1 May 17, 02:50 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzdeu6td9632.jpg This is an interesting video on reincarnation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6m-UL93nXA
1 May 17, 02:00 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzdesu382123.jpg An old picture of a Tibetan oracle in full trance. It is in the Muli region of Tibet. Very old photo taken by Joseph Rock.
30 Apr 17, 11:33 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrgh8ue6840.jpg Mdm Alexander David-Neel is surely one of my heroes and people I look up to. Her fearlessness in exploring her spirituality in Tibet at a time not many were allowed in Tibet is amazing. She mastered Sanskrit and Tibetan languages and studied, practiced, retreated and meditated. Amazing. She lived to be 100 years old and passed away in France where her house now is a beautiful museum to visit. I would like to visit her house one day very much. She is in the category of Ekai Kawaguchi and Nicholas Roerich who all visited Tibet to learn Buddhism. Here in the picture she is in her retreat cave house in North India in Sikkim. She was living near a meditation master and she was practicing Tummo and other tantric practices. She wrote many books on Buddhism and lived her life in pure spirituality. I just love this picture so much as it represents real freedom. Being in a daily samsaric life is being in a pure prison of paying bills, children, food, outings, trips, getting old, sickness and empty death. She is amazing and I have blog post on her as I admire her very much. I would very much like to do what she has done. To give up all secular life and secular concerns and enter spirituality completely. Tsem Rinpoche
30 Apr 17, 04:19 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jxl9868.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jxt7123.jpg I don't know who this Japanese 'master' is but he resembles Kyabje Zong Rinpoche some how. I like this look very much.
30 Apr 17, 04:18 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jqx8675.jpg Dharma boy has the cutest eyes. You don't get to see them often because it's usually half covered by his eyebrows, but when you do, it's magic. Very gentle doggie and cute expressions.
30 Apr 17, 04:16 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jdh1299.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jdj7252.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jdl3190.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9ji93809.jpg I have always liked to gaze upon pictures of holy beings, monks, nuns, meditators, hermits, asectics and basically people who pursue the spiritual realms
30 Apr 17, 04:15 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf9jbs3133.jpg Mumu with Zamkar, Oser girl and Dharma boy...super cute little gang of Cute Attack Monsters!
30 Apr 17, 03:45 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e8n7142.jpg I am looking for this book. Can anyone find it?
30 Apr 17, 03:45 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e2x6476.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e364647.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e398099.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e807148.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8e834824.jpg I love paintings by Nicholas Roerich. They are spiritual, evocative, simple yet it touches something deep within me. I am a great admirer of Nicholas Roerich. I have visited his museum in NYC. I wish to visit the large one in Moscow one day very much.
30 Apr 17, 03:41 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf8dg91334.jpg Wow...big statues in Tibet are springing up easily and very well done.
30 Apr 17, 03:30 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf88r89029.jpg This is so funny. You must download and share it...hehe
30 Apr 17, 03:29 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf88pk8535.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf88ps8159.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxrf88pu8903.jpg I will get these books and will read them..very interesting indeed
26 Apr 17, 02:24 AMTsem Rinpoche: Rarely Viewed UFO Documentary (Enhanced): The UFO Syndrome - Full Documentary - This is a very interesting documentary. I wanted to share it here with my friends around the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suk51TOH7hU
25 Apr 17, 08:37 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehf081966.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehi5f1214.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehi5h6506.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehi5k7889.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehi617400.jpg His Holiness Kyabje Pabonga Dechen Nyingpo use to meditate in a cave retreat monastery near Sera Monastic University in Lhasa. In the place he meditated very deeply on Heruka and Vajra Yogini. From that place three naturally formed eyes of Heruka formed from rock (rangjung) and a water dripping formed on it's own that the sound heard was Vajra Yogini's mantra. Very blessed cave where people till this day go and visit. There is a sacred Vajra Yogini statue in the cave too. Everything associated with Kyabje Pabonga Rinpoche is really sacred and holy. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4297
25 Apr 17, 08:21 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoehedx4580.jpg This is what I call cozy and the kind of environment I would like inside my room. From within I can see all the greens on the outside. Very pleasant and inviting.
