Volunteer As Pre-School Dharma Teacher

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Guest contribution by Stella Cheang

One year and five months ago, I was plunged into close contact with pre-school children for the very first time in my life. It took quite a bit of courage on my part to take on the role as volunteer teacher. The initial reluctance came from my lack of interaction with very young children of the age 2 to 4 years old.

During my moments of hesitation, I came across a sharing1 by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche which reminded me that how lucky I am in this lifetime. I do not have to work 17-18 hours a day and can afford to put food on the table with time to spare sometimes. As I contemplated on what have I done to deserve this luxury, I realized that I can expand my role into bigger scheme of things, reach out and help spread Buddha Dharma to people instead of focusing on the enjoyment for just ourselves. And so the journey began.

Two months into teaching, my classes were frozen by my method of communication with the children. As simple as the lesson module might sound, the children were not following me. Most of the time, I found them incredibly excited to tell me something totally irrelevant rather than being engaged by the lesson. I had no choice but allowed them to butt in even though we were in the middle of something. But I quickly realized this was a way the children sought attention.

Many a time, they also exhibited tantrums and disappointments during social conflicts with their peers. It was hard to calm them without being a disciplinarian, and by being one, I quickly lost their trust because it was evidential that they plead for guidance rather than being reprimanded. This was when I discovered each and every one of the children felt very strongly about their sense of entitlement. It was really disheartening because each week felt like a blow of failure to the perfectionist in me who wanted very much to instill Dharma values in the little ones. I felt I had let everyone down.

 When the lesson is not interesting, children will display unwillingness to cooperate at class

When the lesson is not interesting, children will display unwillingness to cooperate at class

Then, I read that “A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard”. I took a step back and analyzed the situation. I was being reactive most of the time, lacking in the correct composure when interacting with children. I also realized the fact that I was always thinking in my adult capacity and trying to project my thoughts and communications onto 2 to 4 years old. I did research and proceeded to confirm my comprehension and ameliorated methods with seniors.

And so, in the following months, a variation of enriched methods were applied during the classes.

One of the most important adult-children interaction is to be at the same level as the child. During class activities, I started looking for natural openings in children’s play and then join in at their physical level, perhaps as a pretend play partners. One game I found very handy was letting the adult played patient while the children took turns to play doctor. This removed the barrier rapidly because the children were suddenly placed on a levelled position with an adult and of one that they can relate to.

Joining the children at their physical level

Joining the children at their physical level

It was correspondingly important to focus on helping children become familiar with words and language that project Dharma value. I found role play an effective way to accomplish this. Role play is deemed as the safe way to explore strong emotions, which directly help children understand frightening events like sickness, pains and even death in mock up circumstances. Acting out the emotions and overcoming it through rationalization is, in my opinion, the foundation to building emotional resiliency in the future.

As educator, the children naturally looked up to our words for instruction and guidance. Aware of the impact, I started making conscious effort to only use encouragement instead of praise. I avoided statements that evaluate or judge, but focus on making objective, specific comments that encourage children to continue their good effort, or halt their bad behavior. The main objective is to expand their descriptive language and let them think about what they are doing.

It is good to always thrive to use vocabularies that the children are comfortable with, it helped make the reading, singing, storytelling and role play more fun for both adult and children. Pre-school children tend to learn better with singular words that are made up of different letters, syllables and sounds, and the words should be accompanied by colorful pictures.

Using simple vocabularies help with children’s learning

Using simple vocabularies help with children’s learning

Knowing when to stop and how to stop the lesson is significant as well. I had learnt to pay attention to children’s reaction to the lesson, and stop when I noticed many of them are not enjoying it. I like to play bubble games or balloons with them when the energy level dropped and attention wandered. It is helpful to make a simple routine on when and how to stop the lesson, the children will gradually grow to follow the pace of the lesson.

