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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  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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    我們歡迎新朋友的加入和參與!如何參與呢?非常簡單!首先,熟讀《我的护法神如何让我从病中痊愈》http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/miraculous-healing.html。接著,記得在來臨的星期五(2015年5月8日),晚上9點30分上到 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/chat 參與討論及分享即可!

    若有任何疑問或不詳之處,請在留言處提出疑問哦。
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, May 6. 2015 09:15 PM)
    ver the years I have seen numerous students of Rinpoche, many who have the comfort of their home country, received salaries for doing Dharma work, received a lot of gifts and personal care from Rinpoche, received Dharma teachings from Rinpoche for hundreds to thousands of hours, spent personal time with Rinpoche for hundreds to thousands of hours…yet when a little obstacle arose, they dropped everything and left, and some even slander Rinpoche and the organization that had shown nothing but Dharma, kindness and generosity to them all this while.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/a-long-way-from-home.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, May 6. 2015 09:13 PM)
    在车子失控打转生死未卜的那几秒钟里,我祈求上师詹杜固仁波切的帮助和赶紧念诵多杰雄登大护法咒语OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA。我尝试去抓紧方向盘,但车子仍然处于几乎离地的低飞状态。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/saved-in-car-accident.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, May 6. 2015 09:13 PM)
    One day in June of 2013, I was driving along the North-South Highway of Malaysia, suddenly it rained heavily and I lost control of my car. The car skidded and started spinning furiously and I quickly prayed to my guru His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche for help and recited Dorje Shugden’s mantra OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/saved-in-car-accident.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, May 6. 2015 09:11 PM)
    You know what??? Sitting around and not doing anything is FAILURE.

    If you try, you have a chance to make it. If you don’t try, then you give no chance to winning.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/do-something-so-you-dont-regret-later.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, May 6. 2015 09:07 PM)
    It is really fantastic to see that these animals have found a new home. Not only have they been saved from certain death, but they will be great pets and companions that enrich the lives of their kind adopters. I love receiving good news like this. It gives me hope that through continuously educating people on the importance of being kind to animals, I can perhaps create a change and save some of their lives/give them a chance at a better life. I hope that many will share this article in their blogs and social media platforms so that others will come to realize the joy of adopting a pet instead of buying one.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/give-them-a-home.html
  • Carmen K
    (Wednesday, May 6. 2015 08:10 PM)
    I know it works, because I have ordered a few Dorje Shugden pujas for my personal problems and friends. Pujas are effective, and Kechara has been trained by monks from Gaden to do pujas in the traditional and sacred methods as in the monasteries! A nice sharing from Rinpoche below:

    ~ Dear friends,

    Many pujas are requested by members and also the public from around the world via http://www.vajrasecrets.com to our beneficial puja house daily I am happy to share. We have very well trained Kecharians who can do traditional pujas for different aspects of our needs. But, in the month of April (2015), according to Pastor Yek Yee the most popular puja requested are Dorje Shugden pujas. A total of 79 were requested in that month alone. All 79 were completed by puja house. People can feel the benefits of this puja and therefore more and more are requesting ~ Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, May 6. 2015 12:35 PM)
    I always carry food both canned and dry for dogs in my car for years. When we go out, if we see hungry stray dogs, we always do our best to feed them. I find it very satisfying to see a very hungry dog get a meal for that day. I will always do this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Winson Heng
    (Wednesday, May 6. 2015 11:03 AM)
    I think that earing Cats & dogs in particlarly cruel as they are domestic creatures that we rear at home. Perhaps we could have a campaign similar to that of the shark fin’s type. Say no to shark’s Fin type campaign to educate the general public
  • xuliang
    (Tuesday, May 5. 2015 05:40 AM)
    As the robes grow onto our skin, we tend to forget its presence.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:50 PM)
    Wesak Day, or Vesak Day, is the day that Buddha Shakyamuni was born, gained enlightenment and entered clear light. For Buddhists all over the world, it is a day to celebrate the Buddha’s teachings, ie. the Buddha Dharma. It is also to remind us of the potential that we can all achieve by following in the footsteps of Buddha Shakyamuni, which is enlightenment.

    Wesak Day is the most holiest time in the Buddhist calendar. The word Wesak comes from the Sinhalese language, “Visakha”, the name of the 2nd month of the lunar Hindu calendar.

