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Fearlessness

August 23, 2009

In this region, wealth, face and family lineage have FAR MORE IMPORTANCE than belief in karma, next life and Bodhi mind. Problems arise from basically these 3 factors.

However, when we look at these from the widest scope of ultimate mind view, it pales so insignificantly because our lives are so short. Hence we trap ourselves, again and again. And time passes by quickly…

Isn’t it tiresome when people always focus ON WHAT THEY DID? And that they hardly focus on WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE?

When something goes WRONG, then they REPEAT OVER & OVER & OVER what they did & what difficulties they had in order to COVER. But they never think about HOW THEY DAMAGE OTHERS.

That’s the problem, they never start focusing out.

It’s good for people like that to write and read WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE FOR THEM DAILY. To stop repeating and move on.

If you want to get places, you have to have FEARLESSNESS. What’s fearlessness? Better to GO ALL THE WAY even if we might FAIL. It’s better than DOING NOTHING and JUST FAILING. Because when you do nothing, you have to play so many games to hide your failure.

I hate it when we just do nothing and be comfortable with failure… because you hate yourself in the end for doing NOTHING AND THAT’S WHY YOU FAILED. You carry that your whole life.

Covering failure is the MAIN SOURCE FOR OUR EGO TO STAY STRONG. If we go all the way, the chance to win IS THERE!

Think! Failure from doing nothing or a chance to make it. Ego protection or ego diminishing. Pick…

Much care,
Tsem Rinpoche

 

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Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and myself. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was the main Lama that asked me to go abroad to teach. That’s how i came to Malaysia.

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  1. Chris Chong on Mar 15, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this advice. Because of our ego, we failed to accomplish alot of things that we may have a chance with it. We are too afraid to try and fail because it will make us look ugly. When things go wrong, we will start looking for excuses and blame others. We are protecting our ego and hence we fail in accomplishing great things because our ego are more important that everyone and everything else.

    By letting down our ego and go all the way, we will not be limited by our ego and great things will be acomplished.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  2. Pee Bee Chong on Sep 9, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. We will continue trying fearlessly until we get the results. As long as we are perseverance, setting the right motivation and determination, we can surely get results.

    We will never know our potential if we don’t try. Once we set our motivation, we should go all the ways. Trying pushes us out of our comfort zone and we learn new things every time when we try. No
    regret if we fail, but we will regret if we did not try.

    When we try, we will feel grateful to others because by experiencing the processes ourselves, we can realize how much effort, commitment required, and how much attachment we need to let go in order to succeed.

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 22, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Rinpoche’s logic is impeccable. Truly it is better to try and fail, then not try which is sure failure. Trying helps us to diminish our ego, not trying we stay just the same.

  4. Sharon Ong on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you for this post. This bit stuck out to me the most. “Covering failure is the MAIN SOURCE FOR OUR EGO TO STAY STRONG. If we go all the way, the chance to win IS THERE!” So here’s me going for the chance to win. 🙂

  5. Edwin Tan on Apr 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    How true. Short article but makes a lot of sense.

    Failing and having a huge ego do not bring us any benefits. Humble and low profile is better. Remembering who helped us along our way to success is important as those people are the ones that guided us during our failures.

    If we are to be in samsara, better to start developing a Bodhi mind than being in delusion by the 3 factors Rinpoche mentioned.

    Thank you.

  6. Jacinta Goh on Apr 7, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    My thought on this is rather narrow, more on personal level. Sometimes, we are just happy in our comfort zone. Any changes are immediately perceived as negative and hence, resistant arises. The thought of failure is constantly staining our mind, even before we embark on something new. Thank you Rinpoche for giving me the fearlessness in Dharma where I have taken a U turn (I still have my fear but lesser). May I be of benefit to others.

  7. Pastor Han Nee on Mar 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. I’m taking a second look at this post because i’m rediscovering new facets of this teaching or facets I had overlooked before.

    We place so much emphasis on wealth, face, and family, because our focus is on this life and on ourselves as a separate independent identity. We think so much about this life, when in reality , this life is so very short if we place it against ultimate reality.We forget that we will circle endlessly, in samsara, rebirth after rebirth,migrating to whichever of the six realms of existence our karma takes us.

    We become so self-absorbed that we tremble in fear of leaving our comfort zones and experiencing failure. Fear of failure is ego’s subtle rejection of a diminishing of the ego with failure.

    We are so focused on what we are doing that we give little thought to what others are doing. We forget we are dependent on others. Then we start trampling on others and disregard what harm we inflict on others.

    To be fearless, we need to face ourselves and realize that we are hiding behind our egos, especially when we fear failure.We need to be brave and go all the way, even if there is a possibility of failure.

