Hilarious short video!!!!

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This is really a hilarious video. Take a few minutes out from your day and watch. It is not in English, but just watch..the expressions and body language are universal. It is a stunt pulled in the shopping centre to show the public how sheltered they are.

It is amazing to see who some people are outraged to see how ‘the meat is produced’ in front of their eyes in this video. I mean why did they come to buy sausages in the first place if they are going to be so outraged??

 

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Where on earth do people think meat comes from, some mythical meat tree?

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How idealistic some are about where meat comes from… I mean where do people think meat actually comes from? It falls from the sky or grow on trees perfectly and effortlessly without killing, without blood and without pain? Animals suffer tremendously before they are murdered and during the slaughter process. They know they are going to be killed. Animals are put through tremendous pain before we eat them and that is a simple fact to realize each time we consider swallowing their flesh.

If everyone went to the animal slaughterhouses before buying meat, many would give up immediately irregardless of religious beliefs, morals or ethics. If you cannot visit slaughter houses, please go on youtube and search for them.  It is worth your time to educate yourself on the truth. There are thousands of videos… inform yourself. If you are scared to see the slaughterhouse videos, why are you not scared of eating meat?

Do not eat meat. Do not harm animals. Do not bring pain to anyone especially those who cannot speak.

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  1. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 24, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    This might be funny to some people, but this is how sausages, ham etc are made, well literally. People just don’t see the ugly side of taking meats. Even if they see it, some prefer to ignore it, just for the sake of eating it.

  2. Edward ooi on Mar 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I totally agree with what Rinpoche said. If they are able to eat meat then why can’t they face the truth? Why would some people vomit when they see animals being killed? Isn’t it worse especially when you are eating them? Everyone knows that meat comes from animals which also means that you will have to kill them. But why can’t they face it?

  3. Lucas Roth on Feb 3, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    This is so true! Why do people think meat falls from the sky? They are killed so they shouldn’t be surprised that this is how they get their death on a plate.

  4. Edward ooi on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, the last person reaction is just what Rinpoche have wrote on the above. She doesn’t like to see how animals are being slaughtered but she still takes meat. Actually most of them are just the same it’s just that her reaction is more funnier. I guess?

  5. Vinnie Tan on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:16 am

    It is very true. Many people do not know that meat is being produced like this. Many do not even think that they are eating something that was alive and running before. I believe if there are more marketing campaigns like this around the world. The animals that are being killed for their meat would be much lesser!

  6. Jutika Lam on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    LOL!!! Hehehehe This funny and hilarious video is not just funny but also very educational to a lot of people consuming eat everyday, it is somewhat like a lesson that the meat we eat doesn’t just fall from the sky, butchered and eventually killed just for our meals.

    I really hope that more and more of these kind of cool ideas to educate more and more people on how much sufferings and death animals like a cows, pigs or sheep’s have to go through to become steaks,lamb, bacon and so on.

    I hope ideas like this would also create awareness so that more and more people would be educated on the sufferings of animals and eventually take a pledge to become a vegan or at a vegetarian or even taking a pledge pledging to take a few days of the week’s meals to be vegetarian.

    It is true what people say that “If slaughterhouses had glass walls the world would be a meat free world.

    I also love two of Rinpoche’s quotes which are:

    ” If you are scared to see the slaughterhouse videos, why are you not scared of eating meat? If you are scared to see the slaughterhouse videos, why are you not scared of eating meat?”

    “If we have money to buy meat why do we not have the money to donate to animal sanctuaries?”

    I also like Rinpoche’s saying “Do not eat meat. Do not harm animals. Do not bring pain to anyone especially those who cannot speak.”

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this funny and at the same time educational video.

    Love
    Jutika

  7. Sean Wang on Jan 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    If people knew where their meat comes from, so many people would stop eating meat. They do not think that meat comes from a meat tree but rather they wish not to think abou it. I find that very stupid. It is like saying you would eat poison and think it will okay just by believing it is not poison.

    Just a fact, scientists are experimenting with “growing” meat by cloning protein cells. So, there could be a possibility of vegetarian real meat.

