Panchen House

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Apr 27, 2011

Many years ago I conceived the idea of Dharma Houses, where Dharma students can live together, share and support one another in their practice and Dharma work. It all began when a few students wanted to find a place to stay. So they shared a house together and I started naming these houses so that they would receive blessings from the Buddhas’ names. Now, there’s Tara House, Jamyang House, Vajrayogini House, Heruka House, Drakpa House, Naropa House, Setrap House, and the latest is Panchen House, making it the 8th Dharma House.

A few days ago, I heard that Bryan, Ethan, and Jean Mei are moving in to Panchen house. So I decided to pay a visit to their new home and while I was there, I did a little prayer to bless their home.

I had a wonderful time visiting Panchen House. I was amazed how three young people can be so creative in setting up a place with minimum funds yet make it look so funky, spiritual and extremely comfortable. I wouldn’t mind living there. Their altar was done up with so much love and care… you can see their devotion in this. Their altar is just so beautiful…so simple yet so powerful…I did a serkym while I was there.

I wish for more and more dharma houses to spring up where people on the same path share a space and encourage each other and support each other….I SEND MY LOVE AND PRAYERS TO PANCHEN HOUSE for success, harmony, growth and continuation..I am very proud of these pioneer young people who go all the way with their spiritual work setting a positive trend for many others…what a wonderful example.

I’ve asked Joy to go to Panchen House to take pictures and interview Bryan, Ethan and Jean Mei, and here is the interview below…The interview are candid and genuine. I like smart young people who are spiritual. It is inspiring in many ways when young people can think beyond materialism and be more aware of what really brings happines…

I love this post and I know you will too…do read on…Much care,

Tsem Rinpoche

 


Heart of their home, Panchen House’s main altar.

Bryan doing Serkym (black tea offering) to Setrap.


A very creative space… very nice…

Cozy living room in Panchen House… these guys are very creative!


Jean Mei’s comfy room…


Cute…


Bryan, Ethan and Jean Mei just hanging out in their new dharma house…


Ethan, Jean Mei and Bryan, three young, fun, creative people doing dharma full-time…

 

Ethan Chu

Q: What made you decide to join Kechara full-time?

It was H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings that helped me and reading the PEACE book. It made a lot of sense to me, and answered a lot of the ‘whys’ I had in life which no one could answer. If I don’t start now (do Dharma) then when can I start? When I am old and I can’t do much? I can’t even control the 30 years of my life that has already passed, what makes me think I can control the next 30 years? At the beginning I thought I had made a huge sacrifice when I joined the Dharma but I changed the way I think and my way of life has become more fulfilling.

If it makes me happy, why not? If it helps my friends, why not? If I manage to put a smile on a person’s face, why not? If they call me a Buddhist, why not? If they say it is “Dharma”, why not?

Dharma helps and motivates me to change. When I see other people who have been in the Dharma longer AND are the same age as me, they told me that they have changed for the better, so I ask myself: why not me too?

 

Q: So what made you decide to live in a Dharma house with Dharma friends and do you think it is beneficial?

Yes it is beneficial. It is a place for us to work, take care of each other, and support each other since we’re all in Dharma together. We can also learn from each other. Spiritual support is important and that is different from family support, because we are all working for the same goal – serving others!

 

Bio: Ethan Chu

For 10 years, Johor native Ethan Chu styled his way to the top of the fashion world. When he was not styling, he was making a name for himself in the public relations industry, working with major lifestyle brands.

Known for his quirky sense of style and gentle demeanour, Ethan’s background in public relations makes him the perfect addition to Kechara Care’s growing team of people. At Kechara Care, Ethan helps to manage the Kechara Care Gallery where he introduces newcomers to the background and history of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, as well as the Kechara organisation. He also manages the Kechara Care Lounge, a place for newcomers to relax and a memorable venue for the organisation’s many celebrations, birthday parties, sharing sessions and Dharma talks.

[E] ethan.chu@kechara.com
[M] +6012 2544 030

 

 

Josh Bryan Ho

Q: What made you decide to join Kechara full-time?

I joined Kechara Care in 2010 after going to the GSDP – Grand Setrap and Dzambala Puja 2010 event in KL. I saw it in the newspaper and I really wanted to go – so, I got Ethan to go together with me! From there I started to connect with some senior Kecharians and was nurtured by Liaison Chuah Su Ming. At that time, Kechara Care only had Su Ming, James, May Ong and Nicholas, and so I volunteered to help them. I started to volunteer a lot and I saw Su Ming’s real care towards others. She had no agenda with these people, and from there I saw that she had gotten that quality from Rinpoche. He really cares, real care, for others.

Dharma work is actually being in service to others and Rinpoche mentioned many times “whoever worked in Dharma will always be well taken care” and I witnessed this personally myself . E.g. When someone is sick, Rinpoche will let Su Ming know and make necessary arrangements to ensure that person is taken to the doctors and that nutritious soup and meals are delivered to them. They will also check, to make sure that the sick person is well taken cared of. Another example is when Rinpoche gave an angel figurine to a Christian lady whose husband had just recently passed away.

This showed to me that Rinpoche’s care and compassion extends to everyone without agenda. That act of giving was not to convert the Christian lady or anything. It was perhaps to cheer her up, or give her some hope. No matter what religion you are, it doesn’t matter – these are the type of small gestures of genuine care for others that I see from Rinpoche that really inspired me to join Kechara.

 

Q: So what made you decide to live in a Dharma house with Dharma friends and do you think it is beneficial? Are you happy to be in a Dharma House?

