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About H.E. the 25th 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.

Beloved for his unconventional, contemporary and often witty approach to Dharma, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche brings more than 2,500 years of Buddhist wisdom and teachings to the modern spiritual seeker by connecting ancient worlds with new people, cultures, attitudes and lifestyles.

A Mongolian-Tibetan heritage, a childhood in Taiwan and America, intensive monastic studies in India and now the Spiritual Advisor of the Kechara organisation in Malaysia – these are but some of the many facets that contribute to Tsem Rinpoche’s unique ability to effortlessly bridge the East and the West. His teachings bring the Dharma to our everyday lives and in doing so, he is able to bring the ancient time-honoured Buddhist philosophies and practices into the 21st Century.

Tsem Rinpoche has been strongly inclined towards Dharma since his early childhood, and has studied under many great Buddhist masters of the Tibetan tradition including including H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and H.E. Lati Rinpoche. He eventually went on to receive his monastic education at Gaden Shartse Monastery, currently located in Mundgod, South India.

Following the advice of his beloved Guru, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche took his vows as a monk and joined Gaden Shartse Monastery when he was in his early 20s. In fact, Tsem Rinpoche’s connection with Gaden Monastery goes far back in history. One of his previous incarnations, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, built the original Gaden Monastery in Tibet. Another incarnation, Panchen Sonam Drakpa, was not only the Abbot of Gaden Monastery but also the 15th Gaden Tripa, the Throneholder of the Gelugpa lineage. Tsem Rinpoche’s two immediate preceding incarnations, Gedun Nyedrak and Kentrul Thubten Lamsang Rinpoche, had also studied at Gaden Shartse Monastery in Tibet where they obtained Geshe Lharampa degrees before completing their studies at Gyutö Tantric College. Notably, Panchen Sonam Drakpa was also the Abbot of Gyutö Tantric College.

Gedun Nyedrak went on to become the Chant Master (umze) and, later, the 72nd Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery, while Kentrul Thubten Lamsang Rinpoche brought the Dharma to the lay people of the Phari district of Tibet. The tremendous and virtuous work of his previous lifetimes, which includes such illustrious names as Magadha Sangmo, a student of the historical Buddha, Mahasiddha Virupa, Thonmi Sambhota, King Trisong Detsen, Mahasiddha Naropa, Lotsawa Loden Sherab, Ra Lotsawa, Shakya Shri Bhadra, Butön Rinchen Drub, Sakya Pandita and Qing Emperor Kangxi are clearly reflected in Tsem Rinpoche’s present-day activities in Malaysia, where he continues this selfless practice of teaching vast numbers of non-monastic communities in places where the Dharma has just begun to bloom.

During his nine years in Gaden, Tsem Rinpoche was involved in extensive charitable works including building schools for refugee children in India, constructing dormitories and upgrading living conditions for the monastic community, and providing long-term assistance to the poor lay community of Mundgod. Through his constant practice of generosity with a deeply altruistic motivation, Tsem Rinpoche continues to sponsor Gaden’s work and activities, and tirelessly shares new ways and means of bringing happiness and relief to people from all walks of life through creative and engaging methods.

Like all Bodhisattvas, 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.

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, 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.

He 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. Now based in Malaysia, Tsem Rinpoche continues this immense work through Kechara, the progressive spiritual organisation he founded, bringing benefit to many around the world.

 

