Reincarnation: True or false?

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Dear students and friends,

I would like the share with everyone a great video that I found on reincarnation. In Buddhism, Buddha Shakyamuni taught on the existence of karma and what happens to us after we die in this lifetime… We know that after death, we will be reborn again – into a different state, body and even plane of existence.

There are many people who do not believe in the existence of reincarnation… simply because they cannot remember their past lives and that it hasn’t been proven scientifically yet. But science is limited and cannot prove everything. Reincarnation cannot be disproved also. Also Western culture had a strong predominant belief in reincarnation centuries ago as attested by Pythagoras and Socrates.

What happens if someone tells you that they can remember their past life? That they know of names and places they have never come across before in this lifetime – yet their memories of it are so vivid, so real… and can all be matched up by real events… 

Watch these videos about how a few children can remember themselves in their past life… and even lives…PLEASE LISTEN TO MP3 file on Dr. Brian Weiss who is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale. He was very skeptical on reincarnation, but after 25 years of research, he cannot deny reincarnation. I HIGHLY recommend you listen to Dr. Weiss.

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Extraordinary People: The boy who lived before

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Reincarnation – Discovery Channel

 

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Dr Brian Weiss: Same Soul, Many Bodies

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17 Responses to Reincarnation: True or false?

  1. Joy on Jan 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Reincarnation and ancient belief of the Buddhist and Hindus or just basically one of the laws of existence which Buddha taught thousands of years ago. It’s funny how the West always makes it such a huge mystical mystery of some other force at work… there is no other force folks… it’s basically just you yourself isn’t it? It’s hilarious because we know Dharma but for those who shun this thought or is discouraged from thinking so, it is a huge phenomena. It is interesting to see how even the most conservative and narrow minded are force to open up and look in to the possibilities of an after life when they face to face with evidences that are too compelling too genuine to be ignored. Hence if there is reincarnation it means there is also karma which determines our future life ;)

  2. sarahyap on Jan 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Reincarnation do exists, regardless of what religion we are in, all religions talks about reincarnation… it is whether a person want’s to misinterpret it to something else or not.

    To some people, knowing about reincarnation infact probably will make them think “Oh well, if I don’t make it in this life, I always have another life to make up for it”… I think that thinking to a certain level is so wrong…

    As a person that studies little Dharma such as myself, I feel after knowing about reincarnation and the 6 realms of samsara… I truly feel everything is urgent and I want to get out of samsara! After all, reincarnation does not say that you’d be guaranteed a life in the human realm… what happens if you miss your chance in this lifetime to do Dharma and reborn as a dog in the next life? Such a waste…

    I hope with everyone realizing that reincarnation is real, they will see that this life is as insignificant as a speck of sand in the desert… So pointless to accumulate when we will leave it eventually at the time of death and take on a new rebirth only to crave more because that is all we have been doing in the last life. The only way to make our lives meaningful is to focus out… live for others. It is only in others can we then truly find happiness and is the way out of reincarnating within samsara.

  3. Anila on Jan 8, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Thank you Rinpoche, for sharing this reincarnation video. This and other stories like this one proves that there is reincarnation. The boy Cameron who remembers his previous life’s family and missing his mother reminds me of the Tibetan lamas who when young can also remember their previous life. They long for the monastery and they can recognise people like their former attendants and so on. The majority of people forget their past lives because of karmic obscurations. In order to recall past existences, one has to meditate like the Buddha. But one can also resort to hypnotism which may or may not work.

  4. ERIC LEE KHJB on Jan 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    身为一名佛教徒,我坚决的相信轮回转世,因为这是唯一可以解释许多发生在人的事情上。为什么有事时我们会觉得和某些人似曾相识,对某些没有去过的地方感到熟悉,和初相识的人相处的特别融洽,等等。现在,更有这么多的视频可以证明轮回的真实性,不管在在科学或宗教的角度都一再的说明了轮回的存在,所以也因为有轮回,我们在能有机会成为更好的人,所以大家一起来努力修习佛法,让自己的来世可以变得更好。

  5. jennifer on Jan 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these videos with us.

