Food & Recipes

Dr Jiang’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Dr Jiang’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Aug 21, 2014 | Views: 2,436

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: 129

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: 1,656

  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: 430

  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: 493

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: 614

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: 1,057

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: 419

      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: 798

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: 1,641

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: 18,597

    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: 410

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: 28,421

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: 576

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: 522

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: 854

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: 844

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: 1,409

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: 719

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: 482

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: 187

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: 352

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: 2,803

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: 114

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: 324

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: 446

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: 249

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: 233

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: 178

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: 202

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: 1,254

 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: 193

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: 1,141

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: 2,081

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: 1,108

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: 293

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: 494

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: 751

  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: 156

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: 595

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: 748

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: 149

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: 726

  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: 67

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: 114

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: 1,654

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: 325

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: 513

    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: 174

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: 411

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, good for...

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50 Incredible Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes!

50 Incredible Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes!

Oct 5, 2010 | Views: 2,233

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: 93

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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  • Lisa More
    (Friday, Aug 22. 2014 03:00 PM)
    Dear Tsem Rinpoche,

    Your website is incredible. There is so much to explore. Thank you for being you!

    Lisa
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Aug 22. 2014 01:51 PM)
    We don’t have to think too much, because eating meat for sure hurts sentient beings in one way or another. It doesn’t stop suffering of samsara when we give up meat, but it sure is the right step in controlling our mind towards our attachments which is the right direction in stopping the suffering within the inner world within us. After all samsara exists within us. So giving up meat is another attachment we can work towards that has immediate benefits. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Aug 22. 2014 01:43 PM)
    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
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Aug 22. 2014 01:43 PM)
    I had a very good Chinese holistic doctor stay with me for a year or so. He came out with recipes he had learned from his home village for healing that are VERY HEALTHY and easy to make. He healed my migraines with acupuncture and his medicines. He was very good. I wanted to share his recipes. Please take a look. He returned back to China to practice medicine. These food are not only delicious but highly nutritious. I had these recipes and videos made so many may share the benefits. Please see here and share with others: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dr-jiangs-delicious-healthy-recipesvideos.html
  • Donny
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 07:29 PM)
    Greetings
    I live in New Zealand, i went to a buddhist centre in dunedin my first teaching were from a Lama called Thupten Rimpoche i notice Tsem Tulku made an article about his death meditation with the news article, I recently made a donation for a Vajra Yogini Puja im pleased to find an opportunity to make a connection with high tantra deity, well peace and balance to all =-).
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 08:17 PM)
    Bradley Kassian on Kawang and Serkym: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51645
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 08:16 PM)
    To the right, see PHOTOS ON THE GO. Click on the picture with a youthful Bruce Lee on it and read what he wrote next to his photo to Linda. Very nice and filled with wisdom.
  • Anila Choi
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 12:46 PM)
    Did you know that the Buddha slept only one hour a day? His daily routine was such that during the last watch of the night, at 3 am to 4 am, He would sleep mindfully, lying on the right side. The only other time He was able to take a rest was during the afternoon session. After the noon meal, he would give a short Dharma talk and give instructions on meditation to some disciples. Usually, after this, the Blessed One would retire to his private chamber and rest. If He so desired, He would lie on His right side and slept for a while with mindfulness. There is so much to learn about the Buddha’s life and teachings. His life was itself an example of His teachings, a quality mentioned in the “Four Ways of Gathering Disciples”.
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 06:48 AM)
    Dear friends,
    Did you know how late you sleep correlates with how ‘intelligent’ you are suppose to be? Interesting read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52148
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Aug 19. 2014 08:51 PM)
    People often mistaken me to be her and vice versa. Introducing my twin, Pastor Shin Tan http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/pastor-shin-on-sin-chew-newspaper.html!
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Aug 16. 2014 11:30 PM)
    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 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/after-the-monastery.html?nggpu=http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/photo_140816185817_0.jpg (copy from Photo On The Go on http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/ )
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Aug 16. 2014 11:28 PM)
    Nice to see everyone discussing about Tsongkapa. Very nice. The more we discuss the more we learn. The better we learn the better we can do our practice and gain attainments. I am very happy to see everyone here. Keep going. ~ Tsem Rinpoche (abstract from http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/chat)
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Aug 15. 2014 07:06 PM)
    Go to: VIDEOS ON THE GO on this blog to the right and see two videos. See one video called: THE APPRECIATION SHOWN HERE IS SO DEEP AND TOUCHING. And then see the other video called: DOG WITH A HEART OF GOLD (Click on the video and then it will enlarge and you will see the videos. Simple and enjoy and share with others) Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Aug 15. 2014 03:15 PM)
    Last time in Delhi you can find very nice Pabongka Rinpoche statues around 12 inches in height. Unfortunately I could not afford it at the time so I just admired it returned back to Gaden. When I did finally have a little money and was in Delhi again, I wanted to purchase, but they sold out and did not make anymore to my dismay. I was very disappointed. I have been looking for nice Pabongka Rinpoche statues ever since. A Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche statue set (all same sizes) for the shrine would be nice. Tsem Rinpoche (abstract from What I Am Writing Now on http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/ )
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Aug 15. 2014 12:31 PM)
    What a sunny day. I am looking at the sunshine right outside my window. The tall tomato plants right outside my window are producing harvest constantly and daily. ~ Tsem Rinpoche (abstract from http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/chat)

