Food & Recipes

Pine Needle Syrup For Lung Inflammation, Bronchitis and Respiratory Ailments

Pine Needle Syrup For Lung Inflammation, Bronchitis and Respiratory Ailments

Apr 10, 2016 | Views: 32

Dear friends around the world,  I’ve always liked natural remedies for our health as much as possible. Unfortunately I don’t always have the time and resources to engage in...

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Fermented Foods

Fermented Foods

Feb 10, 2016 | Views: 372

Pickled vegetables have always been one of my favorite foods but it was only recently that I found out how beneficial these fermented vegetables are. In fact, fermented food...

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Nice Indian Food

Nice Indian Food

Oct 24, 2015 | Views: 32

Dear friends,  Gathered together to learn to make some more popular Indian dishes. I hope this video will help to see visually how to cook good Indian cuisine.  Thank...

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

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

Oct 1, 2015 | Views: 1,462

  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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You want to be fooled?

You want to be fooled?

Sep 15, 2015 | Views: 535

Dear friends around the world, Food is sustenance. Food can be enjoyment. Food can be symbolic, bonding, a sort of expressing care and also cultural, but one thing food...

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Can you make this?

Can you make this?

Aug 30, 2015 | Views: 684

Dear Friends, These are some delicious Tibetan favorites of many. What is wonderful is that they are vegetarian. So they taste good and  harm no one. I am not...

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20 Pounds of Poison

20 Pounds of Poison

Aug 6, 2015 | Views: 570

I found this illuminating article explaining how much ‘poison’ we actually store in our bodies because we don’t consume the right foods or drinks to cleanse it! If you...

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My favorite!

My favorite!

Jun 25, 2015 | Views: 205

I thought I would share the beautiful burst of colors, health and good things for your body and health. One of my all time favorite is tomato. I can have...

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What is 200 Calories?

What is 200 Calories?

Dec 3, 2014 | Views: 253

As society becomes increasingly more health conscious, many people count the number of calories in their food.  Below is a fun pictorial example of what 200 calories look like...

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This can help you!

This can help you!

Sep 30, 2014 | Views: 671

I’ve always liked natural or home ingredients to bring closure to some illness, problematic symptoms or discomfort. This article struck a chord. and I wanted to share with you....

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Dr Jiang’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Dr Jiang’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Aug 21, 2014 | Views: 4,064

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: 262

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: 1,758

  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: 578

  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: 707

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: 784

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: 1,801

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: 662

      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: 964

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: 2,222

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: 27,234

    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: 570

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: 36,397

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: 692

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: 622

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: 930

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: 996

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: 1,573

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: 851

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: 769

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: 244

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: 416

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: 2,895

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: 140

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: 405

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: 498

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: 106

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: 380

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: 374

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: 232

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: 238

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: 1,438

 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: 264

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: 1,537

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: 3,724

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: 1,257

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: 322

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: 576

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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Thanks Martin Bosnev (aminos)

Thanks Martin Bosnev (aminos)

Mar 15, 2011 | Views: 179

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: 631

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...

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Great Vegetarian restaurant – Anada Bhavan in Singapore!

Great Vegetarian restaurant – Anada Bhavan in Singapore!

Feb 7, 2011 | Views: 926

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: 179

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: 761

  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: 87

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: 164

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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roasted beetroot

Recipes: Christmas

Jan 1, 2011 | Views: 101

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: 2,678

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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Aunt Matza teaches Bortsik & Perisiki

Aunt Matza teaches Bortsik & Perisiki

Dec 15, 2010 | Views: 428

Watch the video… I haven’t seen my lovely Aunt Matza in nearly 30 years. I had the pleasure of her company recently where she flew in to join in...

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Kechara goes to Giant Supermarket!!

Kechara goes to Giant Supermarket!!

Dec 8, 2010 | Views: 544

    Watch video of the shopping spree!   ********************* Last Friday, I took a whole group of Kecharians to Giant supermarket where we shopped for goodies for their...

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Kechara Oasis wins a HAPA Award!

Kechara Oasis wins a HAPA Award!

