Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche knew who I am

Jul 31, 2017 | Views: 5,629

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The first time that I met His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was in Nepal. It was truly an unplanned meeting. I was staying with another monk at the time who told me about this incredible lama, his guru, who was coming to town and he asked if I would like to meet his teacher. So I said yes and he said okay, we would get up and go together. And that was that so we went to sleep and the next morning, I woke up at 7am and got ready to have breakfast with my friend then go and meet this great teacher…and my friend was nowhere to be found! I searched high and low for him but he had disappeared. He had gone off to meet his teacher without me!

Well there was nothing I could do. Back then there were no handphones, no email, no WhatsApp or SMS messaging so I couldn’t reach him. I didn’t know what direction he had gone in, I didn’t even know the house address or location of his teacher! But I was thinking, “You wait, just you wait until you come back!” Anyway so later that day, I was walking in Thamel which is the main tourist area of Kathmandu and from a distance, I see this taxi coming towards me. I couldn’t really see who was inside the car but somehow I knew I had to stop the car. As the car drew closer, I saw in the front seat was someone with a big beard. I flagged down the taxi and got him to stop and went up to the front passenger seat. The window came down and the monk with the bushy beard asked me, “Who are you?” in a very bright, light voice. I replied, “My name is Tenzin Zopa and I have no idea who you are but I just knew I had to meet you!” At that time, I was not recognised as a reincarnation yet so I still went by my ordination name which was Tenzin Zopa given to me by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Taken in 1990, at Gangchen Labrang in Chabhil, Nepal. Gangchen Rinpoche spontaneously told me to give an impromptu teaching to his students, with no preparation whatsoever. Just talk on the spot. I was stumped but somehow gave a teaching. The whole time, Gangchen Rinpoche sat on the throne behind me listening and watching. When I was done, Gangchen Rinpoche said, "Good good!" and that was it. Over the years, Gangchen Rinpoche has done this many, many more times. On reflection, I think it was Gangchen Rinpoche's way of preparing me for what I would be doing in the future.

Taken in 1990, at Gangchen Labrang in Chabhil, Nepal. Gangchen Rinpoche spontaneously told me to give an impromptu teaching to his students, with no preparation whatsoever. Just talk on the spot. I was stumped but somehow gave a teaching. The whole time, Gangchen Rinpoche sat on the throne behind me listening and watching. When I was done, Gangchen Rinpoche said, “Good good!” and that was it. Over the years, Gangchen Rinpoche has done this many, many more times. On reflection, I think it was Gangchen Rinpoche’s way of preparing me for what I would be doing in the future.

The monk replied, “Okay! You come to such-and-such a place and we will meet there! Bye bye!” and that was it, my first meeting was over. As the taxi pulled away, I looked in the back seat and who should I see in the backseat but my friend, squashed in with some other Westerners, pretending he didn’t see me! I kind of glared at him and I thought, “Just you wait! Juuuust you wait till later!” I was so annoyed! We had made plans to meet his teacher and he just left without me and didn’t say anything, didn’t tell me where he went or where to go or left me a note or anything like that! Today looking back, the incident was very funny because he really did disappear! It really did happen just like that and I really did meet this car just like that. But at the time I was so annoyed with my friend and later when I asked him what happened, he pretended like nothing had happened! He said, “But you were asleep!” and he had this thick French accent and I told him, “No, we agreed to meet at 7am and I was up waiting for you at 7am but you were gone and you left without me!” All he could say was well, I had met his teacher so now everything was okay LOL

So anyway, that monk in the front seat with the bushy beard turned out to be none other than His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, one of the foremost healers of our time. This was back in 1987 and when I arrived at Gangchen Rinpoche’s place, Rinpoche announced that I was a tulku or a reincarnated lama. I had never met him before, didn’t know who he was and he didn’t know me too, and here was this grand lama saying this about me. In fact, Gangchen Rinpoche was one of the first people to recognise me as a tulku, even before I got my official recognition. So upon sight, he told me directly that I am such-and-such reincarnation, and told me to go down to Gaden Shartse Monastery and announce it to the abbot. I told Rinpoche very respectfully, “I can’t do that Rinpoche! I can’t go down to the monastery and tell that to the abbot! I’ll be laughed out of the place!”

Gangchen Rinpoche told me, “No no no, go down and tell the abbot and tell them Gangchen Rinpoche said so.” I really did not want to! Can you imagine me walking into the abbot’s office and announcing that? What a young upstart pipsqueak! But Rinpoche kept saying it over and over again, and in the end he pretty much ordered me to do it so I had no choice. I had to follow my teacher’s instructions even though I really didn’t want to announce this to the abbot, and I went down to the monastery and I told the abbot, “I am such-and-such reincarnation, Gangchen Rinpoche said so and said I should be enthroned.” The abbot took one real good look at me, kind of squinted to see if I was being funny then he waved me off and told me to go and study.

In Singapore with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche

In Singapore with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche

Later on, it turned out that Gangchen Rinpoche was right. It turned out that I was a reincarnated lama and I did get recognised and I was enthroned at Gaden Shartse Monastery and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama confirmed my recognition. I thought, “How did Gangchen Rinpoche know? Who told him? Nobody knew, I didn’t know.” That was the first of many times I saw for myself Gangchen Rinpoche’s clairvoyance and psychic powers. Gangchen Rinpoche has many special abilities and I AM SURE he can see and speak with the deities directly. He has visions all the time which sometimes he slips and tells us a little bit about, before he catches himself and stops talking.

So Gangchen Rinpoche (also known as Lama Gangchen) is well-known for his tremendous healing powers and his line of incarnations, starting with the Indian Mahasiddha Darikapa, are known to be powerful healers. Those who receive healing practices from Gangchen Rinpoche are very fortunate because having a strong, healthy body and a long life will give us the freedom to practise the holy Dharma free from distractions. I have heard of many people with very difficult-to-cure diseases who have been helped, even cured by Gangchen Rinpoche’s methods.

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Back in 1994, I had the great honour to host His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche in my house in Gaden Monastery

Gangchen Rinpoche is based mainly in Italy these days, but has healing centres around the world. As mentioned, there are many miracle stories associated with Gangchen Rinpoche. For example, when Rinpoche built his healing and meditation centre in Nepal, there was no water. Upon Rinpoche’s arrival at the site, a spring naturally sprung forth and to this day, it continues to provide water for the whole healing centre. They use this water to make their own medicines from fresh mountain herbs which are prescribed in the scriptures. Rinpoche is very famous for his pills, especially for healing skin problems. And they also have free clinics to provide healthcare, and a school for underprivileged children, a guest house, and also a traditional Tibetan furniture-making and incense workshop.

These days, Lama Gangchen focuses mainly on increasing awareness of Tibetan medicine, especially the integration of Tibetan medicine with Western medical disciplines. Lama Gangchen is also a holder of the Ngalso Tantric Self-Healing Method. These self-healing practices are based on the Buddha’s teachings but Gangchen Rinpoche conveys them in such a way that they are suitable for modern people. And of course unsurprisingly the method has had great success and expedited the healing of certain diseases, for example certain types of cancers.

Before Gangchen Rinpoche started transmitting these healing exercises, Rinpoche actually consulted with Dorje Shugden via an oracle. Dorje Shugden said it would be very beneficial to promote these practices which is why Gangchen Rinpoche has done so all of these years. Gangchen Rinpoche is extremely devoted to Dorje Shugden and during trance, Dorje Shugden will show his affection for Gangchen Rinpoche. Gangchen Rinpoche’s devotion to Dorje Shugden is also the main reason why for many years he was the #1 target of the Tibetan government in exile, because he refused to abide by the ban and refused to give up his practice, and even kept going back to Tibet to spread the Dharma and give teachings there.

Tsem Rinpoche and Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in Malaysia during a Medicine Buddha ceremony

Tsem Rinpoche and Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in Malaysia during a Medicine Buddha ceremony

So Gangchen Rinpoche is also a renowned practitioner of the Kurukulle, Oser Chenma (Marici), Kalachakra, Yamantaka, Heruka and Vajrayogini tantras (among many practices) and is a master of the construction of their mandalas. And as mentioned, he is also extremely close to Dorje Shugden and very devoted to him and upon request, people with merit may receive Dorje Shugden life entrustment (sogtae or initiation) from this extremely qualified teacher.

So it was this accomplished master who not only told me I am a reincarnated lama, but also told me that I should write my biography. Again it was Gangchen Rinpoche who insisted that I do it just as he has insisted over the years that I do many things, which always turned out to be true or beneficial because Gangchen Rinpoche’s motivation is always to benefit others. It hadn’t even crossed my mind to write a biography about myself.