    I truly believe in Reincarnation! I read many books on this subject and i know that even in Christianity , there are many references to reincarnation in the Old Testaments and in the New Testaments (in all the 4 Gospels). However in the present day, the average Christian church do not permit the teaching nor acceptance of this doctrine. In the Jewish sacred books like the Zohar, the Manasseh ben Israel , the doctrine of reincarnation is also mentioned by the term ‘migration of the soul’.

    I remembered an elderly relative telling me this wonderful story of her grand nephew, who at the age of 3 years old, looked at the old family photos on the wall and named everyone in the photos by their names (all these people in the photos have long been deceased ), then pointing at the photo of the patriarch in the photo , declared that is him ! (The patriarch would be this little boy’s great grandfather). This little fellow had all the time refused to address his grandfather by the traditional term ‘Ah Kong’ (the chinese term for grandfather) but would insist on calling him by his nickname ,a name that was only used by the patriarch for his son since birth. No one had told the little boy this very special nickname nor had anyone shown him any photos of any of the ancestors. This is a true story and is still being told whenever the family meets up. The little boy is now in his late thirties and he only has a vague memory of that particular period of this childhood.

    Reincarnation is an essential part of the whole life and death cycle. It cannot be taken out of the equation !

  6. Lim Han Nee on Jan 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the video on young people who remembered their past lives. Together with the affirmation by Dr Weiss,via regression therapy on his patients (and their recounting of their past lives), these stories of the two boys, especially Cameron,do bring home the point that there is no doubt that reincarnation exists.

    Though some of Cameron’s recollections do not tally with what was unearthed through study of past records, yet we can see clearly how deeply moved he was when he visited his past life’s home. Such emotions as he displayed, especially coming from a young child, speak volumes for the authenticity of his remembering his past life.

    2000 cases of children who could recall their past lives have been investigated; and there is a ‘consistency’ about their manner of recounting what they recollected about their past lives that strongly supports the fact that re-incarnation does exist.

    Skeptics may scoff at the idea of reincarnation and say things like people wanting to believe in reincarnation because they seek comfort in the thought that they are coming back here again after they die.Yet the fact is that, for a Buddhist, reincarnation and karma go hand in hand, to keep us on a path of abandonment of non-virtuous actions for fear of being reborn in the lower realms after death.

  7. Adrian Cho on Jan 12, 2013 at 4:01 am

    This video and story was so nice, that we can knows more about reincarnation :) It is definitely true and I believed it, that all is depends on our Karma to reborn be human again in different body. If we don’t have this good Karma, I’m sure we won’t reborn be human again :)

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this meaningful post to us.

  8. Natalie on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you for these videos on reincarnation. I especially like the Dr Weiss talk, and what he had found through his regressions of patients, like the idea that we are here to learn lessons on how to be more compassionate and less violent. It was also interesting that he found people tended to meet the same people throughout their different lives. I also found it amazing that he had progressed people into the future and one man talked of coming from another planet to earth in a previous life!

    • sarahyap on Mar 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Hi Natalie,

      Yes, I like Dr Brian’s talk too. I was brought up with a background that believes in reincarnation and karma, but Dr Brian’s books were the first one that showed me solid prove that reincarnation exists and is actually recognized in modern science. Amazing isn’t it? I wonder if there are any other things within the Buddhist context which can be proven true with increasing advancements in science and the understanding of the human mind.

  9. Henry Ooi on Jan 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I am a believer of reincarnation, reading and watching documentary videos of doctors and scientists investigating and interviewing people who claim they have recollections of their past lives further cement my belief. So many proofs of remembering past life events, names, faces only these people knew that happened in their previous lives; and of birthmarks, scars and inflicted wounds caused in their previous lives and appearing in their present, are hard not to believe that reincarnation exists.

