Is Modern Technology Good or Bad for Spirituality?

Oct 2, 2016 | Views: 1,849

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FOUR POWERFUL TEACHINGS BY H. E. TSEM RINPOCHE.

When technology advances, more people will lose interest in spirituality. This is because people look for instant gratification and superficial compliments. They don’t need to put in the effort to transform to being a better person which brings them longer lasting happiness.

Tsem Rinpoche’s explanations in video below were spot on with addressing the current phenomenon of technology and how it affects our general well-being.

 

What were we taught and conditioned in our culture and society? And how is it totally different in the monastic world?

 

Imprints, and how they are being triggered.

 

Clear and powerful explanations on Dharma Protectors, their types and functions, and why we need Dharma Protectors.

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 14, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Although technology, speeds things up for us, and enables communications, there is trade off, the trade off is that our relationships are a lot less stronger than we hoped it to be. We have a lot of relationships, that are enabled via technology or with the help of technology. How really strong and wholesome are such relationships.

    This brings to mind an article I read before in some of those left wing, socialist magazines, in a village in Europe women folk used congregate at a fountain to get water for washing and cooking, and the exchanges at the fountain brought the community closer with one another, but with the advent of the technology of personal water faucets to homes, it made life easier, but made people more distant from one another.

  2. Eric kksiow on Nov 24, 2016 at 11:02 am

    That’s no good or bad ( Is Modern Technology Good or Bad for Spirituality? ). My personal thought is :

    It only takes a click. Or a tap. It is so easy to grab the smart phone and go into another world. Unlike a book that requires your mind to fill in the blanks, sounds and sights bombard us with tragic news clips, acrobatic kittens, and amazing displays of human talent. While it is debatable as to how much this has improved the lives of modern people, one thing is certain. Spiritual growth requires more than a click. It requires a discipline and intentionality that our new media habits abhor. Whether shopping Amazon or surfing Facebook, immediate access to what we want is what we get. But, is all technology bad for our spiritual growth? What technology helps or hinders my spiritual growth?

  3. Mingwen on Nov 24, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Some of my personal thoughts after viewing the 4 great teachings above from Tsem Rinpoche.

    #How sole dependence on Modern technology can affect our spirituality#
    ● We have to respect all sentient beings, whether we like it of not, because we are not going to survive independently without other sentient beings.

    #To be alone is worse than hell#
    ●Incorrect perceptions on how life suppose to be have been forced into our brains once we are born etc., boy has to wear blue, girl has to wear pink. Someone set it and all of us just followe blindly. Why? Because it’s a social norm, when we don’t follow what the others are doing, we are going to be outgroup and alienated. We have been chasing things like kites which lead us to nowhere and random places. These kites are also play by someone else and we are happily and blindly chasing them. I’ve to laugh at myself because I did the same like the others.
    ● Are we living for ourselves for true happiness or are we living to fulfill others ‘ secular expectations etc., own a luxury life and become the others’ ‘admiration’. All things that we can think of in the secular world are like illusions, they will eventually fade off when we firgured the tricks after some times.
    Etc., When we are becoming old and weak
    Hence, we are going to be too old amd weak to reroute back to the right track.
    ● Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha are who and what that we can fully rely on without doubt.

    #Karma’s job is make you suffer#
    ● Imprints and Karmas, I think they work interdependently too. I always have doubts about whether we do have the ability to amend our future lives(Karma) because our karmas that we have collected in all of the previous lives(millions/ trillions of them?) are yet to open up. I’m thinking even if I’m doing good deeds and Dharma works in this life, it’s all linked to my previous life which I’ve did something good therefore I’m allow to do what am I doing now. Being alive is not just about to enjoy, live, sleep, eat and work. It’s much deeper than we can think about.

    #Powerful explanation on Dharma protectors#
    ● Dharma protectors like Dorje Shugden will bless us and protect us regardless of race, religion, gender, and age.
    ● If we truly have faith and and do our parts to practice Buddhadharma, we will gain ultimate results.
    ●After that, what we need to pay back to the Buddha is to solely do our own parts and transform our negative minds. Pure earnings, I can’t see where to lose.

    Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche for sharing and teaching us to be good tirelessly .

  4. Jace Chong on Nov 24, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for the Dharma talks, what Rinpoche says make a lot of sense especially the part that mention modern technology has taken over the need of the spirituality but in the end it didn’t bring us anything.

    I also agree on the “value” we are imprinted by general society that we need some outer thing such as relationship, career, beauty to make us feel valuable. Nothing make us valuable if we depends on others to give us happiness. Happiness arise from oneself when we focus out.

