Why do I have this fortune?

Apr 19, 2012 | Views: 1,158

 

Dear everyone,

When we have been so fortunate to meet Buddha’s teachings we should think what did I do to deserve this? When we meet Buddha’s teachings we should think how rare it is by looking around us to see how very few people accept, practice and go all the way. You must again think, how come you have this great fortune to practice? By contemplating how lucky you are to have Buddha’s teachings daily, your other meaningless attachments start to lessen. Why are other attachments meaningless? Because at the time of death, they bring you no benefit. So therefore they are meaningless no matter how much meaning you pretend they have. What shall we do now then? We should recall all the teachings we have received and examine which ones we’ve been doing and which ones we have not been doing. And be honest. The ones we have not been doing, we should do and not waste any more time. Hiding behind so called commitments, jobs, careers, relationships, kids, and so on is just plain hiding. To say you have no time because of the above reasons is giving yourself reasons to increase negative karma and laziness which leads to unhappiness. Don’t say you have work and no time. Don’t say you have kids and you are busy with them or something similar. Don’t say you have bills and you have to pay them. Those are jobs/commitments you created out of your attachment and there is no end in taking care of them. It’s a vicious cycle. You should put full attention to your dharma practice and work and not be reminded. If you are in need of reminders, it means you choose to forget. It’s time now to wake up and walk the path of dharma. Walking up the path of dharma is hard and takes effort, but when you reach the top and look back, you will see why and have no regrets. As you walk up, it gets easier.

 

Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche, the monk who chose suffering.

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  1. chris chong on Aug 24, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this message. I am indeed fortunate to be near dharma and of all lineages, its Lama Tsongkhapa’s holy lineage. I am fortunate to be near a qualified spiritual guide too. I must had done something right in my past lives and now I have to treasure this rare chance to strive in dharma.

    Humbly,
    Chris CHong

  2. sandra on Mar 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Exactly – why do I have this fortune? Some people they come and on a dark night show colors of rainbow – the buddha is like that. May we never forsake you and your dharma.

  3. Jessica Yap on Apr 28, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Thank you Rinpoche.. Really good points in the post.. I should contemplate more on how fortunate I am to be able to meet the dharma and Rinpoche. I must’ve done something right in my past lives to be able to be reborn so near Rinpoche. Because I am so lucky to be reborn as an able person, in should be doing more. Rinpoche always remind us to not be like ourselves before we meet the Dharma.. This doesn’t mean changing ourselves personality wise but merely changing our perspectives.

    So in this live, I must do all I can to make sure I will be ale to meet the Dharma and Rinpoche again in my futures lives until i gain the state of enlightenment!

    Thank you Rinpoche.. For everything.

  4. abby f on Mar 18, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I created causes during my past life to meet Dharma and Guru at young age. I created causes for myself to search for Dharma to answer questions in my head, and I search for Dharma and nothing else. Along my spiritual path, I feel that I’m considered lucky, but at the same time, I think about to create causes for my near future and my future lives to be in Dharma and be near with the Guru always.

    Everything seems to be not easy, but along the way, I remember to follow teachings and to trust the Guru. From this I’m creating the causes to stay in Dharma always no matter what the obstacles are. It is not a coincidence for us to be in the Dharma and near with the Guru, it must be from our hard work, good karmas and perseverance in practicing Dharma past life. So we shouldn’t give up easily in this life and stop our very journey in this life. If Dharma is what we want to do, then everything else is not as important as Dharma is. Dharma work is the only thing that we brought from the past life that is meaningful and brings happiness and purpose.

  5. wei theng on Nov 10, 2012 at 4:05 am

    When I first read this post, I am still working for others. Now, I am so fortunate that I am working for Dharma. How fortunate I am to have the chance to work for Dharma and it takes so much merits to be able to do that. Since I have the chance now, may I continue and keep pushing myself in my spiritual journey and able to gain enlightenment soonest so that can benefits more people.

  6. patricia on Nov 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    My life is Dharma. I desire nothing else. Thank you for the timely reminder. May all benefit from your words.

  7. Julia Tan on Jul 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Dharma is Rinpoche, Rinpoche is Dharma. Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us the goodness and benefits of dharma. Thank you Rinpoche for encouraging us to make a change and take dharma with us. Life is meaningless when we look at it closely. Most of the time we have to endure the heart broken part which that made us miserable most of the time. We are lost and going no where without Rinpoche indeed.

    Walking up the path of dharma is hard and takes effort, but when you reach the top and look back, you will see why and have no regrets. As you walk up, it gets easier.

    I’m walking up without looking back….

