Sir Edmund Hillary’s Yeti

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Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai)

The legendary Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a mountain climber and an explorer of the Antarctic. He was born on 20 July 1919 in Auckland, New Zealand and lived until the ripe old age of 88. Together with the Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, he made history by being the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, 29,029 feet (8,848 metres) above sea level.

Although he became legendary for climbing Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary described himself as “a small and rather lonely child” during his early years. Hillary grew up in a small village called Tuakau, where he attended Tuakau Primary School. During his childhood in New Zealand, Hillary’s father worked as a beekeeper, a profession that he would later pursue as well. On the other hand, his mother was a schoolteacher and wanted to ensure her son attended a good school in the city. So, Hillary travelled to Auckland Grammar School for his secondary education. As a child, he was shy and studious, often burying himself in books, but he soon grew into a lanky teenager, towering at 6 feet 5 inches.

Sir Edmund Hillary at 9 months old

Sir Edmund Hillary at 9 months old

At the age of 16, he discovered his love of snow and climbing during a school ski trip to Mount Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park. He also began climbing the Southern Alps of New Zealand while he was still in high school. Hillary’s first major climbing expedition was scaling Mount Ollivier, in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, at the age of 20. While at the University of Auckland, he studied mathematics and science but was also very active and joined outdoor clubs, which allowed him to develop his interest in climbing even further.

Despite having serious reservations, he was conscripted into the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II. During military service in the Solomon Islands, he suffered serious burn injuries in a boat accident and returned home to New Zealand. After World War II, he went back to mountain climbing and became determined to scale Mount Everest. It was then that Hillary and his brother Rex, following in the footsteps of their father, became beekeepers, which allowed them spare time to pursue mountain climbing during winter. Soon after, he joined a New Zealand party to the Himalayas and later that year, they joined a British reconnaissance expedition to climb the South Col, which is the sharp-edged notch or pass between Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse.

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Together with the Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, Sir Edmund Hillary made history by being the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

Following this, he received an invitation to join a team of mountaineers planning a historic climb up Mount Everest itself. In the spring of 1953, a base camp was established by the middle of May as a starting point for groups of mountaineers launching their expeditions up Mount Everest. After another pair of climbers failed to reach the top, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set out early on May 29 and were standing on the summit of Mount Everest by late morning. The two climbers shook hands in celebration and Norgay embraced his partner while Hillary took photographs.

After that, they searched for signs of George Mallory, a British climber lost on Everest in 1924. Just before leaving, Hillary planted a crucifix in the snow and Norgay, who was a Buddhist, made a food offering of chocolates. They spent approximately 15 minutes on the peak before beginning their descent. Hillary made other expeditions to the Everest region during the early 1960s but never again tried to conquer the summit of the mountain. His historic conquest of Everest was announced on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, and the new queen knighted Hillary when he travelled to London.

Tenzing Norgay or often known as Sherpa Tenzing was one of the first two individuals known to reach the summit of Mount Everest

Tenzing Norgay, also known as Sherpa Tenzing, was one of the first two individuals to reach the summit of Mount Everest

After achieving international fame as the first to climb Mount Everest, Hillary turned to exploration. From 1955 to 1958, he headed the New Zealand group in the British Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which was led by Vivian Fuchs (later knighted Sir Vivian Fuchs). Hillary finally reached the South Pole with a tractor on 4 January 1958, and wrote about his experience in the book, The Crossing of Antarctica in 1958 (co-authored with Fuchs) and No Latitude for Error in 1961.

During the Antarctic expedition of 1967, Hillary was among those who scaled Mount Herschel, 10,941 feet (3,335 metres) above sea level, for the first time. In 1968, he traversed the wild rivers of Nepal on a jet boat, and then in 1977, he led the first jet boat expedition up the River Ganges, all the way back to its source in the Himalayas. In 1985, Hillary and the famous astronaut Neil Armstrong flew a small twin-engine plane to the North Pole, a feat that cemented Hillary in the history books as the first person to stand on both poles and the summit of Everest, which became known as the “third pole.”

Another warm picture of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

Another warm picture of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

His autobiography, Nothing Venture, Nothing Win, that detailed his expeditions and personal life was published in 1975, in which he said that he never anticipated the acclaim that would follow his historic ascent to the summit of Everest. From 1985 to 1988, he served as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Over the years, he was awarded numerous honours, including the Order of the Garter in 1995.

