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Celebrity Buddhists

Celebrity Buddhists

Aug 20, 2014 | Views: 16,379

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: 886

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: 339

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: 219

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: 874

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: 7,193

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: 689

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: 1,148

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: 657

  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: 4,417

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: 305

  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: 145

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: 97

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: 497

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: 541

  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: 454

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: 1,179

  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: 445

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: 882

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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Racism?

Racism?

Jan 13, 2014 | Views: 342

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!

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Can you believe what happened to this monk?

Can you believe what happened to this monk?

Jan 13, 2014 | Views: 457

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: 602

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.

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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: 649

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: 2,137

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

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Buddhism in Oklahoma!

Buddhism in Oklahoma!

Nov 20, 2013 | Views: 440

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: 1,592

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: 1,306

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: 712

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: 2,684

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: 701

  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: 1,568

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: 1,220

  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: 923

      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: 1,033

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: 664

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: 8,287

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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Nun on FORBES

Nun on FORBES

Jul 6, 2013 | Views: 575

I came across this featured article about Master Cheng Yen, the founder of Tzu Chi Foundation. The work that Tzu Chi Foundation does worldwide is so incredible and impactful...

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Buddha Bar?

Buddha Bar?

Jul 6, 2013 | Views: 491

I found this interesting news about an incident in Sabah where a young boy was forced to change the name of his club which he originally named as the...

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Are you a Hotshot?

Are you a Hotshot?

Jul 6, 2013 | Views: 337

When hotshots get the call, they head to the center of blazing wildfire, an inferno that sometimes only they can stop, hotshots go where equipment can’t. These elite firefighting...

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China says OK!

China says OK!

Jul 6, 2013 | Views: 374

Dear students and friends, I came across this article a few days ago, and was pleasantly surprised to read it. China officially lifted a 17-year-old ban on allowing His...

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‘Beat the Haze’ with Kechara!

‘Beat the Haze’ with Kechara!

Jun 25, 2013 | Views: 688

Yesterday evening, in Kuala Lumpur and many parts of Malaysia, the haze was extremely terrible... it was visibly bad and many people started flocking into the pharmacy to get...

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Red on white…

Red on white…

May 17, 2013 | Views: 869

Some things you just have to see no matter how you feel. It lets you know what happens behind the scenes. Things manufacturers do not want you to see,...

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Malaysian Government shows Care

Malaysian Government shows Care

May 16, 2013 | Views: 351

I have some great news to share with everyone today!

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Mysterious Deaths…

Mysterious Deaths…

May 16, 2013 | Views: 446

Such a sad news to hear of so many whales dying off around Argentina's Patagonian Coast.

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NEW YORK school does what??

NEW YORK school does what??

May 16, 2013 | Views: 291

I just read this wonderful news about a school in New York known as Active Learning Elementary School, serves vegetarian meals to their students 5 days a week!

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(Un)expected news!!!

(Un)expected news!!!

May 16, 2013 | Views: 243

A few months ago, a few of my students got together and designed a new art book called (Un)expected. It’s a collection of never-seen-before, creative photographs of both myself...

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Pork found in Ikea’s elk lasagne

Pork found in Ikea’s elk lasagne

Apr 14, 2013 | Views: 180

  Swedish furniture giant Ikea halted sales of elkmeat lasagnes across all its European stores after a batch tested positive for pork in a Belgian lab. It was in...

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Love Edition

Love Edition

Apr 3, 2013 | Views: 260

The news is out and Kechara Media & Publications' latest release "If Not Now, When? The Love Edition" have been featured in the Right Read section in The Sun...

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Earth Hour 2013

Earth Hour 2013

Mar 20, 2013 | Views: 387

Very often, we do not realize that the things we use around us contributes to the demise of our world due to the pollution it creates to the environment....

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Dato’ Ruby – winner of the 2013 Bella Awards!

Dato’ Ruby – winner of the 2013 Bella Awards!

Mar 19, 2013 | Views: 600

On the same day as 1M4U (1 Malaysia For Youth), Dato' Ruby Khong was invited to go to the inaugural Bella Awards 2013. Bella Awards is Malaysia’s 1st women...

