Fotomat and Me | 我和Fotomat

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Dear Friends,
Here are some old photos that I would like to share with you. It was my first job at Fotomat in Los Angeles and I was 16 going on 17. It was tough getting that job. I was so worried I would not get the job. But Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen intervened. They bring back bitter and nice memories of those days when I was younger in a huge city. My teenage years in Los Angeles, California. I lived there for eight years in Los Angeles at Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre till I left in 1987 at 22 for India to become a Buddhist monk. My goal was to be a monk. I am grateful to the nice people I met in Fotomat who were helpful to me. There were some great colleagues. I will not forget them. I will not forget the lovely people I met in Los Angeles too. I wonder if they are alright.

Tsem Rinpoche
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This single building is called a kiosk and the film developing company is called Fotomat. There were these Fotomat Kiosks all over Southern California in many shopping centre parking lots. They were all over back in the 1980’s. It was easy for customers to just drop off the film and pick up without leaving the car. Drive thru film developing place. A lorry would come once a day to pick up all the films to be developed and drop off finished ones I worked in three Kiosks (Sunset Blvd, Santa Monica Blvd and Beverly Blvd branches. I was transferred to various branches at my request throughout my years with them.) It would be a single building big enough for one person to sit with a cash register. And we would have to go to the bank to bank in the money once a day after our shifts were done daily. Some areas were dangerous at night and I was robbed at gunpoint around 4 or 5 times. I was scared but I also met alot of interesting people there. Sometimes we were very busy and sometimes no customers for hours. I would do my mantras, sadhanas and meditations during the time when not much customers. I did alot of mantras. It has a telephone and we would report to our manager daily for anything also. I had a very nice lady manager who was in charge of the store in our area.

These Fotomat kiosks had two windows on the left and right to open. The left/right windows can open are for customers to drive in and drop off the film to be developed. And a few days later they would come back to pick up the film that is developed. I had very good and nice customers too as well as ‘unique’ ones… We also sold Fuji, Kodak and Fotomat film for different size cameras. I worked in this type of Fotomat Kiosk for a few years. I worked here approximately from 16-19 years old I think. I was living on my own and my parents didn’t support me. They lived in New Jersey thousands of miles away. I was in Los Angeles on my own on my own choice so I would have the freedom to practice and learn dharma. I was able to work here and get enough money to pay rent and buy food so I can live at Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre in Los Angeles with the great Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. I love Geshe La very much…he was kind to me. Our centre did not pay salary or provide free accommodations as they were very poor also. But there were a few very kind members that always helped me when I didn’t have enough of something…I was so happy to live at the centre with my teacher and was grateful to work at Fotomat so I can stay at the centre to study. I was very young but determined to learn the dharma.

When I visited the US a few years back, Fotomat had closed and all the kiosks were gone. I was looking forward to seeing them if they were still there. It would have been nostalgic.

