Renunciation by Lama Yeshe

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear student and friends,

I wanted to share this article about Renunciation by Lama Yeshe with all of you as it is so well explained. One can hugely benefit from reading and contemplating on teachings such as those below…

As Lama Yeshe says, renunciation does not mean that you throw away all of your nice things and then you’re renounced!! Instead, he emphasizes that it is, essentially, to not have the grasping need and the attachment for such “pleasures”.

No true Dharma can ever arise without true insight into renunciation. Therefore true Dharma practice only starts from having unwavering renunciation.

When I was very young, I use to wish when I grow up I can be like a Lama Yeshe. I love his style, his humour, his wrath, his love, his expressions, his bodhicitta. I love Lama Yeshe. I met him just once and it was impactual.

May everyone be well always,
Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Renunciation

Renunciation is a tricky word. In the Western world it has a connotation that makes us scared of losing our pleasure. I want you to understand that to be renounced, you don’t have to throw away all your nice belongings. That isn’t the meaning of renunciation. That isn’t only the business of monks and nuns. Anyone who is seeking liberation or enlightenment should have renunciation of samsara.

What binds us to samsara? What makes us unhappy? Our lack of renunciation. We are unhappy because we crave and grasp sensory samsaric objects. We are seeking to solve our problems, but we are not looking for the solution in the right place. The right place is where we loosen our own grasping.

It is good to know the point of reducing our grasping. The main point is that our grasping desire does not bring us satisfaction, but instead leads to more dissatisfaction. If we have enough wisdom, however, we can utilize the objects of the five senses, to some extent, and not have a negative reaction. As human beings, we are capable of judging for ourselves how far we can go into the experience of sensory pleasure without getting caught in it.

For example, many French people like to drink wine. The Buddhist scriptures forbid alcohol completely but not because it is believed that wine is bad. In fact, wine is beautiful, especially red wine, which has a fantastic color. However, because we are only beginners on that path to liberation, it is easy for us to get caught up in negative energy. For that reason, and not because wine itself is bad, it is prohibited.

The extreme grasping mind overestimates objects through projections that have nothing to do with reality. Buddhism is not saying that there is no objective beauty. There is beauty, but it is only conventional or, in other words, relative. The craving mind however, projects something beyond the relative level, which has nothing to do with the object. That is the hallucination. Without intensive observation and without perceptive wisdom, you cannot discover this. For that reason, Buddhism recommends meditation.

If we take our own daily lives as an example, we can see that we are caught up in small pleasures; we develop tremendous hang-ups and grasping about things of such little value. We think that we should always have the best, that we should always have perfect pleasure. This grasping attitude is useless and should be abandoned. We should actualize a meaningful, liberated life.

We are capable of examining our own mind in everyday life and comprehending which thoughts bring problems and are not worthwhile. This is the method of meditation. We can then correct our attitudes and actions. We don’t have to think, “My attitudes and actions are due to my previous karma. I can’t do anything about them.” This is a misunderstanding of karma. Don’t think that you are powerless. You do have power. Human beings do have the power to change their life-style, to change their attitudes and their habits. You can call that capacity Buddha-potential, God-potential or whatever you like.

 

Bodhicitta

Bodhicitta is extremely precious, like a diamond mine. In order to have space for it you have first to equalize your feelings towards all universal living beings. You need to generate a deep, sincere feeling of equanimity from the bottom of your heart. Without extending this feeling of equanimity to all living beings, it is not possible to say that you want to dedicate your life to others.

When you understand your own disastrous situation, with your problems of egotism, craving, desire, anger, and so forth, you see yourself as an object of compassion. You then remember that you are not the only one in this situation. In society, some people are high class, some are middle class and others are low class; but everybody is the same as you in wanting happiness and not wanting to be miserable.

Consider your relationship to friends, enemies and strangers. Your craving overestimation of one person, your hatred of another and your ignorant indifference to yet another, come from your own three poisonous minds of desire, hatred and ignorance. They are objects of your own mind. They do not exist externally. Like renunciation, equanimity has to do with inner experience.