    Practicing spirituality and develop inner self is always a better way and actually it’s the ultimate way of living as the only result of being dependent on outer things is sufferings.

    Thank you..

  5. Pastor Antoinette on Nov 24, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Rinpoche explains how elementals help us with the rain. When we destroy the environment and only focus on profit and building, these elementals have no place to stay and will go away. But also when we hurt animals, kill them and so on, they don’t like it and will leave.

    How is it that we think we can destroy the environment and nothing changes? I never knew how the raindance is connected but through Buddhism I have learned that there is so much more than we see. We need to make good conditions for the elementals to stay.

    In the other video, Rinpoche teaches us about how important it is to many that we have a partner. I think it is sure ok to have a partner but we need to remember that we are born alone and we die alone. I think it is important how we live our life and that we develop our mind for the future.

    Nowadays with Facebook and Google we become dependent on a machine, rely on google to give us answers, have virtual friends who we will never meet in person… These people will not support in daily life, if we are sick or need help. This is a good reminder on how we spend our days and what we do on a concrete level to help those around us, even if they are not our family.

    We don’t know our Karma and it can open up any moment. So i think we should not condemn others and their lot but see how we can help them.

    Thank you,
    Pastor Antoinette

  6. Albert on Nov 24, 2016 at 3:03 am

    When we were young, we were being taught that we must study well, then only we can get a good job when we grown up, and have a good family with comfortable lifestyle, it has been the culture for many decades ago, but when we really study well and get good score, what are the possibilities that we are so sure to get a good job? and even when we have a good job, again what are the possibilities that we can have a happy relationship and family. Everything was so ideally perfect that was being taught, and after when we grown up, we found out that it is not as what we were told, even though we have done our best to live our life, obstacles still appear, problems come knocking our door, difficulties are like our shadow, no matter where we turn or go, it seems to be following so tightly.

    When we faced so much stress and unhappiness, we tend to find another exit for ourselves to escape, and internet became one of the comfortable place where we can get to meet with the people we don’t know, we tell our problems and get ‘advice’, we get comfort, or even recognition without putting any effort into it, then slowly, we get to hang on to that comfort zone and ‘assumed’ that we have lots of friends who’s caring.

    Another disadvantage of advance technology is everything became so easy and convenient and at times, we became dependent on the internet / technology, people become more lazy to think, whenever they came across anything they not familiar with, immediately they go onto internet to get the solution and in fact, that is not even difficult to solve at all.. Quick fix and quick answer is now what the people looking into. With this convenience, spirituality became not important and some people even look at it as a burden, or suffering to their comfortable and convenient life.

  7. pammie yap on Nov 24, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Modern technology can be good or bad depending on what we use it for. To get attention for something just to feed our needs does not help us in our ‘real’ life. This is just short term and it doesn’t help us. Instead it just feed our ego more.

    But with spirituality, not only that it is long term, it is ‘real’ and it can be used to benefit others. To have a spiritual guide and protector to guide us on this path.
    Using modern technology can help us but we must not depend too much on it till we lose focus on the real reasons of benefitting.

  8. June Kang on Nov 24, 2016 at 1:40 am

    科技發達給人方便,卻讓許多人依賴科技藐視人文,科技一直以來都強調「用」,人很容易為它著迷, 它影响了人们的心灵.

    科技發達也让现代人们容易放弃,把事情交给一个“银盘”,谷歌为他们提供任何东西,人们不再是坚持通过努力工作和决心去实现成功,有如仁波切所说人们变得懒惰了。

    古时人们学习都需有老师的教导,甚至有些还需步行数千里向大师学习,所以都会感激老师和学以致用,反观现代点击一个按钮,就得到了直接教导,容易得来的,人们都不会欣赏或感激它,并且可能不会去实践, 学佛也是如止。

    听这3个简短的教导,能让你对人生有不同的看法。

  9. nicholas on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:12 am

    In this modern time a lot of people are looking for fast and easy way to get result. Modern technology allow this but a lot of people forgotten that spirituality is not about fast result from the technology but is about inner development for one to become a good person eventually becoming a happier person. We can see this very easily by looking into the education system in the school today and the behaviour of the parents that only want their child to excel in their education rather than spiritual development.

    Actually by neglecting spirituality there are a lot of negative impact towards the individual. Without strong spiritual development one will easily mentally and emotionally breakdown due to wrong perception of what is real in this samsaric world.

