My Loneliness and Longings…..

Jul 20, 2010 | Views: 466

Dear friends,

Since very young in New Jersey I would look for pictures of mountains and lakes. I’ve never fancied oceans. But lakes with forests, mountains and greenery really attract me. It was not just an attraction to a scene, but it touched something very deep inside of me. A feeling to be there or I belong there was very strong in me. I would be excited and wish to be there. I would look for books to see mountains with forests and I still do. I even keep posters of mountains/forests these days and stare at it. I know I belong there. I wouldn’t be lonely at all. I visualize that I am there.

Now three decades later, I still haven’t gotten the chance to live in such a place although I long for it very much. I wish for it very much. A house near a lake or river with mountains and forests is what I long for. I don’t know when I can achieve this, but my ‘work’ and ‘duties’ keep me from it.

A house in the mountains would be my dream and do practice. No politics, mind games, not many people, not many worldly proprieties to be forced into doing. No fundraising, no events, no convincing others, not having to answer tons of questions, answer tons of doubts. Be subjected to unfair scrutinies and unnecessary comments. Year after year to explain what I am doing or beg, cajole and ask people to help. No more dealing with instabilities, unstable people, unreliable people, and ungrateful people. I don’t dislike them, but they sure make the work extra hard. I wish to be in the mountains not so much to escape from all this, but to do what I really want-practice. If it was escape, I wouldn’t have longed for this even when I was very young. Well a blog is where you share yourself both pleasant and unpleasant thoughts I guess, so I am sharing in my e-journal here.

I am not a people person. I don’t fancy positions and titles for the sake of it. I am not into competitiveness nor social gatherings. I am not into business if I don’t have to be nor into wealth for the sake of it…but I do wish to have a house in the mountains ( a lake would be nice without it being hot always), a large statue of a Buddha inside and plenty of offerings. I would love to walk to the lake with buckets and collect water for water bowl offerings. Have a butterlamp burning 24-7 in this abode of mine to the Buddha. Then go for walks in the evening sun in the mountains, or sit by the lake and chant Om Mani Peme Hung meditating on the Lord of the Lotus, Avalokitesvara. How exciting and thrilling. To be in this mountain house or lake and gain attainments making me equipped to benefit others like my gurus. Maybe my retreat hut is what my teachers asked me to do, to bring dharma to others. My retreat hut is what I am doing now…..I guess and have to believe.

In all my life, on a personal basis, I have gotten very little of what I wanted. I was not able to go after what I wanted. I always followed what my teachers advised…I am very ok with that. I am not bitter, just sharing my thoughts. If it was not for monkhood, I would have pursued being an actor and benefit the dharma through financial support for sure. But a deep sense of purpose pervaded me to do dharma in any way… I wanted to do dharma in the mountains very much as a monk… Or be an actor in the US to earn money for the Monasteries. I didn’t pursue acting although offered, and become a monk and join the Monastery. When I got to the Monastery I decided to settle down and be happy there. I loved the Monastery. Even in the Monastery, I wanted to go to North India for a few months yearly to be in the mountains to do retreats. All that was not possible when Lati Rinpoche asked me to go abroad to teach. I didn’t want to. I dare not refuse Lati Rinpoche. By following Rinpoche’s advice, the road of my life just changed forever. I didn’t want to have students, or have a centre and raise funds–that just was not me. Not what I want to do. These days I am considered a spiritual teacher, but you know what? I don’t enjoy that at all. I don’t wish for it at all. I wouldn’t mind if I can be replaced. I tried. It didn’t work. I do what I am doing because Lati Rinpoche asked me to. I don’t do it grudgingly but I do wish I could of stayed in the mountains and Monastery. I do it because I trust my teacher. I trust my teacher and his instructions even going on two decades now. I may not want to do what I am doing, but I am going to do it all the way because why follow my teacher’s instructions only half way and pretend I am doing it all the way? That is not me also.

Lati Rinpoche passed away, but I must keep his instructions in my heart and fulfill it because he is much more far advanced in his thinking than me… He has a purpose for me to do this and I will realize this purpose. Until then, I will keep doing it and fulfill it. I have committed to my teacher, benefiting others and dharma and it is worth it. I know it is. If I don’t do what my teacher has told me to do and I escape into the mountains to meditate, I wouldn’t gain attainments anyway. Because I am there for me and not my teacher’s attained method to help me. Definitely his method would be better than mine.. So no matter how eloquently I explain to others why I am in the mountains to justify what I am doing, the bottom line is I wouldn’t gain attainments. Attainments arises from surrendering your ego and the teacher helps you find a method in his infinite experience/knowledge to ‘prescribe’ the antidote for it. You ‘surrender’ your ego to the teacher and hence trust the methods. You don’t surrender yourself to the teacher. The teacher then gives you instructions and what methods to overcome your ego and in my case what I am doing now. To abandon that and do what I think is right, would be indirectly saying my teacher is wrong. Or I am better than my teacher. How can that be? My teacher has spent many decades in the dharma, practicing dharma, and living in the dharma and I have not, hence the dharma is a direct counter to the self absorbed harmful ego. Hence from his infinite experience I would benefit if I followed. It’s like having trust and just following a great surgeon to heal a big disease. You don’t know enough to debate and counter the treatments. After checking the surgeon out and gaining trust, you follow instructions for your healing. You surrender your disease to the surgeon NOT YOURSELF. Same as with the guru.

I long for the house in the mountains EVERYDAY. My duties, responsibilities and what I wish to achieve is very heavy. So I MUST ACHIEVE AND FULFILL MY DUTIES. These are more important than my retreat house in the mountains. Deep inside of me, sometimes tears drop like rainshower because my duties are heavy, and I don’t have enough of what I need to accomplish it both in manpower and resources. I do have some great fabulous people, but I need more…The instability in some people is one of my biggest disappointments and stumbling blocks. The feeling of not being able to rely or believe in them is a huge stumbling block. Many minds flip back and forth…or waste so much time…on activities that bring zero happiness to themselves and others. It’s painful for me to know this and watch the drama unfold. It’s like watching a movie that you have seen hundreds of times before… and you know the plot. It’s frightening to know the plot and watch them go through it and end up with so much pain…

Finding people with true integrity is like finding a 20 carat diamond on the road. Life is so short, yet so many get caught up and entangled in the net of useless activities…and not keep their promises and elaborate with so many justifications.I feel for them..I do feel for them, because the justifications can be seen clearly 99% of the times as baseless and empty.. Nothing much can be said to them for fear of always offending them, as they don’t have the knowledge to form the basis to realize what is going on. So when they don’t have the knowledge as a basis to explain more, you don’t explain more and wait patiently for a future time when they can understand. But unfortunately when they do finally understand, they have already trapped themselves in bills, commitments, offsprings, depressions, or tough habituations. Somehow most of the time I know that, I don’t give up, but not much can be done. I just watch with sadness and tears…Sometimes I think, another precious human life wasted. How many more rebirths will they have to undergo before a golden opportunity will arise again.

These mountain pics sent to me by Girlie Ooi really makes me feel lonely but I love looking at them. Looking at them brought up the thoughts I wrote above. What I wrote above is not meant to hurt, offend, or point fingers at anybody…heavens no! But they are thoughts in my mind. I am not lonely for people but a place, practice and scenario. But in my loneliness I need to still do what I have promised to my teachers. After all, whatever my longing is I can’t make go away, but the instructions my teachers have given me, I can trust them and go all the way with it..and I will.

I wish in this life and future lives I can stay in this type of environment and do intense practice if it would be a benefit ultimately. For now, in my longing/ loneliness I can just look at these pictures. I have always looked at pictures of this sort and all I can do is to keep looking at them…and maybe one day…..

