My Medical Status

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Posted October 24, 2011

Recently I received treatments from Dr. Jiang and he gave the prognosis below.

今天检查仁波切的右腹部,按压刺痛,重按连接肝部,基本诊断为肝部肿大。

可能性有两个,一是脂肪肝,问题不大,二是肝硬化,非常严重,有恶变的可能。

一般情况下,肝硬化是肝癌的前期,单独肝硬化也可致命。保养得好,可以延续二三十年的寿命,保养不好,两三年内就会恶变。

一旦恶变,病人的痛苦是所有疾病中最痛的一种。即使没有恶变,也可能会发展为肝腹水,死亡率也很高。

从压痛的情况来看,不像是脂肪肝。仁波切现在都非常的痛,不是平常人能够承受的。

2011年10月20日 姜忠

(Translation to English)

Today I checked Rinpoche’s right abdomen next to the belly button. When I pressed, there was sharp pain; I pressed again and the pain was found to be connected with the liver. The basic diagnosis is swelling of the liver.

There are two possibilities: first is fatty liver, which is not a big problem. The second possibility is hardening of the liver, which is extremely serious, it may turn malignant.

Under normal circumstances, hardening of the liver is a preliminary to liver cancer, but hardening of the liver alone can also be fatal. If maintained well, lifespan can be extended by 20-30 years; if not maintained well, it will turn malignant in 2-3 years. Once it turns malignant, the pain of the patient is one of the most painful among all diseases. Even if it doesn’t turn malignant, it may also turn into liver-abdomen-fluid – the mortality rate of this is also very high.

From the pain of pressing Rinpoche’s abdomen, it does not look like fatty liver. Rinpoche is still feeling a lot of pain now, and it is not a pain which normal people can endure.

Dr Jiang Zhong
20 October 2011

 


 

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An Update from the Ladrang

Dear friends,

I’m sending this update from the Ladrang to share with you re Rinpoche’s health condition. I’ve spoken to Dr. Jiang today and he has some recommendations for Rinpoche’s health, in view of the inflammation & swelling of the liver and also the possibility of liver cirrhosis & hardening of liver.

 
1. BACKGROUND

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. A liver with too much scar tissue cannot work properly to make protein, help fight infections, clean the blood, help digest food and store energy.

Early treatment can control symptoms and keep cirrhosis from getting worse, but there is no way to “heal”/reverse the hardened/ scarred tissue, only to preserve the healthy tissue. In the early stages, cirrhosis causes the liver to swell. Then, as more scar tissue replaces healthy tissue, the liver shrinks. A number of people with cirrhosis also get liver cancer.

 
2. PRIMARY TREATMENT

The primary treatment recommended by Dr. Jiang is Chinese medicine (herbs), which he said is the most effective in relation to Rinpoche’s current condition.

In a layman’s “summary”, healing would consist of:

  • 60% Chinese medicine
  • 20% Emotion (less stressful, more relaxed lifestyle) & acupuncture
  • 20% Diet

 
3. DIET

Dr Jiang mentioned that diet is secondary and compliments primary treatment of Chinese medicine, which should be priority.

These 2 items will aid healing:

a) Seaweed/ kelp

  • Taken 2 to 3 times a week
  • Helps to reduce inflammation and soften the liver

b) Soy based products: soya milk, bean curd, natto (Japanese fermented soy beans), tempeh

  • Taken 3 to 4 times a week
  • Helps to increase circulation, detox & reduce inflammation

*Rinpoche experienced gout in the past when Rinpoche was on a bean-based diet. We will consult Dr. Jiang to see if there is alternative to soy, or how to prevent gout.

Additionally, celery and white radish are good for circulation. Do not consume too much white radish or it will cause discharge of chi, hence it is recommended to take only twice a week.

James, Pastor Loh Seng Piow and I will have a more comprehensive discussion with Dr. Jiang re Rinpoche’s diet tomorrow.

 
4. CONCLUSION

Rinpoche’s health is deteriorating fast. A few weeks ago, Rinpoche has given a teaching, and Rinpoche has told us to be prepared as his time is very short. This is now confirmed with Dr. Jiang’s diagnosis/advice.

Rinpoche has only 1 to 3 years to live. If we take good care of Rinpoche’s health, life span may be prolonged. However, if the situation worsens and develops into cancer, it can be as little as 1 year left.

Also, Dr. Jiang mentioned that the possibility of Rinpoche’s condition to be healed is only between 40%-50%.

In view of how serious Rinpoche’s health has degenerated, I would like to stress the importance of inner “puja” (mind transformation, for example: to go all the way for Dharma, let go off our attachments) that constitutes 70% of the cause to extend Rinpoche’s life span, while the other 30% is outer puja (long life puja) to support. If this is done, then Rinpoche’s treatment will be effective.

Thank you.

Shin Tan
Tsem Ladrang
 

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  1. Jason on Jun 22, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I did browse through vajrasecrets.com and come to and finally I click on Rinpoche medical status.I just can’t imagine how much pain Rinpoche has to bear. I feel sad about this. Pastor Shin Tan did mention inner puja and outer puja can help to heal Rinpoche pain and prolong Rinpoche life. Inner puja which related mind transform is major contribution on effectiveness on the treatment to Rinpoche.Rinpoche always keep saying that we must practice dharma now because we don’t know what will happen to us on next second .
    I am a new kecharian but I really learn a lot from Rinpoche.Dharma must be in practice but not just only as a knowledge.
    I wish Rinpoche long life and always turn Dharma. Wheel.Thank you.

    With folded hands
    Jason

  2. Lester on May 19, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Hi any updates on Rinpoche health status? Thanks.

    • Valentina Suhendra on May 19, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Dear Lester

      Since Rinpoche was diagnosed with liver hardening back in year 2011, Dorje Shugden oracle came to take trance and substantially healed his illness. Please read the article below. However, his condition still need to be monitored carefully.

      http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/miraculous-healing.html

      Having said that, whether our teacher choose to manifest healthy condition and long life would depend very much on the samaya of his students as a whole. If we do what he advised and transform our mind, then we created the cause for our teacher to live long. Therefore, we all have to continue to pray for his long life and stable health and maintain out commitments at the same time and do as he advised.

      Kind regards

      Valentina

      • Lester on May 19, 2016 at 1:26 pm

        Thank you Valentina! I am almost moved to tears! I have missed the article by its title thinking that it was about something else. Yes, the Lama can manifest in whichever way is beneficial for beings like us. May all students keep their samaya well. 🙂

        • Valentina Suhendra on May 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm

          Dear Lester

          Recently, I have written an article about Rinpoche’s biography – do enjoy and share with your friends 🙂

          http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/h-e-the-25th-tsem-tulku-rinpoches-biography.html

          Valentina

          • Lester on May 20, 2016 at 9:08 am

            Hi Valentina, yes, I enjoy reading the biography. Will definitely share with my interested friends info on Rinpoche. On a side note, I realise that the biological lineage of Rinpoche is illustrious. It will be really ideal if the names His Eminence’s parents and forefathers be cited in Chinese (if there are Chinese transliteration of their titles and names) and be backed by official and/or scholarly historical documentation. For example, Xinjiang in the post-Qing period is run by Han generals, but divided amongst the Mongol clans, Uyghurs and other Muslim communities. If any form of official recognition, certifications, citations or commendations can be sought from the governmental archives of PRC and Taiwan, or from personal collection, to be published as evidences of Rinpoche’s royal background, tracing it all the way to Prince Palta and beyond, it can be of great help to the propagation of Shugden cause eventually. If memories of Rinpoche’s parents and grandparents are sustained in the minds of his clansmen in Xinjiang (if any of them are still there), who in turn should welcome Rinpoche as one of their own, that will be even better. 🙂 Again, my ramblings.

    • Vinnie Tan on May 19, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Dear Lester,

      Like what Valentina has mentioned, it is possible for the lama to manifest many illnesses through the body. It will depend on what the students do to help spread the Buddhadharma that will be able to change the causes for the lama to live long. Even if the lama lives longer, if as students we constantly break our promises and not do things that we should do, the lama will leave us as well.

      It is not unusual that high lamas manifest something and leave their students very quickly. Even if it is a reincarnate that is back with the students, if the students have broke that samaya, it will cause the incarnation to not be able to spread the dharma.

      Thus, we should always do the best and keep all our promises. Not just make the promises because it seems to be a right thing to do at that moment yet we do not follow through. When we do not follow the promise through, it will create causes for our lama to leave us.

      Above is just a sharing with you.

      Thank you
      Vinnie

      • Lester on May 20, 2016 at 9:14 am

        Thanks Vinnie. You are right. Clean samaya is key to Guru’s sustained presence. May the Lama live long!

  3. Steven Koh Wing Gok on Jun 18, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    it a really shocked to me. Currently, medicate are so advance to cure all inner problems.
    Look forward good doctor to help.
    Take care
    Steven

  4. tong sun sun on Oct 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    看了这编文后非常担心上师的健康,脑袋一片空白和心理极度害怕。请上师务必照顾和保重法体。我们以后的回响都回响上师法体健康,常转法轮。

  5. Sandra Goldstein on Jul 9, 2013 at 12:28 am

    I am very saddened by your news and hope that all works out for the best. My father has just recently undergone tests for his liver after feeling pain just below his ribs. One of the problems with the liver is that it’s just so darned efficient that we can get away for years with all sorts of problems and not realise just what’s going on. This is why alcoholics can abuse themselves for decades; the liver can function when only 20% intact, and because it doesn’t send out warning signals until it’s too late, people can run into a lot of problems. Thankfully my father drank in moderation and the problem turned out to be his gall bladder. The moral of this story is that you should have regular blood tests. They can help spot problems with your liver (and other organs) that you can’t necessarily feel. A simple blood test takes five minutes. Alert the world!

  6. dash on Mar 13, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Low fat raw vegan diet. Even just a month of it and his health should improve leaps and bounds. It will detoxify his liver rapidly, although it is suggested to do it much longer. If he wants to take it a step further try juicing. Research Dave the raw food trucker’s story on YouTube. Quite inspiring.

