Animals, Vegetarianism & Environment

Crimes Against Animals the World Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Crimes Against Animals the World Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Jul 5, 2016 | Views: 626

There are horrific things that happen to animals all for the sake of human tradition, cultural belief of simply for monetary gains. These aren’t often talked about but it’s...

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Feeling Guilty?

Feeling Guilty?

Jul 1, 2016 | Views: 323

I read this article online and found it to be quite shocking. Many of my students know that I enjoy reading stories about human kindness towards animals, and animals...

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Marc Ching Shows Us The Way

Jun 26, 2016 | Views: 7,115

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: 1,053

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: 503

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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Sylvester Stallone’s Best Friend

Sylvester Stallone’s Best Friend

Jun 8, 2016 | Views: 91

We all know that Stallone had a tough life before his big break as an actor and scriptwriter for the movie Rocky... but when asked about his lowest point,...

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I don’t like this title

I don’t like this title

May 31, 2016 | Views: 491

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: 624

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: 636

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: 527

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: 1,615

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: 648

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: 333

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: 255

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: 3,448

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: 470

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: 296

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: 197

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: 264

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: 337

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: 189

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: 930

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: 652

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: 667

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: 2,802

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: 379

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: 709

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: 576

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: 863

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: 234

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: 276

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: 403

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: 798

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: 1,212

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: 1,480

  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: 327

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: 91

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: 98

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: 118

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: 198,742

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: 459

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: 464

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: 699

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: 247

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: 280

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: 209

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: 325

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: 209

  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: 207

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: 482

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: 194

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: 291

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: 386

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: 103

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: 485

  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: 1,760

  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: 902

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: 478

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: 279

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: 238

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: 12,573

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: 344

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: 1,103

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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  • samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 02:41 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these beautiful article.
    Feeling happy to know more about the reincarnated Lama and the Ditsa Monastery in Hualong, Qinghai.I learned that Bodhisattvas come into the world with a variety of manifestations and every teacher we encounter, every monk or person could be a Bodhisattva . A pilgrimage to a holy place at least once a life time to be spiritually energized as encouraged by Rinpoche is well said.
    Thanks again with folded hands
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-miraculous-vajrayogini-of-ditsa-monastery.html
  • samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 01:37 PM
    wow beautiful ….can’nt believe it there’s a Tara statue at a hotel lobby in Melaka. Seeing the beautiful Tara who is the energy of long life and wisdom gracing the lobby of this beautiful hotel would be wonderful.Maybe next visit to Melaka i hope to see it….From what i saw from the above photos it really beautiful…
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and to those who made it possible….
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tara-at-hatten-hotel.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 01:12 PM
    A refreshing start to the week by reading this riveting account of Kalachakra initiation by the 11th Panchen Lama Baingen Erdini Qoigyijabu. This is a summary of what I gathered from this post:

    1. This is the first Kalachakra initiation to be held publicly in Tibet/China in the last 50 years.
    2. Over 100,000 attended the initiation and teachings, which included over 5,000 monks and nuns and 100 incarnated lamas and teachers.
    3. On the night before, it had rained and continued to drizzle intermittently on the first day. It also rained during the previous Kalachakra initiation that was led by His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama. The 10th Panchen Lama had explained that the rain indicated purification.
    4. The meaning of Kalachakra literally means the ‘Wheel of Time’ in Sanskrit or Dukyi Khorlo in Tibetan.
    5. Kalachakra Tantra was a teaching by Buddha Shakyamuni by the request of Suchandra (a King of Shambhala). It is a method to practice Dharma without renouncing worldly responsibilities. It is now one of the most advanced Tantric systems within Tibetan Buddhism.
    6. Miracle of the Buddha: Kalachakra Tantra was taught by Buddha in Dhanyakataka (nearby modern-day Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh) and simultaneously with another teaching on Vulture’s Peak in the state of Bihar.
    7. The Kalachakra initiation is not something new for the Panchen Lama but a continuation of the practice from previous lives. In fact, the Kalachakra Tantra is a specialty of his incarnation line.
    8. How to prepare and what to prepare for such a huge event: huge screens to display the proceedings that was happening on stage for audience stationed afar, numerous temporary water stations and portable washrooms, emergency aid i.e. 50 doctors and nurses positioned in 11 medical squads bases that were careful placed. Everyone is welcome to attend this event.
    9. Judging by the preparatory work, it is apparent that the Chinese government gave their full support to this event, which means religious freedom is being practiced and a common practice in China. As compared to Dharamsala and teachings by Dalai Lama who barred Dorje Shugden practitioners from attending.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this uplifting write up.
  • sonny tan
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 10:55 AM
    sonny tan on Jul 25, 2016 at 10:54 am
    Thank you Rinpoche for this very inspiring article on these life changing decisions of ordinary ladies who eventually don the nun robes to become Buddhist nuns serving mankind. Notably Master Cheng yen founder of Tsu Chi who from young was never interested in this mundane life, deep inside her she knows that she is made much bigger than living an ordinary life of a human. She went through so many life challenging and threatening events but yet has never lost sight of her ever strong spirit of sharing her compassion with people all over the world and the Taiwanese people.
    Today she is the epitome of compassion known for her never giving up spirit and her strong beliefs that no matter how and what difficult circumstances she encounters she always believes that when the rain stops the rainbow will display her magnificence.
    At every major disaster one can always see her disciples running to assist standing in unity and solidarity to help the needy with their well-known code dressing of white color collar navy blue t-shirts and white color pants..
    It is indeed heartwarming to see their display of compassion which Master Chen Yen’s disciples are known for and we hope too that we at Kechara would also shine equally in our compassion and love for all of mankind.
    I cannot help but would add that Rinpoche shares some similar traits with Master Cheng Yen in their strong beliefs that they are here for a purpose that is to help free the world of sufferings and transformation of our minds through discourses and teachings. We pray and hope that these two extraordinary human that we are privileged to have here with us would remain with us for a long, long time.
  • Alice Tay
    Monday, Jul 25. 2016 12:50 AM
    在此视频里,我们可以清楚的看到在多杰雄登在尼木杰吉寺突然自发性地降神于神谕媒,并且还紧紧拥抱仁波切。除此,在2009年的西藏之旅,当仁波切身在拉萨的一所宾馆内时,多杰雄登护法突然降神于当时色拉寺的实习神谕,并以类似尼木杰吉寺神谕的方式向仁波切致敬。这两件事件足以证明了尊贵的詹杜固仁波切与多杰雄登拥有特殊关系以及之间灵性上的交流。由于上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切本身持守清净的三昧耶以及弘扬佛法的至高动机,多杰雄登因此借神谕的身体为媒介展现出祂对尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的深切喜爱。

    感谢仁波切与曹铭光先生在此分享如此珍贵而且不曾公开的视频。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/never-seen-before-footage-of-dorje-shugden-oracles.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 03:28 AM
    Beautiful Mother Tara had arrived in the holy land of Kechara Forest Retreat. It is very auspicious to have Mother Tara here, through the blessing of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to grace us. She is very famous and popularly known for her ability to save people from different disasters. Mother Tara is also known to be efficacious in removing eight fears, namely : Fear of fire (anger, Fear of imprisonment (avarice), Fear of lions (pride), Fear of floods (attachment), Fear of elephants (wrath), Fear of demons (doubt), Fear of snakes (envy) and lastly, Fear of robbers.

    I wish that many people will pay a visit to venerate Mother Tara in Kechara Forest Retreat as well as to get blessing from her.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/holy-mother-tara-comes-to-kfr.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jul 23. 2016 03:18 AM
    Beautiful Mother Tara had arrived in the holy land of Kechara Forest Retreat. It is very auspicious to have Mother Tara here, through the blessing of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche to grace us. She is very famous and popularly known for her ability to save people from different disasters. Mother Tara is also known to be efficacious in removing eight fears, namely : Fear of fire (anger, Fear of imprisonment (avarice), Fear of lions (pride), Fear of floods (attachment), Fear of elephants (wrath), Fear of demons (doubt), Fear of snakes (envy) and lastly, Fear of robbers.