Tsem Rinpoche

I would throw mani pills in this lake to bless the animals. I would also erect a beautiful Green Tara stone statue on the edge of this lake again to bless all the beings seen and unseen.

My retreat house would be built around 25 feet away from this river… I could hear the sounds of this river. I could fetch water from here to make offerings with. I could sit by the river to meditate on Avalokitesvara and put seeds to gain his compassion.

I would shout mantras at these beautiful animals so they can get the imprints of enlightenment in their mindstream. Medicine Buddha, Avalokitesvara, Tsongkapa, Tara, Manjusri mantras would be perfect for them!

I would go for walks here in the evening sun after my practices…I would make new butterlamps… to prepare to burn for the next days.

I would sometimes come here and set up a place to do pujas… pujas to bless my winds, channels, drops and sublte mind… pujas to bless the environment and beings therein. I would sit here for hours reading dharma books.

Wow… imagine if this is my Tsem Ladrang!!! Inside the red roof was a large huge 10ft statue of Vajra Yogini!! (So what I want…wish I can have a place here and hang out there on weekends or more)… And behind Vajra Yogini’s chapel is my place… this would be like the perfect place for me to live, practice, abide and die…

Going for a morning walk with my mumu… wow

This is not my house, because I built my house already near the lake already, remember? But this is nice too… hehehe

Hmm… what a beautiful place to recite 10,000 Om Mani Peme Hungs a day… or 10,000 Om Ah Ra Baza Nadees a day here!!! I would build a large outdoor stone Manjushri statue here to bless everything.

Anyways, these are some of my thoughts and wishes.

Tsem Rinpoche

P.S. In my life and for many others too, I rarely got to really do what I wanted…but it’s not a cause for bitterness or anger..I just do what I can with the situation at hand…and see with the situation at hand, how can I benefit others? How can I make this situation to help others to win, learn, advance and spiritually benefit? I guess when you do your best to focus on others,then you are less unhappy. You don’t have time to focus on your unhappiness. And when you have brought hope, love, direction, and purpose to many others and they keep thanking you (if they don’t it’s ok also) and smiling and you know you did that..HOW COULD YOU NOT BE HAPPY????? I will get to the mountains some day, but I keep thinking, maybe I am already there now….

(The above are beautiful pictures not open to tourists in Kashmir-the environment is like Heaven on Earth..this is what I envision Vajra Yogini’s Kechara Paradise to be like.)

 


 

This is the original lighted signboard of Kechara Paradise conceptualized by me and painted by Aunty Vivien, a friend and student of mine. The image of this signboard brings back many memories of the old days when Kechara first started. Back then, there was no Kechara House or other departments. Kechara Paradise was a gathering place for my students and friends as well as an outlet. I gave many Dharma teachings and met many of my students and friends there. It was from there that Kechara grew to where it is now with 13 departments all geared towards manifesting Kechara World Peace Centre, a centre for learning and holistic healing.

The image of the signboard has significant meaning. The Dharma Wheel represents the Buddha’s teachings which are likened to a wheel that moves from one place to another according to the changing conditions and karmic inclination of people. The Dharma Wheel flanked by a male and female deer symbolizes the stages of the path of Highest Yoga Tantra. The radiant sun behind the mountains symbolize the Dharma radiating to many countries throughout the world bringing peace and happiness to many beings. The rainbow symbolizes Kechara Paradise, the paradise of Buddha Vajrayogini that is achieved through the practice of the Highest Yoga Tantra of Vajrayogini.

The image of this old vintage signboard reminds me of all the challenges and struggles that Kechara has gone through during its early days. I thank all the people who have contributed their time, effort, financial and other resources to bring Kechara to where it is today.

I want you to note that, the happy scene I depicted here is the mountains, animals, stream, flowers, green, sun, rainbows and dharma in the middle of all this. My longing to be in the mountains is projected onto this first signboard of our Kechara Organization. The mountains has always been with me. I thought I’d share this signboard with you… This signboard has been up for nearly 8 years, now it has been changed. But we are going to frame it and put it in Kechara Care Dept’s memorabilia hall. Another note, these days when we have special events, our people always see rainbows….and in this signboard I made sure there was a rainbow to depict happy times are ahead…

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 14, 2018 at 5:54 am

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  2. Jacinta on Oct 12, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Previously, I wouldn’t even want to give a thought about living in the mountain but now, I’m longing for it. I’m longing for a quiet and beautiful place like this. So vast and it seems limitless!

    I’m longing to practice Dharma wholeheartedly, I need more time to learn and practice, and the best is to practice under the guidance of Rinpoche and also with a group of like minded people. (Hehehe, because I’m afraid to grow old alone, I guess. )

    More importantly, I can practice Dharma freely without being scrutinised by others, being looked upon as weird by others and to practice with a Guru without having to “please” everyone and or being watched closely as if we will take advantage of the Guru or maybe being labelled as too “close”.

    Have to concern in so many things that we tend to forget the first pure thought on why we wanted to practice Dharma in the first place. *Sigh

    But, I will not forget that we should strive to practice Dharma the best that we can in our current circumstances. I still have many other things to be happy at such as living near fields and seaside. Find every reasons to continue and stop justifications. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts and it reminds me for who we are and the purpose of why we want to practice Dharma. Nature is the best and I’m long for it too ~

  3. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

    TR Pic

  4. Elaine Donawa on Mar 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get irked while people think about worries that they just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  5. Tanya Kotek on Dec 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I don’t always agree with your posts, but this was dead on, way to go!

  6. Terri on Dec 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    It would be nice to study with a teacher in the mountains too, and only have to answer to him and do pure practice instead of having to deal with a lot of people who judge you because u don’t have money, or want to take ur money, or want to encourage you to do everything but practice. but we live in a capitalistic material world, now there are no mountains where one can meditate in without getting arrested for trespassing. And temples are political nightmares, instead of meditating i constantly have to worry about who is saying what. It’s such a nitemare sometimes I wish to just have a normal life, buying and selling, working a little job and going home to my cat and a teevee dinner… more peaceful than any temple i know

    • Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Dec 16, 2010 at 8:17 pm

      Dear Terri, your comment is funny and frank. Thank you..keep it coming. Tsem Rinpoche

  7. Uncle Eddie on Aug 11, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    We must have faith in our Guru, faith comes in many forms.

    We can have faith in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, or in the law of Karma. Faith precedes all qualities, nurtures good qualities and increases them all. It is my belief that all these are shown in Rinpoche’s above blog for us to follow.

    Rinpoche heartfelt message and thoughts here, is having the firm belief that your Guru is a Buddha. He is the foundation of all realisations. As we regard a Buddha, we should regard our Guru. This will allow us to see his quallities and not be inclined to discern his faults. It is his good qualities that we wish to emucate and not his faults, if any.

    Such faith is said to be pivotal to success in gaining realisations, and the extent of realisation gain is dependable on the strength of out faith. Without faith even if you spend your entire life with a Guru who is actually a Buddha, you will not be able to see his infinite qualities, but only project faults and ultimately sustain a loss, as in the words of a certain Sutra:
    “In those who lack faith,
    Pure Dharma will not grow.
    Just as burnt seeds,
    Will never sprout.”

    Thank you so much Rinpoche, for showing us the way!

    Uncle Eddie
    (Aug.10, 2010)

  8. Anila on Aug 4, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for your thoughts. I like it very much. As usual I can never express what I want to say. Yes Rinpoche I can feel and imagine and feel your longing with pictures make me feel that I am also there enjoying the peace and tranquility of the environment that you describe. You mentioned loneliness. No it is not that type of loneliness people percieve to be. But serenity, peace and tranquility is what you want. I am not good at expressing my thoughts. But I want to tell you I share the same thoughts with you.

