Dharma is For Everyone

Sep 14, 2015 | Views: 7,471

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Religion is just a label. It is the teachings of the religion that help nurture our innate goodness. Therefore I have always encouraged people of different backgrounds to practice their chosen religion with great faith and devotion.

I will never try to distract and convert people from their religious teachers to Buddhism because I believe all major religions in the world teach their followers love, peace and compassion. Kechara is the way it is today not because the beautiful people of Kechara are special, or have incredible abilities that others may not possess, but because they work very hard, long hours and respect others regardless of their social status and background. The results reflect that. There is no special secret, it is just hard work, dedication and everybody can do that. If the growth of Kechara both physically and spiritually amazes you, then I hope that you know of the hard work by dedicated people that goes on behind-the-scenes, and feel inspired to follow their footsteps by applying this good attitude in your own centres.

In Buddhism, all enlightened beings’ minds and consciousnesses are equal. The state of an enlightened mind is one that has achieved perfection of wisdom and compassion, which means there is no enlightened being greater than the other. Enlightened beings such as Shakyamuni and Cherezig appear different in our limited minds, but by nature, they are one and inseparable. However, although all enlightened beings are the same, out of their great compassion, they manifest to us in various different forms such as Medicine Buddha, Tara, Manjushri etc. And because samsaric beings like us are affected and influenced by karma, we develop a stronger form of  connection and affinity to one (or more) enlightened beings that manifest to aid us in dispelling whatever klesha we hold strongly in our mind.

In a similar way, one manifestation of Dharma is no greater than another because the essence of the teachings are the same. Whether we label ourselves as Buddhists, Christians or any other religion, the practice of Dharma transcends those labels. Practice of one’s religion does not come from the labels we give ourselves, but from actually carrying out compassionate acts as taught by our beliefs. There are many people who identify themselves as ‘Buddhist’, yet they do not truly understand or practice Dharma and there are many people who identify themselves as ‘Christians’, yet they repeatedly sin then beg for forgiveness. Is this the outcome we truly want just because we are so fixated about religious labels?

Dharma is a doctrine. To one who’s not Buddhist, it can simply be taken as advice to live a virtuous life; to a spiritually inclined person, Dharma is the essential teachings to transform the mind towards that of an enlightened being. Although it can be a part of it, Dharma is not just lighting some candles or incense every day, or going to the church or temple every week… at the end of the day, we must observe whether we remain mean, lazy, uncommitted and uncompassionate, or if we transformed to overcome our negative behaviours. 

In this respect, the deities of Buddhism can appear in different forms but their essence remains the same. Compassion and love are also taught in other religions such as Christianity, even if the method of delivery to the people is different. In Buddhism there is the Buddha and in Christianity there is Jesus Christ. I will not say that Buddhism is objectively better than Christianity, but Buddhism is just the best for me and that will not change. There are many Buddhists who find that Buddhism is not the best for them and that is okay. And there may be Christians that do not find Christianity is the best for them, and that is okay too… Ultimately, it is who we become at the end of the day that is more important than any label we can put on ourselves.

We should understand this. Dharma cannot be owned by anybody or anything so labelling that only Buddhists can practice Dharma would be very incorrect… and labelling that Christians or anyone of other faiths cannot practice Dharma is not correct either, because there is nothing religious about Dharma; it is about finding ways to become a better person and lead a virtuous life. Anybody can be on the Dharmic path, not just a Buddhist. Before Lord Buddha became enlightened and started to teach, there was no labelling of Buddhism but Dharma existed before and will exist after Buddhism is no longer heard of in this world. Also, Buddha has surely manifested in parts of the universe that we do not know of and at those places, the term Buddhism may not exist. Yet the Dharma remains the same.

This article below illustrates a half-dozen examples on how the Dharma helped some Christians to deepen their relationship with God, and how they strengthened their Christian beliefs and are now better Christians by applying some Buddhist teachings in their lives. I am sharing this not to show that Buddhism is superior to other religions, absolutely not. But as an example of how some people, by keeping an open mind and not trapping themselves within the boundaries of religious labelling, have managed to find more inner peace. I wish everyone to have a great spiritual journey and may you always find peace and happiness.

Sarva Mangalam.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Why are Christians Turning to Buddhism?

Six Examples by Jay McDaniel

A small but growing number of Christians in the West are turning to Buddhism for spiritual guidance. Many are reading books about Buddhism, and some are also meditating, participating in Buddhist retreats, and studying under Buddhist teachers. They are drawn to Buddhism’s emphasis on “being present” in the present moment; to its recognition of the interconnectedness of all things; to its emphasis on non-violence; to its appreciation of a world beyond words, and to its provision of practical means — namely meditation — for growing in one’s capacities for wise and compassionate living in daily life. As they learn from Buddhism, they do not abandon Christianity. Their hope is that Buddhism can help them become better Christians. They are Christians influenced by Buddhism.

 

1. Julia is typical of one kind of Christian influenced by Buddhism. She is a hospice worker in New York who, as a Benedictine sister, turns to Buddhism “to become a better listener and to become more patient.” As a student of Zen she has been practicing zazen for twenty years under the inspiration of the Vietnamese Zen teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, whose book Living Buddha/Living Christ gave her new eyes for Christ, proposing that Jesus himself was “mindful in the present moment.” She practices meditation in order to deepen her own capacities for mindfulness, particularly as it might help her be more effective in her life’s calling. As a hospice worker she feels called to listen to dying people, quietly and without judgment, as a way of extending the healing ministry of Christ. Like many people in consumer society, she sometimes finds herself too hurried and distracted, too caught up in her own concerns, to be present to others in patient and healing ways. She turns to Zen practice because it has helped her become more patient and attentive in her capacities to be available to people in a spirit of compassion.

