Reasons Why You Should Read This Book!

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Recently, Rinpoche has instructed me to read up this book and to write a blog post about it. At first I did not think much of this book and I was just judging the book by its cover, thinking that it wouldn’t be interesting. Not long after reading the book, I started realizing how much it relates to me and in this case, most of us. If you read this book, I am sure you will be surprised by its accuracy and on-point explanation, it basically describes about our lives and the problems that we constantly face. If you want to get this book, it is available here.

 

How I feel about this book:

I believe this book is very beneficial for all of us to read. This book has widen up my mind and taught me how to look at things from different perspectives. It also teaches me how to become a better and kinder person. What do I mean by being a better person? Being a better person does not mean you HAVE to be a Buddhist, you HAVE to pray to Lord Buddha, you HAVE to sit under a tree and meditate. No, being a better person has nothing to do with our religious choices, you can be a Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and so on, the point is not the religion. What I mean about being a better person is that we become more kind, more aware of our speech and action, learn how to solve the problems that we come across independently. Below are some of the points that stuck out to me, of course these are just a few of them. I highly recommend everyone to read this book, not only that it inspires me to become a better person, it also broadens up my mind.

 

Dharma

Dharma is about developing a beautiful and harmonious relationship with people around us. Although from the outside it may seem like there’s no difference between doing secular work and dharma work, but in actuality, Dharma brings all of us closer to one another, we learn to accept and forgive each other’s flaws.

 

Change

If we seek for a change in relationships with our partner, parents, siblings, friends and so on, we don’t find faults in others and we don’t blame others for who they really are. No one is perfect, therefore we have to abandon our expectations and just accept ‘samsara’. Yes it’s a big word I know, it takes a lot of determination and practice but if we are sincere about changing, it can definitely happen. Since we are in Dharma, we should learn to let go of the past and focus on the present and make the best out of it. We must always be nice to others irregardless of how they treat us.

 

Giving

Giving does not necessarily need to be done physically in the form of giving gifts and so on. Giving can also be expressed through actions, thoughts and words, but how? By stop talking back and being defensive to people when they confront us or when they are just generally questioning us. If you find it difficult, you can start with talking nicely and respectfully to your parents, partners, friends, colleagues and so on.

 

Letting Go and Moving On

We must learn to let go of our attachments, be it in the form of branded items like cars, bags, houses, antiques, jewelries, money, food, love, hate, likes, dislikes, friends, parents, relationships, siblings, everything that is existent in samsara because they are all unreliable and impermanent, nothing is permanent. When they are gone, we should just learn to let it go. It will definitely hurt a lot but there’s no point of holding on to it so tightly. I am not saying that we should just abandon all these and go to meditate in a cave, what I am saying is that we must not be overly-attached to all of these. It’s impossible to forget about our attachments in one night, but if we are determined to make the change, slowly we will realise that we become lighter and happier.

 

What Happens When We Don’t Let Go?

Being too attached to someone or something will not bring us anything but suffering and upon the time of death, there’s a higher chance of us taking rebirth in the three lower realms. The reason why spirits exist is because they are too attached to their attachments and therefore they have created the karma to come back as spirits to linger around their possessions. What kind of possessions? Anything, you name it, be it a person, a place, a branded bag, jewelries and mostly our own gross body. I have heard about a story of a person who was tremendously attached to his treasures and even at the time of death, he still could not let go. He eventually taken rebirth and returned as a snake that resides around his residence to ‘guard’ his treasures. But the thing is that, what can he do with all the treasures now? Whatever outer wealth we have in this life can never be brought to our next life, it has never happened before and it will not, it’s impossible.

 

Living Happily

One of the best ways to live happily is by reducing our anger. But how? By stop pointing fingers at others even if they are at fault, because with actions like this, we create more unhappiness. When a person is wrong, we correct him/ her in a friendly manner in order to avoid arguments. There are times where we just want to look good and win the argument, then we end up hurting these people and leaving them no choice but to stay away from us. We must  not expect others to change, we should be the one to transform for the better. We may be able to convince a few people to change and sometimes, they really do. But do bear in mind, the world does not revolve around us and therefore we can’t expect everyone around us to change and we just stay as where we are. To think like that, it shows how arrogant and selfish we are, how do we deserve happiness if we were to think and act this way?