  7. Robert on Jan 20, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I am very sad to see this news, it is bringing tears to my eyes. I only recently came across your teachings and youtube videos, and have found myself drawn time and again to your teachings since.

    I will dedicate my dharma practices to your health and long life and perform White Tara sadhanas for you. I am also going to ask that you be put on my sangha’s tonglen list.

    I mistakenly thought I would have time to study with you. There is no time. So I will practice now for you, since you have practiced so much for me.

    Om Ah Ra Pa Tsa Na Dhi!

  8. Susan on Dec 9, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Am saddened to hear this. sincerely hope Rinpoche will seriously consider a raw vegan diet with plenty of juicing. this helps to detox the body. may he get well speedily.

  9. Carlos Cheng on Aug 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Sad to hear about Rinpoche’s condition. I wonder if he is tested for Hepa B. Asians are predominantly infected by HEPAB. He needs to get a Blood test for presence of HBVDNA. He may also need a CTscan to determine the presence of any lesion in the liver. Check if Edema is present in the legs. All liver anzyme and Alpha Feto Protein should also be tested. If there is no lesion and just cirhottic, Hope his liver is still compensated, He can start taking an antiretroviral drug (Viread or Baraclude are very potent drug).The liver could get healed hopefully when the virus is undetected after a month. We’ll pray for him. Hope he reoover soon.

  10. Linda Hoo on Jun 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Would there be possibilities for Rinpoche to get a liver transplant. Hoping no bleeding. If bleeding Vit K will be needed. Cirrhosis mustnt take food containing high salt. Am very sad to hear this. May Rinpoche live long.

  11. Natalie on May 8, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I found out a few weeks ago that cola is linked to cancer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17308181
    Just wanted you to know as I and many others want you to have a long, healthy life. Good wishes to you.

  12. cvp on Mar 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Rinpoche,
    I only listen to you once. And I really love listening to you more.
    Now I found out that you are not well.
    I am Laotian. Now live in California. I am done check with my spiritual guide and have a ‘POSITIVE’ answer which means that you will definitely heal. MIRACLE will happen with a condition.
    You may look into the raw food diet from Arnaux Goran, who healed himself thru food and appear on television.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwb7WcyM9nA

    Psychic Healer
    Laguna Beach

  13. Ron Doucet on Feb 4, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Hello from way across the pond. I am a dharma practitioner from Massachusetts USA. I first heard of tsem rinpoche on YouTube and was immediately drawn to him. I had serious negative karma and broken vows and samayas, and was considering ending my life. Rinpoches letter to me and his teachings were of immense benefit and gave me hope that I could turn my life around. By watching and contemplating and applying tsem rinpoches teachings, my mind quickly transformed and I have a reason to live again. That reason is practicing the holy dharma and benefitting sentient beings. I feel like I owe my life to rinpoche and his kind staff. Therefore, I will dedicate any merit from my dharma practice to rinpoches long life and continued activity. I hope that rinpoche will be healthy as I personally I owe a great to him! I think the best thing we can do is continue with our practice, keep our vows/samayas intact and carry on rinpoches vision of letting the holy dharma grow in the world and in the mindstreams of sentient beings. Thank you again rinpoche, and the ledrang staff and everyone at the kechara organization. Sincerely, Ron d.

  14. Israel on Jan 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I have just read this post, it is very sad to know it. I wish you all the best and peaceful way during the next months, hopefully the situation turns over its prediction. Today its dead meditation gathers strenght into me. Millon of thanks for sharing your wisdom with us.

    • Will on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

      Dear Blessed Rinpochey and Dharma friends,

      Happy New Year of the Water Dragon 2012.

      With the blessing of the countless Buddhas, may you meet up with a beloved qigong master. One is named Lin , Chun yi. He lives in America. With your blessing and permission, I would like to make offerings to heal Rinpochey with Qi Gong healing.
      May you remain to teach!

  15. andree in oklahoma on Dec 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

    i wanted to tell you thank you for having presence on the internet and all the wonderful lectures on youtube. it has meant much to me to have this. and to have contact with kechara. i have two malas, one a wood bead that i wear as a reminder to be mindful the other is bone. your lecture on impermanent has caused a deep awareness for my day to day actions and has deepened my gratitude. i have had you on my mind a lot lately. and moved to tears. i dont know you but your love has reach me here in oklahoma. thank you . thank you thank you …

  16. Tay Beng Aik on Dec 22, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Dear Rinpoche
    Can you please elaborate on your pain problems on the right abdomen. Aside form pain is there any other symptoms, physical signs and problems. Any problems with eating foods and swallowing or regurgitation or burning?
    Is there any reason for the cirrhosis?
    Perhaps the pain and symptoms can be reduced. Aside from pain in the right abdomen is there any pain elsewhere.
    Hope this can help.

  17. THOMAS DAVID CANADA on Dec 20, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I have confidence that Tsem will recover, with medicine and prayers. My best wishes and prayers for his prompt recovery.

  18. Elsie Toy on Dec 1, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Dear Shin, thank you very much for the update. I manage to read it only today. I am extremely sad about Rinpoche’s situation and he went through all these for us. I can understand now and yes I would want to commit myself to full time dharma as soon as I get my stuff settle here. My daughter has agreed to sponsored me a little ( i pray that she honor her words) and the rest I have to find my own ways to sustain myself. I am reciting the prayers everyday and I promised to be good. I hope to see you next week when I am at the lamrim recitation. Is there anything you want me to get from Singapore. Do let me know.

  19. Gosia on Nov 29, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Rinpoche please do not go in to bardo of death. Today I had terrible fight with my co-worker in front of my manager. It was really messy, I was so angry plus I used all sneaky methods only to win fight. You are only one teacher that I have trust in. Without you I will be doomed. Tomorrow I will apologies my college. Rinpoche please stay in samsara for the good all sentient beings. Thanks to your teachings and trust in you, at least I can know them I doing bed thinks and know that I need to fix my mistakes. Love you my Guru!!!

  20. oscar on Nov 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Strong man, get well soon! I know you will and please do take more rest. See you early early at night still blogging for everyone. But I understand that it is for the benefits of everyone. With that I really sincerely wish you well and a longer life with best of health. Take care Rinpoche. We are all behind you!

  21. tsemtulku on Nov 24, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Yesterday got many tests results back. Most is ok news so far. Have more medication to take and have to check in every three months with my doctor. Some of the tests came back exactly as my Chinese doctor has diagnosed and told me weeks ago. Yesterday’s tests were very comprehensive. Much more blood tests were done also at one of the best hospitals in the region.

    Today I will be going for a colon scope to see for any colon polyps, tumors, etc. Now I am fasting and taking a special liquid to clear the colon before the test. I will be put under sedation. Simulatneously will be doing a endoscope today also to be sure. Every organ in my abdominal region will be thoroughly checked to account for the intense pain experienced weeks ago.

    I saw three Western trained doctors in the last week and their diagnosis contradicts eachother. Both are top in their fields as specialists. But the second doctor is much more thorough, with much more comprehensive tests and explains things clearer. The second doctor match what my Chinese Doctor says. We all felt more confident with the second doctor.

    Well let’s go for the test today and see how. Tsem Rinpoche

    • Lawrence on Nov 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you and please keep us informed. Your health condition is very importantat for us.

  22. tsemtulku on Nov 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    November 22, 2011-Went for a whole bunch of tests today at hospital. We started at around 10 Am till 5pm. Exhausted from all the tests, blood, liver, CT, MRI, etc….have to go to see doctor again tomorrow.

    I am grateful to my Chinese Traditional Doctor who discovered something was wrong in the first place to prompt me for further tests. If he never said anything, I would never have gone.

    Let’s see what the doctors here will say tomorrow with the results of the test coming out. Tsem Rinpoche

  23. terri on Nov 18, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I am so sorry Rinpoche. Please forgive us for being bad students, please stay with us.

  24. Mercedes on Nov 18, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche, Every time I read about your condition,my heart and stomach twist inside of me.I don’t want to sound selfish but I don’t want to accept this. I want to believe and I know that you are going to get better and be happy and healthy and live in your mountain cottage as you always wanted and with many loving pets that you adore.Always thinking of you to your fast recovery and sending positive messages to the universe that you are getting better.Much love to you from the bottom of my heart and blessings of health and happiness.

  25. tenzin llhamo on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Dearest Rinpoche, we pray for your speedy recovery and we rejoice that Rinpoche is reversing the illness. Rinpoche please rest well.

  26. a visitor on Nov 17, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Discourse to Girimananda Thera (Girimananda Sutta[1])

    Thus have I heard [rewritten from the book of protection]:

    On one occasion the Blessed One was living near Savatthi at Jetavana at the monastery of Anathapindika. Now at that time, the Venerable Girimananda was afflicted with a disease, was suffering therefrom, and was gravely ill. Thereupon the Venerable Ananda approached the Buddha and having saluted him sat beside him. So seated the Venerable Ananda said this to the Blessed One:

    “Bhante (Venerable Sir,) the Venerable Girimananda is afflicted with disease, is suffering therefrom, and is gravely ill. It were well, bhante, if the Blessed One would visit the Venerable Girimananda out of compassion for him.” (Thereupon the Buddha said):

    “Should you, Ananda, visit the monk Girimananda and recite to him the ten contemplations, then that monk Girimananda having heard them, will be immediately cured of his disease.

