Statues for our new Gompa!!!

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Dear Kechara House,

Look at these incredibly BEAUTIFUL representations of Enlightenment coming to Kechara House soon! We are just awaiting the completion of the renovations on our New Gompa or prayer hall.

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This is the grand 10 ft Tsongkapa in Long Life form (Je Tse Zinma) that will be invited to our new Kechara Gompa under renovation now. It will be the centre piece of our new Gompa or prayer hall.

Notice the man on the bottom left near Tsongkapa’s lotus…from that you can get a perspective of the size of Tsongkapa. (above)

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The artist is darkened as to respect his anonymity working on the 7 ft Setrap Statue for our new Kechara Gompa. Setrap is the Dharma Protector of Kechara House and has shown many incredible signs to the practitioners here hence many are very devoted to Setrap now. The people adopting Setrap is more and growing.

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The artist working on our sacred 7 ft Vajra Yogini statue for Kechara Gompa. Vajra Yogini will be the main higher tantra path Kecharians will engage in. Our whole organization is named after the divine Buddha Field of Vajra Yogini which is KECHARA.

In the centre of our Gompa will be Tsongkapa. To the left, Vajra Yogini and on the far right will be Setrap. The Lama, Yidam and dharma protector.

We are all very excited to invite these sacred images back being done by Kechara Discovery.

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Jan 9, 2016 at 5:46 am

    This was a proud, proud moment for us. I remember the days when 3ft statues were considered huge, and it was unthinkable that anyone would ever have anything larger than 3 feet. In fact, the 6ft Je Tse Zin Ma in Kechara House 1 was probably the largest Tsongkhapa statue in Malaysia…and now, we have our 24ft Dorje Shugden statue in Kechara Forest Retreat.

    Big statues are such a blessing for practitioners who have the opportunity to make propitiations and offerings to the trillions of Buddha images and holy items contained within. They are also such a blessing for the sponsors whose generosity makes it possible for practitioners to purify their karma and create merit. Even after the sponsors are gone and have passed away, these statues remain behind for them to continue collecting merits even into their next lives.

    Large statues have the benefit of stabilising and calming the environment, and blessing all beings who lay eyes on its form. In countries like China for example, they have a tradition of making statues either in very high places or on very flat ground so people from miles around can see the Buddha’s form.

    Rinpoche said that if we are seriously about our spirituality, we need only take a look at the state of our altars. If you look at people who really value spirituality, their altars are always clean, beautiful and they make a lot of effort to make good offerings. Some people say we shouldn’t spend so much on statues and offerings because it’s fanatical but you know what? Why is it fanatical to spend money on a statue, but not fanatical to spend money on make-up and clothes over and over again? We spend so much on ourselves, and offer so much on to our bodies which are the altars of our current lives. We dress our bodies in new clothes, drape it with fine jewellery, clean it constantly and spray perfumes…

    So while we are heavily invested in our comfort for this life, we don’t invest the same amount towards our comfort for our future lives (which strikes me as illogical because as Rinpoche says, our future lives are much so longer than now). The more and more time we spend in the Dharma, our altars should grow alongside our practice. If it isn’t, perhaps we may need to evaluate our priorities 🙂

  2. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jul 15, 2012 at 12:33 am

    It is a very special feeling to see these work-in-progress pictures. It is something like reading through old albums.

    Time passes us by quickly. We have always been in never-ending rush for something, from dawn to dusk. And usually, we do not do much for the development of our spiritual path.

    With the hardwork of all those involved in this project, I have the great merits to see these three buddhas in the Gompa. Without the guidance of Rinpoche and the perseverance of all those involved, the Gompa will not be possible, these three Buddha statues will not be possible.

    Thank you to Gompa committee for make all these so beautiful for the many of us.

  3. Mimi Chua on Nov 18, 2010 at 11:18 am

    This is how all the hard work in progress and finally it has arrived in the new Gompa and getting transformed for the new gompa opening on 27 Nov 2010.

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  5. Uncle Eddie on Oct 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    As had been said in some of our Dharma teachings, “The most powerful merit one can accumulate,and accumulate easily, is in relations to Holy objects of the Buddha. By making statues of a Buddha, one accumulates infinite inconceivable merits that immediately becomes a cause of Enlightenment. Every merit accumulated by making statues and by making offerings to the statues immediately become the cause of Enlightenment”. Therefore the grand ten feet Tsongkhapa statue in long life form, and the 7 feet Setrap and Vajra Yogini statues for our new Kechara Gompa will be ” beautiful representations ” of enlightenment coming into our Kechara House very soon. Our whole Kechara House Organisation, together with all its followers, members and friends will be so greatly blessed. Making offerings to the statues will, it is said, receive equal benefits as if you are making offerings to the real devine being in accordance to our Lord Buddha’s golden words – “There is not one single difference between making offerings to me now and in the the future, with Devotion, makings offerings to my reflections the merit is equal and the result is equal”. HAPPY DAYS AHEAD FOR KECHARA ORGANISTION!

  6. Anila on Sep 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Our new Gompa comprising of 4 sahoplots will be ready soon after renovation. Three main big statues will be the main object of reverence in our new Gompa. The biggest size statue will be a 10 feet Tsongkapa then will be a 7 feet Setrap and a 7 feet Vajrayogini. Our new Gompa when finished and decorated will be very different from other centres or temples. The reason for Tsongkapa to be in the centre is that he is our centre’s Idam. Setrap is Kechara House Protector and Kechara House is the abode of Vajrayogini. We have lots of supporters for Lord Setrap as a lot of people can testify how Setrap has help them solve their problems. It is a popular practice for people who come to Kechara House.

  7. Patsy on Aug 23, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Our new gompa will have a 10 ft Long Life Tsongkapa, 7 ft Vajrayogini and 7 ft Setrap statues! How fortunate for those who visit Kechara new Gompa to be able to see this big magnificent statues and be blessed. Paul of Kechara Discovery has worked so hard to ensure that the iconography of the statues are correct and the finishing results detailed and well defined.

    I just cant wait for the opening of Kechara new gompa!

  8. Jeff Yeap on Aug 23, 2010 at 1:35 am

    What a marvellous progress Kechara House has achieved to date. Am very thankful to be introduce to this great organization while I’s in KL 4 years ago and that has make a great influence in my life that makes me a better person and understand the true meaning of beautiful life. With great blessing from Lord Setrap Chen, i look forward to sharing with all our friends in need out there the secrets of KECHARA!
    Looking forward to the opening of the new Gompa, cheers!

