The Importance of Death in Life 《不知死,焉知生?》

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克切拉禅修林首个中文佛法讲座——《不知死,焉知生?》终于在2015年11月14日的下午五时圆满结束!虽然上星期加叻大道发生泥石流倾泻的意外而给吉隆坡与文冬两地来往方向的交通造成巨大困扰,当天的讲座依然吸引了69位大多都来自吉隆坡的佛友的参与!他们为了听闻佛法而不惜舟车劳顿,精神实为可嘉。

在这一场讲座中,主讲人谢晓晶讲法师以其曾在医院实习及学医的经验,跟参与者分享自己过去在医院值班时所经历的生死,以及抢救生命的过程所带给她的启发。当时的她深刻感觉到从医的无力感,因为不论医学再怎么昌明,人始终抵不过死亡的命运。

后来在她遇见上师——尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切及佛法后,她开始明白死亡不意味着一个生命的结束,因为在超脱轮回之前,每个生命都必须经历无数次的“重生”。追随詹杜固仁波切的这些年来,仁波切以善巧教会她以佛法的眼光看待死亡——死亡更应该鞭策我们积极生活及修行,放下生命中不必要的包袱和劣根性,面对隐藏于内心深处的悔恨及恐惧,因为唯有这样,我们才能好好的过人生,并且为来世做好准备。

顾名思义,讲座主题为《不知死,焉知生?》,仍在活着的我们,要如何“知死”呢?谢晓晶讲法师为参与者细说什么是死亡、人在经历死亡过程中四大分解的各别情况,粗心识及微心识在当时候的运行,以及中阴身究竟是什么状态。然而,更重要的是,我们如何在日常生活中克服对死亡的恐惧,进而学会更珍惜当下的生命?死亡冥想是佛教一门备受推崇的修持。当我们实修死亡冥想,我们便能体会死亡虽远在天边但也近在咫尺……在死亡面前,所有放不下的,过不去的,统统都要放下。如此反复体会,我们必会看清生命中真正重要的是什么,也因为这样,我们才真的懂得自己为何而生…

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The first Chinese language Dharma talk in Kechara Forest Retreat“The Importance of Death in Life” – concluded at 5pm on November 14, 2015. Despite the landslide incident on the Karak Highway between Kuala Lumpur and Bentong, the talk by Pastor Lanse Chiah attracted 69 participants, many of whom were from Kuala Lumpur. They did not hesitate to travel far and wide in order to receive the Dharma; their spirit and dedication is very commendable.

In the talk, Pastor Lanse shared her past experiences of being on duty in the hospital, of studying medicine and of how dealing with matters of life and death and the process of rescuing others inspired her. At the same time, she had felt a deep sense of helplessness because despite being a doctor equipped with the latest medical technology, she could not help anyone escape the eventuality of death when their time was up.

Later on, when she met her Guru – His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and the Buddhadharma, she began to understand that death does not mean the end of a life, because before one can transcend the cycle of death and rebirth, one must first experience countless “rebirths”. In her years of following H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, Rinpoche has taught her skilfully to look at death from the point of view of Dharma – that death should spur us to live a more vigorous and spiritual lifestyle, letting go of unnecessary burdens and deep-rooted bad habits, and facing the remorse and fear that are buried deep in our hearts, because only then can we lead a good life and prepare for our future lives.

As the title of the talk “The Importance of Death in Life” implies, it is important for us to understand death and its importance while we are still alive. Pastor Lanse spoke about what death is, the dissolution of each of the four elements, the gross and subtle minds at the moment of dying/death, as well as the bardo (the intermediate state). Most important of all is to learn how to overcome the fear of death in our daily lives and to cherish our present life more. Death Meditation is a practice that is highly encouraged in Buddhism. When we meditate on death, we will realise that although death may seem far away, it could also be very close. Whatever we could not let go of, whatever we found difficult to accept, we will have to face these at the moment of death. So, if we practise doing this again and again, we will come to realise what is truly important in life, and because of this, we will learn how to live…

Written by Abby

 

If you missed last week’s talk, below is a video specially uploaded by Kechara InMotion. If you would like to revisit the talk, this video is also for you.

 


 

 


 

参与者的感想 – Feedback from Participants 

 

真挚而感人的分享!
(A sincere and touching sharing!)