From Julia’s perspective, “being present” to people in a compassionate way is a spiritual practice in its own right. She calls this attention “practicing the presence of God,” and she believes that this listening participates in a deeper Listening – an all-inclusive Love — whom she calls God, and whom she believes is everywhere at once. She turns to Zen meditation, then, not to escape the world, but to help her draw closer to the very God whose face she sees in people in need, and to help her become gentler and more attentive in her own capacities for listening. In her words: “I hope that my Zen practice has helped me become a better Christian.”

 

2. John, too, is a Christian who practices meditation, but for different reasons. He suffers from chronic back pain from a car accident several years ago. He has turned to meditation as a way of coping more creatively with his pain. “The pain doesn’t go away,” he says, “but it’s so much worse when I fight it. Meditation has helped me live with the pain, instead of fighting it all the time.” When people see John, they note that he seems a little more at peace, and a little more joyful, than he used to seem. Not that everything is perfect. He has his bad days and his good days. Still, he finds solace in the fact that, even on the bad days, he can “take a deep breath” and feel a little more control in his life.

When John is asked to reflect on the relation between his meditation practice and Christianity, he reminds his questioner that the very word Spirit is connected to the Hebrew word ruach, which means breathing. John sees physical breathing – the kind that we do each moment of our lives – as a portable icon for a deeper Breathing, divine in nature, which supports us in all circumstances, painful and pleasant, and which allows us to face suffering, our own and that of others, with courage. “Buddhism has helped me find strength in times of pain; it has helped me find God’s Breathing.”

 

3. Sheila is an advertising agent in Detroit who turns to Buddhism for a different reason. She does not practice meditation and is temperamentally very active and busy. But over the years her busyness has become a compulsion and she now risks losing her husband and children, because she never has time for her family. As she explains: “Almost all of my daily life has been absorbed with selling products, making money, and manipulating other people’s desires. Somewhere in the process I have forgotten what was most important to me: helping others, being with friends and family, and appreciating the simple beauties of life. Buddhism speaks to my deeper side.”

When Sheila reflects on the relationship between Buddhism and Christianity, she thinks about the lifestyle and values of Jesus. She recognizes that Jesus himself had little interest in appearance, affluence, and marketable achievement, and that he was deeply critical of the very idea that “amassing wealth” should be a central organizing principle of life. She doubts that Jesus would approve of the business culture in which she is immersed, in which the accumulation of wealth seems to be the inordinate concern. For her, then, Buddhism invites her to rethink the values by which she lives and to turn to values that are closer to the true teachings of Christ. “I find this simpler way challenging,” she says, “but also hopeful. I hope that Buddhism can help me have the courage to follow Christ more truly.”

 

4. Robert is an unemployed social worker in Texas, who feels unworthy of respect because he does not have a salaried job like so many of his friends. He, too, has been reading books on Buddhism, “Most people identify with their jobs,” he says, “but I don’t have one. Sometimes I feel like a nothing, a nobody. Sometimes I feel like it is only at church, and sometimes not even there, that I count for anything.”

Robert turns to Buddhism as a complement to the kind of support he seeks to find, but sometimes doesn’t find, in Christianity. Buddhism tells him that his real identity – his true self, as Buddhists put it – lies more in the kindness he extends to others, and to himself, than in making money and amassing wealth. Like Sheila, he sees this as connected with the teachings of Jesus. “Jesus tells me that I am made in the image of God; Buddhism tells me that I possess the Buddha-Nature. I don’t care what name you use, but somehow you need to know that you are more than money and wealth.”

 

5. Jane is a practicing physicist who works at a laboratory in Maryland who goes to a local Methodist church regularly. For her, a religious orientation must “make sense” intellectually, even as it also appeals to a more affective side of life, as discovered in personal relations, music, and the natural world. But she also finds God in science and in scientific ways of understanding the world. She is troubled that, too often, the atmosphere of church seems to discourage, rather than encourage, the spirit of enquiry and questioning that is so important in the scientific life. Jane appreciates the fact that, in Buddhism as she understands it, this spirit is encouraged.

This non-dogmatic approach, in which even religious convictions can be subject to revision, inspires her. In her words: “I plan to remain a Christian and stay with my Methodist church, but I want to learn more about Buddhism. I sense that its approach to life can help me see the spiritual dimensions of doubt and inquiry and help me integrate religion and science.”

 

6. Sandra is a Roman Catholic nun in Missouri who leads a retreat center. Twelve months a year she leads retreats for Christians, Catholic and non-Catholic, who wish to recover the more contemplative traditions of their prayer life and enter more deeply into their interior journey with God. At her workshops she offers spiritual guidance and introduces participants to many of the mystics of the Christian tradition: John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen. Even as she does this, she herself is on the very journey to God, and she makes this clear to people who come her way.

