Freedom is near

Jun 21, 2013 | Views: 1,080

Freedom is near

Death is near,
no time to think.
Death is near, no time
to waste.
Death is waiting,
no time for excuses.
Change is a choice,
others are more important,
than oneself,
this is the ultimate truth.

As long as we keep identifying
our aggregational attachments
as the real us, we are in prison.
Change is now. Change is in us.
Change is the way to Buddhahood.

Realizing all that we do
leads to nothing at death,
it behooves us to practice dharma,
and go all the way as this is
the real freedom.

Be free. Be free from your attachments
and then you are free.

~ Tsem Rinpoche
 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Feb 13, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Very meaningful and in fact powerful poems to wake us up. Death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. As long we live our life to the fullness and meaningfully there is no regret. We need to change ourselves ,transform our mind by learning and practicing Dharma .
    Be free. Be free from your attachments
    and then you are free……… quoted Tsem Rinpoche
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  2. freon on Jan 12, 2018 at 1:53 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    The last verses
    {Be free. Be free from your attachments and then you are free. } It is very true that if we do not trapped by our attachment, we will not be selfish, we will not be lazy, we will not have so much excuses to justify what we suppose to do but not doing it.

    Many times, when we endure our attachment, we forgotten that the death is there. We can die anytime without we preparing for it. We will never have chances to know when we dying, and, by the time the only regret we have is we never accumulate enough merits for our next life. This life might be the only chances that we have to accumulate the merits and thus free us from the chain of samsara and non stopped rebirth.

    Change and go all the way with dharma is what Rinpoche have always advise us. I have to work hard to change, push myself and go all the way with dharma while I still can.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the advise

    Bowing to Rinpoche’s lotus feet, Love
    Freon

  3. Stella Cheang on Jul 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche. This poem is meaningful, reminding us death waits for no one and it is inevitable. What makes death so fearful is the vast unknown we will be plunged into after death, likely more suffering if not the same than now. It is because we clutched tightly to all things Samsara offers. Samsara chains us down with a tool called attachment. If we do not get of our attachment to our “self” and our possessions, we will never be free from the cyclic existence of perpetual suffering.

  4. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the Poem. Death is near and time is short. Change is a choice. Even though changes is sometimes scary, we should manage our fear and go all the ways to look for our real freedom.

  5. Sean Wang on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing this absolutely inspirational poem with everyone here. Death is inevitable and we just have to prepare for it and it’s consequences. How? By doing the dharma! We cannot just wait. We must practice kindness and compassion so that our future lives will lead us towards Enlightenment.

  6. jerry_sito on Oct 24, 2013 at 12:18 am

    死亡近了,没有时间去思考。,死亡近了,没有时间浪费。
    死亡在等待,没有时间为借口。变化是一种选择,其他更重要的,自己,这是最终的真理。

    实现我们所做的一切,没有死亡,我们有必要修行佛法,并一路走下去,因为这是真正的自由。

    感恩大爱的仁波切,总是给予我们简单但却充满佛法的开示与分享,让我们纠正我们总以为是的道理与习气,让我们体会死亡与生存的意义

    自由并不是执着着寻找完美的生活,而是能了得证悟与离开不断在六道轮回的因果

  7. Choongs on Oct 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I reread this poem today after recently attending a funeral for a loved one. This time it hit me with a THUD!
    And so the process of enlightenment continues…
    Thank you my dearest Rinpoche.

  8. tsheyang on Aug 2, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    really tounching

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Change can be an instant, change does not have to be a long protracted process. All it takes is the mind to shift the change just happens.

  10. nicholas on Jul 11, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Realizing that death is inevitable and the only way is to face it with no regrets and fear. It’s definitely not a easy things but we can start from now, bit by bit we let go our attachment and focus on others we will live our live more meaningful.

    Once we are able to let go we will be free from all fears because nothing hold us back.

