Attitude

Jul 27, 2013 | Views: 1,152

Dear friends,

Interesting thoughts I found on Facebook I would like to share here. Do take a pleasant read and contemplate what is being said. Think deeply and let it change something within us.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

The Buddhist Attitude to Animal Life

If we believe that animals were created by someone for men, it would follow that men were also created for animals since s…ome animals do eat human flesh.

Animals are said to be conscious only of the present. They live with no concern for the past or future. Likewise, little children seem to have no notion of the future. They also live in the present until their faculties of memory and imagination are developed.

Men possesses the faculty of reasoning. The gap between man and animal widens only to the extent that man develops his reasoning faculty and acts accordingly. Buddhists accept that animals not only possesses instinctive power but also, to a lesser degree, thinking power.

In some respects, animals are superior to men. Dogs have a keener sense of hearing; insects have a keener sense of smell; hawks are speedier; eagles can see a greater distance. Undoubtedly, men are wiser; but men have so much to learn from the ants and bees. Much of the animal is still in us. But we also have much more: we have the potential of spiritual development.

Buddhism cannot accept that animals were created by someone for men; if animals were created for men then it could follow that men were also created for animals since there are some animals which eat human flesh.

Buddhists are encouraged to love all living beings and not to restrict their love only to human beings. They should practise loving kindness towards every living being. The Buddha’s advice is that is not right for us to take away the life of any living being since every living being has a right to exist. Animals also have fear and pain as do human beings. It is wrong to take away their lives. We should not misuse our intelligence and strength to destroy animals even though they may sometimes be a nuisance to us. Animals need our sympathy. Destroying them is not the only method to get rid of them. Every living being is contributing something to maintain this world. It is unfair for us to deprive their living rights.

In his Handbook of reason, D. Runes says:

‘We can hardly speak of morals in relation to creatures we systematically devour, mostly singed but sometimes raw. There are men and women who practise horse love, dog love, cat love. But these very same people would take a deer or a calf by its neck, slit its throat, drink the blood straight away or in a pudding, and bite off the flesh. And who is to say that a horse they cherish is nobler than a deer they feed on? Indeed, there are people who eat cats, dogs and horses but would use a cow only as a work animal.’

Some cry over a little bird or goldfish that expired; others travel long distances to catch fish on a nasty hook for food or mere pleasure or shooting birds for fun. Some go into deep jungle for hunting animals as a game while others spend a lot to keep the same animals at home as their pets.

Some keep frogs to foretell the weather; others cut off their legs and fry them. Some tenderly tend birds in gilded cages; others serve them for breakfast. It is all quite confusing. One thought stands out in a world where man clubs man for gain or sheer gore, there is hardly time to ponder over his morals in relation to animals.

Every religion advises us to love our fellow humans. Some even teach us to love them more if they belong to the same religion. But Buddhism is supreme in that it teaches us to show equal care and compassion for each and every creature in the universe. The destruction of any creature represents a disturbance of the Universal Order.

The Buddha was very clear in His teachings against any form of cruelty to any living being. One day the Buddha saw a man preparing to make a animal sacrifice. On being asked why he was going to kill innocent animals, the man replied that it was because it would please the gods. The Buddha then offered Himself as the sacrifice, saying that if the life of an animal would please the gods then the life of a human being, more valuable, would please the gods even more.

Man’s cruelty towards animals is another expression of his uncontrolled greed. Today we destroy animals and deprive them of their natural rights so that we can expend our environments for our convenience. But we are already beginning to pay the price for this selfish and cruel act. Our environment is threatened and if we do not take stern measures for the survival of other creatures, our own existence on this earth may not be guaranteed. It is true that the existence of certain creatures is a threat to human existence. But we never consider that human are the greatest threat to every living being on this earth and in the air whereas the existence of other creatures is a threat only to certain living beings.

Since every creature contributes something for the maintenance of the planet and atmosphere, destroying them is not the solution to overcome our disturbances. We should take other measures to maintain the balance of nature.

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  1. Samfoonheei on Oct 14, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful thoughts from Face Book. Some thoughts which we have to think about it deeply. I do agree from these article…..Man’s cruelty towards animals is another expression of his uncontrolled greed.Human attitudes towards animals are becoming of increasing importance in the areas of conservation and welfare. Destroying animals for their convenience,selfish act and greed is like destroying nature.
    All animal deserved to live and free from sufferings and pain.

  2. Vivian Ong on Apr 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. As a Buddhist practitioner, it is best for us to be vegetarian or vegan. Although it is a bit hard for someone to be completely switching from eating meat to eating only vegetable, we can also do it slowly and eventually we will give up eating meat.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  3. Yeo Kwai Gin (Kuantan) on Oct 19, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    看了这编文章後, 非常的赞成仁波切的说法 !

