I Like This Picture of My Mother

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My biological mother once took me from my adopted family, the Bugayeffs in New Jersey to her home in Philadelphia, where she lived with her two sons and husband. She had a lovely home.

I knew at that time she was connected to me but I didn’t exactly know how. She always told me she is my aunt. I was like 12 or something. She took me to the aquarium, and to a kungfu store and she bought me nunchucks – I wanted it because I saw a Bruce Lee movie and thought it was cool, hehe.

That beautiful weekend we spent together, we talked a lot. She told me I resembled my grandmother; her mom, Queen Dechen Minh. I thought that was such a great compliment because I loved my grandmother and to be like her was great. To me, she was love incarnate.

I found out later, my mom’s husband wanted to adopt me as his son and live with them and be with my half brothers. I was like wow. I thought how generous of this man. How absolutely generous.

But mom didn’t agree. I don’t know why exactly. I wish she did agree. It was years later when I was around 24 that I found out absolutely beyond a doubt that this beautiful Princess is my mother. I felt proud and wanted to connect with her so much. But my mom didn’t accept the connection because it brought up a lot of painful memories about my father when she sees me. I don’t blame her, but I wish one day we can reconnect… every son would like to serve their mom, and I am no different.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Torgut Noyen (The Princess of Torgut) Dewa Nimbo

My biological mother, The Princess of Torgut Dewa Nimbo is a Mongolian princess whose ancestry originates from the court of Genghis Khan and whose family ruled Mongolia’s Altai district, with Chenghua as its capital (now Altay in Xinjiang). At the age of 3, my mother and her family escaped to India through China and Tibet, strapped to a camel to run for their lives as a revolution started in their part of the world to take over power.

My mother, the Princess Dewa Nimbo, when she was younger. Even during her school days, she was very beautiful.

“Oral History of the Mongols”, written by Princess Dewa Nimbo

“Oral History of the Mongols”, written by Princess Dewa Nimbo

The family was given refuge in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and then they stayed a couple of years in India. Later on, they moved to Taiwan where my mother completed her high school education.

My mother then moved to the United States in 1966 and enrolled in Temple University for higher studies. She completed her PhD and did research at Indiana University in Bloomington, and had a book published, “Oral History of the Mongols“.

Although my mother was a Princess, she was very humble, just like my grandfather who never allowed people to kowtow to the family. At university, she stayed in university housing and ate hamburgers, just like everybody else.

 

Philadelphia and Kalmykia

My mother married a Mongolian man in Philadelphia and had two sons. The sister of this Mongolian man had a wonderful son, who was later recognised as the reincarnation of Mahasiddha Tilopa, an 11th Century Indian mystic. He is known as Telo Rinpoche, the Shadjin Lama (spiritual head) of the Buddhists of Kalmykia. We consider ourselves cousins in that way. Telo Rinpoche is a tulku (reincarnate lama) of Drepung Gomang and I am from Gaden Shartse. The two monasteries are near each other so I visited Telo Rinpoche often in Drepung and had good times back in India. This is interesting because I found out later on that in one of my previous lives, Telo Rinpoche was my teacher and we had a very close relationship.

Left to right: Venerable Telo Rinpoche, His Holiness Kalka Jetsun Dampa Rinpoche of Mongolia and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

Left to right: Venerable Telo Rinpoche, His Holiness Kalka Jetsun Dampa Rinpoche of Mongolia and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche.

The previous incarnation of Telo Rinpoche escaped from Mongolia in 1939 when the Bolsheviks began their slaughter of 30,000 Buddhist lamas and their destroying of over 2,000 temples and monasteries. He arrived in the United States of America on a scholar’s visa and settled in Philadelphia. He passed away in 1965 and seven years later, the new Telo Rinpoche was born in the same city. My adoptive mother, Dana Bugayeff was a disciple of the previous Telo Rinpoche. What a small world.

Below are more pictures of my mother, The Princess of Torgut.

My Mother, Dewa Nimbo is of royal Mongolian lineage. Her bloodline can be traced back to the legendary Genghis Khan.

My beautiful mother with what looks like a giant mushroom behind her!
She has such a nice smile

An artistic shot of my mother, I wonder what she was looking at…

Princess Dewa Nimbo, my mother in Taiwan.

My birth mother in Taiwan. She looks very happy and relaxed here. My mother met my birth father in Taiwan, and started a relationship with him, without knowing he already had a wife and children back in Tibet.

My mother was known to be very elegant and always properly and well-dressed

 

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:49 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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  2. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:24 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

  3. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:30 am

    A poem by Tsem Rinpoche

  4. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 6:15 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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

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  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 17, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  6. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 1:12 am

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

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  7. Freon on Oct 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    When I read about Rinpoche’s mom brought Rinpoche go out and buy things for Rinpoche, I think in her heart she love Rinpoche. Perhaps the pain she have is too painful that she have stopped connect with Rinpoche. Maybe She can’t forgive her mistake looking at her strong traditional thought she have ( I pick this up when I watch a short conversation of Rinpoche with Rinpoche uncle’s, Uncle David in Taiwan.)

