Training shouldn’t be optional

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People willingly sign up to endure tremendous training, challenges, physical ‘torture’, mental ‘torture’, ‘abuse’ and even put themselves in situations that endanger their lives as you see in this incredible video. This is for the betterment of this life alone. Need we say more for future lives? A must watch short video in any case. They are taunted, made fun of and even encouraged to quit by superiors and peers. People can say this is psychological and mental abuse and the people who ‘perpetrate’ this are cruel and vicious. But remember, you signed up and you opted for it. You had a choice, so there is no victim card here to play. To get through it will toughen you up for life’s vicissitudes, hardships, realities, disappointments and really just make us accept life’s realities. Which makes it easier for ourselves and everyone around us because we accept, understand and well prepared. To expect something according to our projections and not getting it most of the time leads to bitterness and depression. Pretty much the sum of our lives in samsara. Some make it and many don’t from this tough training. Out of 150 that signed up, 42 made it in this incredible training which really represents life. The rest quit.

Some of the ones that quit complained, said it was too hard, inhuman, not achievable and even can cite psychological damage because of it. But all in all, it is training. And this is for the body and mind. This is for secular success. This reminds me of the monasteries. This reminds me of even organized Dharma centres and some of my tough gurus. You are put to training in many methods by the teacher and whether your teacher is a monk or drill sergeant if you want the results you go for it. Be just as committed as your trainer. You are being trained by people who know their stuff and committed themselves. Committed themselves to the training and to training you. You have to comply, do the training and then only you can enjoy the results. The results can last for your whole life and in spiritual terms for lifetimes. It is never handed to you. If you fail, you can blame the teacher, but then if you blame the teacher, everyone must have failed. Not everyone fails but you failed so it can’t be the trainer. Even the majority can fail and it is still your fault because that is usually what happens with tough and real training. Don’t revel in your failure just because you have many peers that also failed. Failure is failure. Some even encourage others to fail so they are not alone in failing. I’ve met people like that. They encourage others to leave the dharma centre, the retreats, guru, practices, their faith, samaya, commitments, meditations and works so when they leave, they are not alone and feel as bad or look as bad. Once they leave, what do you have to offer them? Back to the exact same thing they did before they joined the dharma or training. Why join, if everything was perfect? That does not make it better long term, because you still failed. The tougher the training, the more real the Dharma and the more honest it is, in all likelihood, more will quit citing abuse, too tough, not worth it or even saying they felt trapped. But then the trap is not the training in the Dharma. Because training in the Dharma is teaching you how to leave your samsaric trap and not stay in it. When you fail, you don’t escape but in actuality you stay exactly where you are. If where you are was fine, why did you enter the training in the first place? Dharma training is tough. Any training is tough.

Training is tough. It was tough with my gurus. It will be tough because our mind is tough. We fill our minds with all types of comforts and habituated views of how things should be and when it is not like that, we give up. We love to blame the trainer, the path, the Dharma, the method and all of that. But what people need to understand is, yes the training was hard, but did the trainees make it harder because they were spoilt, had wrong views, hung on to their comfort zones and refuse to really change? Are all trainees trainable immediately? Are they all cooperative and compliant and really willing to make a difference? Or when their most secret comfort zones were infringed upon, they left? Leaving is one thing, being bitter is an excuse to cover failure because you chose to join in the first place. No one forced you. You take responsibility for the choice. How to break away from samsara when you are still stuck in trying to be comfortable? Being comfortable actually has no place in spiritual or physical training. Achieving something has no room to be comfortable. Success and comfort are never in the same continuum. Success does not come from being in a state of comfort but challenging ideas and habituations that continuously keep us tied down to the deceptions that comfort zones, money, acquisitions, romance, travel and entertainment is the purpose of our lives. Anything you have now was either given to you for free or you worked past your comfort zones to achieve them. After you ran away screaming from the training, what did you achieve in your life that was substantial? Did you just go back to sleeping late, some feel good meditations, meeting friends, surfing on the net, travelling, eating, social occasions, endless dinners and non-stop holidays? Holidaying from what? You don’t really work much to even need a holiday? Maybe you even took up a course or two at a school, ‘busy’ on a blog, occasional unsuccessful dabbling in exercise, some self-help readings, dabble in the occult to divine for a  comfortable future? Maybe just nothing? You went back to what you were doing prior to the training. Now you have to justify to yourself and others why you quit the training. We can be honest or we can deceive for face saving purposes on why we really quit. You don’t go back to doing the same thing and more of it citing training was insane. What is insane is your blindness to see your comfort zones will lead you not where you wish but where you don’t ultimately desire. Maybe you will make a dent in this world for the better by quitting but most likely not. Because hard work, long hours, commitment, passion, consistency and sacrifice of comfort are the universal ingredients necessary for the outer journey and even more so for the inner journey. Whatever journey we choose and hopefully it will be both for our sake, by remaining in comfort zones, this will take time as well as overcoming comfort zones to inner success. Both take the same amount of time and time is used. One does not bear results and the other one does. Don’t waste time. It’s our choice, don’t blame if we quit. Better is to swallow the ego for our long term benefit and get back into the training. The journey does not end at death unfortunately and fortunately. This continues into the bardo and future lives. The Buddha was not wrong. The harder the training seems to be is a clear indication to ourselves of how far behind we are. How much we need it. All the more reason to train. For some it takes tremendous efforts to reach a goal and for others seemingly very fast. Whatever it is for us, start and keep at it.

As we age, get sick, wrinkle, slow down and all types of diseases invade our body let us know that time is shorter, all the experiences we had in the travels, food, romance, fun, kids and all that materialistic world had to offer will not help us one iota at the time of death. All the conversations we have with friends, kids, partners and so on will not help us in anyway. The experiences will just disappear as fast as the experience themselves. To experience something for the sake of experience is like gathering water in a cup with holes to drink. When the four elements shut down within our bodies, and the inner winds gather and when we are about to black out from consciousness forever, even the best friends and partners holding our hands will be of no help. We won’t even be conscious of them being there and holding us at the last stages. Then karma who is ever present takes over as it has been all along but more so now because we don’t have the physical to grasp onto anymore. Your wealth, experiences, position, power, name, poverty, beauty, friends, houses, properties, views, political stance, loans, savings, pets are all not going to help you. When you enter the bardo, only the karma you have accumulated in the positive will assist you now. The genuine meditations, the mantras, saving of animals, benefitting other beings, retreats, donations, offerings on your shrines, prayers to the enlightened ones, guru samaya, generation of the altruistic aspiration, altruism, destruction of dual view, works that benefitted others, releasing of phenomenal grasping, release of projections and attainments will help you and can help you. Everything else you spent time on when you were alive besides the spiritual attainments will be of no help. Your lifetime of experiences accumulated from books, people, travel, cultural learning, foods, money, savings, poverty, partners and positions will not be of any help and will be forgotten. You sink into black oblivion. Your possession that you held onto will be falling into the hands of others very soon. The oblivion is totally black for the time being prior to leaving our bodies. A journey into fear, the unknown and perhaps pain if we are not spiritually aware. Not studying a map prior to reaching a fork in the road, can lead you to the wrong direction. Not preparing spiritually and fool-heartedly engaged in only samsaric pursuits will bear its frightening consequences now. If you don’t like what you are reading, don’t blame me, but these are the condensed form of the teachings of the omniscient Buddha. I am not negative, or trying to psyche you or frighten you for the sake of it. If you feel frightened, it is because you are not prepared, not because I frightened you. I cannot frighten you about something that is not true because you can investigate yourself. Fear arises from knowing the truth of our existence if we do nothing about it. The truth is living a life of just enjoyments will use up the karma that supported it as Kensur Jampa Yeshe told me. But fortunately if you are reading this now, it means you can do something now. Start now. No more excuses and procrastinations. Even if you quit in the past, start again and don’t quit. Remember, consistency is the key. The key that opens the door to your vast inner attainments, true freedom, omniscience and finding your luminous Buddha nature. That is what Buddha Shakyamuni did. That is why we ‘worship’ and follow him. Why else do we follow him? Stop praising, chanting and meditating on what Buddha did to become a Buddha and nothing more, but engage in the same path Buddha completed. Please do it now. Actually just do it. No more excuses, justifications and taking refuge in a all saviour like comfort zone that is deceptive. Deception is impermanent too. No matter how many go along with your self deceptions and how good of a friend they are, deception will ripen into deep regrets. Friends that encourage quitting or deception may come and go but our sufferings remain. Remember, the Buddha’s wisdom in his teachings surpasses any views our ‘friends’ may have. Buddha’s wisdom is based on total lack of ignorance while our friend’s knowledge is based on pure limitations and obstructed by karma. Buddha’s omniscience also surpasses any form of education, knowledge, ‘wisdom’ and experience that can be offered in this world. No knowledge by ordinary humans can ever surpass the omniscient Buddha’s wisdom. Follow Buddha.