  8. Sharon Saw on Mar 15, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Fear is an emotion induced by a perceived threat which causes entities to quickly pull away from it and usually hide. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it (also known as the fight-or-flight response) but in extreme cases of fear (horror and terror) a freeze or paralysis response is possible. Some psychologists such as John B. Watson, Robert Plutchik, and Paul Ekman have suggested that there is only a small set of basic or innate emotions and that fear is one of them. This hypothesized set includes such emotions as joy, sadness, and anger. Fear should be distinguished from the emotion anxiety, which typically occurs without any certain or immediate external threat.

    Fear is frequently related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance, whereas anxiety is the result of threats which are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. It is worth noting that fear almost always relates to future events, such as worsening of a situation, or continuation of a situation that is unacceptable. Fear can also be an instant reaction to something presently happening. All people have an instinctual response to potential danger, which is in fact important to the survival of all species. The reactions elicited from fear are seen through advantages in evolution. Fear can be a manipulating and controlling factor in an individual’s life.

    Conquering our fears is one of the biggest battles we have to fight on a daily basis.

  9. Martin on Dec 16, 2012 at 5:55 am

    If we fear failure, it is only because we place high values on the superficial things that we feel are at stake such as our pride, people’s perception of us and money. So many do not even try due to that fear and when we do fail, we hide our failure for the same reason. In fact there is nothing real at stake.

    How we deal with failure is a good indication of how much we have progressed in our practice, if at all. I have seen people who failed and allowed that failure to overwhelm them and they stay in that state of mind for the rest of their lives. Each day they do, they replay that failure again and become even more crippled by fear and embarrassment.

    Perhaps a good way to avoid being trapped by that fear is to remove our personal objectives from the process and to focus on the good a successful endeavor can bring to others.

  10. Milly on Jul 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Fear of failure prevents us from putting our foot forward to try. It could also be due to laziness and not wanting to get out from our comfort zone. Yes, one must admit our own mistake instead of spending people’s time in listening to our explanation and justification to cover up. So exasperating and selfish. I am grateful to my mother who was a pillar of strength to the family. She didn’t complain any difficulties she encountered to anyone and always sought solutions to solve any problems. I am also grateful to Rinpoche who teaches me the Dharma to help me transform my mind and his constant prayers and blessings for all sentient beings. Thank you very much Rinpoche.

  11. sockwan on Jun 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

    What is there to afraid of? If we do not try, there is no chance for success. If we try, we know where our limitation is and it is while trying, we improve and grow. Growing up is painful, take this pain as a learning process.

    Instead os spending time thinking of whose fault it is when failure happens, thinking of a solution is much better in getting things done.

  12. nani on Jun 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    lati rinpoche know that rinpoche can teach .and he ask him to come malaysia to benifit for many people.

  13. EricLee KHJB on Jun 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    有时候,人们会一直不断的犯错,是因为为了要掩饰自己当初的第一个慌言,而且只会越陷越深。要从这样的循环中走出来,唯一的方法就是承认自己的错误,让后再归零做起,再向受到影响的人道歉,你就能完全的从痛苦中解脱。

  14. Sharon Saw on Jun 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    This is very true. People who are always focused on themselves cannot focus on others. And focusing on ourselves is always very detrimental because we have a deluded view of ourselves. We should be grateful to others who have helped us, especially our Guru, who operates from love without agenda. Our Guru very kindly shares the Dharma with us solely to benefit us and alleviate us from suffering if we should apply the very Dharma he teaches. What we should be afraid of is our lives without Dharma… that negative karma we accumulate should be very scary.

  15. Bengkooi on Jun 18, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Words of wisdom for everyone to live by. I know some people who could really use this advice. It is tiresome when you see them explaining over and over again, in a variety of ways why a mistake was made, or why things didn’t turn out well. All that time, effort and imagination could have been put to better use in improving themselves rather than protecting their egos and reputations.

    Especially in the Asian countries, the value of “face” is priced above self improvement and honesty. Unfortunate but true. If only they realized that their efforts to protect themselves doesn’t work and is too transparent, the world might be a better place to live in

  16. paul yap on Jun 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I believe “there is nothing to lose, and more to gain” for going all the way.

    Do it because “you have passion and loves it”, not because you are force to do it, and not because “Everybody is doing it”

    Live is just too short and fragile, in wasting more time searching “oneself”, we JUST DO IT!

  17. philyong on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    What was written here really strikes a note in my mind. Not to put anyone down or be on the grim side but we are actually losers already so what’s there to lose?

    Losers? Why? Think about it..what have we achieved in life that is so worth talking about? We have made LOTS of money? We bought a NEW car, NEW house, NEW toy? Having all these, does it dictate how well we are doing in life?

    Having all these material goodies in life might seem to be an achievement to some but that does not make you a winner..How do I define a winner? Hmm check out Mother Teresa and the likes. These people are winners not because of what they have but because they don’t have much but still continue to give. This is a PURE winner.