    A princess with so strong of family background, descendent of Genghis Khan have been cheated by the man that she love a lot, adding on that time the society imposed on marriage morality, how much stress, suffer and pain she have to went through. It is very hard. She, although going through the pain, still give birth. To me, she is brave in this case.

    I have learned so much pain that a relationship can cause. Almost is an entire damage to a person’s life . I prayed may Rinpoche’s mom could let go of the painful memory. And be proud of her child, who have benefit the world so much. I hope one day she could connect with Rinpoche again.

    Love
    Freon

  8. WKC on Oct 8, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    “Every son want to serve their mother”. I can feel the pain because that is exactly how i feel when i want to show affectionate towards mom, i get pushed away. I pray that my mother will live long and healthy so that i can continue to serve her and hopefully get her to be near to Dharma one day. I pray that Rinpoche’s wish to be able to re-connect back to your mother could be fulfilled soon. Thanks for sharing your feeling with us Rinpoche.

  9. Jun Zhen on Feb 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    A beautiful short and sweet post. Yes! every son would love to serve their mother, am sure as I have two sons of my own.

  10. AdelineTan on Jan 17, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Only time can heal and change a person, every thing is impermanent, hope that Rinpoche’s mother can forgive Rinpoche’s dad and forget and let go of the past so that Rinpoche can reconnect with His lovely mother again. May Rinpoche’s wishes will be fulfilled during this trip to America.

  11. Kien Wong on Jan 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche to share this again with us. May Rinpoche dream manifest.

  12. Sean Wang on Oct 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this lovely picture of Rinpoche’s mother. She is very beautiful. She should feel proud to have Rinpoche as her son as Rinpoche has managed to do so much for other people and many people have benefited because of Rinpoche.

    It saddens me to see that she is unable to keep in contact with Rinpoche but I hope that Rinpoche will be reunited with his mother one day 😀

  13. tenzin llhamo on Sep 26, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I really do hope that Rinpoche’s mom will meet Rinpoche again and accept Rinpoche as her son! It is really sad that both of you have to go through so much pain just to be together!

  14. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 24, 2013 at 12:14 am

    how much rinpoche has to endure to bring the dharma to others.

  15. shelly tai on Sep 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this blog post with us. I hope Rinpoche wish to meet up with your mother will come true. As for now I think if one day Rinpoche`s mother will feel very proud of Rinpoche because her has benefits some many and so many of us has benefit from her son.

  16. Cliff on Sep 15, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Rinpoche’s mother is very beautiful, I too wish Rinpoche would be able to reconnect with your mother. Every child deserves to be connected to their mother as they were in her womb for 9 months. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this, it only makes me think of my mother and love her more.

  17. patriciasnodgrass on Sep 10, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    May her heart soften to you and you can be the son you always dreamed to be. <3

  18. Andrew James Boon on Sep 10, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    The bond between a mother and the child is something one cannot deny. Every time I hear this story it brings tears to my eyes. The emotions are on various levels. One of Rinpoche’s compassion, acceptance and forgiveness… Another on what Rinpoche’s birth mother must be feeling. It is not easy to “give up” your child. The circumstances must have been very difficult for her! I wish that the day will came that she will finally find in her heart to not deny Rinpoche’s connection for I feel the pride in having Rinpoche as a son far outweights the painful memories that plague her from the past!

  19. Uncle Eddie on Sep 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    A mother’s love is the most precious love of all, for which every child would like to have! So is Rinpoche, when he wrote, “I felt so proud and wanted to connect with her so much. But Mom didn’t accept the connection because alot of painful memories about my father when she sees me. I don’t blame her, But I wish one day we can reconnect….. and I am no different.” Inspite of such painful and heart breaking memories, and with such sufferings, Rinpoche managed to still contain them and not let them disturbed his holy mind to make Kechara grow to what it is today for all of us! Of course we shall keep praying for Rinpoche to be able to reconcile with his lovely mother one day soon!

  20. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Sep 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I pray and wish Rinpoche can meet up with his mother soon. Every son or daughter always want the best for their mothers with much care and compassion, especially during their old age. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on this.

  21. Edern Tan on Sep 10, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing such a wonderful post your mother is so kind and pretty. I wish you can see her again.

  22. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Sep 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I really wish that you can reconnect with your mother..even though a short description , but it full of your love towards of your mother.Every children wish to stick with mother, this is natural response. Once again , may Ripoche’s all wishes fufill.

  23. Leu Chong Hin on Sep 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    敬愛的上師
    我真心的祈愿仁波切的愿望能早日實現。感恩。

  24. mitra on Sep 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    really touching.. I wish to your wish comes true !

