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Wonderful Lumbini

Nov 1, 2017
Wonderful Lumbini

Pilgrimage has always been a prominent aspect of organised religion. It is common for devotees of all major religions to participate in pilgrimages as an expression of deep faith, from the Muslim Haj to Catholic pilgrimages to the Vatican. Similarly, Buddhists believe that by going on pilgrimage to power places where the Buddha or...

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Theos Bernard – The American Explorer of Tibet

Oct 16, 2017
Theos Bernard – The American Explorer of Tibet

Theos Casimir Bernard’s life story is one filled with adventure, spiritual encounters and a worthwhile determination. He pioneered expeditions to Tibet including the famed city of Lhasa in 1937, at a time when Tibet was closed to foreigners due to a policy of self-isolation. He was only the third American ever to set foot...

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Russian leadership supports Buddhism

Nov 22, 2015
Russian leadership supports Buddhism

Dear Friends, I want to summarize somewhat how I feel about this article by a comment left by Mr. Nicholas Yu. I find it apt: “Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Russia is also the world’s ninth most populous country with nearly 144 million people...

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Youths in Malaysian Buddhist Organisations

May 10, 2014
Youths in Malaysian Buddhist Organisations

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends, Below is a very good article that asks a list of questions for other fellow senior Buddhists to reflect on. It is primarily based around the topic of whether Malaysian Buddhist organizations are reaching out to the youths of today in the best possible way. The article first seeks...

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Singapore’s Best Actor Turned Monk!

May 10, 2014
Singapore’s Best Actor Turned Monk!

I just read the news and found out that Singapore's best actor has taken ordination vows! Wow! I am so amazed!

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Condensed Tsongkapa practice for happiness and clear mind

Jan 17, 2014
Condensed Tsongkapa practice for happiness and clear mind

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear students and friends, About 2 weeks ago, a Vietnamese lady from San Francisco and a 21 year old boy from China came to visit Kechara. They had flown in all the way from their respective home countries just to see the various work Kecharians and myself were doing here!...

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Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Transcripts, Tsongkhapa, Videos | 42 Comments »

Can you believe what happened to this monk?

Jan 13, 2014
Can you believe what happened to this monk?

I came across this news in the morning about how this Buddhist monk in America almost died due to a robbery. He was beaten very badly that he passed out for 24 hours before he regained consciousness to call for help.

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Mandala Offering – A Powerful Method to Accumulate Merits

Dec 4, 2013
Mandala Offering – A Powerful Method to Accumulate Merits

(By Tsem Rinpoche) In the Mahayana teachings, in order to take the ultimate essence of our precious human life, we should aspire to achieve full enlightenment so that we can lead all sentient beings out of the sufferings of samsara...

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Posted in Audio Teachings, Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Prayers and Sadhanas, Transcripts, Videos | 11 Comments »

The Ancient Buddhist World of Pakistan – Interesting!

Nov 7, 2013
The Ancient Buddhist World of Pakistan – Interesting!

I recently read the news about how Pakistan has massive ancient Buddhist sites and archaeologists are uncovering more everyday!

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Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture | 35 Comments »

Blessed upon sight of these masters

Aug 20, 2013
Blessed upon sight of these masters

The two tutors of H.H. Dalai Lama had very close relations. They spent over thirty years in close proximity to H.H. the Dalai Lama until and after he finished his studies. The great knowledge and lineages H.H. Dalai Lama generously shares with the world today were passed down primarily from these two great masters. H.H....

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Adeline Woon Joins Full-Time

May 29, 2013
Adeline Woon Joins Full-Time

  Another young and passionate person has joined Kechara full-time! Adeline Woon is a beautiful 35-year-old lady, who is now fully devoted to Kechara’s main gompa (temple), Kechara House. In July 2012, she graduated with a Master of Arts in Religious Studies at the Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan. Prior to her 4 years...

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Pemako – Vajrayogini’s Sacred Body

May 16, 2013
Pemako – Vajrayogini’s Sacred Body

Pemako is located in southeast Tibet. In Tibetan, the word "Pemako" means "Lotus Array" or "Lotus of Great Bliss". It is a land that intrigues many Western explorers as it is thought to be the sacred land of nectar and bliss as described in Buddhist scriptures...

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Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, Vajra Yogini | 26 Comments »

What’s the hardest thing about being a Buddhist?

Mar 4, 2013
What’s the hardest thing about being a Buddhist?

I recently watched a video on youtube entitled 'Hardest thing about being Buddhist'. I find it entertaining as to how others think being a Buddhist is hard. In my life, I never once had that thought. In fact, I am very proud to tell everyone I AM A BUDDHIST!..

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9ft Jade Buddha!

Jan 17, 2013
9ft Jade Buddha!

On March 15-24, a 9 foot tall (2.6 meters) “Jade Buddha for Universal Peace” will be arriving in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! The Buddha Shakyamuni statue was carved out from an incredible boulder of nephrite jade, discovered in 2000 in Canada. It was 18 tonnes, and many experts called the jade boulder a bonafide rarity...

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Khoo’s interesting book review on Gurus for Hire

Oct 8, 2012
Khoo’s interesting book review on Gurus for Hire

Few years back, I gave a series of teachings on the different roles in Dharma centres, the Guru, the disciples, sponsors, how do you know which centre is good for you and many other subjects that a modern day practitioner must know.

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Manjushri for Justin

May 8, 2012
Manjushri for Justin

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends, This is wonderful and auspicious news for our beloved Justin Ripley. 1. As you know I have requested a beautiful Manjushri statue to be ordered, painted and filled with mantras and Justin's ashes and bones. This statue will be placed in the Monastic School where hundreds of young monks...

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Guess where Pastor Susan spoke???

Feb 20, 2012
Guess where Pastor Susan spoke???

I am very happy for this blog post…do take a read. I like anything that creates harmony and understanding.   Every year, the United Peace Federation (in Kuala Lumpur) organizes a yearly celebration called the “World Interfaith Harmony Week”. This celebration exists due to the kind initiative of King Abdullah II of Jordan… he...

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