The biggest joy is knowing the children are improving and they have Dharma values in them now

The biggest joy is knowing the children are improving and they have Dharma values in them now

Now, looking back, I am glad that I took on the role and did not give up. We can all make a difference in the lives of children, through perseverance, innovation and consistency. My heartfelt gratitude to His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, Kechara Pastors, kind sponsor and all Kecharians; without which, I would not had this opportunity to contribute for such a wonderful cause.

 

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Stella Cheang works as a corporate strategist, and is a teacher at Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS)

Stella Cheang works as a corporate strategist, and is a teacher at Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS)

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Rejoice for you Stella, kids that young have a lot of energy and think logic and rationale may not appeal to them. Rejoice for the growth in dharma in you that has allowed you to share the dharma with young children.

  2. Fong on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Well done. You have put aside your fears and insecurity to make a difference to the lives of the young children.

    Thank you for your commitment and hard work in learning how to deal with children instilling discipline and dharma in them. I can see that you carry the dharma in you as you can remember Rinpoche’s teachings at times of need.

    May you continue to grow and help the children find themselves in a life with dharma.

  3. yikming on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Thanks for your inspirational sharing of your journey and experience.

  4. Li Kheng on Jun 22, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Education is an extremely important industry because it forms the thoughts of our future generation. Through education, we can influence the choices and decisions of the future through people.

    Dharma education is bringing education many notches up and I thank individuals like Stella who dedicate time, care and effort to be with the children to impact on them values that will truly make them better people.

  5. William on Jun 11, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Thank you Stella for sharing your experience with us on your journey in Dharma by contributing to the Kid’s class on Sundays. Indeed I can share your feelings of wanting to impose our adult thoughts into children and expect them to behave a certain way, our perception. However, children are the most vulnerable and will not hold back their feelings and will express out at the spur of the moment. They are unclouded by judgments, perceptions and expectations.

    The saying that goes “Live the child in us” is true to the point where when we are being a child, we tend to live the moment and that moment is our true self . Does not mean that we are being childish.

    I applaud you for taking this bold step to contribute your time and effort in bringing out the best in the children.

  6. Pastor Tat Ming on Jun 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Children are not easy to teach as they think and act with different levels of maturity. Everyone of them have their unique disposition and character.

    I can relate to your initial reluctance to take on this role as it requires from us a great amount of love, patience and care for these children. Though this is a daunting task, it is a fulfilling one as you are instilling in them the values and practice of Dharma at a young age when they could be trained and conditioned easily than when they are adults. Good habituation should start when young.

    In the process of imparting knowledge to these children, you are learning to become a better person and a better spiritual practitioner. We are the role models for these young children who act like a sponge that absorb liquids rapidly. In other words, we need to behave appropriately as our actions influence the children! These children are the Dharma mirrors for us, they reflect our actions!

    I am glad you were creative, flexible and innovative in teaching the children. You tried to use different approaches to communicate with the children and to handle the situations when things became challenging.

    We have our own projections of how things are; similarly the children. Hence the role play which you had adopted is a good way to gain the trust of these children and to understand their needs better. The children can then better appreciate the role everyone plays in life including your role as a teacher!

    Correct use of speech is indeed important as you said when teaching the children languages. Four of the ten non-virtues relate to speeches. Right speech is what we need to impart in the minds of these children. In fact it is never too young to teach the children The Noble Eightfold Path!

    I rejoice in your tireless effort and perseverance in this period volunteering as a Preschool Dharma Teacher. The best gift from you to the children is the gift of Dharma. You will be most delighted when the children put into practice the Dharma values that you have instilled in them. Eventually, these children would grow up with positive virtues and Dharma imprints. You are actually making a huge difference in the lives of these children.

    Thank You Stella for sharing your thoughts and experience here. I hope you will continue to inspire the parents the importance of educating their children from young with Dharma. Also may more people be inspired to join Kechara as educators or teachers to spread the incomparable teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa. Lastly, may these children continue their studies in Kechara and be guilded along the path to enlightenment.

