The Chinese Zodiac

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Discover more about yourself according to ancient Chinese tradition

Every individual’s personality has a centered “self” and many layers around it. Each layer has a different size, texture and aura, and when combined, it makes up who the person truly is. The Chinese Zodiac or Chinese Horoscope uses details of your birth to determine your basic personality traits, strengths, weaknesses, your compatibility with other people and even to forecast your future.

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.

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.

Tsem Rinpoche

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Zodiac Calculator

Each year of the Chinese calendar is associated with one of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Enter your birth date and time to determine which Chinese Zodiac animal you are.

* Date of Birth
Time of Birth
Gender
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Choose another animal to learn more about that Chinese Zodiac sign
Daily Horoscope
Chinese astrology is possibly the most developed and the most popular type of astrology in the world. It is not a predictive art like the Western Zodiac, but leans towards the interpretive and philosophical. Select your Chinese Zodiac sign to reveal what lies in store for you.

* All horoscopes are extracted from chinese.horoscope.com.


Elements
The 5 elements – Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth – are an integral part of the Chinese Zodiac which define a universal balance. Every one of us are made up of these elements and are deeply connected to them. A person’s characteristics are determined both by the ruling element of their sign as well as the element of the year of their birth.
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Discover Your Element
Don’t know your Chinese sign? Find out here
More about how the elements affect each sign:
More about the different elements:
Rising Sign
One of factors that affects a person’s characteristics is the time of birth. E.g. A Rooster born in the hour of the Ox will have a different personality compared to a Rooster born in the hour of the Snake. The sign related to the hour of birth is called the Rising Sign, and the individual will experience the effect of the Rising Sign in various degrees.
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Discover Your Rising Sign
Don’t know your Chinese sign? Find out here
More about the rising signs of each sign:
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East Meets West
Another factor which affects a person’s characteristics is the Sun sign. The Sun signs are also known as the Western Zodiac, and they parallel the Chinese Zodiac signs. Combining a Western sign with the Chinese sign will give further insight into an individual’s personality, reinforcing, weakening or diversifying the person’s characteristics.
Discover your Double Zodiac

Don’t know your Chinese sign? Find out here
More about the Western Zodiac of each sign:
Buddhist Protectors
When the Chinese Zodiac reached Japan, it became very popular among the Japanese. As Buddhism is also very strong in Japan, the Chinese Zodiac soon became linked to their religion, where 8 Buddhist Protectors became associated with each of the 12 animals of the horoscope, giving their blessings to the people of each sign.
Discover your Protector

Don’t know your Chinese sign? Find out here
More about the Protector of each sign:
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Relationship Compatibility

Besides knowing about the characteristics of your Chinese Zodiac sign, what about when it comes to the people around you? Which other Chinese Zodiac sign best suit yours, when it comes to relationships?

Relationship compatibility within the Chinese Zodiac mostly takes into account the general characteristics for each animal. However, every individual will place their own unique twist on the basic characteristics. That being said, it’s always fun to read about how well (or not well) you match with your partner

Here is a tool for you to test your compatibility with your partner by entering both your Chinese Zodiac sign and your partner’s sign. Have fun reading, and try it out with all your friends!

Discover how well you get along
You
Your partner
Don’t know your Chinese sign? Find out here
More about the relationship compatibility of each sign:

 

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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

1923

1935

1947

1959

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

 

 

(Image extracted from: www.chinesehoroscopes.com)

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61 Responses to The Chinese Zodiac

  1. Su Ming on Sep 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    The E Division team , beng kooi, lew, cynthia, justin, jean ai, jean mei and wai meng have been working very hard on this new function. Especially Lew, Cynthia & Beng Kooi. I have been looking forward to this for weeks. It is going to be fun to see the compatibility of my birth signs with the rest and vice versa. Enjoy!!!

    • Eric Choong on Sep 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Wow!!! Already share with my Facebook friends…..thanks for the hard working team:-)take care guys:-)))))))

    • Ash Ng on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      It’s a very useful information gathered for this particular blog, am sure many of us will definitely benefit from it. Thanks to you guys in E division team cheers :D

  2. justinripley on Sep 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Freaking cool, now whenever I meet someone I can come to the blog to profile them top to toe East to West quite literally.

    FB profiles, here we come, birth dates and western zodiacs, make for some interesting combinations in love and war… well less war huh!

  3. Steve Tobias on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Wow very cool. Astrology communities will love this and maybe get some dharma.

  4. JP on Sep 20, 2011 at 2:13 am

    The horoscope reading is amazingly accurate. Fun! Been reading on my friends’ horoscope. Great guidelines to learn how to communicate effectively with my friends.

    Effective communication is important because many problems are created from miscommunication. It’s part of practising dharma to put in the effort to understand another person.

  5. Sabina on Sep 20, 2011 at 5:38 am

    This section is so much fun, interesting and so very well done!!
    Biggest Thanks to all of you who worked on it!! You guys rock!! :D

  6. joey wong on Sep 20, 2011 at 8:52 am

    wow this is amazing! kudos to the e div team for coming up with something like this that makes it easier for all of us to get more info about our zodiacs! A lot of hard work has been put into this so i do congratulate you guys for being able to come up with this

  7. Karen Chong on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I love this section! It’s very informative and by reading other horoscopes, i get to know more about the people around me, the guidelines can help me on how to effectively work and communicate with my colleagues and friends. Thank you E-div and blog team for your hard work posting this up for us

  8. tenzin llhamo on Sep 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you very much to all those that did the blog on Zodiacs…It’s very interesting to learn so much on Rinpoche’s blog! Every blog is FUNTASTIC!

