My Childhood in Taiwan…Revisiting…

Nov 1, 2015 | Views: 9,045

This was me in Taipei, Taiwan...

In December 2008 I went to Taiwan to do a ritual for a special family and visited the old street and apartment I lived in until 1972. I went with Irene, Seng Piow, Fat Monk and Paul to Taiwan. They came to assist me. There was a lady there by the name of Ms Kuan who was my mother’s schoolmate in Taiwan and her sister was going for a serious heart operation, so I needed to do some pujas. We did the pujas in the hotel room with the Kuan family and of course the ill sister. I did the puja today and she was checking into the hospital tomorrow. Divination said that her operation would be a success. I very much wanted to go to Taiwan to do this puja in person as I owe the Kuan family my sincere gratitude. Let me explain…

My mother is of Royal Mongolian lineage. When she and family immigrated to Taiwan from their homeland, she was a schoolgirl. She went to school in Taipei and had a good friend named Ms Kuan. My father left Tibet and had a wife/three kids already when he met my mom in Taiwan. He never told my mom and she became pregnant with me. He couldn’t marry her and confessed to having a family already in Tibet (they came to Taiwan later). My mom was beyond consoling. Her pain and hurt was tremendous. The shame and stigma that time with her parents, relatives and community was too much for her to bear. She secretly gave birth to me in Taiwan General Hospital and then gave me up. My mom immigrated to the US.

My mom’s mother (grandmother) found a Taiwanese family to take care of me for US$50 per month and would visit me from time to time. This lady caretaker was called Shi-mama. She had a husband and three sons living in a small second floor apartment across from a school. Well, I was taken there. Before my mom left she asked Ms Kuan to visit me from time to time but never openly admitting I was her son. My mom got married in the US and lived in Philadelphia with husband/two sons.

Shi-mama had her own huge problems and didn’t treat me very nicely. Her sons were very abusive towards me punishing me whenever they can for the smallest mistakes. I was a small kid. Ms Kuan and her brother Mr Kuan noticed. They would often come down to where I stayed and take me into their home in the Taiwan mountains to spend weekends. They would wash me, feed me real well, buy me toys and play a lot with me. They were VERY VERY VERY KIND to this illegitimate boy and I looked forward to visiting them. I didn’t know who they were at all, but I just remember a very nice lady with a kind brother who always was kind to me. It took thirty years for me to find them again and re-unite. It was a teary re-union. I realized now that Ms Kuan really cared about me and wanted to adopt me, but my grandmother would not let her. I don’t know why. I would have loved to stay with her and call her my mom. But that was not to be. I was taken to the United States against my wishes in 1971 and given to a Mongolian Family in Howell, New Jersey.

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This is the set up for the puja I did for Ms Kuan's sister going for heart surgery the very next day. I am so glad I was able to go.

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Doing some rituals for Ms Kuan's sister. Her surgery was successful and until today I am glad to update she is fine.

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This was myself as a baby in Taipei, Taiwan.

Again, where this was taken, I don't know...but somewhere in Taipei...

I don't know who was holding me, but I looked happy.

This horse was given to me by my grandmother Dechen Minh...I loved the horse. Shi-mama only let me play with it when grandma came to visit. Otherwise I never saw the horse. But I remember it very well.

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I don't know how old I was in this, but these pictures were kept and given to me by my adopted mother Dana Bugayeff in New Jersey. But these pictures were taken in Taipei for sure. Ms Kuan and her brother says I still look the same!!!!

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Ms Kuan told me I was very happy, friendly, intelligent, extremely playful and smiled a lot. I guess over the years, I had less and less reason to smile...because in my teenage years living on my own in Los Angeles, people commented I should smile more.

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Yes, this was me. In a twist, I met my natural birth mother (Dewa) in the US several times. She would visit me at my step parents house in New Jersey but never letting me know she was my mother. She told me that when I was seven months old, monks and senior lamas came to her in Taiwan and said I was a reincarnated lama and that they should take me to the Monastery to be enthroned when I was a little older. She told me, she wouldn’t allow them to take me. I asked her why. She said, if I was a real incarnation, when I grow up I would prove who I am by my actions. I told my mother that whoever was watching over me at that time should have let me go since no one else wanted me. I would have loved to have gone to the Monastery at a young age. Instead I was shipped to the United States. I was very unhappy there even at a young age. I knew when I was older I would travel and live in distant lands. Where I didn’t know, but somewhere in the East was what I always felt when I was very young.

 

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This is a picture of me with Ms Kuan who was very loving, kind and caring to me after my mother left me to Shi-mama’s care. Ms Kuan would come often to visit me at Shi-mama’s place…I looked forward to Ms Kuan’s visits so so so much…I remember clearly…She treated me just like her own child. She is never married or had children of her own.

 

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This is me reuniting with Ms Kuan like 36 years later!!!! Can you imagine?? I didn't meet this lovely person for that long. I looked for her and found her. Irene did extensive research and found her for me. I was so glad to have found her. I thank Irene so much. I thank Ms Kuan so much for being kind to a child that experienced very little kindness living in Taiwan. I cannot express the amount of gratitude I feel toward Ms Kuan as it is beyond words.

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I offered Ms Kuan a watch and my heartfelt thanks. She is crying here. She is so soft. I have given her thangkas, statues and malas already. I want her to be safe. The gifts I have given her in no way match what she did for me...what she did for me lives in my heart forever. Kind people like her with no agenda are so rare.

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While in Taiwan, our little group went to see a Chinese opera. I like Chinese opera. It is such a rich form of cultural expression.

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This is me with Mr Kuan. The kind and very nice brother of Ms Kuan. He used to buy me toys, take me to men’s public baths and wash me thoroughly and carry me on his shoulders. I never forgot this kind gentle man. I just didn’t know who he was at the time. In Taiwan, they have public baths and Shi-mama didn’t wash me very well, but Mr Kuan with give me thorough scrubbings in these baths. I enjoyed them very much. I think he had a lot of pity for a kid like me. I thank you so much Mr Kuan for being such a kind man. I will never forget your kindness.

 

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This is me re-uniting with Mr Kuan 36 years later. It was very emotional. I was the kid he scrubbed and cleaned. I was the kid he use to have ride on his shoulders. I was that little neglected child that he showed love to…Thank you Mr Kuan for being so kind to a child that needed parents he didn’t have. This child now a grown up me, will NEVER FORGET you and Ms Kuan’s kindness. I will show kindness to others remembering you both always. Your kindnesses will not have been wasted on me…I promise.

