Food & Recipes

Dr Jiang’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Dr Jiang’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Aug 21, 2014 | Views: 3,185

Dr Jiang   Dr Jiang has shared his knowledge of very healthy food that I would like to share with everyone. These recipes can make a radical boost to...

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Borscht Soup

Borscht Soup

Jun 30, 2014 | Views: 155

Dear friends, When I was younger and didn’t really care much about this food or that food, I didn’t realize what a spectacular cook my Mom was. She can...

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The Restaurant

The Restaurant

Mar 19, 2014 | Views: 1,677

  Or view the video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/TsemRinpocheSavingLivesAtARestaurant.flv Nice video of our little mission of saving the lives of fishes, eels and frogs destined to end up...

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Saffron

Saffron

Mar 16, 2014 | Views: 444

  Saffron is a medicinal spice that contains several carotenoid compounds which have potent anti-depressant, anti-oxidant, and anti-cancer properties. Saffron is also a good source of minerals and vitamins...

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We learned from the best!

We learned from the best!

Jan 13, 2014 | Views: 507

Everyone knows that I am a big fan of Indian food. I started to like Indian food when I first went to India in 1987.

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Got something good for you!

Got something good for you!

Jan 13, 2014 | Views: 629

I came across this vegan website that shares a whole variety of Burger recipes that look really delicious!

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Recipe: Bone Nourishing Soup

Recipe: Bone Nourishing Soup

Sep 1, 2013 | Views: 1,092

Dear students and friends, I would like to share with everyone another great recipe that Mrs Chuah (fondly known as Madam Chuah) taught the Ladrang kitchen to make. It is...

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What’s purple and good for you?

What’s purple and good for you?

Jul 26, 2013 | Views: 467

      15 Health Benefits of Grapes Juice..!!! 1) Flavonoids found in grape juice raise the level of HDL (good) cholesterol. This prevents blockage of arteries and the...

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Poori

Poori

Jul 10, 2013 | Views: 816

One of my favorite food is Poori, an India style bread that is commonly eaten for breakfast along with other vegetarian side dishes.

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Making Nepali Momos

Making Nepali Momos

Jun 25, 2013 | Views: 1,677

I want to share with you a healthy and delicious recipe for everyone to try out themselves. I really enjoy eating momos, and one of our kitchen helper in...

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Easy way to clean your kidneys

Easy way to clean your kidneys

May 4, 2013 | Views: 19,291

    CLEAN YOUR KIDNEYS Years pass by and our kidneys are filtering the blood by removing salt, poison and any unwanted entering our body. With time, the salt...

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Vegetarian Tomato Stew with “Meatballs”

Vegetarian Tomato Stew with “Meatballs”

Mar 19, 2013 | Views: 420

Recently, Datin Jennifer has been coming to the Haven (my residence) once a week to cook lunch for me and my Ladrang staff.

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Natural flavored water

Natural flavored water

Jan 7, 2013 | Views: 29,077

This morning, I came across this wonderful website that teaches you how to make flavored water using fruits and herbs. I thought that I'd give it a try... The...

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Can you make some of these for me?

Can you make some of these for me?

Dec 29, 2012 | Views: 594

A while back, I came across this website called Post Punk Kitchen. It was started in 2003 by a lady named Isa Chandra Moskowitz from Brooklyn, New York. I...

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Baking to enlightenment!!!

Baking to enlightenment!!!

May 5, 2012 | Views: 544

While she was at it, a group of my younger students decided to help her out...did they really help her out or mess things out? hehe watch the video...

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This is something you have to read!

This is something you have to read!

Mar 18, 2012 | Views: 861

When I am healthy, I can do more Dharma to serve others. By cutting down on meat, we will also be able to save many animals from being slaughtered...

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CANCER FOR BREAKFAST?

CANCER FOR BREAKFAST?

Jan 16, 2012 | Views: 852

A research was recently done by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and they have found that eating 50 grams of processed meat a day can increase the risk...

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Top 50 Breakfasts From Around The World

Top 50 Breakfasts From Around The World

Dec 28, 2011 | Views: 1,455

Every morning, we all get up and eat the breakfast that we’re most accustomed to. Most of us in the “Western” world wake up to toast and cereal. To...