    任何动物和人类一样, 都会痛,会有感觉,投身于被宠爱的动物还好,但是投身于被宰杀的动物, 那是多么的心痛 ! 有一句话说得非常的赞成, 就是对任何的动物或宠物, 就是 [ 如果不爱它们, 不要紧, 但至少不要伤害它们 ] ! 它们也一样有妈妈, 有感情,有感觉,只是人类看不明白,听不明白它们的语言而已!

    文章里说道 : Man’s cruelty towards animals is another expression of his uncontrolled greed. 我是非常赞成这说法, 就是现在的人类欲望和贪念不断的增加,造成人类严重杀害无辜, 无情的得到他们所要得到的。

    希望人类可以对动物拥有一个爱心和怜悯之心, 好好的爱护它们 !

    持素~~也是其中一个最好的方法爱护动物 !

    以下是持素的好处, 请继续游览 :
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/vegetarianism-a-diet-of-loving-kindness.html

    感恩合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

  4. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 27, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Human is the cruelest creature on the planet. We are selfish and greedy. We destroy animals and deprive them of their natural rights so that we can expend our environments for our convenience. I was one of them. Thank you Rinpoche for all the posts. They helps me to realize that animals have the right to live and they can feel pain as well. I think I have started to appreciate them and have more care and love for them. Thank you for the sharing.

  5. Edward Ooi on Sep 1, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I don’t agree that animals are made for humans to consume nor sacrificing animals will please the gods and praying to gods is not the correct thing to do too. Because gods are not enlightened beings so they will get angry when people break their promises but enlightened beings won’t. They no longer have any feelings anymore. All they want to do and will do is to help all beings to become enlighten too. But they will grant the things that people asks for based on their merits to receive and what will they do once their dreams have been granted. I don’t care what anyone thinks of me, I just want to say that I believe that no animal should be killed, slaughtered or sacrificed. We should just let them live by their own. Start loving and taking care of animals instead of taking advantages on them.

  6. Beatrix Ooi on Jun 12, 2014 at 5:24 am

    I definitely do agree that our attitude is very important, it defines us and eventually contributes to actions performed by us. I also believe that every living being exists for a reason, they help to balance our nature.

  7. Wah Ying on Oct 28, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    We do hear and speak many arguments about the way we treat animals, however, this sentence “Man’s cruelty towards animals is another expression of his uncontrolled greed”, speaks well about the act behind.

    Not to ill treat or love creatures that cannot speak or say thank you is really a good measurement to our kindness or “level”.

    I appreciate also the line saying: “…In some respects, animals are superior to men. Dogs have a keener sense of hearing; insects have a keener sense of smell; hawks are speedier; eagles can see a greater distance…’. It reminds me, as human we are not superior at all sense.

  8. David Lai on Aug 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Yes, the Buddha expounded this in one of his key teachings and more than that, every single greedy or selfish action we perpetrate on weak animals would return to us in equal or bigger repercussions. In fact, we are truly fortunate if it does return within this lifetime because many of the actions will only return to us in future lifetimes or worse still, we would take rebirth as one of these animals that is destined to perpetuate more negative karma by being an animal that kills to eat or one that suffers a whole lifetime in fear of pain and utter sufferings. The Lamrim covers this and definitely one of the methods to avoid such a fate would be to avoid harming animals in any way or form.

  9. Eric Lee KHJB on Aug 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    其实,根据佛的教义,众生平等,不能因为说:人是万物之零,所以就能为所欲为。学佛的目的,就是希望自己能够变成更好的人,能修身养性,让自己的态度能变得更好,所以说把自己的态度调整成和佛一样的境界,自然也就能活的自在了。

  10. Low KHJB on Aug 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche. The person who wrote this ,have give some deep thoughts and analysis into human behaviors in reality.
    We claim to be the most developed beings on earth with the gift of intellect and consciousness.But our mind is often clouded by wrong views which derived from selfishness and uncontrolled pleasure of for the senses.
    If the true Buddhist,actually practice the Dharma that was thought by the Buddha. Then we should respect the cycle of existence.Compassion should be our way of life.Mutual respect between human and the animal realm would bring harmony to our existence.

  11. henry ooi on Aug 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Even in this century there are still many people who go animal hunting just for pleasure, a term that is labeled as sport. In this so called sport hundreds of thousands of animals had been tracked, hunted and killed.
    Then there are animals who were and still are hunted for their skin and pelts just so humans can feel the softness of their fur on our body.
    And the list goes on…..until demands are stopped then the killing will too.

