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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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Progress Updates

Many visited Kechara Forest Retreat during the long holiday break and visited the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world.
yesterday
Pastor Blessing, here with Pastor Tat Ming, available in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
yesterday
In loving memory of Rinpoche's beloved Mumu, Yogi. A statue of Mumu at Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
3 days ago
Kechara House at Bentong, Pahang is officially open to public. No. 18, Jln. Ah Peng 28700 Bentong Pahang
3 days ago
The best way to create happiness and make your world filled with light is to serve others without an agenda. You create something that will be lasting. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
Super cool and unique blessings by powerful protector Dorje Shugden available at Naropa's cave, Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
2 weeks ago
Did you get already your picture with Bigfoot in Bentong? The latest must do for Bigfoot fans!
2 weeks ago
Join the Inner Reflection Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, 3days/2nights http://retreat.kechara.com/inner-reflection-retreat/
2 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden watches available at Naropa's cave in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong !
2 weeks ago
More people engage in the VajraYogini 100.000 Butterlamp Retreat
3 weeks ago
Auspicious Mongolian Omen! Please read more here: https://goo.gl/xXQcJ3 in English and here: https://goo.gl/75ucfr in Chinese.
3 weeks ago
Meaningful activities during holiday break by our kind volunteers in Kechara Forest Retreat. Thank you!
3 weeks ago
Lord Manjushri ‘arising’ from the water blesses everyone at the Fish Pond in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
3 weeks ago
A double-rainbow appeared clearly above Kechara Forest Retreat after the Druchuma Puja on Saturday 3rd June 2017! Very auspicious!
3 weeks ago
100.000 Butterlamp Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, Ladrang, dedicated to Lord Vajra Yogini! Join this precious opportunity !
3 weeks ago
See you in Naropa's cave, Kechara Forest Retreat for amazing Dharma items!
3 weeks ago
Visitors are Offering a Khata and Paying Respect to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's Throne Today
4 weeks ago
88 Visitors from Melaka in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall
4 weeks ago
Make sure to pay us a visit soon in Naropa's cave because these wonderful statues, shrines, thangkas and books never hang around the shelves for long!
4 weeks ago
The Pre-Loved Sales at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat, called Naropa's cave, is open every day of the week.
4 weeks ago
Meditating under a rainbow arc
1 month ago
Beautiful vibrant Tibetan chants, traditional ritual music and powerful good energies all around during the Tibetan Ruel Recharge Puja!
1 month ago
Beautiful Tara over water! Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
1 month ago
The King of Fruits in Malaysia - durian. We're reviving the 70 odd trees in Kechara Forest Retreat, pesticide-free. Looking forward to some durians this year. - by Pastor Henry
1 month ago
TIBETAN RUEL RECHARGE PUJA⚡⚡ Preserving this centuries-old heritage, Kechara is proud to announce that on Saturday, 20 May 2017, the inaugural Tibetan Ruel Recharge Puja will be held at Kechara Forest Retreat.
1 month ago
Mantra Recitation during Wesak Day 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat
1 month ago
Bathing the Buddha in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wesak Day 2017
2 months ago
Lama Chopa Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat, Wesak Day 2017
2 months ago
Wonderful performance by these beautiful kids during the Wesak celebration at Kechara Forest Retreat.
2 months ago
Bird Liberation this morning on Wesak Day in Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago