My Medical Status

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Posted October 24, 2011

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

今天检查仁波切的右腹部,按压刺痛,重按连接肝部,基本诊断为肝部肿大。

可能性有两个,一是脂肪肝,问题不大,二是肝硬化,非常严重,有恶变的可能。

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

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

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

2011年10月20日 姜忠

(Translation to English)

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

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

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

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

Dr Jiang Zhong
20 October 2011

 


 

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An Update from the Ladrang

Dear friends,

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

 
1. BACKGROUND

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

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

 
2. PRIMARY TREATMENT

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

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

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

 
3. DIET

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

These 2 items will aid healing:

a) Seaweed/ kelp

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
4. CONCLUSION

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

Shin Tan
Tsem Ladrang
 

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

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

    With folded hands
    Jason

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

    Hi any updates on Rinpoche health status? Thanks.

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

      Dear Lester

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

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

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

      Kind regards

      Valentina

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

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

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

          Dear Lester

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

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

          Valentina

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

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

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

      Dear Lester,

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

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

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

      Above is just a sharing with you.

      Thank you
      Vinnie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dear Rinpoche,

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

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

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

    Om Ah Ra Pa Tsa Na Dhi!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Psychic Healer
    Laguna Beach

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

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

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

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

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

      Dear Blessed Rinpochey and Dharma friends,

      Happy New Year of the Water Dragon 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Discourse to Girimananda Thera (Girimananda Sutta[1])

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    _()_

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

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

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

    May you live long.

    maitri

    Yeshe

    _/\_

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

    Dear Rinpoche,

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

    Love,
    Sean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tadyata: Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze
    Radza Samunggate Soha!

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

    Dear Rinpoche,

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

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

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

    Dear Everyone,

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

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

    I thank everyone for their concerns and care.

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

    I will get further treatment. Much humility, Tsem Rinpoche

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

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

      Thank You!
      I wish you good health!

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

      Dearest Rinpoche,

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

      Thank you for your teachings Rinpoche.

      Much Gratitude,
      Jeffrey Gan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you so much Dearest Rinpoche !

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

    Dearest Rinpoche,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dear Rinpoche or who it may concerned,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I will pray for you.

    Take care Rinpoche,
    E-va

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

      AWESOME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dear Guru Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,

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

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

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

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

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

    Best Wishes,
    Anthony, from Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Halebudaya !!! : ))))

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

        Brilliant!

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

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

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

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

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

    Dear friends,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you,
    Tsem Ladrang

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

    Dear Rinpoche,

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

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

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

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

    Much love,
    Ethan Hoo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dear Rinpoche,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Dear Aik Seng,

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

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

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

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

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

        If so, how?
        And if so, when?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Hi Shin Tan,

    You have said that Seaweed will help.

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

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

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

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

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

      Thank you for your help.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A kind hearted person SHOULD live long.

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

    My dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, please kindly live long.

    With tears in my eyes and folded hands.

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

    Dear Rinpoche,

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

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

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

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

    rest well and be happy.

    Take Care.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    God Bless My Dear Rinpoche.

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

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

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

    我一定会经我所能好好努力!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Rinpoche.

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

    Dear Rinpoche,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dearest Rinpoche

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

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

    Mostly i want Rinpoche to be happy and not suffer.

    With tears in my eyes,

    John

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

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

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

    This is really terrible news.

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

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

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

      Dear Steve,

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

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

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

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

      Much care

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

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

        Take care

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    that is my last note on the topic.

    Thank you

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

      Dear Martin,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Oya on Dec 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Dear Martin,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    tadyatha om bekandze bekandze maha bekandze radza samudgate svaha

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

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

    • mima on Oct 31, 2011 at 1:57 am

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

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  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 06:42 PM
    According to the Buddhist teachings, we all have a unique blend of karma that determines where we are born, the circumstances of our birth and the quality of our life. Naturally, this is due to the actions that we performed in previous lives. Karma also dictates our characteristics and traits that determine how we act throughout our lives, which in turn leads to certain outcomes in this life and a determination of where we will take rebirth in the future.

    Karma, however, is not set in stone. We can change our circumstances through our own efforts – purification of karma and accumulation of merit. Tibetan astrology, based on these Buddhist principles, provides us the methods to ensure success in this life and a good rebirth in the future. Tibetan astrology can also predict what will happen to us in this life and our next rebirth based on the time of our birth.

    Discover your traits according to the Mewa, or Magical Square system of Tibetan astrology below, and find out how to purify your negative karma to improve your life!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 05:24 PM
    Very interesting:


    Radin explained in his book: “For a Western-trained academic, the mere existence of, say, telepathy would be considered supernormal and thus wildly extraordinary. But for an experienced yogi, it’s just a boringly normal minor siddhi [a Sanskrit term for a meditation attainment, or power]. A skeptical scientist, not having the benefit of thousands of hours of practice in yoga and meditation, would require repeatable, rigorously obtained experimental data showing odds against chance of a gazillion to one. The yogi merely requires his own experience.”


