Gurus for Hire, Enlightenment for Sale

Dec 12, 2013 | Views: 1,906

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

These are my Dharma talk in 2006 of over 24 hours which lasted 3 days, I was inspired to reveal and debunk the many myths that surround spiritual practice, Gurus, Dharma centres and all the political games that are played behind closed temple doors. I talked about the ups, downs, benefits and troubles of Dharma centres all around the world.

Tsem Rinpoche

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Overview

All you ever wanted to know but never dared ask about Gurus, disciples, groupies, sponsors, Dharma centres, different approaches and philosophies, who’s right, who’s best, why there is neither right nor best, and what it all has to do with YOU.

Through insightful observations, warm-hearted advice and deeply personal experiences, His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche explores what a Guru-disciple relationship is all about and what it means for contemporary spiritual aspirants. He reveals the ups, downs, benefits and troubles of Dharma centres all around the world and shows us how it is one of the most liberating places we’ll ever know.

Touching on a variety of near-taboo subjects, Rinpoche compassionately shows us the keys to finding our own way in the labyrinths of today’s spiritual supermarket, and why the holy journey is still worth every thorny step we take. 

 

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NOT WHAT YOU MAY LIKE, BUT IT IS WHAT YOU REALLY NEED

What you will NOT find in this book is a rose-tinted, candy-sweetened version of the truth. This particular Guru gives it to you AS IT IS. No holding back. And I had to ask myself why i…t is not laced with gentle, tender words, but HARD, BITING statements. But then I realise that may be that is what we really need right now, at this day and age. There is too much fluff and garbage these days. And they are EVERYWHERE! So, this Lama or Guru’s words are like a gust of fresh air sweeping into our dusty, infested, cob-web of a mind. After all, if we do not make the effort to SPRING-CLEAN our mind and lives, what do you think will happen? Most likely, we would become the very cess pool we are seeking to avoid. So, stop running and hiding. Just turn around and tell yourself, today is the day I take back control of my life. Start with reading this book. This is your first step to total freedom – once and for all!

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  1. Jacinta Goh on Feb 9, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    I would highly recommend this book/teachings and it is very essential especially for beginners. It’s so important to get the mindset right when you are about to start journeying into so called “mystical” practice. Thank you Rinpoche for these teachings. Also, without the sacrifices of those seniors who have been sitting for long hours in front of Rinpoche, there will not be any teaching from Rinpoche at all! Because of both Rinpoche and the students, I am able to listen to this teachings at the comfort at my own home and at the conveniency of my own time. 🙏

  2. Jason on Jul 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    This was an absolutely amazing video series. I am so glad that Rinpoche shared with us why Guru Devotion is so important. As an American, such devotion seemed like a very strange concept, but Rinpoche explained it in such am eloquent way that now, if I have the opportunity to serve Rinpoche in such a way, I will be extremely grateful.

    Thank you Rinpoche for putting this teaching online.

    • Pastor Shin on Jul 5, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      Dear Jason,
      Great to know you have finished watching the videos. To help you contemplate more about the teachings, may be you can answer the questions below.

      1. What does Guru Devotion mean to you?

      2. What must we check about the Guru before we take him/her on as a Guru?

      3. What are the refuge vows?

      4. How do refuge vows, which seem to be restrictions, lead to freedom?

      5. What are the benefits of taking refuge?

      • Jason on Jul 7, 2016 at 4:38 am

        Pastor Shin,

        Here are the answers to your questions. I will also be posting these on the blog post.

        1. Guru devotion means that I have complete trust and faith in my guru. That what he tells me to practice is for my benefit and to help me on the path to enlightenment. It means not disparaging another persons guru as this will prevent my spiritual practice from ripening.

        2. Whether they are stable in their actions, cultivated in their speech, wise, honest and patient. A Guru should not hide shortcomings and they should not claim to have qualities or abilities they do not have. The Guru should be well versed in the meanings of tantra and the ritual procedures. They should also have great compassion and a knowledge of the scriptures.

