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Dear friends around the world,

Food is sustenance. Food can be enjoyment. Food can be symbolic, bonding, a sort of expressing care and also cultural, but one thing food should not be is pain for animals. Last year when I saw the Forgotten Battery Hens video (or watch the video here), I decided to stop eating eggs, although they are one of my favourite foods since I was a child. The video really broke my heart. I was very affected by the Cruel Cage Egg System and decided to create more awareness about the suffering of these poor chickens by organising a Win a Manjushri contest. By creating more awareness, we can stop this cruelty from continuing. Apart from proliferating information and awareness, taking action such as stop consuming eggs is another way to help the situation.

Fortunately, as more and more people choose a lifestyle and diet that does not exploit animals, there are alternatives or replacements that taste as good as the real thing. And it comes without the cholesterol or cruelty. For example, tofu is great for egg substitutions in recipes that call for a lot of eggs, like quiches or custards while having a low calorie count and relatively large amounts of protein. There are also egg substitutes available at health-food stores and some grocery stores for baking or preparing a dish that calls for eggs. Don’t eat these with expectation it is exactly like an egg. Eat these with an open mind and you will be fooled. Your taste buds will be fooled. This time being fooled is good. They are delicious!

I recently came across some vegan egg recipes and I thought of sharing with all of you. Vegan egg dishes contain nothing from a chicken or harms animals. I have tried some of them and you know what, they are delicious! I am putting the recipes here to bring greater awareness to vegan delicious healthy dishes and the wonderful website that hosts many more recipes you should visit. We can get the ingredients with some effort. But the effort is worth it as more adopt a lifestyle that creates less pain for animals. 

Tsem Rinpoche

 

1. First Proper & Best-Ever Vegan ‘Egg Mayonnaise’ (Egg Salad) Sandwich

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘EGG YOLK’

  • 2 tbsp vegan dried instant mashed potatoes, dehydrated flakes or powder (Edwards USA, Terrasana UK – also here is a link that will ship to Australia)
  • 7 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp turmeric (use a little less if you prefer)
  • ¼ tsp kala namak salt, otherwise known as black salt – it has a sulphuric “egg” flavour, so is essential for this recipe (you should find this at your local Indian or Asian grocery store, from Amazon US or Amazon UK)
  • ¾ tsp Orgran egg replacer (or Ener-G in the US)
  • 1 tsp vegan margarine

METHOD:
Make up your mashed potato mix, add margarine and other ingredients, and mash until consistency resembles hard-boiled egg yolk, see pic if you are uncertain, it should be thick in consistency. Mix ‘yolk’ mix really well, then place in freezer for 15-20 minutes, then remove from freezer.

NOTE:
The ratio of water/liquid versus the potato flakes or powder that you find may differ (reason being that brands and textures differ in the dried potatoes, some need less water), so you may need to slightly adjust this, ie a little more potato flakes/dehydrated potato may need to be added – make a note of how much of these quantities worked for you for your future reference. It’s a simple detail, but worth noting.

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘EGG WHITE’

Extras:-

  • A sprinkle of fresh chopped chives (optional)
  • Freshly ground pepper (optional)

METHOD:

  1. Crumble the tofu into a clean bowl, then add the mayonnaise.
  2. Mix gently, then spoon in the ‘yolk’ mix – mix gently until the ‘yolk’ is covered with the mayonnaise.
  3. Refrigerate this mix for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
  4. Spoon onto fresh bread and enjoy! I suggest using the freshest and tastiest wholegrain bread, and the best possible brand of vegan mayonnaise.

NOTE:
If you wish to make ‘hard-boiled eggs’, use hen egg moulds – cut a piece of tofu to fit a half-egg mould, level it with a knife, and, using a spoon, carefully scoop out an oval shape. Then fill this cavity with your ‘egg yolk’ mix. Place in the fridge for a few hours until set, before serving.

