Chasing?

Apr 23, 2012 | Views: 1,418

 

In our short lives we have trusted in so much that turned out to be short term results, no results, sad results or results that are disappointing. Top of the list are the chasing of money, paying off commitments, dragging ourselves to hell and back for relationships that end nowhere, fantasizing materialism brings happiness, hiding behind raising children, or just lazing around accomplishing nothing. Since we have been chasing them and they brought us nowhere, why do we keep chasing or making them our priorities even till now?? There are literally hundreds of examples around us that chasing after those mirage-like ends bring no results, so why do we do it? Because we are used to it. Because we like to knock our heads against the wall harder and longer? Because we are afraid to know the truth? It’s time to chase after something THAT HAS REAL TANGIBLE LONG LASTING RESULTS. Chase after the Buddha, chase after especially Dharma and Sangha. Do Dharma work. Do Dharma practice. Chase after Dharma with the fervent urgency as you did chasing meaningless ends your whole life. Since we need to trust something in our short lives, why not trust the Dharma and chase after Dharma now so you don’t greet death empty handed as so many already did and you almost did. It’s time to chase after and pursue all the way something that has tangible, lasting and genuine results already. That is Dharma.  Get real results now!! 

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Samfoonheei on Apr 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Do Dharma work. Do Dharma practice. Chase after Dharma…..well said by Rinpoche. Life is meaningless when we only chase for money, fame only at the of life nothing is left for us. What remains is just memories when we are gone. As we grew older , it’s time to chase after something that can last long till our last breathe. Learning, practicing Dharma is the best choice. Since learning and practicing dharma have my life change, benefiting other makes my wonderful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands. Rinpoche had showed me the way and so as many more others.

  2. Yee Yin on Oct 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    If we look at what we have today and what we used to have, many of the items are no longer there or going to be worn out. These things bring us some kind of happiness but the happiness is only for a short moment. It is so true that what we have been chasing after, don’t bring us good results.

    If we believe in karma and rebirth, we will know this is not our only life, we have many more lives ahead of us. As long as we don’t see the nature of reality, we will continue to take rebirth in the six realms. If life as a human being is a suffering, life in the three lower realms is even more miserable.

    While we can, we should do something and focus to do things that will bring benefits to us in our future lives. We are not sure if we will have the good fortune to take rebirth as a human being again and practice Dharma again. Hence, when we have the Dharma, cherish and practise it.

  3. Samfoonheei on Jul 28, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Life is short, nothing is permanent. Those were the days, I was once living in a nut shell, chasing after material things and workaholic to pay bills and to make ends meet. As I grow older I understand much better, all these is not permanent in life. All my life I struggled to stretch my mind to the breaking point, until I joined Kechara Soup Kitchen. From there I came to know Kechara, learning, practicing and doing Dharma from Tsem Rinpoche blog and friends that have changed my life. Creating a great thought to give a meaningful life to benefit others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing . I will keep in mind…..Do Dharma work. Do Dharma practice. Chase after Dharma.

  4. yin ping on Jan 16, 2018 at 2:53 am

    We were brought up in certain norms where we are used to what we know, following what others are doing and having wrong views these are what we supposed to do in order to become successful as define by the society. Whatever we gain physically or emotionally eventually it will be gone, nothing stays forever. All these bring endless sufferings.

    Deep down in our heart, we know we are not born to just pay bills and die someday. We are given a life where we should make used of it to benefit others. Learn the Dharma, do the Dharma work and practice the Dharma. Our mind transform, our actions will be virtues for the sake of sentient beings. The tangible results from practicing dharma would be the ultimate happiness and securities, liberating us from samsara and achieve enlightenment.

  5. Jill Yam on Aug 7, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    In life, many of us chase after things including myself. We chase after things to either make us happy or disappointed. We chase after material things and when we get what we wanted we are not satisfied and keep on chasing and chasing.
    It’s never ending. What can all the money in the world to us when our body no longer listen to us. When we’re sick and can’t enjoy all the things we’ve been chasing for. We can’t take our wealth with us or our belongings.
    Now’s the time to chase after something that has real tangible results. Chase after the Dharma, Sangha and Buddha. How true.
    This is real genuine results and this is what we can take with us ~ The Dharma.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Jill Yam

  6. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Dec 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    The meaningless affairs that we are blindly chasing after which we think are the priorities in life which end up to be nothing. I have to admit that I have spent my whole time sitting and lazing around doing literally nothing that benefits no one including myself. What frustrates me the most is the battle within myself, one side is encouraging to get up and do something, the other side is trying to pull me back down from doing something. And the latter side always win the battle. For sure, this is something that has always been in me and sometimes the former side win but most of the time the latter side win. However, as Rinpoche advise and find the right circle of people to surround ourselves in to get good and inspiring influences. What need to say more but to just do it and do it until succeed. Thank you Rinpoche for your words.

  7. sarahyap on Mar 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I think most of the time, people tend to chase after materialism because it is something that is the norm… everyone does it, everyone encourages it… so it’s not a foreign path to take. Although we now know the truth, we being humans (haha…) always want the easy way out of things. What’s the easy way out? To tread the path that’s most traveled… and in this case, samsara. After all, there’s definitely more beings in samsara than Tushita lol!

    But then if we sit down and think deeply… and be totally honest with ourselves… taking the path of the Dharma is not anymore difficult than taking the samsaric path… In fact, most of the time, the things we chase in samsara is the ones that gives us the most difficult time. Just like what Rinpoche has mentioned, that people chase all the wrong things in life like money, relationships, fame etc… they may seem like something that will bring us ‘happiness’ because we were BROUGHT UP TO THINK IT WILL… but if it was true happiness, then all the billionaires and famous individuals will be happy. Obviously that’s not the case… take for example Anna Nicole Smith, Micheal Jackson etc… don’t seem like happy people to me.

    The most important thing is that we must embrace the truth that we discover and be strong and face the facts of our existence. I read a very interesting comment the other day, it says something like “Acknowledging suffering, is the bravest thing you can do in life”. I thought it was very Dharmic… after all, the first thing that the Buddha taught was about Suffering…

  8. Andrew Boon on Mar 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    How very apt… We do spend our entire lives chasing after something… whether it is a job, a relationship, a friend, a dream holiday, some time off, etc… why not chase for something that actually last?

    Make so much sense yet we delude ourselves everyday either by saying there is always tomorrow or that I do not believe which in actual fact it that I “choose” not to believe. Therein lies the problem… procrastination the root of all our misery!

  9. Joy on Mar 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    “It’s time to chase after something THAT HAS REAL TANGIBLE LONG LASTING RESULTS. Chase after the Buddha, chase after especially Dharma and Sangha.” I can understand what this means now.

    Yes let’s admit it… we are all chasing in this cyclic existence of ours. Unaware, foolish and ignorant, it is like chasing our own tails. A thirst we can never quench because we drink from salt water of our self self deluded desires. And all that dramas we create for an aimless goal. What is the point when none of it can be taken with me at the time of death? Aren’t we tired of chasing for the “I”? Well I am.

  10. Felix Kong on Mar 7, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminder us . Only chasing Dharma and practice Dharma can remove our sufferings and bring more and more happiness to us. I always keep in my mind that ” Nothing Is Permanent” , chasing for materialism only can fulfill temporary happiness , we will suffer again once dissatisfied.

  11. abby f on Jan 22, 2013 at 11:58 am

    The thought of lazing around and accomplishing nothing is very deceiving. Sometimes we would think that this is not chasing, and we think that chasing over something is stupid, so we don’t chase. But in the other way round, we are actually chasing all the pleasures that cause us to keep lazing around and do nothing. Why it is chasing? Because we are attached to it. We fee safe to do that, and that is our comfort zone that stop us from doing more, or even just do something different. We stuck ourselves at nowhere, don’t even say do more with our lives.

  12. Edmond on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    One of the most difficult things for people to follow the buddha is that they cannot give up all the things.  For example, it’s difficult for people to give up the money, and the power.  Of course, having money and power are important to the people.  However, they cannot take money and power after their death.  So, they should learn how to “give and share”. Using the power and donating money to help all the people who need help.

  13. Wendy Loh on Jul 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    We chase partly because we don’t believe that everything is impermanent. We search for the replacements of something falsely believing that we finally got it. But the “IT” escapes our grasping again and again and again for eternity.

    Do not mistaken the finger for the moon.