So why are we so into everything that does not help us physically at the time of death and mentally and karmically? Because we have not studied, allocated the time for it, applied and lived Buddha’s teachings completely. We are not bad, but ignorant. But even ignorance is a chosen path and not inherently forever. We only surrendered to materialism because we are familiar with it and we did not surrender to our true selves, our true Buddha nature within. We did not submit to the truth of the Dharma yet. Everything we do now will be of no use if it has not been directed towards the inner attainments that Buddha so clearly spoke about.

This training video is powerful. Be best friends with determination, hard work, grit, sacrifice, consistency and results. Abandon enemies such as laziness, excuses, justifications, blame, distractions because they are bad friends to be with. Remember 42 passed the training out of 150. That means 108 persons found excuses, reasons, justifications to quit. That is the majority. The quitters will probably regret, curse, hate or talk about the nasty training to friends and family for the rest of their lives. Even perhaps will say they were mentally damaged because of it. Even if you quit, walk away nicely, don’t blame. Because blaming is playing the victim card to cover up. Many suffer much more than you and they succeed even more because they don’t quit. It’s just like in many Dharma centres including my own that I experienced for the last 40 years that more quit or sit on the side-lines than achieve. If you ask them to go slightly beyond, they will cite very quickly all the reasons they can’t, but the truth is they are unwilling because the ravages of karma has not caught up yet. Or perhaps karma has caught up. But the truth is training does not damage our minds, but comfort zones do. How can we leave samsara, the very place that deceptively shows us temporary comforts, by staying comfortable and not doing more, not achieving more of the inner journey? Training is hard. But do it. You are worth it. Do it long term and never give up. The more we put it off the more old age, sickness, inabilities, graspings, ‘responsibilities’, karma, habits and peers will creep in to ‘confirm’ we cannot do it. Don’t be okay with mediocre. Don’t be fine with failure. Don’t be fine with half past six results. Don’t be fine with non-completion. Because future regrets are changeable if we do something now. Complete the training. Stop being so eloquent and creative with excuses. You fool no one but yourself. You set bad examples. Complete the spiritual training. Be trained. After training you will realize and ask yourself why you endured so much unnecessarily for so long. Buddha is an example of a fully trained being.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  1. JENNIFER YUEN on Sep 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    This reminded me of a marathon …If you have ever participated in one, you would know what I meant. But this kind of intense training is much more than that as it does not allow you too much time to ponder but make a choice for our next course of action. Every step of the training allow us to strengthen our mind to take on a bigger challenge if we do not give up. I believe for spiritual practice this is where others come in to the picture. One need to have a bigger heart in order to be able to take it on and push oneself to overcome the inner voices that tell us not to pursue.

  2. Alice Tay on Sep 12, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    “Achieving something has no room to be comfortable.”
    I personally think that this powerful message is applicable in both secular and spiritual.

    Before we engaged in any training, we need to find out and study about the trainer or guru in order to choose the most qualified guru. Once we have decided to follow one guru, have faith in him and follow all the way. No one can force us and we are the only one to make the right choice for ourselves. We may not achieved any result, if we keep on changing the guru.

    Be respect and humble when we are fortunate to meet a qualified guru and receive his blessings. Always refer to the great masters, HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and our precious guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche as good examples to inspire us in practicing dharma and bring benefit to others. Always think of others and never give up easily no matter how much difficulties need to go through.

    Be determined, persistent, consistent, committed, hard work and accept the challenges to improve. Just like HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche visited Dagpo Lama Rinpoche in his cave consistently to receive Lamrin teachings from Dagpo Lama Rinpoche. When Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche received a Lam-rim topic and then he would go away and meditate on it. Later Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche would return to explain what he had understood and when he had gained some realization, Dagpo Lama Rinpoche would teach him some more and this went on for ten years.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this inspiring video and article.

  3. Carmen Koo on Sep 5, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Spiritual and secular success requires the same ingredients – tenacity, determination, hard work, consistency, being out of your comfort zone etc. Perhaps spiritual success requires one thing more – merits, to chip off the ignorance in our mind.

    In the SEAL training, majority quit, and 42 stayed on and passed the training. Only a minority is willing to face the training to its completion. And like that, success is for all, but only a few will make it theirs. It is a great honour to complete SEAL training, but it is only for this life. Perhaps the values, ethics, and enrichment of attitude drilled into one through the training can be taken, but nothing more. So spiritual training is much more enriching and of a benefit beyond ordinary perception.

    I think it is important to know why you embarked and chose the training in the first place, and what it is for. That will help you ease your mind while being trained. And if the trainee decides to quit, instead of spending the time complaining, use it to identify your weakness and your choice to quit, otherwise no matter where you go to be trained (it can be another job, another school, another centre), it will not reap results.

    I like the statement that ‘even if you quit in the past, start again and don’t quit. Remember, consistency is the key.’  You can’t keep making excuses for quitting because there is always an option to start again. You can’t always make excuses for failing.

    Whatever it is, you are trained to build yourself, learn and develop yourself for the better. You are taught to train your mind so it is lasting. Spiritual training is training the mind so that it transform for this and future lives.

  4. KarenC. on Sep 5, 2017 at 1:05 am

    There are so many types of trainings in the world to motivate and push us to the path of success, be it secular or spiritual, when one wants to be successful so bad, one surely will swallow one’s ego, laziness, excuses to fail and just go all the way with the training one deem useful. It’s so true yet lame that those who left the teachers or trainers criticise and sabotage their trainers just because they couldn’t cope with it and let their comfort zone win. Comfort zone always win because that’s where we are most contented and happy with, so when the trainer summon us to step out from comfort zone and fear, it’s like turbulence, we feel insecured and even afraid.

    Personally I think the mind training is the most tough training in the world because it challenges our comfort zone every minute. However once we surpass the fear to change for the better, we win. The process is always the hardest but the most important.

    We as Rinpoche’s students are fortunate to have gone through different kind of trainings via different means to discover ourselves, unlearn and relearn. This kind of Dharma training is the most precious and most direct yet the toughest, because we all are so well-pampered by our ego and yet dharma training is about defeating our ego as the first stage.

  5. William Chua on Sep 5, 2017 at 12:19 am

    When the goal is clear, then the training becomes easier because we know what we want to achieve at the end of the day. The training becomes hard when our perception changes due to difficulties and we are being challenged to change. Our mind is our biggest asset which can help us achieve our goals (spiritually or professionally) or our biggest setback, giving the best excuse for us not to achieve.

