(Personal Attendant) Rinpoche taking care of student who was ill

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This section features articles and true stories written by Tsem Rinpoche’s personal attendant Pastor Loh Seng Piow. Being Rinpoche’s personal attendant means that I am able to witness real Dharma in action, both on and off the throne. I consider myself extremely fortunate, and at the same time it is also a great challenge to instill Dharma in my life 24/7.

Over the years I have witnessed many cases of how Rinpoche helped many people in both worldly and supramundane ways, it is my wish that through these stories many will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments like Tsem Rinpoche, so that many more sentient beings can be helped.

Pastor Loh Seng Piow

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Few days ago Liaison Ooi Beng Kooi fell sick and Tsem Rinpoche was very concerned, so Rinpoche sent His students to deliver food for Beng Kooi, and personally went over to Beng Kooi’s house to make sure she ate well, and Rinpoche gave her a healing massage after that and sent her to rest. Tsem Rinpoche’s compassion is not only shown in his teachings on the throne, but Rinpoche really practices what he taught off the throne as shown by many of these examples of going all the way to care for sentient beings.

Pastor Loh Seng Piow

 

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39 Responses to (Personal Attendant) Rinpoche taking care of student who was ill

  1. MayOng on Jul 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Rinpoche cares for anyone and everyone who needs help. Care comes from within. If we are not taught to care, we can learn to care.I believe action speaks louder than words.

  2. Mei Fong on Jul 13, 2012 at 10:22 am

    We should all love Rinpoche as much or even more than how much he loves us. Rinpoche’s schedule is always packed with the ultimate objective of benefiting others and showing love and care to all sentient beings. Thank you Rinpoche. May you live long and continue to be with us.

  3. Sam on Jul 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    When im in the midst of putting this note, Beng Kooi is at chat box sharing on e-Division information. I hope she is well and healthy by now. Most of all, hope she will take good care of herself while practicing Dharma work. All of us are lucky to have Rinpoche as our guru, always around for us regardless any condition. Rejoice for all of us _/\_

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.
    Please take good care :)

  4. Llim Han Nee on Jul 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    For Rinpoche, care and compassion and benefiting others are his 24/7 focus. Here, he shows care for Beng Kooi (head of E-Div )when she was ill, like a mother for her child.

    Lately, he’s been making sure that departments that work round the clock, like E-Div, has food at all times. At past 1am this morning, I had a peek into their world via blog-chat. They were all enjoying themselves with delicious cup-noodles sent over by Rinpoche!

  5. lewkwanleng on Jul 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Beng Kooi works extremely hard and smart. Rinpoche is extremely passionate. That’s all I can say…

  6. Lim KH (JB) on Jul 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Dear Beng Kooi get well soon and dun forget to take medicine daily after back from doctor.

    Thanks Rinpoche for always compassion and care everyone hence Rinpoche always action to be an example for us. May Rinpoche long life, continue turn the Dharma wheel and always stay beside us…

  7. Julia Tan on Jul 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    My eyes filled with tears when i saw this picture. Many people would not know that how much Rinpoche cares about His students. Beng Kooi is one of Rinpoche’s students who can work day in day out without sleep for dharma. She has to chased to go home. But When she’s home, she will still open up her laptop and work again. Many of the students who work very closely with Rinpoche, they go all the way for others. Rinpoche can literally cook for His students who worked very hard for dharma. Where else can find a Guru like this?

  8. Judy Lam on Jul 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Beng Kooi always worked hard and is very committed to her work. Am sure she has recovered under the love and care of Rinpoche, who always show us the way to love and respect everyone including animals. Thank You Rinpoche

  9. Datuk May on Jul 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Thank you Seng Piow for sharing this story on how Rinpoche loves and cares for all of us. Rinpoche’s kindness and compassion to all sentient beings always brings tears of joy to my eyes.

    However, what makes the tears flow more is when this question arises in my mind, WHAT DO I GIVE BACK TO MY PRECIOUS GURU. So little because the greatest gift to my Guru is my mind transformation. How I struggle for that to happen and how often I would disappoint my Guru.

