Do something so you don’t regret later…

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Just do it!

 

You know what??? Sitting around and not doing anything is FAILURE.

If you try, you have a chance to make it. If you don’t try, then you give no chance to winning.

The time is going to pass anyway, so why don’t you let it pass achieving something really meaningful.

One facet that laziness arises from is fear of failing. Another facet is fear of winning! That is right. Sometimes we have programmed ourselves to lose that it is scary to win. When we win, we have expectations from others that we think we can’t handle. But turn that around. If we don’t think of them as expectations then it is not so bad. We should think that we are inspiring people.

Yes, little old you can inspire people. Haven’t the simplest people in the past brought inspiration to you? Well we are one of those ‘simple’ people and we have the power to win if we keep trying. If we persist and we don’t give up. Giving up is the easy way out. But is it a real way out or just increasing our fears?

Don’t wait. It is glorious to fail, to be laughed at, to be joked about, because when you finally make it, it sure is sweeter in the end… anyways they are really laughing about themselves subconsciously without even realizing.

So simple. If you want something you never had, then do something you never did, is the quote I took from the above that is totally inspiring. I didn’t write this quote, but I am sharing with you. Please pass it to others and be who you want to be and achieve what you want to achieve by doing it one day at a time.

Good luck and prayers to all of you,

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. freon on Jun 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This article is very inspiring.
    It is true that many time, we are the person who make ourself failed. By running away from what we suppose to do – because of laziness and many excuses we gave to comfort ourself. Fear of failing, is just another excuses to cover our own ego.

    It is very true that, we should try. No harm to JUST DO IT and try! If we never move, we never try, we are so afraid of being hurt, then we still remain status quo, we will never get stronger. We are the loser that we make up.

    From this article, i feel i must move on. Do what i suppose to do. Not afraid to anything anymore and no hidding. After all, I will die and i don’t think i want to die thinking i have to try to do something i suppose to do and not doing it, feeling regrets on the death moment.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this article

    With Folded hands, love,
    Freon

  2. Lin Mun on Feb 7, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this quote. This is a very good reminder to me especially, who always fear and lazy to face the difficulty and think of other people’s perception on me.

    I agree that we should have a different mindset that our action is to inspire others and not stressing it on ‘me’.

    Thank you again for always encourage and motivate us to do better.

  3. JP on Jan 14, 2016 at 12:41 am

    “If you want something you never had, then do something you never did.”

    This is truly a powerful and thought provoking quote. Being creatures of habit, what we do in general and how we react are pretty predictable. Because we operate in a predictable manner, if we are not getting the results we want, then a change in what we do and how we react is inevitable for a different result. This takes effort and consistency because we may fail many times before we succeed.

    The key is to keep going until the objective is achieved. I believe this trait is healthy and favorable to have because with this same trait we can apply it to our spiritual practice and gain Enlightenment.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 31, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Its very precise and accurate advise for those of us who wishes to achieve what we have not achieved before.

  5. Pema Thinley on Oct 2, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    this is really touching and encouraging. this encourage me to live for others, solely for others. Thank you Rinpoche _()_

  6. Sharon Ong on May 21, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I used to dread trying something new as I fear failure.(Yes, huge EGO of mine!) But now, I am no longer afraid to try as even if I did fail, I would have learnt something in the process. And by learning something new in the process of failing is in itself winning. Why winning? By learning, one will gain knowledge and wisdom. With those, it is a “win” against ignorance.

    Thank you for this post, Rinpoche. It is truly a great post as a reminder to myself to constantly improve and not fear failure so much. Without failure, how am I to know my weaknesses to improve, right?

  7. Pastor Henry Ooi on May 7, 2015 at 10:31 am

    This quote is beautiful and it becomes more beautiful after Rinpoche enhanced it with details. This applies to me and I shall share it to people I meet online and in person.

  8. Pastor Antoinette Kass on May 7, 2015 at 8:16 am

    If we don’t try to do our best and improve we will regret it.
    Instead of focussing on our fear or anything that holds us back we should think that we are inspiring others.

    Thank You Rinpoche for this change of perspective which makes a difference for us and for others.