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So when Gangchen Rinpoche instructed me to do it, I declined to Rinpoche very politely and said that I am no one special so I don’t want to write it, because biographies are only written about special, interesting or inspirational people. But Gangchen Rinpoche kept insisting and told me over and over again that I need to write it because it would benefit a lot of people. In the end, I relented because I am not the type to debate and argue with my teacher. If my teacher says so, I have to do it, no and’s, if’s or but’s and I really didn’t want to be disrespectful towards him. So I said yes, okay I would on the basis that my teacher says it will benefit others. And that is why my students have been working on my biography, it is because Gangchen Rinpoche said so.

The video below was filmed as part of this biography project. I have had a close relationship with Gangchen Rinpoche throughout the years, and my team have gone to Italy many times to interview Gangchen Rinpoche and update him on my works and our activities here. So below Gangchen Rinpoche talks a little bit about me and his impressions of me and all of that. This is coming from someone who has known me for many, many years. If I were to tell you all the stories about my times with Gangchen Rinpoche, it could go on for hours and hours because Gangchen Rinpoche is one of those teachers that I have had the great fortune to spend a lot of time with, and who has given me a lot of advice for my works.

So I would like to thank Gangchen Rinpoche for his support, even by granting an audience to my students to do these interviews. Please do watch this video of this accomplished master, not because I am anyone special but because watching videos of enlightened minds speak will plant seeds of healing and enlightenment in your mindstream. In this day and age when anger and desire and the afflictive emotions are so strong, humanity is in great need of more beings like Rinpoche. May His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche have a long, healthy life and always have the resources to continue his great works to heal the minds and bodies of sentient beings all around the world.

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His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche

Main Points:

  1. Gangchen Rinpoche advised that Tsem Rinpoche should have his biography written because Tsem Rinpoche has been doing great works and his life story will greatly benefit many people and the Dharma. In addition, Tsem Rinpoche has a nice teaching style with jokes that will be of benefit for the Dharma and many people. These days, people suffer and they want to be happy, and therefore they read books and look for information that will be of benefit for them. They need good information that will inspire them to do good work and good deeds.
  2. Gangchen Rinpoche advised that the biography should reflect Tsem Rinpoche’s many special qualities. Tsem Rinpoche is a good lama, a tulku, with great knowledge in Buddhism and the knowledge of modern life. Compared to the lama that has been spending his life in the monastery, because Tsem Rinpoche has spent part of his life outside the monastery, his activities will grow more and spread in a positive way. It is special that Tsem Rinpoche has established himself in Malaysia because it is the first place where he went to teach.
With two of my beloved teachers in Gaden. On the left is His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and in the middle is Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and of course me. This was taken in my house, Tsem Ladrang (Gaden Shartse Monastery).

With two of my beloved teachers in Gaden. On the left is His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and in the middle is Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and of course me. This was taken in my house, Tsem Ladrang (Gaden Shartse Monastery).

  1. The biography text should be done in a way that it does not contain only facts, but it should be nice, easy to read, entertaining, poetic, with good explanation and deep meaning of the circumstances surrounding a certain event so the reader will benefit from it. For example, when we read the biography of Milarepa, we can dive to the time when he lived. Tsem Rinpoche’s biography should be done like that where everything should be done in a nice and beautiful way like poetry. The biography should tell the whole life of Tsem Rinpoche, the difficulties he experienced in the monastery and so forth, so the persons who are reading the biography will feel the direct benefit for their daily and personal lives and their practice of Dharma. The writers should not think that this would be the last biography because Tsem Rinpoche is still young. The biography should also contain how Tsem Rinpoche was recognised as a Tulku and how Tsem Rinpoche entered the monastery, his previous lives, and so forth.
  2. The facts of this life is more important than his previous lives. The biography should contain the information of Tsem Rinpoche’s effort and dedication for the Dharma. For example: How Tsem Rinpoche met and served Zong Rinpoche. Whenever Tsem Rinpoche had spare time, he always came to serve Zong Rinpoche although nobody was telling him to do so. This is a sign of a special being or a person with extremely good qualities and Dharma from other lives.
  3. Just like Prince Siddharta Gautama, Tsem Rinpoche’s passion and dedication toward Dharma is great, and therefore, it is important to record how Tsem Rinpoche transmitted this passion and dedication into actions/ deeds. The biography should also contain the types of advice that Tsem Rinpoche gave to his disciples, the difficult situations that the disciples experienced, and how Tsem Rinpoche helped them.
  4. Tsem Rinpoche left everything to practice Dharma and realised its special importance and value. Tsem Rinpoche left his family and secular life in the United States for his Dharma practice, and this is something that should not be forgotten in the biography. Tsem Rinpoche’s parents were not happy and against his Dharma practice, and as a result, he was disowned. The biography should document his determination to do Dharma practice. In reality, there is no better way to serve one’s parents than realising the Dharma, which is the basis of stable life.
  5. The target audience of this biography can be a mixture because Tsem Rinpoche is just showing the truth and is not hiding anything. As the Buddha has mentioned, the teachings should be in accordance with the needs, the capacity, the culture, and the mentality of the disciples. This is the reason we have Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana because we have many sentient beings with various mentalities. The story should be told as things were, and the truth should not be hidden. The biographer can tell the story carefully, but the information should be the truth.
Myself offering Gangchen Rinpoche a statue of Oser Chenma (Marici or the Tara of the Dawn), who rides on a wild sow (female pig)

Myself offering Gangchen Rinpoche a statue of Oser Chenma (Marici or the Tara of the Dawn), who rides on a wild sow (female pig)

  1. Tsem Rinpoche has strong Dharma imprints from previous lives. Some of his qualities may shine more than the others depending on the merits of the disciples, time, and place. For example, Tsem Rinpoche is very generous and giving. Tsem Rinpoche gives love, Dharma and protection from suffering. Because of his previous lives imprint, Tsem Rinpoche fulfills his vows naturally. What Tsem Rinpoche did in this life is much more important than what has been done in his previous lives.
  2. The difficulties that Tsem Rinpoche experienced were positive because they pushed Rinpoche to work harder to reach enlightenment. The fact that Tsem Rinpoche was recognised later in life is more beneficial compared to if Tsem Rinpoche was recognised earlier in life.
  3. Tsem Rinpoche’s style was unconventional and raised many questions. However, if we think about people’s complaints, then it would be endless. Even Buddha Shakyamuni and Lama Tsongkhapa also had their detractors. It is also important to adapt to the society where you live or to go against the society, but follow your path and lineage.
  4. Gangchen Rinpoche was very instrumental in making Tsem Rinpoche teach because in many of his previous lives, Tsem Rinpoche had done many retreats in the monastery, and now it is time for Tsem Rinpoche to teach.
  5. Gangchen Rinpoche has described Tsem Rinpoche’s previous lives in Tsem Rinpoche’s long life prayer composed by him. In his previous lives, Tsem Rinpoche had written many books, but they all stayed within the Tibetan and monastic community. Therefore, the actions of this life are even greater than the actions of the past lives because Tsem Rinpoche is reaching out to people beyond the monastic community.
  6. Tsem Rinpoche’s strong qualities like generosity should be included in the biography. Tsem Rinpoche has always practiced four types of generosity in a very natural way for example, Tsem Rinpoche always gives materials, love, protection, and the Dharma. A lama should fulfill his vows in a very natural way in his deeds and actions. Tsem Rinpoche has the qualities of Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana teachers/ spiritual guides.
  7. Tsem Rinpoche’s role in this life will become clearer as the time passes. This includes not only what he is doing and the directions that he is going, but it also depends on the teacher, and the merits and the conditions created by the disciples as to what deeds Tsem Rinpoche will be realising. However, Tsem Rinpoche’s deeds are dedicated toward world peace and the peace of the environment.

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  1. For a Tibetan Lama to be born in Taiwan and later to become an American citizen is of clear importance because it is important for Tibetans to be born outside Tibet these days. The side effects of this teaching, for example in China there are many people who need the Dharma. When Gangchen Rinpoche predicted that Tsem Rinpoche would be big in China, he meant that Tsem Rinpoche would be benefiting many Chinese people around the world, not necessarily only the people within China.
  2. Tsem Rinpoche’s difficult life when he was young. This is a special way to benefit people because Tsem Rinpoche did not always live in a protective environment. The difficulties that Rinpoche experienced push him in his work now, and would eventually push him toward enlightenment.
  3. When Tsem Rinpoche first met Gangchen Rinpoche, he was enthusiastic and would like to meet and receive teachings from all Lamas everywhere. Gangchen Rinpoche did not recall any episodes of Tsem Rinpoche arguing with him. However, the way Tsem Rinpoche reacted may have been influenced by American culture.
  4. Tsem Rinpoche’s guru devotion is very strong. Tsem Rinpoche has a lot of devotion and respect to Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. When Tsem Rinpoche went around Nepal with Gangchen Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche showed his guru devotion by helping Gangchen Rinpoche in whatever way he could. Tsem Rinpoche’s guru devotion came out naturally, not because of customs.
  5. Tsem Rinpoche has done many retreats in this life.

