They said I wouldn’t make it

Feb 28, 2012 | Views: 1,244

I was associated with another centre which I pulled out of 12 years ago. When I left them, they said I would never make it. I would flop..hehe..I didn’t care they didn’t think I would make it or not, because I am not doing a business. I am practicing dharma. They said I was too American, too direct, too open and didn’t understand Asians. So I didn’t set out to make it but to be a genuine Buddhist …practitioner and if that made ‘enemies’ so be it. I value karma more than face.
Now 12 years down the line I am told I ‘made’ it. If I did ‘make it’, whatever that means, it just shows that I worked extremely hard and the loyal Kecharians who have been with me for years deserve the credit. Some of the people who didn’t believe I would ‘make it’ actually apologized. Sweet of them.

All I know is this, I will bring Buddha’s teachings to thousands. I can never be like HH Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama or Trijang Rinpoche because they are Buddhas. But I am going to be the best I can be and work hard.

Tsem Rinpoche
 

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 15, 2018 at 11:31 am

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

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  2. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 31, 2018 at 2:26 pm

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

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

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

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

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

    Zong Rinpoche and myself

  3. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 9:27 am

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

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

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  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  5. Anne Ong on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Of course Rinpoche and Kechara will make it. We will all make it if we are cooperate and support each other. Rinpoche is my best and truest inspiration in life. Has given me lots more confidence to go all the way with Dharma and social media,and bring more people into dharma. I will always be around Rinpoche and support all the way to spread dharma on social media. Thank you very much Rinpoche for giving us dharma and may Rinpoche live long and healthy to spread dharma._/\_

  6. Lin Mun on Jun 3, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for always reminding us to be persistent in our dharma work and don’t get affected by how others judge us. Everyone has their own perceptions. Importantly is our own motivation and everything we do are based on dharma. Although the path is not easy as we may face many rejection but we have to keep doing and believe in our protector.

  7. patriciasnodgrass on Aug 29, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Dear Rinpoche, your dedication and devotion to Dharma is most inspiring. Thank you for helping to wake up this old fool. <3

  8. patriciasnodgrass on Apr 28, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    I am so grateful for your persistance and your devotion to the dharma. You are truly an inspiration to me an many many others.

  9. Joy on Mar 18, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for being real and for being who you are and I am so glad that Rinpoche is not the typical “monk” or “Lamas” that fits in to a box of preconceived ideas. I know I would probably not have followed Rinpoche if Rinpoche was not loud and “conservative”. I am sorry…and no offence but I am glad my Guru is cool! And the fact that Rinpoche is different from the norm is what makes Rinpoche all the more larger than life, that is what will attract those who will not normally go to temples or spiritual places.

    Rinpoche really blew my mind away when I first met Rinpoche cos yeah I have never seen a “monk” so humorous and some what “b@#$%y”, and it really broke all my preconceived concepts of a quiet mindful “monk” that I’ve ever experienced. Rinpoche sure was mindful, alert, sharp, witty and to me it felt like this is definitely someone NOT “ordinary” and because of this that is why Rinpoche will make an impact!

  10. sockwan on Jun 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Don’t just believe in our dreams, but take action to make it happen, make it a reality. If Rinpoche was just sitting and dreaming, we wouldn’t have Kechara today, we woudn’t have met Dharma. To repay our Guru’s kindness is to spread Dharma to others.

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Without Rinpoche holding on to his guns and determination to do the dharma, many of us would not have any dharma to guide us at all. And so many people would have lived life not knowing any better. Thank you rinpoche.

  12. Seng Aun on Mar 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I have never come across anyone like you. Besides being so compassionate and kind, you are highly intelligent, creative and humorous, and the best Dharma Teacher anyone could hope for.

    At Kechara, you made it so easy, fun and interesting for everyone regardless of age, to learn and practise dharma. Your blog is oozing fun and knowledge, with heart-warming stories, great downloads and dharma practices.