  9. Mimi Chua on Jul 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you for reblogging. The new layout of the blog makes the search so much easier. Like many other similar commentary, I strongly believe the Penang study group is looking forward to the new Gompa.

  10. Allan Lee 李栢荣 on Jul 10, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    When Paul, Liaison and Head of Kechara Discovery shows me the pictures of the giant Vajrayogini’s making in progress, I was asking him, “How tall is that Paul?” He just replied smiling 7 feet. My eyes went popping and right away I knew it was for our new Gompa. Then he continued with pictures of Lama Tsongkhapa and Setrap and I do believed I didn’t blink at all. I was intrigued with the craftsmanship of the statues. It is so well defined and so full of details. Paul had done a great job getting this job supervised and he had been so busy with so many works, yet is in China for a week to make sure that everything is going smoothly.
    After seeing the pictures, I am even more excited to wait for the actual result once the statues and shipped in for our awaiting Gompa.
    Also, here a big salute to Paul for making sure we will get the best result for the statues. Thank you Paul 🙂

  11. chia on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Just look at the molding of the statue sculpture at the picture itself. You can see how amazing this statue will look like. I like all 3 statues, 10ft Tsongkhapa statue, 7 ft Vajrayogini and 7 ft protector Setrap statue. I can’t wait all 3 statues ready when new gompa is up. Liaisons Paul has work hard and put so many effects to make his trip again and again to the factory to correcting the mold, make sure statue to look prefect. Paul had committed himself to make Kechara discovery grow so much. Kechara Discovery also produce beautiful Buddha pendent for people to wear. All the pendants are available at the outlet. You can find more information on (http://www.kechara.com/discovery/ ).

  12. Justin Cheah on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Its incredible that only a few years back when i first joined Kechara, we just had KH2 opening across the streets, and then other departments got their own buildings and now Kechara House is expanding again. This time to a new Gompa to accomodate more and more growing members! With new BIG BIG statues to attract even more!
    Kudos to Paul for his hardwork and he again impressed me with this time with him single handedly overseeing the workings of these statues. I can assure everyone here this is not an easy job and given that all the hand mudras and shape have to be very precise. I can’t wait for the statues to reach into our Gompa!

  13. Justin Ripley on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    They are just amazing, they will be soo powerful when they are invited back home to Kechara’s gompa in renovation. Statues have a habit of growing when our motivation is correct, Rinpoche has said this before in the past.
    The pictures posted just now are a reflection of this fact of life. Rinpoche has also said before that having a Tsongkhapa statue in your house / environment you will never go hungry, there will be peace and calm. I can feel it with this new Tsongkhapa for our gompa, Paul has done a great job yet again. It will be a most memorable day when Tsongkhapa is enthroned in the larger KH. I don’t know but I am happy for us all right now that we are moving towards our shared vision for kechara world peace center.

  14. ckliew-kc on Jul 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    10 ft Long Life Tsongkapa, 7 ft Vajrayogini and 7 ft Setrap statues will be in the new gompa very very soon. Everyone that visit the Kechara new Gompa will be able to see this big magnificent statues and be blessed. I think the bigger the statues the better because ordinary people with no empowerment rely upon Budhhas statues to seek comfort. Thats how most people get involve in practising Dharma. Buddha statues represent the energy and road map to enlightenment , simply seeing it will plant the seeds in to our mind for eons to come to prepare our close mind to achieve DHARMIC BLISS.
    I heard the stories goes that the master craftman of this statues reside in a very secluded area and for Paul to get there is not easy at all. It takes him lots of hardwork and sweat and patience to get the statues completed. To create a iconography correct statues is never an easy task and it take a very long time. But in the end once these 3 statues are place in Kechara new gompa every hardwork done by Kechara liaisons and Paul especially will be absolutely delighted.
    When that day arrives i think even the Buddhas , Boddhisattvas , Yidams and all other enlightened beings will be pleased !

  15. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Kechara House is gearing up for expansion and due to the many new people who have started joining Kechara the current Gompa cannot cater for so many people coming for talks or pujas simultaneously. The pictures here show the statues that are being made for our new gompa. The new ‘Je Tse Zinma’ is so beautiful and it is the long life form of Lama Tsongkhapa. As humans we have two major obstacles that can stop us from practicing the holy dharma 1) shortness of life 2) ignorance
    If we have a short life there wouldn’t be much time for us to practice the dharma and we cannot reach to any kind of spiritual maturity. From the deepest ignorance we can develop wrong views about the Dharma and not want to practice them at all, this is another hindrance to receiving the dharma, hence no matter how eloquent the speaker or high the teacher is if we hold on to our wrong views there will be no way the teacher or lama can get through to the listener.
    Je Tse Zinma counters both of this obstacles by bestowing long life through doing the practice and since the main aspect of Lama Tsongkhapa is wisdom, the practice will help us gain the wisdom to overcome our ignorance.

  16. fang on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing the photos on the process and progress of the Lama Tsongkhapa , Vajrayogini and Setrap statues, Rinpoche! They are amazingly gorgeous… I especially love looking at the facial expression of Lama Tsongkhapa in the photo. He seems so very peaceful, approachable and strangely ‘parental’. It shouldn’t be too long now till the statues arrive for the opening of the new Gompa in Sunwaymas. My room in KMP being immediately behind one of the shop lots which is to be part of the new Gompa, I cannot help peeping in through the windows occasionally to see how things are going over there. Counting down the days till the arrival or the three majestic statues!
    ps – thanks Paul for doing such a wonderful job over-looking the making of the statues!

  17. ng.yew seng on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how beautiful the statues in Kechara House are. From the statues in Kechara House prayer hall to the Kechara Paradise outlets, they are mesmerizingly beautiful and ichnographically correct. So much so , that I could not resist to invite a Shakyamuni Buddha statue to start off my own alter and my practice. Little did I know the amount of work the Kehara Discovery department has to do to bring in the Buddha statues. Not forgetting to mention the amazing pendants and the various dharma items which continues bring blessings to anyone who owns them. Thank you KD !

  18. Irene Lim on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    How awesome and inspirational these 3 images of Je Tsongkhapa, Vajrayogini and Setrap are!!! They are more than life sizes – so magnificient. I cannot wait for these images to be in our new Gompa at Kechara House. They will bring tremendous blessing to whoever see them, pray, do offering, or recite their mantra. They will bring wisdom, peace, harmony and stability to the area and country. There will be increase in spiritual growth as well as material growth.
    Rinpoche is extremely careful in the detail of the iconography when constructing these enlightened images. Iconography must be accurate and precise according to the scriptures as these images will create faith and bring tremendous amount of blessing.

