Feeling good? Looking good? Rupaul!

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Dear friends,

I find Rupaul a great talent and enduring for all those who chose to be just themselves… Rupaul has tenacity, will power and incredible creativity as an artist. I like Rupaul’s talented artistry. Rupaul is intense and also highly intelligent. I enjoy some of Rupaul’s videos so much. I find them funny, meaningless, with a powerful message, be yourself, empowering, deep, cynical, plastic, entertaining and leaves you to think deeper about who you are, how you want yourself to be accepted by yourself.

The videos are funny and very today, but if you look at them more closely, in a way sad. Behind the make up, hair, scenes,choreography, lights, camera, glamour, story line is a person just like us and nothing is real… in a way our whole life is a drag or not real unless we imbue it with something more… letting go of fixed notions, grasping at non-existent permanence and holding onto ideas that we breathe ‘life’ into but do not exist… is a drag. And it drags us down. Be free. Be yourself. Be what you feel you should be not what others expect… but be what you want with great compassion, generosity, gratefulness, forgiveness, wisdom and give something back to others and earth. Always remember those that contributed to your life and where you are… move on and move on with them.

Anyways, enjoy the very funny video I’ve included here… be ready… it’s super super super funny.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Some quotes from Rupaul I found interesting… hehe:

 

“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”

“Very little is off -limits, but draw the line at being unkind.”

“My goal is to always come from a place of love… but sometimes you just have to break it down for a motherf*cker!”

“We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.”

 

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Some more pics of Rupaul with and without……

 

 

 

Rupaul, may you be at peace, find freedom and spiritual growth always… thanks for the laughs and thanks for your talents… TR

 

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22 Responses to Feeling good? Looking good? Rupaul!

  1. Andrew Hibberd on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    tr we will be one

  2. abby on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    oh yes Rinpoche!
    There was a Hong Kong star who was like Rupaul! His name is Leslie Cheung.
    During his last concert years before his death, he wore a long wig, and he was so sexyyy and hot! :D (he was a real handsome man anyway)
    even though he got so many criticize from people, he didn’t give a damn. He also admitted to the world that he is a gay.

    I enjoyed watching this video. Repaul is sexy and hot as well.
    hehehe. Cool!

  3. pastor susan on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    haha…thank you Rinpoche for this video. Rupaul is one of my favorite talk show host. I remember watching her on tv and loved how she enters the stage in such glam, confidence, with a huge, contagious smile.

    Just googling her name will bring up such a collage of pictures of hers in so many styles, personalities! She sure can make the world believe and see her for whatever and whoever she wants them to see her as.

  4. mayy on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    LOL! Thank you, Rinpoche for uploading this Rupaul video. Funny!

  5. ericchoong on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Cool…thanks for sharing this video Rinpoche.I like this quotes
    “We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.”
    yes…be my self. Be what I feel I should be not what others expect…but be what I want with great compassion, generosity, gratefulness, forgiveness, wisdom and give something back to others and earth.
    Thanks again Rinpoche, I will share with my friends(@_@)

  6. David Lai on Dec 20, 2011 at 2:01 am

    She is really creative and what a character! This Rupaul and what an amazing drag!
    What’s amazing is how she open the doors of drag queens to become superstars.
    Her last photo look really emaciated though. I wonder if she is sick?

  7. Mc on Dec 20, 2011 at 2:28 am

    We are all very caught up with “Identity”. I guess at some point in time we realize that there are many questions we can’t answer like who we really are and what we are supposed to do and we don;t feel like we are in control of anything. Not getting the right answers makes us insecure and we start to create an identity our ourselves that we like, and that we think others will like. And we work so hard at that identity and we really dig ourselves into a hole by trying to hang onto to something not solid, not real and is in fact, only imagined. Once there, we are trapped. And if other people do not accept that identity we project and hold on to, we get upset and depressed.

    The identity we crave to have need not necessarily be physical. We may also desire to be identified as being clever, or holy or spiritual.

    Rupaul is all of us in a more exaggerate albeit honest way. We laugh at her antics and we like her although we know the public “Rupaul” is manufactured reality. As we are.

