My Medical Status

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Posted October 24, 2011

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






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


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.

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.


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

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.

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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126 Responses to My Medical Status

  1. 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!

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

    tadyatha om bekandze bekandze maha bekandze radza samudgate svaha

  3. 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.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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:
    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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

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

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. 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,


  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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?

  21. 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.

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

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

  23. 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!



  24. 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.

  25. 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.

    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” :) )

  26. 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.

  27. 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) or private message on Facebook at

      Thank you for your help.

  28. 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.

  29. 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…

  30. 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

  31. 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?

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

  35. 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!

  36. 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.

  37. 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):

    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.

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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.

  41. 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


  42. 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.

  43. 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!

  44. 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

  45. 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

    • wanwaimeng on Oct 29, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      Dear Anthony,
      There are a lot of materials on Rinpoche’s teachings on youtube, on the blog, books by KMP or other kechara related websites one can start there. One core study subject we have is the Lamrim that gives us a very solid foundation to start off with. In act many of rinpoche’s teachings are based on the lamrim just the presentation and the words used suit the contemporary crowd more.

      if we do not have any daily meditations the the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa is perfect for any beginner. Do contact me on if you have further queries. thank you.
      best wishes
      wai meng

  46. 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.

  47. 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

  48. 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.

    • 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.

  49. 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,

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


  50. 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…

  51. 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!!!

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

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

  53. 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.

  54. 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

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

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

  56. 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.

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

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

  58. 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

  59. 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 Hope this helps and wish you a quick recovery.

  60. 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 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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 !

  63. 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

  64. [...] 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。 [...]

  65. 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.

  66. 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

  67. 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.

  68. 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!

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.


  72. 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:

    May you live long.




  73. 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!


  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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

  78. 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.

  79. 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!

  80. 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!!!

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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 …

  85. 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!

  86. 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.

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

    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.

    Psychic Healer
    Laguna Beach

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

    Dear Rinpoche, I found out a few weeks ago that cola is linked to cancer
    Just wanted you to know as I and many others want you to have a long, healthy life. Good wishes to you.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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!

  93. 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.

  94. 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!

