What I Think of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama?

Aug 27, 2014 | Views: 4,149
Share this article

Final confirmation of my reincarnation status was acknowledged by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. I was formally enthroned as the 72nd reincarnation of the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery.  His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche (far right) is one of the attained masters who recognized my reincarnation status and confirmed with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This picture is when I was formally introduced to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche.

Dear friends,

Some years back I gave a talk on my feelings about His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. This sharing was recorded and transcribed. The transcript of the video “What I Think of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama?” is here and I share with you. My gratitude towards His Holiness is beyond words as always.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Transcript
(Transcribed by Daniel Kraepel)

Tibetans are old and ancient culture, and it is rich in language, dance, song, writing, arts and crafts. And it is a unique civilization, idolized and talked about and has always been very mysterious for people for many centuries. Today, in the general population of the world, if people associate Tibet, they automatically associate it with the Lamas, the Tibetan Masters, the Teachers and Saints and Ascetics, the Mahasiddhas, the great Monasteries such as Gaden and Drepung, Sera, Tashi Lhunpo, Gyuto, Gyume and they indelibly associate Tibet with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Tibet and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama are inseparable and very much connected. Due to the Tibetans moving to many parts of the world, to many countries and to different cultures, it is still known for its religion; it is still known for its ancient science of the mind, because Tibetans living in isolation for over a thousand years has its advantage and disadvantage. And I’d like to mention that the advantage was, because of its geographical isolation it was very much able to perfect all the teachings of the Lord Buddha from all forms, from Sutrayana and Tantrayana, completely; and Tibet has developed past and present and will develop many great erudite Masters and teachers. And Tibetan Buddhism is well known all over the world being embraced by thousands and thousands and thousands of people, yearly. And I heard it’s the fastest growing religion in the United States.

So therefore, there’s a reason for this. There are many reasons, but I’d like to mention some of the top reasons. The first time I met His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was in Howell, New Jersey, which is a couple of hours away from Trenton, the capital of New Jersey, and that’s where I grew up. And he came to the Mongolian, Kalmyck temple there called Rashi Gempil Ling. And the Abbot there was His Eminence, the great Sera Mey Abbot Emeritus Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin-la, who was an erudite Master, a great Abbot of Sera Mey Monastic University – a scholar, a practitioner, a living Yogi, whom when we stayed around him and observed him can find no faults whatsoever. I received my first teachings and my first practices all from this great Master… whose name I find very difficult to mention, whose kindness to me I can never forget. He was a Tibetan Master living among the Mongolians there, the Mongolians are known as Kalmycks and the adopted family that I lived with were Kalmycks, Kalmyck Mongolian people.

And so, they had a few temples there and one of the temples there was called Rashi Gempil Ling where they had a lot of images and statues and thangkas and very beautiful items that they had brought over from their homeland, which is a Russian Republic called Kalmykia. And these Kalmyck Mongolian people traveled over to the United States in World War 2 as refugees and reestablished their culture.

Rashi Gempil Ling, Nitsan and Tashi Lhunpo, there were 3 temples in that vicinity all belonging to the Kalmyck Mongols. And in North Jersey, in Washington, New Jersey there was Geshe Wangyal, a Mongolian scholar, Master-Geshe from Drepung. His meditational retreat center in Washington, New Jersey, who coincided together with our Master and invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama to visit in Howell, New Jersey and Washington, New Jersey. Needless to say, it was one of the most incredible moments in my life. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. It was one of the most looked-for moments of my life; because I remember, although, I was eleven-years old, I was very, very excited and even when I think about it now, I’m very excited! His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a dream for all Mongolians to see his golden face just once. There’s a saying in Mongolian: To see the golden face of the Dalai Lama once before one passes away will ensure that one will not take rebirth in the three lower-realms. That is how much faith the Mongolian people have in him.

My mother’s heritage is Mongolian of the Torghut tribe. My father’s heritage is Tibetan from Golok, Tibet. And my father was a monk before, and he gave back his robes and he had a family and he resided in Taiwan. This is where I was born, I was born in Taiwan and then adopted over to the United States.

So, when we heard the announcement that His Holiness was coming it was incredible, it was just incredible! And lots of preparations. The Mongolians from the tri-state area which is Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey… all gathered to wait for the arrival of His Holiness. And I remember being tremendously excited! So, already a few weeks before we were set to meet His Holiness, I painted a picture of the Four-Armed-Avalokiteshvara. I painted it myself, I drew it, I painted it and on the back of this picture I wrote a prayer beseeching His Holiness to live long, that his activities would grow. And I composed a prayer with my own little child-like mind that I can never be separated from His Holiness in this life and in future lives. And what was incredible was when I prepared that, I prepared that gift because I was a kid, I didn’t have any money, I didn’t have anything else to prepare or to offer to His Holiness and I wanted to make a connection.

So, when His Holiness came we were so blessed, he came to Rashi Gempil Ling Temple and we all went to receive his blessings; it was so crowded, there were so many people, there were reporters, there were TV stations, it was just incredible! This was back in 1976, his first visit. After that His Holiness went to the north, to Washington, New Jersey where Geshe Wangyal the great Mongolian Master has a large retreat center and a large piece of land on a hill, because Washington, New Jersey is set at the tail-end of the Appalachian Mountains, which is the eastern chain of mountains of the United States. So, North Jersey was quite hilly, had waterfalls and very pleasant and very green and mountainous. So, his center was on a mountain with an artificial lake and Geshe Wangyal had a beautiful place set up for him and beautiful altar and a fabulous wonderful outdoor throne, dias and sitting area to receive His Holiness’s teachings. So, the Mongolians chartered three large buses and we all took a journey to Washington, New Jersey. I can’t remember, it was a few hours’ ride, 2-3 hours, because I was quite young around eleven, and we went up to Washington, New Jersey.

Just before His Holiness came out to sit on the throne, a very beautiful light rain appeared. And then a rainbow appeared, I was there. It was very bright and a rainbow appeared and then out came His Holiness walking past throngs of people… and wow, and we sat down, His Holiness sat down, and we prostrated and His Holiness proceeded to give us teachings on The Eight Verses Of Thought Transformation by Geshe Langri Tangpa. And it was the first time I ever heard of those teachings, but it made a tremendous impact on me. I revere His Holiness tremendously, and I’ve revered him and have great faith in His Holiness, my whole life even up to now.

So to receive The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation, in my mind I thought he is Avalokiteshvara. Of course I can’t explain that to other people, or to the scientist or to the educated people, but that’s what I believe and I still believe that, that His Holiness is Avalokiteshvara. And I thought to receive teachings that are on mind transformation and changing of the mind, from Avalokiteshvara himself, how auspicious that is, I thought to myself.

And so, the teachings were about 3 to 3.5 hours. It was incredible, because we received all the teachings on The Eight Verses and the oral transmission from His Holiness; and he also gave us the oral transmission of the mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum! And he encouraged us to recite The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation along with the mantra. And believe me, I did it, I recited that every day as His Holiness has taught us to. And after the teachings with His Holiness, we were so blessed; because, although there were thousands of people there, thousands, His Holiness stood up, by where his residence was up there, in the retreat center, together with Geshe Wangyal, and he greeted each one of us… and it took hours and hours and hours to meet every single person, but we did, we actually got up there, we were able to touch His Holiness’s hand.