    Anila

  9. mitra on Jul 28, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    some time dreem also become true.if we do small hand and big hand togethere can be hepan.we do nothing.only we thing my my meme.we no time to thing for other.we like to walk may way .but we cant found the good way.we need hight.1 day 1 minet we like to become buddha how can?and we never fallow guru.kwpc our rinpoche dreem.we can make it.we must do hard work.

  10. keng tan on Jul 27, 2010 at 8:35 am

    To me Rinpoche is an enlightened being and has chosen to be amongst the Malaysian people to spread dharma. Taking everything into perspective, the message I get here is we all have inner desires but we must be prepared to put them aside for a greater good and that is to spread dharma to the masses. And dharma work will not end until all sentient beings become enlightened. So it is really a life after life after life … ‘vocation’ and for one who is already enlightened, the chosen path is clear – it is one of samsaric and nirvanic excellence (a longing to go into nirvana and yet at the same time, a longing to remain in samsara to help mother sentient beings).

  11. Thubten Chuje Nyima on Jul 27, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Rinpoche:
    I live in Colorado, so I know this of which you speak, even though I live in the city. Here’s an idea – there are many Tibetan and other Buddhist lineage retreat centers that have been built in Crestone, CO. Perhaps at some point you could establish one. For instance, Khenpo Thrangu Rinpoche has one. Then you could also build a private hermitage for yourself.
    I spent the other week with friends from Gaden Sharste. Perhaps you know my dear friend (and one of my teachers) Lharampa Geshe Venerable Kunchok Tenzin?
    http://www.gadenshartsecf.org/tour-bios/
    Anyway, they have gone down to Telluride and then will be going up to Aspen where I may see them again this weekend. Reading your blog post here, I thought you might enjoy some pics of Geshe-la and the other monks up at the top of the Rocky Mountains this past week and in Telluride (pictures from Ven. Jangchub Chophel):
    http://www.gadenshartsecf.org/independence-pass/
    http://www.facebook.com/czieve?v=wall&story_fbid=1342240642868#!/album.php?aid=2045065&id=1309554160
    &
    http://www.facebook.com/czieve?v=wall&story_fbid=1342240642868#!/album.php?aid=8061&id=100001196869400
    Also, His Holiness The Dalai Lama concecrated the beautiful Great Stupa here in Colorado a couple of years ago:
    http://www.shambhalamountain.org/living_peace_hhdl.html
    May all your and all sentient beings wishes be fulfilled.
    -Nyima /

  12. David Lee on Jul 24, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoche
    i’m touched by your feeling of loneliness, because i feel it too sometimes. i’m not even a member or a student but i’ve been following your teachings through many forms lately. i’m also involved with kechara soup kitchen in more ways than one and hope my contribution helps.
    Came across these beautiful words and like to share with your Eminence…
    May your tears come from laughing
    You find friends worth having
    With every year passing
    They mean more than gold
    May you win but stay humble
    Smile more than grumble
    And know when you stumble
    You’re never alone
    Never alone
    I’ll be in every beat of your heart
    When you face the unknown
    Wherever you fly
    This isn’t goodbye
    My love will follow you stay with you May the angels protect you
    Trouble neglect you
    And heaven accept you when its time to go home
    And when hard times have found you
    And your fears surround you
    Wrap my love around you
    You’re never alone
    You’re never alone, for the simple fact, that i’m sure all your students are behind you.
    This beautiful lyrics may be copied from the song “Never Alone” by Lady Antebellum but its sincerely sent to you from me.

  13. Lim Han Nee on Jul 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    The pictures of your dream home and place of retreat are so peaceful and beautiful. It also makes me think of words from a poem by Robert Frost:
    ‘The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep
    And miles to go before I sleep…’
    Dear Rinpoche, this is my heartfelt response to your most poignant and heartwarming words.
    ‘Our Lama’s heart bleeds
    Not for the loneliness
    Nor the yearning of a dream unfulfilled,
    No, It is the anguish of a heart in torment
    At the vision of His students
    In our flip-flop dalliance with the precious Dharma
    And our broken vows and broken samaya.
    He sees the plot and drama of our lives
    Play out amidst samsara’s illusion and deceit.
    He sees this golden opportunity of a meaningful life
    Lived lovingly in Dharma and with Guru Devotion.
    Such a life that must surely lead to happiness
    That comes through love and cherishing of mother beings.
    But…alas..He sees this golden opportunity
    Slip through our fingers……..
    In pain, He sees us wreck our hopes for happiness,
    As we clutch at samsara’s appearance of ‘Wonderland’.
    Then, suddenly,in the midst of out distractions,
    He sees the fearful Lord of Death issue his summons!
    Thereafter, He sees us plunged yet again
    Into the whirlpool, the hell-pits of samsara
    To play out our sufferings yet again
    In eons of uncontrolled miserable rebirths.
    Dare we hope that we may then look up and, once again,
    Behold the face of our precious beloved Lama?
    This King of Dharma,
    Who out of unique great compassion,
    Has come to us
    From innumerable lifetimes across samsara
    To tame our unruly minds
    And set us free.
    Dare we falter now?
    Dare we fail our Lama?’

  14. yew seng on Jul 22, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Rinpoche, I’ve learnt from this article, that , even with your loneliness and longings Rinpoche didin’t wait for the perfect condition to do your ‘dharma practice’. And because of your ‘dharma practice’ ,regardless of location and place you were at, Kechara House with it’s many departments were born , which will benefit countless people. In one of Rinpoche’s earlier talks, Rinpoche warned us about individualizing our problems. Maybe that includes individualizing our conditions as well ? It made me think just for a while , where I was . I’m in samara , not in paradise. ( although sometimes when times are good I do feel like it for a while ). Samara with all its sentient beings, sufferings and karma all jumbled up, what can we expect from being here ? Can I wait for all my difficulties to go away before I do dharma practice ? Can I wait till I have this material facility first and this condition fulfilled first before I take my dharma practice more seriously ? Do I need certain conditions to be met first before being kind to people ?

  15. adelynlim on Jul 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Dear Firefly,
    Attachment is when u want something and what His Eminence is saying is only a wish but Rinpoche also knows that His Guru’s wishes for Him come first and that is why this is only His wishful thoughts, not necessary to act on. However, we, being Rinpoche’s students trying to practise Guru Devotion should do our level best within our means and power to give our Guru some form of comfort and peace of mind for His Eminence’s own practice.
    I for one, wish my Guru to achieve enlightenment definitely, however, I also wish His Eminence long life because we need His Guidance too. Catch 22 ain’t it?

  16. yew leong on Jul 22, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    After reading the article, I feel that Guru devotion is like a patient’s trust in the doctor. As doctors , we face difficulty to treat patients who question the doctor’s diagnosis, mode of treatment even explicit explanations have been given. Some patient who are “educated” try to modify the doctors treatment by choosing his own medications that he thinks is right and not follwowing the exact prescriptions given. Some patients start having doubts of the doctor’s qualification when meeting a young-looking doctor. I feel that the patient-doctor rapport is very similar to guru-disciple relationship. The main fifference is doctors charge consultation fees , but GURU advice is free of charge. of course, as there are bogus doctors around, we cannot blame the patient for checking the background of the doctor. Hence, I realise that after one has done enough “investigations” and decided to see the doctor, he should follow the doctors advice and management. Although the treatment prescribed may be different from another doctor, one should understand that the doctor always tailor to the individual needs with the ultimate aim of curing the diseased. Therefore, the patient should not confuse himself by comparing. By seeing as many patients as we can, we gain more experience and become a better healer. So, by helping more people/ sentient beings, we cultivate more Bodhicitta before we become Buddha to liberate all from sufferings. We thank Rinpoche for his sacrifice by coming to teach in Malaysia. We wish to learn the spirit and total committment of Rinpoche along the path of dharma.

