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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35 Responses to Hilarious short video!!!!

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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。

  6. 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!

  7. 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…

  8. 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!!!

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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”.

  16. 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.

  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. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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!

  21. 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?

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. 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!

  30. 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?

  31. 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.

  32. 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?

  33. 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.

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    A kind reminder to all that this coming Friday/Saturday and the next one on Blog Chat we will be discussing and sharing on “Mantras-Holy Words of Power” post and video on http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=28029.

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    The Buddha teaches that every sentient being has the same potential to attain Buddhahood that he had. Before attaining enlightenment, the Buddha had many, many lives: sometimes he was a human, sometimes an animal, sometimes an insect, and so on.
    All those who have become Buddha’s started out just like us. They were not Buddhas from the beginning. They obtained a special human life, came in contact with the teachings, and seriously practiced them over a long period of time. Slowly their mental affliction and ignorance decreased and their spiritual qualities increased.
    With a great deal of effort and courage they attained enlightenment. Because all living creatures have the same potential, all of them can attain enlightenment if they meet with a proper method, have enough courage, and exert enough effort.
    Right now flies and insect have an inferior physical body and mind, so for the present they cannot produce these qualities, but they have the potential to do so someday. Shantideva advises us to ask ourselves, “since even animal can attain Buddhahood, why can’t I do it?”

    Unlike animals or other unfortunate beings, we have a wonderful opportunity to accomplish enormous things; it is easy to see this by comparing spiritual development to an arduous physical task. Our ability to complete the task is severely compromised if we have to do every part of it by hand. If we have the right machines, the work will be accomplished easily. Similarly, in samsara the human life we now have is best equipped for accomplishing our ultimate goals. Human have the intelligence to understand the benefits and disadvantages of virtue and non-virtue, to deduce from present circumstances what type of causes we created in the past, and infer from our present actions what will happen in the future. With this kind of mental aptitude, of course we can attain enlightenment if we persevere with courage. We should encourage ourselves with this type of praise. Shantideva summarizes this reasoning as follows:

    I should not be indolent,
    Saying, “How can I attain Buddhahood?”
    Because the Buddha who says what is true
    Has spoken this truth:

    “even flies, bees, mosquitoes,
    And other types of insects
    Can attain the highest enlightenment so difficult to attain
    If they exert powerful effort.”

    Someone like me, born as a human,
    Is able to distinguish benefit from harm.
    Why couldn’t I attain enlightenment
    If I don’t give up the Bodhisatva practice?

    Extracted from: Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo, Volume 3: The Way of the Boddhisatva, Page 439
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    Guess what happened to Justin Cheah? Read here and don’t wait another minute:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53437
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 09:43 PM)
    The highest achievements are usually done alone.~Tsem Rinpoche (Sometimes the further you move up and achieve, the less people will be around or unable to keep up. Some cannot understand, accept or wish to do more and they can drop off. Some may wish you well but cannot keep up anyways. The higher your goals, the less most are able to understand or envision. Some may be even against you. But what is important is you stay focused and consistent. After all big achievements are done by only a few and not the majority. Highest achievements are usually done alone or with a very few. Stamina, vision, consistency, focus, care, responsibility and sometimes even a sense of compassion is necessary to achieve anything big. Giving up gets us nowhere, so continuing is a good option. When you make it, some will come back, many will join and the naysayers regret and wished they had stayed. Tsem Rinpoche)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 12:07 PM)
    Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche

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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 12:05 PM)
    “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.” ~ Maya Angelou