  12. So Kin Hoe on Aug 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Human race has already ventured into most of the animals living quarters. We should rebuild the animals living areas to maintain the equilibrium of our world. Animals rights must be equally on the same level with human or higher and they should deserve more rights than human. Respect animals rights is also a form of teaching to our own inner self. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing a valuable teaching on this blog.

  13. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Aug 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Buddha really show in action how he treat all the creature in universe is equal. He willing to sacrifice himself to save the animal . i agree that sometime man treat animals cruely when man want to get the things from animals.we have to take other measures to maintain the balance.

  14. Lim (KH JB) on Aug 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for this sharing…

    According Buddhist teaching, every sentient being maybe is countless past life mothers so we should see them equally…

    So we should generate more and more compassion to them to treat them equally…

  15. Cliff on Aug 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I really like the deeper thought in this topic, we all have some what of an animalistic behaviour in ourselves, where sometimes “instincts” kick in. But only difference is we have the capability and brain power to make that compassion decision to not kill another living being. It is a fact that some deadly animals have displayed compassionate acts that is abnormal to their behaviour. We can’t be the ones who think we are more superior than other living beings, we should see all living beings as equal. We feel pain, suffering, discomfort and fear, but animals do too. They breed younglings just as we do, they survive just like we do, only difference is we have a higher level of brain power and thinking capabilities to make a much more conscious decision in life. It is true human beings is the world’s biggest disease to the environment, everyday destruction caused by man kind deteriorates the land, water and animals. Our constant search for development only expands our destructive force throughout the environment, eventually we’d all destroy our homes. We need to change our attitudes to treat all living beings as equal. I have took the step of becoming a vegetarian and hopefully eventually be a vegan, but right now I still commit the act of swatting a fly or spraying a cockroach. I still need to change my attitude in that respect. Thank you for sharing this very interesting read Rinpoche. I have shared it on my facebook and hope people would be aware of their own actions and learn to be more compassionate towards animals.

  16. Andrew Boon on Aug 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Humans are selfish pure and simple. Or at least the pressures of society “makes us” into a selfish creature. The “rat-race”, the “keeping up with the Joneses” are some of the idioms that highlights this negative nature that surfaces when we humans compete. There is healthy competition but then there is the need and want to just win at ALL COST!

    Therein lies the problem. We humans fail to see beyond ourselves and the fragility of of our own lives. We take and take and take just for ourselves not thinking of others or to the worse extent, ourselves!

    Why is global warming rampant and already a part of our daily lives whereby weather is unpredictable and violent. We brought it upon ourselves. Yes WE! Why because if we did nothing to try to stop it, we are a part of it. We cannot be on the fence and say I did not do this. We have all contributed and are continuing to contribute, so what needs to change is our attitude, our attitude towards others and our “self”.

    Can can change this attitude in an instant and if together we change, so will everything around us!

  17. tenzin llhamo on Aug 1, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I really like what what was said above. It is very true! No one has the right to take the life of another being especially those who only want to fill their stomach with corpses. How can one think that the animals are put there for us to kill and eat? I like the way that he put it into words, It was logical and easy to relate to. We should all coexist with each other and not deprive them their rights to live!

    And the best part was this one ‘There are men and women who practise horse love, dog love, cat love. But these very same people would take a deer or a calf by its neck, slit its throat, drink the blood straight away or in a pudding, and bite off the flesh. And who is to say that a horse they cherish is nobler than a deer they feed on? Indeed, there are people who eat cats, dogs and horses but would use a cow only as a work animal.’ I seriously dont understand too..

  18. graceleong on Jul 31, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    It started in the ancient times that the cow was thought to be more advantageous to be kept alive then to be killed for food.
    The cow was possibly revered because people relied heavily on it for dairy products and for tilling the fields, and on cow dung as a source of fuel and fertilizer. Thus, the cow’s status as a ‘caretaker’. Hence the animal do have a role to play in this world. Each animal in its own way.
    But clearly that has all changed today. Possibly due to greed more then any other reasons. This greed has certainly extended further then just cows or animals. It has extended to ALL OF NATURE. And we are starting to experience the destruction we have created by NOT respecting the nature and the lives of others.
    Hence,learning and re-learning the Buddhist’s attitude on animals and nature will be a great way to reduce the destructions and to ensure we have a better future life for all sentient beings.

  19. Yasmin on Jul 31, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    We have to much pride to think that we are equal towards other creatures. Like Rinpoche said, we have some qualities that other creatures don’t have and they have other qualities which we don’t have. Why do we treat some animals this way? and why do we treat some other animals that way? This I guess has all to do with the way we think, it’s I think like a habit? Sometimes I think that we have very weird answers to the actions we do.