Original recipe available at: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2013/04/06/first-proper-best-ever-vegan-egg-mayonnaise-egg-salad-sandwich/

 

 

2. My Vegan Spanish Omelet (also known as Frittata)

 

INGREDIENTS FOR FILLINGS

  • 4 slices of vegan cheese of your choice, cut into 2 inch squares (or around 1½ cups grated mozzarella cheese)
  • 1 small zucchini (a.k.a. courgette), diced into small pieces
  • ¼ red pepper, diced into small pieces
  • 1 small red Spanish onion, or other of your choice, finely chopped
  • 6-8 brown mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 potato, cooked, and cut into small pieces

 

INGREDIENTS FOR BATTER

  • 200g firm silken tofu
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp ground garlic granules
  • salt to taste (or else for an “egg-ier” flavor, you could try kala namak (black salt) – available from Indian grocery stores. It adds a sulfuric, eggy taste.
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¾ cup (190 mL) soya milk, or any other vegan milk (cashew milk)
  • 1 heaped tsp tahini
  • 2 heaped Tbsp white flour *
  • *(can be made with gluten free flour – it’s best to buy a ready mixed one – if not I suggest tapioca, rice and corn mixed together to make the suggested amount)
  • Tip:- Remember that the denser you want the texture to be, the more flour you will have to add.

 

METHOD:

  1. Pre-cook the vegetables by frying them gently, including the potato (boil first, drain, then gently fry). Having set them all aside, have them ready to add onto your omelet.
  2. Combine all the batter ingredients in a plastic or metal bowl. Then simply process with an electric hand whisk or blender until thick and creamy – taste for salt before frying. (Note: You will be left with a fairy thick batter – this is necessary, and is the binding factor in the omelet. So try not to be tempted to add more liquid – it should part from the ladle when you gently pour it to your hot pan).
  3. Next, heat up a greased non-stick frying pan for a minute or two, and then add a full scoop of the mixture with a soup ladle.
  4. After 1 minute, add 2 slices of your favourite vegan cheese, and allow to cook for a further 3-4 minutes, making sure that you keep the edges from sticking by using a spatula.
  5. Now spread all the cooked vegetables evenly on top of the cheese in the pan, and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Fold the omelet in half – making sure it is not stuck to the pan, and gently tuck your spatula under the folded omelet at this point, ready to serve it onto a plate. Do this by using the pan (not the spatula) to drop into the plate – it should slide off fairly easily.
  7. Repeat the above process to make the second omelet.

Original recipe available at: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2012/06/23/my-spanish-omelette/

 

 

3. The Ultimate Genius Vegan Eggs

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘HARD-BOILED EGG WHITE’

  • 1½ cups (375ml) soya milk, or any other creamy non-sweetened vegan milk of your choice
  • under ½ tsp kala namak (otherwise known as black salt – it has a sulphuric “egg” flavour, so is essential for this recipe (you should find this at your local Indian or Asian grocery store, or else available from Amazon US, or Amazon UK)
  • 2 tsp agar powder (if you use the flakes, you’ll need double the amount, which you can whizz in a dry blender to turn into powder)

METHOD:

  1. Put the above in the liquidizer/food blender, and liquidize on high speed until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a small pan and heat on a low heat until the mixture thickens, stirring all the time with a wooden spoon (around 2 minutes).
  3. Remove from the heat, and pour into egg mould (use hen’s egg moulds, available online).
  4. Then leave in the fridge for an hour or so to solidify.
  5. This mixture makes around 6 ‘egg’ halves.

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘HARD-BOILED EGG YOLK’

  • 25g (2 Tbsp) vegan dried instant mashed potatoes, dehydrated flakes or powder (Edwards USA, Terrasana UK – also here is a link that will ship to Australia)
  • 3g (1 tsp) nutritional yeast
  • 1g (¼ tsp) turmeric (use a little less if you prefer)
  • 1g (¼ tsp) kala namak salt
  • 8g (1 tsp) potato starch
  • 100ml hot water
  • 1 tsp vegan margarine or 1 tsp refined pure coconut oil
  • 1 tsp sunflower or canola oil (not olive oil, as that would alter the taste)

METHOD:

  1. Make up your mashed potato mix, add margarine and other ingredients, and mash until consistency resembles hard-boiled egg yolk, see pic – if you are uncertain, it should be thick in consistency.
  2. Mix ‘yolk’ mix really well, then place in freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Then remove from freezer, and using clean hands, form into yolk sized balls in the palms of your hands.
  4. If you want to make a runnier ‘yolk’, add some hot water to your mix in a very small bowl, and stir all the time until you reach a smooth egg yolk consistency.