  10. Paul Clifton on Feb 4, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Tsemtulku, I also hold vivid memories of my previous life. I was a female child living in western Pennsylvania and die around the age of eight years old. I am now 55 years of age and the first dream like visions started at age 7 and repeated the dream from the beginning and continue further into the memory at 12, 19 and 24. at 24 years of age the memories never surfaced again. these memories had such an impression upon my heart that I always knew this was more than a dream. Around 1987 my wife and I took a trip to western Pennsylvania for a nation Rainbow gathering and took a detour from the normal route due to the day being extremely hot and the air-cooled engine in my Vw van couldn’t handle the heat of the day so we took a valley route. along this valley drive we came upon a small town. I immediately recognize the place and looked up onto a high hill. there was my home exactly as in the memories of this previous life. I wanted to stop at the house to see if my relatives still lived there and describe the thing in the up stairs attic to give more strength to my story. I never did stop in ,because I know this was not part of realizing the truth and didn’t want to upset anyone with a stranger coming into the house claiming to be a previous occupant. I talk to another Buddhist teacher that I meet once a year and he say’s the masters call this memory just and echo of the past. know I feel that this explains the memory since I couldn’t make sense of how this memory can with the present mind that I have now. Any more ideals on this my friend?

  11. David Lai on Feb 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Personally, I was ambivalent about reincarnation from the beginning. I have always thought that it is like what the Christian say about God. It must exist but there’s no hardcore proof of it, This is until I met Rinpoche and what he told me of the High Lamas in the monastery. There are many spiritually attained masters that could recall people from their previous lives. Some have even self-recognized their own previous lives. Is this amazing or what?!

    And these days, Rinpoche had been particularly active in blogging all manner of information for our knowledge and contemplation. Some of my most favourite are these kinda posts that makes us think and reflect on the evidence presented. I think such blog post show that reincarnation do exist because there are just too many evidences around the world and from cultures and people who didn’t believe in reincarnation. On top of that, their details can sometimes be verified. There’s also a growing interest in past life regression therapy and study. All this must co-relate to the fact that reincarnation does happen. I do think that it is a natural progression for all of us and it wasn’t invited in India by the Hindus or even by the Buddha. It was merely observed by them and it became part of their mainstream thought.

  12. Sharon Saw on Feb 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I do believe in reincarnation because of the overwhelming evidence. Perhaps there is not enough scientific evidence but with documentaries like this as well as documented stories of reincarnated masters in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, i am convinced.

    Even the great Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras (c. 570-495 BC) believed in reincarnation… and he wasn’t a Buddhist. He said, “All things change, nothing perishes. As a wax is stamped with certain figures, then melted, then stamped anew with others, yet it is always the same wax. So, the soul being always the same yet wears at different times different forms.” (http://www.bartleby.com/181/341.html)

    Perhaps if people stop associating reincarnation with Buddhism and dismissing it because of that association but instead, look at reincarnation on its own merits, they would be more open to the concept. Buddha did not invent reincarnation, he merely explained his observation of it. Reincarnation is not a Buddhist concept but a universal one.

  13. VinnieTan on Mar 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Reincarnation is just so remarkable. Many people have heard about this not so few of us do know what is going on due to the lack on knowledge on this issue. Also adding on to the fact that there is lack of scientific verification, hence not having many that believes in reincarnation. Hopefully more scientists would believe this and do a detail research to educate all in the world.

  14. Andrew Boon on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    For me, the thing about reincarnation is such… I do not disbelief its existence… on the contrary I believe very strongly it exist, even from a young age. There were things that were beyond explanation that only a past life could shed some light on.

    Hence for me, the fact of the matter is not whether reincarnation exists… it DOES! It is whether we choose to believe in it wholeheartedly with “karmic repercussions” and all or we choose to ignore it and hence seemingly not accountable to the karmic repercussions. The latter of course is to justify what we know in our hearts is incorrect or not serving us in the long run. Very simple really, for me at least!

