I BELONG IN THE MOUNTAINS….

Apr 7, 2010 | Views: 947

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Since I was very young, I had a yearning to live in the mountains in a hut or a large cave protected from the elements. Within this dwelling I would have a fantastic large statue of a Buddha/VajraYogini on my shrine with butterlamps offered to them and continuously burning.

This place in my imagination and intense yearning has water nearby, lots of trees, green, grassy and peaceful animals roaming freely, wildly and have no fear of me or I them.

I would eat natural foods that are available. I would see a large expanse of open space and mountains also. The mountains are very important. The air is crisp, fresh and cool but not cold. I must see green and mountains. I need that. I belong there. I wish to be there. I hope to be there. I want to be there. I beg and pray to be there. It is my home. It is where my mind feels most comfortable. I need to be there always…but I can’t be. I have to stay in the city to teach, teach,explain, explain, talk, guide, and meet endless amount of ppl. I have to stay and find comfort in the few trees growing around me. I have to have a house or room that at least looks at greenery. That would keep me connected to what I really want to do and where I want to be but can’t. I want that connection…

I would be very happy here in this type of green mountainous place doing my practices, mantras, prostrations, offerings and reading the holy dharma. I would spend my life in this place and gain exalted attainments. I would fantasize, dream, wish and yearn so strongly for such a place. I wanted and still yearn to live in such a place.

Sometimes even now the yearning is so strong and intense that it’s painful at times. I have to remember the promise I have made to my teachers and continue to do what I am doing. I never wanted to be a teacher or a guru. I wanted to retreat and stay in the mountains. To engage in practices. I cannot disobey the requests of my teachers. I must stay….in the city with sparse green leaved trees around to see through a grilled window….

When I was very young in New Jersey, I drew endless pictures of mountains with nearby lakes and I would live there. No one said these things to me or showed me pictures, but I wanted to be there so much. My nightmare is to live in a place with no greens, all concrete, sandy, barren or in the middle of a city. It makes me apprehensive, uncomfortable and I know it is not home…

I would draw endless Buddhas and paint them or crayon their colors in. Wishing I was in the mountains meditating on these Buddhas…that is what I was suppose to do…I knew that from a very young age as I know that now…

Mountains, lake, greens, trees and open clear sky is the place of my dreams….

Pictures like this take my breath away because I KNOW I BELONG THERE, but I can’t get there.

This is the hut I should be in. I can’t be there..so i must look at the pictures and pretend to be there. Pretend to stare at wonderment of the sacred Vajra Yogini statue in my hut with a butterlamp flickering in front of Her as my offering of Wisdom to this Noble Lady of Crimson. To engage in Her practices without interferences or distractions…..and to gain Her sacred realizations as promised by Naropa and Pabongka Rinpoche…..also Heruka…When can I ever get there???

I don’t like ocean front views, but I am so yearning the mountains. I only want mountains…greens..trees…dharma…meditation…practice….letting all the illusionary world dissolve as they really never existed anyways….

As I grow older and closer to my death, my yearnings of a distant childhood wish to be in the mountains still burns strongly in my chest….although I am changed, yet I am the same….

Will I get there? Will I be able to have something I really want or just continue as I am????

May all beings’ immense wrong perceptions, sufferings that arise from that and it’s results come to me.

May they feel freedom, happiness and be released from the shackles of karma. May they never be separated from the Queen of Crimson hue who waits for us…

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  2. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  3. Wah Ying on Sep 2, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    What I have learned from this blog post:
    1. Rinpoche put his guru’s instruction, to teach and benefiting more, instead of doing retreat in the mountain. As Rinpoche taught us: one way to be loyal to our Guru is always do the practice and follow the instructions of your Guru, and let your Guru wins instead of letting your ego wins.
    2. Jumping out from our comfort zone, because good things happen out of your comfort zone, for your own and others benefits. Different people may have different comfort zone. It can be staying in city especially for many of us growing up in city and even some may be growing up in small towns or villages, to come to Kechara Forest Retreat, located at a small town away from big city like Kuala Lumpur; it’s not that easy to move and stay in Bentong for many of us. That’s our comfort zone.
    3. Rinpoche is planting the seeds for many to inspire for high practice such as Vajrayogini, to renounce samsara and doing retreat in the mountains.