 

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This is myself at the age of around six years old standing in front of the Chiang Kai Shek bust at my school in Taipei.

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Amazing, the bust was still there when I visited my school again in 2008.

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This is me on the playground of my school that remember clearly even now...

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At the entrance of my school in Taipei, Taiwan nearly four decades later...strange feeling...

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The road name of my school. Ms Kuan took us to the school.

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Wow...this is the school.

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Me in front of my old school. The courtyard changed though. This school is right across the street from where I stayed with Shi-mama.

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The white corner building on the 2nd floor is where I lived until I was seven years old before I was taken to the United States. My caretaker Ms Shi-mama, her husband, three sons and me all squeezed into the 2nd floor of this building. The ground floor had a small store (still there) by another tenant and the 1st floor was another tenant also. We didn’t have much space upstairs, but we squeezed in.

Nearly everyday after school I would sneak upstairs to the 2nd floor and leave my school bag and cap on the stairs to the apartment and go off. I would wander the streets until late at night daily until I was very tired and then sneak into the apt to sleep. Sometimes one or two of the three boys would wake up and make me kneel on rice on the floor to punish me. I didn’t go home much because there was not a lot of care, affection or food given to me. Most nights after school I would be given white rice with sugar mixed into it and that was about all. My teeth were nearly all rotten and had extensive dental work done when I arrived in the US. There would be much punishments from the three boys and sorry to say, my caretaker didn’t care much about me much…I was a job to her…and I lived with her for 24 hours a day for years… It was not a happy time for me at all.

I went with a small group of friends from Malaysia and the store owner on the ground floor still remembers me after 36 years when we inquired!!!!! Amazing. There are more buildings on the streets but I do recognize this building I lived in. The street seemed cleaner than I remembered also. Across the street from this building are two schools (still there). One is a elementary school that I attended and the other is a high school. It was strange walking down this street and seeing the school after 36 years. Ms Kuan remembered where I had stayed with Shi-mama.

 

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The second floor with a lot of stray plants growing is the apt I lived in until seven. Wow...36 years later I return for the first time and I do recognize it and it is still standing.

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This is the number plate of the house I lived in Taipei as a very young child...

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My biological mom's brother or rather my uncle. His name is David Minh. It was the first time I have ever met him. He has lived in Taiwan most of his life with wife and children. I've never met his wife/children. This is us meeting and conversing in the hotel (Taipei). He knows about me, but I never met him. He told me more of my background and how my mom's family left their homeland and ended up in Taiwan.

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My Royal Uncle and me (The black and white portrait above is my uncle during his younger days). He has been a minor celebrity in Taiwan for being Mongolian Royalty and has been interviewed/written about for decades in their media. He is coming out with his book. He speaks fluent Mongolian, Mandarin-Chinese and very good English. It was nice meeting him. He is my only uncle on my mother’s side. My mom has no other siblings. I have more relatives from their side of the family in Xinjiang that I have never met. I heard they would like to meet me. Irene and Seng Piow visited them and connected them to me. But I am yet to visit.

 

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This is the family I was adopted into in the United States. They are of Kalmyk (Mongolian) heritage. They emigrated to the US during War World Two. They settled in New Jersey and made a life for themselves there. This is a photo of my step mom Dana Bugayeff, her daughter Lidshma and my step dad Boris Bugayeff. Of course that’s me in the front.

I thought I’d share a little of myself more on this post. I will share more in the future. I have tons of pictures of me growing up in Howell, New Jersey and many stories to share along with the photos…

 

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

This is a short video of myself giving dharma to Ms Kuan’s family and oral transmission to the long life mantra of Je Tsongkapa. It will benefit them very much.

 


 

A video of part of my meeting with my Uncle for the first time. Remember I knew of him, but never met him. He is the only sibling of my birth mother Dewa. It was nice to meet him and get more background on my family which many things I did not know for the past fourty years. Thank you Uncle David Minh for your time. I hope your book comes out soon. I am interested to read it.

 

This post was originally published on June 20, 2010

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  1. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:19 am

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

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

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

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

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

    Zong Rinpoche and myself

  2. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:17 am

    View
    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. Samfoonheei on Oct 29, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Its wonderful to know or visiting someone who have taken care of us during childhood. Its important to remember and repaying to those who have loved us and were helped in life. It does not matter whether it is little deeds, little sacrifices, little kindnesses. Having old pictures to recall is simply wonderful. Rinpoche had gone through hard times during childhood yet it does not stop him from revisiting to the place, people schools and so forth. Meeting his uncle for the first time and caretaker Ms Shi-mama is indeed wonderful. It’s a down memory lane for Rinpoche.
    Thank You Rinpoche for this sharing…..interesting read and beautiful pictures to recall back.

  4. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:26 am

    A poem by Tsem Rinpoche

  5. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 6:10 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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  6. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 17, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  7. Jigme Yonten on May 16, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing Rinpoche

  8. Lim Han Nee on Oct 30, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    In this post on Tsem Rinpoche’s childhood in Taiwan,there are two very powerful teachings from Rinpoche. One is not to allow suffering to repress us and not to hold on to these hurtful experiences of the past. The second is that of remembering and repaying the kindness of others, in this case, Kuan Mama and her brother, who were about the only people who showed Rinpoche the light of kindness in an otherwise dark and loveless childhood.

    As a child in TaIwan, given over for adoption to Shwi Mama as a baby until the age of six, Rinpoche was not loved or cared for at all by his foster mother and her three sons who were nothing but bullies. Not only was Rinpoche not properly fed,but he was also cruelly punished by them for no apparent reason. They made him kneel on rice grains!After school he was left to wander around hungry and without means to get food.Yet,looking at Rinpoche’s pictures from his childhood, where we see him smiling all the time, we would never have imagined that he was suffering so much. Impossible as it may seem,he was nonetheless a happy child.Rinpoche made the choice of not letting his suffering from the past pull him down, but instead learn from it never to make others suffer like he was made to suffer.