 

Biography

GangchenRinpoche Lama Gangchen Rinpoche was born in western Tibet in 1941. He was recognised at an early age to be a reincarnate Lama healer and was enthroned at Gangchen Choepeling Monastery at the age of five. When he reached the age of twelve he received the “Kachen” degree which is usually conferred after twenty years of study. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, he studied medicine, astrology, meditation and philosophy in two of the major monastic universities of Tibet: Sera and Tashi Lhumpo.

He also studied in Gangchen Gompa, Tropu Gompa and Neytsong Monastery. He was a disciple of some of the most important Gelugpa Lamas like H.H. Trjichang Rinpoche. In 1963, he went into exile to India where he continued his studies for the next seven years at the Varanasi Sanskrit University in Benares. In 1970, he received the Geshe Rigram degree (similar to a Ph. D.) from Sera Monastic University situated in South India.

After his graduation, he worked as a Lama healer among the Tibetan communities in Nepal, India and Sikkim, during which time he saved the lives of many people and was named private physician to the Royal Family. In 1981, Lama Gangchen visited Europe for the first time and has since become a resident and Italian citizen. In the same year, he also established his first European center: Karuna Choetsok in Lesbos, Greece, where he planted a bodhi tree in the ‘Buddha Garden’, and where he consecrated what was to become the first in a long line of World Peace Buddha Statues, thankas and images.

Since 1982, he has travelled extensively, both healing and teaching worldwide, leading many pilgrimages to some of the most important holy places of different religious and spiritual denominations in the world. Since many years Lama Gangchen promotes a very important project: the integration between Tibetan Medicine (an incredible and unlikely still unknown treasure of humankind) with allopathic medicine.

Lama Gangchen Rinpoche is the holder of an ancient and unbroken lineage of Tantric Masters dating from the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. His Ngalso Tantric Selfhealing is based on Buddha’s teaching but it’s suitable for modern people.

At present he has more than 100 Inner Peace Education centres or Self-Healing Study Groups worldwide.

Source: http://www.lgpt.net/bios/rinpoche.htm

 

Gangchen Rinpoche and me in a teaching hall in Singapore which I rented for Rinpoche to give teachings and initiations

Gangchen Rinpoche and me in a teaching hall in Singapore which I rented for Rinpoche to give teachings and initiations

Gangchen Rinpoche visiting one of my previous centres in Malaysia

Gangchen Rinpoche visiting one of my previous centres in Malaysia

We had the merits to host Gangchen Rinpoche at our very own Kechara Paradise outlet in SS2 Petaling Jaya (a suburban area in Malaysia). Gangchen Rinpoche came and blessed our store.

We had the merits to host Gangchen Rinpoche at our very own Kechara Paradise outlet in SS2 Petaling Jaya (a suburban area in Malaysia). Gangchen Rinpoche came and blessed our store.

In Bangkok at the funeral of His Eminence Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. In between the rituals and ceremonies, I went to Gangchen Rinpoche's hotel with my students to pay my respects to my teacher.

In Bangkok at the funeral of His Eminence Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. In between the rituals and ceremonies, I went to Gangchen Rinpoche’s hotel with my students to pay my respects to my teacher.

At the funeral rites of Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. In this photo are many luminaries and practitioners of the Dorje Shugden world, including His Eminence Gonsar Rinpoche, His Eminence Kundeling Rinpoche, His Eminence Daknak Rinpoche (who is Dagom Rinpoche's brother), His Eminence Zava Damdin Rinpoche from Mongolia, Venerable Lama Michel, the Oracle of Gaden Shartse Venerable Choeje Lama, Geshe Konchok Gyaltsen and Geshe Jangchub Gyaltsen. To my left is Gen Jangsem who was Dagom Rinpoche's main attendant.

At the funeral rites of Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. In this photo are many luminaries and practitioners of the Dorje Shugden world, including His Eminence Gonsar Rinpoche, His Eminence Kundeling Rinpoche, His Eminence Daknak Rinpoche (who is Dagom Rinpoche’s brother), His Eminence Zava Damdin Rinpoche from Mongolia, Venerable Lama Michel, the Oracle of Gaden Shartse Venerable Choijin Lama (Ari Kuten), Geshe Konchok Gyaltsen and Geshe Jangchub Gyaltsen. To my left is Gen Jangsem who was Dagom Rinpoche’s main attendant.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Apr 22, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Looking through those pictures one could notice the closeness connection between two great masters . Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche knew who Rinpoche was and was one of the first people to recognise Rinpoche as a tulku. This deep connection with Rinpoche continues to this day. Well-known for his tremendous healing powers and unbroken lineage of Tantric Masters dating from the time of Shakyamuni Buddha . He has saved countless lives with his healing power, had travelled extensively around the world and gave teachings to many who crossed his path. Gangchen Rinpoche is extremely devoted to Dorje Shugden. H E Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche had motivated and advice Rinpoche to have his biography written to share so as to benefit people that’s how the book The Promise came in. Beautiful and great memories between them, and lots of stories to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. Pastor Shin Tan on Mar 5, 2019 at 9:08 am

    1997 in Malaysia. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.

    Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche

  3. Yee Yin on Oct 23, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Wow, what an amazing story between Tsem Rinpoche and Gangchen Rinpoche. It was not coincident that Tsem Rinpoche met Gangchen Rinpoche in Thamel even without Tsem Rinpoche realising who was in the Taxi. Both of them must have had a very close connection since before this lifetime.

    The funniest part I found in this story is when Tsem Rinpoche was instructed to go and tell the abbot he is a reincarnated lama. This was quite embarrassing but since it was an instruction from the guru, Tsem Rinpoche had to obey and do it. Tsem Rinpoche was laughed at for a while but later he was recognised as a reincarnated lama. This shows us how powerful Gangchen Rinpoche is.

    What Gangchen Rinpoche said about the biography is right. Tsem Rinpoche’s life story is very inspiring, he should write a book about his experience. He had to go through a lot of hardship in life since he was a baby. He could have become a very angry person but instead, he developed so much care and love from the experiences and vowed not to bring harm to other people. No one can say Tsem Rinpoche does not know what life is outside the monastery because Tsem Rinpoche has experienced so much pain and hardship when he was young.

  4. Samfoonheei on Mar 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    It’s a beautiful moments when our Guru meets H E Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche who is a real lama, with great knowledge and incredible healing abilities. H E Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was one of the first people to recognise Rinpoche as a tulku, even Rinpoche was official confirmed .His clairvoyance is just amazing and has benefited thousands of people around the world. H E Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche has tremendous healing powers and his line of incarnations are known to be powerful healers. It is truly amazing to read about such an attained high lama and watching the video. It was a wonderful advice by H E Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche that Rinpoche should have his biography written which will benefit many people .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

  5. Sharon Ong on Sep 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Gangchen Rinpoche’s advice that Tsem Rinpoche should have his biography written because Tsem Rinpoche has been doing great works and his life story will greatly benefit many people and the Dharma. I have read the first edition of Tsem Rinpoche’s biography and was inspired to do more after reading how much Rinpoche had to endure and still continued with his Dharma path. Biographies of high lamas are not meant as a self-promotion but as a means for lay people like me to draw inspiration from, learn and perhaps emulate their good qualities.

    Gangchen Rinpoche mentioned that the actions of this life are even greater than the actions of the past lives because Tsem Rinpoche is reaching out to people beyond the monastic community. This is so true as Tsem Rinpoche has used modern means to transmit Dharma such as social media, youtube and websites such as this one and dorjeshugden.org.

    A second edition of Tsem Rinpoche’s biography is in the making as I write this and am sure the even more will be touched, inspired and transformed after reading this edition.

    May great masters like Tsem Rinpoche and Gangchen Rinpoche live long healthy lives to continue turning the Wheel of Dharma.

  6. Wah Ying on Sep 29, 2017 at 2:08 am

    This story H.E. Tsem Rinpoche shared on how he met with H.E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche is amazing to read on even after heard about this for few times. From just by a sight H.E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche knows about who H.E. Tsem Rinpoche is, we know the attainments of him. Many stories I heard about H.E. Kyabje Gangchen from seniors who met him is his healing ability as mentioned is this post.

    From H.E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche’s story we know more about H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s qualities. Those who met Rinpoche personally or via internet or Youtube definitely would have many experience to share about Rinpoche and agreed on the qualities mentioned by H.E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. On Rinpoche’s guru devotion, Rinpoche is like the real and perfect example coming out from The 50 Stanza of Guru Devotion. His generosity, giving and left everything for Dharma is yet another living example. Thanks for Rinpocehe for the sharing.