    So yes, since we are already losers anyways, how bad can failure be? There’s really nothing much to lose even if we fail. Instead if we fail and we can stand up again after that, we will gain tremendous respect which will help in our works to benefit others. To use our recognition to bring benefits to more people. Of course only if its genuine failure.

  18. yenpin on Jun 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    人在遇到困難時都會逃避問題,不要去面对但問題。这就是失敗的原头
    我们必须去面对問題,有失败才会有成功,只要鼓起勇氣踏出第一步,拥有勇气并不意味着我不害怕,这意味着,我将尽力帮助自己醒来,面对现实,也不放弃尋求成功! 我堅信,成功肯定在前面等着我们。

    谢谢仁波切不断提醒我们

  19. Sam on Jun 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

    My guru, a lot of times we hold back and do nothing because we are afraid to fail. We do not know what will happen next and we stop right there thinking about doing it but no actions taken after that. We continue to think and think and think and at the end time flies and gone, we then regret with a lot of ‘what if’…but we cant turn back time anymore. I hate this feeling, annoyed with it and hating myself for not having the courage to just do it and giving tonnes of excuses at times.I dont want to carry this feeling, dont want to regret by doing nothing and wait. Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us and myself, even though this article is short but its very powerful. And I love this quote: “Better to GO ALL THE WAY even if we might FAIL. It’s better than DOING NOTHING and JUST FAILING.”

    Thank you Rinpoche.
    Take good care.

  20. Fiona ng on Jun 12, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    对同一个问题,一千个人有一千种看法,而你只要坚持住你自己的看法,这就是自信,在自信者看来,世间没有什么事情是不可以做的。就像仁波切坚守他对上是的承诺。

  21. Julia Tan on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Yes, when problem comes I only see what I have done for others (which is actually very tiny little TC thing) but not what I have hurt others and what others had done for me. Hence I started to justify, to find a “good” reason (which always the lame one) why I can’t do it, I also blame others do not corporate and the list goes on. Yes, I am simply being selfish, cover up my own failure and still want to look good. What else is new to me? Putting up a big smile or tears to get away of it do not help me further. All these advantages will be taken away when time goes by. I will end up being alone and no where.

    I have all the conditions to be better but why I abused it and stay comfort because I am afraid to fail. I do not push myself to go deeper and thinking why I am no body still. Rinpoche has talked me many many times and given me many many advices, and why am I not listening? Because i have not seen the real suffering in my life. But if i have to reach that stage to transform then i am the biggest idiot in the world. Knowing that I fail is not enough but being able to put my effort into action and keep on improving and trying will be the way I should head off.

  22. judy lam on Jun 12, 2012 at 8:19 am

    There are many reasons why we are afraid to fail, right from when we were small and our parents do everything to make sure we succeed in life. They are not wrong in doing that. As we go make a career for ourselves, we fight hard to climb that ladder of success, sometimes we lean on the wrong wall. Some people are lucky to make it, some are not. Everyone around us expect us to be successful in life and to raise a good family. Therefore, it is hard for a common person on the street not to be afraid of failure. When I look around me, people who are successful do take risks. At the end of the day, it is better to try than not to try at all. Thank You Rinpoche.

  23. Su Ming on Jun 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Fearlessness.

    I always thought we as Asian are mostly fortunate as I see a lot of us had it easy ie Parents supporting us financially and emotionally till like 20s. I have know many friends of mine who still live with their parents until now. As for me, I did not need to raise or work my way to pay my universities bills. My mom paid for me and I thought I was lucky and very fortunate.

    Then now, I noticed that I am not that fortunate. I have seen the drive which others have and Oh Boy, a few of them are very successful. Some do not take no as an answer and they are aggressive to get what they want. And when you check their background, they have very little support, they had to go through very difficult situations thus they are successful now. Their drive is tremendous and passion for success in incredible. They are fearless. And dare to fail.

  24. Grace KSJC on Jun 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    we love to point our figure to other when fail and never think about we are the cause of the problem.we choose escape when facing difficulty yet blame other to cause us make such decision…have to change the thinking and facing it instaed escape from it.

  25. Victor Phang on Jun 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Dear Rinpoche:
    We afraid of failure so choose to do nothing, we always look out instead of self-checking, we like to cover our shortcoming rather than overcoming it and worst we love to highlight what we have done than recognizing what other people has done to us.

    Obviously Dharma is the only solution to all these degeneration. Only Dharma could give us the correct view for everything. A lot of times when I share Dharma and involve more in Dharma works, most of my friends said I’m overly “addicted” to religion so lesser people call me out for “yamcha” or movie. I’m fine with that because I’m bored of talking about money, car and work now. All these topics would only degenerate me. I didn’t mean I’m very “high-class” now, just my view about life is different now.

