Wonderful Cambodia

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Cambodia or formally known as the Kingdom of Cambodia is located at the Southern part of Indochina peninsula (mainly comprises of 3 countries: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam) in Southeast China. Its largest city is Phnom Penh, which is also the capital of the country. The kingdom practises a parliamentary monarchy, the current king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni, was chosen to rule by the Royal Throne Council.

Cambodia is located at the Southern part of Indochina peninsula, click on image to enlarge.

Cambodia is located at the Southern part of Indochina peninsula. Click on image to enlarge.

Close-up map on Cambodia, click on image to enlarge.

Close-up map on Cambodia. Click on image to enlarge.

As of this day, the total population of Cambodia is no less than 16 million which includes some minority groups such as Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams and 30 indigenous ethnic groups, called “Khmer Loeu” (hill tribes).

Cambodia’s rich culture and history background are some of the reasons why people from all around the world fly in to visit. One of the famous tourist locations in Cambodia, Angkor Wat, attracts about two million visitors every year. Angkor Wat is a massive temple complex and it is the biggest religious monument in the world that was built during the Khmer Empire. Buddhism has prevailed the country since the 5th century. The official religion of the country is Theravada Buddhism, practised by more than 90 percent of the population.

One of the most visited places, Angkor Wat

One of the most visited places, Angkor Wat

Cambodia’s dry season starts from November to May. According to source, April, May and June are great times to visit this beautiful country. The busiest tourist season starts from November to February when weather is the coolest. There are a couple of ways to get to Cambodia, (1) You can fly directly into Phnom Penh which is the capital city or Siem Reap where Angkor Wat is. (2) For cheaper fares, you can fly to Bangkok and take a bus over the border into Cambodia, which is something very common and easy. The visa process for entering Cambodia is quite simple, visas can be obtained from the airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, it is also applicable as well.

 

Culture

People in Cambodia are known to be extremely helpful, warm and polite. Therefore in order to reciprocate their kindness, visitors are advised to be extra sensitive and respectful to follow the local customs. Below is a list of Do’s and Don’ts in Cambodia.

DO’S

  1. Except when you’re by the beach or pool, do make sure that you dress appropriately. It’d be appreciated if you keep yourself covered from shoulder to knee.
  2. Always ask for permission to photograph.
  3. It is customary to remove your shoes and hat before entering temples and any place of worship. Keep your voice down and dress respectfully.
  4. If you’re invited to dinner at a Cambodian home, it will be more proper to bring a gift for the host. The gift can be anything such as fruit, flowers or dessert.
  5. It is respectful to remove your shoes before entering someone’s home.

DON’TS

  1. Women must not touch male monks or hand them something directly.
  2. Do not touch a Cambodian person on the head.
  3. Do not use your fingers or feet to point at someone directly, it’s considered very rude.
  4. If you are a guest at a dinner, do not start eating unless the host has started.
  5. Try your best to keep public displays of affection to a respectful minimum.

 

Food

 

1. Khmer Noodles

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Khmer noodles or Nom Banh Chok is a typical breakfast meal. It’s sold in the mornings by women carrying it around on baskets hanging from a pole balanced on their shoulders. This noodle dish mainly consists of thin rice noodle (meehoon) and topped with green curry gravy made from kaffir lime, lemongrass and turmeric root. Bean sprouts, fresh mint leaves, banana flower, cucumbers, green beans and some other ingredients are to be served together on top as well. There’s also a red curry version which is only available during special occasions.

 

2. Green Mango Salad

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Cambodians absolutely adore mangoes and will eat them at every stage of ripeness. Although it may look similar to Thai green mango salad, but Cambodian green mango salad is more refreshing and has a heavier citrus touch in it, and it is also less spicy.

 

3. Fish Amok

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Fish Amok is one of the most famous Cambodian dishes, it is made of fish, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, galangal, coconut milk, fresh turmeric, shallots, garlic, and some chili. Then it is wrapped and steamed in a banana leaf for the aromatic taste.

 

4. Sweet and Sour Soup with Fish

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This dish is also called Samlor Machu Trey, it is famous amongst most of the households in Cambodia as it is extremely easy to make. The ingredients to make this delicious dish are fish, tamarind juice, celery, lemongrass, bean sprouts, pineapple, fish sauce, garlic, salt and sugar for seasoning.

 

5. Stir-fried Lemongrass Beef

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One of the simple dishes in Cambodia, this particular dish contains beef, red peppers, onion, lemongrass paste, galanga and kaffir lime leaves.

 

20 Places to Visit in Cambodia

 

1. Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat is a world heritage-listed temple complex and it is also the world’s largest religious monument, the place is as big as 402 acres. It was built during the Khmer Empire, by the King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Breaking from the Shaiva tradition from previous kings, the temple was built in dedication to the Hindu god, Vishnu. The complex gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of 12th century. It is one of the best-preserved historic sites around the world.

Website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/668
Entrance fees: A single day pass costs around US$20 (RM85)
Opening hours: 5am to 6pm

How to get there

From Siem Reap, you can take a private van to get to Angkor Wat. Other transportation methods such as tuktuks, bikes and taxis are available too.

Accommodations

1. The Privilege Floor @Borei Angkor

Address: National Road 6, 0369, Banteay Chas, Slorkram, 369, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 969 300
Website: http://privilegefloor.com/borei/

2. Prince d’ Angkor Hotel & Spa

Address: Sivutha Bulvard, B05, Sivatha Blvd Sivatha Road, Krong Siem Reap 93136, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 763 888
Website: http://www.princedangkor.com/

 

2. Koh Ker

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Koh Ker is the former capital of the Khmer Empire, located towards the northern part of Cambodia. This 10th century temple complex’s main feature, Koh Ker Temple is a 7-tiered pyramid. The complex was completely left to the jungle for nearly a thousand years and has been visited until recently. The temple complex also features some very mesmerising and spectacular buildings and sculptures, making it a greta archaeological site.