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Recipes: Dessert

Recipes: Dessert

Sep 28, 2011 | Views: 755

Dessert (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/desserts) Index Cherry Chocolate Chunk Mini Loaves Raspberry Truffle Brownies Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Crunch Topping Marbled Banana Bread Peanut Butter Caramel Apples Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf Old Fashioned...

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Recipes: Stews

Recipes: Stews

Sep 27, 2011 | Views: 519

Stews (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/stew) Index: Seitan Porcine Beef Stew Eggplant & Black Eyed Pea Curry Dilly Stew with Rosemary Dumplings Mushroom Hot Pot Okra Gumbo with Chickpeas & Kidney Beans Chana...

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Recipe: Sauces

Recipe: Sauces

Sep 25, 2011 | Views: 198

Sauces (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/sauces) Index Roasty Soba Bowl with Miso Tahini Sunflower Mac Bestest Pesto Cashew Queso Spaghetti Pomodoro with Grilled Tempeh Romesco Pizza with Caramelized Onion & Squash Sanctuary Dip...

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Recipe: Sandwich

Recipe: Sandwich

Sep 10, 2011 | Views: 363

Sandwich (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/sandwich/) Index: Flatbreads with Creamy Red Pepper Scallion Spread Jerk Sloppy Joes with Coconut Creamed Spinach Quarter Pounder Beet Burger Carefree Curry Burgers Cucumber Avocado Tea Sandwiches with...

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Our 1st Tea House in  Shanghai!!!!

Our 1st Tea House in Shanghai!!!!

Sep 8, 2011 | Views: 2,815

On 27 August 2011, Kechara Tea House (KTH) officially opened in Shanghai!! The official opening was spread over two days: a cocktail party on 27 August and a brunch...

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Recipes: Cookies

Recipes: Cookies

Sep 5, 2011 | Views: 116

Cookies (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/cookie) Index: Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf Orange Cranberry Muffins The Best Pumpkin Muffins Brown Sugar Peach Muffins Mocha Chip Muffins Marionberry Lavender Scones 1. Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf   Recipe:...

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Recipe: Gluten Free

Recipe: Gluten Free

Sep 2, 2011 | Views: 332

Gluten Free (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/gluten-free) Index Tamale Shepherd’s Pie Pesto Risotto With Roasted Zucchini Roasty Soba Bowl With Miso Tahini Mango Fried Rice Sunflower Mac Scallion Mashed Potatoes Caramelized Beets...

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Recipe: Soups

Recipe: Soups

Sep 2, 2011 | Views: 451

Soups (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/soups-recipe/) Index: Roasted Potato & Fennel Soup Alphabet Soup Okra Gumbo with Chickpeas & Kidney Beans Mushroom Barley Soup with Fresh Herbs Pesto Soup with Gnocchi, Beans &...

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Recipe: Muffins

Recipe: Muffins

Sep 2, 2011 | Views: 94

Muffins (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/muffins/) Index: Orange Cranberry Muffin The Best Pumpkin Muffin Brown Sugar Peach Muffin Mocha Chip Muffin Marionberry Lavender Scones   1. Orange Cranberry Muffin Recipe: 2 cups all...

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Recipes: Breakfast

Recipes: Breakfast

Sep 1, 2011 | Views: 255

Breakfast (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/breakfast) Index Puffy Pillow Pancakes Marbled Banana Bread Apple Pie Pancakes Blackened Scrambled Tofu & Garlicky grits Smoky Maple Sausages Fresh Corn Johnnycakes Raspberry Jam Swirl Crumbcake Cinnamon...

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Recipes: Entree

Recipes: Entree

Aug 15, 2011 | Views: 237

Entree (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/entrees) Index Summer Seitan Saute with Cilantro & Lime Flatbreads with Creamy Red Pepper Scallion Spread Jerk Sloppy Joes with Coconut Creamed Spinach Tamale Shepherd’s Pie Pesto Risotto...

