My social media image was a lie

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Dear friends around the world,

I came across this article on Facebook and found her video compelling. I have come across people who are very much in the same predicament. I find it very sad that some people live for ‘likes’ and acknowledgement from perfect strangers. You want approval, meaning and substance from something that can never give you this. You live all day to post about your lunch, your friends, your most mundane activities, your clothes, your shopping and even your dirty laundry at times publicly. Who is really interested I sometimes think. It’s difficult to see some people who have a ‘need’ to do this. Watch her video. It is very honest and telltale. This girl mentions the real reasons why she had to post up pictures of herself non-stop.

Social media can be positive, empowering end educational and we should use it for that purpose. I hope by posting this, it helps many others realize what is happening.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

19-Year-Old Instagram Model Admits Her “Perfect Life” Was A Lie & Exposes The Ugly Truth Behind Social Media

November 3, 2015 by Alanna Ketler

 

Essena O’Neil is a 19-year-old Australian Instagram star and she recently opened up and revealed the truth about her life, and the shots that made her famous on social media.

She started a blog and a YouTube account and was posting all over social media when she was in high school. It wasn’t long before this completely consumed her life. She became a widely known online sensation garnering over half a million followers on Instagram and over 250,000 YouTube subscribers.

“I fell in love with this idea that I could be of value to other people,” she wrote. “Let’s call this my snowballing addiction to be liked by others.”

It wasn’t too long before she was getting sponsorship opportunities and was able to completely support herself. She was also offered to model in L.A.

Many young girls completely looked up to O’Neil and were even obsessed with her. Little did they know that behind that pretty face, she was totally unhappy.

“Yeah 16-year-old Essena would have been like ‘WTF girl you have the dream life,’” she wrote. “So why did I feel so lost, lonely and miserable?”

Very recently O’Neil decided that she had completely had enough and realized that she wasn’t living an authentic life. She then decided to make a drastic change in her life and announced to her followers that she is quitting social media, and she has already begun editing all of the captions on her photos to tell the truth behind the pictures.

“I was addicted to what others thought of me, simply because it was so readily available,” she wrote. “I was severely addicted. I believed how many likes and followers I had correlated to how many people liked me. I didn’t even see it happening, but social media had become my sole identity. I didn’t even know what I was without it.”

Not only has she deleted her Tumblr account, but she plans to stop posting on YouTube as well. She has also deleted over 2,000 pictures from her Instagram account; she says they served no real purpose other than self-promotion.

She also went as far as to admit that her “hot body” shots were the results of unhealthy habits…

“A 15 year old girl that calorie restricts and excessively exercises is not goals. Anyone addicted to social media fame like I once was, is not in a conscious state,” she wrote on the above photo.

“…Stomach sucked in, strategic pose, pushed up boobs,” O’Neill wrote. “I just want younger girls to know this isn’t candid life, or cool or inspirational. Its contrived perfection made to get attention.”

“Without realizing, I’ve spent majority of my teenage life being addicted to social media, social approval, social status and my physical appearance,” she wrote. “Social media, especially how I used it, isn’t real.”

She also opened up about how she was making money from some of her posts and was completely honest about how there were no actual “candid” photos, they were all staged and even photoshopped.

Essena O’Neil Is Being The Change

What this young woman is doing is absolutely incredible. Having the courage to open up and be honest about everything she was doing is an amazing feat in itself. She is now able to be an excellent role model for all of her younger fans and they will know the truth and the true cost of this “success.” Some of her more recent posts are geared toward exposing the lies behind what you see on social media.

O’Neil has also started up a new website LetsBeGameChangers.com to tell her full story, she is also challenging for her fans to give up social media for 1 week. She hopes to encourage others to be present and live life, authentically.

Check out her final YouTube video below

Or view the video on the server at:
http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/essena.mp4

 

Source: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/11/03/19-year-old-instagram-model-admits-her-perfect-life-was-a-lie-exposes-the-ugly-truth-behind-social-media/

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 22, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Social Media and the internet is where most people are on. If we can tap into such networks and the messaging is such that it for the benefit of people, many people will be benefitted, like most powerful things in the modern world, some things can be a double edged swords, it can cut both ways.

    The life we live is already an illusion, on top of that we define ourselves via of our social media identity thats a double whammy.

  2. Julien Roth on Jan 10, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    I think that it was about time that someone spoke up about this. Social media is a very influencing platform as it reaches many people. Because of this reason, people should not be fooled with unreal content. Like this situation for example, this instagram model came out with the truth and admitted that the way she appears on social media isn’t actually how her life is.

    Many people have different lives on social media than they do in reality. Why is that? I would say it is because some people are insecure about themselves and they only express themselves truly on social media. I feel that this is a bad thing as it tells the public you are someone else.

    When on social media we should be ourselves. I have a set of rules when on social media. I only post what i want to, and i only socialise with people i know personally. This makes social media very fun and easy for me 🙂

  3. Pastor Moh Mei on Jan 9, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I’m not a fan of social media. I used to have a Facebook account a long while ago and then the movie “The Social Network” came out and after I watched the movie I went home and deleted my Facebook account. It wasn’t until I joined Kechara in August 2013 that I opened a Facebook account again and it is only to serve a very specific purpose related to dharma.

    Social media is indeed a powerful platform that can be used to achieve almost anything – fame, fortune, fantasy, friendship, fraud, fun,…..but in it’s disguise it is also the world’s biggest “open world” online game.

    All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players and social media brought the stage of play into cyberspace. There are no rules and there are no boundaries, it’s non-stop and the pace keeps quickening and it continues to accelerate as technology usher us into light speed era.

    I think social media feeds into the instant gratification syndrome of the generation born in the internet era. With such a wide stage of play, can we still predict what the future generation of society will be like. The signs of a dysfunctional society/generation is already emerging with social media – Essena O’Neil is a product of this. It’s not all social media’s fault. Society merely could not catch up with the social impact of technological advancement.

    One day we may very well be faced with technological singularity, a point beyond which events may become unpredictable or even unfathomable to human intelligence.

  4. Lin Mun on Jan 9, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Although Essena has taken a wrong move in her early teens and fall into the trap of social media, I respect her courages to come out and admitted her mistakes.

    It is not easy to admit the mistakes of oneself and what more to openly admit it in public, over the internet.

    It is sad that a person so young at 12 years old would think that social media is a place to find attention, love, appreciation and be valued from the ‘like’ on her pictures. Why can the perception be so wrong? Is it that there is not enough care between human now that she needs to find it from the ‘unreal’ and virtual world.

    Having said so, I still think that social media is a good and powerful platform to share information. It is based on our motivation and how we utilise this platform which is important. For example, social media is so useful to share dharma knowledge, news, good values and etc.

    I hope Essena would be able to stay strong to continue her journey in a right way.

  5. Stella Cheang on Jan 7, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Essena O’Neil is a teenager who rose to stardom through her photo posting on Instagram where she garnered 250k followers. Due to her famous status on social media, she was offered sponsorship opportunity and led a celebrity lifestyle since 16 years old. But she was not happy.

    Much time and effort were channeled at fabricating the type of posting that appeal to the flickered minded public. She is lucky to have come to the realization how this had consumed her life and is brave enough to quit.

    The addiction that Essena suffered from and revealed is not unknown or uncommon to us. Many of us are numbers chaser when it comes to FB “likes”. The “likes” feed the self-cherishing mind, inflat our ego. There are no personality behind the “likes”. Genuine relationship comes from reaching out and living an authentic life with real people.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this impact-ful blogpost. Also thank you Pastor Adeline for her in-depth sharing during the Blogchat Dharma sharing session on Tuesday night. It serves as a reminder for us to reduce our attachment to social media “likes”. Social media can be used for purposes other than promoting our self-cherishing mind.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  6. kb thapa on Dec 29, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    So many people strive to be ‘popular’ online to validate themselves, manipulating photos and captions to give the idea they are happy just to get ‘followers’ … And be ‘idolised’… When NONE of that truly matters and that’s what can be wrong with social media.. we have to real in life social media happiness is just short term….

