The secrets to having a good relationship

Feb 16, 2012 | Views: 3,476

Dear friends,

There are ways we can have a good relationship with our spouse and partners. The methods are not hard. How ‘hard’ it is to implement is dependent on how much you really want this relationship. How much we want ANYTHING IS HOW HARD WE MAKE IT IN OUR MINDS. The reasons why you find it hard to implement changes in you in order to have a good relationship, could be due to these few things perhaps?

  1. Subconsciously you don’t feel the relationship is worth it.
  2. You are using the person, so they stay or leave you could care less. It is only for your personal advantage.
  3. You didn’t even know your actions were affecting them in such a manner.
  4. The person has hurt you so much, but you are afraid you won’t find someone else.
  5. Low self-esteem overall.
  6. You don’t want to be conscious of it because it is too much work.
  7. You can find someone else easily you think.
  8. Fear.
  9. You don’t care.
  10. Convenience.
  11. You want to punish them. Revenge.
  12. You want to punish yourself.
  13. You don’t deserve better.
  14. You don’t want to be alone at all costs even at the cost of your happiness. Ironic as it sounds.
  15. Wrong cultural beliefs about women. About men. About relationships.
  16. You just wanted the spouse for the kids and the spouse doesn’t matter. Or you’re stuck because you had the kids.
  17. You have this relationship because you simply can.
  18. Rebound.
  19. For money or lack of it.
  20. Showing off.
  21. Keep family quiet.
  22. Desperation.
  23. Immaturity.
  24. Unwilling to face facts and move on.
  25. Spoilt. Things have been always easy for you so no one else matters except yourself. Sadly, in the end, you will need others.
  26. Maybe none of the above and there are more reasons both valid and invalid.
  27. For the passport or citizenship. Asylum.
  28. You have nowhere to go.
  29. Tradition. Face.
  30. Medical condition. Mental or physical. (Get help because your partner and you are worth it.)
  31. Parents.
  32. Combinations or variations of the above.

You have to check if it’s any of the 32 listed and figure out why. Deal with it. Face it. And do something positive with it. Most of all be honest, be open, be communicative and keep your promises always. Face the music, overcome it and be in a healthy situations with or without a relationship ultimately. You and your partner deserve it.

Whether relationships go right or not is from the onset. You have to ask yourself WHY DID YOU GET TOGETHER WITH THIS OTHER PERSON IN THE FIRST PLACE. If the motivation was purely self serving, then as time goes on, things will unravel for sure. Think carefully.

 

My feelings on how to have a good relationship

(If you don’t speak Chinese, fast forward the talk and then it’s in English)

I am NOT the expert by far, but some of my thoughts my help… Good luck in whatever you do. Never stay quiet. Never let things just run their course. Always take action and do something. Make things happen. That is the key.

What’s a Buddhist monk doing talking about relationships? Shouldn’t he teach detachment? Well, how much I teach detachment and non-attachment, you are still going to have relationships at the moment… so give some help for now… Simply, very few are so advanced to be unattached, so help people at all levels. I need dharma help at many levels… everyone is the same… Over the last 19 years I have been consulted hundreds of times by various groups/people in many countries on their private relationships, so I thought I share somethings here that I’ve learned from these encounters with hundreds of people… The funny thing is most of them say out the solutions themselves during their conversations with me…

Tsem Rinpoche
 

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  1. Yee Yin on Nov 5, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    We are the creators of our happiness and problems, no one else. Nothing come easy, we have to work hard for the things that we want. If we are not putting the effort to make ourselves better and our relationship better, who can be blame? Just like a plant, if we don’t take care of it, how can we expect beautiful flowers blossoming?

    It is hard to look at our true self, because we have to face our ugly side. Most of the time we are not as good as we portray ourselves to be. But once we are honest to ourselves and transform to become better, we will be see good things happening to us.

