Caring Rinpoche bought new glasses for students

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(By Pastor Loh Seng Piow)

Last night H.E. Tsem Rinpoche personally brought a few students out to buy new glasses for them, three students got three pairs of glasses, and Rinpoche made sure that they got the high quality ones which are durable, impact-resistant, with glasses that will prevent eye-fatigue from prolonged computer work. Rinpoche always goes all out to take care of his students, this is just a small part of it.


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  1. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 3, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you Pastor Loh Seng Piow for the sharing. Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and compassion.

  2. Ck siah on Oct 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm


  3. Girlie OOI on Jul 31, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Rinpoche never stops caring for all his students. Every little need is well taken care of. Who else next to your parents will do this for you? We learn from here that we should always take care of others, and not be the selfish person.

  4. Albert Ratchaga on Jul 28, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Giving is always in Rinpoche’s mind, he always give the best so his students can practice Dharma and serve others with much hassle free.

    Generousity is consider a generousity when you give not just only money, but taking effort to find out what they really need. When Rinpoche send a gift to someone, he will always thought well and observe to see what they need instead of just giving simply. Rinpoche is always the best example of generousity for us to follow or anyone else to follow. the incomparable kind of generousity and kindness.

    Giving is the practice of one of the Six Paramitas:
    This paramita is the enlightened quality of generosity, charity, giving, and offering. The essence of this paramita is unconditional love, a boundless openness of heart and mind, a selfless generosity and giving which is completely free from attachment and expectation. From the very depths of our heart, we practice generously offering our love, compassion, time, energy, and resources to serve the highest welfare of all beings. Giving is one of the essential preliminary steps of our practice. Our giving should always be unconditional and selfless; completely free of any selfish desire for gratitude, recognition, advantage, reputation, or any worldly reward. The perfection of generosity is not accomplished simply by the action of giving, nor by the actual gift itself. Rather, the true essence of this paramita is our pure motivation of genuine concern for others—the truly generous motivation of the awakened heart of compassion, wisdom, and love. In addition, our practice of giving should be free of discrimination regarding who is worthy and who is unworthy to receive. To cultivate the paramita of generosity, it is wise to contemplate the enormous benefits of this practice, the disadvantages of being miserly, as well as the obvious fact that our body and our wealth are impermanent. With this in mind, we will certainly be encouraged to use both our body and wealth to practice generosity while we still have them. Generosity is a cure for the afflictions of greed, miserliness, and possessiveness. In this practice of giving, we may offer our time, energy, money, food, clothing, or gifts so as to assist others. To the best of our ability, we may offer the priceless treasure of Dharma instruction, giving explanations on the Buddha’s teachings. This offering serves to free others from misperceptions that cause confusion, pain, and suffering. We can offer fearless giving and protection by delivering living beings (insects, animals, and people) from harm, distress, fear, and terror. In this way, we offer care and comfort, helping others to feel safe and peaceful. We do this selflessly, without counting the cost to ourselves. We practice the perfection of generosity in an especially powerful way when we embrace all living beings continually in the radiant love of our heart.
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  5. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 23, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Rinpoche’s generosity is limitless and it is as stable as a gushing water always giving to those who need his help.

  6. Cliff on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    This is so nice and caring of Rinpoche, Rinpoche never rests to take care of his students well-being. It be thier health both mentally and physically. Not only just teaching us the dharma but also shows us by example. His love and compassion for every living being is endless and never ceases to amaze people. I’m really happy to see Rinpoche’s students receiving very high quality spectacles, these specs would take care of their eyes and induce less strain on them. They work really hard to spread dharma and they deserve it. Thank you for sharing with us your kindness Rinpoch. I hope your back is feeling well. O

  7. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jul 5, 2013 at 8:09 pm


  8. Felix Kong on Jul 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Rinpoche is so kind, always care his students and also never stop to benefit others. We are so great that can meet Rinpoche and learning Dharma, much appreciate. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  9. Eric kksiow on Jul 4, 2013 at 12:22 am

    We are really grateful about that, Rinpoche just never stopped caring about people. Rinpoche’s generosity is always meant to inspire and to encourage us to practice the Dharma and work harder for others.