  17. firefly on Jul 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    oh i do think i will get fired hard at for saying this but isn’t this like a huge attachment? We are always taught in Buddhism that the important thing that truly brings happiness and peace comes from inside, not outside.
    anyway, i love nature very much too and am very attached to it… hee hee…

  18. ngeowchin on Jul 22, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    What a sweet, touching and beautiful way to teach us the essence of Guru devotion which is to overcome one’s self cherishing.
    By taking on the role of a disciple, Rinpoche is showing us how, as his students , we should think in the same logical manner. Rinpoche brought himself to our level to encourage us to overcome the same emotions he shares with us too with regard to personal likes and dislikes.
    The advice is so clear, on the operating table , it do us no good to argue or doubt the surgeon we have chosen.
    May we never be without our Lama and Guru who can protect and guide us in this and future lives.

  19. yoke fui on Jul 22, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Rinpoche’s wish is simple…just a house in the mountains next to a river. It’s not difficult to fulfill; he could have realized it had he not followed his Guru’s instruction.
    Rinpoche shows us the real practice of guru devotion – doing what your Guru asks you to do even though it’s really against your own wish.
    There’s no need to say anymore…
    May I have the strength to persevere on the Path.
    May my Guru not feel lonely anymore.
    May your students show results that you wish for them.

  20. Josh Akers on Jul 22, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Just think… If even ONE of us quits monkeying around and attempt’s to gain Rinpoche’s level of Dharma knowledge… We could send him off to a wonderful peaceful ‘retirement’. I must say no-one in the world could replace Rinpoche, though, for me.

  21. Josh Akers on Jul 22, 2010 at 8:30 am

    When you do what is asked of you (by Rinpoche), You have- because of that action alone, committed more than enough time and resources to build a ladrang by the river for your Dharma instructor or Guru or Spiritual friend.
    With Dharma Love,
    -Josh Akers

  22. Shirley Tan on Jul 21, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    There are no more words, only deeds left to show.
    There is no more running, hiding or denying
    As the truth has already been shown
    Many numerous times to us all
    Those who believe will go all the way
    Will never be left behind
    Those who trust in YOU
    Will become the Light onto themselves
    But those who don’t
    Sad to say
    Will have to bear their own consequence
    We are so foolish to waste our lives away
    We are so silly to think
    That better pastures lie beyond
    Our Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
    How many more years do we have at hand?
    Will we always be this fortunate?
    Perhaps never again.
    Thank you for sharing this deeply moving and painfully honest post, Rinpoche.

  23. David Lai on Jul 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I finally was able to read this entire post and I do relate to your sense of longing because Rinpoche has often candidly shared with me what Rinpoche feels. I do remember the many stories that Rinpoche told of childhood cycling to a creek to do hours and hours of meditation amidst a similar setting. I loved those stories because I could tell that Rinpoche really enjoyed those times although it was a long time ago.
    Rinpoche’s story do remind some of us ungrateful students what Rinpoche has to put up to establish the Dharma here in Malaysia. There are times, we….well I do take Rinpoche for granted for Rinpoche’s protective presence here with us. Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post that reveals Rinpoche’s longings and burdens. I realise how steadfast Rinpoche is in upholding the commitments with your Guru. The commitment is not a commitment, it seemed to have become a part of Rinpoche and is not a separate wish. I find that truly inspiring and hope to be part of that commitment in some way.
    I do hope with KWPC, Rinpoche’s dream would be realised and the rest of Rinpoche’s life could be spent at last in the house of Rinpoche’s dream. It would be any student’s honour to assist Rinpoche towards having that dream realised.

  24. weeliang on Jul 21, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I am very glad for your strength and guru devotion. If it wasn’t for you choosing the path of coming to Malaysia and doing the great things you have done and are doing, I wouldn’t have known what to do or what would have happened to me at times of trouble. I deeply appreciate your teachings and how you teach from the dharma and your vast experience.
    I do not have the ability or the resources right now. But when the day comes and i stand on both my feet again, it would be my honour to build a Ladrang by the river for your practice. Until then, i will pray more and do my very best to practice dharma as you have taught.
    With much love and respect,
    Wee Liang

  25. benji on Jul 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Although i am not a disciple, i highly respect Rinpoche; for his teachings have benefitted me immensely! In fact, Rinpoche has helped me to become a happier Dharmafarer in my own lineage of practice. Such a WONDERFUL TEACHER is RARE! Please APPRECIATE RINPOCHE and always make him HAPPY! ‘Kamsia Che-che’ Rinpoche!

  26. mima on Jul 21, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Oh Thank you so much Rinpoche. Thank you so much for your patience with us. All your blog is full of lessons..A deep deep feeling awaken inside me as I read Rinpoche blog and especially in this passage.
    “… Nothing much can be said to them for fear of always offending them, as they don’t have the knowledge to form the basis to realize what is going on. So when they don’t have the knowledge as a basis to explain more, you don’t explain more and wait patiently for a future time when they can understand. But unfortunately when they do finally understand, they have already trapped themselves in bills, commitments, offsprings, depressions, or tough habituations. Somehow most of the time I know that, I don’t give up, but not much can be done. I just watch with sadness and tears…”.
    When we are in resistance, there is no space in us to plant the dharma seed that could grow in us. We are so full of ourselves that there is no room in which to place what Rinpoche has to offer, no space to take it in , as much as Rinpoche might loves us and appreciates us. I see Rinpoche as a role model. Rinpoche gives us so many tools and practices to work with but if we are not using them, we are wasting our time and especially Rinpoche’s precious time.
    We can also put our resistance, our irritation, our time concerns and our victim position aside and serve the other with kindness and generosity.
    Rinpoche is so patient with us and full of compassion towards us.
    Let’s “shaping up”, to do everything in our ability including being ruthlessly self-honest and showing our gratitude and taking our responsibility with the out most of seriousness as Rinpoche does all the time, non stop, day and night in every way.

  27. Hee Peng on Jul 21, 2010 at 11:42 am

    After reading the above posting, I can’t help but having this guilty feeling of being one of the contributing factors of causing so much pains and sufferings to Rinpoche as I see myself as one in the category of “instabilities, unstable people, unreliable people, and ungrateful people”.
    If not because of Rinpoche’s strong guru devotion to Lati Rinpoche and Rinpoche’s relentless efforts in spreading dharma at all costs, beings like me would not have the second chance to tap into H.E. dharma teachings, words of wisdom, and his dharma works.
    I not sure how, but I sincerely hope that in near future I would be at full service to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and Kechara House in whatever dharma works or duties in realising Rincoche’s vision of KWPC.