  11. gary foo on Jul 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the reminder. I wonder we all know death is imminent and may just arrive at our doorstep tomorow, but for most people including myself, this Fact still needs to be drilled into our mind so that we dont procrastinate and that is the continuos battle we face daily. I hope to keep the goal of Freedom in mind and Dharma as the tool to freedom

  12. Uncle Eddie on Jul 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Death has always been with us since birth, but accordingly, death is not an end, it is not a finality, it is believed to be the beginning of another new existence. But, as Rinpoche said, “As long as we keep identifying our aggregational attachments as the real us, we are in prison.” Therefore, we must change before death comes, and to practice Dharma seriously and diligently, going all the way, as this is the way which can lead us to the real freedom. Thank you, once again Rinpoche, for your deep concern, kind-hearted compassion and love for all of us.

  13. sarahyap on Jul 3, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Beautiful poem! It is something that I need to have peace and quiet to think about. Although I understand the surface of the poem’s meaning, but I’m very sure there is more deep message that one has to contemplate about… I love contemplating.

  14. tenzin llhamo on Jul 1, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for such a meaningful and beautiful poem! How true that death is just around the corner. So near and yet we are not doing much about it. But that doesnt mean that we do not do it. What we do now in samsara is not the happiness we think it is. Persevere and do the right thing. Change for the better and live for others. That is the true everlasting happiness! May I always remember this meaningful poem!

  15. Sharon Saw on Jul 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I also like this poem about death, by a non-Buddhist, who understands impermanence.

    AN EPITAPH
    Walter de la Mare

    Here lies a most beautiful lady,
    Light of step and heart was she:
    I think she was the most beautiful lady
    That ever was in the West Country.
    But beauty vanishes; beauty passes;
    However rare, rare it be;
    And when I crumble who shall remember
    This lady of the West Country?

  16. Vera on Jun 30, 2013 at 8:05 am

    When meet some sths/ppl, we feel angry. Not because of others, but because of our wrong view, our attachment. We attach what is we like, what is we want, but not aware of others. If you can look deeply, you will find others are do things rightly at their situation. Wish we can all free from our attachment.

  17. Boon on Jun 29, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Thank you Tsem rinpoche for sharing this meaningful poeam with us. Yes, what rinpoche written is true for us. The death is just at at our surrounding and as an ordinary people lie us, we will never able to know when is our “time”. At the moment of death, we are unable to bring along with any things unless for those karma those we had created in our life. Thus, we shall do more positive action before it’s late and hope that those good karma that we have done will eventually lead us to have a good rebirth.

  18. AdelineTan on Jun 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    This poem is really realistic. May i always be able to stay well and have the opportunity to do physical dharma work from now on till the last breath of my life. I’ll keep this teaching in mind seriously.

  19. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jun 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    生死無常,為有用心体會死亡每一分每一秒都在等待著我們,在觀想死亡應學習放下我執,欲念,瞋恨心還有不愉快的經驗,通過學習佛法,改變,我們才能超脫輪迴的束縛,才能擁有真實的解脫和自由。謝謝上師教悔。

  20. Erickksiow on Jun 27, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for the poem, that’s so truth, things are impermanent, when death is near what is important in life? I always reminding my self on it.

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  21. Wendy Loh on Jun 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Freedom is a misnomer when we seek it in replacement of attachments because they are two sides of the same coin. Escaping from death brings us closer to it. There is always a trap within a trap. Can the enlightened mind sees through it.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this kind reminder.

  22. jeffreykhor on Jun 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    As long as we have the courage to change and persevere,we can acheive transcendence after a difficult struggle .

  23. Joy on Jun 26, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this apt reminder. Whenever I have doubt may this poem strike through those doubts and fears so that true freedom can be achieved.

    I came close to death twice this year… I realise all that I have, all that I want and all that I hold on to does not really matter when you close your eyes. You will have to let go of it all, so what is the point of grasping and holding on to it while you are alive.

    No man or woman is immortal no matter how many botox, creams, plastic surgery we slap on our face. And the worst part is holding on to negative feelings such as anger, worrying about this or that, holding on to a place, a person. Really it all does not matter in the end, and I realise not one but me myself is the one making me suffer. So when we realise the true nature of our bodies and how everything is so fragile and impermanent… you will come to terms with yourself… and perhaps a glipse of true freedom can be experienced… and finally a certain kind of calmness arises where you find peace within 🙂

    So my advice to anyone reading this post is to wisely contemplate, meditate on this poetic truth written here by Tsem Rinpoche.