  15. Sean Wang on Jun 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Reincarnation is one of the most fundamental laws of spiritual existence. The East has mostly accepted this theory as it has been running within our culture for decades through Buddhism and for some, Hinduism.

    I find it quite hilarious how the West thinking it is a huge mystery. As Dr. Brian Weiss has shown, there is proof of reincarnation, hard evidence.

    It is interesting to see how the skeptics slowly change their views of reincarnation upon finding out more and seeing the evidence.

  16. Ck siah on Nov 22, 2013 at 9:13 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享。我们大家能皈依仁波切门下绝对不是偶然的事,这也是我们前几世的印记和因缘才能转世在今世跟仁波切再续结缘。随喜!随喜!所以我们今生再继续的跟随仁波切修习佛法和听取仁波切的教诲和开示,让我们一起跟随仁波切弘扬佛法,利益众生。

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  • abby foo
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 08:01 PM)
    Now I understand, spirituality is NEVER about how great my practice, my Guru, my lineage are. Spirituality is NOT a competition of I am better than you or I am the best, spirituality is NEVER about right or wrong, higher or lower, bad or good. All these are what make us bitter and unhappy, and are the reasons why we came to seek spirituality because we know deep down inside we should be someone with a more opened heart that accepts and tolerates. Why putting ourselves back to the bitter situation again when we are in spiritual?

    Then what is spirituality? From Tsem Rinpoche’s actions and teachings, I know loyalty IS spirituality. Humble, tolerance, respect, understanding, keeping promises and being kind are spirituality no matter what you practice, no matter what is your religion/belief. All the qualities above have nothing to do with what your religion/belief are, but how you act, speak and think determine if you are a spiritual person.

    Those who don’t like Dorje Shugden, why keep condemning people over and over? Why speaks against it over and over? If you think you going to stop people from getting ‘harm’ because Dorje Shugden is bad, your intention is to stop harm, but why end up you actually CREATING HARM everytime you speak against Dorje Shugden and put those who practice it down??? If your intention is pure and kind, then the results should be pure and kind too, but obviously you are hurting people’s belief and emotions, and you show no respect to people.
  • Ashlee
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 05:33 PM)
    Buddhism is about following the true lineage passed down from Buddha Shakyamuni to his disciples and i personally find that Buddhist teachings are very logical hence i continue to learn and practice it by following my Guru, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. If Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector practices by high lamas such as Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and passed down to Tsem Rinpoche, how can they be doing the wrong practice? After all, Dorje Shugden is an “Enlightened Protector” and not just any normal worldly protector. Enlightened protector are suppose to help excel our Dharma practice and help us clear away our Dharma obstacles in this degenerate age. Logically speaking, then how can an enlightened protector bring harm to us or even help us to harm others? Also how can an enlightened being harm another enlightened being? That is illogical.Each of us bring with us imprints from previous lives and for some of us, we do have strong affinity with Dorje Shugden due to our practices from previous lives. I personally feel that i have a very strong affinity with Dorje Shugden protector and if it’s good enough for my Lama and his root Gurus and other high lamas to practice it, i think i can safely practice it without any doubt and at the same time still respect H.H. Dalai Lama. Thank you Rinpoche for speaking up.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 05:25 PM)
    Tsem Rinpoche: I hadn’t spoken up about the Dorje Shugden ‘conflict’ for 15 years. Let me explain why: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57431.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 05:24 PM)
    When we find kind people, We appreciate them, When we find difficult people, We find ways to forgive them, When we find sad people, We find ways to uplift them, When we find people without hope, We find a way to give them light, By doing this tirelessly, We find our true selves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 05:08 PM)
    When we find kind people,
    We appreciate them,
    When we find difficult people,
    We find ways to forgive them,
    When we find sad people,
    We find ways to uplift them,
    When we find people without hope,
    We find a way to give them light,
    By doing this tirelessly,
    We find our true selves.~Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 01:34 PM)
    Steve Tobias can think beyond the box and yes he is right. I am only doing what my guru has instructed me to do over 26 years ago. No politics, leaders or other masters will change my practice or change what I have promised my guru to do. Guru devotion is everything to me and it always will be. Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-people.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 01:33 PM)
    Steve Tobias can think beyond the box and yes he is right. I am only doing what my guru has instructed me to do over 26 years ago. No politics, leaders or other masters will change my practice or change what I have promised my guru to do. Guru devotion is everything to me and it always will be. Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-people.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 01:32 PM)
    A comment left on the post: DORJE SHUGDEN PEOPLE http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-people.html