  8. Grace (KSJC) on Jul 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    we never realised our “true” fortune and yet keep pursue those materilistic things as fortune we have. Through Lamrim, it give me realised how precious to have human life yet can meet Dharma and true Guru in this life..really stroke lottery!!we need to adjust our mindset and get rid of laziness to cherish every possible way to learn dharma, share dharma and spread dharma.

  9. Paris on Jun 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I do think the beauty of Dharma is that it can be applied at whatever level we are at, and if we have that fortune to come across it, we should do whatever we can to make the most of it. Yes, we have our commitments but like Rinpoche said, they’ll never end and using that as an excuse, instead of trying to find ways to overcome the obstacles will only lead to more and more and more “traps”.

    So if we can only manage half a day to be at a Dharma center, then we should do it a 100% for that half a day – do everything we can within that half a day. And build from there. I think something important to remember, which is what Rinpoche has also said many times, is that we don’t just go from where we are to becoming an attained practitioner overnight – we have to start somewhere and progress from there, instead of always just waiting for that “perfect timing.” I’ve learnt there’s no “perfect timing” – just coming across the Dharma and having a chance to connect to the teachings and do something is already that perfect timing.

  10. Joy on Jun 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Looking at the world we live in today, the materialism, the desire, the chasing for this, that and the next, and the wonderful seductive offerings of samsara… it is almost impossible to catch a glimpse of spirituality… most often we miss it even when it is right infront of our faces waving at us! This is how difficult it is in our degenerate times to encounter the Dharma. So in bring me back to my ponder… How lucky, silly and “i don’t deserve it ” fortune I have to have encountered Tsem Rinpoche… because without a Guru… the Dharma will be a slow and sometimes lost one. So Thank my lucky stars, my protectors and my whatever out there good fortune… that made me have this connection. And if you also got… be thankful and well the staircase goes only up… going down will only bring u back to hell. So let’s just quit talking and just do it eh x

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 19, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Where can we run when the Lord of death comes to take us. All fighting, anger, unhappiness with people do not make any sense anymore and not important now that our life force is slipping away. What is important are what we can bring with us to future lives what else can help us on this long arduos journey throughout samsara!

  12. Sock Wan on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I ask myself this question again and again, not that I want to know the answer but it is a reminder for me to hold on to my guru and Dharma no matter what. Rome was not built in a day, we will not see immediate results, but if we are persistent, we will see good things happening.

  13. Andrew Chiam on May 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks for the article again. Yes, we are all very fortunate indeed, to be born also in this land in this lifetime(hope our future life too) where we can see buddha, hear the dharma and blessing from the sangha, and the most fortunate indeed to have met you and your teachings.(not in real person yet, but soon will be in
    the future).Imagine we are born in other irreligious country and barbaric land, living a a hostile life and no chance of practicing kindness? Contemplate on thta and i know I am very lucky indeed. And I should have push myself harder and break the barrier of laziness to practice and do more Dharma works. Thanks for the continuous wake up call and motivation to reinforce our faith in the three jewels. Thanks.

  14. lanse on May 10, 2012 at 12:36 am

    To some people, even accepting Dharma is very difficult. I always consider myself very lucky to have had this opportunity to accept, learn and practice Dharma. I am stressing on accepting Dharma because frankly speaking, it’s not easy at all especially for a person as stuborn as I am.

    Now I understand to not accepting Dharma is purely not wanting to accept the truth about ourselves and the reality. It is a big denial about everything around us. And to live in denial can sometimes give us the feeling like when we indulge in alcohol. We feel happy the moment we take it but feel empty when we wake up. So in order to keep ourselves in this state of fake happiness, we have to keep on drinking just as how we keep on living in a denial state by always searching for new “purpose” of life.

    It’s just a pure waste of life! It’s like if we dropped a needle inside of a dark room, it’s impossible for us to find it outside even if it’s brighter outside.

    I am thankful I have found the right path.

  15. Thierry Janssens on May 7, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Thank you for this post Rinpoche.

    From a white karma ground, life is a bit like a holiday we just had and of which we have no memory whatsoever. The only good that could ever come out from it is if we made someone’s life easier, if we have helped someone, and at best if we have done some Dharma and even better, if we have done so with a reliable Teacher.

    Otherwise, the holiday is not even as good as a memory, because there is no memory, there is just a waste of time and karma, and we are not a returning guest!