  19. henry ooi on Jul 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    As I write this, renovation work is being carried out at Kechara new gompa premises. The present gompa at KH1 is getting overcrowded each time there is a dharma activity hence the need to have a new gompa to sit some 700 odd people.
    These three majestic images of Long Life Form Lama Tsongkhapa, Vajrayogini and Dharmapala Setrap will be invited, when ready, with grandeur and splendor. Look out for the opening date.
    As what Yokefui wrote, our first fund raising Dinner and Auction in aid of Kechara is just around the corner. If you have not purchased your ticket to this fun and entertaining event, please call Ms Cheri at telephone number 03 78800189. Book early for a better seat!
    The event will start at 5PM with all depts. of Kechara having booths at Sunway Ballroom foyer. The first 200 diners who are not Kechara members will receive a bag of goodies.
    You may view those items up for silent and open bidding including the offering by Rinpoche of a 4’ Lama Tsongkhapa + 3’ Lord Dzambala + a rare and old Tara thangka; a 12” White Tara bedecked in jewelry + a Wealth Vase beautifully decorated with crystals and many more.

  20. Judy on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:36 am

    The pictures are good to show us ‘behind the scene’ making of the statues. I am not sure if anyone would be as curious as me wanting to know what materials made up the statues, the processes they go through and the length of time required to finish each statue. Then we will be able to appreciate the labor of love by these people putting these together.
    Can’t wait to see the statues in our new Gompa – it has to be magnificient! The general Malaysian public liked to admire statues, and seek blessings from them, as such, our new Gompa will attract more people from this region to find out for themselves more about our lineage and Buddhism.

  21. Shirley Tan on Jul 9, 2010 at 6:58 am

    I am just waiting with so much anticipation and excitement. A 5 feet Vajrayogini!!! OMG, that is like a dream come true! A 10 feet Tsongkhapa! 7 feet Setrap too! I am already feeling the great bliss!
    A few nights ago I had the priviledge to be invited to the Ladrang for dinner and to view the plans of the new Gompa. Datuk May, our Kechara House’s President, took the time to explain the plans to us with JP Thong, the Head of Tsem Ladrang.
    I was just blown away by the details and care they have put into designing this new Gompa. I dare say that Kechara is the first Buddhist organization of its kind. We are certainly doing things very differently in order to benefit as many people as possible.
    No one will be able to miss the new Gompa when it is completed. It will definitely shine into all the ten directions. I can’t wait!

  22. May Ong on Jul 9, 2010 at 2:48 am

    The bigger the statue the more merit you collect. That is the reason why we need huge statues to grace the land they are on. It is said that gazing upon a holy statue of a Buddha will plant dharma seeds in the minds to be opened in the future. Making prostrations to huge statues can increase the collection of merits for healthier and stronger body. Many holy objects like mantra, protector string, wealth vase, photos and personal objects can be used to fill inside these statues.
    A Chinese monk named Hai Tong initiated a project to carve a Maitreya Buddha statue overlooking three rivers to protect the simple people living near these waters from long-sufferings.

  23. Peter on Jul 9, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    Big Statues, Big Gompa, Big Hearts, Big Sacrifices, Big Causes, Big Care, Big Hopes, Big Dreams, Big Aspirations, Big Kechara….
    BIG KWPC…
    And they say, ‘Size don’t matter’…uh huh…
    Dare to dream the Kechara Dream…
    Wonderful indeed when the new Gompa opens…
    A field of merit and blessing for all who encounter Kechara
    A haven of hope for the homeless and oppressed
    A shelter of love and care for animals
    A place of solace for the troubled of hearts
    An opportunity for creating the right and Dharmic causes
    A Pure Land, Kechara on Earth
    The Gift of Dharma excels all other gifts…Sadhu!

  24. Wasukamol on Jul 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Most of Kecharian have a Lama Tsongkhapa, Vajrayogini and Dharmapala Setrap statues on their altars at home in different size which they has been making offering, doing prayer daily.
    In Kechara house we have a 5th Lama tsonkhapa, 3ft Setrap and 5 ft Vajrayogini in Rinpoche ladrang which has been making offering constantly for the grow of Kechara organization. From the amount of merit that the whole kecharian have collected, hence the menifestation of the 10ft Tsongkhapa, 7ft Lord Setrap and 7ft Vajrayogini in our new gompa.
    Liaison Paul have work tirelessly in traveling back and forward to aboard to oversee and check the iconogaraphy and details of statues to make sure it correct and perfect.
    Wait till all statues compleated and invited to our new gompa, in that time everyone will be blessed even tho they just walk in to our new gompa..

  25. Sean on Jul 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Wow! The statues are amazingly big. I really can wait to see them and our new Gompa. The students of His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche have a lot to look out for as the Gompa might be done before the of the current year of 2010! I can’t wait to see the giant 10 feet statue of Lama Tsongkhapa.! Even the artist shows great respects for his great masterpieces of art because of respect towards Setrap Chen! I think it is quite cool to see a 7 feet Vajrayogini statue Our whole organization is named after the divine Buddha Field of Vajra Yogini which is KECHARA.

  26. Pasquale2k on Jul 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Wow, the 10ft Tsongkhapa, 7ft Lord Setrap and 7ft Vajrayogini Statue will be soon be seen in Kechara House New Gompa, I’m so excited now. Thank You Rinpoche for sharing these beautiful pictures here.
    Kechara Discovery (KD) has done a lot of good works, Liaison Paul work tirelessly to source out the super nice and also affordable statues around the world and make available for everyone to invite home in Malaysia. Besides that, KD has a wide range nice Buddha pendant that make available for everyone to purchased and wear it.
    I’m truly amazed of Paul works and commitment to Rinpoche. And KD has grown so much, from 1 person department, and now a bunch of hardworking people like Louise, Yvonne, Bee Yen, Andy and also never forgets our JB friend – Yen Ping. Kudos to KD and Paul.

  27. Ooi Pe on Jul 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Paul has spent many hours traversing the globe looking for trained artisans so that he can commission these beautiful statues for our new Gompa. His eye for detail ensures that the iconographies of these statues are correct as has been explained to him by Rinpoche. His job does not end there – he still needs to follow through on the progress and this means many more trips overseas to oversee the works-in-progress. These beautiful statues will benefit the many people who will walk through the doors of our Gompa.
    If you think these statues are huge, wait until you see the ones planned for KWPC – there are going to be awesome “skyscrapers”.