  9. Pastor Chia on May 7, 2015 at 4:44 am

    My spiritual journey has help me overcome many of my fear to do something I never do before. It help me less focus of my self centre mind, step out from my comfort zone. Become a Buddhist pastor i need to selfless and take care of other need more then myself. In the organization i have to work with different mind set of people, most of them are new in dharma and some people are not spiritual at or. when your work together with people are not familiar with, you have to build up the friendship and trusting them work as your team member.

    Now i have the opportunity work at Kechara Forest Retreat under green team. I never believe what i can do the job well at the beginning because of non experiencing and fear to fail. Sometime after start planting,I gain the experience how to take care and maintain the plants living. Now has growth many type of flowers,forest trees and herbs all over the Kechara Forest Retreat land. I want thank rinpoche by believe in me and let me able to experience all of this.In live, we always want to find peace and happiness. By develop more care with others, concern your living environment and animals.You will find more peace in your mind. I have witness with myself. I thought to sharing my opinion here with this article rinpoche has blog.

  10. Julia Tan on May 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing a short yet very meaningful post. We face challenges in our lives, the whole life through and no end. Some people choose to ignore and wait for others to solve the problem. Some choose to face the challenge and take up the burden and solve the problem for others. Some people’s life stays stagnant because they choose to do the same thing again and again even though they fail again and again they still continue to do the same thing hence they never had a chance to excel and have something that they never had. Those who kept trying, this way cannot try another way and go all the way, they became somebody and inspired others to step out to make their lives meaningful. No matter in Dharma or in samsara, never take NO as an answer because nothing is impermanence. A NO can be a YES if we try.

  11. pammie yap on May 6, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Yes, I believe ‘simple’ people can inspire many as I was inspired by those people too. Not that they are any lesser than me but because they went and did it. Little things that can inspire many! Instead of sitting around and waiting for something good to happen, why don’t we make the time, effort and do it instead.
    Lets not let laziness take over nor keep on hoping… Even if we fail, we should keep on trying and never give up!

  12. Vinnie Tan on May 6, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche!

    This is indeed what all of us need today. The “not afraid to lose” attitude. I agree with many times that when we give up on something is because of the fear of losing. When we have overcome that and be consistent and persevere for our goal, we will make it one day. Everything is based on our attitude and hard work. Thank you Rinpoche for this article. Reminding all of us what we are capable of achieving.

    I like what Rinpoche has said about when people laugh at our failure, they are laughing at themselves. I agree with that statement and think that it is very true. Reason being that all of us are afraid of failing, yet when we laugh at others, we are actually rejoicing inside saying that lucky we did not try and failed to avoid from the embarrassment. However, when these people we previously laughed at succeed, we would be then regretting that we did not do what we should do. The person that has succeeded could be us.

    It is because of the fear that we constantly have, it hinders us from further growth.

  13. Sonam Yangchen on May 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    thank you rinpoche la _()_ we are so fortunate to have you as our guidance, inspiration. your hard work, sacrifices are always remembered la…long live tsem rinpoche for rinpoche never fail to shower kindness towards all beings..

  14. Carmen K on May 6, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Laziness is the biggest cause towards procrastination, fear, and failure. We are too lazy to change the state we are in, the situation we are in, to get out of our comfort zone. There are days I look back and reflect that I should have done this, and that, but sometimes, the opportunity passes and you are never able to do what you wanted again.

    People are happy to be lazy, to let things remain, as long as each day they can wake up and everything is still the same, or as it was. But when the situation changes, and they’re not in a situation they’re used to anymore, then reflection on lost opportunities and regrets come. But there’s a solution – before you let yourself fall into that state, you can choose not to have yourself have an opportunity to feel that way. Your decision to change tomorrow, today or yesterday, will determine whether you live a life above average, or just..as is.

  15. Pastor Gim Lee on May 6, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    To get out of comfort zone and to face the fear of unknown expectations will keep some of us from going all out in Dharma works. It is much easier of course to just give excuses and sit around doing nothing. Then again, will that give us happiness?

    If all this while we are not happy with our life, will we find happiness if we are still living the same way without doing anything differently?

