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Updated: Meditation Retreat in November

Updated: Meditation Retreat in November

Nov 16, 2014 | Views: 653

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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Facebook’s founder now speaks Mandarin

Facebook’s founder now speaks Mandarin

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 178

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: 229

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: 146

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: 517

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: 483

  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: 635

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: 361

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: 321

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: 1,071

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: 743

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: 147

  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: 18,484

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: 962

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: 421

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: 288

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: 922

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: 7,421

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: 715

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: 1,268

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: 835

  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: 4,571

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: 334

  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: 207

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: 108

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: 519

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: 563

  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: 474

Do you recognize this man in the video?

The Dalai Lama opens US Senate Session with Prayers

The Dalai Lama opens US Senate Session with Prayers

Mar 7, 2014 | Views: 1,190

  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: 450

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: 906

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.

Racism?

Racism?

Jan 13, 2014 | Views: 355

I just came across this article and was shocked to learn that Malaysia falls under one of the least racially tolerant countries in the world!

Can you believe what happened to this monk?

Can you believe what happened to this monk?

Jan 13, 2014 | Views: 488

I came across this news in the morning about how this Buddhist monk in America almost died due to a robbery. He was beaten very badly that he passed...

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From Hollywood to Landfills

From Hollywood to Landfills

Jan 12, 2014 | Views: 647

Just 10 years ago, Scott Neeson was one of the most influential person in the movie industry. He was famous, wealthy and living a luxurious life in Hollywood.

My Comment on LA Times 26 years ago on Yoko Ono

My Comment on LA Times 26 years ago on Yoko Ono

Dec 3, 2013 | Views: 663

Dear all, A twitter follower of mine tweeted a link to an online article on LA Times... To my surprise, it was a letter that I had wrote in to...

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Google & Buddhism

Google & Buddhism

Nov 20, 2013 | Views: 2,154

Look at how Google is harnessing the wisdom of Buddhism to enrich the lives of their users and staff.

Buddhism in Oklahoma!

Buddhism in Oklahoma!

Nov 20, 2013 | Views: 485

Dear friends, Below is an article about these 3 wonderful Theravada monks in Oklahoma, USA spreading Buddha’s teachings. The funny thing is, these 3 monks did not know each...

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Do not miss: Malala Yousafzai

Do not miss: Malala Yousafzai

Oct 14, 2013 | Views: 1,630

Dear blog Reader friends all around the world, I have something very special to share with you today. Something very special. Something you must watch and be blessed to...

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40,000 Monks at Serthar Buddhist Institute!!

40,000 Monks at Serthar Buddhist Institute!!

Sep 30, 2013 | Views: 1,381

Dear students and friends, Take a look at the pictures below of Serthar Buddhist Institute in China! Spiritual aspirants actually built their houses around the monastery where they learn...

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Fantastic Buddha Decor Tao

Fantastic Buddha Decor Tao

Sep 3, 2013 | Views: 747

Dear friends, Look at this unique interior décor of this restaurant. It is really stunning. The enclaves for electric candles behind are beautiful. The pebble table on top sits Lord...

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Why is he crying?

Why is he crying?

Sep 2, 2013 | Views: 2,745

Please, Please, Please help me get this all over social media and the world. Please take a few minutes out to help. It cost you nothing but you will...

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Mindblowing!

Mindblowing!

Sep 2, 2013 | Views: 737

  This has to be the shortest blog post I have ever brought to you. But this one liner below is enough to blow your mind and open our thoughts....

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An 8 Year Old Buddhist in Action

An 8 Year Old Buddhist in Action

Jul 27, 2013 | Views: 1,595

Saturday, 11 May 2013    An 8 Year Old Buddhist in Action If you ask me “Do you like Buddhas?”, a picture of Green Tara pops in my head. ...

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You won’t believe this!

You won’t believe this!

Jul 19, 2013 | Views: 1,291

  There are just some events that happen that you can’t believe. There is so many different types of phenomena and they don’t always fit into our perceived experiences....

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Rich People

Rich People

Jul 13, 2013 | Views: 939

      Do you agree with this article and short video? Do you think this study is accurate? Any personal experiences you can share below? I would like...

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BEWARE! Too dangerous for you!!

BEWARE! Too dangerous for you!!