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1M4U Youth Convention and Concert 2013

1M4U Youth Convention and Concert 2013

Mar 19, 2013 | Views: 800

On Saturday (2 March), President of Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) Dato' Ruby Khong, Khong Jean Mei and Khong Jean Ai were invited to be speakers at the REACH OUT...

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What is a JP Thong?

What is a JP Thong?

Mar 19, 2013 | Views: 580

Dear friends, I was in my room doing some work when I received the March issue of Malaysian Tatler magazine along with a note from JP Thong stating that...

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The Khong family on NTV7

The Khong family on NTV7

Mar 19, 2013 | Views: 705

A few days ago, I received news that my long time friend and liaison, Dato' Ruby Khong and her two daughters, Liaison Khong Jean Ai and Khong Jean Mei...

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The honourable Mr. Pak Mie

The honourable Mr. Pak Mie

Feb 27, 2013 | Views: 10,574

Once in a while you come across a story that is touching from beginning to end. All of us need to be inspired. People who do things others say...

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  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 02:26 PM)
    Incredible Tsongkapa Retreat In Kechara:

    There are 24 persons who have just started a holy Tsongakapa retreat in Kechara. More and more people are engaging in Tsongkapa retreats, meditations, mantras, prayers and practice as they can feel the practice. Pastor PastorYek Yee kindly updated me on the retreat and Pastor Lanse conducted a Drukchoma (Kalarupa puja) for the success of the retreatants. I sincerely rejoice.
    It is wonderful to find the dharma. Then investigate and learn the dharma. Then adopt the dharma. Then adapt the dharma into our body, speech and mind and that is called practice. With practice we become familiar and it definitely becomes easier. To support our transformation (practice), retreats are necessary to increase merits to back up the transformations. Buddha Tsongkapa retreat is one of the best ways to collect merit, purify karma and help us to connect to our divinity. Help us to expunge old negative thinking and let go of pain and adopt new and wisdom filled ways of observing the happenings around us. A new way to observe that does not cause pain. As Tsongkapa is a Buddha, His practice will confer great blessings.

    Reciting his potent mantra (migtseyma) daily and consistently, making offerings to Tsongkapa and doing His meditations over time is excellent. I am very happy to hear there are 24 persons engaged in a short and blessed Tsongkapa retreat now in Kechara. Excellent news. Thank you for sharing. Tsem Rinpoche…
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 02:04 PM)
    I love this poem His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche wrote for his root guru, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. It never fail to bring tears to my eye. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/a-poem-to-my-teacher.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 02:01 PM)
    When we have one or two persons who brave releasing samsara and become ordained and become monks or nuns, then it will inspire others. When the sangha behave according to dharma, it will inspire many other people to take ordination also. Tsem Rinpoche

    Today another Kecharian has shaved the head and preparing for ordination as a full sangha.

    Messages from His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche on blog chat
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Aug 29. 2014 02:00 PM)
    For SIM CHIN YEE – Thank you for sharing! Please also take part in the contest and win yourself a Manjushri! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/win-a-manjushri-statue.html
  • SIM CHIN YEE
    (Thursday, Aug 28. 2014 01:21 PM)
    Hi,

