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??


Tsem Rinpoche



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.

Tsem Rinpoche


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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.


  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!

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  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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  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Oct 6. 2015 01:23 PM
    In the tantras such as Tara, White Tara, Vajrapani, Manjushri, Saraswati, Tsongkapa, Dukkar, Avalokitesvara, Oserchenma, Maitreya, etc, it is highly recommended you do not eat meat/eggs when you engage in their sadhanas, practice, retreats. When you do Tara Pujas (Drolchok), you are suppose to avoid meat or you shouldn’t engage in the pujas. In the Monastery, countless times we have to do Tara puja or engage monks to do for us, they have to avoid meat before coming..it was strict. If you are doing Naga pujas, you have to avoid meat and it is a must. There are many types of beneficial naga pujas such as Lutor, Lusang, etc that you avoid meat totally. There’s a very powerful Naga vase (Lubum), which my guru made and I have one for years now, and it is specifically for generating wealth for dharma activities. If you keep this vase, make proper offerings, then with the motivation of dharma, your financial resources will increase to fund the dharma works. 10 years ago, when I was literally down to a few dollars and struggled financially very badly, I called my Guru for divination, he said to get a Naga vase and then with some time it will be ok. He taught me how to make offerings and what to offer and not offer and one big no-no is meat. He said avoid meat…or in my thinking no wealth…LOL. Well I didn’t offer meat, after that yearly I can see growth in Kechara.So no meat in this case was worth it for growth to benefit others.

  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Oct 6. 2015 01:22 PM
    When we are highly, extremely attained, eating meat, ‘breaking’ vows, taking up consorts, etc etc would not incur negative karma since our mind has attained emptiness and not returning to samsara,and hence our actions have no contaminated motivation both subtle and gross and until then, we have to be careful of any actions we do. This is my thoughts. I do not mean to offend or hurt, but I sincerely feel it is more compassionate to not eat meat in the 21st century and for 21st Century Buddhism/Buddhists. What good karma do we gain from eating meat? How does it benefit animals if we murder them and then eat them. Go on the youtube and see how they are butchered. There are hundreds of videos. It is a real lesson and a real dharma practice to wish to not be a part of it. I wish my prayers that all animals will not be hurt and tortured as well as all six realms beings always. Om Mani Peme Hung…

  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Oct 6. 2015 01:21 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche’s New Idea – (Offering Gold to Vajra Yogini in KFR)
    Making offerings to the Buddhas are acts of generosity and therefore highly meritorious. Tsem Rinpoche is perpetually looking for new, innovative and creative ways for Kecharians, visitors and guests to Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) to collect merits. And earlier today (Thursday, 1 October 2015), Rinpoche conceptualized another exciting and powerful way for people to make offerings and accrue merits that is: Offering gold on to the body of a Vajra Yogini statue (the gold refers to real gold in tablet form that will be melted and applied on the statue).

    In principle it is similar to how the Thais offer gold leaf on their Buddha statues, except in this case it is 100% gold applied to the face and body of a new Vajra Yogini statue in liquid form.

    The following are salient points that Rinpoche thought of and articulated. These are not yet final or comprehensive, and Rinpoche may add to the points or amend them.

