Vajra Yogini’s Book has been translated into Chinese!!!

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Datuk May Phng President of Kechara House holding up the newly arrived book.


In 2008 I took a group of over 60 people to the holy places of Vajra Yogini and Buddhism in Nepal. I went to each place with the group and gave them explanations.

We also went to the Holy Vajra Yogini Pilgrimage sites to do special aspirational prayers. There are four very holy and sacred Vajra Yogini chapels. Each place we did special prayers, generated superior aspirations and did many offerings. David Lai & Paul were some of the people to join and he wrote notes and memorized what I explained on that trip and it became a book. Paul is from Kechara Discovery : http://kechara.com/discovery/

Originally Paul of Kechara Discovery was just compiling pictures of this trip and showed it to me and I grabbed and said it must be a book…Paul was happy and agreed…hence David, Paul, KMP, KD got this wonderful book out! Great work.

This book is very well written I must say and it has 1st time COLOR photographs of the various Vajra Yoginis in the  chapels that were NEVER PHOTOGRAPHED BEFORE. I personally LOVE THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THIS BUDDHA VAJRAYOGINI…so incredible blessed. So you will see very rare pictures of old and very sacred Vajra Yogini images. First time pictures ever to be published. Pictures are stunning…. Vajra Yogini pictures in this book should make their way to your shrines…they exude powerful energy even from the photos you can feel it.. Images of Vajra Yogini in these photos that have been worshipped by the Nepalese for hundreds of years. The book talks about the Vajra Yogini tantra, benefits, Her chapels, and many other things related to Her.

This book came out in English already and TODAY it came out in Chinese. It was the ‘handywork’ of two Kechara Depts combined which are Kechara Discovery and Kechara Media & Publications. Good job!!!!

I was so excited about this book, I had to blog it today!!!

GetAttachment9The above is in Chinese and below is in English..everything is the same except for language..


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I am very excited about this book because it can ‘educate’ many on the mysteries of this Sacred Buddha Vajra Yogini who is the most appropriate yidam for this time, place and affinity.

Do read it and fall in love with Her.


Tsem Rinpoche

P.S. In case your wondering who David of KMP and Paul of Kechara Discovery are, get ready to scroll down…heheheh


Spooky(David on the left and Paul right)

I warned you that the group in KMP and in Kechara in general are ‘different’, fun, off the wall, ‘alternative’, spooky, crazy, wild, super non-conventional and basically really good sports.

Yes, these two fellows are my students….I don’t know what it says for me, but you know what, I love them….and they are going to ’love’ me for putting in this picture of them taken around two years back in Kechara Paradise….hehehehehehehehehe..Who says, Dharma cannot be fun?????

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42 Responses to Vajra Yogini’s Book has been translated into Chinese!!!

  1. Tsetchi on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Really cool ! Our friends from China will be able to have this book in their own language ! :)
    I want to buy it in english :D
    I should be really happy to help you make a french traduction, but I’m afraid my english is too poor :(
    Sure later if you need, when I’ll be a really good english writer/speaker ! :D
    Thank you to everybody for this amazing work for thos so lovely book !

  2. Justin Ripley on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Excellent for our chinese friends! They too can get Vajrayogini Blessings, and maybe just maybe they can visit the places that Rinpoche took us to visit on Pilgrimage 2008.
    It was a blessed pilgrimage can’t wait to go back there in future.
    Thank you Paul, Thank you David, and Thank you Rinpoche!

  3. Shin Tan on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    I think this is one of the best “guide book” about Vajrayogini holy places with simple & easy to understand descriptions!And I love the nice photos !!!
    Now it’s available in Chinese, 真的太棒了!

  4. Joy Kam on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Yay! Now our Chinese community can be blessed by Vajrayogini’s sacred images and stories too! Thank you Paul and David for producing this one of a kind book. It is the only book in the world that has these sacred holy images of Vajrayogini in Nepal as they are private chapels of families that have been passed down from generation to generation.
    How exciting and blessed we are!

  5. seonghuat on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Great team work and collaboration by Kechara Discovery and Kechara Media & Publications to benefit the Chinese speaking community.