We were able to receive a red blessing string that he had blessed and I tied around my neck, I never took it off. And I personally I got to offer the Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara painting that I had made to His Holiness. And His Holiness was so kind, when he turned it around and he saw that there was some writing, and he started to read it… and then when he read it half-way through I folded my hands and I said, ‘Please don’t read it now, please read it later because there are so many people waiting behind, but thank you so much!’ And I remember during the teaching, and also during that time when I offered the Avalokiteshvara painting I could not stop crying, it was very difficult for me to control my emotions. I can’t explain why. All I know was during the whole teaching for 3.5 hours I felt tears streaming down my face, non-stop. I felt I was in front of a person who was not ordinary. This was what I felt in my little child’s mind. So, after offering the picture to His Holiness, it was very emotional, I was so moved and I was so incredibly overwhelmed by His Holiness’ presence, and I prayed that I may never be separated from His Holiness, never be separated from his presence, never.

This picture was taken of myself meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, New Jersey. I met His Holiness the Dalai Lama after he gave us teachings on the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation and I requested His Holiness directly to ordain me and he said come to India. I did go and was very happy. In December 1987 His Holiness ordained me in Dharamsala, North India. What a great day it was for me. I was so happy, honored and appreciative to His Holiness for his kindness towards me and vast amount of beings.

Consecutively, His Holiness visited the United States, there are other many great Masters in the United States, such as the great Domo Geshe Rinpoche in New York; the great Khyongla Rato in New York; the great Khensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche in New Jersey; the great Geshe Sopa… in Wisconsin; the great master and Mahasiddha Geshe Tsultim Gyaltsan-la in Thubten Dhargye Ling in Los Angeles, which is still there. And very often the great Mahasiddha Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa would be in Vajrapani Institute in Northern California. There are many great Masters. And then I heard there was also the great Zasep Rinpoche in Canada. And all these Lamas work very very hard and tirelessly to teach Dharma and explain Dharma with no ulterior motive to be in the United States. And so from different places and great Lamas in Europe, great visiting Lamas like His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who had visited the United States a few times at the invitation of Geshe Tsultrim Gyaltsen and Lama Yeshe.

There are great masters in Europe and great masters in America. So, you can see that Tibetan Buddhism was starting to take a foot-hold, but it was still seen as foreign, and strange, and it was still seen as… odd. For European or American at that time to take on Tibetan Buddhism was quite odd because they have their own culture, they have their own faith. But these great Lamas and many that I had not mentioned, tirelessly worked and spread the Dharma.

But each time His Holiness came, there was something special. There are many high Lamas in Tibetan tradition, many high Lamas, not just high in rank, or hierarchy, but high in attainments, but none as special as His Holiness, who can transcend borders, cultures, religions, people, who can meet scientists, doctors, teachers, lawyers, ministers, presidents, prime ministers, the Pope, Mother Theresa, and ordinary people like me. And that it was perfectly natural for His Holiness to meet them and talk to them and have dialogue, have interfaith services, scientific dialogue. He’d be perfect in every situation. His Holiness is  extremely learned, very advanced in his meditation, very, very monkly, holding his vows perfectly; a perfect Hinayana Monk on the outside; a perfect Mahayana practitioner on the inside; and secretly, an attained Tantric Mahasiddha, a perfectly attained Mahasiddha with great siddhis. And for incarnations after incarnations, come back in perfect form to teach and share the Dharma. And in this day and age to transcend all borders, cultures, people, races, thoughts and education, to be able to relate to everyone personally, was a great boost to Tibetan Buddhism’s growth in the world.

People respect His Holiness for his knowledge and his down-to-earth approach, his directness and his incredible hard work and his incredible dedication to peace, culminating in His Holiness winning the Nobel Peace Prize. He touched millions of people’s lives in the world today. Personally I feel that, Tibetan Buddhism is well respected, not seen as a cult, it is a valid religion, it is growing very fast and it is especially accepted among the intellectuals and the educated, I think its acceptance is due solely to the kindness of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. I think it is His Holiness’s hard work, down-to-earth approach, and his non-stop touring, his non-stop teaching and his non-stop effort into meeting, talking, speaking, dialoguing interfaith with so many people in so many countries; that Tibetan Buddhism has a very good logical, clear, sound and authentic, genuine basis, genuine respect from the world, due to His Holiness.

I have the honor to meet H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama in Los Angeles again here pictured above.

My given name is Tenzin Zopa, Tenzin Zopa was the name given to me by His Holiness when I took ordination from him in December 1987. My reincarnated name is Tsem Tulku (Rinpoche) of Gaden Shartse Monastery, but we Tibetan Lamas, myself included, have a place to go in the world and are in demand and people request us to give teachings, and people respect us and people sponsor us and take care of us, and people in fact assist us in so many ways, yes I think that so many high Lamas and Geshes and teachers and masters all have worked very hard, but I think that we couldn’t have grown as big or be as well known or be as well accepted if it wasn’t for His Holiness’s work. And I feel, very much, that we Tibetan Lamas, someone like myself, can go to different countries and be recognized in my robes, they accept it. And whether they are actually Buddhist or not, but they know about Tibetan Buddhism and they respect and that Tibetan Lamas have a place to go is solely due to his kindness of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

So my point is, we have so many things to thank His Holiness and to be appreciative to His Holiness for, we have so many things. Many things! That if I was to mention could go on for days, but the one thing I would like to mention is that Tibetan Buddhism is growing in the world; it has prestige, it is respected, it is accepted by the elite, accepted by the stars, it’s accepted by the ordinary people, it’s accepted by the professionals, and it’s growing, becoming stronger and it’s benefiting millions of people around the world. I think it’s due largely in part by His Holiness’s prestige, by His Holiness’s logic and his acceptance in the world. And I think His Holiness is accepted and loved and respected by the world because His Holiness relates to everybody as a human being with a kind heart, with depth, in-depth knowledge of Buddhism. I think he’s one of the greatest scholars alive today on Tibetan Buddhism or Buddhism in general. To me, when I see his Holiness the Dalai Lama, I think that if Buddha Shakyamuni was alive it would be that kind of impact. I think seeing His Holiness the Dalai Lama today is the equivalent to seeing Buddha Shakyamuni 2500 years ago. So, I’m fine, I’m teaching Tibetan Buddhism, I’m not a scholar, I don’t know much, but I am teaching Tibetan Buddhism, and I have friends and students and supporters and help. And, when I say Tibetan Buddhism, there is no doubt about that, because that comes from the kindness of His Holiness and his prestige.

We all owe quite a lot to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We owe quite a lot. What we owe him is beyond words, beyond comprehension. Everything stems from His Holiness and the Tibetan faith growing, its prestige growing comes strictly from His Holiness. And what I like about His Holiness very much is, although, he is a fully attained master, he is humble, he doesn’t play on that, he doesn’t show off, he’s simple, he always manifests as a wonderful monk. He helps, he gives, and his whole life has been totally devoted to the growth of Tibetan Buddhism.

Among many other works that he does, I am overwhelmed by His Holiness… overwhelmed. I have received many teachings and initiations from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and if His Holiness ever come to your city, your area, or you have a chance to attend, you must attend His Holiness’s teachings. It is the same… if I say so in my humbleness, in my humble thoughts, it is the same as attending Shakyamuni’s teachings. No one in the world has more knowledge than the Dalai Lama, and not only is His Holiness a repository of all the ancient holy teachings of Lord Buddha, that has been preserved in Tibet, but he is also a master of Sutra and Tantra and also a master lineage holder of all the four valid traditions of Tibetan Buddhism; which is, Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug. He is a master lineage holder of all four.