  25. Julien Roth on Sep 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche. Its sad that Rinpoche was not allowed to reconnect with Rinpoche’s mother. I am sure she was a very lovely and compassionate person. The picture above truly brings out her beauty.

  26. CK Siah on Sep 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this post.
    当我做关于仁波切生平功课时,才知道仁波切的童年经历是很可怜又坎苛。
    为什么一个高僧的经历会这么苦呢?我想我们学佛的才了解吧!
    上天就是有这样的按排,或是冥冥中有主定。仁波切与他妈妈的缘份就是那么薄。
    那么短暂。我想仁波切播放这个blog, 就是要我们多多孝顺自己的父母和疼爱自己的孩子。
    亲情是多么宝贵,错过了就挽不回了。
    谢谢仁波切。

  27. Datuk May on Sep 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    May Rinpoche’s wish of connecting with Rinpoche’s mother be fulfilled. She would be very proud of a son like Rinpoche, who has worked so tirelessly to benefit others.

    Her pain is a memory, I pray that she can let go and enjoy the love and care, which so many of us have and unworthy of, be bestowed on her so that she will have peace till the end of her life.

  28. Beatrix Ooi on Sep 6, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I really like the picture of Rinpoche’s beautiful mother too. But one thing I do not understand is that why wouldn’t she allow Rinpoche to meet her again? As what she claimed, seeing Rinpoche reminds her of Rinpoche’s father who has hurt her very deeply. But to me, Rinpoche is innocent and what is passed is passed, after so many years, she still couldn’t forgive Rinpoche’s father. I may not know how desperate a child feels when he needs his mother and she’s not around, but I know that every child deserves to be loved by their parents no matter what happens. I hope that Rinpoche’s mother can put away all the hates and guilty she has been keeping in her heart, and decide to reunite with Rinpoche again. Every child has the rights to be loved.

  29. Sean Wang on Sep 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    This is really touching. I hope that one day, Rinpoche’s mother will want to keep in contact with Rinpoche. I think that she should be very proud to find out that Rinpoche has benefitted so many people and became very succesful in life.

  30. tsemtulku on Sep 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    A princess, a royalty, she had a son she never knew could one day change the world we live in. She was devastated with lies, so up until today, mother and son have not spoken or seen each other… this is a true story about Tsem Tulku Rinpoche a royal Mongolian prince that became a “Precious Guru” to many… from Joy

  31. judy lam on Sep 12, 2012 at 8:13 am

    “every son would like to serve their mom, and I am no different” makes me very sad that Rinpoche has a wish to get acquainted to his mum not because he have to but because he wanted to serve her. That’s how great love is. My mom may not be in this world anymore, perhaps this would make me contemplate to be able to serve and care for people around me more than I should have.

  32. Julia Tan on Jun 13, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Rinpoche’s mother is very beautiful. I believe it’s very hard for her to give away her own son. I can feel that she loves Rinpoche a lot but at the same time by seeing Rinpoche, she remembered all the pain and anger.

    Although She’s not physically with Rinpoche but I believe that she’s watching Rinpoche all the time like an angel. May be she’s reading one of Rinpoche blog post now. I am sure at this moment, she feels very proud to be Rinpoche’s mother.

  33. abby foo on Aug 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Rinpoche went through a much more painful experience than most of us, but Rinpoche is a much more loving person, a person who willing to sacrifice Himself for the others.
    Im asking myself, with all the so-called pain i went through, how much and how long im going to blame the people who gave me pain in the past?
    Let go, let go, just let go.

  34. Tshewang on Mar 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    “every son would like to serve their mom, and I am no different.” this particular statement has a lot of meaning…..wish every sons of every family…….have such wishes and dreams……..it is lovely la Your holiness……….my only wish for Rinpoche to see this dream come true…one day..la…….

  35. Anila on Sep 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Being a mother myself it would have been very heart breaking for Rinpoche’s mother to do what she had to do with Rinpoche. I do not think it is anythin g to do with Rinpoche that she was hurt. But with Rinpoche’s father who has cheated on her. She does not want Rinpoche’s presence in her life that will repeatedly remind her of the episode that has happened in her life with Rinpoche’s father. Even when Rinpoche’s mother’s mongolian husband wanted to adopt Rinpoche she refused. I can see Tsem Rinpoche is still thinking a bout his mother whom he cannot even call. So for those who do not have time to think about their mother. Read Rinpoche’s blog and think how lucky you are to have a mother whom can call MOM. I wish Rinpoche will have his wishes come true.

  36. Daphne on Aug 1, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Dear Mother,
    Where are you? Can’t you remember we were so connected before for nine months until you brought me to this world? Hope to have a chance to get to know you better…

  37. Luize on Jul 31, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I wish the air around everyone who was ever abandoned, rejected and abused, would transform into love, caress every atom of your beeing and make all sufferings melt.