Dec 8, 2010 | Views: 193

Although comparatively young next to the stalwarts of the Kuala Lumpur culinary scene, Kechara Oasis has received positive review after positive review. Their latest accolade is grabbing a spot...

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Look at the Food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look at the Food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 8, 2010 | Views: 452

  Kechara Oasis Canapes   I think there’s a huge variety of delicious vegetarian food if you just make the slight effort. Eating vegetarian is good for the earth,...

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50 Incredible Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes!

50 Incredible Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes!

Oct 5, 2010 | Views: 2,659

Dear Friends, Here are 48 videos and four written recipes for your vegan/vegetarian palates. I have done this research, put effort into all of this to help give you...

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Lili Ng bakes an Organic Loaf of Bread!

Lili Ng bakes an Organic Loaf of Bread!

Oct 3, 2010 | Views: 116

This is a home-made organic loaf of bread by Lili Ng. Ingredients include: Extra virgin olive oil Organic bread flour cunbleach Organic wholemeal flour Organic yellow flaxseed Organic sunflower...

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  • nut
    Sunday, May 29. 2016 11:00 AM
    Retezat romenian mountains indeed are rare habitated areas. i had been there some years ago,and feel ?heart bits from height more up : http://humansarefree.com/2011/01/general-emil-strainu-about-reptilian.html ccTR
  • Alice Tay
    Saturday, May 28. 2016 11:45 PM
    这是一篇很特别的博文有关夏威夷女神~Pele的故事。非常感谢仁波切的分享,因为这是本人第一次接触与知道Pele女神的存在。

    据说Pele女神在夏威夷是非常著名以及备受人崇拜。每当游客想从夏威夷那里收集或取走一些石块或泥土等等,Pele女神就会让他们发恶梦或陷入一些困难的情况,直到他们回来,然后放回去他们当时拿走的东西为止。除此,夏威夷人还特别安排的一些仪式来向Pele女神祈祷。因为他们相信Pele女神是非常快速和有效的回应。

    虽然Pele女神或是当地的土神,山神等等都不是证悟者,但我们也必需要尊重他们。因为他们就像护法神一样,有重大的责任那就是保护他们的地区不受外界来的破坏或毁灭。

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Han Nee for this sharing.

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

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

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

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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

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

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

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

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

    With folded hands,
    Jason

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    With folded hands,
    Jason

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

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

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/p-e-i-buddhist-monks-welcome-outside-world-this-weekend.html