    Reminds me of the song “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” Only the toughest will survive. The toughest mind will survive and excel.
    Playing the blame game to make one fell better of themselves is surely one of the lowest one can get because you sign up for the training in the first place. In anything that we do, there is a certain training we have to go through to achieve our goals and we will always need to remind ourselves of that goal. If we want to surf the waves in the ocean, we need to brave the tide and reach to the peak of the waves so that we can ride on it. The bigger the waves, the harder the swim but the greater the achievements when you are at the top!

    This applies to our Spirituality as well. Who says spirituality is a ride in the park? Buddhism is a practice to achieve enlightenment and Buddha did not say it is an easy nor a difficult path. It is up to our minds to decipher. What I believe is that wen we brave through the storm, the sun will shine at the end of the day!

  6. Chuah Su Ming on Sep 4, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I have been with Rinpoche for the past 10 years, it is true the dharma training is not easy but it does get easier if we apply what was taught by Rinpoche. Whatever we do, may it be in the secular lifestyle or dharma lifestyle, if we do not put effort in it, you will not get anywhere. Everything and every endeavour we take requires effort and sacrifices but the long term reward is more satisfying in dharma compare to the secular world. How do I know? Cause I have been in both.

    Through the 10 years, I have seen people leave the dharma, I have also seen many who has accelerated in the dharma practices and I have been with students who has made dharma the long life career. I have also seen some people who have left the dharma, blame the dharma and everyone around them, the funny thing is that they are still bitter till today. Training towards any goal is never easy but majority of the time, is not the trainer/environment to be blamed if we failed but ourselves. Why? If the trainer and environment is wrong, why are there still so many more success trainees? This is only logical.

    A couple of nights ago, I was fortunate to have an audience with Rinpoche. Rinpoche mentioned that if only he has a special ability to show us a glimpse of what happened during our individual bardo when we die, Rinpoche mentioned that 1 minute glimpse will propel us towards our dharma practices and we will go all the way with it. I am glad I have a guru like my Rinpoche to guide me and many of us to a clearer path and for that I will be always grateful

  7. Sock Wan on Sep 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the video and teachings. Our spiritual training is so similar to the training people do in secular world. Whatever we are doing, whether secular or spiritual, we need to be persevere, consistent and never give up if we want to succeed. If a trainer (or a teacher) is not good, then all his students should be bad, but why some can become successful and not all are failures? We as a student must use our own eyes and judgement to examine facts, do not be easily influenced by what we hear. Our teacher is not here to exploit us but to help us to get out of our comfort zone so that we can be successful!

    As long as we have the same goal, even if our skin colour is different, our background or culture is different we can still achieve our goal successfully. Team work is very important. We have to learn to work with our differences, always put our goal a higher priority than our ego.

    While watching the video, it reminds me of the DS ban. Rinpoche was the only voice back then, but Rinpoche did not back off no matter how difficult it is because Rinpoche wants to make a change. It is the determination to succeed that brings Rinpoche this far. Just like when the trainees were all asked to stay in the mud for hours, they were cold and weak. But one person started to sing, then everyone followed, as the voice got louder, the cold night actually became warmer and that was how they got through the difficulties.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching.

  8. jerry_sito on Sep 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    感谢仁波啊的分享与教诲,

    现在的时代许多人到了佛法中心,都只是要抱住祈愿佛菩萨保护加持,帮助大家渡过难关等等而已,而都忘了其实佛法的修持道路,其实并不是单单是来这里“祈求”而已,或是偶尔參与诵经法会而已,佛法的修持道路其实要学习的东西是很多并且是不容易的,比如我们必须学习“放下”或是面都与认清自己真实的”心识“,这灵修的道路是不容易走的,而且是必须一步一脚印,与跟随着自己传承上师面,延续到今,并透过我们的上师来教导我们,但是遗憾的是,很多人到了正真要到达学习佛法的那一部分时,就会觉得,那是很痛苦与无奈的,然后就这样毅然放弃了,我觉得这帖子很有道理,”学习“”锻炼“与”挑战“等等,在开始时是我们自己选择的,而并不是被强迫的,所以我们如果没有坚持到最后,那是我们自己的毅力还需要在被增长,既然同样的训练等,有人能够可以成功,那么就代表这个训练是合乎逻辑与可行的,那么选择”放弃“的人,并不是”训练“的课程或编排有问题,而是,自己本身选择了“放弃”

    谢谢
    Jerry Sito

  9. jerry_sito on Sep 4, 2017 at 3:37 pm

  10. graceleong on Sep 3, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    “People will spend decades to invest/learn/perfect something they will use for this short time then death. They invest no learning, training or practice to prepare for death, bardo and future lives. This is very ‘dangerous’ because future lives are more than this one short life”
    This is so true. We put a child to school for over a period of 20 years or more to prepare him/her for a working life. Then they go on the grind for another 40 over years to retirement. Thats a total of 60 years and more spent on secular aspects of life. What do we spend to train this child for death and a good rebirth ?
    Some may debate on the subject of rebirth but nevertheless, there are loads of evidence to support this. Since death is the next sure thing after birth, why not prepare for it as we would when we are expecting a new child. We invest so much learning on ante-natal and post-natal aspects just to receive a new child into our lives. In a similar way we should invest in learning to deal with death, whether for ourselves or our loved ones.

    This journey of preparation for death and rebirth is the “Training” that we need to embrace. Training to be a better person or to have a purer mind starts with us realising that we have weaknesses/bad habits to deal with. To realise this and to embrace the change will be the utmost challenge for our EGO and practice !!
    The journey is an internal battle but most of the time we feel that we are battling other people or that other people are the cause of our challenges and obstacles. We need deep and sincere humility to embrace that all karma is our own doing. This truth can be very difficult to accept.
    Even if others create havoc in our environment the training is to be compassionate towards them rather then get angry with them. Only through consistent practice will we be able to achieve such good habits. It’s tough ! But as Rinpoche wisely said “Training shouldn’t be optional” ! If we contemplate hard enough on the potential sufferings of Death and Rebirth we will not be selective in our training ! Death Meditation in this instance will be a great tool to help us realise the truth !
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great article . Thank you for sharing with us your Wisdom and Compassion !

  11. Caryn Wong on Sep 1, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the article. I watched the video not only once through your posting but several times through sharing by friends. I believe my friends like Rinpoche find the video inspiring and hence the sharing. Videos with inspirational messages never fail to attract attention.

    There are people who think they are already good enough, so no training is required. There are some who feel they can be better be it physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually, hence, find training an opportunity to enhance themselves. Training is a way to break us from our comfort zone. If we do not open up our mind to be trained, how would we see and understand deeper. Of course, training does not usually come easy. There are sacrifices to be made. Nothing comes easy anyway and it prevails the moment we were born. Without training, will we know how to walk, eat, read, write, etc?

    With determination, hard work and consistency, we will surely see results. If we fail, we must examine what went wrong and why. Failure does not mean we are a failure. It means we have not succeeded yet.

    This article serves as a good reminder to us that training spiritually is not to be neglected. Time is not in our hands to control. Our mind must be ready when the time comes for us to leave this world.

    Thank you Rinpoche once again for your continuous teachings.
    With folded hands _/\_
    Caryn

  12. freon on Aug 31, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This is an important reminder to me. To remember it is my choice in many events to choose where I want to be and what I want to be, no one force me to, thus there is no victim card to play. No complaint, no blaming. I have to finish the training no matter what situation I have to face if I want to be success. The fundamental of training is to move ourselves from comfort zone, to destroy the perception we have and to accept and move on.

    In this video, I have learned that we need to work as team if we want something big to be success, encourage our team members and not giving up on anyone. Team members might seem weak, but, with the heart to achieve same goal together, the team could be strong. And; if I want to be a trainer myself, I must first be committed and know the stuff that I wanted people to be trained for.

