,
    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/james-jameson-disturbing.html#comment-716938

  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 01:01 AM
    This is the first time I come across a place called Prince Edward Island. With a populace of less than 200,000 people, it is a big deal to have such huge and beautiful Buddhist Retreat Centre built for the people there. I am even more impressed that so many people registered for the open day of the Retreat Centre. It is a clear sign that Buddhism is gaining popularity in the west. Rejoice for the people in Prince Edward Island. I hope that more people in Malaysia can come to appreciate Buddhsim and learn to make connections with the Buddha through the facilities in Kechara Forest Retreat.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/p-e-i-buddhist-monks-welcome-outside-world-this-weekend.html
  • Ai Nin
    Tuesday, May 24. 2016 06:08 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this post.
    很伤心是竟然修持多杰雄登被排斥与骚扰。试想一想如果你不是雄登修持者而您、家人、同修现有的宗教大师出禁令说现有修持法是邪靈,会威脋大师的性命。您会去了解事情的来胧去脈或只一一跟随!

    更伤心的是竟然有些限随达赖尊者,支持雄登禁令只是表面而已!那只是為了某种名誉或金錢利益。就只因跟随达赖喇嘛尊者,從中容易筹集资金。这样做不是更加破坏与上师之间三昧耶吗?

    一位金剛弟子不会做出以下:
    1. 違反上师依止心
    2. 破坏传承,自造与推翻所有上师的灌顶,上师传授的口传等等
    3. 分上师的高低级,由因他只是一位格西就离开或很高级的上师就跟從
    4. 破坏弟子与上师三昧耶

    我们都相信达赖喇嘛尊者不是也不会做出一上动作!

    我们真诚希望马上解除这不该有的多杰雄登禁令!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html
  • samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 24. 2016 05:33 PM
    Dear Rinpoche thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of Manjushri Statue. I havent got s chance to see it yet but from what i heard and read its such a beautiful Statue..I will visit it some day to see it myself.May all be blessed by this beautiful Manjushri Statue at KFR.
    Thanks again for sharing
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/4-arm-manjushri-at-kfr.html

