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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41 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.

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    Resurrection? Prove It to Me
    by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson “Raised from the dead? Sure. Right. And I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.”
    That’s how Thomas might have responded if he had lived in our day. “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”1 He’d seen dead people before. And Jesus was dead. He sounds like sophisticated rationalists of the Twenty-first Century. “It isn’t plausible,” they would contend. “It didn’t happen.” But what if it did happen? Thomas was convinced when Jesus appeared to him, reached out his hands to Thomas, and said, “Put your finger here.” Thomas dropped to his knees. “My Lord and my God!”2 It was self-hypnosis, you counter. The disciples wanted to believe that their Lord was not dead, so they just invented it out of whole cloth. Really? Let’s look at some of the evidence. Jesus’ body was missing. If the Jews could have found it, they could have stilled the preaching of Jesus’ resurrection that filled Jerusalem. But they could not.
    The body wasn’t stolen. The Romans had no motive. The Jews had no motive. Ah-ha, you say, the disciples stole it. There is the matter of the Roman guards, and the disciples’ initial disbelief when the women brought them the news early that Easter morning. This brings me to my third point.
    If the disciples had stolen the body, you wouldn’t expect them to risk their lives. People don’t die for what they know is not true. But the disciples put their lives on the line, and nearly all were eventually martyred for their faith. They certainly believed it.
    The church mushroomed size in Jerusalem, the very place he was crucified. Followers of Jesus in the city of Jerusalem grew from a few dozen to thousands upon thousands soon after Jesus’ resurrection. They believed it was true.
    Contemporary documents refer to the event. Thallus the Samaritan, Suetonius, Tacitus, Pliny contain references to Jesus. Jewish historian Josephus writes about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. They knew something had happened.
    Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is actually more plausible than any other explanation. That’s why we Christians make such a big deal about Easter. That’s why we celebrate.
    Jesus’ resurrection means that death is not the end. That though my body may lie mouldering in the ground, Jesus, whom the Father raised from the dead, gives me eternal life. Ultimately, we Christians believe, our bodies, too, will be raised from the dead.
    And since Jesus is not dead, people can encounter him today. You can know him through a personal relationship. I could point to lots of people who can testify what Jesus has done in their lives to bring them from the brink of disaster to peace and meaning and joy. He changes people for good.
    If you’re not sure can’t really say you’ve met this risen Jesus, this Easter Sunday why don’t you slip into church to seek him. And perhaps in the midst of our celebration, you’ll find him for yourself.
    He’s alive, you know. That’s what Easter is all about!
  • Oya
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 02:05 PM)
    Hi , Rinpoche invited me here to join in the chat
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 12:40 PM)
    Take 15 seconds and see this. This being has so much feeling for the little boy hugging….amazing. Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdxo1mZeY68&feature=youtu.be
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 09:51 AM)
    “If you utilize obstacles properly, then it strengthens your courage, and it also gives you more intelligence, more wisdom. Because there is obstacle, you make attempt; so have to think, have to try something. Have to try certain way; so this gives strength and also wisdom and intelligence. If you use them in wrong way, then discourage, failure, depression.”–His Holiness The Dalai Lama
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 12:30 AM)
    The Four Immeasurables Love, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity SEM CHEN TAM CHE DAY WA DANG DAY WAY GYU DANG DEN PAR GYUR CHIG
    SEM CHEN TAM CHE DUG NGEL DANG DUG NGEL KYI GYU DANG DREL WAR GYUR CHIG
    SEM CHEN TAM CHE DUG NGEL MAY PAY DAY WA DANG MI DREL WAR GYUR CHIG
    SEM CHEN TAM CHE NYE RING CHAG DANG NYI DANG DREL WAY DANG NYOM LA NAY PAR GYUR CHIG May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes,
    May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes,
    May all sentient beings never be separated from sorrowless bliss,
    May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger.