My shrine in my room at Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre

My shrine in my room at Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre

I was 16 going on 17 years old and living in Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre in Los Angeles. I didn’t have a lot of money. I made very little I bought the Buddha statue made of clay for US$5 from a second hand shop on the way walking home one day. The rest are pictures of Buddhas and lamas I had done in the shop that developed photos I worked at. I would make offerings daily of water, incense and light. This altar was when I was living in Thubten Dhargye Ling in my small but very much loved room. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen lived upstairs and I was so happy to live near this great master. I was very lucky. I slept on the bed on the floor in front of my altar. I use to sit in front of the altar to chant and do prostrations daily. I would do retreats of many mantras on weekends or days off in my room. Geshe La gave me the antique Vajrasattva thangka and White Tara thangka you see hanging on the wall. The rest was pictures I printed out at Fotomat and framed. I had framed pictures of H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Zong Rinpoche, H.H. Trijang and Ling Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Tharchin La and so on. Geshe La would give classes in the centre which I love and we would do our monthly Tsok and Dorje Shugden pujas together. Even back then my altar was very important to me. A sacred space. I like beautiful altars because the most important SPACE in one’s home is the altar. The altar is the portal for bringing our minds to a higher level and connecting to the enlightened ones. Sure the Buddhas are everywhere, but easier to focus for me if there was an altar. The altar is the most important space in our lives. It is where the Buddhas abide for me. I felt empty without it. This was my altar in the centre.
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I was around 18 years old in this picture. It was taken by a student of H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s. I was sitting outside in the back yard of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre in Los Angeles. I like the Doors. Their music was appealing to me at that time and so I wore their t-shirt. I didn’t have a lot clothes. I use to borrow from friends or buy old 2nd hand clothing. Sometimes people would give me old clothing and I was grateful. It didn’t matter to me. I had very little money after rent and food but I was happy to live in the centre. But Dharma was much more appealing to me than anything else above music and all. This picture has many fond memories of living with the great master Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Also this is the place where I met His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who gave me so much practices, advice and love. I will never forget. I would love to transport myself back to that time.
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Two more pictures of myself in Los Angeles. This was on Sunset Blvd. I cannot remember who took the pictures. I had a pair of really cheap plastic sunglasses on. LOL. I thought I looked ‘cool’-double LOL! I had old clothes and shoes. Shoes were very expensive for me. When the soles of my shoes fell of partially and it often did, I would get the shoes repaired as I could not afford new ones. It was difficult making a living and trying to survive in a big city like Los Angeles. I grew up in a small sleepy town of Howell, New Jersey and the pace and cost of living was cheaper. But living with my parents or near them, they would not allow me to practice, learn and engage in deeper Buddhist practice which I was passionate about. They had their reasons.

I had to grow up fast in Los Angeles and that is why I moved away. I had to learn fast and fend for myself. I had to survive so I can do dharma. Fotomat was my very first job in Los Angeles. I had no financial help from anyone at that time so I had to work. I was on my own. I was determined. I was pretty much alone except for some good dharma friends and it was frightening at times. I was always afraid to lose my job so I worked very hard to perform and get salary. I didn’t want to be homeless. With no salary, I cannot pay my rental and food and how to stay at the centre and learn dharma? I didn’t want to lose that opportunity ever. That would be very difficult if I lost my job and I could not burden the centre. So I worked hard, learned from my mistakes and survived and was always trying to do better at work. I would not give excuses to my boss because how many times can you make the same mistakes? Many people needed a job so if you didn’t perform, they owed you nothing and you would be fired. It was not easy for a young boy as I started working and living on my own at 16 years old. I was afraid but at the same time happy I can live with a master and at the Buddhist centre. I felt very lucky.
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This was me on Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood in Los Angeles. All the clothes I am wearing were 2nd hand given to me by new friends who miraculously were my size and height. I will not forget all those friends I met in my teens in Los Angeles. Some were really kind people. I wonder where some of them are now. I wonder if they are okay? I made it as best as I could in Los Angeles. I eventually made it to India and became ordained as a Buddhist monk which is what I wanted.

 


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亲爱的朋友们,
以下是我想与你们分享的一些旧照片。 他们带回那我年轻时的一些美好回忆。

詹杜固仁波切
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这种小建筑叫售货亭,这家冲洗胶片的公司叫“Fotomat”。1980年代,在加利福尼亚南部许多购物中心的停车场,处处可见这种“Fotomat”的售货亭。 不管是将胶片送洗或是取照片,客人都无需下车,十分方便,这是冲洗胶片的得来速。每一天都会有一辆卡车前来收集胶片准备冲洗,以及将冲洗好的照片送来。我曾在三个位于不同地点(日落大道、圣莫尼卡大道、比佛利大道)的“Fotomat”分店工作。跟这家公司工作的那几年,我要求被调派到不同的分店。这个售货亭的空间大小足以让一人坐下并摆放一台收银机。每一天值班之后,我们也必须到银行把当日所收到的钱存入银行。有的地区一旦入夜就会危机重重,我曾四、五次被匪徒持枪打劫,虽然可怕,但同时我也遇见了许多有趣的人。有的时候我们会非常忙碌,有的时候好几个小时都没有一个客人。我会利用人潮稀少的时间持诵心咒、修仪轨及禅修。一般上我会持诵大量的心咒。在那小小的售货亭里也放着一台电话,每一天若有什么事,我们会给主管打电话报告。当时我认识一位非常和蔼可亲的女主管,她负责掌管我工作的那一地区的店铺。