    I like the three vastly different images of Rupaul above, set out one after another. Which is Rupaul? All of them and none of them I guess. To me the Rupaul i like best is the one which came up with all those great quotes e.g.“Very little is off -limits, but draw the line at being unkind.”

  8. Diana Pereyda on Dec 20, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Great fun!! I miss my days, or nites in Hollywood. Around here all the gays fix up their victorian
    homes, and go to gourmet restaurants for fun,basically.

  9. Helena on Dec 20, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Dear Rinpoche, Thank you very much for sharing. I don’t really know Rupaul but after seeing this article and video. I really admire him, he is gorgeous of being who he really is. Salute salute :)
    xx

  10. James Long on Dec 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    “We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.”

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all these fun but meaningful video with us. She/he does not care about how others think of him, but be himself and go all the way with what he decided to do.

    It is true we all came into this world naked(also with past life karma…) and the rest is all drag or illusion. Day after day we make ourselves a person which the society think is good for us, have big house, car, married, have kids, relationship but end up it is just a lie and many of us including myself got more unhappiness from there..

  11. joey wong on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Rupaul really looks like beyonce!!!

    i’ve had a brief read of RuPaul’s bio and his life story is quite sad and tragic but despite that he can still entertain others and project confidence. He mentioned that he realized he had issues in acting class when he could not project certain emotions required for the role and went for therapy. Somehow i find that quite powerful as we often walk around and function normally while bottling up our unhappiness and pretend that we are happy and confident until something provokes it and then we realize that the problem is bigger and more than we can ever face or deal with.

    I guess in that aspect, we’re all in drag because we cant face the inner child inside, like rupaul, in a way.

  12. Su An on Dec 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for introducing RuPaul here, I have not heard of him before until now. Looking at his Wikipedia page and brief history, she is certainly the pride of the gay community. I liked this quote from him, “You can call me he. You can call me she. You can call me Regis and Kathie Lee; I don’t care! Just as long as you call me.” and also “you’re just an oversized orang-utan” from the video =p it’s amazing what makeup can do..

  13. Ethan Chu on Dec 25, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Life’s definitely a drag. Whether you are boy or girl whatever sexuality, since the day we are born, we are a drag. Parents and society decide our make up, what to wear, how to act and when you’re old and worthless, they called you an “old drag”. Nothing lasts!!!

    But the fabulous make up and the glamorous scenes are addictive. Sometimes we would do so much just to freeze a moment of glam. I’m sure there is a saying “a 5 mins glam on the red carpet or runway”. whatever. What happens next? But it is so tempting, it is almost like a promise that never grows old.

    But the truth? The make won’t stay, the pictures don’t last. Someone will replace you on the carpet. Looking good feeling good is all temporally. Know who you are and how you want your life to be and don’t let it “drag” you down is the key for a start and sashay your life with a meaningful purpose is definitely the most glam!

  14. Vianin Guillaume - Sodnam Zangpo on Dec 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Tashi Deleg Rinpoche. Tank you for all, I follow your beautifull activities from Switzerland. Tank you.

  15. William on Dec 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    He looks so old now. Really shows that beauty does not last and things are always impermanent. However, he has talent which made him famous.
    I love his quote “We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.” Everything is a drag and will continue to be a drag. It is until we realise that nothing is important that it will not become a drag in our lives. Lose our attachments and we will be free.

  16. Li Kheng on Dec 30, 2011 at 12:16 am

    It takes courage to stand honestly naked before oneself and others. It takes resilience to embrace this commitment to be ourself.

    Life of the 21st century is a stage filled with noise and glare that we often find it challenging to see ourselves. Individuals like Rupaul show us that there is a way. Along this journey of discovery, it is probably likely that we will put different costumes.

    May we, with patience and openness, discover that all the different costumes contribute to forming who we are, who is truly beautiful. May we also develop the generosity to share our journey kindly with others so that we help make their journey easier.

    I believe that this is Dharma. It is not only about living the “right” life but to identify the lessons the mistakes or wrong we do so that we can benefit others.

