EXTREME ABUSE

Jan 26, 2011 | Views: 4,128
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A few days ago, a video surfaced of a dog being abused by a man in a small room. The video very quickly circulated on the Internet, especially on Facebook, where a very active online group was started just to identify the abuser. Apparently they have located both the man and the woman (who was filming)… and it has been said (on the online group) that the poodle has passed away for almost three years now..but the death is not confirmed.

It’s a bit unclear what the man wants the poor dog to do in the video… To stand on two legs or to be part of a boxing match? The poor dog gets so beaten up that, in the middle of the video, he’s so tired standing on his two hind legs that he just falls off from exhaustion.

Unlike beating up a man, where you can see the cuts… the bruises… the swollen eyes… because this poodle is furry and naturally looks very cute, it makes it even more heart-wrenching that you can’t see how much the dog is really suffering. He doesn’t whimper or cry…as perhaps it goes unheard and the dog just went silent…

According to those trying to locate the abusers, this video was shot in Malaysia. Most of them are outraged as, even if these people were to be prosecuted, the Malaysian law regarding animal abuse in Section 44 of the Animal Act 1953 (2006 Amendment) states that anyone guilty of an offence of cruelty to animals shall be liable to a fine of RM200 and/or six months imprisonment.

Compare this to our neighbouring country, Singapore, which has a penalty of RM23,000 and/or one-year imprisonment; or Thailand, which has a sentence of 6 months to 5 years and/or RM1,000 to RM10,000.

Watch this video below… what do you think we can do to stop things like this from happening again?? Help create awareness for animals all over the world. Social online mediums can be used for much much much more…Let’s help stop the pain. Help animals please.

Tsem Rinpoche




http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Videos_posted_by_Elsie_Llt.flv

Or view the video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Videos_posted_by_Elsie_Llt.flv

 

 

 

see here: http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Malaysian-Dogs-Deserve-Better/64173243307?v=wall#!/photo.php?pid=6512602&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=64173243307&aid=-1&id=711771572&oid=64173243307

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Malaysian-Dogs-Deserve-Better/64173243307?v=wall

 

 

Also do a facebook search on the works SPCA in Singapore is doing.

 

Sushi has dried tears below the eye…forced to sit like this or beaten to death…..How can someone be this cruel and treat animals in this manner?

Some ppl say Sushi is dead. Some say alive…..

 

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SPCA Singapore APPEAL FOR INFORMATION – dog abuse video

 

On the net (Facebook) this is posted..it is also their dog and it seems to be forced to train to do the same thing…what a horrible cycle of abuse from one dog to another..

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The news of the man and woman abusing the poodle has gone international now, below is the news from Taiwan (in Chinese):

Or view the video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Taiwan_News_Sushi.flv


This also came out on 2 news channels in Singapore, in Chinese:

Or view the video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/News_in_Singapore_Sushi.flv


…and in English:

Or view the video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Malaysia_Dog_named_Sushi_Abusers_Found_26Jan2011.flv



 

A case of horrific dog abuse has just surfaced on Facebook. The video can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1688604428314&comments&ref=mf

It is not clear at this time where the abuse occurred although the person who uploaded the video says she found it in a “pendrive” in Kuala Lumpur. We have alerted our contacts in Malaysia and we understand that they are trying to identify the abuser.

The SPCA is appealing for information on the man in the video (see pictures). Please call 6287 5355 ext 9 if you have any information.

Please share this post to pass the message.

We would like to thank concerned members of the public who brought this case to our attention. We hope that the persons involved will be identified soon so that firm action can be taken and justice served.

From: http://www.facebook.com/#!/spcasingapore


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  1. Andrea Lai on Nov 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Dogs are men best friend. No matter how his master treated him, he will remain humble and loyal.
    It’s sad and heart breaking to watch this poor thing being tortured, abused and yet it remain silence in pain until unbearable.
    What faith Sushi have to go thru this life?

  2. Hayden Chan on Jan 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    What is wrong with the man torture that poor poodle. It can’t stand don’t force it . Dogs have there own mind . You can train a dog to stand on its hind leg but it doesn’t mean you can hit it .

  3. Beatrix Ooi on Jun 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    You can’t force a horse to drink the water if it doesn’t want to, just like you can’t force a dog to perform tricks if you’re using the wrong way to force it. I feel so sorry for the dogs, they do not deserve this, sometimes we just get too overboard over some things, and I think most of them are attachments.

  4. Beatrix Ooi on Feb 10, 2014 at 12:13 am

    This is way beyond training, how could that man treat his dog like that? It’s not wrong to train your dogs, but you have to make sure the ways/trainings are not harsh, dogs are small animals, they are very vulnerable especially when it comes to this poor poodle, and this video is a very very bad example of how you should train your dogs. There are better and more humane ways of training your pets other than this. You can’t force your pets to do something out of their ability, just do not let your expectations lead to this.

  5. Sean Wang on Aug 26, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I think this form of abuse, like all animal abuse, is highly inhumane and unnecessary. The abuser in this case is not even attempting to train the dog but rather find a reason to harm the dog. In Sushi’s case, I rejoice that she passed away as she wouldn’t have to continuously have to endure the constant beatings. I hope she has a good rebirth.