  28. Josh Akers on Jul 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Perhaps Lati Rinpoche was fulfilling your wishes after all. If Lati Rinpoche had not asked you to teach… Certainly you would have ended up in the mountains, but, what if you could not stay there for some unknown/unforseen reason like a disease? Maybe he saved you from a worse fate in the long term.
    He must know how much you enjoy mountains. Perhaps it’s just taking longer than you hoped to go, due to Lati Rinpoche thinking on a long term time scale. You think you have been asked to walk down a demanding teaching path, when in reality, you are going to be a mountain man for the next 100xxx lifetimes and you will be known as the Mountain-Lake House Buddha, in the future! What if Lati Rinpoche knew he was actually putting you on the fastest route to get there?
    If Lati Rinpoche knew, at that moment he asked you to teach, that mountains and a lake were actually the best/fastest ‘road’ for you to take, wouldn’t he have asked you to go into the mountains?
    That sounds logical to me, Your Eminence.
    Thank you for sharing, with us, your secret Mountan-Lake man wishes.
    With Dharma love,
    PS: I know how annoying I can/have been a few times, sorry. I am saying this on my own, I am not saying this because I think you have ever disliked me.
    -Josh Akers

  29. Bei Dawei on Jul 21, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I do sympathize. I have always been drawn to snow mountains (not so much lakes), despite growing up in Texas, where there are no real mountains to speak of. I also dreamed of Tibetan-style temples / monasteries, which I never encountered until my twenties, when I was fortunate enough to travel across Asia (including Tibet and the Himalayas) during a sort of Wanderjahr. Living in Taiwan, I do miss these, but I am fortunate enough to have a wife and career here. (We honeymooned in Kashmir / Ladakh, by the way!)
    Have you considered taking a few months for a vacation / retreat? This seems like a reasonable compromise that might help you avoid either disobeying your guru (Vajrayogini forbid!), or suppressing your deep-seated longings for the sake of a “mission” which seems unlikely ever to actually be finished. (That way lies frustration and depression.) You might even make this an annual practice (and there is ample Buddhist precedent, e.g. the rains retreat). Some find taking some time off actually to improve their effectiveness, after their return to work.
    Have you ever visited Xinjiang? I wonder if you might not be dimly recalling photos of it. “Heaven Lake” (Tianchi, in the Tianshan range east of Urumqi) is the famous one, but Buston Hu in Bayangoling (the Mongolian autonomous region near Korla and Karashahr) is another possibility. (Is your mother’s family from that region, or from one of the Oirat areas in the Altai, or near Ili?) Of course, there are also lakes like this all over Tibet and the Himalayas, and this fantasized image of yours could just as easily have generic Tibetan associations.

  30. Andrew James Boon on Jul 21, 2010 at 8:20 am

    How truly blessed and extremely fortunate we all are that Rinpoche in his ever compassionate nature forsakes his own desires, wants and longing just to benefit others. His absolute trust in and devotion to his guru is exemplifying.
    Why does Rinpoche need even heartwarmingly voice what he wants to us? Does he not truly deserve this home by the lake in the hills? Absolutely SO! But instead, we give Rinpoche our endless valleys of petty complaints, long rivers of laziness, huge mountain of excuses and vast plains of ungratefullness.
    Even with the jaded landscape we paint before him, he is steadfast in his motivation to help us. Time to get off our big fat behinds and pull at least our own weight because when we each do just that and with an open heart the burden upon one single person is less and we can in unison lift greater weights. Reminds me of a beautiful quote to ponder on:
    It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. – Mother Teresa
    Thank you Rinpoche from the bottom of my heart and may I humbly offer to help carry the many bricks that will be needed to build your dream home!

  31. John Colquhoun on Jul 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    It seems to me that if Rinpoche is to get his home in the hills that he so richly deserves, we as his students must put into practice what he teaches us with the minimum of fuss and without excuses. Not to use Rinpoche like a mother cleaning up after her grown children, never learning to pick up after ourselves.
    I can’t begin to imagine the frustration that comes about from seeing people not follow your advice and then knowing what the aftermath will be, (I get a little of this with my work when i advise customers on their air con or fridge systems, I tell them filters need cleaning and things servicing, all they see is the cost, and then later on because they have neglected things, motors burn out and stock is lost, and this is just material things…) I would get very jaded and cynical and think to myself why bother?
    How lucky we are to have Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to guide us and not give up on us even when he becomes tired and would prefer to be doing something else, we must hold up our end of the bargain and repay his kindness with action.

  32. martin on Jul 20, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Rinpoche has set aside just about all of His personal wants and desires and it is heart wrenching to read about and feel His longings. The heavy feeling i have in my heart now is something i pray will always remain in me, to remind me of the lessons behind Rinpoche’s sharing, and to motivate to to more.
    I was and still am, one of those who are “trapped” and if it weren’t for the sacrifices of Rinpoche, i would not have this opportunity to learn, practice, liberate myself, and feel the peace bought off Rinpoche’s selflessness. For that i shall forever be grateful.
    I hope that one day soon i may be of real use to Rinpoche’s mission and in that way, bring some joy to Him.
    For now i can only say “Thank You”.

  33. Sharon Saw on Jul 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I remember about five years ago, I heard Rinpoche say that Rinpoche really hated teaching. I was very surprised because Rinpoche was so good at it, and Rinpoche said that just because he didn’t like it, it did not mean that he couldn’t do it well. What a lesson for all of us. We are always so selective about what we are doing and usually choose what we like to do.
    The first time I really had even a glimpse of what Rinpoche goes through was 3 years ago in 2007, when a small group of us went to Gaden Shartse Monastery for a few days. For a few days, we lived in the monastery. For a few days, we woke to monks walking outside our window, chattering joyfully. For a few days, we saw the monks engage in pujas and debates. It was really an idyllic time.
    When our short stay ended, we came back to Kuala Lumpur and straight into the first land blessing at TKL (now known as KWPC). As soon as i saw Rinpoche, i immediately felt that Rinpoche was so alone here in Malaysia, among strangers in a strange land. Here, there are no fellow sangha for him to talk to, to discuss with, to laugh with. There are no peers and no masters. Instead, he has mostly monster students who have been brought up where there is no mass Buddhist consciousness. Thank goodness Rinpoche does have some good people who are supporting Rinpoche’s vision. But as Rinpoche says, Rinpoche needs more!
    Anyway, that time at TKL, i was very moved by Rinpoche’s sacrifice – Rinpoche has literally given up everything – his comfort, his community, his aspirations, to be here in Malaysia to teach us. It is his total love without agenda that keeps Rinpoche here everyday.
    I am sure Rinpoche did not hitchhike across America and then fly to India and suffer years of starvation in order to come to Malaysia and teach. I’m sure that did not feature in his plans at all. All Rinpoche wanted to do was to stay in Gaden Monastery and do his retreats. Or retreat in the hills as Rinpoche says in this blog post. That was his wish since young.
    While we may empathise with Rinpoche, admire Rinpoche’s sacrifices and even shed tears for Rinpoche’s compassion, the best thing we can do to express gratitude is to transform ourselves according to Rinpoche’s teachings and to help Rinpoche fulfil his vision – by us doing what we have committed to, by us making our minds stable and by trusting Rinpoche so that he can help us and many others.

  34. Datuk May Phng on Jul 20, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    There are so many lessons to be learnt in Rinpoche’s sharing. I have learnt that in order to rid ourselves of our ego is to do what we do not want to do as long as our actions benefit others.
    Commitments are always to be fulfilled, even at the cost of sacrifices.
    Guru devotion is of great importance and to always trust our Guru.
    Living our lives to satisfy our own desires will not gain us any attainments, but living with the purpose to benefit others will create merits for attainments.
    We should be grateful that in this life we have the merits to gain Dharma knowledge, practise it and hope for a good rebirth.
    Benefiting others will create happiness for ourselves.
    I will forever be grateful to Rinpoche for all that Rinpoche has taught me and my heart breaks to know of how much Rinpoche has sacrificed in order to have all of us win.
    Thank you, Rinpoche

  35. Paris on Jul 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    These pictures are stunning but more inspiring and important than that is Rinpoche’s heartfelt message and sharing of what it means to follow our teacher’s instructions and enlightened methods. I remember Rinpoche advising us many times that spiritual practice is about doing the things that we DON’T like doing – that is where we grow and develop and gain new skills that will bring us further in our spiritual path.
    Rinpoche’s entire life has been a perfect example of how one person can make such a phenomenal difference in the lives of thousands, simply by having so much faith and commitment to his teacher’s advice… even if it was not something he wanted to do at all.
    I remember Rinpoche also saying that even if he doesn’t like to do something, he will still do it 150%, perfectly and to the best of his ability if it can help someone else. So if you watched him and saw him doing something, you would never be able to tell that he was unhappy doing it, or didn’t want to do it, or was having difficulty. Rinpoche would never, ever reveal that he is unhappy doing something because, as he has told us many times, that is besides the point. “I am one, but others are many” he has repeated often, so showing that he is unhappy, sad or dislikes what he is doing does not contribute or help to others.
    Imagine if all of us could manage to do that – what a difference it would make to the world if everyone just stopped thinking merely about their own likes or dislikes, and focused purely on what needed to be done for others. We’d each be about to reach so many, many, many more that way!