NOTE:
The ratio of water/liquid versus the potato flakes or powder that you find may differ (reason being that brands and textures differ in the dried potatoes, some need less water), so you may need to slightly adjust this, i.e. a little more potato flakes/dehydrated potato may need to be added – make a note of how much of these quantities worked for you for your future reference. It’s a simple detail, but worth noting.

TO MAKE YOUR ‘EGG’ HALVES
Remove your ‘egg white’ halves from the fridge, then, using a spoon, carefully scoop out an oval shape. Fill this cavity with your ‘egg yolk’ mix, and level with a flat knife. Then place in the fridge for a few hours until set, before serving.

 

TO MAKE A WHOLE ‘EGG’
If you wish to make a whole ‘egg’, take two of your halves (with cavities for the yolk already scooped out). Meanwhile, having formed your yolk into an appropriately sized sphere, place it in your scooped out cavities (see above), making sure that they are levelled as much as possible, before spreading some agar paste on the faces of both white halves, and gently pressing together. The agar paste can be made using ½ tsp agar powder mixed with a bit of vegan milk, heated on the stove until thickened, and allowed to cool down for a minute or so. Ensure you brush the agar mix onto the ‘egg’ halves before it completely thickens. This is a labour of love – only done to impress guests! It took me a while to get the ‘eggs’ above as perfect to the eye as possible. Then refrigerate your ‘egg’ for an hour or so before serving.

Original recipe available at: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2015/04/22/the-ultimate-genius-vegan-eggs/

 

 

4. Easy & Delicious Scrambled Egg-less Mushroom Delight

 

INGREDIENTS

Serves 1

  • olive oil
  • ½ a packet (175 grms) of firm tofu
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 medium-sized mushrooms, chopped
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano, or 1 tsp freshly chopped oregano
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • ¼ tsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder (for the yellow colour)
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp light tahini

METHOD:

  1. Fry the onions in the olive oil, in a non-stick frying pan until transparent. Then add the garlic, ginger and the mushrooms, stirring every few seconds.
  2. Now crumble the tofu into the pan (and quickly rinse your hands), and mix again for a minute or so.
  3. Add the soya sauce, whilst continuing to mix, and the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Mix all up together for a minute or so, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

TIP:
May be served on wholemeal toast, accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice, to optimize the nutritional value.

Original recipe available at: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2011/01/01/easy-delicious-scrambled-egg-less-mushroom-delight/

 

 

5. The Perfect Vegan Fried Egg . . . Sunny Side Up

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘EGG YOLK’

  • (again see my Egg Mayonnaise recipe)
  • 2 heaped Tbsp vegan dried instant mashed potatoes, dehydrated flakes or powder (Edwards USA, Terrasana UK – also here is a link that will ship to Australia)
  • 7 tbsp (105 mL) hot water (may need a tiny bit more)
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast (available in the US from here, or the UK from here)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric (available in the US from here, or the UK from here)
  • ¼ tsp kala namak salt, otherwise known as black salt – it has a sulphuric “egg” flavour, so is essential for this recipe (you should find this at your local Indian or Asian grocery store, or else available from Amazon US, or Amazon UK)
  • ¾ tsp Orgram egg replacer (or Ener-G in the US)
  • 1 tsp vegan margarine
  • 1 tsp sunflower or canola oil (not olive oil, as that would alter the taste)

METHOD:

  1. Make up your mashed potato mix with the water, add margarine and the other ingredients including the oil.
  2. Mash using a fork until consistency resembles hard-boiled egg yolk, but it should be thick in consistency (there is a reason for this).
  3. Then spoon out half of the mixture into a separate bowl, and set aside.

 

 

INGREDIENTS FOR ‘EGG WHITE’

  • 1 x 349g(12.3 oz) pack of firm silken tofu (I use Mori-Nu non-GMO – available in the US from here and in the UK from here)
  • TIP: you may wish to get the packet of tofu and place in the freezer for half an hour prior to opening it and cutting it up – makes for a firmer cut.

