If I had the full financial support I needed

Nov 26, 2011 | Views: 1,009

 

1. Get a manager or rather a top notch PA (like for actors/CEOs).

2. Get our wonderful Kechara books in every bookstore worldwide and E-books.

3. Support the monasteries of all lineages.

4. Start businesses that would fuel many ongoing Dharma projects without interruption & help other Dharma centres worldwide.

4. Build a dharma institutions studying the five great texts outside of India in English and various languages creating teachers. Dharma accredited Universities.

5. Huge animal study university and churn out great vets and animal welfare educators. Great animals hospitals.

6. Build a huge tantric institutions mastering all fields of tantra.

7. Sponsor old monks to give vital initiations in the monastery before it’s too late.

8. Sponsor Kalacakra by HH Dalai Lama yearly and finance His activities. And the activities of HH Pabongka Rinpoche, HH Trijang Rinpoche, HH Zong Rinpoche and other lineage masters of various traditions, etc.

9. Build a large gathering hall for Kechara within the city and premises/dorms for Kecharians/guests to live/stay.

10. Have comprehensive stipends/benefits/insurance/pension for Kecharians working full/part time for Kechara.

There are other dreams I wish to have, but for now these ten pops to mind… what would be ten things you would do??? List them for me below this… scroll down and think before you type it…

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 15, 2018 at 11:33 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. Cheok Sui Ann and Andrew Tan on Oct 28, 2018 at 9:54 am

    I hope to have an organization set up to manage the education of all autistic and special needs children without any financial burden to the parents. To be able to help them explore their full potential and become independent beings

  3. Natasha Yu on Oct 28, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Donate food and needed supplies to the homeless, visit orphanages and help them, help the blind or an old man to cross the road, read story to the children in the orphanage, help to collect donation to buy books for the children in the orphanage.

  4. Hang Ching Loh on Oct 28, 2018 at 9:51 am

    In this world, there are many people who don’t have the ability to support themselves because of many reasons. This year, I’ve heard of so many stories; people who die because they are ill and don’t have the money to go to the doctor. Therefore, if I had the full financial support, I would:

    1. Build a clinic that provides free consultation, medication or surgeries.

    2. Build more dharma centres in the world to spread the dharma.

    3. Improve the quality of food and clothes given to the orphanage.

    4. Improve the services provided in the old folks home – hire more nurses.

    5. Donate more money to charity funds.

  5. Robey on Oct 28, 2018 at 9:44 am

    1. I wish to provide shelters for people who are in need.
    2. I wish to provide jobs for people who are in need so that they can earn their own money and to not depend on other people to live.
    3. I wish to provide a hospital for people in need with free of charge to help them cure their sickness.
    4. I wish to provide them a restaurant for the people in need to enjoy their meals with free of charge.
    5. I wish to provide a teaching center for people in need to also let them have a chance to learn and gain knowledge.
    6. I wish to teach the society about dharma and not harming others just to gain what they want.
    7. I wish to ask celebrities to always spread kindness and be kind so that their fans
    will follow their actions and be kind to one and another.
    8. I wish to teach people to do more charity and to appreciate what they have.

  6. Benjamin Lau Teck Yew on Oct 28, 2018 at 9:44 am

    The 5 wishes i wish to have:
    1. Being able to stop discrimination in Malaysia.
    2. Give free education to all the poor.
    3. Start/join an organisation that benefits all people in need.
    4. Being a doctor to help others.
    5. Donating lots resources to places in need.

  7. Wen Yue on Oct 28, 2018 at 9:41 am

    My wish is to have enough food to feed the homeless, have the time to help other people (do charities), let people smile all the time, let the homeless to have shelter and company so they would feel happy and not lonely, adopt lots of the sick animals so that they would not be attacked by other animal or people. ??

  8. Aaron on Oct 28, 2018 at 9:40 am

    My wish is to have enough food to feed the homeless, have the time to help other people (do charities) ,have the power to let people smile all the time, I will give umbrellas to the homeless, give medicine to free medicine. I will give toys to the poor children.

  9. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 9:31 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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  10. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  11. Michael C. on May 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    hmmm.

    1. Build Stupas everywhere and pay people 10 dollars for every clockwise circle they walk around or every prostration they do. (this may be wrong intention but they would still get merits in my opinion in the same way that animals who have no idea what they’re looking at still get merits when walked around Stupas clockwise – due to the blessing of the Buddhas).

    2. Sponsor all of my Root Gurus money costing projects (and Yours too).

    3. Get the world to stop using oil and become sustainable with renewable energy.

    4. Buy a secluded house (must have a hot-tub) on the Beach with an Ocean probably on the West Coast because I love big waves and I hear the waves are bigger on the West. The Warmer the better. And buy a second house on the mountains by some ski resort so I can Snowboard all the time in the Winter.

    5. Renovate my friend’s house.

    6. Pay off my other friend’s debt.

    7. Pave this nice ladies driveway for her so it is easier to get to her house in the winter when it snows.

    8. Pay my brothers mortgage and give him enough money to live comfortably raising his kids and not have to work.

    9. Buy my friend a recording studio or/and pay for his college in a music career degree.

    10. End World Hunger & Dehydration by building wells & clean water filters,and not just feed them for a day but give communities and people resources/knowledge to grow their own food year after year.

    extra extra

    11. Dharma books and Buddha statues for all!

    12. Buy all the weapons in the world – guns, bombs, tanks, etc. and destroy them.

    13. What You said.

  12. patriciasnodgrass on May 2, 2014 at 6:39 am

    1. Establish a Dharma center in the San Antonio area. My dream is to purchase an unused church with living quarters (rectory) and turn the church into a dharma center.
    2. Have acreage on or near the Dharma center where we can have an orchard and organic garden. We would give away fruit and fresh vegetables to those in need. When we go to food banks now the food is often out of date, rotten or has worms in it. I want people who are in need to eat healthy fresh veggies and fruit.
    3. Establish a center where local children can have at least one nutritious meal a day. As a child I starved, I mean really starved. I never want a child to go hungry. Ever.
    4. Learn to speak Spanish so I can write and translate Sadhanas and texts into the Spanish Language
    5. Have a free clinic with volunteer nurses and doctors who can come and take care of the sick.
    6. Establish a free veterinary clinic so people with low incomes or homeless people with pets can get free flea preventative, vaccinations, and health care for their fur family. Food would be dispensed here as well.
    7. Establish a prison ministry where dharma can be offered to prisoners who desire to learn and change their lives.
    8.I was once a religious rights advocate. I would like to establish a network of attorneys who would be willing to work pro bono (free) with Buddhists who have been discriminated against.
    9. Establish a safety net for monks and nuns who become homeless, to have a safe refuge to go to, especially in an emergency. Not necessarily a homeless shelter, but I was thinking more along the lines of networking with sanghas dharma centers, etc who could be willing to give haven to a suddenly homeless monk or nun. I would like to make this possible soon.
    10. Write Dharma related fiction (something I’m currently working on) I think there’s vast untapped potential here to share Dharma in an entertaining way.

  13. Sharon Saw on Feb 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    If i had a few hundred million dollars, i would be able to alleviate Rinpoche’s financial constraints and help Rinpoche achieve his goals to benefit many. If i had an additional hundred million, i would invest it so that Rinpoche could just use the interest to maintain everything. The key to wealth is to have the initial large sum of money. If USD100 million is invested on a 15% return, Rinpoche would be able to spend USD15 million a year or about RM4.3 million a month, without touching the principal. I can dream 🙂

  14. Carmen Lin on Oct 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    If I had the full financial support I needed:

    1. I would first set up a business that can generate a source of income for the Dharma work to flourish, cause even with the financial support gained. One day it’ll as well used up, so dig another well before the present well dries up.