Despite the many accolades and honours over the years, Hillary remained humble and unassuming. His main interest was the welfare of the Himalayan people of Nepal, especially the Sherpas — the community that Tenzing Norgay belonged to. With this in mind, he established the Himalayan Trust in 1960 that was tasked with the building of schools, hospitals, and airfields. His dedication to the Sherpas lasted into his later years and was recognised in 2003 during the 50th anniversary celebration of his and Norgay’s ascent of Everest, when he was given honorary citizenship of Nepal.

Sir Edmund Hillary (left) and Sherpa village leader Khunjo Chumbi at a 1960 press conference in Tokyo

Sir Edmund Hillary (left) and Sherpa village leader Khunjo Chumbi at a 1960 press conference in Tokyo

Sir Edmund Hillary has been hailed as “New Zealand’s most trusted individual”, various geographic regions around the world bear his name, and the current five-dollar bill from New Zealand features his image. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. He passed away on 11 January 2008 in Auckland. Flags were lowered to half-mast in mourning of his passing.

 

The Abominable Snowman

The term ‘abominable snowman’ was coined in 1921, the same year that Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Howard-Bury led the British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition. He wrote about it in his book, Mount Everest The Reconnaissance, 1921, in which he related his experience at the crossing of Lhakpa La, 21,000 feet (6,400 metres) above sea level. There he found unusual footprints that he believed,

“…were probably caused by a large ‘loping’ grey wolf, which in the soft snow formed double tracks rather like those of a bare-footed man”.

He did however add that his Sherpa guides “at once volunteered that the tracks must be that of ‘The Wild Man of the Snows’, to which they gave the name ‘Metoh-kangmi’.” “Metoh” translates as “man-bear” and “Kang-mi” translates as “snowman”.

Alleged Yeti footprint found by Michael Ward and photographed by Eric Shipton taken at Menlung Glacier on the 1951 Everest Expedition with Edmund Hillary in Nepal

Alleged Yeti footprint found by Michael Ward and photographed by Eric Shipton taken at Menlung Glacier on the 1951 Everest Expedition with Sir Edmund Hillary in Nepal

The ‘abominable snowman’ was born when Henry Newman, a longtime contributor to The Statesman in Calcutta, in which he wrote under the pen name of ‘Kim’, interviewed the porters of the Everest Reconnaissance expedition while they were returning to Darjeeling. Newman translated “metoh” as “filthy” and substituted it with the term “abominable”, perhaps out of artistic license. Thus, the abominable snowman was born and sparked the interest of mountain climbers and explorers of that time.

 

Search For the Yeti

Apart from his achievements as a climber and explorer, Sir Edmund Hillary is well-known in history as the first man who searched for the yeti, another name for the abominable snowman. In the 1950s, stories of hairy man-like creatures roaming the snowy peaks of the Himalayas were intensely popular and curiosity surrounding the abominable snowman was so widespread that Hillary was drawn to search for him.

Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest, is presented with a hairy scalp believed to be the scalp of a Yeti.

Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest, is presented with a hairy scalp believed to be the scalp of a yeti.

A number of footprints were found, indicating that yeti-like creatures were active in remote places in Nepal, Tibet, and the surrounding region. Then in 1952, Hillary along with George Lowe discovered strange hair associated with the yeti on a high pass while in the mountains. In 1953, Hillary found yeti tracks in the Barun Khola range, and the following year, two British members of Hillary’s team uncovered yeti tracks down in the Choyang Valley.

Hillary’s trusted Sherpa friends even related their firsthand sightings of the man-sized yeti. The Sherpas of Nepal knew of several types of abominable snowmen that roamed the Himalayas. Whilst searching for the yeti, Hillary and his collaborator, Desmond Doig, noted that there were several unknown primates said to be living in the Himalayan region but had yet to be discovered by the scientific community. Among the several varieties of yeti, there was one called the ‘Nyalmo’. Hillary and Doig first came across the Nyalmo in north-central Nepal. They were said to be,

“giant-sized (up to twenty feet tall), manlike, hairy, and given to shaking giant pine trees in trials of strength while other Nyalmos sit around and clap their hands.”

