7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose

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Dear friends,

I found this article very applicable to questions we do really need to ask ourselves. Questions that perhaps only we can answer for ourselves. You should really read this article twice and be totally realistic in what it says. Does it apply to ourselves and if so how? When we face the truth, we should not avoid it, but meet it head on. Most importantly, do something about the truth and not just wave it away.

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7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose

September 18, 2014 by Mark Manson

One day, when my brother was 18, he waltzed into the living room and proudly announced to my mother and me that one day he was going to be a senator. My mom probably gave him the “That’s nice, dear,” treatment while I’m sure I was distracted by a bowl of Cheerios or something.

But for fifteen years, this purpose informed all of my brother’s life decisions: what he studied in school, where he chose to live, who he connected with and even what he did with many of his vacations and weekends.

And now, after almost half a lifetime of work later, he’s the chairman of a major political party in his city and the youngest judge in the state. In the next few years, he hopes to run for office for the first time.

Don’t get me wrong. My brother is a freak. This basically never happens.

Most of us have no clue what we want to do with our lives. Even after we finish school. Even after we get a job. Even after we’re making money. Between ages 18 and 25, I changed career aspirations more often than I changed my underwear. And even after I had a business, it wasn’t until I was 28 that I clearly defined what I wanted for my life.

Chances are you’re more like me and have no clue what you want to do. It’s a struggle almost every adult goes through. “What do I want to do with my life?” “What am I passionate about?” “What do I not suck at?” I often receive emails from people in their 40s and 50s who still have no clue what they want to do with themselves.

Part of the problem is the concept of “life purpose” itself. The idea that we were each born for some higher purpose and it’s now our cosmic mission to find it. This is the same kind of shitty logic used to justify things like spirit crystals or that your lucky number is 34 (but only on Tuesdays or during full moons).

Here’s the truth. We exist on this earth for some undetermined period of time. During that time we do things. Some of these things are important. Some of them are unimportant. And those important things give our lives meaning and happiness. The unimportant ones basically just kill time.

So when people say, “What should I do with my life?” or “What is my life purpose?” what they’re actually asking is: “What can I do with my time that is important?”

This is an infinitely better question to ask. It’s far more manageable and it doesn’t have all of the ridiculous baggage that the “life purpose” question does. There’s no reason for you to be contemplating the cosmic significance of your life while sitting on your couch all day eating Doritos. Rather, you should be getting off your ass and discovering what feels important to you.

One of the most common email questions I get is people asking me what they should do with their lives, what their “life purpose” is. This is an impossible question for me to answer. After all, for all I know, this person is really into knitting sweaters for kittens or filming gay bondage porn in their basement. I have no clue. Who am I to say what’s right or what’s important to them?

But after some research, I have put together a series of questions to help you figure out for yourself what is important to you and what can add more meaning to your life.

These questions are by no means exhaustive or definitive. In fact, they’re a little bit ridiculous. But I made them that way because discovering purpose in our lives should be something that’s fun and interesting, not a chore.

 

1. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR OF SHIT SANDWICH AND DOES IT COME WITH AN OLIVE?

Ah, yes. The all-important question. What flavor of shit sandwich would you like to eat? Because here’s the sticky little truth about life that they don’t tell you at high school pep rallies:

Everything sucks, some of the time.

Now, that probably sounds incredibly pessimistic of me. And you may be thinking, “Hey Mr. Manson, turn that frown upside down.” But I actually think this is a liberating idea.

Everything involves sacrifice. Everything includes some sort of cost. Nothing is pleasurable or uplifting all of the time. So the question becomes: what struggle or sacrifice are you willing to tolerate? Ultimately, what determines our ability to stick with something we care about is our ability to handle the rough patches and ride out the inevitable rotten days.

If you want to be a brilliant tech entrepreneur, but you can’t handle failure, then you’re not going to make it far. If you want to be a professional artist, but you aren’t willing to see your work rejected hundreds, if not thousands of times, then you’re done before you start. If you want to be a hotshot court lawyer, but can’t stand the 80-hour workweeks, then I’ve got bad news for you.

turd-sandwich What unpleasant experiences are you able to handle? Are you able to stay up all night coding? Are you able to put off starting a family for 10 years? Are you able to have people laugh you off the stage over and over again until you get it right?

