52 Years of Generosity

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As a child, Rinpoche remembers having a lot of toys to play with, thanks to the generosity of his adoptive mother Dana Bugayeff

As a child, Rinpoche remembers having a lot of toys to play with, thanks to the generosity of his adoptive mother Dana Bugayeff

Those who have the merits to be in Rinpoche’s sphere will very quickly realise that one of Rinpoche’s most prominent qualities is that of generosity. It is a quality that has always inspired me because not only is the scope of Rinpoche’s generosity vast and far-reaching, but it also comes after a lifetime of difficulties. From the moment of his birth when he was rejected by his birth mother, to the abuse he suffered under his adoptive parents, to the physical difficulties he faced in Gaden Monastery, right until the time he was instructed to stay in Malaysia and teach – Rinpoche has experienced more pain and obstacles than the average human being.

For me, that is what makes Rinpoche’s generosity so special because although Rinpoche himself only experienced kindness and generosity from time to time, Rinpoche has never made his own sufferings a reason to cause suffering to others.

Rinpoche has always maintained that the main influence for his generosity was his adoptive mother, Dana Bugayeff. Although she suffered from severe schizophrenia that remained undiagnosed until her later years, during her periods of lucidity, she would be extremely generous towards everyone around her. Rinpoche, for example, was the recipient of countless toys and whatever Rinpoche asked for, as long as it was unrelated to Dharma, he would get it. This I learned first-hand from one of Rinpoche’s cousins, Sara, who said everybody always loved going over to the Bugayeff’s house, the adults because of the hospitality and food that Dana would shower them with, and the children because of the basement full of Rinpoche’s toys that they got to play with.

Rinpoche with his beloved adoptive mother Dana Bugayeff, whom Rinpoche credits as being one of the first people to show him what it is like to give without agenda.

Rinpoche with his beloved adoptive mother Dana Bugayeff, whom Rinpoche credits as being one of the first people to show him what it is like to give without agenda.

Dana is also fondly remembered as having brought in nearly-homeless people into the family home, to feed them a good meal at the family dining table. She would carry around in her car boot a shovel and snowchains during winter, since winters in New Jersey were especially harsh and the snow could pile up to 6ft. This would inevitably result in many cars getting stuck in the snow. With her shovel and snowchains, Dana would dig these cars out of the snow so the drivers could safely resume their journeys.

Most notably, Dana never expected anything in return, whether it was recognition or payment. Hence Rinpoche always says he learned this attitude of giving in abundance, with no agenda, from his adoptive mother.

Over the last 20 years, countless people have been recipients of Rinpoche’s generosity. The list below, therefore, is by no means an exhaustive record of all the times Rinpoche has given to others. This generosity also inspires me to practise gratitude because, as you will see below, I have been the recipient of Rinpoche’s kindness in all ways, big and small.

 

Gaden Monastery

  • Redoing the entire flooring of Gaden Lachi, which is the main prayer hall used by over 3,000 monks from both Gaden Jangtse and Gaden Shartse monasteries.
The flooring of Gaden Lachi undergoing renovations. The entire retiling of Gaden's main prayer hall was sponsored by Rinpoche.

The flooring of Gaden Lachi undergoing renovations. The entire retiling of Gaden’s main prayer hall was sponsored by Rinpoche.

  • Offering and donating cows and buffaloes to provide milk for the monastery, a vital source of nutrients (calcium and fat).
  • Sponsoring medical equipment for the Shartse clinic, and for the local hospitals. One hospital was opened by the Tibetans, operated by the Tibetans for the Tibetans and offering Western-style treatment. The other hospital offered Tibetan medicine.
  • Sponsoring tuberculosis medication through the local Nyingma monastery. The Nyingma monastery had a program which provided full courses of tuberculosis medication for each patient requiring treatment. Rinpoche sponsored many courses for many patients, making all of these offerings through the monastery.
  • Sponsoring and constructing houses and / or Ladrangs for various monks and lamas, including Kalden Rinpoche and the 103rd Gaden Tripa.
Kalden Rinpoche in front of the Ladrang that Tsem Rinpoche raised sponsorship for.

Kalden Rinpoche in front of the Ladrang that Tsem Rinpoche raised sponsorship for.

  • Redoing the entire flooring of Gaden Shartse Monastery’s debate courtyard, used daily by the monks to debate and examine the scriptures.
  • Sponsorship for individual senior monks. Physical life in Gaden was very difficult and older monks facing financial hardship often sought Rinpoche’s assistance to connect them with sponsors, who would offer basic necessities and help them to further their education.
  • Taking care of younger monks, and assuming responsibility for their welfare and education. Rinpoche is fondly remembered in Gaden by younger monks as someone who was very fair, strict and traditional, yet very warm, generous and fun-loving. Rinpoche would, for example, organise badminton games in the garden of Tsem Ladrang as an activity for the younger monks and to provide entertainment for Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche who would watch these games.
Lama Zopa on the throne at the Root Institute, Bodhgaya (India). Behind Lama Zopa is the centre's main altar and to the right is the Lama Tsongkhapa and heart sons statues that Tsem Rinpoche offered to them in 2005.

Lama Zopa on the throne at the Root Institute, Bodhgaya (India). Behind Lama Zopa is the centre’s main altar and to the right is the Lama Tsongkhapa and heart sons statues that Tsem Rinpoche offered to them in 2005.

  • Amongst many other statues, offering a 5ft Avalokiteshvara statue to Gaden Shartse Monastery. Rinpoche has also previously offered a 3ft statue of the 5th Dalai Lama to Sera Monastery. With great pomp and ceremony, it was escorted into Sera Lachi in the traditional manner, with the procession being led by the then Abbot of Sera Je Monastery Geshe Jampa Tekchok. Sera Lachi is the main prayer hall which is used by all 3000 monks of Sera Jey and Sera Mey. In more recent years, Rinpoche has sponsored statue sets for other Dharma centres, including a large statue set of Lama Tsongkhapa and his two heart sons to the Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India.
Rinpoche making the offering of the 5th Dalai Lama statue to Gaden Monastery.

Rinpoche making the offering of the 5th Dalai Lama statue to Sera Monastery.

  • 3000 sets of robes and 3000 Manjushri statues, one for each of the monks of Gaden Jangtse and Gaden Shartse monasteries. In more recent years, Rinpoche and his students have offered 800 White Tara statues to Shar Gaden Monastery.
  • Making countless offerings of vitamins and nutritional supplements to senior monks, who were not necessarily getting all the nutrients needed from the general monastic diet.
  • Sponsoring schools in the local Tibetan community, and for the local Indian community (one of which was headed by Dr Hegde in Mundgod).
Rinpoche with some Malaysian students in front of a community hall and school that Rinpoche had raised sponsorship for.

Rinpoche with some Malaysian students in front of a community hall and school that Rinpoche had raised sponsorship for.