    Thank You Rinpoche

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  10. James Long on Jul 2, 2013 at 1:47 am




  11. Davin on Jul 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Rinpoche always kind and caring. Rinpoche always think of how to benefit other. Rinpoche show us a good example how to care for peoples around us. Thank you Rinpoche for your caring and kindness.

  12. Adrian Cho on Jul 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Rinpoche is always much care and loving of all the students. He is so much compassion and wisdom too :)

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  13. Eric Lee KHJB on Jul 1, 2013 at 1:25 am


  14. wei theng on Jun 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us again how caring and compassion can be. One will always neglected on glasses but Rinpoche noticed it for his students and get it for them.
    Rinpoche always take care and spends money to benefit others, take care of his students and he even takes care of animals and all beings seen and not seen to make sure all can be free from physical as well as mental sufferings.
    Thank you Rinpoche, you are a living example for all of us to follow!
    We should also always support you such as do offerings to you and supporting ladrang.

  15. Grace Leu on Jun 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Rinpoche always take care his students with wholehearted. Rinpoche ensure his students get the qualities care including foods, cloths..etc. The care really touching.

  16. Low KHJB on Jun 30, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Thank you Seng Piow for the sharing. Rinpoche is very Generous and kind to those who had the merit to know him.During the time Rinpoche was not well ,he would place those other students priority before himself.We are glad to witness live Dharma in action.
    We could never repay Rinpoche for his Generosity to share the Dharma with us…

  17. June Tang (KHJB) on Jun 29, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you Seng Piow for sharing this post.
    Rinpoche is always thinking of others first,his care,love and kindness reach to everyone whom is around him !! Rinpoche is really a best example of compassion and kindness,we should follow this perfect behaviour .Thank you Rinpoche for showing us the ways to pratice dharma in our daily lives !!

  18. pavara on Jun 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Rinpoche is so kind,to do so kind and compassionate.
    Rinpoche helps everyone regardless of colour ,races or religions.
    Such a high lama can do such things.

  19. Thierry on Jun 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for taking care.
    Glasses are so important, I know how it changes a lot to have proper glasses…
    Especially if one spends long hours in front of a computer…

  20. Lim Han Nee on Jun 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Rinpoche never stops in his care and love of others.From his continuous showering of love on Mumu and Oser and Dharma and the other pets in his aviary and the Ladrang, to the 3 am vigil with Sonam(whom Rinpoche and other Kecharians had rescued and who had lost a leg and had a maggot-infested wound)on the highway, from looking after the Nepalese boys working in the Ladrang to looking after his personal attendants and students who are close to him. Even oversea visitors of his blog are showered with gifts and care. Also, strangers he meets in places like restaurants, also feel the impact of his care and kindness. Even needy people on the street are taken care of by Rinpoche in times of haze, with the distribution of face-masks and eye-drops.

    This post demonstrates Rinpoche’s love and care (like a mother for her only child – as is said in the Lamrim),with so much empathy for others, which is always a component present in Rinpoche’s care. Hence, he makes sure the glasses are of high quality,are impact-resistant as well as ensure protection from fatigue arising from prolonged exposure to the computer.

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us how to show kindness and how to repay kindness.

  21. Jutika Lam on Jun 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    No matter who close to Rinpoche any student is Rinpoche never fails to give and reward those working in the Organisation regardless whether Rinpoche knows them very well or just came to know of a particular person who has just joined.

    Even the people that learnt of Rinpoche overseas or through YouTube and have never personally met Rinpoche before have also gotten gifts from Rinpoche,

    Everywhere Rinpoche goes Rinpoche is always on the look out for gifts and presents for anyone in Kechara, as well as for the people overseas.

    Even I personally have received so many gifts for Rinpoche, ranging from books, toys, healthy food, statues and so many more!

    Thank you Rinpoche for everything!!!

  22. David Lai on Jun 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Yes, the 3 of them is just one of the many that Rinpoche takes care of intimately. In the past, Rinpoche had also bought me many of the top-most range of glasses. Rinpoche had bought me beautiful clothes, the MacBook Pro laptop that I am using right now, a large downpayment for my new car – the MyVi so I don’t have to pay a large monthly repayment, hundreds of Dharma books, my dental surgery, many top most range of handphones, a holiday to Singapore and Bali and tens of thousands of ringgits in pocket money, food and little other expensive gifts.