What shit sandwich do you want to eat? Because we all get served one eventually.

Might as well pick one with an olive.

 

2. WHAT IS TRUE ABOUT YOU TODAY THAT WOULD MAKE YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD SELF CRY?

When I was a child, I used to write stories. I used to sit in my room for hours by myself, writing away, about aliens, about superheroes, about great warriors, about my friends and family. Not because I wanted anyone to read it. Not because I wanted to impress my parents or teachers. But for the sheer joy of it.

And then, for some reason, I stopped. And I don’t remember why.

We all have a tendency to lose touch with what we loved as a child. Something about the social pressures of adolescence and professional pressures of young adulthood squeezes the passion out of us. We’re taught that the only reason to do something is if we’re somehow rewarded for it.

It wasn’t until I was in my mid-20s that I rediscovered how much I loved writing. And it wasn’t until I started my business that I remembered how much I enjoyed building websites — something I did in my early teens, just for fun.

The funny thing though, is that if my 8-year-old self had asked my 20-year-old self, “Why don’t you write anymore?” and I replied, “Because I’m not good at it,” or “Because nobody would read what I write,” or “Because you can’t make money doing that,” not only would I have been completely wrong, but that 8-year-old boy version of myself would have probably started crying.

 

3. WHAT MAKES YOU FORGET TO EAT AND POOP?

We’ve all had that experience where we get so wrapped up in something that minutes turn into hours and hours turn into “Holy crap, I forgot to have dinner.”

Supposedly, in his prime, Isaac Newton’s mother had to regularly come in and remind him to eat because he would go entire days so absorbed in his work that he would forget.

I used to be like that with video games. This probably wasn’t a good thing. In fact, for many years it was kind of a problem. I would sit and play video games instead of doing more important things like studying for an exam, or showering regularly, or speaking to other humans face-to-face.

It wasn’t until I gave up the games that I realized my passion wasn’t for the games themselves (although I do love them). My passion is for improvement, being good at something and then trying to get better. The games themselves — the graphics, the stories — they were cool, but I can easily live without them. It’s the competition — with others, but especially with myself — that I thrive on.

And when I applied that obsessiveness for improvement and self-competition to an internet business and to my writing, well, things took off in a big way.

Maybe for you, it’s something else. Maybe it’s organizing things efficiently, or getting lost in a fantasy world, or teaching somebody something, or solving technical problems. Whatever it is, don’t just look at the activities that keep you up all night, but look at the cognitive principles behind those activities that enthrall you. Because they can easily be applied elsewhere.

 

4. HOW CAN YOU BETTER EMBARRASS YOURSELF?

Before you are able to be good at something and do something important, you must first suck at something and have no clue what you’re doing. That’s pretty obvious. And in order to suck at something and have no clue what you’re doing, you must embarrass yourself in some shape or form, often repeatedly. And most people try to avoid embarrassing themselves, namely because it sucks.

Ergo, due to the transitive property of awesomeness, if you avoid anything that could potentially embarrass you, then you will never end up doing something that feels important.

Yes, it seems that once again, it all comes back to vulnerability.

Right now, there’s something you want to do, something you think about doing, something you fantasize about doing, yet you don’t do it. You have your reasons, no doubt. And you repeat these reasons to yourself ad infinitum.

But what are those reasons? Because I can tell you right now that if those reasons are based on what others would think, then you’re screwing yourself over big time.

If your reasons are something like, “I can’t start a business because spending time with my kids is more important to me,” or “Playing Starcraft all day would probably interfere with my music, and music is more important to me,” then OK. Sounds good.

But if your reasons are, “My parents would hate it,” or “My friends would make fun of me,” or “If I failed, I’d look like an idiot,” then chances are, you’re actually avoiding something you truly care about because caring about that thing is what scares the shit out of you, not what mom thinks or what Timmy next door says.

 

Living a life avoiding embarrassment is akin to living a life with your head in the sand.

 

Great things are, by their very nature, unique and unconventional. Therefore, to achieve them, we must go against the herd mentality. And to do that is scary.

Embrace embarrassment. Feeling foolish is part of the path to achieving something important, something meaningful. The more a major life decision scares you, chances are the more you need to be doing it.

