Chinese Horoscopes

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Chinese Horoscopes may not have any religious basis. However, if it’s based on 5,000 years worth of human observation, similar trends can be found. It is the culmination of 5,000 years of observation by the ancient Chinese scholars to culminate into the analysis of each sign. Some are very accurate. Observation is the best way to gather information.

The Chinese Lunar horoscope is different from the  Western zodiac. The year you are born in isn’t the only thing taken into consideration, but also the month you were born, the time of your birth and your Western zodiac sign.

It is always interesting and entertaining to read about yourself, your good points and your horoscoped weaknesses. I guess knowing more about yourself will help you to work on what you need to work on.  It is nice to know who you can work, partner, and be friends with… also who you would find some conflict with perhaps. Of course getting along and not getting along ultimately relies on you. But it is interesting to see who you have ‘natural’ conflicts with if no efforts were made towards the relationship. It is also interesting to share with friends personality traits of people you would like to understand more about. It is always nice to have a some lead in order to find a beginning in our relations with others.

I thought this section on horoscopes would keep you coming back for further contemplations and it’s always interesting to find out more about others. Horoscopes should not be used as a weapon or be fixed. Whatever personalities are described of each sign has many mitigating factors and everything can be changed or overridden with patience, kindness, understanding and good old fashioned sincerity for others. Do not think whatever a horoscope says is fixed or permanent. It is a general guide to start from somewhere but don’t be stuck where it is… nothing is stagnant.  For example Snakes do not get along with Boars according to the horoscopes… But they can get along if they work at it. Horoscopes help you find ahead of time what we need to be aware of with other I guess.

Do take a look below to see which animal sign you are… It will lead to interesting discussions, ideas, and introspection’s. Have fun and enjoy. I put it here for my blog friends to enjoy… so please enjoy and share with others!!!

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Rat

1900

1912

1924

1936

1948

1960

1972

1984

1996

2008

2020

Ox

1901

1913

1925

1937

1949

1961

1973

1985

1997

2009

2021

Tiger

1902

1914

1926

1938

1950

1962

1974

1986

1998

2010

2022

Rabbit

1903

1915

1927

1939

1951

1963

1975

1987

1999

2011

2023

Dragon

1904

1916

1928

1940

1952

1964

1976

1988

2000

2012

2024

Snake

1905

1917

1929

1941

1953

1965

1977

1989

2001

2013

2025

Horse

1906

1918

1930

1942

1954

1966

1978

1990

2002

2014

2026

Sheep

1907

1919

1931

1943

1955

1967

1979

1991

2003

2015

2027

Monkey

1908

1920

1932

1944

1956

1968

1980

1992

2004

2016

2028

Rooster

1909

1921

1933

1945

1957

1969

1981

1993

2005

2017

2029

Dog

1910

1922

1934

1946

1958

1970

1982

1994

2006

2018

2030

Boar

1911

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1935

1947

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1971

1983

1995

2007

2019

2031

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just click on any sign below and start reading the fascinating information about yourself and people you would like to understand more about.

 

1. The Rat

2. The Ox

3. The Tiger

4. The Rabbit

5. The Dragon

6. The Snake

7. The Horse

8. The Sheep

9. The Monkey

10. The Rooster

11. The Dog

12. The Pig

 

 

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  1. Andrew James Boon on Sep 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I keep coming back to this chart and its quite incredible how relevant most of the information is in here. It really sums up someone rather well… It gives an insight into why someone is the way they are and it is all due to the time they were born.

    Could the time one is born be the workings of Karma as well? It surely must be as highly attained masters have total control over their rebirth, they could in fact choose the time/year they are born into… simple logic. Or do they by sheer workings of karma are born into such times based on their merits… hhmmmm… I wonder?

  2. Adrian Cho on Sep 19, 2013 at 6:14 am

    This is so nice and wonderful, that now I can knows more about each sign of chinese horoscopes in more details. Really likes this post so much and very helpful too.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post to us.