    Rinpoche never expected the gifts to be reciprocated in kind but would from time to time remind me to be grateful for what I have and to reciprocate the kindness of others. Rinpoche’s generosity is always meant to inspire and to encourage us to practice the Dharma and work harder for others. Then, you multiply this with many of the closer students and then for Kechara as a whole, Rinpoche is always on the lookout to inspire and touch someone’s heart so they enter the Dharma, practice the Dharma and do more for others.

  23. mitra on Jun 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Rinpoche is always kind, generous, love and care for others.This is how compassionate our lama is.

  24. shelly tai on Jun 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Shelly tai on 27June at 445pm
    Rinpoche is always very caring to his student and he always know what u need. We are so lucky to have someone like Rinpoche to teach us and to give us advice. Thank you Rinpoche for every thing that you have done to us.

  25. Patsy on Jun 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    This is again another of the many posts showing the never ending compassion side of Rinpoche who is always thinking of how to help and take care of those near and far. A good leader by example, Rinpoche is instilling in us how to be generous and compassionate. This is how compassionate Rinpoche is, not only does he provided us a place for our spiritual practice, he makes sure that worldly needs are taken care of as well.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for your care and kindness as always and through practice may we be able to gain these good qualities like Rinpoche.

  26. HelenaC on Jun 27, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Rinpoche is always kind, generous, love and care for his students and everyone. He always make sure everyone is ok and well taken care of, so that we can have the support and growth on our Dharma work. Thank you Rinpoche for love, care, support and all the beautiful teachings with my folded hands :)

  27. Sharon Saw on Jun 27, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Thanks for sharing this Seng Piow.. people often wonder what keeps Tsem Rinpoche so busy and it is wonderful for you to share this with everyone so they can know what goes on behind the scenes. Why Rinpoche is so busy is that he is always looking out for his students and what they need. By doing so, Rinpoche is showing the perfect example of caring for others and is something his students can emulate.

  28. beatrix ooi on Jun 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Rinpoche has always been very nice and caring to most of the people, even we have been receiving gifts, books, love and all sorts of stuffs from Rinpoche. We are really grateful about that, Rinpoche just never stopped caring about people. The things that Rinpoche give to others aren’t cheap stuff as well, because Rinpoche wants to make sure that all of the things that will be given away are in good conditions, high qualities as well as they are durable. I can’t think of anyone else who would do that, of course except my parents.
    May Rinpoche live long and continue to spread Dharma globally.
    Thanm You for sharing Seng Piow.

  29. Jessica Yap on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Every single thing that Rinpoche does is to benefit others. From distributing masks, to feeding doggies, to buying glasses for His students! This is truly the nature of a Buddha! I had my fair share of gifts from Rinpoche and I am truly humbled to be able to receive and only take from Rinpoche.

    Rinpoche’s compassion truly knows no boundaries. To say that Rinpoche is an inspiration would be an understatement. And all Rinpoche wants in return isn’t lavish and expensive gifts but the transformation of our minds.

    Thank you for sharing,Seng Piow

    and Thank you Rinpoche for Rinpoche’s loving kindness always!

  30. Jay Jae on Jun 26, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for all the care, love and support you’ve given to me all these years as a whole and more importantly, the Dharma that you’ve showered on me.

    One of the biggest lessons I am learning is on kindness, being able to give it and also receive kindness. By doing this, Rinpoche is instilling a beautiful virtue which when practiced by the masses contribute towards a better society.

    Cherishing the moments and gifts from Rinpoche, I hope to better myself through practice.


  31. Sean Wang on Jun 26, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Rinpoche is always showing that he cares for his students when he does things like this. Rinpoche does not just view his students as students but rather he views them as people close to his heart. Only Rinpoche would do these sorts of things for others without any separate agendas.

  32. Joy on Jun 26, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for making me a pair of good glasses. Yes Rinpoche has always consistently given and showed to so many of his students love and care in so many different ways. Rinpoche’s cares is more than a friend and even more than a parent because Rinpoche not only physically, financially cares for his students but Rinpoche gives us something no money can ever buy… Dharma.

    I know for a fact that if I did not meet Rinpoche and did not receive any Dharma, today I will not be able to know what is the true meaning of living and living in peace. Every single thing Rinpoche does is always for the benefit of others. All Rinpoche ever wanted for any of is become better humans induced with conscientious care of others.