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


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  • Pastor David Lai
    (Thursday, Apr 24. 2014 02:17 AM)
    Dear Dwayne Johnson, the pacifier and Vincent Tan,
    With all due respect to you guys, please respect Rinpoche’s blog and do not have unnecessary misunderstandings here. This comment section was setup to “share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you”. Please use it wisely to share your thoughts and opinions constructively and I would advice you guys to share your opinions about the posts that Rinpoche posted if you truly respect Rinpoche. If you obsessively post things on a particular religion or master, you are proselytising. If you post once in awhile to share something universal and moving, that’s alright. But to proselytize here, that’s not particularly respectful especially if its from a different faith from Rinpoche’s. Yes, Rinpoche do regular posts things on masters and practitioners from various faiths because he is broadminded and wishes to share the universality of spirituality. This should not be used as an excuse to proselytize on his blog. This is not hard and fast rules but mere etiquette of someone who respects one another’s faith and beliefs. Don’t you think? This is not meant to offend anyone but meant to clarify things.
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Thursday, Apr 24. 2014 01:09 AM)
    to both Vincent and the pacifier, even you yourself are confuse of what you are posting. “if this blog side just share only buddhism..whats the point that guru shared about Jesus Christ, Mother Theresa, posted pictured of Dalai Lama with Blessed Pope John Paul II and so on and so forth..the 84000 of syakmuni’s teaching do not include points that rinpoche shared on other religious figures and yet he shared from his perspective point of views which he believes would drawn many people to visit his blog and to create interest so as to benefits others..besides..he shared too other teachings on nick vujicic, the no arms and no legs charismatic evangelical pastor, and other dharma center master cheng yen.”- by Vincent. yes, you wrote that correctly, Rinpoche shares about the all this and also the other religion in a manner that allow everyone here to understand about other religions, but Rinpoche articles is all about facts and informative articles that allow all of us understand more about the others, but did you ever see Rinpoche posted any prayers or even praises to other religious community blog? you can say i am biased, but ask yourself the real reason you keep on posting praises in a Buddhist blog, and yet what is the point what you want to convey?
    What ever point i am referring here is that is you as a guest visiting the house of a person, shouldn’t you be respecting owner of the house, lets say if the owner is a Buddhist, shouldn’t you in a respective manner as acknowledge the customs of the owner? We do not mind if you share about facts on the similarity that Christian and Catholic has with Buddhism, but really from you sharing it leans towards one side. This blog is not meant a platform to convert people to either side of the religion, but more of knowledge and understanding. I can say if you have been following Rinpoche blog and read all the articles here, you should have understand what Rinpoche is conveying.
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  • the pacifier
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 11:27 AM)
    people are sharing useful wisdom to each and everyone of you and hence I did saw Vincent posted a Tibetan chant translated in English in taking the calls of becoming protectors of other sentient beings. are all of you [...] doing that? instead of throwing tantrums, all of you trying to escape the truth and make ways for wrath and anger and mishandle the comments in an unfair manner. guru himself, as all of you said is generous and giving and that’s why he allows other articles to come and drop by to make his blog interesting as once Paul said, Buddhist is the only religion that embrace other religious beliefs?
  • Anonymous
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 08:55 PM)
    Vincent, Rinpoche shares about other religions and other religious figures to create religious harmony. He is open, generous and giving. You are ‘sharing’ to create religious disparity and trying to convert. There is a huge difference. Go share on a Muslim site and see the reaction.
  • Tim
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 08:52 PM)
    Dear Vincent, please respect all the Buddhists here. Your religion is not superior to any other religion. Create your own blog and preach there please. Thanks.
  • vincent tan
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 02:41 PM)
    Wisdom that Works
    by Berni Dymet
    Prov. 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    I don’t think there’s one person on this planet that doesn’t want to have some more wisdom. I mean wisdom’s a good thing – right? So why aren’t we all a whole bunch wiser than we actually are?
    Answer: because wisdom involves sacrifice. The dictionary definition of wisdom is this: having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; and the soundness of an action or decision by applying this experience and knowledge, and good judgment.
    Boil that down and there are two parts to Wisdom. Knowing what to do – and then actually getting on and doing it.
    And therein lies the problem. We’re all happy to have a bit of a theory lesson – but when it gets to putting that wisdom into action – we discover that wisdom has a cost.
    According to King Solomon – the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. But then, many people don’t want to hear that. So here’s what happens – they keep on making the same mistakes, over and over and over again.
  • vincent tan
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 10:56 AM)