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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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Read this book by John Blofeld over 30 years ago. Now getting another copy of it to re-read. Tsem Rinpoche
31 minutes 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
9 hours ago
The Shwedagon Great stupa in Myanmar, it holds the hairs of Buddha Shakyamuni. Very holy and worthy of a visit. Tsem Rinpoche
2 days ago
Great words of wisdom from Bruce Lee. Must read. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days 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 
3 days 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.
4 days ago
Wonderful plants to have in the room. 
5 days 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
6 days ago
Beautiful outdoor large Lord Buddha in Bhutan.
1 week 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 week ago
Kalarupa thangka sent to me by Pastor JJ. Thank you so much.
1 week ago
This is wonderful. Full of thought and deep. Please read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
This is one of my MOST favorite science fiction movies of all time. It's a little B-rated, but I find it super cool still. LOL. Do watch and leave a comment and let me know what you think: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=34750
2 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche was said to be a fully attained great lama. He was one of the greatest teachers of his time. He has achieved one-ness with his Yidam Heruka Chakrasamvara. There was many indications of this. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
My bigfoot area in my room with books and statues..
3 weeks ago
Great Buddha Tsongkapa.
3 weeks ago
There are more Buddhist Priests, Ministers and Pastors now. This is a wonderful trend. Do see what a great job Rev Christina Yanko is doing in Canada: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52129
3 weeks ago
If everyone can realize this would eliminate so many problems.
3 weeks ago
This is one of the best Avalokitesvara thangkas I have ever seen. I rarely see an Avalokitesvara that draws me or I really like. I am very particular about thangka paintings. But this one is really done by a super skilled artist. The eyes are perfect and the gaze is the correct angle of calm/contemplativeness. The lips, nose and proportions are stunning. The coloring and feel is regality and serenity with great compassion. He feels alive. I would love to get a copy of this very much. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Look at this massive thangka of the Lord of Wisdom Manjushri in Tibet. The bigger the thangka it is believed, the more blessed the area will be. See all the people congregated around it to pay homage and make offerings. Amazing. May you all be blessed by this too and be connected to Manjushri. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
There is a devil there is no doubt, but is he trying to get into us or trying to get out? ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
These fresh tomatoes just plucked from our garden here in our USA Ladrang. Tomatoes are some of my favorite foods. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We had some very special guests come to volunteer at Kechara? Guess who they were? And they turned out to be very humble in their works that night. Please see the love and care: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51852
1 month ago
This is so true. When teach dharma to some and ask them to change or explain why, they reject and become unhappy and speak ill. 
1 month ago
If my endurance of so much suffering these past years have benefitted you and took some away from you, then it was not in vain and I am content and I would take more.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
A sketch by a eye witness in California-1987
1 month ago
Existing is not true existence but mere labelling because the causes removed, we are empty.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
People from different parts of the world who have no prior obvious connections can connect to do dharma together. This is wonderful because what we did in the past together can manifest in the present again to continue where we left off. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
ELEPHANT WEEPS AFTER RESCUE: A 50-year-old elephant that had spent much of his life shackled in chains, wept when he was finally freed from captivity. "Raju" had tears streaming down his face, as wildlife rescuers released him. SHARE this amazing story. -Details of Raju's rescue: http://kiro.tv/AmazingElephantStory
1 month ago
This is profound and the secrets to our success or failure. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Are you the sign of the pig? Do you want to know more about yourself? It would be interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=23608
2 months ago
Vegetables harvested from our garden in our USA residence today...nice. TR
2 months ago