    Understanding karma will make us aware of the situation that happen to us and karma also give us the real picture how we should live our life in the right way. As we understand karma and believe in past, present and future lives then we know that we need a guide and a protector to help us create a conducive condition in this modern world for us to be more focus in our spiritual practice.

    Nothing in the technology world is permanent but in spirituality, you can bring or have them with you in any form of changes in your life.

  10. Pastor Henry Ooi on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:10 am

    The analogies Rinpoche gave in the videos provided me easier understanding of the teachings. For example, how modern technology that seemingly gives us better knowledge and convenience of things degenerates secular and spiritual practices. Back in the old days before technology advanced we had to memorise or write down in a notebook the telephone number of our friends. But now we depend on our mobile phone memory instead of ours. Another example is we had to do mental calculations for maths but nowadays almost everyone depends on the use of calculators and now mobiles even have built in calculator. Yes, it is true that we are becoming lazier as technology advances.

  11. Julia Tan on Nov 23, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Is modern technology good or bad for spirituality? Well, look at how people used to depend on ritual and pujas and prayers when they need help. For example calling for rain during drought. Where by today people can’t do that anymore. Why? The ritual is lost, people who do the ritual not spiritual anymore, the resources of the ritual are gone. People depend on technology when communicate, find out answers, solve the problems, they are comfortable staying at home living their lives alone but with technology like facebook, google, Instagram waiting for others to like you. Those likes comfortably became your friends. Confortable because you don’t have to deal with others ugliness. People lost contact with nature, with human and love. people even lied to themselves to make themselves feel good and believe that it’s ok to be like that and trust that they are happy. People get so comfortable and think that they don’t need spirituality. Soon they don’t even know and have a chance to experience spiritualilty anymore.

    Those who think they are still spiritual, wanted to be spiritual, learning to be spiritual and even going all the way for spirituality are very blessed and have the merits and karma to do so. We are responsible to the lost of spirituality. We have the responsibility to preserve the spirituality in order connect to each other.

  12. Yeo Kwai Gin on Oct 24, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    感恩仁波切的开示与教诲!

    现代的发达科技,带领了整个社会迅速发展,无论在建筑,发展,科学,交通,甚至在宗教,也可以迅速的将讯息传到世界每一个角落!就如仁波切提到关于科技发达,就如“水可载舟,但也可覆舟”,科技也是一把双面刀,可以把好的讯息传播到世界各地,利益很多的人,但是相反的,也可以将坏的讯息或阴谋,迅速的传播到世界各地,我们不得不谨慎运用它们,造善业或恶业,完全操纵在自己的手里。

    仁波切还开示关于为何我们要到殊胜的地方朝圣,那里会给我们殊胜的印记,我们前世所带来的“印记”,前世的印记如何影响这一世的生活,业果成熟后所带来的影响。还有,不善业如果业果成熟后,会带来何等不好的影响等等,大家应该花些时间看看,一定会给大家带来不同的领悟!

    在此感恩仁波切的开示!

    愿上师长寿,常转法论,吉祥如意!

    感恩合十
    Yeo Kwai Gin

  13. Uncle Eddie on Oct 24, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    This invigorating topic reminded me of a discussion that I have witnessed over the home TV some years ago, purportedly held at His Holiness, The Dalai Lama’s meeting Lounge in Dharmasala. As said, it was held informally between a group of western world scienctists and professors of intelligient sciences of western, European and U.S.A universities. Some of the very interesting views on this subject that can still be vividly remembered contained mostly of H.H. The Dalai Lama’s wisdomed expressed views on the affordsaid subject matter, as reproduced hereunder:- (1) The Dalai Lama expressed that it is most important for the tradition of sciences of both parties, consisting represntatives of the western and eastern world to work together, for the mental development of peace and happiness of sentient beings. (2) Many are of the impression that these two setups are different and incompatible, which the Dalai Lama reiterated it was not the case. (3) The Dalai Lama stressed to assertain that the kind of dialoque is extremely important to be used as a means of contributing something valuable and essential to future humanity. Such dialoques will enable each tradition to benefit in the long term. This is one essential requirement to work on for the benefit of both traditions. (4) The Dalai Lama then went on to mention that it is also very important to understand the latest scienctific findings concerning the nature of the mind and the relationship and the nature of conscientiousness between the mind and brain. There are subjects that we can discuss exaustively, but still not able to come to any definite conclusions – many things needed to be further researched from generations to generations. This, of course is the resposibility for us all to attempt on! In conclusion, the Dalai Lama added, that both the two traditions of the sciences should feel happy to be able to come together for such extrordinary reviews and discussions for the benefit of all concerned, and most importantly for happiness, peace and benefits of all beings on Mother Earth! Om Mani Padme Hung.

