Making Offerings to Shar Gaden Monastery

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Around August 2013, the Board of Directors in Kechara presented me 800 White Tara statues to request for my long life. I was very touched by such a wonderful and sincere offering from my students, as I knew it must not be easy to arrange for 800 statues and on top of that, have it all painted by our own in-house artists! All statues were also made in-house within Kechara! So I accepted the offering and told Beng Kooi, one of my Changtsos… instead of keeping these statues in the ladrang or in Kechara Paradise, I would like to offer these statues to the monks in Shar Gaden Monastery as it would be more beneficial that way.

A few months back, Beng Kooi arranged for these statues to be safely shipped to India, and also arranged for 29 pilgrims to join the pilgrimage to Gaden Monastery so they may be part of the offering ceremony on my behalf. Beng Kooi is truly a wonderful and sincere person, she works so hard and expects nothing in return and very trustworthy with her work. I was wondering why Beng Kooi was rushing to offer the statues to the monastery early October 2014, and she told me it was because she wanted to make the offerings before my 49th Birthday which is my obstacle year… she hopes by making these offerings, it would clear some of the obstacles to my long life… I thought how thoughtful and auspicious.

So, in early October 2014, Beng Kooi and her team of 5 people, along with 29 pilgrims flew to India to make the statue offerings to the monks of Monastery. For many that went to India this time around, it was their first experience travelling to a monastic setting. I’m glad that they have the merits to make this pilgrimage as they met with many high lamas and many old, holy monks… holy because they held their vows perfectly for the past 60, 70 years or so. Our pilgrims did many other virtuous actions while they were in the monastery, such as making offerings and meeting with many high lamas, which I will blog about it another time. I have been making offerings and supporting this monastery for over 7 years now along with a few other monasteries and large lama ladrangs. Prior to Shar Gaden I have been supporting and donating to Gaden Monastery for nearly 27 years now. I know most of the senior monks as they are my friends as I’ve known them for over 27 years and you don’t just forget friends even if they number in the hundreds. Hundreds of them are my dharma brothers or monk brothers. I miss many of them very much. I attended many activities with them back in Gaden. We all were in Gaden today in our much younger days before I was sent to Malaysia. Many of the senior monks who are my friends sent warm greetings to me. I’ve had to make much and many donations over the past 7 years to Shar Gaden Monastery. For whatever thoughts may arise, they are monks and deserve to be supported.

Below is a short write up on the highlight of the pilgrimage, which is the offerings of the White Tara statues, robes, books, food, drinks and along with it, many wonderful and beautiful pictures of the pilgrims making offerings to the monks. Do take a look at the wonderful pictures and if you have never been to pilgrimages, or even if you have been for pilgrimages… rejoice and make a strong motivation that you too may have the merits to make pilgrimages in the near future.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Making Offerings to Gaden Monastery

[Written by the blog team]

Making offerings to the monastery and Sangha is well practiced in all traditions of Buddhism as it is known to be a meritorious act. It is something that we should do either on a daily basis such as simple food offering to the Sangha, which is the common practice of Thai lay Theravada practitioners who offer danna (food) to the monks, or on a larger scale, to sponsor the construction of prayer halls, temple buildings, statues and robes to the monastery. Understanding this method of accumulating vast amounts of merits, the Board of Directors of Kechara would make major offerings to the monasteries, once in every few years; in dedication to the good health and long life of our Spiritual Director, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, and to offer support to the monks in the Monastery.

On 11th October 2014, a group of 35 pilgrims made a complete set of offerings to the Sangha members of Gaden Monastery during their 4 day pilgrimage to the Monastery. During the morning puja, which lasted from 6 am until 12 noon, the monks recited the Namgyal Tsechog Puja (Long Life Puja) in dedication to the long life and good health of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. A total of 800 sets of offerings were prepared for the 800 monks in the monastery. Each set of offering consisted of a photo of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, an 8″ White Tara statue with gold face painting, a dharma book, a set of robes, a red packet (a monetary gift) and also sewing fees for the monks to send their robes to the tailor. Additionally, the group also sponsored breakfast to the whole monastery that morning. We purchased the comics on line and had it shipped and offered. Luckily the comics were done in time as the organization in charge were friendly and helpful. The comics are a history of the holy protector that has been very well produced by another group online.

For many of the pilgrims, it was their first visit to a holy site like the Monastery. The journey was made  “extra special” because they could make such elaborate offerings to the monks, which is a rare and precious opportunity to amass vast amounts of merits. The act of giving also develops within us the virtue of generosity, which is the direct antidote to miserliness and counter to overcome attachments, which is a source of our suffering within samsara. We hope that through these virtuous activities, we create the cause for the works of the Monastery and their monks to prosper and for the great teachers to continue to turn the wheel of Dharma and benefit many. We also pray for His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche to have a long and stable life, and may all of Rinpoche’s Dharmic aspirations materialize.

Attached below are some pictures from the offering ceremony.

Items offered to the monks in the monastery:

No.   Item Cost
1. White Tara Statue RM 1,400,000
2. Comic Book RM 22,800
3. Kuyong (monetary gift) RM 2,400
4. Robes RM 230,400
5. Breakfast RM 560
6. Photo of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche RM 1,200
Total cost RM 1,657,360

(USD 462,850)  

 

The pilgrims entered the monastery’s gompa respectfully at 6 am before puja

 

Sponsoring Breakfast for All 800 Monks in the Monastery

The monks on duty served breakfast to the rest of the monks in the prayer hall. The ambiance was festive.

Tibetan bread served with butter: a simple but healthy breakfast for the monks

Serving Tibetan Tea: enjoying this traditional recipe of tea preparation is an acquired taste. However, it is wonderful to witness the Tibetan culture is still vibrant within the monastic community here.

The monastery’s Gekula (disciplinarian) announced the sponsor and dedication for the day

 

Offering 800 White Tara Statues

800 White Tara statues offered to the monks in the monastery. Offering statues is an extremely meritorious deed, especially when the receiver are pure and holy monks. With every day the receiver make their prayers, the giver gains much merits as their generosity gave someone else the ability to practice the Dharma.

Unpacking the statues before the pilgrims offered them to the monks

 

Offering 800 Sets of Monk Robes

800 sets of complete monk robes were stacked up outside of the Gompa, waiting to be distributed

The sponsorship of the robes include sewing fees as well as the robes material

Monk robes for the younger children

 

Offering 800 Books to the Monks

800 comics were offered to each of the monks in the monastery. We had to contact another organization for these and they were very friendly and helpful. I wanted to thank them for getting these comics ready in time for the offerings.