    I will constantly read the 8 verses of mind transformation and 9 attitudes of Guru Devotion and until I die I will never give up.

    May I, one day return my Guru’s kindness and compassion through my mind transformation, for my personal betterment and benefit of others around me.

  10. Cynthia Ng on Jul 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    祝明贵早日康复,明贵是一位努力,聪明而且很忠心的一位学生。仁波切对她的照顾与关怀超出界限,仁波切的关爱是以实际行动来关怀。很感动看到仁波切帮生病的明贵做按摩以解除她的病情,仁波切此举动犹如亲身父母的关爱一样,这个是仁波切不为人知的行为,感谢胜彪分享。

  11. nicholas on Jul 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Rinpoche always care to all of his students. Rinpoche genuine compassion and sincerity has been consistent and it’s a great learning for me to take care our dharma brothers and sisters as they are very hardworking.

    Thanks Seng Piow for the sharing and Rinpoche unconditional love always felt by Rinpoche action and we all can never able to repay but by only work harder in our dharma work to benefits others.

  12. Carmen on Jul 14, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Having Rinpoche massage you is like having a Buddha’s healing hands on you. The energy that can be transferred from Rinpoche to Beng Kooi, is healing. It’s like how energy transference works, reiki and energy healing, but of course with Rinpoche, it’s akin to being treated and healed by a Buddha. How fortunate.

    Beng Kooi works very hard, and when she falls sick, she still pushes herself to do her work, so that others are not affected and they are benefitted regardless. Rinpoche has said that everyone deserves a friend like Beng Kooi. After being her PA for some time and observing her, there is no doubt about that statement. I’m glad to have met BK and the many more Beng Kooi-like people here in Kechara.

    Rinpoche’s compassion, kindness, and care is endless. This is a shining example of a Lama who puts into action all that he preaches on the throne. On or off the throne, Rinpoche’s qualities remain as the Lamrim is in Rinpoche.

  13. Louise on Jul 14, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Dear Beng Kooi ,

    Please recovery speedy. And take good care your body. We need the body to make us go more far !!

    Dear all,

    I love Rinpoche. Because Rinpoche always care in action.

    We must learn from it !!

  14. patsy on Jul 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Rinpoche’s care and compassion for everyone and every being is consistent. He is there for everyone 24/7. He is shining example of a Lama who puts compassion into action. Beng Kooi works very hard with no complaints and even though she is sick she still push herself. With Rinpoche’s healing touch, may Beng Kooi get well soon.

  15. Milly on Jul 14, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Rinpoche’s care and compassion encompasses all sentient beings all the time (on & off throne). Many people who are not students of Rinpoche have also received help. Beng Kooi works very hard but she must take care of her health too to enable her to soar in her Dharma work. I wish you speedy recovery.

  16. Siong Woan on Jul 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    If I am to name anyone who truly and compassionately walk his talk, he will be Rinpoche. His teaching does not change and he practices what he taught on the throne and over social media.

    While being the lucky ones who have the merits of meeting our Guru in tis life time, we ‘ask not what our guru can do for us, ask what we could do for our guru’ so he can help more people.

  17. EricLee KHJB on Jul 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    要拥有慈悲心,要善待身边的每一个人,他绝对不是佛教徒的口号罢了,而是应该用在日常的生活上。 像我的上师一样,他像是一本活生生的佛经,他身体力行佛陀的教导,凡事都以其他人的利益为主,无私的付出,是我们学习的对象。连像上师那么崇高的人,都得要放下身段来表现佛法的教导,更何况是我们这些凡人。我相信,只要学习上师吩咐我们的去做,我相信我们的生活会越来越好。

  18. jennifer on Jul 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Rinpoche is the true embodiment of Love, Compassion and Care. The utmost detailed care Rinpoche has shown and given to everyone is so very very heartwarming.
    Behg Kooi, please rest well and recover most soon.
    Thank you Seng Piow for sharing with us.oboe

  19. Low ksjc on Jul 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you Seng Piow. For sharing this information about our Compassionate Guru with us.For some,seeing is believing but we never doubted our kind guru love for his students as this is often shown in his concern through his Dharma sharing with us.
    Dear Beng Kooi may you get well soon, you have lots of friends who is very concern for your speedy recovery.