    However , there was a bright spot in Rinpoche’s miserable childhood. His birth mother’s friend Kuan Mama and her brother came to visit him frequently and took him out.Seeing that he was not even properly scrubbed or cleaned, they would bathe him and clean him up. They would feed him well and buy him toys.

    Hence four decades later, Rinpoche remembers their kindness and repays them with gifts including statues, malas and thangkas. Rinpoche had pujas and prayers done for Kuan Mama and her family when they went for surgery. Furthermore, he gave them dharma and the oral transmission of Je Tsongkhapa’s long life mantra , which he knew they truly needed. As Rinpoche says,he could not do enough to repay their kindness, but because of their kindness, he is repaying it by showing kindness to others as they did to him.

  9. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 1:04 am

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

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  10. Freon on Oct 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Rinpoche do not hesitate to share the bitter childhood that Rinpoche experienced to inspired people who have similar experiences to stand up and be benefit to sentient being. There are many unhappy marriage ended up child abuse in the family. And when the child grow up the hatred they have is either grow into action to hurt other or they hurt themselves.

    Everywhere Rinpoche goes, Rinpoche give dharma to people. This is a best gift for people. Not only protect the person in this life, but, also next life. Rinpoche always appreciate and remember people who have kind heart. Rinpoche repay them with dharma. This acts inspired me to repay people who are kind to me by using Dharma.

    Kwan Mama is a very kind people. She has pure heart. Perhaps a kind person could meet a Bodhisattva.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this reunion pictures

    Love
    Freon

  11. Sharon Ong on Oct 17, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    This one bit really moved me – I was the kid he scrubbed and cleaned. I was the kid he use to have ride on his shoulders. I was that little neglected child that he showed love to…Thank you Mr Kuan for being so kind to a child that needed parents he didn’t have. This child now a grown up me, will NEVER FORGET you and Ms Kuan’s kindness. I will show kindness to others remembering you both always. Your kindnesses will not have been wasted on me…I promise.

    It is amazing how much impact kindness can have on people, especially for someone like Rinpoche. Lesson learnt: Pay it forward. When you have experienced kindness, extend the same to others.

  12. Valentina Suhendra on May 12, 2016 at 6:21 am

    I always find it fascinating to read about Rinpoche’s life stories. Even as a child he experienced abuse, not being fed or cared for very well.

    What I found amazing is even when he was experiencing numerous challenges, he still found the courage to smile and look happy. Little that people know then that the boy would grow up to benefit many people.

  13. Tshering on Apr 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    i am very touched and moved after going through Rinpoche’s growing stages in life. i nearly cried twice when you met with Kuan siblings after 36 years.

    Bless me with you blessing throughout my life.

    From Bhutan

    • Joy on Apr 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you Tshering for your sincere comment. I still remember when I first met Rinpoche, Rinpoche told me a gist of his childhood… I was in shock and I too almost cried. I could not believe someone like Rinpoche had to go through such hardships. It made me realise Rinpoche’s great kindness and ability to forgive others who have mistreated him and his perseverance to do the Dharma come what may. This gave me a little courage and faith to do Dharma as I was very new to Dharma at that time.

      It is inspiring to know/read such real life stories (almost like a Hollywood movie) come to life before our very eyes when we discover more about Rinpoche past and how Rinpoche arose from all the negative experiences into a light for so many beings; like a lotus arising from the mud, that is the nature of a Bodhisattva. I do think someone like Rinpoche purposely incarnate into such situations to teach us, so that it would be easier for us lay people to relate with. If Rinpoche did not “give up” then we should not either in pursue of spiritual liberation.

  14. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Nov 25, 2015 at 10:28 am

    You wonder, how unhappy must someone be with their own lives that they could mistreat a child in the way Shi Mama did with Rinpoche? That is not the behaviour of a happy person; happy people don’t abuse, tortue and mistreat an innocent, hapless, defenceless child.

    People talk about leading difficult lives but Rinpoche is someone who experienced obstacles even before he was born. How many of us would be able to tolerate such difficulties and overcome them, AND not carry the burden of anger or hatred for those who have wronged him?

    This post has always inspired me because it reflects for me all the aspects of Rinpoche’s character – perseverance, determination, a love for the Dharma, a prevailing ability to forgive and the power of prayer and Rinpoche’s compassion to be reborn in a place and time that benefits the most people.

    It also reflects for me a deep gratitude in Rinpoche to all who have shown him kindness, even if people may mistakenly consider him “too young” to remember or to know what’s going on. As someone who has had the privilege of spending quite a lot of time with Rinpoche, I can definitely say that no act of kindness goes unnoticed by Rinpoche. Even if the kindness isn’t directed at Rinpoche personally, Rinpoche always finds a way to repay people’s good motivation to encourage their positive behaviour in that manner.

    For me, when reading this post, it is quite clear – the key to leading a happy life of peace and light is by focusing out. By focusing on the pains of others, we stop focusing on the pains we experience and they therefore lose their power to scar our minds.

  15. Thering Dong on Nov 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Rinpoche la.I m very happy an exited to read your story during childhood struggle.and I m also crying during read your story becoz I know struggle in life during childhood life when there is one one in our life to help an support us.during that period someone help u an hold u without any reason that person is very very thankfully an give thanks to that person it return. Thanks .an happy to read or story.

  16. Jean-Paul on Mar 11, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Hye Rimpoché!

    My deep love

    JP

  17. pema thrinley on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    moving and inspiring life story …rinpoche

  18. wangchuk Hexzo on Jul 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your life and opening your heart to all of us..We are so blessed to have you in our lives. How you have endure during early childhood. It is heartening to know the truth and i look forward to go through your work towards all sentient beings.

  19. Mendrel Zangmo on Jan 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Greetings from Bhutan Rinpoche, i liked your post in facebook, i just hit the like button,but very like button came only today, unless i read your biography with your beautiful pictures, when you were kid. It’s pleasure to meet you here, i was in tears along with Ms Kaun, i did not even notice until my tears rolling down, so emotional, it was like a fairy tale i read in books, anyway glad to be a member here in your website, wish a very very long life and good wishes. Tashi Delek! Dharma sister

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  21. abby f on Jan 8, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for all the photos and stories, I enjoyed reading it. To know what Rinpoche experienced in the past is very important, as we have to understand, the kindness, love and care and Rinpoche gives to all of us today is not something we can take for granted.