  4. Julia Tan on Aug 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Reading what Rinpoche wrote 5 years ago, I realised Rinpoche’s wishes for going into the mountains to do retreats has never been changed. Rinpoche constantly shared with us pictures of beautiful mountains with little hut. By looking at those pictures, I would usually took a deep breath, pretending i can feel the peace, smell the flower, hear the sound of the grass and trees, the birds and water. Imagine I am there, with my cat, making offerings with the clean water from the river near by, flowers outside the hut and up to the mountain, doing sadhana, retreats and prostrations. I will have an altar with my Guru’s photo, Lama Tsongkhapa and Vajrayogini image. I will finally get rid of all my fear, doubt, attachment and etc, just focus on Vajrayogini practice until my last breath. That’s what Rinpoche has been planting the seed for all of us.

    After 5 years, I see Rinpoche’s guru devotion towards his guru only increased but never decline. Rinpoche’s Dharma work today is not just about teaching in the city. The work that Rinpoche is doing now has been increased, many times more and harder. Although some of Rinpoche’s guru already passed away, Rinpoche continue to teach as what he had promised to his guru, preserving what his guru has taught him, protecting the lineage and practices that the guru has passed to him. Rinpoche treasured all his guru more than his own life. I have much faith and respect to Rinpoche today because I see Rinpoche selflessly putting aside what he likes to do, but pushing himself to do what his guru told him to do, inspired me a lot. Rinpoche never give up although the path is never easy for him especially as a foreigner in Malaysia. Due to Rinpoche’s consistency, I started to understand and believe in Rinpoche’s work and teachings. I see a selfless guru working very hard, day and night, prepare, lead, guide, love, care and the list goes on, for the students to transform, so that we can save ourselves from the scary and traumatise 3 lower realms. Our guru gain nothing from us but he continues to work hard for us. This is the nature of a Boddhisatva on earth.

    • Alice Tay on Sep 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you Julia to share this post for discussion within Chinese Group.
      You have pointed and highlights on the practice of guru devotion which we can see clearly through our precious guru. Although Rinpoche is preferable to spend the life to do retreat in the peaceful place as been showed in the post. But due to Rinpoche’s compassion, strong guru devotion and the promise that Rinpoche has made to his own guru, Rinpoche choose to stay with us and continue to teach the dharma.

      Thank you Rinpoche for your altruistic mind of bodhicitta to lead all sentient beings to full enlightenment. Thank you Rinpoche for continuing share the peaceful places that close to nature is the best place for us to do retreat and deepen our practice for the benefit of others. And I believe that the peaceful place in Malaysia, is Kechara Forest Retreat.

  5. Pastor Moh Mei on Jan 20, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    We all belong to the mountains. We all long to live in nature and undisturbed by the greed of the world. No many will have the fortune to do so. Some out of greed to pursue worldly fortune and fame, some out of obligations, some out of ignorance, whatever form it takes, it’s an attachment of sort to samsara.

    I’m happy for those who can break free and exile themselves to the mountains, to embrace nature and be one with nature. For the rest of us, maybe someday we will stop dreaming and talking about it and just do it. Remember, nothing is going to happen if you don’t start.

  6. patriciasnodgrass on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I understand your yearning, Rinpoche. I truly do. I have been fortunate to live in a vast expanse of green; 65 million acres of riverland, marshes, swamps, and pine forests. We even have our own Bigfoot! The mountains skirt the north side and I live in a deep basin beneath. I cannot see the mountains from where I am, but I am surrounded by lush green fields, pastures and forests and rivers. I am currently living in semi retreat myself. I am not ordained, yet I yearn to be a nun. I spend my days in meditation, prayer and study. Although we don’t have many creature comforts, we do have a roof over our heads and food and water. I am happy. My root lama wants me to teach, but I find myself resisting the idea. I’m not good at teaching; I want to stay where I am. But I also know that I need to obey my root teacher’s instructions. I may have come up with a way to do that. I would love to establish a dharma center in South Texas, in the Big Bend or Texas Hill Country. That way I can have the mountains AND teach. I don’t know how feasible that is. Perhaps you could do something similar, Rinpoche? Find your retreat but also leave your retreat briefly and give teachings. Surely there’s a middle way for you that will benefit yourself as well as those of us who benefit from your teachings. <3

  7. Vinnie Tan on Jul 28, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Kechara Forest Retreat (http://retreat.kechara.com/) would soon be done, once it it fully built up, Rinpoche can stay in the KFR. I believe that the green, and the environment around would allow Rinpoche to be more relaxed in some way. I really hope that KFR will be up soon. Benefiting all beings in that area. And most importantly, providing a green and comfortable space for Rinpoche to live in.

