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Randy Pausch – The Last Lecture Reprised

Tuesday, 30/4/2013 - 11:47pm

Professor Randy Pausch, who suffered from pancreatic cancer, gave an upbeat lecture on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon…

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A Story for Any Language

Saturday, 13/4/2013 - 4:06pm

They say every picture is worth a thousand words…well, this is one story where words are hardly necessary to convey [...]

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Guidelines for New Refuge Takers

Monday, 14/5/2012 - 8:36pm

You may have been a Buddhist all your life but do you know what taking refuge means? Or perhaps you [...]

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H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche in Kelantan

Monday, 15/8/2011 - 3:12am

These images of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche were taken on a recent trip to Kelantan, a state on the east [...]

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Ten steps to happiness (Part 7)

Tuesday, 26/7/2011 - 12:50pm

When our world falls apart, when we suffer loss, when it seems everyone is turning against us, we have to [...]

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Ten steps to happiness (Part 6)

Friday, 8/7/2011 - 3:14am

Understanding that the good fortune we are presently enjoying is the result of the practice of generosity in the past, [...]

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Ten steps to happiness (Part 5)

Saturday, 28/5/2011 - 12:50am

We have to stop thinking about the wall in front of us, and look at the space behind the wall [...]

Ten steps to happiness (Part 4)

Thursday, 12/5/2011 - 12:28pm

Life in the context of Buddhism means past, present and future lives. Remembering life means learning from the past in [...]

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Ten steps to happiness (Part 3)

Wednesday, 27/4/2011 - 4:21pm

We need to be mindful that although death is certain, the time of death is uncertain. Death can be just [...]

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Ten steps to happiness (Part 2)

Friday, 18/3/2011 - 4:28am

Being unattached, we are ready for new and fresh experiences and discoveries…

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Ten steps to happiness (Part 1)

Friday, 4/3/2011 - 12:51pm

Our spiritual path does not end until we are fully enlightened. Until then, it is a constant endeavour of study, [...]

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Rock and not roll

Saturday, 19/2/2011 - 11:02pm

When we are faced with problems or difficulties, the first thought in our mind is to avoid them. This aversion [...]

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The greatness of the Dharma

Monday, 7/2/2011 - 8:28pm

The Lamrim is seen as a wish-fulfilling jewel because it comprises all the different practices by which one can gain [...]

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Ignorance is (not) bliss

Monday, 7/2/2011 - 12:04am

The bliss of ignorance is a deception. In reality, what is merely a temporary reduction or postponement of one’s suffering, [...]

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Impermanence need not be a bad thing

Thursday, 13/1/2011 - 1:32am

The biggest problem with failing to realise that all phenomena is subject to impermanence, is that it deceives us into [...]

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A balanced mind

Monday, 27/12/2010 - 4:52pm

Dharma does not make us suffer. The fluctuations in our minds make us suffer H.E. Tsem Rinpoche When we work [...]

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Don’t be a great pretender, be a real practitioner

Thursday, 9/12/2010 - 6:38pm

What constitutes pure motivation? Pure motivation is a mind free from the eight worldly concerns…

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Taking refuge is to become a Buddhist, not a refugee

Wednesday, 24/11/2010 - 2:03am

Until we can perceive the Enlightened ones directly, the best teacher is our spiritual guide, the source of all good…

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The agony + ecstasy of love

Tuesday, 9/11/2010 - 11:32pm

To give and receive love is one of the greatest joys of being human. Animals and other beings do not [...]

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Think out of the box

Thursday, 28/10/2010 - 12:14am

When our minds are closed, we cannot learn from anyone and our learning curve plateaus and takes a dive. We [...]

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Dharma under the lens

Friday, 22/10/2010 - 2:24pm

At last week’s Chinese Manjushri Class, Kechara inMotion’s (KIM) head of department Liaison Han Siew Fong and staff Jace Chong [...]

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Be a Dharma warrior, not an ostrich

Wednesday, 13/10/2010 - 9:17pm

On our journey to Enlightenment, we need to proceed in an organised and efficient manner. Mount Everest cannot be conquered [...]

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Why we pray to statues

Wednesday, 6/10/2010 - 11:36pm

At last week’s Manjushri Class, Lili Ng shared that in actuality, we do not pray to the brass, wood, silver [...]

Ethical living: Giving and taking

Wednesday, 29/9/2010 - 12:53am

The laws of karma is the law of cause and effect, whereby all our actions are the causes and our [...]

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A tweet today for enlightenment!

Tuesday, 28/9/2010 - 11:28pm

Being a modern Spiritual Guide, His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche uses various skilful means to spread Dharma to all those [...]

