Women Rule on Prestige Magazine 2012

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Dear students and friends,

Guess who’s on the front cover of August 2012’s issue of Prestige Magazine??? Head Liaison and President of Kechara House Datuk May, Liaison Li Kim, and Li Kheng! The Phng ladies (mother and two daughters) were approached by the magazine to be interviewed, as they have inspired others through their secular and spiritual success. In Prestige’s August issue, there’s an 8-page feature article on their take on life. Wonderful pictures.

I have known Datuk May since 2007. When I first met her, she was direct, very vocal and had minimal Dharma knowledge… but through it all, I could see that she was a kind and intelligent lady who was very interested in spirituality. Datuk May is one of my students that has shown transformation within a few years in the Dharma… I’m very proud and happy for her… not for any other reason, but because she practices sincerely and has gained visible results from applying the Dharma into her life.

From her transformation, she has brought her two daughters into the Dharma. Now, Datuk May’s eldest daughter Li Kim is the CEO of the publication arm of Kechara, and her younger daughter Li Kheng is working in the Ladrang Dept of Kechara. How wonderful that their family motto is to benefit others. The two daughters work hard and sincerely for dharma and they dedicate their merits to their mom, dad and people they love. Selfless.

Do read the featured article of this wonderful trio and let me know what you think. Did their life story inspire you in anyway? Which picture did you enjoy the most?

Tsem Rinpoche 

 


  

Prestige – August 2012

 

 

Turning 65 years old come October; Datuk May Phng is one accomplished lady. Hers is a name highly regarded, not just within circles of the upper echelon but beyond. Renowned for her strong business acumen and firm hand in raising four children who are today strong, independent and successful adults in their own right, Datuk May has earned many monikers over the years, one of them being The Dragon Lady.

Datuk May is not just The Dragon Lady however: She is wife to Phng Hooi Siang whose family established the reputable Asia Motors, mother of four, grandmother of eight, director of a couple of business, member of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council, president and head liaison of Buddhist organization Kechara, teacher, student and more. Though these titles may come across an ‘icing on the cake’ to many, hers is a life of challenges, sleepless nights, working round-the-clock, anxiety, stress and frustration, along with all that entails marrying into a wealthy yet traditionally conservative Chinese family.

Of her mother; Li Kim, the elder of two daughters and Datuk May’s second child, says, “My mother is pivotal in most of my key decisions in life. She is someone whom I respect very much and the epitome of what I believe to be an independent woman. She is brilliant and experienced, so I take her advice very seriously.”

Younger sister Li Kheng, says, “My mum and I share a relationship that’s trusting and inspiring. She has been my life coach, generously sharing her experiences and opinions that have contributed to my growth as a person. Since the age of 16, I have been chatting with mum about life philosophies deep into the night. Many of the principles I live by are based on the things I learned from those conversations.”

We go back to the early years to get a better picture of Datuk May who married into the Phng family at the age of 18.

“I met my husband when I was 17. I was then teaching primary school children at the Pudu English Girls’ School and taking shorthand and typing classes at night. I must’ve been quite a good teacher as the headmistress referred me to the famous teaching training facility at Kirkby in Liverpool, UK. I also received a scholarship to study in America but I thought, why waste time, better get married,” Datuk May remembers. It was back in the 60s then and the choice between a blossoming romance and studying abroad was clear. She chose the former, but it wasn’t all about eating, drinking, making merry and enjoying the perks of marrying into a wealthy family. Instead, she went to work for the late Tun Sir Henry HS Lee as his personal assistant, who was then in charge of the Development and Commercial Bank. Soon after, her father-in-law suggested that she work for the family at Asia Motors and that was where her training in business began. “The offer came just in time, thank goodness. I couldn’t see myself as a teacher forever. My mind was too wild,” claims Datuk May.

At the automobile industry’s peak, Datuk May managed four to five departments at Asia Motors. She even supervised the running of an oil palm estate and developed buildings under the family business’ property arm. How Datuk May managed to oversee all these enterprises without having gone through the whole nine yards of a formal education was simply because of her fearless nature and sheer determination.

“I remember the time my father-in-law told me to start developing buildings. I had to work with architects, engineers and contractors. I didn’t even know what piling was or even what columns or beams were, for that matter,” Datuk May reveals. She relates how she pushed herself to learn as much as she could, even if it meant working round-the-clock overseeing the development of buildings along the highway and building Malaysia’s first ice-skating rink at what was known at the time as Asia Jaya. “Back in those days when most married women were homemakers, I applaud my father-in-law who believed in the power and capability of women despite the fact that he was one of the most traditional men I’ve ever known! For him, when it comes to smarts, it didn’t matter whether you were male or female. Much of my business training come from him.”

Datuk May continued to work, building her family business empire even as she and her husband began to grow their family. She tells of the time her father-in-law was overjoyed when she bore the family their first grandchild, Phng Wee Kiat – the start of the third generation. “My father-in-law threw a huge ‘full moon’ party and because of the Phng family status, everybody congratulated my father-in-law instead of me,” says Datuk May who was barely 20 years old then. Second child Li Kim was born four years later.

“After my two brothers-in-law got married and started their own families, my father-in-law came up to me and said I was hopeless, having given him only two children in a span of 10 years,” says Datuk May. “I knew I’d better quickly bear another child or my father-in-law would get a second wife for his son. The problem was, I wasn’t on any birth control and simply wasn’t getting pregnant. Moreover, both the other daughter-in-law were producing girls. On the birth of my third child Li Kheng eight years later, my father-in-law came into the delivery room and said, ‘Even you have given me a granddaughter.’ I assured him that around this time next year, I will give him a grandson. At that time, my gynecologist Dr McCoy asked me how I was going to do such a thing as I wasn’t very fertile. I told him, don’t worry, I’ll do it.” Determined, she surely was and that was exactly what she did 13 months later with her son, Wee Liang. “You’ll be amazed at what the mind can do,” says Datuk May. “At this time, there were nine Phng grandchildren. Two were boys and they were both my sons.”

Datuk May then shares about the passing of her father-in-law in 1984, followed by her mother-in-law six months later. Due to disputes within the family, the business was liquidated. By that time, Datuk May had already started her own medical glove manufacturing business, Ampri Rubberware Industries, which she ran together with Li Kim upon her daughter’s graduation.