  • Sponsoring poor families, paying for their children’s schooling and uniforms, and bringing them cooking oil, rice and other daily necessities.
  • Taking care of the local Indian community. Rinpoche’s care for them was so extensive that even decades later, having lost contact with them, Rinpoche would still continue to find them and reach out to them to extend his assistance. Everyone who knew Rinpoche could still remember their experiences with Rinpoche very clearly. I personally witnessed one of these incidents when, decades after he last saw Rinpoche, a rickshaw driver in Bodhgaya could still pick out Rinpoche’s voice from the very large crowd.
  • Taking care and sponsoring old folks’ homes. Not only did Rinpoche sponsor food and supplies for the residents, but Rinpoche would personally deliver these to the facilities. Oftentimes, before going there, Rinpoche would also ask them what they’d like to eat. They requested for soft mashed potato as they didn’t have any teeth, so Rinpoche would go to the homes with this aloo sabjzi and personally feed them, especially those who were bedridden.
One of the poor local families who benefited from Rinpoche's assistance.

One of the poor local families who benefited from Rinpoche’s assistance.

  • Raising sponsorship for and constructing accommodation for Pukhang Khangtsen, for over 100 monks. This was instrumental in saving them from developing pneumonia and tuberculosis, and suffering from snake bites during the monsoon season. For this, Rinpoche had to leave his beloved monastery and travel to Malaysia for the very first time in 1992 where, after three months, he raised the necessary funds to sponsor the construction of the rooms.
The rooms of Pukhang Khangtsen that Rinpoche raised sponsorship for.

The rooms of Pukhang Khangtsen that Rinpoche raised sponsorship for.

  • Raising sponsorship for and installing water pumps to provide clean potable water for the monks. Rinpoche often oversaw the installation of these pumps too, which required contractors to come in and drill to find ground water and install a well.
One of the water pumps that Rinpoche sponsored, to provide clean drinking water for the Sangha.

One of the water pumps that Rinpoche sponsored, to provide clean drinking water for the Sangha.

  • Life-saving medical treatments for many senior monks, most notably Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche who was suffering from untreated diabetes until Rinpoche took him for medical treatment in Bombay and brought the diabetes under control. Kensur Rinpoche would go on to live until he was 80 years old, teaching and creating many scholars and Geshes in the process. More recently, Rinpoche also oversaw and ensured that Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende, the Abbot Emeritus of Shar Gaden Monastery, would receive the medical treatment he needed.
Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche (left) in Bombay when Tsem Rinpoche (middle) took him there to receive treatment for his diabetes.

Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche (left) in Bombay when Tsem Rinpoche (middle) took him there to receive treatment for his diabetes.

 

In Malaysia

  • The establishment of Kechara Soup Kitchen, which provides food, employment assistance and medical care to over 10,000 people every month, as well as facilitating contributions to individual families living near to or below the poverty line, other non-governmental organisations and charities.
  • Establishing Kechara Forest Retreat, which provides city-dwellers and modern-day spiritual seekers a place to rest, recharge and unwind, to unlearn old harmful habits and engage in new, positive, constructive behaviours.
  • Conceptualising and establishing departments like Kechara In Motion and e-Division, to record, preserve and promote the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa throughout the world.
  • Introducing Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage to Malaysians. One of the reasons why Rinpoche established Kechara Discovery and Kechara Saraswati Arts is because when Rinpoche first arrived in Malaysia, the people here were not aware of Lama Tsongkhapa and it was near-impossible for Rinpoche to find an iconographically accurate and beautiful statue of Lama Tsongkhapa.
  • Providing invaluable advice that has led to miracles for everyone, from babies to young children, to senior citizens. If we were to cover each and every case, this list would be very, very long! I would instead encourage you to go to the Personal Attendant category of this blog and explore all of the examples there.
  • Assisting people in their medical treatments to ensure they receive the best care and recover as quickly as possible. In some instances, Rinpoche even opened up his home (Ladrang) for sick students to stay for extended periods of time. Rinpoche organised his students to provide meals for them and round-the-clock care, and even personally accompanied some of his students for their treatments. Over the years, Rinpoche has also quietly sponsored medical treatment for countless students.
  • Rescuing countless marriages and relationships, and counselling and providing advice to hundreds of couples facing marital troubles.
  • Organising countless pilgrimages and educating students so that they would be able to lead future groups to these same holy sites and plant seeds of enlightenment in their mindstreams.
  • Performing exorcisms all over the region, and providing advice to protect against black magic. In one particularly memorable incident narrated to me by my father who personally bore witness to it, Rinpoche removed a naga from a young man in his 20s. The naga had taken possession of the man since he was a child, after he had offended it and the man was unable to speak and could only writhe on the ground. At their wit’s end, his parents brought the man before Rinpoche who expelled the naga before a large crowd of people.
  • Sponsoring emergency medical treatment of countless animals, especially stray animals that would otherwise perish without urgent medical attention.
  • Saving lives that might otherwise have been lost in near-fatal accidents over and over, and over again.
  • Organising younger students to assist older students with labour-intensive and physical tasks like house-cleaning and house moves, and setting up their altars.
  • Sponsoring urgent, sometimes life-saving, pujas for students who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Through his Ladrang and assistants, Rinpoche has ordered hundreds of pujas in the monasteries in India for this purpose.
  • Saving countless lives by encouraging hundreds of people to go vegetarian, and establishing vegetarian restaurants to make compassionate eating a more widely available option.
  • Inspiring his students to show kindness to animals. Many of Rinpoche’s students today carry dog food in their cars to feed hungry strays, thanks to Rinpoche’s example.
  • Ultimately, giving up Rinpoche’s personal wish to do intensive retreats, to be here and establish activities to benefit Malaysians.

 

PERSONAL

In a personal capacity, I have been the recipient of Rinpoche’s generosity and kindness since I first met Rinpoche when I was 11. These are just some of the many examples of the ways in which Rinpoche has assisted me and my family:

  • Dharma teachings, formally and informally, in action and in speech.
  • Personal practice and connecting me with the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
  • Pilgrimages to Nepal, India and Sri Lanka. On these trips, I didn’t realise it then but the connection with Dharma somehow became much deeper and more personal. I believe it was through the blessings of the many great lamas I had the privilege to meet through Rinpoche’s kindness. It was after one of these pilgrimages that I first requested to become a nun so the trips definitely did have an impact on me!
After visiting this nunnery near to Gaden Monastery in South India, I made my first request for ordination to Rinpoche.

After visiting this nunnery near to Gaden Monastery in South India, I made my first request for ordination to Rinpoche.

  • Knowing how restless with wanderlust I was when I first joined Kechara, Rinpoche sponsored a weekend trip to Bangkok for myself and another girl. All Rinpoche asked for was a text a couple of times a day to let him know we were okay and safe.
  • During her obstacle year, Rinpoche gave my mother specific initiations to clear the obstacles and save her life.
  • Rinpoche conducted my beloved maternal grandmother’s funeral.
  • Dharma books which Rinpoche continues to gift to this day, to inspire and educate me. One of the very first books I received, which left an indelible impression on my mind was Blue Jean Buddha. Young, really cool people being all spiritual? Sign me up!
  • Statues, thangkas and tsakaleys including a Trijang Rinpoche statue, this Milarepa thangka and a Gyenze tsakaley.
  • School fees, phone bills. When my parents were facing severe financial difficulties with my higher education, I was on the verge of being removed from school when Rinpoche quietly arranged for my education to be sponsored. I did not find out until many years later.
  • Food and drink. On one particular occasion, I was working late in Ladrang and the whole team had gone out. When they returned, I was called down to Rinpoche’s room. Rinpoche gave to me bottles of ginger beer (my favourite!) and boxes of salad, then shooed me off to go and enjoy them.
  • Laptops, phones. Rinpoche always says it’s not for me, but for me to do my work.
A note to accompany the first phone Rinpoche ever gifted to me, a Nokia 6230

A note to accompany the first phone Rinpoche ever gifted to me, a Nokia 6230

  • Security deposit and rental for my Dharma home, and renovations for my room. On more than one occasion Rinpoche has personally taken me shopping in IKEA to help me choose furniture and has rallied everyone together to help make sure everything was set up properly.
  • An entire collection of Bigfoot books!
  • Cards. For example, the year Rinpoche returned to the USA for the first time in 26 years, Rinpoche sent a funny Halloween card in October to a few of his students.
  • Clothes. On one occasion, I was in Bangkok mostly alone during heavy flooding and Rinpoche had already returned to KL. Through a Dharma sister, Rinpoche sent me some clothes to let me know I was being thought about and not alone. The gesture was deeply encouraging, to say the least.
Clothes from Malaysia, sent to Bangkok (2011).