    • sarahyap on Feb 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Lol.. yes it is funny that when the actual thing is put before them, people refuse to accept that the sausages they love comes from an animal’s death. It is the classic case of avoidance and let someone else do the ‘dirty’ job behind the scenes.

      That’s why although I would have preferred very much for people to be vegetarians, but if you can’t then lead a life like Mark Zuckerberg who eats only what he kills (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/ceo-of-facebook-says-i-only-eat-what-i-kill.html)

      I also did some research regarding grown meat and came across this interesting web that talks about it. http://www.livescience.com/5872-mad-science-growing-meat-animals.html

      The interesting thing is what was said at the bottom on the article:

      “If every package of naturally grown meat by law should have the text, ‘Beware, animals have been killed for this product,’ I can imagine a gradual cultural shift,”

      I think this quote is really true.

  8. Sean Wang on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    This is a very funny way to explain to people how their meat comes! I bet that some people think that bacon comes from a bacon tree. People need to know about where their meat comes from.

  9. Lucas Roth on Nov 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    these people do not have the right to be outraged, where do they think their meat comes from the sky. everyone should be a vegetarian. if you cannot stand watching an animal suffer and die then you should not eat meat, be a vegetarian and be happy

  10. patsy on Nov 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I don’t understand how the shoppers can feel so shocked while some find it repulsive and spit out the meat they tasted. This is how animals are slaughtered for consumption. It is that not many people visit a slaughter house to know the truth. This video conveys the truth indirectly showing how animals are killed.

  11. Julien Roth on Nov 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I found this video funny. This was because the people in this video had no idea how and where meat came from. I love it!

  12. Milly on Nov 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Animals also feel pain and fear when they are being gathered up for the slaughter house. But this realization never actually hit me until I began to learn more from Rinpoche’s teachings about vegetarianism and cruelty to animals. If we visualize and exchange roles with them, how would we feel. So if we fear to undergo this pain, then we should not inflict in on these animals too. I guess if people were to actually get to see how animals are being slaughtered for our consumption, then more and more would turn to vegetarianism or reduce their meat intake.

  13. Adrian Chow on Nov 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, everything seems alright if the killing did not happen before our eyes. We are so in denial. For example the video here, there’s one lady even had a second helping of the meat ball from the plate but as soon as the ‘butcher’ took a piglet and put it into the ‘slaughter’ machine, she immediately scolded the man and she left after that. Why are people are behaving in this way? Is there a magical painless meat tree, and all the meat in the hyper marts are from that tree?

  14. Jessica Yap on Nov 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I especially like what Rinpoche said. Where on earth do people think meat comes from? Some mythical meat tree?

    I used to think then when I was still consuming meat that so long I do not do the killing it’s alright. How very ignorant of me! How much of negative karma I’ve created for myself. Well not anymore!

    If we can treat our pets with loving compassion, why can’t we show the same kindness towards other animals. All sentient beings deserves love and compassion too.

    Thank you for the constant gentle reminder, Rinpoche. You’re my biggest inspiration!

  15. edward ooi on Oct 30, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    This video is so funny. But at least they didn’t slaughter poor animals for the show. Love animals

  16. judy lam on Jul 17, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    The video is very effective way of showing to people that every meat dish that lands on our plate has caused suffering. If we can educate people in that way, chances are more people would think twice about eating meat.

  17. Yoke Fui on Jul 7, 2012 at 8:40 am

    There is no better way to show us the cause and the direct result than this hilarious video.

    “Modern” day people are sheltered from the truth because due to business specialisation,we are removed from it. From the expression on the consumer’s face, I’m not surprised that she didn’t realize that sausage comes from a live pig. I was like her too, I never relate the frozen food in nicely wrapped bags to the animals that live and breath like me.

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us the brutal truth.

  18. David Lai on Jun 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    This is such a brilliant experiment on people’s perception and fixed mindset. We are all guilty of it when we eat meat. It is so funny that people wouldn’t mind buying meat that is cut up but they would react so adversely when they see a little piglet get slaughtered for mere sausages. Each of the passer-bys reacted when they realized that a little piglet was going to be slaughtered.