  9. patsy on Sep 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I checked out mine and found it very accurate. Now I know where my weaknesses are and will work hard to rectify them.

    Thank you to Rinpoche and the hardworking blog them!!!

  10. Sock Wan on Sep 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you, our eDiv folks.. it is a very interesting calculator, finding out the characteristic by our birth date..

  11. Ethan Chu on Sep 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    The e-division has been working tirelessly for this new function to come out. and they did it!!! Great work guys!

    Now, i can spend hours reading up on myself and friends… hehe.. Thankyou guys for the hardwork.

  12. bengkooi on Sep 22, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Its fantastic how horoscopes can teach people to be better, kinder, less angry, more patient etc…. what a great tool to impart good human values on others!

    The writers really worked super hard on this – researching, comparing notes, writing etc… without the content, would be nothing to talk about! They did it uncomplainingly, lead by Jean Mei, who worked overtime to pull the content together. The only thing we could not write original content for is the Daily Horoscopes… I do hope someday that there will be an astrologer among us who is able to do this pro bono!

  13. beckanelli on Oct 8, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Thank you so very much for this.

  14. Ganesan on Oct 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Hi, great job people. Be a good guideline for me. By the way, how can i lean more?

  15. Phurbu Doma Lepcha on Jan 22, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Thuchee chee lus for your information,i dint know anything about this and i am still confused,i was told by my family that i am a Dog and now its coming as Gemini Pig…hahahhahahaha…it was nice though….hope to share more information for you to the world for you and i would obliged to do that for you.Peace

  16. Natalie on Feb 18, 2012 at 2:21 am

    hi guys
    thanks for all this astrology information. this is a great site where you can get a free reading of where all the planets were at the time of your birth http://www.astro.com. Its really interesting.

  17. ugyen namgyal on May 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    sds

  18. judy.lam@kechara.com on Jun 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I love reading Chinese Zodiac out of curiosity and fun. Sometimes I find it accurate, sometimes not so. I find this information pretty accurate and take note of my weaknesses I have to work on. Thanks to the wonderful e-team for putting so much of hard work into this.

  19. Shin Tan on Jun 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Thank you for this simple and easy “just click” app. Now I can be a fake feng shui/ astrologer and dispense zodiac advice. Hehehe (kidding!)

    The Chinese Zodiac (生肖), is a system that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year mathematical cycle and is popular in several East Asian countries such as China, Korea and Japan.

  20. nicholas on Jun 18, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Knowing the characteristic our Zodiac sign and others not just about knowing it for personal advice but it’s also to understand others and how we can get and work together to achieve harmony.

    Thanks Rinpoche for this great sharing.

  21. Joy on Jun 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    This is such an awesome section in the blog because like it or not, we love to read about our characters and other people’s. This is not superstitions…it is ancient science which has been around for ages and practised in many cultures. It is a guideline for us to gauge and learn about ourselves and others so we can get along better or better yet induced with Dharma… to help the other person better. Perhaps if we know that particular person’s qualms and quirks… we can better serve/benefit them ;)

    The blog team worked really really hard in researching and writing and creating this whole section up!!! Thank you selfless ppl. And thank you Rinpoche!

  22. Wan on Jun 26, 2012 at 4:57 am

    i share this site with my friend and we are fascinated with what it say and could not stop to try on the birthday of people whom we know..

    Thank you for sharing the chinese Zodiac which we can learn and use it to improve our weak points.

  23. Julia Tan on Jul 9, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Interesting Chinese zodiac sign to discover & learn! Every year before or during CNY, especially among Chinese would love to get their fate predicted reading their Chinese zodiac sign. Thank you E-division team for all the handwork on research and write up. I enjoy it a lot.

  24. Sam on Jul 11, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Very interesting site to visit again again and again.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    Please take care :)

  25. HelenaC on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    This is super fun and very accurate!!! Thanks To Ediv for creating this fantastic post :)
    I am a Sheep “Mekkk mekkkk”.

  26. henry ooi on Jul 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Rinpoche’s blog has so many interesting reads. So many information are available just on this post. In the past I have read the characteristics of animal signs and find them fascinating. This post provides me with more information and knowledge.

  27. Li Kheng on Jul 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    What I like most about this horoscope is: it gives us a general idea about our natural tendencies but it also proposes efforts we can consciously make to overcome the “weakness” we may possess. This is very typical of Tsem Rinpoche where I learn that we have the power to make a change.

    I remember that Karma Chart that Tsem Rinpoche created where Rinpoche showed us that the choices we make and the action we take can cause a change to our so called destiny. For example, we can engage in purification acts like consistent daily sadhana, puja etc. to purify our negative karma (black karma). This approach to viewing karma is very empowering because we do not just say: oh, it is my karma to be lazy…it is my karma to be a failure etc. If we view karma the way Tsem Rinpoche has taught us, we can say: yes, I must have very strong imprints of laziness due to habituation from past lives. However, if I practice moral discipline and develop the new habit of being hardworking, I can collect the merits to purify my negative karma and cause the creation of positive karma.

    Thank you Rinpoche for always giving us the opportunity to learn and be better.

  28. DR on Jul 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    This is a very comprehensive writeup. Thank you to all involved in this effort. You must have done alot of research to be able to come up with all these information. Even navigation is easy.