  6. Sean Wang on Feb 15, 2013 at 2:01 am

    This is horrible. The fact that it was shot in Malaysia makes me feel ashamed to be a Malaysian. Why weren’t the people caught for their deeds? Even if they were not caught, they would face extremely unfortunate circumstances in the future due to the law of Karma. They have just dug their own grave. How sad! Not only for the abused but for the abuser too.

  7. Julien Roth on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I remember seeing this video a while back, it was so horrible. I actually couldn’t watch till the end of the video and i cried. Its so sad what this person does to this poor dog. So sad. I wish that i could give that person a good punch to the face but i know that wouldn’t be the right thing to do.

    I just don’t understand why a person would do this to such a nice and cute puppy. Such bad karma to do something like this. I can’t stand seeing animals in pain, it makes me feel like i need to do something to stop it. And i wish i could do more.

  8. Edward Ooi on Jan 20, 2013 at 12:07 am

    It’s so sad watching animals being abused so badly and I can’t do anything about it. Making it to standing its two feet is like making a human to stand by using their hands and besides he is making the dog to stand for two minutes. How can a human create such suffering to an animals without feeling bad about himself. After abusing the poor dog, he still proudly said that he is a cold blooded killer on facebok. I wish that one day humans and animals will live in peace together forever. Thank you for reading

  9. beatrix ooi on Dec 21, 2012 at 1:10 am

    This is so terrible! How can the owner do this to the helpless little dog? How can you force someone to do things he can’t do? Its like forcing someone to fly. To train a dog is good, but this is too extreme! Animals have feelings too! Plus how can you be so proud to upload the video after what you have done to the poor dog? I feel so sad for the poor dog..if the poor dog has passed on, may he gets a good rebirth. If its still alive, may he live a happy life.
    Thank You fo sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  10. Darren Kechara Paradise on Dec 20, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Oh my… i don’t understand why this guy wants the dog to stand or sit with both paws up. There is many proper way to train them, not necessary using physical abuse on them… Om Mani Pedme Hum to Sushi…

  11. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jul 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    This is a case of animal abuse that had gone viral especially through social media like FB. Tks to social media because in cases like this, awareness is built up and some abuses may stop.

    Humans are very good in taking advantage of the weaknesses of others, those whom they see as inferior, those who cannot protect themselves.

    Dogs have unending love and loyalty towards their masters. There have been so many cases already of dogs which lost their lives when they knew that their owners’ lives are at risk.

    For us, these animals are a small part of our lives, but for them, we are their world.

    Actually, they don’t need a lot, only love and foods.

    I believe strict legislations are important in the effort to stop animal abuse. The fines and penalty will have to be very strong so that those potential abusers will think twice before they do harms on animals. Monetary penalty of RM 200 is too little, most people can squeeze that money out of their pockets. And this amount is so small when compared with the physical and emotional harms that are brought onto those animals.

    A loving society will help as well, we cannot depend on rules and regulations for everything.

    Love animals, because they will never bring harms to us, unless we attack them.

  12. XuanXuan Chen on Jan 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Oh my god! How could he did this to a dog?! He’s not fit to be a human! I’ll let him try this if he was a dog! Fucking man and woman! The poodle is so cute… … It does not do anything wrong and was being abused so baddly… …

  13. tfreon on Dec 14, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Come across this video after 11 months, almost a year. I wonder what happened to the person that everyone out of anger shout out to look for him.. did they found him? To me, as long as people don’t realise that they are abusing a living creature, they will still do it. This is one of the very small case of tip of the iceberg. People will be angry and excited to look for the abuser when the emotion are stirred, after that, what happened? Nothing, still the animals or pets are being abused. Don’t talk about pets being abused, to me, eating meats is also means abusing the animals. Have you ever gone to a chicken farm to see how the chickens are before being made as food? Worst, they are being slaughtered and made as “food” to satisfy our desire. As meat eaters, we forget, or we tend to ignore that we are part of the abuser and killer too. Ignorance and not being mindful will really bury our compassion and suppress our intellectual. capacity.

  14. fuck u on Dec 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

    im just gonna keep this straight forward. IF i was there with u, I would rip the small asian dick that is barely visible and stick it up ur ass so far that u would spit ur own cum. what ur doing is not human.

  15. Anila on Jan 29, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    The puppy abusers the man and the woman must have been a sadist in their past lives. What are they trying to prove with the poodles. The poodle looks like it is a human baby that cannot protect themselves being manhandled by a mentally deranged adult. Is the man trying to prove something scientifically to make a world record that he can make an animal stand on two feet in periods without its hind legs as extra support. Or if Karma is involved this poodle may have tortured him in one of the past lives. When we see such happenings in our country we should do something. Either report to SPCA or any organisations who are more experienced in dealing with these type of cases.