    _/\_

  14. Pastor Susan on Jul 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Many of us, including myself certainly has chased many thing, most of it disappears the moment we have it, if not sooner then later. Not one thing lasts. So, to keep the happiness or contentment level up, we continue to chase. We then become addicted to the things we are chasing after and the chase becomes more aggressive.

    What Rinpoche explains is so true. The nature of the things we chase after is so fleeting, never lasting yet, we continued to pursue it all our lives. We are so blinded by the truth which has always been so clear and blantant.

    Why not chase for something that lasts from now on..?

  15. sockwan on Jul 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    We thought to be happy is to chase after a good job, a good partner, a good house, a good car. Little did we know they are false happiness. Because if they are real happiness, why do we have to keep chasing? When does it end? It is tiring to chase after something that is never ending. However, Lord Buddha saw this also and he started his journey to seek for the answer and he found it! We are so fortunate to meet his teachings and have Rinpoche who is our teacher to guide us how to walk on the path to enlightenment.

  16. wan wai meng on Jun 21, 2012 at 9:16 am

    The Buddha had everything before he renounced, all the pleasures, power and influence was at the tip of his fingers. Then he had the four visions , a person dead, ill, aged and a renunciate. Now I wonder if there is any correlation to the four noble truths, I may have to ponder some more.
    He probably realized all the fun and pleasures he had were transitory and impermanent and cannot really solve our issues with death and decay. Hence he embarked in the search of the TRUTH. Boy did he find out about the secrets to the universe! By not chasing for happiness he got the greatest happiness of all.

  17. Cindy on Jun 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Dear Rinpoche
    Thank you for reminding us chasing something that is meaningless not worth it.
    I’ll put that in mind always.

  18. Yvonne on Jun 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    追逐时间,是因为我们不够时间了!灾难与死亡,不知何时会到临,因为我们不够功德去持续,将来我们的去处,趁着这一世,我们要做更多,更好累计更多的功德。

  19. judy lam on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:09 am

    We have been brought up in a society where academic and career successes are vital. What we have studied very hard for, worked out way up the career ladder, built a home, etc. For the majority, this is what our future is. If we make it, we will be rich and happy. If we fail, we will be depressed. For a start, it is good to complement our life with Dharma knowledge. I believe the Dharma does transform our mind and make us happier and at peace with ourselves. If we give an opportunity to people and educate them on Dharma, it is a matter of time they will embrace the teachings and find new meaning in their lives.

  20. william on Jun 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    We are always chasing for something either something to fulfill our desire or our need to be satisfied. Most of the time, when we achieve or get what we wanted, we quickly feel bored and again begin to chase for another thing. This goes on and on and on and never ends. This is our life. Are we really happy with this kind of life? When we die, there’s nothing we can bring with us, not our wealth or belongings. All the hard work that was used to chase our desires are gone to waste.

    The best thing to chase for is something that will last. And that thing is Dharma. Dharma brings long term happiness because the focus is on other people. When other people are happy, we are happy because we know that we played a part in their happiness. When we do Dharma, we we create merits for ourselves and prepare of our next life. It may sound ridiculous, but if we understand Dharma, it is what we want. That’s is why we have to learn more to understand more. The only thing we have with us for long term is out mind stream. It will continuously follow us. Therefore, we should continue to nurture our minds so that it becomes strong.

  21. Andrew Chiam on May 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Thanks again for the short yet profound sharing. Could not agree more. Attachment and chasing over material wealth is no fun.The thrill in the process of acquiring/chasing something is temporary and would wear off after a short while. What follows after thta will be suffering,attachements and fear of losing the possessions. Chasing for Buddha and Dharma will instead replenish the inner spiritual thirst and brings lasting happiness
    for the mind and soul. Having said that, then we need to work on major self improvement one step at a time :D. Thanks again.

  22. Guillermo Soelter on May 9, 2012 at 5:10 am

    We might die quite soon. I think I will live six or at much nine months since now, so would be intelligent to have commitment. Tomorrow might be to late.

  23. Fiona ng on May 7, 2012 at 12:06 am

    人就是容易陷入困境:亲密关系,工作事业,高压力的生活里。不妨想一想内心正渴望的是什么?
    当人死了什么都带不走,只有佛法才可以带走 那就是佛法的(印记)
    Thank you Rinpoche .I deeply appreciate your rminder and care for us .I will keep in my mind always.

  24. Erickksiow on May 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Chasing Money, relationship and fantasizing materialism.. Till the time of Death coming, is that still important in our life?? Nope, Nope and Nope.

    What is important in our life?? Dharma, Guru and positive Karma. And that is Yes, that should we chase in our entire life. Not just this life, we should chase it life after lifetime.

    Thanks to Rinpoche for the wonderful teachings.

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  25. Darren on May 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this kind reminder of impermanence. After contemplate on this post. It really make sense that we are chasing for something that has no ending. But its really sad that now days people only care for short term results. Most of my friends will just chase for personal attachment like money, relationship, status etc. Even after they get what they wanted, they still complain on not enough and hope for more. GREED is what now most people had in their mind on this degenerate times. They don’t even believe on karma and reincarnation.

  26. Davin on May 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for always reminding us of all the meaningless thing that we are chasing. May all of us end the suffering and don’t waste away our short life time.

  27. James Long on May 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    We set a goal for ourselves, when we achieved it, we set another goal but all these goal lead us to where? Not many people think about it.

    I read a Student and Teacher conversation on the net:
    Student : why should I go to College and get a Diploma?
    Teacher : So that you can study in University and get a Degree
    Student : Why?
    Teacher : so that you can a higher pay job
    Student : Why?
    Teacher : So that you can pay off your College study loan.

    We chase for everything but all of them in the end betray us.

  28. Pastor Chia on May 5, 2012 at 2:34 am

    This is so truth what rinpoche has share with us. We are always chasing something that have no result. we think what we chasing can bring us happiness. But actually will bring more suffering and sad result.
    If we want more tangible result, chasing Dharma and spiritual development is more beneficial for our future life.

  29. Adrian cho on May 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    This is totally true and meaningful…
    Nowadays all the people just keep chasing what they want only, but in the end they get nothing and keep suffering in their life time.
    Why don’t we keep chasing for something more meaningful while we are still alive and get real result that we chasing for Dharma.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post and I really appreciate it.

  30. Tenzin Kyabsum on May 4, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post. Rinpoche is always so profound and skillful when teaching us about certain issues. This paragraph might be short but it has so much meaning behind it. Makes me think and reflect on what has been written.

    In our short lives, the only thing that is certain is death. When we are to leave this world, what else can we bring with us except for our bad/good karma?
    I’ve learnt to be greedy. Greedy for Dharma and greedy for good merits/karma.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for gently reminding us that nothing is permanent in this live or future lives.

    Much care,Jess

  31. wah ying on May 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    亲爱的仁波切,

    字里行间,看见了您的循循善诱,您的用心良苦,我们的执迷不悔。对,就是执迷不悔。同样要付出时间、精力,与其耗费在根本不可能带给我们任何实质或正面结果的东西,不如就投资在修行之上。

    相信金钱万能,爱情万岁,不如相信佛菩萨能赐予你真正的自由、真正的解脱,而且,这份寄托/信仰真的能带来结果;是那种有付出绝对就有收获的努力。

    追求带来真正和永恒幸福快乐的佛法,义无反顾地,独排众议,违反社会一般意愿地去追求这个目标,是值得的。我们不都在追求快乐吗?这该是人生的终极目标。

    谢谢仁波切的教诲,感谢遇见了仁波切……

    合十
    华盈

  32. Wan on May 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Its true, in our life we have been chasing for many things and it bring no result but we still not realize and stop chasing it.. How ignorant we are..

    i will share this with my friend as it will benefit them and might realize something and stop chasing for materials which they thought it only way to bring them happiness.

  33. lanse on May 3, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I do not think when we were young, we really wanted to chase after money, relationship, fame, children and material gain. If this was the case, then most of us would not have been rebellious during our teenage time.

    Perhaps to some of us, our value system is set to follow the majority as we don’t want to look weird to others. Hence we do what most people think is right and we spend our whole lives following others footstep.

    From reluctance to acceptance,and later turned into habituation. It is always easier to live with less struggle and strife.

    I am grateful to have found the Dharma. Although due to ignorance and deep-rooted habituation, it seems not an easy path to walk on. However, somewhere deep down in my heart, there is always a voice telling me that this is the ultimate right path and I should carry on.