Website: http://www.kohker-tours.com/
Entrance fee: US$10 (RM42)
Opening hours: 6:45am to 6pm

How to get there

The site is 130 kilometres north of Siem Reap and the road is now paved until the temple site. There are no public transports for tourists but taxi and cars can be arranged at hotels and guest houses. From Preah Vihear city, a motobike ride takes about an hour an a half for one way. US$15 round trip, including waiting time, can be negotiated.

Accommodations

1. Koh Ker Hotel

Address: #008, Watbo Road, Watbo Village, Salakamroek Commune,Corner of Acharhemchiv St., Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 963 234
Website: https://www.cleartrip.com/hotels/info/koh-ker-hotel-535443

2. Lotus Blanc Resort

Address: National Road 6, Kruos Village, Siem Reap 17252, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 969 300
Website: http://lotusblancresort.com/

 

3. Kratie

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A small town located towards the northeastern part of Cambodia. It is known to be one of the best places in the country to spot Irrawaddy dolphins that live in the Mekong River close by. It’s beautiful landscape and tranquility have attracted visitors from all over the world.

How to get there

Buses to or from Stung Treng (one of the provinces that borders with Kratie) takes about 3 hours. With the improving road conditions, bus services have improved and there are a number of transportation options between Stung Treng and Phnom Penh. There are daily buses from Siem Reap to Kratie. They leave at 07:00 and cost US$10. You will have to change buses half way through this journey at Skuon or Suong.

Accommodations

1. River Dolphin Hotel

Address: Sangkat Orussey, Kratie, Cambodia
Phone: +855 72 210 570
Website: http://www.riverdolphinhotel.com/

2. Rajabori Villas Resort

Address: Mekong Road, Koh Trong Island, Kratie 855, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 215 651
Website: http://rajabori-kratie.com/en/home/

 

4. Kep

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Kep was founded as a colonial retreat for the French elite in 1908, the small town is still full of ruined shells of old villas that where destroyed during the Khmer Rouge regime. There’s a famous beach near Kep which people call it the Rabbit Island, some outdoor activities like snorkeling is available.

How to get there

Take a bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot and from there additional 25 kilometres to Kep. The buses to Kampot departure each day at 7:30am and midday around 1:15pm from the central bus station near the central market (Sorya Bus Company; No 168). You may also take a bus directly to Kep taking National Highway No 2 and for the last strip Major Road No 31, which is a little bumpy. The prices with an old air-con bus for both ways are around US$4 per person. The trip usually takes about 4-5 hours.

Accommodations

1. Knai Bang Chatt

Address: Phum Thmey, Sangkat Prey Thom, Kep 908, Cambodia
Phone: +855 36 210 310
Website: http://www.knaibangchatt.com/

2. Le Flamboyant Resort

Address: Rue des Flamboyants, Route 33a, Kep 9547, Cambodia
Phone: +855 17 491 010
Website: http://www.leflamboyant-resort.com/

 

5. Banlung

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Banlung is located towards the nothern part of Cambodia. There are a few tour companies that provide overnight trip into the jungles, allowing adventurous visitors to have a closer connection with mother nature. Visitors can also take this chance to visit the Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake that allow travelers to take a look at some beautiful deep sea lakes.

How to get there

From Kratie, take a public minibus to Banlung, it leaves around 8am and the journey takes 5-6 hours. An alternative would be via the Phnom Penh Soraya Transport bus which will take about 5-7 hours to arrive in Banlung.

Accommodations

1. Terres Rouges Lodge

Address: Boeung Kan Siang Lake, Banlung 16000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 12 770 650
Website: https://ratanakiri-lodge.com/en/home/

2. Ratanakiri-Boutique Hotel

Address: Sangkat Boeung Kan Seng, Banlung, Cambodia
Phone: +855 97 916 7221
Website: http://ratanakiri-boutiquehotel.com/

 

6. Battambang

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Battambang is the second most famous city in Cambodia, especially with travelers and tourists who are interested in Cambodian history. This city was built during the 18th century which later became part of French Indochina. The town has many Angkor-style temples, statues of gods and animals can also be found in public spots.

How to get there

From Siem Reap, there are buses available at 7:30am, 10:30am and 1:30pm. The Capitol bus costs US$4.50 if booking is done at their office in Siem Reap, they will pick you up from your accommodation for free if necessary. Buses are no longer allowed to drive into the city. The new bus station is about 3 kilometres west of the city centre. A tutuk to the city centre will cost about US$1. The major bus companies, e.g. Capitol, Sorya, are still running their offices in the city and offer a free minivan transfer to the bus station.

Accommodations

1. Bric-a-Brac

Address: 2 No 119, Street, 1 block south of Central Market, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 77 531 549
Website: http://bric-a-brac.asia/

2. Battambang Resort

Address: Wat Ko Village, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 12 510 100
Website: http://battambangresort.com/

 

7. Sihanoukville

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This beach was named after a former king, Norodom Sihanouk, Sihanoukville also known as Kompong Saom is the most famous Cambodian beach on the Gulf of Thailand. This is the place where America fought its last battle during the Vietnam War. It is popular amongst backpackers who prefer to stay in huts on the beach rather than some luxurious hotels.

How to get there

From Phnom Penh, take a bus via Capitol Tours near Orussey market, it will take about 5-5.5 hours to arrive. The bus makes stops along the way to pick up people and goods. It will drop you off in downtown Sihanoukville, about 3 kilometres from Serendipity beach, motorbikes and tuk tuks will be waiting there quoting 3-4 dollars for the trip to Ochheuteal or Serendipity.

Accommodations

1. Deluxx Boutique Hotel

Address: 4 St 1035 Sangkat, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 34 934 854
Website: http://www.deluxxhotel.com/

2. Sokha Beach Resort

Address: Street 2 Thnou, Sangkat 4, Mittapheap Dist., Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Phone: +855 34 935 999
Website: http://www.sokhahotels.com/sihanoukville/

 

8. Siem Reap

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Siem Reap houses the world famous Angkor Wat, it is Cambodia’s fastest growing city. Siem Reap is now a major tourist hub, offerings pleasant places to stay while touring the ancient temples. Hotels and restaurants can be found almost anywhere here.

