From Beijing with Love

May 23, 2012 | Views: 912
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Dear students and friends,

Wow a thoughtful young man. I am very touched by his gesture. Everyone please take a look… He is so young yet thoughtful!!!

I just received news from Liaison Jamie Khoo that a friend from Beijing sent in several gifts for Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). These gifts came from Emilio, a young Philipino boy who is currently studying at Renmin University in Beijing, China. He’s an avid follower on my blog… although, I have never seen him on blog chat yet… hehe…

Emilio also loves reading two other blogs that are written by my students Liaison Jamie and Liaison David Lai. Both Jamie and David put in a lot of time and effort to keep their respective blog active for more people to understand what it is like to have a career in Dharma. Their blog reflects their spiritual development throughout their years in Kechara… a must read for all! Everyone should check out their blogs…

Along with the gifts to KFR, Emilio sent 3 malas as gifts… one each for myself, Jamie and David. How thoughtful of him to send gifts to Jamie and David as well! His well-thought-of gifts shows us who he really is inside, a person that appreciates and realizes that to receive the Dharma teachings is most precious… The malas are so beautiful. I placed the malas and items on the shrine and dedicated the merits to Emilio.

Emilio’s gifts will be safely kept for now, and later inserted into KFR’s Vajrayogini stupa. The benefits of sponsoring towards the building of a holy stupa, whether monetarily or by offering holy items, is very vast. Although young, Emilio realizes these benefits and for that I rejoice… take a look at his offerings below! Thank you dear Emilio for the thoughts, your message, your gifts and your efforts. I sincerely appreciate everything very much.

Tsem Rinpoche

 



Emilio.

 

Gifts for Kechara Forest Retreat’s Vajra Yogini stupa that will be built on our retreat land soon. Look at the beautiful malas for me, Paris and David… so thoughtful.

 

Malas offered by Emilio.

 

 
 
 
The content of the letter:
I pay homage and take refuge to the Lama, the Buddha, the Dharma & the Sangha!
 
To your Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, through Miss Jamie Khoo,
 
It is with utmost sincerity and humility that I offer these items to you in behalf of all sentient beings:
 
For KFR and the stupa:
 
1 Tara Tsa-tsa
1 Diamond Sutra
1 Ksitigarbha Bhumpa
1 Naga Bhumpa
1 strand of pearls
2 packs Incense powder (from Gaden, Tibet)
4 sets prayer flags
 
*nail & hair clippings for Ruchok
 
At the same time, I have three prayer beads to offer.  A red coral mala for Rinpoche and a turquoise and a copper mala for Miss Jamie Khoo and Mr. David Lai.  I frequent Rinpoche’s blog and your blogs too and I am thankful for what you have been doing.  Please continue.
 
Last and most importantly, I pray that the Buddha Dharma stay firm and benefit more beings.  May the teachers, Lamas, gurus, etc live long and continue to be a blessing to everybody’s lives.  May I in this life & in my future lives continue to practice & study the Dharma until enlightenment  for the benefit of all suffering beings in samsara.
 
SARVA MANGALAM! TASHI DELEG!
 
 
 
With folded hands,
Emilio O. Lopue. Jr

 

 

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  1. Jutika on Jan 19, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It was very kind for Emilio to send such thoughtful gifts for both Kechara Forest Retreat and Rinpoche, Jamie and David.

    May all this gifts offered to Rinpoche and Kechara Forest Retreat’s Stupa so that all his obstacles for his studies and safety will be cleared so that he will be able to have a chance to come to Malaysia and visit Kechara and Kechara Forest Retreat as soon as possible.

    May he also create the causes so that he would have the knowledge to teach Dharma in the near future because in my point of view he his a very smart and wonderful boy just by his letter and thoughts.

    Love
    Jutika

  2. Albert Ratchaga on Jun 21, 2012 at 3:22 am

    most of the time, gift does not depend on how expensive it is, its the sincerity that count. He learned Dharma from this blog, he understands the importance of Dharma and really wish to learn and to benefit others, what’s better than this?

    Emilio never take things for granted, he does not take and then be quiet, he gives, he repay, and his thoughtfulness shows how great he is, with such kind action, it really puts us to shame.

  3. nani ksa on Jun 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Emilio good people.

  4. June Kang on Jun 17, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Dear Emilio

    I rejoice for what you said at the last paragraph:” May I in this life & in my future lives continue to practice & study the Dharma until enlightenment for the benefit of all suffering beings in samsara.” This is great motivation in Dharma practice.

    May the 3 jewels always be with you.

  5. Pastor Yek Yee on Jun 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I believed he is very young, however his mind is very mature than his age. A young man but it is so thoughtful, detail, caring and nice. Emilio didn’t meet Rinpoche before but he knew Rinpoche through blog. The teaching Rinpoche giving in the blog can comfort people soul and mind like this young boy.

    May be Emilio got affinity to Rinpoche, because of Rinpoche blog than open his Dharmic seed. Any method Rinpoche used to spread Dharma will be have a great benefits for all beings. I sincerely thank you Emilio showed his respect and love to Rinpoche, I believed this will inspired many people.

    Dharma is no barrier. Rinpoche always catch each opportunity to help all needed. As one of Rinpoche student, I feel I am the most lucky one who can have a Guru like Tsem Rinpoche.

    Thank you Emilio for your integrity, you let’s me feel guilty and want to do more help Rinpoche in his Dharma vision.

  6. Karen C. on Jun 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Different people blog for different reasons : Satisfying personal ego, create awareness of personal branding, business, social network etc. I’m sure that the only reason Rinpoche is blogging is solely to benefit the people who read, contemplate, practice and make full use of the teachings or information on the blog.

    Emilio, I’m so glad you are benefitted by reading Rinpoche, Jamie and David’s blog and you show your gratitude by gifting. How thoughtful and sincere you are :) I wish you all the best in your future undertakings, of course, i do hope to see you in Kechara some day!