        3. The refuge vows are as follows.

        No Killing
        No stealing
        No Sexual Misconduct
        No Divisive Speech
        No Harsh Words
        No Idle Chatter
        No Lying
        No Envy
        No hatred or Malice
        No Wrong Views

        4. Refuge vows lead to freedom because they help to remind you of the things that can create obstacles to achieving enlightenment. When we practice holding our vows we gain freedom because we know that there are not any obstacles that prevent enlightenment.

        5. There are several benefits to taking refuge vows.
        They Establish the foundation for taking other vows

        You accumulate merit on a daily basis
        You quickly attain the full enlightenment of Buddhahood
        You are prevented from falling in the lower realms
        You become a pure Buddhist
        Your temporary and ultimate wishes are fulfilled
        You Purify negative karma that has accumulated in the past.
        You are protected from harm inflicted by humans and non-humans

        May my answers benefit all those that read them.

        • Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:03 am

          Dear Jason,
          I am happy for you that you have learnt all this knowledge from watching the videos. I will recommend more posts/ videos to you since you are very interested in learning the Dharma and taking refuge.

          These videos are very good introduction for anyone who wish to learn more about Buddhism, particularly if one wishes to join a Dharma/Buddhist centre around the world, and also what to expect/ do about one’s spiritual journey with a special focus on Guru-disciple relationship.

          Have a great weekend ahead and see you on the blog chat!

  3. Wei Theng on Jul 3, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Why do we need a Guru?

    Previously i used to think that as long as I follow the scripture or sutra or Dharma books, it doesn’t matter whether I have a teacher or not for me to practice Dharma.
    However, when I met my Guru H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, I learned that it is important to have a Guru. A guru will go all the way to guide and support us in our spiritual journey. He will find all ways to have us learn and practice Dharma just like what’s shared by Pastor Kok Yek Yee that some are asked to take care of fishes on one of the fb post (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10208585682053747&id=1060057013&pnref=story). I know some students are asked to take care of plants to to train their responsibilities. 🙂

    Different people has different “button” and our kind Guru will push our buttons so that we can learn and train our mind. It is important for us to just follow and do it. Sometimes he may push us until we nearly cannot stand it and at the edge either to change or to quit. That’s why Guru devotion is important especially in the Vajrayana tradition. Once we have checked out and decided who is our Guru, trust & go all the way!

    Thank you Rinpoche for this previous teaching.

    This teachings on Guru Devotion is also published in 2 Books:
    English version: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale
    Mandarin version: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale-chinese

  4. Jeffry on May 9, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I got this book from Kechara Indonesia office last year and I found it very beneficial for me as it is explain clearly about the fundamental and importance of Guru Devotion.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing us great teaching.

  5. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Feb 1, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for the details sharing with us…

    We will keep our Guru Samaya as clean possible to have a swift Dharma path for us…

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 6, 2014 at 1:05 am

    A must read for spiritual aspirants who want to tread the vajrayana path. Rinpoche has said many times he goes on the record for our benefits and there is nothing to hide. Amazing 27 hour marathon.

  7. Wendy Loh on Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 am

    We all have expectations on how a Guru, Buddhist center and even the Buddha should be. And we love to past judgements. Thank you, Rinpoche for such an illuminating teaching. Here is a video to tell us that we must never judge another person:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKcZ551Ex4w

    Hope that you will enjoy it.

  8. Julien Roth on Dec 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I am sure that this is such a wonderful teaching. I would love to get this book from my mum and read it. Thank you for sharing the videos and information with us.

