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About H.E.Tsem Rinpoche

Like a lotus blooming in infinite desert
A rare and precious find, a being so divine
A beacon to spiraling snowflakes in unending blizzards
Bringing the truth, unveiling paths of ultimate blissful life

Adored for his unique, contemporary and often witty teaching approach, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche is a high reincarnated lama from Gaden Shartse Monastery, and the founder and spiritual advisor of the Kechara Buddhist Organisation.

Acknowledged by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the 72nd Abbot of Gaden Shartse, Gedun Nyedrak, Tsem Rinpoche chose to take rebirth amongst difficult circumstances to be close to those who would need him most. Meeting the challenges of exile, broken homes, abuse, and continuous, violent attempts at denying him his one love – the Dharma – with unshakeable faith and persistence, Rinpoche has emerged as the radiantly inspiring spiritual teacher and friend we know today.

H.E. has studied under many esteemed Gurus, including H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and H.E. Lati Rinpoche. With a Mongolian-Tibetan heritage, a childhood in Taiwan & America,  intensive study and meditation in Gaden Monastery, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche is one of the rare, precious teachers with the unique teaching ability to bridge East and West.

In the tradition of the great Mahasiddhas, Rinpoche helps and guides us by whatever means will be most beneficial, caring only about our ultimate liberation. Refusing to make an artificial distinction between formal Dharma and everyday life, he is a master at turning every situation into new, contemporary methods to transmit the essence of the teachings, and is recognised as a real-life Bodhisattva by his teachers and students alike.

Never losing or diluting the profound essence of the Buddha’s timeless wisdom, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has a wonderful gift of presenting the ancient teachings in ways accessible and relevant to us inhabitants of the 21st century’s global village. Basing his Dharma sessions on logic and shared human values renders his message universal, free of the limitations of dogma, culture and individual background.

Rinpoche’s brilliance of mind arouses our interest to explore with him the human condition in a deeper way, and his great kindness, generosity and enthusiasm are contagious and awaken in many the wish to enter the sacred path of study, contemplation and meditation.

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has been teaching in South East Asia since 1992, fulfilling the wishes of his Gurus H.E. Lati Rinpoche and H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche.

Renowned for his charitable works such as building schools, hospitals and providing assistance and food to the poor and underprivileged, Rinpoche’s organisation, Kechara, continues to bring benefit to the world through its many initiatives.

 

Every action creates the future. ~ H.E. Tsem Rinpoche   

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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat during Chinese New Year for an Auspicious Year of the Dog!
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"Pray to Tara for everything from business success, the safety and happiness of our family, it will be beneficial. As stated in the praise: “Desiring children you will gain offsprings; seek wealth and you will be granted riches; whatever you desire you will obtain”." From Dorje Shugden's Advice for the New Year 2018 http://bit.ly/2CAA853
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Klang visitors in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat and making a connection with Buddha and Protector Dorje Shugden, January 2018.
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Thank you Klang visitors, for coming to visit Kechara Forest Retreat and make a connection with Dorje Shugden, January 2018. Picture while getting ready to pay homage to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's throne.
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Paying hommage to Loma Gyoma in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. "As the emanation of Tara, Loma Gyonma is regarded as Lhamo Rithrodma, the 20th Tara as mentioned in the “Praise to the Twenty One Taras”. The praise to Lhamo Rithrodma states that her right eye emits blazing rays of light that burns away all the lords of diseases and epidemics." P. Antoinette - From the article Nageshvaraja and Loma Gyoma arrives to KFR! http://bit.ly/2FJyp0g
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Holy site light offering in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia.
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Kechara Forest Retreat’s Meditation program featured in China Press.
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Dukkar Puja in Wisdom Hall, to purify the karma for being wrongly accused such as in arguments or legal cases and protects those who travel frequently. Find out more here: http://www.kechara.com/kechara-house/pujas/dukkar-puja/ and here: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dukkar-chakra
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Lama Tsongkhapa Retreat in Wisdom Hall, December 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Holy site light offering at Tsongkhapa Day 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat! ❤️❤️❤️
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Animal Liberation on Medicine Buddha Hill, led by Pastor Han Nee, assisted by CK Siah on Lama Tsongkhapa day. By practicing Animal Liberation, you gain the benefits of Healing, Long Life and Purification of Negative Actions.
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Recently, on Lama Tsongkhapa day, many too the opportunity to offer light to the Buddhas in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
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After weeks of cleaning and repainting, the Recovery Aviary finally decorated like a Christmas party welcoming the birds back home! from Jace Chong
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Fun time during creative painting session @ Kechara Forest Retreat !
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Learning how to fold a khata during the 3N2D kids and teenagers Manjushri Retreat, at Kechara Forest Retreat
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Ready for the Manjushri kids and teenagers retreat with a good motivation at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong
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3D2N of Children Manjushri Retreat began yesterday in Kechara Forest Retreat. Rejoice to all children who participate and get connection with Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. May all be blessed by Buddha Manjushri.
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The Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat Vajrayogini, is a representation of complete Buddhahood in female form, and her heaven was chosen as the name of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche‘s Buddhist organization, Kechara. If you would like to visit the Vajrayogini stupa, do join one of the Kechara Forest Retreat tours. To find out the next available date, please call 03-7803 3908.
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