  7. [email protected] on Jun 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Emilio seems like a very systematic and thoughtful person to have laid out everything in his letter so well that it is easy to read and understand. Just like Emilio, whatever we do must be well-thought of so that other people will be happy dealing with us, instead of us being a burden to them.

  8. Emile on May 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Hi everyone, so sorry it took me so long to reply since the internet in China is censored and my previous VPN didn’t allow posting comments so I had to make ways. I hope you understand…

    First, I would like to thank Rinpoche for the merit-making opportunity and for the precious teachings that I have the honor of receiving through the immense efforts of Rinpoche and his liaisons even before this blog was conceptualized. (youtube vids and yahoogroups sharing) Through email, Rinpoche cared a lot for my development by sending a lot of write-ups and teachings that were very beneficial and I felt made a strong impact on me. I even had the fortune to be blessed by Him sending over gifts such as holy images of HH the Dalai Lama, Lama Tsongkapa and Yamantaka. For these, I am extremely grateful.

    As for the offerings I sent, it was just my way of planting seeds for fear that I might have no time, energy nor opportunity to do so. I hope everyone will do the same, in our own little ways, through whatever means and ways we are capable of, not only oneself but most importantly for the benefit of the larger self, the sentient beings.

    Lastly, I thank everyone for the attention and the time to read and some, to even leave comments and praises but I feel that I am far from what you all have written. I am just a simple practitioner trying my best to accept the liberation of Rinpoche through the little acts that I am capable of doing. Again, I humbly request everyone to support the Dharma, pray for the firm lives of these attained masters and do our best to be fit to be called their students.

  9. Li Kheng on May 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Dear Emilio,
    witnessing your generosity and your wisdom to recognize the preciousness of the Dharma put tears in my eyes! I was sharing with my friend, Emily, who is also young and fortunate enough to be blessed by the Dharma. We were so moved and people like you gives hope to this world. THANK YOU!

  10. june (ksjc) on May 28, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    太令人感动了,年纪轻轻的Emillo竟然设想周道,有这么细腻的心思,是年轻学佛者的榜样。你一定要加油哦。。你的愿望—“I pray that the Buddha Dharma stay firm and benefit more beings.May the teachers, Lamas, gurus, etc live long and continue to be a blessing to everybody’s lives. May I in this life & in my future lives continue to practice & study the Dharma until enlightenment for the benefit of all suffering beings in samsara.” 一定会实现的!!!祝福你一切安好,永远与佛法同在!!

  11. Uncle Eddie on May 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Emilio’s very natural and deeply strong dharmic actions have impressed and inspired many readers, especially the blog operators too, who so joyfully felt that what they wrote have attracted strong appreciative and well-acknowledged responses. Emilio seems an avid follower of Rinpoche’s vivid and exciting blog, and off-late have come on to Jamie Khoo’s and David Lai’s blog too. Our Rinpoche seems extremely happy over Emilio’s generous and enthusiastic interest in Dharma, especially from one who live in a so very far away and populated country like China. This means that Rinpoche’s teachings has spread far and wide. Nevertheless, Emilio’s thoughtful and precious gifts will be safely kept in our “Kechara Forest Retreat Vajrayogini’s Stupa, which is being built soon”. This means a well-respected honour for Emilio too!

  12. Wei Theng on May 25, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Very sincere and thoughtful gifts from Emilio. rejoice to see the generosity and appreciation shown by a young boy. It’s very inspiring.
    Happy to know that Rinpoche’s blog has reaches and touches so many ppl. As a student we should promote more the blog so that more ppl can be benefited.

  13. Uncle Lai on May 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Hi Emilio, you are young thoughtful and sincere. Is amazing a young man of your age and is so far away can send gifts to the lama. I think your parents will be very proud of you.

    What you did is an inspiration to many of us. I hope that one day you will visit KECHARA HOUSE… Welcome.

  14. Lim Han Nee on May 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Hi Emilio, for a young person you are deeply spiritual and amazingly thoughtful. Your choice of items for the VY stupa to be built in the Kechara Forest Retreat, as well as your choice of gifts for Rinpoche, Jamie and David reflect on the mature and spiritual person that you are.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could visit the Kechara Forest Retreat soon, and drink in its pristine beauty and its peace?

  15. Fang on May 24, 2012 at 11:34 am

    dear Emilio,

    you are an inspiration to many and at such a young age, i have nothing but respect for your thoughtfulness and maturity. may you be blessed always and perhaps one day, you’ll visit Kechara :)

  16. James Long on May 24, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Very thoughtful of him. 千里送鹅毛,礼轻情义重。A gift is not judged by the weight nor price, it is the effort and sincerity on preparing it.

    He is so young and so sincere, keep it up Emilio!

  17. Betty Yang on May 24, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Hi Emilio,

    It is so impressive that at your age you have already known so clearly that you want to pursue Dharma. How did you make it?
    I pray everyday for my son who is 13 years old to know and pursue Dharma and be a better person to benefit others and fundementally be happy with less suffering. I have not gotten any idea yet how to talk with my son about this.

    Rejoice!
    Betty

  18. Helena on May 24, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Dear Emilio, I rejoice for your sincerity in Dharma. Reading Rinpoche’s post on what you have done is way too sweet :) . Very thoughtful and generous in such a young age. Your message touched everyone hearts. Wonderful gifts that you have offered to Rinpoche, KFR Jamie and David. Please continue to support Rinpoche’s blog site and both Jamie and David.
    May you always bless by The Three Jewels.

    Much care,
    Helena

  19. tenzin llhamo on May 24, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Dear Emilio,
    you are such a kind and thoughtful person. Am very happy to know that you have benefitted so much from Rinpoche and Dharma. Hope to see you on the blog chat soon. It will be a wonderful way for all of us to get to know you better and you can always ask anything about Dharma and anything at all!
    May you always be happy and have Dharma in all your lives. Hope to see you soon in Malaysia! May you excel in your spiritual path and studies always! _/\_

  20. Adeline Tan on May 24, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Emilio is so thoughtful and sincere in his givings. He really appreciates what he has learned from Rinpoche’s, Jamie’s and David’s blogs and show gratitude in returning what he has benefited. I rejoice for him for being able to practice dharma at this young age.I wish you good luck on your spiritual path Emilio!