Yes, I am happy because the 3 of us are in Dharma and we’re living in the same house, sharing the same goal. This makes us closer and it gives spiritual support like what Ethan mentioned. This is very positive as it helps one another on the Dharma path and it’s fun. Dharma to me is actually applying the teachings Rinpoche teach and it’s good to live in a Dharma house because that way we can also motivate or guide each other especially when someone goes on the wrong path.

I am very happy Rinpoche gave us such a cool Dharma house name – Panchen House. I don’t really know why Rinpoche gave that name as it is so high and nothing like us as we are not scholars but I am happy for the simple reasons because it was given by Tsem Rinpoche himself, that to me is most precious. And I feel it is a great blessing and I feel I can do more on my part in serving others fully and better.

 

Bio: Josh Bryan Ho

Prior to joining the Kechara Care team, Bryan Ho was a highly sought-after make-up artist, traveling all over South-East Asia to work with A-List stars. A visit to the Grand Setrap and Dzambala Puja in 2010 changed his life forever – impressed by the decor and dynamic Kechara environment, Bryan joined the Kechara Care team one year later as a full-time member of staff.

In his new role, Bryan applies his creative energy to caring for others. Together with the Kechara Care team, Bryan manages the Kechara Care Gallery where newcomers are introduced to the background and history of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, as well as the Kechara organisation. Bryan also manages the Kechara Care Lounge, a place for newcomers to relax and a memorable venue for the organisation’s many celebrations, birthday parties, sharing sessions and Dharma talks.

[E] josh.bryan@kechara.com
[M] +6016 7355 133

 

Khong Jean Mei

Q: What made you decide to join Kechara full-time?

 

I took refuge with Tsem Rinpoche at the age of 11 or 12 because my parents was already following Rinpoche. Rinpoche gave me a “stupa” saying that it represented the Buddha’s mind and it’s good to learn the Dharma. Before I joined the Dharma full-time, I always related Dharma with attending classes or teachings. I liked it, but it didn’t excite me like how other things like shopping did! Then when I came back from China for a 2 week holiday, I saw what my mum, Dato’ Ruby Khong, did and how she made KSK (Kechara Soup Kitchen) grow and that inspired me.

I was inspired because my mum was just a house wife for 18 years with no higher education and I saw how much she pushed herself and went all the way to being full-time in Kechara, giving her 100% to Dharma. I saw the results in her personal transformation and KSK growing from giving out 20 packets of food to 1,400 packets of food a week! So I started to volunteer in various departments like Tsem Ladrang, Kechara Care, E-Division, Kechara Soup Kitchen and I kept on extending my stay. What was supposed to be a 2 week holiday became 6 months. I kept on volunteering because I liked how what I was doing, actually meant something to someone.

What triggered me to want to join full-time was the night before my birthday, I had received a card and gift from Rinpoche. In the card, it said that Kechara is my “spiritual home” and that my family and I had a strong bond with Rinpoche. It went on to say that I was always welcomed to be part of any department in Kechara.

At that time I kept thinking to myself: if I was to join Kechara, which department would I join? The next thing I knew Beng Kooi asked if I’d like to be Rinpoche’s blog secretary. I said “Yes!”, although I was actually rather hesitant because I really hate any computer-related work. However, I thought if it would help take any load off and Rinpoche can spread Dharma more, why not? I also remember that Rinpoche had once said that: each and every person has his/her own market to attract to do Dharma; I felt that in that way hopefully whatever I did might perhaps inspire others like me, my age group to learn some Dharma.

Q: So what made you decide to live in a Dharma house with Dharma friends and do you think it is beneficial?

The thought came to me when I heard a Dharma talk by Rinpoche about being independent and to stop “taking” from our parents. How living outside, out of our parents’ house, and being independent was a good way to repay our parents’ kindness. So from then on I decided that when given the opportunity, I’d want to move out. It just so happened that 2 of my best Dharma friends, Bryan and Ethan was also looking for a place to move out too. It was a perfect opportunity. It is good to be in a Dharma house because it’s good to be with people with the same energy, mind set and it’s inspiring one another to do more. I hope this will also inspire others to live in Dharma houses.

Bio: Khong Jean Mei

Khong Jean Mei, may only be 22 but already she is joining Kechara full-time! She is fresh Graduate from an Accounting and Finance degree  and studied Chinese at Beijing University.

Jean Mei is part of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s blog team, where she is the fist blog secretary. Rinpoche has plenty of things to blog about, so Jean Mei will be kept very busy researching and preparing for blog uploads. However, this ever-enthusiastic girl is not daunted by the challenge of spreading Rinpoche’s thoughts and teachings through the web but is keen and enthusiastic to help bring Rinpoche’s teachings out there to cyber world.

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37 Responses to Panchen House

  1. Adeline Woon on Apr 28, 2011 at 11:36 am

    You have no idea how much you actually benefited people, unless those who are benefited, like me, says thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart. Bravo!!

  2. Terri on May 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I wanted to buy that same bed from Ikea LOL. Very cute

  3. Doreen Teoh on May 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Hi Ethan, Bryan and Jean Mei,

    To tell you fankly, I envy you, the threesome, young people working for dharma, and knows that what you are doing is beneficial to others. If i had the clock turn back for me for 10 years, i would have done the same. I have not have the merits to do so when younger, but at my age now I will continue to do as much as i can for Kechara. I rejoice for you and your parents, as their children is working for Dharma, and i pray that my boys will do the same when they are older.

    Bryan and Ethan, both of you have always showed yr willingness to help and assist, and very creative and talented duo.

    Both of your passion, devotion and energy as always being felt and thank you.

  4. Ethan Chu on May 10, 2011 at 12:09 am

    My House My House My House!!!