    If we are not committed in our training, it is very hard for us to get the result. Instead of being capable in complaining the trainer, we should remember that we are the one asking for the training and at the very first place, we believe that we can be train under the trainer. He or she will not become trainer if he or she does not understand their stuffs. If we are that capable, we should be the trainer already. Whether we are ready for training is all up to how much we willing to give up our comfort zone, willing to be cooperative, is our responsible and our choice, while we need to think time is not in our favor.

    Death is an experience that every being have to go through. Rinpoche is kind to show us the path and prepare us for the journey, all we need is just followed, just take the training, at least when the time come we are well trained.

    One of the key words of spiritual training – Consistency.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this article.

    With folded hand,
    Freon

  13. Cc on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    Consistency ,determination, never give up and keep changing for better as we are all not prefect. We need all these inorder for us to transform whether in daily life or in dharma.

  14. Lim Han Nee on Aug 31, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this most powerful and impactful teaching.

    The Navy Seal Training Program is indeed a tough one and sterling qualities are required to face the challenges of a training that seem to expose participants to much physical and mental ‘abuse’.Yet the course is optional and when completed benefits you for just this lifetime, though it develops qualities that will enable you to be tough enough to weather the many vicissitudes of life.

    What is not optional, but a necessity, is our spiritual training in the Dharma under an experienced, highly qualified and deeply committed trainer, our Guru.This training is not optional unless we let our ego and attachment to our comfort zone rule over us and opt to remain in samsara and in suffering, lifetime after lifetime. Success in this training program will only be achieved, if we can let go of our ego and delusions and negative projections, and accept and endure all the hardship that is inevitable in this training program. Hence, this is a tough training program because of our tough minds.

    If we look at it in the right perpective, we will see our ego, self-cherishing , wrong view and projections as having been habituated in us over lifetimes. We can unlearn and rehabituate our minds with all the qualities for enlightenment and liberation. We have only this rare and precious opportunity of having our Guru with us this ONCE.How many more lifetimes must we wait for this to happen again, like a blind turtle coming to the ocean’s surface and fitting its neck into an ever-moving yoke?

    Hence, like MIlarepa, who had such a deep yearning for the Guru to teach him the precious Dharma to tame his mind, that he was willing to endure so much backbreaking hardship and suffering for this – having to build and rebuild his Guru’s house thirteen times – we too must have a deep longing and steel like determination to be fully trained in the Dharma.

  15. Ray Ang on Aug 29, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    “The harder the training seems to be is a clear indication to ourselves of how far behind we are” thanks Tsem Rinpoche for the wake up call!Now is the time! Wish Rinpoche long life & keep turning the wheel.of dharma

  16. Uncle Eddie on Aug 24, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Yes training shouldn’t be optional, especially in this case which one is being trained to be a “Bodhisattva”. If one wants results one must go all out for it at all costs! One mus be just as committed as one’s own trainer. Yes, one is committed to the training in becoming a Bodhisattva, a Buddha! The results of success in the spiritual sense is for lifetimes in perpetuality. Such happiness that many tried to seek and desire to have comes from the “mind”! Therefore, one must truly identify the nature of the mind, and the process by which one can seriously train the mind to transform it. As a mater of fact, “transformation of the mind” can be brought about only by the mind. Pain, pleasure and sufferings are dependent on their own causes and conditions. Therefore, it is important to identify the negativity aspect of the mind which, when given rise to sufferings whether it is able to overcome them. Similarly if one can confidently improve the positive aspects of the mind to be able to overcome them then can one possibly bring about happiness in transferring the awakening mind! Lord Buddha, piloting the ship of love and the “awakening mind” leads sentient beings towards Enlightenment. He too, was once an ordinary human being like ourselves, but due to the force of compassion, He trained in the path and was able to transform his mind and achieved final Enlightenment. It was compassion that motivated him to achieve such a state, and it was also compassion that induced him to teach others according to their different interest and dispositions. Yes Rinpoche knows and has compassionately advised us all by saying, “Training is hard. But do it. You are worth it. Do it long term and never give up. The more we put it off, the more old age, sickness, inabilities, grasping, Karma, habits,and peers will creep in to ‘confirm’ we cannot do it”. Lord Buddha is our classic example of a fully trained being, who was like us before! Thank you so much Rinpoche for the caring and sharing.

  17. Sarah on Aug 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    In countries where there is national service, training of the nation’s youth is not optional. Every young man and sometimes young woman has to go for training unless there is a good reason to be exempted. Corporate and government agencies send their staff for motivational courses that are like boot camps to train them in leadership skills and teamwork. I’ve been to one of these motivational courses and although it was not as tough as military training, I learned at least to be a good team player. I think spiritual training is even harder and people drop out, just like in the secular world, when they cannot stand the hardships they are being put through. It also takes longer to train up someone on the spiritual path. One Zen master told his disciple that he needed to study for 30 years! So it’s really not easy. But I do agree with Rinpoche that one must not quit. Even if it takes many lifetimes, one must finish the training. Why? Because training to leave samsara is the best thing one could do for oneself.

  18. Pastor Albert on Aug 23, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Training should not be optional, since training is something that make us better, in fact, since child, everything we learn and do, its all about training, if we give up our training so easily, then we wont be where we are today.

    Even being lazy, being selfish, being jealous, or any other negative or positive qualities, we all have trained about it, it took us lifetime after lifetime to train ourselves to reach this state of qualities, but now, we need to retrain ourselves to be a better person, it take a lot of effort, it is not easy, but well, initially when we train ourselves to be today, it also took a lot of time and effort to reach what we are today, so training should not be optional or selective.

    People who always talk bad about other person, they always encourage others to fail together with them, they always encourage them to give up easily when meet difficulties, because they want accompany so that they don’t feel bad about failing or giving up. They like to gang up with the same liked people, they are very buddy and very ‘close’ to each other because they share the same view and same motivation – fail. But within this buddy group, if someone has problem and needed help, the others won’t help, because helping that person need a lot of effort and time, hence, they will stay away and not help.

    We felt suffer when we going thru difficult training to be a better person. But we will also suffer a lot if we give up, because we will lose the strength to fight all future difficulties, and when we get together with the ‘wrong’ friends, we will suffered a lot too because they won’t help or probably don’t even care. That’s why we need to choose the right friend and make the right decision or what do we want in life.

  19. Pastor Antoinette on Aug 23, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Training is most important to achieve ones goal. For mind transformations in spiritual practice Rinpoche has recommended death meditation to stay focussed on the high goal which one has set to oneself. We are easily swept away by our habituations but to meditate on death and remember that nothing is permanent will help us to not dwell in distractions and negative emotions.

  20. Pastor Henry Ooi on Aug 23, 2017 at 8:05 am

    All training involves physical and mental endurance to achieve the goal. But the majority of people is unable to make the cut for many reasons as mentioned by Rinpoche. Spiritual training is more arduous because the goal is enlightenment but most of us gave up before the training starts or after the training started. Maybe it is because we do not believe there is a continuation of life after this one and thus we do not want to invest the time into the training but just wanting to live life with whatever time we have left. Yet we always forget or refuse to accept that our life could end any minute.

    I have witnessed people come and go in Kechara but there are many who are still here, wanting to improve and change our present lives for the better. There are still many things to learn and put into practice, and while the journey is long, we have to plod on, for the reward is priceless

  21. Pastor Chia on Aug 23, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I see Navy Seal training sucesser are able facing all the challenge physical and mental training, as result they can face all type of difficulty in life. In reality of life, not everyone can be at navy seal training, I felt spiritual training are more attracting simple because spirutual is about mind training. When we have strong mind and open mind. We able to face all the challenge and toughness in our life. This is very important. Without mind transformation, we can’t even change ourselve instate and saving others. I am glad to meet the precious guru and dharma and gain more knowledge to strangten my mind facing all type obstacle.

  22. Mingwen on Aug 23, 2017 at 7:26 am

    The only and true ENEMY in our lives is OURSELVES.
    Laziness, Jealousy, Hatred, EGO, selfishness, greediness and a never ending list of negative qualities.