How to get there

Siem Reap International Airport is the second biggest airport in Cambodia, and it is served by various airplane companies like Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, Cathay Dragon, China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Express, China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and many more. For more details, you can always refer to your choice of airline company.

Accommodations

1. Saem Siemreap Hotel

Address: Krom 6, Phoum Sala Kanseng, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 763 711
Website: http://www.saemsiemreaphotel.com/

2. Diamond D’Angkor Boutique

Address: Road 50 (Sok San), Group 08, Sang Kat Svay Dangkom, Siem Reap 17355, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 966 987
Website: http://www.diamondangkor.com/

 

9. Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh is the biggest city in Cambodia, it also acts as the capital of the country. Used to be known as “the pearl of Asia”, this beautiful city is one of the most delightful cities built by the French in Indochina, the city currently is still recovering from war. Some of the attractions in the city include the National Museum and the Royal Palace.

How to get there

Phnom Penh International Airport is the largest airport in Cambodia, located about 7 kilometres west of the city. It is served by various airplane companies like Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Express, China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and many more. For more details, you can always refer to your choice of airline company.

Accommodations

1. The 252

Address: Street 252 #11, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 998 252
Website: http://www.the-252.com/

2. TeaHouse

Address: 242 #32 Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 212 789
Website: https://maads.asia/teahouse

 

10. Popokvil Waterfall

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Popokvil Waterfall is a beautiful two-tiered waterfall, it takes its name from the expression meaning ‘swirling clouds’ due to the mist that constantly surrounds it. Absolutely a great spot to stop by for a relaxing swim.

How to get there

From Phnom Penh, there is regular bus service to Kampot. The cost of the bus trip is usually around US$5 and takes around 3 hours. A quicker and more flexible option is to use a private car transfer, which will cost you US$25 to US$35. From Kep, you can catch a motodup or taxi. The fare is negotiable, around US$5 for a motodup or US$10 for tuk-tuk. From Sihanoukville, there is regular bus service for the two hour trip, or your can use a taxi service for around US$25.

Accommodations

1. Nataya Roundhouse Coral Bay Resort

Address: Prek Ampil, Off Road No. 3, Kampot 07000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 88 402 8944
Website: http://www.natayaresort.com/

2. Thansur Bokor Highland Resort

Address: Bokor Mountain, Kampot 855, Cambodia
Phone: +855 33 683 8888
Website: https://www.thansurbokor.com/

 

11. Preah Vihear

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A stunning Khmer temple built during the 11th and 12th centuries on a 1,722-foot cliff in the Dangrek Mountains. The temple’s structure mainly consists of four levels and four courtyards, it was built in dedication to the Hindu god, Shiva.

How to get there

The easiest way to reach Preah Vihear is from the town of Sra’em, 30 kilometres south. Buses run directly from Phnom Penh via Kompong Thom to Sra’em, leaving in the morning and arriving in the evening. (Be careful not to book a bus to Preah Vihear since these may actually go to the town of Krong Preah Vihear and not Sra’em). They drop you off at the Sra’em central roundabout. Minibuses, once daily, US$8 and shared taxis, US$10, run from Sra’em to Siem Reap via Anlong Veng.

Accommodations

1. Preah Vihear Boutique Hotel

Address: Street Oknha Franna, Choum Ksann Dist, Srah Emm, Cambodia
Phone: +855 88 346 0501
Website: http://preahvihearhotels.com/

2. Sokha Home

Address: National Road 62, Krong Preah Vihear, Cambodia
Phone: +855 77 600 400
Website: http://sokha-home-kh.book.direct/en-gb/

 

12. Ream National Park

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House to beautiful mangrove forests, huge unspoilt beaches, islands, coral reefs and more than 200 bird species including some endangered species. It is an ideal location for boat trips and forest treks.

How to get there

If you take a taxi directly from Phnom Penh, it will take you about 3.5 hours to get to Ream National Park, the price should be around US$25. If you take off from Sihanoukville with a taxi, it will cost you roughly US$6 with a 41-minute drive to get there.

Accommodations

1. Monkey Maya

Address: Monkey Maya, Ream Beach, Ream National Park, Cambodia
Phone: +855 78 760 853
Website: http://www.monkeymayaream.com/

2. Ream Yacht Club

Address: Ream River (PREK TOEUK SAP RIVER), Ream National Park, Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 855
Phone: +855 70 505 350
Website: http://www.sihanoukville.com/hotel-guesthouses/ream-yacht-club-bungalows/

 

13. Tonle Sap

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It is the biggest freshwater lake in South East Asia. During the dry season, the Tonle Sap drains into the Mekong River but when the raining season hits, the flow changes its direction and thus forming a huge lake. It houses many Vietnamese and Cham ethnic communities.

How to get there

Tonle Sap and its many floating villages can be accessed from Siem Reap, Kompong Phluk, Kompong Khleang, Phnom Penh, Kampong Chhnang, Kompong Luong, and Battambang. At all these locations on the lake, tourists are able to rent a boat and driver. Prices vary.

Accommodations

1. Tonle Sap Hotel and Restaurant

Address: Thi 1 Village, Kha Sham, Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
Phone: +855 12 576 811

2. Tonle Sap Hotel

Address: 4-6E0, Street 104, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

14. Silver Pagoda

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It is located within the Royal Palace premise, it houses many national treasures such as gold and jeweled Buddha statues. Some of the most well-known statues are a small 17th century baccarat crystal Buddha and a life size gold Maitreya Buddha decorated with 9584 diamonds.

Entrance fee: US$3 (RM13)
Opening hours: 8am to 11am ; 2:30pm to 5pm

How to get there

The Royal Palace is located on Sothearos Boulevard near the riverfront of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. The easiest way of getting to the Royal Palace is by tuk tuk.

