Buddhist monks far off in the Russian mountains

Feb 15, 2016 | Views: 856

Dear friends around the world,

This is amazing. I came across this accidentally and am I glad I did. I have searched the webs for more information but this is all I can find. I guess they would have more in the Russian language. But for now these extremely inspiring and beautiful pictures will touch your heart. I don’t see a picture of the monk clearly so I guess maybe he is humble and does not want to be seen? I am not sure.

They have so little and so much hardship and yet they don’t give up and just build, live together and pursue. They don’t find excuses to fail. Their future is so uncertain yet they don’t give up to build their spiritual community in the harsh mountains. They take it one day at a time trusting Buddha. They are really building a community. There are so many people where the centres are set up, the teachers are there, they have food, there is transport, comfortable rooms and everything is completely ready yet they can find excuses to not do dharma or find fault. They find reasons to procrastinate till it’s too late. Imagine if we had to work as hard as these monks to build our temple to practice in the remote cold mountains. Then it burns down and we have to do it again. Imagine if we had to go through this much hardship to get dharma? We don’t have to and yet we still can find problems both internal and external. Instead of feeling down, this is a great inspiration! It is for me a great inspiration. Let’s do dharma. Let’s build, construct, make it happen and bring dharma to ourselves and those karmically ready. Let’s learn, practice, share with others the dharma and be successful in our dharma works. Let’s never let our inner ‘obstacles’ manifest into outer obstacles but let go. Let’s not find internal reasons that constrict us. Let’s do dharma and just make it work!! Do our dharma work with responsibility, diligence, love, care and do it well. Let’s improve on the inside and then manifest on the outside. We can do it. This applies to anything in life and not just dharma. Don’t let difficulties stop you because the time passes anyways. It can pass with you struggling with a purpose and in the end you have results to be proud of. Or you can let time pass by sedentary and procrastinate and it may be easy now, but in the end, you have no results. You see the real struggle is in the end you have no results. So this applies to anything in life. Don’t give up and succeed! Nothing to lose!

Buddhist practitioners who really would like to gain higher attainments stay away from the bustle of endless and empty city life. But the resident members here really take it another notch and much higher. How much adversity, obstacles and hardship they have to endure to build their little monastery in the mountains. Absolutely beautiful and touching. But there is some danger to the existence of this monastery so please read below carefully to understand.

I hope one day I can ask some of my students to go visit and find out more. For now I offer my prayers to the Buddha and Three Jewels that this monastery will grow, the members will grow, they will be safe and their practice will reach fruition. By the power of the Buddha’s enlightenment, by the power of the truth of Buddha’s speech and by the power of the holy sangha, may this beautiful and inspiring temple enclave grow and be stable.

Humbly,

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Buddhist monks far off in the Russian mountains

By Andrei Senushkin

Tucked away in the Ural Mountains of the Sverdlovsk region is Mount Kachkanar, only 887 meters high. There is a small city (1,607 kilometers from Moscow) by the same name located at the foot of the mountain. This is where Russia’s only mountain Buddhist monastery has existed for several years now.

The mountain is located on the premises of a private company and access to it is restricted. The monastery was constructed on private land and can be demolished at any time.

But the resident monks are always happy to have guests. They offer them to “drink tea” right away. This is perhaps the most often-used phrase on the mountain’s peak. This phrase doesn’t imply actually drinking tea, but rather the eastern variant of conversation and gatherings.

Initially, the Urals were inhabited by the Mansi people, a small ethnic group in Russia that was pushed back past the Urals by the ethnic Russians in between the 11th and 14th centuries. The Mansi did not live on Mount Kachkanar itself, but considered it a place of strength and used it to hold religious customs.

When Russians came here, they became interested in the local platinum deposits. “Platinum fever” began. The a mining and processing plant was founded in the late 1950s.

The plant’s basin was initially further from the peak, which did not fall into the technological zone. Local residents came here to relax and groups of tourist wander along local trails. There was no monastery in Soviet times. The idea to build it first appeared in 1995.