    Am really cannot imagine this is still happening in Australia, “Cage Egg System” has already been banned in many countries. I will share this in FB, share it to my friends.I am sure there must be a more systematic way than this “Cage Egg System”.
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 08:59 PM)
    I get thanks and appreciations very often from people all around the world for our blog here. Majority of the people I do not have the pleasure to know who they are. Yet they write in always. They read and leave comments. We get now between 100,000 to 120,000 views per month now on the blog I am told and it is consistent ever month. I am AMAZED, HUMBLED AND HAPPY. I am glad so many around the world learn and benefit from this blog. I got two messages today. One from Penang and one from Italy thanking me for the blog and how much they learn from this blog and how much they appreciate it. It makes all the hard work worth it. Wonderful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Jay Jae
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 04:38 PM)
    RARE and precious pictures of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang. Without Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, we won’t be blessed with such a mighty Guru such as HE Tsem Rinpoche today. Brace yourselves and be showered with the rain of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52782
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Aug 26. 2014 06:21 PM)
    Dear friends, I just posted this on our LINEAGE lamas and how we should cultivate our attitude toward our lamas for successful practice: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52656 Tsem Rinpoche
    yesterday. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?nggpu=http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/photo_140825140522_0.jpg (copied from Photo on the Go at http://www.tsemrinpoche.com)
  • tsemtulku
    (Tuesday, Aug 26. 2014 07:54 AM)
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s biography has been posted here finally. Pastors David, Niral, Jean Ai and Seng Piow worked for long hours into the wee hours of the morning to get it done. I have been wanting to compile one from various sources for the longest time and add the beautiful pictures, but I hadn’t gotten around to it. I asked the four Pastors to do so last night and they were here till 6AM completing it. Then I added the finishing touches and finally finished around 8AM. It’s important to read the biography to understand this great master and why he has affected me and thousands so deeply and the lineage I belong to. To understand a teacher is to understand their guru. To understand a lineage is through the biographies of the great masters of the lineage. It is a blessing to read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52782 Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Niral Patel
    (Tuesday, Aug 26. 2014 07:25 AM)
    Easy and Effective – The practice of Tsongkhapa. Go to the link to read a beautiful prayer invoking the blessings of Lama Tsongkhapa, one of my favorite prayers!
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tsongkhapa/easy-and-effective.html
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Aug 25. 2014 11:36 PM)
    We spent around 5 hours blogging about H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s biography. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52782)—- For further interesting posts and pictures on Zong Rinpoche, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/…/cate…/kyabje-zong-rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Aug 25. 2014 08:18 PM)
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s teachings.


    Death, Rebirth & Intermediate – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtRFNUAjP9c

    Developing Compassion – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOH7zdoea4w

    Emptiness & Advice – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDvLp0AproU

    General Teaching at TDL, Los Angeles, California – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1zRT5-tABo

    General Teaching in Hotchkiss, Colorado – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BdRtUZLbO4

    Heart Sutra (Short Commentary) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK-OQq9LB2g

    Three Principle Paths – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6dnPphiyQU

    Commentary of The Hundreds Deities of the Land of Joy (Part 1 of 3, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQEUHA1QM_s

    Commentary of The Hundreds Deities of the Land of Joy (Part 2 of 3, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMuOoIdlDFA

    Commentary of The Hundreds Deities of the Land of Joy (Part 3 of 3, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIYzH0VPSCg

    Lama Chopa Commentary (Part 1 of 5, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4S11Dob_SM

    Lama Chopa Commentary (Part 2 of 5, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB-F9VM-zDA

    Lama Chopa Commentary (Part 3 of 5, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muPwJy4n3PU

    Lama Chopa Commentary (Part 4 of 5, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0WeeU-oiKg
    Lama Chopa Commentary (Part 5 of 5, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Qg0IqROO4

    Guhyasamaja (Askhobya) The Preparatory Ceremony (Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-OXhpuLjGU

    13-Diety Yamantaka Sadhana Commentary (Part 1 of 3, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPbrWgvHm-4

    13-Diety Yamantaka Sadhana Commentary (Part 2 of 3, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VkVDaGCZJM
    13-Diety Yamantaka Sadhana Commentary (Part 3 of 3, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUxSOAO1MZc

    Cittamani Tara (Part 1 of 4, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYGd3RD-smM

    Cittamani Tara (Part 2 of 4, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gkUAOfcerE

    Cittamani Tara (Part 3 of 4, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj2C9WU9NQo

    Cittamani Tara (Part 4 of 4, Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfSs1FiQ9yE

