They didn’t want us…(KFR)

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The very first bird that I had was given to me by a nun named Anila Thubten Chonyid when I was very young. 

I have always loved birds. I find that they each have their own little personalities… they have their own temperaments, likes and dislikes, cliques, habits, attitudes etc. I always want to provide them with the very best, especially for those who have been abused or neglected in pet shops. Sad to say but most people don’t find birds as cute as other animals like dogs, cats or even hamsters so many people don’t think about rescuing birds or helping them.

The last bird that I invited back to the aviary was a blue budgie. I got him from a pet store in Midvalley. He was bullied by the other birds, and kept to himself at the corner of a shared bird cage. The bullying had also made him quite aggressive – whenever another bird flew close to him, he would strike out at them. His beak was deformed and overgrown, which made it hard for him to eat food and he was noticeably smaller than the rest. I knew that no one would take him in, and that he wouldn’t have survived for very long. 

Some people ask why I buy animals from shops, and whether that just encourages the trade of live animals. What I say is, the amount that we buy is insignificant and even if we stop, it will not stop people from catching the birds and selling them. However, by buying the birds from them and letting them know we are going release them and/or take care of them, we will be an example of being kind to animals.

Back in 2009, I moved into Tsem Ladrang in Kuala Lumpur, JP built an aviary which was 40ft by 7ft in the garden. It was built in a way to allow the birds to stretch their wings and fly around. The aviary had lots of fresh water, fresh food, Dharma music playing in the background, many natural wooden perches, mirrors, hanging toys, ropes, uncovered space for rain to enter etc. It was a great place to rescue and rehabilitate many, many birds… like a mini sanctuary in the city! 

The birds in the Ladrang aviary are not released as they are quite tame and would probably not survive outside. However, wild birds that come to us injured will be nursed back to health and released back to nature. 

At Kechara Forest Retreat, Beng Kooi took a little over 4 weeks to build an aviary that is right next to the Ladrang. The aviary is over 15 feet in height and over 4000 sq ft!! She designed and built it in such a way that it didn’t destroy the original jungle land and trees, but it’s enclosed to protect the birds from other animals like boars, snakes and dogs. It also has some natural pools of water, and lots of toys and mirrors to keep them active, and the floor of the aviary is soft sand so if they choose to land on the ground, which is safe from predators, they don’t have to stand on hard concrete. The very best that we can do is to create a living environment that is most similar to their natural environment.

Right now at the KFR aviary, there are 23 birds:

  • Cockatiels x 17
  • Malaysian Parrot x 1
  • Rescued Blue Budgie x 1
  • Cockatoos x 3 (Names: Drolka, Dechog & Gonkar)
  • Rescued African Grey x 2 (Names: Jamyang & Aki aka “Old Man”)

We also have 2 tortoises called Menlha (male) and Kadro (female) who live in the aviary with our birds.

Below is a video on the aviary, a few pictures of the birds and the aviary, and a short description of each bird for anyone who’s interested. ENJOY!!!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Story of the Birds 

  • Cockatiels

We have 17 cockatiels in our aviary. They can be considered to be part of the parrot family and are very cute and peaceful in nature. They adapt well together with another Malaysian Parrot (see below) and also a blue Budgie (see below) which was rescued recently from a pet shop. These birds hang around each other in a flock on one side of the aviary. True to their nature, their instincts of living in flocks for protection are still very strong even in a protected environment.

The Cockatiels originate from Australia. They are prized as a household pet and companion parrot throughout the world and are relatively easy to breed. We first rescued 4 cockatiels and now they have grown to become a big family in their third generation! 

 

 

  • Malaysian Parrot

Our Malaysian Parrot is of the Blue-rumped Parrot species. This species is usually found at the very southern tip of Myanmar, peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra. Our Malaysian Parrot was also rescued from a pet store and has been with us for a few years now, together with the Cockatiels family. He is very quiet, but makes a whistling sound when he is happy.

 

 

  • Rescued Blue Budgie – 

Whilst buying some doggie toys, food, supplements etc at a pet shop in Midvalley, Tsem Rinpoche spotted a blue bird in a cage. He was perched on a metal rod and kept to himself, while the other birds clustered on the other side of the cage. His beak was clearly overgrown, and slightly deformed – and he was noticeably smaller than the others.

Rinpoche felt that the blue budgie wouldn’t survive very long, and may even get bullied – so the budgie was quickly purchased and brought back to the Ladrang. He was taken to the vet, where his overgrown beak was trimmed. Now, the blue budgie has plenty of fresh food and 4,000 over square feet of space to fly!

 

 

 

  • Cockatoos

Drolkar

Drolkar is a female cockatoo which was bought from a dark corner of a pet store. She is a very beautiful bird with white feathers.

When she was first adopted and moved into the Ladrang’s aviary, she was very timid and fearful. Often she would like to look at herself in a small mirror that was prepared for her inside the aviary.

Drolka is quiet, cautious, and will stay away from people until she gets to know you well. She hardly comes close to anyone and prefers to be left alone. Cockatoos of her size are very rare and whenever potential mates were found she reacted badly. This was until Dechog came along.

Her favourite food is sunflower seeds and she interacts well with Dechog, her companion.

 

 

Dechog

Dechog is a male cockatoo who was adopted to keep Drolkar company in 2009. For months, the Ladrang staff had been scouring pet shops throughout the Klang Valley looking for a suitable mate for Drolkar. The Ladrang team nervously introduced the two birds and they were ecstatic when both cockatoos remained calm with no skittishness from either bird. By the following morning, Drolkar and her new friend were cleaning each other.

Cockatoos are excellent in bonding with humans and very affectionate, especially Dechog. They can scream very loud, and can be aggressive if frightened.

Dechog is playful, inquisitive, likes to mimic people, e.g. if you whistle, he’ll whistle back. He likes to be touched, but may bite if you’re a stranger!

Dechog is the more sociable one, whereas Drolka is the “ice queen”. He’s a very proud creature who loves to show off his crown.

His favourite food is long beans and he often shows affection towards our Ladrang staff who feeds him on a regular basis.

Rinpoche named him “Dechog” after Heruka Chakrasamvara. 

 

 

Gongkar

Gongkar is the latest addition to rescued birds in Kechara Forest Retreat’s aviary in October 2013. Gongkar was fostered by Karen’s (Rinpoche’s student) father for 6 years, whom took pity of the neglected Gongkar which was originally cared by a friend of his. Both Karen and her father have been looking for a good place for Gongkar to call home, and finally they managed to find him a wonderful place to live the rest of his life through Rinpoche’s kindness. 

Gongkar is young, healthy, playful, smart and quite talkative! He speaks a few words of English, Chinese and even Malay! He loves interacting with people and he will dance when he’s happy to show his affection!

On 27 October 2013, Gongkar moved into Kechara Forest Retreat’s aviary. He was placed in a cage within the aviary for him to assimilate with the many birds in the aviary before releasing him 10 days later. Now Gongkar has a large space to stretch his wings and many friends as company. Watch the cute videos of Gongkar, see how he dance when he’s excited!

 

Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat

 

Gongkar’s first day in Kechara Forest Retreat!

 

Gongkar trying to get some attention

 

Gongkar finally free in KFR’s Aviary!

 

 

  • African Grey

Aki

Aki joined the bird family in 2011. While shopping, Rinpoche noticed a slow and shy African Grey. The pet shop only had 2 African Greys; one was friendly, energetic and cute – the other was older and had been in the shop for 4 years. He was 45 years old, and no one had wanted him, and had at least another 20 years to live. Knowing that no one would have taken care of Aki, it broke Rinpoche’s heart and Rinpoche quickly adopted him. 