Jul 8, 2013 | Views: 1,046

We are often so busy nowadays that we find ourselves regularly grabbing a quick bite from our usual haunts. I'm sure that many of you reading this are nodding...

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Buddhist Mecca attacked

Buddhist Mecca attacked

Jul 8, 2013 | Views: 676

At 5.30am early this Sunday morning, the Mahabodhi Temple was attacked by 9 bombs. 6 exploded inside the temple complex, 3 outside the temple grounds. There was another one which...

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Crossing the Mekong river

Crossing the Mekong river

Jul 6, 2013 | Views: 8,309

The Mekong River is the 12th longest river in the world, running from the Tibetan plateau across China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The Mekong river is highly...

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BLOG CHAT

Dear blog friends,

I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

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

Tsem Rinpoche


 

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KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES

Here is the latest news and pictorial updates, as it happens, of our upcoming forest retreat project.

The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

For more information, please read here (english), here (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.



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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 12:11 PM)
    Dear everyone,

    Next week’s Blog Chat Topic will be “You and Your Imprints… How To Break Bad Habituations” here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/you-and-your-imprints-how-to-break-bad-habituations.html.

    The details:
    Date & Time: USA Friday 28 Nov @7pm PST and MALAYSIA Saturday 29 Nov @11am GMT+8

    See you again!
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 05:43 PM)
    Dear Eli Levine, It is essential to have a qualified teacher. It would be good to read up more and investigate which teacher suits your aptitude. There is many teachings on youtube also. Perhaps you can read online and watch youtube videos to decide further. I wish you luck as your wish is beneficial. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 05:41 PM)
    What is interesting is when we learn the dharma and we don’t consistently apply it we wonder why we don’t change and after a few years feel disheartened? Change is what will motivate us to reach higher achievements within dharma. It empowers us to want to achieve more as we can see results within our mind. But if we never apply consistently, contrary to feeling motivated, we will be demotivated to see our minds still the same or sometimes even creeping backwards. Blaming others for our state of mind might seem plausible in the beginning, but to a senior seasoned practitioner it does not make sense. From the side of Dharma it is totally illogical to blame others as that would negate the existence of self created karma, results and imprints. Then everything in samsara is not one’s fault would be the illogical conclusion. Therefore we will again eventually falsely conclude there is no need for enlightenment and hence there are no Buddhas to even begin with. That is the wrong path to stray towards. Taking responsibility and especially applying the teachings of Buddha to ourselves is extremely important from the beginning, middle and end. ~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Eli Levine
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 09:17 AM)
    Hello everyone! I am missing a teacher in my life and have had to learn quite haphazardly on my own and without much apparent benefit. I would like to spread dharma practice (not Buddhism, specifically) to government practice and societies as a whole. I have no idea where or how to start, although I have been refining my thoughts on the practice for about 4.5 years now.
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 05:50 AM)
    Dear Jim Yeh, What a wonderful update. Please for your next retreat, schedule it for three days and just do 5,000 migtseymas at a time. 10k is too much for a first timer alone. :) But I am happy for you. Keep it up and next time dedicate it for your family, your attainments and all beings in samsara’s enlightenment. Keep up the updates. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Nov 21. 2014 12:36 AM)
    The meeting of two prominent high lamas who uphold Je Rinpoche’s teachings and continue to spread His teachings far and wide. Read what happened when Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche meets with His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/meeting-kyabje-yongyal-rinpoche-in-new-york.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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  • Jim Yeh
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 09:33 PM)
    Dear Rinpoche,

    I hope this message finds Your Eminence in the best of health.

    I am writing to let Rinpoche know that I have just completed a Tsongkhapa retreat (10,000 Migtsemas) and have dedicated it to Rinpoche’s long life and my family.

    This was my first retreat ever and honestly, It was a very gruelling experience for both body and mind. In hindsight, I should have planned for a 3 day retreat instead of completing it in 2 days. However, this experience has taught me much and the retreat has re-energized my beliefs and practice (which I seriously needed)

    With folded hands & warmest regards,
    Jim
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:59 PM)
    Healthy and affordable meals at Kechara Oasis!

