See what Mr. Arthur Boorman did!!

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Dear blog friends,

You must watch this video and be totally flabbergasted, amazed and inspired. I guess with anything in life you have to want it bad enough by remembering the benefits. What do you have to lose if you go all the way. But you have everything to lose if you don’t give it your all.

Great way to start your day and maybe your life again….Tsem Rinpoche

 

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The man who was featured in the video is Mr. Arthur Boorman. When American paratrooper Arthur Boorman returned home injured from the Gulf War, doctors told him he’d never walk unassisted again.


One too many jumps led to chronic back and knee problems making his military workout a thing of the past. The military should really provide help, rehabilitation for their ex servicemen.

For 15 years, Boorman believed them. Consequently, his weight ballooned to 297 lbs at 5’8′.

But, at 47 years old, the disheartened veteran discovered yoga in a newspaper article about DDP yoga.

As demonstrated in this incredible YouTube video, the non-impact yoga workout helped Boorman shed 140 lbs in 10 months.

Yoga isn’t just an excellent weight-loss therapy for troops returning home injured. According to CareForVets.org, yoga is also being used to help treat post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among war veterans who’ve served in Afghanistan and in Iraq.
 
 
The yoga is invented by Diamond Dallas Page, called DDP Yoga. (http://www.diamonddallaspage.com/).

DDP Yoga is not traditional yoga, it’s a hybrid workout that incorporates some traditional yoga movements and adds dynamic resistance, active breathing techniques and power movements to make for a more challenging and results oriented workout.
 

 
 
Before
 
 
 
 
 10 months later
 
 
 
The main benefits are body fat loss, lean muscle growth, and improved cardio levels all without placing undue stress on the joints. A valid comparison to yoga is they both provide increased flexibility and core strengthening.

It is currently used by professional football players, professional as well as amateur wrestlers, MMA fighters, and regular everyday people who want to perform at optimum levels and want to place themselves in the best position to see career and life changing results and improve their quality of life.

DDP Yoga is the evolution of what was formerly the YRG Fitness System, which is best known for what many say is the most dramatic transformation in the health and fitness industry.

(from http://www.diamonddallaspage.com/?page_id=24)
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Other Interesting info: Recipes
Vegetarian:
 
DDP does have DVDs for beginners, intermediate and advanced.

This is the beginners’ pack:
 
DDPYOGA Pack 1 with MP3s
 
Get the five pack DVDs PLUS the MP3s for exercising on the go! Don’t forget that you also get the Program Guide and Diamond Dozen Poster!
 
Includes:
Program Guide
Diamond Dozen Poster
Diamond Dozen / Energy DVD + MP3s
Fat Burner DVD + MP3s
Below The Belt DVD + MP3s
Diamond Cutter DVD + MP3s
Red Hot Core DVD + MP3s
Program Guide Includes:
Introduction to the workouts
13 Week workout grid
Phase 1, 2 & 3 Nutrition Guides
Food Lists (what to eat, what to avoid)
Meal Plans
Recipes
Food Journal
Workout Journal
Progress Journal


 
 

 

 

Mr.Diamond Dallas Page (The Yoga Trainer)

 

 

 

The teacher is Mr. Diamond Dallas Page. He runs yoga retreats (http://www.diamonddallaspage.com/retreat/?page_id=5). The next one is in El Dorado Royale, Mexico, July 26-30th 2012.
He was born in New Jersey but now lives in Los Angeles. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Dallas_Page)
 
 
Contact: Marlon Ransom (marlon@dallaspage.com) Dallas personal friend and booking agent.
 

 

 

(Dear Sharon, You always manage to find very interesting items on the net. Thank you for sending me this. I am posting it here to inspire many and myself. Tsem Rinpoche)

 

Everything I have posted (writing, video and photos) are not owned by me. They are extracted from various websites and youtube. I have listed the places. I just wanted to share all this information with as many people as I can. Thank you Mr. Boorman and Mr Page so much!

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  1. Samfoonheei on Oct 11, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    An inspiring man ………….Mr. Arthur Boorman with determination and never give up easily, he manage to shed 140 lbs in 10 months. Incredible using the non-impact yoga workout helped Mr. Arthur Boorman to be even stronger than before his injuries. He discovered the yoga in a newspaper and is determined in what he wanted to do. He has even proof that doctor were wrong as they told him he’d never walk unassisted again.
    He is one inspiriting example for us .Never under estimate what you can accomplished .and when you believe in yourself ,you can success.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  2. Chandra on Jan 20, 2015 at 7:31 am

    This guy really proves mind over matter. Well done.

  3. patriciasnodgrass on Sep 23, 2014 at 6:01 am

    I watched this video often and its a tremendous inspiration.

  4. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Dec 30, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Mr Arthur Boorman is an inspiring man that show us, with determination and believing in oneself will bring tremendous achievement in life. Throughout our journey we may encounter failure, yet when we found someone that believe in our potential that we could achieve beyond the limitations we and others set, we should not let go of the person’s helping hand nor pushing the person away. We should believe in him but most importantly we must believe in ourselves that we can go beyond the limitations that bind us.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post.

    With folded hands,
    Carmen Lin

  5. Frederick Law on Jul 20, 2012 at 1:46 am

    very inspiring video, whatever we think we cant do, actually we could do, nothing is impossible if we put on mind to it, and persevere from start to end, and mentally and emotionally must be strong to tackle the pain and signs of giving up.

  6. Grace( KSJC ) on Jul 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Mr Arthur Boorman ‘s spirit really inspiring !! imaging some of the action even us in good physical may not be able perform. most of the time we easily give up when facing problem or felt frustrate, sometime we choose to run away…never give up !! the spirit really push me up again !!

  7. Lim KH (JB) on Jun 28, 2012 at 4:48 am

    “Practice make Perfect”, Mr. Arthur Boorman did a very good example for us. We should stand up after we fall then learn from the mistake and continue to work for it. We should always make IMPOSSIBLE to “I” “M” “POSSIBLE”.

    Congratulation to Mr. Arthur Boorman, u look younger and healthier at the second photo. And thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

  8. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jun 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I am pleasantly surprised by the transformation achieved by Mr Arthur. I guess by simply looking at two pictures in this blog, no body can tell that these are actually the same guy.

    Like Rinpoche has said always, we need to want thing bad enough.

    I am very happy for what Mr Arthur has achieved for himself, with his determination, he gives himself a brand new life.

    I always believe that strong belief and perseverance are important in any endeavours, especially in a long hard battle and I see these two qualities in the video.

    Something for us to keep in mind.

  9. Choisheem on Jun 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring article with everyone. Yes the yoga program is real good but Mr. Boorman was the inspirational factor in this article. He did not take the words of his doctor who told him he will never be able to walk unaided again. Instead he tried, fell, got up and tried again. He never gave up and now he is walking again without the walking sticks. This is the attitude we should emulate.