Li Kim, a Bachelor of Science graduate armed with a degree in Business Administration from the Pepperdine University in California, shares that being the daughter of the founder made little difference as she had to start from scratch like any other employee. She refers to her childhood as one where she was treated like  a princess and enjoyed an extremely privileged lifestyle: “Once during an outing with our relatives, my brother and I spotted an organ and a piano which we both liked. Next thing we knew the piano and organ were delivered to the house,” says Li Kim. As the two eldest grandchildren and the first two of the third generation in the Phng family, Li Kim and her brother grew up with many golden opportunities. Armed with maids and body guards, they were sent to study at a boarding school in Singapore and lived with their grandparents over the weekends.

Upon the passing of their grandparents, Li Kim returned to complete her secondary education at an international school in KL and then, went off to study in the US for three-and-a-half years. “I contemplated taking up law like my father or perhaps becoming an actress,” says Li Kim who finally took up business with the expectation to work in her mother’s glove manufacturing company. Happy-go-lucky by nature and one who knew how to have a good time in any situation, Li Kim doesn’t deny that her parents never gave in to her whims and fancies. In fact, she says, “They were clear from the very beginning with their terms and conditions, rules and regulations.”

The eldest daughter relates how her father gave her an ultimatum to get her degree before she turned 22. “I did and graduated one month just before my 22nd birthday,” she says with a smile. Of Li Kim, Datuk May says, “Li Kim has a very quick mind and she operates with more freedom. She is not afraid of what people think of her and so, she’s not so pressured to produce results. Being the eldest granddaughter in the family, along with my elder son, they were raised more by my husband’s parents and totally spoilt by their aunties and uncles.” Like her enterprising mother however, Li Kim simultaneously took on a role with a German dental company, managing the company’s outsource manufacturing facility in Malaysia while working with her mother to run the glove manufacturing business. After eight years of managing both these manufacturing establishments, Li Kim ventured into other avenues dealing in marketing and digital media.

Datuk May sold off the glove manufacturing business after 10 successful years and helped her son to start a company setting up ‘clean rooms.’ “It’s a niche market and my son became quite a specialist at it,” says the proud mother, who later handed the company over to her son.

Datuk May then decided to take it easy, enjoying the things she never had much time for. “I began travelling, playing mahjong, reading all the books I’ve always wanted to read, going to the gym to exercise, buying jewellery and going shopping,” she says. As one who has always thrived on challenges however, that period didn’t last very long. Restless, the businesswoman soon felt the pace in Malaysia a tad too slow for her liking.

Datuk May recalls visiting The People’s Republic of China back in 1999 and 2000 when its economy was just booming. It was also at this time that a business opportunity arose in China and Datuk May saw her chance to put her foot in the door.

In the meantime, Li Kheng, a graduate from Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne in Switzerland, had just resigned from a position at The Parkroyal Hotel. The second daughter says, “As an academic who only went from school to home with a few tuition teacher visits in between, I was fearful that I would grow up clever but not smart. Despite signing the Book of Excellence and graduating as the top girl from one of the most prestigious hospitality schools in the world, I dreaded entering the ‘real world’ after graduation as I was fearful that I would fall flat on my face.”

Still, the young and determined Li Kheng had plans of her own. She aimed to become general manager of a five-star hotel by the age of 35 and swore never to be roped into the family business. Fate had other plans however. Today, Li Kheng is CEO of The Coffee Bean Shanghai and runs a chain of 30 (soon to be 36) Coffee Bean outlets throughout China – all under the family business.

“The Coffee Bean was on the brink of going bankrupt at the end of November 2004. As I had just left The Parkroyal, my family thought I could go over, monitor the liquidation and find a job in the world’s upcoming cosmopolitan city. So, I got on the plane with zero management experience and no idea of what was to come,” says Li Kheng. “I like to share with young people that life, to quote Forrest Gump, is like a box of chocolates. We should never become too fixated on what we should have, could have or would have done. Instead, we have to embrace the blessings we’ve been given and make the best of the situation we find ourselves in,” she says.

On gender issues and running a business in China, Li Kheng says, “I have a lot of fun doing business as a woman in China. Equality between genders is present in China especially in big cities. For those who have doubts, my advice is: do not focus on the obstacles of being a woman as you will only create a situation for those obstacles to grow. Harness the power of your feminine energy – we all have feminine and masculine energies, the yin and yang – to create the results you want. I believe we should enjoy being treated like ‘ladies’ so that the men get the opportunity to be gentlemen. This becomes the one experience in business that men cannot get from other men.”

All three women take pride in who they are and agree that women should take pride in their femininity. “Being feminine does not equate to being a damsel in distress,” says Datuk May. “Feminity is beautiful, strong, confident, vulnerable, honest and open. It’s the one thing we women can naturally do better than men simply by being who we are. Being a woman does not mean beating down on the men or being a feminist. A powerful synergy can be formed when men and women live in harmony.”

While their careers and businesses are extremely important to the three ladies, when asked about the real turning point in their lives, it was spirituality and awareness, and not the bottom line. “I came to a point when I realized I was known only within my inner circle. I was comfortable only with those at my level who accepted my rigidness and submitted to my wish to do things my way,” shares Datuk May. “I got rid of people who didn’t do things the way I wanted them done – a much easier choice for me although it was at times discomfiting. I would get into bouts of depression asking myself why I did this to others.”

At that time, Datuk May was a trainer at Asia Works and had facilitated about six leadership programmes when she received a vision. “That vision was for everyone to live in peace. In doing so, each person creates a better environment which enables everybody to live in inner peace, thus creating a better world.” Over time however, she found her efforts at Asia Works futile and started wondering if there was something else she could do. This led her to meeting her spiritual guide HE Tsem Rinpoche in July 2007.

“I was greatly moved after a conversation with Rinpoche, spiritual advisor of Kechara, about spirituality and bringing benefit to others. I thought to myself, this was a place where my vision could grow. I realized after our conversation that while HE’s vision was miles ahead and much bigger in scope than mine, our visions were along a similar path,” says Datuk May whose spiritual journey transformed as she began to practice Dharma.

Datuk May’s gradual transformation did not escape unnoticed by her children and today, every family member is an active member of the Kechara Buddhist organization. Li Kheng, together with a few friends, set up Kechara Tea House – Kind & Kinda Delicious and Kechara Soup Kitchen in Shanghai. “Kechara Tea House is an F&B concept developed based on the teachings of HE Tsem Rinpoche on kindness and respect to the environment,” she shares. “It is a vegetarian bistro that serves a variety of healthy dishes that use natural ingredients gifted to us by nature. Unlike most vegetarian concepts that create a mock-meat menu, here we reintroduce the deliciousness of vegetables. We accompany our wide array of dishes with innovative tea concoctions like Ruby Tara MarTEAni made with roselle, hawthorn and licorice, as well as Beauty Vitamin made with oolong tea and fresh snow pear juice.”