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Make your problem a challenge

Sunday, 26/9/2010 - 12:14am

Think you have problems? Feel like you’ve got all the time in the world to do something? Think nothing’s ever [...]

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An afternoon with the Kechara Care Bears

Monday, 20/9/2010 - 12:13am

There was something a little different in Manjushri class a week ago – an afternoon with Kechara Care (KC), the [...]

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Back to school

Tuesday, 14/9/2010 - 2:19am

What is spiritual practice? The transformation of bad to good. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche Generally, we can engage in spiritual [...]

How do I get respect from my peers?

Tuesday, 14/9/2010 - 1:57am

My colleagues don’t respect me, my family doesn’t respect me, my Dharma brothers and sisters don’t respect me – how [...]

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Plastic fantastic

Wednesday, 8/9/2010 - 3:34am

Ever picked up a plastic item and wondered what the number and arrows meant? Does the whole thing look like [...]

The destructiveness of anger

Tuesday, 7/9/2010 - 3:54am

We may have knowledge and even teach Dharma. But are we humble and kind to everyone?

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A mother’s love

Monday, 6/9/2010 - 9:09pm

What’s that people say about a mother’s love knowing no bounds? Well, from these pictures, it is clear to see [...]

How not to be a lazy Dharma practitioner

Monday, 6/9/2010 - 4:21pm

At last week’s Manjushri class we had David Lai sharing an interactive session with everyone on what it means to [...]

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Lessons on a Perfect Teacher

Tuesday, 31/8/2010 - 6:38am

For a change, there was a screening of the documentary, Words of My Perfect Teacher, which is about Dzongsar Khyentse [...]

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Are you smarter than Manjushri? A quiz!

Wednesday, 25/8/2010 - 4:53am

Taking a break from the usual discussion and sharings, David Lai led a super, energetic quiz! With a broad range [...]

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Lamrim in a blog

Tuesday, 17/8/2010 - 9:22pm

Whoever thought that all the wise words of Atisha, Tsongkhapa and Pabongkha Rinpoche could be so cleverly condensed into the [...]

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#29: The most beautiful mind of all

Tuesday, 17/8/2010 - 3:39pm

From our experiences, we know that despite our best intentions, we cannot really do much to benefit others. We may [...]

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An offering of light at Chinese Manjushri Class

Monday, 16/8/2010 - 11:39pm

When I was a small child, my mother liked to bring me to the temple to pray and offer candles [...]

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#28: Why Buddhahood?

Thursday, 12/8/2010 - 12:05am

It is very important for us to know why we want to become a Buddha. If you think it is [...]

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Thinking like a Buddhist

Wednesday, 11/8/2010 - 12:24am

This week Mr Ngoew shared with us His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s Karma Chart. Giving a very detailed and clear [...]

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Ghostly encounters at Chinese Manjushri Class

Thursday, 5/8/2010 - 1:51am

Last Friday, our weekly Chinese Manjushri Class aimed to give attendees a new perception of the Hungry Ghost Month. Our [...]

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#27: Altruism, the mother of superior intention

Tuesday, 3/8/2010 - 1:31am

It is easy for us to wish for all sentient beings to be happy or to recite a verse of [...]

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Vows that set you free

Monday, 2/8/2010 - 8:51am

In preparation for the Chenrezig Ngesung Kundrol initiation, Kechara House recently hosted a teaching on the Bodhisattva Vows…

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I am in love

Sunday, 1/8/2010 - 8:40am

David gave a talk called “I am in love” and explored six special ingredients for staying in love! Over years [...]

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#26: Compassion conquers all

Monday, 26/7/2010 - 2:57pm

All samsaric life is characterised by beings taking what they like from others, and giving things they do not like. [...]

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I am new to Dharma!

Sunday, 25/7/2010 - 5:20pm

Liaison Jamie Khoo the “oldie” paired up with new (but very active) member Andrew Boon to talk about what it [...]

Real Men Eat Real Meat?

Saturday, 24/7/2010 - 4:46pm

Eating meat is so yummy! Don’t you think so? Many people think eating meat is pleasurable. Grilled beef, mutton curry, [...]

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#25: The power of imagination (Part 2)

Wednesday, 21/7/2010 - 3:37pm

First, we imagine exchanging places with someone who is of similar ability, intellect or status as ourselves. Next, we relate [...]

A Sacred Lineage

Wednesday, 21/7/2010 - 1:33pm

There was a bit of a stir when an invitation came to spend a Sunday afternoon with two of the [...]

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#24: The power of imagination (Part 1)

Tuesday, 13/7/2010 - 11:46pm

When we use our imagination to exchange our self with others, there is no danger or confusion because the exchange [...]

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Even existing is creating negative karma

Monday, 12/7/2010 - 1:06am

First of all, the book Snakes, Roosters and Pigs is not about the zodiac, Feng Shui or even zoology. It [...]