  16. Han on May 1, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I have the same thought as Lew, to do dharma as part time.
    The more i get involved and listened to Rinpoche’s teachings, I do realize that how fortunate for me to meet a Guru and receive Buddha’s precious teachings from my guru and how rare for me to practice dharma in this life?
    I choose dharma as career and definitely not an easy path but I trust what Rinpoche’s says ” Walking up the path of dharma is hard and takes effort, but when you reach the top and look back, you will see why and have no regrets. As you walk up, it gets easier.”

  17. Irene Lim on Apr 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Without the Buddha’s teaching and walking the path, there is no purpose to live.

  18. KPDarren on Apr 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the kind reminder. I’ve been fortunate to raised up with my grandmother’s Buddhist guidance. But after graduate and start working i left out.
    I was really fortunate to know Kechara and had Rinpoche’s Dharma teaching.

  19. wt on Apr 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    So much time has been wasted earlier and i’m so fortunate still have the chance to learn Dharma & do Dharma work.
    Thou i’m not full time yet, but i’m working with a full time attitude on whatever time i have. Working towards to create more merits to do more.
    Thank you Rinpoche for your teaching.

  20. James Long on Apr 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    “…Because at the time of death, they bring you no benefit. So therefore they are meaningless no matter how much meaning you pretend they have….”

    We know what will happen when we die, nothing belongs to us and whatever things that we are holding on will not help us at all, but we choose to ignore the fact. Our typical Chinese thinking is not to talk about death as it is not auspicious, but we are asking for more fear by not facing it or talking about it.

    It is scary to know now rather then feel lost and panic when we are close to death, in fact we do not know when we will die..

  21. Li Kheng on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for giving us the opportunity to reflect on the good fortune we have to be blessed with Rinpoche and the 3 Jewels in our lives.

    It is true, in looking around, there are so many who are:
    1) Blind to the Dharma, i.e they do not even see the 3 Jewels even when it appears before them.
    2) Unwilling to receive the Dharma.
    3) Understand the benefits of Dharma but unwilling to practice.

    It is very frightening to observe this common phenomena, which prompts me to hold more dearly onto this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be close to the Dharma. It also makes me ever more grateful to Rinpoche for tirelessly making effort and commitment to bring Dharma to people. If not for Rinpoche’s decision to take up the burden of liberating us, i would not have the chance to meet and begin to learn a little bit of Lord Buddha’s teachings.

    In appreciation for this fortune, I believe the very least we, as Dharma students, can do is to use our resources to spread the Dharma to more regardless of the difficulty. After all, wealth is only wealth if it can be given out. There is also another saying that wealth can only grow when we spread it around.

    May this Dharma fortune grow fiercely. May we also have the wisdom to work very hard to create the cause to be close to the Dharma lifetime after lifetime.

  22. vera on Apr 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Yes, we are so fortune can listen dharma in this life. We push us to close to dharma. But we don’t know the time it takes until we are enlightened. We need to push us again and again.

  23. patsy on Apr 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you for this wake up call. The dharma path is not easy but it is worth taking as it is the most beneficial. I will put in more effort into my dharma practice so that I won’t have any regrets when I die

  24. Tony on Apr 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Thanks for this Rinpoche. Often, in my lay mans life I find ample time and energy to come up with excuses not to do dharma work and practices and so frequently need a kick in the butt to get me moving. I can always look to you for inspiration, hope, and determination and when needed that kick in the butt….please please live long and continue to turn the wheel of dharma! Big love….Tony

  25. Henry ooi on Apr 20, 2012 at 10:18 am

    A good reminder for me to reflect and contemplate again and again on dharma practice and impermance thanks to Rinpoche’s constant reminders.

  26. skyong on Apr 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Wow! Very profound Rinpoche. I never have these thought in my mind. This is a very good meditation reminder. I remembered when I was a kid I always thought that why am I borned a human being with thoughts going thru my mind. Why are animals are different from human being both physically and mentally. The animals cannot built houses and stay outside. They are exposed to the harsh weather. They live looking for food from meals to meals.

  27. Lim Han Nee on Apr 19, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I think when we are constantly confronted with news of people we know falling very ill or slipping into a coma or dying, we then realize how precious this human life of ours is. Thank you, Rinpoche, for reminding us again and again how people around us are getting seriously ill and dying all the time.Thank you for your ‘wake up calls’ to us(like this one) about how important it is to live every moment of this life meaningfully in the practice of Dharma.

    Thank you for reminding us here again how precious and rare it is to have the merits to receive and accept Lord Buddha’s teachings.Yes few people accept and practice Buddha’s teachings and fewer still go all the way. Practicing Dharma is hard, but it has its certain rewards and benefits that are immeasurable. Yet we keep getting swarmed by the affairs of this life and cannot let go of our attachment to the things of this life which are so ephemeral and only last as long as this life.