The monks were looking forward to the protector comics: taking a sneak peak!

 

Making Offerings in the Gompa

Offering of body, speech and mind prepared by the monastery for the sponsors to present to the High Lamas

Datuk May Phng, whom is also President of Kechara represented H.E. Tsem Rinpoche in making the offerings

Datuk May made offering of body, speech and mind to Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche’s throne in the Gompa on behalf of Tsem Rinpoche

Vinnie Tan representing Hatten Group, making offerings to Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche’s throne

Datuk May making offerings of body, speech and mind to Khensur Rinpoche (the erudite Abbot emeritus)

Datuk May making offerings of body, speech and mind to His Eminence Domo Geshe Rinpoche

The pilgrims making offerings to the monks

Pictures of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche was also offered to the monks

Datuk May offering a White Tara statue to Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche’s throne

Datuk May making offerings to the 101st Gaden Tripa’s Throne (now being retired is known as H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche’s) in Shar Gaden. His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche was the supreme head of all Gelugpa school of Buddhism until he retired. He is a highly respected scholar, master and teacher.

Mr KH Ng, whom is also Kechara’s Vice President offered a White Tara statue to Khensur Rinpoche on behalf of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche

His Eminence Domo Geshe Rinpoche placed His White Tara statue and a picture of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche neatly on his ritual table. This incarnation was found by the current Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and the oracle. Both Trijang Rinpoche and the oracle of the protector separately announced this to be the undisputed incarnation. The previous Domo Geshe was very close to the previous Trijang Rinpoche. He requested Trijang Rinpoche to find his incarnation before passing.

Vinnie Tan offered a set of monk robes to Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche’s throne

Monks are the embodiment of renunciation. When we offer robes to the Sangha, it is symbolic that may we too achieve renunciation from the cyclic rebirth of samsara

Pilgrims received an appreciation gift and khata offering from the disciplinarian and administrators of the monastery

Many of these monks are materially poor, but spiritually rich. They own simple personal altars, sometimes only with pictures of Buddhas. We are glad that we have this opportunity to offer them a beautiful White Tara statue, as the image of the Buddha is the map to Enlightenment

The younger monks also received a complete set of offerings

This young monk, smiling brightly after receiving the offerings from the pilgrims. May these young monks succeed in their studies and graduate as learned Geshes to continue to turn the wheel of Dharma

 

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  1. wan wai meng on Jan 17, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Rejoice for the the pilgrims and also all Kecharians who are involved in this action.
    It is supremely sublime type of offering to make offerings for the well being and welfare of the monks.

  2. TekLee on Dec 15, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the article and the lovely pictures. It is very meritorious to make offerings to the monks. And it is very inspiring that Rinpoche has been donating to Shar Gaden and many other monasteries. Just like Rinpoche set up Kechara Soup Kitchen, giving to the poor and unfortunate without asking anything in return. This inspire us to do more and to develop our compassion in our spiritual path. We should always make offering to the monks, and practice giving. By giving out, we will get something in return. It’s not materialistically return, but in return of happiness. It’s another happiness that grow from inside 🙂 Thank you again Rinpoche. With folded hands _/\_

  3. Jacinta Goh on Dec 7, 2016 at 7:27 am

    We all know that it is extremely meritorious to make offerings to Sangha. I am indeed happy to see this as well. I hope many will come forward to offer some to the monastery or whichever temple that they chanced upon.These Sangha communities need our support to keep the tradition alive. Most importantly to keep continuing practicing Buddha’s teaching.

  4. Carmen Koo on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:47 am

    I had the honour of being a part of this sacred pilgrimage trip, to make offerings to the holy sangha of Shar Gaden Monastery. Throughout my time in Kechara, I have witnessed Rinpoche sponsoring and supporting many monasteries, sangha and charitable organisations.

    Without the sangha, there will be no Dharma, therefore we have to continuously support the activities of the sangha. Since Buddha Shakyamuni taught the perfect Dharma 2500 years ago, we are fortunate to even be able to hear a drop of the Dharma to date, and it can only be due to the kindness of practitioners, lineage holders, monks, nuns, yogi, teachers, arhats, lamas, because they took the time to learn, practice, and teach it to others, and that has been continuous to date.

    Sangha members, especially the senior monks and nuns, dedicate and spend their lives holding their vows, so they are holy. They spend their lives engaged in virtuous activities, reciting mantras, doing pujas, retreats, spreading the Dharma to others and therefore when we make offerings to the sangha members, it is extremely meritorious.

  5. Jason on Dec 2, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Very happy and feel great when I know many Kecharian going pilgrimage and make white Tara statue offering to Shar Gaden monastery monk on behalf of my Guru, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.

    Action is always louder than speak. Guru keep supporting Shar Gaden monastery is really show an good example to many Kecharian to do more meritorious deeds to collect merits which is very important in spiritual path.

    Thanks Guru and his assistant Beng Kooi to practice these virtuous actions to benefit more people.

    Jason

  6. Samfoonheei on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Beautiful white Tara statues…..Rejoice to the 35 pilgrims who make offerings to the Sangha members of Gaden Monastery on behalf of our Guru Rinpoche Beautiful and precious pictures indeed..its a once life time occasion been able to be there offering many Holy items to those spiritual rich monks. Beautiful quote….which i always remember
    “Do all the good you can,
    By all the means you can,
    In all the ways you can,
    In all the places you can,
    At all the times you can,
    To all the people you can,
    As long as ever you can.”
    by— John Wesley,
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful post.

  7. Justin Cheah on Nov 29, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Wonderful to see these pictures and rejoicing news indeed. The practice of giving without expecting anything in return for me is the supreme practice. What more if one is making offerings to the Buddha and Sangha. Rinpoche has always been a giving person and generosity is one word I often hear from others who spoke highly of Rinpoche. Not only did Rinpoche supported Shar Garden but Rinpoche also supported many monasteries in the pass including Gaden Monastery and is very deeply remembered till today. Rejoicing to see these pictures.

  8. Joy Kam on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    How meritorious this is. Although I could not be there at the time, but I totally rejoice in this great deed because it such an honour to be able to make such extensive offerings to the whole sangha community of a monastery!

    All this is made possible and appreciated due to Rinpoche’s kindness in teaching us the value of making such great offerings. Being in a monastery alone is already a blessing, being able to make offerings to the three jewels there that is alive and living/learning/proliferating the Dharma is beyond a blessing. What a great meritorious act for the whole of Kechara to be able to do this and may we be able to continue doing so in order to gain the merits we need for our own Dharma centre and community to grow even further to benefit more.