    Now I’m willingly to get addicted to Dharma, I’m sorry for them but I keep my hands open to welcome them whenever they want to join me in Kechara. I wish more and more people could open their minds, see the reality of life and get connected to Dharma.
    Thank you for sharing. Take good care.
    With love,
    VP

  26. Siong Woan on Jun 9, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I have been meeting many people for the last few days, mainly senior citizens who are ‘enjoying’ their retired lives. Most of then spend time looking for ‘freebies’ and they are very demanding when it comes to their ‘rights’ of taking!

    When asked to assist in helping people, they have so many ‘self-generated’ excuses and ‘self-imposed’ limitations not to do anything. It is sad to see them wasted most part of their lives and still wasting the limited time they have on earth…

    Had they realised they have to ‘FOCUS OUT’ and start considering about other people around them, their lives would have been different and their time spent fruitfully and meaningfully

  27. KYC on Jun 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I like Rinpoche’s definition of fearlessness. Rinpoche is telling us not to be afraid and go all the way even if we fail.

  28. HelenaC on Jun 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Such a wonderful post, thank you Rinpoche. This post is direct, straight forward and hit it on my face. After i have digested on this post, its really gave me a big shout!!!! MOVE MOVE MOVE!!!!
    Love this most : Covering failure is the MAIN SOURCE FOR OUR EGO TO STAY STRONG. If we go all the way, the chance to win IS THERE!
    Totally agreed!

    Thank you Rinpoche.
    Much care,
    Helena

  29. David Lai on Jun 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    This is really neat because what Rinpoche is talking about is one of the 3 types of laziness that the Buddha taught 2500 years ago. The Buddha said that being lazy is being caught up with worldly affairs and worldly achievements.

    I think it is lazy because we avoid looking at deeper issues like spirituality and how are we contributing towards the outcome of our afterlife. This cycle of laziness has been an ongoing issue with everybody and there is very little influence in pop culture that promotes otherwise. It is sad that when someone decides to work full time in the Dharma or decides to become ordained, it is viewed like a temporary or transitory job or that we have failed in life and that’s why we have decided to be a monk. I have never heard of anybody who thinks that it is a calling or something beneficial.

    Honestly, I am glad that I am doing something different and I am working for the Dharma. I am finding my place in an organisation (Kechara) that benefits people and spreads the message of spirituality. Nothing could be more exciting than that. I could never see myself going back to the grind of working in an office and for a paycheck.

  30. June Tang(ksjc) on Jun 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    大多數人在遇到困難時都會裹足不前或逃避問題,但按兵不動或原地踏步并不能解決問題!
    一位成功者的背后總有着許多失敗的經驗,決對不會害怕會失敗而放棄尋求成功! 我堅信
    “走出去,一定會有路” 只要鼓起勇氣踏出第一步,成功肯定在前面等着大家!!共勉之^_^

  31. Uncle Eddie on Jun 2, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Everyone knows failure is the mother of success, but unless we have a very stong force of fearlessness in us, we never dare to fail again. Such fear always drag us down and put us off to re-attempt again. Yes, it is more basically because of these 3 factors of face, wealth and ego that people with ignorance and inadequate knowledge of dharma have treated them far more important than the belief in Karma, next life and Bodhi-mind. The story of Rinpoche’s life gives the best of perfect examples of what fearlessness, endurance, determination and compassion are all about to go all the way to make Kechara what it is today, though not without experiencing initial failures, obstacles and intensed sufferings along the way before attaining success! Thanks to Rinpoche’s strong and determined thoughts.

  32. Su Ming on Jun 1, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I will always remember what Rinpoche recently told one of his close student which applies to me as well. What have you got to loose? NOTHING cause you were a loser to begin with. Rinpoche was refering to a new project which we were embarking on.

    Most of us will think that this statement was harsh but to me that is kindness advice anyone can give us.

    If we really think about it, what have we achieved? A marriage/relationship/career/kids/and etc which some we are trapped in. And then we looked back in our lives and what have we actually achieved?

  33. June Kang on May 31, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Yes, i had the experience of hate myself at the end when i found i were comfortable with my failure. When I realized it,I found life is no meaning and think of end my life. But at that point i was lucky that i listened lots of Rinpoche’s teaching and it helps me to start realizing the meaning of life. Thank you Rinpoche.

  34. patsy on May 31, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I believe that it is better to try to do something rather than not doing anything due to ego or fear. If we do not try, we will never know our potential and if we fail, we learn from the mistakes and improve on it.

    When we focus out, we will be appreciative of what others have done for us and we should repay their kindness and when we get out of our comfort zone we will be able to do more to benefit others.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this advise.

  35. nicholas on May 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I if we just focus in, what we could do is very limited because it just within our own comfort zone but if we could focus out we will expand our ability in order to achieve the benefits for others.

    Being fear because of worried to be fail. Being fear also because of the “Unknown” (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-unknown.html) things/work the we going to face. For whatever reason, we should just do it. If we don’t try we can never know how far we can go and for others there is nothing to lose because if we don’t do it we definitely FAIL but if we work on it we might make a change.