It turned out that the previous owner left the bird in the shop on consignment as he was having issues with his grandson bullying the bird. Later, his wife made him choose between the bird or his grandson and of course, he had to choose his grandson. However, the previous owner still drops by very often to visit the bird after giving him away.

Aki was isolated in a small cage, all alone in the shop because the other birds often bullied him due to his age. He just ate, and slept because he’s old and has no friends. He now flies around and we are happy to report that he loves exploring the new aviary.

 

 

 Jamyang  

Jamyang is the other African Grey, and he’s estimated to be only one years old. About 2 months ago, Rinpoche was walking around a shopping mall and decided to walk into a pet shop. Inside, there was an African Grey chained to a stainless steel perch. You could tell that he was lively because he kept gravitating towards customers in the shop, but didn’t have much space to move because the chain was very short. He was treated like a typical pet, with very little stimulation and given the basic care.

Instantly, Rinpoche wanted to adopt him. It broke Rinpoche’s heart to see Jamyang contained in such a claustrophobic pet shop in the basement of a shopping mall. It was not an appropriate living space as there was no sunlight and proper air ventilation.

Jamyang now has another African Grey friend as well as the rest of the birds in the aviary to interact with.

 

 


 

FOOD & SNACKS

The list below are types of food we give to our feathered friends.

 

FOOD

1. Sunflower seeds: Cleaning is important because the shells will fall everywhere.

2. Fresh Corn: To serve, remove the husk, wash the corn and roughly cut a cob into 2 parts and place into a container. This food item is cleared out and replaced fresh daily because they can dry up and harden. In some parts of the aviary, the cobs are hung on perches and also on the aviary wall mesh. The cobs of corn are also tied with raffia strings, as it stimulates the birds to be active, play, as well as enjoy their food.

3. Long Beans: Strands of long beans which can be cut into shorter pieces are put into containers or hung around in the aviary. This item should be cleared and replaced daily for the same reason as fresh corn above.

4. Apples (Organic): The apples are cut into small cubes and served in containers in the aviary. Apples are sweet and must be handled with more attention to cleanliness so that it will not cause an infestation of ants in the aviary. Additionally, apples can spoil easier in the heat.

5. Millet: This is a natural grain that acts as the staple food especially for the little birds. The big birds enjoy the fresh food and sunflower seeds more.

 

SNACKS:

Bird snacks are a fun way to prepare food for our feathered friends. Provision of bird snacks does not have to be limited to our own birds but also can be shared with our “neighborhood friends”. Rinpoche often lays out trays of bird snacks so wild birds finding it tough to locate natural food sources will always have something to eat when they come to us. Bird snack can be as basic as fresh fruits to “home-made” snacks.

Some favorite bird snacks include:

1) Pasta: short-shaped cooked and uncooked such as bow-tie pasta.

2) Whole grain bread

3) Bean sprouts

 


 

AVIARY @ KFR

 


 

IMAGES

 

An aerial view of Kechara Forest Retreat which spans across 35-acres. 

 

A close-up of the aviary, Wisdom Hall, Dukkar Apartments, Manjushri Hill, Organic Garden and Ladrang

  

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Many of our cockatiels enjoy the bigger space and more branches to perch.

 

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 The perches are fun “hang out” places for the birds.

 

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We have ropes that suspend perches across trees.

 

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There are many toys hung around the aviary for the birds to play with…

 

Aki

 Aki (right) and a cockatiel.

 

Aki02

 Aki loves exploring the huge aviary now. He used to only stay in his cage.

 

AkiNJamyang

 Aki and Jamyang. African Greys are intelligent birds that love exploring and interacting.

 

AviaryBackofEF

 View of aviary from higher ground.

 

AviaryViewfromFar02 

The aviary as seen from the main road at KFR.

 

BirdPerches02

 This is the feeding corner where fresh food and fruits are available in containers all day long.

 

BlueBudgie

 The blue budgie rescued from a pet shop recently. He was infested with mites. I am glad we got him treated and he is well now.

 

BuddhaGarden

 Holy images of Lord Buddha and His disciples in the aviary to bless the birds and the environment…

 

CockatielsPerchingSunnyDay

 A few cockatiels enjoying the shade on a hot day.

 

Dechog

 One of our Cockatoos!

 

Dechog02

 Dechog loves a scratch on his head…

 

DrolkaNDechog

 Dechog and Drolkar having a good time on our ‘swinging perches’

 

DrolkaNDechog02

 Cockatoos love to perch high up in order to have a good view of their surroundings…

 

DrolkaNDechog03

 Dechog (below) and Drolkar (top)

 

DrolkaNDechogPlaying

 Dechog and Drolkar in a corner together. They both have different personalities but enjoy each other’s company.

 

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 The larger tortoise Kadro getting ready for her afternoon siesta!

 

Front

 

The aviary is high enough for the birds to fly around.

 

FrontLeftAngle

 View of the aviary.

 

FrontRightAngle

 View of the aviary from below the slope. It is completely green around them.

 

FunnyDechog

 Dechog loves to pose hehe

 

HappyDechog

Dechog welcomes you to his home

 

In_sideAngle

 View at the entrance of the aviary.

 

InsideFront

Complete view of the inside of the aviary.

 

Jamyang

Cheeky Jamyang…

 

Jamyang02

 Jamyang on a perch enjoying some sunshine

 

Jamyangs_SpecialTable

 This is the table made for Aki’s cage. Aki comes back to sleep in his ‘home’ at night. His house even has an outdoor Buddha statue!

 

LittlePond

 How many tortoises do you see in this picture?

 

LittlePondArea02

 Two small shallow pools for the tortoises… they can go there to cool off on a hot day.

 

MalaysianParrot

 Our beautiful but shy and gentle Malaysian Parrot.

 

Menlha

 Menlha, our smaller male tortoise.

 

Perches

 African Greys Aki and Jamyang at the feeding area…

 

Saraswati

 Goddess Saraswati amidst the lush plants in the aviary. May she bless all of the birds within and outside of the aviary.

 

Side

 View of the aviary from outside…

 

SunnyDayInAviary

The Cockatoos with the Cockatiels in a corner of the aviary…

 

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Cockatoos Dechog and Drolkar. Do you seem them?

 

SweetDechog

Everybody loves Dechog the Cockatoo          

 

Gongkar meeting his new friend Dechog

 

Gongkar, the latest addition to KFR’s Aviary

 


[Extracted from: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/birds-in-paradise-at-kechara-forest-retreat/]

 

AVIARY @ KFR

Nestled among the lush forest of the Kechara Forest Retreat is a 4,000 square feet aviary between Tsem Ladrang and the Meditation Hall. The design of the aviary was inspired by Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. The metal structure measures 100 feet in length, 40 feet in width and approx. 15 feet in height creating a vast space for birds which have been rescued by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his students.

The liaison in charge of building this aviary, Ooi Beng Kooi, ensures that the aviary is built to provide maximum comfort, enjoyment, safety and care for our birds. The beautifully landscaped interior has perches, trees, plants, Buddha statues, heat lamps, lighting, toys, and a feeding trench. The melodious chanting of mantras permeates the air, bringing blessings to the birds and insects within the aviary and its environs.

The aviary roof is 2/3 covered and 1/3 open. This allows the birds to freely move around to bask in the sun and wash in the rain or to stay under the sheltered area. There is a concrete storage area outside the aviary to store various types of food and supplements to suit each bird’s diet. The birds are fed a healthy diet via a feeding trench with drainage along one side of the aviary. Heat lamps are installed at suitable locations to provide warmth for the birds when it is cold.

