Lilica is Amazing!!!

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Dear friends,

One of my students just shared with me this incredible story about Lilica. You must read it!

Lilica is a stray dog in Brazil who was abandoned as a puppy at a junkyard. The owner of the junkyard, although was very poor herself, decided to care for Lilica along with the many other dogs and various animals in the junkyard. How kind!

About 3 years ago, Lilica started scavenging for food after she gave birth to her first litter of 8 puppies. Upon a random chance, she met up with a very kind teacher, Lucia, who fed her some food from a plastic bag. Lucia realized that she would eat some of the food, and then carry the bag away with her… Lilica did this every single time she was given food…

After realizing Lilica’s pattern, Lucia decided to tie the plastic bag after Lilica ate… and from there, a pattern started.

Every night, for the past 3 years, Lucia would bring a bag of food to an empty lot and wait for Lucia. Lilica would walk four miles to the empty lot, eat a little food, wait for Lucia to tie the bag, and then walk four miles back to bring food for her puppies. What’s even more amazing is that even when her puppies got adopted, she still did the same thing for the other animals in the junkyard!

I have heard about many loyal dogs who would wait for their owners to return, dogs who have saved the lives of other human beings, and even dogs who have saved the lives of other dogs! Lilica’s story is just another example of how selfless, caring and compassionate animals are. I am so touched to hear of this news.

Please do watch the video of Lilica and share it with all your friends. It would certainly put a smile on their faces!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Selfless dog makes nightly trip to fetch food for her family

 

A dog named Lilica has a special devotion and sense of duty to her family. She provides for her extended family by venturing two miles away each night to pick up food specially prepared for her and the other animals in her family, so that they have food to eat. This smart and loyal dog has been sharing her food with her family every night for three years.

Lilica lives in a junkyard in São Carlos, Brazil. She lives on the site with another dog, a cat, chickens and a mule, along with Neile Vania Antonio, who found Lilica abandoned as a puppy and took her in.

 

 

Every night the dog makes her way to the home of Professor Lucia Helena de Souza. She travels miles along a busy highway road to meet with Lucia. Lucia, who takes care of 13 stray dogs and 30 cats, has developed a special routine with the dog. Lucia prepares food and puts it in a bag for Lilica and then meets her every night at 9:30 pm. Lilica eats some of the meal and then carries the bag back to the junkyard to feed the other animals.

 

 

Lucia said, “I realized that she ate and then stared at what was in the bag.” A neighbor pointed out Lucia that maybe Lilica wanted to take the rest of the food with her. “Then we tied it up and took the bag and gave it to Lilica. From that day on we do it,” said Lucia.

 

 Lucia (left) with Lilica and Neile (right)

 

Lilica gently picks up the bag and travels back home to deliver the much appreciated dinner. Neile said that Lilica has been making her nightly meal delivery for three years. She said that Lilica is a special dog. “People don’t do that. Some people hide and do not want to share what they have with others. She did not, Lilica is an exceptional animal.”

 

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44 Responses to Lilica is Amazing!!!

  1. Adrian Cho on Jun 8, 2013 at 7:04 am

    This is really a very wonderful and touching story about this dog. Really inspired me that always care for the family first.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this nice post to us.

  2. MartinC on Jun 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Lilica has such a beautiful character and also generous. Is it amazing that a being that so many would regard as just an animal, would have the presence of mind to think of others and a heart big enough to share its food and even went to some considerable effort to care for others. There is more than enough humanity, compassion and intelligence in this dog alone for people to rethink their concept of animals.

    And its so true, human beings hide and hoard what we have and feel reluctant to share. All around we see people who are well to do yet feel poor and having the mind that they cannot afford to help others. Often we see more value in things than in the wellbeing of others. Lilica obviously values the wellbeing of others and feels no need to hide and “save” things for herself. And because of that there are those who make sure that she doesn’t starve.

