Animals, Vegetarianism & Environment

Hours Before Death

Hours Before Death

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 239

It is common knowledge that public animal shelters often face lack of facilities, space and funding to support the amount of dogs they capture from the streets, which result...

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Guess what the FBI is doing now?

Guess what the FBI is doing now?

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 153

Amazing! I was so elated to come across this and you must share this news too. Such a GREAT ARTICLE and I hope to hear more and more of this. We have...

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babyelephant01

Dramatic Rescue!

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 83

Please watch this touching video... I love seeing people giving their greatest effort to save an animal, in this case, a baby elephant that fell into a 5 feet...

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Palitana sets a good example!

Palitana sets a good example!

Oct 24, 2014 | Views: 88

Dear friends, This is such spectacular news. I would love to live in such a city. India is such a rich and ancient society of thinkers, advanced culture, literature,...

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Earthlings

Earthlings

Oct 17, 2014 | Views: 1,668

“EARTHLINGS is a powerful and informative documentary about society’s tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this...

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Music to my ears

Music to my ears

Oct 16, 2014 | Views: 654

Dear friends, When we enter the dharma we should find every excuse and method to improve our minds, habits and thinking. We should always find excuses to succeed! We...

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Is it time to worry?

Is it time to worry?

Oct 1, 2014 | Views: 602

Dear friends close around the world, I must thank you for sharing many of the information I’ve posted on this blog through the years because it really serves to...

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Take 2 Minutes to see something cool!

Take 2 Minutes to see something cool!

Sep 30, 2014 | Views: 562

Dear friends, I’m trying to share with you that all denizens form and formless, human and non-human have feelings. Everyone wishes to be free, safe and loved. Everyone would like to...

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Monster in China

Monster in China

Sep 21, 2014 | Views: 1,545

  Or view on Chinese TV on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/tianchi1.flv Or view the Italian TV news video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/tianchi.flv     China news report (2007):...

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What’s on your Altar?

What’s on your Altar?

Aug 23, 2014 | Views: 949

Are we creating an altar, a shrine to the death of millions of animals who were slaughtered mercilessly to get on our dining table? Watch the video below:  ...

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Win a Manjushri?

Win a Manjushri?

Aug 22, 2014 | Views: 4,279

Dear friends, I came across this article and video and it really broke my heart. I wish so much to share this with you. Please don’t say you find it...

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Dr Jiang’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Dr Jiang’s DELICIOUS HEALTHY RECIPES/videos

Aug 21, 2014 | Views: 3,360

Dr Jiang   Dr Jiang has shared his knowledge of very healthy food that I would like to share with everyone. These recipes can make a radical boost to...

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TRANSCRIPT: To Jill Carroll with Care..

TRANSCRIPT: To Jill Carroll with Care..

Aug 19, 2014 | Views: 992

 Apr 28, 2011   Dear Ooi Beng Kooi, I saw your name as a contact person for Tsem Rinpoche and his center. I am an American who believes in...

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How brutal

How brutal

Jun 17, 2014 | Views: 846

How can some people be so brutal? What do they get out of this brutality and violence. You must see what happened  to Tara. Remember to never harm animals...

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20 essential facts dog lovers must always remember

20 essential facts dog lovers must always remember

Jun 16, 2014 | Views: 726

Dear friends, I wanted to share this to encourage everyone to be very kind to animals and to show love to them. These are good suggestions here. They may...

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We are their only world

We are their only world

Jun 6, 2014 | Views: 497

A dog, cat, bird or any animal you bring home is not a pet. You may think of them as so, but they don’t think that way about themselves....

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We need more stories like this

We need more stories like this

Jun 5, 2014 | Views: 580

The Story Behind the Photo: Nearly 25 years ago, then Boston Herald photographer Curtis Ackerman captured the enclosed image of Boston Police Officer Frank Pomodoro comforting his partner and...

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Above and Beyond Duty

Above and Beyond Duty

May 13, 2014 | Views: 323

      This may be short and simple post, but it’s deep and meaningful. I am very touched. Please watch. Tsem Rinpoche   RICHMOND, Va. (April 4, 2014)...

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Loving Hummingbirds to Death

Loving Hummingbirds to Death

May 13, 2014 | Views: 234

Posted by: Kimberly Mason on June 8, 2012 source: http://www.almostdailynews.com/2012/06/08/hummingbirds-dont-love-them-to-death/      Hummingbirds are easy to attract to a backyard garden, a cinch to keep well fed, and a joy...