 

5. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SAVE THE WORLD?

In case you haven’t seen the news lately, the world has a few problems. And by “a few problems,” what I really mean is, “everything is fucked and we’re all going to die.”

I’ve harped on this before, and the research also bears it out, but to live a happy and healthy life, we must hold on to values that are greater than our own pleasure or satisfaction.1

So pick a problem and start saving the world. There are plenty to choose from. Our screwed up education systems, economic development, domestic violence, mental health care, governmental corruption. Hell, I just saw an article this morning on sex trafficking in the US and it got me all riled up and wishing I could do something. It also ruined my breakfast.

Find a problem you care about and start solving it. Obviously, you’re not going to fix the world’s problems by yourself. But you can contribute and make a difference. And that feeling of making a difference is ultimately what’s most important for your own happiness and fulfillment.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Gee Mark, I read all of this horrible stuff and I get all pissed off too, but that doesn’t translate to action, much less a new career path.”

Glad you asked…

 

6. GUN TO YOUR HEAD, IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE THE HOUSE ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

For many of us, the enemy is just old-fashioned complacency. We get into our routines. We distract ourselves. The couch is comfortable. The Doritos are cheesy. And nothing new happens.

This is a problem.

What most people don’t understand is that passion is the result of action, not the cause of it.2, 3

Discovering what you’re passionate about in life and what matters to you is a full-contact sport, a trial-and-error process. None of us know exactly how we feel about an activity until we actually do the activity.

So ask yourself, if someone put a gun to your head and forced you to leave your house every day for everything except for sleep, how would you choose to occupy yourself? And no, you can’t just go sit in a coffee shop and browse Facebook. You probably already do that. Let’s pretend there are no useless websites, no video games, no TV. You have to be outside of the house all day every day until it’s time to go to bed — where would you go and what would you do?

Sign up for a dance class? Join a book club? Go get another degree? Invent a new form of irrigation system that can save the thousands of children’s lives in rural Africa? Learn to hang glide?

What would you do with all of that time?

If it strikes your fancy, write down a few answers and then, you know, go out and actually do them. Bonus points if it involves embarrassing yourself.

 

7. IF YOU KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO DIE ONE YEAR FROM TODAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO AND HOW WOULD YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED?

Most of us don’t like thinking about death. It freaks us out. But thinking about our own death surprisingly has a lot of practical advantages. One of those advantages is that it forces us to zero in on what’s actually important in our lives and what’s just frivolous and distracting.

When I was in college, I used to walk around and ask people, “If you had a year to live, what would you do?” As you can imagine, I was a huge hit at parties. A lot of people gave vague and boring answers. A few drinks were nearly spit on me. But it did cause people to really think about their lives in a different way and re-evaluate what their priorities were.

 

This man’s headstone will read: “Here lies Greg. He watched every episode of ’24’… twice.”

 

What is your legacy going to be? What are the stories people are going to tell when you’re gone? What is your obituary going to say? Is there anything to say at all? If not, what would you like it to say? How can you start working towards that today?

And again, if you fantasize about your obituary saying a bunch of badass shit that impresses a bunch of random other people, then again, you’re failing here.

When people feel like they have no sense of direction, no purpose in their life, it’s because they don’t know what’s important to them, they don’t know what their values are.

And when you don’t know what your values are, then you’re essentially taking on other people’s values and living other people’s priorities instead of your own. This is a one-way ticket to unhealthy relationships and eventual misery.

Discovering one’s “purpose” in life essentially boils down to finding those one or two things that are bigger than yourself, and bigger than those around you. And to find them you must get off your couch and act, and take the time to think beyond yourself, to think greater than yourself, and paradoxically, to imagine a world without yourself.

 

Footnotes
1.Sagiv, L., & Schwartz, S. H. (2000). Value priorities and subjective well-being: direct relations and congruity effects. European Journal of Social Psychology, 30(2), 177–198.↵
2.Wrzesniewski, A., McCauley, C., Rozin, P., & Schwartz, B. (1997). Jobs, careers, and callings: People’s relations to their work. Journal of Research in Personality, 31(1), 21–33.↵
3.Newport, C. (2012). So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. Business Plus.↵
 

[Source: http://markmanson.net/life-purpose/]

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  1. Lim Han Nee on Sep 7, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very interesting and profound article.

