I created this blog to share my thoughts, interests and experiences.  Just like most people, I have many interests that I would like to share and pursue in my short human life.  Somehow I feel that keeping my thoughts, interests, and knowledge to myself limits my own opportunity to grow and to learn.  I hope this blog would invite discussions with people of similar interests, and many would find the information in this blog useful in their daily pursuit and endeavors.

In my life, I have received so much love and kindness from my Guru, parents, friends, pets and strangers alike.  I would like to dedicate the benefits of this blog to them.

Valentina Suhendra.

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H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s Biography

Several weeks ago, my Teacher, H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche (Tsem Rinpoche), gave me the opportunity to write an article about his life story.

June 19th, 2016

The Samding Dorje Phagmo – The Courageous Female Incarnation Line

The Samding Dorje Phagmo is recognised as the highest female incarnation line in Tibet and the third highest incarnation line within the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy after the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama.

June 19th, 2016

December 2014 – present: Back to Malaysia

In December 2014, Tsem Rinpoche returned to Malaysia. Since his return, Tsem Rinpoche and his students have been working hard to build KFR, promote the Dharma, bring awareness about Dorje Shugden ban and the suffering it creates

June 18th, 2016

Visiting eastern part of the United States

Wherever, he went, Tsem Rinpoche always practiced compassion because he used to live on the streets.

June 18th, 2016

Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR)

In year 2012, Tsem Rinpoche and a few students were looking for a land for a retreat center. They came to a piece of land in Chamang and were amazed with the greenery.

June 18th, 2016

Rendevous with the past

In December 2008, Tsem Rinpoche went to Taipei with a few of his students. He was reunited with Kwan Mama and her brother, Mr. Kwan.

June 18th, 2016

2006 – 2010: Grand offerings and the amazing growth

In April 2006, Tsem Rinpoche brought a group of 63 pilgrims to Gaden Monastery to make offerings of 3,000 Manjushri statues and 3,000 sets of robes to the Sangha of Gaden.

June 18th, 2016

2000 – 2005: Kechara and pilgrimages

On 15 December 2000, Tsem Rinpoche founded Kechara House Buddhist Association, an affiliated branch of Gaden Shartse Monastery in Malaysia.

June 18th, 2016

Early years in South East Asia

After his initial trip to Malaysia, Tsem Rinpoche remained in Gaden Monastery and engaged in extended retreats. Many Malaysians wrote to him to invite him back to Malaysia to teach and turn the Wheel of Dharma.

June 18th, 2016

Coming to South East Asia

During the time Tsem Rinpoche was in Gaden, there was a continuous influx of monks coming from Tibet to join Gaden Monastery in India.

June 18th, 2016