  3. CK Siah on Sep 6, 2013 at 5:38 am

    仁波切的十二生肖算命图都很精准。是可以为我们的人生做参考,但不要太谜信。

    我个人认为其实我们的生晨八字就是我们人生的功课表和业障印记,个人的好坏性格都被记录下来。

    但我相信只要我们相信佛法和禅修自己或跟着上师的教诲,累积功德,那我们的命运也会跟着改善。

    谢谢仁波切给我们的分享。

  4. Low KHJB on Aug 31, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche.The Chinese horoscopes did highlight some of my characteristic. But I would take it to be a strong reminder to myself to be more mindful in my thoughts and action when I am dealing with others.Every action there would be a reaction.If I would be kind to others then reaction would be similar.I the context of my horoscope,my own ego and arrogance would be my biggest challenge to sub due .I would use the knowledge of the dharma to assist my self to follow the right path to overcome the so called inner nature of the Chinese horoscopes.

  5. James Long on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

    点击看看你是属于什么。我是天秤鼠,蛮准的。为什么我们会在那个时辰,日子出生,必定和我们前世自造的业力有关。我们了解自己的基本性格后,不是停留在哪儿,而是学习如何将优点变得更好,改善缺点。

  6. Albert Ratchaga on Aug 28, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Horoscope is through 5000 years of observation and being set with the closest possibilities of each and every character, it is the same as how Buddha observe and learn from the human life’s cycle and gain realization, I would say Horoscope is quite accurate when we live our life accordingly but it still does not work on every single human being, because of different background and situation.

    I used to have friend who are very obsessed about horoscope, they would look at horoscope in the morning almost on a daily basis, when there is days that they missed out the horoscope, they will feel very uneasy for the day and trying to reduce their activity almost to the minimum. there is so much of insecurity in their life. Horoscope may be accurate in certain way, it actually meant as a guidance for us and not for us to live in it.

    If a person who knows to utilize horoscope, they should learn about their ‘potential’ weaknesses and to work on the improvement, not ignore it and hope for miracle. We reap our own created karma, no one horoscope can help us to avoid our karma, we still have to work our way through for any and every situation arises.

  7. Shelly tai on Aug 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing this information . I used to like to read about my fortune during beginning of every year that was those day before I meet the dharma, after knowing the dharma I think the important thing is our mind how our mind react to sudden situation with dharma even is a negative situation we can use dharma to resolve our problem. As a guide I think is good to know someone horoscope so that we can talk to them more easily.

  8. Cliff on Aug 24, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I don’t really know how much i can trust or believe in Chinese Horoscopes although it may most of the time be quite accucrate, we should still have to see it as a scientific fact that it is true because it has gone through 5000 years of observations so it should count for something i think haha. I am a snake and after reading through the description of the strength and weakness i do agree and disagree in certain areas but maybe in denial or over confident to certain descriptions. But it is definitely very entertaining and fun to read Chinese Horoscopes. One fact i strongly agree with is that snakes find it very difficult to have trust in others which has to be earned but can be easily lost when lied to, deceived or betrayed. I find it very hard to trust people and am quick to be judgemental, i hope i would be able to change and improve one of these personality traits of mine. Thank you for sharing this with me Rinpoche, i found it very interesting to read.

  9. wansan on Aug 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I’m always interested in reading my own horoscope and zodiac. Every morning I will flip over my Star Newspaper to the part where the Horoscope is and read them. Of course like what Rinpoche says, “Horoscopes should not be used as a weapon or be fixed. Whatever personalities are described of each sign has many mitigating factors and everything can be changed or overridden with patience, kindness, understanding and good old fashioned sincerity for others.” I use them as a guideline of the day so that I know ‘who’ or ‘what’ to avoid/pay more attention to. Thank You Rinpoche
    for sharing this.

  10. Adrian Cho on Aug 21, 2013 at 3:41 am

    This is so wonderful and meaningful too, that I can knows more about Chinese Horoscopes of each sign. I also can read through every sign on this blog.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this nice post.

  11. Jessica Yap on Aug 20, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I am a tiger, hear me roar! Hehe
    Some traits do stand true! And I even looked up the signs of my friends and family and it describe their nature well. :)

    Sometimes if we know how certain people are, we can learn deliver our speeches and actions in a skillful manner.. It doesn’t mean that this is the manual for life to dictate how a certain horoscope should be. It is merely a guideline to learn more abt ourselves and the people around us so that we can communicate better to have a better relationship. :)

    Thnk you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  12. tenzin llhamo on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the above. As mentioned, above are based on years of observation and shouldnt let it control who we really are. Although it might say that certain signs are not compatible but if we work towards it, we can definitely work well with each other and people around us. I dont actually believe in these signs but no harm reading about it and get some info here and there.