  38. patsy on Jul 31, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    “every son would like to serve their mom, and I am no different”. It is everyone’s wish to be able to serve their parents and I can feel Rinpoche’s sadness for not being able to serve his mother. The pain and suffering that young Rinpoche had to go through did not stop him from wanting to help and benefit others and he had singlehandedly done so much for our Organization and to bring us where we are now.
    I feel so sorry for Rinpoche’s mother for not being able to let go of her past experience after so long. I hope one day she will let go and get connected with Rinpoche.

  39. Joy Kam on Jul 10, 2010 at 5:23 am

    I think every Child loves their Mother unless their Mother was very unkind, but even then every child would want a lovely Mother. I too have had my share of bad experience with my Mother after she became unwell. But the biggest lesson I learnt from Rinpoche is that everything is created by yourself, that it is your / my karma to be born in that situation and never to Blame anyone. I will never forget that advice Rinpoche gave me, and because of that, my perspective started to change and I started to accept and heal. If there is one thing I learnt from Rinpoche’s experience is that we need to FORGIVE even if we cannot Forget the Pain. This has given me strength to look back at all the positive things that I experienced and the words of wisdom she gave me when I was young. I dedicate everyday that I am doing Dharma work to her. I hope she will have a good future life for she did not die in peace but in depression. Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing.

  40. Lew, Kwan Leng on Jul 10, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I really like to read about Rinpoche’s history. I guess this gives me a chance to know Rinpoche in person. Despite not having much love from His mother, Rinpoche didn’t continue his life full of bitterness. Instead, he moves on, practice Dharma and show us what it is all about compassionate.
    I now have the good karma of living together with my parents, and have the good karma that my wife is having a good relationship with my parents. While writing this comment, my mum is talking to me, and I usually get annoyed by her repeating the same things over and over, but now I learnt to be patient 🙂
    Thank you Rinpoche!

  41. Nicholas Yu on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I have heard Rinpoche talk about family harmonious and care for our loves one. Going through Rinpoche biography really amaze me that actually Rinpoche had a painful childhood experience but this doesn’t make Rinpoche an unhappy or turn to be an angry person instead Rinpoche turned it to an energy to make people closer (quoted from Su Ming post). I personally have not stayed with my father since about 6 or 7 years old and my mom when I was 15 years old. The feeling of wanting to see them, meet them, share my feeling with them and to be pampered always there. I roughly can understand Rinpoche feeling but I’m not comparing myself with Rinpoche. I admire the strength that Rinpoche turn it over. Rinpoche advices on learning and practicing dharma is one of the best way that we can benefit our parents. For whatever reasons my parents chosen (not to stay together) I will accept it and will follow Rinpoche example to turn it over and share with other people how to love their loves one correctly.
    Here I would also like to thank Su Ming for teaching me how to show loves to my family member even though they are staying for far apart. She is sharing and putting Rinpoche’s advice in to practice to benefit more people. I’m one of the many benefited.
    Thank you so much again.

  42. ruby on Jul 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

    As I read this blog, my eyes welled up in tears. For several reasons. I feel the pain that young Rinpoche had to endure; not knowing who he is, being rejected by his natural family, moving from taiwan to an alien land (America), etc. The feelings of insecurity any child experiences. Then i think of how compassionate Rinpoche is. Tulku, one who can control ones rebirth and incarnates again and again with full control. So why then did Tsem Tulku Rinpoche choose to incarnate in that situation? Definitely not due to bad karma! Then it can only be that it is out of compassion; as an example that despite how one’s childhood has been, one can still turn it around and make good one’s life like a lotus blossoming out from murky water. Who among us has ever prayed to be in a situation like that; to endure the harshness, abandonment and pain for others?

  43. Voon Chin on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    It is painful for me to even just read Rinpoche’s account of his meeting with his maternal mother.I feel tearful not because of the separation of mother and son but for Rinpoche’s unfulfilled wishes and needs at an age when it matters most.Yet he did not let the events drag him down but remain hopeful forgiving and positive.
    I can’t help thinking how fortunate that I did not have to experience what Rinpoche had to go through at such an important time period in his life as a teen who have maturing emotions, sensitivities and intelligence.
    Then again, Rinpoche is no ordinary being. It is said that incarnates prayed in their past lives to take on sufferings. The epitome of that is Quan Yin’s prayer to be reborn in hell to help the beings there.

  44. Su Ming on Jul 8, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I agreed with you David.
    I find that amazing about Rinpoche. He had such a painful childhood whereby his real parents abandoned him. His adopted parents abused him.
    Nevertheless, Rinpoche has turned all these “painful” experiences around and diverted his energy to bring many of us closer to our parents which he did not experience himself. Through Rinpoche’s teachings, Rinpoche actually taught us how to love CORRECTLY towards our parents and ALSO the people we love.
    All of us have bad imprints in our growing years, most of us used that to mould us to be bitter, angry and etc. Rinpoche is a REAL example of how we can turn bad imprints to be positive imprints AND not drag ourselves and others down further.