    From what Rinpoche experienced in Taiwan, that Rinpoche wandered on the street until He felt tired and went home to sleep, I could feel how lonely Rinpoche was at that time, and as a small kid, Rinpoche doesn’t deserve that. And Rinpoche was being bullied in the house, and no one ever helped him.

    But we all know how much compassion and care Rinpoche has for EVERYONE… Rinpoche takes care of us and everytime we go for His resident to hear teachings, Rinpoche will make us feel like we are home! The lonely kid in the past turned into someone who has great care and love for everyone. Some people would just blame others, blame the whole world for his/her sad experience in the past. He/she would use the bad/pain experience as excuses for them to hurt others, to lie, or simply to get attention with a wrong way.

    Rinpoche shows us a good example that we can heal our mind by relief others pain. 🙂

  22. Venix on Dec 13, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Dear Tshem Rinpoche,
    Thank you for your sharing. It reminds me how important for a tight relationship in our life.
    I wish your guidance can spread to more people in the world and continue receive blessing from Tsem Rinpoche.
    Thanks.

    Regqrds,
    Venix

  23. Chris on Oct 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Today I had the time to read through your childhood story, from the out side you had transformed yourself totally, had overcomes, all those circumstance. How amazing your cultivation spirit was able to bring true salvation to yourself in time of great loneliness and set back.

    I had grown up in a similar circumstance while I was young, my mother was married to my father in an unhappy relationship. He became abusive after a few of marriage. I had an older sister and a younger sister. My mother left my father when I was 3 y/o as she was not able to cope with the daily abuse from my father and had to move back to live with my grand parents. Shortly after that my mother also left us all 3, I was 6 at the time. First we were left with my older aunt, who also had 4 daughters herself. She was a single mother as well, during that time we were regularly abused and had to work hard daily for their local business, until late at night before we were allowed to go to sleep. We were treated no different from an animal, you have to obey their command, if they said “you stand” you have to stand, “you eat” you have to eat, and you not allow to go to bed early, I was deeply feeling sorry for my little sister, she got knock on the head almost every day by those older than her. I was powerless to defend her, as i had been abused myself. My biggest regret was, I was not able to stand up for her during those time to defend her. A few year later we were all got splits up and had to live with different relatives. But I never forgotten those time how we were treated, I didn’t care much about how I got abused and abandoned by my parents, but felt sorry for my little sister the most. I was lucky to have live with my grand mother for a few years, she regularly went to the temple to listen to Buddhas teaching, and I accompanied her there almost every weekend.

    At one point my father came to my grand mother’s place and told me not to attend his wedding when he got remarried a year later. That, it was not so hard to take because I never felt the love and care from him in the first place. I lost contact with him ever since.

    Later we received a letter from my mother, she arrived in Australia, and got remarried with 2 kids. We had to cross border by foots, hidden with land mines, to be as a refugee to be reunited with her again in Australia, I was at the age of 11. My greatest disappointment was, when we got reunited my mother she never made up for what had happen, not long after my little sister often got punished by mother regularly whenever my step father complained, because of little mistakes she made. I was heart broken for her, her life was full of hardship, but she was very good and intelligence girl. Later in her late 20 she committed and devoted her life to study Buddhism until now. I’m really happy for her now.

    Personally, I didn’t hate my mother for what she did, I was only disappointed with her for those year of neglects and abandonment, because I know she went through a lot of hardship herself. I continued to stand by her. I never said anything to her whenever i got abused by my step father, most of the time it was mental abused. Because I didn’t want her to be worried, a few years after I finished high school, I founded out he cheated on my mother. If not for the regular argument ans abuse on my mother, I would not have interfered and kick him out, there was no happiness, the argument was almost daily. I believe I done the right thing, a year or two later he got married again. That was the last time I heard about him.

    Since that time I worked hard to support her financially. Now, my mother is also practicing Buddhism, but she never acknowledge her past mistakes, I felt it was important in order to have closure.

    Today, I read your story, you went through many difficulty and overcomes many set back, you receive many praises and admiration from me. Your are my source of inspiration by giving the care and love, and not expecting anything back. You are a true Bodhisattva Rinpoche. Thanks you for sharing.

  24. Tshering Yangzom on Oct 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Dear Ven Rimpoche, I’m touched by your sentiment. I just feel weepy to go through your life story. Please keep up your spirits. Your sentiments and love has got strong effect on my mentality. I hope and wish your mom will realise her mistake in abandoning you. My prayer, hugs and kisses to your Eminence.
    I’m close to you every time, because I always go through your blog, though comments were not given.
    thank you.

    Tshering

  25. karma lhaden on Sep 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Rinpoche,I always read ur page,today reading about ur childhood made me cry so much.It is so heartaching…I m ur great fan plz bless me!!

  26. tshewang zangmo on Jul 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I am so sad and were tearful tear from my eye..wen i reads your childhood story…its really touch my heart..and glad to meet you Rinpoche once but wat to do ..i know it is not possible la….so any way wat ever its happen its happen for good ..that much i know la….so i will be connected to u through mail la…beacause i have to learn so many things fron you la..and more over i love to learn religious la…till than have a good days n take care la…..

  27. julia Tan on Jul 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    It is very warm hearted read this post. Rinpoche finally meet up and manage to reunion with Rinpoche’s uncle after 36 years. To meet Kwan Mama and her brother, who used to take care of Rinpoche when there was not one else did. They are the only people who gave Rinpoche love and kindness. Now they are old especially Rinpoche’s uncle. Rinpoche came back to Taiwan to meet all of them and wanted to repay their kindness by giving them powerful blessings and teachings. To make sure all of them are fine and healthy. Rinpoche’s blessings and teachings are priceless. I hope in future I will be able to meet Kwan Mama and the brother also Rinpoche’s uncle. May be Ms Han and I can go together!

  28. Han on Jun 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I had the fortune to visit Ms Kuan and Mr Kuan in Taiwan. They are very humble and their care and love towards Rinpoche is unconditional.
    I told myself, whenever I visit Taiwan again, I will visit them and bring gifts to repay their kindness for taking good care of Rinpoche.

  29. Deki Yangzom on Feb 4, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I just couldn’t hold myself from tears reading Rinpoche’s story and most of all the kindness of Mr.Kuan and Ms.Kuan touched my heart. I’m deeply inspired to practice compassion diligently! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. With Great Reverence, Deki.