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Recipes: Low Fat

Recipes: Low Fat

Aug 14, 2011 | Views: 182

Low Fat (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/low-fat/) Index Roasty Soba Bowl with Miso Tahini Cherry Chocolate Chunk Mini Loaves Seitan Porcine Beef Stew Raspberry Truffle Brownies Hottie Black Eyed Peas with Ginger Mashed...

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Recipes: Appetizers

Recipes: Appetizers

Jul 19, 2011 | Views: 207

Appetizers (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/appetizer) Index Baked Garlic Curry Fries Simple Italian Sausages Cashew Queso Scalloped Potatoes and Eggplant Bacon Eggplant Bacon Cucumber Avocado Tea Sandwiches with Dill & Mint Portland Porch...

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QUINOA – A Super Grain I like!!

QUINOA – A Super Grain I like!!

Jul 3, 2011 | Views: 1,265

 I found Quinoa posted on facebook.  Read more on it…I am so amazed that this is such good substitute for rice, which I like, but the best part is...

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Recipes: Curry

Recipes: Curry

Jul 1, 2011 | Views: 194

Curry (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/curry) Index Eggplant & Black Eyed Pea Curry Carefree Curry Burgers Mushroom Hot Pot Chana Masala Red Curry Soup with Rice & Purple Kale Broccoli Curry Udon Red...

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My favourite vegetables & fruits

My favourite vegetables & fruits

Jun 20, 2011 | Views: 1,156

I have consulted a few doctors (Chinese and Western) and they have advised me to lose some weight, through both exercise and my diet. I have tried going on...

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What is a Steamboat?

What is a Steamboat?

Jun 7, 2011 | Views: 2,137

Steamboat, or hotpot, is essentially a big pot that is kept at a constant hot temperature. The pot contains a soup stock that is prepared before-hand...

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Another Kechara Vegetarian Restaurant Opens (Viva Mall)

Another Kechara Vegetarian Restaurant Opens (Viva Mall)

May 15, 2011 | Views: 1,121

When I first requested Liaison Irene Lim, who is one of my oldest students and a friend for 19 years now, to open up a Vegetarian restaurant for Kechara,...

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Kechara Oasis Chefs in Action!

Kechara Oasis Chefs in Action!

May 15, 2011 | Views: 295

Irene has been a long time student, friend and assistant for me for over 19 years. I have met her for the first time in Kuala Lumpur when I gave...

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Kechara Vegetarian Express!

Kechara Vegetarian Express!

Mar 21, 2011 | Views: 497

I received the good news  of the opening of Kechara Vegetarian Express today at our hub in Sunwaymas. Kechara Vegetarian Express (KVE) is a new express lunch take-away stall by...

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Tantras, Vases, Finances, Meat & Thoughts…..

Tantras, Vases, Finances, Meat & Thoughts…..

Mar 16, 2011 | Views: 763

  In the tantras such as Tara, White Tara, Vajrapani, Manjushri, Saraswati, Tsongkapa, Dukkar, Avalokitesvara, Oserchenma, Maitreya, etc, it is highly recommended you do not eat meat/eggs when you...

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Thanks Martin Bosnev (aminos)

Thanks Martin Bosnev (aminos)

Mar 15, 2011 | Views: 158

2011/03/15 at 3:10 am Dear Rinpoche, I want to share my very little experience with vegetarianism. I found that eating mock meat or soya meat is crucial for me...

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Vegetarian Hotdogs by ‘Master Chef’ Sengpiow

Vegetarian Hotdogs by ‘Master Chef’ Sengpiow

Mar 13, 2011 | Views: 596

I woke up this morning and guess what? Sengpiow made me vegetarian hot dogs American style….what a nice surprise…Yes the meat is made from Vegetables!!  It tastes really good…It...

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Great Vegetarian restaurant – Anada Bhavan in Singapore!

Great Vegetarian restaurant – Anada Bhavan in Singapore!

Feb 7, 2011 | Views: 767

There is one opposite Mustafa Centre, Serangoon (Little India). Whenever I visit Singapore, I visit Mustafa’s. You can find almost anything inside and open 24 hours. Can you imagine...

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Sandwiches for Kecharian Staff!

Sandwiches for Kecharian Staff!