  7. Li kheng on Dec 16, 2015 at 2:54 am

    It takes a lot of courage to be honest in front of the world. It takes a lot of compassion to tell people a truth that they don’t want to hear because being deluded gives us the “back door” for being victims and being irresponsible.

    Social media is a powerful tool that can be used to spread knowledge and wisdom or social disaster. The distinction is in the motivation of the user.

    For people who have seen this video, it is a wake up call to change our course and consciously work to benefit the world through sincere sharing that is intended to bring good to others

  8. Pastor Shin on Dec 10, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Nowadays, there are people whom social media matters more than ‘real’ people in their lives, for example, likes are more important than approvals from people who matters to them. They seek “social” approval, “social” status, and obsessed with how their physical appearance photos show up on social media platforms. Crafting to appear “perfect” on social media is living a lie. Do we really want our self-worth to be ruled by likes?

    About 75% of women have exhibited symptoms of disordered eating at some point in their life, and while a lot of factors determine one’s body image and relationship to food, the constant barrage of societal expectations to look a certain way definitely doesn’t help. Following Instagram-famous models as a reminder to work toward looking a certain way is an all-too-common practice, and because social media and smart phones are everywhere, it’s easier than ever to gain a very superficial level of access into what we think are these models’ “perfect” lives.

    If we look at society’s idea of the perfect body image for women based on the average fashion model, we would think that the perfect woman was about 5’10” and weighed only 120 pounds. However, the National Center for Health Statistics reports that the average American woman is only about 5’4” and weighs about 169 pounds. It’s important to understand that the ideal body image as presented by the popular media is not healthy. Of course media images are not the only cause of eating disorders but there is no doubt that we are heavily influenced by societal pressures, the media, and now social media.

    I’m glad that Essena now hopes to initiate a movement where an individual’s worth is not determined by their physical attributes or social media influence, giving people the opportunity to be free, grow, learn and explore while challenging their own beliefs. Although there has been quite a bit of backlash against Essena since her video was published, but whatever our feelings toward her or social media, she is speaking up about important topics that impact people every single day.

    Just as the number of likes or followers one’s social accounts doesn’t make one a better person, neither does what one’s body looks like, or which designer dress/bag we wear, or what car we drive. In fact, focusing too much on these things often translates into a worse quality of life, because we are so focused on tearing ourselves down for the things we don’t have.

  9. Joy on Nov 25, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I never really understood nor liked social media. Why would anybody be so silly to tell the whole world and advertise where you live, what you eat, what you are doing etc… it’s like you’re inviting a whole lot of trouble to your door step. Well that was my very old traditional thinking until Rinpoche made me realise that we can use social media to do good… to empower people, to focus out and help someone. Only until then, did I slowly (though reluctant in the beginning) adopt this new method of reaching out.

    It is the same wisdom Rinpoche taught that can be applied in various situations…. WHAT’S THE MOTIVATION? If the motivation is to promote something good, bring a change, provide helpful information, create positive conscious society, send love, perhaps change and save someone’s life…. then by all means social media it and make go viral if possible. But if it is just focused on the me, me, me, it is seriously going to be very tiring. And it is a siren warning on a deep seeded psychological issue of a very low self-esteem person who is screaming for approval/love in the wrong way. It becomes another “addiction” another “drug” only this one makes you go “mental” without you even realising it because it is “legal” and LIKED.

    It is so sad that many people these days do lead their lives depending on how many LIKES and FOLLOWERS/FRIENDS they have who are all basically fake. Maybe 5 out of the thousands are real true friends you can call any time of the day. And unlike Essena O’Neil, many do not have the good karma to “wake up” and realise from this delusional world like she does. So it is extremely important to keep checking in and ask why are we posting what we’re posting? What is the motivation behind it? When we ask ourselves these simple question and we’re happy with our answers, then we’ll know if it’s worth it.

    Essena O’Neil is definitely very brave and I applaud her courage to come out, speak out and snap out of it before it is too late. Her emotions are definitely real, and all she wanted was to be love/liked, which tells me she is not feeling it from her existing family/environment, hence how she got hooked into social media. This is just my guess, but she did say she thought getting more “LIKES” on social media would bring her happiness.

    Unfortunately as she became more and more popular and experienced all the glam, fame and fortune anyone could ever ask, living the life, she felt even more empty and realises she doesn’t even know who she is any more. She doesn’t even know how to connect with a real human being, having spent most of her life “on screen”. She was still unhappy and in fact she became more unhappy. How many times have we seen and hear how stories of how depressed and messed up a super star of the rich and famous. If richness was measured based on the acquisitions we have, then the rich should not be unhappy, but truth is the opposite. And most often we see the poor and village folks are the ones who are more giving and happier people though they have nothing. Again reminds me of Rinpoche’s advice “in giving, we gain everything”… somewhere along these lines.

    I am so glad she realised this before it is really way too late and now instead of feeding the self-cherishing “I” she is beginning to focus out and doing something positive with it, now she can inspire others like her or about to be like her. Now I believe she will discover more happiness.

    RosesAreRed

  10. Beatrix Ooi on Nov 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Personally, I think that social media itself is a neutral platform, it can help us to promote what we do and bring in traffic to our business and so on.

    There must be a balance in everything we do, why most of the people are addicted to social medias is because they did not set boundaries for themselves therefore they kind of get overboard with it.

    Besides setting boundaries, our intention to do social media is also very important. If we are using the platform to get likes and attention, it will definitely lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Slowly we will get addicted to it and in our every day life, our only goal is to receive hundreds or thousands of likes and sweet comments.

    The minute we wake up, the first thing we do is check our social media pages and see how many likes or shares we get for that post we posted, how is this a healthy lifestyle? Our main focus is shifted to something that brings us nothing else but only pain and disappointments.

    I’m not saying that social media is bad, but again if it’s not used wisely, slowly we will start to abuse the platform for our own personal gains and eventually causing us to have an unhealthy lifestyle. What Essena O’Neil said is very captivating and I’m glad that there’s someone who cares enough to speak up and tell us what she did was not right, as a teenager I admire her courage and honesty.

  11. sweekeong on Nov 23, 2015 at 8:53 am

    I admired this girl for saying the truth about her failings, and her acting to correct them.

    * She is honest about her mistaken concept of self worth. Many of us, including myself, typically measured or self worth with the numbers of friends we have, quantity over quality. In the social media environment, likes become a representation of one’s self worth.

    * She admitted that her happiness of what she did on social media is temporarily. Even though her is already getting high likes, she kept on pursuing higher numbers of likes.

    * Her attachment to self is so strong that she described it as an addiction. For some people they drink and gamble. In her case her addiction was getting famous in social media with her physical appearance. Taking selfie becomes a habituation.

    * She wasted all these years, the time and effort, spent on maintaining her physical appearance. Her photos where staged and photo edited to make it look perfect. It is not naturally taken. She is even getting paid from her photos.

    * She deleted her social media accounts. This is her overcoming her comfort zone.

    It is worrisome that the generations who grow up with social media can be influenced easily. Does kids and teenagers have the means to cope with all of these?

  12. Yeo Kwai Gin (Kuantan) on Nov 23, 2015 at 12:32 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享 !

    现在的社会大多数的人尤其是少年的, 也一样沉溺在这网络的陷阱 ! 网络是个” 双面刀 ” , 它可以迅速的时间让我们往正方面增长, 相反的, 它也可以迅速的让我们往负面的方面走 ! 这是大家值得注意与思考的 !