    Since the day when we are borned, everyone of us has been put in to a small box which fill with concepts on how a living should be, study hard, get a job, find an intimate partner, build a family, see our children living fine, and die with a good funeral ceremony. This is LIFE?

    Life is more than what were mentioned, being alive should be caring about others, helping all sentient beings who are in need and be a better person. This is LIFE!

    There is 2 important question to ask ourselves..
    What we want in life and will it really make us happy?

  23. Justin Cheah on Aug 23, 2017 at 2:07 am

    I think apart from being consistent, tenacity and perseverance also contributes a lot into determining ones success or failure. Being able to be trained on these qualities are for sure lucky in others eyes but you would not truly understand it until you actually joined one yourself but then again it is ultimately it is important to have these qualities embedded into us in order to be successful in whatever we do. The worst to do for me will be giving up halfway or doing things halfheartedly. I would rather not have started in this case rather than its half way done.

  24. Tek Lee on Aug 23, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video and this article. The video is so inspiring! Those who are qualified to join the NAVY SEAL training are usually the best of where they came from. For example, they’ll choose the best from army, special force, maybe police force etc, to join the tough training, and from the training, they pick the best of the best. Yes, whatever we do, we shouldn’t give up half way. Same apply to our life. No matter how tough the situation is, we should face it with clear and stable mind and emotion, if we’re spiritual, we seek for protector and Buddha blessing, stay firm and tough until the situation over. Navy Seal is physical and mental training. But the toughness we face in our life is mind training. I came across that situation, that’s how I became Buddhist and join Kechara. Of course, I did seek a lot of blessing and protection from our protector. Just like Rinpoche said, physical training is tough, but when we’re gone, all the tough body will leave behind. But mind training, when we’re gone, we’ll bring along with us. It follows us life after life, rebirth after rebirth. We should keep training our mind, don’t give up, until it transform. _/\_

  25. Andrea Lai on Aug 23, 2017 at 1:06 am

    When I’m reading this article, my first thought was, it should be the program that I had joined few years back like training in partnership or teambuilding. Well, my guess was partly right and I think my previous training is only the basic. This training is real intensive, challenging and is about our mind mentality training especially when we are in very uncomfortable situation and how we train our mind to adept to it.

    As we know, nothing comes easy into this world. We need to work hard in order to earn a living. But in samsara, everything will never go right. We are too attached with our desire which is the root of our afflicted emotion caused lots miseries. Then our habituation formed.

    To break our old bad habits, lots of courage to input and most importantly our determination. To change is tough but not to change is even more tougher. Like words “when going gets tough, the tough gets going.” I always remind myself, suffering make you learn, suffering make you grow.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful information to me and teach me to be a better person.

  26. June Kang on Aug 23, 2017 at 12:50 am

    “I f I have learning anything in my time of travelling the world, it is the power of hope. One person can change the world by giving people hope” The speech was so inspire and move me.

    This article is a wakeup call for the rest of my life. It taught me that our life is already a training course, sometime we think we can quick from one place to another place, but the actual fact is we are still in the same circle because this is life ,and we will still back to the same of us and facing the same problem until we changed ourselves. Quit does not solve our problem, but stay on and go through and changed ourselves will make us less suffer. The video and article can be watch & read it always. Thank you for Rinpoche’s teaching.

  27. pammie yap on Aug 22, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    From young till now, my dad would always remind me not so do things halfheartedly or half past six. Always be passionate and go all the way with what I want to do. He instilled this wonderful kind thoughts in me and now he does this to my children as well. And another important lesson he taught me, is never procrastinate as it is very damaging for myself and others if there are any. Don’t always justify and give more excuses not to do it.

    And now I am blessed to have Rinpoche teach the same values so that we can better ourselves and continue to do so. To have an able body and wasting it all on samsaric pleasures is just a waste. At the time of death, it will not help me and worse, makes me suffer more. Like what the man said in the video is so true, one task at a time, do it and complete it. Better than not doing anything at all.

  28. nicholas on Aug 22, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    We have heard a lot of time people say that they want to make a change for good. Every single move we take to make the change need courage and consistency. I heard this from my coach during school time and now I heard this from my Guru. Be it samsara or spiritual it the key for success is the same but in spiritual the benefits is not just for this life but life after life.

    I like what mentioned in the article that “When you fail, you don’t escape but in actuality you stay exactly where you are. If where you are was fine, why did you enter the training in the first place? Dharma training is tough. Any training is tough.”
    When we fail the key is to make it up because we stay exactly where we are and we still able to make it if we continue to take the challenge. If we want to make a different we have to take the step to make the different and no one can take the step for us.

    Time never on our side and it’s crucial to prepare ourselves before the time comes through the spiritual practice which is the ultimate training that will bring ultimate result for our lives.

  29. Stella Cheang on Aug 21, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    This article reminds me of how, in general, people understand the need to have a strong and fit psychic body but rarely willing to take action to go through the training. Let alone Dharma training of the mind which is much more tougher. Because our habituation has conditioned us to perceive and think a certain way, and the need to unlearn and relearn is not part of our program.

    To me, understanding the need to be trained and having the courage to go through the training is a process in itself. The mind has to be conditioned to understand the need of the training which is to eliminate the “i” and the importance of the training which is to speed up the journey of crossing the ocean of samsara.

    Most importantly, we must recognize it is very rare for us to be in a perfect human condition, meet the dharma and the perfect Guru, therefore, we must not imagine that we have time by thinking there will always be tomorrow. Actually this is the conversation in my mind sometimes… lol.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this article.

    • Stella Cheang on Sep 10, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Reading this again, I realize this message stood out to me most “Making the bed in the morning also reinforces that the little things matter. If you cannot do the little things right, you can never do the big things right.” Having used to doing the big(ger) things, I now realized actually small things matter, even more so. Thank you for thi profound sharing.

  30. May Ong on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    There is an old saying in Chinese. If we are born into a family of wealth and live life comfortably when young, one may suffer dire consequences later in older years without wealth for it may have been squandered away. If we are born into a family of poverty, we may look forward to better living in older years and bear the fruit of earlier sufferings. And this is the “truth” of Buddha’s words too. However, its still not too late to change that if one realize it at some point in life that “spiritual” training brings lasting hope and happiness for now and future.

  31. Esther Goh on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for your precious teachings and for sharing such an inspiring video. People around us play a very important part in our lives. If we are around people who are negative and discouraging we tend to be influenced by them. I am so fortunate to have found people who are positive, encouraging and who hold Dharma close to their hearts. With these people around me and the inspiring teachings I receive from Rinpoche I am slowly but surely embarking on the right path to Dharma.

    As humans we do have our weaknesses and tendency to procrastinate. But each time I read Rinpoche’s blog and receive his teachings it never fails to motivate me and get me on the right path again. I will always hold Rinpoche’s teachings close to my heart as it is a guiding light for me.

    With folded palms,
    Esther

  32. Lum Kok Luen on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you again for this teaching and wake up call.
    These teachings and messages are continuously urging us to start our Dharma training NOW and do not quit for our future lives. No other trainings can prepare us except for Dharma.

    Time and again, we have wasted our time and procrastinated on starting our Dharma journey with intensity, commitment, consistency, and pushing ourselves to break our minds.

    Your teaching here makes us really examine our own minds on what reasons and/ or excuses not to start or to give up our Dharma practice.

    It’s really a time to critically re-examine ourselves and our mind – what do we want to do?

    Thank you.