METHOD

  1. No secret or frills, it’s firm silken tofu. Using a round cutter (mine was 7cm/2¾”), cut through the centre of the tofu block, so you should be left with a cylinder around 2” thick – this will yield around 4 egg whites. All you have to do is cut this into 4 equal slices with a very sharp knife (don’t use a serrated one).
  2. Next, with a smaller round cutter (around 3cm/1¼”), press out the centre of the first ‘egg white’, which will leave space for your ‘yolk’. Do this carefully, as the tofu will be very fragile, and repeat the same with each ‘egg white’.
  3. In the meantime, you will have extra tofu left – place this in a covered container and refrigerate. I use this to make the egg mayonnaise/salad the next day – I just put together some more yolk (it only takes a couple of minutes), and then just add the mayo, as per the recipe (see link above).
  4. Now heat up some oil in a non-stick pan. Meanwhile, take 1 teaspoon of the egg yolk (make sure it has cooled down), roll it in your palms, then flatten it slightly.
  5. Then, using the smaller cutter, cut out the ‘yolk’ circle, which will fit inside the centre of the ‘egg white’ perfectly. But don’t place it in there yet at this stage.
  6. Gently place your egg white in the hot oil, one at a time, in and shallow fry it until golden around the edges on both sides.
  7. Now flip it, and place your egg yolk in the middle to fit the puzzle so to speak, and press down a little with a teaspoon.
  8. Meanwhile add some hot water to the mix in your 2nd ‘egg yolk’ bowl, and stir all the time until you reach a smooth egg yolk consistency.
  9. Using a small teaspoon, pour a tiny amount of this in the centre of the egg yolk, but don’t agitate it.
  10. Then spoon some of the oil it is frying in over the top of the yolk, to seal the top, and sprinkle on some salt and pepper.
  11. Gently bring it out from the pan onto your toast, or your plate, and enjoy alone, or with your favourite sauce. We love HP.
  12. That’s it, you’ve homemade delicious vegan eggs FOR LIFE.

NOTE:
You will also need extra oil for frying your egg.

Original recipe available at: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2013/04/27/the-perfect-vegan-fried-egg-sunny-side-up/

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  1. Echeah on Jul 24, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Wow, I was definitely fooled! Looks like the real thing, must taste even better. Fake eggs at a whole new different level, LOL! A must try. Thank you Rinpoche for these great recipe ideas.

  2. Fong on Jul 11, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Thank you for the wonderful recipes for egg replacements!

    Food is care and in this Samsara of ours, we crave different things. Learning to do without eggs is only a small step towards learning how to lessen our cravings for other things. As Rinpoche says in the article, it is only kindness and compassion not to add to the demand for eggs so that the farms will have less battery hens. It just a link in the chain.

    Thank you for showing us that a simple gesture like deciding to lessen or cut out consumption of eggs has so very many other benefits.

  3. Pastor Antoinette Kass on May 27, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Who wants to be fooled? I am sure noone – but indeed this time it is good to be fooled! Eggs have a big place in our daily food and many people think that they are beneficial to our health but they are not.

    Here is a link to a short video I saw by Dr. Greger and his blog http://www.nutritionfacts.org.

    Dr. Greger posts a lot about eggs being unhealthy like on the video below, he writes: “A similar exponential increase in carotid artery plaque buildup was found for smokers and egg eaters.” http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-vs-cigarettes-in-atherosclerosis/

    The recipes and pictures look delicious and with an open mind we can adapt to the taste and have a healthy replacement.

    Making the effort to replace the eggs really makes a difference for the hens who have to suffer so much for our convenience.

    Thank You Rinpoche for always creating awareness and inspiring us to change.

    Humbly,
    Pastor Antoinette

  4. Pastor Shin on Dec 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    There are sub-categories of vegetarian who consume eggs and those who do not. Lacto-ovo vegetarians accept the normal consumption of eggs because they do not believe that doing so conflicts with an ethical vegetarian diet. They do not see eggs as living things and subsequently do not make the connection between consuming eggs and causing animal suffering or death.

    However, vegans and many vegetarians choose to not eat eggs because they believe that purchasing “battery hen” eggs supports an institution that cages up to nine birds together, debeaked them, and forces them to continually lay eggs until they are calcium -depleted and on the verge of death, at which point, they are slaughtered.