    Okay, I am going to promote my house. Wait, my guru has taught me not to be so selfish to be just about me myself and I, SO i’m gonna promote dharma, hehe…

    To be honest, on the superficial level. Renting a house simply just about renting a house. You get a few friends stayed together, you helped one another do house chores, take care of one another well being. Any difference? Nah, just like anyone else would do…

    On the other hand, when we are in dharma, staying together; we do whatever is mentioned above. But on a deeper level, we hold dharma very closely to our hearts. We will always confide in one another, clear queries, do our practice consistently with each other’s encouragement.. in that way, it is more on the spiritual growth altogether.

    It is such a nice feeling to have people around my age to be able to connect spiritually and teach me whatever I don’t understand. In this way, we bounded very closely from there.

    Just like when i see comments from people like adeline, doreen etc… Again, I think to myself. I must have done something right. I sincerely thankyou all for the encouragement and vice versa. You by commenting here and supporting Rinpoche’s teachings and the cause have also inspired many who read this blog if not else where.

    I thankyou my guru very much to be able to live in such wonderful dharma house and give us the dharma. No house have I stayed before have so much love, care & wisdom.

  5. Don Buchwalter on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Wonderful!

    I particularly like your altar – very innovative and creatively put together.

    You’ve all done very well! I’ll join Rinpoche in sending prayers for your success.

  6. mima on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:48 am

    What a wonderful team: Jean Mei, Ethan and Bryan living together and working to spread Rinpoche’s teaching. Beautiful spaces of love and care! Congratulation and best to you all!

  7. Han on Mar 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I like this post very much, very inspiring.

    Bryan, Ethan and Jean Mei set a very good example to young generation, they are modern and funky yet can be so spiritual. they choose dharma over worldly careers and benefit others. like what Jean Mei highlighted that each and every person has his/her own market to attract to do Dharma; she felt that in that way hopefully whatever she did might perhaps inspire others like their age group to learn some Dharma.

    Jean Mei said she really hate any computer-related work. However, she thought if it would help take any load off and Rinpoche can spread Dharma more, why not? This is pure dharma, I remembered in one of Rinpoche’s teaching, he said dharma is not doing something you like or do not like, as long your motivation is to benefit others and do it well…..

    These 3 youngsters really representing DHARMA IN ACTION

    Again, thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post!

  8. Lisa on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I love the main altar set up so artistic, simple and cool. Not only they have inspired their age group to do dharma but also the older one simply like me. Being staying with your dharma friends, brothers or sisters and being out of parents’ umbrella is not a easy moved to some kids especially those who has always been protected by their parent. I really admire them for their courage and determination to be aligned with only one goal and vision which do anything to spread dharma and benefit for others. Bravo!!!!!

    Love always Lisa

  9. Frederick Law on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:31 am

    i love their groovy altar sooo muchhhhh….. they are so creative at making up the altar from bricks, and decorated it with so much sincerity and care, so mesmerizing just looking at their altar. It really shows how much Spirituality boils in them, and how sincere they are.

    Ethan, Bryan and Jean Mei are a wonderful example of young, energetic, sincere people, they are so comfortable to be around, and are so dedicated to Dharma and Rinpoche.

  10. DR on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Yes Panchen House is lovely. I have visited before, it is basic and simple. But when you look carefully,it is not a house BUT a home as it is infused with so much care and love. Among all the dharma houses, this is the youngest; not just that its the latest one set up but if you add the ages of all three occupants its less than 100 years old! Hahaha!

    Yes, on the onset it may sound funny. But if we think deeper, they are so young and already in dharma fulltime. Where were we when we were their age? Chasing a partner? Chasing a dream? A dream that NEVER came true???

    Like Doreen said, if she had a chance to turn back the clock, she would have done the same. I would too. These three young people also had many options (and still do as they are educated, talented and gorgeous) how they wanted and want to live their lives, but they chose to benefit others. I salute you! It must have been aspirational prayers you made in your previous lives to meet dharma again early in your lives and continue with your spiritual journey.

    I am very proud of you three. On a lighter note, I lost Bryan to the Private Office of His Eminence. Sob sob. Bryan was the best makeup artist i ever had and my photos will never be the same again without your work of art on my face :-(

  11. Sharon Saw on Mar 4, 2012 at 11:02 am

    These three young people are a great inspiration to many… they show that Dharma is not only for retirees, or losers, or people who can’t do anything else. These three show that young, intelligent, fun, creative people want Dharma as a career now.

    There are so many Dharma houses at Kechara now, which were inspired by Tsem Rinpoche. Each has its own character which comes from its residents. Panchen House is quirky and cute and is a brilliant reflection of Bryan, Ethan and Jean Mei. I always loved visiting Panchen House – at one stage, a group of us was meeting there for a special project and it was such a welcoming, relaxing environment (with a spectacularly creative altar!). Thank you Ethan, Bryan, Jean Mei for all that you do for Rinpoche and Kechara and your very kind hospitality during our marketing project! :)

  12. Su An on Mar 4, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I visited Panchen House last year and was really impressed with how it was decorated in minimalist and creative style with quirky little surprise decorations. Am especially in awe of their altar… it is fantastic! Sort of raw grunge look but very clean and… holy? haha don’t know any other word to describe =p

    These band of brothers/sisters work hard and always with a smile on their faces. Kudos to them for being a good example and inspiration to others, especially the jaded youths who have everything and nothing. GAMBATTE!!!

  13. Vincent Cheng on Mar 4, 2012 at 11:11 am

    It’s beautiful, I thought it’s H.H. Panchen Lama’s house when I 1st read the title. Haha.

    This will inspire me with many great ideas to decorate my house and do more Dharma work, haha thank you so much!

