15 year old does Manjushri retreat

Apr 29, 2012 | Views: 1,040

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends,

I received a very sincere and inspiring card from a young boy recently. This young boy, Hecelus Tan is only 15 years old but he spends his free time doing pujas and retreats! He recently completed his first Manjushri retreat which he did during his school holidays. I was very happy when I got to know about this. When most boys spend their holidays playing video games and running around with their other friends, this young boy spends his free time doing retreats and prayers…

Hecelus wrote me a beautiful card stating that he wishes to do more for his next retreat! I rejoice Hecelus has decided to do more… So young and yet so wise to understand the benefits of doing retreats. Perhaps he saw the benefits from his first retreat hehe

Out of the many many benefits from Manjushri practice, some of them are improvements to your memory, increase of intelligence and gaining persuasive speech. I am very happy Hecelus is taking his Manjushri retreat seriously, as it will definitely help him in his studies. May he make his parents proud.

Do have a read at Hecelus’ sincere card below, and send him your wishes!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

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Dear: H.E Tsem Rinpoche

HELLO, I’m HECELUS TAN. First, I would like to thank you rinpoche that give my mum a wooden craft Shakyamuni and me a manjushri. I have been promised rinpoche that do my manjushri retreat yearly, so this year I will continue. Second, I would like to add something new into my retreat. I would like to add 100 bowls water offering, 1500 tealight offering, 3000 times prostration, 300 times 35 cofessional Buddha and 3000 malas manjushri mantra. I would like to take one month to do this retreat. I will do 10 times 100 bowls water offering, 50 tealight, 100 times prostration, 10 times 35 confessional buddha, 100 malas manjushri mantra daily during retreat. I will do more if I have time. I hope rinpoche will giving my retreat blessing. I will try my best to making more offering to buddha. Actually I wish to invite a medium size Vajrayogini that her face is painted into golden colour and making jewel and pearl offering to her. Every year I will saved my pocket money for retreat. I hope in future I will have her sacred statue and get Tantra practice from rinpoche.

May rinpoche long life and dharma works growth.

From: Hecelus Tan Yong Chean

8/3/2012

 

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  1. Jacinta on Sep 1, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Thanks to Hercules for this inspiring post that gives a head start on what I can suggest to my daughter is going to turned 15 this year. She did silent retreat and took a month long vege vow, perhaps it’s time to do a proper retreat.

    I hope the young Hercules is doing fine now and might be better !

    Thank you Rinpoche and Hercules.

  2. Lin Mun on May 20, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Rejoice for Hecelus to engage in retreat during school holidays. What a great way to spend instead of indulging in video games, movies and hanging out with friends. I am sure he will inspire more teenager to engage in retreat as this is a cool way to spend their holiday too.

  3. Samfoonheei on Mar 14, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Rejoice to this young man Hecelus Tan who is only 15 years old at that time doing a wonderful first Manjushri retreat. Such a sincere and inspiring young man spending his free time doing retreats and prayers. With his parents support and Rinpoche blessing he is so determine to do more offerings during retreat in future. May Hecelus Tan be an inspiration for more people to do retreats and learn, practice Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  4. Stella Cheang on Mar 12, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Rejoice to learn about the young Hecelus who displayed keenest and determination in Manjushri retreats. He is proactive by including more offerings like water offering, candles offering and prostration in the retreat. This is very inspiring. May the young Hecelus be nurtured in his spiritual path and achieves attainments that can benefit many people in the future. Thank you for this sharing.

  5. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 25, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Dear All

    I would like to share with you the sacred prayer of Manjushri – A Concert Names of Manjushri (’Jam-dpal mtshan-brjod, Skt. Mañjuśrī-namasamgiti), which consists of 160 verses and mantra sentences. One version is translated by Alexander Berzin, a scholar, translator, and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, and the other one is from FPMT.

    Valentina

  6. Lin Mun on Aug 27, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Rejoice for Hecules for completing his puja and retreat during his school holidays. So determined in dharma even at a very young age. I still remember that I mostly spent my time watching tv and playing during my school holidays.

    I have been to retreat twice recently and it was a good time to calm our mind from the busy life.

    May Hecules sharing will inspire more people to engage in retreat and dharma practise.