    The people in Lilica’s life are also so kind. Lucia especially doesn’t give left-overs but even cooks for a “stray dog” and delivers the food to her. I was very touched to see Lucia sitting in wait for Lilica and being so soft and full of care, even telling for Lilica to be careful on the highway. Such incredible beings.

  3. sarahyap on Jun 9, 2013 at 2:18 am

    What an amazing story… This is one of the many proof that animals have feelings and we should never ever hurt them in any way. They too feel love, scared, etc… but just because the do not have a voice, animals are often abused. It is even the same for people… those that are less educated and sub servant to another, some will find themselves being abused etc.

    Well, it really is a touching story. I like how lilica will bring home food for the other animals… and also how the teacher, for the last few years have never failed to provide food for this little dog and her ‘secret’ friends hehe.

  4. Low KHJB on Jun 9, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.This story is so touching.It brings tears to the eyes just thinking of it.Such a compassionate being.I transcend all level as she take care for all that she is acquainted with compassion and dedication without a doubt.
    In society today even the children of kind would think twice to support their own parents when they grow old ,do not even consider their neighbours.
    We really need to look deep into our self to understand human nature if not learn from a stray dog that have yet the opportunity to learn Dharma.
    Lilica really walk the talk and it is 4 dangerous miles every night without fail and without any agenda !.A track record which most human find it difficult to up keep for a lot of reasons.

  5. Lim Han Nee on Jun 9, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Caring dog Lilica, meets a lovely caring lady, Nellie, owner of a junk yard.Despite being poor herself, Nellie gives Lilica a home. Next, Lilica, in search of food , meets another lovely caring lady, Professor Julia. Julia starts to give her food in a plastic bag, and realizes that Lilica would eat only a portion of the food, and take the rest back with her. So Julia establishes a pattern of giving her food every night in a plastic bag and watches her eat a portion and take the rest back with her.

    For the last three years, Lilica has been going miles back and forth, taking the food back with her to feed her litter of puppies and the other animals in the junkyard.Even after all he litter had been adopted, she continued to bring back the rest of the food, given by Julia, for the other animals(her extended family.

    Nellie is right. Lilica is a rare and exceptional dog. Even humans don’t show such care for others, such a readiness to share. Lilica is fortunate to have met two caring people, who helped foster her ‘spirit of caring and giving’.

  6. AdelineTan on Jun 10, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Lilica is truly an amazing dog! Even an animal can be so caring and generous to other beings, her kindness and selflessness can be better than some of the human beings so to speak.She risks her life in search of food and fortunately met a kind lady name Lucia who will bring food and wait for her every night at the same sport, after eating a portion of the food, Lilica will bring the remaining food in the plastic bag and walk 4 miles back to her home for other dogs, cat and chickens to eat,so thoughtful and kind of Lilica. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a inspiring story.

  7. edward ooi on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I feel like crying right now because Lilica’s story is too amazing and besides this is not something we see everyday. About 2 months ago, I’ve seen a video clip in youtube. It’s about a single mother that doesn’t even care for her own baby son. The mother is so irresponsible that she would keep the son is a pram in a room with the windows completely covered with black curtains, bring him down to the living room for feeding every 2 days and bath him once every 1 to 2 weeks in the dirtiest toilet I’ve ever seen in my life. I wish Lilica’s story will spread far and wide over the world and teach them to be humble to every sentient beings.

  8. Pastor Yek Yee on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Lilica really like a big baby, I think he quite intelligence. He really show it’s care and love to his owner. I feel guilty because if I cannot take care of people around us very well. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing us this nice post to us. And also remind us always be a good and well behavior person.

    • t on Jun 23, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Amazing, I am ashame of my selfishness as compared to this dog, so caring and concern for others.

  9. Sharon Saw on Jun 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Human beings tend to look down on animals and think that we are superior, but here is a story of a dog who is far superior to many human beings who are inherently selfish and will even keep food just so others cannot have it. I have heard of a very wealthy family who insists on throwing away food from the table just so their cook and maids cannot eat it because they feel it is too good for them. How sick is that. This is a wonderful story which celebrates the generosity of the dog as well as the kindness of Lucia and Nellie to prepare food for Lilica. Thank you for sharing it.