  16. Uncle Eddie on Jan 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Comparing the scene of phenomena between the blogs of “Extreme abuse” and the “Panist Dog” one could really see a world of karmic differences between the 2 dogs. As descibed by Rinpoche, the daily piano playing video scenes of the dog, “little Tucker” provide very cute and interesting entertainment of happiness,fun,and joy. With impressive acting talents in little Tucker,it was said that it could have been a musician in his previous life! Whereas, suffering “Sushi” the extreme abused dog, looked pathetic, sad, barbarically tortured and serevely depressed to no limit. Such scenes would without doubt induced any normal human being to feel sick to their stomachs!! I fully support what Martin has said in his comments, though not as a politician, but one who has good wisdom, realisation and a heart of compassion for all beings irrespective! So let us all join hands to tell the authorities and the World to save our society from further deterioration before it is too late!

  17. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, Elison Phang. Elison Phang said: a human acting far worse than any animal in the world. it's just sad. RT @Ethan_Cares: is this what we are good for? http://bit.ly/h8rCBK […]

  18. benji on Jan 28, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Om Mani Padme Hung! i am so sad to see the happening – the poor doggy and the abusive people; one (probably) suffering its karmic retribution; the other one planting his evil karmic. seed. Om Mani Padme Hung – may it all end! On the other hand, we could do something!!! I am glad people are rallying around the case – yes, spread it! Thank you very much, Rinpochela, for posting it on your blog! i am going to highlight it with my pupils in school afterwards. i am going plant the little seed of kindness in their innocent minds. May it grow in them – this little seed; into a big tree with deep roots – may they grow into kind and compassionate adults! Rinpochela, please bestow your blessings, that i may carry this task well, not only afterwards, but throughout my carreer. Thank you again Rinpochela.

  19. Sandy Clarke on Jan 27, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    There is an open online petition calling for the Malaysian National Animal Welfare Foundation to garner support in order to change animal rights legislation and bring tougher penalties to those guilty of animal abuse.
    You can view and sign the petition here:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/SOSSushi/petition.html

    It is an open petition – you are not required to be a resident of Malaysia to sign it, so please pass it around your family, friends, colleagues and anyone else you can think of. It takes under a minute to sign the petition and the more signatures that are acquired, the more chance we have of affecting change.
    Even the slightest action can be a positive step in the direction of the ultimate goal. A jug fills, drop by drop…

    Kind regards and best wishes,
    Sandy

  20. Zla'od on Jan 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    There is a new book out about animal ethics by Hal Herzog called “Some we love, some we hate, some we eat.” While he avoids giving his own view of animal rights, he does note that almost all human societies accept the principle that human rights are more important (for example, if one must choose between saving the life of a human and a dog, or ten dogs). Another observation is that we favor “cute” animals such as dogs, over others such as rats (“animal lookism”).

  21. Mei Ling on Jan 27, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Tashi Delek! Hope you’ve been keeping well.

    I’m a dog lover and former dog owner. I couldn’t bring myself to finish watching this video. Just can’t understand how could anyone bring themselves to slap or torture a hapless puppy in that manner. Personally, I feel torn.

    On one hand, one could argue that it’s the puppy’s karma to have to undergo such pain & suffering. And I really had the urge to give the perpetrator two tights slaps and a few kicks (since I’m already at that) myself. But then one stops to think if the perpertrator could have undergone or be suffering from pain & suffering at the moment, hence he couldn’t control his urge and took it out on the puppy? If I keep lambasting this man, am I not showing compassion and equanamity towards him?

    Guess, I don’t really have any answers. Can only pray for everyone always have happiness and its causes and be free from suffering and its causes immediately. Only when we have true peace & equanamity within, we can then be of benefit to those (human, animals & all sentient beings) around us. It really does start with ourselves.

    Oh, and if that man is so keen for his puppy to stand on twos, he should have gotten himself a bear cub in the first place

  22. martin on Jan 27, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I forced myself to watch the entire video and it was very difficult. This is not an act of a human being and yet it happens, not only to a poodle in this occassion, but also to animals in general as well as human children.

    We know of people who put out cigarette butts on little kids’ body, we have seen videos of people burning cats alive and now this.

    I don’t think this is an isolated and random act but it would appear that under the pretty surface of Progress, our society has deteriorated beyond recognition. If i had to give a single reason why these abuses have been able to take place for so long without efforts to curb it, I would say that we, the people did not do enough to stop the abuse. We are outraged for an hour a day or a week and then we forget.

    We let it happen and this is the most saddening part…that although we did not doe the punching, we did not use our vote to tell the authorities. We are part part of the problem. Our inertess. Take a look at the petition….tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of people around the world would have seen it. And yet, look at the number of people who actually signed the petition. Why?

    Some politician should make this an issue. Some politician should campaign against the authorities sculling strays in their district.

    Animals have had no champion to defend them ADEQUATELY.

    In the meantime, we should always remember how much rot has set into our lives and our society. Life is now cheaper than before. Nowhere in schools do they teach the preciousness of ALL lives.

    We are fortunate that we have Kechara to highlight and place these issues before us and tell us to make a stance.

