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Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche

Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche

Aug 22, 2015 | Views: 1,089

When my Tsem Ladrang team received an invitation to the opening of Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche’s new centre, I was very very happy to hear this news. Whenever anyone is...

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The Ten Commandments Monument

The Ten Commandments Monument

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 221

This is a very interesting piece of news about a decision made by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. It is always a wise choice to separate church and state. All governments...

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New Animal Welfare Bill for 2015 Passed in Malaysia!

New Animal Welfare Bill for 2015 Passed in Malaysia!

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 138

Dear All, I have just heard this excellent news, that our wonderful government in Malaysia is taking animal welfare more seriously and has approved a new set of laws...

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‘Selfie Addiction’ Is No Laughing Matter, Psychiatrists Say

‘Selfie Addiction’ Is No Laughing Matter, Psychiatrists Say

Jul 15, 2015 | Views: 609

Dear friends, I had observed a few people I know who obsessively must post pictures of themselves constantly. Social media has become their platform to express this obsessive need?...

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Why so rude?

Why so rude?

Jul 14, 2015 | Views: 680

  Dear friends, When and if we visit other people’s social media pages and sometimes don’t agree with their views, that is okay but we absolutely should NOT comment anything derogatory or...

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Bangladeshi Buddhist monks feed hundreds of poor Muslims during Ramadan

Bangladeshi Buddhist monks feed hundreds of poor Muslims during Ramadan

Jul 5, 2015 | Views: 333

Bangladeshi Buddhist monks giving out Iftar meals, food for breaking the daytime fast, to Bangladeshi Muslims at the main shrine of Dhammarajika Monastery in Dhaka on July 6, 2015....

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This is so needed

This is so needed

Jun 27, 2015 | Views: 676

Dear friends around the world, This is so refreshing, so needed and so timely. We need more of this between all religious leaders and followers. Often times we can...

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An 8 Year Old Boy With A Mission

An 8 Year Old Boy With A Mission

Jun 27, 2015 | Views: 369

What were you doing when you were eight-years-old? Most of us probably spent it having fun without a care in the world, but this special boy, Christian McPhilamy, grew...

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The Rainbow People

The Rainbow People

Jun 19, 2015 | Views: 408

I’ve always said that if I was born earlier, I would most probably join the hippie movement in America. I’ve always liked how free-spirited the hippies were, how they...

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Heroes Behind the Scenes

Heroes Behind the Scenes

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 258

I would very much like everyone to take 10 minutes off from your busy lives to read this article and contemplate on it. Taking care of animals is never...

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Shell Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean

Shell Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 66

Please take a moment to read this. I came across this petition by chance and find it very worrying as it may endanger the lives of people and animals...

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Panchen Lama meets Chinese President

Panchen Lama meets Chinese President

Jun 11, 2015 | Views: 406

Dear friends, I found this interesting. I do not endorse nor am I against this.  This is simply news and I thought I would share. The more friendly China is with the...

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Babylonian King and Buddha

Babylonian King and Buddha

May 20, 2015 | Views: 261

4 MAY, 2015 – 01:13 by HARVEY KRAFT Ancient Persian Inscriptions Link a Babylonian King to the Man Who Became Buddha Dramatic evidence has revealed the presence of Siddhartha...

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What’s Inside This Buddha Statue?

What’s Inside This Buddha Statue?

May 19, 2015 | Views: 317

Dear Students and Friends, When we invite a Buddha statue home, it is customary to have the statue filled with mantras, blessed items from lamas, and other holy objects....

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Asia’s richest man funds $193M monastery!!

Asia’s richest man funds $193M monastery!!

May 19, 2015 | Views: 463

Hong Kong’s newest monastery is located in the lush hills on the outskirts of the city and was funded entirely by tycoon Li Ka-shing. The $193 million monastery will...

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This can make you feel better

This can make you feel better

May 19, 2015 | Views: 333

Dear friends, I am always on the lookout for interesting articles, information and tidbits to give you more understanding, perspectives or even just trivia information. Information can be helpful...

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The Simpsons Co-Creator Sam does what?