  28. David Martin on Apr 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Suffering is life and Dharma is the path that leads us away from suffering, this path must be taken step by step. Human beings being what they are will say they have work,children,bills to take care of but these are not the reasons for not following the path, these things do not really get in the way. The mind killer that stops dharma being followed explored and finally absorbed into every fibre of your being is fear. Fear of the unknown fear of leaving the rest of your friends fear of the journey, that is why we as fellow human beings should help step by step and hand in hand in this way following in the footsteps of the Buddha we will all achieve enlightenment in this life or the next.

  29. Yokefui on Apr 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I have just visited Gabriel and can’t help reflecting how lucky I am to be still fit, with sound mind and near to Rinpoche.

    What more is there to ask for but to practice sincerely all the way . . .

  30. Rita van der Wijden on Apr 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you for making this reminder 🙂 (I still need them).
    Is in not so that we can take everything of our ‘ordinary’ life as fuel for the dharma practice?
    I have been struggling with this, not knowing if I should do my very best for finding a job so I can pay may bills, or should leave everything and everyone behind and just go for study and practice.
    So now I (as a mother and being married) try to work and do my daily things as much as possible with the dharma in my mind and dedicate it to the complete enlightenment of all beings. I try to use my obstacles as hidden jewels for clearing my negative karma. And I hope in the end to have accomplished something.
    with love, rita

  31. Andrew chiam on Apr 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche. The Dharma path is definitely not an easy one, but its the most beneficial of all to pursue. We can see the benefits, but meanwhile still struggling to co-exist and crossing from the samsaric to dharmic environment. With strong will and pure motivation, eventually will be successful. Thanks to Rinpoche (the monk who chose suffering, for the benefits of countless sentient being 😀 ).Thanks for your teaching.

  32. lewkwanleng on Apr 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Last time I had this attitude of doing Dharma as “part time”, I think mainly due to the culture I am brought up, that spiritual is “optional”.

    After studying up the Lamrim, I now know I am extremely lucky, and that I must have done a a lot of good things in my previous life, otherwise, why would I have the karma to receive Buddha’s teachings in this life?

    I shall be diligent and practice sincerely.

  33. Lim KSJC on Apr 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche that always remind us, i sincerely hope that our ignorance will be reduce faster so we may keep going faster to Dharma path.

  34. Pastor Susan on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    if we do the same thing everyday, we will get the same result. If we want some changes in our lives, then we need to make some changes. Rinpoche’s quote is very clear that making changes is not easy, the path of dharma is hard thus there are not as many people on this path… but let’s get on it together as there’s much to be gained.

  35. freon on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Thanks Guru for the encouragement. I prays i have the courage to walk out fast and learn the truth of this life.

  36. So Kin Hoe on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the wake up call to us. It is a great challenge for me to abandon the worldly activities and to increase my Dharma work, but I will keep on remind myself to step up and take actions in Buddha’s teachings.

  37. Brunei Doris on Apr 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Dearest Rinpoche, thank you so much for this important reminder. We are indeed very providential to be near to Dharma. It is quite saddening to see how some people let themselves stuck in both karmic and samsaric situations. The reason being, they let time and commitments to run their lives and when sufferings come, they put the responsibilities on the society. We must always remember that it is up for us to decide, we make the call, whether to practice Dharma and begin a spiritual journey or to continue to suffer and end up bringing nothing but grudges to grave. We tend to be ignorant and forgetful, often absent minded and confused. Why? Because we let ourselves to behave this way. There is no such thing as I can/I cannot, only I want/I don’t want. We must learn to stop finding excuses for ourselves and stop wasting time because time does not wait for us, death is.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:32 PM
    Amazing architecture of a small village Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan in the Flaming Mountains. Amazing ancient Buddhist caves dug into the hillside dated as far back as 3rd century AD. Well….they are the oldest in Xinjiang. With an interesting history behind this village. Buddhism spread here from India along the ancient Silk Road but declined after the Turkic Muslim conquests in the late 13th century. Many then converted to Muslim and a number of caves of ancient painting were destroyed. Amazing pictures of ceiling panels with standing Buddhas, and Thousand-Buddha motifs in the post . Its indeed a treasure trove of stone carvings and mural paintings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:30 PM
    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. Life is short and the time of death is uncertain. Act now, its never be late to learn, practice Dharma in our life. Death is a challenge, never waste our time on something which leads us to nowhere. Learning Dharma is our best choice, do Dharma works to benefits others and always works with it. This will miraculously transform our whole life before the moment of death that really matters.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-precise-moment.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:28 PM
    Geshe Thupten Lama one of the great scholars and masters who will never give up Dorje Shugden ‘s practice and courageously spoke up openly against the ban. Even wrote letters to Dalai Lama defending the ban on Dorje Shugden. Because of all these his life was threatened and was forced to seek political asylum in America. The CTA even considered him as a evil Chinese spy. Since the Dorje Shugden controversy many people had suffered causing disharmony, discrimination, families and monasteries torn apart are some of the examples. To have harmony and peace in a country we should have freedom to practice one’s own religion and beliefs. And politics should not involve religion in any government. Peace cannot be kept by force , it can only be achieved by understanding. All should be treated equally and without prejudice regardless of our religion views.
    Geshe Thupten Lama is indeed a great scholar and was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile, wrote a book …..The Supreme Path to the Trikaya, which explained all about on the practice of the Six Paramitas or the Six Perfections, and other beneficial Dharma treasures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-supreme-path-to-the-trikaya.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 03:46 PM
    The Incredible Legend of Hoichi the Earless Minstrel is exactly that, the suspense with a great interesting twist to the ending. Not so perfect as is in real life, the sacrifice of his ears for his life in peace, although of course not by his choice but the negligence of another.

