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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  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

  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


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

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

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  • tsemtulku
    Sunday, May 24. 2015 02:08 PM
    I am lucky to have clean running hot and cold water, medications when I get sick, clothes, comfortable room to stay in, food, dry bed, some trees, beautiful altar to make offerings, electricity and clean environment. I have the Buddha and my practice and met my guru. I am grateful for all this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Sunday, May 24. 2015 01:04 PM
    May Lord Manjushri bless us in all his secret, transformative, wrathful, peaceful, mystical, male and female forms to accomplish this for KFR. May KFR become a world class well known centre of learning, practice, tantra and benefit. May we never be separated from this divine Manjushri in lifetime after lifetime and be close to his bosom…. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Sunday, May 24. 2015 12:22 PM
    Every morning it would be wonderful to start the day by reciting Tsongkapa’s holy and sacred Migtseyma mantra at least 21 times minimum. This will bless our day. Take refuge in Lord Tsongkapa who became fully enlightened and was predicted by Lord Buddha Shakyamuni Himself. While reciting think of how we can let go of anger and be kind to all that day. To see, hear and contemplate on Lord Tsongkapa a Tri-Cosmic Buddha earns one great waves of merit propelling the practitioner closer to their final goal of liberation. Homage to Tsongkapa whose body, speech and mind are worthy of respect and refuge. Tsem Rinpoche
  • xuliang
    Sunday, May 24. 2015 10:25 AM
    “There have been too many worthy attempts at pursuing the Dharma that have become bogged down in dogma, and so the vitality of it is lost. We can’t live life without structure. But being bound by it is also not living., nor can it truly be practice.”
  • xuliang
    Sunday, May 24. 2015 10:14 AM
    If we suspended belief and disbelief for a moment, where would we be? If there is violence here at all, it is the violence we perpetrate on ourselves, by denying ourselves the love of humanity.
  • tsemtulku
    Sunday, May 24. 2015 10:01 AM
    I guess my one wish now is to establish Kechara Forest Retreat to be a dharma learning centre. Where we have learned sangha who will teach philosophy, rituals, pujas, special rites to live there. I wish to produce among my friends and students dharma meditation teachers, people engaged in retreats and practice intense. I wish to have many local sangha there doing dharma work, learning and benefitting the public. I wish this place to have special emphasis on Panchen Sonam Drakpa’s texts, Vajra Yogini’s tantra, Nagarjuna’s texts, Manjushri, Tsongkapa and Dorje Shugden. To be a premiere place of learning of these subjects and practice. This is my goal. So it produces teachers and practitioners to benefit others. I wish to achieve this once phase two of the building is complete. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Sunday, May 24. 2015 10:01 AM
    One of the favorite places I liked to visit was Kathmandu last time. I liked the four holy Vajra Yogini temples in the vicinity. Many of these holy places are not far from Kathmandu. I’ve always had wishes to live in the mountains surrounding Kathmandu. Offering items, spiritual wares, incense, juniper, ghee and whatever is necessary is so easy to obtain. I love making butterlamp offerings daily. Everywhere you look are stupas and reminders of the enlightened mind with temples, statues and holy places. I would have loved to live in the mountains there. When I consulted with my protector via the oracle, he told me not to stay there. I guess I can see why now. But I still long for those mountains very much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Sunday, May 24. 2015 10:01 AM
    “With wide eyes perceiving all things, And compassionately achieving the good of all beings; Having power performing acts beyond thought. Guru Manjunata, to your feet I bow my head.” (Written by Sakya Pandita). Om Ah Ra Baza Na Dhi
  • tsemtulku
    Sunday, May 24. 2015 10:00 AM
    When we do our sadhanas and meditations on our Yidams daily and consistently, we collect much merit to overcome life’s vicissitudes. We also sharpen our mind and keep our minds focused. It is very important to do our sadhanas to our Yidams daily without a miss. This should be our daily priority. More than anything else as this prepares for today, tomorrow and the hereafter. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Sunday, May 24. 2015 10:00 AM
    The last time I was in Kathmandu, I was very lucky as Jp arranged for me to have 100,000 butterlamps offered to Vajra Yogini. I had a rented Ladrang (house) in the hills of Kathmandu years back. We had a butterlamp house and daily we would offer 500-700 butterlamps. It took some time but we were able to finish off 100,000 butterlamps. We had arranged some Nepalese housewives to help us with the arranging of the offerings daily and they were happy to. It was too much for a few persons to do daily. In this butterlamp house we had a beautiful Vajra Yogini statue. And I loved it so much. I wish to have something like that in KFR in the future. Making light offerings to Buddhas has many benefits. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Saturday, May 23. 2015 10:31 PM
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  • xuliang
    Saturday, May 23. 2015 11:51 AM
    A mind that conforms to a pattern of pleasure, or what it thinks is love, can never know what love is. A mind that has understood the whole ripening of disorder comes to an ORDER which is virtue, therefore which is Love.
  • tsemtulku
    Saturday, May 23. 2015 07:22 AM
    It is good to know who Kache Marpo is as we might meet Him one day:
  • tsemtulku
    Saturday, May 23. 2015 06:16 AM
    Dear friends, I realize there are just some who karmically cannot shift their minds to higher thoughts of enlightenment embarking on it through cultivation of the 8 Verses, 50 Stanzas, Wheel of Sharp Weapons, Bodhicitta or be inspired by the saints. They just think on the level they think. Please continue reading here:
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    這個星期五(2015年5月22日)晚上9點30分,我們將在 分享《藏傳上師會出錯嗎?》一文。

    第二步:在這個星期五(2015年5月22日),晚上9點30分到 參與討論及分享即可!


