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Marc Ching Shows Us The Way

Jun 26, 2016 | Views: 734

Dear Friends around the world,  I came across Mr. Marc Ching on the internet quite accidentally. I was amazed at the compassion, commitment, love, care, effort and incredible sacrifice Mr. Ching...

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Top Reasons to Take Warm Turmeric Water in the Morning

Top Reasons to Take Warm Turmeric Water in the Morning

Jun 25, 2016 | Views: 224

Dear friends, Another wonderful post on something healing that might be very useful for all of us. I do hope you will include this wonderful spice that enhances your...

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Look what China’s doing!

Jun 25, 2016 | Views: 213

This is such a heart warming news. It’s rare to come across news like this that involves a whole nation which might spill over into other nations and then...

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I don’t like this title

I don’t like this title

May 31, 2016 | Views: 470

Dear friends, I came across this article and found it very somewhat interesting. I don’t like the title or words that infer racism, but I am just reproducing from...

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Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Them

Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Them

May 28, 2016 | Views: 600

Dear friends, I have always been an animal lover and it was a great pleasure being able to do research on them and further learn about these wonderful creatures....

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New Zealand Officially Recognizes All Animals as Sentient Beings

New Zealand Officially Recognizes All Animals as Sentient Beings

May 27, 2016 | Views: 561

2500 years ago, the Buddha revealed to us the six types of sentient beings present in samsara. They are graded in accordance with their quality of life in relations to...

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How to Prevent Mice and Rats in Your House

How to Prevent Mice and Rats in Your House

May 25, 2016 | Views: 423

Mice and rats are not very popular animals and most people would not want to have them around. Although they are known to be highly intelligent and able to...

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Get Social Challenge / 社交媒体挑战

Get Social Challenge / 社交媒体挑战

Apr 25, 2016 | Views: 1,603

Dear All, Here are the winners for the Get Social Challenge ! They are… Third Place – Ms Wee Sock Wan Second Place – Ms Abby Foo Winner –...

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7 Signs Your Dog Is In Pain And Trying To Hide It

7 Signs Your Dog Is In Pain And Trying To Hide It

Apr 24, 2016 | Views: 621

Dear friends around the world, It is very important to take good care of our pets because keeping a pet is equivalent to taking care of a child. Once...

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These Dying Dogs Need Your Help Urgently

These Dying Dogs Need Your Help Urgently

Apr 22, 2016 | Views: 321

If you live next to a dog meat farm and are forced to walk your dogs past this horrific slaughter house every day, would it move you to make...

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Inside the World’s Most Dog-Friendly Office

Inside the World’s Most Dog-Friendly Office

Mar 4, 2016 | Views: 212

BY CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN Senior writer, Inc. Creating a doggie heavenIn search of an office big enough for its staff and their dogs, Kurgo, a Salisbury, Massachusetts-based startup that makes...

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What custom is this?

What custom is this?

Mar 3, 2016 | Views: 3,425

Dear friends around the world, I respect all cultures and customs because they are unique. Customs that hurt people, the environment and animals should be changed though. It’s not necessary anymore....

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3 Million Dollars!

3 Million Dollars!

Feb 24, 2016 | Views: 460

Dear passionate people and or friends around the world, Having money does make things easier. But it’s not impossible to achieve our goals without money. There are people with...

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Extreme cruelty!

Extreme cruelty!

Feb 23, 2016 | Views: 279

Dear kind friends around the world, In any culture, there would be sets of superstitions that a particular community would apply. I am not judging or stating there is...

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There May Soon Be More Plastic in the Oceans Than Fish

There May Soon Be More Plastic in the Oceans Than Fish

Feb 1, 2016 | Views: 181

Environmental pollution is a worrying issue, and we have seen a continued worsening in the situation from the time this issue was first brought to public attention. Just recently...

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Dog Funerals Held By Kechara

Dog Funerals Held By Kechara

Jan 29, 2016 | Views: 237

In Tibetan, a puja house is called Shabten Khang. "Shabten" means "puja" and "khang" means "house". So a "Shabten Khang" or Puja House is a house or place where...

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A Psychoactive Antidepressant

A Psychoactive Antidepressant

Jan 27, 2016 | Views: 320

Dear students and friends, As Buddhists, incense is a common item on our altar. We use it to purify offerings before we present it to the Buddhas or offer...

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Wonderful News from Moby!

Wonderful News from Moby!

