What I Think of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama?

Aug 27, 2014 | Views: 57,489

Final confirmation of my reincarnation status was acknowledged by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. I was formally enthroned as the 72nd reincarnation of the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery. His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche (far right) is one of the attained masters who recognised my reincarnation status and confirmed with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This picture was taken when I was formally introduced as newly-recognised tulku to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche.

Dear friends,

Some years back I gave a talk on my feelings about His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. This sharing was recorded and transcribed. The transcript of the video “What I Think of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama?” is here and I share with you. My gratitude towards His Holiness is beyond words as always.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Transcript

(Transcribed by Daniel Kraepel)

Tibetans are old and ancient culture, and it is rich in language, dance, song, writing, arts and crafts. And it is a unique civilisation, idolised and talked about and has always been very mysterious for people for many centuries. Today, in the general population of the world, if people associate Tibet, they automatically associate it with the lamas, the Tibetan masters, the teachers and saints and ascetics, the Mahasiddhas, the great monasteries such as Gaden and Drepung, Sera, Tashi Lhunpo, Gyuto, Gyume and they indelibly associate Tibet with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Tibet and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama are inseparable and very much connected. Due to the Tibetans moving to many parts of the world, to many countries and to different cultures, it is still known for its religion; it is still known for its ancient science of the mind, because Tibetans living in isolation for over a thousand years has its advantage and disadvantage. And I’d like to mention that the advantage was, because of its geographical isolation it was very much able to perfect all the teachings of the Lord Buddha from all forms, from Sutrayana and Tantrayana, completely; and Tibet has developed past and present and will develop many great erudite masters and teachers. And Tibetan Buddhism is well known all over the world being embraced by thousands and thousands and thousands of people, yearly. And I heard it’s the fastest-growing religion in the United States.

Rashi Gempil Ling, the first Kalmyk Buddhist temple in the United States and where I received teachings from His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin

Rashi Gempil Ling, the first Kalmyk Buddhist temple in the United States and where I received teachings from His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin

So therefore, there’s a reason for this. There are many reasons, but I’d like to mention some of the top reasons. The first time I met His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was in Howell, New Jersey, which is a couple of hours away from Trenton, the capital of New Jersey, and that’s where I grew up. And he came to the Mongolian-Kalmyk temple there called Rashi Gempil Ling. And the abbot there was His Eminence, the great Sera Mey Abbot Emeritus Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin-la, who was an erudite master, a great Abbot of Sera Mey Monastic University – a scholar, a practitioner, a living yogi whom when we stayed around him and observed him, can find no faults whatsoever. I received my first teachings and my first practices all from this great master… whose name I find very difficult to mention, whose kindness to me I can never forget. He was a Tibetan master living among the Mongolians there, the Mongolians are known as Kalmyks and the adopted family that I lived with were Kalmyks, Kalmyk Mongolian people.

And so, they had a few temples there and one of the temples there was called Rashi Gempil Ling where they had a lot of images and statues and thangkas and very beautiful items that they had brought over from their homeland, which is a Russian republic called Kalmykia. And these Kalmyk-Mongolian people traveled over to the United States in World War 2 as refugees and reestablished their culture.

Geshe Wangyal's centre in Washington, New Jersey

Geshe Wangyal’s centre in Washington, New Jersey

Rashi Gempil Ling, Nitsan and Tashi Lhunpo, there were three temples in that vicinity all belonging to the Kalmyk-Mongols. And in North Jersey, in Washington, New Jersey there was Geshe Wangyal, a Mongolian scholar, master, Geshe from Drepung. His meditational retreat centre in Washington, New Jersey, who coincided together with our master and invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama to visit in Howell, New Jersey and Washington, New Jersey. Needless to say, it was one of the most incredible moments in my life. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. It was one of the most looked-for moments of my life because I remember although I was 11 years old, I was very, very excited and even when I think about it now, I’m very excited! His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a dream for all Mongolians to see his golden face just once. There’s a saying in Mongolian:

“To see the golden face of the Dalai Lama once before one passes away will ensure that one will not take rebirth in the three lower-realms.”

That is how much faith the Mongolian people have in him.

My mother’s heritage is Mongolian of the Torghut tribe. My father’s heritage is Tibetan from Golok, Tibet. And my father was a monk before, and he gave back his robes and he had a family and he resided in Taiwan. This is where I was born, I was born in Taiwan and then adopted over to the United States.

So, when we heard the announcement that His Holiness was coming it was incredible, it was just incredible! And lots of preparations. The Mongolians from the tri-state area which is Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey… all gathered to wait for the arrival of His Holiness. And I remember being tremendously excited! So, already a few weeks before we were set to meet His Holiness, I painted a picture of the Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara. I painted it myself, I drew it, I painted it and on the back of this picture I wrote a prayer beseeching His Holiness to live long, that his activities would grow. And I composed a prayer with my own little child-like mind that I can never be separated from His Holiness in this life and in future lives. And what was incredible was when I prepared that, I prepared that gift because I was a kid, I didn’t have any money, I didn’t have anything else to prepare or to offer to His Holiness and I wanted to make a connection.

Geshe Wangyal and His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Geshe Wangyal and His Holiness the Dalai Lama

So, when His Holiness came we were so blessed, he came to Rashi Gempil Ling Temple and we all went to receive his blessings; it was so crowded, there were so many people, there were reporters, there were TV stations, it was just incredible! This was back in 1979, his first visit. After that His Holiness went to the north, to Washington, New Jersey where Geshe Wangyal the great Mongolian master has a large retreat centre and a large piece of land on a hill, because Washington, New Jersey is set at the tail-end of the Appalachian Mountains, which is the eastern chain of mountains of the United States. So, North Jersey was quite hilly, had waterfalls and very pleasant and very green and mountainous. So, his centre was on a mountain with an artificial lake and Geshe Wangyal had a beautiful place set up for him and beautiful altar and a fabulous wonderful outdoor throne, dais and sitting area to receive His Holiness’s teachings. So, the Mongolians chartered three large buses and we all took a journey to Washington, New Jersey. I can’t remember, it was a few hours’ ride, two to three hours, because I was quite young around 11, and we went up to Washington, New Jersey.

Just before His Holiness came out to sit on the throne, a very beautiful light rain appeared. And then a rainbow appeared, I was there. It was very bright and a rainbow appeared and then out came His Holiness, walking past throngs of people… and wow, and we sat down, His Holiness sat down, and we prostrated and His Holiness proceeded to give us teachings on The Eight Verses Of Thought Transformation by Geshe Langri Tangpa. And it was the first time I ever heard of those teachings, but it made a tremendous impact on me. I revere His Holiness tremendously, and I’ve revered him and have great faith in His Holiness, my whole life even up to now.

So to receive The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation, in my mind I thought he is Avalokiteshvara. Of course I can’t explain that to other people, or to the scientist or to the educated people, but that’s what I believe and I still believe that, that His Holiness is Avalokiteshvara. And I thought to receive teachings that are on mind transformation and changing of the mind, from Avalokiteshvara himself, how auspicious that is, I thought to myself.