    Very interesting read: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2157904-supernormal-abilities-developed-through-meditation-dr-dean-radin-discusses/?sidebar=morein
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:45 PM
    Its indeed a beautiful place …..away from the city hectic life to visit and could stay over night too.Just to get away from work to relax ,get some fresh air ,do meditation and so forth .At Kechara Forest RetreatI,Bentong is where the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world situated and we can receive blessing,make offering to the Buddhas as well as enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful gardens.I have recomended my friends and relatives to visit such a beautiful place at Bentong.
    Thank you Paul Yap for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:15 PM
    Well…all pendants are beautifully designed,hand crafted to match each and every sacred images on it to suit all occasion for the wearer.I can see a lot of hard work for those involed in desgning and making of it.
    All pendants are very unique, modern, timeless and also sacred ,thats all i could describe it.Hope more people will be wearing these beautiful pendants to get connected with the Buddhas.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and Kechara’s Louise Lee for creating Dharma art in in the form of jewelry
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/timeless-and-sacred.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:41 PM
    This Mahasiddha is Kukkuripa (the dog lover). He loved dogs so much. When he meditated in the cave he had his doggie with him. She had kept him company for years in his cave. They shared bedding, food, water and company. When he gained high attainments, the Dakinis came to take him to Kechara Paradise. He was hesitant to go but the Dakinis insisted and he went with them.

    He arrived at Kechara (Paradise/Buddha abode of Heruka and Vajra Yogini) and enjoyed teachings and feasts up there and they asked him to stay longer if not forever…. But he kept thinking about his doggie left alone in the cave. He felt guilty and missed her. Kukkuripa would use his psychic powers to see his poor doggie alone and hungry waiting for him at the cave while enjoying the attention of the Dakinis and feasts. The cave was dark and had no food. The doggie had to go out and find small tiny scraps of food and was getting skinny. Kukkuripa saw this and it pained him. Worried she was not getting enough food. He use to share the offerings of food he would get from people with her. Doggie and him would delightfully eat the food together. Kukkuripa had no attachments to ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ in regards to sharing food with his dog. He had overcome this in his meditations. In ancient India, people would not co-habitate with a dog. It was considered unclean and filthy, but Kukkuripa had cast away those notions and loved his dog as she loved him. But he felt guilty to leave her alone while he was ‘enjoying’ himself in Kechara and could not stop thinking about his beloved dirty smelly dog in his cave alone…so he left Kechara Paradise and all it’s ‘delights’ for his doggie. He couldn’t abandon her. The Dakinis implored him to stay, but he was firm to return. The Dakinis said you will give up this paradise here for a mere dog???!! You can advance further in your meditations if you stay in Kechara and then help the dog later they attempted to persuade him. But Kukkuripa would not stay, he was loyal to his little dog as she had kept him company for many years in the lonely dark cave. She was loyal to him and how can he abandon her now. He couldn’t and he wouldn’t listen to the Dakinis. He left to join doggie. He never forget her companionship and loyalty. All the wonderful things in Kechara could not tempt him against his loyal friend the little doggie. He left everything for her.

    So he finally left Kechara to the Dakinis dismay and went back to his cave to be with his dog so she won’t be alone. Doggie was delighted to see her master and wagged her tail so much!! She licked him and he hugged her! She was skinnier for not eating well these few days he noticed. He fed her and hugged her and loved his doggie…He went back to his routine of meditation, receiving food offerings and sharing his food with doggie. They were happy together. One day, when he was scratching her in her favorite place and she licked him so his eyes were closed, when he opened his eyes she had suddenly turned into a Dakini shimmering with lights! The brilliance of the lights lit up the whole cave in front of Kukkuripa!! Kukkuripa was astonished to behold the splendourous lady in front of him! Of course this Dakini must be the Queen Herself he realized, as Vajra Yogini which was Kukkuripa’s main Yidam he had meditated on her for years in the cave. And She said to Kukkuripa, “Well done, you gave up paradise to be with just a dog..it shows you have given up attachements and projections of pleasant and unpleasant, now your Dakini will give you the final paradise (enlightenment)!”

    Kukkuripa attained full enlightenment blessed by Vajra Yogini by releasing the final subtle attachment to the non-existent self! After enlightenment his fame and name grew and many came to see him and he gave teachings to countless and benefitted many before he finally ascended to Kechara the second and final time. He was forever known as Kukkuripa the dog lover.