    Yeo Kwai Gin

  13. Pastor Adeline on Nov 22, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    This is one of most courageous person I have ever knew, a person who is willing to forgo all her “hard” earned efforts and start all over again. She has clearly given us some of the most valuable life teachings which we should take into serious considerations.

    1. Social Media is a tool to share and get updates, but when used incorrectly, it ruin someone else’s life.

    2. Likes and comments might transform into real life achievement, but could be one that continues based on the likes and comments that is unreal.

    3. Anything is possible on social media, it is a place where some uses to runaway from their real life.

    4. True happiness doesn’t comes from being wanted and loved by complete strangers.

    5. Get connect with people around you, these are the people who really cares, support and love you.

    We need to connect with nature, real people and activities that bear real results through real efforts in order to really fulfil the purpose of our lives.

  14. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Nov 21, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Brave, brave girl to expose herself like this and although she has faced a lot of criticism, whatever her real reasons are for speaking up, doing so will inspire some to rethink how they use social media.

    1) I do agree that we can’t believe everything we see online. Social media gives us a false sense of identification with the people who publish the content; we think we know them based on what they make public but in reality, social media is a product of the people who use it and they can control whatever it is they want to say (which may not always be the truth).

    2) one perspective (which I feel was lacking in Essena’s expose of her carefully crafted life) about social media is that we also have to take responsibility for the decisions we make. It’s one thing to blame social media for pressuring you into creating this illusion of a life; it’s another thing to dress up, pose for the photo, edit the shot, type in the captions and hit publish. At many points along the process, there were many opportunities for Essena to say ‘no’ and stop perpetuating the trade

    3) having said that, I do understand where she is coming from. Although the prevalence of social media in our lives is a relatively new phenomenon, it has in a short time become very effective in encouraging and reinforcing the many afflictive emotions that are already within our mindstreams.

    This is another article that details the thought process of someone who decided to dress up like Kim Kardashian for a week: http://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/i-had-my-hair-and-makeup-done-like-kim-kardashian-for-a-week

    If you read the article, you will see the girl talks about how gradually, the pressure to fit in, look good and maintain the image starts to affect her. Despite the physical discomforts, she continues with the project and later, understands how people can be hypersensitive and very affected by the smallest criticism on social media.

    So actually, social media is not developing anything new. What it does is highlight qualities that are already within us, and amplify it and spread it around the world much, much more quickly. What quality is that? The all-pervasive ‘I’ – social media is the perfect, FREE tool for self-promotion. It is the perfect tool for people to circumvent hard work – for many people, we will never be able to live the lives of the rich and famous but still, we want it without the hard work. It is the perfect tool to reinforce our habit to compare ourselves with others, and develop covetousness.

    4) people who make social media their lives and take their cues from social media should perhaps reevaluate the priority they place on it. In actual fact, it is nothing more than a tool which, as Rinpoche says, can be positive and empowering. It can be used to bully people; it can be used to help victims of bullying.

    The key issue here is the motivation with which we employ social media to get our message across. Therefore we can’t blame the tool forever. Before social media, there were other inventions and technologies that had were exploited for positive results, and for negative results. It’s like they say with photography. When you take a bad picture, is the equipment responsible or is it the responsibility of the photographer?

    5) people who use social media have a responsibility to recognise the impact they have on others who are following what they are doing. When people tell us things when we are young, it has an impact on the way we think. What more is there to say about social media where things stay online for you to revisit over and over again?

    So for the people on social media, are they spreading beneficial messages? Are they helping others developing positive attributes or are they using social media to fulfil some kind of deep-seated insecurities that in turn exacerbates the way someone else feels?

    As Buddhists, when we use social media, we should remember that the Buddha’s guidelines on what constitutes right speech are equally relevant. I quote from http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an05/an05.198.than.html:

    “Monks, a statement endowed with five factors is well-spoken, not ill-spoken. It is blameless & unfaulted by knowledgeable people. Which five?

    “It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of good-will.

    “A statement endowed with these five factors is well-spoken, not ill-spoken. It is blameless & unfaulted by knowledgeable people.”

  15. Chris Chong on Nov 21, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for highlighting this article to us. This is what I learnt in this post.

    1. Social media is supremely powerful in this time. It can make one’s life as well as destroying one’s life. We have to be wise in the way we are using it otherwise it will “control” our lives without we even knowing it.

    2. Essena O’Niel mentioned that when she is at a young age of 12, she is already thinking about how to be in the centre of attention, how to be popular and what not. This reflects the current thinking and mindset of the society which puts too much emphasis on looks, fame and popularity. At the age of 12, I am thinking about how to avoid eating vegetables and what not nonsense. This shows that how social media promotes false imagery of life and brainwash innocent mind to pursue something so superficial and impermanent.

    3. ” I was surrounded by wealth, fame and power and yet they are all miserable and I AM MISERABLE.” Essena O’Niel

    People had been chasing wealth , fame and power for all their life and some of them even lost their life to it. It is not wrong to pursue those things but we must not let them to be the only thing in our life because we “think” it is the definition of happiness which is totally wrong and ignorant. If wealth equals to happiness, then why are they so many millionaires and billionaires gave up their fleeting wealth and ordained into mookhood? Perfect examples will be Delhi’s ‘plastics king’, Bhanwarlal Raghunath Doshi and Liu Jingchong from China. If fame equals to happiness, why is there countless of actors, actresses and singers are depressed and suicidal? This clearly shows that there is more to life than just those three things and we are too ignorant to see throught it.

    Chris

  16. Abby Foo on Nov 16, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    詹杜固仁波切曾說,是真的東西,就不需要去堆砌什麼來裝飾、武裝。

    這是另一個媒體識讀的個案,也可以作為時下年輕人的借鏡。這位女生很勇敢,即使她之前在社交媒體平台上『騙』了無數的人,但最終她選擇誠實面對自己,我是佩服她的。

    沒有人應該活在別人給你設定的標準裡頭。
    財富並沒有在我們的生命中扮演至關緊要的角色,『富活』不如好好活著。
    你若真的過得好,也無需透過炫耀來證明你過得好。

  17. Lucy Yap on Nov 9, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    There have always been “pressure” on young ones,it is part of growing up.Problematic and sometimes painful.The socialization of young adults have been going on for ever, social media just changed the delivery method. We’ve looked at how social media have been used by people to do amazing things and bring a little joy to the world. I rejoice that Essena O’Neil realised the true purpose of social media and shared her experience with others. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beneficial post.

  18. Edwin Tan on Nov 9, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing the article and the video with us.

    Many times, a lot of us are living for the likes or trying to show off our lives to others to create envy. When we see that others are doing better, we get depressed or jealous or want to out do them. What they are not realising is that are actually poisoned… diseased to be better… diseased to create more likes…more envy…

    I do not understand the rationale behind all those, since I am quite the social media dummy.. hehe…

    Essena O’Neil is very brave to step up and admit and overcome herself. For her to realise at 19…she will have a whole lot better, more fulfilling life ahead… [coupled with Dharma will be perfect 😀 ]

    Social media should be used for empowering others, creating more “wealth” in their lives, giving more /sharing of information, to connect [only when we are far away…real connection is from the heart].

    What Essena did is a good wake up call for all those teenagers out there who think social media is the “world”.

    Thank you Rinpoche, for bringing this to our attention.

  19. May Ong on Nov 9, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I’ve observed being lonely and wanting to connect to become popular or socially accepted is prevalent in young adults or teenagers. That’s why social media platform appeals to them. They were looking for venues to be connected. I am glad Essena came out of out ‘shell’ and expressed her anxiety and depressive issues she faced and shared her valuable experience with others like her. She is lucky to be able to realise now what she did hiding behind the ‘false’ life she had no value in life.