Jan 9, 2011 | Views: 152

The people in Kechara work very hard.  Most people don’t see what goes behind the scenes, but most of them work till late with the sole motivation to spread...

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Khukri and ‘Nepal’ Street

Khukri and ‘Nepal’ Street

Jan 8, 2011 | Views: 734

  KB recommended a wonderful Nepalese restaurant in downtown KL. Yesterday I had to get somethings in that area and went with a group to THE KHUKRI  to try....

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Recipes: Grilling

Recipes: Grilling

Jan 3, 2011 | Views: 69

Grilling (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/grilling) Index Flatbreads with Creamy Red Pepper Scallion Spread Spaghetti Pomodoro with Grilled Tempeh Grilled Peaches with Ginger Coconut Caramel Ancho Lentil Soup with Grilled Pineapple Perfect Grilled...

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Recipes: Cupcakes

Recipes: Cupcakes

Jan 1, 2011 | Views: 117

Cupcakes (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/cupcakes-recipe) Index 1. Vanilla Bean Cupcakes With Chocolate Ganache 2. Green Tea Cupcakes with Almond Flowers 3. Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes Vanilla Bean Cupcakes With Chocolate Ganache    ...

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Recipes: Christmas

Recipes: Christmas

Jan 1, 2011 | Views: 84

Christmas (Source: http://www.theppk.com/category/recipe/christmas) Index 1. Wild Rice Salad With Oranges & Roasted Beets 2. Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf 3. Cornbread Stuffing With Pears And Pecans Wild Rice Salad With Oranges &...

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Madam Chua’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Madam Chua’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Dec 16, 2010 | Views: 1,708

The lovely Mdme Chua on the left who is a lady that’s very caring, very helpful and quietly feeds everyone….I’ve known her for 18 years now. She is pictured...

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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 12:06 PM)
    6 secs ago
    Tsem Rinpoche: If we don’t learn dharma, then when obstacles arise in our mind which is often, we cannot apply dharma remedies and dharma methods. When we just work and eat and live and not learn dharma, then we can only apply secular methods which will only yield temporary results. Hence samsara continues on and on. It is important to read/listen to the many articles here on dharma and refresh ourselves and discuss here together without winning or losing, so that our knowledge can grow. With knowledge, when obstacles arise, then easier for us to apply dharma methods and remedies and solve our problems to continue. If we continue this way, we will advance. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 12:06 PM)
    If we don’t learn dharma, then when obstacles arise in our mind which is often, we cannot apply dharma remedies and dharma methods. When we just work and eat and live and not learn dharma, then we can only apply secular methods which will only yield temporary results. Hence samsara continues on and on. It is important to read/listen to the many articles here on dharma and refresh ourselves and discuss here together without winning or losing, so that our knowledge can grow. With knowledge, when obstacles arise, then easier for us to apply dharma methods and remedies and solve our problems to continue. If we continue this way, we will advance. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 11:01 AM)
    Dear friends around the world,



    This is so wonderful that all of you are discussing dharma here on my blog chat (www.tsemrinpoche.com). I am so glad to see this every Friday on US Pacific Coast time 8PM. For next Friday (September 26, 2014) sharing on blog chat, please study up on LOVE WITHOUT AGENDA: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/love-without-agenda.html . We will discuss about these two reads. You will learn more and more as you read and discuss here. I rejoice when you learn more. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 11:39 PM)
    For Od Howell – Thank you so much for sharing and your interest in His Eminence’s aunt Princess Nirgidma. Princess Nirgidma is indeed a remarkable and very intelligent lady who could hold her own with the men.

    Pastor Jean Ai shared that “she had a traditional Torghut upbringing but thanks to her father who believed his children should have a Western education, she was also visionary for her time. I mean, an Asian woman married to a French diplomat? And fluent in French, and as well as English, Chinese and Russian? And holding conversations and intellectual discourses with men in a time when women were to be seen and not heard? Talk about forging a path for Mongolian women.” http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/my-great-aunt-the-princess.html

    There’s another article you might like also http://www.dayarmongol.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6535:2011-12-09-16-03-45&catid=24&Itemid=300061

    I’m sorry to inform you also that His Eminence has never met her and is not in contact with any of them in the family so we can not help with your request any further.