    Thank you Rinpoche for teaching us all how to live a meaningful, purposeful life…. I am forever indebted to you and I will repay Rinpoche’s kindness by constantly improving my self to be a better human being.

    With gratitude yours,

  33. Bryan Ho on Jun 26, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Yes Rinpoche brought a group of us to get new glasses 2 days ago. Rinpoche have been giving us almost everything, the dharma, the care and now even glasses.

    This is what Rinpoche does behind the scene most of the time. As long as Rinpoche knows someone need something, Rinpoche will personally choose it for him/her. And Rinpoche will choose the most suitable gifts for the particular one, because Rinpoche observe what we like and what will suit us the best.

    For myself as example, Rinpoche bought me clothes, watch, medicines, even mouth wash before. When any festival is around the corner, Rinpoche will brought us to shopping and buy new clothes and some goodies for our family members. The reason being is Rinpoche want us to be ok, and also Rinpoche want our family to know we are well take care of and they will give us their support on our dharma practice/work.

    This is how compassionate our lama is, he provided us a place to do our spiritual practice, a salary, make sure we are ok, this is the best way to stay and learn, what else do we want more right.

    Many people from oversea need to go through a lot of obstacles to get Dharma, but in Kechara, all being serve on silver plate, this is really heaven on earth.

    Thanks Rinpoche again for all the kindness and may you always be with us, and may all of us gain the same kindness, generosity, compassion just like you.

  34. Sofi on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Rinpoche shows not only care but also into the minute details, which is a good example for us in terms of mindfulness. Its not simply only new glasses, but high quality, impact resistance and especially prevention of eye-fatigue. It really shows the extent and depth of his care and love towards his students. Thank you Rinpoche and you always remain with us for a very, very long time.

  35. May Ong on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche does it again – by being Caring, Kind and Generous with his students all the time consistently.

    A kind reminder from Rinpoche to us to be kind, caring and generous with our time, effort and generosity.

  36. tenzin llhamo on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Rinpoche is always caring and kind! This post is one of the many that shows how Rinpoche always think about others not matter when or where. It is just NEVER ENDING.
    As it is, I just got a bag from Rinpoche today! Even as a High Lama, Rinpoche always think of ways to make sure we are ok and well taken care of. Thank you Rinpoche for everything!

  37. Julien Roth on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Rinpoche is so kind. He actually cares a lot for others. And this is the proof. I dont know any other person who would personally go out with three people to go and get new glasses for them, and these aren’t even the cheap glasses. These are the glasses that are good quality and are meant to live long. And knowing glasses, they are not cheap. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  38. Lucas Roth on Jun 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Rinpoche is so caring that he would do kind acts like this, he is a very high lama and he still does this. We all love Rinpoche because he always helps us, and please live very long Rinpoche so you can bring dharma to everyone.

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    To understand belief, not superficially but profoundly, we must find out why the mind attaches itself to various forms of beliefs, why beliefs have become so significant in our lives: belief about death, about life, about what happens after death; beliefs asserting that there is God or there is no God; that there is reality or there is no reality; and various political beliefs. Are these beliefs not all indicative of our own sense of inward poverty, and, do they not reveal a process of escape, or act as a defence? And in studying our beliefs, do we not begin to know ourselves as we are, not only at the upper levels of our mind, of our consciousness, but deeper down? So, the more one studies oneself in relationship to something else, such as beliefs, the more the mind becomes quiet, without false regimentation, without compulsion. The more the mind knows itself, the more quiet it is, obviously. The more we know something, the more we are familiar with it, the more the mind becomes quiet. And the mind must be really quiet, not made quiet. Surely, there is a vast difference between a mind that is made quiet, and a mind that is quiet. We can compel a mind by circumstances, by various disciplines, tricks, and so on, to be quiet. But that is not quietude, that is not peace; that is death. But a mind that is quiet because it understands the various forms of fear, and because it understands itself – such a mind is creative, such a mind is renewing itself constantly. It is only the mind that is self-enclosed by its own fears and beliefs, that stagnates. But a mind that understands its relationship to the values about it – not imposing a standard of values, but understanding what is – surely, such a mind becomes quiet, is quiet. It is not a question of becoming. It is only then, surely, that the mind is capable of perceiving what is real from moment to moment Reality is, surely, not something at the end, an end result of accumulative action. Reality is to be perceived only from moment to moment; and it can be perceived only when there is not the accumulative effect of the past on the moment, the now.