    Keep going, be strong and stay healthy. As you know, the whole of Kechara and your dharma friends throughout the world are right behind you. Do not let rumours or little gossips ruffle your feathers, or for that matter, wrinkle your robes.

    All the best to you, Rinpoche.

  13. patsy on Mar 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Thank Buddha those days are over. Through Rinpoche’s perseverance and hard work, KECHARA is now one of the most successful and beautiful center in Malaysia. We Kecharians are so proud of Rinpoche for being here with us and never giving up on us. May Kechara grow in leaps and bounds and may KECHARA WORLD PEACE CENTER manifest soon!

  14. Su Ming on Mar 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    My first time when I met Rinpoche was 1n 1992, that was 19 years ago.

    Rinpoche literally “worked” throughout the day and night seeing people. One of them was my famiy. Each audiences was not for 10 mins or so. It was for hours as Rinpoche was very compassionate, Rinpoche spoke for hours in each audience to understand their problems and also gave individual dharma advice.

    However, there were some sponsors and students who wanted to control Rinpoche.Some I knew and a few was my family friend which I am NOT SURPRISE. They saw Rinpoche as a money making machine, some wanted to control Rinpoche and etc. It was very sad as Rinpoche, a lama/monk had to go through all these.

    Rinpoche put a stop to this and left his previous centre. Not only Rinpoche left but they (the previous centre) sponsors at that time refused to allow Rinpoche student to take Rinpoche personal belonging(Statues, thangkas and even Rinpoche’s robes) and they greedily kept the items to themselves.

    And these people turned around and told Rinpoche and his students that they will NEVER make it. Sad. Well, I wonder what they have to say now?

    • Seng Aun on Mar 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Dear Su Ming,
      It’s really sad to know that certain people can go to such extreme. Never mind that now, for KECHARA is moving to greater heights. Let’s just pray and hope that RINPOCHE will always be healthy and remain with us for a very long time.

  15. henry ooi on Mar 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    It is sad that some people measure success with just only big number of members in a dharma centre, big buildings, big cars they and their members drive, big titles they have, etc.

    But some of these people have small hearts, small kindness, never mind, compassion; small practices, small generosity, etc.

    Rinpoche always wishes the best and success for every dharma centres on a global scale. But some centres run by just lay people only want their centre to do well and hope others fail. This is dharma?

  16. Valentina Suhendra on Mar 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    The above article is one of the reasons I feel connected with you. In my life, I have been told so many times that I would not make it for a lot of things – championship, charity works, secular work, etc. I have been told that I am too weird, I don’t have feeling, I am selfish, I am stupid, etc. When I achieve something, they told me I am crazy, of course, I knew it. or the best they can say is “wow, that’s great.” At the end, it is me who determine I will make it or not. What other people say or their approval do not matter much. I value people for what they do and their determination to succeed.

    Valentina

  17. skyong on Mar 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I am very thankful to Rinpoche that by not giving up I am on the receiving end of your wonderful and profound teachings which are being made easy for me to understand. By not giving up many others have benefited from your teachings.

  18. DR on Mar 1, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Yes I remember those times. I was there. My motto in life: when someone tells me i suck and i cant make it, i turn my ‘anger’ around and use the energy to prove them wrong. When someone tells me i am so good and capable, I ride on it and get even more motivated and be even more sucessful. Either way, I WIN. And when I win, it has a positive rippling effect on others around me. It always works out for the best!

  19. Wee Liang on Mar 1, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    You have fought off many obstacles to have Kechara House be in its current state. I think and hope Rinpoche will spread buddhism to not thousands but millions of people. Especially when KWPC comes up.

  20. Yee Mun on Feb 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    当有人说我们不可能时,有两个可能性。 第一,没自信的人会被这样的评语打沉,
    放弃要做的事。第二,充满自信和知道自己想要做的是对的,将会努力的行动,以
    达到目标。负面的评语有着激降法的效果,很适宜用在叛逆的人。你说我不能,我
    偏要做,证明给你看我是能的。当我们成功了,我们应该感谢这些说我们不能的人。
    是他们的激降法刺激我们的奋斗精神。kekeke…..