  2. Anne Ong on May 5, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    i truly admire Rinpoche for being so spontaneous, open minded and caring to give relationship advice which is very important to build up a good relationship. i agree with all the points and that communication and promises are very important to have better understanding and trust in each other in a relationship. Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing these wonderful advice 🙏👍😍

  3. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the advises in regard of relationship. I think the above advises are applicable to our relationship not just with our partner but to the extend to our family, parents, co-workers and friends .etc My bottom line, always ask myself do I do this for myself or for the sake of other person. Always remind myself tha Dharma is the solution always apply it.

    With folded hands,
    Carmen Lin

  4. Vinnie Tan on Nov 16, 2013 at 1:23 am

    We always think that the solution to have a better relationship is always with our partner, but in actual fact, it lies in our hands. We should never blame our partners for our failure, instead we should look at ourselves, knowing where the main problem of ourselves lie at. Only then, we can change ourselves and improve ourselves.

  5. Paris on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I think the common factor in every of those questions is that it makes us reflect just how of it we’re in the relationship for ourselves – or how much we’re willing to make compromises and “sacrifices” for the sake of the other person. I remember watching this movie many years ago, called “Closer” (With Natalie Portman, jude law…. I think) and being horrified that the entire movie was about how much people set out to hurt each other in their relationships. But that’s actually precisely what we do – we set out with our own horrible, selfish agendas and then eventually, we end up with nothing. We end up being with someone but feeling lonely, or worse, being with someone only to hurt them – then why be with someone?

    In contrast, I love this more recent post that Rinpoche wrote: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/for-couples.html It looks at how to be more uplifting to each other – how we can make a difference in the life of someone for the better and even work together with them to become doubly effective in our work and practice… so the relationship becomes truly beneficial and there is a real reason to be together, instead of it being destructive or a means for furthering our selfishness.

  6. Thomas Marechal on Aug 5, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Thank you so much for this blog rinpoche, you show me the way in the area of my life it’s really complicated I’ve got a big low self-esteem of myself and I know that put trouble to my partner in all kind of way.
    thank you so much for have show me the light

  7. Yoke Fui on Jun 23, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Like everything else, how much we put into a relationship is how much we get in return from it.

    If we sincerely want it to work, we need to put in our best by improving ourselves. Improving oneself is not dependent on your partner’s progress. We take the responsibility to do it first and inspire him /her to follow. Even if our partner does not follow our example, what have we got to lose by improving ourselves?

    And if your partner does not “make you a happier, better and kinder version of yourself” , you always have a choice – be single , he/she is not the right person for you.Move on.

  8. mary donnelly on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I like your comment rinpoche about never stay quiet, never just let things run their course, make things happen. It reminds me of the concept of “living with intention” and that is what I try to do in every area of my life. thank you.

  9. William on Feb 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Very good points to ponder on. Sometimes it is not just one point but a few that adds up together. Definitely will need to work on my shortcomings. It definitely will help in my relationship. Thank you Rinpoche for spending time to post up this post.

  10. tenzin llhamo on Feb 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Through the marriage that failed, I have learned to let go and forgive. Before that, I’ve always demanded more, making the relationship strained and going down the drain fast. But the advantage of it was that I learned to be independent and less demanding. I was very lucky to found Dharma during those difficult times which really helped my mind and the relationship. Although we divorced but we stayed on as good friends which was very good for my kids and family. For me, in order to make relationships work, we shouldnt take advantage, demand and be selfish. The points above really made me realize that I used to be like that and it is so WRONG! I believe in what Rinpoche said :
    Whether relationships go right or not is from the onset. You have to ask yourself WHY DID YOU GET TOGETHER WITH THIS OTHER PERSON IN THE FIRST PLACE. If the motivation was purely self serving, then as time goes on, things will unravel for sure. Think carefully.