    Access to free-range eggs may not be easy, and contrary to popular believe, free-range regulations may not require that hens spend substantial time outdoors, only that the hens have access to the outdoors. These “free-range” chickens are housed to a similar standard as the barn. So the hens may also suffer in poor housing and other problems like a regular battery hen.

    As many of us grew up eating non- vegetarian food, it is a comfort being able to enjoy the same dishes, cruelty-free. Apart from the recipes above, there are more and more vegetarian/vegan options or alternative/ replacement recipes that replicate the taste and texture of eggs/meats that are available online, waiting for you to try 🙂

    As organic or natural food stores become more popular, more and more meat-free, egg-free and dairy-free alternatives are available. This is good news. It’s also a nice surprise to see these items in regular supermarkets nowadays due to more people choosing a healthier and cruelty-free eating.

  5. yenpin on Nov 22, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享与提醒有关吃素。
    二十一世纪了,吃素不仅只是一个宗教行为,而是一个比较先进的饮食文化
    一个人一生吃素,可救下几万个生命,
    吃素除了对自己的身体做体内环保外,也是為自己与家人的健康尽份心力,
    更是為了这个世界做永续环保,珍惜运用地球资源尽份心力,
    让动物不再為了人类的口腹之欲而被痛苦怨恨宰杀,
    人们其实只要吃人类自己种的蔬菜水果及五穀就非常足够
    让地球的资源不会太早消耗殆尽。
    珍惜地球,爱护生命。

  6. Lucas Roth on Oct 4, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    These recepies are very good and they look like they taste quite good too. They save a lot of pain and suffering thigh is the best part. One day when I switch to no eggs I will surely use these recipes they look delicious and eggs are a big part of my diet currently. So thank you Rinpoche for sharing these recipes.

    I currently only am not eating meat and fish, things that were sentient and living that had to be killed, I removed from my diet. So I eat eggs, one day I will try to switch to vegan for animals because I took the first big step, for no death. Then I will try to go vegan for no suffering at all in my diet. So these substitute egg recipes are super helpful to me.

    Human beings are selfish things, kill for satisfaction for their desires that are all very temporary. Is that worth the cost of life? Is there really such thing as a cheap peace of meat? It is all so pricy, life has so much worth. Is that worth a little taste. Humans are such cruel things. That is why I am taking the steps to no suffering.

  7. Alice Tay on Sep 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享与提醒有关吃素的资料。

    其实,现在大部分的人都是以本身健康为主而少吃肉。不过也有一部分的人真的有深入去了解持素其实可以减少动物的痛苦。简单说,因为没有吃肉的需求,那么动物的牺牲也会随着减少。

    不过,要做出饮食的改变并不那么容易。但并不是不可能。由于,我们从小被灌输的教育,吃肉与鸡蛋可以帮助快高长大。但是如果,家长们本身先做出决定去了解持素的益处和实践,那么他们的孩子也会随着父母的榜样而持素。

    总而言是,当我们看清与了解一切的真相,要做出改变并不困难,这只在乎我们本身的选择。

  8. Matthieu on Sep 20, 2015 at 3:21 am

    I used to think eggs were the one of the best foods we could eat. Figures I was wrong… Its really amazing how sometimes we are convinced that animal products are good for us. The animal product industry has flooded our brains full of lies/propaganda since we were young. We are told milk is great for us, full of calcium, and we need it for our bones to be strong; but in fact is the leading cause of osteoporosis (brittle bone disease). Same with meat we are told we need a lot of meat because without it we won’t get enough protein. Last time I checked horses were herbivores and they have way more muscle than we do. Same with eggs full of cholesterol and we are told they are healthy for us. Once we get past the propaganda we have been told we see the real truth of what we are eating. The reason we are being told all this is because it drives the profits up of the people who own these industries. All the nutrients we need can be found in a plant-based diet. And there is no harm to these poor animals who have no choice but to be born in that circumstance.

    It is one of the hardest habits to change, as we eat everyday. Also sometimes it is hard to find vegetarian/vegan options in restaurants. But once we realise that the need to eat animal products is an addiction of a sort it becomes easier to address the issue.