    Tel: +603 7968 1818 Kechara Oasis Jaya One
    +603 9284 1818 Kechara Oasis Viva Home

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152856085997940&set=a.10150289310142940.356867.805862939&type=1&theater
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:55 PM)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:54 PM)
    Kechara will be celebrating Tsongkhapa Day on 16 December (Tuesday) at Kechara House, SunwayMas Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya and you are cordially invited to join us for this celebration.

    If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact Kechara House Front Desk at +603 7803 3908 or email to care@kechara.com.

    http://www.kechara.com/kechara-house/events/invitation-to-lama-tsongkhapa-day-at-kechara-house/
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:33 PM)
    2015 Kechara Adults and Children Dharma class is now open for enrollment! Please contact Kechara Frontdesk for registration on +603 7803 3908 or care@kechara.com. Limited space available!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=783150091751255&set=a.372313302834938.83310.100001688142586&type=1&theater
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:31 PM)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:24 PM)
    Lama Tsongkhapa Sadhana Practice at Kechara

    Kechara will be organising a 3 days 2 nights Lama Tsongkhapa Sadhana Practice from 28 to 30 November 2014. During this programme, we will be focusing on the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa.

    If you are interested in participating, please do not hesitate to contact us at +603 7803 3908 or email to care@kechara.com.

    http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/news/lama-tsongkhapa-sadhana-practice-at-kechara/
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:23 PM)
    Kechara Oasis vegetarian restaurant is now offering Value Meals at only RM9.90+ for a meal, a drink and dessert! Value Meals are served every Monday to Friday, with a choice of two meals each day. Don’t miss out! http://www.kechara.com/dining/menus/value-meals/
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Nov 18. 2014 02:18 PM)
    Please join us on Blog Chat this Friday on US Pacific Coast time 7PM or Malaysian Greenwich Mean time +8 on Saturday 11AM to discuss and share on the “Our Neurotic Mind” post and video here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/our-neurotic-mind.html. Be prepared and see you there!