    Hi that your real name..i should say..well..its doesnt matter..sorrry to assume that you are a Christian..good to know that you are raised a buddhist and grown up as a must be worthwhile spiritual journey for you to go through.the theme called 1 sect 1 dharma center that emphasize on buddhist teachings ONLY i should say would defeat the purpose what rinpoche wanted to emphasize on his blog..this blog has been visited more than a million visitors and its open..its never restricted or block anyone to go in to share their views which includes the chatroom..all views and opinions are most welcome which the administration allows that and i believe rinpoche would love more opionionated views and other articles to be post here which everyone is free to share.if this blog side just share only buddhism..whats the point that guru shared about Jesus Christ, Mother Theresa, posted pictured of Dalai Lama with Blessed Pope John Paul II and so on and so forth..the 84000 of syakmuni’s teaching do not include points that rinpoche shared on other religious figures and yet he shared from his perspective point of views which he believes would drawn many people to visit his blog and to create interest so as to benefits others..besides..he shared too other teachings on nick vujicic, the no arms and no legs charismatic evangelical pastor, and other dharma center master cheng yen.eventhough he shared ghostly figures on ghouls and spirits-big foot and fairies etc.are these teachings based on ONLY buddhist teaching or just merely [...]?.so having said…did rinpoche of the blog basically shared only ONE and his OWN views and just purely based on the 84000 texts or just the lam rim texts? NO..he shared other world views to make his blog visitable and interesting..what do you think now..
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 12:27 AM)
    Dear Vincent, thank you for your lengthy explanation on your journey from Buddhist and becoming a Catholic, with all due respect we are all happy that you found a religion that you find comfort in and suitable to you. And for your information, i was never an Atheist or even or Christian, i was brought up as a Buddhist from young, well assuming the person of such and such without proper investigation and even understanding of the background is very much not necessary. For your info, i respect all religions, and even the person from other faith, because all religion main purpose is to bring about change and teaches about right moral conduct and bring about peace to all. But from the point of view of what this blog was created in the first place, it is to bring Dharma to all people, and even utmost importance is for those who are seeking spirituality in Buddhism, is to be FOCUS to one, and not be distracted from the others. It is due to this reason, many of those who Centre hopping, from one centre to another, does not find the answer they are looking for, why? it is Because they receive too many different advice and information which shrouded their mind, it cause more confusion, and that is why they could not even progressed in their practice, and then blame and getting angry at.
    Tsem Rinpoche always promote 1 Lama, 1 Centre, and encourage those seeking spirituality in Buddhism to focus on one and go all the way, yet not losing the value of respecting other religion, which is what we see in Tsem Rinpoche. So my point is, it is not being selfish to just learn ONLY one religion, because when one FCOUS ONLY on one religion and study all the way, it provide faster and more concrete results then being half heartedly learning Buddhism, and then confusing their mind with another. if you Look even in all the Great Attain Master, i believe that you do since you went to many centre before, all of this Great Master focus on their own Sect and their Yidam.
    Not everyone mind is the same that is why Buddha Shakyamuni has 84,000 teaching that is the remedies to all 84,000 mind. As a religious practitioner, i think we should respect other religion, understanding the vision and goal of the centre, before posting things which can create confusion. what if there are people posting prayers in tibetan or in Pali in a Christian blog, what would the visitor think? do you think they will be confused, and the community in that blog will feel that their space is being disrespected. The praises that you posted are beautiful, i believe you can benefit more people if you post in forum Lowyat and other religious community blog.
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  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 09:57 PM)
    Continue from below, some even close themselves and left their previous paths because they are upset and no answer on their prayers..and they go on searching and searching until they found their own path of their choice in the name of one can control them as they cant accept the fact that they themselves protesting or angry on certain issues which made them close their heart, mind, soul and spirit to accept the fact all paths are meant to be peaceful, loving and caring..but some perceive in a wrong way and some even said that the scriptures or holy books regress instead of progressing without they themselves knowing or studying the books by their own..the translations went ugly more than benefit others..but who translated it? Humans? Or gurus? Or yourself? People tend to look at the ugly side of everything instead the positive and beautiful angles as we tend to be in this manner.we opt and tend to look at the dark side instead on the bright side..i dont mean to offend anyone but be more open instead of being selfish to ONLY learn one’s religion..
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 09:40 PM)
    Hi dwayne..hope you are doing fine and well.dont be disheartened.Your devotion to the triple jewel especially to guru amazed me..this blog absolutely its free for everyone to go in and to post their opinion and articles which definitely will benefit many so as to deepened understanding of one’s another religion.i believe that this very main aim of the blog is to create understanding of each other beliefs and religion and paths so as to reach harmony..all teachings and religion as well as paths coexist together and leads to the One True God. Besides, guru himself wrote articles about Jesus and embedded Mother Theresa’s pictures onto his blog..He has his motivation to religion nor any paths own by a single organisation or a community as we have our own free will to embrace and practice them..same to you..i believe before you are might be an antheist or Christian but you chose to believe in buddhism. Me a buddhist but chose to embrace catholicsm on my own free will and beliefs as well as encounters..all articles posted is to benefits all and no danger of that so as long as you are open..i am catholic by faith but i did join several at gompas as well as temples and moreover joined in in the spirit of goodwill to attend dharma classes, and quranic studies to deepened my understanding on each paths so as to enlightened myself to be more adaptable and respect others as human being and beings on the love each other as Christ commanded and taught.
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 03:24 PM)
    The Great Confirmer
    Revelation 3:14