  20. Choongs on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:05 am

    EVERYONE, PLEASE TAKE IT FURTHER

    The main issue here is about humans taking life.

    There are two ways we take away life – the obvious by way of MURDER and the subtle by an INDIRECT route.

    Besides the food we eat (think meat and seafood) or the flies that we swat, the second most obvious murder we can commit is by using animal skin and fur.

    The next most obvious is by using animal oils and fats. Do you know that McDonald’s used to deep fry their french fries in beef fat? Tallow they call it. Only when the issue about saturated fats came to light did they switch to vegetable oils.

    Which comes to one of the most serious ways that we assist in murder. How? Vegetable oils. Every square meter of forest that gets replaced by oil palm displaces and kills hundreds of life. Some scientist catalog six hundred lives in one square meter of forest. Lesser for soybean plantations for soybean oil but still INDIRECT MURDER.

    Then there is also a long list of products which use vegetable oil derivatives – plastics, soap, shampoo, margarine, perfumes, chocolate drinks and snacks, cookies, etc. The list is long. So please, if you do not want to commit MASS MURDER, check the ingredients list and also avoid deep fried foods. Steamed, baked, poached, grilled, or best raw is GOOD.

    The last way to avoid MURDER is to be frugal. Use one and only one ballpoint pen. You will be amazed at how long it lasts. Recycle, be a minimalist (less is more), and live like the Scandinavians. Sorry, no more eight course dinners. Salad, rojak, ulam, kapi, or sandwich will do. 🙂

  21. Sharon Saw on Jul 30, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    The relationship between humans and animals has been a complicated one since the beginning of time. As the blog says – humans are actually not very talented when compared to a lot of animals. We are physically weaker than many animals, and our strength is in our ability to think, with our greatest good fortune being the propensity for spiritual growth. Yet how many of us take the opportunity to develop ourselves spiritually, regardless of religion.

    “But we never consider that human are the greatest threat to every living being on this earth and in the air whereas the existence of other creatures is a threat only to certain living beings.” Is very sad but true.

    When we learn about spirituality, especially the Dharma, we will learn to respect and care for all sentient beings and stop the vicious cycle of destruction which in the end, is actually the destruction of ourselves.

  22. AdelineTan on Jul 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I like this picture of a young boy playing violin serenading the birds in the woods instead of shooting them down liked what the hunters did.
    Buddhism teaches us to show equal care and compassion to each and every living being in this planet, buddhists are encouraged to practise loving kindness towards every living being,Buddha’s advice is that it is not right for us to take away the life of any living being, they have the right to exist. They also have the potential of attaining enlightenment because all living beings have buddha’s nature too.

  23. Patsy on Jul 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Humans think they are more superior than animals but the way humans behaved is worse than animals. Due to greed and attachment, humans caused much sufferings to the animals whom we think are less superior thus it is alright to harm them for our own selfish needs.

    Animals have feelings and emotions, they have their family and loved ones. Treat them with respect and with compassion. All we need is to change our choice of food and many lives will be saved.

  24. Uncle Eddie on Jul 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    It is believed that animals are created for human beings – But, it also follows that humans were also created for animals too! Both for each others flesh. Buddhists are encouraged to love all living beings as per Buddha’s advice – not right to take away life of any living beings, which has the right to exist. Man’s today cruelty, “Due to uncontrolled greed” to expand man’s environment for convenience. We destroyed animals and deprived them of their natural rights – “But”, if we do not take such stern-measures, it is said that our threatened environment on this earth may not be guaranteed; so is our human’s existence on Earth. Nevertheless, each and every living being must contribute something on a “live and let live basis” for the planet earth and its atmosphere. The balance of nature should be made just as suitable and comfortable for all beings, including animals. If so much of violence is produced by the killing of animals, it will come back to us. As the sayings go,”Violence breeds violence. As the Nation sows, so shall it reap.” This is believed to be a reaction of nature, if you do not wish to call it Karma, for the immensed cruelty produced by humankind. It is one of those things we need to consider seriously if we feel to have the serious need to improve the World of Today!

  25. beatrix ooi on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    This is so true, I couldn’t help but agree more. It spreads out the awareness of animal cruelty very strongly. Animals aren’t created to serve/please us and we do not have the rights to take away their lives. They are living beings just like us, they have feelings too. I believe that there is Karma, if we keep hurting them, Karma will get back to us one day.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  26. Sean Wang on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I find this post very interesting. The only reason that prevented us from destroying our forest resources were initially the wildlife kept there. Now, humans would jsut deforest regardless of life. The world will continually worsen from that stage.

    We must be compassionate towards every life form.