  14. Vivian Ong on Oct 21, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the short teachings on Youtube. Modern technology has its advantages and disadvantages. The disadvantage is that when we rely too much technology to find an answer for eg. Google, then we will never bother to go and find it our ourselves in a real life scenario. The advantage of technology to spirituality is that it can reach the world by just a click on the mouse. After being in Kechara for a few years now, I notice that many people, young and old are not mindful. Sometimes, we just need to calm down our mind to look at things at a different angle.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  15. TekLee on Oct 18, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the video. Technology nowadays really make a big influence and impact to current age. Especially to youngster. And many people nowadays tend to be not mindful. One could be rely too much on technology. However, if people can use technology wisely in a useful way, technology really helps a lot, be it in our daily life or spiritual practice. For example Rinpoche’s blog and facebook and youtube video. People from every corner of the world can learn Dharma online. We already have Kecharian attending group discussion and some other activity through Skype. If we apply it in a correct way, technology really benefit us even in spirituality.
    Thank you again Rinpoche for sharing this teachings. This is a way technology assist in my spiritual path. 🙂 _/\_

  16. Kb Thapa on Oct 13, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Technology has done amazing and wonderful things to advance humanity in the last These days. Today, people have computers the size of post cards (cell phones) that are more powerful than anything that existed 20 years ago. People are consequently able to connect to other people and services very quickly. Technology makes things convenient and fast just Rinpoche’s blog millions of people are benefiting from this every moment , we just need to appreciate and learn..

  17. paolorossi4444 on Oct 9, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Great Tsem Tulku!

  18. Pastor KH Ng on Oct 8, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I agree. Sole dependence on modern technology is definitely bad for spirituality!

    The nature of modern technology is that it “makes things convenient and fast” and hence also give instant gratifications and create a habit of short term gratification that is addictive and habituating, so much so that we become attached to this immediate “happiness”, But alas, the same method also give immediate sadness and anger and what happiness we get is less and less satisfactory leading to us to spiral down this attachment to modern technology.

    Like anything, we must view and use things wisely and not be attached to it. Hence, while sole dependence on modern technology is bad; it can also be use in a good way for spirituality; like this website.

  19. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 6, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Karma’s Job is to Make you suffer

    It’s scary to have negative imprints and negative karmic energy, like stinginess. When we are habituated with it, we just generate it on a daily basis, even with a thought! The fear of not having that creates this negative karmic imprint is something that we need to deal with and bring under control. Otherwise, we create the cause to suffer when the karma ripens and opens up and we will not get even what we need, much as we plan and save and scrounge and take advantage of others so that we don’t have to spend our own money.

    We should do a daily practice, do purification and collect merits/ create more positive imprints to counter it. Otherwise true enough karma will do its job and get us to suffer! We will grow old and not have even our basic needs to keep us going! When the karma opens, even if we have money, we will not be able to spend it! WE will be worrying 24 hours how to protect it! We continue to suffer. Ultimately, this energy of stinginess will destroy us.

  20. shelly tai on Oct 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this three videos . Modern technology do bring a lot of convenient to our daily life and most people nowadays are really very much rely on all these technology look what happen people are so much in need of their hand phone , their phone is like a need and they must have it but in most time what most people like to access is information about their self cherishing wants I would said hardly you will see anyone go on line to read spiritual article and this the trend now , by right we should make use of all these technology to help us to advance in our spirituality but we use it in a wrong way.

  21. William Chua on Oct 5, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I love these 3 short teachings. How technology is eroding spirituality and it is because of humans is now seeking for instant gratification rather than developing the inner self to feel gratitude. We live in the world now of where people give up easily and things are handed to them in a silver platter. No longer are people persevered to achieve success through hard work and determination. In the olden ways, the journey matters more that the result because it is through the journey we learn and grow.

    The best example is like now where with a click of a button, we get the direct teachings from Tsem RInpoche. Because of the ease in receiving these teachings, people may not appreciate it as much and may not contemplate and practice. If we compare with the olden times, people travel travel thousands of miles to get to a guru in order to receive teachings. It is because of the hardship in travelling and the obstacles they face to reach the destination which makes them appreciate the teachings when they receive them. When they receive, they will surely practice. Therefore, modern technology does erode spirituality and mankind.