In your daily life, you should practice equanimity as much as you can be trying not to have enemies and not to have exaggerated grasping towards people. In the space of equanimity, you can then nurture your bodhicitta. Bodhicitta is an extremely high realization that is the complete opposite of the self-cherishing attitude. Self-cherishing thought is like a sword you put through your heart; bodhicitta is like medicine. Once you begin to open your heart to others, you gain tremendous peace, tremendous pleasure, and inexhaustible energy. When you work for yourself, you are in the iron grip of ego.

What really matters is your attitude. The dedicated attitude of opening your heart to all universal living beings brings relaxation. In our lives, we don’t have time for meditation, and even when we try to meditate, our minds are sluggish. However, I really believe that making a strong determination that today, and for the rest of your life, you will dedicate yourself to others as much as possible is very powerful. In my opinion, this Bodhicitta attitude is much more powerful and much more practical in the Western environment than doing meditations in which you squeeze yourself.

 

The Wisdom of Shunyata

From the Buddhist point of view, having renunciation of samsara and the loving kindness of bodhicitta alone are not enough to cut the root of ego and of the dualistic mind. Practicing bodhicitta eliminates gross attachment and craving desire, but not its human problems

All of us practice loving kindness to some extent, but often it is mixed with fanatical love. This is due to a lack of penetrating wisdom, which goes beyond relative projections. You can see that even religious actions done with a motivation lacking in penetrating wisdom become mundane actions. Western religions seem to place tremendous emphasis on love and compassion, but not so much emphasis on wisdom. However, when I was with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Spain, His Holiness visited a monastery and met a Christian monk who had vowed to spend his life in an isolated place. His Holiness asked him how he felt when he experienced signs of good or bad things coming to him. The monk answered, “In my world, good is not necessarily too good, bad is not necessarily too bad.” I was astonished. When good things happen, you should think, “Okay All right.” When bad things happen, you should also think, “Okay All right.” We somehow have to be reasonable, instead of rolling with the good and bad in an emotional river. Our emotional river, our emotional reactions come from holding onto concrete pleasure and concrete pain. Worldly pleasure is transitory and knowing its conventional, transitory nature frees us. A Buddhist with some understanding of shunyata has a similar experience to that Christian monk through seeing that good and bad are relative, not absolute, and exist only for the conventional mind. It is characteristic of ego to project a fantasy notion of self and also others. Your image of yourself is a projection of your ego. Close your eyes and check this right now. Just ask yourself the simple question. “What is my image of myself?” It helps you to break down the gross concept of ego and banish your self-pitying imagination. You can then go beyond fear. Philosophically of course, we have thousands of analyses relating to the notion of self-existent I. But I am talking about practical, simple things we can do every day without needing to think about Buddhist terminology. Simply ask yourself how you interpret yourself Every time you ask yourself this kind of question, you get a different answer, because sometimes you are emanating as a chicken, sometimes as a pig, at other times as a monkey. You then simply laugh at yourself “lncredible! Fancy thinking I am a pig!” You will then be closer to shunyata because you will see that your projections are fantasies. You will experience selflessness to some extent because you will lose the sense of trust in your own ego. It will become less concrete. Our entire life is built up on the basis of dualistic concepts. Now, what does dualistic mind actually mean? When two contradictory views are always in the mind we call it dualistic mind. To put it simply when we wake up from sleep, as long as the dualistic mind is functioning, you will always experience some kind of irritation and never be able to reach the ultimate state of peace. One- pointed concentration is very useful because it cuts the gross dualistic mind. Recognizing and contemplating our own mind is especially powerful in eliminating dualistic concepts, which is why the Tibetan traditions of mahamudra, or dzog-chen meditation are taught. The purpose of meditation is to stop the irritating concepts of the dualistic mind.