And so, the teachings were about 3 to 3.5 hours. It was incredible, because we received all the teachings on The Eight Verses and the oral transmission from His Holiness; and he also gave us the oral transmission of the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM and he encouraged us to recite The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation along with the mantra. And believe me, I did it, I recited that every day as His Holiness has taught us to. And after the teachings with His Holiness, we were so blessed because although there were thousands of people there – thousands – His Holiness stood up, by where his residence was up there, in the retreat centre, together with Geshe Wangyal, and he greeted each one of us… and it took hours and hours and hours to meet every single person, but we did, we actually got up there, we were able to touch His Holiness’s hand.

We were able to receive a red blessing string that he had blessed and I tied around my neck, I never took it off. And I personally I got to offer the Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara painting that I had made to His Holiness. And His Holiness was so kind, when he turned it around and he saw that there was some writing, and he started to read it… and then when he read it half-way through I folded my hands and I said,

“Please don’t read it now, please read it later because there are so many people waiting behind, but thank you so much!”

And I remember during the teaching, and also during that time when I offered the Avalokiteshvara painting I could not stop crying, it was very difficult for me to control my emotions. I can’t explain why. All I know was during the whole teaching for 3.5 hours I felt tears streaming down my face, non-stop. I felt I was in front of a person who was not ordinary. This was what I felt in my little child’s mind. So, after offering the picture to His Holiness, it was very emotional, I was so moved and I was so incredibly overwhelmed by His Holiness’ presence, and I prayed that I may never be separated from His Holiness, never be separated from his presence, never.

This picture was taken of myself meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, New Jersey. I met His Holiness the Dalai Lama after he gave us teachings on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation and I requested His Holiness directly to ordain me and he said come to India. I did go and was very happy. In December 1987, His Holiness ordained me in Dharamsala, North India. What a great day it was for me. I was so happy, honoured and appreciative to His Holiness for his kindness towards me and vast amount of beings.

Consecutively, His Holiness visited the United States, there are other many great masters in the United States, such as the great Domo Geshe Rinpoche in New York; the great Khyongla Rato in New York; the great Kensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche in New Jersey; the great Geshe Sopa in Wisconsin; the great master and Mahasiddha Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen-la in Thubten Dhargye Ling in Los Angeles, which is still there. And very often the great Mahasiddha Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa would be in Vajrapani Institute in Northern California. There are many great masters. And then I heard there was also the great Zasep Rinpoche in Canada. And all these lamas work very very hard and tirelessly to teach Dharma and explain Dharma, with no ulterior motive to be in the United States. And so from different places and great lamas in Europe, great visiting lamas like His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who had visited the United States a few times at the invitation of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Lama Yeshe.

There are great masters in Europe and great masters in America. So, you can see that Tibetan Buddhism was starting to take a foothold, but it was still seen as foreign, and strange, and it was still seen as odd. For Europeans or Americans at that time to take on Tibetan Buddhism was quite odd because they have their own culture, they have their own faith. But these great lamas, and many that I had not mentioned, tirelessly worked and spread the Dharma.

My root guru His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (centre) with his illustrious students, Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen (left) who was also my teacher, and Venerable Lama Yeshe (right).

My root guru His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (centre) with his illustrious students, Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen (left) who was also my teacher, and Venerable Lama Yeshe (right).

But each time His Holiness came, there was something special. There are many high lamas in Tibetan tradition, many high lamas, not just high in rank or hierarchy, but high in attainments, but none as special as His Holiness who can transcend borders, cultures, religions, people; who can meet scientists, doctors, teachers, lawyers, ministers, presidents, prime ministers, the Pope, Mother Theresa, and ordinary people like me. And that it was perfectly natural for His Holiness to meet them and talk to them and have dialogue, have interfaith services, scientific dialogue. He’d be perfect in every situation. His Holiness is extremely learned, very advanced in his meditation, very, very monkly, holding his vows perfectly; a perfect Hinayana monk on the outside; a perfect Mahayana practitioner on the inside; and secretly, an attained Tantric mahasiddha, a perfectly attained Mahasiddha with great siddhis. And for incarnations after incarnations, come back in perfect form to teach and share the Dharma. And in this day and age to transcend all borders, cultures, people, races, thoughts and education, to be able to relate to everyone personally, was a great boost to Tibetan Buddhism’s growth in the world.

People respect His Holiness for his knowledge and his down-to-earth approach, his directness and his incredible hard work and his incredible dedication to peace, culminating in His Holiness winning the Nobel Peace Prize. He touched millions of people’s lives in the world today. Personally I feel that, Tibetan Buddhism is well-respected, not seen as a cult, it is a valid religion, it is growing very fast and it is especially accepted among the intellectuals and the educated, I think its acceptance is due solely to the kindness of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. I think it is His Holiness’s hard work, down-to-earth approach, and his non-stop touring, his non-stop teaching and his non-stop effort into meeting, talking, speaking, dialoguing interfaith with so many people in so many countries; that Tibetan Buddhism has a very good logical, clear, sound and authentic, genuine basis, genuine respect from the world, due to His Holiness.

I have the honour to meet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Los Angeles again here pictured above.

My given name is Tenzin Zopa, Tenzin Zopa was the name given to me by His Holiness when I took ordination from him in December 1987. My reincarnated name is Tsem Tulku (Rinpoche) of Gaden Shartse Monastery, but we Tibetan lamas, myself included, have a place to go in the world and are in demand and people request us to give teachings, and people respect us and people sponsor us and take care of us, and people in fact assist us in so many ways, yes I think that so many high lamas and Geshes and teachers and masters all have worked very hard, but I think that we couldn’t have grown as big or be as well known or be as well-accepted if it wasn’t for His Holiness’s work. And I feel, very much, that we Tibetan lamas, someone like myself, can go to different countries and be recognised in my robes, they accept it. And whether they are actually Buddhist or not, but they know about Tibetan Buddhism and they respect and that Tibetan lamas have a place to go is solely due to his kindness of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

So my point is, we have so many things to thank His Holiness and to be appreciative to His Holiness for, we have so many things. Many things! That if I was to mention could go on for days, but the one thing I would like to mention is that Tibetan Buddhism is growing in the world; it has prestige, it is respected, it is accepted by the elite, accepted by the stars, it’s accepted by the ordinary people, it’s accepted by the professionals, and it’s growing, becoming stronger and it’s benefiting millions of people around the world. I think it’s due largely in part by His Holiness’s prestige, by His Holiness’s logic and his acceptance in the world. And I think His Holiness is accepted and loved and respected by the world because His Holiness relates to everybody as a human being with a kind heart, with depth, in-depth knowledge of Buddhism. I think he’s one of the greatest scholars alive today on Tibetan Buddhism or Buddhism in general. To me, when I see His Holiness the Dalai Lama, I think that if Buddha Shakyamuni was alive it would be that kind of impact. I think seeing His Holiness the Dalai Lama today is the equivalent to seeing Buddha Shakyamuni 2500 years ago. So, I’m fine, I’m teaching Tibetan Buddhism, I’m not a scholar, I don’t know much, but I am teaching Tibetan Buddhism, and I have friends and students and supporters and help. And, when I say Tibetan Buddhism, there is no doubt about that, because that comes from the kindness of His Holiness and his prestige.

