Vegetarian Cat in South Korea

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Can you believe that there is a cat in South Korea who is vegetarian and prays?

This video is of the vegetarian cat who goes by the refuge name, 解脱 (Free oneself). A nun rescued the male cat a few years ago, and it has been living in the temple with many other nuns since then. Every day without fail, the cat will go to the prayer hall, sit on a cushion with its paws placed in front and eyes staring at the Buddha statue as if he is praying!! Very interesting!

The cat will only leave the prayer hall after many hours. Sometimes, when the Chief Nun wants to bring it out to play, he refuses to go. It just sits at prayer hall and stares at the Buddha statue.

A few years back when the Chief nun rescued the cat, she instructed the cat not to make any noise in the temple compound, not to eat meat and not to kill any beings…the cat listened and complied! Until today, he does not eat meat…even when a piece of fried chicken is placed in front of the cat, he does not get tempted! This vegetarian cat has also not gone against the other rules set by the Chief Nun.

The video also shows a visitor to the temple who was so curious and impressed with the cat to the point she prostrated to him!!

Could you have imagined that a cat could be vegetarian, pray and refrain from killing any beings?

I have added a video below, as well as the translation. Do watch how well-mannered this cat is. He can sit in front of the altar for hours throughout the day, looking at the Buddha statues on the altar.

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South Korea super cute vegetarian cat who ‘prays’

and does not kill

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This temple in South Korea besides having nuns also has a special resident which is a cat that goes by the refuge name, 解脱 (Free oneself).

Not like the other cats that goes around to play, this cat goes to the prayer hall every day, two paws place in front, eyes looking at the Buddha statue,  looking like it is attentively praying. The cat will sit at the same position for a few hours and even though the Chief Nun brings the cat out to play, the cat still makes its way back to the front of the Buddha statue to sit. After sitting for a long time, the cat finally leaves the prayer hall. The cat walks so quickly, where is it heading to? Oh it wants to eat.

Like the nuns, the cat also only eats vegetarian food. After the Chief Nun rescued the cat four years ago, she instructed the cat to not make noise in the temple, to not eat meat and to not kill. The cat seems to understand as it has not gone against the rules for the past four years. Even though there is a fried chicken drumstick in front of the cat, the cat will not eat it.

There was a tourist who was very curious about this cat who prays till the point she prostrated to it. In actuality the cat sits at the prayer hall every day is it because of habit or is it really praying? Only the cat knows!


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27 Responses to Vegetarian Cat in South Korea

  1. Eliza on May 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Love this story. And it’s so good to hear that all the nuns and the cat are vegetarian.

    Our two cats have been vegetarian for the past 2 months or so now and they are doing really well on it. Their food contains all essential nutrients including taurine which is essential for cats. They have never been livelier and are more affectionate : )

    Great to see this South Korean cat keeping his vows! What good karma he is creating, we should all rejoice on his behalf. : ) I wish that he can achieve the goal of Enlightenment soon. Amazing story …

    • Sarah on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Wonderful! Our two cats have also been vegetarian now (for about one year) and are doing perfectly and very happy! The food is a special preparation with all their daily requirements. All the best!

  2. Valentina Suhendra on May 23, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    This is such a great news. I always think that it is absurd that in taking care of one animal, we have to harm another.

    Warm regards

    Valentina

  3. Sean Wang on May 23, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    This is quite cool. Maybe it is a past life impression. I tried training my cat before. It would not do anything extraordinary like the cat mentioned above. I guess this cat can be an example to mankind to be vegetarian and also follow what the cat does :D

  4. benji on May 24, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Wow! Even a cat could do that – inspiring!

  5. Josh Akers on May 25, 2011 at 9:45 am

    My cat has taught me humility before and I expect him to teach me other things too. Hopefully I can repay him by training him to be a vegetarian…

  6. patsy on May 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Wow amazing. Looks like this cat meditates in front of Buddha statues! I guess it must be the strong imprints from previous life. And he is a vegetarian too and holds on to his vows. May he take a good rebirth!

  7. Ethan Chu on May 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    How cute! Karma might have led him to be where he is now. It just showed that countless life time of prayers can lead us and bring us closer to dharma if we practice it sincerely. At least, the cat is very near to dharma; he might not have the full conditions to practice like we are, but it is the mind that to be trained. Wonderful being!