    Definitely not. Like Tsem Rinpoche says: “IF YOU WANT SOMETHING YOU NEVER HAD, DO SOMETHING YOU NEVER DID.”

    And never wait, because we never know when our time in this life will end. So, just do it, now.

  16. nicholas on May 5, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    A lot of time we always find something/someone to blame for anything that doesn’t work out in our life, but when we look deeper it is actually we didn’t even put effort to work it out and just wait……

    Be it for whatever reason but when the time passes there is no point of return. Then we either sit there again and wait…which is wait for nothing or realise it and work it out for something. I have regretted for not doing something and sad to say there is no ‘replay’ for me and got to hold on to it as a reminder.

    Now what important is just like Nike says ‘Just Do It’. If we do it we have a chance, be it good or bad the results is another ‘chance’ for us to improve but if we don’t do anything we will not know what ‘chance’ is, we will not know what hope is and we will not know how far we can go. What left if we not doing anything is just stay back behind time getting better with the word ‘regret’.

  17. Su Ming on May 5, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Many things we let it slipped because of our fear. Fear of what…Fear of coming out of our comfort zone. It is scary as I have seen many opportunities passed not only for myself but for many others. A simple regret from a simple action which I did not do was not saying I love my late father before he passed away and when he did passed away, it was too late. Cause whatever you want to do after that, it is useless.

    Therefore, after experiencing the above, I just do whatever it takes without much thoughts. Why? Life is just too short. I saw and experienced many regrets and they were not worth it.

  18. DR on May 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    One of the reasons why one sits around and not try is because one is too familiar in comfort zone and procrastinate. How often we tell ourselves “I will do it when ….” or “I am too busy now raising my family. When my kids go to college only then I can do charity”, or “when I retire only then I have more time to do xxxx”.

    Procrastination is the thief of time. If you put off doing what you ought to do, you will end up not having enough time to do it properly. Or worse still, it would have been too late.

    One of my favourite poems by Edward Young that I stumbled upon when I was young and remains one of my all time favourite:

    At thirty, man suspects himself a fool;
    Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan;
    At fifty chides his infamous delay,
    Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve;
    In all the magnanimity of thought
    Resolves, and re-resolves; then dies the same.

  19. stella on May 5, 2015 at 10:41 am

    It is true that if we never try, we never know. And the courage (or lack of) to try is strongly tied to our many fears. And because of our fear, we sit and let time slipped through.

    Thank You Rinpoche for this inspiring reminder that we should get out of our comfort zone.

    Humbly, with folded palms,
    Stella

  20. Lum Kok Luen on May 5, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Thank you Rinpoche. This is a very inspiring quote that we should always look at when we want to attempt new feats, challenges and new adventures.

    Humbly yours
    Lum Kok Luen

  21. Daniel Volz on Feb 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Thank you for all of your efforts

  22. Martial on Apr 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you very much for everything.
    Every time i feel down i have a look at your Blog and within a few minutes i really feel better.
    You always teach good things and i already learned a lot, thank you…
    We really need more people like you in Europe and everywhere in the world.
    Take care and have a lovely day.

    Martial

  23. grace (KHJB) on Mar 25, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Rinpoche, thanks for the quote “If you want something you never had, then do something you never did “.We always fear of failure, so sometime we choose to give up..yet it is a true that never try ,you don’t know how much you can achieved.Be Brave !

  24. sarahyap on Feb 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Haha… Rinpoche always tells us if we want to produce something, then we have to create the causes NOW to get to our goal to achieve it. If we never start, then we never get anywhere… so that’s why we FAIL even before we begun!

    I always take this example to illustrate the effectiveness of STARTING NOW and think of the the big things along the way. A few years ago, when Rinpoche and a few of His students walk along KL city, they say a few homeless along the streets. In a split second, Rinpoche decided to buy 20 packets of freshly cooked vegetarian food and gave the food to these homeless people. It was from that day, that the causes for Kechara Soup Kitchen came to be, and now… KSK is one department that serves the community, and not only feed the homeless, but help the under privilege and even get the homeless off the streets by searching for them jobs.

    We should never let laziness get the better part of us. How often have we had great ideas to create something good to benefit others but we decide to delay or not do it just because we’re lazy or we’re busy pursuing our desires?