  13. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    It was interesting to know our behaviour under chinese horoscope. But of course it was a guidance only, , everyone still different characters even though under same group.btw, I m a dragon.

  14. David Lai on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I love Chinese horoscopes because like many other ancient Chinese esoteric knowledge, I find them to be accurate and strangely compelling. However, I am not really a fan of the predictive quality of Chinese horoscope but I do find that psychological aspect very interesting. I think the account on my horoscope was pretty accurate with a few minor misses.

    I think this observational knowledge makes for an accurate description of the personalities of each of the zodiac sign. I believe that this is a good guide for people and can be somewhat Dharmic is the self-reflection and helps us to apply the right remedies to counter character flaws and weaknesses. It would definitely help us to work or get along with certain characters as well. Ultimately, the Dharma is the best Zodiac for people. It just needs us to apply it and experience the rewards of transformation.

  15. AdelineTan on Aug 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Out of curiosity i just read my horoscopes from here and found it to be very true and i enjoyed reading it he he.

  16. Edward ooi on Aug 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    below are the answers to the 6 questions.

    1)What signs do Snake get along with best?
    Answer: Snake get along the best with Ox, Rooster, Dragon, Rat and Dog.

    2)What signs do Pigs not get along with?
    Answer: Pigs do not get along with Snake and Monkey.

    3)What is the best match for a Tiger?
    Answer: The best match for a Tiger is Boar.

    4)What is the worst match for a Sheep?
    Answer: The worst match for a Sheep is Ox.

    5)What is the best match for a Rat?
    Answer: The best match for a Rat is Monkey.

    6)What is the worst match for a Dragon?
    Answer: The worst match for a Dragon is Dog.

  17. Edward ooi on Aug 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I’m a rabbit, my sister is an ox, my father is a dragon and my mother is a horse. I don’t know much about Chinese Horoscopes but I do know that if you are 6years apart than another person, then your relationship between each other wouldn’t be good.

  18. tsemtulku on Sep 5, 2011 at 6:54 am

    The element you are born into has tremendous effect on your personality. A fire snake would be more aggressive than those born under a water snake. Water snakes are more quiet and not as aggressive but very versatile. Metal snakes are more stubborn or stuck on ideas as oppose to a fire snake. Fire snakes can be very vengeful where as a wood snake is more forgiving. Elements are important to understand and how it affects you. Take a read and learn up about yourself. Take a look: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/horoscopes

    Interesting..TR

    • vc on Sep 27, 2011 at 11:22 am

      Don’t play fire with a snake.Grrrr

  19. Uncle Eddie on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Like our guru said, “Horoscopes are a general overveiw, but everything can be changed, so can karma also.” It all depends on whether the person has a strong determination and desire to overcome the undesirable predictions to make the necessary changes. Even the culmination of human observations centered on their trends of longtime behavioural traits can never be as impregnable as that of karma. HOWEVER, the strong belief on horoscope reading is no more centered on the chinese and asian nationals only. Many non-chinese nationals from the americans and european blocks have joined in the the astrological wagon, to propel the futuristic forecast into a reality for a good future. Every living being from the time of their birth wants happiness and not sufferings. It is therefore important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness depending upon their own efforts and not on the forecast of the horoscopes.

  20. yek yee on Aug 25, 2011 at 1:45 am

    When I just born, my parents already used Chinese horoscope to identify my character which I hated they do like this. After I had growth up, I started read the horoscope, ya sometime it is quite accurate.But, as a reference or self-reflection is good, to me. Especially the main character is quite accurate!!!I like the part “How to work with…” very useful,hehe…!!!In Chinese we called 知己知彼,百战百胜也!

    • Frederick Law on Aug 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      i agree, in chinese horoscope, character wise it is 90% accurate, but still the environment and people they mingle with also plays a part in shaping their character, so it is mostly like a guide to scan through the principal of the nature.