We have everything, we are alright… Tibetan Buddhism is growing, due to solely His Holiness’s kindness. I pray every day as in our center, everyday, ‘His Holiness may live very, very long, and His Holiness’s actions may grow and that what he wishes for and what he dedicates for will be fulfilled without any obstacles’. I’m indebted to His Holiness and if I may say so with humility and with some shame that I am a lowly student of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, but I will serve His Holiness by holding my vows, by practicing Guru Devotion, by doing my commitments and prayers and Sadhanas and by teaching Dharma to the best I can and to transform my mind as much as possible. So, I dedicate the activities of my center to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and I also dedicate my website to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. May His Holiness live very long, may his wishes come true, and may we never be separated from His Holiness in this life and all future lives:

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Long-Life Prayer

GANG RI RAWE KORWAI SHING KHAM DIR
PEN DANG DEWA MALU GYUNG WAI NE
CHENREZIG WANG TENZIN GYATSO YI
SHA PEI SITHAI BARDU DEN GYUR CHIG
In this land walled around by snowy mountains
You are the source of all happiness and goodness
Lord Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso, your Holiness the Dalai Lama
Fix your lotus feet firmly until samsara ends.

 


 

Watch “What I Think of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama?”

 

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 


 

Watch “I’m Requesting Ordination in 1987”

I was fortunate some kind person took this video of myself requesting directly for ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, New Jersey over 27 year back. I was so excited and elated to be able to see His Holiness and touch his holy hand in this video. His Holiness immediately accepted by request to be ordained as a monk.

 


 

Important link:

I’m Requesting Ordination in 1987

Tags: , ,

Please support us so that we can continue to bring you more Dharma:

If you are in the United States, please note that your offerings and contributions are tax deductible. ~ the tsemrinpoche.com blog team

Share this article

46 Responses to What I Think of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama?

DISCLAIMER IN RELATION TO COMMENTS OR POSTS GIVEN BY THIRD PARTIES BELOW

Kindly note that the comments or posts given by third parties in the comment section below do not represent the views of the owner and/or host of this Blog, save for responses specifically given by the owner and/or host. All other comments or posts or any other opinions, discussions or views given below under the comment section do not represent our views and should not be regarded as such. We reserve the right to remove any comments/views which we may find offensive but due to the volume of such comments, the non removal and/or non detection of any such comments/views does not mean that we condone the same.

We do hope that the participants of any comments, posts, opinions, discussions or views below will act responsibly and do not engage nor make any statements which are defamatory in nature or which may incite and contempt or ridicule of any party,individual or their beliefs or to contravene any laws.

  1. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Dec 20, 2015 at 5:24 am

    I have seen Rinpoche talk about His Holiness privately, and I have seen Rinpoche talk about His Holiness publicly and in both environments, Rinpoche’s opinion does not change just because the size of the audience changes. Based on the facts (that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has worked tirelessly for the Buddhadharma for 80 years), Rinpoche has always nurtured us to have respect for His Holiness and it won’t change – to this day, we still recite a long life prayer in dedication to His Holiness at the end of every puja.

    What inspires me greatly about this is Rinpoche’s commitment to practise guru devotion, which has developed into Rinpoche’s middle way treatment of this whole issue. What is that? It is to respect His Holiness as his teacher and vows preceptor, as well as keep the commitments Rinpoche made to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. I like this moderate method of reaction towards the issue because it avoids all of the extremes. I don’t know about you but I find being extreme very tiring.

    The view does not encourage us to hate anyone, and we are not encouraged to bias one group of people over another. Everyone is treated equally and with the same respect. What is this view?

    1) relying on Shugden does not automatically make you anti-Dalai Lama. They are not mutually dependent factors

    2) that Dorje Shugden is a personal choice and if you find it’s not suitable for yourself, it’s fine just like how it’s fine if someone has a greater karmic affinity for Kalarupa over Palden Lhamo. Even Buddha Shakyamuni himself recognised that some people have greater karmic affinity with Manjushri than with himself, and so sent them to seek / request teachings from Manjushri. So for anti-Shugden people, there’s no need to be so violent in their disagreements against the practice; for some pro-Shugden people, there’s no need to be derogatory about other people’s guru

    I wish more people would listen to Rinpoche’s message that this middle way of thinking is possible, and we don’t have to go on extremes. It is a message that has formed out of years of careful contemplation and observation, and Rinpoche checking his conclusions against his vows and his commitments: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65988

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:07 am

    The Dalai Lama continues to be an inspiration for all of us, with his range of extensive lectures and books no one can deny that the Dalai lama has made a huge impact for the Buddhism and spirituality of our world. May the Dalai Lama carry on reincarnating and turning the wheel of dharma for all migrators.

  3. Low KHJB on Sep 13, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing on His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
    It is very true that due to certain circumstance though unpleasant or by destiny. The Dalai Lama was able to spread the Tibetan buddhism to the world.His holiness do have a strong charisma to reach out to leaders of other religion to share the philosophy of buddhism and gain respect world wide.
    We certainly hope that in time to come we too could meet up with the Dalai Lama in person to get blessed by him.But more over ,we wish to meet up with Rinpoche in Malaysia in the near future ,to be blessed by you Rinpoche in person.
    We miss you…… But we know that you always stay close to us through social media..
    Thank you Rinpoche.

  4. Uncle Eddie on Sep 1, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    In all humility, His Holiness The Dalai Lama often described himself as a simple Buddhist Monk. However, to the whole world over, His Holiness is highly regarded as an “icon of Peace and a living Buddha of compassion”. On the level of humanity, His Holiness first thought is on the promotion of Universal moral ethics such as compassion, patience, forgiveness, generosity,concentration and self-discipline. This was said to be his first commitment and he was quoted to have said, “without them, humanity cannot survive”. Yes, like Rinpoche said, “We all owe quite a lot to H.H. The Dalai Lama, especially on what he has always preached, “Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.” Truly a modern day living legend and saint, may His Holiness live a very, very long life to benefit all beings. OM MAI PADME HUNG.

  5. Hee TS on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .I would really love to see the golden face of His Holiness the 14th. Dalai Lama just once.

  6. Pee Bee Chong on Aug 28, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for your kindness. We will transform our minds as much as possible to repay the kindness of Rinpoche, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and all great masters.

  7. tsemtulku on Aug 28, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Carmen Khoo:

    I came across this again, and each time it instills within me a sense of deep awe. Awe because I personally get to experience and see a then young boy, with his strong desire and direction, achieving something within him that he strongly knew and wanted. And it has been so till today – 38 years later.

    Tsem Tulku Rinpoche met His Holiness Dalai Lama for the first time in 1976, at 11 years old. At 11, I was probably running around playing hopscotch, pick up stones, and going on holidays. At 11, Rinpoche was overjoyed and excited beyond words, to be able to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama. At 11, Rinpoche painted a picture of 4-arm Chenrezig, with prayers which Rinpoche composed himself as an offering to His Holiness. How would anyone think of that, especially living in USA, where people lived to achieve the American Dream. But here was this young boy, dying to meet His Holiness, dying to learn the Dharma, and dying to be a ordained, to be of benefit to others. A special boy, I hear you say. Yes, indeed.

