20 things you don’t wanna eat!!! Or do you??

Sep 17, 2012 | Views: 1,638

Dear students and friends,

In Scotland, it’s normal to eat the coagulated blood of a sheep. In Vietnam, it’s a norm to eat cats. In Australia, it’s normal to eat a kangaroo’s tail. What’s weird, and what’s not?

For me, a delicious snack would be: baked sweet potato, green salad with Japanese sesame dressing, eggplant lasagna, mushroom soup, roasted pumpkin. Definitely not any of the dishes below! Take a look… which is the oddest dish for you? What’s the weirdest dish that you have tried?? I wouldn’t eat any of the stuff below. Would you?

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

 20 weirdest dishes from around the world

 

1Cambodia: Itsy Bitsy Spider

 

In Cambodia the habit of eating fried tarantulas began during a period of starvation in history, but nowadays they are considered to be quite a delicacy.


2.  Balut, Phillippines

 

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Balut is a “snack” consisting in a half-fertilized duck or chicken egg, served with a little salt after being boiled. One can find it all over the streets and markets of Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and it is as popular as hotdogs are in the US.


3.  Snake and Scorpion Wine

 

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This unusual type of liquor can be found in Asia mostly and it is made out of a dipping Cobra or scorpion into a rice wine bottle. After a few months of fermentation, the venom is dissolved and the drink is good to serve!


4.  Cobra Heart, Vietnam

 

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In Vietnam one can serve a live cobra’s heart: some eat it raw, along with a cobra blood chaser while others prefer to have it with some rice wine.

 

5.  Birds Nest Soup, China


The saliva of the birds give this soup its unicity. It is one of the most expensive products consumed by humans, because of the difficulty in getting it.


6.  Baby Mice Wine

 

Traditional in China and Korea, baby mice wine is considered to be a “health tonic”. The confessed taste: raw gasoline. While still alive, newborn mice are thrown into bottles full of rice wine and left there to ferment.

 

7.  Casu Marzu, Sardinia


This is a type of cheese that few people would try, as it is stuffed with insect larva. Often referred to as “maggot cheese”. It is consumed while the living beings inside it are still alive, otherwise it is said to be toxic.

 

 

8.  Kopi Luwak, Indonesia


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This is the rarest and most expensive coffee in the world, but still you might want to reconsider it, when someone politely invites you to sip from a mug full of it. Why? Because it is made out of the excrements of a creature that resembles a cat, called the Luwak.

 

 

9.  Tuna Eyeball

 

Usually served in Japan and China, the tuna eyeball is another weird dish that might not be for everyone’s taste. They say it tastes much better than it looks.

 

10. Rocky Mountain Oysters

 

One might be tempted to think that these oysters can’t be much different from the ones you find at the bottom of the ocean, while they are, in fact, something totally different. A buffalo’s fried testicles got this name because it sounds more fancy. Best way to cook: peel, boil, roll into flour mixture and fry.

 

 

11. Fugu

 

The poisonous Puffer Fish is a great sensation in many restaurants of the world. The thing is that only very qualified and trained cooks are allowed to prepare it, because if something goes wrong…well, let’s say that it could be your last meal.

 

 

12. Bugs

 

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Insects make an old dish in many parts of the world, except Europe and North America. Served all crispy, they make perfect nutritious snacks!



13. Escamoles – Mexico


This weird dish comes from Mexico, from giant black ants. They make their nests in the roots of some plants. Collecting these eggs is not the most pleasant job one can get, since their owners are venomous and creepy. The eggs taste like buttery, being slightly nutty.

 


14. Mongolian Boodog

 

This one is prepared by cooking the animal – usually a goat or a marmot from inside out. Yes, the WHOLE animal. Mongolians are the best cooks for this: the animal is cooked in its own skin, with the help of hot rocks.

 

 

15. Whole Sheep’s Head

 

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This dish can be served with or without brains: the head, of course. It is considered to be a delicacy even in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe areas.

 

 

16. Bat Soup

 

Even though bats are considered to be notorious disease carriers, they are still served in soups cooked mainly in Thailand and Guam, some parts of China even.

 

 

17. Ox Penis

 

Cooked by steaming, deep frying or simply consumed raw, the ox penis is commonly eaten by humans in the Oriental countries. In the Western countries, ox penises are usually dried out and served as dog food.

 

 

18. Caterpillar Fungus

 

This is a fungus, a parasitic one, that invades the body of the insect larvae, eventually killing and mummifying the caterpillars. Mostly used as a medicine or as an aphrodisiac, the Caterpillar Fungus can be also served in soups.