  22. Wylfred Ng on Oct 5, 2016 at 10:38 am

    谢谢仁波切的教诲。

    仁波切的教诲也充分的体现了“水能载舟,亦能覆舟”的道理。 在这个资讯和科学发达的时代, 现在的人比起以前的人生活变得更简单, 也更方便。 在佛法的好处就是我们可以简单在网上得到佛法的资料。 不好的地方就是会影响我们的修行。

    不过仁波切说得对, 在我们死的那一刻, 所有我们世俗的成就一点也帮不到我们, 无论是我们的家人、财富、荣耀、或是在世间让我们方便的科技、谷歌都帮不到我们。 有的只是我们过度依赖科技而惰于修行的后悔, 不过那时候后悔已经帮不到我们了。

    谢谢

  23. graceleong on Oct 4, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    When True Spirituality disappears, when people do not want to be compassionate, do not want to be benevolent, do not wish to take on the sufferings of others and not think of others, depression will set in.
    Same as why the Rain Dances don’t work anymore – all the necessary elementals needed to achieve rain or true spirituality eroded and disappeared, hence the rain won’t come in during a Rain dance and similarly mind transformation and Enlightment won’t take place if we continue to degenrate the Dharma.
    Technology do not equate happiness. Technology just gives an instant high, like drugs and alcohol, one needs to take more and more to keep it up. However if we practice Buddhism well Happiness will set in. Through the practice of Dharma we are keeping the elementals alive, we are keeping the lineage alive, we are creating the causes for Dharma to stay and grow to benefit more beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for the 3 short videos. The teachings are powerful and the short videos are effective and refreshing.

  24. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for these three powerful teachings.

    To begin with, yes modern technology has affected the minds and psyche of people today. People everywhere are caught up in the promise of instant gratification that googling provides them for anything under the sun.Also social media enables them to garner ‘likes’ and ‘followers’ as if each ‘like’ or each ‘follower’ equates with someone out there admiring them and wanting to be their friend. The more ‘likes’ and ‘followers’ they have the more popular they think are!

    Unfortunately, a day will come soon enough, when age catches up with you and you cannot continue to maintain this number of likes or followers. Then your euphoria or ‘high’ is over. You crash to the ground and suffer a hard landing. Then you realize you had not cushioned yourself to face all this. You have grown too old to pursue all this. Sickness sets in. loneliness sets in as you are deserted by all your fair-weather friends.

    Real spirituality would have given you the inner cushioning that you now so badly need. Real spiritual practice in the form of mind transformation , developing compassion, patience, giving and the like.

  25. Sock Wan on Oct 4, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful teaching on technology vs spirituality. We often think science and technology are almighty. Science gives us proof to our doubts, technology help human to achieve the impossible, for instance a journey to the outer space. But does science really explains all our doubts? Has it proved every single question we have in our mind? Long before science proves meditation can calm our mind, many saints, yogis, Buddhas had already knew it. Before there is technology, our ancestor already knew the technique to build mega building like the pyramids. Perhaps our ancestors, due to lack of so-called science and technology was able to optimise the potential of our mind and power to do things we cannot even imagine.

    As technology gets more advanced, we becomes lazier. How many of us actually remembers the phone numbers of the people on our phone list? Before there was mobile phone, we had to memorise the numbers. Now, our mind is busy scanning through information on the internet, not really remembering anything.

  26. Loan on Oct 4, 2016 at 9:46 am

    This teaching reinforces the spiritual journey that I am on. Thank you so much for making it available and free!

  27. Sofi on Oct 4, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Listening to Rinpoche’s teachings, I realise how empty my life had been. Always aiming for the comfortable life, ie. career and financial stability, family and leisure to fill the in between. All these will change and evolve but never giving us permanent happiness or control of our next lives. Now with the advent of technology and gadgets, we have more to occupy our time, taking us further away from discovering spirituality within us. I really thank whatever merit I had to have met my Guru to receive his teachings and guidance to realise the futility of living only for this life and not thinking of what’s to come, Death and beyond. Since knowing that karma controls the conditions of every expect of our lives, our Guru gives us the method to control our karma. Being comfortable to be alone with ourselves and our minds will a good achievement into understanding that fulfilment does not depend on external distractions. It would mean we are able to go into extensive retreat to connect with the Buddhamind that is within us.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these video teachings with us. Rinpoche constantly touch something in us and help us understand ourselves better.