  20. lucy yap on Jul 14, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Love does not have to be confined to “romantic” love.It can extend to include people whom we truly love and to those closest to us..These include our immediate family,friends and other such individuals who have left a mark on our lives.
    Rinpoche always love and care for his students and everyone alike.
    Everyone of us have benefited from Rinpoche’s kindness and care.

  21. Girlie Ooi on Jul 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    BK works so hard, she does not even take a rest. The only time for her to rest is when she falls sick and that is bad for her body. Here Rinpoche’s care goes into action, showing us that spontaneity and compassion that comes from Him.

    Take care BK.

  22. Andrew James Boon on Jul 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Beng Kooi is like a robot. She pushes herself all the time and often beyond the limitations of her own body. The beauty of it is that she is convinced she is above the limitations of her body and will push herself till there is an intervention. Rinpoche knows this and of course will intervene when is needed because Rinpoche cares for each and everyone of his students and all sentient beings.

    BK’s (as she is affectionately known to us in Kechara) focus is clear and goes all the way in serving Rinpoche and the Dharma. She is indeed the epitome of a model student.

    She is resilient, thoughtful, intelligent, absorbs teachings like a sponge, intuitive, has initiative and is resourceful.

    Get well soon BK!

    Thank you again Rinpoche for showing us your compassion and Dharma in action!

  23. Jutika Lam on Jul 15, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    H.E Tsem Tulku Rinpoche never fails to give the best he can do to take care of his students, here are some examples on how he has shown to my brother and me… Like the time he gave us a Manjushri Statue, some comics and story’s on The Buddha or the time he gave us some Star Wars toys, a bottle of vitamins and he even gave us a photo frame of 9 Wonderful Buddha’s which are Tsongkhapa, Manjushri, Setrap, Green Tara, White Tara, Vajrayoghini, Medicine Buddha, Four Armed Avalokiteshvara, Shakyamuni. He aso takes care of his students by making sure they eat. This shows how kind and compassionate he is.

  24. henry ooi on Jul 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    The first time I interacted with Beng Kooi (BK) was when she volunteered to check stocks in Kechara Mystical Treasures, then situated in Bangsar. The next time was when we were in Bali with Rinpoche and a few other Kecharians. Beng Kooi may be small in stature but she zipped around places we visited like a mouse, no pun intended. Since then until now, BK is energetic as ever and very hardworking. Kechara eDiv would not be the same without her.

  25. Albert Ratchaga on Jul 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    A normal Boss from any of the company will just approve the medical leave for the staff who fall sick, they would not do anything else like go visit them etc. Because there is nothing to do with the company, it is just plain trade of business benefits of each other.

    But Tsem Rinpoche is different, when his student fall sick, he does go visit them in house or hospital, and not only that, he will personally make sure they are well taken care of before he leave the place. Such compassion and care towards the students, where else in this world can we find?

  26. pat on Jul 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Beng Kooi never sleeps and always working and running around doing dharma work……something to admire and learn from her… go all the way for Dharma.Rinpoche always love and care for everyone regardless of who, what & when…

  27. grace (KSJC) on Jul 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Beng Kooi is a very nice person and always ready to help us when we in need.from the picture i can felt the strong concern and care that Rinpoche show toward his student.how fortunate we are to have a true guru so close to us and care for us.

  28. Alan Chan ( KSJC ) on Jul 16, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Rinpoche always care about us and for those who need helps, BK , please speedy up to recover which able to help Rinpoche to spread the dharma and benefit more being. Rejoice !