    “Since we need to trust something in our short lives, why not trust the Dharma and chase after Dharma now…”

  34. mayy on May 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Before I knew dharma, the daily mundane activities of today’s world was my refuge. Chasing after money, career, properties, relationships..you name it. Everyone chases them. Forever it was never enough. Once we gotten and maintain them it will come to a point like so what next. Are we to go through all these till we reach our death bed? So mundane, boring and wasting of time.

    Nothing was meaningful in actions before meeting dharma and understanding of dharma. The least best thing we can do, is to learn, practise and share with others for there are many who does not understand what is spiritual practice and actual life is all about.

    Thank you Rinpoche who always care for others tirelessly.

  35. KH Ng on Apr 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    It is with Dharma that even our “short term” goals can be turned into something that has real tangible long lasting results. Through our Dharma practice even at work and at the Dharma environment we can with strong Guru Devotion practice Dharma and chase the long lasting results. Our motivation needs to be right. As our Guru always say, Dharma is 24/7 and not the one hour that we spend doing Puja.
    Even full timers need to be reminded that Dharma is 24/7. Also, it is while facing obstacles that the real Dharma is practice.

  36. Girlie Ooi on Apr 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Just like the dog going round and round chasing its tail and if/when he gets it, he finds he has to let it go – he cannot hold on to it forever. Like that, we must realise that we should kick our wrong habits and chase after Dharma.

  37. henry ooi on Apr 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Having the rare opportunity to listen to dharma teaching, reading dharma books, learning dharma and applying it in my daily life has made me more happy and less angry at myself and at others. I am very fortunate to be able to do dharma through experiences I learn daily in Kechara. This is just one of the many benefits of dharma.

    This is all due to the kindness and compassion of my lama, His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, without whom I will not be where I am now.

    With deepest gratitude and humility.

  38. Thierry on Apr 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post.
    I would like to share my personal experience with the faulty expectations we put in a career, reputation or “name”.

    I had two dreams as a child, and at 10 years old I picked one that I have focused on ever since. I wanted to be an architect.

    I have chased after what I shaped to be my dream, my worldly dream, the “architect”, I chased after it with an intense energy, studying already very young about it, reading, drawing, observing, then after university, I worked for 3 consecutive employers for about 10 years like a disciple for his Guru, then I went on my own, building up networks, reputation, skills, experience, I developed the talking skills that I did not have, I surmounted my shiness, I hired, rented an office, renovated, invested. I put nights, week-ends, holidays in this dream.
    I wanted to be an architect.

    And never did I think that I had sacrificed anything…
    I still think I had it easy, but that is only because it did not feel like effort at all.

    In my profession, I made it to a point that many would only dream about, at one point I was paid hundred of thousands of Dollars just to conceptualize a luxury project, I was flown in first class, I was booked in the best hotel any where I went, taken to the best restaurants. And I was about to make it big as a few projects were under construction….
    Then everything collapsed, all my projects got cancelled, some half way built, and I found myself with expenses only and a bridge to cross of which I did not know the length.

    I think now that this happened thanks to my merit!
    Indeed, if my ascension had not been stopped, what kind of mind would I now have?
    Would that be a mind fit to receive Dharma? I doubt it.
    Would that be a mind fit to train in humility? I doubt it.
    Would I have the time to volunteer, go for puja and follow classes? I doubt it.
    Would I think that I need a Guru? I doubt it.

    Sometimes catastrophes are a blesssing.
    In this case, I believe it was.

    My port-folio is filled with amazing projects that did not get to be built eventually, and for a while I thought: “if only I had had the opportunity to complete this or this project I would now be famous”, and I would think that just as if “I would now be happy.”
    And I must admit, I got a bit bitter about it. Especially seeing a couple of my pears, with which I shared parts of my journey and that “made it” and became “famous” and succesful.

    The reality is this: these pears are NOT happy, they went further than me and they are still NOT happy? They tell me how much of a struggle it is to keep things together, office, reputation, projects, finances, family… They keep inventing new “escapes”, looking for satisfaction in holidays, relationships, luxury lifestyles or even more recognition… One of them is so unhappy that even though he made it very far up, he still has to put other people down in order to feel some sense of worth (which does not last of course).

    So if they are NOT happy by having achieved what I saw as a reason for ME to be satisfied, then what makes me think that it would be any different if I “make it”?

    I can’t say that I have a realization of what I am saying, but I do have an intellectual logical understanding about it, about how I must not create an incorrect expectations towards worldly pursuits.

    Today, I am working hard at putting back things together and re-build my finances and a company that can allow me again to perform at a large scale.
    So I am working hard at this “architect” projection of mine, again, but I do not have the silly expectation anymore that this will bring me peace of mind and happiness.
    No, it can only bring me maybe some money, and surely more problems to deal with.

    But above all, it can give me a platform again to participate to the project of my Guru.
    It can create a platform from which I can finance my Dharma journey and other people’s Dharma journey.
    It can prove to my pears that we can “make it” and have a Dharma journey at the same time!
    It can be a platform for me to step up in my Dharma practice.
    The platform could be like a step that I leave behind, or it could be one that I take along if it is useful, it does not matter.
    For I know that the peace of mind is not in the “step”, it is in what the step goes towards.

    I have a long journey ahead.
    And I wish I can put even more effort in my Dharma journey than in my “architect” journey.
    This time, the result will not disapppoint.
    And after all it was my other child dream too.
    I have worked 30 years at one of my child’s dream, being an architect, with karma and merit on my side, may I be able to put another 30 years into Dharma now. Then I’ll have no regret.

    I wish we all have this aspiration.

  39. Paul paul on Apr 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Life is so short, fragile and unpredictable.

    We though we could live happily after for 100 years, but next moment we could lying down inside the coffin and say goodbye to whatever we though is important and most attached to.

    The only solution to this is practice the dharma and let go of our attachment. Otherwise, we will become the white little mouse, always running inside the circle and have never ending problems.

  40. bengkooi on Apr 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. Thoughts similar to this went thru my mind when I first met Rinpoche and listened to the book club talk “Love Without Agenda”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOhDRX4v7A8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HasMXYZZ6A0

    I realised that I had been doing just that my whole life, in the quest for a good lifestyle, great experiences, etc etc etc. I had it all and yet it all amounted to nothing. Rinpoche you made me see that clearly and I thank you for it. I will be in Dharma all my life, till I die and I pray to meet you next life to continue my journey with you.

  41. Albert on Apr 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    This is very true, since many years already, people has been chasing for many things but it brings unhappiness, and in thought, if I drop out this unhappiness and go for other things in new place, I will get what I want, but after awhile when everything is back to the shit farm, then avoidance in action again.

    After so many years, we have already forgotten the past experience, and when the same problem comes again, it is a brand new problem to us and we will then go sought for new chance / hope, but after many years of chasing and working, we are actually running on the same ground, we get no where but our mind has became more and more close up or more and more negative…

  42. jamiekhoo on Apr 26, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Rinpoche just shared this with some of us @ an audience: that whether we’re doing things in or out of Dharma, whether we’re engaging in spiritual practice / work or we’re engaging in work and activity on the “outside”, we will still face hassles, stress, problems, difficulties.

    Putting up with all this crap on the outside eventually leads to nothing – we gain nothing from it. But while in spiritual practice and Dharma, we do gain something while we’re going through the difficulties, and the motivating factor for actually engaging in the actions in the first place is a much higher one, for the benefit and help of many, many others.

  43. jennifer on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I just watched my dog chasing after his own tail , round and round and round and this was almost immediately after reading your teaching . It is exactly what we have been doing all our lives , chasing after our own tails that get us to nowhere ! We should instead harness and focus our time and energy in persusing the inner peace that the Dharma offers us . Thank you Rinpoche for the reminder .
    ( i think my mumu Toby was trying to tell me something when he did his little whirling around over his tail dance )

  44. nicholas on Apr 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Chasing materialism is what we have been taught since young and it become a norm practice in our live.

    Knowing Dharma really blow my mind to learn and understand what we have been chasing all this while is not something that we can secure forever and later I found out that actually I don’t achieve anything in this Samsara world. Material wealth is impermanent and when it’s gone we will be disappointed and more negative drama will happen. Not worth it at all.

    Thanks for Rinpoche teaching and make us realize that Dharma is what we should greed of and chase all the time. Dharma benefit us all live time, benefit our loved ones and people around us too.