Jan 20, 2016 | Views: 187

Anyone who has an interest in the animal rights movement is no stranger to Moby, a strong supporter of various animal welfare groups and a vegan himself. After being...

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7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

Jan 20, 2016 | Views: 827

If you are considering taking on a vegetarian diet but are still uncertain about it, this might just be the right article for you. People always say that meat...

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65 Heartwarming Photos

65 Heartwarming Photos

Jan 4, 2016 | Views: 643

The year 2015 have come to an end and we have ushered in a new year. During times like these, we often look back what has happened in the...

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20 Ultimate Health Benefits Of Guava

20 Ultimate Health Benefits Of Guava

Dec 21, 2015 | Views: 499

Dear friends around the world, I recently came across this article and found it very interesting, I never knew that Guava has so many benefits and I have always...

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Important for your pets

Important for your pets

Dec 7, 2015 | Views: 2,780

Dear friends, This is truly an important article to read for the healthy lives of our pets. It certainly was an eye opener for me. We would often think...

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Kid Finds Chicken Organ in KFC Meal

Kid Finds Chicken Organ in KFC Meal

Nov 7, 2015 | Views: 377

Dear students and friends, In the process of desiring for more convenient food options in our fast-paced lives, our health has gradually been compromised… When was the last time...

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52hz

52hz

Nov 2, 2015 | Views: 274

For decades now, scientists at the NOAA have been tracking a mysterious whale song that sounds like the ghostly howls of a drowned tuba player. The sounds have been...

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Can You Believe What Happened In This Temple?

Can You Believe What Happened In This Temple?

Oct 30, 2015 | Views: 570

I always remind my friends to be kind to animals as they too are living beings that have feelings. It makes me very sad whenever I see animals suffer in...

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Dogs in Tibetan Monasteries

Dogs in Tibetan Monasteries

Oct 30, 2015 | Views: 831

I love dogs. I’ve loved dogs since I was a young boy. I love other animals too, but dogs will always have a special place in my heart. When...

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Rescued Cats and Dogs Only

Rescued Cats and Dogs Only

Oct 25, 2015 | Views: 225

Seeing abandoned or abused animals on the street, especially in the city, always breaks my heart. It is very difficult for them to be in places that are dense...

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A kind woman

A kind woman

Oct 25, 2015 | Views: 264

Not many truly understand or empathize with the suffering of hunger… and even fewer feel for the sufferings of hunger that plague street dogs around the world. It takes...

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This is something painful to know

This is something painful to know

Oct 25, 2015 | Views: 301

How many times have you tried to break a long-standing ‘negative’ habit but failed? How difficult is it to get rid of just one negative quality within ourselves, after...

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A Seed That Can Kill Cancer Cells?

A Seed That Can Kill Cancer Cells?

Oct 23, 2015 | Views: 752

Dear friends,  I hope the following information will help you. I will start taking this oil and try it out myself. I like to provide information to help people...

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I Can’t Do What Attained Beings Do….

I Can’t Do What Attained Beings Do….

Oct 3, 2015 | Views: 1,210

Dear Everyone, Your questions are valid and well thought out..I am glad you are contemplating. Ghantapa the ‘monk’ had a consort but that doesn’t mean I can have a...

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Tantras, Vases, Finances, Meat & Thoughts…..

Tantras, Vases, Finances, Meat & Thoughts…..

Oct 1, 2015 | Views: 1,472

  In the tantras such as Tara, White Tara, Vajrapani, Manjushri, Saraswati, Tsongkapa, Dukkar, Avalokitesvara, Oserchenma, Maitreya, etc, it is highly recommended you do not eat meat/eggs when you...

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Our beloved pets are important

Our beloved pets are important

Sep 19, 2015 | Views: 325

Dear friends, Every member of our family that loves us is important. Be they human or animal. Many have pets that are more family than human family. Pets usually...

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4 Myths of Being A Vegetarian – DEBUNKED!

4 Myths of Being A Vegetarian – DEBUNKED!

Sep 11, 2015 | Views: 68

So, your New Years Resolution (this year, last year - whichever year!) is to become a vegetarian. You want to do it. Deep down, you understand that it's the...

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4 Bizzarre Forms of Animal Cruelty

4 Bizzarre Forms of Animal Cruelty

Sep 11, 2015 | Views: 91

Have you ever witnessed something so bizarre you’ve involuntarily screamed out profanities? Or better yet, just gone completely speechless? We think that we’ve seen it all. We’re connected. We’re...

