Flea Market at Amcorp Mall!

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A few years ago when things were difficult, some of my students took part in flea markets all over the city. They were so kind and worked so hard to raise funds for Kechara and to help me pay bills through sales at this Flea Market…. We all had very little then, and could barely make the rent on my small apartment and our single Dharma outlet in SS2. Times have changed since then and even though we are not rich now, I will never forget those students for their kindness. Things were so difficult, and they stuck with me through thick and thin. I appreciate loyalty like that. It was their commitment that made Kechara grow. So this flea market has alot of good memories for me personally and our devoted senior students…

Then a few weeks ago I thought it would be neat if some of my younger students opened up a stall in the old flea market my senior students went to every weekend. So last Friday, I got them together and gave them a whole bunch of stuff to sell at the flea market. We even had a short preview sale hehehe

On Sunday December 19th, 2010 our Flea Market is revived again, David, Jean Ai, Shin, Bonita and James got up very early and set up for their first time in Amcorp Mall. They said a lot of people came to their stall because it offered a wide range of items and it was refreshing and new. It gave them a good chance to practice their speech, and also to talk about Kechara. I heard that James and Shin were very good in talking to people. I also heard even some non-Buddhists donated goods to them after hearing about our organisation and the work we do…how kind!

Some of my students and friends also came by like Louise Lee and Yvonne Yap who came with drinks and snacks, and Ngeow and Yoke Fui who came to buy some books and say hi, and also Philip Yong. After the team was done for the day, Dato’ Ruby Khong was kind enough to treat them to dinner even when she’s not at ‘work’ with Kechara Soup Kitchen, she still likes to feed people! Actually Dato’ Ruby was one of those students who helped organise and run the original flea market and now her daughter Jean Ai is part of the second generation. Dato’ Ruby was proud to see her kids involved.

The flea market team will be at Amcorp Mall every Sunday until Chinese New Year, and then they will continue after that so please go and support them. They have a lot of stuff…books, CDs, toys, games, curio items, Tibetan items, statues, Buddhist items so it’s easy for people to invite home. Or you can donate your things to them, and help them to raise funds for Kechara. Or if you can’t buy anything, just go and help train them up in speaking. It will be good for them and it will be good for Kechara to have people who can speak eloquently and teach Dharma in the future. It has always been my dream to create lay teachers here… Buddha didn’t say who can and cannot teach – teaching Dharma isn’t just something for Tibetans, I want to show that Malaysians can do it too!! It is good for the new generation to do sales for dharma to learn to speak, meet people and take responsibility to learn to speak to be convincing. Nice excercise.

Tsem Rinpoche


DSC_0041 - there was a lot of interest at our stall all day long
There was a lot of interest at our stall all day long

 


 

DSC_0069 - we had a very good location with a lot of foot traffic
We had a very good location with a lot of foot traffic

 

DSC_0074 - my students brought a huge range of items with them
My students brought a huge range of items with them… we have many nice items that are in excellent condition and working very well..Many ppl loved our stall and mentioned they will return to our stall as we have alot of good quality items and huge variety. Our ppl were very encouraged to hear this…

 

DSC_0079 - James enjoying a well-deserved Coke hehe
James enjoying a well-deserved Coke…he drinks it in such a way that we get thirsty too…good product endorsement?

 

DSC_0082 - a lot of people at the flea market like books
A lot of people at the flea market like books…all ages and backgrounds loved our stall…our items are very exciting we were told..

 

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Cute!

 

DSC_0101 - Shin is very patient and good at explaining things
Shin is very patient and good at explaining things

 

DSC_0106 - Bonita, Shin, James and David
Bonita, Shin, James and David manning our stall….visit them Sundays…call before you visit..

 

DSC_0120 - Bonita entertains a baby with one of our items
Bonita entertains a baby with one of our items

 

DSC_0124 - our youngest salesman shows up! Sean Wang is only 13 and not shy at all to talk for the Dharma
Our youngest salesman shows up! Sean Wang is only 13 and not shy at all to talk for the Dharma when ppl have questions..

DSC_0133 - Melissa
Melissa (right) also volunteered. She comes to the ladrang a lot to volunteer her time during her school holidays. I hope she will continue to do so as it will be good for her to collect merits and to dedicate to her mom’s dharma work

 

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DSC_0145 - this gentleman was very interested in our electronic items
This gentleman was very interested in our electronic items

 

DSC_0158 - so many things!
So many thing!