  28. Karenc. on Oct 3, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Often we hear about how people are looking up to being an urbanite like NewYorker, Londoner, Parisian, Edokko etc because living in big cities equals to luxury, rich, culture, technology, freedom, convenience, opportunities, vibrant, you name it. What the society portrays success nowadays is actually to deepen our delusions, which is further away from the core of Buddha’s teaching. That’s why in big cities, the depression and suicidal cases are dramatically higher than in the rural area, because people are generally unhappy. Yet like what Rinpoche has mentioned, we cannot blame these people who does not have the opportunity to even hear Dharma teaching as their karma just did not allow them to be born in places where they could be near spirituality.

    It’s rather ironic that the wealthier we are, the more stingy we become due to the fear of losing. The cycle of craving what we want and fear of losing it happens in every facets in our life – family, career, relationship etc. From Rinpoche’s teaching, i realised that being stingy does not only apply on monetary, but also emotions, that we always want to win, that we step on others and not wanting to look bad. This will definitely serve as a reminder for me to be more conscious when dealing with people. Thank you Rinpoche for such a wonderful and timely teaching, as always.

  29. sonny tan on Oct 3, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching and after listening to the three discourses and reflecting on my life’s journeys, I feel that it did stir up many of my dormant feelings. These reflection has somewhat made me realize that my life aspirations had seemingly eroded without me being consciously aware of it happening. I feel like it had robbed me of my mental equilibrium and I was not even aware that karma can play a very important role like being miserly and how it would end up hitting back.
    Although I am aware that machines have dominated much of our life and the dependency on it is growing alarmingly but it has also developed in us a false sense of satisfaction without us realizing the impact it had created. While we need these machines to make our life function easier it had also robbed us our innate capabilities.
    Therefore I strongly believe Rinpoche discourse is timely to make us realize that we must not be too dependent on machines and make us see that our spiritually need to be placed at a higher perspective and should not be weighed down by these modern equipment’s.

  30. Echeah on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for loading up these precious teachings on Youtube & the blog. What Rinpoche has shared makes complete sense and is entirely logical. Not long ago, a group of western tourists climbed to the peak of one of our famous mountains, then at the summit, stripped and peed and chronicled their “achievement” complete with videos on social media, perhaps for a good laugh. The local people were outraged at the antics and said nobody should do such disrespectful things on what they believe is a sacred mountain where many ancient spiritual beings reside. Coincidentally or not, about a week later, a strong earthquake occured in the vicinity that killed some climbers and stranded or injured many others. The local people put the two and two together and believed that was the direct result. They then performed rituals and prayers to appease the angered beings. When this was reported, the western media scoffed, pooh-poohed and ridiculed at our third world mentality and spiritual hocus-pocus. Some were even angry that the locals blamed the innocent western visitors who did nothing wrong but were just having fun.

    I’m not saying that these 2 incidents are linked or am I putting the blame on any of the tourists, but as Buddhist dharma teaches, we must acknowledge that we are not alone. The human race should not gloat and think they are invincible and superior beings, which is the usual stance as we see in Hollywood movies. Believe or don’t believe is not the point. The point is, whatever our beliefs, we should always respect other people’s culture and beliefs and not impose our own beliefs or non-beliefs on others. That would be arrogant and condescending.

    It is common courtesy that when you visit someone’s territory, you should be mindful of how things are and not treat it as your own backyard and do whatever you like any way you like and leave a mess for your host to clean up. You’d be respectful, it is someone else’s territory, you’d observe their culture, you don’t deface and destroy things or at least be mindful and don’t offend. If you do, the hosts can be polite and not voice their displeasure or they could. Even the western world has this saying that when in Rome, do what the Romans do. It’s nothing to do with violating human rights. It’s to do with plain common courtesy.

    • Karenc. on Oct 3, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Echeah, I like what you said. Regardless what religion, cultures, family background or society status, we all as human beings, should be respectful to each other. Personally i do not think there’s distinction between people, whether you are from first world or third world country, whether u r rich or poor, instead, we should embrace the diversity of the society that we live in and look past the outer facade of someone’s background, religion, culture and tradition and just be kind to anyone. The world can be a better place when we all take responsibility as individuals.

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    Sunday, Sep 22. 2019 02:15 PM
    Ram is a Nepalese staff working in Tsem Ladrang for many years. He is hardworking, friendly and polite. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche always sees Ram as part of the big family.

    In mid-2016, Ram’s wife in Nepal who was pregnant for 7 months suddenly developed complications, she had to go for operation due to dislocation of the baby in the womb. Ram’s wife and baby were very weak and in dangerous condition, the doctor had no choice but to operate and take out the baby. The doctor …even said EITHER the wife or the baby would survive.

