The Beginning….

Jun 5, 2015 | Views: 1,784

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Everything in life has false dualistic views. If we choose to enter the door of dualism, then we get hurt, disappointed, and bitter in the end. If we choose a better doorway which is emptiness, then the door leads seemingly nowhere yet everywhere. Emptiness of dualism.

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Whatever we choose, everything ends in death in the end. Everything is forgotten, lost, abandoned and taken away. Why bother to spend your whole life gathering things you can keep for a very short time? So better choose a doorway that at death, it leads to something much better. Something you can take…more tangible yet not tangible…your consciousness..mind.

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Your mind is the only thing you actually ‘own’. It travels ‘with’ you life after life taking on different forms, experiencing, collecting, learning and then back to the same thing again. In the end, there’s no place new in samsara you have not been to. It seems like a journey, but it’s just a vicious cycle. Nothing new to learn, only to re-experience again and again.

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At the end of each life cycle, we have to start the dying process again….then death, then rebirth, then death, over and over again with no end….pleasurable to the ignorant. A vicious cycle to those who are Awakened.

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Fired by our attachments, desire and greed we have to take rebirths again and again deceptively thinking it is a new journey or it will be better or it is a place we haven’t been to before. Those are the babblings of the deceived.

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At the end of each deceptive ‘journey’ we take in Samsara, it always ends in death. No matter what forms we take and what ‘new’ lessons we learn, we never really learn because there’s is no new knowledge within samsara’s internal boundaries.

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But if we look outside of samsara’s boundaries, there’s another journey. A true journey. A journey traversed by the Buddhas of the past, and awaiting the Buddhas of the future. This journey has a destination. This destination will not be disappointing or lead to bitterness. It has a wonderful end. But that end will be just the beginning.

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Samfoonheei on Sep 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    True enough life is short, we will all die somedays. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will benefits others and lives meaningfully. That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Live our life, learning Dharma , practice Dharma, is the best choice. Change our thoughts , transform our mind and we change our world. Those who realize their folly are not true fools. Life is too important to be taken seriously. Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. It always seems impossible until it’s done. Death is more universal than life, everyone dies . The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wisdom sharing.

  2. Samfoonheei on Oct 16, 2017 at 11:47 am

    When there is a beginning , there is always a ending in all things . And where there is life there is death. Life and death are one thread same line is how we see viewed from different sides .Whatever is we have to live to the fullest meaningful in our lives without regrets. We owned nothing at the end of day as Rinpoche said these …Nothing is impermanent. What is left behind is just memory in the living . You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth becomes a matter of life and death to you. There is an unending cycle of birth ,death and rebirth. We need to create as much merits as possible before we die and the best way to do that is to learn and practice Dharma, and transform mind to liberating paths.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these precious teachings.

  3. freon on Jul 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Die, rebirth, die and born again, we have forgotten that we are going through this seem like never ending process again and again. Control by self-created actions we seem like do not have any choices to get away from this vicious circle. When the moment of death arrive, lying on the sick bed, we are so in fear and feel hopeless, no clue of what is going to be happened.

    Thus, it is fortunate for me to even read this article and learn that we have choice or chances to liberate our self from samsara, end the dualistic views, hold and practice dharma.

    With this dharma knowledge I have, I hopes I could bring this knowledge to others and benefit them. I hope more sentient being able to liberate themselves from this circle of uncontrolled rebirth and their pain and suffering could end.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this precious teaching.

    With Folded Hand, Love
    Freon

  4. Stella Cheang on Mar 12, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this very profound teaching. Because of us holding on to the dualistic view, we are bound to the “I” heavily, with the “I”, attachment arise. However, nothing that the “I” attached to or possess in this world of this lifetime can be brought along when we die one day, inevitably. We foolishly think that all the temptations in samsara are exotic and fun, but, really, what samsara a.k.a our world is but a gateless theme park that serves unlimited pleasure and pain roller coaster rides with free tickets to hell. Think about it and what we want for our next life before time runs out.

  5. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Feb 12, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I am currently in a retreat and in between sessions, I have been thinking a lot about the things people do that they think will bring them happiness, but in fact keep them trapped in samsara. At one point, I got really frustrated especially when thinking about people who really should know better. WHY do they keep doing the same thing over and over again, thinking it will bring them happiness? They KNOW the Dharma, they KNOW they are going to die one day, and so knowing their time is so short, why are they wasting it on meaningless pursuits? Is their life so bad that they have to distract themselves in this way?

    At one point through all this thinking, I realised how judgmental I was being. What they do that keeps them in samsara may be obvious, but what I am doing is just as bad even if it is more subtle. My own attachment to judgement and the ‘pleasure’ I derive from making such judgements, and my own attachment to thinking that my method is better than theirs, is just as bad as whatever they are engaged in. Why? Because in the end, we all still end up being reborn in samsara anyway. The only difference is how we got there and where we ended up.