 

DSC_0163 - Dato' Ruby's other daughter Jean Mei apparently was very persuasive
Dato’ Ruby’s other daughter Jean Mei apparently was very persuasive

 

DSC_0167 - Jean Mei helps a little girl put on a necklace
Jean Mei helps a little girl put on a necklace

 

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DSC_0176 - Jean Mei asked a lot of people to
Jean Mei asked a lot of people if they wanted the duck?? hehehe

 

DSC_0184 - Mr Ngeow is a good sport!
Mr Ngeow is a good sport! He came, he posed, he bought items!

Our two youngest volunteers at the flea market, Sean Wang and Melissa Sin helping to do sales…fun.

 

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7 Responses to Flea Market at Amcorp Mall!

  1. patsy on Dec 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Reading this article brings back memories of those days when we started the flea market many years back. Those days our stall had the most customers and our stuffs sold out like hot cakes. People will be there early to get the best bargain even before the stall is set up and the stuffs displayed. Eventually there were some of the regular customers who brought their stuffs and donated to us.

    Now many years later, the stall is again doing so well due to the fact that the stall had so many different types of items to offer and the volunteers worked hard, talked and persuaded the customers to buy.

    Kudos to the second generation of flea market team!

  2. Sean Wang on Dec 26, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Helping out at the flea market is so fun. I want to go and volunteer again next time there is a flea market event. That day, I remember I helped to sell many things. I basically hooked in customers and aunty shin and the rest made sure that there was a sale. Later, I tried to sell stuff by walking around like a travleling salesman. I did not manage to get a single sale through that method. I swear that one of the people I asked to buy some stuff from came to the stand to buy some stuff. Having a flea market is a fun way to serve your Dharma center as you are providing funds to your Dharma center and to support your Guru’s Dharma work.

  3. Anila on Dec 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    The Generation of Kechara House will continue and will not end. Because of our Guru’s Tsem Rinpoche’s hard work and perseverence for his students and to benefit all sentient beings. The flea market was started when Rinpoche was in Malaysia. During that time he found it hard to get by without much funds to maintain himself. His students help him by starting the flea market. Compared with that time when he needed support, instead he now suppports and care for the less fortunate and even animals as he has experience sufferings from young. By starting up the flea market again he has a different motive for the new generation. this time it is to train the younger people and training them in all aspects for the different departments in the KWPC soon.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    May many many generations of young Malaysians carry on the Gelugpa Buddhist tradition for the benefit of many in the future. And it is always good to earn money for support a charitable organisation that benefits so many, I guess if we learn how difficult it is to make a sale for the younger people it helps them to understand the value of money and with dharma they would know how we use money has a great impact to the results we want to create for ourselves and others.

  5. bengkooi on Nov 22, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Almost two years later, our flea market is still going strong! Every week without fail, whether it is raining or sunny, whether they had enough sleep or not, the flea market team troops off to Amcorp Mall to setup the booths and display our products for the shoppers there.

    Our hardworking Kechara staff, Sock Wan, leads the team of kids and not-so-young kids to raise some funds for Kechara in this manner. Volunteering at the flea market also helps teach our young kids the value of money, as they have to work for every sale they make.

    The flea market also affords a place where everyone can donate their second hand items to. And quite recently, the flea market has grown into its own secondhand shop, located just opposite our gompa, in order to raise even more funds for the organisation. Nice going team!

    Check out their website (http://www.justpaylessmalaysia.co.cc/) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/justpaylessmalaysia)

  6. Jutika Lam on May 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Hehehehe Reading this blog post right now really tells me a lot about how the Idea of our very own Flea Market Stall in Amcorp Mall.

    It’s been 2 years since we have started and I just cannot express how much growth and sales we have gotten every week.

    Though there is a whole new group of people manning the Flea Market now…. (like me) as well as my friends such as Sean, Beatrix, Edward, Lucas, Julien as well as Sock Wan.

    As usual we would all meat at Amcorp Mall at 4 PM every Sunday and we would usually end at around 5 PM of course it is usually a fun filled day for all of us, joking around and at the same time selling the stuff that we have brought with us.

    Love
    Jutika

  7. Lucas Roth on May 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    wow, i never knew how flea market started and now i do. i go to flea market regularly and i enjoy it, i get to learn how to talk to people and to help Rinpoche. i hope flea market never stops being so successful and i hope i never stop having fun there!!!!

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  • Calvin Thum
    (Monday, Sep 22. 2014 01:22 PM)
    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for creating this blogchat, which is great platform for sharing, learning and discussing. I was asking my self, why do we need a blogchat, out of the blue, Patsy answered my question without the need for me to ask.