  7. Joy on Mar 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    He is only 15 and he can think in such a way… wow! He is really a special boy and has definitely has very very strong Dharma imprints in him. It is indeed very rare to come across anyone of this degenerate time who can think in this way… gosh even senior students like me don’t think in this way! I say it with much humility to this young special mind of Hecelus who has such pure aspirations for Dharma.

    I believe he will be a great inspiration to many when he grows, in fact he is already inspiring many now at only age 15! I sure believe in imprints and reincarnation when I come across such sincere stories. Definitely I don’t think Hecelus’s mother or father coached him in to such thoughts and told him to write in such a way in a card. Amazing!

  8. andrew hibberd on Sep 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    rinpoche let boys be boys climb trees act like monkeys let men do pujas and study sanskrit if there was a weakness it is this enlisting young boys or young girls not often found as soon as we can lets eliminate the practice of enlisting boys or girls into the practice let them become men and women and then after let them see themselves andrew the drunk monk australia

  9. Julia Tan on Jul 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Very happy to see Hecelus using his free time to do retreat in such a young age. Not many children will have this kind of merits that wanted to do puja and reatret by himself. Jean Ai, Jean Mei and Clifford were fortunate enough to do Manjugsri retreat too. Nowaday very hard to have young people like them willing to sit down and do retreat like this. They will rather stay home and play game, watch TV, internet surfing etc. Hecelur started in such a young age, countless mantra will accumulated and a lot of karma will be purified.

  10. Yoke Fui on Jun 17, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Manjushri practice is one of the most popular practice and it is good for the young and old.

    You can also bless young babies by chanting Manjushri mantras and blow into their mouths, over their faces etc. This will open up their seed to eloquent speech as well as their wisdom potentiality.

    I rejoice in Hecelus’ completion of his Manjushri retreat .

    • Wan Wai Meng on Jun 23, 2012 at 3:58 am

      Thank you Hecelus for inspiring us being being one of our youngest members to have completed and retreat and aspiring to do even much much more. Manjushri will help him with his memory and wisdom. I rejoice for you and your parents for your deep interest and wanting to engage in Dharma so much. Dharma can only benefit us.

  11. Cynthia Ng on Jun 16, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Hecelus是个不多话的孩子,每逢学校假期他总会拨电话给月谊讲法师说要到克切拉参与活动,他是多么的兴奋与期待成为一分子。

    Hecelus是有福报的,在这么年轻就接触到佛法以及对仁波切有很深的因缘在。很开行他善用多余的时间做对自己有意义的文殊菩萨闭关,相比于现代的年轻人Hecelus是令人敬佩的。

    Hecelus你要坚持这一份信念,祝你学业以及未来人生更上一层楼!

  12. Andrew HIbberd on Jun 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    wow dear boy you must have overflowing love of life so big it can not be measuered by man or animal Hecelus Tan Yong Chean谭勇铨

  13. jp on May 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    It’s incredible that a young boy like Hecelus can think like this. He’s 15 years old and is so interested in doing retreats and aspiring to receive tantra from Rinpoche. A kid his age would normally be playing sports and partying with friends. I strongly believe that it is his strong imprints from his previous life. How wonderful!

  14. mitra on May 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    i m verry happy to here that 15 year old boy do manjushri practice.free time hi did many offreing to buddha.may manjushri bless him.

  15. Darren on May 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I have met him once in KP Viva Home outlet. He came along with his father to get a set of offering bowl. though he doesn’t talk much but it was quite a rare case to see a young boy to shop for Dharma items.
    I only play games and having fun for the age like him.

  16. Davin on May 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. Congratulation to you Heculus Tan and you show a great aspiration and inspire others in many way. I rejoice for you.

  17. James Long on May 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    This young boy is so special. When I was 15 years old, well, read comic, skipped school, went to club… But this boy actually sat down and does Manjushri retreat.

    I met Hecelus few times, very polite and friendly. It is also his strong Dharma imprint to have met Dharma and Manjushri in such a young age and his parents are very supportive as well. I rejoice for him!

  18. Adrian cho on May 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post….
    I really fully respect of this young boy, that he can spend his time for do his Pujas and retreat…
    I rejoice for him..