Sandra turns to Buddhism because she believes that its teaching of no-ego or no-self, when understood experientially and not just intellectually, is itself an essential dimension of the journey to God. She sees this teaching as complementary to, and yet enriching, the teaching of “death and resurrection” that is at the heart of Christian faith. In her words: “Christianity and Buddhism agree that the spiritual pilgrimage involves an absolute letting go, or dropping away, of all that a person knows of self and God. Indeed, this is what happened in Jesus as he lay dying on the cross, and perhaps at many moments leading up to the cross. Only after the dying can new life emerge, in which there is in some sense ‘only God’ and no more ‘me.’ I see the cross as symbolizing this dying of self and resurrecting of new life that must occur within each of us. Buddhism helps me enter into that dying of self.”

 

As you listen to their stories, perhaps you hear your own desires in some of them? If so, you have undertaken an empathy experiment. You need not be “Christian” or “Buddhist” to do this. There is something to learn from them even if you are not religious at all. Don’t we all need to live by dying? Don’t we all need to listen better? Don’t we all need to inquire and seek truth? There is something deeply human in their searching, and deeply human in our willingness to learn from them, even if we don’t share their faith. And even if we do.

[Source: http://www.bbncommunity.com/why-are-christians-turning-to-buddhism/]

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  1. Yee Yin on Aug 30, 2018 at 2:41 am

    Religion is a system where we are taught the virtuous way to live our lives. We are taught how to be responsible, how to accept the differences, how to live in harmony, etc. Through religious practice, we hope we can be a better person and make our community a better place to live in.

    Different religions simply mean different ways of practicing the good virtues. It may be learned through some religious rituals or through study and take action of what we have learned. If the religion is not manipulated for personal gains, the teachings will not deviate from what is mentioned above.

    For Buddhism, what we are learning is called Dharma. Dharma means the good morality. We learn how to live our lives with the correct principles so we don’t create sufferings to others and make constructive contributions towards the community we are living in and eventually we can live our lives happily. Therefore, if we really practice a religion, we should be happy and contented at the end of the day.

  2. so kin hoe (KISG) on Jul 1, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for guiding us to understand the real meaning of Dharma in the practical ways by learning and practicing Buddha’s teachings consistently through persistent hard work and dedications for the benefits of others selflessly and compassionately rather than merely by knowing about Buddhism on the intellectual surface. The context of Dharma should not only be bounded within Buddhism but to all other religions as well that teach respective practitioners or followers to become better persons with humanity, good moral values, positive attitudes and behavior, kindness, compassion, selflessness and many more of good qualities. After reading the good examples of how Buddhism has helped Christians to progress positively in their faith as written by Jay McDaniel in his article, I fully understand that Buddhists and Christians are having the same goals in spiritual practice, which consists the positive values such as selflessness, compassion, loving kindness, right focus, right effort and many more. May all the practitioners from different religions and faith able to live together happily and peacefully.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  3. James on Aug 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. Dharma it is something we need to apply in our daily life and benefits others. Dharma always brings peace, love, compassion and inner peace.

    With folded hands
    James

  4. Samfoonheei on Jul 18, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Dharma is for everyone cannot be owned by anybody..when we pratice it we apply Buddha’s teachings in your daily life. Buddha will show us the way,we need to walk the path, understand the teachings and sincerely apply the Dharma to our lives.We must help ourselves by transforming our mind with compassion,kindness,caring and wisdom to be enlightened beings.Dharma is doctrine as said by Rinpoche.
    Religion is the set of beliefs, feelings and practices that define the relations between human being and divinity. Hence there is nothing religious about Dharma , all religions in the world teaches love, peace, compassion and to live happily.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  5. Datuk May on Jul 13, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Very interesting, to Buddhists, Buddhism is a religion and to non Buddhists, Buddhism is a philosophy, a way of life.

    As explained clearly by H E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, the essence of Buddhism is the teaching of Dharma and it is for everyone to bring out the innate goodness within mankind. Beautifully taught. Thank you, Rinpoche.

  6. Fong on Jul 1, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    “I hope that my Zen practice has helped me become a better Christian.” Quote from Julia.

    Through the eyes of the many who shared their experience and contact with Buddhism, it shows that Buddhism can be a tool to help them with their faith and everyday life. Buddhism does not require one to believe in the Buddha per se. It is as Rinpoche said, just a label.

    Dharma is dharma and is meant to help alleviate the suffering of beings. and it has helped these individuals in their own ways. It is not to brand anybody.

    Thank you for this sharing. It is very empowering in its way.

  7. Pastor Han Nee on Jun 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for making us look at the essence of the practice of the Buddha Dharma, in fact the essence of true practice of any religion. The real practice of any religion must go beyond the label to the practice of what that religion’s doctrine teaches us about how to be a better person, by practicing love, peace and compassion.

    The real practice of the Dharma is about transforming ourselves to bring us closer and closer towards our ultimate goal of Enlightenment ( a state of mind of total peace and liberation from all suffering and disturbance). Ultimately at the end of each day and over a period of time, we should be checking ourselves to see if we have become kinder, more patient, more tolerant, and more committed people and if we have worked successfully to remove our negativities -self-grasping,attachment, aversion , anger, hatred, and the like , even if it’s a little at a time.

    At the heart of Buddhist practice to become better people is practicing mindfulness or awareness of our interconnectedness to others and our interdependence, and of developing inner peace and tranquillity of mind. That is why, Christians are turning to Buddhist practices, like meditation and retreat, to help them become better Christian practitioners.