Clothes from Malaysia, sent to Bangkok (2011).

Ultimately, the greatest generosity I experience is being allowed to stay in Rinpoche’s mandala and to do something purposeful with my life that I know, under any circumstances, will never require me to do something evil, unethical or against my own beliefs. In samsara where everything is built and manifested to create more suffering for ourselves and others, it is a privilege to be in an environment where we have a chance to hopefully add less pain to the world.

When I reflect on all of the things Rinpoche has done for me, Malaysians and the lineage at large, it would not be remiss of me to conclude that what the scriptures tell you is true. That is, real teachers – genuine teachers – who have your ultimate well-being at heart, will be kinder to you than our own mother and father. And to say I am a bit embarrassed by the length of my list is an understatement because a student should never take from the teacher, and should always aim to give instead. But in compiling this list, I hope people are also encouraged to recount and reflect on the kindnesses they have received from their own teachers, to practise gratitude towards their guru and to find ways to show the same kindnesses to others. So, given everything all of us have received, isn’t it about time we start giving back to our lamas?

 

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  1. wan wai meng on May 30, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this article, the amount of kindness that
    Rinpoche has given to people and students will fill volumes.

    The best thing Rinpoche has shared with me is the dharma, from Rinpoche’s it has opened a door for me to be part of a dharma organization and a chance to learn more dharma and help others. And live a life and do work that is not only a paycheck but one that has more meaning. Otherwise my life is just about making money.

    Please live long Rinpoche and keep turning the wheel of dharma and changing many people’s lives for the better.

  2. Anne Ong on Feb 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Whatever gift Rinpoche has given to us,big or small is invaluable thoughts. The most generous and precious gift Rinpoche is giving us is Dharma. It is so rich that no words can describe. To me it is something like “Chicken Soup for the Soul”. Thank you very much Pastor Jean Ai for this truly beautiful write up about Rinpoche’s generosity._/\_

  3. Julia Tan on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing our Guru’s kindness, love, care, generosity and compassion to the world Pastor Jean Ai. Not that we wanted Rinpoche to be recognised or praised by others but this is something really worth for the world to rejoice with, to inspire others to do the same so that more people in the world will be benefited, to encourage someone who’s also doing something similar to continue and to remind those who have received Rinpoche’s kindness and generosity, Rinpoche never hope nor have even a thought of receiving anything in return.

    Everything Rinpoche had done and continue to do everyday, is really not what words can be discribed. RInpoche continue to pray for us everyday for our well being, our mind transformation, our dharma practice and even just a small connection to us with the precious Buddha Dharma, Rinpoche never give up any chance to do so just like the invisible vajra hook.

    The generosity of unconditional Love to all sentient beings, time, effort and skilful mean to benefit all quitely. Students who are close picked up Rinpoche’s valuable habits and generate the qualities too. I am very very grateful to be one of Rinpoche’s close students who has along the way influenced tremendously by Rinpoche. Just like 2500 years ago, there are countless people influenced by the Lord Buddha by Buddha’s qualities through His example and teachings. Nothing more precious than having a Guru like this. May Rinpoche live very very long and continue to benefit all sentient beings.
    I prostrate to my Guru feet.

  4. P. Albert on Feb 15, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Rinpoche’s kindness and generosity is just beyond words, everyone who came into Rinpoche’s life, whether it’s his close students, friends, families, or even to the people that Rinpoche just passed by, who he has never talked to or don’t even know their names, Rinpoche will give them gifts that they need to ease their life / suffering. Yes, Even to people Rinpoche don’t know, to people that Rinpoche just met once, he will notice their need and give them the gifts that they need. Whenever Rinpoche give gifts, it is always related to Dharma, sometimes when situation allow, Rinpoche will share the Dharma related to the gift he gives.

    Looking at the list of generosity Pastor Jean Ai listed, those donations Rinpoche donated to the Monasteries comes from various sponsors, and when a person sponsoring to a Monastery, or sponsor statues to monasteries, it is very great merits, so Rinpoche from time to time will raise fund to offer statues to the monasteries, imagine what other thing can be greater to sponsor a monasteries and let the Dharma grow? If we don’t take this opportunity to do more, then when is the right time to do it?

    Whatever Rinpoche do, it is always for the growth of Dharma and to release suffering from others, since the first day till today, I have never seen Rinpoche changed his motivation once, I have never seen Rinpoche do things that is for himself, it is always for others benefit.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your constant care and taking care f us tirelessly and thank you Rinpoche for all that you have given to us.

  5. Pastor Antoinette on Feb 15, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Rinpoche is always generous towards everyone. Since I have met H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, I have received from him Dharma items for my practice, statues and many different gifts but what is most important, I have received the Dharma.

    The Dharma has changed my view on many things in life. When reading this article I was thinking how important it is to help the Sangha. Rinpoche’s kindness and generosity to build for them and has helped the monks so much to be healthy and be able to practice.

    Thank you for your article P. Jean Ai and I agree that it is most precious to be allowed to stay in Rinpoche’s mandala and be able to do beneficial things and learn to focus out and help others.

  6. June Kang on Feb 15, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I am one of the recipients of Rinpoche’s generosity. Most of our generosity is with agenda, however Rinpoche generosity is without agenda and is consistent. I can feel that the generosity is base on pure motivation to help us in our spiritual path, to help us free from suffering, that is none of us here can really do it. And the most special and valuable one is the advise given by Rinpoche for our spiritual path. The practice of my generosity is also inspired by Rinpoche’s generosity. Thank you Rinpoche and may you live long.

  7. Mingwen on Feb 15, 2017 at 7:52 am

    This whole list from Pastor Jean Ai is just a bit of Tsem Rinpoche’s great works from being consistent, generous, caring and zero-selfishness.

    They’re numberless of unknowns and thousands of students of Tsem Rinpoche have been benefited. Creating this blog, sharing dharma teachings with his own creative way make dharma attractive and easy to learn for us.

    Be the light, don’t wait for the light. – Tsem Rinpoche

    Tsem Rinpoche has been the brightest light in my life and I will try my best to follow your footsteps that can benefit numberless of beings. Thank you! =)

  8. Pastor Chia on Feb 15, 2017 at 7:46 am

    My first experience travel with Rinpoche with the group the people to Gaden Monastery.I had witness many people how Rinpoche benefited with and within monastery.For example,villages will carry their offering came to monastery to thank rinpoche has so kind helped their poor family.Some of the tibetan villages not even meet Rinpoche yet their has received kindness of generosity.