25 Apr 17, 08:04 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh8bd6397.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh8g07428.jpg Back in the 1980's in Los Angeles, I had a 1972 blue beetle bug Volkswagon. It was cool. It didn't have alot of power or cannot go very fast and also going uphills was nearly impossible. There are parts of Hollywood in Los Angeles it's quite hilly and my car can never make it up and in fact roll back. But it got me around, it played music and there were some major repairs, but it did serve it's purpose and I was glad to have that car. It was perfect for a youth like me.
25 Apr 17, 08:02 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh89w9981.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh89x1986.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh89z6644.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxoeh8a11159.jpg Look at these beautiful watches available at Kechara
23 Apr 17, 08:52 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxnuihab4308.jpg Picture is Neelum Valley Pakistan. I can see my house right here on the other side of the bridge....this is the PERFECT ENVIRONMENT FOR ME and what I have been seeking. I would just commission a large 10 ft stone Manjushri to be placed out side of my house with canopy and make a lot of offerings daily and engage in meditations, walks, reading and growing fresh vegetables. I would love to live in this environment. Just seeing this picture brings great excitement, peace and happiness to my mind. Tsem Rinpoche
23 Apr 17, 03:32 AMTsem Rinpoche: This is a powerful movie. The Tillerman siblings are forced to fend for themselves when they are abandoned by their mother in the parking lot of a shopping mall. Heart wrenching to see. Abandonment is very hard and affects you for the rest of your life. They eventually meet their grandmother (Anne Bancroft), a loner who is reluctant to take them in. The acting is excellent. The plot was powerful. The struggles are believable. The ending was beautiful and everyone should have a good ending. Must watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN6HQGHVYaA
23 Apr 17, 03:29 AMTsem Rinpoche: I have not seen my mother for over 30 years. I've tried to reach out to her and make connections but those attempts were not successful. I don't need anything material from her but a relationship. To be with her and talk, have understanding, know our history, what happened, her feelings, her pain and her regrets would have been really natural and nice. Perhaps I can share my life with her and she would find delight in hearing me? That would be wonderful. Many things other people just have and perhaps take for granted, I've never had. I've never had parents, home, stability, relatives that stick with you, stable support, belonging to a place and love that transcends no matter what happened. Love that is always there no matter what was never experienced by me. What happened to my mother to make her cut off before I was even born was not my fault. I was a child. I remind her of what happened. I am sorry for that, but it is not my responsibility. I was a baby, toddler, young boy, a teenager, adolescent and young adult and I needed her so much... And through all those years she did not make a connection and I really was alone. I knew where she lived. She knew where I was. I had seen her a few times, but what had happened pained her too much to accept me into her life. What a blessing to be loved by a mother and accepted whole-heartedly by a mother. A mother that will love you no matter what and forever and be your example. I am not looking for a perfect mother free of faults, but a mother who will love me beyond her faults and my faults. I've never had that. I guess I will never know how it feels. Years ago, I use have hopes to connect with her and have some relationship with her as she is alive, but recently I didn't get good news as to she wanting to have a relationship. Time is running out. Time is not on her side and not on my side. Wish it was just simpler. You are the child of this mother and she just loves you and does not abandon you no matter what. I wish it was simpler like the way it should be between a mother and a child. For all those out there who have gone through what I have gone through, I wish I can take your pain, emptiness, confusion and loneliness away too. I wouldn't want this to happen to anyone but I know it has and will happen in the future to others. It pains me to know what other children have gone through in the similar situation and future children will go through. I love you momma. Please love me. Tsem Rinpoche