  6. Elena on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    I was so excited to see this earlier! The English version is already so beautiful, and now our Chinese friends won’t be left out. It’s very inspiring that two strange-looking people can produce such an amazing book…they look really pleased with themselves! Hehe

  7. Irene cheok on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    So wonderful! Now Vajrayogini and her chapels in Nepal get to be known around the world through this book in English and Chinese language. This is first time ever published and distributed to the world. This is the era of tantra, an era of Vajrayogini. A must have BOOK.

  8. Datuk May Phng on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I was with the pilgrimage to Nepal and I was so happy to have physically touched this wonderful book, I could recall how I made a vow to be of assistance to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to work for the Dharma. And here I am proudly as the President of Kechara House. Great job, Paul, David and KMP, bless you for making this wonderful photos available to both our Chinese and English friends.

  9. John on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    What strange looking people…they really work for Rinpoche? Dharma really accepts anyone and everyone, doesn’t it hehe talk about mind training
    Congratulations to you two, and of course Rinpoche for the book. I do not read Chinese but I’m sure it will benefit, by the power of Vajrayogini.

  10. Lily Tan on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    This book is one of its kind!. Kudos to David, Paul & everyone who are involved in publishing this sacred book to benefit us. Thank you for helping me to re-live the wonderful memories of the pilgrimage to the various holy sites of Holy Vajrayogini. Words cannot describe the intense emotions that were felt at these wonderful chapels! Thank you Rinpoche for making this possible!

  11. BK on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    The book is beautiful – stunning photography, and captivating tales from David Lai’s incredible memory. His narration and commentary is almost verbatim of what was taught by Tsem Rinpoche in Nepal. I should know, I was there!
    Highly recommended as a good read or just to enjoy the images within. And now that there’s a Chinese version, well, that’s just SUPER!
    Kudos to all who had a part to play in the making of this book.
    ps: excellent photo of david and paul :)

  12. Irene Lim on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Oh my god! Paul and David so hilarious! Very sporting students of Rinpoche. Rinpoche empowered their transformation. Before Paul very square but he has changed.

  13. Li Kim on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I could not agree more that KMP is full of uniquely different, crazy, and definitely way way off the wall. AND YES VERY LOUD BUNCH!!!
    The publication of both Vajrayogini coffee table books in English and Chinese was indeed a learning experience for all of us from the writers to editors to production team. Paul (the client) in this instance was SOOOO fussy and picky about the quality it drove me up the wall down again and up up to the roof! He just would not compromise on anything from the paper quality, font type, pictures color separation, layout, translation, you name it he would look into EVERY detail. And after all that he would say to me, “Thank you ah, and now you make sure the cost doesn’t go up OK…” And he grins at me! As much as I wanted to throw myself out the window (which would do me no good since we are only one floor off the ground) I love Paul! If not for his “annoying” ways, we (KMP & KD) would not have these beautifully exquisite books for everyone to enjoy and benefit from. We would not have this opportunity to present the amazing Vajrayogini to all of you!
    Go get one, two, hey go get 10 and gift them to your friends! If there’s gonna be one special meaningful gift for 2010 to a friend, make it this book!
    We at KMP are very grateful for the trust and faith Rinpoche has put in us to publish Rinpoche’s teachings to touch and change lives. THANK YOU RINPOCHE FROM THE DEPTH OF OUR HEARTS!
    KMP has lots more coming up in 2010. Keep a look out for us!

  14. Renee on Mar 26, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Congratulations for another exciting book from Kechara.
    And, erm, such “interesting” and HAPPY students who got this book out. Bravo David & Paul!

  15. Davidson on Mar 26, 2010 at 12:06 am

    OMG!
    Finally there’s a book on holy mother Vajrayogini in Chinese. The spread of the holy Tantra in the holy Lineage of Lama Je Tsongkhapa will be a widespread like wild fire under Rinpoche’s guidance.
    Well done Paul,David, KD, KMP!!!

  16. yek yee, Kok on Mar 26, 2010 at 12:17 am

    我很少在市場上看到有關金刚瑜伽母的書籍,每次想要查寻些資料,那種無處可找的沮喪常常讓我好氣餒。如今,克切拉媒體出版社推出了这本中文版的及尼泊爾其它聖地,我非常的興奮,自己好幾次拿著这本書左翻右翻的,好像忽穫活宝似的。
    書裡最珍貴之處,每一張彩照都叫人屏息,美得不可思議,莊嚴得叫人合掌彎腰膜拜。還有一些鮮少在旅遊書寻找到的朝聖寺廟,都可在此書看到。
    另外,我可以感受到这本書的誠意,從構思的設計,作者的撰述,翻譯者、校对者所付出的心血,足可在閱讀此書中,感受到出版者和每個人的心思。对我而言,这本書開發了一個屬於中文源流的金瑜伽母的资料庫,也提供了許多宝貴且罕見照片,絕對值得收藏一本!