  7. Vinnie Tan on Jun 8, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Thank you Stella for sharing your experiences with all of us here. Through children we are able to learn so much yet we always think that we are better then them and we try to teach them things that they do not know.

    In my opinion, when we teach children we are actually the ones that the children are teaching new knowledge to. They have so much to offer yet as the adults we are constantly the ones that are polluting them.

    It is because we think that we know so much. In Dharma, I have learnt that everyone of us is considered as ‘damaged goods’. We all have our problems and when we do not let go of them, we ‘damage’ the next generation as well. Reason to this is because we think that what we have went through is correct and the pain and abuse that we go through is normal. Thus, we place the same pain and abuse to the next generation that they will too grow up with similar damage that we went through.

    Thank you Stella for showing that children are just mini adults that have not grown fully, but they too came with knowledge with some baggages that they have gotten from their previous lives. But, as a person that is suppose to be more ‘mature’ we should be the ones that are guiding them to the correct paths to not suffer just like what happened for us and not to damage them any further.

  8. Albert on Jun 8, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Thank you Stella for being a teacher for KSDS, it is definitely not easy especially first time teaching kids at this age, but your perseverance has made all these challengers become nothing.

    Kids are very sensitive, they can feel that you really care for them or not, and your success today has said it all, your care and dedication has made you a great teacher, even it is just a volunteer, you still put all your heart and soul in it to bring Dharma to young kids.

    Thank you for your inspirational sharing, you are not just a Dharma teacher for kids, but also to the adults, from what you shared, there is already so much to learn from it.

  9. Echeah on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Dear Stella, you are a great inspiration to many who may be restricted by self-imposed fears and self-limiting beliefs which can result in many missed opportunities. Whatever it is, we can, if we put our minds to it. It takes a lot of patience to keep all these young children of differing personalities attentive and interested! It’s a mindfulness practice! But by your care and effort, these young minds can receive the imprints of the dharma at an early age which could be the basis for their practice. So beneficial and highly meritorious.

  10. JP on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Your article on what you’ve learnt and how you’ve adjusted yourself in teaching children is insightful and powerful. We can all apply this to not just children but to adults and animals. All it takes is care and mindfulness.

    When we focus out on others and not on our own projections on how others should be, we will find solutions to helping them.

    I visited the children exhibition during Wesak Day and you showed me around. The amount of love and care that our teachers put into the children were reflected in the art work produced by the children.

    Congratulations for putting aside your fears and focusing on benefiting the children in accordance to our guru’s teachings. Looking forward to more sharings from you and the exciting programs you all have for the children.

    I’ve attached pics of some of the art work at the exhibition.

    Regards,
    JP

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  11. Uncle Lai on Jun 3, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Thank you Stella for telling your story and sharing your experience of teaching Dharma to pre-school kids. You are a good teacher, in this short time you are able to understand the children so well and find methods to attract their attention.

    Parents are aware that Dharma education is essential for kids of today especially when both parents are working. Children are taught discipline, self-control and learn to appreciate parents better who work so hard to provide all their necessities to their children who are enjoying now.

    KSDS of Kechara House headed by Pastor Adeline is to teach Dharma to the young so that they learn and grow with it. This is to follow the instructions of H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche instruction.

  12. shelly tai on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Thank you Stella Cheang for being so kind to volunteer your time time and effort to discover how this young children learn , it is not an easy task especially the young kids because their attention span is very short and they are very playful but once you have learn how to handle them it be fun to learn from them it kids do teach us a lot of value like patient and kindness keep up a good jobs.

  13. Kb Thapa on Jun 1, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Thank you for the sharing really admire your encouragement. We all know is not an easy to teach kids but you have doing with pure motivation and dedication to bring kids in dharma.. Your action will inspire many others do the same , this way the Dharma will grow..

  14. Callista on May 31, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Dear Teacher Stella,

    Indeed its a great experience shared in which I will learn from time to time on how to manage and communicate with the kids.
    Its always good to kick start Dharma teaching from young as they will grow up with an imprint in their mind. Besides that, learning Dharma will also enhance their social etiquette.