In KL, Li Kim has come to run one of 13 departments under the Kechara umbrella as CEO of Kechara Media & Publications. She says, “I may have been born a Buddhist or Taoist but spirituality to me was merely a concept. Praying on Wesak Day and on the eighth day of Chinese New Year was about as religious as I could be.” She had her first encounter with HE at a private function in 2009, which she says left her thinking, “Buddhism ain’t that boring after all.”

Li Kim says, “My aspiration has always been to be happy within and without. It hasn’t changed since coming to Kechara. In fact, it’s here that I find myself closer to achieving my aspiration. Kechara has helped me find true happiness that comes from a deep inner self. My aspiration now is to be happy with a purpose,” says the mother of three boys.

Under Li Kim’s leadership as CEO, Kechara Media & Publications (KMP) has published my inspirational books and a number of bestsellers such as the recently released The Promise and Tales My Lama Told Me, along with previous titles like If Not Now When, 108 Ways To Grab My Apples, PEACE, Gurus for Hire, Why I Make Myself Unhappy and Snakes, Roosters and Pigs. Together with her team, she has not only put KMP on the global map but through her books and the essence of her Dharma work, has shared her Spiritual Guide’s thoughts and teachings with the rest of the world.

In addition, Li Kim has also taken paper to television, with KMP’s first of 13 television series soon to be aired on NTV7 called Tsem’s Paranormal Zone. “The show is broken down into entertaining and informative 30-minute segments. It’s basically about spirits that are really all around us,” she says, not wanting to let the cat fully out of the bag. As the host of the programme, Li Kim is one step closer to her lifelong dream of becoming an actress.

The three ladies believe that Malaysian businesswomen should network more in support of one another. “We should stop giving into the rules and regulations of the world, stop falling prey to oppression, suppression and repression. We cannot relate to our power and empowerment in the same way a man does. We should look at the strengths and gifts we have as women and use them well,” says Datuk May passionately. “And I personally don’t think Asian women are any more restricted or restrained than women in other parts of the world. Just look at Indira Gandhi, the first female prime minister. We women are very strong in many ways.”

Datuk May encourages all women to stand up for themselves and be proud of who they are. In a lesson she’s always taught her children: “Our situation is always in our hands. An independent person is one who dares to do what he or she wants to do – mistakes and all. Don’t let society’s norms entrap you. When Malaysia received independence in 1957, did you think the leaders were going to regret it? They decided they had to do something for things to change. We will always make mistakes but don’t let mistakes pull you back. If you fall, just get up and go on – that’s independence. It has nothing to do with your social status, money or education. It’s all in the mindset. Independence is how well you take what you have in your life and what you do with it.”

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  1. philyong on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    I have personally worked with all 3 ladies and I gotta say they are really passionate about the Dharma.

    Datuk May had many successful ventures in her life and when she first met Kechara, she was at a stage where she could comfortably retire but yet she chose to walk the Dharma path. Not only that, she also got Li Kim and Li Kheng involved because she knows there is no other way better than Dharma.

    It is nice to see the mother and daughters team working together for a good cause, at the very least although in Kechara it is much more than just a good cause. I hope this family will inspire more people to come in to the Dharma. They truly are a good example of a Dharma family.

  2. Jean Ai on Jan 15, 2013 at 1:36 am

    You know what the best thing about this article is? I have had the privilege of working with all three women and NOTHING in this article is a lie or embellishment. They really are as strong, intelligent, tenacious and highly accomplished as the Prestige has painted them to be.

    Kechara really is built on female energy, and appropriately so since we’re named after the paradise of the female Buddha Vajrayogini. Datuk May and her daughters built up Kechara House, Dato Ruby built up Kechara Soup Kitchen, Irene built Kechara Oasis, Datin Ng was Rinpoche’s first major sponsor who cleared our debts accrued as a result of opening KH1 (our first Dharma centre!)…at every crucial stage and milestone in Kechara’s history, there’s always been a strong woman holdiing up the roof ;)

  3. uncle eddie on Jan 12, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    What Dato May had said to all women, including her two daughters is, “To stand up for themselves”, is indeed very inspiring and true to the core. We must be brave enough to pursue a life of purpose and passion, have faith that dreams or visions can come through, believe in possibilities and be aware that self-imposed limits can prevent us from moving beyond situations that may be undesirable! Whether we believe it or not, some women do truly make better Leaders than men, if not for the long prejudiced fact many are overlooked based solely on gender. Over the last decades, we have seen a female Prime Minister in England, India, and Pakistan, just to mention a few. Many more will come forth on the scene in the near future. So dont lose hope ladies!

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 7, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    This is an amazing story about this three women and their lives. Mao has always said that women held half the world up and this is rightly so within Kechara as well. In Kechara many key positions are held by ladies and these women are absolutely spiritual to the max. It is a pleasure to be working side by side with these ladies.

  5. Sharon on Jan 5, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Amazing women indeed. I would love to know how Datuk May steered her daughters towards Dharma to become the gorgeous and accomplished women they are today.

  6. Milly on Jan 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Datuk May is such an inspiration to everyone. A hands-on President of Kechara who offers her time and financial assistance untirelessly. Datuk May is blessed with children who are very committed to the Dharma. I wish Datuk May,Li Khim and Li Kheng every success.

  7. Lucas Roth on Jan 3, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    nice job mom! nice job to all of them. i am happy that they are who they are now, if not they would be totally different. they are all very hardworking, inspiring and kind people. please let them live long so that they can benefit others. :D

  8. Paris on Jan 3, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Beautiful! And what an honour it has been to work with these powerful ladies. The world is a better place for having the three of them in it and I am proud to be able to call Li Kim and Li Kheng my friends and my sisters and Datuk May, a spiritual fairy godmother like no other. Just as the article highlights, it’s wonderful to see a mother working and practising alongside her two daughters, and to see how they each support and inspire each other in the Dharma. This is one of the best things we can do together with our families and the people we love. Dinner parties, holidays, going out and all that is fun and good, but ultimately, it doesn’t really help us in the long term or at the most crucial moment of death… I’ve come to really understand that the best thing we can do for the people we love so much, like our sisters / brothers and parents is to help them connect as much as possible to spirituality, positive karmic imprints and lots of merit.