For safety reasons, there is a double security door for added security to prevent birds escaping when people enter and exit the aviary. The birds are prevented from escaping not as a means to trap them inside the aviary. Most of these birds are bought and rescued from pet shops that did not take good care of them. These birds have been caged since birth and many have been kept in pet shops for years without any space to spread their wings, let alone fly. They will not be able to adapt to the wild if they escape. The KFR aviary is designed with the birds’ welfare n mind – to provide a space for the birds to fly around in safety and allow us to provide care for the birds.

Our Guru, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has always loved birds and does not like to see them being mistreated, especially in pet shops. Among the birds we have, there are two very beautiful African Grey parrots – Aki and Jamyang. Rinpoche bought Aki from a pet shop two years ago. Aki had been in the pet shop for 4 years and no one expressed any interest in him as he was already 45 years old. It broke Rinpoche’s heart that Aki was left in the pet shop for so long in a small cage, with no hope for a good life. Without much thought, Rinpoche decided to adopt him.

Jamyang, the other African grey, was only one year old when Rinpoche adopted him. Rinpoche was walking around a shopping mall one day and saw an African Grey chained to a perch in a tiny, claustrophobic pet shop in the basement of a shopping mall. It was not an appropriate living space as there was no sunlight and proper air ventilation at all.

There is also Drolkar a quiet female cockatoo who was brought home from a dark corner in a pet shop. She is very independent and we thought she should have a boyfriend so along came Dechog.

Now these birds are happily living in the aviary in Tsem Ladrang in the city and will be moving to the new aviary in Kechara Forest Retreat very soon with all the other rescued birds currently in the Tsem Ladrang aviary in the city. We are all very happy and excited for the birds because they will have so much space and freedom to spread their wings in the new aviary.

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  1. Chris Chong on Mar 16, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this information on the Aviary in KFR.

    From this post i have learnt that if we want to truly help the animals, we have to go all the way in protecting them and keeping them safe. Alot of people love to do animal liberation and they frequently do it with the birds. When they release the birds, they think that the birds will live happily ever after. However, that is not always the case. Some birds that are kept in cages for too long are not able to survive by its own any more. Some of them will be prayed by larger animals or birds and some of them will be recaptured by those bird hunters. Hence, by providing a sanctuary for them where they will be cared for is a better solution because we can make sure that they will be alright.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  2. Shaina on Oct 15, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I love the aviary! i hope later once i finish medical school i can build one for the birds i love and those that are cramped in cages.They are gentle and gorgeous creatures and just to see the birds at the aviary through a few pics and videos i can tell they are happy! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. pavara_lky on Dec 20, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Wow the birds in the aviary are so cute!!!!!!!!
    From a small cage to a big aviary to a huge one!!!!!
    Indeed some of the birds in the aviary were abandoned and treated badly.
    The aviary birds have really good karma to be found by Rinpoche
    I remember Rinpoche promised one of the cockatoo that one day he will be able to spread his wings. Which was true!!!

    Plus the aviary is so nice and big!!

  4. Wah Ying on Nov 30, 2013 at 1:45 am

    即便是打造鸟舍,仁波切也从来不掉以轻心。他总是很细心,从鸟舍的设计、鸟儿的食物到玩具,一一设想周到。我以往会好奇仁波切怎么䏻如此了解某些动物的习性、某些人、某些弟子的喜恶呢。后来才慢慢明白,这其中没有魔法,有魔法的话,那肯定是仁波切的用心,因为他关怀所以他用心观察,因为爱所以他用心去满足和设想周到。仁波切䏻做到的,我想只要我同样用心和付出也同样能办到。

  5. sarahyap on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    The birds in KFR are so cute. It is so fortunate that they now have such a large area to fly and spread their wings… and also so many trees in the aviary for them to perch on.

    The latest addition to the aviary, Gonkar is so cute and friendly! I hope he grows his feathers soon! I’m sure he’s feeling a little bare right now lol… Hopefully with so many other birds as company and such a huge space to play around, he will not continue with his feather plucking habit.

    • Joy on Nov 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Yes the birds in KFR sure is fortunate! And they will have Dharma seeds planted in them too! I am so happy that Rinpoche accepted Gongkar, at least now he has a play mate and a huge space to stretch his wings!!! He is really intelligent and can say “Hello” and “Ni Hau Ma”… I hope one day he will say “Om Ara Padsa Na Dhi” 😀

      So happy for him all these birds who will have a good rebirth next life and become Dharma teachers, that is Rinpiche’s aspirational prayers for them. And inside the aviary we got Saraswati – Female Buddha of Wisdom to bless their minds x

  6. Irene Lim on Nov 11, 2013 at 4:24 am

    I am so happy for the birds at KFR aviary. They have so much space to spread their wings and friends in there to sweetly sing their tune. What lucky birds they are with sounds of mantra and enlightened image to cause a positive imprints for them to be reborn to practise Dharma.

  7. Vinnie Tan on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:56 am

    The aviary is just a great place for the birds. They can just fly freely in the place being safe from any natural predators as well. I am just so happy that in Kechara we have such a beautiful place for these birds, being safe from any dangers or even from any abusing from people or other birds.

    The aviary allows the birds to fly freely as though they are in the wild, they have friends as well so that they will not be lonely. I am so happy that so many birds are being rescued by Rinpoche. They now can have a safe place to live and stay in, not needing to worried if they would get abused or not.

  8. Lucas Roth on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:46 am

    all these birds come from so many different backgrounds and some unfortunate pasts. i am so happy they have a HUGE avery in KFR, Rinpoche is always so kind to animals and he has saved many. thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 31, 2013 at 3:48 am

    I had the great fortune to clean the previous aviary at the ladrang and it was wonderful I got to be close to the birds especially AKI such a lovely gentle bird he was. Through rinpoche’s insight we are able to be close to animals.

  10. louise on Oct 30, 2013 at 10:28 am

    仁波切从小就爱小动物! 我记得当我刚来到克切拉, Suming 邀请我与 Yvonne 到仁波切的拉章( Bandar utama )。 我看到仁波切家有好几个鸟笼, 当时我就觉得仁波切很慈悲。 在帮忙期间, 有听到狗吠! 原来是 Mumu。 当时 Mumu 生病了, 有几位学生在照顾他。

    我好奇, 为什么这里那么多的鸟还有小狗? Suming 告诉我,这些小动物背后的故事,让我明白,人与动物是没有差别的!我们应该互相照顾,小动物无法与我们沟通,所以我们应该特别的留意!同时我们也可以培养观察力与细心!

  11. June Tang(KH JB) on Oct 28, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat.All kinds of animals who can get Rinpoche’s attention are really really fortunate.They will have many foods,toys ,love,good environment to stay and good care from Rinpoche.Rinpoche’s compassion for human and animals are equal,Rinpoche show us a good example to care for all sentient beings,his love is genuine without agenda and is unconditional.

  12. henry ooi on Oct 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    KFR aviary is well planned and constructed allowing freedom for the birds to fly without injuring their wings with the height and expanse of the enclosure. The birds seem happy in their safe home away from predators. It is a hit among visitors especially children who make it a must to visit the aviary on conducted tour of Kechara Forest Retreat.

