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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64 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.

  60. JM on Jul 12, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Can someone please help me determine which Chinese zodiac animal hour I was born in?
    I was born at 7:30pm Central Time on the 29th of July. I have been told that I was born in the Dog hour, but I have also been told I was born in the Rooster hour. I’m not sure which is correct.

  61. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Aug 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you for the team ‘s effort to sorting out the combination. i use to love to read some information on chinese Zodiac. here even tell us our protector . quite interesting !

  62. Hee TS on Aug 7, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Its a interesting to know.We can get to know ourselves more with these guides an its also fun to play with.Really enjoyed it!
    Thanks dear Rinpoche.Beside that,thank you the E-division team for sharing and your hardworked.

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The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

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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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I get thanks and appreciations very often from people all around the world for my blog (www.tsemrinpoche.com). Majority of the people I do not have the pleasure to know who they are. Yet they write in always. They read and leave comments on the blog also. We get now between 100,000 to 120,000 views per month now on my blog I am told and it is consistent ever month. I am AMAZED, HUMBLED AND HAPPY. I am glad so many around the world learn and benefit from my humble blog. I received two messages today. One from Penang (North Malaysia) and one from Italy thanking me for the blog and how much they learn from my blog and how much they appreciate it. It makes all the hard work worth it. Wonderful. Thank you everyone for the learning and feedback. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
20 hours ago
We spent around 5 hours blogging about H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche's biography. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52782)---- For further interesting posts and pictures on Zong Rinpoche, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/.../cate.../kyabje-zong-rinpoche
3 days ago
His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche with his two disciples H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Perfect triad of blessings. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days ago
Dear friends, I just posted this on our LINEAGE lamas and how we should cultivate our attitude toward our lamas for successful practice: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52656 Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
Tsem Rinpoche: The most BEAUTIFUL Dharma wallpaper downloads in both English and Chinese language here for FREE: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=7052 and many free high resolution Buddha picture downloads here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52713
3 days ago
Wonderful! Today I went out briefly from my retreat and I found a BEAUTIFUL holy Dalai Lama pendant in a store. Am not going out much these days at all. It's nice to have His Holiness close to my heart. I wore the pendant immediately. When I was a child, people had similar ones and I always wanted one. Many of the Kalmyk people would wear it. Now I have one of my own. I really like it. Tsem Rinpoche.. Myself requesting H.H. Dalai Lama to bestow on me ordination: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=19322
4 days ago
This is important to read, see and contemplate. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
What is on your altar? Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52604
5 days ago
My little 4 inch Bigfoot figurine arrived today also. I sure like seeing this fellow around. Makes me feel like he belongs around my environment.
5 days ago
A beautiful Lord Manjushri arrived and He is in standing form. Absolutely beautiful. only around 8 inches in height and very graceful. I really treasure all forms of Manjushri and He is gracing my working table where I can see him very clearly. I offer incense to Him throughout the day as I do my work. I like to have incense and offerings throughout the day as much as possible. In fact 24 hours a day.
5 days ago
Read this book by John Blofeld over 30 years ago. Now getting another copy of it to re-read. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
An EXCITING contest going on now! It starts today August 21, 2014-September 4, 2014. Anyone from anywhere around the world may join in!!! You have a chance to win a fabulous Manjushri statue and some wonderful great books. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496
6 days ago
The Shwedagon Great stupa in Myanmar, it holds the hairs of Buddha Shakyamuni. Very holy and worthy of a visit. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Great words of wisdom from Bruce Lee. Must read. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
This is corn that is grown on our Kechara Forest Retreat land in Malaysia,. Fantastic!!!!! Julia said it's very juicy and sweet! Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Locked up her whole life. Never sees sunshine, grass, dirt, or the sky. She is forced to lay eggs constantly and daily. She does so until she's dead, then they send her to be eaten. She has no feathers and can barely stand due to no space and sunlight. She is locked in this tiny space always.
1 week ago
Wonderful plants to have in the room. 
2 weeks ago
Amazing Rescue: Last week in Goalpara, India, train passengers spotted this baby elephant struggling in a muddy ditch and had the conductor stop the train, so they could keep the elephant company and feed it local vegetation until a rescue team arrived!-from FB
2 weeks ago
Beautiful outdoor large Lord Buddha in Bhutan.
2 weeks ago
The discovery of this giant Sonoran Desert Toad yesterday outside the Chiricahua Desert Museum the locals are sure this toad is responsible for the loss of their pets This toad weighed in at 57 pounds, that was after it dispensed about 2 gallons of urine during its capture. the largest native toad in North American does not typically get any larger than about 1.5 pounds length of 7.5 inches this is a new world record. -from FB
2 weeks ago
Kalarupa thangka sent to me by Pastor JJ. Thank you so much.
2 weeks ago
This is wonderful. Full of thought and deep. Please read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
This is one of my MOST favorite science fiction movies of all time. It's a little B-rated, but I find it super cool still. LOL. Do watch and leave a comment and let me know what you think: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=34750
3 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche was said to be a fully attained great lama. He was one of the greatest teachers of his time. He has achieved one-ness with his Yidam Heruka Chakrasamvara. There was many indications of this. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
My bigfoot area in my room with books and statues..
4 weeks ago
Great Buddha Tsongkapa.
4 weeks ago
There are more Buddhist Priests, Ministers and Pastors now. This is a wonderful trend. Do see what a great job Rev Christina Yanko is doing in Canada: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52129
4 weeks ago
If everyone can realize this would eliminate so many problems.
4 weeks ago
This is one of the best Avalokitesvara thangkas I have ever seen. I rarely see an Avalokitesvara that draws me or I really like. I am very particular about thangka paintings. But this one is really done by a super skilled artist. The eyes are perfect and the gaze is the correct angle of calm/contemplativeness. The lips, nose and proportions are stunning. The coloring and feel is regality and serenity with great compassion. He feels alive. I would love to get a copy of this very much. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Look at this massive thangka of the Lord of Wisdom Manjushri in Tibet. The bigger the thangka it is believed, the more blessed the area will be. See all the people congregated around it to pay homage and make offerings. Amazing. May you all be blessed by this too and be connected to Manjushri. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
There is a devil there is no doubt, but is he trying to get into us or trying to get out? ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
These fresh tomatoes just plucked from our garden here in our USA Ladrang. Tomatoes are some of my favorite foods. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We had some very special guests come to volunteer at Kechara? Guess who they were? And they turned out to be very humble in their works that night. Please see the love and care: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51852
1 month ago
This is so true. When teach dharma to some and ask them to change or explain why, they reject and become unhappy and speak ill. 
1 month ago
If my endurance of so much suffering these past years have benefitted you and took some away from you, then it was not in vain and I am content and I would take more.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
A sketch by a eye witness in California-1987
2 months ago
Existing is not true existence but mere labelling because the causes removed, we are empty.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
People from different parts of the world who have no prior obvious connections can connect to do dharma together. This is wonderful because what we did in the past together can manifest in the present again to continue where we left off. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
ELEPHANT WEEPS AFTER RESCUE: A 50-year-old elephant that had spent much of his life shackled in chains, wept when he was finally freed from captivity. "Raju" had tears streaming down his face, as wildlife rescuers released him. SHARE this amazing story. -Details of Raju's rescue: http://kiro.tv/AmazingElephantStory
2 months ago
This is profound and the secrets to our success or failure. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Are you the sign of the pig? Do you want to know more about yourself? It would be interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=23608
2 months ago
Vegetables harvested from our garden in our USA residence today...nice. TR
2 months ago
See who are in these nice pictures and how they are connected to me please....I just posted the Gratitude series #2...do take a look: See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
2 months ago
Powerful!!
2 months ago
Having a healthy strong body is important so we can take care of the people and animals around us, to do our dharma practice and to be able to contribute to society. Practices like Je Tsongkapa and Amitayus are very helpful for extending our life energies and healing from within. I spoke about it: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=29398
2 months ago
There are over 75,182 views of this post already! It's on horoscopes and how compatible you are with someone or not compatible and why. Perhaps it would be good to understand why someone so close could have or not have conflicts with you. Find out about yourself and understand your character: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=24905
2 months ago
Dear friends, This is a very good documentary on bigfoot. It is very scientific and examines a new footage of a bigfoot running very fast. Examines and gives you reasons why this cannot be a man or a person in a suit..very nice. I've not seen this one before. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUhKhv3Z-I
2 months ago
Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
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Videos On The Go