  21. Frederick Law on Aug 25, 2011 at 12:04 am

    thank you for sharing the horoscope with us Rinpoche. i must say i was an avid believer in horoscope especially when it comes to the chinese animal zodiac during every chinese new year, i was so eager to know what is the luck of my zodiac sign on the coming new year, i am born in the year of Dog. most of the time what the horoscope predicted might be accurate, but most of the time its not, but still delusions clouded me, and i keep on reading for so many years, and still believing in the prediction.

    it is when i learn Dharma, and understand about the cause and effect of Karma, and from Dearest Rinpoche explanation here, i started to see how the luck of one person does not really depends on the horoscope foretold, for horoscope is just a guide and prediction, but it is us who determine how the course of our life should be, even we can override the negative things through applying dharma. for it is due to our low minded thinking and the ignorance of karma that we blame luck, surrounding and ppl on on our misfortune.

    Thank You again Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful article with us, for many to learn more about other zodiac sign, and in the same time allowing us to understand we can override what is negative in horoscope fortune telling.

    i wish Rinpoche good health and long life. with folded hands.

  22. Tsem Rinpoche on Aug 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Horoscopes are a general overview, but everything can be changed. Karma is not solid and permanent hence, neither are the horoscopes. If we do nothing, then what the horoscopes can reflect what is happening with us…but If we do something about it we can override everything in horoscopes and samsara.

  23. patsy on Aug 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Even though I do not have an interest in horoscope, out of curiosity I check out my sign and a few of my family members and find that it is quiet accurate.

  24. Steve Tobias on Aug 24, 2011 at 10:06 am

    This is very interesting, looked up myself (Dog) and a few other people and it’s pretty accurate.

    I had someone close to me who was very into astrology. I found it frustrating because often times it made her very fearful and anxious, sort of defeatist, like things are a certain way and one can’t change them or act. It seemed to contradict karma, and cause negative results.

    If astrology and horoscopes are accurate then maybe we have the karma to be born under a certain sign at a certain time — it would make a lot of sense.

  25. Janice Kwok on Aug 24, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Towards the end and beginning of each year, i wld start veering myself to the section on horoscopes, both western and the chinese, to read and check on what is store for me for the year..really kiasu…hahahha. Having started now on Dharma, it is interesting to read it, not becos, the prophecies/projections by those authors will be more real but you start to think why did i become so uptight when i used to deal with those horoscope signs that are said to be less compatible with me? Thank you Rinpoche for starting this section to teach us who have heavy negative karma to learn how to contemplate and change our minds and behaviour towards others.

  26. oscar on Aug 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Rinpoche~~~didn’t know you like horoscope as well! :D Am doing vedic astrology and sometimes I recommend Kechara to my customers. Explore vedic astrology as well ya~~! I know next year there will be a very powerful and inspirational spiritual person rising from Asia.. is it you? :D :D :D -ur fb fan-

  27. VC on Aug 23, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    This horoscope is quite different because it is written by an enlightened beings and not ordinary human beings.it might refer to anyone of you.hehehe.

  28. Nicholas on Aug 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    To be frank I didn’t really follow much on horoscope.
    Use to think that attitude and behaviors influences by family, environment and friends. Not even bother to analyze or want to know peoples character as just so ignorance and selfish.

    But after learning about compassion (which is still learning) we need to understand and even have to be more mindful about people personality.

    Not to criticize but knowing how to work with them. As Rinpoche mentioned the personalities can be changed with patience, kindness & sincerity. By knowing our shortfall and we recognize it, it’s time to work on it for better.

    Thanks Rinpoche for blogging this.
    A lot of people said it is so true to them. Me too. Hehehe…..

  29. Su Ming on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Horoscope and Zodiac Signs used to be my favourite topic to read beginning of every year. I used to have many books by various author. It was like my bible….ie will I be rich? will my career be successful? who and what to avoid?, which animal sign should I avoid or be friends with? and etc..hehehehe.

    But after knowing dharma I realised that it is not the signs or animal that you were born under which mold us but the karma (good and bad) which is the driving force of who we are and MOST IMPORTANTLY how we can change things around for the better.

  30. VC on Aug 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Chinese horoscope is written by human.Human make mistakes and not God.Our life is fixed at birth.Human beings is watch by ’28 constellations heavenly beings’ up in the heaven monitoring each and every human beings deeds.i am not sure which heavenly beings responsible to fixed human life at birth or it is just follow some causal laws.It is written in some of buddhism books.So why bother horoscope if there is a religion to follow.I guess the heavenly beings will send their heavenly retinue or sages such as Sakyamuni Buddhas down to earth to save and liberate humanity when the time is right.