  13. David Lai on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Wow! The rescued birds are beautiful. I must admit that I would someone who would overlook birds as I don’t find them as cute as dogs, cats and hamsters. But they do have quite distinct personalities and that it’s great that their plight is brought to people’s attention through this blog post. Many local petshops have horrible hygiene standards and have hundreds of tiny birds stuffed into a large cage. People in general have very little regard for them as living beings. It’s just about making a quick buck and many of these birds die before they are even bought to live a life in a tiny cafe with little room to spread its wings. Therefore, such awareness to take care of birds…. to rescue them and giving them a good life is a novel idea and one that will hopeful inspire someone out there to do the same.

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  15. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Nice and awesome aviary in Kechara Forest Retreat, all animals there look so healthy and happy there…

    Thanks Rinpoche and the team that work up such nice place for these animals…

  16. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Building an aviary that provides a home away from home, simulating their natural habitat, speaks very loudly and clearly for the much care and compassion of Rinpoche and Beng Kooi. Moreover, even as much space is provided for these lovely colourful cockatiels, parrot and budgie for them to savour freedom of movement, they are at the same time thoughtfully protected from predators.

    There are Buddha statues to plant seeds of enlightenment in them. Care for them extends into their future lives.

    These birds are now safe and so warmly cared for. Behind each bird there is a story of loving rescue from indifference and cruelty.

  17. Grace Leu on Oct 20, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Thanks for the update and details info of the aviary in KFR. I was touched by each story of the birds.The aviary is clean, nice. .spacious enough to let the birds fly freely.The sincerity is there, it was tell from the set up, the foods prepare, even name is given..really can felt Rinpoche and the teams’ s love towards the birds…may more and more animaks being kind treated and have good rebirth in next life.

  18. Low Khjb on Oct 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche.The bird aviary at Kfr is indeed beautiful and carefully designed.We would like to visit it the next time we get a chance to go to Kfr.
    Thank you for the beautiful short preview of the aviary.Can’t wait to see it live at site.

  19. Felix Kong on Oct 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    This birds are beautiful. Its very lucky , no need stay in a small cage and suffered. How wonderful for them living at KFR aviary, always blessed by Buddhas, happy to see them flying around . Thank you Rinpoche for sharing

  20. Uncle Eddie on Oct 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    It is said that a true religionist, one who is always thinking of the welfare of others, never tries to cause anxiety for any creature, human or otherwise. Like what Rinpoche wrote regarding KFR Aviary, “The very best that we can do, is to create a living environment that,s similar to their “natural environment”. We may respect our fellow human beings, but our true human and spirtual nature, can never fully shine if we do not refrain from abusing or neglecting creatures or beings of lower propensities. It is also said in all religious tenets, “A man should not wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.” It is believed that at every level of society the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. Thank you Rinpoche for the beautiful, kindly and precious teachings!

  21. Julia Tan on Oct 19, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Very happy to see the birds flying around in the Aviary. Every time I walk passed the Aviary, I will say “Hello”, then the cheeky Jamyang will reply “Hello” too. I hope he could say good morning one day. I remember Li Kheng, Joy, I and a few workers moved in the 15ft trees, plants and Buddha statues into the Aviary, to make it a little forest for the birds and the Buddhas statues are there to bless the birds. All trees, plants and statues were selected by Rinpoche. Rinpoche even specifically chose the places to plant those trees and where to place all the statues. Rinpoche wanted to give the best He can for the birds. Rinpoche cares for all sentient beings. Although they are birds in this life but they some how have some good karma to meet and bless by Rinpoche. Aviary is always the hot spots in Kechara Forest Retreat for guests, especially for children. Everyone love to watch how the birds eat, play and fly.

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us how to love others unconditionally.

  22. Darren Kechara on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche, now i get to know more of the birds in KFR aviary. 🙂 Such a compassionate act from Rinpoche to save the birds. I hope more people will get inspire to help the birds.

  23. Wai Kee on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I am impressed that the aviary is built by our own kecharian and its so nicely done. Learn so much by just reading the article, be it how to provide comfort home to the birdies to the stories behind them. Rinpoche has eye for details to be able to spot them and rescued them from where they were. Unfortunately there are more out there and slaughtering and abandoning continue to happen. The least we could do is not to harm them, be kind to them.

  24. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    These are all very beautiful birds living in KFR enjoying the greenery and as well the blessing of Rinpoche. May the seed of buddha or Dharma be planted into their minds and may they be able to come out from the animals realm and be reborn in human form to learn and practice the Dharma. Namtse!

  25. Cliff on Oct 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I have had a blessed chance to visit this beautiful aviary in KFR, its extremely big and I’m glad the birds now have a larger area of space to fly around in. I had already thought the aviary in ladrang was big but this was even bigger! The birds can now roam around much more freely and have more space to play with each other. I thout the design was also really well planned out because it has a ditch at the side where they are fed, all the crumbs and litter falls to the bottom of it so its really easy to clean it up. The birds arent familiar with me yet nor do they like me haha but it was a pleasant experience meeting all of them in KFR. Rinpoche has always been compassionate towards all living beings and when he sees a distressed animal anywhere Rinpoche without hesitation would immediately adopt them and care for them. The photos are beautiful! Thank you Rinpoche and kechara staff for taking care of all these birds and tortoises.

  26. tong sun sun on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    这些鸟儿都是一些人为的后遗症,常常因为一时的兴起(流行养某种宠物)而导致这些可爱且可怜的小鸟们流落某个地方而不能有所归依。幸亏让我们的慈悲上师遇见它们,让它们现在有个永久的落脚处。感恩上师慈悲。

  27. AdelineTan on Oct 16, 2013 at 1:48 am

    These birds are so fortunate to have been rescued by Rinpoche from the pet shops and placed them in the special designed aviary followed the Jurong birds park.It is also very kind of Rinpoche to place the Buddhas statues in the aviary for the birds to circum ambulate and to plant the dharma seeds into the mind streams of the birds and also to bless the environments.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful aviary in KFR.

  28. Julien Roth on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I have been inside the aviary before and i have to say, it does look like and a good place to keep the birds. Rinpoche is so kind to go through all the work just so the birds can have a nice, safe place to be. And i love how there are so many different types of birds there, and how Rinpoche doesn’t care about what kind of birds they are, but if they need a home, Rinpoche will give them one. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche. I liked seeing the pictures posted as well, very well taken.

  29. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Rinpoche

    In my research of animals, I grew to love them so much and realize that they have feelings just like you and I. I have a question however. Some animals are carnivores – like the majority of dogs. I can control my dog pet and turn him into a vegetarian. But when dealing with other dogs, I cannot bring myself to sponsor and encourage the killing of some animals to feed others. Could you help me find answers to this moral dillemma?

    Valentina

  30. Ck siah on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    那天才随团去参观KFR仁波切所建设的拉章鸟舍,里面有各种各样的飞禽,可见鸟类们都很健康和活泼,感觉鸟舍很舒适又安全。鸟类们都受到很好的庇护。感谢仁波切的大慈大悲,总是为众生着想,不让它们受伤害,就让它们在佛法的加持后会有更好的传世。
    谢谢仁波切的分享。

  31. Sean Wang on Oct 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I have visited the aviary in Tsem Ladrang but I do not think I have visited closely the aviary in KFR. Can’t wait to do that though. The birds are super adorable. The kind of aviary that Rinpoche provides is the best because the birds get to fly around freely.

  32. shelly tai on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Wow! Very nice and huge place for these birds so that they can live happily as like they live in the wild.
    Thank you Rinpoche for having this aviary in KFR and thank you Beng kooi who did a good job for buikding up such a beutiful aviary for all these birds.
    With folded hands
    Shelly tai

  33. wansan on Oct 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Birds are not the first thing most of would think of when we’re thinking of getting a pet. It’s always dogs or cats.. which are the most common pets we look after at home. Caring for birds are indeed not easy. In fact, caring for an animals is not an easy task. As for birds, there are so many types of them and each and every bird need special attention and care to.