  30. phoebe on Jul 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche:

    Nice to have a chance to meet you at the Maha Vihara temple.Appreciate to have fate to meeting you,sad to know that your child hood story.Past is past,the important things is you to convert your love to us ,might be this is an universal power to arrange you with us,to share the love and kindless amount us.Guide more people and help them to glow with kindless,love and peace.

    Regards,

    Phoebe

  31. Elsie Toy on Jul 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    Thank you for very much for the video and I get to listen to the mantra in the video. It is emotional for me to watch the video and having to meet someone who care for you during your childhood days and they are now old. As I mentioned earlier that my previous job in a marketing company takes most of my for practice. I am glad that I am able to listen to the mantra once again. Yes, I will re-start my practice again and not be lazy.

  32. Patricia mcshay on May 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your life and opening your heart.. we are all so Blessed to have You in our lives .

  33. Irene Lim on May 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    A little Buddha living amongst the Taiwanese in Taipei…. a non-fiction. They must have some good karmic link ….

  34. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I’ve always tried to put myself in Rinpoche’s shoes and when i do it successfully I can’t help but feel somewhat emo reading this.
    I’ve read sort of the same content many times, still gets me sometimes.
    Growing up with so much attention and care I can still have complaints growing up. I can’t imagine what it must have been like for Rinpoche when he was that young.

  35. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Thank you for the teaching of gratitude to all the people who have stopped by our lives. Some seen, some unseen, some known , some unknown, some for a briefest of moments and some for a lifetime.
    May I be able to repay all their kindnesses….

  36. benji on Oct 16, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    When i looked at the pictures and excerpts in this posting and the other (more extensive) one, on Rinpochela’s life story, i was very overwhelmed. It practically had all the episodes of a tear-jerker movie! It could really tug off your heartstrings! If i had to go through all those hardships, i would have shattered to pieces! HOWEVER, Rinpochela TRANSCENDED them – and in following his life story, we must LEARN to be strong too. i think if we just regard it as another ordinary life story, it would be in vain for Rinpochela to tell his life story; and do no justice to those wonderful people in the U.S. getting the details of the story. Most of all, THANK YOU RINPOCHELA, for sharing your life story!

  37. koh hee peng on Oct 13, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I’m happy for you that you are able to re-unite with Ms. Kuan and Mr. Kuan who took care of you when you were little after 36 years apart. Your perseverence in repaying back the kindness of those who took great care of you when you were a kid set a great example for us to be grateful and always remember the kindness of others at all times and to repay back the kindness of others in anyway possible.

    Thank you for sharing the oral transmission for long life mantra of Je Tsongkhapa. Thank you.

  38. KT on Oct 9, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,
    Thank you so much for sharing your life with us. I cried a lot, reading about your sufferings growing up.
    I am female, in my late 30’s and endured beatings and racism from 2 step fathers and then bashings from my real father growing up, I also had suicide attempts, sleeping in the street, cold, hungry the times I ran away, until I could bear no more and I left home when I was 15yo. I am not complaining, I feel great compassion for my step fathers and father.
    And on a lighter note, I also get asked if I’m italian, thai, african, spanish, indian, phillipino, french haha
    I somehow picked up my first dharma book when I was 12yo, and have since travelled to Tibet, with regular crips to India and Nepal.
    I now own half a diamond company, but from deep in my heart, I have always wanted to be a nun, I am yet to ask one of my Precious Guru’s if this is what I am to do…
    Rinpoche, I am so happy I found you.

  39. David Lai on Oct 2, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for this wonderful account of your journey to Taiwan and back into time. It is really moving and I often come to this page to relive Rinpoche’s poignant childhood. Kuan Mama is quite right, you do look similar to your childhood pictures. You were exceptionally adorable and very photogenic which makes it heart-wrenching to know what you went through. The photos are very beautiful and nostalgic. Perhaps, one day they will be the locations for a wonderful movie of Rinpoche’s life that will inspire many to the Dharma. I found the part that moved me the most was when Rinpoche said that you will show kindness to others in remembrance of the kindness Kuan Mama and her brother.

  40. Mimi Chua on Sep 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting the video on 21 Sep 2010. I listen to the 5-line Migtsema to learn the correct pronounciation. Re: Tsem Rinpoche meeting How Mama. I am trying to understand why the 3 verse Du Pung Ma Lu Jom Dzey Sang Wey Dag (as we learnt from the prayer book) is different from the video above.

    • tsemtulku on Sep 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm

      As I already mentioned, this form of migtzeyma is the LONG LIFE VERSION so the third line has a variation different than the one we are use to. This form I am giving oral transmission to is to help increase a person’s life. Both forms are ok. Tsem Tulku

      • Mimi Chua on Sep 23, 2010 at 9:19 pm

        Rinpoche. Thank you for the explanation & clarification.

  41. Anila on Sep 23, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Every naration of Rinpoche’s childhood would always bring tears to my eyes. Imagine at such a young age he was being abused by his caretaker Shi Mama who does not care about him but only for the money that was paid for the babysitting I guess. But lucky for Rinpoche Ms Kuan Rinpoche’s mom school mate and Mr Kuan her brother would often visit Rinpoche at Shi Mama to give some happiness and love to Rinpoche until the age of 7 years when Rinpoche was sent to US to be adopted by Mongolian parents. Here again Rinpoche suffered at the hands of his stepmother who happen to be sufferring from an illness and he would be abused again. Even when Rinpoche became a monk he was suffering in the Monastery due to malnutrition. Rinpoche must be a Bodhisattva to endure these sufferings to show us an example of what sufferings are and to appreciate those who have been kind to us.

  42. Winnie Wang on Sep 23, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Rinpoche, what was your Chinese name back then?

    (I live near your old school!)

    • tsemtulku on Sep 23, 2010 at 7:24 pm

      My Chinese name at that time was 葛宜山

  43. sim k.y on Sep 23, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Dear Rinpoche,after resd through rinpoche’s childhood life for couple of times,what inspired me most is the great loving kindness/compassion that rinpoche heritaged even though rinpoche had struck by tough conditions which it is unbearable to most of us, i guess.
    A picture explain all the good quality of rinpoche being a sincere and diligent great guru to set people free from suffering and we are so lucky enough to link with rinpoche due to good karma seed planted for many eons.
    We can see rinpoche strong determination on doing dharma works to benefit more peoples of the ten direction after divination was made by H.E Zong rinpoche.When we are down and upset by obstacles,this great quality will come automatically in my mind and all the unhappiness gone,because it is just like a small peas compared to the hardness that rinpoche went through.
    Thank for rinpoche again and may the buddha bless rinpoche to have good health and continuously loose a rain of realisation to the heart of his student.

