H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, a high reincarnated Lama from Gaden Shartse Monastery, is the founder and spiritual guide of the Kechara organisation. Fulfilling his previous lives’ prayers, H.E. 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.

Recognised as the reincarnation of the 72nd Abbot of Gaden Shartse, Gedun Nyedrak, His Eminence’s spiritual lineage actually begins as one of the eight main disciples of Je Tsongkhapa, the founding saint of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism.

H.E. has studied under many esteemed Gurus, including 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, and intensive study in Gaden Monastery, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche is one of the rare, precious teachers with the unique teaching ability to bridge East and West.

Sacrificing his personal longing for a life spent in meditational retreat, 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. Great benefit has been predicted for this region, including China, through his Dharma activities. Witnessing Rinpoche’s electrifying power of speech, his immense knowledge and wisdom, and his enthusiastic compassionate involvement with his ever-growing number of students and friends, this is not hard to believe.

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.

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.

Be inspired by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s work and life at www.tsemtulku.com

2 Responses to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

  1. Hi I chanced upon this site, while on a “spiritual” searching journey. I am interest to know about buddism and make it a part of my life but being totally English educated, I had not took the step to go to the “traditional” method as most of the materials are in Chinese-a language i cannot read or write and can only understand little but chancing upon your site gave me hope that in my quest for buddhism. Tho still I dont know where to start and how, therefore, an advise would be very much appreciated. I am truly intricted by the work done by your organization particularly that of the Soup Kitchen – something which I had wanted to do but never had the courage to do but this New Year I vow to take that step. Therefore, your kind assistance in pointing me to the right direction is appreciated. Thank you.

    • Hi Melissa, thank you for getting in touch…we’re really happy to know that Kechara.com has given you hope for that search :) a good place to start would be with Kechara Care (http://www.kechara.com/support/contact/), who will be able to answer your questions about Buddhism and Kechara.

      Making Buddhism a part of your life is about practising the teachings, which is why Rinpoche has established 13 departments to help us do this. If you contact Kechara Care, they will also be able to point you in the direction of one of the other departments, if you’re interested in lending your time or putting your skills to Dharma use.

      Rinpoche always encourages us to ask questions, and not to accept anything based on blind faith so read up as much as you can, and think and contemplate. Another good place for you to ask your questions is at Manjushri Class, which is held every Sunday at 2pm. It’s a casual place for people to deepen their understanding about Buddhism in an informal setting…if you need more information about the gathering, please get in touch with Jamie Khoo (jamie.khoo@kechara.com or on +6012 370 9567).

      Good luck!

      ps. don’t worry…I’m totally English-educated too, and don’t speak / understand a word of Chinese :D everything in Kechara’s done in both English and Chinese, so you’ll never feel like you’re kept in the dark about anything :)