    “What are the ten?
    Contemplation of impermanence.
    Contemplation of anatta (absence of a permanent self or soul). Contemplation of foulness (asubha).
    Contemplation of disadvantage (danger).
    Contemplation of abandonment.
    Contemplation of detachment.
    Contemplation of cessation.
    Contemplation of distaste for the whole world.
    Contemplation of impermanence of all component things.
    Mindfulness of in-breathing and out-breathing.

    i. “And what, Ananda, is contemplation of impermanence? Herein, Ananda, a monk having gone to the forest or to the foot of a tree or to an empty house (lonely place) contemplates thus: ‘Matter (visible objects) is impermanent; feeling or sensation is impermanent; perception is impermanent; formations are impermanent; consciousness is impermanent. Thus he dwells contemplating impermanence in these five aggregates.’ This, Ananda, is called contemplation of impermanence.

    ii. “And what Ananda is contemplation of anatta? Herein, Ananda, a monk having gone to the forest or to the foot of a tree or to a lonely place contemplates thus: ‘The eye is not the self; visible objects are not the self; the ear is not the self; sounds are not the self; the nose is not the self; smells are not the self; the tongue is not the self; tastes are not the self; the body is not the self; bodily contacts (tangible objects) are not the self; the mind is not the self; mental objects are not the self.’ Thus he dwells contemplating not self in these internal and external bases. This, Ananda, is called contemplation of anatta.

    iii. “And what, Ananda, is contemplation of foulness? Herein, Ananda, a monk contemplates this body upwards from the soles of the feet, downwards from the top of the hair, enclosed in skin, as being full of many impurities. In this body there are head-hairs, body-hairs, nails, teeth, skin, flesh, sinews, bones, marrow, kidneys, heart, liver, pleura, spleen, lungs, intestines, intestinal tract, stomach, feces, bile, phlegm, pus, blood, sweat, fat, tears, grease, saliva, nasal mucous, synovium (oil lubricating the joints), and urine. Thus he dwells contemplating foulness in this body. This, Ananda, is called contemplation of foulness.

    iv. “What, Ananda, is contemplation of disadvantage (danger)? Herein, Ananda, a monk having gone to the forest, or to the foot of a tree, or to a lonely place, contemplates thus: ‘Many are the sufferings, many are the disadvantages (dangers) of this body since diverse diseases are engendered in this body, such as the following: Eye-disease, ear-disease, nose-disease, tongue-disease, body-disease, headache, mumps, mouth-disease, tooth-ache, cough, asthma, catarrh, heart-burn, fever, stomach ailment, fainting, dysentry, swelling, gripes, leprosy, boils, scrofula, consumption, epilepsy, ringworm, itch, eruption, tetter, pustule, plethora, diabetes, piles, cancer, fistula, and diseases originating from bile, from phlegm, from wind, from conflict of the humors, from changes of weather, from adverse condition (faulty deportment), from devices (practiced by others), from kamma-vipaka (results of kamma); and cold, heat, hunger, thirst, excrement, and urine.’ Thus he dwells contemplating disadvantage (danger) in this body. This Ananda, is called contemplation of disadvantage (danger).

    v. “And what, Ananda, is contemplation of abandonment? Herein, Ananda, a monk does not tolerate a thought of sensual desire that has arisen in him, dispels it, makes an end of it, and annihilates it. He does not tolerate a thought of ill-will that has arisen in him, but abandons, dispels it, makes an end of it, and annihilates it. He does not tolerate a thought of cruelty that has arisen in him but abandons it, dispels it, makes an end of it, and annihilates it. He does not tolerate evil, unprofitable states that arise in him from time to time, but abandons them, dispels them, makes an end of them, and annihilates them. This, Ananda, is called contemplation of abandonment.

    vi. “And what, Ananda, is contemplation of detachment? Herein, Ananda, a monk having gone to the forest, or to the foot of a tree, or to a lonely place, contemplates thus: ‘This is peaceful, this is sublime, namely, the stilling of all conditioned things, the giving up of all substratum of becoming, the extinction of craving, detachment, Nibbana.’ This, Ananda, is called contemplation of detachment.

    vii. “And what, Ananda, is contemplation of cessation? Herein, Ananda, a monk having gone to the forest, or to the foot of a tree, or to a lonely place, contemplates thus: ‘This is peaceful, this is sublime, namely, the stilling of all component things, the extinction of craving, cessation, Nibbana.’ This, Ananda, is called contemplation of cessation.

    viii. “And what, Ananda, is contemplation of distaste for the whole world? Herein, Ananda, (a monk) by abandoning any concern and clinging to this world, by abandoning mental prejudices, wrong beliefs, and latent tendencies concerning this world, by not grasping them, but by giving them up, becomes detached. This, Ananda, Is called contemplation of distaste for the whole world.

    ix. “And what, Ananda, is contemplation of impermanence of all component things? Herein, Ananda, a monk is wearied, humiliated, and disgusted with all conditioned things. This, Ananda, is called contemplation of impermanence of all component things.

    x. “And what, Ananda, is mindfulness of in-breathing and out-breathing? Herein, Ananda, a monk having gone to the forest, or to the foot of a tree, or to a lonely place, sits down, having folded his legs crosswise, keeping the body erect, and his mindfulness alive, mindful he breathes in, mindful he breathes out.

    “When he is breathing in a long breath, he knows: ‘I am breathing in a long breath’; when he is breathing out a long breath, he knows: ‘I am breathing out a long breath’; when he is breathing in a short breath, he knows: ‘I am breathing in a short breath’; when he is breathing out a short breath, he knows: ‘I am breathing out a short breath.’ ‘Conscious of the entire process[2] I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself. ‘Conscious of the entire process I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself.

    “‘Calming the entire process, I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; ‘calming the entire process I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself.

    “‘Experiencing rapture, I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; ‘experiencing rapture, I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself.

    “‘Experiencing bliss, I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; ‘experiencing bliss, I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself.

    “‘Experiencing the mental formations (feeling and perception), I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; ‘experiencing the mental formations, I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself.

    “‘Calming the mental formations, I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; ‘calming the mental formations, I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself.

    “‘Experiencing the mind (according to the fourfold absorptions, or jhanas), I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; ‘experiencing the mind, I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself.

    “‘Exceedingly gladdening the mind (by samatha, calming, as well as by vipassana, insight), I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; ‘exceedingly gladdening the mind, I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself.

    “‘Concentrating the mind (on the breath), I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; concentrating the mind I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself.

    “‘Liberating the mind (from the nivaranas, or hindrances), I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself, ‘liberating the mind I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself; ‘contemplating impermanence (in body, feelings, perceptions, volitional formations, consciousness), I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; ‘contemplating impermanence, I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself; ‘contemplating detachment, I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; ‘contemplating detachment, I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself; ‘contemplating cessation, I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself, ‘contemplating cessation, I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself; ‘contemplating abandonment, I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; ‘contemplating abandonment, I shall breathe out,’ thus he trains himself.

    “This, Ananda, is called mindfulness of in-breathing and out-breathing. If, Ananda, you visit the monk Girimananda and recite to him these ten contemplations, then that monk, Girimananda, having heard them, will be immediately cured of his affliction.”

    Thereupon the Venerable Ananda, having learned these ten contemplations from the Blessed One, visited the Venerable Girimananda, and recited to him the ten contemplations. When the Venerable Girimananda had heard them, his affliction was immediately cured. He recovered from that affliction, and thus disappeared the affliction of the Venerable Girimananda.

    May you find the way to real peace and happiness and the end of suffering for your self with ease!

    _()_

  27. David Yeshe Green on Nov 17, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Rinpoche. Some years ago you gave teachings on the Fire Sword of Black Garuda. I shall perform this, the Threefold Wrathful One and Medicine Buddha dedicated to your recovery.

    I have been inspired to collect together all information available on Garuda. It may interest you to see that I have included loinks to your own precious commentary: http://www.bluegaruda.com

    May you live long.

    maitri

    Yeshe

    _/\_

  28. Sean Wang on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This is very sad news. I hope Rinpoche will get well soon. I will dedicate my prayers to Rinpoche. This sickness manifesting is partly due to me not doing much towards benefiting others. I will work harder to make Kechara grow. I promise to do everything that Rinpoche tells me to do. I am very sorry for everything I did not do well because it adds to the load of Rinpoche’s sickness. I am very sorry. Please get well soon so that many more will benefit due to Rinpoche’s teachings.

    Love,
    Sean

  29. Mercedes on Nov 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I’ve just read this news this morning,and I am deeply sad at knowing this prognosis. Have they mentioned about a possibility of liver transplant? Rinpoche is a person I deeply have a strong respect and love.My prayers and thoughts will be with him and for him every day.It is in my hopes and desire that he will be able to recuperate and live a long healthy life.Many blessings to our Dear Rinpoche from the bottom of my heart,and I truly mean this hambly.

  30. tsemtulku on Nov 16, 2011 at 7:29 am

    For over a year now, around my liver area, I feel a large lump inside and also sharp prickly feelings. It felt very uncomfortable in that area, and when you press you gently it has excruciating pain. You can press any other area and I am ok, but that area always feels swollen, uncomfortable and extremely painful. Now I need to get that taken care of.

    My Chinese Traditional doctor has been amazing for treating my migraines this year. I’ve had very bad migraines at least 5 to 6 times a week and I would take cafergot and synflex to curb the intense pain. Through acupuncture, massage and medicines he has prescribed for the last 5 months, I would say my migraines have reduced to once in every two weeks. But the migraines are very light and I don’t have to take medicine anymore. So I am continuing my treatment for this. My doctor is also wonderful in treating flus. I have sent over 20 persons to him with flus and he has done wonders with them they have reported to me. Also I have twisted my ankles or sprained a knee, and his treatments for this has been wonderful. I will not go to any Western trained doctor for sprains, twists, and migraines, Their procedures for ‘healing’ takes a very long time. The Traditional Chinese doctors are best for this. I have recieved so many good results. Acupuncture is really wonderful for sure. I like Chinese Traditional treatment for many problems.

    Currently I am having him treat three other persons for intense migraines through acupuncture. One is showing good results already and she has reduced taking Panadol to nil as opposed to prior to treatments, she had migraines daily and popped Panadols daily….. The other two has just started treatments. Tsem Rinpoche

    • Doreen Teoh on Nov 16, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      Dear Rinpoche,
      I am glad that Rinpoche is in good hands of the Chinese traditional doctor. Take much care, and hope to see you and listen to your live teachings.

  31. Liz Fields on Nov 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I am so sad to learn the news, every dharma talk he gives I learn something and apply it to me life (as I am sure a lot of his students do). I will do medicine buddha mantras and Shamatha meditation and dedicate the merits to him.

    Tadyata: Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze
    Radza Samunggate Soha!

  32. Janice on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Even though I’m not one of your student, neither have we ever met, I pray for your long life and to continue to benefit living beings in these times. Thank you for teaching the Dharma through your blog and youtube. My dad and I have heard some of these teachings and have had some profound effect in our lives.