  8. Lim Han Nee on May 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Amazing indeed – a cat who’s vegetarian, doesn’t kill and meditates!
    At this rate, he would be freed from samsara faster then most humans!Most importantly, though, it sends a strong message that, if a cat(a carnivore by nature) can be vegetarian, why can’t humans?

  9. Ash Ng on Jun 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Cute kitty! I’m amazed by her perseverance staying in the main hall for hours looking undisturbed at the Buddhas with admiring eyes. And furthermore she avoid killing! I feel she’s not ordinary. Very inspiring example. Thanks kitty cat :)

  10. Daniel on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Cats hunt and they eat meat – it’s how they have evolved. Look at their claws, their teeth, even their bodies – they are little hunting machines. They don’t have moral values, they are innocent, they have no malice and beyond our stupid human prejudices. So, if a cat kills, it is not bad karma for them. There is nothing great about a vegetarian cat. It is not a better cat. It’s a cat that eats vegetables.

  11. Irene Lim on Jun 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Cat can also choose to have a compassionate diet. If Cat can do this, humans can easily do likewise without any difficulty.

  12. Irene Lim on Jun 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    This is an amazing cat! Be inspired.

  13. tfreon on Jul 7, 2012 at 3:15 am

    This cat is a very special cats. From this cat, i saw in him strong “Guru Devotion”. Even a cat can learn how to devote to a Guru. This touched me deeply.

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  15. edward ooi on Dec 4, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    This cat is so adorable! He obeys the chief nun and never eat meat or kill an insect or animal, this is so amazing. If the cat can be a vegetarian and doesn’t even kill a life at all, why can’t us humans do it? So if think you are better than the cat, then you better stop eating animals. And here is the amazing part, the cat will sit in the temple stare and pray to the buddha statue for hours without walking around. Thank you

  16. Sean Wang on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    This is so cool. Why does South Korea have all these cool stuff. This and now Gangnam Style :P It is very cool to know that even animals are going vegetarian. Vegetarian foods are extremely good for cats, it has all the necessary nutrients.

  17. wei theng on Jan 13, 2013 at 3:30 am

    OMB, this is so cute!
    Rejoice with the cat to have the chance to be closed to Buddha Dharma. Although I am not sure if it is really practicing by sitting in front of Buddha image, but I am sure it has good imprints planted.
    It has also not committing more killing by being vegetarian. Even a cat can be vegetarian, what excuse can we say to not to be vegetarian!

  18. Khong Jean Mei on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    One thing that really scares me about becoming reborn as an animal is that I will have no control over what I eat. It doesn’t matter what I eat, but the fact that I may have no choice but to eat meat and continue the vicious cycle of being part of the killing food chain is a horrible feeling.

    This cat story is an amazing read. It shows that perhaps in his/her previous life, the cat was probably a vegetarian and hence in this life it’s not easy to eat meat.

    Even in this life, I find it difficult to digest meat. I hope that this repulsion towards meat is brought over to my next life – regardless of what state I’ll be reborn in!

  19. beatrix ooi on Feb 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    This is such a wonderful article to read! Good to know that the cats are vegetarian. Now that the cats are vegetarian, then why can’t us practise the same thing?
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  20. Lucas Pascal Roth on Mar 3, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    wow, this is amazing and cool! i cant believe that a cat can do all of this it is really nice to know that a animal can do this along with people. maybe a monk in the past life?…

  21. tenzinkhenchen on Apr 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    This story is very interesting. Who would have thought that predatory animals like cats can go vegetarian! If cats, who are meant to eat meat, can go vegetarian, I do not see how humans are incapable in becoming a vegetarian. If someone says that it is impossible to be vegetarian, show them this article!

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  23. tong sun sun on Nov 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    猫咪投身畜道都可以吃素和祈祷,我们人类难得获得如此瑕妙身更是要努力修持,更精进。