  17. Bonita on Mar 26, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Congratulations Paul, David & KMP!
    This Chinese Vajrayogini book is really great and ‘ONE OF ITS KIND’! You guys and gals has given the world an opportunity to meet and be blessed by holy Vajrayogini and ‘visit’ her holy chapels no matter where they are!
    Looking through the book really brings back fond memories of our pilgrimage to Kathmandu and visiting all these holy places.
    This is really a book not to be missed and it has lots of great beautiful picture in it!
    Congrats team!!!!!

  18. Girlie on Mar 26, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Congratulations David, Paul & KMP — this Chinese version of Vajrayogini coffee-table book will be a hit with the Chinese speaking crowd! Now our chinese-speaking friends will not be left out. What a great book! Must not be missed.
    Good teamwork.

  19. Paris on Mar 26, 2010 at 1:23 am

    super absolutely sexy, no matter how many times I look at this book (and you can ask Paul, I’ve looked at it rather a lot of times HAHA!)
    I was at the office today when the book arrived. I was in the middle of editing and about to tear my hair out and tear the walls down (it’s a long story…) but when i saw the book, my whole heart lifted and I screeched so loud the other end of the office could hear me. SO BEAUTIFUL.
    And I still can’t get over the beauty and rarity of the photos inside that book. From the moment Paul snapped those pictures, to the writing, to the design (gaaah), to the proofreading, to the selection of paper… it was a magical Vajrayogini retreat of sorts. And the publication of the book is only the beginning of the next chapter. Are YOU going to join the journey with us?

  20. Su Ming on Mar 26, 2010 at 1:45 am

    Congratulation KMP!!!
    Well done once again. It’s about time a book like this came out – a concise and succinct introduction to Vajrayogini. Not only that, it is a great visual guide to the holy sites of Nepal. The English version has benefited so many of us and I’m sure this will benefit the chinese-speaking readers. I can’t wait for it to be available in Nepal itself!!!

  21. David Lai on Mar 26, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Yeah! I love the Chinese Vajrayogini book! I think the credit for the Chinese version should go to Paul Yap and Dr Lanse. They worked very hard on the translation and kept improving upon the language. Paul ensured that the translation was up to a certain standard and he got it. Hence, what you guys see is the result of lots of effort on Paul’s part.

  22. Kating Tulku on Mar 26, 2010 at 2:27 am

    It’s wonderful to have Vajrayogini book in Chinese in a place like Malaysia where most of the people know chinese language. This book is very beneficial to all specially new people who start practising Dharma. Also to the people nearby country like China, Singapore.
    I pray Tsem Rinpoche long life and teach and show more and more ahead. Without Rinpoche it is not possible. Rinpoche always think to help others in whatever Rinpoche do.
    Prayers and success to Kechara Buddhist Association Malaysia and to Kechara World Peace Centre.
    Kating Tulku

  23. ngeow chin on Mar 26, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Wow! how timely for Kechara Organisation to come out with this Chinese copy of Vajrayogini book so that more Chinese speaking folks in this region will be able to connect with this holy yidam.The book has great pictures and the information is accurate having been transmitted directly from H.E. Tsem Tulku himself.
    voon chin

  24. Roland Yap on Mar 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Nice.

  25. Tan Sio Chian on Mar 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Wow wow wow!Now we have Vajrayogini Coffee Table Book in Chinese, it will certainly benefit the Chinese Speaking target in Malaysia and around the world.
    Credits should be given to Paul Yap, Dr Lanse, Yek Yee and Siong Woan who have put in so much heart and soul in the translation to get the book to this high standard. Also not forgetting the KMP crew in the production and administration department to get it out on time.Well done KMP, another STAR publication from KMP!!!!!
    This book certainly brings back memories of our Pilgrimage to the Various Holy Sites of Holy Vajrayogini, Tara etc in Kathmandhu.
    In my opinion, all the Chinese Speaking crowd should have one copy of this Amazing Chinese Vajrayogini Coffee Table Book on their respective coffee table and also give as gifts to their realtives and friends.What a high quality GIFT !
    Sio Chian

  26. Wendy Ho on Mar 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    This is the best book on Vajratogini Holy Pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Excellent book to read before embarking on pilgrimage to these places to make your trip more meaningful and educational. Lots of beautiful pictures. Now available in Chinese as well. Everyone must get a copy, English or Chinese!!