  29. Aunty lilian on Jul 18, 2012 at 1:36 am

    There are so many things to learn from our respected rinpoche….his compassion, his wisdom and many more..a million tks to our rinpoche….dno

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  31. Alex on Jul 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Dear Beng Kooi,i wish You all the best and that Youre getting healthy soon :-)
    Greetings from Germany

    Om Bhaisjye Bhaisjye Maha Bhaisye Rajasamudgate Svaha

  32. Jace Chong on Jul 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    仁波切身体力行的佛法非常赞!!他就像是我们的父母一样慈悲地照顾着我们。

    一位真正上师照顾弟子不止是外在,而是弟子达致证悟前的生生世世。所以当一位上师让我们皈依的时候,这是多么地珍贵啊!上师可以不顾一切地承担起让你证悟的重担子,苦口婆心地对你的缺点下药,也不忘用爱与慈悲来关怀你;这样的一位上师,甚至比一些亲生父母更疼爱孩子,这是一种真正的爱!

    感谢仁波切随时以身施教,告诉我们什么是真正的爱。

  33. sweekeong on Jul 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Beng Kooi pushes herself a lot for others, and her staff. I respect her dedications in doing dharma work to benefit others. Many good qualities to learn from her :)

  34. Irene Lim on Jul 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Rinpoche has been the father and mother to all his students. Whatever the case may be Rinpoche is always motivated by care and compassion. Meeting Rinpoche must have been our good merits gained from our virtue.

  35. winnie on Jul 21, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    在这社会里要找个一有资格的上师实在不容易,他就是我们尊敬的仁波切。我个人也赞同这几句话,仁波切就像是一本活生生的佛经,真是我们学习的对象。

  36. Frederick Law on Jul 22, 2012 at 3:46 am

    this is what we hardly see offline, truly compassion in action. The love and care of Rinpoche to his students is just without words to describe, pure caring and kindness. May Rinpoche have a good health and long life, may many more sentient benefit from Rinpoche kindness and activity. :)

  37. Lucas Roth on Feb 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    i knew that Rinpoche is a amazing,kind,giving,compassionate,full of wisdom and the kindest man i have ever met. we all love you Rinpoche! Please live long so you can spread the dharma. one more good thing about him is that he looks after so many people and he does it perfectly. Please Live long Rinpoche

  38. Julien Roth on Sep 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Rinpoche, is so kind. He actually gets out of his comfort zone to help others. That is very nice of Rinpoche to do that. We are all very lucky to be able to have such a kind and loving teacher as Rinpoche.

  39. VInnie Tan on Sep 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Rinpoche cares for every sentient being, any being that needs help. It is not just to human beings. Rinpoche has taught us to care for each other, and for animals that may need our help and voices to voice out for things.

    Through this we can tell how much Rinpoche cares for us, going to the extend to help us with all the different and even doing things for us. Be it with us knowing it or not, Rinpoche will definitely be doing something for us. Rinpoche cares and gives the best that Rinpoche can provide that all who needs it.

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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 12:47 PM)
    对我而言,我并不会加以区分任何一位上师和他们的观点。每位上师自有一套引领弟子通往证悟之道的方法。正因如此,智者释迦牟尼佛才传授了8万4千种法门。我们不该卷入冲突之中,进而批评这位或那位上师。佛法教导我们即便是面对鬼魂、乞丐、小偷、蛇和一切有情众生都该心怀善心。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/i-will-not-be-pulled-into-conflict.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 12:46 PM)
    仁波切突然对我们说 “你们在这儿坐着稍等一会儿,我去和我的朋友们谈一谈。” 说完便起身走向酒店门口望着乌云密布的天空开始喃喃自语,我们一行人你看我我看你,面面相觑,然后转身面对着远处的仁波切发愣。。。大概过了5分钟,仁波切便走回来对我们说 “行了,我刚和他们谈过,他们说没问题。我们就快可以走了。” 果真在5分钟以内,滂沱大雨就转为绵绵细雨……

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-rain-stopper-%E5%91%BC%E9%A3%8E%E5%94%A4%E9%9B%A8.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 12:45 PM)
    从俗世的角度而言,如果要告诉人们某位上师和某个团体对我们做了些什么不好的事……非常简单,如果你提出的控诉是确凿、让你深受困扰,那你该去寻找援助。老是讨论它,跟几个人在那说了又说,是完全无法帮到你的。有谁有兴趣听?为何要如此无法自拔?