  8. Valentina Suhendra on Jun 22, 2011 at 7:57 am

    My dear Lama

    I know a beautiful place on top of the mountain in Bandung. The view is breathtaking. On one of my visits, I immediately thought that you will like this place. I wish to take you there during your visit to Indonesia.

    Much care

    Valentina

  9. ACL on Jan 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    wherever you go, there you are! there is no escape. I know, i live in those mountains!

  10. Margaretlee on Jul 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    The first card that I received from Rinpoche depicted a road leading to a mountain scene in black and white. He wrote on the back of the card in these exact words “ I like these scene cards. Seeing them evokes peace, serenity & calmness in me”. I received a couple more of these cards later and all were scenes with country side and a lot of trees. Rinpoche yearns to be in the mountains…….
    And like Henry mentioned that many times Rinpoche would send pictures of open and serene mountain scenes via mms to all his students, another sign of his constant longing to be in the nature.
    Rinpoche would have gone to these mountains , make offering of butterlamps to beautiful mother Vajrayogini and do his meditation and retreat there. Sacrificing all his personal wish but to listen to his Guru to come to a foreign land to teach, is a strong demonstration of his unwavered guru devotion. A true living example of the 50 stanzes of Guru Devotion in the 21st century.
    And I long to have your wish come true my guru, may I humbly follow your footsteps and practise tirelessly my devotion to you.

  11. Lim Tat Ming on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I love nature too. The greenery, rainforest, mountains, lakes, water-falls, coolness, mist, sounds of the wild, silence, solitude and animals in the wild – these images are still vivid in my mind. Everything in the forest provides us a perfect environment for our meditation practices. Even if it is not for spiritual practice, a moment in the forest or mountain brings so much peace in our mind!
    I could remember the time when I was staying in the National Park in Jerantut, Pahang during my younger days. The stay at national park was so relaxing and enjoyable so much so that I was reluctant to return to the city which is so hot, noisy and polluted.
    Nature is not too far in Petaling Jaya. There is the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) in Sungai Buloh where one can have an “instant” experience of the rainforest. It is very accessible and only about half an hour journey from the city of Petaling Jaya. I do hope Rinpoche can make regular trips there to enjoy the nature.
    May Rinpoche be able to quickly fulfil your dreams of living in the mountains soon.

  12. Beng Kooi on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Rinpoche’s selflessness shines thru again and again as I read thru these personal sharings on this blog. Sacrificing his personal wish for a mountain retreat, and waking up daily in the middle of a metropolitan city cannot be easy. It is, in fact, the complete opposite of what Rinpoche wants.
    Hence every moment is an exercise of Guru Devotion. Being in Malaysia, staying in the city, looking out thru grilled windows, teaching his students… it is all a testament to Rinpoche’s towering devotion to his teachers, and his complete submission to his Gurus’ instructions.
    What an incredible live lesson in the 50 verses.

  13. Ooi Pe on Jul 9, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Country roads, take me home, to the place, I belong ….. John Denver could not have put it more accurately what Rinpoche longs for. Rinpoche has to put aside His wish to be in the mountains, so that He can remain here to impart dharma to us. We must make KWPC a reality so that Rinpoche can be up in the mountains – to live and teach in an environment that is closest to His heart – it will be fulfilling both His personal wish and at the same time His guru’s wish. Rinpoche has sacrificed a lot for all of us, the least we can do is at least repay that by coming together to help realise KWPC.