    Submitted on 2015/01/27 at 8:04 am
    I know that Rinpoche’s actions are making me think more deeply about my practice. I haven’t had a reason to really think about Dorje Shugden before, or what I would do if Rinpoche or Kechara practiced it. It is very taboo, and so it requires contemplation. If it wasn’t taboo, we wouldn’t be thinking deeply about it. If we appreciate Rinpoche’s kindness and think about all he has done, it is impossible run away at the simple mentioning of a dharma protector. Therefore we are forced to confront the topic of Dorje Shugden and come to a conclusion.

    In other words, is it really truthful to ignore every single one of Rinpoche’s blogs, videos, teachings, how he has helped the homeless and animals, how he has spread dharma, because of one thing? That one thing may be big depending on one’s commitments, but if you look Rinpoche has written in detail about the subject to help guide our minds. If it was just a random negative action with no instructions, it would be different.

    I personally may initially feel shock at the announcement, or have opinions, and those opinions change, and I may feel uncomfortable, but comfort is an obstacle to dharma practice. Rinpoche is keeping his commitments with his gurus, and we are supposed to do the same. I don’t need to practice Dorje Shugden, and I’m sure not all Kecharians will either. And during the times that Rinpoche gave me advice, he mentioned many Buddhas and even graciously sent me Buddhas, but not once told me to do this or that dharma protector practice, ever. He genuinely cares about his students. I feel that his real life students feel the same way, which is why many of them do not need to second-guess the choice of the new dharma protector. I thank Rinpoche for allowing me to get out of my routine for a few days to give serious thought about the issue. Whether I have moments of agreeing, disagreeing, re-agreeing, it doesn’t change that when I sit down to do my sadhana I’m not going to change the guru who I visualize as Buddha.

    Between Rinpoche’s two posts on this subject there is a repost from a few years ago when Rinpoche gave offerings to Theravada monks with his students. We would like to think that Dorje Shugden discriminates against Nyingma teachings, and so we are clean if we don’t practice it. If we look right in the tantra vows it says not to spend more than 7 nights in the house of a Hinayana. Does that mean we all discriminate? Or maybe we should investigate the truth further? Here Rinpoche is giving Hinayana monks offerings with his students with nothing but words of admiration. Are we going to pretend that it never happened?