 

Nothing is Permanent

Everything is impermanent and because nothing is permanent, we have to make the best out of everything we can now before it is too late. For example, I am still living under my parents’ ‘big umbrella’, but how long more can I stay under their umbrella? 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? Eventually it will come a time where they have to pass on as well and the umbrella will be gone forever. Just like what Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche said: “That way of living- depending on the wealth of our parents, family or love ones- is a speedy way of burning up our merit and creating the causes for not having any later.” So what will happen to me when my merits are all used up? Isn’t it better to start being independent now so that we can survive in the outside world when out parents are gone? For me, I will continue to study harder, finish my homework without having being prompted to, use my free time to think of what I want to study and what to be in the future.

 

Projection

Projection is also another thing which we must let go of. We have been projecting our expectations lifetimes after lifetimes, therefore it has become a ‘natural state of mind’ for almost every single one of us and that makes it very difficult for us to overcome. But it is not impossible, projection is the main cause of arguments, disharmony, conflicts and disappointments. We cry, we fight and we do all sorts of things, be it to get someone back or just simply to release our emotions. All these arise from false projections/ expectations.

 

Cherish

We must always appreciate and cherish all the good things we possess now, for example the Dharma. Serve our guru with tremendous respect even if the guru manifests what may seem ‘negative’ in our silly mind. The guru is the most important portal for us to achieve enlightenment, without the guru, there will be no Dharma; without the Dharma, there will be no liberation from all sufferings. Therefore, it is very important to serve the guru with respect and love, treat him the way how we would treat the Buddha.

 

Attachment to Happiness and Attachment to Hatred

This is also one of the main things which we have to look after in our lives. Emotions are just temporary feelings, it changes according to the situation and environment, it does not stay stagnant. Take our mother for example, when she’s nice and buys us what we want, we can be very nice to her, treat her with a lot of care and love and give her the best we can (for that moment). But the moment she stops doing it, we can immediately become angry and yell at her. Our current state of mind is as unstable as an animal, for example a dog. When we are nice to our dog, feed it well and give it a lot of love, of course it will become attached to us automatically. But the moment we start abusing it, the feeling of loved and the sense of belonging can be immediately turned into fear. We cannot really blame the animals because they do not have high intelligence like how we do, so what excuse do we have now? There’s no point of being attached to temporary emotions because again, nothing is permanent.

 

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Edward Ooi is like any ordinary high school boy who enjoys his share of movies, comics, and video games. Through his parents, Edward crossed paths with H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche from the moment he was born, and grew up with the guidance of Dharma in every important juncture of his developing years. Brought up to view the world with infinite possibilities, at 17 years old Edward chooses to spend his weekends volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen and have developed a strong interest in the field of paranormal and mystical beings.
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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 17, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Reading this nicely written article from Edward reminds me so much of the way Tsem Rinpoche’s gives dharma talk and teachings. Someone way back told me dharma of one aspect of buddhism can relate and interlink with other teachings of buddhism. How true it is when Rinpoche speaks the dharma, he can expound on one topic of the dharma and link to other aspects of the dharma, and Rinpoche can talk about so many more aspects of the dharma effortlessly.

    One of Rinpoche’s skillfulness and strength is that he is able to bring the dharma alive and in very layman terms across to wide eyed students like myself. His talks are always in modern day terms and has an evergreen appeal to it.

  2. samfoonheei on Jul 29, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing this book review…..interesting there s so much to know and learn from , even though it just a review all from Ronpoche teachings.I read it over and over again to understand better.Mr.Edward Ooi…did a good job putting all important points down for us to understand better.Thanks you Mr Edward Ooi I will recommend this book to my friends .May all of us be blessed and be more compassionate.
    With folded hands

  3. Carmen Koo on Jun 10, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Dear Edward,

    Thank you for this book review on the book titled “Peace”, published by Kechara Media & Publications which is based on His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings.

    I love it that you have summarised your thoughts and opinions, and infused it with teachings from the book to give a snippet of the wisdom filled teachings of Rinpoche. It is nice that you have highlighted the most important points for you from the book, and given examples to support your believes.

    Thank you for sharing this with us. What hit me the most was the attachment we have, whether to happiness, to hatred, to our projections, our pride or materials, and that usually is what holds us back the most in life.

    It definitely is a book for all who just needs to find peace from within.

    Thank you
    Carmen

  4. Wylfred Ng on Jun 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you Edward for the nice review and write up on this book.