  19. Tenzin Kyabsum on May 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    “WOW’ is the only word that I can say to this. Young Hecelus is an inspiration to me! I am so ashamed to be older than him yet I have not even achieved half of what he has done. This goes to show that his past life imprint is so strong. Truly amazing!
    Thank you for sharing this, Rinpoche. 🙂
    Much care,Jess

  20. Pastor Susan on May 4, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Dear Hecelus

    I’m happy to read this post that at such a young age, you are able to distinguish what is good for you and is able to prioritize your time. Many at this age are drawn to so many other readily available distractions which no doubt is fun… but short term. While you get both short and long term fun and benefit with your practice.

    I wish you much success in your spiritual journey!

  21. Grace( KSJC ) on May 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    i m admire at Hecelus who have clear mind and firm on his choice.Parents also play important role on support Hecelus.this is also my wishes that my daughter who have received the Manjushri blessing will practice it when they growing up.

  22. philyong on May 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Great to see another young person taking up Dharma and wanting to do more for the benefit of others. All the retreats and prayers Hecelus has made and will be doing is going to benefit him very much in the future. His mind will open up easier for him to absorb Dharma knowledge. Hence, he will be also be able to teach the Dharma! How exciting!

  23. wahying on May 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Hecelus,你能在年纪小小就遇见佛法,遇见上师,用幸运来形容实在是太表面了,更重要的是你紧紧抓住了这段因缘。更值得一提的是,你把时间、精力和金钱规划在修行上,但愿你在修行上的心愿一一达成!谢谢你,你给了大家可以借镜的经验。谢谢。

  24. Sam on May 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Wow, i am very touched with Hecelus’s determination. Such young age and he already hold on to his promise to Rimpoche for his retreat and his good motivation. I rejoice for Hecelus’s completion of his Manjuhsuri retreat. You set a very good example to the rest no matter adults or kiddos. Apart from touched, i am very proud of you. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. This is very inspirational.

  25. DR on May 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Dear Hecules,

    I rejoice for you for completing your retreat. You should be very proud of yourself too for doing something that not only benefitted you but your parents as well. Many other younger people when they hear of what you have done will be inspired and follow suit.

    Congratulations Hecules. May your studies be successful and you will be able to engage in more retreats.

  26. Uncle Eddie on May 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    When starting young, one can have much more free time for personal practice – also if one wants to work for/or serve in the religious community, one can work with full aspirations to enhance one’s spiritual knowledge. Likewise, in all successful achievers, like our Rinpoche, who was said to have “finally reconnected formally with the deep seated imprints of his previous lives”, at 14 when he first received initiation from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin, though not without much psychological torture from parents. May Hecelus be well blessed to bask in the glory of Dharma and be able to steadfastly achieve his spiritual desire successfully!

  27. nicholas on May 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Wow, such a young boy. Hecelus really show a very good example to many for his determination and how much he loves Dharma.

    Many kids at this age would not be able to do so and he’s really inspiring. He must have some imprints.

  28. wan on May 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Hecelus, you are an inspiration for everyone.
    you are so young yet so wise to use your school holiday time to do a retreat which is precious than watching TV, play games and other entertainment.

    And i sure you gained benefit from the retreat, hence you want to continue in following years with the increasing of offering..

  29. tenzin llhamo on May 2, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Hecelus is really a good boy! He is so lucky to meet Rinpoche and Dharma at such an early age.

  30. Grace Leong on May 1, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Well done Hercules !! Your mom must be so proud of you . You are an inspiration to me and I am sure many others too !! Truly rejoice for you.

  31. Doris on May 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    This boy puts a smile on my face. A beautiful child who writes a beautiful card.

  32. Pastor Chia on May 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Rejoice for Hecelus Tan wanted to start his second Manjushiri retreat.
    I remembered he did his first retreat at Jamyang house few month ago. Every day he woke up early, he setup Manjushiri altar and change offering every section for his retreat.
    Although his only 12 years old, he did not spend much time at entrainment. Unlike some child these day. He find time to focus on his spiritual practice. I total rejoicing for him getting Manjushiri blessing at such young age.

  33. Sock Wan on May 1, 2012 at 9:31 am

    It is indeed very unusual for a boy at this age to engage in a retreat, to want to do more and even aspire to receive Vajrayogini practice. Most of us cannot even recite 10 malas of mantra a day, let alone the water retreat, prostration retreat.

    I remember seeing him in Kechara last year when he was doing his retreat. He really enjoyed it. I rejoice for him.

  34. shelly tai on May 1, 2012 at 9:18 am

    rejoice for your effort.keep up the good work.