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/are-you-secular-or-spiritual.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 12:44 PM)
    能从一位大师的智慧转世手中接过这样一份珍贵的礼物,确实是太令人感动的同时又深感谦卑。有人告诉我,我的前世跟赤江仁波切关系密切。赤江仁波切甚至吩咐他的弟子带我的弟子到泰国餐厅吃一顿好的,以示感激。太仁慈了,太殊胜了。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/vising-his-holiness-trijang-chocktrul-rinpoche-in-vermont.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 12:44 PM)
    几年前我的中医师发现我的肝部出了问题,并且建议我到西医做体检。经过检查,医生发现我有肝硬化的问题,若不医治或置之不理,此问题将成不治之症。经诊断出此问题之后,我便开始进规定好的饮食、服特定的药物。就在那期间,我的弟子们与确吉拉的助理联络上,询问助理确吉拉下一次降神为何时,目的是请示护法能为我赞助哪些法会,或是可以向谁求助、能为我做些什么。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/miraculous-healing.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 12:43 PM)
    我们很庆幸马来西亚政府允许我们享有宗教自由,我对此一直都心存感激。正因如此,多杰雄登课题不该被带到马来西亚来,而马来西亚的佛教徒也有权在不受到任何外界政治或宗教势力的干预下去探索这项修持。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 12:25 PM)
    Dear everyone,

    The next week’s blog chat discussion will be on “I can speak up now about Shugden” http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/i-can-speak-up-now.html.

    This will be an exciting topic to be discussed on. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Date:
    USA Friday 30th Jan @7pmPST
    M’sia Saturday 31st Jan @11amGMT+8
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 06:18 AM)
    Dear everyone, His Holiness Dalai Lama says to kick out monks from the monasteries who do not listen. I was so surprised at this short speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS6hq5HJNik
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Jan 30. 2015 02:19 PM)
    Join us this week for the discussion on “Amongst White Clouds” here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/amongst-white-clouds-amazing.html.

    Date and time:
    USA Friday 30th Jan @7pmPST
    Malaysia Saturday 31st Jan @11amGMT+8
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Jan 30. 2015 02:17 PM)
    Trakzey is a special practice to help us bless our environment, for protection for our family, dispel negative energy and negative entities. We’ve just published and it’s live for the first time!!! See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57357. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Jan 30. 2015 12:30 AM)
    Ms. Sarah Yap, Pastor David and Pastor JJ are working with me to come out with a powerful practice of Trakze. We should be finishing soon and will post on the blog. It is the first of it’s kind and I wish that it will bring benefits to many beings. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Jan 30. 2015 12:17 AM)
    Every single day now I look forward very much to the day coming soon where the disappointing ban against the World Peace Buddha Protector Dorje Shugden will be over. It will be soon. Everything the Tibetan leadership has said against the Dorje Shugden practice has not made any sense. At first it sounded good, but as time goes on, educated people are examining their claims and coming to the conclusion it does not make sense. More are speaking out. Any government or leader should never criticize or ‘advise’ against any religious faith, path or practice. It is politically wrong not to mention it infringes on our religious freedom. If you don’t like a certain religious path, you keep it to yourself and not announce it publicly disappointing many.Un-democratic. What is important is look at the person not their skin color, race, religion or economic background. Religious apartheid must be removed even in the ‘advices’ we give others. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Jan 30. 2015 12:15 AM)
    In Malaysia we are blessed with a government that allows us religious freedom and for that I am thankful. So the Dorje Shugden issue should not be brought to Malaysia and Malaysian Buddhists have the right to explore the practice of Dorje Shugden without interference from any outside governments or outside religious authorities.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Jan 30. 2015 12:13 AM)
    In the Gelug Monasteries debate is an integral part of learning, retaining and understanding the Buddha’s teachings. So I laid out three possible debate scenarios for you. Therefore whatever is in the questions and in the answers is not definite but it is just thoughts I had. I would like all of you to read through it carefully and not be offended by what I say because no matter what I say, I still have the deepest respect for the Dalai Lama and my faith is unwavering in him, my teachers, my practice and my protector.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/can-tibetan-lamas-make-mistakes.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Jan 30. 2015 12:12 AM)
    你不享受宗教自由吗?你喜欢因为你的信仰被另一些人标签为恶劣的而被禁止上学、被迫与你的朋友和亲人隔开、不被允许经商吗?我们可以争吵至湿婆、梵天和毗湿奴毁坏、重建再保留宇宙几百次,即使是这样,我们也不会争出个胜负、对错来。事实是:我们每一个人都有权接受平等的对待,没有人应该面对基于自己的宗教信仰而被某些条例和规则所束缚的不公。无论我们的信仰是否被接受,或是否被视为正统的,说到底我们还是凡人一个。我们都需要食物、关爱、慈悲的对待,更值得拥有不可剥夺、与生俱来的权利,好比说选择的自由。不管是世俗或是宗教的领袖都不应从我们身上剥夺此权利。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/%E6%88%91%E5%BF%A0%E4%BA%8E%E6%88%91%E7%9A%84%E4%BF%AE%E6%8C%81.html