  21. Gim Lee on May 23, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Thank you Emilio for showing us that Rinpoche’s blog as well as Jamie’s and David’s blogs benefitted many people around the world.

    You are so kind and such a great young person; you show your gratitude by sending all those beautiful gifts to them. How thoughtful! I rejoice for you and your parents :)

  22. Lim KSJC on May 23, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks Emilio for ur sincerity and thoughful gifts and also the supporting spirit for KFR, and also thanks for the blog team effort to let Rinpoche teaching may flourish widely all around the world…

    Emilio i wish that ur Dharma path will be going smoothly and all obstacles will be clear…

  23. Low ksjc on May 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    It is truly amazing ,how a young lad like Emilio could show us the way on how to actualise Dharma into pure sincere action . By his gesture of kindness,is a sign that he is a true practitioner of Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche and the blog team,
    It really shows,that this blog is truly a treasure chest of knowledge for those who have a sincere desire to practice Dharma

  24. Koh Hee Peng on May 23, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Rejoice :D

  25. Yee Mun on May 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Very thoughtful gifts from Emilio. He has strong fate with Rinpoche’s teaching. Rejoice that Emilio has connection with Rinpoche’s teaching at such a young age. My best wishes to Emilio that he continue his distance learning with Rinpoche, Jamie & David and help to spread the dharma. And hopefully he will be able to come to Malaysia and attend Rinpoche’s teaching.

  26. ericchoong on May 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    亲爱的卢文龙同修。
    你好,看到你写给仁波切的信和供养的供品。你的真心和诚意使我感动。希望你在三宝和仁波切的加持下永远与佛法同在。请你继续阅读仁波切的开示,这样把学习到的佛法知识去帮助你身边的人。法喜。

  27. Sharon Saw on May 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Dear Emilio

    What a wonderful offerings you have made to Rinpoche, KFR, Jamie and David! This shows that you have appreciated Rinpoche’s, Jamie’s and David’s blogs and you are giving back. This is really dharma in action. Rinpoche always says that we should see any opportunities to give rather than always just taking – so i rejoice in your generosity. It’s great that you are so young, yet so interested in Dharma, which shows that there must be strong Dharma imprints in you. I do hope that you will be able to visit us in the near future.

    love,
    Sharon

  28. lanse on May 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Dear Emilio,

    Thank you for your gifts for Rinpoche, Jamie and David. I especially thankful for your offerings for KFR on behalf of all sentient beings. How thoughtful!

    I am truly happy that you like reading Rinpoche’s blog. You are such a lucky young man to have met and appreciated Dharma at such a young age. I am sure you will learn a lot from here.

    Hope to see you one day in Kechara.

    Best wishes,
    Lanse

  29. Julia Tan on May 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Dear Emilio,
    That’s very thoughtful of you. I thank you for your sincere care, support and prayer. I hope we can meet you in Kechara here very soon.

  30. KH Ng on May 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Emilio seems to be very confident with the Dharma like a seasoned practitioner. From someone so young is unbelievable and can only be explained by karma. The way he use the words “Please continue” tells a lot about him and of course that Rinpoche’s work is reaching many internationally.

    I rejoice!

  31. Wendy Loh on May 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Dear Emilio,

    I rejoice for you limitless giving, good thoughts and kindness. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Sincerely,
    Wendy

  32. Valentina Suhendra on May 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Dear Emilio

    Thank you for your kindness and generosity to our lama and beloved liaisons, David Lai and Jamie Khoo

    I wish you well in your study and life.

    Warm regards

    Valentina

  33. patsy on May 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    What a lovely gift from a person with a lovely heart! Emillo, it touches my heart that the letter you wrote is so sincere. You are so caring and thoughtful. I rejoice and my best wishes to you on your spiritual path.

  34. David Lai on May 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Dear Emilio,

    I just received your beautiful copper Mala (prayer beads). I found out from here that you are an avid follower of Rinpoche’s blog, as well as my blog. I hope you are reading this and I just wanted to give a big shout out – ’Thank You’ for the very thoughtful gift although we hardly know each other.

    I am glad that you like my blog and that you probably have learnt some things from it or you have been amused by what I wrote. A lot of what I post in this blog are precious teachings and anecdotes from the hours I spend with Rinpoche. I am glad it benefited someone like you. I do hope you continue to read, comment on Rinpoche’s blog and do go on the chat at the bottom of Rinpoche’s blog. I do go on the chat from time to time and you can ask or say anything freely on the chat as long as it is not hurtful. Please share you experiences on the chat and what you are doing up in Beijing. It’s amazing to hear that you have access to Rinpoche blog up in Beijing.

    Once again thank you. You have made my day and I feel even more encouraged to write more stuff on the blog now. Thank you!

    http://davidlai2.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/thank-you-emilio-o-lopue/

  35. nicholas on May 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Emilio is a grateful and thoughtful person. What a wonderful gifts and he really show a great example to many of how to repay the kindness of people benefited him.

    Rinpoche’s blog and reached many places and touched many people. It’s so fortunate for us and others to be able to receive the teaching.

    Hope Emilio wil come and visit Kechara one day.

  36. Louise Lee on May 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    The love from Rinpoche is from every direction , no matter where are you and who are you !

    Same to our KFR , we’re welcome everyone who want to leard dharma , and volunteer in the forest to support people who do dharma work !

    Every single little thing we do, also can help !

  37. Seth Chong on May 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    You’re the man Emilio.

  38. Wan Wai Meng on May 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Hi Emilio, I think I have corresponded on email with you before. Anyways It is great to see you doing well in China, do come and join us on blog chat yeah. Hope to see you in Malaysia very soon!