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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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Beautiful. Please share with other spiritual friends. 
3 days ago
This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time! I laughed till I teared..please watch: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53930
6 days ago
Wait till you see the pictures this photographer caught in portraits in order to evoke some feelings in us: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53879
6 days ago
Guess what we did on Mt Rinjani? See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53342
6 days ago
Modern Buddhist Fellowship members joining in celebrations in Kechara.  October 24, 2014
6 days ago
This is a Cockatoo named Boy. He was in a small cage alone most of the time for 22 years. The owner finally relented and let us rescue Boy and be put in a large huge outdoor aviary with friends and fresh air. He came to us on October 24, 2014. 
6 days ago
October 24, 2014-Pastor Shin giving a talk in Kechara House. 
7 days ago
October 24, 2014-Was presented with lots of flowers today. How kind. Tsem Rinpoche 
7 days ago
Mark Twain once said, “Of all the creatures ever made Man is the most detestable. He’s the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.” ~ From Earthlings, http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html
1 week ago
The highest achievements are usually done alone.~Tsem Rinpoche (Sometimes the further you move up and achieve, the less people will be around or unable to keep up. Some cannot understand, accept or wish to do more and they can drop off. Some may wish you well but cannot keep up anyways. The higher your goals, the less most are able to understand or envision. Some may be even against you. But what is important is you stay focused and consistent. After all big achievements are done by only a few and not the majority. Highest achievements are usually done alone or with a very few. Stamina, vision, consistency, focus, care, responsibility and sometimes even a sense of compassion is necessary to achieve anything big. Giving up gets us nowhere, so continuing is a good option. When you make it, some will come back, many will join and the naysayers regret and wished they had stayed. Tsem Rinpoche)
1 week ago
Since I was a young boy I wished to live in this type of environment. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
This is my dream home, dream location and a place where I would spiritually grow. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
"I like doing things that are going to last longer than a minute in the world."~ Christy Turlington
1 week ago
Click on this picture to enlarge and tell me what they are doing? Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest." ~ Maya Angelou
4 weeks ago
Mother gorilla's heart- A child fell into the gorilla cage. She broke her arms and legs and she was unconcious. A male gorilla came and tried to hurt her. Luckily, a female gorilla rescued her by chasing other gorillas away not to hurt her. This is an instinct of mother animals that take care of their babies. The mother gorilla climbed the 57 ft wall and took the girl to the zoo officer. The girl was sent to hospital and the doctor cured her. Thanks to mother gorilla's kind heart. -From FB (Please always be kind to animal. Never hurt them, kill them or eat them. Tsem Rinpoche)
4 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-Karen said there were even people in the Gifts Department of Kechara participating in Blog Chat today. Wonderful to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-William, Pastor David, Pastor Jean Ai and Jean Mei preparing for blog chat. Nice people here!
4 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-In Kechara Forest Retreat, the room is filled with Kecharians on the blog chat right now. According to Pastor Adeline who sent the photo, the whole room is buzzing with blurping sounds from blog chat!! LOL. I like this when people learn the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
I've been friends with Dato' Ruby for nearly 20 years. When I asked her to head the Kechara Soup Kitchen she immediately agreed and put all her energy into making it successful. Many are benefitted by this. Kechara is committed to continuing to benefit others. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent, so don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
LOL. This guy is cute!
4 weeks ago
Please sign this petition. It will take five minutes to make a difference. Tsem Rinpoche https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=31967&ea.tracking.id=facebook
4 weeks ago
When this female named Dorothy died of heart failure, all the chimpanzee family came out of the forest to say good bye..... the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence, reported staff at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Centre. If you know chimpanzees, then you know that they are not usually silent beings. I think it’s beautiful how many of the chimps are touching each others’ shoulders.~from Butterbin
4 weeks ago
Praise to the Lady Buddha who eliminates all source of suffering. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
This is a cool snapshot! I love the paranormal mysteries. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Our Kechara's Dato' Ruby is on this month's cover of prestige magazine for her work in our Soup Kitchen. Congratulations to a kind lady and my good friend. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Is it time to worry? You tell me. See what I'm talking about please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53452
4 weeks ago
How nice that Caryl Dumaine Lamont Munson reminds us that although the contest is over, the goal of the contest is still to be achieved. See what he is talking about: Win A Manjushri: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496 Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Once in a while we step through something magical that gives us hope and we continue on. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
1 month ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
1 month ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
1 month ago
These two bright young people arrived in Los Angeles today to visit and help. They are very sincere and caring people. Glad to see them. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
If you want to read about compassion, strength, wisdom and fortitude, get this special edition of Essence. I did. Wonderful and a lot to learn from this lady of wisdom Ms. Maya Angelou. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The other day I mentioned to my US team that it would be nice to have a oversized Monoply set to play with everyone for good clean relaxation sometimes. Guess what? Pastor Moh Mei secretly got us a set!! How thoughtful and sweet. Thank you very much. I appreciate it very much. Especially the thought. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang
1 month ago
His Holiness the current Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Who is very learned and spends much time in deep meditational retreats. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche said that Pabongka Rinpoche has merged and became one with Heruka-Chakrasamvara already and those who see fault in Pabongka Rinpoche do not have merits. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I gave a special talk on equanimity, I am sure it will help you to understand this subject better: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=42419
1 month ago