    KSDS won’t exist without everybody’s effort ….’It won’t happen if we don’t make it happen’.

    Thank you

  15. Alice Tay on May 31, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    I have been once being an assistant in Teacher Stella’s class and I noticed that Teacher Stella is a caring, passionate and patience teacher. She is creative and enthusiasm made every kid interested and pays attention to her teaching. As I saw, Teacher Stella loves the kids very much and I think the kids love her too.

    Thank you Teacher Stella for all your effort and commitment to teach dharma for this youngest group of Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS). It is not an easy task, but you have done it very well with your pure motivation just to impart dharma to them. We are fortunate to have a volunteer teacher like you. Please keep it and let KSDS growing with much flourish.

  16. Jace Chong on May 31, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Thank you so much for your efforts and sharing of the journey! It’s very inspiring to read about how you learn to communicate with the kids better and better.

    From the article, I can feel how fulfilling it is, although the process go up and down and there are many internal voices to answer, by getting through it one by one, I believe everything worth than giving up.

    Thank you Pastor Adeline for leading this meaningful education project! Thanks again to Stella and all the caring teachers in Kechara Sunday Dharma School. I found things become beautiful not because of the physical look, but the internal happiness that cannot be described by words when everyone is working towards the same goal.

    Please keep up the good works! 🙂

  17. Lin Mun on May 31, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you Stella for sharing your experience. I am very happy for you that you have overcome your reluctance to teach young children. To me it is a great breakthrough.

    You have proven that perseverance brings positive result. Your action surely inspire me and others to work harder for dharma.

    In addition, I would also like to thank all the KSDS teachers for working so hard to bring dharma to children.

    Most importantly thank you Rinpoche for building Kechara so we are able to practice and learn dharma here.

  18. Victoria Lam on May 31, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Dear Teacher Stella,

    I’m happy to have a good read from the articles which shared by you on the educating experience with the kids from Kechara Sunday Dharma School.

    Plants the seed for the young kids are so importantly and generate the education and the right guiding are very important. The kids are so luckily to have with Dharma. To have dharma and practice Dharma during their young age, they can practice to become a better person when they grown up.

    The kids easily find their outer and inner strength of their personalities on their likes or dislikes during the class and some events from Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS) like arts, interactions, presentations skills, to get more knowledge on Dharma, act on the role play for Graduations. There are some kids which are not interested on art, but some teachers find a creative way to applied on the kids to built their strength and confidence.

    The kids can practice not easily to gives up on something which they are not confidence with, but from the practice and teachers support, the kids are transform to be more practically and be more confidence from the results.

    May KSDS growth with success and may the kids become a better person in the future and benefits to others.

    Thank you.

  19. Grace Tan on May 31, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Thank you Stella for the time and effort that you have put in to all the lovely children with one direction and that is to instill dharma in these children at an early age.. It is definitely a very challenging task for you, to handle a group of young children as compared to sitting in a corporate office. Young children are like sponges. They absorb readily and eadily. During their growing up period, it is very important to instill positive teaching in them. You have done it well and heartiest congratulations to you for another milestone achieved. Kudos to all the KSDS voluntary teachers and pastor Adeline as well for their hard work done for the children. Most people agree that raising and nurturing a child is not an easy task. We parents can’t issue a rulebook or guidelines which guarantee raising a child into a well balanced adult. However, I definitely believe dharma can help us to achieve this. Without the voluntary teachers, pastors, contributors, and most important H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, our children will not have an opportunity to get near to the dharma teaching. The children are blessed to have you all.

  20. Cecilia Goh on May 31, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Dear Stella

    Thank you for volunteer yourself at KSDS. The kids are very fortunate that their parents are able to send them to Dharma class. They are also lucky to have you as their teacher. To handle human being is an art not to mention kids however you managed to go through the hurdle by using your skillful means, observation and perseverance. Nothing is impossible if you set your motivation to benefits others

  21. NgJesvin on May 30, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Thank you Stella for sharing your enthusiastic in getting close to the small kids.