* Excerpt from a talk given in France at Institute VajraYogini in October 1982 during a European tour by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    In Buddhism, the word renunciation is conveying more specifically giving up the world and leading a holy life. Letting go our materialistic craving and desires that bind us to suffering and attachment. Attitude is more important than the past, choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude. Have no regrets in life because of the choices we make. Good or bad, they are a learning experience, to help us grow. The only regret in life, is to never make a choice at all. Whatever mistakes , attitudes and actions should be corrected and have our mind transformed, learning and practicing dharma is the best choice. Practice letting go helps us to cultivate the mental calmness and evenness of temper that are at the heart of equanimity. We have to accept the reality of change and transforming our mind to give rise to equanimity. Learning not to be attached and allow the flow of life to guide us wherever it is supposed to and accept with equanimity, with balance, with poise, whatever happens.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. Ex FPMT Member on Mar 12, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Something to share as I am getting older. I am a old student of Lama Yeshe and I wish to remain anonymous. I am older now. Lama Yeshe would do Dorje Shugden puja often. If he was alive, he would not have been browbeaten into giving up Dorje Shugden’s practice. After Lama Zopa and FPMT was forced to ‘give’ up this precious practice, I stopped going to FPMT. I never received any teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama and he is not my guru. Lama Yeshe was my guru. We received this Dorje Shugden practice from Trijang Rinpoche at the urging of Lama Yeshe. FPMT should not have abandoned Dorje Shugden’s practice. How can they abandon the practice of Lama Yeshe who founded FPMT. Lama Yeshe relied on Dorje Shugden fully. It is rumored that Lama Yeshe’s incarnation (Lama Osel) cannot manifest being a successful teacher in this life as FPMT broke their commitment practice to Dorje Shugden as promised to Trijang Rinpoche. This heavy karma of breaking commitment becomes FPMT’s obstacle that Lama Yeshe’s incarnation cannot manifest as a teacher. Too bad. Dorje Shugden cannot punish anyone, but students promised Trijang Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe to do this practice, and the karma of breaking a promise of the guru is what counts and returns as obstacles. In all teachings we consider Trijang Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe as living Buddhas. When getting tantric practice/initiation from them, they are the living Buddhas of the mandala we are being initiated into so they cannot be seen as mistaken in giving Dorje Shugden’s practice. How can we view them as mistaken. If they can be mistaken in giving Dorje Shugden practice to students, then Dalai Lama can be mistaken in banning the practice. If one guru can make mistakes then all gurus including Dalai Lama can make mistakes. Just because Dalai Lama is high ranking does not mean he cannot make mistakes. Dalai Lama listens to Nechung via the oracle to ban the practice. Nechung told Dalai Lama to stop the practice. Nechung is a spirit. Dalai Lama should listen to his guru Trijang Rinpoche to practice Dorje Dorje Shugden and not to a spirit to give up the practice. How can a spirit override the instructions of one’s guru? Nechung never teaches dharma and Trijang Rinpoche taught dharma his whole life to Dalai Lama. Dalai Lama should listen to his teacher and not the spirit Nechung.

    I have been following Tsem Rinpoche’s blog for a few years now. I have not read or heard (videos) anything Tsem Rinpoche says that criticizes the Dalai Lama or says anything negative against the Dalai Lama. This is amazing practice. He does his guru proud. Tsem Rinpoche is steadfast in his practice of Shugden because he is keeping his commitment to his guru just as we are taught. Just for this he is criticized and ostracized. That is too bad. Tsem Rinpoche is simply following the rules of Tantric Buddhist practice which is to keep his commitment to his guru and that is why I understand he is doing the Dorje Shugden practice. I commend Tsem Rinpoche for keeping his guru devotion so strong. Tsem Rinpoche is brave in the face of segregation, hatred and ostracizing against him to keep his commitment to his guru so steadfast. I admire this and respect Tsem Rinpoche very much for this. It’s rare to find a Buddhist practitioner who practices not for political correctness but for gaining enlightenment.

    Tsem Rinpoche was very close to Lama Zopa Rinpoche. But he was not allowed to see Lama Zopa anymore simply because he did not give up his commitment to his guru Zong Rinpoche to practice Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche has been very respectful of Lama Zopa always and yet he is not allowed to see Lama Zopa only for this reason I was told by other ex-FPMT members. That is wrong. Lama Zopa would in the past call by telephone when he was in the Asia region to Tsem Rinpoche or email Tsem Rinpoche to contact him to meet up whenever Lama Zopa was in Singapore or Malaysia. Now Lama Zopa stopped seeing Tsem Rinpoche only because Tsem Rinpoche chooses to follow his guru’s instruction to practice Dorje Shugden. What is the world coming to? Lama Zopa should embrace Tsem Rinpoche and respect him very much. Tsem Rinpoche did nothing wrong.

    The good thing is Tsem Rinpoche is peaceful, calm and patient. He never criticizes Dalai Lama or anyone else that attacks him for his practice. He continues his practice and he is brave to continue and openly. Very honest and admirable.