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No Escape

No Escape

May 12, 2014 | Views: 355

The ‘Ocean Drover’ is regarded by the live export industry as being one of the ‘best’ vessels on the water. But right now, animals confined within it are suffering...

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Thierry’s question

Thierry’s question

Apr 6, 2014 | Views: 565

Dear Rinpoche, I come across dead animals on the road everyday, cats and dogs mainly. These animals are dead already when I see them and sometimes I see their...

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What is your opinion of this?

What is your opinion of this?

Mar 20, 2014 | Views: 713

When we become immune to feelings, pain, crying, suffering, torture, killing jus for the sake of taste indulgences or any indulgences, what have we become? Why are we alive?...

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The Restaurant

The Restaurant

Mar 19, 2014 | Views: 1,689

  Or view the video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/TsemRinpocheSavingLivesAtARestaurant.flv Nice video of our little mission of saving the lives of fishes, eels and frogs destined to end up...

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How can he do this?

How can he do this?

Mar 12, 2014 | Views: 471

Do you recognize this man in the video?

Please watch this if you are my friend

Please watch this if you are my friend

Mar 12, 2014 | Views: 617

This video and the people involved touched me to the core. People who go out of their way to make life better for another living being are the greatest...

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What Tsem Rinpoche did in L.A…

What Tsem Rinpoche did in L.A…

Mar 1, 2014 | Views: 812

(By Pastor Loh Seng Piow) Tsem Rinpoche saw a homeless woman with her three dogs on Los Angeles streets, watch what Tsem Rinpoche did…     ______________________ And then...

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Organic Farm at KFR

Organic Farm at KFR

Feb 26, 2014 | Views: 7

Recently, the Green Girls brought back some of their harvest to the Haven for me.

Joshua

Joshua

Feb 12, 2014 | Views: 548

Joshua should have been in this green, beautiful place playing, running, exploring and loved.         My Name is Joshua. I Died At The Hands Of An...

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Can you endure this?

Can you endure this?

Jan 19, 2014 | Views: 890

Take a moment to read this. It won’t take much of your time. After reading, visualize yourself in that space laying there daily and enduring the slow suffocation and...

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109

109

Jan 15, 2014 | Views: 480

Dear friends, Please read this. It’s short and bittersweet. But awareness is so important. Share this post with as many as you can. Tsem Rinpoche   MEET THE MOTHER...

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HELP THIS NUN, PLEASE!

HELP THIS NUN, PLEASE!

Jan 14, 2014 | Views: 898

I just read the news about this wonderful nun in Sungai Siput, Perak, who uses her temple grounds as a mini animal shelter for 35 rescue dogs.

WORLD’S BIGGEST VEGAN GROCER!

WORLD’S BIGGEST VEGAN GROCER!

Jan 12, 2014 | Views: 286

    Wow! Viva La Vegan Grocery is the largest vegan grocery stall on Earth! The whole store does not sell a single meat product… and they do not...

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Super cute

Super cute

Jan 12, 2014 | Views: 266

Watch this amazing and touching video about these two dogs! 

What do you think of this project?

What do you think of this project?

Jan 10, 2014 | Views: 767

  My Dear Blog friends and visitors, Sometimes you come across someone so unusual, doesn’t complain, doesn’t expect others to do things for them and just gets things done...

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LOOK OUT FOR NINA!

LOOK OUT FOR NINA!

Nov 20, 2013 | Views: 262

The picture above is a 7 month old pitbull named Nina. Just a week ago, she was safe and in the loving home of J.R. Reynolds in Petal, Mississipi.

Einstein gets a life jacket!

Einstein gets a life jacket!

Nov 20, 2013 | Views: 514

A man in the UK, Leighton Naylor, felt sorry for his goldfish when he became ill and unable to swim. Instead of discarding him, and getting a new fish......

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They didn’t want us…(KFR)

They didn’t want us…(KFR)

Oct 14, 2013 | Views: 1,013

The very first bird that I had was given to me by a nun named Anila Thubten Chonyid when I was very young.  I have always loved birds. I find...

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A Vegetarian Jesus?

A Vegetarian Jesus?

Oct 13, 2013 | Views: 1,972

Do you believe Jesus was a vegetarian? There are a variety of books advancing the argument that Jesus was a vegetarian, as will be explained in a moment. However,...

