Dukkar Apartments

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Tsem Rinpoche and Dukkars in Dukkar Apts

 

 

Watch “The Magical Dukkar Apartments”

 

 

Watch “The Tour of Dukkar Apartments by Moh Mei”

 

Since April 2012, the Kechara Forest Retreat has been a hub of activity. Initially, two containers were set up as temporary accommodation for Rinpoche and his private staff. These containers, called the temporary abode, were set up in an L shape with a canopy over the empty space between the containers.

 

The initial two containers (at the back and on the right), with Rinpoche giving a talk to a group of students in the space between the containers.

 

Additional accommodation for male volunteers was set up in a temporary structure, which had tents in them. This was called ‘Tent City’, and was in the space between the temporary abode and the iconic tree.

 

"Tent City"

 

Eventually, more cabins were added to the temporary abode, bringing the number of cabins to seven, including one for showers/bathrooms.

Recently, as more staff have been coming to work at Kechara Forest Retreat, there has been an urgent need for more accommodation. There have also been constant requests for guests who wished to come and volunteer.

As such, Tsem Rinpoche suggested that Ladrang Liaison JP Thong build something fast, comfortable and inviting. Rinpoche said, “Let’s use containers like in Findhorn.”

JP thought it was a great idea and that it’d be fun to stay in containers!

This was how Dukkar Apts was conceptualised. JP requested one of Rinpoche’s students, Mr Thierry Janssens, a Belgian architect who has worked in Southeast Asia, to help him design the layout of Dukkar Apts. Within a few days, the layout was finalized. JP received Rinpoche’s blessings and immediately engaged the contractors to commence.

In total, there are 32 containers, with 30 for accommodation and 2 for storage. Of these, 22 containers are for full-time staff, members and friends. The additional eight containers have been allocated for Sangha (monks or nuns) and special guests. Twelve communal bathrooms will serve the entire complex. The containers are stacked in double-storey configurations to save space, and have mezzanine floors with metal staircases for access.

There is a roof over the entire premises to protect against the heavy rains, with mosquito netting all around. There will be a communal kitchen, dining area and lounge area also. This cosy complex is dedicated to sincere staff and volunteers who wish to contribute to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s vision and the growth of Dharma in the region.

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(below is Martin Chow’s thoughts)

In Tsem Rinpoche’s Kechara you learn not to be proud and yet it would be remiss of me not to point out how tremendously powerful it is when you believe your Guru and your motivation is for the advancement of the Dharma.

In just over a year ago, Kecharians started working on the land and they stayed in simple tents and slept on the ground. No one cared or minded at all. They were there on a mission, not a holiday. After a little while, something “better” was erected which was merely a bigger tent city under a timber structure. Again no one minded.

And now, look at what has happened on the very site that the old tent city stood a year ago…Dukkar Apartments which is really a resort-like community living. It is beautiful, it is comfortable and complete with all the mod cons…and yet, no one minds. The same people who work on the land would readily return to the simple tents if that is what is required for the Dharma to grow. The mission is far from over but already the undisputed truth is great things happen to ordinary people when they do it for Dharma. BELIEVE!

The POINT is, although Dukkar Apts have come about beautifully, it is merely a manifestation of minds that have transformed under the tutelage of a holy and compassionate Guru. You should see the “Dukkar” inside the minds of the people who build KFR…its unimaginably beautiful.

 

 

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The exterior of Dukkar Apartments

 

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Dukkar Apartments in the middle of a mystical forest 

 

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Laundry area

  

 

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Dukkar Apartments at dawn 

 

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The plan of Dukkar Apartments 

 

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Tsem Rinpoche with Dukkar Apartment’s manager Moh Mei 

 

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Lights up! In Dukkar Apartments 

 

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Tsem Rinpoche’s quotes on the wall 

 

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Words of wisdom 

 

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First floor lounge area 

 

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A standard bedroom 

 

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First floor corridor 

 

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Common area 

 

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Computer corner 

 

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Reception area 

 

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Kitchen and dining area 

 

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Notice board and gallery 

 

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Gallery 

 

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Laundry area 

 

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Stairway 

 

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Tsem Rinpoche graces the opening night of Dukkar Apartments 

 

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Tsem Rinpoche poses in front of His quotes on the wall 

 

 

 

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A special dining area  

 

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A special dining area 

 

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A special lounge area 

 

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Map showing the location of Dukkar Apartments in Kechara Forest Retreat 

 

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During construction of Dukkar Apartments

 

The very first container of Dukkar Apartments! 

 

Adding another level…

 

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Dukkar Apartments taking shape… 

 

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Tsem Rinpoche goes for inspection at Dukkar Apartments’ construction site almost every day 

 

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Panaromic view of Dukkar Apartments halfway through 

 

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Preparing the gallery section 

 

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The garden of the special dining area 

 

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Hardworking Khoo installing tables at Dukkar Apartments 

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Nov 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    So beautiful and comfortable…..
    A home away from the city ,a beautiful place Dukkar Apartments was conceptualized using containers. Through the hard work of so many people involved in Kechara Forest the kecharian and volunteer to work as well as to do meditation in such a peaceful environment.I was there recently and what strike me most is Rinpoche’s quotes on the wall.Don’t Wait For The Light Be The Light.Beautiful concept and design i love it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for making these possible .

  2. paolorossi4444@yahoo.com on Apr 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Beautifull Dharma retreat place.claudio cipullo

  3. Pee Bee Chong on Nov 20, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for providing us the place away from the town, where we can found peace, do meditations and retreats.