    2. Support Kechara in manifesting KFR & KWPC

    3. Support as many monasteries as possible, in a way be it robes, foods, texts, statues, repairing the monasteries or building monastery or stupas .etc

    4. Support all the works of HH Dalai Lama, and other holy lamas.

    5. To help and support those refugees from poor country or from war zone (Palestine, Liberia.etc) as to approach the world with love and compassion.

    6. Provides teachings of foreign language to young monks in Tibet, so that they are able to teach Dharma in different kinds of language in different Country, so that the teaching of Dharma are able to reach as many people as possible.

    7. Set up more Dharma centre, which will as well teach the Sanskrit and Tibetan language, and eventually transform into Dharma University and in some way able to nurture local Dharma teacher.

    8. Build a place where the homeless can stay and learn basic knowledge and education or any living skill and eventually help other homeless as well.

    9. Set up a hospital, which will provide the best medical treatment to the poor and needy. Another department of the hospital will be the hospital for animals.

    10. Support all volunteers in all way be it financial matters or living places, as to ensure they are able to do Dharma work without any worries.

    Above are the humble ambitions of mine, that I hope I’m able to accomplish.

  15. KYC on Jun 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Dear Rinpoche, if I had the financial resources, my wishes are:

    1. To sponsor and support Rinpoche’s work and projects in any way I can
    2. To build a Kechara Buddhist university and spread Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition
    3. To build Buddhist schools for children and teenagers so they will have a sound background in Buddhist values
    4. To help plan and implement educational programmes for Kechara Buddhist schools and the university
    5. To finance research on Dharma and publish a Dharma journal
    6. To set up a grand puja house where people can learn the rituals and pujas and teach others
    7. To build a big Dharma library to support the teaching and learning of Dharma
    8. To sponsor and help organise Rinpoche’s Dharma talks at the national and international levels
    9. To help organise Buddhist and interfaith workshops and conferences
    to promote religious harmony
    10. To promote the welfare of the sangha

  16. Han on May 7, 2012 at 9:25 am

    If I had the full financial support I needed, the things that i like to do are:

    1) Produce or sponsor dharma movies, especially story documentaries of great masters, LAMA TSONGKHAPA ETC

    2) MAKE RINPOCHE TEACHINGS POPULAR ALL OVER THE WORLD

    3) SUPPORT GURU’S WORKS

    4) SET UP A TV CHANNEL TO FURTHER SPREAD RINPOCHE TEACHINGS

    5) SPONSOR MONASTERY

    6) SPONSOR PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY YOUNG GENERATION TO DO DHRAMA WORK

    7) BUILD A TEMPLE OR A RETREAT CENTRE

    8) BUILD A SETRAP CHAPEL, CREATE THE COUSE FOR OTHERS TO PRACTICE LORD SETRAP, OUR GREAT PROTECTOR

    9) PROVIDE INCENTIVES AND BENEFITS TO DHRAMA STAFFS

    10) FULFILL MY LAMA’S WISHES

  17. Tina on Mar 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,

    I will list the firt four most important things to me which I would do if I had the money for it. But I actually thing one could also reach the four wishes below by bringing awarness to people about those particular topics and bring pressure to the goverments.

    1. Find something that can destroy all weapons in the world within a second and never bring them back for the cause to kill or hurt someone or even start a war.

    2.Buy the capable from the US for the ARVs (antiretroviral drugs) for treatment for HIV-infectef people. So that I could produce them and give to them so that they will be able to take regularly and don’t have to spend all their income on those treatments or even steal them from people who really need them to survive, just to make some money for their own struggeling. And also that the pregnant woman can take them so that their children won’t be born with HIV.

    3. Pay the education fee for all children in the world so that education is no longer a fact of how much money your parents have and everyone can have the same chances in life. With this education comes the awarness of all the things I just mentioned and this alone will make a big difference in this world! Education is the key for a better, more caring world.

    4. To found an organization that looks after the labor conditions propably so that no children in this world has to work anymore and all the other peoples can work in fair conditions and for a payment which can make their life really payable.

    Thank you and I hope everyone here will find a way to reach his or hers particular wishes!

    Tina

  18. mayy on Jan 29, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I always wished to have all the money that I have to sponsor my beloved Teacher’s works which I know will benefit and help so many people out there. In fact, I wished all the people out there who has the means to support and contribute come forth to contribute without hesitations and expectations. How wonderful these will be!

    May Rinpoche live long and dreams fulfilled. May my Guru’s work flourished far and wide.

  19. DR on Jan 22, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I often fantasise about having all the money in the world and donating it to Kechara. At least I know it would be wisely used under the advice of my Lama for this life and my future lives. Who else would have the wisdom??

    But if I hadn’t met my Lama, I would:

    1. Build hospitals in rural areas (including monasteries) all over the world with the latest medical equipment, best medicines and employ highly qualified medical personels. It has been my childhood dream.

    2. Finance dialysis centres to provide free dialysis.

    3. Build facilities to provide for clean drinking water to slum areas.

    4. Employ top notch lawyers to provide free legal service to those unfairly judged and surpressed and unable to fend for themselves. I hate it when someone is unfairly treated and their voice is not heard.

    5. Provide free housing for the destitute.

  20. Andrew Hibberd on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    my name is andrew

    my ten hopes

    1. all will be revealed
    2. in revelation of truth all will be released from suffering
    3. technology will progress without taking away from our mother
    4. sweet things will be always available for those who need it
    5. each being need a good sleep and good rest
    6. our sun will shine as long as we need and we look forward to when it does not its our sun and there are others
    7. all traffic and trade will return to local origin
    8. all people will share equally in what the great rivers give
    9. all great rivers run pure again and each bank of each river
    becomes perfect and overflows in perfect timing for everyone
    10 rocket science and all other science continues forever with asseertion for the future of ours how far up the shoot do you want to go or how far down the rabbit hole do you want to retreat be present be who you are be the person find the teachings use the teaching to say and be who you want to be to best reflect what is is that needs to become in the future

  21. Andrew Hibberd on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    and are then designated as the great ocean,

  22. Andrew Hibberd on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    five great texts

    imagine if it were possible in english et allez

  23. Andrew Hibberd on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Tsem la
    i have many teachers i respect them all
    1. my mother
    2. my father
    3 my wife
    4 my sons
    5. my accountant
    6. pak mangku dharma ( bali )
    7. mrs ellyana theresia astawawa bali
    8. mr lee crawford australia
    9 ms Sharon Lea Mooloolaba
    10 Mr Zhaou Hua
    11. Mr Zhaou Liang
    and finally my good guru who asked do you prey for light or bray for darkness and the teachers name is

    Angela

  24. Andrew Hibberd on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    everything we need is right here all we need to do is see it together in one instance then we join as one , we are seven billion and when we find the same rhythm and the right sound we find the right way there is one way forward and it is the way of us we are one but yet we do not understand it and as we are one everything else that is around us is one with us , lets have fun tomorrow and be happy dont worry its okay its only the second turning of the wheel we have time

  25. freon on Dec 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Dear Guru,
    My 10 wish lists are:-
    1) Build monastery or university for monks which the monastery have modern technology, research center and a center for young monk not only to learn dharma but to learn and master some professional they are interested in. e.g: A Doctor profession but he is a monk. Also, for people who wish to learn their lineage e.g: Faculty of Mahayana, Faculty of Theravada and Faculty of Vajrayana.