    As we grow up, sooner or later , we will be confronted by someone, a relative or friend, who will ask us about what we want to do with our lives. If we have an answer already, it is usually an answer that conforms with the norms society has set for us.More often than not, one’s life’s purpose as dictated by society,does not ultimately bring us happiness. Instead more frustrations and disillusionment, if we are to be honest about it.

    Hence these 7 questions are great because they make us probe our minds and find out, in truth, what should be our life’s purpose. Ultimately, we will find out that we have to have a vision that is bigger than ourselves and to go beyond ourselves. We have to see that what society says should be the goal of our lives is essentially about the pursuit of SELF happiness and about realising the conventional dream of our making good in life -BECOMING RICH AND FAMOUS. It is better that we realise the falsity and hopelessness of this dream now than to go all the way in life to pursue it and crash and then it may b too late.

    It is best that we look at this link http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/this-will-change-your-life.html
    and face the reality now; so we can set ourselves to embark on a meaningful purpose of life.

  2. Joey Tan on Aug 17, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    1.WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR OF SHIT SANDWICH AND DOES IT COME WITH AN OLIVE?
    2. WHAT IS TRUE ABOUT YOU TODAY THAT WOULD MAKE YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD SELF CRY?
    3. WHAT MAKES YOU FORGET TO EAT AND POOP?
    4. HOW CAN YOU BETTER EMBARRASS YOURSELF?
    5. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SAVE THE WORLD?
    6. GUN TO YOUR HEAD, IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE THE HOUSE ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
    7. IF YOU KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO DIE ONE YEAR FROM TODAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO AND HOW WOULD YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED?

    7 interesting questions that I never ask myself before. The last question is a good question because everyone will surely gone from the earth, thus how would you want to be remember? This let me think for a while… thanks for sharing this article.

    • Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 18, 2017 at 6:25 am

      I remember vaguely that I have read this post three years ago. The picture of Greg refreshed my memories :p Thanks to your comment that I am reading this again and I must say it is more apt than ever!

      I have asked my 8 year old, actually it felt like 5, what matters most and what have I long forgotten because of peer pressures, low self-esteem and wrong values. There were things I wanted to do that I fear doing after 30 over years of me telling myself that I will never be good at, the fear of failing and looking completely stupid. Opsh, did I not just disclosed my age? LOL

      The main issue here is me creating all obstacles within myself, convincing myself to stay comfortably within my fear and live life taking on other people’s values and priorities which obviously strongly objected by my 5 year old. The powerful thing is, somehow or another, the 5 year old has managed to get me to where I meant to be and it is now up to the 30 year old to openly face it and do something about it. If the 30 year old chooses to ignore it, she can be on the right path but will end up doing all the wrong thing. This is a result of avoiding doing what is necessary or to fulfil the life purpose.

      My point is we all know what we are meant to be doing – the opposite of what we are unhappy about our current situation. If we claimed we don’t, changes are we are avoiding the fact that we have allowed ourselves hiding in our fear behind the smallest and insignificant things like a TV programme, video games, Lays crisps, cleaning in my case, than to deal with the real deal.

      These questions are another skilful ways to help us see where we are and if we are honest about changing for the better, we know what to do.

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  3. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    7 amazing questions to check where you are right now and also trigger you to think where you like to be.

  4. Hee TS on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    感謝仁波切您的分享,在這篇文章引发自我思考。生存的意义是什么?
    感謝您將這發人深省的文章。

  5. Choo Weng Loong on Oct 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you so much Rinpoche for sharing this article . I’ve never thought about my purpose of life only until recently , only when i’ve joined Kechara . All these years blindly following the herd , chasing after life’s luxuries never endingly . I now know what to do , slowly but surely I’ll do more for others’ because that’s where true happiness lies

  6. Joy on Oct 8, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Wow what a powerful read this was. “passion is the result of action, not the cause of it.” I love this saying and quote! And liked how Manson actually used the big taboo question on “death” which in Buddhism is part of our daily meditation to remind us to move ourselves in to being in action. It reminds me of many of RInpoche’s advice and teachings on death and what we want to leave behind when we’re gone. A legacy, a nice memory or bitter end no one cares about. Must remember this.