    It is so nice to be able to spend a few days away from the busy work schedule, staying in Dukkar Apartment to enjoy the peaceful environment in KFR.

    Thank you all Kecharians for your hard work and effort.

  4. Jutika lam on Jan 4, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It makes my head spin just thinking how much big changes have been done to the land that was once the land of an even simpler design of just one big canvas tent and a dozen or so smaller tents under it.

    It is hard to believe how Dukkar Apartments managed to manifest so swiftly and quickly and despite such a fast speed everything inside and outside of the Dukkar Apartment turned out great!

    I really love how cosy,simple,comfortable and yet such a creative and and artistic layout and furnishing was managed!

    Thank you Rinpoche for making such a wonderful idea possible!

    Love
    Jutika

  5. Wylfred Ng on Oct 13, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Dukkar is one of my favorite meditation deity and i am really happy this apartment was named after her.

    The design and the concept of this apartment is amazing!!!
    Hope that one day i will be one of the resident of this beautiful Dukkar Apartment!!

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing

  6. jerrysito on Sep 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    感谢师父无私的爱,先成立了可切拉佛教中心,几许多不同的部门,并现在成立了一个能够给我们学习禅修,闭关,心灵佛法的可切拉禅修中心,并更一步的迈向伟大的佛法宏远,成立世界和平中心

    师父更慈悲的让我们参与在其中,好让我们能够有机会透过参与建立工作而累积更多的福德资粮,好让我们能够有足够的功德,更接近佛法

    同时感谢各位师兄姐,您们无私的付出在佛法工作,并守护在师父的身旁,这一切一切都是我们新人心中的好

    感谢师父除了提出这一切KFR的概念。更是用自己的身与力学行完全的督促与参与在所有的建设工作中,伟大的上师,感谢您

    祈愿师父长驻在世 常转法轮

  7. Gim Lee on Sep 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    The Dukkar Apartment is a heaven!

    One will never imagine in this remote forest there is such a comfortable, cozy lodging completes with every facilities you can think of… laundry area, beautiful dining area with 5-Star cooking facilities, desktop computers and free Wifi.

    When you walk in the apartment, you will never realise the bedrooms are made of containers! I am one of the very lucky staff who gets to stay here when I am in KFR. When you wake up in the morning, you can feel the cool fresh air from the mountain…

  8. Diana Pereyda on Sep 3, 2013 at 7:04 am

    I should be there, actually Khanda and I should be there! He had a dream we would all be together in our little apartments of the retreat years ago!! weird

    • tsemtulku on Sep 3, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Dear Diana, come and visit and cook for everyone. You are good at it. TR

  9. sockwan on Sep 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    It is amazing what Kecharians can achieve in just a few months. It is the result of a hardworking and dedicated team comprising JP Thong, Moh Mei, Khoo and Nicholas. When we put all in, with team work and working harmoniuosly, we create great result.

    This beautiful apartment is built fora higher purpose, not for self-glorification. May pure dharma spread wide and far from here.

  10. Li Kim on Sep 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    It has been a real pleasure to spend a few nights in Dukkar apartments after it was completed. It is clean, simple and very comfortable. Moh Mei is a wonderful and meticulous person who is perfect to oversee the Dukkar Apartments.

    KFR is a place I go to with my kids over weekends where I can relax and my kids can spend time in nature planting and hanging out in the outdoors. Dharma here is about getting disconnected from our electronic gadgets 🙂

  11. Martin Bosnev on Sep 1, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Is there a medical room for a doctor in the Retreat Center? I think so many people would need at least one doctor…

  12. Grace Leong on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

    In my opinion Dukkar Apt should be submitted into some special category of interior or architectural competition cause it has great potential to be an award winning piece of creation. Its beautiful from external and very spacious, practical and modern internally. The space and decor also allows a lot of room for changes and flexibility in its interior design. I can imagine Rinpoche having lots of fun moving the furniture around and creating new spaces.
    My family and I had the pleasure of staying over in Kfr for a few days over the new years. We slept in one of the 2 old containers and it was fabulous though it was very basic. Then we were not even aware that the DA would be built. Hence in a short time of 7/8 months the DA is built and lots of activities have taken place there too. Its almost unimaginable the speed it took to manifest. The power of faith and dedication .
    Thank you dear Rinpoche and all the other hard working and wonderful people who made it all happen to benefit so many . Really looking forward to see the rest of the magic manifest in KFR.

  13. Cliff on Aug 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Congratulations! Good job to everyone who worked tirelessly day and night, living in uncomfortable situations in the beginning without complaining and working for the dharma. All your good motivations and intentions has blossom into something so beautiful. Dukkar apartments looks magnificently beautiful, so sophisticated and brilliant idea to use containers, all of it was pieced together perfectly. Thank you Rinpoche for your never ending compassion, working tirelessly to benefit your students and the public without any selfish agendas. Kechara Forest Retreat is coming together wonderfully. Its amazing that you guys have 32 containers from the photos it doesn’t look like it could fit 32 containers all under one roof, it goes to show great planning and hard work bad be put into building Dukkar Apartments. Well done to Rinpoche, every Kecharians and every volunteer who came to build and clean Dukkar Apartments.