~ Eannee Tan

这一场讲座非常感人、真挚。谢谢谢晓晶讲法师的分享。讲座中关于生命及人与人之间关系的几个重点还在我脑海中浮现,我还一直在思索。我非常享受这一场讲座。
(This is touching and sincere. Thank you Pastor Lanse for the sharing. There are a couple of deep points about life, about human relationship from your talk that kept me pondering and searching within. I really enjoyed your talk.)

~ Stella Cheang

讲座回来后,脑海里还在绕着谢晓晶讲法师当时的一句话:“当时我扮演医生的角色,没有扮演一个女儿的角色”……这是一个很好的提醒和可以借助省思的话--我们企图跟死亡或自己有所恐惧的事物保持距离,当避无可避时,我们或许就跑到另一个角度/位置去,让自己更好地去应对,其实殊不知我们还是未能直面面对,还是在很大程度上逃避。
(Back from the talk, Pastor Lanse’s words still linger in my mind: “At that time I played the role of a doctor, and didn’t play the role of a daughter”… This is a very good reminder that can help us to contemplate—we try to keep a distance from death or things that we fear, when it became unavoidable, we may go with another angle or run to another location in order for us to better deal with the situation. In fact, we still do not face the issue/object, and to a large extent, it is still a way to escape.)

~ Kok Wah Ying

多么难的可以亲身听到谢晓晶讲法师如此真实地与我们分享一路走来的心路历程。这次的讲座会让我再次好好深思我对死亡的定义。我以前也是好像您一样,认为自己是不怕死的,但是经历过了一些事情(可能也是年纪大了的关系),让我真正了解我是怕面对死亡,尤其是至亲的离去,所以才选择逃避。您说“只要了解死亡,就不会害怕而会更加积极做准备。当死亡来临时,我们都会如何去面对”。死亡是这个身躯的终点,而对我们的心识来说,这是个另一个旅程的开始。非常感谢感恩我们的上师——尊贵的詹杜固仁波切创办了克切拉这个平台和讲法师制度,让我们可以有机会听闻佛法。感谢讲法师们不惜辛苦,秉持上师的教诲、服务大众。感恩。
(A very rare occasion indeed for Pastor Lanse to share with us about her spiritual journey so vividly. This talk has prompted me to rethink what death means to me. Similar to Pastor Lanse, I too thought that I was not afraid of death, but after one experiences certain things (perhaps it is also because one is growing old), I realise that I am actually afraid of death, especially when our loved ones passed away, we choose not to face the truth. Pastor Lanse said that “As long as you understand death, you will not be afraid and will be more zealous in preparing for death. When death comes, how will we face death?” Death is the end of this physical body, however for our mind, it is the beginning of another journey. Thank you to our Guru – H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for founding the platform of Kechara and also the system of Pastors, so that we have the opportunity to listen to the Dharma. Thank you fellow Pastors who work hard to uphold the teachings of our Guru, providing your services to the public. Much gratitude.)

~ Phoebe Yong

 


 

当天讲座的照片 – Pictures from the Dharma talk

 

当天负责为参与者做登记的江宝明及黄欣怡。 (June Kang and Beatrix Ooi, who were in charge of registration.)

人们陆陆续续前来登记,准备参加讲座。 (Participants at the registration counter, one after another, ready for the talk.)

讲座当天,出席的人们也可以以特价将一些佛物迎请回家。 (On the day of the talk, those attending the talk were also able to invite home some holy Dharma items at a special price.)

VajraSecrets网络佛教文物店工作成员。 (Staff of Vajrasecrets.com, our online Dharma store.)

在讲座正式开始之前,当天的主持人——陈稚鑫讲法师首先欢迎大家的到来, 并为谢晓晶讲法师做简单的介绍。 (Before the talk officially began, the emcee, Pastor Shin welcomed everyone, and gave a brief introduction about Pastor Lanse.)

讲座开始! (The talk begins!)

谢晓晶讲法师为大家细说什么是死亡、人在经历死亡过程中四大分解的各别情况, 粗心识及微心识在当时候的运行,以及中阴身究竟是什么状态。 (Pastor Lanse explained about death, the dissolution of the four elements during the time of death, how the gross mind and subtle mind operates, as well as the state of bardo.)

虽然这一场讲座主题内容严肃且带点悲伤,但佛法面对死亡的正面态度及 谢晓晶讲法师生动有趣的分享还是让大家轻松地开怀大笑了。 (The theme and content of the talk was serious with a bit of sadness, however, the attitude of Buddhists facing death positively as well as Pastor Lanse’s lively sharing conjured hearty laughs from the participants.)