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    感念上师赐予众生忏悔的法门
    故今日心念,笔下此忏悔法的微妙功德
    弟子俊仁讲法师合十

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I've asked the same question too. Tsem Rinpoche 
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To take Manjushri as one's special practice has innumerable benefits. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
This is a special statue of Je Tsongkapa. It was made during Tsongkapa's time by a student and offered to Him. It is said to resemble Tsongkapa very much. And this holy statue is now housed in Tashi Lunpo Monastery, Shigatse Tibet. To see, hear and contemplate Je Tsongkapa is so meaningful and collect one aeons of merits.
1 week ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two disciples Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Geshe Lhundrup Sopa.
1 week ago
When you accuse others of this and that, time will tell who is successful in the end. Because accomplishments speak the loudest. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Don't lounge around and do nothing, accomplish nothing and be nothing. Benefit others and make your life the cause for many lives to find relief, comfort and hope. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Friends and people will come and go, but your determination and goal must be firm. Let nothing deter you to succeed in your goal and later in life, look back and rejoice in all you've done. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Don't listen to rumours and negative talk about someone who has benefitted you. Be loyal and reciprocate the kindness you have received. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
When you feel hurt, realize and understand the pain, get up and keep trying until you succeed.~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Many will accuse us, threaten us and even make up tales about us, but we must be truthful in all our actions always and forgive them. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Respect everyone, trust few and follow one. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Back in 1983 this house was Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre in Los Angeles. I lived here for a few years before going to India. This is the house I met H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, received many teachings and served Rinpoche for 6 months. This is a special place for me. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
What a nice message. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
I would like to thank Queck Soon Lee, Elsie Toy, Soh Lee Loon and Lim Kam Koi for the beautiful and blessed images of Tara. It's really wonderful and made from porcelain. I like Tara very much. All of you are wonderful students of Modern Buddhist Fellowship. Please make Modern Buddhist Fellowship a place of practice, learning and benefitting society even more. Put all your efforts to make this place fully blossom more. You have my prayers. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is so perfect! Really direct wisdom and to the point. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Interesting deduction. TR
3 weeks ago
When we need to support, we should not remain quiet or indifferent. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is so true. It's hard but it applies. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
I get thanks and appreciations very often from people all around the world for my blog (www.tsemrinpoche.com). Majority of the people I do not have the pleasure to know who they are. Yet they write in always. They read and leave comments on the blog also. We get now between 100,000 to 120,000 views per month now on my blog I am told and it is consistent ever month. I am AMAZED, HUMBLED AND HAPPY. I am glad so many around the world learn and benefit from my humble blog. I received two messages today. One from Penang (North Malaysia) and one from Italy thanking me for the blog and how much they learn from my blog and how much they appreciate it. It makes all the hard work worth it. Wonderful. Thank you everyone for the learning and feedback. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
We spent around 5 hours blogging about H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche's biography. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52782)---- For further interesting posts and pictures on Zong Rinpoche, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/.../cate.../kyabje-zong-rinpoche
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche with his two disciples H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Perfect triad of blessings. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, I just posted this on our LINEAGE lamas and how we should cultivate our attitude toward our lamas for successful practice: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52656 Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche: The most BEAUTIFUL Dharma wallpaper downloads in both English and Chinese language here for FREE: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=7052 and many free high resolution Buddha picture downloads here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52713
4 weeks ago
Wonderful! Today I went out briefly from my retreat and I found a BEAUTIFUL holy Dalai Lama pendant in a store. Am not going out much these days at all. It's nice to have His Holiness close to my heart. I wore the pendant immediately. When I was a child, people had similar ones and I always wanted one. Many of the Kalmyk people would wear it. Now I have one of my own. I really like it. Tsem Rinpoche.. Myself requesting H.H. Dalai Lama to bestow on me ordination: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=19322
4 weeks ago
This is important to read, see and contemplate. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
What is on your altar? Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52604
4 weeks ago
My little 4 inch Bigfoot figurine arrived today also. I sure like seeing this fellow around. Makes me feel like he belongs around my environment.
4 weeks ago
A beautiful Lord Manjushri arrived and He is in standing form. Absolutely beautiful. only around 8 inches in height and very graceful. I really treasure all forms of Manjushri and He is gracing my working table where I can see him very clearly. I offer incense to Him throughout the day as I do my work. I like to have incense and offerings throughout the day as much as possible. In fact 24 hours a day.
4 weeks ago
Read this book by John Blofeld over 30 years ago. Now getting another copy of it to re-read. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