    Thank you for this precious picture post and a great rejoicing event!

  9. Lum Kok Luen on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful and meritorious act. I have learned so much from these examples that being compassionate, generous, 100% Guru devotion, be loyal in your practice, and always, always think of others is the root of attainments.

    I am also truly humbled by these acts of kindness towards any monastery will generate so a vast amount of merits that is needed to sustain and spread the Dharma and be always connected to the Three Jewels.

    May your Eminence live long, have great health and continuously turn the Wheel of Dharma until the last sentient being is liberated.

    Humbly yours,
    Lum Kok Luen

  10. Li Kim on Nov 28, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    It was an exciting moment. I recall waiting anxiously for the statues to arrive. White Tara was most meaningful as I understand she represents long life and good health. And then knowing how awesome it was that Rinpoche would be offering them to the monks. Rinpoche is constantly caring and thinking of others. Seriously, I don’t know anyone else who would freely give to benefit others like Rinpoche. Therefore, it deeply infuriates me and totally irritates me when people go online defaming Rinpoche. And worse are those who leave and then slander the very person who gave them deeper spiritual values away from hedonistic desires. May Rinpoche live long and Kechara grow to great heights.

  11. Bradley Kassian on Nov 28, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    A very meritous act. Through the virtue of the monks upholding their vows and helping sentient beings, the ordained Sangha become a source of inspiration for others who are seeking spiritual solace.

    When we offer items such as robes to the Sangha, our support for them creates the causes for the Dharma to remain. In making sincere offerings, we also create the causes for an abundance of spiritual and material wealth for ourselves.

  12. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

    Over 400 years ago a great and learned lama Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was famed in Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and China for being very saintly and compassionate. He resided in his residence (Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang) in Drepung Monastery. His root guru was H.H. the Omniscient 4th Panchen Lama and his close dharma brother was the 5th Dalai Lama.

    The 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had a very close and dharmic relationship and often went to receive teachings together from the 4th Panchen Lama. They were close in age. They both became very learned and well known. During this time, the Dalai Lama was enthroned as a Dharma King of Tibet. But more people went to see Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen for teachings, initiations and divinations. This made the attendants of the 5th Dalai Lama feel threatened that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s fame might usurp the power of the 5th Dalai Lama. So they had a khata forced down his throat. At that moment, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen dissolved his psychic winds and generated the wish to be a great guardian of Buddha and Tsongkapa’s teachings. As his consciousness dissolved, he entered ‘bardo’ as a dharma protector of the highest order (jikten depey sungma). Many signs were seen throughout Lhasa at this time and the earth was said to have shaken in Lhasa. This event was already predicted to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s previous incarnation when he was one of the 8 main disciples of Lord Tsongkapa the Supreme Master and he served Tsongkapa directly by building Gaden Monastery.

    When the 5th Dalai Lama heard what his scheming and power-hungry attendants had done, he was very distressed. He was very sorry Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was murdered and dishonored as he was a great dharma master. The 5th Dalai Lama composed an apology to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. In Lhasa, tens of thousands gathered for the cremation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s holy body. During the cremation, the 5th Dalai Lama’s apology was read out at which flames spontaneously arose from the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen commencing the cremation. From the body, during cremation, a powerful whirlwind of smoke tunneled into the sky for all to see as this was an indication Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s consciousness has arisen as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. The Dharma Protector Setrap immediately recognized this new protector Dorje Shugden and ‘enthroned’ him as a powerful Dharma Protector in the realm of the Buddhas. From this, Setrap and Dorje Shugden are closely connected and very close working hand in hand always. After the cremation, the great 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel on the spot the cremation took place and named it Trode Khangsar. The 5th Dalai Lama commissioned the statue of Dorje Shugden in this chapel and had monks installed in the chapel to do continuous propitiations to Dorje Shugden. Trode Khangsar Chapel was a commemoration to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was wronged and also a celebration of his consciousness arising as the World Peace Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    This Trode Khangsar Chapel still exists now in Lhasa where many make pilgrimages there. It is in good condition and was recently renovated. It is over 400 years old and a testimony to the respect the Great 5th Dalai Lama had to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who arose as Dorje Shugden.

    I have visited this holy chapel in Lhasa years back. I’ve never heard of it till I was in Lhasa and by chance, I was told about it which I was happy to visit. I could not find the place but strangely a bunch of pilgrims from Amdo told me they would show me how to get there in Lhasa.

    This short video is a short clip of this holy Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa today commemorating Dorje Shugden, built by the great 5th Dalai Lama. The great 5th Dalai Lama even composed a prayer to Dorje Shugden which is still available today and we can recite to invoke the blessings, protection, and assistance of World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    Tsem Rinpoche


    Read more: Trode Khangsar – A 400-year-old Dorje Shugden Chapel in Lhasa
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/trode-khangsar-%E2%80%93-a-400-year-old-dorje-shugden-chapel-in-lhasa.html

    Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTybDwTeLAM

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

    HUM
    Though unmoving from the sphere of primordial spontaneity,
    With wrathful turbulent power, swifter than lightning,
    Endowed with heroic courage to judge good and bad,
    I invite you with faith, please come to this place!

    Robes of a monk, crown adorned with rhinoceros leather hat,
    Right hand holds ornate club, left holds a human heart,
    Riding various mounts such as nagas and garudas,
    Who subdues the mamos of the charnel grounds, praise to you!

    Samaya substances, offerings and torma, outer, inner and secret,
    Favourite visual offerings and various objects are arranged.
    Although, previously, my wishes were a bit dense,
    Do not stop your powerful apparitions, I reveal and confess!

    Now respectfully praising with body, speech, and mind,
    For us, the masters, disciples, benefactors and entourages,
    Provide the good and avert the bad!
    Bring increase like the waxing moon in spiritual and temporal realms!

    Moreover, swiftly accomplishing all wishes,
    According to our prayers, bestow the supreme effortlessly!
    And like the jewel that bestows all wishes,
    Always protect us with the Three Jewels!

    From: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/the-5th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden

    Tibetan prayer from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html

  13. Shane Jayasuriya on Jun 18, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Rejoice to see kechara making offering to Buddha dharma. Sadu 3x

  14. Valentina Suhendra on Mar 8, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    I hope Tibetan leadership will stop contradicting itself and discriminating based on faith, for the benefit of Tibetan people.

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  15. Wei on Jul 2, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Wow it is incredible to see that Kechara has the means to sponsor so greatly. Not too long ago this would not have been possible but Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings to the students and the persistent work for spreading Dharma has allowed this to happen. The sponsorship money is very important for Kechara to grow as it funds everything which is required to maintain Kechara so that everyone can work to spread the Dharma.