  39. Carmen Koo on May 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Dear Emilio,

    I just read this post, and find that your letter is extremely sincere and sweet. It shows how appreciative and thoughtful you are, and that even being miles apart, you are determined to send offerings to Rinpoche, and gifts for David and Jamie as well as items for the VY stupa at KFR. Thank you for showing us kindness.

    I love your handwriting! I hope that you are well, and that you continue to learn from this blog and talk to us on the blog chat. Good luck for everything!

    Much care,
    Carmen.

  40. Jay Jae on May 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Dear Emilo,

    Thank you for the well thought out gifts for Rinpoche, Paris, David and most of all KFR!

    We are most blessed to have a friend such as you to provide us with precious items for our most sacred stupa in this region!

    thank you!

  41. Girlie on May 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Dear Emile :: Thank you for your thoughfulness. Hope to meet you on Rinpoche’s blog chat.

  42. Tenzin Kyabsum on May 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    What a thoughtful gesture! Such beautiful gifts too. Not only is he gifting Rinpoche with gifts, he gifted Rinpoche’s close students with malas too. I can feel the sincerity of young Emilio. May Emilio always be blessed by the 3 Jewels.

    All the best in your spiritual practice, Emilio!

  43. Ethan Chu on May 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Emilio made offerings without fail every year, and his offerings are always dharmic and a constant surprise. Working for the Ladrang Gift department, I get to see how people are greatly affected by Rinpoche’s kindness and teachings. This is heart warming when you received letter and offering like Emilio because someone out there appreciates dharma so much and yet we are so close to our own lama and center we behave like monsters inc.. hehe. But it is people like Emilio who inspired us to value the dharma because we are so fortunate to have dharma near us in this very life.

  44. henry ooi on May 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I humbly ask of those avid readers of this blog to leave your comment on any article you have read and share with others your thoughts. You are also invited to chat and make connection.

    Emilio, if you were in a monk’s attire, you will look like a young lama!

  45. Cynthia Ng on May 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Dear Emilio,

    I rejoice to you! You are so thoughful and sweet :)
    The malas are beautiful! May you always be bless by 3 jewels and we are welcome you to Kechara!

  46. william on May 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Emilio is so thoughtful and cute. He looks cute too! but the important things is that he is guided by Dharma at a young age. His appreciation for Rinpoche’s teachings is shown in the carefully selected gifts and came all the way from China.

    Rinpoche has made a difference in his life through this blog and I’m sure there are many many more Emilios out there who have benefitted from this blog. This Blog would have been his guiding light since he is away from his home in Philippines.

    Emilio, We wish to see you on blog chat soon so that we can exchange views. Good luck in your studies!

  47. jamiekhoo on May 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Emilio,
    Thank you for your gifts and your thoughtfulness. The way you wrote your letter so clearly made it so much easier for Rinpoche to refer to the offerings and to read your personal thoughts. I feel that a part of the offerings we made are not just about getting something and sending it to the Lama, but the extra care that goes into making things clear for the Lama to see, so that he doesn’t have to spend extra time trying to figure out what the offerings are, who they’re from, what they’re for etc! (and this happens sometimes heheh)

    Thank you also, again, for the very kind thought to include gifts for David and myself. It was not necessary, but I appreciate your thoughtfulness very much. Please know that David and I first offered everything up to Rinpoche so that he can do blessings and prayers for you, and then Rinpoche passed the malas to us. Thank you. It is much treasured especially for the thought and care that went behind it.i

    I am not just saying this because I assist Rinpoche and the gift was addressed to me, but Rinpoche has also said before that when a person even thinks of making offerings or supporting the assistants in some way, it shows their appreciation of the teachings and their sincerity in wanting to support the Lama’s work. Again, I am not just saying this because I have received the gift so please don’t take this the wrong way, but it is something that Rinpoche has often said. Rinpoche himself very frequently makes it a point to send gifts to the assistants of his own teachers and other high Lamas, as an appreciation for what they do. So thank you again and have a wonderful week.

    We hope to see you soon in Malaysia :)

    Love,
    paris

  48. yf wong on May 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I am touch & amaze by this young man action…. i don’t know how he really feel inside him BUT i am really really touch by his offerings & truth generosity. Today, he is my teacher & i had learned a very powerful Dharma lesson from this young man from Beijing .

    Thank you , Emilio.

  49. lewkwanleng on May 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

    When I started working for Rinpoche, I never knew my “job” can be so rewarding. I sometimes wonder, how many people read the blog and the websites we created.

    Seeing Emilio writing in and make offerings to Guru affirms that there are many people who benefitted from it is the biggest satisfaction I can get.

    When people are giving and practice generosity, it will make this a better world for us to live in, and that makes me feel very happy.

    We are still working very hard to bring Rinpoche’s teaching to China. If you are an expert in internet field in China, please contact me :)

  50. Irene Lim on May 23, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Such maturity, such sincerity, such thoughtfulness is reflected on Emile O.Lopue.Jr.

  51. wahying on May 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

    一颗细腻的心总能飘洋过海让人感动。

    克切拉禅修林(KFR)值得一提,值得我们去支持的地方,不是因为这是一个大计划,而是因为它能给一切有情带来不可思议的利益的大计划,那个利益不仅终止于今生,还延伸至无计数的来世。

    以自己一个人的力量,我们难于成就太多给自己心爱的人或其他人带来幸福的计划,但是通过众人的力量,这是可能的。不要再犹豫了,赶上这班利益自己和别人的列车吧!

  52. Han on May 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Very thoughtful,touching, sincere and genuine letter from Emile. From the line “It is with utmost sincerity and humility that I offer these items to you in behalf of all sentient beings”
    Thank you Emile! You are such a compassionate person with a big heart.

