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How would you like to wake up to a day where you have no pain, fear, anxieties, stress and you are left alone to enjoy the air, earth, sunshine, fresh foods, friends and natural environment?

 

Well not only you but all animals would like this. Take a look below. This monkey will not have such a day. Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

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“Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
-Professor Charles R. Magel

We are also the guinea pigs:
New scientific research has cast grave doubt on the safety testing of hundreds of thousands of consumer products, food additives and industrial chemicals. Everyday products, from soft drinks and baby foods, to paints, gardening products, cosmetics and shampoos, contain numerous synthetic chemicals as preservatives, dyes, active ingredients, or as contaminants. Official assurances of the safety of these chemicals are based largely on animal experiments that use rabbits, mice, rats and dogs. But new results from a consortium of researchers and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scien…ces suggest such assurances may be worthless.

http://www.animalliberationfront.com/Philosophy/Animal%20Testing/AnimalTestingInDoubt.htm

When we teach our children to inspire dread and fear, substantiated by an unbalanced sense of their importance and power, it is no wonder so many often seek the thrill of terror.

It is not a gigantic leap from ‘unfeeling callousness’ to out of control rage and murder for someone accustomed to tormenting harmless creatures. The question is not only whether this troubled individual should have been involved with vivisection, but whether any young adults should ever be exposed to such a blatant desecration of life.  The spiritual poverty of dominion lies in its failure to grasp the nature of compassion and empathy, in such a painfully short supply in the world today.

http://www.greanvillepost.com/2012/07/24/opeds-did-the-batman-shooter-have-a-vivisection-connection-and-does-it-matter/

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34 Responses to Would you like this?

  1. thierry on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

    The very anxious look on the monkey’s face is enough for anyone to decide there and then to not start what they are about to start.

    I remember a story I was told of someone, a slaughterer of cows working in a slaughter house that one day resigned and stopped eating meat simply because of the the stare he got from a cow that he was about to slaughter.

    One look, one eye contact, one mind contact. That is all that was needed for the person to relate no more to another “animal” that had nothing better to do with his life but be killed and eaten, but to relate to another being that has a body, that feels pain, that feels anguish but also feels compassion… a living being, a sentient being.

    I see that eye contact in the picture, how could the people IN the picture miss that?
    I feel sorry for them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.
    I wish it will help us, as a human civilization, to stop engaging in actions that are making us anachronistic and pointless.

  2. Shelly tai on Oct 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this blog post. Such a inhuman act if come to think about it if we ourselves being the victims furthermore the monkey cannot talk he only know how to shout how can we do this such selfish act.

  3. Ck siah on Oct 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    在地球里,人类称为万物之灵,所以往往为了人类自己的利益而牺牲其他众生的性命也觉得理所当然和没有悔意。在佛法世界里我们强调的是要有菩提心和慈悲心,要扶助弱小,要利益众生。但我们的心识总是在两极之中,产生矛盾。所以修学佛法就是要我们转化娑婆心识,发起菩提心和慈悲心来普渡和利益众生。让地球成为佛净土。
    感恩仁波切的分享,祈愿仁波切长驻在世常转法轮

  4. Lucas Roth on Oct 5, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    animals deserve rights and i try my best to tell people and spread awareness that this happens and some people just don’t care, it is so sad how humans can be so stupid to say “they are like us so come on lets experiment on them”. it is so horrid

  5. Jutika lam on Oct 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Just looking at the picture of the monkey with it’s hands and feet tied to the table and the face makes me want to cry because all animals in the world do not have to deserve such treatment at all.

    Animals should have all the rights to freedom and a happy, big and open place for animals to roam freely and happily.

    Of course I would like to wake up feeling great, healthy, fearless without pain and stress but if i had the choice to have the above mentioned I would rather give it to all the animals as they deserve to have more freedom to roam, eat, play and roam freely than we do because we don’t have to worry of having jabs being poked in to our skin, getting butchered for humans and so on.