    I love the way you deliver the review by summarizing all the important point in different paragraph. It is very easy to understand and remember the point.

    I love to recommend this book to my friends that are new to Buddhism, or even non Buddhist. They always find that this book is very good that everyone also can be benefited from this book.

    Thank you

  5. Chin San on Jun 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    “When a person is wrong, we correct him/her in a friendly manner in order to avoid arguments. There are times where we just want to look good and win the arguments, then we end up hurting these people and leaving them no choice but to stay away from us.”

    這個現象如今充斥著整個網路世界,人們無禮地利用鍵盤毫無責任感的批評任何他們覺得看不過眼的事,尤其是『事實』,因為『事實』刺痛他們,他們就惱怒、咒罵、貶低,從而得到爽快與優越感。為了一時的情緒與面子,卻造成無辜者的傷害甚至陰影,這是非常自私的行為。

    EGO這個東西每個人都有,適當的表現是可諒解的,但不可以無理。無理的人只懂雄辯,而有智慧的人不會為了顧及面子去引發爭吵,而是要探究真理,這叫思辨。

    另外,關於attachment這件事也是越來越可以表現在現今的虛榮世界裡。人們追求名利、財富,拋棄正義與真理,追求表面虛無的花花世界,更可悲的是這被當成理所當然。執著於任何事,都不會對人生帶來好處,有的只是無止盡的痛苦,只是個人不自覺而已。自覺的人會懂得放下執念,往正面、理想的道路去前進。

  6. Sock Wan on Jun 8, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you Edward for sharing your thoughts with us. This is a very good book to read and change our life if we want to be happier. All the teachings in the book we can apply immediately in our lives, the easiest one to start with is to change the habit of finger pointing people as mentioned in the article under the heading “living happily”. This is easy because it does not depend on another person or factor. At the end of the day, it is our state of mind determines our sadness and happiness. Learn how to control our mind and we shall be the master to our happiness.

  7. William Chua on Jun 8, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Edward, your book review is to the point and easy to understand. You have written very well and have matured so much. This book is very easy to read and can relate to our lives.

    A lot of people wants happiness in their lives but they also expect happiness comes in a certain way or look. If the person or situation does not match their expectation, then they become angry and that defeats the purpose of being happy. So, lose the expectation and take life as it is. Most of all, lose the anger to preserve the peace of the situation and maybe our perception will also change.

    Taking life as it is does not mean that we give up and just let time pass by. We must still continue to strive for the best to be kinder, more compassionate, to love more and to achieve peace. It may be time for me to read the book again.

  8. KarenC on Jun 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Dear Edward,

    I like what you wrote: “Being a better person does not mean you HAVE to be a Buddhist, you HAVE to pray to Lord Buddha, you HAVE to sit under a tree and meditate. No, being a better person has nothing to do with our religious choices…” Sometimes people just tend to link kindness to religion and one of the common belief is that being a religious person or when u have belief, you must be kind and compassionate. To me, as long as you’re a human, you have to be kind,

    Having wrong perception will lead to more projections and expectations, and that they will lead to more negativities like what you’ve mentioned: disappointment, disharmony and conflicts.

    I also like how you mentioned our emotions are just temporary feelings and it changes according to the situation and environment. Most of the time we’re very caught up in our emotions that ruined so many things in life, be it relationship, career and even health. Thanks for pointing out how the negativities that has been deep rooted in our gross mind is affecting our everyday life. Dharma is the only way to confront our own negativities, deal with it, overcome it and transform.

    This book is highly recommended to all newbies to Buddhism.

  9. jerry_sito on Jun 8, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    感谢Edward的分享

    尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切总是不失传统传承,但却能够把超过2500多年的佛陀教诲,与最贴近我们现代新新人的方式,给完美无瑕的诠释出来。

    追求一份内心的宁静,是现在每一位忙绿的都市人,所仰望的,宁静是一个简单的名词,但是要真正得到一份内心的宁静,的确是非常不容易的,当一个人内心能够开始宁静下来的那一刻,您也许将会发现,你当下,过去所有的种种点点滴滴的人,事与物都会产生了微妙的变化,而且是美好的变化。

    和谐,爱,关怀与原谅是我对宁静的诠释,而你对与宁静的诠释又会与尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切,或对我的诠释有着不一样的想法吗?