 

 

19. Human Placenta

 

People who dare it this believe that it prevents postpartum depression and other pregnancy complications. There are various recipes to prepare it, even cocktails and it is found mostly in America and Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, China, and the Pacific Islands.

 

20. Kumis

 

This is a rather gross drink, consisting in fermented mare milk. Because a female horse’s milk contains more sugars than the femented cow’s or goat’s milk, kumis has a higher, though still mild, alcohol content. It also has a strong laxative effect.

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  1. Anne Ong on May 20, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Some of the things listed here I have heard and seen before. Such as kopi luwak, ox penis, bugs, spider,balut,snake and scorpion wine. Really an interesting article. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this sharing! ???

  2. Stella Cheang on Jun 22, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    These weird food brought to mind an adage ” one man’s food is another man’s poison.” While some of the food listed, like Escamoles, are less than common and hard to find, I can imagine how the locals prize this delicacy. Having been to parts of Asia, rodent/cat meat, fried bugs, snake wine and balut (the half fertilized egg) are all considered as delicious food. However, it does not make eating these animals any more right than eating other animals. By eating another living being, we are directly causing the death and suffering of another living being, as such, we will have bear the karma consequences of it. It is best to stay clear of meat and become a vegetarian.

  3. Pastor Moh Mei on Feb 23, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Human are an interesting species indeed. We will eat almost anything include another human. Some of these dishes or delicacies to specific culture may have come from some historical reasons and some dire situations. Take bird nests for example, almost every Chinese friends I know probably had eaten bird nests before. It is considered rich people supplement.

    This habit of human to source for food is not limited to race or culture. It spans across all races as you can tell from the diverse lists given in this article. Human has a very strong sense of self preservation and also greed. We look for all sorts of ways to claim and eat food that supposedly has incredible health benefits – to prolong life, beautiful skin, etc. If it is not for health, then it’s for the taste. To seek that specific flavor and taste in food. We are so obsessed with feeding ourselves we made an entire academic, profession and business around food.

    With our greed for food and self preservation, we created an imbalance in our physical body due to all the animal produce we consumed and we created an imbalance in our eco-system. While I respect our history and our culture, it is time to move on and let go too. With so much choices of food available these days, it is so unnecessary to harm animals for some of these delicacies. There are less cruel ways to self preservation and a tasty, flavorful meal.

  4. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 19, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I really do not understand how are these considered edible? Its so scary and disgusting! The baby mice wine is the most scary one, can you imagine the second you’re, you are to be thrown into the wine and drown? The mice were born to be dead, poor mice…!
    Humans are so disgusting, they just eat everything!

  5. Edward Ooi on Nov 12, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I don’t think that drinking bird meat soup and Kumis is a disgusting thing. Because bird best are just made out of bird’s saliva and something else but no bird poo poo was included. And drinking horse milk is much more better then drinking cobra’s blood. By the way, the bird nest soup that my Mom used to make is actually very good. And by just looking at the human placenta makes me fell like vomiting

  6. VInnie Tan on Sep 17, 2013 at 4:27 am

    These food is just so disgusting! I cannot believe that people all around the world would eat things like this as delicacies. It is just horrible.

    The one that I find most horrifying would be that people are actually consuming the human placenta. This is for a simple reason, if we can consume something that comes from human, soon, we will be able to eat human flesh. And when that happens, how are we going to supply for that demand? Would it mean that we will be killing people just for the meat? Just it just difficult or even too scary to think what would happen if that would have happened one day.

  7. Dave P on Aug 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    in Thailand or Laos – can’t remember which – I tried cat poo snack – to this day, still not sure if it was actually that, or just called that because of its appearance. In Philippines, I have eaten balut – twice – but probably never again. And in one Asian country, I ate bamboo worms — dried, or deep-fried, they were kind of the consistency of a cheese puff without the cheesy flavor. Actually wasn’t bad. But in all three cases, the “idea” of what I was eating was worse than the actual taste. As I told someone – If the locals eat it, it must be edible, no matter how much I may be repulsed by it. Just mentally block it out, pop it in, chew and swallow. Don’t think about it, just do it. It’s the thinking that gets you into trouble! Rinpoche, thank you for sharing this article.