  28. joey on Jul 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Amazing! All the statues are so lifelike and graceful! I cant wait for them to appear in Kechara House. Vajrayogini is so magnificent, graceful and awe inspiring that i almost wanted to take her hand so that she can take me to Kechara Pureland. And Lama Tsongkhapa looks so calm, peaceful and assuring that it brings peace to my heart. Setrap looks detailed and ferocious. It looks really good and the level of details look really really fine. It looks so different from all of the other statues that i have seen so far…these look more refined and detailed.
    I do wish that i could contribute at least a little to the sponsorship of the statues as the amount of merits will be huge! Every time someone prostrates to them, or gets inspired by their presence i get merits because it is because of my contribution it is there….hmm sounds like a plan…

  29. ngeowchin on Jul 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Rinpoche’s blog is the expression of his constant care for our spiritual development and education. Showing us this 3 magnificient trinity of Lama Tsongkapa, Vajrayogini and protector Setrap statues as work in progress is an eye opener.
    I believe the clay figures here form the body for the mould later. For the full blessings of the Buddhas to emanate through the statues, the dimensions and iconography must be accurate and precise according to the depictions in scriptures or traditional thangka painting commissioned or drawn by holy masters.All statues commissioned by Rinpoche are precise and hence will bring tremendous blessings to all.
    Much thanks to Paul to oversee and get the right artist to complete this assignment.

  30. Yokefui on Jul 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Wow ! The 10 feet Tsongkhapa is not only awe inspiring but it will also bless the surrounding and people that have the good merits to see it.
    Through the kindness of our sponsors , KH has secured four shop lots at Sunwaymas Commercial Centre . However we need more funds for renovation, an Auction Dinner (http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/news/double-fund-raising-extravaganza/) will be held on 18 July 2010 at the Grand Ballroom, Sunway Resort Hotel for this purpose.
    A portion of the funds raised will go to Kechara Soup Kitchen (http://www.kechara.com/soup-kitchen/).
    We promise it will be an evening of fine food and fun, don’t miss out on the chance to do double charities !

  31. Likheng on Jul 7, 2010 at 3:08 am

    At Kechara House, we are so fortunate to receive so much education about Dharma. Even the behind-the-scenes work of Buddha Image creation is shard so openly. To add to this, the accuracy of the mudras is something many of us take for granted.
    I remember when I first joined Kechara House, I received clear, comprehensive and passionate explanations about each mudra I saw at every Kechara Paradise outlet (retail outlets that sells all sorts of beautiful Dharma items) I visited. I was very impressed but it was not until later that I became extremely appreciative of the knowledge of the Kecharians plus their sincere willingness to share that knowledge. I realized this after I witness the condition of many other organizations that have limited knowledge about their Guru, Yidam and Dharma knowledge.
    This blessing stems from Tsem Rinpoche, a resident Lama in Kuala Lumpur, who is always with us and ready to share first hand information about Dharma openly and generously. Rinpoche continuously find methods to educate us sustainably about the Dharma to that Rinpoche’s efforts will liberate us…and not entrap us (by making us reliant on his teachings).
    One known method in which we can constantly obtain information about Dharma from Tsem Rinpoche is through this blog and all of Rinpoche’s other mediums of communication like Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and website. As we always recognize a good deal when we see one, let’s all log on NOW and start communicating with our kind Guru and his team of entourage to suck up all the Dharma “goodies” we can!

  32. susan on Jul 6, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Rinpoche , thank you for posting these pictures. Many of us don’t see how much work goes on behind every major works. As in this case, so much preparations are done, how much work Liaison Paul Yap has to do to liaise with the artists, sculptures and statue maker before we even get to see these molds. Also, the hundreds of hours of teaching Rinpoche gave so that Paul can do his job well to ensure that the statues are made iconographically accurate as object of meditation and refuge. Rinpoche, thank you for imparting all these knowledge so we can benefit people in this region. I can imagine how beautiful these statues will be and awaits the day when they arrive into our new Gompa.

  33. David Lai on Jul 6, 2010 at 5:11 am

    How beneficial to have Lama Tsongkhapa coming to our Kechara House Gompa. Lama Tsongkhapa is particularly noted by High Lamas like Rinpoche to bestow peace, harmony as well as inner and outer growth of the organisation. On top of that, Lama Tsongkhapa is Manjushri and hence, he bestows the seven types of sacred wisdom upon students of Kechara House.
    In Tibet, Lama Tsongkhapa is particularly special and sensitive because he manifests a lot of miraculous signs to faithful students. Lama Tsongkhapa and Tara are the two Buddha statues that seemed to manifest the most miracles in Tibet. Hence, having a Lama Tsongkhapa has tremendous blessings for us and hopefully with our sincere practice and holding of commitments, may the image of Lama Tsongkhapa reveal many miraculous signs for new people.

  34. Wendyyyho on Jul 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    How exciting! The 10 ft Long Life Tsongkapa, 7 ft Vajrayogini and 7 ft Setrap statues will soon be invited to the new KH Gompa. All these images are being commissioned by our very own Kechara Discovery (http://www.kechara.com/discovery/), the Kechara arm responsible for commissioning holy images and organizing pilgrimage tours. Enlightened images is the physical representation of the path to enlightenment and in order for an enlightened image to have blessings, the iconography of the images must be in accordance to the scriptural text of the particular deity. Kechara Discovery ensures that enlightened images commissioned by them meet this criterion so that anyone who sees these images will be blessed and inspired to practice their spiritual path. Kudos to Paul and his team for doing a great job!

  35. Joy Kam on Jul 5, 2010 at 3:59 am

    These life size statues are amazing and I just cannot wait for it to come to Kechara House!
    Liaison Paul Yap of Kechara Discovery http://www.kechara.com/b2b/ has worked tremendously hard in making sure these custom made statues are done correctly and it is a pain staking process. People don’t often see the back stage process of research, sourcing and looking for the right artist to do the job. Kudos to Paul and his team for making our dream come alive and for us all to be one step closer to achieving our new bigger, better Gompa to house and benefit more people.
    I especially love love love the Vajrayogini !!!
    If only we can all have a house big enough to have one at home!