  9. jerry_sito on Dec 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

    感恩仁波切您的教诲与开示

    尊贵的仁波切总是用最贴近我们内心深处的方式与话语,来向我们教诲与开示佛法,每每听闻仁波切的开示与教诲,总是能突然间地,明白了许多自己的过错与无明,即使我们英文不好,然而在当下,我们的英文却突然间进步了,在每次聆听尊贵的仁波切开示时,仁波切的开示与教诲,就这样非常直接地进入了我们心坎处,我相信这是仁波切用他的慈爱与加持下,为我们的心种下了法喜充满的佛法种子

    感动随喜与感恩的,因为尊贵的仁波切的开示与教诲能够结册成书,被永远地广传下来,让我们可以随时的细细回味仁波切的开示与教诲,从仁波切深入浅出的开示与教诲里,总是能感到一股力量,及一份温馨的提醒,教导我们如何去除无明与不再结下恶因,然而现在繁忙的都市人,总是被灯红酒绿的娑婆世界让我们一次次地迷失其中,每每当我们感到困惑时,只要阅读仁波切的开示与教诲,我们仿佛又被牵引回佛法与尊贵的詹仁波切神圣的曼达拉底下受到保护

    许多人不能够因一次听闻佛法就能够达到明白与证悟,然而只要我们不断地细细阅读仁波切的开示与教诲,并切身地将所学到的佛法运用与实践在我们的生活上,并学习转化我们的心识,让我们用菩提心与正见来造福与帮助一切有情众生

    感恩仁波切您的慈爱与善巧的方式来向我们弘扬佛法,让我们可以随时携带您的书籍,并可以随时打开电脑透过您的博客与youtube学习与分享佛法,祈愿您长驻在世常转法轮

  10. David Lai on Mar 18, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    If only more Buddhists would realize the potential of this book and the material contained within so that more Buddhists would read up on it and use it as a kind of definitive text or root text that all students of the Dharma, particularly those of the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions would uphold. I think the material contained within are pretty universal especially within the Tibetan/Vajrayana tradition so it is not really confined to just the Gelug tradition or anything.

    I think all Tibetan centers should consider this book as essential reading just like how the 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion by Ashvagosha has become essential reading for everyone looking towards a spiritual guide in this day and age. This is not to say that 50 Stanzas shouldn’t be read but as a supplement reading on the 50 Stanzas would be the Gurus For Hire, in which the 50 Stanzas in interpreted according the conditions and needs of practitioners today.

  11. Adrian Cho on Mar 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    It was a wonderful teaching and make it very clear for us easy to understanding..

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all this video teachings.

  12. Wah Ying on Mar 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I first read the book Gurus for Hire, is one of my most favorite books, but listening to the videos is even inspiring and learning more.

    Either the book (http://www.kechara.com/publications/publications/tsem-tulku-series/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale/) or the marathon teaching videos, is a must read/listen.

  13. Sheryl KH (JB) on Mar 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I have a copy of this book and I love it very much. I love this book for the diversity of the topics and the ease of reading and understanding the content.

    For all who are new to Dharma you will find this book very beneficial. Do get a copy of this.

    Thank you too for the team who transcribed and edited Rinpoche’s talk within a short time span, you can made the precious teachings available to many who did not have the chance to be at the scene 6-7 years ago.

  14. Sean Wang on Feb 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    This is a very amazing teaching about Guru Samaya. It is also a display of how far Rinpoche is willing to go to benefit others and spread the Dharma, by having a 3-day continuous Dharma talk. It is indeed an amazing feat!

    This teaching can be used to teach people how to properly treat your guru and how to properly set up a Dharma centre and how you must be virtuous when setting up a Dharma centre and not play political games behind closed temple doors.

    The book that was produced from this lovely teaching is indeed an amazing read and anyone should bless their eyes by reading the book!

  15. Sharon Saw on Feb 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I loved this teaching which is still a popular book with much positive feedback from Buddhists around the world. Many people who are not familiar with Vajrayana Buddhism are very skeptical of the concept of Guru devotion, seeing it in a negative light. This book will clear all misconceptions by explaining the role and purpose of the Guru as well as the student. It addresses very candidly the many issues Dharma communities encounter and provides guidelines on how Dharma students and volunteers can run their centres better to improve the harmony and spiritual success of their centres.

    This book is strongly recommended to anyone who is a Dharma student!