The Simpsons Co-Creator Sam does what?

May 19, 2015 | Views: 158

Once we are legally employable, many of us work our blood, sweat and tears to hopefully one day be in a position where we are financially independent. We want...

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Is your country in the rankings?

Is your country in the rankings?

May 19, 2015 | Views: 134

Dear friends, Education really can open some people up. If they are ‘trained’ to learn from young, they perhaps would be open to learning the whole of their adult...

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Interesting Siberia

Interesting Siberia

May 19, 2015 | Views: 103

Dear friends, We hear so little about this region. I find this very interesting and thought I would just share it here. Tsem Rinpoche     Siberia’s resurgent shamanismOne...

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Meditation Retreat in 2015

Meditation Retreat in 2015

May 14, 2015 | Views: 1,632

Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) is inspired from the vision to create an authentic holistic lifestyle center where modern day spiritual aspirants can go for a get away from the...

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Nepal Disaster 2015

Nepal Disaster 2015

Apr 26, 2015 | Views: 8,296

On April 25, 2015 an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit Nepal. The epicentre of the quake was in Lamjung, 50 miles (80km) north-west of Kathmandu. Both...

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Something nice to share!

Something nice to share!

Mar 18, 2015 | Views: 464

Dear friends around the world, It made me happy to see these wonderful and inspiring publications. It gives me great pleasure to share with you about the recent publications...

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This happened in the USA

This happened in the USA

Mar 18, 2015 | Views: 405

Dear friends around the world, I was surprised when I came across this post on Facebook. When I was growing up in US, there was a lot of racial...

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Amazing and sad

Amazing and sad

Mar 17, 2015 | Views: 980

Dear friends, If I was there or knew about it, I would have done something for sure. This is a strange tale that is touching and yet very sad....

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Be careful of what you post online

Be careful of what you post online

Mar 11, 2015 | Views: 2,709

Dear friends, Good news for so many victims! The Internet and social media is now very, very prevalent and significant in our lives. I don’t particularly like social media...

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Don’t get infected by Buddhists??

Don’t get infected by Buddhists??

Mar 1, 2015 | Views: 707

Dear friends, Can you believe this. So many things here are just so wrong in this article. Segregating people due to religion and religious superiority are both very damaging...

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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered

Jan 23, 2015 | Views: 474

  The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think Posted: 01/20/2015 3:20 pmby Johann Hari, Author of ‘Chasing The Scream: The First...

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Why is this woman crying?

Why is this woman crying?

Dec 15, 2014 | Views: 410

Regardless of whether a country is developed, developing or underdeveloped, there is always a demographic of people which falls below the poverty line. For example, in the United States,...

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H.H. the Dalai Lama to lead prayers in the Senate!

H.H. the Dalai Lama to lead prayers in the Senate!

Dec 9, 2014 | Views: 445

Dear students and friends, I have always admired His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for His great effort in promoting peace and compassion. Recently the news reported that H.H....

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8 Years in Burger King

8 Years in Burger King

Dec 4, 2014 | Views: 622

I would like to share with everyone about Terrance whom has worked in Burger King for 8 years, yet finds it so difficult to make ends meet for his...

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The Opportunity of Adversity

The Opportunity of Adversity

Dec 4, 2014 | Views: 567

Recently, I came across an inspiring talk by Aimee Mullins on TedMed. Aimee Mullins is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model. When she was born, the delivery doctor...

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Supreme Contemplation

Supreme Contemplation

Dec 3, 2014 | Views: 839

There are many reasons why the topic of death and impermanence are particularly emphasized in Tibetan Buddhist teachings. For those who lack understanding, the contemplation of death may seem morbid....

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Water: The Free Cure!

Water: The Free Cure!

Nov 29, 2014 | Views: 204

Personally, I don’t enjoy drinking water… but have always been told by people that drinking water is good for our health. As there are increasingly tastier substitutes, it’s easier to...

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Facebook’s founder now speaks Mandarin

Facebook’s founder now speaks Mandarin

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 214

Dear friends, Some people just put in the effort to learn, succeed and stay ahead of the game. I find stories on people determined to make it my cup of...

