Meet Our Little Avian Friends

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Tsem Ladrang aviary

I have from time to time gone shopping with my friends and students and because I have a soft spot in my heart for all animals, I have many times returned home with more than a few friends of the feathered kind.

Currently the Tsem Ladrang Aviary has 35 birds adopted from a less-than-exciting life stuck in the back of shops or not well cared for. The latest to be brought to our aviary is a trio of “albino cockatiels” and an “African Grey” Parrot aka “Aki”  aka  “Old Man” due to him being 45 yrs old.

The small birds are kept separate from the big birds in neighbouring aviaries,and everyone is given fresh food and water daily. I love it that all these neglected birds can get proper care and lots of food, entertainment and love while they are with us in our aviary. I have Dharma music playing continuously daily so they can get blessings, they love it too!

 

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Album played daily in the Tsem Ladrang Aviary as I want the birds to be blessed and plant the seeds of Dharma in their mindstreams:

Rain of Blessings: Vajra Chants

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This is Drolkar, a quiet female cockatoo who was brought home from a dark corner of a petshop. She is very independent and we thought she should have a boyfriend so along came Dechog, the best of 2 suitors whom she dated

Dechog is a boisterous active male cockatoo who is friendly to humans, and doesn't mind being touched

Aki, our latest addition is really old, tame, slow, yet gentle. He doesn't bite, even though he tries to. He just isn't vicious at all...

6 sun conures, loud, obnoxious, and very territorial. They will bite...be warned!

Also in our aviary are 18 cockatiels, 3 Malaysian parrots, 2 sparrows, 2 canaries and 1 pigeon

Malaysian parrot (on the left) with a cockatiel just taking it easy

Shaking a leg together

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  1. Sean Wang on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

    These little birdies are so adorable and now they can go to KFR to live in a larger aviary. Rinpoche always care for all animals. Rinpoche’s compassion is immeasurable. I love sitting near the birds in Ladrang and hearing their churps

  2. beatrix ooi on Mar 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I’ve never liked birds because most of them like to peck/bite people. One of the most funny thing about them is, they just love to pee pee and poo poo on my head. I wonder if my head really looks like a ‘toilet bowl’ to them..
    On the other hand, I find them very cute!(although they can be really loud at times). I love their colourful feathers, they look very soft and cuddly.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

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  4. wan on Sep 17, 2011 at 5:10 am

    i love birds since i saw them when i was a child because my father had some of them at home, i used to feed food and give water to them daily, i liked when they sung and when i sing with them and they responsed.
    In that time i didn’t know that there are many things to do to show our real love and to help them for their future life and thought what i did is the best. Now i have no more birds but i learnt from Rinpoche how to treat all animal by recite mantra loud enough for them to hear and blow on them which will help plant the seed in their mind and we dedicate for them to be born as a Dharma teacher in their future life.

  5. Bryan on Sep 15, 2011 at 8:08 am

    The aviary in the ladrang is very well maintain by the ladrang team. Well maintain here not only means clean but maintain with care and love.

    Rinpoche always love animal, all kind of different animals, and Rinpoche’s way of taking care is totally different from us.

    I always have the thinking of taking care of animal means just feed, wash and play with them. But Rinpoche not only makes sure they are ok this lifetime but also future lifetime, that’s why the speaker with 24 hrs mantra playing and Buddha statue are all around the aviary, this is to plant seeds in their mind, and in the future even if they died, they will bring something go together.

    We pray for the birds will not be separate with Buddha’s teaching from this life time to future life time.

    Thanks

  6. James Long on Sep 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I got the chance to clean the aviary with my Dharma brother Justin few times. And the bird are very cute, each of them have their own different characters. It trained me to be more sensitive with animals as they can’t talk whether they are hungry, sick or happy.

    Music either mantra or music by Mozart will be played 27-7 for the birds. While cleaning we will recite Mantra either Tara, Manjushri, Medicine Buddha to plant seeds in their mind stream, in future they will be get connect with Dharma.

