The Dalai Lama Just Loves Watches

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Published: Saturday July 17, 2010 MYT 5:44:00 PM

The Dalai Lama just loves watches

DHARAMSALA: The Dalai Lama's commitment to the Tibetan cause can only be described as timeless. So, is the 75-year-old spiritual leader's penchant for watches.

When he was seven, the Dalai Lama received his first watch a gold Rolex – from none other than former United States president Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Roosevelt sent the gift to the Dalai Lama in 1942, as a symbol of gesture to secure relations with Tibet.

"I just like watches. I have 15 watches now, they are mostly gifts. My first watch was given to me by President (Franklin) Roosevelt.

"I like watches, I don't know why. Maybe, because I am a reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama.

"I was told (that) he was fond of pocket-watches, rosaries and horses, but I am afraid of horses," he burst out laughing, in his regular banter during an interview at his headquarters in Dharamsala, the power-base of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile.

Perhaps, the most interviewed and photographed monk, often draped in his usual maroon and orange robes, he leads a monastic life with his staunch followers in the main temple of McLeod Ganj in Dharamsala.

He considers himself a Marxist.

The Dalai Lama was born Tenzin Gyatso in northeast of Tibet to a peasant family and is believed to be the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso.

He fled to India in 1959, when Chinese troops entered Tibet's capital, Lhasa, to quell a national uprising, and he ended up in Dharamsala, northern state of Himachal Pradesh.

Eventually, Dharamsala became home for the exiled spiritual leader and thousands of escaping Tibetans over the past 50 years from where he champions the Tibetan cause. Bernama

from: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/7/17/nation/20100717175043&sec=nation

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  1. Ethan Chu on Jul 19, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    This is interesting… Never occur to me that H.H Dalai Lama is into collection of watches. From young, I always think that men who are into watches are always well aware of time, always discipline, and cherish life a lot because they understand time is precious. I don’t know if it is relevant, I just have a feeling that they should be… hehe…
    Many also strive to get that big heavy valuable rolex but not all is capable of keeping track of time, hence lack of discipline result in lateness if worse, it is just a show off…
    Knowing the value of one is far more important than wanting one… Time is precious.
    Knowing the value of time since young is precious… I guess that is the reason why H.H Dalai Lama received his first rolex at such young age while I was still playing He-man and She-ra!

    • andrw hibberd on Oct 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      is time a slave to you or you to it, or is it bigger ?
      is it important what some human on earth owns or does not own and which one is bigger , is big best ? only you have the answers for us all

  2. Maggie Chang on Jul 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Rosaries? I love rosaries very much. ^^

  3. Andrew James Boon on Jul 19, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Interesting insight Ethan! Life indeed is precious as the moment we are born we are one minute closer to the time we die. Such is the intrinsic perception of time and hence we should all get off our rear ends and do something with our lives. And how better a way than a Dharmic way.
    Now if I could just find some solvent for the super glue that is on MY rear end! hehehe!
    To add, I love that the star onine is publishing articles of such nature as it brings Buddhism into a more realistic nature and not one of a long forgotten “religion” in the mountains. Gives it indirect relevance and which will spark interest and intrigue which is important in this day and age.

  4. Ls-sa on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:28 am

    I like watches too!

  5. Mark on Jul 21, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I like watches. Vacheron Constantin, most expensive, precise and beautiful.

    • andrew hibberd on Oct 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm

      is not everyone involved in the watch industry important, i wonder where all the components and inspiration came from for such and intiguing device , my self when the sun comes up i gotta work when it goes down i gotta eat and in between that the longer i can stay awake the better

  6. Replica Watches on Jul 24, 2010 at 9:43 am

    The most interviewed and photographed monk, often draped in his usual maroon and orange robes, he leads a monastic life with his staunch followers in the main temple.

  7. ngeowchin on Aug 10, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Time is a useful measurement of change and growth as well as to help remind us what to do next. In the scriptures, it is said that we are all time travellers. We are the products of our past lives. How we live now will prepare us for our future lives.Ethan, Andrew, time is indeed precious in the context of our present situation – being born in this world with excellent conditions to attain the highest possible state of being – a Buddha.Time goes on forever, but the excellent conditions for us to practice now, may not come again.