    So why create so much karma from such negative, judgemental thoughts about others? In the past, such an attitude has not brought me happiness. Yet, just like the people I was judging, I deceptively imagined that this time, things would be different, I will be proven correct and as a result, I will be happy from having been proven correct. Boy, that was a wake-up call when I came to that conclusion about my own delusions.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful, poetic teaching of the Four Noble Truths. Reading it was very freeing for my mind.

  6. Ong Moh Mei on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    None of us can deny that we will all die one day. With birth, the only certainty is death. Whatever happens in between we may have some predictability, some control but there are too many factors beyond us. While we may not know when or how we will die, we know with absolute certainty that we will. There are many proof that reincarnation exists. For those of you who believe in reincarnation, one must why we keep doing this same cycle again and again. What is the point? Buddhist believes in enlightenment, that there is a journey beyond. But it doesn’t look like people are rushing to get enlightened either. For those who supposedly believe in enlightenment, many still seems to keep going through the cycle of birth and death. Hopefully they will get there some day.

    When I think of enlightenment, that there is something beyond samsara, I always think of the movie The Matrix. Not all who took the red pills and realized the truth of the Matrix were happy with the “real” situation. Sometimes I wonder if enlightenment could be like that. We wake up from the illusion of the fabricated world created by the Matrix only into another hell hole, another gloomy world. True, it may not be fabricated but it’s still just trading one world for another. It’s a scary thought. On one hand is this world which is samsara that we already know it’s just endless suffering one way or another. On the other is the promise of end of suffering. But throughout history, that is what mankind has always been searching for. Is this just another illusion that the grass is always greener on the other side, hence we are never happy where we are and wanted something else somewhere else.

  7. Paul Yap on Dec 20, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    At the end, we only owned our mind, nothing else is owned by us. We can’t take anything with us when we are dead. Money, fame, ego etc will be left behind. We only can take with us the karma and merits we have created and all the right choices we made while we are still alive.

  8. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 18, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Our minds can bring us to a meaningful existence a lifetime of benefitting others, or it can lead us to plain misery over and over again.

  9. Pema Thinley on Oct 2, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    These are words like my alarm to wake me up from my deluded state. whenever i feel lost and not well with my mind, i read these words and really help me remind me of my true purpose in this world. Thank you so much

  10. Kevin W on Jun 17, 2015 at 2:50 am

    How profound.

    Only by cutting desires/attachments can impulse energies be stopped.
    Impulse energies causes karmas to arise.
    Karmas creates the cycle of rebirths.

    By stilling the mind on Emptiness,
    One creates non dualistic mind. No impulse energies are created.
    No impulse energies; no karmas to arise.

    Thus cessation of rebirths is achieved.

    Enlightenment is the Emptiness of the non-dualistic mind.
    No bad no good. No sadness no happiness. No pleasure no pain.

    • Kevin W on Jun 17, 2015 at 8:34 am

      Correction. It’s Impulse Thought Energy.
      Everything arises from Thoughts, that which creates karma.

  11. Datuk May on Jun 11, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Birth is the beginning of life or is death the beginning? Somehow, either way makes sense.

    My point of view is if we have lived our lives within the teachings of the Awakened one, and with the inevitable ageing of the machine called our physical body, isn’t death a beginning whereby we can discard our worn out vessel and have the controlled and tamed mind to take on a new vessel to continue our work.

  12. Li Kheng on Jun 10, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    This post makes me reflect on how I and many people have viewed life from an angle that is opposite of the truth. So much time is spent to staying alive and preserving the body when such effort is futile because nothing can defeat the inevitable destination of death. Similarly, so much effort is put into avoiding death when that is the one aspect of our life that is certain.

    This is the true meaning of irony.

    I am sharing this with my friends who participated in the Inner Peace Retreat at Kechara Forest Retreat. It will make a powerful and potentially liberating subject for contemplative meditation.

  13. JP on Jun 9, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    “But if we look outside of samsara’s boundaries, there’s another journey. A true journey. A journey traversed by the Buddhas of the past, and awaiting the Buddhas of the future. This journey has a destination. This destination will not be disappointing or lead to bitterness. It has a wonderful end. But that end will be just the beginning.”

    The last sentence of the paragraph caught my attention, “But that end will be just the beginning.”. This has always been my question. Once we become a Buddha, then what happens? Once all lives are liberated, then what’s next? I believe this question is too profound for us to understand.

    What’s more important for my level is to be liberated first. By that time, I may find my answers to what’s next. I believe that’s where we truly live, free of delusions.