    The word Amen solemnly confirms what went before, and Jesus is the great Confirmer; immutable forever is “the Amen” in all His promises . Sinner , I would comfort you with this reflection. Jesus Christ said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” 1 If you come to Him, He will say “Amen” in your soul; His promise shall be true to you . He said in the days of His flesh, “A bruised reed he will not break.” 2 Poor, broken, bruised heart, if you come to Him, He will say “Amen” to you, and it will be true in your soul as in hundreds of cases in years gone by.
    Christian , isn’t this very comforting to you also, that there is not a word that has come from the Savior’s lips that He has ever retracted? The words of Jesus will stand when heaven and earth pass away. If you get ahold of but half a promise, you will find it true. Watch out for those who ignore the promises and so miss much of the comfort of God’s Word.
    Jesus is Yes and Amen in all His offices . He was a Priest to pardon and cleanse once; He is Amen as Priest still. He was a King to rule and reign for His people and to defend them with His mighty arm; He is an Amen King, the same still. He was a Prophet of old, to foretell good things to come; His words remain trustworthy and true—He is an Amen Prophet. He is Amen as to the merit of His blood; He is Amen as to His righteousness. That sacred robe will remain most fair and glorious when nature shall decay. He is Amen in every single title that He bears; your Husband, never seeking a divorce; your Friend, sticking closer than a brother; your Shepherd, with you in death’s dark vale; your Help and your Deliverer; your Refuge and your Strong Tower; the Vessel of your strength, your confidence, your joy, your all in all, and your Yes and Amen in everything.
    1 Matthew 11:28 2 Matthew 12:20
    Family Bible reading plan
    verse 1 Ecclesiastes 6
    verse 2 2 Timothy 2
  • Oya
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 12:04 PM)
    For tsemtulku – i Offer my deepest regard and respect. i offer prostrations of body , speech and mind to my Gurus, Buddha , Dharma, and Sangha. In a world that changes on a dime, i offer up my preconceived ideas of what unconditional love really is and pray for insight into the four giving, that i will one day become enlightened and for the benefit of all my mothers throughout space and time. Thank you Rinpoche for what must be endless hours of caring for us all.
    Om Ah Hung, Om Ah Hung, Om Ah Hung
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 12:42 AM)
    why is the Admin of the blog not doing their job filtering the post in Rinpoche Blog??? are you all sleeping on your job, shouldn’t you be protecting the asset of the Guru?
    [no sender]
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 12:39 AM)
    For vincent tan – please respect this page, this page belongs to H.E Tsem Rinpoche, although we welcome and respect all religion, but please do not come here and post something that keep on emphasizing your religion, you are disrespecting the Owner of this page, and you are disrespecting other people in this blog as well. they are many other channels that you can share you post to, but here is mainly for all those who want to learn about Dharma. what if others go and post about their religion in your own community blog and keep sharing and annoys others??? Please RESPECT others if you want people to respect you as well, same goes to religion! thank you!
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 05:26 PM)
    Resurrection? Prove It to Me
    by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson “Raised from the dead? Sure. Right. And I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.”
    That’s how Thomas might have responded if he had lived in our day. “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”1 He’d seen dead people before. And Jesus was dead. He sounds like sophisticated rationalists of the Twenty-first Century. “It isn’t plausible,” they would contend. “It didn’t happen.” But what if it did happen? Thomas was convinced when Jesus appeared to him, reached out his hands to Thomas, and said, “Put your finger here.” Thomas dropped to his knees. “My Lord and my God!”2 It was self-hypnosis, you counter. The disciples wanted to believe that their Lord was not dead, so they just invented it out of whole cloth. Really? Let’s look at some of the evidence. Jesus’ body was missing. If the Jews could have found it, they could have stilled the preaching of Jesus’ resurrection that filled Jerusalem. But they could not.
    The body wasn’t stolen. The Romans had no motive. The Jews had no motive. Ah-ha, you say, the disciples stole it. There is the matter of the Roman guards, and the disciples’ initial disbelief when the women brought them the news early that Easter morning. This brings me to my third point.
    If the disciples had stolen the body, you wouldn’t expect them to risk their lives. People don’t die for what they know is not true. But the disciples put their lives on the line, and nearly all were eventually martyred for their faith. They certainly believed it.
    The church mushroomed size in Jerusalem, the very place he was crucified. Followers of Jesus in the city of Jerusalem grew from a few dozen to thousands upon thousands soon after Jesus’ resurrection. They believed it was true.
    Contemporary documents refer to the event. Thallus the Samaritan, Suetonius, Tacitus, Pliny contain references to Jesus. Jewish historian Josephus writes about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. They knew something had happened.
    Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is actually more plausible than any other explanation. That’s why we Christians make such a big deal about Easter. That’s why we celebrate.
    Jesus’ resurrection means that death is not the end. That though my body may lie mouldering in the ground, Jesus, whom the Father raised from the dead, gives me eternal life. Ultimately, we Christians believe, our bodies, too, will be raised from the dead.
    And since Jesus is not dead, people can encounter him today. You can know him through a personal relationship. I could point to lots of people who can testify what Jesus has done in their lives to bring them from the brink of disaster to peace and meaning and joy. He changes people for good.
    If you’re not sure can’t really say you’ve met this risen Jesus, this Easter Sunday why don’t you slip into church to seek him. And perhaps in the midst of our celebration, you’ll find him for yourself.
    He’s alive, you know. That’s what Easter is all about!