    That’s why I think that animals deserve to have their pain and sufferings lifted of their shoulders.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    Love
    Jutika

  6. Sean Wang on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing this blog post. Vivisection, the act of animal testing is very bad. Animal testing does not prove anything when it comes to the humans. Animals can be safe consuming certain chemicals whereas humans can’t consume the same.

  7. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    This is so unnecessary! Since the products are to be used by humans, then why don’t just get them to do the experiments? Oh, because the laws say we can’t! So what about the animals? Why don’t people be more concerned about them? Just because they don’t speak human language, right! So what do you think the animals are doing in this world? They are here to grow old and then die NATURALLY eventually, we have no rights to lock them up and send them to labs for experiments! They are just like us, they have feelings too! Please wake up people, it’s thousands and thousands of lives we are saying, not ten or twenty; they are lives, not toys.

  8. Edward Ooi on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Dear Rinpoche, every living being would love to wake up to a day that was described by Rinpoche on the above. But this, I just can’t really describe it in words. IF we have the power to shut down all this kind of activities then we all can have a very healthy and happy life. But we don’t and that’s our main problem.

  9. sarahyap on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Experimentation on animals is certainly one of the most cruel thing people has done… I am from the pharmaceutical line and back when I was studying, experimenting on animals is really ‘unavoidable’.

    Fortunately, the course that I was taking is under an Australian university, and they have set very strict laws surrounding the usage of animals in laboratories… so we managed to go through our laboratory sessions with more simulations rather than using an actual animal. However, I think this is not the case for many other universities out there.

    The pharmaceutical and cosmetic line is one of the worst when it comes to animal testing. Both use a very different way of testing as the application method is entirely different. Cosmetic animal testing is less complicated but no less cruel… The bath lotion, shampoo, facial cream, toner, etc that we’re using today have most probably been tested on an animal. The classic way of testing any soap/shampoo is applying the product on an animal and leaving it on the animal unwashed for several weeks… due to the chemicals, the skin is often corroded and from there they will adjust the component and formulation of the product. Cruel indeed…

    In the pharmaceutical line, is even more extensive… just one drug, it probably would have taken millions of lives due to animal testing. The worst part about testing a drug is that one actually induce the disease on the animal in order to test the efficacy of the drug. So, take for example, if you are testing a cream to treat burns, then you would have to intentionally burn a certain part of the body on the animal, and then apply the medication to observe the healing process… of course this is just a brief explanation but I think you guys get the picture.

    Thankfully some countries have already place ban on animal testing, though it is more concentrated on cosmetic products. So, I always make sure I support brands that are against animal cruelty… I think this is one of the best way to encourage companies to opt for a more compassionate way in developing their products.

  10. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Oct 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing,

    Animal Rights and Human Wrongs
    “Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
    -Professor Charles R. Magel

    The answers from the experimenters are so un-logical…

    May be learn more Dharma and get to know more details on Cause and Effect hence to lesser down our ignorance towards all sentient beings…

  11. Patsy on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Animals deserve a chance to live and not abused by humans. How would we feel if we are tight up and ended up on the chopping board. Our fears we experience will also be like this monkey… frightened and helpless.

    Be kind to animals and never harm another being. Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing and creating the awareness of animal abuse.

  12. Adrian Cho on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Definitely won’t like this… This is so cruel and inhuman. It was so sad when seeing this picture of cute monkey, that treat monkey like this.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  13. wansan on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Many people still do not care much about animals’ feelings or even their lives. To many people, they are just animals. They are nothing but animals.. We should stop doing such cruel and inhuman act to the animals. They have feelings too, just like you and me!

  14. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for pointing out the animals cruelty through the experiment and all kind of tests the animals have to endure. All the animals have the same emotions and feelings like us, but they cannot speak our human languages to express themselves. All the world peace activities should include animal rights as well, not only just saving human beings but other sentient beings like animals.

  15. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    The poor monkey is one of millions of animals who are abused daily and subject to the whims and fancies of their human captors. Here he is being used in an experiment that may not even bring any benefit to people. In the meantime so much pain and suffering is being inflicted.

    The same callousness towards these animals is also directed towards humans. So much preservatives, chemicals and additives are being used in our foodstuff, with never a thought about the safety and welfare of consumers.