    I wish you all the best with your research on Princess Nirgidma and looking forward to your fruitful results in the near future.

    With best wishes,
    Pastor Adeline
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 10:34 PM)
    The Bionic Woman never remained quiet and hide or avoid – I LIKE PEOPLE WHO TAKE ACTION and not watch and remain silent when something can and should be done. I guess taking action to me is an expression of compassion in action and that is why we are Buddhists/spiritual. We have to be Buddhists in action, not in name only. Whatever religion we believe in or are theists, we are still human who can take good positive action to make a difference and we should make a difference. We should always try to make a difference. Life is not about only good things for ourselves, but the difference we can make in others’ lives. This is so important. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/good-influences.html
  • Toh Cheng See
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 12:32 AM)
    Thank you Rinpoche . The narration of the relationship between Milarepa and Marpa was so entertaining that one will remember it always.
    The training that Milarepa has to undergo reminds me of the Shaolin Temple shows where the student is made to carry water or rocks from distance river or quarry and how the master made the student work tirelessly to train their mind, to clear away the preconception mind one has.
    It is so like us to have this attitude. I have seen this happening to people where for example they did something good or credible they have this projection that others should “look up at them” or “treat them like a VIP” and when all this does not happen they get angry and their ego comes in and they create so much trouble for others .
    It is true that upbringing plays a big role . For example if a little toddler happens to walk and trip and if adults rush quickly to pick them up and start saying “oh you poor thing ” and then tells the child “let us beat the floor cause the floor made you fall” and the adult then goes to use hand to “beat the floor” what the child learns is “it’s never my fault, it’s always the fault of others”. This is crazy but I think most of you have seen adults doing this when a child falls.
    I notice also in family with a few kids , the oldest are usually more stable and matured while the younger ones tends to be more “baby” even though they have grown up to be adults. This happens cause the oldest child are more independent when they are young, having to do most things themselves . Then comes little brother or sister and the older sibling loves playing the role of the older brother and sister. The older sibling will always run to the younger ones to help in just almost everything . Maybe younger one drops a toy and instead of picking it up himself and older sibling quickly dash over to pick up for the younger one. Thus the younger child will grow up with the preconception that others will be always at their feet doing everything for them and how they should be treated and when things don’t go their way their mind becomes neurotic.
    Thus like Milarepa , one needs to change one’s attitude and preconception mind.
    I will use the story of Milarepa to remind myself not to have a preconception of how things should be .
    Thank you once again Rinpoche for this entertaining but educational video.
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 10:38 PM)
    It is amazing what happened to a neighborhood in Oakland. You have to see this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53083
  • Od Howell
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 06:39 PM)
    dear his eminence tsem rinpoche,
    although i should work on my disertation about the genocide in mongolia in 1937 as an effect from russian communist policy i can not resist continue to do research about your aunt nirgidma, since i found her story in internet by accident. is it that i am myself half mongolian half german, growing up in both cultures or does she appear to me as a spiritual sister to my beloved grandfather, son of a mongolian nobleman, who studied in 1926 in germany as one of the first mongolian students, i am so much fascinated about her. in opposite to my grandfather who was persecuted by the communists and even arrested twice for political reasons nirgimda seamed to had a happy end. i bought her publication she made 1937 in paris with old mongolian folk songs and gave it this summer when i was in mongolia to my relative, a famous composer, who said he never heard these songs before. i cant let go the idea of writing a book about her and record the songs again for the mongolians of nowerdays. it is very hard to find information in internet. today i even read the whole correspondence between teilhard de chardin and lucile swan to find fragments about nirgidma and it was a kind of revelation. your excellency, can you help me to find her children or any other descendants to find out, if a publication is wished by the family? we mongolians had a very difficult history within the past hundred years and this princess makes us so proud to know that she existed. when the russians banned buddhist religion in mongolia and even changed the alphabet from old mongolian into russian cyrillic letters it was a cut off from the mongolian culture and their traditions.
    i would also like to know if tsedn dorzhi, nirgidmas half brother who stayed in china is still alive? he must be very old now. i hope very much to hear from you, may all the love and peace be with you, yours sincerely, od
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:53 PM)
    Question asked by Maria
    Your Excellency,
    Greetings of love and peace. I am embarassed with my question but I am taking the courage to do so – why is it that during my recitation and meditation practice I am greatly disturbed by a sudden noise as if someone intentionally kicks the furnitures or noise from the incense and candle burning? I can feel shadows also in the room where I do my practice. I would like to know if there is a remedy on this because I get really startled each time thus preventing me from learning full concentration. The noises start to happen when my body begins to heat up. Is this a sign of obstacle Thank you Your Eminence.