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6 Mind-Blowing Benefits To Your Body As A Vegetarian

6 Mind-Blowing Benefits To Your Body As A Vegetarian

Sep 11, 2015 | Views: 95

You've seen the many PETA images on your Facebook news feed. You've watched a few videos where animals were abused. It thugs your heart, shifts you on your seat...

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Prevent Snakes in Your Backyard

Prevent Snakes in Your Backyard

Sep 7, 2015 | Views: 193,022

I have always loved going to the forest, places that is plentiful of nature. I enjoy doing meditations, pujas and giving Dharma talks to my students in these natural...

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Desensitized?

Desensitized?

Sep 5, 2015 | Views: 453

Dear Martin, Thank you for posting this on your facebook. Your write up is very good. I extracted it and posted here to bring more awareness to what is happening and...

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We are starting to plant

We are starting to plant

Aug 30, 2015 | Views: 455

The Organic Farm One of the core pillars of conscious living at the Kechara Forest Retreat is to embrace and live in harmony with nature. We wish to achieve...

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Can you make this?

Can you make this?

Aug 30, 2015 | Views: 692

Dear Friends, These are some delicious Tibetan favorites of many. What is wonderful is that they are vegetarian. So they taste good and  harm no one. I am not...

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Guess what they got?

Guess what they got?

Aug 6, 2015 | Views: 246

Dear friends, When we want to do something we normally always have fear of the commitment, time, energy involved and even greater fear if we would be successful. We...

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Scientists Have Discovered That Living Near Trees Is Good For Your Health

Scientists Have Discovered That Living Near Trees Is Good For Your Health

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 272

I have always been fascinated by nature and one of my greatest wishes is to live in a small retreat house in the forests or mountains. I have always...

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New Animal Welfare Bill for 2015 Passed in Malaysia!

New Animal Welfare Bill for 2015 Passed in Malaysia!

Aug 1, 2015 | Views: 204

Dear All, I have just heard this excellent news, that our wonderful government in Malaysia is taking animal welfare more seriously and has approved a new set of laws...

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A Chicken and Egg Situation

A Chicken and Egg Situation

Jul 30, 2015 | Views: 322

There are so many things that we do in our daily lives that's unkind to the environment and the beings around us

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Amazing survey!

Amazing survey!

Jul 30, 2015 | Views: 208

  This is totally an amazing survey you must take a look and share with people. There are results if we stop harming animals. If you are already a...

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My favorite!

My favorite!

Jun 25, 2015 | Views: 206

I thought I would share the beautiful burst of colors, health and good things for your body and health. One of my all time favorite is tomato. I can have...

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Give Them A Home

Give Them A Home

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 477

I have been blogging about animals ever since I started this blog to raise awareness on showing kindness and compassion to every single living being

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Toro Jubilo

Toro Jubilo

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 184

All sentient beings deserve the right to lead peaceful lives, in which they are not exploited for another’s benefit or entertainment. Unfortunately, beings in the animal kingdom have often...

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Do You Have These Cancer Causing Agents At Home?

Do You Have These Cancer Causing Agents At Home?

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 283

Dear students and friends, We design our homes to be safe havens… a place where our loved ones and ourselves can feel safe and protected, a place where we...

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Heroes Behind the Scenes

Heroes Behind the Scenes

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 378

I would very much like everyone to take 10 minutes off from your busy lives to read this article and contemplate on it. Taking care of animals is never...

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Shell Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean

Shell Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean

Jun 15, 2015 | Views: 101

Please take a moment to read this. I came across this petition by chance and find it very worrying as it may endanger the lives of people and animals...

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Amazing compassion!

Amazing compassion!

Jun 4, 2015 | Views: 472

  Do you know why this amazing lady is on her knees begging? This wonderful lady is on her knees begging a stranger to not beat and hurt this...

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YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE…make the right one.

YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE…make the right one.

May 31, 2015 | Views: 1,701

  You may be bigger, stronger, and more faster now….but there’s this thing called karma and impermanence. All situations will end one day. Nothing is permanent. Hence you may be...

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Animals Help Us to be Better Humans…..

Animals Help Us to be Better Humans…..

May 23, 2015 | Views: 895

What makes us great humans is not how much we can hurt others, but how much we can help others. What makes us kind humans is not how we take care...

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What some face in one day!

What some face in one day!