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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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yesterday
Grand looking painting of the Gelug Savant His Holiness Chankgya Rolpai Dorje
2 days ago
My shrine in Los Angeles back in 2014. I just came across this picture from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/look-what-i-found.html
2 days ago
Very unique art work of Dorje Shugden
4 days ago
Beautiful 7ft Tara arrives today. See the beautiful picture and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okk8P3WIWFo
1 week ago
35 Confessional Buddhas
1 week ago
Please do not hate us
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Beautiful statue [image: Inline image 1]
2 weeks ago
Such a stunning White Tara!
2 weeks ago
Neerja's mother accepting the highest award in India on behalf of her daughter. Her daughter's bravery saved 300 people. Her strength, compassion and presence of mind during great tragedy earned Neerja a deep place in our hearts forever. Tsem Rinpoche
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Goddes supreme, with a wave of your right hand the 84,000 demonic interfering beings are repelled. With the powerful umbrella you hold in your left grants supreme protection upon your devotees. Although beautiful to behold you are fully attained and beyond samsara and a perfect refuge. Grant us protection, love and wisdom with your sacred mantra powerful Dukkar Goddess. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
I love Japan so much. The water is so blue and clean. The landscape is so magical. It's such a beautiful country and a great place to engage in meditational retreats.
3 weeks ago
A good meme by Pastor Seng Piow!
3 weeks ago
Gaden Jangtse Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Chojor together with Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
3 weeks ago
May 31, 1990, the day Tsem Rinpoche was enthroned formally in Gaden Shartse Monastery
3 weeks ago
Panglung Oracle in trance back in 1925
3 weeks ago
More lamas/Tibetans are speaking up. This has nothing to do with Dorje Shugden ban although it helps the Dorje Shugden cause because there is more unrest and disharmony from many sectors within Tibetans showing the world so many are unhappy with the leadership.-Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche's strong letter to the Dalai Lama regarding giving religious freedom within the Karma Kagyu sect of Buddhism is a MUST READ- and he is applauded as courageous for writing this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
3 weeks ago
The beautiful truth
3 weeks ago
Manjushri notes
3 weeks ago
Karma Kagyu’s Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche asks the Dalai Lama for Religious Freedom-This is explosive-Must read! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
4 weeks ago
The place where Lord Tsongkapa's holy remains are housed for pilgrims to visit in Gaden Monastery Tibet.
4 weeks ago
How death is so near, yet I cherish my ego more than my guru, more than his instructions and my protector. They are the only ones significant at death for me and yet I still think I have time. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Would be so nice to live in an area where Bigfoot is prevalent and sighted. That would include mountains and lakes too.
1 month ago
Because of the ban against Dorje Shugden followers started in 1996, 700 monks had to cut from Sera Mey Monastery and start this new monastery. This new Serpom Monastery located in South India still suffers tremendous hatred and prejudice, but the brave monks continue their practice and lineage.
1 month ago
Vietnamese monk who self immolated hoping to bring change in his country. He sacrificed his life and sat still during the immense pain of his body burning.
1 month ago
Protector of the Sakya School of Buddhism, Gonpo Gur or Mahakala Panjarnata
1 month ago
Such a wondrous place to be with such a view that heals the soul. Why live in a city where it is unnatural and polluted. Everyday in the city is a day away from where we belong. We belong among the greens, forest, mountains and clean air. We belong in such a place and doing our retreats, sadhanas and mantras to find the ultimate place of belonging and peace....the ultimate place is within us with a developed spiritual mind. Hard to achieve among distractions in the city. 
1 month ago
This is the five foot Arya Avalokitesvara statue I have offered Gaden Shartse Monastery many years ago. It still graces the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse Monastery.
1 month ago
Painting of 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro- Did you know that 7 of the great throneholders of the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism practiced Dorje Shugden and even composed extensive prayers to him? Take a look here and see what you can learn: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=98227
1 month ago
This is a good motto to work by within a team.
1 month ago
Beautiful painting of Pandit Naropa
1 month ago
Beautiful painting of Lord Buddha's miraculous birth.
1 month ago
Beautiful image of Tara.
1 month ago
This is a good read. Evocative and memory filled: http://www.davidlai.me/2015/04/20/memory-of-the-vw-van/
1 month ago
Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It was nice to meet them.
2 months ago
Good friends came to visit me. I was happy to see them as they have brave hearts and pure samaya. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Lef to right: Cousin Tsagan, dad, Aunt Meda, mom, sister Lidshma, cousin Liz, Aunt Elena, friend from France and Susie in Green dress. People whom I am fond of from the distant past..
2 months ago
Some friends went on a spiritual pilgrimage to Nepal recently and when they returned they gifted me with these wonderful books on Yeti/Bigfoot which I don't have. Wow! I like to thank Ms. Yee Lee, Mr. Swee Keong, Ms. Phoebe Yong, Mr. CK Siah & Ms. Wei Theng for their generosity and indulging me in my bigfoot hobby. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
The famous 5th Panglung Oracle
2 months ago
Mysterious print of Pelden Hlamo the Goddess protector
2 months ago
This is a thangka of Cittamani Tara where her body mandala appears clearly. This image was circulated back in Thubten Dhargye Ling when HH Zong Rinpoche taught her sacred practice which was a pure vision of Thapu Dorje Chang. Thapu Dorje Chang received this practice in a pure vision. He was the guru of Pabongka Rinpoche.
2 months ago
Beautiful article on the Drigung Kagyu Achi Chokyi Drolma: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94766
2 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche making offerings of robes to Lord Buddha in Bodhgaya
2 months ago
What was once very beautiful destroyed by hatred, anger and prejudice.
2 months ago
What His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche composed about Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=87240
2 months ago
Comprehensive proof of Dorje Shugden in the Sakya school of Buddhism even before Gelugpa. Interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92860
2 months ago
When we see others who behave not according to our expectations and just to ‘get them back’ we throw all caution to the wind and we get angry, retaliate, fight back, scream, yell and then quit, it shows our mind. Everything is about our own mind. That is not to say they are not at fault. But if we want the world to act perfectly in our presence and then we don’t get angry, that is SO INCREDIBLE IDEALISTIC AND WE ARE DOOMED FROM THE START in anything we do. We have to keep our equilibrium always. Remember our vows, promises and our own state of mind. Be kind to ourselves and not let the other person throw us off because we have to be in control of our own minds. Remember, our mind and how it reacts is the key.--- H.E Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Ekai Kawaguchi -Three Years in Tibet-Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92725
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  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
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    Taking Trance
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    See what humans can do
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  • People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    6 months ago
    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
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    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
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    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
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    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    10 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja

