Angulimala – The Garland of Fingers

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During Buddha Shakyamuni’s time, an Indian boy was born. Named “Ahimsaka” meaning harmless in Sanskrit, he was later known as Angulimala.

The Pali word ‘Angulimala’ directly translates to “finger mala” or a rosary of fingers. It is a story about a man named Angulimala who quickly excelled in his Dharma studies, but then found himself going down a dark and dangerous path. He lived the younger years of his life spiritually, but due to the jealousy from his peers he was shunned by his community… even by his parents!

He decided to take on a life as a robber and set out to make a mala-like garland of 1,000 fingers – one from every person he killed! For his 1,000th finger, Buddha Shakyamuni appeared before him. Angulimala saw him as his final victim and ran after him. But as much as Angulimala tried to get closer to his last victim, Buddha Shakyamuni always remained one step ahead of him.

Buddha Shakyamuni then gave a short teaching, and Angulimala broke down and cried and requested to be taken in as Shakyamuni’s student.

Angulimala’s life story is especially famous within the Theravadan school. His story shows how it is possible to change your life for the better even after committing so many negative deeds. A lot of people may feel that after creating so much negativity, there’s no turning back. Perhaps they don’t know how to change their life for the better, or that perhaps no one would give them a chance.

Like Milarepa – there are some saints who have hurt and killed many people… however, despite that, they are able to attain the state of Nirvana in that lifetime. Perhaps then, there is a way?

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Read the comic to find out why he wanted so many fingers… !

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18 Responses to Angulimala – The Garland of Fingers

  1. Andy on Aug 4, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Thank You for posting this comics. Dear Rinpoche I would like to share with you a buddhist hymms on Angulimala. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_WL2WgETIE

  2. Adeline Woon on Aug 4, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I have always liked this story of Angulimala. It shows that good and bad are nothing but our own misconceptions. Although there is always hope for us to walk out of this, nevertheless the Guru plays the utmost important role in guiding us on how to. Hence, we have to create the cause(s) to meet with the wise Guru who has no interest for his/herself but others, who is wise and enlightened, and who we will forever follow until we reach enlightenment ourselves. Homage to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha!

  3. Sean Wang on Aug 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I always found the story of Angulimala interesting. It reminds people that no matter how bad people are, they still have a good part of them deep inside.

    I have read another version of this story where it is the teacher who tells Angulimala to collect 1000 fingers. He collected a few then he discovered that crows stole the fingers from the cave he hid them in, so he hung them around his neck.

    In the version I read other than the one presented here, Angulimala survives being pelted by stones. But I find this version much more interesting.

  4. .. .. .. on Aug 11, 2011 at 4:57 am

    I love these comics. . they are so easy to look at & read

    with essential and important teachings of the Buddha -)

    I was listening to Amy Winehouse’s ‘love is a losing game’ which

    seemed to connect with the story of the lady with the mustard seed.

    thank-you, so many important things to think about and try to

    accommodate – its a beautiful song. .by the way!)

  5. su_zan on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Thank you for sharing the story. I have always liked this story of Angulimala. Few years ago he air this show 2 weeks after wesak in the Tourism Center 3 to 4 years ago. I watch the movie twice. I like the movie a lot. Could not find the movie anywhere later.

    This sharing realy fresh my mind re the movie. It show that no matter how bad a person are there is always some goodness inside and all have equal chance to attain enlightenment.

  6. Sock Wan on Aug 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    This is a very interesting story. It shows that everyone of us make mistakes, we have to be responsible to our mistakes. However, by being regretful and be compassionate, we will be able to ‘correct’ our mistakes. The choice is in us, no one can change our lives for better or worse except for ourselves.

  7. freon on Sep 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I am in the middle of struggling on something. Feeling of unfair, angry, ego stem from the mind to heart. Thus, i search through Master Tsem’s blog trying to look for an answer. Tears in my eyes as i reading this story, wash away the hatred and ego as i reading it. To be able to forgives those people who mistreat us, it is not easy. Normally, we will thinking to fight back. But, this story gave “life” to me again. Ya, what do i need in me now. What is the final product i want? I beg myself dont leave Dharma again. Thank you Master Tsem. I prostrate to you for creating this blog to serve as a “medicine” when i am “sick”.