  17. Paris on Feb 2, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I came back to this post after reading an article about RuPaul on Huffington Post, hilariously titled, “RuPaul’s Divine Mystical Wisdom” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-raushenbush/rupaul-divine-mystical-wisdom_b_2544739.html)

    It’s really good to see how much exposure Ru Paul is given and how she has risen to become such a strong personality today, in a world where there is so much sexual / gender discrimination and prejudice.

    Some of us have been privvy to the RuPaul sessions with Rinpoche, where we sit and watch RuPaul youtube videos for hours upon end, Rinpoche chuckling incessantly as he clicks from one “Rupaul’s drag race” episode to another super campy RuPaul music video. And you wonder, what on earth is the divine, spiritual lesson in all this? An over-the-top drag queen with insanely big hair, too much makeup and back-up dancers who really should wear clothes in a slightly bigger size?

    Actually, there’s plenty to be learnt in what RuPaul has to tell the world – to not be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, to be proud and confident of who you are (even if the whole world is against you), to be imaginative, creative and courageous in doing what you feel expresses your passions in the best way. So as absurd as it sounds, RuPaul could be a Vajrayogini – using the very things we’re attracted to (or averse to!) and transforming into a valuable lesson of confidence and courage.

    Some other great sound bytes from RuPaul from the Huffington Post article here:

    “…I bring it right back to what this is really all about — having fun, loving yourself, and understanding that you are not separate from the girl standing next to you, or the person out there in the audience — that there is only one of us here.”

    “I talk to these girls (contestants on the RuPaul Drag Show), I tell them they are not really competing against the others, they are competing to tear down some of those walls and transcend their own limitations.”

    “Jesus, Krishna and Buddha all represent the potential we all have to transcend our limitations.”

    “That mystical encounter is always happening. It is happening in this very moment. You chose heaven or hell in this moment.”

  18. Pastor Yek Yee on Feb 13, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Be free. Be yourself.Rupaul very talented and creative in his performance. Every show he performed was so rich in term of content, make up, clothes and so on. I feel Rupaul was very passionate on his performance career. Thank you for give us all happiness, new view and thought.

  19. Edward ooi on Jul 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, when I started to read this article I thought Rupaul is a girl but when I saw the last picture in this article, I was shocked to see that Rupaul is actually a guy. I must say, Rupaul is a great drag queen because I can’t even tell the differences when Rupaul puts on his makeup. And the video wasn’t really funny to me.

  20. Patsy on Jul 4, 2013 at 12:12 am

    It’s amazing that make up can do wonders. Rupaul did not care how society labeled him. He is braved enough to stand up for what he believes in. He is very talented in his performance, playing different roles and having different personalities. However, nothing last forever, from a hot sexy looking gal he looks old in the last photo.

  21. Vinnie Tan on Aug 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    She is definitely an incredible drag. It shows us that what is on the outside is does not really matter that much. Is what is on the inside would really matter.

    However, in today’s society, many people do not see that what is on the outside does not matter that much. Instead what is on the inside really matters to us.

  22. Edward Ooi on Sep 22, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I think is Rupaul is hardworking person. I can see that Rupaul is trying very hard to people laugh even though he is not as funny as Jim Carrey. But he is not a bad comedian. Just need a little more natural and practice. When Jim Carrey does it. It seems so natural and super funny because he keeps on doing new moves and saying more and funnier things. Not just stand there and keep on repeating the same thing over and over and over again. It’s funny at first but it’s not after that. Thank You Rinpoche for sharing.

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  • abby foo
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 08:01 PM)
    Now I understand, spirituality is NEVER about how great my practice, my Guru, my lineage are. Spirituality is NOT a competition of I am better than you or I am the best, spirituality is NEVER about right or wrong, higher or lower, bad or good. All these are what make us bitter and unhappy, and are the reasons why we came to seek spirituality because we know deep down inside we should be someone with a more opened heart that accepts and tolerates. Why putting ourselves back to the bitter situation again when we are in spiritual?

    Then what is spirituality? From Tsem Rinpoche’s actions and teachings, I know loyalty IS spirituality. Humble, tolerance, respect, understanding, keeping promises and being kind are spirituality no matter what you practice, no matter what is your religion/belief. All the qualities above have nothing to do with what your religion/belief are, but how you act, speak and think determine if you are a spiritual person.