[2:40 AM, 11/1/2017] PDL: Drawing by Edwin Duesiester from an 1979 eyewitness account by Desmond Doig and Edmund Hillary

Drawing by Edwin Duesiester from a 1979 eyewitness account by Desmond Doig and Sir Edmund Hillary


Throughout the 1950s, Hillary was a keen supporter of the possibility of the existence of the yeti. Late in the 1960s, Sir Edmund Hillary, sponsored by the World Book encyclopedia company of Chicago, departed on his famous expedition to Nepal in pursuit of the yeti. During the expedition, he recovered a supposed yeti ‘scalp’ from Khumjung Monastery and brought it to the West for testing. Hillary explained,

“The scalp was in the house of a frightening old woman, believed to be a witch, in Khumjung. It has been in the possession of the village for 240 years. Unfortunately, the results indicated the scalp was manufactured from the skin of a serow, a goat-like Himalayan antelope.”

Since Hillary’s time until today, the yeti still evades explorers and mountain climbers, only offering quick eyewitness glimpses together with a steadily growing body of footprint evidence. Along with its North American cousin, the sasquatch, the yeti continues to inspire the imagination of countless bigfoot hunters and researchers around the world.

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In the 1960s, Sir Edmund Hillary arrived in Europe with what was supposedly the scalp of a yeti from the village of Khumjung in Nepal. Though he had his doubts about its authenticity, he wanted his theories confirmed by scientists. The villagers of Khumjung held the scalp in high regard and thought of it as a good luck charm. Though this particular interview is conducted in French, Hillary was fortunate to have the questions translated into English. At the end of the interview is a drawing of what Hillary believed the yeti looked like.

 

Conclusion

Sir Edmund Hillary’s life story not only serves as a testament to the determination of the human mind to conquer what was once thought unconquerable – Mount Everest, and his compassion to help others — his works in bettering the lives of the Sherpas in the Himalayas, but also how the human imagination and search for truth can lead men to new discoveries.

Since Hillary’s time, the search for the yeti and other related creatures, such as bigfoot, has become a mainstream pursuit. Hillary’s preliminary discoveries have inspired a whole new generation of researchers and professors all over the world, including notable names such as Professor Jeff Meldrum from the United States of America and Dr Igor Burtsev from Russia, not forgetting countless generations of amateur yeti/bigfoot researchers and hunters who spend their lives searching for the elusive creatures. With the latest advances in forensic science and technology, many new discoveries continue to point towards the existence of the yeti or bigfoot, and perhaps one day soon will prove once and for all that the yeti really exists.

Yeti or bigfoot are well-accepted living creatures that are considered half-human and half-animal. To the Tibetans, Nepali, Bhutanese and people from all over the Himalayas, they are actually considered to be more of an animal, and there is no doubt of the existence of the yetis amongst these people. For many thousands of years people have seen them and there are many stories of these encounters. So, for the modern man, it may seem that this type of large humanoid creature perhaps does not exist, given that people are still unable to find ‘scientific’ proof of their existence. On the other hand, someone of Sir Edmund Hillary’s stature, reputation and fame has put the search for the yeti firmly on the map. No one ever doubted what Sir Edmund Hillary witnessed and recounted. So, the mystery continues since so many people, including of great stature, have seen it. Therefore, we can conclude that although Sir Edmund Hillary did in fact see something in the mountains, it was not a bear or an ape and could possibly well be a yeti of Himalayan folklore.

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Sir Edmund Hillary painted by one of his many fans

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Sir Edmund Hillary and his wife, Louise Mary Rose, during their wedding in 1953

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Sir Edmund Hillary with his team, taken during one of his expeditions

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Sir Edmund Hillary and Lady Louise Hillary with their son Peter in 1955

New Zealand mountain climber Sir Edmund Hillary arrives in London with his wife, Louise. They were married on September 3, 1953 soon after his ascent of Mount Everest. In 1975, while en route to join Hillary in Phaplu, Louise and their teenage daughter Belinda were killed in a plane crash near Kathmandu airport shortly after take-off.

New Zealand mountain climber Sir Edmund Hillary arrives in London with his wife, Louise. They were married on September 3, 1953 soon after his ascent of Mount Everest. In 1975, while en route to join Hillary in Phaplu, Louise and their teenage daughter Belinda were killed in a plane crash near Kathmandu airport shortly after take-off.

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Peter Hillary (left, son of Edmund Hillary) and Jamling Tenzing Norgay (right, son of Tenzing Norgay). In May 2002, Peter climbed Mount Everest as part of a 50th anniversary celebration. Jamling Tenzing Norgay was also part of the expedition.