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  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    1 week ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    1 week ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    2 weeks ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    3 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
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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
    4 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    4 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    6 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
    6 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.
    6 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    6 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
    10 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
    10 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    11 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    11 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
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss 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
    2 yearss ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    2 yearss 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.
    2 yearss 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
    2 yearss 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
    2 yearss 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
    2 yearss ago

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Menu of the day, served to our clients earlier today in our soup kitchen. Justin Cheah@KSK
16 hours ago
Food Bank distribution extended to several poor families and shelter homes over the week. Justin@KSK
17 hours ago
Elaine Cheah led the Medicine Buddha puja at kechara House tonight.Anila Choi was the Pastor on duty. Time:8pm -9.30pm. Lucy Yap
17 hours ago
We helped Aunty Ong to have her eyes examined by Dr Madhu and subsequent checks in the hospital to determine the extend of her eyesight problem. Follow up treatment for her eyesight problem will be required. Justin Cheah@KSK
17 hours ago
Official launch of #SaySomethingNice by Tan Sri Dato' Sri Joseph Kurup, Minister in Prime Minister's Dept. Every year this campaign also raises funds for Kechara's soup kitchen. DR.
17 hours ago
Visited refugee kids in their dilapidated, makeshift school cum hostel. Kechara's soup kitchen will deliver lunch to them once a week. DR.
17 hours ago
Field trip to IKHLAS, centre that provides care and support to people with HIV/AIDS to learn more about their work. DR.
17 hours ago
Courtesy visit to AOHD Soup Kitchen. The late founder gave Kechara's soup kitchen invaluable advice when we were starting our soup kitchen. Carl succumbed to his illness two years ago and his work is carried on by Alvin whom I met today. DR.
17 hours ago
The Khongs with Ashman Najib and Danni Rais. DR.
18 hours ago
Photo op with our Prime Minister at Najib Razak Club Raya Open House. DR.
18 hours ago
Our Prime Minister was interested to know more about Tsem Rinpoche after reading The Promise. DR.
18 hours ago

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