    I wish that many people will pay a visit to venerate Mother Tara in Kechara Forest Retreat as well as to get blessing from her.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/holy-mother-tara-comes-to-kfr.html
  • sonny tan
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 11:09 AM
    sonny tan on Jul 22, 2016 at 11:08 am
    Thank you Wei Tan for this invaluable insight on happiness, it is rather very subjective because happiness can be experienced and felt at different levels. For instance happiness when seeing your child becomes a champion in a race may differ from jumping with joy when one strikes a lottery. The intensity, reason and degree are however difficult to equate perhaps it is the depth and how long it last and the exhilarating factors following this eruption of happiness.
    Happiness is an intangible commodity when heightened by jubilation would linger on in a different manner and the underlying factors surrounding it and the continuity of it may perhaps differs on the time, place, temperament, environment and the people one is sharing the happiness with. Therefore, happiness is hard to define in terms of language but can only be felt momentarily.
    What is happiness then? It is just a fleeting pleasure of the mind; one cannot grasp it in the hand and hold it for long, it would ultimately dissipates and the after effect depends on one’s mental frame of mind. However, on another note it would generate positivity which would bring about a healthier mind and body.
  • Joy
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 07:03 AM
    LADRANG LIGHT OFFERING FUND

    This is a rare and precious opportunity for candles to be offered on your behalf at the private residence of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. The offering of light to the Three Jewels has great benefits for one’s mind including gaining clarity and intelligence, the acceleration of realisations, and greater understanding and wisdom. This exclusive light offering is also ideal for those who do not have a personal altar or are unable to make light offerings themselves.

    http://www.vajrasecrets.com/ladrang-light-offering-fund
  • Joy
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 07:02 AM
    CHECK OUT >>>PHOTOS ON THE GO<<>> Venerable Geshe Puntsok speaks so well in both Tibetan and English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idQF6_6BD6s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ-jCJQWMMs&t=0s
  • Joy
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 07:01 AM
    NEW BLOG POST>>> Gyara Rinpoche Gives Dorje Shugden Sogtae http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gyara-rinpoche-gives-dorje-shugden-sogtae.html

    Yangting Dechen Ling, also known as Shugden Monastery, is thriving under the leadership of its current abbot, Venerable Geshe Tenzin Peljor, and has produced many illustrious and eminent scholar-monks including H.E. Zemey Rinpoche, Venerable Geshe Tendar Rinpoche and H.H. Yongyal Rinpoche.

    Daocheng County has a population of 32,450 of which 70%-80% are Dorje Shugden practitioners. There are many Dorje Shugden lamas and geshes in Yading too. Therefore, it is no surprise that through word of mouth, many flocked to attend Gyara Rinpoche’s teachings in Yading.

    ***Note: The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has on many occasions stressed that Dorje Shugden practitioners are a minority. Looking at the thousands of Tibetans who gathered at Yangting Dechen Ling Monastery, it is not difficult to spot the glaring inaccuracy of the CTA’s claim!***

  • Jason
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 02:52 AM
    This inspiring articles show that many nuns did contribute their compassion, kindness and love to society by applying Buddhism practices. Buddhism practices can be adopt by everyone without limitation on age,sex, races and etc. I feel fortunate because can know so many nuns or female practitioners who I never heard before.Everyone has Buddha nature and practice Buddha’s teachings will lead us to enlightened.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing such informative and wonderful article.

    With folded hands,
    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/inspiring-nuns-and-female-practitioners.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 12:13 AM
    Very heartwarming to see lovely and hardworking Kecharians demonstrated the teaching of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. We see Rinpoche’s loving kindness through these virtuous actions. Thank you Kecharians.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the good work of Kecharians.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/delivering-love-and-care-at-midnight.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Jul 22. 2016 12:06 AM
    I am no expert in art but the display of painting skill by this artist is truly mesmerizing. He successfully depicted different expressions of Buddha at different circumstances. The ones that capture my attention most are (1) as Buddha shaved his hair, (2) as Buddha practiced asceticism, and (3) as Buddha gave his first teaching to the 5 disciples.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing that brings images of Buddha vividly alive.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/buddhas-life-story-beautifully-painted.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Jul 21. 2016 11:47 PM
    Absolutely encouraging to read the stories of 24 nuns and female practitioners, who break through or circumvent the religious traditions built for a patriarchal world. Aside from the biological difference, female possess the exact same (if not better) tenacity when it comes to will power and determination. And the 24 stories here show us exactly how far women can go against all odds to demonstrate the strength of their spiritual conviction. It is truly inspirational for me and I hope it is too for other fellow female.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this collection of inspiring personalities for us to look up to.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/inspiring-nuns-and-female-practitioners.html