  45. Uncle Eddie on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Every human being wants happiness and not suffering. It is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. But, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest “degree of happiness” and how to achieve such happiness. As H.H. The Dalai Lama has once mentioned that there are two main categories for every kind of happiness and sufferings: i.e. Mental and Physical. Of the two, it is the mind that exerts the greatest influence on most of us; whereas, our Physical condition is said to play a secondary role. If our body is contented, we virtually ignore it. In this mundane deluded world of today, our Rinpoche has sumed up what all we humans would do, is to go about habitually doing all our lives – i.e. chasing after those “Mirage-like” ends, which bring no results. It is sucidial to “knock our heads against the wall, harder and longer”, as Rinpoche said. If we are of the realisation, we should stop, and instead chase after Dharma. We must pursue all the way till we attain the tangible, lasting and geniune results utimately through to enlightenment.

  46. Olaf on Apr 25, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Yes Rinpoche and with the transformation we may even take things along the way. Not all is bad but chasing after things and clinging to strong only create further suffering… thanks for your nice site, I enjoy it!

  47. June Kang on Apr 25, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Because we do not have lots of money, we feel life is suffering, and we think that with lots of money, our life would be happier. And we never stop for chasing money because we always feel is not enough. So life going on the same everyday. Until we take our last breath, then only we realized that we can’t bring all this along with us,is too late to know…..

    “Trust the Dharma and chase after Dharma now so you don’t greet death empty handed.” Yes, this is the way to follow.

  48. Doreen Teoh on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Yes, the chase is on….since the day we were born, cry to be fed, when hungry….then smile happily when are full, want to get this toy, that toy, and we get older, we join our parents in the chasing game too, and then our children joins us and the cycle goes on …..like Rinpoche said we hit our head harder and longer at the wall! .and yes, I have achieved my goals when I was working as a financial consultant…I was happy when I finally achieved it for consecutively three years….are able to get the stuff i want and enjoyment, holidays I have always thought would bring me happiness, but then i realize it was so shortcoming, tiring, and meaningless, and chasing after goals, and goals.. Do I want to go to this path to achieve such material goals in my this short life? I have ask myself this question many times? As Rinpoche tmentioned in one of his YouTube teachings, Rinpoche says that we will go thru the same stress, obstacles, and etc in the secular world, but If work for the dharma to benefit others, the results will be not be same, but it is tangible long lasting.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for this teachings and gentle reminder always, I promise that no matter how difficult or any challenges that I face when doing dharma work, i will not give up. Please knock my head If I do, can?

  49. Adeline on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Yes Rinpoche i want to chase after Dharma, do Dharma work and do Dharma practice now in this short life time and don’t want to greet death empty handed as i almost did.

  50. Mei Fong on Apr 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    We all have been chasing for materialistic items and have never even regarded dharma to be something chaseable. After realizing the truth from rinpoche, all our materialistic will be nullified when we die, the picture of chasing dharma becomes so obvious as that’s is the only thing we can bring along with us after our death and also the best thing we can give our loved ones when we are alive.

  51. Lim Han Nee on Apr 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for these gems of Dharma wisdom. Yes, owing to our deluded minds and our negative habituations, we have spent our entire life or most of it, chasing after the things of this life that bring only momentary happiness. In the end, we are still not happy or contented at all.

    So, why don’t we change our focus to chasing after the Buddha , the Dharma and the Sangha, or more specifically the Dharma. It is only the Dharma, our Dharma work and Dharma practice that will bring us the happiness we so desperately want and cannot get through chasing worldly things and relationships.At death, nothing matters but the Dharma.

  52. Pastor Susan on Apr 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    It’s so true…life is all about constantly chasing after this and that which satisfy just for the moment… thus, the constant need to chase. Dharma helped me to consider other options :

    1. stop chasing and discover inner peace

    2. a new meaning to chasing after dharma… the new meaning of chasing is not because i need to because dharma provide temporary fix but rather chase after dharma because every day which passes is a day closer to death for me.

    Rinpoche, thank you for knocking some sense into my hard head all thees years…

  53. patsy on Apr 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Our priority now is to chase after dharma and not the things we have to leave behind at the time of death.

    Another good reminder to contemplate daily. Thank you, Rinpoche

  54. Siong Woan on Apr 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    How true! Unfortunately, in most of the world, children are brought up to CHASE the wrong things! Very few educational institutions provide religious classes. Dharma is almost a side interest or hobby when children are taught to go to schools, get good results, get a good job (= Just Over Broke), get married, have children.. and the same circle will start all over again with their children. How meaningless! just like dogs chasing their own tails!

    Hence we must plant dharma seeds into the minds of our young generations so that they start on the ‘right’ footing and make dharma their way of lives!

  55. Han on Apr 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    “Since we have been chasing them and they brought us nowhere…” I choose to chase for dharma and greedy for dharma, this path definitely leading me to happiness and peace.

    Thank you Rinpoche for shaing this precious post.

  56. Victor Phang on Apr 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Dear Rinpoche:
    Yes, I fully agreed with your sharing and teaching. However for instance my personal situation, I couldn’t just let go my business. As it is my commitment to about 100 people that working with me. My promise to pay their salary on time, to make sure they have sufficient income for decent living for themselves and their families. I cannot be selfish and just close shop like that. I don’t want to see anyone who may suffer or in difficulty to look for job and money just because of my selfishness. Honestly I always feel tough and heavy to carry this group of people with me but with dharma, it makes me stronger and positive as my motivation of doing business now is not purely for money, chasing after big house and car. Now I want to provide at least decent living for employees and their families, give them good benefits and welfare. I don’t want to see them end up sleeping on the street. If possible I also hope to contribute both physically and in monetary form to the growth of dharma whenever I can and afford.
    Thank you very much.
    With love,
    VP

  57. tenzin llhamo on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

    “Top of the list are the chasing of money, paying off commitments, dragging ourselves to hell and back for relationships that end nowhere, fantasizing materialism brings happiness, hiding behind raising children, or just lazing around accomplishing nothing.”

    WOW! It was exactly what I did before Dharma! I always think back and feel so stupid for doing things I shouldn’t have done! I am FOREVER grateful for Rinpoche being here in Malaysia! How fortunate are we!

    Better put on my running shoes now and run all my lives for the 3 Jewels.

  58. JG on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Dharma is where we find the answer of life, why we are here?? It assist us to see things from the top of samsara, samsara is a path for human to create awareness with suffering and happiness. Nothing is permanent in money,relationship, happiness from material,neither children. When we create the cause to cling with one of the causes and try to make it “permanent” in our life, defintely we will beaten up with all the causes, because they all are not permanent elements.

    Hence we have to create awareness in us and those around with Dharma teaching, the more we plant the seed, the more conciousness in oneself, so that everyone realise the four noble truths and eightfold path.

  59. Elsie Toy on Apr 24, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Dear Rinpoche, what you have said above is exactly my situation of me raising children and chasing after money to pay the $$$ i owe to the bank. I promise myself to do dharma work and then I realised I had my loan to service sell off my vehicle and I am a free. I realised that I am luck to have met the dharma and specially a Guru. I really have no time left as it is running out by the seconds by the minutes and each day I read the Guru devotion and contemplate on it and each time I read the prayers I am dying to give up everything for dharma but am stuck with having to clear my outstanding. Then I will commit fully. In fact I love to be sangha one day.

  60. AWL on Apr 24, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Dear rinpoche,
    Thank you rinpoche, Deeply appreciate your reminder and kindness care for us. I will always keep your teaching in my mind.
    Thank you 

  61. Lim Tat Ming on Apr 24, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Having met Dharma and if we understood the impermanent and transient nature of our life, everything that everyone does in samsara becomes totally meaningless. The only meaningful things to do in samsara are: to accumulate merit, purify our karma and transform our minds to the best of our abilities.

    Majority of the people in the World now do not have the good fortune to meet Dharma to realize the truths about life, hence they are still chasing after their dreams, or whatever goals they have in their life. It is completely pointless and meaningless to chase after samsaric pursuits because everything (our possessions, wealth, success, fame, loved ones, relatives, friends, and etc.) cannot be taken along with us upon our death in this life. Our future lives are far more important than the present life. We have the opportunities now to change the happiness of our future lives.

    Hence as Buddhists, we have the responsibility to educate the majority of the people in the World about Dharma so that everyone will know about the truths of life. Only Dharma can help all sentient beings from ignorantly wandering in the samsara over and over again, life after life.

    Time waits for no one. Start chasing after the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha immediately!