    I love him so much!!! This is one of my favorite Mahasiddhas along with Badrapa, Shantideva, Ghantapa and a few others. I wanted to share this story with you. I wanted you to know that there are many great true stories like this one about Kukkuripa that are true and can be applied to our lives. To inspire us.

    Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:29 PM
    The great and illustrious master Sonam Tsemo at the end of his life was described by an old woman who witnessed Sonam Tsemo depart. Standing on a rock at the holy spring near Sakya area known as Chumik Dzingka, his body ascended gracefully into the sky, still holding his dog. He loved his dog very much. Even today the footprints of Loppon Sonam Tsemo and the dog can be clearly seen in the rock, left for the benefit of living beings as a field from which to accumulate merit. It is a sign of a holy being when they can leave their footprints in stone for future generations to witness and make offerings on that spot to collect merits. This holy site was decorated by the great master Mantradhara Ngawang Kunga Rinchen later on. Other accounts say that he ascended from Gorum Library near Chumik Dzingka spring. A stupa containing his holy relics was erected there. Sonam Tsemo was a powerful practitioner of the Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini and at the end of his short life he ascended with his very body to Kechara paradise. He was 40 years old. Kechara is the sanksrit name of the special abode of Vajra Yogini. Those who practice Vajra Yogini to the highest level can ascend her paradise with their very bodies. Sonam Tsemo the great master of sutra and tantra was seen by an old woman flying off holding his beloved dog to ascend Kechara paradise. No one every found his body and his room was empty.
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:27 PM
    Congratulations to Mitra for his first dharma teaching in Nepali to the expats. So glad that Dorje Shugden practise can reach out to many in various languages and to different people. Mitra has done a good job in introducing Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and guided them on the benefit and iconography of Dorje Shugden.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and Dorje Shugden practise continue to grow and benefit more people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 04:15 PM
    Very clear explanation of what is Vajrayogini’s left foot stepping on. Each time when i have a look at the beautiful statue of Vajrayogini this question will comes back to me. i am glad came across these blog by chance, i saw and read to understand better.A clear explanation ..stampling left and right foot significant of desire ,hatred and ignorance that cause us to be in samsara and she she able to control.Vajrayogni’s practices is so powerful in heliping us and that is the reason Rinpoche always ask us to start now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these short explanation in the video and the interesting story of Mahadeva.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/facebook-question-what-is-vajra-yoginis-left-foot-stepping-on.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:44 PM
    Rejoice to all the families who had setup a Buddhist altar at home and conducted a house blessing puja. There are diverse benefits of conducting the house blessing puja, which ranges from bringing well-being on all levels – in one’s health, relationships, business, and family – to purifying the home. The puja ceremonies will purify the environment which helps the people who live there and people who are visiting there to experience general well-being. The puja can be personalised based on the request or need of the individual. Thank you for sharing with us the many photos of the beautiful altar of these families, it is very heartwarming to know that they will always be blessed by the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-amazing-house-blessings-by-kechara-pastors.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:24 PM
    Thank you for sharing this mindfully planned itinerary for everyone who is interested in visiting Kechara Forest Retreat. Kechara Forest Retreat has different facets that showcase different elements of spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism in this wholesale venue. One can enjoy the flora and fauna of Mother Nature, or embrace the contemporary architectures that feature many magnificent Buddha statues and authentic Himalayan decorations. Not forgetting to mention, in Kechara Forest Retreat sits the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world! This is a holy place we must never miss to pay homage for blessings from the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 01:07 PM
    金泽“财王”护法殿

    在禅修林的入口处的左边有一间小佛堂,是全天候二十四小时开放给大众的。这间佛堂的一砖一瓦都是由不同善心人士捐增的。也因为他们过后发了一笔小财,所以在大马文东,金泽护法一般被简称为“财王“。

    根据佛陀教诲,五蕴是组成众生的五个方面,分别是色、受、想、行、识。证悟者如多杰雄登能将五蕴分别化现成不同的本尊。金泽是多杰雄登“受”蕴的化现,作用是协助我们增长世俗和修行上的财富。“受”蕴是我们对愉悦或不悦感受的认知。我们执着于愉悦,避免不悦,而这正是导致我们受困和造下各种业,继而产生痛苦的因(此段原文: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102x1n6.html)

    来到这里,我们首先要上香。做生意的朋友可要趁此机会拜拜,供养一个大的莲花蜡烛,上三根大香,祈求今年一帆风顺哦。

    摘自“GO BENTONG!与菩萨有约”
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120808
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 11:02 PM
    Can’t imagine that a priest actually stabbed Pope John Paul. How can he do this when he as a priest is suppose to be compassion and love everyone but kill the religion leader. he should remember that he carries the name priest and hence must show good example and behaviour to others but instead took another person’s life.