20 Apr 17, 09:45 PMTsem Rinpoche: Reincarnation has been adopted by Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, some sects of Islam, older Christian sects but it is not really a religious phenomena. Religion may have methods to help us control the process or even master the process better but it is not necessarily a religious discovery. Buddha never discovered or manufactured reincarnation but recognized it as he saw it. Like atoms existed prior to scientists identifying their existence which is pretty recent in the backdrop of human existence. Reincarnation can be examined from a religious point of view or strictly secular. However you look at it, reincarnation exists. It is the universal law of consciousness. Like planets will appear, exist and then disintegrate. If we have a mind now, we had it yesterday. If we had it yesterday, we must have had it at birth and in the womb. If we had the mind in the womb, we had it at conception and prior to conception. The mind is something that is continuous and cannot JUST APPEAR. If we had it prior to conception, then obviously it must be a former life. The mind (consciousness) does not exist in the right or left temporal lobes of our brains. There are people without the physical brain and yet they have coherence and consciousness. Consciousness is connected to the brain but does not exist in the brain. We have the ability to speak but that is not in our mouth. If we don't have a mouth, we will still be able to 'speak' communicate but we cannot communicate through a mouth. So like the ability of speech is not in the mouth as mind is not in the brain. Hence there are existences that have coherence/cognition/feelings/aggregate like perceptions that do not have form (body or brain.). Just some food for thought for everyone. Tsem Rinpoche --- Interesting case point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oXoMYJIvJ4
20 Apr 17, 07:58 PMTsem Rinpoche: This is very powerful information and a must watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tamC-M8TxtY&feature=youtu.be
19 Apr 17, 11:33 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxl2qkwp2606.jpg If you like steak, meatballs, beef, hamburgers and any other meats ...then please remember none of the animals gave up their bodies because they wanted to. Each animal went through captivity, abuse, beatings, pain, sufferings, fear and murder so some of us can 'eat' their bloody flesh. Remember when we eat their flesh we create the causes for others to create the karma of killing them... So next time we are ill, have serious diseases and our bodies hurt, we cannot complain because we indirectly caused the same pain to happen for the flesh of these animals. They experienced terrible pain because of us and that karma will come back to us in the form of pain for our bodies again and again and again...each time you eat flesh of others, expect that same pain to come back to us. So count up how many times you ate flesh? So expect the same amount of times you will have pain on your body unless purified. Never complain about any physical pain or treatment because you were brave enough to eat the flesh of others. So be brave enough to get the pain back. This is not judgement of condemnation but the universal law of karma. What goes around comes around. Tsem Rinpoche
19 Apr 17, 10:02 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxl1zmkz9194.jpg Now this is the type of structure I would love to live in.
19 Apr 17, 10:02 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxl1zmfd2429.jpg Mumu boy just looks so good in photos always.
19 Apr 17, 10:01 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxl1zm899382.jpg Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl are really happy, energetic and fun filled. They love to play games and run and just hang out with each other. This is such a good picture of them in mid-run. Looks like they are flying!!
19 Apr 17, 10:00 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxl1q9tu2371.jpg My Mumu boy is exceptionally photogenic. He really looks so good in pictures. In real life he is super cute too just like his personality. When you hung out with him, he doesn't feel like a dog but a little boy. Many have remarked this about him.
18 Apr 17, 08:23 AMTsem Rinpoche: What would you miss the most in your life if it was taken away? If it was taken away, would it eventually help you in the bardo or hamper your journey in the bardo?
18 Apr 17, 08:15 AMTsem Rinpoche: This is one of my favorite Sci Fi movies from when I was much younger. It is a little campy and cheesy but somehow I like it. The music, scenes, plots, characters, gadgets, location and actors all work out well. You must watch when free and it's called MISSION STARDUST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA4g4psYa3k
15 Apr 17, 02:52 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxjxi0qe6791.jpg This Dharma Protector is Citipati from the Vajra Yogini tantra. They are a male and female skeleton and emanations of Heruka and Vajra Yogini. They are fully enlightened of course and they have their own ritual texts to invoke their blessings, protection and assistance.