  8. James Long on Sep 23, 2011 at 12:25 am

    好久没阅读漫画了。这漫画真好,在娱乐的同时又学到善知识。克媒也在仁波切的启发下出版了中英文“宗卡巴大师”的生平画册。

    如果善用不同的媒体,我们能把好的讯息带给大家。

    这些故事都有激励的作用,不能抹杀有前科的人修行的机会。

  9. So Kin Hoe on Nov 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. This is a very meaningful story to me.

  10. Lim Tat Ming on Jun 17, 2012 at 12:55 am

    If Angulimala is capable of attaining the state of Nirvana in his lifetime even after committing such heavy negative actions of killing 999 persons, it shows that we can purify even the heaviest negative karma. Nothing stays permanent. Everything changes including our karma. Hence there is hope for everyone.
    We must then use our rare and golden opportunity NOW to purify our karma.

  11. Lim Han Nee on Jun 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Angulimala had the merit to meet with a perfect teacher, Lord Buddha himself. Thus,despite having committed such a heinous sin as murdering 999 people, he was able to purify all his negative karma and attain liberation from suffering and from samsara.

    As is said in the Lamrim, “(In degenerate times),I, (Buddha ) Vajradha myself, will come in the form of Masters”. Thus,in this lifetime, we have the precious merit of meeting with our Guru(the Perfect Teacher), who is an emanation of Buddha Vajradha, himself. If we believe our Guru is Buddha and follow all his instructions, we will be able to purify all our negative karma through our Guru’s skillful methods.

  12. Martin on Dec 20, 2012 at 2:48 am

    The story of Angulimala is not only about the redemptive power of the Dharma which is a given, and cannot be doubted. We may read the story and instantly think that the sheer proximity to Dharma and Guru can do its work on us automatically without any involvement on our part.

    Angulimala was born and given the name Ahimsa, which is a beautiful name. He wasn’t born a monster but was born with a pre-inclination to commit harm presumably from the negative karma he accrued in past lives. And here, we have to understand that we are all like that and we are born with certain imprints, which inclines us towards a certain behavior. It is something we have to be aware of in ourselves.

    Ahimsa was diligent and smart and grew into a young man with a lot of potential ahead. But he encountered his share of wickedness and injustice and sadness turned into bitterness and perhaps that gave raise to all his negative karma which took over as he became Angulimala who then gave full expression to his anger and sense of hopelessness. Would he have reacted differently to his misfortune had he met the Buddha and understood the Dharma earlier? Would he have raged against the injustice he suffered as the result of his karma? Probably not.

    When Angulimala met the Buddha, he did not only realize his mistake and regretted and repented. But he also let go of the ill feelings and wrongs that were brought upon him, and he also let go of the guilt and wrong-doing he committed up to that point. He did not dwell on them any longer and in releasing all the good and the bad he experienced, he made way fully for the Dharma. Angulimala did not run away from his past, he simply accepted them and moved on with the Buddha.

    That interpretation may not be in the story but I think we know it to be true. We cannot embrace our future and our past at the same time. Angulimala did not provide excuses for his bad deeds, he did not blame the unfair world, he did not refer to his pain and suffering nor did he hide from his evil deeds. Like many of us, he had every reason he could have called on to justify himself but he just embraced the Dharma. And perhaps this is where we err even when we come into the Dharma. We do not let go of our pain, our fears and whatever emotions we allow to define us. We do not fully surrender and therefore we do not reap the full harvest of peace from the Dharma. Some might say that Angulimala was luck to have met the Buddha himself but I think to meet the Dharma is to have met the Buddha himself. To meet the Guru, too, is to have met the Buddha in person.

    We see how the Dharma released him whatever was driving his emotions and made him into what he was. Before the Dharma, he raged against his karma as he faced afflictions. After the Dharma, he accepted his karma even as he was being beaten to death. In accepting his karma, he felt no anger and instead realized how we are all afflicted by our own karma. he is saying people are not bad on purpose, only people controlled by their ignorance. He realized compassion and took complete refuge in the Buddha (Buddham Saranam Gachami). Angulimala had more than most to overcome but in the Dharma he overcome all and attained Nirvana.

    Those of us who are lucky enough to have met the Dharma should similarly let go and fully embrace the Buddha’s Dharma and let it do its work in us.

    (Sorry this is so long)

  13. Jessica Yap on Jan 6, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    What a great story. When I reached the last two pages, I felt the sour sensation in my nose and I was tearing up.. I felt that it is not easy to realize one’s sins and repent. Angulimala must’ve did something right in his past lives to be able to cross paths with Buddha himself.. Very touching and educational at the same time! Will definitely share this story with others! It is never too late to change and repent if we are sincere.

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche! I loved it!

  14. Indira Kai on Jan 17, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you! I am a schizophrenic longing for peace of mind. Through this article, I found peace and serenity of mind – Nirvana.