May 20, 2015 | Views: 477

Dear friends, Empathy and compassion can only arise when we realize the sufferings of another being.  When we comprehend how others suffer. To understand that we all can be...

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I heard her voice!

I heard her voice!

May 20, 2015 | Views: 273

This is an amazing story... can you imagine that this man actually recognized his dog's voice over the phone?

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The Simpsons Co-Creator Sam does what?

The Simpsons Co-Creator Sam does what?

May 19, 2015 | Views: 230

Once we are legally employable, many of us work our blood, sweat and tears to hopefully one day be in a position where we are financially independent. We want...

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Can you please help?

Can you please help?

Apr 28, 2015 | Views: 12,562

Dear friends, Please take a moment out of your day to see this and read what is happening. It is not too long and yet it is very important...

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Thank you Kamala Harris!

Thank you Kamala Harris!

Mar 17, 2015 | Views: 342

Dear friends, This is super good news. Another good turn of events that the law helps to protect what needs to be protected. I really find this encouraging. I...

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Amazing and sad

Amazing and sad

Mar 17, 2015 | Views: 1,096

Dear friends, If I was there or knew about it, I would have done something for sure. This is a strange tale that is touching and yet very sad....

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Good news at Nando’s!

Good news at Nando’s!

Mar 17, 2015 | Views: 571

  GOOD NEWS! I was having a casual chat with Pastor David last night about vegetarian food and he said he heard Nando’s has vegetarian burgers! I hadn’t heard...

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These are so touching and cute!

These are so touching and cute!

Feb 26, 2015 | Views: 637

My dear friends, These photos are so cute you cannot help but to just stare. Please take a look at these beautiful images of animals rearing their young in...

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9 Special photos

9 Special photos

Jan 19, 2015 | Views: 642

Dear friends,   Here are nine special photos you must see, share and contemplate on. The old saying is true, one picture paints a thousand words. Maybe in this...

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  • samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 27. 2016 04:47 PM
    samfoonheei on Jun 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.
    Marc Ching s story really inspire us.I wouldnt dare in fact to watch the
    heartbreaking video as by looking at those photos shown above its enough to break my heart.Well we should have more activists or people like him to stop the killings of dogs and the awareness of such cruelty do happens.
    Thanks again its an interesting and inspiring post every one of us should read it.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/marc-ching-shows-us-the-way.html
  • samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 27. 2016 03:53 PM
    samfoonheei on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting article
    Its will benefits all of us …controlling inflammation of various diseases .Consuming it will help to lower your cancer risk as it acts as an antioxidant.I have not try it before but will try it one day .
    Thanks again

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/top-reasons-to-take-warm-turmeric-water-in-the-morning.html
  • sonny tan
    Monday, Jun 27. 2016 09:37 AM
    sonny tan on Jun 27, 2016 at 9:35 am
    Volunteering and doing dharma work is work I look upon as one of the most important aspect of my life, an opportunity many would and could not do or do not want to do as they view it as wasting their time and effort. It is definitely a rare opportunity that allowed me this chance to help me grow spiritually.
    I would not hesitate to offer myself in any task and will probably not question why I was given this task because I would see it as an elevation to fulfil my spiritual needs which unquestionably remain a monumental gap in my spiritual development.
    Working in a group requires patience, tolerance, acceptance, training and very much understanding the roles we are in. We are always very eager to push through what we have learned among the group and when suggestions are turned down one would feel hurt and ego deflated, therefore one would need to always view it as a group activity rather than an individual trip.
    Of course when in a group we are bound to face people with much temperament such as anger, jealousy, moods swing, and behavioral attitude therefore one need to always keep in check our own temperament in order to avoid clashes that ultimately serve no purpose.
    Most importantly is to always remind ourselves that ultimately we are in dharma to improve and shed away those bad habits, undesirable qualities, attitudes in us that is annoying and hopefully comes out a better person.
    It takes a lot of time to reached a level of acceptance and by doing dharma work we are trying to inculcate compassion into our lives and hopefully when we are able to rule out the thinking faculty that we are so used and let the heart rule perhaps then compassion can arise to the surface then we would eventually come to a stage where nothing else matters. When we have reached that level uppermost in our mind is helping and serving others and this is the ultimate that we hope to reached and achieved when doing dharma work or volunteering.
  • Joy
    Monday, Jun 27. 2016 04:57 AM
    NEW >>> MUST WATCH >>> NEVER SEEN BEFORE FOOTAGE OF DORJE SHUGDEN

    Another oracle the 14th Dalai Lama and past Dalai Lamas revered and sought divine counsel of is the Dorje Shugden oracle. The Dorje Shugden oracle was at one time prior to the Tibetan government’s unexplained and unpopular ban of the Shugden practice, one of the most trusted deities that was consulted via an oracular monk. Dorje Shugden is widely regarded as the wrathful form of the Bodhisattva Manjushri, and is the deity that His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has always had a close and special connection with.