  8. beatrix ooi on Jun 30, 2013 at 12:59 am

    These ‘dishes’ are really disgusting, they make my stomach feels uneasy. The weirdest dish for me would be the human placenta. It’s really horrible, I would rather to starve and die than eating any of the above! I have not heard of any of them except bird nest and the luwak coffee, I have been to the luwak’s farm once when I was in Bali with my family, but I didn’t have the guts to try it. It was very disgusting to me as we were almost like eating poo poo, literally.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  9. Cliff on May 15, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I am rather disturbed by the Balut from the Phillippines and Baby Mice wine. I find it rather disgusting people live newly borned mice into a drink to be left ferment as they drown. Mice may be viewed as a pest but they are very intelligent creatures, their genetic, biological and behaviour characteristics closely relates to those of humans. I wouldn’t be able to bring myself to consume something like that. Birds nest would probably be the only one on the list that I would be able to take.

  10. Girlie OOI on Apr 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    To us these foods may sound, look and taste strange and weird but to those people who are so used to it, it is a delicacy.

  11. Albert Ratchaga on Apr 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    These pictures are really disgusting, I wonder how people can put it in their mouth. but when think a bit further, what different are we compare to them who eat these kind of food? It is only the choices of food, but we are also killing animal for food. To stop these cruelty, to stop creating more suffering and killing to the animals, being vegetarian is the only choice.

  12. Lucas Roth on Apr 27, 2013 at 12:57 am

    i would never eat this, yuck ! this is so much torture for what ??? a good wine or maybe a small snack, come on people this is eating lives one life per bite and that is so much suffering and cruelty. they are so disgusting and pointless!!! come on and think!

  13. Jutika Lam on Feb 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    When i first saw this I really wanted to vomit because All the 20 foods displayed above are so DISGUSTING AND HORRIBLE! I just can’t believe that people would want to eat such things like somebody’s placenta, bat soup, bugs and to the extinct of even eating a Tuna’s eyeball.

    In my point of view i would never ever eat all the twenty foods above because firstly it would be really expensive and secondly those food are of course disgusting, with the money spent on our pleasures we could have maybe helped one or two stray animals of the streets and fing thema good home.

    I also remembered one of Rinpoche’s Quote: “If you say you don’t have money to help a animal shelter, why then do you have money to buy meat?” ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    I totally agree with this quote because eating meat is truly expensive just like when saving an animal Medical Bills and all the bills for a rescued animal are just as expensive and if people have the money to go to a High class Chinese Restaurent or a steak house then how come we cannot save animals?

    Even if we had so much money but don’t want to save animals we could at least not eat meat or if we still really really wanted to eat in a High Clas Restaurent we could at least eat at Kechara Oasis or any other Fine Dining Vegetarian Restaurent.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this totally disturbing article.

    Love
    Jutika

  14. Khong Jean Mei on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    GAHHHH!!!! Even if I wasn’t a vegetarian, the stuff in this list is so repulsive! The only one that I may digest, if needed is the last item – Kumis. Only coz there’s no actual meat content inside.

    Why would anyone want to eat the human placenta?? I mean, there’s a reason why things come out of the body.

    Just reading this has put me off eating the lunch that I’m chewing on now…

  15. Paris on Jan 19, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    so the thing that has always fascinated me is how people even think of eating things like this? What makes someone say, “Hey, let’s extract all the saliva out of a bird’s nest and boil it into a soup?” or “Hey, there’s maggots growing in this cheese, let’s have a taste!”

    I mean really, is there NOTHING else to eat? I might better understand, perhaps, why someone might resort to eating insects during times of famine / poverty, but for any other reasons, or reasons of culinary exploration….? nope, I just don’t get it!

    Another thought – we might think that it’s gross and cruel to eat an embryonic duck while he’s still curled up in an egg; or to chew on a fish’s eye; or to cook a bat into a soup… but hey, what’s the difference really between that and a chicken, a pig, or a cow? Why do people think it’s more ‘acceptable’ to eat a dead fried chicken than a few dead tarantulas? Why is it okay for us to yum down huge plates of chicken rice and peking dug, but it’s gross to eat it in its younger embroynic form? It’s the same duck!

    Bottom line is that they’re all animals, all living beings with the capacity to feel pain and to suffer. It might be helpful to think about why we find one thing more gross than another? What is it that characterises it as being gross? and in contrast, why isn’t a hamburger gross? Or a box of chicken nuggets? or thanksgiving turkey?

  16. Joy on Jan 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Gawwwwwd… these are really disgusting… how can anyone eat these. It is already quite disgusting to eat meat let alone this. I cannot understand. No thanks I will stick to my veggies.

