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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  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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。

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  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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/

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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 !!!!!

  17. 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!!

  18. 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

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

    Nice.

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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!!!

  24. 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?

  25. 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.

  26. 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!!!!!

  27. 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!

  28. 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!!!

  29. 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!

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

  32. 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 :)

  33. 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!

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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!

  40. 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!

  41. 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!

  42. 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 !

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KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES

Here is the latest news and pictorial updates, as it happens, of our upcoming forest retreat project.

The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

For more information, please read here (english), here (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.

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  • tsemtulku
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2015 06:44 AM
    Dear friends, On June 21, 2015, myself with 700 Kechara members and friends had special audience with our supreme dharma protector in full trance of the official oracle. Please see the fantastic video and 196 color photos of the event: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740 We were working on the oracle video for over 8 days. We have professionals in house to do it. There are many parts we have not included as it is some confidential questions and answers. But most of it we have posted. Everyone should carefully read the post, see the pictures and video when you have time. You will learn more and understand more about this special aspect of Tibetan Buddhism. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2015 03:43 AM
    Prior to 1996, all Dorje Shugden practitioners and non-Dorje Shugden practitioners were in the same monasteries, the same hospitals, the same schools, the same government positions, the same kind of meetings/gatherings. They all went to the same Lamas but after 1996, when the ban was introduced and heavily enforced, then suddenly there were Dorje Shugden monasteries and non-Dorje Shugden monasteries. Dorje Shugden people cannot go to the hospitals, cannot go to the schools, cannot have the equal educational opportunities and jobs within the Tibetan community that non-Dorje Shugden people have.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/my-pleas-to-his-holiness-dalai-lama.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2015 03:41 AM
    In general, Tibetans are very poor and they can’t afford statues and beautiful offering items. Therefore, tsa tsas become a very practical and affordable object of refuge that they can put on the altar to make their offerings and worship.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/tsa-tsas-are-nice.html
  • tsemtulku
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2015 03:40 AM
    Dear friends, On June 21, 2015, myself with 700 Kechara members and friends had special audience with our supreme dharma protector in full trance of the official oracle. Please see the fantastic video and 196 color photos of the event: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
  • tsemtulku
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2015 04:48 PM
    “Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: At the end of the day, education is brainwashing. Brainwashing is inevitable. We human beings love doing that. We are already brainwashed—we don’t know otherwise. So since we are going to brainwash anyway, it’s good to brainwash with good motivation and so that we can be kind, harmonious, and also decent. Becoming decent human beings seems to be not so much in the modern education agenda because, as we all know, modern education seems to be so much about what we can have. Human beings are defined by what we have, like cars and houses. And then modern education is also so much geared towards getting a job. There are very few schools that teach you anything other than what will benefit you in getting a job”
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2015 01:46 PM
    “Love me or hate me, both are in my favor… If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart… If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.”
    ~ William Shakespeare
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2015 01:46 PM
    “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.”
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2015 01:45 PM
    “There is a devil there is no doubt, but is he trying to get into us or trying to get out?”
    ~ Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2015 01:45 PM
    “His Holiness Zong Rinpoche stressed the need to continue to practice even when we come up against obstacles, and that we should continually review our progress. He stated that a happy, luxurious life was like a good dream, and that obstacles and difficulties were like a bad dream. We should give them no significance, but simply carry on working towards real, everlasting happiness.”
    ~ Ngala ’ö-Dzin Tridral
  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2015 01:44 PM
    “We may encounter defeat, but we must not be defeated.”
    ~ Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    Monday, Jun 29. 2015 04:15 PM
    At the age of 23, Tsongkhapa went to the region of U to meet up with some people from his hometown, Amdo. His friends entreated him to return to Amdo and they also gave him a letter from his mother. She also requested him to return to Amdo and had slipped one of her white hairs in the letter too. Touched by this, Tsongkhapa considered returning to Amdo for a while. However, when he contemplated deeper. he realized that if he left for Amdo, he would be disrupting his practices of mental discipline. As there was no benefit, he sadly decided not to return to his homeland. Instead he sent a thangka of a painting of himself to his mother in Amdo. When his mother opened it, the picture spoke to her and it was as if Tsongkhapa was there with her, which brought her great joy. In a letter accompanying the thangka, Tsongkhapa requested his mother and sister to build a stupa around the sandalwood tree which had sprung up at his birth. His mother and sister complied and from that stupa, the holy monastery of Kumbum developed.
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Jun 29. 2015 04:12 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche: Beautiful song and nostalgic. May you enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKQpRgxyyqo
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Jun 29. 2015 04:12 PM
    Today is a happening day for Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). Many activities are taking place on this holy land – from Dharma teachings, ritual classes, meditations, to art painting projects.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/exciting-kfr-on-june-27.html
  • xuliang
    Monday, Jun 29. 2015 12:52 PM
    Truth is not an end, a result, a goal; it cannot be invited, for it is not a thing of the mind.
  • tsemtulku
    Monday, Jun 29. 2015 01:49 AM
    Beautiful short teachings by H.H. Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37990

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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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What Am I Writing Now