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Initial DNA analysis of Paracas elongated skull released

Initial DNA analysis of Paracas elongated skull released

Oct 24, 2014 | Views: 482

Initial DNA analysis of Paracas elongated skull released – with incredible results 5 February, 2014 – 13:47 by April Holloway   An elongated skull found in Paracas   Paracas...

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Palitana sets a good example!

Palitana sets a good example!

Oct 24, 2014 | Views: 210

Dear friends, This is such spectacular news. I would love to live in such a city. India is such a rich and ancient society of thinkers, advanced culture, literature,...

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Are Tibetans different?

Are Tibetans different?

Oct 2, 2014 | Views: 566

Dear Friends, When I went to Tibet for the first time, I was told that I will have no altitude sickness from a lady in our group. She said...

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Incredible find!

Incredible find!

Oct 2, 2014 | Views: 518

  Dear friends, I came across this by total accident and decided to reproduce it here for purely educational purposes. It is amazing what Stanford University is examining now....

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Is it time to worry?

Is it time to worry?

Oct 1, 2014 | Views: 730

Dear friends close around the world, I must thank you for sharing many of the information I’ve posted on this blog through the years because it really serves to...

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He says with certainty!

He says with certainty!

Sep 30, 2014 | Views: 424

Dear friends around the world, I’ve lightly followed this physicist and his works over the years. I cannot say I’ve read most of his thinking, but some. I find...

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Does this matter to you?

Does this matter to you?

Sep 30, 2014 | Views: 338

Dear friends, Because I’ve always been tall (6’2″) having more space is VERY important. Also I have a tailbone fracture, so sitting in small tight places without much movement space...

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Vajrayana meditation techniques can enhance brain performance

Vajrayana meditation techniques can enhance brain performance

Sep 24, 2014 | Views: 1,312

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 the brain according...

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Look what happened in Oakland

Look what happened in Oakland

Sep 17, 2014 | Views: 792

Vina Vo (left) and Kieu Do pray at sunrise near a Buddhist shrine at 11th Avenue and East 19th Street in Oakland. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle   Dear...

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Guess who made it to Mars??

Guess who made it to Mars??

Sep 16, 2014 | Views: 171

  NEW DELHI, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) — India on Wednesday made history by becoming the first nation to successfully reach Mars on its first attempt. “India has reached Mars....

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Celebrity Buddhists

Celebrity Buddhists

Aug 20, 2014 | Views: 26,348

In the past decade, it seems that in the Western World, in particularly, America - Buddhism has really taken off and been embraced by many people. There are Sanghas,...

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Does this match?

Does this match?

Aug 20, 2014 | Views: 985

Dear friends, I do not own this article or make any profits, but I found it very interesting to share this well written article. I have looked back in...

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You have to see this!

You have to see this!

Aug 19, 2014 | Views: 445

This is something we are not familiar to read or hear about. Perhaps there is nothing we can do for the moment, but at lease be content with your...

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This is wonderful

This is wonderful

Aug 19, 2014 | Views: 318

Pastor Shin during a puja session   Pastor Shin on Sin Chew Newspaper! Just recently, Pastor Shin Tan appeared in a local Chinese newspaper called Sin Chew Daily. I...

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Buddhist weddings at World Pride Toronto 2014

Buddhist weddings at World Pride Toronto 2014

Jul 31, 2014 | Views: 957

By Yönten, on July 25th, 2014 Reverend Christina Yanko from the Toronto Buddhist Church was one of the officiants at the mass wedding which took place at World Pride...

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Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Jul 17, 2014 | Views: 7,563

Last Saturday night was exceptionally busy at Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK), with three different youth groups volunteering on the same night! We had the NRC11 (Team Najib Razak Club)...

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How can a teacher say that?

How can a teacher say that?

Jul 12, 2014 | Views: 728

March 14, 2014 By Heather L. Weaver, ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief Imagine if your child was ridiculed in front of his classmates for his religious...