Mikhail Sannikov created it. He was born to a military family and commanded a reconnaissance group himself in Afghanistan. He left the army after being wounded and started working as a janitor in a morgue, a cook in a river fleet, and finished art school externally. At the end of the 1980s, at 27 years-old, Mikhail decided to enter the Ivolginsky Datsan (the Buddhist monastery and university for Buryats in Russia). He entered the monastery and took the religious name Tenzin Dokchit. He also studied Buddhism in Mongolia, after which young Lama Dokchit was given the order to build a Buddhist datsan in the Urals.

The reasoning was simple: there are Buryat temples in the east, the Saint Petersburg Gunzechoinei in the west, Kalmyk datsans in the south, but in the middle of Russia, the Ural Mountains, had no Buddhist temples. They chose Mount Kachkanar because it is located on the border between Europe and Asia.

The monastery was named Shad Tchup Ling, which means “the place of practice and realization” (or the “Place of study and implementation). Construction started on May 15, 1995 and was built by Tenzin Dokchit by himself for the first years. The first buildings were practically entirely made of wood. A fire that occurred in 1998 destroyed everything that had been constructed. The lama and small group of students had to start everything over again.

The rhythm of life at the monastery is unhurried: studies, expeditions for building materials, tea, teachings, and self-development. Nobody is forced to follow a schedule, but if you’ve come here, it means you want to study. Including studying how to survive.

You can learn many new things about all kinds of things, but still not receive an answer to practical questions, like ‘where do the monks get money for construction from?’ or ‘why don’t they have a deed to the land?’ The lama answers that the monastery is not what matters; what matters it the process. As for money and food: if you ingest food according to your body’s needs, then the food becomes a meal; if the body is alive, that means there must be a meal.

The mining and processing plant’s attitude towards the neighboring Buddhist monastery changed radically in the 21st century. The plant produces 55 million tons of iron ore per year. It’s starting to develop a new deposit which carries the risk that the mountain may be destroyed by the inherent blasts. They consider the monastery on Kachkanar to be out of place.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jun 27, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such inspiring article. Truly inspiring monk … Tenzin Dokchit lived in insolation in the remote Russian mountains. His determination to practice Dharma and having a pure Guru devotion has made him and the rest stronger. They have little and went through all hardship in the harsh mountains during winter and so forth yet they do not give up. They some how manage to build temple , living in cold mountains just for the love of practicing dharma.

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 24, 2016 at 2:47 am

    What really comes to mind is that, we must do the dharma when we can. We never know when conditions can be less than conducive. Much respect to the lama and students who are maintaining this Buddhist temple for the benefit of others.

  3. Alice Tay on Jun 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    感谢仁波切分享此环境优美的地方。而这个地方尽然是俄罗斯里唯一一座山峰有建造的寺院。可想而知,在此生活的僧人,并不是那么容易。因为,如果要在一座山峰里生活,他们必须面对种种外在的困难例如必须改善崎岖地形来建造该寺院,如何和大家和睦相处以及生活在一起等等。这简直可以被称为生活在一个没有将来的地方。

    无论如何,他们所作的一切是值得让我们学习。因为他们拥有坚定的信心于佛陀还有佛法,这使他们更坚强与不容易放弃的精神来面对所有的一切。他们秉持着这些特质一直坚持到最后而成功的建设这个社区来容纳可以在此留下来的人。

  4. Pastor Moh Mei on Apr 10, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    It seems in every culture and country across the world there are spiritual practitioners who seek solitude in remote hard to reach places that offer very limited modern facilities like roads, water and electricity.

    Their drive and motivation seems to “easily” overcome any form of hardship in constructing abodes in remote locations and in thriving and surviving under harsh conditions.

    I guess it’s a matter of perspective. Perhaps when they see us in the concrete jungle with all the modern infrastructures they see harsh conditions just like when we see them. Perhaps they see us living in suffering and hardship.