  7. Jace Chong on Sep 29, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Thanks Rinpoche and blog team for the post on the wonderful relationships between Tsem Rinpoche and Gangchen Rinpoche.

    From the post, there’s a feeling of Gangchen Rinpoche loves and takes care of Tsem Rinpoche like a heart son. Gangchen Rinpoche points out Tsem Rinpoche’s good qualities so sharply and clear, this shows that Gangchen Rinpoche’s enlighten qualities to see another enlighten being.

    Tsem Rinpoche carries out each and every instruction from all his Guru without fail, a very good example to show how Guru Devotion leads us to reach our goal of spiritual practice.

    I would like to thank Gangchen Rinpoche who started Tsem Rinpoche on giving Dharma talks, where Tsem Rinpoche started to turn the Wheel of Dharma that benefit tremendous amount of beings in the world.

    May Tsem Rinpoche and Gangchen Rinpoche have long life, healthy and happy!

  8. Jace Chong on Sep 29, 2017 at 1:00 am

  9. CindyH on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    To have such an accomplished and erudite high Lama such as Gangchen Rinpoche acknowledge and speak so approvingly of Rinpoche is definitely a bonus. Not because Rinpoche’s qualities can’t speak for themselves but rather it would be powerful rebuttal against those seeking to defame and cause mischief. After all, we are not dealing with ordinary people who are easily fooled but a highly attained Dharma practitioner. Doesn’t take a genius to figure out who to believe.

    In addition, it is very pragmatic to rely on results, both positive and negatives as means to make any points across to people. After all, actions speak louder than words. Thus, reading about Rinpoche’s life story and all that Rinpoche has done would definitely be beneficial to many on differing levels.

    Thank you for such a wonderful sharing.

  10. Alice Tay on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    It is believed H.E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche is an emanation of Medicine Buddha. Many people have survived and get recovery with the help of Gangchen Rinpoche’s healing blessings. Most important is Gangchen Rinpoche is extremely devoted to Dorje Shugden and never give up his practice though he was the target of CTA.

    Gangchen Rinpoche was one of the first people to recognise our precious guru, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche as a tulku and said Rinpoche should be enthroned. Gangchen Rinpoche advised and encouraged Tsem Rinpoche to have his biography written to tell everyone about his own story so that the people can feel the direct benefit and apply in their life as well as practice Dharma. In the video, Gangchen Rinpoche also emphasized that as Tsem Rinpoche’s students, we should not look at what Rinpoche was but look at what Rinpoche has done in this life. We have to look at Tsem Rinpoche’s qualities, determination in dharma, guru devotion, very skillful means in giving dharma teaching that includes jokes and easy understanding to the people and always practice the 4 types of generosity i.e. giving material, love, giving protection from suffering and give the dharma.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article especially the video. In this video, I noticed that Gangchen Rinpoche’s answers are very clear, straight forward and Gangchen Rinpoche know well Tsem Rinpoche. May Gangchen Rinpoche stays healthy and long life and continues to benefit all sentient beings by turning the dharma wheel.

  11. Kenneth Chan on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    This story reflects the many personal accounts I’ve heard told to me of Rinpoche and other high lamas. As spiritual guides and teachers, I see lamas as leaders – they lead their students, guiding them to navigate through the peaks and falls of life towards their spiritual fulfilment. To know the quality of a leader, it is not necessary to have met or personally know the person. One just has to look at the person’s followers (or students in this case), where the achievements of the students reflect the greatness of their leader. Gangchen Rinpoche has Tsem Rinpoche as a student, another great leader who himself has also inspired his own students to incredible heights of achievement. As they say, “the proof is in the pudding” and looking at the pudding, it is really quite an amazing pudding.

    If Tsem Rinpoche was a Game of Thrones character, he would be Jon Snow but unlike Jon Snow, (and I found it hard to believe it at first, but now I’m quite certain) he really does know everything.

  12. Stella Cheang on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    I am very thankful to read this article and watch the video. Because it is truly amazing to read about an enlightened mind speaks about another enlightened mind. Gangchen Rinpoche sees the qualities of our Tsem Rinpoche that are unique but absolutely important to spread the Dharma and benefit many sentient beings. To me, I have not met anyone in my life who exhibits so many of qualities that put others above self, that put Guru Devotion as the number one priority and who tirelessly share and promote the Dharma.

    Rinpoche makes esoterical Buddha Dharma available in a language that anyone can understand, in a way that many people can apply in their daily lives and on a platform that is just a few finger clicks away. In this way, Buddha Dharma becomes the salvation for modern people like me, turn my mind around and give me a new chance in this human life to do the right thing. Which otherwise impossible in this degenerated times and age.

  13. Lew on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing miracle stories about Gangchen Rinpoche. As Tsem Rinpoche’s student, I have heard quite a number of stories of Gangchen Rinpoche from other senior students, however nothing beats stories from Rinpoche Himself ? When I grow up and hear mystical stories, I just brushed it aside and most of the time, I choose not to believe because I can’t confirm it. But somehow I always believe what Rinpoche said because there is absolutely no reason why Rinpoche would lie to clown like me (and break His vows).

    What stood out for me in this article is Gangchen Rinpoche’s task to Tsem Rinpoche to come out with the biography. When I first heard about this biography project, I was too skeptical, but it has proven that the biography has made tremendous impacts to many people including many of my friends. Many are amazed by the sufferings Rinpoche need to endure and yet only good things came out from it. Given so much suffering one needs to face during childhood, Rinpoche’s stories has inspired many. Many said, if Rinpoche had the suffering like us “normal” people, then why not us?

    I am sure Rinpoche has more interesting stories to share, and looking forward to hearing more soon ??

  14. wan wai meng on Sep 28, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you to Rinpoche to share about his interaction with Gangchen Rinpoche. It is a good insight into about Gangchen Lama and all the great works that Gangchen lama does as a healing lama.

    Tsem Rinpoche’s life was and all the difficulty he has experienced being documented in a biography, can only benefit people to be inspired and not give up. Especially people who want to do the dharma. Rinpoche was very always enthusiastic about the Buddha Dharma, always 200% about the buddha dharma, no matter what he has to face and this article kind of illustrated that.

  15. bk on Sep 28, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I’ve had the fortune of meeting Gangchen Rinpoche on multiple occasions and have also listened to many of Tsem Rinpoche’s stories about his experiences with this living Mahasiddha. From Rinpoche’s tales, Gangchen Rinpoche is highly clairvoyant and I have had first hand experience of his penetrating insight into what was in my mind, and his skilful means of showing me ways out of a mental rut.

    So this story about how Gangchen Rinpoche recognised Tsem Rinpoche as an incarnate lama is just one clear indication of his clairvoyance, and this recognition has been confirmed by no less than Dorje Shugden as well as many other attained lamas. Dorje Shugden’s recognition of Tsem Rinpoche’s incarnation lineage was updated to Gangchen Rinpoche, many years after that fateful day, and Gangchen Rinpoche was very pleased to hear it. I can say this with confidence because I was physically present with some others.

    In the same way, what Gangchen Rinpoche said about Tsem Rinpoche’s qualities is very true and those who have had direct experience of Tsem Rinpoche will attest to this. I am looking forward to more editions of Rinpoche’s biography because if Gangchen Rinpoche says it is beneficial, it definitely will be.

    Just to share, this is one of my fav pics of Gangchen Rinpoche

    5Z0XI

    • Julia Tan on Sep 29, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Dear Beng Kooi,
      Thank you for sharing your favourite picture of Gangchen Rinpoche. It’s a fascinating picture. I love it too. I’m looking forwards to have Gangchen Rinpoche visiting our Kechara Forest Retreat soon. It would honour to see these two Mahasidha meet again. Thank you for your sharing.

  16. Julia Tan on Aug 24, 2017 at 8:47 am

    By reading the story of how H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche met Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche is truly like a legend yet it was real. I am amazed and fascinated to it. I am sure this is due to their pass lives karma hence this life they meet again to teach and liberate all sentient beings again as they promised. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche recognised H.E. Tsem Rinpoche as who he was, in his pass life, just like a long lost friend or brother. As we all know only very highly attained lamas can do that. Tsem Rinpoche’s reincarnation also being recognised, confirmed by Dorje Shugden and enthroned by H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama himself. This is simply showed that highly attained lamas with magical power due to their practice of holding their vows, samaya and compassion still exist in our life. They are real. These are all Lamas that practice Dorje Shugden. I do not see any wrong in them just like what CTA says. Yet after reading this, once again I strengthen my faith in Dorje Shugden and the Buddha Dharma, that it is confirmed and no doubt, Dorje Shugden is an enlightenment Protector who we can rely on for our spiritual path.