  8. Jason on Dec 16, 2015 at 4:05 am

    Dharma is doctrine. It leads to mind transform to become a enlighten beings with compassion and wisdom as well .Dharma can’t be label as Buddhism or Christian. It is a spiritual path which can be adopted by any religion.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing

  9. Alice Tay. on Dec 13, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    感谢仁波切这篇博文,让我们可以更进一步了解有关宗教的课题。

    以下是个人从以上的博文所得到的一些理解:

    1. 宗教其实只是一个标签。可以说是现代人方便的将宗教信仰归类。

    2. 一般宗教的教诲都是帮助我们怎样成为一个好人。而要成为一个好人是要打从内心所呈现的仁爱、平静、同情与慈悲对待身边的人。因此,我们都必须接受与尊重每个人的宗教选择。

    3. 仁波切一再提醒我们,所有证悟者/诸佛菩萨都是有相同的心识和拥有圆满的慈悲心与智慧。佛菩萨会呈现不同的形象来普渡众生比如药师佛,文殊菩萨,度母等等。而他们为何会有如此的形象出现在我们面前,其实这都是和我们的业力有关。

    4. 佛法其实在很早以前就已经存在了。在佛陀还没有达到证悟和传授佛法时,当时根本就没有像现时代被称为佛教徒。所以,佛法其实是不管在几千或是几万年前,或是以后当没有人再听到‘佛法’或是‘佛教徒’,佛法依然是存在的。

    5. 博文里面所提到的6个不同背景的基督教徒都赞同佛法一些方面的解释是可以帮助到他们在灵修方面更上一层楼。这包括了我们要活在当下、要有正念与警觉心、接受与忍耐的去面对一切苦、帮助他人与时时刻刻怀有感恩之心、面对原来的我与不虚伪、放下自我与以不同角度来了解心灵上的修持。

  10. Lin Mun on Dec 13, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for sharing this article.

    Some of the points I learned from this article:
    1. Everyone should practice dharma. Dharma is not only practice by Buddhist but for everyone. Dharma is about finding a way to be better person and leading a virtuous way.
    2. It is our action and how we transform our mind that is important. Religion is only a label.
    3. Be contented and have compassion to everyone and our environment. Willing to change and improve the situation and be persistent.
    4. Meditation provide us an option to free our self from pain and have more focus. We should learn to accept the situation and not to fight it.
    5. I am happy to know that there is a group of people who have great openness to embrace Buddhism into their Christianity practice. I hope more people are more open in accepting as it is a method which will benefit one. Everyone has a freedom to adopt the best best for their practice.

  11. Pastor Shin on Dec 13, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    In my opinion, religion is a collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. What is important is the teachings of these religion that teach their followers love, peace and compassion. 

    Dharma is the essential teachings to transform the mind towards that of an enlightened being or ways to lead us to become a better person and lead a virtuous life. Dharma is not owned by anybody or anything and there is Dharma in every religion because the essence of the teachings are the same. Whether we label ourselves as Buddhists, Christians or any other religion, the practice of Dharma transcends those labels..

    Are we Buddhists just because we call ourselves Buddhist? What makes us a good Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, etc.? Practice of one’s religion does not come from the labels we give ourselves, but from actually carrying out compassionate acts as taught by our beliefs. 

    Buddhism, Christianity and all of the other major world religions share rules of behavior which governs how they are to treat others. Two quotations from Buddhist texts which reflect this ethic are:

    “…a state that is not pleasing or delightful to me, how could I inflict that upon another?” Samyutta Nikaya v. 353

    “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.” Udana-Varga 5:18.

    We can see the similarity in Christianity’s Golden Rule:

    Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.”Matthew 7:12.

    “…and don’t do what you hate…” Gospel of Thomas 6.

    This Gospel was said to have been widely used in early Christianity but never made it into the official canon because of its Gnostic content.

    Of all the stories shared in the blog post, I like the story of Sandra, a Roman Catholic nun in Missouri who leads a retreat center. What I like is that she saw no conflict in the two religions and that both traditions agree that the spiritual pilgrimage involves an absolute letting go, or dropping away, of all that a person knows of self or God. This shows that religion is not about praying to God or Buddha, but of mental transformation to become a better person.

  12. Asyley Chia on Dec 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing this articles,
    From 6 example stories show six different background with same religiou and the beautiful things are they practice Dharma to benefits them without shifting their own religion. All the religions are same and religious is just a label, As Rinpoche said “There is nothing religious about Dharma, is it about finding way to become a better person and lead a virtuous life.” Anybody can be on the Dharmic path. The important is to practice dharma with a open mind then have our mind changed and transform to be a better person.

    With folded hand
    Asyley Chia

  13. Pastor Moh Mei on Dec 12, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    We have a habit of labeling everything in order to condense and confine the universe down to the scale we can understand and accept. But doing so does not bring any joy or peace. In fact because we are restricting our true nature, we bring ourselves sufferings. And we get stuck in that cycle.

    Remove the label, keep an open mind. Do not be so obsessed with who we think we are. No matter our DNA, background, culture, religion, experiences we all ultimately want the same thing – to not suffer, to have happiness, to have peace. That is universal and dharma is the essential teachings that to transform our mind towards achieving that. It’s applicable to everyone.

  14. Paul Yap on Dec 12, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Dharma is about finding ways to become a better person and lead a virtuous life. Anybody can be on the Dharmic path, not just a Buddhist.