    • patsy on Sep 23, 2010 at 7:26 pm

      It is so amazing that even though Rinpoche has a very tough and difficult childhood, yet Rinpoche did not let those negative imprints pulled him down but Rinpoche did the opposite by transforming those imprints to become such a great Guru with a big heart filled with unconditional love and compassion.

  44. Ling on Sep 22, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,
    Reading this in the privacy of my office den, I am very filled with emotions. I am very much in a reflective mode…having read your touching blog and the many heartfelt sharing from our Dharma brothers and sisters.

    Thank you very much for sharing your life stories – such personal snippets which are episodes filled with so much love, understanding, kindness. The way they are dealt and turned around with positive strides and not let one ounce of bitterness creep into the heart… but instead be filled with loving kindness… something that is so very difficult to do in our daily context.

    My heart is filled with warmth, inspiration and aspiration to be a truly better person.
    With Folded Hands +
    Love
    Ling

  45. martin on Sep 21, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I would also like to add that i appreciate very much the photos of Rinpoche with the Mr Kuan, both the b&w ones showing Rinpoche as a child leaning against Mr. Kuan, and the next photo of Mr Kuan bowing to Rinpoche. The tenderness in the second photo especially is cutting. The contrast of the two photos. And the reminder that kindness breeds even greater kindness and kindness finds its way back…in an even bigger form.

    Thank you once again Rinpoche and thank you so much Mr. Kuan.

  46. martin on Sep 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    When i read Rinpoche’s post and Andrew’s comments, I felt ashamed of myself. So often i have used bitter and painful memories of the past as alibis and reasons to why i am not as good a human being as i know i can be and should be.

    Because we have been hurt does not qualify us to respond in kind, nor does it mean we must live our life in denial and “hidden”. It doesn’t mean we need to harden our hearts to the point we become de-sensitized.

    With Rinpoche’s harnessing of a painful childhood and turning it into compassion and love…perhaps its easier to say “yes,…but he is a Rinpoche…” With Andrew being so kind, gentle and so true despite having gone through pain…well, there can be no excuse.

    Thank you Rinpoche. And thank you Andrew. I shall try and do better.

    Much love.

  47. Andrew James Boon on Sep 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    Reading through what Rinpoche has written brought tears to my eyes. I could not stop the tears flowing as I could to a certain extent understand what Rinpoche must have gone through. I may not have endured such hardship but with an almost non existant father and a very hardworking but very independant mother, I know what it is like to not fully understand or know the people who are suppose to be ones we are meant to be close with.

    I too yearned for love from a very tender age and I learnt in growing up that if I could not get the love I wanted, the very least I could do was give it! This gave me some happiness I found as I would sometimes see the glimmer of a smile or appreciation from the person. By giving I mean simple things I could do as a child, for example, with my mother I would make her tea or bring her something to eat or drink, cleaning and decorating the home (even though we had housekeepers) in the hopes my mother would see the change or difference and she would be happy about it, combing her hair, picking outfits for her to wear when she goes out for functions and complimenting on the way she looks, etc.

    If and when my father was around, I would get him his drinks, his ashtray when he needed it and clean it after, try to talk to him (as he was a man of few words) and often I would try to come between my parents when an argument persist in the hopes they would stop when I was around (not often the case as I would on many occasions be sent to my room and I would have my ears glued to the door and crying as I heard them scream and shout at each other). I swore to myself from as young as I could remember I would never hurt another person that way… and sometimes I even thought it was all my fault that they were fighting (I would come up with very creative ways of convincing myself why I am the reason for their unhappiness: e.g. being a 2nd child perhaps they wanted a daughter and not another son?). I do love them and respect them because they are my parents and they gave me life so to speak and that will not change.

    I dont know why I am saying all this to Rinpoche but I felt most melancholy having read your post and I wanted to share a little of my life which I know Rinpoche probably knows already.

    Thank you Rinpoche for accepting me as I am and for making me feel so welcome from the moment we met. I have never said this to Rinpoche in so many words but I am truly happy to be here serving Rinpoche and I hope I have the merits to continue doing so for the rest of my life and beyond. I now have truly another person in my life where I trust and love implicitly that gives me a reason to carry on whenever my past memories haunt me.

    I shall endure to keep in mind that without the experiences I have gone through perhaps I would not be where I am now, so therefore I shall rejoice in my understanding that by having had the opportunity to go through what I have gone through, has hopefully made me a better person and not whollow in self pity and bitterness.

    With much love… Andrew

  48. Mei Leen on Sep 21, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,
    Thank you so much for sharing your childhood stories. This makes me and I’m sure many, many more out there,feel so lucky to have a normal childhood. I was most overwhelmed with emotions when I read of your rotten teeth when you were a kid and when I saw the pics of your reunion with the Kuans. So, so touching and heart wrenching.
    Nevertheless, I am very happy and proud that you managed to overcome all adversities to be who you are today – an extremely caring and devoted Guru/Lama and an inspiration to one and all. I have not met you or heard you live in person but just by following your teachings online, I have gained so much knowledge and wisdom on spirituality. I wish from the very bottom of my heart that you will be around for as long as possible and always in the best of health to be the pillar of strength to the Sangha.
    Love you in Dharma <3

  49. Knut Eggers on Sep 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Dearest and beloved Tsem Tulku Rimpoche, thank you for posting these videos, especially the upper one with the Lama Tsongkapa empowerment.
    LOVE from Knut

  50. Li Kim on Sep 21, 2010 at 2:28 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    The photos Rinpoche has posted on this article are meaningful as they allow us to share Rinpoche’s history, like they say, “a picture paints a thousand words”. Whenever I read about Rinpoche’s past and how much unhappiness Rinpoche endured, my heart aches to merely just read about it, I can’t even begin to phantom the pain Rinpoche went through. Yet, Rinpoche is here with us with all the compassion for each of us. Rinpoche shows us all so much love and care. I think that if any of us clowns ever even went through 10% of what Rinpoche went through we would be vengeful monsters making the whole world suffer for our sadness and suffering.
    It is admirable how Rinpoche is truly Compassion in Motion. It is from Rinpoche I learn the meaning of compassion, love and true kindness.
    I could not agree more with my sister’s comment here. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your life with us through this blog.
    With folded hands, li Kim

  51. Li Kheng on Sep 21, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Rinpoche is like a peacock likened to the Bodhisattvas, who “strives on the essence of poisonous plants” that is likened to suffering and pain of samsara.