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A portrait of Sir Edmund Hillary in his later years

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  1. Stella Cheang on Dec 10, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you, Pastor David, for this interesting sharing. Sir Edmund Yeti is a shining example of a true fearless explorer. A lifetime of determination and dedication towards causes that he believe deeply in without consideration for fame and wealth. May we too, can ignite that hidden passion in us and go all the way with what we believe in.

  2. Wai Meng Wan on Nov 19, 2017 at 2:06 am

    A joy to watch a good natured person become one of the first persons to scale the Everests. It is also quite rare of successful people to care for the welfare of people from the developing world like Nepal and that he took a deep interest into the Sherpas.

    Sir Edmund Hilary has much fame after his climbs up the Everest he does not need to mar his reputation, by indicating he saw a mythical creature like the Yeti. Yet he did so. He obviously believed the existence of Yeti, and mounted expeditions to search for it. Probably what he never expected was how determined Yetis were to make themselves hidden.

  3. Lim Han Nee on Nov 6, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this was most interesting post.

  4. Lim Han Nee on Nov 6, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Sir Edmund Hillary made world history by being the first mountaineer to scale Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, together with fellow Nepalese mountaineer Tenzin Norgay .
    This is a fine example of Hillary as a man of grit and determination.Hillary continued to show his zest for exploration by participating in exploration expeditions to the North and South Poles, and even the Ganges and the wild rivers in Nepal!

    Sir Edmund Hillary was also the first man to go in search of the yeti or Bigfoot. Hillary became fascinated with the Bigfoot upon hearing stories of first sightings by his close Sherpa friends. His search for the yeti and some preliminary findings have inspired a whole wave of research and study on the yeti. All this and new sightings point to a strong possibility of the yeti’s existence being proven to be real in the near future.

    Hillary will also be well-remembered for his devotion to bettering the lives of the Himalayan people of Nepal, particularly the Sherpas, Tenzin Norgay’s people.He established the Himalayan Trust which was tasked with the building of schools, hospitals, and airfield for these Himalayan people.He was recognized for this by his being awarded honorary citizenship of Nepal. The warm spirit of comradeship of their fathers appeared to
    have continued in the sons. Fifty years after the event, Peter Hillary and Jaming Tenzin Norgay together joined the expedition that successfully scaled Mt Everest, as their fathers had done before.

  5. Cc on Nov 5, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you Pastor Lai for sharing.

    Passion > drive > attitude > curiosity > determination > mission

  6. Wah Ying on Nov 2, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Thank you for this post on Sir Edmund Hillary and yeti. It’s a good read and must read for those who are interested in Yeti, Snowman or Bigfoot. It was written in a simple way easy to understand yet highlighted what we can learn from Sir Edmund Hillary’s expedition and passion.

    From his story I learn not only the determination, persistency and believe in what he wishes to do to scale Mount Everest. Even he became famous and received many accolades and honours; he did not stop there. He continue to do things he is passionate of including helping to improve the welfare of Sherpas, the people he has close association with and sharing the same dreams with. With imagination, as the famous saying “will often carry us to worlds that never were…”

  7. Sharon Ong on Nov 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    One of Sir Edmund Hillary’s best quotes – It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

    His life story and feat conquering the highest mountain in the world serves as an inspiration of strength and true human grit. I remember reading about Sir Hillary’s story when I was a child and recalled about him seeing an abominable snowman aka yeti during his expedition. I was fascinated but initially did not connect Yeti to BigFoot until many years later. Am glad to be able to read more about BigFoot, Yeti and the like on Rinpoche’s blog. (It’s always good to have a variety of interests!) While many do not believe in BigFoot’s existence, I personally do believe that BigFoots do exist, just extremely shy and hence, prefers to hide away from humans. I also think Chewbacca in Star Wars is probably based on BigFoot. 🙂

    Thank you for the good read.

  8. Jacinta Goh on Nov 2, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Although unfortunately the scalp couldn’t prove anything concrete but from taking the account of Sir Edmund Hillary’s statement, one can only believe what he has seen.

    Thank you Pastor David.

