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Spirituality Without Religion?

Jun 29, 2016
Spirituality Without Religion?

The minds of the present generation of individuals are slowly but surely wandering away from religious practice. Unlike before, few have any respect for religion, and for this I do not blame the Individuals themselves. People are right in asserting their dislike for religion to a certain extent. So many wars have been fought, so many...

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Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion

May 23, 2014
Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion

Dear friends, This is an essential study no matter what tradition of Buddhism you come from. If you are serious about gaining progress on the path of practice to enlightenment, this text is highly recommended and very necessary. I fold my hands and request you all to study so you gain progress. Tsem Rinpoche...

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Tsem Rinpoche’s Great Guru Devotion | 依止上师的仁波切

Sep 13, 2013
Tsem Rinpoche’s Great Guru Devotion | 依止上师的仁波切

(译文请往下阅读) H.E. Tsem Rinpoche was recognized as a reincarned high lama in 1990 in Gaden Monastery. However, in the Gelug lineage, even if you are a reincarnation, you still need to prove yourself in this lifetime with your knowledge, practice, and guru devotion. Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe was a great lama and one of the gurus of Tsem Rinpoche, and Kensur Rinpoche was also the ex-abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery, but his health back then was always not very good. Tsem Rinpoche invited Kensur Rinpoche to stay in Tsem Rinpoche’s ladrang in Gaden M...

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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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4 New Full-Time Staff – Swee Keong, Yurie Lim, Phillis Chin & Mdm Lim Han Nee

Jan 5, 2012
4 New Full-Time Staff – Swee Keong, Yurie Lim, Phillis Chin & Mdm Lim Han Nee

Dear friends, Within this past month, 4 more people have decided to join Kechara full-time! I got the blog team to write a short bio on each of them… and truly rejoice for these 4 Kecharians! Please read up on them as they are interesting people and leave them a message of congratulations, perhaps?...

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Happy 2011 To HH Dalai Lama, All Gurus & World

Jan 1, 2011
Happy 2011 To HH Dalai Lama, All Gurus & World

I bow to the lotus feet of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. May His powerful presence continue to reside in our world. He gives us the hope, the courage and the faith that Enlightened Beings do exist. I from the humblest depths of my heart wish His Holiness a New Year that is beyond...

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