  10. HelenaC on Jun 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Its amazing, lovely and touching story of Lilica!! She is so human like!! Some human cant even love their parents and siblings! May she always be blessed by the 3 Jewels :)

  11. Darren Kechara Paradise on Jun 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Incredible and inspiring story! Thank you so much for sharing Rinpoche. It really make up my day! :)

  12. June Tang(Khjb) on Jun 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post. Lilica is very kind and selfless ,she is a true living example!! she remind me that even animals understand the selfless, care and help to others, what about human!! No reason for us not to do so!! Be kind to animals,they need care and love too!!

  13. KH Ng on Jun 10, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Again, we are reminded of the compassion and loving kindness of animals and sorry to say many human do not show this kind of values. Perhaps we live in a “society” with its negative values of selfishness. Perhaps its the degenerate times.

    Its good and very inspiring to see this and should remind us of our Buddha Nature that we can all have compassion and selflessness.

    Thank You Rinpoche.

  14. Jill Yam on Jun 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

    What an amazing dog! Even dogs know how to feed her family and the others as well. Dogs have much more feelings than some human beings.
    Maybe they can learn some compassion from dogs? If only we can practice kindness and generosity and sharing like Lilica!

  15. Lim Tat Ming on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:08 am

    It will touch anyone’s heart seeing the selfless act of Lilica. How many would travel miles, risk her own’s life, day after day for 3 years and still persisting to bring food to others? Lilica is a true bodhisattva! She cares not only for her own family but also for other animals living together with her. Her commitment to benefit others will put many of us humans to shame!

    Not forgeting the kind and compassionate Professor Lucia Helena de Souza who are as committed as Lilica and Neile Vania Antonio who had adopted Lilica.

    When all sentient beings live in harmony and help each other as demonstrated by Lilica, Lucia and Neile, the World becomes a better place to live in.

  16. Cynthia Ng on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

    感谢仁波切的分享! Lilica是一只特别的狗。它的行动说明了它无私的付出,为了身边的狗狗不论是不是自己的孩子,LiLiCa还是风雨不改的为它们寻找温饱。

    LiLiCa的行为值得让我们深思! 我们应该更要为动物献出慈悲心以及关爱,这也是仁波切一直以来的教导。

  17. Louise Lee on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

    母爱是伟大的。 Lilica 是一只充满了爱、无法忍受身边的同伴受到饥饿与痛苦!可以 3 年里不间断的跑那么远的路收集食物与朋友分享,真的是一件不容易的事! 

    所以仁波切不停的劝告大家无论做什么东西都不许要不间断的, 不可以一时之兴就做,不爽了,就把责任丢给别人。 这是不对的行为。 大家试想看,如果有一天 Lilica 生病了, 没有去收食物,那么可能那一天, 很多的小动物就会饿肚子了!

    克切拉香积厨
    每逢星期六到吉隆坡市区分派食物,的食物分发量平均为每周800包。这些用来提供给无家可归者的食物,皆属回教徒可食用之清真食物,包括饼干、零食、饮用水、水果和热食。目前所分发的食物总量,已经是香积厨刚成立时的两倍…

  18. Erickksiow on Jun 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Even an animal know how to care and share with others, very interesting story. Thank You Rinpoche for sharing the story to us. .

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  19. tenzin llhamo on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    People always think that animals are meant to be eaten. Look at this story and many others about animals. How much they can think and show feelings too. They are just like us in many ways, just that they cant talk and express their feelings. I am sure that there are many more smart and loving animals out there. I hope that we can have more stories like this educate the public of how animals should be loved instead of being eaten. I feel that animals are much better than humans some time. Much more less complicated…

  20. grace (KHJB) on Jun 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Amazing Lilica. She really show herself to be nice to other even if she only a dog. This is not a 1 day story, it have been carry on for past 3 year.It really touch my heart.