  53. Cody (MBF Singapore) on May 23, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Hi Emilio, such a wonderful gifts you have for rinpoche ,pls help to continue to spread dharma and rinpoche blog and how fortunate we can learn pratical dharma from rinpoche blog. Let’s rejoice !! Pay Us a visit if you are in Singapore
    Cody
    Mordern Buddhist fellowship Singapore

  54. Doreen on May 23, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Even though, Emiilio is a distant studying from Kechara ( buddha, dhrama and sangha) he has taken the effort to send his appreciativeness thru his wonderful gift. He has understand dharma and the benefits of offerings to 3 jewels, from Rinpoche, Jamie, and David’s blog and benefited from the teaching of Rinpoche. To Emilio, I am sure one day we will see you at KFR or at Kechara Gompa.

  55. DR on May 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Such kind thoughtfulness from Emilio, who lives thousand of miles away and has not met Rinpoche! Emilio also sent two malas for Jamie and David, very well in tune with Verse 27 of 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion; Have affectionate regard for those closely around him (your teacher) as if they were your own dearest kin.

    Years ago, Rinpoche conceived the idea of starting his own blog and to be a ‘cyber lama’, so that his teachings can reach far and wide. Emilio is just one of the thousands who have benefitted from this vision.

    All the best to you Emilio in your dharma practice.

  56. David Loh on May 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

    The power of social media! Rinpoche’s blog has been proven and tested all over and has touched and seeped into the minds of many now. Jamie and David, keep up the good work too.

    Emilio is an inspiration and role model for all; not just kids, young adults and older people alone. The seed has been planted, being nurtured and very soon will reep what is sowed. You did well Emilio and your parents has done a good job with you! Keep doing what ever you are doing!

  57. sockwan on May 23, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful gifts from Emilio, he must have spent a lot of time looking for the perfect gifts. Not only he shows his gratitude and appreciation to Rinpoche, he also remembers Paris and David! He is really thoughtful.

    I hope Emilio will be able to come to Kechara one day and listen to Rinpoche’s talk in LIVE.. hehe…

  58. Siong Woan on May 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Cute Emilio!! Your smile so bright, your thoughts and actions so sincere. Your gifts and offerings reinforces Rinpoche’s modern ways of spreading the teachings of Buddha.

    Please continue to follow Rinpoche’s, Jamie’s and David’s blogs – and share the precious teachings with your friends and family.

  59. su an on May 23, 2012 at 9:19 am

    How wonderful that Rinpoche, Jamie and David’s works on the internet has touched young Emilio to send over these beautiful gifts all the way from China. He must have realised the benefits of offering these items for a holy project such as KFR and the stupas to make the time and effort. Now Emilio is going to inspire others as well through his example as shown in this blog post. Multiplier effect! Thank you Emilio =D

  60. sweekeong on May 23, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Dear Emilio, I happy that you have taken trouble to offer valuable items for KFR on behalf of all sentient being. Very creative and inspiring! :)

  61. sarahyap on May 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Wow! very beautiful gifts from a person with a beautiful heart. It is very sweet to see Emilio appreciate Rinpoche’s blog as well as Jamie’s and David’s effort on their personal blog.

    My sincere best wishes to Emilio’s studies, and spiritual path.

  62. MayOng on May 23, 2012 at 8:02 am

    HE Tsem Rinpoche’s blog, Jamie’s and David’s are really, really reaching out internationally to so many people in the world and affects them positively. They all worked very hard on their blogs to send out teachings to many.

    Emilio, thank you for sending gifts to Rinpoche for your appreciation to let him know how much his blog mean to many people out of Malaysia. Hope you will visit us here in Kechara one day.

  63. Yoke Fui on May 23, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Dear Emillo,
    You are very thoughtful , sincere and caring. Your parents have brought you up well indeed. I rejoice.

    Yes, Rinpoche’s blog is a treasury of dharma knowledge while Jamie and David’s are reflections of young people’s journey on the spiritual path.

    Keep in touch and hope to see you at Kechara soon !

    Warm regards,
    Yoke Fui

  64. Mc on May 23, 2012 at 6:53 am

    It is a pleasure to read this post and I am inspired by how thoughtful Emilio is. His gifts are carefully thought out and chosen and his note, simple and sincere. His selection of gifts is a reflection that he has been following Rinpoche very closely. I am grateful that there are people like Emilio and it is wonderful that Emilio is able to connect with Rinpoche.

    This blog is truly the key to bring dharma to so many people around the world and every time I see a response such as this from Emilio, I am reminded how lucky we are to have Rinpoche here with us, and how fortunate we are to have a committed blog team to keep this site going.

    Thank you for being an inspiration Emilio!

  65. Don Buchwalter on May 23, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Wonderful! It is SO GOOD to see young people that truly appreciate and practice the Dharma! I rejoice for you, Emilio!

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  • xuliang
    Friday, Sep 4. 2015 08:42 AM
    The day we teach the child the name of the bird, the child will never see that bird again. Must we get intoxicated in order to know what it is to be sober. It starts with the Vedas (accumulation of knowledge) and ends with Vedanta (the ending of knowledge). Why accumulate to discard?
  • tsemtulku
    Friday, Sep 4. 2015 07:08 AM
    When like minded people gather with good motivation combined with commitment and lack of fear of hard work, magic can happen. That magic is Kechara Forest Retreat. It has started but it will evolve and improve as we move in time for sure. With the dedication of Kechara members and blessings of Dorje Shugden, it will be greatly beneficial. I live for this. To benefit others. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Sep 3. 2015 10:33 AM
    Previously, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease of the liver for which many medical treatments are needed. As we approach the ‘obstacle year’ of Rinpoche’s life, extensive pujas also need to be done.