大家都在讲座上踊跃发问及发表自己的想法。 (The participants were enthusiastic in asking questions and expressing their views.)

讲座结束前,谢晓晶讲法师带领大家做圆满回向。 祈愿众生离苦得乐,都具听闻佛法的善缘;上师身寿永固,常转法轮。 (Before the talk concluded, Pastor Lanse led the participants to make dedication prayers. May all sentient beings be free of suffering and attain happiness, may all have the merit to listen to the Dharma; may all Gurus have good health and long life, may the wheel of Dharma constantly turn.)

讲座结束后,好学的小佛友留下继续向谢晓晶讲法师讨教。 (After the talk ended, a diligent young participant continued to ask Pastor Lanse questions.)

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on May 10, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Dharma talks and learning are so essential to help us to transform our minds. Without the Dharma it is almost impossible for us to transform our minds.

  2. Jayce Goh on Dec 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Everyone in samsara will death eventually, in term of time, location and how. The teaching is for us to always be prepare to face death , understand the progress and accept the truth of end of samsara. Without fear, anger ,depress, the Most important of all is to learn how to overcome the fear of death in our daily lives and to cherish our present life more. When we still alive, that is what we be able to do as much as we could. It is very effective if we could visualize and complete death meditation everyday, we woudl be more alert and aware that we are wasting our time on the daily samsara pleasure , which bring nothing after death. Our anger, our ego, our attachments, pleasures all gone once our body collapse. It does not last, while we still able to contribute, shall spare our time with dharma and apply it peacefully. Where there is dharma there is peace.

    Death.impermanence.suffering2

  3. Karen 君慧 on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:56 am

    很精彩的一场讲座。在还未认识克切拉,我对死亡这课题即避忌又害怕,根本不想多了解。对我而言,死亡就是人的生命走到尽头,生理机能完全停止。在认识詹杜固仁波切后,仁波切的开示让我对死亡与生命有了新的诠释,不再是局限于我狭窄的思维范围内。

    喜欢谢讲法师透过自身在医界对生死的经历,面对父亲的离开,再由一位佛法修行者的角度,一层一层为我们注解在不同阶段对死亡的看法。最后透过观众本身观想死亡,这经历很震撼。因为观想自己躺在棺木里,什么执着,贪恋,憎恨,不甘等等都已不重要,因为死亡后到中阴身直到投胎的这段期间,我们不能做主。而主宰我们命运的是我们的业力。

    时常这样观想,真的什么执着都已不重要了。

  4. Karen 君慧 on Dec 10, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    华人最避忌的话题就是死亡。还未认识克切拉之前,我对死亡的了解就是非常肤浅地认为人的生理机能完全停止,那就是死亡。不想去多了解死亡这个课题,主要因素也是因为怕死。 即害怕又不愿面对,但又想多了解一点点,好让我在面对死亡的时候有点心理准备。这种挣扎,一直持续到认识詹杜固仁波切后,让我对死亡有新得诠释,也不再恐惧死亡。

    很喜欢谢晓晶讲法师利用她自身在医界面对死亡的经历,再融入佛法对死亡的诠释,再让观众观想死亡的过程,这样的一个方式让人对死亡过程更进一步了解。当我们观想自己躺在棺木里,什么执着,贪念,憎恨,不甘等等真的已经不重要了,因为那些已经不在自己的掌控范围内。中阴身直到投胎的阶段都被自己的业力所牵引,而业力就是我们的心识及行为所造就的。

    谢讲法师,谢谢你这么精彩的讲座。期待下一次。

  5. Uncle Eddie on Dec 7, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    This is something that will definitely befall each and everyone of us in life. Embarking on a spiritual practice that is measured in lifetimes and eons, sometimes makes us forget/or gives a different perspective on death. Remembering death seems part and parcel of a buddhist practice. Nevertheless, everyone knows that death is part of life. Sooner or later all have to face it. To develope an awareness of death is said to be an advantage as advised by a very high level Lama. It makes one to regard enduring peace and happiness as more important than short-term pleasure. To recollect death is to destroy all negative tendencies and disturbing emotions with a big heavy hammer. Human beings are always habitually busy with wordly affairs. Traditionally, The human lifespan of people in this world are most uncertain in this degenerate age. Death comes without any rule or order. Anyone can die at anytime, whether they are old or young, rich or poor, famous or downtrodden, sickly or well. No one can be taken for granted in relation with death. Strong, healthy people can go off and die suddenly, due to unforseen circumstances; whereas the weak, sickly and bedridden patients can hang on for a long time. From such situations, we can see that death is so unpreditable. Death is certainly so dreaded and detested as the end of life. When anyone leaves this world, there is nothing whatsoever, anyone can take with him or her to the next world, except only our experience of spirituality which can help us to make our life meaningful, as advised. Therefore, cultivating a virtuous state of mind as we die can cause virtuous action to ripen and ensure a good rebirth. Such is the importance of death in life. Thank you Rinpoche, for your relentless caring reminder and for Pastor Lanse’s teaching. Om Mani Padme Hung.