  36. Paris on Jul 4, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    That’s right! And from Kechara’s side, Paul of Kechara Discovery (www.kechara.com/discovery) is single-handedly overseeing these statues. It’s not been easy – he has to travel almost every month to overseas to check on the progress and advise the artists on the iconography and details of each statue.
    This is an accumulation of many years of Paul working on countless statues (which are now in our outlets), pendants, and other Dharma items. Seeing these pictures is a reminder of just how much work, effort, time and love has to go into the making of all these statues, that will be of so much benefit to people, in pujas, retreats etc
    I like what you said about how most of us will never really know what goes into the making of a statue because we only usually see them when they’re up, shiny and beautiful on the altar. It’s really nice to see these photos of work in progress, and to see it all coming together.

  37. Jean Mei on Jul 4, 2010 at 4:02 am

    It’s nice to see these photos as I don’t think that a lot of people have ever seen a statue that has not already been painted on with their respective clothes and ornaments don on already. I don’t think that I have ever seen a statue in clay in real life, thinking about it. Seeing what it look likes without all the extra things on the statue I still find them very powerful to look at, especially Setrap. The sculpturer have a great skill(…slightly jealous :P) and I’m grateful that he has chosen to do Buddha statues. Kechara has done a great job by sourcing him out as he seems to be doing a great job. These beautiful statues will benefit many – those who see and pray to them in Kechara House 🙂 I pray that the sculpturer will be able to create enough merits to have a good rebirth.
    I just scrolled up to look at the photos again….MAN, that’s a lot of work! 😛

  38. Elaine Cheah on Jun 23, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Unfinished but so majestic already. Just by looking at them creates waves of benefits, what more to have them in our midst. Rinpoche, thank you for inspiring such beautiful representations of enlightenment for our beautiful home, Kechara.

  39. Shin Tan on Jun 22, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I hope they complete the statues FAST and send them at superspeed to Kechara !!!!

  40. ng on Jun 22, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Everything grows in Kechara 🙂

  41. Ivy on Jun 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    These are awesome! What beautiful work 🙂

  42. Peter on Jun 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I still recall when a mutual friend told me about the Kechara outlet SS2 back in 2000 and visited it 2-3 times out of curiosity with another close friend and NOW…seeing it expanding in such phenomenal leaps and bounds!
    As the saying goes…’There’s no way but UP!’ (sideways too if that is permissible :-P)
    (My silent wish: May my karma allow me to be part of the Kechara family…svaha!

  43. Sharon Saw on Jun 21, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Statues for our new Gompa!!!

    See the latest photos of the statues being designed for Kechara House on Rinpoche’s blog.Look at these BEAUTIFUL representations of Enlightenment coming to Kechara House soon! We are just awaiting the completion of the renovations on our New Gompa or p…

  44. Ethan Chu on Jun 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Really beautiful. Blessed.

  45. alvyn on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

    WOW!!! Very beautiful statues! Rejoice!

  46. Ashlee Tam on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Really nice big statues for our new Gompa/ prayer hall. Rejoice! Rejoice!

  47. Lily on Jun 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Wow! The statues are getting bigger as KH progress up another notch! Causes are created from Kechara Gompa to Menara Kechara to Kechara World Peace Centre!

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  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Sep 25. 2016 10:42 PM
    These pictures are really lovely. It reminds us that animals are living beings that have feeling, love and care for their little ones too. Just like us human, whom parent’s love is infinity towards their children.

    So please respect their existence and do not harm them.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/these-are-so-touching-and-cute.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Sep 25. 2016 08:37 PM
    Very weird and really strange addictions…..cannot imagine its true after reading these strange individual addictions .they did it out of curiosity ,a sense of loneliness ,depression. and so forth. Whatever their action is, need to be treated as long term might ruin their lives.
    Do hope they have will power and determination to cut off their strange addictions, to carry on with their daily life.They have always a choice to do what they have and,choose what to do to be on the right track in life.
    Thank you Beatrix Ooi for sharing this article.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/my-strange-addictions.html
  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Sunday, Sep 25. 2016 05:46 PM
    感谢仁波切分享这编令人鼓舞和兴奋的好消息 !

    尊贵的达赖尊者亲口表示大家可以选择修持雄登护法法门, 还提议了两大修持多杰雄登法门的寺院 : Shar Gaden寺和Serpom寺 !
    达赖尊者还表示, 多杰雄登不会影响和减短祂的寿命, 那么无形中就表示一样尊贵达赖尊者地位高成就的高僧也不会受到雄登的影响。那么, 也就是说, 在尊贵达赖尊者和其他高僧的曼达拉里的弟子也不受影响了。那么总结来说, 雄登护法是不会伤害反而会护持佛法成长 !

    因为这消息出来以後, 那一群专破坏, 欺负, 歧视持修雄登的人就不会那么明目张胆的出来破坏, 雄登持修者就有安乐的环境下生活 !

    这是一个好的转变, 也是一个大跨越的好消息 !��

    也非常感恩慈悲尊贵的达赖尊者公佈这讯息 ! ��

    最重要的就是将来的日子里, 佛法得以利益更多的人 !

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    感恩合十
    Yeo Kwai Gin

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-we-can-practise-dorje-shugden-finally.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Sep 25. 2016 03:17 PM
    Glad to know that scientists have recently discovered that the ozone hole is starting to heal.Is a great encouragement for us to keep up the good work. It would take some time for fixing other environment problems with every one of us and international cooperation. Thats the reason many devoted Buddhists live their lives with discipline and awareness, cultivating the attitude of doing no harm to the environment.In the Buddhist teachings, every action we take creates a chain of reactions as said by Rinpoche.That is very true.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/keep-up-the-good-work-our-earth-is-healing.html
  • Jason
    Sunday, Sep 25. 2016 12:32 AM
    Nowadays, cancer is very common word to many people yet not many people know about the spiritual practices which might heal the cancer patient and some are fully recovered. In Buddhism, we believe on karma which is part of cause to cancer or diseases. Some Cancer patient are very panic and pessimistic, this will not heal cancer patient but will make them worst.
    By doing spiritual practice and undergo medical treatment in the same time,it will purify our bad karma and this will also help the cancer patient to be optimistic and always in positive mind.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this informative write up.This really help many people to be optimistic when cancer attack them.