  14. Shelly Tai on Jun 8, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for constantly remind us about death and impermanent , it is indeed a very profound teaching that will release us from a lot of suffering it actually lead us to let go a lot of our self graping so that we will be more willing to help others and think less about our need , and it also help us to stay in our spiritual path and not give up easily.

  15. Lum Kok Luen on Jun 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing and reminding us of the “End Day” and the teaching on Emptiness.
    It’s really a reminder call to drop our egos, desires, hatred, greed, etc., etc.

    Humbly yours,
    _/\_
    Lum Kok Luen

  16. Joy on Feb 2, 2014 at 1:25 am

    If we can really internalise this, then all problems, sufferings, anger, hatred, disharmony, stress, fears, issues we have in our life will just melt away because what’s the point in getting so “hung up” about? Instead we would treasure and really appreciate our precious “human” body that is fit and able to do Dharma and my gawd… and we have a Guru to guide us on top of that!

    We don’t realise this, that is why our bad habituations are still so hard and tough and deeply ingrained in us. But I must say, it is because of Rinpoche’s teachings and constant care in finding interesting ways to “remind” us of this impermanence existence, we may perhaps have a 10% realisation or a glimpse of how we can change our lives and other’s lives around us and hopefully we get it eventually and live a fuller, more purposeful, happier life.

    An apt reminder during this Chinese New Year as everyone goes around showing gratitude and paying respects to their folks… but shouldn’t this be done even without CNY? I guess samsara makes us “busy”.

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

    I certainly need this very much to remind myself of what life would be at the end and refresh myself with a better attitude towards life and train myself to be committed with my Dharma work.

    Thank you Rinpoche very much of sharing this.

  18. Vinnie Tan on Jul 28, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Although the pictures in this article are very gruesome, but it reminds us hat we will be in the future when we die or when we are poor and do not have food. We should not be taking what we have for granted, not wasting our lives in the enjoyment of the samsara activities. We should always keep in mind about what we have, being grateful for what is given to us. Give others as well when we can.

  19. […] H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche wrote a truly mind-blowing blog entitled, “The Beginning” about life on earth, and how we truly own nothing. And the only thing we can take with us is our minds. Do have a read at http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/2010/06/the-beginning.html. […]

  20. Anila on Dec 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    When there is a begining there will be an end. Its just like going round and round in circles without and end. So is life. You were born as a baby then you grow up. And grow old then die. And you take rebirth again in a different environment and a different body. Except that what has not change is your consciousness. Your Karma will have to change by how you cause it and the effect of the result. So at the beginning when we create a good cause for the good result to happen at the end so it can connect to the beginning again. In doing this we must accumulate merits during our lifetimes for us to be able to get good karma for this to happen.

  21. Sean Wang on Nov 17, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    ever since I was born I have been continuously been walking in the door of dualism.everything ends in death and begins again.The only thing that we actually would have is our mind. I would feel very bored if I would be able to feel like that right now to grow old then die then get young again. Then do it again and again. If my mind could remember what happens in my cycle I think that I would get a headache.
    greed, attachments and desire is keeping the cycle goig on. So, I will stop all of that to prevent me from going continuosly into that cycle over and over again.

  22. Gim Lee on Nov 15, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    This thought provoking post keeps me thinking… I have no attained views to offer but I wish to share the following views that I thought could be very useful on this topic…

    “…Buddhism teaches us ways to let go and simply to approach life as it is, whatever we might find, with the most simple, sane, clear mind possible. We are given methods to know referenceless rather than conduct a life-long war against it so that the complications in our mind can dissipate, so that we can make more peace with whatever we face…

    In Buddhism, emptiness, the gap that composes the open dimension, is not a problem. In dualism, we have avoided the gap, lost touch with what it really is and believe it is a problem. We are superstitious even phobic about that gap, the godlessness, the non-concrete.

    Buddhist practitioners are people who are willing to look beyond that superstition, to be curious enough to explore the experience of the texture reality as it is, rather than relate to it as if we already understand it, rather than relate to it through ideas… ”

    By Troma Rinpoche from “Entering The Open Dimension – A Buddhist View of God, Godlessness and The Sacred