An EXCITING contest going on now! It starts today August 21, 2014-September 4, 2014. Anyone from anywhere around the world may join in!!! You have a chance to win a fabulous Manjushri statue and some wonderful great books. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496
1 month ago
The Shwedagon Great stupa in Myanmar, it holds the hairs of Buddha Shakyamuni. Very holy and worthy of a visit. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Great words of wisdom from Bruce Lee. Must read. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This is corn that is grown on our Kechara Forest Retreat land in Malaysia,. Fantastic!!!!! Julia said it's very juicy and sweet! Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Locked up her whole life. Never sees sunshine, grass, dirt, or the sky. She is forced to lay eggs constantly and daily. She does so until she's dead, then they send her to be eaten. She has no feathers and can barely stand due to no space and sunlight. She is locked in this tiny space always.
1 month ago
Wonderful plants to have in the room. 
1 month ago
Amazing Rescue: Last week in Goalpara, India, train passengers spotted this baby elephant struggling in a muddy ditch and had the conductor stop the train, so they could keep the elephant company and feed it local vegetation until a rescue team arrived!-from FB
1 month ago
Beautiful outdoor large Lord Buddha in Bhutan.
1 month ago
The discovery of this giant Sonoran Desert Toad yesterday outside the Chiricahua Desert Museum the locals are sure this toad is responsible for the loss of their pets This toad weighed in at 57 pounds, that was after it dispensed about 2 gallons of urine during its capture. the largest native toad in North American does not typically get any larger than about 1.5 pounds length of 7.5 inches this is a new world record. -from FB
1 month ago
Kalarupa thangka sent to me by Pastor JJ. Thank you so much.
1 month ago
This is wonderful. Full of thought and deep. Please read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This is one of my MOST favorite science fiction movies of all time. It's a little B-rated, but I find it super cool still. LOL. Do watch and leave a comment and let me know what you think: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=34750
2 months 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 months ago
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    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
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    Dalai Lama watching TV
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    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
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    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    5 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    6 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    6 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    7 months ago
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    Incredible footage you must see!
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
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  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
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    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
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If your compassion dose not include yourself ,it is incomplete ."~Siddhartha Gautama_Hee TS
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Wherever we live and do,we must make spiritual practice our priority for true happiness ~H.E.Tsem Rinpoche _Hee TS
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Comfort is empty without spiritual practice and attainment ~H.E.Tsem Rinpoche _Hee TS
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Mission accomplished! On our way back to Kechara House now. Have a good Monday all! P. Adeline
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On assignment with my 2 wonderful dharma sisters! So happy to have found them on the same path. Precious. P. Adeline
8 hours ago
Religion can be useful if we integrate the tenants into our mind and act from it with pure compassion. ~Tsem Rinpoche (here's the talk: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=31207 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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All phenomena are moving and does not stand still. What comes will go. What goes returns in another form. Therefore be not fixated on unreliable phenomena developing unnecesary karmas, but develop the mind which is fixed. ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
We all want to be a part of something big and with good results. But the only way we can be a part of that is if we work hard together with the other members of our Kechara. The time will pass. It can pass with you taking on difficulties or it can pass with you doing nothing. I feel it's better to work hard now and enjoy later than to enjoy nothing now and then end up nowhere later. Prayers and dedications are ok, but hard work must be part of the prayer. ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
Kechara Penang Study Group completed Weekly Setrap Puja to clear our obstacles in Dharma path - Soon Huat
17 hours ago
Yamantaka is an emanation of the Bodhisattva Manjushri in the form of Dorje Jigjet. Yamantaka is perhaps the archetypal form of the wrathful (dragpo) class of Tibetan deity, and his practice has always been associated with extremely agonistic ritual powers, often used explicitly to defend not simply the Buddhist Dharma, but those countries and sovereign powers that espouse it. Martin A. Mills, Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism - The Foundations of Authority in Gelukpa Monasticism, p 86. Pastor Adeline
22 hours ago
Albert is very convincing when he speaks to the customers to Kechara Paradise outlet because of his dharma knowledge and his soft spoken tone. Pastor Adeline
23 hours ago
Courage is not doing something in the absence of fear, but it is knowing that something else is more important than fear. So we do it. (Tsem Tulku Rinpoche)_PB
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Compassion is realising that others want the same thing as we do. But we also realise that they are more and each of us are only one. So working for the majority is correct. (Tsem Tulku Rinpoche)_PB
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Envy and jealousy are very harmful because, you are never ever satisfied with what you have and you never reflect on what you have. You constantly live your life based on what you do not have. (Tsem Tulku Rinpoche)_PB
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So Kin Hoe, the winner of "Win a Manjushri" contest received his 9" Manjushri statue from Carmen on behalf of Rinpoche at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
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