  10. pastor ngeow on Jun 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    This is another awesome example of the power of mind . Whatever in life we wish to succeed in depends on the strength of one’s mind or will power. The only thing impossible is thinking it is impossible.
    When facing difficulties along our spiritual path , we must possess the same qualities Arthur demonstrated here- by putting effort, having perseverence and determination.
    For 15 years his mind followed what others say and his condition got worse. He decided to take control of the situation and did not give up when everyone else did. He endured falling flat on his face and body while trying and went all the way.

  11. Joy on Jun 15, 2012 at 1:22 am

    These are the type of real life stories that not only is inspiring but makes you take a look at yourself/myself deeply and all the I can’t just seems to vanish. It is a good example and reminder to us that nothing is impossible if we put our minds to it, challenge our selves and never giving up. When we say we can’t do it, we have already failed without even trying!

  12. Albert on May 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    What a strong message that tells you mind over matters, even things that we consider impossible, other people can achieve it, so, is it we are incapable for achieving it or our mind tells us not to achieve it?

    I really like this video, Mr Boorman has told everyone off by his action and result, nothing is impossible, it is just up to you to make it possible, when there is a will, there is a way.

  13. wah ying on May 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    这看起来并不是一个什么惊天动地的故事,不过它却说明了没有什么是不可能的,相信可能办得到能把一个人从痛苦深渊拯救出来,让他有了从地狱走出来的力量。Boorman那张10个月后朝气散发的写满喜悦的脸孔,那里像是一张47岁人有的脸孔。只要不放弃,奇迹每天都在发生。

  14. Junior on May 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    The video is also a good lesson in showing us NOT easy to give up.
    Thank you for this video.

  15. mayy on May 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    As long as there is determination and wanting it so badly, nothing matters anymore. Nothing is impossible as long we set our mind on doing it and never waver. Tasks will accomplished.

  16. mitra on May 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

    MR Arthur boorman make possibly .we thinking we cant do ,we can make it ,see what he did?so every thing we can do .we sure can.that is i beleve.

  17. Pastor Chia on May 19, 2012 at 1:24 am

    This video is so inspiration many of us should not give up so early whatever we do.I should again and again even when we fell down.
    Mr.Athur Boormen proved to the world what he can achieve losing his weight and can walk and run like the normal people like before he get injure.
    Thank you rinpoche sharing this video to us.

  18. Tenzin Kyabsum on May 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I teared when Mr.Boorman ran towards the camera in the video. I love what you said, “Never underestimate what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself.”

    Dear Mr.Arthur Boorman, saying that you’re an inspiration to everyone would be the understatement of the millennium. What you showed us doesn’t only apply to losing weight/getting healthy it also applies to our everyday life. Whenever we come across an obstacle, we might fail and fall down but never give up. Consistency and persistence is the key. Thank you for showing us that we can achieve whatever we set our mind to.

    “We may encounter defeat, but we must not be defeated.” ~Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  19. James Long on May 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    We are so fixed that everything cannot or impossible. In fact, better try and never do before. We limit ourselves to do more things not because we cant but our own laziness and ego right? He is truly one of best examples, showing us that with determination and faith, we can achieve many things. Be the audience or be part of the Legacy?

  20. tenzin llhamo on May 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    For someone to lose so much and realized that is not the end is someone I truly respect! He did not give up on himself even after so many turned him down. Am truly happy he found faith and happiness through his perseverance in helping himself be better.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon for such an inspiring story.

  21. Davin on May 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    This is a inspiring news and he show us that with the determination, faith, effort and never give up is what that can bring us to our goal and success. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

  22. philyong on May 16, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Watching this video made me think of how much I have achieved thus far. What Mr Arthur did was tough but it was for the betterment of himself. In life, if we want to succeed, we have to go through many obstacles and ‘sacrifice’ many of our likes.

    In terms of spirituality, whatever work, or instructions given to us are to help us take a step further to improve. very simple, if we just stay the way we are, we will never achieve anything in life yet we might even degenerate. But if we put an effort to improve ourselves on a daily basis, good things will be there for us eventually.

    Thank you Sharon and Rinpoche for sharing this awesome video!

    I especially love the quote, ‘Never underestimate what we can accomplish.’ As they say, its all in the mind!!

  23. Wan on May 16, 2012 at 2:44 am

    This is truly inspiring..
    If we can control our mind then we can achieve many things, unfortunately we never think to control our mind but only think to control our body. We forget that after death only mind that follow us, our body can’t be function any more.

    In future when i facing problems and thought my problem is very big. This will remind me that its just nothing when i think about what Mr. Arthur Boorman has gone through.

  24. Carmen Koo on May 16, 2012 at 2:40 am

    This is an inspiring example of:

    1. Not giving up
    2. Not letting what others say dictate what you can and cannot achieve
    3. Persistence, Hardwork, Focus and Choice
    4. No poor-me sad stories. It was just a matter of “I choose to do it, I will do it, I am going to achieve it”.

    There’s nothing really for us to lose. The only thing we lose in is if we make the wrong choice – and that is to do nothing about what we are not feeling good about.

  25. yenpin on May 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    这是令人难以置信,Arthur Boorman,他的坚强认人佩服,他相信自己一定能做到。本身就是一个伟大的奇迹与转变。当我们开始改变我们的想法。每一个问题将得到解决
    这是一个很大的启发。

    谢谢!!!仁波切与我们分享了这个Video 。

  26. pat on May 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Mr Arthur Boorman created a miracle by just believing he can do it…. and he did it & inspired us ….i believed we can create miracles too if we set our heart and mind towards whatever we want to achieve…

  27. freon on May 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Never Give up. I salute Mr. Arthur whom not giving up and continued the yoga training. Its not easy but he made it, he created a miracle.
    Thanks Rinpoche for the encouragement!

  28. Helena on May 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Truely inspiration for everyone!!! Never say Never and Never give up!

  29. su an on May 15, 2012 at 1:30 am

    I had goosebumps watching this video, at the part where Mr Arthur Boorman started running after 15 years of not being able to walk unassisted. It must have felt really liberating to not depend on anything or anyone just to move from one place to another.

    Mr Arthur Boorman’s story tells us that really, sometimes the impossible is nothing. It also tells us that having someone knowledgeable and experienced in the subject matter to guide us and support us is also crucial in how quickly we can achieve the desired results.

    Besides Mr Boorman’s tenacity to fix himself up despite what the doctors said, I found Mr.Diamond Dallas Page’s kindness and willingness to help Mr Boorman very touching. Most yoga instructors didn’t want to help Mr Boorman because it seemed impossible to turn him around, with his weight, his disability.. but Mr Diamond saw all these challenges and thought “God, I’m gonna help that guy”.