    Jason


    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/take-steps-to-prevent-cancer.html
  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Sep 25. 2016 12:24 AM
    In Buddhism, all people are encouraged to love all living beings including the animals. The Buddha teachings told us that is not right for us to take away the life of others. We cannot deny that animals also have fear and pain as do human beings. Therefore, it is wrong to take away their lives. Besides, we should more proactive to protect the animals whenever we can.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting topic which showed one way of protecting the birds to get hurt from the transparent windows.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/how-to-bird-proof-your-windows-to-protect-our-feathered-friends.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 24. 2016 10:29 PM
    Sad ,,,very sad knowing the secrets of Ukraine’s shameful holocaust.
    My tears flows freely after looking at those horrible sad pictures even though it happen many years ago.Could not imagine how those who have witnessed that holocaust gone through.Just because of differences of religion and faith between them they have suffered, executed,tortured and so forth.French Catholic priest, Father Patrick Desbois,uncovered the secrets for all to see and understand of Ukraine’s holocaust’.Its a good for us and the rest of the world to know and told to younger generation.How Dorje Shugden practitioners are treated in Tibet and outside of Tibet was similar to this holocaust in Ukraine.Dorje Shugden practitioners due to the ban and discrimination against them but nothing compared to the innocent Jewish people.
    May all the conflicts will end soon so as all do live harmonious and peaceful .
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this touching article.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-secrets-of-ukraines-shameful-holocaust-of-bullets.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Sep 24. 2016 09:57 PM
    Amazing townships which I never thought it exist. The places are all so beautiful.

    For Monsanto, Portugal although the landscape is all around the big rocks but the people can still build around it with beautiful design. I think human are adaptable as long as they wish too live there.

    I personally prefer the Giethoorn Netherlands. So beautiful, clean environment and living condition.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/seven-weird-and-wonderful-towns-around-the-world.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Sep 24. 2016 01:01 PM
    The long standing relationship between Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden is not without conflicts. The enmity started since the time of the 5th Dalai Lama, mainly because Dalai Lama’s attendants were jealous of the highly attained Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and felt assured that he will threatened the new position as the King of Tibet of Dalai Lama. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was the last incarnation of Dorje Shugden, as he entered clear light as a result of being murdered by Dalai Lama’s attendants, he arose as Dorje Shugden. As a result of deep regret for what his attendants had done, the Dalai Lama built Trode Khangsar Chapel as an attribution to Dorje Shugden. It is the proof that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector. Even since the enthronement of Dorje Shugden in Trode Khangsar Chapel, it had borne witness to recognitions by the Qing Emperor and His Holiness the 11th Dalai Lama. Thank you very much for this article. Thank you for this article, Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-fifth-dalai-lama-dorje-shugden-%E0%BC%A7%E0%BD%82%E0%BD%BC%E0%BD%84%E0%BC%8B%E0%BD%A6%E0%BC%8B%E0%BD%A3%E0%BE%94%E0%BC%8B%E0%BD%94%E0%BC%8B%E0%BD%86%E0%BD%BA%E0%BD%93%E0%BC%8B%E0%BD%94.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Sep 24. 2016 12:50 PM
    It is fascinating to read about the story of Dalai Lama especially His Holiness’ 5th reincarnation. 1642 marked a significant year for the 5th Dalai Lama was installed as the king of Tibet and it changed history forever. 1649 is the year when the famous Potala palace was completed and it is still standing tall today. It is notable that the 5th Dalai Lama visited Beijing in the year 1652 at the beginning of the Qing dynasty. During the early years that the 5th Dalai Lama was in power, his attendants were jealous of the renowned Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and assassinated him in the year 1656. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen arose as the Dharma Protector in the form of Dorje Shugden. Some years later, in 1662, Panchen Lama entered clear light.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-fifth-dalai-lama-and-his-reunification-of-tibet.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Sep 24. 2016 11:47 AM
    Birds is our feathery friends who co-exist in our environment that we pay so little attention to them. We often forget they have feelings like us and definitely suffer from pain, cold and hunger just like us. As we pay so little attention to them as our neighbors, our actions inevitably create causes for them to suffer. Even though birds spread their wings and fly high, our concrete jungle is a trap for them and they get suffer the hurt that we created. Hence, it is our responsibility to be more mindful and since we can reverse the harm done, we should at least find remedy to lessen the possibility for them to get hurt. Thank you very much Rinpoche for this article as a reminder for us to be mindful towards animals living in our environment.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/how-to-bird-proof-your-windows-to-protect-our-feathered-friends.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Sep 24. 2016 10:40 AM
    Thank you very much Rinpoche and team for the colorful and artistic memes giving us bite size teachings on the benefits of Dorje Shugden. It is easy for us to share with friends and the world too. The additional info shared by Rinpoche in the comments column on Trode Khangsar Chapel is an important message. The chapel is a significant building attributed to Dorje Shugden by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama, as the proof that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector. It is also a way His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama wanted to show the world that his earlier view that Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit had been mistaken. Even since the enthronement of Dorje Shugden in Trode Khangsar Chapel, it had borne witness to recognitions by the Qing Emperor and His Holiness the 11th Dalai Lama. Thank you very much for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/powerful-qualities-of-dorje-shugden-in-memes.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Sep 24. 2016 07:29 AM
    Dear friends around the world,

    This is a very good documentary in which you can learn about the only religion given to the world by UK and how it is growing.

    Remember, knowing more and being exposed to more examples of what others went through for their rights will help us to give parallel examples to bring the ban down.

    The Wiccans were not accepted and considered a cult but now recognized as established religions in the UK and USA. The same will happen for Dorje Shugden practitioners. We don’t have to convince everyone but we do need to press forward to make sure we have equal rights and no discrimination against us because of our chosen faith. TR

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zfwh4oBHD0
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Sep 23. 2016 10:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful and beautiful prayers to Dorje Shugden. It is because of your kindness that we get to know this great Dharma protector.

    May more people are able to practise Dorje Shugden and that the discrimination on the practitioners be stop.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html
  • sonny tan
    Friday, Sep 23. 2016 02:38 PM
    sonny tan on Sep 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    This article has many wonderful advices to all who are in a relationship, those wanting to be in a relationship or already in a relationship. Human are a very complex species, they can jump and switch from being a nice person and a devil next.
    It is rather puzzling on why and what makes us to be like that, basically if we look into this further we may come to a conclusion that we inherited these characters from both of our parents. I would agree to a certain degree that we may have some traits in our system from them but most of it that molded us to be what we are today stems from very many angles.
    Educations, environments, media exposure coupled with the company that we associated and moved around with are the main players that mold us. This character that we outwardly displayed are the result of having unknowingly and unconsciously woven a multi-faceted and intricate web that trap many of us and however hard we tried to spring out of it we find difficulty in doing so and are always revolving around it. A similar analogy would be like being addicted to drugs. We are so engrossed to become what we want to be and show to the world but in the process lost our true self.
    I was a rogue during my growing up years, having no father to provide all the love, guidance and to inspire me to become a responsible adult my character was molded by society and the result was I became very arrogant and developed many other traits that my relatives, friends, associates, colleagues and girlfriends find it hard to accept.
    Through all the trial and tribulations of my life it was Buddhism during the latter part that changed me and I am very thankful that Buddhism was the anchor that grounded me and moved me to a whole new level and have me began a new chapter of my life.
    Be what you are and not what you are not.