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 06:24 PM)
    God Is my Father My Father in Heaven, how sweet it is to know that You are my Father and that I am your Child! Especially when the skies of my souls are cloudy and my cross weighs more heavily, I feel the need to repeat to You: Father, I believe in Your love for me! Yes, I believe that You are a Father to me at every moment of my life, and that I am Your child! I believe that You love me with an infinite love! I believe that You are watching over me night and day and that not a hair falls from my head without your permission! I believe that, in Your infinite Wisdom, You know better than I what is good for me. I believe that, in Your infinite power, You can bring good even out of evil. I believe that, in Your infinite goodness, You make everything to the advantage of those who love You; even under the hands of those who strike me I kiss Your hand which heals! I believe, but increase in me faith, hope and love! Teach me always to see You love as my guide in every event of my life. Teach me to surrender myself to You like a baby in its mother’s arms. Father, You know everything. You see everything, you know me better than I know myself; You can do everything, and You love me! My Father, since it is Your wish that we should always turn to You, I come with confidence to ask You, together with Jesus and Mary….(here request the favor that you desire). For this intention, and uniting myself to their Most Sacred Hearts, I offer You all my prayers, my sacrifices and mortification’s, all my actions, and greater faithfulness to my duties. Give me the light, the grace and the power of the Holy Spirit! Strengthen me in this Spirit, that I may never lose Him, never sadden Him and never allow Him to become weaker in me. My Father, I ask this in the name of Jesus, Your Son! And You, Jesus, open Your Heart and place in it my own, and, together with Mary’s, offer it to our divine Father! Obtain for me the grace that I need! Divine Father, call all men to Yourself. Let all the world proclaim Your fatherly goodness and You divine mercy! Be a tender Father to me and protect me wherever I am, like the apple of Your eye. Make me always a worthy son/daughter; have mercy on me! Divine Father, sweet hope of our souls, may You be known, honored and loved by all men! Divine Father, infinite goodness poured out on all peoples, may You be known, honored and loved by all men! Divine Father, beneficent dew of humanity, may You be known, honored and loved by all men! ~~ by Mother Eugenia
  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 06:20 PM)
    For the expanding grandeur of Creation,
    worlds known and unknown,
    galaxies beyond galaxies,
    filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations: We give thanks this day. For this fragile planet earth,
    its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons: We give thanks this day. For the joy of human life,
    its wonders and surprises, its hopes and achievements: We give thanks this day. For our human community,
    our common past and future hope,
    our oneness transcending all separation,
    our capacity to work for peace and justice in the midst of hostility and oppression: We give thanks this day. For high hopes and noble causes, for faith without fanaticism,
    for understanding of views not shared: We give thanks this day. For all who have labored and suffered for a fairer world,
    who have lived so that others might live in dignity and freedom: We give thanks this day. For human liberty and sacred rites;
    for opportunities to change and grow, to affirm and choose: We give thanks this day. We pray that we may live not by our fears but by our hopes,
    not by our words but by our deeds. we give thanks this day – o. eugene pickett
  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 12:18 AM)
    Today I purpose to live My life will shine
    As the morning sings
    I walk in liberty
    Bound in true dreams
    Manifested promises
    Chase my forward motion
    A covered path before me
    The fruits of my hoping
    The fruits of my living Today I purpose to love My love will speak
    With the sound of grace
    Merciful within mercy
    The works of my faith
    Smiles of overflowing
    Inspire my giving
    Abundance of joy as rain
    The fruits of my living michael john faciane
  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 12:11 AM)
    May I be protector for those without one,
    A guide for all travellers on the way;
    May I be a bridge, a boat and a ship
    For all who wish to cross (the water). May I be an island for those who seek one
    And a lamp for those desiring light,
    May I be a bed for all who wish to rest
    And a slave for all who want a slave. May I be a wishing jewel, a magic vase,
    Powerful mantras and great medicine,
    May I become a wish‐fulfilling tree
    And a cow of plenty for the world. Just like space
    And the great elements such as earth,
    May I always support the life
    Of all the boundless creatures. And until they pass away from pain
    May I also be the source of life
    For all the realms of varied beings
    That reach unto the ends of space. a guide to the bodhisattva’s way of life – shantideva
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Thursday, Apr 17. 2014 12:31 AM)
    Eight Verses of Training The Mind (By Kadampa Geshe Langri Tangpa 1054 – 1123) With the determination to accomplish
    The highest welfare for all sentient beings
    Who surpass even a wish-granting jewel
    I will learn to hold them supremely dear. Whenever I associate with others I will learn
    To think of myself as the lowest among all
    And respectfully hold others to be supreme
    From the very depths of my heart In all actions I will learn to search into my mind
    And as soon as an afflictive emotion arises
    Endangering myself and others
    I will firmly face and avert it. I will learn to cherish all beings of bad nature
    And those pressed by strong sins and sufferings
    As if I had found a precious
    Treasure very difficult to find When others out of jealousy treat me badly
    With abuse, slander, and so on,
    May I suffer the defeat
    And offer the victory to them When one whom I have benefited with great hope
    Unreasonably hurts me very badly,
    I will learn to view that person
    As an excellent spiritual guide. In short, I will learn to offer to everyone without exception
    All help and happiness directly and indirectly
    And respectfully take upon myself
    All harm and suffering of my mothers. I will learn to keep all these practices
    Undefiled by the stains of the eight worldly conceptions
    And by the understanding of all phenomena as like illusions
    Be released from the bondage of attachment.