    Very often i refer back to this blog post after meeting someone new. It is akin to looking at the shape of the spout of a teapot and you will know how best to pour the tea without spilling it. When you know of a person’s strength and weaknesses, you will know how best to harness their strength while helping them improve their weaknesses.

    Having said that, these facts are basic characteristics of people in general. Their personality and perspective changes after they receive dharma knowledge. So I would use these information wisely and not blindly.

  29. Koh Hee Peng on Jul 13, 2012 at 12:34 am

    This particular page on Chinese Zodiac definitely has improved signficantly as compared to my last visit. Now this page is very user friendly and whatever information that we need pertain to the Chinese Zodiac is just within a click of a button on the main page itself, be it the relationship 2 different chinese zodiac, or the relationship between the Chinese and Western Zodiac on the month that we were born.

    Many thanks to the efforts from E-Division that make Chinese Zodiac fun to learn :D .

  30. Uncle Eddie on Jul 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Rinpoche has indicated that though chinese horoscopes may not have any religious basis, but it is based on 5,000 years worth of human observation by ancient chinese scholars. The culmination into the analysis of eachsign for some can be very accurate, but Rinpoche did caution that the result of such prediction should not be taken as ‘fixed’ or permanent, as nothing is permanent. Each personality sign has mitigating factors and everything can be overriden with patience, kindness, understanding and good old fashion sincerity for others. Nevertheless, just take it with a pinch of salt for fun and easy reading and enjoy it as entertainment.

  31. wei theng on Jul 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    This is a very interesting site. I used to read the short horoscope daily from newspaper. Now, this is another way for me to read my horoscope online! Yes!

  32. roshan shrestha on Jul 18, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    it s nice.

  33. asish chhetri on Jul 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    thanks rinpoche la…..

  34. robin on Jul 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    nice web 4 our chinese people…:D

  35. TanHP KH(JB) on Jul 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Excellent, very insight information regarding Chinese Zodiac. And interesting to know about an “Earth Scorpion Dog”. One would realized the weaknesses “consciously” and do something to improved the quality of our life.
    Thanks a millions for the effort.

  36. soo-nam on Jul 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    please advice me more abpout my self..it’s all true what i am like while going through this…..

  37. EricLee KHJB on Jul 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    以前,以为相信风水命运,就能让知己顺顺利利的过好我的人生。但自从接触了佛法了以后,相信所有的事情的发生都是因为因果,所以认为只要种好因就会有好果。其实,我们也只是凡人,我们看到的不一定就是对的,因为我们还没有拥有足够的智慧去判断是与非,所以在此谢谢仁波切对于个个生肖做出了分析,让我们更加正确的了解自己的优缺点,看哪方面是需要加强或是改进,这样一来,我们就能成为更好的人了,谢谢仁波切。

  38. ysun on Aug 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    wow. this is so interesting. after reading it, i find it very true about some basic personality.

  39. Jessica Yap on Nov 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I had a lot of fun playing with the compabaility calculator! I entered my friends and family’s zodiac signs to learn more about them and myself. hehe. The element section is veyr interesting too. Never knew that we know more about someone through the element signs. hehe

    A big Thank you to the e-div team who made this page so fun and interactive!

    And thank you Rinpoche! :)

  40. Jessica Yap on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:04 am

    I’m a Tiger and according to the chinese Horoscope:

    “Tiger is the animal that represents authority. They are proud and will exert their leadership as they are born leaders. Forceful and aggressive, they are usually in the lead and it is difficult to deny them their rights. ”

    This is so true! I am very aggressive. hehe. The whole page is so fun to play with. I can find out more about other chinese horoscopes with just a few clicks!

    Thank you E-Div team!! :)

    Thank you, Rinpoche!

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  42. Adrian Cho on Jan 31, 2013 at 5:17 am

    This is so nice and I can know more about my Chinese zodiac :) haha
    Also now I can knows that my zodiac rat protector is Chenrezig^^ hehe
    This is so fun and I enjoy so much to read each of the Chinese zodiac.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  43. Rene Kimose on Feb 9, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Hey everybody.

    Wonderfull work you did. Will there be a water snake year forecast for the different sign´s

    Best wishes and prosperity for the yeear to come.

    René, Denmark

  44. edward ooi on Feb 19, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Wow, this is amazing! I can’t believe that it really works. It showed me a few exact personality of mine. I wonder how does the Chinese learn all these correct facts about horoscope in the ancient times and why did they choose these 12 particular animals?

  45. candy salvatiera on Mar 27, 2013 at 9:53 am

    pa share sa f.b

  46. gerald on Mar 29, 2013 at 11:19 am

    the compatibility between my snake partner a very worst future understanding how could we prolonging a very good and excellent relationship?

  47. Sean Wang on Apr 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    This part of the blog is only available because of the hard work of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and the E-Division Team. It is extremely fun to see how the Zodiac influences my personality. Although some of the points are inaccurate (Probably because I, myself, am quite an irregular person), most of the points are quite true to me.

    There is so much hard work at play here and I must congratulate those involved as those involved in the creation of this section has created the causes to satisfy people’s thirst for information and superstition. I rejoice! A lot of merit is gained by this action.

  48. Lucas Roth on Apr 27, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    wow this is so interesting and cool, i was very surprised that most of it is true and it is very very true about my lifestyle. i am a snake and i am proud of being me because it is good to be yourself and who says you have to be perfect, just be yourself.