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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,
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This is the opposite of self discovery or spiritual practice expected. What do you think this means? Very profound. Tsem Rinpoche 
This is excellent. The needs of the many are greater than the needs of the one is a good philosophy to live by. After a while our petty desires do go away when we apply the remedies. Tsem Rinpoche 
Excellent  statue of Lord Manjushri. TR
"Some people spend all their energy, and even risk their lives to achieve fame. Fame and notoriety are both no more than an empty echo. Your reputation is an alluring mirage that can easily lead you astray. Discard it without a second thought, like the snort you blow from your nose."~Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
5 days ago
Over 22,000 views here on engaging in this practice that will purify and protect your environment from powerful spiritual disturbances:
5 days ago
Dakinis are Buddhas' wisdom in feminine form. Without respect of the feminine, there can be no enlightenment. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
Unusual & nice depiction of Manjushri. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
“If you utilize obstacles properly, then it strengthens your courage, and it also gives you more intelligence, more wisdom. Because there is obstacle, you make attempt; so have to think, have to try something. Have to try certain way; so this gives strength and also wisdom and intelligence. If you use them in wrong way, then discourage, failure, depression.”~His Holiness The Dalai Lama
5 days ago
Very nice painting. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
We should treat animals very well. They have feelings just like us and do not deserve any sufferings just like us. They can be our best friends. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
I wish more Buddhas are painted more realistically like this. Who did this? Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
There is a lama under the canopy at the temple entrance giving teachings and look at all the monks in the snow receiving teachings. When you want dharma bad enough, nothing can stop you. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
I like this inviting scenery at the Nunnery of Tsogyal Latso area in Tibet. Beautiful small temple, holy stupa, trees, green, bright and look at the mountains surrounding. Not barren or dry. Perfect place to live, practice, age, retreat, meditation and pass away. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
We have 13 Buddhist Pastors in Kechara. Four were newly ordained last night. After the ordination it rained for 15 minutes I am told while the sun continued to shine brightly in the area. One Pastor is in the USA right now so not pictured. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
My Mumu boy is so alert, cute and intelligent. I can never get tired of loving him. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
I had commissioned this Thirteen Deity Yamantaka thangka. With Lord Tsongkapa above centre representing all lineage masters. Manjushri to the left and H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to the right. Sacred, beautiful and pure wisdom embodied in this thangka. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This tastes really good!!! Easy to make. Some frozen items you have to heat up, take out of microwave, stir and put back in to continue cooking for a few mins more. This one you just put on for 5 mins and eat. But it tastes REALLY good and tastes home cooked too. Nice surprise. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
When can I find a location, house and environment like this? This is the kind of place I would like to spend the rest of my life in. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Jill Yam and also Mr. Hee always conducts wonderful pujas for those who come to Kechara House and request. I am very happy about that. The pujas offer tremendous results and therefore benefits for many. Our puja requests are growing very much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Even animals can show great compassion and sense when another needs it. Be kind to animals and be vegetarian. Collect less negative karma by not eating meat. Be kind always. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Portraits of People Living on a Dollar a Day- You absolutely must see the stunning photos and background. See here:
2 weeks ago
This mechanism was recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck in 1901. Its complexity and purpose was not understood for another hundred years. Dated to around 200 BC, it is identified to be an analog computer used to calculate the astronomical position of the stars and planets. Its juxtaposition among other ancient artifacts is akin to finding a jet airplane inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The device, whose inner workings are far more complex than a Swiss watch, is capable of accurately measuring the movement of the sun, the moon (and all its phases), eclipse cycles and the position of the planets. Who could have built this?~
2 weeks ago
Prince Palta is my maternal grandfather. Princess Nirjidma is my aunt. She has two sons. The sons are my cousins. Wonder if they are alive or not? Where are they? Any offsprings? Interesting to find out. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Never be angry at your guru, Hold a grudge against your guru. Never seek revenge against your guru. Never talk badly about your guru to cover your mistakes. Don't abandon your guru or ignore  your guru because he loved you for you as no one else  did and dared to love your potential too. Never hold your anger for long against your guru. Your guru was only doing his 'job' by teaching you, showing you better, explaining the dharma to you and was very brave to do so for you as no one else would dare do so. No one would dare take that job. No one else dared to love you and give you more. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Nothing would make me MORE HAPPIER than to retire in this environment. I hope this manifest soon. By the karma of myself and the people I have hopes in will help it to manifest. I love this so much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
A very important poem to understand:
3 weeks ago
Billy Meier took the best pics of UFOs. I watched a documentary about him with Seng Piow and we were both stunned how good the documentary is. It's alittle older but relevant. When you watch, you must please pay full attention as they have accents, but understandable. Listen closely to the technical information when his material goes through tests for authenticity:
3 weeks ago