We all owe quite a lot to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We owe quite a lot. What we owe him is beyond words, beyond comprehension. Everything stems from His Holiness and the Tibetan faith growing, it’s prestige growing comes strictly from His Holiness. And what I like about His Holiness very much is, although, he is a fully attained master, he is humble, he doesn’t play on that, he doesn’t show off, he’s simple, he always manifests as a wonderful monk. He helps, he gives, and his whole life has been totally devoted to the growth of Tibetan Buddhism.

Among many other works that he does, I am overwhelmed by His Holiness… overwhelmed. I have received many teachings and initiations from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and if His Holiness ever come to your city, your area, or you have a chance to attend, you must attend His Holiness’s teachings. It is the same… if I say so in my humbleness, in my humble thoughts, it is the same as attending Shakyamuni’s teachings. No one in the world has more knowledge than the Dalai Lama, and not only is His Holiness a repository of all the ancient holy teachings of Lord Buddha, that has been preserved in Tibet, but he is also a master of Sutra and Tantra and also a master lineage holder of all the four valid traditions of Tibetan Buddhism; which is, Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug. He is a master lineage holder of all four.

We have everything, we are alright… Tibetan Buddhism is growing, due to solely His Holiness’s kindness. I pray every day as in our centre, every day, “His Holiness may live very, very long, and His Holiness’s actions may grow and that what he wishes for and what he dedicates for will be fulfilled without any obstacles“. I’m indebted to His Holiness and if I may say so with humility and with some shame that I am a lowly student of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, but I will serve His Holiness by holding my vows, by practising Guru Devotion, by doing my commitments and prayers and sadhanas and by teaching Dharma to the best I can and to transform my mind as much as possible. So, I dedicate the activities of my centre to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and I also dedicate my website to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. May His Holiness live very long, may his wishes come true, and may we never be separated from His Holiness in this life and all future lives:

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Long-Life Prayer

GANG RI RAWE KORWAI SHING KHAM DIR
PEN DANG DEWA MALU GYUNG WAI NE
CHENREZIG WANG TENZIN GYATSO YI
SHA PEI SITHAI BARDU DEN GYUR CHIG

In this land walled around by snowy mountains
You are the source of all happiness and goodness
Lord Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso, your Holiness the Dalai Lama
Fix your lotus feet firmly until samsara ends.

 


 

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I’m Requesting Ordination in 1987

I was fortunate some kind person took this video of myself requesting directly for ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, New Jersey over 27 year back. I was so excited and elated to be able to see His Holiness and touch his holy hand in this video. His Holiness immediately accepted by request to be ordained as a monk. For more information: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=19322

 

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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:57 am

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

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  2. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:09 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

  3. Yee Yin on Aug 28, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Tsem Rinpoche first met His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in the US when the Dalai Lama went to the US to give teachings. Tsem Rinpoche at that time told the Dalai Lama he wanted to become a monk. The Dalai Lama told him to go to India to see him for ordination.

    After working in the US for a few more years, Tsem Rinpoche went to Dharamsala and was ordained by the Dalai Lama. At that time, he was not recognised as a Tulku yet. The following years, Tsem Rinpoche stayed and studied in Gaden Shartse.

    When Tsem Rinpoche was recognised as a Tulku, his teacher Khensur Jampa Yeshe took him to have an audience with the Dalai Lama to get the final approval/recognition from the Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche respects the Dalai Lama a lot. Even though the Dalai Lama doesn’t agree with the Dorje Shugden practice, but Tsem Rinpoche never loses faith or respect in him. We should never disrespect the Dalai Lama, sometime high lama does thing that is beyond our comprehension.

  4. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 7:43 am

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

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  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  6. Samfoonheei on Mar 3, 2018 at 11:19 am

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama is well recognized and well known worldwide as the ‘Man of Peace’.He believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion . Rinpoche has expressed his gratitude towards His Holiness beyond words as always. Rinpoche has received teachings and oral transmission from His Holiness. In fact, it was His Holiness who bestowed the final confirmation and recognition of Rinpoche’s status as the reincarnation. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has worked tirelessly for the Buddhadharma. Rinpoche ‘s feeling for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is un measurable even till today ,never have once forgotten and always wish for him. It will never change.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  7. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 2:12 am

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

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  8. Emma on May 13, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I had the good fortune of sitting in on a four-day teaching by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India in 2014. It was an ‘Intro to Buddhism’ course. What a great honour to learn the basics from him. I can relate to the emotions you felt. I had moments of pure joy and moments of feeling like I could cry. His energy is quite powerful, and he emanates peace. To this day, I feel a sense of peace when I rest my eyes on his kind face. I feel incredibly blessed that I had the opportunity to be in his presence in this lifetime. His path has not been an easy one, but he has accepted it with grace and he is teaching others how to work through their own suffering. May he live a long life.

  9. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Dec 20, 2015 at 5:24 am

    I have seen Rinpoche talk about His Holiness privately, and I have seen Rinpoche talk about His Holiness publicly and in both environments, Rinpoche’s opinion does not change just because the size of the audience changes. Based on the facts (that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has worked tirelessly for the Buddhadharma for 80 years), Rinpoche has always nurtured us to have respect for His Holiness and it won’t change – to this day, we still recite a long life prayer in dedication to His Holiness at the end of every puja.

    What inspires me greatly about this is Rinpoche’s commitment to practise guru devotion, which has developed into Rinpoche’s middle way treatment of this whole issue. What is that? It is to respect His Holiness as his teacher and vows preceptor, as well as keep the commitments Rinpoche made to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. I like this moderate method of reaction towards the issue because it avoids all of the extremes. I don’t know about you but I find being extreme very tiring.

    The view does not encourage us to hate anyone, and we are not encouraged to bias one group of people over another. Everyone is treated equally and with the same respect. What is this view?

    1) relying on Shugden does not automatically make you anti-Dalai Lama. They are not mutually dependent factors

    2) that Dorje Shugden is a personal choice and if you find it’s not suitable for yourself, it’s fine just like how it’s fine if someone has a greater karmic affinity for Kalarupa over Palden Lhamo. Even Buddha Shakyamuni himself recognised that some people have greater karmic affinity with Manjushri than with himself, and so sent them to seek / request teachings from Manjushri. So for anti-Shugden people, there’s no need to be so violent in their disagreements against the practice; for some pro-Shugden people, there’s no need to be derogatory about other people’s guru

    I wish more people would listen to Rinpoche’s message that this middle way of thinking is possible, and we don’t have to go on extremes. It is a message that has formed out of years of careful contemplation and observation, and Rinpoche checking his conclusions against his vows and his commitments: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65988

  10. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:07 am

    The Dalai Lama continues to be an inspiration for all of us, with his range of extensive lectures and books no one can deny that the Dalai lama has made a huge impact for the Buddhism and spirituality of our world. May the Dalai Lama carry on reincarnating and turning the wheel of dharma for all migrators.

  11. Low KHJB on Sep 13, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing on His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
    It is very true that due to certain circumstance though unpleasant or by destiny. The Dalai Lama was able to spread the Tibetan buddhism to the world.His holiness do have a strong charisma to reach out to leaders of other religion to share the philosophy of buddhism and gain respect world wide.
    We certainly hope that in time to come we too could meet up with the Dalai Lama in person to get blessed by him.But more over ,we wish to meet up with Rinpoche in Malaysia in the near future ,to be blessed by you Rinpoche in person.
    We miss you…… But we know that you always stay close to us through social media..
    Thank you Rinpoche.