  49. yolanda gallarpe on Jun 22, 2013 at 9:23 am

    wetleocases

  50. Davin on Aug 23, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    This is interesting and very well done. With this I can know more about myself and people around me. It is good to know about our weaknesses to remind ourselves and make improvement. Thank you E-Div teamand thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

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  52. loten on Sep 25, 2013 at 12:50 am

    oh man!! the description of the rat and rooster describes my marriage to the T..now what?

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  54. Julien Roth on Jan 11, 2014 at 1:04 am

    This is cool. There are so many things that i had no clue even existed. And this is such a creative and interactive way of teaching people about the Chinese Zodiac. Rinpoche has made a good choice posting this post in such a way. Thank you.

  55. Low Khjb on Jan 12, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Thank you rinpoche for your kind sharing.For us to go through this blog,it really showed how much work and care you had put into the content with reference which go back years of sharing.So much effort was put in to compiling the content with much detail.
    A big Thank you from my heart.

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  58. Amrutha Benny on Feb 11, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I wanna know compatibility with my lover by combining both the chinese and western zodiac signs together. I am a leo sheep and he is libra rabbit.
    I know leo and libra is good.
    Sheep and rabbit is also good.
    But I wanna know the combined one. Can you please help me

  59. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 19, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I think that a Buddha probably transcends all kinds of zodiac signs and is not limited by the limitations of each animal. Still 5000 years of observations there is some truths to , may not be absolute but there are many parallels that makes sense to the ordinary person.