    Just like what the title says… do something so you don’t regret later… life is not about satisfying yourself, but it’s about giving, being kind and compassionate… helping the poor… that is the only route to having fulfillment in our lives.

  25. Sean Wang on Feb 7, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I really love this article. My favorite part is “If you try, you have a chance to make it. If you don’t try, then you give no chance to winning. The time is going to pass anyway, so why don’t you let it pass achieving something really meaningful.”It reminds of another quote I read but forgot where: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. If you have the opportunity to do something good, just do it! You will never regret it. No matter how impossible it seems, it is still possible.

    We have to remember that time never waits. If we waste time doing nothing, we would have wasted our time and not anyone else’s. If you die with regrets, it will become your fault if you do not take the chances you have NOW!

  26. Lanse on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    It is interesting to know that laziness arises from both fear of failing as well as winning. Failing and winning are totally opposite to each other yet they are giving the same impact on us. How can it be?

    When I think a bit further, I see that they are actually the same. Fear of failing of course is due to our big ego, we don’t want to lose face in front of others when we cannot achieve something. Whereas fear of winning is also the same. We don’t want to win because we do not want other to have higher expectation on us, and this is because we are too afraid of failure. Then it comes back to the root cause again which is ego.

    The funnest things about Dharma is that it always makes us think further and deeper. At the end, we will realise that all phenomena are actually arise from the three poisons, and they all came from our mind. No wonder Buddhism emphasizes so much on taming the mind.

  27. Sharon Saw on Jan 2, 2013 at 12:06 am

    It’s been almost 2 years since i read this post so it’s a good reminder to revisit it again and see how the wisdom within has translated to action. “If you want something you never had, then do something you never did” – so perhaps this new year’s resolution for me would be to embrace the new and continue pushing the limits. Do or die.

    • Paris on Jan 14, 2013 at 5:46 am

      ….cos if you don’t really do anything great or meaningful, you might as well be dead! For what’s the point of living a life that doesn’t actually go anywhere (whatever that “anywhere” may be for you)…. that would mean we live our entire lives just for the sake of heading towards death?

      I like this: “Sitting around and not doing anything is FAILURE.” Absolutely applicable to me, because I’m so damn scared of failing. So yes, sitting there, being scared and getting paralysed by the fear of failure means i haven’t accomplished and will never even start to dream of accomplishing anything. So I have failed before I even began.

      One of my very first teachings from Rinpoche was about exactly this. I remember voicing that “I’m just afraid I’ll fail” and Rinpoche screaming back (very lovingly and passionately, of course!) about this – showing me just how silly I really am for even entertaining the thought of failing. Here you go, watch this and then go out and take a risk on something new and successful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBTKPihGgK4

  28. abby f on Jan 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, what I learnt from this article is, it is not the result which determine whether we are success or failure. The result can be success or failure, it is ok, not one gets success at the first time. It is so normal to see people get success and failure, but it is rare to see people with great persistence and people who dare to try and go beyond their limit.

    We must ‘sacrifice’ a little of our comfort in order to have a greater result, especially when it comes to things that will benefit others. Again, it is not just about the result, but in the process, we become someone who dare to go beyond limit and this really inspired others and give others hope. Thank you Rinpoche for this article. I agree giving up is just a way to increase our fear. We will never overcome something if we give up. The fear remains forever and the fear will become bigger and bigger, until we totally give up to dream, to even think about who we are. Because we can’t even face ourselves…

  29. Yap Xiao Ting on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Once i though while we learn a lesson, we learn a solution. Then, i realize that i am learning to smile along with the progression is far more meaningful. ‘Then’ which mentioned above = above 10 years. Hahahaha….what a long time.

  30. patsy on Nov 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    This is so true! “If you try, you have a chance to make it. If you don’t try, then you give no chance to winning. Successful people and leaders are where they are today because they worked hard and never give up even if they fail…they dare to fail… and they are not lazy.

  31. wei theng on Nov 16, 2012 at 12:16 am

    ” Sitting around and not doing anything is FAILURE.

    If you try, you have a chance to make it. If you don’t try, then you give no chance to winning.