    I know some people may think that eating meat is really no big deal, but actually it is the same as eating these weird insects and animals anyway… all are living breathing beings that can feel pain. I guess for me I decided to change after watching the many videos which are an eye opening that Rinpoche posted and shared with us, on how our meat was produced or rather slaughtered. You cannot ignore or pretend you have no feelings for these animals being slaughtered and not be conscious of it when you do eat the meat. If you can choose to ignore it, it goes to show how attached you are to your taste buds that it over rides your compassion nature…which basically shows how selfish you are period. So to ignore is really to be ignorant and if we call ourselves Budddhist or an animal lover, really we’re hypocrites. So what we do in light of being kind and compassionate will be of no effect or no results will come from it eventually. This is because you know it yet you still do it.

  17. Felix Kong on Dec 24, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Yuck ,so disgusting,i’m just knew that this things can consider is “FOOD” and also can’t believe that people will eat such horrible things except bird nest. Better be a vegetarian , save more and more life of animals .

    Thanks to Rinpoche for sharing this horrible meal .

  18. Milly on Nov 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Its so nauseating to see all those pictures. I did consume bird’s nest and pig’s brain when was young. But have stopped all these now. If only man can change their culture and stop eating all these myth food.

  19. Cynthia Ng on Nov 4, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    哇。。多么恶心的食物!世界上最恐怖的是人类创造出那么恐怖的食物。。为了食欲殊不知伤害了那么多的生命,那又如何呢?!

    这些都是不必要的食物,我们根本不须要依靠它们提供我们温饱,大家一定要奉劝身边的朋友多注意这些事情的发生,一定要提高警觉性不要伤害无辜的生命,每个生名都有生存的权利!

  20. bengkooi on Nov 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Sad to say, I have tasted birds nest before, as well as tortoise soup. In hindsight, its gross but back then, I didnt think twice. Now I’m vegetarian so I wont be going close to such foods again. But as a matter of interest, I found more strange foods that people consider delicacies:

    1. Jellied Moose Nose
    2. Bat Paste
    3. Guinea Pigs
    4. Squirrel Brains
    5. Codfish Sperm (yes! see pic: http://www.oddee.com/_media/imgs/articles/a307_f12.jpg )
    6. Live Octopus (gross!)

    When I was in Korea, I saw a man at a street food stall sitting down to a meal of live octopus. The small octopus were walking all over his plate, trying to escape, and he was catching the stray octopi with his chopsticks and setting them back down in the middle of the plate.

    In between returning the runaway octopi to his plate, the man was putting live octopus one by one into his mouth whole! If you cant imagine what that would look like, see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T4c4g3iXv0

  21. Lucas Pascal Roth on Oct 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

    oh i would never eat any of these things. so disgusting and cruel to the animals especially the baby mice wine. i will never in a million years eat this stuff.

  22. beatrix ooi on Oct 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Oh dear..how can humans consume them? It’s so sick and disgusting to eat things like that. I’ve never tasted any of them which I will never. I’ve been to the Luwak farm in Bali last 2 years ago. It’s so scary to c the Luwaks being locked up in the cage. The most disgusting ‘food’ for me would be the human placenta. Yuck!yuck!yuck! How can they put it into the mouth and swallow it? Sometimes i just couldn’t understand humans..
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love,
    beatrix ooi

  23. Julien Roth on Oct 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Just reading this gives me the creaps. I cant imagine myself eating any of these strange dishes.

    The worst dish to eat im my opinion would be the “Casu Marzu, Sardinia”. I find this the worst dish to eat because, i really like cheese. I am from Switzerland, and whenever i visit, i eat LOADS of cheese. So seeing people do this to cheese with MAGGOTS is really disgusting to me.

    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  24. Elsie Toy on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these ugly side of the human race keep and taking the weaker beings for their own pleasure. I have seen human foetus double broil and is a delicacy in Shenzhen China. It is really gross and some even have human placenta cooked in soup which is a health tonic. I pray they realised the cruelty and stop their ugly deeds and realised impermanence.

  25. David Lai on Oct 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Everything is gross to me and I think the only think palatable to me is the bird nest made of bird saliva. For that one, I have actually tried and its a Chinese delicacy thats really good for one’s skin and complexion. It is also a big business because of its rarity. From my experience, I did notice that bird nest did make my skin feel nicer.