    Because of both parties’ commitment, effort, and perseverance, the world has now 1 additional person who has a true story to show and inspire us to go forth and achieve what we put our minds to achieve. If Mr Boorman had did all that just for himself, he wouldn’t have made this video for the world to see.

    I feel this video is also an example of what are the basic ingredients for the practice of guru devotion in order to be effective in achieving the desired results within a relatively short time, and how such results would not only benefit ourselves but for everyone else.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and thank you Sharon for finding such a great story.

  30. Yvonne Yap on May 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche to sharing this very meaningful video, what i get from this video is , ” Dont Give up !!!” nothing is impossible, you never try , you never know, after try, not success! never mind, try again.
    Very Luckly, Mr.Authur Boorman met his Yoga teacher,and he also never give up to his student, he save Mr.Authur Boorman life.
    We shouldnt give up so easily, want to become successful,is not 1 day will happen, so try !!!

    Thank you Rinpoche!
    Thank you Sharon.

    Ps:Yoga is good ! : )

  31. Adrian Cho on May 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this post to us and it is so meaningful.
    What I can learned from here is, nothing is impossible that we can’t do. At least we don’t give up…
    This video really inspiring me..
    Just like we don’t give up Dharma and in the end, sure we will get the result.

  32. Datuk May on May 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Remarkable story, so deep and so much to learn from. I learn the following:
    1) When promises made are broken do not just sit around, go do something for yourself. There is a Chinese saying that goes like this “When your horse dies, get off the horse and start to walk”.

    2) Believe in the person helping you and do whatever is requested by your teacher or whoever is helping.

    3) Work hard and never give up.

    4) Always have your goal in mind and whatever it takes get to achieve the result.

    There are many of such stories published, the point is for us to practise what we have learnt.

  33. Joe Ang on May 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Wow!
    Unbelievable transformation! But it’s real!
    Mr. Boorman decided that he wants be able to walk unassisted again and worked whole heartedly to achieve it. It’s truly inspiring what he did.
    We may fall down many times, but if we continue picking ourselves up and keep on going, we will eventually reach our destination.
    Thank you Rinpoche. 🙂

  34. Victor Phang on May 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Truly inspiring man who did not and never give up after 15 years of suffering.

    Sometimes I feel people who is physically fit tend to have weaker mind compared to those less fortunate people. This guy does not possess or use any magic to cure himself, if he has/does I don’t think he will wait for 15 years to do so…

    Obviously the result is extraordinary but achieved by an ordinary person. I always believe everyone has own powerful quality but sad to say many people doesn’t know how to “utilize”, where to “treasure” or totally lazy to “look” for this quality. Furthermore how many of us have such a strong mind as Mr. Arthur?

    Therefore, for us Dharma is very important and is the only “tool” for effective self-realization which could enhance our mind stability and capability. At the same time Dharma is making sure we use this quality with right motivation else it could be extremely harmful and dangerous.

    This video is a concrete evidence about the power of human mind because Mr. Arthur is physically disable as declared by doctors so we can conclude that what he achieved now is due to his extra-strong mind.

    So we should not underestimate what our mind can achieve BUT must come with right motivation.

    Thank you very much for the sharing, Rinpoche.
    Take good care,
    With love,
    VP

  35. Lim Tat Ming on May 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Mr Arthur Boorman is an inspiration to many!

    He demonstrated the power of positive thinking. Our mind is capable of doing more, we can control our mind and direct it towards future happiness and thus change our destiny.

  36. Han on May 13, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE !
    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon for this inspiring post

    In the video, I experienced the strong determination , discipline and commitment from Mr Arthur Boorman. I want to apply his qualities to my dharma practice, I foresee many great works will be accomplished.

  37. Sofi on May 13, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Amazing how it takes just one person to believe in you to achieve such a tremendous turnover. Perseverance, hard work and faith does pay off. I see a mala wrapped around his wrist.. guessing he found his inner peace as well. Great combo!

  38. Adeline on May 13, 2012 at 1:45 am

    What i learned from this post is you can transform if you have strong determination and put in effort even it’s just one person believed in you,never give up hope easily.

  39. DR on May 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    When there is a will, there is a way. Mr Boorman is a walking testament of that saying. Being focus in achieving one’s goals and working towards it makes one a winner, no matter how many times one falls and gets up and try again.

    On a lighter note, he looks more handsome at 157lbs! Hmmm, maybe that could also inspire our overweight men to try out this form of yoga!

  40. Garrick Zircon on May 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing this very inspiring video! 🙂

  41. patsy on May 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    With determination and disciple and believing in oneself, nothing is impossible.

    What Mr. Arthur Boorman did was very inspiring and he accomplished all in a short period of time. For 15 years doctors told him he can never walk unassisted, now he proved them wrong and he can even run.

    Everything can be achieved if we set our mind on it.

  42. Jeffrey Yee on May 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Great find Sharon, very inspiring real life story of Mr Boorman.

    Looking at what Mr Boorman did moved me because I realize that i am habituated to giving in to my situations all the time and in the end, never trying to achieve better results. Mr Boorman really proved to me that we can do it as long as we really really want the results badly.

    It is very kind for Rinpoche to push and encourage us to do more with our lives because we are the ones who really benefit from our own actions.

    Thank you Rinpoche for putting up this great post.

  43. william on May 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    This is inspiring and that he believed in himself again. Thank you for sharing because it shows that when you out your mind into something, you can do it When you have small wins, it motivates you to do more and have more wins! This is important. And this is what Mr. Arthur did. We need to have determination and strong will to change our condition and challenge our mind.

  44. Erickksiow on May 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Mr. Arthur Boorman shown me ” nothing is impossible in life ” It’s just matter that we want to do it or not. Very inspiring video, it touched my heart deeply. 🙂

    Thank You Rinpoche for always guiding us.

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  45. andrew hibberd on May 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    i am so confident if you own your mind you own the key to anything that needs to be achieved

  46. Uncle Eddie on May 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Anything one really wants in life, and wanted it so badly, one must go all the way to obtain/achieve it at all cost. With the benefits, what do one have to lose by going all the way, rather than to lose everything if one doesn’t. Its indeed beneficial and encouraging to watch this video to get the right aspiration. Like the saying goes,”If there is the will, there is always a way.” Mr. Arthur is well blessed to be able to see it this way!

  47. Natalie on May 12, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche, Thanks for that video. By the time it had finished I had a massive grin on my face and a little tear in my eye. I too love yoga as it really helps with my posture. Its great because after only about 20 minutes my back feels a lot straighter.

  48. Chandra on May 12, 2012 at 5:46 am

    What a transformation. Truly commendable! At the end of the day, everything is down to choice. Do we have the courage to make the right one? We don’t always stay the same and that is why hope and conviction is needed.

  49. Koh Hee Peng on May 12, 2012 at 3:24 am

    “Just because I can’t do it today, that doesn’t mean I can’t do it someday” – Mr. Arther Boorman.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon for sharing this post.