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

Tsem Rinpoche

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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15 hours ago
This is a beautiful portrait
15 hours ago
Sacred art work on Vajra Yogini
2 days ago
Never forget to do our Vajra Yogini practice. We can lose our money, we can lose our friends, we can lose our position, we can lose our family, we can lose our wife, we can lose our husband and we can lose our materialistic possession because in the end we will lose all outer objects anyway, but NEVER lose our Vajra Yogini practice. Everything lost is meant to be lost because we are in samsara and whatever we enjoy in samsara will not last and will be lost. It is their nature. Never waste time, energy and keep procrastinating, but do our Vajra Yogini practice intensely and strongly and be firm. Samsara never grants permanence and happiness, but Vajra Yogini's practice will hand the universe and all the joys within it to you.-Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
LADRANG LIGHT OFFERING FUND A rare and precious opportunity for candles to be offered on your behalf at the private residence of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. The offering of light to the Three Jewels has great benefits for one's mind including gaining clarity and intelligence, the acceleration of realisations, and greater understanding and wisdom. This exclusive light offering is also ideal for those who do not have a personal altar or are unable to make light offerings themselves. http://www.vajrasecrets.com/ladrang-light-offering-fund
5 days ago
Nice friends who help each other in Dharma works.
5 days ago
Venerable Geshe Puntsok speaks so well in both Tibetan and English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idQF6_6BD6s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ-jCJQWMMs&t=0s
6 days ago
Beautiful image of Avalokitesvara who has spoken before. Housed in Ladakh
6 days ago
Our Panglung Kuten taking trance of Dorje Shugden in Tibet where he is greatly sought after
6 days ago
Beautiful painting of Atisha
7 days ago
Beautiful Tara has arrived in Kechara Forest Retreat. See many more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=105289
1 week ago
Gorgeous Buddha carved into the mountain in China
2 weeks ago
Beautiful Dorje Shugden Gyenze statue by Kechara available at vajrasecrets.com
2 weeks ago
I like this Buddha image very much
2 weeks ago
Beautiful Buddha in the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa
2 weeks ago
Pastor Lanse, contact her if you have questions..she is kind and helpful.
2 weeks ago
Interesting
2 weeks ago
Buddha sat under this tree when he gained enlightenment
2 weeks ago
Buddha Goddess Dukkar. Beautiful image.
2 weeks ago
Such a nice retreat house for extended meditations and prayers.. ..incredible. With trees, sunshine, pond, lotus leaves and purple flowers. I love this whole setting. Even creepers growing on the roof of the house. How perfect this place is for me.
3 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche brings home Dharma and this was his first day home.
3 weeks ago
White Tara mantra in Sanskrit
3 weeks ago
Beautiful thangka of Buddha of wisdom Saraswati
3 weeks ago
Beautiful image of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen in Kechara
3 weeks ago
A beautiful and blessed Dharma family. May Lord Manjushri guide, bless and keep them close to Him in this and all lives. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
One of the things I love about my Guru is that his teachings are never dry and far from boring. Rinpoche would joke, poke fun and tease but there is always an insightful, if not profound, teaching in each joke or teasing. I consider myself very blessed to have found a Guru who has the skillful means to drum some Dharma into this numbskull of mine. -From Sharon Ong
3 weeks ago
I really like outdoor Buddhas.
3 weeks ago
Dorje Shugden takes trance of the senior Choyang Dulzin Kuten in Gaden Monastery.
3 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Choktrul Rinpoche sitting on my lap during a teaching in Dharamsala. I am so happy to hold the reincarnation of my precious teacher. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is a beautiful picture of Choktrul Zemey Rinpoche. May he bless all of us and manifest the teaching of Tsongkapa's doctrine again.
3 weeks ago
This is really nicely done. Welcome!
3 weeks ago
Good friends with good motivation coupled with a kind heart to be of benefit to others is time worth spent. Life is over so fast and anytime it can be snuffed out, so therefore do dharma, practice dharma, and engage in dharma. Tsem Rinpoche.
1 month ago
Sacred Manjushri Kumara 9th Century Pala Dynasty India
1 month ago
This sacred White Tara is on the Bodhgaya enlightenment stupa marking the very spot Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment.
1 month ago
Myself at the sacred lake at Dromo Geshe Rinpoche's residence
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
Such a beautiful conservatory. How I would love to have a room like this among woodlands.
1 month ago
Another beautiful Gyenze statue arrives made by Kechara
1 month ago
My Mumu boy is super duper cute. I love you Mumu.
2 months 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
2 months ago
Images of the Buddha are always a great blessing
2 months ago
Beautifully painted Shakyamuni the Buddha
2 months ago
Nice painting of Lord Tsongkapa
2 months ago
Beautiful painting of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the omniscient.
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Spectacular outdoor Tsongkapa in Mongolia
2 months ago
BEAUTIFUL Tara statue! Magnificent
2 months ago
Vajradharma. In Vajra Yogini's tantra, we always visualize our root teacher in this form. We should see him in his divine form. 
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  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
    2 months ago
    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
    2 months ago
    Dorje Shugden oracle taking trance in China
  • Taking Trance
    2 months ago
    Taking Trance
  • See what humans can do
    5 months ago
    See what humans can do
  • Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
    5 months ago
    Shocking undercover video shows animal abuse at 'humane cert
  • Video reveals what goes on inside 'humane slaughterhouse' in
    5 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.
    5 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
  • -
    10 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.
    11 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
    11 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)
    11 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 1)
  • Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
    11 months ago
    Mr Chatreng Yeshe's message to me (Part 2)
  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    1 years ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja

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Teacher Alice and teacher Victor were guiding the senior students on the script for year end performance. Stella Cheang, KSDS
18 hours ago
Teacher Lai was sitting together with the students for the musical and performance practice section at KSDS today. Stella Cheang, KSDS
18 hours ago
Teacher Ashley Yeo and the students of KSDS Class 2-4 years old. Stella Cheang, KSDS
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Teacher Jesvin and assistant teacher Bradley discussed the details about the class. Stella Cheang, KSDS
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Teacher Victor and Teacher Ray are always show care and compassionate teaching to the teenage kids. Victoria Lam KSDS
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Teacher Stella always used creativity and passionate to the kids of age group 2-4 years old. Victoria Lam KSDS
19 hours ago
Teacher Serena reciting mantra to the kids and guide them with patiently. Victoria Lam KSDS
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What is the best to nurture to the kids? Bring your kids and join us every Sunday, Kechara Sunday Dharma School KSDS . Victoria Lam KSDS
yesterday
Another Special Birthday Cake From Customer with 4D - Chin Kia
yesterday
Tonight Charity Banquet Event @ 50 Tables - Chin Kia
2 days ago
Most of the kids are enjoyed for the singing session. KSDS, Alice Tay
2 days ago
Besides the dharma teachings, there was also an outdoor activity for the KSDS students age 9-10 years old. KSDS, Alice Tay
2 days ago
KSDS students are happy and excited to participate the animal liberation. KSDS, Alice Tay
2 days ago
Nice dharma sharing by Teacher Lai. KSDS, Alice Tay
2 days ago
The youngest group age 2-4 KSDS students are allowed by the teacher to draw on the floor. Clean up the place after the drawing. This is one of the training to the kids to follow the teacher's instructions strictly. KSDS, Alice Tay
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Tonight wedding dinner event @ PERFECT HAPPINESS - Chin Kia
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Green Curry Spaghetti + Drink Of The Day Only "RM 16.90++" Valid at Kechara Oasis Viva Home - Chin Kia
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birthday cake from customer ~ is so colored full - Chin Kia
2 days ago
Manjushri Retreat in Kechara Forest - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Manjushri Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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