“Fotomat”的这种售货亭的左右两面墙有两扇窗,左右两边的窗户都能打开让客人从车子将胶片搁下,几日后再回来取洗好的照片。我遇过人很好、很友善的客人,也有非常“特别”的客人。当时为迎合不同大小的相机,我们出售富士(Fuji)、柯达(Kodak)及“Fotomat”的胶片。我在这种售货亭工作了好几年,大约是从16岁到19岁的期间。那个时候我自己一个人在外头住,因为我的养父母不支持我。他们住在千里之外的新泽西,我则选择一个人住在洛杉矶,因为这么做,我有学习和实修佛法的自由。我在这里工作所得的工资足以让我缴房租和填饱肚子。于是我就能在洛杉矶的图登达杰林(Thubten Dhargye Ling)佛教中心住下,跟伟大的格西簇亲格尔辛住在一起。我非常敬爱格西拉,格西拉待我非常好。我们的佛教中心没给人发工资或提供免费住宿,因为他们也非常缺乏资金,但是中心里有好一些非常好心的成员,他们常常在我缺乏些什么的时候对我伸出援手。能跟自己的上师同住在中心里我实在感到开心。在“Fotomat”工作也让我心存感激,因为工作所得的工资能支持我在佛教中心里住下来,并在那里学习佛法。虽然当时年纪轻轻,但我有学习佛法的决心。