  36. henry ooi on May 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Yes, many of us are preoccupied with these three issues and it’s all about me, mine, us, and ours. We worry of not having enough wealth yet fear losing it when we have them. We tell a lie to cover another lie because of not wanting to lose face. We put pressure on ourselves and our children to have children and grandchildren so that the family’s lineage continues. I’ve heard of people who go to the extent of asking their son/grandson to take another wife if the first wife cannot bear an heir to carry forth the family’s name. The family’s name is more important than the children’s marriage.

  37. Andrew Chiam on May 31, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Thanks Rinpoche. This line below really hits me hard. Why? It must be something from within.

    “I hate it when we just do nothing and be comfortable with failure… because you hate yourself in the end for doing NOTHING AND THAT’S WHY YOU FAILED. You carry that your whole life.”

  38. Mc on May 31, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Fear is always crippling. I am still afraid to fail as it is still fresh in my mind what failure taste like. And yet, each day spent in dharma work teaches me more and more how really wasteful our “normal” thoughts are. Thoughts that seem to advocate self preservation but actually traps us inside our Fear.

    It is true, so much effort is required to cover our failures and so much energy used to hide. A trapped mind is a cursed mind.

    Better to just go at it and keep going at it. After a while you became less afraid of the hits.

  39. Pastor Yek Yee on May 31, 2012 at 3:13 am

    對仁波切來說,甚麼東西是最重要的?我想對仁波切來說,完成對上師的承諾,可說是此生最重要的。這是詹仁波切一個很优秀的美好品貭,也是仁波切每個轉世都不約而同擁有的特貭之一。當年,因拉諦仁波切而來到星馬一帶,仁波切就為了完成自己上師的心,所以,凡是上師交待過的事情,他都不會忘掉,然後盡自己所能去實現它!此等依止心,能夠找到的,就是上師的加持。

  40. Lim Han Nee on May 30, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Our fears and worries are always the result of our focusing inwards on ourselves. So we let ourselves be dragged down by these negative fears and worries about failing. We dare not venture into something because we fear that the odds are against us.WE give a hundred and one excuses and hide behind these excuses.Because of that, we don’t even try, let alone go all the way. End result is when we protect our ego and ‘face’ this way, we are doomed to end up doing nothing, which is worse than having done something even it resulted in failure.We end up being disgusted with ourselves.

  41. wei theng on May 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    what strike me are:
    1. It’s better to do it rather than standing there do nothing due to fear as we have more chances of getting it. Albert einstein has gone thru thousands of failure for us to enjoy our lights today.
    2. Focus out.
    it is when we focus out, and always be appreciative of others kindness, then we will do more.

  42. bengkooi on May 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    That practice of focusing out on others hit me nice and hard in the gut today. This is not the first time I am reading this, but this is the first time it has hit so hard.

    It just brings me back to how small my/our problems are when we stop thinking about ourselves and considering the plight of others for a change. Nothing changes, everything changes eh?

    Thank you rinpoche for a strong blow to my ego again.

  43. Han on May 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    这篇教诲提醒自己别在迟疑与浪费时间在思考可以不可以成功的问题上,惧怕失败而不敢前进是愚昧的,由于害怕失败而躲在舒服圈更是大错特错!

  44. Yoke Fui on May 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    We constantly put constraints on ourselves and based on these constraints we give excuses for not taking the leap or not going all the way. Most of these “concerns” are imaginary.It is our fear more than anything else that holds us back.

    In both worldly and spiritual pursuits, if we don’t give our 100% we will never know our full potential.

    Rinpoche always encourages his students : if we try at least there is a minimum 50% chance; however if we don’t even attempt, there will be no chance at all !

  45. wah ying on May 30, 2012 at 3:18 am

    不要坐着盘算失败的下场当下就必须努力。与其坐着等死,不如站着求生。努力了,也不一定就达到目标,就成功,至少我努力了,而通常就做出成绩来。天下没白吃的午餐。是的,仁波切,勇者无惧,无惧失败,只惧于自己不曾付出,不曾奋斗过,不曾热血。

    谢谢仁波切的教诲,铭记于心。

  46. sarahyap on May 30, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing a post with such wonderful insights.

    It is true, that many people places those 3 far more important than Dharma… how very unfortunate. I also believe, that it is also because we place our own importance above the Dharma… we think about ourselves first, then Dharma which is a terrible attitude… it is this very attitude that brings all of our troubles, lack of practice, lack of dedication and hindering out spiritual growth.

    Thank you for this timeless advice, as a Dharma student I hold this advice (and all of Rinpoche’s advice) very close to my heart.

  47. MayOng on May 29, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Somehow we are born into fear and we fear the unknown but I equate this fear as layers of skin like onions. If we are to peel this layer of fear little by little by attempting to go one more step forward (after conquering the last fear we had) instead of retreating, then I guess we will be in the process of reaching the goal by peeling layers upon layers of this fear inside of us.