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

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Many come to Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia to make offerings and prayers to the increase form of Dorje Shugden who appears like a prince and rides on a golden horse. Many report having their wishes fulfilled and return many times. Am happy to see this. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Many come to Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia to make offerings and prayers to the increase form of Dorje Shugden who appears like a prince and rides on a golden horse. Many report having their wishes fulfilled and return many times. Am happy to see this. ~Tsem Rinpoche You can learn more about this form of Dorje Shugden here: https://bit.ly/2wxQyes
5 months ago
In Bentong (Malaysia), the town we live in and where Kechara Forest Retreat is, we have built a public chapel to Dorje Shugden for the locals. They really love it. Many locals like to come early in the morning to make offerings and special prayers to Dorje Shugden then go to work. The locals have reported many of their prayers being fulfilled from praying to Dorje Shugden at this chapel. As a result, more are joining in to pray to powerful Dorje Shugden the world peace protector who is no other than Manjushri. That is beautiful. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Ullambama 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat
6 months ago
Ullambana candles offering to Lord Tsongkhapa in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . Feel calm and blessed. tsemrinpoche.com dorjeshugden.org
6 months ago
I am not liked by everyone because I choose to not give up my practice of Dorje Shugden even when I am threatened, segregated, hated, degraded and accused of all manner of things just for it. But at least I kept my promise to my guru to practice Dorje Shugden 30 years ago. I am a person that keeps my promises. My respect for integrity makes me who I am. ~ Tsem Rinpoche - Follow H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Twitter : https://twitter.com/tsemtulku
6 months ago
Precious opportunity in Kechara Forest Retreat! "As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites." ~Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas. The ones that were visited were Tsongkapa, Nageshvaraja, Loma Gyoma, Tara, Nagarakshasa and then back to Tsongkapa. At each location circumambulations and lamp offerings were done. We walked the vast land while chanting Migtseyma mantras. The very elderly followed to each location in cars. Kechara Forest retreat is 70 acres of land located in rural Bentong, one hour from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. ~Tsem Rinpoche For more information: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
6 months ago
They started on August 18, 2018 at 6:00AM till 9:00AM. With strong aspirations, Kecharians generate merits by reciting mantras and circumambulate the images of the enlightened beings, especially to clear obstacles related to our good health and that of others. We have many outdoor sacred images of various Buddhas... ~Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Pilgrimage is an intrinsic part of Buddhist life and creates strong Dharma imprints in our mind streams and opens up positive karma and merits that we need to live a successful life. As Kechara Forest Retreat is a sacred land, filled with holy and blessed statues and many holy items, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche encouraged Kecharians living and working in Kechara Forest Retreat to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage of its holy sites...~ Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Visitors at Gyenze Chapel, located at the entrance to Kechara Forest Retreat. Did you know that the Gyenze Chapel is open to the public 24/7?
6 months ago
Many visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat! Have you planned your visit yet? Picture courtesy Pee Bee Chong, shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Have you visited the Bigfoot Universe @ Jalan Ah Peng in Bentong? Have a look here... Picture courtesy Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Lama Chopa puja in Puja House, Bentong. Through the Lama Chopa puja are making a request to all the lineage Gurus for blessings, protection and increased merits for our loved one, ourselves and friends quickly. - picture courtesy from Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Dorje Shugden Kangsol Puja performed by the Puja Team in Wisdom Hall at Pilgrimage Day, Kechara Forest Retreat. - photo courtesy Cynthia Ng Yi Chen, shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
During the Preparations for the Pilgrimage Day in July in Kechara Forest Retreat
7 months ago
Many visitors at the Gyenze Chapel, located at the entrance to Kechara Forest Retreat. Gyenze is the powerful increase emanation of Dorje Shugden.
7 months ago
Pastor Yek Yes together with her friend from schooldays Tang Li Fang and her son Grayson at the Bigfoot store in Bentong. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
This is Bentong, Malaysia. Many prayers answered at Kechara. ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
7 months ago
This is Bentong, Malaysia. Many prayers answered at Kechara. ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
7 months ago
Pilgrimage day today in Kechara Forest Retreat ! A precious opportunity to be blessed by the Buddhas.
7 months ago
Kechara House Puja Team is scheduled to perform many pujas today at Wisdom Hall. Medicine Buddha (or Menlha) Puja is one of the most popular pujas requested by sponsors for the Medicine Buddhas' healing energies, blessings and protections. Enquiries: Kechara House Front Desk 603 78033908 or 6012 9873908 tsemrinpoche.com dorjeshugden.org retreat.kechara.com vajrasecrets.com Picture credit Pastor Tat Ming Lim
8 months ago
Powerful healing powers are granted by Buddha Loma Gyonma. Many candles were offered and mantra recited to Loma Gyonma on our first Pilgrimage Day. Picture credit Lew Kwan Leng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Circumambulating Mother Tara at the entrance to Tara Walk on Pilgrimage Day, 23.June 2018, Kechara Forest Retreat. Picture credit Lew Kwan Leng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Pastor David sharing before our very first pilgrimage day in Kechara Forest Retreat, photo credit Lew Kwan Leng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Medicine Buddha puja at Dukkar Apartment in Kechara Forest Retreat. Picture courtesy by Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
At the entrance to Bigfoot Universe in Jalan Ah Peng in Bentong is Dorje Shugden and Bigfoot.
8 months ago
Visit Bigfoot in Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia.
8 months ago
Receive manyfold blessings from powerful Protector Dorje Shugden. Visit Bigfoot Universe at Jalan Ah Peng in Bentong.
8 months ago
Have you seen Malaysia‘s largest Bigfoot in Bentong? Visit Bigfoot Universe at Jalan Ah Peng.
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