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 11:08 PM)
    Let the rain come and wash away
    the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds
    held and nurtured over generations.
    Let the rain wash away the memory
    of the hurt, the neglect.
    Then let the sun come out and
    fill the sky with rainbows.
    Let the warmth of the sun heal us
    wherever we are broken.
    Let it burn away the fog so that
    we can see each other clearly.
    So that we can see beyond labels,
    beyond accents, gender or skin color.
    Let the warmth and brightness
    of the sun melt our selfishness.
    So that we can share the joys and
    feel the sorrows of our neighbors.
    And let the light of the sun
    be so strong that we will see all
    people as our neighbors.
    Let the earth, nourished by rain,
    bring forth flowers
    to surround us with beauty.
    And let the mountains teach our hearts
    to reach upward to heaven. Amen. a prayer for the world – rabbi harold kushner
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 06:27 PM)
    Great God, who has told us
    “Vengeance is mine,”
    save us from ourselves,
    save us from the vengeance in our hearts
    and the acid in our souls. Save us from our desire to hurt as we have been hurt,
    to punish as we have been punished,
    to terrorize as we have been terrorized. Give us the strength it takes
    to listen rather than to judge,
    to trust rather than to fear,
    to try again and again
    to make peace even when peace eludes us. We ask, O God, for the grace
    to be our best selves.
    We ask for the vision
    to be builders of the human community
    rather than its destroyers.
    We ask for the humility as a people
    to understand the fears and hopes of other peoples. We ask for the love it takes
    to bequeath to the children of the world to come
    more than the failures of our own making.
    We ask for the heart it takes
    to care for all the peoples
    of Afghanistan and Iraq, of Palestine and Israel
    as well as for ourselves. Give us the depth of soul, O God,
    to constrain our might,
    to resist the temptations of power
    to refuse to attack the attackable,
    to understand
    that vengeance begets violence,
    and to bring peace–not war–wherever we go. For You, O God, have been merciful to us.
    For You, O God, have been patient with us.
    For You, O God, have been gracious to us. And so may we be merciful
    and patient
    and gracious
    and trusting
    with these others whom you also love. This we ask through Jesus,
    the one without vengeance in his heart.
    This we ask forever and ever. Amen prayer for world peace – sister joan chittister – benedictine sisters of erie
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 09:08 AM)
    For vincent tan – Yonten Shigyurma – The Foundation of All Realisations Well-realising that the root of the path,
    the foundation for every realisation,
    is to properly rely on my kind Guru,
    bless me to do so with great effort and devotion. Knowing that this life of freedom, found but once,
    is difficult to gain and greatly meaningful
    bless me to develop the continual wish
    all day and night to take its essence. Mindful of death, this life disintegrates
    as swiftly as a bubble in turbulent water
    and after death my good and bad
    karma follows me like my shadow. Having gained firm certainty of this,
    bless me to be ever conscientious
    to abandon even the slightest harm
    and practice every possible virtue. Enjoying deceptive samsaric pleasure
    brings no contentment and is the door to all suffering.
    aware of its drawbacks, bless me to develop
    a strong wish for the bliss of liberation. With mindfulness, introspection, and great care
    induced by that pure aspiration
    bless me to make my essential practice
    the Pratimoksha, root of Buddha’s teachings. Just as I’ve fallen in this sea of suffering
    so have all beings, my kind mothers;
    seeing this, bless me to train in Bodhicitta,
    taking up the burden of liberating them. And yet, just wishing this, without practicing
    the three ethics, Enlightenment cannot be attained.
    knowing this well, please bless me to intensively
    strive to train in the Bodhisattva vows. Properly analysing the correct object
    and pacifying distraction to mistaken objects
    bless me to swiftly realise the path
    which unifies quiescence and special insight. When I’m a pure vessel, trained in common paths,
    bless me to enter with perfect ease
    the sacred gateway of fortunate ones,
    the supreme of vehicles, Vajrayana. Then, foundation for the two attainments
    is keeping the pure vows and commitments.
    having found unfeigned conviction in this
    bless me to guard them with my life. Having precisely understood the essentials
    of the two stages, heart of the tantras,
    bless me to strive without break in four sessions
    to practice Yoga as taught by holy Masters. May the spiritual guides who reveal this excellent path
    and the friends who practice it all live long.