    It is available at leading bookstores in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and UK, as well as for order on many websites, including:

    on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Gurus-Hire-Enlightenment-Tulku-Rinpoche/dp/9834339984

    on Barnes & Noble:
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale-tsem-tulku-rinpoche/1016203283

    on Tower Books:
    http://www.tower.com/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-sale-tulku-rinpoche-tsem-paperback/wapi/113424398

    on The Book Depository, UK:
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Gurus-for-Hire-Enlightenment-for-Sale-Tsem-Tulku-Rinpoche/9789834339982

    on Wisdom Books, UK:
    http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=17478

    on Select Books, Singapore:
    http://www.selectbooks.com.sg/getTitle.aspx?SBNum=049911

    There is also the Acrobat e-book:
    http://www.mphonline.com/books/nsearchdetails.aspx?&pcode=9789675365065

  16. David Lai on Feb 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I think the common misconception about Guru devotion is to offer the Guru physical service in terms of providing comforts,monetary and other physical service like cleaning, cooking and so forth. According to Gurus For Hire, those are very minimal offerings that one offer to our Guru, which is necessary for generating merits but that the actual devotion. Real devotion to the Lama consists of mental and spiritual transformation along with listening and carrying out instructions and advice from the Guru.

    I am not picture perfect in such terms but I have seen many Dharma friends carry these with great aplomb and excel in their Dharma work. I think the success they have enjoyed is because of their hard work, transformation and carrying out the Guru’s instructions with their utmost ability. This is just wonderful way in which many senior students of Rinpoche express their devotion, their faith and their transformation over the years.

  17. Milly on Feb 22, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I had the merits to attend this teaching. It was a marathon teaching and Rinpoche was not feeling too well. But he still went on to teach us until late at night. Shows us how much Rinpoche loves the Dharma and cares for us. It covered all the mundane and crucial doubts in a new practictioner’s mind. Very realistic and practical teaching which applies to all Dharma centres irrespective of the lineage.

  18. abby f on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:09 am

    The word ‘Guru’ itself is so mystery, and who could be the Guru, how to find a Guru, what a Guru means and etc., all these are something totally new to most of the people. For someone who already has a Guru, the proper way to serve/assist a Guru, the attitude and motivation to serve a Guru could be something new as well, therefore a guild line to tell who, what, how, why (about Guru) is extremely important, because Guru is the one who teach/preach the teachings of the Buddha.

    If we serve our Guru well, we are actually creating causes for Dharma to grow in our region/place, this is because we prepare everything well for our Guru to teach/explain the Dharma to many. Besides this, by serving our Guru, we actually collecting numerous merits, the reason behind is also the same, as we are serving the person who benefits hundreds/thousands/millions of people.

    This teaching also helps us to find a Guru, as in Tibetan Buddhism, Guru is the key in our practice. Rinpoche said that in our era, Guru is important, as we can’t see/hear from Buddha directly. And to find a Guru is a long journey for some, to have a guideline is crucial. Anyway, to be a qualified student is as important as to find a qualified Guru. In Tibet, a Guru will observe a student before accepting a student and the student will observe the Guru before becoming a student of a Guru. This teaching tells perfectly about all these. A must-have book for serious practitioner or practitioner-to-be.

    If you prefer to read, you can also read this teaching in the book ‘Gurus For Hire, Enlightenment For Sale’. To purchase or check for further details, please visit this page: http://vajrasecrets.com/books/english-books/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale.html

  19. Paris on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I remember these talks like they were just yesterday, when we sat for a total of 27 hours in front of these wonderful teachings. A few of us then went away and transcribed all the teachings, edited them and got them ready for publishing 2 weeks after the teachings – a real amazing race… and amazing it really was!

    We did a second edition about two years later, where I had the opportunity to add other teachings on Guru devotion and the spiritual teacher, as well as further edit the first round of teachings. There’s something incredible and new that jumps out every time I have read through the manuscript – something that will sound more strongly than the time before, or the time before that.