  14. henry ooi on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Rinpoche has spoken many times of his desire to stay at such places described. He even had a wall paper of trees glued in his room in the old ladrang, a rented house. Occasionally he would MMS to his liaisons and some students beautiful pictures of scenic views, sometimes with text, sometimes without.
    The desire to stay in the mountains, surrounded by lush greenery must have to do with Rinpoche’s previous lives. Together with some students, I was fortunate to listen to Rinpoche giving a dharma talk on reincarnation recently. The sometimes painful longing and yearning to go somewhere or do something when one has not experienced it in this life must have come from previous lives.
    KWPC would be the ideal home for Rinpoche when it is up.
    http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/

  15. Irene Lim on Jul 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    A highlander is a highlander, no matter where he lives. Rinpoche is a highlander, yes Rinpoche belongs to the mountains. In Rinpoche’s past lives he had been a Tibetan Lama living in the mountains on the roof top of the world doing spiritual practices and meditation. Many live times Rinpoche’s incarnation lived in Gaden Monastery which has an altitude of over 4,200 meters above sea level with vast space, green and views as free as the bird. Also in Yara, Kham the homeland of of his past incarnation, Gendun Nyedrak, had lived in the mountain which took me more than 6 hours of horse ride to ascend Tsem Monastery. Such places offer no entertainment and distraction at all. That may be the reason Tibet has so many saints and panditas. Ha, ha…

  16. Peter on Jul 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    It’s so great and such privilege to know some of Your inner most thoughts and wishes. I have faith that You will have this dream…
    at the rate we are all pushed to excellence and trained to take up the banner and standard of Dharma, in no time, come true.
    KWPC…it’s not a matter of how anymore but when…
    Anila, your post reminded me of one late Ch’an Master Ven Master Sheng-yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain, when I visited and paid my homage in his final abode in Taiwan last year when he manifested stillness, it was located in their Main Monastery, one has to trek up on a small hill nearby and in one beautiful yet simple bamboo grove, his remains lies beneath some unknown bamboo trees (exact locations in the bamboo grove are only known by his core disciples) with no grave markers/tombstones at all. People can just visit there and even do sit in meditation, amidst nature and the fresh air. True to the Ch’an Tradition, from Emptiness he came, to Emptiness he returned.

  17. May Ong on Jul 7, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Nature like lakes, mountains, green forests, hut and caves are places of solace for me where I can allow my mind to focus and concentrate on what is more important. It may be similar to Tsem Rinpoche line of thought, where these are places where he can go to read more to increase depth of knowledge, meditate on its teachings and contemplate to reflect its practice and turn them into actions that can benefit others.
    However, I am glad Tsem Rinpoche had not retreated to those places yet as there is much work to be done for KWPC to manifest and we need you to continue to guide us.

  18. Datuk May on Jul 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    My heart swells with love and appreciation knowing how much Rinpoche has sacrificed so that Rinpoche can bring great benefit to people.
    Starting from Rinpoche’s childhood when Rinpoche ran away from home in pursuit of Dharma till today when Rinpoche cannot even have the simple wish of living in the mountains to meditate, makes me realize what an incredibly compassionate being, Rinpoche is. The main reasons for Rinpoche’s sacrifices are to keep his promise to his root guru, Zong Rinpoche and Rinpoche’s love of the Dharma and compelling desire to benefit others.
    Rinpoche has done so much in his life, having lived in USA, where opportunities are plenty for young people, one thing has not changed is Rinpoche’s devotion to Dharma.
    Tears swell in my eyes whenever I think, how much hardship Rinpoche has endured in order for us, his students to have the opportunity to purify our negative karma.
    All that I can do in return is to practise guru devotion and I hope that Rinpoche will accept.

  19. Anila on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I share the same thoughts as Tsem Rinpoche. That is to live in the mountains. I love the forest and trees. The birds and animals that flies and runs around among the trees. I told my family that when I die I want my ashes to be strewn over the jungle if possible. And not like what people normally do. They will cremate the body and strewn the ashes into the sea. When I was staying in Tsem Rinpoche’s house in Ganden, Rinpoche will always ask me to accompany him to sit in the balcony of his house. The balcony is situated overlooking a padi field and at the far end o he can see mountains and forest. He can sit for hours just staring at the mountains. My experience and observation of Rinpoche of what he wrote of belonging to the mountains is the truth.

  20. David Lai on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I heard Rinpoche talk about the mountains for many years already. Rinpoche is always consistently and with so much feeling that he even made me longed for the green hills and lush forests. I never thought much of mother nature as anything but a pretty postcard.
    But somehow, Rinpoche has managed to change my perspective of mother nature as a reflection of a deep spiritual calm that all of us wish to attain. The forest, greenery, mountains and hut reflects renunciation, contemplation and meditation. These are probably very strong imprints of countless lifetimes of spiritual practice. Hence, I think everything that Rinpoche treasures are somehow related to what he had been doing for many years.