  24. Yeo(ktn) on Jun 26, 2013 at 1:39 am

    人生皆无常,这一世可以得到人身皆是前世修来的福!我们不知道下一秒会发生甚么事,有人说,买保险是为了保障我们年老的生活,但,我想加多一句,就是说,参与佛法事业和行菩萨道,你就会明白佛法的精髓,然后「改变」我们不好的习气和放下执着,那就为我们下一世铺路了呀!
    谢谢仁波切一路以来的教导和关怀!

  25. HelenaC on Jun 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    This is really good for meditate and contemplate. Very profound poem and teaching from Rinpoche. It is true that when death comes we left nothing. We are fortunate to be in Dharma, work for Dharma and so near to our Guru that teaches us tiredly. Waste no time anymore to change our mindset for Dharma.

  26. Jayce Goh on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you Rinpoche for the kindness to all of us. This poem really inspire us what life about while we still chasing and suffering, and we are not aware that they are all cause and effect of suffering.

    We repeated daily works and thought that is enjoyment yet this is all samsaric while we are not aware death is near.

    From this poem, “Realizing all that we do leads to nothing at death,
    it behooves us to practice dharma,and go all the way as this is
    the real freedom.” Do we realize we are in prison ?!!

    I hope the rest of all could read this asap. Hope they are not drifting away by samsaric pleasures.

    ## Be free. Be free from your attachments, and then you are free.##

  27. Louise Lee on Jun 25, 2013 at 12:24 am

    我们不停努力工作养育下一代。赚很多钱,买下很多的保险,储蓄将来退休要用的金钱。

    可是我们忘了,忘了有一天我们会面临死亡! 你准备了吗? 这能准备吗?

    我不想那么多了。 我努力为佛法事业,就是最好的储备了。

  28. tenzin llhamo on Jun 24, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the mind blowing poem. As always! It is a must to always remind myself how fragile and short life can be and it must always be used the best way I can! Not a moment to waste as everything that Buddha and Rinpoche taught is precious and must be practiced for it is the truth. Went the time comes, only I can save myself. Change must be done everyday, in every best possible way!

  29. joshua on Jun 24, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for composing this poem, its not difficult to understand it literally, all of us who read this agrees with what is being written and we all wanted to be free from samsara. Death with fear, attachments can be rid of if we change. Changing our mind is always a battle with our different level of habituations. Its not a overnight change but a consistent practice.

  30. Doreen Teoh on Jun 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Freedom is near, and yet we make it so far and distance. We thought freedom is in this life (samsara) or can be found in this life, but that it is not, it is what has pull us back from our real freedom.

  31. Elsie Toy on Jun 24, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this simple and yet profound teachings. It is so true that nothing is certain except death. Mp one can escape death and time is so short for us to practice. Many of us including me as cheating ourselves thinking that we still have tomorrow and if tomorrow never comes. When I was a catholic i remember a simple sermon by one of the father. That most people have the perception that we still have tomorrow and start tomorrow. How foolish I was then. Thank you very much for the reminder that we should start now and not later to free ourselves from the attachments and maras. Thank you once again and may you be well.

  32. Cliff on Jun 24, 2013 at 3:28 am

    Death is the ugly truth which everyone tends to want to ignore when in eventual truth we would all have to suffer in the end. Death is unavoidable and it is close to all of us, until we learn to realise and accept the truth we would always be trapped. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this short yet powerful poem.

  33. Lucas Roth on Jun 23, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    this is true, death is close but if you realize it and accept it you will not trap yourself in your own prison. do not have attachments, then you can be free. thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

  34. beatrix ooi on Jun 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I love this poem, it’s very direct and nicely written. Thank You for sharing the poem Rinpoche, it reminds me a lot about death. People die every 3 seconds, the thing about death is that it can’t be predicted, we will never know if we are next one.

  35. Lawrence on Jun 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I don’t know if Tsem Rinpoche is better or not than other masters, I’m not in position to decide this. But for me He is the one who keep alive my enthusiasm. He is the best in doing this. It is very important to keep alive your enthusiasm on the Path.