    Chod Initiation (Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hyASwFHmXQ

    Chod Practice (Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMi-iYdrCaY

    Chod Commentary (Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y37oLWNbPIo
    Chanting Chod Tsog & Story of Pilgrimage in Tibet (Requires Initiation) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVMRaUVzIac
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Aug 25. 2014 08:15 PM)
    To Your Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, The work, practices and assignments you have given me are REALLY HARD AND NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO DO. I decided to let go of my attachments, silly samsaric expectations and selfish reasonings and suddenly your instructions became so much easier for me to follow through and carry out. Until the end of my life, I will carry out your instructions my precious guru. Your instructions are much better than the ‘instructions’ given to me by my parents, peers, friends, elders and many people I met along the way. I know I will not heed what they say but will follow what you say all the way. I look at your qualities and the way you lived your life and I know your advice is correct. I just let go of my attachments and it becomes easier. I love you Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Your humble and ridiculous student, Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Aug 25. 2014 07:33 PM)
    We cannot disparage our own guru. Or no attainments will ever arise no matter how ‘diligent’ we are in our meditations. We can recite billions of mantras, but if we disparage our guru, then no sign of achievements will be obtained according to Ashvagosha in 50 Verses of Guru Devotion. If others disparage one’s guru, one is to stay firm. They also create heavy negative karma equal to destroying the dharma. Because when they disparage, they destroy the practice of many weak minded persons who had faith in their guru. Also by disparaging, we slow down the work of a true guru. The work could have benefitted many more beings. The best is to be silent if we are practitioners. People who give up their guru and go to another guru will never gain attainments also according to Pandit Ashvagosha.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Aug 25. 2014 07:16 PM)
    Keng Tan: Thank you Rinpoche for these tremendously beautiful write-up and photos of the illustrious masters. Indeed although the Buddha passed on The Truth Teachings, it is the living illustrious masters such as HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, that a student must pay utmost reverence. I read once that once Naropa manifested the mandala of Heruka and asked his disciple Marpa who he should prostrate first. Marpa prostrated to the mandala of Heruka first. Naropa said that was a mistake as He, Naropa, was the One who manifested it. As a consequence, Naropa predicted the lineage would not pass through the veins of Marpa’s family. The message being, one’s devotion to one’s Guru must be strong for one’s dharma to grow, for the blessings of the deities to be with one. And one should Never disparage one’s Guru. Thank you for being my/our family’s Guru. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52656 (shared by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche on http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/chat)