    “The best offering we can offer to our Guru is our spiritual practice…” this news of your illness reminds me once again on the preciousness of our human life and to realize how fortunate to have a Guru still alive for us to make offerings to. I am reminded not to waste my time and do more for my own Guru. Thank you for your teachings and please continue to live for a long long time.

  33. tsemtulku on Nov 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Dear Everyone,

    It is amazing my Chinese Traditional Doctor found the problem. If it was not for him, no one would have known the problem at all. I would even know I have to go for further scans and tests.

    I will be going for extensive tests soon at the insistence of my Chinese Tradtitional doctor. This is what he recommended from the first diagnosis from day one when he discovered the problem. He said he can detect the problem, and also help to mitigate, but I have to go to hospital to actually cure it. His medicines and treatment has helped me so much.

    I thank everyone for their concerns and care.

    Extensive huge pujas are being done for me in the Monasteries also. I have recieved get well messages from monks, high lamas, friends, and students from all around the world. And I thank everyone for their care.

    I will get further treatment. Much humility, Tsem Rinpoche

    • Lawrence on Nov 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      I have no words to express my gratitude to You! You helped me to become a vegetarian, You taught me how important is perseverance. You have given me first altar. You have given me almost everything that matters to a life for Dharma.

      Thank You!
      I wish you good health!

    • Jeffrey on Nov 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      Dearest Rinpoche,

      I wish Rinpoche a speedy recovery. Hope Rinpoche will get well soon! I’ve given up meat because of your teachings, I’ve given up smoking because of your teachings.

      Thank you for your teachings Rinpoche.

      Much Gratitude,
      Jeffrey Gan

  34. Arnaud Pontacq on Nov 11, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Dearest Rinpoche, it is said that before going to Parinirvana, one person could have asked Buddha Shakyamuni to stay in this world, never to go away, never to die. And then He would have stayed forever. But this person failed to ask. That is why the Buddha Shakyamuni went into Parinirvana.
    Could you please stay forever Dearest Rinpoche ?
    Please do.
    Please stay forever Dearest Rinpoche.
    Please stay with us all forever Dearest Rinpoche because none of the ones who you guide so carefully and who love you so much want to see you go away. Not at all.
    Thank you so much Dearest Rinpoche.

  35. […] 克切拉世界和平中心 诞辰原本是个开心的日子,不过仁波切宣布了本身身患重病,只剩下一年到三年的时间而已。是我们无法累积足够的功德,所以这么早就失去上师?一个上师的显现,是为了利益众生,只要那里有需要佛法他就出现在那里;一个上师的离开可能就意味着他已经无法继续传授佛陀的教诲了,因为所教导的都没有被好好实践。 真正损失的是我们。由于我们累世的业障无法及时消除,就变成阻碍我们继续接受佛法的障碍。错不在上师,错在弟子。上师是开出治疗我们疾病的药方(佛法),但是我们没有按照要求服药(实践佛法),也就无法痊愈。 […]

  36. Elizabeth Lewis on Nov 6, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Dear Tsem Tulku – la,
    Your inspirational teachings will be sorely missed if you leave this realm at so young an age.Please seek out a liver transplant. This will give the donor merit and yourself the opportunity to change the lives of many more people.
    With much love and respect

  37. Arnaud Pontacq on Nov 5, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Hello Dearest Rinpoche.
    Would you like, if I can send it to you properly, that I send you a book about the clay and how to heal a lot of problem using clay written by a french writer, or not ? Maybe it could be useful as it is a remedy to a lot of ailments. For example, when I came back from Morocco more than 20 years ago, my Dearest mother healed me from a hepatitis.
    Please be well soon Dearest Rinpoche !

    Thank you so much Dearest Rinpoche !

  38. Sofi on Nov 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    I am very sad that you have to suffer our bad kharma and have such a short time left with us. Upon reflection on my mother’s recent death, I’ve realised that with the death of both parents, I have to finally grow up and take responsibility totally. No more safety blanket to fall back on if I get into whatever kind of trouble. So I guess that is also part of the reason why Rinpoche manifested this condition. So now all Kecharians and those who believe in Rinpoche need to really start being responsible for our own mind transformation and not always think Rinpoche is there to “save” us from our mistakes. Only then can we gain the collective merits for Rinpoche’s vision to manifest, ie. KWPC, which will attract tremedous number of visitors and to plant some imprint in them. In turn, I truly hope that Rinpoche will have the wish to stay with us longer, to continue turning the wheel of dharma for others who have not had the opportunity to learn of Buddha’s wisdom. From the online responses, it is apparent that Rinpoche had blessed many lives with his modern approach to teaching. With the realisation of Rinpoche’s impermanent life, I hope that Rinpoche will bless us all with the extension of his life. A Living Buddha amidst us will truly be treasured with great joy.

  39. aerocalifornia on Nov 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Dear Rinpche,
    For hep B, I found The following drugs “Baraclude” and “Viread” are very effective. Taken 3 to 6 months, they bring the liver inflamation down, virus count to almost not detectable level. Also taking 3 pills of Now Liver Detoxifier and Regenerator herbs a day which contain milk thistle a nd other herbs. Work great to detox liver and heal it too. You can get this from Amazon.com. A monthly blood test with full liver panel test is a must to track its progress. Hope this help and wish you a quick recovery.

  40. aerocalifornia on Nov 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, for Hep B liver desease, the following medication Barclude and Viread have proven that they works for me and others. They brought liver inflamation down, after 3 to 6 months virus count down to almost normal, undetectable level. Monthly blood test is a must with full liver panel blood test. No alcohol drinking, maintain a good excercise schedule and have a healthy diet. Also taking daily 3 pills of NOW Liver detoxifier and Regenator pills which contains Milk Thistles and other herbs that really help the liver to detox and heal. You can get this from Amazon.com. Hope this helps and wish you a quick recovery.

  41. elizabeth hurwitz on Nov 3, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    My whole family is saddened to hear that you are not well and is dedicating merit towards your full recovery. Your great kindness and generousity towards me, a little person who has never met you, is deeply appreciated. Please let me know if there is any way I can be of help to you. You are in my heart.
    With all respect and good wishes,
    Elizabeth Hurwitz
    Ann Arbor, MI

  42. Lawrence on Nov 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    namo bhagavate bhaiṣajyaguru
    vaiḍūryaprabharājāya tathāgatāya
    arhate samyaksambuddhāya tadyathā
    oṃ bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye mahābhaiṣajya samudgate svāhā

  43. dilia on Nov 2, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Tsem Tulku Riponche, I do really enjoy your teaching, pls take a good rest. Dharma , what a wonderful thing.
    I do believe that you can do get better. Relax, Relax.

  44. stephen on Nov 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

    rinpoche, please do not manifest death and stay with all sentient beings until samsara ceases.

  45. Ian Darwin on Nov 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I have been visiting this and Kechara’s site for a few years now. Rinpoche’s teachings are a large reason I have been reading and studying buddhism. I would know nothing of Vajrayogini, who I instantly felt a connection to, if not for your videos. I thank you Rinpoche and will think of you during this difficult time. My Love to you and all Kechera.
    Ian Darwin
    Little Rock AR USA

  46. Ben van Ham on Nov 1, 2011 at 3:59 am

    We live in impermanence. I will recite 50.000 White Tara mantra’s for Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Ben / Netherlands.

  47. Ben van Ham on Nov 1, 2011 at 2:55 am

    I will recite 50.000 White Tara mantra’s for Khen Rinpoche.

  48. Liz Fields on Nov 1, 2011 at 1:08 am

    I am so sad to hear about Rinpoché, he will always be in my thoughts and prayers. He has taught me so must and i am sad to hear of his condition. Please keep us up to date with his condition.

    Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha Bekanze Radza Samudgate Soha!!!

  49. P.D. on Oct 31, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I think that the liver condition of Rinpoche could be because he uses Panadol for many years in some quantities. May he should switch to aspirine!! It is well known that Panadol could affect the liver badly when taken for too long and also in big quantity…

  50. e-va on Oct 30, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Dear Rinpoche or who it may concerned,

    I really care about Rinpoche’s health eventhough I have not seen him in person. Rinpoche has once helped me return to my life in the past.

    Here is my advice to him:-
    I think Rinpoche should go for body scans/ proper diagnosis before Dr Jiang is able to be sure of what is happening inside his body without any actual medical evidence.

    I am a Malaysian chinese with a medical background,in fact i’m working as an injury management advisor. I love studying about tradional chineese medicince but honestly speaking, not all medical condition is sufficient with chinese medicine. Especially with diagnosis of cancer, one needs to undergo medical scans in order to conclude medical diagnosis.

    I agree with Dr Jiang’s diet therapy but I think Rinpoche needs to see an Oncologist for proper diagnosis. In the end, it is up to him to decide whether he wants to continue his traditional chinese medicine or western medicine( chemotherapy etc.)

    Just like Steve Jobs, apparently, he could have gone for early stage treatment which is to undergo surgery to remove the tumour in his liver before it began to enlarge and spread to other parts of body. However, Steve went to seek traditional medicine, and his condition worsened till to terminal stage.

    I agree with Martin Bosnev’s comment,and I think his advise is for Rinpoche’s benefit.I feel the blog’s reply to the comment was personal and rude! I hope everyone here can think in a rational way.

    I will pray for you.

    Take care Rinpoche,
    E-va

    • ANI TENZIN CHIME on Oct 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      AWESOME

  51. Ethan Chu on Oct 30, 2011 at 1:51 am

    It is definitely a sad sad news to hear that Rinpoche is diagnosed with a fatal illness. And so many wish unfulfilled but to date, he uses his life to accomplish so much that we can not do single handed. It started with just Rinpoche himself, in a foreign land. Through his hard work and determination, we are so lucky to have a huge, comfortable place called Kechara to learn the dharma.

    Not to mention his online presence, how many people over the internet has gotten benefit, inspired, thankful and changed their life because of his great style of teachings and compassion work.

    I am very fortunate to take refuge in this very life of this great master. Rinpoche is enduring a lot of pain, pain that we can’t imagine. He has undergone so many tests and treatment from both western and chinese doctor. To date, Dr Jiang is such a great doctor. Without him, we won’t even find out Rinpoche’s illness in time even so many tests had been conducted.

