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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

Dorje Shugden Chapel in the heart of Bentong! Visit this beautiful chapel at the entrance to Kechara Paradise, 84, Jalan Ah Peng, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. Picture courtesy by Pastor Albert, shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 days ago
Powerful Dukkar or White Umbrella Puja “To cut asunder completely all malignant demons, to cut asunder all the spells of others…to turn aside all enemies and dangers and hatred...” Dukkar manifested from the crown of Buddha Shakyamuni as a personification of Buddha’s victory umbrella, and is commonly regarded as the female counterpart to Avalokiteshvara (Kuan Yin), the Buddha of Compassion. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dukkar-puja-fund-for-legal-affairs, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 week ago
You don’t need merits to perform negative actions. But you need merits to stop yourself from performing negative actions. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
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Kechara Puja Team performed The Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps puja in front of Buddha Nageshvaraja in Kechara Forest Retreat. The arisen merits from this puja have been dedicated to swiftly fulfill the sponsors wishes. Courtesy by Pastor Tat Ming, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
2 weeks ago
108 candle light offerings to Buddha Nageshvaraja, one of the 35 Confessional Buddhas in Kechara Forest Retreat. Picture courtesy by Pastor Tat Ming, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 weeks ago
Traveling Puja in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat - Excellent puja for business trips, holidays, pilgrimages, migrations, and students furthering their studies abroad. The recitation of this puja generates the protective energies needed to ensure a smooth and harmonious travel experience for journeys both near and far. The Chokchu Munsel Mahayana Sutra "The Exalted Dispeller of Darkness of the Ten Directions" is an important method for removing obstacles in one's path and one's life. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/travel-puja-fund Picture courtesy Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 weeks ago
Urgent Puja for newborn baby - The Puja team is always ready to benefit others. Many do not know that the puja team is always on standby to do puja, even in the middle of the night if there is an urgency that needs the blessing of the Protector, just like the request that we have receive a few hours ago to perform a Dorje Shugden puja for a newborn baby who is in life threatening situation. From Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat for precious blessings. Picture from Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
2 weeks ago
Rejoice for this couple from China. They have visited Kechara, VajraYogini’s Paradise!Bentong Puja House, Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall and Kechara House in PJ. They have invited holy items to support their practice and create merits. Picture from Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 weeks ago
A Slice of Heaven "Sponsor a lot of land in the Kechara Forest Retreat, which will go towards the cost of the land and the facilities being built therein. Your support will help make this meritorious project a reality. Contributing to the building of a monastery or a place of worship is a very meritorious act, as taught by the Buddha and many ancient masters that came before. As the Buddha described the benefits of building monasteries to King Sangyal, he taught that people who build monasteries will always have incredible wealth and power in future lives, and will eventually attain enlightenment. The great Indian yogi, Nagden Pawo also said that anyone who contributes to the building of a Buddhist institution, no matter how small that contribution is, even if it is just requesting others for donations, continuously collects tremendous merits even as they go about their daily lives". https://www.vajrasecrets.com/slice-of-heaven-fund - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 weeks ago
Have you seen the sacred Dorje Shugden wall art in Bentong? Picture curtesy by Pee Bee Chong, with Puja Team Members - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Have you been to the Kechara Puja House in Bentong? Here is their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentong-Puja-House-祈愿堂-Kechara/242844719542360
4 weeks ago
The Kechara Puja Team performed a Trakze Puja recently dedicated to clear obstacles for the sponsor. May all be successful and all wishes be fulfilled.-Frederick Law, shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
An Auspicious Gyenze puja was recently conducted for a sponsor at the Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. The Gyenze puja draws upon the powerful wealth attracting energies of Gyenze to swiftly resolve financial difficulties, increase lifespan, material resources, merits, spiritual realisations, and all that is good. For more information: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/gyenze-puja-fund, shared by Pastor Antoinette Kass
1 month ago
The Kechara Puja Team conducted a Gyabshi puja for a regular sponsor. May all obstacles of the sponsor will clear up through this puja.
1 month ago
Beautiful altar for Lama Chopa puja recently completed at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Congratulations to all the treasure hunters in Kechara Forest Retreat with Jace Chong.
1 month ago
Congratulations to all the treasure hunters in Kechara Forest Retreat with Jace Chong.
1 month ago
What's the answer? First Treasure Hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you to the kind volunteers!
1 month ago
Plenty of questions to answer on the first Treasure Hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat
1 month ago
First Treasure hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat, on 11. March 2018
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Dato' Dr. Vellayan Subramaniam is our vet of The Aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat. He pays visits to see our birds to make sure they are in good shape. The powdered multivitamins & mineral supplement we are using for our birds are a special concoction from Dr. Vellayan. Yearly we spent about RM40k on the birds' health and well being. by Jace Chong, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Dorje Shugden Gyenze increases beneficial causes and conditions for our material and spiritual wellbeing to come to fruition. Read here: Dorje Shugden Gyenze to Increase Life, Merits and Wealth http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html
1 month ago
Powerful Gyenze Puja conducted at the Gyenze Chapel, Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
1 month ago
Chinese New Year 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat, Buddha Manjushri Nagarakshasa
2 months ago
Chinese New Year 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
Chinese New Year 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
Join our 1st Treasure Hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturday, March 10 at 8 AM - 12 PM
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