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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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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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I get thanks and appreciations very often from people all around the world for my blog (www.tsemrinpoche.com). Majority of the people I do not have the pleasure to know who they are. Yet they write in always. They read and leave comments on the blog also. We get now between 100,000 to 120,000 views per month now on my blog I am told and it is consistent ever month. I am AMAZED, HUMBLED AND HAPPY. I am glad so many around the world learn and benefit from my humble blog. I received two messages today. One from Penang (North Malaysia) and one from Italy thanking me for the blog and how much they learn from my blog and how much they appreciate it. It makes all the hard work worth it. Wonderful. Thank you everyone for the learning and feedback. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
2 days ago
We spent around 5 hours blogging about H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche's biography. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52782)---- For further interesting posts and pictures on Zong Rinpoche, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/.../cate.../kyabje-zong-rinpoche
4 days ago
His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche with his two disciples H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Perfect triad of blessings. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 days ago
Dear friends, I just posted this on our LINEAGE lamas and how we should cultivate our attitude toward our lamas for successful practice: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52656 Tsem Rinpoche
4 days ago
Tsem Rinpoche: The most BEAUTIFUL Dharma wallpaper downloads in both English and Chinese language here for FREE: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=7052 and many free high resolution Buddha picture downloads here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52713
5 days ago
Wonderful! Today I went out briefly from my retreat and I found a BEAUTIFUL holy Dalai Lama pendant in a store. Am not going out much these days at all. It's nice to have His Holiness close to my heart. I wore the pendant immediately. When I was a child, people had similar ones and I always wanted one. Many of the Kalmyk people would wear it. Now I have one of my own. I really like it. Tsem Rinpoche.. Myself requesting H.H. Dalai Lama to bestow on me ordination: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=19322
5 days ago
This is important to read, see and contemplate. Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
What is on your altar? Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52604
7 days ago
My little 4 inch Bigfoot figurine arrived today also. I sure like seeing this fellow around. Makes me feel like he belongs around my environment.
7 days ago
A beautiful Lord Manjushri arrived and He is in standing form. Absolutely beautiful. only around 8 inches in height and very graceful. I really treasure all forms of Manjushri and He is gracing my working table where I can see him very clearly. I offer incense to Him throughout the day as I do my work. I like to have incense and offerings throughout the day as much as possible. In fact 24 hours a day.
7 days ago
Read this book by John Blofeld over 30 years ago. Now getting another copy of it to re-read. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
An EXCITING contest going on now! It starts today August 21, 2014-September 4, 2014. Anyone from anywhere around the world may join in!!! You have a chance to win a fabulous Manjushri statue and some wonderful great books. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496
1 week ago
The Shwedagon Great stupa in Myanmar, it holds the hairs of Buddha Shakyamuni. Very holy and worthy of a visit. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Great words of wisdom from Bruce Lee. Must read. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
This is corn that is grown on our Kechara Forest Retreat land in Malaysia,. Fantastic!!!!! Julia said it's very juicy and sweet! Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Locked up her whole life. Never sees sunshine, grass, dirt, or the sky. She is forced to lay eggs constantly and daily. She does so until she's dead, then they send her to be eaten. She has no feathers and can barely stand due to no space and sunlight. She is locked in this tiny space always.
2 weeks ago
Wonderful plants to have in the room. 
2 weeks ago
Amazing Rescue: Last week in Goalpara, India, train passengers spotted this baby elephant struggling in a muddy ditch and had the conductor stop the train, so they could keep the elephant company and feed it local vegetation until a rescue team arrived!-from FB
2 weeks ago
Beautiful outdoor large Lord Buddha in Bhutan.
2 weeks ago
The discovery of this giant Sonoran Desert Toad yesterday outside the Chiricahua Desert Museum the locals are sure this toad is responsible for the loss of their pets This toad weighed in at 57 pounds, that was after it dispensed about 2 gallons of urine during its capture. the largest native toad in North American does not typically get any larger than about 1.5 pounds length of 7.5 inches this is a new world record. -from FB
2 weeks ago
Kalarupa thangka sent to me by Pastor JJ. Thank you so much.
2 weeks ago
This is wonderful. Full of thought and deep. Please read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is one of my MOST favorite science fiction movies of all time. It's a little B-rated, but I find it super cool still. LOL. Do watch and leave a comment and let me know what you think: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=34750
3 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche was said to be a fully attained great lama. He was one of the greatest teachers of his time. He has achieved one-ness with his Yidam Heruka Chakrasamvara. There was many indications of this. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
My bigfoot area in my room with books and statues..
4 weeks ago
Great Buddha Tsongkapa.
4 weeks ago
There are more Buddhist Priests, Ministers and Pastors now. This is a wonderful trend. Do see what a great job Rev Christina Yanko is doing in Canada: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52129
4 weeks ago
If everyone can realize this would eliminate so many problems.
1 month ago
This is one of the best Avalokitesvara thangkas I have ever seen. I rarely see an Avalokitesvara that draws me or I really like. I am very particular about thangka paintings. But this one is really done by a super skilled artist. The eyes are perfect and the gaze is the correct angle of calm/contemplativeness. The lips, nose and proportions are stunning. The coloring and feel is regality and serenity with great compassion. He feels alive. I would love to get a copy of this very much. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Look at this massive thangka of the Lord of Wisdom Manjushri in Tibet. The bigger the thangka it is believed, the more blessed the area will be. See all the people congregated around it to pay homage and make offerings. Amazing. May you all be blessed by this too and be connected to Manjushri. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
There is a devil there is no doubt, but is he trying to get into us or trying to get out? ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
These fresh tomatoes just plucked from our garden here in our USA Ladrang. Tomatoes are some of my favorite foods. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We had some very special guests come to volunteer at Kechara? Guess who they were? And they turned out to be very humble in their works that night. Please see the love and care: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51852
1 month ago
This is so true. When teach dharma to some and ask them to change or explain why, they reject and become unhappy and speak ill. 
1 month ago
If my endurance of so much suffering these past years have benefitted you and took some away from you, then it was not in vain and I am content and I would take more.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
A sketch by a eye witness in California-1987
2 months ago
Existing is not true existence but mere labelling because the causes removed, we are empty.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
People from different parts of the world who have no prior obvious connections can connect to do dharma together. This is wonderful because what we did in the past together can manifest in the present again to continue where we left off. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
ELEPHANT WEEPS AFTER RESCUE: A 50-year-old elephant that had spent much of his life shackled in chains, wept when he was finally freed from captivity. "Raju" had tears streaming down his face, as wildlife rescuers released him. SHARE this amazing story. -Details of Raju's rescue: http://kiro.tv/AmazingElephantStory
2 months ago
This is profound and the secrets to our success or failure. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Are you the sign of the pig? Do you want to know more about yourself? It would be interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=23608
2 months ago
Vegetables harvested from our garden in our USA residence today...nice. TR
2 months ago
See who are in these nice pictures and how they are connected to me please....I just posted the Gratitude series #2...do take a look: See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
2 months ago
Powerful!!
2 months ago
Having a healthy strong body is important so we can take care of the people and animals around us, to do our dharma practice and to be able to contribute to society. Practices like Je Tsongkapa and Amitayus are very helpful for extending our life energies and healing from within. I spoke about it: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=29398
2 months ago
There are over 75,182 views of this post already! It's on horoscopes and how compatible you are with someone or not compatible and why. Perhaps it would be good to understand why someone so close could have or not have conflicts with you. Find out about yourself and understand your character: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=24905
2 months ago
Dear friends, This is a very good documentary on bigfoot. It is very scientific and examines a new footage of a bigfoot running very fast. Examines and gives you reasons why this cannot be a man or a person in a suit..very nice. I've not seen this one before. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUhKhv3Z-I
2 months ago
Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
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Videos On The Go