  23. Sandy Clarke on Jan 27, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    On seeing this video, I felt extremely heart-broken, for two reasons. Firstly, as someone who has had dogs all my life, I felt emormous sadness for the poor dog in the video; so helpless and defenceless – the poor dog’s only desire in its life will have been to give its owner so much unconditional love and yet in turn, it suffers the most horrendous abuse.
    Secondly, I felt despair at the fact that such cold-heartedness can exist inside a human being. Most of us have had our moments of unskillful action and have said and done things we regret, but this kind of barbaric action is, for me, way beyond any kind of understanding.
    My initial reaction towards the abuser – like many who have commented in press articles – was of hatred and thoughts of wishing extreme harm upon the abuser. But then I thought, “Here is one being inflicting immense suffering on another. By wishing harm on this being myself, how am I any better than the abuser? Surely I’m lowering myself to the same level?” So I tried to sit and subdue these thoughts – what result will come of feeling so angry and hostile?

    As far as changing things go, I would say the same thing as I’ve said in the past about making any social/political change: awareness is not enough. It’s the first step, yes, but so many stop at awareness. They complain and feel despair about so many things and yet do nothing beyond a mouse-click or two. There has to be a proactive, concentrated and continual effort in order to affect change. Keep posting the video, yes, but you can also write to members of parliament, to local newspapers, get involved with local animal shelters, find out information on how you can help and if anyone reckons they’re “just one person” and can’t affect change, they’d do well to Google information on people such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King who affected huge social change because they simply refused to stand by and leave taking action to “someone else”. They made sure that “someone else” was themselves.

    The only way change can be made is if we ourselves change. This barbaric act of animal abuse will no doubt have us all sick to our stomachs, but unless we make the conscious effort to use this feeling as a driving force to push awareness, write to people, get involved and make the change happen, then we’ll simply forget about this poor dog in a day or so. It will become just another story as another one similar to it becomes its replacement. At the moment, this is the way of things for most people, but the way of things is only so because we allow it to be so.

    So please repost this video, this blog post and write to whoever you think has an influence to help your voice be heard (prominent journalists, politicians, local figures and so on). Don’t let the issue fade away. There will be more stories like this one. We have the opportunity to reduce the number of similar cases and everyone of us has our part to play if we so choose.

    With warmest regards,
    Sandy

  24. Adeline Woon on Jan 27, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Looking at the messy environment these two abusers are living in, it is not hard to understand why they forced a four-legged being to stand like two. They have nothing better else to do than to mess with the poor little poodle.

    I heard the male kept ordering the dog to stand properly and at the same time asking why is the dog restless?! Duh, who will still have strength after being hit like a sandbag, thrown onto the floor and kicked to the wall continuously?

    The poodle definitely needs help urgently, if it is still alive, and so do the abusers!!!

  25. Andy Lee on Jan 27, 2011 at 2:30 am

    I felt sorry for the little harmless dog, but yet felt release that according to a source, this little harmless dog had passaway 3 years ago at least I know the little dog is not being torture at this moment. We won’t even know this happen if it wasn’t someone posted this video up. Imagine this might not be one and the only one, I believe that many others dog are still suffering from human torture and left alone…. I pray that Rinpoche Vision for “Kechara Animal Santuary” will manifest asap.

  26. andrew paisley on Jan 27, 2011 at 2:12 am

    oh its so awful..poor little things./.i wish all this terrible things would stop..i dont understand??? why??

  27. Helena Chin on Jan 27, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Dear Rinpoche, It is sad to know the innocent being treated like this,as human have no rights to treat any of the animals as such!! After seeing the video i felt very sad, heart is aching and very angry. The anger and the sadness put me into sleepless night. I really dont understand human sometime how can they do that and what are they thinking!!
    We all must pass the message to creates awareness to stop all these inhuman acts. We have to protect the animals.

  28. lily on Jan 27, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I could not endure watching all 15 minutes of the vt. This makes me sick to the core.There are too many unprintable expletives from me to be written here! Why! Why! Why! How can a “human being” treat a sweet innocent dog like that?

  29. Sarah on Jan 27, 2011 at 12:34 am

    TERRIBLE dont even sum up 1% of what i feel after watching the video… I didn’t know much about Sushi’s case when I signed the online petition, but somehow i managed to find his owner’s fb page (Doreen Loo)

    The way they abuse the dog… if i have to compare, i’d say it’s at par with the snuff film i saw a few months back (A girl sits on a baby rabbit until it died)

    As much as I pity Sushi… i also pity the owners (yeah, i’m going to get some serious bashing from some ppl due to this comment) Coz frankly speaking, i don’t think they’re ‘sane’. No sane person would ill treat anyone/being for no reason and their living quarters is in a mess! seriously… there’s something wrong with both Doreen and her abusive bf

    I sincerely hope that Sushi is alright if he’s still alive…

    Addition to that, to all Backyard breeders… This is what you’re encouraging when you don’t check out the ppl u sell those pups to…

    • martin on Jan 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

      Sarah,

      I agree with you. The most pitiful is the man hitting and punching a little defenceless animal. And the person shooting the video. What karma awaits them…there is no need to wait for these people to take rebirth in conditions worst than Sushi’s to pity them.