    Buddhism can appear in different forms but their essence remains the same. Compassion and love are also taught in other religions such as Hindu and Christianity. Ultimately, it is who we become at the end of the day that is more important than any label we can put on ourselves. We can call ourself Buddhist or anything, at the end of the day, be kind and compassion

    This articles has given importance insight of how some people by keeping an open mind and not trapping themselves within the boundaries of religious labelling, they have managed to find more inner peace. The most interesting is Dharma has help them to gain more faith in their own religion.

  15. keng tan on Dec 12, 2015 at 10:33 am

    …indeed in the realms of spiritualism, there is no ‘ spiritual plagiarism’ per se. It is really not so important in modern society to care where where and when spirituality originates but the message is clear – delve within and let the beauty of spirituality arise unhindered…thank you for sharing this article because it helps us see a seamless society reaching towards the divine.

    I have a friend who chose to practice as Christians rather than as a Buddhist. She likes both Christianity and Buddhism but was put off by the latter in terms of daily rituals, making offerings etc…that is fine…untimately spirituality is about mind transformation and everything else we do is just a platform for help us get there – hence there are choices and we chose and live by our choices…

  16. Beatrix Ooi on Dec 12, 2015 at 3:15 am

    It’s good to read about what people of other faith think about Buddhism, it doesn’t mean that Buddhism rules the world or Buddhism is the best, no of course, we all have different views and we definitely have the freedom to adopt any religion we want.

    I’m glad that people are open minded enough to share their experiences with the others, personally I find meditation very helpful. Meditation helps us to relax our mind and the body. If we’re doing breathing meditation, we focus only on the breathing and nothing else, the results you get from doing it is amazing. If it’s done consistently, you will definitely see the difference in your mind, most of the people find themselves more calm after the meditation. It’s going to be hard at first, but if we are persistent, there’s nothing that we can’t conquer, literally.

  17. yenpin on Dec 11, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    感谢仁波切分享这篇文章给我们。

    在这篇文章中分享的故事,人们明白要学习成为一个更好的人是没有国界或是宗教之分。
    学习善待他人,尊重一切众生,要有慈悲心,成为一个更好的人。

    佛法是真理, 适用于每一个人, 不管你是不是佛教徒,你都可以学习佛法的真理,当我们
    遇到问题,能够更容易,更有效地处理情况。

    也让我们看到了生命的意义,从中学习我们如何过着有意义的生活。

  18. Pastor Adeline on Dec 11, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Dharma is the truth, the law of which how phenomena function in the universe. Within dharma, there are Buddha dharma, Jesus dharma, Prophet Muhammad dharma, Krishna dharma etc. and they suits different mind that prefer different ways of presentation. Dharma is dharma, there shouldn’t be any restriction in application regardless of external factors and labels. Dharma is for the mind which is formless and its essence is emptiness, therefore any label we placed on the outside will not stop dharma from functioning.

    Below points are elaboration of the examples given in the article:
    1) Mindfulness is applicable to everyone who would like to be focus, to absorb new information quickly and accurately, to become more patience and heal others by listening attentively.
    2) Meditation allow us to accept all situations without fighting them. Acceptance makes us calm and are able to deal with situations more easily and effectively.
    3) Appreciation is the very basis of the bodhi mind, which is one that wishes to attain enlightenment for the benefits of all sentient beings. Being gratitude allow us to experience life to the finest details and to connect truly.
    4) Recognising our innate nature free us from perceptions, while allowing us to live our lives to the fullest shining with our true beautiful nature of kindness, compassion and care.
    5) Making enquiries and asking questions help us to understand and strengthen our faith towards the dharma of our choice. It also allow us to learn and understand quickly.
    6) Letting go of attachment, the self and most importantly dharma eventually is necessary for us to achieve oneness with our innate nature, the quality of being fully awaken, to recognise the truth and to be liberated from our wrong views.

  19. Chris Chong on Dec 11, 2015 at 3:03 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article. What I had learnt from this post is that religion is a label and very superficial if we are not truly incorporating it into our daily lives. A lot of people like to label themselves as Buddhist but do not practice dharma at all. This does not only happens in Buddhism. Example of what mentioned in the post, a lot of ” Christians” keep repeating the same sin and den confess about it without making an effort to actually change that.

    In Buddhism, we study and practice dharma. Dharma is the teaching of Lord Shyakyamuni 2500 years ago which is also known as the truth. Why is it known as truth, because it is explains how the universe works and it applies to everyone without exception. It will still applies to you weather you believe it or not, because it is the TRUTH. The truth does not change according to your liking or faith in it. This is why, some of the poeple of other religion find dharma to be useful and it compliments their faith in their own religion because Dharma does not only applies to Buddhist.

    I also learn that all religion teaches the same thing when we distil the essence of their teachings to the core, which is being kind to others and be a better man. Although it might seems like there is a huge difference between the religions, it is the same goal after all. So, there is no need to slender another religion because deep down, we are trying to pursue the same goal, just different method and ideology.

    Chris

  20. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 10, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing,

    The minds and consciousness of all the enlightened beings in Buddhism are the equal. Although they are the same, out of their great compassion, they manifest to us in various different forms because samsaric beings like us are affected and influenced by karma.