    Those who don’t like Dorje Shugden, why keep condemning people over and over? Why speaks against it over and over? If you think you going to stop people from getting ‘harm’ because Dorje Shugden is bad, your intention is to stop harm, but why end up you actually CREATING HARM everytime you speak against Dorje Shugden and put those who practice it down??? If your intention is pure and kind, then the results should be pure and kind too, but obviously you are hurting people’s belief and emotions, and you show no respect to people.
  • Ashlee
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 05:33 PM)
    Buddhism is about following the true lineage passed down from Buddha Shakyamuni to his disciples and i personally find that Buddhist teachings are very logical hence i continue to learn and practice it by following my Guru, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. If Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector practices by high lamas such as Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and passed down to Tsem Rinpoche, how can they be doing the wrong practice? After all, Dorje Shugden is an “Enlightened Protector” and not just any normal worldly protector. Enlightened protector are suppose to help excel our Dharma practice and help us clear away our Dharma obstacles in this degenerate age. Logically speaking, then how can an enlightened protector bring harm to us or even help us to harm others? Also how can an enlightened being harm another enlightened being? That is illogical.Each of us bring with us imprints from previous lives and for some of us, we do have strong affinity with Dorje Shugden due to our practices from previous lives. I personally feel that i have a very strong affinity with Dorje Shugden protector and if it’s good enough for my Lama and his root Gurus and other high lamas to practice it, i think i can safely practice it without any doubt and at the same time still respect H.H. Dalai Lama. Thank you Rinpoche for speaking up.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 05:25 PM)
    Tsem Rinpoche: I hadn’t spoken up about the Dorje Shugden ‘conflict’ for 15 years. Let me explain why: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57431.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 05:24 PM)
    When we find kind people, We appreciate them, When we find difficult people, We find ways to forgive them, When we find sad people, We find ways to uplift them, When we find people without hope, We find a way to give them light, By doing this tirelessly, We find our true selves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 05:08 PM)
    When we find kind people,
    We appreciate them,
    When we find difficult people,
    We find ways to forgive them,
    When we find sad people,
    We find ways to uplift them,
    When we find people without hope,
    We find a way to give them light,
    By doing this tirelessly,
    We find our true selves.~Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 01:34 PM)
    Steve Tobias can think beyond the box and yes he is right. I am only doing what my guru has instructed me to do over 26 years ago. No politics, leaders or other masters will change my practice or change what I have promised my guru to do. Guru devotion is everything to me and it always will be. Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-people.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 01:33 PM)
    Steve Tobias can think beyond the box and yes he is right. I am only doing what my guru has instructed me to do over 26 years ago. No politics, leaders or other masters will change my practice or change what I have promised my guru to do. Guru devotion is everything to me and it always will be. Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-people.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 01:32 PM)
    A comment left on the post: DORJE SHUGDEN PEOPLE http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-people.html

    Submitted on 2015/01/27 at 8:04 am
    I know that Rinpoche’s actions are making me think more deeply about my practice. I haven’t had a reason to really think about Dorje Shugden before, or what I would do if Rinpoche or Kechara practiced it. It is very taboo, and so it requires contemplation. If it wasn’t taboo, we wouldn’t be thinking deeply about it. If we appreciate Rinpoche’s kindness and think about all he has done, it is impossible run away at the simple mentioning of a dharma protector. Therefore we are forced to confront the topic of Dorje Shugden and come to a conclusion.

    In other words, is it really truthful to ignore every single one of Rinpoche’s blogs, videos, teachings, how he has helped the homeless and animals, how he has spread dharma, because of one thing? That one thing may be big depending on one’s commitments, but if you look Rinpoche has written in detail about the subject to help guide our minds. If it was just a random negative action with no instructions, it would be different.