    2) Place for youngster to seek for spiritual peace, to organize and do their activities and hobby. e.g: plant flower, pets gathering, swimming, collect stamp, play board games, filming, music and singing. (To encourage young people learn to work in group and stay out from the computer once in a while)

    3) To have neighborhood/ franchise libraries, where people can found this library in their nearby their home- Your Neighborhood library. They can rent the books, buy, or, donate the books. This library will have all kinds of books in it. (Porn’s books are not encourage)

    4) Food research center, specifically to research on vegetables, plant as food. The planting method, the cooking method

    5) To have franchise clinics, these clinics not only treat diseases but spiritual questions and guide. E.g: A person in pain because he/her just lost he/her dear one, so I enter to the clinic , base on the “pain” or anger the Dr will “prescribe” the timetable and mantra to chant, some dharma knowledge on the way to handle “pain” and how to survive daily life.

    6) To have neighborhood/ franchise re-use centers, where those who are keen to re-use their “rubbish” into craftwork, can learn and even teach other peoples in the center.

    7) A center for retired /old person. Whereby they can do their hobbies or something they wish to learn when they young but no chances, in the center they have another second chance to learn, like: music courses, yoga, dharma or spiritual knowledge courses, craft, read, chat. At the meantime, there would be some doctors to come in and treat them, dietitian to cater the diet, Yoga master to teach yoga, dancing class. If they like, the center can arrange them to share their experience and knowledge to school children, to some working adult etc.

    8) To have house in the countries I want, so that when I visit there for vacation, I have my own house there.

    9) To build hospitals for peoples-under my grandma name. Which consist of various medical treatments, eg: herbal treatment, homeotheraphy, Chinese treatment.

    10) Hospitals and research center for animal – e.g: 1st floor is animals daily clinis, 24 hours emergency, 2nd , 3rd floor for those injured animals or those animals that no body wanted, and 4th is a ward where animals can stay there for treatment, according to their habitat, e.g: 6-7th for fish, the whole floor is fish tank  . This is also a University for people who want to be Doctors for animal to study and to do research on the kind of animal’s diseases.

    Thank you for the opportunity given to write my wish 🙂

  26. tenzin llhamo on Dec 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    If I have all the financial support…
    I’d finance my dearest Guru, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche in all that He wish for..
    And for my family.
    May all of Rinpoche’s wishes come true for now and in all lifetimes.

  27. Sean Wang on Dec 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    If I had the financial support I needed, these will be the ten things I would do:

    1. Pay for the building fund of KWPC.

    2. Make sure that the government provides Rinpoche’s PR and permits

    3. Build a set of apartment blocks for Kecharians to live and to pay for the furniture and food in said apartment blocks.

    4. Build a university in Malaysia which specializes in the Dharma.

    5. Build an Animal Sanctuary.

    6. Buy out an Internet Service and improve it so that people can have faster internet in Malaysia and so that people in Kechara will also not have to wait a long time for the page to load.

    7. Buy a big mansion for Rinpoche to stay.

    8. Buy a big bungalow for Mama to stay.

    9. Sponsor an inter-Kechara tour bus that may go from KL to KWPC (when it is completed)

    10. Donate the rest to Rinpoche. Then, Rinpoche can do anything Rinpoche wants with the money because I know that Rinpoche will use the money only to benefit others.

  28. patsy on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:45 am

    My dream and wish is to support all my Guru’s dreams…….

    “If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. – Martin Luther King, Jr. ”

    May my Guru’s dreams be fulfilled.

  29. David Lai on Dec 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    If I had all the money in the world, I would:-

    1. Divide a large chunk of the money to sponsor Rinpoche for all his personal projects that is mentioned above.

    2. Sponsor the running cost, printing of new books and hiring of a good marketing team for Kechara Media and Publications.

    3. Ensure a large chunk of money will be used to form a sort of trustee for the building and running of KWPC.

    4. Clear the personal debts and have large monthly salaries (around USD10k a month) for every liaison who work so hard for Rinpoche and the Dharma.

    5. Build a large temple to Protector Manjushri/Lama Tsongkhapa and dedicate it to my parents.

    6. Hire a professional team and make them start a lucrative non-Dharma business (that does not harm others) and the proceeds goes towards Kechara’s major projects.

    7. Hire a professional team to promote Rinpoche on a global level. They will go to major countries especially the bigger ones like China, Europe and America to promote Rinpoche’s blog, books and presence.

    8. Keep the balance of money for all my needs so I can do Dharma for the rest of my life.

    Erm… That’s all I can think of for now.

  30. Mc on Dec 1, 2011 at 2:32 am

    1. Build a Kechara University, which will offer a full range of courses, which are recognized throughout the world. However, all the courses and education are underscored by the study and practice of Dharma. Primary aim is to educate and equip people with higher education and skills for the main purpose of applying the skills to further the dharma;

    2. Develop twinning programmes (part-time and full-time) with Gaden, Drepung, Sera and other great Buddhist universities to offer Geshe degrees and Buddhist education, locally;

    3. Create a Tsem Tulku TV show, which runs a few days a week at prime time (and broadcasted regionally) where Rinpoche’s unique “fun” approach to dharma is applied to a whole myriad of modern problems, offering practical solutions.

    4. Hire teams of PR professionals to get Rinpoche and key Kecharians into audience gateways such as a dialogue with Rush Limbaugh on radio, Oprah Winfrey and similar shows in different countries;

    5. Leadership Programmes and on-going training for Kechara’s staff to further develop skills in various fields e.g. IT, Brand Building, PR, Public Speaking, Journalism, Community Work & Welfare Provision, Health, Urban Agriculture, Veterinary Science and similar;

    6. Sponsor on-going research to develop counter-starvation strategies and formulate innovative agricultural systems for the total eradication of world hunger. These systems must be easily accessible, easy to teach/learn and duplicated by even the poorest communities. The system to come with a “start-up kit” or sorts so the poor and hunger can break out of their vicious cycle of poverty;

    7. Engage professional lobby firms and groups to work effectively with governments of the world for the implementing and enforcements of serious laws that deal with animal abuse domestically and commercially;

    8. Start or take-over egg and dairy farms to produce high quality produce based on strong ethical and moral principles in terms of treatment of animals;

    9. Organize regular “world tours” for Rinpoche and key people in Kechara to connect in person with overseas students and people who follow Rinpoche’s teachings on the blogs;

    10. Have Lamrin available for free in all languages.

  31. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:41 am

    a) Buy endless amounts of dharma books to give a way.
    b) Setup a free hospital for the poor, with professional doctors.
    c) Sponsor many pujas for my loved ones.
    d) Sponsor a movie to be made about Lama Tsongkhapa.
    e) Get a plane for Rinpoche so he can travel everywhere real fast to spread the dharma.
    f) Sponsor Gelug lamas.
    g) Sponsor the building of KWPC.
    h) Set up research facility to use Malaysian herbs to heal people,
    i) Give opportunity for indigenous people to have better education
    j) Give lamrim to anyone who needs it.

  32. Su Ming on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I will use all the financial support to support my lama’s work. That is my wish and my dream.

    In this degenrate era, to succeed and benefit the minds of many, you need the financial support and network.

  33. Leann Lim on Nov 30, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    If I had the full financial support I needed:

    1. Support the manifestation of Kechara World Peace Center. ( Malaysia)

    2. Support the manifestation of Kechara World Peace Center.( China )

    3. Support the manifestation of Kechara World Peace Center. ( America)
    4. KWPC ( branches) around the world, if can :p

    5. Build a Buddhist centre or old folks house for my family manage it, financially support them and involve family in any dharma work.