  14. Lim KSJC on Mar 4, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Wow, Panchen House so wonderful… Feel to take a visit there to copy more idea for my new house… Hehehe…

  15. Karen C. on Mar 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Yessss Panchen House rocks! I was in awe with their altar which full of their unique personalities. I was from creative line but u know what, they are way more creative! They can always come out with lots of quirky, fun, witty and innovative ideas. I really love working with these 3 dharma brothers and sisters, their devotion and passion in Dharma has inspired me to do more. The threesome is the real inspiration and has led by examples for the young generation.

  16. Helena Chin on Mar 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I love Penchen House, I have visited 3 times and i love to hangout there with these tree creative monsters hehehehe…. I love their altar, very beautiful and stylish hehehe..yes the word “stylish” on a altar set up :)
    You can see the decoration in the house has their individual personality and its very creative and fun!! I just love the place!!!!

  17. lewkwanleng on Mar 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    It is quite a common trend that younger generation now like to stay with our parents. When this happens, we the kids usually do not stand on our own because we have others to take care of our laundry, we don’t need to pay for utility bills, etc.

    Doing Dharma is all about serving others. If we cannot even stand on our own, how can we serve others? That’s why Rinpoche encourages people to live on their own.

    This is not to separate us from the parents. We still go back to visit parents and have dinner with them. From the initial look, people may think we are separated from the parents. Yes, initially it may look like that. However in long run, it brings us even closer. Because we can stand on our own, our parents don’t have to worry about us. Also, we gain respect because we are now handling our stuffs. It gives our parents a sense of security because parents know that we can stand on our own, and they don’t have worry about us.

    But why Dharma house? This is because we have ups and downs. With Dharma brothers and sisters living together, we can support each others.

    I sincerely wish there are more and more Dharma houses arise in very near future.

    p/s: Ethan, Bryan & Jean Mei, your apartment is really nice! Very creative! And of course I like your alar the most! :)

  18. Marten on Mar 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Metta sutta……This is to be done by one skilled in aims who wants to break through to the state of peace: Be capable, upright, & straightforward, easy to instruct, gentle, & not conceited, content & easy to support, with few duties, living lightly, with peaceful faculties, masterful, modest, & no greed for supporters. Do not do the slightest thing that the wise would later censure. Think: Happy, at rest, may all beings be happy at heart. Whatever beings there may be, weak or strong, without exception, long, large, middling, short, subtle, blatant, seen & unseen, near & far, born & seeking birth: May all beings be happy at heart. Let no one deceive another or despise anyone anywhere, or through anger or irritation wish for another to suffer. As a mother would risk her life to protect her child, her only child, even so should one cultivate a limitless heart with regard to all beings. With good will for the entire cosmos, cultivate a limitless heart: Above, below, & all around, unobstructed, without enmity or hate. Whether standing, walking, sitting, or lying down, as long as one is alert, one should be resolved on this mindfulness. This is called a sublime abiding here & now. Not taken with views, but virtuous & consummate in vision, having subdued desire for sensual pleasures, one never again will lie in the womb….

  19. jennifer on Mar 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Dear Jean Mei, Byran and Ethan
    I am so very proud and happy for your love and devotion to Rinpoche and to Dharma ! It touches me deeply that you all have the good karma and oppportunity to learn the Dharma and put into good use what you have gained i
    and learnt. You are so fortunate to have met Rinpoche at an early age and so blessed to be guided and taught by such an Enlightened Being! I use to say ‘ Youth is wasted on the young ‘ , but as i look around at all the young and beautiful people in Kechara , i admit i am wrong and i stand corrected. Love your new home and love your altar table ! Very cosy , comfy and it’s just lovely !ion

  20. Ash Ng on Mar 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Hey guys, lovely decorations you had. It’s nice to have like-minded friends staying together for a greater purpose on life :) Happy for you cheers

  21. Dee Dee Quah on Mar 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Congratulations Bryan, Ethan & Jean Mei on the Gorgeous place which you’ve made your own. May it bring many blessings to all of you and in turn you continue to do so much for Rinpoche & Dharma.

  22. Datuk May on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Panchen House was set up when Ethan, Bryan and Jean Mei decided to give up their normal pursuits and join Kechara full time in April 2011.

    Now only 11 months from then, the 3 of have become the POs of Rinpoche’s private office. What a climb up the ladder of success.

    Congratulations and may all of you, young, intelligent and beautiful people continue to inspire people to live their lives like you do, in contribution to others.

    I am inspired by you.

  23. Paul Yap on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Hey! Panchen House is so beautiful and comfortable, very clean and well organised. Hmmmm…this makes me think…should we have a survey and vote who has the best Dharma house? [ANSWER:-Panchen House!]

  24. patsy on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Kudos to Bryan, Ethan and Jean Mei for being a good example and inspiration to others. Panchen House is the spiritual home of three young adults who stayed together and shared a common goal – learning and spreading the dharma to benefit others.

    You guys are so fortunate to have the good karma and oppportunity to learn the Dharma from Rinpoche at an early age and put into good use what you have learned.

    Panchen House looks so cozy and comfortable. I love the altar

  25. abby on Mar 5, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I went there once and i love their altar the most!
    They really put effort in setting up the wonderful altar :)
    These 3 ‘seniors’ are wonderful Dharma brothers and sister. hehehe.

  26. Sam on Mar 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I love ‘Panchen House’ I think this is not just a house..its a home. A very warm, peaceful and wonderful concept. Most important is the ‘stylish modern’ altar reallyyyyyyy inspire me a lot. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and thank you Ethan, Bryan and Jean Mei for sharing your thoughts. Wish you guys well and happy _/\_

  27. Julia Tan on Mar 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Yes.. Panchen house is really nice, creative, cozy and warm.. It reflected Jean Mei, Ethan and Bryan personality so much. I love that house! I visited them when they were first moved in. 