    The Dharma is the most precious thing as it is a pathway to enlightenment and therefore the key to release us from all suffering. Therefore humble amounts of sponsorship that accumulates into a large offering like this, should be gladly and generously. From a personal perspective it is like trading in fake made up currency that is impermanent for non material currency that is very much real as it is the fuel to our Dharma practice, that is merits.

  16. Wan Wai Meng on May 25, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Feels really good to see Kechara making such vast offerings for the growth of the dharma and for the monks who are the lineage holders for Buddhism to have White Tara whose practice promises long life ad removal of obstacles with them.

    May Kechara and Kecharians always be able to generate such wonderful deeds for the preservation and growth of the Buddha Dharma in our region.

  17. Vinnie Tan on Feb 16, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    The experience to the monastery was great. I was so happy and lucky to be part of this group to go for this pilgrimage trip and also offer these holy offerings to the Sangha members of the monastery.

    I really thank Beng Kooi and her team for organising this trip making it possible for the group to go over. I would like to thank Rinpoche for allowing me to join this trip as well. It is just so nice to be doing such meritorious things. To be back in Rinpoche’s home, to be seeing for myself how the Dharma is truly being practiced by these holy monks.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this chance.

  18. tsemtulku on Feb 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    INTERESTING DEVELOPEMENT:

    We have been informed by our friends in Dharamsala that the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA; the de facto head of Tibetans in Exile in India) that they have seen the vulgarities said in the name of being on the Dalai Lama’s defense. Many who can read English in Dharamsala have been horrified that their campaign against Shugden is leading to such vulgarities and attacks on Shugden followers personal lives. CTA had hoped to intimidate Shugden people to give up through fear and violence in the past, but it has worked against them as they represent Dalai Lama a Nobel peace prize winner. People are asking why Dalai Lama does not speak up against the hatred towards Shugden people? CTA in the past have kept quiet about the attacks on Shugden people both physical and verbal but now IT’S DIRECTLY BEING CONNECTED TO THEM which is bad PR. The more Dalai Lama supporters hurl abuses on line and it’s recorded, the more it will work against CTA.

    The CTA visit this blog often to keep a watch. They are embarrassed by people who write such negatives and vulgarities now and engage in name-calling in the name of Buddhism and the Dalai Lama. It reflects terribly on them. They have been getting more negative response from people around the world and more queries. The press has been picking up on these types of verbal abuses hurled at Shugden people and find it justified and alerted to the fact something is seriously wrong. They are starting to question the CTA more which is embarrassing.

    We will keep posting these vulgarities hurled at Shugden people online. This is what Shugden people have to tolerate daily. But you will see NO SUCH COMMENTS from Shugden people. I have friends who informed me they will also send this article’s link to press around the world and proper authorities to keep them alert. As violent vulgarities can escalate into violence against innocent Shugden practitioners.

    You see the bottom line is all this name hurling and violent words can stop overnight if His Holiness Dalai Lama speaks up to stop it. Dalai Lama should send people to engage in dialogue to settle this matter once and for all. It would benefit everyone all around. This ban and advice against peaceful Shugden practitioners was started by Tibetan leadership. They should do something to stop it as they are responsible for every person they affect with this ban. The Tibetan leadership is responsible for every harm perpetrated or planned against Shugden practitioners both verbal, psychological and physical.

    Do see the pictures here of the abuse but be ready for how unpleasant it could be: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58841

  19. tsemtulku on Feb 13, 2015 at 2:30 am

    It’s amazing, sometimes when you make a spiritual choice, some people can criticize and segregate you for it. As if your choice must be approved by them. If they don’t approve they have some mandate to tell you that you are wrong and also can be rude for your choice of faith. If you don’t pray to what they pray to, then your ‘god’ is a demon or something. How archaic. LOL. I find that amazing. LOL again. How can you come to my space, face and life and tell me my religion is wrong? I didn’t hurt anyone with my faith and I don’t intend to. Whatever others of my same faith are or are not doing is not me. So don’t bundle me up into the same package. I am me and they are them. Besides, I am more than my religion. There are many aspects of who I am. So don’t just look at my spiritual choice and summarize me. You don’t know me. And you don’t have to know me. Also I owe nothing to you. I don’t need your approval for my spirituality. I would love to be your friend but let’s not let our spiritual choice ever get in the way. Be modern, be today and accept who I am as I don’t hurt anyone. 🙂 So look at all parts of who I am but the bottom line is my spirituality is my choice, do not ever presume to comment, disparage, judge or even think anything about it. I eat what I want. I dress as I like. Live where I want. Befriend who I wish. Write what I like on my social media space and pray to whatever I feel is working for me. Full stop! 🙂 Thanks for letting me live my life as your opinion of it is not needed, requested or solicited and I say this with deepest respects to you.. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

  20. Beng on Feb 7, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    NOTABLE COMMENT FROM TSEM RINPOCHE

    For me, I have received teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama and I still have to respect him as one of my lamas. It might be different for some of you who have not. But my approach must be respectful. Even if I didn’t have teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama, would still approach him in a respectful manner. The advice against Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness is hurting many people in fact millions. It’s creating discord, segregation and pain. Everything the Dalai Lama teaches is about compassion, tolerance and reconciliation and the Shugden practitioners deserve that too. I therefore, respectfully prostrating to the ground would ask H.H. the Dalai Lama to please send his ministers to talk to the leaders of the Shugden group and resolve this issue. I say all this with deepest respects. As a part Tibetan, I also wish His Holiness the best. Long live the Dalai lama. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

  21. SG on Feb 5, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Good teachers deserve good disciples and vice versa. Rinpoche is a testimony of this auspiciousness. May buddha’s sangha always thrive in the holy dharma and achieve those great levels of attainments. May suffering be a distant and unrecognisable word for all beings.

  22. tsemtulku on Jan 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    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)

  23. Pastor Chia on Jan 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Supporting monastery is always one of the event Kecharian main concern. Since Kechara organization started, through H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche advice,Kechara main concern is always to promote Buddha Dharma growing. Without Monastery and sangha community, Buddha Dharma can’t growth fast.
    over 20 year, H.E. work very hard and raise fund to supporting older sangha who are ill and for their medical check up.Offering robes,sponsor printing Dharma scripture,fund raise for hospital at monastery, so sangha community able to get treatment when they are sick. We wish Kechara always can supporting Buddha Dharma and Sangha.