    Besides bird nest, I think the grossest food is the bull face dish that could be served complete with the brains or without. The eyes are still intact and it just looks so gross because the diner looks like he she is eating the face of the bull. I can’t imagine myself eating it though.

  26. nicholas on Sep 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    That’s really not my kind of food!
    Wow….those are so raw and gross….
    Not to mention that is not vegetarian but it’s too much for me.

    People really got to start thinking of what they a eating here. If it’s for health reason we should look for alternative that not just to benefit ourselves but the others (animals too). Don’t just because of fulfilling our needs and to scarifies others.

    There are more option out there to explore!
    If we are not sure we can always refer to the nutritionist.

    Looking for some guide? check this review out!
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/vegetarian-restaurant-review

  27. ,ERIC LEE KHJB on Sep 24, 2012 at 9:19 am

    OM MANI PEH MEI HUM. According all the look of foods r listed here was so scarely to me, i cant imagine that some people got that kind of courage to put inside their mouth n eat it. Actually we have a lot of choice Food to choose from, n they will benefit us too. Please be wise to be a vegetarian, then u will know how will they will benefits u.

  28. Sean Pang on Sep 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Every culture has its own practices and we have to accept that different people consider different things as treasured items without being judgemental about it. BUT, I personally do find most of the 20 things quite disgusting.

    I’ve tried a few of the 20 things in my life (I’m Chinese afterall and the Chinese eat EVERYTHING…) and I have to admit, I got a kick out of some people’s facial expressions when they see me eat them. I no longer have this desire to “shock” anymore, it’s so childish and pointless, not to mention cruel. Cruel to the eaten, cruel to the shocked, cruel to my own karma!

    I’m not a vegetarian… yet. But seeing these photos put together does drive home a point.

    Sean in Shanghai

  29. HelenaC on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Yuckssssss….. for this 20 things i have tried bugs in Bangkok.
    other than that i think it is very inhuman >_<
    i disagreed with all this so called "cultural" food… disgusting!

  30. Adrian.C on Sep 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    It is horrible and disgusting to me 🙁 When I saw all this picture, I already feel wanna vomit… Also it is so cruelly to kill all this animals as dishes. I definitely won’t eat all this stuff.

    Thank you Rinpoche for share it.

  31. lucy yap on Sep 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    After seeing this,I am glad I am a vegetarian.The sight of the balut freaks me out!These are definitely “yucky” and gross.Wouldn’t want to eat any of these,let me have my veggies please!!!
    Thank you for sharing ,Rinpoche.

  32. Uncle Eddie on Sep 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    It is said, “Mindfulness is the very basis the cure for all samsaric affliction”. As practioners of Buddhist faith, all compassionate living beings have the wish for all other beings to be free from sufferings, and, if possible, to save or release them fromthe entire suffering of samsara and its causes. Such actions would make our practice worthwhile. So how could we knowingly now, have any desire to enjoy or partake in any of the above, being awared that it has caused immensed sufferings to the dead animal beings! Mindfulness is thus the very basis, the cure, for all samsaric affliction, as taught by Lord Buddha.

  33. Echeah on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Disgusting to say the least. What would people do for food? I’ll never win a dare, not even for a million bucks.

  34. Sheryl KH (JB) on Sep 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this information.

    Some pictures are pretty gross, some I know for the first time. Some I have known about them already. Humans can really think of many creative ways to turn live beings into foods.

    Cultures can determine many things, in this case is foods.

    I think as long as those foods do not invite problems after eating, it is ok to consume them. Of course, in many cases we wont know whether they are fit for consumption until many years later.

    I wont try many dishes presented here though, for instance the spiders and the bat soups. Dont feel comfy putting them into my mouth.

  35. hecelus tan on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Oh my Buddha!It is really disgusting.I don’t know how these people can labeled these type of “foods” as delicious.Especially the cobra and scorpion wine. the cobra inside the wine bottle stare at you and on its mouth there is a black scorpion.Fortunately I am vegetarian and I don’t need to meet these type of “foods”.If food crisis really happen one day,I also will not going to eat it until I die.

  36. tenzin llhamo on Sep 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Seriously, ALL of them are weird. As I was scrolling down, I could feel my food coming up from my stomach. How can someone go for such weird and yucky looking food? Imagine the taste.. I have not tried any weird looking food in my life so far and no, I don’t want to try it anywhere, anytime. All the food myths my mum used to tell me are just unacceptable.
    Thank you for the ‘yummy’ post Rinpoche…

  37. Wah Ying on Sep 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Many “precious” herbs or traditional medicine made from animals actually can have its substitute, in term of giving the same benefits the precious or rare animals given.