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༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
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Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
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More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
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All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
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This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
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Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
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Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
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His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
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Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
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Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Don\'t you love her bag? She\'s stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't you love her bag? She's stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
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Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
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We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it\'s traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
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We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it's traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche with holy Mt Shasta of Northern California in the background: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107430
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Tsem Rinpoche with holy Mt Shasta of Northern California in the background: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107430
We had a nice visit at Mt Shasta, a holy area in Northern California and did a good puja there: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107430
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We had a nice visit at Mt Shasta, a holy area in Northern California and did a good puja there: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107430
I get requests from all around the world to do prayers. For certain individuals it\'s really dire, so I make special candle offerings to the Buddhas for them at my private residence. These are the candles that was offered recently for a very ill young little girl. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
I get requests from all around the world to do prayers. For certain individuals it's really dire, so I make special candle offerings to the Buddhas for them at my private residence. These are the candles that was offered recently for a very ill young little girl. Tsem Rinpoche
This is powerful and true. When someone disappoints you so many times, it cannot be an accident anymore. You need to have compassion for them to not do more negative karma and not allow it anymore and we need need to have compassion for ourselves too and not let them hurt us again.. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is powerful and true. When someone disappoints you so many times, it cannot be an accident anymore. You need to have compassion for them to not do more negative karma and not allow it anymore and we need need to have compassion for ourselves too and not let them hurt us again.. Tsem Rinpoche
Ra Lotsawa\'s personal sacred image of Yamantaka Vajrabhairava. Said to be housed in Samye Monastery, Tibet.
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Ra Lotsawa's personal sacred image of Yamantaka Vajrabhairava. Said to be housed in Samye Monastery, Tibet.
Message from Tsem Rinpoche
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Message from Tsem Rinpoche
This Tara has such a beautiful face...artwork on this is nice
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This Tara has such a beautiful face...artwork on this is nice
This is the road that leads to my house in the mountains. I have a small house and a lake nearby the house and I live there on vegan foods with my pets-Mumu loves running around the meadows. I have a large outdoor Vajra Yogini statue made of stone and we make offerings of juniper leaves burned to her daily as sang. I love living in the mountains away from the senseless repeating of actions in urban life. Urban life with its various pollutions do not connect us to who we are inside. I love this walking path to my retreat home where I will live for the rest of my life and on the way home, I pluck some flowers for my shrine to offer to the Buddha...thank you for allowing me to live here. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is the road that leads to my house in the mountains. I have a small house and a lake nearby the house and I live there on vegan foods with my pets-Mumu loves running around the meadows. I have a large outdoor Vajra Yogini statue made of stone and we make offerings of juniper leaves burned to her daily as sang. I love living in the mountains away from the senseless repeating of actions in urban life. Urban life with its various pollutions do not connect us to who we are inside. I love this walking path to my retreat home where I will live for the rest of my life and on the way home, I pluck some flowers for my shrine to offer to the Buddha...thank you for allowing me to live here. Tsem Rinpoche
 Rinpoche\'s quote is on my mom\'s final resting place. It was chosen by my dad and at that time he said it is the best one for both of them. My dad would be interred next to her when his time comes in the distant future. Pastor David Lai
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Rinpoche's quote is on my mom's final resting place. It was chosen by my dad and at that time he said it is the best one for both of them. My dad would be interred next to her when his time comes in the distant future. Pastor David Lai
Kechara\'s kindly Pastor Shin is in Mumu\'s room doing long life Amitayus retreat and blessings for Mumu, Dharma and Oser (my three doggies) right now. I am very grateful for this. She will complete 10,000 mantras in three days mini retreat to increase their lives, plant positive imprints in their mindstream, bless their health and collect merit indirectly for their future lives to practice dharma..... Tsem Rinpoche August 28, 2016.
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Kechara's kindly Pastor Shin is in Mumu's room doing long life Amitayus retreat and blessings for Mumu, Dharma and Oser (my three doggies) right now. I am very grateful for this. She will complete 10,000 mantras in three days mini retreat to increase their lives, plant positive imprints in their mindstream, bless their health and collect merit indirectly for their future lives to practice dharma..... Tsem Rinpoche August 28, 2016.
You must read this. Wait till you are in a quiet place and not out on the streets or some cafe, but in your rooms and read this twice at least..it is so powerful. I just found it. 