    The many wonderful articles in this blogsite inspired me to speak up about FPMT and their unfair discrimination against Dorje Shugden. Many Dorje Shugden lamas and people made pujas, donations (molney/materials/time) and teachings in FPMT to get it to where it is today. All these things should be returned. Don’t reject Dorje Shugden people but keep their gifts and donations.

    I hope Tsem Rinpoche lives very long,
    Ex-member of FPMT

    (Photos Lama Yeshe and Zong Rinpoche. Tsem Rinpoche with Lama Zopa in happier times prior to the ban against Dorje Shugden. I found these photos on the internet.)

    LamaYeshe002

    lamazopa1

  3. yin ping on Oct 28, 2017 at 2:41 am

    When we are unhappy and suffering, we should know that it is due to our mind grasping on happiness and pleasure. We need to have the wisdom to understand grasping attitude only creates more problems and dissatisfaction. It is like we love food and we indulge ourselves with all sort of wonderful cuisine. We are happy with that, on the other hand we are gaining weight and suffer from health problem

    We have to believe that we are able to overcome our attachments to pleasure by practicing renunciation. This is the basic practice on the path to liberation.
    Often when we heard about renunciation, it is a heavy word that related to giving up, letting go or scarifying something. In Buddhism, it is not about abandon our family, friends, home, job and things that we like. Renunciation is about practicing our mind to stop craving and grasping onto sensory samsaric pleasure. We still can enjoy while remain detached.
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  4. Samfoonheei on Sep 7, 2017 at 11:53 am

    A very profound teachings of renunciation by Lama Yeshe. There is so much to learn and understand. I will my best to understand .Renunciation is the determination to be free from not only some form of suffering, but also from its causes. Real renunciation is not a matter of compelling ourselves to give up all nice things but to have renunciation of samsara. It is a wide and huge way for us to think . We need to understand how to renounce current situations and how to overcome the mental pressure on ourselves .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these profound teachings .

  5. Jacinta on Aug 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    From what I have understood from these few years, I think that, ultimately we must have that Bodhicitta as a basis for one’s practice. Simply by understanding and realising Shunyata, one will not actually move further when one found out that actually nothing matters (in my opinion). Shunyata is very important, so that we will not create further karma but Bodhicitta is the one that will push us to be firm in our practice as we cannot stand having the thought where many are still sufferings like us. Many still need guidance. Bodhicitta is such a big word, but like Lama Yeshe has put it, we should practice equanimity as much as we can.

    Then, as we know, any structure which are strong and rigid depends on triangle. This is where renunciation, the third important element comes into picture. We should try to reduce our grasping mind more and more. However, sometimes being a lay Buddhist, I think I grasped more, thinking that I have found Dharma, has a Guru who is superb or powerful, who can protect me always and where pursuing BuddhaDharma is the only and ultimate source of happiness without respecting other existing religions and their teaching. With these in mind, it actually binds me more towards samsara. I hope I have understand the article above correctly Rinpoche.

    Thank you Rinpoche

  6. Stella Cheang on Nov 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    So fortunate to chance upon this teaching of Lama Yeshe shared by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche on the Three Principal Paths – renunciation, Bodhicittan and wisdom of Shunyata. Doing the exact opposite is what keeps us in samsara for ever and ever. Lama Yeshe’s teaching in lay, simple language resonates with my unlearned mind, making these Dharma easier to understand. Our grasping attitude is useless and should be abandoned. We should actualize a meaningful, liberated life. And at the same time debunk the dualistic concepts and develop Shunyata. Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  7. Ong Moh Mei on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this well explained article by Lama Yeshe.

    During my first vist to a monastery in Jan 2013, one of my most memorable conversation was when we visited a simple old monk in his quarter to offer some vitamins and supplements. The old monk told the group us a phrase that really hit me right on at that time and I still remember it very clearly. He said “Without renunciation there is no dharma”.

    I was then a 6 months old Buddhist who didn’t read much and know very little about Buddha’s teachings. But that phrase kept repeating itself in my head. When I heard it I was like “Wow! Okay so does that mean I haven’t really begun doing any dharma yet….”. Then it kind of progressed to “Okay so I think I understand where I need to start. There is without a doubt I have to become a nun.” The nun part actually wasn’t new, I have thoughts of becoming a nun from almost the first day I came to Kechara.