  31. henry ooi on Aug 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Even though Chinese read and some rely on Chinese horoscopes there are also people from different Western countries who do. But as Rinpoche writes here these horoscopes do not mean that they are 100% accurate as each individual has his/her own mind. They are a good guide and I agree one should not get caught up in them thinking that a person’s characteristics according to the Chinese horoscopes are fixed and that he/she cannot change.

  32. tsemtulku on Aug 23, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Yes I am the year of the wood snake. My root teacher Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was a wood snake also.
    TR

  33. VC on Aug 22, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    i guess rinpoche is a snake person.snake is powerful,charming,highly wisdom people.i bow to rinpoche kindness for liberating sentient beings with his powerful wisdom and compassionate heart.May rinpoche live long and vow to save sentient beings free from delusion and ultimately attained Nirvana.

  34. Lawrence on Aug 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    What sign is Tsem Tulku Rinpoche?

  35. peggy on Aug 22, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Thank you for these beautiful pages….. you offer so much.

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    “There is a devil there is no doubt, but is he trying to get into us or trying to get out?”
    ~ Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2015 01:45 PM
    “His Holiness Zong Rinpoche stressed the need to continue to practice even when we come up against obstacles, and that we should continually review our progress. He stated that a happy, luxurious life was like a good dream, and that obstacles and difficulties were like a bad dream. We should give them no significance, but simply carry on working towards real, everlasting happiness.”
    ~ Ngala ’ö-Dzin Tridral
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2015 01:44 PM
    “We may encounter defeat, but we must not be defeated.”
    ~ Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Monday, Jun 29. 2015 04:15 PM
    At the age of 23, Tsongkhapa went to the region of U to meet up with some people from his hometown, Amdo. His friends entreated him to return to Amdo and they also gave him a letter from his mother. She also requested him to return to Amdo and had slipped one of her white hairs in the letter too. Touched by this, Tsongkhapa considered returning to Amdo for a while. However, when he contemplated deeper. he realized that if he left for Amdo, he would be disrupting his practices of mental discipline. As there was no benefit, he sadly decided not to return to his homeland. Instead he sent a thangka of a painting of himself to his mother in Amdo. When his mother opened it, the picture spoke to her and it was as if Tsongkhapa was there with her, which brought her great joy. In a letter accompanying the thangka, Tsongkhapa requested his mother and sister to build a stupa around the sandalwood tree which had sprung up at his birth. His mother and sister complied and from that stupa, the holy monastery of Kumbum developed.
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Jun 29. 2015 04:12 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche: Beautiful song and nostalgic. May you enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKQpRgxyyqo
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Jun 29. 2015 04:12 PM
    Today is a happening day for Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). Many activities are taking place on this holy land – from Dharma teachings, ritual classes, meditations, to art painting projects.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/exciting-kfr-on-june-27.html

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What Am I Writing Now


 