  48. tenzin llhamo on May 29, 2012 at 2:16 am

    I believe. If I don’t do it, I will never know whether I’d succeed or fail. Since it can be only one, I should do it. My ego should not be my reason of not trying. If I succeed, fabulous and if I fail, try again. I will always remember! Thank you Rinpoche for the constant reminder for us to buck up and do something about it.

  49. Uncle Eddie on Sep 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Yes rinpoche, wealth, face, and family lineage tend to occupy the primary purpose and thoughts of our wordly lives. Such illusion tends to continue on and passed down through the off-springs as family heirloom teaching. Hence that’s how human beings like ourselves are trapped again and again, until we can have the merit to meet up with a spiritual Guru to teach us Dharma. Otherwise it will be like what ‘Heartspoon’ prayer said “since beginningless cyclic existence through countless cycles of rebirths, we have not achieved the slightest benefit from them.” Without following a spiritual teacher, when it comes to following the path leading to Liberation and omniscience, we are as confused as a blind person wandering in the middle of a deserted plain. Likewise, a spiritual teacher is our true guide to enlightenment, who thinks of us with his boundless compassion and with kindness in caring far more greater than any existing human being can ever give. Thank you rinpoche for your constant care and guiduance.

  50. Anila on Sep 8, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    There are so many types of thoughts. Positive thoughts, negative thoughts, evil thoughts, virtuous thoughts etc. Different people have different thoughts. But I think the most important thoughts are thoughts like never say die. When you fall do not wallow in your failure. Throw those thoughts out and start again. Then you find that when you have suceeded. It is your mind and thoughts that it happen. Some people before they start on anything the thought that comes to their mind is doubt. When something you have not even started, how do you know before hand that you cannot do it. Even if you fail you must not give up. Try again until you suceed using positive thoughts.

  51. Koh Hee Peng on Jul 29, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.” – Randy Pausch
    “The brick walls that are in our way are for a reason. They are not there to keep us out, they are there o give us a way to show how much we want it” – Randy Pausch
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/2010/05/randy-pauch.html

  52. Elena on Jul 10, 2010 at 2:40 am

    There are many things that I am grateful to my mother for. One of the things is that she taught me and my siblings gratitude. So when Rinpoche says “It’s good for people like that to write and read WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE FOR THEM DAILY”, it brings back memories of when my mother taught us to eat mindfully. She set an exercise for us to realise how we depend on others’ kindness – she said that at every meal, we should write down where the meal came from. Can you imagine doing that for a bowl of spaghetti? The ingredients in the pasta, the ingredients in the sauce…who planted the vegetables? Who made the pasta? Who harvested the eggs? Who drove the ingredients to the factory? Who made it? Who operated the machines? Who packed it onto lorries, who drove it to the supermarket? Who stacked the shelves? The list could go on and on. The point is, no man’s an island – we thrive on other people’s kindness, so we should never act so arrogantly as to believe we are the centre of society.
    Another thing my mother taught me is that it’s easier to tell the truth and accept the consequences, than to lie and hide. Temporarily, it might hurt like hell for your ego when you tell the truth, and you are scolded for your mistake about but ultimately, the only person who benefits from that is you. Playing games is tiring, and you’ll eventually be found out – the consequences of that (lost trust and faith in you) is more difficult to remedy than the shouting you receive from your initial mistake.
    Yes, I had (and still have!) an awesome mother!

  53. mima on Jul 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Such an important talk, thank you Rinpoche!

  54. Paris on Jul 7, 2010 at 3:55 am

    This post reminds me of another one of Rinpoche’s most classic quotes (which is also on my email signature!) which is “Stop believing in what you are; start believing in what you can be”.
    Rinpoche was talking to David and me about our books when this quote arose. It was an apt reminder to us to get real, to stop being paralysed by our fear and to realise that there is always something more – we can always be better, fly higher, do more so long as believe that this is what we CAN BE AND DO.
    I think this quote is a perfect complement to this post because it reminds us of the potential that every one of us has if only we learnt to focus forward and outwards.
    It’s so true, isn’t it, how we sit around JUST BELIEVING in who we are right now: we say, our hands flailing, “But that’s just the way I am! I can’t change, I’m like this, I’m like that.” And we take refuge in all the limitations we put on ourselves.
    I like what Rinpoche says about how not trying or doing is already failure in itself. Because if we tried, we were at least halfway to achieving it. If we didn’t manage to achieve it, we would surely find other gems along the ways – other experiences, lessons and successes.
    Nike got it right then, when they flung a swoosh on their products and proclaimed boldly, simply, JUST DO IT. (Lots of time for worrying later). So here goes. *holds my breath and jumps*

  55. Susan Carr on Mar 20, 2010 at 12:04 am

    We must always try. Having courage doesn’t mean I am not afraid, it means that I am but will try to help myself wake up and face reality with a soft heart. Taking responsibility for my life and how it effects others. This is courage I think, one day at a time. I am blessed to have your words reminding me of what is important today. Much less of the great “I am” and more giving everyday
    Thank you so much Rinpoche