  27. Han SF on Mar 28, 2010 at 3:08 am

    wow, VY coffee table book in Chinese, I experienced Paul & DR Lance working hard on the translation last month,and now the beautiful book with beautiful pictures is now available. It definitely will benefit the chinese ppl. Must get one !!!!!

  28. keng nam on Apr 2, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I can’t wait to lay my hands one of these books and it will make a treasured gift to my friends.

  29. SK Yap on Jul 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I have to thank Dr Lanse of KMP for her patience and great effort while translating and editing the Chinese version of Vajrayogini book together with me. Both of us spent quite a lot of time working together, with the wish to maintain the accuracy of the original information translated from the English text written by David Lai, and at the same time wanting to insert our style of telling the story to the Chinese community. It is also told from the perspective of a pilgrim, consistently from the beginning till the end of the book, and that was the hard part of this project.
    The good chemistry between Dr Lanse and I, however, has made this mission seemed a little easier. Both of us had endless cups of coffee, talking and debating back and forth, non-stop and cross checking every single word, and examine the meaning of each sentence. What we wish is that when this book reach out, it will touch someone’s heart and hope that they embark on their own spiritual journey happily.
    Many thanks for the patience of Ms Phng Li Kim and the others in KMP. What they said about me is very true! I checked everything from the weight of the paper, type of paper, the printer’s colour proofs, the cost of the book, the layout and design….. Haha! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process!
    And I thank H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for giving me the chance of organizing the pilgrimage trip and producing this book.
    I hope all of you enjoy this book that is now available both in Chinese and English!
    Paul.

  30. Peter on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    It is a great joy to think that we care for our fellow Mandarin proficient members and also the greater crowd out there and KMP has always been adventurous thus far in coming out with wonderful books and box sets to continue the Dharma crusade for Rinpoche and Kechara.
    This coffee table book will help set forth what it takes to introduce and then following Rinpoche’s instructions on those preparations, gearing the entire Kechara family, especially the Mandarin speaking ones for the culmination towards Vajrayogini practice and also those interested in a pilgrimage to make that spiritual connection with Her in Nepal.
    I can imagine David tying up his hair like that but Paul? I recall seeing Paul the first time and he was so proper and here is a visual proof of his wackiness LOL
    Dharma can be fun…LOL

  31. margaretlee on Jul 8, 2010 at 11:05 am

    When I flipped through the pages in this book, it brings back a lot of fond and emotional memories of the Nepal pilgrimage we went with Rinpoche in 2008. The pictures are stunning. Thank you Paul and those camera men who had been going high and low to get the best angles possible. David has an excellent memory, he wrote a very clear and concise account of each holy places.
    Going pilgrimage with Rinpoche is something you should not miss in your life. Every holy places we go, Rinpoche would give a backround of the holy site, its history, and many times, Rinpoche would infuse it with a Dharma talk that often brought tears to my eyes, not just once. The energy in these holy places are just awesome. Something that I could not describe in words, I just felt “Goosebumps” all the time. Before we leave , we would all make very strong aspiration prayers and dedications.
    I must say, our Rinpoche is the best tour guide Lama I have ever met!!!
    My heartfelt thanks to everyone who were invloved in the production of the Vajrayogini book, both English and Chinese. In my opinion, it is a MUST HAVE COFFEE TABLE BOOK. It is JUST UNIQUE!!!!!
    If you want to get one, contact our eshop http://www.kechara.com/eshop/
    or pay a visit at one of the outlets of Kechara paradise
    http://www.kechara.com/shopping/about-us/

  32. Jay Jae Chong on Jul 8, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Both Paul and David has been with Rinpoche for a very long time and the publication of this book serves as a testament to Rinpoche’s endless love and care for people like Paul and David who have gained so much in the many years with Rinpoche.
    They have given their all for the Dharma after being inspired by Rinpoche’s never ending care to them. Their love and gratitude are engraved in the pages of this Vajrayogini book both in English and Chinese. It is Rinpoche’s passion to spread and teach the holy Vajrayogini tantra one day to all his students and we should aspire towards that.
    Let’s get ourselves a VY book today to build a bridge closer to our mother yidam, dorje neljorma!