  24. t on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    If by watching this and forcing against the heart to follow a certain belief as a result making the heart heavy, this would be very wrong. This would be no different from a blind man feeling an elephant and tainted the enlightening mind. Why? The heart should be lighten to follow a path similar to how one build up the understanding of certain action before knowing the correct action to execute and if the action is execute without the cause, great repellion occurs doing more harm than benefit and is this not extreme action compare to the neutral path that benefit more. So let say if by changing the diet of the kitty start to waste its life overtime due to the absent of missing element(this term is used to simplified understanding as i guess a student of microbiology would be able to explain more on it) to break down veg, it would be almost similar to a depressed person starving itself to death and that would be wasting off a precious life time if correct action is not rectify due to misinterpreting. one can use this life time to understand the way of enlightenment even-through it cannot practice it due to its circumstances so one must learned to judge what the heart is able to do and not what others can and followed blindly. That why i mention the heart would feel lighter when you are doing the correct things and not forcing it to do what it cannot. This is a reminder to us not just to belief in things because they are a special case or a someone great say so.(Applicable to those already calm the heart)
    By the way, where is this temple in korea(if possible, can provide address) because the last time i visited(my guess that i maybe probably around city area only), i seldom see temple but mostly church around and had difficulties finding vegetarian food there too so probably next time i go, i would try to locate myself somewhere near to such temple so that easier to get veg food.

  25. Beatrix Ooi on Mar 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    This is so cute! Even cat can be vegetarian, why can’t we humans be one? Sometimes I really do not think that some animals are originally carnivores, it’s just the environments they live in made them become one.

  26. Edward Ooi on Jun 17, 2014 at 12:44 am

    If a cat is able to become a vegetarian then why not us? Cats are supposed to be carnivores while we humans are herbivores (Well not exactly, maybe omnivores). If the scientists says that we have to consume animal meat. Then fine, but we don’t have to consume them everyday. Some people have been vegetarian/vegan for their whole life. But do they have health issues? If you compare health problems between vegetarians and meat eaters, you will realize that meat eaters tend to have more health problems than vegetarians do. Many meat eaters have health problems such as cancer, heart attack, tapeworms in their intestines and high blood pressure. So please, if you care about your health then please become a vegetarian. Thank you