  24. Denise Kuek on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:18 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful thing done by Kecharians. Because of Rinpoche’s compassion, the monks in Shar Ganden could receive a wonderful painted White Tara statue and for them is not easy to own one. All these photos are very heartwarming, I am so happy to see people especially Kecharians have the chance to offer to monks. The White Tara statues definitely would create merits for the monks and Kecharians. Rinpoche’s kindness will always remind me to be a better person for people around me. I wish for Rinpoche’s long life and Rinpoceh’s Dharma works continue to grow vastly.

  25. Kwan Leng Lew on Jan 24, 2015 at 1:52 am

    It is always god to make offerings to monks as it allow us to collect a lot of merits. what is merits? merits is the fuel for us to advance in our spiritual path, not so much about just getting secular happiness such as big house, big car, etc.

    I rejoice for all the pilgrims who managed to go to the monastery and make the offerings 🙂

  26. Judy Chen on Jan 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It’s so wonderful to know of the generosity of Kecharians and it’s also meritorious.
    It’s a great opportunity to know and learn dharma via your posts.

    With folded hands
    Thank you Rinpoche

  27. Jill Yam on Jan 22, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.
    Can see all the monks are so happy and excited to receive the comic books and other offerings from this group of Rinpoche’s student who has the opportunity to go on this auspicious pilgrimage.
    Rejoice for all of them.

  28. Shelly Tai on Jan 22, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Rejoice for all the Kecharian who make offering the the sangha community. As lay person we need to make a lot of offering to the three jewels in order for us to collect merits and we can continue to stay in the path.

  29. Cynthia Ng on Jan 21, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    随喜34位克切拉朝圣团员在Beng Kooi的带领下到印度的Shar Gaden Monastery去供养800尊的白度母佛像给予寺院的高僧喇嘛们。此生有如此的机会到寺院朝圣做供养,亲近高成就转世喇嘛是非常难得的机会,也是各位累积的功德福报。

    非常感谢Beng Kooi有细心的过人之处,为上师詹杜固仁波切的长寿安排了殊胜的朝圣团代表上师到寺院做供养祈求上师长寿,常转法轮利益更多的众生。

    看到800位喇嘛们聚集在寺院做法会是如此的壮观与庄严,能够参与法会是一大福分,能够得到高僧喇嘛们的加持也是殊胜无比。看到每一位僧侣们面前都摆放着詹杜固仁波切的法照更是意义非凡,在每一为僧侣的心中詹杜固仁波切是一位得高望众的转世活佛,仁波切也非常的照顾寺院里的僧人,每一年都会把款项寄发回去做供养以及改善寺院里需要改善的地方,确保每一位僧侣和上师得到完善的照顾。詹杜固仁波切从来没有忘记过寺院里的上师和僧人,这也是仁波切远道马来西亚来弘扬佛法的原因,为了要改善寺院的环境,这样就会有更多的人受益和修持佛法。

    我在此发愿可以再此的参加朝圣团和到寺院去。 🙂

  30. William on Jan 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    This is such a nice article to read. I can feel the happiness and the delight the monks are feeling by just going throughout the photos. Pictures does really paint a thousand words. Thank you Rinpoche for the generosity and also other sponsors for making this offering a success. I rejoice for the pilgrims who has had the opportunity to represent Rinpoche in the offering and also visit the monastery.

  31. Grace Leong on Jan 21, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    In order to show our gratitude to the Monastery and the Sangha for their crucial role in maintaining the precious teachings and lineage of Je Tsongkhapa, it is essential that we make offerings and consistently support them in whatever way possible. The teachings and the practice provides tremendous benefits to all sentient beings. Thank you Rinpoche for consistently guiding and showing us the important values and virtues that we should inculcate in our lives !

  32. Pastor Han Nee on Jan 21, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    The 34 pilgrims from Kechara, who went on this sacred trip to the holy monastery of Shar Gaden, must have collected tremendous merits to have been able to go on this pilgrimage. The 800 White Tara statues, offerings by the Kechara Board of Directors for Rinpoche’s long life, show the love and devotion they and Kecharians have for our precious Guru , Tsem Rinpoche. The offerings of the statues and books and robes , in turn, to the holy monks of Shar Gaden reflect a wealth of giving and kindness. Giving to the sangha collects tremendous merits.

    The Pilgrims had the rare and treasured honour of having audience with great Masters, like Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende. It was truly a blessed pilgrimage.

    I have been with Tsem Rinpoche on pilgrimage before to other holy places and temples. The generosity, love and care Rinpoche has unfailingly showered on all, including the monastics, young and old,wherever he goes, are always received with immense gratitude and deep appreciation by all the recipients.

    The Namgyal Tsechog puja for Rinpoche’s life was performed very beautifully by the monks. It is truly blessed to be in the presence of monka, including the more senior ones, who have held their vows purely and practiced Guru Devotion purely for so many years. It is in the hands of the Sangha, who study the Dharma earnestly and then teach them with great skill and compassion, that the Dharma will be preserved and will endure.

    May Tsem Rinpoche have long life and continue to tun the wheel of Dharma to benefit countless beings. May all the sangha continue to uphold their vows and Guru Devotion purely . May the Lineage Teachings of Tsongkhapa continue to be upheld and to grow and spread and be preserved.

  33. KH Ng on Jan 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for making this pilgrimage possible for all the pilgrims and for all Kecharians and supporters to make offerings for the long life of Rinpoche. By this meritorious act, we generate vast amount of merits towards our supreme goal and strengthen the samaya between us and Rinpoche.

    All Kecharians and supporters directly and indirectly related to this pilgrimage and all the work put into the preparations before, during and after the pilgrimage benefit from this.

    May Rinpoche life long and continue to turn the Dharma Wheel and the 3 Jewels continue to bless all sentient beings of this age. May Shar Gaden continue to grow to benefit vast many beings.

  34. Bradley Kassian on Jan 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I rejoice in all of this gift giving to the Sangha! May the Wheel of Dharma continue to turn! 🙂

  35. aw we ling on Jan 21, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Feel happy and blessing when I see many wonderful picture here. So happy to see my dharma friends having this great opportunity to this pilgrimage and do make the offering and meeting with many high lamas. Rejoice to them and make a strong motivation that I and my dharma friends may have the merits to make pilgrimages in the near future.

    Thank you Rinpoche and thank you Datuk May, Beng Kooi and her team for organise this trip.

    Love
    Wei ling

  36. Frederick Law on Jan 20, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Rejoice to the group who went to this pilgrimage,such a meritorious deed to be able to make offerings to the Shar Ganden Monk, and also to Khensur Rinpoche and Domo Geshe Rinpoche.