    For example, bird’s nest is rich with antioxidants and collagen and Amino acids. And white fungus has been prized for its medicinal benefits, namely anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor.

    White fungus actually contain up to 70 percent dietary fibers called polysaccharides, and stimulate the immune system and increase white blood cell counts. Therefore, people said white fungus is the poor people’s bird’s nest, in term of similar benefits given.

    And, Balut is said to be high in protein and calcium. A serving of balut contain 188 calories, including 14 grams each of protein and fat, 2 milligrams of iron and 116 milligrams of calcium. Today, protein is easily found in plants, such as lentils and guinoa. Here is the link on Top 7 Sources of Plant-Based Protein, by Rich Roll: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4491/My-Top-7-Sources-of-PlantBased-Protein.html

    I found this link on Extreme Food Around the World here, you might interested to read: http://news.in.msn.com/specials/news_photos.aspx?cp-documentid=5457133&page=1.

    It features from ant sauce, deep-fried spiders, cupcake made of insects, blood sausage, frog legs, fried crickets and more.

  38. abby F on Sep 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    All these are actually as gross as all the meats we eat, just these are the extreme one! We eat all the germs, blood and flesh of another living beings! We eat all the pain and horror of another being, how sad we are!

    I feel lucky to be a vegetarian now. Thank you Rinpoche for showing me Earthlings. I would say it is a life-changing film. I believe through education, people will change, just like how I was changed. I’ve shared this on my FB, my friends will see this. I hope they can be inspired to be a vegetarian also.

  39. Siong Woan on Sep 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    This definitely beats Andrew Zimmem’s Bizarre Food !!!

    I just cant figure why would anyone want to eat such weird stuff when there are plenty of other choice around? of course we need to discount those dishes that were invented during famine.

    Other than these, I also know there are people who eat monkey’s brain while it’s alive and fish that are fried alive… Just can’t understand the reason(s) behind all these unnecessary cruelty to fellow sentient beings..

    Let’s stay simple and keep to the basic – just eat things that are plant related.

  40. MayOng on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Yuckie! Gross and disgusting indeed and makes my stomach churn. Even the looks of them turned me off. Thank you for posting, Rinpoche. Educational indeed.

  41. Elsie Toy on Sep 18, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you very much for sharing tis with us the gross food that some eat and others going through all these to prepare these food that is truly out of the mind and those those who consumed it. I think it is also the karma of the people who consumes them and the karma of these people to harvest them for food. They must have a load full of negative karmas to be born in the area whereby no other food types available and/or their karma is so thick that they are stuck in these jobs of harvesting them. I pray they quickly quickly realized they negative deeds and hope they find other foods for their survival and for their well-being.

    thank you for the sharing me make me think deeper into these by just show us the food.

  42. tfreon on Sep 18, 2012 at 2:11 am

    To me, the oddest dish is the Tuna’s eyes and the Mongolian Boodog. The food that showed on the this article will not consumed by me and i thanks that i am not eating these stuff. Included the popolar one e.g: bird nest , kopi luwak and snake cobra.

    Some of the food , are incredible expensive. E.g Kopi Luwak is more expensive than a gold. Some of the food are consumed because the food are believe to cure some diseases, e.g: white baby mice is believe to cure Asthma. Snake or scorpion in wine is believe to make the body stronger.

    By looking on these food. I feel- lucky i am a vegetarian

  43. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 18, 2012 at 12:59 am

    I think I will stay to greens for now, some of the things to eat just make my stomach churn.

  44. patsy on Sep 18, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Out of these twenty yucky “food” I have taken bird’s nest soup and kopi lawak before. All these food may look gross to me, but it is still an acquired taste of each individual. We keep dogs as pets but in Korea dog is considered a delicacy…… There are some who even loved coagulated pork /chicken blood. Oh gosh, I cant imagine myself eating any of these especially human placenta.

  45. Ong Moh Mei on Sep 18, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Except for bird nest which most Chinese do enjoy (and I have tried on occasions), I think I would find it too gross to eat any of the other stuff. Reminds me of some of the Fear Factors episodes – which I used to always wonder if the motivation is $$$, would I eat these gross stuff? Probably not. However if it’s a question of pride e.g. when I’m challenged and to save face/ego, likelihood is definitely higher.