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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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Good dharma friends go a long way together as they can work together to benefit many beings. Kudos to friends in the Dharma. TR
3 days ago
Besides Willow Creek, California, this spot in Washington state is another area where many Bigfoot sightings occur frequently. TR
3 days ago
BREAKING NEWS: India has banned the import of animal tested cosmetics. Coming just few months after they banned cosmetics testing in Indian labs, the import ban now makes India the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia. Now it's time for Australia to end cruel cosmetics. My bill has been on the books for months, and the Labor and Liberal parties still haven't come to the table. It's time for action. Join our call to end cruel cosmetics. Visit http://grns.mp/end-cruel-cosmetics
4 days ago
Celebrity host Li Kim interviews Dato' Wira Eric for Kechara Magazine. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
Must go see the movie, very inspiring. Does anyone know where I can find this on DVD? Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Buddhas for gifts to people who wished to be blessed daily. It is always beneficial to wear a Buddha pendant. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Pastor Seng Piow surprised me with this Vajrapani today. Very beautiful. TR
1 week ago
A Tara presented to me by caring Beng Kooi. This statue is very special to me because Beng Kooi's motivation is pure and samaya clean. I appreciate this very much. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
My Uncle Mr. Min Hong Gui in Taiwan. I met him once when we visited Taiwan and he shared much of our family history with me. I was grateful. He is the only sibling of my mother. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Kechara Pastor Dr. Lanse doing last rites and prayers in the hospital for someone who just passed. Om Mani Peme Hung. 
2 weeks ago
This is wonderful!
3 weeks ago
Beautiful. Please share with other spiritual friends. 
4 weeks ago
This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time! I laughed till I teared..please watch: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53930
4 weeks ago
Wait till you see the pictures this photographer caught in portraits in order to evoke some feelings in us: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53879
4 weeks ago
Guess what we did on Mt Rinjani? See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53342
4 weeks ago
Modern Buddhist Fellowship members joining in celebrations in Kechara.  October 24, 2014
4 weeks ago
This is a Cockatoo named Boy. He was in a small cage alone most of the time for 22 years. The owner finally relented and let us rescue Boy and be put in a large huge outdoor aviary with friends and fresh air. He came to us on October 24, 2014. 
4 weeks ago
October 24, 2014-Pastor Shin giving a talk in Kechara House. 
4 weeks ago
October 24, 2014-Was presented with lots of flowers today. How kind. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Mark Twain once said, “Of all the creatures ever made Man is the most detestable. He’s the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.” ~ From Earthlings, http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html
1 month ago
The highest achievements are usually done alone.~Tsem Rinpoche (Sometimes the further you move up and achieve, the less people will be around or unable to keep up. Some cannot understand, accept or wish to do more and they can drop off. Some may wish you well but cannot keep up anyways. The higher your goals, the less most are able to understand or envision. Some may be even against you. But what is important is you stay focused and consistent. After all big achievements are done by only a few and not the majority. Highest achievements are usually done alone or with a very few. Stamina, vision, consistency, focus, care, responsibility and sometimes even a sense of compassion is necessary to achieve anything big. Giving up gets us nowhere, so continuing is a good option. When you make it, some will come back, many will join and the naysayers regret and wished they had stayed. Tsem Rinpoche)
1 month ago
Since I was a young boy I wished to live in this type of environment. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This is my dream home, dream location and a place where I would spiritually grow. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
"I like doing things that are going to last longer than a minute in the world."~ Christy Turlington
1 month ago
Click on this picture to enlarge and tell me what they are doing? Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest." ~ Maya Angelou
2 months ago
Mother gorilla's heart- A child fell into the gorilla cage. She broke her arms and legs and she was unconcious. A male gorilla came and tried to hurt her. Luckily, a female gorilla rescued her by chasing other gorillas away not to hurt her. This is an instinct of mother animals that take care of their babies. The mother gorilla climbed the 57 ft wall and took the girl to the zoo officer. The girl was sent to hospital and the doctor cured her. Thanks to mother gorilla's kind heart. -From FB (Please always be kind to animal. Never hurt them, kill them or eat them. Tsem Rinpoche)
2 months ago
October 3, 2014-Karen said there were even people in the Gifts Department of Kechara participating in Blog Chat today. Wonderful to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
October 3, 2014-William, Pastor David, Pastor Jean Ai and Jean Mei preparing for blog chat. Nice people here!
2 months ago
October 3, 2014-In Kechara Forest Retreat, the room is filled with Kecharians on the blog chat right now. According to Pastor Adeline who sent the photo, the whole room is buzzing with blurping sounds from blog chat!! LOL. I like this when people learn the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I've been friends with Dato' Ruby for nearly 20 years. When I asked her to head the Kechara Soup Kitchen she immediately agreed and put all her energy into making it successful. Many are benefitted by this. Kechara is committed to continuing to benefit others. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent, so don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
LOL. This guy is cute!
2 months ago
Please sign this petition. It will take five minutes to make a difference. Tsem Rinpoche https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=31967&ea.tracking.id=facebook
2 months ago
When this female named Dorothy died of heart failure, all the chimpanzee family came out of the forest to say good bye..... the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence, reported staff at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Centre. If you know chimpanzees, then you know that they are not usually silent beings. I think it’s beautiful how many of the chimps are touching each others’ shoulders.~from Butterbin
2 months ago
Praise to the Lady Buddha who eliminates all source of suffering. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
This is a cool snapshot! I love the paranormal mysteries. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Our Kechara's Dato' Ruby is on this month's cover of prestige magazine for her work in our Soup Kitchen. Congratulations to a kind lady and my good friend. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Is it time to worry? You tell me. See what I'm talking about please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53452
2 months ago
How nice that Caryl Dumaine Lamont Munson reminds us that although the contest is over, the goal of the contest is still to be achieved. See what he is talking about: Win A Manjushri: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496 Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Once in a while we step through something magical that gives us hope and we continue on. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
2 months ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
2 months ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
2 months ago
These two bright young people arrived in Los Angeles today to visit and help. They are very sincere and caring people. Glad to see them. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
If you want to read about compassion, strength, wisdom and fortitude, get this special edition of Essence. I did. Wonderful and a lot to learn from this lady of wisdom Ms. Maya Angelou. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
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  • Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29986205
    2 weeks ago
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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
    4 weeks ago
  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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    1 month ago
  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    2 months ago
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
    2 months ago
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    2 months ago
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    3 months ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    3 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    3 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    3 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    5 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    6 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    7 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    9 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    9 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    9 months ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    1 years ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    2 yearss ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    2 yearss ago