    Dharma is doctrine, It is about finding ways to become a better person and lead a virtuous life. Transformed to overcome our negative behaviours. Therefore, Dharma can be practised by all religious and should be not labelled only can be practiced by Buddhist. There are successful examples that Christians practising dharma to improve their life and practices.

    Thank you
    with folded hands
    Pee Bee Chong

  21. freon on Dec 10, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Dharma or Buddhism is just a words for label. The core practices is about peace of mind. Once a monk told me that, real buddhism will make the person feel light. Since learning dharma, I felt i am lighter and can see problems in a way more to reality. Even when there is mara arise, i can still overcome the situation in more patient way.

    • freon on Dec 10, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Thus, real religion teach people on harmony, peace and intergrity. Either Christian or Buddhist. The real practitioner is always live with faith in them, thus, their mind are more stabil

  22. Ng Jesvin on Dec 10, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article for us. Religion is just a label, in our samsaric life there are many religion that come across us like Buddhism, Christianity, Islamic and also Hinduism. All religion teach people to be a better person, to be compasionate, be kind to other people and respect all living beings. The stories shared in this article once again give us a great example that learning to be a better person has no boundaries and that the label one put on oneself at the end of the day is just a label. What is important is have our mind changed? Have we transformed into a better person and lead a virtous life, have we eased our mind and have we really achieve joyfulness? Lastly, i still remember what Rinpoche shared before ” if you believe in god, there’s fabulous, if you believe in Buddha, there’s fabulous; if you don’t believe in anything, there’s fabulous. But please believe in yourself and please believe in the happiness you can bring to people around you.”

    With hand folded,

    NgJesvin

  23. Stella Cheang on Dec 9, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    It is important for us to know that the fundamental of religion promotes love, peace and kindness; regardless if you are a Christian, Muslim, Buddhism or Hindu. Religion is label for us to get associated with the method of practice that most suited to us at our level of understanding, which varies due to our affinity, upbringing, culture, etc. If we truly practice the core values of the religion the we subscribed to, with great faith and devotion, then we should be able to nurture our innate good qualities and reduce our bad habituation.

    Therefore it is heartwarming to see fellow Christian practitioners embrace the Buddhism values without being swayed away from their own practice. It is a monumental display of true openness and advance spiritual practice.

    At the same time, it is also important for us to realize that in Buddhism, all enlightened beings’ minds and consciousnesses are equal. There is no enlightened being greater than the other. But us as samsaric beings are affected and influenced by karma, hence, we develop a stronger form of connection and affinity to one (or more) enlightened beings than another.

    Therefore we should not have any pre-conception that one enlightened being is better than another. Let alone making degrading statements. It is in our best interest to respect all enlightened beings and practice dharma with an open mind.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella

  24. Joy on Dec 9, 2015 at 1:24 am

    I really enjoyed reading the stories of how Christian faith practitioners who were open minded enough to read and then discovered certain methods in Buddhism that helped them. By applying these methods or Buddhist philosophies, it helped enriched and strengthen their own faith in “God”. They found creative ways to also helped others. How beautiful is that and that is truly how spirituality is supposed to be, to help enriched the spiritual side in all of us. Just because our ways of worship or the image of our God is different, doesn’t mean it is wrong because the essence are the same; love/compassion, kindness, wisdom. Hence no one religion is better than the other or more superior and no person should condemn let alone encourage others to condemn others. No good religion ever had any teacher, saint, or prophet who taught condemning and criticising another’s religion is good. It is us humans who loves to label, divide and conquer from the 3 poisonous mind of ignorant, greedy, and jealousy.

    I remembered this theory about religion from a kind lady who so happened to be in the same room as us when we received the sad news that my father did not make it. Her theory was that all religions stems from the same tree, (showing us her arm and hand) and that it just branches out (her 5 fingers) into different branches but it is all from one same source/trunk (the arm) and I suppose now that I think of it, it also reaches out to achieve the same goal, get to the sun! This simple theory was told to me and my sister by a kind lady who did not know us at all in Mount Elizabeth hospital Singapore, where we were waiting. I guess seeing two young girls, who were quite distraught from a tragic news while the adults were discussing about “religion”, she wanted to help comfort and calm us down with something more “universal” and she did with her simple one tree theory. Somehow at just 12 I got it and I could accept her logic cos it sounded like the most logically and fair reason for having so many different religions that could make life very confusing. Why would “god” want to make us so confused for? I used to think that when I was a kid and almost disliked all religion, especially when my father was a “free thinker”. Hence religion should make life better not confuse it further, so when adults argue about who’s religion is right or better, it can really impact a child’s mind to dislike religion.

    So yes it is definitely true what Rinpoche said religion is just a label. It is the teachings of the religion that when we apply that helps to nurture us or transform us to being better humans, and to bring out the innate goodness in us. Everything else is really just a “label” that we humans created to identify something, to make communication easier.

  25. nicholas on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:53 am

    It’s really beautiful to read this articles to see how people are encourage and become a better Christians due to the help from Buddhist teaching. The wonderfuly thing to see here is that people does not sway from their religion because of Buddhism and this perfectly reflect the Dharma that is to benefit people regardles of what background you are.

    I like what it mentioned in this article that all religions is just a label and we should not be fixated by it. What important is how it transform our mind to be a better person and able to help others.

    From the Buddhist teaching people realise the common value that make sense to them and instead to biase with their choice they apply Buddhist teaching to improve their Christianity believes. Buddhism give them hope to understand more of what life is all about and instead of blindly agree they evaluate and come to a common conclusion for both teaching to improve their life by transforming their mind.