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Post 80′s girl practices Buddhism as a nun in snow-capped plateau

Post 80′s girl practices Buddhism as a nun in snow-capped plateau

Jun 16, 2014 | Views: 1,398

Dear friends, This is a wonderful recent story to share with you and lighten your heart. Please read it and share with others. I agree with Tsechen Wongmu that...

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31 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

31 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

May 21, 2014 | Views: 1,340

  When spring arrives so do those annoying mosquitoes. Instead of going the chemical route, here is a collection of mosquito repelling plants to make mosquito control more natural....

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New Zealand TV reports Thupten Rinpoche’s death meditation

New Zealand TV reports Thupten Rinpoche’s death meditation

May 14, 2014 | Views: 5,014

Or view the video on TVNZ website: Part 1 Part 2 This is the latest New Zealand TV station’s news report on Thupten Rinpoche’s death meditation. Thupten Rinpoche is a lama...

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Reading Quantum Physics made me a Buddhist

Reading Quantum Physics made me a Buddhist

May 11, 2014 | Views: 438

  I have always liked reading biographies of successful people, especially those who have changed their lives for the better through spirituality… people such as Tina Turner and Boy George...

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YB Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai prays for MH370 at Kechara

YB Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai prays for MH370 at Kechara

May 11, 2014 | Views: 233

On 13 April 2014, Kechara House organized a special prayer session to pray for the recent disappearance of flight MH370. Over 300 people attended the prayer to give their...

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Youths in Malaysian Buddhist Organisations

Youths in Malaysian Buddhist Organisations

May 10, 2014 | Views: 119

Dear friends, Below is a very good article that asks a list of questions for other fellow senior Buddhists to reflect on. It is primarily based around the topic...

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Do you agree with this: Controversial

Do you agree with this: Controversial

Apr 4, 2014 | Views: 695

Dear friends, Be warned. Some of the views here are very controversial and I don’t agree at all. I am placing this article here so people can understand how part...

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Some hope for Bamiyan

Some hope for Bamiyan

Apr 1, 2014 | Views: 583

  Watch: Rebuilding Bamiyan Or view the video on alternative Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6Uv5LJ0Gb4   Dear friends,  I saw something on my facebook newsfeed. It caught my eye and rightly so. After...

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How can he do this?

How can he do this?

Mar 12, 2014 | Views: 497

Do you recognize this man in the video?

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The Dalai Lama opens US Senate Session with Prayers

The Dalai Lama opens US Senate Session with Prayers

Mar 7, 2014 | Views: 1,212

  The full-length video is below: Or view the video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/dalailamasenate2014-full.flv   It was a historic morning in the Senate Thursday, when the Dalai Lama...

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How they all did it?

How they all did it?

Feb 8, 2014 | Views: 460

All parents find parenting to be a difficult job… there never seems to be a clear right or wrong thing to do. Sometimes we may feel that by taking...

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HELP THIS NUN, PLEASE!

HELP THIS NUN, PLEASE!

Jan 14, 2014 | Views: 956

I just read the news about this wonderful nun in Sungai Siput, Perak, who uses her temple grounds as a mini animal shelter for 35 rescue dogs.

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  • xuliang
    Wednesday, Sep 2. 2015 08:59 AM
    …. the mind that is capable of saying, “I do not know,” is the only state in which anything can be discovered. But the man who says, “I know,” the man who has studied infinitely the varieties of human experience and whose mind is burdened with information, with encyclopedic knowledge, can he ever experience something that is not to be accumulated? He will find it extremely hard. When the mind totally puts aside all the knowledge that it has acquired, when for it there are no Buddhas, no Christs, no Masters, no teachers, no religions, no quotations; when the mind is completely alone, uncontaminated, which means that the movement of the known as come to and end – it is only then that there is a possibility of a tremendous revolution, a fundamental change…… The religious man is he who does not belong to any religion, to any nation, to any race, who is inwardly completely alone, in a state of not-knowing, and for him the blessing of the sacred comes into being.
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:42 PM
    Here is an extract (quite lengthy) taken from an interesting article written by a Buddhist teacher :-