  21. beatrix ooi on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    This is a very touching article, Lilica is very kind and generous! She would risk her own life and travel miles just to bring back the food to her pups and even friends, she is so human-like! She is truly a ‘wonder woman’. I’m so glad that she has been well-taken care of, she deserved it!
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  22. Felix Kong on Jun 12, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    This story really touching . Lilica is very smart, love and take care with other animals . Every night Lilica walk 4 miles just to share the foods with other animals and this ” sharing ” since 3 years ago ,so wonderful .Just like Kechara Soup Kitchen(KSK) distribute food to the homeless peoples, so meaningful . Thank you Rinpoche sharing with us .

  23. Patsy on Jun 13, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    It is so beautiful and touching to see this video. Human beings think that animals are inferior but Lilica proves otherwise. She is much more superior than many human beings. Many of us have cars yet we choose to throw away the extra food that we have instead of driving that extra mile to share with others who needs it Well, Lilica, selfless acts put many humans to shame.

  24. Davin on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    This is a wonderful and touching story. Every night for about three years, Lilica travel miles away find food to feed her family. Lilica is so selfless and caring, even his puppies got adopted, she still did the same thing for the other animals. Lilica is fortunate to have met Neile and Lucia who have been very kind and caring. Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

  25. Sofi on Jun 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Wow, brought tears to my eyes. Such a generous and caring dog, who is willing to travel to far each day to bring food home for others. A dog who understand what hunger is and understand that other faces the same too. Instead of waiting for food, she takes action in going out to source for food. Puts me to shame in terms of taking more actions to care and help others.

  26. pavara on Jun 14, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Lilica is really inspiring!!!
    Lilica walks 4 miles just to feed the other dogs and animals,she does not finish all the food and still share it with the other animals.
    This dog is really compassionate to go so far just for the sake of the other animals.
    Lilica reminds me to always care about other people,sentient beings etc…..
    True enough people really hog things that they have and they are really reluctant to share or to think of others.
    This post also shows that even an animal who is not educated can do an amazing thing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post.

  27. Andrew Paisley on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Wow that’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing Rinpoche x

  28. uncle eddie on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    This dog would put many human beings to shame. Lilica’s special sense of devotion and duty to her family is truly incomparable! Each night picking up food specially prepared for her and other animals to eat, this loyal dog been sharing her food with her family and others every night for three years! What a special and exceptional animal she is! Its a rare wonder – Many thanks to Rinpoche for the sharing. Nevertheless, the kind-hearted professor Lucia Helena de Souza should also deserve commendation for compassionate actions, in taking the trouble in so nicely packing the food for the dog, Lilica for 3 long years. Such a kind hearted lady, may she be blessed always for her good virtuous deeds!

  29. lucyyap on Jun 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Lilica touched my heart and I never get tired watching her in this video.She has a beautiful face and such an incredible dog.
    Bless your beautiful heart!

  30. Sean Wang on Jun 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Lilica is indeed amazing. Beautiful on both the outside and inside. She really shows that people need to care more about their family and people should care more about others in general. People need to follow examples like these when it comes to animals being more humane than humans.

    Humans, unlike Lilica, tend to keep a lot of food for themselves rather than share food with the poor. We need to change this!

  31. Julien Roth on Jun 20, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    this is amazing! Such a loving dog! She must really love her pups.

    Dogs are so amazing and so kind. They do not deserve to be treated the way they are treated. They are loving animals that have done nothing to deserve the suffering they get. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  32. Cliff on Jun 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    “Some people hide and do not want to share what they have” many people suffer from this behaviour, it is sad to know that even a dog can show compassion and generosity that most mere humans cannot. Lilica is definitely a special dog, not only thinking of herself but for others as well, being able to live with a variety of animals and bring back food for them by walking four miles is really kind of her. I love reading stories like this, it truly helps you reflect on what kind of person you really are, she is a great example for many. Lucia is also pretty cool herself to be able to be doing this for three years is also really kind of her to do so. Thanks for sharing this video Rinpoche.