    In future we will have more and more dharma houses. 3 or 4 people sincerely dedicate their life for dharma, staying together, care and encourage each other.. so wonderful!

    Jean Mei, Ethan and Bryan you guys have done so much and benefited so many people. Thank you! 

  28. vc on Mar 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    A genuine enlightened monk or left home people tasks is normally propagating Buddhadharma to the world while they are help by layman who is supporting their works.A guideline should be drawn so that practitioners of Buddhism or maintaining Buddhist precepts emerge to become a genuine practitioners before engaging in higher practices and initiation.So Layman Buddhist Society Association should be formed to include the public to join in as member even though they are not inside the ‘Buddhist School’ so that many healthy activities will grow to counter the negative influence from society.Layman who is supporting the Buddhadharma is not loser although there is a ‘rippling effect’ cause by some irresponsible people which in turns force them to submit to their thought that layman who is supporting Buddhism is a loser.I have got some people i know in the past claiming this people are loser and it affect the society thinking.I believe Buddhas know what we are doing so they send someone like Rinpoche to defend Buddhism from declining.I wish them success.

  29. So Kin Hoe on Mar 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Congratulations to Ethan, Bryan and Jean Mei!
    It is very inspiring to see all the passion and nice deco in Panchen House.

  30. Andrew Chiam on Mar 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Iam totally rejoice for Ethan,Bryan and Jean Mei. It was a real blessing when dharma brother and sister are staying under one roof. For beginner in Dharma, the cross support, motivation and sharing will bring tremendous benefits to strengthen and expedite on the learning process. Besides that living with different individual and away from home will also help to build tolerance, respect and independence.

    A very nice, comfortable, cosy and artistic describes best the Panchen House. Thanks for the house tour as well. May there always be auspiciousness in the house.

  31. Carmen Koo on Mar 6, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I remember the very first time I was in close proximity with Rinpoche was when I tagged along together with Ethan, Bryan, Shin, Su Ming, Seng Piow and a few other people to Panchen House. It was a lovely experience to be 1.) in such a close group together with Rinpoche and 2.) to see a new Dharma House being set up, and a good friend of mine, Jean Mei, moving in with 2 other amazing people. She really enjoys and loves living with them.

    Panchen House has a really good vibe – its’ simple, fresh, has very positive energy, a super creative altar, lots of Vajrayogini posters and pictures hung up everywhere… it’s a really great place to chill and hangout! there has been a few get-togethers held there. I love it when we all meet up and hang out at Panchen House.

    Props to Ethan, Jean Mei and Bryan, for creating such a pleasant Dharma House to live in as an example to all. All 3 of them are dedicated, committed, young and intelligent individuals who are an inspiration to many, like myself. They work tirelessly for others. I salute them.

  32. WT on Mar 7, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Panchen house brings back memories of my Uni time in Penang when groups of bros and sis in the Dharma staying together. I’m extremely happy to hear that here the working Dharma bro and sis also staying together and supporting one another in spiritual journey too! rejoice!
    Bryan, Ethan and Jean Mei, your home is so cosy, simple yet artistic. Most important, it’s full of Dharma. You have set the example and hope more people will follow u all to have more and more Dharma houses. ;)

  33. Plinio Tsai on Mar 7, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Very nice work about Dharma Houses and wonderful choice to be a full member to work on help people with Dharma. Really nice!

  34. tenzin llhamo on Mar 11, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Nice place and altar! Oh yes, the 3 of them are very kind and helpful people. Am glad we got the chance to see their beautiful place. May they continue to grow in their spiritual paths…

  35. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 11, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Their story is really inspiring for such young people. I do remember the first time bryan and ethan came into GSDP they were speaking to Eric Choong, they were struck by dharma lightning it seems. Love at first sight.

  36. Darren Kechara Paradise on Jan 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Wonderful people doing Dharma work and sharing the same goal which is ultimately to benefit everyone. Thank you Rinpoche for the idea of setting up Dharma house.

  37. Albert Ratchaga on Jan 11, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Panchen House is one of the Dharma house of Kechara, Kechara is adopting the Monastic system where the Dharma practitioner would stay in the same place so they can share Dharma at home instead of go back to their own house and do their own things separately.

    Panchen House has 3 young people there, Bryan, Ethan and Elisa, they are young, good looking, smart and not difficult to get a high pay job out there, But due to their understanding of the importance and urgency of Dharma, they let go the such opportunity and involve into Dharma fully.

    From this, you can see the display and design of the house, it is a modern and creative new age Dharma house with a beautiful Altar set up.

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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Oct 28. 2014 04:19 PM)
    A kind reminder to all that this coming Friday/Saturday and the next one on Blog Chat we will be discussing and sharing on “Mantras-Holy Words of Power” post and video on http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=28029.