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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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Lord Tsongkapa walking to His hermitage. Blessed be for those who are able to even hear the sacred name Tsongkapa.
10 hours ago
Wonderful people of Kechara. Tsem Rinpoche 
10 hours ago
When we meditate on Enlightened Beings, they will bless us. Tsem Rinpoche 
10 hours ago
This is my special thangka I had commissioned. It is my guru H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with Vajra Yogini and Dorje Shugden emanating  from His heart. He is the master of all mandalas and emanations. I will reproduce this thangka for the world to invite home. Tsem Rinpoche 
22 hours ago
This is an interesting picture. Please guess who this is. Is it Edward Ooi or a chicken?  LOL
22 hours ago
Trakzey is a special practice to help us bless our environment, for protection for our family, dispel negative energy and negative entities. We've just published and it's live for the first time!!! See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57357
yesterday
This description sounds like me perfectly. Tsem Rinpoche
2 days ago
This is super good news. Let's hope this trend continues to grow massive until everything is vegan. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 days ago
In the monasteries we debate out issues for a logical conclusion. I have laid out three possible scenarios regarding: CAN TIBETAN LAMAS MAKE MISTAKES? Please take a look and let me know what you think: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57528
2 days ago
Dorje Shugden followers in the millions will not abandon their practice. So it would be good if leaders of the Dorje Shugden practicing community met with the Tibetan leadership to work out something that will be a win-win situation for both sides. His Holiness Dalai Lama wants to meet the Chinese current leaders to resolve the Tibet issue. Why not meet the Shugden followers to resolve this issue too? Why forgive one 'enemy' and ignore another?~Tsem Rinpoche (Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57431)
3 days ago
Adorable little boy paying respects to Lord Shugden. 
3 days ago
I hadn't spoken up about the Dorje Shugden 'conflict' for 15 years. Let me explain why: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57431
4 days ago
Scotch and Mykol who are Valentina's wonderful good friends came to our LA Tsem Ladrang to have dinner. I am so glad they can come as they are nice friends. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
January 15, 2015. On today's Vajra Yogini day, the ladrang arranged a Vajra Yogini mandala made of flowers as an offering. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
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 
2 weeks ago
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
3 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.
3 weeks ago
How lucky I would be to live here...TR
3 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
4 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 
4 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 
4 weeks ago
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4 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
2 months 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. 
2 months 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
2 months 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 
2 months ago
This Manjushri is in Kechara's publishing wing. Stunning. TR
2 months ago
This Tara is beautiful. Save the pictures. TR
2 months ago
Having dinner with special friends from around the world. We are honored to be with Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. 
2 months 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
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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!!
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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.
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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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    5 months ago
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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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    6 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.
    9 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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The minute you think of giving up, think of the reason why you held on for so long. DR