  33. Lucas Roth on Jun 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    this dog is amazing, this is real mothers love, how she would travel 4 miles to get the food and 4 miles back which is a super long distance to walk and that is really caring how she would do that. i hope Lilica always keeps her pups safe and fed

  34. Jutika Lam on Jun 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This story on Lilica is ever so touching and heartwarming!

    It is such an inspirational story to share with everyone because even though Lilica is just a dog… she goes so far to feed her litter of pups but also even after her lil pups were adopted she still did her duties to serve the animals in the junkyard.

    Even though Lilica have to walk so far through the dark and dangerous highways nothing could stop her from always bringing the food back to the Junkyard.

    It shows that if even a dog can show compassion to other animals and break boundaries wouldn’t it be easier for us humans to do so?

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very touching article.

    Love
    Jutika

  35. Albert Ratchaga on Jul 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    This video really worth spending 4 minutes of our life to watch, not only because of Lilica that is great, but also because of Lucia’s compassion towards Lilica.

    It is so true that human we often do not share good things with others, more over animal who live through their instinct. But again and again I have read about how kind, loyal animal is, how much they had save lives, etc, etc. But in the other hand, I was reading how human abuse animal, the amount crime cases increases, now to me, human are more like animal than the animals.

    Lilica is really kind and brave dog, she risk her live to go search for food for her babies and also other animals, in her mind, there is no such thing as ‘cannot’, but when the situation is like that, she just has to think of a way to find food for the young. Her action is telling us nothing is impossible, when we say we can’t do something, it is just us telling ourselves based on our past experience and our negative mind. If Lilica can travel so far and get food from a stranger, then what else we human can’t do?

    I felt really touched by the kindness and the motherly love Lilica has, she is taking the responsibilities to take care of others around her and be the leader who consistently feed them for years. What a great example Lilica is showing to others.

  36. Junior on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    This is really a very touching story.
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story.

  37. Shelly tai on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Shelly tai on 3 July at 430pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this touching story to us. It really a shame for some of us who are so call more intelligent than a dog but we does not show that kind of responsible like Lilica, some of us can abandon our own children or even our parents. When I watch this video I really feel really touch what a wonderful dog.

  38. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Lilica shows many traits that a human being should possess. And some humans do not even do those things like caring for another being, being helpful and compassionate. It points to a deeper reality that Lilica could possibly have imprints from a former human life. Like most sentient beings sometimes we can take a wrong turn and reincarnate as an animal. This is no disrespect for beings in the animal realms they have every right to be on Earth like we do, to live, exist multiply, thrive and perhaps even be happy. So to eat animals well, since we had countless lifetimes, we had countless, mothers and relationships with other beings who could be animals now. So think about it.

  39. Girlie OOI on Jul 30, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Lilica may be an animal but she has beautiful traits that sometimes humans do not possess. She cares for her “housemates” by crossing the town in search for food to share with them.

    We could learn a thing or two from her.

  40. Tong sunsun on Sep 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    好有灵性的狗狗,每天不间断的送食物给同伴。换看我们做人也未必能做到,好慈悲,做了我们的借镜。

  41. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Lilica is indeed an exceptional dog that share her bring and share the food to other animals. Lucia is kind to pack the food for Lilica to take away. This is just simply amazing incident in life that could help us to think over our actions. Bottom line, be kind and thoughtful to people around us. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this amazing post.

  42. Lucas Roth on Dec 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    animals are amazing and caring for their own and for other poeple/animals too. i love animals as they can be your best friend, but i hate when people eat them! please be vegetarian. Lilica is truly amazing. thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  43. Edward ooi on Mar 3, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I would say that Neile is very blessed with a dog that bring no worries to her instead it would take care of other animals. If I have a dog that would the same as Lilica,I would still not let her run around searching for food. Because you wouldn’t know what will happen to her one day, even though she knows how to cross the road You still wouldn’t know, some dumb people might just carelessly run over her. But I still would love a dog that would take care of each other.

