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A firm belief in karma is a vote for living ethically by taking personal responsibility. – Mr Ngeow in Lamrim and Life


If the very nature of existence is problems, then why should we be surprised when problems arise? Understanding that, we will become calmer. When good things arise, we should be surprised and use that to rejoice and do more. And when negative things arise, we should not react in a way that creates more negative […]


The only virtue of collecting negative karma is that it can be purified. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


When we are older, when our body is unhealthy, our strength is breaking down, we will depend on others’ care, help and assistance. If we haven’t been kind to others, then old age will be a scary existence. Everything we have comes from others. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

(Taken with my iPhone) I have so many different thoughts going through my mind at the moment, most of them unfinished and not fully formed… You see, originally I was going to write about my likes and dislikes. I had just been given an incredible image of Yamantaka from Rinpoche and realised of all the […]


What you are today is the choice you made yesterday. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


…to show you’re grateful for the love, support and help you got so many times. You can repay it by being honest, harmonious, hardworking and loyal…those are free and easy IF YOU’RE SINCERE. If you can’t even show that, do not expect happiness and care, and [expect] to be left behind. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Carnivore – Kenya

If you don’t want to take rebirth as an animal, don’t eat meat. If you don’t want to take rebirth as a spirit, don’t cheat people. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Fight your jealousy

Jealousy makes you unsettled, have no peace, be unhappy and act in ways that make you deteriorate and be alone. How can you be jealous of other people who work hard and do well? They deserve their efforts and they ‘make’ you upset because they remind you of what you’re not willing to do. How […]

(Taken on Chris’ iPhone) I’m sharing here a photo I did not take, but it is a photo that has got me thinking about a great many things. Here’s its context – earlier this afternoon, I posted a picture of myself which had been taken during the greeting cards photo shoot. James saw it and […]