    什么都阻止不了人心的志向,人心的志向是远大的。只要我们心存希望,永不言弃,
    遇到再困难的事,也不放弃,反而充满斗志, 成功将在眼前,经历风雨后,将能见
    彩虹! 有志者事竟成!

    也因为仁波切的坚持,才会有今天的克切拉。随喜,随喜。

  21. Adeline on Feb 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I remembered Rinpoche has told a few of us that the centre he was in at that time the people there were like running a business centre, they would plan the itinerary for Rinpoche like how many teachings Rinpoche has to give in a month and when was Rinpoche supposed to give the teachings,just imagine how can the lay people control a highly attained lama,its wrong motivation! When Rinpoche left the centre they threatened to get people to beat up Rinpoche and his closed students. They also terminated Rinpoche’s teaching permit so that Ripoche can no longer stay here but somehow Rinpoche had fought all odds and difficulties to remain here with the people who are loyal and supportive of his dharma work to benefit others.Kechara is so well known here now and it will continue to grow and be known to the world soon. Who said Rinpoche wouldn’t make it, He has definitely proved them wrong!

    • doraemon on Feb 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Why that centre act such a harsh way towards Rinpoche and his closed students?Perhaps they think Rinpoche and his closed students are annoying.Anyway,it is not good/bad karma to disturb a genuine cultivators to cultivate Buddhism,Lama or Monks..People should be responsible in expressing their views in this cyber internet.they can’t just talk like there are alone in this Universe.

      • GL on Mar 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm

        Why dorsemon, why can’t we share how the old center used unlawful methods to threaten Rinpoche and students?

        We did not mention the center’s name but the high-handed manner they treat a recognised high lama.

        Wrong doings should be exposed!

        We were told by old students how one of the old cente leaders proudly announced that he’ll hire tugs to beat Rinpoche if he doesn’t want to follow their plans (to be their cash-cow of course).

        The was proof that he did carry out his threat when Rinpoche left the center. Alas, Rinpoche has no bad karma and will never be harmed.

        This is a lesson to all, Dharma is not for us to make worldly gains for ourselves… If you’re a Buddhist, please remember the Law of Karma – no one is above this Law!

  22. Andrew chiam on Feb 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    To sum up, its a long journey full of many uncertainties. Rinpoche had really been very persistent and the love for Dharma couple with the correct motivation to benefit sentiment beings had really move beyond all obstacle and today, Kechara is standing tall as one of the most established and successful Dharma center in Malaysia. A lesson that I had learn here is, no matter how hard or dark the road in front, if we are sincere and pure in the heart and set the correct motivation, eventually, we will be able to shown to the correct doors. As the saying goes, “When one door closes, another door will be open for us”. Thank You Rinpoche, because if you are not persistent, I would have no chance to benefits from your teaching today.

  23. Helena on Feb 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Life is full of ups and downs, especially doing Dharma work. A work that not much people will support. They all believes that we are all losers but what i think is they are a loser, they afraid to face themselves and the facts. Well I am very happy and thankful that i met Kechara and Rinpoche (Thanks to Louise that brought me to Kechara). I have the faith in Rinpoche and Kechara. I have the faith in what i am doing.
    I thank you with my folded hand that Rinpoche did not give us up and believe in all of us.
    I thank the people that always be with Rinpoche from the very beginning.
    THANK YOU!!!

  24. tsemtulku on Feb 29, 2012 at 5:44 am

    From Tanya Liddiatt on fb:If a person brings compassion, kindness and wisdom to the world then they have and will always “make it”. “I value karma more than face”, I think that’s a brilliant expression!. It takes guts to carry on your path when others around you are against you.