  15. Sean Wang on Feb 7, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    The story of Angulimala is a story that should be told to all, especially people who have given up due to them being bad for a portion of their life (Like prisoners).

    Angulimala’s story is proof that despite the amount of negative things you do, redemption is possible.Though Angulimala had murdered many, he still felt peace at the time of death due to his meeting with the Buddha. We should not stop doing the Dharma because we did something wrong. Instead we should work harder in the Dharma to make things right..

    When Angulimala was pelted by stones, it is due to people not recognizing him as the saint he is at the time. This shows that we must always be on our best behavior as it will create the image in other’s eyes. Also, the pelting was purification to ensure Angulimala can go to a better rebirth as his bad karma had been purified.

  16. Sharon Saw on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I love the story of Angulimala though this comic version is different from the one i remember. In the one i have read before, Angulimala is told by his false teacher to gather 1000 fingers and he is just following his teacher’s instructions. The Buddha was going to be his 1000th victim and all he wanted was to fulfil the teacher’s instruction. This is still a good story on its own merits though. The main lesson i get from this story is that we have the power to change our karma when we change our attitude and actions. Even someone who has committed so many sins like Angulimala can become enlightened in one lifetime from his faith in the Buddha.

    The story of how Angulimala healed the lady just because he had faith in the Buddha who told him he could heal also reminded me of what Tsem Rinpoche had said before, that we can have the power to bless and not just Rinpoche. If we follow Rinpoche’s instructions, are sincere and have a good motivation, we can have the power to bless people also.

  17. Vinnie Tan on Nov 23, 2013 at 2:35 am

    This is the first time for me reading the story of Angulimala. It is so fascinating. How much a person can change and transform due to regretting their past actions. Thank you Rinpoche for always reminding us that regret can be powerful only if we take actions to it. Instead of just saying that we regret for certain actions and do not take any actions to follow up on what we have realised.

  18. Konchok Shempeh on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:17 am

    This is a pathetic.