15 Apr 17, 02:39 AMTsem Rinpoche: Must see! See from 30:00 to 37:00 The video the young boys caught is so good and shows him to be agile and quick just as all the ones in the Pacific Northwest is described as also....very interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txljhtEYskc&t=351s
14 Apr 17, 05:30 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxjnmf6f5665.jpg Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
14 Apr 17, 05:26 AMTsem Rinpoche: "Awareness- awareness practice and awareness meditation is the most powerful practice we can do. Awareness is very powerful. Ask yourself what is the most powerful motivation for practicing and keeping awareness with consistency? Do you love the people who are close to you in your life? That's all it is. Do you want to advance in your dharma practice, or not? Just ask yourself that. If the answer comes out as a yes then is a very strong reason to practice awareness. If the answer is no, well. In time it will become a yes. Because truth is truth, truth cannot be changed.love the people around you and love them not just by words. Love them by action. Consistency and change will arise through awareness of what you have done and what you are doing." - His eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche from Peace achieving happiness through acts of love, compassion, kindness, tolerance & forgiveness ❤️🙏🏼❤️
14 Apr 17, 05:22 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxjnmdqo8038.jpg His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
12 Apr 17, 06:24 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxj4dw6o7424.jpg Click on the picture to read. This is very powerful.
12 Apr 17, 06:14 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxj4dszt4950.jpg Dear friends around the world, Here are six wonderful blog posts that are very informative on reincarnation and the research behind it. Over 2 billion people in the world have belief in this special phenomena. Good to learn up on it and open our minds. Much care, Tsem Rinpoche 1) http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/interesting-signs-of-reincarnation.html 2) http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/reincarnation-videos-you-must-watch.html 3) http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/do-animals-reincarnate-back-as-humans.html 4) http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/reincarnation-true-or-false.html 5) http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-mysteries-reincarnation.html 6) http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/another-proof-of-reincarnation.html
12 Apr 17, 04:47 PMTsem Rinpoche: Very interesting documentary on UFO's and various other subjects slightly related. It is a older documentary but still very relevant and plenty to learn from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48vHH9LBEkI
12 Apr 17, 03:29 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxj49paw2833.jpg In practicing, don't think that you have to sit in order for it to be meditation, that you have to walk back and forth in order for it to be meditation. Don't think like that. Meditation is simply a matter of practice. Whether you're giving a sermon, sitting here listening, or going away from here, keep up the practice in your heart. Be alert to what's proper and what's not. Don't decide that it's okay to observe the ascetic practices during the Rains retreat and then drop them when the retreat is over. It's not okay. Things don't balance out in that way. It's like clearing a field. We keep cutting away, cutting away, and then stop to rest when we're tired. We put away our hoe and then come back a month or two later. The weeds are now all taller than the stumps. If we try to clear away the area we cleared away before, it's too much for us. Ajahn Mun once said that we have to make our practice the shape of a circle. A circle never comes to an end. Keep it going continually. Keep the practice going continually without stop. I listened to him and I thought, "When I've finished listening to this talk, what should I do?" The answer is to make your alertness akaliko: timeless. Make sure that the mind knows and sees what's proper and what's not, at all times. (Ajahn Chah)
10 Apr 17, 06:23 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxikep8z8842.jpg : This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
10 Apr 17, 06:11 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxikeli08402.jpg The little people are good to have around. My mother use to see them and she told me about them. They represent the magical energies, entities and divinities in the land around us. When everything is urbanized and nature is disturbed, these beings leave and when they leave, they take their help, healing, and blessings away with them and the land/trees/soil/plants all become 'lifeless'...The environment is dull, not healing us and in fact can create illnesses in us..It is good to bring these beings back and placing their images invites them back and let's them know we respect them.That we need them. We ask them to heal, bless and balance the water, trees, mountains, land, grass, animals, hills, knolls, rivers, lakes, water, herbs, flowers, plants, wind, air and woodlands. By doing so we bring balance back to the land and we live together in harmony and health...I like to place them on Kechara Forest Retreat land and where I reside. I don't worship them but respect them and restore balance. Tsem Rinpoche
10 Apr 17, 05:55 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxikdkhu6378.jpg This is well said. Please read this very carefully and contemplate on it. Tsem Rinpoche
10 Apr 17, 02:44 PMTsem Rinpoche: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen’s special thangka. He has this beautiful thangka hanging in his private room and Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen asked me to pray to the holy image depicted in the thangka. He told me if I wish for the obstacle to be removed for what I just asked for, then pray in earnest. I followed instructions and obeyed from my heart and did so. I was granted what I prayed for. Please read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58624 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxik99gx4386.jpg
10 Apr 17, 02:40 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxik98na5966.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxik98nb7233.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxik98nd7612.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxik98nl9329.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxik98no4113.jpg Click on these pictures to enlarge. They will amaze you and inform you. Very interesting.