    Rinpoche received his first teachings on The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation from His Holiness. Rinpoche received oral transmission of Chenrezig’s mantra, Om Mani Pedme Hum, from His Holiness. 11 years later, after his first meeting, Rinpoche was ordained by His Holiness in 1987. Tenzin Zopa was Rinpoche’s ordination name.

    After, it was His Holiness Dalai Lama who acknowledge and gave final confirmation of Rinpoche’s reincarnation status and Rinpoche was recognized and enthroned as the 72nd reincarnation of the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery, the same monastery Rinpoche hails from today.

    That young boy, at 22, who directly requested to be ordained by His Holiness in Washington New Jersey, had his dreams come true, and holding it close to heart till today. I am so appreciative to be able to witness and experience this in H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and work closely with Rinpoche to bring meaning to others and more so, myself.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/what-i-think-of-his-holiness-the-14th-dalai-lama.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=161C4xrnIf0

  8. Edwin Tan on Aug 16, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Without HHDL, there will not be Tsem Rinpoche. Without Tsem Rinpoche, my guru, there will not be Dharma in my life. If HHDL is important to my Guru, he is important to me.

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 25, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    The Dalai Lama having served as the political and spiritual head for Tibet, this is not an enviable position, it can be very dangerous to play the role of the Dalai Lama. Not to mention that during this time when the tibetan diaspora is spread all over the world the Dalai Lama’s role is very heavy indeed that he has to take care of the Tibetans spread across the globe.

    The Dalai Lama through his lectures and meetups with many people around the globe has helped people to understand buddhism much more. Buddhism and buddhist does do owe a lot to His Holiness for his courage and enduring legacy.

    • tsering dolma on Sep 18, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Surely, the Dalai lama has certainly made Buddhism famous. But how buddhism owe to the dalai lama?? I am bit too confused! I invite you for a peaceful debate… Don mind.

  10. Ruby Khong on Mar 30, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Despite the fact that HH is already 79 years old, he is still travelling around the world propagating the ideals of peace and equality, advocating the welfare of Tibetans, and propagating the ideals of Tibetan Buddhism. HH is perhaps one of the most interesting and significant spiritual public figures of the modern era, and with respect,I think the best cover page model of Buddhism.

    The Dalai Lama’s life path is endlessly uplifting as a humanitarian example and his role in modern history is difficult to overestimate. Through the kindness and blessings of my root teacher Tsem Rinpoche, I was able to meet HH a few years ago in Dharamsala, a meeting I will treasure forever.

  11. Avalokiteshvara | Earthpages.ca on Mar 6, 2014 at 2:20 am

    […] What I Think of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama? […]

  12. AdelineTan on Feb 22, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    As i can see from Rinpoche’s gesture in this rare and previous videos and the transcript here, He is sincerely devoted to HHDL all His life. I truly respect HHDL for what He has done to spread the Buddhadharma to so many countries in the world and is growing fast now. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts with us.

  13. Cliff on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Wow such a precious video! Its so cool taking a glimpse into Tsem Rinpoche’s past in a moving picture and audio of Rinpoche’s voice. From Rinpoche’s posture, tone of voice amd presence truly shows how much sincerity, humbleness and devotion Rinpoche has for HHDL and for the Dharma and I rejoice that Rinpoche was able to be ordained by HHDL.

  14. David Lai on Feb 22, 2014 at 1:40 am

    I love Rinpoche’s account of the Dalai Lama. It reveals so much of Rinpoche’s own devotions to the Dharma more than his connection with the Dalai Lama. Obviously, he sees the Dalai Lama as more than just a mere monk or even as a deified Buddha but as a role model and one that I must say have successfully inspired Rinpoche in his spiritual endeavours. There are a few lamas that towers in Rinpoche’s mindscape and the Dalai Lama is certainly one of them.

    It is incredible how a young Tsem Rinpoche would seek out such a wholesome and beneficial role model in the spiritual wastelands of America and even have the opportunity to meet and communicate his spiritual aspiration of wanting to be ordained. All of this must be in Rinpoche and was not cultivated like the rest of us. Perhaps, if we cultivate our spirituality well in this life, we would be like Rinpoche, starting young and way ahead in committing and charting out destiny to benefit others.

  15. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Feb 21, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I’m felt so fortunate and blessing to watch the video that Tsem Rinpoche was requesting ordination from H.H. 14th Dalai Lama. Rinpoche so humble to touch H.H Dalai Lama’s hand. This was a valuable & unforgettable moment .

  16. Li Kheng on Feb 20, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this heart felt post!

    I would aspire to meet with HH the 14th Dalai Lama and thank HH from the bottom of my heart for giving all of us the opportunity to be blessed by the Dharma and to practice the Dharma to the best of our ability. However, I would like to humbly add that I am already so very blessed to have met with Tsem Rinpoche whom I received the dharma and much kindness from.

    Our root guru is epitome to our spiritual practice and salvation. Their untiring dedication to our growth and liberation is what fuels us through the challenges of samsara. If we are able to do only one thing, cherish our guru’s advise by our action.

  17. Lina on Feb 20, 2014 at 12:36 am

    That’s awesome , I cried my heart out<3
    Thank You:)

  18. Vajra on Feb 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The Dalai Lama is trying to destroy the Gelugpa tradition. Sincere students of HH Zong Rinpoche would never believe that their Guru couldn’t tell the difference between wordly spirits and a Buddha Dharma Protector. Shame on you for not standing up for Zong Rinpoches beliefs.

    Vajra

    • Choongs on Feb 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Dear “Vajra”,
      At the surface level, it may seem so and what you see is undisputable.
      However, do apply the acid test and ask yourself this question – is the Gelug lineage growing or shrinking?
      OM MANI PADME HUM

      • Vajra on Feb 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

        If you are saying that the ban on the Protector issued by tha Dalai Lama and its smear campaign against sincere DS practitioners and Lamas has had no adverse effects on the grotwh, flourishing or existence of the Gelugpa tradition you are sadly mistaken. Monasteries have been divides, families have been divides, monks have been attacked (i have spoken to them), Centre’s cannot hire romms to give teachings because DL followers spread lies about those who practise the Protector. If the Gelugpa is growing , it is not because of but in spite of the efforts of the DL to destroy it.
        With respect,

        Vajra

        • Chandra on Feb 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm

          Dear Vajra, I have never met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, but from his vast amount of works physically in Kechara and also online, he has benefitted many people. He, you, myself and all beings have a choice of what spiritual path is chosen. You have not right to say he is not following the path of his teacher Zong Rinpoche. You should not judge or just assume. It does not make you represent your teacher Geshe Kelsang well. You should not say SHAME ON YOU to a monk/teacher/and practitioner like Tsem Rinpoche as you don’t know him and you should not simply assume. So you should show respect.
          Please think about this, your bodhisattva and tantric vows and speak with wisdom, kindness and benefit.
          Chandra

          • James B on Feb 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

            Dear Chandra, I agree with you. Thank you for sharing.

        • Alison on Feb 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

          Dear Vajra,

          Did you ever consider Tsem Rinpoche has received teachings from both Dalai Lama and Zong Rinpoche so both are his gurus? He mentions this in his teachings. Perhaps you have not any spiritual connection with Dalai Lama and you can say as you like. But for people who are students of both lamas, they are caught in a dilemma. Criticize either one, and they create demerits. So people like Tsem Rinpoche has to balance between a delicate tight rope. Tsem Rinpoche and hundreds of other students like him has to respect all teachers who they have received teaching from.