    We urge you to share our utmost wish for Rinpoche’s long life, and kindly request for your generous and kind contributions so that he may live long and continue benefitting the thousands more who will cross paths with him in time to come.

    http://www.vajrasecrets.com/urgent-help-rinpoche-to-benefit-more-people
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Sep 3. 2015 10:33 AM
    People are going to get married, get into relationships, have partners and they have been coming to me for decades asking for advice. I am not the best person to give advice, but I try. So please take a listen and perhaps pass it to friends who might need to hear what I am sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/ingredients-for-a-successful-relationship.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Sep 3. 2015 10:31 AM
    So when we see someone that we love and we care about, or other people – a centre member, our friend or anyone – and they need help, our heart goes out to them. Our heart going out to them and our energy put into sorry for them can be directed better. It can be directed in a form of a puja.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/what-are-pujas-about-do-take-a-good-read.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Sep 3. 2015 10:30 AM
    “There is a devil there is no doubt, but is he trying to get into us or trying to get out?”
    ~ His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Sep 3. 2015 10:29 AM
    “If being me offends you, maybe I’m not the problem.”
    ~ His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    Thursday, Sep 3. 2015 10:29 AM
    Tsem Rinpoche: Some of my favorite Tibetan dishes. Can you make any of these: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73679
  • xuliang
    Wednesday, Sep 2. 2015 08:59 AM
    …. the mind that is capable of saying, “I do not know,” is the only state in which anything can be discovered. But the man who says, “I know,” the man who has studied infinitely the varieties of human experience and whose mind is burdened with information, with encyclopedic knowledge, can he ever experience something that is not to be accumulated? He will find it extremely hard. When the mind totally puts aside all the knowledge that it has acquired, when for it there are no Buddhas, no Christs, no Masters, no teachers, no religions, no quotations; when the mind is completely alone, uncontaminated, which means that the movement of the known as come to and end – it is only then that there is a possibility of a tremendous revolution, a fundamental change…… The religious man is he who does not belong to any religion, to any nation, to any race, who is inwardly completely alone, in a state of not-knowing, and for him the blessing of the sacred comes into being.
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:42 PM
    Here is an extract (quite lengthy) taken from an interesting article written by a Buddhist teacher :-

    “………. What’s the point of all this? The vital point is that we must and need to accept that religion is an illusion, or religion is about illusion. Notice how we cannot really prove empirically or co¬n¬vinc¬ingly that any of our religious beliefs — God, heaven, nirvana, Amitabha, Guanyin, karma, rebirth – are really true. Yet, for some reason, we find them (or any of them) meaningful.
    Note that I do not say that they are false ideas — we don’t really know. Hence, they are illusions. An illusion, like desert mirages, can be real (we can actually see them). But we know that mirages, despite their visibi¬lity, do not really exist. Mirages have beauty and mystery – like works of art – to which extent, such illusions can be inspiring and healing. But, we must not delude ourselves that they are real, as you and I are real! Otherwise, we really need to carefully read Erik Erik¬son’s Young Man Luther.
    If we make serious efforts to see our true personality with the eye of honesty, we will see that we do have serious personal problems, especially when we take up religion seriously, especially if we are religious teachers (lay or monastic). To the extent that religion has contained us or mellowed us, that is good. But, as religious teachers, what we speak before an audience can move or mold them in more ways than we can imagine.
    The question we must ask ourself in our truest moments with ourself is: Am I teaching reli¬gion, or am I teaching my self? Am I really teaching Dharma, or am I projecting my ego? As a rule, if we are still unawakened, we can only teach our self: we share what we know and feel. These are all illusions, no matter how true or beautiful they may be (remember the mirage?)
    If we strongly and stubbornly believe that what we teach is as “real” as you and I are real, then we are saying that these religious mirages we believe in are real! If we insist that we have tasted joy, peace and wisdom in such realities, then we are (consciously or unconsciously) claim¬ing to be enlightened (when we are not) – we seem to be talking Zen. This is the grandest of delusions. And those who believe us, would be heading down the same path as we are.
    Animals believe what their senses show them to be real – these are, in fact, the only realities they know and act on. They would not know what a mirage is; they do not know the difference between illusion and delusion, between true and false. If we do not know what a mirage is, and we do not know what delusion is – what does that make us?
    No wonder the Buddha says that if we hold on to wrong views, we would become animals. And if we encourage others in our delusion, then we will bring upon ourself hellish sufferings. We create our own delusory (but virtual¬ly real) worlds. We will be playing our own virtual games for aeons.
    On a deeper level, all that has been written here points us to a recollection of non-self. Under¬lying all things, all our thoughts, actions and words, is the principle that there is no abiding essence, no immortal soul, no eternal self. Immortal soul or eternal self are an illusion. If we think that we have a permanent or eternal soul or self, then we are deluded (we are seeing what is not there, or looking at something but seeing something else). If we see and accept illusion as illusion, to that extent we are wise.”
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:30 PM
    The pastorship role was conceptualized by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche to preserve the Dharma and to give laypeople an opportunity to commit to benefiting others. The first Buddhist Pastors were ordained on 24th October 2011 and every year since then, more have made this commitment to bring the Buddha’s teachings to people in our modern era.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/support-the-kechara-pastors.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:29 PM
    These are some delicious Tibetan favorites of many. What is wonderful is that they are vegetarian. So they taste good and harm no one. I am not very fond of cooking but I know many are. I wonder if there is anyone out there who can make these? They are delicious.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-make-this.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:27 PM
    One of the lamas who first recognised me as a tulku back in 1987 was His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. His Eminence is a world renown healing lama from Sera Monastery who now resides in Italy thanks to the ban on Dorje Shugden. Despite the obstacles, Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche has worked tirelessly for many decades to promote world peace and provide social services to the community. He has set up schools to provide education to the underprivileged, and clinics to provide medical assistance that is both based on Western and Eastern disciplines. Gangchen Rinpoche has met with various world leaders to establish initiatives that foster harmony, and also does pujas and rituals to stabilise and bless the environments.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/respects-to-kyabjegangchen-rinpoche.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:24 PM
    We are attempting to plant some fresh vegetables and so far the results are promising. Today I was presented with our own homegrown lettuce and I must say it was delicious. I had three bowls of it and there were plenty more! Thank you! We are attempting to experiment, perfect as we go along and become better at planting a variety of vegetables. If we can grow more of our vegetables to consume, that would be wonderful. We can have natural pesticide free vegetables and help to defray growing food prices. It’s very rewarding to eat what we grow. Being vegetarian, most of my food comes from vegetables. I am looking forward to this very much as well as many others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/we-are-starting-to-plant.html
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 12:01 PM
    Till the false is seen as false, truth is not.