  17. Pastor Antoinette on Aug 24, 2017 at 8:31 am

    The qualities of Tsem Tulku Rinpoche are well known by those who know him. It is beautiful to hear them also from one of his teachers. Yesterday evening we had a discussion and some of our group did talk about Lama Gangchen Rinpoche and that they met him or what they know about him.

    I think that we are very fortunate to meet these holy beings and the Dharma and to see their actions and on what they focus.

  18. Pastor Chia on Aug 24, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I had fortune withness few event when Gangchen Rinpoche meeting Tsem Rinpoche at Singapore and Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche guru devotion toward Gangchen Rinpoche like dharma father and son relationship. Gangchen Rinpoche had advice Tsem Rinpoche to learn up computer the early day and in future rinpoche able to promote dharma through media worldwise. This is the clear example how Tsem rinpoche guru devotion follow Gangchen rinpiche advice all the way. Tsem rinpoche giving dharma teaching through his blog benifiting many people until now.

    When Tsem rinpoche facing problem teaching dharma at south east Asia, Gangchen Tinooche always first lama contacted Tsem rinpoche giving him advice to help his spiritual teaching journey. Tsem Rinpiche always cherish this close relationship with Gangchen Rinpoche for his first met Gangchen rinpoche until now. This article has show us how much Tsem rinpoche respect and devotion toward Gangchen rinpoche promote Dharma and Dorje Shughen practice and continue pass down the lineage to furure generation. Thank you rinpoche to sharing this article.

  19. June Kang on Aug 24, 2017 at 8:11 am

    It is always be motivated reading the story of high lamas with the works they have done. His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche is well known as a healing lama. Even His Eminence faced lots of obstacle, he still continue to help the underprivileged peoples by setting up schools and clinics. Truly rejoice of his compassion. Thanks to Gangchen Rinpoche advised our guru Tsem Rinpoche to have his biography, today Tsem Rinpoche’s biography has benefited and inspired so many peoples.

  20. Mingwen on Aug 24, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Gangchen Rinpoche is another great being who is able to accomplish things that are extraordinary =)

    Great beings are divided all over the world to help people and sentient beings who are in need. They could emanate in any form without our knowing and assist us in their wisdom minds.

    May all great beings, who are like Tsem Rinpoche and Gangchen Rinpoche to live long and healthy to stay on Earth to benefit all sentient beinga with Buddhadharma.

  21. Justin Cheah on Aug 24, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Gangchen Rinpoche is one of the “fantastic” Lamas in Tibetan Buddhism. There are so many things to write about Gangchen Rinpoche but one of the most significant deed Gangchen Rinpoche did (for me) was recognising Tsem Rinpoche as a Tulku and repeatedly asked Tsem Rinpoche to go to Gaden Monastery to be recognised as a Tulku.

    I have never met His Eminence before but was fortunate enough to visit Gangchen Labrang many years ago. I am in awe of Gangchen Rinpoche’s scale of work particularly the free schools and free clinics built in Nepal for the underprivileged. Apart from that Gangchen Lama famous for being the Healing Lama tells you a lot about His Eminence.

  22. Pastor Albert on Aug 24, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Gangchen Rinpoche is so highly attained, when he first met Tsem Rinpoche, he already recognised Rinpoche as a Tulku, and then later Rinpoche been recognised as incarnated Tulku, Gangchen Rinpoche’s clairvoyance is so accurate. The meeting of the 2 Buddha is so amazing.

    Thanks to Gangchen Rinpoche, now we have Rinpoche’s biography and so many people has benefited by this book, the book’s layout, content and the format is just like what Gangchen prescribe, it is a very interesting read on Rinpoche’s bio.

    When one is facing great difficulties, when one does not has anyone to get advice, when one is very helpless and when they are deciding to give up, they can read on a high lama’s biography, because from the Lama’s bio, it allow one to learn what the Lama has gone thru and how much suffering they were enduring but yet, they didn’t give up or slow down, they still continue to work for the benefit of others, just like this article, by reading it, it has already opened up our mind to see things differently.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your meeting with Gangchen Rinpoche.

  23. Andrea Lai on Aug 24, 2017 at 1:42 am

    It is interesting knowing such great erudite master like Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche who shows clairvoyance that been witnessed by his students. Much to my surprised, Gangchen Rinpoche has this special psychic power to bring death to life! Other than that, more interesting stories like the springing out water from the spot that he urinated in one of his healing centres, the existing of a boar that later bow in front of him which he claimed is Marici, the goddess of dawn and the blessing Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche gave on secluded land.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this article and introduction of his teacher, H.E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche.

  24. nicholas on Aug 23, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    From the article seeing the two great beings meeting each other is really not an coincident and it really show how attained they are. Upon sight H.E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche already know who is H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and through Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche’s clairvoyant he able to see Rinpoche’s qualities and gave advices on how Rinpoche able to benefit many people. I strongly believe that Rinpoche knows what need to be done but is for us the students to develop faith and focus in our dharma learning from Rinpoche and put in practice on all the work needed to benefit other with Rinpoche.

    Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche mentioned that Rinpoche previous lives had many retreats and written text and in this live is time to teach to reach out people beyond monastic community. From this we can see how Rinpoche blog https://www.tsemrinpoche.com has reach so many people and benefitted so many people from different background.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the experience with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche.

  25. Pastor Henry Ooi on Aug 23, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    To be in the presence of great high lamas is incredibly exhilarating and one can only stare in awe of their glowing physical form. I had the great fortune to have met Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche a couple of times. I was also fortunate to have visited Gangchen labrang most of the time when I was in Kathmandu, Nepal, and each visit is warmly received by Jamyang-la, nephew of Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. Jamyang-la is a humble and good monk who manages the furniture, incense and herb factory within Gangchen labrang. During one visit to Gangchen labrang, I asked Jamyang-la to narrate the story of water coming out of the ground on Himalayan Healing Centre, the Tibetan clinic started by Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The clinic supports and provides Tibetan medical medicine and care to the poor and needy in that area. Jamyang-la modestly said that Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche urinated on a spot at the high ground where the healing centre was to be built. Later during construction, water was found coming out from the spot where Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche had urinated. Amazing! The water collected from the ground was for the use of the entire healing centre.

  26. pammie yap on Aug 23, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche is indeed clairvoyant and highly attained as mentioned by Rinpoche. And there are two of them! It is an interesting and exciting post. To read the part where Rinpoche stopped the taxi and when Gangchen Rinpoche asked Rinpoche to be recognized as a Tulku. The main points that were mentioned at the bottom of the post was really logical and true because a lot of it was experienced by the students.

    I must say that Rinpoche’s biography ‘The Promise’ was done really well with lots of photos and details. Once you start reading, you can’t stop, you just want to continue to learn and understand more about Rinpoche’s life. It’s a must read!

  27. Jason on Aug 16, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Gangchen Rinpoche’s advice my Guru , Tsem Rinpoche to write his own biography really inspired my Guru,Tsem Tulku Rinpoche in his spiritual journey. Tsem Rinpoche biography really benefited many people and inspired many to never give up in difficult life.
    Besides that, Tsem Rinpoche always infuse some jokes or good humor in Dharma sharing to make the Dharma more practical and close to our daily life.
    Thanks Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche for this sharing.

    Jason

  28. Bradley Kassian on Aug 14, 2017 at 7:32 am

    H.E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, being one of Rinpoche’s gurus is renowned as a healing lama and very popular in China. He is very highly attained and it is wonderful that Kechara has some healing practices that stem from him. He has very few expectations but encourages his students and all he comes across to practice mind transformation. I rejoice in H.E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche’s kindness and generosity. Thank you, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and the writing team for sharing Rinpoche’s experience with this great Lama.

  29. wan wai meng on Aug 12, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Always wonderful to see Gangchen lama in picture, even though I have never met him before. He exudes so much kindness, and some of the healing practices we have in Kechara is due to Gangchen Lama’s kindness in disseminating them to others. Truly rejoice in this lama’s kindness and generosity.

    Thank you to Rinpoche for sharing his journey with Lama Gangchen with all of us.

  30. Suzy on Aug 11, 2017 at 11:04 am

    What a wonderful and interesting story! I look forward to purchasing the biography on Amazon.