  33. pamela on Jul 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    It is indeed a BEAUTIFUL book! So many interesting and lovely pictures that you cant get anywhere else. It is forbidden to take those pictures but out of love for all of us to understand and to be able to receive her practice in the future, Rinpoche personally asked for permission to capture these astounding, fabulous and fantastic pictures, not to forget that it comes with EXPLANATIONS! Yummy! Paul, David, Kechara Media & Publications and Kechara Discovery did a VERY GOOD job for both the English and Chinese version. I cant read Chinese therefore back then I missed out a lot Dharma books but in Kechara, it is a dream come true. A Rinpoche that speaks PERFECT English, DVD teachings in English and Dharma books in English! How nice!

  34. May Ong on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche always reminded his students to practice Lama Tsongkhapa’s sadhana sincerely as Tsongkapa is one with Vajra Yogini and its easier and suitable for this degenerating age. Their pilgrimage trip to Nepal brought the students to all these sacred holy temples of people’s private homes to see Vajra Yogini statues and create a connection with her.
    I have never come across Vajra Yogini until Kechara. She is naked, beautiful, invoking, sensuous and red. It is said her higher practice can lead us to enlightenment within seven lifetimes. It is like a short cut to reach heaven or tushita land. The images of Vajra Yogini statues in this book are truly beautiful and its available in both English and Chinese language.

  35. Wasukamol on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Finally we have vajrayogini book which compiled beautiful photos of mother vajrayogini statues from the four secred temples in nepal with history of each vajrayogini from the last pilgrimage lead by H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.
    Thank to paul, david and kmp who work hand in hand to have it available in english and chinese. If you wish to know more about vajrayogini you must get this book, the photos is stunning with a good and clear explanation about her.
    As we are so attach and have a lot of desire, full of anger and ignorant so vajrayogini use all these to attract us to her. Let make a connection by reading and study about her and invite her image to home and make offering to her daily.

  36. Shirley Tan on Jul 10, 2010 at 12:45 am

    This is really the first time I can say that a book is beautiful both, on the outside and inside, much like a person!
    When I first laid eyes on Vajrayogini, I was petrified. I didn’t understand how a Buddha can look so ferocious, red and is naked with fangs! To me, she looked more like Vampirela, a famous comic of a female vampire.
    However as I began to learn more about her and her iconography, I began to understand much more. Everything on her body means something very important and sacred. I can imagine why she used to be a secret practice. I think an average person would have a heart attack if you tell them she is a Buddha of the highest path. I am willing to bet no one would believe, as I did not. Rinpoche gave a concise and clear explanation on Vajrayogini and what her symbolism means in another blog post. Its VERY THOROUGH. So, please do read it after this http://bit.ly/9gUKrG
    If I had not gone beyond my own misunderstanding what a Buddha should look like, and what a Buddha should not look like, then I would have missed out on the greatest treasure of my life: the Vajrayogini Practice!
    We should not close our minds to anything that we do not understand or know fully about. Because that will not help us at all. Instead, we will be left to rot in our own misconceptions and be left behind. So, do yourself a favour and find out more. Arm ourselves with real, valuable knowledge. Only then we will grow and be enriched from within.
    So, start with this gorgeous coffee table – all the images in there have been carefully selected. A lot of trouble and effort have gone into just procuring the pictures alone because SHE is that precious and secret.
    Rinpoche and Kechara must really care about everyone to work this hard in bringing Vajrayogini out into the open for people to create the connection with her. Yes, she is truly special!

  37. Anila on Sep 1, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    In the year 2008 Rinpoche took a group of over 60 students and friends to Nepal to visit holy places. They visited Vajra Yogini temples. Paul took a lot of pictures and clips of Vajrayogini. The thought of Vajrayogini book in Chinese has not occurred to Paul’s mind. Until one day when Paul showed the pictures to Rinpoche and he suggested that Paul should compile a Vajrayogini book and translate it into Chinese. It was a very good idea for Rinpoche to suggest that. It would be very helpful for the Chinese medium people to know about Vajra Yogini.