    Social media is a good platform to connect with others but we don’t need to base our real life in it just to gratify our loneliness, to be popular or be attached to it. We can use social media effectively for good and virtuous deeds or cause.

  20. Frederick Law on Nov 9, 2015 at 1:11 am

    When one’s life revolves around numbers of likes on Social Media to feel appreciated, to feel looked up to, and even for society approval , it becomes an obsession to satisfied one’s ego and desire have the attention, focus on yourself, to feel wanted and famous. By creating an image that is not own true self is devaluing one’s own self-worth.

    Essena O’Neil life’s was all made-up images on Social Media, what you see is not her real expression, hiding behind the supermodel shot is someone who has issue that tearing her apart from within. After years of Social Media sensation, she calls it a quit due to depression and feeling miserable.

  21. Cynthia Ng on Nov 8, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享! 这是一个值得令人鼓舞的文章,非常庆幸 Essena O’Neil 能及时清醒自己在网际网络所宣扬的是不良嗜好,及时纠正所有的网际朋友们关于她认为自己做没有意义的事与删除她在网际网络的个人照。

    她知道这样的宣扬是会引领他人到歪道去,与其只炫耀自己如何的棒来得到赞同,那么更应该善用自己的长处来影响他人往好的一方面去做。

    有很多人弯曲了网际网络的善用之处,用在好的方面可以利益无数人,用在不善之处肯定会荼毒无数人,年轻一辈的更应该要好好的运用网际网络,那么才可以找到真正的生活意义,那样也不会将自己迷失在汪洋的大海中漂浮不定。

    认同Essena说的,我们的幸福感并不是用数字来锁定自己的人生,而是我们与现实生活中的生活定义。有很多我们可以做的,就像什么Essena提到的社会工作的一些例子有益的工作。

    我很佩服她的勇气,每个人都会犯错,但重要的是我们能够意识到这一点,并做出了一个转折点。她很勇敢,并愿意与很多人分享她的真心话与真诚的面对着自己的所做所为,她的行动值得鼓励,她的视频是真实的,人生里头可以做很多有意义的事。

    令人担忧的是世俗的快乐在最终并不能带来幸福,Essena她拥有一切但她并不开心,因为这是不够的,所以她的解决办法是她选择停止追逐她认为快乐的东西。

  22. Uncle Eddie on Nov 8, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Incredible though it may seem, but having the courage to open up and be honest about everything, in exposing towards what lies behind what one can see what social media “really is”, is indeed a real challenge for Essence O’Neil true courage or “personal guilt”! She must have felt the personal realisation that “Honesty’s the Best Policy”. Whether one believes in religion or not is immaterial, but there is no one who does not appreciate love and compassion. The development of a kind heart(a feeling of closeness for all human beings) does not involve religiosity. It is not only for people who believe in religion, but is for everyone, regardless of race, religion or political affilation. It is for anyone who consders himself or herself, a member of the human family who may be able to see a larger perspective! Therefore, with such a true sense of compassion transforming Essence O’Neil into such a great change suddenly, seems “GOd-sent”. Her individual happiness ceases to be a conscious self-seeking effort, and becomes an automatic far superior by-product of the true process of loving and serving others. Our lives are in constant flux, bringing many difficulties, but when face with a calm and clear mind, problems can successfully be resolved or realised. All human beings agree upon the control of the indisplined mind that harbours selfishness and other roots of troubles. All also agree to follow and choose the path leading to a state that is peaceful, disciplined, ethical and wise. Perhaps it is this path that Essena O’Neal now chooses to follow, and is of the realisation that “social media should be positive, empowering and educational – and we should use it for this very purpose! May she be blessed with all successs. Om mani padmi hung.

  23. Martin on Nov 8, 2015 at 12:12 am

    It is true what Sarah said, that Social Media on its own is neither good or bad. We can say this about guns, and fire, and some drugs and just about anything we find around us that can either help or harm. But many of this potentially harmful things are regulated. Social media doesn’t seem to be at the moment, or loosely regulated at best.

    To me, the real issue is not social media per se but how people seem to have have lost the ability to recognise their own value within themselves and have to seek eternally for constant identity and feel-good boosts. It becomes and addiction but in the case of social media, the addiction is rewarded. The way it seems to be going, the more obsessed a person is in building a social media identity which is false, like Essena did, the more he/she will be rewarded for it. After a while, it is more rewarding to to assume the false identity than to live in the real world.

    The problem with social media reflects how we have lost our way. It is not the platform or the technology. For example, Tsem Rinpoche uses the social media to spread good values. Others use the same platform to spread hate and degeneration. Ultimately it is a human problem and an psychological and emotional one.

    In any case, Essena’s message is a very important one and I am glad she saw and arrested her problem quickly enough.

  24. Sarah on Nov 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Social media is not good or bad in itself. It depends on how people use it – for good purposes or for selfish reasons. It’s good that Essena O’Neil has realised the disadvantages of social media and has decided to change her life for the better. I hope she will find the happiness she is seeking.

  25. Edward Ooi on Nov 7, 2015 at 9:50 am

    I believe that social media is a great place to learn and grab a lots of new information but it is not much of nice place to be when you’re famous on social media. I have seen many YouTubers like Nigahiga, the Smosh and etc, I found out that being on social media has taken up most of their time also they have to work extremely hard to create new skits because they must think of things that are original, sometimes the people instead of appreciating them, the people would often criticize them and give them a bunch of nasty comments.

    I’m really glad that O’Neil has taken a step forward and leave social media, it isn’t really a nice place to be. Now wherever I go, I will always see people going on a date but instead of chatting, these people are literally glued to their phones. It’s like they are going our for no reasons, how can you call that enjoyable, fun?

    The most annoying part is that everybody is taking pictures of the food they’re gonna eat and posting them online. The thing is, when something amazing is in front of you, instead of just taking pictures and post them online, you should enjoy the moments with your eyes, live that moment. Because the moments passes by very quickly and at least keep some memories within your heart so you will never regret anything you have done when you’re old.

  26. cynthialee on Nov 6, 2015 at 3:51 am

    What was created for entertainment and social networking has gone to the extremes. The whole media related industry such as movies, magazines, advertisements are lies and delusions. Yet, it has a strong influence on people’s minds and creates the want in people for that perfect life, body and fame. As time goes by, people realises celebrities and models have different imperfect lives offscreen. With social media, it’s different. It feels real. People are trusting real life testimonies (although paid) because it’s been staged by real people such as Essena O’Neil who makes people believe they are who they are online.

    Even offline, people chase for wealth, nice things, recognition, acceptance, power and security. So much time is wasted when it can be used for something more useful like volunteering in an animal shelter as per what Essena quoted.

    Ultimately, worldly concerns does not bring happiness. Essena realises this when she have everything yet she is not happy because it’s never enough. The solution is to stop chasing for things that doesn’t matter at the time of death.

  27. Nicholas on Nov 6, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Social media is actually a great and powerful tools that can bring benefits if you use it correctly. It’s a tool that provide information to the mass. But if we get too obsessed with it, it will make us out of control and loose ourself and our life. What Essena said is true that our happiness doesn’t define by numbers but by being real with our life. There are a lot of beneficial work we can do as just as what Essena mentioned which some example of social work.

    I admire her courage. Everyone make mistake but what important is we able to realise it and make a turning point. She is brave enough and willing to share with many people. Her action with the video this time is real. True hapiness I beileve is being real for others to be happy.

  28. Carmen Koo on Nov 5, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Good on Essena to be able to not only realise what she had, but to also honestly, openly and bravely share it with…the world. Perhaps people will see it as a marketing tactic, and perhaps she will get more slack for it, but for the many who are caught in that world with insecurities, then this would be a good wake up call, for them to find the reason they do what they do, and perhaps heal and save themselves.