    Ram was very worried and informed Tsem Rinpoche immediately, Rinpoche’s divination showed that both the wife and the baby would survive, and immediately instructed pujas to be done and candles to be lit for both the wife and the baby for a few days. Rinpoche also instructed Ram to recite Dorje Shugden’s mantra strongly to pray for protection for his wife and baby.

    Read more about Ram’s wife and his baby at http://bit.ly/2krBWu8
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 22. 2019 02:10 PM
    Founded in 1790, Beijing (Peking) Opera has been the main form of Chinese entertainment for over 200 years. It all started when the Four Great Anhui Troupes went to Beijing to perform for the Imperial Court, with the royal families present. Although in this time and age, this beautiful national art form has to compete with blockbuster films, TV drama series, home-made internet films, MTV music videos etc …many, many people in Beijing and most parts of China still appreciate it.

    The Chinese government encourages the younger generation to participate in Beijing Opera, and like Wang Tao Yang (aka “Wonder Kid of Peking Opera”) many of the younger kids seem to have a natural ability for it.

    Read more this interesting article at http://bit.ly/2kWwobm
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 22. 2019 01:59 PM
    Manjushri, whose name means ‘Gentle Glory’ or ‘Sweet Splendor’ in Sanskrit; ‘Wen Shu Shi Li’ (文殊师利)in Chinese; ‘Monju Bosatsu’ in Japanese; ‘Moosoo Posal’ in Korean; ‘Jampel-yang’ in Tibetan) is one of the most important Bodhisattvas in the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions.

    Manjushri is also known as ‘Manjugosha’ (the Gentle-Voiced One); ‘manju’ refers to how the continuum of his life has been rendered ‘gentle’ by his grasp of transcendental wisdom, and ‘gosha’ refers to his perfect ability to communicate the Dharma verbally and in written form, in which he destroys illusions, delusions and ignorance that keep all sentient beings within samsara.

    Read more about Manjushri at http://bit.ly/2mpeezi
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 22. 2019 01:50 PM
    Tai chi is a mind-body practice that involves a series of slow, flowing exercises that combine movement, meditation, and rhythmic breathing. Although it was initially developed as a martial art, it’s commonly practiced as a form of “moving meditation.” According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, tai chi’s movements can help stimulate the flow of vital energy (also known as “chi”) and, in turn, promote healing from a variety of health conditions.

    Many practitioners of tai chi use this technique to enhance physical and mental health, as well as to improve posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. In addition, tai chi is said to boost mood, alleviate pain, strengthen the immune system, and improve heart health.

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  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 09:56 PM
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing the importance of making offering to Buddha. Many would not put priority on making offering on the altar as preference is always spending the money for ourselves. But we didn’t realise that making offering is directly helping us in our spiritual path and we would be able to generate merits through this process. We should always remind ourselves not to be stingy in making offering but be very generous instead.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-shopping-for-the-buddhas
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 08:43 PM
    A revelational read about the ugly politics of Potala. Contrary to the general belief of the untouchable holy status of the Dalai Lamas; they were frail and disposable, especially during their younger years. Based on records, it seemed that during those centuries, it was obvious that if the Dalai Lamas succumbed to the control of the upper few like the Regent and the serf lords, he would live long and prosper. If he had a mind of his own or had ideas to reform, then he would be eliminated. Imagine, if the holiest of the holy had not to exchange his free will for survivor and acceptance by the upper few, leave alone the life of others and the commoners. Thank you for this article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/power-struggle-at-dalai-lamas-potala-palace-tibet.html#comments
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:55 PM
    Anger can cause many problems to us. It is scary to know sometimes we don’t even feel we are an angry person. We wonder why people are walking away from us, the truth is no one wants to be near us because we are angersome, people cannot get along well with us.

    We have to always observe our mind, don’t let our anger eats us up. We are always kind to people we love but we cannot give the same kindness to people who are not related to us or who we don’t like. In order to cultivate kindness, we have to learn to be kind to everyone, regardless if they are kind to us or related to us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/do-you-want-to-hear-the-truth.html
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    Buddhist teachings arrived in the country known today as Indonesia in the 2nd Century CE. Buddhism is the second oldest religion after Hinduism in this region. For the most part, Hinduism and Buddhism co-existed peacefully in Indonesia. Before their arrival, the people in this region believed in animism, the belief in the supernatural power of Mother Nature. They regarded trees and stones as sacred objects and used these for worship to connect with their higher power.