    I have had the good fortune to work directly with Li Kim when we were both in KMP together, and later, with Li Kheng in the Ladrang. And what wonderful times we’ve had – my spiritual journey in Kechara and in Dharma would definitely not have been the same without these two dearest friends. It is such an honour to know two beuatiful, talented girls like these, who can have and do any and everything they want in the world, but who have chosen instead to devote a life to helping others through the Dharma – and really, it is when they’re right in the midst of doing a Dharma project, coordinating something in Kechara, working knee deep in soil at KFR that you see them at their most brilliant. Thank you both for being such wonderful friends, the true sisters that I have never had and an incredible inspiration for the millions of other girls out there in the world who will look to you and see just how amazing spiritual practice can be.

  9. Doreen Teoh on Jan 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Datuk May has always been an inspiration to me. Her strong will, determination, hard working, and her work that she has dedicated to her family, career, and Dharma especially to Kechara and Rinpoche is such a great admiration.

    Datuk May is a representation of our Iron Lady in Malaysia. I love the pictures of Datuk May with her two beautiful, confidence daughters. It shows a very good bonding of mother and daughters.

    Thank you, Datuk May for what you have done for my family in Kechara.

  10. Shin on Jan 2, 2013 at 2:35 am

    I am very happy that a magazine like Prestige are inspired by these great women and decide to feature them.

    Datuk May, Li Kim and Li Kheng are not just successful businesswomen, they are also great motivators, and mentors/ guides who will bring out the best in you, leading by example. I am lucky to have met and work with these great women.

    Different from other businesswomen I know, they put spirituality and benefiting others their priority, instead of just totally focusing on profit and how to ‘utilise’ (exploit?!) human resources.

    It’s also good to read about how each of them as individual, rise to the challenge they face in different aspects of their lives, and like what Li Kheng said, embrace the blessings we’ve been given and make the best of the situation we find ourselves in.

    I am also glad that these women showed other women out there that despite being successful businesswomen, you can also embrace spirituality and volunteer your time for a higher cause – spiritual and personal development of others.

  11. Judy on Dec 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Here is a family who have whatever most of us could only dream of, and yet, Datuk May, Li Kim & Li Kheng have let go of a good life and luxuries to serve their Guru and be close to Dharma. I admire and respect these three power women.

  12. Daisy on Dec 31, 2012 at 9:47 am

    To me, this is a very true and inspiring story! Datuk May is my icon. She is well educated and with her right asset/timing and super positive mind to bring out the best despite thinking she is just a female/mother of four. I like the photo that shows the strength of individual, where Datuk May was sitting at the back (firmed/stable/confident), Li Kim the most front (bold/freedom/cheerful) and Li Kheng (soft/feminine) posing next to her mom. It shows the women quality should compose of these 3 perfect combinations, Inner (heart/mind stable), speech (soft /persuasive), and appearance (smile/positive). 温婉内敛,外柔内刚. Rejoice Datuk May & Family.

  13. Andrew Boon on Dec 31, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Datuk May has been an inspiring President of Kechara for two terms running and there is no sign of her slowing down. In fact, she has inspired both her daughter into Dharma! And both Li Kim and Li Kheng are now both in the Ladrang serving our beloved Rinpoche!

    Two generation of strong beautiful women… women who are to be reckoned with. Women who are Dharmically inclined. But most of all women that we love!

  14. Sharon Saw on Dec 31, 2012 at 12:21 am

    These three ladies are truly inspirational. Although they are related, they are different in character but the same trait of strength, determination and independence is very evident. Datuk May has certainly set a good example to her daughters for them both to join Dharma full time after having successful careers.

    The three of them look great in the photoshoot, despite being taken after an all-night meeting, which just shows how steely these three ladies are. I find all three of them inspirational – for their openness to the Dharma and their genuine care for their Dharma family. Datuk May in particular, only met Dharma when she was 60 years old, which shows that you are never too old to learn and to constantly change for the better.

    My favourite shot is the cover shot, which shows three elegant, powerful ladies who now have devoted their lives to benefiting others – which is reflective of the teachings and compassion of their Guru, Tsem Rinpoche.

  15. sarahyap on Dec 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Very nice article on Datuk Phng, Li Kim and Li Kheng. I like how they were very honest with their life story and talked about the ups and downs in their lives… I feel Datuk May’s life really inspiring, a very powerful and strong lady.

  16. Sheryl KH (JB) on Dec 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    When I see the first picture, it makes me feel that somehow this mother and daughter relationship is blessed prior to their current life. Li Kim through past life regression hypnosis in one of Tsem’s Paranormal show has also said that her then mother looked like Datuk May Phng. We have also learnt that there is no such thing as coincidence, so somehow, through some interesting twist and turn, three of them come together again and live as a family.

    I like very much to read that Datuk May Phng has always been an inpirational figure for both daughters. How nice is it that the children can seek advise from their parents when they need it. Very fortunate.

    I can read that Datuk May is a very stout woman and I admire this quality very much. I like especially the last paragraph in this article that teaches us on independence. We all have only one life and so we got to live it as much as possible without regrets.

  17. HelenaC on Dec 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    3 of them are a wonder woman! Gorgeous in Dharma!!

  18. Carmen Lin on Dec 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    It’s an inspiring sharing by Datuk May, Li Kim and Li Kheng. I really like how Datuk May’s interprets independence which I quoted “Our situation is always in our hands. An independent person is one who dares to do what he or she wants to do – mistakes and all. Don’t let society’s norms entrap you. When Malaysia received independence in 1957, did you think the leaders were going to regret it? They decided they had to do something for things to change. We will always make mistakes but don’t let mistakes pull you back. If you fall, just get up and go on – that’s independence. It has nothing to do with your social status, money or education. It’s all in the mindset. Independence is how well you take what you have in your life and what you do with it.”

    We should never complain what we don’t have instead use all the tools and things that we have to work out the problem or situation we encountered. Always be humble to learn from others. Most importantly never be jealous of what others have that you don’t instead work hard to get what you want. From the quote above I learnt that we should never be afraid to make mistakes and learn from it. Never complain and whine, just work with it.