    Thank you Rinpoche

  23. Lim Han Nee on Aug 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this beautiful and profound teaching. It took me a long while to fathom even a little of its depth.
    I am trying to find my way though it in this response.
    ‘Everything in life has false dualistic views. if we choose to enter the doorway of dualism then we get hurt, disappointed and bitter in the end. If we choose a better doorway which is emptiness(emptiness of dualism), then the doorway seemingly leads us nowhere and everywhere’.
    If we choose the doorway which is emptiness(free of dualism), we will be undertaking a journey out of samsara and its vicious cycle of uncontrolled existences of suffering. This is, in fact, the journey which past Buddhas have undertaken to Enlightenment and liberation from suffering, and which future Buddhas will undertake.
    This journey, whose doorway is emptiness, requires that we relinquish ‘self’ to realize a mind of ‘selflessness’.This ‘selfless’ mind is the ‘mind of clarity’ and is also a ‘non-dual space mind’. It is free of bias, free of desirous attachment and hatred and sees all beings as ‘inseparably related’. Thus, it is a mind that is free of the causes of suffering and of suffering, as it unwaveringly sees the ultimate nature of self and all phenomena.
    To realize this ‘selfless’, non-dualistic mind, we have to dismantle our closed conceptual mind and free it of its habituated and distorted perceptions and projections which make it see self and all things as substantial, permanent, independently existing and separate, and labels and classifies all things.It is this closed conceptual mind, that labels and discriminates out of wrong projections and perceptions, that feeds the roosters and the snakes in us and create our suffering, our hurts,our disappointments and out bitterness.

  24. Allan Lee 李栢荣 on Jul 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    This is really a great teaching passed on by Rinpoche. Every time we are caught within ourselves because we could not see the other view of matter. We are so attached with so much matters and we tend to lose ourselves during the process.
    We are covered with greed and blinded with desire to get certain things or even a person.
    Recently I get to know an old lady, who is telling everyone how much she had cared and loved here godson, but once the godson met a girlfriend, she went into defensive mode and started bombarding her godson with mean words and words to degrade the girl and humiliate the girl.
    It is really a hard situation to see for the poor guy, but in the end he just told the old lady, hope she will respect him and her girlfriend and told her that she will always be his godmother no matter what happened. But the lady refused everything and objected, saying if he insist to be with the girl, then they will no longer be related as godmom and godson relationship.
    Sad situation though to see it ended that way. But it really shows how human can be blinded with greed and desire where they tend to think that they can own everytime, creating negative karma as it goes on.

  25. ng yew seng on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Rinpoche, thank you for the powerful words and powerful pictures. One point that most affected me was the point about being caught in a vicious cycle. I had to ask myself , why do I let myself to still be caught in this vicious cycle ? I think probably due to countless lifetimes of negative habituations. It’s like being caught in a whirlpool. At least now I’m starting to learn how to swim out from it. The first few strokes will be difficult but with Rinpoche’s blessings and the help of my fellow kecharians , I will save myself and in turn learn to save others. I think my fellow kecharians are superb fighters. Fighters of their own habituations. Thank you Rinpoche for your unending patience with us and your guidance.

  26. Elena on Jul 9, 2010 at 1:23 am

    What a powerful blog post, made even more powerful by the images that Rinpoche added. In speaking about duality, it reminds me of a short teaching that Rinpoche gave on the visualisation we should hold during a Medicine Buddha puja.
    Rinpoche spoke about Menlha’s residing in non-dual space, which is the clarity of the mind. In that state, it means he is without attachment – without duality, there is no good or bad, no right or wrong, no black or white. Thus, residing in non-duality, Menlha exists only to benefit us, no matter what actions he manifests and however it appears. And because Menlha is without attachment, he manifests in his physical blue form.
    In the same way our Guru is also without attachment – everything about his body, speech and mind is for others. One example is that he takes on the robes, to show he is in service of others. We cannot take on the robes ourselves but our Guru can, because he is without attachment.
    That teaching really stuck with me because of the visualisation that Rinpoche later gave on prostrations. It was the first time I felt I could really apply a teaching on non-duality to my practice, that non-duality was an actual achievable state of being. Rinpoche said,
    1) As we recite NAMO GURU BEH and NAMO BUDDHA YAH, think, “May I attain your non-dual space body”
    2) As we recite NAMO DHARMA YAH, think, “May I attain your non-dual space speech”
    3) As we recite NAMO SANGHA YAH, think, “May I attain your non-dual space mind”
    4) As you go down to the ground, think, “I surrender everything to you”
    5) As you come back up, think, “I rise to practise the Dharma for others”
    That’s the visualisation I have every time I do prostrations now, whether it’s to Menlha or not, just because it is so beautiful.

  27. Susan Lim on Jul 7, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    “Where u and what you doing?” is what Rinpoche will send to his students for updates. In relation to Rinpoche’s advice to Melvin, “In spirituality, always ask yourself questions regarding what you are doing and why you are doing it daily” gives a different perspective to “where u and what you doing?” It’s a way for the student to also check what they are up to in their mind which is reflected in their daily activities.
    This blogpost is not just some clever sayings illustrated by photos to impress…It is brilliant, it is pure wisdom..on top of that, what I wish to point out is Rinpoche use many methods to push his students to realize what is said in the blogpost…to shape our minds and thus affecting the way we live our lives to achieve happiness with no regrets when we look back…
    I love this post very much as it hits home what really matters.