    From Steve Tobias
  • Gina
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 11:38 AM)
    May those who practice Dorje Shugden in India be no longer segregate.
    May they be able to live in peace and practice their deity freely.
    May there be peace among all buddhist brothers and sisters, specially in India.
  • Gina
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 11:35 AM)
    Thank you so much, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for speaking out your truth!
    Much love here for you and may there be peace and harmony for all.
  • Gina
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 11:33 AM)
    I have been practicing Dorje Shugden for years in the USA. And although I live in a free country and do not feel the limitations and humiliations caused by the Dalai Lama ban upon this practice I have always felt a certain discomfort (almost like shame) to say in public that I am a Shugden practitioner (so, I have to recognize the ban had a psychological impact on my me). Tsem Tulku Rinpoche decision to clarify his position openly on this matter helped me to feel perfectly fine for being a Shugden follower. No I am no longer a shame to speak out: YES, I am s Shugden practicioner!
  • tsemtulku
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 03:27 AM)
    Protectors are not our main point of worship. Protectors function is not as important as the Buddhas. If we wish to have a altar, in the centre should be our Guru, Buddha or Tsongkapa. Then on the left and right are any Buddhas. Then besides that is the Protectors. We must focus on Lord Tsongkapa for our practice daily or Manjushri, and last practice we do is protector. More important than that is the practice of Lam Rim and Lojong teachings. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
  • Paloma
    (Monday, Jan 26. 2015 10:24 PM)
    I have been practicing DS for a while and I’ve got nothing but the increase of my compassion and wisdom from practicing the teachings. The New Kadampa Tradition transformed my self and helped me to purify my mind. I apply the teachings and now I’m much a more peaceful, patient and loving person. However, because of all this controversy and propaganda against the New Kadampa Tradition there were times, specially in the beginning of my association with them, in which I felt doubt and discouragement (because I was used to believe the DL was such an authority…) … I was even almost giving up the dharma because of all this polemic, but then I decided to check for my self and follow my own inner guidance. I am so happy I did so. These teachings (The New Kadampa Tradition) are based on the teachings of Je Tsongkhapa,the King of the Dharma.
    Much love,
    Paloma
  • Paloma
    (Monday, Jan 26. 2015 09:34 PM)
    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for taking the stand.
    Much love,
    Paloma, a DS practitioner.
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Jan 26. 2015 08:20 PM)
    I have some questions regarding Dorje Shugden. Can you take a moment to help me? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57386