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  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 21. 2019 11:11 AM
    As I reread this, I find that even though the suggested 10 points are seemingly different but the undertone is the same; specifically about dealing with social ills or unjust. The key is to reduce the “I” in all situation, thus, narrowing the divide and we will be able to see and feel what others are feeling. In turn, this leads to less judgement, less condescending, less self-imagery but more empathy and more acceptance. Speaking up with well research facts is certainly one of the best ways to deal with social ills and unjust situation.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/ten-counterproductive-behaviors-of-well-intentioned-people.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 21. 2019 10:39 AM

    Thank you, Rinpoche and writing team for this article. I find Gandhi’s eventful life an interesting read. Never realised that his 21 years in South Africa set the foundation to Gandhi’s nationalist and activist reputation. The greatest achievement of Mahatma Ghandhi is gaining independence for India without violence. He pushed for swaraj (self-government) and peaceful transfer of power from the British colonial to the Indian congress. It was a success for mankind as Mahatma Gandhi achieved these before he was assassinated.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/mahatma-gandhi-the-great-soul.html
  • Chris
    Monday, Jan 21. 2019 08:53 AM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing with us all these beautiful statues around the world. It is not surprising that most of the large Buddha statues are Buddha statues. In Buddhism, we know the benefits of large Buddha statues and we appreciate large Buddha statues. A large Buddha statue is very beneficial to everyone and anything that is around that area.

    The larger the Buddha statue, the more beneficial it is to its surroundings. In history, large Buddha statues are erected to calm the land or to bless the environment and the beings around. Many Buddha statues are erected in places that are prone to natural disasters or accidents. An example will the Leshan Buddha which was intentionally created to calm the turbulent waters of the river in front of it.

    After the Buddha statue was completed, the waters of the river did become calmer and it is much safer for the boats that sail along the river. This is just one of the many benefits of large Buddha statues.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/grand-statues-around-the-world
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Jan 21. 2019 03:29 AM
    Most of us are very afraid or scared if we see the ghosts because we don’t know what to expect. We are afraid that they might harm us or disturb us. However, Buddha Shakyamuni taught us not to be afraid of them because being born as a ghost or spirit, it is actually a great suffering. We should generate compassion for them.

    We take rebirth as a spirit or ghost due to our miserliness and anger. As a spirit, we will suffer from hunger, thirst, loneliness and tremendous cold and heat. We can also experience these when we are in human form, we should know how much pain it is to be in that state. Imagine if we have to live like this every day for hundreds or maybe thousands of years? Therefore, it is very important for us to cut the miserliness and also the anger.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/helping-ghosts-and-others-through-mantras
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  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Jan 21. 2019 03:04 AM
    Shantideva was born a wealthy prince. However, he gave up material wealth to join the monastery to become a monk. He was an extraordinary scholar, monk and philosopher. He is considered as one of the 84 Mahasiddhas. When Shantideva was in the monastery, he was not liked as he was not seen studying nor participating in the curriculum. But later, his delivery of the teaching of “The Way of the Bodhisattva” had showed him to be very learned to the surprise of his detractors.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/kick-shantideva-out
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  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Jan 21. 2019 02:53 AM
    Have you seen this unique depiction of Vajrayogini before? She is depicted with her holding her own severed head. This form of Vajrayogini is called Ucheyma. The practice of this form of Vajrayogini helps us to cut the root of our sufferings from the source, it is a lineage originated from the Panchen Lama. We are not allowed to do her practice or recite her mantra without the initiation. However, we can keep her image for us to create the cause to be able to receive her teaching in the future.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/why-does-vajra-yogini-remove-her-own-head
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  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jan 20. 2019 09:33 PM
    We are very fortunate to be able to watch these precious video of Dorje Shugden taking trance when Rinpoche was in the monastery and hotel. That shows how close the relationship of Rinpoche with Dorje Shugden. Taking trance in Tibetan Buddhism is very different from what we normally see in the Taoism lineage. An oracle is a sangha member who are specially trained otherwise the holy beings are not able to enter the oracle. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this precious footage to all of us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/never-seen-before-footage-of-dorje-shugden-oracles.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 20. 2019 07:38 PM
    Been a multi-racial country freedom of religion is enshrined in the Malaysian Constitution. Its not surprised to see so many beautiful Buddhist or Indian statues been built in Malaysia. Just in Malaysia we have six incredibly stunning Big Buddha Statues which is truly amazing. I have visited most of those Big statues except Wat Machimmaran, in Kelantan. Heard of the beauty of the “Sitting Buddha” which is the largest Buddha statue in a seated posture within South-East Asia. Wish I could visit this beautiful statue one day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/6-incredibl-stunning-big-buddha-statues-in-malaysia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 20. 2019 07:36 PM
    Great to know the many benefit of Shize’s practice. Shize is no other than Manjushri, emanating to specifically heal our sicknesses, clearing obstacles which enables us to gain realizations and to practice Dharma. Shize’s practice also helps us to calm disharmony situation down and to find peaceful resolutions where there is an argument . This practice has so much other benefits as well.
    Thank you Rinpoche and the writers team for this wonderful article. May it continue to benefit more and more people now and in future.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/shize-a-practice-for-healing-and-long-life.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 20. 2019 07:35 PM
    Tengboche Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community in the Khumbu valley of eastern Nepal. Wow….It is the largest monasteries in Everest region located at an altitude of 3,867 metres (12,687 ft), As a leading Buddhist centre of spirituality and pilgrims in the Himalayan area, half way to Everest Base Camp trek, the monastery has become a house name to trekkers and climbers to Everest Base Camp. Combine that with the history , rich culture, and unspoilt traditions of the indigenous Himalayan mountain people has attracted thousands of visitors yearly there. With the colourful Mani Rimdu festival, which is a culmination of Buddhist celebrations with religious gathering, songs have attracted tourist as well to Tengboche Monastery every October. I do wish to visit this beautiful monastery with a rich history someday. Beautiful pictures shared and interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/tengboche-monastery-nepal.html
  • Chris
    Sunday, Jan 20. 2019 03:03 AM

    Thank you, Rinpoche for constantly thinking about ways to let us collect more merits in a short amount of time. Rinpoche is so kind to have placed numerous 9ft outdoor Buddha statues around Kechara Forest Retreat for us to circumambulate daily and collect merits. On top of that, Rinpoche also made mantra stones which can be invited from Naropa’s Cave to offer up to their favourite Buddha and placed them around or near the Buddha statue in Kechara Forest Retreat.

    When more people offer mantra stones around a particular Buddha statue, when we circumambulate, it will be more effective. Why? Because each mantra stone represents the Buddha himself because the mantra is the manifestation of Buddha in the sound form. Hence, if the mantra stones are piling up around the statue and we go and circumambulate around the statue, it will be very powerful.