      We pity poor Sushi, but I also asked myself, is there anything I have done in this life that could cause me to experience Sushi’s life in my next rebirth?

  30. ck liew on Jan 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Sorry to say this. I seriously felt this man and woman deserved the worst bad karma they can be bestow upon them. This is not an act of a human being but of something worst than animal. Their disregard towards such a defenseless little being is a very very sad sight. We ought to do something to raise the awareness that even the smallest creature deserve to be protected.

    WWF MALAYSIA held a very unique awareness activities to stop tiger parts trading.

    Check this out http://wwf.org.my/media_and_information/newsroom_main/?11260/Malaysians-Unite-to-Freeze-Tiger-Trade

  31. tsemtulku on Jan 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Do you have any feelings on this? What do you have to say on the video you have just watched? What are your opinions? Please speak up and write it here. Let everyone know how you feel….

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  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Dec 9. 2016 05:04 PM
    Thank you so much for the sharing, Pastor Patsy. Reading this sharing reaffirms that Rinpoche’s teaching transcend time and space. What Rinpoche taught 20 years ago, he teaches us today. Rinpoche’s teaching is monumental to us, of the pervasiveness of Buddha’s Dharma that is the truth and wisdom in the purest form. He is the Bodhisattva who practices infallible Buddha’s way of compassion, wisdom and renunciation. Rinpoche infuses dharma knowledge onto everyone and showers people who he comes across with loving kindness and generosity tirelessly, since 1995! We are really so lucky to have Rinpoche here to continue turn the wheel of Dharma.

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    Wonderful post ..from from TheBuddhism.Net a good sharing.
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    Good reminder……
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/generosity
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Dec 9. 2016 10:58 AM
    Wonderful teachings on attitude when receiving offerings.I learned some important points here.Always dedicate the merits to the one who give or when someone does something nice for us.When we makes an offering, the recipient should rejoice in the person’s generosity. Its a good teachings and a reminder for us.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai for sharing the teachings on the attitude when receiving offerings.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/attitude-when-receiving-offerings.html
  • Jason
    Friday, Dec 9. 2016 03:45 AM
    Very sacred Guan Yin images. Mostly Chinese temples in Southeast Asia did worship Guan Yin.This meant Guan Yin already penetrated as a most popular deity. Most of Guan Yin statue appeared in female forms yet origin is male forms. Anyway, Guan Yin can manifest whatever forms to help all sentient beings.

    I really like thousand arm Guan Yin. She look very fascinated and magnificent. This can’t be expressed by words but I just got the strong feelings when I saw Thousand arms Guan Yin.

    Thank you Rinpoche shared the Guan Yin article. This is very informative articles.It really gain extra knowledge on Guan Yin after read this article.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/guan-yin-day.html?nomobile
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Dec 9. 2016 12:38 AM
    We should have compassionate thought as all of these dangerous animals deserve our respect. Human beings do not have a privileged to take other beings’ lives and it is better to lose one’s own life than to kill another being.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Shakila for sharing this meaningful article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-worlds-most-dangerous-animals-in-danger-themselves.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Dec 8. 2016 11:41 PM
    Most of the time we will only say how dangerous and cruel the animals nature in killing or hurting human but we never thought that human kill them hundreds or thousand more times just so we can satisfy our taste bud and enjoyment.

    Human are in fact more cruel and terrible as we will use and abuse animals without caring if animals will suffer or not.

    Therefore creating awareness to love, care and not kill animals should be instilled since young. When we have a loving and caring society, we can sure help reduce unnecessary killing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-worlds-most-dangerous-animals-in-danger-themselves.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Dec 8. 2016 05:13 PM
    Amazing to know what Dorje Shugden Wangze can help us.,control and exert positive influence our own minds. I am glad to understand and learned some new knowledge from this wonderful post.Wangze is an emanation of Manjushri and will only assist us if our motivation is genuine.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these teachings and the wonderful dedication for those who practice Dorje Shugden as Wangze or any other Dorje Shugden emanation.
    May Rinpoche be blessed with good health always.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-wangze-for-power-and-influence.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Dec 8. 2016 02:59 PM
    Thank you so much, Rinpoche, for sharing this post that shows us great work by the team, who worked behind the scene tirelessly, representing the good name of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to help Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende get medical checkup. The thoughtfulness and level of details carried out by the team was exemplary. The team also demonstrated meticulous and excellence work not only in taking care of Khensur Rinpoche and his attendants for eight days, but also in sharing the good works by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche in Malaysia and USA. This is a good example for us to learn up in serving others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/whats-a-meaningful-pilgrimage.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Dec 8. 2016 11:19 AM
    Wonderful and interesting post.Its good to know more about Mount Wutai.The history, Tibetan influence and so forth really interesting to read….i do enjoyed reading and learned more.
    Mount Wutai is considered to be one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites for Buddhists around the world.Its now a tourist attraction and listed as UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Thank you Valentina for sharing this lovely post.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/mount-wutai-the-earthly-abode-of-lord-manjushri.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Dec 7. 2016 10:05 PM
    Thank you Dato’ Colin for sharing your journey in dharma and your method in applying dharma in a corporate world.