  36. So Kin Hoe on Jun 23, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the precious teaching about death and attachment. Attachment holds us from being free in this world of samsara. May all the sentient beings be freed from suffering.

  37. Jessica Yap on Jun 23, 2013 at 3:00 am

    This poem reminds me of how precious human life is.. What we do while we’re still alive matters the most. Because once our time is up, that’s it. We take NOTHING away with us to another life.. Except for the shadows of our karma.. This poem also reminds me of how attachments could free or imprison us.. We have to be free..

    Thank you for the beautiful poem, Rinpoche..

  38. Datuk May on Jun 23, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for the lovely poem, the line I like most and will practise is CHANGE IS A CHOICE, OTHERS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ONESELF, THAT IS THE ULTIMATE TRUTH.

    May I always remember that and a lot of my sufferings will be abated.

  39. Jay Jae on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Come to think of it, death is no other than the death of our destructive habits and afflictive emotions. There is no more time for it nor is there time for it to continue festering. The fact that our attachments brings us and drags us down, it is likened to a terminal disease which brings us to our ultimate death.

    When the death of our normal afflictions arises, there will be life, a life which we will use ourselves, our skills, senses and sometimes even our attachments to help others. This is a very good and mind awakening poem to read to help us reflect on the true nature of death. Our fear of death should propel us to become better people in order to be of help to others.

  40. MartinC on Jun 22, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Death is near but change is also near and how we end up depends on whether death occurs first, or indeed change happens before death. Part of being imprisoned in the mind is not realizing that change can happen in an instant. But that change for the better requires us to realize that in fact our natural mind can be free of its attachments that compels the body to replay all the thoughts and actions that keeps it in prison. Its the realization that in fact we CAN be free if we decide not be bound by attachments. It is not enlightenment that gives freedom, but its the knowledge that our mind can be free of its attachments that takes down the path of enlightenment.

    All the time, this change is waiting to take place but if we do not take advantage of this ability to separate our mind from its aggregational attachments, then it may not be as simple if we are reborn without the same aggregates to effect change easily.

  41. Lim Han Nee on Jun 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teaching.

    Yes, change is the way to go and the Dharma teaches us about the need to change and how to change. Change is about transforming our perspective and state of mind from being ego-centric and self-cherishing to being kind and caring and cherishing others and benefiting others. Change involves letting go of our habituated attachment to the five aggregates which we see as a solid, permanent “I”. When we can free ourselves from this self-grasping,then we will be free of suffering and its causes.

    Yet it takes deep contemplation and meditation on ‘Death’ to galvanize us into action and into practicing the Dharma in earnest , so that death won’t ‘cheat’ us of our freedom from suffering.

  42. David Lai on Jun 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Beautiful poem! Rinpoche forwarded this poem to me as well as he gently encourages me to take on more. I think he sees my potential in doing more and accomplishing more for others. This poem doesn’t just apply to dying per se, it also applies to all the limitations we put in our minds and all the fears and indecisiveness that we have that prevents us from accomplishing more and becoming a better person. We are all capable of improving and becoming better, I think for everyone but particularly for myself, I think gratitude for the good things I have had from others, chiefly from Rinpoche encourages and nudges me to think higher and better for others.

  43. Patsy on Jun 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful poem. Knowing that nothing last forever and death can happen anytime and anywhere, we should start learning to let go of our attachments as at the time of death we will leave everything behind except our karma which follows us like a shadow.

    We are very fortunate to be born as a human and be near the dharma; we should not waste this human life chasing after worldly desires which lead us nowhere but to use this opportunity to learn, practice and serve the dharma.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this beautiful yet powerful poem.

  44. lucy yap on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    The seemingly fixed and solid world we see around us actually is in a state of flux.Our senses may not be able to detect moment to moment change,but everything is always changing.When we appreciate our experiences without clinging to them,we can learn to let go of fears,disappointments and regrets.Nothing is permanent,everything is possible.Liberation is possible.Enlightenment is possible.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this magnificent and powerful poem.