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The Unknown

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

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Grand looking painting of the Gelug Savant His Holiness Chankgya Rolpai Dorje
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My shrine in Los Angeles back in 2014. I just came across this picture from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/look-what-i-found.html
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Very unique art work of Dorje Shugden
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Beautiful 7ft Tara arrives today. See the beautiful picture and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okk8P3WIWFo
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35 Confessional Buddhas
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Please do not hate us
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Beautiful statue [image: Inline image 1]
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Such a stunning White Tara!
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Neerja's mother accepting the highest award in India on behalf of her daughter. Her daughter's bravery saved 300 people. Her strength, compassion and presence of mind during great tragedy earned Neerja a deep place in our hearts forever. Tsem Rinpoche
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Goddes supreme, with a wave of your right hand the 84,000 demonic interfering beings are repelled. With the powerful umbrella you hold in your left grants supreme protection upon your devotees. Although beautiful to behold you are fully attained and beyond samsara and a perfect refuge. Grant us protection, love and wisdom with your sacred mantra powerful Dukkar Goddess. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
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I love Japan so much. The water is so blue and clean. The landscape is so magical. It's such a beautiful country and a great place to engage in meditational retreats.
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A good meme by Pastor Seng Piow!
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Gaden Jangtse Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Chojor together with Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
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May 31, 1990, the day Tsem Rinpoche was enthroned formally in Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Panglung Oracle in trance back in 1925
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More lamas/Tibetans are speaking up. This has nothing to do with Dorje Shugden ban although it helps the Dorje Shugden cause because there is more unrest and disharmony from many sectors within Tibetans showing the world so many are unhappy with the leadership.-Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche's strong letter to the Dalai Lama regarding giving religious freedom within the Karma Kagyu sect of Buddhism is a MUST READ- and he is applauded as courageous for writing this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
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The beautiful truth
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Manjushri notes
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Karma Kagyu’s Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche asks the Dalai Lama for Religious Freedom-This is explosive-Must read! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
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The place where Lord Tsongkapa's holy remains are housed for pilgrims to visit in Gaden Monastery Tibet.
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How death is so near, yet I cherish my ego more than my guru, more than his instructions and my protector. They are the only ones significant at death for me and yet I still think I have time. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Would be so nice to live in an area where Bigfoot is prevalent and sighted. That would include mountains and lakes too.
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Because of the ban against Dorje Shugden followers started in 1996, 700 monks had to cut from Sera Mey Monastery and start this new monastery. This new Serpom Monastery located in South India still suffers tremendous hatred and prejudice, but the brave monks continue their practice and lineage.
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Vietnamese monk who self immolated hoping to bring change in his country. He sacrificed his life and sat still during the immense pain of his body burning.
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Protector of the Sakya School of Buddhism, Gonpo Gur or Mahakala Panjarnata
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Such a wondrous place to be with such a view that heals the soul. Why live in a city where it is unnatural and polluted. Everyday in the city is a day away from where we belong. We belong among the greens, forest, mountains and clean air. We belong in such a place and doing our retreats, sadhanas and mantras to find the ultimate place of belonging and peace....the ultimate place is within us with a developed spiritual mind. Hard to achieve among distractions in the city. 
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This is the five foot Arya Avalokitesvara statue I have offered Gaden Shartse Monastery many years ago. It still graces the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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Painting of 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro- Did you know that 7 of the great throneholders of the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism practiced Dorje Shugden and even composed extensive prayers to him? Take a look here and see what you can learn: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=98227