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What Am I Writing Now


The Unknown

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

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2 weeks ago
Please see the WONDERFUL NEW PHOTOS taken just this morning (November 13, 2015) here: (Be sure to scroll to the bottom until part 2 to see the pictures)
2 weeks ago
We at Kechara Forest Retreat had the honor to have a visit from Yang Dipertua Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail who is the Head of the Bentong Municipal Council. We thank him for taking the time as he was very busy. Thank you very much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Pastor David giving a well received talk on the practice of Black Manjushri
2 weeks ago
Found a green patch of land to spend with friends...
2 weeks ago
Nice to see our fellow Modern Buddhist Fellowship members engaged in Dharma.
2 weeks ago
Manjushri-ghosha, Kumara (English: Youthful Prince, Melodious Voice)
2 weeks ago
Wonderful certificates of our Kechara pastors..meaningful and touching.
2 weeks ago
This office table has something interesting on it.
2 weeks ago
Powerfully true
2 weeks ago
To have kind and caring people in our lives is a blessing
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
I really wanted to share this incredible picture of the Tibetologist Alexandra David-Neel outside of her retreat cave in Tibet. She's one of the first non-Tibetans who penetrated Tibet to engage in the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. She really practiced and even wrote books on Buddhism and Tibet which are still available now. ~Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
A photo taken by Pastor Shin of Tsem Rinpoche's Dorje Shugden traditional mask. This is on Tsem Rinpoche's shrine. Very nice photo.
3 weeks ago
At Chin Swee Temple with my long time friend Dato' Wira Eric.
3 weeks ago
Amogha-pasa Avalokitesvara
3 weeks ago
I love small quaint towns in Japan. No matter how rural or small any village is in Japan, it is still kept very clean and asthetic matching nature. 
3 weeks ago
Left to right: Gekula (disciplinarian), Abbot Geshe Konchok Tsering, Tsem Rinpoche, H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche-We are inviting Kensur Rinpoche for tenshug. Tenshug is grand puja to request Kensur Rinpoche to live long. This is in Gaden and we are inviting him to the prayer hall to perform the tenshug. Tsem Rinpoche is the requester and sponsor.
3 weeks ago
This is a nice picture
3 weeks ago
Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen
4 weeks ago
Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and Kari Kensur Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery
4 weeks ago
Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.H. Zong Rinpoche & Kyabje Lati Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Kyabje Lati Rinpoche makes offerings to H.H. Trijang Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Kyabje Lati Rinpoche makes offering to their Holinesses Kyabje Ling and Trijang Rinpoches
4 weeks ago
Lady Buddha Janguli who protects from snakes and venom poisoning.
4 weeks ago
If there is a blind man walking towards a well and he can fall in, whose fault is it if he falls in? This can be related back to those in dharma should act to guide others by example otherwise you let everyone fall into the well. If they do fall in samsara's well, whose fault is it? Have the courage, integrity and fortitude to practice dharma and bring dharma to others to help them.~ Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This group in Kechara Forest Retreat completed a Singdongma retreat on October 28, 2015.
1 month ago
Magnificent and Glorious Buddha Goddess Singdongma the Lion Faced lady who dispells all fear from the ten directions for those who invoke upon her fercocious and volcanic like power. Praise to this wrathful lady that burns all gnosis and projections! Remover of all that harms and obstructs and trampled under her feet. Tsem Rinpoche--To learn more about Singdongma:
1 month ago
Xiaqiong Monastary, Qinghai, Tibet, China. Over 100 meters tall Lord Tsongkapa statue. The only one of it's kind. Totally amazing. Picture 2
1 month ago
Xiaqiong Monastary, Qinghai, Tibet, China. Over 100 meters tall Lord Tsongkapa statue. The only one of it's kind. Totally amazing. Picture 1
1 month ago
This was taken in Kechara House. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This was taken in Gaden Shartse Monastery on the day of my enthronement as Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I think I was in Sera Mey Monastery when this was taken over 18 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