  31. Vivian Ong on Aug 10, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and writer’s team for writting this article. It is great to hear other Lama saying our Guru is great especially when it comes from a High Lama like Gangchen Rinpoche. Gangchen Rinpoche himself is also a great Lama and he heals people’s sickness. We are very fortunate to have met and become Tsem Rinpoche’s student. Tsem Rinpoche’s biography indeed touches a lot of people including myself. I cried while reading it. My other Dharma also cried when read it. My Guru, Tsem Rinpoche is ever so caring, kind, loving, compassionate, etc. You name it, Rinpoche has all the good qualities that we don’t have. His care and love is unconditional. He never expects anything in return but for our mind transformation after learning the Dharma. May Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche have long life and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  32. Anne Ong on Aug 9, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Gangchen Rinpoche is also one of my favorite lama. It’s great to hear Gangchen Rinpoche speak of our dearest Guru,Tsem Rinpoche. And with his high clairvoyant capabilities,prophecied Tsem Rinpoche’s great works as a highly attained Tulku in his past lives. Very interesting article and would definitely find some time to go into more details of this article. Thank you very much Rinpoche and writers for this wonderfully written Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.

  33. Datuk May on Aug 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Due to H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s guru devotion to His Guru, Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche in this life will teach and the Dharma will flow to all ten directions.

    According to Gangchen Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche in his previous lives, had written many Dharma Text and performed great retreats, but with influence within Tibet and the monastic orders. This life, Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings will benefit many many people without restrictions to sectors of society and without boundaries.

    With more than 10 million views on Tsemrinpoche.com, Gangchen Rinpoche is definitely clairvoyant with psychic powers.

    Read what a renowned Great Master has to say about H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

  34. Lim Han Nee on Aug 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    H.E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche ,one of Tsem Rinpoche’s gurus, is one of the foremost healers of our time. He is also a World Peace advocate and ambassador. He has installed World Peace Buddha statues everywhere.What strikes us in this article by Rinpoche is Gangchen Rinpoche’s extraordinary clairvoyance and psychic power, and his being a highly attained Master.

    When Tsem Rinpoche met him in his home in 1987, he immediately announced that Rinpoche was a Tulku. It turned out that Gangchen Rinpoche was one of the first people to recognise Tsem Rinpoche as a tulku, even before Rinpoche received his official recognition. Later it turned out Gangchen Rinpoche was right, when Tsem Rinpoche was recognised and enthroned.

    Gangchen Rinpoche is very close to Dorje Shugden and very devoted to the Protector.Despite the ban, he has continued his Dorje Shugden practice. He has been visiting Tibet and spreading the Dharma and giving teachings there.

    He has insisted that Rinpoche write his biography for the benefit of many people.Gangchen Rinpoche said that the biography should reflect Rinpoche’s many good qualities , his passion for Dharma from young, as well as his deep and exceptional Guru Devotion.

    Gangchen Rinpoche was hugely instrumental in making Tsem Rinpoche teach. In the early years of 1990, owing to his clairvoyance, he knew that in the future, Rinpoche would be teaching in far-flung regions. Gangchen Rinpoche “spontaneously” told Tsem Rinpoche to give an impromptu teaching to his students , without any preparation at all. Though Rinpoche was stumped, he somehow managed to give a teaching, while Gangchen Rinpoche listened and watched all throughout , from behind the throne! Afterwards, he said , “Good Good” to Rinpoche in an encouraging manner. This was the first of many teachings he would make Rinpoche give over the years! In reflection, Rinpoche saw that Gangchen Rinpoche was actually preparing him for the teachings he would be giving in the future!

    Thus did Gangchen Rinpoche give Tsem Rinpoche a great deal of support and encouragement and powerful invaluable advice.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 27. 2021 05:33 PM
    Watching the videos and looking at those pictures in this post tell us more. Sad to see the working conditions really bad especially in the brick kilns of Andhra Pradesh,India. We could see those working men, women and younf children are working round the clock 12 just to earn a living.
    We are considered more fortunate enough than them and we should not complain of what we have, live and so on. We should appreciate every moment , what we have now to do good and beneficial for others, no matter how hard and difficult at times as others might be worse than us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/you-have-to-see-this.html
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    Saturday, Feb 27. 2021 05:32 PM
    Wow…..wonderful dog lovers should read to help them to be more caring, loving having a pet. Once we have them as our pet we have the responsibility to give care and love to them. Dogs have feelings like us and is men best friend.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this essential facts for dog lovers.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/20-essential-facts-dog-lovers-must-always-remember.html
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    Scientists had looking at long term, discovered that estimated about 100 to 10,000 species will be extinct soon if nothing is done. Could imagine from microscopic organisms to large plants and animals will go extinct each year. Animal such as sharks, lions, Pit bulls dogs and so forth as mentioned in this blog can become extinct when humans over hunt and over fish, pollute the environment, destroy habitats , and many others. Reading this post tells us more those world’s most dangerous animals are in fact in danger themselves. But the actions of humans toward those dangerous animal has proven more dangerous than that of the animal. Interesting read .
    Thank you Shakila Rajendra for this sharing…..good knowledge . May more people are aware of the harm they are doing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-worlds-most-dangerous-animals-in-danger-themselves.html
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    Thursday, Feb 25. 2021 01:04 AM
    This is kind of hard to believe and shocking to imagine the weirdest addiction of people in this planet, they are extremely strange. People can become addicted to actions, feelings, or behaviors, not just substances. There must be something behind of every addiction, I don’t think they are crazy or mentally ill, it’s their weird enjoyment for a short time.

    I had a friend in my primary school who eats mud during rainy days, she told me, it smells good and she enjoys doing it during her play time. I found it strange but has she grow up in different environment she forget about her addiction. So, I strongly believe, all behaviors can be changed when the person gains self-awareness and actually wants to change. Thanks for the interesting sharing and recall of my childhood friend.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 24. 2021 01:33 PM
    nteresting read of this history of how Dorje Shugden practice came into light . Since Dorje Shugden was introduced into the Sakya tradition, there have been many Sakya throne holders that practiced Dorje Shugden. Out of the 42 supreme throne holders throughout the history of the Sakya tradition, six of the thrones holders are confirmed to have practiced Dorje Shugden. They have built chapels to him, composed prayers and pujas (kangsols) to him and even propagated his practice amongst their disciples. They cannot be wrong and in fact as confirmed by the 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being. Dorje Shugden kangsol (prayer) to invoke the blessings of Dorje Shugden composed by him is still widely used today. Dorje Shugden must be a powerful Dharma protector that Sakya tradition have been long relying. It has proven that Dorje Shugden is not a minor practice. Interesting read , may more people read this post to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html
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    Tuesday, Feb 23. 2021 11:23 PM
    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. It looks very delicious, healthy and nutritious. I can’t wait to try making it has the ingredients are easy to purchase and methods are simple. I wonder what it taste like.

    https://bit.ly/37DAV7y
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    There are lots of people have more than one reason for choosing vegetarianism. Many people choose a vegetarian diet out of concern over animal rights or the environment and others may be based on religious beliefs or even for healthier lifestyle.

    Regardless of whether you choose a vegetarian way of life, it’s always a healthy idea to eat a wide variety of foods and try out new foods when you can.

    Thank you for the sharing and compiling the list of vegetarian restaurants and organic shops in Klang Valley. I am glad to know whereabout and hoping to try them.

    https://bit.ly/3siC4tf
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:30 PM
    Begtse Chen, a deity of alien origin, was incorporated into the pantheon of Tibetan Buddhism as a protector of the Dharma. This Proyector is one of the eight famous Dharmapala in Tantric Buddhism. Also known as red Mahakala and is especially revered in Mongolia where the origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century. It has become the mainstay of Protector practice in Mongolia. Interesting read.
    Thank you for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:27 PM
    Interesting read of Kunkhyen Choku Ozer was a lineage master of the Manjushri Namasamgiti Tantra. He became known as Kunkhyen Choku Ozer due to his ability to penetrate the meaning of the great Buddhist treatises merely just by glancing at it. He could memolised texts just by reading it once. Reading this post and information at least I can know he is also a part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage. He is also famed for establishing the ancient monastery of Dakpo Tsele.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing as many of us would not have known this GREAT Lama was part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kunkhyen-choku-ozer-master-of-the-kalachakra-guhyasamaja-tantras.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings on Dorje Shugden and explanation on retreat. Learning and practicing this Dorje Shugden’s practice have indeed benefited many people. And more so when to do a retreat. . We are all very fortunate to be given an opportunity to meet Tsem Rinpoche and learning, practicing all these precious teachings coming from a pure lineage that can be traced back to the time of the great Lama Tsongkhapa. A very detailed explanation on why we need the retreat and the way to do the retreat.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-retreat-a-powerful-practice-to-fulfill-wishes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:54 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche had been working tirelessly teaching Dharma in his whole life, giving many opportunities for us to learn , practice Dharma teachings. Whatever goes wrong we should admit it as our own fault and not our guru. Rinpoche ‘s love to spread Dharma teachings and nothing else. He had followed his advice of his guru to come all the way from India to teach in Malaysia. Reading all those meaningful quotes and sayings in this article tells us a thousand words of truth which we should not take it lightly. We could in fact learn from it and stop blaming others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/is-it-the-gurus-fault.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:51 PM
    HH the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso , the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, who is a living Bodhisattva, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara. Blessing to have a change looking at this rare picture taken years ago of Dalai lama on the throne . Dalai Lama is well known as a Buddhist Advocate for Peace and Freedom.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-the-supreme-holder-of-the-white-lotus.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:48 PM
    Tibetans all over the world celebrates Losar, or Tibetan New Year with the beginning of Lunar year. This year it falls on the 12 February, every one will be looking forward to this day. A new year a new beginning , where the Panglung Oracle will take trance of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. As usual every year the Panglung Oracle will give advices, offering guidance, for the year ahead to everyone of what to do and so forth. Whatever advices given should not taken lightly. The Panglung Oracle as Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden will also give teachings and blessing . For this year Dorje Shugden gave a very powerful teachings and messages.
    Thank you for sharing this precious message.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-2021-losar-advice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 02:06 PM
    Interesting read , even though short but at least knowing the home Monastery of H E Tsem Rinpoche’s previous incarnation, Gedun Nyedrak. The monastery was called ‘Tsem’,where a custodian of a tooth relic of the great Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gedun-nyedrak-an-abbot-of-gaden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 01:59 PM
    News of UFO always fascinating to me . There are many UFO sighting hotspots exist across the globe, it has long since scientist have a keen interest to investigate further. UFOs has become a modern sensation for hunters , scientist and so forth. There was only the ambiguous testament of witnesses so far all happen and appeared mysteries without any substantial evidence. But the Japanese government has admitted and believes definitely they the UFO exist. Well the Japanese government has even made a statement about alien spacecraft appearing on Earth. Many people have denied the existence of UFOs, but with so many UFO sightings they cannot denied it after all. Sound interesting.
    The Buddha has once said that we are not the only beings in existence and we are not alone on earth. Interesting videos to watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/japanese-admits-ufo-exists.html