    These videos contain rare and never-seen-before footage of oracular monks who mysteriously took spontaneous trance in the presence of Tsem Rinpoche. In 2009, Rinpoche went on an impromptu visit to a monastery that Rinpoche just happened to stumble upon during Rinpoche’s visit to Tibet.

    In the Video, you will see Rinpoche meeting the Sera Oracle in Lhasa, Tibet (2009). The Oracle took spontaneous trance of Dorje Shugden, greeting Rinpoche very warmly and as close friends would. 仁波切与色拉神谕在西藏拉萨会面(2009年)。多杰雄登突然自发性透过一名神谕降神,以亲切和老朋友的方式向仁波切致敬。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/never-seen-before-footage-of-dorje-shugden-oracles.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 11:22 PM
    Usually diseases transmitted through tiny beings are the deadliest. Ticks are so tiny, almost undetectable by naked eyes, yet the disease they bring about is lethal and far-reaching. Fortunately we can keep ticks away by deploying the 5 methods shared here. Thank you Rinpoche for this informative article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/5-ways-to-keep-lyme-disease-out-of-your-yard.html
  • Jason
    Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 10:37 PM
    This articles really inspiring me. A “small lady “Teresa Hsu really can accomplished great job with a bodhicitta heart. She always think about others and serve others with her own resources. The bodhicitta is nurtured since her grandfather give free treatment to those poor patients.Rinpoche always said “Happiness for self comes from bringing happiness to others”.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing and I learned a lot good characters from Teresa Hsu .

    With folded hands
    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/heart-to-heart-with-teresa-hsu-book-review.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 08:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the benefits of drinking turmeric in the morning with us. Before this, I am only aware of turmeric as a spice and must-have ingredients in some traditional meals. The health benefit of making it a morning ritual is new to me. Currently, I am drinking juiced lemon with warm water in the morning. I will incorporate turmeric in this routine for the copious benefits.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/top-reasons-to-take-warm-turmeric-water-in-the-morning.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 08:30 PM
    It is really saddening to read and watch the torture of dogs in Yulin festival. Dog is also living being and deserve to be treated with respect and love. They deserve to live as well. It is horrible that people there torture the dogs to death just so they can consume the meat. This is inhuman act.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the great works that has done by Marc Ching. He is truly a very compassionate person. He continued his journey eventhough he face various challenges and even beaten by local authority. I respect him for his braveness in rescuing the animals.

    May more people support his work and bring more awareness to the cruelty of this dog meat eating festival. May local authority put a stop to this forever.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/marc-ching-shows-us-the-way.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 06:37 PM
    I had a shock of my life when I read this news because it implies that the 14th Dalai Lama is a meat eater. So I tried to google about it. Lo and behold, I found images of him eating meat and articles trying to justify his moral gymnastic. Buddha prohibited killing of any kind. In His teachings, compassionate is key. Being compassionate means to be kind to all sentient beings, and killing another sentient beings for their meat when there are so many options is definitely not a compassionate action. It really sadden and puzzle me at the same time that the emanation of Kuan Yin (Avalokitshavara / Chenrezig) eats meat.

    I hope one day, the 14th Dalai Lama will be a full vegetarian and promote vegetarianism.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this news.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/what-happened-to-the-compassionate-dalai-lama.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 06:02 PM
    It is scary just by looking at the statistics. China alone consume 20mn tonnes of meat and dairy a year by year 2020. The Chinese people now eat 63kg of meat a year and are expected to consume additional 30kg by 2030. As a result of the humongous demand, meat industry is joining the list of pollutant by producing 233 millions tonnes of greenhouse gases per year.

    What is the impact of 233 millions tonnes of greenhouse gases per year? It needs 220 million acres of trees per year to sequester the carbon effect. On top of that, eating meat excessively also contributes to health and health care issues.