  45. martin on Jul 8, 2010 at 12:36 am

    I am at a loss as to why a highly enlightened Lama would choose to decide to “return” and experience such a painful experience.
    It is such a wonderful piece of writing and sharing by Tsem Tulku that even as i feel his pain, i cannot help but also feel his continuing love for his mother and a hope that one day they will reconnect.
    I am reminded of Rinpoche’s talk last night, never to “individualise” a problem and NEVER NEVER to give up.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such painful emotions and YET continue to pray that other peoples’ sufferings go to you so that you absorb their pain in their stead.

  46. Sean on Jul 7, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Does Rinpoche still have the nunchucks? I like the picture too. It brings out a chinese look in her. I hope that Rinpoche will get a chance to get in touch with his mother. I liked this paragraph:
    “I found out later, my mom’s husband wanted to adopt me as his son and live with them and be with my half brothers. I was like wow. I thought how generous of this man. How abolutely generous. That is Telo Rinpoche’s maternal uncle.”
    Because to me it seems like if he managed to get together with Rinpoche’s mother’s husband. He could have been able to touch Dharma earlier. The good thing is that he can now teach Dharma in Kechara House in Malaysia because I would not know whether what is happening now in Kechara will be altered if Rinpoche’s mother said yes.

  47. David Lai on Jul 7, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    It is a very touching post and I think for most people who do have a mother, we take for granted the great fortune and kindness of having a mother who cares for us. I do that sometimes and I do get mad at my own mother for small petty reasons and reading Rinpoche’s blog reminds me of how fortunate I am to have a healthy and loving mother and father.
    What’s amazing about Rinpoche is that he would use his pain and his sorrow from not having a mother and turn it around to foster closer relationships amongst his friends and students. He is always teaches about it using the angle of Buddhism and in private. He is always concerned that his students always take care of their parents, take them out, show love, concern and most importantly to forgive them. I find that such a rare quality and most amazing because other’s having gone through that neglect, end up being angry or somehow psychologically scarred.

  48. Bonita Khoo on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I cannot imagine why some lucky ones who had their parents with them choose to defy their parents and hurt them in one way or another.
    Rinpoche on the other hand had never received Rinpoche’s birth mother’s love openly. Deep down inside I felt Rinpoche’s mother loved Rinpoche, if not, she would not have visited Rinpoche though under the ‘disguise’ of an aunt from time to time and ask her good friend Kwan Mama and family to watch out for Rinpoche. She had also brought Rinpoche to stay with her husband and 2 sons.
    However, when Rinpoche found out that the ‘aunt’ turned out to be Rinpoche’s birth mother, she shut Rinpoche out! I really wonder how a mother could ever do this to her child.
    Looking from Rinpoche’s mother point of view, born of a royal family background and in that era of time, it is very humiliating for a royal princess to be ‘connected’ to a married man and bear a child out of wedlock. The amount of pressure and stress created from this union had caused a lot of pain and heart ache for Rinpoche’s mother. Something that she can’t let go of! How sad.
    Being an enlightened bodhisattva as Rinpoche is, Rinpoche forgave Rinpoche’s mother and still hope that one day, Rinpoche can reunite with her and bring her along for pilgrimages and show her all the holy places. This is the love of a son for His mother! Beautiful!

  49. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 6, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I cannot imagine not having love from my mother, its unfathomable for me. Here you have Rinpoche whose mother abandoned him on purpose and she does not want to acknowledge him at all. Not sure how to reconcile feelings of abandonment such as this as I was never abandoned. For us that had better lives than Rinpoche we must work to benefit others also as Rinpoche had a difficult life , but yet he can do so much now. We should not have any more excuses.
    His mum is so beautiful in this picture, though she reminds me that sometimes when we have tremendous obscurations we will just do very negative things or things that make no sense whatsoever. Having obscurations is like a persons having a film or sheet that blocks clear perception, she reminds me of that.

  50. Likheng on Jul 5, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Reading this post bring tear to my eyes. I am dumb struck that a being as compassionate, giving, pure and completely-devoted-to-others as Tsem Rinpoche did not receive his mother’s love and acceptance. Furthermore, after having no contact with Rinpoche’s mother for 18 years, Rinpoche still awaits the opportunity to serve his mother.
    This puts me to shame!!!!!! The care and love Rinpoche gives everybody is already so much greater than that I give my mother, who has given me more than any child could ask for. I can only fathom the love Rinpoche would bestow upon his mother should Rinpoche have the opportunity!
    This posting is greatly humbling and is a powerful reminder for children everywhere to cherish their parents.