    For me teaching small kids need a lot of patient and passion. Kids are very sensitive and they shows their respond in very genuine ways. Congrats to you Stella, another milestone for you and our younger kids. As a parent, I would like to say it is very fortunate for the kids who have you as their teacher.

  22. nicholas on May 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you Stella for your effort and patience to teach the kids. It’s not easy but you push yourself to manage what is unmanageable and turn them around for one reason, is to develop the young generation with dharma that you believe is important for their growth. You are a committed teacher and caring enough to even share how the kids does in the class with the parents. As a parents I really appreciate that.

    Kechara Sunday Dharma School is a success and will definitely keep growing due to their compassionate and caring teachers.

  23. Datuk May on May 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you Stella, your story of how you transformed to be an educator to the children brings to mind Rinpoche’s book of ‘NOTHING CHANGES AND EVERYTHING CHANGES’.

    It is your perseverance and tenacity to teach the children that made you a good teacher. Otherwise nothing changed but because you did, everything changed and having good results.

    Congratulations and may your contribution of the Dharma be the greatest gift to these children.

  24. Pee Bee Chong on May 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Dear Stella,

    Congratulation.
    Thank you for the sharing, really admire your encouragement and persistency volunteering as the pre-school dharma teacher to help and educating children.

    Pee Bee Chong

  25. Pastor Adeline on May 30, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Stella is one of the many caring, committed and patience teachers at the Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS). She always challenges her limits and ready to learn and excel. It is definitely not easy to take on a role to teach the youngest group of KSDS, yet she finds ways to succeed. She is versatile and takes her own initiatives to help in many areas in addition to the teaching role. She is an asset, to say the least.

    It is teachers like her that keep the KSDS growing and continue to bring dharma to the younger generations.

  26. Julien Roth on May 29, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Children are the future of our generation and it is important that they are educated well and using the right techniques.

    If children are taught wrong things or even bad habits, those negative traits may stay with them for the rest of their lives. Therefore the art of teaching is very essential so establish a bright foundation among children. And so because of this i respect all hard working and devoted teachers, like Stella here.

    What I respect the most from what Stella has done is that she pushed herself out of her comfort zone into a place where she did not feel completely secure or confident. She had never had much experience with children and yet she still wanted to teach, very inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Martin on May 29, 2016 at 7:39 am

    One thing I am very certain of, is that it takes a great deal of patience to be a teacher and even more, to work with children. And so, the very fact that Stella can work so successfully with the little ones and this not being a job she is forced to do, says a lot about her. It can only be a labor of love and driven by kindness and wish to see the children grow up on strong foundations.

    I like a quote by George Bernard Shaw that says, “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself ” and essentially, this is saying that we have to teach children only by example. The Kechara Sunday Class is a success story and Stella is one of the reasons for its success.

  28. pat ng on May 29, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Thank you Stella,for volunteering yourself as a pre-school dharma teacher at Kechara Sunday Dharma class.These kids are so lucky to be conected with Dharma teachings at such an early age. Teaching kids requires extraordinary levels of patience and care.I think it’s quite enjoying and fun too to teach young kids cos they are so innocent and cute.Some times they will be too active and might test your limits but at the end of the day it is very fulfilling and happy … with these little kids learning and soaking up everything that u have taught them.

  29. Lew on May 28, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Thank you Stella for contributing articles to Tsem Rinpoche’s blog. It will indeed add variety to this ever dynamic blog.

    I do send my kids to Kechara Sunday Dharma School, and it is heart warming to see the teachers, though they are not trained in teaching and have their own career, they took their time to volunteer in teaching the kids. In fact, not only did they take their time to teach the kids, they even took their time to LEARN, to me, that is really touching.

    We at Kechara are indeed blessed to have people like Stella who would work to benefit others.