    The Buddhist influence was first introduced by the traders and missionaries from Eastern India who travelled to this region via the ancient maritime Silk Road or Silk Route, a route that spanned from China to the Mediteranian Sea and was central to trading and cultural interaction. Over the centuries, for 2,000 years, the traders and missionaries who travelled along the Silk Road played a strategic role in the dissemination of religious beliefs across Eurasia. The traders often built shrines and temples of their own faith during their travels in order to worship their own gods.

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    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:09 PM
    One of the many fascinating and historical festivals in Malaysia is the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. This festival takes place from the first to ninth day of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

    Throughout this nine-day festival, adherents observe a strict vegetarian diet, meditate, study scriptures, interact with fellow vegetarians, and make donations to the temples to show their devotion to the gods. During this festival, many hawkers and vendors set up stalls around the town to sell food and prayer supplies. Many devotees also take this opportunity to donate to various rituals and ceremonies in order to maintain luck, to dispel bad luck, and to show appreciation for the good luck they received in the previous year.

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  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:03 PM
    Among the many countries around the world, Sri Lanka is known for its rich Buddhist culture and heritage. It is where the the ancient city of Polonnaruwa is located, a place where kings ruled Sri Lanka’s central plains more than 1,000 years ago. It was a thriving commercial and religious city from the 11th to the 13th centuries, and the ancient city has many precious relics and Buddha statues.

    A scene in ‘Save a Prayer’ music video
    A scene in ‘Save a Prayer’ music video

    The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO as it is one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in Sri Lanka, a reputable testimony to the greatness of its first rulers. In 1982, Duran Duran filmed their ‘Save a Prayer’ music video amongst the beautiful scenery there.

    Read more athttp://bit.ly/2kLIGDw
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:02 PM
    Brief Garden is a hidden paradise in Kalawila Village, located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) from the resort town of Bentota in Sri Lanka. The garden and the house on the estate was the residence of the famous architect and landscape designer, Bevis William Frederick Bawa (Bevis Bawa) (1909 – 1992). Bevis Bawa was also a military officer by profession, and he served as the personal secretary (Aide-de-camp) to four Governors of Ceylon (the present day Sri Lanka) during the British colonial era.

    Brief Garden is a delight for those who love nature. When visitors walk into the garden, they will be able to enjoy the jungle feel of the garden and its unique sculptures. The house on the estate is cosy and comfortable. Bevis Bawa built the premise with care and the intention to make it his retirement home.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2kLIGDw
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:01 PM
    Brief Garden is a hidden paradise in Kalawila Village, located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) from the resort town of Bentota in Sri Lanka. The garden and the house on the estate was the residence of the famous architect and landscape designer, Bevis William Frederick Bawa (Bevis Bawa) (1909 – 1992). Bevis Bawa was also a military officer by profession, and he served as the personal secretary (Aide-de-camp) to four Governors of Ceylon (the present day Sri Lanka) during the British colonial era.

    Brief Garden is a delight for those who love nature. When visitors walk into the garden, they will be able to enjoy the jungle feel of the garden and its unique sculptures. The house on the estate is cosy and comfortable. Bevis Bawa built the premise with care and the intention to make it his retirement home.

    Read more at bit.ly/2mtatsM
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 03:34 PM
    Malaysian weddings are diverse, unique and colourful affairs, as is to be expected in a country that is a melting pot of cultures and faiths. Generally speaking, wedding customs in Malaysia are determined based on the couple’s race, religion or both. As a large percentage of Malaysians are Malays, and given that Malaysia’s constitution provides that all Malays are to be Muslims, Malay weddings are typically steeped in Malay traditions and solemnised according to the tenets of Islam.

    Read more http://bit.ly/2mt9FnK
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    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 11:14 AM
    How we feel should not be affected by what others say about us. Everyone has a different expectation and perception of things. Their comments on us are purely based on their perception, it may be true and it may not be true.

    Our motivation might be misunderstood, but it should not matter. At the end of the day, we create our own karma. If we react to negative comments with negative emotion and behaviours, we are the one who lose out. We should always remember what the 8 verses of mind transformation say, give the victory to others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-thought-2.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Sep 20. 2019 05:00 PM
    Hokkaido such a wonderful place to visit and good place to worth the money spent.It is famous for the volcanoes,natural hot spring and snow fields that dot its spot.Hokkaido is well known for its variety of fresh seafood and agriculture .

    Yearly millions of people local as well abroad visited Hokkaido because of its beauty Thank you very much for the amazing article about beautiful Hokkaido.

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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
5 months ago
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.
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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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Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Gompa Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
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Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra 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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