  8. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 15, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    His Holiness the Dalai lama,
    has done so much for the elevation of Buddhism all over the developed world. through his talks , through his works , through his books, his work made it much easier for many buddhist traditions to establish themselves all over the world. I rejoice in this great master. May he live long and come back over and over again to turn the wheel of dharma for migrators blinded by their delusions.

    • andrew hibberd on Oct 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm

      is this not inevitable is there a rule that will not allow this grace return ? dear teacher

  9. Anila on Sep 23, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    The first watch given to the Dalal Lama was President (Franklin) Roosevelt. Maybe the President is trying to tell Dalal Lama that time will not stop. Incarnation will go on and on like time. I have a relative who likes to keep clocks instead of watches. Actually there is no difference between a clock or watch as both show the time also. This relative like Dalal Lama collects her clocks from as young as 10 years old. She collects small little clocks which then increase into Big Ben clocks when she grew older. And now she is a grand mother she is still collecting clocks filling every part of her house. She takes the trouble to wind up all the clocks. And when the clocks chime the whole house will be full of chimes of different clocks. She loves to listen to the chimes but her children loathes it and will have to tolerate. Maybe it is the habit from past life for the grandmother.

  10. andrew hibberd on Oct 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    time ?

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  • xuliang
    (Tuesday, May 5. 2015 05:40 AM)
    As the robes grow onto our skin, we tend to forget its presence.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:50 PM)
    Wesak Day, or Vesak Day, is the day that Buddha Shakyamuni was born, gained enlightenment and entered clear light. For Buddhists all over the world, it is a day to celebrate the Buddha’s teachings, ie. the Buddha Dharma. It is also to remind us of the potential that we can all achieve by following in the footsteps of Buddha Shakyamuni, which is enlightenment.

    Wesak Day is the most holiest time in the Buddhist calendar. The word Wesak comes from the Sinhalese language, “Visakha”, the name of the 2nd month of the lunar Hindu calendar.

    Different countries may celebrate Wesak Day in different ways… but many people celebrate it by offering flowers, joss sticks, candles and other personal offerings to the Buddhas. Temples all around the world carry out their own services and activities… and it’s also very common for many to liberate animals on that day, as well as going on a vegetarian diet.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wesak-day-special-on-rtm-2.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:46 PM)
    Please take a moment out of your day to see this and read what is happening. It is not too long and yet it is very important and meaningful. When you have finished reading, may I humbly ask you to click on the link and sign this petition. Please STOP THE BOILING OF ANIMALS AND THE PAIN IT CAUSES. This shocks me to the core and I have no words to express the deep pain and sorrow. I beg you with folded hands to take 5 minutes and sign the petition. There are very kind people organizing this petition making it easy for us to do something about these horrendous and unnecessary acts of barbarism. We can stop this and we can. Please in all your humanity, sign the petition and share this article EVERYWHERE to create awareness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-please-help.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:45 PM)
    It’s ‘funny’, but at the time of death, considering all of our activities in our lifetime, the ‘activity’ below are the ONLY ACTIONS that will help you at the decisive moment of death.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dear-henry-contemplate-daily.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:21 PM)
    This is my protector in full trance of the Panlung oracle monk greeting me. The touching of foreheads is traditional greeting between lamas. Dorje Shugden has always been kind and affectionate towards me.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/a-good-friend-to-have.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:20 PM)
    Sometimes dharma talks may touch something sensitive or deep within us, but do not be stuck on the superficial meanings and changes required, but think deeper.

    Dharma is not something to fear or to judge yourself by but for inner contemplations. To help you to have knowledge to be honest with yourself. To find who you really are and who your potential can be.

    Dharma is hope. Dharma is light. Dharma is the way of wisdom. Dharma is peace. Dharma is for those who wish peace and need a way to find it.

    Dharma is for all those who thirst for more in life than just the mundane daily actions.

    Dharma is for finding a way of life that can change your life for the better.