  14. Wei Theng on Aug 9, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Tonight is the first night that I stay at Dukkar Apartment with my family. I feel so fortunate to be able to stay here and do Dharma here at Kechara Forest Retreat. Our girls are so fascinated when they came out from the car and be greeted by the sounds of insects. Lew & I brought our girls visited Wisdom hall, doing prostration to Buddha Shakyamuni, doing lights offerings to Lama Tsongkhapa and visited the newly setup Gift Room. We feel so blessed to be able to be here at Kechara Forest Retreat.
    Thank you Rinpoche for making it happened for all of us. The KFR team, the liaisons, and a lot of hardworking Kechara staff and volunteers work tirelessly to build this up. Not forgetting all the sponsors who support us in the cause. Thank you all and may the Dharma spread far and wide and all beings can be free from sufferings and find peace within themselves with the manifestation of KFR.

  15. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Aug 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Dukkar Apts is amazing, well structured and very conceptualized built to provide a comfortable stay for everyone who works hard in Kechara Forest Retreat. Thank you Rinpoche for showing great care to all of us and we are truly blessed to have your protections day and night.

  16. Darren Kechara Paradise on Aug 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Doesn’t look like a cabin to me at all. Very comfy and nice. I am sure the staff, volunteers and guests will have a pleasant stay at Dukkar apartments. 🙂

  17. henry ooi on Aug 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Dukkar Apartments (DA in short)is a cool and neat place to stay and chill out with other Kecharians and guests. Over the last two nights we had two different cooks i.e. Angel and JJ, with help from Levi and other wannabe cooks hehehe, cooking for all in DA’s communal kitchen. Last night after dinner cooked by JJ and company, we were treated to a movie screening in DA’s lounge area by Moh Mei, DA’s resident manager.
    All these would not been possible without the vision of Tsem Rinpoche, concept drawing, managing and supervising of the whole project of Kecharians whose names have already been mentioned by Joy and others.
    Thank you all.

  18. Joy on Aug 6, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Dukkar Apartments and it’s whole entire surrounding is truly something more than amazing… I must admit it is “magical”. It seems like it was only yesterday, we were camping in tent city and in our knee high yellow boots, walking in mud… and now looking at Dukkar… wow, you will begin to realise really nothing is impossible. JP, Nicholas, Moh Mei and Khoo… KUDOS!!! You guys are a great inspiration and true heroes of Dharma. You never built and did any construction yet you just trusted your Guru, followed instructions and just jumped right in, surrender and did it! And even when you come face to face with one after another obstacles…(and we all know there were tremendously lots) you NEVER gave up, you never once say you’ll quit and run!! And like what Rinpoche says; “If you wanna “purify” your karma fast and learn “patience”, just deal with Malaysian contractors. Boy do they really push every single button you got! This is what’s inspiring… and it just goes to show if you trust in your teacher 100%, everything else will just fall in to place.

    Looking at the Dukkar, it’s a manifestation of Rinpoche’s vision and the students devotion and trust towards their Guru! It is truly “MAGICAL” It’s the 1st ever in the world to have Containers in a Meditational Forest Retreat and still maintaining the cool & luxurious “Kecharian” style that is sleek, modern yet stylish 😉 Yup that’s us!

  19. Julien Roth on Aug 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I am so glad to see that the Dukkar Apartment are completed. Now helpers have a nice place to stay when they want to do dharma work. I am sure that these apartments are very comfortable, and i look forward to stay in them the next time i go to KFR. Whoever made the decision to build this place is very smart.

  20. Low KHJB on Aug 5, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Wow! Very nice.It is a miracle for the Dukkar Apartments to materialise in such a short time from conceptual to actually being completed.We should thank our guru for his guidance and determination to provide us a place, we could learn living Dharma in the course of the project development. We must thank all the kind and generous sponsor and volunteer .Who had contributed so much time and money to materialist our Guru vision.

  21. Sean Wang on Aug 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Dukkar Apartments is a manifestation of Rinpoche’s vision. Rinpoche was the one who came up with the concept that is implemented today. Without Rinpoche, there would not be KFR! Thank you so much Rinpoche for all your hard work and devotion and leading us to Enlightenment.

  22. beatrix ooi on Aug 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Dukkar Apartments are a very comfortable and warm place to live in! My mum, brother and I came up and stayed in my dad’s container on Friday, and then we left on Sunday night. This morning, we came up again! Hehe.. I really love the concepts, designs, everything about it! Wonderful!
    Thank You for sharing the videos and pictures Rinpoche! 🙂

  23. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Aug 5, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    It was a nice , neat and comfortable ‘apartment” to stay on. It was modern and cosy, the most important, it full of the love, passion and determination of Tsem Rinpoche and Kecharian to made this happen.

  24. AdelineTan on Aug 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    The interior design of Dukkar Apartments is so beautiful and classy.Thank you Moh Mei for showing us in this video.I am sure a lot of people would want to come and spend some time here just to get away from the city life during weekends or holidays. I also like Rinpoche’s quotes on the wall.Don’t Wait For The Light Be The Light.Thank you Rinpoche.

  25. Patsy on Aug 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    From two containers, Dukkar Apartments was conceptualized using containers to provide accommodation for Kechara full time staffs, members, friends and guests. Through the hard work of so many people involved in Kechara Forest Retreat, Dukkar Apartments is such a spacious, beautiful and cozy place to live in.