  6. Uncle Eddie on Dec 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    This is something that will definitely befall each and everyone of us in life. Embarking on a spiritual practice that is measured in lifetimes and eons, sometimes makes us forget/or gives a different perspective on death. Remembering death seems part and parcel of a Buddhist practice. Nevetheless, everyone knows that death is a part of life. Sooner or later, all have to face it. To develop an awareness of death is said to be an advantage as advised by a very high Lama. It makes one to regard enduring peace and happines as more important than short term pleasure. Recollect death is to destroy all negative tendencies and disturbing emotions with a big heavy hammer. Human beings are always habitually busy with wordly affairs. Traditionally, the human life span of people in this world are most uncertain in this degenerate age. Death comes without any rule or order. Anyone can die at anytime, whether they are old or young, rich or poor, sickly or well. No one can be taken for granted in relation with death. Stong, healthy people can go off and die suddenly, due to unforseen circumstances; whereas the weak, sickly and bedridden patients can hang on for a long time. Death is so unpreditable. Death is certainly so dreaded and detested as the end of life. When anyone leaves this world, there is nothing whatsoever one can take with him/her to the next world, except only our experience of spirituality which can help us to make our life meaningful as advised. Therefore, cultivating a virtuous state of mind as we die can cause virtuous action to ripen and ensure a good rebirth. Such is the importance of death in life. Thank you Rinpoche, for your relentless caring reminder, and Pastor Lanse for your very interesting teachings! Om Mani Padme Hung.

  7. Vinnie Tan on Dec 6, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Thank you Pastor Lanse for that great teaching!

    This topic is heavy, yet Pastor Lanse has made it so light that it is easy for all to understand and know what is going on.

    What I really like is that she has shared her personal experiences and was really open to what happened to her previously. Personally I understood the teaching better when Pastor Lanse has shared her personal experiences, be it with the hospital or even her father.

    Through the teaching I understand how important it is to know what is going on with our body so that we can prepare for our own death. Not only for ourselves, with knowing the 4 processes, it allows us to help those that are around us as well when we can see that they are at their last lap.

    I am now being inspired to do death visualisations daily. Reason being that through that, I can prepare what is coming forth to me better. More so, after the whole talk, it made me realise more how important it is to use our lives to the fullest so that we will not have regrets when we are on our death beds.

  8. Jason on Dec 6, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Thx pastor for giving us such a benefit talk.we should have less attachment to avoid suffering n practice dharma work often.

  9. Louise Lee on Dec 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    谢谢 Pastor 的分享,让我们更加了解死亡。

    从小就看到自己的外婆, 父母一个一个的逃不过病床与死。 难道死亡就是如此吗?
    我们每天忙碌工作,生活,很忙, 每个月等薪水,难道生活就是如此吗?

    听到讲法师分享的。。。看到病人离去,那种无助,我们可以做些什么? 诵经,法会,烧衣纸,等等的真的能够帮助到他吗? 可能可以,到他们手里的只有一点点。

    现在珍惜生命与有机会的时候, 做一些东西, 学一些东西, 让我们到那个时候不用害怕, 知道应该要怎么做才是最重要。

    死亡不害怕,有生必有死。这是自然定律,大家一起开心面对, 生活就不会有斗争,大家可以一起和平的建筑未来。

  10. Alice Tay on Nov 30, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    坦白说,以前都是一直在忙碌着上班,处理公司的事情。回到家,处理自己一些私人的问题。而其实从来没有想过“死亡”到底是怎么一会事?