  35. Albert on May 1, 2012 at 3:26 am

    A very inspiring young kids he is, so young and yet so wise on spending his free time.

    Don’t talk about teenagers, even adults also never put spiritual practice as their priority, everyone is chasing after their desire. For Hecelus that being able to start his practice so early, it is very fortunate and lucky.

  36. KSJC LEU CHONG HIN on May 1, 2012 at 3:25 am

    From the message wrote to Rinpoche, can understand you (Hecelus) have strong faith on dharma and your spirit remind me how to use our free time use to engage to do dharma practice.
    glad for your achievement.

  37. PhillisChin on May 1, 2012 at 2:41 am

    WOW!!! HECELUS, 15 yrs old!! He is not only example for the youngster, he’s everyone example.
    We all rejoice for you & your beloved family Hecelus ^^, ^^,
    May u be blessed, continue your Dharma practice and able to bring & bring the Dharma to others soon!! ^^,

  38. Lim KSJC on May 1, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Rejoice Hecelus, i m very proud with u and u will be a very good example for our next generation. Congratulation Hecelus…

  39. Paris on May 1, 2012 at 2:36 am

    This is wonderful and extremely encouraging for anyone to read, at any age. It’s true that at 15, most of us wouldn’t be anywhere near spiritual practice. I didn’t even know what “practice” was!

    What strange but serendipitous merit he must have to be able to engage in such powerful practices at such a young age. Rinpoche has often shared that what we’re doing now is what we’ve been doing all along. We’re all “tulkus” in our own ways – not necessarily good ones (!) but hey, we’re all back doing what we most probably did in our previous lives. So some of us are gambling tulkus, or lazy tulkus or partying tulkus… If we want to know what we were doing in our previous lives, we look at just what we’re doing now (which is either an incredibly encouraging thought, or a terribly dismal one). So it must be indicative of something quite special that such a young boy is so naturally and passionately inclined to doing retreats – while most kids his age can’t sit for longer than 10 minutes.

    Well done Hecelus. Keep it up. It only gets better 🙂

  40. Helena Chin on May 1, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Proud of you Hecelus…proud of you! True inspiration! May you always blessed by the 3 Jewels and may your wish come true, to have your Vajrayogini statue soon:)

  41. ksjc-june on Apr 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Woww…Hecules did good job and good example to the young people.I will sharing this article with my 2 kids,hope that they also can follow what he did.May he continue his dharma pratice and his wishes can come true very soon !!

  42. lanse on Apr 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I remember during one visit to a bookstore in town with Pastor Yek Yee, I met this young boy in his school uniform running out from a shop with a picture of Manjushri. He told us he is going to photostat this picture of Manjushri. He looked so excited and happy. I was impressed and talked to myself “This must be an imprint from previous life.”

    At that time, he already mentioned he wanted to do a Manjushri retreat during his school holiday. I didn’t expect he really did it. I am happy for him. Hope he can continue with his Dharma journey all his life.

  43. Victor Phang on Apr 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Hi, Hecelus. You are young but so consistent and determine in Dharma practice. I feel so happy for you. I want to learn your strong mind and commitment in doing retreat which would eventually bring huge benefits to yourself and others around you.
    Keep up the good work brother Hecelus. See you next time and I rejoice for you 🙂
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing _/\_
    With Love,
    VP

  44. Yoke Fui on Apr 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Yes, Hecelus has strong faith and determination.

    Many young people at that age only interested in computer games or sports.

    May you progress steadily on your spiritual path, Hecelus.

  45. WT on Apr 30, 2012 at 1:18 am

    What a inspire story, Hecelus! Rejoice to know that.
    May you continue your practice and be a Dharma teacher one day and able to bring the precious supreme Dharma to others and get them free from sufferings.

  46. Erickksiow on Apr 29, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    After reading Hecelus letter ( a letter that he wrote to Rinpoche ), felt that Hecelus is so sincerely for his Dharma practice. I am rejoice for him and will assist him for his Dharma practice.

    _/\_

  47. jennifer on Apr 29, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I am most inspired by Hecelus’s discipline, devotion and dedication to the Dharma. I rejoice for you Hecelus . Such a young age yet so wise !

  48. Jutika Lam on Apr 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Very good!!! Such a young boy and he is already doing retreats and is adding more commitments like 100 bowls water offering, 1500 tealight offering, 3000 times prostration, 300 times 35 cofessional Buddha and 3000 malas manjushri. He is also saving up for something good such as a medium sized Vajrayogini statue rinpoche. Really hope that he will get Vajrayogini Tantras in this lifetime!