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  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    16 hours 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
    1 week ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    2 weeks ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    2 weeks ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    3 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.
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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
    4 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
    4 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
    6 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
    6 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.
    6 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    7 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
    10 months 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
    10 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    11 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    12 months 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!!!
    1 years ago
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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.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
    1 years ago
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    2 yearss ago
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago

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在生命中毫无成就的孩子,也就是那群不会事奉他们父母亲的孩子。他们的表现反映了本性和自私的程度有多深。 ~詹杜固仁波切 http://weibo.cn/comment/kvugIU?uid=1837031263&rl=0#cmtfrm From: June Tang (Khjb)
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残酷的行为让你被唾弃、讨厌及回避。你不该承受这样的对待,也勿制造这样的因。治愈他人的同时治愈自己。 ~詹杜固仁波切 http://weibo.cn/comment/kvumoS?uid=1837031263&rl=0#cmtfrm From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Win a Manjushri? Dear friends, I came across this article and video and it really broke my heart. I wish so much to share this with you. Please don’t say you find it hard to watch if you are taking meat or such. I am not criticizing you, just trying to create awareness. What happens to animals really touches my heart and affects me very much. Please read through the article and watch the video a few times. I am holding a contest to create awareness of this situation. ~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/win-a-manjushri-statue.html Or view the video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/battery_hens.flv From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Some children are wiser than adults. ~ Lama Yeshe _Hee TS
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Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. ~ Albert Einstein _Hee TS
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True compassion is possible if we put an effort into developing it.~H.E.Tsem Rinpoche_Hee TS
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CHALLENGE YOURSELF to go beyond your comfort zone. When you do that, it is actually an attainments. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
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Tsongkhapa Retreat participants were circumambulating Widsom Hall and Vajrayogini Stupa at KFR_PB
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24 persons entering Tsongkapa retreat as a group in Kechara_PB
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By circumambulate The Vajra Yogini Stupa & around Wisdom Hall. Mark the begin of Lama Tsongkhapa Retreat for 24 retreatants at Kechara Forest Retreat.
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Giving is a virtue to be practised continuously. Pastor JJ generously giving Matthew a Tsongkhapa statue to encourage him on his practise. - Carmen
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Ready for Tsongkhapa Retreat , 3days 2 nights at Kechara Forest Retreat
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Mr Khor sending his regular donation of provisions to our soup kitchen today. Justin@KSK
23 hours ago
如果我这辈子只活到80岁,那首20年就是决定我接下来60年要活得好还是不好的关键。但如果你知道这80年一次的生命,犹如海洋里的一滴水,而你还是必须不断地经历轮回,那所谓的20年真的就是形成或者设好你一生的一辈子吗?事实上,生命中的每一年都是这辈子及下辈子形成的关键。 ~詹杜固仁波切 http://weibo.cn/comment/k9i6ku?uid=1837031263&rl=0#cmtfrm From: June Tang (Khjb)
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