  9. Julien Roth on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Many people do not see it, but eating eggs is just as bad as consuming meat. Now I’m not gonna lie, i myself eat eggs. But now that i know that i can have a vegan substitute for eggs, i just might give it a go.

    There are actually substitutes for all products that come from animals. We just don’t know it. A lot of people are familiar that there is a substitute for meat, and thats mock meat. But did you know there is a vegan substitute for fish? or even eggs in this matter. wow, amazing. Even for milk, instead of drinking actual milk from cows, you can take almond milk, or soya milk. They have the same substances inside them. And the best part, it almost tastes the same! There is not need to kill animals to have good tasting food 🙂 We do not need meat to have good food! If you remember that, and you accept that, then you can easily become a vegetarian for the benefit of yourself, and the animals of the world.

  10. Phng Keng Hwa on Sep 16, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I find it hard to believe that even something like eggs are tainted in blood because of human beings. Despite our good points, we really are bad people. 🙁

    I’m just glad that the people who are good have the courage to do these and expose the bad side to create awareness, even when they know they will not be universally loved.

    Sad to say, I’m not ready to give up eggs yet. 🙁 Perhaps someday in the future I will be.

    Your humble student,
    Keng Hwa.

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    Geshe Thupten Lama is one of the great scholars and masters who has upheld the lineage of Lord Buddha’s liberating teachings ., Geshe Thupten Lama would not abandon the practice of Dorje Shugden was brand an evil Chinese spy,and enemy, His life was threatened ,was forced to seek political asylum in America.He was one brave masters to write 3 letters asking Dalai Lama to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden.He has worked tirelessly for the Tibetan government in exile.Many practitioners has suffered due to the ban .It has caused disharmony within the Tibetan communities throughout the world.May H.H Dalai Lama please lift the ban on Dorje shugden to restore peace and harmony.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-supreme-path-to-the-trikaya.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:34 PM
    How to Rely upon Dorje Shugden

    Relying on a Dharma Protector or Dharmapala is an essential and beneficial practice within Vajrayana Buddhism. As a result of living in the Kaliyuga (degenerate) age, where negative karma is immense and distractions from the spiritual path are abundant, treading the path to Enlightenment can be an arduous and obstacle-ridden road.

    Read more here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/how-to-rely-upon-dorje-shugden
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:31 PM
    There’s a topic most people find a little awkward to talk about, and that’s sponsorship in the Dharma. People find it awkward because they think money is not a very spiritual thing to discuss. Yet it is an unavoidable subject because it’s a simple fact of life in samsara – monasteries and Dharma institutions would never be able to survive without the kindness of sponsors, and if they did not have the funds.

    Read this powerful piece by Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai (Ani Lobsang Pema): http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
  • Joy Kam
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:00 PM
    The Meaning Behind Dorje Shugden’s Form
    Like the Buddha, Dorje Shugden’s body manifested from his great attainments. Hence, every part of his form has deep spiritual significance. Dorje Shugden’s entire body represents the complete path of the Lamrim or the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, and meditating upon it with correct understanding will generate great merits and spiritual attainments. This is a brief explanation of Dorje Shugden’s form: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/overview/the-meaning-behind-dorje-shugdens-form
  • Joy Kam
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:00 PM
    Shimmering Vajrayogini from Ms. Wahyu
    See this beautiful painting gifted to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche especially made with lots of love… http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 10:29 AM
    Do you know what they did to this old erudite master Geshe Thupten Lama after serving them for years? Read here and be prepared to be shocked: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119404
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 10:28 AM
    This educated, kind hearted and very determined young lady often went out to protest for a free Tibet in London as well as raise funds for the Tibetan communities in India. She really wanted to help the Tibetans. Guess what happened to her? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119699
  • Jason
    Monday, Feb 20. 2017 02:46 AM
    Before this, I really doubt on reincarnation but after I watched the video above, it make me believe on reincarnation stuff which is happen to many high Lama. Reincarnation can’t totally explain by scientists but it reallly exists in this world.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this and it open up my view on reincarnation topic.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/reincarnation-true-or-false.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 09:10 PM
    At this day and age, it is indeed surprising for leaders of faith to apply a heavy-handed technique to oppress nonbeliever or the deviant. It is hard to accept because we have been educated by the history of painful examples where discrimination and persecution were usually man-made because of intolerance, lack of acceptance and ignorance. I wish the Baha’i faith grow and shine, and may harmony and love pervades the community.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/sanctuary-for-a-persecuted-faith.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:46 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing with us here online the very rare and holy image of Pabongka Rinpoche in Tantric dress. He is the lineage master of Tibetan Buddhism that His Holiness Dalai Lama is teaching today. I am very fortunate to be able to meet with Tsem Rinpoche whose teaching traced back to Pabongka Rinpoche unbroken. May more people realize the weight of unbroken lineage in Buddhism and hence see the importance of Guru Devotion, which is the cornerstone of pure lineage in many ways.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche-in-tantric-dress.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:34 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for the interesting article. We get to learn more about preventing snakes the natural way. It ‘s nice to know that we can rely on plants to repel snakes, and some of these plants are suitable to be planted in Malaysia. Garlic paste sounds not trying to make and a natural way to repel snakes. I wonder if it works to keep lizards away too?

