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The Puja of Following an Enlightened Being’s Advice

Mar 12, 2018
The Puja of Following an Enlightened Being’s Advice

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Niral) Within Tibetan Buddhism there are many pujas, or prayers to the enlightened beings. These are known to alleviate various issues, obstacles or create conducive conditions for our life and work. For example when travelling one can engage in the recitation of Chok Chu Munsel or perhaps the puja...

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Conversations in Love

Jul 20, 2017
Conversations in Love

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Han Nee) “To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part“ ~ Traditional Marriage Vow In life, our actions and pursuits have always been aimed at...

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A Review of “Compassion Conquers All” By Tsem Rinpoche

May 8, 2017
A Review of “Compassion Conquers All” By Tsem Rinpoche

The great Master Shantideva (who expounded on Lord Buddha’s teachings on Compassion in his famous book on the development of Bodhicitta – a text called “Bodhicharyavatara”) said: “All worldly happiness to be found Comes from wishing others to be happy” In “Compassion Conquers All”, Tsem Rinpoche shows how through the practice of “The Eight...

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Faces of Enlightenment by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche – a Review

Nov 29, 2016
Faces of Enlightenment by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche – a Review

(By Tsem Rinpoche) The images of the Buddhas in ‘Faces of Enlightenment’ and their iconographies changed my whole outlook on Buddhism. The images and iconographies of enlightened beings represent the Dharma in visual form. When we study, contemplate and meditate on them, we create the causes to attain the qualities of these beings, the...

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Lama Ole Nydahl

Aug 27, 2016
Lama Ole Nydahl

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David) Dear friends around the world, I first heard of Lama Ole Nydahl while browsing through a random Buddhist article online many years ago. He did not stand out at that time because he seemed to be just another self-proclaimed Western lama. Recently, I revisited his story when my...

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Paranormal Protection

Jun 8, 2016
Paranormal Protection

Dear everyone, I have chosen to write about this topic for Rinpoche’s blog because it fascinates me and it is something that many people are drawn to. Generally, people are afraid and yet they are strangely attracted to the paranormal. It does not matter if you are living in the West or in the East;...

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Posted in Current Affairs & News, Ghosts and Hauntings, Guest Contributors, Paranormal, Science & Mysteries | 49 Comments »

Nothing Changes, Everything Changes Book Review

Apr 30, 2016
Nothing Changes, Everything Changes Book Review

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Vinnie Tan) Dear friends, Recently I read through the book ‘Nothing Changes, Everything Changes’. This is a very powerful book as it shows how a change in our perspective will affect how we view things and the way we interact with others and the world. I would like to thank...

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I Want My Pain to Last… Forever

Nov 10, 2015
I Want My Pain to Last… Forever

I am inspired by how much we are all very absorbed with our relationships and the emotions which follow that dictate what we think is the “absolute truth”. Many times we end up all twisted and stuck. Personally, there is no absolute solution for the absolute pain we hold on to but I can...

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Have Your Prayers Worked?

Nov 7, 2015
Have Your Prayers Worked?

I have been a student of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for almost 5 years and a practicing Tibetan Buddhist for about the same time. But this is not the first time I have regarded myself as a Buddhist. I was a ‘Buddhist’ when I was a child although in essence I was more of a...

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What Would Buddha Say About Selfies?

Oct 24, 2015
What Would Buddha Say About Selfies?

First of all, I think selfies are fun. On second thought, I also think they made an action that is overtly narcissistic into something fun and guiltless by giving it a cute name – selfie. The vain part of me loves this and the cute little word makes it all the more inviting and...

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An Incredible Experience

Oct 22, 2015
An Incredible Experience

Lately, I’ve been involved in the Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) food distribution; it has been many years since I last engaged in activities as such. I was very excited to revisit KSK again with my family. Thank Buddha the haze decided to take a break on that night, I remember the air was quite...

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The Accidental Meditator

Oct 22, 2015
The Accidental Meditator

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Li Kheng) Meditation = sitting with a still mind and body in a quiet place with the sunset as your backdrop and the sound of the sea to sooth your senses. As enticing as that may sound to many, it is not a scenario I find feasible to create in...

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Guest Contributors – Otgolt Piper

Apr 10, 2013
Guest Contributors – Otgolt Piper

Article submitted by Gabriel Submitted article for “BLOG COMPETITION: Invite back a Manjushri statue!”   MY TREASURE Yes!!! Now I understand we have a wonderful gift from the universe, especially our self-mini universe. Now I know Dharma’s teaching of a practical guide to turning points in everyday living and how to establish a...

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Guest Contributors – Gabriel

Apr 4, 2013
Guest Contributors – Gabriel

Article submitted by Gabriel Submitted article for “BLOG COMPETITION: Invite back a Manjushri statue!”   While my external life has always been easy and comfortable, even as a child, I had severe depressions starting at the age of about 9 years old. I did not fully understand what was going on within myself...

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