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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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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 [...]

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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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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Liberation Literally in the Palm of Your Hands

Wednesday, 21/4/2010 - 2:13pm

Liberation in the palm of your hands can come in many varied forms…

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A Clear Sign

Thursday, 1/4/2010 - 9:38am

Kechara’s exponential growth MUSHROOMS to the next level…quite literally.

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With HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s Blessings, All Things Grow

Tuesday, 16/3/2010 - 3:55pm

A few days ago in my audience room in Kechara House 1, there was a leakage on the ceiling, and [...]

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Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s Karma Chart!

Wednesday, 3/3/2010 - 10:29pm

This is THE karma chart that everyone has been talking about! Supplement the teachings on karma that you’ve been watching [...]

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Vegetarianism – Bodhipaksa

Thursday, 18/2/2010 - 2:10am

It can be hard to take an objective look at the subject of meat-eating but “Vegetarianism” by Bodhipaksa (Graeme Stephen) [...]

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The Story of a Tibetan Yogini (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 18/2/2010 - 1:40am

The story of Shungsep Jetsun (1852-1953), a Tibetan Yogini

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The Story of a Tibetan Yogini (Part 1 of 2)

Thursday, 18/2/2010 - 1:36am

The story of Shungsep Jetsun (1852-1953), a Tibetan Yogini

Nangsa Obum

Friday, 29/1/2010 - 2:16am

The story of Nangsa is set in the 12th century in central Tibet, at place called Gyantse, when a pretty [...]

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Three Principal Aspects of the Path (Part 1 of 2)

Friday, 29/1/2010 - 1:44am

This teaching was given at the request of a group of students from France in the main temple at Thekchen [...]

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Three Principal Aspects of the Path (Part 2 of 2)

Friday, 29/1/2010 - 12:50am

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama gave this teaching at the request of a group of students from France in [...]

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A Modern Day Yogini

Thursday, 28/1/2010 - 6:10pm

In December 1978, a 28 year old American woman, Suzi Joy Albright (ordained as Karma Wangmo), entered a twelve-year solitary [...]

A Prayer to Kindle the Three Faiths

Thursday, 28/1/2010 - 5:43pm

A prayer composed by the Spiritual Head of Tibetan Buddhism out of heartfelt devotion and uncontrived faith in the excellent [...]

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Journey to Gaden…in 2005!

Thursday, 28/1/2010 - 7:28am

In 2005, 15 of His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s students visited Gaden Monastery on one of Kechara’s first pilgrimages. Khong [...]

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Art of the Great Stupa

Thursday, 28/1/2010 - 5:16am

High in the Colorado Rockies rises the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, one of the most magnificent examples of sacred Buddhist [...]

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A Survey of the Paths of Tibetan Buddhism (Part 1/3)

Thursday, 28/1/2010 - 5:13am

Part 1 of a three-part article composed by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

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A Survey of the Paths of Tibetan Buddhism (Part 2/3)

Thursday, 28/1/2010 - 5:10am

Part 2 of a three-part article composed by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

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A Survey of the Paths of Tibetan Buddhism (Part 3/3)

Thursday, 28/1/2010 - 5:05am

Part 3 of a three-part article composed by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso

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Alone With Memories

Tuesday, 22/12/2009 - 12:48am

A Poem Composed by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to His Guru, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

World’s Largest Lama Tsongkhapa!

Monday, 26/10/2009 - 11:02pm

Awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records to a bronze statue in Gonsa Monastery, Qinghai Province

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Pujas for Kechara members for good health and welfare

Wednesday, 12/8/2009 - 8:28pm

Advice and pujas from H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for all Kechara members and friends in view of the current H1N1 [...]

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All About Pujas

Friday, 31/7/2009 - 11:28pm

Puja is a Sanskrit word meaning offerings. It is a religious ceremony in which prayers, food and monetary offerings are [...]

A Message from H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche – Guru Devotion And The Importance of Keeping Good Samaya

Wednesday, 24/6/2009 - 8:38am

Precious advice from H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on the very relevant topics of guru devotion and how to keep our [...]

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Wealth vases

Wednesday, 13/5/2009 - 2:45am

There are many types of Buddhas. Healing, wisdom, compassion, wealth, harmony, etc. are the different types of Buddhas we may [...]

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Serving Holy Monks

Wednesday, 13/5/2009 - 2:33am

This write-up is about sponsoring monks of Gaden Shartse Shabten-khang. ‘Shabten’ means puja, and ‘khang’ means house, so Shabten-khang means [...]

The Guru-Discipline Relationship

Sunday, 10/5/2009 - 7:41pm

One of the most important figures in the history of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism is Naropa. Unlike some others whose [...]

Beginning Vegetarianism

Sunday, 10/5/2009 - 7:50am

For those who are interested in becoming a vegetarian to create the causes for the animal shelter to manifest, here [...]

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Leshan Giant Buddha

Saturday, 2/5/2009 - 9:29am

The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

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A Message from H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche – Ven. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen completed his clear light meditation!

Saturday, 2/5/2009 - 8:51am

Ven. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen completed his clear light meditation! I prostrate fully to my master Geshe-la whom I owe so [...]

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Candles for clarity

Saturday, 2/5/2009 - 8:39am

As we travel along the path to Enlightenment, we need a great amount of wisdom to understand the Dharma, absorb [...]

Water Offerings

Thursday, 30/4/2009 - 11:42pm

His Holiness Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche explained to us during the Jorchoe commentary that when you clean the bowls you should [...]

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The Importance of Inter-Centre Harmony

Thursday, 30/4/2009 - 11:39pm

In order to make the holy Dharma grow we need to have more inter-centre (in our respective countries) communications, support [...]

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Purifying the Karma of Body, Speech and Mind

Monday, 9/3/2009 - 3:51pm

How We Can Engage in Prostration Retreats