    The time is going to pass anyway, so why don’t you let it pass achieving something really meaningful.”

    It is so meaningful. I will contemplate it frequently and check myself so that I will fall into the trap of laziness that fear of failing or fear of winning.

  32. Wah Ying on Nov 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Yes, it’s GLORIOUS to fail, to be LAUGHED at, compare to never put in any effort to try.

    I never realise there’s fear to be winner because of laziness until I read this article. I have to check myself everyday, whether I am not capable of something or I just merely being lazy.

    It’s a good article to share with all my FB friends. I want all to be winners of their life.

  33. Jace Chong on Nov 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I like “If you try, you have a chance to make it. If you don’t try, then you give no chance to winning.” too.

    This is very logic and yet powerful words. Most of the time when we came to the junction of do or not do, we always let our negative thought to take charge and keeps thinking “What will happen if we fail?”

    Yes, we should think of all consequences when we make decision, but do not let the fear to fail control us. We have actually nothing to fail, especially if we are doing something to benefits others. Even when we fail, inside us we still win because we have done our best to make it.

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this.

  34. May Ong on Nov 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    When we know that something is good for us, especially dharma – we should make some time to dedicate effort and work towards it. It may be for a good cause, it may be for whatever reason but if we know in our heart it is the right thing to do, we just do it.

  35. mayy on Nov 2, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Very true in every way. There were times, fear of failing and winning all mixed up well up in thoughts and this resulting for not going all the way. Hence, not achieving what we want to do. I would say that we just have to DO IT and not letting others’ expectations be in the way to deter us from doing what we have originally planned and wanting to do. To do with passion and wanting to succeed not for ego sake but for fulfillment in accomplishing something successfully. How it turn out to be is all in our hands. No one else. Not even the Buddhas.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  36. tenzin llhamo on Oct 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    So true. Most of the time Rinpoche always remind us that we CAN do it. If we always say cannot then whats the point for trying anything? There is nothing to lose. If we try and we fail, at least we tried but if we just sit around and not do anything then we fail anyway. Step out of our comfort zones and do the best we can in everything.

  37. Han on May 28, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I contemplating on below sentence:
    “Don’t wait. It is glorious to fail, to be laughed at, to be joked about, because when you finally make it, it sure is sweeter in the end….”

    Sometimes, The FEAR of failing that stops me MOVING FAST ENOUGH or DARE TO TAKE RISK… since nothing to loose, also think positively what Rinpoche shared with us:

    “When we win, we have expectations from others that we think we can’t handle. But turn that around. If we don’t think of them as expectations then it is not so bad. We should think that we are inspiring people.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this amazing post.

  38. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 21, 2011 at 1:01 am

    “If you want something you never had, then do something you never did” that is so logical but not so easy for us to see sometimes but if it makes a alot of sense. Which is probably why we are encouraged to get out of our comfort zones and push our boundaries.

  39. Eli on Mar 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    This is very inspiring, thank you.

    Only one part I’m not sure, I don’t really understand how this works, “they are really laughing about themselves subconsciously without even realizing”?

    Very insightful and helpful, thank you.

  40. Tshewang on Mar 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    very inspiring message la….it is really touching and inspiring ..we actually learn by trying..with trial and error..we build the game successfully…..it is true….la..your messages are really worth practicing..your holiness

  41. Philip Yong on Dec 5, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    This blog post really did hit me once more. I admit I’ve given up on many things/projects many times. But from now on, I will do my very best in living my life meaningfully by helping others.

  42. Uncle Eddie on Sep 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Yes, failure is the mother of success as the saying goes! Without failure we won’t know what success is all about. But don’t get despondent by failures as no one is born to fail always, and nobody is born always a loser too. Basing on the logic of impermanance, nothing stays permanent. Failure is not an end in itself. We must move on, and try and try again with greater determination and faith. Faith has been proven to move mountains, but to win again we must move fast. We must not sit around and cover ourselves with self pity, and moan, yet do nothing about our failures, but to put more greater efforts to change our failure to success. Time passes fast and it waits for no one! As our guru said,”It is glorious to fail, to be laughed at, to be joked about, but when we finally make it, it will be a sweet success”. By so doing, we will serve as an inspiration to many others.