    Dharma can never harm nor bring damage. Never.

    Dharma was intended by Buddha to benefit. And it will benefit if you try.

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    May 4, 2015 @ 5:05am (GMT 8+) PART 2

    Outside Kathmandu, search and rescue work has largely been carried out by local police and troops.
    Assessments of 2,500 buildings carried out by more than 1,000 local engineers during the last four days have revealed that a fifth of the buildings in Kathmandu are no longer habitable.

    Three-quarters need repairs before they can be considered safe. The engineers took a random sample so as to make it representative of the city as a whole. Their results are still pending a full and thorough final assessment.

    In Sindhulpalchowk District, Gorkha District, Dolakha District and Sindhuli District, local officials say they have met less than 20% of the demand of the people in terms of relief aid. They are facing difficulties reaching affected areas due to a lack of vehicles and helicopters.

    Residents continue to complain of aid being slow to reach them, especially in the most remote villages which were already difficult to access before the quake.

    There is nowhere near enough helicopters to distribute the amount of aid necessary in the remote areas.

    Nepal is appealing to foreign governments for more helicopters. There are currently about 20 Nepalese army, private and Indian army helicopters involved in rescue operations. (Source: Home Affairs Ministry)
    In Pauwathok Village in Sidhulpalchowk District, residents continue to stay under makeshift shelters made of tarpaulins. These were obtained only after residents sat in the middle of the road Friday and blocked an aid convoy that eventually gave 30 to them.

    As a result, volunteers have begun stepping in to fill the void. Over the weekend, a truck full of rice, noodles and medical supplies arrived at Pauwathok. It had been organised by a teacher who went for help to Kathmandu, where he collected donations from charities and friends.

    On the road to Chautara, the district centre of Sindhupalchowk, many pick-up trucks, private cars and even motorbikes were loaded with basic foodstuffs, blankets, clothes and bedding rolls. Local shopkeepers across the worst affected areas say they have been giving away their stocks on credit, though it was unlikely they will ever be repaid by farmers whose valuables and livestock lay under tonnes of rubble.

    In Swarathok Village, Rashmiti Shashtra, a 23-year old public health student, organised the cremation and after-quake care of her village. After holding funerals on Monday, the 83 householders started organising. Shashtra made a list of survivors and convinced them to pool scant food stocks they had salvaged from their wrecked home, worked out how much each household could have each day, and distributed vital remaining kitchen utensils.

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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:18 PM)
    May 4, 2015 @ 5:05am (GMT 8+) PART 1

    Official death toll is now over 7,250 in Nepal alone. Over 15,000 are reported injured. (Source: The Guardian)

    The death toll in the Sindhupalchowk district alone stands at 2,560 (compared with approximately 1,622 in Kathmandu). The UN says up to 90% of houses in Sindhupalchowk have been destroyed.

    In the northern Rasuwa district, a Nepalese police team has retrieved the bodies of about 50 people, including some foreign trekkers, from an area hit by landslides.

    Despite ruling out further survivors on Saturday, today a 101-year old man was rescued from the rubble of his home seven days after the earthquake. He suffered only minor injuries.

    Nepal Police also rescued three women from beneath rubble on Sunday in Sindhupalchowk, one of the districts worst hit by the quake, although it was not immediately known how long they had been trapped.

    Another two men and a woman were pulled from the rubble near Syauli village earlier this week, though it is not immediately clear which day they were rescued.

    A total of 54 foreign nationals have been killed, including 38 Indians, three Americans, one Briton and one French citizen.

    Chief of the Tourism Department estimates the death toll of foreigners will increase; in Langtang Valley which is completely wiped away, at least 109 foreigners are missing.

    Tribhuvan Airport has banned airliner jets weighing more than 196 tonnes because its runway is deteriorating under the strain. The airport only has parking space for nine jets, and reports are emerging of cracks on the runway.

    More than 4,000 foreigners from 34 countries have flown in to assist with search and rescue operations.

    The Home Affairs Ministry says they are now sending back foreign specialist search teams as “there are no pressures of rescuing now” (Source: The Guardian).