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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I hadn't spoken up about the Dorje Shugden 'conflict' for 15 years. Let me explain why: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57431
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Scotch and Mykol who are Valentina's wonderful good friends came to our LA Tsem Ladrang to have dinner. I am so glad they can come as they are nice friends. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
January 15, 2015. On today's Vajra Yogini day, the ladrang arranged a Vajra Yogini mandala made of flowers as an offering. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche 
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January 15, 2015. Today is Vajra Yogini day. So Pastor Jj and our wonderful team has arranged these beautiful offerings on my shrine. Nice.  Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Uncle Lai for years now without a miss comes in once a week to clean the altar of the ladrang. To clean the sacred spots where holy images reside is considered good purification of karmas. He never misses this and then upon completion he makes nice fresh offerings. Uncle Lai is generally a very kind and reliable person. We all love him. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche said to me a few years back that in order to practice or teach dharma these days, it's like being a white crow among the black. That means we will stand out and look unusual. But no matter what we must persevere. I miss this great teacher so much since his passing. He was gentle, scholarly, erudite, accomplished in sutra and tantra and had a very loving demeanor. He treated everyone equally and his vows of a monk were spotless. He was like a bright sun in the night sky. Even the first time I met him, he impacted me very strongly. I have received many teachings from him. He was a student of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and H. H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I brought 60 students with me from various countries to have audience with Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche the last time I had a chance to gaze upon his golden face. His perfect incarnation has returned. May he manifest in this incarnation as the previous. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche with his close disciple Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. Very beautiful and old vintage picture. TR
2 weeks ago
This was the first woman to request Buddha to become a nun. Because of her, the nun's tradition began. She is a Arhat in the Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Tradition. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
January 10, 2015. Nice to see Kecharians studying the dharma together today. I really enjoy seeing this and Pastor Shin was leading the class. Thank you.
3 weeks ago
How lucky I would be to live here...TR
3 weeks ago
Must share this wisdom always. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is wonderful to remember. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Pastor Niral giving a talk in Kechara. Wonderful.
3 weeks ago
January 9, 2015. Pastor Seng Piow takes his little nephew out for some toy shopping. The little guy was waiting anxiously to go out. 
3 weeks ago
His Holiness 9th Panchen Lama in Calcutta in 1905.
3 weeks ago
How nice. What a great gift from Mavis Yeh.  Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I was so lucky to get teachings by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche today on the SIX YOGAS OF NAROPA translated by Kyabje Zasep Rinpoche. And also Kyabje Zasep Rinpoche was the one who sent me these videos. How fortunate for me to get this. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
We have wonderful Kechara dharma seniors who are good and caring guides for our precious youths. I am happy to see this. Youths are so important. We must love them, respect them and share dharma with them to they mature into good people. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
Beautiful Lady Buddha, not everyone has realized you are the alpha and omega of our inner liberation. Our mind constantly wanders in karmic creations weary yet still travelling of no choice. I seek the solace of your embrace to experience great bliss and home. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Does this picture remind you where all of our lives are eventually heading to? It's just where in line are you right now? But you still are in line.  Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
We have to save this one and reflect upon it. TR
4 weeks ago
Very powerful. Never be stuck in our comfort zones. Think out of the box and do more to accomplish our goals. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
I love this type of environment so much. TR
1 month ago
Special gifts of toys and snacks for some special doggies...
1 month ago
This is very helpful. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
We have to be ready to change when we seek a teacher otherwise stay hidden.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
15 minutes to watch this will blow your mind: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=55883
1 month ago
H.H. the current Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche -December 2014
1 month ago
December 2014-His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche in front of the largest Tsongkapa statue in the world. This Tsongkapa is in Champa Ling Monastery, Chamdo, Tibet. 
1 month ago
This is the perfect setting of the environment of where I like to live. With trees, blue waters, mountains, green, speckled with flowers. TR
1 month ago
Nothing can be found without searching for it. Just because others say you can't do it or don't believe in you or you can't see it, doesn't mean it cannot exist. Never give up!~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This Manjushri is in Kechara's publishing wing. Stunning. TR
1 month ago
This Tara is beautiful. Save the pictures. TR
1 month ago
Having dinner with special friends from around the world. We are honored to be with Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. 
1 month ago
This is very powerful. Share it. TR
2 months ago
Decemeber 2014-They just finished their Tsongkapa retreat and I am so glad for them. TR
2 months ago
We have so many mysteries and some can be proven while others not. TR
2 months ago
Amazing and so appropriate for some. 
2 months ago
This is so true and we have to think about it carefully. 
2 months ago
This is so true. It makes sense. 
2 months ago
Good dharma friends explore interesting places together.
2 months ago
These powerful quotes are timeless and I must read from time to time. It brings sanity, peace and focus. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
This is very interesting news. News I thought was not possible. 
2 months ago
This is good advice. I will do more and more of this as it's time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Good dharma friends go a long way together as they can work together to benefit many beings. Kudos to friends in the Dharma. TR