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To know or not to know

To know or not to know

Oct 9, 2013 | Views: 978

  Dear friends, Sometimes not knowing is better. Sometimes knowing is better. If you don’t know and you continue, the repercussions are still there. Yes still there. I thought...

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Would you like this?

Would you like this?

Oct 5, 2013 | Views: 618

      How would you like to wake up to a day where you have no pain, fear, anxieties, stress and you are left alone to enjoy the...

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We are saved!

We are saved!

Sep 6, 2013 | Views: 822

  Dear everyone, We are saved! We are saved! We are saved! We are free. We are free. We are not going to die! We are not going to...

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Why is he crying?

Why is he crying?

Sep 2, 2013 | Views: 2,711

Please, Please, Please help me get this all over social media and the world. Please take a few minutes out to help. It cost you nothing but you will...

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Have you ever been down?

Have you ever been down?

Sep 2, 2013 | Views: 1,423

Dear friends, Have you ever been down? Have you ever had pain and you were ignored. Have you experienced suffering so obvious but everyone around you was oblivious. You...

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Mali

Mali

Aug 13, 2013 | Views: 844

  Her name is Mali, and she has been in Manila zoo in solitary confinement for the past 35 years. Please like and share her FB pages, we need...

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Sold Out

Sold Out

Aug 12, 2013 | Views: 675

Dear friends, this sold out in one day in the papers because it touched so many people and brought tears to their eyes. You must share this and show...

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Sleep in Comfort

Sleep in Comfort

Aug 6, 2013 | Views: 1,326

It is important to get a good night's rest. Everyone needs to let their body take a break as our body repairs itself during our sleeping hours. As we...

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Shame

Shame

Aug 2, 2013 | Views: 869

This family shot and killed this elephant as it was eating (you can still see the food in its mouth).  How is it fun to shoot a rare species...

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Attitude

Attitude

Jul 27, 2013 | Views: 891

    Dear friends, interesting thoughts I found on Facebook I would like to share here. Do take a pleasant read and contemplate what is being said. Think deeply...

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BLOG CHAT

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I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you.

Tsem Rinpoche


 

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  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Saturday, Nov 1. 2014 02:32 AM)
    Kechara Animal Liberation Day will be on this coming Sunday! You can join us at Kuantan, Johor, Ipoh and Penang. Don’t miss!
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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Oct 28. 2014 04:19 PM)
    A kind reminder to all that this coming Friday/Saturday and the next one on Blog Chat we will be discussing and sharing on “Mantras-Holy Words of Power” post and video on http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=28029.

    Looking forward to seeing you this Friday on US Pacific Coast time 8PM or Malaysian timing on Saturday 11AM!
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Oct 27. 2014 12:19 PM)
    We have a new pastor on board http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/congratulations-are-in-order.html! We need more and more people like Gim Lee to dedicate her life in serving others without agenda and tiredlessly! Thank you!
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Oct 27. 2014 12:15 PM)
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U9gqAxdZgA. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    His Eminence shared on “Videos On The Go” section of this blog.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Oct 27. 2014 12:12 PM)
    In a country like Thailand where the public respects royalty very much, it’s nice to see Royalty in this case the Queen show so much respects to the sangha- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZHKJDybu0g. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    His Eminence shared on “What I am writing now” section of this blog.
  • Frederick Law
    (Sunday, Oct 26. 2014 11:51 PM)
    The Buddha teaches that every sentient being has the same potential to attain Buddhahood that he had. Before attaining enlightenment, the Buddha had many, many lives: sometimes he was a human, sometimes an animal, sometimes an insect, and so on.
    All those who have become Buddha’s started out just like us. They were not Buddhas from the beginning. They obtained a special human life, came in contact with the teachings, and seriously practiced them over a long period of time. Slowly their mental affliction and ignorance decreased and their spiritual qualities increased.
    With a great deal of effort and courage they attained enlightenment. Because all living creatures have the same potential, all of them can attain enlightenment if they meet with a proper method, have enough courage, and exert enough effort.
    Right now flies and insect have an inferior physical body and mind, so for the present they cannot produce these qualities, but they have the potential to do so someday. Shantideva advises us to ask ourselves, “since even animal can attain Buddhahood, why can’t I do it?”