1 month ago
Many times we hear great Vajra Yogini practitioners when cremated, their fire pyres appear in the form of Vajra Yogini. We hear this many times as a sign they went to Kechara Paradise, gained high realizations or enlightened by Vajra Yogini's path. Although this picture does not depict a funeral pyre of a great practitioner, but the fire looks curiously like Vajra Yogini. Enjoy and may all be blessed by Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
1 month ago
When you work hard and produce results, everyone is silenced and those who make noise is just noise and society allows you some freedoms. You have to have the integrity to finish what you started and what you promised. Do it for others, those concerned and for yourself.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
You can work with me and we finish the dreams. You can leave citing any reasons you may have. You may join back again with me and my arms are open to you. Or you may go away as an enemy or remain friends. However you do I will accept. I dream big and work hard and sometimes it's hard for you, others and me, but if we finish, there is great satisfaction. Satisfaction doesn't come free. But one thing for sure, I will finish what I have started with or without you. Too many depend on it and many have hopes in it. We need to remember our words, our promises and our hopes we gave others and not shatter it. Sometimes we need to put our personal feelings aside and just get it done with a bang and be happy about it because in the end letting others down is not a way of life. Be kind, have integrity, don't make excuses, don't justify but just complete the works that make the dreams materialize and in the process you fulfill the dreams of many others. Others is always the key. Others and oneself are intertwined. Life is then fulfilled. That is life. Life is like that.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Please click on picture to see this special mantra
1 month ago
Long Manjushri mantra: Namo Manjushriye Kumara Bhutaya Bodhisattvaya Maha-sattvaya Maha-karuni-kaya Tayatha Om Aradzey Biradzey Shuddhey Bishuddhey Shodaya Bishodayey Amaley Bimaley Nirmaley Dzaya-varey Ruru-tsaley Hung Hung Hung Phet Phet Phet Soha!
2 months ago
Love is.....
2 months ago
Very powerful. Must click on picture and read and share.
2 months ago
Some people just work quietly in the background and do their best in their own way to benefit others. They don't say much but work super hard. I must say Pastor Dr. Lanse is one of them. She does not need attention, she does not complain and she does not ever create problems. She is independent and yet kind. She is our wonderful translator who works very hard to get translations of many dharma teachings into Chinese. This is just something short and sweet to let everyone know how much I appreciate Pastor Lanse and enjoy being with her work and her. Because of her and several other vital and lovely people, much practical dharma is in the Chinese speaking world. I thank Pastor Dr. Lanse from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Materialism is prevalent because the societal norms teaches people to be consumers at a young age. Buying things we don't need all to feed the ego. You can drive an expensive vehicle, but at the end of the day its still just a car. You can buy a flashy watch, but in reality all it does is tell time. People are more concerned with image and feeding their egos than being a beneficial person to society. Investing money on the outside to appear a certain way to others, yet forgetting to invest in yourself to becoming a better person. People spend their whole lives working to attain materialistic things using their accumulation of materialism to validate their existence, but when you die you can't take any of it with you. Don't let this system turn you into a vanity slave, realize you're worth much more than that. Feed your soul not your ego.-from Dr Asky (Powerful words of wisdom even from the secular point of view)
2 months ago
I love little Dharma boy.
2 months ago
Lord Tsongkhapa's holy retreat house in Tibet. Huge pilgrimage spot.
2 months ago
Lama Tsongkhapa footprint as a child
2 months ago
Kedrub Je's personal statue of Yamantaka
2 months ago
Prince Siddhartha with his maternal aunt Queen Mahaprajapati Gotami
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Videos On The Go