          I think that is amazing and I think Tsem Rinpoche is very balanced.
          I find Tsem Rinpoche criticizes none of his teachers or any other teachers. Tsem Rinpoche is a very good example of guru devotion, patience and practice. Good qualities for us to emulate.

          The current incarnations of Zong Rinpoche and Trijang Rinpoche never criticize Dalai Lama or any lamas. I think those are good examples to follow.
          I hope you find peace and liberation, Alison.

          • Vajra on Feb 21, 2014 at 11:32 pm

            I understand what you all are saying, but sometimes it is time to speak out. It is just for me not possible to see how you can be a true disciple of Zong Rinpoche and a then also be a disciple of someone who says that Zong Rinoche was all his life a spirit demon worshipper. The two views are completely opposite. Anyways i don’t want to create a fuss, sorry if I have offended anyone, I just had to get it off my chest.
            OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA

            Vajra

          • David Lai on Feb 22, 2014 at 1:20 am

            Thank you everyone including Vajra for an interesting exchange back and forth on this matter. I do like what has been said by Alison and believe me, Tsem Rinpoche has kept all his commitments with his Gurus. He will continue to keep his commitments and will never let that go. I have observe Rinpoche and have noticed for years that Rinpoche is consistent with what he says.

            On the other hand, the justifications used to uphold such contrasting view of the protector deity may perhaps be a divine play of enlightened beings. We may not fully understand the actions of a higher being, whose actions may appear to harm but actually will bring about benefit in the long term. There are many mahasiddhas and lamas in the past who acted wayward but somehow managed to further the teachings and lineage. Perhaps, we are witnessing the unfolding of a divine drama and one day, the drama will unravel and we will behold the beneficial results of the drama. That’s how I would view this debacle. I hope it will help you.

        • Varrasattva on Sep 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm

          Short answer is this: you’re wrong.
          I see that you made three huge public attacks on two posts. One against Tsem Tulku ( “shame on Tsem Tulku” ) and two against the Dalai Lama ( the Dalai Lama trying to “destroy” the Gelugpa school ).
          What is very destructive here is only your own statement. It doesn’t touch the Dalai Lama. Speaking as a tantric Buddhist guru, I will say you swallowed the holy hand grenade.

          Fact is, most people ( most Gelugpas, most tantric Buddhists, etc. ) correctly see the Dalai Lama as defending and upholding and propagating the pure traditional Gelugpa lineage of Atisa and Tsongkhapa.

          Neither Atisa nor Je Tsongkhapa ever heard of Shugden, and no one has to care about Shugden or any Shugden practitioners.
          Pretty much everybody got sick of this Gelugpa nightmare years ago and as of mid 2015 the issue really no longer matters. The Dalai Lama won hands down. You’re flogging a long dead horse.

          The central protector of all the many Mahayana traditions is Vajrapani in many different forms. That is, Kalacakra-Vajravega, Vajrakilaya, the Gelugpa Vajrapani-Hayagriva-Garuda, etc.
          In the New Schools ( Sarma ), other major protectors are Mahakala ( built in to Cakrasamvara, etc. ), Hayagriva ( Padma Family ) and Yamantaka ( Buddha Family ). There are some others as well.

          I strongly recommend Vajrapani as the foundational protector practice for all Mahayanists ( incl. Zen and Kung fu practitioners, Medicine Buddha and Pure Land practitioners etc. ). Of course, the choice of a protector depends on different factors. I have several and I am a dharmapala-guru.

          The sectarian “New Kadampa” have formally burned all their bridges to the Gelugpa school and Tibetan Buddhist type sangha generally. I was reading Lama Tsongkhapa two days back but that Lamrim Chenmo book would be DISallowed ( ! ! ) in any New Kadampa center. Go figure!

          Most people see that they get more and far better options by COMPLETELY leaving aside Shugden and New Kadampa. Also, most people cannot stand the many vicious and dishonest attacks on the Dalai Lama. I researched all this and sparred with Shugden people online in many threads. Manjusri was on my side.

          Of course, once a person destroys their Mahayana vows and even Refuge then it’s really bad. I am not affected by any Shugden supporters. Best to not cause problems and so avoid vajra hell. Looks like quite a few people jumped off the cliff. The New Kadampa have no future. They burned all their bridges. I can and will counsel ex-NKT people.

          Red Vajrasattva

    • Pastor Jean Ai on Feb 22, 2014 at 1:12 am

      I wish people would judge less and practise more. Whatever Rinpoche practises or does not practise is between him and his root guru, and no one is in the position to judge his sincerity. The fact Rinpoche to this day upholds his monk vows and has established not just one, but now TWO foundations to spread Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage should be sincerity enough. Are we the perfect students to judge? Rinpoche has certainly done much more to keep his promises to his guru than many of us have done.

      Rinpoche’s opinions of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Zong Rinpoche are not contradictory, since both lamas have played key roles in Rinpoche’s life and as their student, Rinpoche needs to respect both of them. So really, if you did not mean any offence, you would not turn something into an issue when there is none.

      Where sometimes we have to speak out, sometimes exercising restraint in our speech is also equally important. The point is the end result which we wish to achieve, and employing the best (not right) method to accomplish that. So one little request if you do wish to leave your opinions here – please use your real name here, in the spirit of sharing and openness. If you have nothing to be ashamed about (of which I am sure you are not!), then remaining anonymous isn’t reflective of that.

    • Vinnie Tan on Feb 22, 2014 at 1:31 am

      Dear Vajra,

      No matter what it is or how unhappy you are about the whole ban issue, you should not be criticising any monks at all. You do not know Tsem Rinpoche enough to be saying things like that.

      By even saying such rude comments about the Dalai Lama who is the incarnation of Chenrezig is also very bad. How can you assure that the Dalai Lama is not trying to spread the Gelug lineage using the ban to create awareness and also curiosity in people that allows them to understand more and hence, find out about the Gelug lineage. How sure are you that this is not what the different Buddhas has arranged for us, allowing someone uncommon to arise?

      All of us as disciples do not have the rights to criticise any high lama or even any monks or practitioners at all. By criticising another practitioner, what difference would it make you different from the rest that are harming those monks that are DS practitioners? The only difference is that you are bullying the non-DS practitioners. With that case, you would also be harming the lineage as you would be causing more differences among those that practice DS and those who do not practice DS. If this is the case, you would not be even considered as a true Buddhist practitioner! Where is the love, and compassion that we should have as Buddhists?

      It is in fact that both Zong Rinpoche and the Dalai Lama has taught Tsem Rinpoche. Zong Rinpoche is indeed Rinpoche’s life, but Dalai Lama has also impacted Rinpoche in certain ways that we may not know. It is very difficult for Tsem Rinpoche. How would you feel if you were in Rinpoche’s shoes? Getting accused by some stranger online on your own blog that you do not respect your guru that is your everything?!

      No matter if someone practices DS or not is not the main issue. The main issue is if the person, or in this case, the lama is doing good. Teaching and helping all that he can through different methods. Which is what Tsem Rinpoche is doing!

      So what if one is a DS practitioner, if they do nothing and only criticise others about their believes creating doubts in others’ minds. Isn’t this going to make the situation worst? Moreover, creating schisms between the teacher and is one of the five deadly sins of creating the student! How would this reflect on yourself and your guru?