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This is a good motto to work by within a team.
1 month ago
Beautiful painting of Pandit Naropa
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Beautiful painting of Lord Buddha's miraculous birth.
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Beautiful image of Tara.
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This is a good read. Evocative and memory filled: http://www.davidlai.me/2015/04/20/memory-of-the-vw-van/
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Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche
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It was nice to meet them.
2 months ago
Good friends came to visit me. I was happy to see them as they have brave hearts and pure samaya. Tsem Rinpoche
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Lef to right: Cousin Tsagan, dad, Aunt Meda, mom, sister Lidshma, cousin Liz, Aunt Elena, friend from France and Susie in Green dress. People whom I am fond of from the distant past..
2 months ago
Some friends went on a spiritual pilgrimage to Nepal recently and when they returned they gifted me with these wonderful books on Yeti/Bigfoot which I don't have. Wow! I like to thank Ms. Yee Lee, Mr. Swee Keong, Ms. Phoebe Yong, Mr. CK Siah & Ms. Wei Theng for their generosity and indulging me in my bigfoot hobby. Tsem Rinpoche
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The famous 5th Panglung Oracle
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Mysterious print of Pelden Hlamo the Goddess protector
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This is a thangka of Cittamani Tara where her body mandala appears clearly. This image was circulated back in Thubten Dhargye Ling when HH Zong Rinpoche taught her sacred practice which was a pure vision of Thapu Dorje Chang. Thapu Dorje Chang received this practice in a pure vision. He was the guru of Pabongka Rinpoche.
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Beautiful article on the Drigung Kagyu Achi Chokyi Drolma: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94766
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Tsem Rinpoche making offerings of robes to Lord Buddha in Bodhgaya
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What was once very beautiful destroyed by hatred, anger and prejudice.
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What His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche composed about Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=87240
2 months ago
Comprehensive proof of Dorje Shugden in the Sakya school of Buddhism even before Gelugpa. Interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92860
2 months ago
When we see others who behave not according to our expectations and just to ‘get them back’ we throw all caution to the wind and we get angry, retaliate, fight back, scream, yell and then quit, it shows our mind. Everything is about our own mind. That is not to say they are not at fault. But if we want the world to act perfectly in our presence and then we don’t get angry, that is SO INCREDIBLE IDEALISTIC AND WE ARE DOOMED FROM THE START in anything we do. We have to keep our equilibrium always. Remember our vows, promises and our own state of mind. Be kind to ourselves and not let the other person throw us off because we have to be in control of our own minds. Remember, our mind and how it reacts is the key.--- H.E Tsem Rinpoche
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Ekai Kawaguchi -Three Years in Tibet-Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92725
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    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • May 28, 2016 04:05
    Bradley asked: On page 43 of the Diamond Path. It states DS's emenations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities, may I ask what are the 27?
    pastor answered: Dear Bradley, Thank you for your question. The verse you are referring to is the first verse of the Praise to Dorje Shugden:
    “Though gone to the state of the Sugatas countless aeons ago, In order to benefit the teachings and migrators, as whatever tames beings, Your hundreds of emanations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities; Praise to the pervading lord, mighty Dorje Shugden.”
    These twenty-seven enlightened activities are enumerated in the last verses of Chapter Eight of the Abhisamayalankara taught by Maitreya to Arya Asanga. It is commonly called the Ornament of Clear Realisation in English. This text is of great importance to most Tibetan Buddhist lineages and in the Lam Rim Chenmo, or Great Stages on the Path to Enlightenment, Lama Tsongkhapa actually states that it is the root text of the Lam Rim tradition as founded by Jowo Dipamkara Atisha. This text is still one the five great texts studied by monks in the Geshe programme throughout Gelug monasteries. A thorough explanation of these twenty-seven points is a topic of intense philosophical study, however I have listed them below:
    1. The enlightened being performs deeds that appease beings in the Six Realms (God Realm, Demi-god Realm, Human Realm, Animal Realm, Hungry Ghost Realm and Hell Realm).
    2. Bringing sentient beings to the Dharma using four ways: generosity, using good speech, training them according to their level of intelligence and in stages, and by practicing what they teach.
    3. Having the understanding of what defilements are and the methods of purifying them.
    4. The true character of their activities for the benefit of all sentient beings, which is from the basis of realising that all sentient beings do not exist inherently.
    5. The practice of the Six Perfections: generosity, morality, patience, joyous effort, concentration and wisdom.