    Rinpoche generosity has continue years after years giving out even more thing,care,love and dharma touched many people heart.Just like others, i am one of the students rinpoche has helped. All rinpoche hard work had put in to benefit others created Kechara House Buddhist organisation in Malaysia. Kechara Soup kitchen are one of the department emulate Rinpoche generosity helping thousand of homeless people.

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai has shared this wonderful article through the blog. With rejoice and dedicate all the merit collected can helped more people at the future.

  9. Eric kksiow on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:56 am

    First of all, Thank You PJA for sharing this article. It’s make me reminded back to the year of 2008 – 2009, 1st time i connected with Rinpoche’s in social media ( FB & Twitter ). Rinpoche’s posted a lot of KSK ( http://www.kechara.com/soup-kitchen/ ) pictures on social media, at that time ( 2008 – 2009 ) i was thinking “this” Rinpoche’s did a lot of good works and it’s really touched my heart and felt that i am chosen the right Buddhist organization to join.

    So, at the year of 2010, i finally joined full time in Kechara, one of the department call ( Kechara Paradise – http://www.kechara.com/shopping/ ) , that time i was thinking, hmmm… Selling statues, incense and Tibetan Furniture? Is it benefit others? In my heart was thinking, am i going to the right department?

    After several of years ( 2013 -2014 ) my thought in mind totally changed, why? Kechara Paradise is once of the department is to bring peoples toward to Dharma and every single kechara departments are benefit others, it’s just from different ways & different methods to attract peoples in to Dharma too.

    My point : From the year of 2008 – 2009 i connected with Rinpoche’s thru social media, joined Kechara from the year of 2010 until 2017, i has seen Rinpoche’s help many peoples thru spiritually, physically and some of them even in financially supports by Rinpoche ( Rinpoche’s did the same that i mentioned to me too ). And even my mom told me, your Guru is so kind and generous, and she keep telling me work hard for it, you will never find a “Boss” who treated you like this.

    I will never ever forget how’s Rinpoche treated me, and the other person i would never ever forget him too and he is Pastor Henry. Both of yours has taught me and care of me a lots .

    Sincerely & humbly from my heart
    Thank You so much! And i really appreciate it!
    Eric kksiow

  10. Eric kksiow on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:34 am

    First of all, Thank You PJA for sharing this article. It’s make me reminded back to the year of 2008 – 2009, 1st time i connected with Rinpoche’s in social media ( FB & Twitter ). Rinpoche’s posted a lot of KSK ( http://www.kechara.com/soup-kitchen/ ) pictures on social media, at that time ( 2008 – 2009 ) i was thinking “this” Rinpoche’s did a lot of good works and it’s really touched my heart and felt that i am chosen the right Buddhist organization to join.

    So, at the year of 2010, i finally joined full time in Kechara, one of the department call ( Kechara Paradise – http://www.kechara.com/shopping/ ) , that time i was thinking, hmmm… Selling statues, incense and Tibetan Furniture? Is it benefit others? In my heart was thinking, am i going to the right department?

    After several of years ( 2013 -2014 ) my thought in mind totally changed, why? Kechara Paradise is once of the department is to bring peoples toward to Dharma and every single kechara departments are benefit others, it’s just from different ways & different methods to attract peoples in to Dharma too.

    My point : From the year of 2008 – 2009 i connected with Rinpoche’s thru social media, joined Kechara from the year of 2010 until 2017, i has seen Rinpoche’s help many peoples thru spiritually, physically and some of them even in financially supports by Rinpoche ( Rinpoche’s did the same that i mentioned to me too ). And even my mom told me, your Guru is so kind and generous, and she keep telling me work hard for it, you will never find a “Boss” who treated you like this.

    I will never ever forget how’s Rinpoche treated me, and the other person i would never ever forget him too and he is Pastor Henry. Both of yours has taught me and care of me a lots .

    Sincerely & humbly from my heart
    Thank You so much! And i really appreciate it!
    Eric kksiow

  11. Andrea Lai on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:18 am

    After reading this article,I’m completely touched with Rinpoche’s pure compassionate heart and His tirelessly showing His kindness to everyone around.

    I have joined Kechara for only few months, I do received my 1st gift from Rinpoche. The gift is not anything distinguish or branded (which I don’t flavor)but His attentiveness and delicate heart.I truly appreciate, humbly thank you and grateful to have meet Rinpoche in this life.

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful article and with folded palms,may Rinpoche live long.

  12. nicholas on Feb 14, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Rinpoche’s generosity came from a pure motivation of compassion. Despite the suffering Rinpoche has gone through Rinpoche learned from it and turn it the other way round to benefit others from his negative experienced. Rinpoche knows how much suffering one gone through during the bad time and from this how one need love and care to turn the situation around to continue their journey. Rinpoche care and love is consistent and very thorough to make sure it’s not just to help on the surface.

    I’m one of many people that Rinpoche’s has continuously help, guide, love and care for. Not just my well being but also extended of my family and Rinpoche will always make sure my family is OK all the time. This is what I’m saying about thorough care and love from Rinpoche.

    Everything Rinpoche does is surrounded with dharma even a gift which look very much nothing to do with spiritual but the blessing and thoughtfulness from Rinpoche is always eventually about spiritual for all of us. The best gift is always the teaching from Rinpoche and from Rinpoche’s care and love is always to support us in our spiritual practice.

    I’m forever owe to Rinpoche for his kindness and in order to repay his kindness is to put dharma into practice which I’m still working on it.

  13. Pastor Henry Ooi on Feb 14, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    So many people in Kechara, and outside of Kechara, have benefited so much from Rinpoche’s great compassion and generosity. From money for families and their children’s education, hospital bills and health related expenses; to gifts like houses, cars, food, bags, shoes, wallet’s, clothes, watches, jewelry, educational and holiday trips, statues, thangkas, malas, precious offering and ritual items, books, pujas and blessings. And the most valuable, dharma teachings and advice. My family and I are one of the fortunate and grateful recipients. Thank you so much Rinpoche. Please live very long.

  14. pammie yap on Feb 14, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai on elaborating all the kindness, care and love that Rinpoche has shown throughout the years. Rinpoche is consistent in His actions and I can relate to that. All the years that I have been in Kechara, Rinpoche has shown nothing but kindness, love and care for me and many of us. In return, all He asked was for us to always practice the Dharma and transform ourselves to be better. I have never heard Him talk about any thing that wouldnt benefit us. He is always finding ways to benefit others on His own initiative. Even through His gifts (of which I have received a LOT), He is always blessing us and showing His care.

    And now with Kechara Forest Retreat, Rinpoche has found a ‘better’ way to benefit many, now and the many more, in years to come. How blessed are we!

    Through Rinpoche’s teachings and care, I have learned to better myself!
    I am forever grateful to have met Rinpoche and to be part of Kechara!
    Thank you RInpoche for everything!