    Humbly yours
    Lum Kok Luen

  33. Choong on Aug 20, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I would imagine myself trying to paddle across a raging river to get to the opposite bank. Would I want equally motivated people in my vicinity, in my boat, paddling? Would I try to take some photos at the same time? Would I have done some preparation beforehand? Would I have improved my chances by ensuring better conditions? Would I stop paddling halfway through? Would I get the help or instructions from someone who had already made the crossing? Would I train given that I know I have to make it across? I think we know the answers to these questions. By putting them to action, we will ensure a safe and swift crossing. Thank you Rinpoche for the advice and reason.

  34. wan wai meng on Aug 19, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    There are many who realized being trained to learn something can only benefit them, and not giving up is a good thing as by completing the training we can go to the next level. This applies to daily life also, if doctors quit medical school or their housemanship then they will not become a full fledged doctor.

    There is even less people who are thinking training to be good human beings, and even less training to prepare for the last act of this life, dying a good death. For the people who can understand training for a good death, they are very fortunate and have the condition to realize that before actual death. Like anything else in life training in something will make you better at it.

  35. Soon Huat on Aug 19, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing such precious teaching and inspiring video clip to us. I would like to take opportunity to Thanks Pastor Shin for sending me a reminder of this article through Facebook message.

    This article is very inspiring to me and I do agree with it entirely, not even a single doubt. Like what described in The Wheel of Sharp Weapon; all karma or tragedy in our lives was created by ourselves. Dharma teaches us to understand it, accept it and prepare for it. To me, Ignorance is worst poison of three poisons (Thanks Datuk May, she pointed out to me in one of blog chat sessions which I joined a few years back). It blind to see the real truth and continue indulging in the temporary “comfort zone”. Our short-slightness always lead us to wrong perception and ignore the Dharma teaching and practice; I should say we are keen to find easy way out. Then we are always keen to convince ourselves by influencing others to follow the same wrong path. Sadly, a lot of us do not realize that we convicts even heavier negative karma by doing this way.

    We should hold our breath to take up the tough training to transform. Transformation process is tough and exhausting but it is worth of effort. It is tough as we are changing our many past lives habituation in this life. It is definitely painful but it is swift path. I like Kensure Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche said “The truth is living a life of just enjoyments will use up the karma that supported it”. We are over withdrawing our good karma from karma bank especially when we are in comfort zone. It is extremely dangerous as we do not want this will lead us to next life. Some of us tried to away to know the truth such as like ostrich putting its head in the hole on the ground; we are afraid to face the truth.

    It is time to face the truth and engage in Dharma drill. I think the prerequisite is Guru Devotion for this type of extremely tough training. Hence, Tibetan Buddhism is emphasizing for Guru Devotion; it is seed of the teaching.

    Let us seize our golden opportunity to follow Guru’s instruction for transformation. The experience might not be pleasant but it is definitely worth it.

  36. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:34 am

    When we resisted the training knowing the trainer is well-trained and what we have signed up for in spirituality, it is a clear sign that we do not accept how difficult our mind is. We sign up for the training assuming our mind is in better condition compared to others. This assumption gets challenged very quickly.

    As we go along the training, we are being confronted with the blatant and honest truth about ourselves, what we think we are is actually completely different in most cases than what we really are. It may be shocking for some, and even if we are prepared for it, it may still come across ugly and unacceptable. The truth is what we cannot accept is the same ugliness we see in others most of the time. We actually hate what we see in others as a reflection of who we are.

    So it all comes back to us facing the reality of who we are, actually more like where we are, because these bad threads are not permanent and can be eliminated with training that is meant to develop and strengthen who we really are. Who we really are is a person with good qualities that were temporary suppressed due to bad experiences.

    I believe we know that and thus we choose to be in the training. When the choice is made, whether it was made consciously or unconsciously, we should not fear to fail, because failing is not the issue; not getting up and trying again, and persist at it until we are successful is. The training becomes easier as we try and when we get the hang of it but it also gets tough when it reaches a core for a bigger breakthrough to take place. Just like how it can be difficult to shed 10 of kilos at the beginning of our diet where what we lost was just water but it becomes more difficult when we have that few pieces of muscles left to be built.

    In the end, the choice is still with us, to continue and be fit eventually, or to get back to our old habits and feeling bitter at others success.

  37. Pastor David Lai on Aug 18, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    This reminds me of another video I saw that talks about what makes people succeed. What motivates them to go the extra mile in order to succeed and be lights years away from the competition. The answer that came back was grit and that quality that was just simply called grit. It is the one quality that makes you bounce back after you have been utterly defeated and that makes you pick up the pieces and learn to not repeat the same mistake.

    I don’t professed to have a lot of grit but I guess, through self-learnt ideas, I just carry on and try to do better. Whatever we do or wherever we go, there will always be issue that will crop up from time to time. We should be surprised if things work and when things don’t work is when we apply effort to change the situation we are in. No matter how bad the situation is and how hard it gets, we should never blame others and what rinpoche said is true, we always have a part to play because we chose it. We stayed and pull it through, success is all ours

  38. Datuk May on Aug 18, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    To succeed in any training or to say the least, whether we complete the training is a matter of our goals and what we wish to achieve in life.

    Once the goals of our lives are set, we go on the journey of reaching the end. Will we come out first in our trainings is not really that important. The importance is to complete the training.

    As always trainings are tough either spiritual or non-spiritual, either of the body or the mind. It is the workings dependently on all the elements of the mind and physical beings that make the training complete.

    Rinpoche has always taught us never to quit, just do it, is the most impactful learning I have and with that I also learnt that to fail is acceptable as long as I went all the way.

    Thank you, Rinpoche.

  39. Sofi on Aug 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this article and I would say the bigger the goal, the harder we need to train with unwavering commitment. Training for spiritual attainments should actually be easier and welcomed as it brings us towards the ultimate goal which is Enlightenment. Its just the transformation of our minds in selfless compassion and wisdom, without even having to involve physical pain. Yet in reality it is the hardest to achieve due to the years of selfish habituation and the lifetimes of negative karma that reinforces the “Self”. It is in understanding the Dharma as taught by Buddha through our Guru that this “Self” is the very reason for our sufferings and we need to apply the exact opposite as remedy. Suddenly we realise we are not the centre of the Universe and start to flounder in the many layers of compassion and kindness until the day we gained the merits to have true wisdom. However, to not train towards Enlightenment means forever suffering in samsara and worse, the “Self” gets stronger and harder to overcome.

    I would like to humbly add that in training, we should never forget the importance of a good Trainer who would invest so much of himself to help his students achieve the ultimate goal. In Dharma, this Trainer would be our precious Guru who committed his whole life to the Dharma and to spreading the practices that are salvation to our sufferance. In our Guru, we can see the enlightened result of the training and to be our inspirational strive to achieve the same. When we have met with such a selfless Trainer and seen the results, it would be foolish to give up when knowing the “pain” is temporal.

  40. Vivian Ong on Aug 17, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. Sometimes when a person quits something it is because they are afraid of failure or scared they lose face. All these are due to self ego. When in Dharma, we must not be afraid to make mistakes and learn. After a few times of mistakes we will realize that there are no more mistakes because we have mastered it. If we are afraid of failures and difficulties, then how are we going to achive enlightenment. Buddha never told us that the path to enlightenment is easy. Buddha himself also walked the path for us to see that although it is difficult but it is achievable.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  41. Joey Tan on Aug 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    After reading the article, I learned that even though we quit our training due to some other reason yet we can still continue our spiritual training again so long as we don’t give up. Consistency is the key to attainment. Training is not easy. ” You fool no one but yourself.”-this statement teaches me that we need to be true to ourselves. A wonderful article thank you.

  42. JP on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this article. It is a great reminder of what it takes to succeed in life both secularly and spiritually. The formula to succeed is spoken and written many times from people from all walks of life. Although most people I’ve met claim that they want to succeed, I noticed that the deeper underligning issue is that they are afraid of succeeding. This is because succeeding requires the person to stay outside of their comfort zone.