    May Dukkar Apartments housed many more committed and dedicated dharma practitioners who will come to support Rinpoche’s vision and mission

  26. Adrian Cho on Aug 5, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Wow… Dukkar apartment really so wonderful and beautiful place 🙂 I really can’t imagine, that in KFR had been so fast completed build up so many buildings already. When I looks on those picture, this place looks so comfortable and it is awesome..

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing those pictures and videos.

  27. Edward ooi on Aug 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, me and my family just came back from KFR. We lived in Dukkar Apartment for 2days and we had a lots of fun. We are going up to Dukkar Apartment again. I love staying at Dukkar Apartment. The place is very well done and I like everything about it except for the dusts.

  28. mitra on Aug 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    it is beautyfull and amazing place dear rinpoche and very hard working kecharean.nice to done Dukkar Apartments its realy realy nice place.i realy like it rinpoche thank you.

  29. Andrew Boon on Aug 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    It is actually quite incredible how construction have progressed with such intensity and speed within Kechara Forest Retreat. It is as the article shares, not so long ago that we literally had to “rough-it-out” in the forest so to speak. It was not pleasant to say the least but it was not a chore either as it was something that was certainly worth the discomforts or doubts that arose as it was for a bigger purpose… bigger than ourselves!

    And literally, lo and behold, less than a year after we have the Enchanted Forest Ladrang, Manjushri Hill office, Wisdom Hall AND Dukkar apartments. Let us not forget much landscaping throughout the land that has given it the visual sparkle!

    For us it may seem “normal” to be able to complete all thus far but to people outside, it is often shock and disbelief at the speed and vision.

    All this and more because of ONE thing… the faith in Rinpoche, the surrender and the trust that comes with it!

  30. Lucas Roth on Aug 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    wow, that is so beautiful! i have always thought when saw it when working at KFR that it looked nice and now it is complete, good job guys. now people that have moved there or are helping for the night have a super nice shelter. thank you for sharing this Rinpoche.

  31. Sharon Saw on Aug 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Dukkar Apts is truly a manifestation of our Guru, HE Tsem Rinpoche’s vision. Rinpoche had come up with the concept of container living for awhile now and as described above, we did start with two containers and over a very short time, the concept had evolved into what we have today. Rinpoche cares very much for his students and friends and Dukkar was created with simple, basic comfort in mind. The result looks like resort-living and is actually quite luxurious!

    Thank you to Rinpoche, sponsors and KFR team for Dukkar Apts – may it house many dedicated and sincere Dharma students and friends for years to come!

  32. shelly tai on Aug 4, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Shelly tai on 4 August 2013 at 1145am
    Is a very well build cabin what are good idea in a very short period of time we can have such a coolsy place like this to stay. Thank you Rinpoche for giving us such a condusive place to stay as we can collect merits. I rejouce for those who work hard for this project.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 22. 2017 12:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us.Rinpoche always advice us to go on pilgrimage to Holy places with concentrated powerful energy to collect merits. plant dharma seeds and be blessed The best pilgrimage place is where our Guru is and we can transform our mind following his advices and instructions sincerely. That is Kechara Forest Retreat which is near us in Malaysia.
    Beautiful memes in different languages to share with us.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .From these memes and the photo taken more than 30 years ago tell us a thousand word how much love and Guru devotion Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to Rinpoche. Rinpoche’s faith, respect and trust in Kyabje Zong Rinpoche wll never change.
    Non matter what happen we should not abandon our Guru. Go all the way to learn ,practice Dharma from our Guru Rinpoche is an inspiration for us .
    Thanks again with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/short-sharing-about-kyabje-zong-rinpoche.html
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 10:16 PM
    Dorje Shugden practice is discouraged since the 5th Dalai Lama until recent decades HH the 14TH Dalai Lama. Nevertheless, this practice is common, support and continues to spread far and wide in many countries including Tibet, India, China as well as the Western. Herewith the 2 interesting articles that support Mr Glenn H. Mullin’s view on the attempt to discourage Dorje Shugden practice is not very successful instead it become famous and well known by everyone.

    1. 10 Holy Dorje Shugden Statues around the World:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10-holy-dorje-shugden-statues-in-the-world.html
    Build Buddha statue with the bigger size bring much beneficial to all sentient beings.
    The largest Dorje Shugden statue, 24 feet tall, commissioned by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and currently housed in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang. In mid 2015, the statue was consecrated by Dorje Shugden in trace through the famed Panglung Oracle.

    2. They were not wrong
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-were-not-wrong.html
    Many great teachers, masters, yogis, geshes, mahasiddhas, lineage holders of various schools of Buddhism (especially Sakya lineage) that practiced or was affiliated closely to Dorje Shugden. Some of the senior monks who have been practicing Dorje Shugden for over 70 years and have no intention of giving up their practice of this protector. Besides, many great masters eg HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche and many others would also have thousands of students (both lay and ordained) in Tibet and all over the world rely on Dorje Shugden.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting writings by Mr Glenn H. Mullin.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 11:24 AM
    It is mind-boggling to read the extraction starting from page 208 of the book by Mr. Glenn Mullin. There are a few points from here that arouse my curiosity to read the book in full.

    One of it is why the Nyingmapa shamans failed to exorcise and pacify the spirit of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, but the Gelugpa shaman monks succeeded in pacifying and transforming him (his spirit) into Dorje Shugden.

    Another noteworthy point would be that Dorje Shugden practice caught on and became widely practiced by many monasteries, DESPITE the discouragement by the 5th Dalai Lama. This is very telling of the position of Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader.

