A Tale of Mari – INCREDIBLE!!!!

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This video below is a trailer of the movie, A tale of Mari and 3 puppies. It is a Japanese film which was released in the year 2007. The movie is based on a true story in the 2004 Chuetsu earthquake.

On October 23, 2004, a dog named Mari gave birth to 3 puppies in a village in Japan. That very evening, an earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck Japan and shattered the entire village including Mari’s house.

The grandfather of Mari’s family was alone at home that day. He could not get out of the house in time because he suffers from a neurological disorder. The earthquake left him trapped under a wardrobe. Mari courageously tried to save him and even though she could not do so, she did not give up!! She went back and forth making sure her puppies were okay and then went back to the grandfather over and over again!

The grandfather was so touched and inspired by Mari that he was determined to push off the wardrobe and free himself. How moving! Mari’s story was later frequently reported in the media, made into a book and even a movie!! The story serves as an inspiration to many people in Japan.

Along with the trailer below is an English translation… and if you really like the movie, there is a 13-part video below with English subtitles on it!  Please watch this movie…be ready to be touched, moved and inspired. Please make sure young people watch this also….Much care,

Tsem Rinpoche




Mari the Japanese dog



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English translation of the trailer:

When two kids were playing around their neighbourhood, they found a puppy in a box. The little girl had an instant liking for the puppy. When they left, the puppy followed them.

The girl then ran to her grandfather telling him she knows what she wants for her birthday this year. When she brought her grandfather to see the puppy, he told her they can’t take it in as the children’s father does not like dogs. But later, he agreed with the kids to bring it back home.

The grandfather brought the puppy home quietly, hiding it in his jacket. His son felt something amiss and so he questioned his father and unzipped the jacket. To his shock, he saw a hidden puppy. From then on, the puppy became a member of the family. She was given the name, Mari.

After Mari grew up, she gave birth to 3 other puppies. Every day was bliss and they all lived happily. But unexpected things can happen any day.

One fine day, an earthquake erupted, collapsing many buildings including Mari’s house. The grandfather and both grandchildren were trapped in their house. Rescue teams came to know of their disappearance hence troops were sent out to look for them. At the meantime, Mari was trying to rescue the grandfather and grandchildren by digging the soil till her paws were bleeding.

When Mari heard the rescue members, she rushed to them. Feeling something was amiss, the rescue members followed Mari and she led them back to the house where the grandfather and grandchildren were trapped.

When a rescue member was bringing the little girl up to the helicopter, she asked if Mari and the 3 puppies could go along. The rescue member thought for a long time but was rushed by the other members as the grandfather was bleeding a lot. The rescue member then told the girl that his mission is to only save her, her brother and her grandfather.

At the hospital, the grandfather said that luckily Mari saved their lives and he could not believe it. The little girl missed Mari very much and was very worried for her. But her mother told the little girl not to worry as Mari is a mother and that all mothers will protect their children no matter what happens.

The brother told his sister that he is going to look for Mari. The girl said that she wants to go along. No matter how bad the situation was, Mari lived bravely. At last, the father informed his son that the rescue team was going to save Mari and her puppies. This story was an inspiration to all in Japan.




MOVIE: A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies


Part 1 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part1.flv


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Part 2 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part2.flv


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Part 3 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part3.flv


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Part 4 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part4.flv


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Part 5 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part5.flv


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Part 6 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part6.flv


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Part 7 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part7.flv


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Part 8 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part8.flv


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Part 9 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part9.flv


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Part 10 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part10.flv


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Part 11 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part11.flv


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Part 12 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part12.flv


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Part 13 of 13

http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/ATaleOfMariThreePuppies_Part13.flv


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8 Responses to A Tale of Mari – INCREDIBLE!!!!

  1. Helena Chin on May 17, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this touching true story Mari and the 3 puppies, Its really sad and always make me cry in the beginning of the movie but its a happy ending that warm our hearts.. Hope you have a great day Rinpoche :)
    Much love..

  2. Lim KSJC on May 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Animals are our friends and actually we are same with them. Try our best to appreciate them always and then try to use this appreciation towards all the living beings. Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful & touching story!

  3. Valentina Suhendra on May 19, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for sharing these moving video. I prayed for the day when humans place just much value on animals’ lives. It’s very heartbreaking to see animals who actually need love and care just like any of us being abused, abandoned, and neglected. My experience as a pet owner showed that dogs in particular (I do not have much experience with other pets) are very faithful to their owner. My pet dog always tried to amused me, treats or no treats. I definitely think of him as a better friend than some people I know.