  25. Mc on Feb 29, 2012 at 4:29 am

    I wasn’t there from Day 1 but I have spoken often to some who were. Rinpoche went through very tough times before, and perhaps even more taxing emotionally than the lean years in the monasteries. Rinpoche came to Malaysia as a young albeit high Lama and wanted so much to teach and to give dharma to the people and instead he was abused and treated very badly.

    We often forget that although Rinpoche is a Buddha, he is in a human form and is also prone to pain and hurt and with very few people to go to.

    For me, I don’t know the Dalai Lama personally, or the Panchen Lama or Trijang Rinpoche. It would have been an honor and blessing to have known them personally. But they are not here.

    Instead I have the great fortune to have known personally Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, who is here despite so many difficulties, whom I see with my eyes how he never stops working for the benefit of everyone, how he never stop caring even when we are more burden than asset. And how, more than anything else, Rinpoche wants us to transform. I wish everyone could see with their own eyes how Rinpoche would give 4-5 hour teachings, on his feet, even when he is ill and in pain.

    If I may be so bold, it would take a lot of merits for us to meet a mere man with Tsem Rinpoche’s character and mind. He is the best person who could ever meet. To find that he is actually a Buddha who calls you by name and regards you as a friend and spends his entire life improving yours…I don’t know what to say.

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving up so much and for putting up with so much and asking for nothing for your own in return.

  26. Sharon Saw on Feb 29, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for Rinpoche’s consistent passion for the Dharma without which we would not have a way to work towards being the best that we can be… and of course work hard! Rinpoche’s perseverance and indefatigable drive to spread the Dharma to benefit others throughout the years – no matter what the obstacles – is always inspirational and humbling. Thank you for staying with us and giving us the priceless opportunity to contribute towards fulfilling Rinpoche’s vision – may all of Rinpoche’s wishes be fulfilled smoothly and swiftly!

    With folded hands,
    Sharon

  27. yek yee on Feb 29, 2012 at 2:36 am

    That is so humble sharing from Rinpoche. Result can prove someone wrong, Rinpoche has prove many people wrong. On other hand, Rinpoche already benefit many people.

  28. JImmy Tan on Feb 29, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I believe Kechara is the best dharma centre .Kwpc will implement soon and benefit all people around world . And rinpoche are the world best guru in my heart . Million thanks for your teaching .

  29. pengki on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    _/\_ _/\_ _/\_ thank you Rinpoche. 🙂

  30. vc on Feb 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Great works and inspiration to all. Rinpoche as the name imply ‘ The Precious One’ should spread Buddhas teaching far and wide to every corner of this world so that living beings will keep remind themselves this world is not just worldly but transcendental to the ultimate reality.Nirvana.Everything what we see,feel and hear are false until we obtain perfect bright enlightenment only then we should be able to trust our mind or the mind of the Enlightened One.

  31. David Lai on Feb 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this wonderful sharing on what you have went through for us to gain the Dharma. Not many of would be able to take all this slander without reacting in total rage. Rinpoche’s patience is impressive and inspirational. Betrayal by close ones are the most difficult to go through and Rinpoche has consistently gone through it again and again. We are truly fortunate to have met a real practitioner and a master. Thank you for the teachings every step of the way up.

  32. Uncle Eddie on Feb 28, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    The Guru who helps in getting one liberated cannot be equated in importance to formal learning of Divinity. The guru in practice provides the required guidance leading the disciples to the ultimate goal of the enlightenment. The guru and the disciples are inseperable in a committed way. Nothing can be achieved without the guru’s grace. Of course, if the disciple submits himself to the guru,his latent characteristic attitude is bound to unfold. Acquisition of successes of the disciples through the guru is not guru’s profession, but the inspiration of HIS heart. Spiritual life based on such a universal(non-sectarian) and sweet relationship between the guru and the disciples can certainly help to harmonious the diverse faiths in today’s troubled World! As Ted Turner of Turner Broadcasting once said – “All my life people have said that I wasn’t going to make it…you can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”

  33. Datuk May on Feb 28, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Whatever anyone did or will say about Rinpoche in an adverse manner, will only be a bad reflection of the person who said so and will say so, as she/he is unable to recognise the sincerity and genuineness by which Rinpoche lives his life in the propagation of PURE DHARMA to benefit others.