    Based on Mr. Glen Mullin’s research, the popularity of Dorje Shugden’s practice grew over time, in particular during late 1800 when four Dalai Lamas died young. I find it highly unusual to link this uncommonly short lifespan of Dalai Lamas to the growing popularity of Dorje Shugden’s practice. Bearing in mind that even aristocratic families developed the strong faith in DS practice during this period.

    As we gain glimpses into the feud between Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen / Dorje Shugden and the Dalai Lamas, it becomes apparent that the validity, effectiveness, and propitiation of a Protector’s practice does not depend on Dalai Lama’s endorsement.

    Dorje Shugden’s practice is prevalent among both monasteries as well as laities, particularly the aristocratic families. From here, we can deduce that Dorje Shugden’s practice, is efficient and works in both spiritual and secular terms. Otherwise, why would monasteries and aristocratic families propitiate the practice?

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this insightful sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:56 AM
    First time coming across this Ganapati deity, we are fortunate and able to practice in our daily lives. All because of Rinpoche we got the apportunity to practice it.
    Well said beautiful daily prayer to Ganapati, which I intend to print it out.
    In life as we goes along the path, there are many obstacles and challenges we got to go through but when we are in Dharma we will somehow manage with it. It’s a wonderful to learn these beneficial and powerful Ganapati practice with our Guru blessing .
    Thank you Rinpoche for compiling these beautiful and powerful prayers for us especially for those who need help to overcome obstacles with authorities and so forth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-practice-to-overcome-obstacles-for-work-with-officialdom.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:55 AM
    I do have regrets over the times but ever since I let go all ,I felt much lighter, happier,
    been able to concentrate on things which will benefit others. Learned from mistakes, experience and regrets , to move on to the next chapter in life. .I keep reminding myself not to repeat and never regrets for what the actions or things done ,trying to improve and learn something new along the path. I always like to read beautiful and meaningful quotes to remind myself. Since joining Kechara,I have learned more knowledge ,understands better in life and to thank our Guru for what I have learned and still learning (Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose)…quoted
    Thank you Dauk May for sharing these beautiful teachings with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/regrets.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:53 AM
    Its heart breaking after looking through those pictures of pets ,poorly managed by their owners or maybe they thought it will be safe or left them to die in the terrible powerful hurricanes. The pet dogs were left helpless and the owner just saves themselves not realising or forgotten about their pets. Dogs been chained ,kept in their cage or left alone helpless unattended.
    I am glad many people voiced up these issues as pets are human too, pets deserved much better treatment, care ,love and hugs. The owner should have think of a better way instead leaving their pet dogs to suffer. At least free them gave them a chance or put in a higher ground. Leaving them behind in bad times is bad enough then in the first place should not taken the pets in.
    It’s a wonderful news that the authorities concerned are doing more to help those suffering dogs and taking stern actions against those irresponsible owner.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these post and had it shared with my friends

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dont-leave-them-behind.html
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 01:50 AM
    Rejoice!
    This is wonderful to see the team, who has followed Rinpoche’s advice very well to work out and organized the weekly Bigfoot Flea Market in Bentong, Pahang. Now, it has blossomed into a Bigfoot store at its own shop lot building. Furthermore, its Facebook has been created and updated the latest posts at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bigfoot%E3%81%AEstorage-%E9%87%8E%E4%BA%BA%E3%81%AE%E5%82%A8%E5%AD%98%E5%B1%8B/129014147685241?ref=br_rs

    This is one of the creative ideas and skillful means from Rinpoche in spreading the dharma to many others. Now, another interesting and it was my first time to see these Bigfoot cookies. These cookies are rewarded to the customers in return for their loyalty.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigfoot-cookies-and-kechara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:20 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a powerful Protector ,hence no matters what type of art piece of Dorje Shugden is he will always remind as our Protector. With these beautiful fauvistic bold distortion of form and the use of strong, pure color made look more divine and powerful. .When we has faith and trust on Dorje shugden miracles do happen,will protects us at all times day and night from danger and harm, grants our wishes , helps us develop our skills, wisdom and great compassion. Also removes all our obstacles to succeed in life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful form of Dorje Sguden with us. I do love this form. May more and more people get to know of Dorje Shugden practice and the benefits of it. The short prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Rinpoche is meaningful , powerful and easy to understand.
    Thanks again with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/fauvistic-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:19 PM
    Having Bigfoot cookies for all people at the flea market is a wonderful idea and a way to attract more people to the flea market . From there they get to know more about Kechara Forest Retreat as well..I have been to flea market before i could see alot of interesting items on sales.
    Big foot indeed has attracted more people closer to Dharma too .Most of the Bentong folks know about Bigfoot and Kechara related.
    The Bigfoot cookies looks cute and i am sure it tastes yummy . The Tsem Ladrang staff did a wonderful job baking such a delicious cookies. I do hope can get to taste it in my next trip to Bentong.
    Thank You Rinpoche for having the idea of setting the Bigfoot Flea Market and now have cookies too. Rinpoche will always use ways to bring Dharma close to everyone

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigfoot-cookies-and-kechara-%E9%87%8E%E4%BA%BA%EF%BC%8C%E5%B0%8F%E7%94%9C%E9%A5%BC%E5%92%8C%E5%85%8B%E5%88%87%E6%8B%89.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:19 PM
    Japan is a beautiful country and Hokkaido is one of a place worth to visit in place. A
    place full with wonder and surpress for anyone visiting there…….beautiful and gorgeous mountains, beautiful landscapes which is the home of many flora and fauna during spring time and delicious foods to offer to tourist. Natural hot springs can be found there whereby tourist can enjoy themselves.
    Yearly millions of people local as well abroad visited Hokkaido because of its beauty. A place worth the money spent.
    Thank you for sharing

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-hokkaido.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 02:50 PM
    This post reminds me of The Lizard in Spiderman and The Were-Monster in The X-Files, not forgetting the local superhero comedy, Cicak Man. It brings to mind that these creatures exist as a result of mutation under the influence of an external factor, like chemical, radiation, aliens, etc. Or it can be another mythical shapeshifters.