  12. Uncle Eddie on Sep 1, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    In all humility, His Holiness The Dalai Lama often described himself as a simple Buddhist Monk. However, to the whole world over, His Holiness is highly regarded as an “icon of Peace and a living Buddha of compassion”. On the level of humanity, His Holiness first thought is on the promotion of Universal moral ethics such as compassion, patience, forgiveness, generosity,concentration and self-discipline. This was said to be his first commitment and he was quoted to have said, “without them, humanity cannot survive”. Yes, like Rinpoche said, “We all owe quite a lot to H.H. The Dalai Lama, especially on what he has always preached, “Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.” Truly a modern day living legend and saint, may His Holiness live a very, very long life to benefit all beings. OM MAI PADME HUNG.

  13. Hee TS on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .I would really love to see the golden face of His Holiness the 14th. Dalai Lama just once.

  14. Pee Bee Chong on Aug 28, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for your kindness. We will transform our minds as much as possible to repay the kindness of Rinpoche, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and all great masters.

  15. tsemtulku on Aug 28, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Carmen Khoo:

    I came across this again, and each time it instills within me a sense of deep awe. Awe because I personally get to experience and see a then young boy, with his strong desire and direction, achieving something within him that he strongly knew and wanted. And it has been so till today – 38 years later.

    Tsem Tulku Rinpoche met His Holiness Dalai Lama for the first time in 1979, at 11 years old. At 11, I was probably running around playing hopscotch, pick up stones, and going on holidays. At 11, Rinpoche was overjoyed and excited beyond words, to be able to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama. At 11, Rinpoche painted a picture of 4-arm Chenrezig, with prayers which Rinpoche composed himself as an offering to His Holiness. How would anyone think of that, especially living in USA, where people lived to achieve the American Dream. But here was this young boy, dying to meet His Holiness, dying to learn the Dharma, and dying to be a ordained, to be of benefit to others. A special boy, I hear you say. Yes, indeed.

    Rinpoche received his first teachings on The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation from His Holiness. Rinpoche received oral transmission of Chenrezig’s mantra, Om Mani Pedme Hum, from His Holiness. 11 years later, after his first meeting, Rinpoche was ordained by His Holiness in 1987. Tenzin Zopa was Rinpoche’s ordination name.

    After, it was His Holiness Dalai Lama who acknowledge and gave final confirmation of Rinpoche’s reincarnation status and Rinpoche was recognized and enthroned as the 72nd reincarnation of the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery, the same monastery Rinpoche hails from today.

    That young boy, at 22, who directly requested to be ordained by His Holiness in Washington New Jersey, had his dreams come true, and holding it close to heart till today. I am so appreciative to be able to witness and experience this in H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and work closely with Rinpoche to bring meaning to others and more so, myself.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/what-i-think-of-his-holiness-the-14th-dalai-lama.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=161C4xrnIf0

  16. Edwin Tan on Aug 16, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Without HHDL, there will not be Tsem Rinpoche. Without Tsem Rinpoche, my guru, there will not be Dharma in my life. If HHDL is important to my Guru, he is important to me.

  17. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 25, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    The Dalai Lama having served as the political and spiritual head for Tibet, this is not an enviable position, it can be very dangerous to play the role of the Dalai Lama. Not to mention that during this time when the tibetan diaspora is spread all over the world the Dalai Lama’s role is very heavy indeed that he has to take care of the Tibetans spread across the globe.

    The Dalai Lama through his lectures and meetups with many people around the globe has helped people to understand buddhism much more. Buddhism and buddhist does do owe a lot to His Holiness for his courage and enduring legacy.

    • tsering dolma on Sep 18, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Surely, the Dalai lama has certainly made Buddhism famous. But how buddhism owe to the dalai lama?? I am bit too confused! I invite you for a peaceful debate… Don mind.

  18. Ruby Khong on Mar 30, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Despite the fact that HH is already 79 years old, he is still travelling around the world propagating the ideals of peace and equality, advocating the welfare of Tibetans, and propagating the ideals of Tibetan Buddhism. HH is perhaps one of the most interesting and significant spiritual public figures of the modern era, and with respect,I think the best cover page model of Buddhism.

    The Dalai Lama’s life path is endlessly uplifting as a humanitarian example and his role in modern history is difficult to overestimate. Through the kindness and blessings of my root teacher Tsem Rinpoche, I was able to meet HH a few years ago in Dharamsala, a meeting I will treasure forever.

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  20. AdelineTan on Feb 22, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    As i can see from Rinpoche’s gesture in this rare and previous videos and the transcript here, He is sincerely devoted to HHDL all His life. I truly respect HHDL for what He has done to spread the Buddhadharma to so many countries in the world and is growing fast now. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts with us.

  21. Cliff on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Wow such a precious video! Its so cool taking a glimpse into Tsem Rinpoche’s past in a moving picture and audio of Rinpoche’s voice. From Rinpoche’s posture, tone of voice amd presence truly shows how much sincerity, humbleness and devotion Rinpoche has for HHDL and for the Dharma and I rejoice that Rinpoche was able to be ordained by HHDL.

  22. David Lai on Feb 22, 2014 at 1:40 am

    I love Rinpoche’s account of the Dalai Lama. It reveals so much of Rinpoche’s own devotions to the Dharma more than his connection with the Dalai Lama. Obviously, he sees the Dalai Lama as more than just a mere monk or even as a deified Buddha but as a role model and one that I must say have successfully inspired Rinpoche in his spiritual endeavours. There are a few lamas that towers in Rinpoche’s mindscape and the Dalai Lama is certainly one of them.

    It is incredible how a young Tsem Rinpoche would seek out such a wholesome and beneficial role model in the spiritual wastelands of America and even have the opportunity to meet and communicate his spiritual aspiration of wanting to be ordained. All of this must be in Rinpoche and was not cultivated like the rest of us. Perhaps, if we cultivate our spirituality well in this life, we would be like Rinpoche, starting young and way ahead in committing and charting out destiny to benefit others.

  23. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Feb 21, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I’m felt so fortunate and blessing to watch the video that Tsem Rinpoche was requesting ordination from H.H. 14th Dalai Lama. Rinpoche so humble to touch H.H Dalai Lama’s hand. This was a valuable & unforgettable moment .

  24. Li Kheng on Feb 20, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this heart felt post!

    I would aspire to meet with HH the 14th Dalai Lama and thank HH from the bottom of my heart for giving all of us the opportunity to be blessed by the Dharma and to practice the Dharma to the best of our ability. However, I would like to humbly add that I am already so very blessed to have met with Tsem Rinpoche whom I received the dharma and much kindness from.

    Our root guru is epitome to our spiritual practice and salvation. Their untiring dedication to our growth and liberation is what fuels us through the challenges of samsara. If we are able to do only one thing, cherish our guru’s advise by our action.