      Do you know that based on your comments you can actually mislead people that are new to Buddhism and not allow them to learn Buddhism at all! Is this the main goal that we should aim to achieve? Definitely not!

      What we should be doing is to spread the Dharma to as many people as possible! Why are you doing such things, criticising and creating schisms? This is not what a true practitioner should be doing!

      If this is what a practitioner should be doing, why don’t I see Trijang Rinpoche, Pabongka Rinpoche, Ling Rinpoche, or any high lamas go running around criticising that all other lamas are wrong and they are correct?

      Vajra, it is really rude of you to be making such comments about any monk that you have not even met them in real life and not even knowing how much they have done and sacrificed because of the ban! Do you know how many people you would turn away from Dharma just based on these silly comments that you have made?!

      • Vajra on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:35 am

        Not everyone thinks the Dalai Lama is Chenrezig…

        Vajra

        • jeanai on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:41 am

          Not everyone does. But then again, not everyone believes in creationism (or, on the flip side, evolution). Should we hold that one opinion against them, and use that one opinion to form a blanket judgement about the person’s entire character? 🙂

          • tsering dolma on Sep 19, 2015 at 2:48 pm

            So true. But if that one opinion is affecting millions, if that one opinion is breaking the law and if that opinion is creating disharmony in he society, will u still say so??

        • Elizabeth on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:48 am

          Dear Vajra,
          Not everyone thinks Geshe Kelsang is a valid teacher either. So what? We all have our karmic links to our particular teacher that others may not agree with. So best to remain respectful. I personally don’t care what others think of my guru because it’s between me and my teacher.

          So by saying not everyone thinks Dalai Lama is Chenresig has no point in this debate because the issue is you ‘insulting’ Tsem Rinpoche unnecessarily without proper information. He is definitely devoted to his teacher. You have never met him nor spoken to him so you do not know or fully understand why he takes the stance that he does.

    • Amaravajra on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:36 am

      Dear Vajra,

      I too am a student of Geshe Kelang Gyatso Rinpoche. But I must remind you to not chastise a sangha member (Tsem Rinpoche) even if you don’t agree with his views by saying “shame on you”.

      Tsem Rinpoche I feel is doing the best he can with what he has to work with under the current situations. From his blog I can see he is extremely devoted to his teacher Zong Rinpoche. Tsem Rinpoche as a Tibetan living ‘under’ the shadow of the Dalai Lama and the pressures of his own Tibetan people must not be easy for Tsem Rinpcohe either. Let’s give Tsem Rinpoche some breathing space and rejoice for all he has done.

      Amaravajra

      • Vajra on Feb 22, 2014 at 7:00 am

        I guess I just felt frustrated that Geshe Kelsang is one of the very very few Lamas who sticks out his neck and dares to defend his and his Guru’s beliefs whereas others who could do the same choose not to. Anyway there must be reasons for this that I cannot see. I apologise to everyone on this site for having spoken too strongly and to Tsem Rinpoche. I do rejoice in his activities and I too see how he is devoted to his Guru Zong Rinpoche and to Je Tsongkhapa and Vajrayogini. Again I shouldn’t have spoken the way I did, my apologies.

        Vajra

        • Aw on Feb 22, 2014 at 7:54 am

          Dear Vajra,
          I couldn’t agree more about what Amaravajra told you.Tsem Rinpoche is extremely devoted to his teacher Zong Rinpoche and in fact , it is indescribable and way beyond our level to understand . It bring tears to his eyes whenever Rinpoche think/talk about his guru Zong rinpoche .

          I believe that you devote to Geshe Kelsang Gyatso , But who are we to judge other lama ? And i would certainly not criticize them . Please support your guru with whatever you can do and at the same time please be mindful when you want to talk about others Lama.

          As a student of Tsem Rinpoche, i am proud of myself to have a Guru like him and i also respect to all the teachers of Tsem Rinpoche.

          Really appreciate that you apologize to other dharma brothers and sisters in this blog as it show that you are not narrow minded and a kind person .

  19. Alice Tay on Feb 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    上师Rinpoche 曾经授过教诲与灌顶自格鲁派大师,而其中一位就是第十四世达赖喇嘛。。。

    在一次的机缘之下,通过堪殊强巴耶喜仁波切的请求,第十四世达赖喇嘛接见上师Rinpoche和同时鉴定上师Rinpoche在法定认证的三个转世。。。

    众所周知,第十四世达赖喇嘛是一位在藏传佛教格鲁派最有影响力的人物。。有很多人认为法王是再世的观世音菩萨,因为他的慈悲,宽恕,包容等等,都希望每一个人快乐,平静,远离痛苦。。因此,他曾经被授予过很多荣誉。。。而最原先的是于1989年-诺贝尔和平奖,他成功的维护西藏自由与人民的历史文化遗产所做和平非暴力。。。

    这些种种的认证与教诲自于众多鼎鼎有名的上师,是多么的殊胜。。。显然,上师Rinpoche 强调过传承法脉是多么的重要。。。

    感谢上师Rinpoche 的分享。。。

  20. Sean Wang on Feb 16, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I really respect His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as he had contributed so much to Buddhism. I really wish I had the oppurtunity to meet his holiness.Thank you for sharing this article, Rinpoche.

  21. Pastor Han Nee on Feb 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for allowing us to revisit this post on your thoughts of HH Dalai Lama.

    Rinpoche’s love for, and devotion to HH Dalai Lama, is evident in every line of this post. Rinpoche being so overwhelmed by the Dalai Lama, during the teaching the Dalai Lama gave on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation and when he met the Dalai Lama, bespeaks the tremendous respect and reverence Rinpoche has for the Dalai lama even when he was a child.

    HH Dalai Lama, as Rinpoche aptly puts it is (perhaps) singularly responsible for paving the way for Tibetan Buddhism to spread so swiftly in the West. HH Dalai Lama IS INSEPARABLE FROM TIBETAN BUDDHISM in the eyes of Westerners. Because of Him,great lamas have been able to grow and spread the Dharma with relative ease in the West.

    Today, because of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism is no longer seen as an ‘esoteric’ religion practiced by a small group. It is fast gaining popularity everywhere.

    We. Kecharians, are fortunate that, with the blessings of the Dalai Lama, who had ordained Tsem Rinpoche,we have a great Spiritual Guide, whose wise and compassionate vision has shaped Kechara into what it is today.

  22. Jacinta Goh on Feb 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    There were few moments where Rinpoche paused himself before continuing to talk about H.H. Dalai Lama. It was these few moments that let me realised how highly, holy or simply how precious Rinpoche held H.H. Dalai Lama in his heart. The tone of speech was gentle and soft. It sounded very sincere to me. Thank you for showing us on how should we regards a guru in our heart!

  23. Uncle Eddie on Feb 15, 2014 at 11:09 am

    His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, recipent of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, through his compassion shown, is internationally recognized as a spokesman for Peace, Non-violence, Human rights and an understanding among different cultures and religion. Since leading the Tibetan Government in exile in 1959 when China forcefully occupied Tibet in 1950, He is said to have worked hard to establish educational, cultural and religious institutions to preserve the tibetan culture. A well-known brillant scholar, his words and experience surpassed far beyond the academic! His life is believed to be dedicated to Peace, Human rights, Social changes and the total transformation of the human mind and sufferings of all mankind as well as nature! As said and recognized Worlwide, Dalai Lama’s ability to adhere to, embody and generate Buddhist principles under extreme adversity is the mark of a “True Bodhisattva”! A great many thanks to our Rinpoche for his revealing and sharing. OM MANI PADME HUM.