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    When you have something very helpful and excellent in your life that has benefitted you, naturally you want to share with others. Well that is how I feel. During the Lunar New Year’s we go travel the various parts of the city to distribute some love, blessings and protection. See the sample of what we have been distributing in the hundreds. We will continue and do more. Many contact us to sponsor these to be printed and framed and we are grateful for their contributions. Many wish to contribute because they see how it has helped them too. Many thank us for receiving this into their lives and blessed. I really enjoy being beneficial to others. See the super short but nice video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxxZkRDFdQY
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    It’s 3:01 Am and we are still working on two separate blog posts. Lots of research and writing. Happy though. Next few days we are going to various parts of the city to give away framed pictures of Dorje Shugden for people to keep and worship of various sizes but the 5×7 inch size goes very well. Easy for people to carry home I suppose.. This week we gave away over 50 pieces. People just grabbed it and loved Dorje Shugden especially when we explained who He is and we shared the mantra with them too. We just walk up and down the street to various businesses and hand them out on the street too. Every week we try to go to various parts of the cities and distribute framed pictures of Protector Dorje Shugden as we know it will benefit many people. Various people sponsor the printing of the picture and frames. Many people show great appreciation and put the pictures to their foreheads to show great respect. Very satisfying. Tsem Rinpoche
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H.H. the 5th Dalai Lama made a chapel and large statue to Dorje Shugden in Lhasa. This chapel still stands in Lhasa hundreds of years later. This is the magnificent statue inside the shrine. This statue commissioned by 5th Dalai Lama.
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In the great Sera Monastery in Tibet, in their chapel they have a special Dorje Shugden statue available for the monks and public.
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In His Holiness the Panchen Rinpoche's large Tashi-Lhunpo Monastery in Tibet, there is a special large chapel and prayer hall dedicated to Dorje Shugden. Here is the main statue in this chapel. The 9th, 10th and current Panchen Rinpoche all worships Dorje Shugden.
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This is Setrap and Dorje Shugden together in Gaden Monastery built by Tsongkapa in Tibet. They have been worshipped for hundreds of years together in this holy Protector chapel.
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Very rare painting of Yellow Yamantaka. He has Manjushri's head on His own head and holding Manjushri again. Beautiful.
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This thangka is so complete. It has: Gaden Heaven, Yamantaka, Vajra Yogini, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, Setrap one level in the mandala above Shugden, Shugden's complete entourage, Kache Marpo below and also below is Namka Barzin. Beautiful.
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Very true!
4 hours ago
We are ready to help you invite DORJE SHUGDEN back home today!! Come up and see me some time!! What a nice group of people. So beautiful! Tsem Rinpoche 
8 hours ago
I will fearlessly carry on the lineage of my root and lineage gurus. Sarva Mangalam. Tsem Rinpoche 
23 hours ago
Yeah, you can say I like Dorje Shugden. LOL. TR
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I am honoured to have my root and lineage gurus with me. I will always follow them till the end. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Long time and dedicated students of Kechara. I wish them the best always. Tsem Rinpoche 
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My good  friend who happens to be a special person is looking fit and healthy. I am sure happy to see this. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Producing hundreds of Dorje Shugden framed pictures to give away. We often travel to different parts of the city and pass out frames to business, shops, individuals and share about Shugden's benefits with people. They love it. Some ask for more. Some thank us  profusely to say later Shugden has helped them. This our way of sharing something good. Many people sponsors frames and printing for this to be done. 
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When we apply spiritual principles to our lives, we find peace within ourselves. We find healing, purpose & calm. It can be achieved.~Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
Does anyone know what is a Nalusa Falaya? Watch this interesting documentary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=60390
3 days ago
I find this profound. Just because everyone else likes samsara and it's false trappings, doesn't mean we are right to follow it. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 days ago
This book and picture of Manjushri is for Anthony. Pastor David will send. TR
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Kechara's Pastor JJ giving a talk on Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and how he became Dorje Shugden. 
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Why is Patsy profound? See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=60446
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You want to know a little more on psychic powers? Let me share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=60390
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We have so much and we can do much more. We must focus out and not in. We must not feel sorry for ourselves and forget our purpose to be born. Reflect on this picture and give your lives meaning beyond bills, eating, entertainment, fears, sleeping and death. Tsem Rinpoche
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We can invoke upon Manjushri for insight, clarity and wisdom. We should  do so daily. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 days ago
More people are sharing how Dorje Shugden has helped their lives very much. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 days ago
Take good look at this picture. Your life is fine & you should focus out. You are infinitely better than so many, be grateful, be kind & generous. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
Wonderful puja being done in Tsem Ladrang today for a special person who is ill. TR
5 days ago
Teaching videos on our lineage and practice coming soon! 
5 days ago
This is important to have. Keep this. Tsem Rinpoche 
6 days ago
Our shrines are our sacred connection to the divine.~Tsem Rinpoche 
7 days ago
This is a good one!
1 week ago
Would love to have some really authentic Tibetan food. I have ppl who can cook one or two dishes here, but nothing like the whole authentic spread. Kalmuck food too-it would be nice to have. Kalmuck (Mongol) and Tibetan food have similarities.. For the last 20 years Losar or Tsagan is something I am on my own always. There are no Tibetans or Kalmucks around for hundreds if not thousands of miles. I am always alone. As you know I am half Tibetan and half Kalmuck in heritage.Though the beautiful Chinese people where I am celebrate the Lunar New Year, it's done differently. I am not lonely or 'desperate' for Mongol or Tibetan food/culture, but it would be nice to be around it a little after so long of being on my own. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Don’t miss this: Offering onto Vajra Yogini: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=60097
1 week ago
H.H. The Dalai Lama receiving teachings from his guru H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
My favorite personal thangka with His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in the centre. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”- Martin Luther King Jr.
1 week ago
Smoking is an illusion that it makes you relax. Ciggies are just like a mini samsara in your mouth, it promises you everything and delivers nothing....LOL..why bother. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
This is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche's personal statue of Dorje Shugden. Very blessed. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
If we don't practice the dharma but we are in the dharma, we never lean much and when difficulties occur, we react negatively. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
If someone doesn't like your opinion, your beliefs and style, why do they visit your blog and social media space daily. Extract information and post it up and discuss about it? Why would they bring more attention and audience to you by doing that? Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Discussion for out teachings videos coming out soon. 
2 weeks ago
This is Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen's very special thangka. I wanted to share this very much. Beautiful. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58624
2 weeks ago
My nice new mystical poster. 
2 weeks ago
Guess what is shiny and sacred? Surprise yourself here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58855
2 weeks ago
Please open the picture by clicking on it and read the caption carefully. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Great Kechara teaching videos coming out soon!!
2 weeks ago
Please read this and share. I feel it's important. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Winston is sure witty. I love it...being tactful is so necessary. It's not being fake but skilfull. TR
2 weeks ago
Very too to remember this one. TR
2 weeks ago
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  • Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya in the 60s
    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya in the 60s
    In the 1960s, H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Ling Rinpoche would always organize Lama Chöpa (Guru puja-composed by Panchen Rinpoche) with 1000 offerings in Bodhgaya and would often be joined in by H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and sometimes the 16th Karmapa would even join in. Wonderful. Watch this blessed and old footage of the two Yongzins doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya. Yongzin is the special title to those who were the root and close teachers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. There were two official Yongzins. Trijang Rinpoche and Ling Rinpoche were the Yongzins of the current Dalai Lama for over 40 years living nearby to Dalai Lama and passing him all the teachings necessary. They were extremely kind and giving all necessary teachings, empowerments and oral transmissions that Dalai Lama is disseminating to the world today to millions. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    3 weeks ago
  • Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29986205
    4 months ago
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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
    4 months ago
  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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    4 months ago
  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    5 months ago
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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
    5 months ago
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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.
    5 months ago
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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
    5 months ago
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
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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
    5 months ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    5 months ago
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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
    6 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    6 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
    6 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    6 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    6 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    9 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.
    9 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
    10 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
    10 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
    12 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
    12 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.
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    2 yearss 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.
    2 yearss ago