10 Apr 17, 01:36 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxik7rpy5017.jpg This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
9 Apr 17, 05:27 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxgmg5rq5028.jpg I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy! Or at least twins!
9 Apr 17, 12:13 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxgljqkn7416.jpg Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. I have had the rare and fortunate opportunity to have taken teachings, transmissions, commentaries and initiations from all these holy lamas in the picture except Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche. When I arrived in Gaden Shartse Monastery, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche had already stopped teaching. Tsem Rinpoche
8 Apr 17, 12:59 AMTsem Rinpoche: An interesting documentary on Australian people across the board seeing UFO's...Good one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrIv0_-uw6U
7 Apr 17, 11:14 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxg2xpp27548.jpg Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
7 Apr 17, 11:12 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxg2xpoi7419.jpg Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
7 Apr 17, 11:08 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxg2xnhg5690.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxg2xnhi1691.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxg2xnhv2031.jpg Little Mumu boy and myself.. He loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
7 Apr 17, 10:11 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxg2w9cj1132.jpg This touching picture was taken by Ms. Karen Chong 40 minutes before our Mumu boy left for another body. Uncle KB who loves him so much was holding him when the event occurred. This photo touches me very deeply and brings back so much powerful memories and emotions that sweep over me each time I see it. Tsem Rinpoche
7 Apr 17, 10:09 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxg2w9ae7032.jpg Beautiful and unusual shrine to Lord Dorje Shugden here in Malaysia
7 Apr 17, 10:05 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxg2w8bm6332.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxg2w8bo2450.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxg2w8bq5991.jpg Pictures of my beautiful shrine set up in my previous residence in the USA a few years back. Tsem Rinpoche
5 Apr 17, 01:16 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxfic28n6156.jpg Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
4 Apr 17, 11:31 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxf89tdx9210.jpg It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
3 Apr 17, 05:12 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxeyih4x4034.jpg If you click on the picture on the right, I can share with you my thoughts for today about farewells. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
3 Apr 17, 04:56 AMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxexs5xy7037.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxexs5y08579.jpg This applies to Vajra Yogini it says in the commentary. Those who practice either or both Heruka and Vajra Yogini, keep them in the heart so it blesses the practitioner. So whoever touches or associated with the practitioner is blessed by Vajra Yogini also. Genuine Vajra Yogini practitioners are very blessed as they bless the environment they live in, the people around them and are good objects of offerings. Tsem Rinpoche
2 Apr 17, 07:01 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxeolliq5980.jpg (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
1 Apr 17, 07:19 PMTsem Rinpoche: Dear friends, This is a powerful movie of fate, illness, acceptance and life. The acting is powerful and I was quite stunned how it moved me. Sometimes the story is good but the acting is so-so or vice versa. But this was excellent. It makes us look at our own lives and accept what we have and what we ourselves have created and just be content with what we have. Also to make peace, forgive, be forgiven too. Please watch this movie and you must not be distracted. It is an oldie but a goodie. Thank you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLlSp8dR8Yw