  21. susan on Jul 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I love the mountains,…the closest i’ve ever gotten was when i used to live in Colorado. It was so beautiful… even getting stuck in traffic wasn’t such a dread because of the amazing mountainous view. I’ve always wanted to get away to these vast mountainous places as what seems to be around, all the hustle and non-stop activities doesn’t make sense to me.
    How people aspire to be and work hard to possess doesn’t make sense to me…i wanted it all to stop. I wish very much that Rinpoche’s wish to have a place up in the mountains will manifest into KWPC in the very near future. Rinpoche thank you for being here with us to give us teachings. Making the inner KWPC manifest is the only way for me to repay Rinpoche’s kindness and how much Rinpoche has “given up” that we may have happiness.

  22. Paris on Jul 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Steve,
    what a beautiful letter and sharing that you wrote, and I hope you won’t mind me replying you directly. It always touches our hearts to hear how Rinpoche is reaching the lives of people everywhere in the world. How fortunate we really are to have Rinpoche among us.
    Rinpoche has also recounted to us countless times that he does not wish to be in the city and that he has always had a longing to be in the mountains, to engage in quiet retreat, solitude. It was because his teachers, H.E. Lati Rinpoche and H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche requested him to go abroad to teach that he continues to persevere here in Kuala Lumpur, to make kechara grow and to guide students, every hour of every day.
    By his promise to his Gurus, it means that Rinpoche has dedicated the rest of his life to the service of others, which has meant that he has given up all of his own personal wishes for us, the wayward ones who probably will never really fully appreciate all that our Lamas sacrifice for our sakes.
    Even now that there is a new Ladrang in the city, which is much bigger and better equipped, Rinpoche remains in only one room on the topmost floor; he dedicated the whole of the rest of the building for Dharma work of his students, to serve others and execute work. Now, Rinpoche has only a distant view of some mountains but that is all.
    It is with much shame that I read this post, to realise how very much Rinpoche is doing for us, and how much he has had to give up so that WE can continue to have the things WE like and are happy with.

    • Steve Tobias on Nov 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

      Paris,
      I just finished reading your book Call Me Paris, which Su Ming was kind enough to send to me. I love it. It is inspirational in many ways, a FEW of them being: with your own experiences in dharma, with your experiences with Rinpoche, with insight into Kechara and what goes on — the hard work with spiritual practice. Anyway I personally appreciate that you wrote it, it really does help people like me out, not only that but it’s very difficult to put down when you start reading! I hope all is well, hope to keep in touch and read your new books.
      Steve

      It is inspirational in many ways, a FEW of these ways ar: with your own experiences in dharma, with insight into how Rinpoche acts

  23. Terri on Apr 15, 2010 at 12:12 am

    The temple here is just like that, and I long to be there too. But I am not able to go because I don’t have a car. http://www.cttbusa.org/

  24. Steve Tobias on Apr 14, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you so much for spreading the dharma, Rinpoche. I constantly check your blogs, new videos, twitter, and anything available. I often prayed that I would somehow come closer to you as a student and exemplify your teachings, and coincidentally shortly after you started this blog and began posting more, and it’s extremely helpful.
    I wrote you a letter and sent a very small gift in August 2008, and you were very generous and helped me with my practice with more gifts than I ever expected. I have taken full advantage of them, read all the texts, and have tried my hardest to keep my commitments. If you were in the mountains I would never be graced with my practice, faith, bodhicitta or anything. I was selfish and received an initiation I was hardly ready for, but tried very hard to live up to it, and the mentoring you offered was invaluable to this, as well as your inspiration in the beginning, and I will keep my commitments toward you and the dharma. Thank you!!!

  25. Shirley Tan on Apr 8, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Its funny, but this is the visual that is very dear to me – the sounds of the rustling of leaves against the marooned robes, small hands grazing against the leaves or bushes as they walk by and in the background there are soft chanting. It is almost hypnotic. Then the view of the mountains opens up ahead to greet us, as if to welcome us home. Then a cool crisp air gently caresses our faces, as if to wash away all our fears and doubts. I love the mountains, especially if it is by a lake or ravine/river, or any body of water. And I adore the cool mountain air and the rising ‘regal-ness’ of the trees with the changing colours of each season. To me, that is closest to home.