    As many of the recent sightings of shapeshifters, like the Werewolves, Beats of Bray Road, and even the ancient Goatman happened in the modern and technologically advanced the United States, I can’t help but wonder what is the connection here.

    However, the mythological relationship between men and reptile had a long and vast history across different cultures. For example, the Kraken in Greek mythology and the Nagas in Buddhism, which can interchange into forms of frogs or lizards. Therefore, while we sit back and enjoy the creepy tales of these creatures, we must be respectful towards our environment, because we will never know with whom we are sharing the space with!

    Thank you, Cindy, for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/creepy-tales-of-the-lizard-man.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 09:51 AM
    We have the good fortune to encounter a Guru who can teach us, instruct us, and change the course of our future. We should not squander the opportunity.

    *We should devote ourselves correctly for the guru is White Tara for long life; the guru is Manjushri to achieve wisdom; the guru is the yidam, from which through prayers one achieves attainments; the guru is also the protector from whom you receive protection. The guru is also Dzambala, from whom with devotion, seeing him as the Buddha and correctly devoting oneself, then one gets all wealth, all prosperity, for one’s own conditions needed to help other sentient beings.*

    The guru helps you to control your mind, the delusions, and to achieve enlightenment. The guru is everything. From guru devotion, you achieve everything; therefore we should carry out his instructions, and go all the way. Nothing is achieved if we don’t put in the time, sweat, effort and sometimes tears into it.~Bradley Kassian

    Source: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143901
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 07:16 AM
    Lama Jampa Ngodup Wangchuk Rinpoche on Guru Devotion | 向巴恩珠上师(旺秋喇嘛)讲解依师法 བླ་མ་བྱམས་པ་དངོས་གྲུབ་དབང་ཕྱུག་རིན་བོ་ཆེ་ནས་བཤེས་གཉེན་བསྟེན་ཚུལ་གྱི་སྐོར། —see here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143901
  • Sonam
    Tuesday, Sep 19. 2017 09:11 PM
    Rinpoche la,
    Both me and my wife saw the dream about lighting butter lamp in three golden lamp on same night.. when my wife is 2 months plus old pregnant.. what is the dream interpretation la?
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Sep 19. 2017 12:42 PM
    As long as we are in samsara, we have to experience all different types of sufferings.
    With the blessings and compassion of Rinpoche, we have the opportunities to learn the dharma in depth and apply the dharma to overcome our difficulties and eventually to bring benefits to others. For instance, Ganapati Ragavajra is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara. With Rinpoche’s clear explanation on this unique and rare Buddha statue, it cleared our doubts or wrong interpretation about the statue.