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  39. James Long on Sep 17, 2011 at 5:05 am

    密续本尊的像和解说一般上是公开给未接受灌顶的人。但基于末法时期,为了种下种子,未来让我们有机会接受她的灌顶,仁波切很慈悲的带我们到位于尼泊尔的金刚瑜伽母的圣地朝圣。我们的中心,佛坠的制作都是为了让我们有机会和金刚瑜伽母结缘。

    这本书的制作和筹备花了许多的心思。每一页都有详细的解说圣地的特点和珍贵的照片,非常难得。

  40. bengkooi on Sep 25, 2011 at 9:22 am

    It is imperative that many Dharma materials are translated into Chinese. If they are, more than 1 billion people in the world will be able to benefit from it. That is, more than 1 billion precious human lives have a chance of being saved from unending samsara, and have a little bit of enlightenment planted in their mindstream. That is the same reason why Kechara will soon start to focus more on the chinese medium…

  41. Tommy Hawksblood on Dec 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I will say China doesn’t deserve anything untill they allow Tibet to be free. I am sure most people don’t realize how dangerouse China really is right now. I am sorry people you don’t give a killing country any very spiritual that thewy can abuse.

  42. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Wow, thanks for KMP and all the authors that involve in this Chinese Varja Yogini book and also the most important Rinpoche that let us know more about this Sacred Queen…

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

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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