    • Jacinta Goh on May 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      I am very much in agreement with Tat Ming. I was once the ‘majority’ and I thought by chasing after money, I will be out of rat race but little do I know, it never ends. Having to know Buddhist way of life is great but having the perseverance to continue is even more important. There will be times where samsaric pleasure is just irresistible. It doesn’t need to be in money term, for instance having few ‘extra good’ unnecessary meals or taking few ‘extra long naps’ on a cozy bed (my own examples). Thus, I will always remind myself over and over again the shortness of life the its urgency to chase after the Dharma. I am still having my samsaric pleasures but hopefully it will be less.

  62. Yoke Fui on Apr 24, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Most of us think that is what life is – getting an education, a good job that pays well, find a partner, start a family….and the circle goes on and on. When we take our last breath, all these will not matter a single bit.

    Only through dharma we learn of the true essence of this precious human potentiality that can take us to a level beyond what we can perceive now.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your kind and tireless constant reminders.

  63. Gim Lee on Apr 24, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Yes, due to our ignorance we always chase after the things that will eventually give us pain and suffering… chase after Dharma is the only way to happiness yet we must examine carefully the Dharma we intend to practice…

    “The good or bad in all your future lives
    Comes from the holy Dharma,
    Yet you treat that Dharma like a dog eats food:
    You worship whatever comes along
    Without first checking whether it is good or evil.”

    by Master Sakya Pandita

    Lamrim is a safe bet and Rinpoche’s teaching is the safest bet of course.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post.

  64. David Loh on Apr 24, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the reminder. I have to constantly remind myself not to chase after things which are not attainable. Am trying real hard to chase after Buddha and Dharma constantly trying to gather more knowledge and information to improve myself and move on to the next level. With what little time left I have I hope I am on the right path.

  65. JP on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:11 am

    It’s so true. Chasing for materialism and relationships is draining and endless. Many of my friends look haggard, making the best of the situation they are in and “look happy”, go for endless holidays to de-stress, and so on. They are trying very hard to be happy and experience the inner peace. But somehow, most of them just pretend that they are happy.

    I am sadden by what I see because they don’t know how else to get out it. They are just groping in the dark and leading one another in the dark.

    The more we send the message out that dharma is a method out of the dark, the more hope we will give others. And this hope is not just wishful thinking, but very achievable.

  66. wt on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:03 am

    This is so true, chasing for money, relationship, status, etc will just get us round and round. At the time of death, we just cannot bring anything with us except for our past karma. Only our Dharma practices now will help us at that time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us guidance and chance to do Dharma work.

  67. tfreon on Apr 24, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for the reminder. May i learn and practice Dharma well in this life. May my parents, relatives and friends, even people who do not like me will know and practice dharma.

  68. Suet Moi on Apr 24, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Thank you Rinpoche, i will always remind myself chasing after dharma should be my priority.

  69. KYC on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for pointing out the truth. Chasing the Dharma is certainly better than chasing non-Dharma. The one brings lasting happiness, the other only suffering.

  70. nsa on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, this sums up what many of us are doing, would have been doing if not for Rinpoche, and are still doing despite meeting the Dharma… chasing after things which we thought brings us lasting happiness but is actually as tangible as a mirage in a desert. Whenever we think we are getting closer to getting such happiness, it disappears or goes further or somewhere else, and we keep on looking chasing after it.

    I feel so helpless when I see my friends going into and out of relationships, stressing about being single, being depressed because of their partners, fighting for money and power, or taking up hobbies after hobbies because they do not know how else to fill their time… and in the process they keep complaining about what they don’t have when they have so much! I was like that, and still like that in certain situations, but lesser now thanks to Rinpoche’s Dharma.

    The least I can do for them is to share Rinpoche’s blog posts with them (and hope they take it personally to heart), and also to live by what Rinpoche teach us so I walk the talk and show results. Thank you Rinpoche for tirelessly making your teachings so readily available and easy to share with everyone.

  71. pat on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for always reminding me that all the worldly things that I am chasing after will only bring me short term happiness and more sufferings. I am very lucky to be doing dharma work now and will not waste away any of my short time left.

  72. KH Ng on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    In our habituated deluded minds we always look for short term ‘happiness’. Immediate gratification that ultimately proved unsatisfactory. Chasing after Dharma and it’s result on the other hand proved very satisfying because we can see the short term results already and logically we can deduce that it has very long term results as well. Results that last beyond this life. I am confident of the Dharma.
    Thank you for bringing us the Dharma and constantly pushing us to do Dharma to benefit others and ourselves.

  73. So Kin Hoe on Apr 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the motivation you have given to us.

  74. Irene Lim on Apr 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. I deeply appreciate your reminder and care for us. I will keep in my mind always.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 15. 2021 12:25 PM
    Gyenze is a fully enlightened Buddha been practiced by many as he will help anyone who sincerely requests his assistance without any conditions. Gyenze is regarded by many for his ability to increase material resources, life, merit and realisations. Gyenze is Dorje Shugden in a wealth form specifically to help us gain resources through correct means. Its a very wonderful and beneficial practice indeed , all thanks to our Lama Tsem Rinpoche for bringing us this practice to Malaysia. Well , Gyenze had since help many people during their difficult times and bring more people to dharma and Kechara Forest Retreat at Bentong Pahang.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and explaining in details of this Gyenze practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 15. 2021 12:22 PM
    According to Buddhism, everything in human life, all objects will one day disappeared, we cannot change that for sure. Everything changes and nothing will last forever. From our emotions to our thoughts and feelings, from the cells in our bodies to the plants around us, will somehow change and decay soon or later.
    Our Guru Tsem Rinpoche had prepares all of us to meet with the inevitable, which is our own death. Rinpoche had been teaching us all these while. No matter whom we meet in life, all situations eventually lead to separation and all relationships will end via death. In-fact our guru’s parinirvana is actually a final experiential teaching on death and impermanence for all of us. Hence it is important for us to immerse ourselves fully into each and every moment of life in learning and practicing Dharma. And following all advices and instructions of our Guru and fulfil what not completed. Instead of feeling lost we should somehow to devoting oneself entirely especially in fulfilling all of our guru’s wishes and continue his work nor matter what comes along. Reading this post had me realised there ‘s indeed quite a long way to go , thanks to all those involved especially senior student and so forth. May all of us play a part to be involved as a team then. We should help when necessary and encourage people coming into Dharma joining the centre and its activities. This post tells us all , a good and detailed read.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing, had me having a good thoughts.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/devoting-yourself-to-a-guru-who-has-passed-on.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 15. 2021 12:21 PM
    Millions of years ago extra-terrestrials have in fact visited Earth claimed by researchers and scientists . The controversial theory have been going for years from the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the US. Did these intelligent beings from outer space visit Earth thousands of years ago? With all the unexplained activity we are bound to see something strange in the sky sooner or later. Reading this post and watching the video tells us all….. very interesting. We are not alone after all. Yes… aliens do exist I strongly believe having read articles more of those unexplained surroundings in the outer space.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-season-1-episode-4-the-mission.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, May 4. 2021 03:46 PM
    Bali is a magical Island probably the most well-known and most visited Indonesian island. A part of Indonesia archipelago, Bali owns the panorama and unique culture that make this island an ideal location for a vacation.

    It’s shock to discover people in Bali are eating dog meat. Aside from the cruelty, the greatest shock was to discover that tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat and fueling the mobile dog meat vendors are trawling popular beaches in Bali selling satays from buckets, deliberately not telling people the origin of the meat.

    This is causing shocking animal cruelty over the popular holiday destination and
    definitely putting the local Balinese and foreign tourists’ health at risk .Thanks for the thoughtful sharing and bringing awareness to many.

    https://bit.ly/2RknC6Q
  • sarassitham
    Monday, May 3. 2021 11:36 PM
    Each of us is born with a particular set of colors and numbers that are very unique. These numbers reveal our character, purpose, motivation, talents and abilities in this life.

    I had a positive feeling and good action to know the interesting fact of Mewa 6. Thank you for the thoughtful sharing, I am blessed to know my birth Mewa and had the opportunity to encounter the challenges to face and to overcome.

    https://bit.ly/3thT9DE
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    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 11:09 PM
    Thank you for the informative and historical sharing of The Guangxi Community in Bentong. It’s interesting to know the large Chinese population in the Perting Chinese New Village are Guangxi Chinese.

    A small town famous for its locally produced ginger, durians, tofu puff, bean curd, bean curd puff, fresh vegetables, it has so much more to offer for wandering foodies.