    • tsering dolma on Sep 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      So true. Eventually it lead him to be a strong politician and disturbed his buddhist mind. And we end up having a strong politician who did a lot for we Tibetans and we loose our the Buddha the Dalai lama in the mist of politics. Today, the situation is different. He hung up his political seats and back to be a religious leader. I only hope and pray that he lift the ban and do the act of a Buddha. If we are fighting and protesting, it’s with the politician.

  24. Choongs on Feb 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    By worldly standards, HH the 14th Dalai Lama is a superhuman to me. Anyone who has watched a video, read a transcript, listened to an audio track, attended a teaching, met him in person or is aware of his daily routine would agree.

    His wisdom, succinct worldview, ability to advise, coach, explain penetratively and enlighten makes him a world leader without peer.

    Beyond accolades and the Nobel Peace Prize (can one win it more than once? 🙂 ), what I always wonder is how all his “work” will translate into a better future for the human race in general and the Tibetan people in particular. How his actions, minor or major, will ensure the further spread, practise and understanding of the Dharma.

    I see some clues now and then, and I pray that within my (this) lifetime, there will be large and positive results to see for we are naturally worried for the next generation.

    OM MANI PADME HUNG

  25. henry ooi on Feb 14, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for reposting this article. I am fortunate to have met and had a photo taken with HH The Dalai Lama when2 Rinpoche asked to go to Dharamsala a few years back.

  26. Sharon Ong on Feb 13, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I am not a Mongolian but would really love to see the golden face of His Holiness the 14th. Dalai Lama just once. 🙂

  27. sankin chin on Feb 13, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *





Blog Chat

BLOG CHAT

Dear blog friends,

I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you.

Tsem Rinpoche


SCHEDULED CHAT SESSIONS / 中文聊天室时间表

THURSDAY
10 - 11PM (GMT +8)
5 - 6AM (PST)
星期五
9 - 10PM (GMT +8)
4 - 5AM (PST)
(除了每个月的第一个星期五)
SATURDAY
11AM - 12PM (GMT +8)
FRIDAY 7 - 8PM (PST)
SUNDAY
9:30 - 10PM (GMT +8)
4:30 - 5AM (PST)

UPCOMING TOPICS FOR APRIL / 四月份讨论主题

Please come and join in the chat for a fun time and support. See you all there.


Blog Chat Etiquette

These are some simple guidelines to make the blog chat room a positive, enjoyable and enlightening experience for everyone. Please note that as this is a chat room, we chat! Do not flood the chat room, or post without interacting with others.

EXPAND
Be friendly

Remember that these are real people you are chatting with. They may have different opinions to you and come from different cultures. Treat them as you would face to face, and respect their opinions, and they will treat you the same.

Be Patient

Give the room a chance to answer you. Patience is a virtue. And if after awhile, people don't respond, perhaps they don't know the answer or they did not see your question. Do ask again or address someone directly. Do not be offended if people do not or are unable to respond to you.

Be Relevant

This is the blog of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Please respect this space. We request that all participants here are respectful of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his organisation, Kechara.

Be polite

Avoid the use of language or attitudes which may be offensive to others. If someone is disrespectful to you, ignore them instead of arguing with them.

Please be advised that anyone who contravenes these guidelines may be banned from the chatroom. Banning is at the complete discretion of the administrator of this blog. Should anyone wish to make an appeal or complaint about the behaviour of someone in the chatroom, please copy paste the relevant chat in an email to us at [email protected] and state the date and time of the respective conversation.

Please let this be a conducive space for discussions, both light and profound.

KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES

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

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

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

Noticeboard

Name: Email:
For:  
Mail will not be published
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Valentina
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:11 PM
    Join our blog chat session this Saturday 11AM – 12PM (GMT +8) on the topic of:

    Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds part 2 – (focus topic: Eight Great Charnel Grounds)

    At one time there was a god by the name of Rudra who was originally part of Mahadeva’s retinue. He was a very fierce being who also had many of his own consorts. Together with his consorts he began to oppress sentient beings, and promoted violence and unethical behaviour. At that time, Heruka once again arose, and in a dance of great compassionate wrath, liberated Rudra and his consorts from their physical bodies, sending their minds to pure lands. The places where Rudra’s body parts fell became charnel grounds. …read more by clicking the following link:

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/twenty-four-holy-places-eight-great-charnel-grounds.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:07 AM
    This year Wesak Day fall on 10 of May. This day is very special and meaningful to me because I will visit Kechara Forest Retreat(KFR) to join some meritorious event there.
    For me, Wesak is a day to commemorate Buddha Sakyamuni in three aspect( Birth , Enlightened, Nirwana).
    While we celebrate Wesak, we must remind ourselves to learn from Buddha teachings and practice it in order to gain attainment.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing in order to create more understanding on Wesak Day.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wesak-day-special-on-rtm-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:10 PM
    OMG! This is very touching. To see a doggie who never left go of his owner in spite of death. Way more powerful than many who proclaimed “till death do us part.” Just like the human, not all doggies are as loyal as this tear-jerking pet, but I truly believe almost all doggies offer unconditional love to the person who feeds and cares for them. Even when they are stray animals. There was a stray dog who will run two streets from the entrance of the “Taman” until the car stops in front of the house, just to greet me. You can imagine the warm and conviction in my heart that these beings are more than capable of loving than many of us, human! Thank you for this lovely sharing. I miss my doggie, Sherab.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:00 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for this amazing sharing. There is no doubt about the ability of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. His incarnations have been compassionate and taken rebirth to return and spread the dharma so that sentient beings can benefit and learn some dharma in our short life.

    We shall never doubt our Guru; but must see that He is one with our Yidam and Protector, an attained being. Even if our Guru does not demonstrate clairvoyance abilities, we must never contest our Guru, for he holds the key (dharma) that can liberate us from eternal suffering in samsara.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 04:30 PM
    Miracles do happen,when we have faith and trust in our Guru.What is important is to follow Rinpoche’s advice and do as instructed by our Guru to clear the osbtacles all the way.Angie and Herry were so fortunate to have meet Rinpoche.Its because of Rinpoche ‘s compassion and caring for his student Angie’s life was saved.Infact Rinpoche has helped many people through his intervention, advice and instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing miracles stories which i enjoyed reading.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 02:45 PM
    WOW….interesting a miracles true story. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.Reciting mantras by family members and doing 20 pujas done at the monastery to help the baby. These proved that pujas, which have been done for hundreds of years in the monasteries are very powerful methods for us to overcome difficulties, create huge amounts of merit and for protection, good health and long life.This show us how powerful pujas can help us when we have trust and faith in our Guru.And with Rinpoche divination,the baby was born and now a healthy boy.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · »

Messages from Rinpoche

Scroll down within the box to view more messages from Rinpoche. Click on the images to enlarge. Click on 'older messages' to view archived messages. Use 'prev' and 'next' links to navigate between pages

Use this URL to link to this section directly: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/#messages-from-rinpoche

CREDITS

Concept: Tsem Rinpoche
Technical: Lew Kwan Leng, Justin Ripley, Yong Swee Keong
Design: Justin Ripley, Cynthia Lee
Content: Tsem Rinpoche, Justin Ripley, Pastor Shin Tan, Sarah Yap
Writer: Pastor Loh Seng Piow
Admin: Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Beng Kooi