    Manson wrote this article very truthfully blunt, very true, which is exactly how life presents itself, but how much we are will to embrace it all and rise above it all shows us how bad we want it. Must read this article again and contemplate… it provokes a lot of good questions to one’s being and purpose. Thank you Rinpoche for posting this up!

  7. Jesseca on Oct 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I know I may be too young to read something like this, but this really helped me to sort out my thoughts about what I want to be in the future. I’m in Singapore currently after receiving ASEAN scholarship, thinking that this scholarship can help me realize what I want to do with my life, but apparently, I don’t see the “light”. I don’t know what I should do with the chances given to me and although I’m more of an “arts” person, I had no choice but to take up “sciences”. I had a passion for arts and dance but I was too chicken to try, even in singapore as I was scared of being judged by my peers. I feel that living has no purpose if I were to just study and graduate and get a good job and… well you know the drill. Then out of nowhere one of the pastor’s frequent words came to me: “READ RINPOCHE’S BLOG”, and I did. And I came across this post. And question number 4 made everything in my mind click. And I’m going to take up dance and poetry writing as my co-curricular activities.

    • Khong Jean Mei on Dec 10, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Dear Jesseca,

      Thank you for sharing how this blog post has changed you, your views on life and even your personal goals 🙂

      You may feel that you may be too young to read something like this, but it’s a good thing that you did! Life’s too short, it’s better to pursue a path of passion than one due to peer pressure and fear of judgment. People will criticise anyways, if you’re doing nothing that harms others like dancing and poetry – go for it!

      I’m happy to see that you’ve chosen a path that you feel will make you happy. If you have any questions whilst pursuing your studies, I’m sure that the Kechara Pastors will be more than willing to answer any of your questions! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/ask-the-pastors

      All the best in your studies!

      With folded hands,
      Jean Mei

  8. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 5, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    What can I do with my time that is important? My “important thing” always changes. I used to think that have quality life and travel around the world is the most important thing for me.

    However, if I were going to die in a year, what are the things that are important to me? Travel around the world and enjoy my life? Or helping others who in needs? I think I will go for the later because it is much more meaningful. The second thing that is important for me is to fulfill all my promises so that I will leave with no regret.

    If I have found the important things for me, why do I wait until a year before I die to do it? Why not now? This may sound “funny” or stupid to others. But what matter to us is our own happiness and fulfillment.

  9. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Sep 28, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Thanks for Rinpoche’s sharing. It was truth that we always ask ourself ” what’s the meaning in living in this world” , how I going to spend my life”..and shame to say that I still did not have clear direction about this and keeping carry on every day just like other..study, working, take care children …maybe I still don’t know what is important of my life or I know it but choose to ignore it. …really need to contemplate and found out the “truth” meaning of the “Life”.

  10. Jimmy on Sep 27, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Apparently, this is a very accurate description of what i always ask myself… so i’m not the only one who thinks the same way…

  11. Cathy on Sep 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    This was wonderful! Great questions! I always draw a blank when I try to think what is my life’s purpose. So much here to think about. I really love the point blank way it is written also. It like a slap in the face, “Wake the hell up!”. I have always wanted to learn to weave or hook a rug. I am going to go give it a try just becaue of reading this. Hugs.

  12. Eli Levine on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Wow…….

    To be honest, I’m still a little doubtful about this whole thing we call life. In the strictest of senses, it is just suffering (or perhaps it’s my depression that’s leaking out again?)

    Either way, thank you for the food for thought, Rinpoche. Thank you for sharing.

    • Eli Levine on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      1. My favorite flavor of sh*t sandwich is the potential for death. Yes, it comes with an olive. 🙂

      2. Love doesn’t always work out well.

      3. Working on politics and policy.

      4. I can make more of an a* out of myself through my writing and fighting for human well being.

      5. Writing and teaching, ultimately.

      6. I’d go onto the next life. There’s nothing really here that’s new or intriguing. Maybe space?

      7. I want to be known for my laugh, cause that’s what I’ll be doing (if I were to die in a year)!

      Would love to hear what people think about this.

      Thank you!

      🙂

  13. Edwin Tan on Sep 25, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article. Really gets me thinking. I have a rough idea what I would do if I have 1 year to live.