    We are like that. Although we subconsciously know where the meat comes from but we are deep denial of the pain, suffering and blood that comes of it. Hence, reaction of this video is actually quite funny because of the inherent contradiction in it. It would be a good video to highlight this contradiction that will help people come to terms with it.

  19. freon on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    This is a very good “educate” idea to educate people to become vegetarian. Because of the Greed , many of us choosing to ignore seeing the pain that they bring to others. Ignoring the truth and hide in the “so call comfort zone”.

  20. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

    If most of us had to kill our food I think most of us will be vegetarians. Especially we have not been brought up to kill our own food. The big food chain who wants to sell meat and make a lot of profit will only want to show you meat nicely canned, and packaged without all the horro and violence that came along the production process of a slab of meat.

    The meat that we eat came from a lot of suffering, pain and anguish not only from the past events but also future events to come from eating that slab of meat. It is a clever prank, that shows how many of us fool ourselves to carry on even after much evidence has been presented to us.

  21. Carmen Koo on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Hahaha, this video is very funny, Rinpoche, thank you for sharing. The expressions of the public is so varied and they seem so shocked as if it never occured to them that pork sausages comes from pigs.

    I guess people never really bothered to find out deeper into their thought process when a plate of meat is presented infront of them. I’m thinking this is what we generally think (and the same goes for me, prior to watching Earthlings and related videos of how our meat comes about from Rinpoche’s Blog):

    1. See a plate of meat
    2. Yum, food to nourish myself
    3. Eat
    4. Digest

    Within that thought process, what is missing is this : “Hang on a minute, where did this come from? How did it get from the farm to my plate? How did this living being die, to end up on my dinner plate?”.

    However, the fact that meat is food has been implanted within their mindstream from a very young age, hence being ignorant about where it comes from and never really finding out the truth.

    The onus lies on those WHO KNOW, to educate those who don’t know about what is the truth about the meat industry, because those who know have been fortunate enough to be educated by others, or blessed with a curious mind.

  22. Choi Sheem on Jan 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    This is a funny video on the surface. But if look deeper, it it making a big impact on people who loves to eat meat and meat products. Most of us are not exposed to reality on how meat comes to our table. To most people living in the city, meat comes from the supermarket in nice and clean packaging. We are too ignorant to realise all the pain and sufferings the animal have to go through before ending up on our dinner plates. The Earthlings really helped in my family’s decision to switch to meatless diet.

  23. tancho on Jan 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I admire your efforts to promote vegetarianism. However, I’m unsure if you are aware that the dog food fed to your pet dogs are very much meat based. No disrespect intended, just pointing out a fact.

  24. Cynthia L on Jan 10, 2012 at 5:06 am

    I think this is such a brilliant idea to convey a powerful message like this. I had a good laugh watching the video.

    I wonder if social awareness campaigns like this work in the Asian countries. I find Chinese seafood restaurants terrible. Customers will personally point and select the fish and other seafood they want for dinner straight from the tank so that it’s FRESH. Fresh or no fresh, it’s still a dead animal. Sigh.

  25. Julia Tan on Jan 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    The video looks funny. But it’s the truth. How can people don’t know where are their food come from. People need to know the truth and always be reminded. No one wants sufferings. Basically people do have compassion. just that we always choose to ignore the truth. Let the desire take over. This apply to everything in our lives. 

  26. Margaretlee on Jan 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I think this prank is the best educational prank I have ever seen. The lady tasted the sausage and from her expression, the sausage was damn tasty. Then later on, when she saw how the “live” pig was put inside the machine and out come the other end some freshly made sausages, her face was disgusted.

    It reminds me that we should be always look at things further and beyond our simple samsaric pleasures.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video. What a great teaching!!!