    It all makes perfect sense to invest our time in preparing for our death and future lives. It’s just like buying an insurance policy to prepare for future mishaps. When we are aware of this and study more, we make better choices in life.

    Regards,
    JP

  43. Anne Ong on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I agree with what Rinpoche says in this article. As i grew up with a beloved grandmother who was a very strong and tough lady who always motivated us to face challenges and fears in life and get out of our comfort zone to succeed. I have experienced with a few close dharma friends who are even afraid to commit to doing dharma social media,and when they do…they said it’s not easy and have to use their brains! Lol!!!. I started not actually knowing what or how to go about this eventhough I have been doing dharma postings on FB for a very long time. But as time passes by, I found it has become a routine job, and very fun and enjoyable.
    I believe that if we always motivate ourselves and tell ourselves we can do it, we can actually succeed. And in my humble opinion, it is however very self damaging if we keep telling oursevles we cannot when we have not even tried. We are feeding ourselves with negative self talk. Thank you very much Rinpoche and writers for this motivational video and write up. And last but not least, I noticed Rinpoche’s updated quotes are able to motivate more people to practice and do dharma,as people lacks motivation to do so. Please try to keep up with them. Thank you very much. _/\_

  44. Joy on Aug 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing with us the very inspirational video, which is so easily relatable followed by your spiritual advice for our well-being. As usual, Rinpoche finds skilful ways to present the truth (dharma) in hopes to help us before time is really up.

    If we can put ourselves through such drills to train to be a soldier to give up our lives and also to take away the lives of others in the name of politics, then why can we not do it for the sake of our own future lives and for what we believe in or the people we so called “love”?Shouldn’t our spiritual training be even more important? What Rinpoche mentioned below really struck a cord on an untrained mind entering the bardo, which is like most of us…
    “Not studying a map prior to reaching a fork in the road, can lead you to the wrong direction. Not preparing spiritually and fool-heartedly engaged in only samsaric pursuits will bear its frightening consequences now.”

    This is true and we certainly do not meditate on this enough. It made me realise that is the whole point of us/me being in Dharma. Let’s be honest and let’s face it, at the end of the day what do we want to achieve for being in dharma? Being an enlightened being, a Buddha is what we always pray for and make aspirational prayers, but if we cannot even know which direction to pick when we reach that fork, how to become a Buddha? So let’s be practical and get one thing at a time done and to do it consistently as Rinpoche had mentioned. The video also made it clear that “the little things we do daily matters” and we should never take anything for granted especially the “little things”. “If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right” was one of the good points that stuck out to me. Hence, this is why Rinpoche always train us to pay attention to every single minute detail as much as we can. I guess in the Bardo there are no second chances, no “I’m sorry I took the wrong turn”, no “I change my mind” or “I wanna quit”.

    Quitting and giving is just basically giving up on ourselves, no one else is to blame, no one else will suffer the consequences anyway. And in the army, the drilling is far worst I believe, the video has given me another perspective of looking at things on the other side. We have to have HOPE, for without hope all is lost. And at the end of the day, do we want to be a winner or a quitter? It is as simple as that. So before we want and wish to “change the world” we need to change ourselves first and every action that we do from here on in will determine our results tomorrow. In a nutshell, this quote from Rinpoche which I coincidentally spotted before reading the article or watching the video, sums it all up very well.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this heartfelt advice 🙏

    pema-CreateDifferentResults02

  45. Jacinta Goh on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    The other day when Moderator Joy was asking about which criteria that we personally think is most important when we start Vajrayogini practice (Saturday chat : Blogpost on Starting on Vajrayogini), I actually have given the answer 👉 never give up. I’ve even went on to say that we can have the best Guru or best teachings, but what’s the point when we give up? I have seen those who deemed being loyal to Guru but in a split second, they just turned away. As if nothing has happened. Perhaps it’s the accumulated habituations and karma, I tried not to judge but the lesson I’ve learnt from this is – not giving up. Always think back why I’ve entered Dharma in the first place, why I wanted to make connection with Guru and etc. I’ve read account of masters who have treated the students in most peculiar ways and yet they achieved more. This is the reason why I always listen back to the teachings given by Rinpoche and other masters. To find back that reason and passion, and don’t let it slip away.

    The above video reminds me of those Chinese acrobats, they took years of hardship to be who they are now. From young, how many tears were flowing down their cheeks and hardship that they have to endured. Then, how about Dharma?

    Thank you Rinpoche keeping us updated on Rinpoche’s view. It helps me to perceive things or problems in a correct manner rather than indulging in small thoughts that could eventually harms oneself or others.

    • Tsem Rinpoche on Aug 17, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Dear Jacinta Goh,

      People will spend decades to invest/learn/perfect something they will use for this short time then death. They invest no learning, training or practice to prepare for death, bardo and future lives. This is very ‘dangerous’ because future lives are more than this one short life. If you are going to live in Malaysia permanently and stay in England for a few years, it is better to build the better house and land here long term rather than the better place in England for example.. If you are going to stay in Malaysia long term, better invest here, build here, prepare here and prepare more extensively to settle here instead of spending time/energy/money for building in England.. Life is so short yet many can spend decades or so many years on something beneficial for this life only. I find that a waste. Therefore it is best to invest half our ‘busy’ time in dharma, dharma works and dharma attainments to compromise with our personal samsara. That is best. And be very diligent and consistent on it. 🙂 Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche

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    Friday, Feb 23. 2018 02:29 PM
    Ancient civilisation had something very peculiar that is lost today, which is the elongated skull. Modern science today sometimes dismisses the phenomenon of elongated skulls that appeared across many civilisations as cranial deformation. But are they? This video presented many sound reasons that the elongated skulls are in fact alien beings who came to earth, imparted humans with knowledge and possibly stayed and made a family here. For sure, humans are not the only civilization in this whole universe, because it does not make sense that only planet earth can provide for living beings, and nowhere else. At some point in time, alien beings who are more advanced could have landed and left some behind. It is therefore not abstract to believe that part of our ancestry and the way we live today are heritage of alien civilization.

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  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Feb 22. 2018 02:41 PM
    Our ancestors definitely had better intelligence and wisdom than we give them credit for. They are not as “primitive” as we had defined them, even by our standards. This video is evidence that ancient technology is capable of advance flying mechanics, building technology as well as food science. Unfortunately, history did not have these chapters captured clearly, resulting in a lack of compelling proof that it was the result of human engineering. It could therefore be knowledge imparted by foreign intelligence beings.

    Because people centuries or decades ago cannot fathom the intelligence of these ancient creations, they conveniently labelled them something else, for example the flying machine had been categorised as bird, the fighter jet as bugs, so on. Legends and myths could therefore be based on something real too, the battles in the sky with fire spilling weapons could be a reality in the distanced past. How interesting! It would be truly amazing to see a modern version of the magic carpet!