    I always think that it is difficult to practise dharma in corporate as everyone only have the same mindset that is to gain more profit at the fastest pace and therefore lots of greed and selfishness. But you have showed us that as long as we are perseverance and hold our principal and dharma strongly, we can apply it no matter which segment we are, be it corporate or not.

    Most importantly, is to set the right mindset and hold on to dharma principles. Continue to strive no matter how many challenges we have.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/how-to-grow-your-business-with-buddhist-principles.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Dec 7. 2016 09:54 PM
    Thank you Pastor Patsy for sharing your dharma journey. It is a great encouragement for many as you show that determination will surely bring result.

    It is important to practise dharma and to always focus out. When we keep practising this our mind will slowly transform to benefit others instead of feeding ourselves with all the greed, anger and selfishness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/how-dharma-changed-my-life.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Dec 7. 2016 01:13 PM
    So happy to see the YAK – Millennials of Kechara – were learning to become an entrepreneur, be proactive and independent with good motivations. These practical experience will lay the foundation for leadership qualities, lateral thinking as well as a creative and innovative mindset. I wish to see more success for our Kechara YAK and looking forward to their upcoming activities! Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/yak.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 6. 2016 10:22 PM
    Good sharing and informative blogs of Kuan Yin temples in Malaysia.
    Origins of Kuan Yin been explained too. I do not know so much about it till i read these post…i only knew Kuan Yin as Goddess of Mercy.When i was young i used to follow my mother to temple to pray without knowing much..just as one one of a deity.On Guan Yin’s birthday, devotees observe a vegetarian diet in remembrance of her compassion and kindness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these beautiful post .
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/guan-yin-day.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Dec 6. 2016 09:16 PM
    This is very auspicious that 2 great masters meet together and talk about dharma works for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    I am humble to see our precious guru to pay respect and prostrate to his friend, H.E. Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche , who is a very learned scholar, master of tantra, always focused his time on teaching hundreds of students in Sera and in in-depth personal practice. This is a good example for us to follow and practice.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing attached with the beautiful photos.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/meeting-kyabje-yongyal-rinpoche-in-new-york.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 6. 2016 07:04 PM
    Very informative blog post that remind us.
    As human consume fish ,prawns and so forth from the sea laced with harmful chemical, toxins build up that lead to health problems in long term.Sad to know environment is so bad when some people do not care much about it.Sooner or later our oceans will be filled with rubbish,plastic if we are not doing enough to protect the environment.The plastic accounts for 15 per cent of the chick’s body weight…that is shocking.
    I do hope more people are aware of the truth behind the crisis destroying our seas.
    Thank you Rinpoche its a good sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-plastic-destroys-our-seas.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
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This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
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The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
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Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
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My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
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Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
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Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
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Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
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Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
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It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
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Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
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Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
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High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
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༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
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Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
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More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
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All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
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This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
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Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
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Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
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His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
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Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
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Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Kind people are to be treasured. They make life worth living. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Don\'t you love her bag? She\'s stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't you love her bag? She's stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
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Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
Sent from Samsung tablet.
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Sent from Samsung tablet.
We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it\'s traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
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We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it's traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche with holy Mt Shasta of Northern California in the background: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107430
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Tsem Rinpoche with holy Mt Shasta of Northern California in the background: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107430
We had a nice visit at Mt Shasta, a holy area in Northern California and did a good puja there: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107430
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We had a nice visit at Mt Shasta, a holy area in Northern California and did a good puja there: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=107430