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    (Thursday, Apr 24. 2014 02:17 AM)
    Dear Dwayne Johnson, the pacifier and Vincent Tan,
    With all due respect to you guys, please respect Rinpoche’s blog and do not have unnecessary misunderstandings here. This comment section was setup to “share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you”. Please use it wisely to share your thoughts and opinions constructively and I would advice you guys to share your opinions about the posts that Rinpoche posted if you truly respect Rinpoche. If you obsessively post things on a particular religion or master, you are proselytising. If you post once in awhile to share something universal and moving, that’s alright. But to proselytize here, that’s not particularly respectful especially if its from a different faith from Rinpoche’s. Yes, Rinpoche do regular posts things on masters and practitioners from various faiths because he is broadminded and wishes to share the universality of spirituality. This should not be used as an excuse to proselytize on his blog. This is not hard and fast rules but mere etiquette of someone who respects one another’s faith and beliefs. Don’t you think? This is not meant to offend anyone but meant to clarify things.
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Thursday, Apr 24. 2014 01:09 AM)
    to both Vincent and the pacifier, even you yourself are confuse of what you are posting. “if this blog side just share only buddhism..whats the point that guru shared about Jesus Christ, Mother Theresa, posted pictured of Dalai Lama with Blessed Pope John Paul II and so on and so forth..the 84000 of syakmuni’s teaching do not include points that rinpoche shared on other religious figures and yet he shared from his perspective point of views which he believes would drawn many people to visit his blog and to create interest so as to benefits others..besides..he shared too other teachings on nick vujicic, the no arms and no legs charismatic evangelical pastor, and other dharma center master cheng yen.”- by Vincent. yes, you wrote that correctly, Rinpoche shares about the all this and also the other religion in a manner that allow everyone here to understand about other religions, but Rinpoche articles is all about facts and informative articles that allow all of us understand more about the others, but did you ever see Rinpoche posted any prayers or even praises to other religious community blog? you can say i am biased, but ask yourself the real reason you keep on posting praises in a Buddhist blog, and yet what is the point what you want to convey?
    What ever point i am referring here is that is you as a guest visiting the house of a person, shouldn’t you be respecting owner of the house, lets say if the owner is a Buddhist, shouldn’t you in a respective manner as acknowledge the customs of the owner? We do not mind if you share about facts on the similarity that Christian and Catholic has with Buddhism, but really from you sharing it leans towards one side. This blog is not meant a platform to convert people to either side of the religion, but more of knowledge and understanding. I can say if you have been following Rinpoche blog and read all the articles here, you should have understand what Rinpoche is conveying.
    [no sender]
  • the pacifier
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 11:27 AM)
    people are sharing useful wisdom to each and everyone of you and hence I did saw Vincent posted a Tibetan chant translated in English in taking the calls of becoming protectors of other sentient beings. are all of you [...] doing that? instead of throwing tantrums, all of you trying to escape the truth and make ways for wrath and anger and mishandle the comments in an unfair manner. guru himself, as all of you said is generous and giving and that’s why he allows other articles to come and drop by to make his blog interesting as once Paul said, Buddhist is the only religion that embrace other religious beliefs?
  • Anonymous
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 08:55 PM)
    Vincent, Rinpoche shares about other religions and other religious figures to create religious harmony. He is open, generous and giving. You are ‘sharing’ to create religious disparity and trying to convert. There is a huge difference. Go share on a Muslim site and see the reaction.
  • Tim
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 08:52 PM)
    Dear Vincent, please respect all the Buddhists here. Your religion is not superior to any other religion. Create your own blog and preach there please. Thanks.
  • vincent tan
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 02:41 PM)
    Wisdom that Works
    by Berni Dymet
    Prov. 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    I don’t think there’s one person on this planet that doesn’t want to have some more wisdom. I mean wisdom’s a good thing – right? So why aren’t we all a whole bunch wiser than we actually are?
    Answer: because wisdom involves sacrifice. The dictionary definition of wisdom is this: having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; and the soundness of an action or decision by applying this experience and knowledge, and good judgment.
    Boil that down and there are two parts to Wisdom. Knowing what to do – and then actually getting on and doing it.
    And therein lies the problem. We’re all happy to have a bit of a theory lesson – but when it gets to putting that wisdom into action – we discover that wisdom has a cost.
    According to King Solomon – the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. But then, many people don’t want to hear that. So here’s what happens – they keep on making the same mistakes, over and over and over again.
  • vincent tan
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 10:56 AM)
    Hi dwayne..is that your real name..i should say..well..its doesnt matter..sorrry to assume that you are a Christian..good to know that you are raised a buddhist and grown up as a buddhist.it must be worthwhile spiritual journey for you to go through.the theme called 1 sect 1 dharma center that emphasize on buddhist teachings ONLY i should say would defeat the purpose what rinpoche wanted to emphasize on his blog..this blog has been visited more than a million visitors and its open..its never restricted or block anyone to go in to share their views which includes the chatroom..all views and opinions are most welcome which the administration allows that and i believe rinpoche would love more opionionated views and other articles to be post here which everyone is free to share.if this blog side just share only buddhism..whats the point that guru shared about Jesus Christ, Mother Theresa, posted pictured of Dalai Lama with Blessed Pope John Paul II and so on and so forth..the 84000 of syakmuni’s teaching do not include points that rinpoche shared on other religious figures and yet he shared from his perspective point of views which he believes would drawn many people to visit his blog and to create interest so as to benefits others..besides..he shared too other teachings on nick vujicic, the no arms and no legs charismatic evangelical pastor, and other dharma center master cheng yen.eventhough he shared ghostly figures on ghouls and spirits-big foot and fairies etc.are these teachings based on ONLY buddhist teaching or just merely [...]?.so having said…did rinpoche of the blog basically shared only ONE and his OWN views and just purely based on the 84000 texts or just the lam rim texts? NO..he shared other world views to make his blog visitable and interesting..what do you think now..
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 12:27 AM)
    Dear Vincent, thank you for your lengthy explanation on your journey from Buddhist and becoming a Catholic, with all due respect we are all happy that you found a religion that you find comfort in and suitable to you. And for your information, i was never an Atheist or even or Christian, i was brought up as a Buddhist from young, well assuming the person of such and such without proper investigation and even understanding of the background is very much not necessary. For your info, i respect all religions, and even the person from other faith, because all religion main purpose is to bring about change and teaches about right moral conduct and bring about peace to all. But from the point of view of what this blog was created in the first place, it is to bring Dharma to all people, and even utmost importance is for those who are seeking spirituality in Buddhism, is to be FOCUS to one, and not be distracted from the others. It is due to this reason, many of those who Centre hopping, from one centre to another, does not find the answer they are looking for, why? it is Because they receive too many different advice and information which shrouded their mind, it cause more confusion, and that is why they could not even progressed in their practice, and then blame and getting angry at.
    Tsem Rinpoche always promote 1 Lama, 1 Centre, and encourage those seeking spirituality in Buddhism to focus on one and go all the way, yet not losing the value of respecting other religion, which is what we see in Tsem Rinpoche. So my point is, it is not being selfish to just learn ONLY one religion, because when one FCOUS ONLY on one religion and study all the way, it provide faster and more concrete results then being half heartedly learning Buddhism, and then confusing their mind with another. if you Look even in all the Great Attain Master, i believe that you do since you went to many centre before, all of this Great Master focus on their own Sect and their Yidam.