    6.travel around the world to visit all cultural, religious country like Tibetan,Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, Vatican,Thailand and so on.

    7. Fully support stipends for full time worker in dharma centre.

    8. Support monasteries and dharma centre of all lineages.

    9. Build the biggest Retreat centre and organize the biggest retreat event in the world.

    10. Produce a Tsongkhapa Movie and promote to the world.

    Although is a dream now, but nothing is impossible. May Rinpoche dream come true, may our dream come true^^ peace

  34. Valentina Suhendra on Nov 30, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    It’s always nice to dream . If I have adequate financial resources I would (by order of priority):
    1.Reduce my working hours so I have time to breath, read more books, expand my knowledge, and do my sadhana with concentration without being haunted by physical exhaustion
    2.Get a corporate secretary proficient in accounting, law, and taxes like in multinational companies.
    3.Employ more people to work at Kechara Indonesia to help execute our activities and take care of administration matters, and give them proper salary and benefits so they don’t have to worry about their livelihood.
    4.Establish a website team to take care of lamatsongkhapa.com (e.g., constantly creating buzz and interesting articles)
    5.Expand Kechara Indonesia’s activities (give more food, sponsor more animals, sponsor more students (college and vocational school), sponsor medication, Dharma classes)
    6.Establish bigger premises for Kechara in Indonesia in strategic locations consisting of Kechara office, soup kitchen, animal sanctuary, Gompa, function room, proper extensive Dharma library, Rinpoche’s audience room, Kechara Saraswati Arts, and Dharma gallery to promote Rinpoche’s work and teaching. These premises should be fully furnished, good network infrastructure, computers, etc. This should be a place where people can spend hours comfortably.
    7.Establish a shelter for the homeless and the very poor, so they can live in proper living condition without worry of being harassed all the time, get their children to stay in school, give their parents skills so they can earn their livelihood (e.g., doing beading for Buddha statues, paintings, sewing, cleaning, taking care of animals, etc.). I really want to give them job within Kechara Indonesia so they can earn their income and create merit at them same time
    8.Attracting and maintaining pool of people to help Rinpoche establish KWPC
    9.Constantly sponsoring food, robes, statues, medical, for established Dharma institutions like Gaden so they can produce more qualified teachers to spread Buddha’s teaching. I want to sponsor as many Geshe’s offering as possible and sponsor monks and nuns working to achieve their Geshe’s degree, sponsoring monks and nuns in solitary retreats, monks and nuns who have just started, etc.

    I honestly think nothing is impossible Rinpoche :-).

    Much love and care

    Valentina

  35. skyong on Nov 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Sponsor HH Dalai Lama and Rinpoche.
    Sponsor monks/nuns in the main monasteries.
    Sponsor those who want to become monks/nuns, and those who want to do dharma work full time.
    Sponsor translation of main Buddhist texts to major world languages.

    Build monasteries everything included prayer halls, libraries, dormitories.
    Build retreat centres.
    Sponsor meditation retreats.
    Sponsor Thailand style mookhood retreats.

    Build 1000 Buddha statues with 1000 stupas, and 1000 mandalas. Hire full time people to do daily offerings.

    Sponsor water projects for getting water to areas without access to water for drinking and sanitation in neglected improverish community. Grow a garden surround it and put up Buddha statue.

    Open community centre consisting of soup kitchen, nursery home, and housekeeping services in all major town and cities.
    Organise weekly offering trips to different dharma centres in the country.
    Organise weekly environmental community activities in cities and populated towns.
    Hire full time vegetarian cook, childcare nanny, maids, conservation activists, event producers and organisers.

    Sponsor of cleanup of lakes and rivers, and upkeep.
    Hire full time biologists, waste management engineers and maintenance crews.

    Sponsor daily transportations to dharma centres.

    Open vegetarian pizza and burgers shop and offer home delivery.
    Open travel agency offering pilgrimage trips.

  36. Koh Hee Peng on Nov 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Should I have full financial support I need, I would do the following:-

    a) Work full time in Kechara to support the manifestation of Kechara World Peace Center, progressing towards being a pastor, followed by being fully ordained as a monk;
    b) Sponsor huge Buddha statues, be it Tara, Avalokiteshvara, etc all over the world whereby people from far can have a glimpse of the holy statue and be blessed by the buddhas; and also sponsor the statues of High Lamas e.g. H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, etc;
    c) Sponsor the livelihood of the sangha members across all lineages so that these sangha members can fully concentrate in spreading dharma into all corners of the world;
    d) Restore and expand all existing monasteries and build new monasteries across India and Tibet to accomodate the increasing numbers of sangha members;
    e) Build dharma universities that open to students who wish to become Buddhist pastors, before one decided to progress further to be ordained as sangha members;
    f) Sponsor all the pujas carry out by the high lamas, be it in the monasteries or in dharma centers and make the pujas as grand as possible to benefit those who attend the pujas;
    g) Sponsor the translation work for translating all the publications by KMP and KIM into different languages and to have the teachings made available in all book shops;
    h) To support animal shelters worldwide that genuinely aim to look after the animals and help to find them to find a better home;
    i) To build kindergartens that aim to plant dharma seeds in the children’s mind that help to make them a better person when they reach adulthood;
    j) To start up transportation companies solely for transporting people across the world to attend dharma talks, pujas, and other activities organised by monasteries or dharma centers.

  37. Sarah Yap on Nov 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    If I had full financial support…

    1) Rinpoche will have full financial support hahaha

    2) I’ll sponsor myself to work in Kechara =)

    3) Try to bribe my Dad to get involved in Kechara… who knows… it may work

    4) Open an old folks day care centre. If people can pick up their kids from the day care every evening… they can do the same for their parents.

    5) Sponsor people that wish to go on an ethical holiday (but cant afford it), volunteer to teach the English language to monks in monasteries.

  38. Vincent Cheng on Nov 27, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,

    1, Settle down myself with a house and get married with my girl friend.

    2, Starts a Kechara Paradise outlet.

    3, Learn, practice, do and spread the dharma. I would love to do that.

    4, To teach what I know about the dharma to my family and friends, or anyone. I’m aware that I’m not knowledgeable and wise enough, but at least I’ll learn as much as I can and teach them by studying.

    5, Teach my children about dharma.

    6, Last but not least, I’ll use my financial capabilities to fuel your dharma work.

    I’m just a young adult with a childish mind, and I apologize if any of my writings offended anyone.

  39. Liz Fields on Nov 27, 2011 at 5:19 am

    If I had sponsorship or money like that I would
    1) support my local sangha so they can print books and other materials that they need, use the money to spread dharma ect
    2) Support nuns or monks overseas and in the United states
    3) Make an animal shelter and make sure the animals were well taken care of and sent to loving homes
    4) Give altar items, books, meditation cushions ect to any who wished to seriously start practicing the dharma (of course they would have to attend teachings like ngondro, toglon if required ect)
    5) Build a bigger Dharma center (here where I live) where we can do more things like make malas, paint statues, print books or make dvds, roll mantras and put them in statues,stupas, learn pujas ect
    6) Build a university (or something similar) where people can come and learn the dharma and implement it in their lives correctly.
    7) finance any Dharma event (kalacakra ect) of any and all buddhist traditions

    That is all I can think of right now, If I have more I will be sure to post it 🙂

  40. Thierry Janssens on Nov 27, 2011 at 5:07 am

    My dear Rinpoche, my list would be aligned with Rinpoche’s list, for the simple reason that I would prefer to fulfill Rinpoche’s wishes before mine.

