China says OK!

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Dear students and friends,

I came across this article a few days ago, and was pleasantly surprised to read it. China officially lifted a 17-year-old ban on allowing His Holiness the Dalai Lama photos be displayed in Gaden Monastery, in Lhasa, Tibet.

Gaden Monastery was founded by the head of the Gelug tradition, Lama Tsongkhapa, in 1409. Since then thousands of great scholars have graduated from the illustrious monastery. Many teachers were well-sought after by both sangha, laymen and royalty, including the great Emperors of China.

The Emperors of China deeply valued Buddhism, especially those within the Qing dynasty. They promoted Buddhism across the nation to unite their people…

Yong He Gong (雍和宫), a beautiful temple in Beijing, the capital city of China, was rebuilt in the 17th century. The 16-acre royal palace was transformed into a Tibetan monastery as envisioned by Emperor Qian Long. The design was based on Gelugpa monastic principles… and in the 2nd biggest hall of Yong He Gong, the Falun Hall, sits a 6-meter statue of Lama Tsongkhapa. Restoration works were recently done on the breath-taking statue last year.

Lifting this ban reflects how China is seeking to promote harmony within their country… I think that is the greatest gift a country can give their people, which is peace.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


China lifts 17-year ban on Dalai Lama photos at Tibet monastery: group

by Sui-Lee Wee

BEIJING Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:47 am EDT

 

 

(Reuters) – Chinese officials have lifted a ban on Tibetan monks displaying photographs of the Dalai Lama at a prominent monastery, a rights group said on Thursday, an unexpected policy shift which could ease tensions in the restive region.

The decision concerning the Gaden monastery in the Tibetan capital Lhasa – one of the most historically important religious establishments in Tibet – reversed a ban introduced in 1996, the Britain-based Free Tibet group told Reuters, citing sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

It was made as similar changes are being considered in other Tibetan regions of China, and may signal authorities are contemplating looser religious restrictions and a policy change over Tibet, three months after President Xi Jinping took office.

Chinese officials in western Qinghai province are also considering lifting a ban on Tibetans displaying pictures of the exiled spiritual leader, according to the International Campaign for Tibet, a U.S.-based advocacy group.

It said there were also draft proposals in the region to end the practice of forcing Tibetans to denounce the Dalai Lama, and to decrease the police presence at monasteries.

Officials in Lhasa and Qinghai could not immediately be reached for comment.

Such measures appear calculated to reduce tensions between the Tibetans and the government after a series of Tibetan self-immolation protests against Chinese rule.

Beijing considers the Dalai Lama, who fled China in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule, a violent separatist. The Dalai Lama, who is based in India, says he is merely seeking greater autonomy for his Himalayan homeland.

Since 2009, at least 120 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in China in protest against Beijing’s policies in Tibet and nearby regions with large Tibetan populations. Most were calling for the return of the Dalai Lama.

“Tibetans’ reverence for and loyalty to the Dalai Lama has almost no equal among the world’s communities and if this policy is extended beyond this individual monastery as other reports suggest, it will be very significant for the Tibetan people,” Free Tibet spokesman Alistair Currie said.

The new policy at the Gaden monastery and the discussions in Qinghai come after a scholar from the Central Party School published an essay questioning China’s policy on Tibet.

So far, President Xi has said very little publicly about Tibet. His late father, Xi Zhongxun, a liberal-minded former vice premier, was close to the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan leader once gave the elder Xi an expensive watch in the 1950s, a gift the senior party official still wore decades later.

“There’s increasingly a view that due to the critical nature of the situation of Tibet, a discussion of a change in some hardline policies is merited and there’s a need for the Dalai Lama to be involved in some way,” Kate Saunders, spokeswoman for the International Campaign for Tibet, told Reuters.

Saunders said the draft proposals in Qinghai were likely to be implemented either in August or September.

(Reporting by Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Pravin Char)

 

[Extracted from: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/us-china-tibet-idUSBRE95Q07E20130627]

 

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China strongly denies lifting ban on the Dalai Lama’s portrait in Tibet

Phayul-Friday, June 28, 2013
 

DHARAMSHALA, June 28: The Chinese government has strongly denied reports of any relaxation in their decades old policy in Tibet of a blanket ban on the display of portraits of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In a statement to the BBC on Friday, the Chinese state bureau for religious affairs said there had been “no policy change.”

The government maintained that China’s policy towards the Dalai Lama, considered by Beijing a “splittist,” was “consistent and clear”.

“If the Dalai Lama wants to improve his relationship with the Central Government, he must really give up his stance in favour of ‘Tibetan Independence’ or independence in any disguised forms,” the BBC cited the state bureau as saying.

China’s abject denial comes after reports of isolated cases of relaxation in the portrait-ban, as “experimental” measures, came out of Tibet over the past few days.