    The whole place will be very powerful and we can get tons of merits and the person who offered the mantra stone will get tons of merits too! This is just one of the many ways that Rinpoche constantly coming up for us to earn merits in a short but effective way. Thank you, Rinpoche for kindness and compassion.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/underwater-mantra-stone-blessings
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Jan 20. 2019 12:55 AM
    Freda Bedi was the first Western woman who took ordination in Tibetan Buddhism. She was ordained by the 16th Karmapa in Sikkim. She was quite involved in the Tibetan community when the Tibetans first arrived in India in 1959. At that time, Nehru had asked her to help the Tibetans and she was in charge of the Social Welfare Board.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/freda-bedi
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Jan 20. 2019 12:43 AM
    Why is it important to read the biography of a high lama? Many high lamas have faced downfalls, plots, hatred and backstabbing in their lives. How they deal with them are inspiring and it gives us hopes. We can learn from them how to still be kind and compassionate even though we may be hurt.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-group-finished-reading-the-autobiography-of-h-h-kyabje-trijang-rinpoche
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Jan 20. 2019 12:04 AM
    Did you know there is a beautiful forest recreational park in Bukit Tinggi, Bentong called Lentang Forest Recreational Park? There are many tall old trees and scattered boulders in this forest reserve, it even has a look for the Jurassic Park in its more isolated areas. It is a very popular recreational choice for visitors on weekends.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/lentang-forest-recreational-park-pahang-state
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  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 19. 2019 09:53 PM
    It is so important to support sangha members. Without them we would not have the opportunity to learn dharma and it continue to degenerate. Sangha members are the one who focus full time into dharma and making sure to spread and benefit all sentient beings. Therefore, we should appreciate their kind effort and support them.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/we-gave-alms-to-the-monks

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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California did the right thing! This news makes me very happy and I hope other states in the US and nations will follow suit. - https://bit.ly/2LXo2tg
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California did the right thing! This news makes me very happy and I hope other states in the US and nations will follow suit. - https://bit.ly/2LXo2tg
The extraordinary life of Lady Lhalu- https://bit.ly/2FbkIdj
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The extraordinary life of Lady Lhalu- https://bit.ly/2FbkIdj
So many beautiful flowers....There are more on the others side too. I have offered them to the Buddhas...
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So many beautiful flowers....There are more on the others side too. I have offered them to the Buddhas...
Lovely mini statues perfect for small apartments, your work desk or any space. Vajra Yogini who leads you to Kechara Paradise. Manjushri who confirms great wisdom and realizations. Dorje Shugden in his various forms. The perfect trio at around 7.5 inches each. From www.vajrasecrets.com and Kechara\'s Flea market (Naropa\'s Cave).
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Lovely mini statues perfect for small apartments, your work desk or any space. Vajra Yogini who leads you to Kechara Paradise. Manjushri who confirms great wisdom and realizations. Dorje Shugden in his various forms. The perfect trio at around 7.5 inches each. From http://www.vajrasecrets.com and Kechara's Flea market (Naropa's Cave).
Click on picture and read and do share with others. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on picture and read and do share with others. Tsem Rinpoche
Why bigger Buddha statues are more beneficial | 为何佛像越大、越多越好find out here- https://bit.ly/2FauD2M
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Why bigger Buddha statues are more beneficial | 为何佛像越大、越多越好find out here- https://bit.ly/2FauD2M
CUTE ATTACK!-

Oser girl loves the balcony so much. She is so cute! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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CUTE ATTACK!- Oser girl loves the balcony so much. She is so cute! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
Please click on photo and read this one in two languages.
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Please click on photo and read this one in two languages.
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As long as a sentient being perceives a non-existent ‘I’ and abides within the state of its resultant projections, both subtle and gross karma will be accumulated even if one is just sitting still and doing nothing.~Tsem Rinpoche 



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. As long as a sentient being perceives a non-existent ‘I’ and abides within the state of its resultant projections, both subtle and gross karma will be accumulated even if one is just sitting still and doing nothing.~Tsem Rinpoche .
Father Spends Quality Time With His Son. See what they do.- https://bit.ly/2Ax5ICN
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Father Spends Quality Time With His Son. See what they do.- https://bit.ly/2Ax5ICN
Liang Jing who found a wonderful organic hat to block out the sun! Liang Jiang is such a polite, well-mannered, easy going young adult who just cooperates with everything you ask him to help with. He is a delightful young person and he helps his dad maintain our organic vegetable patch on Kechara Forest Retreat land in Bentong, Malaysia.
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Liang Jing who found a wonderful organic hat to block out the sun! Liang Jiang is such a polite, well-mannered, easy going young adult who just cooperates with everything you ask him to help with. He is a delightful young person and he helps his dad maintain our organic vegetable patch on Kechara Forest Retreat land in Bentong, Malaysia.
Great father and son team at Kechara Forest Retreat harvesting vegetables.
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Great father and son team at Kechara Forest Retreat harvesting vegetables.
Cute little He Wei working with his dad putting Dorje Shugden mantra stones on the grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat. He is very energetic. Tsem Rinpoche
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Cute little He Wei working with his dad putting Dorje Shugden mantra stones on the grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat. He is very energetic. Tsem Rinpoche
See what 560 monks in Langmu Monastery are doing | 美丽的朗木赛赤寺与560名寺僧 - https://bit.ly/2VtSIqo
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See what 560 monks in Langmu Monastery are doing | 美丽的朗木赛赤寺与560名寺僧 - https://bit.ly/2VtSIqo
Meaning Behind the Fasting Buddha Statue- https://bit.ly/2s7Oh79
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Meaning Behind the Fasting Buddha Statue- https://bit.ly/2s7Oh79
See video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53GTR-Kya0&feature=youtu.be


您有没有想过如何用自己有限的预算来供养大佛像?

看看Julia和大家分享她所制造将要来到克切拉禅修林的9尺多杰雄登佛像的经验。你将学会如何将 放进这大佛像里面来累积无休止的功德给您自己和身边的人。

欢迎你来PJ的克切拉佛教中心或文冬的克切拉禅修林做你的供养货上网 
https://www.vajrasecrets.com/9ft-dorje-shugden-statue-insertion-fund
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See video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53GTR-Kya0&feature=youtu.be 您有没有想过如何用自己有限的预算来供养大佛像? 看看Julia和大家分享她所制造将要来到克切拉禅修林的9尺多杰雄登佛像的经验。你将学会如何将 放进这大佛像里面来累积无休止的功德给您自己和身边的人。 欢迎你来PJ的克切拉佛教中心或文冬的克切拉禅修林做你的供养货上网 https://www.vajrasecrets.com/9ft-dorje-shugden-statue-insertion-fund
11 Frightening & Unusual paranormal stories- https://bit.ly/2LQ7zGV
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11 Frightening & Unusual paranormal stories- https://bit.ly/2LQ7zGV
Respected lamas of any devoted students will have two stupas for their remains. One stupa inside the ladrang of the lama and one stupa outside for the public to worship and do kora. By keeping the remains of the lama\'s previous lives in stupas, and making offerings, generates the merits for the current incarnation and future incarnations of the lama to be able to do more dharma work to benefit others. 