    However, would I have a wish list on my own, this is what I’d put in it (not in order):

    1. create a website similar to TED (ted.com) with a talk or debate every week available to play and replay from the website and for people to share.
    The website would have a very simple format and would focus on religious debate or on worldly affairs discussed with religious wisdom. A bit like a TV show, but on the web, very similar to TED.
    The site would invite all religions to participate harmoniously and respectfully, speak up, debate, even disagree (or “agree to disagree”), but with respect and with a sound motivation to hold people up from sufferings.
    I would call it “WOW” for Wisdom-ON-Worldwide.
    This should attract practitioners of any religion, and non-practitioners, seekers of all sorts, students, retirees, etc…
    Motivation for this:
    (a) promote spirituality,
    (b) promote harmony,
    (c) promote wisdom,
    (d) promote compassion,
    (e) promote a peaceful dialogue between the various faiths and practitioners,
    (f) alleviate ignorance and suffering in the world.

    2. hire some good graphic designers /web designers to create a LAMRIMPEDIA web version of the teachings of Atisha and Lama Tsongkhapa.
    Surfing through the various headings appearing like bubbles within bubbles moving in the screen space, various links would appear for people to learn more detailed teachings on specific topics, links to Dharma Centers, to recorded teachings, to quizz’s, to FAQ’s, to interviews, to tributes, etc…
    this tool would be an entry point for beginners and also a study tool for lamrim-pas, dynamic, inter-active, fun and 22nd century-like…

    3. create a TV station “VVTV”, Vegetarian-Vegan-TV, where there would be entertaining programs promoting vegetarianism and vegan food in a cool modern way, with games, etc… Making V and V fashionable, easy, cool and attractive!

    4. Have “LIBERATION IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND” translated in french.

    5. create a price to reward the most compassionate business person worldwide every year. Showing that it is absolutely compatible to be successful in business, to be wealthy and to be compassionate. We could call the price “The CARE Price” or something and hopefully it would inspire other business men to be more considerate to others and the environment as well as inspire young aspiring entrepreneurs.

    6. Why not a MANJUSHRI hot balloon to be seen up in the air by so many, to participate to hot balloon events, etc… The more would know about Manjushri, the more would see Manjushri, the more COOL this world would be… After all, every year there is a giant Sponge Bob parading in the streets of New York… So we could make this effort more meaningful with Manjushri (I have not been informed that Sponge Bob was a Buddha so far…).

    7. Sponsor a professional and creative vegan chef for my Guru to eat healthy everyday, vegan, living-food, while the food remains varied, tasty and appetizing.

    8. Turn my architectural practice into a practice specialized in Dharma projects, in teaching centers, in monasteries.

    9. I’d invite a 5 feet Manjushri statue at home, and would give it the best place in the house.

    10. The last one is a little bit selfish: sponsor hot showers in monasteries, so that if I have the merit to become a monk in this life or the next, I still have the karma to enjoy hot showers… 🙂

  41. Sean Ross on Nov 27, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Dear Tsem Rinpoche,
    Those are noble goals, but do you realize how much it would cost to sponsor the Kalachakra every year. The Kalachakra in Washington D.C. this year did cost Millions of dollars to put on, on the other hand the office of the Dalai Lama made about 4 million profit from the 11 day event.

  42. Lawrence on Nov 27, 2011 at 4:42 am

    If I had the full financial support I needed…

    1. First of all, the dream of my life is to travel in Malaysia to see You. My wife cried when we talked about it. Unfortunately for the moment we do not have the necessary material condition.

    2. Probably the wisest thing is to ask you how I should distribute the money. Only The Guru, really knows how to fix broken pots, but also which is the Liberation Path.

    That is all.

  43. Christoph on Nov 27, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,

    You have an opening towards different cultures and an open mind towards the various existing paths walked and shared by the many boddhisatvas, or “real human beings”, of our world.

    I would use some of the money to encourage and foster dialogue between people on these different paths. Creating spaces where genuine dialogue can take place on a high level as well as on more basic levels would seem a very worthwhile enterprise to me.

    A major challenge of our times seems to be the challenge of pluralism and dialogue in order to uncover Peace, not a dead Peace, but the living Peace, the harmony of all that is.

    We must learn to listen to ourselves, to others, to the world and beyond. Not only with our ears as a good friend of mine, Robert Vachon, likes to say, but deeper: with our hearts, and even deeper with our souls.

    I feel being human is very much about understanding our fragility, our openness, our relatedness. It seems this insight is part of all meaningful paths of the world: how to be humble and proud of ourselves so that we can open up and share together … and discover ourSelves in the process ??

    I have devoted my life to this path of dialogue … from a Christian perspective, Robert Vachon said about it: “It is crucifying but liberating.” It is an arduous path and we still have to invent the ways to walk on it together. But it seems to be one of the great challenges we are facing nowadays collectively and individually.

    Thank you for all your good and beautiful inspirations 🙂 May your Dharma work continue to flourish and to grow 🙂 Om Mani Padme Hum 🙂

    Christoph

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    Monday, Apr 12. 2021 04:12 PM
    Looking at those very unique house been built simply stunning. Creatively with nature indeed , salute to those architecture who has such a wild ideas and innovations building such an incredibly unique houses in nature. No easy though but everything is possible.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/into-the-wild.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 12. 2021 04:11 PM
    Truly stunning Kuanyin Statue also know as”Goddess of Mercy” Statue designed by Portuguese architect . Very serene with the huge golden statue seemingly floating over the sea at high tide. One of the underrated landmarks in Macau. It is believed that when this statue is built, Macau has become more prosperous, peaceful and economically better. Many locals and tourist visited this beautiful Statue and it’s a popular spot where they will walk along the sea watching sunset. Merely by looking at this Statue is a blessing. Those beautiful pictures tells us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/kuan-yin-of-macau-city.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 12. 2021 04:07 PM
    Beautiful Yonghe Temple in Beijing, China known to some locals as the‘Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple’ has three world-record masterpieces. This temple is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism built during the reign of Emperor Kang Xi (1694). Very impressive buildings and a great insight into Chinese Buddhist temples with 300 years of history . The building and artwork of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.
    Looking at the restoration and conservation work of the Lama Tsongkhapa Statue in Yong He Gong is not easy after all. Thanks to Liu Yuming,77, restoration masters of China’s Cultural Relics. He had done a good job helping to preserve those rare cultural relics left in China. It is indeed a uphill task that needs a lot of patience , skill, delicate , and love . Interesting read even though it an old post. Would love to see this master piece of Lama Tsongkhapa Statue one day .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/an-age-of-restoration.html
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    It is really sad to discover how many animals sacrificed for fulfilling our taste buds. and not only sacrificing their life.

    Why don’t we try to eat more vegetables instead of eating more animals. Vegetables are healthy too, you know! And do you also know that being vegetarian or vegan will not only make you become healthier, it will also make you feel more energetic.
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    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lubsan-samdan-tsydenov-the-dharma-king-of-buryatia.html
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    We came to this world with nothing and leaving with nothing. There nothings that belongs to us. Whatever we own is temporary on loan only, so we should be glad in this life we are in human form. We should appreciate what we have at this moment, , doing , learning Dharma and practicing Dharma for a good and meaningful cause. Transforming our mind and benefiting others instead of ourselves.
    What Rinpoche had said and explained , very true indeed … we don’t own our body. Well use our body for the greater good of others. Reading the transcript by Tsem Rinpoche tells us more understanding .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-you-dont-own-your-body.html
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    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, it’s truly amazing. Each one of these statues is special and drool-worthy, and they have rightly signified the place where they stand today.