    《宁静》这本书乃由尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切的许多的短篇开示汇编而成。内容主要讨论创造内、外环境宁静的重要性。书中还以大量现代化、生动,且与我们的日常生活息息相关的例子提醒我们,宁静始于每个当下;我们所活着的的每一刻,所说的每一句话或所作出的每一个行动,都能用来创造内、外环境的宁静。

    谢谢
    Jerry Sito

  10. ...peace...ll on May 16, 2016 at 3:26 am
    • Joy Kam on May 22, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Love this video we made for this book… very creatively shot and captures the essence of content.

  11. Pastor Antoinette Kass on May 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Dear Edward,

    Thank you for this detailed review of this powerful book. Indeed the Peace book teaches us the truth that we need very badly. In our daily life, so many things draw us away from the truth, by entertainment, shopping, and so on…

    Yes, the most important thing is Dharma and to let go of our attachments and focus on what is important. Not thinking why is the other person like that, but why do I react like that.

    Harmony, love, care and forgiveness is what we need to practice day after day so that it becomes natural with time.

    Your review has inspired me to read the peace book again. Dharma is most important and we are blessed to have a precious Guru who showes us the way always.

    Thank you Edward and keep it up!

  12. Pasto Loh Seng Piow on May 7, 2016 at 11:54 am

    This is a “universal” Buddhist/Dharma book that every beginner should get. The topics covered are very relevant to our daily lives, and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has the ability to give Dharma that always touches the heart and not dry, which means Rinpoche already actualized all the virtues that he taught. This book should be the “Buddhism 101” for all time.

  13. Li Kheng on May 6, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Thank you Edward for your book review.

    Hmm, i have got to say this: you are lucky you got to read these meaningful books at such a young age. It will be useful for you as you face more of samsara and its various delusions.

    Fact is, we can’t end the delusions, suffering and disappointments in samsara. However, we certainly can change our attitudes towards it.

    This book touches on aspects of Dharma and relate it clearly to our everyday life situations and experiences.

    One of the reasons I always enjoy Kechara Media a& Publication books is that they are most relatable. THey also make difficult and profound subjects less abstract and more applicable.

    Again, thank you Edward!

  14. Beatrix Ooi on May 6, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Based on what Edward has written here, it pretty much summarises how much he has understood the book. It’s very good to know that he has realised so much and that his dharma knowledge has grew, it’s easier to say than being done. I hope that Edward will apply what he has learnt into his daily lives so that he can transform for the better.

    One of the points that stuck out to me was the one that talks about “projections”. We have been living our life with a lot of projections, and it’s not just this life, it goes all the way back to so hundreds and thousands of lifetimes before this. Therefore, it has become a natural state of mind to have projections, it’s like an instinct now. Yes it’s not easy to break our projections but nothing is easy in life anyway. We often have wrong projections about life, about people, about things and how it should be. It has brought nothing but sufferings and pain. Therefore, it is very important to realise it now and break the habit to we do not suffer as much later on.

  15. kb thapa on May 6, 2016 at 6:19 am

    We cultivate an attitude that dharma practice is key to our Buddhist practice. Buddhist practice and the support of within the community is important. We let go our attachments and practice dharma with peace. In the book clearly Rinpoche has explained very ell. The peace book has widens mind and taught us how to look at things from different perspectives..

  16. Martin on May 6, 2016 at 4:00 am

    Thank you for this book review Edward. You did a good job summarising the salient points.

    Everybody talks about world peace and yet it would be very difficult to achieve that when we don’t even have peace within ourselves. Our environment is a reflection of what is going on in our lives.

    All the points Edward summarised are valid but for me ‘Projections’ is the most common trigger for discord. Projections refers to our expectations of how everything and everyone should be and when things don’t happen the way we project and expect, it is often taken as a personal attack that justifies retaliation.

  17. Pastor Niral Patel on May 6, 2016 at 3:59 am

    I like what Edward has written very much, he brings across the meaning of the book very well, I like his line “Dharma is about developing a beautiful and harmonious relationship with people around us.” This is a very beautiful and an apt explanation. Everything else here, including Living Happily, Giving and Letting Go and Moving On, can all be encompassed as part of the above phrase.

    Edward has really absorbed the essence of this very good book, in fact. It is a very good summary of what he has learnt. I am very happy to see Edward has written this post and that he has benefited even from something that he thought would not have thought interesting or worthwhile.

  18. Pastor Shin on May 6, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Thank you Edward for sharing what you feel about the “PEACE” book and what you have learnt. I’m glad to know the book has widen up your mind and taught you how to look at things from different perspectives.