    By the way, it’s quite noticeable that the modern gliders possess wings much longer that the ancient flying machine. Did I miss the answer? lol

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-evidence-season-1-episode-1.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Feb 21. 2018 09:35 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching and reminder. We always think we have so much time and concentrate so much in making our body look good and using it to generate wealth which in the end didn’t bring us anything happiness that can last long. We should in fact use our temporary body to work on bringing benefit on others and to generate more merits that can help ourselves and others. Hence we should do more dharma and not waste our time on unnecessary things that will attract us into more worldly actions.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/body-of-a-courtesan-in-nine-stages.html
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    Wednesday, Feb 21. 2018 07:59 PM
    The title ‘Great Scholar’ of India is truly appropriate for Professor Lokesh Chandra. His collection of work is marvellous and very beneficial to any student of Buddhism or spiritual aspirant! From his work, it is evident that Professor Lakesh has deep expertise in language with unequivocal understanding of the Buddhist text as well as superior knowledge of Buddhist iconography. I am at awe! I certainly look forward to reading some of Professor’s work. Thank you for this wonderful sharing, Rinpoche, Joy.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/professor-lokesh-chandra-indias-great-scholar.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 21. 2018 12:35 PM
    Stunning…… this very famous Vajrayogini – Ugra Tara temple situated in Sankhu, Kathmandu, Nepal full of history, legends and culture . This temple seem to have the greatest power of blessings for everyone who visited and seeing it. Vajrayogini is a Hindu goddess of knowledge and wisdom and for the Buddhist is also known as Ugra Tara . This temple was built dedicated to the goddess Vajrayogini ,has attracted thousands of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. Sankhu is one of the sacred power places of Vajrayogini in Nepal . I do hope I can visit this beautiful sacred temple one day. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for sharing with us. I loved looking at those beautiful pictures as shared.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/vajrayogini-ugra-tara-in-sankhu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 21. 2018 12:34 PM
    Wow …having the Chinese New Year and the Tibetan New Year same day . That’s wonderful, auspicious and rare whereby everyone will be enjoying at the same time. Dorje Shugden’s precious advice during Lunar New Year 2018 is indeed timely. However small or big deeds is still very virtuous as long as we put in our best with a good motivation and a pure mind. All of us are fortunate to have met Rinpoche through kechara and have learned ,practiced Dharma. Without Rinpoche there is no Dharma…….we are indeed grateful . I am glad to have made the right choice to choose what i want to learn and practice .Having this precious advice from our powerful Protector Dorje Shugden is a blessing. May our compassionate Guru stays healthy and live long to continue turning the Dharma wheel to benefits all the sentient beings. May more and more people benefits from this precious advice and Dorje Shugden protections.
    Thank you Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche for this powerful advice which I will bear in mind and had it bookmarked .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dorje-shugdens-advice-for-the-new-year-2018.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 21. 2018 12:33 PM
    Life is made up of choices. I believe life is just a series of decisions we make, and depending on our choice, we have to live with the consequences of our choices. We are responsible for our own lives, and being accountable for whatever decisions we’ve made we can change our lives for the better. The choices we make, however, determine our happiness or our unhappiness. I did not realise much earlier but reading this profound teachings has taught me many and a wake up call for me.
    “What you are today, is the choice you made yesterday……as said by Tsem Rinpoche
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teachings

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/what-is-your-choice.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 09:19 PM
    It is true all the emotions comes from our mind. Most of the time we tend to see a problem to be so big which we can actually have a choice to dilute it and make it smaller. We always have our expectation on everything and once it goes against ours, we are not happy and anger arise. Therefore we should control our mind and not let it direct us to think and act negatively.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/apply-this-when-your-emotions-get-in-the-way.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 09:13 PM
    It’s so heartwarming to watch the short video. The bond between Sirga and Valentine are so strong, like meeting an old friend. This video reminds me that animals is just like human and have feelings, therefore treat all of them with respect and care.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/take-2-minutes-to-see-something-cool.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 05:45 PM
    Thank you for sharing the updates on Buddhist community from Tibet and elsewhere. All these grand and meaningful events around the world since 2011 up until 2018 are now accessible to everyone, which was previously not made widely available. It goes to show that more and more people care and are interested about the news and movements of Tibetan Buddhism, particularly Dorje Shugden events. These events also dispel the myths that DS is a minor sect – check out the crowds! Massive numbers of sangha and lay people turn up at these events for the blessing and initiation to DS Sogtae. These events are evidence that religious freedom is enshrined in Tibet, China and other parts of the world; seems like the only place where there is no religious freedom for DS practitioners are under the rule of Dharamsala. Therefore, events updates of DS practitioners gathered together to receive initiation and teachings are really very encouraging. Rejoice to all who received the sogtae!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/updates-from-tibet-and-elsewhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 02:28 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. Can imagine the situation ,the pain and suffering of that poor pig. They the many of these sows live in cages just large enough to contain their bodies. Sows have a pregnancy lasting around four months and their freedom of movement are restricted .Sad to see that situation ,hoping more can be done to improve it. But the best choice is go on vegetarian so less killing , less consuming meat.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-endure-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 20. 2018 02:27 PM
    Happiness , depression, anger, frustration, bitterness is a choice. All is based on how we interpreting each situation in our life and the meaning we associate with. To feel happy, focus on things in our life that will make us feel happy. What ever we see and thinks can lead to thoughts and influences our performance. It is our emotions that influence the way we think and behave We are to accept and the ability to adapt to the challenges of our daily life. A powerful meaning behind this short story. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful and powerful post that will helps us in our daily life.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/apply-this-when-your-emotions-get-in-the-way.html

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Please read this..thank you.
A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
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A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
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Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
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This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
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Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
\"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel.\" (Sakya liturgical verse).
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"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
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In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
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At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
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Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
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Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
1 month ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
1 month ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
1 month ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
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This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
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Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
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Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
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Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
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A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
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Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
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Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
3 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
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དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
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བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
3 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
3 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
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I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
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How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
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~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
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Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
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Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
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These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
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Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
4 months ago
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
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Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
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October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France.  Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
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His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France. Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa\'s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

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

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

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
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Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa's tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits. Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
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This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
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Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden\'s cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
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Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden's cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
4 months ago
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
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Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
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Happy Chinese New Year! May everyone be blessed by Dorje Shugden and Gyenze. Pastor Antoinette
Burning Huge Incense for an Auspicious New Year of the Dog at Gyenze Chapel, Kechara Forest Retreat, Pastor Antoinette
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Burning Huge Incense for an Auspicious New Year of the Dog at Gyenze Chapel, Kechara Forest Retreat, Pastor Antoinette
The young participants of W.O.A.H. Camp focus and listened to Teacher Kien on how to do DIY colourful candle. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
The young participants of W.O.A.H. Camp focus and listened to Teacher Kien on how to do DIY colourful candle. Alice Tay, KSDS
Lively kids move their body and dance together with the teachers. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
Lively kids move their body and dance together with the teachers. Alice Tay, KSDS
Cheerful kids showed their own artworks happily. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
Cheerful kids showed their own artworks happily. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce and Teacher Grace helped out for calligraphy session. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Jayce and Teacher Grace helped out for calligraphy session. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Kien guided the young kids making CNY decorations by using red packets. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Kien guided the young kids making CNY decorations by using red packets. Alice Tay, KSDS
Brian is playing with his new DIY toy. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
Brian is playing with his new DIY toy. Lin Mun KSDS
Dharma class students joined the animal liberation session held in Kechara House every month. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
Dharma class students joined the animal liberation session held in Kechara House every month. Lin Mun KSDS
Group dedication before we end our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
Group dedication before we end our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Students were so excited with the games planned in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
Students were so excited with the games planned in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Lin Mun KSDS
This is class of 9-11 years old, all are very enthusiastic students. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
This is class of 9-11 years old, all are very enthusiastic students. Lin Mun KSDS
Mumu’s memorial statue and stupa was inspired by a few things. One of them was H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche wish for Mumu to be forever connected to Vajrayogini. Pastor Adeline
7 days ago
Mumu’s memorial statue and stupa was inspired by a few things. One of them was H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche wish for Mumu to be forever connected to Vajrayogini. Pastor Adeline
Cultivating inner wealth for boundless prosperity by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche on The Star newspaper. Pastor Adeline
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Cultivating inner wealth for boundless prosperity by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche on The Star newspaper. Pastor Adeline
Kechara Forest Retreat is ready for Chinese New Year2018, Year of the Dog
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Kechara Forest Retreat is ready for Chinese New Year2018, Year of the Dog
Laughter Yoga is fun! Read more about Laughter Yoga in Kechara Forest Retreat here: http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/news/laughing-is-the-best-medicine/
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Laughter Yoga is fun! Read more about Laughter Yoga in Kechara Forest Retreat here: http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/news/laughing-is-the-best-medicine/
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