    I personally may initially feel shock at the announcement, or have opinions, and those opinions change, and I may feel uncomfortable, but comfort is an obstacle to dharma practice. Rinpoche is keeping his commitments with his gurus, and we are supposed to do the same. I don’t need to practice Dorje Shugden, and I’m sure not all Kecharians will either. And during the times that Rinpoche gave me advice, he mentioned many Buddhas and even graciously sent me Buddhas, but not once told me to do this or that dharma protector practice, ever. He genuinely cares about his students. I feel that his real life students feel the same way, which is why many of them do not need to second-guess the choice of the new dharma protector. I thank Rinpoche for allowing me to get out of my routine for a few days to give serious thought about the issue. Whether I have moments of agreeing, disagreeing, re-agreeing, it doesn’t change that when I sit down to do my sadhana I’m not going to change the guru who I visualize as Buddha.

    Between Rinpoche’s two posts on this subject there is a repost from a few years ago when Rinpoche gave offerings to Theravada monks with his students. We would like to think that Dorje Shugden discriminates against Nyingma teachings, and so we are clean if we don’t practice it. If we look right in the tantra vows it says not to spend more than 7 nights in the house of a Hinayana. Does that mean we all discriminate? Or maybe we should investigate the truth further? Here Rinpoche is giving Hinayana monks offerings with his students with nothing but words of admiration. Are we going to pretend that it never happened?

    From Steve Tobias
  • Gina
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 11:38 AM)
    May those who practice Dorje Shugden in India be no longer segregate.
    May they be able to live in peace and practice their deity freely.
    May there be peace among all buddhist brothers and sisters, specially in India.
  • Gina
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 11:35 AM)
    Thank you so much, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for speaking out your truth!
    Much love here for you and may there be peace and harmony for all.
  • Gina
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 11:33 AM)
    I have been practicing Dorje Shugden for years in the USA. And although I live in a free country and do not feel the limitations and humiliations caused by the Dalai Lama ban upon this practice I have always felt a certain discomfort (almost like shame) to say in public that I am a Shugden practitioner (so, I have to recognize the ban had a psychological impact on my me). Tsem Tulku Rinpoche decision to clarify his position openly on this matter helped me to feel perfectly fine for being a Shugden follower. No I am no longer a shame to speak out: YES, I am s Shugden practicioner!
  • tsemtulku
    (Tuesday, Jan 27. 2015 03:27 AM)
    Protectors are not our main point of worship. Protectors function is not as important as the Buddhas. If we wish to have a altar, in the centre should be our Guru, Buddha or Tsongkapa. Then on the left and right are any Buddhas. Then besides that is the Protectors. We must focus on Lord Tsongkapa for our practice daily or Manjushri, and last practice we do is protector. More important than that is the practice of Lam Rim and Lojong teachings. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
  • Paloma
    (Monday, Jan 26. 2015 10:24 PM)
    I have been practicing DS for a while and I’ve got nothing but the increase of my compassion and wisdom from practicing the teachings. The New Kadampa Tradition transformed my self and helped me to purify my mind. I apply the teachings and now I’m much a more peaceful, patient and loving person. However, because of all this controversy and propaganda against the New Kadampa Tradition there were times, specially in the beginning of my association with them, in which I felt doubt and discouragement (because I was used to believe the DL was such an authority…) … I was even almost giving up the dharma because of all this polemic, but then I decided to check for my self and follow my own inner guidance. I am so happy I did so. These teachings (The New Kadampa Tradition) are based on the teachings of Je Tsongkhapa,the King of the Dharma.
    Much love,
    Paloma
  • Paloma
    (Monday, Jan 26. 2015 09:34 PM)
    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for taking the stand.
    Much love,
    Paloma, a DS practitioner.
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Jan 26. 2015 08:20 PM)
    I have some questions regarding Dorje Shugden. Can you take a moment to help me? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57386