  43. Anila on Sep 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    TIME AND TIDE WAITS FOR NO MAN. Is it true? Yes I believe its true. What is most important that we should do for our spiritual life first so that we don’t regret when we die.If we are a Buddhist practioner we should think about creating lots of good merits for our salvation from the lower realms. In mundane life it would be nice not to be lazy and do whatever you can and not waste your time that you will regret later and think you should have done it. Many people will say I will leave this and this to do another day. Maybe that day will not come and you loose the opportunity which leads to regret. Even if its a failure you will know where you stand and rectify or solve it and there is no regret.

  44. Anila on Aug 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I totally agree with all that Rinpoche writes in his blog. Its never too late to try anything that we wish to do while we still have the capabilities. Whether we are old or disabled or people who are immobilised can still find things to do according to the functions of their limbs ansd brains. You must put your heart and soul to what you want to do and say I will achieve it. You may be surprise the task you are doing is not bad or hard after all when you are happy and enjoy doing tne work. And most important you must think positive and say in your mind you can do it. A positive mind is the tool for success. I believe nothing you want to do can be failure unless you are lazy. If you fall or fail one time try again and find ways by putting effort. Why waste the time you have with sitting around and doing nothing. Do soimething which will benefit you and others. Time and tide waits for no man. Once opportunities lost are lost for ever. My few experiences with successes that I had was thru Rinpoche’s guidance
    that I will be able to make it turn out to be success and not failures. And I dont regret it.

  45. thierryfornow on Jul 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Nobody is a looser, nobody is a failure. Why? Because we can all win.
    Nobody is “programmed” to fail, to be miserable and helpless, like there would be this permament “hard-wired” failure being that I am. This is not logical, nothing is permament, even our failed attempts, they will pass and we will succeed eventually.
    With this in view we can operate a shift on how we react and how we use our failures, two options:
    1. We see our failures as an end in itself and get stuck in them,
    2. We see our failures as steps to success and move on.
    When, as a child, we learn to ride a bycicle we fail many times, yet we get back on the bike always and try again until we can master the control of the bycicle.
    Why don’t we do the same when we “fall” on our spiritual path?
    Perhaps we should look at it from the bycicle story, why do we get back on the bike after we have fallen and even hurt ourselves in that fall? What makes us go back on the bycicle, knowing that we will fall again many times before we can master the bike? Why? Because we have faith that we can master the bike. We have faith in that.
    So we should ask ourselves: do we have faith in our potentiality for becoming enlightened? If we don’t then we do not have faith in our guru neither, how could we? If we have faith in our guru that can see this buddhahood potential in us, we would be able to trust him.
    On the path to enlightenement, Buddha taught the third Noble Truth before the fourth for a basic simple reason, we should recognize our potentiality for buddhahood before we even hear of the path taking us there.
    Same: we must have faith that we can bike before we learn to bike, then only do we find the strength to push ourselves.
    “If you want something you never had, then do something you never did”

  46. Shirley Tan on Jul 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Regret happens when you have waited until it is too late to start living your life. No one can change the past. It is long gone. And you have to live with the consequences of your action in the Present. Until you change and do something different to break the cycle, chances are your future will also be the same, if not worse. No one would like to wait until the end and then find out that we should done things differently. If we have always been the loser, then start creating the causes to be a winner. Learn new skills, un-load all the bad habits and change ourselves. In Buddhism, we say that Liberation lies in the palm of your hands. Only you can save yourself. Only you can change yourself. So, don’t wait anymore. Time’s ticking away so very fast – now, that is scary.
    Starting being your best so that you can start enjoying the best years of your life NOW.

  47. Duke Okkelberg on Mar 23, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Shirley, I love your humor and the way you put things.
    I agree with the statement above: “It is glorious to fail”
    If it were not for my failures, I would have had no need to seek out the Dharma. My failures have all been camouflaged successes.
    One thing that I always repeat to myself to ensure that I never entertain ideas of giving up is THE BEST IS YET TO COME! I really believe that for myself and my path. My best years in the Dharma are ahead of me if I keep at it and never give up. How can I give up when I haven’t even tasted the frosting yet?