  25. Lina on Feb 20, 2014 at 12:36 am

    That’s awesome , I cried my heart out<3
    Thank You:)

  26. Vajra on Feb 19, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The Dalai Lama is trying to destroy the Gelugpa tradition. Sincere students of HH Zong Rinpoche would never believe that their Guru couldn’t tell the difference between wordly spirits and a Buddha Dharma Protector. Shame on you for not standing up for Zong Rinpoches beliefs.

    Vajra

    • Choongs on Feb 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Dear “Vajra”,
      At the surface level, it may seem so and what you see is undisputable.
      However, do apply the acid test and ask yourself this question – is the Gelug lineage growing or shrinking?
      OM MANI PADME HUM

      • Vajra on Feb 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

        If you are saying that the ban on the Protector issued by tha Dalai Lama and its smear campaign against sincere DS practitioners and Lamas has had no adverse effects on the grotwh, flourishing or existence of the Gelugpa tradition you are sadly mistaken. Monasteries have been divides, families have been divides, monks have been attacked (i have spoken to them), Centre’s cannot hire romms to give teachings because DL followers spread lies about those who practise the Protector. If the Gelugpa is growing , it is not because of but in spite of the efforts of the DL to destroy it.
        With respect,

        Vajra

        • Chandra on Feb 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm

          Dear Vajra, I have never met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, but from his vast amount of works physically in Kechara and also online, he has benefitted many people. He, you, myself and all beings have a choice of what spiritual path is chosen. You have not right to say he is not following the path of his teacher Zong Rinpoche. You should not judge or just assume. It does not make you represent your teacher Geshe Kelsang well. You should not say SHAME ON YOU to a monk/teacher/and practitioner like Tsem Rinpoche as you don’t know him and you should not simply assume. So you should show respect.
          Please think about this, your bodhisattva and tantric vows and speak with wisdom, kindness and benefit.
          Chandra

          • James B on Feb 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

            Dear Chandra, I agree with you. Thank you for sharing.

        • Alison on Feb 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

          Dear Vajra,

          Did you ever consider Tsem Rinpoche has received teachings from both Dalai Lama and Zong Rinpoche so both are his gurus? He mentions this in his teachings. Perhaps you have not any spiritual connection with Dalai Lama and you can say as you like. But for people who are students of both lamas, they are caught in a dilemma. Criticize either one, and they create demerits. So people like Tsem Rinpoche has to balance between a delicate tight rope. Tsem Rinpoche and hundreds of other students like him has to respect all teachers who they have received teaching from.

          I think that is amazing and I think Tsem Rinpoche is very balanced.
          I find Tsem Rinpoche criticizes none of his teachers or any other teachers. Tsem Rinpoche is a very good example of guru devotion, patience and practice. Good qualities for us to emulate.

          The current incarnations of Zong Rinpoche and Trijang Rinpoche never criticize Dalai Lama or any lamas. I think those are good examples to follow.
          I hope you find peace and liberation, Alison.

          • Vajra on Feb 21, 2014 at 11:32 pm

            I understand what you all are saying, but sometimes it is time to speak out. It is just for me not possible to see how you can be a true disciple of Zong Rinpoche and a then also be a disciple of someone who says that Zong Rinoche was all his life a spirit demon worshipper. The two views are completely opposite. Anyways i don’t want to create a fuss, sorry if I have offended anyone, I just had to get it off my chest.
            OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA

            Vajra

          • David Lai on Feb 22, 2014 at 1:20 am

            Thank you everyone including Vajra for an interesting exchange back and forth on this matter. I do like what has been said by Alison and believe me, Tsem Rinpoche has kept all his commitments with his Gurus. He will continue to keep his commitments and will never let that go. I have observe Rinpoche and have noticed for years that Rinpoche is consistent with what he says.

            On the other hand, the justifications used to uphold such contrasting view of the protector deity may perhaps be a divine play of enlightened beings. We may not fully understand the actions of a higher being, whose actions may appear to harm but actually will bring about benefit in the long term. There are many mahasiddhas and lamas in the past who acted wayward but somehow managed to further the teachings and lineage. Perhaps, we are witnessing the unfolding of a divine drama and one day, the drama will unravel and we will behold the beneficial results of the drama. That’s how I would view this debacle. I hope it will help you.

        • Varrasattva on Sep 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm

          Short answer is this: you’re wrong.
          I see that you made three huge public attacks on two posts. One against Tsem Tulku ( “shame on Tsem Tulku” ) and two against the Dalai Lama ( the Dalai Lama trying to “destroy” the Gelugpa school ).
          What is very destructive here is only your own statement. It doesn’t touch the Dalai Lama. Speaking as a tantric Buddhist guru, I will say you swallowed the holy hand grenade.

          Fact is, most people ( most Gelugpas, most tantric Buddhists, etc. ) correctly see the Dalai Lama as defending and upholding and propagating the pure traditional Gelugpa lineage of Atisa and Tsongkhapa.

          Neither Atisa nor Je Tsongkhapa ever heard of Shugden, and no one has to care about Shugden or any Shugden practitioners.
          Pretty much everybody got sick of this Gelugpa nightmare years ago and as of mid 2015 the issue really no longer matters. The Dalai Lama won hands down. You’re flogging a long dead horse.

          The central protector of all the many Mahayana traditions is Vajrapani in many different forms. That is, Kalacakra-Vajravega, Vajrakilaya, the Gelugpa Vajrapani-Hayagriva-Garuda, etc.
          In the New Schools ( Sarma ), other major protectors are Mahakala ( built in to Cakrasamvara, etc. ), Hayagriva ( Padma Family ) and Yamantaka ( Buddha Family ). There are some others as well.

          I strongly recommend Vajrapani as the foundational protector practice for all Mahayanists ( incl. Zen and Kung fu practitioners, Medicine Buddha and Pure Land practitioners etc. ). Of course, the choice of a protector depends on different factors. I have several and I am a dharmapala-guru.

          The sectarian “New Kadampa” have formally burned all their bridges to the Gelugpa school and Tibetan Buddhist type sangha generally. I was reading Lama Tsongkhapa two days back but that Lamrim Chenmo book would be DISallowed ( ! ! ) in any New Kadampa center. Go figure!

          Most people see that they get more and far better options by COMPLETELY leaving aside Shugden and New Kadampa. Also, most people cannot stand the many vicious and dishonest attacks on the Dalai Lama. I researched all this and sparred with Shugden people online in many threads. Manjusri was on my side.

          Of course, once a person destroys their Mahayana vows and even Refuge then it’s really bad. I am not affected by any Shugden supporters. Best to not cause problems and so avoid vajra hell. Looks like quite a few people jumped off the cliff. The New Kadampa have no future. They burned all their bridges. I can and will counsel ex-NKT people.

          Red Vajrasattva

    • Pastor Jean Ai on Feb 22, 2014 at 1:12 am

      I wish people would judge less and practise more. Whatever Rinpoche practises or does not practise is between him and his root guru, and no one is in the position to judge his sincerity. The fact Rinpoche to this day upholds his monk vows and has established not just one, but now TWO foundations to spread Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage should be sincerity enough. Are we the perfect students to judge? Rinpoche has certainly done much more to keep his promises to his guru than many of us have done.

      Rinpoche’s opinions of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Zong Rinpoche are not contradictory, since both lamas have played key roles in Rinpoche’s life and as their student, Rinpoche needs to respect both of them. So really, if you did not mean any offence, you would not turn something into an issue when there is none.