  51. Justin Cheah on Jul 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Obviously Rinpoche’s mom had not forgiven Rinpoche’s father and could not let go of this anger of being cheated. That is why Rinpoche’s mom would not want to meet up with Rinpoche and sometimes it is very hard for a woman to forget what they had went through and I feel very sad for Rinpoche too for not being able to communicate with her for such a long time now.
    I feel very sorry for Rinpoche’s mother too for not able to let go and just reunited with Rinpoche because I believe there is no mother in this world would like to ignore their child. To add to it, Rinpoche had done nothing wrong to deserve this snub. With much respect, it was the father’s mistake and the son have to suffer too.
    I believe Rinpoche will be able to meet up with her again. I pray for this to happen.

  52. Shirleymayatan on Jul 5, 2010 at 7:10 am

    To serve the people we love is something many of us dream to do and would like to do, especially in serving our mother. Although Rinpoche’s life is stained with so many painful memories, he still rises from the agony and misery without a drop of anger and negativity. In fact, Rinpoche does not allow the pain and suffering to mould him into an ugly person or a person who just hangs onto the pain and nothing else, and gradually, that person becomes pain itself. No, Rinpoche is nothing like that at all. This is what they mean when they say in Buddhism, a lotus rises from the muddy waters and yet it remains untainted by the mud. More than anything else, Rinpoche’s kindness, compassion and love for humanity shines through – despite of all that has happened to him. Rinpoche is a walking and breathing testament that COMPASSION DOES CONQUER ALL. This is the very individual who built Kechara and so many lives have changed due to his immense loving kindness. Rinpoche is, without a doubt, a great Lama and Teacher of our time.

  53. Wendy on Jul 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    “every son would like to serve their mom, and I am no different”. I can feel Rinpoche’s sadness for not being able to fulfill this wish. Knowing that one’s mother is alive and well yet unable to connect with her is extremely painful. I really wish one day Rinpoche’s mother will be able to let go of the past and forgive his father. I believe she loves Rinpoche. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have brought him home to her house to meet her sons and her husband. However, the pain and embarrassment she had to go thru as a royal princess who had an illegitimate child had scarred her for life. I can understand why she is reacting the way she is but I hope she will come to terms with it eventually and heal. I really wish for that because it would give her peace and make Rinpoche so happy. Whatever the past may be, her son has turn out to be someone extremely beneficial. What more can a mother ask for?

  54. Irene Lim on Jul 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Rinpoche’s mum has her reservation and view of Rinpoche due to her bad experience with Rinpoche’s dad, Lobsang Gyatso who had cheated her. Rinpoche’s mum was greatly hurt and wanted to block out this memory of hers including distancing herself from baby Rinpoche. Once she even wrote to Rinpoche she would proceed with legal proceedings on Rinpoche if he ever trys to contact her and calls her mum, and the most recent attempt with getting information of her and her family ended up her writing to Rinpoche that if he continues to pursue to unravel the history and her whereabouts she would commit suicide. I find this strange but again it clearly indicates she has not let go and had not forgiven Rinpoche’s dad.

  55. Girlie on Jul 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    “ … every son would like to serve their mom, and I am no different.”
    How absolutely beautiful. If you come from the old school of thoughts, every parent would want their child to be able to serve them.
    Rinpoche did not allow his unhappy childhood to mar his aspirations to serve the dharma. He has single-handedly built Kechara into what it is today – we used to be “gypsies and nomads”, traveling from one location to another, initially gathering in the house of one of Rinpoche’s students. Look where we are now – all through the kindness and vision of our Lama. And we are not stopping here!

  56. Elena on Jul 4, 2010 at 8:05 am

    “every son would like to serve their mom, and I am no different.” – it reminds me of what Rinpoche always says about serving our parents and that the best way to do that would be through the dharma…and you can’t get more dharma than a monk 🙂 I do find it a little ironic how Rinpoche’s mother rejected him, because he is probably the greatest thing she has ever done in her life and yet she wants nothing to do with him (or can’t have anything to do with him…) I mean, how many mothers can say they have given birth to a tulku…? Or even if you don’t believe in reincarnation, how many mothers can say they’ve given birth to a person who has given their life in service of others?
    I really am grateful for the way Rinpoche turns his painful experiences into a reason to benefit others. Like Beng and YF have said, he is someone who walks the talk. The other lamas are very highly attained and I have no doubt of their qualities at all, but I sometimes find their experiences difficult to relate to (that’s due to my own wrong view, and not a fault of theirs).