  27. Jace Chong on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    It’s very well said that we should treat every living beings equally. I still remember and thanks to Rinpoche for giving me a DVD called “Earthlings”. The movies is talking about every living beings on this earth is earthling, there’s no different of what kind of species of living beings.

    The movie also shows that how human thought they are the something more than other earthlings and did (and still doing) horrible things to other earthlings. This is totally wrong and how can human claim ourselves we can do such thing just because we are “stronger” and “smarter”?

    I like the story mentioned in the post about Buddha asked the man to offer him instead to the God to please the God. A real God never need to be pleased by hurting lives.

    I don’t think we only can survive by hurting others, we can live harmoniously with everything as we are all earthlings, and yes, every beings contributes something for the maintenance of the planet, in a way that you can see, and cannot see.

    Please do not harm animals. It’s just a choice of food.

  28. Doreen Teoh on Jul 29, 2013 at 10:15 am

    This comes down to the self-centric attitude that the humans beings have, coming from ignorance. Just because the animals are a different outlook being from us, we have regarded the animals less superior. It is not only the animals that we treat differently, it goes the same with our own kind, where there is a always a differential of races, religion which is created by us…it is labelling. It is the equanimity thought that we have not realize. We are the same, and interconnected with all beings. From the Lamrim text, we could be the next animal that is being tortured, kill and eaten.

  29. Julien Roth on Jul 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    This is so true and send such a strong message. I think that humans in the past did not destroy the forest as fast as they could was because there was animals in the forest. But now people don’t care and they have giant killing machines to do the job. Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche.

  30. shelly tai on Jul 28, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Shelly tai on 28 July 2013 at 9pm
    As a human being we should not take advantage of the weak one like animals because animals also like us they will feel pain and fear like us. We as a human also do not want pain why want to give pain to others especially animals who are not strong as human. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this blog pist with us.

  31. lucy yap on Jul 27, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    We must have a new spirit of compassion for any form of life that is weak,helpless or hurt.Since animals are considered to be travelling towards Enlightenment just like man is,neither are they to be harmed,discouraged or hampered in their progress.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  32. Lafayette on Jul 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

    It amazes me that I always had, naturally, quite the same consideration for them, without in this incarnation, being a buddhist from birth, and coming to know my first Lama with more than 40 years of age. I’m very radical in this point. I refuse even to consider that animals are members of a lower realm, than the human realm. I don’t care for proofs of this. All life explodes in front of me as sacred, animal life, plant life, subtle life. Its dangerous, I can/could loose days and nights enslaved by them, attending their needs, caring for their sorrows – even things they don’t have and that I imagine or project they do / not standing for a minute, their suffering. Now I live with many dogs, but have project to have chickens, goats, horses, cows – again. Saw on TV that theres a trend in America do criminalize this behaviour as animal hoarders. People in most american states are allowed only certain amount of dogs, in Miami 4 dogs. Saw people on TV shows shown as hoarders because they had two horses, some cats, dogs, ducks and lived in a ranch. I refuse the label animal hoarder.
    Today I live only with dogs, but i’m getting ready for goats, possibly also a horse, soon. My soul so to speak, always communicated with that life and all life, everyday I learn a bit more about them, and about me, just by living together and observing one another. This takes time, a horse lives 25 years, i wont see many generations of them anymore. The same for a tree to grow big.
    So like reincarnation, no one had to tell me anything about it for me to know, I always had this
    innate understanding, this most clear and definite understanding of its truth. Now I’m dreaming that before this incarnation, (I was born 12/12/1959) I could have been a tibetan Lama, that died under the strife between China and Tibet since 1950 – because also had (in my youth) an innate terrible fear ‘of communism’. How to know? One day i’ll know, or i’ll re-member.

  33. Jane on Jul 27, 2013 at 9:34 am

    In a recent video you mentioned that it is out of respect for the animals that you have killed to eat, that you give your body back to the animals by cutting up your dead and now useless flesh and cook it and feed it back to the animals. I am confused. Are you not doing an injustice to the Buddhist principles by doing this then?

  34. sweekeong on Jul 27, 2013 at 9:08 am

    This is very true. The only reasons why humans didn’t plunder the forest resources as fast as he could is because there are wild animals. Now he has man-made killer weapons put to merciless use to destroy any living beings. Therefore we can see that the natural forest environment are being destroyed so much faster than the old days. We can feel the climate is changing for the worst now.

    Humans are more precious than other beings. Is it therefore we are allowed to take away other lives? Buddha is logically when he said that since sacrificing animals would please the gods therefore sacrificing himself will even please the gods even more.