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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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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 12:04 PM)
    Over 100 million ‪‎wild‬ ‪‎animals‬ are murdered for their pelts every year, 25 million in the United States alone. These animals, obtained by hunting and trapping, are kept on fur farms in conditions like these…. take a look ~ Earthlings http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=17514.

    Please join us on this week’s ‎blog‬ chat discussion on Friday 24th 8PM USA (PST) / Saturday 25th 11AM M’sia (GMT+8) to open another door for knowledge and spiritual advancements for humanity.

    “How much we can learn is a plus. We can never overlearn the dharma.” ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 11:56 AM)
    “I like doing things that are going to last longer than a minute in the world.”~ Christy Turlington (Wisdom is timeless. Tsem Rinpoche)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 11:53 AM)
    NEW! TsemRinpoche.com Navigation Video! Find out how to navigate through Rinpoche’s blog for a better browsing experience here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh_PbIYDHSg
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 18. 2014 12:15 PM)
    I really enjoyed watching the blog chat and seeing all of you learn and share. It was music for my eyes!! :) And just now, Jean Mei follow the recipe here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aunt-matza-teaches-bortsik-perisiki.html made traditional bortiks and peroshkis for us today as per my request. It came out delicious. She is really helpful and good at doing so many things. Thank you Jean Mei and she made enough for the US Ladrang team here! It’s one of my favorites from childhood.
  • Pastor David Lai
    (Saturday, Oct 18. 2014 12:09 PM)
    When your Guru Calls you… I thought I share these devotional pictures of Tsem Rinpoche standing up, bowing and folding his hands while listening to a voice message and receiving a phone call from his Guru recently. Even before receiving the phone call, Rinpoche would offer incense before hand… Read why does Rinpoche do this – http://www.davidlai.me/2014/10/17/when-your-guru-calls-you/
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Oct 18. 2014 12:01 PM)
    18 October 2014 – There are 176 users now which means many are also joining in by reading the posts. I really like the learning happening here. Wonderful. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 18. 2014 11:00 AM)
    Dear friends around the world,

    This is so wonderful that all of you are discussing dharma here on my blog chat (www.tsemrinpoche.com). I am so glad to see this every Friday on US Pacific Coast time 8PM (Malaysian timing every Saturday 11AM). For next Friday (October 24, 2014) we have something very interesting for sharing on blog chat, please learn up on “Earthlings” post and video: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=17514. How much we can learn is a plus. We can never overlearn the dharma.

    We will discuss about this beneficial read. You will learn more as you read the post and discuss here with friends. I rejoice when you learn more. It stabilizes the mind to understand our spiritual practice and the benefits. :) Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 04:19 PM)
    Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/complete-commentary-on-50-verses-of-guru-devotion.html

    We’ll be discussing this very important topic again in our upcoming blog chat session at http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/chat 11am for M’sia (GMT+8) 18th Oct, SATURDAY | 8pm for USA (PST) 17th FRIDAY. Do join us!
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 04:09 PM)
    Scroll up to keep yourself updated for our beautiful retreat land in Bentong under the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES section. There are the latest news and pictorial updates for all to keep you updated as they happen of our upcoming forest retreat project.

    The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

    For more information, please read got to the Kechara Forest Retreat official site: retreat.kechara.com.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 03:31 PM)
    15 Oct 14, 09:54 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche: I hope everyone has seen the new short videos posted on VIDEOS ON THE GO. I hope you all enjoyed them.