    生活就这样一直的再重覆,直到两年前开始接触克切拉,才发现到原来一直未曾想过的事情其实是最重要的。而“死亡”就是其中一个在我们这一生中是很重要的部分。

    就如谢晓晶讲法师所说的,从西方医学上,当一个人完全停止呼吸以及脑部也停止活动了,那么这个人就会被宣布“死亡”。但是从佛学的角度,这一些只不过是一个以科学的说法来证实这个人已过世,但其实人的心识还是有存在的。

    只不过因为因果的原因,而造成这个人的心识必须在此时离开此身体,然后经过49天的中阴身的情况和依据他本人在生前或前几世所累积的功德或业力而再次投生在其他的六道里。

    总而言之,因果循环,谁也逃不了。而因果其实也是源自于我们自己以前所作出的一个选择。俗语说:”诺知前世因,今生受者是。诺知后世果, 今生作者是” 。慈悲与帮助他人的同时,其实也是在帮助我们避免造下不好的因。

  11. Kb thapa on Nov 28, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you Pastor Lanse for sharing this Importance of Death .. we all needed.. Death is the final destination for everyone of us.. whats important is what we are doing with this life matters…

  12. Han on Nov 27, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    了解死亡就不觉得死亡是可怕的!谢晓晶讲法师以她当年作为医务人员的经验向大家分享死亡过程等,非常贴切。
    也许死亡是大家忌讳的课题,但身为佛教徒的我们时时刻刻都要“念死”,死亡是肉身躯壳的分解,我们的心识带着我们的业生生不息,就如JUNE KANG 表示:“生命却是绵延不断的,所以死亡不是一种结束,不是一切的终止,而是另一种境界的开始。我们会随着前世的业力寻找投胎转世的因缘,所以真正的佛教徒是不怕死亡!

  13. Adeline Tan on Nov 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you Pastor Lance for giving such a clear and detail explanations on the process of death.
    Death is inevitable but time is not certain. One must get prepared for this very important big day of one’s life.

  14. Chris Chong on Nov 26, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing Pastor’s Lance’s dharma sharing here. I was fortunate enough to have the chance to attend the dharma sharing that day.

    “You need to know death before you know how to live”. I totally agree with this saying of how one should know about death in order for them to truly live. There is a delusion that makes people think that they will be around forever or the idea of dying someday never occur to them. They indulge in their lives on habitual laziness and procrastination. They do not know the time is ticking and we could draw our last breath at any moment. Because of this delusion, people do not know how to treasure their life indulge in meaningless affairs.

    Pastor Lance also shared a little on meditation on death. I learnt about this meditation when I stumbled upon one of Rinpoche’s video on youtube. It was before I joined dharma full time. I tried it a few times and it had impacted me very deeply. When my grandmother passed away in front of me a few months back, I realise how fragile my life is and I am indeed running out of time. This eventually pushes me into devoting myself to dharma full time.

    Chris

  15. yenpin on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    这一场讲座非常感人,谢谢谢晓晶讲法师的分享.
    有生必有死,这是无法改变的生命规律。
    当死忙来临时,会有多少人正真能面对,不会产生种种恐惧。
    每一个人都没有经历过死亡,不知道面临死亡的一刹那究竟是什么情况。
    一切都是业力因果,佛教说死亡不是一种结束,而是另一个生命的开始。
    如果我们相信因果就不会怕死亡,如果我们不相信因果就会对死亡产生恐惧。
    因业力取得人身时,要懂得,得到人身不容易,生命短促无常,要懂得珍惜。以人生无常,为动力,积极向上,多做利己利人之事,勿做损人利己的缺德事。

  16. Cynthia Ng on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    我很开心参加谢晓晶讲法师在克切拉禅修林主讲的首个中文佛法讲座——《不知死,焉知生?》这样的一个题目是很多人会很避忌去谈及的话题之一,多数人都不会去认真看待的问题之一,总觉得说到那一天来临时才面对都不迟,包括我在内。这一个讲座会让我再一次的慎思只要我们认真的看待,以开放的心房去看待,对我们在临终的那一刻必定有所帮助,这并不只帮助到我们,还可以帮助到我们身边的每一个人。在死亡真正发生之前,我们必须作好必要的心理准备。 

    在了解了生死分享后,我了解到只要正面的去面对死亡,了解死亡过程会怎样后可以协助我们在死亡那一刻减少恐惧。我们必须在来临的那一刻之前就应该准备好自己,要把所学习到的佛法知识实践在日常当中,唯有实践才能帮助到我们在思维上有受改变,改变在与学会放下,不执着于情感与物质,才能让我们不会被这样的情绪干扰。人们因为“无明”右在苦海中备受折磨,惧怕死亡或者蔑视死亡都不应该成为我们对于死亡无知的借口,每个人都应该在生时认真地思考生死的意义。