  27. john on Jan 7, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Reminds me of my friends piglet story, he was working on a farm fixing a fridge and went to tell the worker about the repair he had made to the machine.
    He found her in one of the pig barns collecting the dead piglets and putting them in a stainless steel bucket. I don’t think he had the stomach for seeing them dead at such a young age but thought to himself, stainless steel, thats nice and hygienic and took a comfort in that. The two of them carried on through the barn discussing the fridge problem and collecting deaders.
    He said that they then found themselve stood infront of a big stainless steel hopper and agsin he was impressed and found distraction in the apparent care for hygiene shown by the farmer, no sooner had the thought formed than she pressed a button on the hopper which he now realised was a big mincer which proceeded to pour the now liquid piglets back into the same bucket for feeding to the pigs…..

    His shock at seeing this manifested as annoyance at the fact it was months before he could stand the smell of bacon cooking as it brought him right back to that day, and he really liked his bacon butties…

  28. Jean Mei on Jan 7, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Initially I thought to myself, isn’t it obvious? Just like how a french fry comes from a potato… that sausage could not have come from anywhere else but from a pig.

    However, I must admit that when I wasn’t a vegetarian I didn’t see things as clearly as I do now. When I saw a fried chicken leg, I didn’t think about the chicken itself – all I saw was a fried-skinned chicken leg. Not the body of the chicken, nor the head, nor the blood that ran through its veins, nor the little feet, and definitely not the pain and feelings of the chicken. I didn’t care at the time, the chicken tasted damn good.

    This video is funny and meaningful – although I doubt that the point of the video was to make people think about what they consume… it just so happens that that was the effect!

    Two thumbs up!

    • ruby khong on Jan 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Yeah Jean Mei I can totally related to what you wrote here. If Rinpoche hadn’t given us the Earthlings video, I would still be eating bbq wings and roasted pork! eeew! Just the thought of it now creates a tight lump in my stomach and throat.

      Someone told me this story when we were in USA last year; that one of his American girlfriends was served Steamed Fish (with the head, tail and all!). She was screaming at the dinner table. He was puzzled as she is not a vegetarian. When the drama was over, she said that she did not know that the fillets that she has been eating came from a Fish!!! Is this stupidity, ignorance, or just lack of knowledge!

  29. ericchoong on Jan 7, 2012 at 1:12 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享。
    看了这片子似乎很好笑,但其实里头有真正的意思。这就是人类的本性。
    明明知道杀生是痛苦,面对着这情况觉得杀死动物是残忍的,但面对美味可口的食物时就会忘记一切,
    我们真的很矛盾。这部片子很讽刺,适合一些肉食者看。我会把它放在FB和大家分享。

  30. lewkwanleng on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    It is a prank, but yet, it shows how people are ignorant about where the meat come from. We always want to think that our meat is produced without sufferings from the animal, but after watching the “Earthings” video, we know it is not true. Most if not all the meat we consumed are produced by human deliberately killing them.

    Yes, please do not eat meat, do not harm animals and do not bring pain to anyone especially those who cannot speak.

  31. Elsie toy on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    F everyone had to kiill the own poultry or sjaughter their own animal for their. Own meat I can say many of them would become vegetarian. Because they don’t see the cruelty and pain they create to the innocent animal. . I can say angry at my friends from mahikari and my muslim friends who say these animals are put on earth for our consumption. Always say as long as u don’t don’t make them suffer but the process of being suffocated is suffering even though the knife is sharp. Sigh I just don’t have the knowledge to debate with them. My mahikari friends would always say purify them before eating would remove the toxins from the meat wish I have the wisdom to share with them to be vegetarian.

  32. Mc on Jan 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I think this is a clever and effective way of making meat eaters confront the truth of their part in the butchering of animals. (This is certainly an inspirational idea to have a ‘Freshest Free Meat Road Shows’ along the same lines). What i got from the video is that most people are “blind” to the part they play in the treatment and torture of animals BUT once they are made to be involved (either voluntarily or involuntarily) their humanity and kindness kick in and they are immediately repulsed by the very thought that an animal has to die. I am very certain that those people in the video will not be looking at a sausage the same way again.

    The need to bring awareness to the public is paramount. And to bring the message in an innovative way so that the message gets in before the ego and conflict gets in the way.