    Social media is good, to spread messages of awareness, words of wisdoms, positive acts of kindness… but I guess when we get too obsessed, we lose touch with ourselves, the people around us, and because you keep using it to promote the “I”, you become much more self indulgent, more weary about looking good, and spending lots of precious time that we don’t have to live what others want and expect of you.

    This sharing of thoughts and feelings int he video is raw, but it could not get much more truthful than that. We should totally use our lives, for the betterment of others.

  29. Pastor Henry Ooi on Nov 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I think social media is a good way to disseminate knowledge and share valuable information. However, it has been used widely to promote oneself for whatever reason, and for companies to advertise their services and products. It is up to the individual what he/she wants to post following the guidelines that would not offend the general public. And it is also up the individual to realise not to get caught up with the ‘highs’ as stated here by Essena O’Neil. Yes, social media can be addictive if it is used to attract attention. Parents should be vigilant of their children’s social media activities especially looking out for Internet predators prowling for young victims.

  30. Shelly tai on Nov 5, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video with us, I m glad that this young girl realize that life is not about fame and praise, she is the perfect role modal for the young people to learn because our world now is too materialistic so people have loss out the value of love and kindness.

  31. Jill Yam on Nov 5, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.
    We as parents should set good example and inspired our children with good deeds and thoughts as well.
    Engaging in dharma work is healthy and very beneficial for all.
    Glad to know that Essena O’Neil had finally realised whatever she is doing is not healthy.

  32. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    We must show a good example to our young people so they don’t get caught up with superficiality, materialism and thinking the more we have the happier we will be. Tsem Rinpoche

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  33. Doreen Teoh on Nov 5, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    In this age of technology, social media, internet and etc, there are lots of projection and delusion that is been disseminate to the world…and this has cause lots of people to think, and thought that it is real, and everything is so wonderful, flawless, beautiful people is happy, beauty is the most compelling item, and etc. It is so deluded marketing and message to the world.

    She has repeatedly saying that at the age of 12 years old, (and owning to her oneself at this age) she wanted to feel that she is being valued, recognise and etc….and after being famous and have so much “hits”of likes and acknowledgement from the social media, she stills feel empty at this age of 19 years old. She also said that it is always a fake projection of herself to the world, that she is happy, and makes every moved or action that she would, so that people would like her and it is never enough, and yet when this success, she feels empty in herself.

    I pray that she will be better, and be happier after her realisation. Om Mani Pedme Hum.

  34. Colin Tan on Nov 5, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    It is true with regards to most of the pictures we are seeing in instagram and magazine are all edited. Edited to the point of our so call perfection the society lead us to believe.
    Lets us all not be obsess with how people think and feel about us when using social media. Just enjoy ur natural self and u be a happier person.

    Thank U Rinpoche for sharing.

  35. Wah Ying on Nov 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Even it’s not illusion on social media we built up ourselves. We actually to certain extent live in illusion we build up in our life, even we did not post anything “not so real” on social media. I believe with Internet and Facebook and etc, it’s easy for almost everyone to become a hero or model or celebrity. It’s like snowball, lies cover with lies. And it’s no ending. It’s “happy ending” with O’Neil decided to be true to herself and be happy than be famous and looks perfect.

  36. Minghy on Nov 4, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this eyeopening video. What strikes me is that there is so much wisdom on such young shoulders. I applaud her realisation that there is more to life than what many post on social media, and happiness is not through fame and wealth, just as Rinpoche teaches. With her determination to live life in n the present, live a better quality of life and her movement to help others through her own experience and to live a more meaningful life is very commendable, I wish Essens the best in her endeavors.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 22. 2017 12:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us.Rinpoche always advice us to go on pilgrimage to Holy places with concentrated powerful energy to collect merits. plant dharma seeds and be blessed The best pilgrimage place is where our Guru is and we can transform our mind following his advices and instructions sincerely. That is Kechara Forest Retreat which is near us in Malaysia.
    Beautiful memes in different languages to share with us.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .From these memes and the photo taken more than 30 years ago tell us a thousand word how much love and Guru devotion Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to Rinpoche. Rinpoche’s faith, respect and trust in Kyabje Zong Rinpoche wll never change.
    Non matter what happen we should not abandon our Guru. Go all the way to learn ,practice Dharma from our Guru Rinpoche is an inspiration for us .
    Thanks again with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/short-sharing-about-kyabje-zong-rinpoche.html
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 10:16 PM
    Dorje Shugden practice is discouraged since the 5th Dalai Lama until recent decades HH the 14TH Dalai Lama. Nevertheless, this practice is common, support and continues to spread far and wide in many countries including Tibet, India, China as well as the Western. Herewith the 2 interesting articles that support Mr Glenn H. Mullin’s view on the attempt to discourage Dorje Shugden practice is not very successful instead it become famous and well known by everyone.

    1. 10 Holy Dorje Shugden Statues around the World:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10-holy-dorje-shugden-statues-in-the-world.html
    Build Buddha statue with the bigger size bring much beneficial to all sentient beings.
    The largest Dorje Shugden statue, 24 feet tall, commissioned by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and currently housed in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang. In mid 2015, the statue was consecrated by Dorje Shugden in trace through the famed Panglung Oracle.

    2. They were not wrong
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-were-not-wrong.html
    Many great teachers, masters, yogis, geshes, mahasiddhas, lineage holders of various schools of Buddhism (especially Sakya lineage) that practiced or was affiliated closely to Dorje Shugden. Some of the senior monks who have been practicing Dorje Shugden for over 70 years and have no intention of giving up their practice of this protector. Besides, many great masters eg HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche and many others would also have thousands of students (both lay and ordained) in Tibet and all over the world rely on Dorje Shugden.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting writings by Mr Glenn H. Mullin.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 11:24 AM
    It is mind-boggling to read the extraction starting from page 208 of the book by Mr. Glenn Mullin. There are a few points from here that arouse my curiosity to read the book in full.

    One of it is why the Nyingmapa shamans failed to exorcise and pacify the spirit of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, but the Gelugpa shaman monks succeeded in pacifying and transforming him (his spirit) into Dorje Shugden.

    Another noteworthy point would be that Dorje Shugden practice caught on and became widely practiced by many monasteries, DESPITE the discouragement by the 5th Dalai Lama. This is very telling of the position of Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader.

    Based on Mr. Glen Mullin’s research, the popularity of Dorje Shugden’s practice grew over time, in particular during late 1800 when four Dalai Lamas died young. I find it highly unusual to link this uncommonly short lifespan of Dalai Lamas to the growing popularity of Dorje Shugden’s practice. Bearing in mind that even aristocratic families developed the strong faith in DS practice during this period.

    As we gain glimpses into the feud between Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen / Dorje Shugden and the Dalai Lamas, it becomes apparent that the validity, effectiveness, and propitiation of a Protector’s practice does not depend on Dalai Lama’s endorsement.

    Dorje Shugden’s practice is prevalent among both monasteries as well as laities, particularly the aristocratic families. From here, we can deduce that Dorje Shugden’s practice, is efficient and works in both spiritual and secular terms. Otherwise, why would monasteries and aristocratic families propitiate the practice?