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What Am I Writing Now


 

The Unknown

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

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22 hours ago
Beautiful pendant of Dorje Shugden Trakzey available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This special form of Dorje Shugden rides on a garuda representing destruction of anger and protection of malevolent forces. Dorje Shugden protecting you wherever you go in the form of this sacred art pendant.
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Amazing Wangzey Dorje Shugden pendant available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden helps us to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations. Wear this special form of Dorje Shugden always!
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The principle form of Dorje Shugden in 18 inches riding on a powerful snow lion the King of celestial beasts representing Dorje Shugden has overcome all obscurations and four maras and is fully enlightened. The remaining form of Gyenze Dorje Shugden will be available soon here at http://www.vajrasecrets.com.
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Beautiful 18 inches Trakzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! So very rare riding on a Garuda. This form of Dorje Shugden is powerful to protect from negative energy and powerful energies that disrupt our minds, work and spiritual progress.
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Beautiful 18 inches Wangzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden helps us to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations.
3 days ago
This stunning Hayagriva thangka is in my aunt's shrine
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Stunning Protector Brahmarupa
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Protector Brahmarupa
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Interesting background on Protector Brahmarupa
3 days ago
The Goddess Trokner Jenma or Bhrikuti...Very nice
7 days ago
So picturesque: Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
7 days ago
Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
1 week ago
This Vajra Yogini is in Rashi Gempil Temple in Howell, New Jersey. My guru Kensur Rinpoche invited this from India and enshrined Her in his house next to the temple. His house was right next to the temple. I use to go and look at Her always extremely fascinated. The statue is there now and here it is. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Whenever we think we can't we should take refuge in Manjushri and do his practice and retreats and then our minds will open up more and then we will understand we can. That nothing is can't but everything should be CAN!~ Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche drew this Buddha.
2 weeks ago
Four wonderful people at a very holy and sacred location making pilgrimage. Many dakinis were sighted in this area.
2 weeks ago
Nice painting of Tibetan King Trisong Deutsen who did alot for the propagation of Dharma during his reign. He is worshipped as a Dharma king and attained being also.
2 weeks ago
Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in Canada! See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73108
2 weeks ago
The personal statue of Lord Dorje Shugden of His Holiness Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche. Very holy and sacred. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden statues to be given away
2 weeks ago
Some Dharma protectors have the special karmic link to take trance in people to speak. Gaden had a such a great oracle called Choyang Dulzin Kuten who took trance of Dorje Shugden, Setrap and Kache Marpo. This is a picture of the oracle of Gaden in full trance.
2 weeks ago
Two of the best people anyone can have as friends in their life. Left is Beng Kooi and right is Su Ming.
2 weeks ago
His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche visited me in my house in Gaden Monastery back in 1994. What an honour. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
My personal thangka. Centre is H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Left is emanating from his heart is Vajra Yogini. Right is Dorje Shugden. I am at the bottom eternally prostrating to them. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Each one of us should write a respectful letter to this temple head and try to release this poor elephant..Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Powerful!!
2 weeks ago
I want to be this Yogi in the picture. I want to be just like him deep within myself exploring the outer universe because I have conquered and mastered my inner universe. Because everything on my inside is explored, purified, cleaned and awakened, I venture out to the thousands of universes and limitless minds to bring them the truth of existence and phenomena. I wish to travel the three realms, various planes and six forms of existences. I wish to share vision of emptiness and bodhicitta which is the view to liberate the countless beings still trapped within themselves and their surroundings. I wish to be of tremendous benefit as I sit by my tree and placid lake. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Lord Buddha shows a miracle by ascending above the river into the sky to resolve a dispute
3 weeks ago
Something short and special to share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73042
3 weeks ago
I am with Dato Wira Eric and Jp to plan Kechara Forest Retreat a few years back
3 weeks ago
I love this poster next to our Kechara outlets in the shopping malls
3 weeks ago
Does this work? Has anyone tried this? Click on picture to enlarge.
4 weeks ago
Very nice picture. Keep as screensaver. It is our stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
4 weeks ago
Whatever picture you see on the feet is the internal organ you benefit when press on that area. This is Chinese reflexology. TR
4 weeks ago
On our Tsem Rinpoche's http://www.tsemrinpoche.com, a while back an article was posted "DORJE SHUGDEN: MY SIDE OF THE STORY", where Rinpoche shares about his personal journey of Dorje Shugden's practice, history and why he continues his practice even with so much personal attacks for his choice. This blog post has since reached over 100,000 now. This is news to rejoice. Many people have viewed this post and gained further knowledge on Tsem Rinpoche's relationship with Dorje Shugden and in the process learned more about the practice of Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche on this post speaks with clarity, strength and logic: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65988
4 weeks ago
There is no photo-shopping at all. Look at what is in the sky. TR
4 weeks ago
Maghada Sangmo on the top of the roof offering incense and requestiong Buddha to her home. Her relatives making offerings to naked Jain sadhus in her home. (right side). The left side sees Buddha arriving miraculously heralded by his entourage/students of Arhats riding various animal mounts. The Arhats have gained certain supernatural abilities. Buddha descends to the house and is at the door. Receives alms from Maghada Sangmo and gives dharma teachings. As a result, the city has taken refuge from listening to the Buddha and many achieve Arhatship. Due to Sangmo's devotion, faith and trust in Buddha, the Buddha arrives at her home and turns the wheel of dharma and many enter into the dharma because of this. This is a clip from a old thangka. TR
4 weeks ago
Ms. Su Ming is one of the most reliable and kindest persons I have met. It is anyone's good luck to be her friend. Here she is with her beloved nephew at Kechara Forest Retreat. May they be blessed always.
4 weeks ago
This was taken at Kechara Forest Retreat. If you click and enlarge the photo, you can see what is illuminated under the moonlight. Very nice.
4 weeks ago
This picture was taken on Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. I was around 19 years old I think. I was living in Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre under the holy guide of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I love and respect so much. I was lucky to be a young boy in a huge city like Los Angeles and living under the guidance of a great master like him. I feel I have very good karma to find this master and trust him, follow him and live with him when other teenagers were doing such different things in a big city. My interest was always dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This was my tiny small room in Gaden for the first few years. The space next to my rooms are where the cows stayed. I had a huge crack in my wall and I can see the cows and they can see me! My room leaked very badly when it rained with a separate toilet nearby. The toilet barely worked and rarely flushed and had snakes in the toilet or behind the door a few times. The manager of the place told me I can get a better room that does not leak if I raise funds to build more rooms. I was barely getting enough to eat let alone raise funds for buildings. This was back in 1988 till around 1992 I lived in the small room in Gaden Shartse Monastery. I was having such a difficult time finding sponsorship, I could not at that time. But even still I was grateful to be in Gaden and always miss it. This room has since been renovated and fixed up. It has alot of memories for me. Spiritual memories. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
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4 weeks ago
Nice Picture! Kache Marpo in full trance offering a khata to our sacred Kechara Forest Dorje Shugden statue. When Kache Marpo flings the khata (Tibetan white offerings scarf), it really just flies to the massive statue!! Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Duo Bao Jiang Si Monastery in China. Beautiful.
1 month ago
Tsem Rinpoche's immediate previous incarnation. Kentrul Thupten Lamsang of Phari.
1 month ago
Intricate Heruka. What is nice is Marpa and Milarepa is on this. Marpa initiated Milarepa into Heruka's tantra and Milarepa practiced and became enlightened from this practice. We know the famous Milarepa but he relied on Heruka for full enlightenment.
1 month ago
Beautiful Buddha image and strong message.
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    3 months ago
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    3 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    3 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    3 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    4 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html