  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Oct 6. 2015 01:19 PM


  • Pastor Adeline
    Tuesday, Oct 6. 2015 01:19 PM



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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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18 hours ago
Lord Tsongkhapa's holy retreat house in Tibet. Huge pilgrimage spot.
18 hours ago
Lama Tsongkhapa footprint as a child
18 hours ago
Kedrub Je's personal statue of Yamantaka
18 hours ago
Prince Siddhartha with his maternal aunt Queen Mahaprajapati Gotami
18 hours ago
Lama Tsongkhapa assigned Khedrub je to carved this Chenrezig but he was unable to complete (only half) the rest formed itself to completion. Very blessed.
19 hours ago
Cinca-Manavika making a false accusation against the Buddha. She saw imperfections in the Buddha due to her karma and in anger accused Buddha. 
2 days ago
I was thrilled to find this as it says the same thing according to tantra- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=78160
5 days ago
Thank you for this picture
5 days ago
This is a beautiful and unusual thangka.
1 week ago
The Goddess Kandarohi of the Vajra Yogini tantra. She is invoked to expel negative interferences. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal Pelsango. This picture of this very holy lama taken yesterday September 27, 2015. His Holiness is very well. I thank our good karma for this and grateful to see His picture. May we all become like His Holiness Gaden Trisur who is accomplished in his mind. My prostrations to this great lineage master who has commitment, samaya to His guru and who is Lord Tsongkapa's representative on earth, Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Making long life offerings to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche who is one with Heruka Chakrasamvara.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Buddha and Jesus are best buddies and going out on the town to save some souls. Sure wish the followers can be just as open and liberal. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Beautiful mural painting of H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is something interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=75096
3 weeks ago
You don't want to miss out what this incredible lady Magadha Sangmo (须摩提女) did that benefitted so many during Buddha's time: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69946
3 weeks ago
You have to see this as it's super cute and brightens your day: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4556 --------- Being creative is an expression of helping others to understand something by various unconventional means.~Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Do you know what this flag represents and the meaning behind it: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=74486
3 weeks ago
Such wonderful and hardworking people of Kechara! I respect them alot. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
His Excellency the YDP of Bentong gracing Kechara Forest Retreat today! He is taking a picture with our hardworking Kechara Forest Retreat team. They are the team that build, maintain and expand our plans in Kechara Forest Retreat. All future buildings and many exciting new plans will be made manifested by this group of beautiful people of Kechara Forest Retreat. (From Left to right: Ms Phng Li kheng, Pastor Chia Song Peng, Pastor Henry, His Excellency the YDP, Mr Nicholas Yu, Ms. Pammie Yap, Ms. Julia Tan and Mr Khoo. I am so proud of our team and I humbly thank the YDP for visiting us from his very busy schedule. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Parnashavari-Special healing goddess for contagious diseases. I want a 9ft statue of Her on Kechara Forest Retreat's land...very beneficial.
3 weeks ago
Sacred Vajra Yogini with the root and lineage guru on top and Her entourage surrounding Her.
4 weeks ago
Mongolian rare statue of White Heruka
4 weeks ago
11th Century Nepalese Manjushri
4 weeks ago
Beautiful ancient carving of Manjushri.
4 weeks ago
A sacred Manjushri made during the Kangxi period of China.
4 weeks ago
You are going to be amazed at these beautiful pictures! Guess what arrived on Kechara Forest Retreat's pond? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=74057
4 weeks ago
This is so beautiful. Our Kecharians do deserve to read this and feel good. They are hard working. Thank you so much.
1 month ago
You'll have to watch Kechara's version. Camp, funny and really 'good' acting---Some things are just TOO FUNNY to see once! See this- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53930
1 month 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.
1 month ago
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!
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
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.
1 month 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.
1 month ago
This stunning Hayagriva thangka is in my aunt's shrine
1 month ago
Stunning Protector Brahmarupa
1 month ago
Protector Brahmarupa
1 month ago
Interesting background on Protector Brahmarupa
1 month ago
The Goddess Trokner Jenma or Bhrikuti...Very nice
1 month 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.
1 month 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 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche drew this Buddha.
2 months ago
Four wonderful people at a very holy and sacred location making pilgrimage. Many dakinis were sighted in this area.
2 months 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 months ago
Congratulations to Kyabje Zawa Rinpoche in Canada! See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=73108
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    2 weeks ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    4 weeks ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    1 month ago
    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
    2 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    2 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    2 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
  • Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    3 months ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    4 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!!!
    4 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!
    4 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    5 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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    5 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
    5 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue


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1 hour ago
My nephew, Gaden is follow us and practice saddhana at home.He chant Mitsegma and DS mantra. So grateful to see young kids start dharma.
9 hours ago
Team Dupont helping to pack food from the kitchen this afternoon. Thank you very much everyone for being a great help! Justin@KSK
10 hours ago
Dorje Shugden puja is highly demanded by most sponsors. By Puja House 7 October'15
10 hours ago
Drolchok Puja conducted for Sponsor's kid to clear their obstacles. By Puja House 7 October'15
10 hours ago
Medicine Buddha puja did for Sponsor's beloved to heal fast. By Puja House 7 October'15
10 hours ago
Puja Team prepared for Tonite Lamrim recitation. By Puja House 7 October'15
10 hours ago
This afternoon puja Team did some cleaning at Kechara. From Kc Lounge library to Pastor office, and Gallery. By Puja House , 7 October'15
12 hours ago
Dharma classes 2016 now open for registration at Kechara House . For more details call Frontdesk 03 7803 3908. Lucy Yap
Dzambala puja conducted for Sponsor to overcome his financial difficulty. By Puja House 6 October'15
Focus fully on 108 bowls of water offering for White Tara puja . By Puja House 6 October '15
Druchuma puja did today for Sponsor to have harmony in the company. By Puja House 6 October'15
A Sponsor sponsored a year Medicine Buddha puja for her mother to stay healthy. By Puja House 6 October'15
Don't make laziness your comfort zone because it is really your enemy.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
~5 Unexpected Women Who Became Buddhist Nuns~ Hollywood socialite. Miss India finalist. Bollywood actress. Not the typical titles associated to women who would aspire to become Buddhist nuns. But then again, how set in stone are labels? The first Buddhist nun in history was named "Pajapati" at birth, meaning "leader of a great assembly". She became the ...~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/5-unexpected-women-who-became-buddhist-nuns.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
~10,000 Nuns here!~ E = MC2 Enlightenment equals Motivation times the presence of Consciousness squared. Whenever my motivation starts to flag, I remember the nuns of Yarchen Monastery. Their compound (in the shape of a giant bodhi leaf) sits on a peninsula in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of ...~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10ooo-nuns-here.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
~The Mind and Lama Tsongkhapa~ I gave a Dharma talk to a few of my students in my residence a while ago and thought I'll share this on my blog for everyone to listen. In this Dharma talk, I shared a little about the vastness of our mind, how our mind shapes our present condition and how it’s interlinked with our spiritual practice. ..~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
Gyenze Retreat in progress at Kechara (JB). Gyenze helps us overcome our karma of miserliness and bless us to gain spiritual prosperity. From: June Tang (Khjb)
I sincerely thank the Pastors of Kechara and attendees for doing this special blessing ceremony at our newly installed Manjushri in Kechara Forest Retreat. I know the Pastors have trained well and the pujas they perform are from the pure Gaden tradition. I rejoice from the depths of my heart to see this and many pictures of their actitivities.. I am proud of my Pastors. I send them my prayers for the Buddhas to always bless them as they do pujas to bless many others daily. Dear Pastors, go all the way and benefit people with love in your hearts, no judgement and complete fearlessness continuously. A life of service to others is a life of the best service to ourselves. Thank you for carrying on the lineage. ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
Lama Tsongkhapa retreats every three months consistently will heal the mind of pains and emotional scars. One should engage in retreats always.~ Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
We are truly lucky Dorje Shugden gave us Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). We must honor his giving by developing KFR & simultaneously practice mind training to be better & better person. It's not hard to build KFR if we focus and commit. While building KFR we also develop the inner tools to tame our minds and we achieve both. A beautiful centre to benefit the masses and a beautiful mind within us to bring us happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
“ 有所為,無所畏 “ 每個人終究只能為自己的人生負責,現在就走出別人的嘴,活出自己的人生! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dear-dalai-lama-with-folded-hands.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
“OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA“ 祈愿多杰雄登的禁令能够即刻解除 ,让更多的众生能够修持祂的法门和得到祂的加持和庇佑。 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dear-dalai-lama-with-folded-hands.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
~如何设立藏式佛坛~ https://youtu.be/WQNnPjBY6Sw 佛坛对佛教修持者而言具有好几重意义。首先,它是能辅助观想,启发修持者记得诸佛的特质,并逐渐放下世俗的执着。佛坛也是一个资粮田,让修持者能透过清洁和供养佛坛而累积大量功德。这个视频乃根据西藏佛教传统,向大家介绍设置各种简单至复杂佛坛的方法。 ~ 詹杜固仁波切 From: June Tang (Khjb)
~如何开始多杰雄登修持~ https://youtu.be/sOlEM_mYfNM 这个简短的日常课诵,能让您获得多杰雄登法门带来的好处。此视频以尊贵的詹杜固仁波切根据传统资料所编撰的短轨为蓝本,为您介绍如何展开宗喀巴大师和多杰雄登综合法门的修持法,适合未接受灌顶者修持。这个法门能带给大家智慧、丰裕、庇佑、和平和满愿的神圣加持。~詹杜固仁波切 From: June Tang (Khjb)





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