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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

We will start at 8.30am this coming Saturday 12 August our volunteer cleaning up session and finish by lunch time. Please contact Jace Chong via Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jace.chong.56 Everyone is welcome to join us. Let's sweat and have fun with our birds!
1 week ago
This coming Saturday (12th Aug), we will have our volunteer session cleaning up the aviary. We start at 8.30am and finish by lunch time. Everyone is welcome to join us. Please contact Jace Chong to register. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jace.chong.56
1 week ago
Manjushri Nagarakshasa "This form is extremely vajra ferocious and protects our land and ourselves from interferences, spirits, nagas, magic and bless our karma to promote powerful healing in our bodies." ~Tsem Rinpoche If you would like to volunteer to do landscaping around Manjushri Nagarakshasa in Kechara Forest Retreat an act of offering this Wednesday to Friday (from 9am to 7pm), please send us a message for more details.
1 week ago
DROLKAR is a female Cockatoo which was found hidden from view in a dark corner at the back of a pet shop. Drolkar was one of the first birds to be liberated by Kechara’s founder and spiritual guide, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, and the starting point of Kechara’s animal rescue activities.
2 weeks ago
Upcoming dates for the Inner Peace Retreat 2017 in Kechara Forest Retreat!
3 weeks ago
First Gyenze Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat by KFR Team and guests!
3 weeks ago
First Gyenze Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat by KFR Team and guests!
3 weeks ago
White Hibiscus flowering at Stupa Garden in Kechara Forest Retreat.
3 weeks ago
Gyabshi Torma making in Wisdom Hall for Puja.
3 weeks ago
Helping in the aviary is using one's time to benefit those who cannot benefit us back! Thank you to all the kind volunteers!
3 weeks ago
Join the Inner Peace Program @ Kechara Forest Retreat
3 weeks ago
Check out Naropa's cave for many blessings! Only at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong!
1 month ago
3 day Amitayus retreat completed in Dukkar Apartment, Kechara Forest Retreat!
1 month ago
Find your precious Dharma books @ Naropa's Cave in Kechara Forest Retreat
1 month ago
Get your personal Bigfoot picture here: Kechara Puja House Bentong 18 Jalan Ah Peng 28700 Bentong
1 month ago
Did you visit already Puja House in Bentong?
1 month ago
Thank you Mr. Albert Kam for spending meaningful time in Kechara Forest Retreat and helping our birds in the aviary.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Many visitors in Naropa's cave this afternoon in Wisdom Hall.
1 month ago
Today, Kechara Forest Retreat was honoured to host Y.B. Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport, and his guests from China. Dato' Sri was accompanied by his wife, Datin Sri Lee, YB Senator Dato' Hoh Khai Mun and other representatives from MCA.
1 month ago
Many visited Kechara Forest Retreat during the long holiday break and visited the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world.
2 months ago
Pastor Blessing, here with Pastor Tat Ming, available in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
In loving memory of Rinpoche's beloved Mumu, Yogi. A statue of Mumu at Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
2 months ago
Kechara House at Bentong, Pahang is officially open to public. No. 18, Jln. Ah Peng 28700 Bentong Pahang
2 months 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
2 months ago
Super cool and unique blessings by powerful protector Dorje Shugden available at Naropa's cave, Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
2 months ago
Did you get already your picture with Bigfoot in Bentong? The latest must do for Bigfoot fans!
2 months ago
Join the Inner Reflection Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat, 3days/2nights http://retreat.kechara.com/inner-reflection-retreat/
2 months ago
Dorje Shugden watches available at Naropa's cave in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong !
2 months ago
More people engage in the VajraYogini 100.000 Butterlamp Retreat
2 months ago