Every week we have blog chat, this is Kecharians in E-division preparing for the blog chats. Nice to see this. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
When I see this, I primarily think of my guru and dharma friends immediately. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Beautiful people bring happiness to others. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Don't break another person's heart, it's hard to mend. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I have just finished doing 50+ tweets on mind, Buddhism, spirituality, acceptance, love, entanglements, thoughts and inner battles. Do enjoy reading them and sharing them. It might help someone I humbly hope. I do so every few days to share about wisdom, kechara and our spiritual journey. If it can reach people and benefit them, why not. Our lives and being alive is totally about benefitting others. That is the purpose of breathing and being human... Tsem Rinpoche Do follow me on tweets: http://www.twitter.com/tsemtulku
1 month ago
I would love to live in the Mt. Shasta area of Northern California. It has been recognized by the Native American Indian people to be a spiritually charged area. It has a power vortex under the ground in that area that energizes the place to be very blessed for spiritual practice, meditation and contemplations. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Dear Andree Duckworth, Thank you very much for your feedback on our Kechara Pastors. They work very hard, they have great knowledge and very patient. I started the program so people who wish to bring dharma to others can have a lay life as well as a spiritual life recognized by others. Halfway to monk/nun-hood without being ordained. So naming them Pastors and having basic lay vows is good and it helps the public in Malaysia to identify with them easily. It worked out very much. I hope you will let them know you are benefitted by their hardwork. They will appreciate it very much as I do. Tsem R
1 month ago
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    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
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  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    2 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    2 months ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
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  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
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    Dog with a heart of Gold
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
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  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
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    6 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    8 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    8 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
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  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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Now Buddhas are not stuck or blocked in on just a physical emanation or just one way of emanating to benefit beings. Because they have an enlightened mind based on altruism, and they have skillful means, that skillful means can manifest based in body, sound, sight. So therefore when the three countless aeons of virtue of a Buddha manifest in sound, it is called mantras. Mantras are the sound emanation of a Buddha’s three aeons of ethical conduct, virtue, practices, asceticism. ~‪#‎Mantras‬-Holy Words of Power http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=28029 Our topic for our next blog chat sharing for the next two weeks: USA Fridays Oct 31st & Nov 7th @ 8pm PST and M'sia Saturdays Nov 1st & Nov 8th @ 11am GMT+8 ~Joy
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30 Oct, Thursday. Beautiful offering for Setrap puja. By Puja House
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~Exciting information on Tsongkapa!~ #3B Name me 10 things Tsongkapa and Arya Nagarjuna have in common?~Tsem Rinpoche Similarities between Ary Nagarjuna & Lord Tsongkapa: 6. Both had thousands of disciples and many erudite masters arose from studying with them. 7. Both ordained many into monkhood as they found this to be perfect in practicing. 8. Both believed in not revealing tantra practice to the general public. 9. Both studied emptiness/practiced emptiness and wrote extensively on it in order to clear the doubts for many practitioners. Because of their extensive teachings and writing on emptiness, many were liberated from rebirth. 10. Both attained full enlightenment within their lifetime. Tsongkapa in bardo. Same.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/exciting-information-on-tsongkapa.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Exciting information on Tsongkapa!~ #3A Name me 10 things Tsongkapa and Arya Nagarjuna have in common?~Tsem Rinpoche Similarities between Ary Nagarjuna & Lord Tsongkapa: 1. Both predicted by Lord Buddha. 2. Both gained high attainments via Guhyasamaja’s incredible tantric path. 3. Both were the highest scholars in their land during their lifetime. 4. Both conformed to the monastic system of discipline and practice (vinaya-holding pure monk vows) 5. Both only accepted a practice after vigorous debate, analysis and self-practice. ~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/exciting-information-on-tsongkapa.html From: June T'ang (Khjb)
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~Exciting information on Tsongkapa!~ #2 What Monastery did Tsongkapa enter first and at what age?~Tsem Rinpoche At the age of seven, Tsongkhapa received novice vows from Chojey Dondrub-rinchen and the ordination name Lozang-dragpa. He continued to study in Amdo with this lama until he was sixteen, at which time he went to U-tsang (dBus-gtsang, Central Tibet) to study further.~Joy http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/exciting-information-on-tsongkapa.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
~Exciting information on Tsongkapa!~ #1 Dear everyone, What part of Tibet was Tsongkapa from? What place exactly was he born?~Tsem Rinpoche Tsongkhapa was from a place called Tsongkha in East Tibet.~Pastor Seng Piow It is near Kumbum Monastery, so in today’s world, the place is near Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province in China.~Pastor Seng Piow http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/exciting-information-on-tsongkapa.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
Dear all, Kechara House (JB) will start our Second Tsongkhapa Retreat of 2014 on this Wednesday 29-10-2014 (8:30pm-10:30pm). All are welcome to join us in this retreat to invoke Tsongkhapa's blessings! Kechara (JB) address: No:62,Jalan Nakhoda 7,Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai, Johor Bahru. Please contact for more information: - Alan Chan ( 0127780882 ) Grace Leu ( 0177189973 ) June Tang ( 0127625933 ) Casteven Lim ( 01110877878 ) From: June Tang (Khjb)
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We need material items, not for the false security they give us but as the tool they can be to further the goals of others and one’s own spiritual progress.~TSEM RINPOCHE From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Be aware that your time will be up soon. It’s important to do something useful for others in your life so that you will never end up bitter.~TSEM RINPOCHE From: June Tang (Khjb)
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When we are faced with difficulties, don't harden up. Remain pliant~#tsemtulku_PB
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