    • Stella Cheang on May 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Dear Mr Lew,

      Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are really appreciative of your continuous support to Kechara Dharma Sunday School. Many parents are not aware of the importance of letting young children receive Dharma values at the onset of life, to develop a proper sense of values that emphasis on self-effort, self-control, and respect for others. And it is precisely these sets of values that I have observed from your 3 beautiful, kind and gifted children. From time to time, I noticed they are not shy to focus out and help others during lessons and after classes. They are also polite and have good manners. Even the more timid little one has become cheerful and participates in activities.

      On the other hand, Kechara Sunday Dharma School will not cease to bring Buddha’s Dharma that the teachers learnt from His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to children in an innovative and unconventional manner. Learning Dharma can be fun and enjoyable too.

      Many thanks,
      Stella Cheang

      • CindyH on May 29, 2016 at 2:29 pm

        Hi Stella, Even in responding to Lew you reflect your passion and enthusiasm 🙂 . In any event, thank you for a heartfelt sharing of your experience volunteering as a Dharma teacher connecting the younger generation with Dharma teachings. Reading about the challenges you had, how you find ways to overcome it and things you have learnt along the way is inspiring and really goes to show the extent of your efforts and sincerity in applying Dharma in your life and working for the benefits of others. Your kindness, enthusiasm and tenacity really shines through and same goes for all the other volunteer teachers too.

      • Wei Theng on May 30, 2016 at 1:52 am

        Great sharing Stella! It is great to see your article being posted. Like your heartwarming sharing about your journey of volunteering as a Kids Dharma Class teachers. I rejoice in seeing you applying Dharma and transforming you & your life throughout these years from the teaching from Rinpoche & the nurturing of Pastors.

        Indeed it is not easy to teach children, especially pre-school children. They are cute, sensitive, and need lots of love and patience to bring Dharma to them. However, you and the team do not afraid of learning and keep trying out new ways to bring Dharma to the kids. Salute!

        Lastly, thank you for all the effort especially to my little monster. She likes Teacher Stella very much! 😉

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  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 17. 2017 08:31 PM
    If it is not Guru’s compassion and kindness we would not have the chance to learn and practise dharma in Kechara. Guru is very important because he is a person who will guide and lead us to enlightenment. He choose to be with us so we can transform our mind. Hence we must always appreciate our Guru and change our mind to be better.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choose-your-guru-always.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jan 17. 2017 01:07 PM
    We are the only family to the senior pets, how cruel it is to abandon them when they are old and helpless. It is a time our pet needs us most because they are in pain or suffering from discomfort, and we should be more sensitive to their needs. Very heartwarming to read a list of ideas to shower the raging pets with some tender loving care. Thank you Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dont-abandon-senior-pets.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jan 17. 2017 01:02 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. Every time I read story of incredible loyalty shown by animals, I’d be marvelled at how more faithful, loyal, humane and selfless they are compared to us. Captain put us to shame. Many of us cannot even be faithful and loyal to the person sharing the same bed, let alone a dead someone… for six years! May we be inspired to be loyal and faithful to people who matter to us and who had benefitted, like our guru and our parents.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/loyal-dog-guards-his-owners-grave-for-6-years.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 09:49 PM
    Wow the 3 places are so beautiful. Very nice scenic, clean and so natural. Really wish I can visit Japan and any one of the places above. So calm to be able to live there.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/3-amazingly-attractive-villages-in-japan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 04:57 PM
    Beautiful and powerful short prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Rinpoche. This prayer is short yet very powerful and easy to understand, visualize suitable for all us and for those who are new to Tibetan Buddhism.Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful and powerful prayer.May Rinpoche always healthy to continue teachings and guiding us all.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 01:56 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this very beautifully composed prayer to Dorje Shugden. The prayer abridge the complete path to enlightenment complete with the powerful holy mantra Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha. May Datin MJ and everyone who recites this daily be blessed on their spiritual journey and their faith in Dorje Shugden grow forever more.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html#comments
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 01:32 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this very important teaching. It is simple logic; working on our mind will last us in our future life (long term investment) while focusing on our body only last us as far as this lifetime (short term investment and often time without return), if the body does not already give way part by part, prematurely. Therefore, utilise our precious time on earth to invest in our mind. Every pleasure that derives through this body is short-lived anyway.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/stop-dancing-with-the-corpse.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jan 15. 2017 09:33 PM
    This is very sad. In the new modern business environment I am shock that this is happening in India. This brick kiln management has clearly abuse the labour and has no qualm in admitting that they are treating the labour as slave.