Accommodations

1. The 252

Address: Street 252 #11, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 998 252
Website: http://www.the-252.com/

2. TeaHouse

Address: 242 #32 Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 212 789
Website: https://maads.asia/teahouse

 

15. War Museum Cambodia

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It is the only war museum in Cambodia, it offers visitors an insightful view of what Cambodia had to face during the last few decades. If you have a passion for history, this is a must visit as it houses a unique collection of war machines.

Website: http://www.warmuseumcambodia.com/
Entrance fee: US$5 (RM21)
Opening hours: 8am to 5:30pm

How to get there

The War Museum is located near National Highway No. 6, between the city of Siem Reap and Siem Reap International Airport. A taxi can definitely bring you there.

Accommodations

1. The Privilege Floor @Borei Angkor

Address: National Road 6, 0369, Banteay Chas, Slorkram, 369, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 969 300
Website: http://privilegefloor.com/borei/

2. Prince d’ Angkor Hotel & Spa

Address: Sivutha Bulvard, B05, Sivatha Blvd Sivatha Road, Krong Siem Reap 93136, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 763 888
Website: http://www.princedangkor.com/

 

16. The Killing Fields

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It is one of the largest graveyards in Cambodia, more than a million people were tormented to death during the Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. There is a stupa at the site that is adorned with the skulls of the victims who were killed.

How to get there

The Killing Fields are located in the city of Phnom Penh, a taxi can definitely bring you there.

Accommodations

1. The 252

Address: Street 252 #11, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 998 252
Website: http://www.the-252.com/

2. TeaHouse

Address: 242 #32 Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 212 789
Website: https://maads.asia/teahouse

 

17. Cambodia Landmine Museum

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It is one of the very few places in the world where you will learn about landmines and their dangers, how they impact people especially children and how to disarm them. There is a nursery behind the museum that houses children who were saved from landmines.

Website: http://www.cambodialandminemuseum.org/
Entrance fee: US$3 (RM13)
Opening hours: 7:30am to 5:30pm

How to get there

It is located at the south of the Banteay Srey Temple complex, 25 kilometres north of Siem Reap, and inside the Angkor National Park. A taxi can definitely bring you there.

Accommodations

1. The Privilege Floor @Borei Angkor

Address: National Road 6, 0369, Banteay Chas, Slorkram, 369, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 969 300
Website: http://privilegefloor.com/borei/

2. Prince d’ Angkor Hotel & Spa

Address: Sivutha Bulvard, B05, Sivatha Blvd Sivatha Road, Krong Siem Reap 93136, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 763 888
Website: http://www.princedangkor.com/

 

18. Bokor Hill Station

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The Bokor Hill Station is another must visit attraction in Cambodia. Built in the mid 1920’, it used to serve as a resort town for the French fighters which was later abandoned by them. The place can be a little spooky during the foggy days as the visibility drops to almost nothing.

How to get there

The summit of Bokor (1,080 metres high) is reached at the end of one of the worst roads in Cambodia and the journey is about 30 kilometres. Heavily potholed and scattered with reefs of the original asphalt surface, it is best traveled by 4WD or motorbike.

Accommodations

1. Nataya Roundhouse Coral Bay Resort

Address: Prek Ampil, Off Road No. 3, Kampot 07000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 88 402 8944
Website: http://www.natayaresort.com/

2. Thansur Bokor Highland Resort

Address: Bokor Mountain, Kampot 855, Cambodia
Phone: +855 33 683 8888
Website: https://www.thansurbokor.com/

 

19. Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre

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This is a must visit for people who are a fan of wildlife, covers an area of over 6,000 acres, it is the largest zoo in Cambodia. The rescue centre is run by the Cambodian Forestry Administration in association with an ecological non-benefit association called the Wildlife Alliance.

Website: https://www.wildlifealliance.org/wildlife-phnom-tamao/
Entrance fee: US$5(RM21) for adults and US$2(RM9) for children
Opening hours: 8am to 5pm

How to get there

The wildlife rescue centre is located roughly 40 kilometres south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A bus or taxi can be chattered to get to the location.

Accommodations

1. The 252

Address: Street 252 #11, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 998 252
Website: http://www.the-252.com/

2. TeaHouse

Address: 242 #32 Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 212 789
Website: https://maads.asia/teahouse

 

20. Kampot

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The land of peppers, Kampot is a city located at the southern part of Cambodia. It is known for its pepper plantations and salt fields. Many buildings and architectures that date back to the colonial period can be found here.

How to get there

You can take a taxi from Phnom Penh to Kampot for between US$35-50, buses are also available.

Accommodations

1. Sebana Guesthouse

Address: No 39 Street 7 Makara, Krang Village, Krang Omphil Commune, Kampot 07000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 13 590 522
Website: http://www.sebanaguesthouse.com/

2. Two Moons

Address: Riverside Road, near the Aquatic Center and the Fish Market, Sungkat Kompong Kandal, Kampot 07000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 77 808 537
Website: http://www.twomoonshotel.com/

 

Travel Books

Below are some of the travel books you may find helpful if you are planning for a trip to Cambodia.

 

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cambodia & Laos

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cambodia and Laos is your in-depth guide to the very best of these two countries. Whether you want to explore the temples of Angkor Wat, take a boat trip through the famous Tham Kong Lo caves, or sunbathe on stunning white beaches in southern Cambodia, Cambodia and Laos offer exhilarating options for visitors.

 

Lonely Planet Cambodia (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet Cambodia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stand under the glimmering spires of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, trek the lush rainforest of the Koh Kong Conservation Corridor, or explore the floating village of Kompong Luong; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cambodia and begin your journey now!

 
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  • www.wikipedia.com
  • www.wikitravel.com
  • www.tripadvisor.com.my

 
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  1. Jennifer Yuen on Sep 20, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I recently visited Angkor Wat and a few temples around, Tonle Sap and Sihanoukville with my family. Though Angkor Wat and the temples around are usually the most talked about, we actually enjoyed our boat ride to see sunset at Tonle Sap. Along the river leading to the biggest lake in South East Asia, what welcomed us were the local fishing village communities that lived in houses that were built with long legs to prevent water from floating their home during the monsoon season. It was interesting for us to see how the local lived happily with what they had. A good experience for us to reflect and understand that it is really not what we have outwardly to be happy and contented.