    Much love

    Valentina

  4. Albert on May 20, 2011 at 4:56 am

    This is a very good movie not only suitable for kids but it can also put a lot of adults to shame, Aya and Ryota is just a kid, but because of worrying about Mari, they step out from their comfort zone and went into the ‘unknown’ journey,
    1. It is their first time travel so far without the companion of adult
    2. They don’t know what’s going to happen in their journey
    3. They don’t know whether they can arrive to Yamakoshi Village
    4. They know how dangerous of the shook in Yamakoshi Village

    But because of a pure motivation of saving Mari out from the dangerous land, they put all these fear aside and set foot out to the rescue journey, during the journey, they fell, hurt, scared, but they never let all these stop them and still continue.

    Even until they totally unable to continue the journey and was brought back to the shelter, they still didn’t give up…

    Lesson learned:
    In life, we face the situation what Aya and Ryota is facing, we don’t know what is in front waiting, but if we learn from them, put down the fear, step out from our comfort zone, then only solve the problem we face a long the way, because the worries that in our mind, they might not even exist!!!

    Mari
    being left behind where all villagers already evacuated, with
    1. no help
    2. no food supply (have to go round to search for it)
    3. no shelter
    4. life threatened
    5. no way to escape from the dangerous land

    with this situation, many people will lose hope and give up, they might just wait for death, but Mari didn’t, she fought for food, protect the puppies, save food for them even she is hungry (haha, i totally broke down when i saw how she suffers and yet still trying to protect her kids… oops… shameeeee~~~~~), even how hopeless it suppose to be, but Mari did not lose hope and she tried her best to survive through this crisis.

    But what important is, Mari tells us that no matter how difficult we are, how hopeless the situation is, but if we don’t only focus on ourselves, we purely just concern about the benefit of the other party, many things that seems to be hurtful to us will become not important anymore.

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  6. Martin on Feb 5, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Over time we have seen and heard so many accounts of how animals, dogs especially have demonstrated such devotion and loyalty towards human beings. Mari’s story is one of these and very moving because it is based on a true story.

    If we think of Mari not as a dog but as a human being then we see the picture of a very brave, loyal and extremely caring and kind person emerging – one who not only cares for her own children but also went through tremendous pain and effort, risking her own life to save her friends whom she loves as well. This is a very rare quality in people.

    Not only was this person left behind but she also continued to care for her children despite not having enough for herself. We rarely hear of such sacrifices and instead we hear more stories of human beings abandoning their children in orphanages because the children were inconvenient. Mari was selfless and noble.

    Finally we see a person who does not hold grudges and did not become bitter and resentful for being left behind by the rescue team and instead rejoices to be reconciled with her friends and loved ones. What an incredibly loving, selfless, smart and kind being this Mari is. But Mari is a dog and just by being in a different form most people would not recognize her humanity and that is where the pity is.

    Mari like all animals and all beings are no different to us but just in a different form and for that human beings kill them, eat them, tear their skin out, burn and boil them, beat them and cramp them in inhumane cages, take their young away and cause so much sorrow and grief.

    Why do we not do that to people who are less virtuous than animals and yet think nothing about abusing innocent animals who very often are more humane than human beings?

  7. Adrian Cho on Mar 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    This is a very sad and touching true story Mari movie, till I keep repeat to watch it. This Mari really so cute and adorable.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this nice movie to us.

  8. tong sun sun on Nov 26, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    有如此忠犬应该很满足了,以前老一辈的人都认为狗只是看门的工具,从来都不会特别注意或重视它们.反观现在的人会把狗狗当家人看待.无论如何有玛莉如此狗狗真的很幸福,只是看短片我都已经哭红眼了.看完整套应该....