几年前我到美国去,发现“Fotomat”已结业,所有的售货亭也都不存在了。我期待再看见这些售货亭,想知道它们还在不在。要是还在,那该令人多怀念。
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17岁时我就住在位于洛杉矶的图登达杰林佛教中心。当时我没有多少钱,工资也非常少。某一天在步行回家的路上,我花了五美元从一间二手店买了一尊黏土制成的佛像。其他的佛菩萨和上师们的照片,我都在我工作的店铺把照片冲洗出来。每一天,我会在佛坛上供上清水、清香和蜡烛。这个佛坛就设在我那位于图登达杰林佛教中心里的小房间,房间虽小,但我却非常喜欢它。格西簇亲格而辛就住在楼上,能跟这位大师住在一起,我是多么的快乐,是多么的幸运。我的睡床就在佛坛前的地板上。那个时候我天天坐在佛坛前持咒及做跪拜。每当周末和假日,我都会在房里进行多个心咒的持诵闭关。在墙上挂着的那幅复古风的金刚萨垛唐卡及白度母唐卡都是格西拉送我的。其他照片都是我在“Fotomat”冲洗并装进相框里的,其中就包括达赖尊者、至尊宋仁波切、至尊赤江仁波切、林仁波切、格西塔庆拉和其他照片。在中心里,格西拉会给同修们授课,这是我爱的一项活动。除此,我们也会一起在佛教中心进行每月的荟供法会及多杰雄登护法法会。即使是那个时候,我也是非常重视我的佛坛,那是一个殊胜的空间。我喜欢美丽的佛坛,因为在一个人的家中最为重要的空间莫过于佛坛。佛坛是带领我们的心相续到更高阶层并且与证悟者连结的一道门。佛菩萨自然是无所不在,但若有一个佛坛,我会更容易保持专注。佛坛是我们生命中最重要的一个空间。对我来说,那是佛菩萨居住的地方。没有佛坛,我会感觉空荡荡。这是那时候我在佛教中心的小房间内的佛坛。
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在这张照片里的我大约18岁,替我照相的是至尊嘉杰宋仁波切的一位弟子。背景是洛杉矶图登达杰林佛教中心的后院。我喜欢大门乐队(the Doors)。当时候他们的歌曲非常吸引我,所以我穿上了他们的T恤。我拥有的衣服太少了,于是我常跟朋友借衣服,或是买旧的二手衣服。有的时候人们会给我旧衣服,这于我是雪中送炭。我不在意这件事。在缴过房租和填饱肚子后,我只剩下一点钱,但我很快乐,因为我能住在佛教中心里。佛法比音乐及任何一个事物都更加吸引我。这张照片藏有许多跟格西簇亲格而辛这位伟大大师共同生活的美好回忆。这里也是我遇见至尊嘉杰宋仁波切——一个赐予我许多修持法、劝谏和关爱之人——的地方。我将永远铭记于心。我多么希望能回到那个时候。
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再附上两张我在洛杉矶拍下的照片。这张摄于日落大道。我记不起来是谁替我照的相。我戴着的是一副廉价的塑料墨镜,哈哈哈!那时候我觉得自己酷毙了哈哈哈!我穿的是旧衣旧鞋,鞋子对我来说实在太贵了。每当我的鞋底脱落(而且这还经常发生),我会将鞋子修补好,因为我买不起新鞋子。要在像洛杉矶这种大城市谋生和生存实在不容易。我在新泽西豪威尔一个寂静的小镇长大,生活费用也是相对的便宜。然而,若跟我的养父母一起住或住他们附近,我就无法学习佛法,以及进一步投入佛法的修持中。他们基于他们的理由不允许我这么做。于是我必须自洛杉矶快速成长起来,这也是我离家的原因。我必须快速的学习,好照顾自己。为了学习佛法,我必须生存下来。那个时候没有人给我金钱上的援助,我靠自己过生活,我下定决心这么做。大多时候我都是独自一人,除了跟一些友善的同修一起之外。有的时候,这样的情况会让我感到恐惧。我因常害怕失去我的工作而非常尽心尽力地工作,这样才能取工资。没有工资,我将无法缴房租,也吃不起饭,那么我怎么还能在佛教中心里住,更遑论学习佛法了。我不想失去这个机会。如果我失去了工作,情况会十分艰难,而且我不能为佛教中心增添负担。于是我用心工作,从错误中学习、生存下来,并且经常尝试在工作表现上取得进步。面对上级,我不会给什么藉口,因为一个人能重犯一个错误多少次呢?还有许多人等着取代你,如果你没有办法把工作做好,没有人欠你什么,你自然会被解雇。16岁那年开始工作并且独自生活,这对当时年少的我而言实在不容易。我感到害怕,同时也感到快乐,因为我跟一位大师在图登达杰林佛教中心一起生活。我感到自己非常幸运。
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我站在洛杉矶西好莱坞的日落大道。这张照片摄于1980年代。
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  1. Sofi on Jan 21, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Even at such a young age, Rinpoche had success in everything he does. Being Area Manager is not an easy accomplishment which requires results and good management. And on top of that, Rinpoche never overlook his duties in looking after his Guru and Dharma center. Thinking back, I had life easy where my parents provided for me and I took jobs for extra pocket money not to earn the living. Rinpoche carries his hard working ethics into today and in Kechara, we learn by his examples. Truly a precious Guru who had lived through difficulties for the Dharma and shown us by example how precious the Dharma is. Thank you Rinpoche for giving us so much.

  2. Joy Kam on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:22 am

    1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18-year-old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/me

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  3. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:12 am

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    A poem inspired by seeing a picture of my teacher, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche…

    In the sport of correct views,
    all that is correct is just a view,
    without permanence or substance.
    As long as we hold onto views,
    our sufferings are gathered 
    to be experienced without end.

    Without the strong methods of emptiness
    and compassion, bereft of merit,
    we sink deeper without respite.
    To arise from this samsara is but
    a dreamscape on the deluded mind.
    Therefore seek the guru, who confers the yidam,
    hold your vows and fixate on liberation 
    free of new creations. Free of new experiences as 
    there are none. 

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    Composed in Tsem Ladrang, Kuala Lumpur on July 7, 2014

  4. Samfoonheei on Jul 30, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Interesting short biography of Rinpoche much younger day where Rinpoche had gone through a lot of hardship for the sake of learning dharma. With a strong mind Rinpoche have indeed able to do what Rinpoche loves to do at that time. Rinpoche ‘s determination to learn and practice dharma have him work very hard to support himself. Rinpoche takes an awful lot of determination, dedication and effort to be where Rinpoche is today . We are fortunate to have Rinpoche here in Malaysia .
    As there is a saying that with a strong mind and determination we will succeed in whatever we want to do in life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