  2. Anne Ong on Sep 17, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Very amazing sites and interesting looking foods! Some of these looks yummy!.. 3. Fish Amok, 2. Green Mango Salad, 1. Khmer Noodles. Places that caught my eyes are….12. Ream National Park, 18. Bokor Hill Station, 11. Preah Vihear, 4. Kep, 4. Kep, 10. Popokvil Waterfall. 2. Koh Ker. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this wonderful article.

  3. Cc on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I missed Cambodia. Was bacpacking with 2 friends. Indeed is a place must visit. Is full of historical and the structure and every peace of the wall are crafted but unfortunately alot of buddha head missing.

    Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in phnom phem. It will make you tears when you see a hill of skeleton heads. They were totured and extermination. It does show us how much suffering during that time and wonder what will happen when Maitreya comes. Will there be another war, killing ,totured and suffer?

  4. freon on Jul 25, 2017 at 1:10 am

    I came to know about Cambodia because of Angkor Wat. Other than that, through this article it opened to me more about Cambodian.

    Angkor Wat is listed as the 7th wonder of the world, and was so famous that is one of the most significant religious centers in the world and it has become the Cambodian symbol and even appears on the country’s national flag. It is the most visited attraction site in Cambodia and one of the hottest attractions in the world. The temple represents Mount Meru. From the ground, Angkor Wat has a height of 213 meters attained with 3 rectangular levels with each one progressively higher than the rectangular below it. It is also said that Angkor Wat is actually a replica of universe on a stone and represents the earthly model of cosmic word. (source: http://www.tourist-destinations.net/2013/08/angkor-wat-cambodia.html)

    Other than Angkor Wat, through this article, I came to learn about Koh Ker which is a temple build like pyramid and have been left in jungle for thousand years.

    Other than temple view, I also get to know beautiful beach at Cambodia, famous food, the unique museums and even learn their culture that we should be aware when we visiting Cambodia.

    Through reading this article, I felt that I have went to Cambodia.
    Travel through reading.

  5. Wai Meng Wan on Jun 26, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I went to Cambodia before, and the Angkor Wat is certainly a mesmerizing place to visit. It has Buddhist and Hindu influences weaved into this complex, as the Kings of Cambodia shifted from Buddhist to Hindu and vice versa.

    There was a school I visited, which was a prison and there many people died. The genocide of the Cambodian was done by their own people, who wanted a new society to emerge, some kind of social engineering. I think most religions are not perfect belief systems but most of the established ones do not condone the massacre of one’s own people just to proof a point. The lesson to learn is that we have to be careful of what we belief in, and check if those things we believe in does it cause unnecessary harm to others?

  6. Vivian Ong on Jun 18, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article about Cambodia. After reading this article, I come to know many interesting sites in Cambodia that is worth visiting especially the temples. Phnom Penh is such a beautiful and a city that is continually growing. Cambodia is really a country that caters to different groups of tourists depending on their interest ranging from food, sceneries, buildings, animals and leisure. Most of the tourists like to visit Cambodia is because their people are known to be extremely helpful, warm and polite.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  7. Fong on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    As these old bastions of Buddhism come online after the years of conflict and bloodshed. we can see the beauty of the land and the culture not to say the beauty of the Buddhism that used to blossom in these countries. We can see Myanmar and Cambodia slowly returning to spirituality.

    But most of all the natural beauty reflects the beauty of the soul of the country.

  8. Lin Mun on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I like looking at the various architecture of buildings. I have been to Cambodia a few times and I like Siem Reap the best. Angkor Wat is so unique and beautiful. We watched the sun rise in Angkor Wat and it was amazing. A place that I would definitely recommend people to visit. I hope the restoration work will continue and the government would be able to receive sufficient fund for this work, so more people are able to visit and to learn the history.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

  9. Stella Cheang on Jun 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    The almost-landlock Cambodia is a very enchanting place to visit, not only because of the grand temple complexes that took after her rich Hindu influence but also due to her glory yet bittersweet history. Recent wars had set Cambodia back decades compared to her peers in the region, with several museums filled with real skeletons to remind us of the brutal history.

    Fortunately, the alluring French-style architectures in Phnom Penh are a bright contrast to the gloomy past, especially if we appreciate spacious courtyard, with wide porches and plenty of tall French windows.

    About a decade ago, visiting Cambodia can be a humbling experience; children as young as 3 years old are seen actively vending pirated Lonely Planets travel books to tourists. Most of them looked mixed, and when enquired further, one will realize they do not know who is their father. Today, Cambodia is fast catching up in terms of modernization. It is a good place to visit.

  10. Samfoonheei on Jun 14, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Amazing ….Cambodia’s history has experience the modern and ancient historic past events.Cambodian culture and tradition have had a rich varied history dating back many centuries.The Cambodian people can be seen as a mixture of hinduism and buddhism, and reflects a country rich in history and heritage. I did not know much of Cambodia except the killing fields and about the war the Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979..After reading these post it sound interesting to visit these place maybe the Angkor wat and a few historical places are worthy visiting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these wonderful post and it brought back memories to me about the Khmer Rouge rule…the movie of killing fields.

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  • Alice Tay
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 11:05 AM
    Already over 60 years and until today most of the Tibetan people still under the dilemma whether want to leave or go. This implied that the convictions of Tibetan people has been deserted and all of their welfare is never improved due to the incapability of the Tibetan leadership. Furthermore, the oracle, Nechung, predicted that Tibetans will be back in Tibet within 5 years, but this prophecy is never realized. Dear Tibetan leadership, how much longer will the people to wait? The people are suffered enough in their daily life.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this meaningful and insightful review on this issue.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/why-tibetans-are-leaving-india.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 10:44 AM
    After 60 years living as refugee in India, there is no development for the Tibetan living in exile. CTA has not done much for his people but instead instill hope that they are going back to Tibet. But the fact is that even the new generation of Tibetan in India have already adapted to the life in India and can’t speak Tibetan. Where would there see a need to go back to Tibet? And if the living condition in India is so bad and status remained as refugee for sure they would have find ways to have a better future elsewhere and that is logical.