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  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:34 PM
    Do you know anyone who is constantly engaged in excessive, unreasonable and repetitive behaviour such as cleaning, hand-washing, or rearranging? If you do, that person is most likely suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

    OCD is characterised by irrational fear or obsession that triggers repetitive actions. Many people suffering from OCD are aware that their actions are illogical, but when they try to ignore the urge to perform a particular action, their anxiety increases until they eventually give in to their compulsion.

    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, OCD affects 1% of the adult population in the United States alone. OCD does not discriminate and can affect anyone regardless of race, gender or age. It has great implications on a person’s quality of life and can affect their emotional health, education, career and even their social and personal life as their obsessions can result in hours of repetitive ritualistic behaviour, thus preventing them from doing other things.

    Understand more about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at http://bit.ly/33ZRciF
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:25 PM
    Gyenze, otherwise known as Ratna Shugden, is one of the five main emanations of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. This particular emanation is Dorje Shugden manifesting in an increasing form. When sincere practitioners propitiate Gyenze, we invoke his blessings to increase outer and inner wealth, health, and spiritual merits.

    With this in mind, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche envisioned and built a chapel specifically dedicated to Gyenze and his beneficial energies. Located at the front of Kechara Forest Retreat, it has become a place of spiritual pilgrimage for many people of all backgrounds and Gyenze has manifested signs of fulfilling people’s wishes.

    As more and more people are seeing the benefits of praying to Gyenze, a new 5-foot statue was commissioned to be installed in the chapel. On November 3, 2017 the new statue of Gyenze arrived at Kechara Forest Retreat. Auspiciously, it was the very same day that Kechara’s monthly Dorje Shugden puja was being held! Milk, incense and a silk khata were offered to welcome Gyenze as soon as the statue was unpacked.

    Read more of the 5-Foot Gyenze Statue Arrives in Kechara Forest Retreat at http://bit.ly/2YsfgK4
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:14 PM
    The claim that Dorje Shugden sends you to the three lower realms is used by the Tibetan leadership to worry their community into giving up the Dorje Shugden practice because now, it negatively affects your rebirth. According to the Tibetan leadership, they are banning the practice because they do not want people to go to the three lower realms and take rebirth as spirits or worse. And this reasoning is further used by the Tibetan leadership to create a false sense of compassion, because it compels Tibetans to encourage one another to give up the practice. Why? Because you would not want your loved ones going to the three lower realms, would you?

    If Dorje Shugden practice sends you to the three lower realms, how come the Tibetan leadership keeps recognizing the reincarnations of lamas who engaged in the practice? Shouldn’t they be spirits or reborn in the hell realms, according to the Tibetan leadership? Some of these lamas passed away before the ban on Dorje Shugden began, which means they practiced Dorje Shugden until their last breath in their previous incarnations. They did not have the ‘chance’ to give up the practice. So shouldn’t these lamas have taken rebirth in the three lower realms? And if they took rebirths as animals, spirits or hell beings, who are the individuals being recognized as their reincarnations?

    How come the Tibetan leadership has their own candidate for Domo Geshe Rinpoche’s reincarnation? The previous Domo Geshe Rinpoche was a huge and prominent Dorje Shugden practitioner and he passed away still practicing Dorje Shugden. Since he never gave up this practice of so-called ‘spirit worship’ and supposedly ‘broke’ his vows right until the end of his life, how come he did not take rebirth in the three lower realms as the Tibetan leadership said he would? Even more ironically, why did they recognize a candidate for his reincarnation instead?

    Another major example is His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang, the Junior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang practiced Dorje Shugden, again till the end of his life, and never gave up the practice. According to the Tibetan leadership, this means that the Dalai Lama’s own tutor died a spirit worshipper and therefore, according their basis for banning the practice, Trijang Rinpoche should have taken rebirth in the three lower realms. So why then is the Dalai Lama himself recognizing the reincarnation of his teacher, Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche?

    Check out the truth of Dorje Shugden People Do Not Go to the Three Lower Realms at http://bit.ly/2OVIIVo
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 06:03 PM
    The divine and enlightened beings can manifest in whatever form suits the needs of the people of that time and place in order to help them. They are truly compassionate in that way, and show their immense spiritual ability to be able to do so. The emanation of Lord Manjushri, the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is no different. It is with that in mind that I envisioned commissioning different forms of Dorje Shugden painted and drawn in different cultural styles to better suit the temperaments of practitioners the world over.