  11. Christine Wang on Feb 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    The No.1 fits me. One thing I learnt is that you need to be happy as an individual. If you are not happy yourself, don’t ever expect someone else is going to change your situation. If the relationship can make you happier (but not sure how long it will last), keep it. If not, rather stay single la~

    Christine

  12. Carmen Koo on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I have not been in many relationships at all but I feel that the above is so true. Many of us even though we are not happy being in a relationship still continue being in it because of comfort and unwillingness to change. It takes so much to be in a committed, respectful (of each other) and happy relationship, yet so little -it depends on whether we want to make it work or not and how are minds react to it which in turn is reflected in our attitudes, actions and speech.

    The above, although specifically listed for relationships, is actually a guideline to all the relationships we have with others -friends, parents, colleagues etc. How do we make the relationships we have with others beneficial, happy, successful and long term. All our lives we are interacting with others, building relationships.

    Anyways it takes so much to have a relationship with a single partner or spouse. It’s so funny how so many base their happiness on a single (i hope) relationship with others. For me, have it or not, happiness does not rely on an external source that can come and go anytime. I’d rather make many others happy through the work that I do. Omg I’m making myself sound like a spinster haha.

    I think what Rinpoche mentions is the most important – how much we want anything is how hard we make it in our minds. If we keep saying something is hard to do and achieve, we will never put our efforts towards it and make the necessary changes to make things happen. What we do is up to us. We should always take action to make things happen. Ultimately, everything lies in our own hands.

  13. Choi Sheem on Feb 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Rinpoche, this is a powerful teaching as it touches on relationship, which everyone of us goes through. I totally agree that being faithful is the key ingredient in any relationship. Also taking actions and making things happen. Yes. I will not get anything accomplished if I just keep quiet. It is so true in so many aspects of our life. Which brings to mind a song by Mariah Carey,:- Make It Happen. Thank you so much, Rinpoche

  14. MayOng on Feb 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    We all come into relationships with all kinds of people we meet all our lives. Due to selfish reasons, we maintain a relationship solely for those selfish thoughts but it did not last. Relationship takes up our time, effort and much thoughts from our part with the other party.

    Due to sensitivity in relationships, we fear we offend them with honest words therefore we keep silent but does that help us in the end? It did not help me. I went out to try a different method.

    When a relationship soured, I gave deeper thoughts into the action and mean words said to each other and step back to think. Then I decided to forgive them truly and keep an open mind to help them, if they need it. You know what happened next, after I opened up?

    The relationship went from normal > bad > better and stronger now. This has proven to me what dharma has taught me. Open up, forgive, wait patiently for an opportunity to open up the same relationship again but better this time.

    • Woodstock on Feb 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      I am so happy to read your thoughts cz i’m facing the same situation as you went thru before..I need to be patient, forgiving and keep my faith…

  15. Philip Yong on Feb 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    It is really a lot of work in my opinion. So much effort put in to make just one person happy. If we put the same amount of effort somewhere else I believe we can make many more people happier.

    Tired of relationships but never tired to work for the benefit of others!

  16. Sofi on Feb 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your teaching. Although a man of robes, you definitely pointed out what makes a good marriage. I totally agree that a marriage is a continuos work in progress. One should know all their partner’s imperfections and in saying “I do” means taking responsibility and accepting these imperfections. It also means my partner accepting my imperfections. Always sharing and exchanging the details of the daily events and to remember to take a step back when either one is angry. Agree on all decisions made or blame may crop up. As they say, marriage is a union of mind, body and some say soul. Carry the same load and there will not be unhappiness. I really am thankful that I have the merits to have a supportive husband who shares my burdens of living.

  17. kenny wong on Feb 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for your insights on how to have a good relationship with our partners. I realised and agree that most of the problem lies within ourselves. Most of the time many people become unhappy with our partner because we are un-willing to bend / look at things from their perspective. And if we really feel for that person, than we can be at peace with our actions of giving-in, losing face and not getting what we want. It’s all about sacrificing selflesly without grudges and keeping tabs.