    I hope very soon CTA would quickly change their mind to think and act for the best for his people. Stop creating more issues to disunite the people for example Dorje Shugden ban.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/why-tibetans-are-leaving-india.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 10:31 AM
    It’s a heartfelt watching the video of how pigs are slaughtered . Sad can imagine the pig suffering, so much of agony and pain before the hour of death. No living beings will choose to die with so much suffering. Hopefully more people are aware of these slaughtering and stop consuming meat go on vegetarian to cut down the killings.
    Be kind to them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article to create more awareness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/pig-slaughter-in-taiwan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 10:31 AM
    With so many hundreds of baby southern right whales dead washed ashore around Patagonia. Researchers are launching an investigation into the unexplained deaths of hundreds of young southern right whales. The southern right whales is the biggest sea mammal in the world and one of the planet’s most vulnerable marine species. Its has a feature of a dark, gray and blackish body, heavy and with no dorsal fin. Conservationists, scientists and researchers are determined by all means to find out the cause of the death as the populations could go extinct in no time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/sad-news-at-sea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 10:30 AM
    A powerful quote of wisdom by HH the 14th Dalai Lama. Buddhism is unique among the world’s major world religions. Many people consider themselves spiritual but not religious and having religion without being spiritual is emptiness. Wisdom and compassion in Buddhism, inspires us to make our life much better spiritually.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/wisdom.html
  • Alice Tay
    Saturday, Apr 21. 2018 02:26 AM
    Personally, I think it is about 30% from the above mentioned list of animals are very rare as I never heard before. To protect all these endangers wildlife and having considered that hunting has contributed to the extinction of animal species, I hope that Malaysian Government will consider to tighten the regulations on the killing of wildlife.

    Thank you for this wonderful sharing about Malaysia’s beautiful wildlife.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/20-awesome-malaysian-animals.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Apr 20. 2018 09:57 PM
    During the papacy of Pope Leo X, a widely practiced way of fundraising was to offer salvation to people who could afford it; meaning the rich people could done all evil and gone sin-free. Much fund was needed in order to sustain the Pope’s lavish patronage in culture and arts. He practiced nepotism, which was no difference from abuse of power. It seemed that Pope Leo X was a corrupted leader, abused his authority and manipulated religious issues for his personal gain. One would wondered how a religious leader could have no discipline in his controlling his own desire and only cared about himself and his crony. It certainly cast much bad light on the religion he represented. Unfortunately, all the above traits are familiar to us because they are extremely similar to how the CTA rules today from Dharamsala. The CTA is corrupted, abuses their power and manipulates religious affairs to suit their personal gain; i.e. cover their failure and to raise fund in fake pretext. May more people see the truth behind the CTA ugly intention and step forward or step up to challenge them. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-controversial-pope-leo-x.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 20. 2018 01:12 PM
    Interesting……..discovery by scientist that extra terrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years ago.. From the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the US. They are convinced and reveals that the truth about mankind’s contact with extra terrestrial aliens long ago including historical text and photos. Hundreds of strange disks are discovered in a cave in China that appear to tell the story of an ancient extra terrestrial crash on Earth. Having discovered ancient gold mine has proven to be of hundreds thousand years old pointing to the theory and facts of an extinct civilisation of aliens on earth. Multiple cultures from different part of the world has shared experiences of alien visitation as well ,proving that ancient aliens definitely exists even before mankind.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting video and glad to know more of the discoveries .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-season-1-episode-4-the-mission.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 20. 2018 01:11 PM
    So touching watching this amazing video of the leopard showing love and compassion to a different species ,a small tiny baboon. The leopard even to the extend helping the tiny baboon on to the tree. Its very rare leopard not kill other beings. Animals experience the same range of emotions as humans, and researchers have proven that some animals do feel a full range of emotions, including fear, joy, happiness, shame, embarrassment, resentment, jealousy, rage, anger, and love. Hence do not hurt and kill animals , give them a chance to live like humans. Go on vegetarian is the best choice.
    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/leopard-saves-baby-baboon-must-watch.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 20. 2018 01:11 PM
    Life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. To strive for a more impressive meaningful , purposeful in life which involves recognising and accepting our higher potential will be more rewarding. With the powerful Dharma Protector …Dorje Shugden guiding us is indeed a define success in our heart of hearts. The powerful Protector will helps us nor matter when and what race and faith when we trusted fully in it. We will become inspired, have peace of mind and be able to achieve much more in life beyond. It will change our life , doing the activities that we love and spending time with the people that we love. By cultivating the ability to help people be happy, and to relieve them of the suffering they experienced.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella for this beautiful article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/finding-deeper-meaning-in-life-with-dorje-shugden.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Apr 20. 2018 06:10 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche and the support team for all of these inspirational quotes that really make us think deeply about various aspects of life.