    Thank you Rinpoche for having this aviary concept and also to Beng Kooi who built this beautiful and spacious aviary in KFR. The birds in he aviary are all happily flying around the huge space given. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  34. Ong Moh Mei on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:46 am

    During the planning of the aviary construction, Rinpoche sent a group of students including myself to Singapore to study and observe Singapore Jurong Bird Park. That is the extent of care Rinpoche goes to make sure we would build an aviary that not only provide just the basic sustenance for the birds but a place they can be as happy, safe and close to their natural environment as possible.

    It was only after coming to Kechara Forest Retreat aviary that Aki finally came out of his cage and flies around (he never used to come out or wander far from his cage even though the door was open). Aki never goes back to his cage anymore though we continue to leave his cage there for his comfort and we continue to put food near his cage.

    Similarly with the blue budgie now that her mites infection has completed healed and gone for vet check out recently, we have opened the door to the smaller cage she is kept in inside the aviary. For first two days she continued to stay in her cage. This morning she came out to explore and was found perching among the tree branches. We continue to put food and water near her cage until she becomes familiar with the aviary and where the water and food are.

    I have been inside the aviary many times and each time I still feel amazed by its beauty and the happy and peaceful energy I feel inside with the birds.

  35. Edward Ooi on Oct 15, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Dear Rinpoche, if Rinpoche’s Cockatiels have already pasted down 3 generations then isn’t Drolkar and Dechog having any children? Maybe they are still dating hehehe. I thought there were only 1 African gray parrot which is Jamyang. And I also thought that Jamyang is the old bird that has been trapped in a cage in a pet shop for 4 years. I never thought for even a second that there are 2 African gray parrots.

  36. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 15, 2013 at 2:09 am

    I have visited the aviary once, it’s really huge! I could see a lot of happy birds flying around the aviary. I personally think that this is an ideal aviary for the birdies, they have plenty of space to fly around and they are surrounded by greens, I think that the aviary makes them feel like they are home, a home where they used to live in when they were small- the forest.

  37. Lucas Roth on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    i have personally seen the aviary in KFR when i went to help over the weekend,i think it is very kind that Rinpoche is caring for the birds that cannot survive on their own. i hope all the birds have happy and long lives, thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  38. Sharon Ong on Oct 14, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    The aviary is not only beautiful but is a very well thought one. I noticed the various bird toys all around the aviary which is a nice touch to keep the birds happy. Must say that the aviary visit was the highlight of my boys’ pilgrimage to KFR recently. Thank you for making the visit possible. Must say that Beng Kooi did a great job on the aviary.

    Much love, Sharon, Hayden and Aldan

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 22. 2017 12:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us.Rinpoche always advice us to go on pilgrimage to Holy places with concentrated powerful energy to collect merits. plant dharma seeds and be blessed The best pilgrimage place is where our Guru is and we can transform our mind following his advices and instructions sincerely. That is Kechara Forest Retreat which is near us in Malaysia.
    Beautiful memes in different languages to share with us.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .From these memes and the photo taken more than 30 years ago tell us a thousand word how much love and Guru devotion Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to Rinpoche. Rinpoche’s faith, respect and trust in Kyabje Zong Rinpoche wll never change.
    Non matter what happen we should not abandon our Guru. Go all the way to learn ,practice Dharma from our Guru Rinpoche is an inspiration for us .
    Thanks again with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/short-sharing-about-kyabje-zong-rinpoche.html
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 10:16 PM
    Dorje Shugden practice is discouraged since the 5th Dalai Lama until recent decades HH the 14TH Dalai Lama. Nevertheless, this practice is common, support and continues to spread far and wide in many countries including Tibet, India, China as well as the Western. Herewith the 2 interesting articles that support Mr Glenn H. Mullin’s view on the attempt to discourage Dorje Shugden practice is not very successful instead it become famous and well known by everyone.

    1. 10 Holy Dorje Shugden Statues around the World:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10-holy-dorje-shugden-statues-in-the-world.html
    Build Buddha statue with the bigger size bring much beneficial to all sentient beings.
    The largest Dorje Shugden statue, 24 feet tall, commissioned by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and currently housed in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang. In mid 2015, the statue was consecrated by Dorje Shugden in trace through the famed Panglung Oracle.

    2. They were not wrong
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-were-not-wrong.html
    Many great teachers, masters, yogis, geshes, mahasiddhas, lineage holders of various schools of Buddhism (especially Sakya lineage) that practiced or was affiliated closely to Dorje Shugden. Some of the senior monks who have been practicing Dorje Shugden for over 70 years and have no intention of giving up their practice of this protector. Besides, many great masters eg HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche and many others would also have thousands of students (both lay and ordained) in Tibet and all over the world rely on Dorje Shugden.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting writings by Mr Glenn H. Mullin.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 11:24 AM
    It is mind-boggling to read the extraction starting from page 208 of the book by Mr. Glenn Mullin. There are a few points from here that arouse my curiosity to read the book in full.

    One of it is why the Nyingmapa shamans failed to exorcise and pacify the spirit of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, but the Gelugpa shaman monks succeeded in pacifying and transforming him (his spirit) into Dorje Shugden.

    Another noteworthy point would be that Dorje Shugden practice caught on and became widely practiced by many monasteries, DESPITE the discouragement by the 5th Dalai Lama. This is very telling of the position of Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader.

    Based on Mr. Glen Mullin’s research, the popularity of Dorje Shugden’s practice grew over time, in particular during late 1800 when four Dalai Lamas died young. I find it highly unusual to link this uncommonly short lifespan of Dalai Lamas to the growing popularity of Dorje Shugden’s practice. Bearing in mind that even aristocratic families developed the strong faith in DS practice during this period.

    As we gain glimpses into the feud between Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen / Dorje Shugden and the Dalai Lamas, it becomes apparent that the validity, effectiveness, and propitiation of a Protector’s practice does not depend on Dalai Lama’s endorsement.

    Dorje Shugden’s practice is prevalent among both monasteries as well as laities, particularly the aristocratic families. From here, we can deduce that Dorje Shugden’s practice, is efficient and works in both spiritual and secular terms. Otherwise, why would monasteries and aristocratic families propitiate the practice?

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this insightful sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:56 AM
    First time coming across this Ganapati deity, we are fortunate and able to practice in our daily lives. All because of Rinpoche we got the apportunity to practice it.
    Well said beautiful daily prayer to Ganapati, which I intend to print it out.
    In life as we goes along the path, there are many obstacles and challenges we got to go through but when we are in Dharma we will somehow manage with it. It’s a wonderful to learn these beneficial and powerful Ganapati practice with our Guru blessing .
    Thank you Rinpoche for compiling these beautiful and powerful prayers for us especially for those who need help to overcome obstacles with authorities and so forth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-practice-to-overcome-obstacles-for-work-with-officialdom.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:55 AM
    I do have regrets over the times but ever since I let go all ,I felt much lighter, happier,
    been able to concentrate on things which will benefit others. Learned from mistakes, experience and regrets , to move on to the next chapter in life. .I keep reminding myself not to repeat and never regrets for what the actions or things done ,trying to improve and learn something new along the path. I always like to read beautiful and meaningful quotes to remind myself. Since joining Kechara,I have learned more knowledge ,understands better in life and to thank our Guru for what I have learned and still learning (Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose)…quoted
    Thank you Dauk May for sharing these beautiful teachings with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/regrets.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:53 AM
    Its heart breaking after looking through those pictures of pets ,poorly managed by their owners or maybe they thought it will be safe or left them to die in the terrible powerful hurricanes. The pet dogs were left helpless and the owner just saves themselves not realising or forgotten about their pets. Dogs been chained ,kept in their cage or left alone helpless unattended.
    I am glad many people voiced up these issues as pets are human too, pets deserved much better treatment, care ,love and hugs. The owner should have think of a better way instead leaving their pet dogs to suffer. At least free them gave them a chance or put in a higher ground. Leaving them behind in bad times is bad enough then in the first place should not taken the pets in.
    It’s a wonderful news that the authorities concerned are doing more to help those suffering dogs and taking stern actions against those irresponsible owner.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these post and had it shared with my friends