    This is brilliant and definitely worth circulating. I wonder is super markets here will allow such things.

  33. tenzin llhamo on Jan 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    You are right Rinpoche!
    ‘I mean where do people think meat actually comes from? It falls from the sky or grow on trees perfectly and effortlessly without killing, without blood and without pain?’
    I used to think that way too. How ignorant! I used to go to the market and see the slaughter in front of my eyes yet I ignored the pain and sufferings they were going through. Thank you for the constant reminder on how they suffer just to end up in our stomach and into waste.

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    If we strongly and stubbornly believe that what we teach is as “real” as you and I are real, then we are saying that these religious mirages we believe in are real! If we insist that we have tasted joy, peace and wisdom in such realities, then we are (consciously or unconsciously) claim¬ing to be enlightened (when we are not) – we seem to be talking Zen. This is the grandest of delusions. And those who believe us, would be heading down the same path as we are.
    Animals believe what their senses show them to be real – these are, in fact, the only realities they know and act on. They would not know what a mirage is; they do not know the difference between illusion and delusion, between true and false. If we do not know what a mirage is, and we do not know what delusion is – what does that make us?
    No wonder the Buddha says that if we hold on to wrong views, we would become animals. And if we encourage others in our delusion, then we will bring upon ourself hellish sufferings. We create our own delusory (but virtual¬ly real) worlds. We will be playing our own virtual games for aeons.
    On a deeper level, all that has been written here points us to a recollection of non-self. Under¬lying all things, all our thoughts, actions and words, is the principle that there is no abiding essence, no immortal soul, no eternal self. Immortal soul or eternal self are an illusion. If we think that we have a permanent or eternal soul or self, then we are deluded (we are seeing what is not there, or looking at something but seeing something else). If we see and accept illusion as illusion, to that extent we are wise.”
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:30 PM
    The pastorship role was conceptualized by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche to preserve the Dharma and to give laypeople an opportunity to commit to benefiting others. The first Buddhist Pastors were ordained on 24th October 2011 and every year since then, more have made this commitment to bring the Buddha’s teachings to people in our modern era.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/support-the-kechara-pastors.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:29 PM
    These are some delicious Tibetan favorites of many. What is wonderful is that they are vegetarian. So they taste good and harm no one. I am not very fond of cooking but I know many are. I wonder if there is anyone out there who can make these? They are delicious.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-make-this.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:27 PM
    One of the lamas who first recognised me as a tulku back in 1987 was His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. His Eminence is a world renown healing lama from Sera Monastery who now resides in Italy thanks to the ban on Dorje Shugden. Despite the obstacles, Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche has worked tirelessly for many decades to promote world peace and provide social services to the community. He has set up schools to provide education to the underprivileged, and clinics to provide medical assistance that is both based on Western and Eastern disciplines. Gangchen Rinpoche has met with various world leaders to establish initiatives that foster harmony, and also does pujas and rituals to stabilise and bless the environments.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/respects-to-kyabjegangchen-rinpoche.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 03:24 PM
    We are attempting to plant some fresh vegetables and so far the results are promising. Today I was presented with our own homegrown lettuce and I must say it was delicious. I had three bowls of it and there were plenty more! Thank you! We are attempting to experiment, perfect as we go along and become better at planting a variety of vegetables. If we can grow more of our vegetables to consume, that would be wonderful. We can have natural pesticide free vegetables and help to defray growing food prices. It’s very rewarding to eat what we grow. Being vegetarian, most of my food comes from vegetables. I am looking forward to this very much as well as many others.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/we-are-starting-to-plant.html
  • xuliang
    Monday, Aug 31. 2015 12:01 PM
    Till the false is seen as false, truth is not.