    It is superbly encouraging to learn that China fully supports the reduction of meat consumption, by a whopping 50%. With the government behind this movement, abetted by spokemen from Hollywood, it can be sure that the general public will react positively to the campaign. It is a good time to open vegetarian restaurant in China so that they have more choices. And supply fresh and healthy vegetarian supplies in China. It may even be a good time to launch vegetarian recipe books / youtube using localized ingredients to educate and encourage the people further.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this news.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/look-what-chinas-doing.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jun 25. 2016 08:33 PM
    I agree we do resemble our parents be it positive or negative values. Nevertheless it is for us to change if we realised that it is negative values that we are having.

    We cannot put all the blame to our parents. We control our mind and are responsible for our own behaviour. Especially now that we are learning dharma, the more it should trigger that we need to transform our mind for the better.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/we-are-our-parents.html
  • samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jun 25. 2016 04:28 PM
    samfoonheei on Jun 25, 2016 at 4:26 pm
    Christian’s story inspire each and everyone of us.It’s amazing to know that a boy at such a young age could ever think of keeping his hair to help others.He will be a great leader some day having such a beautiful heart.
    Thank you Rinpoche for such a inspiring article
    .http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/an-8-year-old-boy-with-a-mission.html
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    Saturday, Jun 25. 2016 12:32 PM
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  • samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 24. 2016 11:05 PM
    samfoonheei on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:02 pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing those amazing pictures and beautiful post on Ganden Sumtseling Monastery.One of the most special features of the monastery is its blending of Tibetan and Chinese-style architecture which i admired.Its just amazing looking at those beautiful murals as well.The monastery is so rich in history for one to visit.
    Thanks again

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/ganden-sumtseling-monastery.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jun 24. 2016 09:33 PM
    Before we are qualified to preach the noble Dharma, we must learn and understand the Dharma from our Guru. On top of that, we must put in practice what we learnt daily. Hence, we must be humble to learn the Dharma and be persistent to apply and practice. Once we are a pure vessel to receive Buddha’s Dharma, the sharing will be more impactful.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for the very important teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/the-supreme-merit-of-preaching-dhamma

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What Am I Writing Now


 