    This is definitely one of the great articles that shows how true teaching does not separate anyone believe but help us to develop wisdom to see the true meaning of life and how we can live our life meaningfully

  26. LOW KHJB on Oct 17, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing that Dharma is in fact for everyone.Dharma knowledge, transcend all religion and it is the universal language that guide us all towards the correct path.
    Its application will assist us to rediscover the true nature we are born with and to live life to the fullest in the present and after lives.
    We are very fortunate to be acquainted with a guru that is generous to share this precious gift of Dharma knowledge and at the sametime patiently guide us to the correct path without any agenda.

    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche,with hands folded.

  27. Li Kheng on Oct 6, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you so much for this very kind post. In the global community of the 21st century, we need more wisdom to guide us to see similarity in the diversity every individual possess. When we overcome our fear to the unknown, we will discover that diversity creates the various personalities and characteristics that empower us to compliment each other and there is somewhat a natural harmony in that.

    Like the environment that strives because of its biodiversity, we too can and will flourish when we find ways to optimize ourselves by embracing each others diverse backgrounds, beliefs, skills, knowledge and abilities.

    This is a short and very powerful post to show that however different the path and method, the destination is the same: to be better men and women who benefit others

  28. Matthieu on Sep 20, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Ultimately there can only be one truth, otherwise it wouldn’t be the truth.

    It is very easy to caught up in labels, but we must realise that what we are is without and label, and is impossible to label. The teachings of dharma are based on the truth of our reality, and thus they will apply to all beings wether we believe in one god or another; or even if we don’t believe in gods at all. We can all benefit from dharma teachings as they are logic, and realisation. Even if one person is labelled christian and one is labelled buddhist they can both be good people, and vice versa.

  29. Shelly tai on Sep 17, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Buddhism is a very logical religion it can be apply to our daily life perfectly in fact the teaching itself is can be use for everyone of us because it make sense, so I am not surprised that Dharma can be apply to others religion as additional matter to improve their life. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  30. Uncle Eddie on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:29 am

    What is Dharma? As in essence it means improving our mind by reducing our faults and improving our good qualities. It is our attitudes, motivation and our way of thinking that we need to change, not our external appearances. At a strict minimum, practising the Dharma means giving up our attachment to this lifetime and our sole preoccupation with its concern. If we work to provide ourselves with what need to pursue our practice and see higher goal, our work is said to be perfectly in harmony with Dharma practice. On the other hand, if we work to earn a living just because we want to live well in this lifetime and we never think about future lives, then our work has nothing to do with the Dharma. As our Guru has said, “Dharma is a doctrine to transfer the mind towards that of an enlightened being – not just lighting candles, incense or going to temples or churches everyday. End of the day, we must observe whether we remain mean, lazy, uncommitted, uncompassionable or whether already transformed all negative behaviours.” Om Mani Padme Hung.

  31. Phng Keng Hwa on Sep 16, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this post. 🙂 It really was uplifting to know that there are people with open minds. And the stories of these six people are inspiring and can be seen as a key to opening the doors of our closed minds as well. 🙂 I am extremely happy to see that these to religions both compliment each other, and can both help us spiritually if we understand them correctly. I am sure that out there, Christianity has helped other people to become better Buddhists as well. 🙂

    Thank you for this post, and may you continue spreading beneficial teachings. _/|\_

    Your humble student,
    Keng Hwa.

  32. Sharyn Lim (KPSG) on Sep 14, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I have read these testimonials through online before when I tried to search the topic of Christians converting to Buddhists stories online. Indeed, more and more Christian Westerners and Asians alike are applying Buddhist philosophies in order for them to become a better Christian. They did not abandon Christianity though some did, as they are using dharma or Buddhist logic teachings to relate deeper to become a better person overall.

    This shows that Buddhism goes beyond the religion label, it can be applied by any religions and races as Dharma is all about applying virtuous actions that leads to virtuous life.
    I am indeed grateful to learn Dharma and precious Buddhist teachings through H.E Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara. Without Kechara, I would be just a lay person labeling myself as a Buddhist without any dharma knowledge. Kechara is giving us rich Dharma teachings which we can apply daily in our lives for us to become a better person.

    Thanks to Kechara E division team’s hard work and commitment for providing Guru’s teachings online by ways of social media, blogs and Youtube which make it easily accessible by anyone in every corner of the world. Only the power of Internet, it can reach mass people.

    • Dolma Liliane on Sep 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      This is an answer for John. I had olso a car accident in Belgium. The same pain. You can mail me!!! I found after years a clinic in brussels area, and the doctor is a nice lady and her collegues too. And they put me a few needles with product in the back where it hurts, because it is the nerf that hs a problem. I don’t have on my nerfs. The nerf has a dommage. Yes i feel better. And i continue with them stopping the terrible pain. This is a gift to you. You may mail me. om mani padme hung I heard you!

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  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 19. 2018 01:30 AM
    Mongols believed 5th Dalai Lama was someone else!