    The usual style that Dorje Shugden is depicted is very Tibetan, but even within his holy entourage there are differences of culture and variation across different countries. For example, the 10 Youthful and Wrathful Attendants, warrior emanations of Dorje Shugden who help avert both inner and outer obstacles, appear in different forms. They take on the physical appearance of Tibetan, Mongolian, Chinese, Kashmiri, Indian and Nepali warriors. This clearly shows that as an enlightened being, Dorje Shugden is above and beyond cultural differences, or location-based variations, etc. He transcends all of that but will emanate in forms that appeal the most to the practitioner. The more styles there are, the more wider the appeal will be. My hope is that many will be blessed by Dorje Shugden and enter his practice and be protected.

    H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche recently commissioned very special images of Dorje Shugden in Indian style, Fauvistic style, Byzantine style, Malaysian style, Chinese style, New Age style and Japanese anime style. And there are many more to come. Do check back here every few weeks as there are more different styles of Dorje Shugden art and will add here in time.

    Check out http://bit.ly/2PyTqCb
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 05:14 PM
    Although Manjushri currently appears as a bodhisattva, in actuality he has traversed the bodhisattva path. In a time long gone, he became a fully enlightened Buddha who was known as the Tathagatha Lamp of the Nagas. Due to the strong karmic connection with the sentient beings of our time, he manifested as a bodhisattva disciple of the Buddha, called Manjushri, who is famed for his great wisdom.

    Manjushri is also indeed very unique and special as he is practised in all lineages and traditions present today. As the main yidam of Lama Tsongkhapa, Manjushri constantly appears to Lama Tsongkhapa and was able to clarify the subtlest aspects of the teachings and transmit many teachings and transmissions. Hence, it is said that lineage and practices of Lama Tsongkhapa are especially blessed by Manjushri for practitioners to gain quicker attainments.

    Sharing with you a meditation upon Orange or Arapachana Manjushri composed by none other than the Great Fifth Dalai Lama who unified Tibet after many damaging civil wars, established diplomatic relations with China and other countries, and wrote a massive 24 volumes’ worth of scholarly and religious works on a wide range of subjects including a prayer to Dorje Shugden.

    Orange Manjushri is the main form of Manjushri, appearing as a Bodhisattva prince sitting in full lotus posture while holding a flaming wisdom sword with his right hand. With his left hand at his heart, he grasps the stem of a utpala blossom upon which the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra rests. The propitiation of this form of Manjushri develops wisdom within us, clarity of mind, better memory, critical thinking and artistic talents, purifies negative speech karma and finally, creates the causes for us to develop powerful, beneficial and influential speech.

    Learn more about Orange Manjushri: A Meditation by the 5th Dalai Lama at http://bit.ly/2DTN3lz
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Dec 7. 2019 03:01 PM
    This is a very beautiful temple in a very serene environment. The temple is on a small hill, overlooking the villages. The tall outdoor Buddha in the temple gives people a sense of peace. It will be nice to go there to pay homage to the Buddha and do the meditation.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/beautiful-standing-buddha-of-thaton-thailand
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Dec 6. 2019 04:39 PM
    A Pilgrimage to Lumbini, will be wonderful as that where the Buddha’s birthplace and get connected and make a good aspiration.There are many impressive beautiful structures and beautiful Sacred temples to see.
    Visiting Lumbini, the Buddha’s birth place creates the karma to have control of our own rebirth and the causes to be born in pleasant places where we will have the right conditions and opportunities to practice Dharma.Thank you for the wonderful article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2DT88gd
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Dec 6. 2019 03:57 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, this article best describe the powerful health benefits, nutritional value of consuming tomatoes in daily diet. This article has given good picture on varieties of tomatoes widely available in many forms and colour.

    Actually I do not like tomatoes much but this article have given me enough info on beneficial of tomatoes for overall health. Discovered that tomatoes are rich in varieties of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants which helps to prevent and to protect from diseases naturally.

    It’s time for me to add in tomatoes in my daily meal and to ensure that to get an array of nutrients which will help in better functioning of my body.
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 06:45 PM
    The Buddha Shakyamuni and Bodhisattva Manjushri worked closely to expound the Dharma, although Manjushri himself had achieved enlightenment many lifetimes ago. According to the Avatamsaka Sutra, Manjushri is actually the Buddha Nageshvaraja who achieved enlightenment many eons ago in a different world system. In Shakyamuni’s time however, he took the form of Manjushri, a student of Lord Buddha himself. Indeed, many teachings arose just because Manjushri asked a question to Buddha Shakyamuni.

    Manjushri is the embodiment of wisdom and knowledge, and this Namasanghiti text that recalls his names and qualities represents the pinnacle of all Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings. Scholars classify it as a tantra of the non-dual (advaya) class, along with the Kalachakra Tantra.