  26. Nick Lee on Apr 7, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Rinpoche,
    I too love the mountains. I understand exactly how you feel about the mountains…it really is nature at its best. I know with everyone’s combined effort, we will make KWPC a reality and help you fulfill your gurus’ wishes and also your dream of living in the mountains surrounded by rolling hills, endless greenery, chirping birds and crisp fresh air.

  27. anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    same here… i feel the same yearning and when you speak of it and share those photos, i feel so poignant… nature is so wonderful, so is solitude…
    may your wishes come true in the future after you have carried out your share of the divine wishes of your gurus…

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    – Providing us with spiritual support so that we can develop stability and determination to alleviate negative mental states that hold us back from achieving our full potential.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Mm65rr
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, May 21. 2019 12:24 AM
    Here’s another wonderful selection of supernatural encounters by celebrities. Find these neat as they show that people from all walks of life have experiences. Have a watch, learn and enjoy. Just click below on the video and watch. Very interesting episode.

    https://bit.ly/2Gd20A7
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, May 20. 2019 11:08 PM
    Located at the Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area is the world’s largest, seated bronze Buddha statue. The Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha statue is 38.55 metre-tall (126 feet) and weighs 380 tonnes. It was completed and consecrated in 2004. The Longkou Nanshan Giant Buddha is also sometimes referred to as the Buddha of the East due to its location in China.

    http://bit.ly/LongkouBuddha
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  • Yee Yin
    Monday, May 20. 2019 10:58 PM
    Mr. John Blofeld who was one of the early Westerners whose genuine interest in Buddhism and the philosophies of the east manifested in his books. His books in turn opened the doorway for the west to be introduced to the vast wisdom of the east, especially from China and Tibet. China’s form of Buddhism is indeed profound and produced countless great masters and practitioners in the last thousand years. China’s culture, customs, way of life, food, writing, dance, music, architecture, inventions and so on have been immense and the impact they have had on the world is beyond measure. China is indeed a great and ancient civilisation.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/john-blofeld-and-his-spiritual-journey.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Monday, May 20. 2019 10:43 PM
    Ku Shulan was not born in a good family. She did not sound to have a good life. She didn’t have the opportunity to get an education and she was married to a husband who always abused her. Her life was just miserable.

    Even though her life was miserable, but she had a very strong passion for papercutting arts. Perhaps this was how she could express her feelings and bring some joy in her. Her works are very vibrant and full of energy. She was not defeated by her tough and difficult life.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/ku-shulan-goddess-of-paper-cut.html
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  • Lin Mun
    Monday, May 20. 2019 09:55 PM
    It’s amazing how one man can plant the trees all by himself and made into a huge forest. So much dedication to the love of nature and environment. I am sure this is not an easy task and require a lot of passion and determination to reach where it is today. Really hope that government will support him in all areas such as financial, human resource and etc. All of us have the responsibility to take care of our environment and we need to do something to save the world for our next generation.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/forest-man-of-india-%e5%8d%b0%e5%ba%a6%e6%a3%ae%e6%9e%97%e4%b9%8b%e5%ad%90
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, May 20. 2019 09:08 PM
    This is great idea. Many people live in the high rise buildings nowadays and will usually avoid any plantation. But planting in small container is convenient and very manageable. We can plant some herbs and we can use it for our cooking too. Everyone likes healthy food and organic style. With this method, we can at least produce some easy to plant herbs, and leafy vegetables. Also it is a healthy hobby to engage too. &#55357;&#56898;

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/container-gardening-how-to-grow-vegetables-without-a-backyard
  • Chris
    Monday, May 20. 2019 09:05 PM
    China is such a powerful country. They can even turn vast barren desert land into a dense forest. Such achievements is remarkable and it proves to us that the earth can regenerate itself if we are willing to work with it.

    Beijing suffers from one of the worst case of air pollution. It is clever for the Chinese government to have a future sight and started planting trees in Saihanba. Hence, now they have a vast forest that significantly reduces the occurrence of sandstorm in the city of Beijing.

    Many people in different countries has started to notice the importance of forest on their lands and started the process of reforestation. Many have success in their stories and each of them have made an impact on the environment and making the earth a better place to live.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/480-million-trees
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, May 20. 2019 08:56 PM
    I like this article about living in a minimalist style. Everyday we are being planted with ideas of getting more things, material, staying in bigger house, getting a bigger car and list goes on. It is never enough. The more we are being influence by all these possession, the more we have to work to get money. It is never enough to satisfy our wanting.