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dont-leave-them-behind.html
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 01:50 AM
    Rejoice!
    This is wonderful to see the team, who has followed Rinpoche’s advice very well to work out and organized the weekly Bigfoot Flea Market in Bentong, Pahang. Now, it has blossomed into a Bigfoot store at its own shop lot building. Furthermore, its Facebook has been created and updated the latest posts at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bigfoot%E3%81%AEstorage-%E9%87%8E%E4%BA%BA%E3%81%AE%E5%82%A8%E5%AD%98%E5%B1%8B/129014147685241?ref=br_rs

    This is one of the creative ideas and skillful means from Rinpoche in spreading the dharma to many others. Now, another interesting and it was my first time to see these Bigfoot cookies. These cookies are rewarded to the customers in return for their loyalty.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigfoot-cookies-and-kechara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:20 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a powerful Protector ,hence no matters what type of art piece of Dorje Shugden is he will always remind as our Protector. With these beautiful fauvistic bold distortion of form and the use of strong, pure color made look more divine and powerful. .When we has faith and trust on Dorje shugden miracles do happen,will protects us at all times day and night from danger and harm, grants our wishes , helps us develop our skills, wisdom and great compassion. Also removes all our obstacles to succeed in life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful form of Dorje Sguden with us. I do love this form. May more and more people get to know of Dorje Shugden practice and the benefits of it. The short prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Rinpoche is meaningful , powerful and easy to understand.
    Thanks again with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/fauvistic-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:19 PM
    Having Bigfoot cookies for all people at the flea market is a wonderful idea and a way to attract more people to the flea market . From there they get to know more about Kechara Forest Retreat as well..I have been to flea market before i could see alot of interesting items on sales.
    Big foot indeed has attracted more people closer to Dharma too .Most of the Bentong folks know about Bigfoot and Kechara related.
    The Bigfoot cookies looks cute and i am sure it tastes yummy . The Tsem Ladrang staff did a wonderful job baking such a delicious cookies. I do hope can get to taste it in my next trip to Bentong.
    Thank You Rinpoche for having the idea of setting the Bigfoot Flea Market and now have cookies too. Rinpoche will always use ways to bring Dharma close to everyone

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigfoot-cookies-and-kechara-%E9%87%8E%E4%BA%BA%EF%BC%8C%E5%B0%8F%E7%94%9C%E9%A5%BC%E5%92%8C%E5%85%8B%E5%88%87%E6%8B%89.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:19 PM
    Japan is a beautiful country and Hokkaido is one of a place worth to visit in place. A
    place full with wonder and surpress for anyone visiting there…….beautiful and gorgeous mountains, beautiful landscapes which is the home of many flora and fauna during spring time and delicious foods to offer to tourist. Natural hot springs can be found there whereby tourist can enjoy themselves.
    Yearly millions of people local as well abroad visited Hokkaido because of its beauty. A place worth the money spent.
    Thank you for sharing

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-hokkaido.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 02:50 PM
    This post reminds me of The Lizard in Spiderman and The Were-Monster in The X-Files, not forgetting the local superhero comedy, Cicak Man. It brings to mind that these creatures exist as a result of mutation under the influence of an external factor, like chemical, radiation, aliens, etc. Or it can be another mythical shapeshifters.

    As many of the recent sightings of shapeshifters, like the Werewolves, Beats of Bray Road, and even the ancient Goatman happened in the modern and technologically advanced the United States, I can’t help but wonder what is the connection here.

    However, the mythological relationship between men and reptile had a long and vast history across different cultures. For example, the Kraken in Greek mythology and the Nagas in Buddhism, which can interchange into forms of frogs or lizards. Therefore, while we sit back and enjoy the creepy tales of these creatures, we must be respectful towards our environment, because we will never know with whom we are sharing the space with!

    Thank you, Cindy, for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/creepy-tales-of-the-lizard-man.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 09:51 AM
    We have the good fortune to encounter a Guru who can teach us, instruct us, and change the course of our future. We should not squander the opportunity.

    *We should devote ourselves correctly for the guru is White Tara for long life; the guru is Manjushri to achieve wisdom; the guru is the yidam, from which through prayers one achieves attainments; the guru is also the protector from whom you receive protection. The guru is also Dzambala, from whom with devotion, seeing him as the Buddha and correctly devoting oneself, then one gets all wealth, all prosperity, for one’s own conditions needed to help other sentient beings.*

    The guru helps you to control your mind, the delusions, and to achieve enlightenment. The guru is everything. From guru devotion, you achieve everything; therefore we should carry out his instructions, and go all the way. Nothing is achieved if we don’t put in the time, sweat, effort and sometimes tears into it.~Bradley Kassian

    Source: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143901
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 07:16 AM
    Lama Jampa Ngodup Wangchuk Rinpoche on Guru Devotion | 向巴恩珠上师(旺秋喇嘛)讲解依师法 བླ་མ་བྱམས་པ་དངོས་གྲུབ་དབང་ཕྱུག་རིན་བོ་ཆེ་ནས་བཤེས་གཉེན་བསྟེན་ཚུལ་གྱི་སྐོར། —see here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143901
  • Sonam
    Tuesday, Sep 19. 2017 09:11 PM
    Rinpoche la,
    Both me and my wife saw the dream about lighting butter lamp in three golden lamp on same night.. when my wife is 2 months plus old pregnant.. what is the dream interpretation la?
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Sep 19. 2017 12:42 PM
    As long as we are in samsara, we have to experience all different types of sufferings.
    With the blessings and compassion of Rinpoche, we have the opportunities to learn the dharma in depth and apply the dharma to overcome our difficulties and eventually to bring benefits to others. For instance, Ganapati Ragavajra is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara. With Rinpoche’s clear explanation on this unique and rare Buddha statue, it cleared our doubts or wrong interpretation about the statue.