    • DR on May 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Dear Jutika, you and Pavara can aspire to do the same as Hecules too. It brings tears of joy when I read Hecules’s letter to Rinpoche. So sincere.

      About 7 years ago, Jean Ai, Jean Mei and Clifford did Manjushri retreat too. They completed 100k Manjushri mantra each. They did the same the following year.

      Keep this in mind and start planning now, ok?

  49. patsy on Apr 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Most teenagers prefer to spend their holiday just having fun but for Hercules he prefer to go into retreat. What a wise and beneficial way to spend his holidays. I rejoice for him!

  50. Andrew.Hibberd on Apr 29, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    hungy children are most likely to do or say anything necessary to release not only themselves but all of the family from famine
    om

  51. Andrew.Hibberd on Apr 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    ah hum om

  52. nsa on Apr 29, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Wow.. I’m so happy for Hecelus for realising the benefits of Dharma retreats and knowing how best to spend his holidays! How I wished I had his wisdom when 10 years ago. Very sincere and self motivated young man. I rejoice for him and his family.

  53. Irene Lim on Apr 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Wow! What a brilliant boy. Could he had been a yogi from Tibet in his previous life?

  54. mayy on Apr 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    How nice if more of our children and youngsters of Hecelus’s age to make full use of their holidays and free time to engage in retreats.
    Way to go Hecelus! May you be an inspiration to more youngsters to join in this meaningful retreats.

  55. Adeline on Apr 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Hecelus Tan is so lucky to have met dharma at such a young age and doing his retreats diligently, he even wants to save up his pocket money to invite a medium size Vajrayogini statue and offer jewels and pearls to Her in order to get tantra practice from Rinpoche in the future, i rejoice. May Hecelus Tan’s wishes will come true.

  56. Girlie Ooi on Apr 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    So young yet so wise to choose to engage in a retreat during his school holidays. And wiser still to commit to want to do it again on a “bigger” scale.

    Congratulations Hecelus. You are an inspiration.

  57. Dorji on Apr 29, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Oh boy! He is special and even luckier to have come across manjushri at such a tender age. In Bhutan all the children does majushri prayer and national anthem everyday before they start their class.

  58. MayOng on Apr 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    The commitment level shown by this young teenager is magnetic and inspiring. I wish many young people out there can see the benefits it can bring for them to do a short retreat like Hecelus Tan, instead of watching TV and play video games.

  59. So Kin Hoe on Apr 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    This is a great achievement for a young boy Hecelus Tan! Rejoice for what he has achieved and may Hecelus continuously to achieve for more!

  60. Thierry on Apr 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    What a bright news this is to my day.
    How really nice this is.
    We should have more people like Hecelus that are inspired and then inspire in turn. How wonderful it would be to receive news like this every day, every hour… till they are no more “special” news…

  61. Han on Apr 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    congratulation to Hecelus Tan for completed his retreat and also committed to continue his retreat every year.
    Hecelus chooses his school holiday as a retreat period , he is setting a very good example to the youngsters. Rejoice for him!

  62. Roy Martinez on Apr 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    What a lucky boy indeed!!!! I am so jealous and at the same time I’m glad he has the opportunity to practice dharma whole-heartedly. I have a feeling he will be a great in the future.

  63. henry ooi on Apr 29, 2012 at 11:42 am

    The first time I met Hecelus Tan was at the Setrap puja held every Monday from 8PM in Kechara Paradise in Viva Home. He was there with his parents. Throughout the briefing before the puja commenced, Hecelus was quiet and listening intently. He is now visiting Kechara House in Sunwaymas.

    It is so beneficial that Kechara Paradise retail outlet in Viva Home is able to offer people to get connected with dharma, as with the other retail outlets in SS2, Sunway Pyramid, One Utama and Penang.

  64. skyong on Apr 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Wow.. such young age and have good aspirations. May we have more youngsters practice retreat so that our future generations will be able to continue the lineage.

    • hecelus on Apr 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      thank you!^^

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    I thought this episode would be tacky. You know, as the stars are famous, people would like to see them again, maybe even as ghosts, so the ‘natural’ progression is that they are ghosts now..and they have been seen…how tabloid. Very fifteen minutes in the limelight for seeing a FAMOUS GHOST.