  50. JP on May 12, 2012 at 2:13 am

    I have a feeling many people will watch this video clip as losing weight is a very popular topic. hehe. Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon for sharing this video. It’s all about having the conviction to do something in our lives. Anything is possible.

  51. Paul Yap on May 12, 2012 at 12:07 am

    This is a very inspiring story. The lesson of the day is never give up of ourself, no matter how others think and put us down. We must believe in ourself that we will make it and stand up no matter what happen

  52. Louise Lee on May 12, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Never give up ! Seem to be a very easy word to say ! May be some people they cant feel the pain those people gain during they say this word out loud !!

    How about , may i ask you all, DO YOU SCARE FALLING DOWN ?

    I see in my eye clearly !

    1. Parent will do all the best to protect their child, down fall. At the end…… The child will not grown up easily.

    Even myself , i love my family, i do everything for they, but at the end , they dont understand. So why not , we do it together? Let us learn together ?

    2. Some company , you can see the CCTV around in everywhere. The boss always sit in the office or home, check everyone all the time. He scare their staff work lazy , stolen thing and money .

    It is doing like this, the end will change? why not to put down our-self , work together will the team. To gain some respect ?

    NEVER GIVE UP ! NEVER SCARE TO FALL ! NEVER SCARE LOSSING ! WE’LL DIE ANYTIME OUT OF OUR CONTROL !

  53. Sam on May 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I salute Mr.Arthur’s spirit and determination. He really goes all out and never give up. Very inspirational clip and i’m gonna share this at FB. I love this quote in the article: “What do you have to lose if you go all the way. But you have everything to lose if you don’t give it your all.” Well said!!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. Take care:)

  54. Darren on May 11, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    What Arthur Boorman shows us is very inspiring. There is no such word is impossible unless we don’t try. With Mr. Arthur determination and believe, he finally able to walk and run again.
    Rinpoche himself had also show us that he slimmed down during his modelling years.

  55. anita on May 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    nothing impossible everything can do.see mr.arthur boorman how he change him self.thank you rinpoche for sharing this post.

  56. Irene Lim on May 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Sheer determination and focus can achieve goals.

  57. bengkooi on May 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Very inspiring story, and another great example of what Rinpoche always teaches us unworthy students to do…
    – Dont be inert
    – Dont accept situations as they are
    – Push to excel and you will be surprised at what you can achieve.

    Rinpoche’s everyday teachings always cover the above topics, not only because Malaysians are a sorry bunch of losers who enjoy the “lepak” culture and don’t push for results. But primarily because if we dont have the above qualities, what chance do we stand of getting anywhere close to that state called enlightenment?

    So if you are inspired by Mr Boorman, wake up, smell the coffee and realise that you can do it too, if you are in his situation!

  58. Girlie on May 11, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    With his Never say Never attitude, Mr Boorman believed that nothng was going to stop him and he proved himself right.

  59. Thierry on May 11, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    BECAUSE I CAN’T DO IT TODAY DOESN’T MEAN I CAN’T DO IT SOMEDAY…

    He said it.
    Then he proved it.
    There is really nothing else to say.

  60. sarahyap on May 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing with us such an inspiring story! It is heart breaking to see how Arthur struggled in the initial stage when he first started out… however, just like everything, with determination and consistency… he became better.

    I was also very touched how Mr Dallas was determined to help Arthur although so many other centers has rejected Arthur due to his physical condition. Mr Dallas never gave up on Arthur and I think that very confidence he had for Arthur was a strong motivator so that he would press on without giving up.

  61. Pastor Susan on May 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    What stood out to me was when Mr Boorman said “..he believed in me”
    Diamond Dallas, a professional trainer obviously have the skills and know how.. but it worked because Mr Boorman was determined, he gave something for Diamond Dallas to believe and give his time to help Mr Boorman. At the end of the day, we can learn from anyone..but it falls back to ourselves. Do we really want it!

    Loves this inspirational video. Thank your Rinpoche, Sharon and the blog team for putting it up on this blog.

  62. henry ooi on May 11, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    This video is about the will to live a better and quality life, perseverance, patience, effort, courage, etc and most of, Never Give Up. Most other people just sink into depression, get angry with themselves and contemplate suicide. Others blame the world but rarely themselves and vent their anger at someone else. But Arthur bravely did right, he picked himself up, pushed his mind and body to the limit and became a hero. And rightly so. How inspiring.

  63. KH Ng on May 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    DDP was a professional wrestler in the WWF and was the “bad guy”. I used to watch wrestling a few years back. Hehe! Not anymore. Never thought DDP is such a great guy.
    This also remind me of Rinpoche’s motto. ‘Just do it”. With perseverance and and taking responsibility we can achieve anything we want.

  64. Wendy Loh on May 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    If there is a will, there is always a way. Impossible is nothing until we make it something. A totally inspiring video on the tenacity and perseverance of the human strength.

    Thank you, Rinpoche. Thank you, Sharon.

  65. Doreen on May 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    It is so inspirational and it all in the mind. What I learnt from Mr Arthur Boorman is that we have to accept the issue, problem and habits we encounter or have, then we can work on it. Without accepting, there is nothing to work on. Once we knows the habits or problem, we have to consistently work on it, falling is one of the experience we have, but get up again and again, never give up. Never afraid to fail, if not we will not know the fall, and will not correct it. And most importantly BELIEVE and HAVe faith in ourself.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video, and will share with friends & family in FB.

  66. Ethan Chu on May 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    This is so moving and super inspiring… Seeing how he has actually given up his life accepting the facts. No hope but all it takes was just one person to give him hope and believe in him and helping him achieving it. Of course, it’s all depend on ourself whether we want to or not. Just think how many people have given us hopes and we choose to miss the boat simple coz we didn’t want to?

    This is why we should take charge of our lives…

    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/this-is-important-to-know-for-your-life.html

  67. David Lai on May 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    This is just a great inspiration for many people out there, especially those who have tremendous insecurity issues over their weight and appearance like me. If this guy can do it so can all of us. This is incredibly Dharmic because this kind of determination can be brought over to many aspects of our lives including having integrity, being kinder, remembering and doing something for those who have been very kind to you and so much more.

    I love this! Instead of belly-aching about our woes, we do something about it so we don’t bring people down with our problems. Love it! Thank you Rinpoche.

  68. Elena on May 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Rinpoche, thank you for sharing the video with us. Mr Boorman is such an inspiration. It just goes to show whatever your motivation – whether you want to lose weight, prove people wrong, walk again – if you want something bad enough, you will do whatever it takes to get it. It’s a matter of realigning our minds to focus on our goals.