 

The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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yesterday
See what is a tsatsa and their origins and purpose: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69630
yesterday
Dear friends, recently I had audience with my dharma protector via the official Panglung Oracle, you can see more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
2 days ago
Dear Pasang and Wife, I thank you both for your wonderful agate mala gift. It is very kind of you. Much prayers for you both, Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
Very good news!!
3 days ago
Excellent advice
4 days ago
This is super simple yet super powerful and it is the black and white truth. Read this short thought and contemplate deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 days ago
At the age of 23, Tsongkhapa went to the region of U to meet up with some people from his hometown, Amdo. His friends entreated him to return to Amdo and they also gave him a letter from his mother. She also requested him to return to Amdo and had slipped one of her white hairs in the letter too. Touched by this, Tsongkhapa considered returning to Amdo for a while. However, when he contemplated deeper. he realized that if he left for Amdo, he would be disrupting his practices of mental discipline. As there was no benefit, he sadly decided not to return to his homeland. Instead he sent a thangka of a painting of himself to his mother in Amdo. When his mother opened it, the picture spoke to her and it was as if Tsongkhapa was there with her, which brought her great joy. In a letter accompanying the thangka, Tsongkhapa requested his mother and sister to build a stupa around the sandalwood tree which had sprung up at his birth. His mother and sister complied and from that stupa, the holy monastery of Kumbum developed.
6 days ago
In this day and age this is totally necessary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69186
6 days ago
Never listen to one's own egoistic thoughts, but follow what Dorje Shugden advises always. Your ego makes sure you lose but Dorje Shugden makes sure you win!~ Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
Pastor David giving dharma talks today in Kechara Forest Retreat. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Dear friends, open this up and PLEASE read it carefully. It's short. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
This is worth remembering and worth sharing. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Very nice message I wanted to share. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Comfortable sitting room of H.H. Dalai Lama
1 week ago
Inside the monastery there is hut with bamboo and plums. The host and the guest has met with pure hearts. Don't complain we have stood in front of the door and chatted a long time as the sun set on the pier we wait for the boat to return. ~Lien Gong
1 week ago
Holy beings manifest in both conventional and unconventional methods to benefit us. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is powerful. We are in a great place and that is Kechara. Some in the past and present and maybe future may think otherwise. And that is ok. Everyone has their karma to contend with. But if we put our efforts in Kechara and it's our genuine efforts, it can be no different than other places and even better. Where we put our efforts is where we will get the results. I guess this illustration says it all. "The grass isn't greener on the other side. It's greener where YOU water it.". Where we 'water' it is the effort we put in. Since we are here, we should do our best instead of doing little or mediocre thinking there is a better place and this is just a transition place. Because maybe this is the best place but some of us don't see it because we are blinded by our projections. Just my thoughts. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Peace and freedom
2 weeks ago
Thank you!!
2 weeks ago
Powerrful!
2 weeks ago
Never threaten or hurt others because of their choice of religion. 
2 weeks ago
Please accept our humble requests to Your Holiness. 
2 weeks ago
To Your Holinesss the Dalai Lama. 
2 weeks ago
We would like a resolution please.
2 weeks ago
Beautiful and sacred Wangtsey tsatsa. http://www.vajrasecrets.com
2 weeks ago
Good friends are hard to find and when we find them, treasure them. TR
2 weeks ago
Painfully true. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Excellent
3 weeks ago
Stunning photo!
3 weeks ago
A thought
3 weeks ago
More people offering prayers at the Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat. Nice.
3 weeks ago
My personal statue of Authority-Averting Ganapati statue. Carved of wood and around 24 inches in height. Tibetan: Surkek Selway Tsokdak
3 weeks ago
This loyal friendship writing is so applicable to my life. All the kind and beneficial things I have in my life came from friends and especially my gurus. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
A picture of myself back in 1990 with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in background. Gangchen Rinpoche asked me to teach at that time.
3 weeks ago
Beautiful vintage photo of the entrance into the Bodhanath Stupa in Kathmandu. One of my favorite holy places of all time. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is the senior oracle (Kuten Lama) of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a good friend of mine. I miss him very much. He was kind to me always. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
I have my own style, thoughts, methods and choices. It's not to bother you, but it's who I am. Similarily, I practice Shugden and you should  not have a problem with it. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is something that is hard to accept but necessary. It's simple and the truth. Everyone has their own karma and road to trek. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is so beautiful. Would love to live near this.
3 weeks ago
Some conversation with the highly regarded 7th Panglung Kuten oracle monk of Tibet. He has been taking trance of Shugden and Setrap for over 30 years. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I am showing my shrine to the 7th Panglung Oracle monk. Great honor. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Myself and the great 7th Panglung Oracle monk. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Nice of the 7th Panglung Kuten (Oracle monk) to visit me.
3 weeks ago
Jp is in charge of the doing a beautiful fish pond is Kechara Forest Retreat. When visitors come, it will be healing to sit by the waters and hear the sound of water and meditate. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This is very important to remember. Dharma work reflects this statement so thoroughly. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This is one of my good friends and who has helped me and Kechara very much. She is a very kind person. I wish her to be blessed by Dorje Shugden as well as her family always. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
This lovely couple came from Canada and joined our pujas and events today in Kechara Forest Retreat. Welcome! 2015. Tsem Rinpoche 
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  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    5 days ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    1 month ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    1 month ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
  • Mumu Loves Snack!
    1 month ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    1 month ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    1 month ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    1 month ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    2 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html
  • Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
    2 months ago
    Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
  • A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
    2 months ago
    A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
  • Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    4 months ago
    Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    4 months ago
    A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
    4 months ago
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
  • Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 1
    4 months ago
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 1