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Having a healthy strong body is important so we can take care of the people and animals around us, to do our dharma practice and to be able to contribute to society. Practices like Je Tsongkapa and Amitayus are very helpful for extending our life energies and healing from within. I spoke about it: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=29398
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There are over 75,182 views of this post already! It's on horoscopes and how compatible you are with someone or not compatible and why. Perhaps it would be good to understand why someone so close could have or not have conflicts with you. Find out about yourself and understand your character: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=24905
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, This is a very good documentary on bigfoot. It is very scientific and examines a new footage of a bigfoot running very fast. Examines and gives you reasons why this cannot be a man or a person in a suit..very nice. I've not seen this one before. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUhKhv3Z-I
3 weeks ago
Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This will be my gratitude series where I share all that I am grateful for. This is my first post: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
3 weeks ago
Mr. Lai, the proud dad of Pastor David Lai. Mr. Lai has expressed how proud he is of his son and what he is doing for others. Mr. Lai is very happy his son David is a Pastor of Kechara and rejoices in the Dharma shared with others. Mr. Lai himself is a very kind and steady person and an important member of Kechara also who always keeps his promises. Many in Kechara respect and love Mr. Lai. Like father like son. Kind people. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
I agree with what Martin T. Bosnev says about Pastor David. Martin is a very intelligent person, so when he compliments, he has thought it through. I appreciate Martin's input. Pastor David always teaches Dharma from his heart and with enthusiasm. He truly believes in what he shares. He has been blessed by Tsongkapa to speak because he is sincere. Many enjoy listening to the Dharma from him very much. Please see what Martin is talking about: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4197
4 weeks ago
This may be short, but it's one of my favorite documentaries also you have to take a look. Very good. I wanted to share with you all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDjCmg4awI
4 weeks ago
Our group who went on a spiritual pilgrimage in the holy places of Kathmandu, Nepal.-June 2014. I rejoice for them. These trips have infinitely so much more meaning than the usual vacations.  Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Burning eyes? A special story for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e548MkrkGWk
4 weeks ago
Do you know what is a Wenatchee? Let me share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUm3ldZhZIU
4 weeks ago
Beautiful Sampheling Monastery. The home monastery of H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. This is a place to visit!
1 month ago
Dear friends, Are you ready to witness something extremely brutal but with a happy ending? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50488 (Viewer discretion is advised as very graphic)
1 month ago
Dear friends, Did you know there are three holy mountains of Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani in Yating, Kham -Tibet??!! It's not that difficult to get to either. I have just finished blogging about this. I watched a travelogue earlier and was AMAZED at the footage they showed of certain holy places in Tibet that I have heard of from senior monks but never seen. You MUST watch this excellent travelogue and enjoy. Tsem Rinpoche See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50824
1 month ago
Zamkar, Dharma, Mumu and Oser are always smiling and super cute. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
New book from Kechara just launched! http://Www.vajrasecrets.com
2 months ago
I've always tried my best to escape secular dreams because it's all a big wheel of disappointment. Get me out of samsara! Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Look at my Mumu boy. You can never take a bad picture with him. He is super cute from any angle. I love you Mumu. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Please remember this. A dog is not a pet but a part of your family. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Lineage lamas and root lama in Vajra Yogini's tantra. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is excellent! Must read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime. Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind's energy to let go and we cannot. Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I totally agree with this. Some vent out their anger, get attention or want to send messages to people and justify by saying it's their space their posting on and they can post what they want. Be it so, your space is seen my hundreds and it's public domain and you know that. So if others post otherwise to your views, why get upset? You invited it. Maybe that is what you wanted? Attention? LOL.Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Wow. How perfect is this. This is exactly how I feel when I shared dharma with some people. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I like this one. I just found it. Wonderful and simple for those who have to seek either one. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama in Yong He Gong temple in front of the beautiful Tsongakpa main altar in Beijing, China.
2 months ago
Another must read and must have book. I ordered it last week and it arrived today. So very much looking forward to reading/studying it. Dharma knowledge is something that should not remain stagnant. We must improve and apply upon it always. Applying it is the secret. I have so much more to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. Mahatma Gandhi
2 months ago
Look at my cheeky and cute Mumu boy!! The camera loves him! I love him. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It would be wonderful if everyone can obtain a beautiful Vajra Yogini statue like this and it's available at http://www.vajrasecrets.com. Would you have Her body red painted or just copper color or brass colored? Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Lifelike Supreme Tara painted in Indian style. Stunning. Wish I can get artist to reproduce this exactly. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Holy and lifelike Lord Manjushri painted in Indian style in which it should be. Wish I can have this reproduced exactly with every holy detail. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This picture is self explanatory. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Geshe Ngawang Dhargye was an incredible teacher, read his superb teachings and understand about his parinirvana: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=49542
2 months ago
Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion--Dear friends, This is an essential study no matter what tradition of Buddhism you come from. If you are serious about gaining progress on the path of practice to enlightenment, this text is highly recommended and very necessary. I fold my hands and request you all to study so you gain progress. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=49607
2 months ago
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    2 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.
    2 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
    3 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
    3 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
    5 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
    5 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.
    5 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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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
    9 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
    9 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    10 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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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
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    2 yearss ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago

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所有能见之物非真实,全是心識投影所致。~詹杜固仁波切_Hee TS
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Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are,It solely relies on what you think~Buddha_Hee TS
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Halfway through tonight's blog chat quiz on Lama Tsongkhapa, Rinpoche came out and proceeded to debate Pastor David on whether Avalokiteshvara is more beneficial than Lama Tsongkhapa hehehe x Pastor Jean Ai
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Halfway through tonight's blog chat quiz on Lama Tsongkhapa, Rinpoche came out and proceeded to debate Pastor David on whether Avalokiteshvara is more beneficial than Lama Tsongkhapa hehehe x Pastor Jean Ai
9 hours ago
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Kechara Puja House just did Travelling Puja..May the traveller have smooth and save traveling 今天克切拉佛教中心办了旅游顺利法会。 祝福旅者旅程顺利,平安。
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We helped prepare Mr Mah who have been homeless for 3 weeks in Kepong for a job interview today. He was accepted to work as a caretaker in an apartment. We provided him with basic clothings and toiletries to begin a new lease of life. Mr Mah will also be listed in our food bank beneficiary programme. Justin Cheah@KSK
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We helped street bound Uncle Lee from Klang to move into the shelter home today. He was very grateful of our help and glad that he won't be sleeping on the street. Justin Cheah@KSK
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Participated in PERTIWI Soup Kitchen food distribution yesterday night! Such a good experience. Justin Cheah@KSK
21 hours ago
Volunteers with our clients happily posing for a group photo after receiving their Hari Raya goody bags and Duit Raya in the Program Ramadhan Kasih held in Dataran Bandaraya on Tuesday night. Justin@KSK
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