    Anyhow in my overexcitement and ignorance of not truly understanding what renunciation meant, I shared with a few people and not all the responses were great. Some thought I was over enthusiastic or that I took the words too literally. I wasn’t discouraged because I really thought it made sense that unless there is renunciation there is no dharma.

    Of course knowing something and doing it is entirely two different thing. I was actually thinking about this phrase tonight so I googled it and guess what?! I should not be surprised that the google search brought me to THE HOLY ONLINE TEMPLE of Tsem Rinpoche.

    For me no matter how simplistically the dharma is explained and related to our daily lives (I do appreciate the easy to understand version of course), the path to enlightenment is still long and hard, however it is not elusive and it is within our capability as explained by Lama Yeshe. Because we have no true wisdom to discern between truth and illusion, renunciation is essential.

    I know I would need to come back and read this article again and again as there is a lot to comprehend, digest and contemplate here.

  8. Joy on May 2, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teaching of real renunciation by Lama Yeshe with us. It is similar to what Rinpoche has taught us as well… true renunciation is letting go of the “I”, the self, and focusing out instead of within. Lama Yeshe’s teachings reminds me of the teaching Rinpoche just recently gave about fantasies and realities… the advised is similar and it refreshed my memory of Rinpoche’s teachings and gave me a chance to recall, contemplate further. As adviced below from Lama Yeshe…

    “Self-cherishing thought is like a sword you put through your heart; bodhicitta is like medicine. Once you begin to open your heart to others, you gain tremendous peace, tremendous pleasure, and inexhaustible energy. When you work for yourself, you are in the iron grip of ego.”

    “What really matters is your attitude. The dedicated attitude of opening your heart to all universal living beings brings relaxation.”

    “What is my image of myself?” sometimes you are emanating as a chicken, sometimes as a pig, at other times as a monkey. You then simply laugh at yourself “lncredible!
    You will then be closer to shunyata because you will see that your projections are fantasies. You will experience selflessness to some extent because you will lose the sense of trust in your own ego.

  9. Sharon Saw on Feb 7, 2013 at 1:00 am

    I felt like my head exploded, reading these short passages! Lama Yeshe crystallised the core of the Three Principal Paths in such an easy to read way but yet so extremely profound! I must read it over and over and over again to internalise these truths. Everyone simply MUST read this…

    Thank you so much for sharing this.

  10. Julia Tan on Jun 16, 2012 at 3:13 am

    To many people, including myself, thought that renunciation is about giving up everything nice in our lives including family and wealth. Hence renunciation is a very big word to me. Only for monks and nuns. Is not possible for lay people like me to practice.

    We constantly chasing for something that we like. Sometimes we get it, Sometimes we don’t. We became disappointed and unhappy. We want to know why, but we are not looking for the right solution. When we grasp on something, we normally see this object beyond the true value. We spend and do anything to get it.

    We started to believe it’s because of our karma and we cannot change it. We do have the capability to change our attitude, habits and life style. The right solution is letting go what you have been grasping on. This is call renunciation.

  11. Mc on Jan 7, 2012 at 4:33 am

    When I first listened to Lama Yeshe’s recording on the above subject matters, time passed quickly and he went about it in such a jovial and casual manner, joking along the way. It was even entertaining. It was only later, and even more recently on reading this post that I realized that the subject matters he was speaking about are crucial to one’s practice.

    Je Tsongkhapa did many great feats and one of them was how he amalgamated all of the elements in the Buddha’s Teachings into 14 stanzas in his poem “The Principal Paths” – the three paths referring to Renunciation, Bodhicitta, and correct view of Shunyata.

    What we have here is a highly accomplished Lama delivering the key foundations of the Practice in such a simple and practical manner. It is awesome although it should not already be a surprising thing.

    For me what hit home was Lama Yeshe saying that if we have suffered before, then we should be able to identify with other people’s suffering. We are familiar with the pain they feel. And if we allow ourselves to be objects of our own compassion i.e. be kind to ourselves (although not too much as Tsem Rinpoche cautioned in his various recordings) then we can extend that kindness to others as well. I must always remember that the tremendous hurt and pain that I have experienced in my life IS what everyone is experiencing. So how can I bring myself to give them even more grief?