    Dr Jiang is monitoring closely at Rinpoche’s condition and so far the treatment has been good and the Ladrang is looking closely at Rinpoche’s diet and well being.

    If you have learn the dharma in some ways, practice it. If you have get in touch with his great teachings, share it. Share this blog with your friends. It is not the end but a great beginning. Because of Rinpoche, we did something meaningful in our lives. And we are striving to build Kechara World Peace Center in this very life!

    Get involved with us, support us in anyway you can. Spread the teachings far and wide. Let’s work together to bring this to others.

    Kechara World Peace Center is not a dream, it is a reality.

    http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/

    • ANI TENZIN CHIME on Oct 30, 2011 at 2:15 am

      What beautiful words for us to hear. Now you speak the words of a Buddha. Rinpoche knows us all and knows our selfish grasping at his skirts. Just love him and wait without pressurizing him to be well…He either will or He wont and we are not to know this. Make him laugh. Gentle his human form. Hold him and stroke his head and form with beautiful oils and he will be fine…one way or the other.

  52. ANI TENZIN CHIME on Oct 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Whichever way this manifests through Rinpoche we will benefit, and he will keep laughing at us! He is safe which ever way it goes…
    The only sadness I feel for HIM is that awful diet! Oh dear one…BIG HUG

  53. Seon on Oct 29, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Dear Guru Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,

    Half of me felt very sad about your current situation, another half of me felt relieved that at least you have very loyal and capable Kecharians to take care of you.

    Your teachings has always been very concise, honest and funny. It is quite difficult to find such a teacher. I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    I notice that this news has instigated a “heated” debate. I believe that all of us are just very concern about Guru Tsem Tulku Rinpoche health.

  54. Anthony Hawboldt on Oct 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, please feel better soon. You do amazing work for all the people of this planet.
    I have one question, … I have no Dharma centre in my town for me to go to. How can I formally, and properly, undertake the path of Dharma?

    Best Wishes,
    Anthony, from Canada

  55. Matthew on Oct 28, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Rinpoche please stay with us for a very long time!
    Although i have never met Rinpoche in person, I have learned very much from Rinpoche through his online dharma talks, and this is where I first started formally learning about Buddhism 5 years ago.
    I will dedicate my practices to your long life for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    om tare tuttare ture soha

  56. Ethan Chu on Oct 28, 2011 at 2:43 am

    It is very sad to have known that Rinpoche has a fatal illness and myself see it with my own eyes that how much pain Rinpoche has to endure. Rinpoche has lived his life none other than spreading dharma and benefiting others. His teachings and talks attracted thousands of attendees let alone his online presence. How fortunate we are to have encounter such a great teacher!

    Due to our lack of understanding, ignorance and attachments. we have come to this stage. So do we give up now? Do we run away? Or are we so scare that we lost faith in dharma?

    Or should we do something about it? What would you do when someone in your life has benefited you tremendously? Will you repay his kindness? Of course you would. I guess it is high time that we truly practice dharma. Through our effort in dharma, we can make a change in prolonging Rinpoche’s life. And we clearly know there are things to be done. we can make a difference! In our guru’s life and in someone else’s life. That’s the beauty of dharma!

    However, Dr Jiang has been a wonderful doctor by treating Rinpoche. Rinpoche has seen many doctors but with Dr Jiang, he was the one who discover the illness and the treatment has been good. Instead of sitting and feeling sorrow, i think we should feel very blessed to have find a perfect guru and practice true dharma. With people work together, together we can strive to achieve something big in life -KWPC!

    Let’s work together to achieve that! Contribute in any way you could!

    http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/

  57. Andy on Oct 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Is sad to read what is written in this post. But come to reality we just have to know about it. Thank you Rinpoche for letting us know of your condition, so that silly like me can improve myself before is too late. With folded hand Rinpoche I want to thank you for what great beneifit you have bring to me and others, therefore I humbly request Rinpoche to live longer not just to benefit others but for me “silly” to be part of your wish which is to benefit others.

  58. Tenzin on Oct 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    An evaluation by western medicine would certainly be appropriate/mandatory I would think. (State of the art medical care needed)Rinpoche will be in my prayers. I first learned about Rinpoche with the passing of Geshe la Gyeltsen. I am shocked and saddened upon reading tonight about his illness. I hope he is able to get the best medical treatment. Om Mani Padme Hum. Om Mani Padme Hum. Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • jeanai on Oct 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      Hi Tenzin, Rinpoche has been evaluated by Western medicine but all of the tests did not find anything wrong. When Dr Jiang checked Rinpoche however, he found that Rinpoche had a liver condition. But yes, Rinpoche will be evaluated by the Western tradition of medicine to reconfirm the diagnosis made by Dr Jiang 🙂

      • P.D. on Oct 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm

        Halebudaya !!! : ))))

      • ANI TENZIN CHIME on Oct 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm

        Brilliant!

  59. Uncle Eddie on Oct 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    In view of the seriousness of the degeneration of Rinpoche’s sickness, we all should adhere to and follow whatever directives and instruction of our Tsem Ladrang. With Tsem Ladrang’s long experiences and nuturing of Rinpoche’s sickness, we should be awared that they are of full understanding and control of the gravity of Rinpoche’s medical conditions. We are confident that they will be able to make a more realistical decision on how best to treat our guru’s health. Thus, whatever method,way and avenues of treatments would be done with full understanding of the gravity of Rinpoche’s medical conditions, and obviously at the best of their ability. May Tsem Rinpoche’s vision of KWPC be realised soonest possible to benefit all sentient beings! OM mani padme hum.

  60. a student on Oct 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    i read through all the replies and i am very happy that Rinpoche have an experience doctor taking care of his health needs. What we all can do now is to do our daily puja and dedicate it to our guru. We have to transfer the merits to Rinpoche and may he live longer and be with us. Teach us and guide us

  61. Tsem Ladrang on Oct 27, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Dear friends,

    Thank you for your concern regarding H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s health. It is encouraging to see that so many people care deeply enough to offer suggestions towards improving Rinpoche’s health.

    The Ladrang wishes to address some of the discussion that has taken place regarding Rinpoche’s diagnosis and treatment.

    Rinpoche was diagnosed by Dr Jiang, who is a qualified practitioner with decades of experience in a medical tradition that developed over thousands of years. He is Rinpoche’s personal doctor, and has successfully treated Rinpoche and his students for many ailments that could not be treated by Western medication. For example, Rinpoche suffered from severe migraines for many years, which could not be diagnosed or successfully treated using Western medical recommendations. It was not until Dr Jiang treated Rinpoche, that the migraines lessened considerably in both frequency and intensity.

    Rinpoche goes for regular medical check-ups, and has recently undergone an extensive health screening. This screening included all tests recommended by Western doctors, and the results showed there were no medical problems; that is, none of the tests detected anything wrong.

    Thus the Ladrang are grateful to Dr Jiang, who has been very beneficial for Rinpoche’s health. If it were not for his care, Rinpoche’s present condition would not have been diagnosed. Alongside this care, Dr Jiang’s treatment is also complemented by a closely monitored diet that is managed by close students who have been with Rinpoche for many years.

    Please be assured that the Ladrang fully understands the gravity of Rinpoche’s medical condition, and is exploring all avenues of treatment, both Western and Eastern. We wish to make as unbiased and informed a decision as possible with regards to our lama’s health.

    We ask that you please respect Rinpoche and the Ladrang’s decision to stick with Dr Jiang’s prognosis, as it accurately matches with both Rinpoche’s current experience of his condition, and the Ladrang’s experience of Dr Jiang’s treatments. Thank you everyone for your interest and concern in Rinpoche’s health.

    Thank you,
    Tsem Ladrang

  62. Ethan Hoo on Oct 27, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I hope you’ll be able to recover soon. I know time and life are very precious. My sincere wish for KPWC to manifest swiftly and Rinpoche to have long life and good health.

    I chance upon some articles today of a local herb that is able to reduce inflammation of liver and as an anti-cancer remedy. The name of the plant is Drooping Clinacanthus. It was reported in newspaper few months ago, someone in Taiping was diagnosed with stage IV lymphoma. He used the herbs and after 13 days, his doctor told him the tumors have disappeared.

    Here are some links regarding Drooping Clinacanthus (local name Sabah Snake Grass / Belalai Gajah / 忧遁草):
    http://www.youduncao.com/
    http://www.kwongwah.com.my/news/2011/07/21/25.html
    http://www.mylongkang.com/2011/06/16/traditional-herbal-treatment/
    http://www.zysj.com.cn/zhongyaocai/yaocai_q/qingjian.html
    http://www.yikpohling.com.my/h_youhealth_b4.html

    I wish for Rinpoche’s long life and good health. I know a lot of people have and will benefit from your dharma works.

    Much love,
    Ethan Hoo.

  63. Koh Hee Peng on Oct 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I am sad not because H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche has only 1 – 3 years left to be with us. I am sad because most likely I would not have the merits to meet H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche again for many, many eons of lives should H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche passes away within the next 1 – 3 years.

    H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche would continue to take rebirth to benefit all sentient beings. As for me, who is constantly under the subjugation of my own selfishness, has no control over my own rebirth that is subjected to the karma that I have collected since beginingness of time.

    May I have the will, determination and courage to transform myself and dedicate all my efforts to the success of Kechara World Peace Center and to the longetivity of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.

    May H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche not abandon us, continue to turn the wheel of dharma, has no obstacles to his dharma works, and be surrounded by sound and enthusiastic students.

    May H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s vision of Kechara World Peace Center be realised as swiftly as possible, benefiting all sentient beings from all directions.

  64. freon on Oct 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I think , to be able to encourage our Guru to stay, or exciting to stay or feel more meaningful to keep on staying, is to transform our self and to made things happen!

  65. Kathryn on Oct 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I am also very grateful for all that you have selflessly shared with sangha near and far. I wholeheartedly agree with Martin…Please if you have not done so already, seek an Allopathic diagnosis as well. Kechara and the world need you!! Burdock root is a powerful purifier…Thank you!