Nobody should put beautiful grandma to sleep ever and nobody should put that lovely dog or any animals to sleep. No animals should be harmed, butchered or caged. We are humans and supposedly more intelligent. So let's act like it by being kind to those animals that are 'lesser' than us and our intelligence. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is exactly what Buddha taught. What Tsongkapa explained. What H.H. Trijang Rinpoche embodied and what H.H. Zong Rinpoche shared with me.~Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
NEW POST-And some partners just drag each other down anyways because it’s convenient to be with that person. It’s not love but just using each other. I’ve seen that clearly in a few cases. People can hide with their partners and avoid real efforts because they are in denial, but denial or not, it will catch up. I am deeply sorry to say things like that too. But it’s true..please read on:
3 weeks ago
Do you know about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho? If you don't you should find out now!! It is totally necessary to find out and share with others:
3 weeks ago
It's fortunate for the student to meet a caring and real teacher in this day and age. It is also very fortunate for the teacher to meet a caring and genuine student. It benefits the dharma and many beings when a genuine teacher and genuine student meet and work together to benefit others. Very powerful and good combination.-See what I mean please:
3 weeks ago
The evil ways of some completely amaze me every single day.. They better take a deep breath when they close their eyes for the last time, because it's not going to be pretty. This is how this little sweetheart was dumped on the street.-From Harbored Souls Rescue (FB)
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, a special letter for Frederick but it might benefit everyone out there who are really seeking inner change and spirituality. I invite you to read as I just posted now:
3 weeks ago
Click on photo to enlarge and see what this six year old has to share with the world. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
My dad rescued her from an abandoned store front two years ago. They watch TV like this together! -Via Reddit (facebook)
3 weeks ago
My shrine here in the USA. Do you like it? Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, as you know part of my ancestry is Mongolian (Kalmyk). The Kalmyk Republic is one of the republics in Russia. And Kalmyk Republic is the only European republic that is Buddhist and they are Mongols in ancestry. They are proud people. I found a video that is very good. It showcases all the dances of the various Russian Republics. Very beautiful and rich Russian heritage. At 27:59 of the video you will see the Kalymk performers doing the Mongol-Kalmyk dance. I use to dance in a Kalymk dance troupe as a kid, but I couldn't dance like this! I was amazed how beautiful it was done and talented the Kalmyk dancer are as well as the other republics. I want to share with you. Please see: -Thank you- Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
The Medicine Buddha is the composition of the buddhas. This means that when we practice the seven-limb prayer and make offerings with the seven limbs, we receive the same merit as we would if we had made offerings to all the Buddhas. Similarly, when we recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha, we collect unbelievable merit just as when we offer the seven-limb practice to Medicine Buddha. Be the cause for many to come to receive the healing of the Medicine Buddha and seal tremendous merits for yourself and your family in this life and the other lives to come.~Martin Get involved:
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, Came across this which is short and gives hope. Do see: Always trying my best to expose you to all types of knowledge, information and inspirations, Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I love country roads. I wish this one lead to a secluded wooden retreat house where I lived away and far from the trappings of samsara and it's endless deceptions. Those who agree or participate in the deceptions will not only invite depression and disillusionment, but perhaps eventually be 'crippled' by it and trapped for long spells of 'time'. TR
3 weeks ago
What a nice comment by Antonio Rocco Romeo left on my facebook comments. I like people who have gratitude and show it. Not just say it but show it because they are the people who will get far and be less self-introverted creating less unhappiness in their minds. Happiness comes from having gratitude. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
March 29, 2014-Went to a Native American Indian store yesterday to find stones to make offerings to the Buddhas. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
In horror of death, I took to the mountains— Again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, Capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done. ~ MILAREPA
4 weeks ago
This is what my 1972 blue Volkswagon beetle looked like when I had it in the 80's.  This is the exact color too. I drove it all over Los Angeles. It didn't have alot of power but it got me around. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: "However dark our minds may be, however hard our hearts may be, this is not our true nature... enlightenment is when we finally come into our true humanity." ... pic Korea Nov 2013 ( We must keep practicing and applying the dharma strongly to bring our real nature out. Don't let temporary emotions and dark feelings let us give up our dharma practice or works. Don't listen to people who have done very little for us or what they did for us heralds only more sufferings. Listen to the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche )
1 month ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 days ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 days ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    2 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    2 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    2 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
    2 months ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    7 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    11 months ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    11 months ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
    1 years ago
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Answer to Jo
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    1 years ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    1 years ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    1 years ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    1 years ago
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
    1 years ago
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Setrap's mantra
    2 yearss ago
  • Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    2 yearss ago