  56. Shirley Tan on Mar 19, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    This is such a timely and wonderful post, Rinpoche. Thank you so deeply for sharing these precious words. I needed to read them and re-read them. And because so many precious words are all documented in Rinpoche’s Blog, I can return to them time and time again. I have wasted enough time and much of my life. Yet I will contend myself to saying that it is comfortable and safe not to try. I will only exert enough effort to get things started, but have not put enough effort to move things to the end. Going all the way was not something I did or could comprehend. Thus, this is why I look back and can only see a barren land. Nothing was ever built. But this will all change after knowing the Dharma that Rinpoche has so kindly shared with us all. Ultimately, I know I too will change and that is worth looking forward to each day. Thank you, Rinpoche. Always.

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  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:10 PM
    OMG! This is very touching. To see a doggie who never left go of his owner in spite of death. Way more powerful than many who proclaimed “till death do us part.” Just like the human, not all doggies are as loyal as this tear-jerking pet, but I truly believe almost all doggies offer unconditional love to the person who feeds and cares for them. Even when they are stray animals. There was a stray dog who will run two streets from the entrance of the “Taman” until the car stops in front of the house, just to greet me. You can imagine the warm and conviction in my heart that these beings are more than capable of loving than many of us, human! Thank you for this lovely sharing. I miss my doggie, Sherab.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:00 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for this amazing sharing. There is no doubt about the ability of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. His incarnations have been compassionate and taken rebirth to return and spread the dharma so that sentient beings can benefit and learn some dharma in our short life.

    We shall never doubt our Guru; but must see that He is one with our Yidam and Protector, an attained being. Even if our Guru does not demonstrate clairvoyance abilities, we must never contest our Guru, for he holds the key (dharma) that can liberate us from eternal suffering in samsara.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 04:30 PM
    Miracles do happen,when we have faith and trust in our Guru.What is important is to follow Rinpoche’s advice and do as instructed by our Guru to clear the osbtacles all the way.Angie and Herry were so fortunate to have meet Rinpoche.Its because of Rinpoche ‘s compassion and caring for his student Angie’s life was saved.Infact Rinpoche has helped many people through his intervention, advice and instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing miracles stories which i enjoyed reading.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 02:45 PM
    WOW….interesting a miracles true story. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.Reciting mantras by family members and doing 20 pujas done at the monastery to help the baby. These proved that pujas, which have been done for hundreds of years in the monasteries are very powerful methods for us to overcome difficulties, create huge amounts of merit and for protection, good health and long life.This show us how powerful pujas can help us when we have trust and faith in our Guru.And with Rinpoche divination,the baby was born and now a healthy boy.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 12:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these powerful teachings.Its a privilege
    to do Dharma work to benefits other,do it with motivation and a good attitude when engaging ourselves It will be guide line for me.When we serve others to do Dharma work together at Kechara Forest Retreat ,we will improve ourself , purify our negative karma and to benefit others too.I will be sponsoring to the healings bricks soon and i will cherish every moment in supporting KFR.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/dharma-work-attitude-tdl.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 11:06 AM
    Bigfoot is just another beings living in this world although not commonly seen and live in the deep jungle in high mountains. There were many evidences that people from many parts of the world sighted this beings. Whatever shape they are I think importantly we are all sharing this world and therefore need to have mutual respect and not intervene each others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/its-in-the-scriptures-they-exist.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 04:26 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline sharing this interesting post about Bodhidharma, a great master favoured meditation and introduced the Lankavatara Sutra to Chinese Buddhism.

    Here are a few points I have learned from this post:
    1. Bodhidharma had strong imprints of Dharma from the past and therefore he is interested in Buddha’s teachings and show his great wisdom. at a very young age.
    2. His strong guru devotion and determination in learning and spreading the dharma based on meditation though he confronted with difficulties such as Emperor Wu Di was not impressed by his teachings, being ostracized and rejected and lived as a beggar for many months. Notwithstanding, he continued and never give up to practice meditation in complete silence for nine years in cave wall when he was not accepted by Shaolin Monastery at the beginning .
    3. When Bodhidharma was allowed enter to the monastery, he had put a lot of efforts to help the monks in improving their physical body as well as their mind through the meditation. Then, Bodhidharma continued to develop a system of 18 dynamic tension exercises which were printed as Yi Gin Ching (Changing Muscle/Tendon Classic) in 550 CE. It is known as the Luohan (arhat) 18 Hand Movements today which serves as the basis of both Chinese Temple Boxing and the Shaolin Martial Arts.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/bodhidharma-the-founder-of-gongfu.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 04:10 PM
    Thank you, Grace, for sharing with us the many tips on how to care for and maintain our hair. Personal grooming is important because when we care for our appearance, we are respecting the people who have to deal with us. Caring for our hair, making sure that it is neat and clean should be something we need to take care of since young as it is part of personal grooming. The key is not to be attached to our body and outer-images, that results in spending much time and resources just to make ourselves look good.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/how-much-do-you-know-about-hair.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 03:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful and significant photos showed that Kechara Pastors’ tireless efforts to bring dharma to many others and do the blessings whenever is necessary.