I get requests from all around the world to do prayers. For certain individuals it\'s really dire, so I make special candle offerings to the Buddhas for them at my private residence. These are the candles that was offered recently for a very ill young little girl. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
I get requests from all around the world to do prayers. For certain individuals it's really dire, so I make special candle offerings to the Buddhas for them at my private residence. These are the candles that was offered recently for a very ill young little girl. Tsem Rinpoche
This is powerful and true. When someone disappoints you so many times, it cannot be an accident anymore. You need to have compassion for them to not do more negative karma and not allow it anymore and we need need to have compassion for ourselves too and not let them hurt us again.. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This is powerful and true. When someone disappoints you so many times, it cannot be an accident anymore. You need to have compassion for them to not do more negative karma and not allow it anymore and we need need to have compassion for ourselves too and not let them hurt us again.. Tsem Rinpoche
Ra Lotsawa\'s personal sacred image of Yamantaka Vajrabhairava. Said to be housed in Samye Monastery, Tibet.
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Ra Lotsawa's personal sacred image of Yamantaka Vajrabhairava. Said to be housed in Samye Monastery, Tibet.
Message from Tsem Rinpoche
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Message from Tsem Rinpoche
This Tara has such a beautiful face...artwork on this is nice
3 months ago
This Tara has such a beautiful face...artwork on this is nice
This is the road that leads to my house in the mountains. I have a small house and a lake nearby the house and I live there on vegan foods with my pets-Mumu loves running around the meadows. I have a large outdoor Vajra Yogini statue made of stone and we make offerings of juniper leaves burned to her daily as sang. I love living in the mountains away from the senseless repeating of actions in urban life. Urban life with its various pollutions do not connect us to who we are inside. I love this walking path to my retreat home where I will live for the rest of my life and on the way home, I pluck some flowers for my shrine to offer to the Buddha...thank you for allowing me to live here. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This is the road that leads to my house in the mountains. I have a small house and a lake nearby the house and I live there on vegan foods with my pets-Mumu loves running around the meadows. I have a large outdoor Vajra Yogini statue made of stone and we make offerings of juniper leaves burned to her daily as sang. I love living in the mountains away from the senseless repeating of actions in urban life. Urban life with its various pollutions do not connect us to who we are inside. I love this walking path to my retreat home where I will live for the rest of my life and on the way home, I pluck some flowers for my shrine to offer to the Buddha...thank you for allowing me to live here. Tsem Rinpoche
 Rinpoche\'s quote is on my mom\'s final resting place. It was chosen by my dad and at that time he said it is the best one for both of them. My dad would be interred next to her when his time comes in the distant future. Pastor David Lai
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Rinpoche's quote is on my mom's final resting place. It was chosen by my dad and at that time he said it is the best one for both of them. My dad would be interred next to her when his time comes in the distant future. Pastor David Lai
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  • December 9, 2016 02:09
    Harold Musetescu asked: Is there a practice text for the Dharmapala "Methar"?
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  • December 6, 2016 00:34
    Sipra asked: Dear Pastors, For past 5 month or so I have been suffering from fear and anxiety. It has become difficult to live my daily life. I am mother of young child. Please help me.
    pastor answered: Dear Sipra, I'm sorry to read that you are going through this fear and anxiety, and i can understand that it has been effecting your daily life. You should seek professional help as this fear and anxiety can worsen if you don't get help and can deteriorate fast. Coupled with this, but by no means an alternative, you can engage in the daily practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden, which you can find here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden Lama Tsongkhapa's practice is very well-known to calm the mind from depression, fear and anxiety so will be very beneficial for your situation. When engaging in the practice, please concentrate and focus on the mantra of Lama Tsongkhapa. Dorje Shugden's practice on the other hand is very good for alleviating any obstacles we may be facing in life. Therefore, this may have to overcome the obstacles in life that are causing the fear and anxiety or even remove obstacles for professional help to be even more effective, so you can overcome your situation. The cause of this situation may be deeply rooted, therefore i would like to advise you to do both methods, find professional help and engage in the daily practice. Coupled together they have a better chance of solving your situation, than by themselves. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • December 3, 2016 23:25
    Fluxor asked: I am in a relationship with someone. I want to leave her, so i can give more time for social work and considering monastic life and being ordained in the future. I want to break up and do it gently, but I know she will be very mad and angry with me. Is it okay to leave her without notice? I will make a letter and arrange time to talk few days later when she is more stable emotionally. I think, it will be calmer way. Or should I talk to her first before I leave? I know this way she can be very mad and might do some abusive acts right away. But people say I need to respect her with talking to her first. I'm confused. I want to do it in a gentle and loving way that I don't want to bring her more suffering. Warmest metta, Fluxor
    pastor answered: Dear Fluxor, This is something that is a very difficult thing to do. If you have thought about this carefully and thoroughly, then you should do what feels right. However we must remember that the other person in the relationship may be reliant on you in some way. That being said, we can also hurt another person if we are not open and truthful about the situation. Instead we should go about the situation in the best possible manner to minimise harm and also to not create negative karma in the process, which is all too common when breaking up with someone, and this leads to more suffering in the future. You know the person who you are in a relationship with the best, however the method which you have mentioned may not be the most appropriate course of action. Rather than doing this, you should sit down with your partner and talk about the situation in calmer manner. This is the better approach, if you want to do this. You do need to respect her as a person with her own feelings, and in order to do the right thing in this situation, you should do so face to face and calmly. Following the method that you described may cause even more pain. If you do it calmly, respecting and honouring her as someone who has their own feelings, you are doing your best given the situation. Please remember that you don’t have to take monastic ordination in order to practice the Buddhist path. In fact within Kechara, Tsem Rinpoche has even started the tradition of lay pastors, who are lay people that have dedicated their lives to the practice of Dharma and the service of others. If you change your mind for any reason, Rinpoche has given a very good teaching on transforming a relationship to make it successful. You can find the video teaching here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/ingredients-for-a-successful-relationship.html. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • December 2, 2016 09:44
