Archive for May, 2016

I don’t like this title

May 31, 2016
I don’t like this title

Dear friends, I came across this article and found it very somewhat interesting. I don’t like the title or words that infer racism, but I am just reproducing from the original here but not agreeing with the title and all the views. I have nothing against white people or any people of any color....

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Posted in Animals, Vegetarianism & Environment, Current Affairs & News | 16 Comments »

The Buddhist Kingdoms of Indonesia

May 31, 2016
The Buddhist Kingdoms of Indonesia

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Valencia) Dear readers, I am very excited to share with you the history of Buddhist kingdoms in Indonesia. Although today Indonesia is famous for having the highest rate of Muslim population in the world, I would like to take you back to a time when Buddhism played a dominant role...

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Posted in Art, Architecture & Culture, Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Guest Contributors | 38 Comments »

H.H. Gaden Trisur Lungrik Namgyal’s 90th Birthday Celebration

May 31, 2016
H.H. Gaden Trisur Lungrik Namgyal’s 90th Birthday Celebration

May 22, 2016 marked the 90th birthday celebration of the 101st Gaden Tripa, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Lungrik Namgyal. This celebration was organized by the people from Dhapa, Nepal and the members of Thar Deu Ling Buddhist Centre, Paris. Many people flew in from all around the world to attend this special event, including great...

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Posted in Great Lamas & Masters | 14 Comments »

Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Them

May 28, 2016
Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Them

Dear friends, I have always been an animal lover and it was a great pleasure being able to do research on them and further learn about these wonderful creatures. Dogs are my favourite animal, ever since young I have always had huge interest in dogs and I have been bugging my parents for the...

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Posted in Animals, Vegetarianism & Environment, Current Affairs & News, Guest Contributors | 65 Comments »

Volunteer As Pre-School Dharma Teacher

May 28, 2016
Volunteer As Pre-School Dharma Teacher

Guest contribution by Stella Cheang One year and five months ago, I was plunged into close contact with pre-school children for the very first time in my life. It took quite a bit of courage on my part to take on the role as volunteer teacher. The initial reluctance came from my lack of...

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Posted in Kechara - 13 Depts, Students & Friends | 35 Comments »

New Zealand Officially Recognizes All Animals as Sentient Beings

May 27, 2016
New Zealand Officially Recognizes All Animals as Sentient Beings

2500 years ago, the Buddha revealed to us the six types of sentient beings present in samsara. They are graded in accordance with their quality of life in relations to the level of their suffering and their ability to engage in Dharma practice. Throughout the years, we have seen many of the truths supported and taught...

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Posted in Animals, Vegetarianism & Environment, Current Affairs & News | 44 Comments »

Toyols: The Child-Spirits

May 27, 2016
Toyols: The Child-Spirits

Dear friends, Tales, myths and folklore are embroidered into the very fabric of society, especially in Southeast Asia. There is a wide spectrum of ghost myths in the region, especially in Malaysia as the result of the remnants of old animist beliefs that have been shaped by Hindu-Buddhist cosmology, the Islamic religion, as well...

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Posted in Creatures and Monsters, Science & Mysteries | 52 Comments »

Kirlian Photography & Aura Healing – Science or Myth?

May 27, 2016
Kirlian Photography & Aura Healing – Science or Myth?

Have you ever heard people saying “Oh this person’s mood is really black” or “that person is really glowing”? If you say yes, this is probably true and believing in aura colours will not be as farfetched as it may first seem. I’ve always been fascinated with energy fields and auras. I believe that...

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Posted in Guest Contributors, Science & Mysteries | 36 Comments »

Zozo – The Ouija Board Demon

May 26, 2016
Zozo – The Ouija Board Demon

I was hesitant to have Ms. Vinnie Tan write up this article as I do not encourage anyone to contact negative beings especially with a Ouija board. Negative beings once attached to a person will come in all forms, shapes and sizes to trick us and eventually bring harm to us. Contacting supernatural beings...

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Posted in Ghosts and Hauntings, Guest Contributors, Paranormal, Science & Mysteries | 70 Comments »

Jiddu Krishnamurti – The Freedom Fighter

May 26, 2016
Jiddu Krishnamurti – The Freedom Fighter

The Beginning Jiddu Krishnamurti (“Krishnamurti”) was born in Madanapalle, a small town in Madras Presidency, British India on 11 May 1895 to a Hindu-Brahmin family. His father, Jiddu Narayaniah, was employed as an official at British Colonial administration. When he was young, he contracted malaria, which had rendered him weak and sickly for many...