  9. Samfoonheei on Nov 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I love to read articles on the legendary Sir Edmund Percival Hillary. Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealand mountaineer and explorer who with Tenzing Norgay, his Nepalese Sherpa guide been the first to reach the summit of Mt Everest.
    Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reported seeing large footprints while scaling Mount Everest. Follow by other expedition also discovered similar yeti-like footprints even a supposed yeti ‘scalp’ .A number of footprints were also found, indicating that yeti-like creatures were active in remote places in Nepal, Tibet, and the surrounding region. That’s sounds interesting but the scientific researcher had not discovered .
    He had a beautiful life story proving nothing is impossible if we make an effort to pursue our dreams .His determination to conquer what was once thought unconquerable – Mount Everest, and his compassion to help others. And to search for truth can lead men to new discoveries of yetis.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for these interesting article.

  10. Fong on Nov 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    As a kid growing up in the backwoods, we hear of Sir Edmund Hillary and his adventures up Mount Everest and the forsaken Antarctica.The adventures were made more exciting by the fact that it was in a very very cold place and gained our admiration for his bravery and adventurous spirit.

    Now, reading of his other works like bettering the very lives of the sherpas without whose help these expeditions up Mount Everest would not have been possible, is very heartwarming. He is a man of facts and objectives, and for him to come out say what he had seen up in the snowy mountains, must hold some water. Makes one sit up and take notice and believe in yetis or the more romantic version, the abominable snowman.

    Thank you for sharing about Sir Edmund Hillary and his adventures.

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  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 08:52 PM
    Thank you for this interesting sharing. The people of Okinawa sounds like they really know how to have fun. The yearly Naha Tug-of-War Festival and the Pantu Festival are really fun! It will be a destination that i will love to visit.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wonderful-okinawa.html#comments
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 08:34 PM
    Thank you, Pastor David, for this interesting sharing. Sir Edmund Yeti is a shining example of a true fearless explorer. A lifetime of determination and dedication towards causes that he believe deeply in without consideration for fame and wealth. May we too, can ignite that hidden passion in us and go all the way with what we believe in.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch/sir-edmund-hillarys-yeti.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 11:44 AM
    Just over the years we’ve lost an incredible variety of species, like these amazing creatures
    animals that have recently become extinct. I have not seen all these animals before till I read this article. Some of them looks odd in features. Animal extinctions may be caused by natural occurrences such as climatic heating or cooling or changes in sea levels. In more modern times, however, human activity has been to blame. The main cause of modern extinctions could also be like clearing forest , expanding of farming land and so forth.
    The authority concerned must do some thing before the situation getting worse. In no time there will be any of these animals left and seen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and to create awareness of protecting life and the living environment of those extinct animals.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/10-most-amazing-extinct-animals.html
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    Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 11:44 AM
    Wonderful and powerful quotes for us to ponder ,to choose to be a vegetarian.Wow….what a huge difference between those vegetarian childhood having IQ of 109.1, and meat eaters childhood having IQ of 100.9. It show that those people on vegetarian are smarter then.
    Being a vegetarian makes it easier for us to increase our loving kindness and compassion. Do it for the animals. Do it for the environment, and do it for our health.
    In every country in the world, killing human beings is condemned. The Buddhist precept of non-killing extends even further, to include all living beings…….~ Thich Nhat Hanh
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

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    Wow …..there is such a city in India ,which was a eye opening for me. This Indian city Palitana becomes world’s first vegetarian city . This city a major pilgrimage centre for Jains religion and is known for being the largest cluster of Jain temples.They have take an approached to protect all sentient beings to go on vegetarian lifestyle. More or less a vegan as no eggs. The government has even made illegal of the buying and selling of meat, fish and eggs, and also related jobs or work, such as fishing. And has declared Palitana a meat-free zone prohibiting animal slaughter within the town’s limits.
    Jainism is one of the oldest religions in the world and preaches a path of non-violence towards all living beings. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.
    Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet…..quoted by Albert Einstein