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Four-Faced Mahakala. Beautiful thangka.
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"With wide eyes perceiving all things, And compassionately achieving the good of all beings; Having power performing acts beyond thought. Guru Manjunata, to your feet I bow my head." (Written by Sakya Pandita). Om Ah Ra Baza Na Dhi
22 hours ago
This is powerful to remember and contemplate daily. I like this alot. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 days ago
Dear friends, I realize there are just some who karmically cannot shift their minds to higher thoughts of enlightenment embarking on it through cultivation of the 8 Verses, 50 Stanzas, Wheel of Sharp Weapons, Bodhicitta or be inspired by the saints. They just think on the level they think. Please continue reading here:
2 days ago
Click on this picture carefully and read what it says. Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
Our Vajra Yogini stupa in Kechara-Malaysia
6 days ago
1 week ago
Wonder if this technology is available in Malaysia?
1 week ago
Good to remember
1 week ago
Click on photo to enlarge and read message
1 week ago
1 week ago
Click on this picture to enlarge and READ---Funny!!
1 week ago
Powerful. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
The Sera Mey Monastery's famous Panglung oracle in full trance of Dorje Shugden. There are a few recognized oracles of Dorje Shugden.Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
The Gaden Shartse Monastery's Dorje Shugden oracle in full trance of Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
9pm, Tsem Ladrang (private residence of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche) is always busy with different people doing different things simultaneously, such a great team. 晚上9点,詹拉章(尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的私人住所)各人员在忙着个别事务,经常很多活动同时进行着,好棒的一个团队。
2 weeks ago
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Manjusri Naga-Raksasa Short mantra: Om Phe Lam Hum Long mantra: Nagpo Tipaca Naga-raksa Om Phe Lam Hum
2 weeks ago
Kechara Forest Retreat before and after. What a huge difference. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
This beautiful Tibetan 'bak' (mask) gift arrived for me yesterday. I love it. It is beautiful. I really appreciate it. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Poverty of the spirit
2 weeks ago
Important to change
2 weeks ago
Good to remember.
2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
This is powerful. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
This is super cute video. Must see:
2 weeks ago
We should never stay stagnant but keep learning and improving. Then we live full lives. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Don't always say we don't know this or that. We can ask others. We can do searches on internet. We can learn and excel if we want to. This is the age of information and ignorance is a choice for most. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Walking around with my trusted Beng Kooi and Pastor Seng Piow awhile back.
2 weeks ago
This is from my blog post-DORJE SHUGDEN: MY SIDE OF THE STORY. How rewarding to see this. More and more Tibetans are saying this video/contents is helpful to them. I am so happy about this. See:
2 weeks ago
Mumu has the cutest face ever. I love you Mumu. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
We have a duty to keep our words of honour to our gurus. Keeping these words of honour builds integrity as well as create causes for higher attainments in our mind. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Lew's card with the bigfoot gift.
2 weeks ago
Look at this thoughtful gift presented to me today by a very kind person who I respect a lot. Lew is hardworking and thoughtful in his own quiet way. When people present a gift, it's not always something they pick up at the store, but something they thought out just for you is always touching. They thought it out, planned it and had you in mind when they made it. Thank you Lew. I really like everything about bigfoot and I will add to my collection. Tsem Rinpoche More:…/catego…/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
2 weeks ago
Candles offered to Lord Tsongkapa in Kechara. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
I've decided to speak about how I first became connected with Dorje Shugden, why I practice and continue to do so, the monasteries, the CTA (previously known as Exiled Tibetan Government), China, relations between China and Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, our lineage lamas, my teacher, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the protests and how we can resolve this ban issue. Please continue here:
3 weeks ago
Very nice letter...must read.
3 weeks ago
Was gifted 55 beautiful Dorje Shugden tsatsas tody. Thank you.
3 weeks ago
Our aviary for rescued birds in Kechara is 4,000 square feet. Plenty of space to fly and stretch wings. :)
3 weeks ago
A thought
3 weeks ago
Super sacred Manjushri image
3 weeks ago
Very special 8-armed, 4-legged and 3-faced Kalarupa. Stunning.
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    2 days ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    2 days ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    3 days ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    2 weeks ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 weeks ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here:
  • Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video:
    2 weeks ago
    Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video:
  • A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
    2 weeks ago
    A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
  • Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    2 months ago
    Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    2 months ago
    A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
    2 months ago
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
  • Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 1
    2 months ago
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 1
  • Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 3
    2 months ago
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 3
  • Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya in the 60s
    4 months ago
    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya in the 60s
    In the 1960s, H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Ling Rinpoche would always organize Lama Chöpa (Guru puja-composed by Panchen Rinpoche) with 1000 offerings in Bodhgaya and would often be joined in by H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and sometimes the 16th Karmapa would even join in. Wonderful. Watch this blessed and old footage of the two Yongzins doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya. Yongzin is the special title to those who were the root and close teachers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. There were two official Yongzins. Trijang Rinpoche and Ling Rinpoche were the Yongzins of the current Dalai Lama for over 40 years living nearby to Dalai Lama and passing him all the teachings necessary. They were extremely kind and giving all necessary teachings, empowerments and oral transmissions that Dalai Lama is disseminating to the world today to millions. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    6 months ago
    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here:
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    7 months ago
    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.