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CHAT PICTURES

Kechara Penang Study Group has completed this week Setrap puja and have 1 hour blog discussion on blog article, " You and Imprint..How to break bad habitations". The participants were so excited, hence, there was a lot of discussion involved. - Soon Huat
2 hours ago
轉個念,海阔天空。
4 hours ago
Safe are we from ourselves when we avoid the truth? Definitely not. ~H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche _Hee TS
7 hours ago
May all those drowning in delusion reach the further shore._From FB_Hee TS
7 hours ago
Think of one person in your life who always takes care of you, gives you gifts and is kind to you. What have you done for them recently? (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
7 hours ago
Eating animals is not our “GOD GIVEN RIGHT”, but being kind to them is. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
7 hours ago
Caring is really hard, but not caring is MUCH HARDER. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
7 hours ago
Leaving for Kuala Lumpur as tour ends after lunch.Join us next month for another wonderful tour to Kechara Forest Retreat.Thank You. Lucy Yap
12 hours ago
During our Kechara Ipoh Study Group recycling activities in Ipoh Garden today, one of our friends was listening with interest about the introduction of Kechara and Buddha's teachings. Kin Hoe
12 hours ago
Lunch time at Dukkar Apartments. The self-service kitchen at DA caters for the residents and guests alike. Lucy Yap
12 hours ago
They were briefed on the communal living with a unique twist, aimed at fostering mindfulness, civic conscious and awareness for others and their needs at Dukkar Apartments. Lucy Yap
12 hours ago
A visit to the historical Iconic tree with it's significance as explained by Pastor Adeline. To know more, join our next day tour to Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
13 hours ago
Watching a video on H.E.Tsem Rinpoche at Souvenir shop, the shop is well stocked with Dharma items for visitors to invite home,Tibetan inspired trinkets or a keepsake of their visit. Lucy Yap
13 hours ago
Our new visitors Mr. Fon and Ms. Kar Wei had volunteered their time and energies to help us segregating the recycle items today during our monthly recycling activities at Ipoh Garden, Perak Malaysia. Kin Hoe
13 hours ago
Today Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed our monthly recycling activities in Ipoh Garden, Perak Malaysia. May all who have contributed to our recycling activities with their items, time and energies be blessed by the 3 Jewels always with happiness and blessings. Kin Hoe
13 hours ago
They offered candles and say prayers to 8foot outdoor stone statue of Lama Tsongkapa at Wisdom Hall. Very nice group picture here. Lucy Yap
13 hours ago
Meditation session with Pastor Adeline at Wisdom Hall. Lucy Yap
14 hours ago
At Wisdom Hall, they offered khata to Rinpoche's throne, where a 13foot indoor statue of Shakyamuni,the founder of Buddhism sat majestically to bless everyone in sight. Lucy Yap
15 hours ago
Participants were delighted to see the various furry,feathered friends and the large flock of rescued birds and a pair of tortoises at the aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
15 hours ago
They were guided to Manjushri Hill, situated on a hilltop. It is named after 4 armed Manjushri, a majestic stone statue that looks over the entire valley.It is truly an amazing and spectacular sight! They were shared the importance of chanting mantras by Pastor Adeline. Lucy Yap
15 hours ago
Be not frightened of dharma but samsara.~H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche _Hee TS
15 hours ago
Interesting visit to the organic farm where Pastor Chia shared the benefits of herb plants.Visitors are invited to embrace and live with harmony with nature with breathtaking abundance of our earth through green programmes held all year round. Lucy Yap
15 hours ago
Pictures of participants offering candles and khatas at H.E.Tsem Rinpoch's cabin at Kechara Forest Retreat. Know more about this holy cabin here. http://retreat.kechara.com/plans-and-facilities/... Lucy Yap
16 hours ago
Offering Khata to H.E.Tsem Rinpoche's throne at the original cabin where Rinpoche lived, worked and conceptualised each and every step of Kechara Forest Retreat'development.To know more visit here http://retreat.kechara.com/plans-and-facilities/ Lucy Yap
16 hours ago
Beautiful setup by Pasror Gim Lee and team at Kechara Forest Retreat to welcome our guests for the day tour. Lucy Yap
17 hours ago

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