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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)
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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
2 months ago
October 3, 2014-William, Pastor David, Pastor Jean Ai and Jean Mei preparing for blog chat. Nice people here!
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent, so don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
LOL. This guy is cute!
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago
Praise to the Lady Buddha who eliminates all source of suffering. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
This is a cool snapshot! I love the paranormal mysteries. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months 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
2 months ago
Is it time to worry? You tell me. See what I'm talking about please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53452
2 months 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
2 months ago
Once in a while we step through something magical that gives us hope and we continue on. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
2 months ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
2 months ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
2 months 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 
2 months 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
2 months ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
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  • Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29986205
    2 weeks ago
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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
    1 month ago
  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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    1 month ago
  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    2 months ago
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
    2 months ago
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    2 months ago
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    3 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
    3 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    3 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    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
    6 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    6 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 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
    7 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
    9 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
    9 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.
    9 months ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • 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.
    2 yearss ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    2 yearss ago

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CHAT PICTURES

We brought Jas for a haircut and grooming to prepare him for his interview today. We are hopeful for him who has a good command of English to get this job as a waiter. 我们带Jas去剪头发准备面试。我们希望懂得英语的他能够得到服务员这份工。 Justin@KSK
10 hours ago
We are very happy for En Rasm who passed his job interview this afternoon and will report to work tomorrow morning. Rasm was very grateful to our help for getting him this job opportunity. We also gave him new pair of working pants, shoes and other essential items so that he can start working. All the best En Rasm! 我们提Rasm先生今天通过他的面试的消息而感到高兴。明早正式上班的Rasm先生很感谢我们协助他找工的帮忙。我们也为他准备了衣服, 做工鞋以及必需品以便他可以马上开工。Rasm先生加油! Justin@KSK
11 hours ago
Both Mr Lam and Mr Lim whom our volunteers met on the streets recently. Both of them were referred to a construction company and a hotel in Melaka. Through our help, the duo took a bus this evening and safely reached their hostels to start work tomorrow. We wish both Mr Lim and Mr Lam all the best! 最近在街上遇到的两位林先生透过我们的帮忙下已在马六甲找到工作。今天两位已经到达他们的宿社准备明天开始工作。我们祝福两位林先生! Justin@KSK
11 hours ago
26th Nov. Drolchok Puja done in Puja House for the sponsor, may her wishes be fulfilled. The Benefits of Drolchok Puja: - Swift assistance to fulfill wishes - Protection from danger - Overcomes obstacles, fear and anxiety - Excellent for relationships and families - Growth of dharma center . By Puja house
13 hours ago
Develop our minds to be loving, open, kind, accepting & simple. ~#tsemtulku_PB
14 hours ago
Everyone should create harmony, understanding & acceptance as we live in the same world.~#tsemtulku_PB
14 hours ago
Tonight's Dzambala puja (English) at Kechara House gompa was led by Tat Ming and assisted by Choo Weng Loong. Lucy Yap
14 hours ago
育柔是个勤勞可爱的女孩,较沉默寡言。又不爱进食,希望在上师的加持和她自己的努力下。未来是个话潑又健康的少女。祝福她! By Puja House
16 hours ago
Never abandon spiritual practice because it's difficult~H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche _Hee TS
19 hours ago
Being a renounciate means material things that does take or give you happiness. ~Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
19 hours ago
Being spiritual is a state of mind encompassing great compassion. ~H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche _Hee TS
19 hours ago
Glorious Dzambala for invite at Kechara House gompa at Kechara House gompa souvenir shop. Call Frontdesk +603 7803 3908 Lucy Yap.
23 hours ago
Staff Dharma class topic for today is 'The significance of symbols, rituals and offering items." shared by Anila Choi. Ucy Yap
23 hours ago
Attending public lecture by Prof. Dr. Johan Galtung on "Buddhism vs Abrahamism, Orient vs Occident: And Then?" Pastor Adeline
yesterday
PastorLim Han Nee was giving a very impactful Dharma Sharing to Kechara Penang Study Group. - Soon Huat
2 days ago
3 Kechara Penang Study Group members ( Linny Neoh, Teh Kai Lynn, and Jacinta Goh) were taking vegetarian vow led by Pastor Han Nee - Soon Huat
2 days ago
Pastor Adeline shared with volunteers "You and your imprints" the topic from Rinpoche's blog, which will be the blogchat discussion on Saturday. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Do your best to help those less fortunate tirelessly.~H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche _Hee TS
2 days ago
Suffering compel us to reflect on our deeds.Therefore it is bless from another point of view.~IBS_Hee TS
2 days ago
How much you SUFFER is how SELFISH you are. ~H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche _Hee TS
2 days ago
Attune to the spiritual and surrender the ego.~#tsemtulku_PB
2 days ago
True love is simple because it's selfless~#tsemtulku_PB
2 days ago
When we work together we show everyone there is harmony which is necessary.~#tsemtulku_PB
2 days ago
When I die is soon, so the only benefit is to do dharma for real.~#tsemtulku_PB
2 days ago

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