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1 hour ago
This is the youngest kids group in Kechara Sunday Dharma Class.The kids are cute and lively and paying attention to the teacher.
2 hours ago
KSDS last Art Lesson for the year.. Celebrating the grand finale with fruits & art. Stella
5 hours ago
Last day of Wedding Fair at Mid-Valley Exhibition Hall.Meet them at Booth B43A for great promotions for your special day Lucy Yap
6 hours ago
All members are very focus during Tsongkhapa Retreat. From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
Tsongkhapa Retreat in progress at Kechara House (JB). May everyone have peace, growth and spiritual developments! From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
~Psychedelic Change~ Dear friends, I thought I give a short video talk on change and how to integrate dharma into our lives now and immediately. We like to make excuses and justifications of why we can’t… how about if we start to say we can and produce results… Love ... From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
~Three True Stories you must read!~ Dear friends, As humans we are always inspired to read what others have done and perhaps it gives us the hope we can too. We all need hope very much. We like to set limits on ourselves projecting them as solid, permanent and fixed when in actuality they are just easily changeable. ... From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
Pretty excited about this! Check out this amazing video From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
~Help The Birds That Nobody Wanted~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has a very spontaneous and natural love for animals since he was a child. He feels deeply for animals because he had observed that all beings need love, sustenance and are averse to pain and suffering. Rinpoche teaches empathy towards animals that are unable to free themselves from captivity, aggression or even express how they feel. That is why Rinpoche cannot bear to see severely neglected pets in his neighborhood and would do whatever it takes to rescue them. From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
Lift the ban swiftly! From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
No one wishes to die. From the tiniest insect to the largest whale to humans. Yet when we make them die, the amount of pain and karma is indescribable. ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
~多杰雄登:我这方面的说法~ 对于全球各地阅读和观看这些视频的朋友,感谢你投入时间、关注和想法。我希望我在视频上的分享能能协助解决多杰雄登禁令的争议。我真诚希望更多人对这个情况能有更好的了解,给每个关注此事的人找到一个和平的解决方案。~詹杜固仁波切 From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
May the blessings of the Tri -cosmic Master Je Tsongkhapa rain upon you. ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
帮助疗愈忧郁症的其中一个最佳疗方便是持诵宗喀巴大师心咒。~ 詹杜固活佛 From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
~Meditation Retreat in 2015~ Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) is inspired from the vision to create an authentic holistic lifestyle center where modern day spiritual aspirants can go for a get away from the hustle and bustle of hectic city life. From: June Tang (Khjb)
10 hours ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has started our monthly recycling activities at Ipoh Garden from 9.30 am until 12.00 pm today. Early in the morning, there are many local Ipoh folks contributed with their clothes, old newspaper and other recyclable items for our activities today. Many thanks to all who have given us the support to keep our city clean and beautiful. Kin Hoe
11 hours ago
The creepers above Tara Walk are responding well to Pastor Antoinette's Bach flower treatment! - Pastor Jean Ai
11 hours ago
The green team have been working to beautify the main entrance of Kechara Forest Retreat. Doesn't it look good! - Pastor Jean Ai
11 hours ago
Julia sampling mature plants for saplings. All of the work done in Kechara Forest Retreat is by our own people - Pastor Jean Ai
23 hours ago
Fun time @ KSDS ~ everyone can be a superhero, because superhero meant to help others. Stella
Second day of KL-PJ Wedding Fair with Kechara Blooms and Kechara Oasis fantastic promotional Wedding packages.Hurry to Mid Valley Exhibition Centre , Booth B43A. Lucy Yap
Prayers was read before bird releases. This morning, bird liberation did for a Sponsor who have birthday. By Puja House 23 May'15
Dorje Shugden Puja is very effective to pacify disturbances and obstacle . By Puja House 23 May'15
Menlha Puja is one of the popular Puja that sponsors like to sponsor, for purpose to look for right Doctor for the illness, cure the illness and to reduce suffering cause by the illness. By Puja House 23 May'15
Every step of torma needs focus even to color the torma. By Puja House. 23 May'15





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