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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:12 PM)
    For Alice Tay –

    Dear Alice,

    Thank you for your kind message. We are happy that you are part of the growth of Kechara and appreciate you to continue work with us to grow further.

    Thank you,
    Pastor Adeline
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:11 PM)
    This week’s blog chat topic will be on “Why Visit Holy Pilgrimages?” http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/why-visit-holy-pilgrimages-2.html.

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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 04:08 PM)
    For james –

    Dear James,

    May I ask you to provide the link you found this information on Samayavajra please?

    Thank you,
    Pastor Adeline
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 03:57 PM)
    For krynauw –

    Dear krynauw,

    May I ask which video are you referring to and the link you found it?

    Thank you,
    P. Adeline
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 03:43 PM)
    For tk –

    Dear tk,

    Thank you for your question. It is true that there is divine protection and there is no doubt about it. The question here though is not to doubt the divine protection, but to understand how all beings are governed by our individual and collective karma. No divine can stop our negative karma from ripening including the Buddha Himself.

    When Shakyamuni Buddha was alive, He has clairvoyance and knew that Prince Virudhaka was going to massacre the Shakya clan. He went to the Prince three times to talk him out of his cruel intention, but the Prince’s intention was always rekindled. On the fourth time, the Buddha knew that the Shakya clan cannot get away from this fate, but His disciple Maudgalyayana who had great spiritual powers insisted on using his powers and hid the Shakya clan into his alms bowl. Maudgalyayana was shocked to find that all in his bowl still died later. It was only then that he realised that we cannot avoid from the ripening of our bad karma.

    So when unfortunate things happened, even in holy place, it is not due to the ineffectiveness of the divine protection, but the ripening of the people’s bad karma in that place. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche gave a wonderful teaching on karma which I feel will benefit you. Please watch/read it here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/discovering-yourself-a-teaching-on-karma-mindstream.html.

    With best wishes,
    Pastor Adeline
  • Alice Tay
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 02:56 PM)
    Dear Rinpoche,

    Recently,I found the young generation and also most of the parents only concern and enjoy what they are having now. They do not believe in reincarnation and karma. They just believe the things in front of them and nothing will happened afterwards. Sometimes, they will advise me not to think too much and just enjoy the moment. I feel sad when listen it.

    Anyway, I’m glad to see more pastors have been ordained in Kechara. Congratulations to all the Kechara Pastors. I humbly hope that they will become a good example and guidance for us to learn the dharma and involve in dharma work. The most important is continue to spread the dharma which will benefit to more people everywhere.

    Thank you.

    Your humbly,
    Alice Tay
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, May 4. 2015 10:43 AM)
    I am happy that three more pastors have been ordained in Kechara yesterday on holy Wesak Day. The more pastors we have, the more we can share the dharma with those karmically ready. I offer my good wishes, prayers and thoughts to the new pastors from yesterday as well as our senior pastors. Thank you for your kindness in bringing benefit to others. Tsem Rinpoche