    Please grant blessings that outer and inner
    hindrances all be fully pacified. In all lives may I never be parted
    from perfect Masters and enjoy the glory of Dharma.
    Perfecting realisations of the paths and stages,
    may I swiftly gain the state of Vajradhara. this is the Prayer of the Great Saint Great Buddha Lama Tsongkhapa!
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 01:49 AM)
    Those are the words of the Living Christ
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 01:49 AM)
    I am always with you,
    even when you are not able to feel me in your heart.
    I love you always,
    I surround you with my protecting love,
    even when you occasionally forget me.
    I listen to your problems,
    if you are sincere and receptive, I give you solutions.
    I hear your prayers and answer those which are in the best interest
    of everyone in your life including, but not limited to, you. I am the light and the thoughts in your mind,
    I am the sight in your eyes,
    I am the life in your body,
    I am the feelings you feel in your heart.
    I am always at work in your life for your greater good,
    although you may not always believe this;
    hopefully, your faith in me will grow constant.
    you must realize:
    “my will is whatever is happening in the present moment”.
    within this moment you must think and act
    with integrity, humility and courage,
    you must trust in me,
    and surrender your will to mine through acceptance.
    if you continue to demonstrate acceptance,
    integrity, humility, courage and trust,
    you will discover the secret of opening your heart to my love.
    the greater your faith in me
    the more I am able fill your heart with my love. it is I, who grants you the serenity to accept
    the things you cannot change,
    the courage to change the things you can
    and the wisdom to know the difference.
    eventually you will realize the samplings of love
    I bestow on you through others
    are purposefully designed to draw you closer to me.
    it is only I, who loves you unconditionally,
    I am an ever-flowing fountain of love, peace and joy,
    I will never disappoint you; I will always be with you.
    I mete out to you the exact amount of pain you cause others,
    because I want you to be compassionate.
    I want you to be able to give love and equally as important,
    I want you to be able to receive love.
    how else will you learn to love me?
    how will you learn to accept my love?
    the moment you realize the error of your ways,
    the moment you sincerely regret the pain you cause others,
    I forgive you; I nourish you with my tender mercies.
    remember, I never stop loving you for you are my precious child.

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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

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"Some people spend all their energy, and even risk their lives to achieve fame. Fame and notoriety are both no more than an empty echo. Your reputation is an alluring mirage that can easily lead you astray. Discard it without a second thought, like the snort you blow from your nose."~Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
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Over 22,000 views here on engaging in this practice that will purify and protect your environment from powerful spiritual disturbances: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=31904
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Dakinis are Buddhas' wisdom in feminine form. Without respect of the feminine, there can be no enlightenment. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Unusual & nice depiction of Manjushri. Tsem Rinpoche
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“If you utilize obstacles properly, then it strengthens your courage, and it also gives you more intelligence, more wisdom. Because there is obstacle, you make attempt; so have to think, have to try something. Have to try certain way; so this gives strength and also wisdom and intelligence. If you use them in wrong way, then discourage, failure, depression.”~His Holiness The Dalai Lama
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Very nice painting. Tsem Rinpoche 
yesterday
We should treat animals very well. They have feelings just like us and do not deserve any sufferings just like us. They can be our best friends. Tsem Rinpoche
yesterday
I wish more Buddhas are painted more realistically like this. Who did this? Tsem Rinpoche
2 days ago
There is a lama under the canopy at the temple entrance giving teachings and look at all the monks in the snow receiving teachings. When you want dharma bad enough, nothing can stop you. Tsem Rinpoche
2 days ago
I like this inviting scenery at the Nunnery of Tsogyal Latso area in Tibet. Beautiful small temple, holy stupa, trees, green, bright and look at the mountains surrounding. Not barren or dry. Perfect place to live, practice, age, retreat, meditation and pass away. Tsem Rinpoche
2 days ago
We have 13 Buddhist Pastors in Kechara. Four were newly ordained last night. After the ordination it rained for 15 minutes I am told while the sun continued to shine brightly in the area. One Pastor is in the USA right now so not pictured. Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
My Mumu boy is so alert, cute and intelligent. I can never get tired of loving him. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
I had commissioned this Thirteen Deity Yamantaka thangka. With Lord Tsongkapa above centre representing all lineage masters. Manjushri to the left and H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to the right. Sacred, beautiful and pure wisdom embodied in this thangka. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
This tastes really good!!! Easy to make. Some frozen items you have to heat up, take out of microwave, stir and put back in to continue cooking for a few mins more. This one you just put on for 5 mins and eat. But it tastes REALLY good and tastes home cooked too. Nice surprise. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
When can I find a location, house and environment like this? This is the kind of place I would like to spend the rest of my life in. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Jill Yam and also Mr. Hee always conducts wonderful pujas for those who come to Kechara House and request. I am very happy about that. The pujas offer tremendous results and therefore benefits for many. Our puja requests are growing very much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Even animals can show great compassion and sense when another needs it. Be kind to animals and be vegetarian. Collect less negative karma by not eating meat. Be kind always. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Portraits of People Living on a Dollar a Day- You absolutely must see the stunning photos and background. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=48180
2 weeks ago
This mechanism was recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck in 1901. Its complexity and purpose was not understood for another hundred years. Dated to around 200 BC, it is identified to be an analog computer used to calculate the astronomical position of the stars and planets. Its juxtaposition among other ancient artifacts is akin to finding a jet airplane inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The device, whose inner workings are far more complex than a Swiss watch, is capable of accurately measuring the movement of the sun, the moon (and all its phases), eclipse cycles and the position of the planets. Who could have built this?~https://www.facebook.com/cosmic.intelligenceagency
2 weeks ago
Prince Palta is my maternal grandfather. Princess Nirjidma is my aunt. She has two sons. The sons are my cousins. Wonder if they are alive or not? Where are they? Any offsprings? Interesting to find out. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Never be angry at your guru, Hold a grudge against your guru. Never seek revenge against your guru. Never talk badly about your guru to cover your mistakes. Don't abandon your guru or ignore  your guru because he loved you for you as no one else  did and dared to love your potential too. Never hold your anger for long against your guru. Your guru was only doing his 'job' by teaching you, showing you better, explaining the dharma to you and was very brave to do so for you as no one else would dare do so. No one would dare take that job. No one else dared to love you and give you more. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Nothing would make me MORE HAPPIER than to retire in this environment. I hope this manifest soon. By the karma of myself and the people I have hopes in will help it to manifest. I love this so much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
A very important poem to understand: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47846
2 weeks ago
Billy Meier took the best pics of UFOs. I watched a documentary about him with Seng Piow and we were both stunned how good the documentary is. It's alittle older but relevant. When you watch, you must please pay full attention as they have accents, but understandable. Listen closely to the technical information when his material goes through tests for authenticity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q7ye0dic0U
2 weeks ago
Nobody should put beautiful grandma to sleep ever and nobody should put that lovely dog or any animals to sleep. No animals should be harmed, butchered or caged. We are humans and supposedly more intelligent. So let's act like it by being kind to those animals that are 'lesser' than us and our intelligence. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is exactly what Buddha taught. What Tsongkapa explained. What H.H. Trijang Rinpoche embodied and what H.H. Zong Rinpoche shared with me.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
NEW POST-And some partners just drag each other down anyways because it’s convenient to be with that person. It’s not love but just using each other. I’ve seen that clearly in a few cases. People can hide with their partners and avoid real efforts because they are in denial, but denial or not, it will catch up. I am deeply sorry to say things like that too. But it’s true..please read on: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47760
2 weeks ago
Do you know about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho? If you don't you should find out now!! It is totally necessary to find out and share with others: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47397
2 weeks ago
It's fortunate for the student to meet a caring and real teacher in this day and age. It is also very fortunate for the teacher to meet a caring and genuine student. It benefits the dharma and many beings when a genuine teacher and genuine student meet and work together to benefit others. Very powerful and good combination.-See what I mean please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47425
2 weeks ago
The evil ways of some completely amaze me every single day.. They better take a deep breath when they close their eyes for the last time, because it's not going to be pretty. This is how this little sweetheart was dumped on the street.-From Harbored Souls Rescue (FB)
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, a special letter for Frederick but it might benefit everyone out there who are really seeking inner change and spirituality. I invite you to read as I just posted now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47445
2 weeks ago
Click on photo to enlarge and see what this six year old has to share with the world. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
My dad rescued her from an abandoned store front two years ago. They watch TV like this together! -Via Reddit (facebook)
2 weeks ago
My shrine here in the USA. Do you like it? Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, as you know part of my ancestry is Mongolian (Kalmyk). The Kalmyk Republic is one of the republics in Russia. And Kalmyk Republic is the only European republic that is Buddhist and they are Mongols in ancestry. They are proud people. I found a video that is very good. It showcases all the dances of the various Russian Republics. Very beautiful and rich Russian heritage. At 27:59 of the video you will see the Kalymk performers doing the Mongol-Kalmyk dance. I use to dance in a Kalymk dance troupe as a kid, but I couldn't dance like this! I was amazed how beautiful it was done and talented the Kalmyk dancer are as well as the other republics. I want to share with you. Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhnbLoFbpsU -Thank you- Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