    And by the same token, now that I have found some relief from my “sufferings” and “pain” it would be good if I were to share this great antidote with them.

    In an instant, the understanding of my sufferings from my own afflicted emotions becomes the basis for growth of my bodhichitta.

    There is so much to learn from this post. Thank you Rinpoche for bringing it to us again.

  12. Hui Keng on Nov 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you for reminding me my attachment. anger, etc comes from my dualistic mind.

  13. abby on Nov 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article!! I love it!

  14. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:51 am

    I still feel the playfulness of Lama Yeshe just reading his words. Looking at his face and reading his words its almost like he is still here on earth despite the previous Lama Yeshe had already taken a new rebirth. I do hope I will be able to hear the current Lama Yeshe take up the reins of sharing dharma again soon!

  15. Henry ooi on Nov 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    What I need to do is to learn to not hold on to projections and expectations because I get disappointed or unhappy when I do not get the result I wanted. This practice will help me to suffer less. It will not be easy but so will quantum physics to a child.

  16. Uncle Eddie on Nov 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Renunciation, is the abandonment of our attachments to wordly pleasures, in order to attain permanent liberation from contaminated rebirth. The realisation of renunciation is therefore the gateway through which we can enter the spiritual path to liberation. Without renunciation, it is impossible even to enter the path to happiness, let alone progress along it! Renunciation is of course, not a wish to abandon our family, friends, home, job and so forth. It is the training of the mind that functions to stop attachments to worldly pleasures and seek liberation. The human life we now have, with all its sufferings and problems, offers us a great opportunity to improve our true renunciation and compassion. Thus we should not waste such precious opportunity, but put our strong effort and determination into practice as directed by Lama Yeshe in this Blog, to control our attachments and to solve all our daily problems to attain our Liberation Goal!!

  17. VC on Nov 18, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Excellent Wisdom.May all Beings attain enlightenment.

  18. Sabina on Nov 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks for sharing this precious teaching! I’m happy to know that you love Lama Yeshe too, because you and Lama Yeshe are the Lamas that can move my heart with any word, you both inspire me and, very important, you both definitely changed me and my life forever!

    I wish you to get well soon from the depth of my heart!
    Much love,
    Sabina

  19. Valentina Suhendra on Nov 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. Will translate this for lamatsongkhapa.com

    Valentina

  20. tenzin llhamo on Nov 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Such profound teachings. Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us again…

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    This is a very nice teaching on karma, cause and effect. When we are kind and loving, we will naturally attract people who are the same. Sometimes we only treat people who are nice to us nicely. For people who we don’t like, we don’t show them the same kindness. If we really want to practice what Buddha Shakyamuni has taught, we have to change this attitude. We should always be nice to people regardless how they treat us.

    When we are kind to people, it should be without an agenda. Being kind is our nature, it should not be with conditions. If we always talk about world peace, this is how we can contribute towards it. Be kind and be nice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/what-is-your-choice.html
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 02:39 PM
    In the morning of 17 November 2013, Joanna suddenly experienced sharp pains and her water broke, alarmingly with traces of blood. She was immediately admitted into the hospital for emergency checkup and delivery. Joanna was in pain throughout the night and continuously recited Dharmapala Setrap’s mantra and prayed to Rinpoche for a smooth and safe delivery for both mother and child. Outside the delivery room, Joanna’s family members also recited Setrap’s mantra non-stop, seeking his blessings and protection while Kechara’s Puja House Team performed an emergency Setrap Puja for both Joanna and her baby.

    Finally at 11.50pm, Joanna collapsed with an asthma attack and the doctors decided to perform an emergency cesarean. As the doctor prepared to make the first incision, the baby’s head miraculously started to emerge and shortly after, baby Jamyang was born. Worryingly, his body was turned purplish due to the long labour but thanks to the blessings of the Guru and Three Jewels, he recovered very quickly.