    Even when we don’t have the opportunity too witness those beautiful Buddha Statues, yet we are blessed merely by looking at it.
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    Thank you Melissa for sharing this .

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    Thank you Rinpoche and Datuk May for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/generosity-giving-gifts.html
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    Meaningful poems tells us a thousand words. Value and appreciate every moment of our life with those around us. Rinpoche had a very strong connection with Manjushri since childhood and its not surprised the way Rinpoche describe the divine. Lovely poems for us to ponder deeply.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/purpose.html
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    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
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    Reading this quote will inspire us to improve ourselves and our life so that we may be successful someday as a team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dont-see-the-porridge-and-run.html
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    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post of a talented lady.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/ku-shulan-goddess-of-paper-cut.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:03 PM
    Do Dharma work. Do Dharma practice. Chase after Dharma…..well said by Rinpoche. Life is meaningless when we only chase for money, fame only at the of life nothing is left for us. What remains is just memories when we are gone. As we grew older , it’s time to chase after something that can last long till our last breathe. Learning, practicing Dharma is the best choice. Since learning and practicing dharma have my life change, benefiting other makes my wonderful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands. Rinpoche had showed me the way and so as many more others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chasing.html
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    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:00 PM
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    Thank you Rinpoche this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/claire-briard.html

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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
1 year ago
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
1 year ago
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
1 year ago
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
1 year ago
It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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
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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.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
2 yearss ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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  • April 13, 2021 21:55
    ray asked: Dear Pastors, Thank you for clearing my doubts previously about purification practices. Today i have a question about reciting praises to buddhas, why do we recite praises and how does reciting praises to buddhas like Tara, Dorje shugden etc. help and benefit us? Because ive seen certain prayer texts to mother tara which i think is referring to the 21 tara praises stating that : ~If this prayer is recited two, three, or seven times, It will pacify all the sufferings of torments Caused by spirits, fevers, and poisons, And by other beings as well. If you wish for a child, you will get a child; If you wish for wealth, you will receive wealth. All your wishes will be fulfilled And all obstacles pacified.~ Will reciting praises to buddhas also be able to fulfill our wishes as stated? Thank you very much.
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  • April 12, 2021 03:20
    Eden asked: Dear Pastors, How are all of you doing? I have a few questions here. I will be very grateful if you can answer them. Thank you. 1) If we are here because of our previous life karma, previous previous karma and so on. May i know when does all of this started? How does this chain of karma started? Im sure we all had our 1st life and everything had a beginning to it. 2) I am currently facing some problem over my career pathway, are there any practices and mantras that I can do to request for guidance?
    pastor answered: Dear Eden, Thank you for your questions. 1. Buddhism does not believe in a 1st life, and the reason being is the Buddhist view of time. Most people think of time and existence as linear. It has a definitive starting point and a certain end point. But Buddhism views time as a cyclic. Hence, our universe as we understand it, will at one point cease to exist, and then a new universe will come into existence. However, even though our current universe will end, due to the force of karma and reincarnation, we will take rebirth into the new universe and have many rebirths there. So in Buddhism we say that we have had "countless" rebirths, as you would never be able to count how many lifetimes you have had. This cycle is vicious and leads us to take rebirth endlessly. The only way to stop this cycle is to transcend it altogether, which is the state of Buddhahood, in which you are completely liberated from the cycle, known as "samsara". Also the way in which we think about karma is not linear either. It is not one for one. By this I mean, if you do one negative action, it is not that you will experience only one negative result. You will actually experience many negative results, with differing levels of severity until the karma is exhausted. How you respond to the negative results can lead to either more negative karma, or positive karma. Hence, the law of karma according to the Buddhist view point is much more nuanced then the general understanding of karma that people have these days. The Buddha explained this process in a teaching known as the 12 Links of Dependent Origination, which is quite complex. If you want to learn more about this teaching, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche gave a very profound teaching on it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/teaching-on-the-twelve-links-of-dependent-origination.html Hence, according to Buddhism, the understand of time is a never-ending cycle in which universes are created, destroyed and created again due to the power of karma. Since it is a cycle, there is no "beginning" or "1st life" for sentient beings. 2. In regards to your career pathway, I would suggest you engage in the combined practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. We have heard of many people who are either stuck in their career or who need to find good jobs, succeed in the their goals after engaging in this practice with a sincere motivation. There is a book available regarding the practice here: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/the-dorje-shugden-handbook. We also have an entire section of this website dedicated to various aspects of the practice, including history, other prayers, etc. (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden). I hope this helps. Let us know if we can help in any other way.
  • April 11, 2021 00:23
    Lara asked: Hello pastors, I have a family member suffering from depression right now. May I know how I can help him to overcome this? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Lara, I'm sorry to hear that your family member is going through this. When someone is going through such a difficult time, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has advised that the person themselves seek qualified medical help as well as engage in the practice of Lama Tsongkhapa, which is well-known to help overcome things like depression. From your side you should be as supportive as possible. Take the time to understand what your family member is going through, and in which ways you can support them to overcome their depression and heal. You can watch a fantastic teaching about the practice of Lama Tsongkha here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sayonara-to-depression.html. The prayer text for the practice can be found here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#19 However, sometimes family members may not be open to the engaging in the practice themselves. In that case, you can engage in the practice yourself and dedicate the merits for the family member to heal, but this will not be as effective as the family member doing the practice themselves. Another thing that you can do, it to make abundant offerings or engage in virtuous activities like as helping the less fortunate, and dedicating the merits from those activities to your family member. You can also have pujas sponsored for your family member. The following two pujas would be excellent: Medicine Buddha Puja - which is good for healing, both physical and mental (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/medicine-buddha-puja-fund) Dorje Shugden Puja - to remove obstacles for a swift recovery (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dorje-shugden-wishfulfilling-puja-fund) These are the various methods in which you can help. You can do just one or a combination of the methods mentioned to generate as much positive energy and merit as possible for your family member. I hope this helps.
  • April 10, 2021 07:50