    Kechara will grow from Rinpoche’s planting seeds of purity and kindness in existing Kecharians and the structure of the Organisation. This is not a prophesy but rather a natural process of Karma, cause and effect.

    Thank you Rinpoche for creating this wonderful platform for me to improve as a human being.

  34. Dougal on Feb 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Which center was it?

  35. Philip Yong on Feb 28, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Just you watch, KECHARA will grow! Kechara will be one of the great Dharma centers in the world and then everyone will want to be part of Kechara.

    Unfortunately,this is how the world works. No matter how much knowledge or how good of a person you are, if you’re not popular no one will respect you, but there are exceptions.

    I really respect and admire those people who stayed with Rinpoche through thick and thin. With their sincere commitment and hard work, Kechara is now greatly respected by the masses.

    With your pure samaya, Rinpoche is able to carry out His works well and able to reach out to so many sentient beings.

    THANK YOU ALL who have been with Rinpoche since Day 1!

  36. MayOng on Feb 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

    We took some time to discuss the book, The Promise by Rinpoche (you can get the book from here http://vajrasecrets.com/the-promise-a-tsem-tulku-biography.html) a few weeks ago. Initially most of us were not aware there was so much to learn from this book about Rinpoche’s life story and journey in dharma.

    We finished discussion on this book after 10 days. We all came to a conclusion that Rinpoche had never ever given up on dharma since the day he was born. Monks asked for him to go into the monastery but was refused. Then he went through very tough childhood and hardship to find his way back into dharma and met great Teachers and then Ganden to finally fulfill his wish to be a ordained monk.

    Rinpoche’s journey in dharma showed great imprints from previous lives effort to only want to benefit others even though he has to sacrifice whatever he has. It was never about his own needs.

    Rinpoche has never given up on us. When others told him to give up and would not make it, they did not realize the potential Rinpoche had then, now and future. We are the ones that gave him up.

  37. Margaretlee on Feb 28, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Good morning Rinpoche,

    I remembered you told a few of us this story. Those people who wanted to use you to run the dharma center as they wanted it. They wanted you to be their “puppet” teacher…..what a thought they could have! How could a highly attained lama be their students’ puppet? I wonder if they ever considered you as their teacher or just as a figure head to make money for their center. I also remember you told us that if you did not do what they wanted you to do, they would threaten and blackmail you. It was really a shame I must say.

    On the other hand, we here at Kechara have to thank them tremendously, if not for them, you would not have set up Kechara and now with all the different depts in full blossomm, making spirituality a life style and a way of life in this modern age!

  38. tfreon on Feb 28, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Dear Guru,
    With holded hand, i thank you for not giving us up. Wish Kechara grow more and more to benefit more minds.

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    Tuesday, Jan 28. 2020 11:11 PM
    It is not just about learning the meaning of being kind and compassion but to apply it to our daily life and towards everyone. Rinpoche gave us the clear example to practise kindness and compassion. These values should not have any differentiation on anyone due to their background, race, language and etc. Everyone should be treated the same. Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this article.

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    It is so beautiful that someone can spend their life building such holy image to bless the people around, to plant seed of Buddha to others.To build such huge statue, it need a lot of patience and determination to complete it.
    This statue of Buddha in Hyderabad,India is just so breath taking and wonderful. It is amazing how amazing and wonderful this Buddha especially the picture when the sun is setting .Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful article.

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

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

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

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

    https://bit.ly/2TOHbmZ


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

    https://bit.ly/37jKFBR


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

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

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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    This is Daw
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    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
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    They do this every day!
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    Beautiful
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    11 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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