    “………. What’s the point of all this? The vital point is that we must and need to accept that religion is an illusion, or religion is about illusion. Notice how we cannot really prove empirically or co¬n¬vinc¬ingly that any of our religious beliefs — God, heaven, nirvana, Amitabha, Guanyin, karma, rebirth – are really true. Yet, for some reason, we find them (or any of them) meaningful.
    Note that I do not say that they are false ideas — we don’t really know. Hence, they are illusions. An illusion, like desert mirages, can be real (we can actually see them). But we know that mirages, despite their visibi¬lity, do not really exist. Mirages have beauty and mystery – like works of art – to which extent, such illusions can be inspiring and healing. But, we must not delude ourselves that they are real, as you and I are real! Otherwise, we really need to carefully read Erik Erik¬son’s Young Man Luther.
    If we make serious efforts to see our true personality with the eye of honesty, we will see that we do have serious personal problems, especially when we take up religion seriously, especially if we are religious teachers (lay or monastic). To the extent that religion has contained us or mellowed us, that is good. But, as religious teachers, what we speak before an audience can move or mold them in more ways than we can imagine.
    The question we must ask ourself in our truest moments with ourself is: Am I teaching reli¬gion, or am I teaching my self? Am I really teaching Dharma, or am I projecting my ego? As a rule, if we are still unawakened, we can only teach our self: we share what we know and feel. These are all illusions, no matter how true or beautiful they may be (remember the mirage?)
    If we strongly and stubbornly believe that what we teach is as “real” as you and I are real, then we are saying that these religious mirages we believe in are real! If we insist that we have tasted joy, peace and wisdom in such realities, then we are (consciously or unconsciously) claim¬ing to be enlightened (when we are not) – we seem to be talking Zen. This is the grandest of delusions. And those who believe us, would be heading down the same path as we are.
    Animals believe what their senses show them to be real – these are, in fact, the only realities they know and act on. They would not know what a mirage is; they do not know the difference between illusion and delusion, between true and false. If we do not know what a mirage is, and we do not know what delusion is – what does that make us?
    No wonder the Buddha says that if we hold on to wrong views, we would become animals. And if we encourage others in our delusion, then we will bring upon ourself hellish sufferings. We create our own delusory (but virtual¬ly real) worlds. We will be playing our own virtual games for aeons.
    On a deeper level, all that has been written here points us to a recollection of non-self. Under¬lying all things, all our thoughts, actions and words, is the principle that there is no abiding essence, no immortal soul, no eternal self. Immortal soul or eternal self are an illusion. If we think that we have a permanent or eternal soul or self, then we are deluded (we are seeing what is not there, or looking at something but seeing something else). If we see and accept illusion as illusion, to that extent we are wise.”
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:30 PM
    The pastorship role was conceptualized by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche to preserve the Dharma and to give laypeople an opportunity to commit to benefiting others. The first Buddhist Pastors were ordained on 24th October 2011 and every year since then, more have made this commitment to bring the Buddha’s teachings to people in our modern era.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/support-the-kechara-pastors.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:29 PM
    These are some delicious Tibetan favorites of many. What is wonderful is that they are vegetarian. So they taste good and harm no one. I am not very fond of cooking but I know many are. I wonder if there is anyone out there who can make these? They are delicious.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-make-this.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:27 PM
    One of the lamas who first recognised me as a tulku back in 1987 was His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. His Eminence is a world renown healing lama from Sera Monastery who now resides in Italy thanks to the ban on Dorje Shugden. Despite the obstacles, Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche has worked tirelessly for many decades to promote world peace and provide social services to the community. He has set up schools to provide education to the underprivileged, and clinics to provide medical assistance that is both based on Western and Eastern disciplines. Gangchen Rinpoche has met with various world leaders to establish initiatives that foster harmony, and also does pujas and rituals to stabilise and bless the environments.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/respects-to-kyabjegangchen-rinpoche.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:24 PM
    We are attempting to plant some fresh vegetables and so far the results are promising. Today I was presented with our own homegrown lettuce and I must say it was delicious. I had three bowls of it and there were plenty more! Thank you! We are attempting to experiment, perfect as we go along and become better at planting a variety of vegetables. If we can grow more of our vegetables to consume, that would be wonderful. We can have natural pesticide free vegetables and help to defray growing food prices. It’s very rewarding to eat what we grow. Being vegetarian, most of my food comes from vegetables. I am looking forward to this very much as well as many others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/we-are-starting-to-plant.html
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 12:01 PM
    Till the false is seen as false, truth is not.
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 06:57 AM
    The Maha Parinibbāna Sutta records the Buddha as declaring to us, “Dwell with yourself as an island, with yourself as refuge, with no other refuge – dwell with the Dharma as an island, with the Dharma as refuge, with no other refuge.”
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 06:07 AM
    If everything is impermanent, unsatisfactory and non-self, it means that there is no abiding agent — something like a creator-God or powerful being out there — who can help us in understanding
    the true nature of life, an understanding that liberates us from craving and ignorance, from suffering. Since we need to understand such vital truths for ourselves, it means that the true answers must lie only within ourselves. We cannot rely on anything outside of ourselves, even through rituals and vows (which are ways of seeking outside succour or salvation). Indeed, this is the only way to spiritual salvation — through self-reliance and selfrealization.
  • Erickksiow
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 05:53 AM
    PREVIEW Peace & Love ( Meditation Music ) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SjsBvKi8Ko
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  • Erickksiow
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 04:25 AM
    Peace & Love ( Meditation Music ) Please support Kechara – https://itunes.apple.com/my/album/peace-love-meditation-music/id1031614972?i=1031615084
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  • mar
    Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 09:40 AM
    Valuable article – Speaking of which , if anyone has been looking for a 2013 WV DoR IT-140 , my company found a fillable form here http://pdf.ac/2QdZ8Q
  • tsemtulku
    Thursday, Aug 27. 2015 06:50 PM
    I like to look after and give attention to people who others kinda don’t want to look after. I feel they have enough in their lives to bring them down so I like to add a little sunshine into their world if I may.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Aug 27. 2015 02:27 PM
    克切拉佛教講法師的各種面貌