  28. ngeowchin on Jul 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    What a graphically beautiful way to present such a profound teaching on dualism, emptiness and impermanence -yet its key points are easy for us to grasp, to reflect , to relate and to practice.
    It really hits me that we can be so foolish to hang on to things, to spend so much energy( some more leading to stress and anxiety )in acquiring them ( mostly not essential things that we need but out of greed ), which, as Rinpoche said , we can only have them for a very short time.
    The only thing we can bring along to our future lives when our body die and decays is our mind.
    We should spend time to learn how to train our mind to become a beautiful wise mind which will be free from negative thoughts if we care about our future.
    We must because there are so many future lives ahead of us while there is only one present one now. The best use of this present life is to do something truly meaningful with it,as Rinpoche says here
    instead of going after temporary pleasures with nothing prepared for the future.

  29. mima on Jun 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us this very precious teaching!

  30. Jace Chong on Jun 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the teachings.
    Ya, we should always “zoom out” and see what is the whole picture of life and not focus on the short terms satisfaction.

  31. Lamjp9188 on Jun 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    thank you it realy warms my heart`

  32. Sonia Waskin on Jun 13, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    My Dear Rinpoche
    This was truely a powerful teaching for me. Lately I have felt that I have been doing the same thing over and over again and it is now clear that the feelings I have are very true to past lives. So my question is in today’s world how do I find my way clear of being “bored” How do I center myself with contentment?
    Everyday I go for a walk and marvel at all that were given in this world with the trees, the sky, the creatures but it is difficult to be thankful for all human creatures. This is a hard path and I need to work on this but do not know how. Does this work hand in hand with centering oneself? Yours Truely Sonia (Suncy)

  33. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Jun 13, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    The best anyone can do if not enlightenment is to gain mastery over taking rebirth. Where you want to go can be determined if you practice the sacred Vajra Yogini Tantra thoroughly.
    Start now before you are awarded the empowerment by:
    Holding vows and commitments.
    Be honourable and have integrity.
    Whatever work or practices you’ve been assigned, do it diligently and happily.
    Develop contemplations on the good qualities of one’s lama again and again.
    Never give up.
    Practice the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation.
    Then:
    Engage in the preliminary practices slowly but surely and finish.
    Guru Yoga
    Vajrasattva
    Mandala
    Prostrations
    Water offerings
    35 Confessional Buddhas
    Don’t practice when you get Vajra Yogini, because you can start now. You have Vajra Yogini now. If your teacher says start, start in this way that I’ve written. Start now.
    Have a sacred image of Vajra Yogini on your shrine and do all the practices ‘directed’ or focussed on Her. Hence you create powerful affinity with Her starting now.
    Don’t waste time and procrastinate due to excuses that arise from empty reasonings.
    Tsem Tulku

  34. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Jun 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Dear Datuk,
    Ridding your mind of dualism is not a hobby or a mission, it is the very purpose you should live for. We should all live for. If we do, all our actions become spontaneously spiritual.
    Since you wish to bring others to spiritual practice, the more you rid yourself of dualism, the more effective you will be. The very reason to bring people to dharma is to help them to the highest goal, getting rid of dualism. For when dualism is eliminated, the SENSE OF FREEDOM, HAPPINESS AND LIGHTNESS you feel will be irreplacable and infectious to others.
    Keep samaya clean, do all dharma/secular work with a supreme motivation as in the King of Prayers, contemplate on the reality of death daily with great concentration, look back at what life was about and determine to not waste the rest of our lives. These points are very important for our pursuit of non-dualism.
    I wish you my best and send you my care,
    Tsem Tulku

  35. Datuk May Phng on Jun 13, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teaching. I will learn to rid my life of my dualistic mind with the purpose to live in the Dharma to benefit others.

  36. Thom on Jun 13, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Very Clear and tranquile!

  37. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Jun 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Dear Mervin,
    Sidetracking does happen when we don’t contemplate on the impermanence and transiency of our situation. Also remembering what is this all for and asking that question honestly will help very much.
    In spirituality, always ask yourself questions regarding what you are doing and why you are doing it daily. What is the purpose of work, money, food, aging, death, sickness, etc. Ask daily to yourelf.
    Tsem Tulku

  38. Mervin on Jun 12, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for reminding me… I have side tracked and i am happy I read this post.