Here is a beautiful indoor stupa to a lama in Tibet. It is up to the strength of the devotion of the students to create such stupas in respect and dedication of their lama\'s previous incarnation(s). TR
3 weeks ago
Respected lamas of any devoted students will have two stupas for their remains. One stupa inside the ladrang of the lama and one stupa outside for the public to worship and do kora. By keeping the remains of the lama's previous lives in stupas, and making offerings, generates the merits for the current incarnation and future incarnations of the lama to be able to do more dharma work to benefit others. Here is a beautiful indoor stupa to a lama in Tibet. It is up to the strength of the devotion of the students to create such stupas in respect and dedication of their lama's previous incarnation(s). TR
The Phenomena of Oracles among various cultures. Very interesting- https://bit.ly/2s3vTfF
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The Phenomena of Oracles among various cultures. Very interesting- https://bit.ly/2s3vTfF
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in Heruka Tantric dress
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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in Heruka Tantric dress
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in front of the bodhi tree in Bodhgaya. The bodhi tree Lord Buddha sat under and became enlightened. Tsem Rinpoche
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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in front of the bodhi tree in Bodhgaya. The bodhi tree Lord Buddha sat under and became enlightened. Tsem Rinpoche
When you don\'t have sangha/centre to bless your Buddha images, here\'s how you can do it yourself- https://bit.ly/2TmtJn2
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When you don't have sangha/centre to bless your Buddha images, here's how you can do it yourself- https://bit.ly/2TmtJn2
Lovely people who are so faithful and interested in Dorje Shugden when they visited us. They understand the benefits and embrace the practice. I wish them well, happiness, peace and spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Lovely people who are so faithful and interested in Dorje Shugden when they visited us. They understand the benefits and embrace the practice. I wish them well, happiness, peace and spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Plse take a peek at this one. Cute and interesting. Don\'t miss it: 




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmC4fYVePms





TR
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Dear everyone, Plse take a peek at this one. Cute and interesting. Don't miss it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmC4fYVePms TR
One of my favorite sci-fi movies when growing up as a kid.  It was a B-movie, but somehow it worked & I liked it. :)
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One of my favorite sci-fi movies when growing up as a kid. It was a B-movie, but somehow it worked & I liked it. :)
Doing Dharma work and a powerful motivation: https://bit.ly/2EXfeTh
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Doing Dharma work and a powerful motivation: https://bit.ly/2EXfeTh
Another piece of beautiful artwork for you to enjoy-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Another piece of beautiful artwork for you to enjoy-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
A beautiful Tsunami memorial in Sri Lanka. Such a placid and calm place. A must see- https://bit.ly/2QSV1Vf
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A beautiful Tsunami memorial in Sri Lanka. Such a placid and calm place. A must see- https://bit.ly/2QSV1Vf
A touching and moving hug- https://bit.ly/2Q5PtBv
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A touching and moving hug- https://bit.ly/2Q5PtBv
The Reputation of Brave Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin- https://bit.ly/2RhoWpr
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The Reputation of Brave Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin- https://bit.ly/2RhoWpr
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche the compassionate vidyadhara and yogi. He always manifest wrathful energy on the outside, but on the inside he is filled with compassion. Tsem Rinpoche
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche the compassionate vidyadhara and yogi. He always manifest wrathful energy on the outside, but on the inside he is filled with compassion. Tsem Rinpoche
Please see more beautiful pictures of this huge golden outdoor Tsongkapa overlooking mountain ranges Xiaqiong (Jakhyung) Monastery, Qinghai, Tibet- Click here- https://bit.ly/2GGw1Mh
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Please see more beautiful pictures of this huge golden outdoor Tsongkapa overlooking mountain ranges Xiaqiong (Jakhyung) Monastery, Qinghai, Tibet- Click here- https://bit.ly/2GGw1Mh
The Magnificent Standing Dorje Shugden -

High resolution download-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Magnificent Standing Dorje Shugden - High resolution download-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
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The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials.

KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action.

Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
1 month ago
Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials. KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action. Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
1 month ago
Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
Stunning!!!
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Stunning!!!
If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it\'s simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
1 month ago
If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it's simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
1 month ago
Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
1 month ago
Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia \'fell\'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
1 month ago
The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia 'fell'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
1 month ago
Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- 
 https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
1 month ago
The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
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://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
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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://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
Nice to see Blog Chat going on
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Nice to see Blog Chat going on
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
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    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    2 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
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    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
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    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
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    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    3 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
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    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
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    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    Neat little video
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Promoting Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Today Louise is guiding KISG to promote Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Today Louise is guiding KISG to promote Dorje Shugden at Kuil Siva Sri Subramaniam at Gopeng, Perak. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Thank you very much to this group of Sunway University students for assisting us with #food #surplus pick up & food surplus #distribution yesterday. If you wish to be a part of this activity, kindly WHATSAPP to 010-3333 260 for further inquiries and booking. Thank you in advance. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you very much to this group of Sunway University students for assisting us with #food #surplus pick up & food surplus #distribution yesterday. If you wish to be a part of this activity, kindly WHATSAPP to 010-3333 260 for further inquiries and booking. Thank you in advance. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Breathing meditation is done before the start of the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Breathing meditation is done before the start of the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Nice picture of teacher Victoria with students during the 2017 Lantern Festival Charity dinner. Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice picture of teacher Victoria with students during the 2017 Lantern Festival Charity dinner. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS Halloween 2017 held in Kechara Oasis. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS Halloween 2017 held in Kechara Oasis. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad parents & students join the monthly animal liberation before the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad parents & students join the monthly animal liberation before the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Egg sandwich class- Students have opportunity I learn and make their own breakfast. Lin Mun KSDS
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Egg sandwich class- Students have opportunity I learn and make their own breakfast. Lin Mun KSDS
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“Food is the only thing that I have been longing for” - a single mother of two who currently living in Kuala Lumpur city. She mentioned that getting surplus food is not a matter of ignorance but a matter of not being able to afford “fresh” food. This is because when it comes to distributing salary, there are things such as house rental and utility fees that have to come before food. With welfare reforms, benefits being cut and sanctions, this marginalised community find themselves looking for a way to get through another day. #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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“Food is the only thing that I have been longing for” - a single mother of two who currently living in Kuala Lumpur city. She mentioned that getting surplus food is not a matter of ignorance but a matter of not being able to afford “fresh” food. This is because when it comes to distributing salary, there are things such as house rental and utility fees that have to come before food. With welfare reforms, benefits being cut and sanctions, this marginalised community find themselves looking for a way to get through another day. #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Big thanks to Chloe Chan, Tracy, and Mun Mun for helping to send monthly food provision to the urban poor families. With busy lives, it can be really hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. Be one of us by registering yourself at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Big thanks to Chloe Chan, Tracy, and Mun Mun for helping to send monthly food provision to the urban poor families. With busy lives, it can be really hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. Be one of us by registering yourself at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Young adults from Sunway College, experiencing awesome, planet saving food from Kechara Oasis, after recycling ~Wai Meng
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Young adults from Sunway College, experiencing awesome, planet saving food from Kechara Oasis, after recycling ~Wai Meng
Andrea received Participation Awards from Pastor Gim Lee. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Andrea received Participation Awards from Pastor Gim Lee. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Julie is very patient to teach and guide the kids to do a good Nagomi Art. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Julie is very patient to teach and guide the kids to do a good Nagomi Art. Alice Tay, KSDS
The young kids of KSDS have completed and showing their artworks happily. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The young kids of KSDS have completed and showing their artworks happily. Alice Tay, KSDS
The champers learned to clean the place in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The champers learned to clean the place in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice Tay, KSDS
Taking refuge to the Three Jewels and prostrate to Guru and Buddha. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Taking refuge to the Three Jewels and prostrate to Guru and Buddha. Alice Tay, KSDS
Wonderful the children sitting in full lotus position and recite mantra together with teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wonderful the children sitting in full lotus position and recite mantra together with teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
DIY toy done by students. Lin Mun KSDS
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DIY toy done by students. Lin Mun KSDS
Children enjoyed the art & craft session during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children enjoyed the art & craft session during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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