    Read more about Jamyang at http://bit.ly/2lhasb9
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 02:27 PM
    We were at Whole Foods Market buying items for offerings. Rinpoche likes Whole Foods because it sells organic groceries which are kind to the earth and help people to lead a more compassionate lifestyle. With a wide range of vegetarian and vegan items, the store also provides Rinpoche with the opportunity to get interesting items for making offerings. Rinpoche always encourages us to make abundant offerings, especially of things we ourselves enjoy, because we need to generate a great amount of merit to support our spiritual practice. This is a topic Rinpoche has spoken frequently about in the past, for example in this teaching: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/floating-market-dharma-sharing-on-offerings.html

    As we were having lunch, Rinpoche spotted an elderly gentleman out in the cold soliciting donations for homeless veterans. Rinpoche watched him for a while, and saw he was greeting every single person with a smile and a very pleasant manner. Touched by his dedication to the less fortunate, Rinpoche immediately asked us to buy a hot coffee and pastry for him. We went outside and Rinpoche gave him the drink and pastry, and had a nice conversation with him. That is when we found out he is in his early 70s! The man said he had been fundraising for 2.5 years now, ever since his younger brother (who was a veteran) passed away in the hospital. After speaking for a little while, Rinpoche made a donation to the charity and bought some Christmas items from him. The man thanked him profusely and said Rinpoche was the nicest person he has ever met.

    http://bit.ly/2mKu8ob
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 02:20 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche is always on the lookout for needy people on the streets, be it beggars or poor street sellers…Rinpoche will buy food for them, or buy their merchandise in bulk to help those who are poor but sincere so that they can go home early and rest.

    This is the kind of love we should have for others instead of only focusing on our own pleasures.

    http://bit.ly/2kI8wbj
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 02:10 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was travelling in Willow Creek, Northern California a few weeks ago. We were there to take in the various sights and areas that Rinpoche had been reading about since he was a child. It was a very exciting trip for everyone, especially for Rinpoche, because for many years now Rinpoche had spoken about Bigfoot and now there he was, in the epicenter of the Bigfoot world!

    One of the places we had to visit whilst in Willow Creek was the birthplace of the famous Bigfoot burger. Rinpoche was pretty insistent that we visit the Early Bird restaurant before we left the Willow Creek area. As soon as we entered, we realised why the insistence. Rinpoche walked in and immediately connected with the owner. Rinpoche then explained Green Tara and her practice to Ms. LeeAnn who was open, accepting and listened intently to everything Rinpoche said. Rinpoche ended the conversation by gifting LeeAnn with the Green Tara tsa tsa that you see in Rinpoche’s hands in this picture.

    Wherever Rinpoche goes, he always aims to give out at least one Buddha image during his outing, so that people can connect with the Three Jewels, whether it is through a tsa tsa, statue or pendant. For this reason, Rinpoche’s car always has a box of gifts on standby, full of books and other Dharma items, ready to be given away.

    http://bit.ly/2kMD77M
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 12:45 PM
    As more people are aware of how animals are cruelly killed, how much resources are wasted to keep the animals, more people have made a choice to change to a vegan diet. Another reason is that people are also more aware of how meat is harmful to our health.

    It is nice to know a supermarket that specialises in vegan products has opened its door to give people a healthier choice. Not only more supermarkets like this are opening, but more companies are also investing in producing plant-based products to replace meat. Some of the plant-based products have a texture and even a taste of meat. This will entice people to change their diet.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/vegan-supermarket.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 11:28 AM
    Interesting ……first time coming across this home made mosquito repellent recipe. Due to the tropical climate, in many urban and rural places there’s many cases of mosquitos that are harmful. To have this remedies will be wonderful as a protection. No harm trying this mosquito repellent after all. People have been looking for alternatives to synthetic mosquito repellents may find that this home made repellents effective in protecting them from bites. Mosquito bites often result in a small bump that can be itchy ,uncomfortable and can be deadly at times.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/home-made-mosquito-repellent.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 11:27 AM
    Amazing ……incense. It is believed that, Ganden Khenpa incense was originally grown naturally around the sacred Ganden Monastery in Tibet. Almost every Tibetan household burns these Ganden Khenpa incense as it has a slightly bitter aroma, with a hint of mint. Burning this incense will somehow bringing the blessings of Lord Tsongkapa into your home, life and environment. It was founded by the great master Tsongkhapa and is an effective remedy for colds and flu and to purify polluted atmosphere.Wow…. it also beneficial remedies for rheumatism, arthritis, swelling, when soaked in hot bath, it reduces swelling in joints, and promotes blood circulation.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Bradley Kassian for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/amazing-ganden-khempa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 24. 2019 11:26 AM
    Having a Dharma centre anywhere will surely benefit many sentient beings and the teachings of Buddha will spread then. To have such a centre, is where we can learn the whole path to liberation. Dharma centre is where Dharma will be preserved for the benefit of future generations. A powerful place for everyone to practice, develop, grow and contribute to the society.
    Kechara Forest Retreat has come a long way to where it is now. We have to thank Rinpoche and those involved. With Rinpoche compassion, guidance, inspiration of our guru, Tsem Rinpoche Kechara had seen grown from a small place to a retreat centre now.
    May Kechara continue to flourish and expand further with the second phase and third phase projects.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/dharma-centres.html
  • Sofi
    Monday, Sep 23. 2019 08:18 PM
    Mokele-Mbembe: The Last Living Dinosaur | 摩克拉姆贝贝: 地球上仅存的恐龙