    Different countries may celebrate Wesak Day in different ways… but many people celebrate it by offering flowers, joss sticks, candles and other personal offerings to the Buddhas. Temples all around the world carry out their own services and activities… and it’s also very common for many to liberate animals on that day, as well as going on a vegetarian diet.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wesak-day-special-on-rtm-2.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:46 PM)
    Please take a moment out of your day to see this and read what is happening. It is not too long and yet it is very important and meaningful. When you have finished reading, may I humbly ask you to click on the link and sign this petition. Please STOP THE BOILING OF ANIMALS AND THE PAIN IT CAUSES. This shocks me to the core and I have no words to express the deep pain and sorrow. I beg you with folded hands to take 5 minutes and sign the petition. There are very kind people organizing this petition making it easy for us to do something about these horrendous and unnecessary acts of barbarism. We can stop this and we can. Please in all your humanity, sign the petition and share this article EVERYWHERE to create awareness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-please-help.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:45 PM)
    It’s ‘funny’, but at the time of death, considering all of our activities in our lifetime, the ‘activity’ below are the ONLY ACTIONS that will help you at the decisive moment of death.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dear-henry-contemplate-daily.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:21 PM)
    This is my protector in full trance of the Panlung oracle monk greeting me. The touching of foreheads is traditional greeting between lamas. Dorje Shugden has always been kind and affectionate towards me.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/a-good-friend-to-have.html