    I like the themes/categories you listed, these are very important topics. Also, your points are good and not too long, which makes them easy to read.

    I especially like your last explanation on “Attachment to Happiness and Attachment to Hatred” where you point out that our current state of mind is as unstable as an animal and we should not be attached to temporary emotions because nothing is permanent. This is a good concluding theme that relates to other themes of projections, nothing is permanent, change and letting go, which you have listed in the earlier part of your sharing.

    I will share this review with others, your review and sharing is a wonderful read. Do write more!

  19. Vinnie Tan on May 6, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Dear Edward,

    I am so happy for you to have these realisations from reading the book. I like the way how you have separated each part with a sub-heading that people know what they can expect before reading what is written.

    Through each of the sub headers that you have broken down for us, it clearly shows a step by step menu that we can all follow after we read the book. By applying what is needed mentioned in the book, we will see ourselves transform. By being more calm, we will be happier as there are lesser things that will be able to irritate ourselves.

    Personally, the most important points that are being highlighted her in the article will be the importance of knowing that nothing is impermanent, our projections, and the attachment to happiness and hatred. Knowing things are impermanent is good because we will stop taking things that are around us for granted, starting to appreciate more so that we will know that things can change anytime and we should never be over comfy with what we have now as any thing can happen to us or the people around us.

    I enjoy the part about projections very much because it acts as a mirror for all of us to take a step back and look at our own projections. How sometimes we set impossible limits for others. Yet when others do the same to us, we will not accept what is happening. It is just sad to see that sometimes we are not able to do things or we stay unhappy due to all these projections that we have. They are like boulders that constantly weigh us down.

    What you have mentioned above about the attachment to happiness and sadness is also a projection that we have. It is through the actions of what others do that we expect or want that affects our moods. With this said, it will only make s people that are difficult people to work with as our emotions are constantly on a roller coasts that makes others worry when they hang out with us.

  20. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on May 6, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Edward,

    Judging from your book review, it sounds like you have understood the book well. I hope now you have the knowledge, that you can start putting it into practise. Why? To bring peace in your home, in your mind, in your family 🙂

    Of everything you wrote, the advice that I found immediately relevant to me *when I was your age* was when you wrote “For example, I am still living under my parents’ ‘big umbrella’, but how long more can I stay under their umbrella? 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?” At your age, that thought struck a very deep chord in me because it always made me think, how much longer WILL they be around? Since I am only going to be with them for another x-number of years, what can I learn and what SHOULD I learn to make sure I’ll be okay when I am on my own?

    So you’re in a similar situation. You have the benefit of loving parents who are supportive of everything you do, so never be afraid to try new things. Try and keep trying, and if you fail it’s okay because your parents are still there to catch you. You will fail once, twice, three times, four times but one day, you won’t fail and you will succeed instead. Having your parents there to catch you is MUCH better than always trying, and not having anyone there for support.

    Please keep reading and writing, I enjoy seeing what you have to say!

  21. Pastor Adeline on May 6, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Dear Edward,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book. I like how you organised the content into different subjects and share your understanding of them. This book covered many useful subjects, it is definitely worth reading.

    Each subject helps us to understand the important aspects of our lives, guiding us towards ultimate happiness. If we realised each of them, we will be freed from many negativity and get to experience true freedom for sure. Among them, I personally feel the understanding and realisation of the impermanence nature of everything will speed up our pace in letting go of perceptions, at the same time increase our faith in dharma. With this realisation, we will then be able to change for the better, live happily and appreciate all the we have.

  22. Valentina Suhendra on May 6, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Dear Edward

    Thank you for your commentary of the PEACE book. The book is not at all boring and it touches the root cause of our problems – which is anger, projection, expectation and attachment. I have read this book before but even until today, I am still working to eliminate the root causes within myself.

    Thank you for reminding us again that nothing is impermanent and the root causes of our problems

    Valentina

  23. Pastor David Lai on May 6, 2016 at 12:22 am

    That’s a nice relateable like review from Edward. Thank you. Peace is something that we always think in terms of world peace but very few think in terms of inner peace. Even then, very few understand what that entails. I certainly wouldn’t claim to be an expert on this subject matter. But I have several ideas considering all these years of listening to Rinpoche’s teachings and trying to absorb and retain what Rinpoche had said before.