    佛教认为是有智慧、觉悟的生活,即使位高权重、富甲天下,但如果没有智慧,我们就会天天造作罪业,何来幸福可言。所以佛教认为我们应该“了解宇宙人生的真相”,从而过一种有智慧、觉悟的生活,最终了生死、出轮回,这才是幸福美满的生活,也正是生的意义所在。

    死亡是必然的,任何人都难逃一死,而且死期又是不确定的,死亡随时就有降临的可能,即使是身体非常健康,非常强壮的年轻人,也并不一定离死亡很远。其次,人一旦死亡,绝大多数人在死亡之后,因为自己生前的业力所牵,只能轮回在六道。堕于畜生道者,任人役使宰割;堕于饿鬼道,百年难食一饱;堕于地狱道,更是惨不忍睹,一天之中就有上千次死去活来,而且佛经说这种悲惨的境况时间极其漫长,没有出头之日。

    积极的佛教生死观,能够促进人们坦然地面对死亡,能够生起一颗平常心,不再执着于生死,从而做到超越生死。所以佛教的生死观,可为提高人们的从善生存意识而起到有益的助力。

    感谢尊贵的上师詹杜固仁波切为我们制造一个平台让我们学习佛法。

  17. May Ong on Nov 24, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    I watched Tsem Rinpoche’s teaching on YouTube about Death many years back but didn’t realized its implications on the mind yet. Fast forward, after 6 years now and re-watched and re-read about Death in relation to our mind, I think i understood a little more.

    When we learn to practice more with death in mind constantly, we become acutely aware our life can end at any time. If we left our human body with a negative state of mind at moment of death along with anger, negative desires and delusions, we will definitely be reborn into the lower realms cycle. But if we realize that we Can Change our attitudes and behavior NOW, we can Salvage and Save our self from negative actions, speech and mind to become more adaptable, easy to work with, loving, grateful, appreciative and be of benefit to others, not making use of them – then we turned our Mind from negative to positive, hence saved our self and will not be reborn into negative states of mind in the next Life cycle. At least we were given that OPPORTUNITY to save us.

    I am thankful to be reborn into an environment and condition to be able to learn and practice dharma under our holy Guru, HE Tsem Rinpoche to be given this opportunity to Change for the better Mind and future lives.

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche. With folded hands.

  18. JP on Nov 24, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    It is very interesting to hear about death from a Pastor who’s also a medical doctor. This is because we are usually dependent on medical points of view and only focus on how to prolong a person’s life. How many of us actually ask how else should I live my life knowing that death can be around the corner any time any day?

    Most of us tend to live life not wanting to think about death and that it’s way too distant to address it. I believe we have seen enough to know that death has nothing to do with age. When the karma’s up, we exit this realm in a split second. Life is fragile and unpredictable.

    I believe that when we embrace the latter, we will perceive life differently and spend more time doing things that truly matter and less on frivolous activities. Even our afflictive emotions begin to decrease because we won’t focus on the negativities of others and situations but on the positive aspects.

    Thank you Pastor Lanse for the wonderful talk!

  19. Pastor Adeline on Nov 24, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    死亡是大家無法避免的結局。從我們出生的那一天開始,我們就注定會死,而活著的每一天,則是步向死亡的生命曲。沒有宗教信仰的人,或許對死亡過程和去向不明而顯得沒有恐懼;相信有神明的人,則絕大部分相信死後的去向不外是天堂和地獄,別無選擇。

    記得五歲父親去世的時侯,不管家人如何勸告,我是努力掙扎,大哭大鬧,勢必要遠離躺在棺木裏的爸爸不可。之後,小小心靈常常為死亡感到恐懼,不想接受死後只有兩條路可走,幾乎每晚哭濕枕頭才睡著。對死亡的恐懼,隨著爺爺、舅舅、外公等依序去世,持續增長,焦慮萬分,知道接觸佛法才慢慢平復下來。

    佛教徒相信因果、前後世,所以明白此世其實是為來世做準備。我們可以享受人生,但不忘為來世努力。俗語說:「種瓜得瓜,種豆得豆」,想要富裕的來世,今世必須廣結善緣、慷慨解囊;想要貌美好身段,今世必須訓練一顆善良的心,以身、心利益他人等等。

    與其對死亡感到恐懼,繼續逃避死亡的話題,不如好好瞭解死亡到底是什麼一回事,進而為自己和家人做好應有的準備。我們可以為小孩的教育、個自的健康等投資保險,為什麼不能為自己的來世投資?