  66. Angel SH Ooi on Oct 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    It’s very sad to read about Rinpoche’s health condition from Dr Jiang. But it’s even sad that we took it for granted, chose not to listen and trust Rinpoche when He told us directly few years ago about His sickness….

    Rinpoche’s compassion, patience and care for His students and all sentient beings are endless and immeasurable! And because of these, Rinpoche has taken up and absorbed most of our bad karma for some of His students….

    As per Shin’s message, we the students of Rinpoche should listen to His advices and follow and put into practice all the way…it will contribute to Rinpoche’s health condition and extend Rinpoche’s life.

    May KWPC’s land work permit manifests soon, it will also contribute to Rinpoche’s long life.

  67. luize on Oct 26, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Is sad to hear this, i hope you will heal and won’t have to go through any pain.

  68. May on Oct 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    HE Tsem Rinpoche’s wish to be fulfilled is for the government of Malaysia to approve the building permit for Kechara World Peace Centre (that’s my guess here) for he wishes to be in the forest and mountains soon before his illness manifest further.

    With the approval of the building licence for KWPC to manifest, it will prolong Tsem Rinpoche’s life to remain here to continue to turn the wheel of dharma in Malaysia and benefit many many more around the world.

    If there is anyone out there who can really help HE Tsem Rinpoche, like all Kecharians do, please lend a helping hand if we wish for Tsem Rinpoche to remain for many more years to come.

    • Aik Seng on Oct 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      OMG, Rinpoche has been telling the whole world of his wish all these 19 years and u r still “guessing” as to what needs to be done at his dying hours. Why still give the (false) impression that no one is sure KWPC is his mission and objective and only act now when it is too late? I think Kechara Committee owes all members and most of all HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche an explanation before he goes.Get real – asking for anyone out there to take over the responsibility is not the solution but just passing the buck.

      • Jean Mei on Oct 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm

        Dear Aik Seng,

        As one of the youngest full-timers in Kechara, I understand all the above that you have kindly pointed out.

        However, being in Kechara, I see it for my own eyes how many people have given up their high-paying secular jobs to be part of something that they believe in. This is (but not limited to) the following:

        1. To help spread the Dharma.
        2. Develop their spiritual practice.
        3. To be part of the team that realizes Rinpoche’s goal, KWPC.

        One of the reasons why I joined full-time was to be part of this team. For wherever they lack, may I be able to fill that void. For wherever and whatever they are strong in, may I be able to support them.

        So, I put it to you, will you be part of the solution for all the problems that you perceive?

        If so, how?
        And if so, when?

        As Rinpoche has said in his published book, “If Not Now, When?”

        Lets work together and not criticize one another without any actions to back up our words. 🙂

        • Aik Seng on Oct 27, 2011 at 1:59 am

          Just read Rinpoche’s blog ‘What I Am Writing Now’ about how his own views if on the subject matter and then tell me if you are not biased in your view. I am just stating the fact by asking a question as to why ppl are “guessing’ what Kechara’s objectives are and you went off in a tangent to take it as a critism. I have all the evidence to back up my words but you are only your deluded mind to make your naive view. Don’t be too cock sure of yourself and come to ppl’s defense so readily and blindly. You have much to learn in your wisdom

          • joey wong on Oct 27, 2011 at 8:42 am

            It’s easy and fun to criticize and comment from the sidelines right? everyone else is smaller than you when you’re high up on a mountain. Jean Mei is a very sincere assistant of Rinpoche and what she says has genuine backing. You on the other hand make disrespectful comments on Rinpoche’s blog and attack people close to him. If you were to say this when you’re already a full time worker in Kechara, perhaps i would take your view more seriously but if you dont even know Kechara and you make such comments based on something you read, dont you think your comments apply to yourself rather to on Jean Mei?

            Please be respectful to people who can do what we cannot: supporting and helping Rinpoche’s causes directly instead of barking and criticizing from a distance. And please respect others and especially yourself by not criticizing Rinpoche’s students on Rinpoche’s blog. Which Guru likes to see unfounded criticism towards his students?

  69. Ann Lachman on Oct 26, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Rinpoche- Don’t lose heart! You always say it to us! Don’t lose heart! The world needs you. Be patient with your students. Cut back – dont spill so many beans! Let them dig it out for themselves. They can. the ones who will, will. — But i understand if thats not your way…but i wish you would not burn it up so fast. PLEASE STAY. Love ,Ann

  70. Ash Ng on Oct 26, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Dear root guru, it’s with sadness to hear about Your condition, do take good care of Your health and please kindly follow the advise from Your trusted physician and have the necessary diet to improve Your condition. KWPC is Rinpoche’s wish to benefit future generations, just like Ganden Monastary built six centuries ago which produces countless erudite masters whom have saved many beings. I beseech my root guru to stay longer so that more sentient beings may benefit from Your selfless compassionate Dharma works and to produce more of such great masters just like You in the future. Rinpoche, please stay…

  71. Zla’od on Oct 26, 2011 at 12:46 am

    I agree with the poster who urged Rinpoche to see a medical doctor trained in “Western” “allopathic” scientific medicine–i.e. not a Chinese herbalist (or any other kind of witch doctor). Some say Steve Jobs died because he wasted time with alternative health nostrums, when his cancer was treatable with conventional medicine. Best wishes and sympathy in any case.

  72. Springflower on Oct 26, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Hi Shin Tan,

    You have said that Seaweed will help.

    My neighbour sometimes ago has mentioned to me Cottonii Seaweed from Sabah/Sarawak.

    I have not made any purchase from them. But if this will help, I will go check it out and offer them to Rinpoche.

    When is has been decided that this type of seaweed will help Rinpoche, please kindly let me know and I will do what is required.

    • Shin Tan on Oct 28, 2011 at 1:27 am

      Dear Springflower,
      Please contact me via email: shin(at)tsemladrang.com or private message on Facebook at facebook.com/shintan

      Thank you for your help.

  73. Springflower on Oct 25, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    What a blog to put on on an auspicious day. Rinpoche has always had different view point – He said that his days are short and that it is liberating to know this.

    It is a question that I can never understand – why some good people tend to have shorter life span. I may have to convince myself that that is because of the accumulations of bad karma that they have so willingly taken onto themselves from others.

    Yesterday was the first time I saw Rinpoche with my own eyes, not through Youtube, not picture. I had to constantly hold my tears when I watched those videos being played – the animal liberation and the introduction of 4 pastors on the screen.

    It was a even more blessed time when I saw Rinpoche coming into the hall. How blessed I am.

    I cannot explain why, but I felt very touched, for the works that Kencharians have done and the dedication of Rinpoche.

    I could feel through Rinpoche’s speech that he was not feeling well. The energy was not there. But still, as usual, he attended the ceremony despite his personal difficulties.

    I believe that something can SURELY be done for this, through alternative medical treatment (either/both through Western or Chinese medicine), transformation and puja.

    A kind hearted person SHOULD live long.

    If Kecharians can share with us what are required as part of the treatment process – such as support on medical fees, search for special medicines – I believe that with the wide network, solutions can be found.

    My dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, please kindly live long.

    With tears in my eyes and folded hands.

  74. Roland on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Hope you can start your fasting program to heal your body. Start with few days then increase the number of days. You have many good doctors and people around you which will help you to success in your fasting program. You know very well what fasting is for, they help remove a lot of toxin from the body. once the toxin out from body system, the organ will start to heal and take care themselves.

    We know you can heal your body if you want, please try fasting program to kick start to heal your body. I know you can success in your fasting program.

    Avoid sugar, they are bad. especially Coke. Watch this video of Sugar is bad. There are more video on youtube too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

    You cant start slowly with juice fasting for few days, then increase the day. Another way is to start one-day fasting during weekend. Many people try this because of their work in weekday.

    rest well and be happy.

    Take Care.

    • Martin Bosnev on Oct 26, 2011 at 12:43 am

      Sugar is not bad at all because it helps the body to detox! The best form of fasting is juicing not full hunger because if it is full hunger the liver can’t work at all because is going blocked. The liver needs sugars to detox !!!

      • firefly on Oct 27, 2011 at 2:06 am

        sugar helps to detox!? you got to be joking? what kind of sugar are u referring to… refined sugar?

        • P.D. on Oct 27, 2011 at 2:21 am

          yes, refined sugar too! The liver cells work with the help of sugar. If there is no sugar they must start breaking proteins for energy(glucose) and this takes a lot of energy from them. In the process they produce a lot of toxins and this makes their work hard…

        • P.D. on Oct 27, 2011 at 2:25 am

          firefly, you got to be brain-washed with “knowledge” :))

  75. Jesline Woon on Oct 25, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I am really sad to hear about Rinpoche’s health status. I would like to offer a kind of wood name Huang Niu Mu 黄牛木 / Cratoxylum cochinchinense to Rinpoche. The root of this tree is one of the important ingredient to do cancer research. I understand from Chinese Physician that this root can cure liver cancer. It is rather hard to find and by chance my husband got some of it few weeks ago.
    When i read about Rinpoche’s health, it reminded me of this root which my husband just mentioned to me few weeks ago. You may ask around with some chinese physician. If Rinpoche would like to have it, I sincerely offer it from the bottom of my heart.

    God Bless My Dear Rinpoche.

  76. Louise Lee on Oct 25, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    看完了这篇博文,就像被重重的打了一击! 像从前妈妈离开我时那么的痛! 眼泪我不能自控的流!

    仁波切,请求您好好的照顾身体!我很恩惠,能够跟随您!谢谢您一路来,无微不至的照顾与爱护!

    我一定会经我所能好好努力!

  77. vc on Oct 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    May Buddha bless rinpoche so that he will quickly recover.take more rest.

  78. BRIAN on Oct 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Agree with Martin – please go to a hospital and get a second opinion western diagnosis. Your gift for communicating the Dharma should not leave this plane of existence lightly nor earlier than it should. Please Rinpoche – go see doctor. Insyallah, it might only be a kidney stone, especially if all you eat is soy. Would explain the gout too.

  79. Lisa on Oct 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    We all should go all the way doin our very very very best to transform ourself. ACTION should be the precise word.
    We should not be sad…if we want him to have stable and good health and live longer we must TRANSFORM!!!!!!