    Looking forward to seeing you this Friday on US Pacific Coast time 8PM or Malaysian timing on Saturday 11AM!
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Oct 27. 2014 12:19 PM)
    We have a new pastor on board http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/congratulations-are-in-order.html! We need more and more people like Gim Lee to dedicate her life in serving others without agenda and tiredlessly! Thank you!
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Oct 27. 2014 12:15 PM)
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U9gqAxdZgA. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    His Eminence shared on “Videos On The Go” section of this blog.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Oct 27. 2014 12:12 PM)
    In a country like Thailand where the public respects royalty very much, it’s nice to see Royalty in this case the Queen show so much respects to the sangha- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZHKJDybu0g. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    His Eminence shared on “What I am writing now” section of this blog.
  • Frederick Law
    (Sunday, Oct 26. 2014 11:51 PM)
    The Buddha teaches that every sentient being has the same potential to attain Buddhahood that he had. Before attaining enlightenment, the Buddha had many, many lives: sometimes he was a human, sometimes an animal, sometimes an insect, and so on.
    All those who have become Buddha’s started out just like us. They were not Buddhas from the beginning. They obtained a special human life, came in contact with the teachings, and seriously practiced them over a long period of time. Slowly their mental affliction and ignorance decreased and their spiritual qualities increased.
    With a great deal of effort and courage they attained enlightenment. Because all living creatures have the same potential, all of them can attain enlightenment if they meet with a proper method, have enough courage, and exert enough effort.
    Right now flies and insect have an inferior physical body and mind, so for the present they cannot produce these qualities, but they have the potential to do so someday. Shantideva advises us to ask ourselves, “since even animal can attain Buddhahood, why can’t I do it?”

    Unlike animals or other unfortunate beings, we have a wonderful opportunity to accomplish enormous things; it is easy to see this by comparing spiritual development to an arduous physical task. Our ability to complete the task is severely compromised if we have to do every part of it by hand. If we have the right machines, the work will be accomplished easily. Similarly, in samsara the human life we now have is best equipped for accomplishing our ultimate goals. Human have the intelligence to understand the benefits and disadvantages of virtue and non-virtue, to deduce from present circumstances what type of causes we created in the past, and infer from our present actions what will happen in the future. With this kind of mental aptitude, of course we can attain enlightenment if we persevere with courage. We should encourage ourselves with this type of praise. Shantideva summarizes this reasoning as follows:

    I should not be indolent,
    Saying, “How can I attain Buddhahood?”
    Because the Buddha who says what is true
    Has spoken this truth:

    “even flies, bees, mosquitoes,
    And other types of insects
    Can attain the highest enlightenment so difficult to attain
    If they exert powerful effort.”

    Someone like me, born as a human,
    Is able to distinguish benefit from harm.
    Why couldn’t I attain enlightenment
    If I don’t give up the Bodhisatva practice?

    Extracted from: Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo, Volume 3: The Way of the Boddhisatva, Page 439
  • tsemtulku
    (Sunday, Oct 26. 2014 12:33 AM)
    This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time! I laughed till I teared..please watch: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53930
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:15 PM)
    Wait till you see the pictures this photographer caught in portraits in order to evoke some feelings in us: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53879
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 08:10 PM)
    Tsem Rinpoche: Guess what we did on Mt Rinjani? See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53342
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 12:31 PM)
    This is so wonderful that all of you are discussing dharma here on my blog chat (www.tsemrinpoche.com). I am so glad to see this every Friday on US Pacific Coast time 8PM (Malaysian timing every Saturday 11AM). For next two Fridays (October 31 & November 7, 2014) we have something very interesting for sharing on blog chat, please learn up on “Mantras-Holy Words of Power” post and video: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=28029. This is a long post so we do for the next two Fridays please. How much we can learn is a plus. We can never overlearn the dharma.

    We will discuss about this beneficial read. You will learn more as you read the post and discuss here with friends. I rejoice when you learn more. It stabilizes the mind to understand our spiritual practice and the benefits. :) Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor David Lai
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 12:27 PM)
    Meat to Meatless… When I was 5, I hated eating vegetables. My mum used to tell me to eat my carrots as they gave me good eyesight. But I told her that was not a rabbit. I was no Bugs Bunny. Back then, I was this nasty little carnivore. Follow my little journey from Meat to meatless here – http://www.davidlai.me/2014/09/28/meattomeatless/
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 12:13 PM)
    If your angersome, it means you are spoiled.
    If you want things to be given to you, then you want others to do your work.
    If you complain without doing, it means you want an easy way out.
    If you have no integrity, it means you have never earned respect.
    If you are always late with your promises, it means you take things for granted.
    If you always argue to win, it’s because you allowed yourself to lose in life.
    If you are not concerned about others, then you have been overly self absorbed.
    If you don’t wish to change your situation, it’s because you don’t consider others and their despair for you.
    If you are arrogant, it’s because others are to be used by you.
    If you are intolerant, it’s because you want things only your way.
    If you are full of hatred, it’s because you only wish to benefit yourself.
    If you always lie, then you innately think others dumb and unworthy.
    ~Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:46 PM)
    Guess what happened to Justin Cheah? Read here and don’t wait another minute:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53437
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 09:43 PM)
    The highest achievements are usually done alone.~Tsem Rinpoche (Sometimes the further you move up and achieve, the less people will be around or unable to keep up. Some cannot understand, accept or wish to do more and they can drop off. Some may wish you well but cannot keep up anyways. The higher your goals, the less most are able to understand or envision. Some may be even against you. But what is important is you stay focused and consistent. After all big achievements are done by only a few and not the majority. Highest achievements are usually done alone or with a very few. Stamina, vision, consistency, focus, care, responsibility and sometimes even a sense of compassion is necessary to achieve anything big. Giving up gets us nowhere, so continuing is a good option. When you make it, some will come back, many will join and the naysayers regret and wished they had stayed. Tsem Rinpoche)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 12:07 PM)
    Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?nggpu=http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/moby-to-97yzp4.jpg
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 12:05 PM)
    “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.” ~ Maya Angelou

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?nggpu=http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/photo_141006150543_0.jpg