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

Tsem Rinpoche

What Am I Writing Now

Facebook Fans Youtube Views Blog Views
Animal Care Fund
  Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch

The Unknown

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

Photos On The Go

Click on the images to view the bigger version. And scroll down and click on "View All Photos" to view more images.
Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
2 weeks ago
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
3 weeks ago
: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
3 weeks ago
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
3 weeks ago
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
3 weeks ago
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
3 weeks ago
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
3 weeks ago
Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
3 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
4 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
4 weeks ago
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
4 weeks ago
(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
4 weeks ago
It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
4 weeks ago
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
1 month ago
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
1 month ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
1 month ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 month ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
2 months ago
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
2 months ago
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
2 months ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
2 months ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
3 months ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
3 months ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
3 months ago
This is a good one to read
Click on "View All Photos" above to view more images

Videos On The Go

Please click on the images to watch video
  • Heartbreaking, must watch
    2 weeks ago
    Heartbreaking, must watch
  • Mongolian pop group singing hauntingly in Mongolian
    2 weeks ago
    Mongolian pop group singing hauntingly in Mongolian
  • Nice treats for your dogs
    2 weeks ago
    Nice treats for your dogs
  • Mumu did his best to recover. He never cried but was valiant to accept treatments by the vet.
    3 weeks ago
    Mumu did his best to recover. He never cried but was valiant to accept treatments by the vet.
  • 98 year-old Ben Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials. Powerful advice.
    3 weeks ago
    98 year-old Ben Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials. Powerful advice.
  • Decide for yourself what's beautiful.
    3 weeks ago
    Decide for yourself what's beautiful.
  • Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings.
    3 weeks ago
    Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings.
  • If you say,
    3 weeks ago
    If you say, "You wanna go bye bye" to Mumu, he will be excited. He loves to go for rides.
  • Snake begs for water.
    3 weeks ago
    Snake begs for water.
  • Tsem Rinpoche's beautiful Vajra Yogini shrine which is a portal to Kechara.
    3 weeks ago
    Tsem Rinpoche's beautiful Vajra Yogini shrine which is a portal to Kechara.
  • This is a great way to grow food with minimal space and water.
    3 weeks ago
    This is a great way to grow food with minimal space and water.
  • This penguin swims 5,000 miles every year to visit the man who saved his life.
    3 weeks ago
    This penguin swims 5,000 miles every year to visit the man who saved his life.
  • Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on guru devotion and Dorje Shugden
    3 weeks ago
    Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on guru devotion and Dorje Shugden
    His Eminence Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche the mahasiddha speaks clearly about guru devotion and Dorje Shugden
  • Beautiful turtle returning to the sea to be free and happy. Amazing sight.
    4 weeks ago
    Beautiful turtle returning to the sea to be free and happy. Amazing sight.
  • Japan's greatest modern day artist, Yayoi Kusama
    4 weeks ago
    Japan's greatest modern day artist, Yayoi Kusama

ASK A PASTOR


Ask the Pastors

A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

Just post your name and your question below and one of our pastors will provide you with an answer.

Scroll down and click on "View All Questions" to view archived questions.

  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
View All Questions

CHAT PICTURES

Pastor Gim Lee assisted by Kechara Puja Team, conducted a Dorje Shugden puja and blessings at a premise. Lucy Yap
21 hours ago
Pastor Gim Lee assisted by Kechara Puja Team, conducted a Dorje Shugden puja and blessings at a premise. Lucy Yap
Art expression using chalks and papers is an avenue for young children to cultivate positive perspective of life and connect with their artistic or creative side. Stella, KSDS
3 days ago
Art expression using chalks and papers is an avenue for young children to cultivate positive perspective of life and connect with their artistic or creative side. Stella, KSDS
Children as long as 2 years old are ready to learn up skills and attitude that will help them shape their life. When else will be best to instil them with good Dharma values if not since young? Stella, KSDS
3 days ago
Children as long as 2 years old are ready to learn up skills and attitude that will help them shape their life. When else will be best to instil them with good Dharma values if not since young? Stella, KSDS
Senior students of the children class of Kechara Sunday Dharma School had their class in the ghompa every Sunday. Stella, KSDS
3 days ago
Senior students of the children class of Kechara Sunday Dharma School had their class in the ghompa every Sunday. Stella, KSDS
Besides young Karlson and Ern Ern, there are new faces in Kechara Sunday Dharma School 2-4 years old. Stella, KSDS
3 days ago
Besides young Karlson and Ern Ern, there are new faces in Kechara Sunday Dharma School 2-4 years old. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students 5-6 years old making prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa at the beginning of the class every Sunday. Stella,KSDS
3 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students 5-6 years old making prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa at the beginning of the class every Sunday. Stella,KSDS
@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap!  PHNee
3 days ago
@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap! PHNee
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
4 days ago
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
4 days ago
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
4 days ago
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha )  was extensively covered. -  Yew Seng
4 days ago
English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha ) was extensively covered. - Yew Seng
Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
4 days ago
Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
One of the outdoor activities for KSDS students is to exercise the drawing that near to the nature. Alice Tay, KSDS
5 days ago
One of the outdoor activities for KSDS students is to exercise the drawing that near to the nature. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jesvin explained the camp rules and regulations to the camper. Alice Tay, KSDS
5 days ago
Teacher Jesvin explained the camp rules and regulations to the camper. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS teachers and the young participants of WOAH  Camp played & have fun together for this game, Self defense and attack. Alice Tay, KSDS
5 days ago
KSDS teachers and the young participants of WOAH Camp played & have fun together for this game, Self defense and attack. Alice Tay, KSDS
The younger group of KSDS were happy because they're given chance to feel,touch and play the slime. Alice Tay, KSDS
5 days ago
The younger group of KSDS were happy because they're given chance to feel,touch and play the slime. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Laura guided the students do meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
5 days ago
Teacher Laura guided the students do meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
6 days ago
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
6 days ago
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
6 days ago
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
6 days ago
Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
The Promise
  These books will change your life
  Tsem Rinpoche's Long Life Prayer by H.H. Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche
  Support Blog Team
Lamps For Life
  Robe Offerings
  Vajrayogini Stupa Fund
  White Tara Mantra Bank Project
  Rinpoche's Medical Fund
  Dana Offerings
  Soup Kitchen Project
 
Zong Rinpoche

Archives

YOUR FEEDBACK

Page Views By Country
United States 2,147,429
Malaysia 2,894,822
Singapore 561,005
United Kingdom 417,571
India 342,076
Canada 379,987
Australia 338,362
Nepal 246,008
Philippines 183,050
Bhutan 124,741
Portugal 102,500
Indonesia 130,471
Germany 112,876
Mongolia 74,769
Thailand 87,254
France 84,423
Brazil 74,712
Italy 74,655
Spain 73,634
Netherlands 70,211
New Zealand 52,748
Hong Kong 52,607
Taiwan 49,446
Mexico 37,838
Romania 43,263
United Arab Emirates 34,804
South Africa 33,968
Switzerland 46,164
Ireland 32,166
Japan 31,924
Vietnam 29,068
Russia 34,258
Sweden 31,257
Saudi Arabia 20,984
Sri Lanka 21,482
Turkey 23,560
Greece 24,474
Poland 25,607
Belgium 23,836
Total Pageviews: 9,744,169

Login

Dorje Shugden
Click to watch my talk about Dorje Shugden....