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What Am I Writing Now


 

The Unknown

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?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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2 hours ago
Beautiful Dorje Shugden on horse
2 hours ago
Very good friends. Very nice people. I like them. Tsem Rinpoche 
yesterday
As I lay still, cold, alone and never to wake up again, what have I done with my life to prepare for this 'eternity'? No one will see me nor will I see them again. They would not want to see me again as I turn blue, brown, bloat, smell and decompose into dust.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 days ago
Ancient and sacred Manjushri from Reting Monastery
2 days ago
Beautiful and holy Manjushri. Very sacred at Reting Monastery. TR
2 days ago
Very good.
3 days ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche with Kyabje Dromo Geshe Rinpoche
3 days ago
2015-Myself having audience with my holy protector. See more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
3 days ago
Panchen Sonam Drakpa, fifteenth Throne-holder of Je Tsongkhapa (Ganden Tripa), and former abbot of Gaden, Sera, and Drepung monasteries (the only monk to ever become abbot of all three).
3 days ago
Hardworking and kind Kecharians. Their dedication touches me deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days ago
“The problem is not enjoyment; the problem is attachment.”-Tilopa
3 days ago
Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69823
3 days ago
This is the illustrious Changkya Rolpai Dorje who is the previous incarnation of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4297
3 days ago
Special painting of Manjushri and here is his short praise to do daily: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69797
5 days ago
See what is a tsatsa and their origins and purpose: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69630
5 days ago
Dear friends, recently I had audience with my dharma protector via the official Panglung Oracle, you can see more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
5 days ago
Dear Pasang and Wife, I thank you both for your wonderful agate mala gift. It is very kind of you. Much prayers for you both, Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
Very good news!!
6 days ago
Excellent advice
1 week ago
This is super simple yet super powerful and it is the black and white truth. Read this short thought and contemplate deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
At the age of 23, Tsongkhapa went to the region of U to meet up with some people from his hometown, Amdo. His friends entreated him to return to Amdo and they also gave him a letter from his mother. She also requested him to return to Amdo and had slipped one of her white hairs in the letter too. Touched by this, Tsongkhapa considered returning to Amdo for a while. However, when he contemplated deeper. he realized that if he left for Amdo, he would be disrupting his practices of mental discipline. As there was no benefit, he sadly decided not to return to his homeland. Instead he sent a thangka of a painting of himself to his mother in Amdo. When his mother opened it, the picture spoke to her and it was as if Tsongkhapa was there with her, which brought her great joy. In a letter accompanying the thangka, Tsongkhapa requested his mother and sister to build a stupa around the sandalwood tree which had sprung up at his birth. His mother and sister complied and from that stupa, the holy monastery of Kumbum developed.
1 week ago
In this day and age this is totally necessary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69186
1 week ago
Never listen to one's own egoistic thoughts, but follow what Dorje Shugden advises always. Your ego makes sure you lose but Dorje Shugden makes sure you win!~ Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Pastor David giving dharma talks today in Kechara Forest Retreat. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, open this up and PLEASE read it carefully. It's short. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is worth remembering and worth sharing. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Very nice message I wanted to share. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Comfortable sitting room of H.H. Dalai Lama
2 weeks ago
Inside the monastery there is hut with bamboo and plums. The host and the guest has met with pure hearts. Don't complain we have stood in front of the door and chatted a long time as the sun set on the pier we wait for the boat to return. ~Lien Gong
2 weeks ago
Holy beings manifest in both conventional and unconventional methods to benefit us. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is powerful. We are in a great place and that is Kechara. Some in the past and present and maybe future may think otherwise. And that is ok. Everyone has their karma to contend with. But if we put our efforts in Kechara and it's our genuine efforts, it can be no different than other places and even better. Where we put our efforts is where we will get the results. I guess this illustration says it all. "The grass isn't greener on the other side. It's greener where YOU water it.". Where we 'water' it is the effort we put in. Since we are here, we should do our best instead of doing little or mediocre thinking there is a better place and this is just a transition place. Because maybe this is the best place but some of us don't see it because we are blinded by our projections. Just my thoughts. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Peace and freedom
2 weeks ago
Thank you!!
2 weeks ago
Powerrful!
2 weeks ago
Never threaten or hurt others because of their choice of religion. 
2 weeks ago
Please accept our humble requests to Your Holiness. 
2 weeks ago
To Your Holinesss the Dalai Lama. 
2 weeks ago
We would like a resolution please.
2 weeks ago
Beautiful and sacred Wangtsey tsatsa. http://www.vajrasecrets.com
3 weeks ago
Good friends are hard to find and when we find them, treasure them. TR
3 weeks ago
Painfully true. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Excellent
3 weeks ago
Stunning photo!
3 weeks ago
A thought
3 weeks ago
More people offering prayers at the Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat. Nice.
3 weeks ago
My personal statue of Authority-Averting Ganapati statue. Carved of wood and around 24 inches in height. Tibetan: Surkek Selway Tsokdak
3 weeks ago
This loyal friendship writing is so applicable to my life. All the kind and beneficial things I have in my life came from friends and especially my gurus. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    1 month ago
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    1 month ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
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    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    1 month ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    1 month ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
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    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html
  • Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
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    Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
  • A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
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    A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
  • Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
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    Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
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    A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
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    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
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    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 1

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