  15. Kenny Loh on Feb 14, 2017 at 11:26 am

    This is a very inspiring account of Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai. There’s a hidden message in here – and the message has been consistent over the years even though the methods it is conveyed, changes all the time. 🙂

  16. Vivian Ong on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this article. Rinpoche’s never ending kindness, generosity and love towards everyone including animals is something that we need to put into practice ourselves. I myself also have received gifts from our beloved Guru a number of times and I am always grateful and thankful to Rinpoche. We are all very fortunate to be in Rinpoche’s mandala. Many things have changed for me since I come to know of Kechara and Rinpoche. I can say there is no regrets and I am happy working for the Dharma 🙂

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  17. Wylfred Ng on Feb 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    谢谢仁爱讲法师的分享。

    仁波切从小就一直在帮助其他人,以帮助其他人为己任。当然我也是其中的受惠者之一。

    早期的就不说了。 当然我可以有机会在克切拉佛教中心可以学习就已经是最大的恩惠之一。 在马来西亚这个佛教不太繁荣的国家我有机会在这里学习正信佛法是如此幸福的事情。 这都是因为仁波切选择在这里设立佛教中心。而且通过在这里学习我也有机会把佛法介绍给我身边的人。

    在比较个人方面仁波切也曾经帮过我许多。 在几年前我曾经受到腰痛的困扰,在我得到这个病痛之前仁波切就从美国寄给我一个印有药师佛形象和心咒的盒子。 过后我的腰痛也完全痊愈。 我相信这是因为仁波切的加持, 我才可以完全痊愈。

    当然我受过的恩惠也不止于此,太多了, 也不能多写。

    希望大家都可以在这里分享大家的个人经验。

    谢谢

  18. Fong on Feb 10, 2017 at 10:54 am

    What Rinpoche has shown is that he is so very consistent in his generosity from India to Thailand and Malaysia. And, he shares this giving with all regardless of status or creed. His generosity does not just encompass the physical gifts but of refuge, dharma and loving compassion that is so far reaching in terms of geographical distance and time. Through this one dana paramita, the first of the Six Paramitas, he has touched so very many lives worldwide.

    As Pastor Jean Ai said, it is time we, who have met Rinpoche and receive his generosity reflect and contemplate on this. Thank you, Pastor Jean Ai, for reminding us what Rinpoche’s generosity means to us in its many levels and perspective.

  19. Pema Thinley on Feb 9, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Dear Pastor Elena Khong Jean AI,

    Thank you so much for sharing Rinpoche’s immeasurable kindness and generosity. I was deeply moved throughout the article and took me back to remember how Rinpoche has greatly benefited me all these three years since I Knew Rinpoche. I shall always be in debt to him and practice as much dharma as possible.
    Rinpoche has never stopped to show genuine love and help to anyone whom he came across. One of the influences Rinpoche had one me was to become vegetarian for all the times to go, Thank you Rinpoche _()_.

  20. shelly tai on Feb 9, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai for sharing this write up with us. I personally must said meeting Rinpoche is a very big turning points in my life because of Rinpoche we learn about the holy Buddha teaching and it bring a lot of benefits to our family because the Dharma has teach us how to cope with the up and down in our daily life without the Dharma we will not learn why negative things to us and because of the Dharma it teaches us to let go of our dissatisfaction about our life and find a way to solve our obstacles.Thank you Rinpoche for being here in Malaysia with us.

  21. Bradley Kassian on Feb 8, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s boundless generosity affects all who have any connection with him, from animals to monks, and even us laymen/laywomen. He works tirelessly with no thought of reward, or to get something in return, his only goal is to make other’s happy, content, and to become better human beings one step at a time. This blog and his youtube videos is a testament to that, as many of us are scattered across the globe and have few opportunities to study the dharma. I have been a recipient of his generosity in the past. He once gifted me a thangka, a Medicine Buddha pendant, and dharma books, but the greatest gift was not the material objects, but that of his knowledge and advice that I followed, and helped to clear some obstacles. I’ll continue to endeavor and aspire to his level of generosity.

  22. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Feb 7, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Rinpoche has said before that every step of our journey in life, particularly our spiritual journey, involves a choice. Rinpoche will remain a powerful source of inspiration to all of us because he chose to rise above all the pain and suffering experienced in his childhood and youth , and to be generous and kind and compassionate towards others and not inflict the same pain that others had inflicted on him.

    The other surprising and unexpected reason for Rinpoche’s supreme generosity is his mother Dana. Her bouts of schizophrenia aside, Rinpoche’s mother Dana could not stand by to watch people get into difficulty and do nothing. She would carry around spades and shovels in winter to dig out the ice from other people’s cars so that they could continue their journey home. Her generosity extended to the urban homeless. She would bring the homeless into her house and feed them with a hearty meal at her own dining table. Her essential generosity and warm heart had a deep impact on Rinpoche. He emulated her generosity –her giving without expecting anything back in return.

    Rinpoche’s help over the years has extended to countless people in various forms, providing aid of all kinds to the sangha be it for food or basic necessities, education, medical treatment , be it constructing houses or ladrang, or giving monks robes or books or statues. For the poor in the community, he would give them food, build schools and old folks homes ,as well as install water pumps, for them.

    In Malaysia, he initiated the Kechara Soup Kitchen for the urban poor and homeless, and, through the Tsem Rinpoche Foundation, projects like the Bite No More, and school shoes for school-going children have been launched . Then, there is his care for animals as shown in his loving care of his pets –Mumu, Oser and Dharma – and in the setting up of the Kechara Bird Aviary and the Fish Pond @Dream Manjushri.

    Over and above this, is Rinpoche’s teaching of the precious Dharma, which he has done tirelessly over the years to countless people. He has also given counselling and advice that had led to many miracles and saved marriages and relationships. Owing to his constant advice and urging, many have turned vegetarian, changing to healthier lifestyles , and in the process saved many lives of animals.

    The above are just some of the countless ways Tsem Rinpoche has manifested his generosity and compassion to all regardless of who we are. Such is Tsem Rinpoche’s boundless love and generosity.

  23. Stella Cheang on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Thank you, Pastor Jean Ai for this touching sharing. Rinpoche’s generosity is well known for his generosity and compassion. He always goes out of the way to ensure people, even if they are mere strangers to receive the help, be it spiritual or otherwise, they needed. However, something more stood out to me from this article. Rinpoche suffered greatly when he was with his adoptive mother. Yet, Rinpoche remembers his adoptive mother fondly and command the one good quality of her as the fuel for his many many generous acts in life. This is truly noble. I hope we can all learn from Rinpoche.

  24. Datuk May on Feb 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for this comprehensive article on HE the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s generosity and humbly ascertain that I am one of the recipients of Rinpoche’s generosity.

    Above all the gifts of generosity I have received from Rinpoche, the greatest one of all is the unconditional love and care that Rinpoche had showered on me.

    The hours of Dharma and teachings are priceless and I shall forever be grateful.

  25. Lew on Feb 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    When I read the generosity shown by Tsem Rinpoche towards the monasteries, it is like “wow”. I have heard Rinpoche has donated to Gaden especially Shartse but I didn’t know the extensiveness.

    Just like Pastor Jean Ai and many other people, I am also a recipient of Rinpoche’s generosity. First of all, Rinpoche created an environment for me to work within Kechara which allows me to pay mybills, collect merits and pursue my spiritual path. Rinpoche also helped me a lot by giving advice how to bring up good kids which I am really appreciative of. Last but not least, Rinpoche also gave me advice on my health matters.