  7. Ethan Chu on Sep 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Ladrang has a beautiful aviary with all kinds of birds. I remembered when I first visited Ladrang. I was asking some people wouldn’t it be bad for the birds to poo on to the Buddha statue? And I was told that a Buddha is a Buddha, he doesn’t mind and wouldn’t it be great for the birds to create a karma, a good seed planted by seeing the Buddha statue, touch and listening to mantra everyday? So they will have a good rebirth and meet the dharma very soon. I just thought what a meaningful way to benefit the birds.

    That was a precious teaching, since then i know if pay a little attention to animals we can make a difference. How we plant a seed in their mind stream really matters. we can help them besides taking care of them, feed them and play with them. We actually had the power to bless them!

    May all animals have good rebirth in lives to come and become powerful dharma teachers!

  8. JP on Sep 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    The Ladrang’s aviary is a joy to visit. The poor birds were cooped up in the pet shop cages. The owner of OLD MAN couldn’t keep him in his house. So he was left in a pet shop as well. All these birds were rescued by Rinpoche. Unfortunately, they can’t be released in the wild because they are too friendly to human.

    The Ladrang team cleans the aviary and replenishes the food daily. They look so much happier. The cockatiels even gave birth to some babies. They are very cute!

    We have teenage volunteers who love to clean the aviary during their school holidays. What a great way to instill care and responsibility in their minds when they are still young. There are so many benefits of maintaining the aviary.

  9. Su Ming on Sep 14, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I never thought much about birds until I met Rinpoche. When we started our first aviary in the old ladrang in a terrace house, Rinpoche used to ask all of us to take turns to wash the aviary and look after them. From then on, I started to like them as each individual birds now in the aviary has their own characteristic. It is very nice to sit down at our Ladrang garden and watch them.