    Hmmm, find out if this is so here: http://bit.ly/GhostStoriesReal
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Aug 25. 2019 11:43 PM
    Making Offerings to Shar Gaden Monastery

    A few months back, Beng Kooi arranged for these statues to be safely shipped to India, and also arranged for 29 pilgrims to join the pilgrimage to Gaden Monastery so they may be part of the offering ceremony on my behalf. Beng Kooi is truly a wonderful and sincere person, she works so hard and expects nothing in return and very trustworthy with her work. I was wondering why Beng Kooi was rushing to offer the statues to the monastery early October 2014, and she told me it was because she wanted to make the offerings before my 49th Birthday which is my obstacle year… she hopes by making these offerings, it would clear some of the obstacles to my long life… I thought how thoughtful and auspicious.

    Read more of this: http://bit.ly/MakingOfferings
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 25. 2019 08:13 PM
    Look at beautiful pictures of mountains and lakes are Rinpoche past times since young. Ever since then Rinpoche dream to stay near a lake or river with mountains and forests…..a home call home do intense practice. As Rinpoche ‘s promise to his Gurus , Rinpoche will carry on whatever happened. Reading this post of Rinpoche’s thought , longing and loneliness , I have a sense of loneliness as well but it different from Rinpoche. I do feel peaceful and the quiet environment, breathing fresh air up in the mountains. Spending some time alone with nature and broaden my views. The beauty of nature can have a long effect on how we look at things. Rinpoche journey is truly inspiring and I wish Rinpoche ‘s dream will materialise soon. I will do my best to learn as much as I could, and practice dharma, which I have learned from scratch, nothing to something , I do truly appreciate so much with folded hands.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/my-loneliness-and-longings.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 25. 2019 08:12 PM
    Due to the unethical ban on Dorje Shugden practice, Dorje Shugden practitioners, non practitioners and many more had suffered mentally , abuses , discriminations , violence, public services denied and so forth. Sadly all because of the Tibetan leadership , families were torn apart, monasteries divided . The Tibetan Leadership has mixed politics with religion . Should not have happened.
    With all these simple memes , hopeful more people will get a better understand and truth of this Dorje Shugden controversy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. May the Dorje Shugden ‘s ban will be lifted soon.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-shall-i-hate-you-today.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Aug 25. 2019 04:27 PM
    It is amazing that a cat can understand the rules that were told and abided by it. Even though the cat cannot chant but it just stays quietly, listening to the chanting and staring at the Buddha statue with full respect. The cat follows the vegetarian diet and refuses to eat meat.

    This cat must have a very strong imprint that it follows the monastic rule and so insistent on paying the homage to the Buddha. It must have been a Dharma practitioner before but due to its karma, it took rebirth in the three lower realm. Hopefully, after the cat dies, it will take rebirth as a human and continue to practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/vegetarian-cat-in-south-korea.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Aug 25. 2019 12:22 AM
    When I was young, my parents used to bring me to the circus. I liked to go because there were animals that can do various tricks and I was totally amazed by what they can do. At that time, I found it to be very entertaining.

    Now that I know how the animals are trained to do the tricks, it bothers me a lot. It was out of ignorance that I found the circus to be entertaining. I will never go to the circus again.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/if-you-enjoy-circuses-must-see-this.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Aug 24. 2019 05:16 PM
    The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche of Bhutan and Dorje Shugden

    Wow, this article has over 500K readers! Find out what are they reading about. Who is this The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche of Bhutan and how is he connected to Dorje Shugden.

    http://bit.ly/ZhabdrungRinpoche4th
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Aug 24. 2019 04:08 PM
    Many people like animals and love them unconditionally. Instead of buying animals, we should adopt one from the shelter. Each year, millions and millions of stray or abandoned dogs and cats are put to sleep because no one wants to adopt them.