    I like the idea of 90 day rule. It’s true that we sometimes don’t need such items but bought it due to advertisement influence. It’s important for us to de-clutter our belongings. When our living area is clean and tidy, our mind will follow suit. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/living-the-minimalist-lifestyle
  • Sofi
    Monday, May 20. 2019 06:34 PM
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    Each Dalai Lama is a unique individual, they have been philosophers, builders and even poets, and as each is revered as a Bodhisattva who possess great mystical powers and can incarnate life after life, every Dalai Lama has great potential to benefit many beings by disseminating Buddhism and safeguarding his fellow countrymen. This can be seen clearly as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has been a charismatic global spiritual teacher whose teachings are timeless and translated into many languages.

    Read more here on the intrigues of the Dalai Lama and murders that goes on in the Potala Palace: http://bit.ly/PotalaPalace
  • Sofi
    Monday, May 20. 2019 06:24 PM
    The Reasons Birds Hit Windows and How to Prevent It

    Scientific studies about bird collisions dispel some common myths about how to prevent these incidents, shining a spotlight on exciting projects across the world that are making a real difference.

    http://bit.ly/TR-SaveBirds
  • nicholas
    Monday, May 20. 2019 06:19 PM
    Grand statues around the world

    Please view these wonderful large statues built around the world. They commemorate something close to people’s hearts. Something that brings hope, inspiration or a reminder of something people wish to aspire to. The human spirit is uplifted when they see something that gives meaning to them in large splendour. Hope you will be blessed by some of these images and wish you blessings always.

    More information and pictures here: https://bit.ly/2M8eFa9
  • nicholas
    Monday, May 20. 2019 06:12 PM
    Have you seen this unique house before?

    This 5-story apartment building in Turin, Italy Is disguised in potted forest of trees and branching steel beams. Designed by Luciano Pia, this creation transforms Turin’s homogeneous urban scene and blows life into the residential building.

    The structure creates a transition from outdoors to in, with 150 trees absorbing close to 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide per hour. Each species of plant has been purposefully chosen from plant life in Turin to provide the diversity in color, foliage, and blooming.

    Read more at : https://bit.ly/2RC0nU9
  • nicholas
    Monday, May 20. 2019 06:02 PM
    Ku Shulan was born in 1920 to a poor peasant family in a small Chinese village called Wang in Xunyi County, Shaanxi province. At the age of 9, her feet were bound by her mother and after leaving school at 15, she began to learn embroidery and jianzhi (papercutting) as part of her training for marriage. She was married at the age of 17 to a husband who regularly abused her throughout their life together, and gave birth to 13 children, 10 of whom died of starvation or disease before they reached adulthood.

    In spite of the extraordinary privations and hardships she endured, Ku Shulan, who never learned to read and write, persisted with her papercutting throughout her adult life and in 1980, her extraordinary talent in jianzhi was discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center, after which she was invited to teach and direct papercutting in her province. Soon after, her reputation rose immensely, and Ku was bestowed many domestic awards. In 1996, Ku was designated “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO. Ku Shulan died in 2004 aged 84, but her popularity and reputation continue to grow.

    Read more about her here: https://bit.ly/2WSgeh3
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, May 19. 2019 09:41 PM
    Every year, during the first and seventh months of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Wealth God temple in Kampung Perting and the Indian temples in Bentong organise processions of the Taoist and Hindu deities in Bentong town. Mediums of these gods take trance and walk together with their devotees, blessing the public along the streets. To show the presence of the gods in trance, some of the mediums pierced their cheeks with long metal skewers throughout the event. This has been a tradition of Bentong for many years. As the mediums walked by during the recent procession, without being prompted or told, the mediums in trance of the gods themselves purposely stopped and paid homage to Dorje Shugden while passing the Bigfoot store.

    Similarly to human being, the gods and local deities need blessings too. They want to be liberated from Samsara and they know Dorje Shugden can guide them towards enlightenment. There is no doubt Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being and his compassion is for all sentient beings.

    http://bit.ly/Homage2DS
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The Known and unknown are both feared,
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.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    5 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    6 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    6 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    6 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    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
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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