  46. June Tang KHJB on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Oh my buddha! yuckkk…this 20 foods that are listed here are so disgusting !! Cannotttttt understand why these peoples can swallow those things !! When I see this pictures,realy make me feel like vomit….No,I would not want to eat any of these things..!!!We have the better choice—please be vegetarian !!

  47. lewkwanleng on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    In each culture, there are sure some “special” food.. sometimes the food is disgusting for others, but some treat them like treasures. However, seeing these feed remind me how I mistreat other animals on the planet… I hope many more people will become vegetarian…

  48. DR on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    A good contemplation for those who are into such food; visualise yourself to be that worm, or that bat or that sheep….

    …and you see that sharp blade coming towards you and then…….

    Trust me, you will turn vegetarian instantly!

  49. Julia Tan on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    OM MANI PADME HUNG!!!!!! I am so blessed that I am a vegetarian now. That means I will not have any more chance to eat these kind of weird things any more. I am truly truly grateful that I have not eaten those things before except bird nest (I stopped eating long time ago). I knew that some people in China eat human fetus for health reason. Sad uh!!??

  50. Datuk May on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    OMG, my stomach is turning from the looks of some of these exotic foods. As shared by Mayy, I do not mind taking birds’ nest but this has a bad effect on me, I get a sore throat taking it, so I do not do it so often.

    Basically not only does the food look weird and awful, in order to have such food there is much killing and suffering to other species of life.

    Depending on how adventurous one can be with what they put into themselves, I am ok that no suffering is endured to have such food.

  51. pavara on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    i would not want to eat any of these food because its so gross and disgusting. also the human placenta is from human and i would not like to eat it.

  52. Jutika Lam on Sep 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Yuck all this 20 foods that are listed here are so disgusting. I just can’t believe that they are people that will eat such horrible things. It is also sad to know that the Japan Government did not prevent people from fishing for dolphins and then eat them. Never never would i eat such things. In China they even have a market where they fry, steam, boil insects for people to buy them and eat. Makes me want to vomit when i saw that video and article. May the Karma they have accumulated punish them.

  53. verontung on Sep 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    The most i have tasted is bird nest and kopi luwak when in Bali (it’s really famous in bali and the tour guide will purposely bring u to their coffee plantation to try on this Kopi Luwak. It’s expensive though, as it is charged with USD.)
    The most of the item up there are really gross! Oh well, are they really that tasty? Not to me…
    Thank you rinpoche for sharing these “scary” food. I don’t think there would be necessary for me to taste them. For what reason human think human has rights to put them into our stomach…?!

  54. adeline woon on Sep 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Eeewwww! I’m just speechless but this is definitely an eye opener! I’m too ignorant to know any of this, apart from the bird’s nest, since I had them before.

  55. Martin on Sep 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I cannot imagine the circumstances under which someone might suggest eating a Human Placenta. As for the Balut, as if it’s not bad enough to eat an animal, people must eat it before it is properly born. And stuffing baby mice into bottles filled with wine? Seriously, who invented these recipes anyway?

    What is it about human beings that make them want to even consider eating these things. I have even considered that, perhaps if I were hungry enough I might eat some of these so-called food…but I don’t think so.

    But when we say I will eat this but not that, and when we consider one kind of food disgusting, and another as tasty, are we just being selective?

    The bottom line is it is just as horrific to eat a nicely presented pork chop when you consider all the torture an animal has to go through to end up as “food” on our plate. My strong aversion to the idea of a human placenta being eaten might have something to do with my projection of anything coming from a human as being more “alive” than say an insect. That too is not the correct way to look at things. Nothing that has life should be considered food by us.

  56. Lim Han Nee on Sep 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Yuck!May be exotic food for the weird, but not for me. Imagine eating ox’s penis and buffaloes’ testacles, human placenta, bugs, caterpillars’ fungus!. Except for birds’ nest,which I have taken in the past but not anymore (imagine birds’ saliva!),I think every other ‘dish’ mentioned here is most revolting to think of as food or a delicacy. Yet, it reminds us that everything that we eat and have attachment for is a matter of acquired taste. So why not begin with wholesome vegetables and plant food and acquire a taste for them?

  57. judy lam on Sep 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    The closest I got to consume is sharks fin and birds nest. My children and I have stopped taking sharks fin ever since we knew how it was derived at. Birds nest is not necessary anyway. The thought of consuming the above already makes my stomach churn, so no thanks. It will take a long time to change people’s eating habits. We have so much of choices when it comes to food these days, that it is really not necessary to consume these ‘rare delicacies’. While we cannot change some people’s eating habits that has been pass down from generations and differs from country to country, we can create awareness by highlighting some negative effects by consuming such food or maybe just from animal’s rights perspective.