    Interesting! Who and why would the Mongolians believe that the 5th Dalai Lama should be someone else? An insight into the politics of Tibetan Religious Hierarchy and treachery that exists even in Buddhist communities.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/mongols-believed-5th-dalai-lama-was-someone-else.html
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  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 19. 2018 01:22 AM
    Vows: The Roots of All Attainments

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  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 10:10 PM
    There are just so many points to prove that the allegation towards Dorje Shugden is a spirit is wrong. Tibetan Buddhism stress on lineage, origins and transmission teaching from the lineage master. How can the lineage master such as Pabongka Rinpoche and Trijang Rinpoche be wrong in giving Dorje Shugden practise. If it is so, then HH Dalai Lama would be wrong too since he follow the teaching from his Guru, HH Trijang Rinpoche.

    If Dorje Shugden is indeed a spirit, then all the high lamas would have broken their vow and reborn in the lower realms. But many highly attained lamas reincarnate and continue to spread the dharma for example, HH Trijang Rinpoche, HH Zong Rinpoche and many more.

    Therefore it is important for us to understand the ban and the real reason it is initiated by CTA , of which is driven by personal agenda.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html
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    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 09:49 PM
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    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:35 PM
    Do you do meditation? Meditation is a very good way to calm ourselves and our mind down and observe our own thinking. In the UK, some of the schools have introduced meditation session to the school children. In some of the prisons in the US, meditation is also introduced to the prisoners to help them calm their mind. Meditation is not a religious practice but a practice that can be carried out by anyone for their wellbeings. Read here to see how people around the world are meditating for a better wellbeing.

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    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:35 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for this amazing article. Panchen Sonam Drakpa, in my opinion, is the most erudite and powerful lama among all other Dorje Shugden’s incarnations. He is the only who served as the Gaden Tripa as well as the Abbot of all three major monasteries of the Gelug traditions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-too-many-refugees-in-europe.html
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    17 Best U.S. Cities for Hippies

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

Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
1 week ago
In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
1 week ago
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
1 week ago
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
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The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge, I have something to share.
1 week ago
Click on picture to enlarge, I have something to share.
This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
1 week ago
This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
Do share this picture message with friends.
1 week ago
Do share this picture message with friends.
Faster, Faster!!! Can\'t you go any faster! We are late for our puja! Read on- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179695
1 week ago
Faster, Faster!!! Can't you go any faster! We are late for our puja! Read on- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179695
Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
1 week ago
Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow\'s beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
1 week ago
Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow's beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733



Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733 Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
1 week ago
Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
A very sad true story

Please sign to help end animal experimentation:
https://www.change.org/p/tell-neutrogena-to-stop-all-animal-testing
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A very sad true story Please sign to help end animal experimentation: https://www.change.org/p/tell-neutrogena-to-stop-all-animal-testing
My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
1 week ago
Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
1 week ago
A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
 
 
When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
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When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
2 weeks ago
Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
2 weeks ago
Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
马来西亚十五碑锡兰佛寺达摩拉达纳长老与藏传佛教界建交- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179077
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马来西亚十五碑锡兰佛寺达摩拉达纳长老与藏传佛教界建交- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179077
For high resolution download of this beautiful artwork of Dorje Shugden, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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For high resolution download of this beautiful artwork of Dorje Shugden, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
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A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
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Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
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  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    yesterday
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 days ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    6 days ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 week ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    1 week ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    1 week ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    2 weeks ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    3 weeks ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    3 weeks ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    4 weeks ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
    4 weeks ago
    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    1 month ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
    2 months ago
    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
    2 months ago
    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
    2 months ago
    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
  • Neat little video
    2 months ago
    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
    3 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
  • Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
    3 months ago
    Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
  • 喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
    3 months ago
    喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
    喀切玛波护法降神,向詹杜固仁波切献供曼扎及身语意之供养,同时也加持马来西亚克切拉禅修林道场。喀切玛波护法乃古时候的紫玛护法,他是藏地首座佛教寺院桑耶寺的护法神
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    1 years ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    1 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    1 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    1 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    1 years ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    1 years ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    1 years ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    1 years ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    1 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Thanks, Astro team for volunteering with us. They delivered monthly provisions to urban poor families. Join us if you’re interested by dropping us a WhatsApp message at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks, Astro team for volunteering with us. They delivered monthly provisions to urban poor families. Join us if you’re interested by dropping us a WhatsApp message at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
This is the first time Mr Raymond Chew attend our Chinese DS puja in Ipoh. Yee Mun (KISG)
yesterday
This is the first time Mr Raymond Chew attend our Chinese DS puja in Ipoh. Yee Mun (KISG)
Nice to see people committed to attend our monthly Chinese Dorje Shugden puja. Yee Mun (KISG)
yesterday
Nice to see people committed to attend our monthly Chinese Dorje Shugden puja. Yee Mun (KISG)
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Registration counter getting ready to register for parents attending the event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Registration counter getting ready to register for parents attending the event. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Nice arrangement from Louise. Glad that we collaborate with gift team for KSDS event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Nice arrangement from Louise. Glad that we collaborate with gift team for KSDS event. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Great technical team who gave us nice music and slide show. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Great technical team who gave us nice music and slide show. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Teacher Asyley having a light moment with children before performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Teacher Asyley having a light moment with children before performance. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad to see family members involve in dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad to see family members involve in dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa & all Buddhas before the prayer session started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 days ago
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa & all Buddhas before the prayer session started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Glian Sim has offered a cup of tea to Rinpoche’s shrine on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Glian Sim has offered a cup of tea to Rinpoche’s shrine on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 days ago
KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
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1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
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In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
1 week ago
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
1 week ago
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