    The modern world while it constantly strive to provide mankind with a “better” life seems to inevitably creates more suffering in the process. Can mankind one day achieve balance and harmony between science and spirituality? Can the modern civilization aided by technology advancement be able to provide the solitude and inner peace some of us seek?

  5. Uncle Eddie on Feb 27, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    How inspirational, so touching and encouraging! Such deep inspirational faith of conviction which we should adopt in our practice of Dharma to follow to gain higher attainments. As seen in the blog, “They have so little and so much hardship and yet they don’t give up, just build, live together and pursue. They don’t find excuses to fail!” As advised, let’s do Dharma wholeheartedly in the same way, and make it work! Do our dharma work with deligence, love, care, and do it well. Let’s improve on the inside and then manifest on the outside. Don’t let any difficulty stop us, don’t give up, start again and built it up! Nothing to lose but all to succeed. This applies to anything in life too! May this holy beautiful and inspiring temple enclave grow successfully and be staple! Om mani padme hung.

  6. Stella Cheang on Feb 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    An inspiring article about the little known Buddhist community in the Russia region. It is particularly impressive by how Buddhism is being strategically placed across Russia; i.e. Buryat temples in the east, the Saint Petersburg Gunzechoinei in the west, Kalmyk datsans in the south, and this unique monastery amidst the Ural Mountains, in the middle of Russia.

    Personally, the determination demonstrated by Lama Dokchit was admirable and his philosophy unadulterated; i.e. “…but if you’ve come here, it means you want to study. Including studying how to survive.” It is wisdom to me as I read “if you ingest food according to your body’s needs, then the food becomes a meal; if the body is alive, that means there must be a meal.”

    Thank you Rinpoche for this article that reminds us that we are really living out of our comfort zone.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  7. Lin Mun on Feb 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.

    Some of the key take away I gathered from this article:

    1) Never give up eventhough we face a lot of challenges and hardship. Believe in our Guru’s instruction and with positive motivation we will be able to achieve the objectives.

    2) We shoud be contented and blessed that we Malaysian have all the good and comfortable resource to practise dharma. In addition, Rinpoche has built Kechara House, Kechara Forest Retreat and created all the activites just so we can learn and practise dharma. We should appreciate all the hardwork done by Rinpoche, learn dharma more diligently and change our mindset.

    3) Even with limited resources but with great determination, we will be able to work it out.

    Thanks Rinpoche again for the great story.

  8. Phoebe Chong on Feb 20, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Indeed very touching what Tenzin Dokchit did. His determination and guru devotion are amazing. Building a monastery at remote area with limited resources, this was beyond ordinary capacity. Even thought unfortunately monastery been destroyed by fire, but the teaching, experiences and process of building are precious.

  9. Shelly tai on Feb 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post. I think as a Malaysian we are very fortunate to have the Dharma with us without us need to go through so much hardship is very important to realize that we are very fortunate because I think a lot of people out there are very bitter about their life they like to complain a lot and yet they don’t seem to do any changes about thier live bur look at all these monk who can live in such a harsh environment yet they can still build a monestery what great achievements.

  10. Sarah on Feb 17, 2016 at 8:38 am

    In spite of the harsh conditions, this Buddhist temple in the Russian mountains seems to be thriving. I pray that this temple will grow and Buddhism spread in the region benefiting many people. It would be good to visit them one day to find out more about them and how we can help them.

  11. Jason on Feb 17, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Thx Rinpoche for sharing such inspiring article. Russian monks never give up In building up a Monastry .Their faith to Buddha very strong.As Kecharian , we must take this as lesson.In Malaysia we have such a scared place like Kechara House and Kechara Forest Retreat and a Guru Tsem Tulku Rinpoce as our sipiritual guidance. We must do and share more dharma works as return to our Guru.