    This arcticle somehow relates to ones spiritual practice. If we cannot even compromise and give-in to the person you feel so strongly about (our spouse… for better or for worse)… how are we going to submit to our teacher instructions and teachings… makes me wonder…

  18. vc on Feb 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    people nowadays very intelligent creatures.they are highly educated.that’s why they can freely express their opinion and have high unrealistic demand on their partners.unlike the old days,people don’t choose much and not so intelligent,so they can remain happier.village people are better in terms and harmony compare to city folks.

  19. Hui Keng on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this posting. Besides young people who are preparing for marriage, people in relationships and rocky marriages will definitely find this posting extremely helpful and practical.

  20. SEreNa on Feb 17, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Many thanks to Rinpoche. I always thought that I am good and understanding lover. Somehow I get to watch the youtube on Rinpoche’s talk on the ingredients of having a successful relationship. It make me realize that I am actually not as good as I thought. In fact, your teaching has changed me a lot and make me understand how’s the actual relationship of husband and wife should be. Sometimes I would share your teaching with those newly wed friends/ married people that I know. It really inspire them.

    Nowadays, not much couples understand about it. Thank you so much for your articles. I will share with others on this articles.

  21. Wee Liang on Feb 17, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much for pointing out all of the points. To have a relationship to work really takes much effort and appreciation.

  22. PhillisChin on Feb 17, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and caring ^^, The above definitely will help on a relationship, not only on that but people who work with you and around you too! ^^,

  23. Helena Chin on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Oh dear, i think i need a moment to really think about my relationship.
    Thank you Rinpoche for the post.
    I want to share a little thing from Jean Ai, she posted a quote during Valentines day,she wrote this: if your partner doesn’t make you a happier, better, kinder version of yourself, better to be single – it’s time to cut loose and run!
    Hahaha..it hit me and i was like hmmmm…it is sooooooo true!!

  24. Alex Hay on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks so much for the above and it really open my mind and eyes

  25. Louise Lee on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    During my past relationship , i had been hurt by someone , and i do hurt people during i mad! i hurt that lady badly!

    do you agree more that 90% people will get mad during they dump by someone?

    During the past, i am one of this people! And i see a lot people is like that during i get drink drank drunk in the club!

    All this is doesn’t healthy !

    Now i have a good new relationship. We work & learn dharma together!

    Please dont play with my word ! We work & learn Dharma doesn’t mean we have good relation. It is because we understand the practice & we put in our day!

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for always remind us ! To be kind , harmony , generous to people around !

    I love you Rinpoche.

  26. tfreon on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    To be in relationship it can be simple or it can be very complicated. On surface, the person may think it is the situation or the other person brought the “suffered” or “happiness” to him or her. But, at the end ; is the choice we make. How we want the relationship to be like, is really a choice.

    • Paris on Feb 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      LOL @ Freon I like what you said about how it can be very simple of very complicated… what we fail to realise is for most of the time, we blame some external factor for making it complicated. Actually, we’re the ones who complicate it. I also like what you said about how it is a choice how the relationship is and that’s really the crux of the matter – WE make it wonderful and a cause for growth, but we can also make it miserable and cause for suffering. We choose our own happiness, single or attached!

  27. So Kin Hoe on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche. I have experienced it myself. Before I get to know Kechara, my understanding in relationship is totally wrong and always think negatively about what I want and how should I expect it to be. Since I have joined Kechara as a member and started to attend Dharma classes, it slowly opens up my mind and look at things differently from many angles instead of my own negative thinking. The teachings that I received from Buddhism not only helps me in relationship but also the entire of my current life now, whether I am working in my office, walking down the street or being alone in my room.

  28. mima on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    “You have to check if it’s any of the 32 listed and figure out why. Deal with it. Face it. And do something positive with it. Most of all be honest, be open, be communicative and keep your promises always.”

    Thank you Rinpoche for your precious guidance to look at ourselves and our relation ship with others and how to make it better by dealing with it and facing it.