    From the photo can feel the joy and happiness of the monks at receiving the offering, especially when they read the Protector Comic book with focus 🙂 seeing Domo Geshe Rinpoche displaying Tsem Rinpoche show the respect of Domo Geshe Rinpoche had towards Tsem Rinpoche.

    Thank You Beng Kooi for organizing the pilgrimage and offers the 800 White Tara statue to the Sangha at Shar Gaden to create the merits for Rinpoche long life.

  37. Pee Bee Chong on Jan 20, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. It will be so wonderful if one day I have the opportunity to on the pilgrimage trip like this as well. May I have the merit go on the pilgrimage and able to offer the khata and statue to the lamas.

  38. Joy on Jan 20, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Rejoice in such wonderful meritorious deed! Wow what beautiful pictures and precious offerings we did to the sangha jewels of our pure lineage. Just looking at the pictures made me feel like as though I was also there making the offerings too. Can sense the atmosphere is filled with incense billowing and bleesing abound as everyone is feeling happy as well as gratification for being there to make such precious offerings. And to be able to give them each a Tara statue and protector comic book… wow!

    Can see all the monks are so excited and can’t wait to read the comic book of our beloved protector. How fortunate we are to have this great opportunity, a privilege indeed to be able to give to the sangha like this and all thanks to our kind generous Guru for making this possible! Really really pray I will never be parted from the Buddha Dharma ever.

  39. Ronald on Jan 20, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Sorry if it’s offensive, but really out of curiosity. May I ask why the books about the protector to be printed out, seems to be Dorje Shugden instead of the Dharmapala Setrap? Is this OKAY?

    • Pastor David Lai on Jan 20, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      Dear Ronald,
      Dorje Shugden and Dharmapala Setrap actually resides within the same mandala and are part of the 2 ‘blazing brothers’. Therefore, they are very close and connected to each other. Not being able to offer to the protector of our lineage is infringing on our religious freedom. Don’t you think? 🙂 🙂 🙂
      P.S. The monks loved the comic books very much.

      • Ronald on Jan 20, 2015 at 7:22 pm

        Dear Pastor David,

        Thank you for the reply. I am just very very curious. Does that mean Kechara and Tsem Rinpoche offer and regard Dorje Shugden as the Dharma Protector equally? Sorry if it sounds rude but I’m just curious to know. If Tsem Rinpoche regard the Dalai Lama is a great master and according to one of Rinpoche’s video saying HH Dalai Lama is accurate and right, and he follows his guidance. Then would it be offering and printing about the another protector D.S. is incorrect? As I know the Dalai Lama has stressed us not to offer this deity. Pastor David, hope you wont be offended by this question.

        Looking forward to your reply.

        Many thanks!

        • Pastor David Lai on Jan 20, 2015 at 10:37 pm

          Dear Ronald,

          This link will answer your questions:
          http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/i-pray-to-what-i-want-to.html

          And since you live nearby and you are Malaysian, come to Kechara and talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable Pastors.

          Good Luck
          Pastor David Lai

          • Ronald on Jan 21, 2015 at 10:06 am

            Dear Pastor,

            I guess I am kinda confused with the post. And I do recall this written by Tsem Rinpoche, when someone asked Him regarding the practice of D.S.

            I do want to practice Shugden also. Thanks. But I don’t have the courage to practice because of the ban, I might be threatened and hurt. Dalai Lama says there is no ban, but his advice will hurt many people as there are so many fanatical followers who will threaten and hurt those who oppose Dalai Lama. Dalai Lama can stop all this by saying to everyone, don’t hurt Shugden practitioners as they are humans too and they deserve equal rights. But he doesn’t. See what I am saying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421782837&v=5ZuNNNHC2E0&x-yt-cl=84359240

          • Ronald on Jan 21, 2015 at 10:14 am

            Dear Pastor,

            I guess I’ll stop asking these questions as I do not want to offend anyone. But I thought I bring some thoughts to everyone and how contradictory this might seem. If I write this here, you can think for yourself. I like to stir controversy. I am from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Many thanks!

          • Tenzin on Jan 22, 2015 at 9:10 am

            When is khecharian traveling to dharma salary to offer a prayer to his holiness the Dalai lama

    • Sarah Yap on Jan 25, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Dear Ronald,

      Thank you for asking these questions. When we ask questions, that is where we can learn more.

      The issue surrounding Dorje Shugden is actually a rather political one. As a Buddhist practitioner, politics is not my focus. On top of that, since I am a foreigner (which is, I’m not Tibetan), then these Tibetan politics should not be an issue to me. Anyway, I don’t want to talk about politics here since it is not very respectful on Rinpoche’s blog.

      But on a spiritual level, I follow what my teacher teaches. And if my teacher teach us to be harmonious, not to criticize and discriminate people’s belief, then that is my practice. Please understand, that the majority of people in Kechara have NEVER gotten teachings from the Dalai Lama. We respect Him as a great holy master in Buddhism, but we have no spiritual relationship with him. Our spiritual lineage masters are H.H. Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang and H.H. Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang… and of course Rinpoche.

      Also I never understood why people make this such a huge issue in the first place. Dharmapalas are here to assist us in our practice… it is a minor practice and on top of that it should be a private practice, as traditionally done. But if there are people that wish to cause problems for us just because of our loyalty to H.H. Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang’s spiritual lineage, then all I can say is that… I will never give up this lineage and will continue practicing no matter what. I will continue to practice the Dharma, and if by a rare case harm would befall me (which I highly doubt since I’m not Tibetan)… then that is their negative karma.

      Hope this answers your question.

    • Choong on Oct 28, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Dear Ronald,

      In case you missed this, HH Dalai Lama has now said that you may practise. May you have success!

      http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-we-can-practise-dorje-shugden-finally.html

  40. Datuk May on Jan 20, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    It is always such a honour and privilege to be able to make offerings to the Sangha, a virtuous group of people who give their lives to preserve and study the 2,600 year old teachings of Shakymuni Buddha in order that in this distracting and degenerating era, we sentient being may still have the opportunity to know and be introduced to the Holy Dharma and Buddhism.

    The trip to Shar Ganden was very joyful for me to know how much dedications been made to have our Lineage preserved to serve us in our life.

    I thank Beng Kooi and her team for organising this trip and Rinpoche for giving us this opportunity for such a meritorious act.

    May the Dharma always touch our lives.