Photos On The Go

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These fresh tomatoes just plucked from our garden here in our USA Ladrang. Tomatoes are some of my favorite foods. Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
We had some very special guests come to volunteer at Kechara? Guess who they were? And they turned out to be very humble in their works that night. Please see the love and care: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51852
6 days ago
This is so true. When teach dharma to some and ask them to change or explain why, they reject and become unhappy and speak ill. 
7 days ago
If my endurance of so much suffering these past years have benefitted you and took some away from you, then it was not in vain and I am content and I would take more.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
A sketch by a eye witness in California-1987
1 week ago
Existing is not true existence but mere labelling because the causes removed, we are empty.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
People from different parts of the world who have no prior obvious connections can connect to do dharma together. This is wonderful because what we did in the past together can manifest in the present again to continue where we left off. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
ELEPHANT WEEPS AFTER RESCUE: A 50-year-old elephant that had spent much of his life shackled in chains, wept when he was finally freed from captivity. "Raju" had tears streaming down his face, as wildlife rescuers released him. SHARE this amazing story. -Details of Raju's rescue: http://kiro.tv/AmazingElephantStory
2 weeks ago
This is profound and the secrets to our success or failure. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Are you the sign of the pig? Do you want to know more about yourself? It would be interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=23608
2 weeks ago
Vegetables harvested from our garden in our USA residence today...nice. TR
2 weeks ago
See who are in these nice pictures and how they are connected to me please....I just posted the Gratitude series #2...do take a look: See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
3 weeks ago
Powerful!!
3 weeks ago
Having a healthy strong body is important so we can take care of the people and animals around us, to do our dharma practice and to be able to contribute to society. Practices like Je Tsongkapa and Amitayus are very helpful for extending our life energies and healing from within. I spoke about it: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=29398
3 weeks ago
There are over 75,182 views of this post already! It's on horoscopes and how compatible you are with someone or not compatible and why. Perhaps it would be good to understand why someone so close could have or not have conflicts with you. Find out about yourself and understand your character: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=24905
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, This is a very good documentary on bigfoot. It is very scientific and examines a new footage of a bigfoot running very fast. Examines and gives you reasons why this cannot be a man or a person in a suit..very nice. I've not seen this one before. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUhKhv3Z-I
3 weeks ago
Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This will be my gratitude series where I share all that I am grateful for. This is my first post: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
3 weeks ago
Mr. Lai, the proud dad of Pastor David Lai. Mr. Lai has expressed how proud he is of his son and what he is doing for others. Mr. Lai is very happy his son David is a Pastor of Kechara and rejoices in the Dharma shared with others. Mr. Lai himself is a very kind and steady person and an important member of Kechara also who always keeps his promises. Many in Kechara respect and love Mr. Lai. Like father like son. Kind people. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I agree with what Martin T. Bosnev says about Pastor David. Martin is a very intelligent person, so when he compliments, he has thought it through. I appreciate Martin's input. Pastor David always teaches Dharma from his heart and with enthusiasm. He truly believes in what he shares. He has been blessed by Tsongkapa to speak because he is sincere. Many enjoy listening to the Dharma from him very much. Please see what Martin is talking about: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4197
3 weeks ago
This may be short, but it's one of my favorite documentaries also you have to take a look. Very good. I wanted to share with you all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDjCmg4awI
3 weeks ago
Our group who went on a spiritual pilgrimage in the holy places of Kathmandu, Nepal.-June 2014. I rejoice for them. These trips have infinitely so much more meaning than the usual vacations.  Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Burning eyes? A special story for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e548MkrkGWk
4 weeks ago
Do you know what is a Wenatchee? Let me share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUm3ldZhZIU
4 weeks ago
Beautiful Sampheling Monastery. The home monastery of H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. This is a place to visit!
1 month ago
Dear friends, Are you ready to witness something extremely brutal but with a happy ending? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50488 (Viewer discretion is advised as very graphic)
1 month ago
Dear friends, Did you know there are three holy mountains of Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani in Yating, Kham -Tibet??!! It's not that difficult to get to either. I have just finished blogging about this. I watched a travelogue earlier and was AMAZED at the footage they showed of certain holy places in Tibet that I have heard of from senior monks but never seen. You MUST watch this excellent travelogue and enjoy. Tsem Rinpoche See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50824
1 month ago
Zamkar, Dharma, Mumu and Oser are always smiling and super cute. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
New book from Kechara just launched! http://Www.vajrasecrets.com
1 month ago
I've always tried my best to escape secular dreams because it's all a big wheel of disappointment. Get me out of samsara! Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Look at my Mumu boy. You can never take a bad picture with him. He is super cute from any angle. I love you Mumu. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Please remember this. A dog is not a pet but a part of your family. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Lineage lamas and root lama in Vajra Yogini's tantra. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is excellent! Must read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime. Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind's energy to let go and we cannot. Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I totally agree with this. Some vent out their anger, get attention or want to send messages to people and justify by saying it's their space their posting on and they can post what they want. Be it so, your space is seen my hundreds and it's public domain and you know that. So if others post otherwise to your views, why get upset? You invited it. Maybe that is what you wanted? Attention? LOL.Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Wow. How perfect is this. This is exactly how I feel when I shared dharma with some people. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I like this one. I just found it. Wonderful and simple for those who have to seek either one. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama in Yong He Gong temple in front of the beautiful Tsongakpa main altar in Beijing, China.
2 months ago
Another must read and must have book. I ordered it last week and it arrived today. So very much looking forward to reading/studying it. Dharma knowledge is something that should not remain stagnant. We must improve and apply upon it always. Applying it is the secret. I have so much more to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. Mahatma Gandhi
2 months ago
Look at my cheeky and cute Mumu boy!! The camera loves him! I love him. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It would be wonderful if everyone can obtain a beautiful Vajra Yogini statue like this and it's available at http://www.vajrasecrets.com. Would you have Her body red painted or just copper color or brass colored? Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Lifelike Supreme Tara painted in Indian style. Stunning. Wish I can get artist to reproduce this exactly. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Holy and lifelike Lord Manjushri painted in Indian style in which it should be. Wish I can have this reproduced exactly with every holy detail. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This picture is self explanatory. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Geshe Ngawang Dhargye was an incredible teacher, read his superb teachings and understand about his parinirvana: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=49542
2 months ago
Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion--Dear friends, This is an essential study no matter what tradition of Buddhism you come from. If you are serious about gaining progress on the path of practice to enlightenment, this text is highly recommended and very necessary. I fold my hands and request you all to study so you gain progress. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=49607
2 months ago
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    1 month ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    2 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    3 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    4 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    4 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    5 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    5 months ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    10 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    2 yearss ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    2 yearss ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    2 yearss ago
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago

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CHAT PICTURES

White Tara puja at Kechara House main prayer hall was led by KH Ng and assisted by Tat Ming.May our beloved Guru be healthy to benefit many. Lucy Yap
3 hours ago
Penang Study Group completed 10 malas of White Tara mantra in Weekly Tuesday White Tara Puja on 22nd July'14
3 hours ago
~我们都是虚伪的?~ 从灵性的角度出发,当你经常说对人感到失望,并且是你选择放弃的理由,这不过是你掩饰自己不愿意面对的不足的另一个方法而已。毕竟在这个世界上,有谁是不会让你失望的呢?~詹杜固仁波切 http://zhandugu.blog.163.com/blog/static/14152094820145342811514/ From: June Tang (Khjb)
4 hours ago
~我应该教授佛法吗?~ 当我执行“任务”,教授人们佛法并指出娑婆世界的幻象时,他们觉得很难放下。他们指责我不让他们拥有自己的生活和娱乐。他们坚称自己不能、不愿意,也还未准备放下。然而,当我不传授佛法时,他们又说我没有履行职责,因为他们正等待聆听佛法。当我尝试训练他们的心识时,他们说我没有权力干涉他们的生活,而且那太难了。当我根据佛法指出他们所犯的过错时,他们又说我很武断。当我指出他们的行为将对他人和他们自己的未来会造成什么影响时,他们说我对他们兴师问罪,企图让他们产生罪恶感。当我提醒他们要投入修持时,他们逃避我,说这导致他们没有自由。当我出于关心督促他们学佛、实践所学,为了改善自己而转化自己时,他们离开、逃避和诅咒我。不仅如此,他们还联合起来在社交媒体上批评我,指我专制,并尝试唆使其他学生离开我。他们称我苛刻,让他们的日子难过。他们关上电话,在面子书上与我断交,不回覆电邮,并批评我刻薄、过分、强硬、难以预测、喜怒无常兼难以相处。他们声称我的佛法教诲令他们感到窒息,指那是异端教法,如同压力锅等。 那我究竟该怎么做?作为一名僧人,我应该教授他们什么?要他们更深陷娑婆世界吗?那我是不是还应该教授佛法?作为一名佛教僧人,我应该做些什么?我跟你之间的关系是什么?你为什么要参与佛法和请求教诲?~詹杜固仁波切 http://zhandugu.blog.163.com/blog/static/141520948201462041857911/ From:June Tang (Khjb)
4 hours ago
As Lord Buddha taught, everything big and small is impermanent. No matter how permanent it may appear, it is changing on a very subtle level the ordinary eye cannot percieve. ~ Tsem Rinpoche (Sock Wan)
5 hours ago
Westin Hotel served delicious hotel food to our homeless clients today in the soup kitchen. Justin@KSK
5 hours ago
We helped Makcik Isah, Shikin and her four month old toddler to be reunited with their family members in Dengkil. Their plight was highlighted by Team Leader Alfin last week. Justin@KSK
6 hours ago
Sheningdundok Puja - Based on the Heart Sutra, this elaborate puja clears strong negative influences, especially the supernatural, and generates a tremendous amount of uplifting positive energy for all. (http://vajrasecrets.com/pujas-1/protection-and-removing-immediate-obstacles/sheningdundok-puja.html)_PB
7 hours ago
Vajrayogini Puja Set - Calling upon the potent energy of Female Buddha Vajrayogini, this puja is one of the most effective practices available today for the transformation of one's mind, purification of past negative actions, pacification of obstacles, and the accumulation of merits, wealth, attainments and general harmony. (http://vajrasecrets.com/pujas-1/fulfilling-specific-wishes/vajrayogini-puja-set.html)_PB
7 hours ago
Ruels are supreme for protection from harm caused by spells, curses and black magic. Containing many rare ingredients, they are energized through prayer and ritual for three consecutive nights by only the most senior and advanced members of the monastic community. (http://vajrasecrets.com/special-promotions/tibetan-roo-pendant.html)_PB
7 hours ago
Appreciating what we have and to not find excuses to fail is so important.~Tsem Rinpoche_Hee TS
7 hours ago
Daily recite Manjushri's Gangloma prayer & 3 rosaries of mantra minimum. Will be very blessed.~Tsem Rinpoche _Hee TS
7 hours ago
With diligence & consistency if we practice, we can get results.~Tsem Rinpoche _Hee TS
7 hours ago
Beautiful flowers for offerings by Kechara Bloom for tonight. There will be a White Tara puja tonight at Kechara House main prayer hall at 8 - 9.30 pm. Lucy Yap
10 hours ago
We started early today, by 430am we are already on our way for a outcall puja. - sock wan
11 hours ago

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