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this insightful sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:56 AM
    First time coming across this Ganapati deity, we are fortunate and able to practice in our daily lives. All because of Rinpoche we got the apportunity to practice it.
    Well said beautiful daily prayer to Ganapati, which I intend to print it out.
    In life as we goes along the path, there are many obstacles and challenges we got to go through but when we are in Dharma we will somehow manage with it. It’s a wonderful to learn these beneficial and powerful Ganapati practice with our Guru blessing .
    Thank you Rinpoche for compiling these beautiful and powerful prayers for us especially for those who need help to overcome obstacles with authorities and so forth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-practice-to-overcome-obstacles-for-work-with-officialdom.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:55 AM
    I do have regrets over the times but ever since I let go all ,I felt much lighter, happier,
    been able to concentrate on things which will benefit others. Learned from mistakes, experience and regrets , to move on to the next chapter in life. .I keep reminding myself not to repeat and never regrets for what the actions or things done ,trying to improve and learn something new along the path. I always like to read beautiful and meaningful quotes to remind myself. Since joining Kechara,I have learned more knowledge ,understands better in life and to thank our Guru for what I have learned and still learning (Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose)…quoted
    Thank you Dauk May for sharing these beautiful teachings with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/regrets.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:53 AM
    Its heart breaking after looking through those pictures of pets ,poorly managed by their owners or maybe they thought it will be safe or left them to die in the terrible powerful hurricanes. The pet dogs were left helpless and the owner just saves themselves not realising or forgotten about their pets. Dogs been chained ,kept in their cage or left alone helpless unattended.
    I am glad many people voiced up these issues as pets are human too, pets deserved much better treatment, care ,love and hugs. The owner should have think of a better way instead leaving their pet dogs to suffer. At least free them gave them a chance or put in a higher ground. Leaving them behind in bad times is bad enough then in the first place should not taken the pets in.
    It’s a wonderful news that the authorities concerned are doing more to help those suffering dogs and taking stern actions against those irresponsible owner.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these post and had it shared with my friends

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dont-leave-them-behind.html
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 01:50 AM
    Rejoice!
    This is wonderful to see the team, who has followed Rinpoche’s advice very well to work out and organized the weekly Bigfoot Flea Market in Bentong, Pahang. Now, it has blossomed into a Bigfoot store at its own shop lot building. Furthermore, its Facebook has been created and updated the latest posts at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bigfoot%E3%81%AEstorage-%E9%87%8E%E4%BA%BA%E3%81%AE%E5%82%A8%E5%AD%98%E5%B1%8B/129014147685241?ref=br_rs

    This is one of the creative ideas and skillful means from Rinpoche in spreading the dharma to many others. Now, another interesting and it was my first time to see these Bigfoot cookies. These cookies are rewarded to the customers in return for their loyalty.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigfoot-cookies-and-kechara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:20 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a powerful Protector ,hence no matters what type of art piece of Dorje Shugden is he will always remind as our Protector. With these beautiful fauvistic bold distortion of form and the use of strong, pure color made look more divine and powerful. .When we has faith and trust on Dorje shugden miracles do happen,will protects us at all times day and night from danger and harm, grants our wishes , helps us develop our skills, wisdom and great compassion. Also removes all our obstacles to succeed in life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful form of Dorje Sguden with us. I do love this form. May more and more people get to know of Dorje Shugden practice and the benefits of it. The short prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Rinpoche is meaningful , powerful and easy to understand.
    Thanks again with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/fauvistic-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:19 PM
    Having Bigfoot cookies for all people at the flea market is a wonderful idea and a way to attract more people to the flea market . From there they get to know more about Kechara Forest Retreat as well..I have been to flea market before i could see alot of interesting items on sales.
    Big foot indeed has attracted more people closer to Dharma too .Most of the Bentong folks know about Bigfoot and Kechara related.
    The Bigfoot cookies looks cute and i am sure it tastes yummy . The Tsem Ladrang staff did a wonderful job baking such a delicious cookies. I do hope can get to taste it in my next trip to Bentong.
    Thank You Rinpoche for having the idea of setting the Bigfoot Flea Market and now have cookies too. Rinpoche will always use ways to bring Dharma close to everyone

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigfoot-cookies-and-kechara-%E9%87%8E%E4%BA%BA%EF%BC%8C%E5%B0%8F%E7%94%9C%E9%A5%BC%E5%92%8C%E5%85%8B%E5%88%87%E6%8B%89.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:19 PM
    Japan is a beautiful country and Hokkaido is one of a place worth to visit in place. A
    place full with wonder and surpress for anyone visiting there…….beautiful and gorgeous mountains, beautiful landscapes which is the home of many flora and fauna during spring time and delicious foods to offer to tourist. Natural hot springs can be found there whereby tourist can enjoy themselves.
    Yearly millions of people local as well abroad visited Hokkaido because of its beauty. A place worth the money spent.
    Thank you for sharing

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-hokkaido.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 02:50 PM
    This post reminds me of The Lizard in Spiderman and The Were-Monster in The X-Files, not forgetting the local superhero comedy, Cicak Man. It brings to mind that these creatures exist as a result of mutation under the influence of an external factor, like chemical, radiation, aliens, etc. Or it can be another mythical shapeshifters.

    As many of the recent sightings of shapeshifters, like the Werewolves, Beats of Bray Road, and even the ancient Goatman happened in the modern and technologically advanced the United States, I can’t help but wonder what is the connection here.

    However, the mythological relationship between men and reptile had a long and vast history across different cultures. For example, the Kraken in Greek mythology and the Nagas in Buddhism, which can interchange into forms of frogs or lizards. Therefore, while we sit back and enjoy the creepy tales of these creatures, we must be respectful towards our environment, because we will never know with whom we are sharing the space with!

    Thank you, Cindy, for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/creepy-tales-of-the-lizard-man.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 09:51 AM
    We have the good fortune to encounter a Guru who can teach us, instruct us, and change the course of our future. We should not squander the opportunity.

    *We should devote ourselves correctly for the guru is White Tara for long life; the guru is Manjushri to achieve wisdom; the guru is the yidam, from which through prayers one achieves attainments; the guru is also the protector from whom you receive protection. The guru is also Dzambala, from whom with devotion, seeing him as the Buddha and correctly devoting oneself, then one gets all wealth, all prosperity, for one’s own conditions needed to help other sentient beings.*

    The guru helps you to control your mind, the delusions, and to achieve enlightenment. The guru is everything. From guru devotion, you achieve everything; therefore we should carry out his instructions, and go all the way. Nothing is achieved if we don’t put in the time, sweat, effort and sometimes tears into it.~Bradley Kassian

    Source: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143901
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 07:16 AM
    Lama Jampa Ngodup Wangchuk Rinpoche on Guru Devotion | 向巴恩珠上师(旺秋喇嘛)讲解依师法 བླ་མ་བྱམས་པ་དངོས་གྲུབ་དབང་ཕྱུག་རིན་བོ་ཆེ་ནས་བཤེས་གཉེན་བསྟེན་ཚུལ་གྱི་སྐོར། —see here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143901
  • Sonam
    Tuesday, Sep 19. 2017 09:11 PM
    Rinpoche la,
    Both me and my wife saw the dream about lighting butter lamp in three golden lamp on same night.. when my wife is 2 months plus old pregnant.. what is the dream interpretation la?
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Sep 19. 2017 12:42 PM
    As long as we are in samsara, we have to experience all different types of sufferings.
    With the blessings and compassion of Rinpoche, we have the opportunities to learn the dharma in depth and apply the dharma to overcome our difficulties and eventually to bring benefits to others. For instance, Ganapati Ragavajra is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara. With Rinpoche’s clear explanation on this unique and rare Buddha statue, it cleared our doubts or wrong interpretation about the statue.