    One reason not to buy dogs from a pet shop is because very often these puppies are bred from the puppy mill. Most puppy mills keep the mother dogs in the cage all year round, they are filthy and some exhibit strange behaviour due to stress. If people stop buying puppies from the puppy mills, fewer animals will suffer.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/give-them-a-home.html
  • Pastor Lanse
    Saturday, Aug 24. 2019 01:21 PM
    明辨是非——13段影片厘清针对多杰雄登护法的偏见和误解

    这系列视频的方便之处在于它们明确地针对有关多杰雄登禁令的相关疑问提供了答案。有兴趣对禁令做进一步了解的人能直接很省时省力地根据自己的疑问得到答案。记得最初研究禁令问题时,我翻遍互联网都看不到合理的解释,虽然网路上有一些零星的评论,但若不是亲达赖尊者反雄登的,就是亲雄登反达赖尊者的,两者的说法都太过牵强,缺乏客观论证,让人难以认同。现在有了这些客观论证的视频,我们要跟任何人解释多杰雄登问题就容易多了。

    https://bit.ly/2K8bb8D

  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Aug 24. 2019 11:51 AM
    I have learned so much about the iconography of Buddhas from Rinpoche’s blog and I can understand now why we have to learn about the iconography. If we don’t know about the iconography, making offering to a Buddha becomes worshipping an idol. If we don’t learn about the iconography of Buddhas, we may reject the practice due to our ignorance. For example, if we learn the iconography of Vajrayogini, we will have doubt why a Buddha is naked and looks wrathful.

    Once we learn about the iconography of Buddhas, we will appreciate the manifestation of Buddhas in a certain form. When we share the knowledge we have learned, we can help others to clear their doubts and give them confidence in Buddhism too. When we learn more, we can benefit ourselves and others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/facebook-question-why-is-lama-tsongkhapas-hat-yellow.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Aug 24. 2019 11:49 AM
    It is very nice to know the army is open for religion practice and Buddhism is benefitting them. Life as an army is not easy and it is stressful. One of the ways to reduce stress is to meditate. Meditation is one of the practices in Buddhism and it is proven to be effective in calming people’s mind.

    In some countries, meditation is taught to the children at school to help them calm their mind and control their behaviour. It is said that children who meditate are calmer and are able to manage their emotion better. Some prisoners are also learning how to meditate to help them control themselves.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/buddhist-chaplains-in-the-us-army.html
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 23. 2019 07:56 PM
    Zasep Rinpoche Speaks Plainly About Dorje Shugden

    Unimpressed with wealth, fame, name or looking politically correct, Zasep Rinpoche is a devoted Dorje Shugden practitioner whose practice has been described by him as being “very close to [his] heart.” He remains loyal to the Protector practice passed to him by his masters, and is very dedicated in his determination to uphold the lineage and be of benefit to others. Having taken his practice as his life, Zasep Rinpoche also believes in the importance of respecting other traditions, and for monasteries and Dharma centres to support each other instead of being divided.

    Read more of this great Guru: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Aug 23. 2019 03:26 PM
    It is good to know that house plant can purify the air in our house,elevate mode and promote wellness too.Some of the plant also look good as a decorative item.

    Most importantly the recommended list of plant here are not difficult to maintain and easy to take care.Thank you very much for sharing the good write up about benefits of the indoor plants.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2L4cfJy
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Aug 23. 2019 02:33 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your memories and your precious and wonderful times with your guru. All the wonderful and precious times with your guru remains me of many things that passes through in our life journey. Your thoughts on writing up this article and giving us to read is extremely precious for me too. I gained some understand and some good info and ideas for us to follow.

    I have been reading and sharing most of your thoughts, and articles with friends and family member. Your sharing are extremely amazing with powerful message beautiful teaching. Hope it will soon reach many more people around the world. A lovey and precious article to read.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 23. 2019 02:06 PM
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche who was one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist masters of our time. Been the philosophical assistant and junior tutor of the HH 14th Dalai Lama for more than forty years. A direct disciple of the great HH Pabongka Rinpoche. He had edited the book Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand written by HH pabongka Rinpoche .These Lam-Rim texts which is still been studied up to this day in the Gelugpa lineage. He was one of many Gelug Lamas who had taught in the West. Here he is depicted with Dorje Shugden an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri.
    Thank you for this sharing of a beautiful art piece.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-teacher-of-teachers-his-holiness-kyabje-trijang-rinpoche

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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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!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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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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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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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
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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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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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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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

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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
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
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
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    4 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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.
    5 months ago
    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.
  • 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.
    5 months ago
    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.
  • Beautiful
    5 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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
    6 months ago
    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
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    7 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    8 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    8 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    8 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    8 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    8 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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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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    2 yearss ago
    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...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
2 weeks ago
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
2 weeks ago
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
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Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
2 weeks ago
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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