    Tashi asked: Dear pastors, What are the mantras and sacred syllables of the 12 Tenma Goddesses? I'm trying to find one to the bodhisattva Dorje Yudronma and goddess Tahsi Tseringma. Who is Shiptak Gyene exactly and what is his mantra and purpose? Is simply putting "Namo" and then the name of the Buddha or bodhisattva work? Also, is there a mantra for pimples or near sightedness?
    pastor answered: Dear Tashi, As Dorje Yudronma and Tashi Tseringma are not enlightened protectors but worldly deities who have been subdued to protect the Dharma, their mantras and practices are not free available to all practitioners, according to the Gelug tradition (I am unsure if they are available freely in other traditions). Usually, to engage in these practices one must have first received empowerment into a yidam or meditational deity practice, after which one can request the spiritual teacher to teach the practice. The functions of these protectors are also embodied in other protectors who are enlightened, and whose practices are readily available. As embodiments of enlightened beings, they can also help along the spiritual path to enlightenment rather than just providing material needs and removing obstacles. These include the various emanations of Dorje Shugden, for example Shize Dorje Shugden who is excellent for pacifying diseases and lengthening one’s life, just like Tashi Tseringma and the Long Life Sisters. However as an emanation of Manjushri, Shize can also grant beneficial imprints and help to overcome the inner obstacles of negative emotions and habituations that we all face in life. Shiptak Gyene is a protector specific to the Gelugpa tradition. He was a layman who lived in Lhasa during the time of Lama Tsongkhapa. Whenever Lama Tsongkhapa would travel to Lhasa, Shiptak Gyene would be there, ready to serve Lama Tsongkhapa as best as he could and receive teachings on the Dharma. He was very devoted to Lama Tsongkhapa and arose a protector to help those with material needs if they are sincere pracitioners of the Dharma. As such, he holds a bowl of jewels to represent that he can aid pracitioners in this regard. You can see a picture of Shiptak Gyene here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/archive/deitypics/highres/Shiptak_Gyene.jpg. The word ‘namo’ means ‘I prostrate’, hence when you add the word before the name of a Buddha or bodhisattva, it basically means that you are prostrating to that being. While this has tremendous effect, as you are verbalising the prostration towards an enlightened being and therefore generating some merit, it does not have the same effect as a mantra. This is because a mantra itself in the essence of that particular being, in the form of sound. If you repeat that mantra over and over again, you bring the energies associated with that particular enlightened being into your life. For example if you recite the Medicine Buddha mantra, you bring healing energies into your life. But if you only add ‘namo’ to the beginning of their name, you are simply making prostration. It would be much more beneficial to recite the proper mantra for the particular enlightenment being you are propitiating. As for pimples, I have not come across a specific mantra for this in my own practice. However two very good mantras that you could recite are Black Manjushri or Hayagriva. These two deities are very well known for curing skin diseases of all types, and therefore may help in the situation. You can find out more about Black Manjushri practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/a-black-manjushri-sadhana-self-healing-meditation-and-exercises.html. The Hayagriva (a wrathful emanation of Chenresig) mantra is recited as: HRI PEMA DATRI HAYAGRIVA HULU HULU HUNG PHET. For nearsightedness, you can engage in the practice of Migchey Chrenrezig, which is an excellent practice for those with eye problems. You can find it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/blessing-eye-problems.html. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • November 30, 2016 18:56
    Angela Yo asked: These past few months, I can't stop myself thinking about being ordained to be a nun. I don't know where to begin. I don't know if it suits me or not. But I really want to make this lifetime meaningful. Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Angela Yo, I rejoice to read that are thinking about become ordained as a nun. This is a very good aspiration to have and follows the example of the holy Buddha Shakyamuni. He showed us the way to make our life meaningful by becoming a Buddha to benefit others. If you have not already done so, you should join a Dharma centre and find a guru. By following the advice of a qualified guru, you can train yourself to hold the ordination vows in the future. Here at Kechara, those who have the aspiration to become members of the holy sangha, first become a Pastor, which is in between a lay practitioner and an ordained monk or nun. This way, we can train ourselves to understand and live by the vows before become ordained. As ordination is very special and holy, it is better that we are prepared before we take the vows. This way we can make the most use of holding the sacred vows on our spiritual journey to enlightenment. As you engage along this path, first you should study and understand the most basic of vows, which are the refuge vows. All other vows, whether ordination, bodhisattva or tantric vows are based on the refuge vows, and the keeping of these vows are the root cause of gaining enlightenment. In fact, all other vows are extensions of these vows. Therefore it is very important that we have a firm basis for our practice by understanding and living by these vows properly. As you progress on your practice, you can learn the teachings such as the 50 Verses of Guru Devotion, the Lam Rim and the Wheel of Sharp Weapons. All these teachings will aid you on the path to become an ordained nun in the future. If this is truly your wish, then during your daily practices you should make strong aspirational prayers that you are able to fulfil this. At the same time you should create the causes for this to occur. The way to do this is by supporting the sangha, you can do this by making any form of dana offering to them, from food, clothing, material assistance or anything else that they would need your help with. While doing this, you should generate the strong aspiration that you can become a member of the sangha. As the sangha are one of the Three Jewels, any offerings that you make to them, especially in terms of your time and effort, will generate a lot of merit because they are holding the holy vows. I hope this helps, and I make the prayer that your auspicious aspiration is fulfilled, that you make your life meaningful by holding the vows of an ordained nun. Thank you.
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