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The Unknown

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

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I've decided to speak about how I first became connected with Dorje Shugden, why I practice and continue to do so, the monasteries, the CTA (previously known as Exiled Tibetan Government), China, relations between China and Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, our lineage lamas, my teacher, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the protests and how we can resolve this ban issue. Please continue here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65988
2 hours ago
Very nice letter...must read.
7 hours ago
Was gifted 55 beautiful Dorje Shugden tsatsas tody. Thank you.
7 hours ago
Our aviary for rescued birds in Kechara is 4,000 square feet. Plenty of space to fly and stretch wings. :)
11 hours ago
A thought
yesterday
Super sacred Manjushri image
2 days ago
Very special 8-armed, 4-legged and 3-faced Kalarupa. Stunning.
2 days ago
This is a collage of the teachers I've taken teachings from or I respect very much. I have had this on my shrine for years. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days ago
Our wonderful Kecharians with the oracle of Dorje Shugden, the great Panglung Kuten oracle monk of Sera Monastery. He takes full trance of Setrap, Dorje Shugden, Kache Marpo, etc. He was fully authorized by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days ago
A woman comforts her dying cow who is trapped under the cow shed. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 days ago
Dear friends, Here is something I just wrote that is very personal I wanted to share with you. I am sure it will benefit you-see here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65842
5 days ago
This is something I found on the net.
7 days ago
Live life among the ruins of samsara, Rebuilding what is empty and impermanent. By the grace of Manjushri, From nothing, something solid can arise. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Dear kind friends around the world, I beg you to please help here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=65570
1 week ago
This is very heartwarming.
1 week ago
This is the truth!
1 week ago
This is so sad
1 week ago
I have just finished my post with my team on Wealth Gyenze- a method to increase wealth both inner and outer- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=59965
2 weeks ago
This is so important to remember. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
When you have loved, given care, resources, material needs, support, emotional bonding and your sincerity to someone, but they don't have the merits to see it, let them be. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
My beautiful Kache Marpo statue
2 weeks ago
My small room in Gaden
2 weeks ago
These are my thoughts here....
2 weeks ago
Be balanced.
2 weeks ago
Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche visited me in my house in Gaden Monastery in this picture. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Gaden Shartse Monastery 1975.
2 weeks ago
Graceful & elegant White Manjushri.
2 weeks ago
Very unusual form of Lord Manjushri. Fascinating and holy.
2 weeks ago
Beautiful statue of Yamantaka who is a practice highly recommended by Je Tsongkapa.
2 weeks ago
My grandmother Dechen Minh, she is from the ruling family of Xianjiang
2 weeks ago
left to right: My cousin Judy, My mother (red), my cousin Toktun
2 weeks ago
Left to right: My mother, family friend and my grandmother
2 weeks ago
My mother Dewa Nimbo.
2 weeks ago
My grandmother Dechen Minh with my mother Dewa Nimbo.
2 weeks ago
Beautiful  5 meter rock carving in Dzongsar Monastery in China. 
3 weeks ago
Such a beautiful picture of a fully enlightened teacher. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
When statues are consecrated, the actual Buddhas are invited to reside within these holy objects. This sacred statue of Vajra Yogini in Tibet has spoken to sincere practitioners on several occasions. Tsem Rinpoche (More to read on Vajra Yogini here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/vajra-yogini)
3 weeks ago
This person in the picture with me is a very humble, kind and knowledgable senior monk. I have the great merits to be considered his friend. He has been very kind to me on many occasions. I have the deepest respects for him and he has been serving others for nearly 40 years as the personal authorized oracle of Dorje Shugden, Kache Marpo, Setrap, Shidak Gyenze. He was trained up as a monk oracle by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche. He is fully qualified and benefits many with his oracular abilities. You can see him here in full trance in the monastery with hundreds of monks and people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xbghs-mdNc I thank Dorje Shugden for appearing in oracles to speak to us and I thank this oracle monk for his services. The authentic and beneficial oracle tradition of Tibet is 1,000 year old. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Wonderful people with me. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
I will never give up Dorje Shugden just because you taunt and ban me. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This really happened.
3 weeks ago
Hate is not good.
3 weeks ago
This is good!!! Share it please!
3 weeks ago
I've always not felt comfortable reading on computer screen for over a decade now. When I do, I feel I am slower. I thought it's just me, studies show it's most people. I am always faster and more efficient and catch more things when items are printed out for me. I enjoy books much more than reading online. I dread reading on the phone. I am super slow.Nice little trivia that affirms my habit.
3 weeks ago
Take a look at the face carefully. Always be kind to animals. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
So many beautiful items to support our spiritual practice. Go to http://www.vajrasecrets.com immediately.
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, I have just completed the following blog posts: 1. Who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=60008 2. Dorje Shugden Retreat: A powerful practice to fulfill wishes: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422 3. Ganden Sumtseling Monastery the beautiful: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61321 4. Why Hide and Attack A Monk? http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=63287 5. YAKs at the Taman Megah Orphanage! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62929 6. They Want to Kill Me : http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=63769 Do enjoy most of the articles, information and beautiful pictures. Some are surprising to say the least. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, I have just completed the following blog posts: 1. Who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=60008 2. Dorje Shugden Retreat: A powerful practice to fulfill wishes: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422 3. Ganden Sumtseling Monastery the beautiful: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61321 4. Why Hide and Attack A Monk? http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=63287 5. YAKs at the Taman Megah Orphanage! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62929 Do enjoy most of the articles, information and beautiful pictures. Some are surprising to say the least. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
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Puja House Performed Druchuma Puja for harmony to be restored in their company. Calling upon the wrathful energies of the dharma protector Kalarupa, the Druchuma puja is regularly performed for protection and smoothness in life's journey, and to develop the wisdom to overcome anger problems. http://www.vajrasecrets.com/druchuma-puja #gameinsight #FOLLOW #RT #EXO #tsemtulku #love #harmony #peacce #business #nowplaying Puja House Performed Druchuma Puja for harmony to be restored in their company. Calling upon the wrathful energies of the dharma protector Kalarupa, the Druchuma puja is regularly performed for protection and smoothness in life's journey, and to develop the wisdom to overcome anger problems. By Puja House . 6 May'15 http://www.vajrasecrets.com/druchuma-puja #gameinsight #FOLLOW #RT #EXO #tsemtulku #love #harmony #peacce #business #nowplaying
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23 hours ago
Lamrim recitation at KOVH was led by our wonderful and dedicated Ron Wong and Judy Chen. This session is held every first week of the month. Lucy Yap
23 hours ago
Tonight's White Tara puja at Kechara House gompa was led by Wylfred Ng and assisted by Hee Thye Sang. White Tara puja is dedicated to the long life and good health of our beloved and precious Guru, H.E.Tsem Rinpoche . Like Tsongkapa, Rinpoche with great compassion looked after us with such love and patience for so long. Please live long Rinpoche and continue your immeasurable enlightened activities for the benefit of all sentient beings. Lucy Yap
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Food recipients enjoying their dinner in comfort at Kechara Soup Kitchen Penang. Pastor Patsy
2 days ago
Happy faces of volunteers and members of Lions Club of George Town Mutiara before food distribution. Pastor Patsy @ KSK Penang
2 days ago
Busy day at KSK Penang with members from Lions Club of GeorgeTown Mutiara helping out at the kitchen. Pastor Patsy
2 days ago
During Puja House outcall today, Pastor Yek Yee did a blessing for a Restaurant that is going to launch soon. By Puja House 5 May'15 #good #tsemtulku #food #restaurant #dine
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Medicine Buddha Puja , another Popular demand prayer in Puja House. By Puja House 5 May'15
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