    Callousness is being ‘bred’ in young minds and no one seems to be bothered about its terrible impact, short and long term, on them and others. The world is so sadly deficient in such precious ‘commodities’ as care and compassion.People pay so little attention to them and they are so badly needed.

  16. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Animals should be treated with same respect, love and care. Animals are like us because we have the same reaction and feeling towards pain. We don’t understand their language or sign doesn’t mean that animals do not understand us. They have more kindness and care towards others compare to us, human. Shame on ignorant human.

  17. henry ooi on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:09 am

    All so called scientific researches are for name and money regardless of experiments done on animals or humans. That is why we hear of so many types of diseases afflicting modern day people and animals compared to 30 years ago.

    We humans allowed it because we wanted the name and prestige, and money. We, I included, allowed it because we say we are too busy with our life, job, career, business, pursuits and we think to ourselves that life is short so might as well make full use of it rather than fight against these big scientific corporations.
    Hence humans and animals suffer, Earth suffers.

  18. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Saw the picture, the little poor monkey is like us full of frightent and helpless, no one like this feeling, how we can do this on animals just fulfill human ‘ s research. Stop to use animals on all research.

  19. jerry_sito on Oct 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    感恩仁波切的分享与开示

    很多时候,我们是矛盾的,而矛盾的情况更常发生在我们想得到一些东西的时候

    比如我们很多时候想品尝美食时,会把动物的痛苦与对他们的残忍杀害的过程完全没有感觉,当我们吃饱了,就会觉得它们会痛苦,很残忍,然后就急着去念经,放生

    在佛法里我们修学的是菩提心和慈悲心,要扶助弱小,要利益众生。但我们的心识总是在两极之中,产生矛盾。所以修学佛法就是要我们转化心识,发起菩提心和慈悲心来利益更多众生。

    祈愿我们常在仁波切的教诲里,警惕自己,有时候我们阻止不了他们,但至少我们要从自己先开始,并与更多人分享师父的开示

    倘若大家都接触了师父的教诲,那么世界不就充满了法喜了吗 :)

    感恩仁波切,祈愿师父常驻在世,常转法轮

  20. Uncle Eddie on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    People still often ask if animals should have rights; quite simply the answer is “YES”. Animals should deserve to live their lives free from exploitation, pains and sufferings! All animals do have the feelings to suffer in the same way and to the same degree that humans do if not worst. Supporters of animals’ rights believe that every creature with a will to live has a right to live free from pain and suffering. Only our prejudice denies them of that right we expect to have for ourselves; and such prejudice is totallly and morally unacceptable. Irrespective of its species, dogs, cats, pigs and monkeys have the same capacity to feel pain, but based on species that sometimes allow us to think of one animal as a loving companion and the other as a ‘dinner’.

  21. Darren Kechara on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Inhumane! But because the animals can’t speak and they are subject to being experiments. But i am sure there is other way instead of using them experiments… Om Mani Pedme Hum. May these animals break away from their realm and reborn as human.

  22. Julien Roth on Oct 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I believe in animal rights, and i think they are some things that should be taken more seriously. Animals do not deserve for this to happen to them. They deserve to wake up to a life with no pain, suffering and torture. They should be treated with love. I hope that the word spreads fast. Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche. I am happy that Rinpoche decided to share this. Its good that more and more people know.

  23. louise on Oct 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Because our selfish we use animal to be guinea pigs. Then do you believe alien? May be very soon human will be the ginea pigs!

    The world is round. What ever we do, it will come back!

    Be kind to people and animal.

  24. Cliff on Oct 10, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Aimals really do not deserve this sort of treatment, it is so sad to see the monkey in agonising pain and fear in its eyes. To torment and torture it like that is just simply cruel. The contradictory statement of being the same but not exactly the same is plain denial from the truth that they ARE the same like us. They feel pain, fear, love, etc. yet through our ignorant greed of power we think because we are more intelligent than they are we have the right to treat them like this, that is stupid. With our intelligence we should know better to not kill, to not torture another living being. I really need to be more aware of the products that I buy, I do not know which products conduct animal testing and which do not. Even the fame Body Shop being bought over by Loreal can no longer claim to be vegetarian friendly. With products we buy such as beauty products, we should spend more time on working on our inner beauty than the beauty we buy supporting animal testing to smother on our face.