  58. mayy on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Not all are revolting to me as I do take Bird’s Nest once in a blue moon when I can afford. Those that revolts me most are the ox’s penis, human placenta, whole sheep head, balut and the Mongolian boodog. I just couldn’t imagine myself to even put them even near my mouth….I would puked.

    This brings me to this travel and food series of Andrew Zimmern on Astro where he would go to almost any countries to try out the most deadliest, exotic, weirdest, disgusting and bizzare food we could imagine! There were times I would not want to watch them! Just can’t bring myself to imagine trying those food he would want to try/eat. Gosh!

  59. ysun on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Haven’t tried any of the above and don’t plan to try. it make me lost my appetiate for the day..

  60. guat hee on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:50 am

    My goodness, didn’t realize that bat also people cook for soup.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing

  61. AdelineTan on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:19 am

    It is so nauseating even to look at it and what more to eat it! Just can’t imagine human beings can eat anything under the sun except stones as claimed by some people.

  62. cindy on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Oh, my goodness, how can these people sell & eat all this thing. When i see people eating, i already wanted to vomit. I’ve seen documantary in China, restaurant are selling this item.

  63. Irene Lim on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:07 am

    It is awfully gross and revolting. How could anyone consume these things?! Uuuuuuuuuu…..

  64. Lily Tan on Sep 17, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Yucky! This is definitely one man’s meat is another man’s poison.I wouldn’t touch all but one with a barge pole.

    We are all different. Each & every one of us is a unique individual and that is why we have such a bewildering number of various diets to cater for all.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  65. Carmen on Sep 17, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Oh My Lord… Mankind has really really really weird tastes in considering what a delicacy is. I wouldn’t be able to even put some of the things above close to my mouth. I’d probably dry wrench at the thought of it going down my oseophagus. Actually, I’m already grossed out at the thought now.

    Well to be fair, I’ve had bird’s nest and kopi luwak. Birds nest because my family used to love it as it “makes your skin nice”… I didn’t. I got a full blown allergic reaction to it with hives on my face. Yes, It made my skin “nice and red”. hahaha. I didn’t like the taste too. Anyways, I think most people like it because it’s a luxury. But the saliva of a bird? Is it that luxurious?

    Kopi Luwak I had whilst working as a product development technologist at a coffee manufacturing company. The coffee has got a very well balanced body.. but nothing that would blow you away. Acidity was mediocre, aftertaste was light. Maybe I didn’t brew it nicely. :p. We used a plunger, which was the method that was recommended to us to best savour the coffee. Anyways, I don’t think the price you pay for it justifies the pleasure you get from it.

    Thanks for this post, Rinpoche. I enjoy my mushroom soup, avocado salads and grilled vegetable sandwiches over these anytime!

    Love,
    Carmen

  66. Lai on Sep 17, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this.
    Honestly i did tasted 5 out of 20, but i will stop it now, because it is not a necessary.

  67. Sharon Saw on Sep 17, 2012 at 3:17 am

    oh my goodness… some of these items really make my stomach turn. The oddest for me would be human placenta.. probably because it is human!!!! Although it would probably be most natural as most mammals consume their placenta to prevent other predators from smelling the blood after the mother has given birth. I couldn’t do the caterpillar fungus, the spiders, the penis, the cheese with insect larvae, the ant eggs.. oh ok.. i give up.. i couldn’t do any of the above but the most acceptable would be the birds nest, though i would actually prefer not to. Hmmm this post shows how attached i am to what i perceive is edible or tasty! Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche…

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4 years ago
According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
4 years ago
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
4 years ago
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
4 years ago
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
4 years ago
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
4 years ago
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
4 years ago
It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
4 years ago
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
4 years ago
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
5 years ago
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
5 years ago
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
5 years ago
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
5 years ago
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
5 years ago
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
5 years ago
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
5 years ago
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
5 years ago
This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
5 years ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
5 years ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
5 years ago
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
5 years ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
5 years ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
5 years ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
5 years ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
5 years ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
5 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
5 years ago
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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3 weeks ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
4 weeks ago
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
1 month ago
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
1 month ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
2 months ago
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
2 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
2 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
2 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
3 months ago
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
5 months ago
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
6 months ago
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
6 months ago
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
7 months ago
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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