1 Apr 17, 05:40 PMTsem Rinpoche: Tolerance is an interesting word. It denotes the object is at fault or difficult to deal with. Be it so in some cases as there is reality to contend with. If the subject changes the views, then the object although in certain circumstances are difficult, still the subject will not have to ‘tolerate’ so much. But this tolerance is transformed into acceptance, compassion and forgiveness for others and even it can motivate the subject to find a way to break through to the object of one’s once tolerance. To simply abandon an object of tolerance means we will spend the rest of our lives only tolerating which can lead to a build up of anger and unncessary effects that harm. Because where in the world do we find perfection to be only enjoyed and nothing to be tolerated? Tolerance denotes subject has no fault and only object is to be blamed. This is wrong. In other words projections and expectations of everyone around us is the cause for suffering, anger and feeling we’ve been slighted. The more we work on changing our attitude from tolerance to acceptance and perhaps finding ways to inspire others to be better, we will never find a tolerance free zone. So more practical the subject works on itself and not keep blaming the objects. Tsem Rinpoche
1 Apr 17, 02:03 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxeeezp49418.jpg Click on the picture to read. This is interesting:
1 Apr 17, 01:48 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxeedys61149.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxeedywy2648.jpg For a while we stayed in this pleasant place in Los Angeles, California. I really enjoyed the place and cool weather so much: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=49941
1 Apr 17, 01:28 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxeedslc1179.jpg When I know there is something that is good, like the protective qualities of Dorje Shugden and I would like to share with others from my heart for their benefit, but the Tibetan leadership says no. They also do what they can to block this. Segregate and demean me for years now. Disparage me and my fellow followers around the world for no good reason, my reaction is not to stop but to do more. I love these beautiful Dorje Shugden watches I am coming out with for the special wearer. Here is one sample. Tsem Rinpoche
1 Apr 17, 12:40 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yxeechg87887.jpg Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
1 Apr 17, 03:27 AMTsem Rinpoche: Sometimes we find that the very persons that are suppose to love us are the ones who abandon us and strangers become closer than family could ever be. In life I guess we should just appreciate whatever comes our way in the form of love, care and sincerity bereft of labels. Just accept love and care and never mind how it should be, but accept how it is. Tsem Rinpoche
31 Mar 17, 07:12 PMTsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yvsoyk1x4999.jpg When we are kind, we lose less of ourselves. Tsem Rinpoche
31 Mar 17, 05:02 PMTsem Rinpoche: Dear technical team behind tsemrinpoche.com, Often I get much credit for what a wonderful blog we have here. We do have a wonderful blog indeed. Also how much this blog has benefited many people around the world they write in. That this blog is so informative and has tons of information and so on. I do appreciate the feedback and appreciations very much from so many people. But what everyone needs to know is that without my wonderful team of technical people who are on standby always to improve, help, correct and maintain this blog, I would be nowhere. The technical team are really the unsung heroes behind this blog that contribute so much to make it what it is today. They work hard and never complain and always sincere. Very obliging always. Now we have this new feature they have installed where I can write my thoughts, shares and ideas here and it remains here. It is just for me and my thoughts. Thank you so much team! I really appreciate this very much. Kudos to your excellent works past, present and the future too. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
31 Mar 17, 01:58 PMTsem Rinpoche: Kechara is the sanksrit name of the special abode of Vajra Yogini. Those who practice Vajra Yogini to the highest level can ascend her paradise with their very bodies. Sonam Tsemo the great master of sutra and tantra was seen by an old woman flying off holding his beloved dog to ascend Kechara paradise. No one every found his body and his room was empty.
31 Mar 17, 01:58 PMTsem Rinpoche: Other accounts say that he ascended from Gorum Library near Chumik Dzingka spring. A stupa containing his holy relics was erected there. Sonam Tsemo was a powerful practitioner of the Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini and at the end of his short life he ascended with his very body to Kechara paradise. He was 40 years old.
31 Mar 17, 01:58 PMTsem Rinpoche: Even today the footprints of Loppon Sonam Tsemo and the dog can be clearly seen in the rock, left for the benefit of living beings as a field from which to accumulate merit. It is a sign of a holy being when they can leave their footprints in stone for future generations to witness and make offerings on that spot to collect merits. This holy site was decorated by the great master Mantradhara Ngawang Kunga Rinchen later on.