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us that the success of a practice is subject to the practitioner’s faith, intent and request. Determination, consistency and persistence may eventually lead us to peace and achieve our spiritual growth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-practice-to-overcome-obstacles-for-work-with-officialdom.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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Plse click on this and read and share. Important thoughts regarding our teacher. Tsem Rinpoche
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Plse click on this and read and share. Important thoughts regarding our teacher. Tsem Rinpoche
The stupa dedicated to the great Changkya Rolpai Dorje in 5 peaks of Manjushri - China. Changkya Rolpai Dorje was one of the previous life of His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche. In that life, he was the imperial tutor to the Emperor of China.  Photo from Karen Chong
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The stupa dedicated to the great Changkya Rolpai Dorje in 5 peaks of Manjushri - China. Changkya Rolpai Dorje was one of the previous life of His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche. In that life, he was the imperial tutor to the Emperor of China. Photo from Karen Chong
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Please click on this picture and see what the adorable boy is doing.
Learn a new word and see what Fauvism means here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143633
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Learn a new word and see what Fauvism means here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143633
Please click on this picture to enlarge and read. It is important and share with others. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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Please click on this picture to enlarge and read. It is important and share with others. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
The handprint of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Jetsun Dechen Nyingpo
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The handprint of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Jetsun Dechen Nyingpo
Dear friends, For the first time in art history you will see a Tibetan divinity in Byzantine art form. Just published! Please be amazed and see the whole artwork here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143348
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Dear friends, For the first time in art history you will see a Tibetan divinity in Byzantine art form. Just published! Please be amazed and see the whole artwork here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143348
我这里有一副最庄严印度风格法力强大护法的画作。点击这里观赏与下载: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142950
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我这里有一副最庄严印度风格法力强大护法的画作。点击这里观赏与下载: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142950
A separate Tibetan state? 

Should this group of Tibetans have their own autonomous state?
In a world full of trials and tribulations, this group of Tibetans continues to defy all odds against a difficult leadership. Should they have their own state, their own country to live free and in harmony? Read and decide-Part 1: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142741 and Part 2: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142868
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A separate Tibetan state? Should this group of Tibetans have their own autonomous state? In a world full of trials and tribulations, this group of Tibetans continues to defy all odds against a difficult leadership. Should they have their own state, their own country to live free and in harmony? Read and decide-Part 1: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142741 and Part 2: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142868
When I first arrived in Gaden Monastery in January 1988, I lived in this small room: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=100092
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When I first arrived in Gaden Monastery in January 1988, I lived in this small room: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=100092
This is Mahakala of the Tent (Gonpo Kur) and this particular sacred and very alive image is in Sakya temple in Tibet. It is so beautiful, ferocious and at the same time frightening. He frightens our self absorbed ego into submission to dharma.-Tsem Rinpoche
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This is Mahakala of the Tent (Gonpo Kur) and this particular sacred and very alive image is in Sakya temple in Tibet. It is so beautiful, ferocious and at the same time frightening. He frightens our self absorbed ego into submission to dharma.-Tsem Rinpoche
Please find out more who is Shamgo Dorje Putri and her two sisters. They wear a particularly distinctive single large flower in their hair and very powerful. This promises to be a very interesting read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94304
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Please find out more who is Shamgo Dorje Putri and her two sisters. They wear a particularly distinctive single large flower in their hair and very powerful. This promises to be a very interesting read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94304
He was known by one of his names which was Guru Deva Rinpoche and I had the blessings to meet him quite a few times. He was guru of both my mother and father. Guru Deva Rinpoche was a high Mongolian lama and lived over 100 years old. He was one of the kindest persons I have ever met and he was very well known to be an emanation of Gyenze. He joked alot and was extremely devoted to his teacher. We had many private conversations with him and he made an indelible mark in my mind and in my heart. I think of him often. Tsem Rinpoche
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He was known by one of his names which was Guru Deva Rinpoche and I had the blessings to meet him quite a few times. He was guru of both my mother and father. Guru Deva Rinpoche was a high Mongolian lama and lived over 100 years old. He was one of the kindest persons I have ever met and he was very well known to be an emanation of Gyenze. He joked alot and was extremely devoted to his teacher. We had many private conversations with him and he made an indelible mark in my mind and in my heart. I think of him often. Tsem Rinpoche
I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively with the transitory in things and lose themselves in the study of what is perishable, since we are here for this very end- that we may make the perishable imperishable, which we can do only after we have learned how to approach both.~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(This quote is very powerful from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He seems to be a powerful thinker and can think beyond daily and ordinary thoughts. Like I shared, only the study of dharma is going to lead to the imperishable. Any other studies of this world only are temporarily beneficial which is perishable. Of course he is not referring to dharma, but he realized ordinary pursuits leads to perishability. If he knew dharma, he would see the vastness of Buddha\'s omniscience.  Tsem Rinpoche)
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I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively with the transitory in things and lose themselves in the study of what is perishable, since we are here for this very end- that we may make the perishable imperishable, which we can do only after we have learned how to approach both.~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (This quote is very powerful from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He seems to be a powerful thinker and can think beyond daily and ordinary thoughts. Like I shared, only the study of dharma is going to lead to the imperishable. Any other studies of this world only are temporarily beneficial which is perishable. Of course he is not referring to dharma, but he realized ordinary pursuits leads to perishability. If he knew dharma, he would see the vastness of Buddha's omniscience. Tsem Rinpoche)
One of the nicest Taras I\'ve seen. I like her shade of green and the lotus on the left which is lower as her hand is lower so it\'s very balanced looking. Her face looks young, motherly, kind and yet regal.
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One of the nicest Taras I've seen. I like her shade of green and the lotus on the left which is lower as her hand is lower so it's very balanced looking. Her face looks young, motherly, kind and yet regal.
(1st photo) Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right. After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered so there was nothing Tibetan leadership can do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende can meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan exiled government said that Dorje Shugden people and non Dorje Shugden people are like the mustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
(1st photo) Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right. After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered so there was nothing Tibetan leadership can do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende can meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan exiled government said that Dorje Shugden people and non Dorje Shugden people are like the mustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. Tsem Rinpoche
You can see in this 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything and unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende\'s collection. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
You can see in this 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything and unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende's collection. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, His Eminence Lati Rinpoche (next to Zong Rinpoche) and below Lati Rinpoche is Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (sitting below Lati Rinpoche). This is a puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery. A rare and blessed photo and nice to save. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, His Eminence Lati Rinpoche (next to Zong Rinpoche) and below Lati Rinpoche is Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (sitting below Lati Rinpoche). This is a puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery. A rare and blessed photo and nice to save. Tsem Rinpoche
ou can save this rare thangka of 1,000 armed Heruka. I\'ve never seen this thangka or any of this form before and it\'s the first time. You can print out or keep or use. I found this online and it\'s beautiful. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned this Heruka 30 years ago to us and since then I have never seen this in painting or statue at all till now. He has many legs and many faces too. Very special and unique. Seeing Heruka or thinking of Heruka plants the seeds of enlightenment in our mindstream. Tsem Rinpoche
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ou can save this rare thangka of 1,000 armed Heruka. I've never seen this thangka or any of this form before and it's the first time. You can print out or keep or use. I found this online and it's beautiful. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned this Heruka 30 years ago to us and since then I have never seen this in painting or statue at all till now. He has many legs and many faces too. Very special and unique. Seeing Heruka or thinking of Heruka plants the seeds of enlightenment in our mindstream. Tsem Rinpoche
This is Venerable Lhakpa Tsering from Tibet. He has passed away a few years back of natural causes and as he was older. He was one of the high ranking and official oracle of Dorje Shugden, Namka Barzin, Kache Marpo and several other high protectors. He was famous in Tibet for his correct trance of Dorje Shugden and extremely powerful clairvoyance advice of Dorje Shguden. He has been taking trance since Tibet. In 1959 he left Tibet for India and settled in Kalimpong. He continued to take trance in Kalimpong of Dorje Shugden for government officials, local persons, high lamas, monasteries, nuns, monks and even foreigners. For over 40 years his wonderful oracular ability to take trance and give advice and prophecies has benefited so many people. He was trained and blessed as an oracle by the previous Dromo Geshe Rinpoche of Sera Jey Monastery. I\'ve had a chance to stay at his house, meet him and see him in trance. It was a great blessing and amazing experience. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is Venerable Lhakpa Tsering from Tibet. He has passed away a few years back of natural causes and as he was older. He was one of the high ranking and official oracle of Dorje Shugden, Namka Barzin, Kache Marpo and several other high protectors. He was famous in Tibet for his correct trance of Dorje Shugden and extremely powerful clairvoyance advice of Dorje Shguden. He has been taking trance since Tibet. In 1959 he left Tibet for India and settled in Kalimpong. He continued to take trance in Kalimpong of Dorje Shugden for government officials, local persons, high lamas, monasteries, nuns, monks and even foreigners. For over 40 years his wonderful oracular ability to take trance and give advice and prophecies has benefited so many people. He was trained and blessed as an oracle by the previous Dromo Geshe Rinpoche of Sera Jey Monastery. I've had a chance to stay at his house, meet him and see him in trance. It was a great blessing and amazing experience. Tsem Rinpoche
Why seek anything else when you have the illustrious practice of Vajra Yogini from the lineage of the Crazy Wisdom Mahasiddha Naropa? Nothing in samsara created by ordinary men can surpass the practice of Vajra Yogini elucidated to us by the Buddha. Nothing in samsara’s knowledge no matter how incredible can surpass the knowledge embodied in the dharma by the Buddha. Samsara knowledge is limited. When we study Buddha’s knowledge (Dharma) it guarantees our future with no limitations. Spend more time studying dharma than samsaric knowledge. Why even compare? Surrender samsara as death and loss are it’s only results and engage in Dharma practice all the way. Vajra Yogini is dharma and dharma is Vajra Yogini. Give everything for Vajra Yogini’s practice. Start now as a preliminary practice even without initiation (blog article: Starting on Vajra Yogini Now- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4395). Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Why seek anything else when you have the illustrious practice of Vajra Yogini from the lineage of the Crazy Wisdom Mahasiddha Naropa? Nothing in samsara created by ordinary men can surpass the practice of Vajra Yogini elucidated to us by the Buddha. Nothing in samsara’s knowledge no matter how incredible can surpass the knowledge embodied in the dharma by the Buddha. Samsara knowledge is limited. When we study Buddha’s knowledge (Dharma) it guarantees our future with no limitations. Spend more time studying dharma than samsaric knowledge. Why even compare? Surrender samsara as death and loss are it’s only results and engage in Dharma practice all the way. Vajra Yogini is dharma and dharma is Vajra Yogini. Give everything for Vajra Yogini’s practice. Start now as a preliminary practice even without initiation (blog article: Starting on Vajra Yogini Now- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4395). Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sada Andreyev. She visited him in Los Angeles. Taken in Tsem Rinpoche\'s room in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre.
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The young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sada Andreyev. She visited him in Los Angeles. Taken in Tsem Rinpoche's room in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre.
Young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sonia Waskin. She visited him in Los Angeles, California.
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Young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sonia Waskin. She visited him in Los Angeles, California.
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Taken outside of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Centre where Tsem Rinpoche was living. Los Angeles, California, USA
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Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Taken outside of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Centre where Tsem Rinpoche was living. Los Angeles, California, USA
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Los Angeles, California, USA
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Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Los Angeles, California, USA
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his parents Boris and Dana Bugayeff. And on the extreme right is Tsem Rinpoche\'s cousin Toktun Gugajew. This was in Howell, New Jersey, USA
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The young Tsem Rinpoche with his parents Boris and Dana Bugayeff. And on the extreme right is Tsem Rinpoche's cousin Toktun Gugajew. This was in Howell, New Jersey, USA
Tsem Rinpoche attending the wedding of Carmen Kichikov\'s brother. Tsem Rinpoche is 2nd from the right and in his adolescence. Howell, New Jersey, USA
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Tsem Rinpoche attending the wedding of Carmen Kichikov's brother. Tsem Rinpoche is 2nd from the right and in his adolescence. Howell, New Jersey, USA
When my adorable Dharma boy came home to me. I love you Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
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When my adorable Dharma boy came home to me. I love you Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche in Taiwan as a baby where he was born
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Tsem Rinpoche in Taiwan as a baby where he was born
Tsem Rinpoche as a baby holding an umbrella
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Tsem Rinpoche as a baby holding an umbrella
Think about this...
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Think about this...
Our frustrations have meaning when it\'s for others and a greater cause.
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Our frustrations have meaning when it's for others and a greater cause.
It is much better to be doing good things for others than just for ourselves.
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It is much better to be doing good things for others than just for ourselves.
Contemplate this please...
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Contemplate this please...
Is there life beyond the grave? If the soul exists, does it survive death? If so, when did the belief first arise that the soul may reincarnate, to be born anew in another physical body? Before we unlock the future we must find the keys to the past. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Join me and open the door to ancient mysteries beginning now, here on A&E. Continue reading here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37831
2 months ago
Is there life beyond the grave? If the soul exists, does it survive death? If so, when did the belief first arise that the soul may reincarnate, to be born anew in another physical body? Before we unlock the future we must find the keys to the past. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Join me and open the door to ancient mysteries beginning now, here on A&E. Continue reading here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37831
It was a great honour for myself and Kechara to have His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting us. He is a courageous and extremely brave abbot emeritus of the monastery during it\'s most difficult time.~Tsem Rinpoche - Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132602
2 months ago
It was a great honour for myself and Kechara to have His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting us. He is a courageous and extremely brave abbot emeritus of the monastery during it's most difficult time.~Tsem Rinpoche - Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132602
This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche. 

Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes. 

This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes. This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche
A beautiful photograph of a path walking down from Manjushri Hill in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
2 months ago
A beautiful photograph of a path walking down from Manjushri Hill in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
This picture is of KB lovingly holding Mumu while he tries to stand up. I was in the room with them and someone else took this picture. It is a very sad and poignant picture because just a short while after this picture was taken, Mumu passed away with all of us present. This was the last picture of my little Mumu alive. We immediately did puja for Mumu and he is sorely missed by many as he touched our lives deeply. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This picture is of KB lovingly holding Mumu while he tries to stand up. I was in the room with them and someone else took this picture. It is a very sad and poignant picture because just a short while after this picture was taken, Mumu passed away with all of us present. This was the last picture of my little Mumu alive. We immediately did puja for Mumu and he is sorely missed by many as he touched our lives deeply. Tsem Rinpoche
For years I have been doing this everywhere I go, no matter where or what country I am in. Always be kind to animals.
2 months ago
For years I have been doing this everywhere I go, no matter where or what country I am in. Always be kind to animals.
Practising makes you better at something. If you keep practising in laziness, that is what you will become good in. If you keep practising generosity, that is what you will develop. Keep practising in what you want to become good at.
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Real spirituality is kindness.
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Real spirituality is kindness.
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KSDS students spent almost a day to set up the decoration & various arrangement for the Mid Autumn charity dinner. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS students spent almost a day to set up the decoration & various arrangement for the Mid Autumn charity dinner. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien is leading the design for the Happy Mid Autumn Festival Charity Dinner held on 22/9/17 at Kechara Oasis, Viva Home. Stella Cheang
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School student helped out to prepare for Happy Mid Autumn Festival Charity which will be held in Kechara Oasis, Viva Home on 22/9/17. Stella Cheang
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students helped out to prepare for Happy Mid Autumn Festival Charity Dinner. Stella Cheang
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School students helped out to prepare for Happy Mid Autumn Festival Charity Dinner. Stella Cheang
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School students practising for Happy Mid Autumn Festival Charity Dinner, that will be held in Kechara Oasis on 22/9/17. Stella Cheang
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