  12. Julia Tan on Feb 17, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very inspiring post. Looking at the land that filled with rock and the weather that is freezing at Shad Tchup Ling, whoever look at it will think that’s no way to build anything on it. I folded my hands to Tenzin Dorchit and other students that had built it. All these because of one instruction from his Guru to build the monastery on this land, Tenzin Dorchit just trust and believe in his Guru. He came back to Russia and go all the way to build this place. Even the first building was burned down but never stop him from carrying out his guru’s instruction. We actually gain the biggest freedom in our mind when we trust and surrender. When we come to that level of mind, we can endure a lot because whatever we do is not for me anymore. It’s for others to receive Dharma, to study and understand Dharma so that their suffering will be left behind.

  13. Chris Chong on Feb 17, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing about this monastery up in the mountains in Russia. From the pictures I can see that the living conditions up there is not easy and those who decided to stay there have to learn how to survive with those harsh conditions. Their will to live for dharma and stay for dharma must be really strong to be able to stay there.

    Kechara is located in the heart of Malaysia surrounded by luxuries and especially food choices. However, many of us being too pampered would complain so much when we are requested to work harder for dharma. We would certainly have to start appreciating the environment given to us to practice dharma which is comfortable and easy.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  14. Pastor Han Nee on Feb 16, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Tenzin Dokchit was ordered to build a monastery in the Urals. Why in the Urals? Because it had no monastery for Dharma to be transmitted and to grow for the benefit of the people. So no matter how difficult the terrain was, Lama Dolchit just followed his Lama’s instruction and set about building. For the first few years, he was alone. With sheer grit, he had a building up and installed a Buddha statue. When the fire burnt down the whole wooden structure, he and his small group of monks rebuilt it.

    Here, in the Shad Tchup Ling,life is light years away from all things mundane. Money and food are not given even a glance. If you are still alive, it means you must have had the food and the means to stay alive. There is no clinging or attachment to all things worldly. It’s full renunciation. Important to not cling or to renounce what is precarious and uncertain. The whole future of the monastery is uncertain. But what is certain is strong Guru Devotion and a sangha who will make sure that the dharma will not die, but has taken root and will grow for the benefit of others.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this rare and inspiring story.

  15. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Feb 16, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the inspirational true example set by Tenzin Dokchit for us to learn and follow. His pure guru devotion and attitude towards Dharma practice are reflected through the construction and re-construction of Shad Tchup Ling monastery located in Mount Kachkanar, where it requires a lot of determination, patience, renunciation from all worldly comfort and attachment.

    Since we have all the available facilities to practice Dharma in our own Kechara premises, we should not let go of every opportunity to engage with Dharma activities. We need Dharma as Dharma will lead us to attainments and liberation away from our own deluded mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for all your precious teachings and blessings rain down upon us during this degenerate age.

    With folded hands,
    kin hoe

  16. MartinC on Feb 16, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Thank for this very encouraging post, Rinpoche.

    The story itself is compelling but the pictures really touched my heart. Outside we see a rather harsh environment and yet inside, there is a beautiful statue of the Buddha in a sparse room that had been constructed from what appears to be rough and recycled materials. The picture tells is that the monks did not and probably still do not have it easy.

    And yet, where there was once just barren land, there is now the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha…and hope and solace and bliss for others to come to. To me, if anyone can come to such an inhospitable environment, probably not have any money, and with not much help and facing such uncertainties and yet be a beacon of the Buddha’s teachings, then Dharma is strong in them. And it begins with obeying the lama.

    Just by observing those who have some success in their Dharma practice, it becomes clear that the foundation of their practice is the lama. Obeying the lama does not require so much intelligence, savvy, skills, high education, material wealth, any particular physical or emotional attributes or even supreme Dharma knowledge. Obeying the lama requires commitment to the path that the Buddha taught and complete trust in the lama. It requires surrender to the Guru, which is in fact, surrender to the Dharma. It means to be honest in our renunciation of our own delusional and chronically attached minds. Many people may think it is madness to forego and surrender everything to another person but if we are honest and have some Dharma knowledge that allows us to see beyond the mundane, how well have we really done by following our own thoughts that are fraught with deceit. And yet to attempt to pull away from ourselves is difficult. It is a flawed instrument trying to correct itself. Listening to the Guru’s instructions is truly the only we have to escape ourselves.