  39. Wu Yew Seng on Jun 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Dear Rinpoche many thanks for the very insightful teaching and to summarize, what rinpoche had written is actually the three Dharma Seals in Buddhism.
    1. Anicca: impermanence
    2. Anatta: non-Self
    3. Nirvana: Liberation
    The Three Dharma Dharma is common amongst all schools of Buddhism and in fact the three dharma seals is what used by Buddhist to differentiate what is Dharma and what is not. In my own opinion, it is vital to align our motivation and practice with the three dharma seals to ensure that our practice is in the correct direction.
    Well learned is very good but if one known a lot but do not apply what they have learned, then it will be like what the Jewish people always said, it is like a donkey carrying lot of books on it. Instead of using the knowledge for their own good, one will be burden by all this knowledge.

  40. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Jun 12, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Dear Sarah,
    Your very welcome. It reminds me too.
    I wish you well and much happiness.
    Tsem Tulku

  41. Sarah on Jun 12, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Beautiful!
    This teaching certainly help remind people like me… not to stray from practicing Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche 🙂

  42. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Jun 12, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Dear Roland,
    I like what you have quoted from Dharmakirit. Superb. Now you must fully practice it and get along with every single person that irritates you. As you grow more and more patient with people, then you know your holding of self and others is lessening. Then the faults ‘cannot’ arise.
    You should become the hotline for patience.
    Please start today and practice with everyone past, present and future.
    I wish you luck, tremendous success and happiness,
    Tsem Tulku

  43. Roland Yap on Jun 12, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Very Nice. Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful teaching.
    Can I just add a short saying by Dharmakirti to your blog.
    By holding ‘self’ we hold ‘others’.
    Through ‘self and others’ attachment and aversion arise.
    And in connection with this
    All faults arise.

  44. Dino Goh on Jun 12, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for such a stunning teaching.
    You are teaching us that in life we have got a choice, same old same old in the samsara or willing to make a difference to a better place. Your teaching is absolutely true.
    The reason why people are so excited with their experiences due to attachment. Choosing a different path indeed is coming out from the dark.
    This is too important for me to learn today.
    Dino

  45. Paris on Jun 12, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for those many apt and stunning reminders and teachings. Those pictures sure are gruesome… but at the end of the day, yes, that’s what we all are – just a bag of bones and flesh.

  46. susan on Jun 11, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    absolute wisdom, insight…truth. I’ve read and reread this post and can’t get enough of it. I see something new each time i read it. Thank you so Rinpoche for compiling the beautiful photos to go with the teaching!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 23. 2021 04:55 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche, for this important knowledge what to look for signs that our doggie in pain. By knowing what to do and look out for, it will certainly help owners to detect the situation. When we spend time with them we could understand them better when they are in pain. Since they are not able to tell us we have the responsibility to take care of them. Pain can be difficult to detect in older dogs. Doggie in pain tend to be more vocal, it’s not always easy to spot immediately. They will only express in a number of ways such as whining, whimpering, growling, and so forth. It is important for dog owners to recognize subtle signs of pain in their dog. Hence reading this post have help me to observe my doggie better.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/7-signs-your-dog-is-in-pain-and-trying-to-hide-it.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 23. 2021 04:53 PM
    Inspiring post of a soldier turned Buddhist monk living in remote raw Ural mountains of Russia . With little and much hardship , they never give up feeling happy with their struggles. They managed to build a spiritual community up in the remote mountains. Led by Mikhail Sannikov, now known as Lama Dokshit, a veteran of the USSR’s Afghanistan war . He established a monastery on an isolated mountaintop named Shad Tchup Ling, meaning “place of practice and realisation. The monastery is visited by thousands yearly by tourist and locals.
    But sadly this monastery was built on private lands own by a metallurgical mining company . Since 2016, it has been desired to demolish the Buddhist Shedrub Ling temple on Mount Kachkanar. The Buddhist community have tried many times to legalize the structures. The mining and others have claimed rights to the land. The Buddhist community was asked to leave then. The latest update dated second February 2021 is that the monastery will be under the security of the mining company where the Urals Buddhists are allowed back to the mountain only certain days of the week. May this inspiring monastery up in the mountains continue to flourish and may the mining company not demolished it .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.
    READ MORE AT…for the latest news
    https://www2.stetson.edu/religious-news/210202a.html