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

Tsem Rinpoche

What Am I Writing Now


 

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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4 hours ago
Beautiful pendant of Dorje Shugden Trakzey available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This special form of Dorje Shugden rides on a garuda representing destruction of anger and protection of malevolent forces. Dorje Shugden protecting you wherever you go in the form of this sacred art pendant.
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Amazing Wangzey Dorje Shugden pendant available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden helps us to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations. Wear this special form of Dorje Shugden always!
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The principle form of Dorje Shugden in 18 inches riding on a powerful snow lion the King of celestial beasts representing Dorje Shugden has overcome all obscurations and four maras and is fully enlightened. The remaining form of Gyenze Dorje Shugden will be available soon here at http://www.vajrasecrets.com.
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Beautiful 18 inches Shitzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden rides on a celestial elephant representing firmness and strength of the enlightened mind of Dorje Shugden. Shitzey helps us to heal, overcome diseases, placate anger and dangerous environmental situations.
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Beautiful 18 inches Trakzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! So very rare riding on a Garuda. This form of Dorje Shugden is powerful to protect from negative energy and powerful energies that disrupt our minds, work and spiritual progress.
4 hours ago
Beautiful 18 inches Wangzey Dorje Shugden available now for your invite and blessings from http://www.vajrasecrets.com! So beautifully crafted! This form of Dorje Shugden helps us to overcome insecurities, fears and difficult situations.
2 days ago
This stunning Hayagriva thangka is in my aunt's shrine
2 days ago
Stunning Protector Brahmarupa
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Protector Brahmarupa
2 days ago
Interesting background on Protector Brahmarupa
2 days ago
The Goddess Trokner Jenma or Bhrikuti...Very nice
6 days ago
So picturesque: Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
6 days ago
Japanese small towns are quaint, neat, clean and very organized and it has very rustic feeling and they connect with nature. They are timeless with modern conveniences but old world feel. I love small Japanese towns.
1 week ago
This Vajra Yogini is in Rashi Gempil Temple in Howell, New Jersey. My guru Kensur Rinpoche invited this from India and enshrined Her in his house next to the temple. His house was right next to the temple. I use to go and look at Her always extremely fascinated. The statue is there now and here it is. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Whenever we think we can't we should take refuge in Manjushri and do his practice and retreats and then our minds will open up more and then we will understand we can. That nothing is can't but everything should be CAN!~ Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche drew this Buddha.
2 weeks ago
Four wonderful people at a very holy and sacred location making pilgrimage. Many dakinis were sighted in this area.
2 weeks ago
Nice painting of Tibetan King Trisong Deutsen who did alot for the propagation of Dharma during his reign. He is worshipped as a Dharma king and attained being also.
2 weeks ago
Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in Canada! See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73108
2 weeks ago
The personal statue of Lord Dorje Shugden of His Holiness Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche. Very holy and sacred. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden statues to be given away
2 weeks ago
Some Dharma protectors have the special karmic link to take trance in people to speak. Gaden had a such a great oracle called Choyang Dulzin Kuten who took trance of Dorje Shugden, Setrap and Kache Marpo. This is a picture of the oracle of Gaden in full trance.
2 weeks ago
Two of the best people anyone can have as friends in their life. Left is Beng Kooi and right is Su Ming.
2 weeks ago
His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche visited me in my house in Gaden Monastery back in 1994. What an honour. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
My personal thangka. Centre is H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Left is emanating from his heart is Vajra Yogini. Right is Dorje Shugden. I am at the bottom eternally prostrating to them. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Each one of us should write a respectful letter to this temple head and try to release this poor elephant..Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Powerful!!
2 weeks ago
I want to be this Yogi in the picture. I want to be just like him deep within myself exploring the outer universe because I have conquered and mastered my inner universe. Because everything on my inside is explored, purified, cleaned and awakened, I venture out to the thousands of universes and limitless minds to bring them the truth of existence and phenomena. I wish to travel the three realms, various planes and six forms of existences. I wish to share vision of emptiness and bodhicitta which is the view to liberate the countless beings still trapped within themselves and their surroundings. I wish to be of tremendous benefit as I sit by my tree and placid lake. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Lord Buddha shows a miracle by ascending above the river into the sky to resolve a dispute