    每位講法師都有自己的專長,各就各位為上師、三寶、護法利益大眾的使命而努力,竭盡所能多方面服務大眾。懇請十方大德支持我們 http://www.youcaring.com/kechara-pastors-405767!

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    https://www.facebook.com/anilobsangkyabjom/posts/902261346521070
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Aug 27. 2015 01:40 PM
    PHOTOS ON THE GO

    Nice painting of Tibetan King Trisong Deutsen who did alot for the propagation of Dharma during his reign. He is worshipped as a Dharma king and attained being also. H.E. 25th Tsem Rinpoche

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

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What Am I Writing Now


 

The Unknown

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

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4 days ago
So picturesque: Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
4 days ago
Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
5 days ago
This Vajra Yogini is in Rashi Gempil Temple in Howell, New Jersey. My guru Kensur Rinpoche invited this from India and enshrined Her in his house next to the temple. His house was right next to the temple. I use to go and look at Her always extremely fascinated. The statue is there now and here it is. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Whenever we think we can't we should take refuge in Manjushri and do his practice and retreats and then our minds will open up more and then we will understand we can. That nothing is can't but everything should be CAN!~ Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche drew this Buddha.
2 weeks ago
Four wonderful people at a very holy and sacred location making pilgrimage. Many dakinis were sighted in this area.
2 weeks ago
Nice painting of Tibetan King Trisong Deutsen who did alot for the propagation of Dharma during his reign. He is worshipped as a Dharma king and attained being also.
2 weeks ago
Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in Canada! See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73108
2 weeks ago
The personal statue of Lord Dorje Shugden of His Holiness Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche. Very holy and sacred. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden statues to be given away
2 weeks ago
Some Dharma protectors have the special karmic link to take trance in people to speak. Gaden had a such a great oracle called Choyang Dulzin Kuten who took trance of Dorje Shugden, Setrap and Kache Marpo. This is a picture of the oracle of Gaden in full trance.
2 weeks ago
Two of the best people anyone can have as friends in their life. Left is Beng Kooi and right is Su Ming.
2 weeks ago
His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche visited me in my house in Gaden Monastery back in 1994. What an honour. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
My personal thangka. Centre is H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Left is emanating from his heart is Vajra Yogini. Right is Dorje Shugden. I am at the bottom eternally prostrating to them. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Each one of us should write a respectful letter to this temple head and try to release this poor elephant..Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Powerful!!
2 weeks ago
I want to be this Yogi in the picture. I want to be just like him deep within myself exploring the outer universe because I have conquered and mastered my inner universe. Because everything on my inside is explored, purified, cleaned and awakened, I venture out to the thousands of universes and limitless minds to bring them the truth of existence and phenomena. I wish to travel the three realms, various planes and six forms of existences. I wish to share vision of emptiness and bodhicitta which is the view to liberate the countless beings still trapped within themselves and their surroundings. I wish to be of tremendous benefit as I sit by my tree and placid lake. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Lord Buddha shows a miracle by ascending above the river into the sky to resolve a dispute
2 weeks ago
Something short and special to share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73042
3 weeks ago
I am with Dato Wira Eric and Jp to plan Kechara Forest Retreat a few years back
3 weeks ago
I love this poster next to our Kechara outlets in the shopping malls
3 weeks ago
Does this work? Has anyone tried this? Click on picture to enlarge.
3 weeks ago
Very nice picture. Keep as screensaver. It is our stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
3 weeks ago
Whatever picture you see on the feet is the internal organ you benefit when press on that area. This is Chinese reflexology. TR
3 weeks ago
On our Tsem Rinpoche's http://www.tsemrinpoche.com, a while back an article was posted "DORJE SHUGDEN: MY SIDE OF THE STORY", where Rinpoche shares about his personal journey of Dorje Shugden's practice, history and why he continues his practice even with so much personal attacks for his choice. This blog post has since reached over 100,000 now. This is news to rejoice. Many people have viewed this post and gained further knowledge on Tsem Rinpoche's relationship with Dorje Shugden and in the process learned more about the practice of Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche on this post speaks with clarity, strength and logic: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65988