  57. Beng Kooi on Jul 4, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Yoke Fui, I agree. Our guru’s childhood is filled with experiences pain, sadness, abuse, loneliness, abandonment, foster families, etc. So much for a young child to go through.
    People have asked me why a tulku would choose to reincarnate in such situations. I believe that by Rinpoche doing so, not only is he absorbing the pain and sufferings of others like you said, but also Rinpoche’s many varied experiences enable him to connect with many other people in today’s modern world.
    No where else would you be able to find a Tibetan high reincarnated lama who has experienced homelessness and starvation on the streets of LA, physical, mental and emotional abuse by his foster family in New Jersey, or abandonment by his birth parents in Taiwan.
    Even the secular experiences such as going out to party in the LA clubs, working in a Fotomat booth or being friends with prostitutes on Rodeo Drive give Rinpoche a unique edge. And that is the ability to connect with us samsaric lay people in a manner that we understand. And hence Rinpoche is able to bring the Dharma to us so much more effectively, in our own language.
    Do read more of Rinpoche’s incredible biography here
    http://www.kechara.com/rinpoche/biography/

  58. yoke fui on Jul 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Part II :
    Instead of focusing on his own unhappy childhood, Rinpoche became a monk with the motivation to transform his adverse conditions into the path to happiness.
    He came to Malaysia and founded a dharma centre, Kechara House.
    On 15 December 2000 KH was officially registered as Kechara House Buddhist Association.
    This December KH will celebrate its 10th Anniversary led by its President Datuk May Phng.
    Visit http://www.kechara.com/kechara-house/ to find out more.

  59. Yoke Fui on Jul 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    It saddens me tremendously to read about my Guru’s unfulfilled wish.
    On the other hand I can understand his mother’s attempt to block out an unhappy part of her memory…
    I choose to believe that Rinpoche’s unhappy childhood is his way of absorbing the pain and sufferings of others and an example to us that one can still grow despite the circumstancial limitations.

  60. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Apr 16, 2010 at 7:00 am

    I haven’t spoken or communicated with my mother in anyway for at least going on 18 years now.
    I don’t know where she lives. I know she is in the United States though.
    I’ve consulted divination many times to hope to meet her, but the divinations have come out negative.
    I don’t have the good merits to meet my own mother.
    Tsem Tulku

  61. Rinzing Lachungpa on Apr 16, 2010 at 1:42 am

    really touching…i hope and pray that all your wishes come true..really soon

  62. Tsetchi on Mar 12, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche 🙂
    I wish your wish comes true !

  63. mima on Mar 12, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche.

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  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 10:10 PM
    This is probably the best I’ve ever seen, marvelous creation, very realist with brilliant idea. I like the idea of Julian Beever, working in open air with public attraction. This job definitely takes a lot of patience and hats off to this extraordinary creativity.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing of a talented artist and his amazing art work.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 04:16 PM
    With our integrity intact, life is less stressful and far less complicated. This is not applying in secular but also in the spiritual practice. If someone who does not have integrity will surely not earn respects from his peers.
    Integrity is very important in our life. It also a good habit for us to cultivate and take as reminder to ourselves that we need to keep hold to our promises in all aspect of chores we are doing.

    https://bit.ly/31yh6MZ
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 01:21 PM
    Chatral Rinpoche was one of the greatest meditation masters and most compassionate bodhisattvas in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Chatral Rinpoche explains the purpose and benefit of saving the lives of endangered animals, especially those due to be slaughtered. Great advice by Chatral Rinpoche to develop compassion for all sentient beings . Save animals, save nature, as animal life is precious too. He lived as a humble yogi without the distractions of fame and fortune. He practiced what he preaches without compromise and was beloved , respected by many of all faiths throughout the Himalayan region. He was well known for his compassion for animals through his compassionate action and profound wisdom. He had liberate millions of fish animals and had encourages his student not to eat meat and drank alcohol. It’s a right choice to be on vegetarian , as more animals will be save. It be healthier for us, better for environment and kinder to be a vegetarian.
    Powerful saying by Chatral Rinpoche ……Eating meat in one’s diet is much different than eating flesh to liberate a being through supernatural powers. I am just an ordinary practitioner. I would be committing sin and I would be getting negative karma.
    Thank You for this sharing Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/committing-sin.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 01:18 PM
    When i first read this article I did wonder too , how this ever happen. Somehow its real, a geological phenomenon where rocks move without human interference. Known as “sailing stones,” the rocks vary in size from a few ounces to hundreds of pounds. One of the world’s strangest phenomena is at Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California, U.S. Till today, scientists could not have an answer to this strange phenomena where nobody have seen it moving at all.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/just-what-are-sailing-stones.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 01:17 PM
    Animal abuse frequently occurred in a number of area. Its heart breaking looking at the pictures of that extreme animal and neglect case of a dog in this article . The abused dog was packed in a plastic bag and thrown down a trash chute in the 22-story building. So inhuman for someone to do that . Not only that the dog was under un nourishment, thin, dehydrated and looks more than a skeleton. The condition was so bad that the dog needs a blood transfusion. Thanks to the maintenance workers who found Patrick in the neat of time. Looking at those pictures one will be definitely shocking to see his condition. Thankfully, that poor dog named Patrick is recovering well after been nursed by the hospital staffs. Its one of the worst cases of abuse they’ve seen. A dog is men best friends , shouldn’t be abuse or harm them. Give them love, care as if they are one of us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/extreme-abuse-dog-found-in-trash.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 11:14 PM
    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing the most heartwarming moments of people around the world. Some of the photos were really touching. I believe there are plenty of kind -hearted people around us with faith in humanity.