    This covers just about every aspect we need to contemplate when entering a spiritual path in this day and age. Whatever that path may be, we will need to interact with our spiritual guides / mentors, the place that we practice in (or no place, as it might be) and the community that we’re practicing with. So this book, really, is applicable to anyone of any religion, for making the most out of their chosen path. Ultimately, the strongest most resonating message to me, throughout the book, is that a real teacher does everything he does, sets everything up and teaches and gives entirely for us, the students; that he wants nothing in return but for us to discover our own inner gurus and to be happy. Could it really be that simple? Yes, it really is – it’s just us that complicates everything else in between.

    • Paris on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:15 pm

      By the way, forgot to add that the wonderful, super, amazing book of these teachings is available here! http://www.kechara.com/publications/publications/tsem-tulku-series/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale/

      We have received a lot of very positive feedback about this book from practitioners of all traditions, who have told us that they relate very well to these teachings and highly recommend it to many others from their own centers etc.

      Please do share the teachings with people in your own centers around the world and drop back here to give us your feedback – how have the teachings helped you? or your center / spiritual community? what did you find most inspiring and helpful in these teachings? We would love to hear your experiences and thoughts too 🙂

      • sarahyap on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:24 am

        I remember reading the book “Gurus for hire,Enlightenment for sale”. That was like 3 years ago when I first read it, and I remember very clearly I finished the whole book in one sitting! (Very rare… lol)

        What made me read the book continuously was that the idea of a Guru-Student relationship was so new to me (at that time). As usual, being born in a family that goes to the temple only once a year doesn’t really expose me to Dharma at an early age, so knowing how the Guru is the key to our liberation… that truly caught my attention!

        If it wasn’t for this teaching which was made into the book by KMP, I would still be lost and not know what Guru devotion is all about. Truly glad that I was fortunate enough to get my hands on this book, it certainly changed my whole spiritual path to a more promising and positive light!

      • David Lai on Feb 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

        Dear Jamie,
        That was very fast transcribing and editing work! Wow! 24 hours of transcript would have taken me a whole month to transcribe! Anyway, it was a fabulous book!

        I remember once that when I was on a roadshow to Penang, I met someone from a Gelug center there and he read Gurus For Hire and loved it. He said it is so applicable and a great guide for those interested to engage in their practice in Buddhist center. He said he found this statement particularly relevant to him – Rinpoche said that centers with a resident teacher is like a Circus with a lion tamer or a ringleader so the wild animals are tamer and more under controlled as compared to those without a Guru. This is of course not verbatim from the book but from memory.

  20. Joy on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I remembered this teaching… it was a 3 day marathon teaching and we basically had about 3-4 hours nap and in between dinner and lunch breaks. It was such a crucial teaching for all of us because it answered all the questions that people would normally ponder about or being asked about by people. Rinpoche spoke like it was an interview of Q&As and basically all the taboo questions are being answered from centre politics to how one should treat one’s Guru. Rinpoche address all the questions that no normal monk would ever talk about and has ever talked about really.

    This teaching or talk could be used by any Dharma centre as a grounding rule on how to start up a Dharma centre with the correct motivation and correct attitude and mindsets. We are so lucky to have a Guru like Rinpoche who takes the extra care to teach us all this so that we silly lay people know how to treat one’s Guru and practice the Dharma well with the right kind of attitude. Instead of creating more negative karma by misbehaving, causing schism and wrong view of the 3 jewels, and with wrong conduct where by instead of collecting merits we degenerate. Definitely we do not wish to be a cause of that do we?

  21. Erickksiow on Feb 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Love this teaching, Rinpoche did make very clear about Guru Samaya.

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

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  • Chris
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 05:21 PM
    China is one of the most powerful countries in the world nowadays and many countries had chosen to be in China’s good books. It is only a matter of time where all the Tibetan government’s supporter will stop supporting them and be on China’s side.

    Let’s face it. The struggle for Tibet’s independence has been on-going for 60 years but there is no progress at all. Now, even His Holiness the Dalai Lama is telling the Tibetans to go for Umaylam instead of Rangzen. However, Umaylam requires their cooperation with the Chinese government.