    I respected Pope John who continued his trip even though he was injured. That shows the determination he had to teach so it can benefit others. Always put others first more than our own needs.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/pope-john-paul-stabbed-by-priest.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 08:13 PM
    It is admirable for Sine Lindholm & Mads Ulrik Husum to place their design as open source for everyone to download and copy to manufacture. This shows how farsighted they are in propelling self-sustainability. The first step is always the hardest, and I believe what Sine and Mads had done is towards the right direction. In this way, people from all the around the world who genuinely are passionate and interested in growing own vegetables will be able to start on their own. Without needing to rely on middleman or manufacturer who might end up making the brilliant idea a commercial white elephant. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 10:05 PM
    Many companies especially in overseas are very considerate and allow their employees to bring their dogs to work. I personally think that this is a very good practice where the employees no longer have to worry about leaving pets at home alone. The work environments that cultivate loving kindness, caring and compassion create a much more positive and productive place to work. Besides, it may influence everyone especially those who do not have pet to be more kind to the animals.

    Nevertheless, the employer and employees may have to work together to maintain the safe and cleanliness work place such as reduce odour, provide clean air and many others.

    Thank you for this interesting article as a reminder to us to love and be kind to animals no matter where we are.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/inside-the-worlds-most-dog-friendly-office.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 07:06 PM
    Superb idea and very creative. Home farming in the cities ! Appreciate all the hardwork and ideas to produce Growroom. It’s just like putting a big puzzle and making the whole process so much easier to plant in cities where we always have limited spaces.

    We should support more people to come up with such ideas so we can eat our own food and cultivate self sustainability.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
16 hours ago
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
18 hours ago
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
18 hours ago
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
1 week ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
1 week ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 week ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
4 weeks ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 months ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
2 months ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
2 months ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
2 months ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
3 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
3 months ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
3 months ago
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
3 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
3 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
3 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
4 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
4 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
4 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
4 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
4 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
4 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
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Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your question, it is good to see you back and asking more questions. Yes you are right, there are differences in the tunes and chants between the lineages. The differences can vary significantly between the traditions, for example the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is known for its extremely deep throat singing which is very powerful and is characterised by a low, booming voice, in contrast to the other traditions. Even within a particular tradition, there can be slight variations as to the manner in which the chants and tunes are performed. For example those monasteries are which are affiliated with Gyume will have one way of throat singing, where those affiliated with Gyuto will have another. As far as I am aware there is no professional sheet music for the rituals, most probably because the music is actually an integral part of the ritual itself. Therefore the music, tunes, and chants are all taught at the same time the ritual and prayers are. The tunes, and use of the instruments all have specific meanings, because they are considered to be offerings to the deities in the form of sound. The monasteries would not have copies of sheet music either, because sheet music is western practice. The use of ritual music within Tibetan Buddhism is more of one based on memory. In the Kechara organisation, the puja team was trained in such ritual instruments at the same time they learnt the particular ritual from monks from the monastery, such as the puja of Dorje Shugden. From what I saw of the training, the musical tunes, and use of instruments was not written down but taught experientially at the same time as the chanting. I have not come across any other instruments being used in pujas apart from the traditional ritual instruments, because even the instruments themselves have a specific meaning. That is not say that school instruments cannot be used. This is because, as long as the offering is sincere, the Buddhas and enlightened deities will accept it, and in turn you will generate great amounts of merit. Offerings should be made to the best of our ability, therefore if you do not have access to the ritual instruments, or do not know how to play them, but you know how to play other instruments, and use these instruments as offerings to the Buddhas during pujas, the amount of merit you generate will be the same. This is because you are sincere with your offering. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 20, 2017 10:16
    Grigoris asked: Excuse me, but I would like to ask, what does the prayer to Shangmo Dorje Putri say exactly? I can't read Tibetan, but would like to see the description that the prayer gives. I am not planning to say the prayer or make interaction(as it would be very dangerous), but would like to see what it actually says from the Tibetan text. Here's the link: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/shangmo-dorje-putri-the-bamo-of-sakya.html
    pastor answered: Dear Grigoris, Thank you for your question. Shangmo Dorje Putri is indeed a fascinating unenlightened Dharma protector. Unfortunately at the moment, we do not have a translated copy of the text in English that we can provide. The usual format for such texts, would include an invocation, making offerings to appease them, and then exhortations for them to perform their activities, possibly followed by thanking them for their help. One thing is for certain, due to the nature of Shangmo Dorje Putri her prayer is sure to include violent imagery, just like many other Dharma protectors, such as Achi Chokyi Drolma (who even though has a peaceful appearance, has a lot of violent imagery in her prayers). The reason behind the violent imagery is explained in the post about Achi Chokyi Drolma here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
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