    All the pictures are wonderfully taken with the sense of elegance and some superior feeling which suited the title of this article “Women Rule”

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  • jason
    Sunday, Feb 14. 2016 11:06 PM
    Thx Rinpoche for sharing. At first I know Buddhism, I’m in Dhama Lite category because what we want is the real and instant result from what we had scarify or contribute.People are more concern this life rather than future lives.Dharma lite is steppingstone for us to become a real dharma practitioner.
    Belief in karma is a must in either Dhama lite or Real Thing Dharma to make us create more positive actions.Once the more good cause we created we are in the path to be good rebirth or liberation of rebirth and towards enlightenment path.
    Rinpoche blog is the source for me to become a good person(good action), especially in spiritual awaken.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-importance-of-rebirth.html
  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Feb 14. 2016 08:18 PM
    因为上师的关系,本人才有机会深入了解多杰雄登的背景和他的一切。根据上师所言,多杰雄登是如此的慈悲,而且是文殊菩萨的化身,如果虔诚的持修他的法门,多杰雄登是可以迅速和有力的帮助我们消除障碍和解决问题,好让我们可以达成修行的愿望。

    还记得仁波切曾经说过,佛像越大越好,因为佛像的每一个肖像或象征都有特别的意义。当所有众生看到此佛像时,他们都会因此而得到加持。因此,越大的佛像,可以利益更多众生。

    感谢仁波切在此分享几个不同的地方所建设如此庄严的多杰雄登佛像。不过在这之前,曾经阅读过的课题有关多杰雄登到底是魔还是佛?而本人的想法是比较简单与直接,那就是如果多杰雄登是魔,那么为什么那么多寺院都会建设多杰雄登的佛像?不但如此,为什么诸多高僧大德都拥有个人的多杰雄登佛像?而我的答案是,我选择相信影响本人最深和可以让我看清与了解生命奥妙的上师尊贵的詹杜固波切。

    在此祈愿一切有情众生得到文殊菩萨和多杰雄登护法的加持,去除无明,看清真理。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10-holy-dorje-shugden-statues-in-the-world.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 14. 2016 07:50 PM
    A disgusting history of Reign of Terror where the supremacy inference led to the killing of millions of Congolese in the 2nd part of the 19th century was unheard of in the 20th century. The lack of economy values of the Congo as a nation (thanks to the exploitation of Leopold II) basically render obliteration this unjust episode of her history.

    It is also appalling to note that most of world history are written devoid of the causes or the conditions that created it. History, is written in the interest of maybe a minority free to propagate their agenda. Hence, we must develop the intellectual to read with a pinch of salt, analyse 2 sides of a coin and make reference to the not-so-mainstream records. Just like the Dorje Shugden conflict that is causing pain and suffering to almost the entire populace of the exiled Tibetan community. You will never find the truth if you read on the so-called official report.

    Something to ponder on.

    Thank You very much, Rinpoche, for sharing this interesting article with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/when-you-kill-ten-million-africans-you-arent-called-hitler.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 14. 2016 07:19 PM
    This is an eye-opening blog post. I never thought that a normal being like us could see the Nirmanakaya form or Dharmakaya form of a Buddha. I rejoice for Mr Keith Milton’s friend, Elizabeth, who had the great fortune to witness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in the form of Lord Heruka, which certainly had left an imprint in her mind for a very long time.

    Heruka and Vajra Yogini with the 62 deities of their entourage was the manifestation of Buddha Shakyamuni, when He was on Mount Kailash. Through the complex practice of Heruka, Buddha uses desire along with attachments and ignorance and transform those into the enlightened state of a buddha to serve us and not harm us. This practice is widely practiced in all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and recommended by Lama Tsongkapa himself.

    Heruka’s practice and the condensed form of heruka’s practice, which is Vajra Yogini will be extremely effective in Kaliyuga time where the 5 degenerations are prevalent. The Five degenerations (nyig ma nga) during kaliyuga time are:
    1. Degeneration of time – time of wars, time of sicknesses with new diseases coming, the decline of quality of things and people are overwhelmed by spirit harms.
    2. Degeneration of sentient beings– refers to the decline in physical form / intellect / health, beings are stubborn, majority hold morally wrong ideas and many are intolerant to the point of hatred.
    3. Degeneration of lifespan – refers to the fact that the lifespan of beings declines from one hundred years all the way down to ten years.
    4. Degeneration of actions/views – means that all sentient beings engage in the ten non-virtuous actions, people very easily believe in wrong philosophies and find it difficult to believe the right view.
    5. Degeneration of afflictions – indicates that the afflictions of ignorance, desire, anger, jealousy, pride and other delusions are becoming so strong that it is very difficult to abandon them.

    Since Heruka’s practice is so powerful and when practiced according to pure lingeage teaching, one can achieve full enlightenment in one lifetime; hence, the say “one becomes merged with Heruka”, it literally means one has gained attainments or full enlightenment using Heruka’s path. One example of someone being one with Keruka is none other than the Great Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

    Thank You very much, Rinpoche, for sharing with us the very scarce teaching on Heruka and Vajrayogini.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/deep-blue-figure-within-fiery-mass-of-light.html
  • NUTroll.mySpecialRequestPuja4/ #KirsanNikolayevich
    Sunday, Feb 14. 2016 07:02 PM
    His intention to invite H.H. the Dalai Lama to Syria on an official visit. http://en.chessbase.com/post/ilyumzhinov-visits-bachar-aad-in-damascus one of Russia’s weirdest politicians http://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-has-sanctioned-kirsan-ilyumzhinov-2015-11 #TheLight.pls http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/dukkar-sitatapatra.html mySpecialRequestPuja4/ #KirsanNikolayevich ( Ilyumzhinov )
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    Sunday, Feb 14. 2016 06:48 PM
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  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 14. 2016 03:04 PM
    It is truly a blessing for us to read this blog post that show us the location of 10 magnificent Dorje Shugden statues in the world. We also have the opportunity, through the write up, to learn about the various monasteries in the Tibet, Kham, Sichuan, Mongolia, India and Nepal regions. It is evidential that Dorje Shugden is a renowned Dharma Protector propitiated by people of these vast regions. Many of these monasteries have history dating back to hundreds of years ago and having Dorje Shugden as their Dharmapala for centuries. It is most heart wrenching to know that a culturally and historically rich Enlightened Protector practice is subjected to defilement all because of political agenda by the Tibetan exile leadership. It is time for the atrocious political techniques to stop.

    Thank You very much, Rinpoche, for sharing with us the holy images and write up.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10-holy-dorje-shugden-statues-in-the-world.html
  • YEO KWAI GIN
    Sunday, Feb 14. 2016 02:27 PM
    感恩仁波切的分享 !

    发酵的食物在营养上已经是证实对我们的身体有益 !