    Response by tsemtulku
    Dear Maria, many experience what you experience. It’s sometimes ‘common’. Do Sindongma’s prayer and mantra for one round before starting your practice daily and the ‘shadows’ will dispel with time. I wish you luck. Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/protection-from-black-magic-and-spirits.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:49 PM)
    From His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    Today was not a very good day for me. I was washing in the shower and the shower is very small and always had a problem due to lack of air. So I had hyperventilated and starting blacking out and hard to breathe. I had this problems for months now, but only today I almost blacked out. Lucky Pastor Seng Piow was around to help me and wipe me down and get me to a chair. Also when showering due to my weight, my back hurts and hard to wash the legs, so when I bend to wash, it is very difficult. Need a chair in the shower, but cannot fit one. Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for your help and wiping me down. Now I am better with the fan on me.

    (wwww.tsemrinpoche.com/chat)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:48 PM)
    This is a special statue of Je Tsongkapa. It was made during Tsongkapa’s time by a student and offered to Him. It is said to resemble Tsongkapa very much. And this holy statue is now housed in Tashi Lunpo Monastery, Shigatse Tibet. To see, hear and contemplate Je Tsongkapa is so meaningful and collect one aeons of merits. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?nggpu=http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/moby-to-6avv7a.jpg

    Taken from PHOTO ON THE GO
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:45 PM)
    From His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    Pastor Seng Piow found a person from China who can do treatment on neck, shoulder, shoulder blades and back pain problems. Went to try and the diminutive person was strong and quite effective. After searching for months, finally found one that is effective and reasonably priced too. Those areas were painful for a few weeks and today there is some relief. Much better.

    (wwww.tsemrinpoche.com/chat)
  • Pastor Jay Jae
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 07:46 AM)
    你知道吗?藏传佛教的法会,自修或共修时的唱诵有分细、慢、长、柔和、忿怒等的美妙乐音。这些音调来自虚空,来自传承祖师聆听了来自空行母或本尊自身的微妙唱诵而编排,非为行者自己编辑。

    其含义包括运用音声做供养和赞叹三宝诸尊的功德。同时是修炼自身的气、脉和明点使其得加持行者的凡夫身为适合的容器接受佛法和密法的流露。并可获得身心自在。

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlOz2Dxy6Jk
  • Pastor Jay Jae
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 05:01 PM)
    忏悔无喜悲,是空性的本体
    忏悔无宗派,是心灵的坦诚
    忏悔无责罚,是生命的责任
    忏悔无对错,是除习的明理

    忏悔的依靠,是正觉的如来
    忏悔的悔过,是内心的佛性
    忏悔的补缺,是更新的开始
    忏悔的决心,是修行的根本

    忏悔的心声,是悲哀的沉重
    忏悔的心理,是痊愈的开始
    忏悔的心灵,是除垢的武士
    忏悔的心神,是解脱的指引

    感念上师赐予众生忏悔的法门
    故今日心念,笔下此忏悔法的微妙功德
    弟子俊仁讲法师合十
  • tsemtulku
    (Sunday, Sep 14. 2014 03:27 PM)
    Please go to PHOTOS ON THE GO and see the latest picture of Tsongkapa’s holy statue that is said to resemble Him. Just scroll up and see on your right. Click on the picture to enlarge. Blessed to be able to see and think of Je Tsongkapa. Save the picture to your phone and computers. Share with friends.