    ray asked: hi pastor i have a question regarding purification practices because ive been having some doubts now, is it true that some people say engaging in purification practices bad things would then happen to the practitioner after that? be it being sick or facing obstacles coming after that.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. When we engage in purification practices, what we are purifying is our negative karma. If you know about karma, you know that eventually you will need to experience your karma, be this negative or positive. When you experience your negative karma, then you experience negative situations. This could be something major, like having an accident, to something very minor such as feeling bad if say a loved one says something in a way that you perceive as being negative. Any experience you have that you perceive as negative, is a manifestation of your negative karma. During purification practices, through your own effort of invoking upon the enlightened beings and practice of the Four Opponent Powers, you are able to purify this negative karma. However, for a negative karma to be fully exhausted, you need to experience it. Say you have a karma to get into an accident, if you don't purify and exhaust it, then you will need to suffer from it 100%. This could mean getting into a car accident which is very severe and you are hurt badly. If you engage in purification practices then you can purify, let's say 99% of the karma. But for it to be exhausted fully, you still need to experience it. In this case, maybe you do get into an accident. Since you have purified most of the karma, your car only bumps into another car very softly. You don't even feel it, the person in the other car doesn't feel it and you car is not damaged at all. This is the reason why some people say if you engage in purification practices, bad things will happen. And because of that people are put off doing purification practices. This is wrong thinking because if you do experience negative situations when engaged in purification practices, this could be because: a) What you experienced is actually the purified karma, rather than the full force of the karma. In this case you should rejoice that through your effort of engaging in the practice, you didn't experience something much worse. b) It could just simply be the manifestation of a karma that wasn't purified. This means, you would have had to go through this experience anyway. c) Because you are engaged in purification practices, you are thinking of karma a lot. Therefore, when such experiences occur then you attribute it to karma, and then think it is linked to your purification practice. Then you believe that doing purification practices is bad because you have to suffer from such experiences. This is wrong thinking. Perhaps even if you were not doing purification practices, then you would still experience the situation, but you wouldn't actually think anything of it. You would just go about the rest of your day as usual. That being said, when you are doing purification practices, there comes a point were certain negative karma is so weak that you need to experience it for it to be exhausted completely. This can and does manifest as negative situations, such as minor illnesses, or even accidents, etc. However, the point to remember is the karma causing these situations have been purified so they are very mild compared to their full form. These negative situations can also be purified/exhausted in dreams, etc. Another way they can be purified is having mental disturbances or emotional ups and downs when actually doing the purification practices. In essence, you will need to feel the effects of your negative karma in some form or another, so better that you experience it in a very mild form right? This is what purification practices helps you to do. Purification practices are not something to be scared of. In fact, you should rejoice when engaged in purification practices. On a more deeper level, without some form of purification practice it is hard to understand higher aspects of the Dharma. Your negative karma will block you from being able to understand the Dharma and then internalise it. That is why purification practices are emphasised within each and every tradition and are a prerequisite for higher teaching such as tantra. The benefits of purification practices (such as enabling you to exhaust your negative karma in a very mild form, and preparing your mind for higher teachings) outweighs having to experience a very small negative situation. Therefore think about the benefits of purification practice and contemplate on it. This will help you to develop faith in them and get rid of any doubts or fears that you may have. I hope this helps.
  • April 1, 2021 04:54
    You are awesome! asked: Hello, you are awesome! keep going!
    pastor answered: Thank you for your kind message. It is very encouraging for us to read. May you always be blessed by the Three Jewels.
  • March 28, 2021 15:08
    vikas baluni asked: abut growth of my business
    pastor answered: Dear Vikas Baluni, I am unclear as to the actually meaning of your question but I believe you are asking how to increase and grow your business. According to Buddhism, everything that we go through in life is due to karma, this includes both the good things and the bad things. Therefore, for your business to grow and do well depends on your good karma. Only one type of energy can overcome karma and is always good for your, and that is what we call merit or punya (in sanskrit). So in order to have merit for your business to do well, you have to take actions that generate merit. The main of these is to transform your mind to become a more compassionate and wiser person, to help others less fortunate, to engage in pujas and other such virtuous activities. There are certain deity practices that are well-known in Buddhism to help increase the energies of wealth and success in our lives. These can help your business to grow. Once such practice is that of Bhagawan Gyenze, you can click here to find out more: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html Bhagawan Gyenze will definitely help you to grow your business, if you have a good motivation. If you motivation is only about yourself, then your business will not grow that much. But if you have the motivation help others, then Bhagawan Gyenze will help you even more. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 25, 2021 01:11
    Jason asked: I have been practicing white dzambala and the bathing / water tormas for quite some time now. Recently I have been getting regular dreams where white dzambala appears and just smiles at me, or I dream that I am doing white dzambala chutor practice. I understand that when lama tsongkhapa got dreams of deities he thought that this was Mara acting up and paid no attention to it until his lama said something. My lama is currently on retreat and it is difficult to contact him. Please give me some advice on what is happening. I'm just some normal beginners smuck and I'm getting worried that this is a bad sign. When I wake up I feel at peace... But according to commentaries this could be Mara.
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. I am really happy to hear that you are engaging in Dzambhala's practice. It's extremely beneficial. You are right that Lama Tsongkhapa ignored his dreams of deities, and viewed them as bad signs. But before jumping to conclusions, we must analyse the reasons why Lama Tsongkhapa ignored not only his dreams, also the visions of the deities he received. The reason that Lama Tsongkhapa did not consider it a positive sign is because as practitioners on the spiritual path, it is all too easy to get carried away with 'signs' or advice, visions, dreams from supposed deities. Sometimes if we 'analyse' them it can lead us in the wrong direction because of our mistaken understanding. Sometimes, other entities can also enter our dreams and tell us things that we believe, hence we start practising things that are not Dharmic in nature. Lama Tsongkhapa warned against such things, rather Lama Tsongkhapa said that we should rely on the Dharma teachings that are genuine and transmitted to us through an unbroken line through our lineage. Generally speaking however, these dreams you are having are literally just dreams, so there is nothing to worry about. One category of dreams we have are known as samsaric dreams. These arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we make a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. When we have dreams such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. Because we have been engaging in sustained practice, or have imprints from previous lives, these can surface in our dreams hence we have dreams of Buddhas, our teachers, etc. There is nothing to worry about or to consider overly auspicious or a 'sign'. Just realise that you have had the dream, do not allow your thoughts to dwell on it, accept it and move on. However, do take note that you had these dreams and once your Guru is out of retreat, please consult your Guru and inform him/her of these occurances and seek your Guru's advice if any. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2021 02:01
    Jason asked: I white dzambhala is a wealth deity but can he also act as a dharma protector?
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. The practice of Dzambhala is actually a Yidam practice, this means that Dzambhala is a meditational deity. When you engage in his practice, as well as bestowing wealth, through his practice you also develop qualities that help you progress towards enlightenment. In the case of Dzambhala, the primary quality he helps you develop is actually generosity, which is one of the Six Perfections. Therefore, although he is known as a wealth deity, he is much, much more than that. When you engage in his practice, you are actually developing virtuous qualities in your mindstream. The function of Dharma Protectors however is to remove obstacles and to create conducive conditions so that you can transform your mind. Hence, the function of a meditational deity and a Dharma Protector is different. That being said, when you engage in Dzambhala's practice properly, you do gain wealth. Generally, we only consider this wealth to be external wealth, but Dzambhala's practice is more than that, because through his practice you gain internal wealth which are virtuous qualities. Due to the fact his practice also brings material wealth, he is known as a wealth deity. When you practice any meditational deity, you will gain some physical benefit as well, which can seem to mirror the effect of Dharma Protectors, but their function is very different. Dzambhala for example grants material wealth, but his actually function is to increase inner wealth. Another example would be Medicine Buddha, outward he heals our physical body, but inwardly he also helps to heal our minds and develop qualities such as compassion. Dharma Protectors can also help to heal our body, but for real internal change, we need to rely on a meditational deity. I hope this answer helps.
  • March 16, 2021 21:23
    ray asked: Dear pastors, i have a question regarding vajra and bells. can one use them if they do not have any sort of initiation or whatsoever?
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. You are right that traditionally vajras and bells are only used after receiving initiation. However, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche recommended learning how to use the vajra and bell, as a means of creating the causes to receive initiation in the future. That said, there are many dos and don'ts related to using the vajra and bell. You can learn not only how to use them, but also vajra and bell etiquette from one of Kechara's Pastors. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 7, 2021 17:30
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Do you recommend doing Tsem Rinpoche’s guru yoga as part of daily Sadhana? I am sure I read on the article for the name retreat that it could be done as daily prayers but now I can’t see that sentence? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes of course, you may include Tsem Rinpoche's Guru Yoga as part of your daily sadhana if you wish. This creates a very strong bond with Tsem Rinpoche. If you are following the Diamond Path sadhana (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/diamond-path), you insert the Guru Yoga after you have completed the Gaden Lhagyama (Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa). Alternative, if you are using a different prayer text, you insert the Guru Yoga after Gaden Lhagyama, or before any deity prayers that you do such as Manjushri, Tara, etc. After you complete the deity practice section of your sadhana, you continue on to your Dharma protector practice, and finish with your completion dedication. I hope this helps. Do let us know if this is not clear. Thanks.