    It is good for Tibetans or Tibetan government to befriend China because they will need their mercy to get back to Tibet because China has all the reasons for not letting the Tibetans go back to Tibet. They certainly do not need Tibetans.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 05:15 PM
    This is something I don’t understand. In the beginning, the 14th Dalai Lama was practising Dorje Shugden and he did not say anything about Dorje Shugden. Suddenly in 1996, he banned everyone from practising Dorje Shugden saying Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit.

    Dorje Shugden is a practice given to the Dalai Lama by his teacher, Trijang Rinpoche. Trijang Rinpoche would never harm the Dalai Lama by giving the Dalai Lama the practice of an evil spirit. This does not make sense at all. Is the Dalai Lama implying his teacher was not good and wanted to harm him when he said Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:49 PM
    Voyage to the Colossus of Rhodes

    In school, I remember we had a competition to make anything we wanted with the sole condition that it had to use LED lights. It was around the time that out of all the various figures of ancient Greek mythology, my fascination with Medusa was at its highest. Her story is an interesting one. She was once a beautiful maiden who, cursed by the goddess Athena, was made to look so terrible that the mere sight of her would turn anyone to stone. Over time her anger overtook her and she became a scourge, plaguing mankind. The demi-god Perseus slayed her and used her dreadful head to turn to stone monsters, beasts and other men alike in his self-serving yet glorified journey which ended with the founding of the ancient city-state Mycenae.

    Journey with Pastor Niral as he travel the the country rich in mythology: http://bit.ly/2LMkhJA
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:42 PM
    Growing up with Rinpoche: Putting down roots

    Rinpoche is never interested in secular activities just for the sake of it, but always uses his knowledge, interest and experience to see how he can improve the lives of those around him and how he can bring Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) to the next level in terms of serving others. So for Rinpoche, a vegetable farm is not just a vegetable farm, but an activity that can bring Dharma to others.

    Find out what exciting plans that Rinpoche has: http://bit.ly/32NjBsV
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:29 PM
    Over the years reading Rinpoche blog’s post , I have come across many true stories of how Rinpoche has helped countless of students and people in their career, sickness, business and so forth. Reading this post story is really amazing how relying on Setrap Protector and having trust and faith in our Guru has help Dato Eric Tan in his business . Dato’ Eric Tan’s achievements today is truly amazing all due his trust and never give up what ever happened.
    Thank you Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing. May more people read this post and be inspired.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-6.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 18. 2019 01:28 PM
    Heartfelt watching the beginning of the video. Could imagine the fear the furry Edie encountered, so much so hiding at the corner. Edie was so scared and just needed is a hug and pad from some kind soul . Bronwyne Mirkovich is so compassionate , kind for saving Edie’s life. Thank you too Edie Gobbie from the American Maltese Association for helping with this wonderful project to rescue animals. Life is so precious nor matter what it is , it is still a life……human or doggie. Dogs are our best friends, never harm, abuse or hurt them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/all-she-needed-was-a-hug.html
  • Chris
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:47 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this auspicious post with us. It is amazing that Kechara has the chance to make such offerings to the high lamas and monks in the monastery. This is a clear example of the generosity of Rinpoche that wishes each and every one of us to adopt.