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People can come and go into our life, but the important ones are those who stay back and continue the journey with us. Cherish them truly for their are worth more than the gems in the whole world. Pastor Adeline
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Practice make Perfect! Dedicated member Michael LSB practice to lead again the 11th Guru Yoga retreat at Kechara (JB). Instead of Michael LSB and Mr KH Gan who will be the next....??? LOL... from Casteven Lim (KHJB)
7 hours ago
The 11th Tsongkhapa Retreat at Kechara House (JB).Dedicate to passengers and crew of flight MH370.May they be blessed by the three Jewels. From: June Tang (Khjb)
8 hours ago
Westin Hotel served our homeless clients yesterday. Justin@KSK
9 hours ago
Westin Hotel serving our homeless client yesterday. Justin@KSK
9 hours ago
Jasmine, Pei Sin, Yana and Hazimah (Students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), were in our soup kitchen today to conduct surveys organised by their Health Science Faculty Program to know more about a homeless' diet intake. They also gauged the height and weight of our clients as well as their body fat. Justin@KSK
9 hours ago
Jasmine, Pei Sin, Yana and Hazimah (Students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), were in our soup kitchen today to conduct surveys organised by their Health Science Faculty Program to know more about a homeless' diet intake. They also gauged the height and weight of our clients as well as their body fat. Justin@KSK
9 hours ago
Hand painted Thangka of 4 Arms Chenrezig at Kechara Paradise, so beautiful and real, love him very much.~ Felix KP
13 hours ago
14 hours ago
~Amazing Spirit – Dog with Two Broken Legs Survives Tornado~ This is a must watch video about Mason, a little dog that survived a TORNADO!! ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
14 hours ago
~~Prison~~ Those who really want the dharma to grow within themselves and to grow for others should never fear hard work, timing, difficulties, struggles, disappointments because it is for a good cause. Working for Dharma is not a prison or work, but it is purely spiritual practice. It is purely collection of merit and purification. Actually not doing dharma work is the real prison.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
14 hours ago
Today Mr Bill Lim visit Kechara Paradise Viva Home and invited one Medicine Buddha statue. Rejoice for him . ~Felix KP
15 hours ago


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