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  • May 29, 2016 05:01
    Lukas asked: What would happen if such a thing like everyone is nice and passionated about his "opponent" would become "reality" on this earth? Obviously theoretically lol My narcistic mind forces me to put reality and opponent in quotes duality you know. I'm a wise human being so fuckin reflected hah PS: I like you but seem a bit crazy try some of my western medicine my doctor is very patient about my neuroses and anger managment attempts...
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  • May 28, 2016 04:05
    Bradley asked: On page 43 of the Diamond Path. It states DS's emenations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities, may I ask what are the 27?
    pastor answered: Dear Bradley, Thank you for your question. The verse you are referring to is the first verse of the Praise to Dorje Shugden:
    “Though gone to the state of the Sugatas countless aeons ago, In order to benefit the teachings and migrators, as whatever tames beings, Your hundreds of emanations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities; Praise to the pervading lord, mighty Dorje Shugden.”
    These twenty-seven enlightened activities are enumerated in the last verses of Chapter Eight of the Abhisamayalankara taught by Maitreya to Arya Asanga. It is commonly called the Ornament of Clear Realisation in English. This text is of great importance to most Tibetan Buddhist lineages and in the Lam Rim Chenmo, or Great Stages on the Path to Enlightenment, Lama Tsongkhapa actually states that it is the root text of the Lam Rim tradition as founded by Jowo Dipamkara Atisha. This text is still one the five great texts studied by monks in the Geshe programme throughout Gelug monasteries. A thorough explanation of these twenty-seven points is a topic of intense philosophical study, however I have listed them below:
    1. The enlightened being performs deeds that appease beings in the Six Realms (God Realm, Demi-god Realm, Human Realm, Animal Realm, Hungry Ghost Realm and Hell Realm).
    2. Bringing sentient beings to the Dharma using four ways: generosity, using good speech, training them according to their level of intelligence and in stages, and by practicing what they teach.
    3. Having the understanding of what defilements are and the methods of purifying them.
    4. The true character of their activities for the benefit of all sentient beings, which is from the basis of realising that all sentient beings do not exist inherently.
    5. The practice of the Six Perfections: generosity, morality, patience, joyous effort, concentration and wisdom.
    6. Teaching the virtuous path to Buddhahood, which is the abandonment of the 10 non-virtues: killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, divisive speech, harsh words, idle talk, covetousness, ill-will and wrong view.
    7. The practice of insight into the emptiness of all phenomena.
    8. The non-dual nature of all phenomena.
    9. The understanding that all dharmas as being merely conventional symbols.
    10. The insight into the absence of a basis in all dharmas.
    11. The maturing of living beings along their spiritual path through skilful means.
    12. The path of a Bodhisattva.
    13. The systematic effort to block all inclinations to make realistic assumptions.
    14. The attainment of enlightenment.
    15. A residence in various Buddha-fields.
    16. Displaying the form of a being who is to take only one more rebirth, thereby ensuring the attainment of enlightenment.
    17. Working tireless for the benefit of all sentient beings in cyclic existence.
    18. The virtuous acts which consist in looking after all beings.
    19. The limbs of enlightenment.
    20. The condition in which the fruits of his actions are never lost, diminish or extinguished.
    21. The vision of true reality, knowing all phenomena of experience.
    22. The forsaking of all perverted views.
    23. The cognition which allows the understanding of the method which allows him to forsake the perverted views assuming the absence of all entities.
    24. The state of complete purity.
    25. The ability to have various forms to engage in various activities, which results from his pure condition.
    26. The comprehension of the non-distinction between conditioned and unconditioned phenomena.
    27. Nirvana – full and complete enlightenment.
    When listing them out completely, it can get somewhat overwhelming to understand how this relates to us as practitioners. In order to make them more relatable, they have been categorised into three parts, which make us understand them better:
    1. Activities through which the Buddhas bring beings to the Dharma.
    2. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to practice the Dharma.
    3. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to achieve enlightenment.
    In essence, all the emanations of Dorje Shugden display the above twenty-seven activities. In brief these bring people to the Dharma, help beings practice the Dharma and ultimately help beings gain full and complete enlightenment themselves. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 27, 2016 02:34
    T asked: Is there a teaching to deal with insomnia and fatigue?
    pastor answered: Dear T, Both insomnia and fatigue can be caused by a worried or stressed mind, if not from physical exhaustion. In this case, one needs to calm the mind and relax the body in order to ease insomnia and fatigue. There are many techniques that can help with this. I’ll mention two here. The first is mental quiescence meditation or single pointed concentration meditation. Even with this there are many methods you can use, but to make it simple, you can use the breath as your focus. This is known as breathing meditation. To practice this, sit in a quiet place either cross legged or in a chair if you prefer. And simply become aware of your breathing, concentrating on the space between your upper lip and your nose. Gently become aware of breathing in and out. If any thought comes into your mind, do not get carried away with the thought, but simply bring your focus back to your breathing and let the thought disappear by itself. There are other more advanced methods once you are familiar with breathing meditation, which can be found in texts such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche (Day 21), which concentrates on a visualised image of Buddha Shakyamuni instead of the breath. But one things to remember is that meditation can be difficult for people, so it is better to start with short sessions, not longer than 5-10 minutes at first. Gradually over time you will be able to increase this time frame. The key to meditation is to consistently engage in it every day. This shouldn’t be difficult because it is only 5-10 minutes long. The second is to engage in the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, concentrating on the recitation of the Mig Tse Ma mantra. This is an extremely beneficial practice as it invokes upon the energies and blessings of Lama Tsongkhapa, and helps to significantly calm the mind, even if we are not consciously aware how troubled our mind is. Concentrating on the mantra recitation also acts as focus for single pointed concentration as well. You can watch a commentary to this practice by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html. If you are interested in this practice, there is a box set which can help you start the practice available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-boxset-english and a written commentary available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 26, 2016 04:00
    Thori asked: Thanks for your answer. But when you say "This can be coupled with various visualisations during the mantra recitations as well."what visualisations should I do, for example for the sadhana "DISSOLVING JE RINPOCHE INTO OURSELVES"? Other question, can the Sadhana be recitated in english? Andn we must recite them with high voice or can it be recitated simply in the mind? Thanks!
    pastor answered: Dear Thorim, For the visualisations of the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, during which you recite the Mig Tse Ma mantra, His Eminence 25th Tsem Rinpoche has given a very good commentary on the practice, available to watch here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html The most common forms of visualisations for this practice can be found in the book ‘TSONGKHAPA – A Simple Guide to a Powerful Practice’ which is available at any Kechara Paradise outlet in Malaysia, or can be invited only here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. This includes the visualisations on gaining the Seven Wisdoms, as well as other visualisations. These visualisations are excellent, as they not only help a person achieve meditative stabilisation, but invoke the blessings and energy of Lama Tsongkhapa. As for the Sadhana, it does not need to be recited in Tibetan. It can be recited in English or any other language. In fact, I would suggest, as you start your practice that you recite in the language you are familiar with, as you will be able to understand the words and meaning of each verse clearer. Later on, if you want, you can start reciting in Tibetan. Sadhanas and especially mantras should be recited out aloud, but softly. Sadhanas and mantras are not recited in the mind, but spoken. For mantras as they are the form of the Buddhas in sound, they should be softly vocalised. I hope this helps.