    Many of us are proud of what we have done with Kechara Forest Retreat and we should appreciate what has been done. But there is really no comparison to what Tenzin Dokchit and his brother have done with Shad Tchup Ling. Tenzin Dokchit and the monks are committed to the Dharma while many of us are involved in the Dharma.

    This post also reminds me of a realization Rinpoche recently led us into. Even though the monastery may have to be sacrificed in the name of commerce, what the monks gained from having built this monastery cannot be taken away. If the monastery survives, decades from today there will no longer be the harsh conditions the monks had to endure, the drama that happened during and after the constructions, there will no longer be the ‘impossible’ problems they faced and the angst and emotional turmoil they had to face. All that would have passed and instead what would remain is a sentinel of the Buddha dharma that would inspire people as it inspires toward, towards the Dharma.

    Similarly, the difficulties, inconveniences and discomfort we face today as we do Dharma would be nothing in time to come. But what would we each have left behind? Those Kecharians who built KFR would have passed but KFR will continue to be a centre of the pure Dharma. Those who wrote Dharma books and inspiring writings would also not be around but the works they did would continue to be alive in circulation and will continue to draw and ease people into the Dharma.

  17. Valentina Suhendra on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for the information about this Russian monastery. Several things stand out from the story:
    – The monks, regardless of hardship, went to the remote area and built the monasteries at the advice of their guru.
    – They have so little and yet their lives seem to be simpler and happier
    – They emphasised on the process of building the monastery instead focusing on the monastery itself. I am not saying that his attitude is good, but I understand their attitude of renunciation and not being attached to the monastery that they built.

    Valentina

  18. Lew on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:08 am

    It is very rare to see such guru devotion in this era, where Tenzin Dokchit took his guru’s instruction and build the monastery.

    I have seen another lama who took his guru’s instruction very seriously is Tsem Rinpoche. He came to Malaysia, a totally foreign land to spread Dharma, because of his guru’s instruction. He is spreading the lineage of Dorje Shugden because of his guru’s instruction, and because of this, he is very much hated in his community.

    I pray I have the same kind of guru devotion as these masters.

    _()_

  19. JP on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:02 am

    “The lama answers that the monastery is not what matters; what matters it the process. As for money and food: if you ingest food according to your body’s needs, then the food becomes a meal; if the body is alive, that means there must be a meal.”

    This answer from the lama sums up the objective of the monks there. They are only interested in spiritual practice to gain attainments and become enlightened. They remind me of Milarepa where they are not bothered and discouraged by any hardships. Apart from spiritual practice, everything else is secondary.

    I rejoice in their dedication and commitment as these are the qualities that are essential for success in any endeavors.

  20. Nicholas on Feb 16, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Every success come from tremendous hardship and never give up attitude. Tenzin Dokchit is truly inspiring. He believe on what he’s doing and the benefits that he could bring to so many people and never give up to keep building after all the obstacles he faced. His determination is respectable and is a great model for us to follow his foot step.

  21. Datuk May on Feb 15, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    It is very inspirational to read of the physical hardship that Tenzin Dokchit endured to have built this monastery in Ural mountains of Russia.

    What these monks had to endure to build this monastery is so much more hardship compared to what we do at KFR. May many more be inspired to build peaceful and spiritual places for the Dharma to be preserved and kept intact for generations to come.

  22. Jacinta Goh on Feb 15, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Rinpoche,

    Thanks for this post. Would really really love and yearn for more info. I love the past saints stories and very much like to read about sangha members and their lives. It made me realized that what I have gone through was nothing much as compared to them. They are in Dharma, by the way. Whereas I am just a small and an ordinary person, who happens to know a little Dharma but practices none (gulp!).