    From Blog Chat

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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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October 24, 2014-Pastor Shin giving a talk in Kechara House. 
2 hours ago
October 24, 2014-Was presented with lots of flowers today. How kind. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 hours 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
yesterday
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)
2 days ago
Since I was a young boy I wished to live in this type of environment. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days ago
This is my dream home, dream location and a place where I would spiritually grow. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days ago
"I like doing things that are going to last longer than a minute in the world."~ Christy Turlington
3 days ago
Click on this picture to enlarge and tell me what they are doing? Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week 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
3 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)
3 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
3 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-William, Pastor David, Pastor Jean Ai and Jean Mei preparing for blog chat. Nice people here!
3 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
3 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
3 weeks ago
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent, so don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
LOL. This guy is cute!
3 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
3 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
3 weeks ago
Praise to the Lady Buddha who eliminates all source of suffering. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is a cool snapshot! I love the paranormal mysteries. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 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
3 weeks ago
Is it time to worry? You tell me. See what I'm talking about please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53452
3 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
3 weeks ago
Once in a while we step through something magical that gives us hope and we continue on. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
4 weeks ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
4 weeks ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
4 weeks 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 
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang
4 weeks 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 
4 weeks 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
When all will end and karma catches up, why live as it will be forever? ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
VERY INTERESTING: Does anyone know what this is? Please investigate here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=16347
1 month ago
What a nice message. All my work/posts on tweet does make a difference in people's lives. Nice to know that. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
When we work with integrity and harmoniously with eachother, we can accomplish much. Harmony and integrity are the keys. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I've asked the same question too. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
To take Manjushri as one's special practice has innumerable benefits. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
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Videos On The Go

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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
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  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    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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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
    3 weeks ago
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    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
    2 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    2 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
    Description
    2 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    4 months ago
  • 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.
    5 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    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
    6 months ago
  • 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.
    8 months ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
  • 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
    12 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    1 years ago
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    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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    2 yearss ago

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24 Oct, Kechara celebrating H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche birthday. Happy birthday to our beloved Guru. May you live long and continue to turn the Dharma Wheel for more sentient beings. - By Puja House
3 minutes ago
Lama Chopa puja dedicated to the long life of our precious Guru, H E.Tsem Rinpoche on His 49th Birthday celebration at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap
30 minutes ago
More than 400 people came to Kechara House to celebrate Rinpoche's 49th Birthday this evening. Pastor Shin gave a good talk on Guru Devotion followed by Lama Chopa prayers. Students flew in from all over the world for this auspicious occasion. DR.
1 hour ago
Managed to rescue this 22 years old Cockatoo. He's been caged in this old and dirty small cage for all his life. We will soon give him a new lease of life in the huge aviary in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. DR.
1 hour ago
My bestie, Anne Al Tay joined Kecharians to liberate 250kg fishes in Kepong Metropolitan Park. DR.
1 hour ago
With the next generation Kecharians, Beatrice Ooi (Pastor Henry's daughter) and Jason Roth (Celebrity host Li Kim's youngest son) in Kechara House. DR.
1 hour ago
250kg of fishes were liberated in conjunction with Rinpoche's birthday. DR.
2 hours ago
The older generation of Kecharians :-) DR.
2 hours ago
Part of the offerings to Rinpoche. DR.
2 hours ago
The Paranormal Zone team worked hard all day in Kechara House making sure every bit is recorded during Pastor Ordination ceremony and Lama Chopa prayer session in conjunction with Rinpoche's 49th Birthday. DR.
2 hours ago
Lee Ho and her kids flew back from Hong Kong specially for Rinpoche's birthday celebration. DR.
2 hours ago
Pastor Shin gave a good talk on Guru Devotion. She's such a good speaker and gave many examples that the audience can relate to. DR.
2 hours ago
Part of Kechara's soup kitchen volunteers who came to help serve dinner to guests in Kechara Lounge before the start of evening prayer session celebrating Rinpoche's 49th Birthday. DR.
2 hours ago
Our clients collecting their cleaned laundry at our soup kitchen. Justin@KSK
2 hours ago
Mark Twain once said, "Of all the creatures ever made he (man) is the most detestable. He's the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain". ~Earthlings http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=17514 Tomorrow blog chat discussion @ Friday 24th 8PM USA (PST) / Saturday 25th 11AM M'sia (GMT+8) "How much we can learn is a plus. We can never overlearn the dharma" ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche (Joy)
3 hours ago

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