  20. Lilyn Tan on Nov 24, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Thank you Pastor Lanse for sharing this Importance of Death and Abby for making this available in English, a topic shunned by most people. Buddhism encourages us to prepare for death, by living mindful and conscientious lives.

    We should contemplate on Death daily, this will help us change the way with live our life more meaningful and practice Dharma sincerely.

  21. Pastor Shin on Nov 24, 2015 at 3:37 am

    很高兴克切拉禅修林首个中文佛法讲座圆满完成!我本身感兴趣的是谢晓晶讲法师以自己不同身份的角度来分享她对生死的观念 – 学生时代的她、在医院抢救他人的医生、以及后来佛法的角度观看死亡。

    谢晓晶讲法师也解释了死亡的过程,佛教里所提到的四大分解,粗心识及微心识,中阴身及投生。 这些分享都让参加讲座者受益良多。

    后来, 谢晓晶讲法师也引导大家如何观死或Death Meditation。 简易的讲解让在场的大家了解观死的重要性。

    比较轻松的方式来讲解死亡这个课题, 让在场的大家都很乐意分享他们的经验或问题。从参与者分享他们的感想,看得出大家都觉得谢晓晶讲法师的讲座很感人、真挚。

    随喜大家上了关于死亡非常重要的一堂课,也期带下一场精彩讲座。

  22. freon on Nov 24, 2015 at 2:29 am

    This is a very good talk by Pastor Lanse. Pastor Lanse begin the talk with her own life experiences, on how she actually face the death. Then she proceed with the how a person face death, and, then she encourage us to do death meditation.

    In Pastor Lanse talk,it got me to think on death. We all know literary that we will die one day. But how we die and what we will face during the death is unknown to many people. In fact, people try to escape death using various methods.

    For me, I know i will die one day. How, when is unknown to me. But through this talk , I come to know that the karma or habits that we have now will bring effects during death, bardo stage and next life. It is essential to face the facts I could die one day and start practicing dharma while i still can, collect merit and purify the karma while i am still alive. Rinpoche have taught us the methods.

    I thanks Pastor Lanse for teaching us by using her life experiences.

  23. jason on Nov 24, 2015 at 2:15 am

    谢谢PANTOR LANSE的讲解。其实我对轮回这回事也很难去相信。(这是超过人的想像力)但是我对仁波切的教导很有信心。仁波切的教导能运用在我们日常生活及改变我们的心识。有好的心识就有好的行为。这样我们就会做更多的善事。这是我理解。谢谢

  24. Li Kheng on Nov 24, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Death is viewed by many as a morbid subject. It is even considered taboo to talk about death on auspicious occasions. From listening to the talk by Pastor Lanse, I am humbled to acknowledge my fear of death as I am not prepared for it.

    The talk also allowed me to see that dying well is completely about living well. Understanding that death is the final destination to everyone and we have no idea when it will strike, we will cherish every living moment we have.

    Thank you Pastor Lanse for taking on the challenge to talk about such an difficult but empowering subject!

  25. June Kang on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:14 am

    我们每一个人都没有经历过死亡,不知道面临死亡的一刹那究竟是什么情况。谢晓晶讲法师在这里很好的分享死亡过程。当你了解这过程,就不会死亡对产生种种恐怖、可怕的想象。

    无论智愚贤不肖,死是人人必经的过程,在佛法里面,人是死不了的,死去的只是这个四大假合的身体、躯壳,而生命却是绵延不断的,所以死亡不是一种结束,不是一切的终止,而是另一种境界的开始。我们会随着前世的业力寻找投胎转世的因缘,所以真正的佛教徒是不怕死亡!

  26. jillyam on Nov 23, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    It is important to understand Death in Life and it is important to understand it while being Alive.
    Therefore we should practice the dharma as much as possible while we still have the chance.

  27. Yeo kwai gin on Nov 23, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    感谢仁波切提供那么美好的平台, 让大家有此机会听闻佛法 !

    参与这场由Pastor Lance主讲的《不知生, 焉知死》的讲座, 真的获益良多 ! 因为还未讲座前, 这课题应该蛮严肃和承重的 ,但这场讲座却是那么的轻松而且又不失讲座的重点, 让我在这次的讲座对于生死疑问明白和了解了许多 !
    希望将来的日子可以继续的举办讲座, 让大家在学佛和对佛法的疑问, 得到更深入的了解 !