    在市场上已经含有各式各样的酵素,针对不同的体质来发酵出不同的酵素如药材酵素针对保健,调理和益补,lemon和山楂酵素针对消脂和抗氧化,蔬菜酵素针对排毒和清肠,水果酵素针对抗氧化和抗老等等。。。非常高的营养价值。

    现在的人们生活方式不像以前一天三餐烹饪,大多以快食解决三餐,营养摄取不平衡,大家都可以很方便的从有机店,超市,药材店购买所需要的酵素。

    自制的酵素还可以达到环保的作用,省钱又环保,还可以确保身体健康,非常有价值 !

    感恩 合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/food-recipes/fermented-food.html
  • YEO KWAI GIN
    Sunday, Feb 14. 2016 01:51 PM
    YEO KWAI GIN on Feb 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm
    感谢仁波切的分享 !
    佛法~~是非常奇妙的,它可以融入和用在任何事情状况,人际关系,教学,任何人无论在于他或她信不信佛教等等。。。

    仁波切以上谈到Dharma-lite一群,虽然他们有些不相信因果或相信因果但不相信轮回,或相信因果轮回但不想提及地狱,但佛法依然可以在心灵上的心识转化,为他们解决事物上·人际上和感情上帮得上忙!还有,很多人还大多数以“无事不登三宝殿”的心态才接触佛法,遇到困难,才寻找佛法为他们解决问题。虽然这样的事情时常发生,但这是一个好的“开始”,第一次的接触,就有机会让他们继续了解佛法,直到证得更高的成就!

    我是非常的幸运,可以遇见上师您,还有这含有丰富佛法教育和知识的部落格,让我从中学习佛法 !

    感恩 合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-importance-of-rebirth.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 14. 2016 10:10 AM
    Our delusion of this world and what this world has to offer keep us grounded and fuel our perpetuity dwelling in it. We are programmed in many ways to believe that a relationship and family is good, status, wealth and material are good. And we spend our whole life making sure that we have someone to form a family with, and going after social status by accumulating wealth and material assets, unceasingly.

    When we are in this rat race within samsara, it is very difficult to imagine the beautiful illusion that everyone else seemed to be living in, is in fact, a delusion. Everything and everyone around us is reinforcing the beautiful illusion, enlarging it to a central piece in our functional mindstream, blinding our ability to reason; as a result we develop an insatiable craving to live the beautiful illusionary life.

    There is an antidote to cut our delusion. It is by doing Dharma work, because Dharma work
    • Brings our focus and enegry on working for the benefit of others.
    • Takes our mind away from going deep into the chase of our delusion that mainly satisfy the me, me, and me.
    • Collects merit to support and drive us to the higher spiritual goal (which is enlightenment, ultimately).

    In order for out Dharma work to generate merit, we must always check our motivation when carrying out the work. We should not have the intention or motivation of obtaining benefits (through dharma work) for ourselves. When we do Dharma work fervently, some might say that we are indulging in the same rat race but different maze, but at least we embark on the journey towards cutting delusion and out of the maze, rather than stuck in the rat race without any exit.

    Only with knowledge, we will be able to determine if our motivation and intention is pure when doing Dharma work. And the knowledge comes from a Guru; our Guru, the only person who had cut his chase of delusion, took vows and practice the Dharma for many many lifetimes, for the benefit of others. It is through our Guru that we now know our wayward lifestyle is a trap to keep us in samsara. And it is through the same Guru whom we were taught that there is a way out.

    Realizing the importance of a Guru, we must hold Him as the most precious and protect our samaya with our Guru as the utmost important thing in our life. No one else but our Guru can liberate us from perpetuating samsara endlessly.

    Thank You Rinpoche for the teaching on recognizing our delusion and the method to cut our delusion. I will be more mindful of my motivation when doing Dharma work so that the work generate merit and not karma.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cutting-through-delusions.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Feb 13. 2016 11:51 PM
    This is my preliminary attempt to understand the profound process of concentration. I have recapped here a few points that I felt is important for me to take note off:

    1. Our mind is fickle and cannot stay focus. Any attempt to keep it focus is daunting. “When we are on the top of a tall city building we can look down and see how busy the city is, but when we are walking on the streets we are aware of only a fraction of the busyness.”
    2. Our primary consciousness is surrounded by 52 secondary mental elements; some negative, some positive, and some neutral. For us normal beings, the negative ones are the strongest.
    3. Zhi Nay or concentration can only be achieved when one subdue the negative mental elements.
    4. While the negative mental elements is a mental issue, a proper Vajra position can help practice concentration.The proper Vajra position comprises of 7 points which symbolizes the various stages of the path.
    5. There are 2 enemies to concentration, they are (a) mental agitation, and (b) torpor. Agitation arises from desire. Torpor arises from subtle apathy developing within the mind. Mental agitation is overcome principally by the force of mindfulness and torpor by attentive application.

    The blog post had so kindly provided a diagram to denote the stages of developing / cultivating concentration (Zhi Nay). I will certainly bookmark this and read it again.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teaching from Geshe Rabten. I have learnt something new today.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-perfection-of-concentration-by-geshe-rabten-rinpoche.html
  • YEO KWAI GIN
    Saturday, Feb 13. 2016 11:41 PM
    Yeo Kwai Gin on Feb 13, 2016 at 11:39 pm
    在Tenzin Peljor与Tenzin Gyeche的交谈,让我对达赖尊者的疑惑,就是

    ~如果雄登是魔,为何那么多不同门派的高僧大德难道收复不了一个魔吗?我完全没有怀疑高僧大德的高尚的修行,那么在这疑点可证明了雄登不是魔!

    ~在达赖尊者的公开平台,修行雄登法门的讯息与请愿是关闭和不透明,不让没修行雄登法门的人接触,那证明有意图不让其他没修行雄登法门的人知道其他真相。

    ~未成为护法时的”涅宗“在几百年前都被降伏为护法,如果雄登是魔,为何第五世达赖喇嘛尊者和其他高僧不把雄登降伏,还要等到现在一直宣扬雄登是魔,不把他降伏呢?

    ~在频视里,达赖尊者说到,赤江仁波切是可以修持雄登法门,其他人是不允许的 !这为何道理呢?

    ~Tenzin Gyeche还说到,在第五世达赖尊者允许修持其法门,还亲手制造了雄登法相供大家供养,直到现在还不断地让大众供养,为何又会在19年前才出此禁令呢?那是证明了在这几百年以来,达赖尊者会那么疏忽吗?达赖尊者乃是观世音菩萨的化身,几百年后才发觉问题,那是不可能的事 !