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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?
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2 days ago
This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time! I laughed till I teared..please watch: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53930
5 days ago
Wait till you see the pictures this photographer caught in portraits in order to evoke some feelings in us: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53879
5 days ago
Guess what we did on Mt Rinjani? See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53342
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Modern Buddhist Fellowship members joining in celebrations in Kechara.  October 24, 2014
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This is a Cockatoo named Boy. He was in a small cage alone most of the time for 22 years. The owner finally relented and let us rescue Boy and be put in a large huge outdoor aviary with friends and fresh air. He came to us on October 24, 2014. 
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October 24, 2014-Pastor Shin giving a talk in Kechara House. 
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October 24, 2014-Was presented with lots of flowers today. How kind. Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
Mark Twain once said, “Of all the creatures ever made Man is the most detestable. He’s the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.” ~ From Earthlings, http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html
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The highest achievements are usually done alone.~Tsem Rinpoche (Sometimes the further you move up and achieve, the less people will be around or unable to keep up. Some cannot understand, accept or wish to do more and they can drop off. Some may wish you well but cannot keep up anyways. The higher your goals, the less most are able to understand or envision. Some may be even against you. But what is important is you stay focused and consistent. After all big achievements are done by only a few and not the majority. Highest achievements are usually done alone or with a very few. Stamina, vision, consistency, focus, care, responsibility and sometimes even a sense of compassion is necessary to achieve anything big. Giving up gets us nowhere, so continuing is a good option. When you make it, some will come back, many will join and the naysayers regret and wished they had stayed. Tsem Rinpoche)
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Since I was a young boy I wished to live in this type of environment. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
This is my dream home, dream location and a place where I would spiritually grow. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
"I like doing things that are going to last longer than a minute in the world."~ Christy Turlington
1 week ago
Click on this picture to enlarge and tell me what they are doing? Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest." ~ Maya Angelou
3 weeks ago
Mother gorilla's heart- A child fell into the gorilla cage. She broke her arms and legs and she was unconcious. A male gorilla came and tried to hurt her. Luckily, a female gorilla rescued her by chasing other gorillas away not to hurt her. This is an instinct of mother animals that take care of their babies. The mother gorilla climbed the 57 ft wall and took the girl to the zoo officer. The girl was sent to hospital and the doctor cured her. Thanks to mother gorilla's kind heart. -From FB (Please always be kind to animal. Never hurt them, kill them or eat them. Tsem Rinpoche)
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October 3, 2014-Karen said there were even people in the Gifts Department of Kechara participating in Blog Chat today. Wonderful to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-William, Pastor David, Pastor Jean Ai and Jean Mei preparing for blog chat. Nice people here!
4 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-In Kechara Forest Retreat, the room is filled with Kecharians on the blog chat right now. According to Pastor Adeline who sent the photo, the whole room is buzzing with blurping sounds from blog chat!! LOL. I like this when people learn the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
I've been friends with Dato' Ruby for nearly 20 years. When I asked her to head the Kechara Soup Kitchen she immediately agreed and put all her energy into making it successful. Many are benefitted by this. Kechara is committed to continuing to benefit others. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent, so don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
LOL. This guy is cute!
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Please sign this petition. It will take five minutes to make a difference. Tsem Rinpoche https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=31967&ea.tracking.id=facebook
4 weeks ago
When this female named Dorothy died of heart failure, all the chimpanzee family came out of the forest to say good bye..... the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence, reported staff at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Centre. If you know chimpanzees, then you know that they are not usually silent beings. I think it’s beautiful how many of the chimps are touching each others’ shoulders.~from Butterbin
4 weeks ago
Praise to the Lady Buddha who eliminates all source of suffering. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
This is a cool snapshot! I love the paranormal mysteries. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Our Kechara's Dato' Ruby is on this month's cover of prestige magazine for her work in our Soup Kitchen. Congratulations to a kind lady and my good friend. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Is it time to worry? You tell me. See what I'm talking about please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53452
4 weeks ago
How nice that Caryl Dumaine Lamont Munson reminds us that although the contest is over, the goal of the contest is still to be achieved. See what he is talking about: Win A Manjushri: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496 Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Once in a while we step through something magical that gives us hope and we continue on. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
1 month ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
1 month ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
1 month ago
These two bright young people arrived in Los Angeles today to visit and help. They are very sincere and caring people. Glad to see them. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
If you want to read about compassion, strength, wisdom and fortitude, get this special edition of Essence. I did. Wonderful and a lot to learn from this lady of wisdom Ms. Maya Angelou. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The other day I mentioned to my US team that it would be nice to have a oversized Monoply set to play with everyone for good clean relaxation sometimes. Guess what? Pastor Moh Mei secretly got us a set!! How thoughtful and sweet. Thank you very much. I appreciate it very much. Especially the thought. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang
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His Holiness the current Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Who is very learned and spends much time in deep meditational retreats. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche said that Pabongka Rinpoche has merged and became one with Heruka-Chakrasamvara already and those who see fault in Pabongka Rinpoche do not have merits. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I gave a special talk on equanimity, I am sure it will help you to understand this subject better: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=42419
1 month ago
Every week we have blog chat, this is Kecharians in E-division preparing for the blog chats. Nice to see this. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