    Unlike animals or other unfortunate beings, we have a wonderful opportunity to accomplish enormous things; it is easy to see this by comparing spiritual development to an arduous physical task. Our ability to complete the task is severely compromised if we have to do every part of it by hand. If we have the right machines, the work will be accomplished easily. Similarly, in samsara the human life we now have is best equipped for accomplishing our ultimate goals. Human have the intelligence to understand the benefits and disadvantages of virtue and non-virtue, to deduce from present circumstances what type of causes we created in the past, and infer from our present actions what will happen in the future. With this kind of mental aptitude, of course we can attain enlightenment if we persevere with courage. We should encourage ourselves with this type of praise. Shantideva summarizes this reasoning as follows:

    I should not be indolent,
    Saying, “How can I attain Buddhahood?”
    Because the Buddha who says what is true
    Has spoken this truth:

    “even flies, bees, mosquitoes,
    And other types of insects
    Can attain the highest enlightenment so difficult to attain
    If they exert powerful effort.”

    Someone like me, born as a human,
    Is able to distinguish benefit from harm.
    Why couldn’t I attain enlightenment
    If I don’t give up the Bodhisatva practice?

    Extracted from: Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo, Volume 3: The Way of the Boddhisatva, Page 439
  • tsemtulku
    (Sunday, Oct 26. 2014 12:33 AM)
    This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time! I laughed till I teared..please watch: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53930
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:15 PM)
    Wait till you see the pictures this photographer caught in portraits in order to evoke some feelings in us: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53879
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 08:10 PM)
    Tsem Rinpoche: Guess what we did on Mt Rinjani? See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53342
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 12:31 PM)
    This is so wonderful that all of you are discussing dharma here on my blog chat (www.tsemrinpoche.com). I am so glad to see this every Friday on US Pacific Coast time 8PM (Malaysian timing every Saturday 11AM). For next two Fridays (October 31 & November 7, 2014) we have something very interesting for sharing on blog chat, please learn up on “Mantras-Holy Words of Power” post and video: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=28029. This is a long post so we do for the next two Fridays please. How much we can learn is a plus. We can never overlearn the dharma.

    We will discuss about this beneficial read. You will learn more as you read the post and discuss here with friends. I rejoice when you learn more. It stabilizes the mind to understand our spiritual practice and the benefits. :) Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor David Lai
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 12:27 PM)
    Meat to Meatless… When I was 5, I hated eating vegetables. My mum used to tell me to eat my carrots as they gave me good eyesight. But I told her that was not a rabbit. I was no Bugs Bunny. Back then, I was this nasty little carnivore. Follow my little journey from Meat to meatless here – http://www.davidlai.me/2014/09/28/meattomeatless/
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 12:13 PM)
    If your angersome, it means you are spoiled.
    If you want things to be given to you, then you want others to do your work.
    If you complain without doing, it means you want an easy way out.
    If you have no integrity, it means you have never earned respect.
    If you are always late with your promises, it means you take things for granted.
    If you always argue to win, it’s because you allowed yourself to lose in life.
    If you are not concerned about others, then you have been overly self absorbed.
    If you don’t wish to change your situation, it’s because you don’t consider others and their despair for you.
    If you are arrogant, it’s because others are to be used by you.
    If you are intolerant, it’s because you want things only your way.
    If you are full of hatred, it’s because you only wish to benefit yourself.
    If you always lie, then you innately think others dumb and unworthy.
    ~Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:46 PM)
    Guess what happened to Justin Cheah? Read here and don’t wait another minute:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53437
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 09:43 PM)
    The highest achievements are usually done alone.~Tsem Rinpoche (Sometimes the further you move up and achieve, the less people will be around or unable to keep up. Some cannot understand, accept or wish to do more and they can drop off. Some may wish you well but cannot keep up anyways. The higher your goals, the less most are able to understand or envision. Some may be even against you. But what is important is you stay focused and consistent. After all big achievements are done by only a few and not the majority. Highest achievements are usually done alone or with a very few. Stamina, vision, consistency, focus, care, responsibility and sometimes even a sense of compassion is necessary to achieve anything big. Giving up gets us nowhere, so continuing is a good option. When you make it, some will come back, many will join and the naysayers regret and wished they had stayed. Tsem Rinpoche)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 12:07 PM)
    Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?nggpu=http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/moby-to-97yzp4.jpg

