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10,000 Nuns here!

Sep 28, 2015
10,000 Nuns here!

          (By Tsem Rinpoche) E = MC2 Enlightenment equals Motivation times the presence of Consciousness squared. Whenever my motivation starts to flag, I remember the nuns of Yarchen Monastery. Their compound (in the shape of a giant bodhi leaf) sits on a peninsula in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan...

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5 Unexpected Women Who Became Buddhist Nuns

Sep 18, 2015
5 Unexpected Women Who Became Buddhist Nuns

Hollywood socialite. Miss India finalist. Bollywood actress. Not the typical titles associated to women who would aspire to become Buddhist nuns. But then again, how set in stone are labels? The first Buddhist nun in history was named "Pajapati" at birth, meaning "leader of a great assembly". She became the first disciple of the...

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I’ve always loved monks

May 27, 2015
I’ve always loved monks

From very young, I always remember being attracted to monks, and wanting to be in their company. I have always been very comfortable in their presence. From young I have always wanted to be a monk. Even when I see one monk walking on the street, my heart jumps for joy. I enjoy making...

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Forest Monks Passing Knowledge

May 21, 2015
Forest Monks Passing Knowledge

I love this surrealistic photo of a aged senior monk passing down wisdom to a novice in the forest where he meditates and resides. I love forest monks. May they all live long and fulfill their spiritual goals. Tsem Rinpoche

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Congratulations are in order

Oct 26, 2014
Congratulations are in order

Dear friends, I received this beautiful message from a student who has been with me for over ten years and she has come a long way. She has requested to be a nun years ago and I advised her to wait and train herself. Her sincere persistent wish to enter the nun-hood has never...

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Fantasy vs Reality

Apr 14, 2013
Fantasy vs Reality

I gave a short but indepth teaching to a few that were in the room with me. I was inspired to speak about this subject. I asked them to write what they had learnt from the teaching, and below are their mini articles. Excuse the grammatical and spelling errors… they wrote their articles in an hour!...

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Sacred & attained Nuns of Gebchak Nunnery

Jun 28, 2012
Sacred & attained Nuns of Gebchak Nunnery

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends, I came across this and was extremely inspired. Here’s a Gebchak nunnery with 400 nuns (largest in Tibet) that are focused on life long retreats and intense practice. They receive their practices then go into deep meditational retreats gaining high attainments and visions of various Buddhas. They commit themselves to their temple/nunnery...

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Renunciation by Lama Yeshe

Nov 17, 2011
Renunciation by Lama Yeshe

(By Tsem Rinpoche) I wanted to share this article about Renunciation by Lama Yeshe with all of my students and friends as it is so well explained. One can benefit much from reading and contemplating on teachings such as this...

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Never steal from monks

Aug 18, 2011
Never steal from monks

One of the top 10 great Guru monks of the country (Thailand) is Luang Phor Chong of Wat NaTangNok Temple, BangSai district, Ayuthaya province. He passed away on the Buddhist important MaKhaBuCha day of February 17th, B.E. 2508, with the age of 93. Luang Phor Chong and Luang Phor Parn of Wat BangNomKho are...

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