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    Choose to go on vegetarian ,it’s a healthy and worthy way to live.Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try . I have always been health conscious, I saw sick people with medical problems my whole life and naturally wanted to avoid going down the same path. I try my best to go meatless and have more vege since then. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet. By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. We can save many lives by going on vegetarian. Through reasearher has found that those on vegetarian had a better complexion, healthy, better digestive system and many more benefits to our body in long term.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a informative article , to create awareness so as more and more people will be on vegetarian or at least meatless.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 02:49 PM
    It’s a holocaust ….killing millions of dogs. Such a horrible scene looking at the pictures of those dead bodies of our dear friend. Could not have imagine there is a death squad roaming in the streets of Baghdad, hunting for dogs either shooting them or poisoned them. To those team culling stray dogs was a nightly routine for them as they expect to get the number down. The huge number of dogs in the capital that has cause a nuisance ,health problems and unhealthy environment .
    They are in an attempt to wipe out the estimated one million stray dogs that roam the capital. That’s the reason given but really feeling sad for the lives of stray dogs in war-ravaged Baghdad. Hope the authority concerned can do some thing to help those strayed dogs instead killing them. May those killed had a good rebirth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/will-murder-one-million.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 02:48 PM
    Bigger sea animals are not as powerful as what we predict after all. Could you imagined a octopus eats a shark. Well it happens. Never underestimate smaller animals or something small. They are more powerful and fierce too. Amazing …seeing how , the octopus attacked and killed the shark just a moment. So powerful. If I did not watched this video ,i never had thought that octopus could actually eat a shark.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing . Anything is possible if we think positive and think what we can do it.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/octopus-eats-a-shark.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 02:40 PM
    So touching….Sasha Pejčić..such a kind soul helping all those dogs who is man best friend. Sasha has witnessed so much suffering of the streets dogs and it has affected him deeply. It seems that the dog catchers has been killing the streets dogs to be taken off .Its to much for Sasha and he decided to helped those abandoned dogs.
    For the past 5 years he has recused many doggies and started a sheltered home for them. Most of the dogs have been found and helped from the streets . Some of them are injured and he was so kind to nurse them back . Jovana Ivastanin the reporter described the animal shelter as breathtaking. Amazing the dogs all followed Sasha around and their interaction with each other. This sheltered Home for the 400 rescued dogs are running out of funds to feed them. May Sasha be helped by people to continue sheltering those dogs. May more people donates to this harmony fund to the homeless dogs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/giving-his-all.html
  • Alice Tay
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 01:45 AM
    This is always interesting to read about the holy places for pilgrimage. What attracted me the most in Wu Tai Shan is the Five Peaks. In record, these five main peaks, located in the four cardinal directions and at the central point of the mountain represent the five wisdoms of Manjushri, includes Wanghai Feng, Jinxiu Feng, Guayue Feng, Yedou Feng and Cuiyan Feng. The Five Peaks are very beautiful and I personally think it would be nice if can do contemplation and meditation on these holy and highest places in Wu Tai Shan.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline shared this detailed information about the places must visit in Wu Tai Shan.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wonderful-wu-tai-shan-manjushri-holy-place.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 01:24 AM
    By practicing the religion of my choice I had to learn to accept to be hated, not to be loved, to be the butt of jokes on social media, to be alienated from friends, attacked, threats, to be avoided, called names, to have people go away whom I’ve known for years, accused of things I didn’t do, judged, expelled, ostracized, segregated and to have pure hate directed at me. This is just because I practice a religion not endorsed by the Tibetan leadership. The irony is the Tibetan leadership always calls for unity of mankind, interfaith gatherings, compassion and tolerance. So much hatred directed at me from people I don’t even know just because of my choice of religion. I’ve never hurt anyone because of my religion and I never will but I must continue my practice of my religion. It is right for me and many others. It is my reason to continue, because it’s right for me. No one should say any religion is bad because that creates segregation and isolation and hatred. If we allow that, then people can extend that discrimination and find excuses to say your color, race, background, culture, gender, sexual orientation and so on are not right. Discrimination is bad in any form. Don’t be a part of it. It is impossible for everyone to be all the same. Allow diversity for the sake of peace, understanding and happiness. When we allow this discrimination, it opens the doors to so much more variety of discrimination. We cannot allow more discrimination but we must find commonality and unity as human beings.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Saturday, Dec 9. 2017 01:07 AM
    By practicing the religion of my choice I had to learn to be hated, not to be loved, to be the butt of jokes on social media, to be alienated from friends, to be attacked, to be called names, to have people go away, to be accused of things I don’t do, to be segregated and to have pure hate directed at me. This is just because I practice a religion not endorsed by the Tibetan leadership. So much hatred just because of my choice of religion.~Tsem Rinpoche
  • Stella Cheang
    Friday, Dec 8. 2017 07:06 PM
    Shocking to read so called civilised society allow cruelty towards animals based on a folklore that has no scientific, no medical nor logical foundation. I hope the villagers who reinitiated this cruelty will face the music of the law. Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/extreme-cruelty.html

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Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
2 weeks ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
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Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
2 weeks ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
4 weeks ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
4 weeks ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
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དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
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བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
1 month ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
1 month ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
1 month ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
1 month ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
2 months ago
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
2 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
2 months ago
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
 These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
2 months ago
These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
2 months ago
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
2 months ago
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
2 months ago
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France.  Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
2 months ago
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France. Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa\'s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. 