3 weeks ago
Something short and special to share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73042
3 weeks ago
I am with Dato Wira Eric and Jp to plan Kechara Forest Retreat a few years back
3 weeks ago
I love this poster next to our Kechara outlets in the shopping malls
3 weeks ago
Does this work? Has anyone tried this? Click on picture to enlarge.
4 weeks ago
Very nice picture. Keep as screensaver. It is our stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat.
4 weeks ago
Whatever picture you see on the feet is the internal organ you benefit when press on that area. This is Chinese reflexology. TR
4 weeks ago
On our Tsem Rinpoche's http://www.tsemrinpoche.com, a while back an article was posted "DORJE SHUGDEN: MY SIDE OF THE STORY", where Rinpoche shares about his personal journey of Dorje Shugden's practice, history and why he continues his practice even with so much personal attacks for his choice. This blog post has since reached over 100,000 now. This is news to rejoice. Many people have viewed this post and gained further knowledge on Tsem Rinpoche's relationship with Dorje Shugden and in the process learned more about the practice of Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche on this post speaks with clarity, strength and logic: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65988
4 weeks ago
There is no photo-shopping at all. Look at what is in the sky. TR
4 weeks ago
Maghada Sangmo on the top of the roof offering incense and requestiong Buddha to her home. Her relatives making offerings to naked Jain sadhus in her home. (right side). The left side sees Buddha arriving miraculously heralded by his entourage/students of Arhats riding various animal mounts. The Arhats have gained certain supernatural abilities. Buddha descends to the house and is at the door. Receives alms from Maghada Sangmo and gives dharma teachings. As a result, the city has taken refuge from listening to the Buddha and many achieve Arhatship. Due to Sangmo's devotion, faith and trust in Buddha, the Buddha arrives at her home and turns the wheel of dharma and many enter into the dharma because of this. This is a clip from a old thangka. TR
4 weeks ago
Ms. Su Ming is one of the most reliable and kindest persons I have met. It is anyone's good luck to be her friend. Here she is with her beloved nephew at Kechara Forest Retreat. May they be blessed always.
4 weeks ago
This was taken at Kechara Forest Retreat. If you click and enlarge the photo, you can see what is illuminated under the moonlight. Very nice.
4 weeks ago
This picture was taken on Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. I was around 19 years old I think. I was living in Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre under the holy guide of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I love and respect so much. I was lucky to be a young boy in a huge city like Los Angeles and living under the guidance of a great master like him. I feel I have very good karma to find this master and trust him, follow him and live with him when other teenagers were doing such different things in a big city. My interest was always dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This was my tiny small room in Gaden for the first few years. The space next to my rooms are where the cows stayed. I had a huge crack in my wall and I can see the cows and they can see me! My room leaked very badly when it rained with a separate toilet nearby. The toilet barely worked and rarely flushed and had snakes in the toilet or behind the door a few times. The manager of the place told me I can get a better room that does not leak if I raise funds to build more rooms. I was barely getting enough to eat let alone raise funds for buildings. This was back in 1988 till around 1992 I lived in the small room in Gaden Shartse Monastery. I was having such a difficult time finding sponsorship, I could not at that time. But even still I was grateful to be in Gaden and always miss it. This room has since been renovated and fixed up. It has alot of memories for me. Spiritual memories. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
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4 weeks ago
Nice Picture! Kache Marpo in full trance offering a khata to our sacred Kechara Forest Dorje Shugden statue. When Kache Marpo flings the khata (Tibetan white offerings scarf), it really just flies to the massive statue!! Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Duo Bao Jiang Si Monastery in China. Beautiful.
1 month ago
Tsem Rinpoche's immediate previous incarnation. Kentrul Thupten Lamsang of Phari.
1 month ago
Intricate Heruka. What is nice is Marpa and Milarepa is on this. Marpa initiated Milarepa into Heruka's tantra and Milarepa practiced and became enlightened from this practice. We know the famous Milarepa but he relied on Heruka for full enlightenment.
1 month ago
Beautiful Buddha image and strong message.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
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    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    2 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
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    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
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    2 months ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    3 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    3 months ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
  • Mumu Loves Snack!
    3 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    3 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    3 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    4 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    4 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html