    6. Teaching the virtuous path to Buddhahood, which is the abandonment of the 10 non-virtues: killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, divisive speech, harsh words, idle talk, covetousness, ill-will and wrong view.
    7. The practice of insight into the emptiness of all phenomena.
    8. The non-dual nature of all phenomena.
    9. The understanding that all dharmas as being merely conventional symbols.
    10. The insight into the absence of a basis in all dharmas.
    11. The maturing of living beings along their spiritual path through skilful means.
    12. The path of a Bodhisattva.
    13. The systematic effort to block all inclinations to make realistic assumptions.
    14. The attainment of enlightenment.
    15. A residence in various Buddha-fields.
    16. Displaying the form of a being who is to take only one more rebirth, thereby ensuring the attainment of enlightenment.
    17. Working tireless for the benefit of all sentient beings in cyclic existence.
    18. The virtuous acts which consist in looking after all beings.
    19. The limbs of enlightenment.
    20. The condition in which the fruits of his actions are never lost, diminish or extinguished.
    21. The vision of true reality, knowing all phenomena of experience.
    22. The forsaking of all perverted views.
    23. The cognition which allows the understanding of the method which allows him to forsake the perverted views assuming the absence of all entities.
    24. The state of complete purity.
    25. The ability to have various forms to engage in various activities, which results from his pure condition.
    26. The comprehension of the non-distinction between conditioned and unconditioned phenomena.
    27. Nirvana – full and complete enlightenment.
    When listing them out completely, it can get somewhat overwhelming to understand how this relates to us as practitioners. In order to make them more relatable, they have been categorised into three parts, which make us understand them better:
    1. Activities through which the Buddhas bring beings to the Dharma.
    2. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to practice the Dharma.
    3. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to achieve enlightenment.
    In essence, all the emanations of Dorje Shugden display the above twenty-seven activities. In brief these bring people to the Dharma, help beings practice the Dharma and ultimately help beings gain full and complete enlightenment themselves. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 27, 2016 02:34
    T asked: Is there a teaching to deal with insomnia and fatigue?
    pastor answered: Dear T, Both insomnia and fatigue can be caused by a worried or stressed mind, if not from physical exhaustion. In this case, one needs to calm the mind and relax the body in order to ease insomnia and fatigue. There are many techniques that can help with this. I’ll mention two here. The first is mental quiescence meditation or single pointed concentration meditation. Even with this there are many methods you can use, but to make it simple, you can use the breath as your focus. This is known as breathing meditation. To practice this, sit in a quiet place either cross legged or in a chair if you prefer. And simply become aware of your breathing, concentrating on the space between your upper lip and your nose. Gently become aware of breathing in and out. If any thought comes into your mind, do not get carried away with the thought, but simply bring your focus back to your breathing and let the thought disappear by itself. There are other more advanced methods once you are familiar with breathing meditation, which can be found in texts such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche (Day 21), which concentrates on a visualised image of Buddha Shakyamuni instead of the breath. But one things to remember is that meditation can be difficult for people, so it is better to start with short sessions, not longer than 5-10 minutes at first. Gradually over time you will be able to increase this time frame. The key to meditation is to consistently engage in it every day. This shouldn’t be difficult because it is only 5-10 minutes long. The second is to engage in the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, concentrating on the recitation of the Mig Tse Ma mantra. This is an extremely beneficial practice as it invokes upon the energies and blessings of Lama Tsongkhapa, and helps to significantly calm the mind, even if we are not consciously aware how troubled our mind is. Concentrating on the mantra recitation also acts as focus for single pointed concentration as well. You can watch a commentary to this practice by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html. If you are interested in this practice, there is a box set which can help you start the practice available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-boxset-english and a written commentary available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 26, 2016 04:00
    Thori asked: Thanks for your answer. But when you say "This can be coupled with various visualisations during the mantra recitations as well."what visualisations should I do, for example for the sadhana "DISSOLVING JE RINPOCHE INTO OURSELVES"? Other question, can the Sadhana be recitated in english? Andn we must recite them with high voice or can it be recitated simply in the mind? Thanks!