    But i still very sad to hear that!!! attachment!!!!

    • wanwaimeng on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm

      @Lisa You have hit it on the nail. We all need to transform to be less selfish and give up on our selfish mind more and more.

      Medicine can only do so much, of course it is essential to get the right diagnosis.

      But we need more spiritual energy in the form of transformation. Transform to becoming less selfish. We need to push ourselves and do more. For some of the people overseas some have been asked to make websites of Lama Tsongkhapa or Kechara/Rinpoche related ones in various languages not to benefit Kechara and Lama only but so that other people in other countries can benefit from the teachings. I am sure some others were asked to start study groups etc etc…
      Going vegetarian is also a form of giving up our selfish attachment of taste and attachment to flesh and blood for consumption.

      Well Why is transformation necessary? Well if we stay the same level as we are we will not be able to get more teachings or higher teachings, hence the lama cannot teach more. If the Lama cannot teach more then he might find it more beneficial or accomplish more to be in another place or another life.

      Rinpoche has been saying to us many years now, that his life is short. I do not think he will say it to distress so many of his students. Whats needed now is the inner KWPC, people must have inner transformations, and if more and more people have that inner transformation it can create the cause for KWPC to manifest.

      I’ve always thought rinpoche’s message to us during the land blessing couple of years back was , never say you can’t do more or I can do it. My gf’s mum found rinpoche’s talk yesterday was about having the confidence to do dharma no matter what happens, I though that was very profound hearing that realization from her.

      Time is running out, if we want to benefit many people we have to start right this moment, right NOW. If NOT NOW when?

  80. Jace Chong on Oct 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    With so much pain to endure, Rinpoche was still able to come Kechara House last night, give impressive talk and ordain the 4 pastors. It’s absolutely shame for me not be able to handle a few stress. Again and again, Rinpoche proves us that when we are doing something to benefit others, it doesnt matter how much we suffer. I sincerely thanks Rinpoche of what you teach us through your body, speech and mind.

    I remember Rinpoche did a video to Lama Zopa when he was having stroke. The life of a Guru is mostly on the hand of His students. The inner puja surely have to be done as firm as possible. I really want to go for it, not only for Rinpoche long life, it’s also to benefit others as well.

    With all little merits I gain every single day, I dedicate to Rinpoche long life and good health. May the real KWPC manifest very soon with everybody in Kechara has a inner KWPC in them. May the pain Rinpoche endure would get lessen by us doing more.

    Thanks Rinpoche.

  81. Chris on Oct 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This is from someone who never met you but who benefited greatly from the teachings you made available on Youtube. Dear Rinpoche, plese, please go and see a qualified Western physician. It is too early for you to demonstrate impermanence. There are thousands and thousands of people you can benefit with your teachings.

    Whatever little merit I have, I dedicate it entirely to Tsem Rinpoche’s good health and long life. By the blessings of the Triple Jewels, may all Tsem Rinpoche’s life obstacles be experienced by me instead; may whatever good health I was supposed to enjoy in this life be experienced by Tsem Rinpoche instead.

  82. Kelvin Yong on Oct 25, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Rinpoche, we have much to learn from you on top of what you have already taught us. We are all requesting you to stay and spread Dharma in a even more extensive way.
    We will act fast and swift for KWPC to manifest thus prolonging your precious precious life.
    May we all share your pains in your abdomen and hope that helps even a little bit.

  83. Emilio Lopue, Jr. on Oct 25, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Rinpoche, please allow me to take in all the sufferings and all the pains you are suffering now and will be suffering in the future. May you experience NO pain at all. Please live long for the Dharma.

  84. john on Oct 25, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Dearest Rinpoche

    I don’t know what to say, so sad from my side to possibly be losing my Guru so soon, so sad from Rinpoches side for the pain, both physical and of not seeing all your plans and students realise their potential.

    I ask that Rinpoche gets checked out by a liver specialist too, much can be done if things are caught early enough. I mean no disrespect to Dr. Jiang.

    Mostly i want Rinpoche to be happy and not suffer.

    With tears in my eyes,

    John

  85. Raluca Anghel on Oct 25, 2011 at 5:57 am

    This can not be true!!!! Must be a joke!! and a bad one!!!if not, go in the mountains!

  86. Steve Tobias on Oct 25, 2011 at 5:08 am

    This is really terrible news.

    I agree with Martin that there should be a full analysis and different opinions.

    The time is now to either 1) pretend and look the other way, feel sorry, or 2) to act. I will quit drinking for at least 1 month and double dharma study for Rinpoche’s health.

    • James Long on Oct 28, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      Dear Steve,

      It is very nice of you to do more Dharma to dedicate to Rinpoche’s health, our transformation will extend Rinpoche’s life as there is a purpose for him to stay.

      Dr Jiang is a qualified TCM doctor. Rinpoche used to have very bad migraine constantly for many years and been taking many Western medicine to control it but still does not help much, but after getting treatment from Dr Jiang with Chinese accupunture and herbs, Rinpoche’s migraine getting less and rarely Rinpoche has migraine.

      I personally getting treatment from Dr jiang as well, I would say my health become better and I do not need to rely on pills so much anymore which in long run is good news.

      I wish you all the best and let’s support each other to grow in Dharma.

      Much care

      • Steve Tobias on Oct 30, 2011 at 8:51 am

        Thank you, James. I’m glad to hear how effective Dr. Jiang’s treatments are. I did not intend to criticize Chinese medicine, of course. It would be pretty awkward for a white American who practices Tibetan Buddhism and meditation, instead of taking pills, to think Western medicine has all the answers haha : )

        Take care

  87. Lawrence on Oct 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Venerable Tara, may you cause the lifespan and merit of Tsem Tulku and all sentient beings throughout space to increase and grow!

    Please extend His life :
    Please pacify disease and evil spirits :
    Please purify all negativity and obscuration :
    Please cause Him to swiftly gain supreme and common attainment!

    Having well realized all of the holy Dharma,
    The ocean of Sutra and Tantra,
    May He always strive
    To instruct others and uphold the victory banner
    Of proper practice until samsara is emtied!

  88. Dana Lloyd Thomas on Oct 25, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Please get well Rinpoche
    Tadyatha om bekandze bekandze maha bekandze radza samudgate svaha

  89. Martin Bosnev on Oct 25, 2011 at 12:43 am

    P.S.dear Shin Tan it is crucial that a medical doctor defines the exact reason behind the Rinpoche’s condition because if it is hepatitis or poisoning it can be cured fully with western medicine!!!

    that is my last note on the topic.

    Thank you

    • Wendyyyho on Oct 28, 2011 at 4:10 am

      Dear Martin,

      Western medicine does have its contribution to mankind. However, it is also a fact that there are many casualties in western medicine.

  90. Sabina on Oct 24, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Please Rinpoche stay with us!! I love you so much, you are so important in my life, you are my refuge even if I am so far away, biggest part of what I know of Dharma I learned from you. This is such sad news I can’t believe it. I will do my best to put all your teachings into practice and transform, and then dedicate to your health. I do not want that you suffer, and I want that you heal. Please take care, we need you!

  91. danny on Oct 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    may the precious gurus of all lineages bless you and heal your pain. may the lord medicine buddha and entourage heals you. may you have long life to propagate buddha dharma to all sentient beings. om amarani dziwentiye soha. om bekanze bekanze maha bekanze radza samudgate soha. om benza sato hung. om tare tutare ture mama ayu punye jnana putrim kuru soha.

  92. Jim Riches on Oct 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Rinpoche, we all love you, and we are all praying for your long life and health. Please do not go yet, please remain

    • Oya on Dec 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      By the power of the Dharma Protectors, Please Rinpoche remain firmly with us.

  93. Rita on Oct 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Dear Team
    Following Rinpoches blog for a certain time, I have been very grateful for the wealth of information and inputs that came trough this information. Myself, working in the field of energy healing and searched for many years for means to create good foundations to be healthy, here my urgent advice, that might help to give good care: Dr. Andreas Moritz is a well known health practitioner advicing the very benefits of the Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush, see following link of website:
    http://www.ener-chi.com/index.htm
    The experience and information of Dr. Moritz are very precious and vast collection of most useful information on all aspects of health. One of the key elements is to reestablish a sound working metabolism, through a repeated series of these Liver Flushes. There is a very explicit little book describing how it works. And remain at your disposal for any further information.
    I wish the very best for Rinpoche and the whole Team for as much support and care as all possible.
    With much love, Rita

  94. firefly on Oct 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    i think it is most important now for the sangha to quickly get together and do purification ceremonies to amend their samaya with the Guru and to purify all broken samayas and disharmony among themselves. Please also seek advice from other great masters as to what kind of prayers to perform for the Guru. Most importantly, sangha should fulfill the wishes of Guru and maintain harmony.

  95. Ks on Oct 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    This is so so sad… Happening to a great teacher and person..

  96. Martin Bosnev on Oct 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Official letter to Tsem Ladrang regarding the health condition of H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
    Dear Rinpoche,
    With all respect to the traditional medicines, what dr. Jiang is saying IS NOT a legitimate diagnosis or prognosis in western medical terms and that’s why IT IS NOT enough to determine the exact and necessary treatment of Rinpoche. What is clear is that Rinpoche has a problem with his liver OR gall bladder and this must be addressed with official medicine to determine the exact credible diagnosis. Without proper diagnosis THERE COULD NOT BE ANY PROGNOSIS !
    Regarding the diagnosis You must:
    1.Do a real medical check up with a compulsory ultrasound scan of your liver, gall bladder and the spleen must be checked also !!!
    2.Make clinical analysis of your blood for(blood analysis):
    “Must” tests include: (GOT; ASAT), (GPT; ALAT ), GT (GGT), ( Alkaline Phosphatase ), (Acide Phosphatase), CRP (C-reactive protein), HbsAg, anti-HCV
    Cholesterol Profile: Total Cholesterol, HDL-Cholesterol, LDL-Cholesterol, Triglycerides,
    WITHOUT THIS TESTS you can’t make ANY credible diagnosis!!!
    There are many people who don’t like Rinpoche so if the diagnosis is not clear I would also recommend a full toxicological analysis.
    With my best regards,
    Martin Bosnev (Physiotherapist)

    • Wendyyyho on Oct 28, 2011 at 3:58 am

      Dear Martin,

      Dr Jiang is a qualified Chinese medical doctor who has been practising for about 20 years. He has treated Rinpoche and many people in Kechara with positive results. Rinpoche used to suffer severe migraines in the past and since Dr Jiang’s treatment, Rinpoche’s migraine has reduced by 80%. Results speak for itself. I myself have personally been treated by Dr Jiang and I must say all the treatments he has given me had positive results.