    Despite all the unhappiness experienced, Rinpoche is still most loving, kind, giving and forgiving.

    The part that made the most impact was when Rinpoche said: “I guess over the years, I had less and less reason to smile…..because in my teenage years living on my own in Los Angeles, people commented I should smile more” because:

    1) This is an illustration of what happens to people as we grow up. As many of us do not have the good fortune to meet a kind Guru and the Dharma, we may not manage to rise from such negative experiences. This shows us how urgently important it is to share the Dharma so that more people will get a chance to be happy.

    2) It is shameful that great beings like Rinpoche will sacrifice their bliss and return to samsara so that they will benefit us. Therefore, like Liew said, we must at the very least practice Guru devotion in appreciation for all the hardship Rinpoche has taken to bring us the greatest gift of all – Dharma.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for coming down to our level and relating to us whereby we are able to “get it”. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story and using Rinpoche’s every resource, including Rinpoche’s tough past, as an opportunity for us to learn and grow better from.

  52. KEN on Sep 20, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche thanks for sharing your childhood story.I felt very lucky that my parent never give up on me when I was small and granted me a happy childhood memories.Although I cannot repay all their kindness in this life but I would dedicate my puja to them everyday till my last breath.Here I would like to thanks our Rinpoche again for teaching us Dharma and your heartfelt compassion and gratitutes really touches my family and I.

  53. Sean Wang on Sep 20, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I sincerely thank Rinpoche for such a nice story on his childhood. I think it is very good that we can know our Lama very well. Many people in our lives inspire us even if we do not know it. I hope that all Rinpoche’s relatives will have very good, very happy lives. I think that Rinpoche looks very cute in his old pictures.

  54. ck liew on Sep 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Dear Rinpoche ,

    Its so so so sad to read about your childhood , i am sure most of us in Malaysia dont go through such hardships and still after all that you become who you are today.

    In comparisons whatever hardships we go through everyday its simply incomparable to what you gone through. I am humilify by your experience. I hope every Kecharians will stay loyal to you and do whatever they are told to do , to do so without question , without any doubt , with full sincerity just to repay your kindness and to show full gratitude to ALL of your work here in this country that only benefits ourself and people around us.

    Kechara has grown by leaps and bounds due to the dedication of its people and their understanding and commitments due to your teachings. Without you many many of Kecharians might be still a lost soul.

    We are nothing yet we can be something.

    With Much Much Love ,

    ck liew.

  55. Mimi Chua on Sep 20, 2010 at 11:03 am

    It is really great to be able to recall your childhood and proudly put in writing. I believe there are great learnings and merit we can pick up. It is wonderful sharing to be reconnected again after 36 years and also be able to perform special puja. Hopefully more ppl can continue receive blessing from H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.

    • Patricia mcshay on May 23, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your life and opening your heart to all of us..We are so blessed to have you in our lives.

  56. Terri on Sep 20, 2010 at 10:19 am

    ur such a beautiful baby. the one photo with mr kuan u can see the dimples u still have <3

  57. Lew, Kwan Leng on Sep 20, 2010 at 8:54 am

    There are many people in our lives who did a lot of kindness to us, at the same time, there are also some people who did the not-so-good things to us. Most of us will remember the not-so-good experience and dwell into that, and forgot most of the kindness given to us.

    I sincerely thank Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story. It reminds me to focus on the kindness of human kind, and if we don’t spread the love now, then when?

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    In many parts of the world , women do not enjoy equal opportunities to earn, participate in politics or get an education. They can face gender-based violence and discrimination. Women through history have not always had that choice. Now its natural to see female politicians, doctors, business leaders, and writers. Inspiring …… many courtesans who lived in ancient and medieval India were women who managed to make a mark in the male dominated society of those times. These courtesans were trained in many arts of poetry, music, dance and philosophy. They knew their talents, were confident of their abilities and choosing the path of philosophy along with their profession.
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    As HH Dalai Lama is an icon of peace and harmony , should then look into the welfare of those Tibetans in exile, they have been sufferings, discriminated since the ban on Dorje Shugden over a period of time. May HH Dalai Lama please lift the ban for the sake of unity , peace and harmony .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/india-downplays-dalai-lama-remarks-on-intolerance.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 01:21 AM
    Talk on Reincarnation by H.H. Dalai Lama

    Hmm, tihs should be interesting since the Dalai Lama advocated DS practitioners will go to hell and the DS high Lamas just kept coming back in compassion which proves his theory wrong.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/talk-on-reincarnation-by-h-h-dalai-lama.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 12:38 AM
    Making Water Offerings to the Buddhas

    Making water offerings to the Buddha generates great blessings and counters your miserliness. making water offerings is a direct method for creating wealth and purifying poverty. Easy to do yet offerings of water gives us tremendous benefits for our spiritual practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Nov 17. 2018 12:25 AM
    The Buddha didn’t just believe in rebirth, he argued for it