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The Unknown

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

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Beautiful. Please share with other spiritual friends. 
4 days ago
This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time! I laughed till I teared..please watch: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53930
7 days ago
Wait till you see the pictures this photographer caught in portraits in order to evoke some feelings in us: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53879
7 days ago
Guess what we did on Mt Rinjani? See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53342
7 days ago
Modern Buddhist Fellowship members joining in celebrations in Kechara.  October 24, 2014
7 days ago
This is a Cockatoo named Boy. He was in a small cage alone most of the time for 22 years. The owner finally relented and let us rescue Boy and be put in a large huge outdoor aviary with friends and fresh air. He came to us on October 24, 2014. 
7 days ago
October 24, 2014-Pastor Shin giving a talk in Kechara House. 
1 week ago
October 24, 2014-Was presented with lots of flowers today. How kind. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Mark Twain once said, “Of all the creatures ever made Man is the most detestable. He’s the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.” ~ From Earthlings, http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html
1 week ago
The highest achievements are usually done alone.~Tsem Rinpoche (Sometimes the further you move up and achieve, the less people will be around or unable to keep up. Some cannot understand, accept or wish to do more and they can drop off. Some may wish you well but cannot keep up anyways. The higher your goals, the less most are able to understand or envision. Some may be even against you. But what is important is you stay focused and consistent. After all big achievements are done by only a few and not the majority. Highest achievements are usually done alone or with a very few. Stamina, vision, consistency, focus, care, responsibility and sometimes even a sense of compassion is necessary to achieve anything big. Giving up gets us nowhere, so continuing is a good option. When you make it, some will come back, many will join and the naysayers regret and wished they had stayed. Tsem Rinpoche)
1 week ago
Since I was a young boy I wished to live in this type of environment. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
This is my dream home, dream location and a place where I would spiritually grow. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
"I like doing things that are going to last longer than a minute in the world."~ Christy Turlington
2 weeks ago
Click on this picture to enlarge and tell me what they are doing? Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest." ~ Maya Angelou
4 weeks ago
Mother gorilla's heart- A child fell into the gorilla cage. She broke her arms and legs and she was unconcious. A male gorilla came and tried to hurt her. Luckily, a female gorilla rescued her by chasing other gorillas away not to hurt her. This is an instinct of mother animals that take care of their babies. The mother gorilla climbed the 57 ft wall and took the girl to the zoo officer. The girl was sent to hospital and the doctor cured her. Thanks to mother gorilla's kind heart. -From FB (Please always be kind to animal. Never hurt them, kill them or eat them. Tsem Rinpoche)
4 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-Karen said there were even people in the Gifts Department of Kechara participating in Blog Chat today. Wonderful to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-William, Pastor David, Pastor Jean Ai and Jean Mei preparing for blog chat. Nice people here!
4 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-In Kechara Forest Retreat, the room is filled with Kecharians on the blog chat right now. According to Pastor Adeline who sent the photo, the whole room is buzzing with blurping sounds from blog chat!! LOL. I like this when people learn the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
I've been friends with Dato' Ruby for nearly 20 years. When I asked her to head the Kechara Soup Kitchen she immediately agreed and put all her energy into making it successful. Many are benefitted by this. Kechara is committed to continuing to benefit others. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent, so don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
LOL. This guy is cute!
4 weeks ago
Please sign this petition. It will take five minutes to make a difference. Tsem Rinpoche https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=31967&ea.tracking.id=facebook
4 weeks ago
When this female named Dorothy died of heart failure, all the chimpanzee family came out of the forest to say good bye..... the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence, reported staff at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Centre. If you know chimpanzees, then you know that they are not usually silent beings. I think it’s beautiful how many of the chimps are touching each others’ shoulders.~from Butterbin
4 weeks ago
Praise to the Lady Buddha who eliminates all source of suffering. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
This is a cool snapshot! I love the paranormal mysteries. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Our Kechara's Dato' Ruby is on this month's cover of prestige magazine for her work in our Soup Kitchen. Congratulations to a kind lady and my good friend. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Is it time to worry? You tell me. See what I'm talking about please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53452
1 month ago
How nice that Caryl Dumaine Lamont Munson reminds us that although the contest is over, the goal of the contest is still to be achieved. See what he is talking about: Win A Manjushri: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496 Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Once in a while we step through something magical that gives us hope and we continue on. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
1 month ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
1 month ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
1 month ago
These two bright young people arrived in Los Angeles today to visit and help. They are very sincere and caring people. Glad to see them. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
If you want to read about compassion, strength, wisdom and fortitude, get this special edition of Essence. I did. Wonderful and a lot to learn from this lady of wisdom Ms. Maya Angelou. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The other day I mentioned to my US team that it would be nice to have a oversized Monoply set to play with everyone for good clean relaxation sometimes. Guess what? Pastor Moh Mei secretly got us a set!! How thoughtful and sweet. Thank you very much. I appreciate it very much. Especially the thought. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang
1 month ago
His Holiness the current Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Who is very learned and spends much time in deep meditational retreats. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche said that Pabongka Rinpoche has merged and became one with Heruka-Chakrasamvara already and those who see fault in Pabongka Rinpoche do not have merits. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I gave a special talk on equanimity, I am sure it will help you to understand this subject better: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=42419
1 month ago
Every week we have blog chat, this is Kecharians in E-division preparing for the blog chats. Nice to see this. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
When I see this, I primarily think of my guru and dharma friends immediately. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Beautiful people bring happiness to others. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Don't break another person's heart, it's hard to mend. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I have just finished doing 50+ tweets on mind, Buddhism, spirituality, acceptance, love, entanglements, thoughts and inner battles. Do enjoy reading them and sharing them. It might help someone I humbly hope. I do so every few days to share about wisdom, kechara and our spiritual journey. If it can reach people and benefit them, why not. Our lives and being alive is totally about benefitting others. That is the purpose of breathing and being human... Tsem Rinpoche Do follow me on tweets: http://www.twitter.com/tsemtulku
1 month ago
I would love to live in the Mt. Shasta area of Northern California. It has been recognized by the Native American Indian people to be a spiritually charged area. It has a power vortex under the ground in that area that energizes the place to be very blessed for spiritual practice, meditation and contemplations. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Dear Andree Duckworth, Thank you very much for your feedback on our Kechara Pastors. They work very hard, they have great knowledge and very patient. I started the program so people who wish to bring dharma to others can have a lay life as well as a spiritual life recognized by others. Halfway to monk/nun-hood without being ordained. So naming them Pastors and having basic lay vows is good and it helps the public in Malaysia to identify with them easily. It worked out very much. I hope you will let them know you are benefitted by their hardwork. They will appreciate it very much as I do. Tsem R
1 month ago
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    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    2 months ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    2 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    2 months ago
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    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    3 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
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  • 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.
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    6 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    8 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
    8 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    8 months ago
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    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
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    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
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    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    2 yearss ago
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    2 yearss ago