2 hours ago
Dorje Shugden Trakze is a special practice to help us bless our environment, for protection for our family, dispel negative energy and negative entities. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html . DR
2 hours ago
Am so fortunate to meet one of my heroes. The courages 80 year old primatologist, Jane Goodall, best known for her long-term study of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania, still travels 300 days in a year to share with the world her work with the motivation of inspiring youths and raising funds for the cause. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche has blogged about her on tsemrinpoche.com entitled Something Incredible About Jane Goodall. Rinpoche admires Jane's work and prepared some gifts for her. HE gave Jane a Tara pendant, a small Tara statue (so that she can bring Tara with her all the time and be blessed), KMP's book on vegetarian recipes and The Promise, a pictorial biography of Rinpoche. May her talk create more Janes among the youths who attended her talk. DR
2 hours ago
Can never get enough from this photo. Me and my teacher, my confidante, my guide, my saviour. I dare not imagine what my life would have been if I hadn't met Tsem Rinpoche 20 years ago. DR
2 hours ago
Kechara Food Bank delivered assistance to Wisdom Home, a day school for autistic children. DR
3 hours ago
A true leader. Anytime is a good time for Bentong people to approach Dato' Sri Liow to request for help even when he's having a simple, very late dinner. DR
3 hours ago
Just love everything about this photo. DR
3 hours ago
Journeys are never easy when our goals are vast~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Opposition can be powerful, but if our mind is firm, all is possible.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Don't dismiss anything that can be a learning experience~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Wrathful energy is only effective when motivated by compassion~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
How happy we are is how much we do for others.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Trakze, a fierce emanation of Dorje Shugden to help repel black magic and negative disturbances. 30Jan15 may ong
14 hours ago
每一次当我们将动物的肉放入口中,记住,那些动物在被放上端来我们餐桌上的盘子前都被残暴地宰杀。我们将它们吃进肚子里,直像个在行的走坟场。#詹杜固仁波切 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com (Cynthia Ng)
23 hours ago
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 (Cynthia Ng)
yesterday
Exciting activities and programmes during Chinese New Year 2015,the year of the goat. Join us and invite prosperity,luck and the blessings of the Three Jewels at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
你的任何一位上师都不是你的敌人。上师授法予你,但你缺善缘而无法承担上师的法。你的业果、我执及愤怒才是你真正的敌人,上师从来就不是你的敌人。我们不应该在问题或疑惑一浮现就消失无踪。一生中我们也不是要跟父母、伴侣、兄弟姐妹、同事及儿女磨合吗?那为何上师你便做不到?~詹杜固仁波切 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com (Cynthia Ng)
2 days ago
每一次当我们将动物的肉放入口中,记住,那些动物在被放上端来我们餐桌上的盘子前都被残暴地宰杀。我们将它们吃进肚子里,直像个在行的走坟场。#詹杜固仁波切 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com (Cynthia Ng)
2 days ago
Exciting Chinese New Year activities and programmes at Kechara House gompa .Invite prosperity,luck and the blessings of the Three Jewels for the year of the goat. http://www.kechara.com. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
你的任何一位上师都不是你的敌人。上师授法予你,但你缺善缘而无法承担上师的法。你的业果、我执及愤怒才是你真正的敌人,上师从来就不是你的敌人。我们不应该在问题或疑惑一浮现就消失无踪。一生中我们也不是要跟父母、伴侣、兄弟姐妹、同事及儿女磨合吗?那为何上师你便做不到?~詹杜固仁波切 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com (Cynthia Ng)
2 days ago
每一次当我们将动物的肉放入口中,记住,那些动物在被放上端来我们餐桌上的盘子前都被残暴地宰杀。我们将它们吃进肚子里,直像个在行的走坟场。#詹杜固仁波切 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com (Cynthia Ng)
2 days ago
Reading and hold discussions on Tsem Rinpoche's blog chat weekly promotes healthy learning together @ Kechara Puja House team. 29Jan15 may ong
2 days ago
House blessing in a new house today lead by Pastor Yek Yee and puja team. 29Jan15 may ong
2 days ago
Alter setup of Dorje Shugden for a sponsor today in Kechara Puja House. 29Jan15 may ong
2 days ago
Homeless no more! Uncle Tai (who was beaten and robbed the other night) is now living life #offthestreet. We also gave him new set of clothes and shower before referring him to Pusat Kebajikan Global for permanent stay. It took us quite a few days prior to this to build the trust that we can actually help him. Happy that this 72 year old uncle is now able to sleep on a comfortable bed with people taking care of him. Justin@KSK
2 days ago

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