2 months ago
Besides Willow Creek, California, this spot in Washington state is another area where many Bigfoot sightings occur frequently. TR
2 months ago
BREAKING NEWS: India has banned the import of animal tested cosmetics. Coming just few months after they banned cosmetics testing in Indian labs, the import ban now makes India the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia. Now it's time for Australia to end cruel cosmetics. My bill has been on the books for months, and the Labor and Liberal parties still haven't come to the table. It's time for action. Join our call to end cruel cosmetics. Visit http://grns.mp/end-cruel-cosmetics
2 months ago
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    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29986205
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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
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    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
    4 months ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    5 months ago
  • 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
    Dalai Lama watching TV
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  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    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.
    8 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 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
    9 months ago
  • 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
    11 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
    11 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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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    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
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
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    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
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  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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Weekly White Tara puja dedicated to the long life and stable health of our precious Guru at Kechara House gompa was led by KH Ng and assisted by Pastor Gim Lee. Lucy Yap
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Weekly White Tara puja dedicated to the long life and stable health of our precious Guru, H.E.Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara House gompa was led by KH Ng and assisted by Pastor Gim Lee. Lucy Yap
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Death is truth and avoiding it will make it more frightening when our time comes.~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/557318948593471488 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Fear is part and parcel of projections.~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/557937272155168768 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~我的护法神如何让我从病中痊愈~ http://zhandugu.blog.163.com/blog/static/14152094820150263426270 确吉拉(Choje-la)是7位伟大佛法护法神的官方神谕。过去的30年来,护法神能降神于他,控制他的身和语,借其身作传递讯息、预言、训诫的媒介,更可以借其身给人治疗病痛。确吉拉并不是一位平凡的僧人,他是经受前世至尊嘉杰赤江仁波切及嘉杰托摩格西仁波切亲自栽培,且是一位训练有素的僧人。40余年前,他获得嘉杰赤江仁波切的认可,授权成为官方邦隆神谕。这些高僧大德亲自训练确吉拉,打通其体内通道,好让7位不同的佛教护法能降神于他。色拉美寺乃确吉拉之母寺,现他为色邦寺之成员。我一向都没有跟确吉拉有任何很深的交情,也不太认识他,直到3年前......~ 詹杜固仁波切 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~你选俗世之道,还是佛法之道?~ http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/are-you-secular-or-spiritual.html 世界上是否存在滥用本身地位的上师?他们又做了些什么?或许有这样的上师,不过若真如此,你就该透过法律途径去寻求补偿,并且停止继续无止尽地谈论了一回又一回,因为这样做并没有让我们变成更好的人,反而让我们看起来像是失心疯、小气和……事实上,它并没有让我们好看。这是我个人的看法,我或许是错的,但我要表达的很简单:你是否要从俗世的眼光还是佛法修行的眼光看待本身与上师的关系。如果你用俗世的眼光,你就失去了修持密续的资格;如果从佛法修行的眼光来看,你就没有资格用俗世的方法来毁谤任何一位上师。 ~詹杜固仁波切 From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
Love is not blind, but projections are. ~ Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
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Fear is part and parcel of projections.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
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《药师佛法会》药师佛在证悟成佛前许下这个愿望,以他治疗者的无比威力治遍世间疾苦。具备治愈神力的药师佛法会,能为有需要的人治愈生理,心理和情绪等各方面的痛楚。# 詹杜固仁波切 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com (Cynthia Ng)
6 hours ago
Freedom of choice is for everyone. ~ Tsem RInpoche_share by Frederick Law
6 hours ago
Whenever others say you can't pray to this or that, you just walk away.~ Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
6 hours ago
Shall we ban any religion, faith or forms of worship in today's world? ~ Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
6 hours ago
Join in Dzambala puja consistently will stabilize your financial condition. On other hands, the prayer also can open our miserly mind and create good cause for us practice generosity in external material and internal wealth. From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
Religious freedom is the right of every world citizen~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/557481738113273859 From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
Love is not blind, but projections are. ~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/557936572264239106 From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
When we make a commitment, we should always honor it.~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/557315902652178432 From: June Tang (Khjb)
6 hours ago
Freedom of choice is for everyone. ~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/557937806509481984 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Om Vajrapani Hung With a single stare, all negativities are tamed by Vajrapani.~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/557318156750839808 From: June Tang (khjb)
6 hours ago
Clarity arises from making an effort to understand phenomena.~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/557318427249868800 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Don't fear the difficulties in spiritual goals but fear how it would be without it~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/556880620047978496 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Be true to others in front of them as well as behind them.~Tsem Rinpche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/557317497053933568 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Weekly Dzambala puja at Kechara (JB) lead by Casteven Lim. From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Penang Study Group has completed this week White Tara puja for H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's long life and stable health. - Soon Huat
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Homeless No More! Wong starting his job as a cook in a restaurant today! Justin@KSK
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A new volunteer, Shuni came to Kechara Puja House to help make torma flowers and whatever assistance required today. 27Jan15 may ong
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