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48 minutes ago
Latest design and beautiful Dorje Shugden pendants available now at http://www.vajrasecrets.com Lucy Yap
3 hours ago
Altar set up for Gyabshi puja. By Puja House 4 September'15
3 hours ago
This torma were decorate by butter Flower. By Puja House 4 September'15
3 hours ago
Namgyalma, one of the three supreme Buddhas of Long Life,(the other two are White Tara and Amitayus) .
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Dorje Shugden Puja did at Puja House today for Sponsor's beloved who suffering critical illness. By Puja House 4 September'15
10 hours ago
Buddha is everywhere. Just look inside Yourself.Tsem Rinpoche.-Wee KPVH
11 hours ago
死亡是人生必經的旅程。當死亡來臨的時候,因為我們生前沒做好準備,所以就會不知所措。此時此刻家人可以為我們做的一切是非常重要的。針對此問題,尊貴的詹杜固仁波切分享了一個既實際,又有用的方法,讓我們可以為往生者做最後的善行,引導他們往善趣投生,所以這是一篇必讀的文章哦!阿尼洛桑杰舜 - Jacky KPVH
15 hours ago
Bentong Bulletin has published about Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) in Bentong as a developed and good place for leisure travel and also religious practice. There is an open day of KFR from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at every Saturday of second week of the month as notified Pastor Chia in the newspaper. Alice Tay
15 hours ago
Recently, China Press has published about Kechara Sunday Dharma Class (KSDS) to urge that the kids learning dharma since young is good for them to become patient and tolerance in their future life. Alice Tay
15 hours ago
This morning Sponsor sponsored Menlha Puja for her pet passed away 7th day. By Puja House 4 September '15
18 hours ago
The More We Share,The More We Have. Leonard Nimoy.Asyley Chia KSDS
19 hours ago
Pastor Adeline introducing Dorje Shugden to visitors in front of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen during KFR tour. Her compassion has framing serenity atmosphere around us. KwaiYee, KSDS.
19 hours ago
绿度母是集诸佛菩萨事业,功德的本尊~~ Kosa KPVH
20 hours ago
它不会道谢,不会给予任何回报,仁波切却给予最大的慈悲…… JJ KPVH
yesterday
Jacky Lee happily posing with the statue that he won during the blog chat. - vinnie
yesterday
What is really going on here? Can anyone tell? Pastor Adeline
yesterday
Kechara Oasis featured in Firefly inflight magazine September issue! Enjoy reading!Pastor Adeline
yesterday
Beautiful Tara altar in Kechara Oasis Viva Home. Do visit us soon! Pastor Adeline
yesterday
之前我常和学姐方慧萍提起Kechara,她总是说看哪天要到Kechara看看,但是 每次都凑不到时间,昨天终于来到了克切拉佛教中心。见过了Pastor Adeline 之后,Pastor Adeline带领着我们耐心介绍克切拉和禅修林,让她对克切拉修持与对佛法的了解和认识, 当她踏入大殿时她告诉我说这里环境舒适,让人有平静的感觉。由于萍姐对大自然的喜爱, Pastor邀请她参加下个月禅修林的开放日,到禅修林看看。当我们正准备离开的时候 ,她无意中看见克切拉佛法班的海报,对着我说要把她的孩子们都带来佛法班上课。我说很好啊!。 “ 分享是一种幸福,传递是一种爱 ” 今天让我充分体会到分享的快乐.Asyley Chia KSDS
yesterday
The tables are prepared at sponsor's house with serkim. Ready to do Dorje Shugden puja. By Puja House 3 September'15
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A big Dukkar puja is performed this morning for Sponsor who are ill. By Puja House 3 September'15
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A big Dorje Shugden puja was performed by puja team this afternoon for Sponsor. By Puja House 3 September'15
yesterday
點燃一盞心燈,綻放心中的覺醒。KwaiYee, KSDS.
yesterday
Altar set up for Namgyal Tsechog puja. By Puja House 3 September'15
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Namgyal Tsechog was conducted in Puja House today. This puja is mainly for Sponsor to bless with health and long life. By Puja House 3 September'15

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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