    For me, I think inner peace is when I know I have done the right thing, from completing my sadhana daily to being conscientious and completing all of what I need to do in a timely manner. Inner peace for me is when I feel I have accomplished something beneficial for the day. All of these leads to a sense of well being, which is just another fancy phrase to mean inner peace.

    Inner peace to me is also when I have shared the Dharma or I have acted in a way that benefitted someone or even when I have restrained myself from acting habitually in a negative manner.

  24. Joy Kam on May 5, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Wow thank you Edward for your very insightful review of this Peace book. Yes it is also one of my favourite books as it transcends all boundaries. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to be better, kinder person, that is true. If anything by being spiritual we should automatically be better because we should be embodying what of faith teaches. But truth be told this is not often the case because knowing is one thing, applying it is another and we all need to start applying it.

    For example we can take our anger as one habituation to cut down by applying the teachings, and in my case it would be Dharma and Buddha’s teachings seems to show us a very clear antidote to help us cut away from this afflictive emotion. It can take many years and even then this life may not help you eliminate it entirely, but we need to start somewhere because who wishes to live in misery for the rest of their this life?

    And I like your thoughts on attachments and the examples you gave that showcases our attached mind that is very unstable and flippant. It shows the nature of our monkey mind. Hence there’s no point of being attached to temporary emotions because it deceives us and increases our pain and suffering again, and reinforces our attachments further. But one thing good is that nothing is permanent, not even our deluded mind and we all have a choice we can make each and every day when we wake up. We can choose to be positive and negative and the path we take for that day creates positive or negative circumstances in the future.

  25. Pastor Henry on May 1, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I’m glad you read Peace and wrote this article, Edward. Well done, kiddo

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  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 09:29 PM
    Rejoice for the Kechara team members for being able to receive the gift from Rinpoche. It is also how much Guru love and care for his students well being. We can repay Guru’s kindness by doing more dharma work and transform ourselves to be better so we can benefit others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/chinese-new-year-shopping.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 06:05 PM
    So much pain and torturing inflicted on the poor animals to satisfy our demand for eggs. I hope this article creates the awareness for all of us to rethink our diet and find alternatives to replace eggs. Getting free range eggs or “kampung” eggs is a slightly better idea as long as we are assured that the farm that produces these eggs provide the free range / “kampung” condition for the chicken. The best idea is to omit egg from our diet completely. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-chicken-and-egg-situation.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 05:06 PM
    The importance of Fasting Buddha is to remind us that there will be much difficulties in the process to enlightenment and we must overcome them before we can finally achieve success. Fortitude and diligence are the accessories to overcoming the difficulties. It took Buddha six years of hardship and extreme fasting to gain realization on the “Middle Way”, what more for clowns like us? Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fasting-buddha.html
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:15 AM
    ***The Blessings of the Guru***

    Guru devotion and clean samaya with one’s Guru are commonly recognised and emphasised as the foundation of Dharma study and practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. From the legendary Padmasambhava of the Nyingma lineage to the revered mahasiddhas Milarepa and Naropa of the Kagyu tradition, to the great Pabongka Rinpoche of the Gelugpa lineage of practitioners; Guru devotion is undisputedly the common and fundamental element for any Dharma realisation, attainment and ultimately Enlightenment… more>> http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-blessings-of-the-guru
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:14 AM
    For all who wants some sacred images in their environment, you can download & print these high-res images of enlightened beings ABSOLUTELY FREE here
    >>Buddha Images (Free Download)<< http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
    H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has selected & kindly made these beautiful high quality sacred images available for all to have. Enjoy, be blessed & share this with others.

    Do let Rinpoche know at the comments section which images you downloaded as Rinpoche would feel very happy knowing it has benefited you 😀
  • Joy
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 07:13 AM
    Hi folks did you know that you can submit a story/blog post here on this blog >>SUBMIT A STORY<< http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/submit-a-story
    Guest writers and contributors are welcomed. The articles can be about Dharma, animals, supernatural, or inspirational stories. Any positive writings that will leave our readers with more knowledge after reading.

    This blog is a platform for writers, ideas, subjects and opinions to be shared and discussed.
    Do take a read on the Guidelines and Terms & Conditions before submitting your story.
  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 05:48 AM
    Do you believe in the paranormal? Watch this as a family is terrorized by a malicious presence that wreaks havoc on the well-being of their animals. An unidentified creature is frightening them in their barn.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-haunted-terror-at-maple-dale-farm.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 05:46 AM
    Do you know about the one-god theory ? This theory was not the domain of established modern religions but were already existent in pre-modern or pagan religions. This video shows how the one god theory is not the exclusive rights of anyone but in fact was a gradual process taken from Pagan religions.