31 Mar 17, 01:58 PMTsem Rinpoche: The great and illustrious master Sonam Tsemo at the end of his life was described by an old woman who witnessed Sonam Tsemo depart. Standing on a rock at the holy spring near Sakya area known as Chumik Dzingka, his body ascended gracefully into the sky, still holding his dog. He loved his dog very much. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yvsoqihy5660.jpg
31 Mar 17, 01:57 PMTsem Rinpoche: Mahasiddha Kukkuripa, the Dog Lover http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yvsoqiac5343.jpg
31 Mar 17, 01:55 PMTsem Rinpoche: I love him so much!!! This is one of my favorite Mahasiddhas along with Badrapa, Shantideva, Ghantapa and a few others. I wanted to share this story with you. I wanted you to know that there are many great true stories like this one about Kukkuripa that are true and can be applied to our lives. To inspire us. I hope you enjoyed this story. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yvsoqhwj1885.jpg
31 Mar 17, 01:54 PMTsem Rinpoche: Kukkuripa attained full enlightenment blessed by Vajra Yogini by releasing the final subtle attachment to the non-existent self! After enlightenment his fame and name grew and many came to see him and he gave teachings to countless and benefitted many before he finally ascended to Kechara the second and final time. He was forever known as Kukkuripa the dog lover.
31 Mar 17, 01:53 PMTsem Rinpoche: And She said to Kukkuripa, “Well done, you gave up paradise to be with just a dog..it shows you have given up attachements and projections of pleasant and unpleasant, now your Dakini will give you the final paradise (enlightenment)!”
31 Mar 17, 01:51 PMTsem Rinpoche: One day, when he was scratching her in her favorite place and she licked him so his eyes were closed, when he opened his eyes she had suddenly turned into a Dakini shimmering with lights! The brilliance of the lights lit up the whole cave in front of Kukkuripa!! Kukkuripa was astonished to behold the splendourous lady in front of him! Of course this Dakini must be the Queen Herself he realized, as Vajra Yogini which was Kukkuripa’s main Yidam he had meditated on her for years in the cave.
31 Mar 17, 01:51 PMTsem Rinpoche: So he finally left Kechara to the Dakinis dismay and went back to his cave to be with his dog so she won’t be alone. Doggie was delighted to see her master and wagged her tail so much!! She licked him and he hugged her! She was skinnier for not eating well these few days he noticed. He fed her and hugged her and loved his doggie…He went back to his routine of meditation, receiving food offerings and sharing his food with doggie. They were happy together.
31 Mar 17, 01:51 PMTsem Rinpoche: She was loyal to him and how can he abandon her now. He couldn’t and he wouldn’t listen to the Dakinis. He left to join doggie. He never forget her companionship and loyalty. All the wonderful things in Kechara could not tempt him against his loyal friend the little doggie. He left everything for her.
31 Mar 17, 01:51 PMTsem Rinpoche: so he left Kechara Paradise and all it’s ‘delights’ for his doggie. He couldn’t abandon her. The Dakinis implored him to stay, but he was firm to return. The Dakinis said you will give up this paradise here for a mere dog???!! You can advance further in your meditations if you stay in Kechara and then help the dog later they attempted to persuade him. But Kukkuripa would not stay, he was loyal to his little dog as she had kept him company for many years in the lonely dark cave.
31 Mar 17, 01:50 PMTsem Rinpoche: Kukkuripa had no attachments to ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ in regards to sharing food with his dog. He had overcome this in his meditations. In ancient India, people would not co-habitate with a dog. It was considered unclean and filthy, but Kukkuripa had cast away those notions and loved his dog as she loved him. But he felt guilty to leave her alone while he was ‘enjoying’ himself in Kechara and could not stop thinking about his beloved dirty smelly dog in his cave alone…