    “Always take action and do something. Make things happen. That is the key.”

  29. Ivy on Feb 16, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I have never had much luck in my love life.
    I guess I am doomed to be single.

    Anyway, thank you for your article. 🙂
    I enjoy reading what is on your webpage.
    Good evening.

    • tsemtulku on Feb 16, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Dear Ivy, Thank you for your comments. My heart is with you.It really is. TR

    • Paris on Feb 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      Hi Ivy,
      Hehe you know I have also heard a lot of people say that they feel they are “doomed to be in this relationship” or “doomed to be married”. I don’t see being single as a fate of being doomed – it could be quite liberating if regarded a different way! Having been in relationships, gotten my knickers in a twist about them, broken up, got into another relationship, been single, found another relationship again…. I must say that in the end, it is all the same. We can end up equally unhappy and “doomed” whether we’re single or in a relationship.

      What Rinpoche has often advised is that it’s not about being in a relationship or not. What’s more important is what kind of people we become as we’re single or as we’re in a relationship. For some people, it is better for their personal development, practice, attainments to be single; for others, they need the support of a partner to grow… so there is no blanket “rule” for everyone. What makes your marital status (!) a worth one is what you make of it – whether you become a better person in it, or a more miserable one!

      I say, you should celebrate wherever you are and make the most of it. Being single can be extremely liberating, light, peaceful and much can be accomplished when you are alone. Just think of all the monks and nuns in the world, of all religions and traditions. They are all single, but how powerful and happy they are!

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    Rejoice to those able to witness such an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . A privilege for many fortunate ones, to witness to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and Karcho Marpo, via the Panglung oracle in full trance, which is very rare. The very first time opened to public and is a tremendous blessing and great merits for all. Panglung Kuten (oracle) was the most famous oracle of Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden before 1959 in Tibet. Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves Dharma Protector to descend into a human oracle. Panglung kuten is a very well-known oracle of over 7 great Dharma protectors, who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech. Many people from Tibet, Nepal , India and over the world came to seek accurate prophecies, advise and healing from this well- known oracle. For me been able to watch the video is a blessing and pictures tells me a thousand words as I only came to know Kechara in 2016.
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    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/an-auspicious-omen-in-kechara-forest-retreat
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:02 PM
    Religion should not come into politics as it is not one religion among other. These two should not mixed together or the results would be catastrophic To these days religion and politics seem to be all mixed up. It is happening to the present day where the Tibetan Leadership is against the Dorje Shugden practice. Its far too long the Dorje Shugden controversy been going on which is unnecessary and illogical causing sufferings, disharmony , discrimination and so forth among practitioners and non-practitioners. The Tibetan people should be given religious freedom to practise how and what they want. The Dalai Lama who promotes peace and harmony should do more to help those affected by the ban and not specking against them causing confusion. Hopefully the previous advice against Dorje Shugden should be retracted for the sake of a peace and harmony. It would be wonderful if Dalai Lama could have discussion with the Chinese leadership to solve the present problems once for all. China is a great and powerful nation, it would be good to have a good closer relationship . May Dalai Lama live long and back to his homeland Tibet soon. And may Dalai Lama lift the ban against Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:16 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one definitely a modern Lama ,it was Rinpoche that we have online knowledge , learning and practicing Dharma. Being one of the first lamas to recognise the benefits of using the Internet to spread dharma teachings for free. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche , whereby we are able to learn, practice Dharma teachings. I myself got to know Rinpoche through his blog . Since I stumbled across Rinpoche blog, there is no stopping for me. I have visited it daily and to increase my Buddhism knowledge . Its amazing each day I learn something new , really interest and inspiring.
    Rinpoche had set the blog to preserve the teachings as taught by his many Gurus. Rinpoche was truly a modern Lama yet maintaining all traditional commitments, guru devotion, daily practices and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html

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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    Beautiful
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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