  • March 4, 2021 22:52
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Can a lay person work towards the preliminary practices by accumulating daily ? Many thanks.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes, of course. Anyone can engage in the preliminary practices, you don't have to be ordained in order to do so. However for one's practice to be considered a full preliminary practice, you need to do 100,000 repetitions of whichever practice you are engaged in without break. That means you must engage in at least one session a day, until the count is completed. 10% of the count is also added on top, to make up for any unintentional mistakes. So the figure would actually be 110,000. If you skip a day, that means you have broken your preliminary retreat. If this occurs you can still dedicate the practice you have done so far, and you will still benefit from the merit generated and the purification of negative karma from the practice, but it is not counted as a full preliminary practice. Also you must adhere to the retreat procedures for the duration of the time it takes you to complete the particular preliminary practice. For example, an altar with daily offerings, retreat seat with swastika, refraining from eating black foods, etc. This may not be convenient for most people in our day and age. So what you can do is to spend a certain amount of time accumulating a specific figure, for example 10,000 repetitions of a particular practice. Seal the practice at the end with a strong dedication, like the King of Prayers. Later on, you can repeat the procedure more times until you complete 100,000. This method was given by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for modern-day practitioners who do not have the time to complete 100,000 in one go. While it technically does not constitute a full preliminary retreat, you still gain immense merits and purification from engaging in the practice, even if spaced out. As Rinpoche said, it's better for you to do mini preliminary retreats than not doing any of the preliminary practices whatsoever. That being said, if you do have the ability to do a full preliminary retreat and it will not negatively impact you, such as create financial difficulties or strain familial relationships, then of course go ahead! To have the sincere wish to engage in any Dharma practice is wonderful. You can read more about the individual preliminary practices here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/preliminary-practice.html You can watch a short teaching on the preliminary practices by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cosmic-tantra.html
  • March 3, 2021 04:13
    Sandra asked: Dear respected pastors, what are dreams? Do dreams have significance? Are they simply images the mind views at night - do they resemble the dreamer's state of mind? Thank you for all your replies :) :)
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Hello. Nice to see you back here. On the normal level, both waking and dream states are both marred by our delusions. The teachings tell us that this deluded state continues through all our experiences, whether during the dreaming or waking states. The way to overcome this is to "wake up" from our delusions, or reach enlightenment. Normally when people think of dreams, they do so in psychological terms and so focus on the content of the dream. When we investigate the nature of the dream itself, we begin to investigate something deeper, the processes that underlies the whole of our existence. Understand this propels you further along the spiritual journey towards enlightenment. We have many dreams during one night of sleep, and may or may not consciously remember then when we wake up. In terms of content, dreams can be used to work through psychological issues or can indicate certain issues and overcoming them (as is common within Western psychological practices). In Tibetan Buddhism, dreams can be used for much more. In the advanced practices, one can transform ordinary dreams to further one's spiritual journey. This is not only in terms of working through psychological issues, but in terms of meditation and practice as well. Generally, there are three types of dreams as described below. Most of us only experience the first type, unless we progress on the spiritual path. 1. Samsaric dreams: these arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we take a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. 2. Clarity dreams: These dreams occur when you are fairly progressed in meditational practices and can carry this into the dream state. These dreams arise not from the emotions, or memories, etc., but from more subtler forms of karma and delusions. However, just like in waking mediational practice, you are not affected by the images or thoughts that appear to you. 3. Clear Light dreams: In the advanced tantric practices, there are teachings called dream yoga. The object of these is to achieve the clear light dreams, which are very difficult to achieve and take years and years of intense practice. The most important clear light mind that arises is actually at the time of our death, if we are trained enough in this very subtle state, we can actually control where we take rebirth. If we are more experienced in this state, then we can actually use it to meditate on the teachings and achieve enlightenment. Clear light dreams are a "lesser" type of clear light mind, that helps practitioners prepare for the time of death. When we have an auspicious dream such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., even though this is auspicious, it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. There are instances however, when the enlightened beings and Dharma protectors will send practitioners dreams to help with their practice or as methods of divination. Tsem Rinpoche once told us of a very powerful Nyingma lama known for his divination abilities. Students would ask him a question, then he would take a nap, and receive divination advice in this dreams, which he would then relay to his students. This lama was well-known for this ability because his dream divinations were extremely accurate. As I am sure you can tell, the scope of dreams with the Buddhist context is very vast and I will not be able to cover everything here. However, I hope that what I have written helps your understanding. Thank you.
  • March 1, 2021 23:37
    Sandra asked: Hello dear pastors, wish we could have an article like the one below to highlight the auspicious days of 2021. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/auspicious-days.html
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your suggestion. At the moment, there are no plans to publish another article with 2021 dates. But I have listed out some of the auspicious days and their dates for this year for you. I have only included future dates, not those that have already passed. Saga Dawa Duchen - 26th May 2021 Chokhor Duchen - 14th July 2021 Dorje Shugden Day - 24th August 2021 Lhabab Duchen - 27th October 2021 Gaden Ngamchoe or Tsongkhapa Day - 29th December 2021 I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question and its nice to see you here again. The reason why we pray in front of our altars is because it becomes a focal point of the enlightened energies we are invoking. Therefore it becomes a kind of portal for the energies of transformation, peace, healing, prosperity and protection. It is also the place where we make offerings to the Buddhas. As such, most people usually only have 1 altar in their home. However, you can have more than 1 altar in your home. As it is an altar, it should be complete with representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas. This would be an image (either a statue, thangka, tsa tsa, poster, framed picture, etc), a Dharma text and a stupa. In front of these, you should have at least 1 type of offering or more. This can be a fixed offering or maybe even a set of water offerings, which you make every day. Since practitioners make offerings on a daily basis, most opt to have only 1 altar, but there is no rule in Buddhism to say you can only have 1 altar. The altar however, should be placed in a respectful place. So, not in the bathroom. Or if in the bedroom, you should put a screen up to block it when you are changing, sleeping, etc. Alternatively, you can keep it in a cupboard, and close the doors during such activities. But altars should be dedicated places to the Buddhas, so don't put secular items in the same place, such as on the same shelf, etc. When it comes to praying, it is usually done in front of the altar, as you are invoking the enlightened beings. When you do your prayers there it becomes a powerful place in your home, and provides you with a sacred space to pray and meditate. However, if circumstances are difficult, then of course you can pray elsewhere. For example, when I first set up an altar, I was living in a single room with not much space. I set up an altar on a shelf but was not able to pray in front of it. Once I had made offerings, I would simply sit in another part of the room and do the prayers there. If it is really not convenient, then of course it is permissible to do the prayers elsewhere. It is better to do the prayers, than not do them at all if you can't be in front of your altar. I hope this helps. Thank you.
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
8 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
10 months ago
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
10 months ago
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
10 months ago
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
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
11 months ago
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
11 months ago
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
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
11 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
11 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
1 years ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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.
1 years 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
1 years ago
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
1 years 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
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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