    Dinosaur still in existence? This creature has been a mystery until current times where many search parties still had no luck in finding the truth of them.

    Read more here and share with us what you think: http://bit.ly/MokeleMbembe
  • Sofi
    Monday, Sep 23. 2019 07:56 PM
    Mount Wutai – The Earthly Abode of Lord Manjushri

    Of the places on this earth that Manjushri chooses to reside on, Wu Tai Shan has been closely associated with his beneficial wisdom energy for centuries. Hundreds and thousands of practitioners have made their way there to engage in practices. Everyone in their lifetime should do their best to go on pilgrimage to this holy abode of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, and to request Lord Manjushri’s blessings in their practice.

    Read more on this holy pilgrimage place here: http://bit.ly/MountWutai
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 23. 2019 04:58 PM
    A few years ago, I think in 2005, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and a few of us went to Kathmandu, Nepal to buy Buddha statues for our outlets in Malaysia, it was around July and it was a rainy season in Nepal, so it rained almost daily during the daytime and it made the shopping trip somewhat troublesome, because the statue shops in Nepal are mostly in Boudanath and it was not a covered shopping mall, you have to go from shop to shop in the rain. We were staying in Hyatt Regency Kathmandu then and it was raining quite heavily as we were waiting at the lobby for the taxis to bring us to Boudanath, Rinpoche commented that it was another tiresome rainy day, and he said to us “You guys wait here, I am going to talk to my friends”, then Rinpoche left the seat, walked towards the hotel entrance, and start staring at the gloomy sky while mumbling something. The few of us who looked at each other, and all turned to stared at Rinpoche, this lasted for about 5 minutes, then Rinpoche walked back to us and said “It’s ok now, I just talked to them and they are OK with it, we can leave soon.” True enough, in about 5 minutes, the downpour turned into drizzle, and we hopped into the taxis, by the time the taxis were speeding along the bustling streets of Kathmandu, the rain stopped completely.

    http://bit.ly/2m9CLIr
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 23. 2019 04:48 PM
    This is a warehouse full of Buddhist and non-Buddhist items, it is huge, but it is not the merchandise for any online shop, these are GIFTS, to be given out for free, these are His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s gifts to the world.

    Tsem Rinpoche first came to Malaysia 23 years ago, with only two suitcases of his monk robes, toiletries, Dharma books, and some protection chakras and talisman to give away to people, that’s all, no sponsor, no friends, no …students, no nothing. But Rinpoche has Dharma knowledge, kindness and compassion, and generosity, and he always gives, in the beginning he could only afford to give away Dharma books, protection talisman, “cheap” plastic Buddha statues to people that he met, but he continued to give, as much as he could, no matter how little he had.

    Read more about Rinpoche’s warehouse at http://bit.ly/2l01e2J
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 23. 2019 04:40 PM
    Rinpoche has been consistently assisting the underprivileged even at a time when he himself did not have very much. In Gaden Monastery, Rinpoche was well known to visit elderly Tibetan laypeople who were without families, to bring them food, gifts and spend some time with them. Rinpoche also raised funds for various social welfare initiatives, for example the Gaden Shartse Clinic as well as this community hall and nursery school in the local Tibetan refugee settlement who erected a sign as a token of appreciation for Rinpoche’s assistance.

    Read more about how Rinpoche helps people around him at http://bit.ly/2kNHIXq

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
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    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
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    They do this every day!
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    6 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    6 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    8 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    9 months ago
    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
    9 months ago
    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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