  48. Shirley Tan on Mar 20, 2010 at 2:11 am

    This particular blog speaks to me in the most profound way. Here I am, this ex-Queen of Sloth who is hell bent on becoming something more than a fat domesticated self-indulgent pet. I am going to go all the way and woul rather die trying than sit in my bed and rot the years away.

  49. Sharon Saw on Mar 19, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I love this!! “If you try, you have a chance to make it. If you don’t try, then you give no chance to winning.
    The time is going to pass anyway, so why don’t you let it pass achieving something really meaningful.”

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  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:12 AM
    **The Three Bodies of a Buddha**

    The primary manifestation of a fully enlightened being is called the Dharmakaya. “Dharma” means phenomenon, while “kaya” means body. Therefore, Dharmakaya refers to the primordial or true nature of phenomena which is beyond conceptual and dualistic thought. This manifestation is essentially the mind of a fully enlightened being, beyond appearance and sensory perception. This mind knows no limits or boundaries… more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-three-bodies-of-a-buddha
  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:10 AM
    ***Yangdup Wealth Puja 2017*** blog post is out.

    Find out why is the Yangdup Puja performed? How does wealth play a role in Buddhism? Isn’t Buddhism about letting go of one’s worldly attachments? Check out the fabulous pictures and videos here >>> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Ben
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:56 AM
    For Pastor Shin – Are pujas more effective than prayers?
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  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:29 AM
    By understanding Dorje Shugden’s enlightened nature, we realise that relying on him cannot lead us anywhere except for Enlightenment. Reciting any praise of Dorje Shugden on a daily basis reminds us of his attainments, and the type of being we are propitiating. It also serves as a reminder of the qualities we can attain as a result of relying on him, that his practice will help us to attain common and uncommon siddhis.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/praise-of-dorje-shugdens-origins
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:28 AM
    Incense has been used as a traditional substance for offering since the birth of Buddhism. The first recorded instance of incense being used occurs in the story of Magadha Sangmo, whose impact can be seen across the ancient Buddhist world. The daughter of Suddatta, a layman and the Buddha’s primary patron, she herself was an ardent student of Buddha Shakyamuni. After marrying, she longed to see her Guru, the Buddha and offer dana. Climbing to the roof of her in-law’s house, she offered incense and a verse of invocation. The omniscient Buddha heard her prayers and arrived with his entire entourage, descending from the sky on a lion to fulfil her request.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/incense-offering-prayers-to-dorje-shugden
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Feb 24. 2017 09:37 PM
    John is so brave and compassionate. He risk his life to save the rabbit and that shows he appreciate live very much despite it is an animal. Eventhough he lives in the street to beg for food but he never forgets his 2 pets a dog and a rabbit. He takes care of his pets with whatever he begs. Inspiring to all of us to never take things for granted and not abuse animals.

    I am also proud with the Ireland government in taking action to punish the 18 year old man who abuse and tried to kill the rabbit. This will create the awareness to all that this is a cruel action and that laws will be imposed against these people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/the-rabbit-in-the-river.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 11:29 PM
    What did they do to Geshe Thupten Lama?

    Geshe Thupten Lama was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile and served as a school teacher from 1963 to 1994 for which he received high commendations from the Tibetan exile government. Shocking what they did to this old erudite master Geshe Thupten Lama after serving them for years.

    Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119404
  • Joy Kam
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 10:41 PM
    >>>Who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen?<<<
    Dear sincere dharma students around the world and friends, After the great master, meditator, teacher, logician, yogi, siddha and erudite scholar Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was ‘eliminated’ by the government of the 5th Dalai Lama over three hundred years ago in Tibet, his reincarnation line was banned. That does not mean he stopped reincarnating as he continued in a string of high and beneficial lamas until present day, although he was not allowed to use his title and name. He has his main mind incarnation and many of his body, speech and activity incarnations also. His reincarnations certainly continued as confirmed by great beings such as Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Panchen Rinpoche, Scholar Lobsang Tamdin, etc. Read more… http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:38 PM
    After been rejected for so many years, many scientists like Seoul National University finally confirmed the existence of meridians. It’s a piece of glad news which may help the people especially the treatments like acupuncture is based on meridians and energy channels.