    A question comes to mind: ”What are we waiting for?” Do the dharma work before it is too late as death can happen at any time.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/people-for-peace.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 19. 2018 11:42 AM
    Interesting article……as I used to think that angel are associated with the Christian faith. As I see pictures of angels always adorned in white and in the light. There also appeared in the holy scriptures and graphics on walls of ancient buildings. After reading this article I concluded that I believe aliens and angels do exist as be extra-terrestrials who may be beings from different realms. In Buddhism, there are some other forms of life existing in other parts of the universe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting video and article

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/are-angels-ancient-aliens-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 19. 2018 11:42 AM
    Beautiful poems , it’s a reminder for us all to appreciate our life as life is short and unpredictable. We could liberate our sufferings by learning , practicing dharma and doing dharma work to live our life meaningful. Free ourselves from suffering and live a life of compassion, fearlessness and joy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful poem.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/suffering-is-my-protector.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 18. 2018 09:36 PM
    This article is beautifully presented to capture the contribution of our forefathers who brought with them development and prosperity to Bentong and also other parts of Malaysia. During those days, many immigrants from China came to Malaysia and invested their wealth and effort in this land that was rich in natural resources but otherwise raw and untouched. They made this land their home. Because of them, Bentong is now prosperous and thriving with businesses and industries that can compete in the world arena. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/chinese-influx-to-bentong-in-the-early-days.html#comments
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 18. 2018 02:56 PM
    Wow…..amazing watching such a very rare video. We are so fortunate able to see this with a better knowledge of oracles that have existed over thousands years ago in Tibet. This is a very valuable information which provide a great insight into the world of oracles in exiled Tibet. Watching Namsel Donma the only woman oracle was fantastic, she is so strong, powerful and so as the rest of the man oracle in the video. It show us that there are other forms of spiritual beings do exist as depicted in statues and thangkas. HH Dalai Lama gave a good explanation of the incredible phenomena of oracles. I do enjoyed watching, thank you Rinpoche for sharing this rare video.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/fantastic-oracle-film.html

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Sculpture demigoddesses Singhini (lioness goddess) on the upper terrace in front of Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
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Comic drawn by Tendor, a prominent Free Tibet activist-Every Tibetan knows that although His Holiness the Dalai Lama says he is retired from politics, he is in full control of the Tibetan government in exile. No member of the government will dare carry out any decisions without His Holiness' approval. He is retired for the sake of the west so he does not look like a dictator.~Tenzin Damchoe
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It would be wonderful if everyone can recite these two mantras 100k each focusing on Shakyamuni Buddha and His powerful healing energies. Not collectively but each person 100k each of each mantra. Praise to Shakyamuni the Sage who showed us a permanent way to bliss.
In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche\'s photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden
在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
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In Tibet Shannan area Riwoche Ling Monastery, devotees are putting Tsem Rinpoche's photo inside the cabinet together with the Buddha he loves - Dorje Shugden 在西藏山南日乌曲林寺,信徒们把詹杜固仁波切的法照和他最敬爱的多杰雄登护法像摆在一起
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Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
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"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
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In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
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At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
3 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
3 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
3 months ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
3 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
3 months ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
4 months ago
This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
5 months ago
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
5 months ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
5 months ago
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
5 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
5 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
5 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
5 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
5 months ago
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
5 months ago
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
5 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
5 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
6 months ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
6 months ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
6 months ago
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
6 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
6 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
6 months ago
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
 These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
6 months ago
These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
6 months ago
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
6 months ago
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
6 months ago
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France.  Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
6 months ago
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France. Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa\'s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. 

This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
6 months ago
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa's tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits. Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
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    Beautiful Buddha being sculpted from clay.
  • After a while, you are are numb and you just keep doing it. You don’t know what you are doing and you don’t see it for what it really is. Tsem Rinpoche
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    After a while, you are are numb and you just keep doing it. You don’t know what you are doing and you don’t see it for what it really is. Tsem Rinpoche
    Please share this as much as possible. Please care. Please help: http://www.patreon.com/weanimals
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    OSER GIRL IS SO SMART AND CUTE AND EVERYONE LOVES HER
  • It is a very painful process before the animals are finally dead.
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    It is a very painful process before the animals are finally dead.
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    7 months ago
    If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
  • Take a look at what singer Nicki Minaj did.
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    Take a look at what singer Nicki Minaj did.
  • Animals are enslaved to do a human’s job, this must stop.
    7 months ago
    Animals are enslaved to do a human’s job, this must stop.
  • This is how the chickens are killed in the farm, they die a very horrible death.
    7 months ago
    This is how the chickens are killed in the farm, they die a very horrible death.
  • America likes to police the world but their own record of civil rights is not on track. Watch this video from people of color in the US.
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    America likes to police the world but their own record of civil rights is not on track. Watch this video from people of color in the US.
  • Important video to watch and learn.
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    Important video to watch and learn.
  • Bigfoot’s voice captured on tape.
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    Bigfoot’s voice captured on tape.
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    7 months ago
    Amazing video that you will not regret watching.
  • Norma Jean
    8 months ago
    Norma Jean
    These are the heartbreaking scenes we see over and over again, that we share in the hopes of telling the stories of those who otherwise would have suffered and vanished from this earth without a trace. This is Norma Jean. Free for a little over five months, she knew more happiness than millions of her sisters ever will. But she couldn’t escape the fate genetically programmed into her as an egg producing machine. She seemed more lethargic than usual this morning, so we brought her inside to administer fluids and antibiotics in the hopes of pulling her through until we could get her in to see our vet. She couldn’t hang on. She died this evening shortly after this video was taken, severely infected from the rotting egg yolk adhered to various organs throughout her abdominal cavity. Like virtually every single one of her sisters, caged or free range, rescued or not, she paid the ultimate price for eggs (from FB)
  • If you want to change the world, start of by making your bed
    8 months ago
    If you want to change the world, start of by making your bed
    If you want to change the world, measure a person by the size of their heart
  • Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits a Hindu mandir (temple)
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    Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits a Hindu mandir (temple)
    While on a visit to a Hindu mandir (temple), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks on diversity as Canada's strength.