      You do not know Dr Jiang at all and you have not personally experienced his treatment. On what basis are you saying that Dr Jiang’s diagnosis is not legitimate? Just because it does not use the methods of western medicine, does it make Chinese medicine any less effective? From track record, Chinese medical doctors have healed many illnesses where western medicine has failed. Your comment on Dr Jiang’s diagnosis is without valid basis.

      As for your recommendation that Rinpoche take a toxicology analysis, I think it is absolutely unnecessary as Rinpoche is served and well protected by students who completely loyal to him. This you can be rest assured.

      • andrew hibberd on Nov 2, 2011 at 3:50 pm

        rinpoche be the best you can be it is my hope each one of us can be the best we can be thank you so much and have a nice rebirth it will be cool we may even see you again in our lifetime
        migranes live in the mind only
        the owner of the migrane has the answer not the doctor

      • Loki on Nov 16, 2011 at 7:14 pm

        It hardly matters–if only the Chinese doctor can see the disease, then it’s not very likely to exist, is it? In all probability, after three years, everybody’s favorite drama queen will still be here throwing bitch-fits. (Remember, you heard it here first.)

    • Dana Lloyd Thomas on Nov 1, 2011 at 2:57 am

      Dear Martin, the sincere concern you express is probably shared by others. But perhaps a highly advanced practitioner like Rinpoche can understand what he should and should not do… While this is not the place for a debate about Western vs. Traditional medical treatment (Traditional Chinese Medicine has been officially recognised by the World Health Organisation for many years) I can confirm that there have been excellent results for serious liver condition, backed by clinical analysis, acheived thanks to Tibetan and Chinese Traditional Medicine.
      Best regards to Rinpoche and to all friends of Kechara.

  97. E on Oct 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    tadyatha om bekandze bekandze maha bekandze radza samudgate svaha

  98. Lawrence on Oct 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I am very sad to hear this news. I just can not believe it. But, what I received from HIM help me to hold my head straight up and look forward with confidence. Thank You my Guru!

    • mima on Oct 31, 2011 at 1:57 am

      I just read the news and I am deeply deeply moved. I will do prayers and asked to all to send healing prayers to Rinpoche!

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  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:10 PM
    OMG! This is very touching. To see a doggie who never left go of his owner in spite of death. Way more powerful than many who proclaimed “till death do us part.” Just like the human, not all doggies are as loyal as this tear-jerking pet, but I truly believe almost all doggies offer unconditional love to the person who feeds and cares for them. Even when they are stray animals. There was a stray dog who will run two streets from the entrance of the “Taman” until the car stops in front of the house, just to greet me. You can imagine the warm and conviction in my heart that these beings are more than capable of loving than many of us, human! Thank you for this lovely sharing. I miss my doggie, Sherab.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:00 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for this amazing sharing. There is no doubt about the ability of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. His incarnations have been compassionate and taken rebirth to return and spread the dharma so that sentient beings can benefit and learn some dharma in our short life.

    We shall never doubt our Guru; but must see that He is one with our Yidam and Protector, an attained being. Even if our Guru does not demonstrate clairvoyance abilities, we must never contest our Guru, for he holds the key (dharma) that can liberate us from eternal suffering in samsara.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 04:30 PM
    Miracles do happen,when we have faith and trust in our Guru.What is important is to follow Rinpoche’s advice and do as instructed by our Guru to clear the osbtacles all the way.Angie and Herry were so fortunate to have meet Rinpoche.Its because of Rinpoche ‘s compassion and caring for his student Angie’s life was saved.Infact Rinpoche has helped many people through his intervention, advice and instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing miracles stories which i enjoyed reading.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 02:45 PM
    WOW….interesting a miracles true story. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.Reciting mantras by family members and doing 20 pujas done at the monastery to help the baby. These proved that pujas, which have been done for hundreds of years in the monasteries are very powerful methods for us to overcome difficulties, create huge amounts of merit and for protection, good health and long life.This show us how powerful pujas can help us when we have trust and faith in our Guru.And with Rinpoche divination,the baby was born and now a healthy boy.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 12:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these powerful teachings.Its a privilege
    to do Dharma work to benefits other,do it with motivation and a good attitude when engaging ourselves It will be guide line for me.When we serve others to do Dharma work together at Kechara Forest Retreat ,we will improve ourself , purify our negative karma and to benefit others too.I will be sponsoring to the healings bricks soon and i will cherish every moment in supporting KFR.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/dharma-work-attitude-tdl.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 11:06 AM
    Bigfoot is just another beings living in this world although not commonly seen and live in the deep jungle in high mountains. There were many evidences that people from many parts of the world sighted this beings. Whatever shape they are I think importantly we are all sharing this world and therefore need to have mutual respect and not intervene each others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/its-in-the-scriptures-they-exist.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 04:26 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline sharing this interesting post about Bodhidharma, a great master favoured meditation and introduced the Lankavatara Sutra to Chinese Buddhism.

    Here are a few points I have learned from this post:
    1. Bodhidharma had strong imprints of Dharma from the past and therefore he is interested in Buddha’s teachings and show his great wisdom. at a very young age.
    2. His strong guru devotion and determination in learning and spreading the dharma based on meditation though he confronted with difficulties such as Emperor Wu Di was not impressed by his teachings, being ostracized and rejected and lived as a beggar for many months. Notwithstanding, he continued and never give up to practice meditation in complete silence for nine years in cave wall when he was not accepted by Shaolin Monastery at the beginning .
    3. When Bodhidharma was allowed enter to the monastery, he had put a lot of efforts to help the monks in improving their physical body as well as their mind through the meditation. Then, Bodhidharma continued to develop a system of 18 dynamic tension exercises which were printed as Yi Gin Ching (Changing Muscle/Tendon Classic) in 550 CE. It is known as the Luohan (arhat) 18 Hand Movements today which serves as the basis of both Chinese Temple Boxing and the Shaolin Martial Arts.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/bodhidharma-the-founder-of-gongfu.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 04:10 PM
    Thank you, Grace, for sharing with us the many tips on how to care for and maintain our hair. Personal grooming is important because when we care for our appearance, we are respecting the people who have to deal with us. Caring for our hair, making sure that it is neat and clean should be something we need to take care of since young as it is part of personal grooming. The key is not to be attached to our body and outer-images, that results in spending much time and resources just to make ourselves look good.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/how-much-do-you-know-about-hair.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 03:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful and significant photos showed that Kechara Pastors’ tireless efforts to bring dharma to many others and do the blessings whenever is necessary.

    Basically, the pastorship role was conceptualized by our precious guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, to preserve the Dharma and to give laypeople an opportunity to commit to benefiting others. Kechara Pastors are fully dedicated and selflessly serving others especially in spiritual growth and therefore this is good for us to support the Pastors so that they can focus and spend more of their time and effort to serve others and most importantly Buddhist teachings can be spread and shared to many others. The supports to Pastors including food, lodging, transportation, items necessary for their work, such as ritual items or spiritual gifts for those in need and many others. (If you are interested to know more about Kechara Pastors, please have a good read at http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/support-the-kechara-pastors.html)

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-amazing-house-blessings-by-kechara-pastors.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 02:13 PM
    Its such a great blessing for all of us to hear the holy voice recordings of H.H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche a great master..His profound teachings ,got to take seroiusly,more as an important advice on Dorje Shugden’s practice.H.H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s explaination was very clear before any of the practitioner’s commitment and receive sogtae.They must keep the lineage practice and teachings no matter what ever happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us on the important advice by a great master.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 11:50 AM
    Thank you Pastor Han Nee for your sharing your thoughts and review about the book “Be Happy” written by Rinpoche. It is indeed not easy to be happy as we all have various expectation in every situation and people.

    We may think having a big house, lots of cash and good career is happiness but this is the wrong perception. Being happy is not about material and everything about ourselves. It is only when we can do more for others and focus out that we gain happiness. I never realised this until I joined Kechara. I think we have such a fixed mindset of what happiness is and when our expectation is not met, we are unhappy.

    Rinpoche has pointed out many ways for us to rectify our thoughts and methods to be happy. Now it is for us to take initiative to change and transform our mind if we want to be happy.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Han Nee for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/be-happy.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Apr 24. 2017 12:30 PM
    Many people do not believe in reincarnation and only relates it to certain religion such as Hinduism and Buddhism. However, there were many instances and signs that proven reincarnation exist. As Buddhist we will believe in reincarnation and karma. It is by understanding that everything has its cause and effect that we should learn to live life in the correct attitude and mindset. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting articles to remind us of karma and the importance of doing dharma practise.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/interesting-signs-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 23. 2017 08:29 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for your teachings.
    Always be generous and kind in what ever we could do even its little help.It’s the little things in life that bring the greatest happiness. Its between us and our Buddha ,so we would not bother what the receipient thinks and say of us. What ever was said ,should not deter our motivation to do Dharma work.
    (It will change people’s lives in one way or another. It will change your life for the better.)….well said by Rinpoche.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/its-not-between-you-and-the-recipient.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Apr 23. 2017 07:16 PM
    Thank you Grace for this interesting articles about hair. There are just so much info which we do not know previously. Most of the time we may neglect the details, thinking as long as we clean our hair everyday it is sufficient. But there are so many things we need to know for example types of hair, scalp condition, our environment and our physical condition which may affect our hair. Great tips.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/how-much-do-you-know-about-hair.html

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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.
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
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: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
2 weeks ago
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
3 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
3 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
4 weeks ago
It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
4 weeks ago
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
1 month ago
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
1 month ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
1 month ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 month ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
2 months ago
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
2 months ago
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
2 months ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
2 months ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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