    The video is also a good lesson in showing me how people can influence our thinking. When doctors told him he’d never walk again, he believed them. Then when his yoga teacher tells him he can, he believes his teacher. Since our minds are so easily influenced, it’s important for us to surround ourselves with like-minded people who will reinforce positive thinking in us…so for people who think they can practise without a Dharma centre, that is why Dharma centres are so important, because we need to be surrounded by like-minded people!

  69. Jack Ng on May 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Thank you for sharing this, Rinpoche. Om Vajra Pani Hum…may I have strength, consistency and courage to loss all my negativity, laziness and BODY fats!~ See you in less than 6 months time!~

  70. MayOng on May 11, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Our MIND is a unique part of our brain. If we set out to tell the Mind we need to take certain action, it just does so miraculously. However we also need to be consistent and persistent with the Thoughts in the Mind.

    Arthur Boorman did just that! He did NOT give up and told his Mind to kick into action. He is an inspiration to many of us who said we can’t.

  71. Siong Woan on May 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche! This is definitely inspiring ! There is HOPE for people like me who wants to loose weight 🙂 YOGA classes here I come !

  72. lewkwanleng on May 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    It is very inspiring, not so much about the weight he loss, but he started to believe in himself. That itself is a great transformation. Just like Rinpoche said a few days ago in Wesak, we need to go beyond that Religion is about accepting a higher being then every problems will be solved. Things will be OK when we start to transform our mind.

  73. Paris on May 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Thank you for this Rinpoche – what a brilliant way to start the day. It’s incredible that something we take so much for granted – walking – is something that many people in this world aren’t able to do. And we still bellyache about all the things we cannot do. A man fitted from head to toe in aids and braces is now standing on his head and running probably much faster than many of us – what the hell do we have to complain about?

    More importantly is Mr Boorman’s CHOICE not to accept what others have told him as being impossible – he didn’t have anything to lose, or anything to prove anything to but himself. I guess he shows that all we really need to accomplish things is a belief in ourselves – sod what the rest of the world thinks, believes or DOESN’T think / believe. And whether we accomplish something or not is not because we can’t, but because we choose not to.

    This links very much to Rinpoche’s recent Wesak day teachings about Choice and other really beautiful teachings that Rinpoche has given like these:

    – You always have a choice, make the right one: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/you-always-have-a-choicemake-the-right-one.html
    – A powerful speech on failing: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-powerful-speech-on-failing.html
    – The key: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-key.html

    Thank you Rinpoche – impossible is nothing, as Rinpoche has told us so very often. Now, we just gotta live it.

  74. Cody MBF (Singapore) on May 11, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Inspiring !!
    after watching this video it set me thinking , we shouldnt giveup and said no… even before trying…

    “Don’t say you can’t do, that’s not the real you speaking”
    Tsem Rinpoche

  75. Lai on May 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Thanks Rinpoche and Sharon to sharing this video, is very inspiring and it show keeping our faith can turn imposible to posible.

  76. Kien Wong on May 11, 2012 at 9:56 am

    morning to everyone.

  77. Seng Aun on May 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this article of great inspiration. It goes to show that with determination, discipline and commitment, anything can be achieved. Be it dharma or our health!

  78. Ethan Hoo on May 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

    This is so inspiring. “Just because I can’t do it today, doesn’t mean I’m unable to do it someday.” Well said!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 12. 2021 04:12 PM
    Looking at those very unique house been built simply stunning. Creatively with nature indeed , salute to those architecture who has such a wild ideas and innovations building such an incredibly unique houses in nature. No easy though but everything is possible.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/into-the-wild.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 12. 2021 04:11 PM
    Truly stunning Kuanyin Statue also know as”Goddess of Mercy” Statue designed by Portuguese architect . Very serene with the huge golden statue seemingly floating over the sea at high tide. One of the underrated landmarks in Macau. It is believed that when this statue is built, Macau has become more prosperous, peaceful and economically better. Many locals and tourist visited this beautiful Statue and it’s a popular spot where they will walk along the sea watching sunset. Merely by looking at this Statue is a blessing. Those beautiful pictures tells us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/kuan-yin-of-macau-city.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 12. 2021 04:07 PM
    Beautiful Yonghe Temple in Beijing, China known to some locals as the‘Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple’ has three world-record masterpieces. This temple is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism built during the reign of Emperor Kang Xi (1694). Very impressive buildings and a great insight into Chinese Buddhist temples with 300 years of history . The building and artwork of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.
    Looking at the restoration and conservation work of the Lama Tsongkhapa Statue in Yong He Gong is not easy after all. Thanks to Liu Yuming,77, restoration masters of China’s Cultural Relics. He had done a good job helping to preserve those rare cultural relics left in China. It is indeed a uphill task that needs a lot of patience , skill, delicate , and love . Interesting read even though it an old post. Would love to see this master piece of Lama Tsongkhapa Statue one day .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/an-age-of-restoration.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Apr 12. 2021 01:47 PM
    Sometimes a single image can speak much louder than words. It’s very painful to see the abused and made to suffer of a Monkey and Child.

    It is really sad to discover how many animals sacrificed for fulfilling our taste buds. and not only sacrificing their life.

    Why don’t we try to eat more vegetables instead of eating more animals. Vegetables are healthy too, you know! And do you also know that being vegetarian or vegan will not only make you become healthier, it will also make you feel more energetic.
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:59 PM
    A legendary figure of Buddhism in Buryatia was Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, charismatic Buddhist master and visionary and national hero, who had spread the Tantric Buddhist tradition. Interesting read of this forgotten story of Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, a monk who briefly ruled as a dharma king. He amazingly created a nonviolence Buddhist kingdom who protected thousands of women, children, and men at that time. In 1920’s Soviet government considered Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov to be rebels and Traditional Buryat culture was erased since then. Buddhist monasteries in Buryatia were destroyed and many followers were murdered. He was well remembered as a true Dharma King and a national hero. Interesting read of a Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lubsan-samdan-tsydenov-the-dharma-king-of-buryatia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:57 PM
    We came to this world with nothing and leaving with nothing. There nothings that belongs to us. Whatever we own is temporary on loan only, so we should be glad in this life we are in human form. We should appreciate what we have at this moment, , doing , learning Dharma and practicing Dharma for a good and meaningful cause. Transforming our mind and benefiting others instead of ourselves.
    What Rinpoche had said and explained , very true indeed … we don’t own our body. Well use our body for the greater good of others. Reading the transcript by Tsem Rinpoche tells us more understanding .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-you-dont-own-your-body.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 11:20 PM
    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, it’s truly amazing. Each one of these statues is special and drool-worthy, and they have rightly signified the place where they stand today.