    The Namasanghiti was expounded by Shakyamuni Buddha for his disciple Vajrapani and his wrathful retinue in order to lead them to Buddhahood. The essence of the Namasanghiti text is that Manjushri Bodhisattva is the embodiment of all knowledge. The Namasanghiti is a short text, consisting only of around 160 verses and a prose section, which is a fraction of the vast Sutras such as Avatamsaka Sutra and Prajnaparamita Sutras, or the endless ocean of tantras such as Manjushri-Mula-Kalpa.

    Read more about A Concert of Names of Manjushri at http://bit.ly/2Yj3d1n
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 05:54 PM
    Mekong River is incredibly important for millions of people in China. It flows through many countries: China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and finally Vietnam. But weird and it is shocking to know the dogs cruelty, smuggling and trading just for the meat across Asia, through the famous river, What a cruel business. Need to be aware of visiting all this countries.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 04:32 PM
    Wat Phra Dhammakaya is worlds largest meditation Center,beautifully built, well landscaped and well maintained.The temple’s success is a collective achievement of every monk, novice and devotee who faithfully gave their time and energy day in and day out, against all odds to build the massive temple to serve all sentient beings.

    Their faith, determination and patience paid off when their dream of a sanctuary of peace to spread the Buddha’s teachings became a reality.Thank you very much for the interesting article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2RkjkKI
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 04:21 PM
    The veneration of relics is an ancient custom that plays an important role in major world religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Shamanism. For example, sites that house holy relics in Christianity are major pilgrimage destinations because it is believed that these relics are a benediction to the living and the deceased.

    In Buddhism, holy relics generally refer to the physical remains or personal effects of Buddha Shakyamuni. Incredibly, some of Buddha Shakyamuni’s bodily remains have survived for two and a half millennia, including the much-revered sacred tooth of the Buddha in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

    Most Buddhist temples have stupas, and these stupas are often created specifically to house precious relics. Such reliquary stupas often become the initial structure around which the whole temple is later based. Today, stupas may also hold the ashes or ringsel (relics in Tibetan) of prominent or respected Buddhist masters.

    Read more about The Significance of the Buddha’s Relics and the wonderful Kandy at http://bit.ly/3624n43
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 04:10 PM
    Towering imposingly and majestically in the sky, mountains are believed to possess supernatural properties because they are closer to heaven than any other earthly feature. Interestingly, many mountains are linked to spirituality and enlightened beings, such as the Buddha and Jesus.

    From the earliest times, many peoples from the Greeks and Native Americans to the Indians and Polynesians have placed mountains central to their beliefs. The power of such sacred places is believed to enhance the mortal experience and sometimes, it is even forbidden to climb them out of respect.

    The mountain calls to us with its calm and serene environment and is often chosen as the site for religious retreats. Pilgrimages to holy mountains are also a way to connect to the sacred and they allow us to purify our sins through the rigour of an arduous climb. In some religions, adherents are urged to make such a pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.

    Here is a selection of sacred mountains scattered across the globe. They are revered by people separated by vast spaces but united in their awe and regard for these magnificent giants of nature.

    Read more about Sacred Mountains Around the World at http://bit.ly/2rg4sCu
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:57 PM
    Crystal clear waters lapping against white sandy beaches. Coastlines lined with palm trees against a backdrop of lush green hills and sunny blue skies. Amazing underwater life and some of the best diving sites in the world. Malaysia’s 878 islands give sun and surf lovers plenty of reason to visit the country.

    Penang, Langkawi and Pangkor offer easy getaways to well-developed islands with plenty of activities to choose from. Perhentian, Redang, Tioman and Rawa islands are simply paradise if you have the heart of a bohemian. Sipadan, Mabul, Layang-Layang and Kapas are rugged dive adventures listed as some of the best on the planet.

    Check out the Top 10 Island Holidays in Malaysia at http://bit.ly/366c1uh
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:52 PM
    Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County, northwest China’s Gansu Province, is an annual destination for tourists, Buddhists and pilgrims from around the world. They gather to witness the unveiling of the world’s largest thangka (tapestry) of Buddha, as part of the Grand Monlam Prayer festivities.

    Also called the “Sunning of the Buddha” ritual, at this time, Tibetan monks invite a giant thangka about 100-feet long and 65-feet wide of Buddha Amitabha, up a mountain near Labrang Monastery, which is the largest Tibetan monastery outside of Lhasa.

    It is unveiled at first light on the side of the mountain so that the first rays of the sun illuminate the sacred painting.

    Read more about Monlam Festival at Labrang Monastery at http://bit.ly/2qndQUt

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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)
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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
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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!
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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
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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. 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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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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

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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
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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
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
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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
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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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
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
7 months ago
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
7 months ago
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
7 months ago
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
7 months ago
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
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Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
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Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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