This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
2 months ago
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa's tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits. Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp
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My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li

Fantastic Reads!!
2 months ago
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp *****and**** My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li Fantastic Reads!!
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp
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My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li
2 months ago
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp *****and**** My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li
This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
2 months ago
This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
2 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden\'s cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
2 months ago
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden's cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
2 months ago
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
2 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
This gorgeous outdoor bronze Buddha is in Korea. Would be lovely to pay homage to Him there.
2 months ago
This gorgeous outdoor bronze Buddha is in Korea. Would be lovely to pay homage to Him there.
Beautiful old vintage photo of Kamakura Buddha in Japan. I had the good fortune to visit this holy Buddha a few years back. I do hope I can go again with some students. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful old vintage photo of Kamakura Buddha in Japan. I had the good fortune to visit this holy Buddha a few years back. I do hope I can go again with some students. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the Medicine Buddha festival.
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Tsem Rinpoche with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the Medicine Buddha festival.
This is a unique thangka of Pelden Hlamo with Dorje Shugden and Setrap and Nechung. Of course they all get along unlike what Tibetan leadership likes to say they don\'t get along. All enlightened beings get along with other enlightened beings and unenlightened beings. Enlightened beings have no karma to not get along with others. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is a unique thangka of Pelden Hlamo with Dorje Shugden and Setrap and Nechung. Of course they all get along unlike what Tibetan leadership likes to say they don't get along. All enlightened beings get along with other enlightened beings and unenlightened beings. Enlightened beings have no karma to not get along with others. Tsem Rinpoche
I love this picture. I wish it will all settle down soon.
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I love this picture. I wish it will all settle down soon.
 I love this picture of Mumu peeking through the screen and window to see what is going on. He is always been very busy body and active. He has to know what is going on. I love you Mumu.
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I love this picture of Mumu peeking through the screen and window to see what is going on. He is always been very busy body and active. He has to know what is going on. I love you Mumu.
How would you like to get one piece of this beautiful piece of art?
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How would you like to get one piece of this beautiful piece of art?
First time PM Tenpa Yarphel speaks up against Nechung. It has created a huge stir. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144220
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First time PM Tenpa Yarphel speaks up against Nechung. It has created a huge stir. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144220
I always like my rooms to smell clean, fresh, woodsy and a bit like the forest. my favorite types of essential oils to burn daily or as an offering to the Buddhas are Juniper, Cypress, Black Spruce, Peppermint and sometimes Rosemary. I like the smell of the forest, woods and wooded areas very much. I\'ve been using essential oils in my rooms for years. I don\'t necessarily purchase the brand you see in the picture as I buy any brand as long as it\'s made naturally. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I always like my rooms to smell clean, fresh, woodsy and a bit like the forest. my favorite types of essential oils to burn daily or as an offering to the Buddhas are Juniper, Cypress, Black Spruce, Peppermint and sometimes Rosemary. I like the smell of the forest, woods and wooded areas very much. I've been using essential oils in my rooms for years. I don't necessarily purchase the brand you see in the picture as I buy any brand as long as it's made naturally. Tsem Rinpoche
In the bitter coldness of Yachen Gar, Tibet, several nuns are practicing meditation. You can see many small single \'huts\' in the background. They do this yearly and throughout the year. It is very inspiring to see people practice even under extreme conditions because they realize how samsara is so full of deceptions. Praise to the Dharma that liberates us with truth and practice. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
In the bitter coldness of Yachen Gar, Tibet, several nuns are practicing meditation. You can see many small single 'huts' in the background. They do this yearly and throughout the year. It is very inspiring to see people practice even under extreme conditions because they realize how samsara is so full of deceptions. Praise to the Dharma that liberates us with truth and practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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