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January 15, 2015. Today is Vajra Yogini day. So Pastor Jj and our wonderful team has arranged these beautiful offerings on my shrine. Nice.  Tsem Rinpoche 
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Uncle Lai for years now without a miss comes in once a week to clean the altar of the ladrang. To clean the sacred spots where holy images reside is considered good purification of karmas. He never misses this and then upon completion he makes nice fresh offerings. Uncle Lai is generally a very kind and reliable person. We all love him. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche said to me a few years back that in order to practice or teach dharma these days, it's like being a white crow among the black. That means we will stand out and look unusual. But no matter what we must persevere. I miss this great teacher so much since his passing. He was gentle, scholarly, erudite, accomplished in sutra and tantra and had a very loving demeanor. He treated everyone equally and his vows of a monk were spotless. He was like a bright sun in the night sky. Even the first time I met him, he impacted me very strongly. I have received many teachings from him. He was a student of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and H. H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I brought 60 students with me from various countries to have audience with Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche the last time I had a chance to gaze upon his golden face. His perfect incarnation has returned. May he manifest in this incarnation as the previous. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche with his close disciple Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. Very beautiful and old vintage picture. TR
2 weeks ago
This was the first woman to request Buddha to become a nun. Because of her, the nun's tradition began. She is a Arhat in the Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Tradition. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
January 10, 2015. Nice to see Kecharians studying the dharma together today. I really enjoy seeing this and Pastor Shin was leading the class. Thank you.
2 weeks ago
How lucky I would be to live here...TR
2 weeks ago
Must share this wisdom always. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is wonderful to remember. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Pastor Niral giving a talk in Kechara. Wonderful.
3 weeks ago
January 9, 2015. Pastor Seng Piow takes his little nephew out for some toy shopping. The little guy was waiting anxiously to go out. 
3 weeks ago
His Holiness 9th Panchen Lama in Calcutta in 1905.
3 weeks ago
How nice. What a great gift from Mavis Yeh.  Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I was so lucky to get teachings by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche today on the SIX YOGAS OF NAROPA translated by Kyabje Zasep Rinpoche. And also Kyabje Zasep Rinpoche was the one who sent me these videos. How fortunate for me to get this. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
We have wonderful Kechara dharma seniors who are good and caring guides for our precious youths. I am happy to see this. Youths are so important. We must love them, respect them and share dharma with them to they mature into good people. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
Beautiful Lady Buddha, not everyone has realized you are the alpha and omega of our inner liberation. Our mind constantly wanders in karmic creations weary yet still travelling of no choice. I seek the solace of your embrace to experience great bliss and home. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Does this picture remind you where all of our lives are eventually heading to? It's just where in line are you right now? But you still are in line.  Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
We have to save this one and reflect upon it. TR
4 weeks ago
Very powerful. Never be stuck in our comfort zones. Think out of the box and do more to accomplish our goals. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
I love this type of environment so much. TR
1 month ago
Special gifts of toys and snacks for some special doggies...
1 month ago
This is very helpful. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
We have to be ready to change when we seek a teacher otherwise stay hidden.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
15 minutes to watch this will blow your mind: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=55883
1 month ago
H.H. the current Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche -December 2014
1 month ago
December 2014-His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche in front of the largest Tsongkapa statue in the world. This Tsongkapa is in Champa Ling Monastery, Chamdo, Tibet. 
1 month ago
This is the perfect setting of the environment of where I like to live. With trees, blue waters, mountains, green, speckled with flowers. TR
1 month ago
Nothing can be found without searching for it. Just because others say you can't do it or don't believe in you or you can't see it, doesn't mean it cannot exist. Never give up!~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This Manjushri is in Kechara's publishing wing. Stunning. TR
1 month ago
This Tara is beautiful. Save the pictures. TR
1 month ago
Having dinner with special friends from around the world. We are honored to be with Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. 
1 month ago
This is very powerful. Share it. TR
2 months ago
Decemeber 2014-They just finished their Tsongkapa retreat and I am so glad for them. TR
2 months ago
We have so many mysteries and some can be proven while others not. TR
2 months ago
Amazing and so appropriate for some. 
2 months ago
This is so true and we have to think about it carefully. 
2 months ago
This is so true. It makes sense. 
2 months ago
Good dharma friends explore interesting places together.
2 months ago
These powerful quotes are timeless and I must read from time to time. It brings sanity, peace and focus. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
This is very interesting news. News I thought was not possible. 
2 months ago
This is good advice. I will do more and more of this as it's time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Good dharma friends go a long way together as they can work together to benefit many beings. Kudos to friends in the Dharma. TR
2 months ago
Besides Willow Creek, California, this spot in Washington state is another area where many Bigfoot sightings occur frequently. TR
2 months ago
BREAKING NEWS: India has banned the import of animal tested cosmetics. Coming just few months after they banned cosmetics testing in Indian labs, the import ban now makes India the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia. Now it's time for Australia to end cruel cosmetics. My bill has been on the books for months, and the Labor and Liberal parties still haven't come to the table. It's time for action. Join our call to end cruel cosmetics. Visit http://grns.mp/end-cruel-cosmetics
2 months ago
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  • Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29986205
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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
    3 months ago
  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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    3 months ago
  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    4 months ago
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
    4 months ago
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    5 months ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    5 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    5 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    5 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    8 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    8 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    9 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    11 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    11 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    11 months ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    2 yearss ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    2 yearss ago