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  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question and its nice to see you here again. The reason why we pray in front of our altars is because it becomes a focal point of the enlightened energies we are invoking. Therefore it becomes a kind of portal for the energies of transformation, peace, healing, prosperity and protection. It is also the place where we make offerings to the Buddhas. As such, most people usually only have 1 altar in their home. However, you can have more than 1 altar in your home. As it is an altar, it should be complete with representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas. This would be an image (either a statue, thangka, tsa tsa, poster, framed picture, etc), a Dharma text and a stupa. In front of these, you should have at least 1 type of offering or more. This can be a fixed offering or maybe even a set of water offerings, which you make every day. Since practitioners make offerings on a daily basis, most opt to have only 1 altar, but there is no rule in Buddhism to say you can only have 1 altar. The altar however, should be placed in a respectful place. So, not in the bathroom. Or if in the bedroom, you should put a screen up to block it when you are changing, sleeping, etc. Alternatively, you can keep it in a cupboard, and close the doors during such activities. But altars should be dedicated places to the Buddhas, so don't put secular items in the same place, such as on the same shelf, etc. When it comes to praying, it is usually done in front of the altar, as you are invoking the enlightened beings. When you do your prayers there it becomes a powerful place in your home, and provides you with a sacred space to pray and meditate. However, if circumstances are difficult, then of course you can pray elsewhere. For example, when I first set up an altar, I was living in a single room with not much space. I set up an altar on a shelf but was not able to pray in front of it. Once I had made offerings, I would simply sit in another part of the room and do the prayers there. If it is really not convenient, then of course it is permissible to do the prayers elsewhere. It is better to do the prayers, than not do them at all if you can't be in front of your altar. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 25, 2021 01:33
    Kuenzang wangdi asked: What would be my most suitable colour ?
    pastor answered: Dear Kuenzang Wangdi, Thank you for your question. The following calculators may be of interest to you: Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html In relation to which colour if most favourable for you, unfortunately our calculators do not give this information. However, from a Buddhist practice viewpoint, what is more important is the transformation of the mind. Once we transform our minds according to teachings, we are able to overcome any obstacle and create good conditions for our lives. You can learn a very short mind transformation teaching here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html You can couple this with formal practice. If you are interested, a very good practice to bring energies of increase and generate a long life, merits, wealth and prosperity in your life, is the the practice of Gyenze. You can find information about the practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html. I hope this helps. Thanks.
  • February 22, 2021 22:14
    Naseer asked: Hi My name is Naseer Ahmed 8th dec 1979. Life path 1 Im looking to add to my name slightly... change it too... Naseer Al Ahmed... Would this be more complimentary as far as for the business front... or would it not make any difference
    pastor answered: Hello Naseer, As per your question, your Life Path Number is 1. The Life Path Number according to the system of numerology used on our website is calculated using your date of birth. Therefore, a change in name will not affect your Life Path Number. Some of the other calculators on the same page do however use your name. One of the smaller calculators you may be interested in is the Achievement Number, but again, this only uses your date of birth for the calculation. You can find it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html You may also be interested in two of our other pages: Chinese Zodiac - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html Thank you for your question. I hope this helps.
  • February 20, 2021 18:36
    Sandra asked: After making a food offering to the three jewels (which we will eat for lunch etc), should we think of it as a blessing and partake?
    pastor answered: Hello Sandra, When making food offerings to the Three Jewels, which you eat yourself, when you recite the prayer and make the offering, you should visualise that the Buddhas receive your food offering and because you have made an offering, they are very pleased. It also fulfills one of the Refuge commitments, which is to offer the first portion of whatever we eat and drink to the Three Jewels, while remembering their kindness. You can then partake of the meal and consider it a blessing from the Three Jewels. Alternatively, you can set out a plate (which you reserve for this purpose) of food, which you can offer on your altar. Similarly, once the food has been left on your altar for a while, you can later remove it and consume it as a blessing. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 19, 2021 04:33
    Sandra asked: Is intovertedness a bad quality? Since Buddha is so altruistic and this is the opposite trait, it must be bad. How do you think one should lessen introverted tendencies?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Introvertedness is not a bad quality. Altruism and compassion are different from being an introvert or extrovert. Introverts are generally quieter people, less expressive of their emotions, while extroverts are the opposite. Buddhist practice is not about expression of emotion. Rather the altruistic and compassionate teachings are more about how you help other people and sentient beings, physically or emotionally. If the qualities of introverted-ness are stopping you from developing these, then they need to change. But this may not be necessary, depending on the qualities that you are talking about. You can do simple meditations to building up the energy of compassion in your mindstream and you will see that you actions will automatically start to be more compassionate and altruistic. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 18, 2021 03:28
    Sandra asked: How should one behave when negative karma is being purified? How can we know if bad karma is being purified? Do we accumulate positive karma simultaneously when doing purification practices? Many thanks for your response.
    pastor answered: Hello again Sandra, There are two ways in which karma can be purified, the first is through our own efforts alone and the second is through our own effort, combined with a purification practice. Through our own efforts: this means that you transform your mind enough to not react negatively in any situation and only react in a positive manner. For example, you may have the karma to get angry. So you get into situations which makes you angry. If you react normally, then you will get angry again, this will only lead you to create more karma of being angry. But if you make the effort not to get angry in those situations then you do not create or multiply that karma. The original karma you have may lead you to be in those types of situations again, but if you do not get angry then after a while you start to purify that karma. Through your own efforts, combined with a purification practice: as you are working on transforming your mind, you can rely on the practices that help you to purify your karma, such as the practice of Vajrasattva or the 35 Confessional Buddhas. This boosts your ability to purify negative karma, based on the enlightened energies of the Buddhas. This however is only truly effective when combined with the Four Opponent Powers. You can read more about that here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-35-confessional-buddhas.html In general, when karma is being purified then you should remain level-headed and not act out of emotion or habit, but from your understanding of the workings of karma and the Dharma. But actually, this should not only be when karma is being purified. You should act and behave in this way all the time according to the Dharma, then you are, up to a point, always purifying karma. It is one of the reasons that so much emphasis is placed on refraining from negative actions and engaging in positive actions using your body, speech and mind, because these are the three means or 'doors' with which you interact with the world. At our level, we cannot tell if karma is being purified or not, only those who are more highly attained can tell. However, that is one of the reasons the Buddhist texts advise study of and belief in karma. If there is karma, then it can be purified, and the way to do so is transform your mind and invoke upon the enlightened beings. So if you are doing both, you can rest assured that you are in fact purifying your karma. When you purify negative karma, whether just through your own efforts or combined with a purification practice you collect merit, not positive karma. If you simply do a good action, you collect good karma. But if you are practicing the Dharma with the intention of achieving enlightenment, you take refuge, engage in the practice, and dedicate at the end, then you develop merit, not positive karma. If you want to read more about how karma works and how to purify it in more detail, I suggest you read a Lamrim text such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, which you can order from your local bookstore or get online here (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand).
  • February 17, 2021 23:06
    Sandra asked: Hello pastors, thank you for your response to my earlier question. Do divination predictions change frequently? Why does that happen?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. Divinations, compared to astrological predictions, are much more accurate. There are many types of divination, but those based on the practice of enlightened beings are very accurate. Three of the most well-known in Tibetan Buddhism are the divination practices of Manjushri, Palden Lhamo and Dorje Shugden. You can read more about Dorje Shugden's dice divination here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-dice-divination.html Questions that are asked during divinations are much more specific than the types of topics that astrological predictions can help with, therefore are based on very specific types of karma. This means that if you asked a divination question twice, without taking remedial actions in between, then the answer would most likely be the same, given that all the prerequisites have been held by the diviner and the divinations are genuine. However, if a divination is done and then remedial actions recommended, such as various practices or pujas, and these are done to the letter, then if the question is asked again, then the results would differ. This is because when engaging in these practices or pujas, either you generate the merit necessary to overpower the negative effects of the karma, or you purify the negative effects of the karma creating the situation. This however, is generally not done. You wouldn't ask the same question twice or over and over again. The reason for this is because one of the factors that comes into play when seeking divination is faith. This is faith in the fact that the remedial actions recommended will help whatever situation you are facing. Having seen H.E. Tsem Rinpoche do countless divinations for people, I can attest to this. Those who have faith and follow through with the advice, see a great improvement in the situation that led them to ask the divination question in the first place. Those that did not follow the advice either at all or not fully, did not see any improvement. And this makes sense, because they did not purify the effects of the karma enough, or generate enough merit. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 15, 2021 04:09