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    2 months ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    3 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    3 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    3 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
  • Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    5 months ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    6 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    6 months ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to
  • Mumu Loves Snack!
    6 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    6 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    6 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    6 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue


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  • November 27, 2015 05:47
    Harold asked: Could you tell me what the English translation of Trakze's mantra is.
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    Chong CK asked: Dear Pastor, Recently bought Buddha statue @ Kechara
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  • November 25, 2015 12:48
    Jayden asked: Hi, I've been having sleeping difficulties lately do you know a mantra that could help with sleeping problems?
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  • November 22, 2015 23:09
    Monica asked: Hi....I am a pig...born in a metal year.....wht business should i venture in....
    pastor answered: Dear Monica, I am sorry but i am not an astrologer to be able to answer this question. Rather than rely on astrology, may i suggest that you engage in work that you want to do, that you have a passion for and that is a good living? Astrology can be very effective but it can only show potentials of what could be, to make them manifest you need to put your own effort and energy into it. But as that is the case, if you do the same in anything you want to do, you will get results. I hope this helps.
  • November 20, 2015 13:54
    Lee asked: Just want to ask a question. If a rape happens because of karma then the rapist should not be punished true or not accordingly to Buddhism?
    pastor answered: Dear Lee, This is a very good question. According to the law of karma, the potential of a situation in which rape occurs can lead to it occurring. But the causes and conditions for this to occur must come together before the potential manifests, as with all karmic potentials. This being the case, since the act of rape is carried out by a person who has self-will, even if the causes come together if the potential rapist does not make a conscious effort to engage in rape, the causes and conditions for the karmic potential to manifest simply pass and the karma remains dormant until it either manifests later on or is purified. Therefore, the major factor here is not actually Karma but the actions of the rapist. This person should obviously be punished, as they made a conscious effort to engage in the act of rape. This is true from a secular perspective, and also from a spiritual perspective they have engaged in action that is extremely damaging to the victim, which means that the rapist himself/herself has created even more negative karmic potential to suffer from in the future.
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46 minutes ago
A life sized Buddha statue recently unearthed at Mes Aynak, Afghanistan.~ Lilyn Tan
9 hours ago
Dr.Chris Chong gave a sharing on the prevention of headaches and migraine through exercises with Kechara House and Puja House staffs on 26/11/15. Lucy Yap
12 hours ago
Big Dorje Shugden puja did for Sponsor to clear the obstacles he face. By Puja House 26 November'15
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Menlha puja sponsored to eliminate the pain the Sponsor's beloved feel due to the illness. By Puja House 26 November'15
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Gossip Cutting Puja, also known as The Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws sponsored by sponsor to cut the rumours which is not true about her. By Puja House 26 November'15
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Oops!! Everyone were excited when they saw a visitor who is Indian ghost came from British. How grateful. Victoria Lam KSDS.
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We have a group of pretty witches we're pay a visit at KFR. Victoria Lam KSDS.
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Beside of teaching in KSDS, every teachers has talents. Teacher Victor done make up by himself. Victoria Lam KSDS.
12 hours ago
Horror cake specially made by our sponsored. Do you dare to eat? Only special on our KSDS Halloween event. Victoria Lam KSDS .
12 hours ago
Thank you to Pastor Chia who had help us to make Organic Lemongrass cocktail with Chia seeds on our KSDS Halloween in KFR. Victoria KSDS.
13 hours ago
Think deeply ~Tsem Rinpoche From:June Tang(Khjb)
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Love all ~Tsem Rinpoche From:June Tang(Khjb)
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Where to go? ~Tsem Rinpoche From:June Tang(Khjb)
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Please lift ban now ! ~Tsem Rinpoche From:June Tang(khjb)
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I'm balancing ~Tsem Rinpoche From:June Tang(Khjb)
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Truth talk. ~Tsem Rinpoche From:June Tang(Khjb)
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Beauty in truth. ~Tsem Rinpoche From:June Tang(Khjb)
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Dorje Shugden Retreat: A powerful practice to fulfill wishes ! - Pastor Antoinette
13 hours ago
I choose Dorje Shugden ! From:June Tang(Khjb)
Kechara Puja Team completed an Outcall Dorje Shugden led by Pastor Tat-Ming Lim this afternoon. Pastor gave a dharma talk of Introduction to Dorje Shugden to those present in the puja.
25 November 2015 A Bodhisatta is a being devoted to Enlightenment - - Pastor Antoinette
2 days ago
Rinpoche is so kind and campassion. Let everyone can invite buddha to home# - HoyRou - KO
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死是每个人都必须经历,如何为自己还未死前如何做好准备?谢晓晶讲法师在禅修林为我们讲解和分享《不知死,焉知生?》。感谢,谢晓晶的分享! #SupportPastor - HoyRou -KO
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Happy Mama doing rehearsal with cute kids #KSDS #GRADUATION - HoyRou - KO
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Hurry up go and register let you kid have fun in this camp #KSDS#W.O.A.HCAMP - HoyRou - KO





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