The Unknown

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

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1 week ago
Sacred Manjushri Kumara 9th Century Pala Dynasty India
1 week ago
This sacred White Tara is on the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa marking the very spot Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment.
2 weeks ago
Myself at the sacred lake at Dromo Geshe Rinpoche's residence
2 weeks ago
Myself at Dromo Geshe Rinpoche's house where there is a sacred lake on his property. The Five Sister Protector Goddesses abide at this lake. I am making offerings to the divinities in the lake here. Many contractors or workers who come to do work often observe 'Asian ladies' dressed very well walking around the perimeter of the lake and there are no Asian ladies living nearby at all. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Myself sitting at a lake where Bigfoots are often sighted in Willow Creek, California. This area in Northern California is a hot spot for Bigfoot sightings for hundreds of years till present day. We spent the afternoon there and we did our sadhanas and enjoy the BEAUTIFUL cool/dry weather (no humidity) and you don't sweat. The water was clear and sparkling. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been too and I can easily live there in this area. It was hard to leave this place. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Such a beautiful conservatory. How I would love to have a room like this among woodlands.
2 weeks ago
Another beautiful Gyenze statue arrives made by Kechara
2 weeks ago
My Mumu boy is super duper cute. I love you Mumu.
3 weeks ago
Pastor Adeline leads a holy and beneficial Tsongkapa retreat group in Kechara Forest Retreat today. Very nice to see this. I like it when our Pastors and senior students encourage, nurture others into the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Images of the Buddha are always a great blessing
3 weeks ago
Beautifully painted Shakyamuni the Buddha
3 weeks ago
Nice painting of Lord Tsongkapa
3 weeks ago
Beautiful painting of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the omniscient.
3 weeks ago
This is a traditional thangka painting of the Karma Gadri style, which was especially commissioned by Tashi Mannox on the rarely depicted great calligrapher and scholar Thönmi Sambhota. Sambhota is a historical figure responsible for developing the foundation of the Tibetan writing systems in the seventh century A.D, which form the basis of the Tibetan language today.
4 weeks ago
Spectacular outdoor Tsongkapa in Mongolia
4 weeks ago
BEAUTIFUL Tara statue! Magnificent
4 weeks ago
Vajradharma. In Vajra Yogini's tantra, we always visualize our root teacher in this form. We should see him in his divine form. 
4 weeks ago
These are the tantric implements that a Tantrika must carry with them everywhere they go as part of their commitment
4 weeks ago
Myself walking with my teacher the then abbot fo Gaden Shartse Monastery. H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe and I was leaving the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse and walking through the debate courtyard.
4 weeks ago
Emperor Kangxi's official state seal
4 weeks ago
Such a beautiful Yamantaka Statue
4 weeks ago
Grand looking painting of the Gelug Savant His Holiness Chankgya Rolpai Dorje
1 month ago
My shrine in Los Angeles back in 2014. I just came across this picture from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/look-what-i-found.html
1 month ago
Very unique art work of Dorje Shugden
1 month ago
Beautiful 7ft Tara arrives today. See the beautiful picture and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okk8P3WIWFo
1 month ago
35 Confessional Buddhas
1 month ago
Please do not hate us
1 month ago
Beautiful statue [image: Inline image 1]
1 month ago
Such a stunning White Tara!
1 month ago
Neerja's mother accepting the highest award in India on behalf of her daughter. Her daughter's bravery saved 300 people. Her strength, compassion and presence of mind during great tragedy earned Neerja a deep place in our hearts forever. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Goddes supreme, with a wave of your right hand the 84,000 demonic interfering beings are repelled. With the powerful umbrella you hold in your left grants supreme protection upon your devotees. Although beautiful to behold you are fully attained and beyond samsara and a perfect refuge. Grant us protection, love and wisdom with your sacred mantra powerful Dukkar Goddess. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I love Japan so much. The water is so blue and clean. The landscape is so magical. It's such a beautiful country and a great place to engage in meditational retreats.
2 months ago
A good meme by Pastor Seng Piow!
2 months ago
Gaden Jangtse Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Chojor together with Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
2 months ago
May 31, 1990, the day Tsem Rinpoche was enthroned formally in Gaden Shartse Monastery
2 months ago
Panglung Oracle in trance back in 1925
2 months ago
More lamas/Tibetans are speaking up. This has nothing to do with Dorje Shugden ban although it helps the Dorje Shugden cause because there is more unrest and disharmony from many sectors within Tibetans showing the world so many are unhappy with the leadership.-Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche's strong letter to the Dalai Lama regarding giving religious freedom within the Karma Kagyu sect of Buddhism is a MUST READ- and he is applauded as courageous for writing this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
2 months ago
The beautiful truth
2 months ago
Manjushri notes
2 months ago
Karma Kagyu’s Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche asks the Dalai Lama for Religious Freedom-This is explosive-Must read! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
2 months ago
The place where Lord Tsongkapa's holy remains are housed for pilgrims to visit in Gaden Monastery Tibet.
2 months ago
How death is so near, yet I cherish my ego more than my guru, more than his instructions and my protector. They are the only ones significant at death for me and yet I still think I have time. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Would be so nice to live in an area where Bigfoot is prevalent and sighted. That would include mountains and lakes too.
2 months ago
Because of the ban against Dorje Shugden followers started in 1996, 700 monks had to cut from Sera Mey Monastery and start this new monastery. This new Serpom Monastery located in South India still suffers tremendous hatred and prejudice, but the brave monks continue their practice and lineage.
2 months ago
Vietnamese monk who self immolated hoping to bring change in his country. He sacrificed his life and sat still during the immense pain of his body burning.
2 months ago
Protector of the Sakya School of Buddhism, Gonpo Gur or Mahakala Panjarnata
2 months ago
Such a wondrous place to be with such a view that heals the soul. Why live in a city where it is unnatural and polluted. Everyday in the city is a day away from where we belong. We belong among the greens, forest, mountains and clean air. We belong in such a place and doing our retreats, sadhanas and mantras to find the ultimate place of belonging and peace....the ultimate place is within us with a developed spiritual mind. Hard to achieve among distractions in the city. 
2 months ago
This is the five foot Arya Avalokitesvara statue I have offered Gaden Shartse Monastery many years ago. It still graces the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
    1 month ago
    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
    1 month ago
    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Taking Trance
    1 month ago
    Taking Trance
  • See what humans can do
    4 months ago
    See what humans can do
  • Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
    4 months ago
    Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
  • Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
    4 months ago
    Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
  • People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
    4 months ago
    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    7 months ago
    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    9 months ago
    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
    10 months ago
    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
    10 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
    10 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    10 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    11 months ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja

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Drawing mandala can train us in focus and concentration. KSDS Alice Tay
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