    Learn more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-one-god-theory-comes-from-greek-mythology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 03:58 AM
    Extremely well written, excellently performed and superb plot of a film. I came across the film by accident and decided to watch because it’s Bette Davis and the end really touched me so deeply. So very deeply. So very meaningful. In the end, you have to be truthful to those who love you and you really can love them back. You must watch the whole thing to understand the touching and powerful ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr5I6NlueVw&feature=youtu.be
  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 03:13 AM
    Sharing with you a wonderful story about a Yogi Rinpoche.

    After he became a Geshe, Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche went into retreat in a cave on Lhumbo Tse, a high mountain near Lhasa. Throughout the duration of his retreat, he carried only one text – the Lamrim Chenmo, his robes and was accompanied by only a monk-attendant.

    While Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche was looking for a cave on this high mountain, rocks kept on coming down near him as if thrown from above. He followed the stones and after some time, came upon a cave. The stones were dropping on that cave.

    When he entered the cave, he found a skeleton sitting in the meditation posture. Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche then sat down and offered a mandala. Upon completion of the mandala offering, the skeleton collapsed. Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche took it as an auspicious sign and decided to practise in that cave.

    Read more about His Eminence Trehor Kyorpen Rinpoche here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/lamas/his-eminence-trehor-kyorpen-rinpoche
  • Pastor Shin
    Monday, Feb 27. 2017 03:12 AM
    Vegetarianism in Buddhism

    The Lankavatara Sutra, written in the fourth or fifth Century CE strongly advocates abstinence in relation to the consumption of meat. Scriptures such as the Mahayana Jataka tales indicate that meat-consumption is undesirable and karmically unwholesome. So, Mahayana practitioners are strictly forbidden from consuming meat. They are also forbidden from consuming aromatic plants that stimulate the senses such as onions and garlic.

    Read more here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/vegetarianism-in-buddhism
  • pastor
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 11:37 PM
    Dear Elizabeth,

    Rinpoche was very happy to receive your kind offer and hanged it immediately in His resting/work area. Rinpoche also had us placed an incense burner underneath to make incense offering to Lord Vajrayogini daily, and said the iconography is correct and it is a stunning piece.

    Rinpoche was told that you were gifted a Vajrayogini pendant 4 years ago, October 2013, during your visit to Kechara Forest Retreat. I remember Rick and you were captivated by Rinpoche’s Vajrayogini replica http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/my-bodhgaya-vajrayogini.html that was displayed in Wisdom Hall during the tour so you must have very strong affinity with Her.

    Rinpoche always tell us that very few people can actually make or draw Lord Vajrayogini image and He was very glad that you are one of them. Thank you again for your wonderful offering and setting an example of patience, good efforts and consistency.

    With best wishes,
    Pastor Adeline

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 09:41 PM
    Thank you for sharing and explanations on wealth vase.. They are powerful in attracting energies of wealth.and effective because of the way they are made by monks from the monasteries.
    Recently i have invited home a small wealth vase, my very first on Yangdup Wealth Puja Day 2017. Its very beautiful and auspicious wealth vase i just love and treasure it. Hoping that it will help me to increase my inner and outer wealth spiritually and materially.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-wealth-vases.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 09:39 PM
    Thank%20you%20Rinpoche%20for%20sharing%20and%20explanations%20on%20wealth%20vase..%20They%20are%20powerful%20in%20attracting%20energies%20of%20wealth.and%20effective%20because%20of%20the%20way%20they%20are%20made%20by%20monks%20from%20the%20monasteries.%0ARecently%20i%20have%20invited%20home%20a%20small%20wealth%20vase%2C%20my%20very%20first%20on%20Yangdup%20Wealth%20Puja%20Day%202017.%20Its%20very%20beautiful%20and%20auspicious%20wealth%20vase%20i%20just%20love%20and%20treasure%20it.%20Hoping%20that%20it%20will%20help%20me%20to%20increase%20my%20inner%20and%20outer%20wealth%20spiritually%20and%20materially.http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tsemrinpoche.com%2Ftsem-tulku-rinpoche%2Fbuddhas-dharma%2Ftranscript-wealth-vases.html
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  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 26. 2017 07:35 PM
    Rejoice for Chen for being able to serve Rinpoche and the ladrang’s team. It is great effort from Chen to make sure that Rinpoche is well taken care of. His act also inspire us to practise Guru Devotion and do all the work given without complain and doing it well.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/chens-care-and-help.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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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
yesterday
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
yesterday
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
3 weeks ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
3 weeks ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
4 weeks ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
4 weeks ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
4 weeks ago
Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
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 month 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
2 months 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
2 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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
3 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 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
3 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?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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...
5 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
5 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.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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.
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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.
5 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.
6 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
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu darling is a very good boy.
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu wants to go bye bye!
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    [11/02/2017] I love you mumu boy
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu and Oser eating together.
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  • You will Never be Ready
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    You will Never be Ready
    Dear friends, watch this video and ready, if we keep waiting till we are ready, that day will never come. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Stop asking for Easy
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    Must Watch this Video!
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    Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on Samaya
    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
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
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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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    5 months ago
    Look how this crab eats a cherry.. Incredible and cute... Never seen this before. They have feelings too. Tsem Rinpoche
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    See what is your fortune today!
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    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recites offering stanza to Dorje Shugden Septemeber 2016