  5. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:05 am

    A poem by Tsem Rinpoche

  6. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 5:21 am

    I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese-style clay Buddha which was beige in colour on the floor, holding the door open. I thought the shopkeeper would collect a lot of negative karma without knowing if he kept such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn’t look like he wanted to talk or that he even cared. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he did not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

    I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time was still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

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  7. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  8. Pastor Adeline on Jan 7, 2018 at 6:50 am

    This is another post that demonstrates the devotion H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has for Dharma and his teachers. He may appear as a runaway kid and an abandoned child, but he also demonstrated all qualities of a successful person – one who will not be defeated and go all the way to achieve his goal. He has reminded us that life is never fair and we must always be grateful for what we have and never take things for granted. He has shown us to not be afraid and to pick himself up from where he fell. He has led by example to always be the one who puts extra efforts in everything he does. He is a result of hard work, honesty, integrity, consistency, gratefulness, devotion and never gives up. These qualities combined have made Kechara successful under His Eminence’s guidance. These are his secret to success clearly demonstrated to us.

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  9. yin ping on Dec 23, 2017 at 4:22 am

    We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. Rinpoche had show us how strong was his determination to learn the dharma and how much effort he put in to secure the conditions and opportunity for him to continue to learn the dharma.

    Although Rinpoche had to work extra hard and he barely had extra money, he was satisfied with his conditions in the monastery, staying in a small room with a beautiful neat altar where Rinpoche would engaged retreat and chant millions of mantra. Rinpoche was happy because he can learn the dharma and served his Guru. May we have the good qualities same as Rinpoche, pursuing our spiritual growth with indestructible determination and faith.

  10. Wong Suet Moi on Oct 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    There is so much of determination to leave from home town just for Dharma. We are so fortunate to have dharma without losing family, friends.

    Thanks to Rinpoche sacrificed everything for dharma otherwise all of us can not have dharma as now.

    With folded hands
    Suet Moi

  11. Freon on Oct 21, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    From Rinpoche’s teenage life. Rinpoche was determine to learn and practice dharma. Whenever Rinpoche work, was always in dharma and practice dharma.

    Rinpoche work so many job just to be in dharma. Rinpoche are so poor but Rinpoche never complaint about poor, Rinpoche work to support yourself to be in Dharma.

    I, who work in Kechara full time. Have support from our sponsors and senior to be in dharma. To have salary and to work in Kechara without worry for financial too much. I am grateful to Rinpoche and sponsors who have make this to me to practice and learn dharma in Kechara. May the merits i have accumulated, dedicate to Rinpoche and the sponsors who are generous to give this facilities to us.

    Thank you Rinpoche

    Bowing to Rinpoche’s lotus feet, with love
    Freon

  12. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 12:53 am

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche is very devoted to his root guru, H.H. Zong Rinpoche.

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  13. Anne Ong on Sep 24, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this short and interesting bio about Rinpoche’s younger days. I always love to read bios and especially about Rinpoche’s ones. Cool pictures of Rinpoche’s younger days! Lol! 😎 I love those cool shades too!!😍👍🙏

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  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:46 PM
    Sometimes when we are angry we tend to remember it for a period of time. This is not healthy and even bring negative impact to us. We are angry because we cannot forgive and let go of what has happened. Just imagine the the energy and time wasted when we are angry. Therefore, we should learn to accept, forgive and move on. Otherwise holding on to grudges will only bring unhappiness to our life.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/revenge-is-harmful.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:37 PM
    Wonderful quotes. To me it is a lesson in every quote and reminding us to be aware of our situation and to change to be better. Rinpoche quotes and simple but brings meaningful impact. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the quotes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-collection-of-inspirational-buddhist-quotes-by-h-e-tsem-rinpoche
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:30 PM
    Whether they are animals or insects, they are still living beings. As they are not in the form that are able to learn dharma, we should make ways for them to be connected to dharma to help them in their future rebirth. Rinpoche has showed us many ways to care for them, as easy as feeding them and blowing mantra to them. Whatever the method, we just need to put effort and continue with the practise.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/stories-from-a-chela-blessing-the-animal-realm
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:19 PM
    I always admire the creativeness of artists as they are able to bring out their message and express their feelings in a piece of art. Lynda Bell is a great artist as all her art piece brings awareness to our environment, animals, kindness and compassion. Something that we need to keep reminding ourselves that we are all part of the world and therefore we should not abuse and love one another.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/beautiful-paintings-that-will-warm-your-heart
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:11 PM
    It is not just about learning the meaning of being kind and compassion but to apply it to our daily life and towards everyone. Rinpoche gave us the clear example to practise kindness and compassion. These values should not have any differentiation on anyone due to their background, race, language and etc. Everyone should be treated the same. Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-making-kindness-an-attitude
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 04:29 PM
    It is so beautiful that someone can spend their life building such holy image to bless the people around, to plant seed of Buddha to others.To build such huge statue, it need a lot of patience and determination to complete it.
    This statue of Buddha in Hyderabad,India is just so breath taking and wonderful. It is amazing how amazing and wonderful this Buddha especially the picture when the sun is setting .Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful article.

