Posts Tagged ‘ monastery ’

Wonderful Nepal

Jul 29, 2017
Wonderful Nepal

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Nepal, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia. It is a country with a diverse tapestry of culture and religion, and Nepal has always been a popular destination known for its best value for money. Eight of the world’s ten...

Read more »

Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, Asia, Travel | 15 Comments »

Urgelling Monastery: Oasis of Peace

Oct 12, 2016
Urgelling Monastery: Oasis of Peace

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends around the world, I always encourage my blog followers to visit as many holy places as possible. It is a great blessing to go on a pilgrimage to holy and sacred places, for instance to the monasteries. These holy places were built with the kindness and generosity of sponsors...

Read more »

Posted in Asia, Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Travel | 23 Comments »

The Miraculous Vajrayogini of Ditsa Monastery | 支扎大寺殊胜的那洛空行母

Nov 10, 2015
The Miraculous Vajrayogini of Ditsa Monastery | 支扎大寺殊胜的那洛空行母

(译文请往下阅读) (By Tsem Rinpoche) One of my students came across the inspiring story below and shared it with me. It is about how a Buddhist practitioner had a revelatory experience which increased his/her faith in the Dharma. As it was originally written in Chinese, I had it translated into English for all of my blog readers, in hopes that you may benefit from this incredible story about both a pilgrim and a great Vajrayogini practitioner. In this day and age, people want to kick back and relax on their holidays… e.g. most people choose to va...

Read more »

Posted in Asia, Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Travel, Vajra Yogini, 中文 | 35 Comments »

Massively beautiful

Aug 6, 2015
Massively beautiful

Dear friends, This is really beautiful and I want to share these with you. Take a few minutes out to enjoy and be blessed. Tsem Rinpoche     Tsongkhapa in Denma Gonsa Monastery Who was Lama Tsongkhapa? Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) was a Buddhist scholar and saint who lived in Tibet during a time when...

Read more »

Posted in Tsongkhapa | 19 Comments »

Asia’s richest man funds $193M monastery!!

May 19, 2015
Asia’s richest man funds $193M monastery!!

Hong Kong’s newest monastery is located in the lush hills on the outskirts of the city and was funded entirely by tycoon Li Ka-shing. The $193 million monastery will be open to the public next month, and here are 6 reasons why you might like to visit.   It features the world’s second tallest...

Read more »

Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, China, China 中国, Current Affairs & News, Travel | 18 Comments »

Rinpoche helps Monastic Education | 仁波切帮助寺院教育

Apr 15, 2015
Rinpoche helps Monastic Education | 仁波切帮助寺院教育

(By Pastor Loh Seng Piow) His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche comes from Gaden Monastery, Gaden is a monastic university, the monks study and debate daily besides praying. Their extensive syllabus covers various subjects from Tibetan history, literature, poetry, grammar, English, Mathematics, thangka painting, torma making, tailoring, calligraphy, sand mandala creation to the highest of Buddhist philosophy. Throughout the years, Tsem Rinpoche has always supported the monastery’s education department by raising fund for them to purchase new books f...

Read more »

Posted in Behind The Scenes, 中文 | 21 Comments »

After the Monastery

Aug 7, 2014
After the Monastery

A reconciliation story  Bhikshu Heng Ju (Tim Testu)   Left to right: Bhikshus Heng Yo and Heng Ju in the rain, on their “three steps, one bow” pilgrimage for world peace, which lasted from October 16, 1973 to August 17, 1974. They continued regardless of weather, traveling 1,150 miles from San Francisco up the...

Read more »

Posted in Great Lamas & Masters, Inspiration & Worthy Words | 22 Comments »


May 11, 2014

Dear students and friends, I came across this article about how a monastery in China was overloaded with applicants wanting to become ordained! The surge in traffic to the monastery's website caused it to crash!...

Read more »

Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice | 13 Comments »

40,000 Monks at Serthar Buddhist Institute!!

Sep 30, 2013
40,000 Monks at Serthar Buddhist Institute!!

Dear students and friends, Take a look at the pictures below of Serthar Buddhist Institute in China! Spiritual aspirants actually built their houses around the monastery where they learn and practice Dharma.

Read more »

Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, Current Affairs & News | 30 Comments »

An Age of Restoration

Apr 14, 2013

The Yong He Gong Lama Temple, also known as the 'Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple', is a temple and monastery of the Gelug (Yellow Hat) School of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located in the North-Eastern central part of Beijing. Yong He Gong was built in the 33rd year during the reign of...

Read more »

Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture | 25 Comments »

Fo Guang Shan monastery

Oct 8, 2012
Fo Guang Shan monastery

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Today, my personal attendant, Liaison Pastor Loh Seng Piow showed me a few pictures of Fo Guang Shan monastery in Taiwan. I have heard about this monastery before, but these pictures beautifully highlighted the scale of the monastery...