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/buddhist-monks-far-off-in-the-russian-mountains.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 21. 2021 04:13 PM
    Reading this post reminds me of my first pilgrimage trip to Wu Tai San . Went with my Kecharians brothers and sisters few years back. Great memories indeed, we are so fortunate given the opportunity to visit such holy site of Lord Manjushri and more it’s a pilgrimage.
    Mount Wutai is a sacred mountain, one of the Four Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism. Mount Wutai, known as ‘the five terrace mountain’, is the highest in Northern China believed to be the earthly abodes of Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Great ….Each peak is inhabited by a different form of Manjushri. Its five main peaks, positioned east, south, west, north, and in the middle, embrace one another with broad and plain . From the 1st century AD to the early 20th century many temples have been built on the steep slopes . Besides the religious aspect, the beauty of rising and falling ridges of mountains, exotic rocks, are really amazing. The beautiful scenery there is a masterpiece of exquisite acts of nature, predominantly visible over the five main peaks. What really important is that Mount Wutai have a connection and vast history with many Tibetan lamas. From Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen to China’s most benevolent rulers, Emperor Kangxi .
    Looking through those beautiful pictures tell us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Karen for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/pilgrimage-to-mount-wutai.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 21. 2021 04:10 PM
    Ullambana is a Buddhist festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month according to the Buddhist calendar. It is a festival of liberation, as to provide salvation and relief to the ghosts and spirits of the dead. The Buddhist origins of the Ullambana Festival can be traced back to a story that originally came from India. By observing the practice of Ullambana we could liberate the deceased from the three suffering realms and allow the living to enjoy a life of abundance, good fortune and longevity. During this festival, offerings such as light, foods, prayers are made to the spirits of the dead and to the hungry ghosts. On this day, Buddhists offer prayers both to their departed forefathers and to their living parents and elders.
    Great …at Kechara Forest Retreat , Bentong, two powerful and extensive pujas will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We are fortunate this year even though we are not able to attend at KFR , these pujas will be streamed live. The two powerful and extensive pujas is to remove obstacles and generate even more merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche ,Sharon Ong and those who are involved making it possible.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/celebrating-ullambana-the-original-hungry-ghost-festival.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 19. 2021 03:16 PM
    Sad to see those homeless people and now with the pandemic , it is even more . Thousands of homeless people were housed in temporary shelters during Malaysia’s COVID-19 lockdown . We have to face and accept them they exist every where. Its true that the homeless and the people living on the streets, and many off them much as the thought might create discomfort and uneasiness among many of us. Occasionally, we might come across one sleeping on the pavement, smelly, begging, sitting on pavements with a vacant look in their eyes, walking with a sack and on the lookout for foods. Many have returned to the streets and are now living hand-to-mouth….
    H. E Tsem Rinpoche knows how it is to be homeless as he had experienced homelessness while teenager back in US. Tsem Rinpoche then set up Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to distribute warmed foods from 15 packets to thousands . With many volunteers helping up during the distribution in downtown Kuala Lumpur . Not only serves foods , giving free hair cuts and KSK’s volunteer doctors provide free medical check ups, wound dressings. These are some of the services provided. KSK team has done a wonderful jobs. The homeless deserves a much more caring society. Thanks to KSK team and volunteers , keep it up.
    Thank you Rinpoche and and Pastor Henry for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/homelessness-in-malaysia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 19. 2021 03:13 PM
    Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains . Noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, and so forth . Beautiful place that piques the imagination and inspires the soul with its dramatic landscape and natural beauty . Well it said to be nothing less than stunning, with a diversity that has attracted thousand locals and tourist. An unbeatable destination with natural beauty will truly offers u for everyone.
    I have not been to Colorado or any US states before but reading this post I can imagine the beauty of this place. A perfect environment for me is somewhere quiet far away from a busy place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/top-25-mountain-towns-in-colorado.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 19. 2021 03:11 PM
    The sacred and magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan,at 5596 meters high is a famous snow mountain in China. It a tourist place for sightseeing, climbing, hiking, as it is covered by snow all year round. Having two new dharma centre in Yunnan province built has proven the growth of Dorje Shugden’s practice around the world. The first is a Dorje Shugden stupa in the Jade Dragon (Yulong) Snow Mountain area . The second is the rebuilding of Chosang Temple in Shangri-la. Looking at those pictures is a blessing , these temples at the snow- capped mountains will definitely benefits many and many more to come. I have been to Yunnan the famous snow mountains but not been to these 2 temples as mentioned in this post. It was a very nice challenging to go up the Jade Dragon Snow mountain. I did enjoyed a nice and mysterious view anyways. Loved to visit Yunnan again if given a chance.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/two-holy-places-in-yunnan-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 17. 2021 04:00 PM
    Amazing………talented Korean artist painter An Jung-hwan creates realistic paintings that look like portals into vivid landscapes. His painstakingly meticulous technique simply amazing as perfect as a photograph . Each nature scene is so enticing in its clarity, he spends numerous weeks and countless hours working on a single painting. His stunning landscape paintings have been exhibited throughout Korea and Asia. He did held several solo exhibitions in Korea. Looking at those paintings in this post tells all…..so realistic. It could not see the difference whether its real or just paintings. Loves all his paintings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a GREAT artist.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/amazing-artist.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 17. 2021 03:58 PM