    Rinpoche always show us the “how-to”. We have read about generosity in Dharma text, but how do we do practice it? Rinpoche’s way of being always show us how to apply what we learn from scriptures to daily life (I frequently said that Rinpoche is a walking Dharma scripture).

    I wish Rinpoche long live and continue to turn the Dharma wheel. May I emulate the quality of Rinpoche and serve others.

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:24 am

      I’m pretty sure I missed out a couple of examples. Each time I go back to the monastic list, more examples come to mind. And even for the Malaysia one…after reading your comment, it has made me think that in creating KFR, Rinpoche has also created a safe, spiritual place for us to grow old in and live out our dying days. If we have been stuck in work-bills-work-bills our whole current lives, and not being able to do something for our future rebirths, then through KFR we have a chance to spend the few remaining years we have left doing something for our future lives.

      I’ll add to the list shortly hehe

  26. Uncle Eddie on Feb 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    It is said that “Buddhas always choose to be born in the most difficult circumstances, out of compassion to benefit others. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche is one such extraordinary being in this occassion! He was of no difference. Born in Taiwan on October 24, 1965 from a young Mongolian Princess, Rinpoche was named as Prince Iska Minh. It was acclaimed that when he was as young as seven months, there were already strong indications of Rinpoche’s spiritual imprints from previous life. We have read that monks from a monastery were sent to visit his Mongolian princess mother home to honourably inform that the royal baby is a reincarnated high Lama.” The monks requested to take the child to the monastery for his spiritual education! However, the young mother declined.” Yes, as Pastor Elena confirmed in her write-up, Rinpoche has said he learned his attitude of giving in abundance with no agenda from his adopted mother, Dana Bugayeff! Dana is said to have always given, but never, never thought of any expectation for returning! It is absolute true that Rinpoche is known to us as such, and countless of people whom we know of, including ourselves, had been receivers of Rinpoche’s generosity in gifts and kinds, some perhaps much more, big and small! Yes, Like Dana, most notably Rinpoche has also been the sponsorship of construction of houses/or ladrangs for various monks and Lamas; re-construction of the entire flooring of Gaden Shartse Monastery debate courtyard; raising sponsorship for the construction of accomodation for Pukhang Khangsten for over 100 monks, where we had the good fortune to witness such wonderful philantropic event in 1992. As said, Rinpoche is a Bodisattva amongst us, a highly attained being who worked and lived solely for the sake of others. He has transformed every hardship and suffering into an experience of light, highlighting at every step of the way into compassion, unwavering tenacity, patience and untiring strength of dharmic spirituality! Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Hi Uncle Eddie, thank you for your comment! You have known Rinpoche for many, many years too (if I’m not wrong, for many more years than me!). Perhaps you can share with us some of the ways in which you have been a recipient of Rinpoche’s generosity too. Thank you!

  27. Samfoonheei on Feb 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward….that was one of Rinpoche’s most prominent qualities and it have inspired myself and many.Rinpoche had learned the attitude of giving in abundance, from his adoptive mother.
    Over the last 20 years, countless people in Malaysia,Tibet and so forth have been recipients of Rinpoche’s generosity.
    Thank you Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai for sharing this beautiful inspiration article of our previous Guru Rinpoche generosity.This will inspired more and more people to.practice gratitude towards their Guru and to find ways to show the same kindnesses to others.

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  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jul 15. 2018 10:27 PM
    A wonderful news to see Megnath sharing Dorje Shugden practise to his family, friends, students and Nepal’s community. So glad that the powerful practise of Dorje Shugden can be spread to so many places. With the 2 chapels in Nepal, I am sure more people will learn and engage in the practise. Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness in sharing Dorje Shugden and created so many methods and opportunities for all to know him.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dorje-shugden-arrives-in-nepali-school.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jul 15. 2018 08:27 AM
    It is fascinating to read about the tradition and practice in Sikkim at the time when Lamaist countries were deemed as mysterious and out of reach. Through the writing of Waddell, it came to light that the enlightened Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden was revered by the Nyingma lineage in Sikkim as the protector was placed in a prominent position within the Pemayantse Monastery. Pemayangtse Monastery stood as one of the most prominent monasteries in Sikkim and it was tied to Mindrolling Monastery in Tibet. It was also the seat of Lhatsun Namkha Jigme, a great master of the Nyingma tradition, who through “his mastery of Riwo Sangcho, established and consolidated the Buddhist teachings in Sikkim.” Given the Given Waddell’s proficiency of the Tibetan language and culture, but perhaps not with the religion and its pantheon of deities, Dorje Shugden remained undisputed as a deity venerated by the people of Sikkim at that time. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 08:12 PM
    I am not letting go, so don’t drag me yelps Gizmo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=31&v=a70X2ql5Lys
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 01:43 PM
    Through out human history, villains and unkind beings are allowed to hold office and make significant decision that caused damages, to not just one but many people. For example He Shen during Qianlong Emperor’s time in Qing Dynasty, or Judas Iscariot during Jesus Christ’s time. It is frustrating to learn in hindsight that, for certain particular reasons, circumstantial or purely out of the leader’s selfish motivations, these villains to reign and damage. Shameful and disgusting.

    Back to Depa Norbu, as a person, he is unkind, certainly not spiritual. He is self-serving and unscrupulous. He was given power and ascent to the position of Regent, then he flipped and joined the rebellious against Gelug tradition. Why would the crimes of such a person being covered up? The worst of all, he murdered a highly attained lama who arose as an enlightened protector of the lineage and teachings? Something is seriously amiss!

    Logically, the Tibetan leaders should have drawn a clear line with Depa Norbu and charged him with all the crimes he have done, including the murder of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. It may seem unfair to charge a person centuries after he is dead, but it should not be new to the Tibetan leadership. They are capable for ascribing wrongs to the dead anyway, i.e. alleging TDG for making a bad prayer when he died and arose as an evil spirit, Dorje Shugden.

    The Tibetan leadership should use this unscrupulous tactic now, for the sake of unifying the people as well as undoing the wrong of accusing a highly attained lama (Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen) and reinstating Dorje Shugden. It is really too bad that the Dalai Lama, the King of Tibetan Buddhism and his peers were (still is?) surrounded by people the like of Depa Norbu.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-articles/murder-in-drepung-monastery-depa-norbu.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 03:18 AM
    The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here – https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Jul 14. 2018 03:06 AM
    Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Jul 13. 2018 09:11 PM
    This post brought me back to my days in the university’s time. During 3 years studied in Kedah, I have tried all the foods as stated in the post except fried porridge. At that time, most of my friends are Malays (born in Kedah) and therefore the Buddhism temples such as Buddhist Hermitage Lunas, Wat Kalai etc. are not in our list for visit.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon sharing this interesting post of Kedah. Hope I get the chance to visit Kedah again especially Wat Kalai that built more than 200 years ago by Prak Nikcrodthamadtada.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-kedah-malaysia.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Jul 13. 2018 08:59 PM
    It’s alarming reading this article. Year 2030 is very near and if we don’t do much to help the earth and our environment, we will very soon exhaust our natural resource. We are facing with so much deficiency such as clean water, air, trees and our whole ecosystem are affected. We should create awareness and start taking action to help our mother earth instead of looking for another earth. It is with the right mindset that we can sustain our earth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/time-to-find-a-second-earth-wwf-says.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Friday, Jul 13. 2018 01:39 PM
    https://youtu.be/JL1oDuvQR08