  25. Felix Kong on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

    So cruelty that do experiment on animals and just want to test whether the product is “SAFE” for human to use. Human so selfishness, let them living in a horrible lab and giving nightmare to them every night, no one want to stay like this condition. Please stop to use animals to be guinea pigs and consumer stop to buy any product which is animal tested. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  26. June Tang(KH JB) on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.It’s so sad to see all the never ending suffering is happening all around us.I am very agreed one of Rinpoche teaching said that ” We may look different but in our capacity to suffer,we are SAME .We shouldn’t harm animals by any reason!” All lives are precious !! STOP animals cruelty and be vegetarian !!!

  27. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    To test human medicine and cosmetics and etc on animals for human consumption makes not sense at all. At best it is an approximation. Yet people do it for the sake of profit. Somehow the people who butcher animals are no different from people who test on animals. Testing on animals wathcing the animals suffer how can they tolerate that?

  28. abby f on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    The illogical prove that shown in the example above is so powerful! And the logical contradiction only shows that we are wrong. If we are right and this is the universal truth, why there will be logical contradiction? Why we cannot explain with logic about the illogical part of the explanation? Because we covered part of the truth yet we couldn’t just run away with it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a powerful quote!!

  29. Vinnie Tan on Nov 6, 2013 at 1:07 am

    It is just so wrong that we as humans experiment things on animals that we would not even dare to use it on ourselves. Only after the animals use it, then we would use it. What does this show?

    It just show that we ourselves are not confident with the negative results that these products will do to us. How can we do things like that to animals if we do not dare to use it as well?! Animals too have feelings just like how all of us have. They too go through the emotions that we go through.

    If we changed a situation and it is a human child being on that table instead of a monkey, the world would definitely react in a different manner. It is just sad how people do not see how similar the animals are with us.

  30. David Lai on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I love the little logical explanations of why experimentation and exploitation of animals rests upon the illogical assumption that animals and humans are different. However, we all know the truth as they are exactly like us except the ability to express and are more vulnerable due to lacking in mental faculties. The truth is that we all know that but few want to face this fact and continue exploitation without realizing the consequences to your conscience, spirituality and our humanity. If we are truly human beings endowed with the superior intellect, then we would know how to think, protect and cherish other beings besides ourselves. Thus, non harming of animals is really about getting closer to our humanity.

  31. Wendy Loh on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Remember that as humans, the ones who claim superiority over other creatures, should we disturb the balance of nature, we will be the first to suffer greatly. When this happens, it does not matter whether we are similar or different from animals.

  32. beatrix ooi on Feb 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    This is very heartbreaking, I mean look at the poor monkey’s face, clearly that it was scared and hopeless. How could humans be so cold blooded? Every being does not deserve this kind of treatment, animals are also lives and they do have feelings, they feel fear and pain as well. Why hurt a living being? What do you get?

  33. Su Lin on Jun 29, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    So next time when you want to buy something always check the lables if whether it was animals tested or not. As I learned in Dharma Class, we shouldnt but animal tested products. Make it stop!

  34. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. I studied biology in school and needed to kill and dissect insects or small animals to study their anatomy.

    I don’t know how to describe my feeling now as I am confused and speechless because I was one of them who killed animals without compassion and empathy.

    I deeply regret and will not repeat this again.