    When the fire destroyed their only place, they must have been heart-stricken. However, on the other hand, the Lama and the small group of students must have been very determined to live and preserver till this day! Amazing! Amazing! Just the like the ‘Amongst White Clouds’…. Thank you Rinpoche!

  23. Robert Anderson on Feb 15, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Beautiful place. It was more developed in the pictures than I thought it would be. To work 3 years and then have it all burn down and to know it can be destroyed at any time shows a great lack of attachment. /\ /\ /\

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    Do you do meditation? Meditation is a very good way to calm ourselves and our mind down and observe our own thinking. In the UK, some of the schools have introduced meditation session to the school children. In some of the prisons in the US, meditation is also introduced to the prisoners to help them calm their mind. Meditation is not a religious practice but a practice that can be carried out by anyone for their wellbeings. Read here to see how people around the world are meditating for a better wellbeing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/6-incredible-global-mass-meditation.html
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  • Chris
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:35 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for this amazing article. Panchen Sonam Drakpa, in my opinion, is the most erudite and powerful lama among all other Dorje Shugden’s incarnations. He is the only who served as the Gaden Tripa as well as the Abbot of all three major monasteries of the Gelug traditions

    There are no other lamas in the history that manage to do that. This is how good he is. So, how can a high lama with such calibre or attainments become an evil spirit when he dies? Lamas that have such attainments or accomplishment will be regarded as enlightened due to the nature of their work. Minds that have such level of attainments will not degenerate, unlike normal minds.

    Hence, it is not logical to say that the reincarnation of this very same mind which is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen will become an evil spirit that will harm Tibet and also His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It is just not possible. Anyone that actually knows a little bit about Tibetan Buddhism will be able to know that it is a lie. That is why it is safe for us to conclude that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector because before he arose as a Dharma Protector, his mind had already reached enlightenment.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-most-illustrious-panchen-sonam-drakpa.html
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:25 PM
    A reincarnated lama will often do things that are similar to what he was doing in his previous lives. For Tsem Rinpoche, his immediate previous life was Kentrul Rinpoche Thubten Lamsang. Kentrul Rinpoche was sent to a remote area in Tibet by his teacher, Trijang Rinpoche to spread Dharma. The place he went to was considered a ‘barbaric’ place because people there did not know Dharma. Similarly, in this life, Tsem Rinpoche was sent by his teacher to Malaysia to spread Dharma. Even though there are many Buddhists in Malaysia but many of us do not really know Dharma, so this is also considered to be a barbaric place. Read the article below and you will find more similarities between these 2 life times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/kentrul-thubten-lamsang.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:06 PM
    Is being born in a wealthy and comfortable environment a good fortune? Is it a bad fortune if we are born in an environment where there is a lot of hardships? It is not necessarily true. Many people who are born in a wealthy family end up being a spoilt brat who doesn’t achieve much in their lives. People who have gone through much hardship often train themselves to become a better and successful person. In this article, Mr. Sung-Bong Choi has gone through a lot of hardship in his life but he did not become bitter. He works hard for what he wants and he does his best. Do read about his story here:

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/hardship-pushes-us-to-the-top-korea.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:27 PM
    Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart. She was listed as one of the “Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time” by Hit Parader magazine. Amazing she has such a powerful soprano vocal range voice for her age. She sang in tribute to Led Zeppelin where every one in the audience were stunned and moved by her songs. She was one of the most legendary and respected female voices in modern rock music.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a super talented singer.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/legendary-heart
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:26 PM
    Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche a student of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. He has gone through much hardship, torture and beatings while in detention during the Chinese invasion for 19 long years. Yet he was one nice and respected Lama who kept his monk vows. He has accepted it with no hard feelings against the soldiers who has tortured him. Spending most of his remaining time in meditation, retreats and pujas for the public.
    In life all of us have the right to make decisions and have choices about how we live our life. Making our own choices about the things we do is very important because it gives us the meaning of life to be happy and those around us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tsawa-pulthok-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:25 PM
    The practice of Dorje Shugden has been passed down within the Sakya lineage for several generations. Dorje Shugden was first practised by the Sakyas in the early 17th century. There were many other great Sakya throneholders who practised and proliferated Dorje Shugden Tanag within the Sakya tradition. This unique form of Dorje Shugden riding on a black horse can found on numerous older Sakya thangkas. We are fortunate able to see now with this new printing as shown in this post.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/sakya-dorje-shugden-tanag
  • Chris
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 12:22 AM
    It is quite shocking to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama to talk about refugee should go back to their own country and Europe belongs to Europeans. This is because the Tibetans have been refugees for over six decades now and they are still staying in India. If His Holiness meant what he says, then all Tibetans should move back to Tibet and develop Tibet instead of hanging around in India because India belongs to Indians.

    Why is it okay for Tibetans to stay in India for over six decades while other refugees need to return to their own country? Why is His Holiness being two-faced when it comes to this issue? Why is it okay for Tibetans to stay in India and be a freeloader for so long while other refugees from another nation need to return to their own country.

    Tibetans have been freeloading in India for over six decades now and India still continues to host them. India’s kindness should not be taken granted for and Tibetans should at least contribute back to Indian’s society. I don’t think they will be going back to Tibet looking at the current government and how they are sabotaging their chance to return to Tibet by irritating China with their actions here and there.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-too-many-refugees-in-europe.html
  • Sofi
    Monday, Dec 17. 2018 11:58 PM
    How to Purify Your Karma in Kechara Forest Retreat?

    Kechara Forest Retreat is so highly blessed that many miracles had been shared by the visitors. Read more here for how you can purify your karma and gain merits too.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/how-to-purify-your-karma-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Sofi
    Monday, Dec 17. 2018 11:39 PM
    17 Best U.S. Cities for Hippies

    An interesting read of Hippies in America. I think that hippies are unique to America as I had not read of any in other countries

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/17-best-u-s-cities-for-hippies.html

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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
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The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials.

KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action.

Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
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Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials. KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action. Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
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Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
Stunning!!!
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Stunning!!!
If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it\'s simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
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If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it's simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
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Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
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Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
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Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
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The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia 'fell'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
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Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- 
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The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more-  https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
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1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
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Nice to see Blog Chat going on
In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
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In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
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Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother\'s daughter. Her name is Tara.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
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Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
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Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
In Gaden Monastery.

Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
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In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
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My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
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The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on picture to enlarge, I have something to share.
This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
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This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
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Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
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Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
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Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
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Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow's beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733



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It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733 Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
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Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
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My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
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My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
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Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
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A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
 
 
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When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
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Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
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Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
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For high resolution download of this beautiful artwork of Dorje Shugden, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
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A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
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Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    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.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
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    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
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    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
    2 months ago
    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
    2 months ago
    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
    2 months ago
    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
  • Neat little video
    2 months ago
    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
    3 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
  • Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
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    Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
  • 喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
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    喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
    喀切玛波护法降神,向詹杜固仁波切献供曼扎及身语意之供养,同时也加持马来西亚克切拉禅修林道场。喀切玛波护法乃古时候的紫玛护法,他是藏地首座佛教寺院桑耶寺的护法神
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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?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    1 years 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.
    1 years ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    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
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years 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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Thanks, Astro team for volunteering with us. They delivered monthly provisions to urban poor families. Join us if you’re interested by dropping us a WhatsApp message at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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This is the first time Mr Raymond Chew attend our Chinese DS puja in Ipoh. Yee Mun (KISG)
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Nice to see people committed to attend our monthly Chinese Dorje Shugden puja. Yee Mun (KISG)
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Great technical team who gave us nice music and slide show. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Teacher Asyley having a light moment with children before performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad to see family members involve in dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa & all Buddhas before the prayer session started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Glian Sim has offered a cup of tea to Rinpoche’s shrine on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
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Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
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