See who are in these nice pictures and how they are connected to me please....I just posted the Gratitude series #2...do take a look: See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
2 months ago
Powerful!!
2 months ago
Having a healthy strong body is important so we can take care of the people and animals around us, to do our dharma practice and to be able to contribute to society. Practices like Je Tsongkapa and Amitayus are very helpful for extending our life energies and healing from within. I spoke about it: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=29398
2 months ago
There are over 75,182 views of this post already! It's on horoscopes and how compatible you are with someone or not compatible and why. Perhaps it would be good to understand why someone so close could have or not have conflicts with you. Find out about yourself and understand your character: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=24905
2 months ago
Dear friends, This is a very good documentary on bigfoot. It is very scientific and examines a new footage of a bigfoot running very fast. Examines and gives you reasons why this cannot be a man or a person in a suit..very nice. I've not seen this one before. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUhKhv3Z-I
2 months ago
Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This will be my gratitude series where I share all that I am grateful for. This is my first post: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
2 months ago
Mr. Lai, the proud dad of Pastor David Lai. Mr. Lai has expressed how proud he is of his son and what he is doing for others. Mr. Lai is very happy his son David is a Pastor of Kechara and rejoices in the Dharma shared with others. Mr. Lai himself is a very kind and steady person and an important member of Kechara also who always keeps his promises. Many in Kechara respect and love Mr. Lai. Like father like son. Kind people. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I agree with what Martin T. Bosnev says about Pastor David. Martin is a very intelligent person, so when he compliments, he has thought it through. I appreciate Martin's input. Pastor David always teaches Dharma from his heart and with enthusiasm. He truly believes in what he shares. He has been blessed by Tsongkapa to speak because he is sincere. Many enjoy listening to the Dharma from him very much. Please see what Martin is talking about: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4197
2 months ago
This may be short, but it's one of my favorite documentaries also you have to take a look. Very good. I wanted to share with you all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDjCmg4awI
2 months ago
Our group who went on a spiritual pilgrimage in the holy places of Kathmandu, Nepal.-June 2014. I rejoice for them. These trips have infinitely so much more meaning than the usual vacations.  Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Burning eyes? A special story for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e548MkrkGWk
2 months ago
Do you know what is a Wenatchee? Let me share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUm3ldZhZIU
2 months ago
Beautiful Sampheling Monastery. The home monastery of H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. This is a place to visit!
2 months ago
Dear friends, Are you ready to witness something extremely brutal but with a happy ending? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50488 (Viewer discretion is advised as very graphic)
2 months ago
Dear friends, Did you know there are three holy mountains of Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani in Yating, Kham -Tibet??!! It's not that difficult to get to either. I have just finished blogging about this. I watched a travelogue earlier and was AMAZED at the footage they showed of certain holy places in Tibet that I have heard of from senior monks but never seen. You MUST watch this excellent travelogue and enjoy. Tsem Rinpoche See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50824
2 months ago
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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
    2 days ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    4 days ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    1 week ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    2 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    3 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    4 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    5 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
    5 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    6 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    6 months ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    11 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    11 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    2 yearss ago
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    2 yearss ago
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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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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago