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    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 02:55 PM)
    I have a few Mother’s Tongue plants as well as Monkey Palm plants in my room to absorb the radiation that emits from prolonged computer use. My Chinese doctor is into plants, herbs and natural healing highly recommended this and I do appreciate it. I did a blog post on it for those interested… So I did some research and sure enough he is right. These days, I always have these plants in my room and they are very easy to maintain and hassle free. They do very well in the house and without direct sunlight under all temperature situations. They do not need much water either…Very easy plants to keep indoors.~ H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 02:55 PM)
    You know the Xmas lights we hang on trees years ago. They were hot and can be dangerous and burned out easily. If one bulb burned out or faulty, the whole string doesn’t work. Sigh. These days the same lights come in so many varieties, colors, shapes and sizes and available all year round for outdoor and indoor. They are cheap, last a long time, not hot as they are LED and very convenient. They are not just used for Xmas anymore. So we purchased quite a few colored ones and hung them all over the ladrang here in the USA as an offering. Will be getting more tomorrow. They are beautiful.~ H.E. Tsem Rinpoche

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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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Since I was a young boy I wished to live in this type of environment. Tsem Rinpoche 
17 hours ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche 
17 hours ago
This is my dream home, dream location and a place where I would spiritually grow. Tsem Rinpoche 
18 hours ago
"I like doing things that are going to last longer than a minute in the world."~ Christy Turlington
19 hours ago
Click on this picture to enlarge and tell me what they are doing? Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days 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
2 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
3 weeks ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
3 weeks ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
3 weeks ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
3 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 
3 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
3 weeks ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
3 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
4 weeks ago
Every week we have blog chat, this is Kecharians in E-division preparing for the blog chats. Nice to see this. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
When I see this, I primarily think of my guru and dharma friends immediately. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Beautiful people bring happiness to others. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Don't break another person's heart, it's hard to mend. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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 
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
When all will end and karma catches up, why live as it will be forever? ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
VERY INTERESTING: Does anyone know what this is? Please investigate here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=16347
4 weeks 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
This is a special statue of Je Tsongkapa. It was made during Tsongkapa's time by a student and offered to Him. It is said to resemble Tsongkapa very much. And this holy statue is now housed in Tashi Lunpo Monastery, Shigatse Tibet. To see, hear and contemplate Je Tsongkapa is so meaningful and collect one aeons of merits.
1 month ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two disciples Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Geshe Lhundrup Sopa.
1 month ago
When you accuse others of this and that, time will tell who is successful in the end. Because accomplishments speak the loudest. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Don't lounge around and do nothing, accomplish nothing and be nothing. Benefit others and make your life the cause for many lives to find relief, comfort and hope. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
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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.
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
    3 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
    7 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
    7 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
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    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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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
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Don’t wait for others to realize anything, it may take them longer. YOU start and be the inspiration.~ H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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"Buddhism is not a buffet!" One lama, one centre, one lineage, one practice..~ H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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We can have hope or give up, either way we still have to face the challenges.~ H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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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 Next ‪#‎blog‬ chat discussion: Date: 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 Rinpoche (Joy)
13 hours ago
21 Oct, Tues. Druchuma puja did at Kechara.By Puja House
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21 Oct, Tuesday. Namgyal Tsechog was done in puja House This puja was most well-known long life prayer. By Puja House
13 hours ago
21 Oct, Tuesday. Volunteers & Staffs preparing forma for pujas. - By Puja House
14 hours ago
There is no monster under the bed. Learning is the key to fearlessness in one’s spiritual development (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
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Animals help us to be BETTER HUMANS (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
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Others may laugh, taunt, joke and put you down when you have failed, but they’re really speaking subconsciously about themselves. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
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Penang Study Group completed White Tara Puja on 22-Oct-2014 for dedication to Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's long life and may our Guru continue turning the Dharma Wheel to benefit all sentient beings - Soon Huat
15 hours ago
In the Sutra of Giving, it says, “Those who offer lamps, will possess the pure heavenly eyes and clear wisdom in the future.” http://www.vajrasecrets.com/long-life-light-offering-package
15 hours ago
Everyone watched the Earthlings video seriously. We get to understand, where our pets, food, leather actually came from. The cruelty that we have did to animal to fulfilled our desire. Link to earthlings http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html - By Puja House
20 hours ago
Long run Buddies. ^^ ~ Erick @ Kechara ~
20 hours ago
20 Oct, Monday. Lama Chopa prayer was done in Kechara for the deceased. May he have swift and good rebirth. By Puja House
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