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Halloween blog chat session with USA Team. - William
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Uncle Eddie 70++year old, he come to work at Puja House 6 days per week. Inspiring. Pastor Yek Yee
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Torma colouring. Pastor Yek Yee
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We completed a puja for clearing out all obstacles for our sponsor. Pastor Yek Yee
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A big puja conducted at Puja House for obstacles cleaning! Pastor Yek Yee
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Kechara Animal Liberation Day will be on this coming Sunday! You can join us at Kuantan, Johor, Ipoh and Penang. Don't miss! Pastor Yek Yee
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31 Oct, Gyabshi puja did at Puja House today. -By Puja House
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Urgent Setrap puja done for sponsor. May the sponsor surgery successful and have good health-By Puja House
12 hours ago
We can eat so many things without touching animals.~#tsemtulku_PB
15 hours ago
"We all want to live a happy life and this is our basic right."~H.H.DalaiLama_Hee TS
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Saving lives helps to save our life~#tsemtulku_PB
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Not eating animals doesn't hurt us in any way but actually helps us~#tsemtulku_PB
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When we pursue our goals, being consistent is necessary ~ ‪H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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Prayers help us to reach a distant dimension & the residing special beings.~Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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Gift to Rinpoche from The Khongs on his birthday. Concept by Elisa Khong. DR.
15 hours ago
Datin Paduka Senator Chew Mei Fun, Deputy Minister of Women, Family & Community Development of Malaysia joined Kechara's soup kitchen in our midnight food distribution rounds to have a better understanding of the situation of the homeless and urban poor. DR.
15 hours ago
Gizmo and Luilui paying homage to Buddha Shakyamuni in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat. DR.
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Aren't they cute? Cranberry doggy biscuits for our cute mumus aka doggies of Tsem Ladrang. Freshly baked by a pet's cafe in Ikano, PJ. DR.
15 hours ago
Eight auspicious signs and Sensory offerings as seen in our souvenir shop in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. DR.
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Our souvenir shop in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. So elegant and well stocked. DR.
15 hours ago
Here you go. The cousins aka receptionists welcoming 40 students from Kojadi Institute. Hehehe. DR.
15 hours ago
Little Victoria came to visit after school. A seven year old who thinks and talks like an adult. She's such a bright girl. DR.
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I miss my Guru so much. DR.
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