  • May 19, 2016 00:58
    Ming asked: Can we mix Han style vajrayana and tibetian vajrayana
    pastor answered: Dear Ming, Thank you for your question. Traditionally it is advised that we do not mix traditions or even lineages. There is a very valid reason for this, if we mix traditions or lineages then we are in the danger of becoming confused in our practice. This occurs because each lineage or tradition explains the path of practice in different ways, suited to the practitioners of that particular tradition. For example, think of both as separate paths to the same destination. It would be better that we follow one and get to our destination, rather than keep switching between the two paths and perhaps get lost or take a very long time to reach the destination. Both paths have been tried and tested in their efficiency to achieve enlightenment. This is not to say that there is only one correct lineage, on the contrary, it is said that Buddha Shakyamuni taught 84,000 different methods to achieve enlightenment, as such both the Han style Vajrayana and Tibetan Vajrayana are both valid paths to enlightenment. However if we practice one of these methods and achieve results which is enlightened attainments it is better and more effective than practicing two or more and run the risk of confusing ourselves or our practices. I hope this helps.
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30 minutes ago
金装佛身可以累积殊胜功德,欢迎大家到来供养- tong sun sun
32 minutes ago
Inner Peace Programme Partictpants were visiting Bird Aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat at Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia
58 minutes ago
Medicine Buddha Puja with sponsor. May her prayers be fulfilled. - Chris (KhPh)
1 hour ago
KFR Tour for Inner Peace Participants by Pastor Tat Ming - Chris (KhPh)
1 hour ago
KFR Tour for Inner Peace Participants by Pastor Tat Ming - Chris (KhPh)
3 hours ago
Inner Peace Participants Group Picture in of of Arya Tara Statue - Chris (KhPh)
3 hours ago
Sunrise Meditation in Inner Peace Retreat Programme - Chris (KhPh)
15 hours ago
Glorious Goddess Namgyalma with beautiful, peaceful, three-faced, eight-armed form. Granting supreme life with Gnosis beyond measure! - Lilyn Tan
16 hours ago
Preparation for Dorje Shugden puja was beautifully done and performed by Puja Team led by Pastor Yek Yee at Kechara Chapel on Bentong. http://www.kechara.com Lucy Yap
17 hours ago
Outdoor environment will let the students have fresh and clear mind to think deeply and differently while doing the task. KSDS, Alice Tay
17 hours ago
KSDS children age between 9 to 13 worked together for this nice art piece. KSDS, Alice Tay
17 hours ago
Tsongkhapa retreat good for everyone. KSDS, Alice Tay
18 hours ago
Interesting short video is one of the methods to attract the attention of KSDS's youngest group. KSDS, Alice Tay
18 hours ago
KSDS teenagers focus on the umbrella drawing. KSDS, Alice Tay
20 hours ago
Participants of 2D 1N Inner Peace Retreat relaxed in meditation to the calming sounds of rippling water from forest waterfall at Kechara Forest Retreat facilitated by Pastor Tat Ming. bit.ly/1lRc3q6 Lucy Yap
21 hours ago
700 meet Buddha on June 21, 2015 in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. bit.ly/1luS5Cp Lucy Yap
yesterday
Delicious Lunch prepared by Mr CK Leong and his team for Day 1 of Inner Peace Retreat at Kechara Forest Retreat. -Jill Yam
yesterday
A Big Dorje Shugden puja (8PPL) was conducted and dedicated to overcome health obstacles _PB
yesterday
Kechara House staff and volunteer continue to discuss on this week topic on Nechung-The Retiring Devil if Tibet ~Frederick Law
yesterday
3rd session of Blog Post Discussion on Nechung Blog Post - Chris (KhPh)
yesterday
2D1N Inner Peace Orientation at Kechara Forest Retreat by Pastor Tat Ming and Pastor Antoinette (28/5/16) - Jill Yam
yesterday
Dorje Shugden Puja at Kechara Paradise in Bentong - Chris(KhPh)
yesterday
Inner Peace Retreat for the Month of May staring today :) -Chris (KhPh)
yesterday
KSDS Art Exhibition 2016 - The guests are admitting to creative drawing by the children of age 7-13 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
yesterday
Picture of Datuk May and the artist of this beautiful mandala drawing. This drawing is a gift to Rinpoche. Lin Mun

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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