4 weeks ago
There is no photo-shopping at all. Look at what is in the sky. TR
4 weeks ago
Maghada Sangmo on the top of the roof offering incense and requestiong Buddha to her home. Her relatives making offerings to naked Jain sadhus in her home. (right side). The left side sees Buddha arriving miraculously heralded by his entourage/students of Arhats riding various animal mounts. The Arhats have gained certain supernatural abilities. Buddha descends to the house and is at the door. Receives alms from Maghada Sangmo and gives dharma teachings. As a result, the city has taken refuge from listening to the Buddha and many achieve Arhatship. Due to Sangmo's devotion, faith and trust in Buddha, the Buddha arrives at her home and turns the wheel of dharma and many enter into the dharma because of this. This is a clip from a old thangka. TR
4 weeks ago
Ms. Su Ming is one of the most reliable and kindest persons I have met. It is anyone's good luck to be her friend. Here she is with her beloved nephew at Kechara Forest Retreat. May they be blessed always.
4 weeks ago
This was taken at Kechara Forest Retreat. If you click and enlarge the photo, you can see what is illuminated under the moonlight. Very nice.
4 weeks ago
This picture was taken on Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. I was around 19 years old I think. I was living in Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre under the holy guide of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I love and respect so much. I was lucky to be a young boy in a huge city like Los Angeles and living under the guidance of a great master like him. I feel I have very good karma to find this master and trust him, follow him and live with him when other teenagers were doing such different things in a big city. My interest was always dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This was my tiny small room in Gaden for the first few years. The space next to my rooms are where the cows stayed. I had a huge crack in my wall and I can see the cows and they can see me! My room leaked very badly when it rained with a separate toilet nearby. The toilet barely worked and rarely flushed and had snakes in the toilet or behind the door a few times. The manager of the place told me I can get a better room that does not leak if I raise funds to build more rooms. I was barely getting enough to eat let alone raise funds for buildings. This was back in 1988 till around 1992 I lived in the small room in Gaden Shartse Monastery. I was having such a difficult time finding sponsorship, I could not at that time. But even still I was grateful to be in Gaden and always miss it. This room has since been renovated and fixed up. It has alot of memories for me. Spiritual memories. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
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4 weeks ago
Nice Picture! Kache Marpo in full trance offering a khata to our sacred Kechara Forest Dorje Shugden statue. When Kache Marpo flings the khata (Tibetan white offerings scarf), it really just flies to the massive statue!! Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Duo Bao Jiang Si Monastery in China. Beautiful.
1 month ago
Tsem Rinpoche's immediate previous incarnation. Kentrul Thupten Lamsang of Phari.
1 month ago
Intricate Heruka. What is nice is Marpa and Milarepa is on this. Marpa initiated Milarepa into Heruka's tantra and Milarepa practiced and became enlightened from this practice. We know the famous Milarepa but he relied on Heruka for full enlightenment.
1 month ago
Beautiful Buddha image and strong message.
1 month ago
What a BEAUTIFUL Vajra Yogini. I like this so much. The face and body is so very nice. I like the flames behind Her also. This is very nicely done.
1 month ago
When we seek pleasure, we always end up in pain eventually. All phenomena is subject to compositional decay and nothing is permanent. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Do click on this picture as it really hits home. TR
1 month ago
This is such a spectacular photo of Kechara Forest Retreat. Must download and save!
1 month ago
A very meaningful picture for me with important people in my life. TR
1 month ago
This one is a real good one. TR
1 month ago
profound and powerful
1 month ago
Peace is what we need.
1 month ago
Some people have the freedom and some people don't. But all deserve it. 
2 months ago
We all have a choice of how others view us and where we end up. Have shared my thoughts here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=70726
2 months ago
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
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    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
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    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    3 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
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    3 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    3 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    3 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
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    3 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html