    How interesting! Certainly warrant looking into further. How did Buddha argue and did he win the argument?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-buddha-didnt-just-believe-in-rebirth-he-argued-for-it.html
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Nov 16. 2018 05:56 PM
    Dorje Shugden has 5 different emanations. Each emanation has different functions to solve different problems. Trakze is the most wrathful of all 5 forms, he rides on a Garuda with a snake in his mouth. Trakze is very effective to dispel black magic or serious negative energy disturbances.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Nov 16. 2018 05:53 PM
    Why not consider going on a vegetarian diet? It is scientifically proven that the vegetarian diet can improve our health. We will feel lighter as our body does not have to spend so much energy to digest the food. In addition, the risk of getting heart diseases and cancer is also reduced. Here are some very delicious vegetarian food recipes for you to try at home.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dr-jiangs-delicious-healthy-recipesvideos.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Nov 16. 2018 05:49 PM
    What is your goal in your life? Getting a good job, earning good money, getting a big house, a big car and have a family? This is what most people pursue in their lives. But Nick Keomahavong has realised something higher, he realised that even if he has achieved all of the above, he is still not happy. However, he found his answer in spirituality. He decided to give up all the material things he has and became an ordained monk.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-i-left-everything-to-become-a-buddhist-monk.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 16. 2018 11:10 AM
    Beautiful story of how Rinpoche got his first mala. Rinpoche just found one which came from nowhere on the road. As Rinpoche needed the mala for dharma practice at those difficult times in Howell, New Jersey and Rinpoche literally found one. Good things will come when we do good and have good thoughts.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/the-mala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 16. 2018 11:09 AM
    Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Buddhism was close to Einstein’s heart and part of him from the many quotes he wrote . ( Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future ) He did not consider himself a Buddhist but it appears from his actual writings that he did have a favourable view of the Buddha and Buddhism. Interesting post which I do enjoyed.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/einstein-on-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 15. 2018 12:40 PM
    Its great sharing …… Rinpoche’s biography “The Promise” in Mongolian for those Mongolian friends .May more and more people do read it to understand better about Rinpoche and the Dorje Shugden controversy. May Rinpoche’s teachings spread to every corners of the world. Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%87-%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%BC%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%80-tsem-rinpoches-short-biography-in-mongolian.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 15. 2018 12:39 PM
    Interesting biography of a great and influential Gelug religious lady……the Lady Lhalu Lhacham Yangdzom Tsering, who was one of the most popular and also an important aristocratic students of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. She was one of the influential Gelug religious figures in the Lhasa at that time. The Lhacham’s devotion to the controversial protector deity Dorje Shugden whose practice she received from Kyabje Phabongkha Rinpoche is beautifully reflected in her deep spiritual conviction in the very deities and practices. Interesting read of a GREAT spiritual lady of how she struggles in life and never gave up her commitments to her guru Kyabje Pabongka Dorjechang. Her dertermination, motivation and inspiration are indeed incredible .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche and his yogini student, the Lady Lhalu.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pabongka-rinpoche-and-his-yogini-student-the-lady-lhalu.html

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I was given this beautiful gift today from Karen Chong. It is an enormous gift. I really treasure this. I love anything to do with invoking Manjushri or connecting with Him. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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I was given this beautiful gift today from Karen Chong. It is an enormous gift. I really treasure this. I love anything to do with invoking Manjushri or connecting with Him. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
I requesed His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to write out the mantra of Vajra Yogini. He immediately compassionately obliged me. This is the mantra as written by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I\'ve had this in a safe plastic wrap and wore it around my neck in a small yellow cloth \'bag\' for many years. Tsem Rinpoche
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I requesed His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to write out the mantra of Vajra Yogini. He immediately compassionately obliged me. This is the mantra as written by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I've had this in a safe plastic wrap and wore it around my neck in a small yellow cloth 'bag' for many years. Tsem Rinpoche
If there were just 10 persons you should know about in your lifetime, one of them is this incredible Dr. Ambedkar. Enrich your life and don\'t miss this: https://bit.ly/2Dub7xu
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If there were just 10 persons you should know about in your lifetime, one of them is this incredible Dr. Ambedkar. Enrich your life and don't miss this: https://bit.ly/2Dub7xu
Dear friends, watch this short 11mins video. It is so nice. My dream idea of living. I love the fresh things they grow for their own food. I wish our culture here was more geared toward this type of living. Watch plse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1O5Avw_SQ&feature=share
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Dear friends, watch this short 11mins video. It is so nice. My dream idea of living. I love the fresh things they grow for their own food. I wish our culture here was more geared toward this type of living. Watch plse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1O5Avw_SQ&feature=share
No one stays around, do not depend on anyone. Let go of them before they let go of you...it is inevitable. Tsem Rinpoche
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No one stays around, do not depend on anyone. Let go of them before they let go of you...it is inevitable. Tsem Rinpoche
Outdoor stunning Tara at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
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Outdoor stunning Tara at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
The Promise - https://bit.ly/2NfHJjQ
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Hunting is a horrible \'sport\' because it is not necessary and unfair. Killing animals is vicious and inhuman. Hurting animals does not help us, our karma, our mind and it does not help the animals. Killing animals serves no benefit and it stunts our spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Hunting is a horrible 'sport' because it is not necessary and unfair. Killing animals is vicious and inhuman. Hurting animals does not help us, our karma, our mind and it does not help the animals. Killing animals serves no benefit and it stunts our spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a beautiful Yamantaka
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This is a beautiful Yamantaka
This is so powerful. This is so true. This is something we must remember about our self worth. We must value ourselves without arrogance.
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This is so powerful. This is so true. This is something we must remember about our self worth. We must value ourselves without arrogance.
Nothing is for free for sure.
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Nothing is for free for sure.
Beautiful Dorje Yudroma protector. A gentle Goddess I\'ve had the pleasure to meet via her oracle.
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Beautiful Dorje Yudroma protector. A gentle Goddess I've had the pleasure to meet via her oracle.
Beautiful Kalachakra painting
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Beautiful Kalachakra painting
I like this picture of my teacher behind me.
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I like this picture of my teacher behind me.
This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
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This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
Please download this and share this meme with others. Thanks.
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Please download this and share this meme with others. Thanks.
Beautiful Tibetan art for FREE download: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
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Beautiful Tibetan art for FREE download: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
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Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog  site in Nepalese language! Check it out:  https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
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Now there is a Tsem Rinpoche blog site in Nepalese language! Check it out: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/l/np/
The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
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The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
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Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini\'s tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
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His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini's tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
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Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
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Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
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I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
It\'s hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
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It's hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won\'t be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There\'s a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won't be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There's a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
2 months ago
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here-  https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
2 months ago
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here- https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
2 months ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
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This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
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Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
2 months ago
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
2 months ago
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
This is quite interesting....
2 months ago
This is quite interesting....
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
2 months ago
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
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Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
2 months ago
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
2 months ago
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
2 months ago
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
2 months ago
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
2 months ago
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
Beautiful Yamantaka print
2 months ago
Beautiful Yamantaka print
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: 
 https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
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    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
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    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
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    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
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