    sandra asked: How much importance should we give to astrological predictions or chart readings? Are these readings susceptible to change all the time,i.e, in the context of planetary movements? Can our own effort/actions supercede what is predicted in our birth chart?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your interesting question. You are absolutely correct about the universal principle of change. According to Buddhist practice, astrological predictions are based upon a fixed point in time. Take for example, your moment of birth, which most astrological readings take as the main point of reference. At that specific moment, there would have been various energies or planetary alignments, etc. Combined together, they are said to give an accurate prediction of what will occur to a person throughout their life. This however, is based on one's birth karma, to be born at that specific point in time and location. This birth karma also provides the driving force behind what will occur in a person's life, if that karma is not changed somehow. Hence, that is why astrological predictions can give very accurate readings on someone's personality, as well as life events. Birth karma provides the main force behind all other karma to come into play. That is why it is given importance in astrology. There are also more advanced methods to take into account planetary and energetical movements to give even more detailed and precise predictions that can even be made down to the month, day or hour of a person's life. In Buddhism, however, we believe that karma can be changed. It can multiply, be purified or exhausted, or the effects of that karma can be overpowered by another karma or spiritual merit. In these cases, the outcome will change. The way in which this happens is varied. It can be as simple as doing some prayers (to generate spiritual merit) or changing your behaviour, environment or location, the way you think, and the ways in which you react in various situations. That is why in Buddhist astrological systems, emphasis is placed on remedial measures to counteract negative outcomes. For example, someone may be born with an angry disposition from an astrological point of view. If this person goes through life acting from this anger, then the predictions based on the time of birth will occur. However, a remedial action can be undertaken, such as the person pracitising Chenrezig, who is the Buddha of compassion, or the person doing some form of charity work. These remedial actions generate compassion in the mind of the person, which counteracts the anger. As this happens and the karma is changed, then the person no longer needs to feels the negative effects of any bad astrological (or more correctly - karmic) situations. There are even some practices that specifically help to counteract negative astrological influences and help you to change things. Such an example is Black Manjushri. Within Tibetan Buddhism, according to your time and date of birth, you also have what is known as a 'Birth Buddha'. This is basically an enlightened being that you have an affinity with in this life. General remedial actions include making images of this particular Buddha or engaging in this Buddha's practice. This combined with a change in how we live - otherwise known as Mind Transformation in the Buddhist context - changes astrological outcomes. However, if we continue living without controlling our actions, words and thoughts, the predictions made using astrological readings will most likely still occur. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • February 7, 2021 00:16
    Purna Tamang asked: What is my lucky number and color ?
    pastor answered: Dear Purna Tamang, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, none our horoscope apps on this page gives this information at this moment. However, you may find some of the other information provided useful. Below are the links: For Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html For Tibetan astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html For Numerology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html For Fortune cookies: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/fortune-cookie Thank you and I hope you find something interesting in one of the apps.
  • January 20, 2021 03:32
    Sangita. asked: i want to buy my own house.which mantra i should chant to have my own house.kindly reply.
    pastor answered: Dear Sangita, Thank you for your question. Everything in our lives, whether good or bad is due to our karma. This is karma we have accumulated either in previous lives or earlier on in this life. You can learn more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/discovering-yourself-a-teaching-on-karma-mindstream.html Sometimes, we go through obstacles or need some form of spiritual help to assist us in improving our situations. In these circumstances we can rely on the practice of certain deities. One of these deities is the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. You can read more about this deity and his practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/beginners-introduction-to-dorje-shugden.html You can learn more about Dorje Shugden's practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-teaching-videos.html. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • January 12, 2021 00:32
    Laurence Brahm asked: Hello la. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche. My name is Laurence Brahm and I've directed the two films including Searching for The Lotus Born Master. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche in hopes he would kindly agree to an interview with our third production on Guru Rinpoche and also I would like to ask some questions concerning Shambala. I would be most grateful if Rinpoche would email me at himalayanconsensus2@gmail.com Thank you. With respects
    pastor answered: Dear Laurence Brahm, Thank you for your questions. This section is actually answered by Kechara's Pastors who were trained by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. Unfortunately, Tsem Rinpoche is no longer with us physically. He passed into Parinirvana in 2019. You can read more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html If you would like to ask questions to any of the pastors regarding this, please email care@kechara.com with more information and mention that you would like to talk to one of the pastors. Thank you
  • December 31, 2020 14:46
    Jose Ajuria asked: What are the qualities of the Buddha Dharma and Sangha
    pastor answered: Dear Jose Ajuria, Here is a short article that discusses the qualities of the Three Jewels: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/taking-refuge-by-pabongka-rinpoche.html For a more in-depth text regarding this, please read Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand). The text describes the qualities and benefits of taking refuge in each, in much more detail. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • December 30, 2020 09:55
    Dan asked: Dear pastors, some vegetarians said egg can eat. While some say no. What is your opinion on this. Thank you
    pastor answered: Dear Dan, Thank you for your question. There are differing views on eggs as part of the vegetarian diet. Some people would say that since eggs we get these days are not fertilized, then they are vegetarian since there is no life involved at that point. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche was vegetarian but consumed eggs, as long as they were free-range and organic, because Rinpoche was against the battery farming system which produces the majority of eggs these days. There is a lot of animal cruelty involved with battery farming. Most people who do not include egg in their vegetarian diets do this because of the harm is causes the hens during the farming process, and also because they can view eating eggs as taking a life. That being said, within Buddhism, there are certain practices that strictly prohibit the consumption of eggs, as with other types of food. This can be for a number of reasons, which are too long to be discussed here. I would say that most people in the Kechara organisation eat eggs although vegetarian, but that may also be a cultural thing. Some people however, have taken the extra step and live a vegan lifestyle, which definitely does not include egg, as an extension of their practice of compassion for other sentient beings. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • December 5, 2020 00:25
    Bradley asked: Would offerings or prayers like Sangsol offering be more potent if we had the prayers translated to the language of a given geographical area? Example in England where Celtic was once spoken? Would the local deities or spirits be pleased we took the time to do so? They are far older than us.
    pastor answered: Dear Bradley, Thank you for your interesting question. Actually the sangsol prayers will be effective when done in any language. There are two main reasons for this. The first is that when you recite the sangsol prayer, you are actually invoking upon an enlightened being first, in this case, it is Dorje Shugden. Therefore, when you make the requests of the local deities to accept the offering, be calm and improve local circumstances etc, it is not coming from you. You are actually beseeching Dorje Shugden to help you in this matter. Hence, it is Dorje Shugden who is communicating with the local deities, not us. Secondly, deities and gods, as they do not have physical bodies, do not require ordinary language. Language as we know it is actually linked to our physical bodies. Local deities and gods, etc, because they don't have the same type of physical form as us, actually recognise our prayers through intention and effort rather than language. Therefore, prayers such as the sangsol prayers are effective no matter which language they are physical recited in. I hope this makes sense, if it does not, please let us know and we will clarify further. Thank you.
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The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
3 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Fwd: Dear Sotha
5 months ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
5 months ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
6 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
6 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
6 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
9 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
9 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
9 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
10 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
12 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
12 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
12 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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