#1: Spiritual Lineage

H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche was formally recognised by H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and many other esteemed masters as the main [...]

#2: Royal Descent

H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s royal maternal lineage can be traced all the way back to the legendary king Genghis Khan. [...]

#3: Auspicious Birth

H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche was born amidst auspicious signs in Taiwan on 24th October 1965. During her pregnancy, his mother [...]

#4: A Childhood in Taiwan

Even as a baby, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche already showed signs of unusual behaviour. At seven months, monks came and [...]

#5: Moving to America

In 1972, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche left Taiwan for the United States at the tender age of seven. His mother [...]

#6: Growing Up in Howell

Growing up in Howell, New Jersey, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche studied at Land O’Pines School, where he excelled, winning the [...]

#7: Finding the Dharma

Since early childhood, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s powerful imprints of a Tulku manifested in his natural devotion towards Buddhist Masters, [...]

#8: Abused for the Dharma

His foster parents were strictly opposed to his passion for Dharma and H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche received the harshest physical [...]

#9: Running Away

Studying worldly subjects, getting married and pursuing a career felt like a complete waste of his life to Rinpoche. Being [...]

#10: Going to L.A.

The disagreements about H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s involvement in the Dharma centre continued unceasingly, culminating in a furious argument between [...]

#11: Thubten Dargye Ling

H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche came across Thubten Dargye Ling during his search for an altar to do his sadhana. It [...]

#12: Working Three Jobs

Without any financial support from his family or friends, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche had to work in order to make [...]

#13: Living in L.A.

While living in L.A., Rinpoche would go out to many clubs in one night, driving around Sunset Boulevard and West [...]

#14: Meeting Zong Rinpoche

It was at Thubten Dargye Ling that H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche met H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who changed his whole [...]

#15: Losing Root Guru

The loss of his root Guru was devastating to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. While he was at work, a call [...]

#16: Journey to Gaden

When Rinpoche arrived in India, he received his monk’s vows from the Spiritual Head of Tibetan Buddhism, and spent the [...]

#17: Guru Devotion

H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s previous lives’ devotion to his Gurus led him to meet and receive teachings and initiations from [...]

#18: Recognition and Enthronement

The final confirmation of Tsem Rinpoche’s reincarnation status came from the Spiritual Head of Tibetan Buddhism. Prior to his incarnation [...]

#19: Noble Activities

H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s many projects in support of the monastic community and the surrounding villages vividly bear witness to [...]

#20: Going To Malaysia

In 1992, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche went to Malaysia at the instructions of his Gurus, to serve the Buddhist community [...]


H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual guide of the Kechara organisation, Gaden Shartse’s branch in Malaysia. Kechara [...]