  45. MayOng on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    If we have come to a point of realization that nothing lasts forever and we cannot grasp onto them at the last moment of truth, that is death – that can strike at any time, don’t hide, evade or deny that fact of natural process of life.

    We should come down to do a reality check before its too late to do anything about it. We may hold grudges with someone, just let it go now. Forget about the negative past mistakes and move on and forgive.

    If we are aware that karma is a cycle, then Do Good for others and our self for Good to return. Payback time in future lives by living Good for others now.

  46. hecelus tan on Jun 21, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Impermanence and death and come at any time without any sign, it we still find thousand of excuses on not practicing Dharma and also only putting whole effort on worldly activities. Then what a great waste! Having a precious chance to be able take rebirth at human realm was extremely rear and find it only once. I was really grateful because I was able to met Rinpoche and be invited to volunteer at Kechara although until now I am still not able to be with Rinpoche and to serve him directly, but I will keep waiting until the day comes. Thank you those helpful and kindly Kecharians, some of them really dedicated their full-time on Dharma with a joyful mind. We need them much and also pray for Rinpoche’s longevity so that Dharma gets flourish. Serving guru and Dharma make my life meaningful.

  47. Sofi on Jun 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Simple yet filled with teachings on inevitable reality of our life and method to attain eternal freedon. Very nice, especially with the picture (mist behind Rinpoche creating that mysterious effect).

  48. Shelly tai on Jun 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Shellytai on 21June at 5pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring poem with us. Death is inevitable we really need to keep remaining ourselves don’t wait till it come without prepare . Thank you Rinpoche once again for this poem.

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  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 29. 2020 04:21 PM
    After reading this article, I understood that, what we have in mind is not true. We will be able to do Dharma work if we really want to do it. It does not matter where we are. The people who work away quietly and unassumingly are the ones who really create real benefits for themselves and others.
    Dharma work is said to be a blessing, a privilege and an honour. Dharma work is all about giving, rooting out our selfish mind that brought us all our problems in the first place.Thank you very much for the amazing article.


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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 29. 2020 03:02 PM
    Our Lama Tsem Rinpoche was someone who will shows kindness and empathy to others, nor matter who they are from the homeless to those foreign workers and someone Rinpoche did not know. Rinpoche has showed us the way to practice acts of kindness, to help someone with their to-do list, to be compassionate and so forth. To show empathy and kindness will change the lives of those who is stricken by misfortune. Rinpoche had always help those at Kechara Forest retreat as Rinpoche understand them well and their needs when they living in a foreign land away from home . Glad for those who are able to follow Rinpoche to buy groceries, eating out, show and so forth.
    No matter who we are, no matter how successful, no matter what our situation, compassion is something we all need to receive and give. Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike, each has their suffering.
    It’s a reminder to show empathy and kindness and to create a world with more love, more understanding, and more compassion.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-making-kindness-an-attitude
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:46 PM
    Sometimes when we are angry we tend to remember it for a period of time. This is not healthy and even bring negative impact to us. We are angry because we cannot forgive and let go of what has happened. Just imagine the the energy and time wasted when we are angry. Therefore, we should learn to accept, forgive and move on. Otherwise holding on to grudges will only bring unhappiness to our life.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/revenge-is-harmful.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:37 PM
    Wonderful quotes. To me it is a lesson in every quote and reminding us to be aware of our situation and to change to be better. Rinpoche quotes and simple but brings meaningful impact. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the quotes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-collection-of-inspirational-buddhist-quotes-by-h-e-tsem-rinpoche
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:30 PM
    Whether they are animals or insects, they are still living beings. As they are not in the form that are able to learn dharma, we should make ways for them to be connected to dharma to help them in their future rebirth. Rinpoche has showed us many ways to care for them, as easy as feeding them and blowing mantra to them. Whatever the method, we just need to put effort and continue with the practise.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/stories-from-a-chela-blessing-the-animal-realm
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:19 PM
    I always admire the creativeness of artists as they are able to bring out their message and express their feelings in a piece of art. Lynda Bell is a great artist as all her art piece brings awareness to our environment, animals, kindness and compassion. Something that we need to keep reminding ourselves that we are all part of the world and therefore we should not abuse and love one another.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/beautiful-paintings-that-will-warm-your-heart
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:11 PM
    It is not just about learning the meaning of being kind and compassion but to apply it to our daily life and towards everyone. Rinpoche gave us the clear example to practise kindness and compassion. These values should not have any differentiation on anyone due to their background, race, language and etc. Everyone should be treated the same. Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-making-kindness-an-attitude
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 04:29 PM
    It is so beautiful that someone can spend their life building such holy image to bless the people around, to plant seed of Buddha to others.To build such huge statue, it need a lot of patience and determination to complete it.
    This statue of Buddha in Hyderabad,India is just so breath taking and wonderful. It is amazing how amazing and wonderful this Buddha especially the picture when the sun is setting .Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful article.