    https://bit.ly/2O8hCd4
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:31 PM
    Rejoice to those able to witness such an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . A privilege for many fortunate ones, to witness to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and Karcho Marpo, via the Panglung oracle in full trance, which is very rare. The very first time opened to public and is a tremendous blessing and great merits for all. Panglung Kuten (oracle) was the most famous oracle of Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden before 1959 in Tibet. Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves Dharma Protector to descend into a human oracle. Panglung kuten is a very well-known oracle of over 7 great Dharma protectors, who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech. Many people from Tibet, Nepal , India and over the world came to seek accurate prophecies, advise and healing from this well- known oracle. For me been able to watch the video is a blessing and pictures tells me a thousand words as I only came to know Kechara in 2016.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:15 PM
    Many Dharma practitioners rely on Dharma protectors when they seek protection . Dharma protectors play various roles in different aspects of Buddhism . The practice of Dharma protectors has evolved through a long history in India and Tibet. In all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism history, various forceful spirits were tamed by great figures like Guru Rinpoche to become protectors of Buddhism. The purpose of this Dharma Protector practice is to remove obstacles and gather all favourable conditions for their spiritual practice. Within the Nyingma tradition they have Rahula as one of Dharma protectors, Ekajati as the main protector of the Dzogchen teachings while Dorje Shugden is Gelupa Dharma protector and there so many others dharma protectors been practice. Each of the wrathful forms of each protectors varies , depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard practitioners from dangers and enemies. Dharma protectors has benefited countless of sentient beings , granting protection wisdom, material needs and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this knowledgeable post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:12 PM
    Begtse Chen is one of the main protectors of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism and especially revered in Mongolia. The origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century . Begtse Chen is the main protector associated with the Hayagriva cycle of Tantric Deity meditation practice.
    In Tibetan Buddhism Begtse is believed to have originated in India. The practice entered Tibet with Nyen Lotsawa in the 11th century. As a protector deity that does battle with the forces of evil and the wicked and guards the righteous and faithful . His terrifying, monstrous face it appearance serves only to frighten demons and dark spirits away and serves as a beacon of justice as well as a guardian of wisdom to all who see and revere him. Their wrathful forms depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard everyone from dangers and enemies. Interesting read to understand better of this Dharma Protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 04:33 PM
    This story is very inspiring.Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants.
    Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.Thank you very much for the good and inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2TOHbmZ


  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 22. 2020 04:38 PM
    As we can see in the video these people can help others through these powers , such abilities can also be developed through reciting mantras consistently on a daily basis.It is really interesting of to understand the existing of psychic, which may come from birth or by disaster like lightning.
    Always fascinated by people who have psychic powers. Wonder how it feels like to be able to know and see things the way they do. Personally I don’t know anyone with this ability.Thank you very much for this interesting and educational article.

    https://bit.ly/37jKFBR


  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:09 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing all the wonderful encounters of shopping with Rinpoche. As we know Rinpoche rarely goes shopping for himself but as gifts for various students. Reading this post simply have me thinking, one must be observant to develop knowledge, and to apply what we read from the Lamrim topics into our lives. Being observant of our surroundings and practicing situational awareness at all times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-shopping-experience-with-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:08 PM
    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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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)
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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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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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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
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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.
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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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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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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.
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