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Lady Buddha Diamond Dakini Vajra Yogini, you appear in so many forms, guises and methods out of great compasion to bring me to your paradise of Kechara heaven. Bless me to waste no more time and engage in my spirituality thoroughly and may I see your coral visage soon. Bless me that I surrender all my games, attachments, projections and endless chasing of all that is futile in samsara now.... Tsem Rinpoche
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Lady Buddha Diamond Dakini Vajra Yogini, you appear in so many forms, guises and methods out of great compasion to bring me to your paradise of Kechara heaven. Bless me to waste no more time and engage in my spirituality thoroughly and may I see your coral visage soon. Bless me that I surrender all my games, attachments, projections and endless chasing of all that is futile in samsara now.... Tsem Rinpoche
Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. There is so much to explore. I have compiled 20 MUST VISIT places for you to see in Sri Lanka. Enjoy the post and the great pictures! Enjoy: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=127234
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Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. There is so much to explore. I have compiled 20 MUST VISIT places for you to see in Sri Lanka. Enjoy the post and the great pictures! Enjoy: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=127234
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmaqog68754.jpg Sacred and holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini being escorted from the Vajra Yogini temple on the streets on festival day to bless the masses. Tsem Rinpoche
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http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8yzmaqog68754.jpg Sacred and holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini being escorted from the Vajra Yogini temple on the streets on festival day to bless the masses. Tsem Rinpoche
 Spanish painting called \'Buddha`s temptations\' and painted in 1921 by Eduardo Chicharro Aguera (1873-1949).
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Spanish painting called 'Buddha`s temptations' and painted in 1921 by Eduardo Chicharro Aguera (1873-1949).
This is a 2nd-3rd Century Pakistan-Gandhara period Shakyamuni carving. It is exquisite. It conveys the serenity of Lord Buddha\'s enlightenment so perfectly. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a 2nd-3rd Century Pakistan-Gandhara period Shakyamuni carving. It is exquisite. It conveys the serenity of Lord Buddha's enlightenment so perfectly. Tsem Rinpoche
Where there is Avalokitesvara there is Bodhicitta, where there is Bodhicitta there is compassion and where this is compassion there is love, hope and acceptance.-Tsem Rinpoche
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Where there is Avalokitesvara there is Bodhicitta, where there is Bodhicitta there is compassion and where this is compassion there is love, hope and acceptance.-Tsem Rinpoche
Avalokiteshvara with vase. Also from Kelaniya Temple, Sri Lanka.
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Avalokiteshvara with vase. Also from Kelaniya Temple, Sri Lanka.
Beautiful Avalokitesvara image in the Kelaniya Temple grounds in Sri Lanka. A place to visit!
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Beautiful Avalokitesvara image in the Kelaniya Temple grounds in Sri Lanka. A place to visit!
Closeup- Very rare statue of Vajra Yogini with her hands crossed at the heart and facing us. Beautiful.
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Closeup- Very rare statue of Vajra Yogini with her hands crossed at the heart and facing us. Beautiful.
Closeup- Very rare statue of Vajra Yogini with her hands crossed at the heart
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Closeup- Very rare statue of Vajra Yogini with her hands crossed at the heart
Wesak is the biggest Buddhist international holiday of the year. It is the day Buddha became enlightened. It is the same day Buddha was born and passed into parinirvana. Nice to see this message from the president of the USA wishing Buddhists well. Good leadership respects all religions, cultures and races. This is heartwarming to see.
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Wesak is the biggest Buddhist international holiday of the year. It is the day Buddha became enlightened. It is the same day Buddha was born and passed into parinirvana. Nice to see this message from the president of the USA wishing Buddhists well. Good leadership respects all religions, cultures and races. This is heartwarming to see.
Beng Kooi and Su Ming have been long time friends and very hard working in many of the projects that benefit others. They have very kind hearts and very generous souls. They are excellent friends to always have.
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Beng Kooi and Su Ming have been long time friends and very hard working in many of the projects that benefit others. They have very kind hearts and very generous souls. They are excellent friends to always have.
Su Ming really loves Mumu boy. We all love him so much.
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Su Ming really loves Mumu boy. We all love him so much.
Please click on the picture and I can share my message with you.
2 months ago
Please click on the picture and I can share my message with you.
When the ban first came into place, the monks protested against the ban in Gaden Monastery. Samdong Rinpoche was there and saw the protests which later he and Tibetan leadership took fierce and quick actions to cut all protests and expel all monks who protested. There is no democracy. Dorje Shugden has been practiced by individual and khamtsen group monks in Sera, Drepung and Gaden for four hundred years and suddenly it is not allowed. No religious freedom. What the Tibetan leadership wants, they will impose their will. If you disobey, protest or not agree, you will be banished or silenced.
3 months ago
When the ban first came into place, the monks protested against the ban in Gaden Monastery. Samdong Rinpoche was there and saw the protests which later he and Tibetan leadership took fierce and quick actions to cut all protests and expel all monks who protested. There is no democracy. Dorje Shugden has been practiced by individual and khamtsen group monks in Sera, Drepung and Gaden for four hundred years and suddenly it is not allowed. No religious freedom. What the Tibetan leadership wants, they will impose their will. If you disobey, protest or not agree, you will be banished or silenced.
I like this painting very much. It is Lord Buddha as a small child sitting on his aunt\'s lap. Very nice style of painting.
3 months ago
I like this painting very much. It is Lord Buddha as a small child sitting on his aunt's lap. Very nice style of painting.
My Mumu boy\'s first haircut after I brought him home as part of my family.
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My Mumu boy's first haircut after I brought him home as part of my family.
Every person who has Maha-annutartantra empowerments (Eg. Heruka, Guhyasamaja, Yamantaka, Vajra Yogimi, Chittamani-Tara, Kalacakra, Hevajra, Gyalwa Gyatso Chenresig, etc) should keep a copy of this on their shrine or prayer book. These are all the ritual items tantric practitioner must keep by commitment. If it is in picture form, it is alright also.
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Every person who has Maha-annutartantra empowerments (Eg. Heruka, Guhyasamaja, Yamantaka, Vajra Yogimi, Chittamani-Tara, Kalacakra, Hevajra, Gyalwa Gyatso Chenresig, etc) should keep a copy of this on their shrine or prayer book. These are all the ritual items tantric practitioner must keep by commitment. If it is in picture form, it is alright also.
A message to share with you on this meme.
3 months ago
A message to share with you on this meme.
A message to share with you.
3 months ago
A message to share with you.
Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
3 months ago
Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
3 months ago
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
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: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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