    https://bit.ly/2O8hCd4
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:31 PM
    Rejoice to those able to witness such an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . A privilege for many fortunate ones, to witness to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and Karcho Marpo, via the Panglung oracle in full trance, which is very rare. The very first time opened to public and is a tremendous blessing and great merits for all. Panglung Kuten (oracle) was the most famous oracle of Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden before 1959 in Tibet. Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves Dharma Protector to descend into a human oracle. Panglung kuten is a very well-known oracle of over 7 great Dharma protectors, who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech. Many people from Tibet, Nepal , India and over the world came to seek accurate prophecies, advise and healing from this well- known oracle. For me been able to watch the video is a blessing and pictures tells me a thousand words as I only came to know Kechara in 2016.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:15 PM
    Many Dharma practitioners rely on Dharma protectors when they seek protection . Dharma protectors play various roles in different aspects of Buddhism . The practice of Dharma protectors has evolved through a long history in India and Tibet. In all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism history, various forceful spirits were tamed by great figures like Guru Rinpoche to become protectors of Buddhism. The purpose of this Dharma Protector practice is to remove obstacles and gather all favourable conditions for their spiritual practice. Within the Nyingma tradition they have Rahula as one of Dharma protectors, Ekajati as the main protector of the Dzogchen teachings while Dorje Shugden is Gelupa Dharma protector and there so many others dharma protectors been practice. Each of the wrathful forms of each protectors varies , depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard practitioners from dangers and enemies. Dharma protectors has benefited countless of sentient beings , granting protection wisdom, material needs and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this knowledgeable post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:12 PM
    Begtse Chen is one of the main protectors of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism and especially revered in Mongolia. The origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century . Begtse Chen is the main protector associated with the Hayagriva cycle of Tantric Deity meditation practice.
    In Tibetan Buddhism Begtse is believed to have originated in India. The practice entered Tibet with Nyen Lotsawa in the 11th century. As a protector deity that does battle with the forces of evil and the wicked and guards the righteous and faithful . His terrifying, monstrous face it appearance serves only to frighten demons and dark spirits away and serves as a beacon of justice as well as a guardian of wisdom to all who see and revere him. Their wrathful forms depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard everyone from dangers and enemies. Interesting read to understand better of this Dharma Protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 04:33 PM
    This story is very inspiring.Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants.
    Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.Thank you very much for the good and inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2TOHbmZ


  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 22. 2020 04:38 PM
    As we can see in the video these people can help others through these powers , such abilities can also be developed through reciting mantras consistently on a daily basis.It is really interesting of to understand the existing of psychic, which may come from birth or by disaster like lightning.
    Always fascinated by people who have psychic powers. Wonder how it feels like to be able to know and see things the way they do. Personally I don’t know anyone with this ability.Thank you very much for this interesting and educational article.

    https://bit.ly/37jKFBR


  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:09 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing all the wonderful encounters of shopping with Rinpoche. As we know Rinpoche rarely goes shopping for himself but as gifts for various students. Reading this post simply have me thinking, one must be observant to develop knowledge, and to apply what we read from the Lamrim topics into our lives. Being observant of our surroundings and practicing situational awareness at all times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-shopping-experience-with-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:08 PM
    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/an-auspicious-omen-in-kechara-forest-retreat

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    Cute!
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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