    In this story, we can see how they use Heart Sutra to as protection from black magic and ward off evil spirits. Thank you very much for sharing such an intriguing story about Hoichi the Earless Minstrel.


    https://bit.ly/3bW6F8K
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:17 PM
    Interesting ….. astronauts and military personnel has discovered the existence of UFO and aliens beyond the earth. They have proof that UFO do exist and we are alone in the universe. Leroy Gordon Cooper, a space pioneer and Robert Dean a retired Command Sergeant Major in the US Army tells us all . With Leroy Gordon witnessed first-hand encounter of an actual UFO and the “Cosmic Top Secret” documents detailing alien activity on earth viewed by Robert Dean has already proven it. But it was kept secret.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-astronauts-and-military-men-speak.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:15 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing explaining the present-day technology that has affected our general well-being situation spiritually . Giving an example of why rain dance doesn’t work anymore. Spiritual practice give us aspects of the powers of the divine. Technology is a magic and its objects remains a puzzle that is hard to unlock in regards to human experiences. The effect of technology could enhance the human material civilization, but its impact was so strong to our spiritual practice, it caused human addiction. In the modern era, technology has become a seemingly ubiquitous part of everyone’s life such as computers and hand phones. The natural element are gone, environment been disturbed so things will not happen . Interesting read.
    Professor Stephen Hawking, did mention before that advances in science and technology could lead to destructions .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/how-sole-dependence-on-modern-technology-could-affect-our-spirituality
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:13 PM
    Living our life in the public eye , we have a heavy responsibility on our shoulder that most people thought. But with determination and courageous Rinpoche did it without any burden. Rinpoche did it all these years, born and bred to be in the public eye, Rinpoche seemed to know what to do without thinking about it. A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives that’s what Rinpoche thought of. Rinpoche’s thought was to help them and to bless their spiritual practice in a way. Rinpoche cares more for the people than himself, of course Rinpoche loves to be alone. Rinpoche loves to alone living up the greenery mountains and clear lakes as mentioned before. Rinpoche could not avoid being in the public eye and getting recognized. Rinpoche never retaliated in whatever situation, such as the Dorje Shugden controversy ,Rinpoche kept all his vows in accordance with the Vinaya nor matter what happened.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing your wonderful recalling memories with our Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-life-in-the-public-eye
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 02:37 PM
    Very informative and inspiring story of the Great Buddha of Kamakura.Great to know of the history of this Great Buddha.From what i saw and understand it is a beautiful place to pay visit.

    It is one of the most iconic Buddha statues in the world.All it took were 2 people, Lady Inada and Priest Joko of Totomi to build this magnificent Buddha that withstood the test of time.Thank you very much for sharing this nice article.

    https://bit.ly/2u8sWiy

  • sarassitham
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 01:53 PM
    A person may choose to follow a vegetarian diet for various reasons, including health issues, environmental concerns, or religious beliefs.

    I glad to come across this lovely article. Thank you so much Rinpoche for the delicious healthy meatless recipes. It’s a super simple, has anybody can learn to cook with simple ingredients, easy, quick ,fast and most importantly it very nutritious. I’m going to try all this recipes soon.

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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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.
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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
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. 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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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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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!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
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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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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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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    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.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 days ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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