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  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 09:46 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this contest to create awareness on the plight of our dinner, before they ended up on our plate. The meat that ended up on our dinner plates are not some chemically produced lifeless “thing”. They are animals who have feelings, can feel pain and suffer a great deal under unhygienic environment, probably able to feel more than us for that matter. This is a fact. We should not ignore it and blindfold our conscious by pretending that the meat we are consuming led a happy life and died peacefully before they ended up on our plate. Do our part by contributing to less suffering for the animals. Go vegetarian.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/win-a-manjushri-statue.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 09:23 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 05:52 PM
    The Tibetan government in exile in North India (CTA) has in their laws and charters that if you practice Dorje Shugden as your spiritual path:

    1. You are not allowed in Tibetan hospitals.
    2. Your children are not allowed in Tibetan schools.
    3. You may not join in community events in the refugee communities throughout India.
    4. You may not work in any jobs provided by Tibetan govt even if you are qualified within India.
    5. You are not allowed to attend any public talks by the Dalai Lama even secular in nature. You are checked for ID at the door claiming it’s for security.
    6. They restrict your travel by taking extra lengths to complicate issuing you proper papers.
    7. During public speeches, they denigrade the deity Dorje Shugden in order to have public opinion turned against those who practice Dorje Shugden.
    8. They create videos, documentaries and books ‘advertising’ Dorje Shugden as a bad deity. But they call this ‘advice’ only. They allocate much needed funds towards materials with ‘evidence’ that Dorje Shugden is harmful. What kind of government fund campaigns against a particular religion?
    9. They bar/expel you from from entering monasteries based on the fact you practice Dorje Shugden.
    10. Because they have received international pressure and was embarassed, they do not directly restrict you from the practice of Dorje Shugden but produce materials to speak against this faith isolating individuals who continue from the community.
    11. They have smear campaigns funded by the CTA’s Dept of Information & International Relations on social media to destroy the reputation of certain Tibetan teachers who continue to practice Dorje Shugden.
    12. They villify Dorje Shugden practitoners as people who are against Tibetan freedom, Tibetan culture and conveniently called them China spies and violent. This is part of their campaign. Why would China pay anyone to pray to Dorje Shugden? I do not know about others, but I receive no payment for my spiritual practice of Dorje Shugden from any individual, organization or government. I am accused of this as a smear campaign to silence me. But prove clearly that I receive payment from any govt or organization for my practice of Dorje Shugden. If you cannot prove it but continue to say so, then it’s an organized smear campaign from the Dept of Information & International Relations of the CTA in Dharamsala for what they see as defiance when it’s really religious freedom.
    13. Tibetan government in exile has been known to encourage the crowd to harm Dorje Shugden practitioners by posting ‘wanted’ posters of well known and defiant Dorje Shugden practitoners in the 24 refugee communities throughout India.
    14. Whatever donations, gifts, items, help given to the Tibetan govt, their hospitals, Monasteries, schools, individuals by Dorje Shugden practitioners prior to the ban against Dorje Shugden in 1996 has not been refunded or returned. Many Dorje Shugden practitioners including myself have made substantial donations to many sectors of the Tibetan refugee communities and monasteries and all items and monies have not been returned. If Dorje Shugden practitioners are bad, why keep their donations and gifts but restrict their presence?

    I have nothing against Tibet, Tibetans or His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In fact I wish His Holiness long life and health always. I have never said in speech or print any negative word against His Holiness the Dalai Lama. But this ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners is unfair, undemocratic and against human rights. It must be addressed, revoked and removed. It is creating a huge rift within Tibetan communities where we need to be united to preserve our culture, religion and way of life around the world. Whether an individual wishes to practice Dorje Shugden or not is up to the individual, but there should be no restrictions or prejudice created by CTA for engaging in this practice. Now in the 21st century, only in the Tibetan communities lead by CTA, there is heavy religious discrimination. But some find it hard to believe because it does not match the reputation of the Dalai Lama in which the CTA is under. If there is no ban and systematic controlled and funded tyranny against Dorje Shugden practitioners like myself, why should I speak up or say these things? I have no gains to speak up if it was not true. There are thousands of other individuals who can attest to all I have said and much proof to find even on the internet. This systematic tyranny against the fundamental human right of religious choice to practice Dorje Shugden must stop before it creates more damage to individuals and groups and at the same time bringing down the reputation of the CTA or Tibetan govt in exile headquartered in Dharamsala, North India as backward and tyrannical.

    Tsem Rinpoche
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  • sonnytan
    Monday, Jan 23. 2017 01:37 PM
    sonny tan on Jan 23, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    Hello jeff Weegee, you came here to insult our guru and claimed that he gets monetary support from China without any documentary,evidential, bullet proof and solid evidence. In the eyes of the learned criminal court judges this statement itself is very defamatory and you can be sued for character assasination and defamation. However, you are not very smart enough thinking that by coming here and abusing our kind guru’s nature and forgiving heart with such nonsensical unproven lies he will not institute further action. It only means that you wantonly and deliberately wants to hurt my guru’s good name thinking that by saying the above he will not retaliate but I beg to differ as you will never know what his students have in store for people of loose characters. We may not be as forgiving as our guru because you intentionally wants to ruin my guru’s reputation and that itself is an urgent call for us to defend him when viciously attacked. We will vehemently pursue such unproven accusations without repose and put to rest all these once and for all and eventually let justice prevails
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 22. 2017 06:05 PM
    Yes it is time to worry for sure if we are not doing anything to protect our earth , environment and animals .There’s the threat that climate change will do more harm.One recent study found that as temperatures rise over the next century.Marine life of dolphins , leatherback sea turtles and so forth are affected .Sooner or later they will be extnct due to global warming. .Scientists discovered environmental pollution can cause human fertility.
    Human activity, including over fishing, unsustainable agriculture, a dramatic loss in natural habitats, and—of course—climate change are to be blamed. Hence it is indeed a time to worry and put in more effort to protect our environment and earth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this informative article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/is-it-time-to-worry.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 22. 2017 03:27 PM
    The global warming has become alarming and at risks. Arctic drilling could speed up global warming and harm endangered wildlife in the Arctic. Its good that former US President Obama ban offshore drilling untill 2022. Even though this ban only last for five years it is at least protected. With the new President Trump ,i do hope he won’t withdrew global effort to reduce fossil fuel emission and hoping that more people are aware of what happening to the arctic .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and videos too.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/offshore-drilling-in-arctic-banned.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2017 08:47 PM
    It is very sad that the effect of pollution and rubbish is getting worse. All of us are living in this world and have the responsibilities to take care of our environment. We can stop all this by starting from our self. Always be mindful, throw rubbish in the right place and use more recycle items.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2017 08:33 PM
    Kaizen practise is a good method to start training our mind to push ourselves and do something new everyday for 1 minute. Because it start with 1 minute, we would not have reason to not do it. Once we started to learn something new and continuously doing it, we will get use to and improve it further.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-one-minute-method-for-overcoming-laziness.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 10:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and compassion and also the support team to have this short prayer translated into Tibetan language. This is great to let more people from different countries and races to read this wonderful prayer to Dorje Shugden.