    Making offerings to the sangha is very meritorious and we can collect a lot of merit with such actions because we are directly supporting the growth of Dharma and those high lamas are Buddhas. Seeing such pictures warms my heart and I rejoice to see those happy faces of those monks who received those very much needed offerings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-offerings-to-the-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:29 PM
    Wow ….. there have been so many UFO sightings in so many different countries. There are altogether eight UFO sightings within 10 days witnessed by people across the globe. They saw shiny unidentified flying objects flying past in the sky as reported. Very interesting….. strange object sparked theories of possible extra terrestrial sightings and they do definitely exist after all. Many UFO sightings have been reported in the last decades yet scientist or researchers yet to confirm the details or evidence to proof it. But the strange sightings in different countries at the same month could not be wrong as we know “they’ have been watching at the earth from some where up there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing …..simple amazing caught on camera by those eye witness.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-ufo-everywhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 07:27 PM
    There may have been a chance for a civilization to start billions of years before life began on Earth as discovered by scientists. Several discoveries and theories from some of the greatest minds in science point to the likelihood that there is something beyond out there in the universe. I do believe that we are not alone in the universe. Well, there many on going research that has taken place to look for signs of extra terrestrial life such as aliens. Scientist have been using telescope and specimen data to radios to detect and send communication signals. Currently, scientist do not have any evidence to support that aliens exist but the research work still going on with the discovery of a varieties of beings in the universal . Stories of the sighting of aliens and other species by eye witnesses yet to proof their existence. Researcher and scientists have not given up hope to research for evidence. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/mysteries-surrounding-ancient-aliens.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Aug 17. 2019 04:32 PM
    Buddha Manjushri is very compassionate. He will manifest in the forms that can benefit us. In this case, he manifested as an enlightened Dharma protector to help us remove our obstacles so we can practise and have realiation on Buddha’s teachings.

    I have read many stories about how Dorje Shugden has helped people including Tsem Rinpoche. Kechara is growing and flourishing because of the assistance from Dorje Shugden. As long as our motivation is right, Dorje Shugden will provide a conducive environment to fulfil our wishes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden.html
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:47 PM
    A Personal Account of Events with My Teacher – Honouring the Potential in All Sentient Beings

    Rinpoche’s bond with animals is even more palpable. Abandoned dogs find not only shelter but a loving home wherever Rinpoche is. Injured and unwanted birds find healing and a safe haven created to resemble their natural habitat. Fish are given clean, pure water and plenty of food. Even insects are not forgotten. Most important of all, their surroundings are designed to leave positive Dharma imprints in their mind streams and help them gain good rebirths.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/2y5PyP1
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:41 PM
    My mother’s White Tara

    The previous Telo Rinpoche had lived in Mongolia and during the Communist upheaval in his country, he was imprisoned along with many other monks and religious figures. Telo Rinpoche prayed to this image of White Tara, which he had with him and in the middle of the night, his cell doors miraculously swung open and he was able to just walk out. Later, with the help of some American scientists, he escaped and travelled to the United States where he connected with the Mongolian-Kalmyk community there, which included my parents.

    Read here: http://bit.ly/2Me6Sd3
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:35 PM
    Stories from a Chela – Real Transformation

    “Rinpoche’s drive to create a lasting mental change in a person’s life is nothing but pure compassion. Rinpoche certainly doesn’t get anything out of the person changing to become a better person, in fact, it often takes an emotional and physical toll on Rinpoche himself. Yet, Rinpoche goes out of his way to help his students and others to the best of his ability. Rinpoche does this in a number of ways, I’ll only touch on a few” ~ Pastor Niral Patel

    Learn more from Pastor Niral why he said that: http://bit.ly/2K3DmUj
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 10:33 PM
    Searching for the Loch Ness Monster

    “As a child, I remember sitting next to my dad watching TV and some of the only programmes that my dad actually enjoyed were documentaries. My dad loves learning about things, whether it be building something, handicraft, or even about the natural environment or mythological creatures. One of my earliest memories is of watching a documentary about the famed Loch Ness Monster, affectionately called Nessie.” ~ Pastor Niral Patel

    Find out what Pastor Niral did about his interest: http://bit.ly/2y6O86N
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Aug 16. 2019 04:59 PM
    Thank you for sharing this good article about three beautiful temples. The architecture of the temples is interesting as it is a combination of Thai and Chinese influence

    I never expected to find such magnificent Buddha statues in Kelantan.The temple are so beautiful and we have to spend some time to visit this temples.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2KCeu80

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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?
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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)
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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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
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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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!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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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
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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
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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.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    5 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    5 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    5 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    7 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    7 months ago
    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
    7 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    8 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    8 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    8 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    8 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
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After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
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We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
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Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
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Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
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It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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