    Basically, the pastorship role was conceptualized by our precious guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, to preserve the Dharma and to give laypeople an opportunity to commit to benefiting others. Kechara Pastors are fully dedicated and selflessly serving others especially in spiritual growth and therefore this is good for us to support the Pastors so that they can focus and spend more of their time and effort to serve others and most importantly Buddhist teachings can be spread and shared to many others. The supports to Pastors including food, lodging, transportation, items necessary for their work, such as ritual items or spiritual gifts for those in need and many others. (If you are interested to know more about Kechara Pastors, please have a good read at http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/support-the-kechara-pastors.html)

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-amazing-house-blessings-by-kechara-pastors.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 02:13 PM
    Its such a great blessing for all of us to hear the holy voice recordings of H.H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche a great master..His profound teachings ,got to take seroiusly,more as an important advice on Dorje Shugden’s practice.H.H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s explaination was very clear before any of the practitioner’s commitment and receive sogtae.They must keep the lineage practice and teachings no matter what ever happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us on the important advice by a great master.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Apr 25. 2017 11:50 AM
    Thank you Pastor Han Nee for your sharing your thoughts and review about the book “Be Happy” written by Rinpoche. It is indeed not easy to be happy as we all have various expectation in every situation and people.

    We may think having a big house, lots of cash and good career is happiness but this is the wrong perception. Being happy is not about material and everything about ourselves. It is only when we can do more for others and focus out that we gain happiness. I never realised this until I joined Kechara. I think we have such a fixed mindset of what happiness is and when our expectation is not met, we are unhappy.

    Rinpoche has pointed out many ways for us to rectify our thoughts and methods to be happy. Now it is for us to take initiative to change and transform our mind if we want to be happy.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Han Nee for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/be-happy.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Apr 24. 2017 12:30 PM
    Many people do not believe in reincarnation and only relates it to certain religion such as Hinduism and Buddhism. However, there were many instances and signs that proven reincarnation exist. As Buddhist we will believe in reincarnation and karma. It is by understanding that everything has its cause and effect that we should learn to live life in the correct attitude and mindset. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting articles to remind us of karma and the importance of doing dharma practise.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/interesting-signs-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 23. 2017 08:29 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for your teachings.
    Always be generous and kind in what ever we could do even its little help.It’s the little things in life that bring the greatest happiness. Its between us and our Buddha ,so we would not bother what the receipient thinks and say of us. What ever was said ,should not deter our motivation to do Dharma work.
    (It will change people’s lives in one way or another. It will change your life for the better.)….well said by Rinpoche.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/its-not-between-you-and-the-recipient.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Apr 23. 2017 07:16 PM
    Thank you Grace for this interesting articles about hair. There are just so much info which we do not know previously. Most of the time we may neglect the details, thinking as long as we clean our hair everyday it is sufficient. But there are so many things we need to know for example types of hair, scalp condition, our environment and our physical condition which may affect our hair. Great tips.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/how-much-do-you-know-about-hair.html

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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
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This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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
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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
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School students 5-6 years old making prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa at the beginning of the class every Sunday. Stella,KSDS
@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap!  PHNee
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@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap! PHNee
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
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A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
2 days ago
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
2 days ago
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha )  was extensively covered. -  Yew Seng
3 days ago
English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha ) was extensively covered. - Yew Seng
Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
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Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
One of the outdoor activities for KSDS students is to exercise the drawing that near to the nature. Alice Tay, KSDS
4 days ago
One of the outdoor activities for KSDS students is to exercise the drawing that near to the nature. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jesvin explained the camp rules and regulations to the camper. Alice Tay, KSDS
4 days ago
Teacher Jesvin explained the camp rules and regulations to the camper. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS teachers and the young participants of WOAH  Camp played & have fun together for this game, Self defense and attack. Alice Tay, KSDS
4 days ago
KSDS teachers and the young participants of WOAH Camp played & have fun together for this game, Self defense and attack. Alice Tay, KSDS
The younger group of KSDS were happy because they're given chance to feel,touch and play the slime. Alice Tay, KSDS
4 days ago
The younger group of KSDS were happy because they're given chance to feel,touch and play the slime. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Laura guided the students do meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
4 days ago
Teacher Laura guided the students do meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
5 days ago
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
5 days ago
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
5 days ago
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
Beautiful tormas was offered during Gyenze Puja at Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
5 days ago
Beautiful tormas was offered during Gyenze Puja at Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
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