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Thank you guys for the donation! #SegiUniversity boys! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you guys for the donation! #SegiUniversity boys! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Families receiving their much needed surplus fresh surplus provisions right in front of their door step thanks to all the dedicated #volunteers! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Families receiving their much needed surplus fresh surplus provisions right in front of their door step thanks to all the dedicated #volunteers! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Free haircut service for Kechara Soup Kitchen clients from Silkcut Hair Studio and Glam Hair Studio.
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Free haircut service for Kechara Soup Kitchen clients from Silkcut Hair Studio and Glam Hair Studio.
Explore the universe within.
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Explore the universe within.
Our distribution to the Orang Asli villages in Bentong yesterday evening. Thank you to all not forgetting the local volunteers as well. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Our distribution to the Orang Asli villages in Bentong yesterday evening. Thank you to all not forgetting the local volunteers as well. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Uncle Ng with his "No Look" pose today in the kitchen. Thanks to Wei Di, Jian King, Henry Poong who helped in the kitchen today. Justin @ KSK
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Uncle Ng with his "No Look" pose today in the kitchen. Thanks to Wei Di, Jian King, Henry Poong who helped in the kitchen today. Justin @ KSK
Dorje Shugden Chapel in the heart of Bentong! Visit this beautiful chapel at the entrance to Kechara Paradise, 84, Jalan Ah Peng, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. Picture courtesy by Pastor Albert, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Dorje Shugden Chapel in the heart of Bentong! Visit this beautiful chapel at the entrance to Kechara Paradise, 84, Jalan Ah Peng, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. Picture courtesy by Pastor Albert, shared by Pastor Antoinette
当我去Zambala Room 的时候Kai Te 很开心的说“老师!!!你看我画的美丽人生”我问“哇哈!!好棒噢!你画的好好噢!这个就是你的美丽人生?”Kai Te 回我说“是的!!!这里还有美丽的屋子” 看他满足的笑容,满满的正能量,多疗愈啊!By Asyley Chia KSDS
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当我去Zambala Room 的时候Kai Te 很开心的说“老师!!!你看我画的美丽人生”我问“哇哈!!好棒噢!你画的好好噢!这个就是你的美丽人生?”Kai Te 回我说“是的!!!这里还有美丽的屋子” 看他满足的笑容,满满的正能量,多疗愈啊!By Asyley Chia KSDS
Throw back last Sunday topic 8 freedom and 10 endowment leading by Teacher Kien and Teacher Lin Mun. Everybody paying full attention while teacher sharing.Well done children. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Throw back last Sunday topic 8 freedom and 10 endowment leading by Teacher Kien and Teacher Lin Mun. Everybody paying full attention while teacher sharing.Well done children. By Asyley Chia KSDS
Ready!!! Get set Throw!!!2 to 4 year old games Time.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Ready!!! Get set Throw!!!2 to 4 year old games Time.By Asyley Chia KSDS
Teacher Alice demonstrate full lotus sit to the Class 2 to 4 year old children.By Asyley Chia KSDS
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Teacher Alice demonstrate full lotus sit to the Class 2 to 4 year old children.By Asyley Chia KSDS
Thank you to Calvin Chan and students from Chung Ling Butterworth High School who helped carry the heavy groceries to needy families. Great to see the younger generation spending their time serving the community. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you to Calvin Chan and students from Chung Ling Butterworth High School who helped carry the heavy groceries to needy families. Great to see the younger generation spending their time serving the community. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Team Cambridge University Press Malaysia also helped to evaluate applicants applying for our food bank assistance programme. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Team Cambridge University Press Malaysia also helped to evaluate applicants applying for our food bank assistance programme. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
466kg of #surplusfood were redistributed to 76 needy families in PPR Beringin on Thursday with the help of these dedicated #volunteers. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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466kg of #surplusfood were redistributed to 76 needy families in PPR Beringin on Thursday with the help of these dedicated #volunteers. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
KISG has carried out prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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More wisdom please log on to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
Powerful Dukkar or White Umbrella Puja  “To cut asunder completely all malignant demons, to cut asunder all the spells of others…to turn aside all enemies and dangers and hatred...”  Dukkar manifested from the crown of Buddha Shakyamuni as a personification of Buddha’s victory umbrella, and is commonly regarded as the female counterpart to Avalokiteshvara (Kuan Yin), the Buddha of Compassion. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dukkar-puja-fund-for-legal-affairs, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Powerful Dukkar or White Umbrella Puja “To cut asunder completely all malignant demons, to cut asunder all the spells of others…to turn aside all enemies and dangers and hatred...” Dukkar manifested from the crown of Buddha Shakyamuni as a personification of Buddha’s victory umbrella, and is commonly regarded as the female counterpart to Avalokiteshvara (Kuan Yin), the Buddha of Compassion. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dukkar-puja-fund-for-legal-affairs, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Teacher Kien led the students to recite Migtsema & Manjushri mantras before the class start. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Kien led the students to recite Migtsema & Manjushri mantras before the class start. Alice Tay, KSDS
Doing prostrations to the Buddhas is another way of collecting extensive merit. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Doing prostrations to the Buddhas is another way of collecting extensive merit. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS students paid respect and do prostrations to Lama Tsongkhapa. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KSDS students paid respect and do prostrations to Lama Tsongkhapa. Alice Tay, KSDS
Welcome the new joining volunteer teacher, Yvonne, helped the class age between 2 years old and 6 years old. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Welcome the new joining volunteer teacher, Yvonne, helped the class age between 2 years old and 6 years old. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Laura is the youngest KSDS volunteer teacher, to take care for the children mainly age between age 7 and 8. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Teacher Laura is the youngest KSDS volunteer teacher, to take care for the children mainly age between age 7 and 8. Alice Tay, KSDS
20 birds were released this afternoon. Bird Liberation @ Kechara Penang Study Group ~ Jacinta Goh
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20 birds were released this afternoon. Bird Liberation @ Kechara Penang Study Group ~ Jacinta Goh
Kids watched in awe. May they realise the ultimate Bodhicitta ~Jacinta Goh, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Kids watched in awe. May they realise the ultimate Bodhicitta ~Jacinta Goh, Kechara Penang Study Group
Led by Pastor Patsy, 108 mantra seeds of Medicine Buddha were being planted and hopefully the birds will have a good rebirth in their next lives and may they meet and practice Dharma strongly ~Jacinta Goh
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Led by Pastor Patsy, 108 mantra seeds of Medicine Buddha were being planted and hopefully the birds will have a good rebirth in their next lives and may they meet and practice Dharma strongly ~Jacinta Goh
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