The London based Free Tibet on Thursday reported that monks at the Gaden monastery, one of Tibet’s oldest and largest institutions of learning, in Tibet’s capital Lhasa have been informed that they can now display picture of the Tibetan spiritual leader, who was forced to flee into exile in 1959.

Reports on similar “experimental” changes in the policy have also come out of two isolated regions in eastern Tibet.

However, Free Tibet added that it would be unwise to speculate on the implications regarding China’s policies in the restive region as the group hasn’t been able to confirm reports on whether the lift on the ban is an isolated case and extends beyond the Gaden monastery.

The BBC noted that they have been unable to confirm this news, despite repeated phone calls to monasteries in Lhasa and in other regions of eastern Tibet.

“Several monks admitted they had heard of possible changes to the government’s long-standing policy, but said they had not witnessed any relaxation in policy themselves,” BBC’s China correspondent Celia Hatton reported.

“Portraits of the Tibetan spiritual leader are still banned, the monks explained. Only officially sanctioned images of the Buddha are permitted to be displayed,” Hatton cited an unnamed monk in Lhasa as saying.

Since 2009, as many as 119 Tibetans living under China’s rule have set themselves on fire demanding freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama from exile.

Scores of Tibetans have been arrested and disappeared for keeping portraits of the Dalai Lama in their phones or at homes, and singing songs or writing about the Tibetan spiritual leader who relinquished all his political authorities to the elected Tibetan leadership in 2011.

For more than three decades now, the Dalai Lama has been calling for autonomy for his people as guaranteed by the constitution of the People’s Republic of China.

Just last month, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tibet is “an inalienable part of China” and called the Tibetan Nobel peace laureate “a political exile who has long been engaged in anti-China separatist activities in the name of religion.”

 

[Extracted from: http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=33668&article=China+strongly+denies+lifting+ban+on+the+Dalai+Lama%e2%80%99s+portrait+in+Tibet]

 

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22 Responses to China says OK!

  1. HelenaC on Jul 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    It is a super great news to know! I really hope HHDL can visit his home soon! Pray for that!

  2. Boon on Jul 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    It’s really a good news to heard from the Chinese government. Hopefully they will allow H.H Dalai Lama go back to his hometown-Tibet in future as this is the hopes from the
    majority people especially those tibetan.

  3. Chee ks on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    这个善因造下了,希望趕快开花结果,让曾经发展煇煌的佛教再度在中国大地重新復兴!

  4. Sock Wan on Jul 7, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Such a good news, it may also mean His Holiness will be able to go back to Tibet one day and His middle way strategy is working. After all, spreading Dharma is still the priority in his life. His Holiness has brought Buddhism and Dharma to the west, time for him to bring this precious Jewel back to China and Tibet.

    • Su Ming on Jul 8, 2013 at 12:05 am

      I agree with you that if HH is allowed to visit or return to Tibet, it will be a fantastic news. However, to me I don’t think that is the main agenda for HH. HH is a boddhisatva, HH is not attached to place, time, and etc. For HH, I feel like all the high attained lamas, the main priority is a place where they can spread dharma far & wide.

      But, I agree it is a good news from China. And will be interesting to read their next step

  5. Lim (KH JB) on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Wow thats the awesome news, it show that Karma always around us…

    When we do positive acts sure the positive results will come in the right timing…

  6. Low KHJB on Jul 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.I certainly hope that the Chinese Government would allowed the citizen of China and Tibet to have the freedom to practice religion as they wish without any restriction or agenda.The time has come as China is more liberal now in many areas.

    May HHDL achieve his rights to return to his rightful homeland in Tibet.

  7. Lim Han Nee on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this piece of good news. Even if it is just Gaden Monastery and other isolated places which have been allowed to display pictures again of HH Dalai Lama, this is stll great news. A beginning has been made to the lifting of the 17 year old ban on the display of the Dalai Lama’s pictures in Tibet.

    At least China is willing to experiment with different ways of addressing the concern over the 120 cases of self-immolations among Tibetans. It shows China’s willingness to even play the game the Tibetan way.

  8. Grace Leu KHJB on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    This is really good news, may peace spread all over the world.

  9. Datuk May on Jul 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    The fact that such news can be broadcasted, is a good sign especially when there is a new leadership in China.

    No controversial news can get out of China, unless it is intended. It would be great if China would permit the revival of Buddhism as spirituality is greatly needed in this country if it is to be a world leader in time to come.