    Life is all about second chances, always try to care about others because none of us know what tomorrow may speaks. It’s so much true to say photos will make your day much more better with thousand words and I too enjoyed all the stories.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 01:13 PM
    The famous saying “What goes around, comes around”, karma in short is action and every action is preceded by our thoughts. Hence what we think continuously about something will eventually lead to action and the result. Its our mind that is responsible for our karma. Reading this post it has helped me and many of us to understand that we create our own reality or karma. I have book marked these so as i can read it time from time to remind myself. still plenty to catch up.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/karma-and-the-law-of-attraction.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 01:11 PM
    Chatral Rinpoche was a Dzogchen master and a reclusive yogi known for his great realization and strict discipline. Beautiful and meaningful poems, all I can say the poem is full of wisdom. All animals deserves a life free from fear and pain. They do have hearts to feel the pain, eyes to see and families to care, just like one of us. Animal should be the right to be here, long before we arrive. If only we understand we care for them , we will help and save them or we can liberate them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/by-chatral-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 01:10 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this short and powerful teachings . The Four Noble Truths are the most basic formulation of the Buddha’s teaching. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. It was these four principles that the Buddha came to understand during his meditation under the bodhi tree.
    To cease from evil, To do what is good. To cleanse one’s mind: This is the advice of all the Buddhas. Inspiring saying short yet powerful when we understand it . I will keep this in mind always.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/magic-4.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 12:07 PM
    Meat contains many substances, chemicals, which causes harm to us in the long term and red meat shorten human lives. Large consumption of meat especially processed meat are likely lead to cardiovascular diseases ,cancer and a lot more.

    It is really great to see news write up of factual info like this as evidence and proof that eating meat causes more harm than good. Thank you very much for sharing the informative article.


    https://bit.ly/2VvSb8H
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2020 04:28 PM
    These was one of the many miraculous cases of how Rinpoche has helped.As we learn and practice dharma sincerely, we may received the blessings from guru and to be protected from any harm.
    Through the blessings of Rinpoche, Marici was able to overcome her problem and get well again. Thank you very much for the sharing.


    https://bit.ly/3ipziOS
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2020 02:17 PM
    Equality before the law is the principle that each individual being must be treated equally by the law and that all are subject to the same laws of justice. Everyone will be given justice by treating them equally nor matter what race and religion or belief, you are. All are equal without any discrimination to equal protection of the law as well. After reading this article I do not agree with Paul Ryan what he commented on the conservative radio show ‘Morning In America’. Racism should not be brought up then, claimed that black men do not want to work and are satisfied with being poor. Remarks involving negative prejudices about people on the basis of race, would spark off misunderstanding and disharmony . It is extremely dangerous to label the rich or poor by skin colour or ethnicity.
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/do-you-agree-with-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2020 02:14 PM
    Lama Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje has been recognized and enthroned as the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. He is a scholar and meditation master, as well as painter, poet, songwriter and playwright. Listening to his message in Bodh Gaya, tells us all how he felt been under the supervision of Tibetan Leadership. He is then not able to perform well as a spiritual leader, as been used by the Tibetan Leadership involving politics. He spoke with courage, of his difficulties he is facing and own experienced of mistreated by the Tibetan Leadership. When politics get involved with religion it becomes complicated and it causes disharmony and harm to many. May Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje continue with his crusades of spreading dharma in the Kargyu lineage. May the differences between all karma Kagyu practitioners be restored and reconciliation .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/karmapa-ogyen-trinley-dorjes-explosive-special-message.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2020 02:11 PM
    Absolutely shocking Peruvian archaeologist and researchers found strange elongated skull in a massive graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals. Amazing discovery by them , has revealed that they may not have come from humans, but from a completely new species. Interesting these skulls are such a mystery, have yet to conclude the findings. Recording to reports on the geneticist’s findings said that it’s from a completely new human-like creature. Aliens do exist and we are not alone on this planet.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/initial-dna-analysis-of-paracas-elongated-skull-released.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Jun 29. 2020 04:54 PM
    Thank you for your thoughtful sharing. All we really need in life is real love not wealth or material goods. Real love is truly crazy, beautiful and brings so much of happiness, yet it’s one of the most confusing and heartbreaking things in this world.

    The reason it is so rare is because it is so misunderstood. We are not perfect but because we love, we speak, we respect, compromise, care, trust and do our best to make others become happier.

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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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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
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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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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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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
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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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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
1 years ago
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!!!
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
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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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
1 years ago
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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
1 years ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
1 years ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
4 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
4 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
4 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
4 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
4 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
4 months ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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