    Must watch this carefully. Very short but interesting. TR
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Thursday, Jul 12. 2018 10:58 PM
    Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
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  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Jul 12. 2018 10:14 PM
    Sometimes it is easy to fall into unhappiness because we let our mind control it. We should control how we feel and think. The more we dwell on negativity the more we are unhappy. We should always make our mind be aware to not fall into these 10 habits. Realising nothing is permanent, we should be flexible in accepting the situation we are facing and move on.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article as it serves as a good reminder for me.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/10-habits-of-chronically-unhappy-people.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Thursday, Jul 12. 2018 04:33 PM
    As my time for my life ebbs away every day, I find all things in life without much purpose and meaning. The purpose that was taught to us is projected. The meaning we are suppose to believe in is imaginary. I long so much to renounce all wordly possessions and with my dharma books and Buddha statues to recluse within an emerald forest of trees, birds and clear lakes. To engage in the meditational practices bestowed to me by Heruka Zong Rinpoche and seek signs of accomplishments as I practice. I long for this. I wish for this. I beg for this. It is the only thing I truly desire and this desire never abates. Help me accomplish this and I will be eternally grateful. I will not forget you at the time of my awakening. I will return to bring you to the dimension of enlightenment. As Vajra Yogini appeared to Jetsun Naropa and in this truth, I will return to help you. For now, please help me into retreat. Help, Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Thursday, Jul 12. 2018 02:43 AM
    Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215

    This is an important pilgrimage blog post everyone must study and understand as one day you could visit and make prayers. Also this post has the various lineages of the sacred Lady Vajra Yogini’s practice. A must read. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Jul 11. 2018 05:24 PM
    As Buddhists, we believe that in order to progress on the spiritual path and the fruition of our meditation and practice, we require a lot of merits. When we make a lot of offerings, especially like what you see on Rinpoche's altar here, we generate a meritorious field of energy, so that we when do our practice, we will gain the results.

    WATER OFFERING
    You can see on the half moon shape altar (where the Buddha Vajrayogini is standing), there are many bowls of water offering. This is the most common offering for Buddhists.

    SENSORY OFFERINGS
    On the square table, you will see 3 sets of 8 bowls of offerings. These are what we call Sensory Offerings. Sensory Offerings are common offerings on the altar and are required in most Tibetan rituals, pujas and prayers. Each set consists of eight sensory offerings namely: two bowls of water, flowers, incense, light, perfume, food and music. I've attached a picture here that explains their significance. The act of making sensory offerings represent offering up all the things that we are attached to. The first 2 sets of Sensory Offerings are for the Yidam (Meditational Deity), while the third set is for the Dharma Protectors.

    TORMA OFFERINGS
    In the middle of the square table, you will see 3 sets of what we call Torma (ritual cake) offerings. These are usually made with tsampa (roasted barley flour) and other substances as offerings as required in a certain ritual. Outside of Tibet or in modern times, we can use replacements like cakes, breads or biscuits.

    COMMITMENT OFFERINGS
    On the right side of the square table, you will see 5 bowls of offerings, which are the traditional offerings to Dharma Protectors called Commitment Offerings. They are milk, yoghurt, roasted barley flour/oats (with a pat of butter on top), tea and alcohol.

    GENERAL/FOOD OFFERINGS
    Two offerings on the side covered in red cloths are the general food offering (can be anything – fruits, biscuits, grains etc) to generate merit.

    Below are some links for you to read more:

    – Making Water Offerings to the Buddhas
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=23069

    – Bangkok monks and why make offerings
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=23750

    – Setting Up A Tibetan Buddhist Altar
    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/setting-up-a-tibetan-buddhist-altar

    From Pastor Shin

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The Unknown

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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The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here -  https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
3 days ago
The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here - https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
3 days ago
Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
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Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
4 days ago
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
4 days ago
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215

This is an important pilgrimage blog post everyone must study and understand as one day you could visit and make prayers. Also this post has the various lineages of the sacred Lady Vajra Yogini\'s practice. A must read. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215 This is an important pilgrimage blog post everyone must study and understand as one day you could visit and make prayers. Also this post has the various lineages of the sacred Lady Vajra Yogini's practice. A must read. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
5 days ago
Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
Sakya tradition\'s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
Sakya tradition's thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s shrine next to his working table
5 days ago
Tsem Rinpoche's shrine next to his working table
Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
5 days ago
Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
5 days ago
Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his \'assistant\' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his 'assistant' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae (\'initiation\') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae ('initiation') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
5 days ago
Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
I first saw this \'red\' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
I first saw this 'red' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a \'tsakaley\'.
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Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a 'tsakaley'.
Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche

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6 days ago
Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
7 days ago
Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
7 days ago
My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
Oser and Dharma meet \"His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche\"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
1 week ago
Oser and Dharma meet "His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
1 week ago
Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
1 week ago
Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
Beautiful and sacred shrine
1 week ago
Beautiful and sacred shrine
Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w

What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
1 week ago
Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
Take two minutes and  look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
2 weeks ago
Take two minutes and look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
2 weeks ago
Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational-  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
2 weeks ago
Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
2 weeks ago
Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
2 weeks ago
Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
3 weeks ago
Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
3 weeks ago
It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
3 weeks ago
Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain?

A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don\'t have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA

Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain? A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don't have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA Tsem Rinpoche
Stunning \'nathang\' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
3 weeks ago
Stunning 'nathang' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
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Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It\'s beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
4 weeks ago
Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It's beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
Old Tsui Marpo thangka with his other 6 brothers. So it\'s the 7 blazing Tsen brothers. Beautiful.
4 weeks ago
Old Tsui Marpo thangka with his other 6 brothers. So it's the 7 blazing Tsen brothers. Beautiful.
Protector Tsui Marpo in Danji Ling in Lhasa. Striking image.
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Protector Tsui Marpo in Danji Ling in Lhasa. Striking image.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery in 2006
4 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery in 2006
My doggies and I-June 2018
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My doggies and I-June 2018
Megnath and myself June 2018
1 month ago
Megnath and myself June 2018
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  • Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 days ago
    Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 days ago
    Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 days ago
    My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 days ago
    This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Who is that?? Wow Wow
    6 days ago
    Who is that?? Wow Wow
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzers Oser & Dharma trying to get attention of the life-like statue of Rinpoche's guru Kyabje Zong Rinpoche which was offered by the students
  • Nothing Stops Me from Getting the Snack!
    6 days ago
    Nothing Stops Me from Getting the Snack!
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser got the snack from the ball!
  • I must get the snack!
    6 days ago
    I must get the snack!
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser trying hard to get her snack out of the ball!
  • I love this green snack munch munch munch
    6 days ago
    I love this green snack munch munch munch
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser enjoying her green snack!
  • ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 3: Starring the two silly doggie clowns doing jumps for carrot tidbits. Teehee
    2 weeks ago
    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 3: Starring the two silly doggie clowns doing jumps for carrot tidbits. Teehee
  • ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 2: Starring the mega monsters Oser and Dharma. Teehee
    2 weeks ago
    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 2: Starring the mega monsters Oser and Dharma. Teehee
  • ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 1: Guess what are the two monsters looking for??? Teehee…cute
    2 weeks ago
    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 1: Guess what are the two monsters looking for??? Teehee…cute
  • A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
    3 weeks ago
    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
    3 weeks ago
    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
    3 weeks ago
    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
    3 weeks ago
    A Dorje Shugden puja was performed by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s students in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). KFR’s land is extremely blessed and energised, all beings who enter the land will be blessed.
  • Bigfoot Sign Arrives in Betong
    3 weeks ago
    Bigfoot Sign Arrives in Betong
    The town's filled with excitement as Kechara Bigfoot gets a new sign.
  • Visiting senior citizen homes who happily receive Dorje Shugden’s blessings.
    3 weeks ago
    Visiting senior citizen homes who happily receive Dorje Shugden’s blessings.
  • Visiting a senior citizens home and sharing Dorje Shugden with them.
    3 weeks ago
    Visiting a senior citizens home and sharing Dorje Shugden with them.
  • Megnath outside the Chabahil Dorje Shugden Chapel in Kathmandu passing out Dorje Shugden brochures and booklets to the local people.
    4 weeks ago
    Megnath outside the Chabahil Dorje Shugden Chapel in Kathmandu passing out Dorje Shugden brochures and booklets to the local people.
  • Megnath walking around the Bodha stupa in Kathmandu and his uncle holding image of Dorje Shugden as he was just gifted with it.
    4 weeks ago
    Megnath walking around the Bodha stupa in Kathmandu and his uncle holding image of Dorje Shugden as he was just gifted with it.
  • Oser and Dharma vying for a snack! Cute
    4 weeks ago
    Oser and Dharma vying for a snack! Cute
  • A devotional song by Mary Fewel Tulin from the Radhasoami of Baba Sawan Singh. In it she praises the guru’s ability to evoke love and compassion within a practitioners heart.
    1 month ago
    A devotional song by Mary Fewel Tulin from the Radhasoami of Baba Sawan Singh. In it she praises the guru’s ability to evoke love and compassion within a practitioners heart.
  • Another devotional song in the Radhasoami tradition of Baba Sawan Singh. In this song she sings about the qualities of the guru.
    1 month ago
    Another devotional song in the Radhasoami tradition of Baba Sawan Singh. In this song she sings about the qualities of the guru.
  • On June 1, 2018, His Holiness the 10st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal starting giving teachings on Vajra Yogini in France.
    1 month ago
    On June 1, 2018, His Holiness the 10st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal starting giving teachings on Vajra Yogini in France.
  • His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche at 91 years old is healthy and very strong. We are blessed to see him. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche at 91 years old is healthy and very strong. We are blessed to see him. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja Performed at Nagu Monastery, Dechen, Yunnan, China for Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Monthly Dorje Shugden Puja Performed at Nagu Monastery, Dechen, Yunnan, China for Tsem Rinpoche
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his student Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his student Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/kyabje-zong-rinpoche
  • Super neat footage of Patty the Bigfoot!
    4 months ago
    Super neat footage of Patty the Bigfoot!
    In 1967, Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson stumbled across an incredible sight whilst out in Bluff Creek, in the California wilderness. At a creek which had been freshly washed-out by recent floods, they witnessed a female Bigfoot swiftly traverse the rugged landscape. Since their filmed encounter with the Bigfoot, who has since been nicknamed Patty, many have disputed the authenticity of their recording but no one has been able to successfully prove that it is a fake. Credits for this video goes to entirely to windvale for the original footage.
  • Adorable Tibetan kids wishing Happy New Year 2018
    4 months ago
    Adorable Tibetan kids wishing Happy New Year 2018
    The children and their little well-wishing voices are adorable!! It is a must listen. They recite prayers to Dorje Shugden to invoke blessings for everyone for the New Year 2018! At one point, they sprinkle some of the drink into the air as per tradition as an offering to Dorje Shugden. Shugden's practice in Tibet has been strong for four hundred years and is continuing to grow. Happy New Year (Losar) to everyone. May everyone have peace. Sarva Mangalam!
  • Dogs are super intelligent. This dog was trained as a service dog to help his owner who suffers from seizures. It even goes to the extent whereby he will lie under her head when she has a seizure, to protect her head from banging on the floor.
    5 months ago
    Dogs are super intelligent. This dog was trained as a service dog to help his owner who suffers from seizures. It even goes to the extent whereby he will lie under her head when she has a seizure, to protect her head from banging on the floor.
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    9 months ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    9 months ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    9 months ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
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    9 months ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    9 months ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    9 months ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    9 months ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    9 months ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    9 months ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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The birds would be released after the prayers and mantra recitation. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The birds would be released after the prayers and mantra recitation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Pastor Han Nee led KSDS students, parents and others for animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Pastor Han Nee led KSDS students, parents and others for animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Lets see who is the lucky person to received Dorje Shugden from Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
Dorje Shugden stall sending hope and blessing to everyone daily. Louise
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Dorje Shugden stall sending hope and blessing to everyone daily. Louise
Children volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen. A great way to spend the weekend. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen. A great way to spend the weekend. Lin Mun KSDS
Lovely kids, learning to chant at very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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Lovely kids, learning to chant at very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS Graduation, volunteers are doing make up for children. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Grand Dorje Shugden Puja, homemade soap all the way from Kuantan. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Grand Dorje Shugden Puja, homemade soap all the way from Kuantan. Lin Mun KSDS
Royden feeding a deer during the Farm in The City outing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Royden feeding a deer during the Farm in The City outing. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Colouring contest during Grand Dorje Shugden Puja 2017. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Colouring contest during Grand Dorje Shugden Puja 2017. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to recommendation by Mr Andrew Yap, we brought 2 young clients to a job interview at an upscale hotel in #KualaLumpur. Hopefully they will succeed in their interview and live a stable life soon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to recommendation by Mr Andrew Yap, we brought 2 young clients to a job interview at an upscale hotel in #KualaLumpur. Hopefully they will succeed in their interview and live a stable life soon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
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Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
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Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
Dharma Sharing about H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s biography led by Bro Soon Huat~ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
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Dharma Sharing about H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s biography led by Bro Soon Huat~ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Happy Wefie customer in our stall ! Everyone love Dorje Shugden ! Louise Lee
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Happy Wefie customer in our stall ! Everyone love Dorje Shugden ! Louise Lee
Dharma sister Wong Li Yen come to volunteer in our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown during saturday. So kind to spare time to help in the hot sun! Love you. Louise
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Dharma sister Wong Li Yen come to volunteer in our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown during saturday. So kind to spare time to help in the hot sun! Love you. Louise
Daily everyone receive precious gift from our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
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Daily everyone receive precious gift from our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
So glad to have children engaging in dharma practise at a young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad to have children engaging in dharma practise at a young age. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice and Yvonne taught children the right method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Alice and Yvonne taught children the right method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Well done Alice on her creative artwork. Lin Mun KSDS
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Well done Alice on her creative artwork. Lin Mun KSDS
Children were so excited playing with their DIY toy. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children were so excited playing with their DIY toy. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. Parents, students and teachers have the opportunity to chant and participate in this activity together. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. Parents, students and teachers have the opportunity to chant and participate in this activity together. Lin Mun KSDS
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