  10. Uncle Eddie on Jul 8, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Banning the display of HH Dalai Lama photos in Gaden Monastry in Lhasa, Tibet, is not a big issue, nor would it make any difference to Buddhists’ minds. Yes, its impossible to erase the image of Dalai Lama’s face from peoples’ minds, who worship Tibetan Buddhism with or without HH The Dalai Lama’s photos being displayed. Like Rinpoche said, “Many teachers were well sought by both sanghas, laymen and royalty too, including the great emperors of China. Buddhism is used to promote Unity for the chinese all the World over. As said, “lifting the ban reflects how China is seeking to promote harmony within the country….. that’s the greatest gift a country can give their people, which is PEACE.” Who in this World does not need peace?

  11. MayOng on Jul 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Wonderful news from Reuters on the 17-year lift of the ban on the display of the Dalai Lama’s photo in Tibet monastery.

  12. Cliff on Jul 9, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    This is such great news! Even if this may or may not be true, which i really hope it is, only spreads more awareness to hopefully one day allowing H.H.Dalai Lama returning back to Tibet to spread the dharma. Many great sangha’s have given up their lives for H.H.Dalai Lama, I really hope to see change in China’s government views on this matter. It is good to see some relaxation on allowing H.H.Dalai Lama’s photos to be displayed. I can’t wait to see one day H.H.Dalai Lama returning back to Tibet, that would be a truly glorious day for all Buddhist in Tibet. Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche.

  13. Julien Roth on Jul 9, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Such good news to hear. I hope that HHDL will be allowed to visit his home soon. I would be happy to hear that news.

  14. Grace Leong on Jul 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    It’s really great to see this possibility of a reconciliation happening soon between China and Tibet. The main goal is to continue to turn the wheel of Dharma in China, Tibet and all parts of the world, in order for all to benefit !

  15. So Kin Hoe on Jul 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the good news about lifting the 17-year ban of HHDL’s photos in Gaden Monastery. May HHDL return to his homeland Tibet and pray that China and Tibet can build a peaceful relationship to enable Tibetan Buddhism to grow more.

  16. beatrix ooi on Jul 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    This is a really good news from the Chinese government, it’s not easy to lift up a 17 year-old ban, something must have happened internally. But no matter what the reason was, it shows that the government cares about the country and people( although they denied it).Awesome article to read! I hope that everything will go back to normal soon.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  17. Edern Tan on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    It is great to know that china had lifted the ban. The really did the best thing to bring peace, harmony, ect to the country and people.

  18. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 27, 2013 at 3:20 am

    I do think China is doing a real good move by allowing the Dalai Lama’s picture in the monasteries. It is really getting out of control the way things are happening in TIbet with all the immolations. I look forward to China to opening up to bring peace and stability in Tibet.

  19. Albert Ratchaga on Aug 5, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I’ve went on the net to search about this news, but I seen most of the articles are showing negative, news from BBC, CTA, London news, Bangladeshi news.. etc. Although there are news about lifting the ban, there are also news denied lifting the ban, always, there are 2 side of info about something, Some times there may not have very solid proof of info, but in this case, of course I do hope that the news about lifting the ban is true.

    For someone like Dalai Lama who is having such huge influence to the public, if the ban towards him is lifted, it gives him more space and freedom to promote Dharma and to benefit more people, what we want for our country is where everyone is living healthily and happily, so if allowing Dalai Lama to freely travel to our country, isn’t it the best gift to our citizen? The best way to gain Happiness is through Dharma, because any other happiness will not last if it’s without Dharma.

  20. Alan Chan ( KHJB ) on Aug 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the great news about lifting the 17-year ban of H.H Dalai Lama photos in Gaden Monastery. I am wish that Tibet and China can rebuild a peaceful relationship which Tibetan Buddhism can spread all the world .

  21. Stephen Ho on Oct 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I find it very strange that all the comments here focused on the Reuters report and ignored the ALTERNATIVE and CONTRADICTORY Phayul report posted after that : “China strongly denies lifting ban on the Dalai Lama’s portrait in Tibet” Phayul ( Friday, June 28, 2013 ). I wonder why, since similar things have been going on for sometime ? Are we in denial ?

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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
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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!!
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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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    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
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  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
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    Dalai Lama watching TV
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    Dog with a heart of Gold
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  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
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  • 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.
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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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    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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Everyone is fully concentrating on answer blog chat question. Very focus. Pastor Yek Yee
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This photo showed part of the torma flowers making! Pastor Yek Yee
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Time together at Puja House for H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's blog chat! Pastor Yek Yee
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The torma flower making process. Pastor Yek Yee
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Halloween blog chat session with USA Team. - William
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1st Nov, Volunteers and staffs came for blog chat every Saturday to learn dharma together Via online - By Puja House
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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
13 hours ago
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
14 hours ago
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
15 hours ago
We can eat so many things without touching animals.~#tsemtulku_PB
18 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.
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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.
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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.
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Eight auspicious signs and Sensory offerings as seen in our souvenir shop in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. DR.
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