    Not everyone mind is the same that is why Buddha Shakyamuni has 84,000 teaching that is the remedies to all 84,000 mind. As a religious practitioner, i think we should respect other religion, understanding the vision and goal of the centre, before posting things which can create confusion. what if there are people posting prayers in tibetan or in Pali in a Christian blog, what would the visitor think? do you think they will be confused, and the community in that blog will feel that their space is being disrespected. The praises that you posted are beautiful, i believe you can benefit more people if you post in forum Lowyat and other religious community blog.
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 09:57 PM)
    Continue from below, some even close themselves and left their previous paths because they are upset and no answer on their prayers..and they go on searching and searching until they found their own path of their choice in the name of protest..no one can control them as they cant accept the fact that they themselves protesting or angry on certain issues which made them close their heart, mind, soul and spirit to accept the fact all paths are meant to be peaceful, loving and caring..but some perceive in a wrong way and some even said that the scriptures or holy books regress instead of progressing without they themselves knowing or studying the books by their own..the translations went ugly more than benefit others..but who translated it? Humans? Or gurus? Or yourself? People tend to look at the ugly side of everything instead the positive and beautiful angles as we tend to be in this manner.we opt and tend to look at the dark side instead on the bright side..i dont mean to offend anyone but be more open instead of being selfish to ONLY learn one’s religion..
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 09:40 PM)
    Hi dwayne..hope you are doing fine and well.dont be disheartened.Your devotion to the triple jewel especially to guru amazed me..this blog absolutely its free for everyone to go in and to post their opinion and articles which definitely will benefit many so as to deepened understanding of one’s another religion.i believe that this very main aim of the blog is to create understanding of each other beliefs and religion and paths so as to reach harmony..all teachings and religion as well as paths coexist together and leads to the One True God. Besides, guru himself wrote articles about Jesus and embedded Mother Theresa’s pictures onto his blog..He has his motivation to do..no religion nor any paths own by a single organisation or a community as we have our own free will to embrace and practice them..same to you..i believe before you are buddhist.you might be an antheist or Christian but you chose to believe in buddhism. Me too..am a buddhist but chose to embrace catholicsm on my own free will and beliefs as well as encounters..all articles posted is to benefits all and no danger of that so as long as you are open..i am catholic by faith but i did join several at gompas as well as temples and moreover joined in in the spirit of goodwill to attend dharma classes, and quranic studies to deepened my understanding on each paths so as to enlightened myself to be more adaptable and respect others as human being and beings on the earth..to love each other as Christ commanded and taught.
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 03:24 PM)
    The Great Confirmer
    Revelation 3:14
    The word Amen solemnly confirms what went before, and Jesus is the great Confirmer; immutable forever is “the Amen” in all His promises . Sinner , I would comfort you with this reflection. Jesus Christ said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” 1 If you come to Him, He will say “Amen” in your soul; His promise shall be true to you . He said in the days of His flesh, “A bruised reed he will not break.” 2 Poor, broken, bruised heart, if you come to Him, He will say “Amen” to you, and it will be true in your soul as in hundreds of cases in years gone by.
    Christian , isn’t this very comforting to you also, that there is not a word that has come from the Savior’s lips that He has ever retracted? The words of Jesus will stand when heaven and earth pass away. If you get ahold of but half a promise, you will find it true. Watch out for those who ignore the promises and so miss much of the comfort of God’s Word.
    Jesus is Yes and Amen in all His offices . He was a Priest to pardon and cleanse once; He is Amen as Priest still. He was a King to rule and reign for His people and to defend them with His mighty arm; He is an Amen King, the same still. He was a Prophet of old, to foretell good things to come; His words remain trustworthy and true—He is an Amen Prophet. He is Amen as to the merit of His blood; He is Amen as to His righteousness. That sacred robe will remain most fair and glorious when nature shall decay. He is Amen in every single title that He bears; your Husband, never seeking a divorce; your Friend, sticking closer than a brother; your Shepherd, with you in death’s dark vale; your Help and your Deliverer; your Refuge and your Strong Tower; the Vessel of your strength, your confidence, your joy, your all in all, and your Yes and Amen in everything.
    1 Matthew 11:28 2 Matthew 12:20
    Family Bible reading plan
    verse 1 Ecclesiastes 6
    verse 2 2 Timothy 2
  • Oya
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 12:04 PM)
    For tsemtulku – i Offer my deepest regard and respect. i offer prostrations of body , speech and mind to my Gurus, Buddha , Dharma, and Sangha. In a world that changes on a dime, i offer up my preconceived ideas of what unconditional love really is and pray for insight into the four giving, that i will one day become enlightened and for the benefit of all my mothers throughout space and time. Thank you Rinpoche for what must be endless hours of caring for us all.
    Om Ah Hung, Om Ah Hung, Om Ah Hung
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 12:42 AM)
    why is the Admin of the blog not doing their job filtering the post in Rinpoche Blog??? are you all sleeping on your job, shouldn’t you be protecting the asset of the Guru?
    [no sender]
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 12:39 AM)
    For vincent tan – please respect this page, this page belongs to H.E Tsem Rinpoche, although we welcome and respect all religion, but please do not come here and post something that keep on emphasizing your religion, you are disrespecting the Owner of this page, and you are disrespecting other people in this blog as well. they are many other channels that you can share you post to, but here is mainly for all those who want to learn about Dharma. what if others go and post about their religion in your own community blog and keep sharing and annoys others??? Please RESPECT others if you want people to respect you as well, same goes to religion! thank you!
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 05:26 PM)
    Resurrection? Prove It to Me
    by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson “Raised from the dead? Sure. Right. And I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.”
    That’s how Thomas might have responded if he had lived in our day. “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”1 He’d seen dead people before. And Jesus was dead. He sounds like sophisticated rationalists of the Twenty-first Century. “It isn’t plausible,” they would contend. “It didn’t happen.” But what if it did happen? Thomas was convinced when Jesus appeared to him, reached out his hands to Thomas, and said, “Put your finger here.” Thomas dropped to his knees. “My Lord and my God!”2 It was self-hypnosis, you counter. The disciples wanted to believe that their Lord was not dead, so they just invented it out of whole cloth. Really? Let’s look at some of the evidence. Jesus’ body was missing. If the Jews could have found it, they could have stilled the preaching of Jesus’ resurrection that filled Jerusalem. But they could not.
    The body wasn’t stolen. The Romans had no motive. The Jews had no motive. Ah-ha, you say, the disciples stole it. There is the matter of the Roman guards, and the disciples’ initial disbelief when the women brought them the news early that Easter morning. This brings me to my third point.
    If the disciples had stolen the body, you wouldn’t expect them to risk their lives. People don’t die for what they know is not true. But the disciples put their lives on the line, and nearly all were eventually martyred for their faith. They certainly believed it.
    The church mushroomed size in Jerusalem, the very place he was crucified. Followers of Jesus in the city of Jerusalem grew from a few dozen to thousands upon thousands soon after Jesus’ resurrection. They believed it was true.
    Contemporary documents refer to the event. Thallus the Samaritan, Suetonius, Tacitus, Pliny contain references to Jesus. Jewish historian Josephus writes about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. They knew something had happened.
    Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is actually more plausible than any other explanation. That’s why we Christians make such a big deal about Easter. That’s why we celebrate.
    Jesus’ resurrection means that death is not the end. That though my body may lie mouldering in the ground, Jesus, whom the Father raised from the dead, gives me eternal life. Ultimately, we Christians believe, our bodies, too, will be raised from the dead.
    And since Jesus is not dead, people can encounter him today. You can know him through a personal relationship. I could point to lots of people who can testify what Jesus has done in their lives to bring them from the brink of disaster to peace and meaning and joy. He changes people for good.
    If you’re not sure can’t really say you’ve met this risen Jesus, this Easter Sunday why don’t you slip into church to seek him. And perhaps in the midst of our celebration, you’ll find him for yourself.
    He’s alive, you know. That’s what Easter is all about!