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When we surrender our ego to Dorje Shugden,wee give rise to wisdom and compassion. Ani Lobsang Kyabjom.~Wee KPVH
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Meditation in front of Lord Buddha in Kechara Forest Retreat with the blessings of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, on the throne. Pastor Adeline
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Phobe shared about puja with all volunteers during our weekly dharma sharing today. It was a good presentation. Thank you! Pastor Adeline
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yesterday
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**Meditate with Nature**Kechara Forest Retreat.~Wee KPVH
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Altar set up for Menlha puja. By Puja House 1 September 2015
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Dukkar Puja is a very popular puja at Puja House; mostly requested by sponsors with legal cases. By Puja House 1 September'15
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Kechara Pastors meeting on improving our services with Pastor Yek Yee at Kechara House gompa today. http://bit.ly/13EbeQe Lucy Yap
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A big Dorje Shugden puja was conducted in Puja House today for Sponsor to clear obstacles. By Puja House, 1 September 2015
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Pastor Adeline and Pat setting a positive motivation the first thing in the morning with prayers at Kechara House gompa. Our precious Guru, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche emphasizes the practical application of the Buddha's teachings in our daily lives. Read more on Rinpoche at here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qwYpuAfq1E Lucy Yap
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The divine prayer that benefits all sentient beings, Dorje Shugden & Setrap puja ( E ) is led by Pastor KH Ng weekly on Mondays at 8.00pm - 9.30 pm. Lucy Yap
yesterday
Before puja begin, Puja team will light incense offer to Buddha. By Puja Team, 1 September 2015
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During Outcall puja today, Pastor Yek Yee blessed the environment of the Sponsor's house. 31 August '15
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Dorje Shugden puja is held in Puja House today for Sponsor to clear obstacles. By Puja House 31 August'15
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Puja Team was preparing for tonight protector puja which held in Gompa every Monday. By Puja House 31 August'15
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Dukkar puja was held today for Sponsor to clear her severe illness. By Puja House 31 August'15
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Cynthia Ng led tonight's weekly Monday ( Chinese ) Dzambala puja at Kechara House gompa .Time : 8.00pm - 9.30pm. Lucy Yap
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走错路,总比不走好,起码因误会得福。不走,就真的没路了。阿尼洛桑杰舜-Wee KPVH
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When we surrender our ego to Dorje Shugden, we give rise to wisdom & compassion. Pastor Adeline

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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