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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8 hours ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche with Kyabje Dromo Geshe Rinpoche
9 hours ago
2015-Myself having audience with my holy protector. See more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
10 hours ago
Panchen Sonam Drakpa, fifteenth Throne-holder of Je Tsongkhapa (Ganden Tripa), and former abbot of Gaden, Sera, and Drepung monasteries (the only monk to ever become abbot of all three).
10 hours ago
Hardworking and kind Kecharians. Their dedication touches me deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
11 hours ago
“The problem is not enjoyment; the problem is attachment.”-Tilopa
14 hours ago
Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69823
16 hours ago
This is the illustrious Changkya Rolpai Dorje who is the previous incarnation of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4297
16 hours ago
Special painting of Manjushri and here is his short praise to do daily: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69797
2 days ago
See what is a tsatsa and their origins and purpose: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69630
2 days ago
Dear friends, recently I had audience with my dharma protector via the official Panglung Oracle, you can see more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
3 days ago
Dear Pasang and Wife, I thank you both for your wonderful agate mala gift. It is very kind of you. Much prayers for you both, Tsem Rinpoche
4 days ago
Very good news!!
4 days ago
Excellent advice
5 days ago
This is super simple yet super powerful and it is the black and white truth. Read this short thought and contemplate deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
At the age of 23, Tsongkhapa went to the region of U to meet up with some people from his hometown, Amdo. His friends entreated him to return to Amdo and they also gave him a letter from his mother. She also requested him to return to Amdo and had slipped one of her white hairs in the letter too. Touched by this, Tsongkhapa considered returning to Amdo for a while. However, when he contemplated deeper. he realized that if he left for Amdo, he would be disrupting his practices of mental discipline. As there was no benefit, he sadly decided not to return to his homeland. Instead he sent a thangka of a painting of himself to his mother in Amdo. When his mother opened it, the picture spoke to her and it was as if Tsongkhapa was there with her, which brought her great joy. In a letter accompanying the thangka, Tsongkhapa requested his mother and sister to build a stupa around the sandalwood tree which had sprung up at his birth. His mother and sister complied and from that stupa, the holy monastery of Kumbum developed.
7 days ago
In this day and age this is totally necessary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69186
7 days ago
Never listen to one's own egoistic thoughts, but follow what Dorje Shugden advises always. Your ego makes sure you lose but Dorje Shugden makes sure you win!~ Tsem Rinpoche
7 days ago
Pastor David giving dharma talks today in Kechara Forest Retreat. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Dear friends, open this up and PLEASE read it carefully. It's short. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
This is worth remembering and worth sharing. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Very nice message I wanted to share. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Comfortable sitting room of H.H. Dalai Lama
1 week ago
Inside the monastery there is hut with bamboo and plums. The host and the guest has met with pure hearts. Don't complain we have stood in front of the door and chatted a long time as the sun set on the pier we wait for the boat to return. ~Lien Gong
1 week ago
Holy beings manifest in both conventional and unconventional methods to benefit us. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is powerful. We are in a great place and that is Kechara. Some in the past and present and maybe future may think otherwise. And that is ok. Everyone has their karma to contend with. But if we put our efforts in Kechara and it's our genuine efforts, it can be no different than other places and even better. Where we put our efforts is where we will get the results. I guess this illustration says it all. "The grass isn't greener on the other side. It's greener where YOU water it.". Where we 'water' it is the effort we put in. Since we are here, we should do our best instead of doing little or mediocre thinking there is a better place and this is just a transition place. Because maybe this is the best place but some of us don't see it because we are blinded by our projections. Just my thoughts. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Peace and freedom
2 weeks ago
Thank you!!
2 weeks ago
Powerrful!
2 weeks ago
Never threaten or hurt others because of their choice of religion. 
2 weeks ago
Please accept our humble requests to Your Holiness. 
2 weeks ago
To Your Holinesss the Dalai Lama. 
2 weeks ago
We would like a resolution please.
2 weeks ago
Beautiful and sacred Wangtsey tsatsa. http://www.vajrasecrets.com
2 weeks ago
Good friends are hard to find and when we find them, treasure them. TR
2 weeks ago
Painfully true. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Excellent
3 weeks ago
Stunning photo!
3 weeks ago
A thought
3 weeks ago
More people offering prayers at the Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat. Nice.
3 weeks ago
My personal statue of Authority-Averting Ganapati statue. Carved of wood and around 24 inches in height. Tibetan: Surkek Selway Tsokdak
3 weeks ago
This loyal friendship writing is so applicable to my life. All the kind and beneficial things I have in my life came from friends and especially my gurus. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
A picture of myself back in 1990 with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in background. Gangchen Rinpoche asked me to teach at that time.
3 weeks ago
Beautiful vintage photo of the entrance into the Bodhanath Stupa in Kathmandu. One of my favorite holy places of all time. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is the senior oracle (Kuten Lama) of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a good friend of mine. I miss him very much. He was kind to me always. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
I have my own style, thoughts, methods and choices. It's not to bother you, but it's who I am. Similarily, I practice Shugden and you should  not have a problem with it. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is something that is hard to accept but necessary. It's simple and the truth. Everyone has their own karma and road to trek. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is so beautiful. Would love to live near this.
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  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    6 days ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    1 month ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    1 month ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
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    1 month ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    1 month ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    1 month ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    1 month ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    2 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html
  • Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
    2 months ago
    Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
  • A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
    2 months ago
    A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
  • Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    4 months ago
    Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    4 months ago
    A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
    4 months ago
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
  • Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 1
    4 months ago
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 1