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Join the self-defense class at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong - Next classes on Saturday 4. & 11 March 2017
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Join the self-defense class at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong - Next classes on Saturday 4. & 11 March 2017
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Compassion and kindness are topics that is important for the modern children. Stella, KSDS
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Compassion and kindness are topics that is important for the modern children. Stella, KSDS
It is important to cultivate compassion and kindness in the youth, hence KSDS students were watching a video on Tsem Rinpoche's act of compassion and see for themselves what is real compassion. Stella, KSDS
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It is important to cultivate compassion and kindness in the youth, hence KSDS students were watching a video on Tsem Rinpoche's act of compassion and see for themselves what is real compassion. Stella, KSDS
KSDS teachers and students paid attention in class, the class was conducted in the Ghompa. Stella, KSDS
yesterday
KSDS teachers and students paid attention in class, the class was conducted in the Ghompa. Stella, KSDS
Homework by KSDS students submitted to teachers... nice work! Stella, KSDS
yesterday
Homework by KSDS students submitted to teachers... nice work! Stella, KSDS
Lovely art work done by KSDS young student today. Stella, KSDS
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Lovely art work done by KSDS young student today. Stella, KSDS
Today in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you Wah Ying!
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Today in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you Wah Ying!
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Teacher Yeo guided the KSDS youngest kid to blow mantra on the birds. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KFR Team and guests completed a Lama Tsongkhapa Retreat (picture by Pamela Yap)
Pastor Han Nee led the prayers so that KSDS students can follow the prayers slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Pastor Han Nee led the prayers so that KSDS students can follow the prayers slowly. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS young kids joined to animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KSDS young kids joined to animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun & Teacher Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun & Teacher Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun and Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lin Mun and Jayce for KSDS age group from 9-17. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce led the students do 3 prostrations in front of Rinpoche's throne. Alice Tay, KSDS
Children helping in the technical room during the 2016 Graduation Day. Lin Mun KSDS.
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Children helping in the technical room during the 2016 Graduation Day. Lin Mun KSDS.
Volunteers & teachers doing make up for children in preparation for the Graduation Day performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Volunteers & teachers doing make up for children in preparation for the Graduation Day performance. Lin Mun KSDS
Team decorating the stage in conjunction with the 2016 Lantern Festival. Lin Mun KSDS
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Team decorating the stage in conjunction with the 2016 Lantern Festival. Lin Mun KSDS
Great performance by the Peekaboo Creative academy during 2016 Lantern festival. Lin Mun KSDS
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Great performance by the Peekaboo Creative academy during 2016 Lantern festival. Lin Mun KSDS
KSK and KSDS work together to send food from donation during Halloween  to various homes. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSK and KSDS work together to send food from donation during Halloween to various homes. Lin Mun KSDS
Gotong royong on Malaysia Day in Jalan Chamang. It's our responsibility to care for the cleanliness & environment. Lin Mun KSDS
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Gotong royong on Malaysia Day in Jalan Chamang. It's our responsibility to care for the cleanliness & environment. Lin Mun KSDS
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Morning exercise, Boxie enjoys swimming in the pool - by Jace Chong
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