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-to-prevent-snakes-in-your-backyard.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:22 PM
    This is a very nice sharing by Cindy Dinh. Rejoice to your keen interest in Buddhism in spite of being at an age where spirituality is not a common topic of interest. Please continue to explore the many teachings and topics here on the blog. And thank you, Cindy for writing to show your appreciation. It is a great testimony to the good work by Rinpoche and the team and will be a motivation for the rest of us too.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/thanks-cindy.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:07 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for this advice, which gives depth to what it means by living with parents versus living on our own. The key takeaway is taking responsibility for our own life hence making our own destiny. Camping in our comfort zone for too long will not fuel us to do better or be stronger and more independent. At the end of the day, our attitude determines our actions, and our actions determine our success. Go for it, everyone! You never try, you never know. ��

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/living-at-home-the-real-reasons.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 19. 2017 08:03 PM
    This is a very beatiful Buddha Manjushri painting. Rejoice for Wylfred and team for taking effort to making this painting and offered it to Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/look-what-the-postman-brought.html

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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
2 weeks ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
3 weeks ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
3 weeks ago
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
2 months ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
2 months ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
2 months ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
2 months ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
2 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
3 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
3 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
3 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
3 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
4 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
4 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
4 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
4 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
5 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
5 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
5 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
5 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
5 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
5 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
5 months ago
It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
5 months ago
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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    You will Never be Ready
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    Stop asking for Easy
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    Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on Samaya
    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    4 months ago
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    This was on FB and I came across it. His Holiness said in Tibetan institutions there is a lot of propitiating protector/oracles and this is not what Buddhism is about. So they are putting Nechung/Tema oracles within the video to say what is he talking about when he does it himself. This is confusing is the message to his people. TR
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Pastor Chia solemnized a couple's marriage registration at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
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Pastor Chia solemnized a couple's marriage registration at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
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On Sunday morning, we had an animal liberation event , in which we will save the lives of birds. Pastor Han Nee led a beautiful prayer before the birds were released. bit.ly/2ahl6Yv Lucy Yap
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Kenny Loh from Ipoh has offered lights and incense on behalf of KISG before the start of our short Mother Tara retreat. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Through the blessings from Rinpoche, KISG has completed our short Mother Tara retreat today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Lantern Festival Bazaar was one of the event organised by KSDS. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Light offering to Lama Tsongkhapa by the WOAH Campers. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KSDS students were taken refuge before the lesson start. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Fun time in self-defense section during Woah Camp 2016. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Winners of the Riddles contest part 1 during the recent Grand Dorje Shugden Puja. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien and teacher Jenni leading the Mitsegma recitation before the start of Sunday Dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace briefing the students on the activity during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace briefing the students on the activity during WOAH camp 2016. Lin Mun KSDS
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Dharma Talk tomorrow Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat with Pastor David Lai - join us!
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May the students of Kechara Sunday Dharma School be equipped with Buddha Dharma that can guide them through the manmade world and be protected by the Three Jewels always. Stella, KSDS
Teacher Jayce leading the mantra chanting for KSDS senior student class. Stella, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce leading the mantra chanting for KSDS senior student class. Stella, KSDS
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Brochures of Dorje Shugden were distributed to Ms. Kiang's family for blessing and protection. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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