    How can the worker work for 12 to 18 hours in this harsh place. Furthermore, they were not provided any safety gear and have to endure the heat in the kiln. The more scary thing is that they allow children in this dangerous work place.

    Thankfully, the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has taken steps in providing new guidelines. I hope the multinational companies there will adhere to the regulations and guidelines to stop this abuse.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and a reminder that how fortunate are we living in much better condition.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/you-have-to-see-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 15. 2017 01:53 PM
    Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with our daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.So scientists did discovered that people living near busy roads have a higher chance of developing dementia.Its the air-pollutants can get into the brain via the blood and which lead to neurological problems.
    Elderly monks live a very quiet life in the monastery, far away from the city do not develop dementia as Rinpoche noticed.The air is clean and healthy that leads them to live longer.
    Rinpoche have made a good choice to have KFR at Bentong in a natural forest environment. Whereby all of us can have a healthy.quiet and peaceful mind to do meditation,learn and practice Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/does-living-near-busy-roads-develop-dementia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 08:23 PM
    Learn and practice Dharma,work for Dharma before its too late.Try not waste our precious time ,as we won’t know what will happens next. So wasting time on samsaric activities that bring comfort and pleasure to the body is of no use .what will benefit us now and at the time of death is to cultivate our mind with dharma and dharma activities. Stay healthy have a healthy body , mind and have Dharma close to us .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful teachings
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/stop-dancing-with-the-corpse.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 05:24 PM
    This is a good article on Serkym offering and Kawang. Earlier when I just joined Kechara I do not understand why we have this rituals and why some of the offering materials are so expensive. Now I understand that we are making offering to the enlightened beings so we should offer the best.

    Thank you Bradley for your sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/bradley-kassian-share-on-kawang-and-serkym.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 03:06 PM
    Malaysia is a beautiful multi-racial country with beautiful traditional clothes each different race and culture.That i am proud of it as i love our traditional chinese cheongsum and nyonya kebaya.There are many different cultures in Sarawak too with many variations of tribal dress in different styles. Many of these groups have their own style and colour which caught my eyes by looking at those beautiful pictures shared. Here we can live happily with many different groups and can have religious freedom.But not so lucky for others whereby they attacked .injured each other like the Dorje Shugden issue in Tibet.I do hope the ban on Dorje Shugden will be lifted soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/traditional-clothes-of-malaysia.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 01:35 PM
    Without a doubt, it is the miraculous power of the enlightened Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden, who worked this magic and saved life. The deep faith in Dorje Shugden let the young Chin Wei suffered only minor injuries despite the collisions resulting in severe damage to the car. May Chin Wei recover swiftly and may his faith in Dorje Shugden be forever strong. Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/saved-by-dorje-shugden-多杰雄登保佑!.html
  • Victor.Choi
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 11:07 AM
    Good Morning Rinpoche, Moderator,Pastors and everyone in the chatroom. 🙂

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I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

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6 days ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
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Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
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Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
3 weeks ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
1 month ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
1 month ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
2 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
2 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
2 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
2 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
2 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
2 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
3 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
3 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
3 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
3 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
4 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
4 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
4 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
4 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
4 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
4 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
4 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
4 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
4 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
4 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
4 months ago
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Don\'t you love her bag? She\'s stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Don't you love her bag? She's stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
4 months ago
Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
Sent from Samsung tablet.
5 months ago
Sent from Samsung tablet.
We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it\'s traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it's traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
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    You will Never be Ready
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    Stop asking for Easy
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