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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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Just because you are doing something truly good doesn't mean everyone has what it takes to support it.~Tsem Rinpoche
yesterday
This is the opposite of self discovery or spiritual practice expected. What do you think this means? Very profound. Tsem Rinpoche 
yesterday
This is excellent. The needs of the many are greater than the needs of the one is a good philosophy to live by. After a while our petty desires do go away when we apply the remedies. Tsem Rinpoche 
yesterday
Excellent  statue of Lord Manjushri. TR
yesterday
Interesting.
yesterday
"Some people spend all their energy, and even risk their lives to achieve fame. Fame and notoriety are both no more than an empty echo. Your reputation is an alluring mirage that can easily lead you astray. Discard it without a second thought, like the snort you blow from your nose."~Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
5 days ago
Over 22,000 views here on engaging in this practice that will purify and protect your environment from powerful spiritual disturbances: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=31904
5 days ago
Dakinis are Buddhas' wisdom in feminine form. Without respect of the feminine, there can be no enlightenment. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
Unusual & nice depiction of Manjushri. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
“If you utilize obstacles properly, then it strengthens your courage, and it also gives you more intelligence, more wisdom. Because there is obstacle, you make attempt; so have to think, have to try something. Have to try certain way; so this gives strength and also wisdom and intelligence. If you use them in wrong way, then discourage, failure, depression.”~His Holiness The Dalai Lama
5 days ago
Very nice painting. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
We should treat animals very well. They have feelings just like us and do not deserve any sufferings just like us. They can be our best friends. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
I wish more Buddhas are painted more realistically like this. Who did this? Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
There is a lama under the canopy at the temple entrance giving teachings and look at all the monks in the snow receiving teachings. When you want dharma bad enough, nothing can stop you. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
I like this inviting scenery at the Nunnery of Tsogyal Latso area in Tibet. Beautiful small temple, holy stupa, trees, green, bright and look at the mountains surrounding. Not barren or dry. Perfect place to live, practice, age, retreat, meditation and pass away. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
We have 13 Buddhist Pastors in Kechara. Four were newly ordained last night. After the ordination it rained for 15 minutes I am told while the sun continued to shine brightly in the area. One Pastor is in the USA right now so not pictured. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
My Mumu boy is so alert, cute and intelligent. I can never get tired of loving him. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
I had commissioned this Thirteen Deity Yamantaka thangka. With Lord Tsongkapa above centre representing all lineage masters. Manjushri to the left and H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to the right. Sacred, beautiful and pure wisdom embodied in this thangka. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This tastes really good!!! Easy to make. Some frozen items you have to heat up, take out of microwave, stir and put back in to continue cooking for a few mins more. This one you just put on for 5 mins and eat. But it tastes REALLY good and tastes home cooked too. Nice surprise. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
When can I find a location, house and environment like this? This is the kind of place I would like to spend the rest of my life in. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Jill Yam and also Mr. Hee always conducts wonderful pujas for those who come to Kechara House and request. I am very happy about that. The pujas offer tremendous results and therefore benefits for many. Our puja requests are growing very much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Even animals can show great compassion and sense when another needs it. Be kind to animals and be vegetarian. Collect less negative karma by not eating meat. Be kind always. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Portraits of People Living on a Dollar a Day- You absolutely must see the stunning photos and background. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=48180
2 weeks ago
This mechanism was recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck in 1901. Its complexity and purpose was not understood for another hundred years. Dated to around 200 BC, it is identified to be an analog computer used to calculate the astronomical position of the stars and planets. Its juxtaposition among other ancient artifacts is akin to finding a jet airplane inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The device, whose inner workings are far more complex than a Swiss watch, is capable of accurately measuring the movement of the sun, the moon (and all its phases), eclipse cycles and the position of the planets. Who could have built this?~https://www.facebook.com/cosmic.intelligenceagency
2 weeks ago
Prince Palta is my maternal grandfather. Princess Nirjidma is my aunt. She has two sons. The sons are my cousins. Wonder if they are alive or not? Where are they? Any offsprings? Interesting to find out. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Never be angry at your guru, Hold a grudge against your guru. Never seek revenge against your guru. Never talk badly about your guru to cover your mistakes. Don't abandon your guru or ignore  your guru because he loved you for you as no one else  did and dared to love your potential too. Never hold your anger for long against your guru. Your guru was only doing his 'job' by teaching you, showing you better, explaining the dharma to you and was very brave to do so for you as no one else would dare do so. No one would dare take that job. No one else dared to love you and give you more. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Nothing would make me MORE HAPPIER than to retire in this environment. I hope this manifest soon. By the karma of myself and the people I have hopes in will help it to manifest. I love this so much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
A very important poem to understand: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47846
3 weeks ago
Billy Meier took the best pics of UFOs. I watched a documentary about him with Seng Piow and we were both stunned how good the documentary is. It's alittle older but relevant. When you watch, you must please pay full attention as they have accents, but understandable. Listen closely to the technical information when his material goes through tests for authenticity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q7ye0dic0U
3 weeks ago
Nobody should put beautiful grandma to sleep ever and nobody should put that lovely dog or any animals to sleep. No animals should be harmed, butchered or caged. We are humans and supposedly more intelligent. So let's act like it by being kind to those animals that are 'lesser' than us and our intelligence. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is exactly what Buddha taught. What Tsongkapa explained. What H.H. Trijang Rinpoche embodied and what H.H. Zong Rinpoche shared with me.~Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