The Medicine Buddha is the composition of the buddhas. This means that when we practice the seven-limb prayer and make offerings with the seven limbs, we receive the same merit as we would if we had made offerings to all the Buddhas. Similarly, when we recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha, we collect unbelievable merit just as when we offer the seven-limb practice to Medicine Buddha. Be the cause for many to come to receive the healing of the Medicine Buddha and seal tremendous merits for yourself and your family in this life and the other lives to come.~Martin Get involved: http://www.medicinebuddhahill.com
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, Came across this which is short and gives hope. Do see: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47218 Always trying my best to expose you to all types of knowledge, information and inspirations, Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I love country roads. I wish this one lead to a secluded wooden retreat house where I lived away and far from the trappings of samsara and it's endless deceptions. Those who agree or participate in the deceptions will not only invite depression and disillusionment, but perhaps eventually be 'crippled' by it and trapped for long spells of 'time'. TR
3 weeks ago
What a nice comment by Antonio Rocco Romeo left on my facebook comments. I like people who have gratitude and show it. Not just say it but show it because they are the people who will get far and be less self-introverted creating less unhappiness in their minds. Happiness comes from having gratitude. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
March 29, 2014-Went to a Native American Indian store yesterday to find stones to make offerings to the Buddhas. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
In horror of death, I took to the mountains— Again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, Capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done. ~ MILAREPA
4 weeks ago
This is what my 1972 blue Volkswagon beetle looked like when I had it in the 80's.  This is the exact color too. I drove it all over Los Angeles. It didn't have alot of power but it got me around. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: "However dark our minds may be, however hard our hearts may be, this is not our true nature... enlightenment is when we finally come into our true humanity." ... pic Korea Nov 2013 ( We must keep practicing and applying the dharma strongly to bring our real nature out. Don't let temporary emotions and dark feelings let us give up our dharma practice or works. Don't listen to people who have done very little for us or what they did for us heralds only more sufferings. Listen to the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche )
4 weeks ago
This can be applicable to some experiences in our past? So we just let go, forgive and offer our prayers. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
My shrine in my room where I work. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Nicholas arranged alot of flowers at my request in front of the house so it's more colorful and natural. Nice offerings. He has been working at it. Nicholas is hardworking, straightforward and easy to work with. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Joy has been with me for many years and very talented. She really has painted hundreds of Buddha images within Kechara. I asked her to join me in USA to help do some work and she was on the plane within 48 hours after her spiritual retreat in another part of the US. Joy is here in the USA to help our Tsem Rinpoche Foundation. She went for a two week retreat and then joined me. Welcome. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Mountains may crumble, the oceans may dry up, but the Buddha cannot lie.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month 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
    23 hours 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
    yesterday
  • 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
    1 month 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
    1 month 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.
    2 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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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
    6 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
    6 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    7 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
    10 months ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    10 months 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.
    11 months 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!
    1 years ago
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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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    Answer to Jo
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    1 years ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years 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
    1 years ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years ago
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
    1 years ago
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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
    1 years ago
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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
    1 years ago
  • Setrap's mantra
    Setrap's mantra
    2 yearss ago
  • Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    2 yearss ago

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~Bolivia sets 1st ever “Law of Mother Nature”~ I would really like to share this amazing article with all my readers. Please read it – what a good move and example that Bolivia is setting for others!~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bolivia-sets-the-first-ever-law-of-mother-nature.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Lama Kunzang Dorjee Saves Bulls~ Please read the story of how Lama Kunzang Dorjee saved over 650 animals who were due to be slaughtered. The story will not only touch your heart, but will also open your mind to compassion and developing loving kindness. ~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/lama-kunzang-dorjee-saves-bulls.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 hours ago
~Mother Teresa of the East~ I’ve always admired Master Cheng Yen for her true Buddhist spirit that translates into action. She is like the “Mother Teresa of the East” and her work has always inspired me… especially her work that shows Dharma in action.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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