    还有,从第五世达赖尊者期间直到现在,从来没听过修持雄登法本和祈愿文里,有一句要伤害或让达赖尊者短命等等的文句!而且,从来没有一个修持雄登法门的高僧大德,祈求雄登诅咒他人或尊者,让他人遇害!

    在此,希望雄登禁令可以和平,和谐,尽早解除,让更多的修行者和人们不再受禁令带来的痛苦。

    OM BENZA WIKI BITTANA SOHA

    感恩 合十
    YEO KWAI GIN


    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Feb 13. 2016 10:48 PM
    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing Dr Berzin’s article.

    As a Buddhist it is very important to believe the existance of rebirth. Without rebirth then there will be no beginingless, endingless and karma which is being stressed in Buddhism. It is by believing rebirth that we will improve our self, practise dharma and follow the path that leads to enlightenment.

    The existance of Dharma-Lite and The Real Thing attitude is due to different level of understanding in Buddhism. Since Dharma-Lite group may not have full understanding of Buddhism hence they practise Dharma with a limit for their ‘convenience’. Their motivation is driven for the benefit of themselves rather that focusing outside to all sentient beings.

    While The Real Thing attitude will practise dharma for the benefit of others as this is the way that lead to liberation. We here are very fortunate to be given this opportunity to practice the Real Thing with proper guidance in Kechara.

    Again thank you Rinpoche for creating this opportunity for us.

    With folded hands,
    Lin Mun

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-importance-of-rebirth.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Feb 13. 2016 10:13 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    It serves as a very good reminder to parents and adults on how we want to perceive the importance and usage of money. I would think that money is not evil but the motivation of how we wanting the money and using it that determine the effect.

    Most of the time we will chase for more and more money as it is our perception that it will bring happiness to our life. Not realising that it will only bring temporary happiness and more harm if we use it on wrong intention.

    I hope this article will bring awareness not only to parents but everyone so we can change our preception and most importantly the motivation in using/sharing money and wealth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/is-wealth-evil.html
  • NgJesvin
    Saturday, Feb 13. 2016 10:07 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing HRH Tengku Ismail’s advice to all Malaysian recently.

    I totally agree with the Crown Prince’s advice. All religion is about peace and love. We have our right to choose whatever religion which suites us.

    “The quality of your life depends on the quality of your thought” from the Crown Prince had widen my thought because the quality of our thought always determine our action. If our thought is bad, no matter how well we cover it, one-day it will explode and the sufferings begin. Therefore set up a good motivation is a good start to transform our mind to be a better person and stop create more bad karma.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-crown-prince-of-johor-urges-muslims-to-respect-other-beliefs.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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Such a beautiful Dorje Shugden turquoise pendant created by Kechara Julia. So stunning.
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Very beautiful vintage picture of the sacred Kamakura Buddha in Japan. Wish to have something like this in Kechara Forest Retreat one day soon. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Nice White Tara
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If we stop eating them, this will not happen anymore. Go vegetarian!
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Creative...
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Why do this to him. He does not even know why he is being punished. Why punish him at all. Set him free.
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A must read...
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This is so powerful
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This is the truth!
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I really like this red toned version of Vajra Yogini. Very beautiful.
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Beautiful Vajra Yogini. Must click on image to see large size.
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Did you know His Holiness the Omniscient and all compassionate Panchen Rinpoche composed a medium puja text to World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden? Someone as dharmically attained as him also worshipped Dorje Shugden. See the beautiful pictures of his monastery. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68698
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Although he only became celebrated following his death, Paul Gaugin was regarded as an influential figure to many of modernism's biggest names, including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Gauguin painted this piece during his first trip to Tahiti, where he had hoped to create "primitive" art. He then found a fondness for Tahitian women, painting many pictures of them. This particular painting, which had been on loan to the Kunstmuseum in Basel, was privately sold for a whopping $300 million in February last year. Source: http://www.buro247.my/culture/art-and-design/what-makes-these-the-most-expensive-paintings-in-t.html
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Nice someone presented a Buddha image to President Obama.
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This is the holy cave of the Mahasiddha Tilopa in India where he meditated. He had visions of Heruka & Vajra Yogini & received 6 Yogas of Naropa from Heruka. After receiving the 6 Yogas from Heruka, he practiced and became accomplished in this supreme practice and passed it to Naropa. Naropa practiced and accomplished it with good omens. Wrote it down and passed it to his disciples. Today it is known as 6 Yogas of Naropa...
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Action Vajra Yogini hence not much ornaments
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René Dahinden was a well-known Bigfoot researcher. Dahinden was born in Switzerland but moved to Canada at the end of October 1953, where he would live for the rest of his life. For more on Bigfoot: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
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Holy mountain of Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani in Tibet.
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MUST CLICK AND OPEN THIS PICTURE and read..Powerful logic.
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How long will they keep this up? Where do we all go? Do we just stay away? Shall we make parameters of where we can go and not go?
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Our wonderful Kechara people under the direction of Karen Chong is in the process of beautifying our town where Kechara Forest Retreat is. We want to make our Bentong Pahang beautiful with art that is unique, bright, colorful and also meaningful. This Dorje Shugden mural represents wealth, protection, health and prosperity for everyone in the coming Lunar New Year's! We love Bentong and it may be small but we can make it more beautiful. It's a gift to the people here. Tsem Rinpoche.
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You will be shocked to see what a 'badge of shame' is: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=86165
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I was glad to have visited Mt Shasta town in Northern California at the base of Mt Shasta. This mountain is a spiritually charged holy place according to the Native American Indians. Many powerful spiritual beings abide and reside within the mountain. When one does spiritual practices, meditations and so on on this mountain or near it, one is blessed for success much faster than in other places. Mt Shasta is powerfully charged with spiritual energy and one of the power places of our planet. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
The tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche. Did you know His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche propitated Dorje Shugden and composed texts to him? Please see here clearly: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=86074
3 weeks ago
This is so powerful..please read and share.
4 weeks ago
You know, been working on this new post with powerful messages for the last 8 hours with a small great team. Just finished 10 mins ago. Sharing here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=85658
4 weeks ago
This is a must read. Click on picture. Very powerful.
4 weeks ago
Our beautiful Dorje Shugden chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat.
4 weeks ago
His Eminence Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche and His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe. What a beautiful picture.
4 weeks ago
Chenresig bone relic of Panchen Sonam Dragpa ( one of the previous incarnations of Tulku Trakpa Gyaltsen) at Drepung Gompa in Tibet. -From Francesco This is a image of Ary Avalokitesvara (Chenresig) spontaneously arising from the bone of Panchen Sonam Dragpa. It is highly blessed. It shows the special connection of Avalokitesvara with this master and he is highly attained.
1 month ago
The personal statue of Buddha Vajra Yogini belonging to Dromo Geshe Rinpoche in Samten Choling Monastery-India.
1 month ago
“As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” ― Pythagoras
1 month ago
Very good illustration...
1 month ago
This is important. Plse click on picture to read.
1 month ago
Something for you to read. Click on picture please
1 month ago
I was around 25 years old here. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This is very logical.
1 month ago
Great Master Changkya Rolpai Dorje who was the tutor to the Imperial Emperor of China. He was a previous incarnation of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche.
1 month ago
His Eminence Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche before his passing. He was my teacher too and a great master.
1 month ago
Myself in the extreme lower right. Part of my face is cut off in picture. I am here to attend Kalmyck language class in Howell, New Jersey with other Kalmuck kids. I was around 9 or 10 years old I think.
1 month ago
Happy discovery of the day: Khedrup Je was vegetarian! ---- "In Khedrup Je's commentary on The Three Vows, it is said that, on the whole, only the Bodhisattvas are required to abstain from meat. Therefore, all who have taken the vow of bodhichitta, whether they be monks, nuns, or lay people, must abstain from meat. For if Bodhisattvas, who have thus become an object of praise, eat meat, a strong desire for the taste of it will grow in them. As a result, their compassion will wane. Therefore the fully ordained, the shramaneras, kings, ministers, leaders, and lay people who practice the Mahayana should refrain from eating meat." (This was found and posted by Pastor Jean Ai)
1 month ago
Oh my goodness! Click on this picture to see clearly.
1 month ago
Mr. Jamyang Norbu is a powerful Tibetan writer and blogger. He is one of the few people who tell the truth about the Tibetan Leadership and what happens within the Tibetan communities. It is a fact that if you disagree with Tibetan Leadership in Dharamsala on any issue, they get you ostracized and then perhaps the crowd against you. That could be dangerous. This is not pleasant but true. Recently with the Tibetan in exiled 'election' of the new Prime Minister, they did everything they can to get rid of Lukar Jam who wants corruption to end in Tibetan leadership and unite Tibetans regardless of their spiritual orientation. Indeed a rare breed. This is a excellent article to read..Again I am not interested in politics but this shows clearly how the CTA or Tibetan leadership accepts no opposition in their secular and religious decisons right or wrong..and how my choice of spirituality has brought me problems which should not happen in a real democracy. Since it's related I post here. So by all means take a look at how unethical Tibetan Leadership is through the eyes of a well known Tibetan writer: http://www.jamyangnorbu.com/blog/2015/11/13/election-by-divine-intervention/
1 month ago
To be the bearer of light, one needs to see the darkness within and overcome. Face the darkness without more delays. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks very clearly about an issue that is hurting so many people: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=83853
1 month ago
Kb is a kind person always. Tsem Rinpoche
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    2 months ago
    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    5 months ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
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    5 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    6 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    6 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    6 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    7 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
  • Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
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    8 months ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    8 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
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    9 months ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
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    9 months ago
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    9 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema

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3 hours ago
KSDS Teacher, Kuantan group member and Pastor Adeline were having gathering and visited to Dorje Shugden mural art in Bentong Town. Victoria Lam KSDS
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Teacher Jesvin and Teacher Asyley were offering incense and big Lotus candle to Gyenze in KFR. Victoria Lam KSDS
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KSDS teachers and Kuantan group were visited to KFR Open Day on 6th day of Chinese New Year 2016. Victoria Lam KSDS.
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Beautiful Gyenze torma. By Puja House 14 February '16
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Gyenze Puja did today for sponsors. By Puja House 14 February '16
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Puja Team members busy making torma for today's Puja. By Puja House 14 February '16
6 hours ago
Lama Chopa Puja to generate more merits for the deceased. By Puja House 14 February '16
8 hours ago
Short prayer to Dorje Shugden by H.E.The 25th Tsem Rinpoche. Photographed by Pastor Loh Seng Piow. bit.ly/1MjbPsg Lucy Yap
13 hours ago
During the end session of our Kechara Ipoh animals liberation activity today, each of us took the opportunity to feed all the fish at the lake side. May no living beings suffer from hunger. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
14 hours ago
Members of Kechara Ipoh Study Group have recited the mantras of Medicine Buddha and mantras of H.E. The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche before blowing towards the cat fish. May the cat fish able to gain good rebirth and meet with Buddha's teachings in their next lifetime. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
14 hours ago
During our Kechara Ipoh Study Group monthly animals liberation activity today, we have dedicated the auspicious activity for Rinpoche's long life and stable health to continue to teach the Dharma. May the ban of Dorje Shugden's practice will be lifted as soon as possible to end the sufferings and pain endured by the Shugden's practitioners. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
14 hours ago
Through the kindness and compassion from our Guru, H.E. The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed our monthly animals liberation activity today at Gunung Lang, Ipoh. Total of 200 kg of cat fish were released back into the nature of their living.
16 hours ago
Volunteers doing recycling and exercise at the same time. By Kechara Earth Project 14 February '16
16 hours ago
Participants having tea while doing Recycling and Barter activities. By Kechara Earth Project 14 February '16
16 hours ago
Using Aluminium to do handcraft, work shop conducted during Recycling and Barter activities today. By Kechara Earth Project 14 February '16
16 hours ago
Thanks to the contributors and volunteers who come today for recycling and barter activities. By KEP 14 Feb'16
16 hours ago
Kechara Earth Project doing recycling at Sunwaymas field. By KEP 14 Feb'16
18 hours ago
It's good fortune and a joy to be around Kechara Pastors; they are kind & compassion, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. Stella Cheang, KSDS
19 hours ago
Our first visit to the Dorje Shugden mural art in Bentong town; very nicely done. Stella Cheang, KSDS
19 hours ago
Happy faces... All eager to visit Gongkar. Stella Cheang, KSDS
19 hours ago
We must never miss the Ratna Shugden chapel. Check out the gigantic incense lited for the Great Ratna Shugden. Stella Cheang, KSDS
19 hours ago
A visit to the Aviary and Herbs Garden is a must during Dorje Shugden open day in KFR. Stella Cheang, KSDS
19 hours ago
KSDS teachers took the CNY holidays opportunity to make offering and seek blessing at KFR on Dorje Shugden open day 13th Feb. Stella Cheang, KSDS

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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