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CHAT PICTURES

1 hour ago
Love the deep and soothing sound from this colorful instrument. Stella
2 hours ago
IM4U, 1Malaysia for Youth, is an initiative of the Malaysian government that encourage volunteering among Malaysian youth. They are collaborating with Kechara Soup Kitchen to distribute food to our city's homeless and urban poor using their food truck for 4 Saturday nights during Ramadan. DR.
2 hours ago
What could three pretty Kecharians be doing on one hot afternoon in Chamang waterfall? Look out for billboards on our highway in a couple of months to find out why. DR.
2 hours ago
Visitors to Kechara Forest Retreat queuing to pay respects to HE Tsem Rinpoche's throne and to receive blessings. DR.
2 hours ago
28 Selangor MCA leaders visited Kechara Forest Retreat yesterday upon the invitation by our Minister of Transport YB Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai. They were in awe of what we have built in this 35acres. DR.
2 hours ago
At 4am yesterday, the dedicated volunteers of Kechara in Kechara Forest Retreat were still offering gold leaves onto our wealth box to have it ready for a puja soon. DR.
17 hours ago
Puja Team focus on listening to the dedication and generate mind of compassion during Puja. By Puja House, 3 July'15
17 hours ago
A new opening shop owner Sponsor Puja for smooth operation of business. By Puja House 3 July '15
17 hours ago
Medicine Buddha Puja sponsored for the beloved whom passed away. By Puja House 3 July '15
17 hours ago
Making torma for Puja. By Puja House ,3 July'15
2 days ago
Medicine Buddha Puja was sponsor by a sponsor for her illness to heal fast. By Puja House, 2 July'15
2 days ago
Dorje Shugden Puja is highly demanded by sponsors. Some sponsor have even sponsor Dorje Shugden Puja for every month. By Puja House, 2 July'15
2 days ago
Dukkar Puja was Sponsored by a Sponsor dedicated to her daughter. By Puja House , 2 July'15
2 days ago
Setrap Puja did today for Sponsor dedicated to their kids. May the negative disturbances that influence their kids can be pacify. By Puja House, 2 July'15
2 days ago
During Puja we will always chant mantra of multiply and blessed the rosary. By Puja House 2 July'15
2 days ago
Chuan checked into the soup kitchen feeling worried this morning. He told us that he was coughing and there were blood coming out from his spluthum this morning. Chuan explained that he had the symptoms since morning and otherwise he is feeling fine. He was very worried if he has contracted a serious disease. He was then immediately rushed to the hospital for further checks for suspected TB and requires admission. We wish Chuan a swift recovery from his illness swiftly. Justin@KSK
2 days ago
The group of volunteers from IKEA Malaysia who helped in the kitchen. They also helped to deliver food provisions to our Food Bank recipients today. Thank you for your participation! 来到我们香积厨帮忙的IKEA Malaysia志工们。他们今天也帮忙派送食粮给我们食物银行的受惠者。谢谢你们的参与! Justin@KSK
2 days ago
The group of volunteers from IKEA Malaysia who helped in the kitchen. They also helped to deliver food provisions to our Food Bank recipients today. Thank you for your participation! 来到我们香积厨帮忙的IKEA Malaysia志工们。他们今天也帮忙派送食粮给我们食物银行的受惠者。谢谢你们的参与! Justin@KSK
3 days ago
Dorje Shugden Puja is highly demanded these days, especially to help in clearing the obstacles for company financial. By Puja House, 1 July '15
3 days ago
Druchuma Puja is popular in Puja House. Many Sponsor sponsored for their company staffs to work in harmony. By Puja House 1 July'15
3 days ago
Altar set up for weekly Setrap and Dorje Shugden Puja is ready. Tonight Puja will be conducted in mandarin language. By Puja House, 1 July'15
3 days ago
Setting up offering for weekly Medicine Buddha Puja at Gompa. By Puja House, 1 July'15
4 days ago
Beautiful tormas for Drolchok Puja. By Puja House 30 June 15
4 days ago
Drolchok Puja or 21 Tara Puja is for wishes to Be fulfilled. By Puja House 30 June'15
4 days ago
A kind Doctor Sponsor a medicine Buddha Puja for the patients she treat . May all her patients protect by Buddha Medicine and get heal. Also she can spot the illness of her patients quicker. By Puja House 30 June '15

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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