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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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What a nice message. All my work/posts on tweet does make a difference in people's lives. Nice to know that. Tsem Rinpoche
4 days ago
When we work with integrity and harmoniously with eachother, we can accomplish much. Harmony and integrity are the keys. Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
I've asked the same question too. Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
To take Manjushri as one's special practice has innumerable benefits. Tsem Rinpoche 
7 days ago
This is a special statue of Je Tsongkapa. It was made during Tsongkapa's time by a student and offered to Him. It is said to resemble Tsongkapa very much. And this holy statue is now housed in Tashi Lunpo Monastery, Shigatse Tibet. To see, hear and contemplate Je Tsongkapa is so meaningful and collect one aeons of merits.
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two disciples Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Geshe Lhundrup Sopa.
1 week ago
When you accuse others of this and that, time will tell who is successful in the end. Because accomplishments speak the loudest. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Don't lounge around and do nothing, accomplish nothing and be nothing. Benefit others and make your life the cause for many lives to find relief, comfort and hope. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Friends and people will come and go, but your determination and goal must be firm. Let nothing deter you to succeed in your goal and later in life, look back and rejoice in all you've done. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
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Don't listen to rumours and negative talk about someone who has benefitted you. Be loyal and reciprocate the kindness you have received. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
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When you feel hurt, realize and understand the pain, get up and keep trying until you succeed.~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Many will accuse us, threaten us and even make up tales about us, but we must be truthful in all our actions always and forgive them. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Respect everyone, trust few and follow one. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Back in 1983 this house was Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre in Los Angeles. I lived here for a few years before going to India. This is the house I met H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, received many teachings and served Rinpoche for 6 months. This is a special place for me. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
What a nice message. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
I would like to thank Queck Soon Lee, Elsie Toy, Soh Lee Loon and Lim Kam Koi for the beautiful and blessed images of Tara. It's really wonderful and made from porcelain. I like Tara very much. All of you are wonderful students of Modern Buddhist Fellowship. Please make Modern Buddhist Fellowship a place of practice, learning and benefitting society even more. Put all your efforts to make this place fully blossom more. You have my prayers. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is so perfect! Really direct wisdom and to the point. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Interesting deduction. TR
3 weeks ago
When we need to support, we should not remain quiet or indifferent. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is so true. It's hard but it applies. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks 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
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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 weeks 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 weeks 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
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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
4 weeks ago
This is important to read, see and contemplate. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
What is on your altar? Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52604
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks ago
Read this book by John Blofeld over 30 years ago. Now getting another copy of it to re-read. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
The Shwedagon Great stupa in Myanmar, it holds the hairs of Buddha Shakyamuni. Very holy and worthy of a visit. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Great words of wisdom from Bruce Lee. Must read. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month 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 month 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.
1 month ago
Wonderful plants to have in the room. 
1 month 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
1 month ago
Beautiful outdoor large Lord Buddha in Bhutan.
1 month 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
1 month ago
Kalarupa thangka sent to me by Pastor JJ. Thank you so much.
1 month ago
This is wonderful. Full of thought and deep. Please read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month 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
1 month 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 
1 month ago
My bigfoot area in my room with books and statues..
2 months ago
Great Buddha Tsongkapa.
2 months 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
2 months ago
If everyone can realize this would eliminate so many problems.
2 months ago
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  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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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
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    Rescuing dog in LA river
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  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
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    Dalai Lama watching TV
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    Dog with a heart of Gold
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
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    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
    5 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
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  • 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.
    7 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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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
    11 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
    11 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
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  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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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.
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  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
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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
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
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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.
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Wisdom only arises when we let go of the past.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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This is a special statue of Je Tsongkapa. It was made during Tsongkapa's time by a student and offered to Him. It is said to resemble Tsongkapa very much. And this holy statue is now housed in Tashi Lunpo Monastery, Shigatse Tibet. To see, hear and contemplate Je Tsongkapa is so meaningful and collect one aeons of merits.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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See what I meant earlier? The tyre busted but luckily the wedded couple are such good sport. DR.
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Spotted this in Changi airport, Singapore. Mutant pots. DR.
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Invited to speak in Women Extraordinaire Forum 2014 again this year. Will be held in October. DR.
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Love my city Kuala Lumpur. Our city hall building standing tall. Adds to the beautiful skyline. DR.
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