    Unsung Hero of a Kenyan famer Patrick Mwalua who goes all the way out to save wild animals after witnessing a thirsty buffalo sniffing at an empty water hole during the drought. Since then he decided that he use his evenings to bring water to the animals to prevent them from going into the villages in search of water. The Kenyan hero have been supplying drinking water to animals. Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua known to many as the Waterman of Tsavo. He gained admiration over his passion to save the ecosystem by supplying clean drinking water at the Tsavo West National Park when the country was reeling from a prolonged dry spell. He found a cause that is more meaningful , giving new meaning to nature conservation. Inspiring indeed what he did is truly amazing travelling miles just to bring water to wild animals. Wish there were more like people Mwalua doing a good job saving animals.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 16. 2021 03:59 PM
    Tunnels are echoey, dark and often damp are where the perfect places for ghostly encounters. That’s why so many tunnels are said to be haunted. They’re more than a little creepy as they are mostly abandoned railway tunnel with histories as former dwellings, burial grounds and so forth.
    Interesting to know all about those most haunted rather creepy tunnels across the globe. Wow ….it never come across me that there so many of them . Reading through these post and seeing those creepy pictures tells all some still continue to echo today. The legend behind this haunting of each tunnel really will scare people away yet many tunnel still carries trains today. Many reports said that strange lights, ghostly appearances and, most often, groans of agony.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting read.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/creepy-tunnels-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 16. 2021 03:56 PM
    Tsunmo Tsel Monastery was once a summer residence for Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wencheng. Tsunmo Tsel is a Gelup monastery that was founded by Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen in 1420 in central Tibet. Interesting history of this Gelup monastery , located in Tsunmo Tsel village, Tibet where Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen’s body was placed in a stupa. It’s a beautiful Stupa and so blessed able to see it during my trip back in 2019. It seems that during renovations when his body was removed from the stupa, a fragrant scent permeated through the entire place. Well its a sign of his pure moral discipline being a close disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa. He was well-known for holding his vows . Interest read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/historic-tsunmo-tsel-monastery-with-the-body-of-duldzin-drakpa-gyaltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 16. 2021 03:54 PM
    Interesting read of this Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery with an interesting legend behind it. All about a wealthy Han family having a daughter named Qiaoyun. She was considered to be as the emanation of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy . As a young age, Qiaoyun was already inclined towards Buddhism, refusing arranged marriage as her interest is in Buddhism. Her life story tells all how she managed to save many lives in the village even before she was ordained a nun. Great explanation of the significance of fragrant scent in Buddhism and sharing of the 33 manifestations of Guan Yin . Loved those pictures of Quan Yin , beautiful indeed and seeing it is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/xiangshui-perfume-nunnery-%e9%be%99%e5%8f%a3%e5%8d%97%e5%b1%b1%e9%a6%99%e6%b0%b4%e5%ba%b5.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 15. 2021 04:20 PM
    Yes this 12-year-old Mongolian boy name Uudam is really amazing . He sang beautifully in his song ‘Mother in the dream’ in the China got talent contest. He rendered the song full of emotion and delivered it deep from his heart, looking at his expression. His singing touched every audience and the judges as well . Even though not many people understand the lyrics in Mongolian yet his singing voice simply amazing and emotion . Such a great song indeed. All I could say he is truly talented .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-mongolian-boy-sings-about-his-mother-in-heaven.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 15. 2021 04:19 PM
    Shocking reading this again as it happened in Malaysia . At the Petknode Cat Boarding center or pet’s hotel in Damansara Damai and Sungai Buloh had been allegedly abandoned and starved 200 cats and a dog . Anxious pet owners and animal lovers came to the rescue. Over 100 cats and a dog were rescued from the Damansara Damai location ,while another 100 cats at Sungai Buloh. 300 starved and 13 died- Many outraged Malaysians including celebrities , social media Facebook groups expressed their anger over it. Hopefully stern punishment should enforced on those who abused animals. Animals should be given a chance to live, love by all, they are one of us . Teaching kids early to love ,care for animals should be taught in schools.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/300-starved-and-13-died-petknode.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 14. 2021 04:22 PM
    Great teachings from this post to practice the Dharma well . We have to practice the preliminaries well before going further and deeper. The purpose of the preliminaries practice is to purify negative karma and accumulate merit . Once the teachings become realisation, and we prepare the mind for advance practices. Reading this will help us to realise the importance of learning dharma, transforming our mind and putting into practice. We should not of the importance of human rebirth and impermanence and all about at the time of death.
    Preliminary practice is Dharma practice. I have still plenty to learn from this knowledgeable post. Reading this over and over again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/preliminary-practice.html

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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
2 months ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
8 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
10 months ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
11 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
11 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
11 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 years ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
1 years ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
1 years ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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