Enjoy it and understand it well: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107335
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You must read this. Wait till you are in a quiet place and not out on the streets or some cafe, but in your rooms and read this twice at least..it is so powerful. I just found it. Enjoy it and understand it well: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107335
This is a short and powerful blog post..be ready to have your heart broken. But you should still read this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107363
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This is a short and powerful blog post..be ready to have your heart broken. But you should still read this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107363
100 holy and beautiful Tsongkapas arrived today!
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100 holy and beautiful Tsongkapas arrived today!
(Tsem Rinpoche\'s doggy) hehehe...Mumu\'s face is always so cute..Mumu is very human-like, when you look into his eyes, it seems like you\'re looking into a human\'s eyes. Mumu has a very different energy than other dogs. He is really like a human.-Karen Chong
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(Tsem Rinpoche's doggy) hehehe...Mumu's face is always so cute..Mumu is very human-like, when you look into his eyes, it seems like you're looking into a human's eyes. Mumu has a very different energy than other dogs. He is really like a human.-Karen Chong
The amount of suffering, fear and pain they have to experience should be experienced by no one whether animal or human. It is heartbreaking to continuously see the sufferings animals endure for our \'pleasures\'. I do feel helpless, but helpless or not, we must create more awareness tirelessly. With awareness, their suffering can eventually be reduced. The ones who are slaughtered, it\'s too late. We can only shed tears but we have to still be concerned about future slaughter of animals and try to prevent. Helping and being kind to animals is not spiritual, strange or unnatural, but pure empathy of understanding their pain in that no sentient beings would want to suffer. Tsem Rinpoche
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The amount of suffering, fear and pain they have to experience should be experienced by no one whether animal or human. It is heartbreaking to continuously see the sufferings animals endure for our 'pleasures'. I do feel helpless, but helpless or not, we must create more awareness tirelessly. With awareness, their suffering can eventually be reduced. The ones who are slaughtered, it's too late. We can only shed tears but we have to still be concerned about future slaughter of animals and try to prevent. Helping and being kind to animals is not spiritual, strange or unnatural, but pure empathy of understanding their pain in that no sentient beings would want to suffer. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear Rinpoche,  I\'ve made some porridge for Rinpoche to have later when Rinpoche is hungry.  Thank you,  Beatrix (Sometime a pot of porridge tells you so much about another person and you just know why you appreciate them so much. Beatrix is such a caring and kind young person. It\'s a pleasure to work with her and have her around. Tsem Rinpoche)
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Dear Rinpoche, I've made some porridge for Rinpoche to have later when Rinpoche is hungry. Thank you, Beatrix (Sometime a pot of porridge tells you so much about another person and you just know why you appreciate them so much. Beatrix is such a caring and kind young person. It's a pleasure to work with her and have her around. Tsem Rinpoche)
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Something nice from Wan San
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An alpine lake at more than 4000 meters in elevation in eastern Tibet
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This is Mount Kailash in Tibet where Vajra Yogini resides. Many Tibetans will go and pay homage to this mountain and do prayers at the base.
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  • September 25, 2016 01:03
    tsering dolker asked: Thukjey che, The answer was impressive but as far as i have read and know ( though very less) menstruation is not considered something as''unclean"' .It is regarded just as a monthly discharge of impurities from the body
    pastor answered: Dear Tsering Dolker, Thank you. Answering your Dharma questions is what the Kechara Pastors are here for. I completely agree with you on this regards. In my previous answer, I was not saying that I or anyone else at Kechara holds this mistaken view about women. I was just stating that some people may hold this view about women in regards to your original question. Please do feel free to ask more Dharma questions if you have any. Thank you.
  • September 24, 2016 23:14
    Ling po asked: What r the unique siddhis one can attain from the practice of chakrasamvara
    pastor answered: Dear Ling Po, The practice of the deity Chakrasamvara belongs to the Anuttarayoga Tantra (Highest Yoga Tantra) and as such the greatest of the siddhis attainable is complete enlightenment within one lifetime. Siddhis are actually of two types. These are called mundane siddhis and supra-mundane siddhis. Mundane siddhis are abilities that usually only last for one lifetime. However supra-mundane siddhis are abilities that are never lost as they arise from our accumulated merits. These abilities are with us from lifetime to lifetime until we achieve enlightenment. Generally speaking the benefits of Chakrasamvara’s practice include the transformation of one’s mind, purification of past negative actions and the clearing of obstacles. This is coupled with the accumulation of merits, wealth, attainments and good health. Specifically Chakrasamvara practice grants the siddhi of abandoning the twelve interdependent links of samsara (represented by his twelve arms) through the four doors of liberation (symbolised by his four faces). These four doors are: (1) an understanding of emptiness, (2) signlessness or absence of attributes, (3) wishlessness or the absence of aspiration and (4) the ultimate emptiness or the lack of composition of all phenomena. Through Chakrasamvara practice one can also harness the usually destructive energies of attachment, anger, desire and hatred as a means to achieving enlightenment. Instead of supressing these energies, you channel these negative energies into something beneficial. As an Anuttarayoga Tantric practice, the unique attainments Chakrasamvara grants is preventing ordinary or uncontrolled death; and transforming the bardo (intermediate stage between death and rebirth) and the process of rebirth as paths towards enlightenment. Usually during these process we are at the mercy of the effects of our karma. But this system can grant you the unique power to control these events. During our practice of Chakrasamvara we actually transform our perception of all mundane experience as a higher spiritual path. On a side note, but an important one, Heruka Chakrasamvara’s practice is unique amongst all the Buddhist tantras. While all the others degenerate over time, Chakrasamvara’s practice is the only tantra whose effectiveness actually increases as the times degenerate further. Therefore we are extremely fortune if we are able to make a connection with Chakrasamvara, especially in our current Kaliyuga age. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • September 22, 2016 22:15
    tsering dolker asked: Chaktsal Rinpochee khen it is said that buddhism believes in gender equality then why aren't we allowed to enter in certain temples?
    pastor answered: Dear Tsering Dolker, Thank you for your question. You have asked a very good question. The Buddhas are enlightened beings therefore they have equanimity for all sentient beings including men and women. However, as you have said, some temples do not allow women to enter. This is most likely due to the fact that one or more of the deities that have shrines in the temple are not enlightened beings. For example there may be a temple to a certain god. This god could have a consort such as a goddess or unenlightened dakini. Since unenlightened beings are still subject to emotions, this consort may become jealous or angry at seeing another women in the temple, therefore cause the woman harm. For this reason, women may not be allowed to enter the temple. On the other hand there are some people who believe that during a woman’s monthly cycle, she become ritually ‘unclean’ due to her bodily processes. At this time women may not be allowed to enter certain temples as they are ‘unclean’. There are others that believe that during a woman’s monthly cycle, since there are major changes happening in the body, this effects the energy or ‘winds’ in their bodies. At this point they are susceptible to outside energies, and being inside a temple where there is a powerful being, this may have a negative effect on them. This is why they are sometimes not allowed inside. However the examples I have given above are for temples in which there are unenlightened deities. Most Tibetan Buddhist temples will not include these unenlightened deities such as these. For example in Kechara, since we pray to the enlightened Buddhas, women can enter all our temples. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • September 19, 2016 23:07
    Harold Musetescu asked: What can you tell be about "Green Vajrapani"? Thank you
    pastor answered: Dear Harold Musetescu, Thank you for your question. There are many forms of Vajrapani. Could you provide me with more information as to the specific form of Vajrapani that you would like to know about? Personally, I have not come across a form of Green Vajrapani in my personal practice, therefore I cannot give you any more information. If you can provide me with the specific name of the deity you would like to know more about I may be able to find out. However, I do know of a green form of Vajrapani, who belongs to the mandala of the Kalachakra deity. In this form, Vajrapani is green, with three faces. These are green, red and white. He has six hands. In his right hands he holds a Vajra, curved flaying knife and axe. While in his left hands he holds a bell, a skull and head of Brahma. I hope this helps. Thank you.
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    Lunezia asked: Dear Pastor, what do you think about Rudolf Steiner and his works? Thank you and greetings from Italy
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