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Homeless No More! Wong starting his job as a cook in a restaurant today! Justin@KSK
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Our Food Bank programme distribution extended to these urban poor families recently. Vivian@KSK KL
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Volunteers and medical team after food distribution around Georgetown, Penang. Patsy
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Volunteers giving out food, snacks and drinks. KSK Penang. Patsy
21 hours ago
Uncle Low was stranded on the street for the past few days and was referred to our soup kitchen to seek assistance by one of our client. He claimed that he was cheated by his friend and ended up on the streets. He also lost his valuable belongings including money and Mykad in the process. He can only remember his home phone number which we duly contacted but no one was around to pick up the call. We decided to send him back to Telemong (near Karak) anyways and we were lucky we finally found his home. Justin
yesterday
Preparations and set up for tonight's puja at Kechara House gompa at 8pm to 9.30 pm. Lucy Yap
yesterday
Lovely posies arranged by Kechara Bloom for tonight's puja at Kechara House gompa.Get one now. Lucy Yap
yesterday
今晚的英語#双護法#法会是这么久以来第一次公开进行。可喜可贺!By Puja House
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24 Jan 2015 edition of Focus Malaysia. DR
yesterday
Friends in Bentong threw a surprise birthday dinner for me. I've made many friends ever since I moved to Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. DR
yesterday
Kechara Soup Kitchen's volunteers at the The Mustard Seed Charity Day 2015 bazaar in SS2 Mall, Petaling Jaya yesterday! Blood donation drive, health screening, lots of food and items for sale to raise funds for several charities. DR
yesterday
Waiting for mummy to return. :-( DR
yesterday
New mattresses, pillows and blankets delivered to flood victims in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. The rain has stopped, the houses cleaned of mud and only now we are able to deliver to them. DR
yesterday
View from our weekend retreat room. Peace and tranquility. Restores my equilibium. DR
yesterday
A slug came to visit during our retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. Blessings for him too :-) DR
yesterday
Spent a meaningful and peaceful weekend in Tsongkhapa retreat with my sister Patsy Gooi , cousin PastorHenry Ooi and colleagues in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. Photos of before and after retreat. It's obvious which of the two is the 'after' photo. DR
yesterday
Volunteer hairdressers Maggie and May of Q Salon Kota Damansara who were in KSK to provide professional haircut for our food recipients this afternoon. Something for our clients to be cheerful with Chinese New Year just a few weeks away. :D
yesterday
有错就认错,然后改过。有美好的,就随喜。若能持之以恒,快乐垂手可得。~詹杜固仁波切 https://www.tsemrinpoche.com https://twitter.com/tsemtulku (Cynthia Ng)
2 days ago
Harbour City grand launching by Hatten group in Singapore @ 24/1/15. Puja team invited to perform a Puja for a smooth and successful launching led by PastorYek Yee. (Cynthia Ng)
2 days ago
Pastor Gim Lee taught "Buddha statues, altars & pendants"during the year 1 English Dharma class this morning at Kechara House gompa. Next week topic is "How to deal with death" Come join us next Sunday at 10.30am to 12pm. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Year 2 adults Dharma class Day 2 from Lamrim text "The greatness of the author"was taught by Tat Ming at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Another happy marriage registration by Pastor Chia attended by 30 guests of the bride and groom in Kechara House this afternoon. 25Jan15 may ong
2 days ago
Lamrim class level 3, a study on the sufferings of the gods realm lead by Pastor (Anila) Choi today. 25Jan15 may ong
2 days ago

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