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Posted in Books & Poetry, Celebrities & People, Guest Contributors | 13 Comments »

How to Prevent Mice and Rats in Your House

May 25, 2016
How to Prevent Mice and Rats in Your House

Mice and rats are not very popular animals and most people would not want to have them around. Although they are known to be highly intelligent and able to adapt to various environments, they can also cause considerable harm. They eat through almost anything, can cause serious damages and can transmit diseases. Most people...

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Posted in Animals, Vegetarianism & Environment, Current Affairs & News, Guest Contributors | 39 Comments »

Young, Single and What About It?

May 25, 2016
Young, Single and What About It?

Dear friends around the world, In Asian cultures, especially Chinese culture, getting married is considered a very essential part of life. Therefore marriage is very much encouraged. Nine out of ten families think very highly of marriage because having a family bloodline is considered as honouring the ancestors and bringing glory to the family....

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Tajikistan’s Battle Against Beards to ‘Fight Radicalisation’

May 25, 2016
Tajikistan’s Battle Against Beards to ‘Fight Radicalisation’

Dear friends, Violation of religious freedom and human rights is a growing issue because as our society is moving forward and becoming more advanced, we naturally ask more questions. When there are questions, there is conflict and disagreement, and from there arises discrimination. Especially in this era in which an internet connection is so...

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Posted in Current Affairs & News | 8 Comments »

Why Are Roshi Jiyu Kennett’s Disciples So Reclusive?

May 25, 2016
Why Are Roshi Jiyu Kennett’s Disciples So Reclusive?

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends around the world, People like Roshi Jiyu Kennett are truly inspiring, they would abandon their worldly concerns and attachment in determination of practicing the Buddha’s teachings completely. With all due respect, for a woman like her who comes from a western country, it’s very hard to integrate into the Asian-Zen...

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Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Great Lamas & Masters, Inspiration & Worthy Words | 7 Comments »

A Story of Buddha With Sick Man

May 25, 2016
A Story of Buddha With Sick Man

(By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends around the world, Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh has always been an inspiration of mine, he is such a holy and compassionate sangha who has held his vows very very well and has been working for others most of his life. He has truly practised the dharma taught by Lord...

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Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Inspiration & Worthy Words | 20 Comments »

Heart to Heart with Teresa Hsu Book Review

May 25, 2016
Heart to Heart with Teresa Hsu Book Review

This book contains the biography of a Fantastic heroin called “Teresa Hsu”. I am moved by her life simply because it amazes and touches me so much and it has made me understood that even though she was not very rich or whatsoever, she was still able to serve and benefit so many lives....

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Posted in Celebrities & People, Current Affairs & News, Guest Contributors, Inspiration & Worthy Words | 16 Comments »

Be Happy

May 25, 2016
Be Happy

Each time I sit down to write and assemble my thoughts together, I will await the important moment when my precious Guru H.E. Tsem Rinpoche opens up my mind with a ray of blessings. Then my scattered thoughts and ideas which are all over the place will, like pieces of jigsaw puzzle, come together...

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Posted in Books & Poetry, Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Guest Contributors | 22 Comments »

Karma and the Law of Attraction

May 15, 2016
Karma and the Law of Attraction

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Herman Rodrigues) Most people understand Karma in its most basic definition: You get what you give. We hear a lot of catch phrases by people who say, “What goes around, comes around”, and so on. Most people believe that karma comes from the fact that our actions alone cause our...

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Posted in Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Guest Contributors | 56 Comments »

Blue Jean Buddha

May 15, 2016
Blue Jean Buddha

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Edward) Hello, how are you? It’s Edward here again, today I would like to share about a book that I have recently read, entitled “Blue Jean Buddha”. The main reason why I love this book is because it consists of short stories written by various people, talking about how they...

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Posted in Books & Poetry, Buddhas, Dharma & Practice, Guest Contributors | 16 Comments »

Neerja Bhanot – A Selfless Heroine

May 15, 2016
Neerja Bhanot – A Selfless Heroine

Senior flight attendant Neerja was among the 380 passengers and crew aboard. 360 of them lived to tell the world of her calm courage and supreme sacrifice. The terrorists could have done anything to her, but Neerja, daughter of a Mumbai journalist Harish Bhanot, showed no fear. Even as she was dying, she was...

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Posted in Celebrities & People, Current Affairs & News, Film, TV & Music | 33 Comments »

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