    Life is full of challenges and commitments. This is not easy for everyone has immediate lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy balance for eating and living. Therefore, this wonderful news is really bring benefits to others especially those are really need for acupuncture or similar treatments which are caused by nadis blockages and etc.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this nice sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/science-finally-proves-meridians-exist.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:21 PM
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing another miracle story of Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. As long as we have full trust in Dorje Shugden, he will assist us to clear our obstacles and challenges.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/mother-and-son-saved-by-tsem-rinpoche-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:02 PM
    感恩仁波切的分享这殊胜的一天的文章 !

    我是多么的幸运, 拥有此机缘和福份, 参与这殊胜的一天。很感恩郭月谊讲法师和一班佛友, 日夜的筹备,让当晚的活动顺利和圆满的完成 !

    在这殊胜的法会,大家有幸的得到各种加持, 如触摸加持的金泽八吉祥,迎请加持的正能量,增长好的因素如内在和外在的财富,寿命等等。大家还有幸的可以品尝已加持特制的坚果饭, 乳酪和奶茶。那是多么的有福气啊!希望将来的每一年,大家可以再次的参与,还有携带家人和亲戚朋友到来, 也让他们得到金泽的加持 !

    愿上师詹仁波切健康,长寿,吉祥如意, 克切拉禅修林的工程尽快完成, 佛法传播到世界每一个角落 !

    感恩合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 07:14 PM
    Beautiful image of Vajrayogini indeed with shimmering jewels offered to her. Its so nice of this lady Ms Wahyu of her painting of Vajrayogini to our previous Rinpoche whom she have not met before.Vajrayogini’s practice is very powerful to start now making offerings and to be connected .we will then gain a great amount of merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful painting of Vajrayogini.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html#comment-736083
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:18 PM
    Mwalua is truly a very compassionate person. Not many would want to trouble themselves or even risk their live to bring water to these animals. He has such a big heart towards living beings and the importance of life.

    Angie Brown, Cher Callaway and Tami Calliope are also very generous and kind person. They help him to raise fund so he can continue with his action to save the animals.

    I hope Mwalua will receive continuous help from all kind donors so animals don’t have to suffer.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:05 PM
    Heartwarming message from Mwalua, who is so compassionate and empathetic:
    “There is completely no water, so the animals are depending on humans,” Mwalua tells The Dodo. “If we don’t help them, they will die.”

    Mwalua fully aware that the wildlife will definitely die without the water. Furthermore, only humans can help the animals. He is able to let go of his stress and laziness just to deliver the water patiently and passionately. Many wildlife have been saved due to his kind actions. Furthermore, he visited local schools and hope to bring awareness to the children so that when they grow up they can protect the wildlife as one of their legacies.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. This is a good example of loving kindness and compassion to inspire us to greater loving kindness and compassion.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 05:02 PM
    By being a good example ourselves, we can be a more effective campaigner for the helpless animals. I believe that when we want to stand for something, the most powerful words that speak for us is our action. It is inconsistent when one campaigns for the rescued or stray dogs and ask for donations to feed them but consume chicken and seafood and pork and beef. There is no difference between these animals, they all have feelings and fear for pain. So, here’s a picture of the dogs all trapped in a cramped cage where chicken, sea animals, pigs, and cows are in same or worse conditions waiting to be slaughtered. If you feel for these poor dogs, please spare a thought for the other meat on your plate too. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/blog-it-tweet-it-facebook-it-again-and-again-pleeeeeeease.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
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Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
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I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
2 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
2 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
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Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
2 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
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Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
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Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
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This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
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Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
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Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
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His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
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Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
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Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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Team decorating the stage in conjunction with the 2016 Lantern Festival. Lin Mun KSDS
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Halloween, Costume and Fun Time are synonymous for the children. Throwback: Halloween Charity Event at KFR, Oct 2016. Stella, KSDS
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Pastor Chia solemnized a couple's marriage registration at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
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On Sunday morning, we had an animal liberation event , in which we will save the lives of birds. Pastor Han Nee led a beautiful prayer before the birds were released. bit.ly/2ahl6Yv Lucy Yap
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