    pastor answered: Dear Thorim, For the visualisations of the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, during which you recite the Mig Tse Ma mantra, His Eminence 25th Tsem Rinpoche has given a very good commentary on the practice, available to watch here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html The most common forms of visualisations for this practice can be found in the book ‘TSONGKHAPA – A Simple Guide to a Powerful Practice’ which is available at any Kechara Paradise outlet in Malaysia, or can be invited only here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. This includes the visualisations on gaining the Seven Wisdoms, as well as other visualisations. These visualisations are excellent, as they not only help a person achieve meditative stabilisation, but invoke the blessings and energy of Lama Tsongkhapa. As for the Sadhana, it does not need to be recited in Tibetan. It can be recited in English or any other language. In fact, I would suggest, as you start your practice that you recite in the language you are familiar with, as you will be able to understand the words and meaning of each verse clearer. Later on, if you want, you can start reciting in Tibetan. Sadhanas and especially mantras should be recited out aloud, but softly. Sadhanas and mantras are not recited in the mind, but spoken. For mantras as they are the form of the Buddhas in sound, they should be softly vocalised. I hope this helps.
  • May 19, 2016 00:58
    Ming asked: Can we mix Han style vajrayana and tibetian vajrayana
    pastor answered: Dear Ming, Thank you for your question. Traditionally it is advised that we do not mix traditions or even lineages. There is a very valid reason for this, if we mix traditions or lineages then we are in the danger of becoming confused in our practice. This occurs because each lineage or tradition explains the path of practice in different ways, suited to the practitioners of that particular tradition. For example, think of both as separate paths to the same destination. It would be better that we follow one and get to our destination, rather than keep switching between the two paths and perhaps get lost or take a very long time to reach the destination. Both paths have been tried and tested in their efficiency to achieve enlightenment. This is not to say that there is only one correct lineage, on the contrary, it is said that Buddha Shakyamuni taught 84,000 different methods to achieve enlightenment, as such both the Han style Vajrayana and Tibetan Vajrayana are both valid paths to enlightenment. However if we practice one of these methods and achieve results which is enlightened attainments it is better and more effective than practicing two or more and run the risk of confusing ourselves or our practices. I hope this helps.
  • May 18, 2016 16:11
    Chan asked: I'm trying to get in touch with Venerable Chow, but the number advertised is not in service. I would like to make donation so she can better support the dogs in the vicinity.
    pastor answered: Dear Chan, Thank you for informing us that the number for Venerable Chow is not in service. I have searched online and have not found a new number to contact Venerable Chow. I will make some inquiries and update here if I find a new contact number. Thank you for your offering to donate to her cause. We must always care for all sentient beings, to repay their kindness and to develop compassion.
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Participants of 2D 1N Inner Peace Retreat relaxed in meditation to the calming sounds of rippling water from forest waterfall at Kechara Forest Retreat facilitated by Pastor Tat Ming. bit.ly/1lRc3q6 Lucy Yap
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700 meet Buddha on June 21, 2015 in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. bit.ly/1luS5Cp Lucy Yap
8 hours ago
Delicious Lunch prepared by Mr CK Leong and his team for Day 1 of Inner Peace Retreat at Kechara Forest Retreat. -Jill Yam
8 hours ago
A Big Dorje Shugden puja (8PPL) was conducted and dedicated to overcome health obstacles _PB
11 hours ago
Kechara House staff and volunteer continue to discuss on this week topic on Nechung-The Retiring Devil if Tibet ~Frederick Law
11 hours ago
3rd session of Blog Post Discussion on Nechung Blog Post - Chris (KhPh)
11 hours ago
2D1N Inner Peace Orientation at Kechara Forest Retreat by Pastor Tat Ming and Pastor Antoinette (28/5/16) - Jill Yam
11 hours ago
Dorje Shugden Puja at Kechara Paradise in Bentong - Chris(KhPh)
12 hours ago
Inner Peace Retreat for the Month of May staring today :) -Chris (KhPh)
15 hours ago
KSDS Art Exhibition 2016 - The guests are admitting to creative drawing by the children of age 7-13 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
15 hours ago
Picture of Datuk May and the artist of this beautiful mandala drawing. This drawing is a gift to Rinpoche. Lin Mun
15 hours ago
Children explaining to parents on the environment and pollution issue that we are facing. It is a great way to create awareness. Lin Mun KSDS
15 hours ago
Beautiful hand print art by children for art exhibition. Lin Mun KSDS
15 hours ago
Alice sharing the article on blog on Nechung - Retiring devil of Tibet. Lin Mun KSDS
19 hours ago
Glorious Goddess Namgyalma with beautiful, peaceful, three-faced, eight-armed form. Granting supreme life with Gnosis beyond measure! - Lilyn Tan
20 hours ago
Dorje Shugden puja performed at 8pm in Kechara House gompa by Puja Team. bit.ly/1TqQ0Kg Lucy Yap
21 hours ago
White Tara
21 hours ago
Visitors Katherine , Kalai & daughter at Kechara House on 27/5/16. http://www.kechara.com. Lucy Yap
22 hours ago
In the Tibetan tradition, the word oracle is used to refer a person who acts as a medium between the human and the spiritual realms. Thus, the medium is known as kuten, which literally means “the physical basis.” ~ Cynthia Ng
22 hours ago
Dorje Shugden being an emanation of Manjushri gives blessings, wisdom and fulfillments. Everyone have experienced good results for this World Peace Buddha and Protector. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com http://www.dorjeshugden.org ~ Cynthia Ng

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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