    Even when we don’t have the opportunity too witness those beautiful Buddha Statues, yet we are blessed merely by looking at it.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:19 PM
    Reading this article again, truly feeling sorry those refugees in Netherlands. Staying in another country far away from homeland is already sad. They need to start from scratch, could imagine their situation living in a foreign facing a lot of hinders such languages, cultures and so forth. The sad state of refugees living in Netherlands is really bad. The Netherlands has had a reputation as a humanitarian haven, with refugees and immigrants as the situation in their country isn’t safe enough. But entering as refugees they ended up living in empty offices, as room . The government authorities failed to provide basic amenities for those rejected ones who have not or cannot leave the country. The refugees are stuck in a system, were call as an illegal immigrant. They wandered in the streets of Amsterdam, moving from one place to another left in the cold winter. Lucky enough they have volunteers helping them supplying blankets , foods for them. Hopefully the authorities could do more to help those refugees out there and the situation right now has improved.
    Thank you Melissa for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-building-wanderers-of-amsterdam.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:17 PM
    Being generous also makes us feel better about ourselves. Generosity is both a natural confidence builder and a natural repellent of self-hatred. By focusing on what we are giving rather than on what we are receiving. Acts of generosity, such as giving our time, talent or resources, and expecting nothing in return, have been proven to be good for our health. Generous individuals are personally more fulfilled, happier and more peaceful within themselves. Enrich our life and that of others by practicing generosity. That’s what I consider true generosity without anything in return.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Datuk May for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/generosity-giving-gifts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:15 PM
    A Stunning Chenrezig Thangka with an interesting story behind it.Detailed explanations of the iconography of this Buddha. Having understand about it ,will help us to practice better . Chenrezig is the bodhisattva that symbolizes the compassion of all Buddhas.The qualities of Chenrezig is indeed amazing in such away benefited many of us. According to legend, Chenrezig made an vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering. Reciting the Chenrezig mani mantra and practising profound meditation on the nature of sound is believed to be powerful.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-chenrezig-thangka.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    Meaningful poems tells us a thousand words. Value and appreciate every moment of our life with those around us. Rinpoche had a very strong connection with Manjushri since childhood and its not surprised the way Rinpoche describe the divine. Lovely poems for us to ponder deeply.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/purpose.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    It is important to use these difficult times as life lessons, growing and shaping us to blossom into a stronger and wiser person every day. Stay strong and be tough, working as a team, sharing out as a team. Whatever happen then through thick and thin, individual commitment to work as a team is what makes a team work successful toward a common vision. It is true that we can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed as a team. Never give up even its hard with nothing much. Alone, we can do so little compare to working together, we can do so much.
    Reading this quote will inspire us to improve ourselves and our life so that we may be successful someday as a team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dont-see-the-porridge-and-run.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:04 PM
    The incredible story of the Chinese paper cut artist Ku Shulan. She is one such inspiring lady in the Chinese world of paper cutting. Been born in poor peasant family, doesn’t deter her from doing what she loves most. She had come along way of struggles and hardship to be where she was. She only showed her talent in later life following awakening from a coma after a head injury, discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center. Ku Shulan was designated “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO and was bestowed many domestic awards for her beautiful paper cuttings. Sadly Ku Shulan passed away in 2004 at age 84, but her popularity, and reputation continue to grow . Her unique coloured paper cuttings are the jewel of Chinese folk art and will remain forever so.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post of a talented lady.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/ku-shulan-goddess-of-paper-cut.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:03 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.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chasing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:00 PM
    Inspiring comment by Claire Briard who only met Rinpoche on facebook gave up eating meat. It has since changed his life and she have so much more respect for the all animals. She did wonderfully by encouraging her friends and anyone she met to go meatless. Beautiful message . Do not harm animals , give them a chance to live.
    Thank you Rinpoche this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/claire-briard.html