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us that the success of a practice is subject to the practitioner’s faith, intent and request. Determination, consistency and persistence may eventually lead us to peace and achieve our spiritual growth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-practice-to-overcome-obstacles-for-work-with-officialdom.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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A separate Tibetan state? Should this group of Tibetans have their own autonomous state? In a world full of trials and tribulations, this group of Tibetans continues to defy all odds against a difficult leadership. Should they have their own state, their own country to live free and in harmony? Read and decide-Part 1: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142741 and Part 2: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142868
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This is Mahakala of the Tent (Gonpo Kur) and this particular sacred and very alive image is in Sakya temple in Tibet. It is so beautiful, ferocious and at the same time frightening. He frightens our self absorbed ego into submission to dharma.-Tsem Rinpoche
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He was known by one of his names which was Guru Deva Rinpoche and I had the blessings to meet him quite a few times. He was guru of both my mother and father. Guru Deva Rinpoche was a high Mongolian lama and lived over 100 years old. He was one of the kindest persons I have ever met and he was very well known to be an emanation of Gyenze. He joked alot and was extremely devoted to his teacher. We had many private conversations with him and he made an indelible mark in my mind and in my heart. I think of him often. Tsem Rinpoche
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He was known by one of his names which was Guru Deva Rinpoche and I had the blessings to meet him quite a few times. He was guru of both my mother and father. Guru Deva Rinpoche was a high Mongolian lama and lived over 100 years old. He was one of the kindest persons I have ever met and he was very well known to be an emanation of Gyenze. He joked alot and was extremely devoted to his teacher. We had many private conversations with him and he made an indelible mark in my mind and in my heart. I think of him often. Tsem Rinpoche
I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively with the transitory in things and lose themselves in the study of what is perishable, since we are here for this very end- that we may make the perishable imperishable, which we can do only after we have learned how to approach both.~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(This quote is very powerful from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He seems to be a powerful thinker and can think beyond daily and ordinary thoughts. Like I shared, only the study of dharma is going to lead to the imperishable. Any other studies of this world only are temporarily beneficial which is perishable. Of course he is not referring to dharma, but he realized ordinary pursuits leads to perishability. If he knew dharma, he would see the vastness of Buddha\'s omniscience.  Tsem Rinpoche)
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I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively with the transitory in things and lose themselves in the study of what is perishable, since we are here for this very end- that we may make the perishable imperishable, which we can do only after we have learned how to approach both.~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (This quote is very powerful from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He seems to be a powerful thinker and can think beyond daily and ordinary thoughts. Like I shared, only the study of dharma is going to lead to the imperishable. Any other studies of this world only are temporarily beneficial which is perishable. Of course he is not referring to dharma, but he realized ordinary pursuits leads to perishability. If he knew dharma, he would see the vastness of Buddha's omniscience. Tsem Rinpoche)
One of the nicest Taras I\'ve seen. I like her shade of green and the lotus on the left which is lower as her hand is lower so it\'s very balanced looking. Her face looks young, motherly, kind and yet regal.
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One of the nicest Taras I've seen. I like her shade of green and the lotus on the left which is lower as her hand is lower so it's very balanced looking. Her face looks young, motherly, kind and yet regal.
(1st photo) Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right. After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered so there was nothing Tibetan leadership can do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende can meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan exiled government said that Dorje Shugden people and non Dorje Shugden people are like the mustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. Tsem Rinpoche
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(1st photo) Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right. After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered so there was nothing Tibetan leadership can do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende can meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan exiled government said that Dorje Shugden people and non Dorje Shugden people are like the mustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. Tsem Rinpoche
You can see in this 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything and unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende\'s collection. Tsem Rinpoche
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You can see in this 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything and unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende's collection. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, His Eminence Lati Rinpoche (next to Zong Rinpoche) and below Lati Rinpoche is Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (sitting below Lati Rinpoche). This is a puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery. A rare and blessed photo and nice to save. Tsem Rinpoche
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, His Eminence Lati Rinpoche (next to Zong Rinpoche) and below Lati Rinpoche is Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (sitting below Lati Rinpoche). This is a puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery. A rare and blessed photo and nice to save. Tsem Rinpoche
ou can save this rare thangka of 1,000 armed Heruka. I\'ve never seen this thangka or any of this form before and it\'s the first time. You can print out or keep or use. I found this online and it\'s beautiful. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned this Heruka 30 years ago to us and since then I have never seen this in painting or statue at all till now. He has many legs and many faces too. Very special and unique. Seeing Heruka or thinking of Heruka plants the seeds of enlightenment in our mindstream. Tsem Rinpoche
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ou can save this rare thangka of 1,000 armed Heruka. I've never seen this thangka or any of this form before and it's the first time. You can print out or keep or use. I found this online and it's beautiful. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned this Heruka 30 years ago to us and since then I have never seen this in painting or statue at all till now. He has many legs and many faces too. Very special and unique. Seeing Heruka or thinking of Heruka plants the seeds of enlightenment in our mindstream. Tsem Rinpoche
This is Venerable Lhakpa Tsering from Tibet. He has passed away a few years back of natural causes and as he was older. He was one of the high ranking and official oracle of Dorje Shugden, Namka Barzin, Kache Marpo and several other high protectors. He was famous in Tibet for his correct trance of Dorje Shugden and extremely powerful clairvoyance advice of Dorje Shguden. He has been taking trance since Tibet. In 1959 he left Tibet for India and settled in Kalimpong. He continued to take trance in Kalimpong of Dorje Shugden for government officials, local persons, high lamas, monasteries, nuns, monks and even foreigners. For over 40 years his wonderful oracular ability to take trance and give advice and prophecies has benefited so many people. He was trained and blessed as an oracle by the previous Dromo Geshe Rinpoche of Sera Jey Monastery. I\'ve had a chance to stay at his house, meet him and see him in trance. It was a great blessing and amazing experience. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is Venerable Lhakpa Tsering from Tibet. He has passed away a few years back of natural causes and as he was older. He was one of the high ranking and official oracle of Dorje Shugden, Namka Barzin, Kache Marpo and several other high protectors. He was famous in Tibet for his correct trance of Dorje Shugden and extremely powerful clairvoyance advice of Dorje Shguden. He has been taking trance since Tibet. In 1959 he left Tibet for India and settled in Kalimpong. He continued to take trance in Kalimpong of Dorje Shugden for government officials, local persons, high lamas, monasteries, nuns, monks and even foreigners. For over 40 years his wonderful oracular ability to take trance and give advice and prophecies has benefited so many people. He was trained and blessed as an oracle by the previous Dromo Geshe Rinpoche of Sera Jey Monastery. I've had a chance to stay at his house, meet him and see him in trance. It was a great blessing and amazing experience. Tsem Rinpoche
Why seek anything else when you have the illustrious practice of Vajra Yogini from the lineage of the Crazy Wisdom Mahasiddha Naropa? Nothing in samsara created by ordinary men can surpass the practice of Vajra Yogini elucidated to us by the Buddha. Nothing in samsara’s knowledge no matter how incredible can surpass the knowledge embodied in the dharma by the Buddha. Samsara knowledge is limited. When we study Buddha’s knowledge (Dharma) it guarantees our future with no limitations. Spend more time studying dharma than samsaric knowledge. Why even compare? Surrender samsara as death and loss are it’s only results and engage in Dharma practice all the way. Vajra Yogini is dharma and dharma is Vajra Yogini. Give everything for Vajra Yogini’s practice. Start now as a preliminary practice even without initiation (blog article: Starting on Vajra Yogini Now- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4395). Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
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Why seek anything else when you have the illustrious practice of Vajra Yogini from the lineage of the Crazy Wisdom Mahasiddha Naropa? Nothing in samsara created by ordinary men can surpass the practice of Vajra Yogini elucidated to us by the Buddha. Nothing in samsara’s knowledge no matter how incredible can surpass the knowledge embodied in the dharma by the Buddha. Samsara knowledge is limited. When we study Buddha’s knowledge (Dharma) it guarantees our future with no limitations. Spend more time studying dharma than samsaric knowledge. Why even compare? Surrender samsara as death and loss are it’s only results and engage in Dharma practice all the way. Vajra Yogini is dharma and dharma is Vajra Yogini. Give everything for Vajra Yogini’s practice. Start now as a preliminary practice even without initiation (blog article: Starting on Vajra Yogini Now- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4395). Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sada Andreyev. She visited him in Los Angeles. Taken in Tsem Rinpoche\'s room in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre.
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The young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sada Andreyev. She visited him in Los Angeles. Taken in Tsem Rinpoche's room in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre.
Young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sonia Waskin. She visited him in Los Angeles, California.
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Young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sonia Waskin. She visited him in Los Angeles, California.
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Taken outside of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Centre where Tsem Rinpoche was living. Los Angeles, California, USA
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Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Taken outside of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Centre where Tsem Rinpoche was living. Los Angeles, California, USA
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Los Angeles, California, USA
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Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Los Angeles, California, USA
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his parents Boris and Dana Bugayeff. And on the extreme right is Tsem Rinpoche\'s cousin Toktun Gugajew. This was in Howell, New Jersey, USA
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The young Tsem Rinpoche with his parents Boris and Dana Bugayeff. And on the extreme right is Tsem Rinpoche's cousin Toktun Gugajew. This was in Howell, New Jersey, USA
Tsem Rinpoche attending the wedding of Carmen Kichikov\'s brother. Tsem Rinpoche is 2nd from the right and in his adolescence. Howell, New Jersey, USA
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Tsem Rinpoche attending the wedding of Carmen Kichikov's brother. Tsem Rinpoche is 2nd from the right and in his adolescence. Howell, New Jersey, USA
When my adorable Dharma boy came home to me. I love you Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
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When my adorable Dharma boy came home to me. I love you Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche in Taiwan as a baby where he was born
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Tsem Rinpoche in Taiwan as a baby where he was born
Tsem Rinpoche as a baby holding an umbrella
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Tsem Rinpoche as a baby holding an umbrella
Think about this...
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Think about this...
Our frustrations have meaning when it\'s for others and a greater cause.
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Our frustrations have meaning when it's for others and a greater cause.
It is much better to be doing good things for others than just for ourselves.
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It is much better to be doing good things for others than just for ourselves.
Contemplate this please...
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Contemplate this please...
Is there life beyond the grave? If the soul exists, does it survive death? If so, when did the belief first arise that the soul may reincarnate, to be born anew in another physical body? Before we unlock the future we must find the keys to the past. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Join me and open the door to ancient mysteries beginning now, here on A&E. Continue reading here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37831
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Is there life beyond the grave? If the soul exists, does it survive death? If so, when did the belief first arise that the soul may reincarnate, to be born anew in another physical body? Before we unlock the future we must find the keys to the past. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Join me and open the door to ancient mysteries beginning now, here on A&E. Continue reading here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37831
It was a great honour for myself and Kechara to have His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting us. He is a courageous and extremely brave abbot emeritus of the monastery during it\'s most difficult time.~Tsem Rinpoche - Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132602
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It was a great honour for myself and Kechara to have His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting us. He is a courageous and extremely brave abbot emeritus of the monastery during it's most difficult time.~Tsem Rinpoche - Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132602
This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche. 

Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes. 

This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes. This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche
A beautiful photograph of a path walking down from Manjushri Hill in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
2 months ago
A beautiful photograph of a path walking down from Manjushri Hill in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
This picture is of KB lovingly holding Mumu while he tries to stand up. I was in the room with them and someone else took this picture. It is a very sad and poignant picture because just a short while after this picture was taken, Mumu passed away with all of us present. This was the last picture of my little Mumu alive. We immediately did puja for Mumu and he is sorely missed by many as he touched our lives deeply. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This picture is of KB lovingly holding Mumu while he tries to stand up. I was in the room with them and someone else took this picture. It is a very sad and poignant picture because just a short while after this picture was taken, Mumu passed away with all of us present. This was the last picture of my little Mumu alive. We immediately did puja for Mumu and he is sorely missed by many as he touched our lives deeply. Tsem Rinpoche
For years I have been doing this everywhere I go, no matter where or what country I am in. Always be kind to animals.
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For years I have been doing this everywhere I go, no matter where or what country I am in. Always be kind to animals.
Practising makes you better at something. If you keep practising in laziness, that is what you will become good in. If you keep practising generosity, that is what you will develop. Keep practising in what you want to become good at.
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Practising makes you better at something. If you keep practising in laziness, that is what you will become good in. If you keep practising generosity, that is what you will develop. Keep practising in what you want to become good at.
Real spirituality is kindness.
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Real spirituality is kindness.
Our time on this earth in this lifetime is short. It\'s our choice what will look back on when we are in our final moments.
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Our time on this earth in this lifetime is short. It's our choice what will look back on when we are in our final moments.
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