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Dear friends, I have just completed the following blog posts: 1. Who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=60008 2. Dorje Shugden Retreat: A powerful practice to fulfill wishes: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422 3. Ganden Sumtseling Monastery the beautiful: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61321 4. Why Hide and Attack A Monk? http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=63287 5. YAKs at the Taman Megah Orphanage! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62929 6. They Want to Kill Me : http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=63769 Do enjoy most of the articles, information and beautiful pictures. Some are surprising to say the least. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, I have just completed the following blog posts: 1. Who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=60008 2. Dorje Shugden Retreat: A powerful practice to fulfill wishes: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422 3. Ganden Sumtseling Monastery the beautiful: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61321 4. Why Hide and Attack A Monk? http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=63287 5. YAKs at the Taman Megah Orphanage! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62929 Do enjoy most of the articles, information and beautiful pictures. Some are surprising to say the least. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
How fortunate to meet these holy and erudite beings. To be in the presence of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is result of merits. To be student of erudite Geshe Kelsang is fortunate. Respects to them. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
A holy statue of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen lak. I miss him so much. I lived with him and served him for 8 years. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Very nice message. Thanks. 
4 weeks ago
These 8 monks are very special. There is a lot more than meets the eye. You will be able to learn some interesting knowledge. Have free download too! See what I mean: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=63299
4 weeks ago
There is a very interesting story behind this card. You have to find out here!! :) Enjoy: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57485
4 weeks ago
Taken in Kechara Forest Retreat's Wisdom Hall. Wisdom Hall is dedicated to the practice of Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This was taken in Kechara Forest Retreat where we have a lovely statue. Take a look. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
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    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya in the 60s
    In the 1960s, H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Ling Rinpoche would always organize Lama Chöpa (Guru puja-composed by Panchen Rinpoche) with 1000 offerings in Bodhgaya and would often be joined in by H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and sometimes the 16th Karmapa would even join in. Wonderful. Watch this blessed and old footage of the two Yongzins doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya. Yongzin is the special title to those who were the root and close teachers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. There were two official Yongzins. Trijang Rinpoche and Ling Rinpoche were the Yongzins of the current Dalai Lama for over 40 years living nearby to Dalai Lama and passing him all the teachings necessary. They were extremely kind and giving all necessary teachings, empowerments and oral transmissions that Dalai Lama is disseminating to the world today to millions. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    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
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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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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
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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
    8 months ago
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    Rescuing dog in LA river
    8 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
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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
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years 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
    1 years ago
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    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    1 years ago
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    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    1 years 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.
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    2 yearss ago

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Kechara 6th Pastor Ordination Ceremony on Wesak Day 2015. From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Pastor Chia brought his family to visit Kechara Forest Retreat this morning. From: June Tang (Khjb)
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一个充满爱的人间天堂~~克切拉禅修林. From: June Tang (Khjb)
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詹杜固活佛指示弟子在克切拉禅修林为尼泊尔及其他地区受地震影响的人们点百盏灯祈福。我们将功德回向予遇难者,也回向予失去亲人的家属、伤者,以及所有人,祈愿众生离苦得乐,永驻安宁。 http://m.weibo.cn/1837031263/CeXGl7nRM From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Watch Tsem Rinpoche present to millions of TV viewers a concise yet very clear and insightful explanation on Buddha’s life story and what Buddhism is all about. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wesak-day-special-on-rtm-2.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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#PrayforNepal Keep on praying for NEPAL. From: June Tang (Khjb)
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#PrayforNepal Offer Dorje Shugden prayers for the Nepal earthquake victims . May the death find peace and may the living live in peace..! From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Live life among the ruins of samsara, Rebuilding what is empty and impermanent. By the grace of Manjushri, From nothing, something solid can arise.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
11 hours ago
Can you please help? http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-please-help.html Stop Koreans/Chinese from BOILING DOGS AND CATS ALIVE – Fulfill the UN Millennium promise! ⭐SIGN THE PETITION HERE⭐: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/862/504/041/your-millenium-declaration-for-a-better-world-your-a-korean-sowhat-about-korean-dog-torture/?taf_id=9342680&cid=fb_na Please kindly sign this petition and take some time to read the articles, this is very useful to stop this kind of animal cruelty !~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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How many more moons will we see before it's total darkness? Try to complete millions of Ds mantras/offerings/prostrations before that happens.~ Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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I know how it feels to have nothing is the truth.~TsemRinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Dorje Shugden Gyenze to Increase Life, Merits and Wealth~ Dorje Shugden Gyenze mural on a monastery wall. Many years ago, when I first entered Gaden Monastery, the supreme abbot, learned master and meditational teacher of hundreds of monks in Gaden Shartse was H.E Kensur Jetsun Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche. Kensur Rinpoche and I had a special relationship because before ...~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Reincarnation Videos YOU MUST WATCH!~ (28 Nov 2012) Dear friends, I wanted to share this videos with you for the longest time and happy I can do so now. Learn, ponder and enjoy. Reincarnation forms the basis of Buddhism. It is the pillar of belief which gives rise to the cause and effect way of ...#tsemtulku http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/reincarnation-videos-you-must-watch.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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