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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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  • 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.
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    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.
  • April 10, 2021 07:50
    ray asked: hi pastor i have a question regarding purification practices because ive been having some doubts now, is it true that some people say engaging in purification practices bad things would then happen to the practitioner after that? be it being sick or facing obstacles coming after that.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. When we engage in purification practices, what we are purifying is our negative karma. If you know about karma, you know that eventually you will need to experience your karma, be this negative or positive. When you experience your negative karma, then you experience negative situations. This could be something major, like having an accident, to something very minor such as feeling bad if say a loved one says something in a way that you perceive as being negative. Any experience you have that you perceive as negative, is a manifestation of your negative karma. During purification practices, through your own effort of invoking upon the enlightened beings and practice of the Four Opponent Powers, you are able to purify this negative karma. However, for a negative karma to be fully exhausted, you need to experience it. Say you have a karma to get into an accident, if you don't purify and exhaust it, then you will need to suffer from it 100%. This could mean getting into a car accident which is very severe and you are hurt badly. If you engage in purification practices then you can purify, let's say 99% of the karma. But for it to be exhausted fully, you still need to experience it. In this case, maybe you do get into an accident. Since you have purified most of the karma, your car only bumps into another car very softly. You don't even feel it, the person in the other car doesn't feel it and you car is not damaged at all. This is the reason why some people say if you engage in purification practices, bad things will happen. And because of that people are put off doing purification practices. This is wrong thinking because if you do experience negative situations when engaged in purification practices, this could be because: a) What you experienced is actually the purified karma, rather than the full force of the karma. In this case you should rejoice that through your effort of engaging in the practice, you didn't experience something much worse. b) It could just simply be the manifestation of a karma that wasn't purified. This means, you would have had to go through this experience anyway. c) Because you are engaged in purification practices, you are thinking of karma a lot. Therefore, when such experiences occur then you attribute it to karma, and then think it is linked to your purification practice. Then you believe that doing purification practices is bad because you have to suffer from such experiences. This is wrong thinking. Perhaps even if you were not doing purification practices, then you would still experience the situation, but you wouldn't actually think anything of it. You would just go about the rest of your day as usual. That being said, when you are doing purification practices, there comes a point were certain negative karma is so weak that you need to experience it for it to be exhausted completely. This can and does manifest as negative situations, such as minor illnesses, or even accidents, etc. However, the point to remember is the karma causing these situations have been purified so they are very mild compared to their full form. These negative situations can also be purified/exhausted in dreams, etc. Another way they can be purified is having mental disturbances or emotional ups and downs when actually doing the purification practices. In essence, you will need to feel the effects of your negative karma in some form or another, so better that you experience it in a very mild form right? This is what purification practices helps you to do. Purification practices are not something to be scared of. In fact, you should rejoice when engaged in purification practices. On a more deeper level, without some form of purification practice it is hard to understand higher aspects of the Dharma. Your negative karma will block you from being able to understand the Dharma and then internalise it. That is why purification practices are emphasised within each and every tradition and are a prerequisite for higher teaching such as tantra. The benefits of purification practices (such as enabling you to exhaust your negative karma in a very mild form, and preparing your mind for higher teachings) outweighs having to experience a very small negative situation. Therefore think about the benefits of purification practice and contemplate on it. This will help you to develop faith in them and get rid of any doubts or fears that you may have. I hope this helps.
  • April 1, 2021 04:54
    You are awesome! asked: Hello, you are awesome! keep going!
    pastor answered: Thank you for your kind message. It is very encouraging for us to read. May you always be blessed by the Three Jewels.
  • March 28, 2021 15:08
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    pastor answered: Dear Vikas Baluni, I am unclear as to the actually meaning of your question but I believe you are asking how to increase and grow your business. According to Buddhism, everything that we go through in life is due to karma, this includes both the good things and the bad things. Therefore, for your business to grow and do well depends on your good karma. Only one type of energy can overcome karma and is always good for your, and that is what we call merit or punya (in sanskrit). So in order to have merit for your business to do well, you have to take actions that generate merit. The main of these is to transform your mind to become a more compassionate and wiser person, to help others less fortunate, to engage in pujas and other such virtuous activities. There are certain deity practices that are well-known in Buddhism to help increase the energies of wealth and success in our lives. These can help your business to grow. Once such practice is that of Bhagawan Gyenze, you can click here to find out more: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html Bhagawan Gyenze will definitely help you to grow your business, if you have a good motivation. If you motivation is only about yourself, then your business will not grow that much. But if you have the motivation help others, then Bhagawan Gyenze will help you even more. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 25, 2021 01:11
    Jason asked: I have been practicing white dzambala and the bathing / water tormas for quite some time now. Recently I have been getting regular dreams where white dzambala appears and just smiles at me, or I dream that I am doing white dzambala chutor practice. I understand that when lama tsongkhapa got dreams of deities he thought that this was Mara acting up and paid no attention to it until his lama said something. My lama is currently on retreat and it is difficult to contact him. Please give me some advice on what is happening. I'm just some normal beginners smuck and I'm getting worried that this is a bad sign. When I wake up I feel at peace... But according to commentaries this could be Mara.
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. I am really happy to hear that you are engaging in Dzambhala's practice. It's extremely beneficial. You are right that Lama Tsongkhapa ignored his dreams of deities, and viewed them as bad signs. But before jumping to conclusions, we must analyse the reasons why Lama Tsongkhapa ignored not only his dreams, also the visions of the deities he received. The reason that Lama Tsongkhapa did not consider it a positive sign is because as practitioners on the spiritual path, it is all too easy to get carried away with 'signs' or advice, visions, dreams from supposed deities. Sometimes if we 'analyse' them it can lead us in the wrong direction because of our mistaken understanding. Sometimes, other entities can also enter our dreams and tell us things that we believe, hence we start practising things that are not Dharmic in nature. Lama Tsongkhapa warned against such things, rather Lama Tsongkhapa said that we should rely on the Dharma teachings that are genuine and transmitted to us through an unbroken line through our lineage. Generally speaking however, these dreams you are having are literally just dreams, so there is nothing to worry about. One category of dreams we have are known as samsaric dreams. These arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we make a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. When we have dreams such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. Because we have been engaging in sustained practice, or have imprints from previous lives, these can surface in our dreams hence we have dreams of Buddhas, our teachers, etc. There is nothing to worry about or to consider overly auspicious or a 'sign'. Just realise that you have had the dream, do not allow your thoughts to dwell on it, accept it and move on. However, do take note that you had these dreams and once your Guru is out of retreat, please consult your Guru and inform him/her of these occurances and seek your Guru's advice if any. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2021 02:01
    Jason asked: I white dzambhala is a wealth deity but can he also act as a dharma protector?
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. The practice of Dzambhala is actually a Yidam practice, this means that Dzambhala is a meditational deity. When you engage in his practice, as well as bestowing wealth, through his practice you also develop qualities that help you progress towards enlightenment. In the case of Dzambhala, the primary quality he helps you develop is actually generosity, which is one of the Six Perfections. Therefore, although he is known as a wealth deity, he is much, much more than that. When you engage in his practice, you are actually developing virtuous qualities in your mindstream. The function of Dharma Protectors however is to remove obstacles and to create conducive conditions so that you can transform your mind. Hence, the function of a meditational deity and a Dharma Protector is different. That being said, when you engage in Dzambhala's practice properly, you do gain wealth. Generally, we only consider this wealth to be external wealth, but Dzambhala's practice is more than that, because through his practice you gain internal wealth which are virtuous qualities. Due to the fact his practice also brings material wealth, he is known as a wealth deity. When you practice any meditational deity, you will gain some physical benefit as well, which can seem to mirror the effect of Dharma Protectors, but their function is very different. Dzambhala for example grants material wealth, but his actually function is to increase inner wealth. Another example would be Medicine Buddha, outward he heals our physical body, but inwardly he also helps to heal our minds and develop qualities such as compassion. Dharma Protectors can also help to heal our body, but for real internal change, we need to rely on a meditational deity. I hope this answer helps.
  • March 16, 2021 21:23
    ray asked: Dear pastors, i have a question regarding vajra and bells. can one use them if they do not have any sort of initiation or whatsoever?
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. You are right that traditionally vajras and bells are only used after receiving initiation. However, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche recommended learning how to use the vajra and bell, as a means of creating the causes to receive initiation in the future. That said, there are many dos and don'ts related to using the vajra and bell. You can learn not only how to use them, but also vajra and bell etiquette from one of Kechara's Pastors. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 7, 2021 17:30