    Success requires hard work, however hard work rewards with much more than success alone. Guangxi people of today are one of the most successful communities in Bentong, producing successful people in every strata of society.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:47 PM
    Great Buton Rinchen Drub’s lifestorys truly inspiring, interesting which I simply love reading over and over again. The Great Buton Rinchen Drub was one of the most erudite of scholars of Tibet. To this day he is well remembered as a prodigious scholar and writer and is Tibet’s most celebrated historian. He catalogued thousands of the Buddhist scriptures and wrote the famous book, the History of Buddhism in India and Tibet. Many Tibetan scholars utilize in their study even as today.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:46 PM
    Great memories of Rinpoche meeting with Guru Deva Rinpoche a very learned and qualified Lama,that has changed Rinpoche life. He is considered to be the reincarnation of one of the 84 great Mahasiddhas of ancient India. He studied under many great masters as such like Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Yongzin Trijang Dorje Chang, and so forth. We have Tsem Rinpoche today all because of Guru Deva Rinpoche who had contributed towards Rinpoche’s spiritual journey. The journey was tough for Rinpoche , having gone through and had travelled from America to India. Having remained and continued to languish under the terrible conditions in India till he travelled to Nepal and meeting Guru Deva Rinpoche. Everything changed from then on. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin Chow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/my-recollection-of-h-e-guru-deva-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 28. 2021 04:19 PM
    Buton Rinchen Drub is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators,writers and proponent of the Kalachakra Tantra. Even as a very young child, Rinpoche exhibited extraordinary abilities. He studied and received many tantric transmissions and empowerments from many other teachers. Well respected by many and was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism. Over the period of his life he composed at least twenty-six prolific volumes of commentaries. His legacy included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He travelled tremendously throughout Tibet and many places giving teachings, empowerments, transmissions, and ordinations at monasteries along the way. Interesting read of a great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 28. 2021 04:09 PM
    Pema Lingpa was a famous saint and siddha of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. In the history of the Nyingma school in Bhutan, Pema Lingpa is second only in importance to Padmasambhava himself. Many auspicious miraculous signs appeared when was born as such even as a child he was indeed extraordinary learning everything from reading and writing to ironwork and carpentry without receiving any instruction. Interesting read of the extraordinary enlightened activities , stories and biography of Pema Lingpa . He was highly regarded by all four of the principal schools of Vajrayana Buddhism. Pema Lingpa spent his life revealing the precious treasures of Guru Rinpoche, giving empowerments and teachings. He composed many religious texts and ritual, gave initiations and even established monasteries . He was known as a discoverer of spiritual treasures. He left a legacy establishing a tradition that endures to this day. He prophesied that in the future he would return as the Buddha Dorjé Nyingpo in the pure land of Pemako.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pema-lingpa.html
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Apr 27. 2021 04:22 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of discovering the heart desire numbers. Numerology is the belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. The heart’s desire is seen as part of the larger picture which includes the life path, expression, date of birth and personality. Each person has different numbers that help them identify who they are and what their purpose in life. Each letters in our name has a message which is hidden and plays a crucial role in our life.

    I think this article will benefits many who are having a very hard time to achieve their dreams and to find out their true passion in their life. I had a good read and happy to discover my heart desire number.

    https://bit.ly/3vm118z
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 26. 2021 04:10 PM
    For sarassitham –sorry press wrongly
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 26. 2021 04:09 PM
    For sarassitham – For years scientists and experts have been trying hard to get the bottom answers and hard evidence of aliens existing . Finally they did it and very close to the answers through the video….a true evidence. Throughout history, many common myths and legends mention incredible flying machines and how ancient people travelled great distances through the air. I do believe thousands of years ago, ancient mankind was visited by incredible flying machines. There are various places around the world such as the Step pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt, a burial ground in Columbia , Mountain of Solomon and Peru, and many more. All these architectural structure are amazing, how and exactly, did they build those structures those days thousands years ago without modern machineries? Made of millions of precisely hewn stones weighing tons each, even with today’s cranes and other construction equipment, building it would be a very challenging task. Scientists suspect that over centuries aliens have visited Earth. Could it be artifacts of aliens or did ancient humans have extra-terrestrial help ??? It is still a mysteries to this days. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-evidence-season-1-episode-1.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 23. 2021 12:19 AM
    This article is truly inspiring. Ms Chen contributed most of her time working, her passion was a strong desire that she was able to do amazing things. It is indeed a rare sight to see a person who is able to be selfless at such a deep level in many ways. I do agree that we definitely need more Ms Chens in this world to inspire and to help others.

    https://bit.ly/3xj0k1C
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 22. 2021 03:34 PM
    Ngawang Wangyal known to many as Geshe Wangyal and the first American lama introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. He was a Buddhist lama and scholar of Kalmyk origin born in Russia. He travelled through Russia to Tibet and spent the next 20 years traveling throughout Asia, learning English and translating . It was during the Chinese invasion he escaped to India and later went to American. Despite the many challenges he faced , he built a monastery been the first temple in the Western hemisphere, sponsored Tibetan monk scholars to assist him in teachings. That’s how Tibetan Buddhism spread in the west. His long list of accomplishments would include pioneering efforts in establishing Tibetan Buddhism’s intellectual bona fides in American academia. During the last several years of his life he worked tirelessly on his final book.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring untold story of how Tibetan Buddhism first came to America through one great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/from-russia-with-love.html