    May everyone be blessed by Dorje Shugden and able to meet a qualified guru to learn and practice dharma for the benefit of others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-prayer-to-dorje-shugden-tibetan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 08:33 PM
    Beautiful, inspiring and so touching story…. of Alvaro Munera a former bullfighter. He is a real hero who learned his lesson through reason and thinking.That is really great of him and even campaigning against bullfighting.He accepted his faith and realized that animals do have feelings too.Not to harm them but to protect them.
    Thank you Rinpoche foe sharing such a touching story
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/do-not-miss-this-so-touching.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 07:50 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing Its alarming that plastic pollution has already reached deep oceans which has negatively affecting deep sea animals.The researchers found inside the deep sea animals were polyester, nylon and acrylic.That is bad enough causing ingestion in deep sea animals, such as sea cucumbers, hermit crabs and squat lobsters .Sooner or later they are becoming extinct due to all these plastic pollution. Deep sea animals have the freedom to live too. Do hope all of us take responsibility to care for the environment. Attitude and educating ourselves and sharing with others on the best and safest ways of disposal of rubbish will be wonderful.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 04:33 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. It is so sad to learn about the negative impact of our human lifestyle and usage on the animals living in deep sea. Nothing on this Earth can escape our influence because we are a member and a crucial one for all intent and purposes, of this big ecosystem call Earth. I hope through these discoveries and learning, it will awaken our conscious to do something to preserve Earth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/plastic-pollution-in-deep-sea-is-alarming.html#comments
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 04:21 PM
    It is wonderful to learn about the Yayasan Kechara Indonesia team’s effort in fundraising by conquering Mt Rinjani. It is also very meaningful to find out the members of this hike overcome personal and physical limitation to reach the peak. “…thinking Instead of just letting life throw random challenges at me, I should go ahead and provide myself with truly meaningful challenges.” Rejoice and well done! Thank you for this sharing, Valentina.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/guess-what-we-did-on-mt-rijani.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 12:28 AM
    Taking baby steps to train up our consistency and persistency is really a cool innovation from the traditional “cold turkey” approach. Since this is a trust and proven method, we should give it a try and conquer one of our limitation. Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-one-minute-method-for-overcoming-laziness.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jan 20. 2017 12:22 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. Great to be informed of this alternative that deters insects and rodents from getting too intimate with us. The smell of mint is really nice and it has many benefits to our human body too. Hence, it will be a good idea to add mint leaves into our grocery shopping list.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/try-this-to-repel-insects-in-your-house.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
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I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
3 weeks ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
3 weeks ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
4 weeks ago
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
4 weeks ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
1 month ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
1 month ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
2 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
2 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
2 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
2 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
2 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
2 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
3 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
3 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
4 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
4 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
4 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
4 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
4 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
4 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
4 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
4 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
4 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
4 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
4 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
4 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
4 months ago
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Don\'t you love her bag? She\'s stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Don't you love her bag? She's stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
5 months ago
Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
Sent from Samsung tablet.
5 months ago
Sent from Samsung tablet.
We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it\'s traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it's traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
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    You will Never be Ready
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    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
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    His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    This was on FB and I came across it. His Holiness said in Tibetan institutions there is a lot of propitiating protector/oracles and this is not what Buddhism is about. So they are putting Nechung/Tema oracles within the video to say what is he talking about when he does it himself. This is confusing is the message to his people. TR
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Participants take turn to do the soap. Alice Tay, KSDS
yesterday
Participants take turn to do the soap. Alice Tay, KSDS
Woah Camp 2016 participants were happy with their own make soap. Alice Tay, KSDS
yesterday
Woah Camp 2016 participants were happy with their own make soap. Alice Tay, KSDS
Yesterdays Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat at the Vajrayogini Stupa
2 days ago
Yesterdays Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat at the Vajrayogini Stupa
17 fortunate visitors had the opportunity to make offering and circumambulate at World Largest Dorje Shugden statue at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
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17 fortunate visitors had the opportunity to make offering and circumambulate at World Largest Dorje Shugden statue at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
Circumambulating at Lama Tsongkapa Shrine. Lucy Yap
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Circumambulating at Lama Tsongkapa Shrine. Lucy Yap
Today's visitors to Kechara Forest Retreat. They were taken on a tour by Puja Team members. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Today's visitors to Kechara Forest Retreat. They were taken on a tour by Puja Team members. Lucy Yap
Learn about birds & how to take care of them. Lin Mun KSDS
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Learn about birds & how to take care of them. Lin Mun KSDS
Look at my new skirts. I'm ready for graduation rehearsal. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Look at my new skirts. I'm ready for graduation rehearsal. Lin Mun KSDS
The dharma sisters :) Lin Mun ksds
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The dharma sisters :) Lin Mun ksds
Great sharing from the teenage class on Rinpoche's bio. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Great sharing from the teenage class on Rinpoche's bio. Lin Mun KSDS
Nurture the children with good values from young. The aim of Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Nurture the children with good values from young. The aim of Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Lin Mun KSDS
Pastor Gim Lee perform prayers for a sponsor during her beloved pet dog's funeral. Lucy Yap
5 days ago
Pastor Gim Lee perform prayers for a sponsor during her beloved pet dog's funeral. Lucy Yap
Make lots of merits for the Year ahead! Join our Grand Dorje Shugden Pujas next 3. & 4. February 2017 with many Highlights!
5 days ago
Make lots of merits for the Year ahead! Join our Grand Dorje Shugden Pujas next 3. & 4. February 2017 with many Highlights!
Pet Funeral services provided by Heavenly Gate Memorial Service Sdn Bhd, Bentong , Malaysia.  YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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Pet Funeral services provided by Heavenly Gate Memorial Service Sdn Bhd, Bentong , Malaysia. YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
Visitors visited Mother Tara and pay respects. YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
5 days ago
Visitors visited Mother Tara and pay respects. YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
Another New Dorje Shugden Chapel at Bentong. YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
5 days ago
Another New Dorje Shugden Chapel at Bentong. YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
Treat others like the way you wish to be treated.  YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
5 days ago
Treat others like the way you wish to be treated. YEO KWAI GIN ( KKSG )
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