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Do you recommend doing Tsem Rinpoche’s guru yoga as part of daily Sadhana? I am sure I read on the article for the name retreat that it could be done as daily prayers but now I can’t see that sentence? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes of course, you may include Tsem Rinpoche's Guru Yoga as part of your daily sadhana if you wish. This creates a very strong bond with Tsem Rinpoche. If you are following the Diamond Path sadhana (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/diamond-path), you insert the Guru Yoga after you have completed the Gaden Lhagyama (Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa). Alternative, if you are using a different prayer text, you insert the Guru Yoga after Gaden Lhagyama, or before any deity prayers that you do such as Manjushri, Tara, etc. After you complete the deity practice section of your sadhana, you continue on to your Dharma protector practice, and finish with your completion dedication. I hope this helps. Do let us know if this is not clear. Thanks.
  • March 4, 2021 22:52
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Can a lay person work towards the preliminary practices by accumulating daily ? Many thanks.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes, of course. Anyone can engage in the preliminary practices, you don't have to be ordained in order to do so. However for one's practice to be considered a full preliminary practice, you need to do 100,000 repetitions of whichever practice you are engaged in without break. That means you must engage in at least one session a day, until the count is completed. 10% of the count is also added on top, to make up for any unintentional mistakes. So the figure would actually be 110,000. If you skip a day, that means you have broken your preliminary retreat. If this occurs you can still dedicate the practice you have done so far, and you will still benefit from the merit generated and the purification of negative karma from the practice, but it is not counted as a full preliminary practice. Also you must adhere to the retreat procedures for the duration of the time it takes you to complete the particular preliminary practice. For example, an altar with daily offerings, retreat seat with swastika, refraining from eating black foods, etc. This may not be convenient for most people in our day and age. So what you can do is to spend a certain amount of time accumulating a specific figure, for example 10,000 repetitions of a particular practice. Seal the practice at the end with a strong dedication, like the King of Prayers. Later on, you can repeat the procedure more times until you complete 100,000. This method was given by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for modern-day practitioners who do not have the time to complete 100,000 in one go. While it technically does not constitute a full preliminary retreat, you still gain immense merits and purification from engaging in the practice, even if spaced out. As Rinpoche said, it's better for you to do mini preliminary retreats than not doing any of the preliminary practices whatsoever. That being said, if you do have the ability to do a full preliminary retreat and it will not negatively impact you, such as create financial difficulties or strain familial relationships, then of course go ahead! To have the sincere wish to engage in any Dharma practice is wonderful. You can read more about the individual preliminary practices here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/preliminary-practice.html You can watch a short teaching on the preliminary practices by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cosmic-tantra.html
  • March 3, 2021 04:13
    Sandra asked: Dear respected pastors, what are dreams? Do dreams have significance? Are they simply images the mind views at night - do they resemble the dreamer's state of mind? Thank you for all your replies :) :)
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Hello. Nice to see you back here. On the normal level, both waking and dream states are both marred by our delusions. The teachings tell us that this deluded state continues through all our experiences, whether during the dreaming or waking states. The way to overcome this is to "wake up" from our delusions, or reach enlightenment. Normally when people think of dreams, they do so in psychological terms and so focus on the content of the dream. When we investigate the nature of the dream itself, we begin to investigate something deeper, the processes that underlies the whole of our existence. Understand this propels you further along the spiritual journey towards enlightenment. We have many dreams during one night of sleep, and may or may not consciously remember then when we wake up. In terms of content, dreams can be used to work through psychological issues or can indicate certain issues and overcoming them (as is common within Western psychological practices). In Tibetan Buddhism, dreams can be used for much more. In the advanced practices, one can transform ordinary dreams to further one's spiritual journey. This is not only in terms of working through psychological issues, but in terms of meditation and practice as well. Generally, there are three types of dreams as described below. Most of us only experience the first type, unless we progress on the spiritual path. 1. Samsaric dreams: these arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we take a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. 2. Clarity dreams: These dreams occur when you are fairly progressed in meditational practices and can carry this into the dream state. These dreams arise not from the emotions, or memories, etc., but from more subtler forms of karma and delusions. However, just like in waking mediational practice, you are not affected by the images or thoughts that appear to you. 3. Clear Light dreams: In the advanced tantric practices, there are teachings called dream yoga. The object of these is to achieve the clear light dreams, which are very difficult to achieve and take years and years of intense practice. The most important clear light mind that arises is actually at the time of our death, if we are trained enough in this very subtle state, we can actually control where we take rebirth. If we are more experienced in this state, then we can actually use it to meditate on the teachings and achieve enlightenment. Clear light dreams are a "lesser" type of clear light mind, that helps practitioners prepare for the time of death. When we have an auspicious dream such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., even though this is auspicious, it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. There are instances however, when the enlightened beings and Dharma protectors will send practitioners dreams to help with their practice or as methods of divination. Tsem Rinpoche once told us of a very powerful Nyingma lama known for his divination abilities. Students would ask him a question, then he would take a nap, and receive divination advice in this dreams, which he would then relay to his students. This lama was well-known for this ability because his dream divinations were extremely accurate. As I am sure you can tell, the scope of dreams with the Buddhist context is very vast and I will not be able to cover everything here. However, I hope that what I have written helps your understanding. Thank you.
  • March 1, 2021 23:37
    Sandra asked: Hello dear pastors, wish we could have an article like the one below to highlight the auspicious days of 2021. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/auspicious-days.html
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your suggestion. At the moment, there are no plans to publish another article with 2021 dates. But I have listed out some of the auspicious days and their dates for this year for you. I have only included future dates, not those that have already passed. Saga Dawa Duchen - 26th May 2021 Chokhor Duchen - 14th July 2021 Dorje Shugden Day - 24th August 2021 Lhabab Duchen - 27th October 2021 Gaden Ngamchoe or Tsongkhapa Day - 29th December 2021 I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question and its nice to see you here again. The reason why we pray in front of our altars is because it becomes a focal point of the enlightened energies we are invoking. Therefore it becomes a kind of portal for the energies of transformation, peace, healing, prosperity and protection. It is also the place where we make offerings to the Buddhas. As such, most people usually only have 1 altar in their home. However, you can have more than 1 altar in your home. As it is an altar, it should be complete with representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas. This would be an image (either a statue, thangka, tsa tsa, poster, framed picture, etc), a Dharma text and a stupa. In front of these, you should have at least 1 type of offering or more. This can be a fixed offering or maybe even a set of water offerings, which you make every day. Since practitioners make offerings on a daily basis, most opt to have only 1 altar, but there is no rule in Buddhism to say you can only have 1 altar. The altar however, should be placed in a respectful place. So, not in the bathroom. Or if in the bedroom, you should put a screen up to block it when you are changing, sleeping, etc. Alternatively, you can keep it in a cupboard, and close the doors during such activities. But altars should be dedicated places to the Buddhas, so don't put secular items in the same place, such as on the same shelf, etc. When it comes to praying, it is usually done in front of the altar, as you are invoking the enlightened beings. When you do your prayers there it becomes a powerful place in your home, and provides you with a sacred space to pray and meditate. However, if circumstances are difficult, then of course you can pray elsewhere. For example, when I first set up an altar, I was living in a single room with not much space. I set up an altar on a shelf but was not able to pray in front of it. Once I had made offerings, I would simply sit in another part of the room and do the prayers there. If it is really not convenient, then of course it is permissible to do the prayers elsewhere. It is better to do the prayers, than not do them at all if you can't be in front of your altar. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 25, 2021 01:33
    Kuenzang wangdi asked: What would be my most suitable colour ?
    pastor answered: Dear Kuenzang Wangdi, Thank you for your question. The following calculators may be of interest to you: Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html In relation to which colour if most favourable for you, unfortunately our calculators do not give this information. However, from a Buddhist practice viewpoint, what is more important is the transformation of the mind. Once we transform our minds according to teachings, we are able to overcome any obstacle and create good conditions for our lives. You can learn a very short mind transformation teaching here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html You can couple this with formal practice. If you are interested, a very good practice to bring energies of increase and generate a long life, merits, wealth and prosperity in your life, is the the practice of Gyenze. You can find information about the practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html. I hope this helps. Thanks.
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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
10 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
11 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
11 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
11 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
11 months 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
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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