      Where sometimes we have to speak out, sometimes exercising restraint in our speech is also equally important. The point is the end result which we wish to achieve, and employing the best (not right) method to accomplish that. So one little request if you do wish to leave your opinions here – please use your real name here, in the spirit of sharing and openness. If you have nothing to be ashamed about (of which I am sure you are not!), then remaining anonymous isn’t reflective of that.

    • Vinnie Tan on Feb 22, 2014 at 1:31 am

      Dear Vajra,

      No matter what it is or how unhappy you are about the whole ban issue, you should not be criticising any monks at all. You do not know Tsem Rinpoche enough to be saying things like that.

      By even saying such rude comments about the Dalai Lama who is the incarnation of Chenrezig is also very bad. How can you assure that the Dalai Lama is not trying to spread the Gelug lineage using the ban to create awareness and also curiosity in people that allows them to understand more and hence, find out about the Gelug lineage. How sure are you that this is not what the different Buddhas has arranged for us, allowing someone uncommon to arise?

      All of us as disciples do not have the rights to criticise any high lama or even any monks or practitioners at all. By criticising another practitioner, what difference would it make you different from the rest that are harming those monks that are DS practitioners? The only difference is that you are bullying the non-DS practitioners. With that case, you would also be harming the lineage as you would be causing more differences among those that practice DS and those who do not practice DS. If this is the case, you would not be even considered as a true Buddhist practitioner! Where is the love, and compassion that we should have as Buddhists?

      It is in fact that both Zong Rinpoche and the Dalai Lama has taught Tsem Rinpoche. Zong Rinpoche is indeed Rinpoche’s life, but Dalai Lama has also impacted Rinpoche in certain ways that we may not know. It is very difficult for Tsem Rinpoche. How would you feel if you were in Rinpoche’s shoes? Getting accused by some stranger online on your own blog that you do not respect your guru that is your everything?!

      No matter if someone practices DS or not is not the main issue. The main issue is if the person, or in this case, the lama is doing good. Teaching and helping all that he can through different methods. Which is what Tsem Rinpoche is doing!

      So what if one is a DS practitioner, if they do nothing and only criticise others about their believes creating doubts in others’ minds. Isn’t this going to make the situation worst? Moreover, creating schisms between the teacher and is one of the five deadly sins of creating the student! How would this reflect on yourself and your guru?

      Do you know that based on your comments you can actually mislead people that are new to Buddhism and not allow them to learn Buddhism at all! Is this the main goal that we should aim to achieve? Definitely not!

      What we should be doing is to spread the Dharma to as many people as possible! Why are you doing such things, criticising and creating schisms? This is not what a true practitioner should be doing!

      If this is what a practitioner should be doing, why don’t I see Trijang Rinpoche, Pabongka Rinpoche, Ling Rinpoche, or any high lamas go running around criticising that all other lamas are wrong and they are correct?

      Vajra, it is really rude of you to be making such comments about any monk that you have not even met them in real life and not even knowing how much they have done and sacrificed because of the ban! Do you know how many people you would turn away from Dharma just based on these silly comments that you have made?!

      • Vajra on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:35 am

        Not everyone thinks the Dalai Lama is Chenrezig…

        Vajra

        • jeanai on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:41 am

          Not everyone does. But then again, not everyone believes in creationism (or, on the flip side, evolution). Should we hold that one opinion against them, and use that one opinion to form a blanket judgement about the person’s entire character? 🙂

          • tsering dolma on Sep 19, 2015 at 2:48 pm

            So true. But if that one opinion is affecting millions, if that one opinion is breaking the law and if that opinion is creating disharmony in he society, will u still say so??

        • Elizabeth on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:48 am

          Dear Vajra,
          Not everyone thinks Geshe Kelsang is a valid teacher either. So what? We all have our karmic links to our particular teacher that others may not agree with. So best to remain respectful. I personally don’t care what others think of my guru because it’s between me and my teacher.

          So by saying not everyone thinks Dalai Lama is Chenresig has no point in this debate because the issue is you ‘insulting’ Tsem Rinpoche unnecessarily without proper information. He is definitely devoted to his teacher. You have never met him nor spoken to him so you do not know or fully understand why he takes the stance that he does.

    • Amaravajra on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:36 am

      Dear Vajra,

      I too am a student of Geshe Kelang Gyatso Rinpoche. But I must remind you to not chastise a sangha member (Tsem Rinpoche) even if you don’t agree with his views by saying “shame on you”.

      Tsem Rinpoche I feel is doing the best he can with what he has to work with under the current situations. From his blog I can see he is extremely devoted to his teacher Zong Rinpoche. Tsem Rinpoche as a Tibetan living ‘under’ the shadow of the Dalai Lama and the pressures of his own Tibetan people must not be easy for Tsem Rinpcohe either. Let’s give Tsem Rinpoche some breathing space and rejoice for all he has done.

      Amaravajra

      • Vajra on Feb 22, 2014 at 7:00 am

        I guess I just felt frustrated that Geshe Kelsang is one of the very very few Lamas who sticks out his neck and dares to defend his and his Guru’s beliefs whereas others who could do the same choose not to. Anyway there must be reasons for this that I cannot see. I apologise to everyone on this site for having spoken too strongly and to Tsem Rinpoche. I do rejoice in his activities and I too see how he is devoted to his Guru Zong Rinpoche and to Je Tsongkhapa and Vajrayogini. Again I shouldn’t have spoken the way I did, my apologies.

        Vajra

        • Aw on Feb 22, 2014 at 7:54 am

          Dear Vajra,
          I couldn’t agree more about what Amaravajra told you.Tsem Rinpoche is extremely devoted to his teacher Zong Rinpoche and in fact , it is indescribable and way beyond our level to understand . It bring tears to his eyes whenever Rinpoche think/talk about his guru Zong rinpoche .

          I believe that you devote to Geshe Kelsang Gyatso , But who are we to judge other lama ? And i would certainly not criticize them . Please support your guru with whatever you can do and at the same time please be mindful when you want to talk about others Lama.

          As a student of Tsem Rinpoche, i am proud of myself to have a Guru like him and i also respect to all the teachers of Tsem Rinpoche.

          Really appreciate that you apologize to other dharma brothers and sisters in this blog as it show that you are not narrow minded and a kind person .

  27. Alice Tay on Feb 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    上师Rinpoche 曾经授过教诲与灌顶自格鲁派大师,而其中一位就是第十四世达赖喇嘛。。。

    在一次的机缘之下,通过堪殊强巴耶喜仁波切的请求,第十四世达赖喇嘛接见上师Rinpoche和同时鉴定上师Rinpoche在法定认证的三个转世。。。

    众所周知,第十四世达赖喇嘛是一位在藏传佛教格鲁派最有影响力的人物。。有很多人认为法王是再世的观世音菩萨,因为他的慈悲,宽恕,包容等等,都希望每一个人快乐,平静,远离痛苦。。因此,他曾经被授予过很多荣誉。。。而最原先的是于1989年-诺贝尔和平奖,他成功的维护西藏自由与人民的历史文化遗产所做和平非暴力。。。

    这些种种的认证与教诲自于众多鼎鼎有名的上师,是多么的殊胜。。。显然,上师Rinpoche 强调过传承法脉是多么的重要。。。

    感谢上师Rinpoche 的分享。。。

  28. Sean Wang on Feb 16, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I really respect His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as he had contributed so much to Buddhism. I really wish I had the oppurtunity to meet his holiness.Thank you for sharing this article, Rinpoche.