    愿上师健康长寿, 常转法轮, 吉祥如意 !

    With Love
    Yeo Kwai Gin

    • graceleong on Nov 25, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      “THE IMPORTANCE OF DEATH IN LIFE”. This is indeed an interesting phrase/topic. Most of us when alive would not think of death,especially if we are not very old or sick. Death happens everyday around us but in our minds “it is on others, not me”.
      I am alive and healthy, why think of death ?
      Pastor Lance is sharing the importance of knowing DEATH whilst we are alive. Do not be ignorant of DEATH as it is the next most certain thing in life after birth.
      On top of that we should be aware of the methods to train ourselves to have a “better”death. We also have knowledge on what happens immediately after death, in the bardo state. We have knowledge of the life after death; we can even have a choice of the type of rebirth we wish to have – if we practice the methods correctly and attain the powers to do so.
      This makes me think of tours/journey/destination.There’s all these possible “destinations” we can choose from :- Pure Land / God Realm/ Demi God Realm / Human Realm/ Animal Realm /Hell Realm/ Hungry ghost Realms. We would want to choose a good destination ie have a good rebirth. No one would choose a bad destination/ after life. If we want to go somewhere good, then we have to prepare ourselves for it now. We cannot remain ignorant and adopt the attitude of “wait and see”or “no proof” !!
      Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor Lance and all those who supported this blessed teaching in KFR.

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  • nut4all
    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 07:03 AM
    and stopped animal sacrifice at these temples. http://www.drukpa.com/about-us/our-yogis/the-three-divine-madmen 99%ppl focus on jab jum DrukpaKunley…
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    My favorite Mahasiddha is Naropa….Let explain few !from4incarnation DRUKPAone MADe split!forTWO!!DRUKPA(HEMIS-ladakh)&SHABDRUNG(relung monastery Tibet site) .later SHABDRUNG split for3 body speach MIND! ( i m not certain order) SHABDRUNGS ARE!!! NamkhaiN0rbu RINPOCHE YES!! HH SHABDRUNG controversial in BHUTAN home jail!by urgyen trinley can!idDAYE&TaklungShabrung .. Recently with Dalai our monk seen !
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  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 12:16 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and I was touched by this story very much. I personally think that this faithful dog must has very close karmic connection with its owner and it know that the owner is died. Furthermore, animals are very sensitive to our energies and mind states. So, if we are loving kindness and compassion, they can feel our love and care.

    As such, we must treat the animals like humans too. Not to harm them because humans can be reborn as animals and animals can be reborn as humans. We have to accept that humans and animals are interconnected and just like a family.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 11:49 PM
    Spiritual practice is definitely much more than doing good for others. When we practice “spirituality” without religion and from our own understanding, how sure are we that we are on the right track? When we practice spiritual with the guide of religion, we will certain progress and much easily to attain higher levels. Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/can-we-just-be-spiritual-but-not-religious.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 10:56 PM
    When we truly love and care for another being like a family, whether this other being is a dog or cat, a child or a stranger, it will break our heart when it is gone. Many people may not be capable of this emotion towards a pet but as we evolved, we will realize we are capable to develop such feelings for animals. It is common in the west to have pets cemetery because of this reason. Thank you for this article, Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/why-losing-a-dog-can-be-harder-than-losing-a-relative-or-friend.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 03:09 PM
    Interesting info and article about werewolves. I never knew about its origins and the various wolves existence until I read this. I have thus far know about werewolves only from the movies and the famous twilight show. But one thing I noticed from the articles is the gruesome manner in killing the person (or suspected werewolves). Some were cursed to be a werewolves. There just so much anger, violence and killing in the whole process, which probably the reason why werewolves are known to kill and hurt human and other animals.

    Anyway, whether we believe the existence of werewolf is true or not, I believe that there are other forms of beings in world. And we should not handle or deal with other beings with violence and anger.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html#comment-744320
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 03:38 PM
    Trolls are assiociates as beings of Scandinavian folklore.A large number of different mythological creatures continue to live on in Scandinavian folklore.They have different shapes,habitat and filthy features . There are also numerous tales of trolls told and retold.Trolls are also believed to have the magigal powers, which were folktales ,posses capabilities that are beyond human .What ever it was a remnant of a long-lost reality for sure. I do believe that there’s a very high chance trolls had existed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,i do enjoyed all the stories in these article even though it just folk tales.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-hidden-nature-of-trolls.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html

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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
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This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
2 months ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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