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Don't afraid of vexatious but afraid not aware of those_Hee TS
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We should study the dharma as it's our last stop which it is.~H.E.Tsem Rinpoche _Hee TS
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Being kind is hard at times because not all can appreciate it, do it anyways.~H.E.Tsem Rinpoche _Hee TS
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Gifts from Rinpoche to a very lovely family! They were all so touched and surprised - Carmen
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The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. ~@manjushriNL_Hee TS
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Very happy Gopinath with his Tsongkhapa Statue from Rinpoche after completing his assignments. It did not stop at that as Rinpoche sent 2 more very touching audio messages to him. Su Ming
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At Kechara House candles are lighted up in prayers for those on board MH17 and their families. May they find peace. Lucy Yap
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Making initial progress by gaining trust from Uncle Chan so that we can send him to the hospital to seek treatment to address his eyesight problem... Uncle Chan stays in this taxi of his, refusing to leave it unattended at night to fend off people from further stealing the car parts. We are working on ways to help locate his lost family members and help him to stay in a shelter instead of this taxi. Justin@KSK
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Making initial progress by gaining trust from Uncle Chan so that we can send him to the hospital to seek treatment to address his eyesight problem... Uncle Chan stays in this taxi of his, refusing to leave it unattended at night to fend off people from further stealing the car parts. We are working on ways to help locate his lost family members and help him to stay in a shelter instead of this taxi. Justin@KSK
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Making initial progress by gaining trust from Uncle Chan so that we can send him to the hospital to seek treatment to address his eyesight problem... Uncle Chan stays in this taxi of his, refusing to leave it unattended at night to fend off people from further stealing the car parts. We are working on ways to help locate his lost family members and help him to stay in a shelter instead of this taxi. Justin@KSK
17 hours ago
Making initial progress by gaining trust from Uncle Chan so that we can send him to the hospital to seek treatment to address his eyesight problem... Uncle Chan stays in this taxi of his, refusing to leave it unattended at night to fend off people from further stealing the car parts. We are working on ways to help locate his lost family members and help him to stay in a shelter instead of this taxi. Justin Cheah@KSK
17 hours ago
Recently saved from the street Siti looking great with her baby boy. Justin@KSK
18 hours ago
Su Ming & KB in conversation with His Excellency Dr. Niranjan, Ambassador of Nepal to Malaysia. - Carmen
20 hours ago
~Twenty-Seven Verses On Mind Training~ (Composed by Lama Je Tsongkhapa ~1357-1419 ) http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsongkhapa-prayers.html #15 The mind that faithfully and tirelessly serves and elevates conscious beings is sheer goodness, constantly giving the gift of itself, its faith in ever-expanding goodness, to all other minds thereby benefiting them in the most direct way. Of all possible forms of benefit on any level, the highest is to teach this practice of love, this indomitable faith in universal goodness, by the direct transmission of selfless awareness flowing transparently from mind to mind in accordance with the need and capacity of each mind. This is true teaching, tangibly transmitting the living energy of universal goodness, which becomes perpetually active in the recipient, even during the most pressing times of crisis, never evaporating into mere words or concepts. From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Twenty-Seven Verses On Mind Training~ (Composed by Lama Je Tsongkhapa ~1357-1419 ) http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsongkhapa-prayers.html #14 Those who unhesitatingly embrace and tenderly serve all suffering creatures during this degenerate age, just as a loving mother painstakingly cares for even the most wayward of her children, they alone are the teachers of the holy life who authentically walk the Buddha Way. From: June Tang (Khjb)
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