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  • May 14, 2021 01:09
    Anonymous asked: I heard that Lama Tsongkhapa and Tara closer to us? Is it true and how so - because I have experienced instant help from them. Once I was due to go for a college interview and I started getting stomach pains that made me weak and almost unconscious. My mum offered incense to Green Tara and almost immediately the pain went away. Grateful to her and love her to this day.
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  • May 13, 2021 01:48
    Eden asked: Dear pastors 1) I am interested to do some small retreats. Can you guide and teach me? 2) Recently I had adopted a pet. Can you guide me on how to not be to attach to my pet? As i do not want to be too sad when my pet pass away. 3) Recently i find myself wanting to buy new phone, laptops and clothes eventho i do not need them. Can you guide me on how to reduce this urge to buy new things?
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  • May 10, 2021 03:41
    Anonymous asked: When we see similar characteristics in family members and similar life circumstances, is that a result of karma too?
    pastor answered: Hello, When we see similar characteristics between yourself and your family members, yes, ultimately that is due to karma. From the viewpoint of society, it is because we grew up with our family, shared experiences, pick up each others' habits, etc, that is the reason for similar characteristics. We learn things such as behaviours, likes and dislikes from our family and they also learn such things from us. But from the Buddhist viewpoint, what is the reason that we ended up being family anyway? The answer as you already guessed it is karma. Karma is what caused us to take to rebirth into a particular family, hence it is the reason why characteristics are similar between family members. This applies to life circumstances as well, we had the karma to be born into a family in a specific location, at a specific time, environment, etc. Which means that we would necessarily undergo similar circumstances as well. Within samsara, or cyclic existence, everything is due to karma. Everything that happens to us, what we say, what we think. Not only is it due to karma, but it also creates more karma. That is why Buddhists always talk about the faults of samsara. The only way to be free of this cycle and karma completely is to become a fully enlightened Buddha. That is why Buddhists aim to become a Buddha themselves. I hope this helps.
  • May 9, 2021 02:51
    Josh asked: Hello Pastor, when Buddha gave me a gift of able to see spirits, communicate with spirits and able to sense death onto someone, what is the purpose of this gift? How to use it? I believe I had this when I was around 12 years old. 70% of my dreams are mostly took me to hell for a walk, I even talk to Yama, Yama allow me to peek on the Book of the living and the dead.. I had only dream once of Buddha and the Titan God once, but everything in Sanskrit. I understand them only in dreams, and when communicating with spirits. So what is the purpose of this gift? How to use them to help?
    pastor answered: Dear Josh, Thank you for your question. Supernatural abilities such as those you have mentioned definitely do exist. They can come about from a couple of reasons: as gifted by a supernatural being, god, etc, or even simply because we have the karma to have such abilities that have manifested in this life. The other way they can come about is through our own transformation of the mind, where they occur naturally as side effects. In all of these cases, they are known as 'common attainments'. The reason why they are known as common attainments, because they can be attained by anyone. Buddhism however, stresses the importance of the 'supreme attainment', which is achieving the enlightened mind. Hence, in the Buddhist scriptures it is said that the supreme attainment is what we should strive for. Now, we cannot advise you in which ways to use the abilities you have mentioned to help beings, because we are not attained enough to guide you in such a manner. You would need the guidance of a highly attained master to be able to guide you in a safe manner. However, from what you have written, you can use your experiences to further your own spiritual transformation first. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has advised on many occasions that we should not focus too much on abilities we develop, but concentrate on real transformation first. When you have reached a higher state of consciousness, then you will be able to use such abilities properly. The way to achieve this is to follow the path of the Lamrim or the Graduated Stages on the Path to Enlightenment. The text we use in Kechara is known as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. You can get a copy of it here: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand There are sections of the Lamrim that deal with the suffering of those in the hell realms, the god realms and all other realms. There are also sections that deal with karma. You can use your experience to help you develop insight into these sections and propel you further along the path of transformation. So, instead of trying to use your abilities now, use the experiences that you have already had to the greatest potential. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 8, 2021 02:04
    Anonymous asked: Hello pastors. When one visualises in prayers should one shut eyes completely or keep half open looking at side of noses? Thank you for answering.
    pastor answered: Hello, When engaging in visualisation or any type of meditation, the best is to keep your eyes half open. You are actually looking at the floor, but the line of your sight follows the sides of your nose, you don't actually focus on the sides of your nose. If you focus on the sides of your nose, it will exert too much effort and you will feel like you are going crosseyed. So you actually look at the floor, but follow the angle of the sides of your nose. Following this eye positioning is the best because your mind is not too excited or overly stimulated as it would be if you had your eyes fully open, nor is it prone to laziness or falling asleep if you have your eyes closed. This would be the best. However, some people find it difficult to visualise with their eyes half open. In this case, it is permissible to close your eyes when visualising, as long as you can keep your concentration. Then slowly, over time, once you are familiar with the particular visualisation you are engaged in, you can do it with your eyes half open instead. I hope this helps.
  • May 3, 2021 10:15
    Carolyn asked: what is "Teh"
    pastor answered: Dear Carolyn, My apologies, but I do not fully understand your question. Is this in regards to any prayers or texts? In which case, please indicate which prayer or text so we can answer properly. Thank you
  • May 1, 2021 19:38
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, What does attachment actually mean in buddhism? Is it opposite of hostility? How do both these emotions harm us? How can we get rid of them?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, You have asked a very good question, but it's outside of the scope of this short reply to answer completely. Attachment is when you want something and either your thoughts, speech or actions reflect this want. For example, we can be attached to an object, a type of food, a person, a situation, etc.,. There are varying degrees of the type of attachment you experience towards differing objects or things. When we have an attachment, we expend energy either mentally, emotionally, through our speech or our actions to get the particular object, keep it and protect it. When we are parted from the object, it creates a lot of emotional suffering. When we are attached, our actions and thoughts keep us bound to cyclic existence, because we simply just create more karma. Attachment is known as one of the Three Poisons. You can read a short article and watch a teaching by Pastor David Lai about attachment here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-exaggeration-of-attachment.html In addition, here is an article that deals with the benefits of non-attachment in terms of relationships with others: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-non-attachment-is-one-of-the-keys-to-a-happy-life-relationship.html The opposite of attachment is aversion, the want to stay away from an object of thing, or not experience a particular situation. Another of the Three Poisons, is actually anger or hostility. This can be the extension of aversion. For example, in past someone said something to you which you didn't like. So you don't want to be around this person again. If a situation occurs when you are around this person, you become angry and hostile. You can even play the scenario over and over again in your head and become angry, even when not near the person. Anger is one of the most destructive of emotions because when you are worked up, it is very hard to remain logical, you simply and quickly act out of emotion, in the heat of the moment. This leads to the creation of negative karma, which you will need experience in the future. In short, all our negative emotions or behaviours can be subsumed under the Three Poisons - Attachment, Anger and Ignorance. There are many methods in Buddhism to overcome these. One of the most basic, yet extremely powerful is to meditate on impermanence, especially death. While this may seem very morbid, it is actually very liberating and helps us to let go of negative emotions which serve no purpose but to keep us stuck in suffering. You can read a short article about meditation on impermanence here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/supreme-contemplation.html For a more in-depth explanation of negative emotions and how to overcome them, you can read the Lamrim texts. These give us a step-by-step guide to self-transformation all the way to enlightenment itself. The text we use in Kechara is called Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. You can order a copy online from Vajrasecrets (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand). Alternatively, you can visit your local bookstore and they should be able to order it in for you. I hope this helps. Thank you. PS. You may also find the following links useful:
  • April 28, 2021 19:10
    Eden asked: Dear pastors, recently I saw a video about preserving a dead body only to be revive later when science is more advance. Did Buddha said anything regarding this? I am looking forward for your reply.
    pastor answered: Dear Eden, Thank you for your question. Buddha Shakyamuni did not explicitly talk about this subject, simply because the technology to preserve a body for future re-animation did not exist. In fact, even today, we can physically preserve a body using things like cryogenic freezing, however the technology to be able to revive the person is currently only speculative hope. There is no biological evidence that this would even be possible. That being said, even though the Buddha did not talk about it specifically, the Dharma that the Buddha taught can be applied to any and all situations. So, we can analyze it from multiple angles. I'll try to do so from two angles due to the scope of this answer. The first is that death as part of the law of impermanence is a major part of Buddhism. We have had countless lifetimes and at the end of each of those, we have died and then taken rebirth into a new body. That is why cyclic existence is considered to be suffering, because we consistently take a new life, only to die at the end of it, and then take rebirth in a new life once again. The only way to get out of this cycle is to achieve the state of enlightenment. Some people could argue that if you don't die because you are re-animated in the future, then this cycle doesn't really exist. However, from a Buddhist viewpoint everything is still impermanent. Even if you were re-animated and lived for many thousands, millions, or billions of years, eventually the whole universe as we know it will be destroyed. At that point of time, no matter how many times your physical body was revived, you would cease to exist, because everything will be destroyed. Even from a scientific standpoint, it is said that the universe was created with the Big Bang, and due to that the universe is still expanding at an accelerating rate. Scientists have hypothesized that this will lead to either the Big Rip or the Big Freezer, in which life will no longer be able to exist in the universe in any form. So even from a scientific point of view, the Buddhist law of impermanence still applies. This brings me to the second angle, the question why we would want to preserve our bodies for future re-animation. The answer to that is simple, it is due to attachment. As you may be aware, within Buddhism, attachment is one of the things that leads us to stay stuck within cyclic existence. Attachment leads to the creation of karma which only lengths our suffering in existence. When we focus on our attachments, we do not live in the moment, we do not truly transform into a better person, we help no one and ultimately we do not help ourselves to become enlightened. I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, please do ask. This is an interesting subject.
  • April 24, 2021 03:40
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Thank you all for following Rinpoche’s advice and contributing your energy here and at Kechara. Rinpoche is the most precious jewel for sure. We appreciate Rinpoche, Kechara and kecharians. May we all achieve our spiritual goals under the guru’s guidance.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your lovely message, it's nice to know that this blog is appreciated. Tsem Rinpoche worked tirelessly to get this resource up and available for everyone. Following Rinpoche's Dharma teachings on this blog, we can definitely progress on our spiritual journeys. The key is to put what Rinpoche taught into practice. I wish your success in your journey, and if you need help, you are more than welcome to ask further questions here. Thank you.