  29. Pastor Han Nee on Feb 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for allowing us to revisit this post on your thoughts of HH Dalai Lama.

    Rinpoche’s love for, and devotion to HH Dalai Lama, is evident in every line of this post. Rinpoche being so overwhelmed by the Dalai Lama, during the teaching the Dalai Lama gave on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation and when he met the Dalai Lama, bespeaks the tremendous respect and reverence Rinpoche has for the Dalai lama even when he was a child.

    HH Dalai Lama, as Rinpoche aptly puts it is (perhaps) singularly responsible for paving the way for Tibetan Buddhism to spread so swiftly in the West. HH Dalai Lama IS INSEPARABLE FROM TIBETAN BUDDHISM in the eyes of Westerners. Because of Him,great lamas have been able to grow and spread the Dharma with relative ease in the West.

    Today, because of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism is no longer seen as an ‘esoteric’ religion practiced by a small group. It is fast gaining popularity everywhere.

    We. Kecharians, are fortunate that, with the blessings of the Dalai Lama, who had ordained Tsem Rinpoche,we have a great Spiritual Guide, whose wise and compassionate vision has shaped Kechara into what it is today.

  30. Jacinta Goh on Feb 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    There were few moments where Rinpoche paused himself before continuing to talk about H.H. Dalai Lama. It was these few moments that let me realised how highly, holy or simply how precious Rinpoche held H.H. Dalai Lama in his heart. The tone of speech was gentle and soft. It sounded very sincere to me. Thank you for showing us on how should we regards a guru in our heart!

  31. Uncle Eddie on Feb 15, 2014 at 11:09 am

    His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, recipent of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, through his compassion shown, is internationally recognized as a spokesman for Peace, Non-violence, Human rights and an understanding among different cultures and religion. Since leading the Tibetan Government in exile in 1959 when China forcefully occupied Tibet in 1950, He is said to have worked hard to establish educational, cultural and religious institutions to preserve the tibetan culture. A well-known brillant scholar, his words and experience surpassed far beyond the academic! His life is believed to be dedicated to Peace, Human rights, Social changes and the total transformation of the human mind and sufferings of all mankind as well as nature! As said and recognized Worlwide, Dalai Lama’s ability to adhere to, embody and generate Buddhist principles under extreme adversity is the mark of a “True Bodhisattva”! A great many thanks to our Rinpoche for his revealing and sharing. OM MANI PADME HUM.

    • tsering dolma on Sep 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      So true. Eventually it lead him to be a strong politician and disturbed his buddhist mind. And we end up having a strong politician who did a lot for we Tibetans and we loose our the Buddha the Dalai lama in the mist of politics. Today, the situation is different. He hung up his political seats and back to be a religious leader. I only hope and pray that he lift the ban and do the act of a Buddha. If we are fighting and protesting, it’s with the politician.

  32. Choongs on Feb 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    By worldly standards, HH the 14th Dalai Lama is a superhuman to me. Anyone who has watched a video, read a transcript, listened to an audio track, attended a teaching, met him in person or is aware of his daily routine would agree.

    His wisdom, succinct worldview, ability to advise, coach, explain penetratively and enlighten makes him a world leader without peer.

    Beyond accolades and the Nobel Peace Prize (can one win it more than once? 🙂 ), what I always wonder is how all his “work” will translate into a better future for the human race in general and the Tibetan people in particular. How his actions, minor or major, will ensure the further spread, practise and understanding of the Dharma.

    I see some clues now and then, and I pray that within my (this) lifetime, there will be large and positive results to see for we are naturally worried for the next generation.

    OM MANI PADME HUNG

  33. henry ooi on Feb 14, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for reposting this article. I am fortunate to have met and had a photo taken with HH The Dalai Lama when2 Rinpoche asked to go to Dharamsala a few years back.

  34. Sharon Ong on Feb 13, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I am not a Mongolian but would really love to see the golden face of His Holiness the 14th. Dalai Lama just once. 🙂

  35. sankin chin on Feb 13, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you.

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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Dec 1. 2020 10:43 PM
    As long as people have been around looking at the sky trying to understand what they are seeing and understand something strange, something unknown to anyone, and it’s such a powerful thing to discover.

    UFOs has been the topic of some serious mainstream media coverage after the disappearance of Malaysia Flight MH370. This was the biggest and most expensive search ever done in the history of aircraft with no good explanation and no evidence of any wreckage! As the mystery deepens it has become the number one news story that media around the world has been reporting, there may be a UFO abduction connection.

    https://bit.ly/2VjRW0e
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Nov 30. 2020 10:33 PM
    Very Inspire article of an artist, Art have been more than a hobby to the Princess of Polka Dots, Yayoi Kusama. It was her burning passion that lighted the fire in her soul. With so much of struggle since young, and her positive attitude empowered and engaged her to learn the skill professionally. Her creativity contribution was well received and benefited many all over the world.

    As for Yayoi Kusama art was a great escape, a way to be free of the troubles, worries, and horrors in life. Thank you for this valuable teaching and for the fantastic compilation of info and photos. Well., I am fascinated on polka dots art especially on clothing.