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us that the success of a practice is subject to the practitioner’s faith, intent and request. Determination, consistency and persistence may eventually lead us to peace and achieve our spiritual growth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-practice-to-overcome-obstacles-for-work-with-officialdom.html

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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I just did another one. See how it's done- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144259
I like this sketch I just did. Tsem Rinpoche
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I like this sketch I just did. Tsem Rinpoche
One of my sketches just finished. Tsem Rinpoche
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One of my sketches just finished. Tsem Rinpoche
More of my drawings.  Tsem Rinpoche
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More of my drawings. Tsem Rinpoche
See what Linus has to say to Charlie Brown: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden
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Plse click on this and read and share. Important thoughts regarding our teacher. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
Plse click on this and read and share. Important thoughts regarding our teacher. Tsem Rinpoche
The stupa dedicated to the great Changkya Rolpai Dorje in 5 peaks of Manjushri - China. Changkya Rolpai Dorje was one of the previous life of His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche. In that life, he was the imperial tutor to the Emperor of China.  Photo from Karen Chong
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The stupa dedicated to the great Changkya Rolpai Dorje in 5 peaks of Manjushri - China. Changkya Rolpai Dorje was one of the previous life of His Holiness Pabongka Rinpoche. In that life, he was the imperial tutor to the Emperor of China. Photo from Karen Chong
Please click on this picture and see what the adorable boy is doing.
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Please click on this picture and see what the adorable boy is doing.
Learn a new word and see what Fauvism means here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143633
6 days ago
Learn a new word and see what Fauvism means here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143633
Please click on this picture to enlarge and read. It is important and share with others. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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Please click on this picture to enlarge and read. It is important and share with others. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
The handprint of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Jetsun Dechen Nyingpo
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The handprint of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Jetsun Dechen Nyingpo
Dear friends, For the first time in art history you will see a Tibetan divinity in Byzantine art form. Just published! Please be amazed and see the whole artwork here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143348
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Dear friends, For the first time in art history you will see a Tibetan divinity in Byzantine art form. Just published! Please be amazed and see the whole artwork here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143348
我这里有一副最庄严印度风格法力强大护法的画作。点击这里观赏与下载: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142950
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我这里有一副最庄严印度风格法力强大护法的画作。点击这里观赏与下载: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142950
A separate Tibetan state? 

Should this group of Tibetans have their own autonomous state?
In a world full of trials and tribulations, this group of Tibetans continues to defy all odds against a difficult leadership. Should they have their own state, their own country to live free and in harmony? Read and decide-Part 1: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142741 and Part 2: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142868
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A separate Tibetan state? Should this group of Tibetans have their own autonomous state? In a world full of trials and tribulations, this group of Tibetans continues to defy all odds against a difficult leadership. Should they have their own state, their own country to live free and in harmony? Read and decide-Part 1: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142741 and Part 2: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=142868
When I first arrived in Gaden Monastery in January 1988, I lived in this small room: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=100092
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When I first arrived in Gaden Monastery in January 1988, I lived in this small room: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=100092
This is Mahakala of the Tent (Gonpo Kur) and this particular sacred and very alive image is in Sakya temple in Tibet. It is so beautiful, ferocious and at the same time frightening. He frightens our self absorbed ego into submission to dharma.-Tsem Rinpoche
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This is Mahakala of the Tent (Gonpo Kur) and this particular sacred and very alive image is in Sakya temple in Tibet. It is so beautiful, ferocious and at the same time frightening. He frightens our self absorbed ego into submission to dharma.-Tsem Rinpoche
Please find out more who is Shamgo Dorje Putri and her two sisters. They wear a particularly distinctive single large flower in their hair and very powerful. This promises to be a very interesting read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94304
2 weeks ago
Please find out more who is Shamgo Dorje Putri and her two sisters. They wear a particularly distinctive single large flower in their hair and very powerful. This promises to be a very interesting read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94304
He was known by one of his names which was Guru Deva Rinpoche and I had the blessings to meet him quite a few times. He was guru of both my mother and father. Guru Deva Rinpoche was a high Mongolian lama and lived over 100 years old. He was one of the kindest persons I have ever met and he was very well known to be an emanation of Gyenze. He joked alot and was extremely devoted to his teacher. We had many private conversations with him and he made an indelible mark in my mind and in my heart. I think of him often. Tsem Rinpoche
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He was known by one of his names which was Guru Deva Rinpoche and I had the blessings to meet him quite a few times. He was guru of both my mother and father. Guru Deva Rinpoche was a high Mongolian lama and lived over 100 years old. He was one of the kindest persons I have ever met and he was very well known to be an emanation of Gyenze. He joked alot and was extremely devoted to his teacher. We had many private conversations with him and he made an indelible mark in my mind and in my heart. I think of him often. Tsem Rinpoche
I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively with the transitory in things and lose themselves in the study of what is perishable, since we are here for this very end- that we may make the perishable imperishable, which we can do only after we have learned how to approach both.~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(This quote is very powerful from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He seems to be a powerful thinker and can think beyond daily and ordinary thoughts. Like I shared, only the study of dharma is going to lead to the imperishable. Any other studies of this world only are temporarily beneficial which is perishable. Of course he is not referring to dharma, but he realized ordinary pursuits leads to perishability. If he knew dharma, he would see the vastness of Buddha\'s omniscience.  Tsem Rinpoche)
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I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively with the transitory in things and lose themselves in the study of what is perishable, since we are here for this very end- that we may make the perishable imperishable, which we can do only after we have learned how to approach both.~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (This quote is very powerful from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He seems to be a powerful thinker and can think beyond daily and ordinary thoughts. Like I shared, only the study of dharma is going to lead to the imperishable. Any other studies of this world only are temporarily beneficial which is perishable. Of course he is not referring to dharma, but he realized ordinary pursuits leads to perishability. If he knew dharma, he would see the vastness of Buddha's omniscience. Tsem Rinpoche)
One of the nicest Taras I\'ve seen. I like her shade of green and the lotus on the left which is lower as her hand is lower so it\'s very balanced looking. Her face looks young, motherly, kind and yet regal.
1 month ago
One of the nicest Taras I've seen. I like her shade of green and the lotus on the left which is lower as her hand is lower so it's very balanced looking. Her face looks young, motherly, kind and yet regal.
(1st photo) Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right. After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered so there was nothing Tibetan leadership can do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende can meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan exiled government said that Dorje Shugden people and non Dorje Shugden people are like the mustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
(1st photo) Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right. After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered so there was nothing Tibetan leadership can do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende can meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan exiled government said that Dorje Shugden people and non Dorje Shugden people are like the mustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. Tsem Rinpoche
You can see in this 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything and unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende\'s collection. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
You can see in this 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything and unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende's collection. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, His Eminence Lati Rinpoche (next to Zong Rinpoche) and below Lati Rinpoche is Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (sitting below Lati Rinpoche). This is a puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery. A rare and blessed photo and nice to save. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, His Eminence Lati Rinpoche (next to Zong Rinpoche) and below Lati Rinpoche is Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (sitting below Lati Rinpoche). This is a puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery. A rare and blessed photo and nice to save. Tsem Rinpoche
ou can save this rare thangka of 1,000 armed Heruka. I\'ve never seen this thangka or any of this form before and it\'s the first time. You can print out or keep or use. I found this online and it\'s beautiful. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned this Heruka 30 years ago to us and since then I have never seen this in painting or statue at all till now. He has many legs and many faces too. Very special and unique. Seeing Heruka or thinking of Heruka plants the seeds of enlightenment in our mindstream. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
ou can save this rare thangka of 1,000 armed Heruka. I've never seen this thangka or any of this form before and it's the first time. You can print out or keep or use. I found this online and it's beautiful. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned this Heruka 30 years ago to us and since then I have never seen this in painting or statue at all till now. He has many legs and many faces too. Very special and unique. Seeing Heruka or thinking of Heruka plants the seeds of enlightenment in our mindstream. Tsem Rinpoche
This is Venerable Lhakpa Tsering from Tibet. He has passed away a few years back of natural causes and as he was older. He was one of the high ranking and official oracle of Dorje Shugden, Namka Barzin, Kache Marpo and several other high protectors. He was famous in Tibet for his correct trance of Dorje Shugden and extremely powerful clairvoyance advice of Dorje Shguden. He has been taking trance since Tibet. In 1959 he left Tibet for India and settled in Kalimpong. He continued to take trance in Kalimpong of Dorje Shugden for government officials, local persons, high lamas, monasteries, nuns, monks and even foreigners. For over 40 years his wonderful oracular ability to take trance and give advice and prophecies has benefited so many people. He was trained and blessed as an oracle by the previous Dromo Geshe Rinpoche of Sera Jey Monastery. I\'ve had a chance to stay at his house, meet him and see him in trance. It was a great blessing and amazing experience. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is Venerable Lhakpa Tsering from Tibet. He has passed away a few years back of natural causes and as he was older. He was one of the high ranking and official oracle of Dorje Shugden, Namka Barzin, Kache Marpo and several other high protectors. He was famous in Tibet for his correct trance of Dorje Shugden and extremely powerful clairvoyance advice of Dorje Shguden. He has been taking trance since Tibet. In 1959 he left Tibet for India and settled in Kalimpong. He continued to take trance in Kalimpong of Dorje Shugden for government officials, local persons, high lamas, monasteries, nuns, monks and even foreigners. For over 40 years his wonderful oracular ability to take trance and give advice and prophecies has benefited so many people. He was trained and blessed as an oracle by the previous Dromo Geshe Rinpoche of Sera Jey Monastery. I've had a chance to stay at his house, meet him and see him in trance. It was a great blessing and amazing experience. Tsem Rinpoche
Why seek anything else when you have the illustrious practice of Vajra Yogini from the lineage of the Crazy Wisdom Mahasiddha Naropa? Nothing in samsara created by ordinary men can surpass the practice of Vajra Yogini elucidated to us by the Buddha. Nothing in samsara’s knowledge no matter how incredible can surpass the knowledge embodied in the dharma by the Buddha. Samsara knowledge is limited. When we study Buddha’s knowledge (Dharma) it guarantees our future with no limitations. Spend more time studying dharma than samsaric knowledge. Why even compare? Surrender samsara as death and loss are it’s only results and engage in Dharma practice all the way. Vajra Yogini is dharma and dharma is Vajra Yogini. Give everything for Vajra Yogini’s practice. Start now as a preliminary practice even without initiation (blog article: Starting on Vajra Yogini Now- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4395). Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Why seek anything else when you have the illustrious practice of Vajra Yogini from the lineage of the Crazy Wisdom Mahasiddha Naropa? Nothing in samsara created by ordinary men can surpass the practice of Vajra Yogini elucidated to us by the Buddha. Nothing in samsara’s knowledge no matter how incredible can surpass the knowledge embodied in the dharma by the Buddha. Samsara knowledge is limited. When we study Buddha’s knowledge (Dharma) it guarantees our future with no limitations. Spend more time studying dharma than samsaric knowledge. Why even compare? Surrender samsara as death and loss are it’s only results and engage in Dharma practice all the way. Vajra Yogini is dharma and dharma is Vajra Yogini. Give everything for Vajra Yogini’s practice. Start now as a preliminary practice even without initiation (blog article: Starting on Vajra Yogini Now- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4395). Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sada Andreyev. She visited him in Los Angeles. Taken in Tsem Rinpoche\'s room in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre.
2 months ago
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sada Andreyev. She visited him in Los Angeles. Taken in Tsem Rinpoche's room in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre.
Young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sonia Waskin. She visited him in Los Angeles, California.
2 months ago
Young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sonia Waskin. She visited him in Los Angeles, California.
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Taken outside of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Centre where Tsem Rinpoche was living. Los Angeles, California, USA
2 months ago
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Taken outside of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Centre where Tsem Rinpoche was living. Los Angeles, California, USA
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Los Angeles, California, USA
2 months ago
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Los Angeles, California, USA
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his parents Boris and Dana Bugayeff. And on the extreme right is Tsem Rinpoche\'s cousin Toktun Gugajew. This was in Howell, New Jersey, USA
2 months ago
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his parents Boris and Dana Bugayeff. And on the extreme right is Tsem Rinpoche's cousin Toktun Gugajew. This was in Howell, New Jersey, USA
Tsem Rinpoche attending the wedding of Carmen Kichikov\'s brother. Tsem Rinpoche is 2nd from the right and in his adolescence. Howell, New Jersey, USA
2 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche attending the wedding of Carmen Kichikov's brother. Tsem Rinpoche is 2nd from the right and in his adolescence. Howell, New Jersey, USA
When my adorable Dharma boy came home to me. I love you Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
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When my adorable Dharma boy came home to me. I love you Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche in Taiwan as a baby where he was born
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Tsem Rinpoche in Taiwan as a baby where he was born
Tsem Rinpoche as a baby holding an umbrella
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Tsem Rinpoche as a baby holding an umbrella
Think about this...
2 months ago
Think about this...
Our frustrations have meaning when it\'s for others and a greater cause.
2 months ago
Our frustrations have meaning when it's for others and a greater cause.
It is much better to be doing good things for others than just for ourselves.
2 months ago
It is much better to be doing good things for others than just for ourselves.
Contemplate this please...
2 months ago
Contemplate this please...
Is there life beyond the grave? If the soul exists, does it survive death? If so, when did the belief first arise that the soul may reincarnate, to be born anew in another physical body? Before we unlock the future we must find the keys to the past. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Join me and open the door to ancient mysteries beginning now, here on A&E. Continue reading here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37831
2 months ago
Is there life beyond the grave? If the soul exists, does it survive death? If so, when did the belief first arise that the soul may reincarnate, to be born anew in another physical body? Before we unlock the future we must find the keys to the past. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Join me and open the door to ancient mysteries beginning now, here on A&E. Continue reading here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37831
It was a great honour for myself and Kechara to have His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting us. He is a courageous and extremely brave abbot emeritus of the monastery during it\'s most difficult time.~Tsem Rinpoche - Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132602
2 months ago
It was a great honour for myself and Kechara to have His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting us. He is a courageous and extremely brave abbot emeritus of the monastery during it's most difficult time.~Tsem Rinpoche - Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132602
This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche. 

Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes. 

This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes. This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche
A beautiful photograph of a path walking down from Manjushri Hill in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
2 months ago
A beautiful photograph of a path walking down from Manjushri Hill in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
This picture is of KB lovingly holding Mumu while he tries to stand up. I was in the room with them and someone else took this picture. It is a very sad and poignant picture because just a short while after this picture was taken, Mumu passed away with all of us present. This was the last picture of my little Mumu alive. We immediately did puja for Mumu and he is sorely missed by many as he touched our lives deeply. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This picture is of KB lovingly holding Mumu while he tries to stand up. I was in the room with them and someone else took this picture. It is a very sad and poignant picture because just a short while after this picture was taken, Mumu passed away with all of us present. This was the last picture of my little Mumu alive. We immediately did puja for Mumu and he is sorely missed by many as he touched our lives deeply. Tsem Rinpoche
For years I have been doing this everywhere I go, no matter where or what country I am in. Always be kind to animals.
2 months ago
For years I have been doing this everywhere I go, no matter where or what country I am in. Always be kind to animals.
Practising makes you better at something. If you keep practising in laziness, that is what you will become good in. If you keep practising generosity, that is what you will develop. Keep practising in what you want to become good at.
2 months ago
Practising makes you better at something. If you keep practising in laziness, that is what you will become good in. If you keep practising generosity, that is what you will develop. Keep practising in what you want to become good at.
Real spirituality is kindness.
2 months ago
Real spirituality is kindness.
Our time on this earth in this lifetime is short. It\'s our choice what will look back on when we are in our final moments.
2 months ago
Our time on this earth in this lifetime is short. It's our choice what will look back on when we are in our final moments.
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