  • April 21, 2021 03:13
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, When one experiences the outcome of negative karmas, how does one have compassion for oneself and overcome tough times? Relying on buddhas is definitely top of the list but I find my fear and self doubt and bad temper sabotages all the outer dharma practice I do. I am weak in the practical side of applying dharma!
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. What you have expressed is something that a lot of people go through, because of the accumulation of negative karma from previous lifetimes. What you must remember is that our negative habitual patterns from previous lives are very strong, hence effort is needed in the spiritual path. That is why Joyous Effort is one of the Six Perfections. Karma, our habitual patterns, fear and self-doubt will try to knock us of the path of self-transformation at every turn until we are strong enough to withstand them. One way to overcome this is to develop strong faith in the Three Jewels, and the way to do this is to engage in the practice of Taking Refuge. I'm not just talking about Talking Refuge at the beginning of formal Dharma practice such as your sadhana or pujas. But actually Taking Refuge remembering the qualities of the Three Jewels. When I first came to Kechara, I had a lot of physical obstacles manifest, a lot of fear and doubt. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche suggested that I read the section of the Lamrim that talks about Taking Refuge, and explains how to do it properly, remembering the qualities of the Three Jewels and the benefits they grant on the spiritual path. When you practice Taking Refuge, you remember these and you contemplate them. Then your faith in the application of the Dharma increases, and your fear, self-doubt, etc, disappear. When that happens, even if your negative karma and habits try to knock you off the path, you find yourself back on the path. Another thing you must remember is that when we are practicing the Dharma, due to our habits, we will not be perfect at something directly after learning about it. It takes time to train ourselves. That is why the central teaching in the Gelug tradition we practice is called the Lamrim, or the Graded Stages on the Path to Enlightenment. It is step-by-step. It is a process. It is not instant. So you shouldn't let fear, self-doubt, etc get in the way. Instead calmly apply the antidote to these, which is strong refuge. When you develop strong refuge, you will have faith and confidence in the teachings. When you have these, you will practice the teachings, no matter what happens. The compassion for yourself and overcoming tough times comes through faith in the Three Jewels and the teachings of self-transformation. I met someone the other day who said self-transformation was not possible for him, but then why did Buddha Shakyamuni and the enlightened beings teach the Dharma? Of course, it is possible, and in order to progress on the spiritual path, you must have faith and conviction. This comes from the simple, yet foundational practice of Taking Refuge. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 19, 2021 02:53
    Sandra asked: Hello respected pastors, I heard once from here that too much mantra recitations produce wind in the body? Did I hear right? What are the repercussions of that? I do find I cough during mantra recitations these days...I only do about 6 malas though!
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. Mantras are the form of the enlightened beings in sound. Hence, when you recite mantras they are very powerful. All mantras move the psychic winds in the body. They don't actually produce physical wind in the body. The psychic winds move naturally due to the power of the mantras, and only have a beneficial effect on the body. If you are not initiated into the Higher Yoga Tantra practices, any of the common mantras are fine to recite. These include Lama Tsongkhapa's Migtsema, your Guru's mantra, Chenrezig, Tara, Manjushri, etc. These will move the winds in your body naturally, so there will be no untoward side effect. However, mantras of Higher Yoga Tantra deities, such as Yamantaka, Vajra Yogini, Heruka, etc, should only be known and recited by those who have received initiation into the practice and received the commentary to the practice from a qualified guru. These mantras move the psychic winds in the body more forcefully hence can have negative side effects if not done properly. If you are having any negative effects when reciting mantras, such as coughing, that could be due to a number of other more ordinary reasons, such as reciting too loudly or being out of breath when reciting. When you are reciting mantras during your sadhana, you should only recite loud enough for yourself to hear, and not disturb others if they are around. If you are in a puja, you follow the puja lead to either recite out aloud or quietly. If you are getting out of breath, slow down your mantra recitation, or reduce the amount of mantras you are doing until you are used to it. Then you can slowly increase to however many you want to recite. The main issue is consistency, you should recite mantras as part of your sadhana every day. You can also recite extra mantras throughout the day, but the key is to make sure that you finish your daily sadhana. And you should not rush through your mantra recitation, but recite the mantra clearly. I hope this helps.
  • April 13, 2021 21:55
    ray asked: Dear Pastors, Thank you for clearing my doubts previously about purification practices. Today i have a question about reciting praises to buddhas, why do we recite praises and how does reciting praises to buddhas like Tara, Dorje shugden etc. help and benefit us? Because ive seen certain prayer texts to mother tara which i think is referring to the 21 tara praises stating that : ~If this prayer is recited two, three, or seven times, It will pacify all the sufferings of torments Caused by spirits, fevers, and poisons, And by other beings as well. If you wish for a child, you will get a child; If you wish for wealth, you will receive wealth. All your wishes will be fulfilled And all obstacles pacified.~ Will reciting praises to buddhas also be able to fulfill our wishes as stated? Thank you very much.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. As I am sure you are aware, there are many different types of prayers. Praises are one type of prayer, or commonly included in longer prayers. When we praise the enlightened beings, we generate merit. This is due to the power of the enlightened beings. Generally speaking these prayers are praises of the qualities of either the enlightened being's body, speech, mind or benefits derived from their practices. Or the praise can be a combination of these. The merit generated from praising an enlightened being is immense. Some prayers even have the power to grant certain specific benefits due to the merits generated from the praise. Hence, some prayers even have the benefits listed in them. So yes, if you recite the praise with strong faith and refuge in the particular enlightened being, you will generate merit which will help to achieve the benefits stated. On a normal level, you will receive the benefits. On a higher level, you create the merit to achieve the same body, speech, mind and qualities of the enlightened being, meaning you create the causes to be enlightened yourself. I hope this helps.
  • April 12, 2021 03:20
    Eden asked: Dear Pastors, How are all of you doing? I have a few questions here. I will be very grateful if you can answer them. Thank you. 1) If we are here because of our previous life karma, previous previous karma and so on. May i know when does all of this started? How does this chain of karma started? Im sure we all had our 1st life and everything had a beginning to it. 2) I am currently facing some problem over my career pathway, are there any practices and mantras that I can do to request for guidance?
    pastor answered: Dear Eden, Thank you for your questions. 1. Buddhism does not believe in a 1st life, and the reason being is the Buddhist view of time. Most people think of time and existence as linear. It has a definitive starting point and a certain end point. But Buddhism views time as a cyclic. Hence, our universe as we understand it, will at one point cease to exist, and then a new universe will come into existence. However, even though our current universe will end, due to the force of karma and reincarnation, we will take rebirth into the new universe and have many rebirths there. So in Buddhism we say that we have had "countless" rebirths, as you would never be able to count how many lifetimes you have had. This cycle is vicious and leads us to take rebirth endlessly. The only way to stop this cycle is to transcend it altogether, which is the state of Buddhahood, in which you are completely liberated from the cycle, known as "samsara". Also the way in which we think about karma is not linear either. It is not one for one. By this I mean, if you do one negative action, it is not that you will experience only one negative result. You will actually experience many negative results, with differing levels of severity until the karma is exhausted. How you respond to the negative results can lead to either more negative karma, or positive karma. Hence, the law of karma according to the Buddhist view point is much more nuanced then the general understanding of karma that people have these days. The Buddha explained this process in a teaching known as the 12 Links of Dependent Origination, which is quite complex. If you want to learn more about this teaching, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche gave a very profound teaching on it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/teaching-on-the-twelve-links-of-dependent-origination.html Hence, according to Buddhism, the understand of time is a never-ending cycle in which universes are created, destroyed and created again due to the power of karma. Since it is a cycle, there is no "beginning" or "1st life" for sentient beings. 2. In regards to your career pathway, I would suggest you engage in the combined practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. We have heard of many people who are either stuck in their career or who need to find good jobs, succeed in the their goals after engaging in this practice with a sincere motivation. There is a book available regarding the practice here: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/the-dorje-shugden-handbook. We also have an entire section of this website dedicated to various aspects of the practice, including history, other prayers, etc. (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden). I hope this helps. Let us know if we can help in any other way.
  • April 11, 2021 00:23
    Lara asked: Hello pastors, I have a family member suffering from depression right now. May I know how I can help him to overcome this? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Lara, I'm sorry to hear that your family member is going through this. When someone is going through such a difficult time, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has advised that the person themselves seek qualified medical help as well as engage in the practice of Lama Tsongkhapa, which is well-known to help overcome things like depression. From your side you should be as supportive as possible. Take the time to understand what your family member is going through, and in which ways you can support them to overcome their depression and heal. You can watch a fantastic teaching about the practice of Lama Tsongkha here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sayonara-to-depression.html. The prayer text for the practice can be found here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#19 However, sometimes family members may not be open to the engaging in the practice themselves. In that case, you can engage in the practice yourself and dedicate the merits for the family member to heal, but this will not be as effective as the family member doing the practice themselves. Another thing that you can do, it to make abundant offerings or engage in virtuous activities like as helping the less fortunate, and dedicating the merits from those activities to your family member. You can also have pujas sponsored for your family member. The following two pujas would be excellent: Medicine Buddha Puja - which is good for healing, both physical and mental (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/medicine-buddha-puja-fund) Dorje Shugden Puja - to remove obstacles for a swift recovery (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dorje-shugden-wishfulfilling-puja-fund) These are the various methods in which you can help. You can do just one or a combination of the methods mentioned to generate as much positive energy and merit as possible for your family member. I hope this helps.
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Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
5 months ago
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
6 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
6 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
6 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.
6 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
7 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
7 months ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
8 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
8 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
12 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
12 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
12 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
12 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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.
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
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