    https://bit.ly/3mqNcla

  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 02:00 PM
    Celebrities like Pink , Chrissie Hynde , Sir Paul McCartney, Benji Madden naming a few who had use their fame for good cause. These celebrities truly are using their impactful voices to influence millions to do good, voicing opinions on matters such as fighting against illegal fishing, created viral memes to educate people about climate change, speaking out for women’s rights , eating healthy foods and to be a vegetarian for good to save animals been slaughter and so on. These celebrities have tremendous influence, acting as role models to many young people so as adults, even with their busy schedule. They has been influential in supporting its mission of saving animals been slaughter for human consumption across the globe. Great and truly inspiring.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/cause-celebre-celebrities-with-a-cause.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 01:57 PM
    Looking at the pictures tells us more….sad and heart-felt seeing those innocent kittens is shot dead by someone who is so cruel. How can whoever who did it so senseless . What goes around will comes around. The mother cat kept licking the kittens, from the picture ,heart broken seeing all her love ones dead. Could not imagine that situation, sad that one of the kitten had the chest cut open and heart exposed with the neck tied with a rope. The other three kittens were already been shot yet their heads were stepped on. Horrible death those poor kittens, may these kitten have a good rebirth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/guess-why-the-tragic-cries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 01:55 PM
    Reading this blog and feeling sad . Soolam a Golden Retriever, who was a service dog specifically trained to perform work and assist the writer since as a small furry. Soolam was one loyal companion and dear friend indeed to the writer. To euthanize a furry friend is hard felt for the writer as the Golden Retriever could not stand or walk, and even eat. Whatever he eats will throw out. Looking at the pictures the heartfelt writer hold on spending a precious moments with his doggie before he was euthanized. Soolam was a celebrity featuring in scores of times in newspapers, TV and radio. He even appeared as the main star of a special video about service dogs. The writer brought him everywhere he goes for meetings , travelling long distance and so forth over the decades. Well…. he finally laid to rest with his friend. The writer later found Zhar a new friend during a very strange coincidence.
    A beautiful story indeed , with a happy ending.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/have-you-had-a-friend-like-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 02:09 PM
    From lush rainforest to deserts, frogs are found in every environment on earth. There are many different species as well and colourful too. Unfortunately, an equally-horrific new fad has recently popped up in China, where millions of frogs are being coloured with industrial dyes. Those dyes contains a very high doses of chemical which is harmful to the frogs. They seem to be a popular trend in China and are in high demand at aquariums and ponds , some been keeping it as pets. Everywhere at wet market in China, the dyed frogs are being sold. The effect of injections of chemicals into the frog would be horribly injured or killed the frog. Recording to research the dyes being used on the frogs are dangerous and harmful to human as well.
    May all sales of these coloured frogs must be banned. Its more or less abusing animals in such a way frogs were treated as objects and not living creatures in need of care. In no time all these frogs will go extinction .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/coloured-frogs.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 02:08 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these meaningful and heartfelt pictures of those horses. Yes looking at those pictures indeed paint a thousand words. It is truly sad seeing that poor horse Jerry had to suffer. Making horses pull oversized loads like carriages is indeed cruel. They are forced to toil in all weather extremes, heavy traffic all day long. Well they might suffer in silence debilitating leg problems in long term as they have to walk on hard surfaces. Horses would definitely love to be free living on green fields where it’s a better environment for them. They could run freely as they wish. In many cities, horse-drawn carriages are seen as tourist attractions. Even though horse-drawn carriages have been in use for thousands of years , I do hope more countries will ban horse drawn carriages. Recent years many cities around the world are banning horse-drawn carriages. Great news as horse are not mend for hard surfaces, in heavy traffic and so forth.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/9-special-photos.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 01:49 PM
    There’s nothing in this world like the unconditional happiness our 4-legged buddies give us humans. And, just like our 5 fingers, each of them are gifted with their own personality and unique qualities.

    We should have a first hand knowledge before adopting one. Dog behaviour can be puzzling to both new and experienced dog owners.Thank you very much for the informative article.


    https://bit.ly/33l4Qzo
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 01:10 AM
    Thank you for the beautiful and historical sharing of Baba Nyonya community in Malaysia. As we know this group is small and their journey begins first at Malacca, then continued to Penang, Singapore, and Indonesia.

    The intermarriage between Chinese and Malay except formed a unique lifestyle and also created out a new culture, customs, festivals, tradition foods clothing, design and entertainment.

    May this rich culture and colourful tradition be preserved and practiced by the younger generation, and do hope this special heritage will live everlasting with us.

    https://bit.ly/3lbHmCK
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:28 PM
    Every where there is spirits or unseen beings . Even old tress do have spirits too. Heard of it those days but for one to see it daily is scary. I am sure Rinpoche’s mother had goose bumps seeing the old man spirit. Luckily not a harmful spirit. Tree spirit is a nature deity related to a tree and are present in many cultures. As many of us do believed that if we cut down a tree with a spirit dwelling in it, is not so good. We are disturbing them. To avoid any misfortune we have prayers to appease the tree spirits, asking their permission to do so…..clearing obstacles or any ugly incident happenings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-tree.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:26 PM
    nspiring video of a Portuguese boy with strong imprints. His dinner plate was served with rice, potatoes and octopus tentacles. After some questioning he told his mother that animals are not supposed to be eaten, but to be taken care of. This surprised his mother as her young son understands about the killings of animals. He don’t want to hurt animals , he knew the pain and sufferings of animals been killed . That’s wonderful , it’s a good beginning for a young boy to have compassion for animals at such a young age.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/portuguese-4-yo-boy-doesnt-want-to-eat-meat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:22 PM
    Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical belief that the soul after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life’s karma. Psychiatrist Ian Stevenson has investigated many reports of young children who claimed to remember a past life. Interesting findings. The belief in reincarnation is held by adherents of almost all major religions. Hence life after death and the possibility of reincarnation do happen. What happens to us when we die? Well this is an old question for which religions have provided answers with faith. One of the mysteries puzzling human mind since the origin of mankind is the concept of “reincarnation”. I do believe in reincarnation and have come across friends who remembered their past lives. Recently I met an Indian Sikh lady who’s past life was a Buddhist. Beautiful stories from her too.
    Interesting read of this blog tells us more.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-mysteries-reincarnation.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 03:58 PM
    Thank you for the article and video sharing. It’s sad to see the reality of live of some people in the world has to go through so much suffering at younger age to survive.

    The early involvement of child labour is caused by their parents due the families economic hardship, parents need their help to perform their work or replacements when they are sick or old. Unfortunately the brick kiln management taking opportunity to misuse the labour by performing multiple task and treating them as slave.

    I do greatly appreciate the rightful action will be taken to prevent and to provide the new guidelines against the brick kiln owners who have tried to exploit workers.

    https://bit.ly/2UZha3N
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 01:54 PM
    Interesting read about Goddess Gemu, being worshipped by the ancient tribal community Mosuo people in both Shamanistic Animism Tibetan Buddhism. The Mosuo are considered the last-remaining matriarchal society in China, where they are a culturally-rich people. The traditional Mosuo religion worships nature, with Lugu Lake regarded as the Mother Goddess. Their practice is incorporated to the Tibetan Buddhism practice in the region for decades. The Mosuo has their own syncretic faith called Daba and the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. The Goddess Gemu is the most widely worshipped by the Mosuo people. Glad to note that the traditional shamanism based Daba faith is concertedly with the Tibetan Buddhism faith. The Zha Mei monastery which is a gelupa monastery had a strong affiliation with Dorje Shugden and at the same accepted the worshiping of this Goddess. The 5 th Panglung Kuten did took Dorje Shugden trance at this monastery . Strangely the CTA cannot accept the practice of Dorje Shugden on the hand could accept an unenlightened protector deity Godess Gemu. The practice of Dorje Shugden is indeed very beneficial so as the practice of Daba faith to the Mosus people.
    Well, may the Dorje Shugden ban soon going down into history for the benefits of all sentient beings.
    Thank you Valentina for a detail write up on the Gemu Goddess and those rare pictures of oracles by Dr.Joseph Rock who had explored the Tibetan borderlands .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/gemu-goddess-of-mosuo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 01:52 PM
    Walpola Rahula Thero was a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, world renowned scholar and writer. Dr. Rahula is the first Buddhist monk to become a professor in a Western world. He has written extensively about Buddhism in English, French and Sinhalese. He was noted not only for his erudition but also for his strong socialist views. During his lifetime he was awarded several awards for his incredible work towards harmony.
    (Whatever we are Theravada or Mahayana, as Buddhists we all accept the Buddha as our Master who gave us the Teaching.)…..well said.
    Ven. Rahula was later instrumental in encouraging the formation of the first Theravada temple in the United States. He spent most of his life in teaching and lecturing before going back to Sri Lanka where he passed away. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ven-dr-walpola-rahula-thero-the-theravadan-academic.html

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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
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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
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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
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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
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
3 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
3 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
6 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
9 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
9 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
9 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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