NEW POST-And some partners just drag each other down anyways because it’s convenient to be with that person. It’s not love but just using each other. I’ve seen that clearly in a few cases. People can hide with their partners and avoid real efforts because they are in denial, but denial or not, it will catch up. I am deeply sorry to say things like that too. But it’s true..please read on: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47760
3 weeks ago
Do you know about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho? If you don't you should find out now!! It is totally necessary to find out and share with others: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47397
3 weeks ago
It's fortunate for the student to meet a caring and real teacher in this day and age. It is also very fortunate for the teacher to meet a caring and genuine student. It benefits the dharma and many beings when a genuine teacher and genuine student meet and work together to benefit others. Very powerful and good combination.-See what I mean please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47425
3 weeks ago
The evil ways of some completely amaze me every single day.. They better take a deep breath when they close their eyes for the last time, because it's not going to be pretty. This is how this little sweetheart was dumped on the street.-From Harbored Souls Rescue (FB)
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, a special letter for Frederick but it might benefit everyone out there who are really seeking inner change and spirituality. I invite you to read as I just posted now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47445
3 weeks ago
Click on photo to enlarge and see what this six year old has to share with the world. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
My dad rescued her from an abandoned store front two years ago. They watch TV like this together! -Via Reddit (facebook)
3 weeks ago
My shrine here in the USA. Do you like it? Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, as you know part of my ancestry is Mongolian (Kalmyk). The Kalmyk Republic is one of the republics in Russia. And Kalmyk Republic is the only European republic that is Buddhist and they are Mongols in ancestry. They are proud people. I found a video that is very good. It showcases all the dances of the various Russian Republics. Very beautiful and rich Russian heritage. At 27:59 of the video you will see the Kalymk performers doing the Mongol-Kalmyk dance. I use to dance in a Kalymk dance troupe as a kid, but I couldn't dance like this! I was amazed how beautiful it was done and talented the Kalmyk dancer are as well as the other republics. I want to share with you. Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhnbLoFbpsU -Thank you- Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
The Medicine Buddha is the composition of the buddhas. This means that when we practice the seven-limb prayer and make offerings with the seven limbs, we receive the same merit as we would if we had made offerings to all the Buddhas. Similarly, when we recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha, we collect unbelievable merit just as when we offer the seven-limb practice to Medicine Buddha. Be the cause for many to come to receive the healing of the Medicine Buddha and seal tremendous merits for yourself and your family in this life and the other lives to come.~Martin Get involved: http://www.medicinebuddhahill.com
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, Came across this which is short and gives hope. Do see: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47218 Always trying my best to expose you to all types of knowledge, information and inspirations, Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I love country roads. I wish this one lead to a secluded wooden retreat house where I lived away and far from the trappings of samsara and it's endless deceptions. Those who agree or participate in the deceptions will not only invite depression and disillusionment, but perhaps eventually be 'crippled' by it and trapped for long spells of 'time'. TR
3 weeks ago
What a nice comment by Antonio Rocco Romeo left on my facebook comments. I like people who have gratitude and show it. Not just say it but show it because they are the people who will get far and be less self-introverted creating less unhappiness in their minds. Happiness comes from having gratitude. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
March 29, 2014-Went to a Native American Indian store yesterday to find stones to make offerings to the Buddhas. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
In horror of death, I took to the mountains— Again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, Capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done. ~ MILAREPA
4 weeks ago
This is what my 1972 blue Volkswagon beetle looked like when I had it in the 80's.  This is the exact color too. I drove it all over Los Angeles. It didn't have alot of power but it got me around. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: "However dark our minds may be, however hard our hearts may be, this is not our true nature... enlightenment is when we finally come into our true humanity." ... pic Korea Nov 2013 ( We must keep practicing and applying the dharma strongly to bring our real nature out. Don't let temporary emotions and dark feelings let us give up our dharma practice or works. Don't listen to people who have done very little for us or what they did for us heralds only more sufferings. Listen to the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche )
1 month ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 days ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    5 days ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    2 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    2 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    2 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    2 months ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    7 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    11 months ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    11 months ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
    1 years ago
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Answer to Jo
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    1 years ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    1 years ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    1 years ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    1 years ago
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
    1 years ago
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Setrap's mantra
    Setrap's mantra
    2 yearss ago
  • Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    2 yearss ago

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Westin Hotel serving our homeless client yesterday. Justin@KSK
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~Amazing Spirit – Dog with Two Broken Legs Survives Tornado~ This is a must watch video about Mason, a little dog that survived a TORNADO!! ~Tsem Rinpoche http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/DogWithTwoBrokenLegs.flv http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dog-with-two-broken-legs-survives-tornado.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~~Prison~~ Those who really want the dharma to grow within themselves and to grow for others should never fear hard work, timing, difficulties, struggles, disappointments because it is for a good cause. Working for Dharma is not a prison or work, but it is purely spiritual practice. It is purely collection of merit and purification. Actually not doing dharma work is the real prison.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/prison.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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