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This is what life is all about…

Thursday, 8/7/2010 - 7:26am

The following is from an email that was forwarded to His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche by Liaison Jamie Khoo. It [...]

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Global warming: The end of the world?

Tuesday, 6/7/2010 - 7:23am

Ever got into a steaming car on searing hot day and burnt your skin on the sun-soaked leather seats as [...]

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Lineage Masters: H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche

Monday, 5/7/2010 - 6:03am

Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo Jampa Tenzin Trinlay Gyatso was one of the greatest masters of the 20th century and one [...]

Shopping heaven

Sunday, 4/7/2010 - 6:24am

On the last weekend of June, May Woo of Kechara Paradise joined Manjushri class to talk to us about the [...]

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Twenty-Seven Verses On Mind Training

Friday, 2/7/2010 - 9:39am

For those who wish to gain attainments, transform, change and become happy, recite the below 27 mindblowing sacred lines by [...]

A Dummies Guide to Kechara Paradise

Thursday, 1/7/2010 - 7:56am

Last Sunday saw a very special class based on a recent teaching that His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche had given [...]

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The two wings you need to fly: Compassion and Wisdom

Wednesday, 23/6/2010 - 5:07pm

Compassion, wisdom and renunciation are very big words. Sometimes it’s difficult to feel connected with them. Is it even possible [...]

Lineage Masters: H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche

Wednesday, 23/6/2010 - 3:57am

Trijang Rinpoche’s early life follows that of many other reincarnated great beings. Miracles were witnessed at the time of Trijang [...]

#23: The power of familiarity

Thursday, 17/6/2010 - 12:12pm

How is it possible to exchange self with others? First, we must acknowledge and understand that the object we cherish [...]

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#22: The art of switcheroo

Wednesday, 9/6/2010 - 5:39pm

If we are determined to turn over a new leaf and become the truly beautiful person we really are, a [...]

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Mitch Albom Bash ’07 Speech

Monday, 7/6/2010 - 5:26am

The 25-minute speech, given by Mitch Albom, recounts the true story of his old professor Morrie Schwartz’s battle with ALS, [...]

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Simply Setrap

Thursday, 3/6/2010 - 10:07am

To explain the often mysterious Dharmapala Setrap practice to the retreat participants, Liaison Sharon Saw gave a brief overview about [...]

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#21: Cherishing ourselves and others equally

Wednesday, 2/6/2010 - 10:18am

Since the moment we were born we have been cherishing ourselves. Just look at babies – don’t they get whatever [...]

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Glossary

Tuesday, 1/6/2010 - 8:13pm

A Amitabha – Buddha of Sukhavati (a Pure Land). Amitayus – Buddha of Infinite Light and Life. Arhat – Literally [...]

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#20: How to be the greatest lover of all: Be an equaliser

Wednesday, 26/5/2010 - 10:07am

We still need to remove some doubts before we can move on to be a lover of all…

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A Tweet a Day Keeps the Obstacles Away!

Wednesday, 26/5/2010 - 9:57am

Due to popular demand, we brought back to Manjushri Class a sharing session on His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s “tweets” [...]

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#19: Remembering and repaying the kindness of our mothers

Thursday, 20/5/2010 - 12:14pm

Recognising that all living beings – humans, animals, insects, anything – in the universe seen and unseen, known and unknown [...]

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My Story: A Sharing of Experiences in Dharma

Tuesday, 18/5/2010 - 2:09pm

Dharma is a word that seems to conjure up a myriad of images in our heads but more often than [...]

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Taking Refuge

Friday, 14/5/2010 - 12:35am

Taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha is an important decision for the progress of spiritual practice. Especially so [...]

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#18: Believe it or not, all living beings are our mothers

Thursday, 13/5/2010 - 3:04pm

Many will find the above assertion a tough nut to swallow. Before we reject it, please consider what the Enlightened [...]

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The Paramita of Giving in Action: Kechara Soup Kitchen

Thursday, 13/5/2010 - 11:41am

As a part of our new series of guest speakers from Kechara departments, last Sunday featured an afternoon with Ruby [...]

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#17: Equanimity: The key to a cool mind

Wednesday, 5/5/2010 - 11:42am

A Buddha is cool because he has stilled his passions and is therefore free from excitement and depression. He does [...]

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Buddhism and Statistics: The Precious Human Life

Wednesday, 5/5/2010 - 11:23am

Not only is being born as a human in the six realms of existence very fortunate but when we compare [...]

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Why Pilgrimage?

Sunday, 2/5/2010 - 11:55pm

We go on pilgrimages not as a holiday or simply to do the things that we usually do as tourists. [...]