    Thank you for such a thought-provoking article.

  14. stella on Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I have been asking myself what’s the purpose of my life for the longest time ever. Whereas I should be asking “what can I do with my time that is important?”. Yes, I can continue to work and earn money and be merry and indulge in all the worldly entertainment. But are these activities important to me when I am dying, entering the white light, and in my next life or next next life. Once realizing that all worldly concerns are fleetingly impermanence, it is logical for us to spend our time on activities that is important and have lasting benefits.

    Thank You Rinpoche for this post.

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  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Jan 16. 2018 10:57 PM
    多杰雄登是文殊菩萨的化身,并在400年前崛起来护持第二佛陀宗喀巴大师珍贵的教诲,代代相传,利益无量众生。因为我们的业力关系,多杰雄登护法非常的慈悲与迅速的帮助我们去除障碍,并且保护我们和亲人。只要我们坚信和依止上师和多杰雄登,迅速达成修行的成将是指日可待。

    感谢罗胜彪 讲法师的分享。祈愿一切有情的众生得到多杰雄登的加持,智慧增长,继续修持佛法来利益更多众生。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/dorje-shugden-and-iq.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jan 16. 2018 01:08 PM
    Indeed. Many people indulged in their own altered reality based on “what I don’t see therefore does not exist.” Which is really no difference from ostrich putting the head in the sand, especially when it comes to compassionate living. While everyone proud themselves as law abiding citizen, our daily affair actually involves the murdering and torturing of other living beings. If you are not a vegan, your everyday life involve causing harm through your purchasing power on animals for their meat, fur, leather, as a tester for your cosmetic, skin care, medicine and many more. Is it too much for you to stop eating meat just so that less animals are being harmed and murdered every year? Something to think about and act on.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/how-we-have-lulled-ourselves-into-a-false-sense-of-goodness.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 16. 2018 12:58 PM
    Tina Turner one of the most energetic and vocally-magnificent artists . Born Christian had sought solace in reciting Buddhist mantra that changed her life. An ancient and mystical Buddhist chant to connect to a higher power beyond her human understanding that has changed her and lifting the load of the pressure off in her life . Incredible… She is so powerful and a deeply spiritual woman ,inspiring bringing millions of people across the world of her mantras and Buddhist teachings in music. I do enjoyed listening to her powerful voice and chanting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/tina-turner-the-powerful-buddhist.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 16. 2018 12:56 PM
    Could believe what I saw in the video. What such a selflessness act of the second dog who put his own lives in danger in order to save the other . It is even more prevalent than I thought. When it comes to lending a helping hand, surprising that animals truly go above and beyond. No one will ever thought of that. Animals have feelings and thoughts like human. Scientist have proven that all kind of animals seem to be capable of acts of kindness like us .Give them a chance, do not hurt them.
    Thank Rinpoche for sharing this truly amazing video.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-non-human-hero-must-watch.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 16. 2018 12:55 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your meaningful thoughts with us.
    Its more of an advice on love and relationships that can last. Relationship is not about your similarities, it’s about on how you workout and adjust in your differences. Its more of give and take. In every relationship arguments are present both must clarify uncertainties and make both partners learn from mistakes. All relationships are important for our happiness and well-being.
    (In all relationships honesty is most important. If you are honest, your relationship will grow stronger and better with time.)
    I like this quote which tell us to be honest with each other. Honesty is a key component of a healthy relationship, not only because it helps us avoid harmful breaches of trust. Being truthful, doing the right thing and not telling lies and connecting with others in an honest way is vital.
    Thanks again for sharing this timeless pieces of advic