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CHAT PICTURES

21 hours ago
Medicine Buddha Puja was sponsor by a sponsor for her illness to heal fast. By Puja House, 2 July'15
21 hours ago
Dorje Shugden Puja is highly demanded by sponsors. Some sponsor have even sponsor Dorje Shugden Puja for every month. By Puja House, 2 July'15
21 hours ago
Dukkar Puja was Sponsored by a Sponsor dedicated to her daughter. By Puja House , 2 July'15
21 hours ago
Setrap Puja did today for Sponsor dedicated to their kids. May the negative disturbances that influence their kids can be pacify. By Puja House, 2 July'15
21 hours ago
During Puja we will always chant mantra of multiply and blessed the rosary. By Puja House 2 July'15
yesterday
Chuan checked into the soup kitchen feeling worried this morning. He told us that he was coughing and there were blood coming out from his spluthum this morning. Chuan explained that he had the symptoms since morning and otherwise he is feeling fine. He was very worried if he has contracted a serious disease. He was then immediately rushed to the hospital for further checks for suspected TB and requires admission. We wish Chuan a swift recovery from his illness swiftly. Justin@KSK
yesterday
The group of volunteers from IKEA Malaysia who helped in the kitchen. They also helped to deliver food provisions to our Food Bank recipients today. Thank you for your participation! 来到我们香积厨帮忙的IKEA Malaysia志工们。他们今天也帮忙派送食粮给我们食物银行的受惠者。谢谢你们的参与! Justin@KSK
yesterday
The group of volunteers from IKEA Malaysia who helped in the kitchen. They also helped to deliver food provisions to our Food Bank recipients today. Thank you for your participation! 来到我们香积厨帮忙的IKEA Malaysia志工们。他们今天也帮忙派送食粮给我们食物银行的受惠者。谢谢你们的参与! Justin@KSK
2 days ago
Dorje Shugden Puja is highly demanded these days, especially to help in clearing the obstacles for company financial. By Puja House, 1 July '15
2 days ago
Druchuma Puja is popular in Puja House. Many Sponsor sponsored for their company staffs to work in harmony. By Puja House 1 July'15
2 days ago
Altar set up for weekly Setrap and Dorje Shugden Puja is ready. Tonight Puja will be conducted in mandarin language. By Puja House, 1 July'15
2 days ago
Setting up offering for weekly Medicine Buddha Puja at Gompa. By Puja House, 1 July'15
3 days ago
Beautiful tormas for Drolchok Puja. By Puja House 30 June 15
3 days ago
Drolchok Puja or 21 Tara Puja is for wishes to Be fulfilled. By Puja House 30 June'15
3 days ago
A kind Doctor Sponsor a medicine Buddha Puja for the patients she treat . May all her patients protect by Buddha Medicine and get heal. Also she can spot the illness of her patients quicker. By Puja House 30 June '15
3 days ago
A Sponsor sponsored Menlha Puja for relative who just have surgery. May she heal well. By Puja House 30 June'15
3 days ago
A new premise is opening, the Sponsor sponsored a Dorje Shugden Puja to bless the business to be successful. By Puja House 30 June 2015
3 days ago
Wow..this is funny!! Shared by Rinpoche. Lucy Yap
3 days ago
Inspiring thoughts for the day! Shared by H.E.Tsem Rinpoche Lucy Yap
4 days ago
Weekly English Dorje Shugden & Setrap puja was led by Pastor KH Ng and assisted by LT Loo.The Pastor on duty, Pastor Han Nee gave a short Dharma talk from Animal Liberation to Adopting Birds at Kechara Forest Retreat aviary. Lucy Yap
4 days ago
Dzambala suggests an antidote, generosity: Practicing Dzambala helps us to overcome miserliness and to develop a more generous mind. And it is through this generosity (not the greed we are accustomed to) that we can attain real wealth. Tonight's weekly Dzambala puja (Chinese) was led by Poney Sim and assisted by Danny Seah.at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap
4 days ago
Today weekly Dzambala Puja led by Poney Sim and assisted by David Lai, Tracy and Danny_PB
4 days ago
Weekly Sunday Dharma Class (Chinese Intermediate) led by Koh Wah Ying_PB
4 days ago
Never listen to one's own egoistic thoughts, but follow what Dorje Shugden advises always. Your ego makes sure you lose but Dorje Shugden makes sure you win!~ Tsem Rinpoche_PB
4 days ago
Puja team performed bereavement Puja this afternoon. By Puja House 29 June'15

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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