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CHAT PICTURES

#shugden compassionate practice is practiced by millions & will grow more. ~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/570863179388944385 From: June Tang (Khjb)
8 minutes ago
I believe #shugden is good for some people & not all. So I make it available for those who have affinity.~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/571157259448926210 From: June Tang (Khjb)
9 minutes ago
Recite His holy mantra daily and visualize light coming from Him and entering your body de-stressing you, clearing your mind and blessing you with his wisdom, power and protection. Feel yourself in His protective and loving light. Remember a enlightened beings such as Dorje Shugden blesses, assists and helps because you are sincere and needs nothing in return. Mantra: Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha blog site for more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com From: June Tang (Khjb)
10 minutes ago
Nice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxxZkRDFdQY From: June Tang (Khjb)
11 minutes ago
Wealth form of #shugden or Gyenze. ~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569067519450877953 From: June Tang (Khjb)
13 minutes ago
Protection form of #shugden or Trakzey. ~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569067845260173312 From: June Tang (Khjb)
14 minutes ago
Healing form of #shugden or Shitzey. ~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569067954366578688 From: June Tang (Khjb)
15 minutes ago
Controlling negative situations form of #shugden or Wangtze.~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569067726926295040 From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 minutes ago
When in need, contact with OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA .~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569425199654809600 From: June Tang (Khjb)
18 minutes ago
You'll never be alone with Dorje Shugden giving you protection.~Tsem Rinpoche https://mobile.twitter.com/tsemtulku/status/569378716263927808 From: June Tang (Khjb)
19 minutes ago
Watch "心灵转站之十二生肖 - 马" on YouTube - 心灵转站之十二生肖 - 马: http://youtu.be/0zY06URkR9Q From: June Tang (Khjb)
20 minutes ago
Watch "心灵转站之十二生肖 - 蛇" on YouTube - 心灵转站之十二生肖 - 蛇: http://youtu.be/l3RiO5Zvd50 From: June Tang (Khjb)
21 minutes ago
Watch "心灵转站之十二生肖 - 龙" on YouTube - 心灵转站之十二生肖 - 龙: http://youtu.be/wdN5TPCGGZc From: June Tang (Khjb)
23 minutes ago
Watch "心灵转站之十二生肖 - 兔" on YouTube - 心灵转站之十二生肖 - 兔: http://youtu.be/-JDhisQPJg0 From: June Tang (Khjb)
24 minutes ago
Watch "心灵转站之十二生肖 - 虎" on YouTube - 心灵转站之十二生肖 - 虎: http://youtu.be/NX5aUial0Ds From: June Tang (Khjb)
26 minutes ago
Gyenze or Ratna Shugden is not only a protector who grants wealth and material needs but is also a wisdom Buddha who increases our knowledge and realization of the Dharma. Committee members of MBF are doing a group retreat on this awesome deity now - PJJ
1 hour ago
Hewlett Packard group of volunteers who were here this afteroon to help with the kitchen packing. They also donated us some rice for our food bank programme! Justin@KSK
4 hours ago
Never let go of one's root guru. Go all the way through thick and thin. Always pray to the guru & lineage masters, then attainments arises.H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Lucy Yap
23 hours ago
When we commit to a dharma protector, many benefits arise~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
23 hours ago
I love His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche very much.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
23 hours ago
Homage to H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche always.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
23 hours ago
When we surrender our fears and apply Buddha's teachings, our mind finds peace.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
23 hours ago
Homage to my root & lineage gurus always!~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
23 hours ago
When we surrender our fears and apply Buddha's teachings, our mind finds peace.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
23 hours ago
Doing Tsongkapa daily consistently will bring so much peace of mind.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
23 hours ago

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