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10 hours ago
All the dharma sisters&brothers are concentrated & focus in answering today's blog chat topic "What are pikas about...do take a good read..." at Kechara Lounge. We believed that learn more and share more are the good actions especially for dharma sharing in benefiting others. Alice Tay
12 hours ago
From wedding blessings to being a Kechara member, thank you for embarking your dharma journey in such a beautiful way! Pastor Adeline
13 hours ago
This 18" principle form of Dorje Shugden riding on a powerful snow lion the King of celestial beasts representing He has overcome all obscurations and four maras and is fully enlightened available now on http://www.vajrasecrets.com! Pastor Adeline
13 hours ago
Beautifully crafted 18" Shitzey Dorje Shugden available now at http://www.vajrasecrets.com! This form represents firmness and strength, helps us to heal, overcome diseases, placate anger and dangerous environmental situations. Pastor Adeline
13 hours ago
Beautifully crafted 18" Trakzey Dorje Shugden available now for us to invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! This form is powerful to protect from negative energy and powerful energies that disrupt our minds, work and spiritual progress. Pastor Adeline
13 hours ago
Dorje Shugden Wangzey helps to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations. This pendant is available now on http://www.vajrasecrets.com! Pastor Adeline
13 hours ago
Dorje Shugde Trakze for destruction of anger and protection of malevolent forces available now at http://www.vajrasecrets.com! Pastor Adeline
13 hours ago
We harvested our first batch of radish in Kechara Forest Retreat! We are opened to public every second Saturday of the month. See you there! Pastor Adeline
18 hours ago
Latest design and beautiful Dorje Shugden pendants available now at http://www.vajrasecrets.com Lucy Yap
20 hours ago
Altar set up for Gyabshi puja. By Puja House 4 September'15
20 hours ago
This torma were decorate by butter Flower. By Puja House 4 September'15
20 hours ago
Namgyalma, one of the three supreme Buddhas of Long Life,(the other two are White Tara and Amitayus) .
20 hours ago
Dorje Shugden Puja did at Puja House today for Sponsor's beloved who suffering critical illness. By Puja House 4 September'15
yesterday
Buddha is everywhere. Just look inside Yourself.Tsem Rinpoche.-Wee KPVH
yesterday
死亡是人生必經的旅程。當死亡來臨的時候,因為我們生前沒做好準備,所以就會不知所措。此時此刻家人可以為我們做的一切是非常重要的。針對此問題,尊貴的詹杜固仁波切分享了一個既實際,又有用的方法,讓我們可以為往生者做最後的善行,引導他們往善趣投生,所以這是一篇必讀的文章哦!阿尼洛桑杰舜 - Jacky KPVH
yesterday
Bentong Bulletin has published about Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) in Bentong as a developed and good place for leisure travel and also religious practice. There is an open day of KFR from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at every Saturday of second week of the month as notified Pastor Chia in the newspaper. Alice Tay
yesterday
Recently, China Press has published about Kechara Sunday Dharma Class (KSDS) to urge that the kids learning dharma since young is good for them to become patient and tolerance in their future life. Alice Tay
yesterday
This morning Sponsor sponsored Menlha Puja for her pet passed away 7th day. By Puja House 4 September '15
yesterday
The More We Share,The More We Have. Leonard Nimoy.Asyley Chia KSDS
2 days ago
Pastor Adeline introducing Dorje Shugden to visitors in front of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen during KFR tour. Her compassion has framing serenity atmosphere around us. KwaiYee, KSDS.
2 days ago
绿度母是集诸佛菩萨事业,功德的本尊~~ Kosa KPVH
2 days ago
它不会道谢,不会给予任何回报,仁波切却给予最大的慈悲…… JJ KPVH
2 days ago
Jacky Lee happily posing with the statue that he won during the blog chat. - vinnie
2 days ago
What is really going on here? Can anyone tell? Pastor Adeline
2 days ago
Kechara Oasis featured in Firefly inflight magazine September issue! Enjoy reading!Pastor Adeline

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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