Read more »

Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, Asia, Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, China, Travel, Videos | 22 Comments »

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...

Read more »

Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Students & Friends | 88 Comments »

Pu Tuo Shan

Dec 20, 2011
Pu Tuo Shan

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Pu Tuo Shan, also known as Mount Putuo is located on a island southeast of Shanghai, in the Zhoushan prefecture of Zhejiang province in China.

Read more »

Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, China, China 中国, Travel | 7 Comments »

Emei Shan

Nov 26, 2011
Emei Shan

(By Tsem Rinpoche)   History According to historians, it was said that Emei Shan (Mount Emei) has been inhabited since 10,000 years ago. The first Buddhist temple in China was built on the summit of Mount Emei in the 1st century. It was named the Guang Xiang Temple, however in 1614 it received its present royal name of Hua Zang. Mount Emei is known for its incredibly diverse vegetation, and scenic beauty. Some of the trees surrounding the area is 1,000 years old. Many people look to Mount Emei as a place of important cultural significance...

Read more »

Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, China, China 中国 | 9 Comments »

Blog Chat


Dear blog friends,

I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you.

Tsem Rinpoche


8 - 9PM (GMT +8)
4 - 5AM (PST)


Please come and join in the chat for a fun time and support. See you all there.

Blog Chat Etiquette

These are some simple guidelines to make the blog chat room a positive, enjoyable and enlightening experience for everyone. Please note that as this is a chat room, we chat! Do not flood the chat room, or post without interacting with others.

Be friendly

Remember that these are real people you are chatting with. They may have different opinions to you and come from different cultures. Treat them as you would face to face, and respect their opinions, and they will treat you the same.

Be Patient

Give the room a chance to answer you. Patience is a virtue. And if after awhile, people don't respond, perhaps they don't know the answer or they did not see your question. Do ask again or address someone directly. Do not be offended if people do not or are unable to respond to you.

Be Relevant

This is the blog of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Please respect this space. We request that all participants here are respectful of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his organisation, Kechara.

Be polite

Avoid the use of language or attitudes which may be offensive to others. If someone is disrespectful to you, ignore them instead of arguing with them.

Please be advised that anyone who contravenes these guidelines may be banned from the chatroom. Banning is at the complete discretion of the administrator of this blog. Should anyone wish to make an appeal or complaint about the behaviour of someone in the chatroom, please copy paste the relevant chat in an email to us at and state the date and time of the respective conversation.

Please let this be a conducive space for discussions, both light and profound.

Messages from Rinpoche

Scroll down within the box to view more messages from Rinpoche. Click on the images to enlarge. Click on 'older messages' to view archived messages. Use 'prev' and 'next' links to navigate between pages

Use this URL to link to this section directly:

Previous Live Videos


Shugdenpas Speaking Up Across The Globe

From Europe Shugden Association:


From Tibetan Public Talk:



Concept: Tsem Rinpoche
Technical: Lew Kwan Leng, Justin Ripley, Yong Swee Keong
Design: Justin Ripley, Cynthia Lee
Content: Tsem Rinpoche, Justin Ripley, Pastor Shin Tan, Sarah Yap
Admin: Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Beng Kooi

I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

Tsem Rinpoche

Total views today
Total views up to date
Facebook Fans Youtube Views Blog Views
Animal Care Fund
  Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch

The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche
The Promise
  These books will change your life
  Support Blog Team
Lamps For Life
  Robe Offerings
  Vajrayogini Stupa Fund
  Dana Offerings
  Soup Kitchen Project
Zong Rinpoche


Live Visitors Counter
Page Views By Country
United States 6,560,748
Malaysia 4,932,712
India 2,510,845
Singapore 936,141
United Kingdom 915,882
Nepal 913,387
Bhutan 864,803
Canada 797,322
Australia 619,377
Philippines 555,278
Indonesia 451,828
Germany 370,298
France 312,722
Brazil 251,023
Vietnam 226,545
Thailand 217,772
Taiwan 206,933
Italy 175,641
Spain 160,953
Netherlands 156,804
Mongolia 147,273
Portugal 138,190
South Africa 138,017
Türkiye 132,302
Sri Lanka 128,762
United Arab Emirates 121,726
Japan 119,012
Russia 114,691
Hong Kong 114,218
China 107,718
Romania 104,740
Mexico 97,736
New Zealand 93,880
Switzerland 88,746
Myanmar (Burma) 88,535
Pakistan 82,184
Sweden 78,121
South Korea 75,124
Cambodia 70,770
Total Pageviews: 26,041,536


Dorje Shugden
Click to watch my talk about Dorje Shugden....