When I see this, I primarily think of my guru and dharma friends immediately. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Beautiful people bring happiness to others. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Don't break another person's heart, it's hard to mend. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I have just finished doing 50+ tweets on mind, Buddhism, spirituality, acceptance, love, entanglements, thoughts and inner battles. Do enjoy reading them and sharing them. It might help someone I humbly hope. I do so every few days to share about wisdom, kechara and our spiritual journey. If it can reach people and benefit them, why not. Our lives and being alive is totally about benefitting others. That is the purpose of breathing and being human... Tsem Rinpoche Do follow me on tweets: http://www.twitter.com/tsemtulku
1 month ago
I would love to live in the Mt. Shasta area of Northern California. It has been recognized by the Native American Indian people to be a spiritually charged area. It has a power vortex under the ground in that area that energizes the place to be very blessed for spiritual practice, meditation and contemplations. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Dear Andree Duckworth, Thank you very much for your feedback on our Kechara Pastors. They work very hard, they have great knowledge and very patient. I started the program so people who wish to bring dharma to others can have a lay life as well as a spiritual life recognized by others. Halfway to monk/nun-hood without being ordained. So naming them Pastors and having basic lay vows is good and it helps the public in Malaysia to identify with them easily. It worked out very much. I hope you will let them know you are benefitted by their hardwork. They will appreciate it very much as I do. Tsem R
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    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    Rescuing dog in LA river
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  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
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    Dalai Lama watching TV
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    Dog with a heart of Gold
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
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  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
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    6 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    8 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    8 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
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    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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当我们接受 ‪皈依‬或再次接受皈依,那都只是第一步。不要停滞在第一步上。~詹杜固仁波切 Cynthia Ng
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单纯去尊敬、欣赏和相信佛法,只不过是个粗浅的开始。只有真正去实践了,佛法才能为我们带来助益。~詹杜固仁波切 Cynthia Ng
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Helping others is not a duty but a privilege.~#tsemtulku_PB
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“Attachment leads to suffering.” ~Gautama Buddha_Hee TS
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Helping others is not a duty but a privilege.~‪‪H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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Borders are made in our mind, they do not truly exist.~‪H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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Lama Chopa puja did at Puja House today. 30 Oct, Thursday -By Puja House
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30 Oct, Thursday. Medicine Buddha puja on going in puja house now. -By Puja House
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30 Oct, Thursday. Beautiful offering for Setrap puja. By Puja House
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~Exciting information on Tsongkapa!~ #3B Name me 10 things Tsongkapa and Arya Nagarjuna have in common?~Tsem Rinpoche Similarities between Ary Nagarjuna & Lord Tsongkapa: 6. Both had thousands of disciples and many erudite masters arose from studying with them. 7. Both ordained many into monkhood as they found this to be perfect in practicing. 8. Both believed in not revealing tantra practice to the general public. 9. Both studied emptiness/practiced emptiness and wrote extensively on it in order to clear the doubts for many practitioners. Because of their extensive teachings and writing on emptiness, many were liberated from rebirth. 10. Both attained full enlightenment within their lifetime. Tsongkapa in bardo. Same.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/exciting-information-on-tsongkapa.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Exciting information on Tsongkapa!~ #3A Name me 10 things Tsongkapa and Arya Nagarjuna have in common?~Tsem Rinpoche Similarities between Ary Nagarjuna & Lord Tsongkapa: 1. Both predicted by Lord Buddha. 2. Both gained high attainments via Guhyasamaja’s incredible tantric path. 3. Both were the highest scholars in their land during their lifetime. 4. Both conformed to the monastic system of discipline and practice (vinaya-holding pure monk vows) 5. Both only accepted a practice after vigorous debate, analysis and self-practice. ~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/exciting-information-on-tsongkapa.html From: June T'ang (Khjb)
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~Exciting information on Tsongkapa!~ #2 What Monastery did Tsongkapa enter first and at what age?~Tsem Rinpoche At the age of seven, Tsongkhapa received novice vows from Chojey Dondrub-rinchen and the ordination name Lozang-dragpa. He continued to study in Amdo with this lama until he was sixteen, at which time he went to U-tsang (dBus-gtsang, Central Tibet) to study further.~Joy http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/exciting-information-on-tsongkapa.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Exciting information on Tsongkapa!~ #1 Dear everyone, What part of Tibet was Tsongkapa from? What place exactly was he born?~Tsem Rinpoche Tsongkhapa was from a place called Tsongkha in East Tibet.~Pastor Seng Piow It is near Kumbum Monastery, so in today’s world, the place is near Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province in China.~Pastor Seng Piow http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/exciting-information-on-tsongkapa.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Dear all, Kechara House (JB) will start our Second Tsongkhapa Retreat of 2014 on this Wednesday 29-10-2014 (8:30pm-10:30pm). All are welcome to join us in this retreat to invoke Tsongkhapa's blessings! Kechara (JB) address: No:62,Jalan Nakhoda 7,Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai, Johor Bahru. Please contact for more information: - Alan Chan ( 0127780882 ) Grace Leu ( 0177189973 ) June Tang ( 0127625933 ) Casteven Lim ( 01110877878 ) From: June Tang (Khjb)
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We need material items, not for the false security they give us but as the tool they can be to further the goals of others and one’s own spiritual progress.~TSEM RINPOCHE From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Be aware that your time will be up soon. It’s important to do something useful for others in your life so that you will never end up bitter.~TSEM RINPOCHE From: June Tang (Khjb)
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When we share dharma, we share love.~#tsemtulku_PB
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When we are faced with difficulties, don't harden up. Remain pliant~#tsemtulku_PB
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When we find dharma, go all the way because any day could be the last.~#tsemtulku_PB
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It doesn't matter if others eat them. Others steal, lie, cheat and hurt others, we don't follow them doing that so why follow them to eat meat? ~‪ H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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When we are faced with difficulties, don't harden up. Remain pliant.~‪‪ H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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Get together to do things that benefit others.~‪‪ H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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29 Oct. Wed Druchuma puja did at Puja House today. Lead by Jill Yam together with uncle Eddie, Toh Cheng See, Tan Kwee Ha Shelly Tai.-By Puja House
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