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/some-thoughts-on-love-relationships.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jan 16. 2018 12:53 PM
    40 billion and growing! Chicken remains the animal most slaughtered for the sake of human consumption. Their plight of suffering and poor breeding ground were hard to make it to headlines because of the size of the industry! Many people choose to continue being someone who refuse to see the truth that these birds suffered tremendously so that people can put cheap chicken in their mouth, every single day! Please, be a vegetarian today, stop being the cause of suffering for these harmless brings.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/40-billion-every-year.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 15. 2018 02:22 PM
    FBI is using their state of the art profiling technique to hunt down perpetuator who abuse animals and inflict pains on them. It is good to know from this article that FBI recognised that many violent criminals started their on animals before they venture to inflict harm and pain on humans. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/guess-what-the-fbi-is-doing-now.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 15. 2018 12:04 PM
    Manjushri is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana Buddhism and is known as the Bodhisattva of Great Wisdom. Beautiful and powerful Praise to Mañjuśrī and explanation of the reason and benefits for us to recite with pure motivation.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us about Buddha Manjushri.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-praise-to-manjusri-glorious-wisdom%E2%80%99s-excellent-qualities.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 15. 2018 12:04 PM
    Very define explanation about Rosaries or malas. Malas or prayer beads are ancient tools for reciting prayers and mantras during devotion and meditation rituals. Malas are ubiquitous in Tibetan Buddhist communities all over the world, wrapped around wrists or dangling from fingers. I am glad I found these beautiful article which give me a better understanding of it. Before this I only knew it acted as counter and the extra 8 malas for the mistakes, mispronounced, and for whatever we have missed.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for sharing with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/all-about-rosaries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 15. 2018 12:03 PM
    A very powerful teaching to seek real happiness which motivate oneself and to contemplate on. These timeless teachings will help us to live a happy life. Practising the 27 verses brings enormous benefit to ourselves and others. Research has shown us own happiness is increase by practising love and compassion. It seem that love and compassion are not just good for happiness, they also have a positive impact on health. Let these teachings lift our spirits and fill our hearts guide us towards a better life and relationship. These verses will literally change our life.
    Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want…..there is a saying.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these powerful teaching which I will think deeply and at length. Have bookmarked to read from time to time.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/27-rules-to-real-happiness.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jan 14. 2018 10:18 PM
    Modern and yet rustic design of Dukkar Apartment in Kechara Forest Retreat. It was a great job done by the Kecharian who built this design. I have never thought that containers can be built into rooms. Interesting concept.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/dukkar-apartments.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jan 14. 2018 01:40 PM
    Rinpoche’s admiration for Mother Teresa and her untiring compassionate work is beyond words. I have heard it from Rinpoche’s youtube teachings and read it from Rinpoche’s blog many times. Mother Teresa was raised as a Cathoilic but she discovered her life purpose as young as 12 years old. Her devotion to help the poorest of the poor during the 1930s through out to 1950s in India must be sheer hardship. Her success because of her extraodrinary faith and devotion is truly an inspiration. Thank you, Rinpoche, for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/people-are-often-self-centred.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jan 14. 2018 01:29 PM
    What beautiful enlightened words from Goddesss Maching Labdron! It is so fortunate for me to come across this post! Maching Labdron is a renowned Tibetan female tantric master from the 11th Century. She is known for being the yogini who originated the lineages of Chöd practice that is part of the core tradition today. Thank you, Rinpoche, for this very powerful sharing!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/wisdom-from-an-old-lady.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jan 14. 2018 01:21 PM
    In my humble opinion, these great words of the Taoist Wisdom work hand in hand with Buddhist Wisdom that talks about letting go of our fixated projection and expectation on how things are. Because of our limited exposure, we only see things our way and out of ignorance, we refuse to see it in any other way. This becomes the cause of world’s many misdemeanors that lead to unmistakable sufferings! There is always two sides to a coin, isn’t it? it’s not hard to think it through.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/taoist-wisdom-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jan 14. 2018 01:08 PM
    Very rarely we hear tributes to the female gender, this is truly refreshing. Thank you, Rinpoche, for this ecomium about the female forces behind the success of Kechara. May this unyielding force continue to bring Kechara to new heights!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/volcani-female-energy.html

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\"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel.\" (Sakya liturgical verse).
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"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
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In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
7 days ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
1 week ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
1 week ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
1 week ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
1 week ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
1 week ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
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This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
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Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
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Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
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Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
2 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
2 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
2 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
2 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
2 months ago
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
2 months ago
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
2 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
2 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
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I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
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How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
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致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
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~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
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Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
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Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
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These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
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Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
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Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
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Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
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October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France.  Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
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His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France. Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa\'s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. 

This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
3 months ago
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa's tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits. Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
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This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
3 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden\'s cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
3 months ago
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden's cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
3 months ago
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
3 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
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Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
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